Friday, June 30, 2006


The Times News has a section on their on-line edition for comments. My mother always taught me to consider the source. SM

Tim wrote on June 30, 2006 6:18 AM:
"This gal needs to get off of, daily Kos, Michael Moore's website and all the other leftists websites and start thinking for herself. "

Sharon Metcalf wrote on June 30, 2006 7:30 AM:
"Then show me the proof I'm wrong. Facts, Tim, facts. Not spin."

Disgusted wrote on June 30, 2006 7:34 AM:
"Say Tim, How is the weather out there in LaLa Land these days."

To Sharon wrote on June 30, 2006 9:53 AM:
" I went to college. I can drum up fancy words to make myself look important if I want. But your letter is so typical of the liberal far left banter. You all say the same thing over and over. You can sit with a dictionary on your lap all night and it still doesn't change the facts. We are a nation that helps other nations in time of need. The butcher is now on trial and the people of Iraq are finding their way in a new world. There will always be sacrifice with change. Move to Cuba"

Calvin Draper wrote on June 30, 2006 9:57 AM:
"I'm glad you guys have Sharon down there. We have too many of here type moving to Kethcum everyday. She'd be a real peach. Say Sharon, have you changed your Califiornia plates yet? How about that Bill Chisholm campaign poster? Still on your lawn I suppose? Your a good argument for gay marriage. At least we know you can't breed."

Sharon wrote on June 30, 2006 10:39 AM:
"Have any one of you stated one single fact? You've learned well from your "leader," never address the issue. So, the butcher is now on trial, huh? And we help people in need? What are you going to do about the butcher who has caused many more deaths in Iraq than Saddam? Or isn't that your concern because he's the American president? As for going to college, that's no guarantee you know how to think. And Calvin, even without a photo, you're the poster child of ignorance."

James Glandon, Jr. wrote on June 30, 2006 10:49 AM:
"That's funny. I thought they taught the word "statistics" in college. It's funny how all the experts and even the Department of Defense is coming out and proving that all we are getting are lies from the far right. We don't help nations in times of need. If that was the case, why aren't we stopping genocide in Darfur? If we were out to "get the bad guys", why didn't we go after North Korea until they started waving their Taipoe Dong missile at us? The answer is because neither Darfur nor North Korea have the oil that Iraq does. It's a joke how many people still think Saddam Hussein was involved with 9/11. That was even disproven in the 9/11 Commission Report, which didn't help much beyond that. The truth will be out by November. The Supreme Court is working on that as we speak. Remember the loyalists? They were on the wrong side of the American Revolution. Oh and you might want to start noticing reality, like the national polls showing most of this country is fed up with the manure that is being desperately shoveled our way hoping America will "fall in line" once again. Get real."

NOTE: Thank you James!

Friday, June 23, 2006


Where are Rove’s Machiavellian plots? Or are these two laughable diversions actually designed to distract from more realistic diversions?

The Santorum and Hoekstra "revelation" of WMDs discovered in Iraq has been destroyed by the Department of Defense, yet they are still pushing this Bushwah. How’s this for their origin: In 1992 Ted Kopple reported that it was increasingly clear that George Bush Sr. had initiated and supported much of the financing, intelligence, and military help during the 1980's that built Iraq’s military power.

Seven arrested in plot to attack the Sears Tower! A senior federal law-enforcement source told the Chicago Tribune that there was no threat at all, that the seven men had "aspirations" but "no means" to attack the Sears Tower.

Otherwise, the Bushbots saw to stripping the addendum barring permanent bases in Iraq out of the $94.5 billion emergency spending bill.

Quiz: What is costing us $592 million? What will cover 104 acres? What will be surrounded by 15 foot thick walls? What will consist of 21 buildings, restaurants, shops, gym, swimming pool, beauty salon, movie theater, 619 apartments and be entirely self sufficient.

Answer: According to Nicholas von Hoffman in The Nation, it’s what the locals call "George W’s Palace," AKA American Embassy.

Are you ready yet to discard the little crumbs Bushco throws out concerning staged withdrawal?

Are you familiar with the word occupation?

Are you prepared to lose more loved ones to George’s pet project?

If Santorum and Hoekstra want to bring up "discoveries" to support the lies, then I feel compelled to bring up the Department of State list of 45 countries (made just before September 11, 2001) where there were active members of Al Qaeda. Why wasn’t Iraq on this list?

Sharon Metcalf

Monday, June 19, 2006


Ah, my mind is so eased now that George has gone to Iraq for 5 hours to find out what’s really going on in a tiny part of the 4 square mile Green Zone. You know, that’s where the new government lives and works and enjoys regular water and electricity and security, security, security. I wonder how easy it was to fit the 3,500 Bush guards in this zone?

Scott Johnson wrote in Newsweek: “One recent night at a saloon called The Bunker, a resident contractor asked, ‘So, what's going on out there in Iraq anyway?’ He hadn't left the Green Zone in six months. ‘It's like Plato's republic in here, all of these well-meaning, smart people who want to do the right thing,’ says one security contractor and Green Zone regular. ‘But they never leave here and they have no idea what's happening in the country they're supposed to be building. It's totally absurd.’ “

But gosh, if we hadn’t kept on we wouldn’t have gotten Zawqari. That's what this administration tells us. In truth, wasn’t this about the 20th time we “got Zawqari?” And this one won’t make any more difference than the last 20 did.

Try going outside of the Green Zone once in a while, even if it’s only on the net because you surely won’t see it on evening news. There are even pictures:

If you don’t know by now this this is the most corrupt administration and congress ever, then steering you to a little truth won’t make any difference. There is overwhelming proof that this government has lied to and cheated the American people over and over again while systematically destroying rights which we have taken for granted.

"There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again." —President George W. Bush.

Well, it’s no longer possible to count the times you’ve been fooled even if you use all of your fingers and toes.

Aimee New

Friday, June 16, 2006



The one remaining outlet that can carry the truth is in danger of manipulation by big business.

BUT REP. MIKE SIMPSON voted against net neutrality this week.

“As millions of us raised our voices to defend the free and open Internet2, Internet operators like AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast spent millions lobbying the House of Representatives to kill Net Neutrality. A majority of the House members caved—voting for a telecommunications law that would give these companies more control over what you see and do online.” ...Move On

Call or e-mail Senators Craig and Crapo and tell them you expect support for the Snowe-Dorgan Internet Freedom Preservation Act (S. 2917) before next week.

As the caissons go rolling along...The Supreme Court voted 5-4 in support of no-knock searches by ruling that “judges cannot throw out evidence collected by police who have search warrants but do not properly announce their arrival.” And we all know how diligent this administration is about getting proper “search warrants.”

Also this week, forget about accountability by phone companies who broke the law and released YOUR records because:

YOUR government sued the New Jersey Attorney General's office to prevent it from asking telephone companies if they gave YOUR records to the National Security Agency.

It’s the standard “grave harm to national security" excuse.

“Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon lose its freedom; and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose its ease and comfort too.” W. Somerset Maugham

Monday, June 12, 2006

Remember this?

Far more fitting today...

(The Legend of Billy Jack)
words and music by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter
Copyright © 1969 by ABC / Dunhill Music, Inc.

Listen children to a story that was written long ago
'bout a kingdom on a mountain and the valley folk below.
On the mountain was a treasure buried deep beneath a stone,
and the valley people swore they'd have it for their very own.

Go ahead and hate your neighbor, go ahead and cheat a friend.
Do it in the name of heaven, justify it in the end.
There won't be any trumpets blowin' come the judgment day
on the bloody morning after one tin soldier rides away.

So the people of the valley sent a message up the hill
asking for the buried treasure, tons of gold for which they'd kill.
Came an answer from the kingdom: "With our brothers we will share
all the secrets of our mountain, all the riches buried there."

Go ahead and hate your neighbor, go ahead and cheat a friend.
Do it in the name of heaven, justify it in the end.
There won't be any trumpets blowin' come the judgment day
on the bloody morning after one tin soldier rides away.

Now the valley cried with anger; mount your horses, draw your sword,
and they killed the mountain people, so they won their just reward.
Now they stood beside the treasure on the mountain, dark and red,
turned the stone and looked beneath it. "Peace on earth" was all it said.

Go ahead and hate your neighbor, go ahead and cheat a friend.
Do it in the name of heaven, justify it in the end.
There won't be any trumpets blowin' come the judgment day
on the bloody morning after one tin soldier rides away.