9/11 -- The Gift That Keeps on Giving
(I feel a rant coming on......)Beware of Profanity of Author
So what if the Bush administration wants to conduct illegal wiretaps, they
are fighting the terrorists!
So what if the Bush administration wants to attack a country that has never
attacked us and was not a threat to us, they are fighting the terrorists!
The Rise of the Rebels
by William Greider
The political news from Connecticut did not seem earth-shaking on its face, but the
New York Times and the Washington Post were both sufficiently alarmed to put
the story on page one. Some upstart citizens are talking about challenging their warrior
senator, Joe Lieberman, by running an antiwar candidate against him next fall. The Wall
Street Journal went ballistic. Its hysterical editorial denounced the "liberal animosity"
toward Wall Street's favorite Democrat.
The Democratic Party is never going to change substantively and again become a reform
party with a serious agenda until some of its blood is spilled in the same fashion. For years,
incumbent Dems have distanced themselves from fundamental convictions, confident the
party's "base" wouldn't do anything about it beyond whimpering. Until now, the cynicism
was well founded. Galvanized by the war, disgusted with weak-spined party leaders, the
rank-and-file may at last be ready to bite back.
'The Karl Rove Syndrome'
Contributed by liberalgirlnextdoor on Friday, December 23 @ 10:12:23 EST
It's not about winning at any cost; it's about winning with a philosophy that
resonates with the American public. There seems to be a lot of Rove envy
within the ranks of the Democratic Party that continues to foster the idea
that if we only had a tactician like Rove, we could win elections too. While I
too believe that political strategy is sorely lacking in Democratic campaigns,
what we really are missing is a philosophical thrust, a core of beliefs at the
center from which our political rhetoric can flow.
'Republican sex freaks'
Posted on Tuesday, December 06 @ 10:19:51 EST
Margaret Kimberley, Black Commentator
What would the corporate media say if a powerful Democrat wrote a novel
about children having sex with animals? Thanks to that party's incompetence
there aren't any powerful Dems these days, but we can imagine the outcry.
Fox News would have a week long expose on Democratic depravity. Potentate
pundits would lament the Democrats inability to connect with Christians in the heartland.
Lewis Libby was until recently a very powerful Republican. He was Vice President
Cheney's chief of staff until he was indicted for obstructing justice and lying to a
grand jury. He also fantasizes about little girls and bears.
In his novel, The Apprentice, Libby imagined a caged bear having sex with children.
'Selling out his country'
Posted on Tuesday, December 06 @ 10:05:45 EST
Mark Shields, The Ocala Star-Banner
Yes, Randy "Duke" Cunningham was both the first U.S. ace -- a combat pilot
who shoots down five enemy aircraft -- of the Vietnam war and a "Top Gun"
Navy pilot. Those credentials helped him in 1990 to win election from San Diego
to the Congress, where according to his official bio, he was "recognized by several
law enforcement agencies for his tough-on-crime position." And where he spoke
often and emotionally of his commitment to and "passion for national security."
If hypocrisy were an Olympic event, Rep. Cunningham, R-Calif., would win both
the gold and silver medals.
Absurd Alito Polling - In The Hands Of Pre$$titutes,
Polls Are Dangerous Things
Yesterday we commented on a CNN segment about public impressions of
Samuel Alito: "What a joke. CNN, taking us for idiots, is reporting a CNN/USAT/Gallup
poll on Samuel Alito's favorable ratings with the American public. Even professional
political observers and online political junkies are still sorting through his record to
figure out where he stands. And CNN expects us to believe that average Americans
already know if he's "in the mainstream" or if they have a "favorable impression" of
him? Pre$$titutes are adept at using polls to shape public opinion and create self-reinforcing
loops. CNN and Gallup are experts at this charade."
Republicans: Is this a Nixon Moment?
I once interviewed a Republican who, during the Watergate years, worked
as a civilian employee at the Pentagon. Everyday at lunch he and his colleagues
would argue about whether Richard Nixon had actually done anything wrong.
As the Watergate investigation progressed, the number of people who took Nixon’s
side dwindled until this gentleman was the only one left.
Mobilize to Impeach Bush
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
November 2, the first anniversary of Bush's "re-election", we will take the first
major step in this by organizing a truly massive day of resistance all over this country.
People everywhere will walk out of school, they will take off work, they will come to
the downtowns and town squares and set out from there, going through the streets and
calling on many more to JOIN US. They will repudiate this criminal regime, making a
powerful statement: "NO! THIS REGIME DOES NOT REPRESENT US! AND WE
WILL DRIVE IT OUT!"
Bunker days with Reichsfuehrer George
Date: Monday, October 10 @ 10:21:16 EDT
By Mike Whitney
Bush's speech to the National Endowment for Democracy was a long and tedious journey through the shadowy world of terrorism. It was loaded with the same wearisome phantoms and dreary evil-doers that have appeared in every Bush speech since September 2001. Bush is beginning to sound like the three wheeled ox-cart trundling down the road emitting the same shrill screech with every rotation. The man needs some new material.
His dismal performance on Thursday further demonstrated his inability to grasp reality or to deal with the mess he's created. He dredged up the lackluster imagery of 9-11 to cobble together a 40 minute monologue that excluded every topic of national interest except terrorism. Even his audience, which was chock-full of flag-waving jingoes and "democracy-spreading" zealots, appeared dumbstruck.
Senator John Kerry’s Talk with Joe, the Webmaster,
at the U-2 Concert
Senator Kerry does not seem to be outraged by the fact that George Bush
stole the election from him by computer fraud and voters suppression. John Kerry
does not seem to be outraged by the unbelievable conspiracy theory told by
George Bush and the 9/11 Commission about what happened on 9/11.
George Bush in Hell
by David Michael Green
You would not want to be George W. Bush right now.
Not that you ever would anyhow, but especially not now. Indeed,
there are indications that not even George W. Bush wants to be
George W. Bush right now.