Saturday, June 05, 2004
Yahoo! News - America's Digital Welcome Mat: "Rep. Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.) called the award 'outrageous,' according to The New York Times. 'The Bush administration has awarded the largest homeland security contract in history to a company that has given up its U.S. citizenship and moved to Bermuda. The inconsistency is breathtaking,' "
Sadly, Accenture [formerly Anderson Consulting] runs the Internal Revenue Service website, which goes to show how bold this company is with its tax dodging. It reminds me of the practices at their past partners at Anderson.
Thursday, June 03, 2004
Yahoo! News - Bush Ready to Cooperate in CIA Leak Case: "President Bush said Thursday he was ready to cooperate in the grand jury investigation of who leaked the name of a covert CIA operative last year and that he had consulted with an attorney to determine if he needs legal advice. "
Tuesday, June 01, 2004
President Bush: Flip-Flopper-In-Chief - Center for American Progress: "But President Bush's serial flip-flopping raises serious questions about whether Congress and foreign leaders can rely on what he says."
In recent history, this explains the difference in support for the war in Afghanistan, which received unanimous support from the entire Senate, and only one dissenting ballot in the House, and the war in Iraq, which Bush had to lie to the legislative branch, all of America in the State of the Union, and the entire world through the United Nations to justify.
Taking that into consideration, comparing the current unjustified war in Iraq to the Revolutionary, French Indian, or Civil Wars is a desperate attempt by a Bush apologist to justify a use of the US military for corporate enrichment.
Recalling a time when setbacks didn't deter us: "There is something not just ridiculous but unbecoming about a hyperpower 300 million strong whose elites -- from the deranged former vice president down -- want the outcome of a war, and the fate of a nation, to hinge on one freaky jailhouse; elites who are willing to pay any price, bear any burden, as long as it's pain-free, squeaky clean and over in a week. The sheer silliness dishonors the memory of all those we're supposed to be remembering this Memorial Day.
Playing by Gore-Kennedy rules, the Union would have lost the Civil War, the rebels the Revolutionary War, and the colonists the French and Indian Wars. There would, in other words, be no America. Even in its grief, my part of New Hampshire understood that 141 years ago. We should, too. "
Monday, May 31, 2004
U.S. is lost in Afghanistan: "The handful of valiant American warriors fighting the ''other'' war in Afghanistan is not a happy band of brothers. They are undermanned and feel neglected, lack confidence in their generals and are disgusted by Afghan political leadership. Most important, they are appalled by the immense but fruitless effort to find Osama bin Laden for purposes of U.S. politics."
Yahoo! News - From Bush, Unprecedented Negativity: "Incumbent presidents often prefer to run on their records in office, juxtaposing upbeat messages with negative shots at their opponents, as Bill Clinton (news - web sites) did in 1996.
Scott Reed, who ran Robert J. Dole's presidential campaign that year, said the Bush campaign has little choice but to deliver a constant stream of such negative charges. With low poll numbers and a volatile situation in Iraq, Bush has more hope of tarnishing Kerry's image than promoting his own. "
Sunday, May 30, 2004
Yahoo! News - Cheney coordinated Halliburton Iraq contract: report: "A Pentagon e-mail said Vice President Dick Cheney coordinated a huge Halliburton government contract for Iraq, despite Cheney's denial of interest in the company he ran until 2000. "
Yahoo! News - Bush Campaigns Heavily Via Air Force One: "President Bush is using Air Force One for re-election travel more heavily than any predecessor, wringing maximum political mileage from a perk of office paid for by taxpayers. "
Bush Calls for 'Culture Change' - Christianity Today Magazine: "How you do balance not promoting a particular religion, while still being influenced by your personal faith?
My job is to make sure that, as President, people understand that in this country you can worship any way you choose. And I'll take that a step further. You can be a patriot if you don't believe in the Almighty. You can honor your country and be as patriotic as your neighbor."
Look at All This Venison!: "So if I were John Kerry I'd go buy a grandfathered assault rifle at a gun show, then head out to the woods and mow down a few deer with my semi-automatic firing. 'Some in my party,' Kerry intoned, 'say that this is not a legitimate hunting weapon. To them I say: Look at all this venison.' "