Thursday, October 21, 2004


There are a couple of articles on the sidebar that show units being deployed for 18 months or 545 days. When did that start happening?


All that hyped up frippery. Take a breath, it's not about you, although a "good" mother who really believed in this war would do anything humanly possible to put her son on the Frontline in Iraq.

He could be a hero, but she's holding him back.

Joe Lockhart didn't want to talk about her parenting skills so he called the whole thing a distraction. Mary Matlin looked good for a change, but she got Karen's speedy speech.

Karen must get fast when she's covering up and calm [although harsh] when she's pulling it out of her rubber butt. Mary covers up calmly but feints like Wiley Coyote does every time he lunges over the cliff.

The Bush campaing reeks of desperation, but they sure can't run on their record, can they?

Oh wow! Bob Brown was just on teevee saying that we could take the water out and treat it and get it back down in the ground and not listen to people who think the risk is too great. He wants to try the cyanide on it. Marc Raicot just did a campaign commercial for him


Because nothing is more Christian than creatin an ammendment to make an entire group of people less equal than everybody else.


Supreme Court Standoff

I had a feeling the first time I heard her campaign commercial about "not legislating from the bench" that she wasn't being a straight shooter. She promised only to interpret the law according to the Constitution free of any party affiliations.

I am extremely uncomfortable when people make cryptic half-statements. When she finally explained the charge she was referring to, the author of that law (can't remember what it was-way too much foam in the atmosphere these days) and a couple of U.M. professors had to publicly call her out on it.

Teevee showed a clip of her debate with Jim Nelson (who appears to have impeccable character and integrity), she dropped another cryptic remark that just sends shudders down my spine. It was almost a warning that we would soon be seeing a constitutional ammendment overturned because it violated our constitution.

HMMM, would it be the cyanide mining ban?


I just love happy stories!

Wednesday, October 20, 2004


Rolling back the gains of the last one hundred years.



Tuesday, October 19, 2004

when you have the debate on its merits, a draft does seem like a real possibility.

Especially when they are returning soldiers in casts to duty, deploying thousands over the age of 50, and have resorted to eating our seed corn.

We aren't even going to mention the extended deployments and involuntary call ups.


Tonights Nightline reported on the unit that refused the suicide mission to deliver unusable fuel.

Pentagon says "no big deal, soldiers refuse direct orders all the time."

Military head says "it's the worst thing they could have done."

Ted asked "what if they were being sent to certain death?"

Military head said "they could talk."

"If they were ordered to go anyway?"

"They have to go anyway."

I just luv this crew, sending our kids off to certain death and dismemberment for no reason whatsoever.


Doug Reese was the Viet Nam liason who went to check on John Kerry's medal. Just for the record, he supports John Kerry. He said that the first villager must have mixed him up with an AP reporter who was also fishing out the same story.

What is an AP reporter doing telling poor villagers on the other side of the world that John Kerry didn't earn his medals?


WAAA they're pickin on me-n-Georgie WAAA.

Nasty campaign commercial.

WAAA they're pickin on me-n-Georgie WAAA.

Extremists from San Fransisco to Boston want to take God out of the pledge of allegiance, raise our taxes and wave a white flag on the terra war.

WAAA they're pickin on me-n-Georgie WAAA.

A solid belligerant whine. I'd give it a 4.5 Bob.


Well, Montana is firmly in Bush control. This misfit likes to rebel and read a little Juan Cole from time to time, but he's a little too complex for my homies. Oh what to do, what to do...

I was going to visit with my friend Riverbend, but she's in denial about her valium problem and completely fixated on Oprah. Me who is not me is much cheerier, giving an enlightening explanation of Iraqi Freedom II: Operation distribute Candies.

Then there is a Family In Baghdad where Fazia will teach you Arabic [DON'T LEARN IT, YOU'LL BE DRAFTED FOR SURE!] or just tell you about their life in the soothing and philosophic way she always does. The most interesting stuff lately is about how Fazia is just a very bad Iraqi for not praising dear leader, and she shares what she has learned about democracy and elections.

And then I read in the newspaper today that Bush promises to make Iraq an example in fighting terrorism, not an example to adopt terrorism in the Middle East.
I smile as I look upon this beautiful example, and how it is being created and formed, with plenty of wisdom, and the least possible minimum of damage to lives and property… GOD only knows when this example will be accomplished, and how many casualties will be paid for that.
I do not know.
The equation still goes between fools and criminals, who are disfiguring the world… and each thinks himself right. Each speaks sometimes in the name of GOD, rightness, and justice.
And there is a foolish American woman who writes to me from time to time, asking me: What have you done to help Iraqis? Why do you speak about the bad things, and not mention the good ones??
She is a supporter of Bush, and the Fox Channel…
I answer her quietly, and in contempt: Read my articles again, and you shall see that I talk about how much effort we spend to rebuild Iraq, and help the Iraqis. But I forgot to tell her that, as usual, if I have seen some good things, I would have told you, because I am more eager than you are for them.


We went, my friends and I, to attend a lecture about Democracy, and the Elections. The lecturer was an Iraqi lady, who said she attended some work-shop discussions about the subject, and she'll explain it to us, so we could explain it to others.
She spoke about the meaning of the two words, and their relation with each other. Then she spoke about the methods of elections, and their traits, then the civil society and its role in elections, the relation of the civil society with the parties, and the danger in the party's dominance over the civil organizations.
Then the elements of elections, which are: The Base, The Candidates, and The Campaign; and the method of delivering a message of every candidate to convince the public…
She said The Base consists of three elements:
- -An Element who had fixed his opinion, his candidate, and sticks to him.
- An Element who decided not to vote.
- And an Element who is wavering, and he is the one to whom all invitations and debates are addressed, to convince him to vote for one of the candidates.
She said every candidate has a message, which he keeps repeating to people's attention until they memorize it…
I smiled........... imagining the poor American citizen these days…they all fight, and debate, giving him the headaches, as they try, each separately, to say he is completely right, and the other is completely wrong…and whoever votes for the opponent is a complete fool…
Ha, ha, ha…
A game that gives people the headaches…as if you are in a Bazaar…each is calling for his merchandise, wanting to sell it more than the others.
But people's lives and destinies are decided here…inside this chaos, shouting, and headache-promoting noise…
I don't know…as if I see the propaganda, the competition, and the debates, are subjected to a lot of acting, and show-offs, more than honesty, calmness, and rationality.
The media plays its role here…where truth gets mingled with lies, justice with false…and facts get lost.
A very dangerous game….this is Democracy.
And the bad people could maneuver it, because they play like jugglers, in a circus. And the audiences are poor….who could easily be tricked.


The waiting is just so delicious!


$14,500.00 of it.

Every so often someone will get stranded in the wilderness and Search and Rescue has to go find them. Money is tight, you know, so they get to pay for the helicopters and stuff if they were negligent.

So I am holding my breath waiting for old Tom to reimburse the treasury for hijacking the FAA and the Homeland Security Department.


Dick Cheney asked for AND recieved 9/11 to his great benefit. So is this a threat?

Maybe it's our October Surprise!


Impeach these mobsters right now.

The report was finished in June.

It is shocking: The Bush administration is suppressing a CIA report on 9/11 until after the election, and this one names names. Although the report by the inspector general's office of the CIA was completed in June, it has not been made available to the congressional intelligence committees that mandated the study almost two years ago.

"It is infuriating that a report which shows that high-level people were not doing their jobs in a satisfactory manner before 9/11 is being suppressed," an intelligence official who has read the report told me, adding that "the report is potentially very embarrassing for the administration, because it makes it look like they weren't interested in terrorism before 9/11, or in holding people in the government responsible afterward."

When I asked about the report, Rep. Jane Harman (D-Venice), ranking Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee, said she and committee Chairman Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.) sent a letter 14 days ago asking for it to be delivered. "We believe that the CIA has been told not to distribute the report," she said. "We are very concerned."

According to the intelligence official, who spoke to me on condition of anonymity, release of the report, which represents an exhaustive 17-month investigation by an 11-member team within the agency, has been "stalled." First by acting CIA Director John McLaughlin and now by Porter J. Goss, the former Republican House member (and chairman of the Intelligence Committee) who recently was appointed CIA chief by President Bush.


"The agency directorate is basically sitting on the report until after the election," the official continued. "No previous director of CIA has ever tried to stop the inspector general from releasing a report to the Congress, in this case a report requested by Congress."

None of this should surprise us given the Bush administration's great determination since 9/11 to resist any serious investigation into how the security of this nation was so easily breached. In Bush's much ballyhooed war on terror, ignorance has been bliss.


Wasn't it Great?

I was just reminded how nice it was to have a president with rational decision making processes. Who didn't run the country to the ground or ignore vital intelligence warnings.

Bill Clinton navigated through his job seamlessly. Even with an erection.

Monday, October 18, 2004


I'm starting to feel all shaky and sweaty like I need a tee shirt and bumper stickers and buttons.

Call me crazy, but I worship Jesus, not George.

Sunday, October 17, 2004

"purely politics"

How a Department of Education spokeswoman responded to queries about the legality of this escapade where Rod Paige (the very same Secretary of Education who called teachers "terrorists" won a contest for puffing up Junior and the miseducation act.

The department paid $700,000 to Ketchum, a public relations and marketing firm, to rate newspaper coverage of the education law in 2003 and to produce two video press releases in the format of news articles. The videos were reminiscent of videos about Medicare that were sent to television stations around the country and criticized by federal budget monitors this year as violating the federal law barring the use of Congressional appropriations "in a general propaganda effort designed to aid a political party or candidate."

Our whole government has become a Bush campaign commercial. I expect they will be hiring bards and crooners to immortalize his grace any day now.


Holy COW!

1101 and counting.

I feel really awful about their families and for the Iraqis too.