August 20, 2005

Who made these statements? A bunch of HYPOCRITES, that's who!

"You can support the troops but not the president."

"Well, I just think it's a bad idea. What's going to happen is they're going to be over there for 10, 15, maybe 20 years."

"Explain to the mothers and fathers of American servicemen that may come home in body bags why their son or daughter have to give up their life?"

"[The] President . . . is once again releasing American military might on a foreign country with an ill-defined objective and no exit strategy. He has yet to tell the Congress how much this operation will cost. And he has not informed our nation's armed forces about how long they will be away from home. These strikes do not make for a sound foreign policy."

"American foreign policy is now one huge big mystery. Simply put, the administration is trying to lead the world with a feel-good foreign policy."

"If we are going to commit American troops, we must be certain they have a clear mission, an achievable goal and an exit strategy."

"I had doubts ... from the beginning . . I didn't think we had done enough in the diplomatic area."

"I cannot support a failed foreign policy. History teaches us that it is often easier to make war than peace. This administration is just learning that lesson right now. The President began this mission with very vague objectives and lots of unanswered questions. A month later, these questions are still unanswered. There are no clarified rules of engagement. There is no timetable. There is no legitimate definition of victory. There is no contingency plan for mission creep. There is no clear funding program. There is no agenda to bolster our over-extended military. There is no explanation defining what vital national interests are at stake. There was no strategic plan for war when the President started this thing, and there still is no plan today"

"Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the President to explain to us what the exit strategy is."


All quotes are from Republicans during the Clinton Administration.

The Speakers?

Senator Rick Santorum
Karen Hughes, spokesman for George W. Bush
Senator Trent Lott
Tom Delay
Sean Hannity
Joe Scarborough (R-Fl at the time)
The next to last quote is from Tom Delay.
The last one is straight from George W. Bush"s mouth.

This particular quote is identical to what Cindy Sheehan is trying to ask George W, Bush:

"Explain to the mothers and fathers of American servicemen that may come home in body bags why their son or daughter have to give up their life?"
--Sean Hannity, Fox News, 4/6/99

Hannity has savaged Cindy on his show, reporting lie after lie about her.

August 18, 2005

Lighter Fare...

How many members of the Bush Administration does it take to change a light
bulb?


Answer: Ten, not counting the President.

1. One to deny that a light bulb needs to be changed.
2. One to attack the patriotism of anyone who says the light bulb needs to be changed.
3. One to blame Clinton for burning out the light bulb.
4. One to tell the nations of the world that they are either for changing the light bulb or for darkness.
5. One to give a billion dollar no-bid contract to Haliburton for the new light bulb.
6. One to arrange a photograph of Bush, dressed as janitor, standing on a step ladder under the banner: "Light Bulb Change Accomplished"
7. One administration insider to resign and write a book documenting in detail how Bush was literally in the dark.
8. One to viciously smear #7.
9. One surrogate to campaign on TV and at rallies on how George Bush has had a strong light-bulb-changing policy all along.
10. And finally one to confuse Americans about the difference between screwing a light bulb and screwing the country.

August 17, 2005

Real People Getting The Shaft

Below is a letter a WestPoint Stevens employee wrote to the Anderson Independent in response to David Williams eye-opening article on the "restructuring" of the bankruptcy settlement. Friends, for nearly 20 years we have watched the pro-corporate, anti-worker Republican crowd slowly change the government and legal system to put the rights of workers DEAD LAST. The result is the anguish in this young ladies letter. As a society, we can do better. KC

Mr. Williams,

I worked for WestPoint Stevens for over 10 years and was offered a job with the new company "WestPoint Home". When I was presented with the papers for the new company, in a meeting held to obtain signatures of the people they were to hire, I REFUSED TO SIGN THEM! I feel what they did was wrong and dirty to all of the people who gave WestPoint their many years of service. I am saddened to know how many people are going to be hurt financially by the events that unfolded. Some people were relying on the money for a supplement to their retirement, some are taking the 401K penalty for early withdrawal. It is truly a hard pill to swallow for a lot of people. My husband and I both were employees of WestPoint Stevens.

The entire second shift in the Distribution Center was laid off 1 to 2 weeks prior to the changing of hands, they got none of the severance at all other than maybe 1 or 2 weeks worth. The rest who were still employed, were left to suffer the wrath of a corrupt yet legal business transaction that transpired in the following days requiring people to just suck it up and sign away.

Of the ones that were left, lots of people were upset, but some were just content to have work a little longer. The upset people still had no choice but to sign the papers. Work is slow and checks have gotten smaller with no overtime. People are strapped for cash and need every check to meet their expenses. They had to sign. They are held over a barrel in a lose, lose situation. I was told that refusal to sign the new forms meant that I was "voluntarily quitting my job and would not be eligible for unemployment compensation or any other benefits of the Trade Act Petition... ", I said, "NO, I am just refusing to sign these papers! I think it is morally wrong, and I am not signing them! I do not agree with what is in them!"

OH YEAH.....

DO ME A FAVOR....Thank our wonderful politicians who fabricate these grand ideas and pass them into laws with the collaboration and assistance of all the big corporate lobbyist they keep safely tucked away in their pockets! How can the politicians from OUR very own state be big supporters of CAFTA....MONEY and GREED are the only answers I can see!

Honestly, do our politicians not see themselves selling their soul to the devil as they are sticking it to their OWN STATE and their OWN PEOPLE! How can you allow Big Business like WestPoint Stevens and Carl Icahn get their way in the Bankruptcy Courts, and yet spit on the very people who voted for you and will soon be on hard times because of outsourcing by saying, "No, no.... Bankruptcy is ok for them, just not you!", as they chant "CAFTA, CAFTA!" I ask, where are your values Senators and Congressmen? Certainly not on the people who voted for you. Not the average working family in this state. Not the people who can't afford insurance anymore and have to decide to pay either the doctor bill, house payment or car payment because they simply can't pay all and they can't file for bankruptcy protection against them or the credit card company which is now charging them 25% interest rates just because they can now!

I guess they think we are riding the wave of ignorance and will be as long as they get enough campaign contributions in their pocket to bombard our TV with their 10 second smiles and practiced looks of concern for us poor people who are uninformed and simply vote for whoever we are told to support on Sunday, or for whoever's ad says the scariest things about the other guy.

When it affects people on a personal level they have no choice but to examine the facts and how they got in the position they are in. I hope people consider seriously studying before voting. If you vote for someone because someone told you who to vote for, or their ad said something about the other person you didn't like....do some research for yourself. If GW says the economy is flourishing, ask yourself...1st- Wow, where did GW get such a big word, and one that he didn't have to make up himself either..... and then 2nd- Do I feel it flourishing? Do the people in my area feel it? Do the unemployment numbers show it? Does my bank account feel good about it? Hmmmm............... Well, he says it is, it must be so. He would not lie to us, we voted for him! I am sure he is just as loyal to us as we are to him. OK.... if this is his best, PLEASE just give me somebody, anybody competent and in touch with reality PLEASE!!! Brandy B.

August 15, 2005

Watch Bush Snub Fallen Soldier's Mom

Hey people,

You need to go to the Truthout.org website and check out the videos from Crawford Texas, and watch the SON-OF-A-BUSH'S caravan of SOB's in SUV's, on their way to a multi-million dollar Republican fund-raiser, drive right past Cindy Sheehan, mother of fallen hero Casey Sheehan, who gave all for his country in Iraq, in George W. Bush's illegal, immoral and totally unnecessary war of choice for oil, influence, and profit, brought forth by BUSH ADMINISTRATION LIES!!!!

Here is the link - http://www.truthout.org/multimedia.htm
Please send it to your friends.

Thanks,
Mike B.

August 14, 2005

Add Cindy Sheehan to the list. She too dared to stand up for the truth, after losing a son in Bush's war, and found herself in a ditch.

A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL (www.buzzflash.com)

It's as routine and expectable as a chicken laying an egg.

A patriotic American stands up for the truth, and Bush sends Karl Rove out to assassinate their character and pulverize their reputation.

It could be a CIA operative who is rendered inoperable, even though she tracked weapons of mass destruction -- and her CIA front company was exposed by Rove. It could be war heroes like Kerry and McCain, even though the closest Bush got to war was flying plants to Florida in a Texas National Guard Plane. It could be the former National Security Council specialist on terrorism, like Richard Clarke.

The list of slanderous attacks against Americans loyal to their nation and brave in battle goes on and on. It is what Karl Rove does best, like a chicken laying an egg -- an apt analogy to be sure -- since Rove is like Young Republicans in college today who support wars but avoid serving in them.

But what of the Americans hoodwinked by this grave betrayal of their nation? How many are taken in by the demagogues of the media who take their marching orders and messages of the day from Bush's hatchet man, Karl Rove? Millions upon millions listen to the deceptive propaganda of pill-popping Rush Limbaugh and take it as the truth.

"Their" president, the tall white man who boasts that he is God's servant, can do no wrong.

Perhaps it is because so few Democrats are willing to peel off the veneer of manufactured respectability created by Rove. Perhaps it is because most of the corporate press, especially television, dare not offend the White House out of fear that Bush will seek revenge and take actions that will harm their media consolidation plans and profits. Perhaps it is because in an age of television, a Disneyesque visual image of piety overpowers the nefarious reality of having a traitor in the White House.

After all, in TreasonGate, it is Bush and Rove vs. the CIA, not Joe Wilson -- although they would like you to think the latter. And Bush still unleashes Rove to do his stiletto jobs on anyone who would reveal the reality of the Bush lies, deceit and betrayal. Bush is no longer someone who just condones treason; he has enabled it and continues to let the same people who harmed our national security do their anti-American slime jobs out of America's House, the White House.

Now Cindy Sheehan, mother of a young son killed in service in Sadr City, Iraq, sits in a ditch outside of Crawford, Texas, as Bush unleashes Rove, yet again, to besmirch and degrade her. George and his henchmen go after women with a special relish. They are so indifferent and vengeful that even the mother of one of our soldiers killed in action is just more target practice for enforcement of their Omerta.

The Democratic leaders in Congress continue to miss the boat. They think that they need to imitate the Machiavellian appeal of Bush to moral values, when the evidence is in plain sight that the man is immoral. His only claim to credibility is that he says he believes in God, but wonder if God doesn't believe in him? Wonder if God finds him a loathsome creature who betrays the teachings of Christ? Wonder if God long ago abandoned Bush, because Bush long ago abandoned God in deed and practice?

BuzzFlash can announce to the world that Jesus saved us and God is our divine guide in governing America. But judge us then by our deeds, not our words. And so should George W. Bush be judged.

He is a man who countenances acts of evil, who harbors and encourages those who commit them in his name, out of personal loyalty -- rather than loyalty to the nation.

God will judge him harshly, as the American people should, for long ago his primary motivation became the amassing of personal power -- not the practice of religious principles.

Americans loyal to their nation -- and not the power hungry actions of an incompetent scion of a corrupt family with pedigree -- should shun him, for he endangers our safety, our Constitution, the truth, and our good names.

Add Cindy Sheehan to the list. She too dared to stand up for the truth, after losing a son in Bush's war, and found herself in a ditch.