Thursday, September 30, 2004

Turning To The Left News | Marine declares war on Bush
When a stout Republican, U.S.M.C. officer turns against his party because of a war, you know something's up. A veteran of several military campaigns, Steve Brozak is running for a congressional seat in New Jersey. He claims he's fed up with the lack of respect given to the military by the current administration. They don't listen to reason and we're on the breaking point. He's got some sound arguments. Read the article. It's well worth your time.

WOW, I've just checked out his website. If I could vote for the man I would. Why can't we have someone like this in Kentucky? Go Steve!

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Bringing It Home - Health News/Science News
A damn good article on what it's like 'over there' and the effect on the families. Just a quick overview with some opinions of the people involved.

It's not the glorious crap that you hear about from the Bushittes. It's the hard hitting truth without being gory.

War is hell people. If you don't think so, volunteer your dumb ass. THEN tell me your opinion. In the meantime take a look at these. They're graphic.These are even more graphic. Not for the squeamish! If ya can't hack it stay out!


Bush's Hometown Paper Endorses Kerry

Aint America great.

'nuff said.

Brooke, You Make Me Laugh

You obviously believe what you see on television. We have done nothing to end the suffering in Iraq. The fact of the matter is that we have increased it severely. I can speak from experience. From where do you speak? I've seen war up close and personal. Where have you seen it from? How many innocent civilians have we killed? That's right, we don't count civilians. They don't count to us. Do you think that smart bombs only kill the bad guys? Explosives, no matter how smart the aiming mechanism, blow up and maim and kill whomever is around. They do not discriminate. It's very easy for us to say that a smart bomb killed 15 insurgents. We just count all the dead as insurgents. I believe that they're called freedom fighters over there. I wonder why that is?

The oppressed people in the Sudan are begging for help. The only thing people want in Iraq, is us out. Sure, they were glad to see Saddam go. Now they want us to do the same. Look at the history of the region. The French couldn't keep it. Neither could the British. We can't either. All we're trying to do is put in a puppet government. Why do you think other countries get upset at our C.I.A.s involvement?

The reasons we were given and the reasons for going over are as different as night and day. WMD's, where are they? Supposable we knew exactly where they were. Well? Gassing the Kurds? We gave him the friggin' gas. Ask Rumsfeld and Cheney. We did it when he was at war with Iran. Which was after our puppet, the Shah, got booted out of there. I was around then. Where were you? I was in the middle of the shit. What were you doing?

In case you're wanting to use the fact that Saddam didn't honor the U.N. resolutions as a reason for going to war. You should look at the number of U.N. resolutions that Israel has refused to honor. What makes Israel so much more important to us than the Arabs? I'll answer that for you. Israel is a proxy for the U.S. They do the dirty work for us when we don't want to be seen doing it. They ARE NOT a stabilizing factor in the Middle East. As a matter of fact a majority of the problems over there are because of Israel. Remember we kicked the owners of the land out in the late forties. If you don't believe that Israel is a puppet, then why do they buy our aircraft and ordnance and pay for it with your tax dollars? That's right your tax dollars.

Sorry honey, but you need to wake up and smell the manure. Fact: Osama and Iraq had no connection. It's not even remotely feasible. Fact: WE trained Osama. We taught him well. Fact: Iraq was contained before we invaded. We've opened a hornets nest throughout the world. Fact: Standing in line at the airport does not make you safer. It makes you a sitting duck. Fact: Terrorist are winning the war. Look how paranoid America has become. Look how much money is being wasted on things that make people FEEL secure. Fact: Saddam attempted to have Bush #1 assassinated. The real reason for going over. Fact: Bush #1 was smart enough to stop at the border. He knew what kind of shit he'd be getting into. Fact: G.W. is the black sheep of the family. See what I did daddy. See what I did daddy. The second reason for going.

John Kerry is a war hero. Bush was at the very least AWOL possibly a deserter. He's also an idiot that's nothing more than a stooge for the neocons. The agenda for the neocons is to rule the damn world and to restrict your rights as an American.

You can thank me later for defending your rights to speak your piece, and to give you a decent country to grow up in. It's too bad you're throwing it all away.

Sunday, September 26, 2004

Where's Our Voice Now ??

Americans are known for putting their collective noses in other peoples business. We take a stand on many of the worlds problems. Whether the problem be the slave trade, poverty, pollution or pesticide use, it matters not. We will generally have something to say about it. Where is our voice now?

America has been quiet on the fate of thousands of people in the Darfur region of Sudan. Why, if we're the super-power that we claim to be, can't we put this atrocity down? If we are the policeman of the world, why do we sit by and do nothing? We went into Iraq on a whim because of bullshit lies. Yet we do nothing to end the rape of women and children. We sit by and turn our heads to the murder of thousands.

If ever there was a need for independent action, this should be it. We don't even have to rely on reports from stooges for the White House to get the facts. All we have to do is open our eyes. President Bush has stated that the world is better off since we invaded Iraq. I say that the world would of been better off by taking care of the oppressed people of Africa, instead of following his personal vendetta against Saddam.


To Kathy In Va. With Love

This is a reply to Kathy's latest comment on my post: Is This The Country I Fought For?. I placed it here because it was getting rather long, and buried in the back. I am very open to dissenting views on a subject and will not censor based on subject matter. Though I might for vulgar statements.

I have no problem with boycotting products. I find that it is an effective tool for getting my point across. The problem with firing someone over what they say on the public stage is that, for one, it violates their right to free speech. The other is that people are inclined to boycott your product for the actions that you have taken. Someone saying something that offends your company isn't very newsworthy. When a company takes an action against that person, it becomes more so. A boycott against your company for its actions can draw the media in droves and subject you to tons of bad publicity. Which has the biggest hit on the bottom line?

There is of course the idea that any publicity is good publicity. This is based on the hypothesis that people will forget why you were in the news, but remember your name/brand. In that case one should just raise all the stink that they can, I guess.

Although we've been basically discussing the Whoopi deal, what about being fired for a bumper sticker or being arrested for peaceful protest? How do these fit in to our corporation sponsored political system. The piece was mainly about the abuse of our freedoms and the different ways that people who have a political agenda are attempting to quiet the people who have a differing view. If I fire someone for being Jewish, I'm classed as an anti-Semite. When I fire someone for being a democrat, I'm within my rights? Not in the America that I fought for.