Finally, some intelligent campaign coverage.. ;-)
Yahoo! News – Marijuana measures on 3 states’ ballots
Alaska will become the first state to make marijuana legal if voters approve a measure on Tuesday’s ballot that has drawn criticism from the Bush administration.
And this should be a kick in the shin if the previous post wasn’t.
The tide is turning… || kuro5hin.org…
Whilst some may claim that the British are staunch allies of the United States (depite being having clearly different agendas on the World Stage), the recent request made to Britain for additional support, namely 600 troops from Black Watch to be moved North to Baghdad to help out the 130,000 US troops who want to move upto Fallujah, is being met by the British Parliament with what we might politely call some hostility. As the Honourable member for Morecambe and Lunesdale (yes, it is as grim as it sounds), Geraldine Smith asks:
“I’m concerned about the timing. We’ve been asked by the Americans two weeks before their election to cover for their troops. Is this a ploy to allow Bush not to send more troops? If we made a decision to send troops tomorrow, it looks like we are stepping in to help out the President.”
Okay, when other countries start taking an open, active (open being the key word) role in our politics you know something’s not quite right.
The worst sides of two nations on display
The UK newspaper The Guardian has undertaken a campaign urging its readers to write US voters in Clark County, Ohio and urge them to vote against President George W. Bush in the US presidential elections.
“Make no mistake. These aren’t just a few errant, later-regretted remarks, the kind that people tend to blurt out in the heat of campaigns. As this article shows (free reg req), it’s a calculated and scurrilous effort to suggest that anyone who questions the Iraq debacle is unpatriotic.”
It boggles my mind how anyone can think that opposing the Iraq war, or at least the stated reasons for going there, is unpatriotic. To swipe a line from Princess Bride:
Sane People: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.