I am watching the RNC right now, and I have to tell you, with the exception of the introduction of former President Bush and his wife, This has been an amazingly lackluster affair. Most of the speeches going on now are as bad as the DNC was in it’s least inspiring moments. They are now showing a story of heroism of one man, a navy seal. Truly moving story, but I do not see what it has to do with the Republican party or the RNC…..Except to say that Michael Monsieur, the man who was being lauded, and I think rightfully so, would not have died, had George Bush and Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld decide that war with Iraq was necessary. They knew that there were no weapons of mass destruction. But we went in anyway. And because of that Michael Monsieur is dead. He would not have had to jump on that grenade to save his buddies had Bush not gone into this war, which we waged for oil. Bush Killed this man. He didn’t mean to obviously, but he did. He is responsible, without his judgment this man would be alive. And the republicans call him a hero. He IS a Hero, in the most important sense, that of giving his life for his friends so that they might live. Not to the Republicans in any real sense, though he is more a victim of their policies than anything else. They Put him their, without reason. His Mother would not have wept at his grave, his wife not cried hard tears WITHOUT the help of the Republican party. The Republicans are the REASON Michael Monsieur is dead.
Hmmmm… Listening now to Laura Bush… She just hit America with “…And let’s not forget that George Bush has kept America Safe” I guess, but would not we have been safer still if we had a president who would not throw us into war for no reason? Iraq was and is a mistake, and makes America LESS safe, and Al-Qaeda has been Strengthened through our efforts there. Our Occupation there is nothing more than a Promotional video FOR Al-Qaeda. It is sad to see that American Troops are being used not to defend our freedom and Liberty, but for the will and wishes of a misguided President.
George Bush spoke as well. Nothing much worth telling though. He was Kinda bland, to be honest.
I am also keeping an eye on the Rally for the Republic. This is much more a meeting of people who represent America and it’s values. There was some real good stuff going on there. And I learned something today. I did not realize that Osama Bin Laden has Not actually been charged for masterminding 9/11. I just made the presumption that as soon as we figured out that it was him, he would be charged by a grand jury. But no Grand Jury has ever been convened to nail this bastard, which is a mystifying thought. I can only hope that it will happen soon. Ya know, I happen to have grand jury duty coming up next week. Maybe….. Nah, I seriously doubt it. T’would be nice tho.
Jesse Ventura spoke those words to me, and the crowd, and I thank him for that piece of Information. How do we push for an Indictment tho? To whom do I talk? I wonder if I could talk someone into it when I am at Grand Jury Duty next week.
Jesse was a force to be reckoned with. There were many good speakers there. Jesse gave the impression, and almost said, that he would run for President in 2012. I dunno about you, but I would give serious thought about voting for this man for President.
Back to the RNC. I’m listening to Fred Thompson talk about John McCain. If he was this good a speaker during his run for the Presidency, he would not be playing up someone else. He is talking about John McCain and Character. I agree with Mister Thompson that the man has oodles of Character. It’s his judgment I have an issue with. But the talk simply in terms of Character I cannot disagree with. But I would respond that most of those there in the Senate and House have more then their share of character.
More on the RNC at my sister Blog election coverage, posting sometime tomorrow afternoon.
I have a video or three here for you, from the ”Rally for the Republic” Jesse Ventura. Enjoy. Each Video is just short of 9 minutes in length.
That’s It for me. Later!
Today’s Nuggets, Via Wikiquote, From Jesse Ventura: There is much more to being a patriot and a citizen than reciting the pledge or raising a flag. Patriots serve. Patriots vote. Patriots attend meetings in their community. Patriots pay attention to the actions of government and speak out when needed. Patriots teach their children about our history, our precious democracy and about citizenship. Being an active, engaged citizen means being a patriotic American every day. No law will make a citizen a patriot.
Government’s role should be only to keep the playing field level, and to work hand in hand with business on issues such as employment. But beyond this, to as great an extent as possible, it should get the hell out of the way.