Friday, July 14, 2006

Rare political rant.. vegan related

I suck... I have not done hardly any cooking the last two days. It was cool yesterday, so I made bread... but other than that.. nada.

We have pasta leftover and tons of salad.... and raw veggies and I've made chickpea "tuna" spread and tofu salad. It's really freaken hot today. The kids and husband had a package of smart dogs for lunch. I had Kashi Go Lean (I'm aware it has honey in it... but it's better to eat something you have than throw it away.. plus, honey just doesn't move me like milk or cheese), homemade soymilk and blueberries for bfast... I'm not hungry. It's too hot. I did yoga (this is a new development, I also started a yoga blog here) and now I'm chilling out in the A/C for the first time this summer. I had my husband put it in my office. It is so nice. I'm trying not to feel guilty... which is nuts because I know it's hot (over 90).. I just wanted to go the summer without A/C to not waste energy... not for financial reasons.. just because I think it's a huge drain on natural resources...

That being said, I am onto a rare political rant...

disclaimer: There will be foul language... and strong political opinions... if you do not wish to hear this, then I suggest clicking your BACK button....


so... I HATE this pResident... I despise him. I think HE is the Axis of Evil. He has done such harm to this world... I don't even know where to begin. Iraq... that speaks for itself... any thinking person knows that this is a nightmare and has become a Civil War.... and the blood is on OUR HANDS. We chose to USE these innocent people to fight "our" war... they did not ask to be involved, the did nothing to provoke it and we have killed countless civilians and created a situation where Sectarian violence and Insurgents are killing innocent people. It seems that our "fearless leader" is just fine with this.. "so long as we fight them over there, we don't have to fight them on our streets"... WHAT? Not only does he justify this, but many American's repeat this ridiculous talking point... Soo... it's OK to stir up the hornets nest in Iraq... and kill the civilians over there? How arrogant can you be?.. and you wonder why the majority of the world HATES AMERICAN POLICY?.. and probably hates US TOO... because WE are Americans.

Of course, the "right wing" will try to say that I want a terror attack to happen on US soil. NOTHING could be further from the truth. I don't want a terror attack to happen ANYWHERE... but I see this arrogance will draw more terror to the United States... and you and YOU and YOU and YOU.. and YOU.. soccer mom, driving your beloved SUV.. keep on talking on that cell phone and depleating our natural resources... and bitch to all your friends that the price of gas will top 6.00/gallon. Did you vote for this War Criminal for the second time? Yeah? well then shut the fuck up. You voted for this.

So.. what has me all upset now? It just might be the fact that we are on the verge of WW3... and that this administration has been gunning for Iran. It has been predicted for at least the last year that this will be the summer of war.... of Iran. Now we have perfect justification..

The sickening thing, is that when the War Criminal (aka BUSH) was asked about the rise of violence and threat of WW3... his reaction was, "I thought someone was going to ask me about the pig"...

..............yeah.. bush was going to a Hog Roast that night and was told he could carve the PIG... he was asked several more times during that news conference (in Germany) and he went on to talk about the PIG he was going to carve.. "Isn't anyone going to ask me about the pig" "Let's talk about the PIG"...

that mother fucking son of a bitch... he is sadistic.... with animals. When he was a little boy he used to put firecrackers up frogs and blow them up. Did anyone see when he caught a fish and let it flop around, alive, for his dog to play with... laughing his evil chuckle the whole time (This was on the espn fishing show a year or so back)... now he is fixated on carving a whole pig? and I do mean... FIXATED... impending WW3 can't take him mind off of it.


  1. You're way too hard on yourself. Eating cold food is good too. You sometimes have to go with the flow - do more yoga - it works for me!

  2. About your rant--I hear you. We are moving dangerously close to totalitariansim, in my opinion.

  3. I can't even get started on Bush and our government. I saw your post on another site about vegan parmesan cheese which is such a coincidence because I was thinking about posting on the vegan parmesan cheese I use. When I first made the switch to vegan, I bought a vegan parm cheese I got at Wild Oats called Soymage Vegan Parmesan. I was still in the "I have to have substitutes" stage. 4 oz for $3-$4. Ridiculous. It's good but it's not worth it. Anyway, I whipped up a batch of this stuff.

    I have cooked it like the recipe suggests and it's great on nachos, burritos, veggies, etc. However, on a whim, I tried it as a parm cheese sub on spaghetti. It was DELICIOUS! Heartier and tastier than the store bought vegan parm. Granted, it doesn't taste like parm. But it's so good you won't care. I have since used this on just about everything from cold pasta to veggies. Try it. You won't be sorry.

    Thanks for the advice about the dog food by the way!

  4. Melody, you speak for so many of us with the "rant," and i love your honesty and direct way.

    I am so thankful to live in the USA where we have freedom to speak our mind, even if most of this place voted to put an ignoramus "in charge"...

    Hope you have a peaceful weekend. Bake or cook (or don't!) at your leisure, kid!

  5. I sprinkled it on dry. So good!

  6. I hear you on your rant!! I just went on an interview and my possible future boss had Bush stickers all over and a huge Bush picture on her wall. When I realized it wasn't a joke, I had to bite my lip and make it through that interview as fast as I could and not look back. Needless to say, I won't be working there ;)


  7. Ok, first off, I'm with you on the political rant. Amen my sistah!

    As for honey, I'll be perfectly honest: I don't avoid it completely either. My ethical reasons for being vegan are due to the cruelty of factory farms. If one avoids honey, then one should also avoid white sugar (produced with bone char), and for that matter avoid driving and splattering insects on the windshield.

  8. I totally agree with you on your rant... I can't believe how stupid people are to vote for him a second time. I am dating now, and I can't date a republican- I just find it morally and socially reprehensible...

  9. Melody - I've been reading your blog for a few days, and although I love all your posts, this is the one that finally made me get an "identity" to leave comments.

    Maybe I live under a rock, but I've never heard anyone be so open about their despise of Bush as you here. I realize this post is 4 years old, but still. I still wonder at times why he hasn't been assassinated yet - it's a mystery to me. I'm totally on the same page with you and I was moved by what you wrote.

    The part with the soccer moms in their SUVs on their totally speak my mind. Sadly, we all contribute to the depletion of resources and it's hard to quantify our own contribution to it. But at the very least you have the awareness of there being a (huge) problem, which most people choose to deny.

    More comments to come....

  10. Christine, I totally forgot I had written this post..oy.. I'm so glad he's out of office.

    I hated Bush from the beginning... It was such a helpless feeling wasn't it?

  11. Yes it was - I cried the day he was re-elected, and I'm not even American.
    Never mind assassination. How about being convicted of war crimes?