July 16, 2011
Here we have a man, Dennis Kucinich, who is a contender for being the farthest left of center in our government, speaking out against the legitimacy of that government, its monetary policies, and the two party system. What surer sign can we have that the system is broken?
I’ve spoken of Dennis Kucinich before. I don’t always agree with him, but he has my support for one simple reason. He’s one of the few honest politicians we have left who are willing to speak out against their own party, their own president, even be the only dissenting vote in the house, to set things right. Look at recent legislation, if you are in Congress and you haven’t voted against your party lately, then you have no ethics and no credibility with me.
November 16, 2009
The above video is the Congressional equivalent of haiku. Rarely will you hear a politician make his point in under a minute. I like Kucinich. He seems like one of the more honest politicians we still have in office, not mired in dirty money and partisanship.
For reference, our Defense spending is greater than that of the entire rest of the world combined. Over 650 billion in 2009. We spend more on meddling in other countries than we do looking after our own.
January 8, 2009
Wow, The Osterley Times is really on a roll. They found a video of another of my political heroes, Dennis Kucinich, speaking out against the disproportionate force being employed by Israel in the Gaza conflict.
Israel has been denounced by the United Nations, The Red Cross, and Amnesty International, for attacking aid workers and failing to live up to their obligations to wounded civilians.