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The following articles summaries are listed chronologically
with the most recent posted articles on the top of this page.
Each article heading is a link to the article itself. Most of
these articles can also be found under the page headings
"Bush Atrocities", "Bush Illegal Wiretaps", "Katrina" and
By Allan Uthman, Buffalo Beast
Posted on May 26, 2006, Printed on December 30, 2006
Is the U.S. becoming a police state? Here are the top 10 signs that it may
well be the case.
Gerald Ford's Mixed Legacy
The disclosure that Gerald Ford opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq
but embargoed his objections until after his death fits with his
contradictory legacy as a national leader who opposed the imperial
presidency while laying the groundwork for its restoration.
Anthrax Attacks on U.S. Congress Were Inside Job
By Sherwood Ross
December 23, 2006
ANTHRAX ATTACK ON U.S. CONGRESS MADE BY FT. DETRICK, MD.,
SCIENTIST AND COVERED UP BY FBI, EXPERT SAYS
Neocon Lapdogs: "Round Up Traitors And Put Them
Congress preserves and improves internment camps and neocon critics call for
them to be used to contain "traitors"
Steve Watson & Paul Watson
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
In a discussion concerning Joy Behar comparing Donald Rumsfeld to Hitler, a
Fox News guest yesterday asserted that people like her should be rounded up and
put in detention camps because they are traitors.
Living Under Fascism
7 November 2004
First UU Church of Austin
March 7, 2005: This sermon by Rev. Dr. Davidson Loehr, originally delivered on
November 7, 2004, has recently been the subject of discussion on Air America 's
"Morning Sedition" as well as in other media outlets.
SERMON: Living Under Fascism
You may wonder why anyone would try to use the word "fascism" in a serious
discussion of where America is today. It sounds like cheap name-calling, or
melodramatic allusion to a slew of old war movies. But I am serious. I don't
mean it as name-calling at all.
Halliburton Detention Camps For Political Subversives
Paul Joseph Watson/Prison Planet.com | February 1 2006
In another shining example of modern day corporate fascism, it was announced recently
that Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root had been awarded a $385 million
dollar contract by Homeland Security to construct detention and processing facilities in
the event of a national emergency.
The language of the preamble to the agreement veils the program with talk of temporary
migrant holding centers, but it is made clear that the camps will also be used "as the
development of a plan to react to a national emergency."
Olbermann Video: Bush Would Sell America Out to Preserve
Click on "Olbermann Video" Above to Watch Video
09/29/2006 @ 10:13 am
Filed by David Edwards
A draft report from the House Government Reform committee, to be released
this morning, says that indicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff had many more
connections to the Bush Administration than the White House had originally
reported. Abramoff's billing records and emails indicate that, over a three year
period, he had 485 lobbying contacts with the White House. 10 of those contacts
were with Karl Rove.
Bush's 'Dirty War' Amnesty Law
By Robert Parry
September 23, 2006
The United States is following the lead of “dirty war” nations, such as Argentina
and Chile, in enacting what amounts to an amnesty law protecting U.S. government
operatives, apparently up to and including President George W. Bush, who have
committed or are responsible for human rights crimes.
Make a Call: Don't Let the White House Bully
Congress on Spying
A federal judge has ruled that the Bush administration's warrantless surveillance
program violates the Constitution and must stop. But the White House and its allies
are continuing to pressure Congress for new and expanded government spying powers.
Help convince Congress to support the rule of law, not unchecked executive power.
Call your elected officials today and ask them to reject Dick Cheney's new spying
proposals, before these bad bills leave committee and face highly politicized debates
in early September in the Senate and the House.
August 31, 2006, 5:06 pm
President Bush’s recess appointment today of lawyer Paul DeCamp,to be
administrator of the Wage and Hour Division at the Department of Labor drew
quick fire from some Democrats, particularly those seeking to make Wal-Mart
a campaign issue. Bush nominated him for the post, but the Senate hasn’t acted
on the confirmation. At the law firm of Gibson Dunn, DeCamp has represented
employers and defended Wal-Mart in a big employment-discrimination case.
Bush’s Control of Foreign Journalists
Aug. 28, 2006 -- SPECIAL REPORT FROM EUROPE. Information visas
(I-Visa) -- a Bush administration method for controlling the foreign media's
coverage of the United States.
You're a foreign journalist and you want to visit the United States to cover a
story. If you think it is as easy as hopping on an airplane, even if you are a
citizen or resident of a visa-waiver country, guess again. Journalists wishing
to travel to the United States -- whether they are with print, television, radio,
or Internet media -- must first obtain an "I-Visa" from the U.S. embassy or
selected consulates responsible for their jurisdictions. Freelance journalists
who are not under contract to a U.S.-recognized media organization need not apply.
Artificial Recovery, Real Job Losses
Posted on Tuesday, August 22 @ 09:51:54 EDT
Will the Unemployed Become Cannon Fodder for Bush's Wars?
Readers want to know why I have not reported on the payroll jobs statistics for the
past two months. Does this mean, they ask, that the situation has turned around and
that the US economy is again creating jobs in export and import-competitive sectors?
Alas, no. I did not write about the past two payroll jobs data reports, because it is the
same distressing story that other readers say they are bored with hearing.
The July report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics lists 113,000 new jobs, all of which are in services.
That's right, old JFK says everything that’s happening now is basically...well... unamerican...
This is an excerpt from his speech "President and the Press."
I encourage you to listen to it first and not view the picture show on the video in front of you as the
words speak for themselves.
Its a rushed job with this video as you can see, but I wanted to get it up as soon as possible.
This speech applies to so much going on today, you will understand why "they" had him killed.
By PAUL KRUGMAN
Published: July 28, 2006
The Bush administration continues to be remarkably successful at rewriting history.
Amid everything else that’s going wrong in the world, here’s one more piece of depressing
news: a ... Harris Poll reported that 50 percent of Americans now believe that Iraq had weapons
of mass destruction when we invaded, up from 36 percent in February 2005. Meanwhile, 64
percent still believe that Saddam had strong links with Al Qaeda.
At one level, this shouldn’t be all that surprising. The people now running America never accept
inconvenient truths. Long after facts they don’t like have been established, whether it’s the absence
of any wrongdoing by the Clintons in the Whitewater affair or the absence of W.M.D. in Iraq, the
propaganda machine ... is still at work, seeking to flush those facts down the memory hole.
Lou Dobbs Slams Bush on Signing Statements
Published: Monday July 24, 2006
Lou Dobbs took a critical look at President Bush's use of signing statements. An American Bar Association task
force has determined that the president's use of signing statements are a violation of the Constitution. Signing statements
are similar to a line-item veto which the Supreme Court said was unconstitutional.
Dobbs quotes the ABA, "This is an outrage being perpetrated against the Constitution of the United States."
by Greg Palast
[Friday, July 21.] God lost this time. I counted: Bush mentioned God only six times in his
speech to the NAACP yesterday. The winner was 'faith' — which got seven mentions, though
if you count "The Creator" as God, well, then the Lord tied it.
Coming in right behind God and Faith, other big mentions in the First Home Boy's rap included:
The Voting Rights Act, his family’s "commitment to civil rights," the "death tax," rebuilding New
Orleans, "public school choice" and "soft bigotry."
As the philosopher Aretha Franklin once said, "Who’s zoomin’ who?"
Let’s take it one point at a time.
by Greg Palast
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Don't check the casket. I know he's back. When I saw those lights flickering out at La Guardia
Airport yesterday and heard the eerie shrieks and moans in the dark, broiling subway tunnels,
I just knew it: Ken Lay's alive! We can see his spirit in every flickering lightbulb from Kansas to
Queens as we head into America's annual Blackout season.
It wasn't always so. For decades, America had nearly the best, most reliable electricity system on
the planet and, though we grumbled, electricity bills were among the planet's lowest. It was all
thanks to Franklin Roosevelt and the Public Utility Holding Company Act which allowed for tough
regulation of the power monopolies. They were told what they could charge, the maximum profit
they could take and -- what I think about when the lights dim -- exactly how much they had to invest
to keep the juice flowing.
But then, in 1992, a Texas oil man, George H.W. Bush, ordered to evacuate the White House by
two-thirds of the US electorate, gave his Houston crony, Ken Lay, a billion-dollar good-bye kiss:
Bush's signature authorizing deregulation of electricity.
By Cenk Uygur, HuffingtonPost.com
Posted on July 19, 2006, Printed on July 19, 2006
You know it, I know it and the American people know it. But everyone is afraid to say it.
They say it privately, but people are afraid of saying it publicly because you will be branded as
a liberal, elite, intellectual snob. But believe me, you don't have to be an intellectual to see how
painfully stupid our president is.
Just look at the conversation he is having with world leaders at the G-8 summit. Mikes picked up
the casual talk between the world leaders. Forget that Bush appears to have three sandwiches in
his mouth while talking. Forget that he calls out to the Prime Minister of Britain as if he is Flounder
in "Animal House." Forget that he uses profanity. I don't give a shit about those things.
Are Enron Bankers/Witnesses Being Murdered?
Steve Watson / Infowars | July 12 2006
With the latest revelation that a body discovered in North-east London is that of a banker
intimately connected with the Enron fraud case, one has to begin to ask why are there so many
"unexplained" deaths linked to this case?
NY Times Editorial Calls Out White House Traitors
Well, better late than never. Frank Rich of the New York Times finally uses the word
"traitor" to describe those in the White House who are running this country. As VR
affiliate Raw Story puts it: http://www.rawstory.com.
Defending journalists who have been castigated as traitors for exposing government blunders,
New York Times columnist Frank Rich writes that any "witch hunt" for traitors should begin
in the White House.
By Greg Palast, AlterNet
Posted on June 23, 2006, Printed on June 23, 2006
They finally put Dan Rather out of his misery at CBS. CEO Leslie Moonves put on his
best mourning face, offering upon Rather's departure, "He had a very distinguished career.
I'm sorry he's leaving us." However sorry Moonves may be, he still sent Rather to the glue
factory -- all for reporting the truth. But not all of it.
Rather's "unsubstantiated story of Bush's military service" (says USA Today) got him canned.
Yet, all the poor man did was repeat a story the Brits put on BBC Television a year earlier --
that Poppy Bush put in the fix to get his son out of 'Nam and into the Texas Air Guard, spending
his war years guarding Houston from Viet Cong attack.
But Dan never reported this: the documentation from inside the US Department of Justice
detailing the fix. Why not? Because it opened up a far more serious charge: that those who
kept Little George out of war's way ended up very well rewarded. The BBC, the world's biggest
network, ran that full story -- from the evidence of the fix to the evidence of the lucrative
pay-backs -- and the BBC never retracted a comma of it. Nor, by the way, has the White House
denied our accusations despite our repeated offers to respond.
Who Will Be Left Behind?
Date: Monday, June 19 @ 09:46:34 EDT
Topic: Liberals And The Left
Ezekiel Jones, OpEdNews
I'm an American who left the U. S. for Europe a year ago in part because of concerns
about the worsening political situation in my country of birth. Last week, under my pen
name "Ezekiel," I've had two articles published: "Why Americans Should Be Packing Their
Bags NOW and " Get Your Assets Out Of The U. S. NOW."
Hundreds upon hundreds have responded by email and requested my free monthly newsletter,
and the stories that many of them shared with me about their situations have left me wondering
in the middle of the night what will happen to these people. Some are so wrapped up in the patterns
of their daily lives that they are constantly trying to convince themselves that it's safe to stay. Others
are so afraid that they cannot imagine that any place is safe. The ones who worry me most are those
who badly want to leave but are hindered either by a lack of resources or a criminal record that makes
gaining admittance into another country much harder.
Who will be left behind if full-blown fascism arrives in America on the heels of another terrorist attack
(real or sham) or financial collapse or martial law imposed to wipe out opposition to another hopeless war?
Latest Tax Cut
Let's say you have a brother who just can't manage money or pay his bills. He's in
debt up to his eyeballs. His kids aren't getting adequate medical care or education because
of his spending.
Five years ago, he did have money, but blew it all, and more, on a wasteful and destructive
foreign adventure that made your family a lot of enemies. Last week, however, he topped that.
He arranged to borrow a whole lot, most of it, presumably, from the Chinese. But he didn't
use it to pay his bills; he gave most of it to a bunch of millionaires who didn't need it, to curry
favor with them.
So you tell me: Is it time that we stepped in and did an intervention, or whatever it's called,
before our family is ruined forever?
Guess what: Surprise, surprise — this is a story about you, dear comrades! Your recklessly
insolvent brother is our own smirking, stoop-shouldered George W. Bush, the worst president in history.
Sunday, April 30, 2006
On March 24, 2006, The Boston Globe published an article by Charlie Savage reporting that
the President, after signing into law the bill which renewed the Patriot Act, issued a "signing statement"
making clear that "he did not consider himself bound" to comply with various reporting provisions
in the law and therefore reserved the right to violate them. The article was extraordinary because it
noted that the Patriot Act signing statement was merely "the latest in a string of high-profile instances
in which Bush has cited his constitutional authority to bypass a law" -- and the article tied that ideology
of lawlessness to, among other things, the President's deliberate violations of FISA when ordering
warrantless eavesdropping on Americans.
Updated 5/11/2006 10:38 AM ET
By Leslie Cauley, USA TODAY
The National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone call records of tens of millions
of Americans, using data provided by AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth, people with direct knowledge of
the arrangement told USA TODAY.
The NSA program reaches into homes and businesses across the nation by amassing information about
the calls of ordinary Americans — most of whom aren't suspected of any crime. This program does not
involve the NSA listening to or recording conversations. But the spy agency is using the data to analyze
calling patterns in an effort to detect terrorist activity, sources said in separate interviews.
President's Monday Night Speech Will Show GOP Continues
To Follow Nazi Path
by Thomas J. Bico
May 13, 2006 – The comparisons of the current GOP to the Nazis in 1930's Germany have
been frequent and inescapable. The wars of aggression, the propaganda, the intolerance of dissent,
the overt and constant use of hatred, fear, and repetitive lies, the setup of concentration camps,
sending people away to the camps indefinitely and without trial, torturing them while they are there,
overtly admitting that torture is something they feel they need to do. This week we also learned that
during the past five years the GOP has also been emulating the Nazis in rounding up as much personal
information about everyone in the nation as possible.
But people have not truly been too worried about things because there is a lingering doubt that the American
GOP would ever turn the corner from 1930's Nazism to the more deadly 1940's version. However for
any who had that doubt, Monday night marks the end of that doubt and the beginning of the American
GOP's turn from 1930's brand Nazism to 1940's round 'em up Nazism.
It wasn't until the Nazis had depleted and bankrupt the nation due to wars of aggression that they began
rounding up Jews, gays, Catholics, and others by the trainload. They needed a scapegoat, they needed to
look as if they were addressing the nation's problems, but there were quite simply no more wars that could
be started abroad with the resources available.
The current American GOP has found itself in that position. Massively in debt, the army stretched thin, the
poll number shows they are likely on their way out. And so, following the Nazi playbook, the GOP launched,
starting this past December, a crusade to round up 12 million dark skinned people and send them to prisons.
That is exactly what the bill Rep. Sensenbrenner (R) and his GOP colleagues passed in December called for.
Next CIA Head Backed Spying on Citizens
"Doesn't Understand" 4th Amendment
The nomination of Negroponte's right hand man to head the CIA signifies a further crackdown
on civil liberties and the forging ahead of the semi-secret Total Information Awareness Program.
Steve Watson & Alex Jones / Prisonplanet | May 7 2006
General Michael V. Hayden is favorite to step up to take the head position at the CIA after the
resignation of Porter J Goss who stepped down in advance of the revelations that he and a top aide
may have attended Watergate poker parties where bribes and hookers were provided to corrupt congressmen.
Hayden is National Intelligence Director John Negroponte's senior deputy.
"Such a move would bring further power to Mr Negroponte, a rising star of the administration." reports the
Negroponte’s job is to coordinate the work of 16 different intelligence agencies, including the CIA and the
giant National Security Agency, which eavesdrops on international communications, as well as the Energy
Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The role was created immediately after 9/11 and ties in with the Defense Department's
Total Information Awareness Program, which seeks to gather a "lifetime paper trail" of all citizens
and centralize the information on a giant database.
The co-ordination of all intelligence gathering services by Negroponte is the first step of this nightmarish
Orwellian program. The excuse for all this is of course the war on terror.
Life in Bush Economy: Fat, Drunk and Broke
A Nation of Waitresses and Bartenders
By Paul Craig Roberts
05/08/06 -- The Bureau of Labor Statistics payroll jobs report released May 5 says the economy
created 131,000 private sector jobs in April. Construction added 10,000 jobs, natural resources,
mining and logging added 8,000 jobs, and manufacturing added 19,000. Despite this unusual gain,
the economy has 10,000 fewer manufacturing jobs than a year ago.
Most of the April job gain --72%--is in domestic services, with education and health services (primarily
health care and social assistance) and waitresses and bartenders accounting for 55,000 jobs or 42% of the
total job gain. Financial activities added 26,000 jobs and professional and business services added 28,000.
Retail trade lost 36,000 jobs.
During 2001 and 2002 the US economy lost 2,298,000 jobs. These lost jobs were not regained until early
in February 2005. From February 2005 through April 2006, the economy has gained 2,584 jobs (mainly in
The total job gain for the 64 month period from January 2001 through April 2006 is 7,000,000 jobs less
than the 9,600,000 jobs necessary to stay even with population growth during that period. The unemployment
rate is low because millions of discouraged workers have dropped out of the work force and are not counted as unemployed.
In 2005 the US had a current account deficit in excess of $800 billion. That means Americans consumed $800
billion more goods and services than they produced. A significant percentage of this figure is offshore production
by US companies for American markets.
The 'New Totalitarianism' Now Defines a Desperate Neo-con End Game
Date: Monday, May 01 @ 09:02:35 EDT
As the Bush/neo-con kleptocracy disintegrates in a toxic cloud of military defeat, economic bankruptcy,
environmental disaster and escalating mega-scandal, its attack on basic American freedoms---its "New
Totalitarianism"---has escalated to a desperate new level, including brutal Soviet-style prosecutions against
non-violent dissidents and an all-out offensive for state secrecy, including an attack on the internet.
But such honor and honesty comprise the New Totalitarianism's worst nightmare. With indictments
flowing deep into the kleptocracy, the most anti-democratic of all American regimes has just two tactics.
The first is to create a culture of fear while silencing the dissenters, by all means necessary.
The second is to rig voting machines and strip voter rolls to guarantee that no matter how deep dissent
actually carries in this country, it will have no tangible impact on who holds the reins of power. In
tandem comes the deliberate shrinking of the electorate through repressive ID requirements and
digitized voter registration lists. Thus far up to ten percent of the entire Ohio electorate---some
500,000 voters---have been stripped from the state's registration rolls, all from Democratic strongholds.
Bush Challenges Hundreds of Laws
President cites powers of his office
Comment: The headline should read "Bush BREAKS hundreds of laws". If you or I "challenged"
the law in the way Bush has we would be in jail.
WASHINGTON -- President Bush has quietly claimed the authority to disobey more than 750 laws
enacted since he took office, asserting that he has the power to set aside any statute passed by Congress
when it conflicts with his interpretation of the Constitution.
Among the laws Bush said he can ignore are military rules and regulations, affirmative-action provisions,
requirements that Congress be told about immigration services problems, ''whistle-blower" protections
for nuclear regulatory officials, and safeguards against political interference in federally funded research.
Legal scholars say the scope and aggression of Bush's assertions that he can bypass laws represent a
concerted effort to expand his power at the expense of Congress, upsetting the balance between the
branches of government. The Constitution is clear in assigning to Congress the power to write the laws
and to the president a duty ''to take care that the laws be faithfully executed." Bush, however, has
repeatedly declared that he does not need to ''execute" a law he believes is unconstitutional.
Impeachment Message in the New York Times
Yesterday's New York Times (Tues. April 25) carried a picture (above) on the first page of the
National Section featuring one of the campaign's huge signs reading "Guilty of War Crimes:
ImpeachBush.org," as part of an article about Bush becoming a liability for other candidates as he
travels around the country. With a national circulation of more than one million people, it has the
effect of letting more and more people know about the ImpeachBush.org movement.
The Corporate Control Of Society And Human Life
By Stephen Lendman
25 April, 2006
Large transnational corporations are clearly the dominant institution of our time. They're preeminent
throughout the world but especially in the Global North and its epicenter in the US. They control or greatly
influence what we eat and drink, where we live, what we wear, how we get most of our essential services
like health care and even what we're taught in schools up to the highest levels. They create and control
our sources of information and greatly influence how we think and our view of the world and them. They
even now own patents on our genetic code, the most basic elements of human life, and are likely planning
to manipulate and control them as just another commodity to exploit for profit in their brave new world
that should concern everyone. They also carefully craft their image and use catchy slogans to convince us
of their benefit to society and the world, like: "better things for better living through chemistry" (if you don't
mind toxic air, water and soil), "we bring good things to life" for them, not us), and "all the news that's fit to
print" (only if you love state and corporate friendly disinformation and propaganda). The slogans are clever,
but the truth is ugly.
By Evan Derkacz, AlterNet
Posted on April 26, 2006
Forget bird flu, impeachment is spreading across the nation, state by state.
On Tuesday afternoon, Rep. Dave Zuckerman (Prog.-VT) dropped the third of three nearly
unreported bombshells on the Bush administration. Zuckerman, along with 12 fellow lawmakers,
introduced a formal resolution for the Vermont state legislature to call on the U.S. House of
Representatives to impeach President George W. Bush.
With this resolution, Vermont joined the California and Illinois state legislatures, already embroiled
in impeachment debates of their own.
'36 Bush Disasters'
Posted on Saturday, April 15 @ 08:25:22 EDT
Conservative pundits such as Ann Coulter lash out against Democrats and liberals in general about
such issues as affirmative action, racial preferences, illegal immigration, and campus speech codes.
All of these issues necessitate finding an appropriate balance between freedom and regulation, usually
with different standards relevant to different circumstances. Excesses are possible, and there is often
room for criticism, even ridicule. On the other hand, such pundits avoid taking into account President
Bush's current foreign and domestic agenda, which is far more deserving of critical scrutiny. For most
of his supposedly conservative policy decisions are not debatable, as if one might reasonably support or
reject them at one level or another. Time and again they have simply been wrong and nothing but wrong.
Why we can no longer afford George W. Bush
Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006. An excerpt from an essay in the March 2006
Harper's Magazine. By Lewis H. Lapham.
A country is not only what it does—it is also what it puts up with, what it tolerates. —Kurt Tucholsky
On December 18 of last year, Congressman John Conyers Jr. (D., Mich.) introduced into the
House of Representatives a resolution inviting it to form “a select committee to investigate the
Administration's intent to go to war before congressional authorization, manipulation of pre-war
intelligence, encouraging and countenancing torture, retaliating against critics, and to make
recommendations regarding grounds for possible impeachment.” Although buttressed two
days previously by the news of the National Security Agency's illegal surveillance of the
American citizenry, the request attracted little or no attention in the press—nothing on television
or in the major papers, some scattered applause from the left-wing blogs, heavy sarcasm on the
websites flying the flags of the militant right. The nearly complete silence raised the question as to
what it was the congressman had in mind, and to whom did he think he was speaking? In time of
war few propositions would seem as futile as the attempt to impeach a president whose political
party controls the Congress; as the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee stationed
on Capitol Hill for the last forty years, Representative Conyers presumably knew that to expect the
Republican caucus in the House to take note of his invitation, much less arm it with the power of
subpoena, was to expect a miracle of democratic transformation and rebirth not unlike the one looked
for by President Bush under the prayer rugs in Baghdad. Unless the congressman intended some sort
of symbolic gesture, self-serving and harmless, what did he hope to prove or to gain? He answered the
question in early January, on the phone from Detroit during the congressional winter recess.
“To take away the excuse,” he said, “that we didn't know.” So that two or four or ten years from now,
if somebody should ask, “Where were you, Conyers, and where was the United States Congress?”
when the Bush Administration declared the Constitution inoperative and revoked the license of
parliamentary government, none of the company now present can plead ignorance or temporary
insanity, can say that “somehow it escaped our notice” that the President was setting himself up as a
supreme leader exempt from the rule of law.
Bush’s Impeachment As Serial Law Violator
In all 3 impeachment proceedings, the event which triggered the political impeachment process
was the President’s violation of a law. Once the impeachment process was underway, Congress
then determined what constituted an impeachable offense, and additional charges not based on legal
violations were added. Public support for impeaching Bush is highest for his NSA spying program,
but only if it turns out his actions were illegal. But, Congress may ratify Bush’s illegal actions with
new FISA legislation so that by operation of law his prior illegal actions will now be deemed legal,
and potentially provide Bush with a defense at least to the commencement of the impeachment process.
Should that occur, the purpose of this post is to review other laws that Bush has violated as a backup to
trigger the impeachment process.
Saturday, March 25, 2006
by Dr. Steve Jonas
In the United States a controversy rumbles with increasing intensity: are comparisons claiming that
George Bush and Adolf Hitler have much in common valid? I would like to weigh in on the side that
holds such comparisons indeed are not valid, for the following 17 reasons.
So, there are obviously significant differences between Bush and Hitler. Indeed, based on the examples
in this list, Bush is not Hitler. In fact, compared with Hitler, Bush is something of a piker. Yes, one
must conclude that such comparisons are totally unfair -- to Hitler.
By JENNIFER LOVEN, Associated Press WriterSat Mar 18, 12:52 PM ET
"Some look at the challenges in Iraq and conclude that the war is lost and not worth another dime
or another day," President Bush said recently.
Another time he said, "Some say that if you're Muslim you can't be free."
"There are some really decent people," the president said earlier this year, "who believe that the
federal government ought to be the decider of health care ... for all people."
Of course, hardly anyone in mainstream political debate has made such assertions.
A specialist in presidential rhetoric, Wayne Fields of Washington University in St. Louis, views
it as "a bizarre kind of double talk" that abuses the rules of legitimate discussion.
"It's such a phenomenal hole in the national debate that you can have arguments with nonexistent
people," Fields said. "All politicians try to get away with this to a certain extent. What's striking here
is how much this administration rests on a foundation of this kind of stuff."
by Paul Craig Roberts - 3/21/06
On March 17 William Rivers Pitt wrote that Bush is "deranged, disconnected, and dangerous."
In his March 20 Cleveland speech, Bush proved Pitt right.
Bush gave a delusional speech that shows he is detached from reality. "We’re going to help
the Iraqis build a strong democracy that will be an inspiration throughout the Middle East, a
democracy that’ll be a partner in the global war against the terrorists."
Has no one told Bush that the Iraqis cannot even agree to form a government?
Bush Puts America on Death Row
Posted on Thursday, March 16 @ 09:56:34 EST
Hardened cynics often accuse President George W. Bush of ruthlessly exploiting the
tragedy of 9/11 to advance his pre-set agenda of killing a whole heap of foreigners. This
is, of course, a calumnious slander against the Dear Leader's noble ambitions. For as he
clearly demonstrated last week, Bush is also exploiting the tragedy of 9/11 to advance his
pre-set agenda to kill a whole heap of Americans as well.
In yet another of those momentous degradations of public morality that go unremarked by
the ever-vigilant watchdogs of the national media, Bush slipped a measure into the revamped
"Patriot (sic) Act" he signed last week that will allow him to expedite the death penalty
process across the land, the Austin American-Statesman reports.
March 6, 2006 07:44 AM / The Rant .
By DOUG THOMPSON
Using many of the questionable surveillance and monitoring techniques that brought both
questions and criticism to his administration, President George W. Bush has launched a war
against reporters who write stories unfavorable to his actions and is planning to prosecute
journalists to make examples of them in his "war on terrorism."
Bush recently directed Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to use "whatever means at
your disposal" to wiretap, follow, harass and investigate journalists who have published
stories about the administration's illegal use of warrantless wiretaps, use of faulty intelligence
and anything else he deems "detrimental to the war on terror."
Reporters for The New York Times, which along with Capitol Hill Blue revealed use of the National
Security Agency to monitor phone calls and emails of Americans, say FBI agents have interviewed
them and criminal prosecutors at the Justice Department admit they are laying "the groundwork
for a grand jury that could lead to criminal charges,"
By EDMUND L. ANDREWS
Published: March 4, 2006
WASHINGTON, March 3 — President Bush's budget would increase the federal deficit by
$35 billion this year and by more than $1.2 trillion over the next decade, the Congressional Budget
Office reported on Friday.
The nonpartisan budget office said that Mr. Bush's tax-cutting proposals would cost about $1.7
trillion over the next 10 years and that his proposals to partly privatize Social Security would cost
about $312 billion during that period.
The office also said Mr. Bush's proposals to save money on Medicare, Medicaid and most
nonmilitary programs would offset about one-third of the cost of his other proposals.
FEMA CONCENTRATION CAMPS: Locations and
There over 800 prison camps in the United States, all fully operational and ready to
receive prisoners. They are all staffed and even surrounded by full-time guards, but they
are all empty. These camps are to be operated by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management
Agency) should Martial Law need to be implemented in the United States and all it would take
is a presidential signature on a proclamation and the attorney general's signature on a warrant
to which a list of names is attached. Ask yourself if you really want to be on Ashcroft's list.
Bush's War on History
By Robert Parry
March 1, 2006
“History will be on the ballot,” I wrote two days before Election 2000, though I didn’t
comprehend how much the nation’s ability to know its recent past was weighing in the balance.
Indeed, declassification of records was not even a blip on the campaign’s radar screen,
certainly nothing compared to the news media’s interest in Vice President Al Gore’s “earth-tone”
clothing or Texas Gov. George W. Bush’s pledge to restore “honor and decency” to the White House.
Facing that deadline while taking the oath of office on Jan. 20, 2001, George W. Bush
had his White House counsel Alberto Gonzales draft up paperwork that first suspended
and then gutted the law. Bush’s Nov. 1, 2001, executive order granted former national
executives – and their families – the right to control the documents indefinitely.
Bush’s order amounted to a grant of hereditary power over the nation’s history. Because
of his father’s 12 years as Vice President and President and his own possible eight years
as President, Bush’s order could mean that control over 20 years of American history
might someday be invested in the hands of the Bush Twins, Jenna and Barbara.
Nuking the Economy
Weekend Edition, February 11-12, 2006
Forget Iran, Americans Should be Hysterical About This
By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS
Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics re-benchmarked the payroll jobs data back
to 2000. Thanks to Charles McMillion of MBG Information Services, I have the adjusted
data from January 2001 through January 2006. If you are worried about terrorists, you
don't know what worry is.
Job growth over the last five years is the weakest on record. The US economy came
up more than 7 million jobs short of keeping up with population growth. That's one
good reason for controlling immigration. An economy that cannot keep up with population
growth should not be boosting population with heavy rates of legal and illegal immigration.
Over the past five years the US economy experienced a net job loss in goods producing
activities. The entire job growth was in service-providing activities--primarily credit intermediation,
health care and social assistance, waiters, waitresses and bartenders, and state and local government.
US manufacturing lost 2.9 million jobs, almost 17% of the manufacturing work force.
The wipeout is across the board. Not a single manufacturing payroll classification created a single new job.
Photos of Bush and Abramoff
Collapse of U.S. Economy Imminent
In its attempt to establish a world empire dominating every nation on
the planet, the U.S. has exhausted its ability to finance the expansion
and the country now faces imminent financial collapse. From all indications,
it looks like 2006 will spell the end for America.
Bush to Criminalize Protesters under Patriot Act as "Disruptors"
Wed Jan 11, 2006 at 07:27:26 PM PDT
Bush wants to create the new criminal of "disruptor" who can be jailed for the crime of
"disruptive behavior." A "little-noticed provision" in the latest version of the Patriot Act will
empower Secret Service to charge protesters with a new crime of "disrupting major events
including political conventions and the Olympics." Secret Service would also be empowered
to charge persons with "breaching security" and to charge for "entering a restricted area" which is "
where the President or other person protected by the Secret Service is or will be temporarily visiting."
In short, be sure to stay in those wired, fenced containments or free speech zones.
Bush Advisor Says President Has Legal Power to Torture Children
By Philip Watts
01/08/06 "revcom.us" -- -- John Yoo publicly argued there is no law that could prevent
the President from ordering the torture of a child of a suspect in custody – including by
crushing that child’s testicles.
This came out in response to a question in a December 1st debate in Chicago with Notre
Dame professor and international human rights scholar Doug Cassel.
What is particularly chilling and revealing about this is that John Yoo was a key architect
post-9/11 Bush Administration legal policy.
Lobbyist, Prosecutors Said Close to Deal
By TONI LOCY, Associated Press Writer Fri Dec 30, 5:27 PM ET
Federal prosecutors and lawyers for Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff consulted
briefly Friday with a federal judge in Miami as they put the finishing touches on a
plea deal that could be announced as early as Tuesday, according to sources familiar
with the negotiations.
The plea agreement would secure the lobbyist's testimony against several members of
Congress who received favors from him or his clients.
Pentagon devising scenarios for martial law in US
by repost Monday, Dec. 12, 2005 at 10:24 AM
"The article thus appears to be a deliberate leak conducted for the
purpose of accustoming the American population to the prospect of
military rule. . . . Keating said such situations, if they arise,
probably would be temporary, with lead responsibility passing back
to civilian authorities." A remarkable phrase: "probably would be
temporary." In other words, the military takeover might not be
temporary, and could become permanent!
Lawmaker Wants Bush and Cheney Censured
Tue Dec 20, 4:53 PM ET
Rep. John Conyers (news, bio, voting record), D-Mich., called Tuesday for
Congress to censure President Bush and Vice President Cheney, saying they
misled lawmakers on the decision to go to war in Iraq.
House Opens Way for Oil Drilling in Artic
The Associated Press
Monday 19 December 2005
House lawmakers opened the way for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife
Refuge as one of their last acts of an all-night session Monday bringing their legislative
year to a close.
The ANWR provision was attached to a major defense bill, forcing many opponents
of oil and gas exploration in the barren northern Alaska range to vote for it. The bill,
passed 308-106, also included money for hurricane relief and bird flu preventive measures.
Privacy concerns delay legislation
WASHINGTON -- Capping another tough week for President Bush and top
Republicans in Congress, a bipartisan backlash yesterday forced congressional
leaders to shelve a bill to extend provisions of the USA Patriot Act that expire at
the end of the year.
Click on Title Above to Watch This Video
9/11, Fear, and the Selling of American Empire.
Hijacking Catastrophe is powerful, understated, straightforward and educational.
In a single meticulously organized hour of evidence and analysis, viewers are treated
to a thoughtful explanation of modern American empire, neo-conservatism as a driving force
for the current Bush administration
Conspiracy of Silence
A True Story About Sex, Child Abuse, Murder and Drugs,
Covered up By Authorities
"Conspiracy of Silence", a documentary listed for viewing in
TV Guide Magazine was to be aired on the Discovery Channel,
on May 3, 1994. This documentary exposed a network of religious
leaders and Washington politicians who flew children to Washington D.C.
for sex orgies. Many children suffered the indignity of wearing nothing
but their underwear and a number displayed on a piece of cardboard
hanging from their necks when being auctioned off to foreigners in
Las Vegas , Nevada and Toronto , Canada . At the last minute before
airing, unknown congressmen threatened the TV Cable industry with
restrictive legislation if this documentary was aired. Almost immediately,
the rights to the documentary were purchased by unknown persons who
had ordered all copies destroyed. A copy of this videotape was furnished
anonymously to former Nebraska state senator and attorney John De Camp
who made it available to retired F.B.I. chief, Ted L. Gunderson. While the video
quality is not top grade, this tape is a blockbuster in what is revealed by the participants involved.
11/18/2005 @ 3:22 pm
Filed by RAW STORY
Michael Scanlon has agreed to testify against one-time business partner
Jack Abramoff in any future criminal case involving the ex-lobbying superstar
TOP 10 THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW
ABOUT JACK ABRAMOFF
by Daniel Hopsicker
The MadCowMorningNews has learned that the same so-called "war
cabal" being accused of selling a "bill of goods" to justify the
war in Iraq also led earlier efforts to convince the American
people of the necessity of going to war, in support of the
Contras in the mid-1980's, and before the Gulf War under the
first President Bush, and funded through the same methods and
sources being investigated in the Abramoff scandals today.
Bush's War on Veterans
November 9, 2005
By Mary Shaw
On Friday, November 11, Americans will observe Veteran's Day. This
is a day set aside to honor our war veterans. I cannot think of a more
worthy purpose for a holiday.
Now let me guess: this Veteran's Day, George W. Bush will strut his way
into a specially choreographed photo opportunity and smirk and say some
carefully crafted yet predictable and hollow-sounding words about how the
American people appreciate the sacrifices that our veterans have made in the
noble quest to defend freedom and democracy.
And he will be right. We the people do appreciate the sacrifices that our veterans
After all, our brave veterans made those sacrifices while Dubya's congressman
dad pulled enough strings to get his boy out of harm's way and into the elite
Texas Air National Guard to avoid Vietnam.
HURRICANE KATRINA, ANOTHER IMPEACHABLE CRIME
A MESSAGE FROM RAMSEY CLARK
The stunning human tragedy of Katrina makes the impeachment of President Bush
more urgent. His priority is not poor people, but militarism to exploit the
poor at home and abroad.
United States National Response Plan
In December of 2004, the Federal government, via the Department of Homeland
Security issued its United States National Response Plan. Thanks to an
excellent diary by georgia10, I am now fully enlightened that the National
Response Plan is essentially a contract that the government signs to ensure
that "Incidents of National Significance" receive right and proper Federal
support. The President's role in this is to:...