Friday, April 08, 2005

Italians cheer Clinton, jeer King Goerge

Of course, I'm enjoying this. Aren't you?

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The rest of the world doesn't hate us all, just King Goerge

Clinton shook hands, King Goerge shook in his boots from inside an armored car, the sissy.

Italians remember when we had a real president

Clinton cheered, King Goerge booed. 'Nuff said.

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Expect terist alerts and tax cuts very soon

Mandate, schmandate, Americans are finally waking up and solidly rejecting King Goerge and his fascist junta's plan for turning America into theocratic, feudal Europe (Neuropa). Recent polling numbers alone prove last fall's election was rigged. (Google for "Black Box Voting.") Not even red staters are stupid enough in large enough quantities to actually elect this dangerous fool.

Poll: Bush, Congress Approval Slumping

WASHINGTON - President Bush's standing with the public is slumping just three months into his final term, but Americans have an even lower regard for the job being done by Congress. Bush's job approval is at 44 percent, with 54 percent disapproving. Only 37 percent have a favorable opinion of the work being done by the Republican-controlled Congress, according to an AP-Ipsos poll.

Bush's job approval was at 49 percent in January, while Congress was at 41 percent.

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I'm also for criminalizing broadcast indecency if it includes lying and hatespeech

In other words, everything seen and heard on FAUXNEWS and from Robertson, Falwell, Dobson, and most of amtalkingheadradio.

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US troops to protect Trans-Afghan oil pipeline indefinitely

You and I will continue to pay for sending soldiers to die so that King Goerge's buddies can have sole access to the pipeline. But I imagine KG will say it's for fiberty, and stuff.

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If only we'd known

Remember when Prince Goerge said in 1978 that Social Security would be bankrupt by 1988? He's been wrong about literally everything, and lied about the rest, and still half the people in this country love the ground he pisses on.

It gets worse. When he was in binniss school, Prince Goerge called FDR a socialist and condemned Social Security and the rest of the New Deal that kept hundreds of thousands of people from literally starving to death.

King Goerge is the worst president we could ever have. His fascist junta must be stopped. Get geared up for the mid-terms. We must take back Congress.

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Purple Heart-winning queer wants to destroy military families

Gay U.S. Soldier Wants to Serve Openly and Cause Military Couples to Get Divorced. Why does he hate America and God, in that order?

WASHINGTON (AP) - An Army sergeant who was wounded in Iraq wants a chance to remain in the military as an openly gay soldier, a desire that's bringing him into conflict with the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

Sgt. Robert Stout, 23, says he has not encountered trouble from fellow soldiers and would like to stay if not for the policy that permits gay men and women to serve only if they keep their sexual orientation a secret.

"I know a ton of gay men that would be more than willing to stay in the Army if they could just be open," Stout said in an interview with The Associated Press. "But if we have to stay here and hide our lives all the time, it's just not worth it."

Stout, of Utica, Ohio, was awarded the Purple Heart after a grenade sent pieces of shrapnel into his arm, face and legs while he was operating a machine gun on an armored Humvee last May.

He is believed to be the first gay soldier wounded in Iraq to publicly discuss his sexuality, said Aaron Belkin, director of the Center for the Study of Sexual Minorities in the Military at the University of California-Santa Barbara.

"We can't keep hiding the fact that there's gay people in the military and they aren't causing any harm," said Stout, who says he is openly gay among most of his 26-member platoon, which is part of the 9th Engineer Battalion based in Schweinfurt, Germany.

Stout, who served in Iraq for more than a year as a combat engineer, said by acknowledging he is gay, he could be jailed and probably will be discharged before his scheduled release date of May 31.

"The old armchair thought that gay people destroy unit camaraderie and cohesion is just wrong," Stout said. "They said the same things when they tried to integrate African-Americans and women into the military."

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More flip-flops from the Flip-flopper--in--Thief

First, King Goerge flip-flops on the unPatriot Acts, now No Rich, White Child Left Behind. Only rigged elections could have put this redneck loser in office...twice.

Facing State Protests, U.S. Offers More Flexibility on
School Rules

The secretary of education sought to set a new, more
cooperative tone in her response to resistance to No Child
Left Behind.

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Thursday, April 07, 2005

How to get a permanent file with the Secret Service

All you have to do is state publicly that you want republicans to lose the White House.

Read it. And get ready. They are. You'd better, too. I'm got readier last weekend, and will get even more so this weekend.

Patriot Act or Wannsee Protocol?

"No, we didn't abuse the Patriot Act to defame an innocent man."

"Yes, we used the Patriot Act to determine that man was innocent."

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Their biggest lie about HR 3799

VALID QUESTION
Does this legislation violate the "Non-Establishment" clause of the Constitution?

LIE ANSWER
No, because it does not allow for the "establishment" of religion. The essence of religious "establishment" is state endorsement of a particular religion to the exclusion of all others. The acknowledgement of God is, if anything, an endorsement of religion in general, to the exclusion of none.

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Why some of us gun-owners favor gun control laws

SOME gun control laws. Not all.


These folks and their wildcat machine guns and white supremacist literature give the rest of us decent recreational shooters a bad name.

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"Okay, we all lied, but invading Iraq was the right thing to do." Huh?

Isn't it amazing how they all keep saying this, and no one follows up with, "How, exactly, was it the right thing to do if everything you said was a lie?"

See how the rest of the world views America when people aren't poisoned by the vast, right-wing conspiracy liars network.

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Here's the rethuglicon who wrote that "fake" memo

Isn't it nice to be able to tell a fascist co-worker to just stop lying and supporting other liars?

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Hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

"Now I'm not saying I condone such behavior. But if they keep doing to our country what they've been doing for the past few years, no one should be surprised to see this sort of thing happen more and more in the future."

Fascist gets pie in the face, gets so confused, he forgets he's the fascist.

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America growing afraid of rethuglicon "morals" blitzkrieg

Many wary of GOP's moral agenda
Poll: Public disliked Schiavo intervention

WASHINGTON — The controversy over Terri Schiavo has raised concerns among many Americans about the moral agenda of the Republican Party and the political power of conservative Christians, a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll finds.

In the survey, most Americans disapprove of the efforts by President Bush and Congress to draw federal courts into the dispute over treatment of the brain-damaged Florida woman. She died last week.

Some old stereotypes about the two parties have been reversed:

•By 55%-40%, respondents say Republicans, traditionally the party of limited government, are “trying to use the federal government to interfere with the private lives of most Americans” on moral values.

•By 53%-40%, they say Democrats, who sharply expanded government since the Depression, aren't trying to interfere on moral issues.

The debate over Schiavo has spotlighted the central role “values” issues — abortion, stem cell research, same-sex marriage and the right to live or die — now play in politics.

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"Fake" Schiavo memo written by lying, fascist rethuglicon

"Schiavo memo" that fascist liars all insisted was "fake," "creation of biasedlibrulmedia" and "Democrat hoax" came from...wait for it...one of their own.

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Even red staters are waking up to just how dangerous King Goerge really is

Americans not satisfied with country’s track

Over the past several weeks, the American public has watched Washington tie itself in knots over whether or not to get involved in the case over Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube, over the role of the judiciary in such situations and over Social Security’s future. And according to the newest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, the public doesn’t necessarily like this whole picture: Only a third believes the country is headed on the right track, an overwhelming majority says Congress should not intervene in cases like Schiavo’s and overall support for President Bush’s proposal to overhaul Social Security is declining.

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King Goerge spends millions of our money trying to give the rest of it to his crooked friends on Wall Street

Cost of Social Security Drive Cited
Democrat Waxman Seeks GAO Accounting

The Bush administration's ongoing Social Security blitz is unusual in scale in the selling of a domestic policy, mobilizing the president and vice president, four Cabinet secretaries and 17 lesser officials, down to an associate director of strategic planning for the White House budget office.

It also may be one of the most costly in memory, well into the millions of dollars, according to some rough, unofficial calculations.

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Anti-American thought for the day

Anyone who opposes war, especially one started with lies for world domination, must hate America, right? And God, the flag and mom's apple pie, too.


Most wars are started by well-fed people with time on their hands to dream up half-baked ideologies or grandiose ambitions, and to nurse real or imagined grievances.
– Thomas Sowe

1544 dead in Iraq for King Goerge's lies

Some reports that Pentagon is hiding true casualty number indicate death toll may be as high as 6000. (See archives)

Constitution 1, fascism 0

Activist judge persecutes patriot for plotting to kill activist judge

America intact a little while longer; DeLay, Robertson throw another hissyfit
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40-Year Term for Supremacist in Plot on Judge

Matthew Hale was convicted of plotting to kill a federal
judge a month after briefly becoming a suspect in the
slaying of the judge's mother and husband.

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Maureen Dowd does it to me again

Recent history reminds me of why I've said for years that the best thing that could happen to America--in the long run--would be for the rethuglicons to have their way unchecked for eight years so everyone could finally see just how badly they want to turn our country into feudal Europe. I was wrong. They made their plans clear in far less time that I thought they'd take.
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The Passion of the Tom

Before, Republicans just scared other people. Now, they're
starting to scare themselves.

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Wednesday, April 06, 2005

In case you're getting bombarded by the vast, right-wing conspiracy lies about the "Schiavo memo"

The vr-wc talking points have been loud, clear and verbatim: "That memo was a Democrat hoax." Except it wasn't. The source was strongly suspected from the beginning, now we know for sure. So tell your nemeses to read this and shut up. Not that Der Ruschkopf or Spawn Hannity will even acknowledge this story exists, meaning their mindless minions won't ever know about it.
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Author Of Schiavo Memo Steps Forward
Sen. Martinez's Counsel Cited Upside for GOP

The legal counsel to Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) admitted yesterday that he was the author of a memo citing the political advantage to Republicans of intervening in the case of Terri Schiavo, the senator said in an interview last night.

Brian Darling, a former lobbyist for the Alexander Strategy Group on gun rights and other issues, offered his resignation and it was immediately accepted, Martinez said.

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End of an era

Martin Sheen is no longer POTUS.

Will we ever have another real president who speaks English in complete sentences and stands for something besides just getting elected?

It's easy to point out the stupidity, hyprocisy and criminality of the GOP, this fascist junta in particular. But that doesn't give us a leader.

We have been looking for a leader for five years to no avail. The last couple of weeks have presented several golden opportunities for a leader to emerge. None has.

If rethuglicons are corporate whores, Democrats are only slightly less expensive escorts for the same pimps. Our only hope is to withhold support and donations from all alleged "progressives" until someone shows a little actual, bold leadership.

My fear is that no one around now is even capable of leadership. Dr. Dean is doing well as DNC chair, but will never be a contender for the White House again. DeLay is toast, but he's only good for our fundraising in the near future. Watching him crash and burn doesn't provide us with a better replacement. Various NGOs yell and jump up and down, but cannot become a party united FOR a strong, clear agenda that will resuscitate America from the coma of the past four years.

Some pet projects and party platform planks (sorry) will have to be sacrificed in the near future for party unity and a broad support base. We and America as an entity simply cannot afford another Ralph Nader-esque stunt like the one from 2000 which gave our country over to the fascists. We must be willing to compromise some things for the greater good. We do it in our household budgets, now we must do it in our political activities.

Think "united front." Speak it. Write it. Act on it. If we fail in 2008, our country is lost.

Don't forget Jed Bartlet's legacy as the leader we wish we could have.

I'm not the only one wondering where the actual christians are

Where Are The Good Christians?
The fanatics and nutjobs now running the show sure give honest believers a bad name

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Back online

Sick computer is now feeling much better. Please stay tuned.

ChristianLibrul

Worst...president...ever

But then, some of us have been saying this for years.


Gallup: Bush Approval Rating Lowest Ever for 2nd-Term Prez at this Point

NEW YORK It's not uncommon to hear or read pundits referring to President George W. Bush as a "popular" leader or even a "very popular" one. Even some of his critics in the press refer to him this way. Perhaps they need to check the latest polls.

President Bush's approval rating has plunged to the lowest level of any president since World War II at this point in his second term, the Gallup Organization reported today.

All other presidents who served a second term had approval ratings well above 50% in the March following their election, Gallup reported.

Presidents Truman and Johnson had finished out the terms of their predecessors, and then won election on their own for a second term.

Bush's current rating is 45%. The next lowest was Reagan with 56% in March 1985.

More bad signs for the president: Gallup's survey now finds only 38% expressing satisfaction with the "state of the country" while 59% are "dissatisfied." One in three Americans feel the economy is excellent or good, while the rest find it "only fair" or poor.

Gallup noted that more challenges lie ahead for Bush, including public doubts about his Social Security plan and Iraq policies.

Here are the approval ratings for presidents as recorded by Gallup (all for March):

Truman, 1949: 57%.

Eisenhower, 1957: 65%.

Johnson, 1965: 69%.

Nixon, 1973: 57%.

Reagan, 1985: 56%.

Clinton, 1997: 59% .

Bush, 2005: 45% .

All Pope, All The Time: There is no other news

(Nothing else has happened in the past few days, and nothing will happen the rest of the week. All potential newsmakers--politicians and other criminals, for example--have agreed to quit it for a while. We know this is true because the worthlesscorporatemedia are only talking about what the Pope ate every day of his life.
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Who would have thought Pope John Paul was a Saddam enabler who was detached from reality? Thanks, Shrill O'Really? for cluing us in.

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Pope-A-Palooza Continues: Did you know Pope John Paul was a wild-eyed librul loonie?

He sure was. I know this is true because Spawn Hannity said it.

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Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Iraq KIA somewhere between 1600 and 6210. Why won't King Goerge tell us the truth about anything--ever?

The Bush Butcher’s Bill: Officially, 2 US Military Deaths in Iraq from 1 through 4 April, 2005 – Official Total of 1,600 US Dead to date (and rising)

U.S. Military Personnel who died in German hospitals or en route to German hospitals have not previously been counted. They total about 6,210 as of 1 January, 2005. The ongoing, underreporting of the dead in Iraq, is not accurate. The DoD is deliberately reducing the figures. A review of many foreign news sites show that actual deaths are far higher than the newly reduced ones. Iraqi civilian casualties are never reported but International Red Cross, Red Crescent and UN figures indicate that as of 1 January 2005, the numbers are just under 100,000.

Note: There is excellent reason to believe that the Department of Defense is deliberately not reporting a significant number of the dead in Iraq. We have received copies of manifests from the MATS that show far more bodies shipped into Dover AFP than are reported officially. The educated rumor is that the actual death toll is in excess of 7,000. Given the officially acknowledged number of over 15,000 seriously wounded, this elevated death toll is far more realistic than the current 1,400+ now being officially published. When our research is complete, and watertight, we will publish the results along with the sources In addition to the evident falsification of the death rolls, at least 5,500 American military personnel have deserted, most in Ireland but more have escaped to Canada and other European countries, none of whom are inclined to cooperate with vengeful American authorities. (See TBR News of 18 February for full coverage on the mass desertions) This means that of the 158,000 U.S. military shipped to Iraq, 26,000 either deserted, were killed or seriously wounded.

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Big Brother hires Little Brothers

IRS will risk using private collectors

Sometime this month, the Internal Revenue Service will ask debt collection agencies to submit bids to chase down delinquent taxpayers.

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In the parallel universe of Cancervatron, anyone can be a medical expert to prove how evil judges really are

Smith seeks inquiry into case

WASHINGTON - New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith, a friend and advocate of Terri Schiavo's family, (and a self-appointed medical expert with no apparent credentials for anything beyond fomenting violent fascism) called for a full inquiry into her case yesterday after the severely brain-damaged woman who spent 15 years connected to a feeding tube died.

Smith characterized Schiavo as a "healthy but disabled woman" whose death "exposes an extremely cruel, merciless and dysfunctional element" within the judicial system.

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Enlist here for the War on the Constitution

God hates judges!

Run to the sound of the guns! Stop those commie activist judges who insist on following the law instead of the White House's religio-fascist agenda!
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Activist Judges are undermining democracy, devastating
families and assaulting Judeo-Christian morality

IF YOU AGREE THAT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
IF YOU’RE READY TO FIGHT BACK …. COME TO

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS INCLUDE
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, David C. Gibbs, Esq., attorney for Terri Schiavo's parents, Chief Justice Roy Moore and former Ambassador Alan Keyes.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE
Senator Sam Brownback, Senator Tom Coburn, former Vatican Ambassador Ray Flynn, Alan Keyes, Phyllis Schlafly, Tony Perkins, Mike Farris, Howard Phillips, Bill Dannemeyer, Morton Blackwell, Bill Federer, Rick Scarborough, Don Feder, Kay Daly, Janet Folger, Jan LaRue, Tim Lee and Patrick Reilly.

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They bitch about librul professors because there are so few rethuglicons

Rethugs have no time for education; they only care about making money. In academia, they just make up what they want to believe in their parallel universe of Cancervatron, and demonize the actual academics. It's been this way since Hitler established the tradition 70 years ago.

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Monday, April 04, 2005

One dead in Rome, 1537 dead in Iraq

Who gets non-stop coverage from the worthlesscorporatemedia? I implore you all, disconnect from all broadcast media until they stop being such worthless corporate whores, and start covering things that actually matter.

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Why won't King Goerge pay his bills?

MEDFORD -- It's a distant memory for most of the country, but President Bush's campaign swing through Southern Oregon is fresh for hotel owners still waiting to get paid nearly $19,000 for expenses incurred by the administration last fall.

Three hotels, including the Rogue Regency, the Red Lion and the Jacksonville Inn, report they have been waiting almost six months for bills generated mostly by the U.S. Secret Service during President Bush's whirlwind tour through Jackson County, according to an article by the Mail Tribune newspaper.

Owed $3,332.72, the Red Lion Hotel in Medford sent a letter on March 28 to the president at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

The letter written by the hotel's accountant Kirsten Yunuba Stephens, said: "My question to you: Is this how you help balance the budget at the White House by ripping off retailers in the towns you visit? If that is the case please do not come back to the Rogue Valley."

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Remember what the fascists said ten years ago after the Waco shootout?

To paraphrase, it went something like, "Now I'm not saying I encourage violence against judges who follow the law. But if they don't knuckle under to christian fascism, they deserve what they get."

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How to cheat the corporate thieves who gouge us on gas prices

Well, not exactly "cheat." More like "outsmart." But they'll think we're cheating for not just mindlessly swallowing what they pour into our mouths.

Thanks and a Tip 'O The Hat to

http://terrysdailytales.blogspot.com/

for this link.

Generally speaking, change your oil on time. Once it's broken in, consider half-and-half oil/synthetic oil. Older engines benefit from synthetic oil. Look at the oil additives like Slick 50. They work. Keep tires inflated. Use good spark plugs. Change air filters on time. It all adds up to savings.

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Homeschoolers can't have it both ways

First, parents remove their kids from public schools to keep them from catching something from...you know, those people. Now, across the nation those same parents want their precious, too-perfect-for-public-school cherubs to be allowed to participate in public school sports, band and "drama."

The answer every time should be a quick and simple, "Forget it. You forfeited your options when you told your kids they were too good for those awful secular and racially-integrated public schools. Go back to your parallel universe, deal with your original decision, and leave the rest of us alone."

You'll hear all sorts of hogwash about "rights" and "taxes" and other slobbery whining. Too bad. They opted out, they can stay out. If those kids are too good for regular kids, then they're not welcome in public schools.

Stay on the alert for such ridiculous demands in your area, and have your letters ready for the local papers. Hold parents accountable for their stupidity.

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Why doesn't King Goerge want us to be safe from terists' nukes?

Kerry was for ending nuclear proliferation. King Goerge pretended he was for it, too. Notice his real priorities now.

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"Conscience" laws only apply to fascists

Just try invoking this principle with your taxes or anything else, and see how far you get.


Could doctors refuse to treat gays under conscience clause laws? If so, who's next? Can a Baptist refuse to treat a Jew?

Take action against pharmacists refusing to fill women’s prescriptions!

Firstly, if you haven’t already seen NARAL’s new flash film, “You’ve come a long way baby! But how much farther do you still have to go?” go check it out now!

And then when you realize how much work still needs to be done, go and take action against the far-right extremists who want to keep women from obtaining birth control and emergency contraception.

As you well know, in as many as 20 states pharmacies can refuse to fill women’s prescriptions for contraception. You know $#!+ is getting ridiculous when you need a cop to help you get your BC pills.

So to take on this craziness, NARAL Pro-Choice America is telling the nation’s biggest pharmacies (Wal-Mart, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and Eckerd) not to stand between a woman, her physician, and her reproductive health choices. Send a letter now!

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King Goerge admits defeat in Iraq; gives up even trying to keep building Coalition of the Billing

You and I will pay to rebuild Iraq so Halliburton and Friends can get no-bid contracts worth zillions, and donate large portions of OUR MONEY back to rethuglicons who want to turn America into feudal Europe and conquer the world. I got even readier this weekend. You'd better be doing it, too.

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This stupid war keeps getting stupider and stupider

How will we explain this war in ten years? "Oh, some guy named 'Curveball' (Google) said King Goerge had better invade Eyerack, or the sky would fall. So King Goerge told a mountain of lies to the American people, and then invaded a country that didn't and couldn't attack or even threaten us."

U.S. Soldier, Marine Killed in Iraq
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2005 – A U.S. soldier assigned to Task Force Liberty died today near Bayji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated at around 6:45 p.m. local time. No further details were available.
The soldier's death comes a day after a U.S. Marine was killed by an explosion in Hadithah. The deceased Marine was assigned to the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force.

The names of both deceased servicemembers are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

In other news, Multinational Corps Iraq today announced the results of an inquiry into a March 4 friendly-fire incident in which a Bulgarian soldier was killed southeast of Ad Diwanyah.

Junior Sgt. Gurdi Gurdev was killed when U.S. and Bulgarian forces fired on each other in response to what each believed to be an enemy attack.

“This was a tragic accident,” the command noted in a press release. “And the men and women of Multinational Force Iraq extend their deepest sympathies to the family of Junior Sergeant Gurdi Gurdev.”

Also today in Iraq, Task Force Liberty soldiers detained five civilians with rocket-propelled grenades, RPG launchers, and improvised-explosive-device materials after a civilian tip led to a raid near Bayji.

(Compiled from Multinational Force Iraq news releases.)

Evangelical "leader" claims King Goerge will listen to him on environmental issues and not corporate donors

Like I keep saying, these people live in their own parallel universe. They just make up what they want to believe, and then go and believe it, and reality be damned.

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The cost of all the lies about terist threats

There are no terists out to kill us for our fiberty. If there were, they'd have acted again since 9/11.

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Another christian rethug in legal trouble

What would Jesus do? He'd hire anybody but a rethuglicon, regardless of the job to be done.

King Goerge scheduled to defile legacy of Medal of Honor

Will present first Medal of Honor of his war based on lies. Sergeant York is turning over in his grave at the prospect of seeing a wartime deserter present our country's highest military award to the family of a brave man. What did Sgt. Paul Smith die for? He died for his buddies. What did King Goerge do for any of them besides send them to die in a bullshit war?

Update: The Pope is still dead

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain or anything about Iraq, Social Security, Tom DeLay, gas prices or global warming. Only remember that Pope John "opposed" Gulf War II (without taking any action whatsoever to try to stop it).

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Blair forfeits UK's share of plundered Iraqi oil

Britain to pull 5,500 troops out of Iraq

Defence chiefs are planning to reduce the size of the British military force in Iraq from 9,000 to 3,500 troops within 12 months as part of a phased withdrawal from Iraq, The Telegraph can reveal.

In the first stage of Britain's "exit strategy", troops will be withdrawn from three of the Army's five military bases in southern Iraq by April 2006.

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King Goerge's leadership great for recruiting...terists

Meanwhile, Army and Marine recruiters miss monthly goals for the third time in a row. What a strong leader King Goerge the Teddible is.
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Europe's Boys of Jihad

At 13, Salah left Paris for Syria, allegedly to aid insurgents in Iraq. He and others like him represent radical Islam's newer, younger face.

PARIS — The case file of the French homeboys who joined the Iraqi jihad contains a startling photo.

It's the mug shot of Salah, the alleged point man in Damascus, Syria, who authorities say arranged for guns and safe passage into Iraq for extremists from Paris. Salah has a serious expression beneath a short Afro-style haircut. He looks as if he's posing, reluctantly, for a middle school yearbook.

When Salah left for Damascus with the jihadis last summer, he was 13 years old.

"He's just a little kid!" exclaimed Ousman Siddibe, a leader of Good Boys of Africa, an African-French community association in Paris' Riquet neighborhood. "We have some husky guys around here, but he's not one of them. And he's got an innocent face."

Salah, the son of African immigrants, remains a fugitive two months after police here broke up the alleged terrorist cell. His odyssey is a drastic example of a trend, investigators say: Not only are Islamic extremists in Western Europe radicalizing faster, they are also younger than ever.

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King Goerge said to "bring 'em on," and they did

My favorite new blog.

"There are some who, uh, feel like that, you know, the conditions are such that they can attack us there. My answer is: Bring 'em on. We got the force necessary to deal with the security situation. “ - George W. Bush, July 2, 2003.

All the war news they don't want us thinking about when Terri Schiavo, Michael Jackson and the dead Pope are so much more important.

More. Read. Remember. The mid-terms are only 18 months away.

We now have the fiberty to choose either groupthink or thoughtcrime

In the name of freedom and goodness,
thought suppression is in the air

A group of music educators has launched the National Anthem Project because they're concerned that Americans no longer remember the words to the "Star Spangled Banner." (cnn.com, Sun. Mar 13, 2005)

Meanwhile, Robert Byrd, the 87-year-old Democratic senator from West Virginia, is concerned that Americans, even some senators, no longer remember the value of time-honored senatorial practices. In terms of which one of those two concerns is most important for Americans to remember if America is to maintain the spirit that makes it American, I'm with Byrd.

There's a move in the Senate right now to restrict the right to filibuster during discussions of judicial appointees. If you're tempted to assume that something as remote and obscure as the Senate rules of filibuster have little to do with the likes of us, think again.

In Colorado they want to fire a college history professor for comparing the workers in America's great World Trade Center, site of the infamous terrorist attack on 9/11/2001, as equivalent to the Germans who worked in Adolph Hitler's fascist war machine, supporting its policies, sustaining its operations. It is a shocking and painful use of language, true. It is an unacceptable image of the motives and goals that inspired these servants of corporate financial policies, surely. But is it treasonous? Un-American? Academically unacceptable? Should a professor be fired for raising such a comparison in a college classroom in a country where pornography is a protected industry and making people think is supposed to be one of the aims of the course? Unless, of course, the educational system is now to be nothing but a tool of the state. One thing is sure: A statement like that makes a person think.

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