Friday, October 26, 2007

Screw kids... I want more death...

So says Bush about the latest version of the SCHIP bill that passed the house... He's more concerned about some guy covering his ass on all the illegal things he's doing and more concerned about buying more bullets - so sad!!
He also complained that the Senate has not yet confirmed Michael Mukasey as attorney general and scolded Congress for failing to approve more money for Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Does Size really matter here???

Terror watch list almost 800,000 names... Does the size of the list matter or should the QUALITY of the list matter more??? Who is on the list any way - the dregs of humanity or people the Bush Crime Family doesn't like???

Intermission - Music by The Moody Blues

I saw a clip about this song on YouTube where they explained that this song was inspired by the Vietnam war. I knew it was about love and war, but didn't know the Vietnam conflict was its inspiration. I find the lyrics and song so relevant to everything happening now.

And now, The Moody Blues performing "Question".

Tell Harry Reid: No Immunity for Lawbreaking Companies

Sign the petition.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

$2.4 Trillion US Dollars down the Sh*thole!!!

The House Budget Committee met today to discuss the war spending. Only one Republican bothered to show up, and guess who it wasn't!!! Don't know?? I'll tell you... Our own congrASSman Jon Porter (R-NV03). I guess the ASS only cares about siding with the War party than his constituents and the American People!!!

Rep. Doggett: “I assume, by Mr. Ryan being here, that every member of this panel, including every Republican member on that side of the aisle where all the seats are vacant, received notice about this hearing about the cost of war in Iraq?”

Chairman Spratt: “I’m sure they did.”

Rep. Doggett: “And when was this notice of the hearing sent out?”

Chairman Spratt: “Seven days ago, as required by the rules.”

Torture, Government Cover-up and Law & Order:SVU

Tonight's Law & Order: SVU was quite interesting. It was all about Iraq, torture and cover-up byt the government and private security companies. Amazing how the teevee dramas such as the Law & Order franchises, Boston Legal and other shows aren't afraid to cover how fucked up things are with the current administration, yet, the MSM fails to cover it.

Cheney and his band of flying monkeys have pressured MSNBC to drop stories, FixedNoise is a the communications department for the Bush Crime Family and so many newspapers are falling to large corporations like the Review-Journal in Las Vegas. If The Las Vegas Sun was not distributed with the RJ, I would cancel my subscription as this is the only place one can get non-slanted opinions.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Bedtime..... Rock On!!

Found this on YouTube... One of REO Speedwagon's best songs... Whoever put this together should get an award!!! Only downfall, the creator didn't play out the whole song.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Getting Cryptic E-mail from an ASS

I wrote to congrASSman Jon Porter (R-NV03-BushAssLicker) about not allowing the Tel Com companies to have immunity for illegally helping the Bush Crime Family with their warrantless wiretapping of our phones, e-mails, etc... and this is what I get back - not his take on it, but a rehash of the Bill. One wonders why I call him an ASS!!!

Thank you for contacting me regarding H.R. 3773, the Responsible Electronic Surveillance That is Overseen, Reviewed, and Effective Act of 2007 or RESTORE Act of 2007. I appreciate hearing from you and having the benefit of your views.
As you may know, my colleague, Representative John Conyers (D-MI), introduced the RESTORE Act. This legislation seeks to amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) to provide that a court order is not required for the acquisition of communication between non-U.S. persons who are not located within the United States for collecting foreign intelligence information, whether or not the communication passes through the United States or the surveillance device is located within the United States.
The RESTORE Act would also require the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and the Attorney General (AG) to jointly apply to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for an order, or the extension of an order, authorizing for up to one year the acquisition of communications of persons outside the United States who are non-U.S. persons. One of the more controversial provisions in this legislation concerns retroactive immunity. This legislation does not provide for retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies that participated in the Terrorist Surveillance Program (TSP).
Presently, the RESTORE Act is awaiting the completion of action in the House of Representatives. Please know that I will be sure to keep your views in mind when this legislation is addressed by the full House of Representatives. (in whose universe??)
Again, thank you for writing. Please feel free to contact me in the future with any additional comments or concerns you may have.
Jon C. Porter
Member of Congress (Hopefully not for another term!!!)

Dumbass - 60 Minutes Edition!!

After watching the 60 Minutes interview of Valerie Plame-Wilson and her husband, Ambassador Joe Wilson, I've come to the assumption that Katie Couric is a complete idiot!!! Some of her lines of questioning were not only off-base, out of the fucking ballpark. She played the interview, in my opinion, not as an impartial journalist, but a partisan hack. I'm sure Keith Olbermann will do a much better job on Tuesday's Countdown.

CBS Transcript:

"It was a mafia-like tactic. And the idea of going after your family, even in Washington, was an outrage. Nobody went after Karl Rove's family. Nobody went after Scooter Libby's family. They went after my family," Wilson says.

"But in all fairness, Karl Rove's wife doesn't work for the CIA," Couric remarks.

"How do you know?" Wilson says.

"Scooter Libby's wife doesn't work for the CIA," Couric says.

"How do you know? How do you know?" Wilson asks.

"I don't know for sure. But I think it's a safe assumption," Couric replies.
(Note: You know what happens when one "assumes")

Says Wilson, "Yeah, you don't know. And we don't know what they did because nobody went after their families. And that's the way it should be. That's the way it would be. However you wanna play the game, the idea of going after somebody's family is an absolute outrage."

"You are still seething," Couric says.

"Oh, I think - absolutely," Wilson admits, laughing. "Absolutely. I'm seething because it was first and foremost a great betrayal of the national security of the country."

Friday, October 19, 2007

My new hero!!!


Desultory, that is, until Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.) grumbled at Republicans: "Youdon't have money to fund the war or children. But you're going to spend it to
blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to
Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement."

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Feel Better Randi!!!

Randi Rhodes is out until Thursday...



...Someone in Washington feels the same way about John Ensign's (R-HeadUpAss) politics as I do:

It’s not always easy to figure out what the American public will think about a particular issue or scandal, but we know how they feel about pets.
So they must have been thrilled — thrilled — when Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.) issued a press release criticizing Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.), a veterinarian, for his stance on an issue related to Medicare.
“Sen. Ensign should go back to practicing medicine on animals as he was trained, not on senior citizens,” Stark said in a press release.
For Ensign’s office, it was like Christmas.
Spokesman Tory Mazzola quickly retorted in an e-mail to the Hill that just because Ensign has gotten support for his proposal “doesn’t mean you have to attack doctors that care for our puppies and kittens. I may be wrong, but I’d say veterinarians have a higher approval rating than Nancy Pelosi’s Congress,” Mazzola said. (My response: Boo-Hoo!!)

Friday, October 12, 2007

Al Gore - Nobel Prize Winner!!! Congrats!!!

Al Gore did it!! He won an Oscar, an Emmy, now a Nobel Prize!!! And he did it all without cheating, like, I dunno... Satan... Oops - I mean, George W. Bush.

Former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Friday for their efforts to spread awareness of man-made climate change and lay the foundations for counteracting it.

Gore's film "An Inconvenient Truth," a documentary on global warming, won an Academy Award this year and he had been widely expected to win the prize."His strong commitment, reflected in political activity, lectures, films and books, has strengthened the struggle against climate change," the citation said. "He is probably the single individual who has done most to create greater worldwide understanding of the measures that need to be adopted."

It cited Gore's awareness at an early stage "of the climatic challenges the world is facing.The committee cited the Panel on Climate Change for two decades of scientific reports that have "created an ever-broader informed consensus about the connection between human activities and global warming."

Members of the panel, a network of 2,000 scientists, were surprised that it was chosen to share the honor with Gore, a spokeswoman said.


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Attack of the Flying Monkey Right

It seems Michelle Malkin and her flying monkeys are on the attack again, or more to the point, a witch hunt over Graeme Frost. He is the 12 year old boy who gave the Democratic response after "W" vetoed the S-CHIP bill. I am not one to be silenced nor do I go out to silence anyone in the process. But what her and her minions have done is gone out of their way to destroy a family, who in my opinion, are struggling to get by. Yes, they've used the S-CHIP program - so what!!! I bought into a neighborhood at a cheaper cost 10 years ago and my home has gone up in value, although my income hasn't changed by much. If I had kids and didn't have adequate health coverage through my job, I would definitely sign up for S-CHIP to at least make sure my children were getting the health care they deserve. I am not an author or face on the Fixed News channel. So, until MM and her flying monkeys can live in $50K or less and not provide health care for her children - she should stay the hell away from those who cannot provide and let them live in peace and not go on pointless witch hunts...

But who am I?? In her eyes, I'm just a dirty fucking hippy!!!

Dedication - Neo-Con Edition

Dedicated to the Neo-cons who seem to think they run this country... Bruce Cockburn's "If I Had A Rocket Launcher" from 1984.

Public Service Announcement

Tonight's episode of "Boston Legal" revolved around a lawsuit about a 15 year old girl suing her school because it taught Abstinence Only education. The girl is HIV+ and was never taught about condoms - well, she was, but told that they were unreliable. It is important to educate children about sex, contraception and protection and how to avoid HIV and other STDs. No matter how much you drill into a child's mind about abstinence, they will find a way to experiment. If you get a chance to see the episode "The Chicken and the Leg", Alan Shore (James Spader) gives an outstanding closing about how the Bush Crime Family pushes abstinence only for schools and if they do not comply, they cut off federal funding. It's time Congress took a very hard look at this issue and bring back sex education.


Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Bush & Congress need a refresher course in the Bill Of Rights

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Via Raw Story:

The proposed House bill offers some concession to the administration, and it includes fixes in surveillance that Democrats and Republicans agreed were needed, such as a clarification that no warrant is required to spy on strictly foreign-to-foreign phone calls and e-mails.

Under the new law, the Attorney General or Director of National Intelligence would be authorized to receive blanket warrants to eavesdrop on several foreign intelligence targets who could call into the United States, but the bill would restore FISA court reviews of targeting procedures and steps taken to "minimize" Americans' exposure to surveillance. If an American is to become the "target" of surveillance, intelligence agencies would be required to seek an individualized warrant from the FISA court.

The American Civil Liberties Union said that concession would allow "blanket warrants" to authorize the National Security Agency and other US intelligence services to gather information on untold numbers of Americans who may not be suspected of doing anything wrong.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

He should not be unscripted

"W" should never be unscripted. The man is an IDIOT!!! He cannot speak in public nor can he form a complete thought - or string a proper sentence together.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Kills kids in War - but don't give them Healthcare

The Bush Crime Family would rather see out kids killed in an unjust war rather than help the poor ones by giving them healthcare.

White House:

Q How can the President justify spending billions for a war and denying child health care sanctions in this country, where the needs are there?

MS. PERINO: Well, there are obviously very [sic] two different issues. The President is for the expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program. He wants to extend it by 20 percent for the next five years. There are those in Congress who want to expand it even further. And what we see -- we see that as a step towards more government-controlled health care. That is a policy difference that the President has.

Isn't it Ironic???

Chuckle-nuts is allowed to do extraordinary renditions, have secret prisons, hold people for years without access to lawyers, and yet he takes issue with Burma??? The man needs to read less books and try reading the U.S. Constitution!!!

Dana Perino:

MS. PERINO: Good afternoon. I have a statement on Burma, before taking your questions.
The President and Mrs. Bush remain concerned about the reports of violence and intimidation that continue to come out of Burma. The United States is pleased that U.N. Special Envoy Gambari was able to see Aung San Suu Kyi. Mr. Gambari remains in Burma in order to see the top junta leader, Than Shwe. We think it is important that they meet and that a process of national reconciliation can begin.
The United States is committed to working with countries around the world and especially those in the region to move Burma to a peaceful transition to democracy. President Bush had a good meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang last week. And today Jim Jeffrey, the Deputy National Security Advisor, will meet with Chinese Ambassador Zhou to the United States to further these discussions.
I think it's important to note comments made on Friday night by Chinese Premier Wen. He said that China is very much concerned with the situation and hopes that all parties show restraint, resume stability through peaceful means as soon as possible, promote domestic reconciliation and achieve democracy and development. The Chinese Premier said that China will continue to work with the international community to actively facilitate the proper solution to the problem.
I'll take your questions.

Q Do you have any reason to believe that junta leaders will meet with the U.N. Envoy?

MS. PERINO: I don't have any reason to believe one way or the other. We -- he is there waiting to meet with him and as soon as we have an update, we'll provide it.
Q And the protests, themselves, seem to have been stilled. What do you make of that?

MS. PERINO: Well, unfortunately, intimidation and force can chill peaceful demonstrations. And reports about very innocent people being thrown into detention, where they could be held for years without any representation or charges, is distressing; and we understand that some of the monasteries have been sealed. Now, obviously, this has, again, a chilling effect on protestors, but we would ask that everyone show restraint and allow those who want to express themselves to be able to do so in Burma.

Sometimes she says something right

Erin Neff of the Las Vegas Review-Journal actually said something we can, somewhat, agree on - except I've known for a long time CongrASSman Jon Porter (R-NV03) is still a hand-puppet for the Bush Crime Family. His unwavering support for the Iraq invasion and occupation will bring him down and his War Party come November 2008.


Maybe the way people in other countries view us has something to do with Porter's enthusiastic support for the war in Iraq. Make no mistake, Porter was for the war before he was for it. Not only did he support it from the beginning, he's supported every funding bill, cheered on the surge and is now squarely positioned as one of the administration's go-to guys for the Iran message.
If Porter didn't believe his own calculation that the "war on terror" plays well in his suburban district with lots of military families, he wouldn't be so stuck on his support for ongoing occupation.
The way he puts it, the Middle East needs us there to keep the world safe. Oh yeah, and Israel is over there, too. Porter will do whatever it takes to win. That may mean forsaking so-called Republican principles of small government and low taxes.
That may mean claiming support for the troops, or the children, or whatever else
is politically palatable.