Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Now for some it's a Civil War

Several in the MSM yesterday decided that they will call what is going on in Iraq a “civil war”.

Before the war began many in the media were nothing more than messengers for the white house’s propaganda. They were the lap dogs of whatever the administration wanted them to say. There was little objective reporting and the average American believed what they were saying to be true because they were the “news”.

Perhaps some of those same voices of that time realize now what their cooperation with the administration has caused and they are feeling a tinge of guilt.

Since the same MSM was so helpful in getting the American people to support going into this war, might this admission of a “civil war” be their way of attempting to help the country see reality. They are basically defying the administration by using that term, and that may be the real turning point in this war, at least for the honesty and integrity of the media.

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Happiness in a most unexpected place

Friday night we dropped in at our local Blockbuster to grab a copy of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth”. To my shock and dismay, all the copies were checked out. Where I live I would not expect that movie to be noticed or even acknowledged, but it was. It appeared that there had been at least 32 copies available and they were all gone. How great is that! Somebody is listening. Somebody cares.

These days, you take your happy moments wherever you can find them and I took this one and thought about it all weekend long. I thought you might want to share it too.

26 Comments:

Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

1) Don't forget: "We're in a new phase."

Huh?????

2)http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/24/AR2006112400789_pf.html

This story is amazing.

Great photos in this movie of the climate changes also.

November 28, 2006 3:23 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

I get wild when they talk about this change of wording - it was a crime to go there and it's still a crime when it turns nastier. Awwwkkk!

So happy to hear about the Inconvenient Truth getting out there. It is well done. The Corporation, a sundance festival winner is online to download - the producer put it out there and encourages us to download it. I did and it is another very important documentary.

November 28, 2006 3:45 AM  
Blogger BBC said...

I never ever..... ever.... ever supported this so called war. I knew before the first bomb dropped that it would become a civil war.

You can't go into a country and expect anything else if you are not going to take all their arms away.

You have to go in, disarm them, and set up your own government for a while. Or better yet, just stay the hell home.

November 28, 2006 4:14 AM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

My guess would be the MSM wants to appear as being one step ahead of the investigations to come. "The ____ investigation has revealed what we reported earlier...."

November 28, 2006 4:47 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

That is AWESOME news about the Inconvenient Truth!! EVERYONE should see that very important film. I saw it in the theater and it has haunted me ever since.

November 28, 2006 4:51 AM  
Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

Yes, a civil war of George Bush's creation...We needed to "stay the hell home"...

Can't wait to see "An Inconvenient Truth"...it's at the top of my list for the semester break...

November 28, 2006 5:10 AM  
Blogger Frederick said...

Got it sitting on top of the DVD play as we speak. Can't wait to get home from work and watch it tonight.

November 28, 2006 5:24 AM  
Blogger Mimus Pauly said...

I saw An Inconvenient Truth in the theaters. It got -- and deserved -- a standing ovation.

Not a spoiler warning, I just want to say this: there's one spot where Al Gore puts up a shot of Earth taken from a man-made satellite a few billion miles away. I damn near broke down and cried when I saw that...

November 28, 2006 5:42 AM  
Anonymous Adorable Girlfriend said...

POP: I am not surprised about Al Gore's movie. It has become difficult for people to not believe in global warming. While Dum Dum and Camp argue it's natural, the movie intrigues many by knowing what is said.

It's the same reason people read Coulter, they want to know what others are saying, even if they don't believe them.

As more and more Americans complete high school and attend some or all four years of college, things are changing. Albeit slow, but times are 'a changin'.

November 28, 2006 6:04 AM  
Blogger Pogo said...

Mornin', PoP. Back from a 7 day Cancun excursion and 3 days in Cleveland - how's that for a contrast? Wind blew 12-20 knots from the NE the whole time (no snorkling or significant quality pool/beach time), but good time off with the family anyway - and the Prince swam with and rode on dophins for almost an hour, so all was not lost. Besides, the food is still wonderful, the people are still friendly, tequila still makes great margaritas and totopas beat Doritos all to hell. Oh, and the Cavs beat the Sixers.

bbc, you and me.

November 28, 2006 6:30 AM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

Iraq was in a civil war even when Sadam was in power although it was kept in check. We made it easier for the factions to fight each other by going into Iraq.

November 28, 2006 7:10 AM  
Blogger DivaJood said...

An Inconvenient Truth is a great film, but until we actually make changes, nothing changes. Gore says we have a very narrow window to reverse the damage - that means something. But I am glad to hear people are seeing it. I'm going greener and greener - except for the amount I fly, which troubles me.

November 28, 2006 7:34 AM  
Blogger thepoetryman said...

They not only didn't disarm them, if that was ever possible, but they supplied them with weaponry! You can see this fact here> Oh Freedom! ...

Peace.

November 28, 2006 7:52 AM  
Blogger azgoddess said...

wonderful news...you know when i went to that movie in the theaters -- i went after it had been out for a few weeks and some other blockbuster was beginning..
i was so shocked to see a packed theater...and it made the whole experience so much better...
my only disappointment with mr gore was him not mentioning the use of biodiesel as a way to help our environment...

November 28, 2006 9:38 AM  
Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

Thank you, Patricia. News is getting out and somebody cares.

Why do some conservatives equate being green with being anti-American?

November 28, 2006 10:12 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

this whole "what do we call it?" reminds me of the old vegas comic well you can call me ray and you can call me jay but you doesn't have to call me johnson. even the cato institute is starting to call these assholes on their double talk. unfortunately we seem to have passed the point where people will naturally use plain language. even "straight talk" has been turned into a synonym for "i'm spouting all kinds of shit elect me elect me elect me i wanna be preznit soooooo bad."

but then, don't take it just from me, i'm a documented attitude case.

November 28, 2006 10:25 AM  
Blogger GraemeAnfinson said...

Same with me POP. I tried to rent the movie at two places and they were both out

November 28, 2006 11:19 AM  
Blogger nunya said...

The media feels no guilt. They are shifting to protect what is left of their bottom line, and I don't mean the spanking they got they got from this election. They've finally figured out that the internet allows people to go around them; their advertising revenues may be moving on.

After Inconvenient Truth see this: The End of Suburbia . I checked it out from the local library system. I'm looking forward to their next documentary: Escape from Surburbia

November 28, 2006 1:45 PM  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

I haven't seen Gore's movie yet, but he was here a couple of month's ago promoting it.

I don't really need a lot of encouragement to agree that global climate change is happening.
We are contributing to it.
And we need to change our habits.

November 28, 2006 3:25 PM  
Blogger poopie said...

That's the greatest news I've heard all year!

November 28, 2006 4:02 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

That is good news, isn't it.

November 28, 2006 4:09 PM  
Blogger windspike said...

Somebody should call the president because the W, Rove and Co sure is confused about what is happening in Iraq.

November 28, 2006 5:49 PM  
Blogger C-dell said...

The whole situation in Iraq has been a Civil War for a long time.

November 28, 2006 7:18 PM  
Blogger LadyLiberty said...

It is good to hear pop that people are waking up/caring and this is scaring the hell out of this Administration.
Drop a line to the White House, I'm going to, and let them know how many people are becomming concerned/interested and keep that lantern burning at the ranch...LOLL

When I first saw "The Day After Tomorrow", wow, scary and it hit me...Mexico, oil, Iraq, Cheney's laundered money from the profits..the botched deal with the Iraqi's 4 weeks before the war started...hmmmm, I thought!? "911"

Then there was the gag order from Darth Vader to NASA officials, UNTIL the reporters got wind of it, then...ooooops...never happened!?

Exxon Mobil, yet another thought. Cheney would lose billions if alternative sources were founded. So would Mr Evil and son.

Where could we go, escape to, to survive? Let's see, maybe...MEXICO???

So much more, really, so much more, BUT the best part AND the scariest part is a military spokesperson involved in the construction of this 40-foot wall:
News Flash...The WALL is STRAIGHT up and down on the MEXICO SIDE, BUT, it has STEPS and LADDERS on the US SIDE to get OVER THE WALL and INTO MEXICO.

HMMMMM, seems someone was aware of how serious global warming has become and has a plan. A plan from a man, an Administration who, if proven, will have been responsible for the 911 tragedy of 4,000 dead, over 800,000 slaughtered Iraqi's and 4,000 American troops and over 200,000 mamed, disfigured and permanately disabled and well on his/their way to creating their NEW WORLD ORDER which of course will destroy us all.

AND...there are some who actually believe this group of monsters can remain in POWER until 2008????

Even their OWN party shutters at the thought that Bush, Cheney and gang would murder American citizens for profit. And how much farther will they go?

Well, let's be real stupid and allow them to continue to hold office and wait and see.
Let's NOT hold our newly elected Congress accountable and allow them to continue on their agenda.
Let's STOP writing, phoning faxing, protesting so our voices are NOT heard and they can go about the business of their plan for TOTAL DESTRUCTION.

Or, maybe, we can ACT...NOW!!! There have been many Revolutions...Blue, Orange, Rose, Velvet where the country's people actually UNITED and SACRIFICED and TOOK their countries back.

Balls don't belong on Christmas Trees!

I will continue my work with PDA, the ACLU, speaking engagements, etc., and will post the progress I am making.

Peace to all!

November 28, 2006 7:36 PM  
Blogger HillCountryGal said...

PoP, stop by my new blog. I have a surprise for you. :-)

November 28, 2006 9:20 PM  
Blogger Human said...

A Happy Post. :)

November 30, 2006 8:07 PM  

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