Thursday, September 28, 2006

The Death of Constitutional Democracy in the US

The United States, as we've known it, exists no longer.

We are now essentially a dictatorship, where the president can detain anyone--even a US citizen-- without even habeas corpus rights, by declaring them an "enemy combatant".

And TORTURE has been sanctified by the state.

What a DISGRACE for everyone in a leadership position in this country, though clearly the Bush administration and the GOP deserve the lion's share of the blame. These people are beyond redemption, they are just soulless husks of human beings. To think that they consider themselves good Christians makes me sick.

What a sad sad state to which we have come.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Hard to Disagree with Him...

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez stole the show at the second day of the U.N. General Assembly's General Debate Wednesday, not for equating the United States with imperialism and hegemony, but for calling U.S. President George W. Bush the "devil."

Chavez received some positive applause for his Bush bashing, too.

Taking the podium he immediately held up a copy of Noam Chomsky's "Hegemony or Survival: The Imperialist Strategy of the United States," recommending it as an "excellent" book.

He said, "The hegemonistic pretensions of the American empire are placing at risk the very survival of the human species."

The threat "is like a sword hanging over our head," Chavez said.

"The first people who should read this book are our own brothers and sisters in the United States, because the threat is in their own house," the president said. "Yesterday the devil came here."

Chavez pointed to the podium and added, "It smells of sulfur, still, today," and made the sign of the cross.

"The devil came here as if he owned the world, truly as owner of the world. I think you should call a psychiatrist to analyze yesterday's statement," Chavez said. "As the spokesman of imperialism he came to share his nostrums to try to preserve the current pattern of exploitation, domination and pillage of peoples of the world."

He told delegates an examination of the U.S. president's 20-minute statement Tuesday revealed a recipe for ruling the world.

Chavez said you could make the scenario into an Alfred Hitchcock movie.

"I will even propose a title, 'The Devil's Recipe,'" he said.

Everyone seemed to agree it was not the usual polite diplomatic debate.

Media Seems Determined to Prop Up the WPE

Eric Boehlert explains.

The more interesting question, though, is WHY????????

Because of 9/11?

Friday, September 15, 2006

Stupid Colin Powell

Monday, September 11, 2006

Same Old, Same Fucking Old

We've been hearing this shit for too long now:
WASHINGTON - Five years after the worst attack on U.S. soil, President Bush said Monday night the war against terrorism is "the calling of our generation" and urged Americans to put aside differences and fight to victory.

"America did not ask for this war, and every American wishes it were over," Bush said in a prime-time address from the Oval Office. "The war is not over — and it will not be over until either we or the extremists emerge victorious."

Bush also staunchly defended the war in Iraq though he acknowledged that Saddam Hussein was not responsible for the 9/11 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

His address came at the end of a day in which he visited New York, Pennsylvania and the Pentagon to honor victims of the attacks that rocked his presidency and thrust the United States into a costly and unfinished war against terror.

"We are now in the early hours of this struggle between tyranny and freedom," the president said.

As for Iraq, he said Saddam's regime, while lacking weapons of mass destruction, was a threat that posed "a risk the world could not afford to take." At least 2,670 U.S. servicemen and women have died in Iraq, which Bush calls the central front in the war on terror.

"Whatever mistakes have been made in Iraq, the worst mistake would be to think that if we pulled out, the terrorists would leave us alone," the president said. "They will not leave us alone. They will follow us."

Completely nauseating. They will NEVER give up this bullshit.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Absolutely Undeniable Evil by the Bush Administration--Part 2

Absolutely Undeniable Evil by the Bush Administration--

The cover-up of toxic dust at Ground Zero.

One of the more toxic elements in the dust was ASBESTOS.

The same asbestos that were the reason the WTC was slated for a multi-billion dollar asbestos cleaning project.

I just have to wonder, by covering up how toxic the dust was, were they covering up the simple reminder of the asbestos?

Or was there something else in the dust they didn't want people to know about?

Like what may have been used to bring down the towers?

Or did they just simply not care if people suffered?

Or all of the above?