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Note From a Madman

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

 

A Man of God

 

I could think of no better Secretary of Assassination that the Rev. Pat Robertson. After all, he's been trying to kill off everyone and everything that doesn't agree with his philosophy for years. I guess that whole Separation of Church and state thing was never going to fly anyway, considering it s author was only Thomas Jefferson.

"You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we're trying to assassinate him (Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez) I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war ... and I don't think any oil shipments will stop."

-Rev. Robertson

Well now we're going to start assassinating legally elected leaders of oil-rich nations just so we can make our own lives easier. Chavez did win the Venezuelan presidential election with 58% of the vote, didn't he?

I'm no fan of Chavez but it seems to me that it might be a better idea to let those elected legally govern their own countries, dont'cha think? Don't we have enough of our own messes to clean up as it is? Don't we have enough countries that we took responsibility for, clearly without thinking those responsibilities through? Haven't we had enough Children of America die in foreign lands in the past four years to last US the next four generations?

Maybe Robertson's remarks are just another smokescreen, just another means for well-intentioned to take their collective eyes off the ball. Remember, the Right Wing, be it the Religious Right or the Political Right rarely do anything off the cuff. What purpose would there be for a Pat Robertson, someone with the president's ear, to suggest something so far out to "Right Field" as the assassination of a sovereign nation's leader just because his country has oil?

Why not do away with the likes of Castro? Surely his people need to be free? How about Vincente Fox? There are more terrorists coming across the US-Mexican border than flying in from Venezuela? What about our porous border with our neighbors from the north. if I were Paul Martin, I'd sleep with one eye open.

"We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability. We don't need another $200 billion war to get rid of one, you know, strong-arm dictator. It's a whole lot easier to have some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with."

-Rev. Robertson, A Man of God

More covert operatives? Hasn't Karl "The Traitor" Rove outed enough of our brave undercover CIA agents?

Maybe a Department of Assassination isn't such a bad idea. They even have their own airline... Air Wellstone.

-Noah Greenberg



Bush Chooses the Unborn Over Or Burned and Battered Soldiers

Fetal stem cells can help burn victims, even if they are American soldiers.

Whereas the current procedure for severe burns is to take skin from other parts of the victim's body, graph it onto the burned area, then continue with a slow, painful recovery, fetal stem cells hold a far better, quicker and less painful future for those in need.

By the way, guess where this discovery was made? If you guessed in the good old US of A, you'd be wrong. Swiss scientists came up with this new treatment for the severely burned.

Remember when all of the new, great inventions came from America? Now our innovations come in the guise of keeping penis' erect.

Dr. Patrick Hohlfeld at the University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland kept on replacing small squares of fetal skin as replaceable patches on severely burned children with amazing success.

"We had expected that the fetal skin would act as a graft and it did not. Instead we found that it acted more like a biological bandage that stimulated healing."
-Dr. Hohlfeld

Such a process might be good to have available in the United States considering this:

"We have to be right one hundred percent of the time, and the enemy only has to be right one time."
-"G"lobal "W"arming Bush

If "it's" going to happen, GW, Dick "Go <F---> Yourself" Cheney, Condi Rice and Don Rumsfeld have said previously, then there are going to be badly burned Americans that are going to need a healing process like the Swiss are offering.

The questions are:
-Can the Bush administration admit their mistakes and fund fetal stem cell research for the better of those living and breathing in the US now?
-Can  the Bush administration admit their mistakes and fund fetal stem cell research for the better of those fighting for our "Liberty" and "Freedom" throughout the world?
-Can the drug companies make enough money on stem cell projects to make it profitable enough for them to save American lives.

This is, after all, a presidency based on Corporate Profits.

-Noah Greenberg


Blair-Time

 

Okay, put your breakables away, and make sure you read this on an empty stomach. Reported in the Sunday Mirror:

"Tony Blair is expected to join one of the most exclusive groups of businessmen in the world after he leaves Downing Street. The PM is being lined up for a highly lucrative position with the Carlyle Group - an American-based investment giant with strong links to the White House and the defence industry. "
The firm has been nicknamed "The Ex-Presidents Club" because it has had a host of former world leaders on its books including George Bush Senior, his former secretary of state James Baker and former British PM John Major. There a also a large number of former US Army top brass.

Tony "Bush poodle" Blair is nothing more than a oil hungry neocon war privateer! That is why he was so willing to lie for Bush, he's going to get part of the loot! I think the British people should start impeachment proceeding (can they do that to a PM?).

-Robert Scardapane



PEACE VIGIL ON BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN, NY

I had the most extraordinary experience tonight with ordinary people. No drama, no trauma, no unexpected surprises, just a quiet and peaceful meeting on a beautiful promenade looking at the stunning and clear NYC skyline. As planned, there were at least 500+ people in the vicinity plus many coming and going.

It was touching to realize that many of us in our 40s+ had never been to vigil before or a peace demonstration – we were protest virgins! It seemed like at our ages we should know the right candles to bring so we did not drip hot wax on ourselves or what to “do” after you get there. Some wanted to make sure candles weren’t dripping, one woman wanted to sing old peace songs but no one knew them so we only managed to sing 5-6 repeats of Give Peace A Chance but it was perfect. I marveled at the idea that we stopped doing the normal things we do at night and showed up in the same place because we are aligned with Cindy Sheehan and appalled with our president and frankly – FED UP.

Bring on more peace demonstrations, I am there with friends next time.

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A PROPHETIC (TOM) DELAY QUOTE OR FEW

“You can support the troops but not the President”

-Tom DeLay referring to President Clinton and Kosovo

This made me wonder how many flip-flop quotes or stupid statements I could find quickly that had oozed out of Tom DeLay’s (do you kiss people with that) mouth. Within 5 minutes many juicy ones and many more out there:

"Chemical pesticides are ‘harmless’ and foods raised without them might even be more carcinogenic."
-DeLay in a Letter to a Constituent 1-31-92.

"It has never been proven that air toxics are hazardous to people."
-DeLay, in the Houston Chronicle 10-28-90.

At the time of the war in Vietnam, "DeLay was eligible to enlist but said he did not at the urging of his wife."
-Quoted in Houston Post 8-19-88. Thought the man was head of the family? Sounded like it when you said, “A woman can take care of the family. It takes a man to provide structure, to provide stability.”

"The greenies have led us into the crisis in the Middle East... The rabid environmentalists felt it was more important to jeopardize the lives of our brave American servicemen than risk the death of a single snail darter."
-DeLay, the Washington Post 11-4-91. What’s that about jeopardizing the lives of brave America’s and leading us into a crisis in the Middle East? What a difference a decade makes.

"We are, by nature, greedy and lazy and sinful."
-DeLay on humans.
 

(Speak for Yourself, Tom. NG)


"Our school systems teach our children that they are nothing but glorified apes who have evolutionized out of some primordial mud." "Give me one example that proves evolution. One example! You can't."
-DeLay

YOU TOM, YOU! If ever there was someone who might have rose out of the mud, and as an owner of a pest control business, stepped on every other coach roach on the evolutionary ladder.
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SUMMER READING

During his vacation, one of the 3 books Bush will be trying to read is the history of Salt. Yes, salt.

“Salt: A World History” – its history and importance in kitchens worldwide

“The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History” – an account of the U.S. gov’t ignoring the wartime crisis and their actions supported conditions that allowed the influenza to spread and thrive killing more than 50 million people worldwide in 1918

“Alexander II: The Last Great Tsar” – advanced copy of bio coming out

Anyone noticing any secret cosmic themes here – Our Tsar ignoring the wartime crisis because he thinks he is important to households everywhere. In reality, he truly is not the salt or tsar of the earth, though many feel he is like a plague!!!
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FINALLY AN EXIT PROPOSAL

Senator Russell Feingold (Dem – Wis) has finally distinguished himself from the pack and called for total exit from Iraq by Dec. 2006. Says he has heard nothing but disenchantment with our presence in Iraq in the 15 town meetings he has been at so far during the break. Well, he’s more on my radar now. I have seen him on c-span a number of times and he seems reasoned, fair, and (if this can be said) in politics for the right reasons.
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MORE THAN A MAN

Heard it said today by Gary Schroen (the ex-CIA agent who tracked Osama and wrote FIRST IN) that Bush turned a man with an organization into a philosophy and movement. And the far right is worried about a peace movement in the U.S.? Bush created that too!

JOHN BOLTON VISITS JUDY MILLER IN JAIL? Hmmmm, wonder what that was about. It has been speculated many times that he may have been involved in the leak and the reason the White House would not turn over the names of people who he requested classified info on was because Valerie Plame’s name could very likely have been on his hit list.

HAVE YOU HEARD the property that Cindy Sheehan was invited to move Camp Casey to (now a mile closer to Bush) is owned by a distance cousin of the redneck who shot his shotgun in the air last weekend. Ha-ha. Isn’t the media going to do a story on why the shooter’s relative didn’t support his position (like they have obsessively done with Cindy’s disputing family-in-law)? We know the media is friendly with him because he is paid by them so his “ranch” can be photographed as a substitute for Bush’s since Bush’s is not allowed to be photographed. By the way, Salon.com has reportedly received lots of emails to curtain calling bush’s spread a “ranch” because it is does not qualify under any of the definitions of “ranch.” I had heard in the past that part of his place was built on landfill, which really dispels the “ranch” image!

-Forwarded and Comments by Casey Sweet



Bush Said...

"This is the first war of the 21st century".

By the way, he stole this line from Newt Gingrich. Good ole Newt was on TV within an hour of the second tower getting hit using exactly those words. Were the neocons ready and waiting for 9/11?

-Robert Scardapane



More Bush-Speak

"The only way to defend our citizens where we live is go after the terrorists where they live."

-Bush, in his speech yesterday

I have some questions for the President (hey, you knew I would!):

1. Are there no terrorists except in Iraq?
2. 15 of the terrorists that caused 9/11 were from Saudi Arabia so why didn't we attack them?
3. Do we need over 100,000
troops and 1 billion dollars a day just to defeat some terrorists in Iraq?
4. Are the insurgents Al Qaeda terrorists or are they disgruntled Iraqi?

The Pentagon says that very few insurgents are foreigners. That means they are mainly Hussein supporters or disgruntled Iraqi. People tend to get violent when their homes are destroyed, their livelihood is eliminated, loved ones are lost and basic services such as water are disrupted for a long time.

While we burn ourselves out in Iraq, UBL camps out under the Pakistani sky. Something is wrong with this picture!

-Robert Scardapane


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-Noah Greenberg