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WE WANT OSAMA! WE WANT OSAMA CAPTURED OR KILLED!

 
WE WANT OSAMA CAPTURED OR KILLED!  WHY HASN’T OSAMA BEEN CAPTURED OR KILLED?  The American people should chant this over and over and hold demonstrations until the White House gets the message that their smokescreens are not going to work anymore! 
 
Why have they not found Osama?  With all of the technology our military and CIA possesses, there is just ABSOLUTELY NO EXCUSE as to why they have not captured or killed him by now!  Five years! and they still have not captured or killed him!  Who do they think they are kidding!  They could locate ant number 155 in an ant hill in my back yard if they wanted to and I know they have that capability!  So, what is the real reason why they have not captured or killed him in FIVE YEARS?
 
I don’t know about you but I’ve had it with all their lies and excuses.  The American public should demand that they capture or kill him within the next three months or everyone at the While House (including Bush and Cheney), all of the top brass of the military, the CIA, the NSA, Homeland Security, etc. should resign!  Talk about incompetence!
 
The truth is they are not incompetent; they know exactly where he is and they are deceiving the American people about why they have not captured or killed him  AND THE PRESS IS LETTING THEM GET AWAY WITH THEIR LIES by running around after all the distraction stories the White House puts out and getting lost in all of their smokescreens! 
 
Every newspaper, magazine, TV News Program, Cable TV News program, and .com news web sites should have at the beginning of their reports EVERY DAY the question:  WHERE IS OSAMA AND WHY HAS HE NOT BEEN CAPTURED OR KILLED! until he is captured or killed! 
 
And we the people need to devote some of our time each day to holding demonstrations asking for Osama’s head until the White House realizes they have no choice but to get him!!!
Categories: News and politics

Press MUST Ask WHY Cheney and Rove Outed CIA Agent! Lie Re WMDs

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press, the REAL IMPORTANCE of the story re the outing of Plame as a CIA covert operative is WHY Cheney and Rove outed her!  Their purpose was not to out a covert CIA agent; their purpose was to discredit Joe Wilson! 

They HAD TO DISCREDIT Joe Wilson because President Bush had said in his State of the Union speech that Saddam was acquiring WMDs from Niger.  Joe Wilson had reported back to the CIA, and thereby Cheney and Rove, that Saddam WAS NOT acquiring WMDs from Niger!  Chris Matthews at MSNBC is the only journalist I have heard ask this question!

Since President Bush had included the lie re WMDs in his State of the Union speech to support his war on Iraq and both Cheney and Rove had known it was a lie, they had no choice but to discredit Joe Wilson!  Also, discrediting Joe Wilson in the press created a smokescreen for them.  It kept the press from asking why they allowed a lie re WMDs to remain in the President’s State of the Union speech supporting a war on Iraq! 

THE SMOKESCREEN IS STILL WORKING!  Just listen to the coverage of the Plame case and you will seldom if ever hear anyone bring up the REASON Cheney and Rove acted as they did!  If I have learned anything about the Bush administration and Rove, it’s to always look in the direction to which they are NOT pointing! 

Rove WANTS the press to concentrate on what he feels they can’t prove—that he committed a crime by outing Plame.  I guarantee you Rove DOES NOT want the press questioning when Cheney received his copy of Wilson’s report and what actions he took as a result of the report!  Don’t believe me?  Ask Cheney, Rove, Bush, Snow, etc., when (not if) the White House received its copy of the Wilson report and what actions they took.  Guarantee you that you will get an evasive answer and then a quick smokescreen will appear! 

If the press grabs on to the question of when the White House received its copy of Wilson’s report and continues to pester them with that question, suddenly, out of nowhere, you’ll see a “new” potentially embarrassing story that will come out as a huge smokescreen and distraction.  Of course, the “new” story will not contain anything which can really get any of them prosecuted or removed from office!  But, the press will no longer be asking the question of when they received their copy of Wilson’s report and what actions they took!  ABRACADABRA! J

Categories: News and politics

PROOF That Cheney and Rove LIED re WMDs!

The REAL IMPORTANCE of this story is that it is PROOF that VP Cheney, Carl Rove, and others in the White House INTENTIONALLY LIED to the American public re WMDs by allowing the lie to be included in Bush’s State of the Union speech!  The lie was included in the speech to make sure the American public would support the Iraq War!  They DID NOT want the public to know what they knew–Saddam was not getting WMDs from Niger!

The following chain of events are PROOF that the White House intentionally lied to the American public re Iraq Weapons of Mass Destruction to gain support for an unnecessary war on Iraq:

  • Vice President Dick Cheney triggered a CIA Weaspons of Mass Destruction investigation by asking if there was any truth to the rumors that Saddam was acquiring or attempting to acquire Weapons of Mass Destruction from Niger.
  • Valarie Plame, a covert CIA operative, recommends the CIA send her husband, Joe Wilson, to investigate the rumors.
  • Joe Wilson reports to the CIA that there is NO TRUTH to the rumors that Saddam was acquiring WMDs from Niger!
  • Since Cheney had triggered the investigation, the CIA WOULD HAVE GIVEN A COPY OF WILSON’S REPORT to VP Cheney.  THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT VP CHENEY AND CARL ROVE KNEW THAT SADDAM WAS NOT ACQUIRING WMDs FROM NIGER! 
  • VP Cheney and Carl Rove DO NOT have the LIE removed from Bush’s State of the Union speech since doing so would negatively affect American public support for Iraq war!
  • President Bush includes A LIE in his State of the Union speech that Saddam IS ACQUIRING WMDs from Niger and uses this as major reason for attacking Iraq!
  • When Joe Wilson writes a newspaper article exposing the truth that Saddam was not acquiring WMDs from Niger and VP CHENEY KNEW THE TRUTH WHEN HE ALLOWED BUSH TO LIE TO THE PUBLIC IN HIS STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH, VP Cheney and Rove are furious and do all they can to discredit Joe Wilson. 
  • In the process of trying to discredit Wilson, VP Cheney and Carl Rove knowingly out a CIA covert operative, Valerie Plame!

AND NOW, the White House is hoping the press and the American public will concentrate on the intentional outing of a CIA agent and NOT FOCUS ON THE PROOF THAT WE DID NOT NEED TO ATTACK IRAQ!  THE PROOF IS STARING US ALL IN THE FACE AND THE PRESS MUST FOCUS ON IT AND NOT LET THEM GET AWAY WITH PRE-EMPTIVELY ATTACKING IRAQ WITHOUT GOOD REASON!  They came into office with the clear intention of attacking Iraq and now that we have the proof we need, the American press must be diligent in getting that proof out to the American public!

Categories: News and politics

MSNBC and Press Failing Public with 15 Second Soundbite of CIA Outing Testimony!

MSNBC provided gavel-to-gavel coverage (4 to 5 days) of the Anna Nicole Smith debacle but today is only giving a 15 second soundbite coverage of Valerie Plame’s testimony to Congress today re her outing as a CIA agent by Vice President Cheney and Carl Rove!  No wonder the public is not up in arms about such a criminal offense by the White House cronies; THE PRESS IS ONCE AGAIN NOT DOING ITS JOB of reporting important events to the people of this country! In addition to Valarie Plame being outed as a CIA covert operative, all of the CIA agents who worked with her and their families were put in danger! 
 
Valerie Plame’s husband, Joe Wilson, had reported back to the CIA and thereby the White House that Iraq was not acquiring WMDs from Africa! VP Cheney and Carl Rove in their attempt to discredit Joe Wilson outed Plame as a CIA agent! 
 
The REAL IMPORTANCE of this story is that VP Cheney, Carl Rove, and others in the White House INTENTIONALLY LIED to the American public re Iraq’s Weapons of Mass Destruction when they knowingly allowed a lie to be included in Bush’s State of the Union speech!  The lie was included in the speech to make sure the American public would support the Iraq War!  They DID NOT want the public to know that Saddam was not getting WMDs from Niger and THEY KNEW SADDAM WAS NOT GETTING WMDs FROM NIGER! 

MSNBC IS DOING A DISSERVICE TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC WHEN THEY ONLY REPORT A 15 SECOND SOUNDBITE ON THIS STORY THAT INCLUDES CRUCIAL INFORMATION ON HOW WE GOT INTO THIS UNNECESSARY WAR WITH IRAQ AND WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING US INTO THIS WAR!

Categories: News and politics

Public Funding of Abortions and Wars!

I’m sick and tired of hearing the comment that Tony Perkins made on MSNBC Hardball (March, 2007) about public funding of abortions taking money out of the family budgets of families who are fundamentally opposed to abortions!  Hey, they take money out of my budget every week for things I’m fundamentally opposed to such as funding an immoral war or any war for that matter, giving money to big oil corporations out of my pocket, funding the war against drugs which is one of the biggest policy failures ever to be undertaken by the government, etc.! 

So, Tony Perkins get over it!!!  You and your kind think your budgets are so special and that you can tag your tax money to support only those things you support!  Who the hell do you think you are!  We all know that you use this as a talking point just so you can get abortion to be illegal; it’s your way of giving people a reason to vote against abortion who otherwise would vote for it or at least not be against it! And who do you think you’re fooling by saying that you are pro life when you support unnecessary wars!  What a hypocrite!

I think I’m going to start a revolution amongst the middle class to allow us to say EXACTLY what our tax money can and cannot be used to support!  Wonder where our federal government would be if we managed to get laws passed that would limit the use of tax funds according to what each “family budget” wanted them to be used for by congress!!!

Categories: News and politics

Bush’s Election and “The Believers”

I was soooooo pissed when George W. Bush was allowed to steal the 2000 presidential election!  I couldn’t believe the country was letting him do what he did.  I think we were all so sure that our system would end up putting the properly elected person in office that we didn’t take any steps to insure that it would!  And, after the fact, we were in a state of shock and really just unsure what the hell we should do to kick his ass out! 

About the only thing we had left to do would have been an outright revolution after the damned Supreme Courts went along with the farce!  I don’t think any of us ever thought we would see the day that the Supreme Court would ever openly pull such an obvious politically motivated stunt.  The actual results of the election were so obvious to everyone and even the news anchors knew who had really won the election! 

The "free press" is the other stop gap that is supposed to prevent stolen elections!  Hell, everyone knew what they were doing to maneuver the election results; it was reported on the news 24 hours a day and we still did nothing to stop them.  Toward the end, I would watch the news being reported and the anchors would actually be struggling with whether they should just be honest and tell the truth!  I would sit and stare with my mouth wide open in a state of shock.  How could the news people be saying what they were saying?  Some of them gave up all resemblance of being unbiased and were actually openly supporting Bush and saying he had won.

I was so angry that I said that I would never vote again and that the election had shown that democracy is an ideal that can never be reached.  A democracy requires an educated citizenry and I felt that the election proved that in general the population is just too damned dumb to be able to make the important decisions of government!  Really!  If given the choice between two people for president, one who had been very successful in all endeavors, served as a photographer in Viet Nam, unbelievably experienced in our government both domestic and foreign, very knowledgeable of our military and intelligence power, intelligent, highly educated and the other who had never succeeded at any job he had taken, came dangerously close to destroying his life and his family with drugs and alcohol, got into the college he attended based on his name and not his work, average intelligence, and no experience in government and no knowledge of world affairs, that anyone with even average intelligence would choose the first one!  The fact that millions actually voted for the latter shows to me that the population in general cannot be trusted to make such an important decision.  Either that or the election was rigged!  In the beginning I thought it was the population but as time has gone by I now firmly believe that "the believers" rigged the election and placed their choice of ruler in the spot of president.  

Now, I think we need to wake up all those who believe in our system and make sure they know that it is in danger.  And, yes, I honestly believe if we don’t find grounds to have him "recalled" along with Cheney, our country is no where near to the bottom it will hit.  The man should not be making the decisions he is making; he does not have a clue as to how to run this country.  He’s playing a spoiled child’s game with all of our lives; he does not have the necessary maturity, experience, or intelligence it takes to run this country.

We all had a lot (too much) faith in our system, which just goes to show that even with the best system, people must always expect the worst from their political opponents and be prepared to force those in influential positions to uphold the system and its principles when someone with money and power mounts an assault against it! 

I have a theory (I’m sure you knew I would!  :-).  It goes like this:  Of the two parties, which party "in general" is the tolerant party? (Democrats)  Which party is the intolerant party? (Republicans)  Which party will always try to compromise and find the middle ground so that everyone will be treated fairly?  (Democrats) Which party will do everything they can (legal or not) to make sure their views and ideals rule because God is on their side? (Republicans)  Which party believes in "live and let live"? (Democrats)  Which party believes everyone has to live the way "they believe" and only they know the right way to live? (Republicans)  Not only do Republicans think that only they know the right way to live, they will define it for everyone and draft laws to make sure that they can force everyone to live according to their definitions!

Ok, now, imagine that you have one group of tolerant, “live and let live” people and you have one group of intolerant, self-righteous people.  Imagine an issue (any issue) comes up which must be defined and legislation drafted. Which group will say that there is only one right answer and they know what that answer is?  Which group will move rapidly to define the issue based on a very rigid set of rules for fear that the masses will destroy the country. Which group does not need to research the issue or consult with anyone since, according to them, God has already ruled on all issues and it is their mission to spread the word and enforce his will.   I refer to this group as "the believers" because they honestly believe that they are always right because God is their leader and there is no room for doubt.  It is the mission of the believers to make sure that everyone becomes a believer; they must convert everyone to their beliefs and if they can’t convert them, they must make sure that they are never allowed to make any of the rules! They devote their lives to making sure everyone lives by their rules, which they will always claim to be God’s rules! Recently, “the believers” have mostly been Republicans!

Unless the tolerant, democratic group is awakened to the fact that there is a group who will stop at nothing to make sure they are the rulers, democracy will not survive.  The tolerant group must at all times protect the rights of all groups to participate in the making of the laws which govern everyone.  Now, the tolerant group does not take to this chore easily since their very makeup goes against making rules for everyone.  They desire to "live and let live" and making one rule for everyone goes against the independence they cherish! 

But, history has shown over and over again that the tolerant group absolutely must at all times have someone on guard to protect the rights of all groups; whenever they have failed to do so in the past, the intolerant, self-righteous people among them have assumed control and eventually brought about untold suffering and destroyed the freedom and independence that they cherish so much!  We have all begun to realize that the election of George W. Bush (or as I call it the American Coup) has already caused untold suffering and promises much more to come if we don’t impeach him and Cheney now!

Categories: News and politics

Valarie Plame WAS A COVERT CIA AGENT!

Those who claim Valarie Plame had to be active in a foreign country within the last 5 years in order to be considered an active CIA agent need to do some research! 

Ever since the creation of the CIA in 1947, the agency has been excluded from federal law-enforcement within the United States. That function was left to the FBI—which must operate in conformity to domestic laws and, in more recent years, under guidelines promulgated by the attorney general designed to insure protection of the rights of citizens.

Valarie Plame was working as an agent of the CIA and anything she was working on had to (by law) pertain to a foreign country.  So, Plame was an active CIA operative and that is that!

Dick Cheney knew Plame was a CIA agent and he knew he was outing her and he didn’t care!  He and all those involved should be prosecuted for outing a CIA agent!  I guarantee you that many people lose their security clearances for a lot less than

Cheney and Carl Rove have done!  It’s a shame that the most the prosecutors can come up with is Scooter Libby’s lame attempt to cover up for Cheney and Rove!

Categories: News and politics

Tucker on MSNBC Jealous of Hillary

I am growing tired of Tucker’s (MSNBC) not so subtle triads against Hillary Clinton.  On one program he was making a general comment about candidates having difficulty appearing genuine and sincere and added in a low tone Hillary Clinton!  He can’t seem to make even a general comment without adding a slur about Hillary.  While interviewing Kucinich he twice added barbs about Hillary Clinton but said nothing about the other candidates.  It’s getting old. 

Tucker is obviously jealous of Hillary Clinton and he just can’t stand it that a strong woman is now a viable candidate for president, especially her.  He’s made some really stupid statements in reference to her such as “I don’t think she’s so smart; why does everyone always refer to her as being highly intelligent” and “she doesn’t have any real experience other than being the wife of a president” and “she hasn’t really done anything in the Senate” and on and on and on!  Every one of those statements are ridiculous and they make Tucker look like a weak, whiney man each time he says them.  Knocking Hillary Clinton on anything except the facts only reinforces the appearance that he is insecure and unable to accept and work with a strong, intelligent woman!

I challenge him to go through a week without saying anything negative about Hillary Clinton.  Reporting or discussing facts about something she may have said or done is expected but he does not seem to be able to do just that.  He always adds a not-so-subtle, negative sound bite when speaking of Hillary!  He goes out of his way to mention her with a negative statement but not the other candidates.  Of course, they are all MEN!!!  (He is almost as bad about Pelosi!)

Even though I and my friends have watched his program since he first came on MSNBC, if he continues to just be a blowhard about Hillary, we’re going to stop watching!  We’re sick of it!

Categories: News and politics

Hillary’s Iraq War Vote

People should stop pushing for Hillary Clinton to admit she made a mistake on her Iraq war vote!  She’s said she would not vote the same way if she knew then what she knows now.  She’s said she takes responsibility for her vote!  If she takes their advice and admits she made a mistake she will just be playing into the hands of the Republican strategists and giving them the “sound bite” they want!  I hope she and her campaign advisors don’t give into the demands of the media and give the Republicans a sorely wanted sound bite! 

Her vote gave the President the ability to use the threat of going to war while taking the appropriate steps to get Saddam to abide by the U. N. requests.  Yes, a lot of us did not trust Bush and thought he would go to war at the first opportunity; but, he was the President after all and senators should be able to trust the person who is in that office to do what he says he will do and to follow the appropriate steps!  And, if he had possessed WMDs Bush would have needed to act without delays!  Would people have wanted her to withhold his ability to go to war under those circumstances?

The real problem is that the American people allowed someone like Bush to take over the office of the President of the United States!  He should have never had the opportunity to take us into a preemptive war in the first place!

Categories: News and politics

Memo To Tucker on MSNBC RE Anti-Hillary Statements

Tucker, you always apologize and say something like “it’s not just Hillary, others are doing it” but it’s always Hillary that you concentrate on.  It’s very obvious that you are running scared that Hillary might be our next President! 

I just wish you had campaigned against Bush in every one of your programs the way you are doing against Hillary.  Maybe someone would have listened and we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in today.  By the way, did you support Gore?  If not, then guess you’re one of the ones who can be blamed for the failed Bush presidency!

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