Friday, August 05, 2005


Tucson grannies continue their protests

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The New Yorker magazine had a letter to the editor this week.
Hanna Rosin's story on Patrick Henry College and its ardently conservative student body leaves a memorable impression of dorm-room walls plastered with Bush-Cheney posters ("God and Country, June 27th). But why aren't all these true believers enlisting to fight in Iraq, in a war launched and directed by their heroes? While thousands of their generational peers, many non-supporter of this Administration among them, are in Iraq as a result of our "poverty" draft, the Patrick Henry students have eyes only for well -paid jobs in the White House and the Republican Party apparatus. There is an irony here that probably bypases the students who blindly adore Dick Cheney. One supposes that, like Cheney during the Vietnam War, they "had other priorities."

Michael Myerson
Cortlandt Manor, NY

The sun burns hot in Tucson in August. It isn't pleasant standing around next to a hot, black street, good old Speedway where I used to drag race as a teen, demonstrating against the war. Even though they were arrested last week, the grannies and others against the war were at it again. They know that one doesn't sit idle when people are dying. From Arizona Indy: More pictures.

Something for everyone here: if you want to make a leaflet design for leafletting local colleges and universities, feel free to submit them here. Obviously, the hypocricy and unpatriotic cowardice of Bush supporters should be taken on, as soon school starts.

Remember, it is more than just reading blogs. This is part of real time work, real work, Bush's support has dropped to a miserable 38% and is falling rapidly. He needs to have his supporters do more and we can heartily encourage them.


At 05 August, 2005 12:25, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 05 August, 2005 12:27, Blogger Richard said...

Yeah, he should - preferably in a Kamikaze squadron.

BTW - go get 'em, Elaine!

At 05 August, 2005 22:40, Anonymous Anonymous said...

republicans are such pussies

At 08 August, 2005 20:45, Blogger disabledvet said...

More courage from a grandma than from the young chickenshits

At 09 August, 2005 13:22, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 18 August, 2005 00:01, Anonymous Proud Reprofitcan said...

Oh come come -- let's be realistic!

Why should Young Republicans (or any other age Republican, for that matter) enlist in anything but lip service for this war?
As anyone knows, when there is War, there are incredible opportunities for Profit$! Who BETTER to stay safe in the US and collect those profit$? The POOR?!
I don't THINK so! Face it, they simply aren't qualified... first, they have no experience; secondly, haven't you ever noticed that wealth tends to stay within families from generation to generation? It's just not in the poor's DNA!

...Oops sorry, I meant Intelligent Design! God didn't design mere soldiers to be war-profiteers! He wisely created a better type of people altogether to greedily acquire wealth.

It's *Hard Werk*, but dammit SOMEBODY'S gotta do it! And we Reprofitcan$ are just what the (Greatest) President (Ever) ordered!


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