Monday, July 30, 2007
Oh ok, so y'all bumped the min-wage up to a WHOPPING $5.85, so it's time to give yourselves another $4,400, bringing their annual salaries to...$170,000! For doing...what?! Talking?! Passing a bunch of over-worded bullshit laws designed to confound and confuse the average person?! So do the math kids.
If you make $5.85 an hour, work 40 hours a week, you make annually a HUGE sum of...$12,168! (At least that's why my calculator said when I put in 5.85 X 40 X 52--ya know, 52 weeks a year?--and there ya go!)
If you are a dildo in CONgress (who still do not get that 75% of Americans want the BU$Hitler Crime Family IMPEACHED, and the goddamn ILLEGAL IRAQ WAR, EXCUSE ME, OCCUPATION, FUCKING ENDED ALREADY...just for starters, oh and HEALTH CARE FOR EVERYONE, goddamn assholes!) then you get $170,000! Not counting all the BRIBES, KICK-BACKS AND OTHER PERKS, LIKE "HERE, FLY ON MY CORPORATE JET AND ROLL UP ON MY HARD-ON WHILE I SHIT IN A HOOKER'S MOUTH, AND OH MAKE SURE YOU PASS SOME LAWS THAT MAKE IT EASY FOR MY SCUMBAG CORPORATION TO EXPLOIT THE AMERICAN LABOR FORCE SOME MORE..."
Oh and ain't it just nifty how everyone in CONgress gets TAX PAYER COVERED HEALTH CARE, meanwhile the rest of us DON'T GET SHIT?!
THOU SHALT NOT LIE...what freakin' part of this do ya NOT understand?! Just curious, I just mention this in passing...
Ok, I'll be fair, it's actually (from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_Commandments):
"Do not bear false witness against your neighbor" (or words to that affect)
One must not bear false witness in a court of law or other proceeding.
So...I am correct in deducting that lying before Congress would fall in the "court of law or other proceeding" category, no?!
Also, wasn't there one regarding MURDER or something along those lines?
Gimme a Fair and Balanced HAIL SATAN!
The answer to 1984...IS 1776!
9/11 is a goddamn LIE!
Show me the plane hitting the Pentagon!
If impeachment is not the table, WHY was it taken off? Blackmail!?
DOESN'T THIS MEAN THAT UNTIL 2006 THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION WAS BREAKING THE LAW???
Data Mining requires a WARRANT too!
Flashback: Bloomberg reports that Warrantless Wiretapping began 7 MONTHS BEFORE 9/11.
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has given Gonzo until Thursday to clarify contradictions in his testimony or risk a perjury investigation. Remember how well Karl Rove did with his “do over” for Patrick Fitzgerald.
Through it all, Bush is standing by his man.
THE WAR IN IRAQ:
Iraq’s PM Nouri al-Maliki and the top US Gen. In Iraq David Petraeus need a time out. Their relationship is so bad al-Maliki has asked Bush to remove Petraeus. Bush has no intention of withdrawing anyone from Iraq, generals included.
Is there a version of withdrawal the GOP can support?
Congress is opposing the Bush administration’s plan to sell $20 billion dollars worth of arms to the Saudis and other Persian Gulf countries.
While Bush is gift-wrapping the weapons for the Saudis, the US ambassador to the UN is accusing the Saudi Arabia of undermining the efforts to stop the violence in Iraq.
At least there is some good coming out of Iraq. The Iraq National Soccer team won the Asian Cup over the weekend.
Not so fast. During the celebration 4 people were killed from falling bullets!
Bush says he wants to modernize the FISA law. Translation: Bush wants to modify the FISA law to make it easier to avoid.
HAPPY TALK says We JUST MIGHT WIN THE WAR IN IRAQ! If we stay the course!
The Iraqi’s are coming up short on reconstruction. The US may need to add more to the billions we’ve already spent.
Kidnapped Americans STILL not found. They were contractors with NO EXPERIENCE, some hired off the Internet.
Congress, Bush and the Iraqi Parliament are headed for summer vacation. Our troops, on the other hand, aren’t going anywhere.
Pat Tillman...was he killed for his POLITICAL VIEWS?
From PBS’s “NOW”, Voter Caging and how it works.
THE ’08 CANDIDATES:
With only 3 Republican candidates signed on for the Sept. 17th CNN/YouTube debate, it has been postponed with no new date assigned.
Cheney gets a new heart…battery that is!
Michael Moore…you’ve been SERVED!
HACKED! A recent study found virtually EVERY Voting Machine used in California can be hacked into easily. ES&S machines couldn't be tested because they failed to meet the deadline for the Study.
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Sen. Prescott Bush straightens out Sen. Richard Nixon's hat.
From David Swanson and our friends at Smirking Chimp:
Bush Fulfills His Grandfather's Dream
by David Swanson | Jul 28 2007 - 2:01pm |
It's remarkably common for a grandson to take up his grandfather's major project. This occurred to me when I read recently of Thor Heyerdahl's grandson taking up his mission to cross the Pacific on a raft. But what really struck me was the BBC story aired on July 23rd documenting President George W. Bush's grandfather's involvement in a 1933 plot to overthrow the U.S. government and install a fascist dictatorship. I knew the story, but had not considered the possibility that the grandson was trying to accomplish what his grandfather had failed to achieve.
Prescott Sheldon Bush (1895 to 1972) attended Yale University and joined the secret society known as Skull and Bones. Prescott is widely reported to have stolen the skull of Native American leader Geronimo. As far as I know, this has not actually been confirmed. In fact, Prescott seems to have had a habit of making things up. He sent letters home from World War I claiming he'd received medals for heroism. After the letters were printed in newspapers, he had to retract his claims.
If this does not yet sound like the life of a George W. Bush ancestor, try this on for size: Prescott Bush's early business efforts tended to fail. He married the daughter of a very rich man named George Herbert Walker (the guy with the compound at Kennebunkport, Maine, that now belongs to the Bush family, and the origin of Dubya's middle initial). Walker installed Prescott Bush as an executive in Thyssen and Flick. From then on, Prescott's business dealings went better, and he entered politics.
Now, the name Thyssen comes from a German named Fritz Thyssen, major financial backer of the rise of Adolph Hitler. Thyssen was referred to in the New York Herald-Tribune as "Hitler's Angel." During the 1930s and early 1940s, and even as late as 1951, Prescott Bush was involved in business dealings with Thyssen, and was inevitably aware of both Thyssen's political activities and the fact that the companies involved were financially benefiting the nation of Germany. In addition, the companies Prescott Bush profited from included one engaged in mining operations in Poland using slave labor from Auschwitz. Two former slave laborers have sued the U.S. government and the heirs of Prescott Bush for $40 billion.
Until the United States entered World War II it was legal for Americans to do business with Germany, but in late 1942 Prescott Bush's businesses interests were seized under the Trading with the Enemy Act. Among those businesses involved was the Hamburg America Lines, for which Prescott Bush served as a manager. A Congressional committee, in a report called the McCormack-Dickstein Report, found that Hamburg America Lines had offered free passage to Germany for journalists willing to write favorably about the Nazis, and had brought Nazi sympathizers to America. (Is this starting to remind anyone of our current president's relationship to the freedom of the press?)
The McCormack-Dickstein Committee was established to investigate a homegrown American fascist plot hatched in 1933. Here's how the BBC promoted its recent story:
- "Document uncovers details of a planned coup in the USA in 1933 by right-wing American businessmen. The coup was aimed at toppling President Franklin D Roosevelt with the help of half-a-million war veterans. The plotters, who were alleged to involve some of the most famous families in America, (owners of Heinz, Birds Eye, Goodtea, Maxwell Hse & George Bush’s Grandfather, Prescott) believed that their country should adopt the policies of Hitler and Mussolini to beat the great depression. Mike Thomson investigates why so little is known about this biggest ever peacetime threat to American democracy."
"Among us today a concentration of private power without equal in history is growing." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Allen Dulles, the NAZIs, and the CIA
Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg once stated that "The Dulles brothers were traitors." Some historians believe that Allen Dulles became head of the newly formed CIA in large part to cover up his treasonous behavior and that of his clients. -- Christian Dewar, Making a Killing
Just before his death, James Jesus Angleton, the legendary chief of counterintelligence at the Central Intelligence Agency, was a bitter man. He felt betrayed by the people he had worked for all his life. In the end, he had come to realize that they were never really interested in American ideals of "freedom" and "democracy." They really only wanted "absolute power."
Angleton told author Joseph Trento that the reason he had gotten the counterintelligence job in the first place was by agreeing not to submit "sixty of Allen Dulles' closest friends" to a polygraph test concerning their business deals with the Nazis. In his end-of-life despair, Angleton assumed that he would see all his old companions again "in hell." -- Michael Hasty, Paranoid Shift
The study of the past is beset by uncertainty. Experts on ancient inscriptions can easily get into arguments over whether or not two prominent people with the same name were actually a single individual. The student of modern history doesn't normally run into such problems because our lives today are so well documented. But suppose that most present-day records were to be lost in the course of time, leaving only a few semi-mythic narratives. In that case, future historians might well conclude that the only way to make sense of the twentieth century was by assuming that there were actually two Allen Dulleses.
One Allen Dulles, they would tell us, was the head of a powerful group of covert agents who served the great American Republic at mid-century. The other, who lived and worked slightly earlier, had been dedicated to promoting the interests of the Nazi Reich, which was the sworn enemy of the Americans. Despite the coincidence of names, there could obviously have been no connection between them.
We, with our documentation intact, have no choice but to accept that these two Allen Dulleses were one and the same. But the price of our superior knowledge is that for us the twentieth century threatens to make no sense at all.
How do we begin to untangle this puzzle? Perhaps it would help if we went back to the start.
Allen Welsh Dulles was born to privilege and a tradition of public service. He was the grandson of one secretary of state and the nephew of another. But by the time he graduated from Princeton in 1914, the robber baron era of American history was coming to an an end, ushered out by the Sherman Anti-Trust Act -- which had been used in 1911 to break up Standard Oil -- and by the institution of the progressive income tax in 1913. The ruling elite was starting to view government less as their own private preserve and more as an unwanted intrusion on their ability to conduct business as usual. That shift of loyalties in itself may account for many of the paradoxical aspects of Dulles's career.
So, what else is new?
Here's an interesting bit of lesser-known history:
Nazis and the Republican Party
Investigative reporter Christopher Simpson says in “Blowback” that after World War II, Nazi émigrés were given CIA subsidies to build a far-right-wing power base in the U. S. These Nazis assumed prominent positions in the Republican Party's "ethnic outreach committees." Simpson documents the fact that these Nazis did not come to America as individuals but as part of organized groups with fascist political agendas. The Nazi agenda did not die along with Adolf Hitler. It moved to America (or a part of it did) and joined the far right of the Republican Party.
Simpson shows how the State Department and the CIA put high-ranking Nazis on the intelligence payroll "for their expertise in propaganda and psychological warfare," among other purposes. The most important Nazi employed by the U.S. was Reinhard Gehlen, Hitler's most senior eastern front military intelligence officer. After Germany's defeat became certain, Gehlen offered the U. S. certain concessions in exchange for his own protection. Gehlen promoted hyped up cold war propaganda on behalf of the political right in this country, and helped shape U.S. perceptions of the cold war.
Journalist Russ Bellant (“Old Nazis, the New Right, and the Republican Party”) shows that Laszlo Pasztor, a convicted Nazi war collaborator, built the Republican émigré network. Pasztor, who served as adviser to Republican Paul Weyrich, belonged to the Hungarian Arrow Cross, a group that helped liquidate Hungary's Jews. Pasztor was founding chairman of the Republican Heritage Groups Council.
Two months before the November 1988 presidential election, a small newspaper, Washington Jewish Week, disclosed that a coalition for the Bush campaign included a number of outspoken Nazis and anti-Semites. The article prompted six leaders of Bush's coalition to resign.
NAZIs in the White House? Who'd believe it?
Someone my dad went to school with, you guessed it, died last night!
Oh no, I'm not done yet...
Ok, my cousin who I don't even think I've met the kid tried to slit his wrists. THEN, last night, tried AGAIN to commit suicide by...OD'ing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Is this like an extra EXTRA full moon or what the hell!?!?!?!?
I have NEVER fucking seen ANYTHING like this...
We no longer have the country our Founders envisioned.
Bush is modifying the Constitution - all by his little own, asshole self.
I've just signed this petition: Bill for the Economy of Active Representation
Please read it, sign if you can, and pass along to anyone you know who may wish to ask for actual representation from our US Reps and Senators. Thanks!
Go to http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/activerepresentation to sign.
US Senate. House of Representatives, All Members
Orion Karl Daley
We the undersigned, petition Congress ( both the Senate and the House ) to legislate law for the Economy of Active Representation as so defined herein. We see that "To be heard" is True Democracy, and "to be Represented" is the Truth of Democracy. In this petition we seek to be heard, with timely representation from you.
US Constitution: Article 4/Section 4: Republican government
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.
Republic is defined as follows:
A government having a chief of state who is not a monarch and is usually a president; also : a nation or other political unit having such a government 2 : a government in which supreme power is held by the citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives governing according to law; also : a nation or other political unit having such a form of government.
We the undersigned believe:
1- That any Bill to be debated on the floor should represent the people's voice, over and above what any representative might believe is better for the people. In electing an official into office we are giving them the power to act on our behalf. This is not the same as acting for us as in the case where people are declared incapable of acting on their own behalf.
2- That it is up to the specific Senate/House Representative to make their case to the people, and that the Senate/House Representative is to bring the peoples will to the floor.
3- To provide this form of Republic to the people, that all Senate and House websites are to provide on line web based Constituent polling such that registered constituents may vote on line, and that such results are reflect for any proposed Bill, Amendment, or otherwise action intended by the specific representative in the House, or Senate.
4- That on line web form email although is a means to reach one's Senate or House representative is not an empirical method for representing the constituents voice, and does not reflect the timeliness of it.
5- That all actions that the Senate or House Representative is involved in is clearly documented for a Yeah/Nay vote by on line constituents.
6- That only the result of this Yeah/Nay from the constituents of the specific Senate/House Representative be taken to the floor as the position of the specific Senate/House Representative .
7- That Internet technology is readily available , if not 'free ware' that can accomplish the majority of any website upgrade necessary for putting simple polling requirements.
8- That time frames are viewed as critical for realizing this bill into law, and compliance, and we see that there should be no worthwhile reason why the Senate and the House would not want to reach out to assure competent, honest, ethical and open representation on behalf of the American people.
9- That in compliance with the Peoples will for this petition, that Congress can save fortunes in tax payer dollars for the time specific Senate/House Representatives spend on the floors of Congress.
10- That open disclosure of earmarks can be clearly posted at the Senate and House websites, and disposition of budgets, current and project national debt.
11- That constituents may propose earmarks as a public formum, where they can be voted on by fellow constituents of the specific Senate/House Representative.
More detailed narrative for the purpose and need for the Economy of Active Representation is referenced at http://unity2008.org/Representatives.html.
We the undersigned further believe that with Congress in compliance with the Economy of Active Representation, in addition demonstrating further respect and regard for tax payer dollars by the Senate and The House, that this action will further instill trust from the people that Congress is seeking a more transparent and accountable government to serve the people.
Saturday, July 28, 2007
I somehow knew it was a matter of time. She had some uh, how can I say, habits, that weren't too health, shall we say?!
So RIP Bruna.
Sad how cretin people who DESERVE to actually die never seem to, like they're damn cyborgs...
Friday, July 27, 2007
OH GODDAMN it damn sure is nice to know their new stuff is back up to par with their first 3 albums!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And, if you have not heard "Liquidizer", "Doubt" or "Perverse", THEN DO SO PLEASE!
FUCK 'EM UP MIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DUEL DOPPER 666,000 DUB-VERSION SUPER-SPECIAL REMIX BONUS:
Yes fuckers, they DO have OTHER songs than frikin' "RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW"! No, seriously...and if ya ain't already a fan then goddamnit, DO SO! Com'on folks! I'm not posting this shit just cuz I enjoy typing so damn much that it gives me sexual excitement! DA FUCK!!!!!!!!! I'm not THAT wack! NOW CHECK MY THIS SHIT OUT! Thank you! I love you! Or something...
Now kids! If this bitch doesn't work, go to
Or just go to
http://www.MP3Raid.com (or whatever site you gank MP3s from!)
and look for the song "Stealin'" by QUEEN!
Then will you PLEASE help me? Can you explain to me WHY in the FUCKING FUCK this song was not only NOT on one of their albums (it was a B-side of a single from one of the song from "The Miricle" in 1989") but why in the HELL wasn't it AN A-SIDE! THIS COULD HAVE FUCKING EASILY BEEN A #1 HIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's an absolute BRILLIANT SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GODDAMNIT!!!!!!!!!!
Hey CRAPital Records, y'all seriously can lick up my ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DUEL DOPPER 666,000 DUB-VERSION SUPER-SPECIAL REMIX BONUS:
This is one BAD FUCKING ASS live version of "OGRE BATTLE" orig. from QUEEN 2!!!!!!!!!!!!
(if that doesn't work try http://www.musichunter.net/download/mp3/38688/queen-ogre-battle-live.php ok?)
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Other great links you won't see in the "liberal" media:
http://www.miamiherald.com/424/index.html (Carl Hiaasen)
17 MINUTES of one REAL fuckin' rock N roll ORIGINAL my man Perry Farrell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And it's 3 songs! YES, THREE!!!!!!!!!
"Song Yet To Be Sung", "Whole Lotta Love" and I think the BEST "Shekina" which BLOWS AWAY the original studio version!
Any of y'all know anyone who was still like I was just 29 HOURS ago and without one of these blogspot thangs?! Well, tell 'em to say a nice hardy happy FUCK YOU to Nazi NewsCorps and Rupert Murdoch (YES, THE ASSHOLE WHO SPEND $500,000,000 TO KEEP FOX "NEWS" ON THE AIR FOR IT'S FIRST 5 YEARS UNTIL IT *SOMEHOW* MADE A PROFIT) and get on HERE which actually WORKS!
http://www.Firefox.com PLEASE use this (or ANY other broswer that I.E.!) it loads WAY faster than I.E. & it is made by the folks who did the GOOD OLD version of Netscape, ya know before AOHell bought AND RUINED IT.
by Muriel Kane
Published: Thursday July 19, 2007
Thom Hartmann began his program on Thursday by reading from a new Executive Order which allows the government to seize the assets of anyone who interferes with its Iraq policies.
He then introduced old-line conservative Paul Craig Roberts -- a former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under Reagan who has recently become known for his strong opposition to the Bush administration and the Iraq War -- by quoting the "strong words" which open Roberts' latest column: "Unless Congress immediately impeaches Bush and Cheney, a year from now the US could be a dictatorial police state at war with Iran."
"I don't actually think they're very strong," said Roberts of his words. "I get a lot of flak that they're understated and the situation is worse than I say. ... When Bush exercises this authority [under the new Executive Order] ... there's no check to it. It doesn't have to be ratified by Congress. The people who bear the brunt of these dictatorial police state actions have no recourse to the judiciary. So it really is a form of total, absolute, one-man rule. ... The American people don't really understand the danger that they face."
Roberts said that because of Bush's unpopularity, the Republicans face a total wipeout in 2008, and this may be why "the Democrats have not brought a halt to Bush's follies or the war, because they expect his unpopular policies to provide them with a landslide victory in next year's election."
However, Roberts emphasized, "the problem with this reasoning is that it assumes that Cheney and Rove and the Republicans are ignorant of these facts, or it assumes that they are content for the Republican Party to be destroyed after Bush has his fling." Roberts believes instead that Cheney and Rove intend to use a renewal of the War on Terror to rally the American people around the Republican Party. "Something's in the works," he said, adding that the Executive Orders need to create a police state are already in place.
"The administration figures themselves and prominent Republican propagandists ... are preparing us for another 9/11 event or series of events," Roberts continued. "Chertoff has predicted them. ... The National Intelligence Estimate is saying that al Qaeda has regrouped. ... You have to count on the fact that if al Qaeda's not going to do it, it's going to be orchestrated. ... The Republicans are praying for another 9/11."
Hartmann asked what we as the people can do if impeachment isn't about to happen. "If enough people were suspicious and alert, it would be harder for the administration to get away with it," Roberts replied. However, he added, "I don't think these wake-up calls are likely to be effective," pointing out the dominance of the mainstream media.
"Americans think their danger is terrorists," said Roberts. "They don't understand the terrorists cannot take away habeas corpus, the Bill of Rights, the Constitution. ... The terrorists are not anything like the threat that we face to the Bill of Rights and the Constitution from our own government in the name of fighting terrorism. Americans just aren't able to perceive that."
Roberts pointed out that it's old-line Republicans like himself, former Reagan associate deputy attorney general Bruce Fein, and Pat Buchanan who are the diehards in warning of the danger. "It's so obvious to people like us who have long been associated in the corridors of power," he said. "There's no belief in the people or anything like that. They have agendas. The people are in the way. The Constitution is in the way. ... Americans need to comprehend and look at how ruthless Cheney is. ... A person like that would do anything."
Roberts final suggestion was that, in the absence of a massive popular outcry, "the only constraints on what's going to happen will come from the federal bureaucracy and perhaps the military. They may have had enough. They may not go along with it."
The full audio of Thom Hartmann's interview with Paul Craig Roberts can be found here.
Published on Thursday, July 26, 2007 by Huffington Post
My Challenge to the Presidential Candidates
by Michael Moore
The American government isn’t afraid to hand out free health care. Senior citizens get it. Veterans get it. As SiCKO shows you, even the detainees at Guantanamo Bay get it.
So, too, do our federal elected officials. It doesn’t matter if they are Republicans or Democrats, young or old, healthy or sick — they are entitled to free, government-provided health insurance. They don’t have to worry about being able to pay for medical help — even if many of their constituents do.
When Senator Sherrod Brown was running for a seat in the House of Representatives over 10 years ago, he saw something wrong with this. He pledged not to accept his free government health care until everyone in the United States had the same luxury. (He’s still waiting.)
Brown reasoned that politicians should have the same privileges as those they represent. I know a lot of the Democrats running for President understand this principle. Monday night during their YouTube debate, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, Barack Obama, and Bill Richardson all pledged to work for the minimum wage should they be elected president — to show that they’re in touch with the plight of everyday Americans, and to make sure they are personally invested in making sure the minimum wage in this country is a livable one. Good for them.
Now, candidates, how about giving up your health care too? If elected president, you and your family will be entitled to free government health care, courtesy of the fine doctors at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. But nearly 50 million of your constituents will go without any medical care at all — and 18,000 of them will die during your first year in office simply because they lack health insurance. As the head of the government, how can you take advantage of its health care services, but deny it to so many citizens?
I am calling on each presidential candidate to pledge to refuse their free government health care until every person in this country also has it. I want every candidate who said they’d work for the minimum wage as president to work uninsured, too, until health care is universal. And I want the other candidates to join them. (Yes, I’m looking at you, too, Republicans. I know you can afford to do it.)
During Monday night’s interactive debate, I submitted this exact challenge on YouTube, just like everyone else. CNN didn’t choose it — maybe Dr. Gupta was making the selections? Anyway, I am issuing it here. All candidates should pledge to take whatever health care is available to the least fortunate American. Right now, that’s nothing. Hopefully as president, they’ll have to make it something.
Michael Moore’s newest film, SiCKO, is now in theaters nationwide.
Published on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 by TruthDig.com
Children’s Healthcare Is a No-Brainer
by Amy Goodman
Deamonte Driver had a toothache. He was 12 years old. He had no insurance, and his mother couldn’t afford the $80 to have the decayed tooth removed. He might have gotten it taken care of through Medicaid, but his mother couldn’t find a dentist who accepted the low reimbursements. Instead, Deamonte got some minimal attention from an emergency room, his condition worsened and he died. Deamonte was one of 9 million children in the U.S. without health insurance.
Congress is considering bipartisan legislation that will cover poor children in the U.S.
The major obstacle? President Bush is vowing to veto the bill, even though Republican and Democratic senators reached bipartisan agreement on it. The bill adds $35 billion to the State Children’s Health Insurance Program over the next five years by increasing federal taxes on cigarettes.
The conservative Heritage Foundation is against the tobacco tax to fund SCHIP, saying that it “disproportionately burdens low-income smokers” as well as “young adults.” No mention is made of any adverse impact on Heritage-funder Altria Group, the cigarette giant formerly known as Philip Morris.
According to the American Association for Respiratory Care, with every 10 percent rise in the cigarette tax, youth smoking drops by 7 percent and overall smoking declines by 4 percent. Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, says: “It is a public health good in and of itself and will save lives to increase the tobacco tax. Cigarettes kill and cigarettes provoke lung cancer, and every child and every [other] human being we can, by increasing the cigarette tax, stop from smoking or slow down from smoking is going to have a public health benefit, save taxpayers money from the cost of the effects of smoking and tobacco.”
Two programs serve as the health safety net for poor and working-class children: Medicaid and SCHIP (pronounced “s-chip”). SCHIP is a federal grant program that allows states to provide health coverage to children who belong to working families earning too much to be eligible for Medicaid but not enough to afford private health insurance when their employers do not provide it. It’s the SCHIP funding that is now being debated in Congress.
The Children’s Defense Fund has published scores of stories similar to Deamonte’s. Children like Devante Johnson of Houston. At 13, Devante was fighting advanced kidney cancer. His mother tried to renew his Medicaid coverage, but bureaucratic red tape tied up the process. By the time Devante got access to the care he needed, his fate was sealed. He died at the age of 14, in Bush’s home state, only miles from the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, one of the world’s leading cancer treatment and research facilities.
With children’s lives at stake, Edelman has no patience for political gamesmanship: “Why is this country, at this time, the richest in the world, arguing about how few or how many children they can serve? We ought to-this is a no-brainer. The American people want all of its children served. All children deserve health coverage, and I don’t know why we’re having such a hard time getting our president and our political leaders to get it, that children should have health insurance.”
Republican Sen. Gordon Smith originally introduced the SCHIP budget resolution in the Senate. Unlike Bush, who is not up for re-election, Smith is defending his vulnerable Senate seat in 2008, in the blue state of Oregon. He, like other Republicans who are breaking with Bush on the war in Iraq, is sensitive to Bush’s domestic policies. Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families just released a poll that says 91 percent of Americans support the expansion of SCHIP to cover more kids.
And the American people are willing to go much further. As demonstrated by the popularity of Michael Moore’s latest blockbuster, “SiCKO,” the public, across the political spectrum, is ready to fix the U.S. healthcare system. How many more children like Deamonte and Devante have to die before the politicians, all with great health insurance themselves, take action?
Amy Goodman is the host of “Democracy Now!,” a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on 500 stations in North America.
© 2007 Amy Goodman; distributed by King Features Syndicate
Current mood: artistic
Roger Taylor from QUEEN that is...NO, not that OTHER Roger Taylor from *coughGAG*duranduran*COUGHgag* ok got it?! THANK YOU!!!!! :P
Probably THE MOST under-rated drummer EVER!!!!!!!
I know I know, if I post he's the BEST, y'all fuckers are gonna crush me with "WHAT ABOUT KEITH MOON OR JOHN BONHAM?!!??!" well fine fuck it and fuck all y'all!
58 years old?! Gawddamn! Well, here's a drunken toast to ANOTHER 58!!!!!!!!
Currently listening :
Fun in Space
By Roger Taylor
Release date: 27 April, 2000
DUEL DOPPER 666,000 DUB-VERSION SUPER-SPECIAL REMIX BONUS:
^^Make use of the above link, turn it up LOUD AND BLAST IT PROUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SUPER EXTRA SPECIAL BONUS CUZ I LOVE Y'ALL AND QUEEN FANS FUCKING RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Video for "Shove It" by THE CROSS!)
(Video for "A Kind Of Magic" by Roger solo!)
(Video for "No More Fun (live version)" by Roger solo!)
And as if Prescott's well-documented funding of HITLER, especially Aushewitz, and being CONVICTED under the TRADING WITH THE ENEMY ACT wasn't bad enough!
The BU$Hitler Crime Family DOES NOT in any way shape or form believe in American Democracy. Period. Case fucking CLOSED.
Document uncovers details of a planned coup in the USA in 1933 by a group of right-wing American businessmen .
The coup was aimed at toppling President Franklin D Roosevelt with the help of half-a-million war veterans. The plotters, who were alleged to involve some of the most famous families in America, (owners of Heinz, Birds Eye, Goodtea, Maxwell Hse & George Bush’s Grandfather, Prescott) believed that their country should adopt the policies of Hitler and Mussolini to beat the great depression.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Spread this far and wide!
Com'on Philly folks, show this bastard who the boss is:
WE THE FUCKING PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BUSH IN PHILLY THURSDAY!
President [sic] George Bush will be here in Philly on business and a large group of protestors will be joining together in a non violent demonstration to let him know what we think of him!
PROTEST Bush and His Policy of Endless War
Thursday, July 26, 8AM - 10AM
Downtown Phila. Marriott Hotel, 1201 Market St.
(Market Street, between 12th and 13th)
MAKE YOUR PEACE & VOICE BE HEARD.
Banners and noisemakers will be available.
Bring a sign of your own if you wish.
Americans Against Escalation in Iraq
Brandywine Peace Community - 610-544-1818
Penn Action - 215-701-8081
Props to SXG for finding this, this is fucking PRICELESS!
And yes Gonzo, you and the rest of the BU$Hitler Crime Family ARE DUNCES. Real anti-American lyin' sacks of SHIT. Can you imagine if Bill Clinton or anyone in his administration did even 1/1 Millionth of the SHIT these dirtbags have done since stealing office with the help of Daddy BU$Hitler's butt-buddies on the Supreme KKKourt on Dec. 20, 2000! They'd be drawn & quartered, THAT'S WHAT! But no, somehow it's a-OK for these vermin to do whatever in the flying fuck they damn well please. What the FUCK is it going to TAKE America?! WAKE UP ALREADY! TAKE ACTION! Write your Congress people! Call progressive/liberal radio shows! Write a letter to the editor! Get out in the streets with a sign! DO SOMETHING!
This is too good to not repost from myshitspace to here, originally published Saturday, July 14, 2007.
Side note: Another thing that PISSES ME THE FUCK OFF about the goddamn myspace blogs is it will often times cut off parts of your posts FOR NO REASON! I had to retool THIS post cuz for some reason it eliminated the word "document" in the very first sentence of this original post! Goddamn Tom The Dickwad Editor Sack Of Shit! My own shit could write better scripting for that shit site!!!!!!!!!!! Anyways, here's the damn post! Enjoy:
Current mood: rejuvenated
I've finally un-spun from zero back up to normal and it is now time to document one BAD ASS WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wed. July 4th, '07 (well obviously it's 2007, duh!):
Ok, I was just about to start this, WHEN FUCKING WINDOWS SHIT VISTA STARTS FUCKING UP *AGAIN*! DIE BILL GATES DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TRY AGAIN:
Normally I'd be blowing up ant hills with
illegal fireworks and for other "agricultural needs" (well, chasing away mosquitoes where I live IS a need!) but noper, I was on a train from Okeechobee, Floor-ree-DUH to Filthadelphia, Pennsyltucky! Why you ask!? Well, I'm IN DEMAND! No seriously, my friends are the FUCKING BEST. You guys/gals OWN! Whoever paid my ass's way, I LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU!
Hey man, being on an Amtrak train for 30 hours STILL beats the piss out of spending one nanosecond in this shithole FloriDUH during SUMMER. I guess that Evelyn Woodchuck Speed-Reading tape helped, cuz I read ALL 205 pages (actually 209 if you count the 4 page intro by Mark Crispin Miller) of Thom Hartmann's ABSOLUTE MASTERPIECE "SCREWED: The Undeclared War On The Middle Class And What We Can Do About It"
Screwed: The Undeclared War Against the Middle Class -- And What We Can Do About It (BK Currents)
By Thom Hartmann
Release date: 01 September, 2006
One thing Amtrak does that drives me positively BATSHIT is they go from Okeechobee to Sebring (so far ok) then to Winter Haven (so far ok) then to Lakeland, then Tampa THEN BACK TO LAKELAND AND STOP THERE AGAIN! THEN BACK TO WINTER HAVEN AND STOP THERE AGAIN! And THEN on to Orlando!!!!!!!! What in the HELL!!!!!!!!!!!! Is there THAT many people demanding stops in Lakeland & Winter Haven?!?!!? Plus that shit of stopping in DC for half an hour so they can switch to or from diesel power I'll never know. I guess from DC on north they run on electric?! But damn man, being in the same town as the BU$Hitler Crime Family and all the foul putrid stench was almost totally overwhelming!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you felt my demonic presence there you bastard Repukelicons! THE FIRES OF HELL *WILL* CONSUME YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thr. July 5th:
I finally made it to Philly. And I was having FLASHBACKS to the last time I was there! At least my ex and I (is that proper grammar? Aw fuck it!) have buried the hatchet, and amazingly NOT into each other's skulls! The 30th Street Station is RIGHT THERE by the U Of Penn and that's where she went to school at the time! Ya know, something seems to keep attracting me to Pennsylvania and North Carolina...the hell did I DO in my past life/lives?!?!?! Anyways, I felt like refried SHIT cuz well have YOU ever tried to sleep on an Amtrak?! Trust me, bring a flask, fill it with JD or something and bring some sleeping pills! WHICH IS WHAT I SHOULD HAVE GODDAMN HAD THE CENTS TO DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So I get off (and off the train too!) walk up the step and well holy Macedon, my crew is there! Even if I didn't know what Patty & Steve looked like, and I didn't know what Ann & Lisa looked like, I knew it was them...when someone say "OH MY GOD! THERE'S LU!!!!!!!!!!!!" it's kinda a GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!!!
Man, that parking at that Philly train station SUCKS! Ok, then we're off to Sue's place. Never known anyone with a pet squirrel before! Surprisingly, I can tell they actually make a good pet! And oh DAMN that sucker's nails were SHARP! Too bad she couldn't have hung with the rest of us 5 psychos! :( NEXT TIME I HEAR BY COMMAND YOU TO! What the hell else did I do on the 5th? Oh com'on! Now is NOT the time for my CRS (Can't Remember Shit) to kick in!!!!!!! Oh yeah the FIREWORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That was FUN!!!!!!!!!!! PA has some weirdass thing where the STATE runs their liquor stores, and Ms. Patty got me a 30 pack of Icehouse (How can you NOT love this woman! ADOPT ME PLEASE!) and that's the ONLY size they got! Talk about buying in BULK!!!!!!!!!!! Now down here, an 18 pack is like $14! Odd, the 30 pack up there was approx. 20 bucks. Florida, again, RIP OFF STATE!
And Patty, could you have POSSIBLY found a smaller tent for me?! Sometimes being 6 foot is a BITCH!!!!!!!! But luck me, I'm used to sleeping in the fetal position. No really, I do.
Fri. July 6th:
Went to Penn's Cave. This is beyond bad ass. Oh, all y'all 26%ers who think the earth is flat and 6,000 years old, well sorry, bubble-bursting time! PENN'S CAVE IS 36 MILLION YEARS OLD! Put THAT in your crackpipe and suck on it long and hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you like Mammoth Cave in KENtucky, you'll like Penn's Cave. http://www.PennsCave.com
Sat. July 7th:
Went to Knoebels, a kick ass amusement park! Reminds me of King's Island which is in Ohio northeast of Cincy. Except that the rides at Knoebels did NOT make me feel like I was gonna puke! Of course, last time I was at King's Island, I was 5! Yeah, great idea, let a 5 year old on a rollercoaster called THE BEAST which has a mile long track!!!!!!! http://www.Knoebels.com
Oh Patty, thanks to the 2nd 30-pack of Icehouse. They came in handy when I got home, trust me! I really do need to invest in EAR-PLUGS.
Sun. July 8th:
Rode in a horse and buggy for my first time! Ya know, it's WAY easier than riding on an ELEPHANT! Yes, I rode an elephant once! Thank you Barnum Bailey! Speaking of horse and buggy, ya know how PA is Amish and Mennonites R Us? Well on the way back to Patty's house from Penn's Cave, one of them cut off me and Ann with approx. 100 feet to spare! REAL SMART! Now I have "AMISH PARADISE" by Weird Al stuck in my head!!!
Mon. July 9th:
*SNIFFLE* This was the day I had to leave early to catch me train back to Floor-ree-DUH. Man, pass the anti-depressants!
Tue. July 10th:
I got back to the Okeechobee station, and back to the usual BULLSHIT! Why my dad couldn't have waited to go to the fucking grocery store the next day, instead of AFTER I WAS ON A TRAIN FOR 30 HOURS WITH NO SLEEP goddamnit I will never know!!!!!!!!!!! Next time, I'll WALK HOME! 20 miles? NO PROBLEM! I'll just jack me a horse and buggy!!!!!!!!!!
I know I'm forgetting a bunch of shit, but hopefully myspace won't be shitty as it usually is and let me EDIT this when my CRS kicks off!
And in closing, my friends are the absolute BEST. Fuck with them and trust me, you will not like when the Lu Cifer Karma Train 666 rolls over your ass faster than a Japanese commuter train! Or I could be really sadistic and go slowly, like say AMTRAK!!!!!!!!!!!
| Currently reading : |
Screwed: The Undeclared War Against the Middle Class -- And What We Can Do About It (BK Currents)
By Thom Hartmann
Release date: 01 September, 2006
Current mood: frustrated
Category: News and Politics
I hold out no hope that the Democratic Congress will cancel Bush's fucked up directives, even though they are blatantly unconstitutional. I hold out no hope that the Total Information Awareness project and RealID will not make us slaves. I hold out no hope that Bush won't attack Iran from the air. I hold out precious little hope that we will have elections in '08, and if so, no hope that they will be free and fair.
However, less than 30% of the colonists supported the Revolution, and even Ethan Allan attempted to surrender to England if they would forgive him and his state. It was a brave few (relative to the size of the population) that secured our freedom. And, I'm not ready to give up what our forefathers have fought so hard for. Are you?! Or are you part of the 80% of so who graduated high school in 2003 and claimed you would "never voluntarily read a book again" and are more interested in download the new matchbox twenty piece of fucking retarded shit song on your goddamn iPhone while driving your 3 ton gas-guzzling SUV?!
(That is a SAD and SORRY and PATHETIC but sadly TRUE stat isn't it?! 80% of high school grads in '03 said in a Yale study that they'd NEVER read a book again if they didn't absolutely have to. And to those people, all I have to say is:
Here's Your Fucking "Sign"!!!!!!!!!!!
And if ya don't get the reference, look into the comedy of Bill Engvall.)
PS Hey NSA, here's some cryptic quotes for you, ya scumbag twatwaffling assblasting fuckheads:
"All it takes is a handful of people in the right places.
23 people led the Russian Revolution."
- Anton LaVey as quoted in "The Secret Life of a Satanist" by Blanch Barton, p. 220
"Come on you sons of bitches! Do you want to live forever?!"
-Dan Daly during the Battle of Belleau Wood in WW1
"The answer to 1984...is 1776!"
"I see you have made your decision, now let's see you enforce it!"
- Eric Draven in THE CROW.
PPS If you ARE actually a *GASP* reader, check out this book PLEASE:
| The Edison Gene: ADHD and the Gift of the Hunter Child|
By Thom Hartmann
Lu666Cifer.BlogSpot.com <-- CTRL D / BOOK MARK THIS LINK! I think I'm really done with my old website http://www.LU13.TK goddamn, too much of a pain in the asshole! I mean shit man, it's easy as piss to do an INSTANT UPDATE here whenever I got something on my mind, and bypass all that BULLSHIT uploading, and editing, and whatever other CRAP that goes into a "webpage", so that can really suck my bizzalls! Yes, I am the King Of All Run-on Sentences!
Oh, listen to this link (it's FREE!) FOR THE TRUTH from 6 AM to Midnight ET:
Pick a feed! The first feed for winBLOWS Media Player works FINE for me and I'm in "dial up hell" and best connection I got right now is 48,000 BPS so no need for the "dial up feed" unless ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY! AND IT SOUNDS GREAT! RANDI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You'll get from 6 to Midnight (EASTERN Time!) (yes, it's FREE!):
BILL PRESS: 6am-9am http://www.BillPressShow.com
STEPHANIE MILLER: 9am-Noon http://www.StephanieMiller.com
THOM HARTMANN: Noon-3pm http://www.ThomHartmann.com
RANDI RHODES: 3-6pm http://www.TheRandiRhodesShow.com and http://www.RandiRhodesArchives.com
JEFF FARIAS: 6-9pm http://www.JeffFarias.com
MIKE MALLOY: 9pm-Midnight http://www.MikeMalloy.com
You really can't do better than that for GOOD radio all in one place huh?!
I would however add Rachel Maddow (she airs live weekdays 6-8pm ET) http://www.RachelMaddow.com to that line up, and it's SHITTY how Air America has her jabroned down to 2 hours a day, yeah that makes it easy for her to get syndicated, you fuckin' pricks!
It's also really the shit if ya don't have Sirius or even *GAG* XM...butt hey, XM still beats regular radio!!! :P