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3/21/2003  

Gary Hart Update

Gary Hart will be on NOW with Bill Moyers tonight. (Its usually on at 9pm local time, but you can check your local programming here.)

There are 207 signed up at meetup.com to organize and support Gary Hart! Come and join us, the first meeting is on April 3rd.

posted by Jenny | 3/21/2003 07:38:00 PM
 

Single best war blog post ... SO FAR

Bush's Legacy

posted by Kevin | 3/21/2003 05:04:00 PM


3/20/2003  

I know ... I know ... I know ...

I owe some people some links (like Wozz, Seeing the Forest, and much much more) however I was putting that off until the new site: Raise Your Hands, was launched.

Guess what? I still am, just haven't gotten around to finishing RYH.

What have I been doing? Updating one site and trying to set up another (shhh ... no it's top secret). However the due dates on that mess have passed or will be over this weekend. So .....

I promise Raise Your Hands, the links and even some stuff ... Gasp ... written by me will appear on those pages soon.

What is in store for you then: I will always be your faithful random pundit. However, the newer blog entries will contain two other really cool things: Raise Your Hands will be dedicated to trying to put words into action as much as possible, so that not only do we gripe about some things, but do soemthing about at least some of them. Secondly and just as fun I plan on blogging as a campaign worker in the coming months, which will be an interesting perspective on the Democrats search for the White House.

posted by Kevin | 3/20/2003 04:47:00 PM


3/19/2003  

Good reviews for Hart

Wozz has pointed everyone in the direction of some more press for Hart from the Post.

My favorites quote: "Talk about fear, that's my worst nightmare," Hart says, laughing. "To be vice president of the United States."

Anyhow it is a good piece, because even as the writer places up the biases of the Conventional Wisdom, there is no doubt that Hart, his personality and charm show through. What I wish, is that people didn't just concentrate on his grave predictions, but instead his solutions. Oh well at least the press dismiss 1987 pretty quickly these days.

posted by Kevin | 3/19/2003 01:18:00 PM
 

Gary Hart Meetup and on TV

We now have over 100 signed up over at garyhart.meetup.com and getting more every minute. My hats off to Sarah and crew for getting that e-mail out to everyone.

Also Senator Hart was on American Morning this morning talking about Homeland Security, here is the transcript

Finally he will be on Charlie Rose tomorrow, so tune inf for that I can't wait to hear that interview.

posted by Kevin | 3/19/2003 12:57:00 PM


3/18/2003  

To President Bush

I cannot hate you, because I have never met you. I respect your office and salut it. I would have cherished the commission that you would have granted me had I been able to complete my ROTC training.

However after watchig you these past few motnhs: I can say will full confidence you are no leader, compared to the men you now send to their deaths. You do not hold a candle to some of the men and women I served with, whom you granted their commsion.

They would tell anyone who asks leading is not just about making decisions, it is about honor, moral, setting an example and sense of purpose. Bush has not even touched the caliber of leadership my friends will display over the next few months, the men and women they lead will be well informed, have a purpose, a defined mission, and an example to follow.

Here is to my friends that fight without me, and in our name. I wish I was with you, I wish I could be following you so that I could know good leadership again.

posted by Kevin | 3/18/2003 09:56:00 PM
 

The War at Home

Random car checks have never bothered me much, random searches because of loose criminals and immenant dangers to society don't bother me much etiher. I am not saying I agree with they way they are done, but just they never really bothered me. Also, by exstension random car searches due to terrorism not only seemed to make some sense, but actually seemed right.

Of course, Bush spoke on TV last night and gave Saddam 48 hours to leave. Tonight I come home from work to do some work for my night "job" and to my right as I exited were three national gaurdsen, in a new postion essentially blocking the special entrance for strollers and the like, and then proceaded to check people who came in that way.

Then I exited the platform, slightly concerned about the new security within the new "Project Atlas" and saw three police menwaving one out of every three cars coming down broadway over to one of a couple of search stations. The police proceaded to inspect those too. As I stood there, watching in amazement, one of the police officers came over to me and asked me what I was doing. I told him I was making my way home, thanked him for doing his job and walk the block and half home. As I did two helicopters buzzed overhead. Then a jet. Not a 747, but jet, I believe an F-16. Probably out of the National Guard units in Long Island.

So now, because Bush has decided to go to war with Iraq I cannot stand on the corner of 96th and Broadway without being suspect. Nor, can I travel by subway or car without waving my 4th amendment rights.

Follwing the September 11th attacks this kind of stuff comforted me.

Today it startled me. It made me realize that this war, that so many people oppose including myself, is making a greater impact on our lives than most people realize. Due to information the government cannot even give me, we waive some rights. Even as I write this military helicopters fly oevr my city. When I was in elemntary school i never bothered me that the planes flew over my hometown on their way to Iraq. However, these helicopters aren't going anywhere, they are staying right here.

I cannot say the NYPD and the Mayors office are not doing what they should, because they are. Instead, I mourn the sense of unity that existed last time there was a need for such security. Today people tended to be more suspicious of each other both uniformed and non as we passed throught he security.

We are a country divided in this endevour that puts at such great risk our own lives and liberties. We are a country that has all but used up its sense of national pride that got us through those dark days a year and half ago.

I regret that our President does not see this as a problem, and blames me and my fellow citizens that oppose the war for not seeing the "truth" as he does.

However I must say, I do my best. Has Bush done his? Has he attempted to rally the nation or understand MY point of view? Instead he dimisses it, saying he does not govern based on protests.

Glenn Reynalds may be ready for war? But would he be ready for the sense of hopelessness that has replaced this great city's resolve. Today we resemble Tel Aviv more than Kansas City in that respect. We are a city under seige from the decisions of our leaders.

We are a city that is not even been given something to do but be searched, and wait for the war to be over. Or should I be shopping like Bush asked me to do on Sept. 11th 2001?

posted by Kevin | 3/18/2003 09:53:00 PM
 

The War at Home

Random car checks have never bothered me much, random searches because of loose criminals and immenant dangers to society don't bother me much etiher. I am not saying I agree with they way they are done, but just they never really bothered me. Also, by exstension random car searches due to terrorism not only seemed to make some sense, but actually seemed right.

Of course, Bush spoke on TV last night and gave Saddam 48 hours to leave. Tonight I come home from work to do some work for my night "job" and to my right as I exited were three national gaurdsen, in a new postion essentially blocking the special entrance for strollers and the like, and then proceaded to check people who came in that way.

Then I exited the platform, slightly concerned about the new security within the new "Project Atlas" and saw three police menwaving one out of every three cars coming down broadway over to one of a couple of search stations. The police proceaded to inspect those too. As I stood there, watching in amazement, one of the police officers came over to me and asked me what I was doing. I told him I was making my way home, thanked him for doing his job and walk the block and half home. As I did two helicopters buzzed overhead. Then a jet. Not a 747, but jet, I believe an F-16. Probably out of the National Guard units in Long Island.

So now, because Bush has decided to go to war with Iraq I cannot stand on the corner of 96th and Broadway without being suspect. Nor, can I travel by subway or car without waving my 4th amendment rights.

Follwing the September 11th attacks this kind of stuff comforted me.

Today it startled me. It made me realize that this war, that so many people oppose including myself, is making a greater impact on our lives than most people realize. Due to information the government cannot even give me, we waive some rights. Even as I write this military helicopters fly oevr my city. When I was in elemntary school i never bothered me that the planes flew over my hometown on their way to Iraq. However, these helicopters aren't going anywhere, they are staying right here.

I cannot say the NYPD and the Mayors office are not doing what they should, because they are. Instead, I mourn the sense of unity that existed last time there was a need for such security. Today people tended to be more suspicious of each other both uniformed and non as we passed throught he security.

We are a country divided in this endevour that puts at such great risk our own lives and liberties. We are a country that has all but used up its sense of national pride that got us through those dark days a year and half ago.

I regret that our President does not see this as a problem, and blames me and my fellow citizens that oppose the war for not seeing the "truth" as he does.

However I must say, I do my best. Has Bush done his? Has he attempted to rally the nation or understand MY point of view? Instead he dimisses it, saying he does not govern based on protests.

Glenn Reynalds may be ready for war? But would he be ready for the sense of hopelessness that has replaced this great city's resolve. Today we resemble Tel Aviv more than Kansas City in that respect. We are a city under seige from the decisions of our leaders.

We are a city that is not even been given something to do but be searched, and wait for the war to be over. Or should I be shopping like Bush asked me to do on Sept. 11th 2001?

To President Bush I say: I cannot hate you, because I have never met you. I can say will full confidence you are no leader. You do not hold a cnadle to some of the mena dn women I served with, whom you granted their commsion.

They would tell anyone who asks leading is not just about making decisions, it is about moral and sense of purpose as well. Bush has not even touched the caliber of leadership my friends will display over the next three months, the men and women they lead will be well informed, have a purpose, a defined mission, and an example to follow.

Here is to my friends that fight without me, and in our name. I wish I was with you, I wish I could be following you so that I could know great leadership again.

posted by Kevin | 3/18/2003 09:51:00 PM
 

ARG!

So...I found this comment from Instapundit, which I found odd, because I remember seeing a gallup poll just yesterday that showed a HUGE gender gap in the support for a war on Iraq without UN approval. (like 70/30 instead of 60/40) Now I can't find it, of course, because they've replaced it with their newest polls. Which, predictably, show that support for Bush has shot up in reponse to the announcement that we will go to war.

I wonder what they will be like in another month.

But most of all I just hope this war will cause the least amount of damage and cost the least amount of lives as possible.

posted by Jenny | 3/18/2003 04:48:00 PM
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