Saturday, October 25, 2008

Why to Just Say No to John McCain

When do you suppose was the last time McCain referred to Vietnamese as "gooks"? The 80's, 90's ? Yesterday? But oh no. No one should be offended when he called Barack Obama "that one". "That One" made Heinz 57 Caucasian Prissy gasp at the old man's ignorance in what he'd done.

Prissy wonders too why General Colin Powell said Sen McCain isn't prejudiced/biased. It just doesn't make sense...but then, neither did his UN presentation as Secretary of Defense.

Powell certainly used good reasoning while giving his endorsement, but he's still got some explaining to do as professional soldier who supported this war.

OK, you won't hear it much-so Prissy will do it...the forbidden subject as a military family-Johnny McCain's POW status and service to his country. Is he the kind of serviceman we as Americans can be proud of? Let's look a little deeper, since he is running on his service record. Being a POW doesn't prepare one for the office of the presidency, it just makes you a survivor-or a victim. (He also crashed five planes. Was Johnny a good pilot? )

There were thousands of American POW/MIA in Vietnam. It is a sickening thing to have never reconciled an end to the suffering for the families left behind. (It's OK for McCain to lie about Obama, the media says so)

Who obstructed this justice for his fellow POW/MIA's and their families? (Let's not forget he ditched the wife who waited for him)Or the fact that he graduated at the bottom barrel of his class, and most likely would have been a wash out, like Dubya-had his daddy not been an admiral. Or a senator in Dubya's case.

Now, why would we want a smart guy for prez? Cause the dumb one hasn't done enough damage to this country and her soldiers?

Sheesh...Barack Obama is a graduate that can make Harvard a credible institution of learning again. Finally, after Bush and Gonzo-a graduate they can brag about. Obama taught Constitutional law, for goodness sake.

Can you picture Duh-bya or raging McCain doing that? Are you laughing just picturing it? Prissy thought so...

Watch how republicans and other genuine people tell the story. The one corporate media never tells.

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After being appalled at that, laugh at this. "The Vet Who Did Not Vet" Thank you to Iron Jawed Angel;):

Told Dr.Suess style.

Dearest Readers, we haven't even begun on Sarah Palin...coming soon, a special by Prissy Patriot and her former republican socialite friend, Belle will be one of the funniest things you've ever seen. We'll be right next ya Tina Fey, girlfriend!Nice scarf, Sarah...did you get it online at, ya lil ding-a-ling?

Maybe she didn't realize her party are the Elephants. Or is Sarah just used to wearing the Secessionist Party of Alaska's motif and forgot what it was?

Watch for Dubya to make one last effort to steal the vote here in Ohio-again...its too late. They are ALL onto him-even the former republicans know and refuse to help this time! They don't want to end up in jail like the ones from 04 did, with more to come... However, they are desperately throwing mud, pushing out the anti-American crap onto "the left". Once again trying to tell us,"Majority of Americans unAmerican"

Oh come now, that's such tired, old man/men talk...

And a word of warning to Bushites: Stop threatening our Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, an admirable, heroic woman doing honorable work for We the People. It must be the first time that Board of Elections has seen the real rule books in years...Bushites must be really stupid if they think all "liberals" don't firmly believe in the 2nd Amendment.

That shows the desperation involved of the republican party and united party of racism. You'll have that when there was treason involved at times...God forbid most Americans knew this is not what the founders ever intended and its time to dust off the Constitution and follow it-ignore these fake legal terms. Or maybe Bushies are "enemy combatants"?

No, no watch them cry and cling to our Constitution, weeping for it to save them- like Jack Abramoff did in the end. Let us not forget he helped write and push for the HAVA or "Help America Vote Act" and is now telling everything he knows. Jack is looking for time off for good behavior, you would make a lot of sense to begin impeachment during the time Congress returns in Dec. No pardons with "that one" and oh, don't they know early and be an poll observer, Ohioans. We need them all over the state. Prissy can tell you how, what and where. It's easy, do it for your country and to preserve the integrity of the vote. Vote early so you will be available on election day. Contact Prissy Patriot at The Prissy Patriotfor more details. Bush overruled the Supreme Court-again, see below:

From The Public Record Bush Orders DOJ to Probe Ohio Voter Registrations

Bush forwarded to Attorney General Michael Mukasey a Republican request that he intervene in the battleground state of Ohio to force 200,000 new voters to either verify the information on their registration forms or cast provisional ballots, which are often thrown out after the voter leaves the polling place.

Similarly, two years ago when Bush feared Democratic victories in congressional races, the President “spoke with Attorney General [Alberto] Gonzales in October 2006 about their concerns over voter fraud,” according to a Justice Department Inspector General’s reported released earlier this month.

In 2006, the White House and some congressional Republicans also put pressure on the Justice Department and U.S. Attorneys around the country to bring last-minute indictments against pro-Democratic voter registration drives.

When some federal prosecutors balked because they found a lack of evidence, they were purged as part of an unprecedented firing of nine U.S. Attorneys, who were deemed not “loyal Bushies.”

Quotes of the Day

Prissy to Senator Obama, regarding a special prosecutor of what soon will be the next administration?

If America stands for justice, then that is the only way that could make this country whole again...prosecute the treasonists...either there is liberty and justice for all- or there is not...If there is not, so what then is America?

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.--John Fitzgerald Kennedy

But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye.--Thomas Dunn, English Quotes

The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war.--Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Last Great Half-White Hope?

Ready for more of this? That's what we'll get if Hillary or McSame get elected.

Prissy tires of hearing how much they care for the troops, when so clearly they do not. Obama may not be perfect, but he sure beats the alternatives...

Listen below to The Progressive Revolution with Prissy Patriot and Betty Buckaneer discuss suicide among soldiers with a family affected by their son's suicide five months after returning from Afghanistan. Enjoy the show and remember... we've only just begun;)

Dearest Readers, Prissy has been too bogged down with veterans matters to blog as of late. Our interview is with Gold Star mother and veterans advocate Susan Coats. It's important to point out that Brandon Ratliff, Susan's only child was a republican who did not disagree with the premise for war in Afghanistan. Many of us did not at that time...but yet he was not treated like a hero upon his return home. It happened in to veterans from Korea and Vietnam. It still happens to soldiers getting off the bus today...

PTSD and veterans health are non-partisan issues and both sides should face the fact our soldiers MUST be made whole when they are sent into a war unprepared and returned home to a government who refuses to spend the money to take care of their injuries, whether they be of mind or body is irrelevant. The care was promised to them and its up to Dubya and friends to make good on the promise.

If Dubya couldn't/wouldn't pay for their care, someone in the House or Senate needs to take a stand and stop paying for his war. If war could be considered a business, fixing broken soldiers is the cost of doing that business. Interestingly enough, the so called "anti-war" crowd seems to be the most upset about this lack of care for soldiers issue...and like Granny says, "You can't make it right, but you can make it up" So congress, listen to Prissy's Granny.

The Veterans Administration lying from the very top isn't surprising, they are Dubya's people...its really a shame he/Cheney and other war planners (especially those ones with dual citizenship) were never on the front lines of Vietnam. Perhaps they would appreciate that war is not glamorous and maybe we wouldn't be dealing with them now...of course with McCain, he has no excuse for not supporting the troops. He thinks more wars is supporting them, in his untreated psychological state of mind.

No one should have to sue the VA to make them do their job, in the private sector, most people are simply fired! That is until Bushworld invaded America...Good job to Paul Sullivan of

Veterans for Common Sense for his passionate advocacy in taking care of our soldiers. Check out the site for up to date details on the lawsuit.

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Click to listen to our 15 minute show on Thank you to our young, cute producer RayRay...not that we noticed! The Progressive RevolutionIntro song: Another Fascist Day by Victoria Parks

McClatchy Washington Bureau VA Lying About Number of Veterans Suicides

WASHINGTON — The Veterans Administration has lied about the number of veterans who've attempted suicide, a senator charged Wednesday, citing internal e-mails that put the number at 12,000 a year when the department was publicly saying it was fewer than 800.

"The suicide rate is a red-alarm bell to all of us," said Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. Murray also said that the VA's mental health programs are being overwhelmed by Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, even as the department tries to downplay the situation.

"We are not your enemy, we are your support team, and unless we get accurate information we can't be there to do our jobs," Murray told Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Gordon Mansfield during the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hearing.

Mansfield told Murray and the other senators that he didn't think the VA had deliberately tried to mislead Congress or the public.

Murray remained skeptical, however, saying that the VA has demonstrated a pattern of misleading Congress about the increasing number of soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and are now seeking help and straining Defense Department and VA facilities and programs.

Nearly 1 in 5 troops has mental problems after war service

WASHINGTON - Roughly one in every five U.S. troops who have survived the bombs and other dangers of Iraq and Afghanistan now suffers from major depression or post-traumatic stress, an independent study said Thursday. It estimated the toll at 300,000 or more.

As many or more report possible brain injuries from explosions or other head wounds, said the study, the first major survey from outside the government.

Only about half of those with mental health problems have sought treatment. Even fewer of those with head injuries have seen doctors.

How long has the VA known there were problems with the system? When the first study was done in 1985 the Government Accountability Office told them...and told them AGAIN Feb 14, 2005 VA Health Care: VA Should Expedite the Implementation of Recommendations Needed to Improve Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Services

Congress highlighted the importance of VA PTSD services more than 20 years ago when it required the establishment of the Special Committee on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Special Committee) within VA, primarily to aid Vietnam-era veterans diagnosed with PTSD. A key charge of the Special Committee is to make recommendations for improving VA's PTSD services. The Special Committee issued its first report on ways to improve VA's PTSD services in 1985 and its latest report, which includes 37 recommendations for VA, in 2004.

The Special Committee reports also include evaluations of whether VA has met or not met the recommendations made by the Special Committee in prior reports. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a world leader in PTSD treatment and offers PTSD services to eligible veterans. To inform new veterans about the health care services it offers, VA has increased outreach efforts to service members returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. Outreach efforts, coupled with expanded access to VA health care for these new veterans, are likely to result in greater numbers of veterans with PTSD seeking VA services.

Congress asked us to determine whether VA has addressed the Special Committee's recommendations to improve VA's PTSD services. We focused our review on 24 recommendations related to clinical care and education made by VA's Special Committee on PTSD in its 2004 report to determine (1) the extent to which VA has met each recommendation related to clinical care and education and (2) VA's time frame for implementing each of these recommendations.

GAO determined that VA has not fully met any of 24 Special Committee recommendations in our review related to clinical care and education. Specifically, we determined that VA has not met 10 recommendations and has partially met 14 of these 24 recommendations.

Because there isn't enough stress being repeatedly sent to a war zone Troops Face Foreclosure on Homes While Deployed

WASHINGTON — As the home foreclosure crisis sweeps across America, military and financial aid groups say they are hearing from a rising number of troops who say they are falling behind on their mortgage payments and struggling to keep their homes.

"The Army as a whole has seen an increase in soldiers and families seeking assistance for mortgage foreclosures," says Army Lt. Col. Anne Edgecomb, an Army spokeswoman, citing data from branch legal offices trying to advise soldiers.

Neither the Pentagon nor the Department of Veterans Affairs track the number of military families facing foreclosure. Numbers of mortgage delinquencies are kept, however, by USAA, a San Antonio-based financial services company that serves military members and their families. The company declined to release figures, saying in a statement only that "we have seen an increase."

Quotes of the Day

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations. ~David Friedman

A great war leaves the country with three armies - an army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an army of thieves. ~German Proverb

What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world. ~Robert E. Lee, letter to his wife, 1864

If we let people see that kind of thing, there would never again be any war. ~Pentagon official explaining why the U.S. military censored graphic footage from the Gulf War

It doesn't require any particular bravery to stand on the floor of the Senate and urge our boys in Vietnam to fight harder, and if this war mushrooms into a major conflict and a hundred thousand young Americans are killed, it won't be U.S. Senators who die. It will be American soldiers who are too young to qualify for the Senate. ~George McGovern

Today's The Progressive Revolution was in honor of soldier LT Brandon Ratliff, Army Reserves LT Brandon Ratliff (1972-2004)

One more All-American hero gone: He was a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Football Player, Tennis Player, Swimmer, Soccer Player, Hiker, Collector of many things, Certified Scuba Diver, Lover of music, Wanderer, Historian, College Graduate, Debator and highly decorated Soldier, just to name a few.

Friday, February 08, 2008

The New Bell Curve...Whites Only?

Since most African Americans thought Dubya dumb from nearly the beginning, does that make them smarter than white people?

Dearest Readers, Prissy has been too busy to blog as of late. As far as the race for president, can't we just put race and gender aside?

Clearly the only democrat left who is worth voting for is Barack Obama... DUMB white guys...the smart ones baled out years ago.

Beautiful words of wisdom, please watch and pass along-to friends and enemies!

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Nieman Watchdog The next president should open up the Bush Administration's record February 07, 2008 By Steven Aftergood

By now no one expects the Bush Administration to make itself accountable for its controversial and possibly illegal practices. But the next President will have a unique opportunity to reveal what has been kept hidden for the last seven years. Secrecy watchdog Steven Aftergood suggests a few questions for the presidential candidates about their willingness to disclose just what the current Administration has done.

In 2005, then-Deputy Attorney General James Comey told colleagues at the Justice Department that they would be “ashamed” when a legal memorandum on forceful interrogation of prisoners eventually became public. In fact, however, disclosure of such secret Bush Administration documents may be the only way to begin to overcome the palpable shame that is already felt by many Americans at the thought that their government has engaged in abusive interrogations, secret renditions or unchecked surveillance.

The next President will have the authority to declassify and disclose any and all records that reflect the activities of executive branch agencies. Although internal White House records that document the activities of the outgoing President and his personal advisers will be exempt from disclosure for a dozen years or so, every Bush Administration decision that was actually translated into policy will have left a documentary trail in one or more of the agencies, and all such records could be disclosed at the discretion of the next President.

“Excessive administration secrecy... feeds conspiracy theories and reduces the public's confidence in government,” Sen. John McCain has said. “I'll turn the page on a growing empire of classified information,” said Sen. Barack Obama. “We'll protect sources and methods, but we won't use sources and methods as pretexts to hide the truth.”

Media Matters Print press repeats media mantra of McCain as "maverick"

Summary: Numerous print publications -- including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times -- continued a longstanding practice of referring to Sen. John McCain as a "maverick" in their coverage of the February 5 presidential primaries and caucuses.

Der Spiegel 'Bush Is Too Horrendous to Be Forgotten'

Talking about Obama:

SPIEGEL: For whites to consider him black, yes. But the question is whether the blacks consider him black.

Roth: They will once the election goes on. If he gets the nomination.

SPIEGEL: Do you actually believe that Obama could change Washington or could change politics?

Roth: I'm interested in what merely his presence would be. You know, who he is, where he comes from, that is the change. That is the same thing with Hillary Clinton, just who she is would create a gigantic change. As for all that other rhetoric about change, change, change -- it's pure semantics, it doesn't mean a thing. They'll respond to particular situations as they arise.

SPIEGEL: Are you interested in the Clintons as a couple? Are they literary figures?

Roth: Oh, this is the soap opera side. They're tremendously aggressive, I think they'll say or do anything actually that they can get away with, but no, they don't interest me as a couple. Bill Clinton was interesting as the president -- I don't know what he is now. I think they can overplay that hand, being aggressive, and people will be irritated by it.

WaPo -Dubya Gives McCain the Kiss of Death...Bush Rallies Republican Base Around McCain

Bush's endorsement of McCain's conservative credentials could carry some weight, since the two battled fiercely for the Republican nomination in 2000 and have quarreled in the seven years since over issues such as taxes, torture and the execution of the Iraq war.

In the waning days of his campaign, Romney sharply questioned McCain's conservative record by pointing out that the Arizona senator voted against Bush's tax cuts in 2001 and 2003. McCain now says he supports making those tax cuts permanent.

While Bush may be able to help close conservative ranks behind McCain, the Arizona senator may keep a certain distance once he shifts fully into general-election mode. Bush remains popular with the Republican base, but his overall public approval rating is mired at 33 percent in Washington Post-ABC News polls, making him one of the most unpopular presidents in modern times. Embracing him too tightly could be problematic in the fall, yet alienating him could cause problems within the party fold.

John McCain has an unhealthy love for his Dubya

New Israel way of deception, thou shalt do war Sy Hersh: Israel pressed me to agree Syrian site was nuclear What did Israel bomb in Syria?

Sometime after midnight on September 6, 2007, at least four low-flying Israeli Air Force fighters crossed into Syrian airspace and carried out a secret bombing mission on the banks of the Euphrates River, about ninety miles north of the Iraq border. The seemingly unprovoked bombing, which came after months of heightened tension between Israel and Syria over military exercises and troop buildups by both sides along the Golan Heights, was, by almost any definition, an act of war. But in the immediate aftermath nothing was heard from the government of Israel. In contrast, in 1981, when the Israeli Air Force destroyed Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor, near Baghdad, the Israeli government was triumphant, releasing reconnaissance photographs of the strike and permitting the pilots to be widely interviewed.

Within hours of the attack, Syria denounced Israel for invading its airspace, but its public statements were incomplete and contradictory—thus adding to the mystery. A Syrian military spokesman said only that Israeli planes had dropped some munitions in an unpopulated area after being challenged by Syrian air defenses, “which forced them to flee.” Four days later, Walid Moallem, the Syrian foreign minister, said during a state visit to Turkey that the Israeli aircraft had used live ammunition in the attack, but insisted that there were no casualties or property damage. It was not until October 1st that Syrian President Bashar Assad, in an interview with the BBC, acknowledged that the Israeli warplanes had hit their target, which he described as an “unused military building.” Assad added that Syria reserved the right to retaliate, but his comments were muted.

Despite official silence in Tel Aviv (and in Washington), in the days after the bombing the American and European media were flooded with reports, primarily based on information from anonymous government sources, claiming that Israel had destroyed a nascent nuclear reactor that was secretly being assembled in Syria, with the help of North Korea. Beginning construction of a nuclear reactor in secret would be a violation of Syria’s obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and could potentially yield material for a nuclear weapon.

How quickly they forget. From Wiki, Fourth Geneva Convention:

Section I. Provisions common to the territories of the parties to the conflict and to occupied territories

Article 32. A protected person/s shall not have anything done to them of such a character as to cause physical suffering or extermination ... the physical suffering or extermination of protected persons in their hands. This prohibition applies not only to murder, torture, corporal punishments, mutilation and medical or scientific experiments not necessitated by the medical treatment' While popular debate remains on what constitutes a legal definition of torture (see discussion on the Torture page), the ban on corporal punishment simplifies the matter; even the most mundane physical abuse is thereby forbidden by Article 32, as a precaution against alternate definitions of torture.

The prohibition on scientific experiments was added, in part, in response to experiments by German and Japanese doctors during World War II, of whom Josef Mengele was the most infamous.

Collective punishments-Article 33. No protected person may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited. Pillage is prohibited. Reprisals against protected persons and their property are prohibited.

Under the 1949 Geneva Conventions collective punishments are a war crime. Article 33 states: "No protected person may be punished for an offense he or she has not personally committed," and "collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited."

Statesman Church court finds priest guilty of molesting boys again...

A church court has returned a summary judgment against the Rev. James L. Tucker for misconduct after hearing testimony from three men who testified that Tucker had repeatedly molested them in the 1960s while they were students at St. Stephen's Episcopal School in West Austin, according to one of the victims.

The nine-member ecclesiastical trial court convened in Houston on Thursday to hear testimony against the Episcopal priest, who worked as chaplain of St. Stephen's from 1958 to 1968. Tucker, who retired from active ministry in 1994, did not attend the ecclesiastical trial.

Diocesan officials did not return phone calls Thursday.

BBC tells us Putie is looking for a new arms race...Pravda tells us Putin points the finger back at Dubya aka "the West" USA to deploy thousands of its interceptor missiles globally

Sergei Lavrov said that the U.S. administration did not even intend to guarantee at least minimum restrictions for the deployment of its global air defense. The Russian minister said that it did not go about a dozen interceptor missiles in Poland and the Czech Republic alone. “The problem is a lot more serious. Does anyone really think that Russia will calmly watch the USA increasing its strategic potential near Russia’s borders?” the minister said.

President Putin touched upon the subject of NATO’s close presence to Russia at the latest session of the Council of State. “The new arms race that one can witness growing in the world today and the absence of any attempts on NATO’s part to find compromises on the problem push Russia towards making adequate decisions to defend its national security,” Putin said.

Vladimir Putin lambasted the West for its military expansion toward Russia's borders and laid out an ambitious agenda for his successor to restore the country's economic and military clout in a farewell address Friday as he prepared to step aside as president.

With less than a month remaining before the election, Putin's speech before dozens of top government officials, cultural figures, religious leaders and military officers served as a report card on his own achievements and a reminder of his wide popularity among Russians, the AP reports.

Quotes of the Day

Any society that values wealth above freedom will lose its freedom, and will ultimately lose its wealth as well.--W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)

All Governments, including the worst on earth and the most tyrannical on earth, are free Governments to that portion of the people who voluntarily support them.--Lysander Spooner (19 January 1808 - 14 May 1887) was an American individualist anarchist, entrepreneur, political philosopher, abolitionist, supporter of the labor movement, and legal theorist of the 19th century.

All revolutions have failed? Perhaps. But rebellion for good cause is self- justifying--a good in itself. Rebellion transforms slaves into human beings, if only for an hour.--Edward Abbey (January 29, 1927 - March 14, 1989) was an American author

An old woman is riding a crowded bus and has to stand with her heavy packages. Finally, someone in front of her gives up a seat and so she grabs it. "Thank God," she says.

A man in the seat behind her says "Excuse me comrade, but this is an athiest society. You should say 'Thank Stalin,' not 'Thank God.'" "Of course you are right," the old woman says. "Thank Stalin." She is silent for a moment, then says: "Comrade, I have just had a terrible thought: What shall we say when Stalin dies?"

The man behind her replies "In that case I think we can say 'Thank God.'"