Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Coffee Table

"Hatred is a feeling which leads to the extinction of values." Jose Ortega y Gasset

Talk about what you wish.

11 Comments:

Blogger The Game said...

go check out my blog on the No Child Left Behind Act...maybe we will agree

7:35 AM, July 05, 2006  
Anonymous Marc88200 said...

Ron, wished you still had your program. RDR put out an AP prop piece (establishment "liberal" media) concerning Obrador and the recent Mexican Presidential Election. Said that everyone needed to fear that he would call for violence in the streets if he didn't win the election and what a tempermental person he was. RDR whored in by identifying him in its headline as a "leftist". Of course the article was very polite to Calderon (PAN) and identified him as "conservative" not a "rightest".
Obrador has called for a recount of all the ballots and Peaceful protests. The election commission is dragging its feet and offering contradictory statements. Sound familiar U.S.?

Calderon will continue Fox's "free market" reforms which means control by global corporatists. In case people here think that doesn't mean anything and that Obrador is another Castro type, remember that NAFTA, CAFTA, TWO and other global corporatist neo-liberal devices e.g., subsidies to large agrabusiness (not just in the U.S.) and forced foreign imports at below domestic prices forces many laborers in Latin America, especially in the rural areas, to lose their jobs and livlihood. They then crowd into slums in the large metro areas and then - well, just guess where they go next to make a living. Of course
the corporatist media and culture wants Calderon to win.

A pathetic Letter to the Editor in the RDR complained about Democrats being worse than Republicans because they wanted to bring
"socialism" to the U.S. Same letter complained about losing Social Security to immigrants. Nevermind its largely the Republicans who are trying to destroy i.e., "reform" Social Security and it was people who were called "socialists" who brought about Social Security and other changes in the first place. But such is the attitude and mindset of so much of Roswell and elsewhere.

Selfishness, greed and ignorance were also on display in yet another of the rants by the RDR's Veteran's columist. This time he actually states that when budgets and programs get cut that there will be hate and discontent. Of course what he was refering to was the lack of veteran's programs in S.E. New Mexico. But he supports the very administration and leaders that cut these programs. His solution of course is to take more from others because he and his cause are truly deserving. And of course he is against the "power seekers" who oppose the war.

As is so typical of this area, they rant on about freedom and religion and against government unless it is something they get and punishes others.

BTW, don't guess Kenny Boy will be getting his end-of-the-term pardon
from W.

1:31 PM, July 05, 2006  
Blogger Ron said...

Marc ..I miss doing the show too. I hope someday to be doing it again somewhere. Unfortunatly there aren't many outlets in Roswell where one can make a living and it is a full time job to do it right. I truly do feel for you guys here in Roswell.There is no 2 sides here. It is a shame that should happen in the land of liberty. This town needs people like you to not give up. Stay with it. I enjoy your posts and I am sure many others find them interesting and informative. The collective conscienceness is gradually catching on..all the little Rovian "tricks" are working less and less. I am sure SE NM will be way behind but we will have to be satisfied that we passed it all along and did our part some time ago. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.

7:17 AM, July 06, 2006  
Blogger Ron said...

Game, I must admit to not being highly informed on NCLB. I know among teachers that called into the program etc they didn't have a lot of love for it.
I think "social promotion" is a sin unto the children. The "ego building" deal can go to far really fast. However it worries me if people are going to teach to the test. Learning things by rote is far different than actually thinking.

7:09 PM, July 06, 2006  
Blogger The Game said...

In the span of four years, the Bush Administration has been forced to rethink the pre-emptive "Bush doctrine" by which it hoped to remake the world, as the strategy's ineffectiveness was exposed by the very policies it prescribed, TIME's Mike Allen and Romesh Ratnesar report in this weeks cover story on 'The End of Cowboy Diplomacy' on newsstands Monday, July 9th.

President George W. Bush came to office pledging to focus on domestic issues and pursue a "humble" foreign policy that would avoid the entanglements of the Bill Clinton years. After Sept. 11, however, the Bush team embarked on a different path, outlining a muscular, idealistic, and unilateralist vision of American power and how to use it, TIME reports. They aimed to lay the foundation for a grand strategy to fight Islamic terrorists and rogue states, by spreading democracy around the world and pre-empting gathering threats before they materialize. And the U.S. wasn't willing to wait for others to help. The approach fit with Bush's personal style, his self-professed proclivity to dispense with the nuances of geopolitics and go with his gut. "The Bush Doctrine is actually being defined by action, as opposed to by words," Bush told Tom Brokaw aboard Air Force One in 2003.

The swaggering Commander in Chief who embodied the doctrine's aspirations has modulated himself too. At a press conference with British Prime Minister Tony Blair in May, Bush swore off the Wild West rhetoric of getting enemies "dead or alive," conceding, "in certain parts of the world, it was misinterpreted." Bush's response to the North Korean missile test was equally revealing. Under the old Bush Doctrine, defiance by a dictator like Kim Jong Il would have merited threats of punitive U.S. action-or at least a tongue lashing. Instead, the Administration has mainly been talking up multilateralism and downplaying Pyongyang's provocation. As much as anything, it's confirmation of what Princeton political scientist Gary J. Bass calls "doctrinal flameout." Put another way: cowboy diplomacy, RIP.

I can't say I disagree with this...
It has been my belief that Bush has been beaten down by the MSM and the liberal PC world...he doesn't have the stomach to do what needs to be done in the GLOBAL war on terror...which in my opinion would be to take out the entire "Axis of Evil"...
He knew what was going on in the beginning, he knew better than all the people who called him an idiot everyday, that these three countries could start WWIII...
But I am not so sure he has it in him anymore...
Should he be doing what he is doing?
Should he step it up and do after Iran and North Korea?
What needs to be done here?

11:27 PM, July 08, 2006  
Blogger Dedanna said...

"Axis of Evil"

That's a punch line if I've ever heard one, and nothing but propagandist rhetoric, in particular when one uses it with "to take out".

I think we all know that without evil, there is no good. Without good, there is no evil.

One can't even know the difference unless there's both, and is so in the balance of life.

This in no way excuses evil; it just means that it will always be there.

Also, define "evil". It's been redefined since the current U.S. administration. Evil took on a totally different meaning, in 2001.

Evil is in the eye of the beholder, and in each individual's perception -- what is "evil" to one, may not be evil to another.

So, to take out an "Axis of Evil", which in itself is a made-up phrase, one is taking out an important part of life -- the one that teaches us good.

9:38 AM, July 10, 2006  
Anonymous Marc88200 said...

Roswell Local Politicians. Rep Foley is again showing his moral and family values by flaunting his speeding. He received 3 or 4 tickets for doing 100+ mph in the Roswell City Limits in the last few years. Of course since he owns an insurance agency maybe he keeps His rates less than what others in a similar situation would. He now sports a bumper sticker saying he is not speeding but is just a member of the Governor's Security. The Governor's driver was speeding but not 100+ in city limits. The Governor took responsibility. Not so with the values-laden Mr. Foley. It must be his Tundra pick-up even if he his not driving as it displays the red New Mexico Rep plate 57. The vehicle also has a Foley sticker on the rear window and has be noticed more than once going more than just a few mph over the speed limit on North Main. But when your values delude you into believing that Everything and Everyone is yours for the winning it is to be expected.

3:21 PM, July 10, 2006  
Blogger Ron said...

What strikes me as bizzare Marc is that the can condemn in no uncertain terms how unworthy the gov is when he does it but try to turn it into a joke when they do it.

It's so am I but what are you? Childish. 57th voters should be ashamed to have a child representing them.

11:26 PM, July 12, 2006  
Anonymous Marc88200 said...

Roswell gas price info. Heard among various local service station operators: when the Sam's Club opens in about one month expect Sam's to go below local avg. Local operators who must buy from Bell and Brewer and can not discount gas for volume on other products like Sam's will either loose business or close their pumps and just keep the store or garage open. Either way expect long lines at Sam's. When some of the little guys are gone will Sam's still keep their gas price significantly below the Roswell average? The small service station operators are Losing Money on increased gas prices by having to cut margains and having to guess at the price of the next delivery, plus increased prices effect other parts of their opeation. There are a lot of one station operators in Roswell and even the chains (Alsups, etc.) are not a
Sam's i.e., WalMart.

1:48 PM, July 14, 2006  
Blogger Ron said...

If people would have supported an effort for alternative energy we wouldn't have to worry about the oil deal. I pray for the day.

4:08 AM, July 16, 2006  
Blogger Ron said...

ok actually the distributors are under pressure here too. would they like to lose a 50,000 market?

12:31 PM, July 16, 2006  

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