Friday, January 19, 2007
Senator Arlen Specter grills him on this fact and Gonzales wriggles and spins but still cannot escape the issue. Every American should be worried with this guy in office. As one comment on the ThinkProgress.org website said, "Wake up and smell the Hitler!"
Watch the video clip here. Then file a complaint with the State Bar of Texas here.
Sad that we have to censor comedians now, just to satisfy a despotic leader who doesn’t want to hear the truth. Last year, Steven Colbert did the work of the press by soundly "bitch slapping" Bush in a backhanded way. He ridiculed the liberal bias of reality and spoke truth to power in the way few prophets dare. This year things will be considerably more tame. Considering Little is a Canadian, it would seem that US comedians couldn’t be trusted to hold their tongues.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Who ya gonna call?
I have to say when I saw this my jaw dropped, and I began shouting at the TV. This has to stop, and Impeachment is the correct and legal way to do it. If the Democrats won't do it, Americans must march on Washington and demand it!
The "Ex Gay" business has had another well deserved setback. The organization Trueth Wins Out has filed a complaint against the non-profit Americans For Truth and it’s leader for selling a video titled, "It’s Not Gay".
The video centers on Michael Johnston, an allegedly ex-gay who was "cured" through the power of Jesus Christ. Johnston was supposedly living a heterosexual lifestyle when he was caught on video having sex with other men. To top it off, Johnston is HIV+ and apparently had unprotected sex without telling his partners of his status. Nowhere does the video mention that Johnston’s cure didn’t work.
Truth Wins Out’s Executive Director Wayne Besen wrote in the letter to Illinois Attorney General:
"This organization is undeniably peddling false hope to vulnerable and desperate
people and bilking them out of their hard earned money. In doing so, Americans
for Truth is unscrupulously capitalizing on the sincere and heartfelt religious
convictions of its followers and exploiting them for the organization’s
The Republican reliance on graft, corruption and illegal contributions would dry up under such reforms and so, naturally, they oppose it or anything resembling it. So next time you hear a Neocon or any other kind of Republican complain about special interests controlling Washington, remind them that they are the problem. They are the roadblock to honest government. They are the chief offenders, otherwise they would support reform and honesty in government.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
This is a dangerous situation. The Attorney General is there to advise and council, as well as prosecute the low on behalf of the People of the country. Instead, Gonzales spends his time justifying the dictatorial actions of President Bush and his cronies. He criticizes the congress and courts and single-handedly declares what is and is not constitutional. This is not his job. The courts decide the constitutionality of the law; lawyers prosecute cases. Gonzales is supposedly a lawyer.
Bush surrounds himself with loyalists and yes men who will not speak truth to the high office of the Presidency. That is a very foolish and dangerous thing to do. Without rational voices and serious debate, a Presidency is little more than a dictator, and that is completely against our Constitution.
Gonzales latest stunt is to say that US judges are unfit to rule on matters of national security. In other words, by decree, the president should be able to dub anything a matter of national security and the courts and the public be damned. Enough is enough! Bush, Cheney, Gonzales and the other criminals must be removed from their powerful seats. Impeachment cannot come soon enough if the republic is to survive.
What gets me is why parents are surprised and feel that they have no control of the situation. They are the parents, and it’s their job to control the situation. So what if FAO Schwartz has a $25,000 Sleepover party available. Don’t buy it for your little brats or they will grow up to be over-privileged asshole like their parents. We have a whole generation of effete snob kids being raised by social climbing parents. Now the parents wonder why their kids constantly expect more and more. I guess this just shows how money and intelligence do not necessarily go hand in hand.
I’ll bet that if you took a survey of these jokers who are throwing money at their kids instead of raising them you’d fine them to be politically right wing. I can tell you from personal experience that the last time I saw a bratty kid throwing a temper tantrum in the parking lot of a mall, they got into a car with a "W" sticker on the back. Serves you right "family values" voters.
Personally, I was glad to have a simple birthday party with paper hats and a piñata as a kid. I remember them fondly and all my friends seemed to have fun, especially when one of them missed the piñata and hit my cousin in the groin. It doesn’t get any better than that.
Face it, the GOP hasn’t had a new idea since Regan and most of them have been brain dead. The concept of constantly cutting taxes on the richest Americans and cutting services to the poorest Americans and trying to fund a war on the cheap are just not very good. Every allegedly new idea they come up with begins with the phrase "cut taxes". Guess what? It hasn’t helped the economy or the average American and they don’t care. They are bought and paid for by the wealthy and their job is to continue delivering more money to the rich. Simple isn’t it? They aren’t low on ideas, they have no ideas.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
I keep hearing the words of Lenin in my ears, "the Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them." The Bush administration rattles sabers at Iran and then sells them the same sabers. How much longer are we going to let these guys get away with their crap?
Monday, January 15, 2007
The group has taken the biblical charge that gives humankind dominion over the earth to heart and feel that we must be wise stewards of our gift. Perhaps this will encourage our government to make some kind of move toward easing carbon emissions and slowing global warming.
There was a buzz that the White House might change its position on the issue at the upcoming state of the union speech, but sources in the White House deny that possibility. Figures. Unless it can make a profit for big oil or industry, Bush will have no part of it. The Decider always decides to come down on the side of business and against the American Public.
"True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. It comes to see
that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring." (M.L.King)
Sunday, January 14, 2007
So, ended up going to church and having brunch with friends. No lines, either at communion or brunch, the one benefit of the predicted "no-show" weather.