Well it is two weeks into the conflict between Israel and Lebanon, which has completely overshadowed the atrocities we are committing in Iraq (Bush has got to be loving this!) Yesterday reports of possible chemical weapons attacks being launched against Lebanon by Israel began to hit mainstream news...CNN anyway. If this is true how can we continue to support Israel? Oh right, we are the leaders in violating international law and standards of civility...haha forgot...right.
Late last night Governor Richardson was being interviewed by Anderson Cooper, making sense, talking about having a permanent middle east peace envoy, how that has been a part of every administration for decades except the current one. How Condi should have been in the region from the start and while supporting Israel he urged her to try to support the Lebanese government to aid them in marginalizing Hezbollah. He looked quite presidential, unlike that shaved ape in the White House. He didn't say "shit" once, and he seemed quite engaged in the situation. Please run, Bill.
Meanwhile, in Batshitcrazyville, the evangelicals are taking a responsible tone...
Why aren't more people terrified by the notion of fundamentalists who believe in the destruction of the world, the destruction of people of opposing faiths, the revelation and the rapture being the ones in possession of the launch sequences? The "Left Behind Crowd" is in charge and clearly excited to be witness to the rapture.
Of course the biblethumping nutbags do have a point, the situation in the middle east, compounded with weather oddities and global disasters do feel pretty biblical in nature. But I am terrified that people who see the bible's predictions of the end times are in charge at the moment and may be trying to make manifest these predictions. Sorry, I am enjoying my life right now, and I want my children to have the same chance at a wonderful life, love and family.
I am going to start making and selling tinfoil hats, I think, on LTS. I figure I can support my eBay habit. If you want a tinfoil hat email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. 10% discount for liberal bloggers. Governor Richardson supporters get a 25% discount. Governor Richardson can have one for free.