Friday, August 06, 2004

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Bush: "They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."

Remarks by President Bush at the Signing of H.R. 4613, The Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2005
"They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." - George W. Bush

Congratulations to Buzzflash!

In July, Had More Than 3.7 Million Reader Visits...

...and, unlike "Drudge the Fudge", (whose site refreshes itself ever few minutes, adding "hits") Buzz has earned it...honestly.

Wednesday, August 04, 2004


MSNBC: The Kerry Bounce Finally Revealed: Kerry 50%, Bush 44%, Nader 2%
On the eve the Democratic Convention, it was Bush 48%. Kerry 46%.

FBI Whistleblower Breaks Ashcroft's Gag Order to Warn America: the 9/11 Report is a Massive Coverup
Open Letter To Thomas Kean – Chairman Of The 9/11 Commission - From FBI Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds

Bush Is Busted by the 9/11 Report
So, before 9/11, incompetence and sloth. And after? Much worse: a war without end on the wrong battlefield.

They Knew...
Despite the whitewash, we now know that the Bush administration was warned before the war that its Iraq claims were weak...

Investigators Concluded Shelby Leaked Message

In an Unprecedented Move, the Wildly Popular 'Outfoxed' Moves from Video to Movie Theaters!

The Success of 'Outfoxed' is Driven by the Public's Hunger for Truth

Activist Movie Makers Feed the Nation's Hunger for the Truth

Kerry-Edwards: October Sized Crowds in July and August: America Loves the Nominees; Believe in America Tour Record Turnout

Superstar-studded 'Vote for Change' Coalition of Musicians Is Rocking the U.S.

After Giving Bush the Benefit of the Doubt in 2001, Springsteen Speaks Out against the Evil Empire

USA Today Turns Phony Poll Results into Excuse for Planting Bush Propaganda-Disguised-as-News

AP 'Analysis': Bush's Decision to Finally Overhaul Intelligence after THREE YEARS of Stalling Called 'Quick Move'

Why NBC Wants the 'War Time President' to Stay in Office - at any Cost

Bush's Republicans prepare for their 'dirty war' on Kerry
President George Bush's senior strategists have vowed to use the month of August to mount derisive and personal attacks on the Democratic candidate John Kerry in what is becoming an increasingly bitter election campaign.

The latest negative ad smear purchased and promoted by Bush Inc. features swift boat veterans who are willing to talk trash about a veteran for money. No one can say squat about Bush's military service because he was AWOL.

The TRUTH About John Kerry's TOURS of Duty

99% of Halliburton's Political Donations Go Straight to the GOP to Buy International Influence


Latest: Bush should have been ordered to active duty a second time after being AWOL again when not finding a unit after going to Harvard

Saudi prince gave Bush $130,000 in gifts

Krugman cites CNN convention bias

200 business leaders endorse Kerry

"The Kerry-Edwards plan for America is exactly what is needed to jumpstart businesses and get America working again," Chernin said in a statement released by the Kerry campaign.

The Kerry/Edwards Plan for America. Read the Overview, Download the Book

Consumer Spending Drops by 0.7 Percent, largest amount in three years

Treasury Dept. says Bush Gov't will hit Debt Ceiling of $7.4 Trillion by Election. They Will Ask Congress for More Money.

Kerry leads electoral college with 318

Amazon refuses book linking Bush, Saudis

Did FBI fabricate convention terror?

Detailed Accounts of Abuse at Guantanamo

Robert Fisk: Can’t Bush and Blair See Iraq Is About to Explode?

While the Americans and the British stay, Iraq is on a downward spiral

Allegations against Rep. Tom DeLay reveal seamless loop linking industry, lobbyists and war chests.

The AWOL Project

Abu Ghraib General Claims Conspiracy

William Greider shows why we're all TV critics now.

Kurd-Arab Violence May Explode In Kirkuk

Iraqi Children Detained By Coalition Forces

The Great Catholic Abortion-Communion Scandal

Bush gives money-strapped church (See pedophile priests/lawsuits) in exchange for denying communion to politicians who believe in a woman's right to choose, continuing the age-old descrimination by the Catholic Church and the Republican Party against women. Pedophiles, meanwhile, can still drink the koolade.

The final days of Bush?

A New Progressive Era?
The Progressive Phone Book
Progressive links

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Quotations to live by

Here are some quotes with currency. They are by Presidents Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and Jefferson, as well as Gandhi, Einstein, Mark Twain and a few others. Hope you enjoy, and find wisdom and courage therein.
- Anon

“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. ... corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.” -- U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 21,
1864 (letter to Col. William F. Elkins) Ref: “The Lincoln Encyclopedia”, Archer
H. Shaw (Macmillan, 1950, NY)

“Generally, news reporting and punditry are respectful of the rich and
disdainful of the poor.”-- Syndicated columnist Norman Solomon (from
this article).

“There is a common tendency to ignore the poor or to develop some
rationalisation for the good fortune of the fortunate.”-- John Kenneth

“They make a desert and call it peace.”--
Tacitus, defining Roman imperialism

“There's enough on this planet for everyone's needs but not for everyone's greed”-- Mahatma Gandhi

“I destroy my enemy by making him my friend”-- Abraham Lincoln

“Except for religious conflicts and the petty wars of feudal lords, wars are primarily fought over resources and trade. President Woodrow Wilson recognized that this was the cause of World War I: ‘Is there any man, is there any woman, let me say any child here that does not know that the seed of war in the modern world is industrial and commercial rivalry?’”--
J.W. Smith, Economic Democracy: The Political Struggle for the Twenty-First Century,

“I never intend to adjust myself to the madness of militarism”-- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“I dread our own power and our own ambition; I dread our being too much dreaded....We may say that we shall not abuse this astonishing and hitherto unheard-of-power. But every other nation will think we shall abuse it. It is impossible but that, sooner or later, this state of things must produce a combination against us which may end in our ruin.”-- Edmund Burke, describing his fears for the former British Empire

“More! More! is the cry of a mistaken soul.”-- William Blake

“Every corner of the public psyche is canvassed by some of the most talented citizens to see if the desire for some merchandisable product can be cultivated.”-- John Kenneth Galbraith

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”-- H.L. Mencken

“[W]hat suffers in the atmosphere of immediacy is analysis. What suffers in this search for speed is depth. The media in the wealthy world are becoming increasingly simplistic, superficial, and celebrity-focused.”--
Laurie Garrett

“Live life simply so that others may simply live”-- Gandhi

“The first casualty when war comes is Truth”-- U.S. Senator Hiram Johnson, 1917

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”-- George Orwell

“What journalism is really about - it's to monitor power and the centres of power.”--
Amira Hass

The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it... Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate.... Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. -- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception.”-- Mark Twain, The Mysterious Stranger, 1916, Ch.9

“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.”-- Albert Einstein

“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”-- Theodore Roosevelt, U.S. President 1901-1909(From
The American Presidency) [quoted from media in conflict news page.]

“A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt about a tragedy. He said, ‘I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, angry, violent one. The other wolf is the loving, compassionate one.’ The grandson asked him, ‘Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?’ The grandfather answered, ‘The one I feed.’”-- a native American Indian story

War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.”-- Thomas Jefferson

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children... This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.”-- Former U.S. President, Dwight D. Eisenhower, in a speech on April 16, 1953

“Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.”-- Theodore Roosevelt, on April 19, 1906

“To tackle the underlying roots of violence and conflict, we need a massive international effort to reduce poverty and injustice, and to promote development, democracy and human rights.”-- Clare Short

Clea Koff "The Bone Woman" appears on Diane Rehm

Ecce Clea Koff! The world's most formidable woman. The John Edwards of women. A force unto herself and the world.

Clea Koff

Obama vs Keyes: The Greyhound and the Chihuahua

GOP wooing Keyes to take on Obama

O. Gliiiiiiiiiiide. Woof woof!
K. Yap yap yap yap yap!

I had hoped they would drag out this funny little man.
A more glaring contrast in styles can hardly be imagined.

Bring on the Keyester!

Monday, August 02, 2004

Reports That Led to Terror Alert Were Years Old, Officials Say

OR: No need to come back to Washington, as Kerry urges vacationing Congress

"Much of the information that led the authorities to raise the terror alert at several large financial institutions in the New York City and Washington areas was three or four years old, intelligence and law enforcement officials said on Monday. They reported that they had not yet found concrete evidence that a terror plot or preparatory surveillance operations were still under way." (NY Times, August 3, 2004)

So let's see... Trump John Kerry, shock the people in blue states, like New York, New Jersey and Washington DC, ensure triple the protection during the Republican Convention, scare off any potential protestors...while we go on vacation.

But what is this? John Kerry is insisting we come back and take care of the "urgency"?

OK, OK! This was OLD information! Nothing urgent! Sorry a few people got the willies!

37,000 Dead Civilians & other news

37,000 civilians dead?
According to an Iraqi activist group, more than 37,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed since the U.S. invasion in March, 2003. The People's Kifah told Al Jazeera that it is "100 percent sure" of the estimate, which it claims is based on extensive research by Iraqi academics who visited remote villages to collect their data.

Al Franken Radio Show to Be on Cable TV
NEW YORK - Satirist-commentator Al Franken will return to his TV roots next month when his radio show begins appearing on cable's Sundance Channel.
ALSO...Watch Al on Dave Letterman...tonight!

Who owns CNN? or MSNBC? ABC?
Think we have a free press?

Heinz Kerry: Four More Years of 'Hell' if Bush Wins
Teresa says what we all know. War is Hell...


Wolfowitz has Arab feminist girlfriend

A Republican laments: Where did my party go?

Is The Media 'Retarded' or Guilty of 'Group Think'?

Don't accept their gift of anger

"If someone offers you a gift, and you don't accept whom does it belong? Don't accept their gift of anger."

In the movie, "Merlin", it is discovered that the only way to take away the power from the evil queen Mab is to turn your back on her. Ignore her. Refuse her "gifts".
It may be time to apply the same principles to the hate-mongering bloviators who are constantly angering, or "firing up", their listeners and viewers with rhetoric designed to create divisions and hatred.

I used to listen to these bearers of trojan horses, but invariably, the hatred would seep out, and I would find myself drowning in horseshit. Not a beautiful world. Not a world I care to support.

Remember the words of Barack Obama. We are the united States, and if anyone wants to gift you otherwise...don't accept it. Leave the hate and the bile ringing in their own ears. Let them taste their own bad medicine.

Sunday, August 01, 2004

Bush: Worse than a flip-flopper

  • BUSH 2000: "I am a uniter"
  • 2004: America is more divided than it has ever been.

    Is Bush a uniter? If he is (to paraphrase Patch Adams) ... he sucks at it. America is more divided now than it has ever been. Well, back to Adam, anyway. No, Bush is no uniter. Nor is Rush, O'Reilly, Falwell, or Big Media, all of whom profit from dividing people.
But a President is successful to the extent that he unites all people. At least all Americans. A more perfect union. Not a more perfect division.

During wartime, this union is the most important thing a President should facilitate. By being divided, America is rendered less safe. And those that promote divisive issues -- such as can be witnessed, without fail, exhibit A, on FOX News, Rush Limbaugh, as well as MSNBC, CNBC, and even the major networks -- serve to weaken America. And it may be time to "just say no", and change the channel.

To win true peace, it may be wiser to seek guidance in time-tested books of wisdom, and not expect it to come from overpaid and overblown dropouts like Rush Limbaugh, or overpaid posers like Ted Koppel; to seek peace, itself, in music, art, conversation, literature...because angry people often make bad decisions. And anger is the by-product of division.

We need to calmly vote for a world of unity, a united...United States, and send these forces of division packing. We need to be the peace we would wish upon the world. And all this anger, all these attempts to divide people, are enemies of peace.

George Bush tarred himself the "War President". And war is hell. Why not dub himself the "Hell President"? Americans and the people of the world prefer Heaven to Hell. God to Satan. We are heading in the wrong direction. Downward. Where fires rage, shock AND awe abound. Fear beyond fear. People die cruel, violent and obscene deaths.

This is not Heaven, folks. And it is only going to get worse, if we don't change directions... and George W. Bush has promised to "stay the course".

If God is on any side, she is on the side of Peace.

For God's sake, show with your vote that you disapprove of all the killing and misery and division this Bush Administration has fostered.
And for the sake of the world, show them that we do not approve of our leader, or in this case, misleader, holding a gun to your heads. Americans have more respect for others than that.

We want to interact with the world, not isolate it.
We want to travel, not paint ourselves into a corner.
We want to be able to help others when we can, and receive help when we need it, not threaten others when we can, and receive threats...even if the American People don't deserve it.

We don't deserve it. We deserve better.

Vote for Hope over Fear, Unity over Division.
Vote John-John in November, and help us heal the wounds, divisions, and friendships old and new.
We are all Americans. Not just customers and division monkeys.
And we can be united.
We were united after 9/11. We rallied around the President...
because that is what we do!
In fact the whole world rallied around us.
But what did Bush do with all this unity? All this goodwill?
And experience shows that he would probably do it again.
The world no longer trusts him. And why should they?
They were slapped in the face....made targets and called "Old Europe".

Can we afford to rally around a man who doesn't know how to use goodwill...who will take our support and spit it back at us?

We simply cannot. And let us pray that such a convenient event for political gain does not perch its evil claws on our soil.

There is hope beyond fear.

As the biblical John said: "Perfect Love casteth out all Fear".


Thank you very much.

[From an address given by Anonymoses Hyperlincoln at the Hyperlincoln Institute for Serious Living, on August 1, 2004.]

Why blogging is important

by Anonymoses Hyperlincoln
August 1, 2004

"You try scrubbing. You try soaking."
(Anonymoses on greed and dishonesty in the bloated Media.)

I have essentially been blogging online since 1994. It just wasn't called that.
Blogging, or web logging, is, in its essence, a presence on the web, a blank slate (tools and tricks nothwithstanding) whereon a bloke or blokess may transfer the contents of his or her mind -- and, in the best cases, receive feedback for said contents. Feedback serves as a self-correcting tool, as others are allowed to show one the unwisdom of one's ways.

How many times have you heard one-way windbags exhorting their fixed ideas, which themselves could be pricked and deflated by the simplest statement, fact or principle?
Blogs allow you this safeguard against such mental squandering.

But even if one taketh no comment, one does at least have an easy way to write one's thoughts, which itself may cause the writer to better consider his or her thoughts and thought processes.
And unlike most forums and messageboards, blogs self-archive. How many years of writing swallowed by such messageboards, never to be retrieved! I could have compiled volumns!
In fact, I went through the added step of copying and pasting a month's worth of messageboard writing, in May of 2001, and it came to roughly 200 pages. All of which was fussed over, as if it were going to press.

This set me to thinking about alternatives. And blogging showed itself to be the best least as regards archiving. Forums and messageboards are still good places for wider exchange, and, depending on the forum, may have a much more transformative effect upon one's thinking.

There are great blogs out there that treat of all manner of subject, but among the more interesting ones, at the moment, are the political blogs. And many have banded together to form coalitions, guilds, networks and so on. One can get a notion of the extremes of one's party by examining raw blogs. And by that, I mean those (most of them) that are not edited and passed through a gatekeeper.