Archive for the ‘McCain’ category

Is McCain fit to lead?

September 14, 2008

While the U.S. media focuses on debunking the ever-increasing pile of stinking lies, misinformation and half-truths spewing from the McCain campaign,  they seem to ignore the over-arching question of whether John Sidney McCain III is fit to lead the U.S. in the twenty-first century.  The media allows itself to be distracted with dicussions of whether Sarah Palin was a good choice because she “energized the Republican base” and obsesses about “lipstick on a pig.”

It takes a major newspaper across the Atlantic to ask the really big questions.  is John McCain fit to lead?  Furthermore, what does McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin as his VP running mate say about his fitness to lead the U.S. in the twenty-first century?  (more…)

Ignore ‘Annie Oakley’ Palin — Pay attention to ‘quick draw’ McCain

August 31, 2008

Sarah Palin is a decorative distraction that John McCain has inserted into the presidential race.

The announcement of Palin as the McCain’s VP should really come as no surprise.  It smacks of Karl Rove’s usual strategy of pandering to the right-wind party base in order to get McCain elected. It is also a signal of just how desperate McCain was feeling at the conclusion of the Democrat’s highly successful convention.

The selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate also says a lot about McCain’s judgment in that he would pick a  snowmobiling beauty queen  from a small state with no national or international experience.   John McCain wants to be president and he will cynically use and abuse anyone he can to achieve his ambition.  This includes plucking a woefully underprepared governor from the backwoods of Alaska and thrusting her willynilly into the national spotlight.  After meeting her just once prior to offering her the job, John  McCain decided Sarah Palin is his “soulmate and partner”.   (more…)

Stop the Violence in Georgia!

August 10, 2008

Peace Action Alert

While much of the world’s attention has been focused on the Olympic Games in Beijing, violence has broken out in the Republic of Georgia. Russia has launched airstrikes in the breakaway Georgian province of South Ossetia. There are credible reports of civilian casualties. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7552659.stm

It is important to remember that the Olympic Games in ancient Greek were a time of peace, when warriors put aside their swords and spears to compete against each other on the athletic field .

The ancient tradition of peace during the Olympic Games should be honored. We urge Georgia and Russia to agree to an immediate ceasefire while a longer term solution to their differences can be sought through diplomacy.

What you can do:

  • Write a letter to the Editor in favor of peaceful conflict resolution to the dispute between Russia and the Republic of Georgia

  • Urge Democratic candidates to publicly support non-violent peace-making efforts between Russia and Georgia rather than military intervention.

  • Call your Senators and your Congressional Representative to encourage them to speak out against the violence in the Republic of Georgia and to urge a peaceful resolution. (more…)