Saturday, January 31, 2004

Don't make me turn this car around... 

Yahoo! News - Dean Says Kerry Is in Pocket of Lobbyists
Dean, who for much of last year dominated the race for the right to challenge Bush on Nov. 2, launched a new attack on Kerry, calling him a typical Washington insider beholden to lobbyists and special interests.

"We are not going to beat George Bush by nominating someone who is the handmaiden of special interests, " Dean told hundreds of cheering supporters at a rally in Tucson.
This has got to stop. Now. Dean is starting to sound an awful lot like Ralph Nader. The Greenshirts contributed to the loss in 2000. I hope the Deanshirts will grasp the bigger picture before it's too late.



Iowa St 68, Kansas 61

I'm starting to think that ISU has a chance.


Friday, January 30, 2004

Carolina 17, NE 13 

Since New England's quarterback, Tom "Little Bush" Brady, is such a brownshirt, I'm cheering for the Carolina Panthers this Sunday.

Yes, I am that partisan.


Florida in 2000 was nothing compared to this... 

Yahoo! News - Md. Vote Machines Flawed, Consultant Says
Michael Wertheimer, who worked on a report presented Thursday to the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, said a team that simulated an election as a test found several ways vote totals could be changed. He said touch-screen machines could be disabled simply by repeatedly jamming a voter card into a terminal or lifting it up and pulling out wires.
These machines are subject to fraud and produce no paper trail. Diebold, the leading manufacturor of these machines, is run by a Bush Pioneer.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer printed this story in August of last year.
The head of a company vying to sell voting machines in Ohio told Republicans in a recent fund-raising letter that he is "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year."
I'm afraid of the implications of that statement.


Shorter Gov. Bush 

Yahoo! News - Bush Declines to Back Call for Intel Probe

Summery: "I already know the facts but I don't want anyone else to know the facts."


Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Go Away... 

Yahoo! News - Lieberman Pledges to Stay in Race
Despite a fifth-place showing in New Hampshire, Joe Lieberman said the state's Democratic presidential primary had given him a strong start to the next round of contests.

Lieberman called his finish a "three-way split" for third place with Wesley Clark and John Edwards, though they each had 12 percent of the vote to his 9 percent.

Lieberman told supporters he will keep fighting for "a Democratic Party that fights as hard to defend our nation's security as it does to advance the causes of social justice and equal rights."

He pledged to stay in the Democratic presidential race despite advice from advisers who were urging him to drop out.
Joe, nobody likes you. You don't have any friends. 5th place is not a tie for 3rd. 5th is 5th.

I saw Joe on TV last night talking about how he is the only real Democrat in the race and the only candidate that can beat George Bush. How will he be able to campaign for the eventual nominee after a statement like that? Leave and take Zell Miller with you.


Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Evil Geometry... 

Yahoo! News - Ashcroft: War Justified Even Without WMD
Even if weapons of mass destruction are never found in Iraq, the U.S.-led war was justified because it eliminated the threat that Saddam Hussein might again resort to "evil chemistry and evil biology," Attorney General John Ashcroft said Monday.
"Weapons of mass destruction including evil chemistry and evil biology are all matters of great concern, not only to the United States but also to the world community. They were the subject of U.N. resolutions," Ashcroft said.
Evil chemistry? Evil biology? All science is evil to a fundamentalist nutjob like Ashcroft.

Mr. Ashcroft, don't look here. The devil might get you.


Blind Into Baghdad... 

The Best-Laid Plans Go Oft Astray (

This is a great article about the arrogance and incompetence of the Bush administration. It seems that plans for post-war Iraq were made well in advance but were ignored by the Bush Regime. Read and prepare to be pissed.


Excellent Analogy... 

My LC brother at provides Gotham City 13this analysis.
George W. Bush sees the world as a larger version of Texas.

Specifically, on the issue of foreign policy, he treats nations like he treated death-row inmates.

First, you're accused and convicted of crimes based on minimal intelligence.
Instead of giving the accused a fair trial, you rush them through the court and give them the death penalty.

The accused is then executed but there a few that say that the now executed criminal was not guilty of the crimes they were accused of. These dissenters are quickly marginalized and humiliated.
Then, after lengthy studies, the now-executed criminal is found to have not caused the crime that they were accused of.

The Governor/President then uses the fractured justification of: Well if they didn't commit that specific crime, they committed some sort of other crime at some point in their life so having them executed was still justified.

Finally, he relies on the blood-lust of paranoid Americans/Texans to get away with all of this scott-free.
He nailed the situation.


Monday, January 26, 2004

Tax Cut and Spend... 

Yahoo! News - Hill Budget Office Sees 10-Year Deficits
The government's budget outlook deteriorated further on Monday as the Congressional Budget Office projected nearly $2.4 trillion in deficits over the next decade, providing new fuel for an election-year battle over soaring federal shortfalls.

Along with the forecast, almost $1 trillion worse than estimated in August, Congress' nonpartisan fiscal watchdog said this year's deficit would hit $477 billion. That would be a record in dollar terms.
The budget office projected that for the decade ending in 2013, the red ink will total $2.38 trillion. That was $986 billion worse than it projected in August and $3.7 trillion deeper than it projected only a year ago.

As Bush took office in January 2001, the budget office projected surpluses totaling $5.6 trillion for the decade ending in 2011.
Worst President Ever.

Illegal War. Tax cuts for the rich. Dollar in free fall. Constitutional rights trampled. Outing of undercover agents. Overtime eliminated. Zero job growth. Right wing judicial appointments. Every Child Left Behind. Record deficits.

That's just a taste of what we get when the GOP controls all branches of government.

Where have you gone Bill Clinton? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you.