"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety" - Benjamin Franklin
Saturday, May 03, 2003
Bush: U.S. will find banned Iraqi weapons
Well duh Mr Bush, even if we have to plant them first.
This from Don, over at the Revolutionary Moderation:
They lied, and lied, and lied. And lied and lied and lied and lied and lied. They lied about Iraq's level of threat to the United States, they lied about Iraq's chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons programs, and they lied about Iraq's relationship with al Quada. And then the media perpetuated those lies, and mocked anyone who dared suggest the administration's lies might not be entirely truthful. (I was going to link this last assertion with examples, but they're too numerous, and they make me too mad... do your own legwork. You don't have to scratch very deep.)
And then Americans wonder why Canadians didn't want to play.
[editors note] This American doesn't.
U.S. says Canada cares too much about liberties
Does this mean that Canada better start towing the line or the US just might decide that they are 'supporting' terrorist and declare war against Canada?
Scoff if off if you want, but I wouldn't be at all surprised. I believe the current administration thinks the U.S. should rule the world. Time will tell.
The cost to rebuild Iraq is going to be tremendous. All or most of these cost will be paid intially by the American Taxpayer. Who incidently, also paid for the cost of the bombs used to destroy the Iraqi infrastructure in the first place.
AMERICA, DO YOU GET IT NOW?
By Joseph Kay of wsws.org
Bechtel awarded Iraq contract: War profits and the US “military-industrial complex”
On April 17 the US Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a contract worth $680 million to Bechtel Corp., a private company with close ties to the Republican Party and the Bush administration.
[editors note] need I say more?
Friday, May 02, 2003
I just want to say...
Welcome Home Dixie Chicks
Congratulations on your SOLD OUT
I love it when the good guys (or girls) win one!
You go girls!!!!!!!!
Thursday, May 01, 2003
I was watching , Hardball tonight (on MSNBC), well I think it was Hardball. It was one of those newsy type shows. Anyway, they were having this discussion about Scott Peterson. It seems some big time lawyer has decided to take his case. I think it is the same shyster that defended Wynona Ryder. Now, this would not be nearly as interesting if it were not for the fact that just a few days ago this same shyster, whoops, lawyer was on this very show talking about how the prosecution's case against Scott Peterson was a slam dunk. Apparently he has decided to switch sides. The host, and the guest were discussing why he might have decided to join Mr Peterson's defense team. Can't be for the money. They guy already said he couldn't afford an attorney. Personally I am thinking that this was a very smart move on Scott' s part. He was probably betting that there would be some meglomanic lawyer out there that would jump at the opportunity to suck up all this media attention. This way he gets a free big time lawyer. So, far , so good. Now, it also seems that after the National Enquirer 'leaked' most of the state's evidence in the case, there are more than a few attorneys who want to jump on Mr Peterson's bandwagon. To quote one lady (I don't know her name) "if this is all the state has, there is nothing here to prove he did it" . Mind you she said, "I am not saying he is innocent, I am just saying the state has nothing to prove he did it"...She even went so far as to suggest that the 'girlfriend' that Scott had been involved with might have hired a hit man to 'get rid of' Laci. She pointed out the inconsistancies in the state's investigation (ie- there are still witnesses who say they say Laci the morning of the 24th, walking her dog in the park, now the police have said these folks are confused and it was another day that they saw her, but wouldn't you think you would remember if you saw someone on Christmas Eve?) . At this point I am more confused than ever.
Did he do it or didn't he? I don't know
I do know I am glad I won't have to be the one sitting on a jury.
Wednesday, April 30, 2003
Joy-Ann Lomena Reid has two words for those who get worked up over public criticism of the Bush League: grow up!
Republicans defend their ideological lynching of the opposition by saying that the (Dixie) Chicks and others erred by airing their grievances against Bush during wartime -- and overseas, at that. But since when is it unpatriotic to criticize the Commander in Chief -- where ever you happen to be standing -- while the nation is at war? Republicans certainly didn't hold back on Franklin Delano Roosevelt while he prosecuted what is still the conflict of the 20th century, and haters of John F. Kennedy kept right on sneering at him even as the Cuban missile crisis loomed. It certainly wasn't considered unpatriotic for the likes of Tom Delay and other Republicans (who excused themselves from military service during the Vietnam conflict) to fulminate against President Bill Clinton while our fighter pilots were in the air over Kosovo, or on the ground in Mogadishu. Perhaps it's only unpatriotic to criticize the president when he is a Republican.
I have to wonder along with Reid "just what (Chicks lead singer Natalie) Maines is guilty of: Feeling ashamed? Being from Texas? Or speaking her mind?"
[editors note] I am guessing she is guilty of being brave enough to stand up for what she believes in. Clearly something the people at FOXNews Network, think only THEY and those who agree with them have the right to do.
Tuesday, April 29, 2003
Not too much to talk about tonight.
I am tired, and in no mood for my usuals political bitching.
Think I will make it an early night and turn in.
Monday, April 28, 2003
Do You Regret Being An American?
No, I do not.
Even with all that is wrong in our country, I am still glad to be an American.
Am I proud to be an American?
Well, I am, most of the time.
Am I proud of our Government?
Let me put it this way, we have a government being run by a 'dick', with a 'bush' out front and a 'colin' in the rear.
What do you think?
Sunday, April 27, 2003
Here's a link to another of my fellow realist...
Peeling away the layers of the onion indeed!