WUI (Writing under the influence)

Somebody once said we are all Americans, sometimes born in the wrong places.
On a warm autumn day in 1986, while enjoying beer with my college buddies,
I decided to join my new homeland.

I've come to appreciate the ideals that helped create this great country.
Liberalism, political-correctness, multiculturalism and moral equivalence
are destroying it.

This old house Grovenet Wal*Mart Visiting Poland American wine better than French.

Monday, March 21, 2005


Pacific University hosts war protesters

Oregon troops are coming home. They feel good about what they have done in Iraq and how things are turning around in the Middle East even if the media don't always share their enthusiasm.

One would think that most who opposed the war would be reconsidering their position by now. Well, one would be wrong. The anti-war movement is alive and still kicking (or standing in silence) at Pacific University.

Pacific University's Center for Women and Gender Equity is planning a Women in Black protest against the war on Iraq. Date: Tuesday April 5, Time: 11:00-1:00, Place: University Center (center of campus-go to www.pacificu.edu for a University map). All are welcome to participate in all or part of the event.

Women in Black is an international organization that began in Palestine to protest the occupation by Israel. It consists of people (not just women) standing silently wearing black to protest any given war. This silent, non-violent protest spread from Palestine, was used in Bosnia, and is now recognized universally. We will be protesting the continued war on and occupation of Iraq.

How ironic that Palestinians may actually have a real chance to finally have a country for the first time in their history because of actions of our president and Ariel Sharon.

I wonder how many of these protesters know the history of the Arab wars against the state of Israel that produced all those refugees.

I also wonder which side in the Bosnia war this group supported. Or was the group opposed to the war itself? If I really cared I would probably find answers to some of these questions here.

Also, the time of these protests is always in the middle of a work day so people who actually have something important to do with their lives like work and pay taxes can't attend such events. But then, if I had two hours of free time in the middle of the day I would probably fix a wobbly toilet bowl in my bathroom rather than waste the time looking at a bunch of losers.

Count your blessings ... it could be the Pink Warriors.
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