Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A Bad Memory

Not a native Floridian, but have resided here for 14 years. I came across this site while on The Brad Blog and remembered what a total nightmare this woman is.
The votes that were not counted to name one of a zillion reasons why we should demand her lobotomy become permanent. It isn't because if it was, there would be no further contact with Boy George, Mini Boy George and Texas Tea Jeb and... 'missing in action', the infamous FBI files.
Venting...Peace Out

Monday, January 14, 2008

Someone please take aim at this 'Carnival of Fools' and knock the duck down....

Things Have Gotten So Crazy Now a Prankster Could Start World War III!
Submitted by dlindorff on Mon, 2008-01-14 23:05. Iran | Media

By Dave Lindorff

President Bush, a lame-duck loose cannon, is traipsing around the Middle East calling Iran a state sponsor of terror and condemning what he calls Iran’s “provocative” acts in the Strait of Hormuz at the choke point between the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea.

Everyone knows the president and his viceroy, Vice President Dick Cheney, are just itching to launch American bombers and cruise missiles against Iran before the end of this second nightmarish term of office, and now we hear that the so-called “provocative” incident, which we were told was replete with threats to blow up a destroyer in “15 seconds” was actually the work of a “prankster” who was making threats on the air using English with a faked (badly) Iranian accent.

So has this brush with disaster, which would have surely ensued had the US Navy fired on Iranian speedboats in their vicinity, led the president to pull back from his bellicosity?

No. On the contrary, he’s upping the ante, calling Iran a terrorist state, thus implicitly giving himself permission to “take them out.”

` Luckily for us and for the longsuffering people of Iran, the US Navy is run by officers who are not crazy, who don’t want another war, and who especially don’t want a war that includes having a fleet of American ships stuck like sitting ducks in the confined space of the Persian Gulf in the sights of hundreds of Iranian shore-to-ship missiles. (They were all sunk in minutes with a loss of a whole aircraft carrier battle group and 20,000 crewmembers in a Pentagon war game played in 2002 and then hushed up.)

As long as the admirals in Washington, and the captains on those ships in harm’s way, keep their cool, and don’t let themselves be provoked by the hotheads in the White House and in Tehran who see political benefits in provoking hostilities, Bush’s wet dream of a third war in the Middle East against Iran won’t come true.

The same can’t be said for the US media, which for the most part have been trumpeting all the president’s scariest and most threatening lines, while burying the news that the provocation in the Gulf was faked.

A real news organization worthy of the name would be trying to find out who’s behind the fakery. It shouldn’t be hard—a military that can use satellite technology to send a cruise missile or a Predator drone-fired missile crashing down onto the holder of a cell phone, should have no trouble locating the source of a fake ship-to-ship communication. (Unless of course it turns out that the message was the work not of a prankster, but of someone working for the Bush gang.)

Let’s be clear here. The naval armada that Bush has assembled in the Gulf has no function other than to threaten Iran. The US military has adequate air bases on land in and around Iraq to handle all the needs of US troops in that country, and the ships in the gulf are of no use whatsoever in the conflict in landlocked Afghanistan, because they can’t send planes there without overflying Iran.

Their role is simply to provoke. To provoke what? Why a war, of course.

Congress needs to pull the plug on this madness before one of the many scams and schemes of the Bush/Cheney gang succeeds in the president’s goal of getting a hot war going between the US and Iran.

A really amateurish effort—prank or black-op—to make a routine cat-and-mouse game by Iranian speedboats and a US battle group into a live-fire incident with dead bodies in the water—could have succeeded.

There must be no next time. It’s time to move forward, with dispatch, on Dennis Kucinich’s bill of impeachment against Cheney, which features the administration’s aggressive efforts to foment a war against Iran in violation of the UN Charter.

I read the news today, oh boy...

Friday, January 11, 2008

Is there anything left up there in the space which should contain a brain?

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush wrapped up his mission to Israel and the occupied West Bank on Friday, emboldened enough to have predicted a peace treaty within a year but with no major breakthroughs for his efforts. ADVERTISEMENT

Concluding his first presidential visit to the Holy Land, Bush headed for Kuwait, the first of five stops with Arab allies he hopes will aid the fragile peace process and help contain Iran's growing regional clout.

Bush flew out of Tel Aviv after painting an upbeat picture from talks this week with Israeli Prime Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas intended to build on a U.S.-hosted international peace conference in November.

Sending a symbolic message, Bush ended the first leg of a week-long Middle East tour by visiting the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus is believed to have intoned "blessed are the peacemakers," and the ruins of Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee.

I read this but could not believe it. It seems that Bush's 'god' is still talking to him. Did he actually say.."Blessed are the Peacemakers"? This is coming from someone who has ordered the deaths of countless innocent Iraqi's and is still searching for a means to execute his plan for a "New World Order."

There are countless petitions to remove this lunatic from office. No, I will not call him President. We do not have one. We have an impostor wreaking havoc for the last 7 years and a group of spineless puppets allowing him to continue on his destructive path.

There IS something that we can continue to do. Keep SIGNING and KEEP writing your state's Representatives and demanding action be taken. Too many have thrown their hands up in disgust...and this is why this country is failing.
Americans are failing to respond, in every way! And he is winning. The spirit of the American people has been broken.

So, let's give him credit where credit is due: He has shredded our Constitution...Rewritten the Bill of Rights...Created laws that will protect him from being held accountable for any wrong doing...Refused to cooperate in any way, in the 911 Investigations...Condones torture...Continues to abandon the poor by cutting further spending for low income families...Has dipped, once again, into Medicare to continue to pay for a war that should never have been...Is playing 'cat and mouse' with Iran...etc., etc., etc., and we continue to do NOTHING!

And those of us who were fooled by the Democrats by voting them into Congress to effect change, and then turned their backs on the American people, shame on us too, for allowing them to 'party' on, 
at our expense!!!

I want the questions for these candidates to include all of the above and not just centered around time lines for the war. This Administration has started a war in America and no one seems to be fighting back.

Let's start asking the hard questions and let's start demanding answers. Straight yes. Straight no.

There are petitions everyone can sign to demand, at the next debate, that these issues be addressed. And the candidate that I will vote for will have to assure me that they are capable of addressing these issues, or they will not get my vote.

I've heard no talk concerning the above and this frightens me and disturbs me. Where are the journalists, if there are any left that have not been bought or borrowed?

If someone doesn't stand up for this country soon, making the necessary sacrifices it will take to ensure that we will live free and no longer in fear, the only option
left is to 'set out the lawn chairs and watch the fireworks'...Because..they are coming!!!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Glad to be back on Blogger

Happy '2008' and hope everyone is well. Just coming back after a long stretch and I'll be catching up on reading on my favorite and 'missed' blogs.
Looking forward to hearing from everyone!