In a nutshell, part 2.

Sally Field, via Crooks and Liars, uncensored (h/t Meme):

“Surely this [award] belongs to all the mothers of the world. May they be seen, may their work be valued and raised. Especially to the mothers who stand with an open heart and wait. Wait for their children to come home from danger, from harm’s way, and from war. I am proud to be one of those women. If mothers ruled the world, there would be no….”

“…god-damned wars in the first place.”

Heroic high school seniors deliver a message to George Bush

Presidential Scholars tell him to stop committing crimes against humanity:

The students had been invited to the East Room to hear the president speak about his effort to win congressional reauthorization of his education law known as No Child Left Behind.

The handwritten letter said the students “believe we have a responsibility to voice our convictions.”

“We do not want America to represent torture. We urge you to do all in your power to stop violations of the human rights of detainees, to cease illegal renditions, and to apply the Geneva Convention to all detainees, including those designated enemy combatants,” the letter said.

The designation as a Presidential Scholar is one of the nation’s highest honors for graduating high school students. Each year the program selects one male and one female student from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Americans living abroad, 15 at-large students, and up to 20 students in the arts on the basis of outstanding scholarship, service, leadership and creativity.

Hat-tip MEC.

Make peace now.

Sibel Edmonds

Mike Gravel for president

Hat-tip Melissa.

Okay, call me a shameless whore, I still like Bill Richardson and have not withdrawn my endorsement but I love Mike Gravel too. Can I endorse more than one candidate? Why the heck not? We should be building a cabinet out of all of these fine people, regardless of who winds up atop the ticket.

Support the family farmer, save the earth, listen to Willie

Saturday late night movie

Hat-tip Egalia.

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Liviu Librescu, age 76

Liviu Librescu

Holocaust survivor, killed while saving lives of Virginia Tech students.

Hat-tip Rob at My Left Wing.