June 7, 2004 Monday
Lawyers said Bush not bound by torture laws - WSJ
Iraqi newspaper editor in Bush protest plea
Online.ie, Ireland - 6-7-04
The editor of an Iraqi newspaper has appealed to Irish people to take to the streets during George Bush's forthcoming visit and ... The daily struggle for Iraqi ...
Bush asserts US did not rush invasion of Iraq
Boston Globe, MA | June 7, 2004. WASHINGTON -- The United States did not rush the invasion of Iraq, President Bush said yesterday as he ...
Pump it up, Al!
"George Tenet should also resign. I want to offer a special word about George Tenet, because he is a personal friend and I know him to be a good and decent man. It is especially painful to call for his resignation, but I have regretfully concluded that it is extremely important that our country have new leadership at the CIA immediately." Al Gore Psychic, 5-31-04
Wars Put Strain On National Guard washingtonpost.com
21 Killed in Attacks on Iraqi Police Officers and U.S. Forces Los Angeles Times
US releases 320 prisoners from Abu Ghraib facility Salt Lake Tribune, UT
Wizard of Whimsy
George Bush, his election guaranteed, has a Vision for America, and though he has not elaborated on that Vision, one may discern that Vision from bills pending in congress, and words before the Evangelical Community, to wit:
1. It will no longer be necessary to vote, as the Diebold machines will take over that task. Even if you show up to vote, the Diebold machines will vote for you.
2. The nation will be safer, as the Patriot's Act finally got rid of that pesky Bill of Rights. Now, all that is necessary is for George Bush to determine that one is a threat to the country, and the problem is solved. No need to bother with letting the threat know the charges, informing a relative, filing charges, providing proof, permitting an attorney, a trial, judges, appeals. Wow, and two years later, the threat will confess. The Soviet Union never had it this good.
3. The sole purpose of Government will be to wage war, all other aspects of Government are to be the responsibility of the Community, and who better in the Community to take over the tasks of education, rehabilitation, healthcare, everything, but the Evangelical Community. To this task, upon the Diebold Election, Government outlays will be reduced every year ten percent or more, while grants and subsidies to Faith Based Charities will be increased. Glory Halleluiah.
4. After the Diebold Election, there will be National Service, either military or civilian, for two years of all eighteen year olds. There is much work to be done. In particular, the Evangelical Community, will send out missionaries all over the world, and at the expense of the taxpayer. Better to hasten Armageddon and the Return of Jesus.
5. The Faith Based Community mores and standards will become the national norm, and about time. Already, the teaching of safe sex and birth control other than abstinence, is the norm in every school that receives a Government Subsidy. Never mind that teenagers in America have more than four times the rate of STD's than Europe, for this is their punishment from the lord. Glory.
Yes, it is a brave new world that George Bush has prepared for us, and who better to lead the way than a man on a first name basis with Jesus himself. I, unfortunately, will not be able to participate, as I must, against my will, emigrate to Canada. Imagine how horrible my life will be: a nation not involved in a perpetual war and universal medical care, to name a few of the disadvantages. They are so misled that if George Bush were to show up there, he would involuntarily be committed. An ignorant country, but i must go.
You'll be safer and healthier in Canada. Will Canada extradite you if the US wants to draft you?
George Orwell was 20 years off with the title of his book 1984. Eh?
Good luck and thanks for writing.
US prepares long
farewell for Reagan
"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down that wall" June 12 1987
Recall that ol' Dutch frequently made arguments about history based on movies he half-recalled. He thought he'd liberated concentration camps. He invented what he called "a verbal message" from the Pope in support of his Central America policies, news to everyone in Vatican City. In 1985, Reagan one day announced that the vicious apartheid regime of P.W. Botha had already "eliminated the segregation that we once had in our own country." Eric Alterman - The Nation - 3-9-2000
Appears To Be in Active Phase
Washington Post - Jun 6, 2004
News of the Cheney interview, confirmed yesterday by a government official who was briefed on it and who refused to be identified publicly, comes on the heels ...
Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 911 Trailer
CNN sues for access to state voter list of possible felons South Florida Sun-Sentinel, FL
Before 9/11, One Warning Went Unheard Los Angeles Times
Weakened Bush seeks luster at G8 summit Xinhua, China
Black Republicans Growing in Georgia WTVM, GA
Questions arise over federal contracts Cherry Hill Courier Post, NJ
"Well, here's some good news. Violent crime is down 3.2%. That's great news. I guess a lot of violent criminals are learning it's easier just to become a CEO and embezzle the money." Jay Leno
Judge Delays First Enron Criminal Trial - Reuters
Impeaching Unstable Presidents?
“In meetings with top aides and administration officials, the President goes from quoting the Bible in one breath to obscene tantrums against the media, Democrats and others that he classifies as enemies of the state”.
If you thought the above quotation was a reference to the darkest days of Richard Nixon when he was facing impeachment over the crimes of Watergate, you would be wrong. This quotation is the second paragraph of a brilliant but frightening story by Doug Thompson (publisher of Capitol Hill Blue) titled Bush’s Erratic Behavior Worries White House Aides. The full story can be read online at http://www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/article_4636.shtml.
The story paints a picture of a paranoid and intolerant leader that cannot cope with any disagreements or opposing viewpoints. It paints a picture of a powerful man who does not trust the public he is suppose to serve. It gives an insiders view of how George Tenet was really fired for disagreeing with Bush. The Stalinist term “enemies of the state” for simple domestic political opponents is revealing.
The article speaks of an ever-growing enemies list. Bush’s vulgar language makes a mockery of his supposed Christian politics that would shame the true Christians among his supporters. Bush seems dangerously unstable based on this article. Indeed, Bush sounds like Nixon in the darkest days of Watergate when Congress was moving to impeach him.
We are not talking the partisan frame-up of the Clinton impeachment era. We are talking about serious crimes and possible violations of the US Constitution that threaten the way the nation conducts our national business. These writers have been hearing behind the scenes rumbling about ticking time bombs that could bring down Bush before or (like Nixon) just after the Presidential elections.
The spending of 700 million dollars of federal tax dollars on an Iraqi invasion before Congress authorized it and supposedly before the decision was made by Bush is impeachable. There are credible reports that Bush knew about the plans to out the CIA agent wife of Ambassador Wilson and that Bush did nothing to stop it. This is certainly impeachable if true and likely criminal. Jail time for Bush would certainly not be unreasonable. We are at WAR!
Enron’s involvement in the California Energy Crisis has just been confirmed. Enron’s ties to Bush are beyond doubt. The actions of the Bush Administration during this crisis should be investigated by a Special Prosecutor. Billions of dollars were stolen from taxpayers, consumers and businesses in California. Enron is the single largest supplier of campaign cash for the Bush Republican Political Machine ever!
These writers believe that the Cheney Energy Taskforce may have engaged in criminal collusion with big oil and energy companies in the very first year of the Bush Administration. We believe this is why the Bush Administration is hiding the details from the American public! Could the plans for the invasion of Iraq have begun in this Taskforce? Were American oil companies marking up maps of Iraq and dividing the spoils of the then future war long before the 9-11 attacks?
What dark secrets are being hidden from the American public? Republicans label any questioning of their actions or motives as “conspiracy theories” today just like Nixon did in the 1970’s. It worked then, briefly- and Nixon won re-election. After the election, we found that the charges were all true… and much worse was happening! There were hidden facts about Nixon motivating his paranoia. Is it the same with Bush?
These writers believe that Bush and his people will be revealed in time to be far more sinister than Nixon. We believe this is the most corrupt Administration in the history of the nation. And Nixon did not have the police-state tools of the falsely named Patriot Act to use against his political enemies list.
We have joined along with other talk show hosts (Andy Johnson, Jerry Pippin, Guy James, Meria Heller, Peter Werbe and Radio Left) and others (Dems Online.net, ChewintheFat.com, Buzzflash.com and folksinger Yikes McGee) in endorsing the Democrats.com impeachment petition at http://democrats.com/impeach . Linda Ronstadt has called for Bush’s impeachment. Among others calling for impeachment are John Dean and Ramsey Clark both of which directly experienced the Nixon era.
Republicans would be wise to distance themselves from Bush and his policies as quickly as possible. Bush has begun a political meltdown that will make the Nixon collapse look mild in comparison. Both destroyed themselves for much the same reasons.
Written By Stephen Crockett and Al Lawrence (hosts of DemocraticTalkRadio.com ).
If you want to get some serious chills,
watch the trailer for the Conason/Lyons movie.
Thanks for the link. A must see!
"I consider myself a recovering politician. ... I flew for eight years on Air Force Two, and now I have to take off my shoes to get on an airplane." Al Gore
Bush Arrives In Georgia For G8 Summit
Boston Channel.com, MA
GM to Pour Billions Into China Reuters
Jobs, Jobs Everywhere and Not a Job to Find The Baltimore Chronicle, MD
Flame retardant in breast milk raises concern The Globe and Mail, Canada
Bill Clinton Shines at Publishing Expo Springfield News Sun, OH
Reservist comes home for birth of son Zanesville Times Recorder, OH
John Kerry News
The Bushes need pruning.
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Wildfire not expected to threaten Reagan ranch CNN International
Book by Reagan's daughter due soon Newsday, NY
"You've done a nice job decorating the White House." --Pop star Jessica Simpson, upon being introduced to Interior Secretary Gale Norton while touring the White House
Lava is still flowing from Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, as it crosses the beach to enter the Pacific Ocean(HO)