Dizzy’s Ten Post Round-Up

My husband asked me what was up in the news, today. I told him, “same schtick, different day” (or words to that effect). I continue to stand by that assessment. I think this youtube expresses my mood: The Right Life – Seal Some folks in today’s Ten Post Round-Up are most definitely NOT “living the right life”: 1: They say that being an Army wife is the toughest job in the Army, but some folks don’t understand just how accurate that saying is… For Iraq Vets and Their Families, Trauma Can Be Contagious—AlterNet 2: There is definitely a problem in this country when it’s “nothin’ but a thang” to bail-out some Wall Street millionaires but letting children and their families … Continue reading

Dizzy’s Ten Post Round-Up

Ah, Monday…the beginning of another busy work week. It’s also when we get to see which of the many news stories that broke before and over the weekend stunk enough to stick. Personally, I look forward to Monday’s because that’s when I get to find out what’s on Uncle Jay’s mind: Uncle Jay Explains the News – February 25, 2008 I know the Ten Post Round-Up is unlikely to ever be considered “stellar”, but I certainly hope you find something to propel your thinking: 1: The hits jus’ keep on comin’ with McCain… John McCain’s other scandal, it’s actually quite serious, and criminal—AMERICAblog 2: Does the taxpayer have “Geico” for that?… The Most Expensive Air Crash in History—CommonDreams.org 3: So, … Continue reading

Hillary Clinton Is My Choice–part 1–Why I Support Sen. Clinton

As a Green Party member, I am well aware that the American people are not seeking the kind of radical change that Green values represent. Thankfully, though, there are still people in the Democratic Party who believe strongly in progressive values, and who practice them. One of those people is Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. When I think of Sen. Clinton, I cannot help but think about the dreadful “family values” arguments that were so popular during the Reagan days, and which are still dragged out by conservatives from time to time. Those values had a lot to do with very outdated (even then) ideas about what an American family is, and with the concept of exclusion. LGBT parenting, “interfering” child … Continue reading