Thursday, October 13, 2005

President Bush Takes His Ventriloquism Act On The Road

Bush shown with his buddy Sambo on his knee.

G. W. Bush has decided to add a little flair to his road show and show the American people that he does like black people. Helping him out is his best buddy "Sambo" who says things like, "Hey George, I love you too, heh, heh, heh."

According to Bush's mother Barbara, "Sambo is a puppet that George has had since he was a child. He's become pretty good at the whole ventriloquism thing. You can't even see his lips move."

The White House feels that this will help win over the black people and show that he really does care about them. "It's a bold move that shows the President is not only a good leader but creative and talented as well," says political advisor Karl Rove.

Note: This is written as satirical humor. It is not intended to be racist and I do not mean to offend any people of color. If you find this piece offensive, well you'll just have to get over it.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Bush Might Use Veto Power If Congress Doesn't Let Him Abuse People

President Bush Has yet to veto a bill, but he might just use that veto power for the first time to strike down a $440 billion defense spending bill if it contains language that would prohibit his administration and the military from engaging in torture and human rights abuse.

The Senate passed the spending bill which contains measures forbidding torture by a vote of 90-9 and was strongly supported by Republican Senators.

According to the Bush administration, congress was attempting to essentially ties its hands in regards to how they are able to conduct their War on Terror.

So what's the problem Mr. President? These measures simply say that you can not actively engage in the sort of actions that you yourself have said that your administration and the military do not actively engage in. How can it even be an issue to have legislation that states you can not do something if it's not something that you're even doing? That is unless you're lying about your administration's role in using torture and inhumane treatment on its prisoners.

How tragically sad it is for the American people to have a president who would abandon support for the men and women serving in the armed forces and fighting his war based on lies just because he's not legally allowed to fight the War on Terror by using torture and terror as a weapon in fighting it.

Terrorism was a small flame before Bush decided to throw a bunch of kindling on it in an effort to smother it out. Now that it's grown into a huge fire, he feels the best way to put it out is by throwing a bunch of gas on it.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Another Great Speach By Gore

It amazes me just how intelligent this man is. His message has depth and substance which is a huge contrast to Bush's meaningless catch phrases and repetitive rhetoric.

Remarks by Al Gore as prepared
Associated Press / The Media Center
October 5, 2005
I came here today because I believe that American democracy is in grave danger. It is no longer possible to ignore the strangeness of our public discourse . I know that I am not the only one who feels that something has gone basically and badly wrong in the way America's fabled "marketplace of ideas" now functions.

How many of you, I wonder, have heard a friend or a family member in the last few years remark that it's almost as if America has entered "an alternate universe"?

I thought maybe it was an aberration when three-quarters of Americans said they believed that Saddam Hussein was responsible for attacking us on September 11, 2001. But more than four years later, between a third and a half still believe Saddam was personally responsible for planning and supporting the attack.

At first I thought the exhaustive, non-stop coverage of the O.J. trial was just an unfortunate excess that marked an unwelcome departure from the normal good sense and judgment of our television news media. But now we know that it was merely an early example of a new pattern of serial obsessions that periodically take over the airwaves for weeks at a time.

Are we still routinely torturing helpless prisoners, and if so, does it feel right that we as American citizens are not outraged by the practice? And does it feel right to have no ongoing discussion of whether or not this abhorrent, medieval behavior is being carried out in the name of the American people? If the gap between rich and poor is widening steadily and economic stress is mounting for low-income families, why do we seem increasingly apathetic and lethargic in our role as citizens?

I had the entire text posted here but it was a bit to long for my main page, so I'm reposting a snip and adding the link below to the entire text of the speach.

Goto BuzzFlash for the entire text of the speach.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Bush Nominates His Own Lawyer For The Supreme Court

Bush's recent nomination to the Supreme Court, Harriet Miers, has no judicial experience. But then again job experience doesn't seem to matter much to the Bush administration, just ask Brownie and FEMA about it. So what experience does Miers have? Well for starters she headed the law firm Locke, Liddell & Sapp who did their utmost to not only protect their clients but to help them defraud investors. The law firm eventually paid $22 million to settle the suit. And it's not like this was a one-time incident. The firm also paid $8 million in regards to a similar incident where it helped a con-man defraud investors.

In addition to this, Meirs was paid $19,000 to investigate, or rather look into potential problems, regarding Bush's service record and how he managed to get into the National Guard and whether he fulfilled his duties. This little tidbit includes payoffs and a cover-up relating to the Texas Lottery Commission.

And just like anything else with this administration, it wouldn't be right if 9/11 wasn't brought up. We all know that the President was briefed prior to the attack "that Osama Bin Laden was “determined” to attack the U.S. homeland, perhaps with hijacked planes." But as it turns out, Meirs was the person who handed him that briefing.

I'm sure there's a lot more about Meirs and her inside involvement with this administration that we'll never know, given attorney-client privilege, but I'd have to say that the only person worse than the criminal G. W. Bush is his lawyer.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Taxation without Representation

Isn't that what started the first American Revolution against the British? Given that politicians and elected official give tax breaks to the wealthiest citizens and corporations while increasing the tax burden on the rest of the people and not acting in the interest of these people, it seams to me like the American people are again faced with the same situation that led them to revolt against the established government at the time.