Not In My Bible
Saturday, February 05, 2005
Bush Budget Calls for Cuts in Health Services
A ten-year-old can see King Goerge's SS scam is merely an attempt to give our money to Wall Street gamblers and thievesHere's what the chief actuary of the Social Security system said about King Goerge's snake oil scam.
Mr. Goss assumed that the typical worker would select a portfolio of 50 percent stock funds, 30 percent corporate bond funds and 20 percent Treasury bonds. Such a portfolio, Mr. Goss said, could be expected to earn an average over many years of 4.6 points above the rate of inflation.
The Democratic staff of the House Ways and Means Committee has estimated that retirees with that size a return would have their guaranteed Social Security benefits reduced by about 70 percent of the amount in their accounts. That would leave them better off than if they had not opted for private accounts.
If the actual return in the personal account was only three points above inflation, then the guaranteed benefits would be reduced by 100 percent of the amount in the account; total retirement income would be exactly the same as if the worker had stayed in the traditional Social Security system and had not invested in a private account.
And if their investments earned only 1.5 points above inflation, then retirees would be worse off than if they had not put tax money into a personal account.
Their real problem is being unable to steal MY money the way they stole from employees and investors at Enron, WorldCom and who knows how many other corporations we may never learn about.
"Can't we introduce voluntary features that would permit a citizen to do better on his own?" Reagan asked in 1964. "We are against forcing all citizens, regardless of need, into a compulsory government program."
He meant except for the draft, school prayer and everything else rethuglicons like.
Friday, February 04, 2005
King Goerge: "This won't fix Social Security." King Goerge: "This will fix Social Security." ???????????Reporters and commentators have repeatedly and falsely claimed that private accounts are an attempt to address Social Security's long-term revenue shortfall.
In fact, even the White House has admitted that private accounts will do nothing to address this future problem.
Two Delta Air Lines Inc. flights were held briefly after landing in New York on Friday after authorities received false hijack threats, police said. But not until AFTER the vast, right-wing conspiracy milked it for all it was worth, and then ignored the final version of the story.
Manager of biggest bond fund contends individual accounts not the answer, wants deficit reduction.
Bill Gross, manager of the world's largest bond fund, is criticizing President Bush's plan to privatize part of Social Security.
—President Bush, in an exchange with reporters, June 17, 2004
But this could never be considered a lie or a flip-flop.
The New York Times killed a story that could have changed the election—because it could have changed the election
In the weeks leading up to the November 2 election, the New York Times was abuzz with excitement. Besides the election itself, the paper’s reporters were hard at work on two hot investigative projects, each of which could have a major impact on the outcome of the tight presidential race.
One week before Election Day, the Times (10/25/04) ran a hard-hitting and controversial exposé of the Al-Qaqaa ammunition dump—identified by U.N. inspectors before the war as containing 400 tons of special high-density explosives useful for aircraft bombings and as triggers for nuclear devices, but left unguarded and available to insurgents by U.S. forces after the invasion.
On Thursday, just three days after that first exposé, the paper was set to run a second, perhaps more explosive piece, exposing how George W. Bush had worn an electronic cueing device in his ear and probably cheated during the presidential debates.
But the story was killed.
In early election results, Shiite cleric's alliance trouncing Washington's favorite
Baghdad -- Partial results from Sunday's election suggest that U.S.-backed Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's coalition is being roundly defeated by a list with the backing of Iraq's senior Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al- Sistani, diminishing Allawi's chances of retaining his post in the next government.
Admittedly, there was one minor part of President Bush's State of the Union Address that I liked when I first heard it:
"In America we must make doubly sure no person is held to account for a crime he or she did not commit -- so we are dramatically expanding the use of DNA evidence to prevent wrongful conviction." (Applause.)
Yeah, it seemed like a rather random interjection, but that doesn't mean it's not important. After all, wrongful convictions do happen quite often in this country. An excellent book on the subject, Actual Innocence, documents 64 cases in the 1990s where innocent convicts were exonerated via DNA testing, and 80 cases over the past two decades where a death sentence was overturned. So Bush deserves credit for calling attention to this fact. But nevertheless, as Jeralyn Merritt points out, the president was also talking about a piece of legislation that's primarily a victim's rights bill, rather than a bill that actually focuses on overturning wrongful convictions. That's not necessarily a bad thing—most of the money goes towards DNA-testing that helps track down suspected rapists, certainly a worthy goal—but it's awfully odd to pretend the law is something it's really not.
But for once, maybe what Bush is saying is just as significant as what he's actually doing. In his very next sentence the president vowed to "fund special training for defense counsel in capital cases." Perhaps this too will prove less than it seems. But the subtle rhetorical shift—away from victim's rights and towards an emphasis on the rights of the accused—marks a pretty big retreat from the "tough on crime" political rhetoric of the 1970s, 80s and even some of the 90s. (Imagine Michael Dukakis proposing more funding for defense lawyers.) That a conservative lauded for his toughness is making this shift could signal something of a trend.
(Go ahead, let's hear the compassionate, patriotic "Love it or leave it" stuff.)
Only about half of America's high school students think newspapers should be allowed to publish freely, without government approval of their stories. And a third say the free speech guarantees of the First Amendment go "too far."
But maybe we shouldn't be too hard on the youngsters. After all, they've been set a terrible example by a presidential administration that has left no doubt about its contempt for a number of our supposedly most cherished constitutional guarantees.
"Now, frontline Agency employees are being instructed to provide the American public with information that is designed to promote the idea that Social Security is in crisis and that Social Security privatization is the answer."
Step Right up! Step right up! Watch Bush lie to the American public about Social Security! Watch before your very eyes as he makes up numbers and the entire program disappear! Watch as he sends entire generations into poverty! Watch as he makes his friends on Wall Street richer!
Translation: If you put part of your payroll taxes into a personal account, your future benefits will be reduced by an amount equivalent to the amount you would have had to repay if you had borrowed the money at a real interest rate of 3 percent.
Peter Orszag of the Brookings Institution got it exactly right: "It's not a nest egg. It's a loan."
With Americans suffering a reputation as geographically challenged, Condoleezza Rice handed out pocket atlases to the U.S. press corps on her first trip abroad as Secretary of State.
The irony of all this is that if it weren't for adults, kids wouldn't need to be taught tolerance. Young children seem to treat all different kinds of people the same. The brouhaha about these characters singing "We Are Family" makes me think of a song from the musical "South Pacific" that maybe Dobson and, well, all of us should take to heart. The words are,
"You have to be taught
Before it's too late.
Before you are six or seven or eight
To hate all the people your relatives hate.
You have to be carefully taught."
Lame/dead duck King Goerge continued his lies about Social Security today, telling people in Montana that they should let republicans and Wall Street steal their retirement money.
But a day after he made overhauling Social Security the centerpiece of his State of the Union address, Mr. Bush ran into a brick wall of opposition from Democrats in Washington and skepticism even from influential members of his own party in Congress, leaving him facing perhaps the toughest and highest-stakes legislative battle of his presidency.
Thursday, February 03, 2005
Privatizing Social Security is not really voluntary.
You won't be in charge of your privatized Social Security account.
Retirees can't pass privatized Social Security account money on to your heirs.
We have time to strengthen Social Security the right way—not by slashing benefits.
No matter what word spin he uses, the reality is this: Privatizing Social Security will cut benefits, add $2 trillion to the federal deficit in just the first 10 years, push seniors into poverty and replace guaranteed retirement income with "personalized" risk.
Take action to protect Social Security by signing the petition:
"I was supposed to be on the Larry King Live show Monday night. I was asked to be on the show to offer my opinion on the election in Iraq from the perspective of a mom whose son was killed in the war prior to the elections. One of the questions I was going to be asked was: Do I think my son’s sacrifice was “worth it?” Well, I didn’t get a chance to be on the show that night because I was bumped for something that is really important: The Michael Jackson Trial.
"If I was allowed to go on Larry King Live and give my opinion about the elections and about my son’s sacrifice, this is what I would have told Mr. King and his viewers:
"My son, Spc. Casey Austin Sheehan (KIA, Sadr City, 04/04/04) enlisted in the Army to protect America and give something back to our country. He didn’t enlist to be used and misused by a reckless Commander-in-Chief who sent his troops to preemptively attack and occupy a country that was no imminent threat (or any threat) to our country. Casey was sent to die in a war that was based on the imagination of some Neo-Cons who love to fill our lives with fear.
"Casey didn’t agree with the “mission”; he believed in being the courageous and honorable man that he was. He knew he had to go to this mistake of a war to support his buddies. Casey also wondered aloud many times why precious troops and resources were being diverted from the real war on terror.
"Casey was told that he would be welcomed to Iraq as a liberator with chocolates and rose petals strewn in front of his unarmored Humvee. He was in Iraq for two short weeks when the Shi’ite rebel “welcome wagon” welcomed him to Baghdad with bullets and RPG’s, which took his young and beautiful life. I think my son’s helmet and Vietnam era flak jacket would have protected him better from the chocolates and flower petals.
"Casey was killed after George Bush proclaimed “Mission Accomplished” on May 1, 2003. He was also killed after Saddam was captured in December of that same year. Casey was killed before the transfer of power in June of 2004 and before these elections. Four marines were tragically killed after the election, yesterday. By my count about five dozen Iraqis and coalition troops were killed on Election Day. Is this the definition of “Catastrophic Success?” Is that a good day in Iraq? Hundreds of our young people and thousands of Iraqis have been needlessly and senselessly murdered since George Bush triumphantly announced an end to “major combat” almost two years ago now. All of the above events have been heralded by this administration as “turning points” in the “war on terror" or as wonderful events in the “march of democracy.” Really? I don’t think, judging by very recent history, the elections will stop the bloodshed and destruction.
"I would have asked Larry King if he would want to sacrifice one of his children for sham elections in Iraq. Would he or George Bush send their children to be killed or maimed for life for a series of lies, mistakes and miscalculations? Now that every lie has been exposed to the light for the invasion and occupation of Iraq why are our sons and daughters still there? Not one more drop of blood should be spilled for this pack of lies.
"This war was sold to the American people by a slimy leadership with a maniacal zeal and phony sincerity that would have impressed snake oil salesmen a century ago. The average American needs to hear from people who have been devastated by the arrogance and ignorance of an administration that doesn’t even have the decency or compassion to sign our “death” letters.
"In the interest of being “fair and balanced” (oops, wrong network), I would have been pitted against a parent who still agrees with the “Mission” and the President. Although, I grieve for that parent’s loss and I respect that parent’s opinion, I would have defied Mr. King or that parent to explain the “Mission” to me. I don’t think anyone can do it with a straight face. The President has also stated that we need to keep our troops in Iraq to honor our sacrifices by completing this elusive and ever changing “Mission.” My response? Just because it is too late for Casey and the Sheehan family, why would we want another innocent life taken in the name of this chameleon of a “Mission?”
"Well, I was bumped from the show anyway. Now that Scott Peterson has been convicted and sentenced for his crimes and Laci and Connor’s families have the justice they deserve, we have the new “trial of the century” to keep our minds off of the nasty and annoying fact that we are waging an immoral war in Iraq. We can fill our TV screens and homes with the glorified images of the Michael Jackson molestation trial. We can fill our lives with outrage over MJ’s victims and hope they get justice; not even questioning the fact that George Bush, his dishonest cabinet, and their misguided policies aren’t even brought to the court of public opinion. We won’t have to confront ourselves with the fact that the leaders of our country and their lies are responsible for the deaths of 1,438 brave Americans, tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis and the loss of our Nation’s credibility throughout the world. That might mean we would have to turn off our television sets and do something about it.
"Oh yeah. In answer to the original question Larry: No, it wasn’t worth it."
Cindy Sheehan is co-founder of Gold Star Families for Peace www.GSFP.org. Her son Casey's webpage is http://www.angelfire.com/sk3/spkhntrca/Casey.html
Wednesday, February 02, 2005
How it must suck to be a total disaster a mere two weeks into his second reign of terr. Tough putty, Goerge.
Do you support or oppose President Bush's Social Security proposal?
Not sure 2.10%
How Did This Fascist Fool Get Re-Selected?Oh, yeah, I forgot...it was the Diebold and ES&S e-voting machines.
(As of 12:30 AM CDT) Another CNN Poll:
Do you agree with the policies outlined in the State of the Union?
Yes 28% 421 votes
No 62% 928 votes
Partly 10% 153 votes
Total: 1502 votes
AWOL Chimp Goes Down In Flames After $#!+ On The Union...speech(As of 12:25 AM CDT) CNN Poll:
Did President Bush lay out a compelling vision for his second term?
Yes 33% 10270 votes
No 67% 20621 votes
Total: 30891 votes
the war in Iraq? * 31528 responses
more optimistic 39% less optimistic 61%
The war on terror? * 31449 responses
more optimistic 38% less optimistic 62%
Social security? * 31552 responses
more optimistic 36% less optimistic 64%
The economy? * 31408 responses
more optimistic 37% less optimistic 63%
The next four years? * 31576 responses
more optimistic 37% less optimistic 63%
Kinda like getting killed was a "benefit offset" to all the soldiers who died for King Goerge's lies about Iraq. Kinda like getting squashed is a "benefit offset" to jumping out of an airplane without a parachute. Kinda like having your brains blown out is a "benefit offset" to shooting yourself in the head with a .44 Magnum.
Saskin added, "In this case, the curtains are the swamp."
Click on headline for full text of King Goerge's $#!+ On The Union...sewage. Read only if you have a strong stomach for fascist lies and fraud.
Did you witness GW Bush performing any National Guard Service between May 1972 and October 1973, in either Alabama or Texas? If so, you could be eligible for thousands of dollars in unclaimed reward money!! Here are the details of the Texas and Alabama rewards...or the latest reward offer, $50,000.00 for proof of service at Dannelly AFB!
It ran afoul of a powerful broadcast lobby that worked over an industry-friendly Reagan administration, tucked their bottom-line motivations behind First Amendment rhetoric and killed the fairness rule.
What Librulmedia? Where? Show Me One.
CBS is the new FAUXNEWS
On February 2, all three network morning shows reported on Social Security as an issue President Bush will likely target in his State of the Union address, but only CBS adopted the misleading White House-approved term "personal accounts" to describe the administration's plan to partially privatize Social Security.
"One of the agents told me I wouldn't . . . see my baby for eight years."
Freedoms We've Lost Under King Goerge
King Goerge's mindless minions believe that until federal Storm Troopers knock down the doors of their homes and drag them off to the gulags, they have lost no freedoms.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
What I Heard about Iraq
by Eliot Weinberger
In 1992, a year after the first Gulf War, I heard Dick Cheney, then secretary of defense, say that the US had been wise not to invade Baghdad and get ‘bogged down in the problems of trying to take over and govern Iraq’. I heard him say: ‘The question in my mind is how many additional American casualties is Saddam worth? And the answer is: not that damned many.’
In February 2001, I heard Colin Powell say that Saddam Hussein ‘has not developed any significant capability with respect to weapons of mass destruction. He is unable to project conventional power against his neighbours.’
That same month, I heard that a CIA report stated: ‘We do not have any direct evidence that Iraq has used the period since Desert Fox to reconstitute its weapons of mass destruction programmes.’
In July 2001, I heard Condoleezza Rice say: ‘We are able to keep his arms from him. His military forces have not been rebuilt.’
On 11 September 2001, six hours after the attacks, I heard that Donald Rumsfeld said that it might be an opportunity to ‘hit’ Iraq. I heard that he said: ‘Go massive. Sweep it all up. Things related and not.’
I heard that Condoleezza Rice asked: ‘How do you capitalise on these opportunities?’
I heard that on 17 September the president signed a document marked top secret that directed the Pentagon to begin planning for the invasion and that, some months later, he secretly and illegally diverted $700 million approved by Congress for operations in Afghanistan into preparing for the new battle front.
In February 2002, I heard that an unnamed ‘senior military commander’ said: ‘We are moving military and intelligence personnel and resources out of Afghanistan to get ready for a future war in Iraq.’
I heard the president say that Iraq is ‘a threat of unique urgency’, and that there is ‘no doubt the Iraqi regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised’.
I heard the vice president say: ‘Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction.’
I heard the president tell Congress: ‘The danger to our country is grave. The danger to our country is growing. The regime is seeking a nuclear bomb, and with fissile material could build one within a year.’
And many, many more. Read the article.
Rethuglicon Chickenhawks Who Send Other People's Children To Die In Their PlacesChickenhawk n. A person enthusiastic about war, provided someone else fights it; particularly when that enthusiasm is undimmed by personal experience with war; most emphatically when that lack of experience came in spite of ample opportunity in that person’s youth.
Barking Head Brigade
Chickenhawk Chaplain Corps
King Goerge wants $400,000 to reveal the secret numbers of immigrants who were rounded up after the terrorist attacks and never heard from as their court records were sealed.
You could be next.
On the other hand, their election was as legitimate as our most recent one.
Iraq's leading Sunni Muslim clerics said Wednesday the country's landmark elections lacked legitimacy because large numbers of Sunnis did not participate in the balloting due to the insurgency and a call by religious leaders for a boycott.
He never said Saddam had WMDs. He never said he knew where they were. He never said he found WMDs. He never said Saddam was behind 9/11. He never said the Iraqi people would welcome our troops with carpets of flowers.
The only reason he ever gave was to give them fiberty, greedom and lemocracy.
Expected to tell more lies about his real reasons for invading Iraq, hoping no one remembers what he really said two years ago.
Expected to tell more lies about Social Security.
Expected to say lard is healthy.
King Goerge The Uniter-Not-A-Divider
Kohut's poll found that two-thirds of Americans think the country is more divided than it was a few years ago, and a third of them cite Iraq as the cause. Iraq was cited as the primary source of division far more than Social Security reform, health care and moral values — all issues Bush may touch on in his speech.
Tuesday, February 01, 2005
"Communistic evolution, according to the Senate committee that examined it, is responsible for 135 million deaths in peacetime," he said. "There's no religion that has a tiny fraction of that many deaths on it conscience." And it is amazing, he added, that evolution -- despite its widespread acceptance -- has no scientific basis. "There are scientists who will admit that there's not one iota of scientific evidence to support it."
A report, the first of its kind, says Baghdad ended its chemical weapons program in '91.
Now remember that the 9/11 Commission showed no evidence Saddam had anything to do with those attacks. So tell me again why we're in Iraq? Oh, and why is Saddam in jail?
This time, expect him to say "2+2=5," but don't expect him to say "Osama" or "WMDs."
The rapture index: These true believers subscribe to a fantastical theology concocted in the 19th century by a couple of immigrant preachers who took disparate passages from the Bible and wove them into a narrative that has captivated the imagination of millions of Americans.
Its outline is rather simple, if bizarre : Once Israel has occupied the rest of its "biblical lands," legions of the antichrist will attack it, triggering a final showdown in the valley of Armageddon.
As the Jews who have not been converted are burned, the messiah will return for the rapture. True believers will be lifted out of their clothes and transported to Heaven, where, seated next to the right hand of God, they will watch their political and religious opponents suffer plagues of boils, sores, locusts and frogs during the several years of tribulation that follow.
Millions of Christian fundamentalists may believe that environmental destruction is not only to be disregarded but actually welcomed - even hastened - as a sign of the coming apocalypse. (More)
They knew it would kill people, sold it anyway, and King Goerge and his gang of fascist thugs in Congress let them. Will anyone hold Pfizer accountable for killing people the way King Goerge held Saddam accountable for killing people?
Monday, January 31, 2005
Recognize any of the names at the bottom of this letter to President Clinton?
That Was Then; This Is NowGod hates violence. He has ordained that all men fairly possess their property, not seize it.
I never said anything about WMDs, 9/11 or Iraqi oil paying for my war. I always said I was invading Iraq to bring fiberty, greedom and lemocracy to Iraqis who would welcome us with carpets of flowers.
--King Goerge the Teddible (courtesy Ministry of Truth transcript "updates")
Raw Story has acquired a copy of Saving Social Security: A Guide to Social Security Reform, printed by the House and Senate Republican Conferences as a guide for Senators and Representatives to market private accounts for the Social Security system.
The document is filled with suggestions for communicating constituents such as, "Talk in simple language: Your audience doesn't understand financial jargon," and "Offer an alternate reality." These are the first several pages of a 103 page document are posted here. You may download the entire document in PDF format here (2mb).
According to compassionate cancervative christian talkingheadradio, President Clinton survived heart surgery last year because Hell was full. Is that also why Senator Clinton is okay today?
There are four main criteria which bourgeois (capitalist) set for a democratic state:
1. That power resides in the body of citizens entitled to vote.
2. Power is exercised by elected representatives.
3. These representatives are held accountable to the voting public.
4. Power is exercised by rule of law.
What Bush has exposed to many in American, and around the world, is that the bourgeois apologists are full of $#!+. However, understand this why, one must first understand certain fundamental and, for Marxist, elementary propositions about the state. (More)
Today, January 30, 2005, Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) kicked off their Iraq Veterans Tour in Massachusetts with a powerful, moving and inspiring presentation to a packed house at historic Fanueil Hall in Downtown Boston. We were there to learn more and to cover the story. Throughout the 2 hour presentation, I noted that there were few dry eyes among about 800 members who attended.
As we passed out flyers outside famous Quincy Market prior to the event, I also noted that a very high percentage of passersby expressed gratitude for our work and commented about their opposition to the war in Iraq. This was a striking change from the reception we have experienced in the past at such protests. Based upon this very limited experience and impressions gained through media and daily correspondence, it appears that a sea-change is occurring in the United States as more and more people become disgusted with the great misadventure that is the Bush/Neocon war on the people of Iraq.
The IVAW Tour is sponsored by Military Families Speak Out and Bring The Troops Home Now, Veterans for Peace, and locally by United for Justice With Peace. The tour is comprised of a coalition of dozens of campus, youth, community, and labor organizations.
The election, all but certain to bring Iraq's long- oppressed Shi'ite majority to power, risks alienating Iraq's once-privileged Sunni Muslim minority and fomenting sectarian strife, further delaying any U.S. withdrawal.
This election, on the other hand, gave me a variety of choices on numerous issues. Behold the multitude of questions I was asked:
Do you prefer to be tortured by A) American soldiers or B) British soldiers?
When occupying soldiers stop you in the street, would you rather be strip-searched A) with blindfold or B) without blindfold?
When foreign soldiers enter your house in the middle of the night to arrest your husband and terrorize your kids, would you prefer that they A) knock or B) ring the doorbell? [This question seemed odd because I thought they knew we don't have electricity and therefore the doorbells don't work.]
Which of the following CIA-paid Iraqis should represent you? [The list is too long to reprint here.]
Do you want the foreign forces occupying your country to leave? A) No. [I imagine they had accidentally forgotten to print "Yes."]
To make sure our voices were being fully heard, some of the questions were open ended. Voters were actually allowed to write in their opinions on a number of issues. Observe:
Which media outlet should hold the copyright to the pictures of your torture?
The occupation has violated the sanctity of the holy sites in Najaf and Karbala and bombed many mosques in Baghdad and Falluja. Are there any other holy sites you believe the occupation has missed?
Which American company do you believe should be awarded a monopoly on Iraq's oil?
Hey, guys, worry about yourselves. You’re spewing hate, while assuming that for some reason, God has chosen you and you alone in all of history to understand the mysteries of existence, when mankind’s existence is filled with ample evidence that nobody yet has been smart enough to discern an answer.
You might try keeping it simpler: did you help others, or hurt them?
I’ll be happy to be judged on the answer to that question, and if it’s a group session, I don’t expect I’ll find many members of “Focus On Family” in the “done ok” line.
King prepares to give people their own country back after invading it to confiscate WMDs which haven't been found yet, and to punish Saddam for 9/11, for which no evidence has been found yet, either. But that wasn't really why he invaded them, it was to give them fiberty, greedom and lemocracy.
Sunday, January 30, 2005
A study appearing in the journal Human Genetics has identified several areas of DNA that appear to influence whether a man is heterosexual or gay.
"We cannot open our shops and cannot go out because the Americans are here," one Iraqi man said.
"The Iraqi army should belong to the nation and serve the people, not a single party," Natonski replied. (Too bad he doesn't think that about our military.)
"The Sunni people need to be recognized by the government in Baghdad," Natonski said. If Ramadi residents "do not feel a part of the government, it is a mistake." (Too bad that doesn't apply to Democrat-Americans.)
There was no mention of the Iraq war or "the prices paid by American soldiers and their families" at the lavish Inauguration bash thrown for the grandees of the Christian right by the Rev. Lou Sheldon of the Traditional Values Coalition at Washington's Ritz-Carlton. This crowd cares about the troops much the way the Fifth Avenue swells in the 1936 Hollywood classic "My Man Godfrey" cared about the "forgotten men" of the Depression - as fashion ornaments and rhetorical conveniences.