Tuesday, July 17, 2007

NIE: al Qaeda Stronger, Wants to Strike U.S.

So, the most recent National Intelligence Estimate says al Qaeda is stronger than ever and determined to strike in America. The head of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, says his "gut" tells us we'll be hit again soon. Well, why haven't we secured our borders and our ports? Why are we still in Iraq? Bush is destroying the American military through attrition just as it appears it will be direly needed to prevent extremist, murdering Muslims from retaking Afghanistan and toppling the military government of Pakistan thereby coming into possession of a large stock of nuclear weapons.

This is to say nothing of the Muslim government of Iran, so threatened by this arrogant, financially and morally irresponsible, eavesdroppping, warrantless-wiretapping, criminal, murdering, torturing, slug of a U.S. President, that it cannot feel at all safe without a nuclear capability of its own. And, of course, they're right because without WMD you either surrender or get murdered whenever someone like Bush decides he wants to invade your country to control its resources.

He must be impeached and handed over to the World Court along with every member of his Administration shown to be complicit in his crimes against humanity starting most especially with his deeply evil Vice President, Dick Cheney.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Kucinich Favors Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants

It is the one issue on which I think he and most of the Democrats are dead wrong and it is why I believe those in the middle class and below are being and will be damaged deeply no matter which of the two parties has power. If the Republicans are in power every form of criminal behavior by the rich and therefore powerful will be either tolerated or legalized except illegal immigration, their one spoken concession to the rule of law. If the Democrats take power, they will legalize the invasion of the U.S. by millions of people, mostly through our southern border, people who are responsible in part for depressing the wages of all working class Americans and some of whom are, no doubt, terrorists.

False Religion, Mitt Romney, and George W. Bush

In discussing Mitt Romney's religion (Mormonism) and whether or not voters have a right to or should make it part of their consideration before they vote Richard John Neuhaus says:

I believe that many Mormons are Christians as broadly defined by historic markers of Christian faith. That does not mean that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christian. It is indisputably derived from Christianity and variations on Christianity, but its distinctive and constituting doctrines are irreconcilable with even a very liberal construal of biblical Christianity. It is, as Rodney Stark and many others have argued, a new religion and, by the lights of historic Christianity, a false religion. It is true that there are Mormon scholars who are working mightily to reconcile the LDS with Christianity, and one wishes them well, but they have their work cut out for them.
I wonder if he has considered that all of the Christians who voted for Bush because of his professed deep faith in Christian values and Jesus, his favorite philosopher, might be feeling the slightest bit betrayed to discover they helped to elect a torturing, mass-murdering, corrupt, lying criminal to the presidency of the United States. I wonder...

I also wonder how anyone can rationally describe one religion as false and another as true. Religions are man-made and man-used, and, often, contrary to their most fervent professions, for the most deeply evil ends.

I use the word religion here to mean "an institutionalized system of attitudes, beliefs, and practices relating to or manifesting faithful devotion to an acknowledged ultimate reality or deity*" with heavy emphasis on the word "institutionalized." These are structures dedicated to creating and exercising power through force.

*The definition is cobbled together from two entries in the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary 11th Edition.

Dennis Kucinich!

Okay! I'm over it! I'll close my eyes and vote for Dennis. 'Tis better than holding my nose and voting for Hillary. Obama reminds me a lot of a large freshwater fish: when you draw it to the boat and pick it up to get a look at it, it wriggles, slips from your hands, and disappears back into the water.

Yeah, yeah, I know you have to close your eyes and listen to Kucinich, but I'm gonna do it. I am!

Mitt Romney

A man who not only sees the many sides to each issue, but has taken them.

Monday, July 2, 2007

"Skooter skates" (sic) Pelosi Whines Ingenuously

That's the headline at cnn.com after Bush commuted Libby's prison sentence. I expected nothing less from the criminal scumbag occupying our White House. We all know this administration has committed numerous criminal acts and dared the Democrats to call them on it, maintaining that they are the law, above any other law. And the Democratic failure to call them on it is nothing short of obstruction of justice. Whether they have the votes for impeachment or not they must try or they are complicit.

Listen to the Speaker of the House on Bush's corrupt gift to Libby(from CNN):

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California
“The President’s commutation of Scooter Libby’s prison sentence does not serve justice, condones criminal conduct, and is a betrayal of trust of the American people. The President said he would hold accountable anyone involved in the Valerie Plame leak case. By his action today, the President shows his word is not to be believed. He has abandoned all sense of fairness when it comes to justice, he has failed to uphold the rule of law, and he has failed to hold his Administration accountable.”

Umm, dear Madam Speaker, it is your job to hold his administration accountable, not his. He and his are the criminals you have failed to hold accountable. You committed a criminal act when you said there was to be no impeachment, that it was off the table. You no longer have the right to complain: Impeach or shut the fuck up!