Saturday, February 4, 2006

Nonaligned citizens

I was just reading a reference to "nonaligned nations" in a NY Times article ("U.S. Compromises on Wording of Iran Nuclear Resolution") and it occurred to me that so many of of citizens are simply not aligned with one of the major political movements (liberals, conservatives, "lefties", neocons, etc.), that it makes sense to refer to us as nonaligned citizens.

What this means and where we can go with it remains unclear.

We're no strictly independents either.

I consider myself a centrist, but that's a bit vague since there are a lot of people who "belong" to the Democratic and Republican Parties who are centrists, but also choose to be aligned with one of those parties.

-- Jack Krupansky

Wednesday, February 1, 2006

President Bush's State of the Union Address left far too much to be desired

I just finished reading the official White House transcript of President Bush's State of the Union Address and I have to say that I was not impressed. Sure, there were a few good points here and there, but mostly the message was "business as usual", "let's focus on shifting all our old wine into new bottles", and "we don't care that a lot of Americans find our 'plan' absolutely unacceptable."

The President continues to pursue a dangerous right-wing agenda, and the sad thing is that far too many Democrats are either too ignorant, too afraid, too immoral, too corrupt, or too spineless to call the President out and stand up and say "This is Wrong, This is Not the path that we Democrats will Travel."

-- Jack Krupansky