May 11, 2007
Here is something interesting that I found recently. (This is actually from ’05.. but when i found out, and my annoyance for our ‘elected’ leader has only deepen)
“GOP leaders told Bush that his hardcore push to renew the more onerous provisions of the act could further alienate conservatives still mad at the President from his botched attempt to nominate White House Counsel Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court.
“I don’t give a goddamn,” Bush retorted. “I’m the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way.”
“Mr. President,” one aide in the meeting said. “There is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution.”
“Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,” Bush screamed back. “It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!”
It’s pretty upsetting, for me being a american to have Bush, our ‘elected’ leader tell us that our very basis for being American is just a piece of paper. A God-Damned piece of paper at that.
something else to check out.
Aaron Russo’s movie that is coming out. Has some great insight. Doesn’t seem to be coming from a Bias slant (via either party).
Anyway. It’s always good to do a little research. That is my weekly political rant 🙂
April 27, 2007
If you agree with this, sign it. I admire that Edwards is trying to do. – Hydro74
In the last 48 hours both houses of Congress passed a bill to end the war by funding the troops with a clear timeline to bring them home. Bush’s inevitable veto will probably happen in less than 4 days.
Everything depends on what Congress does next. Many in Washington think it’s time to give in. We made our point, they argue, and now we should just give Bush another blank check to extend his war.
No. This Congress was not elected to make points—it was elected to end the war. When Bush vetoes, Congress must pass another spending bill just like this one, that funds the troops and brings them home. And they should do it again. And again. Until we end this war.
We’ve got about 96 hours to flood Washington with the names and comments of constituents calling on Congress to stand firm. We’re aiming to deliver 100,000 names and comments from all over the country before Congress decides its next move. We are not spectators in all of this. Our voice has real power. Please use yours today:
What are we up against here? You’ve seen it already.
How many times have you already heard things like “Democrats are the party of surrender” or “Democrats want to wave the white flag” from right-wing talking heads?
This is the classic Rove/Bush strategy: Pump the airwaves so full of frightening spin that the Democrats second guess themselves into paralysis and give up. Not this time.
We will not be intimidated because we see what’s behind every empty, chest-thumping right-wing talking point. We see another soldier who will never again leave his wheelchair. We see another American family stricken with grief. And we see hundreds of thousands of our men and women in uniform waking up every morning wondering if their family will be the next to lose someone they love.
That’s why we have no choice: we’ve got to be louder than Rove, louder than Bush, and louder than any fear that might throw Congress off course. That might sound impossible. But if that’s what it takes, then we’ve got to do the impossible—and together I firmly believe that we can.
Please add your name and comments today, and we’ll make sure you are heard in Washington at this critical time.
Thank you for taking action when your country needs you most.
Friday, April 27, 2007