Monday, March 17, 2008

Odds and Sods - Irish brawlers edition

Last night, I attended the Greenville Antiwar Society's candle lighting vigil in Bergamo Square, downtown. This commemorates the 5th year of the war, and every candle bears the name of a deceased American soldier.

There are now 3988 candles, total.

We've been doing it five years now, and the candles just increase. It's so beautiful, one woman said to me, but how sad every candle represents death.

I'll be posting more photos on the 19th, for the Blogswarm Against the War.


In the New York Times, Maureen Dowd writes the following:

If only they could see things as the president does. Bush, who used his family connections to avoid Vietnam, told troops serving in Afghanistan on Thursday that he is “a little envious” of their adventure there, saying it was “in some ways romantic.”
Do you BELIEVE this guy? (((shakes head in dumbfounded amazement))) I mean, what can one SAY??


I've just been listening to a self-defined feminist caller on C-Span berate lefty bloggers for criticizing Hillary. Is there no end to this???? Are we NOT ALLOWED to choose another candidate?

And speaking of feminism, are we allowed to point out that much of the "experience" HRC is nattering on about, was as FIRST LADY, an UNELECTED position?

Speaking of Hill, I just got an email from ((dramatic pause!)) ELTON JOHN! Yes, I'm pretty special to rate emails from VIPs, you are thinking. But no, it's just a mass-mailed invitation to Democrats to go to a pro-Hillary concert at Radio City Music Hall; tickets range from $125 up to $2300. If you raise over $10,000, you are invited to a special reception with Elton John and the Clintons. (Doncha love how they say "the Clintons"--while denying they are using Bill's popularity to whip up support for HRC?) I wouldn't be too interested in partying with policy-wonk Hillary, but of course, one can only imagine the parties Bill and Elton have been to; those might be some jolly fun!


Left: Also, last night, I saw local band SONIC MARVEL at the Gathering Spot (affectionately known as the G-Spot, by locals).

And on a personal note, speaking of the luck of the Irish, my beautiful almost-red-headed grandbaby (age 2 1/2) has chicken pox and an additional ear infection. :( I miss her SO MUCH, I'd gladly nurse her back to health with nary a complaint or hesitation.

Please send all positive thoughts to the Texas Hill Country!

Listening to: Stiff Little Fingers - Alternative Ulster
via FoxyTunes


Starla said...

thanks for positive thoughts! we need them :(

Victoria Marinelli said...

You know what's nuts? I still haven't slept since I stayed up all last night writing that blog post to which you (graciously) linked. I'm a tad wound up. To say the least, it frustrates the hell out of me, this apparent groupthink mandate issuing from the feminist blogosphere to Go Hillary! (Or else get slandered as an Obamabot who needs to take benzos and/or heroin in order to be reasoned with. Etc.)

Anyway, thanks for the linkage. I s'poze I'll sleep after the general election. (Me? High-strung? Nah... apparently I just need heroin.)

[google "+Obamabot +Smack +Xanax" if you missed the "internecine knife in the gut" blog post to which I refer, and am not linking directly as it pains me too much.]