Visiting with friends last night I was confronted with the torturous offer of 2 Buck Chuck. (Why waste your money and your guest's time with such horrible wine, especially when better options at equally affordable prices are available.) This is America and we don't believe in torture,... or do we?
Truth is, as a nation we do not believe in torture. In fact we have clear laws forbidding the practice. Our nations anti-torture roots date back to orders issued by General George Washington (the nations 1st president) during the Revolution. But as we've discovered the truth is less clear under the current administration. Yet it doesn't need to be. Torture is torture and it is a horrible way to treat people, even those people that we know to be our enemy. So when people admit to torture or admit to planning how and when torture should be carried out, or worse plan on how they can get around torture laws; these people should be subject to the law and stand trail.
Rice has admitted holding torture meetings in the white house. CIA operatives have admitted they tortured prisoner, in fact they had the torture interrogations on tape. Even President Bush claims knowledge of torture meetings. In fact he states, "..No. I mean, as a matter of fact, I told the country we did that. And I also told them it was legal. We had legal opinions that enabled us to do it."
We shouldn't be surprised by all the crisis our country is currently facing. Our so called leaders have no regard for this nation and our laws. By allowing them to run wild for 8 long years we've facilitated this mess. It is time to correct our error. The laws of this constitutional democracy should be enforced and this torturous regime must be brought to justice.
Monday, September 29, 2008
With October just around the corner its time to celebrate what we have, mourn what we have lost and start working towards bring back what this nation once stood for,... but alas unfortunately things will get worse before they get better.
If you haven't been reading what is going on you might not understand what it is I'm ranting about. I urge you to google "Army Homeland Tours" and read for yourself.
In my judgement after today we have one last day of freedom under the constitution, who knows what is coming next. So I suggest a bottle of Prosecco an excellent all day drinking wine. Enjoy tomorrow because the rules change in October.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Coming home after a hard day and enjoying a glass of wine is one of my favorite simple pleasures. Any wine will do, I often enjoy Magnificent Wine Company House Red an excellent everyday wine that both excites the palette and sooths the soul, but it is the act of enjoying home that makes that end of the day glass so appealing.
For many Americans today however, this simple pleasure has become a true luxury. With prices rising, along with unemployment it is no wonder that foreclosures are also on the rise. It is no secret that the economy is in shambles. Even this idiot President has finally seemed to have caught on. And while the power brokers in Washington debate how to handle a bailout bill, average citizens are losing their homes. Worse still, those without out homes, trying to live with some dignity are being forced from their personal sanctuary.
We can't sit back anymore and watch as the rich get richer, the leaders bicker and the rest of us get screwed. We need to get back to doing what Americans have always done when times were tough. Roll up the sleeves and pitch-in with your neighbor. We don't need to give $700 billion in Wallstreet hand-outs, we just need to give those in need a hand-up...
All of US.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Sounds to me that someone hasn't done his homework thinks he found an excuse to skip the Friday test. Granted, with all the uncertainty in the world I wouldn't want to debate an intelligent person like Obama either. Than again, I'm not running for President so I have the luxury to pick and choose what I do and don't want to do. But as a candidate for the highest position in the land, it is the duty of that person to speak to the people and debate their opponent. In times like these, before we vote, we need to know how these people act and think.
McCain, if you are nervous, I suggest a glass of Cloudline Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2007. The soothing blue label and the wine's soft, round palate, with a delightful core of cherries and red fruits makes it an superb sipping wine. Perfect to calm the the soul in these troubling times.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Ignorance may be bliss but it is no longer acceptable. The election of the next US President has begun, some mail-in ballots have already been released. So please make sure you not only vote but make sure you are an informed voter.
With a glass of Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 I sat down and read Naomi Wolf's article from the Huffington Post: The Battle Plan II.
As my blood pressure began to rise from what I read the wines powerful aromas of ripe dark fruit, with notes of vanilla, cocoa and rose petal helped to settle my nerves. The richness and a finely-grained “cocoa” texture, of every sip allow me to think clearly as I continued to read. And as the reality of this scary vision sank in, it was Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 flavors of chocolate, dark berry fruits and the classic cabernet cassis that reminded me of the good that survives in this world.
We are the world that we create; so speak out, take the right of your vote seriously and help restore the grandness of a Free Nation.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Wake-up America. This "Bail Out" is not for you, it's for those that caused this problem.
No more time to joke about how mentally sophomoric the current president is.
No more time to laugh at how grossly unqualified the current GOP VP candidate is.
No more time to ignore the endless wars in which we are sacrificing our troops and our treasure.
No more time to just drink wine and hope for a better tomorrow.
It's time to get back to work making this nation great again, not sitting idly by watching as our current misleadership continues to scare us into taking money from our pockets to give to their friends.