time running out

I would expect that now, before the fall elections, you’ll see Repugs falling all over themselves saying things like, “we don’t know him,… we never even liked him.”

Bush’s Approval Rating Falls to New Low – Yahoo! News:

“WASHINGTON – More and more people, particularly Republicans, disapprove of President Bush’s performance, question his character and no longer consider him a strong leader against terrorism, according to an AP-Ipsos poll documenting one of the bleakest points of his presidency.”

(Via Yahoo News.)

I would expect that now, before the fall elections, you’ll see Repugs falling all over themselves saying things like, “we don’t know him,… we never even liked him.” I would hope that people remember that it was the Repug congress that passed everything bush wanted (he still hasn’t vetoed anything) and that it was the Repug congress that allowed the credit corporations to write the bankruptcy bill. That it is the Repugs who are putting the constitution in danger and are, even as this is being typed, looking for ways to make spying on Americans without court approval, legal!!!

But that’s the Repugs. Many Dems have worried me as well. Some have been outright heroic though. As much as I’ve been dissapointed by the lack of back bone shown by the Dems, I cannot see myself voting for any Repug. No matter how liberal they appear, they all just fell in line rather than challenge this corrupt administrtion.

good night, and good luck

I’d say this is a must see movie for anyone who does not understand why so many of us are upset by the present administration’s policies and tactics.

I saw the above named movie today. Very nice, and really well done. I was a little surprised because it is not so much about Edward R. Murrow as it is about a time period that seems to parallel our present situation as seen through the eyes of those who lived through it. It’s uplifting, in that despite the many pressures to “just go along,” Murrow and his colleagues make some really tough decisions.

The movie is shot in black and white, and the lighting is superb and dramatic. If you’ve ever wondered why so many of today’s photographers love b/w… this movie will show you why.

I’d say this is a must see movie for anyone who does not understand why so many of us are upset by the present administration’s policies and tactics.

In addition to the well told story, the music is fantastic. Go see it if you get a chance.

they get worse each day

Within weeks of the news being revealed that peaceful protesters are targets of FBI surveillance, and bush pretty much saying, “Warrants? I don’t need no stinkin’ warrants,” we get this news from the clown in chief’s minion (Alberto Gonzales – son of Yoo) that they want to see what Americans search for on the internet.

The bush crime administration is so arrogant, it is almost beyond belief.

Within weeks of the news being revealed that peaceful protesters are targets of FBI surveillance, and bush pretty much declaring, “Warrants? I don’t need no stinkin’ warrants,” we get this news from the clown in chief‘s minion, Alberto Gonzales (son of Yoo), that they want to see what Americans search for on the internet.

“Google is rebuffing the Bush administration’s demand for a peek at what millions of people have been looking up on the internet’s leading search engine — a request that underscores the potential for online databases to become tools for government surveillance.

Google has refused to comply with a White House subpoena first issued last summer, prompting U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales this week to ask a federal judge in San Jose, California for an order to hand over the requested records.

The government wants a list of all requests entered into Google’s search engine during an unspecified single week — a breakdown that could conceivably span tens of millions of queries. In addition, it seeks 1 million randomly selected web addresses from various Google databases.”

(Via Wired News.)

This ought to make a number of right-wing bush defenders who used the “If you haven’t done anything wrong, what’s the problem?”, a little uncomfortable. Who knows what they’ve been searching for in the privacy of their homes using Google? Oh, and by the way, if they used AOL, or Yahoo, or MSN search engines,… forget it. Those companies just rolled over and gave Gonzales what he wanted.

Addendum:
Why isn’t this page one news?

yoo again!

Ya know what’s interesting about these believers in the imperial presidency? They only seem to believe in it, when a Republican is president.

I’ve been offline for a while, so it was interesting to see that John Yoo has inserted himself into the news again. I wasn’t aware of it until I read Knock-Knock and Bottle of Blog.

Way back in 2004, I wrote a little ditty about Yoo myself, on this blog. So apparently, his viewpoint of “president as king” has not changed.

Ya know what’s interesting about these believers in the imperial presidency? They only seem to believe in it, when a Republican is president.

which americans?

So, other than the arrogant attitude that as “king” he doesn’t need a warrant, why would he do that?

So, bush admits to spying illegally, without search warrants on American citizens. Why, I wonder, would he do that? I mean, why would he do it illegally, when the FISA court is so lenient in giving out warrants. The court has only denied 5 (five !!!) warrants out of 20,000. So, other than the arrogant attitude that as “king” he doesn’t need a warrant, why would he do that? Probably because he knows that the warrants would be denied.

What could possibly be so over the top, that he wouldn’t want to make it public? How about spying on his political opponents. While people argue about whether he is extending the power of the presidency, he is merely trying to maintain his power by spying on Democrats or anyone else that could threaten his power.

I mean, I’m just sayin’… think about it.

he has broken the law

Simple, no? It is not to protect the people of the United States as bush is so fond of spouting, it is to protect the Constitution. The US’s ultimate law and consequently the ultimate protector of our way of life.

Okay,… I’ve posted this before, but here it is again:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” – oath of office

Simple, no? It is not to protect the people of the United States as bush is so fond of spouting, it is to protect the Constitution. The US’s ultimate law and consequently the ultimate protector of our way of life.

We know that this administration has spied on its own citizens bypassing court approval, spied on and collected information on legitimate political organizations, has fought for the ability to torture (see the 8th amendment), has established “sneak and peak” powers with the Patriot Act (see the 4th amendment) and taken every opportunity to destroy the United States Constitution (peruse the amendments and see how many other violations you can find), screeching “terrorism” as the excuse.

Why has this fraud and the rest of his flying monkeys not been impeached? Even if people know the impeachment process will fail, he needs to, at a very minimum, be brought up on charges of violating his oath of office.

bush and company is destroying the country. He must be removed from office (not that he ever belonged there). Here’s what the constitution says:

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors. – US Constitution

He has broken the law. I’m not saying execute him. I don’t think revenge works to anyone’s betterment. I’m saying remove him from the oval office… now… before he does more damage.

rampant insanity

“Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the symbols and traditions of Christmas should be protected. (Introduced in House)”

Will no one ask, “Protected from what“?

For Christ’s sake:

“Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the symbols and traditions of Christmas should be protected. (Introduced in House)

(Link via The Republic of T..)

Will no one ask, “Protected from what”?

On the History Channel site, there’s a history of Christmas essay that is very enlightening.

Each year, during the month of December, millions of homes across America are decorated with Christmas trees and fairy lights.

But how much do you really know about this festive holiday?