Saturday, December 2, 2006

The White House Iraq Group

No, no, no. I didn't get this mixed up with the Iraq Study Group. The White House Iraq Group was the stellar conflagration of criminals that got together to sell the war in Iraq to the people of the United States.

Rove, Rice, Libby, Card, Hadley and others were put together to sell a war in the name of counter terrorism.

What do you suppose this means to the credibility of the Iraq Study Group? Not much, probably, but the name is eerily familiar.

If Bush Always Lies...

I came across an article in the San Francisco Gate through Reagan's Candor :) :) Candy blog.
It basically states that if Bush always lies, but he says not to expect "a graceful exit" from Iraq, would he be lying about that as well?

What is the Iraq Study Group anyway?

Is anyone else wondering who is on the Iraq Study Group? We've heard "Baker/Hamilton Commission" but who are on this group?

Larry Chin at Global Research gives us an excellent in-depth look at its members.

Prager/Ellison Update

From Think Progress:

Right-Wing Radio Host Fabricates Controversy To Attack First Muslim Congressman

... Prager’s column is based on one other glaring error:
the swearing-in ceremony for the House of Representatives never includes a religious book. The Office of the House Clerk confirmed to ThinkProgress that the swearing-in ceremony consists only of the Members raising their right hands and swearing to uphold the Constitution. The Clerk spokesperson said neither the Christian Bible, nor any other religious text, had ever been used in an official capacity during the ceremony. (Occassionally, Members pose for symbolic photo-ops with their hand on a Bible.)

Friday, December 1, 2006

Keith Ellison will swear on Koran

Dennis Prager and the American Family Association are freaking out over Keith Ellison's decision to take his Congressional Oath on the Koran. Keith Ellison IS A MUSLIM! Doesn't it make sense for someone to take an oath on a book that means something to him?

To hear these right-wing Christians get their panties all in a knot over this is absurd, but typical. Bush took his oath to defend and uphold the Constitution on a Bible. How's that working out so far? Guess he's going to hell if that's what you believe.

The United States Constitution, Article VI:
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

Bush Rejects A Quick Pullout

The New York Times:

Bush: “I know there’s a lot of speculation that these reports in Washington mean there’s going to be some kind of graceful exit out of Iraq,” the president said. “This business about a graceful exit just simply has no realism to it whatsoever.”

Maliki: “I can say that Iraqi forces will be ready, fully ready to receive this command and to command its own forces, and I can tell you that by next June our forces will be ready,” Mr. Maliki told ABC News after meeting President Bush in Jordan.

He said that the president had assured him that he was not preparing to remove American forces any time soon and that he would provide additional training and support for the Iraqi military. He said any decision on American troop withdrawals was up to the Bush administration.
For his part, Mr. Bush insisted that American troops would stay in Iraq unless the government asked them to leave. “We’re going to stay in Iraq to get the job done as long as the government wants us there,” he said.

Didn't they already ask us to leave? What was the point of the Iraq Study Group if the President was planning on dismissing its findings before they actually came out?

Thursday, November 30, 2006

An Open Letter to George Will

Dear, Mr. Will,

I had come to know you as a conservative and, up until now, honest journalist in your usual Sunday morning talk show guest appearances, but after reading your column on November 30th, 2006, "Already Too Busy For Civility", I must admit that I am very disappointed. I am, however, relieved that the wool has been further pulled from my eyes.

Your disingenuous attack on Senator-elect Webb (D-Va.) shows to the very core what you truly are: just another right-wing mouthpiece. Your characterization of Mr. Webb as a "pompous poseur and an abuser of the English language", as well as "a boor" and describing his "calculated rudeness toward another human being" made me think of one thing - you could substitute the name "Bush" for "Webb" and the description would be more accurate.

Where do you suppose this leaked story of the reception originated? If in fact it paints Mr. Webb in a bad light as you claim, then it couldn't have come from Webb's office. Does that leave the White House as the origin of the story? If so, perhaps they were hoping to perceive Bush as a caring soul victimized by Webb's ire. In this reader's opinion, it did the complete opposite and was a total misfire, as we've gotten all too accustomed from this Administration.

Bush's question, "How's your boy?", was callous - callous in the sense that Bush himself doesn't have any skin in the game. Soldiers die day after day in Iraq while his daughters cavort in Argentina. Webb's response, "I'd like to get them out of Iraq", spoke volumes. He wasn't speaking just for his son, but for all the sons and daughters serving in this ludicrous occupation for whatever the mission is this week and whatever victory Bush is trying to secure. His response was what I'm sure any parent who has a son or daughter in Iraq and had the ear of the President would say. "I'd like to get them out of Iraq."

Apparently, Bush didn't care for the answer to which he said, "That's not what I asked you" which you failed to report. I can only assume this the more accurate account since it is in every account written except yours. Then Bushed asked again. Let's get the facts straight: Bush was the one who sought out Webb. Bush asked his callous question not once, but twice after the first answer would clearly indicate that Webb would rather not want to talk about a subject that is deeply personal to him and dismissed as idle chatter. Yet Bush persisted, "I asked 'How's your boy?' ", to which Webb answered, "That's between me and my boy." In that context, the story reads very differently.

You call Webb "a boor". Didn't Vice President Cheney tell Senator Patrick Leahy to go f**k himself on the Senate floor? Wasn't President Bush the one who flipped off the cameras when preparing for a speech? We've all seen the video. Or would you prefer to categorize that display as college humor instead of boorish? That kind of behavior is unbecoming of the Presidency and the Vice Presidency.

And finally, Mr. Will, you have the audacity to give Mr. Webb a grammar lesson in the second half of your article after we've been subjected to over six years of a President who manages to butcher the English language with every other sentence he utters.

Webb's decision to decline having a picture taken with George W. Bush shows exactly what type of man he is: a person who says what he means and means what he says. My respect goes out to Mr. Webb for his resistance to hypocrisy. Respect is earned, not appointed.
One must not confuse respect for the Office of the Presidency with respect for whoever holds the position.

You write: "In a republic, people decline to be led by leaders who are insufferably full of themselves." Truer words were never written.

Stephen Colbert: "Not a civil war."

Last night (11/29/2006), during an interview with Nora Ephron, Stephen Colbert articulated what Bush is trying to say in resisting calling Iraq's current state a civil war.

COLBERT: "It's not a civil war. I'm not following Brian Williams and Chris Matthews off that cliff. The President is just saying that it is at an unacceptable level, that he's not happy about, of sectarian violence between people of the same nationality... and country... within regions that have been defined as civily controlled, but not within the parameters of... things... that aren't civil wars. Let me put it this way: nobody's wearing blue, nobody's wearing gray."


It is amazing to me that our tax dollars are spent on White House staffers actually writing this crap.
Yes, folks, today is National Methaamphetamine Awareness Day. Or as I like to call it, Ted Haggart Day.

Why al-Maliki canceled his meeting

New Study Proves 'Mentally Ill' Voters Favor Bush

From the report: “Bush supporters had significantly less knowledge about current issues, government and politics than those who supported Kerry,” the study says.

...the trend isn’t unique to Bush: A 1977 study by Frumkin & Ibrahim found psychiatric patients preferred Nixon over McGovern in the 1972 election.

Bush snubbed?

NY Times: Iraq’s Premier Abruptly Skips a Bush Session

Bush snubbed? “Absolutely not,” said Dan Bartlett, counselor to the president.

Civil war in Iraq? No. it's "sectarian violence," President Bush says. It's a "struggle for freedom"...

Stay the course? "We never said 'Stay the course.' "

Spread democracy and freedom?
Overthrowing Saddam Hussein?
Weapons of mass destruction?

This is tiring...

Sounds Like "Stay The Course" to Me

Bush in Riga, Latvia - November 28th, 2006:

"There's one thing I'm not going to do, I'm not going to pull our troops off the battlefield before the mission is complete," he said in a speech setting the stage for high-stakes meetings with the Iraqi prime minister later this week. "We can accept nothing less than victory for our children and our grandchildren."

"Major combat operations in Iraq have ended."
~Bush on the USS Abraham Lincoln, May 1st, 2003
(3 years, 6 months, 28 days earlier)

"I'm not going to pull our troops off the battlefield before the mission is complete."

Q: What is the mission?

"We can accept nothing less than victory..."
Q: What do we win?

Jim Webb, My New Hero

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

(Webb) was attending a reception for newly elected senators, and he declined an invitation to be photographed with Bush. Webb was forthright in disagreeing with Bush on the campaign trail and called the Iraq war a "strategic blunder of historic proportions."
Afterward Bush approached him and offered, "Congratulations." Webb thanked the president and introduced his wife to the chief executive. Bush went on, "How is your boy?"
Webb, who notes that he wouldn't talk during the campaign about his son stationed in Iraq, answered with a response something like, "I would like to see them come home."
Bush wasn't deterred, saying, "I didn't ask you that, I said how's your boy."
Webb held firm. "It's between me and my son. Me and my boy," he insisted.
Of Bush's question, Webb said yesterday, "I think even he would probably understand that's a little bit over the line." He said the question was not an easy one to answer "when your son's in combat."

Read the full article here.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Ah, That Good Ol' Patriot Act

Washington Post: The U.S. government has agreed to pay $2 million to an Oregon lawyer who was wrongfully arrested as a terrorism suspect because of a bungled fingerprint match and has issued an apology for the "suffering" inflicted on the attorney and his family.

I guess that's $2 million taxpayer dollars, huh?

Read the entire story here.

Judge Strikes Down Parts of Executive Order on Terrorism

A federal judge has ruled that key portions of a presidential order blocking financial assistance to terrorist groups are unconstitutional, specifically finding fault with provisions that grant the president unilateral authority to designate any organization as a terrorist group. One former Justice Department official said that the White House might not risk an appeal, as it could possibly result in additional limits being placed on President Bush’s already over-extended executive power.

Chicago Man Protests War by Self-Immolation

Has anyone else heard of this? I try to keep up with the news, but I have to say that this had escaped me until now. This happened on November 3rd! Was there a media blackout regarding this situation?

Here is his self-penned obituary from his website.

Rest in peace, Malachi Ritscher.

An Open Letter to the United States from Iranian President Ahmadinejad

Iranian President Amhadinejad:

"...we should be cognizant that human values and our common human spirit, which proclaim the dignity and exalted worth of all human beings, have brought our two great nations of Iran and the United States closer together."

Read full letter here.

Satan Wreath Update

A "truce" was delcared in the peace wreath battle that I had mentioned in an earlier post. Apparently, the president of the board and it's members were barraged with phone calls contrary to their stance regarding PEACE ON EARTH. Now they're calling the whole thing a misunderstanding.

History of the Peace Symbol

Here's to all those Colorado freaks that want a Christmas wreath in the shape of a peace sign taken down in their complex because it's the symbol of Satan.

Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
The CND logo, designed in 1958 by Gerald Holtom, became widespread outside of Britain during the 1960s as the "peace symbol". The peace symbol is based on the international semaphore symbols for "N" and "D" (for Nuclear Disarmament) enclosed within a circle.

The Simple Life Goes to Argentina!

See the broads travel abroad and watch their zany hijinks!

Will the Secret Service catch up with them? Will they show the Argentines their "secret weapons"? Will they take the US Embassy up on it's suggestion to cut their trip short?

Nah, why bother? Daddy doesn't care about foreign affairs, why should they?

Michael Irvin - Double Standard?

Interesting how Michael Richards is condemned one week for his racial tirade at a comedy club, and the next week you barely hear anything regarding Michael Irvin's comments on the Dan Patrick's national broadcast last Monday (11/21) on ESPN Radio.

"Irvin mentions that Tony Romo outplayed Peyton Manning Sunday, and then says, “… [there must be] some brothers in that line somewhere … (laughs to himself) somewhere there are some brothers … I don’t know who saw what, where …. [maybe] his great, great, great, great Grandma ran over in the hood or something went down … (laughter)”
Dan Patrick, sensing disaster, jumps in and says, ‘that’s the only way to be a great athlete?’
Irvin comes back with, “No, that’s not the only way … but it’s certainly one
way … [maybe his] great, great, great, great Grandma pulled one of them studs up outta the barn [and said] ‘come here for a second’ … back in the day …(more sinister laughter)”

Of course, Irvin has since apologized, but there hasn't been anything regarding his future employment situation. Steve Lyons was fired by FOX for much tamer comments (in my opinion).

Where are Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton? They were all over the Michael Richards fiasco, but here we are eight days after the Irvin incident, and not a peep from either Reverends ...and Irvin still has his job. Should he be fired? If there wasn't a double standard, probably. Will he be fired? Probably not.

Check out Peter Kerasotis' column in

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Malloy: "These people have committed war crimes."

From Mike Malloy's broadcast on November 27th, 2006:

"...the question today: 'In light of the revelation that Rumsfeld, RUMSFELD authorized the torture, what will happen in Washington, DC?', and will anyone hear it and do something about it or will Washington, DC remain tone deaf to this latest atrocity - this impeachable -- or war crime! Jesus, God!

Now think about this. Think about the lance corporals, the privates, the sergeants, whoever it has been (I have not been keeping track) who have been sentenced to prison terms or discharges, usually dishonorable, for being involved in the torture, the mistreatment, the sexual mishandling of prisoners in Abu-Ghraib... and yet the man who ordered it, the SON OF A BITCH WHO ORDERED IT... didn't we determine at Nuremberg that illegal orders are to be disobeyed? And that it works all the way up the chain of command? It is not the grunt who carries out the order that is to be hanged. It is the officer or the civilian who ordered the treatment to begin with. IS THAT NOT WHAT WE ESTABLISHED AT NUREMBERG?! Is that not what we established at the war crimes trials at Tokyo?

And here's Rumsfeld. This miserable, evil vampire, who has known all along. I think about the last three years, the snotty, condescending press conferences of his, whenever this issue would come up. And I think about every single press conference that Gonzalez has had and before him, Ashcroft, the snotty, condescending attitude whenever the question was raised, 'Well, do we condone torture?'. And the documents that they carefully doctored and worked out so that Bush can sign them, executive orders allegedly exempting US leaders from any responsibility in this. THESE ARE WAR CRIMES! MY GOD! We have an Administration here that has committed war crimes!

(In) Nuremberg, Germany, 1946, these people would be on trial for their LIVES! We've gone through this. We were the ones, along with the Brits and the French and the Soviets, who established what will constitute crimes against humanity and war crimes and who was to be punished after World War II. And here we have the highest civilian and military command in the United States committing war crimes by the definitions laid down by US! ... This is astonishing. This is why I try not to think about this, just like Bob Herbert says in his column today (11/27). People are dying by the thousands in Iraq and America shops.

How did this happen? And what are we going to do about it? Rumsfeld. Rumseld ordered it. When this was carried by the Reuters News Agency... a spokesman for the Pentagon declined to comment on General Karpinski's accusations and the US Army could not be immediately reached for comment?! THE US ARMY IN IRAQ COULD NOT BE REACHED FOR COMMENT!

Rumsfeld, according to this report, also authorized that the Army break the Geneva Conventions by not registering all prisoners, according to Gen. Karpinski. She said she raised the case of one unregistered inmate with an aide to former US Commander Lieutenant Gen. Ricardo Sanchez. She said, 'We received a message from the Pentagon, from the Defense Secretary, ordering us to hold the prisoner without registering him. I know now that this happened on various occasions.' That's against the law. That's against international law. It's against the laws that civilized nations tried to establish while they also tried to encompass the idea of civilized war. If you can figure that one out, God bless you! But the rules were established.

Rumsfeld, Bush, Cheney, Gonzalez, Ashcroft, they all dropped their pants and urinated all over agreements, US Constitution, Geneva Conventions, what was set up in Nuremberg, the definitions of war crimes. This is unbelievable - almost unspeakable. An American government, American military, American intelligence agencies and private American contractors now, all working in tandem, to torture, lie, steal, cheat, murder, kill, bomb, destroy!

And the Iraq Study Group - what the hell is this?! A foreign policy initiative being conducted outside the realm of Congress? ...for the first time in US history. Iraq Study Group. WHAT THE HELL DOES THAT MEAN? Where's the Secretary of State?! ... Ah, never mind. Where's the US Congress? Where's the openness? Where is policy discussions? It's being conducted by James Baker III?! MY GOD! And the American people: how much input do you have into the Iraq Study Group? Yeah, about the same as me. Who does have input? Where is Congress? Where are the people, if any exist, that still have a rational sense regarding this murderous enterprise entered into by these filthy neo-con pigs who now, every last one of them, have tried to divorce themselves from what is now hanging around Bush's neck like a stinking dead albatross? ...Richard Perle, Douglas Feith and Wolfowitz and the rest of these murderous bastards.

I don't know - I just can't get my mind around this sometimes, especially this Iraq Study Group. What are they going to do? What kind of NONSENSE is this? James Baker III, the guy who engineered the theft of the election back in 2000, so that this miserable, mentally crippled freak could take over the White House, James Baker is now - oh, and don't tell me about this other guy, the co-chairman of this group, he is window dressing, this is James Baker III's deal - This is the Bush Crime Family at its most obvious. HERE THEY ARE! HERE THEY ARE! The Consigliere, James Baker III. US foreign policy being conducted in this manner... you think Cheney is secretive? These hearings that are being held, this Iraq study Group, which is a joke, a farce - it's a murderous joke, a bloody farce - and that's how they're doing it. That's how they're conducting US foreign policy now. But you and me? Hey, we gotta go shopping."

They're not all gone...

Janet Neff, a nominee for a federal judgeship in Michigan is being blocked by Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS). Apparanty, this homophobe is placing hold on her nomination because in 2002, Ms. Neff attended a lesbian "commitment ceremony" of her longtime friend and next door neighbor of over 20 years. This took place in Massachusetts, where Neff has no authority and served in no official capacity in the ceremony that has no legal effect. I guess this isn't enough for Brownback.

Have I mentioned how much I hate these people?

Read the full story here.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Beware Christmas Wreaths - The Sign of the Devil!

Okay, this'll knock your socks off!

"DENVER - A homeowners association in southwestern Colorado has threatened to fine a resident $25 a day until she removes a Christmas wreath with a peace sign that some say is an anti-Iraq war protest or a symbol of Satan."
Read entire article

What?! What kind of a backwards-ass town is this?! I don't know about you, but I always had a feeling that a peace sign was a SYMBOL OF SATAN! Can't you see?! It's an upside-down pitchfork!!! My God, don't these people have other things to do like protesting at the local Planned Parenthood clinic and condemning all those who enter? And guess what freaks? The owner of the wreath is keeping it up and not going to pay the fine. Good for her! She's not one to be bullied. Maybe they'd rather have a swastika wreath?

Nothing like the Holiday spirit to start this joyous season!

NBC Calls Iraq a "Civil War"

MSNBC, NBC News Decide To Call Civil War In Iraq ‘A Civil War’

Finally! A news media outlet with balls! I can only hope we're going to see a lot more of the media putting the Republican's feet to the fire now that the election is over and most of the Right-Wingers have been ousted.

NY Times: Insurgency Can Sustain Itself

U.S. Finds Iraq Insurgency Has Funds to Sustain Itself

BAGHDAD, Nov. 25 — The insurgency in Iraq is now self-sustaining financially, raising tens of millions of dollars a year from oil smuggling, kidnapping, counterfeiting, connivance by corrupt Islamic charities and other crimes that the Iraqi government and its American patrons have been largely unable to prevent,a classified United States government report has concluded.

The report, obtained by The New York Times, estimates that groups responsible for many insurgent and terrorist attacks are raising $70 million to $200 million a year from illegal activities. It says $25 million to $100 million of that comes from oil smuggling and other criminal activity involving the state-owned oil industry, aided by “corrupt and complicit” Iraqi officials.

As much as $36 million a year comes from ransoms paid for hundreds of kidnap victims, the report says. It estimates that unnamed foreign governments - previously identified by American officials as including France and Italy - paid $30 million in ransom last year.

Read the rest of the article.

Michael Richards & Racism

Can't we all just get along? It's been about a week since Michael Richards went ape shit on a couple of hecklers in his audience. If you've been living in a cave for the last few days, here it is.
Michael Richards
Is Richards a racist? Maybe.
Here is his apology on David Letterman.
Richards Apologizes (edited version)

Is Richards a racist now? ... Maybe. Who the hell knows? Is he now a poster boy for racism? This is the point where everyone flies off the handle and now points to this middle-aged, white comedian and says, "THERE IT IS!" SEE IT?! THERE'S THE REAL MICHAEL RICHARDS!" But where was the pointing when incumbent Senator George Allen (R-Va.) called a cameraman of Indian descent "macaca" ?
Now, call me naive, but I'd never heard of that word until he said it. A few days later Allen said he "made it up". Really, Senator Allen? You made up a word that just happens to be a racial slur that is derived from the word "macaque", meaning a genus of old world monkey? YOU MADE IT UP?!
Where was the outrage? This wasn't some comedian being interrupted on stage, this is an ELECTED OFFICIAL. And there he is stumping on the campaign trail and calling this man macaca. Yes, he eventually lost the
election, but it wasn't until the last minute that he fell behind in the polls and even then, the election was too close to call on the first day! Where were all the protesters then? Where was the outcry? I certainly didn't hear it as loud as I've been hearing about this Michael Richards thing.

Are the men that Richards insulted racists also? After all they did call him "white motherfucker" and "cracker-ass". Isn't that racism? And what are we to think of these men now that they are seeking monetary damages for "pain and suffering"? Are you kidding?! Are they looking for a quick payday? Are they expoliting the racism?

What if Richards had said, "Hey, shut the fuck up! Do I go to your place of business and interrupt you while you're taking fast food orders?" Does that make him a racist? Do we connect the dots and say, "Oh I see! He's inferring that since they are black, they must not be well educated and must work at some McDonald's or KFC for minimum wage." ...Does that line of thinking make us racists?

If it were a Black or Hispanic comedian, would it be considered racism? If Dave Chappelle or Carlos Mencia had said, "Nigga please! Shut the fuck up!", would that be offensive? Chris Rock has a comedy bit where he says, "I love black people, but I hates niggers!". Is that not offensive because he's black? Or when he's talks about "crackers", is that not offensive? Is there a double standard when it comes to racism? If so, how can racism be obliterated when it's okay for some but not for all?

I think if we all look down deep within ourselves, we are all racists in one form or another. It's not just whites, it's out there in everyone. Before you dismiss this, seriously think about it and look within yourselves. It's how we learn to deal with it and overcome it that separates us from the apes... and

Michael Richards made a mistake, and he's apologized for it,
again ...and again ...and again.
Let's move on. There are more important things to think about.

As of November 26th, 2006:
American Soldiers Confirmed Dead - 2,880 (US Dept.of Defense)
American Soldiers Wounded - 21,572 (US Dept. of Defense)
Iraqi Deaths - est. 650,000
(Lancet Medical Journal)
"We don't do body counts." - Gen. Tommy Franks, US Central Command

Please take a look at this link regarding oppression and race relations.
American Pictures - Jacob Holdt

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Mike Malloy - Republicans: Stay Home!

If you haven't heard of Mike Malloy, you don't know what you're missing. Mike is a liberal radio talk show host who broadcasts from outside Atlanta, Georgia. I usually don't listen to Rush Limbaugh because he makes my skin crawl, but I guess you can say that Mike is the antithesis of the "Pigman" as Malloy calls him. You can download podcasts of Mike Malloy's show at Nova M Radio (listed on my links above). Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

I was listening to his show from November 2nd, 2006, five days before the midterm elections and the day after George W. Bush was stumping in Perry, GA. Mike usually refers to Bush as "Chucklenuts", "Raisin Brain" or "that lyin' son of a bitch". He was in rare form that evening. So much so that I felt the need to transcribe some of it for your reading pleasure.

Coming up... I prefer pretty much to stick to the issues, but these are issues. The Republicans, starting with Chucklenuts himself, when he was down here in Crackerland, in South Georgia the other day, once again he brought up the gay civil union issue that the New Jersey Supreme Court said, "Look, equal protection under the law either means equal protection under the law or it doesn't. Strike it from the Constitution." But it means what it means.
You know, nobody is asking... for marriages or civil unions to be sanctioned by a church. This makes no sense. A church can sanction a marriage. A Buddhist temple can. An Islamic mosque, a Jewish temple... if you want a religious ceremony, go ahead. But a marriage, a civil union, two people getting together, that's about taxes and property and visitation and children and inheritance. That has nothing to do with Mohammad. That has nothing to do with Jesus or Moses or the Buddha, it really doesn't!
So here they go again with this so called gay marriage issue. I am so tired of that issue. 'Why are you bringing it up then?' Well, because of the blatant, absolute hypocrisy. The Republicans have made homosexuality a political issue. The Republicans have made the desire of folks who happen to be gay and want to live a normal life an issue. By normal I mean pay their taxes, go to work, raise their children, do whatever they want without being considered some sort of freak by these right-wingers. So in the interest of fair play we're going to discuss it tonight. You know, let he who is without sin cast the first gleaming disco ball. IT'S THE HYPOCRISY!

... It must be hell to be a right-wing Christian Evangelical. Half your people are boinking young boys, the other half are cheating on their wives, they're all involved with Abramhoff somehow. It doesn't make any difference how many members of these mega-churches, these ministers and pastors- look, there's a rule of thumb: The louder they scream against gays, the more the chance is ...that they got some male prostitute someplace that slips into town every once in a while and they get together and do each other. You know that. You know that as well as I know that. And the Republican Party, again it's the hypocrisy... oh, God... man!...
The GOP is the Gay Ol' Party. This is the part that just irritates the hell out of me. The Republican Party is just dominated by men who are living a double life - who are gay, who hide it, who vote against their own interests, who are so full of self-loathing and self-hatred because they don't have the courage to say, "Yeah, I'm gay. SO WHAT?!" And so they work against other gay folk and themselves and it just keeps dribbling out. You notice this?! It keeps coming out and coming out again and again. And now it's this Christ murderer, Ted Haggert.

On making sexual orientation a wedge issue:

... in fantasy, this used to be a country where people worked together cooperatively. What's the Jimmy Stewart movie... It's a Wonderful Life... that's the America we used to live in. Now in truth, none of us ever lived there, but that's the collective consciousness... we all lived in ... what was the town?... Potter's Corner? Potter's Field? (ha ha)... but that's what the Republicans have done. They have divided us to the point that we can't even live in... Happy Corners?... What the hell was the name of that town?! (It's Bedford Falls)

The Republicans have taken sexual orientation, they've taken gender, they've taken religion, they've taken everything they can get their filthy hands on and turned it into a wedge issue. So that I'm suspicious of you and you don't like me, and we will agree that he over there is really a freak and that one over there is out of her mind simply because of the way she looks, the way she dresses, what her orientation is, what her gender is, what her religion is, blah, blah, blah... or whether or not she even has a religion, you see?

On Bush and others:

So as Andrew Sullivan writes, "While the media is obsessed, parsing the ad-libs on someone who is on NO BALLOT this fall (that would be John Kerry) something truly ominous just happened in Iraq. The Commader in Chief has abandoned an American soldier to the tender mercies of a Shiite militia."
I wonder if the crackers down there at the Georgia fairgrounds the other night that... were screaming their approval of this cowardly son of a bitch, I wonder if they know, that George W.Bush, THE GREAT PROTECTOR, has abandoned an American soldier?
"The essential part of this story is clear. In a showdown for control of Baghdad, the Iraq Prime Minister took orders from Muqtada al-Sadr, the head of a HUGE Shiite militia, and instructed the US Military to withdraw from Sadr City."

Now why was the military there, other than the fact that they were involved with an illegal occupation and war? They were trying to stablilize the city and to find a missing American serviceman. He's still missing.
Now as most of us in this country know, whether we've served in the military or not, because by GOD, we've seen enough movies, the US military does NOT have a tradition of ABANDONING its own soldiers, or taking orders from foreign governments once they are engaged in a military operation. Whether you agree with war or not, and most of us don't, it's not the answer to anything - but the facts are the facts. When we have engaged our military in legal wars, illegal wars, occupations, insurrections, overthrows - whatever it has been, we don't abandon our people.
Andrew Sullivan writes, " No Commander in Chief who actually walks the walk rather than swaggering the swagger would acquiesce to such a thing. The soldier appears to be of Iraqi descent and he's married to an Iraqi woman. Who authorized abandoning this American soldier to the enemy? Who's really giving the orders to the US military in Iraq?"

And by the way, where's John McCain on this? Where are you, you freaky son of a bitch? WHERE ARE YOU McCAIN?!?! McCain had nothing to say about Cheney's comments about torture. McCain has had nothing to say about Iraq. McCain has had nothing to say about this abandoned soldier. Do you remember what it felt like, John, when you were in the Hanoi Hilton? DO YOU REMEMBER?! ...But oh, how vocal McCain has been on John Kerry. It's infuriating. It's just infuriating!
Where's the outrage? Hey Limbaugh, you worthless, bloated pig, where are you on this issue? Your Commander in Chief, YOUR Commander in Chief, you cowardly pimple-on-your-ass freak, YOUR COMMADNER IN CHIEF has abandoned an American soldier and turned command and control of the US military in a war zone over to somebody else. Where are you Rush?!
Hey Hannity, you little pipsqueak, where are you on this one?! Oh, and how about Dr. Michael Savage or Dr. Michael Weiner, whatever the hell his name is, where are you buddy?

...Even Richard Perle, the slimy, cowardly, leading neo-con, former Defense Dept. advisor, a sneaky, devious rat who loves to see people go die as long as it's not him, EVEN HE called the Bush Administration "dysfunctional". Richard Perle calling the Bush Crime Family dysfuntional is like a toad calling a frog ugly. But that shows you just how far into fantasy the Bush Crime Family has become.
So I ask you truth seeker, if you know a Republican, will you please tell that poor soul not to vote this year? Just stay home if they can't vote for a Democrat, please, please stay home. Don't put us through another two years, please. I really am asking Repubilcans , Conservatives, neo-cons, the religious right, please, on Tuesday, go do something else. We normal people are going to have a helluva time overcoming the fraudulant voting machines to begin with. We don't need to see your Stepford faces as you walk into the voting booths to vote for these vampires again. Please. PLEASE! Stay home.

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