Wednesday, May 30, 2007

June becomes you

if we write words together
congregational felling of veils, plow through
mud slackens grip on gothic boot in revere-ware column
all copper and stainless reflecting land, sea, sky
out that window that may soon become someone else's window
when we take over downstairs, make a home out of two
with my office and lebam on the side
comfort and joy, mixed with the grief of my seemingly endless war
gone to battle again, sorting it out and torn as to who, how, when
elastic crane building strands of dna between your webbing
lets work our thumbs into the pockets of this one
crackle a laugh for old times sake
gail turn your sweet trunk from side to side
with that special twisty dance only you know how to do

Friday, May 25, 2007

Pay attention, get involved

the congress we elected last year has now sent the big bucks bill to bush for his signature. if you are reading this and still believe that the policy to cut off funding for the war and take the decision out of bush's hands is wrong, please take the time to research where that money is going - which companies are reaping profits - what the end game is in terms of oil contracts.
then let your conscience be your guide. if we leave, are we really abandoning iraq to be overwhelmed by al queda? if we stay, are we truly fighting global terrorism? who got us into it and why? how much do you trust bush, cheney? are they really trying to help anyone but their constituents? who are their constituents?
make decisons, email your senators and representatives. hold them accountable next time an election rolls around to represent your views.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Jim McDermott says it

it's great to have a representative in congress who actually represents me! from his speech today which actually focuses on the fact (via abc news) that bush-inc is now planning to covertly collapse the iranian government to try to snatch their oil. but we are still entangled in that same struggle in iraq, as jim points out:

"The American people are virtually shouting at us to pay attention and get our soldiers out of Iraq now. Vast sums of U.S. money are flowing into Iraq, and billions of U.S. dollars are missing. The Special Investigator for Iraq Reconstruction told a San Antonio newspaper last week that corruption in Iraq is endemic and debilitating.

But Prime Minister Maliki has granted Ministers and former Ministers immunity from prosecution by Iraq's Commission of Public Integrity, and, in turn, the Ministers can shield their own employees from prosecution, a government that has been told by this President and Vice President to pass an oil law that transfers control and profits to Western oil companies, just like the good old days in Iran. Overthrowing Iran in 1953 was all about oil. Invading Iraq was all about oil, and the new secret plot against Iran is all about oil.

Oil is the only benchmark this President and Vice President want, and they will keep American soldiers fighting and dying until an oil law is passed in Iraq that gives Western oil companies total control of the spigot and the profits. It's time to unmask the latest doomed plot to overthrow Iran, and it is past time to get our soldiers out of Iraq.

Nothing less than protecting our troops is acceptable"

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Congress chickens out

follow the money - who is pushing the war, who is getting rich from its continuance. this is not a difficult or complex issue. you have to shut off the flow of money to stop the war. congress has the power to do this. even without a 2/3 majority, if the simple majority simpy refuses to allocate funding for the war, it will go away.

there is no other path with a bush presidency but to pull the plug on the finance side - to hold the line and stand as a representative body of the people's vision, not the elite industrial military cronies that line their pockets as more blood is shed from day to day. stop the flow of bucks, its the only thing these ruthless asswipes understand.