Saturday, September 28, 2002

Some Democrats are “willing to do anything to try to prevent the president of the United States from having the basic authority he needs to deal with a dangerous threat to the American people, but Democrats need to be careful what they call for. They’re liable to get it.” -- Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.)

I call for draft-dodger Trent Lott to drop dead and for GW Bush and Dick Cheney to go to prison for their corporate crimes.
Remember the lost disc that a Democratic Senator's aide found in a Washington DC park? It was Karl Rove's PowerPoint presentation for some rich Republicans (redundant?). Read all about it here. Great stuff, like:
"No evidence that Enron attacks, POTUS political activity or economy has significantly impacted the President's rating."
I just wanted to take this moment to mention a few subjects the White House desperately wants you to forget about:

Kenny Boy
Energy Policy

Wednesday, September 25, 2002

I don't think that we should allow anything to diminish our focus on avenging the 3,000 Americans who were murdered and dismantling the network of terrorists who we know to be responsible for it. The fact that we don't know where they are should not cause us to focus instead on some other enemy whose location may be easier to identify. — Al Gore, speech to the Commonwealth Club, in San Francisco, 9-23-02
There is an old saying in Tennessee. I know it's in Texas. They say, "Fool me once, shame on you." You can fool me, but you can't get fooled again. — GW Bush, 9-17-02

Monday, September 09, 2002

What are the National Security implications of allowing Mexican trucks into the US?

The environmental angle is reason enough to stop this madness.
The proposed presidential action once again raises a question central to the NAFTA debate: Must increased free trade come at the expense of American environmental standards and the public health?
Yet another bone-headed move from an administration that many Republicans are beginning to hate: the extreme right wing, the ones that think Jesus is coming back soon, so it's OK to screw the whole planet up, you know, the James G Watt. Terrorism is a holy war to them, too. Well, they act like it's a war, until it starts messing with their cash flow. See, Mexican trucks mean a lot of CEOS just made a nasty way to make money perfectly legal. They want to do this because it will save them a fortune in shipping to hire non-union driven, smog-belching, death traps to ship goods on US highways.

But, what kind of inspections will these trucks be subject to? Tom Ridge is talking about tightening borders, while his "boss" is going to sign a bill to let any Mexican truck in? McVey's little rental truck bomb was nothing compared to what an 18 wheeler full of oxidizer will do.

I'm beginning to think that Bush is still doing coke! Either that, or his particular brand of extreme right wing politics makes a person act like they're wasted.....