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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Alito Sworn in....

Well, better run out an get an abortion while you still can....
And to all you Right-winged, anti-abortion, women out there...there are lots of kids needing adoption and frozen embryos waiting you uterus and homes today.
And to Tom Coburn (R-OK),(my favorite anti-abortion / abortionist/ Dr. who thinks he is an OB/Gyn/cross-word puzzle loving Senator) perform them while you still can you lying fucking hypocrite.
I am sure I will have many choice four letter words to say after the State of the Union Address tonight.
I'm in a pissy mood....
peace ya'll.

Alberto Gonzales...your pants are on FIRE!!!!

SEN. DURBIN: Fifty-two years ago, a president named Harry Truman decided to test that premise -- Youngstown Sheet and Tube versus the Supreme Court -- or in the Supreme Court -- versus Sawyer in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court said, as you know, "President Truman, you're wrong. You don't have the authority to decide what's constitutional, what laws you like and don't like." I'm troubled that you would think, as our incoming attorney general, that a president can pick or choose the laws that he thinks are unconstitutional and ultimately wait for that test in court to decide whether or not he's going to comply with the law.

MR. GONZALES: Senator, you asked me whether or not it was theoretically possible that the Congress could pass a law that we would view as unconstitutional. My response was -- is that obviously we would take that very, very seriously, look at that very carefully. But I suppose it is theoretically possible that that would happen. Let me just add one final point. We in the executive branch, of course, understand that there are limits upon presidential power; very, very mindful of Justice O'Connor's statement in the Hamdi decision that "a state of war is not a blank check for the president of the United States" with respect the rights of American citizens. I understand that, and I agree with that.

From the HuffPo:
In a letter to the attorney general yesterday, Feingold demanded to know why Gonzales dismissed the senator's question about warrantless eavesdropping as a "hypothetical situation" during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in January 2005. At the hearing, Feingold asked Gonzales where the president's authority ends and whether Gonzales believed the president could, for example, act in contravention of existing criminal laws and spy on U.S. citizens without a warrant.
Gonzales said that it was impossible to answer such a hypothetical question but that it was "not the policy or the agenda of this president" to authorize actions that conflict with existing law. He added that he would hope to alert Congress if the president ever chose to authorize warrantless surveillance, according to a transcript of the hearing.
In fact, the president did secretly authorize the National Security Agency to begin warrantless monitoring of calls and e-mails between the United States and other nations soon after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The program, publicly revealed in media reports last month, was unknown to Feingold and his staff at the time Feingold questioned Gonzales, according to a staff member. Feingold's aides developed the 2005 questions based on privacy advocates' concerns about broad interpretations of executive power.
Gonzales was White House counsel at the time the program began and has since acknowledged his role in affirming the president's authority to launch the surveillance effort. Gonzales is scheduled to testify Monday before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the program's legal rationale.
"It now appears that the Attorney General was not being straight with the Judiciary Committee and he has some explaining to do," Feingold said in a statement yesterday.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Fun with Dick and Jane.....

My friend and I went to see Fun with Dick and Jane last night. It was cute, but the BEST part was right as the movie was over and the credits rolled, it said "Thank You" and listed douches like Ken Lay, Skilling, all the bastards at Worldcom and Tyco. It was the best part of the movie.
If you haven't seen it ....GO SEE IT!

Friday, January 27, 2006

Liberal a bad word....

I went to a church last night that I really like. (Thurs. services) But, while I was being inspired, the Pastor lumped homosexuality, sin, and liberalism together. I didn't like that at all. It completely stopped my train of thought and turned me defensive.
When did wanting fair treatment, health care for those who can't afford it, peace, environmental protections for God's Earth, the stop of human suffering like hunger and poverty, accountability from our lawmakers, protection of our rights (seems like the only Rights the Right care about is the 2nd amendment), and allowing people the freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution, become as hated by the Conservative movement as homosexuality and un-Godliness?
I am not afraid of the Conservative movement. In fact, I welcome some of their closed-minded theories. It is funny in a way how blocked off from reality some of them really are. I am not going to let them stop me from attending services that demean my political choices. I am not going to let them label me a sinner just cause I am a Liberal.
I am a sinner cause that is what I am, and according to the bible, so are didn't mention anything about your politics. I am sure Jesus didn't ask the two theives next to him on the cross how they voted in the last election....

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Bono Unveils 'Red' Philanthropic Program

Kudos Bono....
It is about time SOMEONE does something. The United States has pledged billions to fight the Bird Flu. Bird Flu has killed a handfull of people. But AIDS, something that is really here, really killing millions of people all over the world, we have to get a Irish Rock Star to handle. Our country really has it's priorities all fucked up. I don't use the "F" word often, but it applies.

Plus, Bono has PERFECT stubble...

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The previous post's picture...

I just noticed that the Shrub's tie matches the purple backdrop.
Snaps Prez from the fashion police....
You look terrific!

Monday, January 23, 2006

Stumped by Tiffany....

"Come on ya'll......I have no flipping clue how the hell I even got elected...don't ask me important goverment shit I have no idea about!"

During today's Q&A, Bush met someone in Kansas that was actually paying attention:

Q: My name is Tiffany Cooper. I’m a sophomore here at Kansas State and I was just wanting to get your comments about education. Recently 12.7 billion dollars was cut from education. I was just wondering how is that supposed to help our futures?
Bush: Education budget was cut — say it again. What was cut?
Q: 12.7 billion dollars was cut from education. I’m wanting to know how is that supposed to help our futures?
Bush: At the federal level?
Q: Yes.
Bush: I don’t think we’ve actually — for higher education? Student loans?
Q: Yes, student loans.
Bush: Actually, I think what we did was reform the student loan program. We are not cutting money out of it. In other words, people aren’t going to be cut off the program. We’re just making sure it works better as part of the reconciliation package I think she’s talking about? Yeah — It is a form of the program to make sure it functions better. In other words, we’re not taking people off student loans. We’re saving money in the student loan program because it’s inefficient. So I think the thing to look at is whether or not there will be fewer people getting student loans. I don’t think so.
Secondly, on Pell Grants, we are actually expanding the number of Pell grants through our budget. Great question. The key on education is to make sure that we stay focused on how do we stay competitive into the 21st century, and I plan on doing some talking about math and science and engineering programs so that people who graduate out of college will have the skills necessary to compete in this competitive world. But I think i’m right on this. I will check when I get back to Washington, but thank you for your question.
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Student Loans: On Dec. 21, 2005, the Senate passed $12.7 billion in cuts to education programs — “the largest cut in student college loan programs in history.” Vice President Cheney cast the deciding vote in favor of the cuts. The bill also fixed the interest rate on student loans at 6.8 percent, “even if commercial rates are lower.” Despite Bush’s claims, students will be left off the program.
Pell Grants: Pell Grants have been frozen or cut since 2002; they are now stuck at a maximum of $4,050. In his 2000 election campaign, President Bush promised to increase the maximum Pell Grant amount to $5,100. “From 2004 to 2005, 24,000 students lost their Pell grants, according to a report pre-pared by the Congressional Research Service. This was the first drop in the number of students receiving the grants in several years; the number had been growing steadily since 1999.”

Dear Mr. President,

Dear Mr. President,

Please resign effective IMMEDIATELY.


Terrorist Surveillance Program.

Seriously. Is it really that bad? Um, yes it is.
Today our president renamed his illegal spying operation the "Terrorist Surveillance Program". I distinctly remember hearing Bushie saying he just didn't spend too much time thinking about Bin Laden.
Maybe, and I am going out on a limb, maybe we should have had the Terrorist Surveillance Program in 2001. You guys remember 2001 don't you? That was the year that Cheney's task force on Terrorism met 0 times.
That was the year that Bush spent more days on vacation than any president EVER. That was the year that "Bin Laden Determined to Attack inside the United States" came out in paperback. (OOPS! Bushie isn't a "reader" he was waiting for the movie I think) That was also the year that Cheney's energy task force decided they would implement the "Bend Over and Take It America" program. (Yes, Cheney's ENERGY task force met.)
So, when you think of your goverment spying on Americans WITHOUT a warrant and then justifying it 5 years later...remember...they are just protecting your rights. Holy shit that was hard to even type. My sarcasm button is broken.

I'm Back....

Oh it has been a long time hasn't it kiddies?
I have to get all my thoughts in order and blog like a crazy person later on.
Toodles and peace to all!