Bumper sticker of the week: Minimum wage for politicians. Its our duty.
Quote of the week: "The succession of crimes that brought Nixon down are now legal under the Patriot Act. CIA operatives acting against an American citizen? No problem. Sneak and peek entry? No problem. Coordination of the FBI and CIA? No problem. Wiretaps? No problem. We have become less free." Daniel Ellsberg
Police State, U.S.A.: The Patriot Act has been a good opportunity for the Bush administration to squelch dissent in America. Looking at some of the demonstrations in Miami (Free Trade meeting), Georgia (School of the Americas protest at Ft. Benning) and Washington, you get the sense that our police are better equipped than our soldiers in Iraq. Theyre decked out like thugs you might have expected to see in Nazi Germany. Or Texas. This all comes from the $87 billion dollar military allocation earmarked for Iraq. A sizable portion was diverted, not to fight al Qaeda or Iraqi citizens, but us. To muzzle our right to free speech and beat down our right to peaceful assembly. The tactics of these goon squads are brutal, harsh, and frought with illegalities. The Constitution and Bill of Rights guarantees us, and in places demands, that we dissent if at any time we feel our government is wrong and no longer representing the common good. So we will, regardless of Ashcroft, The Patriot Act, George W. Bush, or any other purveyor of fascism, continue to demonstrate our dissatisfaction with a government that is out of control and no longer representative of our will. In 1966, Sen. William Fulbright stated, "In a democracy dissent is an act of faith." Amen.
I approve this message: George W. Bush
I have at least one drinking and driving arrest. I sealed my records in Texas. Being governor does have some advantages.
My military experience is minimal. Thanks, Dad.
I ran for the U.S. Congress and lost.
My daddy and Ken Lay bought me the Texas governorship.
I have never held a job without my daddys help. Hes very protective. And thanks for the Texas Rangers. That was a sweet deal.
I bankrupted the state of Texas.
I set a record for the most executions as a governor. Ever.
I was the first President to ever lose an election by 500,000 votes and still be elected. Thanks, Supremes.
I was the first President to have a criminal record.
I shattered the U.S. deficit record.
I set a new all-time high for home foreclosures in a 12month period.
I presided over the biggest energy crisis in U.S. history, in secret.
I appointed the richest cabinet in U.S. history. The poorest millionaire is Condoleeza Rice.
I created the largest bureaucracy in U.S. history, the Ministry of Homeland Security.
I withdrew the U.S. from the Kyoto Treaty.
I have had the fewest number of press conferences of any President. Ever.
I refused to abide by the Geneva Convention concerning "prisoners of war."
I have taken more vacations than any previous President. Ever. This is a hard job.
I was the first President to order an unprovoked, preemptive attack on a sovereign nation.
I am the first President to be seen by 71 percent of Europeans as a threat to world peace and security.
I am the first President to openly defy the United Nations.
I support the use of nuclear weapons.
I support the testing of "small" nuclear weapons.
I like to operate in secret.
I have set the record for the most people protesting against me and my policies.
I have lied repeatedly about WMD in Iraq, the relationship between bin Laden and Saddam Hussein, my knowledge of events prior to 9/11, and my relationship with the Saudi royal family and the bin Laden family.
More jobs have been lost to foreign competition during my administration than at any other time in our history.
So go ahead and vote for me. I will help you, you have my word on that. And God bless you.
Vote on November 2. You never know, your vote may be counted.