Location: East Liverpool, Ohio

I am a Liberal and a Socialist, a Democrat only because there is no one else to vote for. My religious beliefs, Think Herbert W. Armstrong.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Do companies have to obey any rules, laws

The SEC filings, are rules, which allow people to see how companies actually operate. These are generally long and boring and would put most people to sleep, but they are very important. Now this administration says that companies are not required to follow the rules, by just claiming national security. This comes at the same time that millions of Americans are being spied on.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

From the mouth of the far right

Even they don't agree with the Bush administration. They don't like the idea that Bush has assumed powers above Congress and the courts. Yes folks, even the president has to obey the law. The link takes you to talkleft but it is about what was written by the Cato Institute.


Maybe they finally found their voice

Well it is about time. Time that religious people stood up and said that invading another nation that was never going to attack us, killing thousands because of their skin color and beliefs, and torture are not Christian values.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

The best Supremes money can buy

The dancing Supremes says that taxpayers have no rights when our elected officials want to give corporate welfare to businesses. It is now legal to siphon money from schools hospitals and others and give it to those who are already millionairs and billionairs. http://www.workingforchange.com/blog/index.cfm?mode=entry&entry=398BDE1F-E3FD-7B0B-042E125D18390F7C

Snake hunt not a witch hunt

If you want to find snakes outside, look for the places where snakes usually hide. If you are looking for snakes in government, start with the whitehouse. http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/Frank_Rich_Any_witch_hunt_for_0513.html

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Lets have more taxcuts for the rich.

Well, this shows who the GOP is really worried about. And remember folks, when you read the story, it is from Bloomberg not some leftist newsservice. Even the conservatives can see all of the evil that is going on in Washington.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

New ways for profits for big energy

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- As soaring prices prompt huge increases in gas and oil drilling on public land, an ad hoc posse of state governments, Indian tribes and individual "bounty hunters" is charging that big energy companies are shortchanging taxpayers by billions of dollars.
They say drilling companies and pipeline operators are understating the amount and the quality of the natural gas they pump on public land, and are paying far less in royalties than required by law.

An editorial from Buzzflash

Mainstream Media Treatment of CIA Chief Resignation is Astounding and Pathetic
May 6, 2006
You know, the mainstream media is so far up the butt of the Bush Administration that you wonder if they can see the near-beer floating around in his stomach. Take the startling, astonishing Porter Goss sudden resignation on a fabled Friday afternoon (when the news won't have as much impact because the weekend breaks up the news cycles). The New York Times ran an editorial as if it were all due to a poor peformance on Goss's part. True to form, they didn't hold Bush or Cheney accountable at all. Goss, a former CIA agent, was the House version of Bush Boy Toy I, Kansas Senator Pat Roberts who heads the Misnamed "Senate Intelligence Committee." When in Congress, like Roberts, Goss's role was to cover up any intelligence about illegal Bush behavior or inept national security performance or 9/11 non-performance or lies leading up to the Iraq war. Boy Toy I and Boy Toy II (Goss) were put in their positions in Congres to keep secret any Bush improprietes, lies or ineptitudes. So it was no surprise when Bush appointed Goss head of the CIA. Goss's role was to purge the CIA of any dissidents to the Cheney/Bush Neo-Con party line. In short, Goss was to turn the CIA into a lapdog for White House Policy, instead of an agency that is supposed to provide the government with the best possible information to protect our national security. Most recently, Goss fired a senior staffer for allegedly leaking information about the Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld gulag of torture sites that they denied existed. Goss also said the pensions of any retired CIA employees would be cut off if they talked to the press about CIA matters that were considered "classified" (i.e. that revealed the truth about the Bush Administration). He was also given instructions by the White House to ferret out CIA staff who had contributed to John Kerry's campaign. Of course, Goss also brought in some low lifes to assist him, who are now allegedly embroiled with the "Duke" Cunningham, lobbyist hooker gate scandal. This scandal may include Goss himself. So the New York Times Editorial board and most other mainstream papers treat this as if Goss just resigned because the CIA is more of a mess than when he took over. Once again, the mainstream media shies away from holding Bush accountable for appointing Goss in the first place for the purpose of making the CIA a puppet of the White House and Pentagon plans for pre-emptive war and other nefarious strategies. Goss's failure, even if you accept he was fired for mismanagement (when there is likely a whole lot more there), is Bush's failure in appointing him. So why does the mainstream press forget about Bush's role in making our nation less secure, and proof that he is once again the most prolific appointer of incompetents in presidential history. Why? Because, once again, the mainstream media doesn't want to "offend" Bush by telling the truth. Why? Because then the financial regulations and laws that big media companies need (and they are really big media companies that are now part of corporate conglomerates) to turn a bigger profit will be put in jeopardy by a vengeful White House. So, the head of the CIA abruptly quits after a relatively short stint and the only investigative journalism about the remarkable event are happening on the Internet. Astounding and pathetic.

Closing refineries for fun and profit.

Hey folks, it is not those enviros who have caused this problem. The oil and gas industries have been using them as a scapegoat in their quest for profits. You hear from the loonie right how these enviros have stopped new refineries from being built. In fact I have written a few of these people and asked them to provide me with a list of refinery permits that have been turned down in the last 20 years, and the reason why they were turned down. It is easy to constantly spout off, but when asked to prove what they say, they become strangely silent.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

What has Iraq actually cost us?

And I don't even mean the wasted hundreds of billions and the dead Americans.

No matter what kind of an evil ogre Saddam was, we still attacked a soverign nation that was never going to attack us.
We accept dead civilians as nothing more than a byproduct of a fun war.
We accept torture
We accept holding people prisoner for years without trials and without even charges in some cases.
We accept spying on American citizens for no other reason than the fact that they refuse to worship our Dear Leader.
No folks, we have lost a lot more than a war, we have lost our national dignity.

Why you can't sing that in Spanish

The GOP can't seem to remember anything before BushWorld. We have had a Spanish language National Anthem since 1919.

There will be no oversight in Iraq

This is what we are told by the Bush administration, as more millions of dollars disappear along with thousands of weapons.

You mean the prezzie should obey the law?

Well George says that the silver spoon he was born with gives him the right to do whatever he wants. It has always worked that way before in his life. http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2006/05/02/3_democrats_slam_president_over_defying_statutes/

If they can't inherit their wealth

What are rich people going to do for money?
The GOP version of success. Inheriting your money.