Thursday, September 30, 2004


Blogs, I have discovered are great fun. First, they keep my friend's mailboxes less cluttered. Next, they give me an opportunity to vent ... and I am always correct with my venting. And lastly I get some interesting email from; freeps, fundamentalists, child pornographers, Repuglies, and other assortered scum that verify my opinion that the death penalty is absolutely essential in some cases ... euthanasia will do in a pinch.

I was informed that my erstwhile Libertarian pal, Tom Knapp, now has a blog that you can see here. Tom is a great guy to visit with and share a bottle of scotch ... he just has some goofy ideas ... but I repeat the fact that he is a Libbyloonie.

Tom and I were on a local talk radio show together, you can see his normal looks, not the "new image" he puts on his blog, by going here. He was kind enough to point out to the not-too-bright girly that runs the radio show that there IS a difference between a bathamet and a Star of David. But it's an understandable mistake on her part ... she's a Repug too.

Tom and I had the fascinating experience of picking the then Presidential Candidate Harry Bowne (and his drop-dead gorgeous wife) at the airport one day and spending an hour with him in a car on the way to a speech in Branson. (There is a really great story about running into my old college pal Jim Bohannon in the men's room -- it wasn't one of his better days). Browne allows how the Libby's will have millions of members by 2004. I managed to keep a straight face, but only because of his wife.

My other read-everyday blog is the one-and-only Ron Davis. Ron is not only the most talented wit I know, he also has my sense of humor. For instance, his lead story today is: "JESUS FOUND FLOATING DOWN THE RIO GRANDE".

How can you not like that??

Tuesday, September 28, 2004


What is the difference between David Koresh and Jenna Bush???

Jenna is still smoking.

Oh m'gawd, Bardot is 70!!!

I hate getting old.

Sunday, September 26, 2004

Bush Nazis raid radio station

Dawn Gable reports: Knoxville First Amendment Radio KFAR 90.9FM. has been raided and equipment confiscated only 3o minutes after the premier of a scheduled weekly 'The Axis of Good' broadcast that discusses the Venezuelan democratization process and its relevance at the Latin American and International levels.

Bolivarian Circles International member Jesus Rivas had introduced his program saying that "many progressive and liberal minded people ask about the (Venezuelan) process ... reliable information on topics or interest regarding the process is difficult to obtain in the United States of America ... especially in English ... so the radio show in English aimed to discuss all types of alternates with Venezuelan music." Jesus Rivas' show, which admittedly has a modest audience, is exactly the kind of grassroots communication that the current US Bush 2 administration does not want between the citizens of the US and Venezuela.

But, in a curious pretext, US FCC authorities acted precipitously on a spurious claim that KFAR 90.9FM was interfering with other frequencies and alleged that the radio station was broadcasting a higher wattage than permitted.

Radio KFAR has denied the accusation and instead draws attention to the fact that the raiding order was signed by an FBI operative known to broadcast personnel and it is possible that the FBI was monitoring KFAR's broadcast when they decided to take prevent transmission. "If the Bush administration wants to 'go Iraq' on Venezuela and fabricate a war with some made up excuse to invade it to loot the country from their wealth, they'll need to make sure they can construe Chavez as an evil dictator with no popular support ... they do have a lot of media paid PR working on that."

Radio KFAR executives are trying to obtain the return of their transmission gear back but so there is no information available from the authorities as to when or if this will happen.

Saturday, September 25, 2004

God, please, no more ..

The next time you listen to the naturopath, with a mail order degree, giving you medical advice on his infomercial on radio station KWTO, and telling you it's "natural" and "safe", keep this story in mind...

"God, please, no more," 19-year-old Sean Flanagan gasped, the last words he spoke before he died after a treatment from naturopath Brian O'Connell that went terribly wrong....

See the rest of this mess here.

Who is more scary??

The Taliban or that pfat pfool pFalwell?

Easy question. pFalwell is here and now-- the Taliban is somewhere else. Other than that, they are exactly the same. The Taliban had the religious state the pFalwell wants, run by the tenents of a version of the Old Testament Bible, called the Koran. pFalwell has his own version.

pFalwell, says gawd hates gays, and so does he. While most would say that this speaks more to pFalwell's own sexual insecurity than to his religion, he/she/it wants to have his/her/things religious view placed into law through a constitutional admendment. Kinda' like the Taliban would do.

pFalwell, kicked out of Baptist Bible College for a panty raid gone sour, is now the moral voice of the Republican Party. Good for them. They can have spokesmen like the phat pfool, and live with the consequenses. And let's see what those might be.

It might be that the CEO of the Trinity Broadcasting Network would have to pay hush money to his ... er .... ahem ... male friend who was going to go public about their... er ... ah ... friendship.

If you go here you can find 30 organizations of the Log Cabin Republicans themselves -- a goodly number of which are in, Oh-m'gawd ------ Texas, who probably would like to enjoy the rights that other Americans enjoy.

But does the party of the "big tent" want them around. HAHAHAHAH , ya' gotta' be kiddin', right?

Man, this is a great wedge issue that the pfat pfool and his pflakey pfriends can talk about rather than life and death issues like war, poverty, health, and why the world looks at the pfat pfool and bin Laudin and sees absolutely no difference. pFat pFalwell should stick to his pals the pfellowtubbies.

In fact, I challenge you to tell me the difference of living in a state run by the Taliban and the pfat pfool -- bettcha' can't do it.

Someone should buy the pfat pfool a butt plug for xmas. Except he is so anally retentive it would probably be lost forever.

Friday, September 24, 2004

Just plain WOW!!!

An essay by E. L. Doctorow contains this:

They come to his desk not as youngsters with mothers and fathers or wives and children who will suffer to the end of their days a terribly torn fabric of familial relationships and the inconsolable remembrance of aborted life . . . they come to his desk as a political liability, which is why the press is not permitted to photograph the arrival of their coffins from Iraq.

Finally, the media amplify his character into our moral weather report. He becomes the face of our sky, the conditions that prevail. How can we sustain ourselves as the United States of America given the stupid and ineffective warmaking, the constitutionally insensitive lawgiving, and the monarchal economics of this president? He cannot mourn but is a figure of such moral vacancy as to make us mourn for ourselves.

You can read the entire essay here. It is the most damning thing ever written about George Bush.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Spinning Rather's screw up

You would think that as much as the crazy right wing hates Dan Rather, they would be satisfied just to see him screw up and have to publicly apologies ... but noooooooooo ...that not enough for the spinners.

First, Rather did screw up. As managing editor he is where the buck stops. Why he didn't insist on seeing the original documents seems to be to be at best sloppy work, and at worst, a symptom of why "journalism" stinks so badly today. It's nothing that you don't see every day in your local paper or on Fox News or ...Gawd ... talk radio, the worst of the lot.

Second, we don't have the full story of this one yet. Not by a long shot. While the spinners have been screaming about the "process" of the mistake ... none of them, save the BBC, have been the slightest bit interested in the truths contained in the information. None of which have been denied by George Bush, his spokesmen, or anyone else.


George Bush was trained at the taxpayer cost of millions of dollars to fly.


George Bush went to a different unit in Alabama, where no one ever saw him, for reasons that are not to this day clear.


George Bush, for some reason, refused to take a medical exam, when given a direct order to do so.


George Bush transferred out of the Alabama Air Guard and given direct orders to report to another unit of his choice and never did so.

Those are the fact behind the documents. Those are the facts ignored by George Bush and all his spinners.

Bush himself could have laid all these questions to rest years ago by answering them honestly and not evading the questions. In addition, evidence exists that his records were "scrubbed" and so he thinks that no written trail as to his misbehavior exists.

He is wrong ... and every journalist and former military person, knows it. That's why the search goes on for documents in out-of-the-way places. And that is why Rather accepted the documents at face value.

Some idiot on talk radio says that Bush should sue CBS for defamation. I would love to see this. We could put Bunnypants under oath ...and gee ...remember what fun you can have with putting Presidents under oath??

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Cops realize they look like assholes

Remember that story of the mother who's son was killed, who was arrested at a Bush rally for one of those crap charges that cops use to throw you in jail when you haven't done anything wrong? Seems as though her son was killed in Iraq, and she was unpatriotic enough to want to know why ... rather than just being a good little sheeple, and going home and shutting up?

See the story here

Well, it turns out that the military is filled with the same old jerks, creeps, sadists, and low-life scum that we got to know so well during Vietnam. They are almost as bad as the cops that arrested her.

See the partial answer to her questions here.

But how's this for an exerpt:

He was in debt. If you're looking for me to say patriotism, I'm not. They [the Army] offer you the world. They give you signing bonuses. Give you college, upfront money, health insurance ­ [recruiters are] great salesmen.

How long did he serve for before going to Iraq? Nothing. He had just finished training at end of July. He went to Fort Drum on Monday. They told him on Tuesday, you're gone, you're out. He never had experience being in charge. He definitely did not have training in what ended up killing him.

Friday, September 17, 2004

Just Fuckin' Crazies


Read what Colin Powell says about the neo-cons and George Bush ...

"US Secretary of State Colin Powell described neo-conservatives in the Bush administration as 'fucking crazies' during the build-up to war in Iraq."

Shut your mouth up -- woman... [links to

A woman wearing a T-shirt with the words "President Bush You Killed My Son" and a picture of a soldier killed in Iraq was detained Thursday after she interrupted a campaign speech by First lady Laura Bush.

Police escorted Sue Niederer of Hopewell, N.J., from a rally at a firehouse after she demanded to know why her son, Army 1st Lt. Seth Dvorin, 24, was killed in Iraq.

Dvorin died in February while trying to disarm a bomb. As shouts of "Four More Years" subsided, Niederer, standing in the middle of a crowd of some 700, continued to shout about the killing of her son. Secret Service and local police escorted her out of the event, handcuffed her and placed her in the back of a police van.

The first lady continued speaking, touting her husband's record on the economy, health care and the war on terror to those attending the rally in this suburban community of 90,000 people near Trenton. Mrs. Bush made several references to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks during her speech.

She said that many in New Jersey, including some in neighborhoods near the firehouse, lost family members that day. "Too many people here had a loved one that went to work in New York that day," Bush said. "It's for our country, it's for our children, our grandchildren that we do the hard work of confronting terror."

Fuck family members of soldiers that died during Gorgie-Porgies war on Weapons of Mass Destrution in Iraq ..

And fuck you too .. to the little people in the military .. and your mothers too ...

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Iraq Outlook - Gloomy to alarming to disasterous

You can read the story here

It "would be fair" to call the document "pessimistic," the official added. But "the contents shouldn't come as a particular surprise to anyone who is following developments in Iraq. It encapsulates trends that are clearly apparent."

As chaos takes hold in the destroyed country, and US deaths reach the highest levels so far, the Bush administration takes the second chimp approach -- hear no evil.

George Bush was overheard today talking to Kinda'Sleezy Rice saying, "Halliburton's going to take care of it." At a press conference the acid loving Donald said that, "Is Iraq a horror? Some might say that. Are the Iraqis asking again for water and lights? Some might just call that selfish. Did that snake in the fire emergency box outside the door rise up an spit at me like a demon from hell when I walked by? There are witnesses. "

There will be no elections because there is no more Iraq. We bought it in blood and dollars given to Brown and Root. There are three Iraqs. One in the north, run by the Kurds, and so-so friendly until they can get their army built up and establish the Kurdish State out of part of Iraq, part of Turkey, and part of Iran. There is the Shite State of the South -- we are staying away as far as we can, and letting our British co-conspirators have this tar-baby. And there is what we laughingly call a country, centered on Baghdad, who dosen't even have a police force that can stay alive ... lot's less the Army it will need to fight off Syria and Iran.

And that's where we come in ... again ... and again ... and again ....

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Ozarks Goober Goes Shoppin'

I ain't much for shopping,
Or for goin' into town
Except at cattle-shipping time,
I ain't too easily found.

But the day came when I had to go
I left the kids with Ma.
But 'fore I left, she asked me,
"Would you pick me up a bra?"

So without thinkin' I said, "Sure,
"How tough could that job be?
An' I bent down and kissed her
An' said, "I'll be back by three."

Well, I done the things I needed,
But I started to regret
Ever offering to buy that thing
I worked me up a sweat.

I walked into the ladies shop
My hat pulled over my eyes,
I didn't want to take a chance
On bein' recognized.

I walked up to the sales clerk
I didn't hem or haw
I told that lady right straight out,
"I'm here to buy a bra."

From behind I heard some snickers,
So I turned around to see
Every woman in that store
Was a'gawkin' right at me!

"What kind! would you be looking for?
Well, I just scratched my head.
I'd only seen one kind before,
"Thought bras was bras," I said.
She gave me a disgusted look,
"Well sir, that's where you're wrong.
Follow me," I heard her say,

Like a dog, I tagged along.

She took me down this alley
Where bras was on display.
I thought my jaw would hit the floor
When I saw that lingerie.

They had all these different styles
That I'd never seen before
I thought I'd go plumb crazy'fore

I left that women's store.

They had bras you wear for eighteen hours
And bras that cross your heart.
There was bras that lift and separate,
And that was just the start.

They had bras that made you feel
Like you ain't wearing one at all,
And bras that you can train in
When you start off when you're small.

Well, I finally made my mind up
Picked a black and lacy one
I told the lady, "Bag it up,"
And figured I was done.

But then she asked me for the size

I didn't hesitate
I knew that measurement by heart,"A six-and-seven-eighths."
"Six and seven eighths you say?
That really isn't right."
"Oh, yes ma'am! I'm real positive
I measured them last night!"

I thought that she'd go into shock,
Musta took her by surprise
When I told her that my wife's bust
Was the same as my hat size.

"That's what I used to measure with,
I figured it was fair,
But if I'm wrong, I'm sorry ma'am.
"This drew another stare.

By now a crowd had gathered
And they all was crackin' up
When the lady asked to see my hat,
To measure for the cup.

When she finally had it figured,
I gave the gal her pay.
Then I turned to leave the store,
Tipped my hat and said, "Good day."

My wife had heard the story'fore I ever made it home.
She'd talked to fifteen women
Who called her on the phone.
She was still a-laughin'
But by then I didn't care.
Now she don't ask and I don't shop! For women's underwear.

~author unknown~

(But it does sound like Baxter Black, doesn't it?)

Monday, September 13, 2004

Al gore unzips pants and finds he's got a pair

I stole this title from a Ron Davis blog about John Kerry ... it now looks like Al has some cohones ....] Gore Unleashes Fury on Democrats'

Al Gore's stiff jokes are gone now, replaced by recount jokes. The cautious campaigner of 2000 is gone, too, replaced by a fire-breathing Bush basher. When Gore delivered his latest-in-a-series slam at the Republicans last week, faulting Vice President Dick Cheney for "sleazy and despicable" criticism of the Democrats, a White House spokesman dismissively responded: "Consider the source."

Well, Gore used to be the vice president. And, as he likes to say, he used to be the next president of the United States. Now, he is Al Gore, private citizen _ unleashed.

Speaking with a freedom and passion less frequently seen in his own political campaigns, Gore is happily making speeches, raking in money and generally raising hell for John Kerry and the Democratic Party these days. In his spare time, he's also teaching at three universities and raising money for himself through various business ventures. In recent weeks and months, as an uncensored voice for the Democratic cause, Gore has skewered President Bush's team for moral cowardice, the "lowest sort of politics imaginable," aligning itself with "digital brownshirts" who intimidate the press, and political tactics as craven as those of Richard Nixon. Just to cite a few examples.

It's red meat for loyal Democrats, to whom Gore is the embodiment of what is at stake on Nov. 2. "There's a lot of emotion that's wrapped up in the outcome of 2000, which I think he can use constructively in 2004," says Democratic consultant Michael Feldman, a former Gore adviser. Just ask 76-year-old Jim McNeil, a retired steelworker who turned out to hear Gore speak at the United Steelworkers of America headquarters in downtown Pittsburgh last week. "There stands the real president," said McNeil, who then made just the sought-after segue into support for Kerry on Election Day. Republicans, however, say Gore's passion on the campaign path has reached an unhealthy fever pitch that could do Democrats more harm than good. GOP strategist Keith Appell likens him to "some kind of cheerleader on acid." "Some of the things he has said have been outrageous and he says them in this high-pitched scream," Appell said. "I really don't know what to call that." When Gore, in an interview with The New Yorker, compared Bush's faith to "the same fundamentalist impulse that we see in Saudi Arabia" and elsewhere, the Bush campaign distributed a statement from GOP consultant Ralph Reed, a former leader of the Christian Coalition, calling the comments "reckless and irresponsible." If Kerry's advisers have any nervousness about Gore's high-octane attacks, they're not showing it in public. "Gore will be a tremendous asset to us in a number of targeted battleground states and we're happy to have his help," said David Morehouse, a senior Kerry adviser.

As for Gore's more outspoken criticisms, Morehouse adds, "He's a former vice president who's entitled to say what he believes." Gore isn't just stumping for Kerry. He's also campaigning for other Democratic candidates for whom the former vice president can be a huge draw. Last Wednesday, for example, Gore and wife Tipper hosted a house party for Tennessee legislative candidates that raised a record quarter-million dollars. On Thursday, he made two stops in Pennsylvania for Kerry. On Friday, he was in Illinois, raising money for Democratic House candidate Melissa Bean. Pollster Andy Kohut, director of the Pew Research Center for the People &the Press, said Gore is "emblematic of happier days" to many Democrats. But Kohut cautioned that "swing voters tend to be moderate, and if he comes across as too over the top, there's a risk." The pollster added, though, "Certainly he's not any more over-the-top than Dick Cheney." Gore, who talks with Kerry frequently, had a first-day speaking role at the Democratic convention in Boston, where he toned down his rhetoric in keeping with the party's goal of projecting a positive tone from the podium. But party activists are happy to see Gore take a harder line on the hustings. And some wonder how the 2000 election might have ended if only Gore had been similarly passionate in his denunciations of Bush then. "He was shackled with the trappings of the office of vice president in 2000 and it's a shame, because I think it certainly held him back," says Warren Gooch, a lawyer and party fund-raiser in Gore's home state of Tennessee.

"If he had been a little more forceful, a little more open and perhaps a little less cautious in 2000, it could possibly have made a difference." Gore was warmly cheered as he took center stage in Boston. Before speaking, he paused to acknowledge the ovation, patting his hand on his heart in a reprise of the same gesture he made four years earlier, when he was accepting his party's nomination rather than merely endorsing its choice of another man. This time, the gesture had an almost wistful element to it. And then Gore heaved a sigh and went on with his speech.

Posting responses to this blog ...

I discovered how to make the settings where you don't have to register to respond to the blog ... If you are like me you even hate to give out an email addy to a website who might sell it to a spammer ...

So respond away, freepers ... I do wish I had your email addys ,,,,

Sunday, September 12, 2004

A really terrific interview

Thanks to my friend Jim Terr ....

For providing this link .....

"He’s wrapped himself in the glory of a veteran and military.

"He is possibly the least qualified person, apart from Dick Cheney who didn't turn up at all, to do this. But it's very dangerous because he's playing to a streak in American life of not so much the military, but the people who see the military as a repository of republican values, of the one incorruptible part of American society. These people have very low regard for politicians, journalists, lawyers, but the military, they're the people who make sacrifices. He has wrapped himself in that.

"What he's saying now is ‘You cannot criticize my war in Iraq, because you're criticizing our military serving abroad, and I represent our military.’ I'm surprised by the number of times that he has called himself the commander-in-chief. He's always calling himself the commander-in-chief. A commander-in-chief that ignores the advice of his own military, leads us into a war that he declared was over 15 months ago when he landed on the USS Abraham Lincoln. It was to announce it was an end to significant hostilities, it was mission accomplished. A lousy commander-in-chief on his current record, and he has no rights for the pretensions for the military on his past record."

Springburg Bluesfest

What a wonderful event.

My pal Ron Davis will have more on his blog later. I had sworn to scoop him on the first blog-post, but --- I can't win them all.

Probably by Friday I will have film back from the lab for some photos ... stay tuned.

It was a first time for me ... but it definitely will not be the last. Davis and Woody Justice (the local jeweler, raconteur, and general man-about-town) had done a lot of work, and set up a VIP tent, which provided badly needed shade for me, plus some very welcome adult beverages. Woody is a really nice guy and all of his staff deserve congrats for a great show.

The entertainment was spectacular. I will have more to say when the photos come back, but there were two girls who performed that I had never heard of who were nothing short of spectaular ... I think they are going to go somewhere in show biz.

If you are anywhere around Springfield, Missouri about this time next year, make plans for a day at Bluesfest. Also, in a wonderfully filled weekend, the Japanese Stroll Gardens, has it's fall festival. Complete with entertainment from our sister city. To see this park is pure eye candy. Almost as good as a pretty girl.

N Korea sets off nuke???,5744,10748144%5E2703,00.html

Hundreds in S Korea report hearing a monster explosion and seeing a mushroom shaped cloud over N Korea last week.

What have you heard about this in the US press?

To say this is scary is a huge understatement. Japan will be all over our asses to take them out and it will be very difficult for us to say "no".

The capitol of S Korea is in immediate mortal danger.

If they have one that works you can bet the baby that they have more ... exactly how many? They have said in the tens ...

Colin Powell says it's a forest fire.

Iraq and N Korea ... the shit created by the neo-cons just keeps getting deeper and deeper. And there are people who will vote to put them into office (note: I did not say reelect).

Take one kitty, one very large bottle of valium...

And this is what you get ......

It is football season after all ...

Suppose we can do the same to Rhummy, Unca' Dick-Dick, and Zig-Zag-Zell?

Friday, September 10, 2004

Butler croaks, GOP HQ in mourning

Richard Butler died Wed. I am saddened to report his death was quick, painless amd natural.

Too bad ... so sad ...

He was preceeded in death by his favorite german shepard, Blondi, and his long-time female companion Heidi. He is survived by a son, living in Brazil, who has disowned the family over internal political conflicts.

Cremation plans are incomplete, but Republican leader David Duke is expected to pay his respects to a man he called, "The God and Father of the Conservative Movement." Actor and NRA leader Charlton Heston was said to become misty-eyed as an extra dollop of oatmeal rolled down his chin.

The ashes will be returned to Hairslick, Massabama, where after a cortege of his favorite autos, 56 Red Ford pick-ups, the ashes will be stored in a rusty file cabinet, empty awaiting his remains save for a lone, thin, yellowing folder of news reports of the Neuremburg War Trials, marked by aquamarine crayon crosses.

Butler, noted racist and leader of the skinheads and Aryan Nations, was arrested several years ago in an airport with his black girlfriend, a 31-year-old stripper known as the "Latin Princess," on a forgery warrant, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The Republican Headquarters did not announce when it would reopen, however, an unidentified spokesman said, "He was a man of rare intellect and compassion. He really loved that dog and it broke his heart when he decided to shoot it."

Hey Pat, just take it and stuff it ...

That's the message from Florida Republicans to Pat Robertson, his pfat pfriend pFalwell, and to all the assholes who prayed for God to send a hurricane to Florida to kill all the gays.

Yep, that crazy Robertson woman, prayed on TV back in 1999 for doG to destroy Disneyworld with a hurricane for having a gay day. (Those fools actually think greenbacks from faggots spend as well as dollars from the Cherry Street Baptist Church).

Well, doG took her own sweet time to do it. But unlike the Biblical way of visiting death and destruction on humans God decided to punish the innocent non-gays rather than those fruits at Disneyworld ... or at least he/she/it has got very bad aim with Charlie and Frances and Disneyword is still standing -- so it's time for another try with Ivan.

There are a lot of Florida residents who wish (or is that, swish) that God would get his aim down a little better and send lightning bolts, or columns of fire, that would only squash Disneyword, and spare their homes and lives.

Identifying a Radio Shithead

First question --why bother?

I have known a few of these local radio types in my life, and I can identify one a block away. They drive an '85 Chevy with about two dozen stickers for whatever radio station they work for today, (covering the two dozen stickers for the stations they worked for yesterday). They are wearing clothes that came directly, brand new, and pre-washed, from the shelves of Sister Marie's Clothe the Homeless outlet. They wear wool caps in the summer ... geeeeeeezzzzzeeee, even Wolfman Jack dressed like a human being.

Soap is not on the grocery list. If you don't believe this, just walk into a radio studio, after the local talk DJ has left. The words that come to mind are, Gag a Maggot. Need you ask why they are never seen with a date?

They actually think they are both smart, and important. That, of course, is why they are so highly paid. Even the bobblehead on local TV news is smart enough to make a good living.

But to prove that even the lowest human form can have a little place of power under the sun they do exercise what little they are given .. this is particularly apparent in AM talk radio. They control the mute button on the console. And they can kick the cat when they get home.

HEY!! I didn't say it was important power ... I said it was what they got.

They actually think that they have some sort of doG-given right to be censors. They swagger around more than Goering with his Field Marshall's Baton, saying .... "I can cut you off asshole listener" (I wonder if that explains the local talk radio station rating 15th in a market of 20 stations -- but I digress). It's a small power ... but it takes the place of having a real life with daydreams of becoming propaganda minister for the grinning chimp we have appointed as pResident in Charge.

They have a website here. If you are into so-called adults whining it's a great place for a few laughs. But don't dare post anything there that has the tiniest bit of wit or real humor. The list-furher has a dim view of anything that makes him look as stupid as he is and will remove it without a word of explanation -- just because he can. But if you are smart, you can post something while this 13 year-old with a keyboard and a dial-up connection is hanging around the water cooler bragging about that great pipe he smoked last night. At least 50 people will be able to read it and get the point (HAHAHAHAHAHA --- did I actually say that? HAHAHAHAHA) before he can delete it.

For a photo of a typical talk radio DJ, click here

My pal Ron Davis had a radio show once. They hated him. He was everything they arn't. Smart, funny, well-informed. In other words, someone who made it thru the third grade.

They finally censored him.

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

The Gerbil Chronicles

It was reported today in the Palm Beach News that a balding fat man showed up at the Emergency Room at Palm Beach Community hospital complaining of abdominal pain and requesting both oxycontin and vicodan for relief.

The hospital declined to identify the patient, who arrived by limousine, and claimed to be a visitor to the area who was "just looking for a Denny's breakfast bar" when stricken by severe pain.

In a possibly related report, the Palm Beach Airport reported that at about the same time an unmarked G-4 corporate jet arrived and the occupants were whisked off in a black limo. The tracing of the tail numbers on the jet reveal it to be registered to a possibly ficticious entity called EIB. Antiterrorism agents of the FBI are investigating.

At the hospital, the patient was accompanied by a large black woman, wearing a flowered dress, shawl, and floppy wide-brimmed hat with fake fruit decorations who identified herself as Thomisina Clarence. With her was a stooped, balding, white man who only would identify himself as Chino Richards, and who sat in a corner and snarled at all small children who passed by him.

After an extensive examination four duct-tape wrapped gerbils were removed from the patient's rectum. The patient was released with instructions to, "be careful where he sat".

An hour later the patient reappeared at the emergency room, and you know what that means don't you?

Yep ....

They missed a gerbil.

Cheney, the Foul-Mouthed Dick

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Democrat John Edwards urged President Bush on Wednesday to renounce Vice President Dick Cheney's statement that the United States risks another terrorist attack if voters make the wrong election choice, calling the warning dishonorable and un-American.

``This statement by the vice president of the United States was intended to divide us,'' Edwards said. ``It was calculated to divide us on an issue of safety and security for the American people. It's wrong and it's un-American.''

Edwards made his comments to supporters while campaigning in West Virginia, a day after Cheney said at a town hall meeting in Iowa, ``It's absolutely essential that eight weeks from today, on Nov. 2, we make the right choice, because if we make the wrong choice then the danger is that we'll get hit again and we'll be hit in a way that will be devastating from the standpoint of the United States.''

How stunningly desperate and despicable, coming from a snarling loser.

You are going to vote for someone other than Bush this year. Well, don't blame me for the next 3,000 people killed in the next attack -- blame yourself.

If Nazism is defined as a coalition of the corporate and the state ... Dick is the Goebbles, Goering, and Hitler rolled into one.

Dim Son batting 1000

Yesterday the 1000th military man or woman died in the wastes of Iraq.

The means that George Bush has cost the lives of 836 additional Americans since he strutted on the carrier and announced, "Mission Accomplished".

This is addition to 7,500 Americans wounded, some severely enough to be awarded the Purple Heart, and 3,500 seriously enough to require lifetime care from a Veterans Administration that Bush has gutted.

And just as a matter of humanity, an estimated 25,000 Iraquis are dead; fighters, women, children -- anyone unlucky enough to be under a bomb or be in the path of a 25 mm explosive round.

Osama, you will be happy to know, is still alive and well, and the militants are killing children wholesale in schools in spite of the fact that we had him located, and pinned in the mountains of Tora Bora, and let him slip away through a massive political miscalculation.

Meanwhile, on the campaign trail, Bush continues to make the connection between Sept 11th and Iraq, even though he himself -- and ALL evidence -- refutes this assertion.

In Iraq we got rid of the Bathist leader, and now have designated Saddam's Bathist Party members as leaders of the country. The south is in full scale Shite Revolutionary revolt, and the Kurds in the north are using the power vacumn we created to carve out the long-sought Kurdish State. (Heads up Turkey, you are next)

Who exactly has caused more death in Iraq? Saddam -- or us?

Things are a freaking mess.

John Kerry wants to get us out in four years. Bush thinks we can never get out. Meanwhile Rummy and Wolfie are rattling sabers at Syria and Iran. This is an administration that desires never-ending war, never-ending death and destruction, never ending chaos, a never ending $200 billion per year drain on our national treasure.

For what purpose?

To create an apocalyptic scenario in the Middle East which will finally drag Israel into the whole stinking caldron, and the Jesus-lovin' George and all the fundamentist Kristian Krazies can have their Armagaddon, and the return of Jesus and everybody but them will go to hell and the earth will be destroyed.

Monday, September 06, 2004

Georgie Porgie and Pickles too

George and Pickles are at a Yankee's Game, sitting in the first row, with the Secret Service people.

One of the Secret Service guys leans forward and says something to Dubya. First he stares at the guy, looks at Pickles, looks back at the agent, and shakes his head violently. The agent then said, "Mr. President, it was an unanimous request from the owner of the team to the bat boy."

What really gets Dubya going is when the agent tells him the fans would love it! So he says, "If that is what the people want." Then he gets up, grabs Pickles by her collar and the seat of her pants, and drops her over the wall into the field. She gets up swearing and the crowd goes wild, cheering and applauding. Dubya is smiling, and tells the agent, "You were right, I would have never believed that!"

Then noticing the agent has gone totally pale, he asks what is wrong. The agent replies, "Sir, I said, they want you to throw out the first pitch!"

Sunday, September 05, 2004

Insane Fundys and Republicans

Friday, September 03, 2004

HOT-HOT-HOT The Missing year

George W Bush's missing year 'Who was this guy who came in late and left early?' After thirty years of silence, Mary Jacoby finds out what the future President really did in 1972 Thursday September 2, 2004 Before Karl Rove, Lee Atwater or even James Baker, the Bush family's political guru was a gregarious newspaper owner and campaign consultant from Midland, Texas, named Jimmy Allison.

In the spring of 1972, George HW Bush phoned his friend and asked a favour: Could Allison find a place on the Senate campaign he was managing in Alabama for his troublesome eldest son, the 25-year-old George W Bush? "The impression I had was that Georgie was raising a lot of hell in Houston, getting in trouble and embarrassing the family, and they just really wanted to get him out of Houston and under Jimmy's wing," Allison's widow, Linda, told me. "And Jimmy said, 'Sure.' He was so loyal."

Linda Allison's story, never before published, contradicts the Bush campaign's assertion that George W Bush transferred from the Texas Air National Guard to the Alabama National Guard in 1972 because he received an irresistible offer to gain high-level experience on the campaign of Bush family friend Winton "Red" Blount. In fact, according to what Allison says her late husband told her, the younger Bush had become a political liability for his father, who was then the United States ambassador to the United Nations, and the family wanted him out of Texas. "I think they wanted someone they trusted to keep an eye on him," Linda Allison said.

After more than three decades of silence, Allison spoke with Salon over several days before and during the Republican National Convention this week - motivated, as she acknowledged, by a complex mixture of emotions. They include pride in her late husband's accomplishments, a desire to see him remembered, and concern about the apparent double standard in Bush surrogates attacking John Kerry's Vietnam War record while ignoring the president's irresponsible conduct during the war. She also admits to bewilderment and hurt over the rupture her husband experienced in his friendship with George and Barbara Bush. To this day, Allison is unsure what caused the break, though she suspects it had something to do with her husband's opposition to the elder Bush becoming chairman of the Republican National Committee under President Nixon. "Something happened that I don't know about. But I do know that Jimmy didn't expect it, and it broke his heart," she said, describing a ruthless side to the genial Bush clan of which few outsiders are aware.

Personal history aside, Allison's recollections of the young George Bush in Alabama in 1972 are relevant as a contrast to the medals for valour and bravery that Kerry won in Vietnam in the same era. An apparent front group for the Bush campaign, Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, has attacked Kerry in television ads as a liar and traitor to veterans for later opposing a war that cost 58,000 American lives. Bush, who has resisted calls from former Vietnam War POW John McCain, R-Ariz, to repudiate the Swift Boat ads, has said he served honourably in the National Guard. Allison's account corroborates a Washington Post investigation in February that found no credible witnesses to the service in the Alabama National Guard that Bush maintains he performed, despite a lack of documentary evidence. Asked if she'd ever seen Bush in a uniform, Allison said: "Good lord, no. I had no idea that the National Guard was involved in his life in any way."

Allison also confirmed previously published accounts that Bush often showed up in the Blount campaign offices around noon, boasting about how much alcohol he had consumed the night before. (Bush has admitted that he was a heavy drinker in those years, but he has refused to say whether he also used drugs). "After about a month I asked Jimmy what was Georgie's job, because I couldn't figure it out. I never saw him do anything. He told me it basically consisted of him contacting people who were impressed by his name and asking for contributions and support," Allison said. C Murphy Archibald, a nephew of Red Blount by marriage and a Vietnam veteran who volunteered on the campaign from September 1972 until election night, corroborated Allison's recollections, though he doesn't recall that the Bush name carried much cachet in Alabama at the time. "I say that because the scuttlebutt on the campaign was that Allison was very sharp and might actually be able to pull off this difficult race" against the incumbent Democrat, Sen John Sparkman, Archibald said. "But then no one understood why he brought this young guy from Texas along. It was like, 'Who was this guy who comes in late and leaves early? And why would Jimmy Allison, who was so impressive, bring him on?'"

Bush, who had a paid slot as Allison's deputy in a campaign staffed largely by volunteers, sat in a little office next to Allison's, said Archibald, a workers compensation lawyer in Charlotte, NC. Indeed, when Bush was actually there, he did make phone calls to county chairmen. But he neglected his other duty: the mundane but important task of mailing out campaign materials to the county campaign chairs. Archibald took up the slack, at Allison's request. "Jimmy didn't say anything about George. He just said, 'These materials are not getting out. It's causing the candidate problems. Will you take it over?'"

While Kerry earned a Silver Star and a Bronze Star after saving a crewmate's life under fire on the Mekong River in Vietnam, by contrast, the Georgie that Allison knew was a young man whose parents did not allow him to live with the consequences of his own mistakes. His powerful father - whom the son seemed to both idolise and resent - was a lifeline for Bush out of predicaments. After Bush graduated from Yale in 1968, his slot in the Texas Air National Guard allowed him to avoid active duty service in Vietnam. The former speaker of the Texas state House, Democrat Ben Barnes, now admits he pulled strings to get Bush his coveted guard slot, and says he's "ashamed" of the deed. "60 Minutes" will air an interview with Barnes next Wednesday, but George HW Bush denounced Barnes' claims in an interview aired on CBS. "They keep saying that and it's a lie, a total lie. Nobody's come up with any evidence, and yet it's repeated all the time," the former president said, in what could just as well describe the playbook for the Swift Boat Veterans ads. Yet, after receiving unusual permission to transfer to the Alabama Guard from Texas, Bush has produced no evidence he showed up for service for anything other than a dental exam. Later, Bush would trade on his father's connections to enter the oil business, and when his ventures failed, trade on more connections to find investors to bail him out. Linda Allison's story fills in the details about a missing chapter in the story of how George Bush Sr's friends helped his wastrel son.

The Bush campaign, decamped to New York for the convention, did not return a phone call by late Wednesday. A graceful blonde with a Texas drawl, Linda Allison now lives on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in an apartment decorated in the dusky tones of Tuscany with a magnificent view of the high-rises framing Central Park. I visited her there Monday on the opening night of the Republican National Convention as she related publicly for the first time her long and ultimately painful history with the Bush family. On the table between us were two photographs of her late husband -- an elfin man with curly hair, shown in animated conversation. From her drawers she pulled out old letters and notes from Barbara Bush, George HW Bush and even one from George W Bush, written to Jimmy in 1978 as he was dying of cancer. Jimmy Allison's family owned the Midland Reporter-Telegram and other small-town newspapers, and they were part of the establishment in the West Texas oil town where Bush senior made his fortune and Bush junior grew up. Still, Allison has been almost completely forgotten in the semi-official stories of the Bush dynasty's rise; his role as political fixer and family friend has been airbrushed out of Barbara Bush's autobiography and other accounts. But he was one of the originators of what evolved into the GOP's "Southern strategy," helping George HW Bush win election to Congress in 1966 at a time when Republicans in Texas were virtually unheard of. The Blount Senate campaign he ran against the Democrat, Sparkman, in 1972 was notable for a dirty racial trick: The Blount side edited a transcript of a radio interview Sparkman had given to make it appear he supported busing, a poison position at that time in the South. When Sparkman found an unedited script and exposed the trick, the Blount campaign was finished. But it was an early introduction for Bush to the kinds of tricks that later Republican strategists associated with the Bush political machine would use against Democrats, often to victorious effect.

After Bush won a House seat in 1966, Allison followed his patron to Washington as the top staffer in his congressional office and served as deputy director of the Republican National Committee in 1969 and 1970 under President Nixon. It was Allison who advised George W Bush to return to Midland after Harvard Business School to seek his business fortune in the booming oil industry, advice that Bush recalled fondly in a 2001 speech in Midland. When Allison died at age 46, after an agonising battle with lymphoma, both George HW Bush and George W Bush served as pallbearers. "Aide, confidant, campaign manager, source of joke material, alter ego - Allison and Bush were bonded by an uncommon loyalty," former Reagan White House deputy press secretary Peter Roussel, who got his start in politics when Allison invited him to work for Bush's 1968 congressional reelection campaign, wrote in a 1988 newspaper column dedicated to Allison. Linda, too, had a long, though not as close, relationship with the Bushes. She remembers watching Bush in 1964 at a campaign appearance at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, when she was 32 years old and he was running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. "He was so appealing to me. He said all the things that I believed in, and he wasn't like all the other Republicans running in Texas at that time, who were real right-wingers. He had a bigger vision of what the Republican Party could be. I volunteered for his campaign that day, and that's how I ended up being his Dallas County headquarters chairman." Over the years, Linda kept volunteering with the local Republican Party. "And they gave me bigger and bigger things to do. They appreciated me. And I felt like I belonged to something," she said.

But it was also this sense of being connected to a larger, more powerful force that seduced the Allisons - a trap that many aides and friends of important politicians fall into. The dynamic allowed the Bushes -- Barbara especially, Allison said -- to manipulate the friends and supporters they needed to further their ambitions, a lesson she says could not have been lost on the young George. "They had a way of anointing you, then pushing you out," she said. "It was like a mind game. It was very subtle, very hard to describe. But when you were out, you wanted desperately to be let back in." It was how she and Jimmy felt when, in 1973, they experienced a strange and, to Allison, never fully explained rupture with the Bushes, which took place against the backdrop of boorish behaviour by their son that persisted during the time he was nominally under the Allisons' care. The break happened not long after a boozy election-night wake for Blount, who lost his Senate bid to the incumbent Democrat, John Sparkman. Leaving the election-night "celebration," Allison remembers encountering George W Bush in the parking lot, urinating on a car, and hearing later about how he'd yelled obscenities at police officers that night. Bush left a house he'd rented in Montgomery trashed - the furniture broken, walls damaged and a chandelier destroyed, the Birmingham News reported in February. "He was just a rich kid who had no respect for other people's possessions," Mary Smith, a member of the family who rented the house, told the newspaper, adding that a bill sent to Bush for repairs was never paid. And a month later, in December, during a visit to his parents' home in Washington, Bush drunkenly challenged his father to go "mano a mano," as has often been reported.

Around the same time, for the 1972 Christmas holiday, the Allisons met up with the Bushes on vacation in Hobe Sound, Fla. Tension was still evident between Bush and his parents. Linda was a passenger in a car driven by Barbara Bush as they headed to lunch at the local beach club. Bush, who was 26 years old, got on a bicycle and rode in front of the car in a slow, serpentine manner, forcing his mother to crawl along. "He rode so slowly that he kept having to put his foot down to get his balance, and he kept in a weaving pattern so we couldn't get past," Allison recalled. "He was obviously furious with his mother about something, and she was furious at him, too." Jimmy, meanwhile, had larger issues on his mind. According to Linda, he was hoping to use the visit in Florida to convince Bush to turn down the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee because he didn't trust Nixon or his palace guard. "He had been so appalled at the Ehrlichman, Haldeman, Colson group, and he thought they'd sacrifice George. He just wanted to warn him, as a friend," Allison told me. Apparently, Jimmy Allison's advice was not appreciated.

In Hobe Sound, Bush senior kept trying to avoid talking with Jimmy about the RNC, Allison said. Then later, as the Allisons took their leave, Barbara "thanked" them for their Christmas present with unexpected cruelty. "She said, 'I'm so sorry, but we've been so busy this year that we didn't have time to do anything for our political acquaintances.' I swear to God, I'll never forget those two words as long as I live. For her to say that was absolutely appalling. Mind you, Jimmy was an old, old friend. And I had stayed as a houseguest with the Bushes, been invited in my pyjamas into their bedroom to read the papers and drink coffee while Bar rode her exercise bicycle. "Big George was just stricken by this," Allison continued. "There was a wet bar in the hall on the way to the front door. He grabbed this mouldy bottle of Mai Tai that he said had been given to him by the president of China, and he said we just had to have it. Then he plucked this ostrich egg in a beaded bag from a shelf that he said had been given to him by the ambassador to the UN from Nigeria or someplace, and gave it to us. Can you imagine how embarrassing that was?" The Allisons found they were no longer being invited to the Sunday cookouts the Bushes held to chew over the week's political events. And though Jimmy had once been deputy chairman of the RNC, when Bush chaired the committee, he "couldn't even get invited to a cocktail party there," Allison said.

The freeze-out was subtle and surgical. "It took us some time to realise we'd been lopped off," she said. At home, the Allisons once decided to try that dusty bottle of Mai Tai from China that Bush had thrust into their hands in Hobe Sound. They were unable to drink the liquor. "It was so foul. The smell that came out of that thing! We just looked at each other," Allison said. By 1978, Jimmy was dying. Whether out of guilt, genuine affection for old times or a desire to maintain appearances with a revered member of the Midland establishment, the Bushes responded with warmth. Jimmy's heart soared, Allison said. George W Bush, then running unsuccessfully for Congress, wrote his old mentor a letter. "Every person I see in Midland asks about you and sends their regards," Bush wrote. "Like a younger brother, I have treasured your advice, your guidance and most importantly your never selfish friendship." And shortly before he died, George HW Bush - by then an executive at a bank in Houston after having served as head of the Central Intelligence Agency - invited Jimmy back to his home. Elated, Jimmy persuaded the doctors to discharge him for the visit, Linda said. But Linda, who was not consulted, was incensed. Though she drove him to the Bushes, she refused to go in. "I was so furious. I had no way to take care of him. He was so weak, and they had taken him off the morphine, and he was in great pain," she said. In a letter to the editor of Allison's newspaper in Midland after his death, Bush recalled that day: "He swam and relaxed. He was very weak but the warm water soothed him. He gave us hope. 'I'm going to make it,' he said." But soon after Linda picked him up, Jimmy crashed. "He was in so much pain. It was unreal." At the emergency room, he waited 10 hours for medical attention. "I begged them to do something. I begged," she said, wiping tears from her eyes. "He was in so much pain. I was so angry." Jimmy died about a week later.

More than a quarter century later, George W Bush is running for reelection as a "war" president. At the Republican Convention, delegates pass out Purple Heart stickers mocking Kerry's Vietnam wounds as "a self-inflicted scratch," and George HW Bush, speaking on CNN, lauds the Swift Boat Veterans' claims against Kerry as "rather compelling." Karl Rove tells the Associated Press that Kerry's opposition to a war that Bush avoided had served to "tarnish the records and service of people who were defending our country and fighting communism." Barbara Bush tells USA Today: "I die over every untruth that I hear about George - I mean, every one." Linda Allison watches it all from her New York apartment. About George W Bush's disputed sojourn in Alabama, she asks simply: "Can we all be lying?"

Mary Jacoby is Salon's Washington correspondent. This article has been provided by Salon through a special arrangement with Guardian Newspapers Limited. © 2004 Visit the Salon site at

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Zig-Zag-Zell's speech

Just remember two words and one number ....

Pat Buchannon


Woe and begone to the right-wing

No one could have said it better than Garrison Keillor:

The party of Lincoln and Liberty was transmogrified into the party of hairy-backed swamp developers and corporate shills, faith-based economists, fundamentalist bullies with Bibles, Christians of convenience, freelance racists, misanthropic frat boys, shrieking midgets of AM radio, tax cheats, nihilists in golf pants, brownshirts in pinstripes, sweatshop tycoons, hacks, fakirs, aggressive dorks, Lamborghini libertarians, people who believe Neil Armstrong's moonwalk was filmed in Roswell, New Mexico, little honkers out to diminish the rest of us, Newt's evil spawn and their Etch-A-Sketch president, a dull and rigid man suspicious of the free flow of information and of secular institutions, whose philosophy is a jumble of badly sutured body parts trying to walk. Republicans: The No.1 reason the rest of the world thinks we're deaf, dumb and dangerous.

Ya' got that exactly right Garrison.

What have we not heard from the podium in Madison Square Garden. We haven't heard about the economy. Small wonder since the Dim Son has presided over the most jobs lost, both internally, and from lack of interest in preventing big business moving jobs overseas, since that famous economic hero of the neo-cons, Herbert Hoover.

We heard a lot about something called terror. But in an abstract, fool me once-- can't pin me down again, sort of way. We didn't hear about the face that is on terra' in 'Merica, Osama. He might be in a cave in Afganistan, he might be living in luxury next door to the Pfat Jerry (the Jerk) Pfallwel -- who wasn't even invited to NYC -- they keep him so far out of sight even the SETI Institute couldn't find him -- he's an ugly man, and they know it, and he represents THEM.

We got to see Zig-Zag-Zell. Who has grazed on so many sides of the political fence that he must have a kangeroo for a recent ancestor -- and -- a pet rat in his pocket. Zig was definitely off his lithium Wed night. Ms Zag needs to monitor both his meds and suggest a good plastic surgeon.

The convention organizers did ask Unca' Vice President, the Fearless Dick, not to snarl. He almost managed to do it. But one could tell that he really resented the thought of coming out of his hidy-hole to address real people.

The whole dog and pony show will backfire on all of them.

It's the economy stupid ... and the Demos laid a trap for them, and they fell into it. James Carville must be laughing his ass off.

As for the Smirk? Send his sorry, inarticulate, incompetent butt back to a place that deserves him. Texas is fine -- Tinian Island would be better -- and let him put the needle to his fellow believers, who beg him for mercy while he is mocking them, one at a time, rather than putting the shaft wholesale to my Army half a world away.

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Bob Kerry to Swift Boat Liars

No comment on this .. Congressional Medal of Honor awardee Senator Bob Kerry says all of what I think in three words.

To see it go here

It just had to happen

By my good friend, Jim Terr, and you can find more here.

Hey There, Georgie Girl ... right here, right now

Ahnuld tells a big, fat, lie

In the middle of all the plugs for Ahnuld movies at the speech to the Lovers of the Bush Family Evil Empire last night ... Arnuld told a really big whopper ... one that is so egregious that even someone like me with an IQ of 38 caught it immediately.

Der Groppenboober said that he remembered the Nixon-Humphry debates, and watching them on CBS, and thats why he had come here ...

Der Hodemfromfloppin' forgot that those supposed debates were held in 1968 ... he entered the Mr. America contest and came to the US in 1974 ... (that's a girly-boy contest if I ever heard of one).

Another small problem ...


Now he can join the other ranks of the faux-people on the podium as Der Lyin' Groppenfhurer ....

A week of disgrace, brought you by the Pigman and Faux News ... (we lie, you grovel).

What do these people have in common?

Lieutenant General Edward D. Baca (United States Army, Retired)
Lieutenant General Daniel W. Christman (United States Army, Retired)
General Wesley K. Clark (United States Army, Retired)
Admiral William J. Crowe (United States Navy, Retired)
Vice Admiral Lee F. Gunn (United States Navy, Retired)
General Joseph Hoar (United States Marine Corps, Retired)
Lieutenant General Claudia J. Kennedy (United States Army, Retired)
Lieutenant General Donald Kerrick (United States Army, Retired)
General Merrill “Tony” A. McPeak (United States Air Force, Retired)
General John M. Shalikashvili (United States Army, Retired)
Admiral Stansfield Turner (United States Navy, Retired)
General Johnnie E. Wilson (United States Army, Retired)

None of them had to swagger around the flight deck of a carrier, wearing a codspiece, and announce that "Mission Accomplished" to convince themselves that they served honorably in the Armed Forces of the US.

They all are in favor of getting rid of the Smirking Chimp and restoring not just America's credibility as a great peaceful nation, but more and more the credibility of the American military to the world.

What you say?? This mighty Army, armed with precision bombs, M1A1 tanks, 25 mm chain guns, SLAMMER cruise missles, B-2 stealth, nuke subs that can run in your bathtub without being heard, aircraft carriers a quarter of a mile long, is losing to some raggedy-assed bedouins, armed with AK-47s and some rusty artillery shells?

Yep .. that's exactly what I mean. And those flag officers know it too.

Let's look at what General Tony McPeak says:

I'm a fighter pilot, a Vietnam veteran and was our Air Force Chief of Staff during Desert Storm. There is absolutely nothing I take more seriously than the safety of our soldiers and the security of our country. [snip]

I was a Veteran for Bush in the last presidential election because I had hoped this President could provide such leadership. And now, President Bush says he embraces the work of the 9/11 Commission, but we all saw that he fought against the very formation of the commission and continues to the present moment to give it only grudging cooperation, no matter what he says. Why should we believe he will do anything to institute the needed change? [snip]

[T]his Administration has alienated our friends, damaged our credibility around the world, reduced our influence to an all-time low in my lifetime, given hope to our enemies. Unable to persuade or inspire others to stand with us, this President's only tool has been military force, with the consequence that our troops are overextended, bearing the burden of fighting this war virtually alone. [snip]

Of course the strut across the deck and announcing "Mission Acomplished" is soooooooo much more impressive than actually winning DFC's. Even Tony McPeak's "I was there" medals beat Bush's "Unit Award for Clean Hanger Floor" Medals.

All of them say that the Smirking Chimp who keeps a bottle of Jim Beam in the bottom drawer of his file cabinet has to go.

All of them are right.

First, Clinton's Army rolled all over an Iraqui Army that didn't want to fight us, and now is lagered down in the vast stretches of the desert, and when this powerful army sallys forth, a bunch of those raggedy ass types make mincemeat of them. Every terrorist in the world has learned the lesson that the North Vietnamese should have taught us. Power has no meaning if your enemy refuses to fight on your terms.

Today is the third day of the self-described War President's convention... just a couple of miles from the scene of the worst criminal action on American soil. How many times have you heard the name, Osama? For that matter, how many times have you heard the name of the country, Afganistan? Not once?? Sounds about right to me. In fact the "War President" told Matt Lauer on the Today Show that his war on terror, was unwinable. Maybe some Airman First Class who has actually read Lau Tzu, has tipped him off.

War President....

My ass.....