Friday, April 29, 2005

Thought Crimes....

In honor of an Alabama bill proposed by the Alabama State Representative Gerald Allen, I've added a new T-shirt, "Proud To Be A Thought-Criminal."

Said State Representative Gerald Allen, "I don't look at it as censorship...I look at it as protecting the hearts and souls and minds of our children."

Books by any gay author or that have gay characters would be banned, which include works by Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote and Gore Vidal. Even Alice Walker's novel "The Color Purple," which has lesbian characters.

Are you a highschool dropout with a drug problem....

Well not to worry, there's always a place for you at the U.S. Army. As the Army continues to fail in meeting its' recruitment goals, they've gone from An Army of One to an Army of Anyone.

Highschool student, David McSwane, put recruiter tactics to the test just to see how far they were willing to go to increase enlistment. The 17 year old is both an Honors student and highschool journalist. He presented himself to a recruiter as being a drop-out with a marijuana drug problem. But this was not a problem for the recruiter, who offered to help him get a fake diploma and even offered to take him down to buy detox supliments to help him pass the drug test, which the recruiter was quoted as saying, "The two times I had the guys use it, it has worked both times."
(Click here to get more on this story at CBS4)

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Bush on Energy...or is he on Crack?

"We need to promote safe, clean nuclear power." - US President's speech on energy (April 16,2005)

The President tonight again talked about using safe and clean nuclear energy. Isn't that an oxymoron coming from a Texas moron? How the hell do you use the words safe, clean and nuclear energy in the same sentence, except to state that it is neither safe or clean. The Russians have a word for Safe and Clean Nuclear Energy, can you say: Chernobyl, which by the way is still an extreme hazard to the environment.

According to a recent article in the Independent UK, the sarcophagus that now entombs the reactor has seriously degraded, is cracked and could collapse. Causing a second disaster on a scale equal to the first.
(Click here to read the complete article.)

What happened while the President spoke...

A $2.6 trillion budget was passed by a narrow margin in the House. The budget makes drastic cuts in Medicaid. The budget, which was passed in a vote of 214-211, instructs lawmakers to freeze or cut spending in many domestic programs and adds restraints to spending for student loans, pensions, and more, which automatically grow each year. Untouched from any cuts were programs for defense and homeland security.

Said House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, it was time to take a closer look at benefit programs that are, "popular but rife with waste .... These entitlement programs deserve reform." DeLay went on to say, "The Medicaid system is antiquated and the quality of care is not being brought to the people that need it."

Way to go Tom...I guess if people aren't getting the kind of quality medical care they deserve, the best answer is to just cut $10 Billion from the system that at least provides them with some sort of medical care.

The plan also included tax cuts of $106 Billion over the same four year period and is to take effect in 2007. Additionally the budget resolution opens up authorization for drilling in ANWAR by protecting future bills from a filibuster, which has stalled recent attempts to pass legislation on the matter. It also protects $70 Billion of the $106 Billion in tax cuts from a filibuster and include extensions for many of the tax breaks that are set to expire.

So as the President addressed the country on national television, the Republican controlled House was busy bending us over and giving us the screwing of a lifetime.

(Click here for more on the story)

"An American Heresy"

This is one of the best political speeches I have ever read. It is of my opinion that it is of equal caliber with the speech given by Patrick Henry on March 23, 1775. "Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death."

Remarks as prepared by former Vice President Al Gore
Washington, DC.
Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Four years and four months ago, the Supreme Court of the United States, in a bitterly divided 5 to 4 decision, issued an unsigned opinion that the majority cautioned should never be used as a precedent for any subsequent case anywhere in the federal court system.

Their ruling conferred the presidency on a candidate who had lost the popular vote, and it inflamed partisan passions that had already been aroused by the long and hard-fought election campaign. I couldn't have possibly disagreed more strongly with the opinion that I read shortly before midnight that evening, December 12, 2000. But I knew what course of action best served our republic.

Even though many of my supporters said they were unwilling to accept a ruling which they suspected was brazenly partisan in its motivation and simply not entitled to their respect, less than 24 hours later, I went before the American people to reaffirm the bedrock principle that we are a nation of laws, not men. "There is a higher duty than the one we owe to a political party," I said. "This is America and we put country before party." The demonstrators and counter-demonstrators left the streets and the nation moved on -- as it should have -- to accept the inauguration of George W. Bush as our 43rd president.

Having gone through that experience, I can tell you -- without any doubt whatsoever -- that if the justices who formed the majority in Bush v. Gore had not only all been nominated to the Court by a Republican president, but had also been confirmed by only Republican Senators in party-line votes, America would not have accepted that court's decision.

Moreover, if the confirmation of those justices in the majority had been forced through by running roughshod over 200 years of Senate precedents and engineered by a crass partisan decision on a narrow party line vote to break the Senate's rules of procedure then no speech imaginable could have calmed the passions aroused in our country.
(Read the complete speech here.)

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

It looks like the Nuclear Option is off the table...

Now just beware of the Constitutional Option, which is what they're now calling it. I'd call this sort of thing Orwellian Newspeak at its' finest, but they'd probably just call it Patriotic Verbiage that shows their true love of the Constitution.

Pretty soon you'll hear the kids in the classrooms saying:

I pledge allegiance to the President,
of the Allied States of America,
and to the Republicans,
for which they stand,
one nation under the Christian god,
with invisible liberty and justice for all.

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http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20050214-121802-9744r.htm

It really is Faux News...

Fox News is not legally accountable to report the news.

In an opinion filed February 14, 2003 by THE DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL OF FLORIDA SECOND DISTRICT, "the FCC's policy against the intentional falsification of the news, which the FCC has called its "news distortion policy", does not qualify as the required,law, rule, or regulation" under section 448.102. The FCC has never published its news distortion policy as a regulation with definitive elements and defenses. Instead, the FCC has developed the policy through the adjudicatory process in decisions resolving challenges to broadcasters' licenses."

This has been appealed so the final verdict is still pending. But given what's come out during this case, shouldn't the FCC be seriously investigating Fox News to determine if their license should be pulled?

Why has this taken so long to make the news? Well I can only imagine that the corporate based media was more than willing to sit on it for as long as possible.

http://www.2dca.org/opinion/February%2014,%202003/2D01-529.pdf
http://199.242.69.70/pls/ds/ds_docket

DeLay Sucks...On Cuban Cigars?


Photo By: ZIV KOREN / POLARIS

Well, not only has Tom Delay been blowing smoke up our ass in regards to ethics, but it now appears that the smoke has been coming from Cuba.

That's right... There's good 'ol boy Tom puffing on one of Cuba's finest cigars. But hey, that doesn't mean that he doesn't think that "Fidel Castro "will take the money. Every dime that finds its way into Cuba first finds its way into Fidel Castro's blood-thirsty hands.... American consumers will get their fine cigars and their cheap sugar, but at the cost of our national honor." "

For more on this story, read the Time's article: But Did He Inhale?

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Four more years of shit!


This is too funny!!!


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Monday, April 25, 2005

The Crusades and the Inquisition all rolled into one.
- Welcome to the New World Order.

- I guess if you're having a hard time getting religion into the government, then you put government into religion.

"Justice Sunday: Stop the Filibuster Against People of Faith" - Sen. Majority Leader Bill Frist is an included speaker (via satalite video) to more than 2,000 viewers at an event sponsored by the Family Research Council, a Washington based Christian lobbying group. The issue - Using the filibuster to block 10 of Bush's nominees for judicial posts. Of the 215 judicial nominations
that Bush has put forth, 210 have been confirmed, but it looks like that's not good enough for God - I mean Bush - no, I mean God - wait, I'm confused, who's who again? The main purpose of the event seemed to be to depict the Democrat Senators as being against people of faith.
(To learn more about the Family Research Council, read Justice Sunday Preachers online at The Nation.)


Tom DeLay continues to press for holding judges accountable for their actions in the Schiavo case. Not accountable to the people of the Unites States (which their actions clearly show they were), but just to the Christian groups sitting in the wings with money in their hands ready to throw it at the politician willing to give them a political reach-around.

There's a new Pope - Benedict XVI, formerly know as Cardinal Ratzinger - formerly know as the artist formerly known as a member of the Nazi Youth and a don't-ask-don't-tell kind of guy when it comes to the sex abuse scandals that have plagued the Catholic Church. Also the former head of the "Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith," the office that headed up the Inquisitions during the middle-ages. He was also recently responsible for issuing the Vatican memorandum which stated that "The minister of Holy Communion must refuse to distribute it," referring to holy communion given to catholic politicians that do not uphold the views and doctrines of the church in relationship to the government and its' policies.

Given the Neo-Christian/Neo-Conservative stronghold on the American government and its' military, there seems to be nothing standing in the way of an all out assault on the middle-east and the Muslim world in general.

Welcome to the New-World-Order.
Would you like fries with that?

Gannon's gonna be jealous...


WTF?
To learn more about the Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah, take a look at the Blog - The Angry Arab News Service.
Since Bush is holding hands with the Crown Prince, I guess that means he gets to play Princess for a day. It's funny how he portrays himself as the rough-and-tough cowboy president of the United States, yet the little girl inside of him yearns to be the little bitch for his oil-daddy, Prince Abdullah.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

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Saturday, April 23, 2005

New T-Shirts...

I just added some new t-shirt designs. Images and links to the CafePress store are on the right of the page. I've also added a few more links to other news sources and blogs.

Friday, April 15, 2005

Passport...What passport?

On April 14, 2005 President Bush let us know that he's shocked to learn that passports will be required to enter the U.S. from Mexico or Canada. The passport thing isn't breaking news either. It was officially announced on April 5. The policy was in the works for months. Senior government officials with the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security have said that they were in extensive contact with the Whitehouse regarding the policy change, yet this seems to be the first Bush has heard about it. That's nine days after being announced and making the press.

This means that Bush is either completely out of touch with what is happening in this country or he chooses to play stupid. Either way it's bad news for U.S. citizens.

The passport requirement is to take effect by 2008. Just how did this happen right under Bush's nose without his knowledge? Well that's a good question considering it was part of an intelligent reform bill that he signed himself last year. I guess he just didn't bother reading it, or even having somebody brief him on what the bill entailed.

Maybe he was just to busy working on not putting together a plan for social security so that he could travel the country at the tax payers expense in order to promote...well, nothing. Or maybe he's just an egomaniacal meat puppet with his head so far up his own ass that it actually appears to be sitting on his shoulders.

The only person I can think of in recent history that thought of himself in such a way was Adolph Hitler. But unlike Bush, Hitler actually had leadership qualities to go along with his over inflated sense of self worth and importance. Even Saddam Hussein with his over inflated ego and sense of grandiose being, at least knew what was happening in his own government.