That's Cybill Shepherd, Madeline Kahn, Burt Reynolds and Duilio Del Prete in At Long Last Love which is one of the movies I've written about here before explaining that I enjoy it even though critics called it a turkey when it came out. Stan makes it his Friday night at the movies "At Long Last Love" so be sure to read that. George e-mailed about the template switch. Catch up: Leigh Ann e-mailed and explained it was hard to read a lot of the text on due to the template so I flipped it quickly this week. I went with the first thing I saw which is the same as Stan's. George wonders why I don't just leave it as is?
My point is that Stan picked out this template and I'm sure when he did, he did so because he liked it. I don't want to snag Stan's template.
If it helps George, Stan's attitude is the same. He says it doesn't bother him. I'm sure he means it but, time permitting, I'd like to flip templates soon.
Okay, WSWS sponsored a conference earlier this month in Ann Arbor. This is from a piece they posted today where Sylvia Young delivers a powerful address:
My name is Sylvia Young and I am from Detroit. People are losing their jobs. People are losing their homes. Workers are taking pay cuts because they don’t want to lose their jobs. Now they want to take away our little benefits—what do they expect us to do?
My little boy goes to Emerson Middle School. In one seventh-grade class there are 46 students. In the other there are 51 students. The governor-appointed Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb wants to close another 41 schools so they can turn them over to charter companies.
I agree with the Socialist Equality Party that a job should be a social right. Lights and heat should be a right. Good education should be a right. They shouldn’t take it away.
Last year, on March 2, I lost my three children in a fire that started after DTE shut off gas and lights to my home. I had seven children in the house, in the middle of winter, but they cut off my heat. What they did was a crime. But DTE and the state tried to turn things around and make it out like I was a criminal, like I was a bad mother, because I was poor and a single mom. They tried to take away my kids.
But the Committee Against Utility Shutoffs stood up for me and we fought back. CAUS says utilities should be a right, not a luxury. This is not a black thing, or a white thing, or an Arabic thing. They try to use this race thing for us to fight each other over the tiny piece of the pie we get, while the rich control almost the whole pie. All working class people are facing the same thing, in the US, and around the world. When they were trying to take my kids away I got letters from Britain, Australia, from all over, defending me.I hope they'll put up more because these stories are really important and need to be heard. These are really important stories. WSWS also has a piece on the drone war by Keith Jones:
The US carried out drone missiles attacks near the village of Angoor Adda in South Waziristan, on Wednesday—killing seven people, wounding half a dozen more, and sending a clear message to Pakistan’s government and people that it intends to continue violating Pakistani sovereignty and summarily executing people at will.
The Angoor Adda attacks came just two days after Pakistan’s military demanded a scaling back of US drone attacks, a sharp reduction in the US military-intelligence presence in Pakistan, and more information about US intelligence operations in the country.
Lt. General Ahmed Shuja Pasha, the head of Pakistan’s principal intelligence agency, the Inter Services Intelligence directorate or ISI, reportedly pressed for a sharp reduction in the US military-intelligence “footprint” in Pakistan in nearly four hours of meetings Monday with CIA head Leon Panetta and Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff.
At the conclusion of the meetings, unnamed US officials said Washington had agreed to “talk further” about the concerns of the Pakistan military-intelligence apparatus. But they baldly reasserted the US’s prerogative to mount Predator drone attacks inside Pakistan and derided Pakistani claims that the missile strikes—which have increased many-fold under the Obama administration—have been targeting “Taliban foot soldiers” and killing large numbers of civilians.
CIA head “Panetta has an obligation to protect the American people,” declared one US official, “and he isn’t going to call an end to any operations that support that objective.”
Then came Wednesday’s drone missile attack, the twentieth such attack in 2011. “If the message was that business will continue as usual,” an unnamed “senior” Pakistani intelligence official told the New York Times, “it was a crude way of sending it.”How is that we don't get outraged over this drone war? How is that we don't give a damn about all the wars Barack is pursuing and overseeing? Ask yourself that this weekend.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"