Friday, May 16, 2008

Forward this URL to the White House, since George won't go to the funerals...

Maybe he could look at it on his Blackberry in the golf cart, going from hole to hole.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Call Your Representative RIGHT NOW!!!


On Thursday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi will force the House to approve $163 billion more of our tax dollars for the occupation of Iraq - nearly $100 billion for 2008 plus nearly $70 billion more for 2009.

We are outraged. This Democratic Congress was elected to end the occupation, not fund it forever.

On Monday, a new poll found an overwhelming 68% of Americans want to bring our troops safely home within 6 months - a significant increase from 54% last September. Support among Democrats increased 14% to 85%, while support among Independents increased 20% to 78%. Why is the Democratic Congress defying the will of the overwhelming majority of Democrats and Independents?

Each day's news underscores how disastrous the occupation is. April was the deadliest month for U.S. soldiers since last September. One in five Iraq and Afghanistan veterans - roughly 300,000 - report symptoms of PTSD or major depression. The V.A. covered up the fact that 12,000 veterans attempt suicide each year while under V.A. treatment. As Cindy Sheehan asked, "for what noble cause" are our sons and daughters suffering and dying?

To make matters worse, Bush continues to use our occupation of Iraq as a reason to wage a covert war against Iran that could quickly turn to a wider and even more disastrous war. We know the Iraq War "marketing" was timed for the 2002 election - if John McCain is behind in the polls, will Bush "bomb bomb Iran" as an "October Surprise" to keep Republicans in power?

On top of it all, as our economy tanks, we simply cannot afford to waste $163 billion more of our tax dollars for Iraq on top of the $562 billion we've already wasted and the $3 trillion overall cost, included tripling the price of gasoline.

It's urgent for everyone to call our Representatives today with a simple message: Not One More Penny for Iraq.

This battle is not impossible. On January 16, 42 progressive Democrats voted against the last $70 billion blank check. Most Republicans oppose Pelosi's bill because it includes some domestic spending, so a large bloc of progressive Democrats can defeat it.

Call the switchboard at 202-224-3121 or find your Representative's name and direct dial by entering your address on the right side here. Please report the results of your call here:

Operation Chaos

El Rushbo has been working his pimpled draft evading butt off to help keep Hilary in the race.

I've heard him say time and again, "Better Hillary Clinton in the White House than John McCain."

Though, it should be said, that was before McCain got the nomination.

Rush and many other members of the "We're not elitists, but that doesn't mean we're not better than you are" conservative punditry have actually been raising money for Hillary's campaign. Not necessarily because (despite the earlier quote) they want her to win, but because they want to divide the Democratic Party (it is, in fact, the Democratic, not Democrat, Party) and have Hillary and Barack tear each other apart before the general election to give their boy a better shot.

They even use the phrase "Keep her in it so we can win it!"

And I know that their tactics are working, because I know several Ditto Head true believers who hate Hillary with all the "red" blood in their veins who registered as Democrats to vote for her in their primaries. Why shouldn't they? McCain has the nomination so why not participate in tipping the primary in their favor.

It looks like Indiana, a state that is never going to go for the Democratic candidate in the general election anyway, had as much as 7% of the vote for Hillary come from Republicans just to keep her in the race a little longer.

You can read Rush bragging about his attempt to influence the election on his website: Operation Chaos.

Here are my questions about all this.

First, was there some backdoor deal in 2004 where Hillary was told that if she didn't run for President then, and keep George from getting a second term, they'd field such a crappy slate of candidates in 2008 that she'd be a cinch to get elected...and then Obama in Iowa surprised everyone and ruined all the carefully laid back door plans?

Pardon my tendency toward we're told so often, we're living in a Post-September 11th World now, where pretty much all bets are off and anything can happen. Even something as plausible as democracy being a sham and governance of the nation being run through the shady deals of families that want to create dynasties.

Here's another question I have.

Why on Earth would the Democratic party choose to have as its nominee for the Presidency the same candidate that Rush Limbaugh is working so hard to keep in the race instead of the candidate that Rush Limbaugh is actually afraid of getting the nomination?

Here's another one.

With Hillary trying so hard to "have the votes of Michigan and Florida count", even though she agreed to abide by the rules of her party and not let them count if those states broke the rules for setting the dates for their primaries...I really have to wonder why nobody is asking this question...How can we expect Hillary to abide by the Constitution and the laws of our nation if she cannot even abide by the rules set by her own political party?

Do we want another president who will say anything, do anything, regardless of the consquencs for the people she supposedly represents in order to be the winner?

Do we really want another president, regardless of race or gender, who doesn't give a crap about rules, laws, or anything but their own self interest?

I don't know about you, but I've had about enough of that to last me a lifetime from the president we already have.

Jesus, Hillary...stop. Just stop, already.

There's a lot more on the table than your place in history.

For further stomach turning reading, visit:

Carrot for President!

Take the Bush-McCain Challenge. It is a fun on-line quiz that really helps put into perspective the differences between Bush and John McCain. Or, rather, the lack thereof.

Yes, "thereof" is one of those words elitists use.

If thinking I'm better than anyone who would vote for Bush or McCain makes me an elitist, then fine. I guess I'm pretty proud to be one. I wish the Non-Elitists were as ashamed of themselves as they should be.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Yes We Can

Thursday, May 01, 2008

And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.

Jesus plus nothing:
Undercover among America's secret theocrats
, by Jeffrey Sharlet for HARPER'S, March 2003