Saturday, March 13, 2004

It's time for a change... 

President's Radio Address
Over the past three years, America's economy has faced a series of challenges: stock market decline, recession, terrorist attacks, corporate scandals, and the uncertainties of war. My administration confronted those challenges squarely, and acted boldly. We reduced taxes on families and small businesses, we encouraged new investment and we're seeing the results.
We sure are. Anemic February job gains for US

Back to the speech
Again and again, economic pessimists have questioned the skills and creativity and energy of America's workers. The pessimists have always been wrong. America's workers and entrepreneurs will meet every challenge. With the right policies in Washington, we will maintain America's economic leadership, we will create more jobs, and we'll help our workers achieve a better life.
I couldn't agree more. America's entrepreneurs and workers will meet every challenge they've faced over the past three years. The right choices in Washington will maintain America's economic leadership, will create more jobs and will help help workers acheive a better life. Those choices begin with showing Gov. Flightsuit the door and putting common sense leadership in the White House and congress.

We tried trickle up ecomonics in the '80s and it failed miserably. A miserable failure is trying it again with disasterous results.

The famous question is: Are you better off now than you were four years ago? I don't think many of us can answer yes.

It's time for a change.


Bring it on... 

Kerry Challenges Bush to Monthly Debates
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry (news - web sites), visiting the site of one of the most famous political debates in U.S. history, challenged President Bush (news - web sites) on Saturday to a "real discussion about America's future" in monthly debates.
"I believe the American people are hungry for a genuine conversation about the fundamental questions before us," Kerry said in Quincy, Illinois, site of one of the seven historic Abraham Lincoln-Stephen Douglas debates.
The Bush campaign rejected the request for monthly debates and questioned how Kerry could ask for a civil discussion after his remarks about Republicans and after spending millions of dollars on ads attacking Bush.

"Senator Kerry should finish the debate with himself before he starts trying to explain his positions to the voters," said Bush campaign spokesman Steve Schmidt. A campaign official said they looked forward to "vigorous debates at the appropriate time."
To paraphrase: Bush is a chickenshit.


Fair and Balanced? 

Headline on Fox News Website: Kerry Counters Bush Ad With 'Misleading' Spot

The theme of the ad is Bush misleading America. The headline is doing some misleading of its own.


Friday, March 12, 2004

"I didn't get any applause." 

DNC: Kicking Ass - No answer has a link to a story from The St. Louis Post-Dispatch about our favorite Education Secretary Rod Paige.
Craig Szczesiul, 18 and a senior at Metro, told Paige that St. Louis school officials were studying budget cuts of $23 million, including cuts in support for gifted, art, music and athletic programs.

"Everyone agrees there are problems, but we have no idea what to do. Can you help us with ideas about how to fix the problem?" Szczesiul said to thunderous applause.

Paige replied, "I think you stumped me with that question."

Paige went on to say that issues surrounding public education should be figured out by the residents of each state. He noted the success of Atlanta in attracting the Summer Olympics in 1996 after people of all races and economic and political backgrounds worked together.

After Paige concluded his answer, he said, "I didn't get any applause." The students clapped.
I gave you a bullshit answer and no one clapped. How dare you!

Paige learned from the best. Bush wants praise for his bullshit answers on the environment, the economy, and the war.

It sounds like Sec. Paige just convinced several students to vote Democrat. The DNC needs to follow Paige around with voter registration forms and Kerry contribution envelopes.


Thursday, March 11, 2004


All campaigns are constrained by three scarce resourses: time, people and money. Please click the link above or the one on the right and contribute whatever you can to the Kerry campaign. It's going to take a large warchest to cure the neocon infection plaguing the White House.

Every $ helps.


t r u t h o u t - William Rivers Pitt | Fish. Barrel. Boom. 

"I'm a firm believer in feeding people their own words back to them, when it's appropriate."
– Trent Lott

Thruthout.org has a nice list of quotes from our beloved leaders. An excerpt:
Victory means an exit strategy, and it's important for the President to explain to us what the exit strategy is."
- George W. Bush, discussing Kosovo, Houston Chronicle, 04-09-99

"Environmentalists are a socialist group of individuals that are the tool of the Democrat Party. I'm proud to say that they are my enemy. They are not Americans, never have been Americans, never will be Americans."
- Rep. Don Young (R-AK), Alaska Public Radio, 08-19-96

"I don't understand how poor people think."
- George W. Bush, confiding in the Rev. Jim Wallis, New York Times, 08-26-03

"Get rid of the guy. Impeach him, censure him, assassinate him."
- Rep. James Hansen (R-UT), talking about President Clinton, as reported by journalist Steve Miner of KSUB radio who overheard his conversation, 11-01-98

"My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times building."
- Ann Coulter, New York Observer, 08-26-02

"And there is, I am certain, among the Iraqi people a respect for the care and the precision that went into the bombing campaign."
- Donald Rumsfeld, defenselink.mil, 04-09-03

"Emotional appeals about working families trying to get by on $4.25 an hour are hard to resist. Fortunately, such families do not exist."
- Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX), House Majority Whip, during a debate on increasing the minimum wage, Congressional Record, H3706, 04-23-96

"I know this is painful for the ladies to hear, but if you get married, you have accepted the headship of a man, your husband. Christ is the head of the household and the husband is the head of the wife, and that's the way it is, period."
- Pat Robertson again, The 700 Club, 01-08-92

"We need to execute people like John Walker in order to physically intimidate liberals, by making them realize that they can be killed, too. Otherwise, they will turn out to be outright traitors."
- Ann Coulter, at the Conservative Political Action Conference, 02-26-02

"The fact of the matter is that this (increased American casualties) is a sign of the success of our operation, not its failure."
- Ralph Reed, GOP strategist, on MSNBC's program 'Hardball,' 10-28-03

"The truth is that for reasons that have a lot to do with the U.S. government bureaucracy, we settled on the one issue that everyone could agree on, which was weapons of mass destruction as the core reason."
- Paul Wolfowitz, quoted by Tim Russert on 'Meet The Press, NBC, 06-01-03

"Two things made this country great: White men & Christianity. The degree these two have diminished is in direct proportion to the corruption and fall of the nation. Every problem that has arisen (sic) can be directly traced back to our departure from God's Law and the disenfranchisement of White men."
- State Rep. Don Davis (R-NC), emailed to every member of the North Carolina House and Senate, reported by the Fayetteville Observer, 08-22-01

"My biggest fear is going to be going to the funeral of some young Iowa man or woman who dies in this conflict and having their mother or father come up to me and ask whether or not their son or daughter died for America, or died to save Bill Clinton's presidency. I don't know what I would say to those grieving parents. For that reason I believe the President must resign immediately."
- Rep. Jim Nussle (R-IA), Congressional Record, H11963, 12-18-98

"Why should we hear about body bags and deaths and how many, what day it's gonna happen? It's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?"
- Barbara Bush, said on 'Good Morning America' the day before the Iraq war started, New York Times, 01-13-03

"I'm the commander - see, I don't need to explain - I don't need to explain why I say things. That's the interesting thing about being the President. Maybe somebody needs to explain to me why they say something, but I don't feel like I owe anybody an explanation."
- George W. Bush, Washington Post, 11-19-02
These sick fucks say they represent the majority of Americans. I say they are dead wrong. Please visit the sites under the Activate heading on the right and help us take our country back.