Saturday, January 22, 2005



One day, one event shook America to the core. On September 11, 2001, soldiers in Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda terrorist network launched an attack on the United States that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people with families and friends who will dearly miss them. Many Americans say that we should never forget this tragic day. I agree, just as we should never forget the centuries of discrimination, genocide, and white supremacy that killed millions of Native Americans, African Americans, and other people of color.

Over a period of several centuries, untold millions of America’s original inhabitants were systematically targeted for extermination because the newly arrived European colonists coveted their lands and the resources contained on and in it. Many of these tribes cannot even get the treaties they signed with the untrustworthy, dishonorable America honored. White America tells them to get over it. Forget the past. Do not dwell on the past. Move forward.

The white majority in America enslaved millions of Africans over several centuries because of their alleged superiority and the need for a ready labor force. So strong was this belief in the supremacy of the white race that even once the enslaved black Africans were freed white society passed Black Code (1865-68) and Jim Crow laws (1876-late 1960s) that prohibited them from voting; accessing the same hotels, theaters, and restaurants as whites; testifying in court against whites; serving on juries; working in certain occupations; owning property in certain areas; and holding public office. When General William T. Sherman issued Field Order No. 15 to have, plantations divided into 40 acres plots for each slave family along with an Army mule, President Andrew Johnson quickly rescinded the action even though the long suffering freedmen and their predecessors had earned the land through their labor. White America tells them to get over it. Forget the past. Do not dwell on the past. Move forward.

Many Mexican citizens in then northern Mexico (now California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas) found themselves absorbed into a country full of people who displaced them from their lands and systematically discriminated against them. White America tells them to get over it. Forget the past. Do not dwell on the past. Move forward.
Either recognize and rectify the discrimination faced by people of color then and now or get over it. Forget the past. Do not dwell on the past. Move forward. Forgive Osama.


Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich -- and Cheat Everybody Else


What, Me Worry?


The Great Distractor

Friday, January 21, 2005


ACLU Gets Behind Rush Limbaugh


International Reaction to Bush Inaugural Address,1249,600106332,00.html


Definition of Philistine


What Would Machiavelli Do? The Big Lie Lives On

Interesting older article:


Hitler and Bush: Separated at birth?

Dildo O’Reilly made some pretty remarkable claims on his Entertainment program yesterday. I hope all you red staters were paying attention. He really does seem to have a problem with an organization who's sole purpose is to defend the Bill or Rights.

He even went on to say that Hitler would have been a card-carrying member of the ACLU.

More likely Hitler would have loved modern American Republicans adoption of religious themes for their political agenda… The scary thing is how much the smirking chimp sounded like Adolf Hitler yesterday.

For those of you historically challenged like Dildo O'Reilly check out:

Maybe Bush lifted some of his speech yesterday from the Fuhrer himself. Maybe W and A were separated at Birth and W was Cryogenically frozen? Or maybe the smirking chimp has read history and is taking a page out of the masters playbook on creating a fascist state?

For more one this topic check out:

Thursday, January 20, 2005


CNN's Inaugural Coverage

I watched many hours of CNN's Democracy love-fest today. I was primarily interested in who was sponsoring so many hours of uninterrupted coverage. After many hours of droning on about how great everything is there were finally two commercials. The first was a commercial for Nuclear Energy, which spent $100,000 (that we know of) for the inauguration. Their new slogan is "Nuclear Energy - No Air Pollution". These marketing firms are unbelievable. It's alot like the commercials for many pharmaceuticals that are currently on the market. They just flip the drawback...."wow, it does all that with a low risk of sexual dysfunction?" A low risk? Boy that sure beats a high risk. I'll take a low risk over a high risk any day. "Wow, these chips taste great and they have a low risk of anal leakage? That is so awesome! You know, they could have a medium risk for anal leakage! Pass the dip! Nuclear Energy - No Air Pollution? Lets not even address ground water pollution, soil pollution and melt-down. Chernobyl folks? I guess that wasn't air was air contamination.

The next commercial was for Genworth Financial, Insurance and Investing firm. "Tort reform" and privitized social security folks! The insurance and investment people stand to gain tons of money from these proposals. These are the guys at the black tie parties tonight my friends. A quick google check placed Genworth Financial under the umbrella of General Electric, which is of course under the umbrella of Time-Warner, which owns CNN.



A Between-The-Lines Reading of Bush's Inaugural Address

Blue Text is Mine

Vice President Cheney, Mr. Chief Justice, President Carter, President Bush, President Clinton, members of the United States Congress, reverend clergy, distinguished guests, fellow citizens:

The Elite, The High Priests of the New World Order, The Rich…and oh yeah, everybody else…

On this day, prescribed by law and marked by ceremony, we celebrate the durable wisdom of our Constitution and recall the deep commitments that unite our country. I am grateful for the honor of this hour, mindful of the consequential times in which we live and determined to fulfill the oath that I have sworn and you have witnessed.

On this day, engineered by voter fraud and paid for by the Insurance and Investment Interests, we shit upon the constitution and whore ourselves to big business, the de facto Governors which divide our country. I have been chosen by God to lord over you, oblivious to the consequences of my re-ignition of the flames of Fascism and religious hatred and determined to ignore International Law, The Bill of Rights and my oath to uphold the Constitution, but that was really a Betty Crocker Cookbook I took the oath upon, plus I had my fingers crossed.

At this second gathering, our duties are defined not by the words I use, but by the history we have seen together. For a half-century, America defended our own freedom by standing watch on distant borders. After the shipwreck of communism came years of relative quiet, years of repose, years of sabbatical -- and then there came a day of fire.

Since my last inauguration, America was attacked by 19 Saudi Arabian guys. They flew some planes into some of our buildings. For 50 years our military budget shrunk because we had no wars to fight. The military-industrial complex suffered huge losses of revenue. The failure of Communism led to a steep decline in the value of severance pay, stock options and bonuses for the CEOs of many of America’s largest weapons manufacturers, and then those 19 Saudi guys got on those four planes.

We have seen our vulnerability, and we have seen its deepest source. For as long as whole regions of the world simmer in resentment and tyranny -- prone to ideologies that feed hatred and excuse murder -- violence will gather, and multiply in destructive power, and cross the most defended borders and raise a mortal threat.

We should try to figure out how to keep that kind of stuff from happening. We should probably take over the entire Middle East, except Israel, and then most of Southeast Asia. Pretty much everywhere Muslims live. This will allow the richest 1% of our population to maintain their lifestyles. Everybody except Saudi Arabia…those tyrants rock!

There is only one force of history that can break the reign of hatred and resentment and expose the pretensions of tyrants and reward the hopes of the decent and tolerant. And that is the force of human freedom.

Yep, that’s what we’ll do all right…take over the whole Middle East. That’ll teach people that 19 guys can’t come over here and swipe a couple of planes and crash them into our buildings. I know most of the 9/11 guys were Saudis, but Iran…you are next buddy!

We are led, by events and common sense, to one conclusion: The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands. The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world.

The easiest way for us to maintain the lifestyles of our rich and famous is to just conquer any country which disagrees with us, install our puppet regimes and just sit back and pull the strings. It probably won’t help with terrorism that much, but man, can’t you just see the ink drying on those big fat oil contracts. Not to mention telecommunication, entertainment, fast-food, cheaper sources of slave labor. I’m getting a woody.

America's vital interests and our deepest beliefs are now one. From the day of our founding, we have proclaimed that every man and woman on this Earth has rights, and dignity and matchless value because they bear the image of the maker of heaven and Earth.

Oil is now your religion. Bow before Exxon-Mobile, Texaco and BP. Kneel before the High Priests of Smith/Barney, Genworth, State Farm and Smith/Kline.

Across the generations, we have proclaimed the imperative of self-government, because no one is fit to be a master, and no one deserves to be a slave. Advancing these ideals is the mission that created our nation. It is the honorable achievement of our fathers. Now it is the urgent requirement of our nation's security and the calling of our time.

When Bill Clinton wanted to help the Muslims of Yugoslavia escape persecution and genocide, we Republicans said we don’t want to be the “World Police”. We changed our minds. It’s just good business.

So it is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world.

We’re going to invade any country we want, destroy them, and then award fat contracts to our buddies to “rebuild” them.

This is not primarily the task of arms, though we will defend ourselves and our friends by force of arms when necessary. Freedom, by its nature, must be chosen and defended by citizens and sustained by the rule of law and the protection of minorities. And when the soul of a nation finally speaks, the institutions that arise may reflect customs and traditions very different from our own.
America will not impose our own style of government on the unwilling. Our goal instead is to help others find their own voice, attain their own freedom and make their own way.

Where it’s not economical to send American soldiers to die for our military-industrial complex, we’ll just do some Iran-Contra stuff. My dad showed my how to do it….and we won’t be caught this time!

The great objective of ending tyranny is the concentrated work of generations. The difficulty of the task is no excuse for avoiding it. America's influence is not unlimited, but fortunately for the oppressed, America's influence is considerable, and we will use it confidently in freedom's cause.

If 49% of you didn’t hate my guts, I bet we could take over the world! Man, that would be cool. Oh well, maybe next time. Maybe we could put all of the young black men in jails…that would trim that percentage a bit. Maybe make homosexuality a crime?

My most solemn duty is to protect this nation and its people from further attacks and emerging threats. Some have unwisely chosen to test America's resolve and have found it firm.

Don’t mess with Texas.

We will persistently clarify the choice before every ruler and every nation -- the moral choice between oppression, which is always wrong, and freedom, which is eternally right. America will not pretend that jailed dissidents prefer their chains, or that women welcome humiliation and servitude or that any human being aspires to live at the mercy of bullies.

We will decide what is best for you and the rest of the world. Resistance is futile. We will add your Cultural distinctiveness to our own, then package it and sell it on the open market.

We will encourage reform in other governments by making clear that success in our relations will require the decent treatment of their own people. America's belief in human dignity will guide our policies. Yet, rights must be more than the grudging concessions of dictators; they are secured by free dissent and the participation of the governed. In the long run, there is no justice without freedom, and there can be no human rights without human liberty.

We will continue to ignore the human rights violations of China, Wal-Mart’s fifth-largest trading partner, in order to keep prices and wages low worldwide, enriching the Elite further. We will keep populations evenly split against each other as a distraction from our rape of the world. We will allow only what we are forced to allow in order to maintain this delicate balance.

Some, I know, have questioned the global appeal of liberty -- though this time in history, four decades defined by the swiftest advance of freedom ever seen, is an odd time for doubt. Americans, of all people, should never be surprised by the power of our ideals. Eventually, the call of freedom comes to every mind and every soul. We do not accept the existence of permanent tyranny because we do not accept the possibility of permanent slavery. Liberty will come to those who love it.

Now is the time for world domination. Only China can stop us, and we already bought them off.

Today, America speaks anew to the peoples of the world:
All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know: The United States will not ignore your oppression, or excuse your oppressors. When you stand for your liberty, we will stand with you.
Democratic reformers facing repression, prison or exile can know: America sees you for who you are -- the future leaders of your free country.
The rulers of outlaw regimes can know that we still believe as Abraham Lincoln did: "Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and, under the rule of a just God, cannot long retain it."
The leaders of governments with long habits of control need to know: To serve your people you must learn to trust them. Start on this journey of progress and justice, and America will walk at your side.

“Evildoers” beware!

And all the allies of the United States can know: We honor your friendship, we rely on your counsel, and we depend on your help. Division among free nations is a primary goal of freedom's enemies. The concerted effort of free nations to promote democracy is a prelude to our enemies' defeat.

If you ain’t with us, you’re against us. But it is a big pie, so if you’d like a slice just let us know.

Today, I also speak anew to my fellow citizens:
From all of you, I have asked patience in the hard task of securing America, which you have granted in good measure. Our country has accepted obligations that are difficult to fulfill and would be dishonorable to abandon. Yet because we have acted in the great liberating tradition of this nation, tens of millions have achieved their freedom.

I know I said that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and that they posed an immediate threat to us, and that turned out to be false. I know I said “Mission Accomplished” over a year ago and hundreds of American soldiers have died in the time being. Believe me, as soon as we get our guy elected we are out of there and hitting up Iran. We’re already right next door. Besides, Iran has weapons of mass destruction and they pose an immediate threat to us.

And as hope kindles hope, millions more will find it. By our efforts, we have lit a fire as well -- a fire in the minds of men. It warms those who feel its power, it burns those who fight its progress, and one day this untamed fire of freedom will reach the darkest corners of our world.

Insurgents can kill whoever they want after we pull out…we’ll just put our next guy in charge. You see, it’s all about controlling the elections and purse strings….

A few Americans have accepted the hardest duties in this cause -- in the quiet work of intelligence and diplomacy ... the idealistic work of helping raise up free governments ... the dangerous and necessary work of fighting our enemies. Some have shown their devotion to our country in deaths that honored their whole lives, and we will always honor their names and their sacrifice.

I don’t care how many American lives it takes to achieve my goals.

All Americans have witnessed this idealism and some for the first time. I ask our youngest citizens to believe the evidence of your eyes. You have seen duty and allegiance in the determined faces of our soldiers. You have seen that life is fragile, and evil is real, and courage triumphs. Make the choice to serve in a cause larger than your wants, larger than yourself, and in your days you will add not just to the wealth of our country but to its character.

So we're all dog-faces. We're all very very different. But, there is one thing we all have in common. We were all stupid enough to enlist in the army. W're mutants. There's something wrong with us. Something very very wrong with us. Something seriously wrong with us. We're soldiers. But, we're American soldiers, and we've been kicken' ass for 200 years. We're ten and one! Pick a service, pick a challenge, set yourself apart. Army! Navy! Air Force! Marines! What a great way…It’s a great way to feed your family without having to work in fast food. Join a "Bush-Youth" camp near you, kiddies. Let us know if your parents say anything critical of the government...

America has need of idealism and courage because we have essential work at home -- the unfinished work of American freedom. In a world moving toward liberty, we are determined to show the meaning and promise of liberty.

In America's ideal of freedom, citizens find the dignity and security of economic independence, instead of laboring on the edge of subsistence. This is the broader definition of liberty that motivated the Homestead Act, the Social Security Act and the GI Bill of Rights. And now we will extend this vision by reforming great institutions to serve the needs of our time.

We need to pass my initiative to privatize social security. Hell, this whole inauguration ceremony was paid for by an insurance and investment industry that is dying to get its hands on your money. Wouldn’t you rather have your money now to play the lottery of the stock market rather than sitting in some bank somewhere, insured by the U.S. government?

To give every American a stake in the promise and future of our country, we will bring the highest standards to our schools and build an ownership society. We will widen the ownership of homes and businesses, retirement savings and health insurance -- preparing our people for the challenges of life in a free society.

We will set goals for schools that they cannot achieve, withdraw their funding when they fail to achieve them, and finally shut down the public school system entirely. We will then use your tax dollars to fund Christian schools, and even better, private schools! We’ll just sell my buddies the old public school buildings and bring Pepsi and Taco Bell in for food service. Vouchers for everybody! I bet we can cut teacher salaries and break up that pesky teachers union too!

By making every citizen an agent of his or her own destiny, we will give our fellow Americans greater freedom from want and fear and make our society more prosperous and just and equal.

You are on your own. If you haven’t started hoarding, you better get to it.

In America's ideal of freedom, the public interest depends on private character -- on integrity and tolerance toward others and the rule of conscience in our own lives. Self-government relies, in the end, on the governing of the self.

We shouldn’t waste tax dollars trying to put people like Ken Lay in jail. I’m sure he feels pretty crappy about what he did.

That edifice of character is built in families, supported by communities with standards,and sustained in our national life by the truths of Sinai, the Sermon on the Mount, the words of the Koran and the varied faiths of our people. Americans move forward in every generation by reaffirming all that is good and true that came before -- ideals of justice and conduct that are the same yesterday, today and forever.

It’ll be just like those awesome 1950’s! Gay people will stay in the closet, your neighbors will report you for unpatriotic conduct, the Ten Commandments can go back up in public spaces and minorities will stick to their own neighborhoods. How I long for those simpler times. Things sure were better then, weren’t they?

In America's ideal of freedom, the exercise of rights is ennobled by service and mercy and a heart for the weak. Liberty for all does not mean independence from one another. Our nation relies on men and women who look after a neighbor and surround the lost with love.

Don’t expect the government to help the poor, the disaffected, the huddled masses. If it bothers you, you do something. I live in a gated community. I don’t have to see it. Welfare, school lunches, social security…all out of here. Pull yourself up by your bootstraps.

Americans, at our best, value the life we see in one another and must always remember that even the unwanted have worth. And our country must abandon all the habits of racism because we cannot carry the message of freedom and the baggage of bigotry at the same time.

Kiss Roe v. Wade goodbye. Oh yeah, Affirmative Action too.

From the perspective of a single day, including this day of dedication, the issues and questions before our country are many. From the viewpoint of centuries, the questions that come to us are narrowed and few. Did our generation advance the cause of freedom? And did our character bring credit to that cause?

Maybe they’ll call us the “second-greatest generation” in the History books. I read one of those once. It’d be cool to have a big chapter about me in one of those.

These questions that judge us also unite us, because Americans of every party and background, Americans by choice and by birth, are bound to one another in the cause of freedom. We have known divisions, which must be healed to move forward in great purposes -- and I will strive in good faith to heal them.

You’re either with us or against us.

Yet those divisions do not define America. We felt the unity and fellowship of our nation when freedom came under attack, and our response came like a single hand over a single heart. And we can feel that same unity and pride whenever America acts for good, and the victims of disaster are given hope, and the unjust encounter justice, and the captives are set free.

What we really need is another war or attack….maybe you’ll be too scared to elect a Democrat.

We go forward with complete confidence in the eventual triumph of freedom. Not because history runs on the wheels of inevitability; it is human choices that move events. Not because we consider ourselves a chosen nation; God moves and chooses as he wills.

We are God’s chosen ones. If you have not been “born-again”, you have no place in Heaven. The Bible is infallible and it says it is ok to own slaves, as long as they are from a different country.

We have confidence because freedom is the permanent hope of mankind, the hunger in dark places, the longing of the soul. When our Founders declared a new order of the ages, when soldiers died in wave upon wave for a union based on liberty, when citizens marched in peaceful outrage under the banner "Freedom Now" -- they were acting on an ancient hope that is meant to be fulfilled.
History has an ebb and flow of justice, but history also has a visible direction set by liberty and the author of liberty.
When the Declaration of Independence was first read in public and the Liberty Bell was sounded in celebration, a witness said, "It rang as if it meant something." In our time it means something still.
America, in this young century, proclaims liberty throughout all the world and to all the inhabitants thereof. Renewed in our strength -- tested, but not weary -- we are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom.
May God bless you, and may he watch over the United States of America.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.



Why I think Republicans are Fascists

Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Franco’s Spain, Salazar’s Portugal, Papadopoulos’s Greece, Pinochet’s Chile, and Suharto’s Indonesia. To be sure, they constitute a mixed bag of national identities, cultures, developmental levels, and history. But they all followed the fascist or protofascist model in obtaining, expanding, and maintaining power. Further, all these regimes have been overthrown, so a more or less complete picture of their basic characteristics and abuses is possible.

Analysis of these seven regimes reveals fourteen common threads that link them in recognizable patterns of national behavior and abuse of power. These basic characteristics are more prevalent and intense in some regimes than in others, but they all share at least some level of similarity.

1. Powerful and continuing expressions of nationalism. From the prominent displays of flags and bunting to the ubiquitous lapel pins, the fervor to show patriotic nationalism, both on the part of the regime itself and of citizens caught up in its frenzy, was always obvious. Catchy slogans, pride in the military, and demands for unity were common themes in expressing this nationalism. It was usually coupled with a suspicion of things foreign that often bordered on xenophobia.

2. Disdain for the importance of human rights. The regimes themselves viewed human rights as of little value and a hindrance to realizing the objectives of the ruling elite. Through clever use of propaganda, the population was brought to accept these human rights abuses by marginalizing, even demonizing, those being targeted. When abuse was egregious, the tactic was to use secrecy, denial, and disinformation.

3. Identification of enemies/scapegoats as a unifying cause. The most significant common thread among these regimes was the use of scapegoating as a means to divert the people’s attention from other problems, to shift blame for failures, and to channel frustration in controlled directions. The methods of choice—relentless propaganda and disinformation—were usually effective. Often the regimes would incite “spontaneous” acts against the target scapegoats, usually communists, socailists , liberals, Jews, ethnic and racial minorities, traditional national enemies, members of other religions, secularists, homosexuals, and “terrorists.” Active opponents of these regimes were inevitably labeled as terrorists and dealt with accordingly.

4. The supremacy of the military/avid militarism. Ruling elites always identified closely with the military and the industrial infrastructure that supported it. A disproportionate share of national resources was allocated to the military, even when domestic needs were acute. The military was seen as an expression of nationalism, and was used whenever possible to assert national goals, intimidate other nations, and increase the power and prestige of the ruling elite.

5. Rampant sexism. Beyond the simple fact that the political elite and the national culture were male-dominated, these regimes inevitably viewed women as second-class citizens. They were adamantly anti-abortion and also homophobic. These attitudes were usually codified in Draconian laws that enjoyed strong support by the orthodox religion of the country, thus lending the regime cover for its abuses.

6. A controlled mass media. Under some of the regimes, the mass media were under strict direct control and could be relied upon never to stray from the party line. Other regimes exercised more subtle power to ensure media orthodoxy. Methods included the control of licensing and access to resources, economic pressure, appeals to patriotism, and implied threats. The leaders of the mass media were often politically compatible with the power elite. The result was usually success in keeping the general public unaware of the regimes’ excesses.

7. Obsession with national security. Inevitably, a national security apparatus was under direct control of the ruling elite. It was usually an instrument of oppression, operating in secret and beyond any constraints. Its actions were justified under the rubric of protecting “national security,” and questioning its activities was portrayed as unpatriotic or even treasonous.

8. Religion and ruling elite tied together. Unlike communist regimes, the fascist and protofascist regimes were never proclaimed as godless by their opponents. In fact, most of the regimes attached themselves to the predominant religion of the country and chose to portray themselves as militant defenders of that religion. The fact that the ruling elite’s behavior was incompatible with the precepts of the religion was generally swept under the rug. Propaganda kept up the illusion that the ruling elites were defenders of the faith and opponents of the “godless.” A perception was manufactured that opposing the power elite was tantamount to an attack on religion.

9. Power of corporations protected. Although the personal life of ordinary citizens was under strict control, the ability of large corporations to operate in relative freedom was not compromised. The ruling elite saw the corporate structure as a way to not only ensure military production (in developed states), but also as an additional means of social control. Members of the economic elite were often pampered by the political elite to ensure a continued mutuality of interests, especially in the repression of “have-not” citizens.

10. Power of labor suppressed or eliminated. Since organized labor was seen as the one power center that could challenge the political hegemony of the ruling elite and its corporate allies, it was inevitably crushed or made powerless. The poor formed an underclass, viewed with suspicion or outright contempt. Under some regimes, being poor was considered akin to a vice.

11. Disdain and suppression of intellectuals and the arts. Intellectuals and the inherent freedom of ideas and expression associated with them were anathema to these regimes. Intellectual and academic freedom were considered subversive to national security and the patriotic ideal. Universities were tightly controlled; politically unreliable faculty harassed or eliminated. Unorthodox ideas or expressions of dissent were strongly attacked, silenced, or crushed. To these regimes, art and literature should serve the national interest or they had no right to exist.

12. Obsession with crime and punishment. Most of these regimes maintained Draconian systems of criminal justice with huge prison populations. The police were often glorified and had almost unchecked power, leading to rampant abuse. “Normal” and political crime were often merged into trumped-up criminal charges and sometimes used against political opponents of the regime. Fear, and hatred, of criminals or “traitors” was often promoted among the population as an excuse for more police power.

13. Rampant cronyism and corruption. Those in business circles and close to the power elite often used their position to enrich themselves. This corruption worked both ways; the power elite would receive financial gifts and property from the economic elite, who in turn would gain the benefit of government favoritism. Members of the power elite were in a position to obtain vast wealth from other sources as well: for example, by stealing national resources. With the national security apparatus under control and the media muzzled, this corruption was largely unconstrained and not well understood by the general population.

14. Fraudulent elections. Elections in the form of plebiscites or public opinion polls were usually bogus. When actual elections with candidates were held, they would usually be perverted by the power elite to get the desired result. Common methods included maintaining control of the election machinery, intimidating and disenfranchising opposition voters, destroying or disallowing legal votes, and, as a last resort, turning to a judiciary beholden to the power elite.

Does any of this ring alarm bells? Of course not. After all, this is America, officially a democracy with the rule of law, a constitution, a free press, honest elections, and a well-informed public constantly being put on guard against evils. Historical comparisons like these are just exercises in verbal gymnastics.

-{EDITOR'S NOTE: The author of this piece is unknown}


Ann Coulter gets desperate....

Man talk about a girl needing attention.

In the January 10 edition of the New York Observer she once again proved just how fucking stupid she really is.

Here’s just a brief sampling of her latest attempts to get someone to notice her….

"I'm getting a little fed up with hearing about, oh, civilian casualties. I think we ought to nuke North Korea right now just to give the rest of the world a warning."--{mmm I smell a Secretary of Defense Nomination coming...}

"I just think it would be fun to nuke them and have it be a warning to the rest of the world."

"Well, he {Bill Clinton} was a very good rapist. I think that should not be forgotten."

"The brothers aren't big on queer theory." --{This in reference to African Americans support for "traditional marriage."}

Never mind blacks voted 9-1 for Kerry. This goes along with the entire republican agenda on race. All they need is one black to agree with their position and they can make wild claims of support. This is why it was so important for G.W. the village idiot to pay for someone like Armstrong Williams. Republicans are so racist they think if one black person agrees with them… all black people agree with them.

For the full story see:


FAT BASTARD is a Racist

LIMBAUGH: [Reading from AP report] "'One detainee wrapped in an Israeli flag, some were shackled hand and foot in fetal positions for 18 to 24 hours, forcing them to soil themselves.' Ugh! I thought they did that anyway over there. But this is news to me that this is news."

My question to all you conservative jackasses is why is it you identify with this racist pig?


Compassionate Conservative Quote of the Week December

"Get some devastation in the back." -- Sen. Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN), quoted by the AP, to a staff photographer taking a picture of him before leaving tsunami-stricken southern Sri Lanka.


White Terrorists vs. Brown Terrorists

Let me get this straight..... We are hunting "terrorists" all over the world.

But the very conservative United States 8th Circuit Court of Appeals decides that the White Terrorists.... the KKK... Get to "adopt a highway" in Missouri? And the Supreme Court backs them up?

I guess if you are even suspected of being a brown terrorist you get a lifetime cell at Guantanimo Bay, no access to lawyers, no contact with your family, you never hear the charges against you, never get to face your accuser, and never hear the evidence against you.

And if you're a white terrorist you get to advertise on a public highway.

American Justice under Bush and the Conservative Philosophy.


Compassionate Conservative Quote of the Week

"I do agree that the tsunami was a wonderful opportunity to show not just the US government, but the heart of the American people, and I think it has paid great dividends for us" - Condoleezza Rice - Soon to become America's CHIEF DIPLOMAT as Secretary of State.

I don't know about you, but a DIPLOMAT describing the death of over 200,000 people as a "wonderful opportunity" is not likely to engender warm feelings from many people around the world. But then again, this Administration thinks that killing 100,000 Iraqis is going to make the world SAFER, so I guess I shouldn't be suprised.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005


I Told You So

Just for the record. The Bush Administration has officially ended it's hunt for WMD in Iraq.

My question is this.... before the invasion liberals said that Iraq did not pose an imminent threat to the United States and therefore we should not invade. Bushies said Iraq had WMD and that there was a link between Saddam and 9/11.Now that both of these are discredited.... are we liberals allowed to say... "I told you so?"

Liberals also claimed that invading Iraq would lead to civil war between Sunni's, Kurds and Shiites in Iraq. With the elections fast approaching it appears that the liberals were right again.Are we now allowed to say.... "I told you so?"

The Bush Administration claimed that massive tax cuts would stimulate the economy and would not lead to massive deficits. Liberals claimed that massive tax cuts (for the rich) would not help the economy (I mean really... how many more lattes can Brittany Spears buy and how is that supposed to stimulate the economy?) and that these cuts would lead to massive deficits which would in turn lead to higher interest rates... etc. etc. Now that it's clear that the tax cuts did not stimulate the economy and we are in fact running record budget deficits and interest rates are beginning to climb.... are we liberals allowed to say.... "I told you so?"

Why is it that Democrats are now wondering "what went wrong?" Nothing went wrong for them except losing an election for the second time. Clearly the first time the election was stolen, and the second time is looking more like the same.... rather than all the hand wringing and crying and trying to move to the center.... shouldn't the Democrats just sit back, relax and say.....

"I told you so?"


CBS vs. Armstrong Williams

Have you noticed the news lately? I'm trying to figure out how it is that the story about CBS has somehow trumped the story about Armstrong Williams.Let's see.... mmmm.... which was is a more important story?

A. Some CBS executives relied on unreliable sources and then stonewalled when asked where they got their information. (on the grand scale of things I think Robert Novak outing a CIA operative who's husband was critical of the Bush administration.... an act that is TREASON... should be investigated more heavily than CBS, but maybe I'm taking crazy pills.) or;

B. The Bush Administration paid a commentator/journalist with YOUR TAX DOLLARS to push their political agenda? (and they accuse Micheal Moore of propaganda!)

And have you noticed how there is not a single story on Fox News about Armstrong Williams but the "Fair and Balanced" station features the CBS story as one of it's main headlines?

Man! The hypocrisy!


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