Why I’m Voting for Nader

By on Sep 10, 2008 in Politics

I thought I’d start my election ’08 blogging off with why I’m voting for Nader. True, I’m a little late on the uptake – in more ways than one. Firstly, I’ve been meaning to write this post for some time but haven’t had a chance until now. Secondly, I didn’t vote for Nader in 2000 or 2004 so why, – you might ask – in 2008, would I vote for him? Up until this election, I have essentially been a single issue voter. That issue, of course, being abortion. (In fact, I refused to vote for my local assembly person because he is anti-abortion. Instead, I wrote in “Ficus” – wink, wink, Micheal Moore.) I got my election guide from Planned Parenthood and voted down the line. Adam and I have attended two Nader rallies so far this year and he talked about me – well, me as in the prototypical single issue voter. He...

Right on Ralph!!

By on Sep 26, 2007 in Politics

Make them Sweat the Big Stuff A society reveals its values, priorities and distribution of power in the way its rulers punish deviant behavior. Here are some examples for you to ponder: Members of Congress were in an uproar recently over a MoveOn.Org political advertisement in the New York Times titled “General Petraeus or General Betray Us?” The following copy alerted readers to their belief that he may likely testify before Congress as a political General reflecting the rosy views on the Iraq war-quagmire by his commander-in-chief, George W. Bush. How dare MoveOn.Org criticize a General in the midst of’ Bush’s war of choice, growled Republicans and some Democrats as the Senators rushed to overwhelmingly vote for a resolution condemning the ad? How dare those many Americans who criticized Civil War Generals, World War Two Generals, Korean War Generals (remember General...