Not In My Bible
Saturday, February 25, 2006
He has accomplished one mission.
The Justice Department has a message for Congress: clean up your house or else we may have to do it for you. A senior federal law enforcement official told TIME that the paralyzed and often lax House ethics committee has created a vacuum that prosecutors won't hesitate to fill. The House’s internal mechanism for keeping corruption in check is “broken,” says the official.
COLUMBUS — Tom Noe was so eager to become a Bush “Pioneer” that he used a pair of former top aides to Gov. Bob Taft to launder campaign contributions to the President’s re-election bid, documents released yesterday by prosecutors show.
H. Douglas Talbott told investigators last summer that he and Doug Moormann took part in Mr. Noe’s alleged scheme in October, 2003, to illegally funnel money into the President’s campaign.
As a reward for their fund-raising efforts, Mr. Noe gained the elite fund-raising status and an invitation to a White House Christmas party, and Mr. Talbott had his photo taken with the President, Mr. Talbott said.
Mr. Talbott and Mr. Moormann, also aides to former Gov. George Voinovich, were convicted on ethics violations yesterday for failing to report money they were given from Mr. Noe. Documents released by prosecutors detailing their probe into the former aides — although heavily redacted because of ongoing investigations — provided new details about Mr. Noe’s generosity toward public officials and his eagerness to curry favor with all levels of government.
… Major-General Kale Kayihura, Inspector General of Police, told a news conference Waldron was suspected of links to a group in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and "planned to set up a political party here based on Christian principles."…
Katherine Harris didn't know the guy who took her to lunch and asked for an inside track to a defense contract had donated illegal money to her war chest. Yeah, right.
Compassionate cancervatism has alienated seniors instead of hornswaggling them into voting for republicansThe hideous complexity of President Bush's prescription drug program has reduced elderly Americans -- and their children -- to tears of bewildered frustration. The multiple options when you sign up, each with its own multiple ceilings and co-payments; the second round of red tape when you actually want to acquire some pills; the ludicrously complex and arbitrary standards of eligibility, which play a cruel and pointless game of hide-and-seek as they lurch up and down the graph paper like drunks. Suddenly a mystery is solved: So this must be what he means by "compassionate conservatism."
Thus Bush's only major domestic accomplishment in six years as president has not achieved its intended purpose of cementing the affection of senior citizens for the Republican Party. Many Republicans are sobbing with frustration, too. It is one thing to put aside your principles and spend hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars on the largest expansion of the welfare state since the Great Society if it is going to help you win elections (so you can pursue your dream of smaller government). It is another to sell your soul and not get anything for it. No one looks more foolish than a failed cynic.
Friday, February 24, 2006
This is not brand new information, but we appreciate this blogger's work at getting so much that backs up what we already knew.
(*I still have no idea what that means.)
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Turning the state into a promised land for conservative Christians will be easier than he had thought, he says.
Burnell, a 30-year-old financial adviser and founder of Christian Exodus, believes thousands of religious conservatives across the USA agree with him when he says their influence on government is diluted by liberals and Republicans who have failed to do what mainstream Americans elected them to do.
The answer he came up with in late 2003: Move like-minded Christians to one state: South Carolina.
The Bush family has always had a deal with the devil.
As Kevin Phillips, the man who originally crafted the GOP "Southern Strategy" for Nixon, told BuzzFlash, the Bush family only excels at two things: corporate cronyism and stealing elections.
To everyone who voted for Bush: Did God still put him in the White House?Was it really God's plan in 2000 to turn the entire world upside down?
Fiberty, greedom and lemocracy are on the march, thanks to Bush's invasion. All those purple fingers are better than carpets of flowers.
"Only four GIs died yesterday," Cheney said. "So, see? I was right a year ago. The insurgents are in their last throes."
Why do they have wireless data transfer ports?
IrDA Protocol Can 'Totally Compromise System' Without Detection, Warns Federal Voting Standards Website
So far, no state or federal authority -- to our knowledge -- has dealt with this alarming security threat
Florida 2004 was rigged for Leninist Bush
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A deal that allows an Arab-owned company in Dubai to manage six major U.S. ports was scrutinized for security risks by an obscure intelligence agency that has existed for only four months, American officials said on Wednesday.
The Intelligence Community Acquisition Risk Centre, or CARC, overseen by the office of intelligence chief John Negroponte, was asked by the government committee that vets foreign investments in the United States to look into the ports deal soon after it came to its attention in early November.
U.S. officials approved the sale of British-based P&O to Dubai Ports World of the United Arab Emirates on January 16, giving the Arab-owned firm a green light to take over port operations in New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New Orleans and Miami.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
But if Bush never heard of the port deal until yesterday, why did he appoint the guy who negotiated it?
If Bush didn't sell our ports to the UAE, who did?
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Anything other than, "Sieg, heil!" is treason.
The people who used to warn us about Big Brother are the very ones who voted for the actual Big Brother.
Eyewitnesses Peel Back Lies on War Debate
by Jay Bookman
A hundred years from now, historians will still be regaling readers with the all-too-true tales of ignorance, arrogance, dishonesty and outright incompetence that drove our nation to invade Iraq. As stories go, nothing in our country's previous 225 years of history quite matches it. And for our children's sake, we better hope that nothing in our future comes close to it, either
Khan, a Pakistani-American and a U.S. Air Force veteran, was arrested on September 29, 2005 at a GMU student center after positioning himself several feet from a military recruiting table. He wore a small sign reading “Recruiters Tell Lies” taped to his chest and held leaflets to give to individuals who requested them.
Despite harassment from fellow students, Khan remained quiet. When told by a GMU official that he needed a permit to “table” in the area, Khan responded that he was not using a table, but merely standing quietly and expressing his opinion.
After refusing to move, Khan was handcuffed by campus police, dragged to a police vehicle, and transported to a Fairfax County police facility where he was booked for trespass and disorderly conduct. The ACLU of Virginia provided legal representation, and all charges against Khan were dropped.
“This scenario is almost hard to imagine in a nation built on the principle of free speech,” said ACLU of Virginia executive director Kent Willis.
“This was a lone student standing in public space at a state university peaceably expressing his opinion against a government policy,” added Willis. “If that’s not protected by the First Amendment, then one has to wonder what is.”
Nothing is protected anymore. No one is safe.
If Bush had been captain of the Titannic, he'd have told the passengers the hull was intact, there was no iceberg, the water was 91 degrees, and it was high noon.
Mr Fukuyama, one of the US's most influential public intellectuals, concludes that "it seems very unlikely that history will judge either the intervention [in Iraq] itself or the ideas animating it kindly".
Going further, he says the movements' advocates are Leninists who "believed that history can be pushed along with the right application of power and will. Leninism was a tragedy in its Bolshevik version, and it has returned as farce when practised by the United States".
While President Bush proclaims his support for democracy around the world, his Justice Department is busy stifling it here at home. The Department of Justice recently approved Georgia’s plan to force voters to show a state-issued ID that can be obtained in only 59 of the state’s 159 counties, none of which are in the six counties with the highest percentage of African Americans.
This is especially troubling because of the apparent racist motivations of the bill’s backers. The chief sponsor of Georgia’s bill told the Justice Department that “if there are fewer black voters because of this bill, it will only be because there is less opportunity for fraud.” Even the Justice Department’s own experts believe this will disenfranchise eligible voters.
William Tierney, the former United Nations weapons inspector who unveiled the so-called "Saddam Tapes" at a conference in Arlington, Virginia, Saturday, told National Review Online that God directed him to weapons sites in Iraq and that his belief in the importance of one particular site was strengthened when a friend told him that she had a vision of the site in a dream.
Torture debates are lies, wrapped in spin, in a barrel of bull$#!+.
One reclassified document in Mr. Aid's files, for instance, gives the C.I.A.'s assessment on Oct. 12, 1950, that Chinese intervention in the Korean War was "not probable in 1950." Just two weeks later, on Oct. 27, some 300,000 Chinese troops crossed into Korea. (NYT)
One theory is that Bush will veto efforts to stop the plan, allowing republican Congressmen up for re-election this year to override it and look tough. But they're still the people who kissed Bush's feet for five years.
US threatens to cut aid to Iraq if new government is sectarian
The US and Britain are pressuring Iraq's dominant Shia community to relinquish two key ministries in negotiations for a new government, as the country was hit by a wave of bombings that killed at least 24 people.
The US ambassador to Iraq, Zalmay Khalilzad, warned yesterday that Washington might cut aid to the Iraqis if the new government included sectarian politicians, pointing out that the US had spent "billions" in building up the police and the army.
"Nobody denies that [Saddam Hussein] was supporting al-Qaeda…Well, I shouldn’t say nobody. Nobody with brains."
What the bi-partisan 9-11 commission said about Saddam Hussein’s relationship with al-Qaeda:
The Sept. 11 commission reported yesterday that it has found no “collaborative relationship” between Iraq and al Qaeda, challenging one of the Bush administration’s main justifications for the war in Iraq.
Sunday, February 19, 2006
("Neat" means a drink with no ice.)
Bush doesn't negotiate with terists. He just gives them everything they want. (A war, a reason to recruit, on
"Bush is insane!"
So says 9-11 dad and lifelong republican.
They're off the endangered species list, and it's open season.