Liberals Fight Back
A place for political discourse. There may be a liberal slant here but all are welcome. You cannot truly form an opinion unless you search all sides.
Sunday, October 09, 2005
just a test for today
we'll see what happens
just a test for today
Saturday, October 08, 2005
MORE AMERICANS FIND BUSH A PROBLEM GREATER THAN TERRORISM
The latest CBS News poll:
has many interesting points.
To generalize...Bush and his administration are losing tons of public support in all areas.
But there is one very telling statistic, found at the end of the poll that should worry not only the administration but all of us patriotic Americans.
Here it is:
THE LAST QUESTION IN THE CBS NEWS POLL
"The economy remains one of the most important issues Americans want the government to address, outranked only by the war with Iraq. These two issues are followed by gas and oil prices, specific critical mentions of George W. Bush, and terrorism.
U.S. MOST IMPORTANT PROBLEM
War in Iraq Now 18% 9/2005 13%
Economy and jobs Now 16% 9/2005 14%
Gas/oil crisis Now 5% 9/2005 9%
President Bush Now 5% 9/2005 5%
Terrorism Now 4% 9/2005 6%
Look at the bottom...The last two items!
Yes, you read it correctly!
Right now A GREATER PERCENTAGE OF AMERICANS FINDS GEORGE BUSH A BIGGER PROBLEM THAN TERRORISM!
Friday, October 07, 2005
Isn't it Strange!
Remember back to those good old days before the 2004 elections when, it seemed almost every week, Tom Ridge would come out and announce some kind of Orange Alert.No one ever found out if those were really threats or if Bush and his cronies were just reminding us that they were working to keep us safe (and of course JOhn Kerry wouldn't).
Isn't it strange that now Bush's poll numbers are in the tank; and he's making a new push to keep up the killings in Iraq, and Rove, Libby, Frist, Delay, et al are being scrutinized for there possible involvement in illegal activities.....
Isn't it strange that we have this, heightened terrorist alert in NYC (a city controlled by a Republican mayor in a state controlled by a Republican governor...
Isn't it strange that this happens on the same day Bush puts out a list of ten SUPPOSED terrorist attacks his administration has already foiled.Low polls, war going bad, cronies under scrutiny...
No this administration wouldn't stoop to that!
Monday, October 03, 2005
BOB NOVAK STILL LOSING IT!
Yes, Bob (How did I escape jail in Plamegate?) Novak (Let's not forget swearing and walking off the set on CNN, either) is still losing it. That just makes him more dangerous.
In his column today dealing with DELAYGATE (10/3/05) which I found in the Washington Post, Novak said:
“In today’s polarized political climate, both parties have contributed to the criminalization of politics. BUT THE DEMOCRATS, LOSERS IN BOTH IN ELECTIONS AND IN THE WORLD OF IDEAS, HAVE TURNED TO USING THE CRIMINAL PROCESS OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES.”
Sorry Bob, that's just absurd!!!
Let's check out the 90's. Whitewater, Travelgate, Vince Fostergate, Henry Cisneros (who even though he pleaded guilty in 1999 but who is still being investigated by the special prosecutor at a cost to taxpayers of over $2 million a year), and of course Bill Clinton lying about an affair that cost the taxpayers close to $100 million.
Who wanted, spearheaded all those investigations?
Who tried to impeach the President of the U.S. for lying about an affair?
Suffice it to say, with the exception of Cisneros and Monica Lewinsky nothing ever showed any involvement of the Clintons or the rest of the White House staffers in any criminal misbehavior.
So "Crazy Bob" your words are lies only meant to deceive and divide. You are becoming a cartoon of your old self and a tool of the Conservatives.
By the way Bob, How come you were never investigated for your part in Plamegate?
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
WATCH THE ATTACK DOGS NOW
The Republican attack dogs have already started.
Why shouldn't they?
They were successful against John McCain in his run in Republican primaries in 2000, Max Clealand in his run for the Senate in 2002, John Kerry in 2004, They've tried to paint anyone who questions the war or almost any Bush policy as unamerican, they attacked Cindy Sheehan they attacked ANYBODY BUT "BROWNIE" AND CHERTOFF.......... I could give you lots more examples but you probably are thinking of them right now.
So, why wouldn't we expect the attack dogs to come out fighting for Delay?
Hopefully they'll be so busy with Rove, Delay, Frist, Abrahamof (sp?), FEMA, that guy who was head of White House procurment who was just indicted and arrested, that they'll lose most of the battles.
Remember when John Kerry, at the beginning of the Presidential campaign, said about the Bushwackers when he thought his mike was off, "They're just a bunch of damned crooks!"
Only this time Delay helped steal the United States Congress through his money laundering to get Texas' legislature Republicanized so they could gerrymander the congressional boundaries to guarantee 15 more Republican seats in the US House of Representatives
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
I had a major discussion with one of my friends about "looting" in New Orleans after Katrina. He couldn't understand why "THEY" of course he means poor and black people always loot after a disaster.
I replied that "they" (his quotes not mine) may be the neediest. Sure some will run off with TV's but those people are an extremely small percentage of the population. Any population anywhere in the world or within any ethnic group you will find some individuals who want to benifit in the face of tragedy. They are probably the same thugs, criminals and gang members who cause problems in every society in the world even in good times.
I also tried to talk to him about other kinds of looting. Price gouging by oil companies (and the new energy company tax breaks that will benefit them in the latest energy bill, companies like Haliburton that rush in to profit off other's misery, members of Congress who consistantly talk about too much govt. spending but who also put PORK for themselves and their constitutents into bills like the recent transportation bill.
Now Louisiana legislators in the U.S. Congress seem to have gone one step further...From the Washington Post
Tuesday, September 27, 2005; Page A22
"THE NATION is at war. It is mired in debt. It has been hit by floods and hurricanes. In the face of this adversity, congressional leaders have rightly dropped proposals for yet more tax cuts, and some have suggested removing the pork from the recently passed transportation bill. But this spirit of forbearance has not touched the Louisiana congressional delegation. The state's representatives have come up with a request for $250 billion in federal reconstruction funds for Louisiana alone -- more than $50,000 per person in the state. This money would come on top of payouts from businesses, national charities and insurers. And it would come on top of the $62.3 billion that Congress has already appropriated for emergency relief.
Like looters who seize six televisions when their homes have room for only two, the Louisiana legislators are out to grab more federal cash than they could possibly spend usefully. For example, their bill demands $7 billion for rebuilding evacuation and energy supply routes, but it also demands a separate $5 billion for road building and makes no mention of the $3.1 billion already awarded to the state in the recent transportation legislation. The bill demands $50 billion in community development block grants, partly to get small businesses going, but it also demands $150 million for a small-business loan fund plus generous business tax breaks. The bill even asks for $35 million for seafood marketing and $25 million for a sugar-cane research laboratory. This is the equivalent of New York responding to the attacks on the World Trade Center by insisting upon a federally financed stadium in Brooklyn.
The Louisiana delegation has apparently devoted little thought to the root causes of the Hurricane Katrina disaster. New Orleans was flooded not because the Army Corps of Engineers had insufficient money to build flood protections, but because its money was allocated by a system of political patronage. The smart response would be to insist that, in the future, no Corps money be wasted on unworthy projects, but the Louisiana bill instead creates a mechanism by which cost-benefit analysis can be avoided. Equally, Katrina was devastating because ill-conceived projects have drained coastal wetlands and caused their erosion, destroying a natural buffer between hurricanes and human settlements. The smart response would be to insist that future infrastructure projects be subject to careful environmental review. But the Louisiana delegation's bill would suspend the environmental review process. Rather than grappling with the lessons of Katrina, Louisiana's representatives are demanding an astonishing $40 billion worth of Corps of Engineers projects in their state. That is 16 times more than the Corps says it would need to protect New Orleans from a Category 5 hurricane.
The Louisiana bill is so preposterous that its authors can't possibly expect it to pass; it's just the first round in a process of negotiation. But the risk is that the administration and congressional leaders will accept the $250 billion as a starting point, then declare a victory for fiscal sanity when they bring the number down to, say, $150 billion. Instead, Congress should ignore the Louisiana bill and force itself to think seriously about the sort of reconstruction that makes sense. Katrina has exposed mistakes of policy: water-infrastructure programs that made flooding more likely, and levees and insurance schemes that encouraged human settlement in dangerous places. Now that Congress is getting ready to spend tens of billions on reconstruction, it must seize the opportunity to correct those past errors."
I guess I was right...it certainly isn't just the poor and minorities who loot. In fact, it appears that some of the major organizations and the people who run them (remeber also the leaders of Enron and Adelphia and other companies) loot all of us all the time!
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
PERHAPS GOD IS SENDING BUSH A MESSAGE
Perhaps The God who talks to Bush is Trying To Send Him A Message!And that message would be: I don’t really like you!
Not that I would ever be sarcastic but look at all that has befallen our country since Bush took office. Not that the following list is anywhere near complete. We also know that Rove, his puppet Bush and the Limbaugh like “Dittoheads” out there will try and blame everything back to and including the War of 1812 on the Clinton Administration.
So let’s start a list of “Bush’s Bad Things just seem to happen”. please help and add more that cometo your mind.
- The recession that started almost immediately after Nov. 2000.
- The election of 2000
- No child left behind and other unfounded mandates that have come out under the Bush regime thus increasingstate and local budgets and taxes as he cuts fed taxes.
- Tax cuts for the most wealthy many times over
- Out of control defecits and increasing national debt
- Enron collapse and with it the pension funds of many people yet Alfred E Neuman (Bush) wants to privatize social security
- Putting FEMA under Homeland Security. Where have the billions of $’s for that new govt. dept. gone?
- Iraq “WMD’s”
- Medicare drug bill that spells billions of $’s of profits for drug Comapanies
- Vioxx and other drugs (where is the FDA)
- California’s Energy Crisis
- Not planning for the aftermath of war in Iraq.
- Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Card, Rove, et al
- 1900+ American kids and untold thousands of Iraqi dead
- Election of 2004
- Diebold voting machines with no paper trail
- Bush’s political hack “Brownie”
I could keep going but I’ll see what you might want to add to the list. So come on get out those old newspapers, etc and let’s see what Bush has done to OUR country.