Friday, 18 September 2009

Are you fired up?

Barack is.

Health reform IS going to happen. We'll make it happen.

It has to - today a study was released revealing that nearly 48,000 Americans die each year due to lack of insurance. That's just not good enough. Period.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Attention Southerners: I'm Glad You Lost. You Should Be Too.

Heckling right-winger Joe Wilson has become quite the cause celebre on both sides of the debate. In the course of this heated discussion, one of the things that has been discussed is Wilson's status as one of only 7 legislators to vote in favor of keeping the Confederate flag flying over the South Carolina capitol building.

In defending his new BFF, Rep. Steve King had this to say:
Being a son of the South puts you in a different position when it comes to the Confederate flag. It means something entirely different to the people who have ancestors who fought in the Civil War on the south side of the Mason-Dixon line.

Ya know, that's true. For sure, those who fought in favour of slavery and oppression of black people come from a differnt point of view when it comes to this flag.

But I would think that this would be something you would be decently ashamed of, rather than using as, ya know, an argument in favour of continuing to be disrespectful of black people.