Saturday, April 23, 2005

Stupid fascists hold "Justice Sunday" on Saturday

Like everything else they say or do, the opposite is what's true. Now Sunday is Saturday. They're simply out of control.

They've declared a right-wing extremist jihad on the road to turning our country into a feudal theocracy. Fine, I say, "Bring it on." I know how to fight, and I'm ready to do it. Are you? You'd better be, and if you're not, you'd better be learning. They will come for you.

"My understanding is that they're supposed to start shooting the black kids"

Notice that all "christian" schools on all grade levels, including colleges, are cancervative. Actual christians aren't afraid they'll catch something by going to school with "those people."

DEERFIELD, Ill. - Authorities at a Christian university near Chicago moved dozens of black and Hispanic students to a hotel for their own safety and police stepped up patrols on campus Friday after three people received threatening, racist letters.

One parent said the letters were sent to white women dating black athletes at 3,300-student Trinity International University, but school officials denied there was any connection to interracial dating.

Police and school officials would not discuss the threats in detail but said two of the letters were sent on notebook paper through the campus' internal mail system, and professors were being asked to try to identify the handwriting.

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Fascist Dobson caught lying again; three lies for the price of one this time

If they weren't up to what they're up to, this @$$#o!!* would be laughable. As it is, he's one of the leading fascist abominations out to turn our country into a feudal theocracy, at which time the Constitution will be burned along with all other "librul" books and documents.

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Fascist rabble-rouser Dobson can't decide if anti-Catholic rhetoric is bad, or not

DOBSON: "Well, first of all, he did not make a vehement anti-Catholic statement. He's a Southern Baptist, for Pete's sake."
(Implying, of course, that Baptists are incapable of the bigotry they're known to officially espouse.)

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King Goerge wants to be Pope when the current nazi one dies

He's infallible, so why not? He's not Catholic? No matter. "I'll get Congress to pass a law," King Goerge said recently, "making it so I don't have to be Catholic to be Pope."

How much support do you think he'll get?

The right-wing extremists' "Justice Sunday" is equivalent to the burning of the Reichstag in 1933

Once burned, the Reichstag was never used as a seat of government power ever again. This is the fascists' goal for our entire judicial system because judges enforce the Constitution, which the fascists have always hated, and overturn unconstitutional laws written by the fascists.

Fascism is truly on the march in the guise of "christianity," which it resembles not at all. (Reminder: Do not use the term, "christian," when talking about them. Do not acknowledge their attempted hijacking of religion in any way. Call them what they are: Fascists.)

A High-Tech Lynching in Prime Time
By FRANK RICH

Whatever your religious denomination, or lack of same, it was hard not to be swept up in last week's televised pageantry from Rome: the grandeur of St. Peter's Square, the panoply of the cardinals, the continuity of history embodied by the joyous emergence of the 265th pope. As a show of faith, it's a tough act to follow. But that has not stopped some ingenious American hucksters from trying.

Tonight is the much-awaited "Justice Sunday," the judge-bashing rally being disseminated nationwide by cable, satellite and Internet from a megachurch in Louisville. It may not boast a plume of smoke emerging from above the Sistine Chapel, but it will feature its share of smoke and mirrors as well as traditions that, while not dating back a couple of millenniums, do at least recall the 1920's immortalized in "Elmer Gantry." These traditions have less to do with the earnest practice of religion by an actual church, as we witnessed from Rome, than with the exploitation of religion by political operatives and other cynics with worldly ends. While Sinclair Lewis wrote that Gantry, his hypocritical evangelical preacher, "was born to be a senator," we now have senators who are born to be Gantrys. One of them, the Senate majority leader, Bill Frist, hatched plans to be beamed into tonight's festivities by videotape, a stunt that in itself imbues "Justice Sunday" with a touch of all-American spectacle worthy of "The Wizard of Oz."

Like the wizard himself, "Justice Sunday" is a humbug, albeit one with real potential consequences. It brings mass-media firepower to a campaign against so-called activist judges whose virulence increasingly echoes the rhetoric of George Wallace and other segregationists in the 1960's. Back then, Wallace called for the impeachment of Frank M. Johnson Jr., the federal judge in Alabama whose activism extended to upholding the Montgomery bus boycott and voting rights march. Despite stepped-up security, a cross was burned on Johnson's lawn and his mother's house was bombed.

The fraudulence of "Justice Sunday" begins but does not end with its sham claims to solidarity with the civil rights movement of that era. "The filibuster was once abused to protect racial bias," says the flier for tonight's show, "and now it is being used against people of faith." In truth, Bush judicial nominees have been approved in exactly the same numbers as were Clinton second-term nominees. Of the 13 federal appeals courts, 10 already have a majority of Republican appointees. So does the Supreme Court. It's a lie to argue, as Tom DeLay did last week, that such a judiciary is the "left's last legislative body," and that Justice Anthony Kennedy, a Reagan appointee, is the poster child for "outrageous" judicial overreach. Our courts are as highly populated by Republicans as the other two branches of government.

The "Justice Sunday" mob is also lying when it claims to despise activist judges as a matter of principle. Only weeks ago it was desperately seeking activist judges who might intervene in the Terri Schiavo case as boldly as Scalia & Co. had in Bush v. Gore. The real "Justice Sunday" agenda lies elsewhere. As Bill Maher summed it up for Jay Leno on the "Tonight" show last week: " 'Activist judges' is a code word for gay." The judges being verbally tarred and feathered are those who have decriminalized gay sex (in a Supreme Court decision written by Justice Kennedy) as they once did abortion and who countenance marriage rights for same-sex couples. This is the animus that dares not speak its name tonight. To paraphrase the "Justice Sunday" flier, now it's the anti-filibuster campaign that is being abused to protect bias, this time against gay people.

Anyone who doesn't get with this program, starting with all Democrats, is damned as a bigoted enemy of "people of faith." But "people of faith," as used by the event's organizers, is another duplicitous locution; it's a code word for only one specific and exclusionary brand of Christianity. The trade organization representing tonight's presenters, National Religious Broadcasters, requires its members to "sign a distinctly evangelical statement of faith that would probably exclude most Catholics and certainly all Jewish, Muslim or Buddhist programmers," according to the magazine Broadcasting & Cable. The only major religious leader involved with "Justice Sunday," R. Albert Mohler Jr. of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, has not only called the papacy a "false and unbiblical office" but also told Terry Gross on NPR two years ago that "any belief system" leading "away from the cross of Christ and toward another way of ultimate meaning, is, indeed, wicked and evil."

Much more, and you'd better take it to heart.

First the fascists hijacked the flag. Then they hijacked the Bible. The only way to stop them is by fighting

They so clearly want to turn our country into a feudal theocracy. Our only recourse is to fight in every sense of the word.

Step one: Do not call them "christians." They're not. Call them fascists, right-wing extremists, or little green eggs. Do not acknowledge their attempted use of the word, "christian," in any way. It's no more apt than, "Martian," which is actually closer to the truth.

Hijacking Christianity . . .

By Colbert I. King
Saturday, April 23, 2005; Page A19

The American flag was appropriated by the political right wing years ago. Now the Christian right is trying to hijack religion. This time it shouldn't be allowed to happen without a fight.

In 1969 I returned to the United States from Bonn with my family after working for three years on issues directly affecting the security of American interests. It was the height of the Vietnam War. What did I find when we reached home? The flag had been taken over by self-styled patriots, noncombatant domestic supporters of the war and vocal opponents of the civil rights movement. Nixonites and George Wallace supporters were sporting flags in their lapels and stickers on their cars. Old Glory had been appropriated as the exclusive property of those who believed in "law 'n' order," a hard-line foreign policy and the primacy of conservatism in American politics.

More, and he's absolutely right. Read this and take it to heart. Then start preparing to fight in every sense of the word.

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"But it is dominion that we are after. Not just a voice. It is dominion we are after."

From CHANGING OF THE GUARD (1987)

The author admits to everything I've been saying for 30 years.

"World conquest. That's what Christ has commissioned us to accomplish. We must win the world with the power of the Gospel. And we must never settle for anything less. If Jesus Christ is indeed Lord, as the Bible says, and if our commission is to bring the land into subjection to His Lordship, as the Bible says, then all our activities, all our witnessing, all our preaching, all our craftsmanship, all our stewardship, and all our political action will aim at nothing short of that sacred purpose. Thus, Christian politics has as its primary intent the conquest of the land — of men, families, institutions, bureaucracies, courts, and governments for the Kingdom of Christ. It is to reinstitute the authority of God’s Word as supreme over all judgments, over all legislation, over all declarations, constitutions, and confederations. True Christian political action seeks to rein the passions of men and curb the pattern of digression under God’s rule. Fortunately, because of the theocratic orientation of our founding fathers, our nation has virtually all the apparatus extant to implement such a reclamation. Unfortunately, the enemies of the Gospel have hand-in-hand eroded the strength of those godly foundations. Thus, we stand at the crossroads."

More, and you'd better read it to better understand why you'd better be getting ready in every sense of the word. Unless you're a straight, white, republican Baptist, they're coming for you. And they'll even come for straight, white, republican Baptists. Remember the "Schiavo judge" who got kicked out of his Baptist church in Florida? There you go. Ethnic cleansing is on the march in America, and they're bound to turn our country into a feudal theocracy. The only way to stop them is to prepare to fight in every sense of the word.

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Christian librul is not an oxymoron, but cancervative christian is

Secular liberal. Religious conservative. According to the mainstream media, these are the two sides of every major sociopolitical debate in the country. In its attempt to balance all things with a "two sides to every story" formula, the media has perpetuated a view of American life that is simplistic at best, horribly inaccurate at worst. Removed from the story are the minor but still important characters that offer third and even fourth sides to the discourse. These minor characters reflect the complexity of the great debates. For the moment, I too must ignore some of the minor characters to shed light upon another. The focus on this one forgotten voice will, I hope, make sense in the end. For now, please be patient.

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Friday, April 22, 2005

"But it is dominion that we are after. Not just a voice. It is dominion we are afier."

From CHANGING OF THE GUARD (1987)

The author admits to everything I've been saying for 30 years. Do not use the term, "christian," about them ever again. They're right-wing extremists, abominations and fascists, and they have been for over three decades.

"World conquest. That's what Christ has commissioned us to accomplish. We must win the world with the power of the Gospel. And we must never settle for anything less. If Jesus Christ is indeed Lord, as the Bible says, and if our commission is to bring the land into subjection to His Lordship, as the Bible says, then all our activities, all our witnessing, all our preaching, all our craftsmanship, all our stewardship, and all our political action will aim at nothing short of that sacred purpose. Thus, Christian politics has as its primary intent the conquest of the land — of men, families, institutions, bureaucracies, courts, and governments for the Kingdom of Christ. It is to reinstitute the authority of God’s Word as supreme over all judgments, over all legislation, over all declarations, constitutions, and confederations. True Christian political action seeks to rein the passions of men and curb the pattern of digression under God’s rule. Fortunately, because of the theocratic orientation of our founding fathers, our nation has virtually all the apparatus extant to implement such a reclamation. Unfortunately, the enemies of the Gospel have hand-in-hand eroded the strength of those godly foundations. Thus, we stand at the crossroads."

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Right-wing extremist fascists want to strip funding from court system

Unconstitutional? Absolutely. Illegal? Most probably. But, hey, they're "christians," so they can follow a Higher Authority while turning our country into a feudal theocracy. Will you be glad you're a serf, and not a slave? Assuming, of course, you won't find yourself in a "work" or "relocation" camp that Halliburton builds with your money.

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"Very few people know this, that the Congress can simply disenfranchise a court," Dobson said. "They don't have to fire anybody or impeach them or go through that battle. All they have to do is say the 9th Circuit doesn't exist anymore, and it's gone."

WASHINGTON — Evangelical Christian leaders, who have been working closely with senior Republican lawmakers to place conservative judges in the federal courts, have also been exploring ways to punish sitting jurists and even entire courts viewed as hostile to their cause.

An audio recording obtained by the Los Angeles Times features two of the nation's most influential evangelical leaders, at a private conference with supporters, laying out strategies to rein in judges, such as stripping funding from their courts in an effort to hinder their work.

The discussion took place during a Washington conference last month that included addresses by House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, who discussed efforts to bring a more conservative cast to the courts.

Frist and DeLay have not publicly endorsed the evangelical groups' proposed actions. But the taped discussion among evangelical leaders provides a glimpse of the road map they are drafting as they work with congressional Republicans to achieve a judiciary that sides with them on abortion, same-sex marriage and other elements of their agenda.

"There's more than one way to skin a cat, and there's more than one way to take a black robe off the bench," said Tony Perkins, president of the conservative Family Research Council, according to an audiotape of a March 17 session. The tape was provided to The Times by the advocacy group Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

DeLay has spoken generally about one of the ideas the leaders discussed in greater detail: using legislative tactics to withhold money from courts.

"We set up the courts. We can unset the courts. We have the power of the purse," DeLay said at an April 13 question-and-answer session with reporters.

The leaders present at the March conference, including Perkins and James C. Dobson, founder of the influential group Focus on the Family, have been working with Frist to eliminate the filibuster for judicial nominations, a legislative tool that has allowed Senate Democrats to stall 10 of President Bush's nominations. Frist is scheduled to appear, via a taped statement, during a satellite broadcast to churches nationwide Sunday that the Family Research Council has organized to build support for the Bush nominees.

The March conference featuring Dobson and Perkins showed that the evangelical leaders, in addition to working to place conservative nominees on the bench, have been trying to find ways to remove certain judges.

Perkins said that he had attended a meeting with congressional leaders a week earlier where the strategy of stripping funding from certain courts was "prominently" discussed. "What they're thinking of is not only the fact of just making these courts go away and re-creating them the next day but also defunding them," Perkins said.

He said that instead of undertaking the long process of trying to impeach judges, Congress could use its appropriations authority to "just take away the bench, all of his staff, and he's just sitting out there with nothing to do."

These curbs on courts are "on the radar screen, especially of conservatives here in Congress," he said.

Dobson, who emerged last year as one of the evangelical movement's most important political leaders, named one potential target: the California-based U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Fake christian/actual fascist rabble-rouser lies in the name of the Prince of Peace

Where would these Constitution-hating, right-wing extremists be without those wacky Baptists?

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, said the goal of the event is to get the "Christian community" to help rein in "the last bastion of liberalism, the federal courts*" and put an end to filibusters of conservative judicial candidates.

(*Most of the judges they hate are Reagan appointees. So old-timey conservatives are no longer cancervative enough. The ethnic cleansing frenzy is causing these deranged people to eat their own now. Plus, they're not christians. They're fascists.)

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Rabid dog Hyde admits what we've known for seven years: Clinton impeachment was payback for Nixon (ptooey!)

It was obvious from the start they wanted to "Get 'em a democrat," so they equated honking Bobo's nose to wiping your butt with the Constitution. And we paid $60 million to watch the party.

April 22, 2005 — As Congressman Henry Hyde prepares to step down due to poor health, he reflects on 30 years of service and answers a poignant question about leading the Clinton impeachment hearings--Would he do it again?
In an ABC7 exclusive, the eloquent 81-year-old conservative from DuPage County said he has second thoughts about leading the impeachment of President Bill Clinton in 1998 on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice in connection to the Monica Lewinsky affair because the process led to the embarrassing disclosure of Hyde's own extramarital affair in the 1960s. Hyde referred to his affair as a "youthful indiscretion."

"Accusations hurled at me to intimidate me were misplaced and I regret having to deal with them, but they didn't intimidate me," said Hyde.

"Would you do it again?" asked ABC7's political reporter Andy Shaw.

"That is a very good question. I'm not sure. I'm not sure. I might not," said Hyde.

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Has King Goerge lied about his "successes" in War on Terr?

Has he lied about everything else since squatting in the White House? Duh.

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Pentagon readies to help King Goerge conquer the world

"Get ready, soldiers, you're going democracy-crusading."

At the U.S. Army War College's 16th Annual Strategy Conference last week, a senior Department of Defense strategist defined U.S. "Grand Strategy" as the export of freedom and democracy. He added that the U.S. military would play a huge role in implementing the strategy.

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Having come out in favor of discrimination and bullying, Microsoft is asked to return award

In response to Microsoft's withdrawal of support for legislation that would have outlawed discrimination against gay and lesbian people in Washington, the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, which presented Microsoft with its Corporate Vision Award in 2001, is asking the company to return the award.

"We honor companies that, among other things, set a high standard for others by exhibiting leadership in advancing the cause of lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual equality," said L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center Chief of Staff Darrel Cummings. "Because of Microsoft's apparent capitulation to the demands of anti-gay extremists and withdrawal of support for a bill that would do nothing more than protect gay and lesbian people from discrimination, we believe it's no longer worthy of our highest corporate honor."

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Tar Baby's party exceeds $300 billion

Well, sacrifices must be made if we're to enrich Halliburton at taxpayer expense, right?

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Halliburton gets double whammy

A report from the U.S. State Department accuses the company of "poor performance" in its $1.2 billion contract to repair Iraq's vital southern oil fields.

And a powerful California congressman is charging that Defense Department audits showing additional overcharges totaling $212 million were concealed from United Nations monitors by the George W. Bush administration.

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1000 Iraqis die each month in King Goerge's Culture of Death

I'm sure what he meant to say was, Culture of Lies.

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Thursday, April 21, 2005

Microsoft caves to right-wing extremists, then lies about it to NY TIMES

Fascist abomination bully "pastor" wants people to be "afraid of christians (sic)." Originally demanded that Microsoft fire gay employees.

Microsoft officials denied any connection between their decision not to endorse the bill and the church's opposition, although they acknowledged meeting twice with the church minister, Ken Hutcherson.

Dr. Hutcherson, pastor of the Antioch Bible Church, who has organized several rallies opposing same-sex marriage here and in Washington, D.C., said he threatened in those meetings to organize a national boycott of Microsoft products.

After that, "they backed off," the pastor said Thursday in a telephone interview. "I told them I was going to give them something to be afraid of Christians about," he said.

More at americablog.com.

They can't do racial profiling anymore...yet...so they do religious profiling

Nope, not LA cops. DeptHomeSec, King Goerge's personal bodyguard, like the SS were to Hitler. They start with muslims, but they won't stop there. You can bet everyone not in the right-wing extremist denominations is on the list, too.

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Believing herself queen of the world, Condo now tells Russia what to do

Tells Putin he can't run for re-election. If her king can serve only two terms, that's all everybody else gets, too.

Only the Moonie fishwrap carries this..."story" to promote King Goerge's quest for global domination.

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King Goerge leaves trail of toxic slime in Lincoln Museum

Steals ideas for his own museum of lies, corruption and general fascism.

More if you don't have anything better to read.

Big Gubmnt shouldn't invade our privacy, but small minds should

Coach says she was fired for being lesbian. Not for what she DID, but for who she WAS. Who's next on their list? Jews? Gypsies?
Intellectuals? (Sound familiar yet?) The signs are inundating us, yet there are people who refuse to accept the fasacist rethuglicons want a feudal theocracy based on the Third Reich.

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Fascist abomination hypocrite Robertson criticizes Reed for being a

When Christians Attack! (Each other, that is. Like when the hungry pack goes after a wounded fellow wolf. Well, that's not fair. Wolves are beautiful, mostly harmless, even friendly sometimes, and never attack people. Okay, feral dogs.)

Robertson, who serves the hell out of Mammon, sneers at Reed for doing exactly the same thing. If the truth be known, Robertson is likely miffed that Reed, not he, got all that money from gamblers for opposing...wait for it...gambling. Ah, christians. Remember what Ghandi said? "Were it not for christians, I might be one."

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Don't call them christians. They're not. They're fascist abomination

They're not christians. They're right-wing extremists who think God ordered them to bully everyone into their churches while working to turn America into a feudal theocracy. Jesus would not recognize these bullying jerks as following a single one of his teachings.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Microsoft caves to fascist abomination brownshirt "christian" mafia thugs

If they can muscle Bill Gates, who's safe?


IS THIS THE FORT SUMTER OF CIVIL WAR II?

Civil War II has been in the works for 30 years. I've watched them build up to this point and tried to warn people. No one listens.

One "minister" threatened to organize a nationwide boycott of Microsoft. Is this what Jesus taught? Why doesn't this "minister" go after corporate pirates, polluters or crooked car dealers?

You'd better be getting ready. They are working hard to turn America into a feudal theocracy, and they're willing to start a civil war to get it. And when the civil war comes, on whose side will the KKK, other white separatists, anti-gubmnt militias and bikers be? (Not to mention the myriad street gangs in every city or town with a population over 50.) I mention those groups because they're all heavily armed.

There are many other shadowy domestic terist groups, also heavily armed, that the FBI and DeptHomeSec don't spend much time on. Are they in on the runup to Civil War II? Do they want the klan to do their dirty work for them? Whether they want them to, or not, the klan and other such "christian" groups will surely do it.

This isn't about defending marriage, opposing special protection from hate-crime laws, or anything about gays. It's ethnic cleansing unlike this country has ever experienced. But if you look around in some history books, you'll remember that many other countries have experienced it in the past century. And, yes, I'm talking specifically about nazi Germany, but not only about it. Purges/pogroms/relocations/roundups/final solutions/killing fields have happened all over the world. Will we tolerate it here? (If you say yes, you'd better be a straight, white, Baptist republican. Everybody else is on their list.)

For the sake of conversation, let's assume homosexuality is a sin. Okay, how does this threatened boycott recruit sinners for salvation? It doesn't. It just ruins lives. Isn't that the opposite of salvation?

Is being gay the only sin? The biggest sin? Or is it the only one they care about for political purposes of hatemongering? Should alleged "christians" work this hard to appeal to the worst in the worst people?

Remember that during the Inquistion, Jews were offered the chance to accept Jesus. If they did, they were strangled before being burned at the stake in the town square. If they didn't, they were burned alive. This was the work of "christians" who claimed to be Catholics.

Contact Microsoft and its public relations reps and tell them to stand up to fascist abomination bullies. If they get away with this, what'll they do next? Boycott teevee studios until they fire actors? Boycott corporations until they fire employees?

Jim Desler,
Microsoft US
425-703-6061
jdesler@microsoft.com

Dirk Delmartino,
Microsoft Europe
+32 (0)2 550 06 21
dirkdelm@microsoft.com

The firm handling public policy for Microsoft in DC:
The Glover Park Group
Washington, DC
202-337-0808

The firm handling Microsoft's "rapid response" to questions:
Waggener Edstrom Rapid Response Team
rrt@wagged.com 503-443-7070

Media Relations for Microsoft
Global Communications & Television
(212) 339-9920 mediarelations@gctv.com

Microsoft Investor Relations
Curt Anderson (425) 706-3703

Shoreen Maghame, Edelman, (323) 202-1061, shoreen.maghame@edelman.com

Sean Durkin, Edelman, (206) 268-2229, sean.durkin@edelman.com

Walt McGraw, Edelman, (206) 223-1606, walt.mcgraw@edelman.com

Shon Damron, Edelman, (323) 857-9100, shon.damron@edelman.com

Carlos de Leon,tel. 425-703-3824, or carlosde@microsoft.com

Katie Goldberg, tel. 206-268-2244, or katie.goldberg@edelman.com

2. Demand that Microsoft return the award it received from the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center. We don't give corporate bigots awards, and we don't expect them to keep such awards under false pretenses. If Microsoft has now rethunk its position on defending civil rights, then give back the damn award:

Per Microsoft's own Web site:
Microsoft has been honored for its pioneering work on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community with the annual Corporate Vision Award of the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center.

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Fundamentalist "christians" (sic) need to work on the fundamentals

I submit those who self-define today as Christian fundamentalists are closer to being heirs to the nationalistic religiosity originated in Rome than to the teachings of Jesus.

The blending of church and state into one national voice by segments of the Christian fundamentalist movement runs counter to any notion of American democracy of which I am aware.

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Tax-n-spend vs Borrow-n-waste

Democrats spend your tax dollars on...

Schools
Roads and bridges
Clean air and clean water
Shelter for needy Americans
Strong defense at home
First responders
Social programs
...in other words, it gets reinvested back into America. And somehow, we still had enough to stockpile into a surplus.

Republicans waste your tax dollars on...

Bush's unsuccessful scripted "townhall meetings"
Destroying and (eventually) rebuilding unarmed oil-producing countries
Failing wars on terrorism
Investigations into blowjobs on Democrats
Investigations into real estate investments by Democrats
Investigations into travel by Democrats
Jailing Democrats
Tax breaks for multinational corporations
Tax cuts for the uber-rich
Grants to churches which already enjoy non-profit tax status
Missile shields that don't work and that we don't need
Weapons for the last war...or the Cold War, for Pete's sake
Paying off pundits to echo propaganda
Producing fake "news" videos
Ineffective education programs
Ineffective security programs
Ineffective military programs
...in other words, it gets pissed away, never to be seen again. And we have a record deficit.

Who's the party of fiscal responsibility? Right. We all know it's the Republicans.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

The new pope* was right

Given DeLay's recent anti-judge sewage, it's not surprising that one of his minions has been arrested for threatening a...wait for it...judge.

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(*More on him below)

The only terists out to kill us are of the domestic persuasion

What oil-producing country do we invade to fight anti-government and hate groups? Mexico had better look out.

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In the military parallel universe, it's still--and always will be--the 1950s.

First rape was okay. Now anti-semitism and other religious bullying by compassionate christians are apparently part of the Air Force Academy's curriculum. Or are they part of the renowned Code of Honor?

Air Force Cadets See Religious Harassment

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - Less than two years after it was plunged into a rape scandal, the Air Force Academy is scrambling to address complaints that evangelical Christians wield so much influence at the school that anti-Semitism and other forms of religious harassment have become pervasive.

There have been 55 complaints of religious discrimination at the academy in the past four years, including cases in which a Jewish cadet was told the Holocaust was revenge for the death of Jesus and another was called a Christ killer by a fellow cadet.

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Treason, or just blasphemy?

Former Republican governor of Virginia is surely on Rove's hit list now.

"Do we really want government to have comprehensive data on our daily lives," Gov. Gilmore asked, "to be patted down when we travel forever, to have cameras on every corner, to have a total information awareness system scrutinize our every move and transaction?"

Total safety is an illusion in an open society. Part of defeating terrorism is maintaining the moral high ground, and we do that by remaining vigilant about personal and civil liberties and privacy even in the face of threats.

"We hear that we have to give up some liberty to have security," said Gov. Gilmore, "but I think it's more important to acknowledge that we may have to give up some of what many call security to maintain our freedom."

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Theologian calls for the truth about 9/11

I can hear it now: "If he was a christian instead of a "theologian," whatever that is, we might take him seriously. But since he hates America..."

Griffin then made a case that government officials planned and executed the attacks.

For one, the United States military neglected to send fighter jets to intercept the hijacked planes. Such interceptions usually occur within 10 to 20 minutes after the first signs of trouble and are routine, happening about 100 times a year, Griffin said.

It seems implausible, he said, that the Pentagon was struck by Flight 77, since it is "surely the best defended building on the planet." The U.S. military has the best radar systems in the world and "does not miss anything occurring in North American airspace," he added.

Griffin also made a case that the collapse of the World Trade Center buildings was brought on by thousands of explosives placed throughout each of the buildings. They went straight down, at free-fall speed, as in controlled demolitions, and many people in the buildings reported that they heard or felt explosions, he added.

"High-rise steel-frame buildings have never - before or after 9/11- been caused to collapse by fire," he said.

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The new pope is a compassionate republican!

And has been his whole life.

Nazis (naht-seez, nat-seez)

A German political party of the twentieth century, led by Adolf Hitler. The Nazis controlled Germany from the early 1930s until the end of World War II. The party's full name in English is National Socialist German Workers' party; Nazi is short for its German name. Despite the word socialist in its name, it was a fascist party, REQUIRING FROM ITS MEMBERS SUPREME DEVOTION TO THE German GOVERNMENT. the Third Reich (see fascism and socialism). The Nazis rose to power by promising the people that Germany, which had been humiliated after World War I, would become powerful again.

The Nazis OPPOSED communism and FREE INTELLECTUAL INQUIRY. Desiring to form a master race that would rule the world, they FOUGHT THE INFLUENCE IN GERMANY OF PEOPLES NOT OF "PURE" DESCENT. Their power was particularly directed at controlling Jews in Germany and in the countries that Germany conquered in war. After depriving Jews of their property and confining them in concentration camps, the Nazis employed the Final Solution of killing them in large numbers; an estimated six million Jews lost their lives (see Holocaust). Also marked for extermination were the mentally and physically handicapped and "ENEMIES" OF THE REICH, SUCH AS SLAVS, COMMUNISTS, GYPSIES, HOMOSEXUALS, CHRISTIANS WHO RESISTED THE GOVERNMENT, AND DEFENDERS OF INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM. The Nazis fought World War II to spread their principles worldwide but were defeated.

And he must have been either Rove's student or DeLay's mentor in learning how to blame the media for REPORTING crimes, which is so much worse than COMMITTING those crimes.

Ratzinger to the Catholic News Service in 2002, commenting on the Catholic church pedophile priest scandal:

"I am personally convinced that the constant presence in the press of the sins of Catholic priests, especially in the United States, is a planned campaign, as the percentage of these offences among priests is not higher than in other categories, and perhaps it is even lower."

And he also knows how to blame victims for getting attacked.

"But the proper reaction to crimes committed against homosexual persons should not be to claim that the homosexual condition is not disordered. When such a claim is made and when homosexual activity is consequently condoned, or when civil legislation is introduced to protect behavior to which no one has any conceivable right, neither the church nor society at large should be surprised when other distorted notions and practices gain ground, and irrational and violent reactions increase (No. 10)."

The good news? He's 78 years old.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Most hated "president" (sic) in history; corporate whores hated even more

(CBS) President Bush doesn’t fare very well in the latest CBS News poll with an approval rating of just 44 percent and still limp support for his proposed Social Security overhaul.

But at least he's doing better than Congress, which earns a thumbs-up from only 35 percent of Americans – nearly as low a rating as it received last month immediately after lawmakers' unpopular intervention in the Terri Schiavo case.

Approval ratings for Congress have historically been low but they're now at one of their lowest points since the late 1990s. Disapproval of the Republican-controlled Congress even extends to 39 percent of Republicans, along with 59 percent of Democrats.

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Here's how radical I am*. When they bully you or screw you out of your money, don't call the police. Get a gun and shoot 'em!

I want bullies dead! I want fascists dead! I want crooked defense contractors dead! I want hatemongers dead! I want corporate pirates dead! I want polluters dead! I want crooked car dealers dead! I want crooked financial advisers dead! I want crooked lobbyists dead! I want corrupt politicians dead! I want their homes burnt to the ground so I can piss in the ashes!

No court cases. No White House press secretaries. No country club law firms. No amtalkingheadradio. No FAUXNEWS spinners. Just shoot bullies, crooks and all other fascists.

*From my new book, "Everything I Need To Know I Learned At The NRA Convention: How Guns Will Solve All Our problems."

Chapter One: Why Americans don't need police, lawyers, judges or courts anymore. Just guns."

Chapter Two: How to blame reporters and enemies when you get arrested.

Chapter Three: Why guns can settle disputes in sports better than referees.

Chapter Four: How a gun can help you get better grades in school.

Chapter Five: Why you need different guns in different calibers for morning and afternoon rush hour traffic jams.

Chapter Six: Home Defense: Is .50 caliber big enough?)

Chapter Seven: Noisy Neighbors: When to use a pistol, rifle or shotgun.

(Reader comments can be included in the book.)

Who needs judges? Just get a gun.

Ted Nugent on law and order at the NRA convention: "Remember the Alamo! Shoot 'em!" he screamed to applause. "To show you how radical I am, I want carjackers dead. I want rapists dead. I want burglars dead. I want child molesters dead. I want the bad guys dead. NO COURT CASE. No parole. No early release. I want 'em dead. Get a gun and when they attack you, shoot 'em."

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FINALLY! Somebody's doing something about the real terists who actually do hate us for our freedoms and want us to die.

No word on why DeLay, Dr. First, Falwell, Robertson, Dobson, Hannity, Coultergeist and Der Ruschkopf aren't on this list where they belong, especially for their recent kill-the-judges rhetoric, but for their whole careers, actually.

NEW YORK, April 18, 2005 -- A secret FBI report, obtained by ABC News, identifies 22 domestic terror organizations as the current subjects of 338 active FBI field investigations.

The Aryan Nations, and other white supremacist groups, are cited in the report for hate crimes, fire bombings, threats via mail, as well as robberies and murders. The National Alliance, one of the largest neo-Nazi organizations in the world, is subject to 51 FBI investigations alone, according to the report.

In fact there are "ticking time bombs," said Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, "who have the capacity, skill and hatred to carry out acts worse that what Timothy McVeigh carried out 10 years ago."

Levin, and other terrorism experts, say that the Internet has become the principal recruitment tool, attracting the loners and the disturbed who boast of finding viable U.S. targets.

"We are likely to see more terrorist attacks by lone wolves, or small cells," Levin said, "They're in their bedroom accessing bomb-making information on the Net, and accessing hateful rhetoric which empowers them."

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Why did the mean, old biasedlibrulmedia make poor, little DeLay violate House ethics rules? (And probably break a law or two?)

DeLay speaks to dinner, and they still want us to believe the NRA is about gun rights, safety and training instead of just another extreme, right-wing fundraiser for the GOP.

...Earlier at the gathering, redneck rock musician and gun-rights advocate Ted Nugent urged NRA members to be ``hardcore, radical extremists demanding the right to self defense'' and to work daily to recruit new members.

NOW DO YOU BELIEVE ME WHEN I TELL YOU TO START GETTING READY?

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White House admits to violating First Amendment rights of taxpayers at Social Security lie/scam rallies paid for by taxpayers

White House Admits that It -- Not "Zealous Volunteers" -- is keeping American Citizens from Tax-Payer Funded "GOP Party Faithful Only" Bushevik Issue Rallies Across America. It's Positively UnAmerican.

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Where's the ribbon that says, "I support the troops in combat who aren't queer?"

This year a GAO report found the military has discharged hundreds of gay soldiers even though they were in "critical occupations" — people like Arabic translators and intelligence analysts. Recruiting and retraining soldiers to fill the positions left open by discharged gay soldiers has cost the Department of Defense almost $200 million.

"I was military intelligence. I had a skill they needed. And they just gave it up because I'm gay," said Tommy Cook.

"They're kicking gay Americans out who want to serve their country honorably when people are fighting and screaming to get out of the Army. It makes me so mad," said Glover.

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TIME goes over to the dark side of the force

Apparently, the vast, right-wing conspiracy have taken over the once-respected magazine. But when they swallow such hogwash without checking it out, they're now on my list.

TIME prints lie about "Communists for Kerry" at Coultergeist protest. (They're a right-wing group known to go around to librul events and cause trouble. Proof at link.)

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Sunday, April 17, 2005

Write your corporate whore/representatives

How would you spend $200 million? On a missile shield that, even if it ever worked-which is doubtful-we won't ever need? Or on properly equipping soldiers in Iraq, and then taking care of the wounded vets when they come home?

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It's a good thing I'm right when I say there are no terists

Otherwise, King Goerge would be guilty of dereliction of duty. Or lying. Again.

Two studies say airport security still sucks 3 1/2 years after 9/11 and zillions of our tax dollars given to King Goerge's friends. What if there really were terists out there who hated us for our freedoms and wanted to kill us all?

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King Goerge eliminates 19-year-old international terrorism report

WASHINGTON - The State Department decided to stop publishing an annual report on international terrorism after the government's top terrorism center concluded that there were more terrorist attacks in 2004 than in any year since 1985, the first year the publication covered.

Several U.S. officials defended the abrupt decision, saying the methodology the National Counterterrorism Center used to generate statistics for the report may have been faulty, such as the inclusion of incidents that may not have been terrorism.

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Death toll now at 1554 that they'll tell us about

Three GIs dead, seven more wounded in occupied Iraq. At DeLay is good for keeping the bad news about Iraq out of the news.

Mission accomplished again some more in Iraq

150 hostages and 19 deaths leave US claims of Iraqi 'peace' in tatters

Iraqi and United States-led forces were last night preparing to launch a rescue mission for up to 150 Shia hostages held by Sunni insurgents.

The threat by Sunni militants in the town of Madaen, south of Baghdad, to execute the hostages unless Shias leave the area, intensified the growing sectarian fears.

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Big Dick made nearly $200,000 from Halliburton last year

As much as they overcharged for everything, including jobs they never did, I bet he'll get a lot more after leaving office.

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In case you've been wondering, this is why I keep asking if you're getting ready.

Believe me when I say that they are getting ready.

DeLay tells NRA national convention, "When a man is in trouble or in a good fight, you want to have your friends around, preferably armed. So I feel really good."

Better late than never

Meager coverage 'way after the fact by the worthlesscorporatemedia about just how eggregiously the religious wrong lied about Terri Schiavo's husband

Reports Cite No Abuse of Schiavo
Florida Welfare Agency Investigated Dozens of Complaints by Liars


ORLANDO -- In the four years after Michael Schiavo won the right to remove his wife's feeding tube, the state's social welfare agency investigated 89 complaints of abuse but never found that he or anybody else harmed Terri Schiavo, records released late Friday show.

The state Department of Children and Families repeatedly concluded that Michael Schiavo ensured his wife's physical and medical needs were met, provided proper therapy for her and had no control over her money. They also found no evidence that he beat or strangled her, as his detractors have repeatedly charged.

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Skinny, screeching banshee on cover of TIME

Vast, right-wing conspiracy geeks' pinup skank reveals in more ways than one just how ugly she really is. Her popularity tells us much more about her pathetic fans than about the banshee herself.

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