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Thursday, December 16, 2004

 

More from "Weekend at Bernie's (Kerik)

So far, the Bernard Kerik fiasco has been blamed on: Rudy Giuliani; Alberto Gonzalez; and Bernard Kerik himself
Mr. Bush announced Mr. Kerik's nomination before the F.B.I. had begun the full field investigation required of all cabinet nominees.
Rhetorical Question of the day: Where does that nasty old buck stop again?

Now, Rudy Giuliani is saying that "Bernie (Bernard Kerik) has some explaining to do," partly speaking of the Ex-NYPD Police commissioner's 2 extra-marital affairs.  While Rudy worked as the Mayor of the City of New York. he was having his own extra-marital affair himself.

I guess the acceptable amount of extra-marital affairs is just one.


MCCAIN - The Fearless One?


"I said no. My answer is still no. No confidence (in regard to Donald Rumsfeld),"
-Senator John McCain
And what is it you would have done to correct this problem, Senator McCain?

"The president can decide that (pushing for Donald Rumsfeld to resign), not me."
-Senator John McCain, when asked if Rumsfeld was a liability to the Bush administration
So, the most independent voice in the Republican Party doesn't want to advise the president? If not you, Senator McCain, then who?

"President Bush "can have the team that he wants around him."
-Senator John McCain, speaking to The Associated Press explaining that his comments were not a call for Rumsfeld's resignation
Yes. President "G"(lobal) "W"(arming) Bush can have anyone he wants around him. As long as they have Corporate ties and zero compassion for the middle class, they'll do just fine.

It's a shame of what has become of the once fearless Senator from Arizona. By the way, nice job taking a stand and coming out "hard" against steroid use in baseball.
("The status quo is not acceptable, and we will have to act in some way unless the major league players’ union acts in the affirmative and rapid fashion.") What are you going to tell us next, Senator McCain? That you're against drunk driving?



More from Dick's Halliburton

In the 1990's, sanctions were put in place against Iraq and Libya. Halliburton, using their offshore Corporations, was doing business with these rogue nations. Guess who was the CEO of the Texas Millionaire's Club A.K.A. Halliburton back then? That's Right, its your current VP Dick, "can you see my hand up the president's crack", Cheney!

Let's look at underlying reasons for the war in Iraq. There are many more reasons to help the people of Dafur. There are Children hungry throughout the world, in fact. There true freedom fighters in jails around the globe that will never again see the light of day. There are, more than likely, people being tortured for their beliefs as I write this. There are countries that are producing chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons of mass destruction that need our attention now, and needed it 2 years ago.


Why was Saddam Hussein so much more of a threat than the leaders of Iran and North Korea?
Because he was selling Halliburton's oil that was under the sand that belonged to the Iraqi people.
Why was Iraq Job One in the "War on Terror" when there wasn't an ounce of proof that they were involved in 9/11?
Because Halliburton's oil is under the sand belonging to the Iraqi people.
How long will we be in Iraq?
Until there is no more of Halliburton's oil under the sand belonging to the Iraqi people.
Where has the $8.8 billion dollars gone after the sale of Halliburton's oil?
HEY! Its HALLIBURTON'S OIL! None of your business!


What is it that Jesus said about hypocrites?



Some Good Things to Know

Hey boys and girls, did you know that if you paid more in sales tax than in income tax this past year that you don't have to pay any income tax at all?
I wonder who this would benefit? Could it be the rich people?

Hey boys and girls, did you know that if you gave a car to charity, no matter what condition it was in, that you would get the full value of that car? That ends this year. Now, you'll only get to take a deduction for the price that charity gets for that car. Keeps squeezing every dollar out of the little guy that you can, President Bush.

Hey boys and girls, its TEST TIME. Did you know that, in some states, if you save for college using 529 savings account that you can deduct up to $10,000 from your state taxes? Guess how much you can deduct from your US Income Taxes. I'll make it multiple choice:
A) $10,000
B) $ 5,000
C) $ 2,500
D) zero, zilch, nada, gornisch, bupkis
If you chose "D", YOU WERE RIGHT!
Don't expect any help from Bush and the Corporate Conservatives. You're just holding the rest of their money until they can find a way to steal it from you.

When the dollar loses its value, and goods and services cost more, they cost more in the Red States as well as the Blue States.
When Health Insurance costs rise, they rise Red States as well as the Blue States.
When young people volunteer to join the armed services, they fight and die whether they live in the Red States or the Blue States.
And when that happens, President Bush won't be at any of their funerals, Red State or Blue.



Say Good-Bye to Your Money

Say good-bye to Social Security. Like the president said, "when they say they're gonna raise your taxes, do you think they're gonna stop when they say they will?" The Social security trust fund is being raided. First to fund an war that was "the wrong war at the wrong place at the wrong time," but for the right reasons - to give Halliburton more money. Now its being raided because President Bush gave too mush money back to his "real base"... those one percent of folks who make and hoard most of our hard-earned money.
Its "hard work" stealing money from the aged, the soon to retire and the baby-boomers. But "G"(lobal) "W"(arming) Bush and Dick "Lucifer" Cheney are up to the task.
It must have sounded something like this: "Hey, I got an idea. Why don't we tell everyone we're not going to touch Social Security...we'll use that 'lock-box' idea of Al Gore's or something... then we'll steal the money and give it to all our fat-cat, greedy friends!"

They want to "give you back you money" so you can invest it. If you're giving it back, and the investment goes a bit "south", what are your gonna do in your old age? Don't come looking at the federal government, they won't have any social programs to help you out.  Maybe you can stand on the corner looking for a hand-out. You know, like in the good old days.

By the way, here comes the "Flat Tax Monster". The Flat Tax is an idea whose time is coming.

Are all of those rich people going to  buy lots of stuff to make up the difference? Or are the middle class going to get screwed yet again?
 


Stupid Quote of the Day

 

"I don't think you could put a price on any soldier's life,"

-Congressman JD Hayworth (R-AZ) when asked by Don Imus (December 15, 2004) if $12,000 was enough for the life of a soldier who died in Iraq. The government wants soldiers' families to pay an extra $20 every month to for supplemental insurance in case they die. Twenty Dollars? Are you kidding me? These guys are making below the poverty line and we can't even front them the extra 20 bucks?

Maybe YOU can't put a price on a soldier's life, Congressman Hayworth, but, for 20 bucks, President Bush can.

 

This Sucks!
 

-Noah Greenberg


My Trip to the Mall

by Sue Kavcsak

 

Another follow up comment "re: your trip to the mall, and the need for underwear!!!"

I read in the current issue of Newsweek that the GOP is spending a RECORD 30 MILLION DOLLARS  on W's second inaugural gala event.  Given his "mandate" guess they figure he deserves it, and the world needs to see a great show!!!!

So it's SORRY U.S. SOLDIERS!!! Rummy isn't Santa and you won't be getting underwear or much else, for that matter, anytime in the near future.  Keep on sacrificing for your country!   The Bush Administration isn't willing to do so, they've got a four year party to plan.
  

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