Tuesday, September 28, 2004

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 - The same intelligence unit that produced a gloomy report in July about the prospect of growing instability in Iraq warned the Bush administration about the potential costly consequences of an American-led invasion two months before the war began, government officials said Monday.
Senior White House officials, including Condoleezza Rice, the national security adviser, have contended that some of the early predictions provided to the White House by outside experts of what could go wrong in Iraq, including secular strife, have not come to pass.

Yeah, that huge community of "secular" Iraqis are just fine with things. The 3 people in Iraq who have no interest in religion are absolutely experiencing no strife.
What a fucking Dodo! To think, I once had hopes for you Condi. Would you just shut the fuck up and go away now?
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 - Three years after the Sept. 11 attacks, more than 120,000 hours of potentially valuable terrorism-related recordings have not yet been translated by linguists at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Qaeda messages, saying "Tomorrow is zero hour" and "The match is about to begin," were intercepted by the National Security Agency on Sept. 10, 2001, but not translated until days later, underscoring the urgency of the problem.

With $48 million in "additional" financing, maybe the folks at Babel Fish can help.

Saturday, September 18, 2004


Two senior Republican senators yesterday rebuked the Bush administration over its handling of Iraq, saying its proposal to divert $3.46 billion in reconstruction funds to mostly beef up security showed that U.S. policy was in disarray.
The proposal to divert the reconstruction aid "does not add up in my opinion to a pretty picture, to a picture that shows that we're winning," Hagel said at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. "But it does add up to this: an acknowledgment that we are in deep trouble."

"We have an emergency problem now," Lugar said. "And we had one in July, and we had one before that."

The bloodshed has exposed as "nonsense" assurances that "blithely optimistic" administration officials gave the committee before last year's invasion that U.S. troops would be welcomed in Iraq and would be there only a short time, Lugar said.

Lugar and Hagel spoke during a hearing at which two senior State Department officials presented details of how the administration wants to spend the $3.46 billion that it's proposing to divert from $18.4 billion in reconstruction funds appropriated last year.

"You have inherited a mess, gentlemen," Hagel told the pair, referring to the Pentagon's handover of Iraq policy to the State Department when Iraq's sovereignty was formally restored in June.

Large-scale reconstruction projects, which the Pentagon awarded mostly without bid to large U.S. corporations, have been delayed by sabotage and attacks. Only $1.1 billion of $18.4 billion in rebuilding funds has been spent.

"The slow pace of reconstruction spending means we are failing to fully take advantage of one of our most potent tools to influence the direction of Iraq," Lugar said.

Hagel said the slow disbursement of the funds "is beyond pitiful. It's beyond embarrassing. It is now in the zone of dangerous."

Four more years of Bush and that phrase will become very familiar and apply to everything he has touched.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

___________________________________________________________________________________________The State of the Union
-- OKLAHOMA CITY Delta Airlines has cut all flights from Oklahoma City and Tulsa to Dallas Ft. Worth. Less seats will surely drive the price up, causing more people to find alternate means of travel. (Getting a flight was such a hassle last weekend we put my mother-in-law on a bus). Thus, kicking the airline industry while it is down.
Retail sales are down, car sales are down, the deficit hit a new record of $166.2-billion (U.S.) in the second quarter.
And Alan Greenspan says getting more people to sign up for direct deposit will save Social Security!
What will life be like for my grandson Mr. Bush? Will he be giving half of his wages to Social Security and 1/4 of his wages to his private retirement account because there won't be any social security for him?!
Please God send this Lying, cowardly, Thief back to where he came from so that we can try to recover from this nightmare.

Saturday, September 11, 2004


On Wednesday, reporters asked President Bush's spokesman, Scott McClellan, what the White House was doing to renew the Assault Weapons Ban. Here's the text of the discussion:

Q: The assault weapons ban expires in just a few days. Can you list for us the many things the President might be doing to encourage Congress to send him the bill that he said he would sign?

MR. McCLELLAN: The President's views have been made very clear, and the best way we can reduce crimes committed with guns is to strictly enforce our laws. And prosecutions under this administration are up. I think it's -- well, it's more than 60 percent -- I think 68 percent over the previous administration. That's the best way to crack down on crimes committed with guns. That's an important issue here in terms of the assault weapons ban. He's made his views very well-known.

So,Can you list for us the many things the President might be doing to encourage Congress to send him the bill that he said he would sign?
Q: And his view is he'll sign it if --

MR. McCLELLAN: He's made his views known as recently as this week.

Can you list for us the many things the President might be doing to encourage Congress to send him the bill that he said he would sign?
Q: His view is he'll sign it if it comes to him. Is he doing anything to make sure he --

MR. McCLELLAN: The President supports the reauthorization of current law.

So,Can you list for us the many things the President might be doing to encourage Congress to send him the bill that he said he would sign?
Q: What is he doing to actively make sure is he doing anything to make sure he --

MR. McCLELLAN: The President doesn't set the congressional timetable.

Q: No, but he can lobby for it.
So,Can you list for us the many things the President might be doing to encourage Congress to send him the bill that he said he would sign?

MR. McCLELLAN: Congress sets the timetable. And the President's views are very clear.

OK, I'll make it simpler for you...
Q: Has he made any calls or anything to encourage this to happen?

MR. McCLELLAN: What we've continued to do -- because this issue does go to the issue of crimes committed with guns, as well -- and what we've continued to do is step up our efforts to prosecute crimes committed with guns and strictly enforce our laws. And that's the best way we can deter violence committed with guns.

So the President is blocking the renewal of the Assault Weapons Ban, after he said he would support it?

Q: But he did something this week?

Q: But he's not doing anything to make sure this doesn't lapse on the 13th?

MR. McCLELLAN: We'll continue to make our views known.

Q: You said he had done something this week.

he hasn't done a damn thing this week,
I said we've continued to make our views known. This week, as well.

Q: To who?

Yeah. To who? We weren't privy to the phone call to Cheney where he asked what his views were and then practiced repeating them.
MR. McCLELLAN: Publicly.

Q: Did he speak about it publicly?

No, I told you, he did nothing this week.
We have, the White House has.

I love it when Sweetmom reads me
Bottle of Blog Bedtime stories.
He's so much funnier than the blowhard Rush Limbaugh
that my other grandparents listen too.

Friday, September 10, 2004

All we need to know about the Killian documents;

On Wednesday evening, the White House e-mailed reporters copies of the documents, as supplied by CBS, as well as the transcript of a CBS interview with White House communications director Dan Bartlett rebutting allegations that Bush had shirked his military duties. While Bartlett described the emergence of the documents as "dirty politics," he did not dispute their authenticity.

Why didn't he stomp his feet and say it was all lies? Because it's all true.
But still, fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck!!!!!!
Nothing sticks to this guy! I am getting freaked out. He should be so behind now. He should be the lamest duck ever.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

It feels like the beginning of the end. Why have we stopped evolving and started going backwards?
Dear Friend:

Thank you for contacting me to express your thoughts on the semi-automatic
assault weapon ban. It is an honor to serve you in the Senate and a
privilege to respond to your concerns.

Gun control is a controversial issue. People acting in good faith will
very often disagree on the most effective way to address violent crime
while recognizing the rights of law abiding gun owners, and I respect the
diversity of views on this important matter.

I have long believed that further federal regulation of gun ownership is
not the best answer to preventing violent crime, and I am a strong
supporter of the Second Amendment. Our enemy is the criminal, not the
weapon. A person intent on committing a violent crime will not be stopped
by more gun control laws. Instead, Congress and the States should work to
ensure that violent crimes are vigorously prosecuted, to keep guns out of
the hands of criminals and to better enforce our existing laws. Through
this common sense approach, we can continue to reduce violent crime across
the nation and protect the rights of law abiding gun owners.

A few statistics concerning law abiding gun owners, well, until they broke the law.
In 2000, firearms were responsible for the deaths of 1120 white women, 615 African-American women, 220 Hispanic women and 104 others.[3]

Most women are killed by their intimate partners and over two-thirds are killed by guns.

In 2000, 1,776 children and teenagers were murdered with guns, 1,007 committed suicide with guns, and 193 died in unintentional shootings. A total of 3,042 young people were killed by firearms in the U.S., one every three hours.[2]

Each year from 1993 to 1997, gun murders were committed by 1,621 killers under the age of 18.[3]

In 2000, 80% of murder victims aged 13 to 19 years old were killed with a firearm.[4]

During 2000, 62% of all murders of those under age 18 in the U.S. involved firearms. In 1986, guns were involved in 38% of such offenses.[5]

Firearms are the second-leading cause of death (after motor vehicle accidents) for young people 19 and under in the U.S.[6]

The rate of firearm death of under 14-years-old is nearly 12 times higher in the U.S. than in 25 other industrialized countries combined.[7]

For every child killed by a gun, four are wounded.[8]

From 1990 to 1998, firearms were responsible for 21% of deaths for Caucasian teens ages 13-19 in the United States, 64% of deaths for African-American teens, 46% of Hispanic teens, 24% of Native American/Alaska Native teens, and 35% of Asian/Pacific Islander teens.[9]

In a study of inner-city 7-year-olds and their exposure to violence, 75% of them reported hearing gun shots.[10]

"The firearm injury epidemic, due largely to handgun injuries, is 10 times larger than the polio epidemic of the first half of this century.

Again, thank you for contacting me. As the Senate continues to face many
complex and challenging issues, I hope you will continue to give me the
benefit of your thoughts and advice.

William H. Frist, M.D.
Majority Leader
United States Senate

And you know what? The second amendment doesn't say that every idiot has a right to stock his home with semi automatics! It say's that every State should have it's own military unit independant of the federal government. You know, in case a bunch of fucking ideologists turn the place into a Goddamn Theocracy!

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

A graphic protest against abortion can be seen on the streets of Oklahoma City this week on the sides of a fleet of box-body-trucks displaying aborted human embryos and early fetuses.

The group responsible calls themselves the "Center for Bio-Ethical Reform." Oklahoma is the 14th state of 22 the organization plans to visit. They're hoping voters will choose the presidential candidate they say will bring an end to abortion.

"We get a lot of shocked looks and the reaction we want is one that provokes deep thought and discussion in one's mind," said Stephanie Gray, spokeswoman for the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform. "We're hoping people will change their minds."

You think the 4 year old leaving the park with her mom will change her mind about voting for Kerry because of your sick, perverted, egocentric display. Seriously, what are you doing here? Are you idiots that you don't know Oklahoma votes Republican or did you just want center stage among your peers?
The people here aren't as stupid as you obviously think they are. They don't need you to tell them who they should vote for with your hateful campaign. Even the Bushies think you are a sick waste.

Monday, September 06, 2004

The price of a winning team.

A student ticket to the Texas-OU Game
costs $120.00!
40 Final 24
No. 2 Oklahoma (1-0) Bowling Green (0-1)