Odds and Ends
sent me this
because she saw how much I love free speech zones
. Turns out our President actually invented the idea of putting protesters in a special area when he was governor--I am shocked.
Since the governor was about to launch his presidential campaign, he didn't want these protesting peasants embarrassing him, so suddenly there was a new rule that said no one could demonstrate on the sidewalks around the mansion. Instead, the governor consigned them to a "protest zone," which was a parking lot far away from the mansion and the media. The citizens demonstrated anyway, and Bush's security force was dispatched to arrest them. [article]
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CalPundit has 2 posts worth checking out today (expounding on one from a few days ago)
- Gay rights are important, Likability is important and Dean is likeable (but, so is Edwards)
- Thoughts on National Security platform for Dems
Republicans and their neoconservative brethren have a foreign policy that is seemingly based on the naive idea that having the world's biggest military machine and using it frequently will make us safe from terrorism. It won't — instead it will simply make us hated and isolated. Democrats need to expose this for the reckless folly that it is and offer up a comprehensive plan in its place that offers genuine hope for the problems of the real world, not the fantasy solution of democracy at gunpoint favored by the Bush administration. It's time to get started.
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is by far my most popular post--thanks to Neal Pollack for inspiring it.