Saturday, February 25, 2006

No hope left?

Last week my friend and I got over a hundred signatures on a petition for Jill Carroll. In a bitter, agonizing twist of fate, I left my petition at college. Now I don't know what to do; she is supposed to die tomorrow at the hands of the Devil himself. I don't know if her fate shall change, but I know I can't count on that if I want to come out of this almost emotionally unscathed. Please, give me some sense of comfort and a little joy if you read this; I could certainly use it right now. I once heard in a movie that "Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for." Well, I certainly gave it one heck of a try. :(

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Deadline: No Pun Intended



It's an extremely common word in the English language. We use it when we are stressing over mid-term projects, when we have a big presentation due at our workplace, but we never really stop to think of why it even originated. The word is: deadline. An awful-sounding word, indeed! American journalist Jill Carroll is currently close to her deadline. Really. It is February 26, 2006. Today, in case you forgot, is the 19th.

We HAVE to help save her. How? E-mail the government. Petition your heart out. Get the message across. Do WHATEVER you have to do to make the government realize that the American people, in fact, ALL people, are behind her. The Iraqi terrorists who are holding her hostage are asking the United States to liberate the remaining 4 of 9 Iraqi women who are in U.S. custody. They've already freed half of them; why are they holding back?

Jill doesn't deserve to be kept waiting. She went courageously to Iraq to report on a war that has torn two countries apart, and now she needs our help. Now it is time to give back. Now is the time to SAVE HER LIFE.

God Bless,

Laurita