Wednesday, December 21, 2005

The Red Sox vs Bush

The Blog | Rep. John Conyers: The Constitution in Crisis: Censure and Investigate Possible Impeachment | The Huffington Post

I was thinking, what would I do if I had to choose between the Red Sox winning the World Series or impeaching Bush?

Can we have BOTH? I'd say they're both long overdue.

In the interest of humanity of course, if it came down to one or the other, I'd have to choose impeachment.

As anyone around me at the time could tell you, when Bush was "elected" I stated [MANY times] that "this clown* is going to get us into a war". I'm not sure exactly HOW I knew, but the feeling was strong.
What I DIDN'T know was how far they'd go in persuit of their (and the religious right's) goals.

The truth doesn't seem to matter, and apparently neither does the law.

If we as a country let all of this go it tells other countries that [we] accept this kind of behavior from our president and that we don't hold him responsible when he breaks the law. It would also make the American people somewhat complicit in his transgressions.

When you take a serious look at all the potentially (and outright) criminal actions this administration has committed, it really puts the impeachment (aka "Witch Hunt") of Clinton in perspective doesn't it? One lied about sex (I'm pretty sure nobody DIED because of that), and the other lied about the reason he committed our military to an unecessary war (and so many other things).

And not just for Bush.
For Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, and Meyers too.

* And other terms of endearment.

Oops, he did it again. Bush caught in ANOTHER lie.

Think Progress » Bush Caught on Tape: “A Wiretap Requires A Court Order. Nothing Has Changed.”

I'm sure the Bush administration will have a perfectly good lie to explain this...

Friday, December 16, 2005

Dammit, we're NOT "fighting to keep America free" in Iraq!

The Blog | Arianna Huffington: Poetry as a Tool of Foreign Policy | The Huffington Post

I'm a veteran, and I have all the respect in the world for our servicemen and women serving in the military. That said, the ones that say that they're "fighting for our freedom" in Iraq are missing the point or deceiving themselves, and are flat out WRONG.
The Iraq war has absolutely NOTHING to do with [our] 'freedom' here in the USA. OUR 'freedom' isn't threatened in any way. OUR freedom hasn't been threatened since WWII and not since then.
To claim that what we're doing in Iraq has anything to do with "our fight to keep America free" does a great disservice to those who actually DID fight to keep America free. And in doing so gives legitimacy to a war of CHOICE based on lies and deception.
Even if you add 'from terrorism' to the end of that statement it's still wrong.

I'm thinking that some of the soldiers (and civillians) making this type of statement are just parroting what they've heard others say, and some might not have the intellect to know what they're saying, but either way they need to be corrected. They are good soldiers, but some of them don't seem to know (or can't verbalize) the actual reason they're in Iraq.

Then again, it must be hard for them to get any kind of perspective on the 'big picture' while they're in the middle of it.

That's where a REAL leader is necessary. Not one who's reason's for the war change with the political winds and as their lies are exposed. Someone with character and honesty who can admit when they've made mistakes, and make CHANGES to fix them instead of 'staying the course'. One who could tell the American people and the brave people serving in our military the truth in the first place.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Think Progress » Bush Delegation Stages “Walk Out” at Climate Talks

The Bush administration's actions here couldn't be more childish unless they threatened to hold their breath until big bad President Clinton went away.

-- God I wish Clinton was [still] president!!!! We WOULDN'T be in this huge mess, and the world WOULD be a much better place because of it...

Friday, December 09, 2005

Let's not live to regret this issue. Iran's neighbors better STOP this before they're all TOAST!

Iran Leader's Remarks Draw Ire From Saudis - Yahoo! News

I truly believe that if this belligerence continues, Iran WILL be the location of the next big war.........

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other hard-liners like him are among the LAST people on earth who should be allowed to posess and control nuclear weapons. If they have them they'll most likely USE them, and I have no doubt whatsoever that once possessed, the REAL threatening of neighbors will commence. Then (or before) we'll have a second rogue country with a threatening leader (..OK, three when you count Bush)...

How can the rest of the world ALLOW such belligerent nations to possess weapons that could, if used, effect the world economy, not to mention hundreds of thousands of innocent people. It almost seems like Ahmadinejad is trying to outdo North Korea's Kim Jong Il in the " biggest loose cannon in the world" department.

Personally, this is one of the few scenarios where "pre-emptive" war/strike(s) are thinkable.

It's too late in the case of N. Korea, but I'll bet that if the world community doesn't prevent it,
Israel will [again] take it upon themselves to deal with it. Whether the US gets dragged into it,
well, it's "hard telln' not knowin". If it happens while dumbass is still president, possibly...If it happened after a Democrat [is] elected, maybe...maybe not. Again, it's "hard telln' not knowin". It just might depend on how badly oil supplies are affected, among other things.

Regular Iranians better think about this VERY hard when they listen to their 'leader' speak about Israel and other "enemies". I know it's not the same scenario, but PLEASE don't make the same mistake the american people AND media made before the Iraq war. QUESTION your leaders! It's YOUR future!

The moderates will be right in the middle of it. THEY (and their Arab/Muslim neighbors) should be the ones who put their foot down and stop the nuclear weapons desires of the hard-liners. If it's not stopped, I'm afaid the Middle East will end up with a serious nuclear hangover.

Most people alive today are probably in denial of the possibility of even a limited nuclear conflict becoming reality, but the more they know the facts and the players involved, the more the threat becomes a very REAL possibility.

I'm betting that NATO is taking it seriously, and I'm hoping that the Arab League-Muslim nations [also] determine that the risks of such a conflict are untenable, and unanimously DEMAND that Iran stop it's nuclear quest. They CAN'T sit on their hands and procrastinate on this one, it's TOO dangerous, and not an option this time.

..And one last thing....
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, get it through your head, NOBODY believes the claim that this is all for "peaceful nuclear power for the future"!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Asman and Falwell, two sorry excuses for human beings...

Media Matters - Falwell attacked Lynn as "about as reverend as an oak tree"; guest host Asman asked permission to "repeat it at some point"

How ignorant of people with ideals like Falwell. The 'holier than thou' attitude, and the intolerance of anyone with differing views.

Now on top of that, Asman and Fox News gushing all over him without question.
It makes me sad to know that there are more like him out there, and even sadder that they actually BELIEVE and agree with him.

Another thing I don't really understand is why news outlets continue to "report" what he says. The only reason I can come up with for that is not the content of his comments, but the sensationalistic reputation he has. In other words, entertainment value (the whole gawking at a car wreck thing...).

Will it be a never ending struggle of the rational and tolerant against people like Falwell?
Maybe so, but if the people who CONTROL the news would become more concerned with the INTEGRITY of the CONTENT of their news than satisfying their shareholders and their (editors-producers-etc.) personal biases, this might become a better world for it.

I'm totally against censorship, but they don't HAVE to choose to report every inane thing Falwell says. He's proven himself time and time again to be a self-righteous, intolerant blowhard.

Finally, as far as I'm concerned, any religious leader who claims that THEIR religion is the 'one and only', and attempts to discredit other people's beliefs is BAD.

See, religion in and of itself is inherently good. The problems start when bad/misguided people corrupt and co-opt them with their own failings and political ambitions. Now I don't speak for anyone but myself, but I would think any true Christian would be appauled by this man's statements.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

If O'Reilly Keeps This Up He'll Be Sucking His Thumb On Air and Clutching His Blankee

The Blog | Arianna Huffington: Update: The Bill O'Reilly Blacklist | The Huffington Post

This reminds me of some kid in grade school that adds people who pick on him to his "list". Bill's obviously had some kind of 'break with reality' or whatever the psychiatrists call it, and is regressing rapidly.

Maybe he and "Rush" Limbaugh are going 'halves' on drugs these days?
Though I think he needs to add some serious psychotherapy to the mix.

If this doesn't prove it.... (and THANK YOU Keith Oberman!)

Fox now selling "Christmas" ornaments for "Chri ... [Media Matters]

...nothing will.

Except to the uber-faithful of Fox News who have demonstrated that they can ignore or explain anything negative regarding their 'leaders'.

They're higher on the 'loopy' scale than Tom Cruise!

I can't stand to watch anything on the Fox News channel, so I don't know if any of them have addressed this blatant hypocrisy [today], though I'm betting that they'll likely blame it on some 'staffer'.

I wish that the products themselves had "Holiday" on them. Changing the text/image on the web site was just too easy!

The best part for me was seeing Keith Oberman's show last night on MSNBC naming O'Reilly the worst human on earth!

I'd bet that everyone at Fox was hoping that it would be overlooked and/or under-reported.....HA!

Unfortunately, 'Countdown' has been the ONLY place [I've] seen it, outside of liberal blogs.

The more light that can be shone under that big rock they all live under the better, I say.