Some Scary, Some Vile And Some Funny
We say opinion, but they say sedition. After my last post about Bush administration attempts to silence the media and the fear that there could be a return to the days of reporters and citizens being charged with sedition for daring to speak out against our government, this new case was brought to my attention. Amy Goodman of Democracy Now interviews Laura Berg, a Veterans Affairs nurse investigated for sedition after writing a letter critical of the Bush administration to her local newspaper. A transcript of the interview is available at Democracy Now. It may not yet be time to panic, but it’s certainly time to pay close attention and be ready to panic at any moment. (Thanks to Yellow Dog for bringing this to my attention.)
I have not been able to write anything coherent about the South Dakota abortion ban as every time I try, the rage overwhelms me and nothing productive comes out. But sometimes venting is the exact right thing to do. For an explicit, angry and right on post about South Dakota’s vile, repugnant and tragic view of women, check out Rory Shock’s “Asshole South Dickota Governor Mike Rounds Gives More Rights to Nonsentient Lumps of Flesh than to Raped Children”. As you can tell from the title, it’s not for the fainthearted but I found that it hit the spot and was the perfect cathartic read.
On the lighter side of things, over at Democratic Underground, my dad pokes a little fun at the President. “The Do-It-Yourself Online Presidential Leadership Quiz” by Mark W. Bradley is the funniest thing I read today (certainly funnier than Amy Goodman’s interview with Ms. Berg and Rory’s references to child rape). If this idiot can do it, perhaps any idiot can.