Saturday, March 26, 2005

The body count is now 1528 KIA

No "Culture of Life" for GIs in Iraq. Too bad King Goerge and Congress couldn't have interrupted their spring breaks to save some of the kids killed and wounded since last weekend.

Why don't the religious wrong care about the 1528 KIAs as much as they pretend they care about Terri Schiavo? Are they pro-life for white women in hospices and pro-death for minorities in uniform?

Is Tom DeLay the slimiest scumbag in America?

If not, he's certainly the biggest hypocrite. (Do these out-of-control NatSocs think no one will dig this stuff up?)

"The congressman (DeLay) quietly joined the sad family consensus to let his father die."

DeLay Family Outcome Different From Schiavo's

CANYON LAKE, Texas — A family tragedy unfolding in a Texas hospital during the fall of 1988 was a private ordeal -- without judges, emergency sessions of Congress or the raging debate outside Terri Schiavo's Florida hospice.

The patient then was a 65-year-old drilling contractor, badly injured in a freak accident at his home. Among the family standing vigil at Brooke Army Medical Center was a grieving junior congressman -- U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas.

More than 16 years ago, far from the political passions that have defined the Schiavo controversy, the DeLay family endured its own wrenching end-of-life crisis. The man in a coma, kept alive by intravenous lines and a ventilator, was DeLay's father, Charles Ray DeLay.

Then, freshly re-elected to a third term in the House, DeLay waited all but helpless for the verdict of doctors.

Today, as House Majority Leader, DeLay has teamed with Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., to champion political intervention the Schaivo case. He pushed emergency legislation through congress to shift the legal case from Florida state courts to the federal judiciary.

And he is among the strongest advocates of keeping the woman, who doctors say has been in a persistent vegetative state for 15 years, connected to her feeding tube. DeLay has denounced Schiavo's husband, as well as judges, for committing what he calls "an act of barbarism" in removing the tube.

In 1988, however, there was no such fiery rhetoric as the congressman quietly joined the sad family consensus to let his father die.

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One step closer to Big Brother's OneChurch

We've seen this week incontrovertible proof that the religious wrong NatSocs truly intend to have a national OneChurch, to be enforced by whatever armed governmental agents are available.

Read the article within an article within an article. Good stuff.
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The coming denominational storm
There's an interesting little article by Laurie Goodstein in the New York Times today on how the Terry Schiavo affair has joined conservative Catholics and evangelicals in a common cause:

The struggle is only the latest indication of a strengthening religious alliance between denominations that were once bitterly divided. Evangelical leaders say they frequently lean on Catholic intellectuals like Robert George at Princeton University and the Rev. Richard John Neuhaus, editor of the journal First Things, to help them frame political issues theologically.

Read the whole piece, and Goodstein notices an important trend. The days of inter-denominational disputes, at least among conservatives, are very much a thing of the past. As Goodstein reports, the alliances here were forged in the smithy of the "culture wars" over abortion, gay rights, sex, and smut. But left unmentioned in the article is the flip side to all of this: namely, the extent to which these culture war issues are creating fault lines across and within denominations.

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When compassionate cancervative christians attack!

"Schiavo judge" (weren't there several?) is not compassionate enough, cancervative enough or christian enough for the religious wrong, brownshirted NatSocs.

Schiavo Judge Attains New Fame, Infamy

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Amid the pitched legal battle over Terri Schiavo that has been fought through his court, Pinellas County Circuit Judge George Greer has been under the protection of armed guards, and friends say his family also is protected.

Death threats have been made against him for allowing Michael Schiavo to remove the feeding tube that has kept his 41-year-old wife alive for the past 15 years, and the Southern Baptist church that Greer belonged to for years has asked him to leave the congregation.

Greer — a conservative Christian and longtime Republican known for an easy manner — has become the public face of the judiciary in this internationally watched fight. But despite the mounting pressure, he has been steadfast in his rulings that Terri Schiavo is in a persistent vegetative state and did not want to be kept alive artificially.

"There are very few people who have shown the will to stand up to raw power," said Stetson University Law Professor Michael Allen, who has studied the Schiavo case. "He's one."

"This is simply a case of people not liking this decision, and the fact that a judge is standing up to this is quite important," Allen added.

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This woman is an idiot

The NRA's Veep wants to arm teachers. How many teachers did you know whom you'd have wanted to be armed? I taught high school for 26 years, and I knew maybe half a dozen besides myself.

Not that such a ludicrous idea has a snowball's chance in hell. We all know this is purely a fundraising pitch for her nutjob members who think guns can solve any problem.

For the record, I'm a veteran and a recreational shooter (not a hunter). But I reiterate, this woman is an idiot.

How many Americans died in North Vietnamese prison camps?

Answer: 114 in that long war.

How many "enemy combatants" have died in US "custody" during Gulf War II?

Answer: 108.

It's what Jesus taught

Bring people into the fold--whatever your fold is--face to face, one on one.

"How To Turn Your Red State Blue"

Click. Read. Act.

Dr. First would harvest organs from brain-dead babies

Has "little patience for religious objections."

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Frist Urged Changing The Definition of Brain Dead to Include Babies Born With Condition Comparable to Schiavo's
Frist wrote a book in 1989 called Transplant where he advocated changing the definition of "brain dead" to include anencephalic babies. Anencephalic babies are in the same state as Terri Schiavo except that she suffered a physical trauma that put her into a vegetative state while the anencephalic babies are born that way.

"And, although Frist writes frequently about the ethical issues surrounding transplants--for example, the question of when death begins--he approaches these issues in starkly scientific terms, with little patience for religious objections.

"Near the end of the book, for example, Frist suggests changing the legal definition of 'brain death' to include anencephalic babies, who are born with a fatal neurological disorder but show just the slightest hint of brain-stem activity. Such a change would make it possible to harvest their organs for transplant--something the Catholic Church and pro-life groups oppose. 'Three thousand anencephalic babies were born a year, enough to solve our demand many times over--but we never used them.'" [The New Republic, 1/27/03]

Yes, we still have a President-of-Vice

Cheney is still around, still a crook, and still trying to sell King Goerge's lies about Social Security. Problem is, his audiences don't swallow his bile much anymore. Click and read how they've been reaming him a new one.

Jebya chickens out of Good Friday church service

"Cancels an appearance?" When did going to church become an "appearance?" When did skipping church become "cancelling?"

Having failed to finish the job of wiping his butt with both the US and Florida constitutions, he now fears the wrath of those who expected him to turn theirs into the first official NatSoc police state. The sissy.

Get ready to shave some heads when the mid-terms roll around

When Allied ground forces liberated Paris in August, 1944, French patriots rounded up whores and other nazi collaborators, and shaved their heads. (Some got less polite treatment than others, and were hanged or shot down in the streets like the traitors they were.)

Goto this site to see how your representatives voted on "Terri's Law." If any of these DINOcrats is entitled to a head-shaving next year, spread the word to the good folks in your district.

Quitter! Coward! Sissypants! Crook!

As 80% of the nation tells him to shut the hell up, Nurse DeLay runs home so his mama can change his diapers, wipe his nose and fix him some tapioca pudding.

Meanwhile, back to his myriad violations of House rules...

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With the prospect that Terri Schiavo will be kept alive
essentially dashed in the courts, Tom DeLay has slipped out
of the spotlight, hoping no one will remember how badly he got his NatSoc ass kicked this week.

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His nightmare, our dream

One night, King Goerge is tossing restlessly in his White House bed. He awakens to see George Washington standing by him. King Goerge asks him, "George, what's the best thing I can do to help the country?" "Set an honest and honorable example, just as I did," Washington advises, and then fades away. .

The next night, King Goerge is astir again, and sees the ghost of Thomas Jefferson moving through the darkened bedroom. King Goerge calls out, "Tom, please! What is the best thing I can do to help the country?" "Respect the Constitution, as I did," Jefferson advises, and dims from sight. .

The third night sleep is still not in the cards for King Goerge. He awakens to see the ghost of FDR hovering over his bed. King Goerge whispers, "Franklin, What is the best thing I can do to help the country?" "Help the less fortunate, just as I did," FDR replies and fades into the mist. .

King Goerge isn't sleeping well the fourth night when he sees another figure moving in the shadows. It is the ghost of Abraham Lincoln. King Goerge pleads, "Abe, what is the best thing I can do right now to help the country?"

Lincoln replies, "Go see a play."

How to tell when a republican is lying

If it's a republican talking, he's lying.

TV "psychic" crosses over from SciFi to FAUXNEWS

It's a new low, even for him. Fired from The SciFi Channel, he write bogus "christian" pandering book, scams on FAUXNEWS.

Fox's psychic friend: Crossing Over's John Edward claimed Terri Schiavo is "definitely clear on what's happening now around her"

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Jebya sends in state agents to rescue Terri; vast, right-wing conspiracy NatSocs call for jihad against libruls

Top stories. See posts below.

Then if you're not ready, GET READY!

How right they were

Scientists invent ultimate cuss word.

Dr. Dimpster said last fall, "We're waiting to see who wins the presidential election. I have a feeling if George W. Bush wins, many Americans are going to need a new cuss word."

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If all this isn't a call for a christian jihad on us, nothing is

They're shouting hatespeech everywhere, demanding a police state, hiring hitmen and rousing christian rabbles. Now do you see why I keep asking you if you're getting ready? I'm getting ready.
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Conservatives claimed that liberals "want" Schiavo to die
In discussing the Terri Schiavo case, several prominent media conservatives have accused liberals of wanting Schiavo to die and have imputed motives to them far beyond the belief, expressed by many liberals, that the courts were right to allow Schiavo's husband to make end-of-life decisions on behalf of his wife.

Syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh suggested that liberals "want this woman to die because Christian conservatives want her to live," calling it "payback." MSNBC host Joe Scarborough mused aloud about whether liberals "hate George Bush so much that they are cheering for Terri's death only because the president of the United States and his brother are fighting for Terri's life." Wall Street Journal contributing editor Peggy Noonan claimed that the "pull-the-tube people" -- she specifically named CNN Crossfire host James Carville and the website Democratic Underground -- are "committed" to Schiavo's death. Fox News host Bill O'Reilly singled out New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd and Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen, stating, "I don't know why some of these left-wing columnists want her to die." Bay Buchanan, president of the conservative advocacy group The American Cause and frequent CNN commentator, asserted that the "only reason" that people "want" Schiavo to die is that "they've decided this woman is the property of her husband and he can do what he wants." Buchanan further accused feminists of "treating this woman like she is the property of her husband."

See transcript of Der Ruschkopf's delusional rant inciting violence. And he'll get it. I'm ready. You'd better be.

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That's diff'runt!

Buchanan called for sending "federal marshals" to reinsert Schiavo's feeding tube, but labeled federal intervention for Elian Gonzalez "police-state tactics"

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See next post about Jebya's own "police-state tactics one associates with a Communist* tyranny, not the United States."

(*Of course, we now know he should have said National Socialist, or NatSoc. See archives.)

Jebya sends in state agents to "rescue" Terri!

Constitutional Crisis in Florida

Who needs the rule of law? "Christian" NatSocs can do whatever they want. You're either for them or against God.

Local cops uphold state law, force Jebya's thugs to back down.

Local police discussed "whether we had enough officers to hold off the National Guard."

Expect "christians" to add local cops to their hate/kill lists right beside judges.
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Hours after a judge ordered that Terri Schiavo was not to be removed from her hospice, a team of state agents were en route to seize her and have her feeding tube reinserted -- but they stopped short when local police told them they would enforce the judge's order, The Herald has learned.

Agents of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement told police in Pinellas Park, the small town where Schiavo lies at Hospice Woodside, on Thursday that they were on the way to take her to a hospital to resume her feeding.

For a brief period, local police, who have officers at the hospice to keep protesters out, prepared for what sources called ``a showdown.''

In the end, the squad from the FDLE and the Department of Children & Families backed down, apparently concerned about confronting local police outside the hospice.

''We told them that unless they had the judge with them when they came, they were not going to get in,'' said a source with the local police.

''The FDLE called to say they were en route to the scene,'' said an official with the city police who requested anonymity. ``When the sheriff's department and our department told them they could not enforce their order, they backed off.''

The incident, known only to a few and related to The Herald by three different sources involved in Thursday's events, underscores the intense emotion and murky legal terrain that the Schiavo case has created. It also shows that agencies answering directly to Gov. Jeb Bush had planned to use a wrinkle in Florida law that would have allowed them to legally get around the judge's order. The exception in the law allows public agencies to freeze a judge's order whenever an agency appeals it.

CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS

Participants in the high-stakes test of wills, who spoke with The Herald on the condition of anonymity, said they believed the standoff could ultimately have led to a constitutional crisis and a confrontation between dueling lawmen.

''There were two sets of law enforcement officers facing off, waiting for the other to blink,'' said one official with knowledge of Thursday morning's activities.

In jest, one official said local police discussed ``whether we had enough officers to hold off the National Guard.''

''It was kind of a showdown on the part of the locals and the state police,'' the official said. ``It was not too long after that Jeb Bush was on TV saying that, evidently, he doesn't have as much authority as people think.''

State officials on Friday vigorously denied the notion that any ''showdown'' occurred.

''DCF directed no such action,'' said agency spokeswoman Zoraya Suarez.

Said Bush spokesman Jacob DiPietre: ``There was no showdown. We were ready to go. We didn't want to break the law. There was a process in place and we were following the process. The judge had an order and we were following the order.''

Tim Caddell, a spokesman for the city of Pinellas Park, declined to discuss Thursday's events.

SHELTER FOR SCHIAVO

The developments that set Thursday morning's events in motion began the previous afternoon, when the governor and DCF chief Lucy Hadi held an impromptu news conference to announce they were considering sheltering Schiavo under the state's adult protection law. DCF has been besieged, officials say, by thousands of calls alleging Schiavo is the victim of abuse or neglect.

Alerted by the Bush administration that Schiavo might be on her way to their facility, officials at Morton Plant Hospital went to court themselves Wednesday, asking Circuit Judge George Greer, who ordered the removal of Schiavo's feeding tube last week, what to do.

''It's an extraordinary situation,'' said Beth Hardy, a hospital spokeswoman. ``I don't think any of us has seen anything like it. Ever.''

Greer signed an order Wednesday afternoon forbidding DCF from ''taking possession of Theresa Marie Schiavo or removing her'' from the hospice. He directed ''each and every and singular sheriff of the state of Florida'' to enforce his order.

But Thursday, at 8:15 a.m., DCF lawyers appealed Greer's order to judges at the Second District Court of Appeal in Lakeland.

That created the window of time to seize Schiavo. When DCF filed its appeal, it effectively froze the judge's Wednesday order. It took nearly three hours before the judge found out and canceled the automatic stay, shortly before 11 a.m.

Administrators of the 72-bed hospice, who have endured a withering siege of their facility by protesters since Greer ordered Schiavo's feeding tube removed on March 18, declined to discuss Thursday morning's events in any detail.

''I don't really know, or pretend to know, the specifics of what is going on behind the scenes,'' said Mike Bell, a spokesman for Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, which operates Woodside.

DCF INTENTIONS

According to sources, DCF intended to take Schiavo to Morton Plant Hospital, where her feeding tube had been reinserted in 2003 following a previous judicial order allowing its removal. But hospice officials were aware that the hospital was not likely to perform surgery to reinsert the tube without an order from Greer.

''People knew that taking [Schiavo] did not equate with immediate reinsertion of the feeding tube,'' a source said. ``Hospital officials were working with their legal counsel and their advisors, trying to figure out which order superseded which, and what action they should take.''

Hardy, the hospital spokeswoman, said she does not believe the hospital was made aware Thursday morning that DCF and state police planned to bring Schiavo in. ''We were not aware of that three-hour period,'' she said. ``It's not a discussion we even had, really.''

George Felos, Michael Schiavo's attorney, said he does not think DCF officials knew of the window of opportunity they had created until well after they filed their appeal.

''Frankly, I don't believe when they filed their notice of appeal they realized that that gave them an automatic stay,'' Felos said. ``When we filed our motion to vacate the automatic stay . . . they realized they had a short window of opportunity and they wanted to extend that as long as they could.

``I believe that as soon as DCF knew they had an opportunity, they were mobilizing to take advantage of it, without a doubt.''

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Friday, March 25, 2005

King Goerge sends five minutes' worth of Culture of Life four days after second worst school shooting in our history

Well, he was busy trying to save a white woman from her murderous husband, some bloodthirsty doctors and all those evil, evil judges who hate motherhood, the flag and a hot lunch for orphans*.

Bush Offers Five Minutes' Worth of Condolences to Minn. Tribe

WACO, Texas - President Bush on Friday expressed condolences to the leader of the Minnesota Indian reservation where 10 people died Monday in the second-worst school shooting in U.S. history.

Bush talked to Floyd Jourdain Jr., chairman of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa, for five minutes Friday morning, offering his sympathy for the victims of a teen-ager's shooting rampage and the entire Red Lake community and pledging to provide federal assistance, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said.

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(*With apologies to Jerry Herman's treasure, "Hello, Dolly.")

"He told me if I wasn't on Terri's side then I wasn't on God's side, either"

If by "on God's side" you mean breaking the law in order to break the law again.


Christian Patriot Tries to Steal Gun with Terist Weapon to 'Rescue Schiavo'

SEMINOLE, Fla. - A man was arrested after trying to steal a weapon from a gun shop so he could "take some action and rescue Terri Schiavo," authorities said.

Michael W. Mitchell, of Rockford, Ill., entered Randall's Firearms Inc. in Seminole just before 6 p.m. Thursday with a box cutter and tried to steal a gun, said Marianne Pasha, a spokeswoman for the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Mitchell, 20, told deputies he wanted to "take some action and rescue Terri Schiavo" after he visited the Pinellas Park hospice where she lives, Pasha said.

Mitchell was in custody at the Pinellas County jail Friday after a judge set his bail at a total of $120,500 for the four charges of armed robbery, grand theft, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal mischief.

The feeding tube that has kept Schiavo alive for more than a decade was removed March 18 over objections from her parents. Schiavo's husband has said his wife would not want to be kept alive artificially.

Doctors have said she would probably die within a week or two of the tube being pulled.

Randy McKenzie, the owner of Randall's Firearms, said Mitchell pulled out the box cutter and broke the glass on a couple of display cases.

"He told me if I wasn't on Terri's side then I wasn't on God's side, either," McKenzie told The Associated Press.

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It worked then, it can work now

Granted, it took a while, but it still worked. And it cost two polecat presidents--LBJ and Nixon (ptooey!)--their jobs. Like the early WWII song said, referring to WWI, "We did it before and we can do it again."

Foes of War in Iraq Rally for Teach-In; Some at GWU Protested Vietnam

Forty years ago, the first anti-Vietnam War teach-in was held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, triggering an educational campaign nationwide that some credited with helping end the war.

Last night, similar antiwar teach-ins were held in Washington, Ann Arbor and San Francisco, with similar hopes -- this time, to end the Iraq war.

In Washington, about 300 people, most older than college age, gathered in the George Washington University campus auditorium for two hours to hear an antiwar panel that included a former U.S. soldier in Iraq, a woman who lost her son in battle and an author-filmmaker.

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Now THIS is Big Brother at work

"Misled's" ass. I won't stop short. I'll say, "They friggin' lied."

Report: TSA Misled Public on Personal Data

WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration misled the public about its role in obtaining personal information about 12 million airline passengers to test a new computerized system that screens for terrorists, according to a government investigation.

The report, released Friday by Homeland Security Department Acting Inspector General Richard Skinner, said the agency misinformed individuals, the press and Congress in 2003 and 2004. It stopped short of saying TSA lied.

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What rich rethuglicon NatSoc is funding these phony "Islamist" groups?

I told you days ago King Goerge would blame this on terists. Which of his many shadow warriors pretended to be the perps this time, Credible Islamists for Truth?

FBI rejects terrorist claims

THE FBI has rejected claims purportedly from two Islamic extremist groups of responsibility for an oil refinery explosion in Texas that left 15 people dead.

But Wednesday's blast and subsequent rumours of bomb scares continued to fuel residents' fears that have long enveloped their lives in the smoggy town.

The email claims by the Islamic groups emerged the day after the blast rocked the third-biggest petrochemical complex in the US, run by British multinational BP.

"We've found no evidence to support criminal or terrorist activity," FBI spokesman Al Tribble said.

The emails were apparently sent by "two specific Islamic groups", Nr Tribble said, but he did not know the names of the groups.

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Once they're home, veterans are no longer of use to King Goerge and his NatSoc agenda

Veterans dependent on GI Bill struggling to cope with VA delays

WASHINGTON - Nearly three months into the spring semester, Army veteran Melishsa Fairman can't afford some textbooks because the Department of Veterans Affairs hasn't come through with her education benefits.

"I'm making it, barely. But I'm making it," said Fairman, 28, who's studying business at Tallahassee Community College.

About 100 of the 475 students who attend the Florida college with help from the Montgomery GI Bill and other VA education programs are still waiting on payments even though they applied for the benefits in December, said Delorise Robinson, the college's veterans affairs specialist.

Nationwide, more than 35,000 students have waited more than 60 days for the VA to approve their education claims in recent months, prompting colleges to defer tuition payments and offer emergency loans to students waiting on checks.

Nearly 100,000 other veterans have experienced delays of one to two months, according to a Knight Ridder analysis of VA claims data for Oct. 1-Feb. 28.

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No wonder this war is unpopular among King Goerge's holy war crusaders

They remember stories about Mama-san's in Sin City, and wonder why the PX isn't managing whorehouses for them as it did for their dads and granddads in Vietnam.

'Babes and booze' are banned for battle-weary GIs from Iraq

The soldiers knew what they considered real rest and recuperation. "Beer and babes," a crew-cropped private, just arrived at the US military's new Middle East rest and recuperation resort, shouted to hoots of approval from his buddies.

They would not find much of either here. America may have instigated four-day off-duty trips for its Iraq servicemen but these breaks obey all the modern-day rules of acceptable behaviour for a soldier.

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Lowlifes defile the memories of 1525 of their comrades

Phony Gulf War II "heroes" are popping up. Be careful whose war stories you believe. Most real heroes never tell war stories, especially about their own escapades.

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Rethuglicons can't handle the truth or anything close to it

Not Mild-Mannered Enough

Clark Kent Ervin was hired by his friend President Bush to expose flaws in homeland security. Trouble was, he did.

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Christian hatespeaker Bauer demonizes judges; another co-conspirator in anti-judge plots

"Judges? We don' need no steenkin' judges! We have God, money, hitmen and the force of a police state on our side."

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Controversies often fade

"Absolutely no one is going to suffer politically," said Keith Appell, a Republican strategist in Washington. "Members of Congress will be seen, at worst, as involving themselves in a situation where they tried to save someone's life."

Instead, he said, the fallout will come over the president's judicial nominations. Court rulings this week, all of them against Schiavo's parents and their supporters, are almost sure to add a new layer of scrutiny of judges.

"Most people understand that everything we try to do has been blocked by the courts," said Gary Bauer, a former Republican presidential candidate who is the president of the social conservative group Americans United. "Many conservatives feel that past Republican presidents weren't careful enough in their judicial appointees. This will add impetus to deal with the larger problem of the courts."

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Christian hatespeech works!

Remember when Pat Robertson said his top three priorities were "judges, judges, judges?" I could make a case to arraign him and lots of others as co-conspirators.

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Tight security

At least 10 protesters, including three children, were arrested at Schiavo's hospice Friday. They are expected to face trespassing charges.

Meanwhile, FBI agents have arrested a North Carolina man on suspicion of soliciting offers over the internet to KILL MICHAEL SCHIAVO AND (JUDGE) GREER. Richard Alan Meywes of Fairview is accused of offering $250,000 for the killing of Schiavo and another $50,000 for the "THE ELIMINATION OF THE JUDGE WHO RULED AGAINST TERRY (sic)."

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They want a "christian" police state...now

Below is the complete letter calling for a "christian" police state. The headline links to a good blog with several posts titled, "Armed Insurrection." Click and then scroll down to read them in order from the bottom up.
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Open Letter from 11th Hour Coalition to save Terri Schiavo's life to President Bush and Gov. Bush

To: National Desk

Contact: Joe Giganti at 703-928-9695, for the 11th Hour Coalition to save Terri Schiavo's life

WASHINGTON, March 23 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following is a copy of the open letter presented today as part of simultaneous press conferences held by the 11th Hour Coalition to save Terri Schiavo's life at the White House and the Governor's mansion in Florida. To book a member of the coalition, call Joe Giganti at 703-928-9695.

March 23, 2005

George W. Bush

President of the United States of America

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20500

Jeb Bush

Florida Governor

700 North Adams Street

Tallahassee, Florida 32303-6131

Dear President Bush and Governor Bush:

Early this morning, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta denied Terri Schiavo's parent's application for a stay of her sentence of death. The ruling was based on arcane matters of law and jurisdiction-heady subjects that only lawyers and judges understand. While the law may be complicated and hard to understand, the reality is that an innocent woman, who has committed no crime, and is only dependent upon others to give her food and drink, will soon be dead.

Her mother and father, sister and brother love her-have cared for her and ministered to her. Her estranged husband has constructively abandoned her-yet still claims control over her life. Her situation is pitiful, and we as a people have failed her miserably. Our instinct ought to be to rush to the side of an ailing, dying fellow human being. We should be willing to sacrifice to provide her aid and comfort, but instead, we debate, litigate, and posture.

In the wake of the failure of the courts and legislatures to save Terri Schiavo from a national experiment with Euthanasia, we are here at the White House and at the Governor's Mansion in Tallahassee because there are yet two men in this country that can save Terri Schiavo's life; President George W. Bush and Governor Jeb Bush.

As citizens and people of faith-we implore, beg, nay... insist, that you brothers, so distinguished by their singular accomplishments and political leadership-use the Constitutional powers of their respective offices to interpose yourselves and deploy the police services at your disposal and take Terri Schiavo into your protective custody, direct that her food and water be restored to her, and save her alive while the lawyers debate arcane matters of jurisdiction and jurisprudence. For God's sake, take pity, have mercy, and please do not delay in saving Terri Schiavo's life.

On behalf of the 11th Hour Coalition and...

In Christ's Name,

Paul Schenck, PhD, Executive Director, National Pro-Life Action Center on Capitol Hill

Coalition Co-Signers:

Fr. Thomas Euteneuer, President, Human Life International;

Stephen G. Peroutka, Host, Face the Truth TV & Radio;

Joe Scheidler, Founder, Pro-Life Action League;

Michael A. Peroutka, Co-Founder, Institute on the Constitution;

Christopher Slattery, Founder, The Evergreen Association, Inc.;

Rev. Greg Cox, Faith and Action;

Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests for Life;

Rev. Stephen Cox, Gospel of Life, Ministries;

Rev. John Vandenberge, National Clergy Council;

Archbishop Randolph W. Sly, Charismatic Episcopal Church

http://www.usnewswire.com/

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/© 2005 U.S. Newswire 202-347-2770/

It's always been this simple

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It's just this simple: The Republican party wants to tell you how to live your personal life while they systematically remove all government cooperation in ameliorating the risks this fast paced world creates. The Democrats want the government to leave you to make your own personal decisions while having it help you mitigate the social and economic risk our fast paced world creates. It is a stark choice. There is no reason we cannot begin to make the affirmative case for ourselves on this basis.

These people want to dictate how you live your private life. They want to tell you who you can marry, how to raise your kids, what religion to practice (and you must practice it) and what "values" you must hold. And they want to use the strong arm of the government to do it. Sure, there are problems in our society. Yes we are living in a fast paced society in which it is difficult to raise children and the world is changing so quickly that it's hard to keep your balance sometimes. But most Americans don't wish for others to make decisions for them about how to live their day to day lives, regardless of the challenges. It's just not the American character.

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But never for partisan political purposes, of course

And They Call Themselves Christians
Says the White House:

"...When there is a complex case such as this, where serious questions have been raised, the President believes we ought to err on the side of life."

No, they're not talking about the need for caution before invading countries- like say Iraq, a "complex case" geostrategically, with knock-on effects for neighboring states and America's international image, one which was haunted by the "serious questions" of the existence (or not) of WMDs.

Because the real tragedy, of course, is not the needless deaths and dismemberments of tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians (as well as 1,500+ American soldiers dead and thousands more horribly injured), but the decision to show mercy to a single American woman who has been comatose for 15 years.

So long as such a large percentage of the God-fearing American public has it's head so far up its collective ass there is truly no hope for peace.

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Soldiers talk about Iraq

Read their words. Mine don't matter here.

About those WMDs 1524 Americans have died for...

It seems that Pat Roberts, the Republican chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, wants to break the promise he made last year to investigate whether the Bush administration misrepresented the prewar intelligence on WMDs. What a surprise. Before the November election, Roberts said this was an important subject warranting examination but that his committee could not mount an inquiry until early 2005. How politically convenient. Now he wants to forget all about it.

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Okay, not fascists, NatSocs

"And although he didn't have the likes of Bill O'Reilly or Rush Limbaugh to assist him, Hitler was 'a brilliant populist manipulator who insisted and probably believed that Providence had chosen him as Germany's savior, that he was the instrument of Providence, a leader charged with executing a divine mission.' [Nov. 14, 2004 Speech at Leo Baeck Institute]

Do not our president and many of his supporters believe the very same thing?"

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I hope you're all paying close attention to the news

I've said for a decade that the best thing for America would be for the fascists to run wild, unchecked, for eight years so everyone would find out who they really are and what they're really up to.

It didn't take that long, did it?

Are you getting ready? I am.

Mark my words, there will be a terist threat this weekend

Mandate? Where?

Bush approval slips to 45%, lowest of his presidency

WASHINGTON — President Bush's approval rating has fallen to 45%, the lowest point of his presidency, according to a new USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll.

The new poll found the largest drop for Bush came among men, self-described conservatives and churchgoers.

Fabric of the universe is in serious trouble. Well, the parallel universe of Cancervatron, anyway.

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King Goerge gives $2 billion of your money to OneChurch

Are we getting closer to Big Brother's state church? I keep telling you the answer is, "Yes."

T-rex soft tissue survives after 6000 years!

Or not.

Read this site regularly to find out...

...just how sick and twisted the fascists are these days.

No wonder people who watch FAUXNEWS live in a parallel universe

The anchors do little more than just out and out lie on the air.

While the politicians bicker...

...the real culprits get away with murder.

Read Dr. Whitehurst.

The people deliver crippling blow to American Taliban...

...alongside destroying Social Security. (That's 0 for 2 this week for King Goerge.)

Where are the Falwellians in relation to the overwhelming majority of even white evangelicals, not to mention Republicans and conservatives, in general? Not even close the their much-vaunted "mainstream," whatever and whereever that is.

The scary part is, even when the people of this country started telling them days ago to butt out of the Schiavos' business, the fascist abominations just couldn't help themselves. It's been like the ending of "The Wild Bunch." They knew they were doomed, but charged ahead, anyway. Are they hopelessly arrogant, or helplessly out of touch with real people?

Randall Terrorist threatens rethuglicons he considers not rethuglicon enough

Scroll 'way down.

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RANDALL TERRY, OPERATION RESCUE: "If she dies there is going to be hell to pay with the pro-life, pro-family Republican people of various legislative levels state wide and federal wide, who have used pro-life, pro-family conservative rhetoric to get into power, and then, when they have the power, they refuse to use it."

(Much, much more, and it's all frightening.)

I still can't locate the transcript of Pat Robertson calling for Jebya to send in the cavalry. Anyone? Bueler? Bueler?

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Coultergeist says Jebya should send the cavalry to "rescue" Terri Schiavo

This theme seems to be catching on with the fascists. Oh, and have I mentioned that this screeching banshee has completely lost what was left of her diseased, little mind?

"So how about a Republican governor sending in the National Guard to stop an innocent American woman from being starved to death in Florida? Republicans like the military. Democrats get excited about the use of military force only when it's against Americans."
(More if you have the stomach for it. I barely did.)

She thinks Orval Faubus was "Democrats." Sheesh. We never claimed him, and still don't.

Help needed

I'm told Pat Robertson said on CNN Thursday night that Florida Gov. Jeb Bush should send in the National Guard to reinsert Terri Schiavo's feeding tube. If someone can confirm this, let me know in the Comment section. A link to the transcript would be terrific.

I do know that Pat Buchanan called for federal marshals to go in. I'm wondering if this comment and name got mixed up somehow. Let me know if you have hard data.

Shall we?

Meet me at FAUXENEWS' studios in NY. It's as good a place to start as any.

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — President Askar Akayev reportedly fled on Thursday after protesters stormed his headquarters, seized control of state television and rampaged through government offices, throwing computers and air conditioners out of windows.

"It's not the opposition that has seized power, it's the people who have taken power. The people. They have been fighting for so long against corruption, against that (Akayev)* family," he said.

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(Replace "Akayev" with "Bush," and we're in binniss.)

Oh, the humanity!

Rich, white tax-dodgers search in vain for Culture of Life.

Taxpayers who used 'Son of Boss' shelter pay $3.2 Billion

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service has recovered $3.2 billion in unpaid taxes from taxpayers who used the "Son of Boss" tax shelter, the agency said Thursday.

There's been "some real pain" among the 1,165 taxpayers who are participating in the settlement, IRS Commissioner Mark Everson said at a news conference. "Some people have had to sell their villas and yachts" to come up with the money.

I repeat, oh, the humanity.

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Dumsfeld says Brazil has enough rifles...

...but wants them to do more about drug trafficking. Huh? How is is it his business to tell them how many rifles their army can have?

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King Goerge is FINALLY a uniter-not-a-divider

Americans in both color states unite against King Goerge. When was the last time over 2/3 of us agreed on anything besides the date?

Unmasking the teocons. And I emphasize the "con" part.

An ABC poll on Monday found not only that 70% of those surveyed nationwide found Congress's involvement inappropriate, but that by a margin of 67 to 19% they believed that the politicians trying to keep her alive were motivated more by "political advantage" than "concern for Schiavo." Among Catholics, support for removing Schiavo's feeding tube stood at 63 to 26%, among conservatives, 54 to 40%, and among evangelicals, 46 to 44%. In granting standing in federal court to "any parent of Teresa Marie Schiavo," as provided in the remarkable new law passed last weekend, DeLay, Frist and the President were acting on behalf of a minority within a minority of their supporters.

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King Goerge needs "patriotic" young chickenhawks

The Army is still 'way behind on recruiting poor minorities. Time for comfortable white people who demanded this war in the first place to step up and serve their country for a change, instead of just their portfolios.

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King Goerge's lapdog looses his leash

Tony Blair says to keep faith out of politics. That'll cost him a few barrels of Iraq oil.

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What happens when people don't have access to the vr-wc

The Germans see us very differently from how FAUXNEWS and the Falwellians want us to see ourselves.

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Like Woodstein said, "Follow the money."

Who's paying Mrs. Schindler to cry on teevee, and how much?

Thanks to dailykos for a lot of info on the money behind and in the "Schiavo" affair.

Wisconsin still remembers this stupid-ass war

Despite Rove's and the worthlesscorporatemedia's best efforts to distract everybody. I don't include the vast, right-wing conspiracy because anybody who pays attention to them deserves to remain stupid.

Looks like the VA could use some of that "Culture of Life" stuff

"He is waiting for the VA to make a decision but they just sent him a letter saying that due to the large number of claims it could be quite some time before he hears of any prgress on his case."
By Dawn
March 22, 2005

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Why I lust after Maureen Dowd

And why you should, too.

"Oh my God, we really are in a theocracy." (See?)

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They didn't "improperly dress up" nothin'.

They're thieves who lied in order to steal money, and then stole money. They should be tarred and feathered and displayed in public as a warning to others. (Warning to employees of and investors in Homeland Security Depot: Keep your eye on new board member, Tom Ridge. He's a known liar and snake oil huckster.)

A.I.G. Board face a comeuppance

The board of the American International Group is set to
meet as regulators investigate whether the company used
transactions to improperly dress up its financial position.

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Oh, I'm sorry, I thought he was talking about what King Goerge wanted for America

A Threat to Iraqi Women

The United States cannot be complicit in allowing
politicians (in Iraq) to subordinate the goal of a free,
democratic and unified country to their own narrow agendas.

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Don't blame "the school" every time a kid farts in public

The school didn't buy this kid a computer and put him on the internets without supervision. The school didn't leave guns where this kid could get to them. No one from the school went home with this kid after 3:00 pm five days a week, or even saw him on weekends. If this step-aunt loves the kid so much, where was she and, oh yeah, the rest of the family the past couple of years?

Stupid comment of the day:

"The clues were all there. Everything was laid out, right there, for the school or the authorities in Red Lake to see it coming."
- KIM DESJARLAIT, the step aunt of Jeff Weise, who killed nine people and himself in Red Lake, Minn.

Why is Terri Schiavo the only needy person King Goerge cares about?

Congress is in a frenzy to protect one woman's right to food, while voting down measures to protect millions of others.

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Calling all rich, white chickenhawks

Why do you think the fascists want this kind of economy? It creates plenty of cannon fodder for their wars of world conquest. Which explains why the new, higher enlistment age "allows more people the opportunity to serve," as one silly local teevee station put it last night.


For the first time in U.S. history, the wealthy don't have to help shoulder the burdens of war.

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No "Culture of Life" at Abu Ghraib or Gitmo

"My name is Jesus H. Christ, and I disapprove of this message."

Killing prisoners of war, presumably in the act of torture,
is an inexcusable outrage.

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Feardom is on the march

With the first Al Qaeda attack in Qatar, the real result of King Goerge's invasion of Iraq comes into focus.

Don't let King Goerge blame this on terists

Or get away with politicizing it in any way. A lot of good people got killed and burned in this refinery explosion, and brave first-responders risked their lives to rescue victims and put out the fire. None of them did it to make that illiterate, drunk, redneck, AWOL, fascist, warmongering chimp in the White House look good.

Thought for the day: Why didn't Jesus go into politics?

I've been thoroughly fed up with rethuglicons since the early '90s, probably for the same reasons you have. I've argued with friends that the best thing that could happen to this country would be for the Greedy Obstreperous Party to have complete, unbridled control for eight years so they could run wild and reveal their true stripes to the whole world. I knew things would get very bad in the short run, like when you quit smoking; although I didn't anticipate another war. But in the long run, America would be better off.

I had no doubt that after eight years of rampant rethuglicanism, decent Americans would join you and me in being fed up. Now by the day, more and more people realize that the neocons truly are pure fascist criminals who are determined to turn America into feudal Europe, something I've been trying to get others to see for over 30 years. It's time to band together to put them out of business forever. I still have no doubts that good Americans will want to start doing that come the mid-terms. But there's one small hitch...The Democrats.

I say "the Democrats" because people like you and me really aren't "Democrats." We just have to hold our noses and vote for "Democrats" because we have no other choice. And with more and more of them becoming corporate whores and, worse, DINOs who look more like rethuglicons by the day (Leiberman), holding our noses is getting harder to do.

The Democrats are not just corporate whores now. Many of them are King Goerge's bitches and most of the rest are full-time sissies. They won't stand up to him anymore about anything. They won't fight. Many barely oppose King Goerge publicly. Let's face it, even with Diebold rigging things last fall, John Kerry could have won if he'd been a fighter and had rallied others to fight, too. But he didn't. He tried to get everybody to like him. The result was that most of us who had to vote for him didn't even like him. He was just the only choice. Others who might have been inspired, well, weren't.

I wish I could remember which lone, hardheaded Democrat said after King Goerge stole his first election in 2000, "You fight till hell freezes over. Then you fight on the ice." We need him and many more like him who can and will fight.

Howard Dean is a fighter. He set out to recruit other fighters for his presidential campaign, and look what the DNC and the worthlesscorporatemedia did to him for it. I'm amazed he's got the job of DNC chair now. But he is our only hope. We must get behind him, urge him to fight and continue recruiting fighters.

Only people willing to fight can wrest our country from the hands of the neocon fascists and prevent them from turning America into Neuropa. If we don't fight back, we deserve what we get.

I'm getting ready, and I mean in several ways. Do you know what I mean when I say "getting ready?" You'd better figure it out and start doing it. Because I mean it when I say they're coming for us.

Will you be ready? I will.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Heresy, treason or blasphemy?

Bush Role in Schiavo Case Bothers 'Right'

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Not all conservatives are happy with the decision by Congress and President Bush to intervene in the Terri Schiavo case. Some leaders said Tuesday the new law allowing a federal court review of the case is an example of the big government they have always opposed.

King Goerge thrown out at first base

Poll: Evangelicals Oppose Gov't on Schiavo

More than two-thirds of people who describe themselves as evangelicals and conservatives disapprove of the intervention by Congress and President Bush in the case of the Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged woman at the center of a national debate.

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President Hypocrite

I love this woman.

He's a "Christian", so where is it Christian to take from the poor and give to the rich? Where is it Christian in his record of no execution order he ever overturned as Texas Governor in sparing a life, since he believes in life? Where is it Christian when you don't want to feed the poor? Where is it being a Christian, when your policies have no provision for social justice? Is it Christ-like to beat down the poor and downtrodden on a daily basis while telling them it's their fault?

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And the hits just keep on coming

Frist, we had Dr. First, a cardiologist, diagnosing Terri Schiavo (by videotape!) as "not" in a permanent vegetative state. Now we have Gov. Jebya declaring himself a neurologist.

Meanwhile...

Latest CBS poll shows:

An overwhelming 82 percent of the public believes the Congress and President should stay out of the matter.

Just 13 percent of those polled think Congress intervened in the case out of concern for Schiavo, while 74 percent think it was all about politics.

Of those polled, 66 percent said the tube should not be inserted compared to 27 percent who want it restored.

The issue has generated strong feelings, with 78 percent of those polled -- wheter for either side of the issue -- saying they have strong feelings.

Public approval of Congress has suffered as a result; at 34 percent, it is the lowest it has been since 1997, dropping from 41 percent last month.

Now at 43 percent, President Bush’s approval rating is also lower than it was a month ago.


http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/03/23/
politics/main682619.shtml

You Might Be A Christian If...

...you spent decades championing small gubmnt and states' rights, as Jesus taught, and then flip-flopped--but not for partisan political purposes, of course.

...you believe "states' rights" originated to protect plantations, but not slavery...although it's well known that most slave owners treated their slaves well, even let 'em go to church.

...you believe you are required to destroy someone's career for disagreeing with you about anything.

...you believe NASCAR promotes family values.

...you are repulsed by all the indecency on teevee, you tape soap operas and wish there were more good shows like "Horny Housewives."

...you believe lying is part of a president's christian witness.

...you think Bugs Bunny cartoons are violent, but football isn't.

...you believe the Jews are the Chosen People, but America is the Chosen Nation.

...you believe America should have only one church. Your church.

...you believe married queers and dykes hurt more families than CEOs who steal money from their employees and investors.

...you believe bullying and demonizing people is how you convert them to your faith.

...you believe Joe McCarthy got a bum rap from history.

...you believe "abstinence" programs that fail should keep their gubmnt funding because at least they don't give kids condoms.

...you've ever gotten drunk with your buddies and beat up a queer.

...you believe the slave-owning founding fathers meant for America to be a christian nation.

...you believe America used to be a christian nation, but you're not sure when.

...you believe Nixon got hounded out of office by the easternlibrulpress (aka biasedlibrulmedia today).

...you believe America might have been a christian nation in the '50s when things were perfect, and we only had to worry about communism, rock and roll and integration.

...you believe the Earth is 6000 years old, and the dinosaurs were in the Garden of Eden and on Noah's Ark.

...you love the hymn, "Onward, Christian Soldiers," but won't enlist in the armed forces.

...you and your buddies burned down a binniss owned by one of them "middle easturn people" right after 9/11 to show your patriotism.

...you're a woman and you think Ann Coultergeist speaks for you.

...you're a man and you want to boink Ann Coultergeist.

...you became a christian when you realized the gubmnt was taking away your freedoms. (Actual comment by Tennessee legislator about 12 years ago).

...you believe Jesus was a hippie, but accepted Himself as His personal savior and got a haircut, making Him look Aryan as He always should have looked.

...you believe Jesus invented network marketing and taught His disciples to use it to make money.

...you believe "The South" is a sovreign nation occupied by foreign troops, but Iraq is not.


Please contribute with Comments.

"Hey, Maw, I hate queers, you hate taxes...we must be christians!"

James Kennedy is the latest fascist abomination not to lose his tax-exempt status for overt political activities with his "church."

All that's missing is video of DeLay and First with their shirts pulled up

"Rethuglicons Gone Wild"

An essay by one of my soulmates.

The rethuglicon fascists' best fantasy and worst nightmare, all in one movie

"V for Vendetta" is in production.

Their fantasy: Hitler won WWII. Their nightmare: Infidel patriots have the unmitigated gall to fight back against a man annointed by God.

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Speak up or they'll assume you agree with them

"If (Terri Schiavo) were the daughter of a garbage collector and was on Medicaid or Medicare, she would have been dead years ago and Bush and Tom DeLay wouldn’t have cared."

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Page #287 in the Gitmo hymnal: "You will know we are christians by our brutality"

I'm looking in my New Testament, and I can't seem to find where Jesus kicked the living $#!+ out of a helpless man. Maybe I should look in the Compassionate Cancervative Translation.
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Prisoners say their American captors kicked and stomped Qurans, cursed Allah and denied them pants, knowing Muslims are prohibited from praying with bodies uncovered. A man who refused to surrender his pants said he was gang-tackled, beaten and pepper-sprayed.

Still, it's Jumah al Dossari's alleged encounter with a military policeman he knew only as "Smith" that leaps out.

"Why did you beat me until I blacked out?" he asked Smith.

"Because I'm Christian," Smith said.

You know King Goerge, Falwell, Robertson and Dobson are proud of their boy.

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Conservative activist judges on 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta renounce Culture of Life

Say doctors must murder Terri Shiavo.

Or:

Court follows the law and finds the parents, who have battled with their son-in-law for years over the woman's fate, "failed to demonstrate a substantial case on the merits of any of their claims" that Terri's feeding tube should be reinserted immediately.

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Where were the compassionate yadda yaddas when that Texas hospital slaughtered that little black baby last week? (See archives)

Could this hoo-haa have anything to do with money and demonizing opponents of the Culture of Life for partisan political gain? Not according to Nurse DeLay. He insists it's only about morals and decency, and stuff. Too bad those don't apply to him and his lobbyist friends.

Meanwhile, back to something that matters

King Goerge's Culture of Life War in Iraq has cost 1524 dead, 11,344 wounded Americans so far. (Not counting Iraqi civilian casualties estimated at over 100,000.) Oh, and the billions of our tax dollars that could have gone for, you know, education and healthcare and other such anti-God and anti-fiberty stuff.

Bush41 court appointee forgets who's his daddy

Clinton judge is pro-life, Bush41 judge is pro-wholesale slaughter of innocent, helpless people.

Who's boys are for killing poor Terri, and who's boys are for murdering her (in accordance with the 1999 law that Prince Goerge signed)?

Wilson and Hull were appointed to the appeals court by President Clinton, while Carnes was appointed by former President Bush.

CNN declares war...er, catfight with FAUXNEWS

Jonathan Klein, the new president of CNN, wants to increase
the amount of time viewers spend watching CNN by an average
of six minutes a year.


I have an idea: How about doing, you know, journalism instead of whatever that crap is you've been doing for the past several years?

People, turn off all worthlesscorporatemedia, even local news. Especially local news. When their numbers change for the worse, they'll behave for the better. You know I'm right.

Was Diebold in charge of "Idol" voting?

More important than Iraq! A bigger threat to our family values than Osama! Talk only about this, and King Goerge's failures will magically become successes.

Well, there you go. Rove's new Weapon of Mass Distraction is launched with the aid of FOX owner, Rupert Murdoch, an Australian.

Sore Loserman "American Idol" contestants get another shot at (snicker) glory.

How about a Culture of Life for the Constitution?

Federalism Has a Right to Life, Too

In the Terri Schiavo matter, Congress and President Bush
have embraced their own kind of judicial activism. (Which, when compared to librul judicial activism, elicits the standard response, "That's diff'runt," which then explains everything.)

King Goerge still has no idea where Osama is

However, he missed a golden opportunity to get him three years ago.

While King Goerge was "getting" Saddam (the guy who didn't and couldn't attack us or anybody else), Osama bin Hidin (the guy who did attack us) got away Scott-free. What will be Rove's next smoke-and-mirrors grenade to distract attention from this?

Now we know what political faction King Goerge cares about the most

Surprise! It's the fascist abominations who want everyone to go to Saint Goerge's Cathedral of OneChurch, Big Brother's official religion of Neuropa (No, not "New-ropa," "Noi-ropa." It means "New Europe" in German, the native language of the neocons).

Inactivist judges promote culture of death

"My party is demonstrating that they are for states' rights unless they don't like what states are doing."
- CHRISTOPHER SHAYS, Republican congressman of Connecticut, on the Schiavo case.

I'll be damned, an honest republican.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Sound familiar? (Hint: King Goerge says the same things)

Did you know that Pope Pius XII never excommunicated Adolf Hitler or banned "Mein Kampf?" Or that Hitler was a conservative Catholic until his death?

Now will you believe what I warn you about? They are coming for you, and they do want to turn America into Neuropa (see archives).

Hitler’s Pope:
The Secret History of Pius XII
by John Cornwell
published by: Viking Press

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Is this what they have in mind for America? Does Jerry Falwell know?

Does he care that he might not be the American Pope?

Is there much difference between "cancervative" Catholics and "cancervative" Baptists anymore? There sure used to be. I remember when Baptists wouldn't talk to "mackerel-snappers" or sing "that Catholic music" by J. S. Bach (a Lutheran).

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WWII heroine dead at age 95

Will there be an American Lisa Fittko when they come for you? They will come for you. They already are coming for you. Are you getting ready? I am.
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Lisa Fittko, a native German who helped the persecuted escape the nazis during their reign has died of pneumonia at the age of 95. Many of those she assisted in flight from the nazis were cultural figures; none has a story odder than that of Walter Benjamin,a literary critic and philosopher whose work has of late attracted newfound interest.

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Santorum hates the Supreme Court

(See below story about today's ruling.)

Claims to be "rethinking" stance on death penalty. Does he take orders from the Pope? Isn't that why cancervatives hated JFK? Is he trying to out--flip-flop King Goerge, or just out--"Culture of Life" him? Is this a sign he'll run for king next time?

Biasedlibrulmedia cause Barry Bonds to be old, injured

Blames "media" for his woes. (It is to laugh.)

Supremes declare war on christianity

"Culture of Life" update:

Man who underwent "religious conversion" must die.

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Can't find Dumsfeld? Call Ridge at Homeland Security Depot.

At least he's finally good for something. Ridge, that is, not Dumsfeld.

MARINE IN IRAQ CALLS HOME DEPOT FOR BATTERY CHARGER,
GETS IT IN THREE DAYS!

Beat that with a stick, Halliburton. And they didn't even charge them 400 times what it actually cost. Imagine that, you crooks.

SILVERDALE - We've heard the stories about troops in Iraq having problems getting the supplies and equipment they need. Well, a little hometown help made the difference for a group of Marines just back from Iraq.

Shortly after First Sgt. Bryan Hall's Alpha Company arrived in Iraq, they had a problem. The battery charger for their power tools shorted out. It seems a small thing, but it could take weeks for supply channels to get it to the Marines.

But Hall knew who to call.

"He said, 'I'm calling you from Iraq,' and I was, 'Everybody! I'm talking to Iraq!' " Mona Hernandez, the Assistant Manager for the Home Depot Store in Silverdale said. That's right, First Sgt. Hall called Home Depot.

He used to work with Hernandez and her boss. And when they discovered he needed help?

"It was a matter of what can we do, how quickly does he need it and like I said, it went out within an hour or two," says Hernandez.

In three days, Hall and his Marines had their charger.

"It was something very simple but it was an important tool that we needed," says Hall, "they were there for us, absolutely."

An American flag, now flying over the Home Depot entrance, used to fly over First Sgt. Hall's Iraq base. He sent it home in gratitude, which is reciprocated by his friends at Home Depot.

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What Gulf War II has cost so far

I mean, in dollars. Our tax dollars. The cost in blood has been much higher. Well, not for any of the chickenhawks, just for people willing to wear a uniform for a single day. And their families.

See the national cost and your local cost.

Bookmark this site.

Does one-third virgin count for "True Love Waits" pledge?

At least they're not using those awful librul condoms.

Remember also that King Goerge increased funding for "Abstinence" programs whose students had MORE sex.

Teenagers who take virginity pledges -- public declarations to abstain from sex -- are almost as likely to be infected with a sexually transmitted disease as those who never made the pledge, an eight-year study released yesterday found.

Although young people who sign a virginity pledge delay the initiation of sexual activity, marry at younger ages and have fewer sexual partners, they are also less likely to use condoms and more likely to experiment with oral and anal sex, said the researchers from Yale and Columbia universities.

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Thanks Rush, Jerry, Pat, and the rest of you compassionate hatemongers of the vr-wc

Minnesota school gunman, a loner, had Nazi sympathies.

Gunman? He was 17.

Where do such people learn how and whom to hate? Could it be amtalkingheadradio?

Okay, so he wasn't a lying fascist. He was still wrong

Why no one should listen to Kenneth Pollack, author of "The Threatening Storm: The Case for Invading Iraq."

Why the Tar Baby's birthday party wasn't enough

Click and read.

Oh, and somebody please find out what "Support the troops" means. I can only think it means, "Don't blame them, blame King Goerge and his lying demons." Which is right, of course. But is there more?

Whatever happened to that mandate? (And I don't mean with GannonGuckert)

WASHINGTON -- Recent public opinion on Iraq suggests two basic findings: Most people are generally unhappy with President Bush's handling of Iraq and they are resigned to the importance of seeing the commitment through.

Six in 10 think the president does not have a clear plan for bringing the Iraq situation to a successful conclusion.
(Why on earth would the other 40% think KG does have a clear plan?)

Two-thirds say the level of casualties in Iraq has been unacceptable, when comparing the goals of the war to the costs.
(What level of casualties would have been acceptable in a war started with lies? We're up to 1522 KIA now. Would 1500 have been okay?)

A solid majority, about 55 percent, have said for months that U.S. troops must stay until the situation is stable.
(Tar Baby. Anyone remember how long we were in Vietnam?)

People are closely divided on whether the war was a mistake, according to several polls.
(What was that word again...mandate?)

A majority of people think Iraq aided al-Qaida before the war and had weapons of mass destruction...
(Regardless of non-stop lies from King Goerge and his demons, and FAUXNEWS and amtalkingheadradio, no WMDs have been found; King Goerge said months ago he'd stopped looking for them; and no evidence has been produced linking Saddam to 9/11. None. Nadda. Nulla. Zero. Zip. Goose egg. Nothing. No evidence, only lies.)

People are closely divided on whether the war in Iraq helped or hurt in the war on terrorism.
(Again, thank the vast, right-wing conspiracy. We got Saddam, the guy who didn't and couldn't attack us or anybody else, but not Osama, the guy who did attack us. Until two years ago, Iraq was not a training ground for terists, and never would have been under Saddam who hated Osama's guts, and vice versa. Now it is a terrific training ground, as well as an international recruiting poster. You do the math.)

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Economists: Deficits bigger threats than terists

That's because there ARE growing deficits and there AIN'T no terists. If there were, they'd have done something since 9/11, or we'd have heard non-stop reports on how King Goerge prevented them from doing something. In truth, all we've heard--finally--is reports of how he tortured people who were then released.

Click headline.

"Contradiction?" How about "slobbering hypocrisy?"

At least it isn't for partisan political purposes, says Nurse DeLay. It's about the "Culture of Life," and stuff.

WASHINGTON - The federal law that President Bush (news - web sites) signed early Monday in an effort to prolong Terri Schiavo's life appears to contradict a right-to-die law that he signed as Texas governor, prompting cries of hypocrisy from congressional Democrats and some bioethicists.

In 1999, then-Gov. Bush signed the Advance Directives Act, which lets a patient's surrogate make life-ending decisions on his or her behalf. The measure also allows Texas hospitals to disconnect patients from life-sustaining systems if a physician, in consultation with a hospital bioethics committee, concludes that the patient's condition is hopeless.

Bioethicists familiar with the Texas law said Monday that IF THE SCHIAVO CASE HAD OCCURRED IN TEXAS, her husband would be the legal decision-maker and, because he and her doctors agreed that she had no hope of recovery, HER FEEDING TUBE WOULD BE DISCONNECTED.

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King Goerge caught in another...yawn...lie

His response? "And what're you gonna do about it? Hey, want some wood? Snork snork snork..."

Industy=good, taxpayers=bad...again

Factories may keep poisoning us when stopping would be too expensive...for them; sacrifices must be made...by us...if America is to rule the world.

Click headline, read and then you tell me what we can do to stop these people.

Do you feel a draft?

All you fire-breathing young chickenhawks out there who demanded Gulf War II and DIDN'T enlist may still get your chance to serve your king and his holy war for oil and fiberty, and stuff.

(Note: The Army just upped its enlistment age from "under 35" to "under 40." You can count on the same for those who get caught in the draft.
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EXCERPTS

Arms inspector turned peace activist, Scott Ritter, says get ready for the draft; says he "will not support a new Roman Legion."

Ritter contends that the Military is becoming less functional as a tool of an ambitious foreign policy that, he says, is headed for showdown with Iran, an adversary far more ominous than Iraq.

That, he says, will mandate the inevitable reinstitution of a draft. “A breakdown of our military’s ability to handle these adventures. Congress will be confronted with that and congress will have to take action. So, the blame will be thrust on the shoulders of congress, and the Bush administration will say ‘Well, we didn’t want this’. But, it had to happen.”

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IRS only going after "librul" churches?

Wait a minute, what about that Baptist "minister" who said his goal was to kill "liberalism?" Why doesn't his church lose its tax-exempt status? (See archives.) Or is that a self-answering question?

Again, an entire article, but this time to save you from having to register (for free) to read it.
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IRS probes politics at church

A Liberty City church's tax-exempt status is in jeopardy as the IRS has launched a probe into a visit by former candidate John Kerry last fall. Some wonder if the probe is politically motivated.

BY ANDREA ROBINSON
The Miami Herald

The IRS has notified a Liberty City church that it is under investigation for possibly engaging in political activity -- putting its tax-exempt status into question.

The probe is related to an appearance last October by Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry and several black leaders, including U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek of Miami, the Rev. Al Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

The reason for the investigation, an IRS official wrote in a 10-page letter obtained by The Herald, is that ``a reasonable belief exists that Friendship Missionary Baptist Church has engaged in political activities that could jeopardize its tax-exempt status as a church.''

Rev. Gaston Smith took a break from the revelry and worship of Palm Sunday services to inform the congregation about the inquiry. He said visits by political candidates are nothing new, and that the 75-year-old church did not violate U.S. tax code, as suggested in the letter. He has hired former U.S. Attorney Guy Lewis to defend the church in the inquiry.

''This is not about politics. It's about principles,'' Smith said. Silence fell over the congregation as he spoke.

The inquiry raises serious questions about whether the predominantly black church can keep its tax-exempt status. If it fails, members and contributors could not deduct tithes and other gifts, upon which churches heavily rely to operate.

Both men predicted Friendship, 740 NW 58th St., would prevail.

Addressing the congregation, Lewis said that after being contacted by Smith, it took him ''about a second'' to take the case. He said he took the case pro bono.

''It is important that the church be able to remain a tax-exempt organization,'' Lewis said. ``I have faith in our government. I have faith in the IRS as well.''

Federal tax law prohibits churches from participating in political campaigns. Beyond the legal questions, the inquiry is likely to energize the debate raised last fall about the role of churches during national elections. Watchdog groups complained to the IRS shortly after Kerry's visit to Friendship, saying that it amounted to a ``rally.''

PROBE QUESTIONED

Although both Smith and Lewis discounted that the letter was politically motivated, some in the audience did not. They wondered if similar letters were sent to any church that hosted President Bush.

It is not clear whose complaint triggered the IRS investigation, nor is it known if other churches are under investigation related to the 2004 campaign cycle.

An IRS spokesman could not be reached for comment. Federal law forbids the agency from speaking about an investigation or say if the letter even exists.

Meek, the statewide chairman of Kerry's failed presidential campaign, said the complaints came from outsider groups that may specifically be targeting black churches. He said two other Miami-area churches received inquiry notices last year, but declined to name them or discuss the probes.

''I would like for these groups to show their face. What they're doing is launching complaints against African-American churches in Florida, which is very unfortunate, and in some cases embarrassing for the institution,'' Meek said.

Last year, the IRS was decried for investigating whether a speech by NAACP Chairman Julian Bond last summer criticizing the Bush administration violated tax law.

Bond said he felt the probe was politically motivated and meant to have a chilling effect on the NAACP and its efforts to register black voters.

Included with the letter is a 21-item questionnaire that the church must answer regarding the circumstances leading up to and during Kerry's appearance.

Among the questions: Did the pastor endorse Kerry or oppose another presidential candidate? Did the church coordinate the event with the Kerry campaign? Were contributions solicited on behalf of the campaign?

''We are not scared of anything because God has not given us a spirit of fear,'' Smith told his congregation.

IRS officials wrote that their concerns were based on an Oct. 13 news report in a tax publication that reported Friendship hosted a ''rally'' on behalf of Kerry.

'During the service, the church's pastor . . . introduced Kerry as `the next president of the United States' and told the crowd that 'to bring our country out of despair, despondency and disgust, God has sent John Kerry,' '' the report said.

An article published in The Herald on Oct. 22 quoted Smith as saying, ``to bring our country out of despair, despondency and disgust, God has a John Kerry.''

Nothing the preacher did or said should affect the church's tax-exempt status, Lewis said. ``Everything he and the church did was in accord with the law.''

`WASN'T A RALLY'

Larry Lawton, a church deacon, said the October service was nothing out of the ordinary.

The service lineup was pretty much the same: Praise and worship, followed by Smith's sermon and altar call. He said Kerry spoke for maybe five minutes, followed by two each for the two civil rights leaders.

''It wasn't a rally. We had church, and like the pastor said, we had two people to come up that day and get saved,'' Lawton said.

Smith and other members pointed out that the week before, Miami-Dade mayoral candidates Jimmy Morales, a Democrat, and Carlos Alvarez, a Republican who later was elected, made a campaign stop.

Kerry's visit was covered by national media, and drew several complaints from the watchdog group Americans United for Separation of Church and State, which said Kerry's appearance was ``a clear case of a church hosting a partisan political rally.''

The letter almost certainly will fuel the growing debate over how far churches -- and their leaders -- can get involved in political activity.

If Jesus comes back in the next three years, Karl Rove will kill Him again

I rarely post an entire column. I hope Harvey doesn't mind this time.
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Harvey Wasserman

If Jesus returns, Karl Rove will kill him
March 22, 2005

As we enter another Easter Season, it's become all too obvious that if Christ returns, those who hate in his name will slime him, then kill him.

Christ was a long-haired peace activist who would have been sickened to his soul by the war in Iraq. "Blessed are the peacemakers" Jesus said in his defining Sermon on the Mount. "Turn the other cheek...Love thy neighbor."

Such hippie-radical ideals are the "Christian" right wing's worst nightmare. The GOP would never tolerate an upstart like Jesus gathering a following in the face of their corporate-fundamentalist crusade. These are self-proclaimed Christians who love power but would despise the actual Christ, just as they love a Zionist Israel but believe actual Jews are doomed to Hell.

In the wake of Jesus's inspiring life of non-violent rebellion, a perverse liturgy weighted by twenty centuries of intolerant bloodthirsty bigotry has erupted in his name. Attacks on people of color, on nations with oil, on humans of the same gender who love each other, on youth who enjoy sex….all have become staples of a new fundamentalist crusade doing in Christ's name things that would have left him horrified.

In large part through the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus came to be viewed as Divine because he spoke eloquently for a gracious, loving God.

Karl Rove, Tom DeLay, George Bush and their corporate-fundamentalist minions speak to and for a very different kind of God, one at war with the Deity described by Christ.

Bush-Rove's Master is a spiteful dictator, defined by hate and greed, intolerance and hypocrisy.

Christ kicked the moneychangers out of the temple. Today's Republicans have enshrined them.

Christ spoke of a God of compassion and joy.

Today's "religious" right wingers worship Meanness of Spirit, a greed-driven war-loving totalitarianism. The only way to salvation, they say is THEIR way, through a nature-hating Authority that tramples all Jesus preached.

As Tecumseh, the great Shawnee spirit-warrior, allegedly shouted at William Henry Harrison in the early 1800s: "When Jesus Christ came upon the Earth, you killed him. The son of your own God. And only after he was dead did you worship him and start killing those who would not. "

If Christ came back today to resume preaching the Sermon on the Mount, Karl Rove would slime him in the media, then kill him outright, then turn his words into conservative hatespeak, then kill those who refuse to follow in his name.

If Christ came back to organize against Bush's war, Rove's pet bloviators would shriek about Mary Magdalene. Isn't that her next to Christ in DaVinci's "Last Supper"? Wasn't she pregnant with Christ's bastard child. Who let her catch his blood dripping from the cross?

Rush Limbaugh would demand to how this "Son of God" could have a relationship out of wedlock? Who was he to feed loaves and fishes to the undeserving poor, prolonging the existence of inferior racial stock? Who said he could attack those moneychangers who are the Elect of God and the sponsors of Rush's air time?

Then O'Reilly would slime the Easter thing. A self-anointed "peace prophet" rising from the tomb? Poppycock, he'd say. Just another pinko hippie terrorist conspiracy theory.

But if Christ persisted, and built a following like, say, Martin Luther King or Malcolm X, Cesar Chavez or Nelson Mandela…well….they'd kill him.

They'd blame a patsy, like, say the Jews, or the terrorists, or the Willie Hortons. They'd designate a straw man to take the fall for the assassination.

Rove would cloud his death in shadowy scandal. Stories would surface of unconfirmed debts. Or tainted investments. Maybe something about hashish, no stranger to the region.

Hannity would feature some jilted lovers. There'd be rumors Jesus was gay. Talk of a love triangle. Ugly gossip about Mary and Judas. False leads about Jews wanting him dead. New doubts about that "virgin birth."

Whatever it would take to slime the sheen off an anti-war "Son of God" and to turn his death tawdry, Rove would do.

But would Jesus stand for the slaughter of 100,000 Iraqis in his name for oil and dubious Biblical prophecy? What would Christ think about a president in love with the torture chamber and electric chair? What would Jesus, who hated hypocrisy, say about a Bush who scampers back to prolong the life of a brain-dead woman, but who gleefully executed 150 people as governor and still more as president? How would Jesus cope with a self-proclaimed Divinity demanding the death penalty for children?

And what would Jesus say about torture in American prisons, where much the same is being done to innocent inmates as was done to Christ himself on the way to Calvary? Mel Gibson's "Passion of the Christ" could serve as a documentary of the daily torture and slaughter among the 2.2 million prisoners held in the US military and civilian gulag, a barbaric prison system that makes the Romans' seem benign by comparison.

Systematic sexual abuse by both prison guards and Catholic priests? The wholesale slaughter of Iraqi children? The debasement by corporate money of both church and state?

Christ would lead the non-violent charge against these cornerstones of GOP rule---until Rove killed him.

What would Jesus do about gay marriage? "Love they neighbor," he'd say.

What business is it of those who use his name, he would ask, to prolong bigotry and intolerance just as 50 years ago those same cynical haters claimed Biblical sanction for laws preventing people of different colors from marrying one another.

Christ would never stand for such bigotry. So Karl Rove would have him killed.

Hitler claimed Christ was an Aryan supremacist. Now Rove, DeLay & company use him to sell dictatorial, greed-driven, gay-hating, war loving hypocrisy.

Easter says otherwise. It should remind us that if Jesus returned to preach the Gandhian love-thy-neighbor subversion with which he challenged the Romans, Karl Rove would do what Pontius Pilate did.

But Rove would be better at the spin.

Clinton's activist judge renounces "Culture of Life"

Breaking news

According to FAUXNEWS, who remind us of it every 3-4 minutes, the most important issue is that President Clinton appointed Judge Whittemore.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. District Court Judge James Whittemore has refused to order the tube feeding of brain-damaged Florida woman Terri Schiavo, CNN reported on Tuesday.

The U.S. Congress and President Bush intervened to prolong Schiavo's life after her feeding tube was removed on Friday on the order of a Florida court.
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Nevertheless, that very gubmntal intervention still guarantees the moral/decent/wholesome/family values/compassionate "Culture of Life" and, therefore, free universal healthcare for everyone FOR LIFE. You'll trade your privacy for that, right?

I wish I could post cartoons

But I can't, so you'll have to click on the headline to see this one. Go do it now. Then send it to everyone you know.

The fantasy world of compassionate yadda yaddas

The issue isn't that the fascists want us to swallow their &@(($#!+, it's that half of Americans do.

Soma Nation
A Threat Greater Than Terrorism
By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS

Delusion has settled over America. Washington cannot tell fact from fantasy. Neither can sycophantic media nor nothink economists.

The Bush administration is the first government in history to initiate a war based entirely on fantasy--fantasy about nonexistent "weapons of mass destruction," fantasy about nonexistent "terrorist links," fantasy about "liberating" a people from their culture, fantasy about a "cakewalk" invasion, fantasy about America's omnipotence.

Reality has yet to penetrate the Oval Office or America's "red state" consciousness. The gratuitous invasion of Iraq, the torture and the war crimes have made America despised the world over. Our once formidable alliances are shattered.

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Catholic "Culture of Life" vs fascist abomination "Culture of Life"

I can't wait for King Goerge, Dr. First and Nurse DeLay to come out against the death penalty...THIS WEEK.

Will "Passion Week" become "Compassion Week" from now on? We're also waiting for "Terri's Law" that guarantees free universal healthcare for all Americans like what they want for Terri...THIS WEEK. (See archives)
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Bishops Fight Death Penalty in New Drive

The country's Roman Catholic bishops on Monday announced a
more prominent effort to bar the death penalty.

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Repost: Condo endorses Big Brother church

Could there be a clearer message about the Neuropan fascist plan for one official religion here where the gubmnt will approve what happens in worship services? It's been clear to many of us for 25 years, or more. Do you get it yet?

Rest assured, the Falwellians are already spinning this in the opposite direction (God/King Goerge/fiberty/yadda yadda/blah blah). And their demons will rejoice because they think Big Brother's church will be THEIR church.

But will it be a Southern Baptist church, a Southern Methodist church, Condo's Presbyterian Church, a non-demoninational pentecostal church, a rich evangelical church, or what? (We know it won't be an AME church, that's for sure.)

Will there be musical instruments? Will women preach? Will there be snakes and foot-washing? Will all baptisms take place in polluted rivers and streams? Will communion be weekly, quarterly, or when? Will the required 10% tithe finally be considered a tax?

They have no idea of the civil war that awaits them when the time comes to name Big Brother's church. Will they call it OneChurch? Or will they just name it after King Goerge, the new state church's first saint.

I can't wait to watch the fur fly.
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BEIJING, March 20 - The congregation at Gangwashi Protestant Church broke into applause for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday evening as she rose to leave after the Palm Sunday service.

Gangwashi is one of a handful of China's STATE-APPROVED churches, allowed to operate in this officially atheistic country only if ALL ELEMENTS--INCLUDING HYMNS AND SCRIPTURE--ARE CLEARED BY THE GOVERNMENT.

Ms. Rice, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister, said she did not want to miss Palm Sunday while traveling*. But SHE CLEARLY ALSO WANTED TO MAKE A STATEMENT in China; services would have been easier to attend in one of the many Protestant churches in Seoul, South Korea, where she spent the morning and afternoon....

(on) Sunday evening, she settled into the first row of the packed church, smiling, and put on headphones to hear a translation of the minister's remarks. One of his GOVERNMENT-APPROVED STATEMENTS was, "The Lord came not to overthrow the government."

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(*I want someone to publish her church attendance record for the REST OF THE YEAR, while travelling or not. Or is she one of those three-religious-holidays-a-year people? I also want to know King Goerge's attendance record, and Cheney's, and those of every rethuglicon fascist in Congress, starting with Dr. First and Nurse DeLay. And I want proof.)

Call it what it was: A constitutional coup d'etat

And one popular only among the most rabid Neuropan fascists and religious wrong abominations (also Neuropan fascists, but more so).

Terri Schiavo's case is the only one* in which parents are able to have a federal court review state court rulings on the fate of their loved one. (*It probably cannot be used as a precedent in future such cases, so the fascists in Congress will have to pass a bill each time they want to usurp states' rights, privacy and the Constitution.)

THE MIDNIGHT COUP D'ETAT

Republican leaders, eyeing an opportunity to appease their radical right-wing constituents, convened Congress over the weekend to shamelessly interject the federal government into the wrenching Schiavo family dispute. They brushed aside our federalist system of government, which assigns the resolution of such disputes to state law, and state judges. Even President Bush flew back from his ranch to Washington on Sunday to be in on what amounts to a constitutional coup d'etat.

Conservatives are the historical defenders of states' rights, and the supposed proponents of keeping big government out of people's lives, but this case once again shows that some social conservatives are happy to see the federal government acquire Stalinist proportions when imposing their morality on the rest of the country. So breathtaking was this attempted usurpation of power, wresting jurisdiction over a right-to-die case away from Florida's judiciary, that Republican leaders in the end had to agree to limit this legislation's applicability to the Schiavo case.

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What actual Americans think about the Neuropan fascists' constitutional coup d'etat

"If you were in this condition, would you want to be kept alive, or not?"

Kept Alive 8%
Not Kept Alive 87%
Unsure 4%

(Goto below poll and see how dramatically those numbers have changed AGAINST the fascists since they staged this constitutional coup d'etat)

http://pollingreport.com/news.htm

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Monday, March 21, 2005

Meanwhile, back to something that matters

Reason #1522 for all this &*(($#!+ about a "Culture of Life" and steroids in baseball. Talk about your Weapons of Mass Distraction.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A U.S. soldier has been killed in action in Iraq's western Al Anbar province, the U.S. military said on Monday.

The soldier, who was deployed with the 1 Marine Expeditionary Force, died on Sunday, the military said in a statement. It gave few details on grounds that information could help guerrillas and put U.S. troops at greater risk.

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Leatherneck becomes peacenik

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. — If you were young and tough and wanted a challenge, Jimmy Massey was the man to see. He was gung ho. He was Semper Fi. He was the strutting, cussing, tobacco-chewing Marine recruiter.

The staff sergeant won scores of recruits in this and other patriotic mountain towns by talking courage, honor, commitment. Then, following his own adage — "you gotta walk the walk" — he went to Iraq.

That was two years ago, before Massey left the Marines, returned to Waynesville, and began saying things about the war that make people wonder whether they really knew him in the first place. These days Massey carries a sign around town that says he killed Iraqi civilians. He confesses to having enticed some recruits with false promises, and encouraged others to lie on applications. He has gone to Canada to testify for an Army deserter seeking asylum, and he has spoken at peace rallies.

He left a Marine recruiter and returned a peacenik.

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Brit spy: "King Goerge is a lying, fascist warmonger"

Thanks, but we already knew that. And where were you two years ago when your revelations would have done some good?

Remember that now we know King Goerge was planning to steal Iraq months before 9/11. Not that Iraq had anything to do with 9/11. (See archives)

MI6 chief told PM: Americans ‘fixed’ case for war Nick Fielding

THE HEAD of MI6 told Tony Blair that the case for war against Iraq was being “fixed” by the Americans to suit the policy, according to a BBC documentary that will reignite its battle with the government.

Blair followed the US lead by failing to reveal publicly doubts about the quality of intelligence that he had requested to support the case for war, the programme claims.

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King Goerge was FOR pulling the plug on people like Terri Shiavo before he was AGAINST it

The Mother of All Flip-flops from the Flip-flopper--in--Thief

Well, that was before he went to work for the fascist abominations who call themselves the religious "right."

See also

“Inappropriate treatment” was defined under the 1999 Texas law (that Prince Goerge signed) as ‘medical treatment for which the patient cannot pay’.

http://thinkprogress.org/index.php?p=480

Remember when it was only libruls who were out of touch with mainstream America?

Whoever that is and whatever that means.

CNN Poll

Fifty-six percent of Americans agree with the decision to remove (Terri Schiavo's) feeding tube -- including 54 percent of Republicans and 55 percent of people who attend church at least monthly, according to a poll released Monday.

Forty-seven Democrats voted with the rethuglicons. Let them know we will remember their names when the mid-terms roll around next year.

Just shows how wrong some people can be

Remember when the compassionate rethuglicons were just sure Terri Schiavo would make terrific political fodder...in a non-partisan, non-political way, of course (according to Nurse DeLay's own words). These compassionate talking points allegedly came from Rick Santorum's office.

March 21: The Day Privacy Died

Privacy died today.

Or rather, privacy was murdered today. Strangled, stomped flat and flushed down the sewer. King Goerge, Congress, the religious "right" and all small-gubmnt cancervatives everywhere scored a resounding victory and put to rest now and for all time the question, "Can the gubmnt stick its nose into every single aspect of your life?"

The answer was a deafening, "Hell, yes. And what are you gonna do about it?"

On the other hand, with the same fell swoop, those very people ensured us all free healthcare for life, just like Terri Schiavo will get for decades to come. Money will fall from the sky into doctors' pockets and hospitals' coffers, and one will pay for healthcare ever again.

Privacy is a small thing to trade for all that iron-clad security, don't you think? Let's be sure to hold their feet to the fire about their "Culture of Life," shall we?

Now, about that war in Iraq...

"Culture of Life" sweeps the country

And the internets. Click on headline to see how many links Mr. McGoogle has on the subject.

And stop hanging around with all those anti-life people. You know who I mean. They look French, smell funny and eat babies.

Did Dr. First and Nurse DeLay just guarantee us all universal healthcare?

Who said Lent was supposed to be a time of doing without?

(I didn't come up with this idea, but I like what I read somewhere earlier.)

With King Goerge's and Congress's swift action to "save" Terri Schiavo from her murderous husband and those blood-thirsty doctors who would strangle her and throw her troublesome corpse into the dumpster, America's compassionate "Culture of Life" is now a matter of record. None of us ever need fear being unable to afford ANY healthcare ever again. Not as long as King Goerge the Compassionate rules the land.

The compassionate GOP and the compassionater religious "right" have spoken. Life matters, money doesn't. Can't afford a heart transplant? No problem. Dr. First will gladly find you a new heart* and put it in for free. Hey, that's what he did before going to the Senate. He and his dad are world famous, and deservedly so, for saving countless lives with their cardiological gifts and skills.

(*Plenty of unused hearts in Congress, Doc. Take Nurse DeLay's first, First; he'll never miss it.)

I'm betting this whole maneuver was nothing less than a pre-emptive strike on Hillary Clinton's campaign platform for 2008. We all remember how she was reviled by cancervatives in the early '90s for insinuating that a rich country like America should...gasp!...provide universal healthcare to its citizens.

But that was then and this is now. Now those very cancervatives are all "compassionate," and stuff, and only care about knowing What Would Jesus Do.

I can't wait for Dr. First and Nurse DeLay to introduce, as a continuation their nation-wide, gubmntal celebration of Holy Week, what could only be called, "Terri's Law." This new law will show us all how much King Goerge and his friends truly love us. It surely will end all worries about the cost of healthcare forever.

So, c'mon, Congress, you've already interrupted your two-week vacation. Go ahead and get it done in the next day or two, and Maundy Thursday won't be so maundy as usual. Now we know how quickly you can act when you want to. You do want to write "Terri's Law," don't you?

Or will the Democrats find a little Holy Week spine and beat you to the punch?

Freedom is on the mend...maybe

I think some redneck-staters are beginning to wake up and smell the fascism. Or maybe some blue-staters are finally saying something besides, "Please don't hurt me."

Federal Intervention in Schiavo Case Prompts Broad Public Disapproval

March 21, 2005 -- Americans broadly and strongly disapprove of federal intervention in the Terri Schiavo case, with sizable majorities saying Congress is overstepping its bounds for political gain.

The public, by 63 percent-28 percent, supports the removal of Schiavo's feeding tube, and by a 25-point margin opposes a law mandating federal review of her case. Congress passed such legislation and President Bush signed it early today.

That legislative action is distinctly unpopular: Not only do 60 percent oppose it, more — 70 percent — call it inappropriate for Congress to get involved in this way. And by a lopsided 67 percent-19 percent, most think the elected officials trying to keep Schiavo alive are doing so more for political advantage than out of concern for her or for the principles involved.

This ABC News poll also finds that the Schiavo case has prompted an enormous level of personal discussion: Half of Americans say that as a direct result of hearing about this case, they've spoken with friends or family members about what they'd want done if they were in a similar condition. NEARLY EIGHT IN 10 WOULD NOT WANT TO BE KEPT ALIVE.

(But God would tell King Goerge, Dr. First and Nurse DeLay to keep you alive anyway because it's the moral/decent/compassionate/christian/yadda yadda/blah blah thing to do to energize cancervative voters--in a non-political way, of course.)

America is having a nightmare

Read. Get mad. Do something. And get ready.

From the bogus to the outrageous to the illegal, we are now living the American Nightmare.
By Steve Fowle

They will come for you. They are coming for you.

Calling all alleged cancervatives who claim to want a small gubmnt that will leave people alone...or was that all just more moral/decent/compassionate/christian lies for dummies who'll believe anything they hear from a pulpit or on amtalkingheadradio?

Nonprofit Groups Question Motive for Federal Actions

The N.A.A.C.P., which is locked in a standoff with the
I.R.S., is not the only group that believes it is being
made a government target for its positions on issues.

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Condo endorses Big Brother-controlled worship

Could there be a clearer message about their plan for one official religion here? It's been clear to many of us for 25 years, or more. Do you get it yet?

Rest assured, the Falwellians are already spinning this in the opposite direction (God/King Goerge/fiberty/yadda yadda/blah blah). And their demons will rejoice because they think Big Brother's church will be THEIR church.

But will it be a Southern Baptist church, a Southern Methodist church, Condo's Presbyterian Church, a non-demoninational pentecostal church, a rich evangelical church, or what?

Will there be musical instruments? Will women preach? Will there be snakes and foot-washing? Will all baptisms take place in polluted rivers and streams? Will communion be weekly, quarterly, or when? Will the required 10% tithe finally be considered a tax?

They have no idea of the civil war that awaits them when the time comes to name Big Brother's church. Will they call it OneChurch? Or will they just name it after King Goerge, the new state church's first saint.

I can't wait to watch the fur fly.
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BEIJING, March 20 - The congregation at Gangwashi Protestant Church broke into applause for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday evening as she rose to leave after the Palm Sunday service.

Gangwashi is one of a handful of China's STATE-APPROVED churches, allowed to operate in this officially atheistic country only if ALL ELEMENTS--INCLUDING HYMNS AND SCRIPTURE--ARE CLEARED BY THE GOVERNMENT.

Ms. Rice, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister, said she did not want to miss Palm Sunday while traveling. But SHE CLEARLY ALSO WANTED TO MAKE A STATEMENT in China; services would have been easier to attend in one of the many Protestant churches in Seoul, South Korea, where she spent the morning and afternoon....

(on) Sunday evening, she settled into the first row of the packed church, smiling, and put on headphones to hear a translation of the minister's remarks. One of his GOVERNMENT-APPROVED STATEMENTS was, "The Lord came not to overthrow the government."

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