Friday, May 26, 2006


You may think the media has a love affair with Bush but it is nothing to how it feels about and treats John McCain. In its eyes he can do no wrong but additionally it has elevated him to sainthood.

This unabashed, continuous and uncontrolled media bias has nearly everyone in the country thinking he is the straight talking, ten foot high hero with silver six guns strapped to his thighs.

And it is legend how he has snookered many Democrats into thinking he is just a great, honest guy with the interests of the country at heart.

The media treated and still treats Senator Clinton just the opposite.
It portrays her in every despicable way possible to make both men and women, who are susceptible to the constant media conditioning, either fear or despise her. Thus there is method to its madness, that is, to turn the voters against her and toward McCain.

It didn’t matter in the past that some people spoke up and warned of McCain’s duplicity. It didn’t matter how many examples were given that showed him in his true colors – battlefield-war-bloodred.

So great was the media spin that Senator Kerry, Dem candidate for Prez in ‘04, demonstrated his intense stupidity by offering McCain the VP slot. Despite this, hardly a Dem spoke out against it.

It took the words of a courageous young woman student to put the proper perspective on the Republican, John McCain, and expose the real strawman in the media hyped legend.

Jean Rohe demonstrated the courage of her convictions and set a standard that every Democratic candidate must meet, if we are to ever get into a position where we can preserve and defend our Constitution.

Rohe staged a preemptive strike against the fallacy of the “straight talker” hero image, knocking his talking points all to hell and gone. Part of her speech follows.

“Senator Mc Cain will tell us that we, those of us who are Americans, "have nothing to fear from each other." I agree strongly with this, but I take it one step further. We have nothing to fear from anyone on this living planet. Fear is the greatest impediment to the achievement of peace. We have nothing to fear from people who are different from us, from people who live in other countries, even from the people who run our government--and this we should have learned from our educations here. We can speak truth to power, we can allow our humanity always to come before our nationality, we can refuse to let fear invade our lives and to goad us on to destroy the lives of others.

Sadly but predictably, most of the media backed off this story in horror. The blogs brought it to all who have computer access as did columnist Maureen Dowd. The question is will Democrats learn anything from this or will they paddle the canoe of State further into the abyss than Bush has?

Will they cease and desist in their adulation of a man whose loyalty belongs only to the military complex that former President Eisenhower warned us against? Can they possibly learn to judge other Democratic candidates on their one merits and stop taking their opinions from the media?
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Friday, May 19, 2006


GenderGappers 2006 – 021


Monday, May 15th will live on as a day of infamy, when our Nation’s senior citizens were forced at the point of an economic gun to sign up for drugs that many neither want nor need. Medicare Part D was not a choice – it was coercion pure and simple.

Well, not so very simple. Few people aside from the Big Drug Companies that wrote it even understood it. It was forced down the throats of our older and most vulnerable with dire warnings and political threats.

Vermont’s Republican Lite Gov, Dubie, demanded that everyone who knew of a senior who had not signed up should “take them by the hand” to do so. He did not add “sign up for the biggest drug rip-off of all time”. He didn’t care if a senior needed drugs or not – he ordered that each must pick a plan and pay through the nose.

The threat that followed right behind the sign up order was clear. If you did not sign up by the deadline you would be fined every month until you capitulated to this horrific assault on seniors.

Never mind if you do not understand this atrocity called Part D, you must sign up or face a stiff penalty. The whole program is fine print but you have no choice.

Well, yes, there is some choice. You can choose what company and what plan will be used to screw you. You are forced to pay for it even if you do not want or need it.
Perhaps you use diet and exercise to keep yourself healthy. Perhaps you find alternative medicine more efficacious. Perhaps you’d like the right to use your discretionary funds for something other than force-fed drugs.

Fergetaboutit, if acupuncture keeps you feeling young and vital or relieves your pain without the mind clouding effects of drugs. It’s the drug company’s bottom line that is important.

Seniors don’t get to choose what works best for them – they just gutta choose drugs. It’s the American Way. Forget how good you feel after chiropractic treatment. Bush’s idea of a health plan for seniors is to keep them drugged and penniless.

It’s no concern of the Repugnant Congress if Herbal medicine or Meditation does more for you than any drug. Sign up for drugs that can carry you off the planet quicker – leaving your money to the drug companies.

Never mind that you selected a plan and pay into it only to find out that the drugs you now need are not on the list – tough, but it’s the law rammed through to placate the drug companies who contribute so greatly to the Bush Administration’s coffers.

So all you younger folk with parents forced to comply, make sure Congress dumps this cruel law or prepare for worst to come. Like the recent news that arthritis drugs contribute to cancer.

Or if that doesn’t scare the Hell out of you, read this article by January W. Payne –

“New federal guidelines ask all females capable of conceiving a baby to treat themselves -- and to be treated by the health care system -- as pre-pregnant, regardless of whether they plan to get pregnant anytime soon.

Among other things, this means all women between first menstrual period and menopause should take folic acid supplements, refrain from smoking, maintain a healthy weight and keep chronic conditions such as asthma and diabetes under control.”


The argument that everyone shares the burden so those in greatest need get their drugs is specious. If money is needed, then tap into the huge surpluses of the over paid fat cats of the military/industrial complex with their off-shore accounts to beat taxes – more than enough there.

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Friday, May 12, 2006


It would be a really big joke if it wasn’t so darn serious. The Democrats/Progressives are mostly engaged in convincing themselves that they are going to win big in November, take the Congress and investigate Bush and other Republicans right out of office.

They are ROFLTAO at all the scandals and taking great delight in every word or picture that denigrates Bush or any member of his administration. Schadenfreude rules!

They are having so much fun that they are not paying attention to history – history they have been living for the past six years. Like children they have forgotten that those who ignore the lessons of the past are destined to repeat them.

Surely we should remember how Bush lied us into a preemptive war with Iraq and selectively used intelligence to boost his desire to invade that country.

Surely now that he is making the same sort of case against Iran, we should see the similarities. The media talking heads should be on this like flies on manure, checking out every claim Bush says come from the intelligence services.

And where are the Democratic Congressional members who cried loudly that Bush fudged the facts when asking for a vote to go to war? Instead all we hear is our Reps once again backing Bush without question and agreeing that Iran is a danger, even though many experts say it will be years before they can be a nuclear threat.

Meanwhile, Bush is taunting and disrespecting the leaders of Iran just as he did with Saddam Hussein, trying to provoke them into making threats or moves that will justify his ordering a bombing of their country.

Common courtesy would dictated that Bush at the very least, reply politely to the letter from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Instead he and Condi have turned up their noses and turned their backs on civility.

He’ll attack Iran, of course, on the pretext that this country is in grave danger of attack from weapons of mass destruction. And if one is still unconvinced of his motives, look at who he is putting in as head of a civilian agency, the CIA; a general of the Air Force.

Now all intelligence will be under Rummy’s control and by extension, Cheney’s and Bush’s. Again the people’s representatives will be made impotent.

How soon again will we hear the words, “Well, I did vote for the war but then I voted against it”? Back then, most of Congress just took Bush and Rummy and the rest at their word but they should be smarter now.

Will we let Bush continue with his endless wars while our country suffers? Remember that it is not a sure thing that Democrats will win a majority in November or the Presidency in ’08. Long before that, Cheney will resign and Bush will put John McCain in as VP to continue his endless wars.

Following Bush and the Religious Rychus’s God has not gotten us very far. In Viet Nam, Buddha defeated us and in Iraq, Mohammed is kicking our butts.
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Friday, May 05, 2006


Telling the truth to power – what a novel concept!

“Over the top”, cried Fox News, and the rest of the scared rabbit traditional Newsies tucked their tails between their legs and acted shocked.

But the blogs and many Internet sites gleefully printed and presented Colbert’s “Heil to the Chief” and it was refreshing.

While the chock full of themselves media mavens were sputtering their righteous indignation, none seemed to remember how they laughed and clapped a few years back when a 21 carat jerk named Don Imus, in a similar situation, grossly attacked the President and First Lady on a personal subject.

Nor did they mention how they had piled on to his attack forever after on that same personal subject; or how Imus made that speech an often used insert on his daily show whenever he needed to feel important.

Colbert didn’t stoop to the personal so Bush was getting the Colbert- wood put to him for his crimes against the Country and the Constitution. And that angered the puffed-up denizens of the media world even more. They were sulking because their lousy job of reporting over the last four years was being exposed to the public.

Their reporting of the event was typical. They raved about Bush’s skit with his look alike and ignored the genius of Colbert. Somehow they have the idea that if they do not report something it doesn’t happen.

But they are in for a surprise. Just as a rising tide lifts all boats, the rising tide of the Internet is going to sink those media sycophants. An informed and angry electorate will more and more rely on other sources for its news.

For the blogs and Progressive radio are telling Americans about several things that Bush has done and the media has not reported. High among his crimes is his long time practice of signing a bill passed by Congress and then issuing a signing statement that said in effect – “this does not apply to me, I am above these laws.”

Examples of the president's signing statements
Boston Globe, United States - Apr 30, 2006
Since taking office in 2001, President Bush has issued signing statements on more than 750 new laws, declaring that he has the power to set aside the laws when ...

If that doesn’t cause us to shudder, all the indications seem to be pointing to his determination to start another war, this time with Iran. The media isn’t fighting him or exposing him on this.

Adding to our pain are the Democrats in Congress who were silent so long on Iraq and are hiding in the bull rushes, hoping we won’t notice.

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