Monday, April 29, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
Military-style tactics by police in Boston created a climate of fear and failed to solved the problem.
We do not know if the Tsarnaev brothers are guilty of anything and there are still plenty of leads to explore including the likelihood this was a act committed by anti-government extremists of the right. By using force and having military-style police marching around with guns only made things worse. People got scared and ran off.
The best thing to do would have been discrete and allow a chance for the facts to come out.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
This week we saw the hate of the right wing express itself in the form of bombings in Boston. There is no question anymore that there is no valid reason to vote for any Republican, any Conservative or any person associated with the Tea Party.
To me, this act of violence in Boston by Conservatives reveals how desperate they truly are. Conservatives are on the wrong side of every issue from Climate Change to Gay Marriage. From the Economy to Foreign Policy.
Conservatives lost in November when President Obama was overwhelmingly voted in for a second term. It is no coincidence that the person who opposed President Obama in 2012 was a former governor of Massachusetts. Don't be surprise that when the bomber is captured it turns out to be a Romney supporter.
Boston and Boston Marathon represents much of what Conservatives hate: A progresssive city that is gay-friendly, that bans gun violence, a city rich in schools, culture and some of the best hospitals in the country. By attacking the Marathon, Conservatives also reveal their contempt for healthy lifestyle's and modes of transportation that does not involve gas-guzzling cars and SUV's.
What do we do now?
First, we must continue to move FORWARD with President Obama. Conservatives oppose everything that people want. People want PROGRESS. We want Gay Marriage. We want Health Care. We want the rich to pay their FAIR SHARE in taxes. We want SCIENCE in our classrooms and we want respect for DIVERSITY and TOLERANCE.
These are the values that we make us a better people and will transform America into a good place we can call home and feel safe.