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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Karl Rove Will Be Indicted This Week On Charges of Perjury, and lying To Investigators


An announcement is expected this week by Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald that former Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove will be indicted on charges of perjury, lying to federal investigators, and possibly obstruction of justice; sources close to the case said on the Valerie Plame-CIA leak case. However, the day and time is currently unknown but is expected sometime this week.
According to confidential white house sources, Mr. Rove told President Bush and Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten, as well as other high level administration officials that he will be indicted in the CIA leak case and will promptly resign his white house position after the special council publicly announces the charges levied against him.
If your a regular reader of "The Elephant's Ass" then this comes as no surprise, we've been discussing this for quite sometime.
But what will Bush, the Yale graduate, do after his longtime "public manipulations officer" has left him to cover his ass in a courtroom? I guess we'll have to stay tuned for that one!








Source: truthout.org

US Military Is Knowingly Sending Out Suicidal And Mentally Ill Troops Into Combat-From The Associated Press






In blatant violation of its own rules and regulations, the US military is with full knowledge, sending out and keeping suicidal and mentally ill troops in combat in Iraq.
In 2005, twenty-two US troops committed suicide in Iraq which accounts for nearly one in five of all non-combat deaths and was one of the highest suicide rates since the war began.
Some service members who committed suicide in 2004 and 2005 we're kept in combat duty even though they exhibited clear and convincing signs of mental distress, at times after being prescribed antidepressants and with scant or no mental health counseling or monitoring.

Defense Department regulations prohibit recruitment of individuals who suffer "persistent post-traumatic symptoms," but the military is also redeploying individuals who match that criteria.
"I'm concerned that people who are symptomatic are being sent back. That has not happened before in our country," said Dr. Arthur S. Blank, Jr., a psychiatrist who worked to get post-traumatic stress disorder recognized as a mental diagnosis following the Vietnam War.

What I find absurd is that many of these hardline, young right-winging bullshitters will sit there, look at you straight in the face, and go on and on about how and why the Iraq war is good for America and how these "brave young men and women" sacrifice themselves in selfless service for our country.
So why don't they go? Their below the age of 35 and in reasonable health, so why don't they put their lives on the line and do a little sacrificing themselves. After all, it's their war but they won't go fight it.
Instead the plop their ignorant asses down in our beloved nation, wrap their soft-precious bodies in our flag, ramble on about how liberals are corrupting America; and yet they sit back and allow the mentally ill to fight their war, die in their war, and they call these brave men and women their "heroes."
Their other hero, George Bush, did the same in Vietnam and he never saw a day's moment of combat in south-east asia or anywhere else for that matter. Infact neither did "Big Dick" Cheney or Donald "Dweeby" Rumsfeld. None of them went, and disgustingly enough they send the mentally ill to go get killed in Iraq.
Bush likes to tell America's youth that serving in our armed forces is a noble cause, yet you won't find his twin daughters in our military, nor will you won't find them in Iraq. But you will find them in your local newspaper for hanging out in bars and for public intoxication.
Ignorance...isn't it bliss?

Secret Gov't Source Tells ABC News: We Know Who Your Calling



Truthout.org reported on May 15, 2006, that a senior federal law enforcement official told ABC News that the government is tracking the phone numbers they call in a concerted effort to discover the identities of confidential sources.
"It's time for you to get some new cell phones, quick," the source told ABC News reporters in a face to face interview.
ABC News has also stated that they don't know how the government determined who they are calling and if their phone records we're gathered by the NSA in their domestic spying program.
What's particularly disturbing here is that while whistleblowers play an important role in preserving our American democracy, the government decided to take a page out of J. Edgar Hoover's playbook in an effort to punish those who tell the truth about illegal or unethical governmental practices.
As you may remember, the appalling degradations of Richard M. Nixon we're first exposed by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, which both of them had to rely on Mark Felt (aka "Deep Throat") in order to divulge the details of the Watergate Scandal to the American public.
Now this unworthy, distrustful President we have-who by the way claims that his administration has done nothing wrong-is out to get both the reporters and confidential sources who leak stories that he doesn't want you to see.
If Mr. President-your administration has and is continuing to do nothing wrong- then why in the hell is your half-baked posse from Texas after government employees who tell the truth to the American people? What is it that your soo afraid of? National security? The Truth?
I think we all know the answer to that one Mr. President, and what we're learning everyday from your administration is that Richard Nixon was playing softball compared to you guys.

A body politic who controls the media is a body politic which can do no wrong.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Not Only Will Republicans Exchange Money For Favors, They'll Except Sexual Orgies Too!

Incase you haven't heard it yet, federal prosecutors are investigating whether federal contractors provided former Rep. Randall "Duke" Cunningham prostitutes in exchange for congressional favors.
The issue at hand is whether two government contractors gave the slimy Cunningham free limo service and scores of hookers for ravish sex parties in Washington's Watergate Hotel; and additionally investigators have targeted as many as a half-dozen Republicans who we're apparently in on the deal.
WOW! While the Republican-sex police-chastised Clinton for getting his dick sucked and expect Americans to take banging advice from the religious- right, these same boisterous bastards are out there sticking their peckers (in God knows what?) for official favors!
Am I surprised? No, I always knew that Republicans are money-hungry whores!
I mean think about it: here you have a group of grown men (right-wing, religious vomiting neocons) who claim that the only women they've ever had sex with and are attracted to is their wives, who claim to only have sex to procreate, who say that porn is evil, who tell everyone else to do and think the same, and who try to legislate what adults can do in their bedrooms. Does that sound true or natural? No! It sounds like an impotent liar who preoccupied with other peoples sex lives.
Take some Viagra, rediscover your masculinity and get a life guys!
Oh yeah, just shut up about Clinton, okay!

Sources:

New York Post

Think Progress

Cheney Refusing To Report His Office's Activities


Truthout.org is reporting that the office of the Vice President is refusing to disclose it's annual activity in classifying documents which is the only federal entity to do so.
A standing executive order requires that all agencies and "any other entity within the executive branch" provide an annual accounting of their classification of documents. Together more than 80 federal agencies have reported to the National Archives that they made 15.6 million decisions to classify documents in 2004, almost double since 2001, although Mr. Cheney furthers that he is exempt from any such reporting requirement.
A spokeswoman for the vice president asserts that the office is "not under any duty" to provide it, that the office's dual executive and legislative duties makes it unique, and that "It has been determined that the reporting requirement does not apply to the office of the vice president."
It may come to a complete shock to Big Dick Cheney that America is not an autocratic-authoritarian- state, our government's sovereignty lies with the people and no one person or governmental entity has the authority to keep Americans in the dark.
It's funny how Republicans like to tell everyone else how to be responsible and honest, but when the shit comes flinging back to them they dart from sight and either blame others for their misdoings or hide under the veil of bureaucratic steel.
It seems that the "Big Dick" lacks the testicular fortitude to publicly report what his office is doing for the betterment of our nation and further, the "Man" requires others' to tell the public that he's made of Teflon and seemingly immune from public disclosure.
Though of course it was the "office of the Vice President" that determined that they are immune from disclosing how many documents the Big Dick made confidential.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Say “Hell No To Diebold Voting Machines!”


With this year's elections coming up, all of us must vote absentee if it is available where we live, especially if your district is going to use the dreaded Diebold Voting Machines.
There are several reasons for this, first because Diebold executives have publicly stated their preference for electing Republicans, and second their machines have serious security flaws which have never been fixed.

I.Diebold Machines Contain Serious, Easily Exploitable, Security Flaws

According to the Brown and White, Lehigh University's Student Newspaper, on April 19, 2006, a majority of panel of professors, computer scientists, lecturers and politicians concluded that Diebold's Electronic voting machines are not acceptable in May’s Pennsylvania primaries because the machine’s voting software have many well-known bugs which can be easily exploited.
The votes tabulated by the machines are recorded on flash memory cards which are password protected. But the problem is that there is only one password, which is easily available on the Internet; and with the one password which is publicly available, one can easily tamper with the cards to change votes.
Another problem the panel found is that the machines don't produce a paper record of the votes: they have no electronic record checking, and often use defective software, which makes the system easy to tamper with.
Wired News reported back in 2003 that, “Last January the electronic voting machine maker faced public embarrassment when voting activists revealed the company's insecure FTP server was making its software source code available for everyone to see.”
And when analysts examined the source code they found that the software was full of serious security flaws which we're released in two separate reports. Wired News also reported that, “a former worker in Diebold's Georgia warehouse says the company installed patches on its machines before the state's 2002 gubernatorial election that were never certified by independent testing authorities or cleared with Georgia election officials,” which is a direct violation of federal and state election-certification rules.

Rob Behler, an engineer hired as a contractor to work in Diebold's Georgia warehouse last year, said the Diebold systems had major functioning problems. Behler said 25 to 30 percent of the machines in one shipment to the warehouse either crashed upon booting or had problems with their real-time clocks, causing the systems to register the date inaccurately then boot improperly or freeze up altogether. "They did not meet what I would deem standard operation," he said. Behler said Diebold provided warehouse workers with at least three patches to apply to the systems before state officials began logic and accuracy testing on them.- Wired News

II. Diebold Executives Have An Agenda Of Electing Republicans To Office

In a 2003 Common Dreams article titled: Voting Machine Controversy, Walden O'Dell, chief executive of Diebold Inc.; told Republicans in a recent fund-raising letter that he is "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year."
Mr. O'Dell also attended a Republican strategy meeting with wealthy Bush benefactors - known as Rangers and Pioneers - at the president's Crawford, Texas, ranch in the same year. He also penned invitations to a $1,000-a-plate fund-raiser to benefit the Ohio Republican Party's federal campaign fund, benefiting Bush, at his mansion in the Columbus suburb of Upper Arlington.
Furthermore, according to the article, “O'Dell asked guests to consider donating or raising up to $10,000 each for the federal account that the state GOP will use to help Bush and other federal candidates - money that legislative Democratic leaders charged could come back to benefit Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, who is also a Republican.
In an April 12, 2006 Rock River Times Editorial, Senior Editor Joe Baker explains that Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell (who owns stock in Diebold Voting Systems) tried to award $100 million in no-bid contracts to Diebold that was eventually squelched by public outrage, and that since then Blackwell has awarded other multimillion-dollar contracts to Diebold for their machines. Last year, while he still owned Diebold stock, Blackwell switched almost 50 percent of Ohio’s counties to Diebold machines.



Whatever your political affiliations are you should certainly be troubled with both the security flaws inherent with the Diebold Voting Machines and with the company's conceited efforts to elect and support Republicans, which is a gross defect in a company who wants to be entrusted with securing the blessings and validity of our democracy.
If Diebold Voting Systems extended the same efforts to elect Democrats, then all the usual right-wing piggish pundits would be in an impassioned uproar over the company's lack of integrity in making machines which correctly tabulate votes.
So far New York, New Mexico, Maryland, and other states have banned these machines from being used in their respective lands and other states are considering the same.
The best way we can avoid these machines is to vote absentee if it is available in your area, and to demand that our elected officials to ban these machines in our states.
We have to have a paper trail when it comes to voting, we have to be able to verify the voting results so we don't invite corruption to the voting process so we cannot tolerate Diebold hijacking our democracy like they did in '04!
Get The Hell Out Of Here Diebold And Go Pettle Your Wares To Some Iranian Mullahs!!!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

EXPOSED! Bush Ignored CIA Intel That Iraq Had No WMD!


Tyler Drumheller, who was once the highest-ranking CIA officer in Europe, told CBS's 60 Minutes that the White House shifted its focus to regime change in the months before the invasion,"The policy was set. The war in Iraq was coming and they were looking for intelligence to fit into the policy.”
Mr. Drumheller, who held his position in the months proceeding the war in Iraq, also told CBS's 60 Minutes that the CIA provided the White House with information from Iraq's then foreign minister, Naji Sabri, who had reportedly made a deal with the US.

"[The source] told us that there were no active weapons of mass destruction programs," Mr Drumheller said. He said that the then-CIA director, George Tenet, passed the information on to George Bush, Dick Cheney, the vice-president, and other senior officials, who were initially excited. But that changed, he said.
"The [White House] group that was dealing with preparation for the Iraq war came back and said they were no longer interested. And we said 'Well, what about the intel?' And they said 'Well, this isn't about intel anymore. This is about regime change.'"


Mr. Drumheller also said in the interview that the war in Iraq would be remembered as a grave failure “It just sticks in my craw every time I hear them say it's an intelligence failure ... This was a policy failure ... I think, over time, people will look back on this and see this is going to be one of the great, I think, policy mistakes of all time."

Need I say anymore about the level of unsurpassed corruption of the Bush administration?

Illinois And California Introduce Legislation Calling For Bush Impeachment

Thank God For Illinois And California: Finally Government Does The Right Thing



OpEdNews reports that:

Three members of the Illinois General Assembly have introduced a bill that urges the General Assembly to submit charges to the U. S. House of Representatives to initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of the United States, George W. Bush, for willfully violating his Oath of Office to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and if found guilty urges his removal from office and disqualification to hold any other office in the United States.

The three legislators from Illinois utilized a never used congressional rule from the The Jefferson Manual of Rules for the U.S. House of Representatives, which clearly states that proceedings of impeachment can be introduced by a state legislature submitting charges. Furthermore, once a state legislature submits charges to the House of Representatives, the House is forced to investigate those charges and deliberate the Articles of Impeachment of the President of the United States of America. The Illinois bill address issues regarding: the illegal spying of Americans, torture, detentions without charge or trial, manipulation of pre-war intelligence, and the leaking of classified information.

But following Illinois, California has become the second state in which a bill calling for the impeachment of George W. Bush, has been submitted to the California state legislature. The California bill covers impeachment proceedings for Vice- President Dick Cheney as well.
The California bill is headed by Paul Koretz, who in a press release stated:

"bases the call for impeachment upon the Bush Administration intentionally misleading the Congress and the American people regarding the threat from Iraq in order to justify an unnecessary war that has cost billions of dollars and thousands of lives and casualties; exceeding constitutional authority to wage war by invading Iraq; exceeding constitutional authority by Federalizing the National Guard; conspiring to torture prisoners in violation of the 'Federal Torture Act' and indicating intent to continue such actions; spying on American citizens in violation of the 1978 Foreign Agency Surveillance Act; leaking and covering up the leak of the identity of Valerie Plame Wilson, and holding American citizens without charge or trial."

The three heroes who sponsored the Illinois bill is:

Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough, phone (217) 782-8120 or (708) 615-1747; fax (708) 615-1745

Rep Sara Feigenholtz , phone (217) 782-8062 or (773) 296-4141; fax (217) 557-7203 or (773) 296-0993

Rep. Eddie Washington phone (217) 558-1012 or (847) 623-0060, fax (847) 623-6078


Here's a link to the Illinois bill and information on its status:
http://tinyurl.com/nhs3r

Common Questions: What Is PNAC?


PNAC is an acronym which stands for “Project for the New American Century.” It's an American think tank founded early 1997 and based in Washington, DC. The chairman is William Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard and a regular contributor to the Fox News Channel. The group is an initiative of the New Citizenship Project, a non-profit 501c3 organization that is funded by the Sarah Scaife Foundation, the John M. Olin Foundation and the Bradley Foundation. [1]
Every foreign policy decision of the Bush administration has been pre-planned by PNAC, and if one reads the original PNAC document one would read all the things the Bush Administration has done thus far, and everything they plan to do. To sum it up, PNAC advocates the following:

1)"American leadership is good both for America and for the world"
2)"such leadership requires military strength, diplomatic energy and commitment to moral principle"
3)"too few political leaders today are making the case for global leadership."
4)"a policy of military strength and moral clarity" which includes:
i. A significant increase of US defense spending.
strengthening ties with US allies and to challenge regimes hostile to US interests and values.
iii. Promoting the cause of political and economic freedom outside the US.
iv. Preserving and extending an international order friendly to US security, prosperity and principles.

The PNAC doctrine is a doctrine supporting the supreme US domination over foreign governments. The members of PNAC believe that they have the right to order what other nations can and cannot do, and that the US shall use it's military as an instrument of foreign policy.
Many of the PNAC's members were appointed to key positions within the Bush administration, including:

1)Elliot Abrams, National Security Council
2)Richard Armitage, Department of State (2001-2005)
3)John Bolton, Department of State
4)Dick Cheney, Vice President
5)Seth Cropsey, Voice of America
6)Paula Dobriansky, Department of State
7)Francis Fukuyama, President's Council on Bioethics
8)Bruce Jackson, U.S. Committee on NATO
9)Zilmay Khalilzad, U.S. Embassy, Bagdhad, Iraq
10)Lewis Libby, Chief of Staff for the Vice President
11)Peter Rodman, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security
12)Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense
13)Randy Scheunemann, U.S. Committee on NATO, Project on Transitional Democracies
14)Paul Wolfowitz, World Bank
15)Dov S. Zakheim, Department of Defense
16)Robert B. Zoellick, Department of State

Here's a link to the original PNAC document which explains their doctrine for world domination, which includes the Bush administration's goal of invading and controlling Iraq, Iran, and Syria:
Project For The New American Century

US Army Reports Soldier Suicide Rate Highest Since 1993


The US Army is reporting that soldier suicide rate hit its highest peak since 1993.
In 2005, a total of 83 soldiers committed suicide, compared with 67 in 2004, and 60 in 2003 - the year US-led forces invaded Iraq. In 1993 a total of 90 soldier suicides we're recored by the US Army.
If you really support our troops like I do, then do the right thing and demand our nation's leaders to bring them home. The Bush administration knowingly lied about the presence of WMD in Iraq and as a consequence many of our nation's best have been slaughtered over a preposterous lie perpetuated by that jackass from Texas.
Iraq was never a threat to our national security, they had neither the weapons nor the fortitude to dispense an attack against our nation. There is no link to the events of 9/11 and Iraq (despite the best attempts of the Bush Mafia to manufacture one) and the war in Iraq has done nothing more than to divert our national resources from fighting the real war on terror.
“Where is Osama Bin Laden, Mr. Bush? Oh you don't know? Well perhaps we would have caught him if we weren't engaged in this insidious war, an unnecessary and unethical war which has brought disgrace upon our nation and sabotaged our efforts to make our country safer from international terrorists.”
If you really support our troops, and want the best for them, then do the right thing and demand the Bush administration bring them home.

Bush's Poll Numbers


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush's approval rating fell to 32 percent, a new low for his presidency, a CNN poll showed on Monday.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Defence Department Issues Memorandum To Coach Former Military Commanders And Defence Analysts






This isn't new news but most people I talk to seem abjectly unaware of this issue, but on April 15 the Defense Department issued a memorandum to a group of former military commanders and civilian analysts that offers a direct challenge to the criticisms made by several retired generals who are calling for the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
The single paged memo was sent by email to many retired generals-including several of whom who appear regularly on TV-and tries to make excuses the job performance of Mr. Rumsfeld, and includes a tip sheet offering guidance that can be used by retired generals to rebut the arguments of other retired generals who are calling for his ousting.
The memorandum's introduction states:

“U.S. Senior military leaders are involved to an unprecedented degree in every decision-making process in the Department of Defense.”
The memo also goes on to state that Mr. Rumsfeld has had 139 meetings with the Joint Chiefs of Staff since the beginning of 2005 and 208 meetings with senior field commanders.
Furthermore, the memorandum states that there are more than 8,000 active duty and retired generals alive today.

So when a few retired generals come forth to tell the truth about Mr. Rumsfeld, who speak of his unprecedented incompetence and negligence as Defense Secretary, who say that he is a “micromanager” who often ignores the advice of military commanders; the Defense Department-headed by Mr. Rumsfeld himself- releases a cheat sheet to other generals and defense analysts so they can try to defend this incompetent baffon.
Mr. Rumsfeld has to have his underlings release this memorandum because Mr. Rumsfeld's track record as Defense Secretary is abjectly inexcusable and despicable. It's impossible to rationalize Rumsfeld's gossamer ability to lead and as a last resort they're only left to disseminate propaganda telling everyone else what to say and what to think.
So if senior military leaders are involved to an unprecedented degree in every decision making process in the Defense Department then Rumsfeld must have been involved in the Department's decision to do away with article 15 of the Geneva Convention (to the horror and dismay of Defense Department attorneys), to slaughter innocent civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan, to torture prisoners of war (Abu Ghraib, GITMO, etc.), and all the multi various blunders which are too numerous, barbarous and incomprehensible to list here.
If Donald Rumsfeld is as involved as the self-serving memo would like us to believe, then we must as an application of logic, so conclude that it is because of Rumsfeld's neutered decision making abilities that as a consequence have led America to lose the war in Iraq and increasingly in Afghanistan.
So whether Rumsfeld is a flagrant control freak or a neglectful complacent seems to be a matter of opinion at this point, but the irrefutable facts are that the Defense Department is poorly run, and our military is fighting a war in which there is no long-term strategy for success. The last time our nation saw this level of incompetence was during the Vietnam war in which the Johnson Administration micromanaged the Defense Department. So based upon historical evidence I can confidently infer that the generals are right and Rumsfeld is a mircomanager, and one who's unqualified decisions are having dramatic consequences for both our nation and the world at large.
But the president will have none of this, he's made it publicly clear that he's sticking to his man and he's not going to fire Rumsfeld, even at the expense of our country or even the Republican Party.
As I've said before, these people do not care about the welfare of our country, they only care about themselves and saving their asses! They don't care how many people they kill over a lie, as long as their making money for the companies that support them and making money for themselves, then all is good according to them.
But I love my country, and as a passionate-patriotic American I find these people to be unfit to govern our nation and unfit to represent our national interests.

Q & A

Q: According to a new study by the "New Economics Foundation," if annual global consumption levels matched the UK's, how many Earths would it take to meet it's demand?







A: 3.1 Earths!

Source: The New Economics Foundation

Saturday, April 15, 2006

"Kinky Sex Makes The World Go 'Round"


Here's the lyrics to the Dead Kennedys song, "Kinky Sex Makes The World Go 'Round" which was writen during the 1980's. I decided to reprint them because it displays the midset of many of the neocons who currently hold the reigns of government, so for those who don't understand politics very well it's a very educational and useful tool. But do yourself a favor and go check out the real thing!


"Kinky Sex Makes The World Go 'Round"

Greetings:This is the Secretary of War at the State Department
of the United States
We have a problem.
The companies want something done about this sluggish
world economic situation
Profits have been running a little thin lately
and we need to stimulate some growth
Now we know
there's an alarmingly high number of young people roaming
around in your country with nothing to do but stir up trouble
for the police and damage private property.
It doesn't look like they'll ever get a job
It's about time we did something constructive with these people
We've got thousands of 'em here too. They're crawling all over
The companies think it's time we all sit down, have a serious get-together-
And start another war
The President?
He loves the idea! All those missiles streaming overhead to and fro
Napalm
People running down the road, skin on fire
The Soviets seem up for it:
The Kremlin's been itching for the real thing for years.
Hell, Afghanistan's no fun
So whadya say?
We don't even have to win this war.
We just want to cut down on some of this excess population
Now look. Just start up a draft; draft as many of those people as you can.
We'll call up every last youngster we can get our hands on,
hand 'em some speed, give 'em an hour or two to learn how to use
an automatic rifle and send 'em on their way
Libya? El Salvador? How 'bout Northern Ireland?
Or a "moderately repressive regime" in South America?
We'll just cook up a good Soviet threat story
in the Middle East-we need that oil
We had Libya all ready to go and Colonel Khadafy's hit squad
didn't even show up. I tell ya
That man is unreliable.
The Kremlin had their fingers on the button just like we did for that one
Now just think for a minute-We can make this war so big-so BIG
The more people we kill in this war, the more the economy will prosper
We can get rid of practically everybody on your dole queue if we plan this right.
Take every loafer on welfare right off our computer rolls
Now don't worry about demonstrations-just pump up your drug supply.
So many people have hooked themselves on heroin
and amphetamines since we took over, it's just like Vietnam.
We had everybody so busy with LSD they never got too strong.
Kept the war functioning just fine
It's easy.
We've got our college kids so interested in beer
they don't even care if we start manufacturing germ bombs again.
Put a nuclear stockpile in their back yard,
they wouldn't even know what it looked like
So how 'bout it? Look-War is money.
The arms manufacturers tell me unless
we get our bomb factories up to full production
the whole economy is going to collapse
The Soviets are in the same boat.
We all agree the time has come for the big one, so whadya say?!?
That's excellent. We knew you'd agree
The companies will be very pleased.

Lyrics By: Jello Biafra


Google Got It Right!


Hey guys, here's an email I recieved from a friend! Just follow the instructions and see what you get!



1- Go to Google

2- Type in the word "Failure"

3- Instead of clicking "Google Search," click "I'm Feeling Lucky."

4- Spread the word before the people at Google "fix" it.


LOOK AT WHAT COMES UP!
Spread the word!!

No Need For Google To Fix Anything... Google got it right!

Source: Derlie Ramos


Friday, April 14, 2006

Here's A Typical Friend Of Mine!


GERRR!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Bush Finally Admits Iraq Intelligence Was A Sham

As if the world didn't know already, the Bush Administration finally acknowledged today in a press conference that the claims against Iraq made three years ago about acquiring weapons of mass destruction were utterly and totally false.
As reported today by the San Jose Mercury News, white house spokesman Scott McClellan repeatedly denied accusations that Bush was making claims that already had been debunked when he said that two small trailers seized in Iraq were mobile biological laboratories.
McClellan never answered directly whether Bush already knew that a team of experts had already concluded that the trailers were not involved with WMD manufacturing, and saying,
"The White House is not an intelligence-gathering agency."
Well the hell with you George Dubba Fuckin' Bush! After thousands of American soldiers , civilian contractors, and innocent civilians die in your fucking honorable holy war... Christian Jihad of wholesale slaughter, you have the tenacity to say, “Oh my bad! Hey concerned parents of America and the world abroad, I know I slaughtered off your sons and daughters for Iraqi oil under false precepts, but ya know I ain't pulling out, the next Commander In Chief will have to do that. But hey, I'm making billions in oil investments and you'll pay a bit less at the pump in the near future so...sorry for your loss.”
Well fuck you Commander In Chief! Lets have our nation give you one big salute, how about another contrived aircraft carrier photo-op? After Colin Powell admits that the State Department knew you we're lying, you have the arrogance to say, “Well it was a big mistake...but I ain't pullin' out.”
Well fuck you Mr. President! What's next? PNAC says after Iraq your supposed to shock and awe Iran and Syria. Our nation will be singing that song when we impeach your dumb redneck ass right back to where you belong...a prison cell! Your buddy, Carl Rove can't save your ass either, because Scott Fitzgerald is ready to send his ass to the slammer, you ignorant nit-wit from Texas!

Former Secretary Of State Colin Powell Now Admits He Never Believed Iraq Posed A Threat To US

In an editorial titled, “Now Powell Tells Us,” Robert Scheer of Creators Syndicate says that

“On Monday, former Secretary of State Colin Powell told me that he and his department's top experts never believed that Iraq posed an imminent nuclear threat, but that the president followed the misleading adv?ce of Vice President Dick Cheney and the CIA in making the claim. Now he tells us.”

You can read the rest of Robert Scheer's editorial on truthout.org

The Ever So Winding Road Of Jack Abramoff And Friends


Newly minted emails obtained by federal prosecuters shows a Republican party official and Jack Abramoff's lobbying team explicitly discussing using large political donations as a way to pressure lawmakers into securing federal money for a tribal client.
The emails show how Abramoff's team worked to bolster leveraged assistance from the white house, congress, and the GOP to get a reticent federal agency and a single Republican aide to stop blocking school construction money for the Saginaw Chippewa tribe. The e-mails were obtained by The Associated Press.
As the old saying goes: give em' enough rope and watch them hang themselves!

Source: truthout.org

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

What Is A Journalist?


I've often been asked how I became a political watchdog and syndicated blogger, how did I ever break through journalistic barriers, and what exactly qualifies me as a "journalist" or a "writer," or anyone else for that matter?
Well a gentleman named Jacob Weisberg answered those questions for the general public quite clearly and articulately in his column "Who Is Journalist?" For those who have a burning desire for answers to any of those questions, I've provided a link to his post: Slate.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Quotes Of The Day


“Religion has caused more harm than any other idea since the beginning of time. There's nothing good I can say about it. People use it as a crutch.”


“Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.”

-Larry Flynt

Here's A Look At Bush's Crawford Ranch

Here's What The Bush Mafia Bought With All That Filthy Money






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While I was browsing around Cryptome.org, I found some pictures of Bush's Crawford ranch that I wanted to share with you. The image that you see here is a satillite photo from Google images and was taken April 17, 2005.
Cryptome lists some interesting facts regarding the Bush Ranch that are pretty interesting:



Prairie Chapel Ranch

Prairie Chapel Ranch is a 1583 acre (6.4 km2) estate located seven miles outside Crawford, Texas. It is the home of President George W. Bush. Then-Governor Bush bought the land in 1999 shortly after earning a $14.3-million profit from the sale of the Texas Rangers. Based on fair-market land prices at the time the deal was closed for an estimated $1.3 million.

The land includes seven canyons and three miles of frontage along Rainey Creek and the Middle Bosque River. It is a part of land settled in the mid-19th century by German immigrant Heinrich Englebrecht, who raised turkeys and hogs there and donated some of it to found the Canaan Baptist Church (the "Prairie Chapel").

President Bush uses the ranch for vacations, occasional meetings, and entertaining foreign dignitaries. An August 7, 2001 article in the Washington Post noted Bush spent all or part of 54 days, including many weekends, working and relaxing at the ranch between his inauguration and Labor Day 2001. In 2002, the ranch was wired for what Bush described in a 2003 tour of the ranch as "real time, secure videoconferencing" to be used for his briefings from the CIA and Dick Cheney.

Description of house and grounds

Buildings on the land built by the Englebrechts were refurbished for new uses, such as Secret Service quarters and guest houses.

Bush and his wife had David Heymann, an associate dean of architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, design a 10,000 SF (930 m2) honey-colored native limestone single-level home on the site. Over half of that square footage is from a ten-foot-wide limestone porch that encircles the house. The house was built by members of a religious community from nearby Elm Mott, Texas and wasn't completed until after his inauguration.

The passive-solar house is positioned to absorb winter sunlight, warming the interior walkways and walls of the residence. Geothermal heat pumps circulate water through pipes buried 300 feet deep in the ground. A 40,000-gallon underground cistern collects rainwater gathered from roof urns; wastewater from sinks, toilets, and showers cascades into underground purifying tanks and is also funneled into the cistern. The water from the cistern is then used to irrigate the landscaping around the four-bedroom home.

Bush added an 11-acre man-made pond that is stocked with 600 bass and thousands of bait fish.

Source: cryptome.org

As Our Healthcare Costs Continue To Skyrocket, We Continue To Subsidize Billionaire Bush's Healthcare


It's a republican cliché: no government subsidized programs, no welfare, no price ceilings, free markets, lazze-fare, etc...Well you get the picture.
So while our healthcare costs continue to rise without mercy and many working Americans aren't able to afford healthcare, it's nice to know that this billionaire jackass from Texas, the deplorable George Bush, is getting world class healthcare and sticking it to the American people.
So while many of us can't afford the ever so pricey medical premiums, while so many American companies are producing more profits then ever before and paying less for their employees medical benefits, we have a billionaire president who tells us that if we can't afford healthcare then that's too bad. To bad that we must go without so this rich pissy-pants can charge us for his medical bills.
Well piss on you Bush!
You have the nerve to tell the American people that government has no business in subsidized healthcare while you reap the benefits of such subsidies?
In the United States of America we have millions of citizens who cannot afford healthcare and do not qualify for Medi-Cal because they make too much money, but you continue to charge us to check your testicles when you can afford your own medical bills...and you have the nerve to tell us “To work harder.”
Who the hell are you to tell us to work harder when you have never worked hard for anything in your life? Who do you think you are to tell us that when you take more vacations then any other president in US history?
“Work harder,” you say, well how did you get into Yale with a SAT Verbal Score of 566 and a SAT Math Score of 640 ? Your daddy's payola got you in there.
Every business you started you left in utter failure and you have the nerve to tell the American worker to “Work harder?” Really.
What we must do as a nation is to either enact a national healthcare system or put price caps on the amount health insurance companies and HMO's can charge for healthcare.
After all, if it's good enough for the president then it's good enough for the American people.

What's Going On With Abdul Rahman?






Do you remember Abdul Rahman, the christian convert in Afghanistan who's facing the death penalty for becoming a christian? Well on Monday, March 28, the Afghan court decided to drop their case against Mr. Rahman due to insanity, amid hundreds of Muslim protesters who are vouching for Mr. Rahman's imminent death.
Mr. Rahman was being held at Kabul's high-security Policharki prison, but was released Monday night and he's looking to leave the country for his physical safety.
Muslim clerics have threatened to provoke the Afghan people to kill Mr. Rahman, claiming that the gentleman is guilty of sacrilege and must die for his decision to convert.
As I said before, our sub-genius president had our troops killed to tear down one ghastly regime in order to erect another one. Nice work Bush, now it looks like you've done the same thing in Iraq, maybe your going to do the same thing in Iran too...God help us!

Ah Yes, An Ode To The Power Of Blogging.

An Example Of Why The Corporate Media Isn't Measuring Up In The Digital Age.



I find it rather interesting that two of my stories: Bush Awards Halliburton $385 Million To Build Concentration Camps In US (published Monday, March 6, 2006), and, Bush And Blair Discussed Using American Spy Plane To Lure Saddam Into War(published Friday, February 3, 2006); we're published days, even months before the New York Times ever published the same stories.
As my regular readers already know, in the case of Bush & Blair, I published that news story a month before the New York
Times ever touched it, and in the case of Halliburton the New York Times never got to it until two-three days after I originally circulated the story.
The thing I find particularly funny is that despite the corporate medias indignation regarding blogging, we're still on the fore-front of breaking news.
Yeah they complain that bloggers
can't be trusted, they say we aren't accurate, articulate, educated, and so on and so on; but the truth is that the big media outlets can no longer break new news fast enough, nor is their accuracy any better then what you find on the blogosphere.
So the next time you hear one of these big media conglomerates boasting about the timeliness of their news coverage, just remember...You read it here first!



Tuesday, March 21, 2006

US Troops In Iraq Kill A 6 Month Old, 75 Year Old, And Others In A House Raid Last Wednsday Iraqi Police Report Says


As that sadistic killer, George Bush told the nation “To look past the bloodshed,” the filthy asshole didn't mention that last Wednesday our troops killed 11 people in a house raid in which four of them we're women and five of them we're children.
As documented by an Iraqi police report, in a house 60 miles north of Baghdad, 11 villagers were killed after American troops herded them into a single room of the house, according to the police document obtained by Knight Ridder Newspapers, and the soldiers also burned three vehicles, killed the villagers' animals and blew up the house, the document said.
The report identified the dead by name, giving their ages. The two men killed were 22 and 28. Of the women, one was 22, another was 23, a third was 30 and the fourth was 75. Two of the children were 5 years old, two were 3, and the fifth was 6 months old, the document said.
Ibraheem Hirat Khalaf, whose brother Faiz owned the house and was among the dead, said he watched and heard the assault from his home 100 yards away. Mr. Khalaf said that U.S. troops used six missiles from helicopters to destroy the house as they were leaving.
A translation of the police report has been provided by Knight Ridder News, which includes accounts of events unrelated to the raid:

In the name of God, the most merciful This is the morning and afternoon events of 1-5/3/2006

1. Interior Ministry Operations: All forces belonging to the Interior Ministry will go on 100 percent alert status starting Wednesday 1-5/3/2006 until 1000 hours Friday 1-7/3/2006.

2. Coordination Center of Beji At 810 gunmen in a white vehicle, duck type (a reference to the local name for a Toyota model) kidnapped the child Mohamed (Badei Khaled) from Samaha school in Beji (map coordinates 617667).

3. Coordination Center of Dujail At 730 a benzene truck burned near Gassem al Queisy fuel station after one of its tires caught fire. The incident burned the driver (Hamed Abdalilah) and he was transported to the hospital (map coordinates 263519).

4. Coordination Center of Balad At 230 of 1-5/3/2006, according to the telegram (report) of the Ishaqi police directorate, American forces used helicopters to drop troops on the house of Faiz Harat Khalaf situated in the Abu Sifa village of the Ishaqi district.
The American forces gathered the family members in one room and executed 11 people, including 5 children, 4 women and 2 men, then they bombed the house, burned three vehicles and killed their animals (map coordinates 098702).

They were:

Turkiya Muhammed Ali, 75 years
Faiza Harat Khalaf, 30 years
Faiz Harat Khalaf, 28 years
Um Ahmad, 23 years
Sumaya Abdulrazak, 22 years
Aziz Khalil Jarmoot, 22 years
Hawra Harat Khalaf, 5 years
Asma Yousef Maruf, 5 years
Osama Yousef Maruf, 3 years
Aisha Harat Khalaf, 3 years
Husam Harat Khalaf, 6 months
(Signed)
Staff Colonel Fadhil Muhammed Khalaf Assistant Chief of the Joint Coordination Center

Major Tim Keefe, a spokesperson for the US military, said that the U.S. military has no information to support the allegations and that he had not heard of them before a reporter brought them to his attention Sunday.
"We're concerned to hear accusations like that, but it's also highly unlikely that they're true," he said. He added that U.S. forces "take every precaution to keep civilians out of harms' way. The loss of innocent life, especially children, is regrettable."

Source: Times Argus: Vermont News & Information

Monday, March 20, 2006

Here's A Peek At George Bush's Afghanistan

Today in Afghanistan, a 41 year old man, Abdoul Rahman, is currently on trial and faces the death penalty for converting to Christianity. Mr. Rahman was a practicing Muslim for 25 years before converting to Christianity fourteen years ago.
His family promptly turned him in to the authorities when they had learned of his conversion, and Mr. Rahman was found to posses a Bible when arrested by the Afghan police.
Now lingering in an Afghan prison, Abdoul Rahman faces the death penalty for freely choosing his religion.
The “Times of London” reports:

The Attorney-General is emphasizing he should be hung,” Judge Alhaj Ansarullah Mawlawy Zada, who will be trying his case, told The Times. “It is a crime to convert to Christianity from Islam. He is teasing and insulting his family by converting. In your country (Britain) two women can marry; that is very strange. In this country we have the perfect constitution, it is Islamic law and it is illegal to be a Christian and it should be punished.

Judge Alhaj Ansarullah Mawlawy Zada, also stated that Mr. Rahman could be spared death by hanging if he converts to Islam, denounces Christianity, and pleads insanity.


Our delusional lying sack of shit President, George Bush, claims victory for the people in Afghanistan but seems to turn a blind eye to the fact that he had our service men and woman sacrifice their lives to rid that country of a diabolical intolerant regime only to institute another one.
But as long as Afghanistan continues to supply America with oil, Bush doesn't care what happens in that country.

Hey All You Bush Supporters, Want To Give Your FührerA Break?


Yes that's right all you neocons out there, all 37% of you! With this post, feel free to comment on all the things your Führer Bush has done right!
Now I know that all the smart people in our country know and understand that there is nothing the Führer has done right.
But I constantly hear all 37% of Bush supporters whiningng that no one is looking at what Bush has done right, so now our villagege idiots can comment away, and say everything to their bleeding-hearts content, all the good and right things this disgracefulul, diabolical killer has done! Post Away!

Friday, March 17, 2006

A Friend Of The Reagan Administration


Yeah there's that dweebish punk Donald Rumsfeld ejaculating all over himself as he shakes the hand that fed him in 1983 when the Reagan Administration befriended Saddam because he was at war with Iran.
During this meeting in 1983, the Reagan Administration sold the ruthless dictator biological and chemical weapons by the ton to use against the Iranians during the Iraq- Iran War which lasted the better part of the 1980's.
But Rumsfeld's brother in arms had other uses for the internationally banned weapons: he gassed thoudsands of Kurds in northern Iraq in 1988 and used more of it to kill those in his country who opposed him.

Hey Guys, I Just Want To Say Thank You!!!


Hey Everyone,

I just want to say thank you for all your feedback and participation with my site: The Elephant's Ass!
Without all you fine, patriotic Americans and world citizens this site wouldn't be what it is today and I just want to extend my utmost thanks and gratitude!
Now lets get back to work and elect these corrupt right wing neocons out of office and make PNAC a thing of the past!

IMPEACH BUSH!

Have You Ever Wondered How Savage And Barbaric Al Qaeda Really Is?

Below is an image of a body of an Iraqi man who was savagely beheaden by Al Qaeda. The reason I'm showing this disgusting picture on my site is to show my fellow Americans just how barbaric and inhuman these fuckers really are.
It's one thing when we hear or read about these things but quite another when we see the carnage for ourselves.
The members of Al Qaeda arn't human, their savage beasts and may they rot in hell where they belong.

Warning: The Image Below Is Of The Body Of An Iraqi Man Who Was Savagely Beheaden By Al Qaeda.


































Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Why did Our Military Incinerate Iraqi Civilians With White Phosphorus?








White phosphorus is a caustic substance with wide incendiary uses in military applications, and according to the defense website, Globalsecurity.org:

"Phosphorus burns on the skin are deep and painful... These weapons are particularly nasty because white phosphorus continues to burn until it disappears... it could burn right down to the bone," when used as a chemical weapon.


So why did our military use it on Iraqi civilians during Operation Phantom Furry, the second major assault on Fallujah? At first the Defense Department stated that white phosphorus had been used exclusively as an illumination application, then on November 15, 2005 the Defense Department retracted their original statement to include, “It was used as an incendiary weapon against enemy combatants," as stated by spokesman Lt Col Barry Venable to the BBC, though not against civilians
But what we've also learned is that it had been purposefully used against Iraqi civilians in an indiscriminate manner, and in total violation of international law prohibiting such use.
The Guardian newspaper of London reported on November 14, 2005 that some 30,000 - 50,000 civilians remained in the city as the assault commenced:

The horrific conditions for those who remained in the city have begun to emerge in the last 24 hours as it became clear that US military claims of 'precision' targeting of insurgent positions were false. According to one Iraqi journalist who left Falluja on Friday, some of the civilian injuries were caused by the massive firepower directed on to city neighborhoods during the battle. 'If the fighters fire a mortar, US forces respond with huge force,' said the journalist, who asked not to be named.


On November 8, 2005 Italy's RaiNews24 broadcasted, Fallujah: The Hidden Massacre, a film documentary by Sigfrido Ranucci which showed the US military killed civilians in Fallujah using white phosphorus and MK-77 (modernized napalm) and that army and marine officers ordered soldiers to use these chemical weapons indiscriminately; the proof of these unconscionable deeds are backed up by former soldiers who took part in the battle, video and photographic images of incinerated Iraqi civilians, and the testimony of doctors who took part in the aftermath.
I suggest that everyone watch the documentary, Fallujah: The Hidden Massacre, to see the full barbarity for yourselves. Yes I understand that in a war zone it is practically impossible to avoid civilian casualties, but the issue here is that our military had undifferentiated between civilian and hostile targets and that the civilian population who we're present in the city during the battle we're targeted specifically by our military.
This is not a standard practice of war, but a war crime that needs to be fully investigated by an international court and prosecuted at the Hague. Our president George Bush is a war criminal, and like any other war criminal he needs to stand trial for his crimes against humanity.
Remember, Hitler didn't personally kill any Jews, he had others fulfill his bidding; and like Hitler, George Bush didn't personally conduct this massacre against Iraqi civilians he had others do his bidding. The atrocities committed by George Bush isn't strictly limited to the massacre in Fallujah, but include many atrocities which are highly publicized in respectable journals but are too numerous to mention here.
George Bush is our militaries commander in chief, he is responsible for what our military does and doesn't do. He is the top man, and there is nothing that our military does that the bastard doesn't know about. Not only should he be impeached (for the many offenses in office he has committed as our nation's leader) but stand trial like Slobodan Milosevic did at the Hague.
Infact George Bush is far worse than Milosevic, he has slaughtered far more civilians than Milosevic and he has wrecked Iraq far worse than Milosevic did to Serbia.
George Bush is a bastard to the conscience of our nation and the propagation of mankind.

This Is The Real Cost Of War / Was Their Deaths Worth George Bush's Hell In Iraq? NO!!!

For all you chicken hawks who believe that the War in Iraq is worth fighting for, that Iraqi oil makes the world go around, who rationalize away the life of American service men and women, I highly doubt that you have seen what it looks like when an American soldier gets his face blown off or the host of other voilations inflicted upon the body when struck by a roadside bomb.
You have not seen it because you never fought in any war of any kind, but I'm going to show you what the cost of war really entails. It makes me sick that you think this war is worth fighting for, it sickens me to the core that you don't care for the soldiers who must bear the burden of fighting this blood bath, you fuckers make me sick!!!

Warning: THE 3 IMAGES BEL
OW ARE HIGHLY GRAPHIC AND ARE ACTUAL IMAGES OF OUR AMERICAN SOLDERS WHO HAVE DIED IN IRAQ. THEY MADE ME SICK AND ANGRY LOOKING AT THEM, BUT WE AMERICANS MUST SEE THEM IF WE ARE TO FULLY UNDERSTAND WHAT IS THE TRUE COST OF THIS WAR THAT OUR NATION IS ENGAGED IN! VIEW WITH CAUTION!!!

















Monday, March 06, 2006

Is The Puppet Master Cutting His Strings? Is Big Dick Cheney Really Going To Resign?







Recently I've heard some rumors on various talk radio shows saying that asshole (Dick Cheney) is going to resign mid-2007. Does anyone have any additional information on this matter because I can't find anything to verify this?

Bush Awards Halliburton $385 Million To Build Concentration Camps In US








The Bush administration's Department of Homeland Security has awarded Halliburton's KBR division $385,000,000.00 in an open-ended contract to build US secret prisons to warehouse immigrants and disaster victims.
In a January 24, 2006 Halliburton press release the company stated:

“The contract, which is effective immediately, provides for establishing temporary detention & processing capabilities to augment existing Immigration & Removal Operations Program facilities in the event of an emergency influx of immigrants into the US., or to support the rapid development of new programs.”
It needs to be clear that it hasn't been publicly disclosed what these “new programs” actually are, and the location of the new concentration camps is currently secret.
But in 2002, former attorney general John Ashcroft publicly announced his intention to build “enemy combatant camps” for US citizens.

“Ashcroft's plan, disclosed last week but little publicized, would allow him to order the indefinate incarceration of US citizens & summarily strip them of their constitutional rights & access to the courts by declairing them enemy combatants,” the Los Angeles Times reported.

Much like Stalin's Gulags, the facist Bush administration is manuvering to circumvent our civil liberties and use his phony wartime presidental powers to imprision US citizens for matters and reasons based upon his fancy; bypassing our nation's criminal justice system to charge and detain persons who commit crimes. Bush and his cock sucking cronies can imprison you or me for whatever reason they concur and we don't have to commit a crime or other subversive acts: they just don't have to like us or our political affiliations.As it stands right now, anyone can be imprisoned by the president for any reason he deems necessary, and no one would know we're there; cutoff from legal recourse and left there to rot indefently. The administration doesn't have to publicly disclose what their “new programs” are and by looking at the history of the administration's decisions they'll do whatever they can to keep our nation in the dark. It's time to Wake Up America, Wake Up!