Sister Soljah
May 10, 2004
 
Two happy days in a row.

Wow. I was beginning to think it was an oxymoron to be a happy and American. But here it is day two of being happy. Can I make it to three? I turned off the tv, refused to read the papers, or even scan the net for news. But I did get one terrible email which I will share. Should have made me mad, but I guess I'm too busy packing to rage about it. Check these links out. Awful stuff. And here's a few quotes by Mr. Man that irked me. But I'm not going to be mad or angry anymore. I'm going to do something about it as that will be more productive.

- If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier - just
so long as I'm the dictator. George W. Bush, 18 December 2000

- International law? I better call my lawyer; he didn't bring that up to
me; George W. Bush, 12 December 2003

Typical Bush right? Dumb (Bush) and Dumber (Rummy)

Various abuse stories...very sickening...

Iraqi Girl Aged 12 was stripped and beaten by military personnel:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6163.htm

'I was beaten for three days by British soldiers':
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=519247

My major aggravation the last two days is this pigeon that I fight with every time the warm weather comes around. He or she is winning completely and has even put a guilt trip on me. I don't like pigeons. Hemingway impresses me the way he'd eat them, but that was him and this is me. I don't like them and one has taken residence on my balcony again. Now I have for the last year been successful in our disagreement but now he completely has the upper hand. I keep taking the nest down, blocking where he's building but he just tears down what I've blocked him with and rebuilds his nest. Ugh. And then when I go out there to shoo him out, he throws me this sad look like "Lady, please quit tearing down my home." Then I think of Israeli's bulldozing homes and I get a guilt trip from a dang pigeon. I am much too empathic for my own good. The pigeon wins and I just have to deal with the annoying "gaws" or however you would spell that sound they make. This is my battle and it's just another one that I can't win.
 
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