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"It's true hard work never killed anybody,
"I'm certainly not a Republican; I couldn't
any party that had leaders like Tom DeLay."
--Ron Reagan Jr., "Reagan blasts Bush" Attribution
Final 9/11 Report Slams All But Bush
As expected, Whitewash Hamilton protects Illegal Monkey
Hoping to avoid partisan attacks, the Sept. 11 commission has drafted a final report
that avoids placing blame on any individual, but sharply criticizes nameless FBI and CIA
members for missteps prior to the catastrophe - therefore nobody was responsible.
Were you expecting the people in charge to be held accountable?
Were you expecting the Vacation Kid to get a failing grade for going AWOL on the job?
Were you expecting Mr. Never-worked-a-day-in-his-life to be held accountable?
Care to comment?
"Virtually every significant problem facing
the American people today can be traced back to
the policies and people that came from the Reagan administration. It is a laundry list of ills,
woes and disasters that has all of us, once again, staring apocalypse in the eye."
--William Rivers Pitt, "Planet Reagan", Attribution
Recalling the 'October Surprise'
The allegations are not vague. They allege that representatives of the Reagan presidential campaign
made a deal at two sets of meetings in July and August at the Ritz Hotel in Madrid with Iranians to
delay the release of Americans held hostage in Iran until after the November 1980 presidential elections,
so that Reagan's opponent, then President Jimmy Carter, whose team had been negotiating, wouldn't
gain a popularity boost (an 'October Surprise') before election day. The allegations included a date-specific
allegation that William Casey met with an Iranian cleric in Madrid, Spain, and much of the tardy investigations
centered on whether, at the weekend in question he was actually at Bohemian Grove retreat in California.
Though William Casey was provably in London following the alleged meetings, critical pages of his daybook
diary were unaccountably missing when the investigators came to look for them over a decade later.
Good thing Rep Lee Hamilton (Traitor-Whitewash) was able to bury these crimes.
Thanks to Dave and Paul
kiss of death
by Molly Ivins
Just before Memorial Day, Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi said, "Our active military respond
better to Republicans" because of "the tremendous support that President Bush has provided for our military
and our veterans." The same day, the White House announced plans for massive cuts in veterans' health care for 2006.
Last January, Bush praised veterans during
a visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The same day,
164,000 veterans were told the White House was "immediately cutting off their access to the VA health care system."
My favorite in this category was the short-lived
plan to charge soldiers wounded in Iraq for their meals when
they got to American military hospitals. The plan mercifully died a-borning after it hit the newspapers.
No matter how deeply Bush slashes veteran benefits, they love him and hate Clinton even more.
Care to comment?
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on Torture Draws Focus to Bush
Aide Says Bush Set Guidelines for Interrogations, Not Specific Techniques
The disclosure that the Justice Department advised the White House in 2002 that the torture of
al Qaeda terrorist suspects might be legally defensible has focused new attention on the role Bush
played in setting the rules for interrogations in the war on terrorism.
An Aug. 1, 2002, memo from the Justice Department's
Office of Legal Counsel, addressed to Gonzales,
said that torturing suspected al Qaeda members abroad "may be justified" and that international laws against
torture "may be unconstitutional if applied to interrogation" conducted against suspected terrorists.
The document provided legal guidance for
the CIA, which crafted new, more aggressive techniques for
its operatives in the field. McClellan called the memo a historic or scholarly review of laws and conventions
concerning torture. "The memo was not prepared to provide advice on specific methods or techniques,"
he said. "It was analytical." .
So, Bush orders the torture like Tony Soprano orders a mob hit.
Tony would never said, "Silvio, I want you to murder Adrianne."
No, he would say, "Our friend has become a problem that needs to be solved."
Same way, Bush could say, "I want any
and all information from those suspects.
Do you hear what I'm saying? I want that goddamn information and soon."
That way, Bush clearly orders the torturing but if they ever hold
hearings on that,
(No doubt chaired by a loyal Republican, Lee Hamilton and a random Clinton-hater)
everyone can testify Bush never ordered any such thing even tho he did.
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Help me understand what is going on at CNN.
They are fawning over Ronald.
It's become the all Reagan all the time network.
They are making me sick.
Is it just me?
Phil, you forgot - CNN is an American news outlet - meaning they are whores.
They're not here to deliver the news, or be accurate, or be a
watchdog for the people.
They exist to make money, and if they can do that by broadcasting weepy, sentimental lies
about Osama or Reagan or Saddam, that's just what they're going to do. That's their job.
A whore does whatever makes the most money - that's CNN.
"Is this about me?"
"I think most people view the president as
a fair target.
Reagan was a public figure, and he was an idiot. And if he
were around and lucid, he would probably say that it comes with the territory."
--Ted Rall, pulling no punches, Attribution
Some people can't read, like the Monkey president.
But if you can read, you'll find the right books here
and it's all just a click away.
Subject: flag draped coffins
I finally saw a flag-draped coffin on the
I can't believe they finally got the guts to show what's actually going on!
No, wait ... it's just the mummified remains
of the guy who gave us Saddam in the first place.
Sure, *he* gets a State Funeral.
Yeah, and the Illegal Deserter has finally found the time to go to a funeral.
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Should Fear Nancy Reagan's Ire
by Joe Conason
Now she's the object of tremendous national sympathy and admiration - and the spokeswoman
for a cause that cuts directly against the President's "faith-based" aversion to scientific progress.
She believes that embryonic stem-cell research may someday relieve the Alzheimer's disease that
destroyed Reagan's mind, and in that conviction she possesses the kind of credibility that suffering
can confer. (She wouldn't be the first conservative to learn deeper compassion from a terrible
Her friends predict that in the days to
come, she will speak out with increasing frequency and
determination on behalf of stem-cell research, which the President has hindered with federal
restrictions and constraints on spending. Surely she remembers how he spurned her private pleas
three years ago, when he was pondering that decision. She must know that the Bush administration's
hostility to science goes well beyond the stem-cell issue, with its big, destructive cutbacks in funding
for disease research.
Care to comment?
Reagan's heart of darkness
"President Bush proclaimed: "Ronald Reagan believed that God takes the side of justice and that America
has a special calling to oppose tyranny and defend freedom." In the first three days of news reports on the
death of the former president, not a single major American newspaper, television station, or politician has
dared to exhume this counterpoint to the Reagan's legacy: "Immoral, evil, and totally un-Christian."
These were the words of Bishop Desmond Tutu,
spoken on Capitol Hill at a House hearing in late 1984.
It was just after Reagan's easy reelection. Tutu had just been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent
struggle against apartheid in South Africa. Throughout the United States a rising number of Americans were
calling for American companies to stop doing business there."
Reagan ignored them.
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"There's a reason why we sign these treaties:
to protect my son in the military.
That's why we have these treaties. So when Americans are captured, they are not tortured.
That's the reason, in case anybody forgets it."
-- whatever being is possessing Joe Biden, to his good friend and fellow club member John Ashcroft, Attribution
Subject: comparing Bush and Reagan
I'm somewhat disturbed by the lack of sensitivity
of the Republicans comparing Bush and Reagan.
I was never a Reagan fan - but I don't see the comparison.
Reagan would never have fabricated a fake
war and gotten over 800 American killed.
Reagan would never have allowed rape, torture, and murder at Abu Griab Prison and then try to cover it up.
Reagan didn't have the contempt for law and honesty the way Bush does.
And - Reagan was a whole lot smarter than
Why Republicans want to disgrace Reagan in this time of national mourning
by comparing him to Bush is a mystery to me.
San Francisco, CA.
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Subject: Reagan had the last laugh
The outpouring of love for President Reagan must really piss off leftist jerks such as yourself.
Compared to Nixon, Ford, Bush the Smarter and the Illegal Monkey,
it's no surprise that your party would choose to rally around the stubborn, old goat.
In spite of the media trying to rewrite history, Reagan will be remembered as one our greatest presidents.
For arming terrorists or the Nicaraguan death squads?
Even with all the misguided venom you have
for conservatives, this is becoming so obvious
that it will be impossible for you to argue otherwise.
I never argue with the facts, and one fact is Reagan was the biggest
spender in history
and the federal government grew like crazy when he was claiming to downsize it.
I see a lot of similarities between Reagan's presidency and that of President George W. Bush
That's my line, but it turns out Reagan won't be remembered as the stupidest president after all.
Both confronted evil during their presidency.
Yes, and both did business with evil.
Reagan created, armed and trained Osama and Saddam, with Bush's help.
I also see some similarities between Mondale and Kerry (both said they'll raise taxes).
Reagan raised taxes seven times - are you saying that's good or
The Democrats' mistake is being honest about it.
That should concern you given how the 1984
election turned out.
I believe Bush will win in a landslide
That's a dangerous thing to say to a gambler.
...and be similarly revered when history has had a chance to judge him.
You mean like the rest of the world "reveres" him now?
I can't help making this comparison between
Clinton and Reagan.
Reagan had so much respect for the presidency that he wouldn't take his jacket off in the Oval Office.
Yesd, he wore that jacket when he committed treason, when he tried
to steal from the school lunch
program and when he promised there were no weapons on those two small planes to Iran.
Clinton, on the other hand, had so little respect that he couldn't even keep his pants on.
Yes, Clinton "got some" during his presidency.
Democrats screw women (but not Monica) and Repubs screw the Constitution and old people.
Do you think Reagan even remembered what sex was during his presidency?
The Gipper must be laughing at people like you.
The Gipper is dead
Raises Stakes to Buy Mandalay Bay Casino
At 87, what's this guy trying to prove?
Sopranos says Goodbye to Season Four
A family like yours, but with more sly jokes rub outs
Channel pays $1.7M in 'Howard Stern fines'
Fine kills complaints in the FCC's pipeline that have not been ruled on
Arrested at Biotech Conference in San Francisco
Is it asking too much that they label their modified foods?
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"The lies and our boys coming home in body
bags are reasons enough.
I can vote for John Kerry. I can vote for just about any Democrat over Bush."
--Bill Flanagan, an Ohio Republican, "Republicans Who Support 'Anybody But Bush' Attribution
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Subject: Nader and Bush
I have a question: Can you prove that
Nader gave Bush the presidency?
If you can prove that, I'll vote for Kerry...
Keep up the good work.
Regina, the numbers prove that - it has nothing to do with me.
I don't have the numbers in front of me, but if you just count Florida, Bush "won"
by 570 votes, I think, and Nader got thousands of votes.
I've always said Nader wasn't the only problem.
Pat Buchanan got 10,000 votes from retired Jews - that cost Gore the state, too.
Jeb and Cruella Harris wouldn't allow thousands of blacks to vote - that hurt Gore.
Your choices this time are Bush and Kerry.
I will be elected president before Nader is, but don't vote for me, either.
If you want never-ending wars and body bags, vote for someone
If you want $3 gas and the hatred of every other country on earth, vote for someone besides Kerry.
If you want blacker skies and dirtier water, vote for someone besides Kerry.
Help us get rid of the Bush Monster - your country depends on it.
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"Kerry went to Vietnam and fought like a man.
He didn't use his daddy's
connections to hide in the Air Guard and avoid fighting for his country like Bush."
--Tim Blevins, a Vietnam veteran, "Republicans Who Support 'Anybody But Bush'", Attribution
Leaving It in Las Vegas
Fueled by its casinos, Las Vegas has become the nation's strongest union town and wedding capital;
the city with the highest suicide rate; a convention mecca where the likes of Bill Gates come to unveil their latest wares.
The mafia-built town, which still prides
itself on its seedy roots, has gone awfully mainstream. The mix of locals
and visitors in this strange desert mirage is so representative of the nation at large that many consumer products
are tested there. NBC has discovered that Las Vegas is an ideal place to test its pilot episodes on random audiences.
Care to comment?
Bush's American soldier body count in Iraq
832 dead American soldiers.
832 families destroyed forever - all for Bush's illegal war.
Soon it will be 900, and then 1000.
"And finally I got a letter from writer Molly
Ivins who lives in Austin, Texas. I called Ms. Ivins
a socialist recently which doesn't mean she's a bad person: "Bill, I've never been a socialist.
Hearing you describe me as one left me whomper-jawed. I'm a great supporter of regulated
capitalism. I think the history of our country proves we need this from the era of the Robber
Barons to Enron." Well, I believe you, Ms. Ivins. I'm sorry I called you a socialist. I don't
want you to have a whomper-jaw."
--Bill O'Reilly, liar and whore, apologizing to Molly Ivins, on The O'Reilly Factor, Attribution
A Political Enigma
by Gene Lyons
So how did he retain popularity? Three reasons: A TV professional, his onscreen persona
hypnotized millions. My parents became lukewarm Reagan Democrats. A union member,
my mother could never believe that a regular fellow like Reagan would do damage to her
interests. Second, the same tycoon-funded, conservative commentariat that now seeks to
enshrine this amiable second-rater on Mt. Rushmore was just then emerging into prominence.
Mostly, however, Reagan stayed popular because
he never enacted many of his Big Ideas,
either in domestic or foreign policy. There was no "Reagan Revolution." He took office
vowing to slash the bureaucracy. But federal spending actually grew by almost 25 percent
during his two terms; the federal civilian work force increased from 2.8 to 3 million.
(It shrunk to 2.68 million under Clinton.)
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Subject: media owned by conservatives?
Wasn't Time-Warner owned by Ted Turner who is an inveterate leftist?
Wasn't Reagan a Democrat?
Turner never owned Time Warner.
They bought CNN from him and gave him a seat on the board.
Time Warner exists to make money, not to honestly inform the public.
No the people who own the media outlets
aren't liberals. They are globalists,
internationalists and to their credit they aren't working to promote any one country over ours.
As a matter of fact they are working to
promote a one-world government
with their power-elite at the top over our Constitution.
You mean the Constitution Bush and Ashcroft shredded?
Nothing is more global than the BFEE.
They take entire countries by force, bombing their biggest
cities and killing (or torturing) their leaders
then stealing all their assets under the veil of "self defense" and "God told me to do this."
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