Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day Wish: Malingering Republicans Stop Using Military Personnel For Photo Ops and Cannon Fodder!

Hypocrisy:
(the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform; pretense) George Bush and Dick Cheney and many so called conservatives love to use military personnel in the background whenever they need to promote the Iraq war agenda. But what does the record really show?



George W. Bush
failed to complete his six-year National Guard; got assigned to Alabama so he could campaign for family friend running for U.S. Senate; failed to show up for required medical exam, disappeared from duty.
Dick Cheney: did not serve. Several deferments, the last by marriage.
Dennis Hastert: did not serve.
Tom Delay: did not serve.
Roy Blunt: did not serve.
Bill Frist: did not serve.
Mitch McConnell: did not serve.
Rick Santorum: did not serve.
Trent Lott: did not serve.
John Ashcroft: did not serve. Seven deferments to teach business.
Jeb Bush: did not serve.
Karl Rove: did not serve.
Saxby Chambliss did not serve.
Paul Wolfowitz: did not serve.
Vin Weber: did not serve.
Richard Perle: did not serve.
Douglas Feith: did not serve.
Eliot Abrams: did not serve.
Richard Shelby: did not serve.
Jon Kyl: did not serve.
Tim Hutchison: did not serve.
Christopher Cox: did not serve.
Newt Gingrich: did not serve.
Don Rumsfeld: served in Navy (1954-57) as flight instructor.
Ronald Reagan: served in a non- combat role making movies.
Bob Dornan: enlisted after fighting was over in Korea.
Phil Gramm: did not serve.
John McCain: Vietnam POW, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit,
Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross.
Dana Rohrabacher: did not serve.
John M. McHugh: did not serve.
JC Watts: did not serve.
Jack Kemp: did not serve.
Dan Quayle: Journalism unit of the Indiana National Guard.
Rudy Giuliani: did not serve.
George Pataki: did not serve.
Spencer Abraham: did not serve.
John Engler: did not serve.
Lindsey Graham: National Guard lawyer.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: AWOL from Austrian army base.

Pundits & Preachers

Sean Hannity: did not serve.
Rush Limbaugh: did not serve
Bill O'Reilly: did not serve.
Michael Savage: did not serve.
George Will: did not serve.
Chris Matthews: did not serve.
Paul Gigot: did not serve.
Bill Bennett: did not serve.
Pat Buchanan: did not serve.
John Wayne: did not serve.
Bill Kristol: did not serve.
Kenneth Starr: did not serve.
Antonin Scalia: did not serve.
Clarence Thomas: did not serve.
Ralph Reed: did not serve.
Michael Medved: did not serve.
Charlie Daniels: did not serve.

For a Democrats and liberals list of service.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Cheney Tells West Point Grads They'll Have The Equipment And Supplies They Need?

In a blatant lie, Cheney tells West Point grads they'll have the equipment and supplies they need.

CBS Exposes Bush Admin’s ‘Outrageous Delay’ In Providing Marines With Bomb-Resistant Vehicle

CBS Exposes Bush Admin’s ‘Outrageous Delay’ In Providing Marines With Bomb-Resistant Vehicle
1,106 US troops died since the time they begged George Bush for IED-proof vehicles, vehicles that actually exist, and Bush ignored them because he didn't want to spend the money, cronyism and bureaucracy.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The First Step In Recovery Is Realizing There's A Problem With Your Personal Ecological Footprint

What is your ecological Footprint? Take the test here.

Even though I thought I was god's gift to small living. I found out I was really no better then a corporate pig. Below are my results. I found it interesting that most of us who consider ourselves environmentally conscious may really not be.

CATEGORY ACRES

FOOD 3.7


MOBILITY 2.5


SHELTER 12.4


GOODS/SERVICES 10.1


TOTAL FOOTPRINT 29



IN COMPARISON, THE AVERAGE ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT IN YOUR COUNTRY IS 2.4 ACRES PER PERSON.

WORLDWIDE, THERE EXIST 4.5 BIOLOGICALLY PRODUCTIVE ACRES PER PERSON.

IF EVERYONE LIVED LIKE ME, WE WOULD NEED 6.4 PLANETS.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Robert Reich's Blog

Robert Reich's Blog
Clinton's former Secretary of Labor offers some interesting insights about the Democrat's proposed budget.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Unhappy Anniversary Mount St. Helens Film Voted Worse Disaster Movie Ever Made!



St. Helens (1981)
The lousiest climactic payoff of any disaster film ever. Released just one year after the May 18 eruption, this cynical quickie devotes only its final 11 minutes to the eruption and its aftermath and the sequence is, to put it mildly, something less than a special-effects masterpiece. Instead, it's a hacked-together hodgepodge of still photos; stock footage; cheap process shots of what appears to be cigarette smoke knocking over cars; and panicky, flannel-wearing hicks bumping into each other. Art Carney plays stubborn old Harry Truman -- who, judging from the movie's volcano-blast effects, died after being sprayed with a large hose.



Republican Canididate Caught On Camera Making Sense?

Conservatives are quick to viciously attack anyone who suggest that passed or present American foreign policy maybe responsible for fostering anti-American ideologies.

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul defends his belief that America is culpable for Muslim fanatics attacks on US. In a video entitled "Educating Rudy".

Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Masters of War

Impeach Me Now Impeach Me Later When Will Somebody Inforce The F@#king Laws In This Country Again?

Whether it will end up being the illegal wiretaps or the host of Iraq scandals or the blatant crony ism or billions of dollars gone missing here and abroad that brings them down it's my prediction that eventually Bush-Cheney-Rove et al WILL be brought to justice for their CRIMINAL behavior.

If not, it time that we all move to Canada. For there is no justice here.

Not to mention the numerous other on going scandals that have their roots connected to these despicable men.

As of today. I'm tired of waiting. I'm sick of saying what the fuck have then done now while listen to the nightly news and I'm especially tired of seeing my country destroyed by these bogus charlatans. Oh yeah, I was once one of those who thought that the Democrat leadership policy of not invoking the "I" word may of been sound. The argument being, why put the country through such a divisive process. It time for a change in attitude.

If your going to put the shoplifter in jail in this country for stealing a loaf of bread then your a nation of simple-minded hypocrites if you don't do something immediately to bring justice to this bunch of weasels. It's simple, spineless elected officials simply are not doing their constitutional duty unless they move to impeach these bastards now given the ever mounting evidence of their criminal activities.

The latest revelations of attempts by the white house to have a sick and bedridden Attorney General John Ashcroft sign off on a plan to illegally wiretap millions of Americans is the latest indication of this government's complete disregard for the principles under which this country was founded. To Ashcroft's credit he refused to sign as did the acting Attorney General James Comey and both along with several other high ranking justice department officials threaten to resign. These were highly skilled lawyers who knew the serious breach of law that such an act represented.

"But the problem comes down to the failure of Congress to deal with what is a very ugly and unfortunate fact. This would be a clear impeachable offense. I don‘t know of a more clear potential charge of impeachment within the modern presidency. I mean, this law makes it a crime to order domestic surveillance without a warrant. The president ordered it and renewed it 30 times. And now we find out that the very top of the Justice Department told him, This is unlawful."

JONATHAN TURLEY, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW EXPERT on the Keith Olbermann show May 16. 2007

My point is this. Given the myriad of potential criminal acts committed by these future felons it would be the greatest travesty in the history of American justice not to seriously consider moving immediately to impeach and if necessary prosecute them and if they are found guilty jail them. For if there is no justice imposed on them then there will be no justice for anyone. No citizen is above the law be he common or the holder of the highest political office in the land.



Wednesday, May 16, 2007

NAFTA's Global Class War Or How Bill Clinton And Democrat Leaders Broke The New Deal's Social Contract With The People

An excerpt from the interesting new book Global Class War "How America’s Bipartisan Elite Lost Our Future and What We Must Do to Win It Back". By Jeff Faux

"We are entering an information age that is obliterating economic national boundaries. It is a time of change equivalent to the shift from the agricultural to the industrial age. The resulting deregulated global economy is bringing freedom, democracy, and technological wonders to the rest of the world. In order for you to survive and prosper in this new global market you will have to compete against some six billion people out there, most of whom will work for a lot less than you will. The price of labor is set in South China, where people will work for one-twentieth or less of your wage. If you want to live better than the Chinese, you have to be more than twenty times more efficient. Therefore, you should get all the technical training you can get, be willing to work longer and harder, and make wise investments. You are on your own."

Republican Debate's Question of The Night!

The most interesting response I thought to a question during the entire "I'm the real conservative here" litmus test South Carolina Republican Debate last night came with a question posed by Fox News moderator Wendell Goler to Texas Congressman Ron Paul. His response made more sense than the same I'm a macho man bomb em now and bomb them later rhetoric that ALL the other candidates had to offer on what to do in Iraq. Paul certainly had it right and the apparent courage to state a more deeply thought out position on the war.

The question concerned the fact that Paul is apparently the only Republican calling for the immediate withdrawal of American forces from Iraq. There was a audible groan in the room when he responded that American interventionism maybe at the heart of our problems in the world today and could of led to 9/11.


Here the transcript on that question:

MR. GOLER: Congressman Paul, I believe you are the only man on the stage who opposes the war in Iraq, who would bring the troops home as quickly as -- almost immediately, sir. Are you out of step with your party? Is your party out of step with the rest of the world? If either of those is the case, why are you seeking its nomination?

REP. PAUL: Well, I think the party has lost its way, because the conservative wing of the Republican Party always advocated a non interventionist foreign policy.

Senator Robert Taft didn't even want to be in NATO. George Bush won the election in the year 2000 campaigning on a humble foreign policy -- no nation-building, no policing of the world. Republicans were elected to end the Korean War. The Republicans were elected to end the Vietnam War. There's a strong tradition of being anti-war in the Republican party. It is the constitutional position. It is the advice of the Founders to follow a non-interventionist foreign policy, stay out of entangling alliances, be friends with countries, negotiate and talk with them and trade with them.

Just think of the tremendous improvement -- relationships with Vietnam. We lost 60,000 men. We came home in defeat. Now we go over there and invest in Vietnam. So there's a lot of merit to the advice of the Founders and following the Constitution.

And my argument is that we shouldn't go to war so carelessly. (Bell rings.) When we do, the wars don't end.

MR. GOLER: Congressman, you don't think that changed with the 9/11 attacks, sir?

REP. PAUL: What changed?

MR. GOLER: The non-interventionist policies.

REP. PAUL: No. Non-intervention was a major contributing factor. Have you ever read the reasons they attacked us? They attack us because we've been over there; we've been bombing Iraq for 10 years. We've been in the Middle East -- I think Reagan was right.

We don't understand the irrationality of Middle Eastern politics. So right now we're building an embassy in Iraq that's bigger than the Vatican. We're building 14 permanent bases. What would we say here if China was doing this in our country or in the Gulf of Mexico? We would be objecting. We need to look at what we do from the perspective of what would happen if somebody else did it to us. (Applause.)

MR. GOLER: Are you suggesting we invited the 9/11 attack, sir?

REP. PAUL: I'm suggesting that we listen to the people who attacked us and the reason they did it, and they are delighted that we're over there because Osama bin Laden has said, "I am glad you're over on our sand because we can target you so much easier." They have already now since that time -- (bell rings) -- have killed 3,400 of our men, and I don't think it was necessary.

MR. GIULIANI: Wendell, may I comment on that? That's really an extraordinary statement. That's an extraordinary statement, as someone who lived through the attack of September 11, that we invited the attack because we were attacking Iraq. I don't think I've heard that before, and I've heard some pretty absurd explanations for September 11th. (Applause, cheers.)

And I would ask the congressman to withdraw that comment and tell us that he didn't really mean that. (Applause.)

MR. GOLER: Congressman?

REP. PAUL: I believe very sincerely that the CIA is correct when they teach and talk about blowback. When we went into Iran in 1953 and installed the shah, yes, there was blowback. A reaction to that was the taking of our hostages and that persists. And if we ignore that, we ignore that at our own risk. If we think that we can do what we want around the world and not incite hatred, then we have a problem.

They don't come here to attack us because we're rich and we're free. They come and they attack us because we're over there. I mean, what would we think if we were -- if other foreign countries were doing that to us?

MR. GIULIANI: Can I have 30 seconds, please?

MR.: No, no, no, wait a second. Let's -- we'll all get 30 seconds.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Full Power Radio Station Licenses Anyone?

it's now or never...rare opportunity for non profit community organizations who want to operate their own "full power" stations...

Are you tired of every radio station sounding the same?
Are the corporate radio giants serving your community?
Have you always dreamed of your own radio station?

This October, the 12th through the 19th, the FCC will open a rare window for issuing full-power, noncommercial radio licenses. Now may be your only chance to secure a license. Read the FCC's announcement.

  • The window itself will only last seven days.
  • You can only file your application during this seven-day window, so everything needs to be prepared in advance.

If you don't apply during this window, it will be many years before another licensing window opens and, frankly, there won't be much full power radio spectrum of value available after this issuing period.

These licenses will only be available to qualified community groups and nonprofits in certain geographical areas. More information at GetRadio.org

Friday, May 11, 2007

See "Iraq for Sale" Video Clip That Republicans Successfully Blocked From Being Seen By Congress

Progressive film director Robert Greenwald was scheduled to testify at a hearing on Thursday, May 10 about war profiteering. He requested to show a few minutes of one of his films - Iraq for Sale - but Republicans blocked his request. Below is what Congress won’t see.