Must we suffer through 3 more years of Bush imposed hell? One election was obviously stolen, one was systematically manipulated and we the American people in the lower 98 percentile are paying dearly for the Bush neocon coup d'etat. Even Sandra Day O'Connor probably regrets her Supreme Court decision in appointing Bush President in 2000. Retired military are coming forward to speak against the neocon war in Iraq. Military who are not retired are quietly expressing their concerns to Congressman Murtha. Fortunately the mainstream media is slowly waking up to the fact that something is terribly and horribly wrong in Washington. Lou Dobbs on CNN has been relentless in his exposes of corporate corruption and greed, empowered naturally by none other than the Bush Administration. Keith Olbermann has also had enough of Bush spin, fabrication and outright lies and says as much on his Countdown program on MSNBC. The New York Times has regained its ethical stamina after the departure of neocon hack "journalist" Judith Miller. The Washington Post and Wall Street Journal have also regained a modicum of professionalism and courage in reporting hard facts, though I read somewhere today that the WAPO has hired a conservative blogger to offset Dan Froomkin who is perceived as "liberal" because he writes the truth. Actually, I looked up that "somewhere" and it is HERE
On to the dog days of Bush. LS
PRIOR TO THE WAR IRAQI DIPLOMAT TOLD CIA THERE WERE NO WMD
Of course there weren't. I found this piece on the mainstream media's MSNBC site.
MSNBC PIECE ON SADDAM'S FOREIGN MINISTER AND INTELLIGENCE ON WMD
HELEN THOMAS GRILLS BUSH ON WAR
Bush must be really desperate if he is allowing reporters who are not fake shams like the Gannon & Co. types or those who are hired cheerleaders for neocon ideology, to actually ask him a question. After five years, a journalist has both the opportunity and the courage to demand answers from the liar in chief. You go girl, Miss Helen!
I found this on Editor and Publisher.com via Buzz Flash.com LS
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER PIECE ON THOMAS
"STILL OPTIMISTIC ABOUT IRAQ? YOU JUST MIGHT BE A FANATIC."
Ken sent this great piece by Arianna Huffington on The Huffington Post.com
As I put it in a May 2003 column, just weeks after the president's upbeat -- and wildly inaccurate -- Mission Accomplished moment:
"The defining trait of the fanatic -- be it a Marxist, a fascist, or, gulp, a Wolfowitz -- is the utter refusal to allow anything as piddling as evidence to get in the way of an unshakable belief. Bush and his fellow fanatics are the political equivalent of those yogis who can hold their breath and go without air for hours. Such is their mental control, they can go without truth for, well, years. Because, in their minds, they're always right. Oopso facto."
This idea formed the basis for my last book, Fanatics and Fools (the Fools being the enablers in the Democratic Party). And Bush and Cheney's statements around the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq have only reinforced my diagnosis: this administration is teeming with zealots for whom evidence is little more than an obstacle on their chosen course.
This evidence-be-damned fanaticism has been front and center as the White House tries to put a positive spin on what the president called "the beginning of the liberation of Iraq." Which is kind of like saying that my wedding was the beginning of my divorce.
HUFFINTON POST PIECE ON IRAQ HERE
TIME APPROPRIATE BUMPER STICKERS
A friend and colleague at work received the following bumper sticker slogans from her sister-in-law who spent 3 months in Palestine as a peace observer. LS
BLIND FAITH IN BAD LEADERSHIP IS NOT PATRIOTISM
IF YOU'RE NOT OUTRAGED
YOU'RE NOT PAYING ATTENTION
IF YOU SUPPORTED BUSH
A YELLOW RIBBON WON'T MAKE UP FOR IT
AT LEAST IN VIETNAM
BUSH HAD AN EXIT STRATEGY
SEND THE TWINS
POVERTY, HEALTHCARE & HOMELESSNESS
ARE MORAL ISSUES
AND YOU KNOW IT
A THREAT ABROAD
A THREAT AT HOME
GOD BLESS EVERYONE
BUSH SPENT YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY
ON HIS WAR
IT IS THE DUTY OF THE PATRIOT TO PROTECT
HIS COUNTRY FROM ITS GOVERNMENT
"TIS THE TIME'S PLAGUE
WHEN MADMEN LEAD THE BLIND"
William Shakespeare (King Lear)
IF YOU SUPPORT BUSH'S WAR
WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE?
I'D RATHER HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO SCREWED HIS
INTERN THAN ONE WHO SCREWED HIS COUNTRY
JESUS WAS A SOCIAL ACTIVIST LIBERAL
DISSENT IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF PATRIOTISM
NOBODY DIED WHEN CLINTON LIED
ANNOY A CONSERVATIVE
THINK FOR YOURSELF
GEORGE W. BUSH - MAKING TERRORISTS FASTER
THAN HE CAN KILL THEM
WHY NOT SPEND 87 BILLION ON AMERICA?
THE LAST TIME RELIGION CONTROLLED POLITICS
PEOPLE GOT BURNED AT THE STAKE
HOW ON EARTH CAN 59,411,287 PEOPLE BE SO DUMB?
DOESN'T OUR CHILDREN'S CREDIT CARD HAVE A LIMIT?