Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Dubya's Misstatement of the Union

Prissy's crystal ball is telling her something big is about to go down in D.C. Things cannot continue as they are, the structures and organizations beneath them are crumbling.

Surely there is at least one man with the power to tell Dubya "no more-you will stop destroying this country with deliberate incompetence now". It remains incredulous to Prissy that it has gone this far. Stay tuned to RAW Story when Prissy isn't on the case...

Dubya's buddies Skillings and Lay are finally standing trial for their role in the Enron scandals.. Further scandals some say lead to Dubya himself; we have Abramoff, Libbey and more to come. Fitzpatrick's jury meets today. Will something finally happen? The wheels of justice turn excruciatingly slow.

Had these kinds of crimes involved anyone else, they would surely be serving their time by now. You know America has been taken over by Nazis, when a grieving mother and anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan was arrested for wearing a t-shirt. According to Yahoo-In her blog, Sheehan wrote that her T-shirt said, "2245 Dead. How many more?" a reference to the number of soldiers killed in Iraq.

Well Dubya, perhaps with Coretta Scott King no longer around to witness the destruction of her slain husband life's work, it will please the neoRepublicans to once again take the fire hoses and rubber bullets to protestors. For now even the "soccer moms", have turned on him...

Keep in mind, it did not stop them then, either. The politicians who have attempted to smother American liberties and freedoms will not prevail. This is not your father's Vietnam protest.

This time our Constitution and Bill of Rights are the you think those who fought for them before will let them go without a whimper? Prissy highly doubts that. In that light and for the sake of the Union, Fitzgerald, hurry!

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From The Sydney Morning Herald -more proof Dubya and friends are anti-American and a hazard to the world..People who love their country do not deliberately attempt to destroy it's military and middle class with endless wars...

"Marlboro Man" turns against war has symbolized

Mr Miller, who received an honourable discharge last November after military psychologists decided he would be a threat to himself or his colleagues if he continued to serve, said there remained a stigma about mental health issues. He told Knight Ridder Newspapers: "I want people to know that PTSD is not something people come down with because they are crazy. It's an anxiety disorder, where you've experienced something so traumatic that you're close to death." Mr Miller's photograph was taken in November 2004 during the battle for Fallujah, the insurgent stronghold. The two-week operation resulted in the deaths of up to 50 US troops, an estimated 1,200 insurgents and an unknown number of civilians.

The former Marine says he now questions the US tactics and believes troops should have been withdrawn some time ago. He said: "When I was in the service my opinion was whatever the Commander-in-Chief's opinion was. But after I got out, I started to think about it. The biggest question I have now is how you can make a war on an entire country when a certain group from that country is practising terrorism against you. It's as if a gang from New York went to Iraq and blew some stuff up and Iraq started a war against us because of that."

Prissy will post links to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) resources of information in the future.

This is a huge issue in prisons as well as the regular, everyday population-in effect, anyone who has been exposed, witnessed or been victim to violence. Most of the kids and adults Prissy has worked with had been traumatized in some way. People can and do get better from this. With help and support, most will become productive people again.

Intervention shortly after incident is best for more complete recovery from PTSD. Putting off treatment causes longer recovery time. Blood pressure show promise in preventing the biochemical accompanying accompanyning PTSD.

Charges DROPPED Against Cindy Sheehan! MSNBC

"We screwed up", a top Capitol Police official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. He said Sheehan didn't violate any rules or laws.

Is there any question Dubya hates democracy? His henchmen will go so far as to rough up and arrest a grieving mother with a legitimate reason and she had an invitation to be there. How low can they go?

Cindy's son died for a Commander in Chief that led American soldiers into this disaster...

Would Dubya's mother sacrifice him- or any of her grandchildren for this war? If so, which ones?

Especially in light of the British Harry will go to danger zone 02/01/06

Prince Harry is to be sent to Iraq next year as a troop commander and is likely to patrol the hazardous border with Iran, defence sources have disclosed.

The third in line to the throne will join the Army's 1st Mechanised Brigade, which will be deployed to Basra in May 2007.

The prince has told colleagues that he is determined to go on operations and be treated as normally as possible - not kept out of the line of fire.

Yahoo Police Remove Sheehan From Bush Speech 2/1/06

WASHINGTON - Cindy Sheehan, mother of a fallen soldier in Iraq, wasn't the only one ejected from the House gallery during the State of the Union address for wearing a T-shirt with a war-related slogan that violated the rules. The wife of a powerful Republican congressman was also asked to leave.

Beverly Young, wife of Rep. C.W. Bill Young (news, bio, voting record) of Florida , chairman of the House Defense Appropriations subcommittee , was removed from the gallery because she was wearing a T-shirt that read, "Support the Troops " Defending Our Freedom."

WARNING for NeoRepublicans---- Richmond Times Dispatch

Democrat Mark R. Herring overwhelmed Republican David M. "Mick" Staton Jr. yesterday to win a special election in a GOP-leaning Senate district in Loudoun County and western Fairfax County.

With 50 of 52 precincts reporting, the unofficial results in the 33rd District were: * Herring, 12,379 votes, or 62 percent. * Staton, 7,688, or 38 percent.

Good, that's one less neoRepublican to deal with...Did you notice in the "State of the Union", how Dubya loves to hide behind the soldiers to drum up support for his war? ENOUGH of that...later this week Prissy will publish letters from soldiers who know Bush is full of it...he does not have most of them fooled. Makes most military families angry to see Bush exploit soldiers patriotism. Can you imagine Frist throwing a hissy fit at Hackett? "Chickenhawk squawks and flutters- Marine barks back"

This blog has some interesting stuff. Unique electronic items and cool photos.

Just the beginning of troubles for Gonzales. Constant has analyzed the inconsistencies and predicts it will lead to grounds for disbarment... The Washington Post Gonzales Is Challenged on Wiretaps 1/31/06

Gonzales was White House counsel at the time the program began and has since acknowledged his role in affirming the president's authority to launch the surveillance effort. Gonzales is scheduled to testify Monday before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the program's legal rationale.

"It now appears that the Attorney General was not being straight with the Judiciary Committee and he has some explaining to do," Feingold said in a statement yesterday.

A Justice Department spokesman said yesterday the department had not yet reviewed the Feingold letter and could not comment.

From the U.S. Army War college. Do you think they may know more about warfare than Dubya and his Chickenhawk cronies? Read this all the way through-nothing like getting it from the straight from the source... Prissy's favorite excerpt-things we all know, but it is wonderful to see the real experts do too! In PDF at their site U.S. Army War College and search for Revisions in Need of Revising: What Went Wrong In the Iraq War by David C. Hendrickson and Robert W Tucker (Dec 2005)

Excerpts: The principal purpose of this monograph has been to cast doubt on the assumption the the United States squandered an historic opportunity to reconstruct the Iraqi state through mind-numbing incompetence. In reviewing the decisions of the Bush Administration, to be sure, one can certainly question a good number of them.

"The war itself was the original sin," as one senior diplomat from the region observed. "When you commit a sin as cardinal as that, you are bound to get a lot of things illustrated illistrated the point, aplty, as follows: "When you enter a one-way street in the wrong direction, no matter which way you turn, you will be entering all the other streets in the wrong way."

And more! This conclusion should absolving civilian and military war planners from responsibility for the choices that were made.

The military knows this, now they need to convince Dubya. (And where was Rove last night?) This is an excellent point, one for t-shirwearer'srs of free speech...Democracy, as it is commonly understood, is about more than free and fair elections. It requires "independent courts, equality before the law, and constitutional limits on the powers of government. It establishes independent institutions to control and punish corruption and abuse of power." No one in a democracy "may be arrested, imprisoned, or exiled arbitrarily. No one may be denied freedom without a fair and public hearing by an impartial court."

Indeed...those are the words Prissy has longed to hear regarding our understanding of democracy.

To keep in mind for neoRepublicans according to The Hill Historically, indictments tough to overcome January 25, 2006

While the Congressional Research Service does not keep a tally of all members of Congress ever indicted, anecdotal evidence suggests that the vast majority of indicted members either step down or lose at the polls, a CRS official said.

"It's usually a killer for your political career to be indicted," said the official, who declined to speak openly because of the ongoing, Abramoff-related investigations. If a member's under indictment and stands for reelection it really casts such a pall over them.

Quotes of the Day

War is not nice. Barbara Bush

Peace has never come from dropping bombs. Real peace comes from enlightenment and educating people to behave more in a divine manner. ~Carlos Santana, Associated Press interview, September 1, 2004

If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies. ~Moshe Dayan,Israel military commander and statesman (1915 - 1981) (Where have all the Statesman gone?)

The main reason neocons and Dubya should not rule...First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others. ~Thomas a Kempis, 1420 (1380 - 1471) German mystic & religious author

You can't say that civilization don't advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way. ~Will Rogers (1879 - 1935), New York Times, Dec. 23, 1929

Show me the country in which there are no strikes and I'll show you that country in which there is no liberty. Don't worry Duyba, Emma is dead... ~ Emma Goldman, American anarchist (1869-1940)

Libraries! One more thing tainted under Dubya's watch... A public library is the most enduring of memorials, the trustiest monument for the preservation of an event or a name or an affection; for it, and it only, is respected by wars and revolutions, and survives them. ~ Samuel Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain)

The Prissy Patriot will return Sunday Evening with a special. Democrats in Ohio-What do they have to say for themselves? Prissy will be covering the Democrat candidate question and answer. Jennifer Brunner, a former Common Pleas Judge, shows much promise as Ohio's next Secretary of State.