Saturday, October 29, 2005

Patrick Fitzgerald: A Face of Truth

Listening to Patrick J. Fitzgerald yesterday, laying out the terms of indictment against I. Lewis Libby, VP Chief of Staff and Liar Extraordinaire, I couldn't help but feel a mixture of emotions as I considered the enormity of the charges he was painstakingly revealing to the traitorous press as well as to "we, the people."

Any of you familiar with the rubber robotic talking puppetman, Scott McClellan, WH press secretary whose daily mantra appears to be "I'm not going to talk about an on-going investigation," must have been refreshed as I to see the honorable Mr. Fitzgerald speak without stumbling, clear eyed and clear headedly answering the questions posed to him by the mercenaries who sat before him, already planning how they would spin out whatever answers Mr. Fitzgerald was at liberty to disclose. No one in their right mind (no pun intended) could possibly consider that partisanship was his driving force and anyone who did won't be reading this entry anyway. There was no partisanship at all.

For 5 years, we have sat on our couches and watched the death throes of truth in an already dying media while concurrently watching the birth of blatant progaganda spreading over our airwaves. Up until recently as reflected by the polls, it would have seemed that the majority of Americans didn't even know what they were witnessing, and sadly, probably didn't even care. What has been passing for news to the average, dumbed and numbed down American is swallowed hook, line and sinker to the extent that several years ago, I began to wonder whether or not newsprint paper would be placed on the "Endangered Species" list. But to watch this Special Prosecuter speak to us with nary a stolen glance at his notes as he made unwavering, consistent eye contact with his audience demanded that I compare his presence to the freak show we've been treated to day after day after day by this administration, its cronies and its lapdog press.

Patrick Fitzgerald was telling the truth. You knew it. I knew it. It didn't matter what side of the aisle you were on. We all knew it. But the side of the aisle you're on would most likely ultimately be the place from which you responded to what you were seeing and hearing as evidenced already by the so-called cable "news" channels. Yet, still, as he represented the face of truth and whatever remains of our justice system, he offered us the caveat several times that the fundamental premise of what that system is based upon is "innocent until proven guilty." Remember those words, Mr. Starr?

The oceanic dichotomy between Kenneth Starr, a man whom I'd often wondered if he was in a position to stand up from behind his table without the presence of an embarrassing protrusion on exhibition below his waist, is staggering. Never more was the difference between perversion and patriotism more on display than in drawing a comparision between these two representatives of justice.

Regardless of what lies ahead for the cabal of criminals whose support is crumbling daily, and regardless of how many of these same criminals are caught, yesterday we saw something we have not, as a nation, seen in over five years when our country was newly stolen as we slept. We got to listen to one man say..."we had to act. We had to" all because knowing the "whole truth and nothing but the truth" is what led him.

And now it's our turn, those of us who still care about the truth and justice and honor, integrity and peace. Will yours be the letter that convinces your congressperson to call for a congressional investigation? Will your call contain the words that finally snaps your representative and senator to attention and understand that this time, we mean it?

Our country has been taken over. And if you didn't grasp that yesterday, you never will.

Thank you, Mr. Fitzgerald, for reminding me that America is still worth fighting for but only, ONLY, if we are willing to fight together.

Friday, October 14, 2005

"For the Children and the Flowers are My Sisters and My Brothers" - John Denver

This is disgusting. Just when you think they can't sink any lower, the quicksand manages to pull them in deeper...I never imagined I would live to see the day that 1984 became a reality and that Big Brother would be named George and thus, it has taken me a while to find my voice since my last post. Our government is breaking down in front of our eyes and still so many are blind to it. Some days I feel so heartbroken worrying about the world all innocent children will face after we are done defacing this beautiful earth and gift of life that God, whoever She, He or It may be, gave us. Something has to give in either direction very soon. Such dangerous times.

Who is Neal Boortz? But, better still...

"Who are you?" - Pete Townshend

Boortz: Faced with an impending national disaster, "we should save the rich people first"
On the October 14 broadcast of his daily radio show, right-wing radio host Neal Boortz stated that if the country is faced with an impending national disaster, it should make it a higher priority to save rich Americans rather than poor Americans.
An October 13 New York Daily News article spurred Boortz's comments. The front-page story, headlined "Rich Got Terror Tip," reported that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has launched an investigation into whether its officials alerted certain New Yorkers of a terror threat to the city's subway days before the rest of the city learned of the possible plot. According to the article, the probe was launched after the discovery of two emails describing the bombing plot that "had been sent early last week to a select crowd of business and arts executives by New Yorkers who claimed to have close connections to Homeland Security."
After summarizing the story, Boortz responded, "This is as it should be." He went on to imagine a scenario in which the country is forced to "set some priorities" regarding who will be notified of an impending disaster. "We should save the rich people first," Boortz declared. "You know, they're the ones that are responsible for this prosperity." Boortz described the poorest Americans as "a drag on society" and stated that they "don't achieve squat. They sit around all the time waiting for somebody else to take care of them. They have children they can't afford. They're uneducated. They can barely read."
From the October 13 broadcast of Cox Radio Syndication's The Neal Boortz Show:
BOORTZ: OK, I've got an insensitive thought, folks. There's a news story out there -- there's a news story out there that rich people got some sort of an email notification of the terrorist threat against the New York subway before poor people did. OK? They're making a big deal out of it. Let me see if I can find it on the Drudge Report here. Let's see. There's a guy strangling a goose. That's a pretty good -- that's a pretty impressive picture. It's something about bird flu. So he's got this goose and he's just wringing its neck. You can -- oh, who tipped off the big shots? OK, now here's the story. And it says, "The Homeland Security Department launched internal probes yesterday into whether its officials tipped off friends and relatives to a possible subway terror plot days before average New Yorkers were alerted." So the real gripe here is that it seems that some wealthy people got notified of the terror plot before the great unwashed, before the others. Now, the Daily News in New York has a headline: "Rich got terror tip." Rich got terror tip. OK, let's get logical about this, folks. Let's play logic with this. This is as it should be. OK? If we are faced with disaster in this country -- let me ask you this, OK? You just be logical. Get all of the emotion out of this. Get all of the emotion out of this. But if we are faced with a disaster in this country, which group do we want to save? The rich or the poor? Now, if you have time, save as many people as you can. But if you have to set some priorities, where do you go? The rich or the poor? OK? Who is a drag on society? The rich or the poor? Who provide the jobs out there? The rich or the poor? Who fuels -- you know, which group fuels our economy? Drives industry? The rich or the poor? Now if you -- all of a sudden, somebody walks up to you and says, "Hey, Boortz listener. You're gonna have a -- you have to make a choice. You're going to -- we're gonna move you to another country. And you're just gonna have to make your way in this other country. We have a choice of two countries for you. In this country, people achieve a lot and they are wealthy because of their hard work. In this country, people don't achieve squat. They sit around all the time waiting for somebody else to take care of them. They have children they can't afford. They're uneducated. They can barely read. And the high point of their day is Entertainment Tonight on TV. Which country do you want to live in? The country of the high achievers, or the country of sheep, the country of followers?" You know what you're gonna do. I don't see what the big problem is. I just don't. I mean, if you -- who do I want to save first? The rich. Save the poor first. Then, when everything's over, where are you gonna go for a job? OK, hey, if I get a tin cup, can I sit next to you and sell pencils too?
I'm serious about that, folks. You see, that's the kind of thing that's going to end up in news stories: "Neal Boortz said that in times of disaster we should save the rich people first." Well, hell, yes, we should save the rich people first. You know, they're the ones that are responsible for this prosperity. I mean, you go out there and you look at this vast sea of evacuees, OK? You want to get an economy going in some city? Well, who you gonna take back? The people who own businesses? Or the people that sit around waiting to get their minimum wage job, work 'til Friday, get a paycheck and then not show up again until the following Wednesday? Come on. Just put a little logical thought into this, folks.
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