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  • Saturday, March 10, 2007

    Progressive Democrat Issue 112: THOUGHTS

    LOTS going on this week. If you watched Fox you would know that Libby was found not guilty. Of course, if you are in touch with reality you would have ALSO heard that he was found GUILTY of four charges. The one charge that never was leveled at him that SHOULD be was treason. Imagine if the chief of staff of Al Gore had done the equivalent during Clinton's administration. The Republicans would have gone berserk and screamed "treason!"

    Meanwhile, Bush travels to Latin America and is greeted by this: (from BBC News)




    In Brazil, more than 10,000 protesters (according to BBC news) turned out in the capital of Sao Paulo to protest the arrival of America's appointed President, Georgoe Bush. I wonder if our good friend, Francis Holland, is participating :-)

    This is a time when world opinion is solidly against America. This is dramatically show by a recent poll that showed that people view America as marginally MORE destabilizing a force than North Korea and only slightly less destabilizing than Iran. To the world, America is part of the Axis of Evil.

    This is played out in Latin America as well. In Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador, strongly anti-American, socialist presidents have been elected by democratic vote and are extremely popular. Throughout Latin America, including in Brazil, Peru and Chile, leftist governments have been voted into office. In Nicaragua Daniel Ortega, the boogie man of the Reagan era, has been elected President.

    We are not popular in the world, not even in our own backyard. Brazil President Lula's own party is protesting Bush's arrival!

    But I am not so worried about this trip. Sure people hate us in Latin America thanks to Bush's stupid and insane foreign policy. But at least he isn't visiting Chile. The president of Chile is a women. And we know what kind of creepy groping Bush is known for when meeting a woman head of state:



    At least we are spared a similar groping incident in Chile, at least on this trip.

    Meanwhile, related to the same embarassing Bush trip, there's a great story on dKos about Mayan priests in Guatamala who plan to purify a sacred Mayan site after President Bush visits and are calling his visit an "offense for the Mayan people and their culture."

    What deep revulsion Bush invokes worldwide!

    Here's this week's newsletter. Don't forget to visit an advertiser or two to get me a few more cents income. And if you want more political and cultural commentary, visit Culture Kitchen, my other main blog.

    TABLE OF CONTENTS:

    MEDIA ACTION: Taking on Ann Coulter's Hate Speech

    NATIONAL ACTION TO GET US OUT OF IRAQ

    IMPEACHMENT!

    NY STATE FOCUS: Getting us out of Iraq!


    NYC GROUPS AND EVENTS

    IOWA FOCUS

    MICHIGAN FOCUS

    MIDWEST GROUPS AND EVENTS

    NEW JERSEY FOCUS

    NEW JERSEY GROUPS AND EVENTS


    VIRGINIA FOCUS: Getting us out of Iraq!

    VIRGINIA GROUPS AND EVENTS

    CALIFORNIA FOCUS: Gettingus out of Iraq!

    CALIFORNIA GROUPS AND EVENTS

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