Saturday, December 29, 2001

"The federal government should consider aviation security as a national security issue, and provide substantial funding for capital improvements.  The Commission believes that terrorist attacks on civilian aviation are directed towards the United States, and that there should be an ongoing federal commitment to reducing the threats that they pose." -- Gore Commission final report, February 12, 1997

When the Clinton administration tried to pass legislation that would have done what the Gore commission recommended, the Republican controlled congress refused to pass it. They said the $8 billion or so was too expensive. Would one of you Falwell lovers please explain to me why this happened. Better yet, explain it to any of the widows or orphans of 9/11. You bastards should be strapped to the front of a truck and crashed into the next KKK/Skinhead/NRA/Republican convention. Having a lot less of you cheap, greedy bastards around would make this world a better place. While you're explaining your cheap disregard for human life, please explain why Pennsylvania Ave. is still closed. It was in the Republican Party Platform that the street would be reopened. In fact, you pukes called Clinton a coward for closing it (on the recommendation of the Secret Service). Now you chicken shits have decided to keep it closed. Hmmm... How's that crow taste? And while you were calling Clinton a coward, blabbing on about Penn. Ave., here's what the Democrats put in their platform about terrorism:
"Battling Terrorism. Whether terrorism is sponsored by a foreign nation or inspired by a single fanatic individual, such as Osama Bin Laden, Forward Engagement requires trying to disrupt terrorist networks, even before they are ready to attack.

"We must improve coordination internationally and domestically to share intelligence and develop operational plans. We must continue the comprehensive approach that has resulted in the development of a national counter-terrorism strategy involving all arms and levels of our government.

"We must continue to target terrorist finances, break up support cells, and disrupt training. And we must close avenues of cyber-attack by improving the security of the Internet and the computers upon which our digital economy exists.

"As President, Al Gore will tolerate no attack against American interests at home or abroad: terrorists must know that if they attack America, we will never forget. We will scour the world to hunt them down and bring them to justice."
Gee. I wonder where W's strategists and speech writers are getting their material? So, all you dittoheads out there call Rush and ask him what to think about that. Then let me know, OK? Because I can't hear that blob. His blubberings fall on deaf ears here.

Saturday, December 15, 2001

Trickle Down Economics still doesn't work

Apparently gun loving red-necks and abortion hating religious fanatics don't care if Shrub drives this economy into the ground giving away billions to his rich buddies. Now they're comparing Daschle to Hussein (real compassionate) for blocking oil wells in the ANWR, and calling him obstructionist because he wants a stimulus bill that actually helps ordinary people who were actually hurting. By hurting, we mean they can't pay their health insurance, can't buy food, can't make the mortgage. Apparently, Bush means can't get that new SUV, can't take the vacation to Europe, or can't move into a bigger million dollar house. Let's take a look at today's AP story where Daschle shurgs off shrubs bullshit. After mentioning that the study Daschle quoted, from Bush's own labor department (which is run by union hating, working people despising, elitist Republican business woman Elaine Chow) said every dollar spent on unemployment benefits puts $2.15 back into the economy, the story continues:
Bush had a study of his own, a two-page white paper [all they could write or all Bush can read?] produced by his Council of Economic Advisers [rich white guys who are good friends of the Resident who pretty much write what they tell them to] that said, without offering detail [sic, because there is no detail for these lies]:
       “The baseline impact of failure to enact the president’s stimulus package is to lower economic growth by roughly half a percentage point [roughly?] between the fourth quarter of 2001 and the fourth quarter of 2002, largely [largely?] due to the loss of investment incentives and accelerating the marginal tax rate [Again, they offered no details or proof for these claims, but, hey, redneck NRA members wouldn't read it anyway].”
       This slower economic growth — less than what private forecasters already anticipate in an economic recovery early next year — will prevent an estimated [Estimated by whom, these right wing assholes who make up stats to support their position because facts won't do it?] 300,000 private-sector jobs from being created, the advisers said. [How many jobs would be created by the 2.15 to one boost the labor bepartment says you get from unemployment insurance?]
       Bush’s proposals for expanded tax deductions on new business investments and for speeding up reduction of the 27 percent tax rate paid by most middle-income families will spur business owners and entrepreneurs to expand operations and hire new workers... [How can they expand operations and hire new workers if no one is buying their goods or services?].
This is trickle down economics again, people. Don't let your love of guns or your hatred of abortion cloud the fact that this man doesn't give a damn about your issues. He only appeases you so you will vote to keep him in office, so he can make his millionaire buddies into billionaires, at your expense. Do you have your assault weapons back? Is abortion still legal and safe? Give it up! This is class war. These rich assholes want to pull an Enron with the whole country. Smoke and mirrors! It isn't even fuzzy math! It's smeared math, designed to make the gullible think these people actually care about the little guy, when all they want is to rape the land and hog the profits. Daschle for President!

Sunday, December 09, 2001

"Well, there's one terrible pilot."

Bush says this is what went through his mind when the first plane hit New York's World Trade Center. How dumb is too dumb, folks? Hell, this crack is double dumb. He's dumb for thinking it, and even dumber for saying it. I always imagine Karen Hughes cringing somewhere when he does those things. Hey, but Georgie boy has been on a roll lately. During the campaign he said he would only tap the Social Security surplus in case of war, recession, or national emergency (of course, he said he would support the Kyoto treaty too). Shortly after the terror attacks, Bush said, "Lucky me! I hit the trifecta."

This is compassionate conservatism?

And while he's screwing the working guy, and his buddies over at Enron, who gave him millions to get "elected" are screwing their workers and stockholders, Bush is making sure the NRA gets their way. Ashcroft has refused to let the FBI sort through the gun buyer background checks from the Brady bill to see if terror suspects bought firearms, like their Al Qaida manuals tell them to. Charlton Heston is fucking somebody here. But what can I do? Nothing. I spit on Heston's star on Vine, just south of Hollywood Blvd. But I do that everytime I walk by it. Sometimes it has been pissed or shit on. Yeah, we're really doing a lot to kick Charlton out of the Oval Office. Meanwhile, terrorists may have purchased firearms and we wouldn't know it. Damn dirty republicans. A little aside about Enron: Kenneth Lay, a close friend and major contributor to both Bush presidents made off with over $300 million over the last few years. The top brass did equally as well. Directors included former Treasury Secretary Jim Baker, former Commerce Secretary Robert Mosbacher, and former Commodities Future Trading Commissioner Wendy Gramm, wife of Republican Senator Phil Gramm.

In the middle of Ashcroft's double speak about anyone who questions him helping the terrorists, he laid out this little nugget. "Defending our nation and its citizens against terrorist attacks is now our first law enforcement priority." He's a liar.
To pursue his pro-gun agenda, Ashcroft is willing to make himself a hypocrite, misstate the law, defy the FBI and jeopardize his investigation of Al Qaeda. Even the fiercest Ashcroft critics couldn't have imagined it. The FBI is furious, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police has filed a protest." -- Jonathan Alter, MSNBC
Remember, when this right wing nut administration says thery're doing everything in their power to hunt down and stop terrorists, they're lying. They won't even let the FBI do their job. I'm sure somewhere in the white house the wizards of election stealing are figuring that they need evildoers. Without terrorists, Bush's approval rating wouldn't be this high. His reelection depends on having bad guys around and having the NRA convince enough red-necks in backwoods states to take advantage of the fact that their vote counts more than mine.

There's more! These greedy slime ball chicken shit sons of bitches running the country have the balls to stop a bill that would have protected children and teachers from pesticides.
"A congressional committee has killed legislation seeking to protect public school children and staff from certain pesticides. The provision was backed by Democrats, the nation's largest teachers union and even a pesticide group, but it was opposed by Republicans and the National School Boards Association wary of jurisdictional disputes and the possibility of costly, and unfunded, mandates". Jay Feldman, head of the group Beyond Pesticides, said in a statement, 'Children, teachers and school staff deserve the basic health and safety protections that this right-to-know and pest management measure would provide'...the legislation would have required public schools to notify parents about the use of bug-killing chemicals and states to develop a school pest-management plan that considers alternatives to toxic sprays...All Democrats on the committee voted for the legislation, as did one Republican. But all House Republicans voted against the amendment, ensuring its defeat." -- MSNBC

And, these assholes are attacking the man they know could beat them in a fair election. They have to use their money to spread lies about a true American hero who served in the armed forces instead of being AWOL from a little camp his Daddy got him into. He can speak in full, coherent sentances. He cares about people and proposes legislation that actually does something for working people. Obviously, these Republican weasels are scared of this guy, or they wouldn't be smearing him so early.
"In South Dakota last month, newspapers carried political ads featuring side-by-side photographs of Saddam Hussein and Senate Majority Leader Thomas A. Daschle (D). The ads accused Daschle of helping to keep the Iraqi dictator in power by blocking oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The ad campaign -- sponsored in part by the lobbying arm of the Family Research Council, a Washington advocacy group -- is part of an escalating attack against Daschle in his home state and elsewhere by conservatives and their allies on Capitol Hill." -- John Lancaster

Maybe Ann Richards as VP? Remember, you heard it here first!