Tuesday, August 10, 2004

I wasn't the only blogger in Provincetown...

I wasn't the only blogger in Provincetown..

..last week.

I didn't run into Berta Walker, but I did run into Joel Meyerowitz.

We talked about this photo....

Credit: Joel Meyerowitz photo

...it had deeply touched me. He pointed out that the welder had just received five stitches to his cheek before the photo was taken. He also mentioned there was a tear in the welder's eye. The tear had little to do with the injury to his cheek.

photo credit: CapeCodOnline.com

If you are anywhere near the Cape this summer,don't miss Mr. Meyerowitz' exhibit, "Inside the Forbidden City : Photographs from Ground Zero", which runs through September 5th at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.

Kerry draws Bush war distinction

Kerry draws Bush war distinction

"Now, almost two years after he voted for the war in Iraq, and almost 220 days after switching positions to declare himself the anti-war candidate, my opponent has found a new nuance. After months of questioning my motives and even my credibility, Sen. Kerry now agrees with me."

--GW Bush, August 9, 2004


Yesterday I recommended that John Kerry write a piece for the NY Times or the Boston Globe, drawing us a map of distinction and separation from Bush's war.

After all, Bush was the Commander in Chief..the man on whose shoulders rested the one final decision to place American boots on the hell-ground of Iraq where insurgents waited to spill the blood of our troops.
There were no roses.
There were no flowers, save for the ones that beautifully rest upon the silent graves of 930 American troops.
There were no WMD.
Liberation has become a hollowed-out word.
Civil war is all that blooms in the land of Iraq.

Today, we learn that John Kerry has given an initial response.

John asks George:

George, why did we rush to war without a plan to win the peace?

George, why did you rush to war on faulty intelligence and not do the hard work necessary to give America the truth?

George, why did you mislead America about how you would go to war?

George, why have you not brought other countries to the table in order to support American troops in the way they deserve it and relieve the pressure on the American people?

Why, George?
These are questions for George and George alone, regardless of how John Kerry voted in October of 2002.
It's time for George to take responsibility for his own actions.

In the presidential debates, I expect that Bush (unconsciously or consciously--who knows?) will psychologically project his fear, guilt, and anxiety over all his failures and attempt to make John Kerry the receptacle of the baggage.

It isn't going to work.

This man was the President.

There can be no pot calling the kettle black when you're the biggest, blackest kettle in the country.

Accountability, George.

It's all about accountability.

Yes, George. Your sweeping-phrase theatrics haven't fooled us, and come November, you're probably going to be terribly surprised (because you don't read news or blogs) to find out just what kind of leader we think you've been.

Divider Bush picks a partisan for CIA

Divider Bush picks a partisan for CIA

Bush picked the nominee I suspected he'd pick.

Bush never does anything surprising.

He's a divider..just as Tom DeLay told him (in no uncertain terms after his inauguration) that he would be. *July 2004, Vanity Fair magazine*

He chose Porter Goss..a wicked partisan.

They say elephants never forget.

Neither does Iddybud.

The folks in the Bush administration are bitter dividers. They understood fully what this choice would do to Americans and their representatives.

Benjamin Franklin told us that if we won't hang together, we might all end up hanging separately.

Here we are--shreds of America flapping in the proverbial breeze.

Why does the Bush administration love to see us hanging so divided...why is it that they are purposefully driven to see us divided?