Monthly Archives: April 2006

Hee Haw George Allen

Want to read what a phony dip shit Senator, and presidential candidate, George Allen is. Even his sister wrote about what a jerk he is? If so The New Republic has a piece on him. You must register for free is you want to read the whole article.

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Republican Lawrence Wilkerson Speaks the Truth

What good does a two party system do the citizenry of the USA when the opposition party provides no opposition, particularly to the egregious acts of King George and his courtiers?

With a few notable exceptions, federally elected democrats have had little to say about the lies, abuses, monumental corruption, and extreme radicalism of the Bush administration. Nationally prominent democrats, such as presidential aspirants Kerry, Clinton, and Edwards, in fact, had nothing at all to say about the administration’s outrages until, in the wake of its Katrina response debacle, the main stream media turned on Bush, his poll numbers plummeted, and it became politically acceptable to criticize the administration.

Attempting to regain majority party status, the democrats spend their time developing marketing campaigns in attempts to rebrand their party, rather than speaking truth to the USA public. I guess just like it took Nixon to go to China, it takes a republican to speak the truth about the extreme damage Bush et al are doing to the country.

Last Sunday, in a Baltimore Sun commentary, republican Lawarence Wilkerson, Colin Powell’s longtime aide, says what the generally feckless, gutless national democrats should have been saving to the public for the last 5 years.

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The Woeful USA Senate

A USA Senate committee has spent seven months considering the federal government’s botched response to hurricane Katrina and has determined that FEMA should be disbanded. The report recommends nothing more than bureaucratic reshuffling the deck chairs. Further evidence that the Senate is populated by incompetents.

Those with memories will remember that President Bush Sr. had appointed a crony to head FEMA and the agency badly botched the response to a catastrophic hurricane that struck Florida. Was it Hugo?

President Clinton recognized the need to appoint a competent disaster response professional to head FEMA and appointed James Witt. During Witt’s tenure FEMA earned deserved accolades for its responses to various disasters.

So because Bush Jr. returned to the practice of appointing unqualified cronies to head the nation’s primary emergency response agency, which subsequently badly botched its Katrina response, Senators tell us FEMA should be scrapped.

We know the federal government is our only government with the resources to deal with major disasters and we know that with competent leadership FEMA can provide effective disaster response. This senate report provides further evidence that the senate is populated by incompetents.


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A Joke Making the Rounds

A joke, via Needlenose, apparently making the rounds.

George Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld are flying on Air Force One.

The President looks at the Vice President, chuckles, and says, “You know, I could throw a $1,000 bill out the window right now and make somebody very happy.”

The Vice President shrugs and says, “Well, I could throw 10 $100 bills out the window and make 10 people very happy.”

Not to be outdone, the Secretary of Defense says, “Of course, then, I could throw 100 $10 bills out the window and make a hundred people very happy.”

The pilot rolls his eyes and says to his co-pilot, “Such arrogant asses back there. Hell, I could throw the three of them out the window and make 6 billion people unbelievably happy.”

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Pedi-powered Pickups

I’ve been meaning for some time to post a picture of one of these conveyances that are ubiquitous in Merida. Since Merida is essentially flat, their single speed is sufficient.

The units cost around 1,800 pesos and are used for a wide variety of purposes. Here a vendor is using his to peddle (pun entirely intended) his food product before one of the Carnaval parades. Vendors drive the vehicles up and down the streets hawking their wares, they are used to cart freight, and often one sees them carrying passengers.

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The National Security State

Today I received a copy of wire transfer authorization form from my bank in the USA, land of the free, home of the brave, as the song goes.

There is the following question on the form:
“To assist in complying with the USA Patriot Act requirements, please answer the following question: What is the purpose of the wire transfer.”

My response is “The purpose of the wire transfer is none of the business of the Nazis now running our government.”

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Bush’s Iran Lies

Kevin Drum documents the rebuffing by the Bush administration of repeated Iranian offers of diplomatic discussions on a range of subjects. Bush and his band of lying lunatics continue to tell the world they are seeking diplomatic approaches to their grievances with Iranian policies, while having long ago settled on a military approach. In other words, Bush et al are reading from their Iraq script.

The latest polls indicate that roughly half the USA population is buying Bush’s lies about Iran, despite the fact that about 60 % have correctly concluded that the president and his courtiers lied about Iraq.

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