Not In My Bible
Saturday, April 08, 2006
With christian witnesses like this kid, who needs child molestors?
Iran is Hitler without nukes.
Bush is Hitler.
Bush wants to take care of Iran before he leaves office. Future presidents can clean up all his other messes. Including the one he wants to make in Iran.
The attention given to the nuclear option has created serious misgivings inside the offices of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he added, and some officers have talked about resigning. Late this winter, the Joint Chiefs of Staff sought to remove the nuclear option from the evolving war plans for Iran—without success, the former intelligence official said. “The White House said, ‘Why are you challenging this? The option came from you.’ ”
The Pentagon adviser on the war on terror confirmed that some in the Administration were looking seriously at this option, which he linked to a resurgence of interest in tactical nuclear weapons among Pentagon civilians and in policy circles. He called it “a juggernaut that has to be stopped.” He also confirmed that some senior officers and officials were considering resigning over the issue. “There are very strong sentiments within the military against brandishing nuclear weapons against other countries,” the adviser told me. “This goes to high levels.” The matter may soon reach a decisive point, he said, because the Joint Chiefs had agreed to give President Bush a formal recommendation stating that they are strongly opposed to considering the nuclear option for Iran. “The internal debate on this has hardened in recent weeks,” the adviser said. “And, if senior Pentagon officers express their opposition to the use of offensive nuclear weapons, then it will never happen.”
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That was then, this is now.
"I can do whatever I want. And what are you going to do about it?"
The Alabama Federation of Republican Women wants to take away the citizenship of babies born to illegal immigrants in the United States, and the group is using baby dolls to make the point.
The members have dressed the dolls with handmade oil-cloth bibs proclaiming "$118 Billion Anchor Baby." The figure illustrates an estimate of the annual cost to provide government services, such as food, education and health care, to these families, according to the group's research.
Any child born on American soil is automatically a U.S. citizen under the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. To change that, a bill to amend the Constitution would have to pass by a two-thirds majority in the House and the Senate, and then be presented to the states for approval.
Are they actually crazy, or is this just another Weapon of Mass Distraction from the messes they've made in the last five years?
Cut and paste tinyurl into address line.
The women allege that they were forced to work 12 hours a day, 7 days a week in unsanitary factories, were not compensated for overtime, and were paid very poorly. Some of the women were also asked to sign contracts that forbade them to date or marry or otherwise risk pregnancy. There are also allegations of forced abortions.
Tom DeLay, whose involvement with CNMI businesses ran through Jack Abramoff and Seattle law firm Preston Gates, overlooked such practices, never bothering to investigate them.
According to The American Prospect:
Many observers have looked at Saipan and seen ugly manufacturing sweatshops and sleazy bars where girls as young as 14 are forced into prostitution. But not DeLay. To DeLay, Saipan was an inspiration, not an embarrassment. Indeed, the United States, DeLay told the Houston Chronicle in 1998, ought to create a mainland guest-worker program just like the one Saipan offered Chinese citizens, where “particular companies can bring Mexican workers in” and pay them “whatever the market will bear.” The Saipan solution, he added, was “a shining example of a free-market success.”
DeLay's family values: His wife's in on it all, too
And so, apparently, are other "family members."
Friday, April 07, 2006
AT&T provided National Security Agency eavesdroppers with full access to its customers' phone calls, and shunted its customers' internet traffic to data-mining equipment installed in a secret room in its San Francisco switching center, according to a former AT&T worker cooperating in the Electronic Frontier Foundation's lawsuit against the company.
It was with some trepidation that we opened a most interesting card, which announced on a blue-jeaned cowboy's belt buckle something called the "5th Annual VOLPAC '06 Weekend" in Nashville on April 21-23.
Problem was you had to unbuckle the cowboy's pants and look inside to see what this was all about. Seemed a bit too "Brokeback Mountain."
The back of the card shows the cowboy from behind with a red flowered handkerchief sticking out of his right pocket. Wait a minute -- wasn't there something about how this used to be some kind of code in the gay community years ago? A way to signal each other in crowded, noisy bars?
So we checked the GayCityUSA.com's Hanky Codes. Sure enough, there it was in the chart explaining what they mean: red hanky in right pocket. Oh, dear.
White House spokesman Scott McClellan today attempted to justify, rather than deny, allegations that President Bush authorized a leak of classified information to reporters in summer 2003.
A high-ranking Defense Department IT official has been arrested and indicted on child pornography charges.
Charles Lynch, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Internet Protocol version 6 transition program, was arrested March 8 and indicted in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia the next day on one count of possessing child pornography.
According to a statement by the DOD Inspector General’s Office, court documents allege that Lynch had been operating a peer-to-peer file-sharing program on a computer in his office at DISA. Agents confiscated several computers and more than 1,000 CDs from Lynch’s office. Agents found child pornography in computer file folders, the IG’s statement said.
Lynch, 44, is on leave without pay from DISA. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison.
Some churches are more equal than others.
DHS bullies block school bus, handcuff teacher's assistant for no reason.
Bush broke the law to rationalize lying, breaking the law, invading a country that hadn't attacked usA senior administration official, speaking on background because White House policy prohibits comment on an active investigation, said Bush sees a distinction between leaks and what he is alleged to have done. The official said Bush authorized the release of the classified information to assure the public of his rationale for war as it was coming under increasing scrutiny.
President Bush vowed to fire anyone caught blabbing classified information to the media, but he himself was the leaker-in-chief, a former top White House aide testified.
Thursday, April 06, 2006
Republican Curt Weldon: "Sun Myung Moon is humanity's Savior, Messiah, Returning Lord and True Parent."Wait till Jerry Falwell hears about this. Or does Jerry approve?
After repeatedly denying it ever happened, Curt Weldon finally admitted that he attended, spoke and organized an event that declared Sun Myung Moon to be "humanity's Savior, Messiah, Returning Lord and True Parent." Really:
Weldon spoke at the coronation of Sun Myung Moon "as humanity's Savior, Messiah, Returning Lord and True Parent", on March 23, 2004. His office originally vehemently denied his attendance, then when he was revealed to be a co-chair organizer of the event claimed that he had intended to attend but could not because of a scheduling conflict; then when a photo surfaced of him speaking at the event while standing next to a lifesize photo of him pinning a Unification Church medal on Moammar Al Qadhafi (click headline), stated that he had left immediately after the speech and had no knowledge of what else went on.
Women know how men are, especially when they drink. So if women choose to be around men, especially men who drink, they should expect to be raped.
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
George Bush is a pussy.
Just read it.
Here's the list of compassionate cancervative christian sex offenders. In addition to the two most recently outted.
One interesting entry
George W. Bush, Republican president, accused in a criminal complaint and lawsuit of raping Margie Schoedinger, who was later suicided. Accused by Tammy Phillips, a former stripper quoted in the National Enquirer in 2000 saying she had an affair with Bush that had ended in 1999.
Who killed Margie Schoedinger?
Fossil animals found in Arctic Canada provide a snapshot of fish evolving into land animals, scientists say.
The finds are giving researchers a fascinating insight into this key stage in the evolution of life on Earth.
US palaeontologists have published details of the fossil "missing links" in the prestigious journal Nature.
The 383 million-year-old specimens are described as crocodile-like animals with fins instead of limbs that probably lived in shallow water.
Now we discover -- that law enforcement agent, Frank Figueroa, used to run Operation Predator.
The victim, a 16-year-old girl, said Figueroa pulled up a leg of his shorts, exposed himself and masturbated for about 10 minutes, according to the Tampa Tribune.
Figueroa was in court this morning; he pleaded no contest to charges of exposure of sexual organs and disorderly conduct He had formerly said he was not guilty. His trial is expected to begin tomorrow.
When the Founders wrote the nation's Constitution, they specified that "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States." (Article 6, section 3) This provision was radical in its day-- giving equal citizenship to believers and non-believers alike. They wanted to ensure that no single religion could make the claim of being the official, national religion, such as England had. Nowhere in the Constitution does it mention religion, except in exclusionary terms. The words Jesus Christ, Christianity, Bible, and God are never mentioned in the Constitution.
Bryson is the founder and chairman of 20/20 Research Inc., a Nashville-based consulting company that counts The Tennessean among its clients.
...Bryson failed to disclose that his company had done work for drug-maker Pfizer Inc. when he introduced TennCare-related legislation last year. Pfizer makes eight of the top 25 brand-name drugs purchased by the state's expanded Medicaid program, according to a complaint the Democrats filed with the Senate Ethics Committee.
DELAY MOMENT #1: Bryson has said he has done nothing wrong and said it's no secret that Pfizer is among his company's more than 500 clients.
Tuke said yesterday that Bryson needs to disclose any of his firm's clients that might pose a conflict.
"To whom will Sen. Bryson be beholden?" Tuke asked. "It will be interesting to see just what those relationships are."
Bryson made his formal announcement yesterday in an ornate, palm tree-lined room of the Hermitage Hotel, across the street from Legislative Plaza, where Bryson has carved out a reputation as a lawmaker successful at pushing issues dear to conservatives.
DELAY MOMENT #2: "Sen. Bryson is one of the most effective legislators up here," said Senate Majority Leader Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville, who watched Bryson grow from a businessman with no political background to an expert at getting legislation through the Senate.
"Along with his life experiences, he has all the qualities you would want in someone running for governor."
DELAY MOMENT #3: Bryson is best known as the sponsor of a 2003 measure to create "Choose Life" specialty license plates and as a leader in the effort to prevent homosexuals from adopting children.
So here we have another small-time, Tom DeLay-wannabe cut from the current fabric of corrupt, hypcritical theofascist republicans who exploit their "faith" while whoring for their corporate pimps.
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
From Ready Kids.
"Terrorism is the use of threat or violence to scare governments into changing their policies."
CBS couldn't show it, "christian" PTC group can!
Bookmark it and go back to it instead of clogging up this server, please.
Clip courtesy Parent's Television Council, the group that killed the show!
Now before you dive right in, don't forget that it's only OK to look at this video if you're outraged by it. If you're titillated by it then it's illegal. And even if you are outraged, it's only OK to watch it if you're outraged in the exact right way. But, assuming that you do get outraged in the exact right way, then it's perfectly acceptable to watch this clip over and over and over again in all of it's delectable decadence. How else to explain that the only place I could find this clip was on the website of the well known Anti-Teen Sex Orgy group, The Parent's Television Council, at the bottom of a detailed summary of all the hot teen sex acts which must never be permitted onto the nation's airwaves! [Link to the PTC page.]
Bear in mind that within the context of this Without A Trace episode, the Teen Sex Orgy in question was a bad thing. Someone died, and kids got grounded and stuff. Don't you see? CBS was trying to show that Teen Sex Orgies have a dark side, too. But the stations got fined three million bucks anyway. And then the PTC (the lead censorship lobbying group in the country) offers the same clip for download, again showing the Teen Sex Orgy to be a bad thing, but this time, using the clip to urge people to prevent others from watching it.
So keep that clear as you watch the Teen Sex Orgy. Yes, it is bad. It is very bad. But more important than that, it is so bad that others must not be permitted to see it. Keep that in mind as you watch it again and again, writing down every hot teen sex act in minute detail.
Remember when these people said a librul gubmnt was bad because it was a "nanny," and that gubmnt should be small? That's because they wanted to be the nanny. And now they've appointed themselves just that.
But this doctrine – that the Bush administration has the right to invade other nations for reasons as vague as social engineering – represents a repudiation of the Nuremberg Principles and the United Nations Charter’s ban on aggressive war, both formulated largely by American leaders six decades ago.
Outlawing aggressive wars was at the center of the Nuremberg Tribunal after World War II, a conflagration that began in 1939 when Germany’s Adolf Hitler trumped up an excuse to attack neighboring Poland. Before World War II ended six years later, more than 60 million people were dead.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson, who represented the United States at Nuremberg, made clear that the role of Hitler’s henchmen in launching the aggressive war against Poland was sufficient to justify their executions – and that the principle would apply to all nations in the future.
“Our position is that whatever grievances a nation may have, however objectionable it finds the status quo, aggressive warfare is an illegal means for settling those grievances or for altering those conditions,” Jackson said.
“Let me make clear that while this law is first applied against German aggressors, the law includes, and if it is to serve a useful purpose, it must condemn aggression by any other nations, including those which sit here now in judgment,” Jackson said.
With the strong support of the United States, this Nuremberg principle was then incorporated into the U.N. Charter, which bars military attacks unless in self-defense or unless authorized by the U.N. Security Council.
I particularly like the, "Goebbels would be proud" remark. I've used it for decades.
Concerned that the U.S. would attack Libya again (U.S. air strikes reportedly just missed Qadhafi in his tent, in a retaliatory attack after the Berlin bombing), Qadhafi began to "call every Arab leader on his Rolodex" to lobby for an Arab summit, the cable says. U.S. diplomats had learned, from sources whose identity appears to be blacked out, that "Qadhafi was concerned that he had no direct communications with the [U.S. government] other than through his speeches," according to the cable. U.S. embassy officials were told "that Qadhafi had sounded hysterical in his telephone call to [Jordan's] King Abdullah, as if only the King's personal intervention would prevent U.S. action."
I saw a redheaded guy bump into a woman at Kroger a few years ago. Last week, a redheaded guy moved in down the street. I should go kill him and take over his house before he shoots me dead in the street next time I go to my mailbox.
Not only would it likely “rally the Iranian public around an otherwise unpopular regime, inflame anti-American anger around the Muslim world, and jeopardize the already fragile U.S. position in Iraq”; most importantly, a military strike would “almost certainly speed up” Iran’s nuclear weapons development by sparking a “crash nuclear program that could produce a bomb in a few years.”
And anyone who opposes such a war is against national security?
Nothing said about Squinty's call to assassinate Venezuela's president, though.
He "leads" people, but doesn't "incite" them.
WTC in flames
Pentagon in flames.
That won't ever happen again.
Well, when all you do is throw tax cuts at the nation's problems...
WASHINGTON — Federal spending is outstripping economic growth at a rate unseen in more than half a century, provoking some conservatives to complain that government under Republican control has gotten too big.
The federal government is currently spending 20.8 cents of every $1 the economy generates, up from 18.5 cents in 2001, White House budget documents show. That's the most rapid growth during one administration since Franklin Roosevelt.
And if you squint real hard.
"I have read (George) Will in the past, but I have not agreed with everything he puts out. He comes across as an elitist snob, too educated and intelligent to grasp the truth of the matter."
Monday, April 03, 2006
Hang down your head, Tom De-Lay,
Hang down your head and cry.
Hang down your head Tom De-Lay,
Po' boy, you're bound to--die.
Tom's next job: The Hammer in the Slammer. But before and after that, theofascists will canonize him as their patron saint because of his status as a martyr for their cause. He'll make bazillions in speaking fees and become a prison minister like Chuch Colson.
It's come-to-Jesus time for Saint Thomas a Texas.
Gets hounded out of office for being a christian. Does he want to spend more time with his family...before he goes to the slammer?
Notice the only republicans who get "hounded out of office" are about to go to jail?
From the DNC
"Make no mistake, this Fall the American people are going to have a clear choice between Democrats who offer a bold vision based on honest leadership and real security, and Republicans who can only offer more of the same Republican culture of corruption and incompetence."
Watch explosives bring down three World Trade Center buildings on 9-11Cut and paste this link into your browser. It's a long video, totally worth watching.
Fire has never brought down a high-rise building.
Explosions recorded in WTC sub-basements before either plane hit.
$600,000 investigating 9-11.
$40,000,000 investigating Clinton.
Visit www.911revisited.com for the free DVD.
The only thing missing is the number from musical, LIES AND DOLLS*, "Saddam, You're Rockin' The Boat." (*Or, as they're called these days, "action figures.")
I dreamed last night
'Bout the morn of 9-11,
Kids read 'My Pet Goat,' and I had to read alooong;
And there I sat, thinking, "Dick! Somebody! Save me!"
Seven minutes later, I was finally gooooone...
And the people all said, "Saddam!"
"Saddam, you're rockin' the boat!"
(People all said, "Saddam!"
"Saddam, you're rockin' the boat!")
'Fore the terists can drag you under,
Get your bullhorn out, grab a fireman's coat.
Saddam, Saddam, Saddam, Saddam, Saddam, you're rockin' the boat!
And as I snarled at those 'Murica-hating libruls,
My speechwriters all wrote the same thing, "We're at war!"
So then I smirked, and gazed off into the future
Where I saw my re-election in Oh-Fooooouuurrr...
Then the libruls all said, "Beware!"
"Beware, he's rigging the votes."
(People all said, "Beware!"
Beware, he's rigging the votes!)
Nevermind the lack of ev'dence,
I'm a wartime leader--send the planes and boats!
Saddam, Saddam, Saddam, Saddam, Saddam, you're rockin' the boat!
Astrobiology sounds like the stuff of lava lamps and Jetsons reruns.
Yet seven years after NASA launched a formal astrobiology research program, scientists of every stripe — geologists, biologists, chemists, paleontologists, oceanographers and astronomers (but no theogeologists or theobiologists from Jerry Falwell's Liberty "University") — have rallied to the quest.
What would happen if the Falwellians declared war on crooked car dealers/mechanics, transmission repair businesses, plumbers, contractors and predatory lenders? You know, people who actually damage other people's lives?
"Certainly religious persecution existed in our history, but to claim that these examples amount to religious persecution disrespects the experiences of people who have been jailed and died because of their faith," said K. Hollyn Hollman, general counsel of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty.
"This is a skirmish over religious pluralism, and the inclination to see it as a war against Christianity strikes me as a spoiled-brat response by Christians who have always enjoyed the privileges of a majority position," said the Rev. Robert M. Franklin, a minister in the Church of God in Christ and professor of social ethics at Emory University.
In "The Manufactured Crisis: "Myths, Fraud, and the Attack on America's Public Schools" Dr. David Berliner and Bruce Biddle argued that ongoing criticism of America's public schools is baseless and partisan. [read review of book in Christian Ethics Today]. A new study released January 2006, funded by the US Department of Education, by researchers at the University of Illinois at Champagne Urbana rebuts claims on the alleged low performance of public schools [ click here for PDF of full report ]. Meanwhile, the ongoing assault on America's public schools comes from many quarters [ see full story ]
Sunday, April 02, 2006
Could prayer help people stop saying there's a "war on christianity" when they know there isn't one?Somebody needs to start an "Ex-Liars" group for these people.
If some people can "pray away the gay," I figure others can pray away the liar, the bully, the criminal, the warmonger, the fascist and the abomination. What do you think?
Could prayer help Jerry Falwell tell the truth about Planned Parenthood's Interfaith Prayer Breakfast?He could form "Ex-Lying Hatemongers" and be its first member.
The Interfaith Prayer Breakfast has been part of Planned Parenthood's annual convention for four years. Most of the ministers and rabbis there have known the group far longer.
The Episcopal Church endorsed the distribution of birth control information in the 1930s, and other mainline denominations and Jewish congregations followed. In the late 1960s, some 2,000 ministers and rabbis across the country banded together to give women information about abortion providers and lobby for repeal of anti-abortion laws.
Did Bush learn this in a prayer? Or was it during a drunken stupor that Bush divined that he should be able to turn off whole countries with the push of a button? I've heard all my life that there was a button presidents could push. Till now, I thought it launched nucular missiles. Now it seems to control the internets.
"Librulism Kills Kids," "Criminalization of Christianity"...the very titles of their books reveal how much therapy these poor folks need. I think prayer could help, too.
Tony Perkins could help by forming an "Ex-Warmongers" group. If the theofascists love all those "Ex-Gay" groups, how about some for "Ex-Crooks," "Ex-Racists," "Ex-Neocons" and "Ex-Liars," too?
The Honorable Newt Gingrich
Speaker of the House
U.S. House of Representatives
H-232 Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20515-6501
The Honorable Trent Lott
Senate Majority Leader
United States Senate
S-208 Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20510-7010
Dear Mr. Speaker and Senator Lott:
On January 26, we sent a letter to President Clinton expressing our concern that the U.S. policy of "containment" of Saddam Hussein was failing. The result, we argued, would be that the vital interests of the United States and its allies in the Middle East would soon be facing a threat as severe as any we had known since the end of the Cold War. We recommended a substantial change in the direction of U.S. policy: Instead of further, futile efforts to "contain" Saddam, we argued that the only way to protect the United States and its allies from the threat of weapons of mass destruction was to put in place policies that would lead to the removal of Saddam and his regime from power. The administration has not only rejected this advice but, as we warned, has begun to abandon its own policy of containment.
Would more prayer help Pat Robertson start an "Ex-Racist" group for republicans?
Watching this video of how Ms. McKinney gets treated might help, too.
Most Americans would let illegal immigrants stay.
Falwell no longer an agent of intolerance because he can explain himself on teevee.
McCain is against discrimination...unless it's "helpful." Helpful to what, turning America into a feudal theocracy?