Thursday, October 06, 2005

Another drop

Drinking lots of water!

Stupid people (not ignorant; beside being polysyllabic that’s still an individual choice) who blindly follow this administration only perpetuate its evils.

The corruption that has been exposed in Washington lately is only the tip of the iceberg. Miers, Bush’s dedicated Supreme Court nominee crony, has so little information available that a photo was posted showing her notifying Bush of the Al Qaeda threat on August 6, 2001. Oops.

Those who continue to defend Bush must be dedicated Fox fans. The GAO recently decided that White House payments to newsmen pushing WH policies were illegal; this despite White House counsel previously defending the use of our funds to manipulate our minds. Hmmm, isn’t Miers White House counsel?

International law prevents the invasion of a sovereign country. Saddam or not, Bushco knew they’d better manipulate intelligence to support their illegal decision. What has been done in Iraq is another Holocaust. Europe estimates there have been over 100,000 civilian deaths. There have been unprecedented deaths of journalists, many by U.S. troups. It’s become obvious to those who do not depend on U.S. news sources (try the UK) that the hands of our country are dripping blood.

Since when are the lives of Iraqi citizens less deserving of consideration than U.S. citizens? What would you do if your country were invaded? We have allowed Bushco to make us a nation of murderers; both of Iraqi civilians and our own youth.

For those self-satisfied persons with pure funds of knowledge about our president, a little peek into another world might be an earthshaking experience.

Text of the Pentagon Torture Memo from WSJ

Could Bush administration officials be prosecuted for 'war crimes' as a result of new measures used in the war on terror? The White House's top lawyer thought so.

Abu Ghraib Detainees' Statements Describe Sexual Humiliation And Savage Beatings.

I have nothing but disgust for this sociopath and his administration and for those who support his murderous ways. If you think you have anything to say about how your government operates anymore, file that notion under Urban Legends. "This government of the people, by the people, for the people has become the Bush / Republican government of the special interests, by the special interests, for the special interests."


Wednesday, October 05, 2005


Tom DeLay - A "Good Person with a Different Ideology"

Also an originator of the K Street Project and malevolent persecution of Democrafts. DeLay, Norquist and Santorum started K Street to ensure that lobbyists, law firms and trade should only employ Republicans. Unethical or not, it resulted in a massive redirection of campaign money to the Republican Party.

Want to talk about cronyism? Regular Tuesday meetings were held by Rick Santorum and Republican lobbyists to discuss jobs open on K Street. Santorum then made sure loyal Republicans filled the slots, perhaps by a top White House aide or another loyal lobbyist.

This strategy worked vice-versa also; note Susan Ralston, Special Assistant to the President & Assistant to the Senior Advisor, Karl Rove, formerly Jack Abramoff’s executive assistant; Michael Scanlon former communications director for DeLay then an associate of Abramoff in ripping off Indian tribes; David Safavian, Chief Procurement Officer at the OMB arrested for obstruction of the investigation into Jack Abramoff’s business dealings with the Bush administration and Republican members of Congress...and on...and on...

Note how often you will see the name Abramoff associated with Delay in spite of Delay’s attempts to distance himself since Abramoff was indicted.

Beginning in 1995, Delay met with the 400 largest PACs and told, "if you want to play in our revolution, you have to live by our rules." In 1996, former RNC chairman Haley Barbour, tried the same velvet arm tactic which deteriorated into a shouting match. It takes practice to effectively strong-arm.

Republicans have been so effective at the "game," that in 10 years they have easily outstripped the Democratic corruption that was 40 years in the making. Unfortunately, under these Republicans, the security and infrastructure of the United States are being destroyed.

Delay’s history includes lying under oath, threatening the press, using campaign contributions to punish defectors, improperly influencing a congressional vote, being admonished for the appearance of corruption, diverting FAA resources from their appointed job to track Democrats in Texas, and the latest money laundering. Delay’s response to every charge is the same as that shown this past week. Truth is never an element of his multiple defenses, as in accusing the Texas prosecutor who brought charges of being bipartisan.

It’s easy to see why major failures have and will take place under this administration. Their business has not been your business; and now begins the harvest.



These are continuations of the back and forths from August 2005.

September 2005


I’ve heard it’s not cool to get good grades in school anymore, but this is the first time I’ve seen an adult try to slam someone for having a decent vocabulary. The three-monkey attack mode of KR is becoming boring.

I quote, "People with money have it for a reason." That’s true. Halliburton has it because of cronyism and awards without bids; Enron had it by stealing from little old ladies, GWB has it despite running companies into the ground because Daddy’s friends the Saudis always saved his potentially bankrupt butt. It is the height of naivete to believe that only ambitious people have money. KR should try reading a book now and then; I suggest "Nickled and Dimed: On (Not) Making it in America." It’s in the Gooding Library.

KR claims she is no economist but that doesn’t stop her from making pronouncements in the area. Can she even add? KR states the left wants to give to the poor without accountability, whereas the right likes to help people help themselves. That must be why all programs designed to help people without resources to better themselves have been cut by the GOP. Don’t these poor people believe in Bush’s "pie in the sky?" Well, that’s about what they’ve received in the southern disaster sites for the first five days. It wasn’t enough to keep all of them alive, though.

If she is so concerned about giving money without accountability, why doesn’t she apply the same rule to company welfare or the reconstruction money that has disappeared in Iraq "rebuilding?" I quote Albert Einstein: "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." KR doesn’t.

While I am thrilled that Ms. KR has medical insurance, the number of Americans unable to afford the ever-rising premiums continues to increase. I do hope her benefits include counseling for the time when Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Rove, et al, are charged with war crimes and treason.

Whoever educated KR about her responsibility to take care of herself and her family shouldn’t have stopped there. Manners and empathy would have been positive additions. The next time she submits a letter to the editor, it would be nice if she discussed the specific issue(s) raised instead of calling names. But then, I can’t imagine her actually listening to anybody else.

Gooding, ID

War crimes against Bush? Get real

A couple of friends of mine asked me why I bother to even respond to the far-left nutty propaganda which inundates The Times-News letters section. I mainly do it because some of the people who respond are so eminently tweakable and it's amusing to see the almost palpable hate that is hurled at me via their letters. One can imagine the spittle spilling from the corners of their mouths as they pound on their computer keyboards.

I, perversely, find that highly entertaining. I also love the whining. The hard left is just so darn good at it. I actually feel sort of sorry for my normal and moderate Democrat friends having to watch their party being hijacked by high decibel histrionics.

And now it appears, to my delight, that I have become the nemesis of AN (Sept. 13). Now I'm a New nemesis. Ms. AN's letter is the same rehashed diatribes filled with quotes and half-truths which seem to be the mainstay of this fringe group. ( has done one heck of a job at brainwashing.)

Of course, her letter was very personal against me and that means hysteria and, in turn, lack of credibility. But of all the outrageous statements she made, the most glaring was her statement that the president, vice-president and several cabinet members will be charged with war crimes and treason. At that point, I almost felt sorry for Ms. AN but that empathy only kicked in after I picked myself up off the floor after collapsing from paroxysms of laughter.

A clarification, Ms. AN. You had a point about my boorish references to thesauruses. I was crudely referring to someone misusing polysyllabic words making (her) prose unwieldy. It was petty of me, but when in Rome ...And then Ms. AN wants me to discuss issues with her? I'm supposed to seriously discuss the issues with someone who actually believes that the arrest of the president of the United States in imminent? Now how nutty is that?


More Spittin' in the Snake

Story published at on Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Results of a recent 50-state survey reminded me of the Daily Mirror headline on 4 Nov. 2004; "How Can 59,054,087 People be so DUMB?"

Survey USA’s overall rating of Bush’s approval/disapproval showed his best results in Idaho with a 59% approval rating and a 36% disapproval rating. Automatically I think, "How can 59% of Idahoans be so DUMB?"

One can actually believe that there weren’t 59,054,087 people who voted for Bush. Dr. Dennis Loo of the University of Cal Poly Pomona reports widespread alterations in several states during 2004. George would tell you that those voting machines without paper trails must have come straight from heaven.

In Florida in 2004, Bush received more than 100% of the registered Republican votes in 47 of 67 counties, over 200% in 15 counties, and over 300% in 4 counties. Oddly enough, registered Dems who crossed over to Bush did not increase from 2000, and Independents dropped support by 15% since 2000.

Exit polls which have historically been the best monitor of election fraud were suddenly "without merit" as of November 2004. Statistician Dr. Steve Freeman reports that having exit polls unmatched by results only in precincts with no paper trails creates a 250 million to one chance that the exit polls were wrong. Another oddity; where results did not match exit polls, the results ALWAYS favored Bush.

In the last 5 years, the average American has seen the death of his right to vote, the death of honesty, the death of opportunity, the death of personal freedom, and a return to essential bondage with the Bankruptcy Act. Your elected Idaho senators and representatives in D.C. have all conspired to support this travesty of an administration. They voted for a Bankruptcy Act based on lies despite the fact that Idaho will be the tenth negatively impacted state. They voted to diminish the power of the Ethics Committee to protect Tom DeLay.

George Bush is a vengeful sociopath. How any ethical person can support the policies of this administration is beyond comprehension. How is it that so many who profess to be godfearing people are willing to go along with consistent patterns of malfeasance and destruction of the American dream.

Will you be willing to answer for this when you go to your perceived reward? George and his cabinet won’t be there for you.


Liberal viewpoints don't belong in T-N

Several letters to the editor have appeared in recent weeks in condemnation of The Times-News policy of printing editorials and comments representing the liberal point of view.

One letter described our community as one of the most conservative communities in the country. Speaking for everyone here, we want it just the way it's always been. We don't need or want change. We are happy in our own little, tiny world of ideas, and certainly don't need yours. How dare you intrude upon our lifestyle. We have rights to feel and speak openly.

Don't you see all the yellow ribbons, everywhere? That is support for our beloved president and his desire to do so well for our freedom. Without Bush's policies in Iraq and New Orleans, we might be at a loss for our freedom.

Look at our budget. The liberals want you to believe Bush has ruined the budget, but he represents our way of life so that is not possible. Most of us are doing OK making a living and paying the bills. If by chance you're not perhaps you shouldn't be in this country. We're all doing fine and taking care of ourselves. We'll work with anybody not needing any help. So when you ask about my current economy, it's just fine.

It is my intent to have Roe v. Wade overturned. If anybody wants an abortion, they'll have to have butchers do it illegally in back alley ways. That'll teach them. Focus energy on adoptions? I can't, because I'm expending all the energy I have to make abortions illegal.

We support our Constitution, but don't go spreading any ideas that don't represent my ideas.

Twin Falls