Archive for July 12th, 2007

Remembering Intelligent Design

by Geezer Power …6:58:12 PM PDT

This is from a post I did a year or so ago and is dedicated to the 21%ers Who are still buying the Bu$h ideology. It’s about what was called intelligent design and is part of the strange history of this administration. I guess Karl Rove was trying to explain evolution from the perspective of the religious right.

As a new concept of religion called “INTELLIGENT WORSHIP” the liberals have introduced the possibility of evolution being an important part of religion. This will even things out throughout the country, with religion in the schools, and science in the churches, much to the dismay of the neoconservative administration. George W Bush is calling for an investigation of the Grand Canyon to prove that it is relatively new, and is the result of intelligent design, while Pat Roberts, republican senator from Kansas
back-peddles from his statements about Hugo Chavez and Arial Sharon’, as he attempts to rationalize the outing of Chavez using scientific logic, and come up with a scientific theory as to why Sharon’ had a stroke.


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by GEF @ 7:40 PM EDT

Mentarch asked a very good question when he asked:

Ok, Let’s Talk about the 21% Percenters still supporting this Criminal Administration.

Apologetic Bush Voters

The dwindling numbers of Bush’s blind followers are increasing daily as many Republicans are seeing the forest from the trees in a President that’s clearly gone over the edge and committed Treason against his own People.

The word out there is clear from Republicans…
We want none of this any more…

“Abandon Ship is the word given”

To which they jump overboard and then get angrier by the hour at the failure in Chief and his warmonger Vice President.

Kudos to those Republicans that have finally awakened. Better late then never and welcome back to America Patriots. You may continue to wear your disguise until after the election in 2008 when we then will finally forgive you for Mistaking George W. Bush for the Constitution!

It’s a simple mistake… 😉

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Questionable Treatment for Some Iraq Heroes

by- Suzie-Q @ 4:30 PM MST

Veteran Care Under Review as More Than 22,000 Are Discharged With ‘Pre-Existing’ Personality Disorder, Which Some Say Developed During War

Army Spc. Jonathan Town is back home in Ohio now, but still very much at war.

“When you see bits and pieces of actual people or people bleeding to death or anything, it’s very unsettling. It’s something you’ll never be able to forget. Period,” Town told ABC News’ Bob Woodruff.

Since his discharge in 2006, Town has not only dealt with the emotional scars of war, but he has also found himself at the center of a national debate on mental health care for veterans as a crowd as diverse as singer Dave Matthews and members of Congress has questioned how 22,000 veterans were diagnosed and discharged since 2001.

Watch the full report tonight on “World News with Charles Gibson” and “Nightline.”

In Town’s case, the discharge came two years after he was injured in an attack. In the fall of 2004, a 107 mm rocket ripped through his unit’s headquarters in Ramadi, exploding two feet above Town’s head and knocking him unconscious.

The rocket blast left Town with hearing loss, headaches, memory problems, anxiety and insomnia. For his wounds, he was awarded the Purple Heart.

But when he returned to the states seeking treatment for those very wounds, the Army quickly discharged him, asserting his problems had been caused not by the war but by a personality disorder that predated his military career.

ABC News

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Barbara Boxer Says Impeachment Should Be On The Table

by- Suzie-Q @ 4:14 PM MST

Jonathan Schwarz grabbed the audio of Barbara Boxer telling Big Ed that impeachment should be on the table because this administration is like a dictatorship.

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BOXER: Yeah. I mean, you left out a bunch of things — spying on citizens without a warrant, going around FISA, on and on. Look, I have always said it should be on the table. Ed, I’ve always said it. I was on a book tour and I ran into John Dean of Watergate fame. He was on the book tour that I was on, for his book. And it was right after we discovered that the administration was spying on our people without a warrant. And he just said, he looked at me and basically just said, as far as he could see, unless there was some explanation for this, this was impeachable.

I’ve always said that you need to keep it on the table, and you need to look at these things, because now people are dying because of this administration. That’s the truth. And they won’t change course. They are ignoring the Congress. They keep signing these signing statements which mean that he’s decided not to enforce the law. This is as close as we’ve ever come to a dictatorship. When you have a situation where Congress is stepped on, that means the American people are stepped on. So I don’t think you can take anything off the table. Because in fact the Constitution doesn’t permit us to take these things off the table…(trancscript below the fold) read on


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House OKs Plan To Withdraw US Troops

by- Suzie-Q @ 3:37 PM MST

WASHINGTON – Iraq has achieved only spotty military and political progress toward a democratic society, the Bush administration conceded Thursday, an unenthusiastic assessment followed quickly by a House vote to withdraw U.S. troops by spring.

The measure passed 223-201 in the Democratic-controlled House despite a veto threat from President Bush, who has ruled out any change in war policy before September.

“The security situation in Iraq remains complex and extremely challenging,” the administration report concluded. The economic picture is uneven, it added, and the government has not yet enacted vital political reconciliation legislation.

As many as 80 suicide bombers per month cross into the country from Syria, said the interim assessment, which is to be followed by a fuller accounting in September from Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. military commander in the region.

“I believe we can succeed in Iraq, and I know we must,” Bush said at a White House news conference at which he stressed the interim nature of the report.

Describing a document produced by his administration at Congress’ insistence, he said there was satisfactory progress by the Iraqi government toward meeting eight of 18 so-called benchmarks, unsatisfactory progress on eight more and mixed results on the others.

To his critics — including an increasing number of Republicans — he said bluntly, “I don’t think Congress ought to be running the war. I think they ought to be funding the troops.”

Democrats saw it differently.

A few hours after Bush’s remarks, Democratic leaders engineered passage of legislation requiring the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops to begin within 120 days, and to be completed by April 1, 2008. The measure envisions a limited residual force to train Iraqis, protect U.S. assets and fight al-Qaida and other terrorists.


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The Dallas Morning News (Texas), July 12, 2007

Nobel Laureate Calls for Removal of Bush

By James Hohmann

Nobel Peace Prize winner Betty Williams came from Ireland to Texas to declare that President Bush should be impeached.

In a keynote speech at the International Women’s Peace Conference on Wednesday night, Ms. Williams told a crowd of about 1,000 that the Bush administration has been treacherous and wrong and acted unconstitutionally.

0712 07“Right now, I could kill George Bush,” she said at the Adam’s Mark Hotel and Conference Center in Dallas. “No, I don’t mean that. How could you nonviolently kill somebody? I would love to be able to do that.”

About half the crowd gave her a standing ovation after she called for Mr. Bush’s removal from power.

“The Muslim world right now is suffering beyond belief,” she said.

“Unless the president of the United States is held responsible for what he’s doing and what he has done, there’s no one in the Muslim world who will forgive him.”

When an audience member told Ms. Williams that Vice President Dick Cheney would become president if George Bush were impeached, she said, “Can’t you impeach them both?”

“It’s twisted. It’s all wrong,” she said. “There are so many lies being told. It’s hard to be an American and go out into the world right now.”

Ms. Williams started her speech by asking every member of the audience to hug everyone around them. Then she cut to what amounted to both a call for peace and a stinging rebuke of the American government.

Conference organizers have said that the conference is nonpartisan and that no one was invited to speak about the war in Iraq. After Ms. Williams finished her speech, conference chairwoman Carol Donovan took the podium to say that Ms. Williams did not speak for the conference — only herself.

“It’s important for us to separate the opinion of the person and the position of the conference,” Ms. Donovan said.

Two other Nobel Peace Prize winners, American activist Jody Williams and Rigoberta Menchú Tum of Guatemala, will speak this week as part of the conference. Jody Williams, who was in the audience Wednesday, has also indicated she would speak about Mr. Bush.

“We believe very strongly it was important to have the opportunity to hear these three peace prize winners,” Ms. Donovan said.

Betty Williams won the Nobel Prize in 1976 for creating a group that helped start peace talks in Northern Ireland.

In 1992, Texas Gov. Ann Richards appointed Betty Williams to the Texas Commission for Children and Youth.

Many in the crowd found out that Lady Bird Johnson had died when Jan Sanders, the wife of U.S. District Judge Barefoot Sanders and a close friend of the former first lady, gave an impromptu eulogy.

“She was a friend, a doer, an influencer of world events,” Ms. Sanders said. “She lived a full life. If she were here, she would say to you, ‘Keep on being women doers.’ ”

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And So It Goes …

by- Mentarch … 15:44 EDT

This is what I wrote before concerning the primitive minds of neocons, right-wing madhaters and all those politicos who keep “toeing the party line”:

They lie, they misrepresent, they use decoy arguments and make ad hominem attacks. For them, the use of duplicity, of secrecy, of arguments of (non-existent) conspiracy, of fact (and non-fact) selectivity/cherry-picking, of quacks/fake experts, as well as putting forth logical fallacies, are simply means to an end.

And this ‘end’ is the following: to promulgate, support and defend their beliefs or their ideologies.

Truth be told: these are the only things that truly matter to them.”

Of course, such behavior constitutes nothing more than intellectual sloth-driven incompetence:


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