If you're in Los Angeles, there are some good concerts of Spanish music coming up at the Hollywood Bowl, 25-27 July. Also, Miss Sandra Bernhard is performing at the Cinegrill (Roosevelt Hotel) this 15-17 July...I would like to go if anyone is interested, but be warned, it will not be cheap.
Just a service note: Are you getting these screeds at multiple e-mail addresses? Perhaps I have two (and in Lorinda's case, three) e-mail addresses for you, but I don't know which one is really working. Let me know and I'll cut your traffic in half.
I DON'T USUALLY LIKE petitions, but every so often a good, server-crashing one comes around. Here's one to demand that YOUR reps in Congress investigate why Bill Clinton can get impeached for lying about getting his dick sucked (sorry, Mom) but George Bush doesn't get shit for lying about the reasons to destroy the infrastructure of an entire nation. Yikes!
On that note of rage, shall we leap, rather than creep, into this screed? Shaking my chains like Jacob Marley, I say, President Bush, j'accuse!
Mr. Bush, You Are A Liar
By William Rivers Pitt
t r u t h o u t Perspective
Bush Knew Iraq Info Was False
Thursday 10 July 2003
Who's a liar? VOTE! Look at the "Question of the Day" poll on this web page; you will like the results (and you can add to them, thanks, Ellen):
And then enjoy the spectacle as the rats begin to jump overboard...again:
Bush Team Split As CIA Becomes The Fall Guy
By Tim Reid
Washington Times of London
There is also a petition going around to support exonerating Amina Lawal, the Nigerian woman who was sentenced to be stoned to death this August in Nigeria for adultery (a little Spanish is helpful at this site; thanks, Bruno):
Entra en internet y firma por AMINA: http://www.amnistiapornigeria.org/
Okay, and if this isn't the American Way, I dunno what is (thanks, Miles):
Coalition troops looted and vandalized the Iraqi airport that now must be rebuilt
On the flip side, we've just launched the first Navy vessel named for a living President, and guess who:
We're gonna need new ships, because the Cold War may be over, but now we've got the War on Terror and the War on Drugs. Can anyone imagine the United States not at war? Not since Teddy Roosevelt, kids. This next article may prove to be depressing:
All War All The Time
By Robert Higgs
San Francisco Chronicle
Especially if our old buddies don't want to play with us any more:
US Senate calls for NATO, UN troops to Iraq as clashes continue
And playful they are not; here's an interview with the debonair Bush-baiter of the French left:
"One Must Follow One's Principles to the End"
Pierre Rousselin interviews French Foreign Affairs Minister Dominique de Villepin
There are even some Americans who see the French playing their old role...sending us ducats and generals for a new Revolution.
USA Oui! Bush Non!
by Eric Alterman -- The Nation
And just to rebut the good feelings, some bad dirt on the French government (or as Miss Ellen puts it so nicely, "Jacques Chirac is a piece of shit", thank you, Ellen):
Chirac 'in secret deal with Serb general'
Finally, one of the weirdest combinations of newsfeed and conspiracy theory I've seen in a while (and I've been busy looking), check it out because it's not what you think (thanks again, Miles):
Re-live the Columbine experience for yourself in our indoor paintball
Columbine High-School re-creation
VIVE LE SCREED!
14 July 2003