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These are the mad musings of a middle aged woman, dyke, nurse, poet. I have a dog, a cat, a mobile home, and delusions of grandeur.

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Monday, May 22, 2006

Why Auntie Is A Democrat. Maybe.

I found this children's book by way of The Left Coaster this morning. I was thinking of ordering one for my youngest niece. What I want to know is, are those snails or aliens in the cover art?

It almost made me proud. Until I started surfing the web this morning. It would appear that we Democrats are having an ethical crisis these days. While the
U.S. Army and video game producers are increasingly collaborating on war simulation games designed to attract a new generation of potential soldiers, the democrats in office are crying foul on the one hand and sticking their other hand in the cookie jar.

While Ruth Coniff talks about the
democratic search for a soul in a May 9 article in the Progressive, Doug Thompson is ranting on Capitol Hill Blue today about crooks in the democratic leadership.

"I am not a crook." ~Richard M. Nixon

Judging by the antics of people like Randy "Duke" Cunningham and Connie Brown, one would have to draw the conclusion that the republican party is not the only one with crooks in the house. So maybe I don't want to buy the book. Maybe I want to research other political parties. Or maybe I want to disassociate myself from political parties altogether. It may be true that power corrupts. So where do we go from there?

Nancy Pelosi promised to clean up congress if democrats took the majority of seats this November. Perhaps she ought to consider promising that we democrats will clean up our own back yard. Most seem to agree that the democratic party may have core values but we can't agree on anything.

Come to think of it, perhaps a children's book is just what we need.

2 Comments:

Blogger ~ nellenelle said...

I agree. Calling out issues with another party, whilst simultaneously allowing such nonsense within one's own, speaks to a desire for power and not for the betterment of the country.

8:51 AM PDT  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Pam, looks to me as if they are alien squirrels, like the monsters that continue to either break or find a way into every single bird feeder I buy!

Not only will the military / media / oil / industrial giants be creating more soldiers but more violence-glorifying /ideltifying / loving psychopaths and sociopaths. But then, I guess we need politicians, too.

I, too, am beginning to think the only hope for the future of this country is a valid, multi-party political system. I don't know why we don't have center-right, right, center-left, left, moderates, Christian Democrats, Socialist, Labour like most of the rest of the democratic, industrialized world.

7:20 PM PDT  

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