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Thursday, October 27, 2005

I think this says it all and way better than I could ever say it.

Ladies and Gentlemen: The Real George W. Bush
By Stephen Pizzo, News for RealPosted on October 27, 2005, Printed on October 27, 2005http://www.alternet.org/story/27385/

For three more years America is going to be led by not just a lame duck president, but a totally discredited president.In a poll taken yesterday, 90 percent of those asked said they believed top Bush administration officials are guilty of either illegal or unethical behavior in the CIA leak case.

So where does that leave an un-indicted George W. Bush? There really are only two explanations, and neither reflect well on him. First, he can claim his closest aides conspired behind his back while he was otherwise occupied. I call that the "Exxon Valdez Defense" -- the captain was not at the helm when a careless crewman ran the ship of state aground. Unfortunately for Captain Bush, that defense did not wash for the real captain of the ill-fated tanker. Because, you see, the captain is always responsible.

The other explanation is worse: that the President of the United States knew what was going on, maybe even participated in it.

Either way, Bush is finished as a force in American politics. How he ever got to become president in the first place -- not once, but twice -- will remain a subject social scientists will study and debate for decades to come. Because there was plenty of evidence that George W. Bush was a made man. He had accomplished nothing in his adult life on his own -- not one thing. (
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Of course, for those of us who have covered the Bush family for years, it's no mystery at all. The best way to think of George W. Bush is as a beard for others. At every step in his career, individuals of wealth or power groomed him, and then used him as their front man.


These benefactors had learned long ago that there was more money and more power to be had in the shadows than in the limelight. All they needed was the right person to front for them -- someone with a name, a smile, a confident swagger. Vision, dreams, hopes and ethics were not only unnecessary, but liabilities in a beard. All they needed was a person they could program, wind up and send out into the public spotlight and deliver for them.

That's George W. Bush. He fit the bill to a T. Texas oil men -- and companies with international agendas and voracious appetites for government contracts -- had found their perfect front man in GW: a kind of Forrest Gump from the Dark Side. A man ignorant and proud of it, and willing to take direction from those he considered friends.

They began by nurturing Bush's pathetic efforts to become a high-rolling Texas oil man. Though his companies failed, they made sure he never did. Then they were able to further his ascendancy by indulging his playful side, buying him his own baseball team -- a Texas baseball team. That raised Bush's public profile to just a notch below their ultimate goal: public office.

Fully groomed and programmed, they finally steered Bush towards the goal. And it worked, probably beyond their wildest expectations. As governor of Texas, their beard kept state regulators out of their hair on dollar and cents issues critical to the oil drilling and processing industries, like air quality. That alone would have been sufficient payoff for their years of cleaning up Bush's business messes.

Bagging the United States presidency was an unexpected super-bonus. Still, they knew it was a development ripe with as much danger as opportunity. After all, they knew the real George W. Bush. There was no way they could send that hayseed off to the Big Show unattended. Dick Cheney and Karl Rove were tasked with keeping their idiot prince both on message and on a short leash. God forbid he should ever make a speech, take a position, or make a decision on his own.
All went very well for the first four years. From day one, their boy delivered, delivered and delivered again. He was a gift that just kept giving:
$1.6 trillion in tax cuts, the bulk of which went to people like them;

Environmental laws watered down; expanded logging allowed in national forests

A push to open protected Alaska wilderness to oil and gas drilling;

Iraqi oil fields suddenly within reach;

Plenty of cheap labor flooding across our southern border.

And just as it looked as if he was on the way to fulfilling another assignment -- the elimination of the estate tax -- his beard fell off. It was the thing they had always feared most: the real George W. Bush went public. There it was, for the whole world to see: a chuckling, twitching dope of man standing in front of the American people, unleashed and unscripted. Worse yet, he was making his own decisions. He chose his friend and admirer, Harriet Miers, for the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

What went wrong? Where were his handlers? Busy. They dropped Bush's leash when handed subpoenas. Junior was unleashed and home alone.

It's a moment new to America -- a leader who needs to be led, and now unled. And the world is watching. It's as if the police had come and dragged Edgar Bergin offstage in the middle of a show, leaving Charlie McCarthy, wide-eyed, mouth agape and slumped alone on his stool.

So, what now?




Wednesday, October 26, 2005

RED STATERS: PROUD TO BE STUPID--Part 3

On the anniversary of the death of the 2000th soldier in Iraq, the Texan Nero (aka GW) now says we are fighting for democracy in Iraq. OK, I believe him now; I guess it was all about democracy all the time! I wonder whose democracy though, considering that four out of five Iraqis oppose the presence of US and British troops in their country?

The question should be asked, is Nero lying again? Or is this just another in a myriad of excuses for the Iraq war? Could it be the real reason for our presence in Iraq and the countless military bases built there is to secure the oil supply and help Israel control the Middle East? – Someone has figured it out, unfortunately it is “NOT” the American public especially the Red State fools. The ones who figured it out are the ones that are being OCCUPIED, the Iraqi public. Yes, Red State Fools, Nero and the GOP are proud of and counting on your stupidity! – Keep being stupid and keep voting Republican.

Bush wants to bring Democracy to Syria, Iran, etc. Truly, Democracy is a wonderful thing. But I say how about bringing it back home here to the good old USA!

Beachboy

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."

Joseph Goebbels, Reich Minister of Propaganda for the Nazi Party


WAITING FOR THE INDICTMENTS TO COME DOWN

Or

PERJURY AND OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE IS NOT A TECHNICALITY!!!!

If you were lucky enough to see MEET THE PRESS on Sunday you saw Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas already spouting the Rovian line to down play the imminent indictments of certain key members of the Bush Administration as nothing more than a technicality. Sure, you go into any court of law in the U.S. and committed PERJURY and see what it gets you, most likely more prison time. Perjury and obstruction of Justice out here in the real world isn’t the joke that it is in the LAND OF BUSH.

In the Religious Bible Banging Red State World they say “the truth will set you free, but in the world of BushCO lies are truth and the truth is something to be covered up or denied out right if it runs counter to the standard EVIL GOP AGENDA. You gotta love these MORAL VALUES spouting SOBS. Now lying to a grand Jury is nothing more than a technicality!!!! These are the same self-righteous jackasses that nailed Clintons ass to the wall for lying about getting blown. Those of us that see the Evil for what it is ie BUSHCO/GOP have been waiting for this for a long time. You can almost smell the fear that is emanating from the White House. Maybe if were lucky after the seedy and sordid details come out we will see proof what those of us in the other half of the nation already knew, that being, the Iraq War was founded and launched on Half Truths, Lies, and plain old fashioned BS.

When these indictments do come down ensnaring Rove and others we can only hope that this will put a stake into the heart of the Bush Administration and the GOP just in time for the ’06 elections. If that is the case we should all pray to God (not the one that Bush talks to about policy decisions…the other one) that we obtain a Democratic Majority and let the IMPEACHMENT proceedings begin.
JOE
This is from http://thinkprogress.org:

BREAKING: CBS To Report Fitzgerald Will Make His Decision Known Tomorrow From the CBS Evening News, to air at 6:30PM:

CBS’ JOHN ROBERTS: Lawyers familiar with the case think Wednesday is when special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald will make known his decision, and that there will be indictments. Supporters say Rove and the vice president’s chief of staff, Scooter Libby, are in legal jeopardy. But they insisted today the two are secondary players, that it was an unidentified Mr. X who actually gave the name of CIA agent V alerie Plame to reporters. Fitzgerald knows who Mr. X is, they say, and if he isn’t indicted, there’s no way Rove or Libby should be. But charges may not focus on the leak at all. Obstruction of justice or perjury are real possibilities. Did Rove or Libby change statements made under oath? Did they deliberately leave critical facts out of their testimony or did they honestly forget? Some Republicans urged Rove to step down if indicted. Not a happy prospect for president Bush.


Any guesses on the identity of Mr. X?

To read more follow the link

Thursday, October 20, 2005

FEMA Official Says: HORSEBOY BROWNIE IGNORED WARNINGS AND REPORTS THAT PEOPLE WERE WITHOUT FOOD AND DIEING IN NEW ORLEANS AFTER KATRINA.BROWNIE STATED THAT HE NEEDED TO FINISH HIS HOUR LONG DINNER FIRST BEFORE RESPONDING.


Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to Congress: FEMA TO BLAME FOR KATRINA FAILURE, NOT STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS.

SO it is official!!!! Bush, his Administration and the Boot Licking incompetent CRONIES associated with it did “SCREW THE POOCH” when it came to the FEMA response to Katrina.

An agency that worked fine under the Clinton Administration was totally made impotent under Bush through Cronyism and mismanagement. What will the Right Wing response be now that even Chertoff acknowledges that Horseboy Brownie and the Administration were the ones that are to take the lions share of the blame?

After these revelations doesn’t it make you feel safe and secure knowing that the Bush Administration is at the helm before the outbreak of a World Wide Pandemic? I can here the Administration response now:

The Pandemic has caused the economy to collapse…911…we need more tax cuts!

The Pandemic has caused the death of Millions…911…that’s just a Partisan rumor!

For all other questions or statements repeat canned Republican Response.


Joe

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Hey REDSTATE FOOLS, do you see the truth when it’s staring you square in the face???

The invasion of Iraq was never about WMD, Democracy or Bush’s family Vendetta, but a careful plan by three powerful forces that are also responsible for Bush's two-term victory and currently control our government. These are the Oil companies (their proxies including Bush, Cheney, Rice, etc), The Automotive companies (Andrew Card, Ex GM lobbyist, etc), Israel (through their proxies, like the NeoCons, the US Mainstream Media, etc.) and the Religious Rightwing (Bush, Pat Robertson, Jerry Farwell, etc).

The Oil and Automotive companies knew that we needed cheap oil to support the big cars and SUVS that Americans crave. They created the demand for gas guzzling cars (remember the tax breaks for SUVs, the administration’s fight to keep mileage standards as low as possible, or the administration’s fight to keep global warming issues out of international discussions). Don’t forget the increased demand for oil in China, India and the rest of Asia meant the West now has to compete with the East for a finite supply of oil! Why else do you think the British (BP and Shell Oil) and the Dutch (Shell) were for the war despite the objection of their own people?

The Israeli lobby is the most powerful foreign lobby in the history of any country! Of course Israel wants to dominate the Middle East and couldn’t afford to have some crazy dictator with all kinds of money as a threat right next door. They also have no intention of giving up the West Bank or the full control of other territories captured after the 1967 war! Why else, do you think their American proxies like the New York Times, and other print media, as well as, broadcast media NEVER questioned the justification of this war? Why else do you think the Democrats with their large numbers of Jewish and Israel supporters never questioned the intent and supported this war? If you don’t believe me go back and read what Chuck Schumer or Diane Feinstein said about going to war.

The Rightwing Religious fundamentalists, who truly believe in Armageddon and The Rapture i.e. Jesus showing up again, want to make sure that these Biblical Prophecies will happen in their lifetime. This is why they are arguing about the clash of civilizations and wanted this war to go on to Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, etc. Their rational being that if the Middle East is destroyed; the Second Coming will be triggered and Jesus will return to the Holy Land and save The True Believers!

If you want to know what the current and future policy in Iraq will be, just follow these three entities. Why else do you think there is no commitment to bring our troops home? We have bases there, we want to control their oil and we want a friendly government close to Israel! Unfortunately for these three groups, they bit off much more than they could chew! The one visible trait that these three entities have in common is the same trait that has RUINED the Bush Administration, that being arrogance!

BEACHBOY

Saturday, October 15, 2005

FOX NEWS POLL: BUSH'S APPROVAL NUMBERS IN FREE FALL

Scandals Take Toll On Bush's 2nd Term

Bush Teleconference With Soldiers Staged

Democrats See Dream of '06 Victory Taking Form

Bush dogged by charges of cronyism

Poll: Domestic Issues Troubling Americans

It’s very seldom that you will see anything quoted from FOX NEWS shown here, but there is a common thread to all the headlines posted above. That common thread being that it is all bad news for our fearless leader and his cadre of cronies and sycophants. Also, given that Fox News is where all the GOP CHICKENHAWK TROLLS (i.e. read redstate.org) and the intellectually challenged Red Staters go to be spoon-fed their daily dose of WHITE HOUSE/GOP LIES, HALF TRUTHS, and FABRICATIONS this is a bad sign for THE CHIMP and The GOP. With this Fox News Poll it is apparent that the same old lines delivered by the Bush Administration are no longer being lapped up by the Red Staters, without question, as an acceptable excuse for the deteriorating situation either Domestically or Internationally.


Remember, you heard it here first with the posting of the Blogosphere Manifesto way back in July that the days of Bush and GOP majority were numbered and now we are seeing that the turning of the tide. Can there be any doubt now that Bush is already a lame duck? His support from his Bible Banging Base is evaporating after the Meirs nomination and those in the GOP that are running for reelection in ’06 are now distancing themselves from him for fear of being associated with him and his ineffectual administration.


Those of us that hate this lying and incompetent SOB and the Evil and Corrupt GOP can take solace in knowing that not much will change for the better for the GOP between now and the ’06 elections given that they have no answers or solutions to the problems and bad situation that they as a party have brought to the country except the same old no results slogans and empty actions. One thing is for sure, that cannot be refuted by even the most brain washed GOP/RED STATE Slack jaw and that is that BUSH and the GOP with their controlling majority have brought America to a worse place Domestically, Internationally and Financially than they found it after the Clinton era. And I believe for this they will pay the price in ’06 and ’08. Also, when Rove is indicted you can write the epitaph for this lame ass administration 3 1/2 years early.

Truly, it is like the old RED STATE RUBE cliché says “IN THE END, IT ALL COMES OUT IN THE WASH”

Joe

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

The Moral Hypocrisy of the Red State Fools

Listen up you Red State Idiots! - Have you looked in the mirror lately! - While you are banging your Bibles, waving your flags and condemning us Satan worshipping Blue States about our lack of moral values you should have been taking a good look into your own socially dysfunctional backyard!

BEACHBOY

Friday, October 07, 2005

AP-IPSOS POLL: RED STATE Base Unhappy With Bush Performance

CBS POLL: Bush Ratings Hit New Low

It's Official!!!! Even the dumbest of the inbred Red State Morons have abandoned BUSH. It would seem you intellectually impaired Rubes found out a little to late that the BOY GENIUS had no clue or plan of what to do after reelection. Those of us that are the other half of the country that knew the real story about this clown and his corrupt cadre and got our news from other sources of info instead of the usual Republican Shills/GOP Whores we thank you for not taking the time to think when it came time to vote and look forward to the next four and half years of ineffective leadership and bad speeches.

You think it's bad now wait until Rove gets indicted..but then again Bush will come up with another reason to let his "BRAIN" off the hook and he's packing the court to save his own clueless Keester. Maybe this guy isn't the PUTZ we think he is after all.

Oh Yeah...just when you thought that these GOP Bible Bangers had totally gone off the deep end it gets worse, it is now confirmed that our fearless leader has a direct connection with the BIG GUY aka God and his boy Jesus.It's now being stated that God told Bush to go to WAR with Iraq.Well things have really changed in the last four and a half years in the land of Rational Thinking America.

In any other place when people claim to hear the voice of GOD the guys in the WHITE COATS show up, you are locked in a padded room with a jacket that buttons down the back and your Thorazine intake is upped,but not in Bush's Holy Theocracy of America. In the Bible Banging Bizzaro land of BUSH, people that hear the voice of GOD are not WACKOS or INSANE they are Prophets and TRUE Leaders. This sounds like the same slop those Islamic WACKOs spout to justify their slaughter of innocent people. The question has to be is the God Bush listens to for all his misguided and Piss Poor advice the same one bin Laden and his pals get their murderous instructions from???


With that said. "BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF THE GOP.... God has told me to tell you to to get off the web, give all you own to the poor and sign up for military service in the HOLY NOBLE AMERICAN CAUSE THAT IS IRAQ...THAT MEANS YOU CHICKENHAWK.