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Oct. 21st, 2008 | 12:17 am

Colin Powell said a great thing: "Is there something wrong with being Muslim in this country? No, that’s not America." Finally someone points out that being a Muslim is not an automatic indicator of terrorism. I blame the Bush Administration and John McCain for this open-ended "War on Terror", as opposed to The World United to Suppress Al-Queda, which I am pretty much for.

Also, California, Alameda County, and especially Berkeley voters: the Green party voter guide (page will lead to PDF) is very helpful. Well-written explanations of the issues and candidates, even the obscure ones like BART board and judge. I may not agree with them 100% but at least I know why. Get this: the Greens agree with the fiscal conservatives (and me) that bonds are a bad idea, better to pay as we go.

And here's to Viggo "War Is Not The Answer" Mortensen, who got me into fandom. It was his smile, from the FOTR extended DVDs, that completely seduced me. May he have fifty more good years.

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hanarobi

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from: hanarobi
date: Oct. 21st, 2008 07:20 am (UTC)
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Amen to Colin Powell. Can't believe how long it took for someone in a position of high authority to finally say what he said.

And a big warm Amen to Viggo on his birthday. He is quite wonderful, isn't he?

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Oct. 21st, 2008 07:26 am (UTC)
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It redeemed Powell for me, after he screwed up so badly in letting the bushies bamboozle him about WMDs in Iraq.

I would call you but I'm on my way to bed. Tomorrow?

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stormatdusk

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from: stormatdusk
date: Oct. 21st, 2008 10:24 am (UTC)
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put a little hope in my heart, hearing that.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Oct. 21st, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC)
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Yes, finally, it's been so wrong for so long.

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nerdy secret bondage pixie

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from: impasto
date: Oct. 22nd, 2008 03:32 am (UTC)
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Big kudos this time for Colin, and yay Obama!

This video, ganked from Amanda Palmer's blog, makes me sad to think that there are still many, many, many close-minded people in America and elsewhere. And they have votes.

And Happy Birthday, you hunka hunka burning love!

Edited at 2008-10-22 03:33 am (UTC)

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Oct. 23rd, 2008 05:50 am (UTC)
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Those videos make me crazy. Watching them when Jon Stewart makes fun of them is bad enough. *clings to you*

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nerdy secret bondage pixie

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from: impasto
date: Oct. 24th, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
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It's pretty terrifying. But I've got my fingers crossed for you (and the rest of the world). We'll make it through!

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