Once again, a Democrat takes the spotlight to ask a republican to apologize. This time, it is about a column from 2002. I think you can agree, there probably will be no apology as recent history has proved.
In a speech, Kennedy, D-Mass., called for Santorum to retract his remarks and apologize to the people of Boston and Massachusetts and the nation.
"The people of Boston are to blame for the clergy sexual abuse? That is an irresponsible, insensitive and inexcusable thing to say," said Kennedy. ~Source
I have said this before, and I'll say it again. I consider myself to be neither a republican nor a democrat. I vote based on weather or not a person is honest and worthy of holding an elected office. So this article is not to hold one above the other. Now, I may see the reason democrats or "liberals" are struggling. It is a shame, but I can almost say that I understand why Arnold used the term "girly men". Democrats have become nothing but a bunch of wimpy, whiny crybabies! Democrats better toughen up fast, or they will have no chance to win the 1008 election.
Every time a republican does something illegal or stupid, a democrat jumps up and demands an apology. Then when news breaks that he or she has ask for a public apology, democrats split into two groups, those who agree and those who are too chicken to admit affiliation. None of them stand together. Once the republicans refuse to apologize, the democrats back down. It happens every time, EVERY TIME! If that isn't bad enough, the issues they want an apology for, are usually very minor. They don't dare take an important issue head on. It really is sickening. Here we are, the toughest nation, and we have members of government crying because they want an apology.
The democrat party will have no chance of survival if they don't grow some balls. Period! How much do people get paid to be advisers to these people? I am available for higher. Here is a little bit of free advise for democrats, and it is probably the best advice you can receive. ...
- Suck it up and stop crying! Take on REAL issues (like impeachable offenses). Stick together (a house divided can not stand)! No matter what, don't back down!
I am reminded of Congressman John Conyers, who took on the issue of the Downing street memo. While I applaud his effort, I won't forget the facts. This man had over 500,000 names (in a short time) and other members of congress with him. All he was doing is demanding Bush answer a few questions. Bush ignored the whole thing. Where are Conyers' efforts now??? Nowhere, Republicans refused to acknowledge the whole thing so Democrats backed away. All they wanted was a few answers! That was their first mistake. The fact is that Bush lied, there was proof, yet democrats only wanted to ask a few questions. Other democrats stayed clear of any affiliation with this issue, and not one of them had enough guts to push for impeachment. Still I will give Conyers some credit, he hit the front-line, while Kerry and Kennedy only threatened to take this issue.
I can not count how many times democrats have asked for apologies in the last two years. Currently, they are building a case on Rove. They are asking Bush to stand by his promise to fire him if he is found guilty. After it is done, I have a feeling Bush will refuse to fire Rove. The democrats will then ask for an apology. The republicans will refuse, and the democrats will back down.
The Republicans can right out lie and twist evidence, yet the democrats do nothing. A democrat can publish absolute proof about Bush, and they are forced to discredit it. Just ask Dan Rather! Let's not forget about that incident when he was forced to retract his story and apologize. The Bush administration and anyone affiliated has broke a tone of laws and told ten times as many lies. But don't let the democrats take the entire blame. We all share in the guilt of failure to bring justice to the criminals.
This latest issue
with Kennedy is a little lame, but I assure you if it was the other way around, Kennedy would probably have to resign. Do any of the other members of his party back him up? John Kerry made sure his comments would keep him from affiliation. How Kerry ever got as many votes as he did is a mystery to me. The only reason he received any votes is because people were sick of Bush. Democrats are going to run out of time for 2008. They will more than likely chose Hillary Clinton, but she is a republican in democrat clothes. She is practically a sister in-law to George W.
Yes, this may be a lame issue, but the least the democrats could do is stick together. Of course, it doesn't matter to me because I will once again vote for a "nobody". We'll never get this nation strait as long as we keep voting republican and democrat. They are all the same, and they are doing nothing but dividing this country.
Is this the best they got? Will they declare victory when somebody finally says "I'm sorry"?! Kennedy and the rest of the democrats need to stop thumbing through past columns and start sticking together on real issues. Quit wasting tax dollars, the citizens are paying you to help run this country. There are real issues at hand. Stick to the administration's lies!
I am sure I will be expected to apologize for this article if Edward Kennedy ever reads it!
It has become clear in California that people feel they may be voting too much. Every time they turn their heads, there is another special election. News breaking today, details some of these feelings.
- LOS ANGELES - Is there such a thing as too much democracy? California voters are in the midst of what might seem like a never-ending election cycle — soon to decide their fourth statewide election in two years — and some of them are starting to get burned out. ~Source
A person could look at it as another item on the agenda of the elite who are destroying everything this country is about. Add the voting issue in California with the voting issues surrounding major elections in Ohio and Florida, it may start to fall in place. What is really going on? I highly doubt Arnold has the people's best interest at heart. I don't claim to know what all will be voted on in this special election, but I am sure it could wait until next year.
- After years of runaway spending and increasing public debt, the governor has argued his "Year of Reform" initiatives are critical to changing the way state government operates. His supporters are equally eager to push for the ballot measures this year, rather than waiting until the state's June 2006 primary.
"I have no patience for folks who say, 'I have voter-fatigue,'" Fresno Mayor Alan Autry, a fellow Republican, said after Schwarzenegger called the special election last month. "The governor's trying to solve problems. I fully support him."
"Confusion about issues on the ballot is a considerable barrier for voters in the state," said Kim Alexander of the California Voter Foundation, an advocacy group. "My fear is people who are burned out may choose to sit home." ~Source
Americans of every state better get a grip right away. Schwarzenegger is abusing these special elections and breaking the will of California voters. Of course it will work to his benefit. What's happening here is a silent attack on our voting rights. How?? These people are getting "Burned out" from these special elections, what do you think it will lead to? More and more voters will stop voting, but it will be the voters they really don't want to vote anyway. Ohio and Florida? Same thing. They aren't having a ton of special elections, but they are having a ton of headaches from voting. It all leads to the common folk losing their will to vote. The rich will continue to vote, the high society won't give up, it is to their benefit. It is the people who work hard to make ends meet, the working class. These people are already starting to lose faith in the voting process, and members of our government keep pushing it farther. They'll make it look good, trying to convince you that they want all Americans to vote. Truth is, they only want certain votes, the votes that keep these criminals in office.
Keep up the good work, Arnold, maybe somebody will wise up and call a special election to throw you out! In my view the only special election needed is for the entire country to vote to impeach the president. These issues that Schwarzenegger keeps pushing can wait until next regular scheduled election, Arnold just can't get the job done, plain and simple. California, and all of America has more important issues to worry about right now, the issue of lies from our president.
It has become clear to me, that some people just plain refuse to hand Bush over. Though many people are coming around in search of the truth, hard core Bush supporters refuse to admit they have been lied to. The problem with this is, it seems that these are the very people needed in order to serve justice. Those who refuse to leave Bush's side seem to be the only people who can get their way when it comes to politics. I for one am not afraid to face the facts, so I write this tonight with a different angle. I will face up to the fact that I can not change a controlling minority. Perhaps it is time we stand together and back the president and his policy?
I am reminded of the old saying, "If you can't bet 'em, join 'em". Ok, you want us to join you in this "war on terror"? I might agree to it, but realize, it is on terms. Myself and many like me respect the truth, since we can't get the Mainstream media or the administration to come forward with the truth, there is one other option. If we are to join you in supporting a "war president", and forget about the lies of the past, then we need truth from this day forward. If I am to change my view to yours, then I expect a determined president. A President who will stick to the plan, and not back down, no matter the consequence. Together, we will need to take our cause to the end. There is a catch, but that is for you to figure out. You will need to ask yourself, is it worth it?
So lets go, lets fight the "war on terror". Lets follow the presidents plan. Realize though, I am not against Europe. I have nothing against Britain, and I would rather stay a friend rather than an enemy. Of course, I have just agreed to stand with you in support of Bush, so it's time to cut the ties with Britain.
In September of 2001, the president addressed the American people
, and declared freedom at war with fear. He made it clear that we will fight terrorism. It is time to back up those threats. It is time to show we will keep that promise. If we are going to defeat terrorist, then let's do it! The following are some of the statements Bush made in that address. ....... "Deliver to United States authorities all the leaders of al Qaeda who hide in your land.""Our war on terror begins with al Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.""We will starve terrorists of funding, turn them one against another, drive them from place to place, until there is no refuge or no rest. And we will pursue nations that provide aid or safe haven to terrorism. Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. (Applause.) From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime.""These measures are essential. But the only way to defeat terrorism as a threat to our way of life is to stop it, eliminate it, and destroy it where it grows.""The civilized world is rallying to America's side. They understand that if this terror goes unpunished, their own cities, their own citizens may be next. Terror, unanswered, can not only bring down buildings, it can threaten the stability of legitimate governments. And you know what -- we're not going to allow it.""Great harm has been done to us. We have suffered great loss. And in our grief and anger we have found our mission and our moment. Freedom and fear are at war. The advance of human freedom -- the great achievement of our time, and the great hope of every time -- now depends on us. Our nation -- this generation -- will lift a dark threat of violence from our people and our future. We will rally the world to this cause by our efforts, by our courage. We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail."
Please anyone from Britain, realize, I have respect for you. These words are not mine, but they are the words and promises of our president.
With that said, we need to look at some recent discoveries. New revelations are coming from the London attack.
- The "terrorist" who recently bombed London, were from Britain: "The investigation quite early led us to have concerns about the movements and activities of four men, three of whom came from the West Yorkshire area," said Peter Clarke, head of the anti-terrorist branch of London's Metropolitan Police. ~Source
- The legislation is likely to include a tougher line against radical Muslim clerics in Britain who have been accused of whipping up hatred of the West among young Muslims. ~Source
- Clarke said at least three of the suspected bombers came from the West Yorkshire region, which includes Leeds — a northern city with a strong Muslim community ~Source
- The extent to which radical Islam continues to spread across Europe among descendants of Muslim immigrants was recently dissected in a Foreign Affairs article by Robert S. Leiken of the Nixon Center. The "mujaheddin" or "holy warriors" are ever more "homegrown in Europe," Leiken writes. Of the 15 million or 20 million Muslims in Europe (4 percent to 5 percent of its population), there are many continent-born European Muslims now volunteering for "jihad" and forming something of an "internal colony" within Europe -- filled with bitterness but also backed by a social base of angry, unassimilated Muslims who can easily use their European passports to enter the United States or wherever they please.
In addition to the Muslims long there, he continues, new "first-generation outsiders" have migrated to Europe expressly to create jihad, and "troops are recruited for the reconquest of the Holy Land, starting with Iraq." In short, "Europe's policies of the last 20 years of allowing tens of thousands of North African and Arab Muslims to pour into their countries, without any demand for assimilation, are coming home to roost." ~Source
There are more news articles like this. The point is, These "radical" groups of terrorist are living in Britain. Britain is harboring terrorist, providing a safe haven. So what do you think we should do about it? Bush said we will hold every nation accountable! Is it time to declare war on Britain? Since 911, Some of these "terrorist" groups have called Britain home.
I am not at all for going to war over this issue because, frankly, I think it is all a deception carried out by our government. I have nothing against Britain. But this is what Bush said we would do in order to defeat terrorism. So we now have two options.
1) We can launch a military campaign against Britain, and destroy our ties with them. Disregard the good innocent people of Britain and in the words of Bush "let's roll"!
Or to avoid all of this,
2) We can stop the war. Launch an investigation into the Bush administration and Blair's cabinet too. We can admit that they have lied and put them on trial, and we can demand the truth about terrorism.
The way I see it, those are our only two options. Which would you prefer? I would think, it is a lot simpler to punish the liars.
If you are still not convinced who the real terrorist threat is, there may very well be no hope for you. Believe me, I feel for the victims and their families of these latest attacks on London. I am sorry to hear about your misfortune. But, That does not change the facts. This is clearly an inside job carried out by members of government. It is way too obvious, and all motives point to Bush and Blair. We'll get to that.
I don't make a habit of it, but I was watching Bill O'Reily last night (7/08/05). You know, he becomes a bigger jackass every night. First, somebody should teach him the difference between start and stop, because the spin certainly does not stop there! How that moron ever secured his job is a mystery. Still, I give every view a fair chance, so I watched what he calls "the no spin zone". The main point of his show was "Failure To Deal With The Deadly Enemy.
" The main thing I think he was doing is fueling hate for Europe. He pounds in to the minds of his sheep that Europe, mainly France and Germany, spread hate for America. Pretty much he's saying the London bombings might be the ticket to make them "wise up" to the real enemy. First of all Mr. O'Reily, you and everyone like you hate the French just because they wouldn't jump on the Bush bandwagon. People like you act like France owes us because we bailed them out in WWII. The way I see it, we have no right to expect anything in return, especially when it was us who was returning the favor. Besides, you can't expect another nation to put it's people in danger over another nations lies!
He was right though, the London Bombings were a result of our "failure to deal with the deadly enemy"
. As a matter of fact, I hope this will cause not only Europe but also America to wise up. So where is the problem? If we both agree on two points, then why do I call O'Reily a moron? Because he would have you believe that the problem is unschooled cavemen part of a huge mastermind network called "terrorist". The problem with MSM is, nobody investigates the whole story before releasing it to the public, and they shut their mouth when they are told to.
Bill O'Reily says "Generally speaking, the European media is viciously anti-American when it comes to the war on terror."
You don't say? That might be because "the war on terror" is nothing but a war based on lies. It's a prank played on freedom loving citizens. He says, "The garbage these people are throwing out to a largely clueless public is astounding. Failed leaders like Chirac in France and Schroeder in Germany also pound home the anti-American theme to divert attention away from their own disastrous administrations"
. Really? I'm not going to sit here and defend these administrations, but can you tell me how theirs are any worse than our own? They may be far from perfect, but at least they have not put their citizens in danger to defend the lies from the Bush administration! Can you honestly tell me one good thing our current administration has done for the people? I am sure if Chirac and Schroeder were to jump to stand behind Bush, Mr. O'Reily would consider these two to be fine outstanding leaders. How many attacks have they had?
O'Reily: "But now the terrorists have struck again. 9/11, Madrid, today London. If all of the anti-U.S. bitterness were redirected into anti- terror bitterness, the world might defeat these savages. We all know which major countries allow terrorists to operate. Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and to a lesser extent, Pakistan and Indonesia."
And there it is folks, Iran!
We'll get into that a little later. I do wonder though, Bill, does Bush know you are talking about his business partners like that? How dare you put Saudi Arabia in the same category with Iran!
I do agree, it is time to work together and direct that bitterness into anti- terror bitterness. But before you go pointing the finger, I think it's time to slow down and prove who the terrorist are. Shouldn't we make sure that we are pursuing the real criminals? With that said, I have four questions for Mr. O'Reily.1) When did Iran move to the front of the picture? Do you know something the rest of us should know?2) How is Pakistan any less of a terrorist breading ground than the rest?3) I thought Bush said we would go after any nation that harbors terrorist? If so, When are we going into Pakistan and Saudi Arabia?
O'Reily: "Why isn't the European press condemning those countries? Why doesn't Europe admit Saddam's regime helped terrorists all day long? Why won't the world help the struggling democracy in Iraq?
These are powerful questions. And this London terror attack should get those questions on the front burner where they belong. But don't expect the elite American media to ask them."
Bill, these are not powerful questions at all. Yes, this London attack should put some questions on the front burner, but in fact what they did was put others on the back burner, like the "Downing street" memo. The questions that these London attacks should put on the front burner are: (Bill since you are so smart, maybe you should answer them)4) Is there hard proof that Saddam helped these terrorist?5) Where are the remains of any suicide bombers?6) Why is democracy struggling in Iraq?7) Why are we allowing our troops and innocent Iraqi's to be killed all day long?8) Why do the Iraqi's protest American occupation, but did not protest Saddam's regime?9) What benefit would terrorist have for bombing London, a few days after they announced plans to pull out from Iraq?10) Why was the Israeli Embassy notified in advance of the attacks?11) Why was the website that first claimed responsibility hosted by a server in Houston, Texas?12) Just who stood to gain anything from this attack? Who would benefit?13) What was the U.S. secret meeting with Insurgents about?
Yes I do expect the American media to ask these questions, I expect you to answer these questions, honestly! But I live in the real world, so I know you or no one else will answer these questions. Because to Answer these questions, would bring the truth to light! You are too busy looking for the next Jackson trial, helping Bush cover his trail.
O'Reily: A few days ago, Edward Wong, a reporter for the New York Times described Abu al Zarqawi
as a "Jordanian fighter." Can you believe an American newspaper would print that? Al Zarqawi is a vicious al Qaeda killer, a man who beheads civilians and orders the murders of women and children. And the New York Times calls this guy a Jordanian fighter? That kind of sanitizing terrorism must stop! The American people, you, must demand that it stop.
The anti-American press both here and in Europe is actually helping the terrorists by diminishing their threat. "Talking Points" urges you to begin holding people accountable for their position on the terror war. Walk away from media that excuses or sanitizes these brutal acts.
USA is not the problem in this world. The terrorists are. And if you don't agree with that, you are helping killers like al Zarqawi. Enough's enough. London should be the last straw. And that's “The Memo.”
Well Bill, I do agree that the terrorist are the problem. But if you disagree with the facts, it is you who is helping the terrorist!
Oh my gosh! I can't believe an American newspaper would call al Zarqawi a "Jordanian fighter"! I am outraged at how they twist things, why didn't they call him what he is, a "CIA fighter"! This leads to just a few more questions.14) How many times has Abu al Zarqawi died and been arrested?15) Has Zarqawi killed as many people as we have, with things like abortion, taser guns, and a war based on a lie?16) Can you sleep well at night, knowing that you have helped Corporate anti- American press hide treason?17) I have heard you say, too many times, "and thats 'the memo'". Is this your way of throwing in the face of your viewers, that you help hide the Downing Street Memo?
I will tell you what I can't believe the press has enough nerve to say, Bill O'Reily. Things like this:I mean, my first thought when I heard -- just on a personal basis, when I heard there had been this attack and I saw the futures this morning, which were really in the tank, I thought, "Hmmm, time to buy."
~Brit HumeSo it would have been a treat, actually, to watch the French dealing with the problem of their own homegrown Islamist terrorists living in France already.
~John GibsonThe bombings in London: This is why I thought the Brits should let the French have the Olympics -- let somebody else be worried about guys with backpack bombs for a while.
~John GibsonThat these people are, If necessary, prepared to spill Arab blood in addition to the blood of regular -- of nonarab people living in London.
The Corporate anti-American press both here and in Europe is actually helping the decay of values by diminishing their outlook. "America Uncensored"
urges you to begin holding people accountable for helping to hide the truth! And now it's time for The Most Ridiculous Item of the Day!
Britain couldn't get enough support for a national ID card, Support for the war on terror and support for it's government was falling at a steady pace. Britain announced plans to start a withdraw of troops. Meanwhile back at the United States, citizens were losing patience with the war, Bush supporters were threatening to jump ship, fear of terror was calming and Attention over administration impeachable offenses was growing. World leaders were set to have a G8 (Geight?) meeting to discuss global warming and African aid, Issues that Bush and Blair had no interest in. Suddenly as the meeting is ready to start, London is under attack. Officials claim they don't know if the terrorist were suicide bombers or not, yet the whole city is one big camera. No one has decided to look at video from the bus that exploded?
"You can swim all day in the Sea of Knowledge and still come out completely dry. Most people do." ~Norman Juster
Ok, I will admit, I watched the fireworks display over Independence weekend and there was a sense of freedom. As many people try to tell me America is not losing it's freedom. But I couldn't help thinking the whole time about what this celebration has become. A celebration of Independence for America. The crowds gather and cheer for the awesome display. Myself, I was thinking with every blast and bang of light represented a battle from the past. A battle where men left home knowing they may never come back. There was no reason to protest this battle, this was a battle to declare a new nation free and independent from all others. A battle that did not need any excuse because the truth was too clear. We won that battle and became the greatest nation in the world.
Fast forward to today. What were we celebrating this past holiday? While we are here celebrating, our nations children are off to war. But it is not a war worthy of celebration, it is a war based on a lies. The people fighting this war signed up because they were looking for one of two things. On one side they were misled and believed that our nation was in danger, so they did the noble thing and signed their life into the hands of a chief. On the other side, people were already signed up to the military during peace time. They signed up in hopes of bettering their future. Both sides are now a bunch of strangers in a strange land. A land of confusion and truth is not what it seems. They have no right to just turn around, because uncle sam owns their freedom. They watch everyday as more of their own die. Asking themselves if this is what they had signed up for? While they were sent off to die in the name of "weapons of mass destruction" and "Iraqi freedom" they soon realized neither was true. While they are over there wondering why they are dieing and losing limbs, their commander in chief is over here telling the nation that their "bloodshed is worth it". This same chief whom was AWOL during the viet nam war, is telling the nation that we will not set a time table to withdraw. So while they are over there fighting to stay alive because of a lie, we are over here celebrating the Declaration Of Independence.
I ask again, what are we celebrating? We claim we are celebrating the Declaration Of Independence, yet we do not put that declaration to use. While our young troops are over there fighting operation Bush agenda, we are over here allowing our constitution to be ripped to shreds in the name of "Homeland Security". The same liars that would have us believe that people hate our freedom, are telling us that our troops are fighting to free these people. Whose job is it to protect our troops from the dangers of these liars? I would say it is ours. Instead of taking a stand and demanding that the elected officials listen to the people, we allow them to tell us they will not. They are telling us, "here's the deal, like it or not". Surprisingly this Declaration Of Independence that we are celebrating isn't even known to many. It specifically gives us the right to throw out any government that dictates the people. When are we going to put it to use? Our soldiers now needs us to fight for them. Our has been bought by corporate control freaks!
I ask again, What are we celebrating? Our nations elected liars have lied their way out of the lies. They stand there and tell us they were given bad information from unreliable sources. So let me ask you, what happens when you break the law and you tell the judge you didn't know you were breaking the law? They tell you "Ignorance of the law is no excuse". So it is time we tell the liars that Ignorance is no excuse!
I have recently realized, though, you can not get through to many people. People just don't care about our nation anymore. I have probably heard every excuse for defending Bush. I have heard people say things like, "my protesting days are over" or "Bush doesn't have an easy job". If it has been said, I have heard it. Bush is so great! Some people will just plain ignore it. Many of them will call me "radical" or put me in a category with "liberals". Defending our constitution is no easy job, let me tell you. People actually even defend the government's attack on constitutional rights!
Once again I ask, What are we celebrating? Is it a celebration of lies? What are the fireworks for? Is it to celebrate loss of freedom? Maybe we have just become so sick that it is a celebration of bloodshed? No, thats not it. It has become a celebration of ignorance.
The people have become blinded by ignorance. That Ignorance is fueled by all of the material things we lust over. We have no time for politics! We make excuses or we have a greater plan. Bush supporters who do make time for politics, are only concerned with few things. One being their financial future, they are on their way to riches, so they follow those who are already rich. Most of them support Bush. Two, Bush is a christian, he is helping Christian values. One thing remains true. I have offered my side of the argument to Bush supporters, they do not want to hear it, period! Yet, I wait for their argument to prove that Bush is helping Christian values.
To all of the Bush supporters, here is my message. You tell those troops, who have lost body parts, Why you support Bush. Tell their families why their dead sons, daughters, fathers, and mothers why the bloodshed was worth it. You want to defend somebody whose lies have taken lives, and infringed on freedom, that is your choice. But what about the choice of others? You only care about issues when it affects you immediately. My views are different from the all great "conservative circle" so my freedoms are not important. If you value America and freedom then it is necessary to listen to both points of view, because getting your view from one source is just plain ignorance.
And to the "Liberal" side, here is my message. No, I am not and will not support you. Your agenda is no different. You have showed your cowardliness to the world. You Back down from everything you are told to. You apologize every time a "conservative" says they are offended. Mostly, you whine for a "time table" to pull out of Iraq. Instead of backing an impeachment of a liar, you ask for a simple "time table". Then you grab your tail and run when you are told there isn't going to be a time table. By backing down, you have helped push the Bush agenda.
America has become blinded by ignorance. We are happy to buy the idea that we have a new enemy. Terrorist, they hate us because they hate freedom. Keep chewing on that, because it is not easy to swallow! "Terrorist" don't hate freedom. They don't hate us because we are free, they hate us because, for years we have put our nose where it did not belong. They hate us because we jump at Israel's command! Had we focused our energy on fixing our own problems, nobody would hate us. The only people that have any reason to hate America's freedom is those who wish to have control of America. I assure you, "terrorist are too busy trying to control a piece of wasteland in an eastern desert. That leaves us with one other enemy, A corporate and foreign controlled government.
We need to ask ourselves one question, Why would terrorists take the time to hate America just because we are free? It is possibly the worst excuse I have ever heard for anything. Just like the bully 2 blocks over, he never knew you existed until you left your block. Who has prov-en to be a bigger threat to our freedom, and who would benefit from attacking our freedom? Certainly not "terrorist"! The first to benefit from the loss of America's freedom, would be members of our very own government.
Ignorance is a choice, it is up to us to chose knowledge.
Good news! According to US lawmakers, conditions at Guantanamo Bay prison are "improving".
That is the kind of good news that is almost better than saving a bunch of money on car insurance. you can go back to sleep now, conditions are getting better. members of the U.S. Congress went there and witnessed this for themselves! How much more proof would you need? It's not like this was an OSHA inspection at your plant where the supervisors knew it in advance and made you tidy up a bit. Right?
Lets see now, they witnessed interrogations, inspected cell-blocks and ate the same lunch given to detainees. Thats so nice of them to swallow their pride to make these "terrorist" feel comfortable, isn't it? Hey, why didn't you tell us you were treating these people so well? Maybe you are treating them too well!
"The Guantanamo we saw today is not the Guantanamo we heard about a few years ago," Rep. Ellen Tauscher, a California Democrat, said Saturday. ~gulfnews.com
From behind one-way mirrors, lawmakers watched interrogators grilling three individual terror suspects. None of the interrogators touched detainees. ~gulfnews.com
"I think they're doing the best they can to define due process here," said Rep. Joe Schwarz, a Michigan Republican. ~gulfnews.com
Well, I am glad these members of congress have set the record strait. What say you? Now that I know the opinions of these well respected members of society, whom have the people's best interest at heart, there is no need for me to read alternative media anymore. What kind of fools do they take us for!?
That would be like me being a supervisor and telling my employees that my boss is coming in tomorrow to do a safety inspection. "Ok now you folks just do everything like normal". [wink, wink] "well, I'm satisfied, things are really improving here." Try making a surprise
inspection and see how well that chicken and rice is prepared! So, I guess we should just let this lay to rest. After all, they took the time to give a pre planned visit to the prison, and they didn't see nothing wrong.
Are we really this gullible? Hey, I have a dime that was probably touched by Elvis! I'll sell it to you for a dollar!
Are we going to allow this new revelation of "improvement" draw us away from the facts! Fact 1
By doing this inspection and coming back telling us that conditions have improved, they have admitted there was a problem. So, now that we have established that there were violations, what are we going to do about it? Shouldn't there be an investigation to punish those who are guilty? I mean, hey, if I got caught stealing 10 gallons of gas last year but this year I got caught stealing 5 gallons, are they going to let me off the hook since the condition is improving? I didn't think so! You admitted guilt, now I want to see some consequences! Fact 2
It does not matter how good the conditions are for mistaken identities! You think Afgan farmers grabbed by mistake give a damned that you are improving your anger management? No, they do not! What is the government doing to restore their liberty? We want to make everybody free, then find out which suspects don't belong there. Opinion:
The only reason they finally gave attention to this is to keep us away from the "downing street memo" and WMD claims. To keep us from pursuing the lies! Michael Jackson is no-longer the headline, so what can we put out there? Well of course, they want the focus to be on the least of the issues. "Ok, we'll admit something went wrong, we'll work to improve it. Just stay away from the other issues." Wait a minuet, people are upset about the eminent domain issue, what do we do? Quick, schedule a tour for congress at the prison, that should throw them off a bit.
When you wake, I'll probably be gone. If I am still here, I will be to weak to be there for you. I will leave this message for you, to let you know how sorry I am. Maybe it is better this way, why should I continue to fight for you, when you stopped defending me a long time ago. Of course, I understand that you will not realize it until you wake up. Just so you don't panic when you wake to surprise, I want to tell you what has been happening.
For the last three decades you have been sleeping. Those of you who were not sleeping, were in a blind drunken lust over the material distractions set before you. Still, those who stood guard for me, were too few and outnumbered. I should let you know, as soon as you stopped defending me, I was attacked. I was raped and molested by those who were drunk with power and greed. Every year, your government had it's way with me and did as they would please for their own satisfaction.
It was your ancestors whom have made me what I was. They gave me all of the power to protect you from loss of freedom. I was very strong, and for decades I was able to keep America fair and free for all. Throughout history, your ancestors stood proud to protect me. I was what made your nation the envy of every nation. Your ancestors knew the one weakness I had, I was powerless without the strength of the people.
The founding fathers of America knew and gave warning, that I would stand for you, but you also had to stand for me. They knew there would be predators waiting to strike. The minuet you let your guard down, they began stripping me. I once thought I was given a blindfold to keep me from prejudice, but now I realize the blindfold was to keep me from identifying those who attacked me.
I am also sorry because I was prevented from keeping you from being lied to. You were purposely misinformed about the identity of the villains who were trying to attack me. You were told they were foreign, but in fact, they were domestic.
I will not waste your time telling you of the first attacks I endured. I will however give you a few recent examples. Some of the most recent have shook a few of you, but not yet enough. Most recently, within the last few years, I have received some of the heaviest attacks to date. I was wrongfully used as an excuse for war. The responsibility of protecting your privacy was taken from me. The Honor of holding your right to bear arms has been greatly reduced. Protecting you from search without warrant, is no longer my burden. Making sure you have a fair and speedy trial, is no longer part of my duties. I no longer have to make sure that your elected government is honest and works in your best interest. I will not be able to keep jobs in this nation. I will not be allowed to help the poor. As of today, I can no longer be able to stop your property from being taken from you. Also, soon I may not be able to keep foreign born citizens from becoming president. Nor will I be able to make sure that a president has only two terms of office.
You may not be alarmed, you may be sleeping with the comfort of justice, but there is something els you should know. Justice has been tortured into turning against me. Yet, you may take comfort in the morality of you religion. That too is a dead end. You see, the same criminals have perverted your religion and are banning what remains of it. They have even used your religion falsely to conduct their attack.
The saddest part of all of this is you have turned your backs on me. Our system we once had, only works when we both protect each other. As soon as you let go of me, I become powerless. Soon, I will no longer exist, and the next attack will be on you. The time left to save me is short, but it means nothing as long as you sit and do nothing.
You have made me feel 2nd to issues like O.J. Simpson, Michael Jackson, Martha Stewart and Iraqi freedom!
I am liberty, for years I have stood for you! When are you going to return the favor?!
There is a "country" song that starts out by asking, "where were you when the world stopped turning?". It goes on to give examples of what you might have been doing. It's an alright song. The more I had heard it, the more I started thinking. Do you remember where you were and what you were doing? More than likely you do. I certainly do.
At the time I had a factory job working 2nd shift. On the morning of September 11 2001, I was in bed sleeping. Normally I would be getting up in a few hours to get ready for work, but this day had other plans for me. I normally stayed up late hours after work, so I was not ready to wake up at 9 something in the morning. I remember barely hearing the answering machine with my brothers voice. A voice full of fear, yelling at me to get up and turn on the television. I was in a pretty deep sleep, but it woke me up. Still half sleepy, I thought maybe it was some kind of dream. Being my brothers voice, I was worried, so I stumbled out to the phone. I played the message and sure enough it wasn't a dream. I quickly turned on the television. As soon as the screen lit up, there it was. One of the world trade towers with a hole in the side of it. I thought it was bombed. I turned up the volume, and the news said that a plane had hit it. How terrible, what was wrong with the pilot? Then, all of a sudden a second plane flies right into the other tower. I jumped up, wondering what was going on. A slight fear came over me. I knew then that this was no accident. Not more than an hour later the news was receiving info that Arabs were suspected.
Some say, this was the day the world stopped turning.
I tuned to a different chanel, a full time news chanel, a chanel I have never watched before. I continued to watch as news was pouring in faster than they could keep up with. A plane heading for Cleavland. Who would do such a thing? How was anyone able to hijack these planes? Suddenly, reports of a plane flying into the pentagon. No footage, just a view of a hole in the building with smoke. How did these planes enter no fly zones and still reach their targets? More news, plane slams into the ground in Pennsylvania. Something definitely is not right, how many more are there? I rushed outside to look at the sky. Nothing. Called friends and relatives. Called work, nothing is canceled. Time to get ready for work, I'll catch more news later.
Some say, this is the day the world stopped turning.
I was on my way to work, thats when Osama's name is starting to get thrown around. Who is Osama? How could this Osama pull this off. More news, planes where possibly hijacked with plastic box cutters. What? Are they serious? I then started feeling a little guilty, a little bit of doubt was starting to form. At the time, I worked in a woodworking factory in a small town about 30 miles from my city. I get to work, park my car, all of my coworkers are outside talking about it. We are wondering why major functions have not been canceled. We talk about it a little, then head inside to start our job. Every break, we would gather outside and discuss the latest news, and the whole event. This type of thing happened for the rest of the week. By the end of our shift, most of the country had heard and seen enough to begin to panic, and fear was setting deep. I was leaving work, when I noticed I was driving on an empty tank, there was no way I had enough fuel to make it home. As I approached the gas station, the line was so big I thought I would run out of gas while waiting. I could not believe my eyes when the price jumped up to $4.00 per gallon.
This was the day the world stopped turning?
It was only within a few days while at work, I blurted out that the government had to be hiding something. I won't go into that right now. Tuesday, September 11, 2001 became known as 911. 9-11-01? A number only significant to America. This was the day some say the world stopped turning. The more I thought about it, the more I realized the world did not stop turning. Indeed, the world did not even slow down. As far as my area of the country, the only thing canceled was flight. Work was on schedule, which you had to understand, it was a tragedy but the show must go on. Right?
No, the world did not stop turning. The world did not slow down. In my opinion, the world started spinning faster. Spinning out of control. This was a day that started raising profits for some. This was a day that took notice away from an attack on the constitution. Ratings for full time news channels shot through the roof. The price of fuel would never again fall below a buck twenty per gallon. The military began suiting up, therefore all suppliers began raising profits. Americans started living in fear of national security, the government used that fear to push new laws and legislation. New departments in government were formed. War was started. Adequate proof was not sought for war. America was in danger, and it was time to strike back. A new hell was created for Iraq, a country without a proving link to this day. Young soldiers were thrown into a war with no end in sight, their lives turned upside down for un-found weapons. For them, the world may have stopped turning. For us, it has only began. A presidents crimes were overlooked, and he was re-elected in the name of fear. This president was the only hope we had, so we thought. Lies are overlooked because of "the war on terror". The list continues to grow.
Where were you when the world stopped turning? Do you know where you were and what you were doing? As for me, I'll let you know when it happens.
"Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?/For if it prosper, none dare call it treason." - John A. Stormer: None Dare Call It Treason
Recently it is being reported that "mainstream" media is taking a turn toward the truth, and why wouldn't they? The media can not survive forever when people quit trusting their coverage. They are ever so slowly starting to report on the "Downing Street Memo". Of course the media is not alone. Now, a few political figures are starting to jump aboard the alternative view. Is the day of truth really coming? I caution everyone, because this issue will be quickly laid to rest by a political think tank.
Before I go any further, I want to make something clear. I do not mix myself into one side or the other. I do not consider myself to be republican nor democrat or any other party. When I vote, I vote based on what I believe in the persons running for office. I do not base my vote on somebody els's recommendations, and I do not vote based on political party. I vote based on whether or not I feel the person can do what needs done. Point being, this is not an article to run down a republican in order to praise a democrat. Too many people are caught in that trap, and it is getting us nowhere. I am telling you that both parties are one in the same.
I feel there is a problem arising right now. If it is not caught in time, we will end up thinking that we have accomplished something without accomplishing nothing. With all of this tension rising from the "Downing Street Memo" people feel this is the smoking gun. It just might be, but if we are not careful we will kill our own intentions. While my hat is off to those who are trying to make progress, I don't feel it is going to work out. There is a Democrat site offering $1000 dollars to anyone who can get bush to answer their question, and Rep. Conyers is asking us to sign his Petition
so that he can present his questions to Bush. That's great, I am right there with them. I did sign the petition, but I ask you, what happens after Bush answers those questions?
We ask Bush the questions, he tells us no he did not fix the intelligence and the memo was taken out of context, then what? What do we do next? Are we just going to accept another lie and go back to sleep? Will we feel good because we think we achieved success by getting him to answer a few questions? Realize, the Bush administration knows good and well that these questions will eventually be asked. Don't think for one minuet that they are not already planning how to answer them!
Why is it we always wait until an elected officials term is almost up, before we launch a full investigation into their crimes? Clinton was found guilty and thats fine with me, but all politicians should be held accountable for their crimes. All of them! We don't need to have an answer to any questions until the day of the trial. We already know that Bush has lied! This memo is only one more piece of evidence. There is no proving link from Sadam to bin-Laden, there are no WMD's and the list goes on. Many of us already figured once Bush "won" the election that we would end up going back to Iraq. It's all there in broad day light. So, what are we doing wasting time asking questions and waiting for more lies?
Send your questions to a federal judge, put on your shoes, and lets go marching into Washington and fire the entire administration. Top Democrats aren't going to push this issue. They will drag it out only for the purpose to gain popularity for the next election. It is time for us to stop these political games. You have questions? You trust another politician to get the answers you deserve? Keep dreaming! Don't ask Bush if the memo is true, ask him a real question. Ask him why over 1700 of America's children are dead! Ask him where are these magical Weapons of Mass Destruction! Tell Bush, tell the Republicans, tell the Democrats, tell them all that we are sick and tired of the games. We are the people, and when we say jump, they better ask how high!
Does anyone know the punishment for treason?
Our dear president Bush has committed war crimes, he has committed Treason! He is guilty, and we have plenty enough proof. Why are we jumping around the real issues? Why are we too afraid to demand justice? You can wait for a leading Democrat to take this issue, but I guarantee you justice will not be served. He will be let off easy and in 2009 the Bush's and the Clinton's will be hugging each other while touring around "helping" victims of national disasters.
If you want answers, give me 10 minuets with Bush on national television and there will not be one American that is not ready to Impeach this traitor.
It is our right as Americans to chose who will lead us, as it is our right to decide when they must go! Why are we pretending that we have to wait on somebody to ask him a few questions? "That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."
--THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE July 4th 1776
The year was 1776 and the day was July fourth. This day would become know as Independence Day, and would be celebrated every year on the 4th of July. The question must arise, do all Americans realize what the celebration is about. Is this a holiday just for the purpose of showing off fireworks in the sky? Does anyone watch those explosions, hear the bangs, and think about the meaning?
What was the price for freedom? What will it cost to forget that price?
July fourth, the day America was born. The day the people declared this land to be a free land. It wasn't just a group of people declaring freedom, it started far before this day. The price was life, Our ancestors fought and gave their lives so that the United States could be free from Britain. Years, Decades, even Centuries would go by and America would not forget what it was. It was a government established for the people, by the people. A nation was born, filled with patriots that would not stand for corruption. A nation that would be ready to stand again in battle against any person(s) who might pose a threat to freedom. Any threat, foreign or domestic, would feel the wrath of this mighty nation. No other nation would dare test their willingness to defend something they fought so hard to achieve. No person would dare step into government and tamper with the rights of the people. If ever someone was to hold office and be caught as a fraud, the people would be quick to remove them from office. Could this be true? Is this a story of a real life place?
I beg for somebody to tell me what happened! When did America forget it's history? Is it possible that the America we see today, part of a plan from the beginning? Is it possible, in the 1700's Britain may have sent people here with a long term goal to infiltrate our government so that today has become a result of that? I honestly do not understand what would cause a people to give up.
Today, America has become a people who sit down and let it all be taken away. Jobs? Ok you can have mine. Business? Well lets allow our government to pay foreigners to come in and take it all away.
From the day I can remember having a memory, I somehow new that government would one day deceive us into communism. The thing I can't understand, and never thought I'd see is American people sitting down and letting it happen.
If you were to go back to 1776 and tell John Hancock not to sign that because one day it will mean nothing, what do you think would have happened? You probably would have been hung in the town square! What if you went back to 1800 and started a war based on evidence that was later found to not exist? You would have been Hung for that too. I ask you, what happened?
The whole world currently has it's eyes on America, wondering what are American's going to do. How are they going to react to the crimes of our elected president? The mighty people who stood up to fight for their own freedom. The people who would not give up any of their rights. So far, the world looks to America in amazement, they can not believe their eyes. Could it be? Is America handing over everything they fought for? Are these people allowing themselves to be pushed around? Are they actually allowing an elected official to lie to them, steal from them, and play them for fools? It can't be, it wasn't that long ago when they raised hell because a president lied about his sex life. Surely they would not allow this one to do worse!
For those of you who say, our president is a great Christian leader, I say open up your eyes! You look up the facts, then count how many commandments he has broken. Most Christians that voted for Bush, based their decision on abortion. I ask you, when did Bush ever say he was against abortion? What has he tried to do to stop or even slow down abortion? Oh, you say he signed a bill to stop partial birth abortion. So what, there are many who support abortion but are against partial birth abortion.
Most of us know the truth. Most of us know that Bush is doing wrong, some are just too afraid to step up. What has America become, when we are afraid to boycott the media? When we are too afraid to take to the streets and demand justice. Is this what our ancestors have died for?
I call all American out on their bluff right now! You, who talk the talk against abortion, is it wrong to allow abortion, yet ok to send children off to die in a war for no reason?!
You, military men and women, who have taken a pledge to defend us against all threats foreign and domestic. Stop! Fight the battle that has reason!
You, men and women of law enforcement, who claim you are there to serve and protect. Who are you serving? Who are you protecting?
It's kind of funny, Americans got pissed when France said they would not help us in the war. The people who gave us a statue to honor us for being a true free and honest nation. Yet, the French voted down the EU constitution while we allow the patriot act to be forced down our throats. There was good reason that they had trouble agreeing with us, they could see what our own people could not.
Liberty calls us out! Each and everyone of us. We are called upon to defend our freedom. Rebellion is in our blood. We are a fighting people. We are supposed to be the people that controls our government. It has become a government controlling people.
It is time to wake up, stand up, and state our demands that all involved get out of our public buildings. It is time to call them out to answer to the people. We demand it. It is time that we make it clear that if America is not restored, we are ready to take up arms and fight! Time to walk the talk and prove to our government that we are still in control.
A revolution is about to begin, and it doesn't consist of a poorly designed automobile. Everything that has happened since the Bush administration came to office, has been dictated by them. I assure you they are not finished. Who do they think they are? Do you really think they are feeling bad for any of us? It's time to make it stop. They will be glad to take from you, what you will not defend. If we fought for our own freedom, and are letting it go after 200 years, how much more quickly will Iraq let their so called freedom go when they did not fight for it? We fought to separate ourselves from the world, not to unite with it!
This Fourth of July instead of watching a display of fireworks in vein, make it a real celebration of freedom! Make it a celebration that would make our ancestors proud! One man can't do it alone, I call upon America to join me. Independence day is the day we should march into Washington DC and once again declare ourselves a free people. It is time to show that we will not live in fear of their fairy tale!
"Let freedom ring, Let the white dove sing. Let the whole world know that today is a day of reckoning. Let the week be strong, let the right be wrong. Roll the stone away, let the guilty pay. It's Independence Day!" <---- (Martina McBride, "Independence Day")