Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Amazing!!!!!! These Burgetts gave $148,118 for the political cycles of 2002 and 2004 to mostly Republicans. Do you think that maybe their political donations have something to do with the amount of work Kokosing does for the state of Ohio?
If you enter the name of Thomas Noe, rare coin dealer, at Open Secrets, you can discover that he contributed $37,050 to mostly Republican Party members for the 2002 and 2004 election cycles. Obviously, it is easy to conclude that Ohio has a "pay to play" method in doing business with the Ohio GOP.
Monday, June 27, 2005
Duane "The Dog" Chapman, a well-known bounty hunter, is appearing on CNBC's The Big Idea With Donny Deutsch. Mr. Dog says he knows how to get Osama Bin Laden. I hope someone is listening because if this guy has an idea, we should try it. Also on the panel with Mr. Dog is Monica Crowley, Big Ed Schultz, and Lionel. Ed Schultz speaks the truth when he says that we've lost our focus in Afghanistan. How does this Monica say she has secret intelligence that other people don't? Do the Right Wingers get their daily talking points from Karl Rove? Since the Toledo Blade has done such a terrific job investigating the BWC, the Ohio GOP, and Taft, perhaps we should have them start inquiring about the administration and the reason we went into Iraq.
Sunday, June 26, 2005
Are these men dealing with reality? Senator Chuck Hagel said that the White House was "completely disconnected with reality." I would tend to agree with Senator Hagel. As a veteran of the Viet Nam war, Senator Hagel knows what he is talking about when he criticizes the handling of the war in Iraq. http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/provider/providerarticle.asp?feed=FT&Date=20050626&ID=4918857
The American public is getting tired of the lies. We support our troops, but we don't support the decisions of this administration.
Friday, June 24, 2005
More to the point, Karl when you say, "Conservatives saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and prepared for war," what exactly did you do to prepare for your war? Did your preparations include: sound intelligence to warrant your actions; a reasonable entry and exit strategy coupled with a coherent plan to carry out that strategy; the proper training and equipment for the troops you were sending in to fight your war? Did you follow the advice of experts such as General Shinseki who correctly advised you about the troop levels needed to actually succeed in Iraq? No, you didn't.
It has always been America's policy that you only place soldiers' lives in harm's way when it is absolutely necessary and the absolute last resort. When you send troops into combat you support those troops by providing them with proper equipment and training. Why didn't you do that with the troops that you sent into Iraq? Why weren't their vehicles armored? Why didn't they have protective vests? Why weren't they properly trained about the rules of interrogation? And Karl, when our troops come home - be it tragically in body bags or with missing limbs - you should honor and acknowledge their service to their country. You shouldn't hide them by bringing them home in the dark of night. Most importantly, you should take care of them for the long haul by giving them substantial veteran's benefits and care. To me, that is being patriotic. To me, that is how you support our troops. To me, that is how you show that you know the value of a human life given for its country.
For the record Karl, does Iraq have any connection to the 9/11 attacks? Because, you and your friends with your collective "understanding of 9/11" seem to be contradicting yourselves about the Iraq-9/11 connection, too. First, we were told that we went to war with Iraq because it was linked to the 9/11 attacks. Then, your rationale was changed to "Iraq has WMD". Then you told us that we needed to invade Iraq because Saddam was a "bad man". And now it turns out that we are in Iraq to bring them "democracy."
(The original post was at The Huffington Report http://www.huffingtonpost.com/theblog/archive/kristen-breitweiser/karl-roves-understandin_3103.html )
Thursday, June 23, 2005
Is this really what the President of the United States feels about 50,000,000 Americans who identify themselves as liberals? This evening, it was reported on NBC Nightly News that Karl Rove will NOT apologize for his remarks. How dare Karl Rove speak of others in this manner! How many liberals died fighting in WWI, WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, and Iraq? There is no special disqualification for someone to join the military if they are liberal. Mr. Rove would not know that because he did not serve. Who does he think he is? How dare he insinuate that liberal Americans do not love this country?
The liberals of this country fought battles in foreign countries and the civil rights battles here in our own country. Liberals helped desegregate schools and public transportation. Liberals have worked and died to make all of our citizens equal under the law. Liberals are the ones who are the most generous with their time and money. Liberals have bigger hearts. Obviously, Karl Rove isn't a liberal.
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
2. Ohio's Governor Bob Taft is in hot water again. Apparently, he did not report some of his golf outings that were paid for by others. Another ethics investigation will be launched. Hello, Ohioans, wake up!!!!! How many more scandals will there be before someone discusses his removal from office?
3. More of our military troops died in Iraq. http://icasualties.org/oif/ At a rate of approximately 2 deaths per day, how many more of our sons and daughters will die for Bush's war? Do you know that no one in the Bush clan is serving in the military? Wouldn't you think that one of his daughters, nephews, nieces, or cousins would want to be a role model for George W and join the military?
4. T. Boone Pickens, famous oilman, has predicted that by this time next year gas prices will be $3/gal. What are YOU doing about it? Are you driving a more fuel efficient car? If you are driving an SUV, do not complain to me!
5. Bill Frist did a flip flop yesterday after a meeting at the White House. First Frist said that there would not be another Bolton vote. However, after meeting with the president, Frist said he would keep trying for a vote. Flippity floppity Frist!!!!
6. Bill O'Reilly is a clown. I personally do not watch or listen to his program, but I listen to Stephanie Miller (Jones Radio Network) and she watches right wing world so I don't need to watch. Bill O'Reilly pontificates about family values but he had phone sex with one of his employees. O'Reilly must have been the schoolyard bully because he still acts that way.
7. Congresswoman Pryce (R-15th-OH), also took some money from coinbroker, Noe. There are some great candidates going up against Pryce for the next election. http://www.loseyforcongress.com/ Great! She is nothing but a puppet for Bush and Rove.
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Recently, Porter Goss said in an interview that he knew where Osama was located, BUT the location is within a sovereign nation, and we cannot invade a sovereign nation. Bush did invade Iraq and they were a sovereign nation. This administration just makes up stuff as they go along to fit their needs. What is the truth and when will we know it?
I don't shop at the Michael's Craft Stores because they are owned by the Wyly Brothers. Who are the Wyly Brothers???? According to the FEC, they gave more than $1.3 million dollars to political campaigns like the GOP, Swift Boat Vets for Truth(?), and Republicans for Clean Air. What do those 3 groups have in common? LIES! LIES! LIES!
Monday, June 20, 2005
There is an organization called Gold Star Families for Peace. These people have lost family members in the war in Iraq. http://www.gsfp.org/ Their goal is to end our occupation of Iraq because they say that the war in Iraq was based on lies.
There was a great story in a local paper concerning the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation scandal.
http://www.theotherpaper.com/ As you may have heard, the dimwits in Gov. Taft's administration gave money to a GOP coin dealer and some firm in Pittsburgh for investment purposes. Unfortunately, both enterprises lost HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS that was to be used to take care of Ohio's sick and injured workers. Obviously, the idiots in Taft's administration did not take classes in ethics in business. http://www.theotherpaper.com/cover.html
Saturday, June 18, 2005
Friday, June 17, 2005
Thursday, June 16, 2005
Representative Ney has said that all of these questions are political in nature and funded by "shadow" groups associated with the Democratic Party. Tsk! Tsk! Tsk! Obviously, Mr. Ney does not want to answer to the citizens of his district. He must be feeling the heat that all of these investigations are bringing to his business dealings.
Has anyone noticed the corruption surrounding so many GOP elected officials?????? Here is a short list of GOPers in the hot seat: Bob Ney, Tom DeLay, Bob Taft, Ken Blackwell, Melissa Hart, Conrad Burns, and others too numerous to mention. However, if you are interested in getting the rest of the names, just do a search at http://www.google.com with terms like GOP+corruption. You'd be amazed! Is this country better off with a GOP majority in the White House, the U.S. Senate, and the U.S. House of Representatives? I don't think that the American people will continue to put up with this activity that only lines the pockets of individual GOPers.
In case you are curious, this blog is not a "shadow" group of the Democratic Party. This blog is written by a concerned, college-educated, human being from Ohio.
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
http://www.thehill.com/thehill/export/TheHill/News/UndertheDome/061405.html When there is a Democratic majority in the House and Senate, we will remember the generous hospitality of the GOP.
As of this date, 1708 Americans have died in Iraq since the beginning of Bush's War. Since June 1st, 41 Americans have been killed. http://icasualties.org/oif/ Not only is recruitment down in the U.S., but the UK and Scotland are not meeting their recruitment goals. We need to support our troops by ending this war in Iraq and bring our troops home.
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Recently, I was looking at the lyrics of I Ain't Marching Anymore, a song by Phil Ochs. Part of the lyrics that really stick are the following: " It's always the old to lead us to the war, It's always the young to fall." In the case of this war in Iraq, it is more like those who have never been to war are the ones who want the war. Bush, Cheney, and Wolfowitz wanted this war with Iraq, and none of them knows the full cost of war. They never served in active duty but they were happy to send other people's sons and daughters to a war that they created. Their lies have cost our country thousands of dead and wounded Americans, emotional trauma to families here and in Iraq, and damage to the reputation of this country and its ideals. The sad thing is that it all just keeps going----the war, the deaths, the wounded/maimed, the emotional damage, the financial costs, and the lies. How much longer will Americans allow the war to continue?
Monday, June 13, 2005
Sunday, June 12, 2005
What is with that Congressman Sensenbrenner and his abrupt ending to the hearing on the Patriot Act? The GOP is drunk with power!
Friday, June 10, 2005
Thursday, June 09, 2005
Those of us who remember the military draft that existed up to the mid-1970's, know that deciding to start a draft for Bush's wars will create problems. The only thing we can do is pay close attention to these developments.
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Monday, June 06, 2005
Sunday, June 05, 2005
Saturday, June 04, 2005
Today, we are confronted with the Downing Street Memo in which George W. Bush and Tony Blair agree in 2002 to go to war and invade Iraq. The agreement was made one year before the actual invasion. As a result of this unnecessary war, over 1640 of our military have died and over 16,000 are wounded. This war, the lies, and the coverup are crimes that are worse than Watergate. When will the rest of the American people see it????? I think if we had a Democratic majority in the congress, impeachment hearing would be underway.
Friday, June 03, 2005
From the June 2 edition of The Rush Limbaugh Show:
LIMBAUGH: " The two to three big opportunities so far mentioned by Howard Dean -- pension portability and changes to election laws. ... So portability of pensions. What's the second one? Oh, yeah, Election Day a holiday. And well, you know -- I don't know why they need to do that. Most of their voters don't work anyway, so I don't know how that's going to help them that much. At least in a percentage basis." (http://mediamatters.org/items/200506030003)
With these continued irrational comments from Limbaugh, I have concluded that he is still a blockhead and an asshole.
Wednesday, June 01, 2005
Who will be the next "Deep Throat" in the USA? Bush and Blair lied about the reasons for the Iraq war. This administration continues to lie about the true cost of "social security reform," an economy that has not improved, a staggering unemployment rate, and the real deaths and injuries that our service members have suffered in Iraq. We can only hope that some brave soul will step forward to tell the truth about the Bush White House.