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Category — George Bush

Lee Atwater – Evil Man and His Boy, Karl Rove

How did we get here? Who is responsible for the Republican coup that lasted all of these years? The stretegist of our great national nightmare was Lee Atwater. He was a man without morals. He started out with Karl Rove and lost election. He ended his life fearing he was going to hell. If you don’t know about this monster, then you don’t understand how the Republicans have been running their campaigns and the country.

A new movie has been made on this evil man, “Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story“.  The movie is reviewed on NPR by John Powers and discussed on Talk of the Nation. You can listen to these pieces here:

A “guitar-picking rascal from South Carolina,” in the words of documentary filmmaker Stefan Forbes, Atwater could seem like a conundrum: He could share a nightclub stage with legendary bluesman B.B. King on the one hand while masterminding “vile and racist” political dirty tricks on the other.

This man did terrible harm to our country. His legacy lived on in John McCain’s campaign.

November 10, 2008   No Comments

Finally – Handcuffs and Perp Walks for the Thieves?

A few days ago, I linked to an opinion piece in the First Post asking why no one was going to jail over the septic backup of corporate crime we’re witnessing. Finally, it looks like investigations are under way. From the New York Times today:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, under pressure to look at possible criminal activity in the financial markets, is expanding its corporate fraud inquiries in the wake of the tumult in the last 10 days, officials said Tuesday.

The F.B.I. has now opened preliminary investigations into possible fraud involving the four giant corporations at the center of the recent turmoil — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Lehman Brothers and the American International Group, The Associated Press reported.

Congratulate yourself on witnessing history. I used to marvel at the stories my parents would tell about the ’20s and ’30s. My parents married right before the crash in 1929. Warren Harding’s regime hit them hard. Today, we have Warding Harding on steroids. We have George Bush and Dick Cheney and all of their oil buddies and their Wall Street buddies and their neo-con nonsense. For years, Germany and France have been begging the USofA and the UK to regulate their markets. We wouldn’t hear of it. We were entranced and speaking in neo-con tongues. France doesn’t allow short trading. France is smart. We’re stupid and most of America is going to pay for this stupid with their life savings. Thank you so much for voting for George Bush and his Merry Men, not once, but twice.

September 24, 2008   1 Comment

You are The Boss… which team would you hire?

Someone posted this on Newsweek after an article reporting on Sen. Chuck Hagel’s comments that Palin isn’t qualified.

With America facing historic debt, multiple war fronts, stumbling health care, a weakened dollar, all-time high prison population, skyrocketing Federal spending, mortgage crises, bank foreclosures, etc. etc., this is an unusually critical election year.  The idea of “leadership” must be broadened from mere “experience” to include knowledge, learnedness and insight.

Let’s look at the educational background of your two options:

Occidental College – Two years.
Columbia University – B.A. political science with a specialization in international relations.
Harvard – Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude

University of Delaware – B.A. in history and B.A. in political science.
Syracuse University College of Law – Juris Doctor (J.D.)


United States Naval Academy – Class rank 894 of 899

Hawaii Pacific University – 1 semester
North Idaho College – 2 semesters – general study
University of Idaho – 2 semesters – journalism
Matanuska-Susitna College – 1 semester
University of Idaho – 3 semesters – B.A. in journalism

Now, which team are you going to hire ?

McCain is bad but Palin is pitiful. She has the resume for the night manager at a fast food restaurant. This shows very clearly that the republicans do not have any ethical and moral standards. They’ll promote anyone for office if they think it might give them a chance to maintain power.

September 18, 2008   No Comments

Moral Turpitude

The morality police in the US of A are at it again. You know who they are? They’re like the religious police in Saudi Arabia. This week they barred Sebastian Horsley from entering the country for a book tour for “moral turpitude.” From the CBC:

British writer Sebastian Horsley has been denied entry to the U.S. upon arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport to promote Dandy in the Underworld, his memoir of sex and drugs.

The flamboyant, 45-year-old author said Thursday that he was refused entry on grounds of “moral terpitude,” after being questioned for eight hours by border officials at the New Jersey airport.

“They knew more about me than I did,” Horsley said from his London home. “They said, ‘We know you’re a heroin addict, we know you’re a crack addict, we know you’re involved in prostitution.’”

Dandy in the Underworld details Horsley’s years in the demi-monde of drugs and prostitutes, and his own heavy drug use. It was published in Britain last year by Sceptre, an imprint of Hodder Headline, to good reviews. The Independent newspaper said the book “entertains as much as it revolts, is as tender as it is shocking.”

If this is the way the Dept. of Homeland Security is going to protect our borders, I’m all for it as long as they apply the same policy to everyone trying to enter our country. This seems like our best chance to keep Dick Cheney from re-entering the USA. If anyone is guilty of “moral turpitude”, it’s Dick “Eagle Eye” Cheney.

March 20, 2008   No Comments

The Economic Depression of 1894 and Bear Stearns

“The causes were complex. They included a public panic to cash in paper currency for gold, a subsequent depletion in the country’s gold reserve and bankers calling in their loans to private industry as the value of the dollar continued to decline.”

Sound familiar?

March 14, 2008   No Comments

CALLING All U.S. Submarines

Please stop cutting undersea cables. This could be the stupidest thing Bush has done yet. You know he wants to do just what his father did before he left office. He dumped troops in Somalia. Bush will find a way to screw things up even more than he already has to sabotage the next administration. They’re already doing it from the Pentagon with the way they’re submitting the next budget. On day two of the next administration they’ll be face with a budget crisis. That’s bad. Messing with Iran by having our subs cut cables is worse. These people are idiots.

February 3, 2008   No Comments

Bush Says Mukasey Measures-Up

Has anyone noticed that Bush chooses to surround himself with short people? Can Dick Cheney reach the bar without a booster seat? Gonzales, attorney wannabe, uses the elementary school drinking fountain. The latest nominee, Mukasey, looks like he’s about five feet five inches or so. It doesn’t matter if they’re short but everyone Bush chooses is really short. Methinks he has issues.

September 17, 2007   No Comments

Dead Certain by David Draper – Who Is Mini-Me?

I can’t bring myself to read Dead Certain by David Draper or similar books. I’m able to read about them. I have a feeling that if I actually read such things that I would spontaneously combust. With Dead Certain, I was able to read the New York Times take on the book and watch Charlie Rose interview David Draper. The more you read, find out, learn about our crazy commandass in chief, the more frightening it is. It speaks to a complete failure of our democracy that this person is still in office. Everything he’s touched has been drenched in chaos and despair. He’s even managed to start a new cold war with Russia. So, when I read that the commandass loves to do impersonations, it wasn’t surprising. That’s the story of his presidency. From the New York Times article by Michiko Kakutani:

Although the President Bush described in this volume will be familiar to most readers, Mr. Draper colors in the outlines with lots of tiny details. Apparently Mr. Bush loves doing imitations of Dr. Evil from the “Austin Powers” movies.

So, our commandass in chief likes to imagine himself as Dr. Evil. It’s only funny, when you think about it, for a second or two.

September 7, 2007   No Comments