Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Randi Rhodes posted these photos of the midshipmen at The Naval Academy and their reaction to Bush's repackaging of the war in Iraq. Yawwwwnnnnnn.
My favorite line from Bush's speech: "The Iraqis know their culture and they know their language." Duh! How moronic is that?

Monday, November 21, 2005

Bush, trying to go through a locked door in China. What an idiot! He is President of the USA, this is not a frat party.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Dirty Libby
Richard Bradley
November 17, 2005

I don’t normally associate bestiality with Republicans, because they screw poor people more than animals. But in Scooter Libby’s case, one has to make an exception....Libby’s 1996 novel, The Apprentice, which chronicles the depraved training of a Japanese prostitute...So the fact that Dick Cheney’s closest confidante scripted a work featuring bestiality, rape and general licentiousness would seem to constitute hypocrisy in the GOP’s war against immorality—lashing out against others’ smut and sin while profiting off them yourself.

But then, it’s hardly the only such example. Here are a few more.

Despite years of speaking out against gambling, Ralph Reed, former head of the Christian Coalition, recently admitted that he had taken more than $1 million in fees from lobbyists representing Indian casinos.
Conservative White House “reporter” Jeff Gannon turned out to be a former gay hooker.
Rupert Murdoch, the owner of conservative Fox News and the New York Post, is also part-owner of DirecTV, which makes millions distributing pornography. Illinois GOP candidate Jack Ryan dropped out of a race for U.S. Senate after disclosures that he had pressured his former wife, the actress Jeri Ryan, to go to sex clubs with him.
Lynne Cheney is the author of Sisters, a 1981 potboiler described by USA Today as including “brothels, attempted rapes, and a lesbian love affair.”...
The list could go on (Strom Thurmond, anyone?...The GOP bills itself as the party of family values, and in a hundred different ways imposes its moralistic judgments about sex and reproduction on the American people...And all the while the party’s most powerful members live by a double-standard of personal vice and ill-gotten gain.

Of course, hypocrisy on the part of individuals doesn’t entirely negate a morality platform. But at the least, it does suggest that some of the most powerful proponents of “family values” are deeply cynical about that aspect of the Republican agenda. They feel free to impose these values on others even while making a mockery of them in their own lives.
full article

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Rush wants to make money off our troops. He will send a newsletter to a member of the military if you, the consumer, pay Rush $50.00! This is sick!

Circus Maximus

Abuse Included Use of Lions, Iraqis Allege

Ex-Detainees Say Troops Also Used Mock Executions

According to the Washington Post two Iraqi men who were arrested in Iraq in 2003 but never charged with crimes say that U.S. troops put them in a cage with lions, pretended to execute them in a firing line and humiliated them during interrogations at multiple detention facilities.

Our administration is sending Muslims to the lions and sent the poor and elderly (in New Orleans) to the Superdome to suffer and/or die, is planning on cutting food stamps and cut heating assistance for this winter. Anybody remember the history of the Roman Empire?

Friday, November 11, 2005

Dubya to remember Veterans at Tobyhanna

Dubya will speak at Tobyhanna Army Depot smack dab in the middle of the Poconos in PA. It's in the middle of nowhere, and according to the website Tobyhanna Army Depot is the largest employer in the region. Total employment at the installation is approximately 4,300. That's civilian workers (although, in fairness, the website notes that 49% of the workforce consists of veterans). Why in the world would Dubya speak to a bunch of civlians on Veteran's Day?

To my fellow Veterans, thank you for your service.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Wal-Mart movie

One screening is with the SAAPAC group, where I will attend because I know many of the former Deaniacs in this group.
You can RSVP here

SAAPAC Movie Night (San Antonio, TX)
WHEN: November 19, 2005 07:00 PM
DETAILS: The San Antonio Area Progressive Action Coalition is pleased to present this movie for our monthly movie night. We will have music about Wal-Mart from songwriters living in a Canadian town that has been fighting Wal-Mart for ten years. There are always snacks, interesting people and a lively discussion period after the movie. Our movie poster can be found at:

Bethany Congregational Church 500 Pilgrim at Panda inside Loop 410.
San Antonio, TX 78201

DIRECTIONS: From Loop 410 exit at Vance Jackson and go south and make a right turn onto Pilgrim. Go 1 block to the Bethany Congregational Church on the left. From IH 10 exit Vance Jackson and go north/east to Pilgrim. Turn left on Pilgrim and go 1 block to Bethany Congregational Church on the left.