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March 18, 2004

Bush Policies And Other Things That Don't Work

It's hard for me to do the huge blogarounds some TLC members occasionally do, so I'll stick to the smaller ones every couple of days.

We need more progressive voices like Mustang Bobby's at Bark Bark Woof Woof. He tells it like it is, and hopefully in November more people will realize just how screwed over we've been by the policies of the Bush administration. Bobby wrote, "George W. Bush and the Republican Party represent everything that is repellant to me in American politics today: the party of the rich screwing the poor, the party of smug arrogance and homophobic bigotry, the party of craven corporate greed, and the party that uses fear and intimidation in every dealing with those who disagree with it. So I'm happy to tell you that not only will I not send you any money as a Charter Member of the Bush-Cheney '04 Team, I'm going to be doing everything I can to defeat them."

A little common sense from Elayne Riggs about the Spanish elections. She wished that "more progressive bloggers would reject the whole "Al Qaeda won" scenario being pumped so hard by the right-wing media. When the party controlling your government takes you to war against the express objection of the majority of your population, and then further insults your intelligence by calling your demonstrations against war and terrorism "anti-democratic" - well, to me voting that party out of power doesn't say "terrorists and warmongers have won," it says to me very clearly that they've lost." Hear, hear.

Despite yet another study [Via Respectful of Otters] that has shown that teen abstinence programs don't work, the Passion Republicans continue to push them. Echidne has a rather novel approach to enforcing sexual abstinence earlier this month - bring back the chastity belt! It's just as likely to work as the rest of those teen abstinence programs.

Posted on March 18, 2004 at 09:57 AM | Permalink


Thanks for the plug, Trish! One point of order (and a miniscule nitpick so feel free to ignore): It's "hear hear", not "here here." Originated in the British Parliament in the 18th century as a contraction of "hear him, hear him."

Posted by: Elayne Riggs at Mar 19, 2004 5:18:07 PM