Thursday, December 02, 2004

No, no, noooooooooooo!!!
I've added a link over to the right for the Friends of Iraq blogger Challenge which runs until December 15th. The idea is for blogs to raise as much money as possible for Spirit of America projects in Iraq and compete against other bloggers. The project I've selected is Friends of Democracy which you can read about here.

I just donated $50.00 for what I think is a very worthy cause and may really make a difference, no matter how small.

Clicking the "Friends of Iraq" graphic in the upper right hand corner of the page will take you to the Downeastblog donation page.

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Monday, November 29, 2004

Our tax dollars at work. This is one of several reasons why I don't call myself a Republican. I can't think of a bigger waste of time than trying to keep people from using marijuana, for medical or other purposes. The war on drugs is an expensive and catastrophic failure, and appears to me to be pretty damned unconstitutional as well. Want to stop the flow of opium in Afghanistan, and take the drug cartels of Columbia out at the knees? Legalize their product, and make them compete. Why people are so worried about what other people do with their bodies is beyond me.

There's real work to be done, and many people in the Republican party think they should piss away Bush's mandate, be it real or perceived, on the war on drugs and making abortion illegal. Let's hope the Republicans don't implode under the weight of their current domination of government. So far I don't see any reason to believe they have much of a clue.