Saturday, October 21, 2006

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Children of Men -- they stole my plot!

Movie review: Children of Men -- they stole my plot!
By Jane Stillwater

I was bored on Saturday night and went off to see the movie "Man of the Year". The plot revolved around Robin Williams running for President. It was a good movie, the popcorn was good and Williams told some really funny jokes -- far more funny than the Joke who is currently pretending to be our President.

That night, the UA Berkeley also showed a preview of the movie "Children of Men" -- a sci-fi thriller that takes place about a generation from now, when there are no more children and babies are no longer being born.

"OMG, they stole my plot! Stole it right off my blinking blog!" was the first thought that ran through my head. But then I calmed down. Probably they didn't. But even if they did, I could hardly blame them. It's a great plot. The freaking way that humans abuse children around here and pollute the air and cut aid to education and murder orphans in oil-rich regions and exploit child labor in third-world countries and chase pages around Congress, we're lucky that we have any children left at all!

Anyone with half a brain in their head could of thought of that plot. But just in case the producers of "Children of Men" want to share their royalties with me, here is the article off my blog:

What if there were no more babies?

By Jane Stillwater
April 28, 2004

It was your typical peaceful day in Heaven. Babies were all lining up to get born.

"Say WHAT?" an unborn baby said to God. "You want ME to go down there and get beaten, bombed, starved, abused and amputated? Or get locked in overcrowded classrooms and babysitted by sit-coms while my mother works three jobs to keep the family afloat? I DON'T THINK SO!"

"But," replied God, "you gotta get born. It's in My Plan." "Not this little pink duck. Until human beings stop doing everything they can to abuse, torture and murder children, I'm staying right here."

Hell no! We won't go!

And no other child was ever born again.

Trillions of dollars continued to be spent on weapons of mass destruction instead of healthcare and education. Testosterone-filled men happily bombed and polluted and irradiated the world to their hearts content. But not one baby was ever born again. Are all the weapons in the world worth the price of NEVER knowing what it is like to hold a baby in our arms? It is time for the Hard-Right and the Hard-Left and the Soft-Middle to come together and work for the preservation of democracy before we all just become so much meat in the eyes of the heartless corporations who now rule our future.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Grand Old Perverts

GenderGappers 2006 – 041

What an uproar! The media, the Democrats, the Republicans, the Blogs, the whole country is focused like a laser beam on some House Pages and a dirty old man. Yes, it’s a terrible thing to sexually assault anyone. It is especially heinous to sexually assault children. Pedophilia is the pits of human actions.
But stand back and look at this situation and ask yourself if we are truly against perversion. Why is there outrage now that it is teen age boys? Where was the outrage when many women were raped in our military schools and by our own male forces in Iraq and Afghanistan? Not to mention our own forces rapes of women and men in countries we occupied. Where is the outrage as we imagine [since we are not allowed to view] the rows of flag draped coffins of young men and women that Bush sacrificed in a preemptive war and where is the outrage at the unseen tens of thousands of innocent Iraqi dead, wounded and displaced?
Where is the outrage at the continued violence against these people because of the Bush preemptive invasion? Where is the outrage that we are not safer now but have spawned generations of terrorist worldwide? Where is the outrage that Bush and his cadre not only permitted torture of prisoners but also sent them to other countries to be tortured even more? Where is the outrage that Bush lied and lied and lied and the media still say “MISLED”?
Where is the outrage at a media that mostly just sat back and went along with a “good old boy they’d like to have a beer with”? Where is the outrage that now belatedly these same media are huffing and puffing as if they really were beginning to report the truth and do their job? Where is the outrage from the many falling fig leaves exposing the scandalous conduct of the Bush administration where trusted officials of government sold out their constituents for free trips and girlies?

Where is the outrage that A.G. Gonzales has ordered Judges NOT to find Bush guilty of anything – otherwise they are unpatriotic in a time of war? Where is the outrage at the loss of Habeas Corpus? And where is the utter horror and outrage that our Congress passed a bill that prevents us from holding Bush responsible for his crimes here at home and all over the world? Where ever it is we fervently hope it appears in our voting booths, strong and decisive, in November.
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Tuesday, October 03, 2006


Save For NovemberPin this on your frig so you don't forget to take it to the polls with you in November. Here's who voted for Bush's Enabling Act in the Senate this week. These votes provided terrorists their biggest win in the war so far. They have succeeded in getting us to abandon the founding principle -- "Justice for All," upon which America was founded. Shame, shame, shame!

The NOT Justice for All - Senate 65

Alexander (R-TN) Allard (R-CO) Allen (R-VA) Bennett (R-UT) Bond (R-MO) Brownback (R-KS) Bunning (R-KY) Burns (R-MT) Burr (R-NC) Carper (D-DE) Chambliss (R-GA) Coburn (R-OK) Cochran (R-MS) Coleman (R-MN) Collins (R-ME) Cornyn (R-TX) Craig (R-ID) Crapo (R-ID) DeMint (R-SC) DeWine (R-OH) Dole (R-NC) Domenici (R-NM) Ensign (R-NV) Enzi (R-WY) Frist (R-TN) Graham (R-SC) Grassley (R-IA) Gregg (R-NH) Hagel (R-NE) Hatch (R-UT)
Hutchison (R-TX) Inhofe (R-OK) Isakson (R-GA) Johnson (D-SD) Kyl (R-AZ) Landrieu (D-LA) Lautenberg (D-NJ) Lieberman (D-CT) Lott (R-MS) Lugar (R-IN)Martinez (R-FL) McCain (R-AZ) McConnell (R-KY) Menendez (D-NJ)
Murkowski (R-AK) Nelson (D-FL) Nelson (D-NE) Pryor (D-AR) Roberts (R-KS) Rockefeller (D-WV) Salazar (D-CO) Santorum (R-PA) Sessions (R-AL) Shelby (R-AL) Smith (R-OR) Specter (R-PA) Stabenow (D-MI) Stevens (R-AK)Sununu, (R-NH) Talent (R-MO) Thomas (R-WY) Thune (R-SD) Vitter (R-LA) Voinovich (R-OH) Warner (R-VA)