I’m changing this slightly to, support positive people who will lead us with integrity and vision.
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my friend told me that there was parade entries for “teachers for peace” “Social workers for peace” “Plummers for peace” etc. The crowd whistled and cheered which is amazing in our conservative little town. Then Senator Marilyn Musgrave’s Float came by and she said there was dead silence. Like a pin dropping silence. She said it was worse than a boo.
now we must accomplish something with all those hard won seats in congress and on the state level. I’m keeping the thought and prayer that the democrats will A) Conduct themselves with integrity B) Grow a pair
So agreed to walk in the local homecoming parade to support a woman running for congress here. She’s running against a homophobic fatass named Marilyn Musgrave. Talk about going into public service to enrich yourself. She’s everything that makes me NEVER EVER EVER want to be a republican.
So I’ll do the yard sign and the bumpersticker. Angie Paccione is a person of integrity and we could use a little more competence in Washington.
Britons tire of cruel, vulgar US: poll
People in Britain view the United States as a vulgar, crime-ridden society obsessed with money and led by an incompetent president whose Iraq policy is failing, according to a newspaper poll.
The United States is no longer a symbol of hope to Britain and the British no longer have confidence in their transatlantic cousins to lead global affairs, according to the poll in The Daily Telegraph.
The YouGov poll found that 77 percent of respondents disagreed with the statement that the US is “a beacon of hope for the world”.
As Americans prepared to celebrate the 230th anniversary of their independence on Tuesday, the poll found that only 12 percent of Britons trust them to act wisely on the global stage. This is half the number who had faith in the Vietnam-scarred White House of 1975.
A massive 83 percent of those questioned said that the United States doesn’t care what the rest of the world thinks.
With much of the worst criticism aimed at the US adminstration, the poll showed that 70 percent of Britons like Americans a lot or a little.
US President George W. Bush fared significantly worse, with just one percent rating him a “great leader” against 77 percent who deemed him a “pretty poor” or “terrible” leader.
More than two-thirds who offered an opinion said America is essentially an imperial power seeking world domination. And 81 per cent of those who took a view said President George W Bush hypocritically championed democracy as a cover for the pursuit of American self-interests.
US policy in Iraq was similarly derided, with only 24 percent saying they felt that the US military action there was helping to bring democracy to the country.
A spokesman for the American embassy said that the poll’s findings were contradicted by its own surveys.
“We question the judgment of anyone who asserts the world would be a better place with Saddam still terrorizing his own nation and threatening people well beyond Iraq’s borders,” the paper quoted the unnamed spokesman as saying.
“With respect to the poll’s assertions about American society, we bear some of the blame for not successfully communicating America’s extraordinary dynamism.
“But frankly, so do you (the British press).”
In answer to other questions, a majority of the Britons questions described Americans as uncaring, divided by class, awash in violent crime, vulgar, preoccupied with money, ignorant of the outside world, racially divided, uncultured and in the most overwhelming result (90 percent of respondents) dominated by big business.
I can stomach and on some level, understand. The new improved “Jesus is on my team, not yours” type. Well, I cannot abide. Ever notice how these are the people who are most eager to get out there and kill someone? Death penalty, foreign policy making with guns. Strange. They are not right in the head or the heart.
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