Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Political Enemies of the State...Are You One?

Say "Heil Bush" or we put your name on the list? Sorry Duyba, Prissy only pledges allegiance to the flag...

UPDATE: The Prissy Patriot will return Friday, with a Veteran's Day Special.

Thursday, there will be a display of empty boots at Veterans Square on the Ohio Statehouse lawn, from 11- 2 pm. Members from Vietnam Veterans for Peace, Americans for Shared Sacrifice and Military Families Speak Out will be speaking during this event.

The Cost of War: costofwar.com/index.html

Rock River Times rockrivertimes.com/index.pl?cmd=viewstory&cat=2&id=11529 GAO report upholds Ohio vote fraud claims

As if the indictment of Lewis “Scooter” Libby wasn’t enough to give the White House some heavy concerns, a report from the Government Accounting Office takes a big bite out of the Bush clique’s pretense of legitimacy.

This powerful and probing report takes a hard look at the election of 2004 and supports the contention that the election was stolen. The report has received almost no coverage in the national media.

The GAO is the government’s lead investigative agency, and is known for rock-solid integrity and its penetrating and thorough analysis. The agency’s agreement with what have been brushed aside as “conspiracy theories” adds even more weight to the conclusion that the Bush regime has no business in the White House whatever.

blackpressusa.com/News/Article.asp?SID=3&Title=National%20News&newsID=2581 'Chicken Hawks' are Flapping their Wings over War with Iraq

That loud clucking sound you hear coming from the nation’s capital did not originate at KFC, Popeye’s, or the neighborhood wing joint. It’s coming from chicken hawks, those now thirsting for a war with Iraq but were chicken when it was their turn to serve in the military.

Let’s start with “Dubya.” The president joined the Texas Air National Guard in 1968 rather than serve in the military. He apparently used the connections of his father, who was a congressman and war hero, to join the Guard, leapfrogging thousands whose names were already on the waiting list.

Vice President Dick Chaney obtained student deferments and then a marital deferment to avoid Vietnam. He explained that he had “other priorities” than military service. Attorney General John Ashcroft did not serve, opting to get a deferment to teach business at Southwest Missouri State University.

Although Republican leaders in Congress are more hawkish than Democrats, that’s in rhetoric only. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt and House Minority Whip David Bonior served in the military. On the Republican side, Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott, Senate Minority Whip Don Nickles, Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, House Majority Leader Dick Armey and House Majority Whip Tom DeLay did not serve.

DeLay claimed that too many people of color had volunteered to join the military in order to escape poverty, thus leaving no room for patriotic conservatives like him. So instead of fighting in Vietnam, DeLay declared war on roaches and bugs as an exterminator.

Some of the most famous talking heads on television also did not serve in the military, including George Will, Bill O’Reilly, Bill Kristol, Charles Krauthammer, Pat Buchanan, Alan Keys and Rush Limbaugh, the royal pain who said he did not serve because of “anal cysts.

Oh, but they want the rest of us to fight so they can make their imperial day dreams come true...that's why they call them Chickenhawks. Chickenhawks are birds of a feather who stick together... Cowards by any other name.

Prissy will admit it, sometimes she likes the juicy gossip sheets along with her political fact sheets and studies.

Online news Capital Hill Blue, meets those needs...Who would know that the Hill's version of National Enquirer (which broke the news about Rush Limbaughs pill popping problem) would be considered an "enemy of the state"?

According to Doug Thompson of Capital Hill Blue, there are files on more than 10,000 Americans who are considered "political enemies" of the Bush administration. Many just ordinary American who have spoken out against Bush policy. The files are so extensive and so private there are things spouses may not even know about one another in them.

The data base is not government owned, but apparently the FBI was used to help in the data collection. Bush backers have provided funding. Outrageous behavior such as this is just one more reason these anti-American, anti-constitution people must be voted out...

How dare they question so many good Americans patriotism. Shame on those who supported this "policy". Are they able to live with the consequences of their own rules?

Prissy thinks not...As she has said before, studies should be done to see what correlations there are between extremism in religion and/or ideology and sexually deviant behaviors. It has been her observation while working in prisons, and that of many others in the field- that there is a correlation. Very odd, as nearly all religions and most legal systems forbid such behaviors.

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More about the Bushies files:

Capital Hill Blue capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/article_7625.shtml White House keeps dossiers on more than 10,000 'political enemies'-By DOUG THOMPSON-Publisher, Capitol Hill Blue-Nov 8, 2005

White House insiders tell a disturbing tales of invasion of privacy, abuse of government power and use of expanded authority under the USA Patriot Act to dig into the personal lives of anyone the administration deems an enemy of the state.

Those on the list include former Ambassador Joseph Wilson and his wife, former covert CIA operative Valarie Plame, along with filmmaker and administration critic Michael Moore, Senators like California'’s Barbara Boxer, media figures like liberal writer Joe Conason and left-wing bloggers like Ana Marie Cox (Wonkette).

"If you want to know who's sleeping with whom, who drinks too much or has a fondness for nose candy, this is the place to find it," says another White House aide. "“Karl (Rove) operates under the rule that if you f**k with us, we'll f**k you over."

Is there anyone who can say there is no way this administration would never "out" a CIA undercover operative for political gain? Oh please, spare Prissy...

Beefing up the neoRepublican felony defense fund? news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051105/NEWS01/511050436/1056 Cincinnati Enquirer-Cheney slips in, raises $400,000-VP's visit was surprise to most

About 100 Republican donors attended. They heard Cheney - whose chief of staff was indicted on five felony counts last week - make a speech on the importance of next year's state and congressional elections to the GOP.

"He told us that he and the Republican National Committee (RNC) understand that next year's elections are going to be about identifying the Republican base, getting them excited and getting them to the polls," said Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, who is running for Ohio governor.

"He said the nation is polarized politically right now and that if you play to the middle, you are going to lose."

The one-hour event raised $400,000 for the Republicans' 2006 campaign fund.

John Dicker, 47, was in his upstairs apartment at Lytle Tower when he noticed the commotion outside. He found out that Cheney would soon arrive and got his Kerry-Edwards campaign button.

upi.com/InternationalIntelligence/view.php?StoryID=20051107-113659-2162r Arab League initiative for Iraq volatile-United Press International Sources close to the Shiite coalition in parliament say the bloc insists on holding the conference in Iraq and not abroad, in order not to give the impression the government is incapable of ensuring the security of the talks and participants.

Jawad Maliki, a senior member of the Shiite Islamic Daawa Party, expressed his group's rejection of the participation of former members of the dissolved Baath party as well as the groups that have been opposing the political process in Iraq, such as the Committee of Muslim Ulemas, Iraq's highest Sunni religious authority.

Maliki expressed strong fears the Arab League might invite members of the former Baath party, describing that possibility as "completely unacceptable."

Moreover, opposition groups, including mainly Sunni parties, refuse to participate in the conference unless it discusses a timetable for the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Iraq, the release of prisoners and the reinstatement of the former Iraqi army which was dissolved after the U.S.-led invasion in April 2003.

news.scotsman.com/topics.cfm?tid=926&id=2210272005 Confusion as Blair stands firm on 90-day detention

But last night, the Lib Dem home affairs spokesman, Mark Oaten, said the government's refusal to back down left the legislation "in tatters".

He said: "Last week, the Home Secretary saved himself from total defeat by agreeing to reconsider 90 days. His refusal tonight leaves the Bill in tatters. The sunset clause is welcome, but 90 days remains unacceptable."

arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/051108/2005110804.html Arabic News-Ukraine, Italian forces in Iraq near leaving-Iraq-Italy, Politics, 11/8/2005

Jaafari told journalists that the Ukraine minister notified him that the scheduling of the withdrawal of their forces from Iraq will be part as of the coalition forces to be specified after the end of the coming legislative elections in Iraq.

Some 18 Ukraine soldiers were killed in Iraq since the deployment of the Ukraine unity in August, 2003.

In the same context, the Italian defense minister Antonio Martino said that the Italian government and the opposition which represents the central left will reach an agreement over a gradual withdrawal for the Italian forces from Iraq, noting that any decision in this regard will be subject to the situation on the ground, and that pulling out the forces does not mean escaping from Iraq.

Escape from Iraq? Sane people always want out of a war, Mr. Martino.

And Prissy was only kidding about neorepublican felony defense funds...but they are not. The Hill News hillnews.com/thehill/export/TheHill/News/Frontpage/110805/news4.html

Sixth-term Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio) is setting up a legal defense fund as Democrats are trying to turn up the heat on the Administration Committee chairman because of his past contact with indicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, according to a source familiar with the activity.

Brian Walsh, Ney's spokesman, declined to comment.

Ney, who recently hired the law firm of Vinson & Elkins to defend him against potential investigations by the Justice Department and the House ethics committee, has up to this point paid his legal bills out of his reelection fund.

cooperativeresearch.org/project.jsp?project=treatment_of_troops Cooperative Research- Bush's treatment of the troops project

View all timeline entries for this project

General Topic Areas Putting troops in danger (11) Pay and benefits (5) Recruiting (0) Priorities (2) Deaths due to Pentagon's negligence (3) Mistreatment of troops (2)

Specific Issues and Cases lightly armored vehicles (8) Body armor (2) Pentagon cuts to IDP and FSA (3) Klamath Basin Fish Kill (1)

Everything you need to know about who is or is not supporting the troops...

Everybody's mad at Dubya and here's the numbers to prove it...from Angus-Reid angus-reid.com/polls/index.cfm/fuseaction/viewItem/itemID/9735

Source: CBS News Methodology: Telephone interviews with 936 American adults, conducted from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, 2005. Margin of error is 3 per cent.

Other poll highlights: 21 per cent say Iraq is the most important problem, followed by the economy and jobs with 17 per cent, and terrorism with five per cent. Bush approval at 34 per cent on economy, 32 per cent on the situation in Iraq, and 47 per cent on terrorism. 20 per cent say the members of the Bush administration have more honesty and integrity than most people in public life, 31 say less, 35 per cent say the same. 51 per cent rate the condition of the economy as bad.

If this is true, the Bush administration is over yesterday...Attention all military personnel: READ YOUR FIELD GUIDE LATELY? news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4417024.stm From the BBC- US 'uses incendiary arms' in Iraq

Italian state TV, Rai, has broadcast a documentary accusing the US military of using white phosphorus bombs against civilians in the Iraqi city of Falluja.

Rai says this amounts to the illegal use of chemical arms, though the bombs are considered incendiary devices.

Eyewitnesses and ex-US soldiers say the weapon was used in built-up areas in the insurgent-held city.

The US military denies this, but admits using white phosphorus bombs in Iraq to illuminate battlefields.

Washington is not a signatory of an international treaty restricting the use of white phosphorus devices.

Quotes of the Day

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.~ Mark Twain

Never trust a dog to watch your food. ~Patrick age 10 Advice from Kids

Obviously lost on Dubya and Bolton...Diplomacy - The art of saying "nice doggie" while you find a rock.~ Anon

Give me liberty or give me death.~ one great American, Patrick Henry