Saturday, July 31, 2004

The Bush Balanced Budget News!

"White House Projects Highest Deficit Ever

WASHINGTON (AP) - This year's federal deficit will soar to a record $445 billion, the White House projected Friday in a report provoking immediate election-season tussling over how well President Bush has handled the economy.

The administration's annual summertime budget update forecast shortfalls falling to $331 billion next year, then fading to $229 billion by 2009. For each year, the red ink was smaller than the White House envisioned six months ago.

The analysis was released the same day the Commerce Department said economic growth slowed this spring to an annual rate of 3 percent, well below the 3.8 percent spurt that many economists expected. The slowdown was caused by a spending cutback by consumers in the face of high gasoline costs, the department said.

Administration officials hailed the budget figures as a solid improvement over the deficits analysts forecast early this year,...."


Friday, July 30, 2004

The Bush Unemployment Plan Announced!

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — A campaign worker for President Bush said on Thursday American workers unhappy with low-quality jobs should find new ones — or pop a Prozac to make themselves feel better.

"Why don't they get new jobs if they're unhappy — or go on Prozac?" said Susan Sheybani, an assistant to Bush campaign spokesman Terry Holt.

The comment was apparently directed to a colleague who was transferring a phone call from a reporter asking about job quality, and who overheard the remark.

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Gentle Ben?

Since I'm exiled to the great white north and have to rely on the Kingsport Times and the Go- Tri Cities web site for information, I have a question.......

I read that Clint Howard is performing at the Down Home. What is he going to do for a performance.
I thought his talent was limited to being Ron's  little brother.
Just curious

question for Brook

So it was called "The Night of the Sextants," but what did that mean? That should be a good JC story.

Monday, July 26, 2004

9/11 Report

The 9/11 Commission that Bush opposed has released it's report, and with it specific recommendations for how future terrorist attacks could be prevented by making the Washington intelligence bureaucracy more efficient. President Bush and the Republican controlled House and Senate have responded to this call to protect our nation by going on vacation.

Saturday, July 24, 2004

yes fuck yourself

Halliburton hypocrisy?
: Teresa profited when VP was CEO
By David R. GuarinoRead Guarino's Road to Boston BlogWednesday, July 21, 2004

As Sen. John F. Kerry's campaign escalates charges over energy giant Halliburton's government deals and ties to Vice President Dick Cheney, there's one thing they don't mention - the Kerry family's own Halliburton payday.
     Teresa Heinz Kerry liked the Cheney-run Halliburton enough to buy and sell more than a $250,000 in company stock in 1996, netting a tidy profit of up to $15,000, records show.
     The Kerry family Halliburton investment is tucked in the Massachusetts senator's lengthy financial disclosure forms, reviewed by the Herald.
     The records, which limit disclosure only to broad ranges, show one of the Heinz family trusts bought between $250,001 and $500,000 of Halliburton stock on May 13, 1996 - while Cheney was its CEO.

Friday, July 23, 2004

In the news,,

It seems that Haliburton opened its Iran endevor shortly before Cheney left as CEO to run the Bush campaign,,,
Here's to impeachments for something other than a blow job!

Monday, July 19, 2004

Schwarzenegger is of the opinion that democrat legislators and union members are "girlie men." Does that include the union members that kicked his daddies ass back in WWII?? Say, come to think of it, wasnt Ron Reagan a union president at one time? I guess while he was lifting weights to prove his manhood, guys like Kerry and McCain were getting shot at so that useless fucks like him could run down the American way of life. Hey Arnie! If you don't like it here why dont you move your ass back to the Rhineland and make all the german girlie men wear pink triangles while you ship them off to Auschwitz?

Thursday, July 15, 2004

U.S. soldiers sodomize Iraqi boys

According to Seymour Hersh (you know, the Pulitzer Prize winner investigative reporter who broke the My Lai story in 1970 and the Abu Ghraib prison abuse story earlier this year), that is not hyperbole. There is video of U.S. soldiers at Abu Ghraib sodomizing young Iraqi boys. Donald Rumsfeldd alluded to it during his testimony before the Armed Services Committee in May.

Hersh disclosed this during an ACLU speech last week. Here's video of the event. It's actually the whole event which is waycool because Sandra Tsing Loh is the first speaker. She is relating how she was fired from public radio for saying "FUCK" in one of her monologues. The "FUCK" was supposed to be bleeped out by the engineer, but he missed the edit. It was a pretty innocuous and contextual uttering of "FUCK" too, in a story having to do with Bette Midler. So the "FUCK" was actually a hommage.

Not the I-hope-you-die usage Dick Cheney intended on the Senate floor. During the "class" photo.

Watch the video of the speeches your damn self. Hersh's mention of Abu Ghraib is right around 1:30:00 -- that's one hour and a half into the stream.

Afterwards, Greg Proops performs.

the video

Sunday, July 11, 2004

What's that foul odor?

What a busy week!

First the Edwards VP announcement (and Bush's facile reaction 'the difference is Cheney could be President' -- duh -- he already is). Then, a weird conservative push for the Bush campaign to drop Dick "Potty Mouth" Cheney.

Then the revelation that Bush's military records have been "destroyed."

Another revelation cites that 20 billion dollars of oil money is missing from Iraq (as Bremer dashes off in an Army helicopter).

Next, Bush's snub of the NAACP (who needs black votes when they are easily dropped from the voter rolls).

And just when the release of the Arms Services Committee report on going to war under false pretenses made this week seem like a William Burroughs political thriller, we are told that Tom Ridge, Director of Homeland Security is having legal memos drawn up that will enable the Bush administration to "postpone" the election without the consent of congress.


This at the urging of DeForest Soaries Jr., Bush appointed chairman of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. Soaries also happens to be the senior pastor of a 7,000-member First Baptist Church in New Jersey. Culture war is so five minutes ago. This season it's Holy War, baby!

Pour yourself a tall one and sit back and wait for the giant splatter of shit fanning out from sea to shining sea.

They know they are going to lose and lose BIG. And like Veruca Salt the greedy bastards have no self control. They must have all the blueberries. MMM, blueberries. In the immortal words of Dick Cheney, "go fuck yourselves," America -- we've got gorging to do. Haliburton, Bechtel, KBR and all the rest haven't sucked us completely dry yet. It's like Mr. Burns from the Simpsons is running the country.

As interesting as this is, my one question is what do YOU think? What on earth do you do any differently given that everything right and good about this country is being stolen from us right before our very eyes. They aren't even being coy about it. In the words of Lewis Black, "it's like they are sitting on our face and taking a dump."

Come on, ya'll -- even the most daffy Republican can't go along with this. This is treason. Coup-like, even.

What say ye?

Friday, July 09, 2004

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Thursday, July 08, 2004

Kenny Boy

Ya know, it occurs to me that if Kerry's largest contributor had been indicted, the headlines would have mentioned Kerry's name, Yet in no story I have read thus far about the arrest of Kenneth Lay had George Bush's name been mentioned. So I will.

Kenneth Lay has been indicted by a Federal Grand Jury for essentially a form of theft (bilking folks that purchased his stock out of thier savings when he knew the stock was overvalued due to his own malfeasence.)

Alot of the money Lay is a accused of making in this manner went to the Bush/Cheney coffers for the 2000 election as Lay was the biggest single contributer.

Neither Bush nor the Republican party have offered to return this money to the people it was stolen from.

Dick Cheney refuses to release the names of those who served on his energy task force; among those believed to serve is this now accused felon.

Ya know what they say,,, "birds of a feather...."

Monday, July 05, 2004

Another accidental display of American multicultural awareness

You've surely already read about Colin Powell performing the Village People's "YMCA" in Indonesia. If not, the BBC has the video.

As the BBC's Tim Willcox dryly put it:

In any league table of politican's most embarrassing moments, it must rank pretty high.

And really, is there any better way to help stabilize a nation struggling with fanatic Muslim reactionaries than by performing a tune originally created to celebrate joyful gay sex?