Archive for March, 2007

Finally, a Bush advisor admits that Kerry was right and W was Wrong about many things!!!

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

Below is an article from the New York Times on a former advisor to President W who has finally realized what was as clear as the nose on his face but he chose to avoid the truth for the sake of his personal income/ego/fame/power hunger/sadistic fetishes.  So…if I knew all of this stuff prior to the FIRST election involving Bush then shouldn’t I be in line for a cash award or worldwide praise and glory of some sort?  Why is it that this guy was ALL WRONG and he was still paid well and will probably be hired by think tanks or some oil lobbying companies…meanwhile I am still Just Joe.  TV networks still want to talk to Bill Kristol and his Project for a New American Century that starred Kristol as the architect of the Iraq War.  Considering how his predictions on every aspect of the war have been wrong at every level it is amazing that he is sought for anything other than to pick up after the animals at the zoo.  It was all apparent to me when Bush couldn’t name foreign leaders when quizzed by a reporter…when Bush speaks to Americans as if they were children because that’s how he sees Americans…it was apparent when Bush was using Gays Guns and God as true issues of running for the most important seat in the world when those issues were NOT the main issues facing us…it was apparent to me when his Press Secretary at the time Ari Fleischer stated in one of his first Press Conferences (viewable on youtube) that conserving gas was not a part of the W strategy and actually using huge amounts of gasoline was the American lifestyle and on and on and on.  So many topics have come and gone proving on a daily basis how WRONG they have been at every turn.  These people prove that being correct holds no weight or glory and simply supporting W is all that is important.  Apparently this former advisor was a strong Bushie for a while and now…well…he no longer drinks the Kool Aid…and when that happens things like the opinions below start to come out.  Welcome to reality Mr. Dowd.  You owe America and the world an apology.  He is saying that Kerry should have been elected. 

This world would be a hugely different place in so many ways if Gore and Keery would have been elected.  3200 American families would be different…upwards of 100,000 to 600,000 Iraqi families would be different…the rich would be getting richer and the poor would be getting a little bit richer as well…there would be less hatred for the US by the world…9/11 may not have happened because it was Bush the First who put American troops in Saudi Arabia which was the affront to the Taliban which prompted them to carry out 9/11 and it could have been DIPLOMACY that would have avoided the 9/11 tragedy which W still does not believe in…we would have a good step in the direction of alternate fuels that would have us a little less dependent on the terrorists than we are fighting and a new industry would be making jobs here in America trying to solve our oil addiction…we might have an alternative to our Health Care problem which has seen Health Care rates balloon by 10xs over the past decade and is crippling industry and individual insurance payers.  Saddam may still be in power but his threat was a paper tiger and he was contained in the no fly zone anyway so he was boxed in by the world and he couldn’t do anything anyway…as we now know.  Those are a few things that may be different if this nightmare called W was never elected…but he really never was elected either time.  If he was never elected W said he would just retire to Houston and not do much.  So W never wanted to be elected in the first place…that’s what he said…he looked forward to taking life easy with his wife and daughters if this Presidential run didn’t pan out…as so many of his oil wells didn’t pan out.  That’s what people who lead the world do as an alternative to running the world…retire?  I don’t think so.  He never wanted to be President!!!!!  Hello!!!!   So I was right!  Send your checks to me and praise me as the God I am!!!

 

Ex-Aide Details a Loss of Faith in the President

AUSTIN, Tex., March 29 — In 1999, Matthew Dowd became a symbol of George W. Bush’s early success at positioning himself as a Republican with Democratic appeal.

A top strategist for the Texas Democrats who was disappointed by the Bill Clinton years, Mr. Dowd was impressed by the pledge of Mr. Bush, then governor of Texas, to bring a spirit of cooperation to Washington. He switched parties, joined Mr. Bush’s political brain trust and dedicated the next six years to getting him to the Oval Office and keeping him there. In 2004, he was appointed the president’s chief campaign strategist.

Looking back, Mr. Dowd now says his faith in Mr. Bush was misplaced.

In a wide-ranging interview here, Mr. Dowd called for a withdrawal from Iraq and expressed his disappointment in Mr. Bush’s leadership.

He criticized the president as failing to call the nation to a shared sense of sacrifice at a time of war, failing to reach across the political divide to build consensus and ignoring the will of the people on Iraq. He said he believed the president had not moved aggressively enough to hold anyone accountable for the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, and that Mr. Bush still approached governing with a “my way or the highway” mentality reinforced by a shrinking circle of trusted aides.

“I really like him, which is probably why I’m so disappointed in things,” he said. He added, “I think he’s become more, in my view, secluded and bubbled in.”

In speaking out, Mr. Dowd became the first member of Mr. Bush’s inner circle to break so publicly with him.

He said his decision to step forward had not come easily. But, he said, his disappointment in Mr. Bush’s presidency is so great that he feels a sense of duty to go public given his role in helping Mr. Bush gain and keep power.

Mr. Dowd, a crucial part of a team that cast Senator John Kerry as a flip-flopper who could not be trusted with national security during wartime, said he had even written but never submitted an op-ed article titled “Kerry Was Right,” arguing that Mr. Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat and 2004 presidential candidate, was correct in calling last year for a withdrawal from Iraq.

“I’m a big believer that in part what we’re called to do — to me, by God; other people call it karma — is to restore balance when things didn’t turn out the way they should have,” Mr. Dowd said. “Just being quiet is not an option when I was so publicly advocating an election.”

Mr. Dowd’s journey from true believer to critic in some ways tracks the public arc of Mr. Bush’s political fortunes. But it is also an intensely personal story of a political operative who at times, by his account, suppressed his doubts about his professional role but then confronted them as he dealt with loss and sorrow in his own life.

In the last several years, as he has gradually broken his ties with the Bush camp, one of Mr. Dowd’s premature twin daughters died, he was divorced, and he watched his oldest son prepare for deployment to Iraq as an Army intelligence specialist fluent in Arabic. Mr. Dowd said he had become so disillusioned with the war that he had considered joining street demonstrations against it, but that his continued personal affection for the president had kept him from joining protests whose anti-Bush fervor is so central.

Mr. Dowd, 45, said he hoped in part that by coming forward he would be able to get a message through to a presidential inner sanctum that he views as increasingly isolated. But, he said, he holds out no great hope. He acknowledges that he has not had a conversation with the president.

Dan Bartlett, the White House counselor, said Mr. Dowd’s criticism is reflective of the national debate over the war.

“It’s an issue that divides people,” Mr. Bartlett said. “Even people that supported the president aren’t immune from having their own feelings and emotions.”

He said he disagreed with Mr. Dowd’s description of the president as isolated and with his position on withdrawal. He said Mr. Dowd, a friend, has “sometimes expressed these sentiments” in private conversation, though “not in such detail.”

During the interview with Mr. Dowd on a slightly overcast afternoon in downtown Austin, he was a far quieter man than the cigar-chomping general that he was during Mr. Bush’s 2004 campaign.

Soft-spoken and somewhat melancholy, he wore jeans, a T-shirt and sandals in an office devoid of Bush memorabilia save for a campaign coffee mug and a photograph of the first couple with his oldest son, Daniel. The photograph was taken one week before the 2004 election, and one day before Daniel was to go to boot camp.

Over Mexican food at a restaurant that was only feet from the 2000 campaign headquarters, and later at his office just up the street, Mr. Dowd recounted his political and personal journey. “It’s amazing,” he said. “In five years, I’ve only traveled 300 feet, but it feels like I’ve gone around the world, where my head is.”

Mr. Dowd said he decided to become a Republican in 1999 and joined Mr. Bush after watching him work closely with Bob Bullock, the Democratic lieutenant governor of Texas, who was a political client of Mr. Dowd and a mentor to Mr. Bush.

“It’s almost like you fall in love,” he said. “I was frustrated about Washington, the inability for people to get stuff done and bridge divides. And this guy’s personality — he cared about education and taking a different stand on immigration.”

Mr. Dowd established himself as an expert at interpreting polls, giving Karl Rove, the president’s closest political adviser, and the rest of the Bush team guidance as they set out to woo voters, slash opponents and exploit divisions between Democratic-leaning states and Republican-leaning ones.

In television interviews in 2004, Mr. Dowd said that Mr. Kerry’s campaign was proposing “a weak defense,” and that the voters “trust this president more than they trust Senator Kerry on Iraq.”

But he was starting to have his own doubts by then, he said.

He said he thought Mr. Bush handled the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks well but “missed a real opportunity to call the country to a shared sense of sacrifice.”

He was dumbfounded when Mr. Bush did not fire Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld after revelations that American soldiers had tortured prisoners at Abu Ghraib.

Several associates said Mr. Dowd chafed under Mr. Rove’s leadership. Mr. Dowd said he had not spoken to Mr. Rove in months but would not discuss their relationship in detail.

Mr. Dowd said, in retrospect, he was in denial.

“When you fall in love like that,” he said, “and then you notice some things that don’t exactly go the way you thought, what do you do? Like in a relationship, you say ‘No no, no, it’ll be different.’ ”

He said he clung to the hope that Mr. Bush would get back to his Texas style of governing if he won. But he saw no change after the 2004 victory.

He describes as further cause for doubt two events in the summer of 2005: the administration’s handling of Hurricane Katrina and the president’s refusal, around the same time that he was entertaining the bicyclist Lance Armstrong at his Crawford ranch, to meet with the war protester Cindy Sheehan, whose son died in Iraq.

“I had finally come to the conclusion that maybe all these things along do add up,” he said. “That it’s not the same, it’s not the person I thought.”

He said that during his work on the 2006 re-election campaign of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, which had a bipartisan appeal, he began to rethink his approach to elections.

“I think we should design campaigns that appeal not to 51 percent of the people,” he said, “but bring the country together as a whole.”

He said that he still believed campaigns must do what it takes to win, but that he was never comfortable with the most hard-charging tactics. He is now calling for “gentleness” in politics. He said that while he tried to keep his own conduct respectful during political combat, he wanted to “do my part in fixing fissures that I may have been part of.”

His views against the war began to harden last spring when, in a personal exercise, he wrote a draft opinion article and found himself agreeing with Mr. Kerry’s call for withdrawal from Iraq. He acknowledged that the expected deployment of his son Daniel was an important factor.

He said the president’s announcement last fall that he was re-nominating the former United Nations ambassador John R. Bolton, whose confirmation Democrats had already refused, was further proof to him that Mr. Bush was not seeking consensus with Democrats.

He said he came to believe Mr. Bush’s views were hardening, with the reinforcement of his inner circle. But, he said, the person “who is ultimately responsible is the president.” And he gradually ventured out with criticism, going so far as declaring last month in a short essay in Texas Monthly magazine that Mr. Bush was losing “his gut-level bond with the American people,” and breaking more fully in this week’s interview.

“If the American public says they’re done with something, our leaders have to understand what they want,” Mr. Dowd said. “They’re saying, ‘Get out of Iraq.’ ”

Mr. Dowd’s friends from Mr. Bush’s orbit said they understood his need to speak out. “Everyone is going to reflect on the good and the bad, and everything in between, in their own way,” said Nicolle Wallace, communications director of Mr. Bush’s 2004 campaign, a post she also held at the White House until last summer. “And I certainly respect the way he’s doing it — these are his true thoughts from a deeply personal place.” Ms. Wallace said she continued to have “enormous gratitude” for her years with Mr. Bush.

Mr. Bartlett, the White House counselor, said he understood, too, though he said he strongly disagreed with Mr. Dowd’s assessment. “Do we know our critics will try to use this to their advantage? Yes,” he said. “Is that perfect? No. But you can respectfully disagree with someone who has been supportive of you.”

Mr. Dowd does not seem prepared to put his views to work in 2008. The only candidate who appeals to him, he said, is Senator Barack Obama, Democrat of Illinois, because of what Mr. Dowd called his message of unity. But, he said, “I wouldn’t be surprised if I wasn’t walking around in Africa or South America doing something that was like mission work.”

He added, “I do feel a calling of trying to re-establish a level of gentleness in the world.”

What if George Bush were king?

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

Catherine Crier has slipped under the radar and she seems to have been doing an Olbermann in highlighting the hypocracy of the Bush Administration.  Now I will have to decide who to watch since Olbermann and Crier are on at the same time, Olbermann on MSNBC and Crier on CourtTV and she is not repeated later at night.  Hopefully she is doing well in the ratings because the more of this type of comment there is in the media the more truth comes out and the more ugly Bush seems because that’s simply the truth of how he is.  See this story here

So how is your economy doing?

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

New York Times report
dpa German Press Agency
Published: Thursday March 29, 2007

New York- The income gap between rich and poor in the
United States has increased significantly, The New York Times online
edition reported Thursday.
According to the report, new analyses of 2005 tax data shows that
the top 300,000 Americans collectively enjoyed almost as much income
as the bottom 150 million Americans.

Per person, the top group received 440 times as much as the
average person in the bottom half earned, nearly doubling the gap
from 1980.

The report cites Internal Revenue Service data analyzed by
economist Professor Emmanuel Saez of the University of California,
Berkeley, and Professor Thomas Piketty of the Paris School of
Economics.

If the economy is growing but only a few are enjoying the
benefits, it goes to our sense of fairness,” the report quoted
Professor Saez as saying. “It can have important political
consequences,” the professor said.

While total reported income in the US increased almost 9 per cent
in 2005, the most recent year for which such data is available,
average incomes for those in the bottom 90 per cent dipped slightly
compared with the year before, dropping 172 dollars, or 0.6 per cent.

According to the report, the gains went largely to the top 1 per
cent, whose incomes rose to an average of more than 1.1 million
dollars each, an increase of more than 139,000 dollars, or about 14
per cent.

The top 10 percent, roughly those earning more than 100,000
dollars, also reached a level of income share not seen since 1928,
according to the report.

The truth will not set you free!!!

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

It will make you look like a fool!  Which is what happened to John McCain when confronted with the facts on Iraq.  Watch McCain backpedal on EVERYTHING he said about Iraq.  Click on one of the PLAY buttons on this page.  Story is here

The White House has a secret email server that keeps their secrets a secret forever

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

Imagine an administration that designed a special way to communicate to keep their secrets secret from investigations and history.  Ok, stop imagining, because it’s already here!!  Story is here

How greedy is the RIAA?

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Yeah that’s amazing how the RIAA cuts off its nose to spite its face in charging a non profit such an obscene amount of money to promote their music for people to buy.  And actually youtube is in the same boat…remember that Saturday Night Live got a huge boost in ratings after Lazy Sunday was posted on youtube…NBC then sued youtube…then NBC realized youtube was the reason kids were coming back to SNL and then NBC didn’t sue youtube.  So this is just more stupid squared in that if no one played their songs their sales would be much less.  However in the same vein the Dixie Chicks were ignored by country music and still had great album sales and there have been several download only songs that have done well.  So it is an interesting chicken and egg of who needs who more or less.  Regardless it is shameful to charge non profit stations that much!!
Story is here

FOX News hahahahahahahah

Monday, March 12th, 2007

FOX Comedy Channel.  How can anyone really believe this stuff?  Story is here

WILL YOU JUST SHUT UP ABOUT POLAR BEARS!!!!!

Sunday, March 11th, 2007

If you say “Polar Bear” all hell will break loose.  We cannot have that so….

WILL YOU JUST SHUT UP ABOUT POLAR BEARS!!!!!!!!!!!    Story is here

Who else was runing Walter Reed I mean other than Halliburton VPs

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Dan Quayle is on the Board of Directors for Walter Reed military Hospital.  Check out Dan Quayle’s personal website where he lists his board memberships and one of them is IAP, the board that runs Walter Reed hospital into the ground.  So the former Vice President under Reagan couldn’t see the problems. 
http://www.vicepresidentdanquayle.com/boardMemberships.html
 

If they really supported the troops then why are there so many homeless veterans?
http://www.agrm.org/news/veterans.html
 

And what about funding the VA and other organizations for the troops?
http://www.huntingtonnews.net/state/070208-staff-rahall2.html
 

Tell me how this supports the troops!!!!

Divorcing a wife during her battle with breast cancer?????

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

And tell me that stupid story again about our liberal media…
 

 

At the same time the Republicans were raking Bill Clinton over the coals…Newt Gingrich…leader of the politically bent witch hunt had his own philandering going on.  So why is this out now as opposed to then?  This was not news to people that followed politics back then and is old news now but it wasn’t news in the mainstream media then. 

Story is here

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich acknowledged he was having an extramarital affair even as he led the charge against President Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky affair, he acknowledged in an interview with a conservative Christian group.

“The honest answer is yes,” Gingrich, a potential 2008 Republican presidential candidate, said in an interview with Focus on the Family founder James Dobson to be aired Friday, according to a transcript provided to The Associated Press. “There are times that I have fallen short of my own standards. There’s certainly times when I’ve fallen short of God’s standards.”

Gingrich argued in the interview, however, that he should not be viewed as a hypocrite for pursuing Clinton’s infidelity.

“The president of the United States got in trouble for committing a felony in front of a sitting federal judge,” the former Georgia congressman said of Clinton’s 1998 House impeachment on perjury and obstruction of justice charges. “I drew a line in my mind that said, ‘Even though I run the risk of being deeply embarrassed, and even though at a purely personal level I am not rendering judgment on another human being, as a leader of the government trying to uphold the rule of law, I have no choice except to move forward and say that you cannot accept … perjury in your highest officials.”

Widely considered a mastermind of the Republican revolution that swept Congress in the 1994 elections, Gingrich remains wildly popular among many conservatives. He has repeatedly placed near the top of Republican presidential polls recently, even though he has not formed a campaign.

Gingrich has said he is waiting to see how the Republican field shapes up before deciding in the fall whether to run.

Reports of extramarital affairs have dogged him for years as a result of two messy divorces, but he has refused to discuss them publicly.

Gingrich, who frequently campaigned on family values issues, divorced his second wife, Marianne, in 2000 after his attorneys acknowledged Gingrich’s relationship with his current wife, Callista Bisek, a former congressional aide more than 20 years younger than he is.

His first marriage, to his former high school geometry teacher, Jackie Battley, ended in divorce in 1981. Although Gingrich has said he doesn’t remember it, Battley has said Gingrich discussed divorce terms with her while she was recuperating in the hospital from cancer surgery.

Gingrich married Marianne months after the divorce.

“There were times when I was praying and when I felt I was doing things that were wrong. But I was still doing them,” he said in the interview. “I look back on those as periods of weakness and periods that I’m … not proud of.”

Gingrich’s congressional career ended in 1998 when he abruptly resigned from Congress after poor showings from Republicans in elections and after being reprimanded by the House ethics panel over charges that he used tax-exempt funding to advance his political goals.

Three guesses as to who ran the Walter Reed military hospital….GUESS!!!!!

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

A former HALLIBURTON VP of course!!!!!  Walter Reed military hospital was not run by the military but rather run by a guy who came in and somehow got a contract for MORE than what the government paid to run the place and then he fired 75% of the employees and hired the rest as cut rate workers.  How could someone get a contract to do something for MORE money than is being spent already??  Fishy huh?  And it turns out the guy getting the contract is a personal friend of Cheney who was the President of Halliburton.
Remember..when Bush says SUPPORT THE TROOPS he means support Halliburton.  Story is here Story is here too

And the coverup is located here

What does it take to get the Bush Crime Family and Cheney out of office?