I see both pros and cons on this argument about Westport. But if you want to raise kids, why would you pick an area full of bars, hippie skaters, dope dealers and nightlife? I know a great apartment building on Armour Boulevard; maybe Grow can go fight the war on crack and hookers over there!
I lived in the Westport area for ten years, then moved to the country. (And my kids are grown!)
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Where were Michael Moore, Jack Black, Janeane Garofalo, Al Franken and Moby when that one came out and was signed into law? Surely such a politically savvy panel of experts (part of the panel of judges in MoveOn's little contest) paid attention to the Congressional Record, didn't they?
Moby ... wow. Would you really ask yourself, if unsure of who to vote for, "What would Moby do"?
Kansas City, Missouri
Bush whacked: Mr. Cuenca bases his ad on what he calls "two facts": that President Bush lied about the reasons for the Iraq invasion and that it resulted in the deaths of American soldiers. I need to point out that Cuenca's initial observation is incorrect. Any dictionary in print today will define a lie as a falsehood uttered with the intent to deceive. The president was basing his decision on information provided not only by our intelligence services but by British, French and UN sources as well. Since everyone agreed that Hussein had WMDs, no deception was needed to justify a response. The president was simply stating what everyone believed to be true at the time. (As a side note, President Clinton was so convinced that Hussein had WMDs that he launched Operation Desert Fox in 1998 based on the same data.)
The fact that no WMDs have been found yet is beside the point. A statement made that later proves to be false is not a lie unless an intent to deceive is present, so unless Cuenca has inside information about President Bush's inner thoughts and intentions, he cannot state as fact that "Bush lied."
He is absolutely correct about the second part, however: American soldiers have died in the line of duty, and I am glad to see that his concern for their families is as strong as it is.
There is plenty of factual material about the president's policies that MoveOn.org can use in its political advertisements without pushing the mistaken accusation that "Bush lied" about Iraq.
Kansas City, Missouri