Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Coming Soon: A NeoRepublican State Of Emergency

UPDATE: Considering everything we have learned from former UN Chief weapons inspector to Iraq and Marine veteran, Scott Ritter has told us about Dubya's warmaking plans before, pay heed to this.

From Ritter-"How do I know this? I've talked to Bolton's speechwriter," Ritter said. (Bolton, the always angry US diplomat)

Ritter also predicted the military strategy for war with Iran. First, American forces will bomb Iran. If Iranians don't overthrow the current government, as Bush hopes they will, Iran will probably attack Israel. Then, Ritter said, the United States will drop a nuclear bomb on Iran.

If the people in a position to stop these cretins, do not stop these criminals - they will make the earth uninhabitable for all living beings. Did not see this one in the Post.

Cartoons that desecrated prophet Mohammed in a Danish paper, have started riots in Europe .

The site with the Danish cartoons previously posted, also has some comments on other issues which Prissy and Betty weren't too comfortable with. However, in that light, we recommend viewing them at this site instead, recommended by Patrick Fitzgerald and staff.

Think a "cartoon" with horns coming out of Jesus head and I think you understand the nature of the offense. One caption (printed in the Danish paper) said, "No more Virgins, will a donkey do?" and " Mohammed's followers are bombers". Clearly, although no excuse for violence, the offense was intended.

Some cartoons, though offensive might sometimes contain a little bit of crude humor. These, however, are just plain stupid...shame on them.

While corporate media continues to blame the victims,and anyone else they can think of-they overlook their own contribution to the entire mess. Senior Afghan officials said al-Qaida and the Taliban could be exploiting anger over the cartoons to incite violence.

Oh, like there isn't enough strife and chaos in the world already? How about next time, more humor- less offense.

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Rev Dr Lowery (clip here) got a standing ovation, with Dubya in the audience, when he said:

We know now there were no weapons of mass destruction over there. [Standing Ovation] But Coretta knew and we know that there are weapons of misdirection right down here. Millions without health insurance. Poverty abounds. For war billions more but no more for the poor.

NeoRepublicans in Ohio, fear the people... according to the latest Zogby poll they should fear losing their jobs.

Entering his final year in office, the survey shows Taft will best be known for presiding over a state in economic decline and turmoil - 28% said he will be remembered as the governor who watched as a recession triggered a significant loss of manufacturing jobs. Serving as the epicenter to the 2004 presidential race, Ohioans were treated to a constant drumbeat of dreary economic assessments from Democrats, while Republicans tried to assure voters across the state that good times were just around the corner.

Asked which party would be more effective are bringing jobs to Ohio and improving the state’s overall economy, respondents favored Democrats over Republicans by a 42% to 35% margin.

Twenty-two percent said Taft will be best remembered as the governor at a time when scandal enveloped the multi-billion-dollar state Bureau of Workers Compensation investment fund, while 21% said he will most stand out for his conviction of misdemeanors for failing to properly report gifts on his campaign finance reports.

Taft pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor counts in the case last year.

And...He has virtually no significant base of support anywhere in the state, the poll shows.

Zogby goes on to tell us:

Entering his final year in office, the survey shows Taft will best be known for presiding over a state in economic decline and turmoil - 28% said he will be remembered as the governor who watched as a recession triggered a significant loss of manufacturing jobs.

Taft refused to resign, despite the fact most Ohioans wanted him to. He seems to just not care about Ohio, the government or even our economy.

There isn't a nut in the whole bunch, who has an ounce of integrity. Ohio will be a better state, once we clean house. Make no mistake, it will happen. A bipartisan majority wants it to happen.

Support our military families, the president has said. What he didn't say, is that you must support the troops, since his government does not. From the Washington Post-Grieving Mother Holds One Last Wish for Son Vietnamese Parents Seek U.S. Residency After Marine's Death

Neocons have no sympathy for mother's of soldiers-especially ones who are not Republican or white...and yes, Prissy will continue to hold this against them.

In US Court of Appeals: Lynn E. Landes,Plaintiff-Appellant, Pro Se v.

MARGARET TARTAGLIONE, in her official capacity as Chair of the City commissioners of Philadelphia; PEDRO A. CORTES, in his official capacity as Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; ALBERTO GONZALES, in his official capacity as the Attorney General of the United States, Defendants-Appellees

Interesting excerpt:

The use of voting machines and absentee voting has made vote fraud easy to commit and impossible to detect. Today, two corporations (ES&S and Diebold), which were started by two brothers (Bob and Todd Urosevich), electronically process via computerized ballot scanners or touchscreen computers approximately 80% of all votes in America. Approximately 30% of all votes are cast early or by absentee and 96.4% of all votes are processed by voting machines (lever, computerized ballot scanners, or touchscreen computers). In contrast, 95% of the world's democracies, including most of Europe, vote on hand-cast and hand-counted paper ballots.

More about that case Voting Systems Lawsuit Reaches U.S. Supreme Court WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A little-noticed voting rights lawsuit has made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court (Docket No. 05-930). It constitutes the first legal challenge to the widespread use of nontransparent voting systems. Specifically, the lawsuit challenges the use of voting machines and absentee voting in elections for public office.

The lawsuit was originally filed by freelance journalist Lynn Landes in July of 2004 in Philadelphia federal court (U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania). The Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Landes on November 2, 2005.

One more reason DeWine MUST be put out to pasture...From Constitutional lawyer Glenn Greenwald, while live blogging the Senate NSA Hearings: Michael DeWine thinks it's too bad that they violated the law, but since they did, maybe they would consider letting Congress change the law to make what they are doing legal. That's very nice and accomodating of him.

Violations of dissent in America, for folks wearing a t-shirt-not knocking the God someone worships...* In August 2004, John Prather, a mild-mannered math professor at Ohio University, was removed by security from a presidential event on public property because he wore a shirt that promoted John Kerry.

* On July 4, 2004, Nicole and Jeff Rank were arrested at a Bush event in West Virginia for wearing T-shirts that criticized the president. (About the same time the Ranks were being taken away in handcuffs, Bush was reminding the audience, "On this 4th of July, we confirm our love of freedom, the freedom for people to speak their minds." Gotta love irony.)

* In August 2004, campaign workers removed a family from a presidential event in Michigan because one woman, a 50-year-old chemist, carried in a rolled-up T-shirt emblazoned with a pro-choice slogan. She later said, "I just wanted to see my president," and brought the extra shirt in case she got cold.

* In July 2004, Jayson Nelson, a county supervisor in Appleton, Wis., was thrown out of a presidential event because of a pro-Kerry T-shirt. An event staffer saw the shirt, snatched the VIP ticket, and called for police. "Look at his shirt! Look at his shirt!" Nelson recalled the woman telling the Ashwaubenon Public Safety officer who answered the call. Nelson said the officer told him, "You gotta go," and sternly directed him to a Secret Service contingent that spent seven or eight minutes checking him over before ejecting him from the property.

* In October 2004, three Oregon schoolteachers were removed from a Bush event and threatened with arrest for wearing t-shirts that said "Protect Our Civil Liberties."

REALLY, they tell us, it is just "terrists" we're after. Not people using their Constitutional rights...

Apparently even corporate media knows it cannot eat money, should Dubya get us into WWIII as he shoots off his mouth at Iran. Just as he led the US into Iraq, he is using the same play book again. The Washington Post reports about the Iranian situation of said nuclear bomb capabilities , "Other suggestive evidence is cloaked in similar uncertainty."

Do neoRepublicans think America will hold still for a third war? What about the rest of the world?

Quotes for the Day

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.~Blaise Pascal,Mathematician

We will be a better country when each religious group can trust its members to obey the dictates of their own religious faith without assistance from the legal structure of their country. ~Margaret Mead

Further proof that Dubya didn't show up for class in college. If he did, as a business major, he would know this...And why he will never complete his "tasks"...

The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say "I." And that's not because they have trained themselves not to say "I." They don't think "I." They think "we"; they think "team." They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don't sidestep it, but "we" gets the credit…. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done. ~Peter Drucker, Business theorist. Drucker was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President George W. Bush on July 9, 2002

With dissent being squished like a bug, corporate media tries to make war protestors seem like we are the radicals.

For all those neoRepublicans who support this war, but will not sacrifice anything for it...not even a tax increase.

The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naive and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair. ~H. L. Mencken,American author, critic, newspaper man and iconoclast

Prissy's Readers want this up AGAIN! Satire of Dubya drunk