Wednesday, March 26, 2008

How Might Bill and Hillary Vote?

With all the praise that the Clinton's have heaped upon John McCain of late, Weird Wally can't help but wonder who might Bill and Hillary vote for if it came down to McCain vs. Obama. After all, Bill and Hillary can't seem to praise McCain enough. Perfect sound bites for for a McCain media blitz, thank you very much Bill and Hillary.

So, Bill and Hillary; which box might you check?

A: Democrat Barack Obama

B: Republican John McCain

And as for Barack, Weird Wally is starting to tire of the races to come together card. WW needs to know where you stand on health care, tax cuts, the Iraq occupation, the Bear Sterns bailout, outsourcing of our government functions, outsourcing everything, ignoring individual home owners and feeding the big banks.

BTW, is anyone reading this post besides the FBI, CIA and various local law enforcement agencies?

Please let me know,
Weird Wally

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Is Weird Wally (WW) Ready to go off the Deep End...

A few days ago, Weird Wally was willing to hold his nose and vote for Hillary under any circumstances.

But the more WW sees of Hillary’s behavior, the more he would rather hold his nose and vote for Ralph Nader.

Hillary, WW loves you, but he does not like what you are doing.

Fact of the matter is, if you run in 2008, WW might just vote for Ralph Nader and if you run again in 2012, he just might hold his nose and vote for Ralph Nader again.

Weird Wally does not like stinking thinking, but he is not sure who stinks the most; Hillary Clinton or Ralph Nader

Trust me,
Weird Wally

Friday, March 21, 2008

Weird Wally got this post from a good friend who is often very close to the edge. On the other hand, WW also realizes that the edge is where things are happening.

Wonder why so many kids are having so many health problems?

As a result, WW makes this post with strong instinct and no comment.

You have probably heard all about lead in children's toys, but did you know many children's PVC toys contain additional harmful chemicals such as phthalates? Phthalates have been linked to birth defects in baby boys, testicular cancer, liver problems and early onset of puberty in girls-a risk factor for later-life breast cancer. What's worse, when children play with and chew on their toys, they can be exposed to potentially dangerous levels of these harmful chemicals.

We have an opportunity to prevent harm and get these nasty chemicals out of our children's toys, and need your help today to make it happen. U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein has introduced an amendment to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Reform Act, WHICH would ban phthalates in children's toys.

What can you do to help right now? Take action! Please contact your senators today and urge them to prevent harm by supporting a ban of phthalates in children's toys by voting yes on S.2663 and to oppose any amendments which would weaken this all too important bill. A sample letter and talking points are found below.

Don't know how to contact your Senators? Look up your Senator by going to

American children are at risk simply by playing with their toys. This is unacceptable in our country! The European Union and 14 other countries, including Japan, Argentina and Mexico, have already banned these toxic chemicals from their children's toys. In October 2007, California became the first state in the nation to enact a statewide ban on the manufacture, sale or distribution in commerce of children's toys and child care articles that contain phthalates. In addition, approximately a dozen states have introduced - or are considering introducing legislation - to ban phthalates in toys and other consumer products.

Senator Feinstein is planning to offer her toxic toys legislation as an amendment which is expected to be voted on by the full Senate as early as today or tomorrow. Senator Feinstein's amendment (S.2663) would ban six types of phthalates from children's toys and childcare articles, reducing kids' unnecessary exposure to these toxic chemicals. In addition, manufacturers would be required by law to replace the banned phthalates with the "least toxic" alternative and are prohibited from replacing phthalates with chemicals known or suspected of causing cancer, reproductive harm or birth defects.

Thank your for your help in preventing avoidable harm from coming to our children.


Mike Schade, PVC Campaign Coordinator
Center for Health, Environment and Justice

***Sample Letter***

Dear Senator:

I am writing to urge your support of Senator Feinstein's amendment (S. 2663) to the Consumer Product Safety Commission Reform Act which would treat phthalates as a banned hazardous substance under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act and prohibit their use in children's toys and child care articles. I also urge you to support this amendment and oppose any weakening amendments of this important measure.

The CPSC Reform bill will do much to improve the safety of children's toys. However S.2663 is needed to additionally ban six very harmful chemicals from children's toys and child care articles. This is a common sense approach that prevents avoidable harm from coming to our children simply by playing with their toys. American children need your support on this bill to protect them.

All six substances belong to a family of industrial chemicals called phthalates (pronounced "THA-lates"). Phthalates are used in many soft, plastic toys like rubber ducks, teething rings and bath books and can leech out of these toys when children chew on them. Scientists worldwide have linked phthalates to birth defects in baby boys, testicular cancer, liver problems and early onset of puberty in girls-a risk factor for later-life breast cancer.

The European Union and 14 other countries including Japan, Argentina and Mexico have already banned these chemicals from children's toys, and in October 2007 California passed a measure to ban these six phthalates from toys sold in the state. Moreover, nearly a dozen other states have introduced - or are considering introducing - legislation that would ban phthalates from toys and personal care products for kids. All American children deserve the same protection and truly comprehensive reform for product safety.

These chemicals have no place in our children's toys, especially when safe alternatives exist and are being used by Brio, Chicco, Evenflo, First Years, Gerber, and Safety 1st. Additionally, Wal-Mart and Toys-R-Us have stated that they will begin phasing out children's toys containing phthalates in the coming months.

Government must be proactive in providing protections for our children today and for generations to come. In considering major reform of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, I urge you to include a ban on phthalates in the final version of legislation.

I applaud Senator Feinstein's leadership on this issue and urge you to support her amendment - and oppose any weakening amendments - that would provide comprehensive protections for our children's health.


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Weird Wally Freaks-Out

Until recently, Weird Wally has been in hog heaven cuz all of us real Americans; those who don’t hate (or try not to) have been blessed with two candidates who might get elected and change our depressing and hateful lives...

But something happened. If Obama is the Democratic Candidate, Hillary has given the McCain folks the perfect sound bite for national elections when she said that John McCain was more qualified to be president then Barack Obama.

And then, a person very close to Hillary said that were Obama not black, he would not be running for president. As an African American, I am very much offended by what your very close friend said. It’s like I don’t deserve anything I might have accomplished because I am African American and I got a few beaks?

Hillary, I am getting to know you via your words and deeds as you run for world leader. And I don’t like what I see and hear.

Please understand that Barack Obama is not a neo-con (neocon) Republican and means you no personal harm.

So why are you acting like such a shit?

Trust me on this,
Weird Wally

Obama Speech: 'A More Perfect Union'

Barack Obama on race and poltics.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Saul Alinsky is Alive, Well and Kicking Ass!

Weird Wally recently decided to take a break from renting old Star Trek re-runs via Netflix and rented a DVD of the off beat documentary category.

Initially, WW thought it was just a documentary about some gay guys showing off. But after a few more minutes he realized that the “Yes Men” were taking some light-hearted approaches to serious situations. The Yes Men and their DVD

WW, if the truth be told, is highly envious of "The Yes Men". As adults, they are acting like children and having a lot of fun. The most recent thing WW remembers about having that kind of fun was as a middle school student. Whenever he knew that the English teacher was going to sing praise to Kipling, WW would always stop at a friends house before going to school cuz his mom usually had an extra bean and egg burrito or two to share for breakfast.

The smelly farts were a blast and the English teacher tended to keep his bullshit short!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Hillary...Who the Hell Are You?

Although Weird Wally (WW) leans toward Barack Obama, he is glad that Hillary is still in the race!

After all, WW still doesn’t understand why Hillary favors the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and all the other free trade agreements around the world। Why are free trade agreements, the WTO and other international agreements that favor big corporations and businesses good for America and the rest of the world?

As time moves on, Hillary is going to have to explain that shit and WW looks forward to hearing what she has to say. She might even make sense of it all, but then again, she might not.

Stay tuned...

Weird Wally

Sunday, March 02, 2008

John Coltrane -' My Favourite Things'

Despite all of the political clashes; things like universal health care and, taking care of our own and helping others beyond our immediate tribes, might someday take hold...don't ya think?!

Three Trillion Dollars...Holy Cow!!!

Whenever Weird Wally hears anyone from the Bush Cheney administration insist that all Americans must “support our troops,” WW wants to scream. Although WW supports our troops, he does have problems supporting Halliburton and the many no-bid private contractors who actually get most of the money.

Perhaps, “Support our private war contractors,” might be closer to the truth. Unlikely that anyone would want to hear that kind of talk.   But then again, there was a lot that WW and the rest of us weren't told when we first got roped into this mess.

For more on the little known facts of how the Iraq Occupation affects our economy, view the Amy Goodman interview with Joseph Stiglitz.

EXCLUSIVE–The Three Trillion Dollar War: Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz and Harvard Economist Linda Bilmes on the True Cost of the US Invasion and Occupation of Iraq

One week after President Bush rejected charges the war in Iraq has hurt the US economy, a new book puts a conservative estimate of the war’s cost at $3 trillion so far. In their first national broadcast interview upon their book’s publication, Nobel laureate and former chief World Bank economist, Joseph Stiglitz, and co-author Linda Bilmes of Harvard University say the Bush administration has repeatedly low-balled the cost of the war—and even kept a second set of records hidden from the American public. [includes rush transcript]