Friday, July 07, 2006

Memphis Church Defaces Statue Of Liberty

A Memphis church has decided to defame one of our great national symbols. The World Overcomers Outreach Ministry Church is erecting a 72-foot tall replica of the Statue of Liberty with a few modifications. Lady Liberty’s torch is being replaced by a cross and the Emma Lazarus poem about "Giving me your tired, your poor" is being replaced with the Ten Commandments.

If there was ever a frightening symbol of the growing theocracy in this country it’s being built in Memphis, Tennessee. It doesn’t take a genius to figure this travesty out. According to one news report, 11 year-old Evelyn Douglas said, " It's not right that they are mixing the two." (Referring to the cross representing a specific religion and the statue representing the United States.)

We are moving closer and closer to a theocratic dictatorship in this country, and for Christians like myself, I am very worried. I see the fundamentalists brand of Christianity and it bears no resemblance to the teachings of Jesus. This must be what Muslims in Saudi Arabia felt when the Wahabists began hijacking Islam.

The answer? For one thing we can vote the neo-cons who have aligned themselves with these extremists out of office in November. Don’t believe the cynics who say there is no difference between the parties. It’s a lie. The Democratic Party has many faults, but intolerance and bigotry is not one of them. Stop this growing state religion and vote in November like your freedom depended on it. It does!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Ken Lay Dead?

Kenny Boy is no more, at least according to reports. Reuter’s reports he died of a heart attack at his vacation home in Colorado where he was awaiting sentencing for what promised to be a lengthy prison term. Details are sketchy at this point.

Now pardon me if I am skeptical, but unless I see the body, I won’t believe this. It’s just too damn convenient. Dies before sentencing at his home in Colorado. No witnesses, remote location, and next thing you know Sheik Kenny show up in Dubai living in the tallest condo in the world. Keep an eye on this story and if Jeffery Skilling suddenly "dies" we’ll know it’s all spin to cover their well lined pockets.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Prediction: Condi Rice As VP Before 2008

During the 2004 elections I was telling my friends that Dick Cheney was just holding the place until the GOP could seat a successor to Bush. That successor seems to be either Condi Rice or John McCain. Rice has been spun before the press in recent months in a variety of high profile stories showing her tact and capabilities internationally. At least that is the spin. What will happen now is that Dick Cheney will step down because of "health reasons" and Rice will be placed as Vice President by Bush. This sets things up nicely for 2008, with a viable incumbent VP and McCain in the wings.

McCain’s recent love-fest with Bush shows he has accepted their backroom deal and he will either be the Presidential or Vice Presidential nominee. This also lets the GOP deflect the blame for the scandal over Valerie Plame off on Cheney while leaving Bush and Rice relatively clean. At least that is the GOP spin-doctors view.

For me, it’s just business as usual for the GOP and the neo-cons. They will not let go of power unless forced to do so. They are intent on having a one party country and modeling us on the system that ruled Mexico for so long. One party, with ordained successors instead of real candidates. A defacto dictator instead of a President. That is utopia to the GOP. Don’t believe me, read the project for a New American Century website and mull it over.

These guys are beyond scary, and if they are not deposed in November, we can kiss democracy goodbye.

CIA Scraps Hunt For Bin Laden

Happy 4th of July! Time to celebrate our freedom, and time to celebrate that the hunt for Bin Laden is over! The CIA has closed their unit that was searching for Osama Bib Laden. The unit, called Alec Station, was disbanded last year and the agents working in it reassigned. The unit was formed prior to 9/11.

Apparently all that bluster about getting Osama back after 9/11 was more spin. Today, the CIA feels that focusing on Osama and Al Qaeda is not necessary, since they are simply part of a bigger picture.

What this reflects to me is that the CIA either figures Osama is no longer the power he once was, or they have moved on to more pressing and politically motivated issues. The CIA is fast becoming a politicized and that is not a good thing for the safety of Americans.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Bush Instructed Cheney To Leak CIA Operative Name

According to an article in the National Journal today, "Bush told prosecutors he directed Cheney to disclose classified information that would not only defend his administration but also discredit Wilson."

This would put Bush directly in the hot seat for outing a CIA agent as a retaliatory tactic. If true, Congress will have no excuse not to begin impeachment hearings to remove Bush from office for treason.

It's time congress did their job and looked into this serious charge. If they don't I would hope that the American people will call for their heads in November.

McCain Sells Out Completely - Bonds WIth Bush

How John McCain went from being a voice for moderation in the Republican Party to a Bush lapdog is a story of power and politics. Obviously he has sold out in exchange for a coronation as the new despot. Replacing Bush will take someone with no morals or conscience and complete intellectual ennui, and apparently McCain has decided he can become that man.

He has met with the White House three times in recent weeks and is being groomed for the candidacy in 2008, no doubt with Condi Rice as his running mate. Now this is just my opinion, but why else would he go from moderate to neo-con in a matter of months.