Archive for April, 2008

To be a Republican you need to BELIEVE

Friday, April 25th, 2008

To be a Republican you need to believe:

 

1. Jesus loves you, and shares your hatred of homosexuals and Hillary

Clinton.

 

2. Saddam was a good guy when Reagan armed him, a bad guy when Bush’s

Daddy made war on him, a good guy when Cheney did business with him,

and a bad guy when Bush needed a “we can’t find Bin Laden” diversion.

 

3. Trade with Cuba is wrong because the country is Communist, but

trade with China and Vietnam is vital to a spirit of international

harmony.

 

4. The United States should get out of the United Nations, and our

highest national priority is enforcing U.N. resolutions against Iran.

 

5. A woman can’t be trusted with decisions about her own body, but

multinational drug corporations can make decisions affecting all

mankind without regulation.

 

6. The best way to improve military morale is to praise the troops in

speeches, while slashing veterans’ benefits and combat pay.

 

7. If condoms are kept out of schools, adolescents won’t have sex.

 

8. A good way to fight terrorism is to belittle our longtime allies,

then demand their cooperation and money.

 

9. Providing health care to all Iraqis is sound policy, but providing

health care to all Americans is socialism. HMO’s and insurance

companies have the best interests of the public at heart.

 

10. Global warming and tobacco’s link to cancer are junk science , but

creationism should be taught in schools.

 

11. A president lying about an extramarital affair is an impeachable

offense, but a president lying to enlist support for a war in which

thousands die is solid defense policy.

 

12. Government should limit itself to the powers named in the

Constitution, which include banning gay marriages and censoring the

Internet.

 

13. The public has a right to know about Hillary’s cattle trades, but

George Bush’s driving record is none of our business.

 

14. Being a drug addict is a moral failing and a crime, unless you’re

a conservative radio host. Then it’s an illness and you need our

prayers for your recovery.

 

15. Supporting “Executive Privilege” for every Republican ever born,

who will be born or who might be born (in perpetuity.)

 

16. What Bill Clinton did in the 1960’s is of vital national

interest, but what Bush did in the ’80’s is irrelevant.

 

17. Support for hunters who shoot their friends and blame them for

wearing orange vests similar to those worn by the quail.

 

“The difference between the two parties is that Democrats help people who need help and Republicans help people who don’t need help.”

                                         Harry Truman 

Bush knew we tortured and his lackies change history despite what photos showed

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Bush knew we were torturing in Guantanano Bay because they designed what to do.  Helen Thomas brings the point that there were photos of torture but Dana Perino denies it.  See photographic evidence be denied here

Why would women want equal pay?

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Do women really need equal pay?  See what John McCain says about it here.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain, campaigning through poverty-stricken cities and towns, said Wednesday he opposes a Senate bill that seeks equal pay for women because it would lead to more lawsuits.

Senate Republicans killed the bill Wednesday night on a 56-42 vote that denied the measure the 60 votes needed to advance it to full debate and a vote. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., had delayed the vote to give McCain’s Democratic rivals, Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, time to return to Washington to support the measure, which would make it easier for women to sue their employers for pay discrimination.

McCain skipped the vote to campaign in New Orleans.

The numbers show that the ABC debate was the most centered on controvery as opposed to policy

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

The ABC debate from last week has the solid numbers show that the questions for that debate centered more on controversey than policy as opposed to debates held on other networks.  Story is here

8 years of Bush/Cheney

Friday, April 18th, 2008

8 years of Bush/Cheney

Story is here

The ABC Presidential Debate of 4/16/08

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

OH MY GOD!!!!!!  How that could have been worse just escapes me!  If I were water boarded while watching the debate it would have been worse but not much more could have reached the low point of journalistic embarrassment that that debate scraped tonight.  50 minutes of non-issues.  50 minutes of wasted time on national TV.  A question about the flag lapel pin drivel?  What?  The thing that needs to happen is to get the League of Women Voters back in charge of these debates.  There is a reason they are no longer part of these debates…because the League would not be a part of these non-substantive wastes of time.  I am surprised Obama was not asked about his Madras time in Indonesia and Hillary her murder of Vince Foster.  Equally insane questions were brought up instead.  This is the low point…we cannot get any lower…to see whale poop we need to look so far up from where we are at this point we get a stiff neck.  Edward R. Murrow is spinning so hard in his grave he could light a small city if hooked to the grid.  These people at ABC News are an abomination of the definition of the Fifth Estate in providing an electorate what they need in order to propel the nation in the proper direction.  The Press is supposed to be a representative of the people when dealing with the government…the Press theoretically protects us by providing us facts of the world.  However this sham tonight proved that the Fifth Estate is just American Idol spoken in a staccato news reader form with a picture over the speakers right or left shoulder.  The next thing is to write your local ABC affiliate AND the network.  Your local station touts its website often…go there and complain to the News Department.  Next is to register at ABCNews.com and bring this debate up everywhere you can.  And thirdly ABC is dead to us.  No more ABC News anything.  How dare they provide this as something of substance!  We need meat and potatoes and we get this cotton candy of unsubstantial freak show topics at a time when the world is falling to pieces around us and often times in our own homes.  No more ABC News.  I cannot believe what I witnessed tonight. 

FOX News you have competition! 

Below is what I posted to the ABC comment page for the debate which was located here.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/DemocraticDebate/comments?type=story&id=4666956

Well there is 2 hours that I wasted.  Instead of having questions asked of real substance the worthless “pledge pin on your lapel” controversy reared its ugly head as opposed to the millions of homes going into foreclosure and the 60,000 people pushed into homelessness in LA alone. The non issue worthless media propelled Reverend Wright controversy (who was never fully quoted only given soundbite time) was given time over Iraq.  These moderators, I forget who they were, were quite forgettable in their worthless questions.  I should have watched American Idol. Why doesn’t the mainstream media just broadcast from the old set of Seinfeld, I don’t think it is being used anymore and the substance of that show (a show about nothing) and what parades as news is in complete parallel.  A Democracy demands the voting public be informed well…our Democracy took a step back tonight.  THANK GOD FOR THE INTERNET  AS I GET MY NEWS FROM THERE AND IT IS MUCH MORE SUBSTANTIVE THAN THE MSM.  SHAME!

Presdient Obama would investigate President Bush’s crimes!!!!

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

What?  What? I didn’t hear you correctly?  Did you say there would be an investigation into the crimes of George W. Bush and Company Thugs if Barack Obama is elected?  All the more reason to elect Obama!!! Story is here

Killing a dog in the name of art is barbaric. However that is the mirror that is used in this art exhibit

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Video of the exhibit

http://youtube.com/watch?v=tzFBD-LgKV0

Comment on the exhibit

http://youtube.com/watch?v=3-jIP8i1djg

Here is the press release from the SF Art Institute regarding the Adel Abdessemed’s exhibit

http://www.sfai.edu/News/NewsDetail.aspx?newsID=1291&navID=214&sectionID=8

http://todayinart.com/2008/04/02/dont-trust-me-by-adel-abdessemed/

Here is one museum in Australia that had an artist kill a chicken as part of an art class and the museum was interested in him killing something larger in order to show the hypocrisy in that animals are killed for food, clothing and makeup however for art it is unacceptable?

http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/1-17-2004-49548.asp

The artist was saying that people have distanced themselves from the killing of animals so it really does not register any more.  People are so self centered and so into what they want for themselves they dismiss the needs of others.  Ironically the others in this display highlights how animals who were here before us are discarded by us and not cared for by us.  It really relates to the whole planet in that we are poisoning everything and we just stand there continuing it.  The farming of animals en mass is a horrible poison for the planet that sees the animal just as dead as this dog.  For people who have driven past Harris Ranch…a massive cattle farm in central California…driving by that facility with your windows open has you note in no uncertain terms that something is wrong in the area.  5 miles of solid and liquid cow waste cannot be good for anything, the cows nor the surrounding area.  It is stomach turning to see our food being produced which is ironic since our food shows up in sterile appearing white styrofoam containers in the refrigerated case.  We take the blue pill when it comes to our food production.  Feed us the lies!!!

And why isn’t this exhibit also highlighting how other humans are treated?  There are almost 50 million people without health insurance in the USA…18,000 people per year die because they did not have preemptive health care…half of people who go bankrupt do so for health care cost reasons and many never get out from under that cloud of debt.  Isn’t that worse than standing there watching a dog die to be in the richest country ever and have people die like the dog on a cable?  Perhaps the people seeing the exhibit don’t realize that the dog also represents other people.  This is typical of shortsighted Americans who see nothing beyond what they see and know on their own front porch.  Meanwhile the people continuing the policies that help keep people dying like the dog on a cable wrap themselves in the flag and God and claim they are “values voters” while the people that vote those individuals into governmental power are happily voting against their own best interest.  The majority of their constituency is not made up of the top 2% of the economic scale however the bottom 98%  who vote for things that benefit only the top 2% and actually hurt the bottom 98%…themselves.  Wouldn’t it be amazing if the 98% voters would vote to help themselves as opposed to the rich?  It really wouldn’t take much to feed the hungry in America.  Would providing health care for those people be worth it?  We currently watch those people die on a cable just like the dog.

The dog exhibit really shows that people are only concerned about themselves and they have become greedy, self centered abusive creatures as a result.  World be damned….other animals be damned….other people be damned.  I got mine…you get your own…pull yourself up by your own bootstraps!  And the dog dies. 

Reverend Wright was absolutely right…God would damn America.  And he was reviled for being…uh…correct…by shortsighted ignorant people who wish to take the blue pill and not see beyond their own front porch.

 ===I would have unhooked the cable and carried the dog out of this place by the way.  I see the point being made however  having an animal close to death like this for no reason is just too much.  Yes, I know, I should become a vegan as I am the problem as opposed to the solution because I perpetuate this with farm raised animals and the mass farming of animals is just poison for the planet.  My actions are similar to the artist above.  I should make a change. ===

Iraqis do not agree that The Surge has worked

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

Let’s ask the Iraqis what they think about The Surge.  Story is here

Horrible horrible interventionism in the Middle East led by the USA

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

Horrible horrible interventionism in the Middle East led by the USA.  Story is here

FOX News and their blatant support of the Bush Administration

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

Jon Stewart does a great job of going back in time showing how scared the FOX “News” people were with President Clinton having power and how happy they are today with Bush being the sole person to declare someone an enemy combatant.  Story and video is here

Cheney/Bush need to get their lies straight on the future of Iraq and possible outcomes

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

Cheney says one thing and Bush says another concerning a pullout from Iraq.  Cheney’s comments are just insane…it would be as if one of those polygamist cults in Colorado or Arizona would be able to control our economy if we let them continue.  Story is here.  It was so crazy White House PRess Secretary Dana Perino had no clue as to what to say.

The US corporations that helped stock Iraq with war materials

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

The list of US corporations that helped stock Iraq with weapons etc.  List is here

How is the world of crime fighting going to change?

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

Things in America are becoming very scary.  There will be satellites monitoring our activities in the next couple of years.  America is not America any more.

Two online documentaries you must see- Zeitgeist!

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

The original movie is Zeitgeist and the new movie is Zeitgeist Remastered.  Both are about 2 hours long and well worth the investment of time.  They are free and posted fully online.  They describe several lies perpetuated throughout the ages and the truth of what is being perpetuated.  The missing of these movies is to miss out on several things that are happening in our world.  Both are not to be missed. 

This guy wants to be President of the United States?

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

If we want to elect another person who does not understand the issues of the day then this certainly is a big red light that the electorate of the nation doesn’t deserve to vote.  Video is here  Another video is here

Keep saying to yourself and maybe you will believe it…

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

America is a peace loving country!  Video is here

In America, we believe in having fair trials for some defendants but not for others.

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

At Guantánamo, the government has been making up the rules as it goes along. This should be shocking and unacceptable to all Americans.  The ACLU will test whether this is right or wrong.  Story is here.