Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Fear Factor


It had to happen. President Bush’s bungling of the war in Iraq has been the talk of the summer. On Capitol Hill, some of the more reliable Republicans are writing proposals to force Mr. Bush to change course. A showdown vote is looming in the Senate.

Enter, stage right, the fear of terrorism.

Yesterday, the director of national intelligence released a report with the politically helpful title of “The Terrorist Threat to the U.S. Homeland,” and Fran Townsend, the president’s homeland security adviser, held a news conference to trumpet its findings. The message, as always: Be very afraid. And don’t question the president.


Hey you!! You better be scared as hell cause the terrorists are coming to blow your children up!

Or at least that is what your taxes are paying the politicians to say. Never mind that the US is the world leader in state-sponsored terrorism, never mind that slowly and deliberately your rights and liberties are being removed and replaced with state sponsored dogma. Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

Led down the road to total fascism and guess what? YOU ARE PAYING FOR IT!! with your tax dollars they rob out of your paycheck. Tax dollars spent ensuring the terrorists do not blow up something else, or that is what they want you to think. A nice big fuzzy blankee to keep you safe.

When someone says, hey we are going to do you a big favor and get rid of the bully that has been taking your lunch money the first thing you think is, Oh boy! Only to find out the price to remove the bully is now doubled what the bully was charging you. Surprised? You shouldn't be, 'cause that is happening right now.

You cannot be an infamous worldwide sponsor of terrorism without practicing at home first, surveillance, incarceration of opponents, enabling a police state, all part of the latest and greatest your tax dollars can buy.

You have bought and paid for injustice at twice the price it was 7 years ago.

What a bargain.



DEN said...

Surveillance of what??


Right now the money whores are using their surveillance powers to rake in vast sums of money and ship it to offshore accounts.

Alan said...

Gasoline is 'bout twice as much as before dumbya's selection as well.
The list of things that have gotten worse since those crooks have gotten in is overwhelming. I honestly can't think of a thing that they've made better.

DEN said...

Teardown GITMO!!!


Alan said...

I haven't checked it out yet, but at "Crooks...", there's an article that expounds on the Jane Harmon thing, and the protests in Myanmar have gotten violent... at least 3 monks have been killed and many arrested.

Alan said...

K, Rep. Harman actually found the classified document the bushies used to say the capitol was threatened. Right there on the page was the intelligence community's assessment that the source was not credible. Another 'curveball' moment.

carey said...

Oh, I see Alan explained some things.

The Jane Harmon thing is that Bushco upped the terror threat on Aug 2nd or something like that. Congress was treated to a propaganda show on why wiretapping must continue without FISA limitations.

Then they were urged to leave Washington D.C. because a terrorist attack was imminent. Remember Chertoff saying this summer that his gut told him there might be an attack. All part of the proganda and terror show.

Congress hightailed it out of town and gave the assholes what they wanted. Complete freedom to continue total surveillance.

Guys, I've got alot going on so if I sound stupid or distracted or something, just ignore it. I probably am distracted.

Carey said...

I'm starting the process of moving.

All by myself. That's why I was feeling sorry for myself yesterday. It's so much, and I'm leaving my childhood home.

And all that entails. I refuse to panic cuz I kind of did yesterday and ended up in the bathroom sick. My body is too fragile for all that moving stress I tell you. Good thing I'm fit.

I'll tell you everything I know when I know it. I have a strange situation financially and it's under control of a trust. A very oddly written trust. We constantly have to jump through hoops. You'd think we were rich or something.

I have an open house at Brandon's school tonight. I want to remind everyone, though, about the debate tonight in New Hampshire. I'm taping it.

Alan said...

Good luck with your move Carey. I'd help with my little pick-'em-up truck if I wasn't a couple thousand miles away. Hang in there gurly!

DEN said...


Dear Friend,

Is Rudy Giuliani behind the right-wing power grab initiative that would rig the 2008 election by splitting up California's electoral votes? A lot of roads lead to Rudy.

According to the Sacramento Bee, a shadowy front group called "Take Initiative America" (TIA) -- incorporated earlier this month in Missouri -- recently contributed $175,000 to the right-wing pro-initiative campaign here in California. And who's listed as the registered agent for TIA? Charles A. Hurth III, who recently contributed $2,000 to Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign.

What is Rudy hiding? It's time for him to come clean.

But the connections to Rudy Giuliani don't stop there. Two law partners of Tom Hiltachk -- the Sacramento attorney who authored and filed the power grab initiative here in California -- are also strong supporters of Rudy and contributors to Giuliani's campaign, including a lawyer serving as the Deputy Treasurer for the Republican pro-initiative organization in California.

Yes, these two front groups -- the pro-initiative campaign organization in California as well as TIA, its shadowy funding source in Missouri -- share one common dominator: the lawyers representing both groups are supporters and contributors of Rudy Giuliani. In fact, virtually every operator affiliated with this effort to rig the 2008 election in California has some connection to Rudy Giuliani.

When asked directly about this, Giuliani's campaign spokesperson tried to dodge the question by saying they're prepared to compete in 2008 based on "whatever the people of California decides is best" -- while refusing to answer whether or not the money funneled through TIA had any connections to Rudy. What's more, a spokesman for the right-wing pro-initiative campaign here in California said that Rudy "probably" wasn't involved. Probably? Isn't this something their campaign would know for sure?

Why won't Rudy Giuliani stop hiding and come clean on this? The voters of California deserve to know the truth about who's behind this effort to rig the 2008 election by splitting up California's electoral votes.

This effort to create the shadowy TIA front group in Union, Missouri (population 7,757) to launder money and pass it over to yet another shady front group in Sacramento is as sinister as it is suspicious. In fact, TIA's Charles Hurth hung up on a reporter who called to ask about the source of his group's funding.

But the fact that the Republicans -- who want to change the way California votes in order to virtually guarantee the Republicans win the White House in 2008 -- won't reveal themselves to public tells you all you need to know about what is really going on here.

Rudy Giuliani and the Republicans trying to rig the presidential campaign in 2008 need to come clean about who they are and stop trying to hide their identities from the public.

Thank you for your help!


Brent Blackaby
Californians for Fair Election Reform



DEN said...

Think fascism is just a word I throw around for giggles?

Today the House voted 341-79 to condemn the MoveOn ad.

I rest my case.

The suspected NON-fascists(Nays) are:
Brown, Corrine
Davis (IL)
Frank (MA)
Green, Al
Hastings (FL)
Jackson-Lee (TX)
Johnson (GA)
Jones (OH)
Lewis (GA)
Lofgren, Zoe
Meek (FL)
Miller (NC)
Miller, George
Moore (WI)
Moran (VA)
Neal (MA)
Price (NC)
Ryan (OH)
Sánchez, Linda T.
Scott (VA)
Van Hollen
Wasserman Schultz

A meager few.

David B. Benson said...

Daniel Ellsburg seems to agree, in part, with Gerald:

Daniel speaks out

DEN said...


(b) Sense of Senate.--It is the sense of the Senate--

(1) that the manner in which the United States transitions and structures its military presence in Iraq will have critical long-term consequences for the future of the Persian Gulf and the Middle East, in particular with regard to the capability of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to pose a threat to the security of the region, the prospects for democracy for the people of the region, and the health of the global economy;

(2) that it is a vital national interest of the United States to prevent the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran from turning Shi'a militia extremists in Iraq into a Hezbollah-like force that could serve its interests inside Iraq, including by overwhelming, subverting, or co-opting institutions of the legitimate Government of Iraq;

(3) that it should be the policy of the United States to combat, contain, and roll back the violent activities and destabilizing influence inside Iraq of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, its foreign facilitators such as Lebanese Hezbollah, and its indigenous Iraqi proxies;

(4) to support the prudent and calibrated use of all instruments of United States national power in Iraq, including diplomatic, economic, intelligence, and military instruments, in support of the policy described in paragraph (3) with respect to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and its proxies;

(5) that the United States should designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps as a foreign terrorist organization under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act and place the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps on the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists, as established under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and initiated under Executive Order 13224; and

(6) that the Department of the Treasury should act with all possible expediency to complete the listing of those entities targeted under United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1737 and 1747 adopted unanimously on December 23, 2006 and March 24, 2007, respectively.
Oh yea, she's a smoker alright.

DEN said...

Did I forget to mention, the Senate has no sense.


DEN said...

Big azz moon tonite for those of you obscured by the clouds.

The debate is a wopper!

Gravel tells why he stiffed a credit card company for $95K, "they deserved it"!

HA! Hollywood could not make this stuff up.

DEN said...

Mike is a former member of my "Front Page Elite" deleted along with his candidacy.

Sorry Mike, nothing personal but,


DEN said...

Edwards/Kucinich is a winning combination.

Both have the rare commodity,


DEN said...

To win the 2008 election, you must win the NASCAR/WWE voter.

That is a majority of the voters,

just plain folks.

They don't like them slick politicians none, better behave.

Which candidate could drive a stock car in circles? And survive.

Alan said...

President Bush is the one who hardened the Iranian resolve to get a nuclear weapon with his policy of negotiating with countries like North Korea that have nukes and invading countries that don’t, like Iraq.
Maureen Dowd at the NYTimes