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Concerned Citizen in Disney World

"It would all be a lot easier if this were a dictatorship. (heh- heh), Of course, I would have to be the dictator! (heh-heh-heh)"

President George W. Bush

Well, he isn't far from being a dictator. The first Amendment provides for freedom of speech and freedom of the press, yet the President 'feeds' (and pays) the press here and in Iraq with his own 'versions' of good news. Armstrong Williams got $250,000 of taxpayer money to sell (as news) the President's Social Security reform and 'No child left behind'. The 'Lincoln Group' is getting millions of our dollars to tell Iraqis how great our occupation is for them.

Now, our rights to question these actions are being watched by 'Big Brother'. The President, supported by his favorite puppet Condi Rice, and now Alberto Gonzales (US Attorney General), say it is okay for the CIA to spy on US citizens, without cause or due process, in order to protect our security.

I may be okay with spying on known, or suspected terror cells, in the US, but what is it that makes a group of US citizen Christians holding a peaceful meeting in a Quaker meeting hall in Mass, a threat to national security? We may never know but their 4th amendment rights, against illegal search and seizure, have certainly been taken away, as they are on the watch list.

I am going to Disneyworld, so I will see you after the holidays.

PEACE and Impeachment!

Live Vote: Should Bush be impeached?

Do you believe President Bush's actions justify impeachment? * 6373 responses

88% Yes, between the secret spying, the deceptions leading to war and more, there is plenty to justify putting him on trial.

3% No, like any president, he has made a few missteps, but nothing approaching "high crimes and misdemeanors."

8% No, the man has done absolutely nothing wrong. Impeachment would just be a political lynching.

1% I don't know.

Spy court judge quits in protest

"Jurist worried that Bush order tainted work of secret panel

A federal judge has resigned from the court that oversees government surveillance in intelligence cases in protest of President Bush's secret authorization of a domestic spying program, according to two sources. U.S. District Judge James Robertson, one of 11 members of the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, sent a letter to Chief Justice John D. Roberts Jr. late Monday notifying him of his resignation without providing an explanation."


Bush "was so desperate to kill The New York Times' eavesdropping story, he summoned the paper's editor and publisher to the Oval Office. But it wasn't just out of concern about national security. Finally we have a Washington scandal that goes beyond sex, corruption and political intrigue to big issues like security versus liberty and the reasonable bounds of presidential power. President Bush came out swinging on Snoopgate—he made it seem as if those who didn’t agree with him wanted to leave us vulnerable to Al Qaeda—but it will not work. We’re seeing clearly now that Bush thought 9/11 gave him license to act like a dictator, or in his own mind, no doubt, like Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War."

From Newsweek

Liar, Liar, Liar.

Outstanding Graphic of Bush and Blair - The Liars

Place Bush on a list with Pinnochio and Nixon. Pinnochio Bush lies to line the pockets of his puppetmasters.

High Crimes and Misdemeanors

The Pretender in Chief tried to explain away his unconsitutional usurpation of power - "Legal experts, Democrats and some key Republicans on Capitol Hill were unpersuaded and questioned whether Bush has violated a law intended to prevent the government from spying on its citizens without court approval.

"'The president's dead wrong. It's not a close question. Federal law is clear,' said Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University and a specialist in surveillance law. 'When the president admits that he violated federal law, that raises serious constitutional questions of high crimes and misdemeanors.'"

Jeb Bush President 2008?

Warrantless surveillance

"President Bush authorized the National Security Agency to spy on people in the United States without first gaining court approval.

A Times Editorial
Published December 18, 2005

President Bush apparently believes that fighting terrorism justifies any action he chooses, no matter how extralegal. But the United States is a nation of laws, and the president is constrained by them, too. That is why Bush's unilateral authorization granting the National Security Agency the power to wiretap American citizens and others in the United States without a warrant is so dangerously ill-conceived and contrary to this nation's guiding principles."

Bush the Domestic Spy

Hope Springs Eternal

"I hope the pain and suffering borne by the families and loved ones of the more than 2,000 American troops lost in Iraq are somewhat eased by Bush's acknowledgement of responsibility.

I hope Americans here at home who were dependent on health care and other programs that were scaled back or cut because of funding needed for the war are somewhat eased by Bush's acknowledgement of responsibility.

I hope the Iraq elections are successful so we can get out and President Bush can hold his head high in victory and make the history books.

I hope 2008 gets here before we know it!"

J. K. Kenneth City, Florida

Patriot Act is Outta Here?

Senate rejects reauthorization of Patriot Act - U.S. Security - "Patriot Act's critics got a boost Friday from a New York Times report saying Bush authorized the National Security Agency to monitor the international phone calls and international e-mails of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people inside the United States. Previously, the (National Security Agency) NSA typically limited its domestic surveillance to foreign embassies and missions and obtained court orders for such investigations. "

Bush Authorized Spying Multiple Times

More Abuse of Power - What a Shocker!

"Questions surround Bush, spying - President Bush authorized the National Security Agency to monitor the phone calls and e-mails of perhaps thousands of Americans. Senior intelligence officer says President personally gave NSA permission

NEW YORK - President Bush has personally authorized a secretive eavesdropping program in the United States more than three dozen times since October 2001, a senior intelligence official said Friday night.

The disclosure follows angry demands by lawmakers earlier in the day for a congressional inquiry into whether the monitoring by the highly secretive National Security Agency violated civil liberties.

“There is no doubt that this is inappropriate,” declared Republican Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He promised hearings early next year.

Bush on Friday refused to discuss whether he had authorized such domestic spying without obtaining warrants from a court, saying that to comment would tie his hands in fighting terrorists."


Pentagon to review database

Under pressure, Pentagon to review database

Agency announces ‘thorough’ review of domestic intelligence operations

WASHINGTON - Thursday, Pentagon officials admitted that some of the information on anti-war protesters included in a secret Pentagon database "should never have been on the list in the first place." A Defense Department spokesman also announced a "thorough review" of domestic intelligence operations and refresher classes on how to properly collect and store intelligence, especially involving U.S. citizens.

Pentagon Now Spying on Americans!

Secret database obtained by NBC News tracks ‘suspicious’ domestic groups

By Lisa Myers, Douglas Pasternak, Rich Gardella and the NBC Investigative Unit

"WASHINGTON - A year ago, at a Quaker Meeting House in Lake Worth, Fla., a small group of activists met to plan a protest of military recruiting at local high schools. What they didn't know was that their meeting had come to the attention of the U.S. military.

A secret 400-page Defense Department document obtained by NBC News lists the Lake Worth meeting as a “threat” and one of more than 1,500 “suspicious incidents” across the country over a recent 10-month period.“This peaceful, educationally oriented group being a threat is incredible,” says Evy Grachow, a member of the Florida group called The Truth Project.

Still, the DOD database includes at least 20 references to U.S. citizens or U.S. persons. Other documents obtained by NBC News show that the Defense Department is clearly increasing its domestic monitoring activities. One DOD briefing document stamped “secret” concludes: “[W]e have noted increased communication and encouragement between protest groups using the [I]nternet,” but no “significant connection” between incidents, such as “reoccurring instigators at protests” or 'vehicle descriptions.'"

Pentagon Guidelines for Spying on U.S. Citizens

Jeb Bush for President in 2008

Protesters Killed by Police

BEIJING (Reuters) - "China has confirmed that police shot dead three protesters "in alarm" during an attack last week on a wind power plant, and a newspaper said on Sunday the official who ordered the shooting had been detained.

Human rights group Amnesty International said it was the first time Chinese police had fired on protesters since the crushing of the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy demonstrations in 1989.Estimates from residents and rights groups put the number of dead between two and as many as 20.

Villagers said riot police opened fire on Tuesday on protesters in the village of Dongzhoukeng in southern Guangdong province after they moved in to quell demonstrations over lack of compensation for land lost to the wind power plant."

Jeb Bush President 2008? - War protesters arrested near Bush ranch - Conflict in Iraq -

CRAWFORD, Texas - A dozen war protesters were arrested Wednesday for setting up camp near President Bush's ranch in defiance of new local bans on roadside camping and parking. McLennan County sheriff's deputies arrested them for criminal trespassing. "


Jeb Bush for President

Ivan From South Florida is Looking for Volunteers

We need a volunteer...

George Bush has started an ill-timed and disastrous war under false pretenses by lying to the American people and to the Congress; he has run a budget surplus into a severe deficit; he has consistently and unconscionably favored the wealthy and corporations over the rights and needs of the population; he has destroyed trust and confidence in, and good will toward, the United States around the globe; he has ignored global warming, to the world's detriment; he has wantonly broken our treaty obligations; he has condoned torture of prisoners; he has attempted to create a theocracy in the United States; he has appointed incompetent cronies to positions of vital national importance...

Would someone please give him a blow job so we can impeach him?

Report: Former CPB chair violated law

Bush Appointee Tries To use the Public Broadcasting System as GOP Mouthpiece "The former chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting broke federal law by interfering with PBS programming and appearing to use political tests in hiring the corporation's new president, internal investigators said Tuesday. [The] Republican, also sought to withhold funding from PBS unless the taxpayer-supported network brought in more conservative voices to balance its programming, said the report by CPB inspector general Kenneth A. Konz."

Court Bans Holiday Display

There will be no Nativity Scene in Washington, DC this year!

The Supreme Court has ruled that there cannot be a Nativity Scene in Washington, DC, this Christmas season. This isn't for any religious reason, they simply have not been able to find three wise men in the Nation's capitol.

There was no problem, however, finding enough asses to fill the stable.

By EG From Tampa a Recovering Republican

What does your father do for a living?

One day a fourth-grade teacher asked the children what their fathers did for a living. All the typical answers came up -- fireman, mechanic, businessman, salesman, doctor, lawyer, and so forth.

But little Justin was being uncharacteristically quiet, so when the teacher prodded him about his father, he replied, "My father's an exotic dancer in a gay cabaret and takes off all his clothes in front of other men and they put money in his underwear. Sometimes, if the offer is really good, he will go home with some guy."

The teacher, obviously shaken by this statement, hurriedly set the other children to work on some exercises and then took little Justin aside to ask him, "Is that really true about your father?"

"No," the boy said, "He works for the Republican National Committee and helped re-elect George Bush, but I was too embarrassed to say that in front of the other kids."

FBI conducts clandestine surveillance of citizens

"WASHINGTON, Oct 24: Previously classified documents released on Monday show that the FBI has conducted clandestine surveillance on US citizens and legal residents for as long as 18 months at a time without proper paperwork or oversight.

Some of the violations found in the documents included Improper searches and seizures of bank records. Violation of bank privacy statutes. Improper collection of e-mails after warrants had expired.

FBI officials, however, say that most of the violations were simply administrative errors."

Sheriff Won't Keep Files On Political Protesters

"MELBOURNE -- After complaints from the American Civil Liberties Union, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office has agreed to stop routinely keeping criminal intelligence files on political protesters. The changes follow months of negotiations between Sheriff Jack Parker and the civil rights group, which will help train deputies about the policy change in November.

Controversy erupted after a January rally against President Bush attended by about three dozen protesters in front of Melbourne City Hall. Undercover sheriff's agents and uniformed city police officers videotaped protesters, photographed 23 license plates and created files on six "persons of interest." Records show the officers contacted Patrick Air Force Base security personnel even though no threats of violence were identified and no trouble happened.

The new policy says deputies can monitor public rallies only with senior command approval under "an identified credible potential threat for violence." If no illegal activity happens at a rally, no identifying information about participants will be noted in sheriff's reports."

Live by spin, die by spin - Howard Fineman -

Lessons from the special prosecutor’s office

By Howard Fineman
MSNBC contributor
Updated: 12:23 p.m. ET Oct. 19, 2005

"WASHINGTON - Live by spin, die by spin.

That will be the lesson if Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald indicts anyone in the Valerie Plame leak case. Poetic justice is a concept as old as drama, but it applies time and again in the theater of presidential politics. Traits and tactics that lead to power lead to overreach, and ruin. In our day, justice is administered (and balance restored) by law, not by gods. Still, the idea is the same."

War is Very Profitable for Halliburton HAL

Take a look at a graph of HAL, whose former President is Dick Cheney. Hal's stock price as compared to the Dow Jones Industrial average. The graph begins with launching the fear campaign in 2001 and ends this month. Dick's stock options have soared as his well orchestrated plans have been executed.

W is For Wrong

I Think I Heard a Liberal Say

The Nation: "I Think I Heard a Liberal Say

Calvin Trillin

I think I heard a liberal say
To Ronnie Earle, 'Hooray! Hooray!
Because you finally made my day
When you indicted Tom DeLay.
They'll never fashion, come what may,
An ethics rule that he'd obey.

He works the shadowed shades of gray.
The moment that his side held sway,
He made the lobbyists on K
Just hire those who thought his way,
Then pay and pay and pay and pay.

For access, he did pay-to-play.
The Congress of the USA
Became the cages of Bombay.

'So here's what I'd like for The Hammer:
A whole bunch of years in the slammer.' "

George W. Bush as a Take-Charge Guy

The Nation

"A New Gilbert and Sullivan Song About George W. Bush as a Take-Charge Guy

Calvin Trillin

I keep my slicker by my bed, and, sure, my bullmike's handy too.
With these, it looks as if I've got the slightest notion what to do.

On Air Force One my staff and I will fly to every storm we're fighting.
My staff's prepared. They've studied film. They've got technique. They know backlighting.

You'll soon forget the FEMA hacks appointed, one and all, by me.
A leader is a man who finds a photo opportunity.


No matter what, there'll always be a photo opportunity.
And otherwise, I'm always free for loafing with impunity.
Because, you see, we all agree: With Karl there to fine tune it, he
Can find a way to picture me at one with the community.
No matter what, there'll always be a photo opportunity. "

Al From Florida Knows Why Bush Doesn't Respond

In this photo, we have concrete evidence of communications challenges Bush faces daily.

"Washington is a town where there's all kinds of allegations. You've heard much of the allegations. And if people have got solid information, please come forward with it. And that would be people inside the information who are the so-called anonymous sources, or people outside the information—outside the administration."—Chicago, Sept. 30, 2003

Check out More Bushisms

Randi From New York is Concerned

The US Treasury is little more than a taxpayer filled ATM for Bush cronies in the private sector.

He has bankrupted the nation, started wars with repercussions that will last generations, installed crooks and cronies in high positions of power, and remains a dangerous, reckless threat to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Yet notice no matter how bad things get for Americans, no matter how much proof that the same pack of thieves always seem to get their hands on YOUR money, Americans still BELIEVE they know his heart.

Top Five Banned Books

Five Most Frequently Challenged Books From the American Library Association

Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling, for its focus on wizardry and magic.

Alice series, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, for being sexually explicit, using offensive language and being unsuited to age group.

"The Chocolate War" by Robert Cormier (making a comeback as was the "Most Challenged" book of 1998), for using offensive language and being unsuited to age group.

"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou, for sexual content, racism, offensive language, violence and being unsuited to age group.

"Taming the Star Runner" by S.E. Hinton, for offensive language.

"Captain Underpants" by Dav Pilkey, for insensitivity and being unsuited to age group, as well as encouraging children to disobey authority.

Bush Stages His Own Little Protest

Bush Now Protests Too!


"WASHINGTON -- How does the president of the United States ignore thousands of Americans who come to Washington with a special anti-war message?

It's easy to do, if you are President Bush. You get out of town.

If you are as insulated as Bush is from the real world, a massive public outcry against your policies doesn't register."

Bigtime Payback for Dodging DUI, Booze, Drugs, and National Guard

Miers possesses qualities important to Bush: loyalty, trustworthiness

From the Chicago Tribune:

"Because of her investigations of Bush, she has had access to the most sensitive, and potentially politically explosive, information about his life.

There was a DUI in 1976 that had not become public, plus other whispers about his use of alcohol and drugs, and questions about his wangling a coveted slot in the Texas Air National Guard during the Vietnam War."

Cracks appear in GOP

Republicans Protest Bush Actions


WASHINGTON - In the disciplined world of George W. Bush's presidency, Republicans for years have shunned open criticism of the White House, fearful of a call to the woodshed from an administration that prizes loyalty.

So it was a striking departure when Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania -- a high-ranking party official and a stalwart Bush ally -- recently lambasted the administration's handling of this year's Social Security debate. It was even more striking that his office e-mailed the news far and wide with a subject line boasting: 'Santorum takes Bush to task over Social Security strategy.'"

And this Just In ... Row versus Wade

Kelly from New York City has shared this unbelievable news headline:

Asked about Roe vs. Wade today, President Bush said, “He really didn't care how people got out of New Orleans”.

Obviously Rowing and wading are merely alternate modes of transportation to the White House.

Is Bush the Worst Natural Disaster

Scott from Santa Cruz, California, USA shared these fabulous bumper stickers that you can print and share with your friends.

Click here to download your own Bumper Sticker that says,"Bush, One of the Worst Disasters to hit the United States."

George Should Have Read the Paper

From the New Orleans Paper in July of 2002

Washing Away
By Staff Writers

"It's only a matter of time before South Louisiana takes a direct hit from a major hurricane. Billions have been spent to protect us, but we grow more vulnerable every day."

Read it and Weep Here: Times Picayune Special Report July 2002

George Doesn't Read

Text of Bush's exclusive interview with Fox News' Brit Hume:

HUME: How do you get your news?

BUSH: I get briefed by Andy Card and Condi in the morning. They come in and tell me. In all due respect, you've got a beautiful face and everything. I glance at the headlines just to kind of a flavor for what's moving. I rarely read the stories, and get briefed by people who are probably read the news themselves. But like Condoleezza, in her case, the national security adviser is getting her news directly from the participants on the world stage.

HUME: Has that been your practice since day one, or is that a practice that you've...

BUSH: Practice since day one.

Insurance Companies Knew of Huge Risk

Risk & Insurance: The Lost City of New Orleans?

"Louisiana's marshlands, the only buffer for hurricanes that come out of the Gulf, are slipping into the ocean at an alarming rate. New search indicates that just one major hurricane could put New Orleans under water."

Another Citizen is Pissed

Did you know that they were expecting people to pay to get on the buses just before the storm?

[Bush] and his military junta should be arrested and tried at the ICC. If Costa Rica has the balls to arrest three of its former presidents for illegal contributions, then why the hell are Americans such wimps.

I've never had such bitter anger and hatred to anyone in my life. However, these people are inhumane, they are greedy, corrupt. They are no different the Pinochet, Somoza, Batista... His military junta and all his cronies like Storms, Martinez, Harris... has driven me to the point of hatred.

The drums are beginning to beat and I don't like the sound.

Signed: M.R. Another victim of Bush Administration

Mr. Bill Knew - Mr. Bush Did Not

Saturday Night Live's clay character knew about the flooding problems in NOLA, while Bush did not. We can only assume that not only does he not read the news, he also doen't watch television.

Watch the Video Here: Mr. Bill and the Flood

Concerning the ravages of New Orleans and Mr. Bush

Mr. Bush chose not to help the victims of the hurricane, in New Orleans, specifically, in a timely fashion. As the president, a Christian, and human being, the final decision about sending that help was up to him. Now, we all must deal with his bad choices and the ramifications will be devastating and long lasting. As to the people of New Orleans acting like animals in the wake of this tragedy, but for the grace of God go I.

Posted by Pegi

Pegi got Flamed.

Some people made the choice to vote for G.W.B. I believe that many of these people did so, not on the basis of his abilities, but on the fact that he claims to get his directives from God. If this were true, then God must have told him how much gas prices should be. So deal with it.

Posted by Pegi

Times-Picayune of New Orleans Blasts Bush Response to Katrina

Television reporters were doing live reports from downtown New Orleans streets. Harry Connick Jr. brought in some aid Thursday, and his efforts were the focus of a "Today" show story Friday morning.

Yet, the people trained to protect our nation, the people whose job it is to quickly bring in aid were absent. Those who should have been deploying troops were singing a sad song about how our city was impossible to reach.

Every official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency should be fired, Director Michael Brown especially.

In a nationally televised interview Thursday night, he said his agency hadn't known until that day that thousands of storm victims were stranded at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. He gave another nationally televised interview the next morning and said, "We've provided food to the people at the Convention Center so that they've gotten at least one, if not two meals, every single day."

Lies don't get more bald-faced than that, Mr. President.

Times-Picayune Editorial

Bush Blames Locals for Storm Response

White House shifts blame for Katrina response Administration, embattled FEMA chief point to state, local officials.

By Manuel Roig-Franzia and Spencer Hsu of the Washington Post

NEW ORLEANS - Tens of thousands of people spent a fifth day awaiting evacuation from this ruined city, as Bush administration officials blamed state and local authorities for what leaders at all levels have called a failure of the country's emergency management.

National Geographic - Help was available but "But the Bush Administration balked at the price tag . . ."

If you're upset about New Orleans now, you'll really flip when you read this totally prophetic piece by National Geographic, dated October 2004. Of course, we also "thought" lying about WMDs to start a war in Iraq is somehow okay, but Clinton's relationship with Monica Lewinski constituted an impeachable offense.

Help was available but "But the Bush Administration balked at the price tag . . ."

"The Louisiana bayou, hardest working marsh in America, is in big trouble—with dire consequences for residents, the nearby city of New Orleans, and seafood lovers everywhere.

It was a broiling August afternoon in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Big Easy, the City That Care Forgot. Those who ventured outside moved as if they were swimming in tupelo honey. Those inside paid silent homage to the man who invented air-conditioning as they watched TV "storm teams" warn of a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico. Nothing surprising there: Hurricanes in August are as much a part of life in this town as hangovers on Ash Wednesday."

National Geographic Magazine June 2004

By Camille L.

One Cajun's View

For those of you who voted for the Bush regime and support him and the Iraq War.

You also supported his cut of the funds to shore up and repair the New Orleans levees.

The people of New Orleans in particular, and the rest of the world in general now have to deal with these unconscionable and devastating acts.

Signed: Pegi a Former Resident of New Orleans

Hurricane Katrina: Why is the Red Cross not in New Orleans?

From the Official Site of the American Red Cross:

* Access to New Orleans is controlled by the National Guard and local authorities and while we are in constant contact with them, we simply cannot enter New Orleans against their orders.

* The state Homeland Security Department had requested--and continues to request--that the American Red Cross not come back into New Orleans following the hurricane. Our presence would keep people from evacuating and encourage others to come into the city.

Bush and Lethal Payback for Dems: Louisiana With Dem Governor Treated Worse Than Mississippi With Rep Governor

Emotionally Disturbing Video from Meet the Press

"The Federal Government has been good to us." Says Republican Governor of Mississippi, Haley Barbour, who informed us last week that he made sure that the gasoline pipelines were back in action.

Meanwhile people continue to die awaiting rescue in Southern Louisiana.

Privatized Hurricane Protection Failed

Press Release For Dept of Homeland Security:

IEM, Inc., the Baton Rouge-based emergency management and homeland security consultant, will lead the development of a catastrophic hurricane disaster plan for Southeast Louisiana and the City of New Orleans under a more than half a million dollar contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Dated June 2004

What did we get for that half a million?

Deaths Caused by The Delay or The Storm - Continued Loss of Life Caused By Deliberate Delay

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff Casts Blame

An American Patriot

Bill Moyer, 73, wears a 'Bullshit Protector' flap over his ear while President George W. Bush addresses the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
(AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)"

The Lie Clock

A man dies and goes to Heaven. As he stands in front of St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, he sees a huge wall of clocks behind him.

He asks, "What are all those clocks?"

St. Peter answers, "Those are Lie Clocks. Everyone on Earth has a Lie Clock. Every time you lie the hands on your clock will move."

"Oh," says the man, "whose clock is that?"

"That's Mother Teresa's. The hands have never moved, indicating that she never told a lie."

"Incredible," says the man. "And whose clock is that one?"

St. Peter responds, "That's Abraham Lincoln's clock. The hands have moved two minutes, telling us that Abe told only two lies in his entire life."

"Where's Bush's clock?" asks the man.

"Bush's clock is in Jesus' office. He's using it as a ceiling fan."

Katherine Harris is Hot? The Schnitt Show

The First 4 photos were used in the press - Last Photo is a Glamour shot from her website

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"On The Face Of It, Harris Embellished - The First 4 photos were used in the press - Last Photo is a Glamour shot from her website.

Katherine Harris knows better than anyone that the glare of the public spotlight can be harsh, but the congresswoman's allegation that newspapers altered photographs to make her appear unattractive raises real concern for editors, who take questions of credibility seriously. Full Story at the Tampa Tribune"

Bush aide misled FBI, say reports

Guardian Unlimited Special reports Bush aide misled FBI, say reports
Julian Borger in New York
Saturday July 23, 2005
The Guardian

The investigation into the White House leak of a CIA agent's identity is now focusing on whether two top administration officials provided misleading statements to the FBI, it was reported yesterday.

According to press accounts, Karl Rove, the president's chief political adviser, and Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, the vice-president's chief of staff, both provided testimony that was later contradicted by other evidence.

The revelations come at a time when the burgeoning scandal over the outing of a CIA undercover agent, Valerie Plame, is threatening to engulf the White House. "

Free speech up in smoke - The Daily Texan - Opinion

Free speech up in smoke - The Daily Texan - Opinion: "The United States Senate will soon vote on a proposed Constitutional amendment to ban flag burning, including other forms of 'desecration' of that revered symbol. But the flag is just that, a symbol (desecration only refers to religious symbols, by the way).

Should we ban the destruction of other memorabilia that includes Old Glory? Will the shattering of a patriotic coffee mug become a federal offense? Will using your Desert Storm tank top as a car washrag earn you a fine?

As U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-New York, said, 'If the flag needs protection at all, it needs protection from members of Congress who value the symbol more than the freedoms that the flag represents.' "

Legalize Free Press

Dumb and Dumber

Maybe the Brits had it right.

Fake Town Meetings

NY Times on Fake Town Hall Meetings

"As in the president's "town meeting" campaign appearances last year, the audiences are stacked with prescreened fans; any dissenters who somehow get in are quickly hustled away by security goons. But as The Washington Post reported last weekend, the preparations are even more elaborate than the finished product suggests; the seeming reality of the event is tweaked as elaborately as that of a television reality show. Not only are the panelists for these conversations recruited from administration supporters, but they are rehearsed the night before, with a White House official playing Mr. Bush."

Fake News

Patron Saint of Bush's Fake News

"JUST when Americans are being told it's safe to hand over their savings to Wall Street again, he's baaaack! Looking not unlike Chucky, the demented doll of perennial B-horror-movie renown, Ken Lay has crawled out of Houston's shadows for a media curtain call."

A Compilation of Information on the White House Excluding Citizens from Taxpayer-Funded Events

Memo from The Denver Three

"A Compilation of Information on the White House Excluding Citizens from Taxpayer-Funded Events


by The Denver Three

In recent days, many new and important details have been revealed in the Denver and national media about the March 21 incident at a presidential event involving us. In the interest of tying together many loose details reported in recent days and weeks, we compiled some documentation you may find useful."

The Jesus Factor

By Ivan Saltz

MIAMI, FL - The White Orchard Theater Company decided to rent a theatre at Florida International University (FIU). FIU has a degree program in dramatic arts. They have a large stage in North Miami.

After weeks of rehearsals, the show opened. Then the University closed the show when it scheduled a church group into the space instead of the theatre. Evidently, the state-owned theatre is more useful as a state-owned church.

It is now clear what was really meant by Bushs' "faith-based initiative": YOUR tax-supported State "educational" institutions are being used to house evangelical missions. Theater? No. Church meeting? Yes.

Instead of analytical discourse by a recognized classical philosopher like Leo Tolstoy, we get a private church preaching on State property. That's your "faith-based initiative" under the Bush regime. The Republican's mission is to slowly but surely destroy the educational processes of our country. Ultimately, they want to make sure that our youth are uneducated and unable to think analytically, so that they, the Republicans, can raise a nation of dumb cows that can be milked to feed the machine.

Our colleges and universities were once the bastion of independent thought. Now, under State guidance, they toss out philosophy, controversy and discourse - and install the bible-thumpers. God help our children. They'll need it.

Kerry Supporters Arrested at Bush Rally Sue Law Enforcement

Kerry Supporters Arrested at Bush Rally Sue Law Enforcement

"IOWA CITY -- Two women who were arrested at campaign rally for President Bush last fall and strip-searched at a county jail say law enforcement officers conspired to violate their constitutional rights.
Alice McCabe and Christine Nelson are suing the U.S. Secret Service and three of its agents, the Iowa State Patrol and two patrolmen, and Linn County.
The two women, both school teachers in their 50s, were among scores of people who were arrested, removed or barred from Bush rallies last year for wearing shirt or buttons favoring his Democratic rival, Sen. John Kerry, or for vocally criticizing the president. "

Protester Arrest Made at Coulter Speech

"Arrest made at Coulter speech

By Yashoda Sampath
Daily Texan Online

Incessant heckling and shouting culminated in an arrest Tuesday night during a speech by Ann Coulter, an extreme right-wing pundit, at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum.

Shouts became so pervasive during the question-and-answer session that Coulter informed the organizers she would no longer take questions if the hecklers were not silenced. For a time, the shouts were considerably lessened, until the issue of gay marriage was broached."

Republicans Join Protest Zone

By Alan Elsner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a rare show of discontent with the White House, 41 congressional Republicans have signed a letter protesting President Bush's plan to sharply cut spending on an anti-drug program.

The 41 House of Representatives Republicans joined 59 Democrats in signing the letter, given to Reuters on Friday, which asked top House budget writers to reject the cuts.