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Friday, April 28, 2006


Me again ... And I'm insulted as you all should be. Pissed off really.

Have you heard the latest legislation being proposed by Republicans to help ease the pain of high gas prices? No they haven't suggested slashing or even cutting off all government subsidies to oil companies in response to the overwhelming profits that are being collected at our expense. No, not that. They're not calling in CEOs and other oil company executives and demanding explanations about why the price for a barrel of oil is skyrocketing by the hour and yet their salaries keep growing even though they say oil production has slowed ... No not that either.
Instead Republicans are offering the American people a PR stunt ... See, they care about us. Really they do. And they understand our struggle to fill our tanks so that we can get to work everyday. So they want to offer each of us a onetime "Gas Rebate" of $100. Wow! $100! I could get like two tanks of overpriced gas for that! Thank you, thank you so much!

But wait a minute ... I'd like a hundred bucks just as much as the next person, but wait just a minute ... They're going to give us each $100 of taxpayer money? Wait a minute ... doesn't that make it already my money? So they're going to give me back $100 of my money so that I can continue to buy gas at overinflated prices? Why am I not pleased by that? They want me to take the $100 of money that was already mine before April 15th and continue to support price gouging? Something sounds a little fishy here...They want me to be HAPPY about receiving $100 of my own money so that I'll vote for a Republican in the midterm elections? Am I the only one who thinks something is wrong here?

Don't fall for it. A "Gas Rebate" isn't an answer to big oil companies continuing to steal money out of the pockets of you and me. It's a PR stunt. I mean, take the $100 - absolutely. But don't let it end there. Demand that prices be cut or subsidies taken away. Demand that oil companies be held accountable. Why is it that you and I have to pay two and three and four times over to subsidize oil companies (already subsidized by the government) run by millionaires who aren't feeling any kind of oil crunch ... It's time we demand that oil companies stop stealing from us and face criminal charges for price gouging!!!

And if I get a $100 rebate, it won't go back into the pocket of Exxon Mobil ... No. I'm donating it to the DNC to help prevent another disaster of a presidency.
See you at the polls, people.


I know some of you may have already read this, but it was just too good not to pass on. This is an article from a recent Rolling Stone and it's incredible. Well written, line by line analysis by a historian about the Bush presidency. It's a little tough to get through only because it's such a long laundry list of lies and examples of how the heinous policies of this Administration have gotten us all in deep.

So please read it. Educate yourselves and others so that we make sure the citizenry of the United States doesn't make a mistake like this again during the upcoming mid-term elections and even more importantly in 2008.


Wednesday, April 26, 2006


Why is it that women are so susceptible to suffering? Why is it that we carry so much guilt? Why do we try and be the peacemakers, while the world around us doesn't seem to even notice the chaos?
I don't usually use this word, but it's warranted ... I hate that women don't realize their power. We more than create life - for that we need a male contribution - but we nourish it. We are lucky enough to be the ones who have a human being grow and develop within our own bodies. If it wasn't for us, that little bundle of cells would never survive and develop into a baby. And yet we take that power for granted and often after giving birth we relinquish our power.
Women make up over half the Earth's population - so where are we? Why are our voices not being heard? Are we not speaking loud enough? Or are we speaking at all? We should be screaming! We should be making demands and taking action ... but we're busy nourishing our children. We don't have the time. We don't even have the time to nourish and take care of ourselves. And that is what needs to change.
So start thinking of yourselves ladies. It's time to detach yourselves from bad relationships, from people who take and take and take and never give back. It's time to stop being "nice" and start being truthful with ourselves and those around us. It's time that we learn about who we all are and we celebrate that. It's time that we start helping one another to realize the power we have.
Just think about it...What kind of world would it be if women came together to make positive change? Certainly one we would be proud to hand over to our children. As it stands right now we are murdering the Earth, the mother of all creation, while we wage war and murder one another over money and dominance - and where does that get us? Right where we are.
Hiding out in our homes. Surrounded by technology that doesn't really connect us to the rest of the world, but continues to isolate us. Do you know your neighbors? Do you know your child's teacher? Do you know your own spouse as well as you'd like to? Don't get me wrong - technology can be wonderful, as long as it compliments, and doesn't alter, our existence.
I've come to the conclusion (well, the idea anyway. It's still doing a lot of spinning in my head and nothing is ever final is it?) that I want to help women. I want to help them help themselves and in turn their families. I want to empower women. I want to help them to believe that they have the power to change the world - afterall, we change it everyday by having and raising our children. What bigger effect can we have than providing the future population of the Earth? I'll tell you ... changing our present by changing ourselves.