Headline from AP:
US doubts fairness of Nicaragua elections
I doubt many here are concerned about what Bush's State Department thinksabout elections anywhere but maybe we should be concerned about what more reputable types think.
St. Peter was approached by Satan, who suggested a football game between Heaven and Hell.
St. Peter thought that was a grand idea and readily agreed. Then he noticed Satan chuckling.
"How can you be happy," St. Peter asked Satan. "We have all the great players who have died, we have all the great coaches, what chance has your side?"
Satan could not contain his mirth. He howled with merriment. When he finally caught his breath, Satan laughed, "We have all the referees."
The municipal elections in Nicaragua this day find many former Sandinistas in opposition but they will not be on the ballot. The reform party of Sandinistas has been banned from the ballot. So they support candidates ranging from somocistas to democrats in unified opposition to Nicaragua becoming another Zimbabwe.
One might see these former revolutionaries as analogous to the PUMA's but they are not just a small collection of kooks. Rather they are a substantial group of leftists that have once again risked life and livelihood to oppose decay of democracy in Nicaragua.
Though another deadly hurricane is bearing down on the second poorest country in the Americas that continues to be tormented by natural disasters, Nicaragua is under far more dire threat from the unnatural Ortega. Ortega is also proposing a referendum that will allow him to continue his progress toward totalitarian rule.
Matter at all to us does it?
Yes it does. To the planet as well, unless you are a global warming denier like Sarah Palin.
You see the Orinoco tar sands in Venezuela are part of the oil weapon that is funding the Sandinistas gone bad through secret accounts. The Orinoco tar sands are no less a threat to the planet than Canada's Athabascan tar sands.
If you go to Church today, kindly consider praying for deliverance of Nicaraguans. Have they not been punished enough? Even this godless heretic thinks so.