Tar Sands Pipeline

Tar sand and oil shale are both boondoggles. Both extract very little usable oil. Both take huge amounts of energy to get to it. And both tar sands and oil shale tear up the landscape and damage the water supply. Most important of all, both tar sands and oil shale offer the bogus hope of avoiding political entanglement with foreign oil.  The elusive pot of black gold at the end of a make believe rainbow.

Letter to Obama concerning taxes

Dear President Obama,

There you go again, compromising.   It seems to be the only thing that you know how to do.  Do you really honestly believe that in another 2 years the wealthy and the Republicans are going to give up their tax breaks.  

You rolled over again.  And the wealthy and the Republicans are laughing with joy.  They are really going to attack now because they know how easy you are. 

I thought George W was the worst president.  I was wrong.  You are.  What a waste.

Please step aside in 2012 so that someone with some cajones can run on the democratic ticket.  We are sick of losers

Yours Truly,

Michael A. Zagone

Letter to President Obama

Dear President Obama,
You have insisted that your actions are guided not by ideology but a results-oriented “pragmatism”  But as an unabashed progressive liberal, I don’t buy it.

I do believe that you are intellegent and you think that you have the correct philosophy.  But mainly your administration has been opaque.

You did not stand up for Van Jones, or the agricultural secretary.  You caved in on Afghanistan.  But at least you fired General Mchrystal.  You caved in on Health Care.  You retreated from the Wall Street executives after heavy talk, and then  implemented band aid solutions.  Your support the New York mosque one day and take it all back the next.  You seem to talk out of both sides of your mouth.

I think I have finally figured it out.  You are a smart black man that is always trying to appease the white man.  That must be what you really learned in life.  And you were very successful.

But allow me to set you straight.  You can not appease all of us white people.  At some point you have to take a stand.  Pick a side because like it or not white folks, especially the wealthy ones, can not be appeased.

So I suggest you start standing up for people at the bottom, the elderly, the poor, labor and quit trying to appease wealthy white republicans.

Oh and I am white

Letter to President Obama

Dear President Obama,

You should return the Nobel Peace Prize. I now believe that novel “1984” is true. “War is Peace” – that was your message. You must have a hard time sleeping Mr Bush. Woops I get confused. Who is in the white house.

You spoke of “the world as it is” and threw a cloak of justification over the grisly escalation in Afghanistan by insisting that “war is sometimes necessary” – but generalities do nothing to mitigate the horrors of war being endured by others.

You gave the world a pro-war speech. The context instantly turned the speech’s insights into flackery for more war.

Your general who is running the US war effort in Afghanistan spoke to a Congressional committee in Washington about your recent pledge to begin withdrawal of US troops in July 2011. “I don’t believe that is a deadline at all,” Stanley McChrystal said.

Actual policy always, in the real world, profoundly trumps even the best rhetoric.

War is not peace. It never has been. It never will be.

You had the chance to be great. But your are not. You are the Washington consesus in person. A company flack.

Return the Nobel. Let them give it to someone who deserves it.