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We have a new reality

Well, Americans like the Bush vision and values. He is elected by a majority of the people and electors. And he has a Senate and House of Representatives that are able to carry through his programs.<b

Well, Americans like the Bush vision and values. He is elected by a majority of the people and electors. And he has a Senate and House of Representatives that are able to carry through his programs.<b

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Well, Americans like the Bush vision and values. He is elected by a majority of the people and electors. And he has a Senate and House of Representatives that are able to carry through his programs.

It is certainly not my vision of America. But we shall see how events proceed. We have a new reality. Americans have decided to go the same route every super-powerful country in the history of the world went - in pursuit of empire. The Kerry vision was to back away from empire and work with other nations and the UN. That is now behind us. We have stepped on the path to world dominance. I think it is the path to perdition.

In this country we can expect environmental protections to drop. Forests will be "saved" from forest fires by cutting down the best trees. Our civil liberties will be erased one by one - in the names of security and order. Freedoms of speech and press will be restricted. Patriotism will become the watchword. Ahh, you Bush supporters, it will be interesting to have a discussion with you in two years.

I would encourage supporters of Bush to write down their own thoughts on why they are happy. What they think will develop. And post them. I would encourage my right-wing friends to start a blog and post their visions. Let's see how these read two years from now. It is time NwCitizen had a couple other local Bellingham blogs to exchange views and links with.

This is one of the oldest blogs in the US, going steady and involved in local issues since 1996 - before they coined the name blog. I saw back then that the Internet was going to be an efficient and viable way to inform others of political issues. I thought then that soon others would pop up. But no, this is still the only local political blog. If anyone - left or right - wants to have a beer and talk about how to start and run a blog, just email me. We need more local blogs.

We have a new reality

By John ServaisOn Nov 03, 2004

Well, Americans like the Bush vision and values. He is elected by a majority of the people and electors. And he has a Senate and House of Representatives that are able to carry through his programs.<b

Some election recommendations

By John ServaisOn Nov 01, 2004

I don’t kid myself that these have much affect, as most who check this blog have their own strong opinions. But, for the record, and for those who ask me each election, here are some issues and candid

If we force it down their throats then it is not democracy

By John ServaisOn Oct 18, 2004

The beauty of a website is you don’t force yourself on others. I got an email today from TL - and he graciously gave me the email addresses of dozens of people. And he gave them to many others. All of

Boy, does Crossfire ever deserve it

By John ServaisOn Oct 16, 2004

Jon Stewart - host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central - was guest on CNN Crossfire on Friday. They thought he would be funny as well as plug his book America (The Book) A Citizen’s Guide to Democr

There is little that distinguishes him

By John ServaisOn Oct 15, 2004

Robin Bailey is running to replace Doug Ericksen as state representative. Check her website and her positions. Whatcom County would benefit greatly if she wins. Ericksen has not represented even his c

Regarding the presidential election

By John ServaisOn Oct 14, 2004

(My conservative readers can now stop reading. Nothing local posted this morning.)

At the debate last night, Bush stressed that rather than controls on who buys guns, we should more strongly pu

Mike Cooper for Commissioner of Public Lands

By John ServaisOn Oct 04, 2004

Note. Tue, Oct 5 - I have tweaked this post to correct a confusing statement.

Rarely are we allowed a vote for real choice. And for real improvement in our government. If you value our environm

Of course it was a “mistake”

By John ServaisOn Oct 01, 2004

FoxNews.com posted fabricated Kerry quotes today - and was caught. Of course it was a “mistake” - but it had already done some harm. The reporter, Carl Cameron, is their reporter covering Kerry and he

An E-Newsletter from Larry Klepinger is required reading

By John ServaisOn Sep 28, 2004

by any political junkie from Whatcom County. Larry just barely lost to Suzanne Sinclair for Republican challenger to Rick Larsen for US Congress. You can download it from the link below, or you can go

74 US Soldiers killed in Sept.

By John ServaisOn Sep 27, 2004

The daily rate of deaths is the second highest since the war “ended”. And this is the 4th straight month of increased deaths. But daily we are told by the Bush government that things are getting better.

The ancient Iraqis invented civilization

By John ServaisOn Sep 26, 2004

70 US Soldiers killed in September - so far. Another 10 of our kids may be killed by Friday, the end of the month, for a total of 80 - the fourth highest since the war “ended”. Wounded and maimed? Ver

A tip of the hat to Larry Klepinger

By John ServaisOn Sep 17, 2004

Larry is running for Congress. He wants to replace Rick Larsen as the 2nd District’s Representative. He is a Republican but prefers to call himself a ‘New Republican’ because he has a broader view of

The fix is in

By John ServaisOn Sep 16, 2004

Rhea.

Yes, our legislators screwed up our right to vote

By John ServaisOn Sep 14, 2004

Even Harriet Spanel, our supposed liberal champion of fairness, was one of the leaders in the legislative process to weaken our votes. Last March she kept quiet and went along with the Democratic part

The Whatcom Peace and Justice Center

By John ServaisOn Sep 13, 2004

has just opened their new website. It is refreshingly easy to read and well organized It is now listed in the right-side column. They are providing a schedule of all local events. As we stare into the

Over 1,100 were “wounded” in August

By John ServaisOn Sep 07, 2004

We have passed 1,000 killed American soldiers in Iraq. 23 killed since last Wednesday when most of us were planning our Labor Day weekend. I hope you know that over 1,100 were “wounded” in August. Tha

Let us not be naive

By John ServaisOn Sep 06, 2004

I’ll be voting for Chuck Snyder for Superior Court Judge. He is impartial and has been dedicated for many years to being a fair judge. The fact that outgoing judge Nichols has endorsed him rate

The Primary Election will decide this election

By John ServaisOn Sep 02, 2004

I’ll be voting for Paul EveryHope over Dave Quall for State Representative in the 40th District. Quall willingly participated with the secret deal of giving us this horrible Primary Election process.

More US soldiers killed in August than

By John ServaisOn Sep 01, 2004

in 13 of the 18 months we have been at war in Iraq. 66 killed and over 500 wounded - most seriously. We will hit 1,000 killed on Sept. 9 - a week from today. And the Bush government can’t wait for the

The number of US soldiers killed in August

By John ServaisOn Aug 28, 2004

has passed July and June already. It may become the 5th-highest month total of the 18-month-old war. At the current rate of killing, we will reach 1,000 by mid September.

This doesn’t count the

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