Not In My Bible
Friday, April 21, 2006
DEAN: "Choose whether you want to remain tax exempt."
THEOFASCISTS: "Dean wants to feed your children to terists."
(*Don't say his diseased name aloud anymore. Just call him Worst President Ever until it becomes a mantra.)
As a presidential candidate in 2000, then-Gov. George W. Bush promised that, if elected, he would use the full weight of the White House to pressure oil-producing countries to increase production if there was a gas-price crisis. He charged, "The president of the United States must jawbone OPEC members to lower the price" and promised that as president he would "convince them to open up the spigot to increase the supply." Yet, when Saudi Arabia led the fight within OPEC last month to cut production and raise prices, the president "refused to lean on the oil cartel" and refused to even "personally lobby OPEC leaders to change their minds." Now, with esteemed journalist Bob Woodward reporting that the Bush administration and top Saudi officials agreed to manipulate oil prices in conjunction with the 2004 election, President Bush's passivity towards Saudi Arabia is raising disturbing questions. Why won't the administration exert serious pressure on the regime both on oil and terrorism policy? Why does the president continue to refer to Saudi Arabia as "our friend" when the country has potential ties to the 9/11 terrorists? Why, as author Daniel Benjamin reported, did the administration weaken efforts to scrutinize potential Saudi money-laundering schemes before 9/11? A look at the president's "deep personal ties with Saudi officials" – and his financial connections to the Saudi royal family and powerful Saudi businessmen – may provide clues.
(*Don't even speak his misbegotten name anymore. Just call him WPE or Worst President Ever. This should be what we call him for the rest of our days.)
(CBS) A CIA official who had a top role during the run-up to the Iraqi war charges the White House with ignoring intelligence that said there were no weapons of mass destruction or an active nuclear program in Iraq.
The former highest ranking CIA officer in Europe, Tyler Drumheller, also says that while the intelligence community did give the White House some bad intelligence, it also gave the White House good intelligence — which the administration chose to ignore.
Drumheller talks to 60 Minutes correspondent Ed Bradley in his first television interview this Sunday, April 23 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
Hastert and Frist to ask Bush to probe possible oil-industry gouging
Still worried about rising gas prices and their impact on the November elections, House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist plan to ask President Bush on Monday to investigate the possibility of price gouging by the oil and gas industry.
Like we're too stupid to realize this is about polling numbers in an election year? Like we believe anything Hastert and First say?
Thursday, April 20, 2006
The next republican pussbucket who says they "support the troops" and we're traitors is in for a beatingIf the Osprey was going to work, it would have worked by now. Pounding any more sand down that rathole is just paying incompetent criminals for their failure so they can donate our &%#@$% money to republicans.
WASHINGTON - A Senate measure to fund the war in Iraq would chop money for troops' night vision equipment and new battle vehicles but add $230 million for a tilt-rotor aircraft that has already cost $18 billion and is still facing safety questions.
He had the right stuff to help propel us into the space age. He and his contemporaries were our childhood heroes, to be sure. I built a model of his X-15. How ironic that he died in the crash of his little puddle-jumper.
..."Before you write (the author) off as some cold academic scholar, you should know that he started his New Testament studies as an on-fire, born-again Christian who studied at Moody Bible College before moving on to Princeton to learn how to read the earliest available scriptural manuscripts in their original ancient languages. He also wrote an excellent book called Lost Christianities and has excellent videos on the New Testament through the Teaching Company if you like his work as much as I do."
No republicans will attack the people who cause the immigration problem because they're all republicans. When execs and contractors stop hiring cheap labor, cheap labor will stay home. And if they can stay in business only with cheap illegals, too bad. Let them start up honest businesses and pay people a fair wage, maybe even benefits. Unless, of course, Pat Robertson still supports the sweat shop mentality designed to keep people poor.
Bush's masters don't want him eavesdropping on them. He should stick to hunting terists at Kentucky bingo halls, and stuff.
Are we really back to this? The gubmnt shouldn't tell people how to live. Only theofascists are entitled to do that.
The same people say the Bible is 100% true, which proves their faith. Huh???
Which means they approve of selling their daughters into slavery, as taught in Exodus 21:3.
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
New Gasoline Study Shows Profits, Not Crude Oil Prices Or Ethanol, Are Driving Pump Price Spike
Santa Monica, CA -- The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights released a new study today of rising gasoline prices in California that found corporate markups and profiteering are responsible for spring price spikes, not rising crude costs or the national switchover to higher-cost ethanol, as the oil industry claims.
Pat Robertson says, "Satanic ragheads don't deserve clinics, but corrupt republicans deserve every cent in the Treasury."Bush gave $190 million of our money to his friends who built six whole clinics.
The buildings — part of a $190 million project to build health care centers in Iraq — sit empty, with no windows or doors.
In March 2004, the Pentagon awarded the California-based company Parsons Global a contract to build 150 health care centers throughout Iraq.
Two years later, almost all of them sit idle, including one ABC News visited in the Sadr City section of Baghdad.
A CONTRACTOR in Iraq has pleaded guilty to providing money, sex and designer watches to US officials in exchange for more than $US8 million ($10.8 million) in reconstruction contracts.
When guns are outlawed, only republicans will have guns. Remember that. How many librul militias have you ever heard of?
If only Bush's version was as funny as Mel's.
Why it matters.
Bush has turned America into a "fag nation."
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Somebody said we should have another Boston Tea Party with those Diebold e-voting machines. Sounds good to me. If they were all rusty this November, wouldn't we have to have paper ballots as a backup?
Thousands of children in Indiana and millions across the country are not being counted in the federal government’s effort to leave no child behind academically, an Associated Press report has found.
The No Child Left Behind Act enacted in 2002 was supposed to make sure all students – particularly those most at risk, including minorities – are meeting minimal standards by 2014. But it is precisely the groups the law was meant to target that are most likely to be unaccounted for in the accountability requirements.
The law allows states to set their own parameters for how students will be counted after taking state standardized tests. Students must be counted as an entire group in a school or school district as well as in subgroups, such as black students, Hispanic students or Asian students. But how large the group has to be before it is counted varies from state to state.
When republicans lie about you and call you names, you want to become one, don't you?
Kinda like when theofascists accuse you of stuff, you want to join their church.
I hear her next books proves libruls are really Martian sleeper cells.
Jerry Falwell enjoys watching republicans give our money to their friends for work that doesn't need to be doneHe hasn't said otherwise. Grand theft doesn't hurt families. Only judges and married gays can even do that.
Mississippi's two U.S. senators included $700 million in an emergency war spending bill to relocate a Gulf Coast rail line that has already been rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina at a cost of at least $250 million.
Republican Sens. Trent Lott and Thad Cochran, who have the backing of their state's economic development agencies and tourism industry, say the CSX freight line must be moved to save it from the next hurricane and to protect Mississippi's growing coastal population from rail accidents. But critics of the measure call it a gift to coastal developers and the casino industry that would be paid for with money carved out of tight Katrina relief funds and piggybacked onto funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"It is ludicrous for the Senate to spend $700 million to destroy and relocate a rail line that is in perfect working order, particularly when it recently underwent a $250 million repair," said Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), who is planning to challenge the funding when the $106.5 billion war spending bill reaches the Senate floor. "American taxpayers are generous and are happy to restore damaged property, but it is wrong for senators to turn this tragedy into a giveaway for economic developers."
(Washington) Private Christian (sic) colleges would be excepted from local and state non-discrimination laws under a proposed amendment to the Higher Education Act - a move that would allow the schools to legally reject LGBT students.
The amendment, proposed by Rep. Chris Cannon (R-Utah), would prevent accrediting boards from making adherence to non-discrimination laws a requirement.
The measure passed the House last week and is currently before the Senate.
Theofascists are Bush's SS stormtroopers.
Monday, April 17, 2006
Maybe if megalomaniacs would stop conspiring to screw us, we'd be more willing to trust rich and powerful people.
Pat hasn't said otherwise because the war meant the entire right wing of America could ramp up marginalizing people they didn't like.
If you don't think they want to round us up, you'd better turn off "Deal or No Deal" and start paying attention .
Ladies and gentlemen, put yer steel tip boots on.
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Starting a nuclear war against Iran is seriously nuts. It won’t just destroy part of Iran: its consequences will destroy America.
Through Iraq, Bush and Rumsfeld have proven they are weak failures who can’t be trusted to do the right thing with Iran. Even our military establishment is against Bush and Rumsfeld and is demanding a change in leadership. Rumsfeld must be replaced. Bush’s reckless rush to war must be stopped.
Strength begins with leadership, and yet leadership has not yet been tried on Iran. America must cooperate with our allies to contain Iran and promote its democratically inclined people through engagement and tough negotiations. Congress must act to be sure this occurs. Only people who lied about Iraq deny Iran is many years away from developing a nuclear weapon.
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My family was one of Hitler's victims. We lost a lot under the Nazi occupation, including an uncle who died in the camps and a cousin killed by a booby trap. I was terrified when my father went ballistic after finding my brother and me playing with a hand grenade. (I was only 12 at the time, and my brother insisted the grenade was safe.) I remember the rubble and the hardships of 'austerity' - and the bomb craters from Allied bombs. As late as the 1980s, I had to take detours while bombs were being removed - they litter the countryside, buried under parking lots,buildings, and in the canals and rivers to this day. Believe me, I learned a lot about Hitler while I was growing up, both in Europe and here in the US - both my parents were in the war and talked about it constantly, unlike most American families. I spent my earliest years with the second-hand fear that trickled down from their PTSD - undiagnosed and untreated in those days.
I'm no expert on WWII - but I learned a lot about what happened in Germany - and Europe - back in those days. I always wondered how the wonderful German people - so honest, decent, hard-working, friendly, and generous - could ever allow such a thing to happen. (There were camps near my family's home - they still talk about them only in hushed conspiratorial whispers.) I asked a lot of questions - we were only a few kilometers from the German border - and no one ever denied me. My relatives had obviously spent a lot of time thinking about the war - they still haven't forgotten - I don't think anyone can forget such a horrible nightmare. Among the questions I asked:
Much more. Read it.
Bush is the new Hitler. Period.
American contractors swindled hundreds of millions of dollars in Iraqi funds, but so far there is no way for Iraq's government to recoup the money, according to US investigators and civil attorneys tracking fraud claims against contractors.
"At that time (under Saddam), we used to face restrictions on our freedom of expression. Today we are free, but unfortunately there is no security."
THE American military is planning a “second liberation of Baghdad” to be carried out with the Iraqi army when a new government is installed.
Pacifying the lawless capital is regarded as essential to establishing the authority of the incoming government and preparing for a significant withdrawal of American troops.
Strategic and tactical plans are being laid by US commanders in Iraq and at the US army base in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, under Lieutenant- General David Petraeus. He is regarded as an innovative officer and was formerly responsible for training Iraqi troops.
"Everybody admires him. And I'll never forget the great things he did on 9/11 and following," Falwell said.
"But, of course, we have, as conservative Christians who take the Bible seriously, we have probably irreconcilable differences on life and family and that kind of thing," Falwell said Sunday on "Late Edition" on CNN.
"I'll never speak an ill word about him because he means so much to America. But, yes, you're right. I couldn't support him for president," he said.
Giuliani supports abortion rights, gay rights and gun control.