Wednesday, April 03, 2002

Bush's preacher says God wanted him to be President

That's right. The Almighty himself wanted Bush to be President, according to the Rev. Michael Taylor of the Spartan Canaan Baptist Church, in Crawford, Texas. Now, I have a few questions for the good Reverend, who's e-mail I could not find on line. First of all, I'd like to know why, with all that's going on in the world, God would take time out of his/her busy day to inform a small town Baptist preacher in some backwater hole knee deep in Texas steer shit about his plans for the US Presidency. But most of all I'd like to know why the Almighty himself, while he was hand-picking a president, didn't simply give the man A MAJORITY of the votes. If anyone can contact the great Reverend Taylor, please ask his podunkness that one for me. In the mean time, I'll be trying to figure out why GOD would support a lying, AWOL, coke-head for president. Oh, and I'll keep posting stories like the ones below, just in case God is not a bigot, or just in case there is no God, or, just in case LEAVING GOD OUT OF ALL THIS IS A GOOD IDEA. For Christ's sake, people, when we're being bombed by religious fanatics, maybe getting into a "My God can beat up your God" argument isn't the best thing. Maybe, just maybe, we could prove we're right about something without having to alienate all the people on this planet who believe differently than some hillbilly Reverend. Maybe we could INCLUDE all the people who, like me, don't believe in God. At least not a Republican one. I know from what I've read of that work of fiction called the Bible (Harper's Magazine, March, 2002, "False Testament" by Daniel Lazare) that Bush's favorite Philospher, Jesus Lord in person himself, was a liberal. Besides, judging from the stories below, if there is a God and he chose Bush, I don't want to have anything to do with him. Everything I ever learned about Christianity tells me that George W Bush should burn in hell for his sins.
The Bush Administration Lied About Spencer Abraham's Contacts with Energy

"As he helped the Bush administration write its national energy report last year, Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham heard from more than 100 energy industry executives, trade association leaders and lobbyists, according to documents released by the Energy Department. Mr. Abraham did not meet with any representatives of environmental organizations or consumer groups, the documents show. In a press release on Monday night, the Energy Department summarized the secretary's calendar by saying that Mr. Abraham met with 36 industry representatives on task force matters. Most news organizations reported that figure today. But Mr. Abraham actually met with 109 representatives of energy industry companies and trade associations... 18 [of which] contributed a total of $16.6 million to the Republican Party since 1999, nearly three times what they gave to the Democratic Party." So reports the NY Times. We demand ALL of Cheney's Secret Energy Task Force documents!

Flight 93 Evidence Mostly Points to Shootdown by Military Jet

At 9:58 a.m. on 9-11, Dick Cheney ordered the military to shoot down Flight 93 three times, with "a fighter in the area." At 10:06, Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville, PA. Before the crash, ground witnesses heard explosions
followed by quiet, and saw the plane flip. Debris - including human remains and a one-ton engine part - was found as far as 8 miles from the crash site on a breezeless day. Witnesses also saw an unmarked white jet flying low
nearby. Did a military jet - either an F-16 or a specially-equipped government plane - shoot off an engine under orders from Dick Cheney? The Pentagon denies it, and the cockpit tape offers few clues. The truth will not be known until the government releases the complete results of its investigation, including the two flight recorders, radar readings, the debris field map, and passenger phone call records. We demand a Blue Ribbon investigation!

Yes, Virginia, the Bin Laden Family DOES Have a Connection to the Carlyle Group - and That's Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Fortune Mag. reports, "Are you the sort of person who believes in conspiracies--the Trilateral Commission secretly runs the world, that sort of thing? Well, then, here's a company for you. The Carlyle Group, a Washington, D.C., buyout firm, is one of the nation's largest defense contractors. It has billions of dollars at its disposal and employs a few important people. Maybe you've heard of them: former Secretary of State Jim Baker, former Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci, and former White House budget director Dick Darman. Wait, we're just getting warmed up. William Kennard, who recently headed the FCC, and Arthur Levitt, who just left the SEC, also work for Carlyle. As do former British Prime Minister John Major and former Philippines President Fidel Ramos. Let's see, are we forgetting anyone? Oh, right, former President George Herbert Walker Bush is on the payroll too. The firm also has about a dozen investors from Saudi Arabia, including, until recently, the bin Laden family."

There's more at our Bush News page.

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