A writer named Kelly Kramer recently compiled
a 'resume' for George W. Bush.
In it, she listed his central accomplishments. Among
1. Shattered all records for the biggest annual deficit in history;
2. Set economic record for most
private bankruptcies filed in any 12 month
3. Set all-time record for biggest
drop in the history of the stock
4. 1st. yr. in office, set all-time
high for most days on vacation by any
5. Took all August off for vacation,
then presided over history's worst
security failure, 911.
6. Over 2 million Americans lost their jobs in his first 2 yrs. in office;
7. Cut unemployment benefits for
more jobless Americans than any
8. Appointed more convicted criminals
to administration jobs
9. Signed more laws/exec. orders
10. Presided over biggest energy
crises in U.S. history and refused to
intervene when corruption was revealed;
11. Cut health care benefits for war veterans;
12. Set all-time record for most
people worldwide to simultaneously take to
the streets to protest a sitting American President, shattering the record
for protest against any person in the history of mankind;
13. Dissolved more international treaties than any president, ever;
14. 1st. president in history to
have 50 states simultaneously go
15. Presided over biggest corporate
stock market fraud of any market in
any country in the history of the world done by his donor pals.
16. 1st. president ever to order
a US attack and military occupation of a
sovereign nation supposedly just to get rid of its KING, forbidden by all
modern laws, conventions.
17. Created largest government department bureaucracy in U.S. history;
18. Set all-time record for biggest
annual budget spending increases,
more than any president in U.S. history;
19. 1st. president ever, to have
U.N. remove U.S. from Human Rights
20 Removed USA from Elections Monitoring Board;
21. All-time US (& world) record
holder for most corporate campaign
22. Biggest lifetime campaign contributor
presided over one of the
largest corporate bankruptcy frauds in world history (Kenneth
Lay, former CEO of Enron Corporation);
23. Spent more money on polls & focus groups than any president, ever.
24. 1st. president to run and hide
when the US came under attack (and
then lied saying the enemy had the code to Air Force 1);
25. Took the biggest world sympathy
for the US after 9/11, and in less
than a year made the US the most resented nation on Earth
(possibly the biggest diplomatic failure in US and world history);
26. With a policy of ' disengagement
' created the most hostile
Israeli-Palestine relations in at least 30 years;
27. 1st. US president in history
to have a majority of the people of
Europe (71 percent) view his presidency as the biggest
threat to world peace and stability;
28. 1st. US president in history
to have the people of South Korea more
threatened by the US than their immediate neighbor, North
29. Changed US policy to allow convicted
criminals to be awarded
30. Set all-time high for number
of administration appointees who
violated US law by not selling huge investments in corporations
bidding for government contracts;
31. Failed to fulfill his pledge
to get Osama bin Laden ' dead or alive
32. Failed to capture the anthrax
killer who tried to murder the leaders
of our country at the U.S. Capitol building. After 18 months, he has no
leads and zero suspects; But he killed reporter at tabloid that put his
daughters on super market counters with anthrax.
33. In the 19 months following the
9/11 attacks, he has successfully
prevented any public investigation into the biggest security
failure in the history of the U.S.
34. Removed more freedoms and civil
liberties than any other president,
35. Entered office with the strongest
economy in US history and in less
than two years turned every single economic category straight down.
and I would add:
36. Only President in history to have people's approval at above 70%
after doing all this, showing that the American people have reached new levels
of stupidity, or are seriously out of touch with reality.
The above is an excerpt from a 6-page
editorial entitled "At The Turning Of
The Tide", by William Rivers Pitt. It was printed in
Truthout on May 1, 2003. See entire article at
* * * * *
These 35 plain reasons to deny George W. Bush
a second term may be handed
to any undecided voter. Naturally, none of these points
will be seen or heard about in Republicans' $250-million (another all-time
record) very aggressive campaign to get Bush re-elected.
Please think about what further national downturns he may directly cause if
given 4 more years to pursue the right wing agenda.Since
he cannot run for a third term, his recklessness would likely increase along
with and general indifference to all major domestic issues.
ARMS LOBBY MAVERICK in CHARGE NOW!
WAR TOY MAVEN MADE NEW KING OF IRAQ
By Richard Wallace
US Editor In Washington
The Mirror - UK
GENERAL JAY GARNER
TO BE PUT IN CHARGE OF POST WAR IRAQ!
Jay Garner, the retired US general who will oversee humanitarian relief
and reconstruction in postwar Iraq, is president of an arms company that
provides crucial technical support to missile systems vital to the US
invasion of the country.
Garner's business background is causing serious concerns at the United
Nations and among aid agencies, who are already opposed to US
administration of Iraq if it comes outside UN authority, and who say
appointment of an American linked to the arms trade is the 'worst case
scenario' for running the country after the war.
Garner is president of Virginia-based SY Coleman, a subsidiary of
defence electronics group L-3 Communications, which provides technical
services and advice on the Patriot missile system being used in Iraq.
Patriot was made famous in the 1991 Gulf war when it was used to protect
Israeli and Saudi targets from attack by Saddam Hussein's Scud missiles.
Garner was involved in the system's deployment in Israel.
SY Coleman has also worked on the Arrow missile defence system, deployed
in Israel, and is involved in the US national missile defence programme.
Garner joined SY Technologies, taken over last year by L-3, in 1997,
after leaving the US army.
Defence analyst David Armstrong of the Washington-based National
Security News Service says: 'It seems inappropriate for somebody to step
into a humanitarian and administrative role from a company with a role
in providing equipment which, albeit defensive, is vital to the success
of the US operation.'
Phil Bloomer of Oxfam said 'The worst case scenario would be to put
charge of the reconstruction someone from the US or UK linked to the
arms or oil industries.'
According to its website, SY Coleman provides technical services such
missile system engineering and target system design for a wide range of
US military programmes, and also makes some components. It also provides
operational services such as battle management and 'warfighter support'.
The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that it was a Patriot missile
was involved when a British Tornado was hit last week.
Jack Tyler, an SY Coleman senior vice-president, confirmed that Garner
still held his position at the company.
THE NET COOKS! PICTURE a world where
PIG FARMERS CAN
WRITE to HENRY KISSINGER!
JEFF NELSON, AMERICAN PIG FARMER,
COMES UP WITH THE PLAN FOR PEACE!
DEAR DR. HENRY KISSINGER, dear America! Here's the Plan!!!
1) The US will immediately apologize to the world for our "interference"
MIDDLE EAST and their 'to us-quite backward' MUSLIM ways which
produce virgin daughters and wives, unlike those we have here.
We will stop interfering in their political affairs, and telling Saddam
and everyone what to do. We were pushy. OK. We admit it
We will never "interfere" again. Monroe Doctrine will now work both ways!
2) We will withdraw our troops from all over the world, starting with
Germany, South Korea and the Philippines. In spite of all the buckolas
our GI's put into those countries, you don't want us there? Fine. We're
After all, that many folks who eat lentils all day can't be wrong. They
have got to be more clear-headed than us sugar pop swilling, bologna
dweebs, with beef crawling thru our colon, rotting who give W the
highest presidential approval rating in history!. But hear this.
We will not fire these soldiers, oh no. We will station our fine G.I's
and American troops --the boys who love guns--- at our borders.
Hear this third world: No more sneaking through holes in the fence.
3) All illegal aliens have 90 days to get their affairs together and
leave. We'll give them a free trip home. After 90 days the remainder
will be gathered up and deported immediately, regardless of who or where
they are. France would welcome them.
4) All future visitors will be thoroughly checked and limited to 90
unless given a special permit. No one from a terrorist nation would be
allowed in. If you don't like it in BumFuck middle east, use the internet
the way our own leftist evolutionaries did and change things there
yourself! Don't hide here ten to a room, waiting for trickle down.
Asylum would not ever be available to anyone. YOU GOT a despot
there after your ass? Use a box cutter on HIM! We don't need any
more cab drivers who hear NINTH STREET as nicely and nod and
say "yes, drive nicely." HUH???????? HELLO!!!!!!
5) No "students" over age 21. The older ones are all bombers. If they
attend classes, they get a "D" and it's back home baby. And flight schools
that's OVER BABY! SERIOUSLY OVER WITH!
6) The US will make a strong effort to become self sufficient energy
This will include developing non polluting sources of energy but will
require a temporary drilling of oil in the Alaskan wilderness. The caribou
will have to cope for a while.
7) Offer Saudi Arabia and other oil producing countries $10 a barrel
their oil. If they don't like it, we go someplace else. Alaska. There are
currently a thousand possible drilling sites on our planet just as good as
8) If there is a famine or other natural catastrophe in the world, we
not "interfere" with Darwinian Ecological Castastrophe and cause stupid
people who can't plan ahead to replicate. No more MARSHALL plan.
These starving dummies can pray to Allah or whomever, for seeds, rain, cement
or whatever they need. They ain't gettin' it from the U.S. of A 'less they got
something to trade for it. True, most of what we give them is antique, useless,
and given to your third world government where despots see to it that the people
who need it most get very little, if any anyway. Oh yeah? THINK NOT?
SOMOZA sold the tents and blankts we sent for that quake and banked
the cash in Switzerland.
9) We do like input from the third world so that equal development occurs.
So we are going to do a glorious redecoration and remake of the fine, useful UN
Headquarters in NYC at our taxpayer's cost as we know this is an investment
in the future. Now, you diplomats Learn to live politely, stop raping NY's prettiest
show girls. We will in turn, live within the UN's dictims and legal decisions and votes
as we recognize the UN will create evolution and economical incremental growth
for lagging nations, permanently ending terrorism. Because only people who have
nothing to life for find causes to die for.
10) All American hawks, liberterians, anti United Nations freaks, ABC
talk show hosts, Right wing religious Broadcasters, all ex cons like
Ollie North with anti commie agendas, all flag-waving patriots must read
books on negotiation and politeness. We do not need SHOCK JOCKS
telling us how to run our country and broadcasting to the lower tiers of
American evolutionary life forms so they hang flags on their SUVS that
indicate they want to invade third world countries and kill everyone.
AND...guess what else? All American tourists to get a passport
must prove they have read Miss Manners and Emily Post
before they take off on their trip! All the rest of us must go to
charm and beauty school. That way, no one can call us "Ugly Americans"
any longer, or ever again.
Mr Kissinger? You may find me in for consulting at the "SOMETHING
NICE IS BACON" Pig Farm in Northern California. signed Jeff Nelson.
Oh yes, while you're at it, send a copy of this to your congressman and
vote it into LAW!
"POSSIBLE WORST-CASE SCENARIOS IF WAR WITH IRAQ OCCURS"
Darwinian theories of evlution may propose that humanity still needs wars to develop itself. For humans to be in full flower as a loving and compassionate species, we need great shocks to wrench us from lesser positions.
On a Darwinian level, we need to weed out the bellicose. The boys and girls misguided enough to go exotic places and killl people, who volunteer for war because they believe Iraq needs to be bombed, tanked, kicked, murdered and bodies shoveled under the sand by the ten thousand just so the joint can lose some dictator and then have democracy "rescue" it, as we did for Cuba when we installed a lineage of U.S. puppets (causing a Castro to have to arrive) as we did with Iran with the Shah, so that the Ayatollas came, or as we did with Russia in 1917, our own incursionism causing an armed empire of military minds to arise.. or as we did in the in the Phillippines with a string of Marcos characters who put the country's wealth in Switzerland, or we did in Nicaragua with the Somozas, requiring NORIEGAS to come, or in Guatemala, Chile, or in Idi Amin's Africa, or Panama where we installed the worst drug running banana puppets imaginable, so if any KID believes in that war, hey, let them die there. THE POPULACE needs weeding. We don't want those stupid pigheaded enraged robots in the gene pool! But, do we need a worst-case scenario to finally move humanity beyond considering war an acceptable resort?
What should make you most incredulous about
America's neo Nazi warpath of EMPIRE is our inattention to the fact that
many of us BELIEVE that an Iraqi life is as valuable as an American one.
It is contemptible not to think this way. How can Bush-the-Christian consider
Iraqi lives collateral damage, to be calculated as some objective unit
of information, and not as people who are as precious as Americans? Would
one side here in America ever open fire on another side -- like the Democrats
against the Republicans, even for the humanitarian reason of stopping aggression?
Would we open fire on Sweden? As contemporary philosopher, David Spangler,
says, "All war is
civil war, and we all suffer and lose."
Read this transcript of Morning Edition, March 12 on Nat'l Public Radio, Possible Worst-Case Scenarios if War with Iraq Occurs, sent to us by Maireid Sullivan. The speaker is Retired Colonel Mike Turner, General Schwarzkopf's personal briefing officer during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
Here's an excerpt:
"Perhaps we can pull this off, but here's a far
worse scenario that's at
least as likely. Within hours of our attack, Saddam launches Scuds on
Israel. Israel's right-wing government launches a full-scale attack on Iraq,
creating a holy war nightmare. Saddam, threatened with his own survival,
uses chemical and biological weapons and human shields just as he has in the
past. He torches his own oil fields, thousands of his own people are killed.
Photos of American soldiers amid landscapes of Iraqi civilian bodies blanket
the world press which aligns unanimously against the US. The US is condemned
by NATO and the UN.
The war ends within a few weeks, but the crisis
deepens. The US is left to
administer a political vacuum in Iraq. Iran is emboldened to help the
Shiites in the south. Disease breaks out, food and water are contaminated
and the cost of the war skyrockets (for U.S. taxpayers)
The US economy is dealt a body blow, but
the administration can find
no credible way out. Britain's Prime Minister Blair is voted out of office.
Meanwhile, al-Qaeda, seeing an opportunity due
to a shift in US focus,
attacks a major US target. North Korea, emboldened by the distraction,
ignores diplomatic efforts to restrain its development of nuclear weapons
and begins to export weapons-grade plutonium to terrorists.
These are not remote possibilities, but in my
view reasonable, possibly even
EVERY TIME I WRITE ABOUT SPARING THE IRAQUI BABIES, painting pictures of mothers holding kids full of shrappnel, my CONSERVATIVE PAL Christian Grace writes me, "uh- oh ,more liberal lap dog rhetoric. Your pal Clinton went into Bosnia and Iraq with-OUT CONGRESSIONAL or U.N approval. Brother, you guys sure have short memories. Bush has 65% approval for war. Don't you watch public tv? You can be damn glad for war since you arent speaking German or having to memorize "Mein Kampf." In Iraq you would be killed for your communist ant-country treasonist speech. If you don't appreciate your blood bought freedom -(war against British colonalism in US in l8th cent, war against Mexico go get Texas ) --- why don't you go to Iraq and send one of them here in your stead?
ANITA: Grace, I say, apples and oranges. We don't have to be Nazis invading Iraq to get rid of someone whose only crime is being their leader. It's illegal! It's OP OIL is what it is.
CG: That is such crap- -Saddam has a scorched earth policy so we won't be winning any oil - like last time, REMEMBER the burning wells?
ANITA: Grace, Public radio just had the whole squad of GI's on, telling how they were told to light those fires. NPR 4 p.m.
CG: This isn't about commie radio, damnnit, it's about humans rights and proliferation of chemical weapons! Can't we all just get along? (imitating my simper). No! I say take this lying tyrant thug out! Does anyone bother to ask what the kurds or native Iraqis think? Its not about what courage-less peacenicks think anymore."
ANITA: Grace, NY TIMES just had a Defense Dept CIA whistleblower on front page, he said IRAN gassed the Kurds, not Iraq. We know it from the git-go but used it as agit-prop. Grace?
The line had gone dead. It would
take me a few weeks to get her mad enough to write me again (below.)
CHRISTIAN GRACE Dukes it out with a Hollywood, Progressive, Liberal Leftist
It was a little before Easter before I got Grace back online. I was able to catch our emails to one another with a text editor (after she hung up). Once you see what she writes, you'll wonder what PC tool SHE HAD by her elbow! Probably the site page from the philosopher she quotes.But you'll truly marvel at the fast highlight, edit, copy paste into email right hand she has!
I, Anita (Initials "PILL" are used for my words, (standing for Progressive Instinctual Liberal Leftist:) told my friend Christian Grace, her initials are CG for Christian Right Wing Hawk, "GRACE ole gal, You have been duped by the INTELLIGENCE propaganda agencies that work for the CORPORATIONS which want to rule intead of the hegemony of the people of the entire world that the U.N. represents which would REALLY be CHRISTIAN OF YOU. THE U.N sends soldiers in a well meaning way, to come as non partisan interruptors of gang wars. They are more trusted than say, US soldiers working for Daddy Bush and ENRON would be. The diplomats who you complain of coming to NYC and raping girls are not perfect. They drive Mercedes. They have a slosh or two and go wild. I have indeed heard of a youngster from an embassy family once who raped a girl, used his diplomatic immunity but NEVER the Rep to the U.N. so if you want to HATE the U.N. find a better reason.
You Christian liberterians in the right wing have been persuaded by the ANTI-COMMIE set, a truly antique fear instutionalized as a philosophy. The patriotic speeches of candidates hired as mercenaries by the corporations have enflamed you, gal! The CEOs, Rockfellers, bankers, Harrimans) have used focus groups to come up with just the lingo to program you to hate the UN. Your letter to me just now asserts:
1.) The USA is the host of that NYC based party, not a very expensive party, but nonetheless the HOSTS and frequently that seems expensive. IT IS NOT. New kitchens in the Astoria and all!
2.) THE U.N. only helps COMMIE agendas in the third world.
The word SHARING was invented by Jesus not MARX you goose! If a CEO or banker sees his copper mine in CHILE nationalized by some gung ho nationalist leader who thinks the copper belongs to CHILEANS, like ALLENDE.....and the UNITED nations would probably agree...... he's gonna put out a propaganda line that 'we gotta rein the little third world darkies at the UN in some. Some crowd has to threaten to tear the UN apart, not fund it or something. If that doesn't work then some crowd has to start to allege bad stuff about the UN and its reps in NYC.
YOU, Christian Grace, read some of that Devvy Kidd Sierra times Liberterian anti commie stuff and got persuaded? Shame on you. You were played like a LUTE! Second generation dummie stuff.
We are in bad times here. A planet like everything else, stinks from the TOP. When ONE MAN, a rock, a Rothchild a Rockfeller, a Harriman/Bush is in control of the whole patootie, you got bad times in river city. Cuz one man is not going to worry about the other 4 billion 999 million. He don't give a flyin' $*@(@ ! He wants a billion a day to live on. The I'm alright Jack, screw you line of thinking. IF YOU SUBSCRIBE to those who want a UN to keep him from stepping in when Mr. Big does stuff, then YOU ARE ON HIS SIDE, and not on the side of 4 bil999mil, got the picture? You were flummoxed? Drugged. Given an alt brain, like TOTAL RECALL. A brain that is not your own! MEMORIES, thoughts that are not your own!
If that happened to my head, I'd put a bullet in it. Thankfully it has NOT.
Christian Grace responded like CHURCH LADY as I knew she would, sensing moral rot in me: "Like it or not, Anita, we as Americans and other cultures have benefited by war! Think about it. how have you personally benefiited by war?"
PILL that I am, I answer: "My dad worked at Lockheed during WWII. Roosevelt forced him to. He had a neat job arranging music for musicals at MGM but they strong armed him, said he'd be infantry if he didn't build planes. They'd force him to go to war. Actually I'd been born, so they really couldn't. He didn't benefit from five years as a riveter lemme tell you. Nor did this planet. Borders all over this world got changed, genocidal dictators installed everywhere by us.
CG: All cultures are NOT created equal. I know that you Rousseau-esque nature worshippers have some peculiar, liberal dogma that every racial and ethnic heritage is worth celebrating but some are utter crap.
PILL: That's right. Those New Guinea savages who eat their dead relatives' brains. Utter.
CG: Do you know of Sowell? That's at the heart of all of Thomas Sowell's work. In Conquests and Cultures, Sowell takes his controversial views a step further, daring to argue that the best thing that ever happened to some cultures was to suffer military conquest by another, be absorbed digested and expelled. Darwinian expediancy. . Like --look at the brutish English, conquered by Rome.
PLL: Unfortunately, the Brits survived to rule the world. Rome disappeared. Weird. What are we proving here?
CG. That some defunct cultures just got their butts beat and it was OK for them.
PILL: In modern times, we've got the WWII, Germany Japan thing. The Winner got the debt, had to carry the losers on his shoulders with The Marshall plan making them gadzillionaires in a decade. We kill half their people, torture the rest with grief then make their children rich. Goes to prove; what doesn' t kill you makes you stronger and gives you a share in the marketplace!
CG Well, it's Outrageous, to be sure -- to you bleeding heart liberals.
But when all is said and done, we predict that Conquests and Cultures will
come to be considered not only Sowell's most controversial, but also his
finest work. Marshalling an impressive array of historical information,
Sowell argues that the destinies of all human societies -- from ethnic
minorities to dominant civilizations -- depend on what he calls their "cultural
capital" -- not race or genes. Military conquest is often the means
by which cultural capital is transferred, or in some instances destroyed.
on such representative cases a the Roman conquest of Britain, the European colonization of Africa and North America, and the Soviet Empire, Sowell explores the way the conquest of one people by another can culturally enrich the conquered society.
PILL Grace,I'm sure the American Occupation of Afghanistan and the pipeline there is gonna enrich one or two guys. Make their day. Try, their century!
CG: Sowell's international and historical perspective permits him to explore explosive issues of racial differences more objectively than he could if he focused exclusively on the contemporary world. Nonetheless his insights shed new light on the present, including urgent questions and issues like these: How after-the-fact idealizing of conquered cultures, and the demonizing of Western colonizers, has had disastrous consequences for developing nations.
PILL: I agree. It's like supplying them with hankies and victim identities. They spend the rest of time wringing the hankie and trying to sue instead of plowing the back forty.
CG: How "racism" as an explanation of intergroup differences hinders the acquisition of the cultural capital needed to rise economically and socially.
PILL: I know, it's so automatic, cheap and easy to say we plundered and exterminated you because you were darkies, not cuz you were using donkies to plow. Weird, huh?
CG: How artificially-induced "pride" in ancient achievements can actually hinder a group or nation from catching up with more advanced contemporaries.
PILL: Like give up that dancing around the fire, the fertility festivals. It's goofy. Just watch MTV and Elvis movies like we do.
CG: Sowell examined why "prejudiced" views of certain ethnic and racial groups come from those who know them best -- and sentimental idealizations from those who know them least.
PILL: And I hear Margaret Mead made a lot of stuff up. Did you hear that?
C.G: Cultural capital must not be confused with formal education -- and still less with the presence of an intelligentsia because that is often a sign of moral decay.
PILL: Ahh, moral decay. The province of the far left and the fag theatre critics they rode in on and the New Guinea brain eating fire dancers. Say Grace, whose side ARE you on?
CG What's so is what's so. There are culturally-determined reasons that some peoples take better advantage of their natural resources than others.
PILL. Ok, I'm a gardener so here's an area I know. Israelis turned the sandy desert into Eden while Arabs had to import food or starve. Oh Arabs do have solukis. Dogs that chase rabbits. So they must eat a lot of rabbits. I understand resources. What's your point?
C.G: Although Conquests and Cultures completes the trilogy of books on culture that began with Migrations and Cultures (Item #4338) and Race and Culture, it can be read without reference to the earlier volumes, thanks to lengthy introduction and epilogue summarizing the trilogy's findings and conclusions.Thomas Sowell's courageous assault on the shibboleths of political correctness -- and climaxes his career as one of the outstanding conservative thinkers of our time.
PLL: I don't know. You're doing alright. Grace, you a LIBRARIAN?
CG: THOMAS SOWELL is a senior fellow and historian at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He writes a biweekly column in Forbes Magazine as well as a nationally syndicated newspaper column."Thomas Sowell is, in my opinion, the most original and interesting philosopher at work in America. I have learned a great deal from him and his new book is full of insights and wisdom."
PLL-Grace you're really cooking. You could write, gal!
CG- That quote is from Paul Johnson, author of A History of the American People and Modern Times. He likes Sowell. Not that I don't. I do.And not that I can't write. I can.
PLL. Well you sure compute gal! How do you download this stuff as fast as we can talk. You're GOOD. And you're almost convincing me that genocide is good because it develops the survivors, a kind of Darwinian argument for the Empire. Might is right. DOW CHEMICALS AND THE DOW JONES should be everywhere. Composted manure farming should not! You must be a computer programmer right? Grace? Hello?
She had gone offline, didn't want to answer to an organic gardening reference or maybe the Church Deacon had caught her using the computer for something other than inviting the list to the deep-fried turkey feast Easter Sunday. We'll never know. It's hard to get Grace mad as a wet chicken enough to write me. She positively pisses on California Communists.
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