wish list


  • Prosecutions for US-sanctioned torture. I don’t care where it leads. A war crime is a war crime, period.
  • Repeal of ”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.“ We’re supposed to have equal rights for all in this country. I’m not sure we can say that when we ask so much of people who are willing to sacrifice everything for this country, then essentially fire them for a biological reality, namely being gay or lesbian.
  • A Twitter client that does everything I need in a simple way, and no more
  • Time. I really need a 27-hour day.
  • A Democratic primary victory by Joe Shestak over Arlen Specter, and a general election victory for Shestak. He gets it. Arlen doesn’t.
  • Tolerance. We’re such a divided nation, and in a very personal, ugly way. I’m speaking about you, Rush, Sean, Glenn and all the other right-wing talking heads who just spew hatred against progressives and pull ”facts“ out of their asses. Guess I’m intolerant of intolerance.
  • A moratorium on rain in the Northeast
  • Real separation of church and state in this country. Get rid of the National Day of Prayer. We’re a pluralistic country, and just as clergy have no business telling people how to vote, the government shouldn’t be telling folks how to pray. Or whether to pray.
  • No more funding of “abstinence-only education.” It doesn’t work. Or do facts not matter any more?
  • Passage of the Freedom of Choice Act. Like the Equal Rights Amendment, it’s long overdue.
  • A reduction in bigotry, including racism masked in “anti-immigration” hysteria. No one was pushing to close our borders with Canada during the SARS outbreak, were they?