Monday, July 19

Eschaton: "Louisville-AP -- A Republican leader applauded a bumper sticker being circulated in Louisville that reads 'Kerry is bin Laden's Man/Bush is Mine' as Democrats decried it.

Jefferson County G-O-P chairman Jack Richardson the Fourth says he didn't know the bumper sticker's origins, but agreed with its message.

Richardson says the local G-O-P had no involvement in creating the bumper stickers, but said the stickers were available at the county's GOP headquarters."

Wednesday, July 14

Former ambassador criticizes president: "ASPEN - Former Ambassador Joe Wilson can sum up his opinion of President George W. Bush's post-Sept. 11 administration quite simply.
Everything they have put into play since Sept. 11 has come up horse turds, Wilson said when he spoke Sunday at the Sopris Foundation State of the World Conference.
The crowd of more than 400 people at the annual conference clapped, cheered and laughed when they heard his opinion, but the events that justify it are sobering. "

Tuesday, July 13

AMERICAblog: Because a great nation deserves the truth: "'It does not affect your daily life very much if your neighbor marries a box turtle. But that does not mean it is right. . . . Now you must raise your children up in a world where that union of man and box turtle is on the same legal footing as man and wife.'
-- Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.), advocating a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in a speech Thursday to the Heritage Foundation. "
I'm guessing that Rethuglican pets are extremely nervous.
Yahoo! News - Lawmakers Ask Ashcroft Why Suspect Freed: "WASHINGTON - Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike are demanding to know why the Bush administration chose to release to Syria a terror suspect when several prosecutors and FBI (news - web sites) agents had collected evidence for a possible criminal case. The circumstances surrounding Nabil al-Marabh's release, detailed in a recent Associated Press story, are "of deep concern and appear to be a departure from an aggressive, proactive approach to the war on terrorism," Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, wrote Tuesday in a letter to Attorney General John Ashcroft "
Is this the guy they hand recruited to 'disrupt' our elections?

Friday, July 9

What if Kerry Chose Jesus?: "The purpose of this parody is to emphasize the fact that the media is ripping John Edwards apart after giving Dick Cheney a free pass for three and a half years. Cheney, arguably the most corrupt and vile individual to ever hold office in this county has enjoyed complete immunity from criticism and investigation by the media. It took exactly one day for the media to focus more negative attention on John Edwards than they had focused on Dick Cheney in 4 years. The entire first day of his nomination was spent on defaming trial lawyers as some sort of criminal element in our society, and of repeating the suggestion that Edwards comes to the job with a weak resume for leading the nation. They never, ever, anywhere in the corporate media acknowledge that George Bush was head of a state in which the role of governor is limited and relatively weak when compared to that of the lieutenant governor. Anyone who understands politics knows that being the governor of Texas did not prepare George Bush for anything other than improving his golf game. But why tell that to the public, when you can knock Edwards in the process?"

Thursday, July 8 Politics: "'Lay was close to former President George H.W. Bush and his son, President Bush, who dubbed the executive 'Kenny Boy.' Lay lent Enron's corporate jet to the younger Bush eight times during the 2000 campaign, was co-chair of a gala tribute to him and was one of his top campaign contributors. Enron was also a major patron of Bush and the Republican Party.' "
Birds of a feather
t r u t h o u t - William Rivers Pitt | Kenny-Boy and George: " You have to love the irony: Since Kerry announced his VP choice of John Edwards, the Bush campaign has broadbanded the anti-Edwards slam that he is nothing more than your basic gutter-dwelling trial lawyer. This comes blithely on the heels of Bush hiring his own trial lawyer to protect him during the 70-minute Oval Office interrogation he endured regarding the Valerie Plame CIA-outing case some weeks ago. Everyone hates lawyers until they need one, it seems. "
Eschaton: "The fact is that while Moore makes a few contentions that are arguable, most of them adhere pretty closely to the known facts. This is not the case of the Bush argument for war -the media by and large reporting those phony contentions with credulous admiration. I'm willing to bet that I could find more lies, phony statements and false accusations in just about any single episode of Meet the Press, This Week or Face the Nation, devoted to Iraq and the war on terror than can be found in Moore's entire film. I could probably find more in any single five minute segment of an O'Reilly, Hannity or Scarborough show. Why are the media so furious at Moore? Because he is doing their job for them and taking away their narrative. If they did it better, he wouldn't have to. Perhaps those reporters attacking Moore should be good enough to publish some of their own comments on the war alongside it. "

Wednesday, July 7 "Christ was asking, 'Don't they bother to look at me?'

'To see what?' he was asked.

'My feet. I walk on bare feet. Do they think of that when they schedule? They better look at my feet. If they cared, if they had any compassion, they would see my bare feet.'

In an effort to save their jobs, Bush and Cheney are calling on Christ to walk with them all through the Low IQ states, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, Louisiana. That is where Bush half smiles or smirks, it is hard to tell which, and he says Christ and waves his arm and the crowd screams: 'Jeeee-zus!'

Then Bush calls for capital punishment. The crowds scream. 'Kill. Kill. Kill.'

And Christ is saying, 'They go in all these churches, but do they ever look up once and see a crucifix? That's how the religion was started. It was an execution. Now they use my name to call for more executions? Bush never looks up at a cross. Would he know what he is looking at?'"
Hullabaloo: "I care deeply about this, because it's the reason I'm standing here. My dad worked his whole life in the mill. When I was young, my mom folded sheets on the second shift. Both my parents started out with nothing, except a blessing that was worth more than diamonds and gold, the chance to live in a country whose dream belongs to anyone willing to work for it.

A country where the sweat and toil of mill workers can give a boy the chance to one day run for President is a far different place than a country that says how you're born, not how hard your work, is all that matters. I owe everything I am to the America I grew up in. I hope you'll join with me and fight with all we've got to save it."
John Edwards is truly a man of and for the people.
Yahoo! News - Cheney Had No New Data on Saddam, Al Qaeda-Panel: "WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Sept. 11 commission, which reported no evidence of collaborative links between Iraq (news - web sites) and al Qaeda, said on Tuesday that Vice President Dick Cheney (news - web sites) had no more information than commission investigators to support his later assertions to the contrary. "
Cheney won't stop his LIES, LIES, LIES

Tuesday, July 6

Justice Department Says It Can't Share Lobbying Data Because Computer System Will Crash - from "WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration is offering a novel reason for denying a request seeking the Justice Department's database on foreign lobbyists: Copying the information would bring down the computer system.
'Implementing such a request risks a crash that cannot be fixed and could result in a major loss of data, which would be devastating,' wrote Thomas J. McIntyre, chief in the Justice Department's office for information requests."
Yes Virginia, and there are WMD's in Iraq too.