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Friday, September 15, 2006

... and now a word from our President

"We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security. If

you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given

medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."

....BTW, since the president's office has been vacant these past six years, the president mentioned is Eisenhower.


link | posted by Jae at 4:44 PM | 2 comments


A pithy statement that I think is true

Wow, so much going on. Obviously another election upon us. Wonder what will happen? Hey "conservatives" who hate "liberals", hey "liberals" who hate "conservatives"... guess what? The President, Congress, your elected leaders. etc. - they don't care about YOU! Hate each other all you want with your petty arguments. They laugh at you behind closed doors. They have contempt for your ignorance, yet need it. They have the power to help you in your daily lives, and they do NOTHING. Who's better off? You or Exxon? You or a Hollywood actor? My guess? Not you. How does that make you feel? Maybe you should direct your anger, your resentment, your questioning, somewhere else, rather than each other. Think about it. We've all been failed by our leaders in so many ways, my friends. Big time.

Posted by: Michael | September 15, 2006 11:13 AM


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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Political Season -- it's raining syrup

There's an old saying that goes, 'Pouring syrup on a turd doesn't make it a pancake.'

As a relatively independent critical thinker, I am insulted. Bush is now talking about mulitlateral cooperation -- from the UN, the Dems, from the Washroom Guy that brushes off his $4,000 suit. What the hell has changed? What happened to 'Bring it on!' What happened to 'Mission Accomplished!'? 'Axis of Evil?'

What happened to, 'Screw you, we don't need you. We'll go it alone.'?

Turn on the TV now and he's talking about closing the secret CIA prisons; he's talking about how America isn't a nation that tortures enemy combatants. He reminds us -- God, help me, because with tax cuts for the wealthy and all the Hummers tooling around here I forget sometimes -- that we are at war.

How dare this.... Bush guy think I don't have access to a calendar and common sense. I mean, it could be that he found religion OR it could be that it's the season for politicians to trot in front of the hoi polloi and lie their asses off. Mark Kennedy makes me laugh the most; he is Bush's lapdog and his campaign is "We need an independent-minded senator to represent Minnesota." Who would that be, Mark? Norm "Senior Lapdog" Coleman? Wow. If we get both of them elected, maybe they will make pizza runs for the White House and take alternate blame for shooting Cheney's victim du jour.

All this love and respect and happiness and accountability talk is making me dizzy. That's not GOP-speak. They're talking like progressives!

Pancakes, anyone?


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Monday, September 04, 2006

Kieth Olbermann blasts Rumsfeld


--Posted by Kay


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Friday, September 01, 2006

Following the fraudulent

At the core of my personality, I believe there is not enough fairness in the world. Maybe it's because I was raised by African American women -- people who were not only never given a break, those breaks were actively denied them. I love the vibe of fairness, say for example when a driver allows a waiting car into a long line of traffic; when a cheater says he can't handle the pressure on his conscience and admits his indiscretion; when found money is returned to its owner; when nations cooperate for the good of their respective citizens. It is uplifting and it adds time to our lives.

So, why are we following a fraudulent regime and not resisting with every fiber of our existence? How can we legitimize cheating to claim the office of president? Any reasonable person has to believe something untoward happened in Florida in 2000 and Ohio in 2004. Whatever the magnitude of cheating you believe, you have to have some doubts about the legitimacy of the outcome. And, follow the line of those incidents and you see a pattern of cheating and shortcuts: WMD, Iraq war, Valerie Plame, Karl Rove, Abu Gharaib, wiretaps. We are held hostage by frauds and cheats. They even cheat their own constituency -- why isn't Roe v. Wade gone? That issue has become very, very hush-hush lately. Which is odd considering we are "blessed" with a: GOP WHITE HOUSE, GOP SENATE, GOP HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND GOP SUPREME COURT.

My heroes are those who kept their integrity in adverse times; any Indian can do as Richard Pryor said and sneak a hamburger about 1 or 2 in the morning. My respect goes out to those who would rather starve than compromise a true, positive ideal. I have strong issues with Lincoln, but my honest belief is that had Bush been in Lincoln's shoes, he would have cheated somehow, told his northern constituency he was against slavery and then allowed slavery to happen through a series of 'Presidential Declarations'. He is worse than Neville Chamberlain because at least Chamberlain had integrity. He was a weak, short-sighted man who thought he was doing the right thing for his nation. Bush is weak, short-sighted and cares only for his minority constituency of far-right crazies.

Plus, he cheats.


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