A friend of Ken's made the following astute and highly disturbing obsesrvation about a stunt an increasingly desperate Bush will pull off in October to win the election in November. LS
Bush is on record "guaranteeing" that the Repubs will keep both houses. So the speculation is what the "October Surprise" will be that will ensure this happens. Here's the most interesting (properly snarky) conjecture....
The Surprise will get rolling about the 10th of October. President Cheney and his Amazing Meat Puppet will keep their whole Iranian sanctions pot a boilin' over until then. But they will not attack Iran preemptively.
That won't work, not after the debacle in Iraq. Nor will they actually engage in sanctions, a boycott or a naval blockade, which the world will neither observe nor countenance. They need a war, but America can't start it.
That's why the plan is for Israel to attack a few nuclear enrichment facilities inside Iran, using conventional bunker buster bombs. This won't accomplish a damned thing, since those bunkers are a full hundred feet underground. But it will let Bush hold up his hands and say, "There's jes' no holdin' them Israelis back, heh heh . . ."
Then, when mean, bad old Iran responds with missiles at Israel, at US troops, or at oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, or at Saudi, Kuwaiti or other oil fields, or simply stops shipping oil -- well, Bush will put on a ten gallon white hat, give a speech about brimstone and Jesus, and begin the 30-day 4,000-target bombing campaign that's been planned for well over a year.
He carries the speech in his breast pocket, and he reads it to his bathroom mirror every night after he brushes that crooked smile of his. He's ready. We're ready. We've already moved several aircraft carriers to the region, and now we're sending minesweepers to the Gulf from the first of October.
We're primed and pumped for CNN's next video war, but Israel has to start it so Bush can ride in on a white horse and save poor, defenseless Israel from the slavering Muslim hordes. And save Western civilization, too. And white wimmens everywhere, and kids, and puppies, and our precious bodily fluids. Just like Audie Murphy used to do.
Buy yourself some Exxon, some Blackwater and some Halliburton stock, or run the risk of working for a living from here on out.
Bush doesn't bluff. He's not going to lose this election and be investigated and impeached and imprisoned. None of the above. He's down to a pair of deuces, and not much left to lose. He's going to kick over the table, and start shooting. He figures it's a heap sight better n' playing out a losing hand.
A man has got to know his limitations.
Bush hasn't a clue.
PROOF THAT ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES CAN BE EASILY HACKED
Some of us have known in our gut that the GOP stole the election in Ohio in 2004 by both hacking software and by disenfranchising mostly minority voters. The CEO of Diebold is on record as having arrogantly promised to deliver the election to W. and that he did. His enabler, Kenneth Blackwell, made it happen.
After two years of screaming fraud by a vast number of groups, including The Brad Blog, mainstream media has finally gotten a grip on election fraud reality. But why did it take them so long to “get it?” Probably because the mainstream media knows it is losing credibility on all fronts, second-by-second, thanks to bloggers.
Although 50 days prior to an election is hardly enough time to correct the evils, the cowardly whores in the media can say they exposed the heinous crime to our democracy. LS
CNN'S LOU DOBBS ON HACKING ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES
THERE IS SO MUCH CORRUPTION IN WASHINGTON THAT THE FBI HAS TO TRIPLE ITS STAFF TO INVESTIGATE LAWMAKERS, LOBBYISTS AND INFLUENCE PEDDLERS
From The New York Daily News via Raw Story.com
For decades, only one squad in Washington handled corruption cases because the crimes were seen as local offenses handled by FBI field offices in lawmakers' home districts.
But in recent years, the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal and other abuses of power and privilege have prompted the FBI to assign 37 agents full-time to three new squads in an office near Capitol Hill.
FBI Assistant Director Chip Burrus told The News yesterday that he wants to detail even more agents to the Washington field office for a fourth corruption squad because so much wrongdoing is being uncovered.
"Traditionally, a congressional bribery case might be conducted on Main Street U.S.A., but a lot of the stuff we're finding these days is here in Washington," said Burrus, who heads the FBI's criminal division.
He said typical crimes involve lawmakers' illegal interactions with lobbyists and "people who have a lot of savvy about how the congressional process works and appropriations."
SO MUCH CORRUPTION IN WASHINGTON THAT THE FBI MUST TRIPLE ITS STAFF
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