What are YOU doing today?
I’m going to start my day by e-mailing this piece to everyone I know (some will be getting it twice). It’s about John McCain. It’s called “Bigotry, Apology, Repeat As Necessary”. An excerpt:
Also in 2000, McCain insulted Asians. “I hate the gooks,” John McCain hissed, “and I will hate them for as long as I live…and you can quote me.” After a few days of negative press attention, he took it back: “I apologize and renounce all language that is bigoted and offensive, which is contrary to all that I represent and believe.”
That shouldn’t take too long. A lot of my friends don’t even have computers…
In its so-called “war on terror”, the US government has used practices that are prohibited under international law. These include secretly transferring terror suspects to locations where they have faced torture and other ill-treatment, enforced disappearances and indefinite detention without charge.
The US detention centre at Guantánamo is a symbol of this illegality. Despite international condemnation and the US government’s own stated wish to close Guantánamo, six years after detentions began at the base, many detainees languish there in cruel, inhuman and degrading conditions.
(btw, I’ve already signed the pledge at tearitdown.org…have you??)
After a light lunch and some even lighter housework, I think I’ll spend the afternoon playing around on WikiCandidate 08…until the kids get home from school…or until I get too depressed about other people’s ideal president. Still, someone’s got to be there to ‘update’ the wingnuttia, no?