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Bush Shoots for "Jaws" Delivers "Jaws 2" In his u…

May 3, 2007

Bush Shoots for “Jaws” Delivers “Jaws 2”

In his usual “no mincing of words”, Keith Olbermann deconstructs President Bush’s State of the Union claim to have foiled four terrorist attacks.

Kudos to you Keith!

View the video and transcript

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Don’t Question My Patriotism Traitor In usual B…

April 27, 2007

Don’t Question My Patriotism Traitor

In usual Bill Maher fashion, he delivers this message to the Bush administration. Kudos to you Bill.

Definition of Patriotism: independence, self expression, to think for oneself, make decisions that may be unpopular.

In these times it is considered Un-American to criticize your government. Being a patriot doesn’t mean blindly accepting and supporting what our country’s administration does. It doesn’t mean that I’m not allowed to publicly criticize our leaders behaviours or decisions or even their lack of good judgement. To criticize doesn’t make one unpatriotic. What it means is that I can still think for myself and make decisions that may be unpopular.

This war and the poor decisions this administration has made and continues to do so is a situation where we can’t afford to bury our heads in the sand. To do so, we shirk our responsibilities in upholding this president with courage, integrity and respect.

A recent poll conducted in partnership by ABC News and the Washington Post indicates that the majority of Americans now stand against the Iraq war and 7 in 10 say that the American casualties are unacceptable. 76% feel that this war has also damaged the country’s image to the rest of the world. And this administration arrograntly refuses to listen to the people they are there to serve. The American people are the decider’s not George Bush as Cindy Sheehan would say.

The evidence that is becoming clearer is that the administration was openly warned of the threat of terrorism prior to 911 and chose to ignore it. America has an administration that circulates memos encouraging the use of torture in the treatment of POW’s and then calls those same memos irrelevant, an administration that used questionable/faulty intelligence as a basis for waging a war and which is no longer supported by a majority of Americans. An administration that claimed Saddam was behind 911 with no evidence supporting that claim.

Are you proud of this administration? Most Americans would say no. Love of your country does not mean to act passive while this administration commits monumental wrong doings and injustices.

56 men signed the Declaration of Independence believing that America was worth saving whatever sacrifice they had to endure. 12 of those men had their homes ransacked and burned, 17 lost their fortunes, 5 were captured and tortured by the British and 9 lost their lives in the war. Those brave and patriotic men sacrificed alot of what was dear to them so that we all could live in a country of our own rule – patriotism. Power for the people and by the people.

We dishonor their memories and sacrfices they made by supporting a president who wages war based on unproven and at times exagerrated information, who violates human rights on a monumental scale and who lacks the intelligence to know when enough! This is not patriotism nor is it loyalty. It is the highest form of being a traitor and of being apathetic.

From the Floor of Congress – Rep. John Lewis One o…

March 24, 2007

From the Floor of Congress – Rep. John Lewis
One of the Few Members Who Has Backbone

“Tonight I must make it plain and clear that as a human being, as a citizen of the world, as a citizen of America, as a Member of Congress, as an individual committed to a world at peace with itself, I will not and I cannot in good conscience vote for another dollar or another dime to support this war.” Rep. John Lewis, March 19, 2007 House floor

One of the few voices in Congress who are speaking out against this war. The Iraqi people say that life is worse now than before the occupation of U.S. forces. But their voices fall silent by the arrogant Bush administration.

Following is the rest of Rep. John Lewis’s speech to Congress. He speaks such a profound truth in this time of deceipt and monumental lies.

FULL TEXT OF SPEECH:Delivered on Monday, March 19, 2007, the fourth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, a day marking the start of perhaps the single most stupid and counterproductive foreign policy blunder in the history of our country. Delivered by Rep. John Lewis on the floor of the US House of Representatives.

The SPEAKER pro tempore.”Under a previous order of the House, the gentleman from Georgia (Mr. Lewis) is recognized for 5 minutes.” Mr. LEWIS of Georgia.

“Mr. Speaker, I rise with deep concern that on this very day 4 years ago, our Nation inaugurated a conflict, an unnecessary war, a war of choice, not a necessity. “The most comprehensive intelligence we have, the National Intelligence Estimate and the latest Pentagon report, tells us that Iraq had descended into a state of civil war. Over 3,000 Americans have died, and hundreds of thousands, some even say up to 1 million citizens of Iraq, have lost their lives in this unnecessary conflict.

“And while we are telling our veterans of this war, the elderly, the poor, and the sick that there is no room in the budget for them, the American people have spent over $400 billion on a failed policy. We cannot do more of the same. Mr. Speaker, violence begets violence. It does not lead to peace. “President John F. Kennedy once said, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

My greatest fear is that the young people of Iraq and of the Middle East will never forget this war. My greatest fear is they will grow up hating our children and our children’s children for what we have done. Mr. Speaker, the Bible is right. Even a great nation can reap what it sows. “Nothing troubles me more than to see the young faces of these soldiers who have been led to their death. “Some are only 18, 19, 21, 22, 23. It is painful; it is so painful to watch.

Sometimes I feel like crying and crying out loud at what we are doing as a Nation and what this administration is doing in our name. Our children do not deserve to die as pawns in a civil war. “They do not deserve to pay with their lives for the mistakes of this administration. They never had a chance. “When I was their age, when I was 23 years old, I was leading the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, soon to speak in Washington on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, but then we were involved in a nonviolent revolution to transform the soul of America, to create a beloved community.

“Forty years ago, I was there in New York City in Riverside Church when Martin Luther King, Jr., gave one of the most powerful speeches he ever made against the war in Vietnam. If he could speak today, he would say this Nation needs a revolution of values that exposes the truth that war does not work. If he could speak today, he would say that war is obsolete as a tool of our foreign policy. “He would say there is nothing keeping us from changing our national priority so that the pursuit of peace can take precedence over the pursuit of war. “He would say we must remove the causes of chaos, injustice, poverty and insecurity that are breeding grounds for terrorism. This is the way towards peace.

“As a Nation, can we hear the words of Gandhi, so simple, so true, that it is either nonviolence or nonexistence? Can we hear the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., saying that we must learn to live together as brothers and sisters or perish as fools? “Tonight I must make it plain and clear that as a human being, as a citizen of the world, as a citizen of America, as a Member of Congress, as an individual committed to a world at peace with itself, I will not and I cannot in good conscience vote for another dollar or another dime to support this war.”
End of speech

Thank you, sir, for having the backbone/courage to stand up against the goliath’s in congress.

Now it is time for the Democrats to put Iraq on the table and deliver what they promised to the American people. As Cindy Sheehan said in one of her speeches that “we are the decider’s, not George W. Bush”.

Torture Bill States – Non Allegiance to Bush is Te…

November 1, 2006

Torture Bill States – Non Allegiance to Bush is Terrorism

Your Dictator


Legislation tolls the bell for the day America died… Birth of the dictatorship

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