Monday, March 25, 2013

Hooray for Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz!

It's a free country. You can sell your shares of Starbucks and buy shares in another company. 

--Howard Schultz to a shareholder who criticized the company's support for gay marriage

Well done, Mr. Schultz. Way to go! Let's all buy extra coffee at Starbucks to show that we support a company helmed by someone with such obvious integrity.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Tomas Young: The Last Letter

"Your positions of authority, your millions of dollars of personal wealth, your public relations consultants, your privilege and your power cannot mask the hollowness of your character. You sent us to fight and die in Iraq after you, Mr. Cheney, dodged the draft in Vietnam, and you, Mr. Bush, went AWOL from your National Guard unit. Your cowardice and selfishness were established decades ago. You were not willing to risk yourselves for our nation but you sent hundreds of thousands of young men and women to be sacrificed in a senseless war with no more thought than it takes to put out the garbage."

I urge you to read Tomas Young's The Last Letter in full at:

Or better yet, watch Tomas read his letter here.

A very sincere thank you to Truthdig and Democracy Now! for sharing Tomas's words with the world. 

Friday, March 22, 2013

If you don't already think animals are superior to our own species. . . .

He was going to care for the baby, despite the fact that a human being threw it out like so much trash.

Another Death that Morally Bankrupt Rich Kid, George W. Bush, and His Cronies Are Responsible For


"Two days after the September 11 attacks, Mr Young, from Kansas City, Oklahoma, joined the Army to serve his country in a time of chaos. 

In 2004, Mr Young was sent to Sadr City, Iraq. Four days after being deployed, he was shot by a sniper.

He was hit in the collarbone on April 4 while riding in an unarmored Humvee and was instantly paralyzed.

He spoke out against the former leaders for starting a war that he says achieved nothing but killing and maiming a generation of soldiers, all while furthering America's thirst for oil.

Mr Young writes: ‘I write this letter, my last letter, to you, Mr Bush and Mr Cheney.

'I write not because I think you grasp the terrible human and moral consequences of your lies, manipulation and thirst for wealth and power. 

‘I write this letter because, before my own death, I want to make it clear that I, and hundreds of thousands of my fellow veterans, along with millions of my fellow citizens, along with hundreds of millions more in Iraq and the Middle East, know fully who you are and what you have done.’

The veteran continues: ‘You may evade justice, but in our eyes you are each guilty of egregious war crimes, of plunder and, finally, of murder, including the murder of thousands of young Americans – my fellow veterans – whose future you stole.'

‘My day of reckoning is upon me. Yours will come. I hope you will be put on trial. 

'But mostly I hope for your sakes, that you find the moral courage to face what you have done to me and to many, many others who deserved to live.’"

God bless you, Tomas Young. I wish you all the best in whatever form it may come. And Tomas, you are right--WE KNOW, WE KNOW, WE KNOW. You will not be forgotten. I promise you that.

Maybe Paul Broun Could Be a Bigger Dumb Ass, but I Doubt It

"God directed that bullet, because if I'd missed, that lion would have been in the back of the truck  with me and I'd have been clawed to death." [That would have been SB's fondest fucking wish.]

If I shot Paul Broun, you can bet your ass I'd happily eat him, though I'll bet his dumb ass isn't particularly tasty either.

For the whole story and more inane quotes from congressman Paul Broun, click below!