Tuesday, February 25, 2003

"Allow the President to invade a neighboring nation whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion ... and you allow him to make war at pleasure. ...If today he should choose to say he thinks it necessary to invade Canada to prevent the British from invading us, how could you stop him? You may say to him, 'I see no probability of the British invading us,' but he would say to you, 'Be silent.: I see it if you don't.'" — Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, February 18, 2003

"Corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed." — Abraham Lincoln, in an 1864 Letter

Wednesday, February 12, 2003

War Profiteers and Pains in the Asses

Talk of war raises gas prices and possible price gouging (war profiteers and robber barons are the same people?). Bush is big oil. Talk of war makes big oil rich. War makes Carlisle Group rich. Who owns the Carlisle Group? Wow. Big oil and big defense. A lot of the same people? Hmmmm..... What is Iraq sitting on top of? The second largest reserve of oil in the world? Hmmmm... And yet, I still hear chicken-hawks, like draft-dodger, cyst-ass Rush Limbaugh, saying Bush's war mongering isn't about oil. OK, but it sure helps, huh? Meanwhile, Bush's biggest buddies, contributors, conspirators, and future employers are getting rich off the mere talk of war. I'm sure W is happy to help out the people who got him appointed.

Friday, February 07, 2003

"We will not deny, we will not ignore, we will not pass along our problems to other Congresses, to other presidents, and other generations." — Resident Bush, 2003 State of the Union Address

"Instead of surpluses, we now face a period of budget deficits.... The re-emergence of deficits is not welcome news." — Resident Bush's 2004 Budget