The French warned us, the Germans did too. (Even though it turns out Germany gave logistical assistance) But Dubya knew all...and now Iraq is a quagmire, Israel is screaming like a two-year-old to "hit Iran" and Dubya gives up on the port deal.
So what's next? It is difficult to tell, with all of these spoiled children running the world.
Prissy was glad to see country music stars and Lousiana natives Tim McGraw and Faith Hill speak publicly about the devastation in the Gulf states. Go ahead and shock those fans; if they still believe this president has Americans best interest at heart, they need the jolt.
It should be clear to most observers, Bush policies have caused chaos and destruction the world over.
When Claude Allen, President Bush's longtime domestic-policy adviser, resigned suddenly on Feb. 9, it baffled administration critics and fans. The White House claimed that Allen was leaving to spend more time with his family, while the Washington Times speculated that the 45-year-old aide, a noted social conservative, might have quit to protest a new Pentagon policy about military chaplains. Allen himself never publicly explained the reason for his departure.
Somebody's ratings are down. This should keep those Republicans from line jumping again... EXCLUSIVE: FBI Warns of Possible Terror Threat at Sporting Events
In a directive issued today, obtained by ABC News, the FBI said a posting on an extremist message board "advocated suicide attacks against sporting events as a cost-effective means of killing thousands of Americans."
The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security said they cannot confirm the credibility of the threat or whether the message is affiliated with al Qaeda.
One reason you know Dubya isn't really from Texas, The Iconoclast! Do It Yourself, America! Think Beyond Impeachment, Says Former U.N. Weapons Inspector-Scott Ritter Explains What Happened In Iraq
“And you better understand that when you give me those weapons, and I use those weapons, there are repercussions. When I pull that trigger on a DU weapon I’m creating conditions that are harmful to American service members. I’m creating conditions that are harmful to innocent civilians that have to live in that area. If you don’t want that, don’t send me to war.”
Election official hammered for telling the truth Miami Herald
Wagner suggested that Sancho's situation ''exposed a weakness that no one has realized up to now.'' Florida apparently doesn't mind if its only licensed vendors refuse to sell their products to certain supervisors.
And...``If they can drive out Ion Sancho, this is going to have a chilling effect on election supervisors across the country.''
He e-mailed Sancho: ``I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know that some of us are grateful for your dedication to election security, even if the state of Florida can't bring themselves to thank you.
''In my mind,'' Wagner added, ``You are a real hero.''
In Florida, real heroes just catch hell.
Uh,oh...She knew Jack...Interior Secretary, pictured with Abramoff, resigns abruptly
Abramoff's tribal clients donated $50,000 to a conservative environmental group founded by Norton, hoping to win face time with the Secretary. They eventually did.
“I Return Enclosed the Symbols of My Years of Service” A Veteran’s Letter to the President by Joseph DuRocher
Joseph DuRocher was for 20 years the elected Public Defender of Florida’s Ninth Judicial Circuit, covering Orange and Osceola counties. Since retirement, he’s been writing and teaching law at the University of Central Florida and the Barry University School of Law. He was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy in the 1960s, serving as a Naval Aviator in the Atlantic, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. On Monday, Mr. DuRocher returned his Lieutenant’s shoulder bars and Navy wings to President Bush, and enclosed the following letter.
Some of the letter: Until your administration, I believed it was inconceivable that the United States would ever initiate an aggressive and preemptive war against a country that posed no threat to us. Until your administration, I thought it was impossible for our nation to take hundreds of persons into custody without provable charges of any kind, and to "disappear" them into holes like Gitmo, Abu Ghraib and Bagram. Until your administration, in my wildest legal fantasy I could not imagine a U.S. Attorney General seeking to justify torture or a President first stating his intent to veto an anti-torture law, and then adding a "signing statement" that he intends to ignore such law as he sees fit. I do not want these things done in my name.
From Turkish paper Zaman Iraqi Occupation Hawks Now Abandon Bush
In Washington, the influential circles that formally defended the occupation are now saying it was a "mistake" through articles written, and appeal for the allies’ withdrawal from Iraq.
The British Independent ran the headline "Are you listening, Mr. President?" and published the articles of five intellectuals who admitted they were mistaken
Do Ken and Dubya still think they are on the path leading to victory?
From ABC, if you can believe it! Bush's Approval Rating Falls to New Low
"While I don't dispute the fact that we have challenges in the current environment politically, I also believe 2006 as a choice election offers Republicans an opportunity if we make sure the election is framed in a way that will keep our majorities in the House and the Senate," said Ken Mehlman, chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Stung by criticism, senior officials at the White House and the RNC are reminding GOP members of Congress that Bush's approval ratings may be low, but theirs is lower and have declined at the same pace as Bush's. The message to GOP lawmakers is that criticizing the president weakens him and them politically.
...if we make sure the election is framed in a way that will keep our majorities in the House and the Senate," said Ken Mehlman. Dearest Readers, did you know the nearly 40 year-old Ken has never had a girlfriend!
From wikipedia- He lives in Washington, D.C. and has never been married. In response to public questions about his sexual orientation, he has said that "[You] have asked a question people shouldn't have to answer" (see references). Mehlman has publicly defended the federal constitutional amendment against gay marriage, which some say makes his sexual orientation a fair question.
Ken, just admit it. We all know. But why, oh why, must you sit with the kids who want to beat you up instead of the ones who accept you?
Will you deliver the vote for Dubya's buddies, like Wally O'Dell did?
From Prissy's friend Harvey Wasserman. Harvey also wrote extensively about the vote fraud that took place here in Ohio, during the last election. Harvey Wasserman of Columbus Free Press (Ohio)
Vonnegut takes an easy chair across from Prof. Manuel Luis Martinez, a poet and teacher of writing. He grabs Martinez and semi-whispers into his ear (and the mike) "What can I say here?"
Martinez urges candor.
"Well,"says Vonnegut, "I just want to say that George W. Bush is the syphilis president."
The students seem to agree.
"The only difference between Bush and Hitler," Vonnegut adds, "is that Hitler was elected."
"You all know, of course, that the election was stolen. Right here."
Indeed it was...the numbers don't lie. Unless Dubya says they must...
Flash back from 5/30/2002 FBI agent: I was stymied in terror probe
Special Agent Robert Wright said these activities "allowed foreign-born terrorist operatives, such as the perpetrators of the Sept. 11 attacks, to engage in illegal activities in the United States." He also disclosed that a Muslim FBI agent had accused him of religious discrimination during the investigation and he made public a sworn statement he had given on the charges.
Wright, who is attached to the Chicago Field Office of the FBI, held a Washington news conference sponsored by Judicial Watch -- a private, conservative watch dog group -- at which he read from and released a copy of a lawsuit he has launched against the FBI, and an exchange of letters about a book he is seeking to publish. He declined to answer questions.
In the lawsuit -- against the FBI and "unknown officials" of the FBI -- filed in the U.S. District Court in Washington, Wright said that agents attached to the FBI's International Terrorism Unit in 1994 and 1995 did not want terror suspects prosecuted and stymied his efforts prepare cases of their involvement in "well organized criminal activities."
"Indeed, there existed a concerted effort on the part of agents conducting counter-terrorism intelligence investigations to insulate the subjects of their investigations from criminal investigation and prosecution.
In August 1999, SA Wright began writing a manuscript which outlined his efforts against terrorists and the FBI's efforts to thwart his mission. He finished his 500-plus page manuscript days after 9/11. After submitting the manuscript to the Office of Public and Congressional Affairs numerous times for prepublication review, it became clear the FBI and several unknown officials were willfully and maliciously violating SA Wright's First Amendment right to freedom of speech by failing to complete prepublication review of Wright's manuscript.
In an attempt to smear and discredit SA Wright and retaliate against him for his whistleblower disclosures, the FBI and Department of Justice intentionally disclosed the contents of Privacy Act-protected records to the media and others.
Dearest Readers, go to the actual site for court documents (original complaint, ect)
From BBC Prosecutors ask for Mills trial
Italian prosecutors have asked a judge to let David Mills, the husband of Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell, be put on trial on corruption charges.
Judicial sources said prosecutors had also asked for Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to be indicted.
They claim Mr Berlusconi paid Mr Mills $600,000 (Â£344,000) for giving helpful testimony in two court cases.
U.S./Russia: Agreement That Iran Cannot Enrich Uranium 3-7-06, Global Security
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov today calmed U.S. concerns that Moscow was proposing a compromise on Iran's nuclear program, which Washington opposes. At a Washington news conference with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Lavrov denied reports that Russia had suggested allowing Iran to enrich only a small amount of nuclear fuel on its own soil while Russia takes over the vast majority of such processing on its own territory. During the briefing, both Lavrov and Rice seemed to be in agreement on this issue, as well as several others.
A bit different than the drum beat of war American media is spinning-again.
Here's an interesting one-from WP Republican Breakdown
Rep. Tom Davis of Virginia, a committee chairman, told The Post, "This is probably the worst administration ever in getting Congress's opinion on anything."
A little slow, aren't they, dear readers?
Quotes of the Day
Quotes of the Day
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.--Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way.--Henry David Thoreau
Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half the time.--E. B. White (1899 - 1985), New Yorker, July 3, 1944 Author of Charlotte's Web
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.-- Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
"The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object." --Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
Prissy would like to thank the dear reader who sent this note-it wouldn't post in the comments: Good day Prissy, Well I don't know what time it will be when you see this. Really interesting blog you've got there. Pretty cool stuff. Keep writing and keep it coming. Rex
Thank you for reading, Rex. Prissy always enjoys hearing from her readers.
Prissy and Betty will be making arrangements for our pod cast this weekend, we'll keep you posted!