TGIF/Weekend edition - January 5-7, 2007
Bush poised to name new Iraq commander
Senate Regrets the Vote to Enter Iraq
Old guard back on Iraq policy
I wonder how the Bush musical chairs appointments are going to work out?
"You know what Saddam's last words were? 'I knew we should have had the trial in L.A.'" --Jay Leno
US Military Deaths in Iraq Hit 3006 Forbes, NY
Bombs kill at least 13 in Baghdad; Iraq prepares to execute 2 of ... Santa Fe New Mexican, NM
EU Criticizes Planned Executions Of Hussein Codefendants RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty, Czech Republic
"The latest reports out of Washington say President Bush is planning to send more troops to Iraq, but the White House wants to call it a surge instead of an escalation. Well, duh. A one-syllable word versus a four-syllable word. I wonder which one President Bush would pick." --Jay Leno
FBO = Federal Bureau of Obfuscation
Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan
the FBI to help protect William Rehnquist, the late Chief Justice of the United
States Supreme Court, from opponents of his nomination to the court,
according to newly-released papers.
Bush’s Surge Speech: A Mad Preview
By Madeleine Begun Kane
It appears that we’re right on the verge
Of what Bush and McCain call a surge.
Once again, George the Madman
Behaves like an adman
Whose product leads only to dirge.
"In presidential news, somebody leaked Rudy Giuliani's entire 140-page campaign plan to the press. Giuliani is calling it a dirty trick. He said it was stolen while he was in Florida. Which is not the first time a presidential race has been stolen in Florida." --Jay Leno
"Televangelist and radio enthusiast Pat Robertson made a major announcement yesterday. He says that God told him terrorists will conduct a mass killing in the United States late 2007. ... I think we found our lead suspect." --Jimmy Kimmel
Contested Florida Republican Sworn In Wyoming News, WY
Today, President Bush announced the appointment of Pat Robertson as the first secretary of the new Department of Homeland Prophecy and Fear Arousal. - Zing!
Subject: Some Comments to the question: How can the Democrats clean up the huge mess Bush and the GOP have made?
It's hard enough when you watch the brat
defy everyone and continue making a mess but it becomes too overwhelming a task
when the brat is going behind your back and making more messes. The first step
must be to restrain the brat. Take away his weapons, take away his microphone,
cut off his allowance and confine to his room.
Then we can look at the damge he has done and begin to rebuild what he has destroyed.
Impeach and start over!
The Democrats should all switch to the being republicans. Then when the solutions fail -regardless of which party obstructs- the blame will go to the GOP. Maybe after awhile the average American will realize that deep down all of Congress is owned by the corporations and then we can "fire them all" and start over again. Rick
Well, for starters, reinstate the draft
and draft the Bush twins...and see that they go to the front lines in Iraq. That
solves the war problem--the war would be over before they even got there.
Next, since the Bush twins seem to be unemployed, let's find them a minimum wage job.....See how fast wages rise then.
Just a little humor to brighten your day. Use your imagination with the Bush twins--who knows where this could lead?
I said in 2000 that it would take at
least a decade to undo the damage that Bush was about to do. Boy, was I wrong.
It is simply not possible. The damage this idiot has done is so egregious that it is going to be the demise of the U.S. as a respected world power. We are destined to go the way of every previous corrupted imperial power engaged in overreach by sociopathic leaders like Bush and Cheney.
Having a women speaker gives me hope.
After all women have been for thousands of years had the job of cleaning up
messes made by men. We are well qualified after all this experience.
First they have to want to clean it up,
rather than paying lip service,
which is what I think they'll do. They all sup at the same corporate
A good start would be to raise hell over the nominations of Khalilzad
to UN ambassador (signed the PNAC statement of principles
http://www.newamericancentury.org/statementofprinciples.htm ) and
Negroponte as little Sleazy (oversaw the butchery in Honduras).
Another thing I'd like to see them do is rescind the law that locked up the
presidential records of Bushie the Elder, Raygun, and the rest.
Obviously the Republican Congress feared that the American people would
find out what really went on if we saw those records, the Democrats
could make a show by making government open and keeping it that way.
Tar and feather Bush/Cheney after we impeach them
Thank you for your comments! Impeachment was the most common response I received. I really like the sound of President Nancy Pelosi.
Oil prices lowest in 19 months
GM 'will impose further job cuts' BBC News
"What we really expect out of the Democrats is for them to treat us as they would liked to have been treated." --House Min. Leader John Boehner (R-OH)
Subject: Some Comments about Saddam Phototoon
Hon, you did not sully anyone's soul. Pleaseeee. The Saddam death photo has been all over the news, magazines, and the internet. The only way one could miss seeing it is if they are living in a cave (perhaps with Osama). Don't let this wingnut bother you. Yes, he probably won't donate because of his perception that you "sullied" his world but I am sending in an extra donation to make up for him. As a professor of history I can promise you that there has been a hell of a lot of sullying in the history of this great nation. The more I study history the more I am convince that having a free press is absolutely essential. You are right on about the Vietnam photo changing opinions. I teach a class on the Vietnam War. That photo was a turning point just as the photos of blacks being hosed down in Birmingham, Alabama. It takes a visual cue sometimes to make people see that things are awful and need to be changed. There are hundreds of photos of our soldiers having their mangled limbs hacked of in military hospitals in Iraq. I hope they move the American public to demand an end to the Evil Empire that George Bush has used for his own personal vendetta against Iraq. That, my dear, sullies my soul, to think that the America that I love has been willing to sit by and let 3,005 men and women die for a quagmire. Shame on those who are silent about it. Their silence makes them complicit in Bush's evil plans.
Hold your head up proudly Lisa, you inform people and make them see the ugliness of this conflict. You make me proud to be an American.
What is the difference between M's comment and Barbara Bush, the mother of George Bush when she made this comment - "Why should we hear about body bags and deaths," Barbara Bush said on ABC's "Good Morning America" on March 18, 2003. "Oh, I mean, it's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?"
I am in complete agreement
with your comment regarding Saddam's picture.
Maybe if Bush had gone to ONE funeral for a deceased military personnel.....
Thanks. Keep up the good work!
Lisa, I agree with all my
heart that you should not be responsible for
M's bad feelings upon viewing the picture of Saddam's death. We are all
tainted by the administration's actions in Iraq. I assume M is a US citizen.
As such we are all to some degree responsible for the actions of our
government. Ostrich like behavior will not purge the responsibility
from us. Certainly the Iraqis who lost loved ones in this war will never
forget what country caused their loss.
As Plato said long ago: "The price of apathy towards public affairs is
to be ruled by evil men". When W was re-elected I was no longer mad at him
but the millions of fools that voted for him and I've been getting in their
face about it ever since. M your soul was sullied the moment you chose to
ignore the consequences of your government's actions and you can bear
with the rest of us the burdens this administration has put upon us. If I
had my druthers everyone in the country would be obligated to personally
witness the consequences of this war. Hopefully it will drive you to action.
Thanks Lisa for all you do.
Thank you all for your comments. If I thought as M does this site wouldn't exist. I did not receive one email agreeing with M.
Peace activists plan Cuba trip to protest US base at Guantanamo
San Jose Mercury News, CA
"The Muslim representative from Minnesota was elected by the voters of that district and if American citizens don't wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran." --Rep. Virgil Goode (R-VA), on Rep.-elect Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim elected to Congress
Cheney to speak at Jamestown Daily Press, VA
President Bush welcomed new members of Congress with what's being referred to as 'a bicameral, bipartisan reception.' Or as Bush calls it, 'a bi-bi.'" --Conan O'Brien
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Former professional Swiss military pilot Yves Rossy, the 'jet-man', flies in the sky like a rocketeer in the southern Swiss Alps near Nyon in November, 2006. Rossy is the first man ever to successfully fly with wings, full-powered by four engines in his back. Picture taken in November 2006. Photo/Rolf Kuratli (SWITZERLAND)