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1681 - Reverse Course
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"When I think of Bush, I think of arrogance,
greed and lies.
He is a thug, a buffoon and a coward.
Not only is he incompetent, he is corrupt."
-- Tim Abbott, Vietnam veteran, Link
for the Country?
as seen on consortiumnews.com
There is no room left to duck the issues or finesse
the facts. Either the United States will accept a future
governed by an authoritarian Executive, with few safeguards
of a citizen's constitutional rights and no real
checks and balances from other branches of government,
or the American people will challenge the
White House in defense of a traditional Republic, where
no man is above the law.
George W. Bush has left almost no wiggle room. He
has asserted as clearly as any Executive could
that he is the law; that he can define
his own powers; that the Constitution is whatever he says it
that Congress can't constrain him; and that the
Courts must not try to "usurp" his authority.
Bush might brush aside the Supreme Court as just
one more "usurper."
Note: consortiumnews.com is the most important site on the
Grants Hinckley Multi-Night Visits
An idiot federal judge Friday loosened the restrictions
on John Hinckley, allowing the
deranged shooter to spend seven overnight visits with
his parents in Williamsburg, Va.
Hinckley, who shot Reagan in 1981, had been permitted
to leave the hospital in Washington
for outings around the nation's capital. He wanted to
make longer trips and travel outside the area
to his parents' community in southeastern Virginia.
U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman ruled Hinckley
could be allowed initially three, three-night visits
and later another four, four-night visits.
Too bad this idiot judge can't order Jim Brady to
have his old brain back.
And please, God, make this handjob judge a Reagan
or Bush judge - please?
Democrats can't wait to destroy her
Rising antiwar sentiment among Dems -- and inevitable
saturation coverage of Hillary's war position
-- will make her vulnerable to criticism from Russ Feingold
and others in 2008. Just how long will the
Democratic base tolerate not just her war position, but
her generally cautious, noncomittal approach as senator?
The general approach of rank-and-file liberal Dems
to Hillary has been to grant her a great deal of ideological
maneuvering room in the knowledge that her first political
task as senator was to begin affecting her big transformation
from harridan first lady to respectable, nonthreatening
legislator. Thus, they've overlooked their discomfort with her
failure to become a kind of liberal trumpet in the Senate
a la Ted Kennedy. But liberals have gotten precious little in
return for their tolerance, aside from the pleasure of
seeing her defy her enemies and succeed, which isn't much in the
way of payback, and patience among libs is wearing mighty
What good would it do for Hillary to come out now?
Will Bush change his mind?
Will the troops come home?
Will Bush apologize and resign?
It seems pointless for anyone to worry, in 2005, what Russ Feingold might say
about Hillary in 2008.
The writer asks: "How long will the Democratic
base tolerate not just her war position,
but her generally cautious, noncomittal approach as
Uh - how about until Inauguration day, 2009?
Y'know, it's not like the rank-and-file liberal Dems are forced to build
a giant pyramid for Der Monkey
in the hot desert sun while Hillary sips Mint Juleps and laughs at them. Hillary's
decision to keep a low
profile is excellent strategy because the Bush-owned press can't wait
to turn her in Hanoi Hillary.
Each day that goes by, more people agree that the war was a disaster. As
anti-war momentum builds
against Bush, it will be harder and harder to portray
Hillary's anti-war stance as "wildly radical."
In 2006, will anyone remember that she came out against
the war in 2006 instead of 2005?
Clearly, the writer hates Hillary's guts, ("harridan
first lady") and having destructive opinions is his right.
It's also the Democrats' right to stab their best chance of winning the White
House in the back.
The Clintons are used to that. That's how we lost both Houses, remember?
The Democrats agreed with the GOP that the Clintons had to be stopped,
so the public elected Republicans.
We should make two rules:
When you write an "I hate Hillary column," you
should have to name a more-electable candidate
and you should be required to declare if you have taken money from the
Familiarize yourself with "The Question.":
"The Bush administration simply cannot answer this
one question - if time was of the essence,
why didn't they conduct the searches and get the warrants after
the fact, something that is allowed
under the FISA law? They conducted the searches alright,
but they never once sought the retroactive warrants."
Subject: Bush's crimes
Instead of investigating President Bush for breaking
the law by illegally spying without the required warrant,
the Justice Department has opened an investigation into
who is leaking that Bush was breaking the law.
"We are opening an investigation into the unauthorized
disclosure of classified materials related to the NSA,"
an official said on condition of anonymity.
So the Bush Justice department is leaking to the
press that they are opening an investigation into leaking
to the press. Bush logic never ceases to
San Francisco, CA
"No one will believe Democrats can be tough on
terrorists until Democrats get tough on Republicans.
As to standing up for what we believe in, regardless
of whether we have the votes on any particular issue,
I call it the "win by losing" strategy. The
Republicans used it quite successfully to take over the entire country.
-- Carolyn Kay MakeThemAccountable.com
Sixth Amendment - Rights of Accused in Criminal Prosecutions
In all criminal
prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy
the right to a speedy and public trial,
by an impartial jury and
to be informed of the nature and cause of
to be confronted with the witnesses against
to have compulsory process for obtaining
witnesses in his favor,
and to have the Assistance of Counsel for
The New Year
by Mark Morford
Are you ready? You need to be, because here's
the bad news: We have three more ungodly and humiliating
and colon-curdling years of BushCo. We have three more
years of some of the most miserable foreign and
environmental and human-rights policy you will see in
We have three more years of brutal unforgivable
war and misprision and of the religious right trying to cram
its splintered stick of wicked self-righteousness straight
up the country's yamdinger, and if I'm here to tell you
anything at all I am here to tell you this: Your energy
is needed. Right now.
Today: Gar's Take on Women
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"It's pretty stunning that, rather than focus
on whether the president broke his oath of office
and broke federal law, they are going after the whistleblowers. This
confirms many of the fears
about Gonzales' appointment ÷ that he would
not be sufficiently independent from the president
and that he would play the role of a crony."
-- Anthony Romero, of the ACLU, Link
I have a question:
How does revealing that Bush is spying on everybody help
Don't terrorists assume they're being spied on?
How did the revelation of Bush's crimes help them?
According to a survey on an online gambling site, the world leader
that gamblers would most like to play poker with was Der Monkey.
When asked why, they said they chose Bush because of his
tendency to go "all in" even when he's got nothing.
bought his "I'm in love" act
$100K for retooled jeep
They're buying 400 at that price - with our money
The Marines are paying $100,000 apiece for a revamped
The price tag is seven times what a deluxe commercial
version (2006 model) of the vehicle costs.
The Marines and General Dynamics, say the "Growler" has
been thoroughly revised with modern
automotive parts and adapted to fit on the V-22
Osprey, a heli-plane that crashes constantly.
The Marines have budgeted to buy more than 400 Growlers
under a $296 million contract.
I wonder how much of that goes in Bush's crooked
track of $65 million
Drop in the bucket with Bush stealing twice that by noon each day
The Army can't account for $68 million in parts
and tools shipped to contractors for repairs
in 2004 because it doesn't demand receipts, congressional
auditors said Wednesday.
"Although the Defense Department policy requires
the military services to confirm receipt of all assets
shipped to contractors, the Army is not consistently
recording shipment receipts in its inventory
management systems," the Government Accountability Office
said in a 34-page report.
In earlier audits, the GAO found a similar lack
of basic accounting oversight with Navy and
Air Force parts and tool shipments.
How totally f-ing absurd is this?
If you buy a loaf of bread, you get a cash receipt
- but the military doesn't bother with such
minor trivialities as cash receipts when they're dealing
with millions of dollars of our money?
I wonder how much of that went in Bush's crooked
Subject: punk-ass kid goes to Baghdad
He's then flown by the 101st Airborne at taxpayer
goddamned expense back to Fort Lauderdale,
but not before handing in a journalistic essay for his
fucking private school rich assed gated community
preppy class to the whoring dumbfucks at the Associated
The BIG story is that a KID can get to Baghdad.
No wonder Iraq is full of terrorists, they have open borders.
Who (besides Bush) invades a country and doesn't watch their back?
This seems like more proof that Bush wants turmoil - so he can keep stealing.
He may have an approval rating of 41 percent, but since he's stealing $120M
he doesn't care what history says about his bungled decisions in his bungled
Open borders, tortured Arabs and free C-4 explosives = Bush making money.
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There are no T-shirts for this concert tour, but
if there were, the venue list on the back would make for
one of the weirder souvenirs in rock & roll history.
U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland,
November 30th, no advance publicity, closed audience:
check. Here at the Omni, December 7th,
again no advance warning, handpicked audience, ten reporters
max (no one else knew about it),
with even the cashiers in the hotel's coffee shop unaware
of the president's presence: check.
Dates three and four, venues and dates unknown for security
reasons: check and check.
This is how President Bush takes his message to
the people these days: in furtive sneak-attack
addresses to closed audiences of elite friendlies at
weird early-morning hours.
Bush in person always strikes me as the kind of
guy who would ask a woman for a hand job at the
end of a first date. He has days where he looks like
she said yes, and days where the answer was no.
Today was one of his no days.
I've been reading your page everyday. I'm
sending a donation by snail mail.
The final spark to subscribing was a trip back from Fort
Leonard Wood with my son and a few of his classmates
who had just graduated from Military Police training. These
are just kids, clueless kids who don't even know how
to navigate an airport.
I was particularly struck by the apathy of their
fellow passengers who couldn't seem to look these soldiers in the eye,
or help them with their heavy duffles. In the seat
behind me a new graduate defended George W. Bush by saying,
"At least, he did something."
I started laughing --it was all I could do--a few
moments later this same soldier was terrified
by the flashing beacon light on the wing of the plane. She
mistook it for lightning.
This broke my heart, slaughter of the innocents.
Bush must be stopped before he murders more.
Keep it up.
The checks in the mail
Dude, thanks for that.
You'll get some stickers and CDs as a bonus :)
"I decide all these cases in your favor and,
my golly, look what you're doing to me..."
-- Judge Alice Resnick, on camera, being arrested for drunk driving, Link
Subject: "Ted Rall tackles "ticking
Of all of Bart's misguided views, his defense of
torture is the worst.
I can live with it if he likes Hillary and wants to keep
his Glock, but the torture thing is too much.
Bart, if you're reading this, I'd like to get your
take on his counter-arguments,
since he addresses your only point on the torture issue
(i.e., the "24" scenario).
It's not often that I reverse course, but I'm going to do it because Ted
has convinced me.
I now realize it would be better to lose New York and, say, ten million
to avoid stepping on the fingers of a certainly-guilty terrorist ...because
torture is wrong.
Those people in New York, the ten million that would die that day?
They're just not worth it..
And thirty million that might die in Philly, Boston, DC, etc the next
Not worth it.
And if they have two bombs, let's sacrifice another 30 million in Southern
The families of the seventy million dead will
I don't know why I didn't see it sooner.
Hell, if Osama got hold of ten bombs, I'd be willing to sacrifice all
because stepping on toes is so wrong, it's never right, never,
no matter what we'd save.
Ted says, "I'd
rather be incinerated than..."
Yeah Ted, go ahead - speak for me. Speak for all Democrats.
Protecting Osama's toes is more important than saving New York and LA.
If you see the need to throw MY family in the incinerator, go right ahead.
Ted is proving that it's suicide to vote for a Democrat.
I'm against torture 99.99 percent of the time.
I would only consider it in the most extreme of circumstances.
If you've ever debated, you know the idiocy of using "never" and "always."
Ted's willing to die, and let millions of others die, so he can say "never."
"They say Katie Holmes is so devoted to Tom Cruise,
she's going to take
his name after they're married. Yes, she'll
be known as 'Katie Nutjob.' "
-- Conan O'Brien
Fourth Amendment - Search and Seizure
The right of the people to be secure in
their persons, houses, papers,
and effects, against unreasonable searches
and seizures, shall not
be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but
upon probable cause,
supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly
describing the place
to be searched, and the persons or things to
Subject: Should I run for Congress?
I'm thinking about changing my legal name to "Unnamed
Democrat" and running for congress.
They say that an unnamed democrat can win. What
do you think?
In Missouri it only costs $100 to run for Congress.
I wonder why it costs here in California?
City by the Bay, CA
Bush bullies hiding bartcop.com from
by entering bartcop.com at
Sseveral climate research studies released in December
show that the impacts of climate change
are coming faster than predicted. This suggests that
the worst-case disaster scenarios may be
the most likely unless there is concerted global action
to reduce emissions.
Satellite photos taken this year show 20 percent
sea ice compared with the first pictures
taken in 1978, according to the National Snow and Ice
Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colo.
The loss of ice is not too surprising given the
4 degrees Celsius rise in average winter temperatures
in the Arctic. However, the extent and speed with
which the Arctic ice is melting is unprecedented.
And that's not just bad news for polar bears and native
people of the North.
Subject: $100M a day
Hey there Bartcop,
Could you give us a little more detail on why you
think Bush is stealing Iraqi's oil
(beyond the obvious reason that the run the country,
and will steal anything they can in general)?
You're usually far ahead of the curve on all this
stuff, but I haven't seen anyone else accuse them of this.
Randy, I got the idea from Paul Wolfowitz. Click Here
Before the war, Wolfie said Iraq would produce up to $100
billion in oil revenues in 2-3 years,
(We've been there longer than that.) and that was before Halliburton
steeped in with their 21st Century,
state-of-the-art, computerized, super-efficient, pumping stations to replace
Iraq's aging, Soviet-supplied,
sanctioned-starved shambles of a system.
The reason so many soldiers have died is because a vast majority are guarding
We have 150,000 soldiers over there and we can't humble Baghdad - why?
Maybe 125,000 of those soldiers are in southern Iraq, guarding Bush's precious
Every few weeks, the BFEE releases a statement:
"Saboteurs have blown up the pipeline, causing
shortages and price spikes,"
but there's no evidence of that - only Bush's word.
But - great point.
Why will nobody else even
ask the question?
I can't answer that any more than I can answer why only one person has
how many felonies Bush has, something I've been screaming about for years.
by Molly Ivins
As the late Sen. Frank Church said, "That capability
could at any time be turned around on the American people,
and no American would have any privacy left, such is
the capacity to monitor everything: telephone conversations,
telegrams, it doesn't matter. There would be no place
And if a dictator took over, the NSA "could enable
it to impose total tyranny." Then we always get that dreadful
goody-two-shoes response, "Well, if you aren't doing
anything wrong, you don't have anything to worry about, do you?"
Folks, we KNOW this program is being and will be
misused. We know it from the past record and current reporting.
The program has already targeted vegans and People for
the Ethical Treatment of Animals -- and, boy, if those aren't
outposts of al-Qaida, what is? Could this be more pathetic?
This could scarcely be clearer.
Either the president is going to have to understand
and admit he
has done something very wrong, or he will have to
"Thou Shalt not Kill."
back in '89 when i was on my way to the mid-east
for the first time,
i met some people with canadian flags on their packs & asked
them where they were from, eh?
they apologetically admitted that they were actually
since then it seems that lots of "proud" americans,
knowing just how unpopular they are,
try to disguise themselves as canadians when abroad which
now makes me, a real canadian,
just that much more of a target
who is going to believe i'm really a canadian, and
not an american in disguise?
thank bush - for making the world a safer place.
"The president is the president 24 hours a day,
seven days a week, wherever he goes."
Trent Duffy, explaining why Bush is always on vacation, Link
me, Pickles. I'm a gee-tar player. Heh heh.
Orleans? What about New Orleans?
are those niggers whining about this time?"
I think it's funny that Bush played a guitar
and it's funny that Bush played golf with McCain while poor,
black people in New Orleans were drowning in the streets.
I think it's damn funny.
Your War On
Subject: I confess
The Honorable(sic) Alberrto Gonzales
US Department of justice(sic)
OK, OK, you got me. I confess. I did it. I leaked
the information about the illegal wiretaps put in place
by that crook (hey, it's not an insult, it's
a Republican tradition started by Nixon) George W. Bush.
I promise to turn myself in so please issue me a
number and a date and time. I know that you will probably
have thousands and thousands of false confessions from
people just trying to horn in on the fame and glory
of trying to stop further High Crimes and Misdemeanors
by the Psychopathic Idiot in Chief, but I really did it.
Honest I did. No bullshit.
Hey, maybe you could put one of those take-a-number
thingys like they use in supermarket delis outside
the DOJ to help control the hoards of people queuing
up to turn themselves in. Just trying to help out here..
Very Truly Yours
Iraq pumps 2,000,000 barrels a day,
(and that was before the 2002 Halliburton Upgrade)
times today's oil price which is $61.04
makes $122,004,000 Bush
stole just yesterday
2175 2175 have
died for Halliburton
Two more 'cargo
shipments' since last issue.
Bush's gusher of blood.
"Brownie, you're doing a heckuva job" was named
on Thursday as Bush's most memorable phrase of 2005.
The ill-timed praise of the incompetent bastard
became a national punch line for countless jokes about
Bush's mangling of the Katrina disaster and added to
the president's reputation for verbal gaffes.
Actually, it's not as "cute" as Whore Reuters would
have you believe.
The quote proves that, no matter what the facts
are, Bush's first response to anything is to lie,
to praise his friends and ignore the facts that everyone
else on the planet can see clearly.
And the whore media makes it worse, printing "Brownie
great, Bush says," as a headline
instead of printing the DAMN FACTS like a non-whore newspaper
is supposed to do.
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"We do not ask about impeachment because... witness
the fact that no member of
congressional Democratic leadership or any of
the serious Democratic presidential
candidates in '08 are calling for Bush's impeachment.
When it is or they are, we will
ask about it in our polls."
-- Washington Post polling editor Richard Morin Link
"Thou Shalt not Steal."
Dr. Germ and
Mrs. Anthrax Set Free
Why is it not bigger news that "Dr. Germ" and "Mrs.
Anthrax" have been quietly released in Iraq without
any charges being brought? Don't the newspapers
and TV networks that all but pre-convicted them of crimes
against humanity owe them - and us - the courtesy of
an explanation for the sudden presumption of their innocence?
After all, it was to stop these mad leaders of Saddam
WMD programs that the we invaded. We were told at the time
by the White House that the U.N. inspectors scouring
the country were being blocked by lying officials and scientists,
themselves complicit in breaking U.N. sanctions, and
so we wouldn't get the truth until we could interrogate them as prisoners.
Yet, when Rihab "Dr. Germ" Taha and
Huda "Mrs. Anthrax" Ammash, both of whom were once on a Pentagon
most-wanted list, were released after two-and-a-half
years, their U.S. captors didn't even announce it.
Gen. Casey said they "no longer posed a security
threat to the people of Iraq and to the Coalition forces."
60 Minutes said about 26 Iraqi prisoners
were tortured to death
by America died in US custody.
I guess they no longer pose a threat...
"Thou Shalt not Lie."
can she be? Scarlett
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