bitter liberal angst

Thursday, January 06, 2005

More evidence that those damned lawyers are oppressing freedom-loving America.
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Friday, March 28, 2003

"The administration is actually fighting two wars — one against Iraq and another against the very idea of a humane and responsive government here at home."

Do you hear that? Its the sound of America being lulled to sleep by a foreign war, while social programs of all sorts are systematically dismantled. Veterans, union members, TANF recipients, none of you are safe!

Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Asked whether he'd been surprised by anything in the war, Franks said he hadn't -- because the war had been planned for "at least a year." The Bush administration has intended to start a war on Iraq for some time, whether the UN Security Council went along with it or not. Now Bush can claim that the French, Germans, Russians, Chinese and anyone else who didn't go along his pre-ordained, God-told-me-to-do-it war are just soft on Saddam. What we're looking at is a clear example of war for profit, not war to stop the production of weapons, not war to suppress an imminent threat. And who's going to profit? There's a host of American companies waiting to bid on the reconstruction of Iraq. Haliburton, you may be surprised to learn, is right at the top of the list. The quid pro quo White House is reaping its profits and by paying off those who helped get them to where they are -- starting an unnecessary war using American-made planes and weapons, then giving first dibs on the reconstruction contracts to the Bush and Cheney's corporate cronies.

On the homefront, the grassroots are motivated and supporting the war! The grassroots as motivated by Clear Channel Communications, that is. You might recognize the name-- they're the the media company that's buying up all the radio stations in the US thanks to the 1996 Federal Communications Commission deregulation of the airwaves. As Paul Krugman reports, Cheer Clan L is headed by a couple of the former governor's appointees to the University of Texas Investment Management Company, called Utimco.

Yes, folks it sure is a war that we can all rally behind, especially for those of us who own stock in Haliburton and Clear Channel.

Monday, March 24, 2003

Hooray for our side!

Support our troops! The Republican-led congress won't. Their plan is to slash veterans benefits by nearly $10 billion in the next 10 years. Michael Moore tells us that only one of the congress people has a son or daughter currently serving in the military. (Sen. Johnson of South Dakota)

By the way, congratulations to Michael Moore on the Oscar, and thanks for making a strong statement against the war in your acceptance speech... I didn't write this one down, but it went something like: "docmentaries are about real life.. isn't it ironic then that we're being led by a fictitious president from a fictitious election into a fictitious war? Shame on you Mr. Bush." ..and he got it all in before the music led him off the stage.

This war is wrong. As a nation we must come together to support the troops but, continue to challenge the policy that has put them at grave risk.” - Dennis Kucinich

Tuesday, August 27, 2002

Minority Report is not just a movie.

Tuesday, June 11, 2002

Mozilla's done, and I like it.

Friday, May 24, 2002

We are so proud of many things here in Wisconsin.
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