i have started to get caught up on my reading of folk's blogs- because i hate not being able to do so more often. i like to take sunday mornings and start going down the blogroll- and then finish up in the evening. it helps me to reconnect and i learn so much. truth be told- it gets the juices flowing and i can think of stuff to write about other than my cats :) so- in lieu of recent events- seems like there are always recent events anymore- i figured i should add my two cents worth.
i watched(finally) v for vendetta last night- and if you haven't seen it- see it. the screenplay is magnificent and hugo weaving is one of my favorite actors anyway. no- you don't get to see his face at all in the movie and that is cool. natalie portman is, as always, excellent. i found the movie inspiring and the fact that the words used in the script were real words. not slang- not monosyllables- but the real deal. real honest to goodness english. it was like balm on a rash. anyhoo- see it. i intend to buy it.
which leads me to the un and hugo chavez. i admire the man- not necessarily for his politics because i think he is too far left- but for the balls he has. he has been going toe to toe with bushco for quite some time now- and for him to call bush the devil- in new york city- well, at the risk of pulling a bill maher- that took courage. i think that he shouldn't have resorted to name calling per se- but hey- it got the attention that he wanted it to- so i guess that that was the intent.
torture- ah yes. you have a different opinion of torture when you aren't on the receiving end. i prefer to imagine what it is like to be on the receiving end and work towards not doing it. better to err on the side of human rights. unfortunately, the folks on the right of things think it is ok to torture people who aren't americans. we amercans mean so much more- and hey- if torturing 10 people gets 1 to talk- it was worth it right? as long as it isn't americans. my question is- what are you going to do when it is americans? are you going to feel the same way when it is a fellow american who doesn't agree with whoever is in charge of the government? why do you folks on the right think that this government is so benevolent? they have bold faced lied, cheated, stole, murdered- and yet- this is the party of values? convince me. don't give me the tired argument that folks on the left are just as bad. prove it to me. not ancient history- recent stuff- and i don't buy that bill clinton is the blame for everything on the planet. explain to me how torturing and/or killing people is the best plan for america. explain to me how we can 'compromise' on the value of one human life over another. who gets to decide whose life is worth more? and don't you think that that is why most of the rest of the world is fed up with the way america is operating these days?