Friday, June 24, 2005

SUPREME COURT HITS THE RIGHT NOTE

The Supreme Court yesterday, in it's lamdmark Kelo v New London Decision, struck a blow for progressive change. The Court ruled that goverment has the right to take private property by eminent domain, even if it is to be used by a private developer. This is a sound decision. Many of the property owners subject to a city's condenmation are longtime owners with substandard dilapidated properties. The fact is, what yuo see is what you get. These owners are not going to inprove their property, there by depriving the city or county of much needed tax revenue. This in turn drives up the taxes of other residents. This in it self should have conservative's flocking to support this landmark decision. Those justices opposed to this decicion were the «usual suspects»: Thomas, Scalia, Renquist and O Connor. Their minority opinions reflect a deep-seated malevolence towards improving our cities, likely based in racism.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

WHO IS THIS MYSTERIOUS PERSON?

I was arrested in Kennebunkport, Maine, in 1976 for driving under the influence of alcohol. I pled guilty, paid a fine, and had my driver's license suspended for 30 days.
My Texas driving record has been "lost" and is not available.
MILITARY: I joined the Texas Air National Guard and went AWOL.
I refused to take a drug test or answer any questions about my drug use.
By joining the Texas Air National Guard, I was able to avoid combat duty in Vietnam.
COLLEGE: I graduated from Yale University with a low C average.
I was a cheerleader.
PAST WORK EXPERIENCE: I ran for U.S. Congress and lost.
I began my career in the oil business in Midland, Texas, in 1975. I bought an oil company, but couldn't find any oil in Texas. The company went bankrupt shortly after I sold all my stock.
I bought the Texas Rangers baseball team in a sweetheart deal that took land using taxpayer money.
With the help of my father and our right-wing friends in the oil industry (including Enron CEO Ken Lay), I was elected governor of Texas.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS GOVERNOR OF TEXAS: I changed Texas pollution laws to favor power and oil companies, making Texas the most polluted state in the Union. During my tenure, Houston replaced Los Angeles as the most smog-ridden city in America.
I cut taxes and bankrupted the Texas treasury to the tune of billions in borrowed money.
I set the record for the most executions by any governor in American history.
With the help of my brother, the governor of Florida, and my father's appointments to the Supreme Court, I became President after losing by over 500,000 votes.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS PRESIDENT: I am the first President in U.S. history to enter office with a criminal record.
I invaded and occupied two countries at a continuing cost of over one billion dollars per week.
I spent the U.S. surplus and effectively bankrupted the U.S. Treasury.
I shattered the record for the largest annual deficit in U.S. history.
I set an economic record for most private bankruptcies filed in any 2-month period.
I set the all-time record for most foreclosures in a 12-month period.
I set the all-time record for the biggest drop in the history of the U.S. stock market.
In my first year in office, over 2 million Americans lost their jobs and that trend continues every month.
I'm proud that the members of my cabinet are the richest of any administration in U.S. history. My "poorest millionaire," Condoleeza Rice, has a Chevron oil tanker named after her.
I set the record for most campaign fundraising trips by a U.S. President.
I am the all-time U.S. and world record-holder for receiving the most corporate campaign donations.
My largest lifetime campaign contributor, and one of my best friends, Kenneth Lay, presided over the largest corporate bankruptcy fraud in U.S. history, Enron.
My political party used Enron private jets and corporate attorneys to assure my success with the U.S. Supreme Court during my election decision.
I have protected my friends at Enron and Halliburton against investigation or prosecution. More time and money was spent investigating the Monica Lewinsky affair than has been spent investigating one of the biggest corporate rip-offs in history.
I presided over the biggest energy crisis in U.S. history and refused to intervene when corruption involving the oil industry was revealed.
I presided over the highest gasoline prices in U.S. history.
I changed the U.S. policy to allow convicted criminals to be awarded government contracts.
I appointed more convicted criminals to administration than any President in U.S. history.
I created the Ministry of Homeland Security, the largest bureaucracy in the history of the United States government.
I've broken more international treaties than any President in U.S. history.
I am the first President in U.S. history to have the United Nations remove the U.S. from the Human Rights Commission.
I withdrew the U.S. from the World Court of Law.
I refused to allow inspectors access to U.S. "prisoners of war" detainees and thereby have refused to abide by the Geneva Convention.
I am the first President in history to refuse United Nations election inspectors (during the 2002 U.S. election).
I set the record for least number of press conferences of any President since the advent of television.
I set the all-time record for most days on vacation in any one-year period.
After taking off the entire month of August, 2001, I presided over the worst security failure in U.S. History.
I garnered the most sympathy for the U.S. after the World Trade Center attacks and less than a year later made the U.S. the most hated country in the world, the largest failure of diplomacy in world history.
I have set the all-time record for most people worldwide to simultaneously protest me in public venues (15 million people), shattering the record for protest against any person in the history of mankind.
I am the first President in U.S. history to order an unprovoked, preemptive attack and the military occupation of a sovereign nation. I did so against the will of the United Nations, the majority of U.S. Citizens, and the world community.
I have cut health care benefits for war veterans and support a cut in duty benefits for active duty troops and their families in wartime.
I am the first President in history to have a majority of Europeans (71%) view my presidency as the biggest threat to world peace and security.
I am supporting development of a nuclear "Tactical Bunker Buster," a WMD.
I have so far failed to fulfill my pledge to bring Osama Bin Laden to justice while your fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, wives and husbands are losing their lives every day.
RECORDS AND REFERENCES: All records of my tenure as governor of Texas are now in my father's library, sealed and unavailable for public view.
All records of SEC investigations into my insider trading and my bankrupt companies are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view.
All records or minutes from meetings that I, or my Vice President, attended regarding public energy policy are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public review.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAWS

The Supreme court recently struck down the Medical Marijuana laws in California and other states. I feel this was a bad thing because now the seriously ill will be busted for possession. Ironically, those justices who hypocritically voted to uphold the laws were the farthest right wing extemists on America's bench. Most likely at the urging of the cancer-ridden W. Rehnquist, who probably «burns one» now and then. I feel all Cannabis shoud be legalized; it is safer than both tobacco and alcohol.

Saturday, June 11, 2005

WHAT KIND OF 60'S PERSON ARE YOU??? (Thanks, Foo)

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Friday, June 10, 2005

ATTENTION «ROCKER»

I am not a so-called «bot» and I am not stupid. I am an education major at Princeton University and you do not get into an Ivy League school by being stupid. My GPA is a steady 3.8. I wish to educate those who I feel are uninformed, and I have been vilified. I feel that once you open your mind, you will feel that there is a progressive answer to today's issues. You have to open your mind not keep it narrow. I am messenger for progressive change. My views are shared by many people.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

FRENCH AND DUTCH VOTERS BLEW IT BADLY

Sunday's French referendum on the European Union constititution was an unmitigated dusaster. France, long a bastion of progress on the Continent, allowed her voters to fall for the lies foisted upon them by forces of reaction. France, a founding member of the «EU», now has the embarassment of defeat of her own idea, by her own voters. This could result in the fall of the Chirac government, and the rise of the right-wing Bush-clone, N. Sarkozy.
The appointment of D. deVillepin as Premier, while a promising move, may not be enough to stop Sarkozy. Now, the formerly progressive Netherlands have also resoundingly defeated the European constitution. These two defeats could cause the dissolution of the European Union into its 25 constituent republics, and endanger the concept of «multi-polarity», or more than just one superpower. This unfortunately can only embolden Bush's imperialistic aims.