Saturday, December 19, 2009

Dear Dick Cheney

Dear Dick,

What do you use to wash the blood of our American Soldiers off your hands with?  I only ask because it seems really effective.  Based on your attitude one tell that you feel no remorse at the thousands of soldiers who died for your wallet.  I won't even mention the almost countless dead Iraqis, because they don't really count, right?

I really would like to know in case I ever find myself in a situation where I can make myself and my friends blindingly rich at the cost of hundred of thousands of lives.  Good trade off, eh?

Seriously, the United States of America has signed no less than two treaties making the use of torture by the American Government a crime punishable by international law.  One of these treaties is the Geneva Convention.  Why is the international community not pressing charges against George Bush and Dick Cheney?  The entire world knows they are guilty of war crimes just as much as Saddam Hussein or Adolf Hitler.  Where is the international outrage?  Obama is NOT going to do it.  The American people are not listened to by their government, or they would already be on trial.  The American Government proves this every day.  They listen to big corporations.  That's who they represent, that's who they protect.  Not you, not us. 

It's up to you, the rest of the world, to make this happen.  Stand up and say "we will not tolerate war crimes, whether they be committed by Iraq, Iran, Germany, Italy, or the freakin' U.S.A".  Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech entitled "Beyond Vietnam" about a year before his assassination.  In it he spoke of a worldwide revolution.  I think this revolution has largely occurred, and just as he predicted, the United States is dead last in keeping up. 

It is with such activity in mind that the words of the late John F. Kennedy come back to haunt us. Five years ago he said, "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."

It's time.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Note: Please refrain from religious comments.  Been there done that.

I have a guitar and a cause, but I don't know how to play yet.

I have direction but no plan

I have a quick temper and a brilliant mezzo tenor, but I never sing anymore.

Nicotine stains on my fingersI have nicotine stains on my fingers and a persistent cough.

People ask how I'm doing, but they don't really want to know.

If they did, I wouldn't know what to say.

I'm melancholy, but I don't know why.

I have a body that's older than I am, but I just keep going.

I have an awesome car, but it doesn't run anymore.

If I drink enough the pain goes away for a while, but it's worse the next day.

I do what I'm supposed to, but never what I want to.


What now?