Saturday, July 09, 2005

"The Vatican enabled Nazis to escape to Argentina"

Lawsuit accuses Vatican Bank of role in World War II crimes

Filed in a federal court in California, the suit alleges that immediately after World War II, the bank - the financial arm of the Roman Catholic Church - helped fleeing members of a brutal, pro-Nazi regime in Croatia hide and launder millions of dollars worth of loot, including gold and jewelry taken from concentration camp prisoners.

According to Dorich and his lawyers, those riches were used to help the pro-Nazi henchmen slip out of Europe and escape to South America in 1945 and after.

Dorich, the son of a Serbian immigrant, recalled that dozens of his relatives were massacred by the Ustashe, a Croatian puppet government installed by the Nazis when they conquered the Balkans in the 1940s.

Let's all just go back to the Dark Ages, shall we?

Between the rethuglicons who want us to go back to the 1850s, and now the Vatican who wants even worse, this planet is in serious, and I mean serious, trouble.

An influential cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church, which has long been regarded as an ally of the theory of evolution, is now suggesting that belief in evolution as accepted by science today may be incompatible with Catholic faith.

Hey, look, the new Pope is a Suthun Baptist!

Might as well be...anti-science and generally pro-ignorance.

His spokesman says to forget what the previous Pope said about science, this Pope knows what's really what. And what's really what is that scientists are atheists, and the sun revolves around the Earth again.

The Catholic Church, while leaving to science many details about the history of life on earth, proclaims that by the light of reason the human intellect can readily and clearly discern purpose and design in the natural world, including the world of living things.

Jerry Falwell must be so pleased to learn that this new cancervative Pope is more infallible than that dead librul one was.

It's not that easy being green (christian)

'Protect God's creation'

(As long as it doesn't cost corporations a red cent.)

The 30-million-member National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) published a landmark document in November calling on conservative Christians to "labour to protect God's creation".

It stated that "government has an obligation to protect its citizens from the effects of environmental degradation."

Thank Reagan for Osama bin Hidin

Dutch created, supplied and then forgot about al qaeda when the Soviets left Afghanistan. Rethuglicons never clean up their messes, do they?

Bin Laden was, though, a product of a monumental miscalculation by western security agencies. Throughout the 80s he was armed by the CIA and funded by the Saudis to wage jihad against the Russian occupation of Afghanistan. Al-Qaida, literally "the database", was originally the computer file of the thousands of mujahideen who were recruited and trained with help from the CIA to defeat the Russians. Inexplicably, and with disastrous consequences, it never appears to have occurred to Washington that once Russia was out of the way, Bin Laden's organisation would turn its attention to the west.

Paramilitary Boy Scouts lose Pentagon funding

What color is the Boy Scout uniform? (Hint: Brown shirts.)

CHICAGO - A federal judge has ruled the Pentagon can no longer spend millions in government money to ready a Virginia military base for a national Boy Scout event typically held every four years, the American Civil Liberties Union announced Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Blanche Manning's June 22 order stems from a 1999 lawsuit by the ACLU of Illinois that claimed the Defense Department sponsorship violates the First Amendment because the Scouts require members to swear an oath of duty to God.

ACLU of Illinois spokesman Ed Yohnka said no other youth organization receives millions of dollars in government support, and that the injunction is the latest step toward ending the Scouts' unfair advantage.

The Defense Department notified the Chicago federal court in April that it would support this summer's jamboree, despite a ruling by Manning in March that the department's aid was unconstitutional. The government argued at the time that the ruling wasn't final.
The government aid, which amounted to $6 million and $8 million respectively for the jamborees in 1997 and 2001, was used to transport military personnel and other goods there, according to Manning's March order. The government expected to pay about $7.3 million for this year's jamboree.

Jamboree activities include archery, biking, a confidence course, environmental conservation programs and kayaking, according to the Scouts' Web site.

See how King Goerge has screwed GIs and veterans in your state

Republicans have quietly tried to cut corners when it comes to the needs of America's veterans and the courageous men and women in the military. They have tried to cut health care benefits for our veterans, refused to expand health care for men and women in the National Guard and Reserves, and rejected measures to keep them safe when they are fighting overseas.

Learn more about how these cuts have effected (sic) veterans and military families in your area by clicking your state below. (See website.)

FINALLY: A terist goes to prison

Oh, and he's not a raghead. He's a compassionate cancervative chrixtain.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A man who once claimed to be on a mission from God to kill abortion providers was sentenced Thursday to 19 years in federal prison for mailing hundreds of letters with fake anthrax to women's clinics.

Clayton Lee Waagner, 48, was convicted in 2003 of mailing the letters and of posting a message on an anti-abortion Web site claiming he'd been following clinic employees and was "going to kill as many of them as I can."

At his trial, Waagner called himself a terrorist and said people who provide abortions deserved to be shot.

Short survey

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Thanks.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Osama's boys hit London? I don't think so.

What does this attack have to do with Gulf War II? Nothing. The G-8 summit? Probably. Northern Ireland? Still a possibility.

(But) MSNBC TV translator Jacob Keryakes, who said that a copy of the message was later posted on a secular Web site, noted that the claim of responsibility contained an error in one of the Quranic verses it cited. That suggests that the claim may be phony, he said.

"This is not something al-Qaida would do," he said.

Parallels to Madrid bombings: "Carried out by al qaeda-inspired terist cells." Copycats are just that.

Al-Qa'eda "link" hides multitude of suspects

Who was responsible? Reports that a group linked to al-Qa'eda was claiming responsibility for the London bombings tells us very little.

There are many fundamentalist organisations that fly under Osama bin Laden's flag of convenience and some of them have bases or off-shoots in London.

Suspects are kept under surveillance by MI5 and the police Special Branch. But one thing appeared clear last night: there was not an inkling of intelligence that this attack was about to happen, even though one had long been feared.

Doubts abound as to identity of London bombers

One scenario points to an Al-Qaida terror cell which received instructions from Osama bin Laden himself or from his senior deputies.

Another possibility suggests that the attacks were carried out by an independent terrorist group which draws inspiration from Al-Qaida and bin Laden.

Who needs evidence when fear and prejudice are so much more fun? Just ask FAUXNEWS. They weren't there, and still aren't. But they know everything, as usual.

The Brits are learning what Israelis have known for decades

"King Goerge scared 'em off!" is so much sheep dip.

The Brits are fighting them in London so we don't have to fight them here. Huh?

It was the attack Britain's police and intelligence chiefs had been predicting, and dreading. Despite (the UK's) spending millions of pounds on counter-terrorism, having some of the world's most advanced surveillance equipment, and a nation supposedly on high alert, the terrorists succeeded yesterday in getting through the UK's defences.

Up until now, the police and security services have been congratulated at foiling any terrorism act since the 11 September 2001 atrocities. Police say they have thwarted five major al-Qa'ida plots in the UK. But they are still struggling to get anything like a full understanding of the al-Qa'ida threat in the United Kingdom.

Aren't terists suicide bombers? Not in London, they weren't.

So why aren't they doing it?

Terists might attack crops. They might attack college football games. NASCAR races. Shopping malls. Nuke plants. Crowded interstates at rush hour. They might drive by and talk about yo' mama.

But they're not. That's because there are no terists.

And even if there were, we couldn't stop them. If Israel can't, neither can anyone else.

How will al qaeda benefit from bombing London? They won't. Who will? King Goerge, Blair and the neocons. So...

"Terists are killing everybody!"

Except here. All our terists are homegrown.

Does King Goerge get the credit for "keeping us safe?" No. If there really were terists, they'd do whatever they wanted to do here just as they do everywhere else. Think about it: If Israel with their decades of experience can't eliminate terists, why should we think King Goerge can? He can't. No attacks since 9/11=no more terists.

According to the NCTC figures, America suffered only five terrorism incidents last year, which included an arson attack in Utah for which the Animal Liberation Front claimed responsibility. Mr Brennan said that the low number of attacks on US soil reflected the good job that the Bush Administration has done in protecting the US homeland. But he noted that many attacks overseas are aimed at American and Western interests. According to the report, only 19 per cent of terrorist incidents last year were attributable to Islamic extremists.

King Goerge brings fiberty, greedom and lemocracy to Iraq. Or not.

West turns blind eye as police put Saddam's torturers back to work

IRAQI security forces, set up by American and British troops, torture detainees by pulling out their fingernails, burning them with hot irons or giving them electric shocks, Iraqi officials say. Cases have also been recorded of bound prisoners being beaten to death by police.

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Iraqi rebels destroy Baghdad's water supply

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20050707/wl_mideast_afp/
iraqunrestbaghdadwater


Most are not insurgents, which is why I refuse to use that term. Regardless of what we call them, we can't beat them. In all of history, no invader has ever defeated a determined resistance in what is now called, "asymetrical warfare."

And why should we even try? It's their country. They didn't invade us, we invaded them. It's long past time to declare victory and bring everybody home from a war they never should have had to go to.

King Goerge's accomplished mission in Afghanistan leaves communists still in charge

This is what Spawn Hannity calls winning a war?

''In Afghanistan today, alleged war criminals--Taliban, mujahedeen, communist--enjoy total impunity in the name of national reconciliation,'' he said. ''This is an insult to victims and an affront to justice.''

Last fall's election still bogus; King Goerge still illegitimate

Didn't we already know this? It's been demonstrated so many times.


UIC Prof's Statistical Analysis Casts Doubt on '04 Election Result Chicago, IL

A University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) professor recently issued a report calling into question the results of the 2004 presidential election.

In the 30-plus page report, Ron Baiman, PhD, of UIC's Institute of Government and Public Affairs, along with eleven other colleagues from other prestigious universities, applied quantitative data to explain the discrepancy between exit poll projections and votes actually recorded in the November election and to understand the analysis given by Edison Media Research & Mitofsky International (E/M), the pollster of record for the national election.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

If they hate US for OUR freedoms, why'd they hit London?

UPDATE: At least 40 dead, 300 injured.

At least seven explosions wrack London's mass transit system.

King Goerge will say we're fighting 'em there so we don't have to fight 'em here. Jerry Falwell will say God punished the UK for failing to kill all their queers. Big Dick will give Halliburton some more no-bid contracts to rebuild the damage and deliver dirty bubbles and squeaks.

What might we have done with this money?

Bremer can go to Gitmo with Cunningham, DeLay, Abramoff and, well, every other living rethuglicon.

So, Mr Bremer, where did all the money go?

At the end of the Iraq war, vast sums of money were made available to the US-led provisional authorities, headed by Paul Bremer, to spend on rebuilding the country. By the time Bremer left the post eight months later, $8.8 billion of that money had disappeared.

King Goerge thinks he's Jed Bartlet

Remember the pilot for The West Wing? "POTUS (was) in a bicycle accident" then, too.

Except Bartlet will leave office with high ratings.

They want YOUR children to fight so THEIR children don't have to

"Public service" for young rethuglicon chickenhawks will include organizing campus appearances by Coultergeist and Hannity while your kids fight in wars of conquest for King Goerge and PNAC.

Notice the continuing reverence for Germany.

"...A military expert and Pentagon advisor says the United States should look at Germany if it wants to find a way to solve the long-term military recruiting problem. While President Bush and most Pentagon officials want to avoid a draft, retired Army Lt. Colonel Bob Maginnis says unless the pace of the war on terror decreases, conscription might be America's best recourse. He notes, "I have a half-brother who lives in Germany who, when he was 18, after his high school, had to provide mandatory public service -- either the military or he could go into social service. It was still the same 18-month obligation. He helped invalids in his community, and it was an organized program." While his brother chose the social service option, Maginnis points out that the Germans "fill their army with conscripts who would rather go into the army." The military advisor says unless the current pace of the war decreases, the U.S. might have to reinstate the draft, and he feels the German option would be fair to everyone.

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National Guard protects states from...their citizens

National Guard Accused Of Spying On Anti-War Protesters
Senator Calls For Formal Investigation

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. -- The California National Guard is being investigated after being accused of spying on some state residents and destroying documents that may prove the allegations.

And...

"We have also received information from sources that this conduct may not be limited to just California; that, in fact, other units across the country may have engaged in similar domestic activity," Dunne said.

DeptHomeSec or Gestapo?

A new Pentagon strategy for securing the U.S. homeland calls for expanded U.S. military activity not only in the air and sea -- where the armed forces have historically guarded approaches to the country -- but also on the ground and in other less traditional, potentially more problematic areas such as intelligence sharing with civilian law enforcement.

The strategy is outlined in a 40-page document, approved last month, that marks the Pentagon's first attempt since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to present a comprehensive plan for defending the U.S. homeland.

Noah's Ark landed in Alaska before going back to the Middle East

Theropod footprint found in Denali National Park proves Noah visited Alaska and dropped off some dinos, right?

Why do these junkscientists hate God and America?

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A track from a three-toed dinosaur believed to be about 70 million years old has been discovered in Denali National Park, the first evidence that the animals roamed there, scientists said.

The fossil is 9 inches long and 6 inches wide, officials said.
From the size of the track, (he) estimates the meat-eater was 9 to 13 feet long.

"You are looking at a very large, birdlike animal except it has teeth and a tail and instead of wings, it has arms," he said. A rough comparison, he said, would be a scaled-down Tyrannosaurus rex.

The best gubmnt (their) money can buy

Pharma army: 1,300 lobbyists hired in last year

The pharmaceutical industry's run of success on Capitol Hill has benefited from the more than $800 million spent since 1998 on lobbyists and political campaigns, a political watchdog group told AP's Kevin Freking Wednesday. The trade group representing drug makers said the money helped patients. The following excerpts, acquired by RAW STORY, will run nationwide later tonight.

Jebya wipes his butt with the First Amendment...again

Make no mistake, such programs are designed to point out which kids have no dads--or have God-hating dads who choose not to participate for reasons that are no one else's business--so the other kids can bully them. In the name of the Prince of Peace, of course.

TALLAHASSEE — Just before Father's Day, Gov. Jeb Bush announced that he wanted every public school in Florida to host a Christian-based program designed to increase fathers' participation in their children's lives.

The program, All Pro Dad, combines a biblical foundation with the draw of popular professional athletes to promote the belief that "the father is the head of the household" and that men should rely on God to help them be better parents and keep their marriages intact. It also encourages Bible reading.

Is this the woman who took us to war?

Who needs evidence when you have a good p/r person like this?

If she had a website, it'd feature a picture of herself in an aluminum foil hat.

It was the first bombing of the World Trade Centre in 1993 that launched Mylroie's quixotic quest to prove that Saddam's regime was the chief source of anti-US terrorism. She laid out her case in a 2000 book called Study of Revenge: Saddam Hussein's Unfinished War Against America. Perle glowingly blurbed the book as "splendid and wholly convincing". Wolfowitz and his then wife, according to Mylroie, "provided crucial support".

Mylroie believes that Saddam was behind every anti-American terrorist incident of note in the past decade, from the levelling of the federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995 to September 11 itself. She is, in short, a cranky conspiracist - but her neoconservative friends believed her theories, bringing her on as a terrorism consultant at the Pentagon.

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"Duke" Cunningham belongs in Gitmo

Such criminals deserve a very special place where they can suffer for their sins.

CITY ISLAND, N.Y. – Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham made roughly a $400,000 profit by selling the boat he lived aboard in the nation's capital from 1997 to 2002 to a businessman convicted in a bid-rigging scheme. The man said he subsequently got advice from Cunningham about how to pursue a presidential pardon from the Bush administration.

McCarthy's compassionate chrixtain ghost haunts academia

At the beginning of the Cold War in the early 1950s, Joseph McCarthy, the infamous Republican senator from Wisconsin, stalked the political landscape recklessly hurling charges that hordes of Communists had infiltrated the U.S. government before, during, and after World War II.

Sen. McCarthy and his band of self-proclaimed patriots also trained their guns on the creative community – writers, directors, and actors working in Hollywood and on Broadway – as well as public school teachers and academics on college campuses across the country.

The hysteria these men stirred up through largely unsubstantiated charges caused thousands of people to lose their jobs. Some committed suicide.

Flash forward 50 years: David Horowitz, the 1960s left-wing radical turned right-wing activist/provocateur and Republican political consultant, has picked up McCarthy's baton. Disguised as an attempt to broaden free speech on campus, Horowitz's Academic Bill of Rights – which aims to stifle the speech of liberal academics – has been making the rounds of state houses and college campuses during the past year or so.

A vote for any rethuglicon is a vote for crime, theo-fascism and poverty

GOP Senate candidate wants his constituents to make less money

Roll Call reports that the National Republican Party is recruiting Domino's Pizza CEO David Brandon as their candidate in the economically-hard-hit state of Michigan. The Wall Street Journal reported that after the 2004 election Brandon was the guy who said he is "counting on the president to counter any potential moves to increase the minimum wage" - even though the minimum wage is nearing a 50-year low in terms of purchasing power. Brandon, a longtime Republican donor, has many weapons at his disposal to make sure wages in his state stay low: Since 1998, Domino's has given the Republican Party more than $100,000 (see here and here for details).

They also serve who sit and bloviate

Tom Tomorrow hits another one out of the park.

National Counterterrorism Center tracks five incidents on US soil

Worldwide Incidents Tracking System reports one terr-related casualty.

Aren't we glad we've spent about nine grillion dollars stopping terists?

Three more compassionate chrixtain cancervatives headed to the slammer

KY Governor's deputy chief of staff among those indicted in hiring probe


FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A special grand jury indicted three of Gov. Ernie Fletcher's subordinates, including his deputy chief of staff, on various misdemeanor charges, including criminal conspiracy and political discrimination.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Pentagon prepares to install King Goerge as fuehrer for life

Last week it was the new secret police. Now this.


No dictator can take, much less keep, total control without support of the military. Looks like he's got it.

WASHINGTON The Pentagon's most senior planners are challenging the longstanding strategy that requires the armed forces to be prepared to fight two major wars at a time. Instead, they are weighing whether to shape the military to mount one conventional campaign while devoting more resources to defending American territory and antiterrorism efforts.

An official designation of a counterterrorism role and a shift to a strategy that focuses on domestic defense would have a huge impact on the size and composition of the military.

Only soldiers can enforce martial law under which they can confiscate radios, cellphones, computers and small arms that the underground could use to resist a dictator.

Go ahead and laugh. You didn't think they could rig an election, either, did you? Our only hope of keeping America America is a civil war within the GOP over the next Supreme Court nominee, which seems a bit more likely by the day.

Brave chrixtain patriots wear uniforms to "church," but not in their king's holy war

Now, why didn't Jesus tell his followers to wear military uniforms?

Preacher turns congregation into militia. When will the church youth enlist for their king's holy war?

(Rochester, NY) You have probably never seen an army missile used in a church service or a pastor dressed in fatigues, but that is exactly what you'll find Sundays at New Born Fellowship Christian Center in Rochester, where church leaders have decided to conduct a new program called Spiritual Warfare.

Pastor Warren Meeks knows it's shocking to see a missile inside a church, or to see a house of worship set up like a jungle of war.

However, he says this concept of spiritual warfare has a purpose. Pastor Meeks said, "We take our liberty for granted. A price was paid. So we want to assist them spiritually in prayer."

Assist whom? And since when does prayer require military uniforms?

Upon whom do they plan to wage their "spiritual warfare?" Are they going after sin or sinners?

If it's sinners, you know they're coming for libruls.

Fat-assed patriots threaten national security

Army hates junk food, advertising and, well, capitalism in general.

Thousands of troops are struggling to lose weight, and thousands have been booted out of the service in recent years because they couldn't.

However, one of the biggest worries concerns those not even in uniform yet: Nearly 2 out of 10 men and 4 out of 10 women of recruiting age weigh too much to be eligible, a record number for that age group.

"This is quickly becoming a national security issue for us. The pool of recruits is becoming smaller," said Col. Gaston Bathalon, an Army nutrition expert.

Army gives Halliburton 20% raise for overcharging for delivering dirty food, too little of everything else

Where is Cheney most of the time? Giving our money to his friends so they can donate it to GOP campaign war chests.

The Army has ordered nearly $5 billion in work from Halliburton Co. to provide logistics support to U.S. troops in Iraq over the next year, $1 billion above what the Army paid for similar services the previous year.

The new order, which comes despite lingering questions about the company's past billing, replaces an earlier agreement that expired last June but had been extended through this spring to ensure a continuous supply of food, sanitation, laundry and other logistical services for the troops, according to Linda K. Theis, an Army spokeswoman.

Santorum's book reveals the theo-fascists' true plan for America

CapitolBuzz wades through toxic sewage so we don't have to.

"The notion that college education is a cost-effective way to help poor, low-skill, unmarried mothers with high school diplomas or GEDs move up the economic ladder is just wrong." (It Takes a Family, 138) (He leaves us to wonder what is right.)


My favorite post at CapitolBuzz:

"Laugh all you want you liberal satanists. You're reading the words of the next Vice President of the United States. You lost the culture war, sicko pervs, and now we're coming to put you out of your misery (you just think freedom and liberty are fun) posted by Anonymous

Are you getting ready yet?

...but the biasedlibrulmedia are to blame for low recruiting numbers...

...because they insist on reporting these scams.

Johnny Comes Marching Home to Loans

Think joining the army will clear your student debt? Better check the fine print.

"That recruiter sat in our living room and promised the whole family that these loans would be taken care of in full," Kathy says, her voice steely. "In his contract it was stated that they would take care of them." In Iraq, Tony served as a rear gunner on a convoy, for a month or two lacking much needed body armor. His active duty ends in November 2006 and he is eligible to be called back for four years after that. And just last month, his family found out that his loans would not be repaid by the U.S. government. Not one cent.

LA TIMES reams King Goerge a(nother) new one

They've been up his butt for a while now, and show no signs of slowing down.

Science Fiction

The altering of reports to fit policies is dismaying

Once again a scientific report has been recast for the sake of political expediency and used as the basis for a federal rule that puts industry profit over the health of people and the environment. If that sounds familiar, it's because it has been happening regularly throughout President Bush's tenure.

In the most recent case, a government biologist and hydrologist complained that their findings on how cattle grazing damages wildlands were rewritten to produce contrary conclusions. A "significant adverse impact" on wildlife, for instance, somehow became "beneficial to animals." Then the Bush administration announced that based on these rosy findings, it would relax rules that limit grazing on public lands.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Why didn't DeptHomeSec raise the terr alert for the Fourth?

Where are the evildoing terists who hate us for our freedoms?

Why didn't they kill us yesterday? Why haven't they killed us since 9/11? Are they really all in Gitmo? Are they really fighting us over there, and can't fight us here?

I'd have thought huge crowds of infidel celebrants would make juicy targets for evildoers who hate us for our freedoms. At least that's what they told us up almost daily until King Goerge took office again last fall. What, aren't we supposed to be afraid of the sky falling anymore? Or are there just no terists?

ANOTHER STUNT TO KEEP US AFRAID

A small plane violated the restricted airspace around the presidential retreat of Camp David, and the pilot was questioned after being forced to land, federal authorities said.

The pilot was released late Saturday without being charged, Secret Service spokesman Jonathan Cherry said Sunday.

King Goerge: "Insurgents are redcoats, we are minutemen."

Chimpy MacFlightsuit has lost what was left of his diseased little mind.

Compares Gulf War II to Revolutionary War, say's insurgents (sic) are the redcoats, and we must kick them out of their own country if we want freedom from tyranny, or something...you tell me what he's talking about. He makes even less sense than usual.

In two months, the war will be just like Labor Day, and we must stop the terists if we want a day off work. Then it'll be just like Halloween, and the terists will "roll" our yards and houses because they hate us for our freedoms. Then it'll be like Thanksgiving, and suicide bombers will make cranberry sauce with anthrax in it. Finally, the war will be like Christmas, and King Goerge will be Baby Jesus come to fulfill Old Testament prophecy.

"Since when was God pro-war and pro-rich?"

I would add, "pro-liar, pro-criminal and pro-fascist."

'Reclaim our faith': America's pulpit politics take a left turn

America's moderate and progressive evangelists, outgunned for years by the mighty "religious (sic) right," are demanding their own share of the political action.

Their mantra, in a building campaign against conservative Christians (sic), a key constituency of President George W. Bush, is: "Since when was God pro-war, and pro-rich?

"There is a silent majority of moderate and progressive Christians out there and other people of faith who have felt completely left out of the conversation," Jim Wallis, a leading evangelical activist, told AFP.

Christians opposed to Bush, the most overtly religious (sic) president of modern times, say his war in Iraq, and tax cuts which they claim favor the rich, do not square with a faith which teaches followers to love their neighbor.

"We can no longer stand by and watch people speak hatred, division, war and greed in the name of our faith," said Patrick Mrotek, founder of the new Christian Alliance for Progress. "We must reclaim our faith."

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If people like these didn't hate America, recruiters would be swamped with young patriots

Freedom isn't free...unless you're a young rethuglicon chickenhawk

Soles evoke the souls of Americans killed in Iraq

With 1,746 (empty) pairs of boots spread across the lawn, "It's hard... not see the people who stood in them."

In the undated letter to his family in Texas, Army Chief Warrant Officer Wesley C. Fortenberry wrote that the worst part of being in Iraq was not the heat - which was pretty bad - but the trauma of piloting a helicopter carrying the bodies of Marines from the field.

But he tried to alleviate his family's worries, signing off: "Please know that I am dreaming of home and that we are all doing our best to take care of each other out here."

Fortenberry was one of two Americans killed on April 11, 2004, when their helicopter was shot down near Baghdad. He was 38.
His missive - sealed in plastic along with a photo of the officer kissing an infant - is attached to boots representing his life in the "Eyes Wide Open: The Human Cost of War in Iraq" exhibit, at Sixth and Market Streets until 4 p.m. today.

More than 1,700 pairs of boots cover the lawn alongside the Independence Visitor Center. Each represents the life of a member of the U.S. armed forces lost in Iraq, most marked with a name and age.

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Waving flags and sporting yellow ribbons is just as good as wearing a uniform during a war

YR chickenhawks should go ahead and start not getting the same veterans benefits actual veterans are not getting.

"Most of our members either serve, have served, or plan to serve in the United States Armed Forces, or have participated in events or projects supporting the United States Armed Forces. We will not be intimidated."

Events? You mean like, OPERATION: Saddam is bad-you go get 'im.

History lesson about PNAC, King Goerge and his neocon friends

Courtesy sans culotte (from Crooks&Liars)

By Rove's own admission, he engaged in trying to smear Wilson by spreading around his wife's name (he only claims he didn't start it) as a "fair game" retaliation for Wilson's pointing out that Bush and team were lying to make their case for war!

Rove, via his admissions, has confirmed that the DSM was true, whether or not he was the original source.

That is the impeachable offense for Bush.

This isn't about Rove in particular anymore. If we make it such, he’ll find a way to weasel out of it. He’s claiming that he wasn’t the original leak, that he only repeated it.

This is about the DSM and how the Plame affair proves it true.

This is about the end of the Bush/PNAC empire builders.

The PNAC/DSM/Plame tutorial.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Dow...ing_street_memo

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PNAC

http:// www.newamericancentury.or...intonletter.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Val...i/ Valerie_Plame

http://www.townhall.com/ columnis...n20030714.shtml (This is the Novak article that started this whole Plame game)

The 1998 PNAC letter to Clinton proves this admin had a hard-on to go to war to oust Saddam before they ever took office. (PNAC is the neocon group founded by Rumsfeld and Cheney, other notable members incl Wolfowitz, John Bolton, Armitage,…ie; most of shrubs admin. They’re a huge part of understanding this).

The Plame affair, regardless of who was the initial leak, proves that the allegations made in the DSM were true. They were fixing the intel to make their case for war. This admin was so pre-set for war, they didn't even hesitate to smear the name and ruin the career of a covert agent as revenge, not to mention this obviously jeopardizes National Security (Rove's idea of fair game), to keep the truth from getting in the way of the war. All Wilson did was point out that the admin., specifically Bush in his 03 state of the union (his “12 words"), was lying to make the case for war.

Two "-isms" that are unrelated to patriotism

July 4 is America's birthday. Period. It is not a religious holiday or a war memorial holiday. Yet somehow, militarism and nationalism have slithered their way into the ceremony.

King Goerge gives tax money to theo-fascists

This is not only illegal, it's unconstitutional.

The Bush Administration tries again to institutionalize its Faith-Based Initiative with legislative action.

One of the first orders of business for George W. Bush in January 2001 was to establish a White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, thus kicking off the cornerstone social policy of his presidency. At a ceremony attended by numerous religious leaders Bush announced executive orders that instructed the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, Justice, Education and Housing and Urban Development, to set up Centers for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives within their agencies.

He's giving us the honor of paying for turning our country into a feudal theocracy.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: King Goerge, minions, say Gulf War II is wrong

Canned answer: "That's diff'runt."

For example:

"If we are going to commit American troops, we must be certain they have a clear mission, an achievable goal and an exit strategy."

-Karen Hughes, speaking on behalf of George W. Bush

"Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the President to explain to us what the exit strategy is."

-Governor George W. Bush (R-TX)

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$333 million later, NASA finally learns what Jerry Falwell already knew

The universe is the way it is because, "God spoke, it happened. That settles it."

Who needs science? They don't even teach science at Falwell's Liberty University (sic). They teach theo-science. Look it up if you don't believe me.

Veterans For Peace hate America and...veterans, apparently

They don't care much for King Goerge and his war, so you do the math.

In fact, they want him impeached. Me, too, but more importantly, I want him convicted and sent to Gitmo where things are just fine and everybody's happy. (Thanx to Texas Hoss.)

A new blog and some good sites

They want us to boycott all rethuglicon donors. Works for me.

http://www.boycott-republicans.com

Liberal America forum.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/259017

Monday, July 04, 2005

"Freedom" originally meant "from tyranny." Now it means the imposition of it by King Goerge and the theo-fascists

How would the Falwellians react to hearing the Declaration of Independence for the very first time? My guess is they'd all be Tories who'd campaign against "independency" in the first place.

And although it's a tad early to celebrate ratification of the Constitution, it's not too early to remember that it is and was meant to be a "living, breathing document." If it wasn't, women and blacks would not be able to vote.

Remind Clarence Thomas and Coultergeist of that if you get the chance.

Schools with low-income students celebrate independence from King Goerge's...financial support

A new analysis of federal money that public schools receive for low-income students shows that a record number of the nation's school districts will receive less in the coming academic year than they did for the one just ended.

How dare Dems ask King Goerge's SCOTUS nominee any questions?

Rethuglicons would never do such a thing if the tables were reversed.

Dr. First gives slimeball political whores a bad name

Renounces science, fellates theo-fascists in hopes of becoming their next king.

Was for stem cell research before he was against it, which he is now. How do these people sleep at night? Were they born sociopathic, or did they choose to be that way for money and power?

Support the troops with stuff King Goerge won't send to them

Having been on the receiving end of similar "CARE packages" about a hundred years ago, I can verify that they are deeply appreciated.

NASA wastes $330 million trying to disprove the Bible

Did King Goerge know they were going to kill a comet with that money that could have gone to Halliburton?

We already know everything about the "origins of the universe." Pat Robertson would have told them for half that much money.

Another rethuglicon who belongs in Gitmo

And he wants to be a senator. Figures.

White, Chrixtain Patriot Games held next weekend

You can bet there'll be flags and white, chrixtain patriotic music by white, chrixtain patriots Charlie Daniels and Tobey Keith.

Will military recruiters be there to sign up all the young, white chrixtain patriots?

What started as a gathering of about 500 during the 1996 Olympics ballooned to 10,000 by 2001 and reached an estimated 15,000 last year. More are expected when the 10th Annual Redneck Games are held next Saturday.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

July 4 is everybody's holiday

Our flag doesn't belong to theo-fascists. The Fourth of July is not a religious holiday. This holiday is not to worship King Goerge, his or any other war. It's to celebrate the birth of our (non-chrixtain) country.

Rent 1776. Not only is it a terrific piece of theatre captured very well on film, it accurately tells the story of how the Declaration of Independence came to be...and almost didn't, thanks to southern slaveowners, all chrixtains, of course.

Read what the founders wrote, not what theo-fascist liars say they wrote, what they really meant, or what they'd write today. Nothing is clearer in our history than that our founders forbade official religion.


Don't let people you're with this weekend get away with making it about King Goerge, his war or the military. They'll turn Arbor Day into a celebration of war and theo-fascism if we let them. Use the term, "Independence Day," as often as possible to reenforce the truth of the day.

A solution to the church-state dilemma?

History lesson: The theo-fascists out-and-out lie every time they say America is or ever was or was meant to be a chrixtain nation, and they know it. They just don't care. They've always hated having to deal with all us other people, and mean to get rid of us.

Another ally in the resistance to theo-fascism

"If anyone really thinks Dobson and Tony Perkins care about the Constitution, they need to reassess their faculties. They care about the Constitution in the context that they think liberal activist judges are robbing them from what is rightfully theirs (and in fairness, sometimes they are right). What they really care about is displaying the Ten Commandments wherever and whenever because we are a 'Christian Nation.'"

And getting rid of everyone who isn't one of them.

Why the arguments over Gonzales matter for democracy

It's more party cleansing by the theo-fascists who only want justices who are cancervative enough to suit them. They only want the true, pure, chrixtains who will ignore the Constitution in favor of the King Goerge Bible in which, somehow, the Old Testament is now "chrixtain."

Be sure to fly more flags than your neighbors.

July 4 is neither a religious holiday nor another war memorial day. It has nothing to do with "patriotism," "support the troops," "Ten Commandments," "kill ragheaded terists," or anything else that isn't Independence Day.

It's a day to celebrate independence from a tyrant, our first King George. Sadly, the Tories stayed here and spent the ensuing two centuries working to dismantle this ridiculous experiment in democracy. When you see a republican celebrating this holiday, know he is in fact America's worst enemy. They mean to return us to pre-revolution tyranny, this time under our second King Goerge. They want to repeal the 22nd Amendment so he can be fuehrer for life. They want our country to be a feudal theocracy. They want to bring back serfdom, and probably slavery.

Republicans are not Americans. They hate democracy. They hate the Constitution. They hate science and all learning. They hate having to share the land with everyone who isn't one of them. They hate everyone who isn't one of them. They mean to round us up and, at best, deport us and, at worst...who knows? Halliburton is expanding Gitmo...

They should move to Argentina with all the other nazi and confederate holdouts.

Blair says we can impeach King Goerge

Clearly he hasn't talked to Der Rushckopf about this. He already proved the DSM is more "Rathergate" stuff.

Blair confirms Downing Street Memo.

Now, who's going to start impeachment hearings?

Just a reminder of their real intent

"Liberal Hunting Permit"

"May hunt day or night, with or without dogs."

Remember that people at the Young Chickenhawk Convention (ChickCon) last weekend said they wanted to round us up and send us to Canada. I say if they're unable to share America with us, they should move to Argentina with all the other nazi and confederate holdouts.

And until they do, the can come hunt me anytime they want. But they won't enjoy it nearly as much as they think they will.

Go.

Five things we can do about the next Supreme Court nominee

We must do all five to stave off the theo-fascists from bullying one of theirs onto the Court. Most Americans want someone like O'Connor, not Scalia or Thomas. Even this last Court, cancervative as it was, usually overturned unconstitutional laws, which is its job. But if the theo-fascists get their way, the next Court won't even consider the Constitution as relevant anymore. They'll use the Old Testament as the "chrixtain" standard.

At least you'll be able to sell your unruly daughter into slavery.

Most rethuglicons couldn't care less about queers or flag-burning

They only want to steal our money and pay no taxes on what they steal. So remember to call republicans criminals at every opportunity, and talk about how they all should be locked up.

"The only republicans not in prison or under investigation are those who haven't been caught yet."

Next they'll privatize Jellystone National Park.

Why not? The White House, Congress, the Supreme Court and the Pentagon are privately owned now.

But for now, they'll settle for privately owned toll highways.

Barry Goldwater is actually a librul who hates America

"Every good Christian ought to kick (Jerry) Falwell right in the ass." (1981)

We really do miss true conservatives, don't we? They were all criminals and warmongers, to be sure, but at least they weren't theo-fascists.

Wouldn't it be nice if there was a Gitmo for corporate whores?

If there was, every rethuglion currently in office would go there now, and each succeeding rethuglicon would go directly there upon election. No torture or buggery, just waiting for the tribunal. Until hell freezes over.

Vietnam fighter ace has a bogey on his six

In English (or as we call it in librul America, "English"), that means "Duke" Cunningham has an enemy on his tail...the Feds. I guess crimebusters hate America and veterans, too.

Here's the Duke's house. Nice digs on a congressman's salary.


http://rawstory.com/news/2005/
Photos_Cunninghams_lush_estate_
Inkind_donation_of__0623.html

Paul Harvey, senile chrixtain warmonger that he is, just endorsed slavery, nuclear and biological warfare, and genocide.

And you laugh at me when I say slavery has never been far off the table for the theo-fascists who would turn our country into a feudal theocracy. Why do you think they love overseas sweatshops and hate unions?

"Once upon a time, we elbowed our way onto and across this continent by giving smallpox-infected blankets to Native Americans."

"And we grew prosperous. And yes, we greased the skids with the sweat of slaves. So it goes with most great nation-states."
"We sent men with rifles into Afghanistan and Iraq and kept our best weapons in their silos."

One more time: ARE YOU GETTING READY?

Hagel: "Republicans are Democrats."

He thinks he insulted his own kind, but he actually insulted us by calling us...shudder...repub...I can't write it twice in a row.

Among his harshest assessments of his own party: The GOP has “blown the top right off” the budget deficit. “We're a bunch of Democrats,” he charges, adding that the Dems “are better because they are honest about it. They don't pretend.” He said he wants his party to return to the “simple party” of Eisenhower, Goldwater and Reagan.

If by "simple" he means nuclear warmongers like Goldwater (then) and delusional, corporate whore idiots like Dutch. There is nothing to admire about those people and everything to oppose. Ike, well, Ike talked a good game about the "military-industrial complex," but didn't do anything about the neocons' ancestors.

British diver hates America, says US submariners died in WWII

Reporting his find will hurt recruiting for our modern submarine force. Then who will stop the terist navy? I hope this guy's happy he just endangered our country.

Divers discover WWII U.S. sub in Gulf of Thailand

A chrixtain president's efforts on AIDS in Africa

Imagine how heartless he'd be if he was one of those Jesus-hatin' libruls who just throw money at every problem instead of a compassionate cancervative put in office to do God's very will.