Saturday, September 16, 2006

THE GOP: HORRIFIC PHOTOS FROM KATRINA TELL IT ALL

Heartbreaking And Appalling Photos of Katrina's Victims

More on the Amoral and Corrupted Party of Bush

HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS INCREASING IN THE UNITED STATES WHILE THE BUSH GOP HAVE $50 COOL MIL TO BURN ON A PERSONAL ATTACK, FEAR AND SMEAR MACHINE.

God help anyone who dares to disagree with Bush. Off with your head! Burn at the stake! Hang' em first, try 'em later. LS

As hunger and homelessness rise in the United States, the Bush administration plans to get rid of a data source that supports this embarrassing reality, a survey that's been used to improve state and federal programs for retired and low-income Americans.

In 2003, the Bush Administration tried to whack the Bureau of Labor Statistics report on mass layoffs and in 2004 and 2005 attempted to drop the bureau's questions on the hiring and firing of women from its employment data.

Sources: "New Report Shows Increase in Urban Hunger, Homelessness," Brendan Coyne, New Standard, December 2005; "U.S. Plan to Eliminate Survey of Needy Families Draws Fire," Abid Aslam, OneWorld.net, March 2006.

HALLIBURTON CHARGED WITH SELLING NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY TO IRAN

Cheney rails against terrorism while he raids the piggy bank.
Halliburton, the notorious U.S. energy company, sold key nuclear-reactor components to a private Iranian oil company called Oriental Oil Kish as recently as 2005, using offshore subsidiaries to circumvent U.S. sanctions. The story is particularly juicy because Vice President Dick Cheney, who now claims to want to stop Iran from getting nukes, was president of Halliburton in the mid-1990s, at which time he may have advocated business dealings with Iran, in violation of U.S. law.

Source: "Halliburton Secretly Doing Business with Key Member of Iran's Nuclear Team," Jason Leopold, GlobalResearch.ca, Aug. 5, 2005.

FASCISM AT ITS VERY FINEST: FEDERAL WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION IN JEOPARDY

Though record numbers of federal workers have been sounding the alarm on waste, fraud, and other financial abuse since George W. Bush became president, the agency charged with defending government whistleblowers has reportedly been throwing out hundreds of cases - and advancing almost none. Statistics released at the end of 2005 by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility led to claims that special counsel Scott Bloch, who was appointed by Bush in 2004, is overseeing the systematic elimination of whistleblower rights.

Sources: "Whistleblowers Get Help from Bush Administration," Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) Web site, Dec. 5, 2005; "Long-Delayed Investigation of Special Counsel Finally Begins," PEER Web site, Oct. 18, 2005; "Back Door Rollback of Federal Whistleblower Protections," PEER Web site, Sept. 22, 2005.

REPUBLICAN VOTERS ARE ANGRY AT THEIR PARTY BECAUSE OF BIG SPENDING

Republicans, excerpt perhaps 4 or 5, will bow down to anything W. wants as long as it doesn't impact their piggy banks. So what about the $50 million for personal attacks, fear and smear, Republoliars? LS

REPUBLICAN VOTERS FED UP WITH BIG SPENDING

CAPITOL PHONES JAMMED OVER WIRE TAP BILL

CAPITOL PHONES JAMMED

BUSH IS GOING OFF THE DEEP END. HE RANTS AT PRESS CORPS IN THE ROSE GARDEN YESTERDAY

From Raw Story.com. At the bottom there is a link to MSNBC Keith Olbermann's rebroadcast of the press conference. Watch the demented and crazed look in W.'s eyes. LS

BUSH IS GOING OFF THE DEEP END: RANTS AT PRESS CORPS

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