Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Friday, August 26, 2005
Thursday, August 25, 2005
TELL SOUZA TO STRIKE UP A FROG MARCH!!!
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Head over to Dependable Renegade for a gander:
Make sure to check out the ret of her site as well
The Kind of Shit That Makes Me Want to Join The Greens! - Part 2
With a phone call and a retainer, Diebold CEO Walden O'Dell has launched former Democratic National Committee chairman Joe Andrew on a 50-state ambassadorship for electronic voting.
O'Dell said he, "wanted to reframe some of the issues.''
As a notable Eschatonian would say, "Christ on a cracker!"
What exactly does O'Dell want to "reframe", and why does he need a proto-Democrat whoring himself to do it?
Many will remember O'Dell for his infamous quote that he was, "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year."
The Conyers report showed that he kept his word better than anyone could imagine.
So, now former DNC chair Andrew is traipsing around California spouting such winners as:
Um... yeah like the 2004 election thanks Diebold.
"The great irony is, it's the progressives - my side of the aisle - who are against electronic voting but have the most to benefit from it."
He will have a major uphill battle as thousand of machines sit in warehouse because California election officials, Democrat and Republican, have found the machines not up to snuff.
As this political freakshow continues, one can only hope that DieVote can either get its corporate act together or more states will keep these things away from OUR elections.
In a nutshell:
The odd couple of Diebold and Andrew have `their work cut out for them,'' said Kim Alexander, president of nonprofit California Voter Foundation.
problems. I wish that Diebold would put it's effort into making better equipment and making its paper trail work, rather than a PR campaign.''
Bill Moyer, A Real American Hero!
Friday, August 19, 2005
Highest approval: Idaho 59%
(No wonder he's taking his vacation, from his vacation, there.)
Lowest Approval: Rhode Island 29%
(Hey Lincoln Chafee did you read that.)
What is really telling is that in the swing states of Missouri and Ohio his favorable rating has fallen 20% and 23 % respectively. Even the American bell weather of Kansas places POTUS firmly in the under 50% approval rating.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Here He Is JERK Of the Year Himself.
What a good American you are sir, driving your pickup through a memorial for those who gave "the last full measure" for our country.
We all know that these men and women were failures, right? They died.
They did not bravely sit at home thinking about that terrible woman who has the audacity to mourn her son and demand answers for why he died.
They did not seek, like you did sir, to destroy the visual representation of our president's failure.
Did you by any stretch of the imagination see the names of the dead as you swerved, like the Pony Express of Patriotism, into the ditch.
A grateful country looks to true patriots like you.
A Reading From The Book of Righteous Hypocrite:
What a good Christian you are sir for driving right into those crosses.
Like Christ amongst the money changers in the Temple, you tried to cast out these fools who would desecrate the home of your master.
Wasn't it enough for her that her son died for the trinity of Carlyle, Halliburton, and
Wasn't it enough that the Holy Prophets of Fox told us that this was a good war, and that
Supply -Side Jesus was spoken onto by the Lord?
Who did you pray to when your Holy Headlights of HIS Wrath smashed into the work of the grieving?
Did you call onto the Bush, the anointed Hannity, the drug induced ravings of Limbaugh the Mad, or the Holy Malkin Speaker for the Dead?
We know the Supply-Side Jesus would not stand for a grieving mother mourning her son when his Burning Shrub has said otherwise.
Monday, August 15, 2005
We ask the question:
When Mr. President? When?
Friday, August 12, 2005
Thursday, August 11, 2005
Everything I Need To Know About the World I Learned In Disney
Hello all! Nice to meet you! I am Virgil's little sis, and yes, we did discuss politics in the house. Ad nauseum. Our mother still has nightmares over it.
Those Flowers Are Coming Any Day Now.... Any Day Now.
Gunmen kidnapped a senior Interior Ministry official in the heart of the Iraqi capital yesterday, as Baghdad's mayor protested his ouster at gunpoint, rival factions fought over the governorship of another province and Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari sought to quell political disputes in the capital and the south.
The Count is Now 1844. The only ones who have received flowers in Iraq. Unfortunately, those flowers came from their grieving families.
"SHE'S NOT GOING ANYWHERE SHRUB!"
MEET WITH CINDY!
The rest of you help her out, go to her website, donate, go to Crawford!
OOOOKAY! We Have Definitely Entered Into The Twilight Zone!
ChristianExodus.org is moving thousands of Christians to South Carolina to reestablish constitutionally limited government founded upon Christian principles. This includes the return to South Carolina of all "powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States." 1 It is evident that the U.S. Constitution has been abandoned under our current federal system, and the efforts of Christian activism to restore our Godly republic have proven futile over the past three decades. The time has come for Christian Constitutionalists to protect our American principles in a State like South Carolina by interposing the State's sovereign authority retained under the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Just how does that "lucky" South Carolinian town become a part of the new confederacy:
The cities and counties will be selected based upon, but not limited to, the following criteria:
- Voter turnout in primary elections.
- Voter turnout in general elections.
- Moral nature of the electorate.
- Cost of living/housing.
- Economic and employment opportunity.
- Christian educational choices (including home school networks).
- Availability of churches.
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
We Ask the Question:
They haven't updated this since MID FREAKING JULY!
Its a Last Throes Thing: You Wouldn't Understand!
The New York Times reports that members of the Sadr Militia have deposed the mayor of Baghdad:Read More Here
The article also informs us that 4 more US soldiers have been killed in Iraq.
To be blunt:
LAST THROES MY ASS, DICK!
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
Her Son Was a Hero,Now She Carries On the Family Tradition!
Tell Bush to Answer her Questions.
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Friday, August 05, 2005
LHC Joins The Cat-Blogging Friday Craze !
CLIO- the mastermind of the group has lead a reign of terror against all sorts of intruders: mice, waterbugs, and house guests. Found inside a Catholic School Playground, Clio was presented to her master "Virgil" on his birthday. CLIO only days old, and with little realistic chance to live, had to be bottle fed until weaning age. Faced with this dire diagnosis CLIO as would be the pattern of her life, flipped a clawed "bird" to the vet and survived.
PICA- Has been called "too stupid to live" by some and "smart enough to play dumb" by others. She was rescued along with her two brothers by Muffins. All had pneumonia, and the two males died. PICA, showing the inner fortitude usually attributed to Superman, survived. There was a cost, Pica lost the sight in right eye. This disability has been turned to her advantage as she flaunts whenever the little pirate wants a treat or a cuddle.
Thursday, August 04, 2005
The Hell of Coming Home
The fourth of July was a night of twitches.
He had several jobs, never keeping them long, but always had a new one before he left the old. He finally settled into the NYC Department of Sanitation where transfers and tests for new positions were always open.
My father is a Vietnam Vet and I am proud to be his son.
As I grew older I learned more about his condition, PTSD, and how fortunate we actually were. My father's symptoms were slight, some like the walking more a result of training than any delusional mental condition. I was so proud of his service, as well as the service of many family members, that I wanted to carry on what I perceived to be a tradition. That's when I finally met the man who is my father.
The stories began to flow. Slowly but surely he tried to initiate me into the horrors of war. He told me of the VC he saw shot in half by a .50 cal machine gun. I could see the pain in his eyes as he described the VC's lower half lunging forward as the tattered upper half fell back into the brush.
I could see the sadness as he related stories of his best friend Bobby Banks. He was a sandy haired kid from California, my father has been told that Bobby re-upped and was killed, but to this day we don't know for sure.
Long story short, between my father's catharsis and the sports of youth trashing my knee, I never served.
Thanks to fellow veterans who took the initiative and formed the Vietnam Parades of the mid 80's my dad seems to have shed the worst memories of the 'Nam, but he still walks that silent walk and every once in a while I still see him take his place in that long patrol. Many vets held in one of the many under funded and understaffed VA hospitals had left "The World" and were still "patrolling Saigon" as my father says. Many of those lost will never return to us. They are trapped in a nightmare world where Charlie is around ever corner and the sound of tracer and grenades punctuate the war zone of their mind.
So it is with a heavy heart that I read the following article.
Iraq war vet arrested in Las Vegas slay
LAS VEGAS --An Iraq veteran carrying an assault rifle on his way to buy beer killed a woman and wounded a man in a Las Vegas alley, authorities said.
Army Spc. Matthew Sepi, 20, told police he was ambushed, but officials have not been able to determine the exact circumstances of the shooting early Sunday. Sepi said he had been trained in the military that in an ambush he should engage his targets and retreat, according to police.
Sharon Jackson, 47, was killed and Kevin Ratcliff, 26, was wounded but expected to recover, authorities said. Police reported finding a 9-mm pistol and three bullet casings in the alley.
The New England Journal of Medicine has released a report documenting the cases of PTSD in returning Iraq/Afghanistan veterans. They are simply chilling.
Exposure to combat was significantly greater among those who were deployed to Iraq than among those deployed to Afghanistan. The percentage of study subjects whose responses met the screening criteria for major depression, generalized anxiety, or PTSD was significantly higher after duty in Iraq (15.6 to 17.1 percent) than after duty in Afghanistan (11.2 percent) or before deployment to Iraq (9.3 percent); the largest difference was in the rate of PTSD. Of those whose responses were positive for a mental disorder, only 23 to 40 percent sought mental health care. Those whose responses were positive for a mental disorder were twice as likely as those whose responses were negative to report concern about possible stigmatization and other barriers to seeking mental health care.
We cannot afford to let these men and women suffer like the soldiers of the Vietnam era. The Republican controlled Congress has time and again attacked the VA budget. Hospitals have closed and benefits slashed. We as Americans, regardless of party affiliation must stand by our troops both in the field and when they come home.
We cannot seek the refuge of the Chickenhawks and the 101st Flying Keyboardists who moan and wail that support of Bush is support for the troops. They are mutually exclusive events. This administration has turned our brave men and women into voiceless and nameless non-entities. We do not see their sacrifice (unless Stephen Bochco directs) nor do we grieve their loss. We do not see their flag covered caskets carried with honor nor do we see ANYONE in the administration attend their funerals.
You want to support our troops start here at Operation Truth!.
Postscript: A few folks have asked me over the years if I ever served in combat. I could never figure out what there was about me that gave that indication. It was always the same thing that fooled even veterans of Panama, Grenada, and the ME wars.
I walk silent, like my dad..