Friday, November 10, 2006

Hallucinations and obsession

Bush, dedicating the Marine Corps museum, said:

"Years from now when America looks out on a democratic Middle East, growing in freedom and prosperity, Americans will speak of the battles like Fallujah with the same awe and reverence that we now give to Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima" in World War II."

The scream was mine.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Idaho votes based on strong GOP economy!

Strong GOP economy? Robert Freeman buried that GOP claim in ink, paraphrased below:

Millions of people have dropped out of the workforce; heckuva no good jobs, but thanks for the low unemployment rate. Meanwhile, three million high-paying manufacturing jobs went to China, and most new American jobs were low-paying service positions.

The Dow may be over 12,000, but it only indexes 30 stocks. NASDAQ, which tracks a broader collection, is 55% below its high.

Gross domestic product has gone from 5.6% to 1.6% in the last three quarters. Hello recession.

The trade deficit is over $800 billion a year, double the last year of the Clinton administration. Bush has added $3 trillion to the national debt, and so the US has to borrow almost $3 billion a day to keep functioning, mostly from foreigners. When he leaves office, Bush’s administration will have created more debt than all previous presidents combined! Finally, he gets to be #1 in SOMETHING.

Of Bush’s $1.6 trillion in tax cuts, 70% went to the top 20% of earners; the bottom 40% got a heckuva 5%.

The economy has stayed afloat this far due to the complete fiscal irresponsibility of this administration. Combine $11 trillion in home mortgage debt with home prices just taking their biggest plunge in 35 years, and guess what’s at the end of the road? The open arms of the Bush Bankruptcy Act.

The savings rate has fallen below zero and income inequality is the greatest since just before the Great Depression.

And a direct quote from Mr. Freeman:

“Any moron borrowing almost $18 trillion in five years can fake the illusion of prosperity. But even at that, Bush can still barely even muster the illusion. The facade is popping rivets like the Titanic just before it went down.”

Aimee New

Saturday, November 04, 2006

I'm confused...

Why are we legislating against unions between consenting homosexual adults? Seems to me there is far more harm done to society by hidden Republican homosexuals whose unresolved issues morph into hate for their ilk. We should be legislating against allowing unadmitted homosexuals to become Republicans; (Rove? Mehlman? Craig? [sorry, but I even wonder about our "leader," with his macho swagger], etc., etc.). Seems likely they've caused one heck of a lot more trouble for us. And yes, I am being facetious, but it's Saturday and I have to work. Oh yes, and Haggard -- who incidentally is looking much more haggard as time passes. Must be exhausting making up those intricate, believable excuses. "I bought it but I threw it away." "I only got a massage."

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

US tied with Botswana, Croatia and Tonga, yet Idahoans continue to decry the "liberal" media.

Since 2002, Reporters Without Borders has rated freedom of the press in 168 nations. That year, the U.S. ranked 17th. The 2006 index shows the U.S. to be in 53rd place, shared with Botswana, Croatia and Tonga.

In a February 2006 article, Timothy Karr wrote, “The tab for the fleecing and flogging of Americans comes to at least $1.6 billion. That's the amount seven Bush administration agencies spent from 2003 through mid-2005 on hundreds of contracts with advertising agencies, PR firms, and individuals, according to a Government Accountability Office report released yesterday.”

Those who continue to play the “Liberal Media” record can’t look much further than Fox News, because if they were interested in the truth there are still places it can be found. But by 2008, the Government Accountability Office will probably be gone because its very name is an anathema (look it up) to this administration.

Sometimes I wonder how all of these talking heads can continue to spit out the lies and consciously avoid the truth that should be the goal of a trustworthy fourth estate. Then I remember the ownership.

Doubtless, Bushco would label Justice Hugo Black treasonous for his interpretation of the first amendment as regards press freedom.

"In the First Amendment, the Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essential role in our democracy. The press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of government and inform the people...paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell." Hugo Black, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

Sharon Metcalf