Saturday, June 05, 2004

Another example of the Bush Administrations lack of Patriotism 

An administration that gives $10 billion contracts to draft dodging deserters of this country is an administration who's lost the respect of tax paying Americans. On top of that, the contract is a wasteful investment in Big Brother technology, so the opportunity cost of this is enormous.

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

Bush Ready to Cooperate in CIA Leak Case 

Congratulations to George Bush for only waiting 10 months to agree to cooperate with the CIA leak he claimed he'd get to the bottom of . . . 10 months ago. However, can it really be considering cooperating if he retains an attorney? What's so hard about telling the truth?

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 

George Bush claims to be a man of principle, yet he sure seems to have a hard time deciding just what those principles are. Let's face it, George; you can't satisfy all of your corporate cronies all the time.

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."

Recalling a time when setbacks didn't deter us 

Mark Steyn on the Chicago Sun Times is forced to ignore reality to make his politically motivated Bush apologist point in his May 30th column. His biggest oversight is the fact that liberals HAVE supported justifiable wars, which sets them apart from conservatives, who are willing to kill people without justification.

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 

A harsh reality outlined by a hard core Bush apologist, Robert Novak in today's Chicago Sun Times. One can't help but wonder how different things might be in Afghanistan today had Bush not diverted $700 million in funds approved for the war in Afghanistan to plan his illegal war in Iraq. The diversion and dilution of limited troops and funds has been a political and tactical failure for the guy running this country.

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 

If the Bush campaign believed that you shouldn't say anything if you didn't have anything good to say, it would be very quiet on the Right. Clearly, Cheney will say anything to further enrich his oil buddies, and Bush will attempt to say whatever they put in front of him.

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 

Dick Cheney is keeping busy lavishing corporate welfare on Halliburton. No surprise there. The corporatization of America at its worse. Hey DICK, what's the role of government? If you say, "to enrich my colleagues" it's time to go.

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 

The GOP welfare queens are at it again.

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 Talks the Talk 

It's interesting to read what sounds like a constitutional understanding of the separation of church and state by George Bush. You certainly don't see that every day. However, he contradicts his statement in the same interview by admitting he is attempting to impose his religious beliefs on Americans and the world.

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! 

Definitely a humorous way to steal an issue from the right. Maybe Bush could scoop the left by providing universal health care? We can only hope.

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.' "

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