Tuesday, May 25, 2004


There have been lies to CONGRESS, lies to the AMERICAN PEOPLE, and lies to the WORLD; there have been massive widespread instances of torture and coverups at the highest level of our government; there have been numerous violations of the Constitution, The International Declaration of Human Rights, the Geneva Convention, and the Ten Commandments. We have witnessed obstruction of justice, crony capitalism, arbitrary and unfair applications of the laws of our country; we have endured massive propaganda campaigns, the diversion and misuse of public resources.

We have been subjected to censorship, reckless foreign policy, corrupt fiscal schemes, dangerous environmental actions and inactions. The social and economic agenda of this administration has been cruel and ruthless.

Incompetence is the kindest word to use for the complete breakdown of every single defense this country experienced on the day our financial and military center was targeted for destruction. That "catastrophic and catalyzing event" was somehow "piggybacked" with the anthrax attacks to justify not one, but two pre-planned wars.

Justice Must Be Seen To Be Done

...we have, installed in our oval office, a man who is so unfit for the duties - by reason of a pathological dishonesty and complete disregard for the welfare of the citizens of this country - as to demand that we remove him, and his party, from power - and then use every law and organ of government to investigate the nakedly criminal underpinnings of that party. And exact precisely the punishments that they have so gleefully inflicted upon others.

There is no other alternative - any individual who can, backed by media and political system - state that Iraq is part of the war on Terror - is beyond hope. Any journalist, politician, general, writer, political operative or other so called public intellectual who can cling to such a statement is, equally, beneath contempt.

The United States, in the wake of 30 years of devastating conflict, laid the foundation for international institutions that endured until this conflict took place. While imperfect, often abused, and frequently engaged in their own follies, there was a progressive adherence to the idea of international law, and global leadership. This has been broken. Merely removing Bush will not restore it, because legitimacy rests not on there not being a criminal in power, but it being impossible for a criminal to come to power.

Every organ of our society - journalistic, political, academic and social - has failed utterly to prevent a criminal enterprise from commandeering the powers of the Presidency, and the Congress. Every individual of any position or honour in our society must count themselves as guilty of this failure, for it would have been better to die exercising Jefferson's ultimate right, then to live under the shame of knowing that, even should they be removed, it will be merely a temporary respite from corruption, which will, in 2, 4 or 8 years time, seize power again, and again tear on a profligate attack of borrow and squander.

There are, at this moment, thousands of American young people dead or maimed from this war. There are dozens of journalists, politicians, businessmen, who have made fat profits from their death and dismemberment. Who racked statues on their shelves from the acclaim for acting as propagandists and dupes - simply because the public and elites wished to be duped. Almost all continue to be well paid, and in positions of authority and prestige. It is this, beyond all else, that indicates that America has become criminal to its very core. We do not indict those who have shoveled the flower of our youth into the furnace of Iraq - we do all but knight them.

Our only redemption would be to strike with the overwhelming force of law and social might to set these individuals to justice. But the political reality is that this will not happen, and cannot happen, and therefore shall not happen.

Because of this, should we decide, out of temporary lack of fortitude, not to act - we must therefore resign ourselves to a generation of warfare, as those who sit now under the boot of our military, filled with jealous rage and the kind of monomaniacal devotion to death that only a people who have nothing to lose and every thing to gain can have - plot and then eventually execute acts of atomic terrorism against our cities. It seems, obviously, that this is the only lesson that will be sufficient. Our response will, of course, be to strike back with overwhelming force, with such dire consequences as atomic warfare brings.

Those are our only two choices: either we must uphold the laws that we are selves have written, and exact the maximum punishments on those who have so nakedly broken them - or we must expect that others will write their own laws, judge us by them, and execute under them.

We must have a full accounting, not merely of those who have been in government, but those who have shilled for this extravaganza of carnage, and those who have profited by the trillion from the tax breaks which have flowed like water through the Potomac.

We must have, at long last, real freedom, and real truth.

Or we will, ourselves, have committed a crime.

And "Where there is crime, there is no justice."

(emphasis mine)


Monday, May 24, 2004



Some things are just too good not to steal, even if it is verbatim.

I don't think it's accurate to describe America as polarized between Democrats and Republicans, or between liberals and conservatives. It's polarized between the people who believe George Bush and the people who do not. Thanks to some contested ballots in a state governed by the president's brother, a once-proud country has been delivered into the hands of liars, thugs, bullies, fanatics and thieves. The world pities or despises us, even as it fears us. What this election will test is the power of money and media to fool us, to obscure the truth and alter the obvious, to hide a great crime against the public trust under a blood-soaked flag. The most lavishly funded, most cynical, most sophisticated political campaign in human history will be out trolling for fools. I pray to God it doesn't catch you.

Stolen from digestible news

Sunday, May 23, 2004


Somebody needs to give the war criminals a message: "You are just one person; Your policies are what is wrong with America,but you are NOT AMERICA!

Hoffmania quotes our very own prettyboy conman who managed to slither out of this state before we discovered what a mess he left us with.
Bush-Cheney campaign chair Marc Racicot said the comments were "a reprehensible attempt to blame America for the action of terrorists and represent a fundamental misunderstanding of the war on terror."

EIt' already a tired old meme,
blaming America
The spot "disgraces one of America's most enduring national symbols," Bush-Cheney spokesman Stephen Schmidt said Friday. "It's indicative of a trend in the Democratic Party and among John Kerry's surrogates to blame America first."

Digby found another one
The San Francisco/Boston Democrats led by John Kerry have now adopted Blame America First as their official policy. "

It's true, you are just one man who got almost half of the vote of Americans who even bothered and were allowed to vote.

Meanwhile back at the ranch, Courtney is one young lady who should be very greatful that the obstructionists have forced the administration and their pet congresscritters to SNEAK Patriot II in bits and pieces, otherwise she would probably be on a plane to God knows where for God knows what with teacher Bill Nevins and her stubborn mother as they lost their citizenship for being so darn Unamerican.

Here is that particular travesty stolen completely from warblogging:

"Revolution X"

Bush said no child would be left behind
And yet kids from inner-city schools
Work on Central Avenue
Jingling cans that read
Please sir, may I have some more?
They hand out diplomas like toilet paper
And lower school standards
Underpaid, unrespected teachers
Are afraid of losing their jobs
Funded by the standardised tests
That shows our competency
When I'm in detox.
This is the Land of the Free ...
Where the statute of limitations for rape is only five damn years!
And immigrants can't run for President.
Where Muslims are hunted because
Some suicidal men decided they didn't like
Our arrogant bid for modern imperialism.
This is the Land of the Free ...
You drive by a car whose
Bumper screams
God bless America!
Well, you can scratch out the B
And make it Godless
Because God left this country a long time ago.
The founding fathers made this nation
On a dream and now
Freedom of Speech
Lets Nazis burn crosses, but
Calls police to
Gay pride parades.
We somehow
Can afford war with Iraq
But we can't afford to pay the teachers
Who educate the young who hold the guns
Against the "Axis of Evil"
Land of the Free ...
This is the land
If you're politically assertive
They call you a traitor and
Damn you to ostracism.
Say good-bye to Johnny Walker Lindh
And his family.
Bye Bye.
American Pie.
So maybe
My ideas about this nation
Don't resolve around perfection
But at least I know
Education is more important
Than money.
Land of the Free . . .
If this was utopia
We'd have to see each other naked
Before we got married
But instead, we see each other naked all the time
Because the government has my social security number
And the name of my dog!
And then we make babies,
But don't worry, they won't be left behind
And they grow up saying
God bless America!
But they don't know who Bush is
Because they never learned the Presidents.
And they will ride the ship Amistad
To our dreamland shores
Bearing the same shackles as us.
I'm here to say that
Generation X
Is pissed and we are taking over,
Ripping down the American illusion of perfection
We are the future generation
I have my qualifications
I know it looks like Angel Soft paper,
But don't worry
It's a diploma
Do I look qualified?
You can take our toilet paper,
But you can't take our Revolution.