Thursday, March 27, 2008

140,000 Troops In Iraq Indefinitely ?

  I'm a little on the slow side this week, having to try to work and get over the flu at the same time, so I seem to be missing all of the news. I hear that Bush made another one of his " no content " speeches today, so I guess that missing that one was no big deal.

   But THIS is!

March 27th, 2008 by Speaker Pelosi

President Bush’s speech today on Iraq failed to offer any plan for the safe return of our brave men and women. In fact, the Administration reportedly is preparing to tell the American people that we must maintain 140,000 troops in Iraq indefinitely.

The war will cost Americans more than $3 trillion and continues to jeopardize our military’s ability to respond to threats anywhere else on the globe. Money spent in Iraq is desperately needed at home to educate our children, rebuild our infrastructure and provide health care for millions of Americans.

Rather than offering more rhetoric that continues to be divorced from reality, the President owes it to those bravely serving in Iraq today, and to their fallen comrades, a plan to bring an end to this tragedy.

  140,000 troops will be stuck in Iraq until, when? That isn't much less than what we have there at the present time.

   It is crap like this that gives all of us good reason to not vote for John McCain or any other Republican. Do we really need another Bush term? I think not, and that is what you will be getting if John McCain is elected in November. We can't allow that to happen. The Bush Crime Syndicate is going to make sure that their corporate friends can keep on making the money even after the bastard is out of office and the Iraq mess continues.

   Can we impeach yet?

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

John McCain's Foreign Policy Speech

  "We cannot build an enduring peace based on freedom by ourselves," McCain said in an address to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council.    USAToday

   What I would like to know is where has the Bush administration built any kind of enduring peace on this planet? Iraq maybe? Try again. How about in Afghanistan? Not there either. I can't think of one, how about you?

   Hey McCain! If you are looking to build a Democracy with lasting peace, how about starting right in your own back yard for once? America could probably use some help with Democracy, since we seem to have lost quite a bit of it under the leadership of your boss, George Bush. Does this country not count? How about no more spying on the citizens of the United States and the restoration of our civil rights that  your boss has stolen from us? How about an election this time around that isn't stolen from the people who vote?

  You can read John McCain's full speech( which I will be picking apart ) right Here in downloaded PDF.

News In America

Associated Press

GALVESTON, Texas - Jurors who rejected a young father's claim that he was insane when he burned his infant daughter in a microwave must now decide his punishment.
Prosecutors are asking that Joshua Mauldin be sentenced to life in prison for stuffing his daughter Ana in a microwave and turning id t on for 10 to 20 seconds. His defense attorney asked for probation so his client could continue receiving psychiatric treatment.
Jurors deliberated Mauldin's punishment for 2 1/2 hours Tuesday without a decision. They were set to resume working on Wednesday.
Earlier Tuesday, the jury convicted Mauldin, 20, of felony injury to a child, dismissing his claim he was having a psychotic episode when he put his then-2-month-old daughter in a Galveston hotel microwave in May 2007.  More

    The little girl suffered second and third degree burns to an ear, cheek, hand, and a shoulder and she also needed two skin-grafts. Part of one ear had to be amputated. It is also reported that this creep punched the little girl and put her in the safe which was in the room and then in the refrigerator before placing her in the microwave. 

   Forget life for this punk, hang is sorry ass. Better yet, give him the same treatment that his daughter was given by him till he's dead.

   Meanwhile, in Alaska, four people were stabbed to death by 18 year old Jason Abbott who used a 5 inch knife on his victims. Alaskan police had to use a stun gun to subdue Jason. Three of the bodies were found in a home not far from the police station.

Police received a call from a man outside the house who told the dispatcher that there was a "guy outside stabbing people," Scmitt said. The dispatcher said she could hear people screaming in the background.  Source

  So goes life in the U.S.A. and how is your day?

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Monday, March 24, 2008

John McCain Debates John McCain

    The D.N.C. has a new little ad running which features John McCain debating himself on Iraq. This is pretty much a  " John McCain said then and John McCain says now " sort of thing, which is entertaining to watch. Watch it Here.

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N.C. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R): Democratic Presidential Candidates "basically are socialists, he more than she."

  North Carolina is my second home and I will say that it is a shame to have a piece of trash like this representing the people of this state in any form. Of course, she is a Republican but that is still no excuse, it's a disease.

    This woman predicts doom for the United States if the Democratic party is put in charge of the government. She told members of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce in a meeting that, "You should fear for your country,".

   Charlotte Observer

Rep. Virginia Foxx says she believes God will judge people for sins of omission as well as commission, so the Banner Elk Republican had a message she couldn't keep to herself.

The Democratic majority in Congress has become "bolder and bolder" with tax dollars and the rules of the House, she told the business leaders at their annual Washington meeting.

"I am trying to scare you to death," she said.

After she left the room, a member of the Chamber joked about leading the group out to jump off a balcony.

"I think what the Democrats are doing in terms of raising taxes and adopting the budget they are adopting should scare people in this country," said Foxx, whose district includes part of Iredell County. "We are going down the wrong road. We are spending money we don't have. We are raising taxes on hard-working Americans, and I'm very concerned about the direction they are taking this country."

She also defended comments she made to a local radio program, 3WC radio's "Focus on the Foothills," about Democratic Sens. Hillary Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois. Foxx said the presidential candidates "basically are socialists, he more than she."

"I believe they are socialists, and if you look at their platforms you will see their plan is to take money from part of the population and give it to other people in the population," she said later, referring to their universal health care plans.

"I don't know the dictionary definition of socialism, but most people would see that as socialism."

  I would like to know what road this old bat has been going down for the past 8 years, because she obviously hasn't been on the road that the rest of the country has been on. Guess that she isn't aware that you and I have been going down the wrong road ever since Bush came into office. So far as her comment on spending money that we do not have, that would be because her boss in the White House has given the cash to all of his Crime Syndicate members while he and the rest of the Republicans have screwed the country into the ground.

  Virginia Foxx is no friend to the working class in this country, as noted by The Middle Class, which monitors votes dealing with the working man, and how your Reps. have voted.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Bush Administration Attacking Endangered Species

  The Bush administration has made it more difficult to classify species as endangered and this has happened since 2001. This would include both plants and animals in the United States, and what this administration has done done is it has changed the procedure and policy concerning the Endangered Species Act to make it more burdensome to get anything placed on the list.

  As if that is not bad enough, as is with the Bush Crime Syndicate, there has been many instances of arm twisting and other shallow means to keep some species off of the list which scientist say should have been added, such as the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog.

   Washington Post

The documents show that personnel were barred from using information in agency files that might support new listings, and that senior officials repeatedly dismissed the views of scientific advisers as President Bush's appointees either rejected putting imperiled plants and animals on the list or sought to remove this federal protection.

Officials also changed the way species are evaluated under the 35-year-old law -- by considering only where they live now, as opposed to where they used to exist -- and put decisions on other species in limbo by blocking citizen petitions that create legal deadlines.

  The article goes on to state that during Bush's term as President, only 59 species have been placed on the list and that the current Interior Secretary, Dirk Kempthorne, has not declared even one domestic species as threatened or endangered in the two years that he has been in this office.

In a sign of how contentious the issue has become, the advocacy group WildEarth Guardians filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking a court order to protect 681 Western species all at once, on the grounds that further delay would violate the law. Among the species cited are tiny snails, vibrant butterflies, and a wide assortment of plants and other creatures.

"It's an urgent situation, and something has to be done," said Nicole Rosmarino, the group's conservation director. "This roadblock to listing under the Bush administration is criminal."

Developers, farmers and other business interests frequently resist decisions on listing because they require a complex regulatory process that can make it difficult to develop land that is home to protected species. Environmentalists have also sparred for years with federal officials over implementation of the law.

Nevertheless, Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton added an average of 58 and 62 species to the list each year, respectively.

Administration officials -- who estimate that more than 280 domestic species should be on the list but have been "precluded" because of more pressing priorities -- do not dispute that they have moved slowly, but they dispute the reasons.

  Sure they are going to dispute the reasons for their incompetence. This is the party of nothing but excuses. Anyway, these assholes even had the nerve to de-list the bald eagle as threatened in Southern Arizona, but a smart judge in Phoenix changed all of that on March 5. You can read more about the Bush boys activities with our domestic species Here

  I would be willing to bet that the slow pace on the part of Interior to list threatened or endangered species has something to do with more than a few of Bush's corporate friends not wanting to have to deal with the regulations they would face if certain plants and/or animals were listed who happened to be in areas of concern for the companies.