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Quote of the Day
"I am not a politician, I am a leader.
"It is self-evident that George Bush, who should
have been buried under a glacier of scandal
and criminality within months of entering the White House, enjoys the full-time protection of
the corporate press. Their institutional intention is to elect him again. Media apologists offer
fictions about press vs. power, when in reality corporate media = corporate power, just as
Bush = corporate power. The Democrats are not part of this equation."
--The Black Commentator, The Awesome Destructive Power of the Corp Power Media
Blair to win Nobel Peace Prize?
You can't get any sicker than that
Bush and Blair definitely still deserve it," said Jan Simonsen, a right-wing independent member
of Norway's parliament who nominated the two for the 2004 prize shortly after Saddam was toppled.
"Even though they haven't found WMDs, they got
rid of a dictator and made the world more safe,"
he told Reuters with a straight face Friday. "They got rid of a madman."
"Listen, government has got plenty of money..."
-- He was never elected Attribution
As for absolving Blair and, by proxy, Bush of blame for lying; that is hardly what this Shrewsbury School
former pupil has done. The Hutton report doesn't deny that the claims made to get us to invade Iraq were
lies. Trying to follow his purposely Byzantine and misleading logic, it seems he found insufficient evidence
to show that Tony Blair personally made up those lies.
The obvious internal inconsistencies of
the Hutton report are being ignored by the US press.
They are instead regurgitating the sound bites provided by the Republican myth makers.
"Let me give you some statistics. I worked
for Bill Clinton in 1992 and
I looked this up on Nexis. There were 13,641 stories about Bill Clinton 'dodging the draft'
and there were 49 stories about Bush and the National Guard."
--Paul Begala, Attribution
That's what happened when you don't have a free press.
Yes, Clinton tried his best to avoid a war he didn't think America should be in, but Bush
signed a contract with America and then left his post for a year to get drunk and do cocaine.
...and the military loves him for that.
Subject: Coulter fails to slime Kerry
Coulter writes: "Kerry's life experience
consists of living off other
men's money by marrying their wives and daughters".
To begin with, that's pretty misleading.
Like George Washington, Kerry is a war hero
who married a rich widow with a taste for classy guys-- and not someone else's wife,
the way Jeb Bush just did. (Apparently Coulter thinks that Theresa Heinz should have
remained alone forever, the way Coulter probably will).
But here's my main point: what's this shit about "marrying other men's daughters?"
What other options are there?
Saw it on Seeing the Forest
school kids hack Diebold voting machines
If kids can do it, Bush's CIA can do it, right?
One guy picked the locks protecting the internal printers and memory cards. Another figured out
how to vote more than once - and get away with it. Still another launched a dial-up attack, using his
modem to slither through an electronic hole in the State Board of Elections software. Once inside,
he could easily change vote totals that come in on Election Day.
Subject: Skull and Bones
Bart O'Cop -
As you know, I've been very concerned about
John Kerry being a Skull.
Maybe everybody knows this but me but, according to Eric Blumrich,
Kerry left the Skulls before going to Viet Nam.
This actually makes me like him more, because
- if true - it demonstrates a
willingness on Kerry's part to see things as they are and to change, even when
those changes require repudiating the "sacred" institutions of an earlier perspective.
So I am no longer concerned about Kerry,
though I still very strongly support
Wes Clark for the nomination.
Bob, as recently as last year, Kerry was still keeping their secrets.
I saw the clip, they asked about Skull and Bones and he said,
"It's a secret organization, I can't talk about it."
I get the felling you "leave" the Skulls like you leave the CIA and the mob.
Kerry - an Unexpected Powerhouse
"If Karl Rove thinks he can take down John Kerry the way his mentor,
Lee Atwater, took down Michael Dukakis, he's got another thing coming."
The Kerry who delivered that victory speech
in Manchester on Tuesday night was the most effective
Democratic politico since the fall of Bill Clinton. Within his first two minutes at the microphone, Kerry
had delivered a stinging populist attack on the president and managed to identify himself with his
Vietnam vet comrades who surrounded him onstage."
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America is not safer
Its interesting to listen to Bush claim
that we are fighting a war on terror when he fails to mention Osama bin
Today is 871 days since 9-11 and it would appear that he got away with it. He is free and America is not free.
We no longer seem to be investigating the Anthrax attack either.
The war on terror is a sham if we do not
pursue those who actually did it. A victory over a fake enemy from a war
that was a fraud does not make America safer or more secure. We are living a lie. I say its time to face reality as it really is.
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"We feel deceived -- by the CIA, which overestimated
the threat, and by the White House,
which probably stretched the bad estimates to build a case for war. If Bush had found other
strategic or humanitarian reasons for the war, "he should have argued the case on that basis,"
-- Editorial page, the Dallas Morning Whore Attribution (same for all)
"While intelligence was faulty, the evidence
also seems overwhelming that the Bush administration
pushed existing evidence well beyond its breaking point, exaggerating threats and claiming specific
knowledge of Iraqi WMD where in reality no such knowledge existed."
-- Editorial page, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Was the administration misled, or did
it twist what it was told to justify taking down Hussein?
A full accounting is due."
-- Editorial page, The Detroit Free (sic) Press
"President Bush should acknowledge two harsh
truths: that the intelligence was completely wrong
and that administration hawks tried to politicize intelligence."
-- The Boston Globe
"Kay's conclusion destroys the remaining credibility
of this administration's argument
for an immediate, pre-emptive war."
-- The Philadelphia Inquirer
Strange - why are they saying something against the wishes of their master?
Meanwhile, Bush says there's no need for an investigation.
...and neither do we!!!
Rush begs for mercy
Rush Limbaugh wants us to tell the Palm
Beach Florida Attorneys' office what we think
of his Oxycontin abuse. Drus laws suck, but laws are laws and the super-rich white Republicans
should have to pay for their crimes just like poor blacl people.
Pigboy has been screaming "Jail them and
throw away the key" - until he got caught.
Rush has provided a link to the works-for-Jeb DA's office.
If Tommy Chong has do do time for possessing
plastic piping, Rush should get the chair
for buying up to 100,000 synthetic heroin pills from his slave/housekeeper
Do you have an opinion the Florida DA's should know about?
State of the Union Address
by Rev Neil Colton
President Bush Said...
"And one of those essential tools is the Patriot Act, which allows federal law
enforcement to better share information, to track terrorists,.."
The Patriot Act is the most un-Constitutional law that has ever passed through our Congress.
Based on the wording of The United States Constitution, The Patriot Act is not a law. You see,
our Constitution was worded the way it was, to prevent laws like the Patriot Act and controlling
Administrations, like the Bush Administration. Anyone who has read our Constitution and can
understand what they read knows that. Anyone who is in the White House and Congress that
doesn't understand that the Patriot Act is un-Constitutional, shouldn't be part of American
Government. The men who wrote and the men who are trying to enforce the Patriot Act as law,
are all guilty of high crimes against America.
"Tony Blair has been sprayed with more whitewash
than a Costa Brava timeshare"
-- British conservative legislator Boris Johnson, Half Britons say Hutton was "whitewash",
full voice against Bush
by Sid Blumenthal
"For the first time, the United States is hearing sustained criticism of its president and,
though the Democratic presidential primaries have been going less than two weeks, the effect
has been immediate. Bush was already rattled and preoccupied with his suddenly full-throated
opposition even before the Iowa vote. He scheduled his state of the union address to follow it
by a day, and it was the most poorly rated in modern times. By last weekend, his approval had
fallen below 50% in a Newsweek poll and he was three points behind Senator John Kerry.
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Florida AG blocking Rush probe?
"State Attorney Barry Krischer on Thursday accused Attorney General Charlie Crist's office
of trying to impede the Rush Limbaugh prescription fraud investigation for political reasons.
Krischer expected Crist's office to file
the state's response to Limbaugh's appeal of a decision
to unseal his medical records in the prescription fraud case. Crist's office pulled out of the appeal
one hour before a Jan. 12 deadline imposed by the appeals court, said Mike Edmondson,
a spokesman for Krischer's office.
"We obviously think that was to put us into a
position so we could not respond," Edmondson said.
A prosecutor from Krischer's office was able to file the brief in time."
Remember when Paula Jones had a no proof accusation against the
leader of the free world?
The GOP kept screaming, "No man is above the law," which didn't ecen apply. But when their God
gets caught with heroin, he's above the drug laws of Florida, like Jeb's drug-addicted daughter.
"George Bush promised to bring honor and integrity back to the White House.
Instead, he got rid of accountability. Surely even supporters of the Iraq war must
be dismayed by the administration's reaction to David Kay's recent statements.
Iraq, he now admits, didn't have W.M.D., or even active programs to produce such weapons...
So where are the apologies? Where are the
resignations? Where is the investigation
of this intelligence debacle? All we have is bluster from Dick Cheney, evasive
W.M.D.-related-program-activity language from Mr. Bush - and a determined
effort to prevent an independent inquiry."
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"Last week, David Kay finally admitted,
openly, publicly, what the sane world has long known:
that Iraq had no WMDs before the war. Thus we come to this unavoidable conclusion: The Bush Regime
launched a war of aggression on the basis of evidence that had to be, by its very nature, insubstantial,
insufficient, false. That's the only kind of evidence they could have had. What does this mean? It means
they have killed hundreds, perhaps thousands of children -- blown them to pieces, shot them, crushed them,
terrorized them, rendered them into hunks of rotting meat -- in an act of moral insanity no different than that
of a nutball in Lawrence, Kansas, shooting up a day-care center to "protect" himself from imaginary threats."
--Chris Floyd, Attribution
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War Stories Simply Don't Fly
by Smoking Joe Conason
Mr. Bush's claim that he "continued flying with my unit for the next several years"
is an unabashed falsehood. Yet the spotty coverage of his military record in the
mainstream press - aside from the Globe investigation and similar efforts in the
Dallas Morning News and the Los Angeles Times - elided that lie. Compare his
soft treatment with the media scourging of Bill Clinton, who was held accountable
during the 1992 campaign for every word he uttered about his draft record.
The WMD debacle
"Bush, Cheney, etc. did not portray their convictions about Iraq's weapons
as resting on intelligence reports that could not be viewed as completely reliable.
They spoke of "corroborated evidence." The
President, in his State of the Union address a year ago,
cited 25,000 liters of anthrax, 38,000 liters of botulinum toxin and 500 tons of sarin, mustard and
VX nerve agents. He said the weapons could kill millions of Americans.
Colin Powell made similar claims in a speech
at the U.N., but now admits Iraq may not have had
such weapons. Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney warned of an Iraqi nuclear program.
The President's position now has descended
into tripe. In his State of the Union speech last week,
his revised claim referred to "dozens of weapons-of-mass-destruction-related program activities."
The House Democrats should be drawing up impeachment papers.
What the hell are they waiting for?
Call me crazy, but I think 500 dead soldiers is more serious than a blow job from an intern.
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Returning female GIs report rapes, poor care
Female troops serving in the Iraq war are reporting an insidious enemy in
their own camps: fellow American soldiers who sexually assault them.
At least 37 female service members have
sought sexual-trauma counseling
and other assistance from civilian rape-crisis organizations after returning from
war duty in Iraq, Kuwait and other overseas stations. Some say they were
threatened with punishment after reporting assaults.
Maybe the GOP can rape enough women to get their precious "boys only" army.
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Says Bush Plotting to Kill Him
Woudln't Daddy be proud of Junior if he pulled this off?
Fidel Castro accused Bush on Friday of plotting with Miami exiles to kill him,
and said he would die fighting if the United States ever invaded to oust him.
"We know that Mr. Bush has committed himself
to the mafia ... to assassinate me,"
he said, using the term commonly employed here to describe anti-Castro Cuban Americans.
"I said it once before and today I'll say it clearer: I accuse him!" .
I'm concerned what absolute power has done to the corrupt Bush
They see themselves as omnipotent and invincible - and on a mission from Almighty God.
Those closest to Bush say he really feels God is guiding him, which is always a recipe for disaster.
I think Bush believes material wealth is God's way of telling George he's on the right path.
Meanwhile, Cheney, Rummy et al are just along for the ride - and the hundreds of billions of dollars.
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from the Heartland
by Richard L. Fricker
Whatever it is, something has frightened these guys, maybe it's just the early attacks
on the administration caught them off guard. No matter, when these people are scared
they are dangerous. Vigilance should be the watchword, these people will not give up
power easily. It is time for the true patriots to arise and vote to retain the republic.
"US combat deaths in Iraq have risen sharply
during January. As of Thursday, 33 American soldiers
and one civilian had been killed by hostile fire during the month. That compares with 24 US combat deaths
in December, and a total of 32 coalition combat deaths. The figures appear to show that the security situation
in Iraq is not improving. Iraqi casualties also remain high. Since May 1, when Bush declared major combat to
be over in Iraq, 295 coalition troops have been killed by hostile fire."
--Charles Clover, US deaths rise in wake of Saddam capture
It's not what you think
American soldier body count in Iraq
Bush lied, and caused 523 to die.
"Howard Dean has already altered the national
political debate of this presidential year. More importantly,
Dean has redeemed his party from the debilitating squalor of its narcotic dependence on soft money by
showing the nation a better and cleaner way to finance elections. Democrats who are understandably proud
of the economic record and fiscal stewardship of Bill Clinton do not like to be reminded that Clinton assiduously
courted, consorted with and made Democrats more reliant upon large corporate donors whose overriding
interest was White House access. Howard Dean showed America how you could finance a national campaign
without wealthy Rangers or Pioneers or Lincoln Bedroom sleepovers. For this alone, the nation is in his debt."
--Mark Shields, Democrats owe a debt to Dean
I guess that's all true, but right now Dean is broke.
He can't pay his people and he can't afford any TV ads, and there are 48 states to go in the primaries.
"Despite Kay's devastating indictment, Bush
and the boys are refusing to blink. While no longer insisting,
as they were until last week, that weapons would eventually be found, Bush, Cheney are now trying a new tack:
that Bush had never characterized Saddam's danger as "imminent," only as "grave and growing."
There is a difference? The last time the White House tried such hair-splitting was when Bill Clinton argued
it was not "sex" that he had had with Monica Lewinsky. The difference in this case, of course, is that more
than 500 Americans and nearly 15,000 Iraqi soldiers and civilians are dead."
--Haroon Siddiqui, "Truth catching up to Bush", Attribution
Seriously, if Clinton told a bald-faced lie that killed 520
soldiers and made his family super-rich,
the press would go even crazier than they did with Monica, ...but Bush gets a free ride.
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Sean Penn and Tim Robbins won Golden Globes last week.
They're great actors, sure, but were they being rewarded for their acting or
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"Every uncounted ballot in Florida did have
a mark a mark of blood the blood of Medger Evers, Goodman,
Cheney and Schwerner, Viola Liuzzo, and Martin Luther King. We want elections that honor democracy,"
--David Bonior, at the UAW's Legislative Conference, Attribution
Was it blood? ...or was it gravy?
I believe the biggest reason we "lost" in 2000 is ...the GOP wanted
it more than we did.
I remember what happened in Florida after the election - do you?
First, the GOP flew in easily-identified GOP staffers to pose
as angry Floridians staging a phony riot.
They were identified by number, the names are in the back issues. This gang of thugs pretended
they were ordinary citizens and they wanted their "rightfully-elected" George W. Bush installed.
They caused such a scene that they stopped the counting of the votes "for safety reasons."
Meanwhile, Gore asked all Democrats to stay away, so the TV cameras
showed nothing but
angry crowd demanding that "sore Loserman" stop trying to "steal what wasn't his."
But the gravy reference was about the Democrats who whined that
they were going to miss
eating turkey on Thanksgiving, so they stopped counting the ballots so they could go home and eat.
They traded democracy in America for a single meal.
Then the GOP formed more "angry mobs" to assemble outside Gore's
residence and demanded he leave.
The TV cameras caught all that, too, but the Democrats stayed home, played nice, played by the rules.
When America turned on their TVs, all they saw were angry mobs demanding "justice."
In my opinion, those delays and this phony, staged riot by the
GOP gave Scalia and the whore court
an excuse to step in and take to so things could be sorted out "fairly," which means in the GOP's favor.
We didn't want it bad enough.
Democrats soon lined up to call on Gore to concede - and he was willing.
All the troubles we have today - 9-11, the war, the missing $12
trillion, the shredded Constitution, etc.
all goes back to Florida and the lazy Democrats who wanted to eat their turkey on Thanksgiving - not later.
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