Why You Should Come to Cancun
†††From September 10-15, the World Trade Organization will attempt to hold a ministerial in Cancun, Mexico. †They will be opposed by campesinos, students, international activists, NGOs, and a strong contingent of the Mayan Gods and Goddesses †(at least, in the form of giant puppets.) †Here’s why you should be there, too, if you possibly can-or in one of the many support actions around the globe if you can’t get to Cancun itself.
The following is a quote from an Al Franken interview I read this morning, with an explanatory link thrown in. I don’t like this at all:
“So this is the mindset of the right, that they have to punish you. Joe Wilson, the former Gabon ambassador, was sent to Niger by the CIA and came back and said the uranium claims weren’t true. And when the controversy started broiling again about the 16 words in the State of the Union address and Wilson wrote the piece in New York Times, senior administration officials blew the cover on his wife, who was a covert [CIA] operative. And it jeopardized the lives not only of her contacts but every American, because she was a covert agent in weapons of mass destruction. And it’s a way of intimidating other analysts who might come forward, and there’s a parallel here: You will be punished if you come after us.
I really think the Wilson thing is the most disgraceful action of any White House since Iran Contra.”
Apparently it has been decided in Texas that pictures of breastfeeding are “lewd.” Ah. Obviously. Chris and Karen had best be careful, when the time comes, not to shoot anything that is “equivalent to sex”. This will make Karen very, very angry (if she hasn’t heard about it already).
It’s all about your microorganisms, baby!
Microorganisms, micro-details. I fixed the “=”. ~deb
Since there’s all this interest in voting in California, you might want to take a moment to get to know the proposed Instant Runoff Voting idea. It won’t make it into this recall election, but it should.