Thursday, January 26, 2006

Bush renounces the role of U.S. as a “partner in peace”

In response to the Hamas taking a majority of seats in Palestinian parliamentary elections George Bush in a surprising and rare outburst of honesty appeared to renounce the role of the U.S.A. as a “partner of peace”

"On the other hand," he said of Hamas, "I don't see how you can be a partner in peace if you advocate the destruction of a country as part of your platform. And I know you can't be partner in peace if your party has got an armed wing."

With the destruction of one sovereign country under his belt the self-styled Texas tuff guy affirmed his agenda of destruction. With Iran in his sights (pending a loan from the Chinese to rebuild his decimated “armed wing”) the president spoke the truth for the first time in sometime.

Bush soon reverted to form when he claimed that pictures of him with lobbyist Jack Abramoff were “not relevant”

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Another one they won't publish.

A New York Times front-page article “Audit Describes Misuse of Funds In Iraq Projects” has a very frightening revelation. No not that millions of dollars of taxpayer money were squandered in the effort to rebuild what we destroyed; that unfortunately falls under the heading of “so what else is new”. It was the Defense Department official “…who spoke anonymously because he said he feared retribution from the Bush Administration.” The implications of that situation should terrify every single citizen. An employee of the U.S. government paid by tax money and he is afraid for his job not because of incompetence or misdeed. He is afraid of being honest to the citizenry because of a court appointed; corporate sponsored administration that proves time and again by it’s every action that it has no responsibility to anyone except a few cronies. It is time to right the ship so that the crew is no loner afraid.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

It's only money

A recent paper, written by Nobel Prize wining Joseph Stiglitz, a Columbia University professor, and Linda Bilmes, a Harvard budget expert, estimates the total cost of the war in Iraq to be 2 trillion dollars.

In an effort to understand this amount of money I tried to put $2,000,000,000,000.00 into my calculator and it won’t fit. I couldn’t even fit the $233,000,000.00 spent so far, $233,000,000.00 is enough to pay for health insurance for a year for 140,000,000 children or fund a worldwide hunger effort for 9 years. 9 now is a number that fits. It is a little short of covering the debt Bush and his buddies have built up since they started.

OK, maybe I need a new calculator.

Keep in mind this figure is for the war effort and the care of our wounded. We have put the job of rebuilding Iraq on the “back burner” for the moment. My guess we could have made Iraq the 51st state for 2 trillion. I’ll bet the Supreme Court would have appointed Laura Bush governor and Halliburton would have built her a palace.

Maybe it’s time.

Monday, January 09, 2006


"There is nothing that is more important for the republic than the rule of law,"Judge Alito told the Senate Judiciary Committee on the first day of hearings on his nomination to the high court. "No one is above it, no one is beneath it."

Given his history why should the Judge be believed? What did anyone expect him to say? Here is a man who has established that he has no regard for the rights of any citizens save a small percentage of rich, white, Christian, republicans. If he was not he would not have been nominated by a rich, white, Christian, republican, court appointed, corporate sponsored president. Bush will be gone in two years (or sooner) this dangerous man will bring his philosophy to bear on generations.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

This just in!!!

The Abramoff money ($6000.00) President Bush donated to the American Heart Association today is the exact same money that he received in 2004 for his re-election campaign. The president had stored it in his bottom drawer just in case. “Of course Mr Abramoff is really innocent, this is a plot of the liberal media that made him plea; just like those lies about ol Tom” the president said as he reached in to recover the same six grand from his desk. The concern of course is the use of tainted or diseased money by an association devoted to good health a good idea?

Happy New Year

This is a letter sent to the New York Times but not likely to be published:

“Never send a boy to do a man’s job” the U.S. military seems to live by this old saw. Today in Bayji it was reported a building where three suspects were seen to take cover by a recon plane was bombed. Local officials did not know if any of the nine family members killed where the suspects. Among the dead were two women. There was no mention of children but odds would say of any nine family members it is probable that one is a child. Why bomb a house? Must two planes and thousands of dollars be used so haphazardly? Should U.S. citizens continue to finance murder with tax dollars? Does it make us war criminals? I think you could find many who would say we are and I'd wager all of the dead would agree.