Thursday, March 31, 2005

Lefties: Let the Stooges Spin, We Own the Truth

The wingers are spewing their hate and spin since the death of Terri Schiavo. They claim she was starved to death.
Terri Schiavo did not starve to death. She succumbed to dehydration. When or if you are in the unfortunate situation where you must converse with one of these not let them carry on with their starvation crap. Slap them in the face with the truth and stand firm.
On the other hand, their imbecile leader signed into law in Texas, a law that resulted in the asphyxiation of a 6 month-old baby named Sun Hudson purely over financial issues. Another point is that Sun was a black child. Make that distinction....make the facts sting and then spit in their face. These people derserve absolutely no respect.

Basically, the chimpman intervened on Terri's behalf, ignoring human and State's rights and, murdered a baby by enacting a law, ignoring human rights.

What was Hitler's 'culture of life'? Blonde hair and blue eyes, wasn't it??

How do we say hypocrisy??


It's Over

R.I.P Terri Schiavo.

The religious revolution is over. It's end came as the result of conservative judges, lying parents and the dogma of the religious right.

Ours is no longer a nation divided by two political parties. We have become a nation divided along the lines of Religionists and Free Thinkers. One group wants to compel you to follow their concepts of morality and the other does not. It is no longer about economic theory but rather about power and control. The party of Lincoln and God insists on saving your soul against your will. They are the new enemies of freedom and liberty.

And I, for one, have no tolerance for domestic enemies.


Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Texans for a Republican Majority in Its Own Words

The Delay scandal gets better and better. Soon, Delay is going to be indicted and more of the scams of the right will be exposed. I bet Delay sings like a sparrow!!

Unlike other organizations, your corporate contributions to TRMPAC will be put to productive use,” reads the document subpoenaed from Texans for a Republican Majority Executive Director John Colyandro. It’s one of hundreds of exhibits offered into evidence for a recent civil trial—and presumedly, presented to the Travis County grand jury for its ongoing criminal investigation as well. The political brochure—paid for with corporate money—was aimed at donors to the Tom DeLay-founded PAC, and titled “TRMPAC GOALS.”

What, you may ask, made TRMPAC so “productive” that it could accomplish what “other” political organizations had been unable to do in a century of political campaigning?


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From Chuck's blog... thanks for going down there and telling the Fundies exactly what's what.

This country is obsessing over death.

So has anyone else noticed this extremely disturbing thing going on right now. I can feel it in the air. This country is obsessing over death. I hobbled into the living room to get my juice a few minutes ago and the TV is on ABC, I hear the announcers say "we are continuing our death watch in pinellas park, florida"...

Terri Schiavo - the circus "death watch" in Florida. Now they are calling it what it is, a death watch. Can you just imagine the number of people who turn to CNN or Fox during the day "just to see if she's still alive". You KNOW they are doing it.

So now we've got Jerry Falwell in critical condition, people are obsessing over praying for him or tearing him up for the crazy hatefilled life he led.. but ultimately they are waiting to see if he dies. A Death Watch.

The Pope, this "death watch" has been going on for weeks. He's in the hospital, he's outta the hospital, he's got a trach, he's got an NG tube in his nose, he can't speak... but it boils down to the same thing... people are waiting and watching to see if he dies.

Personally I am SICK of all this death watching. It's a disgusting spectator sport. I can't tell you how dispicable the "death watches" are...

SO. today I am going to celebrate LIVING. I ask you all to join me and stop this death watch bullshit. At least for us anyway, we can't control the rest of these morbid freaks.

Go pet a kitten, play with a puppy, pick a flower, sit on the porch and listen to the birds returning for spring, write a poem, draw a picture, kiss your partner on the forehead, tickle your kids til they spit.... anything... but sit around thinking about death...

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

More Truth

Monday, March 28, 2005

"W" will be stacking the deck against civil liberties

The Constitution is not safe from the criminals of the right in Washington. Constitutional violations require an immediate prosecution and should always, upon conviction, come with the death penalty. The criminal organization in Washington would be a little more apprehensive were these rules in place.

Resident Bush in his second term “absolutely” would push for a constitutional amendment that says marriage consists only of the union of a man and a woman, White House political adviser Karl Rove said.

Bush believes states can deal with the issue of civil unions between gay people, an arrangement that if enacted would grant same-sex partners most or all the rights available to married couples, Rove said on “Fox News Sunday.”

But a national ban on same-sex marriage is the only way to make sure “activist judges” don’t redefine marriage, he said.

As for the Supreme Court, Rove said Bush would nominate only judges who would “strictly apply the law, strictly interpret the Constitution” from the bench.

The article>>>

Coke: The New Nike

When one looks at union-busting it is important to take a look at who is actually behind it. There are those that will kill people to keep from paying a livable wage. Also, remember that these are the people behind the republican party; the hypocrites of life and death.

Ever since its "I'd like to teach the world to sing" commercials from the 1970s, Coca-Cola has billed itself as the world's beverage, uniting all colors and cultures within its red-and-white swoosh. Behind that image, however, a growing student movement is taking the company to task for its less than harmonious record of human rights around the globe.

The article>>>

Saturday, March 26, 2005

While the Right-wing Scum Keeps People Distracted

Since March 21, 2005 and the issue of Terri Schiavo has the MSM locked up, 12 US soldiers have been killed in America's occupation of Iraq bringing the unconfirmed death toll to 1583.
Our soldiers are paying the ultimate price while the scum of the earth protect criminals like Delay, Bush, Cheney and others who are complicit in the 9/11 attack of the World Trade Center.
Make sure you have a living will so that, the scum can't use your useless and lifeless body for a diversion for their crimes.
And remember we must indict, prosecute and execute the criminals in Washington.

Friday, March 25, 2005

Leave the light on...

Hey LibPat's readers... I won't be blogging for awhile... leave the light on for me. I gotta have surgery on my broken leg tomorrow, gonna be in the hospital for a few days.... keep fighting the good fight, see ya on the flip side.


Thursday, March 24, 2005

Judges & Schiavo

In response to Keith Olbermann’s blog I sent this letter to Mr Olbermann:

I just wanted to say thank you for your compassionate broadcast on Terri Shiavo. This situation must be hell for both sides of the family and it’s appalling that Tom Delay is using these people as political pawns. You seem to be the only TV news caster that is reporting this story fairly. It would be interesting to see you expose this a little more. After all, this is a right wing attack on the judicial branch. Isn’t that what this is really about?

Let’s recap: Democrats have blocked 20 ultra conservative judges. So if the conservatives attack the “liberal activist judges” then they can get more support from the people to push through “conservative activist judges”. From the right wing point of view Terri Schiavo is the perfect pawn to “prove” how liberal judges are destroying the country.

The next chapter of this story will begin with Tom Delay blaming “activist judges” for killing Terri Schiavo and will conclude with the Republicans trying to pack the court with radical right wing judges like Anton Scalia, who said “that government derives its authority from God”. So he believes in the Divine Right of Kings then?

See: Liberal Activist Judges Must be Stopped!!

Resistance to Right-Wing Nuttery Goes Worldwide

All around the world and spurred by the second anniversary of the occupation of Iraq by the United States and it's allies, resistance to the right-wing conservative ideologue is growing. Historically, conservatism always fails because of it's destruction of democracy, reason, conscience, and language. That is why a conservative intellect does not exist; conservatives are anti-intellectual. Imagine, going through life brain-dead.

In Kyrgyzstan:

Kyrgyzstan, it appears, has decided not to follow the script after all. The Central Asian republic performed the first few acts perfectly: Bogus elections manipulated by a president intent on keeping his party in power (in this case President Askar Akayev); the opposition takes to the streets to protest the results after having chosen a color to represent their movement (in this case yellow and pink); the government begins making concessions; the opposition party gains clout and eventually emerges victorious. That's how it was in Georgia's Rose Revolution. The same thing happened in Ukraine's Orange Revolution. Even Lebanon's Cedar Revolution seems to be slowly moving, albeit slow as molasses, in the same direction. More>>>>

In Russia, Liberals have the right idea....they put the computers away and took to the streets! Putin, it seems, has adopted republican values from America; lies and hypocrisy.

Liberals and left-wing radicals are joining forces in Russia to protest the controversial policies of President Vladimir Putin. They want greater democracy in the former communist land and to end the Kremlin's "lies and hypocrisy." But they could face a challenge from a Putin-aligned youth group packed with soccer hooligans. More>>>

In Venezuela, President Chavez has continually snubbed his nose at the Bush crime family and has recently purchased 100,000 AK-47's. In a current press release, awareness by the Venezuelans about the intentions of the Bush crime family are all to evident.

“The Lord of War, Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense of the United States made statements following the same line of repeating the usual impertinences about Venezuela,” said Rangel who also denounced the existence of a campaign seeking "to create enemies for Venezuela, among our friends." More>>>

Other areas of the world affected are Colombia, Australia, England, Guatemala and Brazil. The conservative lies and hypocrisy wear thin with critical thinking people and, as can be seen, leads to revolution everywhere......and everytime. Resistance to conservatism is thousands of years old and it's followers should take heed.

Revolution is indeed on it's way.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

How Germans Fell for the 'Feel-Good' Fuehrer

From Der Spiegel is this interesting look at how the people of Germany were hood-winked by Hitler. I removed some names and added current criminals names and it come together quite nicely.

A well-respected German historian has a radical new theory to explain a nagging question: Why did average Germans so heartily support the Nazis and Third Reich? Hitler, says Goetz Aly, was a "feel good dictator," a leader who not only made Germans feel important, but also made sure they were well cared-for by the state.

To do so, he gave them huge tax breaks and introduced social benefits that even today anchor the society. He also ensured that even in the last days of the war not a single German went hungry. Despite near-constant warfare, never once during his 12 years in power did Hitler raise taxes for working class people. He also -- in great contrast to World War I -- particularly pampered soldiers and their families, offering them more than double the salaries and benefits that American and British families received. As such, most Germans saw Nazism as a "warm-hearted" protector, says Aly, author of the new book "Hitler's People's State: Robbery, Racial War and National Socialism" and currently a guest lecturer at the University of Frankfurt. They were only too happy to overlook the Third Reich's unsavory, murderous side.

Read the post here.>>>

New News Links

On the right hand side of the blog page some credible news sources have been listed. I have been reading them for several months and find them accurate in their reporting about current world affairs. Of course, most of us know that the American mainstream media is bought by the powers that be and I have those sites listed under their appropriate category: Right-wing Propaganda.

I will continue to add to the Real News category so we all have more credible sources to research from.

Q: What is wrong with conservatism?
A: Conservatism is incompatible with democracy, prosperity, and civilization in general. It is a destructive system of inequality and prejudice that is founded on deception and has no place in the modern world.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

John Pilger: 'They are afraid of you'

An excellent speech by John Pilger of Australia. Powerful and dead on.

"They are afraid of the old for their memory, They are afraid of the young for their innocence They afraid of the graves of their victims in faraway places They are afraid of history. They are afraid of freedom. They are afraid of truth. They are afraid of democracy. So why the hell are we afraid of them? ... For they are afraid of us."

What all of you should remember on this second anniversary of the brutal assault on Iraq is that you are not alone: that you are part of a great worldwide movement that refuses to accept the dangers and moral indecencies of Bush and Blair and Howard. Yesterday, all over the world, people like you expressed their defiance and anger at the unprovoked attack on Iraq, a defenseless country, and the killing of more than 100,000 people and the theft of their resources and the poisoning of their land: all of it justified by demonstrable lies.

Read it here.>>>

Pushing the Backlash and Exposing Hypocrisy

Some reports say there could be a backlash on the chimp because of his hypocritical grandstanding on the Schiavo issue. We, as liberal bloggers, need to make damn sure that a backlash occurs.

In the clear political maneuvering of the Schiavo issue, House republicans used a woman as a pawn to push their psuedo-morality smokescreen but, with little effect. Even the wackos on the christian right saw through the smoke and overwhelmingly agreed that the government should not interject itself into the personal affair. The religious people got a first-hand look into what the true republican party is about; intrusion into personal affairs, the use of disabled people as props for their commercialization and blatant waste of taxpayer revenue to push clearly illegitimate policy.

Another important point of the Schiavo charade, to House republicans, was the diversion away from the House majority leader, Tom Delay. Delay pushed the Schiavo issue with the help of the chimp and his gang of cowards in an attempt to strengthen his image in the face of major criminal investigations into campaign finance law violations.

Another blatant and immoral act was that of Senate majority leader Bill Frist. Frist, another despicable republican, tried to interject his medical opinion about Terri Schiavo after watching a short video of her. Not only is that a sign of a quack, Frist's actions in the government are deserving of skepticism due to his use of conjecture and, Frist should be the poster boy of why medical malpractice tort reform should not be changed. Frist's medical opinion would be akin to a proctologist advising a neurologist about brain surgery.

The hypocrisy is the main issue that we, as bloggers, must expose to the public. The hypocrisy, although just another example of the right-wing agenda, is the Texas Futile Care Law, which was signed into law by none other that the chimp himself in 1999. This law, in keeping to promises made to corporations, has a provision for ending life support if the patient can no longer meet financial obligations as, a determining criteria.

For whatever it is worth, Americans are beginning to see through the charade of the criminal enterprise occupying the American government. Send the message forth that no longer will we, as Americans, sit idly by and watch the actions of cowards.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Anti-Family and Anti-Worker Republicans....

The pigs like to spout family values and pro-family garbage. Here is a little bit about how they lie and try to cover it up.

GOP governors cut state workers' rights


Republican governors in a few spots across the country are angering state employees by removing one of organized labor's strongest tools - the right to collective bargaining.

Governors in three states who've taken the step say it's about making government more efficient or being fair to non-union workers. Critics say it's political payback for labor's traditional support of Democrats and part of a wider shift to undermine workers in favor of big business.

The rest of the story.>>>

When The War Music Stops


A day will come when this crazed war music will stop, and the American people will hear the judgment that the Germans heard at Nuremberg— that, in Justice Robert Jackson’s words, they had supported a regime which had committed “acts which have been regarded as criminal since the time of Cain.”
[Posted By ShiftShapers]

It is sad so many right-wingers are dumbed down by stupid rhetoric from stupid people who claim the oxymoronic title of conservative intellectual.

I think, wryly, that the Germans, too, were thus driven mad by Hitler’s propaganda lies. At Nuremberg, not the least of the Nazi crimes under indictment were the crimes perpetrated against the German people’s conscience by driving them insane with lies—crimes that in the view of the American prosecutors were perhaps the most serious of all. Hans Fritzsche, a senior official in Goebbels’ Ministry of Propaganda and Folk Enlightenment, answered thus when interrogated at Nuremberg on whether his office had manufactured hatred against the people of the USSR in order to make the Soviet Union a German colony: “Yes. I organized German propaganda in such a way as to inflame hatred of the German people . . . for the people of the USSR.”

An excellent example of the Rovian propaganda machine. This entire article is a well written piece and, illustrates clearly the mind-fucking of the idiots of the right-wing. My only hope is....they receive the same punishment that the German criminals did.

Read the article here.>>>

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Invisible Women


It’s things like this that make me tear out my hair when people wonder why women are underrepresented….” There are actually lots of women political bloggers out there, spend half an hour reading them and you will never again say women aren’t as argumentative as men! But what makes a blog visible is links, and male bloggers tend not to link to women…
[Posted By gaanjah_mama]

An article in one of the better publications I subscribe to, The Nation, addresses the issue of women in journalism and the reasons they may be underrepresented. I specifically want to address the remark above made by gaanjah_mama.

First, relative to Liberal Patriots and myself, I am the only male contributor on this blog. Sorry, gaanjah_mama, I just don't actively prowl the blogosphere looking for gender-based blogs. I look for blogs that are interesting...our links cover a variety of gender, racial, sexual, political (with the exception of right-wing), social, environmental and international bloggers. Rarely do I read the profile of a blogger before I link to them. It doesn't matter who they are, where they live, how they live, what they eat or don't eat, etc. The main criteria is that the links on this blog (and there will be more as time goes on) share in the same concerns and issues. Heck, they don't even have to agree 100% with us or us with them. The point is...we have a common goal of defending America against the right-wing republican corruption and all the derogatory issues that always come with their rule.

I can only speak for myself, gaanjah_mama, and I have this to say: I will not categorize blogs (think entropy) by any of the aforementioned criteria. It is not important to do so. What is important is to read the blogs, understand where the blogger is coming from on issues and seek alternative means of approaching issues that appeal to you.

And gaanjah_mama, because of my familiarity with the blogs we have linked and without checking profiles I know of at least 24 blogs that are owned by women or that, have women contributors. And in about 3 minutes I am adding the link to another woman's blog who, happens to be a consistent poster and has just started her own blog (she also happens to be a very intelligent 18 year-old woman).

So rest assured gaanjah_mama, Liberal Patriots only disqualifying factor is right-wing links.

Saturday, March 19, 2005

The Schiavo Battle is Diversionary for GOP Terrorists

I first need to address my stance on this issue. If Terri Schiavo is to be euthanized then, do not starve her to death for chrissakes. Utilize an injection to make it as quick as possible in case, she does feel pain. That being said other issues about war, finance and further degradation of America are taking place at the hands of America's terrorist regime out of sight of the American people.

The Schiavo debacle is a sad issue but, we must maintain our vigilance and awareness with respect to the criminal regime. First, an undeclared arms race is at hand and a recent Pentagon document outlines the neo-con terrorist's plan of action. Americans must inform our friends around the world of the impending terrorist activities by America's regime and gain their help, support and resistance to these impending atrocities. For example, Japan was recently asked to lift the ban on American beef that was put in place because of the mad cow disease. We need the Japanese to continue their boycott as it helps contribute further to the economic disaster that the regime has elicited on America. This may sound extreme but, we must contribute to the regime's demise or, in other words I will use a quote from the film, Full Metal Jacket, "It's a huge shit sandwich and we are all gonna have to take a bite."

Now, we all must not forget another important issue. The issue of corruption and Tom Delay. Delay's probable illegal campaign contributions and corporate unaccountibility must not ever rest. It is crucial that the corruption of corporate-backed criminals continually be exposed as well as, the republican party's assistance in covering it up. Rest assured that Delay will not give up the Schiavo keeps the eye off him.

There were massive protests all around the world to day against America's terror regime. America's mainstream media claims only a few thousand protestors were in the streets of America. Britain, Europe and South America all had massive protests also.

More attacks on US soldiers took place today. This is something the mainstream media could care less about reporting on. This relates to the hypocrisy of America's criminal regime...soldiers are far less important than a woman in a vegetative state to these despicable people, not that Terri Schiavo is unimportant.

It is of utmost importance that we keep our eyes on the ball, so-to-speak, so that the criminals of the right-wing, the world's terrorists always feel the piercing gazes of real Americans and their friends around the world.

It's not about Terry Schiavo and never was or will be...

I am not going to get into my personal feelings or an ethics discussion about right to die. What I want to say here is simply this. The Terry Schiavo case that is before our legislators today is a downright DANGEROUS precedent.

They are using an overly emotional issue to subvert the simple fact that our legislative branch is trying to take away power from our judiciary. The Schiavo case has been adjudicated in our court system for over twelve years. The rulings are always the same. The woman's husband has the right to remove her feeding tube. The US Supreme Court has twice refused to intervene in this case. Where the bloody hell do our legislators get off thinking that their grandstanding, political posturing is in anyway keeping with the system of checks and balances we are supposed to have guaranteed by our constitution.

Terry Schiavo has ceased to become a human being, setting aside every hypocritcal statement made by Tom Delay.... she has become the rope in a political struggle of power. The power to remove the judiciary from the equation.

So the joint session passes their legislation, Bush signs the law. They will reinsert the feeding tube. Monday morning the Federal Bench, who is embroiled in a battle of wills with the Legislative Branch will rule the law unconstitutional and the tube will be removed again, and so on and so forth until what? Until this poor woman's esophagus rips or swells shut and she can't breath or eat and will die in the most inhumane and cruel way I can possible imagine, by choking on her own blood and bile.

This has to stop.

Be disturbed, be very disturbed.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Bless America for She is Ill

The media in America has duped about 51% of American's into believing America is the world's leader. The manipulation of media in America by an appointed regime only furthers the ignorance of many Americans. On the other hand, when media is viewed from other areas of the world, a more honest interpretation of world events unfolds.

Among other actions around the world, specifically America, is the regime's attempts to cease the free will of bloggers. With the resources available it is affordable and relevant to investigate actions or histories of people and their actions. This brings to light the many facets of the bush regime and the fraud and fallacies it portrays. These actions by the anti-American right is another symptom of the illness that plagues America.

America's leadership record, since 2001, has seen an abysmal failure and continues to fail people and countries around the globe. In order for America to lead she needs a leader. We don't have one instead, we have a war-monger, criminal and liar who is hellbent on furthering corporatism and stuffing the coffers of campaign donors.

Corrupt officials of the right-wing regime relish in the thought of environmental degradation, anti-constitutional and un-American values, based on lies and propaganda. Who, with a sane and rational mind, would want the likes of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Bolton, Chertoff, Hastert, Frist or any of the other anti-American terrorists as leaders of the world? Definitely not the world or those of sound mind. Not only should these people not rule, or be representative of America, they should be occupying space in the Spandau prison awaiting a long walk off the short pier....The world would be a better place for it.

America, in order to lead, must set an example of a superb human rights record. Currently, America's human rights record is in a tailspin. Torture, prison abuse, discrimination, social injustice, corruption and democide abound as a result of the squatters in the Whitehouse.

America's regime feels it's weakness. It can only lead by fear, deceit and hypocritical propaganda. Other countries have rebutted the propaganda and are speaking out against it. America's occupiers lack knowledge of other culture, creating crisis after crisis.

America doesn't deserve to lead and doesn't need to lead. America needs to fix itself, to end the occupation of Iraq and answer the questions that the 5,500 AWOL soldiers have to ask. Answer why soldiers are digging and filling mass graves as pointed out by Sgt. Kevin Benderman. As a soldier of 10 years, Sgt. Benderman outlines the atrocities being committed by America everyday in Iraq and has chosen to claim conscientious objector status instead of returning to carry out the crimes of America's criminal regime. The AWOL rate in the American military is growing and the reasons why are becoming more apparent as soldiers speak out about the actions of the military elite.

Experience in life is something no one should disregard. When a holocaust survivor leaves America for his homeland of Germany and explains why he is doing so, people need to pay attention. His experience in life, under Adolph Hitler, brings about the truth and links to a modern day Hitler. Or a Russian immigrant who worries about the failing policies of America he can relate to the fall of Russia in the 1980's.

America is being attacked from within by a domestic right-wing enemy... admit to it, plan against it and rally to defeat it, in the name of America before, the outrage towards this occupation of America by her domestic enemy consumes her. Until she heals, America cannot lead.

America, however, will overcome her illness and regain her strength but, only after the hideous criminals occupying her government are gone. The actions of the regime have set in motion the demise of the republican party.

Awareness by Americans will be America's cure. Already, scores of unlikely advocates of regime change from left and right are consolidating sources to stop the government terrorism. As the regime continues to become more transparent it will no longer be able to control the media distortion and awareness will become more prevalent thus, squelching the insidious nature of this regime.

America will moderate, conservatism will die as it always does and liberalism will guide America like it has since her inception and we will be a great nation once again.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

VENEZUELA: Bush's next oil war?

We knew Venezuela was in the sights of the Bush Terrorist Regime and it looks as if they know it. Hang on Venezueleans, maybe the world's terrorist, little Bushitler will be raptured soon. We are hoping.

VENEZUELA: Bush's next oil war?

Stuart Munckton

A statement released on March 8 and signed by almost 400 Venezuelan journalists accused the US government and media of a campaign to prepare the ground for a US military attack on oil-rich Venezuela.

According to translation of the statement posted at the Venezuela Analysis website, it begins by declaring: “As it was done in the past to Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Chile, Grenada, and Haiti, the government of the United States today targets the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela with all its media and propaganda power. In those brother nations, such campaigns served as the preamble for an armed invasion by the main global military power.”

Read the Story here.>>>

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Even the Foreign Guy Gets it.

I read this entry on my favorite message board about a Russian immigrant and how he sees the impending doom in America. The story is posted on a great blog called, Life in Bush's America. Stop by and see what else Marq has posted there.

Even the Foreign Guy Gets it.

A co worker of mine just left my office. He is the kind of guy that often will tell you stories of things past. Sometimes at very inopportune times, but stories none the less. He is also from Russia. Speaks with a heavy Russian accent, and is named Yuri.

So, he is in my office, and he says to me, “You know Marq, I am scared at what is the goings on right now”. So I probe.

He tells me that back home, before the fall of communism, everything seemed fine, and then one day, there was something in the air just not right, and soon it was all over.

Now, from our perspective, that was good, but not from his. He continued. 2 Days later he lost his job, the banks told him that his money was gone, and the services were gone. I have learned from him in the past conversations with him, that we were feed a lot of BS about Russia as a whole, as they were about us. He has told me that regardless of what we were taught, the average Russian was doing fine, not great, but fine.

He said a few days before the fall, his mother was cooking bread, she was wrapping it up tight, and putting it away. She told him, that her mother (His Grandmother) almost starved to death during WWII, and she was not going to let that happen to her family. After the fall, they ate bread for 2 months…

So back to my point, he said to me, “I smell in the air here what I smelt there, and I am scared. Bush is leading us to a fall”, I am stunned… then he says this to me, “I called my mom on Sunday, and asked her what she was doing, she lives in Florida, she told me she was making bread…”

Damn it was chilling…

He is a very smart man, he also is a VERY proud American, and he more than anyone I know, knows the feeling of a nation collapsing around you…

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Click a mouse - slaughter an animal. Live animal snuff on the internet.

Ok I'm am not anti-hunting, anti-gun or a Peta crazed Liberal but I am sickened and disturbed by this story.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas : Hunting wild animals is nothing new in Texas. But a new company called has added a modern, controversial twist to the primal desire to kill: Internet hunting.

Now anyone with a computer and a modem can log on and fire real weapons. Howard Giles did it a few weeks ago, becoming the first known Internet hunter to bag a wild hog by remote control.

Giles was sitting behind his computer in San Antonio. The pig was munching on corn about 50 miles away in the Texas Hill country.

"He was a beast," said Giles. "I felt like I was there."

Though Texans wear their love of guns and hunting proudly, the idea of Internet hunting has generated plenty of criticism. A Republican representative in the Texas Legislature, Todd Smith, himself an occasional hunter, has offered a bill to ban the practice.

"I don't think we should be able to kill God's creatures with the click of a mouse," Smith said. "I think hunters are offended by the concept, much less non-hunters."

Wildlife authorities have already taken steps to ban the killing of any native species by remote control, but they cannot ban the Internet slaughter of imported exotic game, including the kind of feral hog that Giles killed.

Several other states are already moving to head off Internet hunting in the event that Internet entrepreneurs try to introduce their own remote control slaughters.

And the Humane Society of the United States is calling on Congress to make it illegal across the country.

"What started as a depraved idea has apparently become a sickening reality," said Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society.

"This is a snuff film scenario in which animals will be senselessly killed for the voyeuristic pleasure of someone sitting at a keyboard. It is pay-per-view slaughter. This remotely delivered cruelty should be shut down and outlawed immediately."

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Land of the Murka

A piece of literary excellence!! Wingers, take notes, this may be a little too far over your heads.

Land of ‘Murka’

An Inside Look at George W. Bush’s “Murka”

By Manuel Valenzuela

Decline and Decrepitude

03/07/05 "Information Clearing House" - - From the highest mountains to the lowest valleys a great energy has gone missing from the land once known as America, its pulsating and vibrant warmth no longer felt as the enveloping mist of the last four years spreads far and wide, from sea to shining sea, penetrating every porous cavity of escape. An energy of positive realms and humanist inclinations has been imprisoned, wasting away in the dungeons of human malice, replaced with the negative manifestation of an alternate universe devoid of light, spawned by miscreants hijacking the idea and principles of what the land once known as America was.

Read Part I here.>>>

Read Part II here.>>>

Why Won't Bush Intervene in Sudan?

Why is it the Bush Regime insists on creating crises all around the world but, won't intervene in Sudan on a human rights level? One can suspect it is another part of the racist right-wing agenda. The Bush puppet, Condi Rice, claims it is a high priority....then why the hell isn't something being done? Maybe they don't have enough oil.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A relief alliance urged President Bush to appoint a special envoy to Sudan to lead U.S. efforts to help resolve issues leading to violence in the Darfur region.

"The individual selected could be charged with leadership of American government efforts to promote resolution of the underlying problems responsible for the continuing conflict in Darfur," InterAction said in a letter to Bush dated Thursday

Read the report here.>>>

Saturday, March 12, 2005

The Last Straw: Boycott the U.S.

Many people in America agree, boycott American goods and services, we need the world's help in destroying the fascist regime and the criminal enterprise that occupies our country.
I wish to thank Canada for making my online purchasing easier and my own boycott of American products and services more successful.
Buy Blue or buy Canadian.

The Last Straw: Boycott the U.S.
by Murray MacAdam

“Guatemala? Why would you want to go there?”

The U.S. customs official’s voice dripped with contempt as he grilled my daughter at Toronto airport. Only minutes before, we had bade her a heartfelt farewell as she headed to Guatemala to study Spanish and do volunteer work, full of excitement.

The official scowled when Rosie told him she planned to spend four months in Guatemala. He told her to empty her carry-on bag, and examined every item carefully. A female officer frisked her from head to toe. This is how the United States welcomes an 18-year-old woman who wants to experience a developing nation.

Read the article here.>>>

Friday, March 11, 2005

The Attack on Syria Continues

We have had would-be Messiahs in the White House since time immemorial. Not one of them had the faintest idea what he was getting into when deciding how to rearrange the rest of the world. And not one of them ever had to pay for his bungling. It was always thousands and thousands of Americans and foreigners who paid with their lives for the President's mistakes.

What a blessing it would be to see George W. Bush smeared all over an Iraqi street. At least one soldier would come home.....without the body bag. A deserving penalty for this illegal war.

Read the article here.>>>

The Syrian Hoax

"Once again the Bush propaganda machine has swung into action, inciting America to believe there’s a terrible threat to the world’s future – a threat that must be destroyed, by force if necessary.

And that threat is Syria.

Syria has 13,000 soldiers in Lebanon – impeding the burning desire of the Lebanese people to be free. "Freedom is on the march," thanks to all those people the U.S. military killed in Iraq, and we must act now to be sure that nothing stops the great march."

Syria is required so that, the Israelis have a clear road to Iran.

"According to the propaganda machine, the Syrian troops in Lebanon are a threat to democracy, and so the White House is demanding that Syria withdraw its troops immediately.

Meanwhile, the pro-Syrian government in Lebanon has left office, and the Lebanese people are cheering in the streets – demonstrating that they want nothing to do with Syria.

And there’s more: it’s common knowledge that the Syrians were behind the assassination of Rafiq Hariri, the ex-Prime Minister of Lebanon.

The assassination, in my opinion, is the work of the Bush regime just as, the World Trade Center attacks were.

Read the entire article.>>>

Why News from Iraq is Phony

Skepticism is a mild word for the feelings one gets when reading news from Iraq in the American mainstream media. Now, we know why.

"Of course, really the primary reason is they're just not doing journalism. They're taking the information provided by the Pentagon, and by the Bush Administration, and they're not questioning it. They're citing these sources, and considering them irrefutable official sources just because they're in the government, when the reality is a journalist's job is to hold the government to account. They're just simply not doing their job."

Read about Dahr Jamail, an unembedded reporter who gets to the real news.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Butt Prints in the Sand

Ponder is dead on:

"Like all thuggish bullies, George Bush, who is ever more deluded by both his senses and his judgment, is getting so full of himself he's itching for a new fight. Like he told a cheering crowd at the National Defense University this week, "We will fight the enemy, we will lift the shadows of fear and lead free nations to victory. No matter how long it takes." So, Bush is back on the hunt, and he says ironically that he will topple "tyrants who don't respect the rules of warfare..."

Read Butt Prints in the Sand here.>>>

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

A Holocaust Survivor Leaves America - "He's seen this before"

**note this story related to my by CinDan at Randi Rhodes Message Board.

One of our neighbors is moving. I've been in this neighborhood for about six years now, but didn't really know them very well at all - just waves and nods, mostly.

So I heard the moving van pull up this morning. When I got home this evening I happened to spy my neighbor (he's like 85 years old - I don't know exactly, but he's old, talks and moves very slowly) standing on the sidewalk next to the van. I walked over and shook his hand, and we started talking. I asked him where he was moving, and he said, "Back to Germany."

I had been stationed in Germany for two years while in the military, so I lit up, and commented about how beautiful the country was, and inquired if he was going back because he missed it.

"No," he answered me. "I'm going back because I've seen this before." He then commenced to explain that when he was a kid, he watched with his family in fear as Hitler's government committed atrocity after atrocity, and no one was willing to say anything. He said the news refused to question the government, and the ones who did were not in the newspaper business much longer. He said good neighbors, people he had known all his life, turned against his family and other Jews, grabbing on to the hate and superiority "as if they were starved for it" (his words).

He said he was too old to see it happen right in front of his eyes again, and too old to do anything about it, so he was taking his family back to Europe on Thursday where they would be safe from George W. Bush and his neocons. He seemed resolute, but troubled, nonetheless, as if being too young on one end and too old on the other to fight what he saw happening was wearing on him.

I gotta tell you - it was chilling. I let him talk, and the whole time, my gut was churning, like I had mutated butterflies in my stomach. When he was finished, he shook my hand, gripping it really hard, until his knuckles turned white and he was shaking. He looked me in the eyes, hard, and said, "I will pray for your family and your country." He let go of my hand and hobbled away.

I have related this event to you in the hopes it will serve as a cautionary anecdote about the state of our Union, and to illustrate the path we Americans are being led down by a group of fanatics bent on global economic and military dominion. When a man who survived the fruits of fascism decides its time to leave THIS country because he's seeing the same patterns that led to the Holocaust and other Nazi horrors beginning to form here, it is time for us to recognize the underlying evil inherent in the actions of those who claim they work for all Americans, and for all mankind. And it is incumbent upon all Americans, Red and Blue, Republican and Democrat, to stop them.

Going Nowhere: The DLC Sputters to a Halt

Good News for all us who are considered grassroots. The DLC is feeling our strength and they are and may fizzle away!! They need to be with the repig party, anyway.

Going Nowhere
The DLC Sputters to a Halt
by Ari Berman

I n May 2003 the centrist Democratic Leadership Council published its yearly list of "100 New Democrats to Watch." The DLC frequently puts out these lists as a way to publicly solidify its identification with the New Democratic movement within the Democratic Party. The 2003 list, however, contained a number of questionable additions, including then-Illinois State Senator Barack Obama. As a state senator, Obama had continually passed progressive legislation--a record that he vowed to add to when he began his run for the US Senate on a platform of clear opposition to the Patriot Act, the Iraq War and NAFTA, all positions anathema to the DLC. The puzzling addition caused The Black Commentator magazine to wonder, a month after the DLC list came out, whether Obama had been "corrupted" by the centrist group. Obama's reply to the Commentator was indicative of how the DLC plays the "New Democrat" card.


Tuesday, March 08, 2005

American Hitler

American Hitler
Mar 8, 2005, 07:18

A cancer infects this country, spreading like wildfire, devouring the flesh of our society and threatening to turn what was once the greatest nation on Earth into a rotting corpse of political corruption, greed and abuse of power.

This cancer has a name: George W. Bush.

A powerful and well written article. Read it here.>>>>>

Chimp's Global War on Women's Rights

Conservatism is the antithesis of Democracy and through deceit, hammers away at the foundation and goals of Democracy. One more example of the rationalization of irrationality.

It Will Take All Our Energy To Stand Still
Bush's America is Waging a Global Battle Against Women's Rights
by Mary-Ann Stephenson

For all George Bush's courting of Europe, when it comes to women's reproductive rights he is closer to Iran and Syria than the EU. In 1995, representatives from 189 countries met in Beijing and agreed a major program on women's equality and human rights - the Beijing platform for action. This statement was ambitious, and the UN commission on the status of women is currently meeting in New York to review its progress over the past decade.

The meeting was to publish a statement reaffirming international support for the platform for action. But the US has refused to support it unless it is amended to say that the platform does not create any new human rights or the right to abortion. More>>>

Chimpboy claims Democracy.

I wish the little moron would quit touting the spread of Democracy that he claims is going on across the Middle East. First, he doesn't know what democracy is and, second, we don't want people there thinking that democracy is the killing of civilians, deceit and lies. Real Americans don't buy his garbage and will continue to inform those at risk of the truth.

Just some more on the chimp and his failing worldview.

Beware of Oxymorons

The wingers get hung up on talking points that are mainly oxymorons. One of the points of conservatism's failure is the destruction of reason, in other words, the rationalization of irrationality.

Some of my favorite oxymorons are:
1) intellectual conservative
2) progressive conservative
3) conservative truth
4) conservative future
5) liberal conservative
6) conservative philosopher
7) conservative order
8) compassionate conservative
9) conservative union
10)conservative democracy.

Post yours if you like. These are my top 10 and with a knowledge of the history of conservatism I am sure there are thousands more.

What Speaks Louder than Experience?

I learned most of what I know from old school tradesmen. I liked to listen to how difficult tasks that we take for granted today were much more complicated 50-60 years ago.

I was reading this blog, Justice for None, today and read this story about a German family moving back to Germany. Why?? Because the old timer has seen this happen before.

Nothing, in my opinion, speaks louder than the voice of experience.

Monday, March 07, 2005

High School Hero of the Week -Josh Madewell

10 thumbs way up for this kid. Future progressive voter to be sure!

Condom Toss Gets Student Tossed Out Of School
John Madewell
A prank pulled by a Red Bank High senior has resulted in a ten day suspension from school.
Josh Eustice says he was trying to educate his classmates about having safe sex.
But his actions angered school officials.
The senior was modeling tuxedos for Red Bank's upcoming prom.
As he walked off stage at the packed gym assembly last Friday, he tossed out condoms to his classmates.
He was in trouble before he got off the stage.

Eustice treads lightly at home and in school this afternoon.
His dad gave him a long list of house cleaning chores after the Red Bank senior tossed about 30 condoms to his classmates last Friday.
And his assistant principal suspended him for ten days.
That makes Josh bristle.
Eustice said, "I don't agree with the ten days at all. I mean I didn't throw out anything illegal that was hazardous like cigarettes or anything. People have done much worse things and got suspended for much less days."

The senior says the prom fair in a packed gym seemed the appropriate stage.
He adds he threw out the single condoms to protect his classmates after Red Bank's prom.
"I did it more or less for a reminder so people would think about stuff like that. STD's and pregnancies and stuff like that it happens all the time."

Josh admits he didn't mind the attention, but the school wishes it would go away.
Principal Wade Kelly said this was an internal discipline issue, stood behind the harsh punishment and says he's frustated to be second guessed.

Kelly says he stands behinds the harsh punishment.
Students reacted to it. One freshman said the punishment was more than it needed to be. Eustice's friend and fellow senior Andrew Williard said, "I don't think he should've got suspended because he was just trying to promote safe sex and it's going to happen either way."

When asked if he regretted his action, Eustice said, "No I don't, not one bit."

Eustice's father told NewsChannel 9 the prank was stupid, but the punishment too severe.
He wants a reduction in the suspension time.
The senior can take his finals, but believes the extended absence will plummet his grades.
The assistant principal who suspended Eustice says he used his own discretion because the policy manual doesn't cover this type of offense.

Blessed are the Idiots - Another egregious crime hidden by incompetence

"It can't be just said that it was just an accident.
We can't accept this, it is not possible." - Giuliana Sgrena.

400 rounds of American ammo pumped into her car as she neared the airport in Baghdad...there were no check points, there was no "speeding car". Sgrena and her Italian guards seem to have been the targets of an assassination attempt. But as usual, it's being clouded under the smokescreen of utter incompetence - something we've come to expect from the Bush crime family. Create a dastardly situation, perpetrate a crime and cry stupidity and blame it on the kids in Iraq.

What did Giulana Sgrena know, and will she still print it? I hope this is a wake up call to our allies. You aren't really allies if you dare to cross the Bush regime. It's open season on honest journalists. I hope the Italians are outraged. I hope the Italian president doesn't let this go and I hope Sgrena publishes her story about the US using Napalm on women and children in Iraq.

The official line says that Sgrena's car ran a checkpoint at high speed. But "it wasn't a checkpoint," says Sgrena, and they weren't shot by sentries. It was "a patrol that started shooting after pointing some lights in our direction...we didn't understand where the shots came from.'' The car was only 700 metres from the airport, "which means that they had passed all checkpoints," adds Scolari.

Another US gaff? Or a hit. This story is just heating up.

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Thursday, March 03, 2005

If I turned 17 today.

My son's 17th birthday is today. He's thinking about girls he likes, the money he got for his birthday, prom and his x-box. I'm his crazy liberal, progressive, peace loving mother, and I am thinking about his life.

How very short it might be. All the things he might never get do.

He told me today he's joining the Marines.

You see, someone came to his school and told him he can get the money his father and I can't give him for college, for an education, for his future. They never told him he could die. It's like Nintendo they said .. (only you die.. that's what they didn't say) . How do you tell a teenager that we are at war and it is not a video game? There are no cheat codes and no extra lives. Did you listen to your mom when you turned 17?

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Jim Gibbons: Another Idiot Winger

Yes..Congressscum Jim Gibbons of Nevada proves that conservative values and morals do not exist. We think these idiots on the right say some stupid stuff once in awhile but, they say it because it is actually the way they are. Dumb!! Just plain old stupid. There is no other explanation for it. Years of inbreeding by righties has lead to some terrible mutagenesis. Oh well, better them than us.

Let's take a look at this scumbag and see what he is about. We'll do a complete history on him. Note: This history will be updated by the other authors here so keep yourself informed. I'll give my diagnosis at the end.

James A.(hey, it's not made up and I don't know if it means asshole) Gibbons
Born: 12/16/1944
Age: 60
Address: 2535 Kinney Ln, Reno NV 89511-6546
Religion: Mormon (I can see Gibby's nose in an Oral's Hatch)
Married: Theresa Dawn (Snelling) Gibbons (She is a Reno Assemblywoman)
Born: 3/9/1954
Age: 51
Same address as Jimbo.
Kids: Christopher, Jennifer, and Jimmy - and one grandson, Grant Gibbons.

Gibby served in the Air Force, one of the few republicans who could muster enough energy to sign their name to the form. (I wonder if he served with little george....He does have a nose that looks used and abused). He claims distinguished service but, it is unverified.

So...What did this fool say and do? How did he get elected and what did he promise? Luckily, this idiot is a major fuck up and says a lot of stupid shit. Let's take a look.

The Gibbster proclaims himself to be a tax crusader. He is in a way. He crusades for the tax cuts for the rich and resulting cuts in domestic programs. But, he campaigned on the idea that he was for tax relief for individuals and limiting government's ability to tax us. Well he lied. Looking at his votes for tax relief the only entity that benefited were the rich (go figure) and corporations. He voted against safeguards from corporate corruption, He voted for tax breaks for energy companies to rape wilderness areas and he voted against tax breaks for our soldiers. It is easy to see the trail of hypocrisy by Gibbons in the area of his promised tax cuts.

What else did the Gibbster promise?? He did present the bill to develop Homeland Security... The Federal Department that is used as a front for putting the burden of America's so-called war on terror onto the States. This way, the states have to raise taxes to fund the DHS and the republicans don't have to raise taxes in Washington!! Nice try Gibby but, we figured that one out long before you got your bill passed.

What about education? Gibby has a pee-poor record on this and votes against education initiatives 90% of the time. Yet he campaigns on putting education first. Yeah....right.

Let's look at one more. Healthcare. Gibby claims to want to make drugs affordable, healthcare cheaper...the typical crap of the right-wing. But, when it comes down to doing it...they don't. They vote against it because, the better bills are written by Democrats. They can't handle our superior intellect. They can't handle the truth. You can see Gibby's poor record here.

Now, the best part. Gibbster has a problem with sticking his foot in his mouth. Or maybe it's his fist in his ass; either way the outcome is the same.
The Gibby, at a recent terrorist gathering, said about liberals and Democrats:

"If they want to be human shields, I say let them serve the men and women of honest integrity that epitomize courage and embody the spirit of freedom by wearing the proud uniform of the United States military," Gibbons said.

"What greater love has man than he lays down his life for his friend - or in this case, his country," Gibbons said in conclusion."

As one can see, Gibby has a mental block or, maybe, a momentary bout with Alzheimer's or, could it be drug induced?? More on that later.. He has forgotten who his leaders are...his leaders who are the most cowardly and despicable bunch of punks to ever occupy Washington. None of his leaders served. They chickened out, reneged on their very obligation as an American citizen. Gibby's heroes are the cowards of yesterday and the chickenhawks of today. No substance, no morals, no values and no spine.

New info on the Gibbon's speech: appears it was stolen!! check it out here!!

So why is Gibby so irrational? Is it dementia? Effects of prior drug abuse?? Or the effects of current drug abuse?? Let's hypothesize.
Gibby won't admit to prior drug abuse so, is his dementia drug and alcohol related? We know Georgie Bush's is probably related. Hell, Georgie has a hard time forming a sentence without the aid of radio receivers in his ears. But what about the Gibbster?

Gibby has a wife that is 10 years younger than him, he has yet to present legislation to ban sex toys from Nevada as the republicans did in Alabama.
Gibby's problem might be drug related. I say it probably is. He is in the downhill slide stage of his life. He has never created a significant wave and his irrational behavior and comments only make him viewed more like the clown that he is. But, when certain chemicals are ingested, injected or otherwise absorbed in the body, strange things happen.

For example, sildenafil citrate can cause nasal congestion, headaches, blurred vision, diarrhea, dizziness and rashes. Now if Gibby were to be on a substance such as this it could explain his irrational behavior. Afterall, what could be worse than a plugged up nose and a throbbing headache while running to the john with blurred vision, a rash on your ass all, because you are too dizzy to wipe your ass after a bout with diarrhea?? I would be one irrational asshole myself.

Check out this site for more info on the Gibbster.

Here is a little info on Dawn Gibbons and The Education First Initiative, Inc.

Corporation Information
Status: Active File Date: 7/8/2004
Type: NRS82 - Domestic Non-Profit Corporation Corp Number: C17930-2004
Qualifying State: NV List of Officers Due: 7/31/2005
Managed By: Expiration Date:
Foreign Name: On Admin Hold: False

Resident Agent Information
State: NV Zip: 89501
Phone: Fax:
Email: Mailing Address 1:
Mailing Address 2: Mailing City:
Mailing State: Mailing Zip:
View all corporations under this resident agent

Financial Information
No Par Share Count: 0 Capital Amount: $ 0
No stock records found for this company

Officers Include Inactive Officers
President - DAWN GIBBONS
Address 1: 2535 KINNEY LN Address 2:
City: RENO State: NV
Zip: 89509 Country:
Status: Active Email:
Address 1: 6005 PLUMAS ST #301 Address 2:
City: RENO State: NV
Zip: 89509 Country:
Status: Active Email:
Treasurer - SCOTT CRAIGE
Address 1: 6005 PLUMAS ST #301 Address 2:
City: RENO State: NV
Zip: 89509 Country:
Status: Active

And this may or may not be the same Dawn Gibbons

Corporation Information
Status: Active File Date: 8/25/2003
Type: NRS78 - Domestic Corporation Corp Number: C20693-2003
Qualifying State: NV List of Officers Due: 8/31/2005
Managed By: Expiration Date:
Foreign Name: On Admin Hold: False

Resident Agent Information
Address 2: FLOOR City: RENO
State: NV Zip: 89501
Phone: Fax:
Email: Mailing Address 1:
Mailing Address 2: Mailing City:
Mailing State: Mailing Zip:
View all corporations under this resident agent

Financial Information
No Par Share Count: 25,000.00 Capital Amount: $ 0
No stock records found for this company

Officers Include Inactive Officers
Address 1: 8101 SILVER STRICK CT Address 2:
City: RENO State: NV
Zip: 89523 Country:
Status: Active Email:
Secretary - DAWN GIBBONS
Address 1: 8101 SILVER STRICK CT Address 2:
City: RENO State: NV
Zip: 89523 Country:
Status: Active Email:
Treasurer - DAWN GIBBONS
Address 1: 8101 SILVER STRICK CT Address 2:
City: RENO State: NV
Zip: 89523 Country:
Status: Active

From The Nevada Secretary of State

From the FEC
RENO, NV 11535

01/26/2004 1000.00

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

What has cost 10 troop lives, 100 citizen lives and $1 billion? Answer: A lie.

A post on our favorite message board by lh beetle, reposted here because it is important for people to know this.

As we are approaching the second anniversary of the War on Iraq, this is only the current measurable status of each lie the Bush Administration told to America to justify the War. The War will cost Americans and the World much more. And this War has and will cost in ways we cannot measure yet.

I am performing this analysis on President’s Day, a day celebrating two Presidents that are known for their honesty, Washington and Lincoln. It dismays and disappoints me to no end that our current President and his Administration seem to take great cynical pride in misleading American Citizens. It is complete opposite of these two great Presidents’ legacies.

This is the method used to calculate the cost of each lie told by the Bush Administration. In the buildup of the Iraq Invasion, principles of the Administration made 161 misleading statements. The Special Investigations Division of the U.S. House of Representatives compiled a database of statements about Iraq made by President George Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary Don Rumsfeld, Secretary Colin Powell, and National Security Advisor Condi Rice. The misleading statements can be divided into four categories. The five officials made statements that claimed that Iraq posed an urgent threat; that exaggerated Iraq’s nuclear activities; that overstated Iraq’s chemical and biological weapon capabilities; and that misrepresented Iraq’s ties to al Taeda(1).

The database is summarized in the March 16, 2004, Iraq on the Record, The Bush Administration’s Public Statements on Iraq, United States House of Representatives, Committee on Government Reform, Minority Staff, Special Investigations Division(1).

Based on information that has been exposed since the March 16, 2004, Iraq on the Record report, many if not all of these “misleading statements” were known to be basically lies when made. Only a lawyer, a politician or an apologist would think otherwise.

If these principles would have told the truth that Iraq did not pose an urgent threat; that Iraq nuclear activities were nil; that the chemical and biological weapons were thought to be mostly destroyed; and Iraq did not really have ties to al Qaeda, then we would not have invaded Iraq. There would have been no public support for the attack on Iraq(2,3,4,5,6).

Just imagine if the principles would have been honest about and promoted the work of the UN Inspectors. The Inspectors’ work proved to be successful. The Inspectors had requested more time, if given more time there would have been no war(7).

The Iraq lies are not the typical “white lies” that attempt to avoid a politician’s embarrassing personal behavior. Instead these lies have great impact. As of February 21, 2005, there has been documented or estimated:
1654 Military Fatalities (coalition forces)(8),
10740 Wounded in Action(8),
16,000-18,000 Iraqi Civilians reported killed by military intervention(9), and
$155 billion estimated currently spent on the War on Iraq by United States(10).

Therefore analyzing this information each lie cost:
10 Military lives,
67 Wounded in Action,
100 Iraqi civilians killed, and
$1 billion spent(11).

These are powerful lies.

Some of our fellow citizens seem to think it is okay to mislead people if the ends justify the means. I believe the morality of this war can be debated forever. But here is the best article I have read related to the morality (or lack thereof) of this war.

This analysis should be shared. So if you too are outraged by this information or this analysis, please forward it to everyone you know. It needs to be debated wether you agree or not.

One last question, what would have happened to you if you lied and it cost 10 lives and $1billion? Would you have been fired or jailed? Maybe both?

An Honest American

Reference Web Sites and Footnote
11. For math ease I used an estimated $161 billion for the calculation. This is the estimated amount that will be spent by the Second Anniversary of the invasion, March 19, 2005. An estimated $6 billion above normal military budget is being spent each month on the War. This is a very conservative estimate.

Flash video of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

High School Fiction Writer Arrested for Terrorism - Wrote Zombie Story

From the WTF is wrong with these crazy people department:

A George Rogers Clark High School junior arrested Tuesday for making terrorist threats told LEX 18 News Thursday that the "writings" that got him arrested are being taken out of context.

Winchester police say William Poole, 18, was taken into custody Tuesday morning. Investigators say they discovered materials at Poole's home that outline possible acts of violence aimed at students, teachers, and police.

Poole told LEX 18 that the whole incident is a big misunderstanding. He claims that what his grandparents found in his journal and turned into police was a short story he wrote for English class.

"My story is based on fiction," said Poole, who faces a second-degree felony terrorist threatening charge. "It's a fake story. I made it up. I've been working on one of my short stories, (and) the short story they found was about zombies. Yes, it did say a high school. It was about a high school over ran by zombies."

Even so, police say the nature of the story makes it a felony. "Anytime you make any threat or possess matter involving a school or function it's a felony in the state of Kentucky," said Winchester Police detective Steven Caudill.

Poole disputes that he was threatening anyone.

"It didn't mention nobody who lives in Clark County, didn't mention (George Rogers Clark High School), didn't mention no principal or cops, nothing,"
said Poole. "Half the people at high school know me. They know I'm not that stupid, that crazy."

On Thursday, a judge raised Poole's bond from one to five thousand dollars after prosecutors requested it, citing the seriousness of the charge.

Poole is being held at the Clark County Detention Center.


I've been a fiction writer since I was in the 3rd grade. This is OUTFREAKINGRAGEOUS..... Young writers, write what they know. Hello you stupid, idiots. Hello you stupid Bush loving booga booga scared grandparents. So this is what we do to budding talent now adays. We arrest it for terrorism. I cannot take this shit!!!! Have I said how much I hate these people today? (tm)

Thank You Mike Malloy And Air America

We wish to thank Mike Malloy and Air America Radio for reading blog posts from Liberal Patriots last night!!
It is essential that we continue to keep the corruption of the bush crime family at the forefront of the war on terror.

Have we mentioned how much we hate these people!!

Thanks again!!

And also a special thanks to Amy for getting through to Mike!!