Monday, December 31, 2007

Auld Lang Syne - Good Bye, Bush!

And Happy Birthday to John Denver who lives forever on through his music.

386 days left till Inauguration Day! Start packin', Bozo. We are taking our country back!!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Hey, Ms. Pelosi...

It's the day after Christmas, Madame Speaker.

Our troops are still in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Ohhhhhh, I get it - you probably didn't know that, huh?

Obstruction of justice - does that ring a bell? And no, Nancy, I'm not talking about the prez here. I'm talking about YOU!

Bad bad Republicans preventing you from doing your job, eh?

You do know what happens when you look into the abyss, Ms. Pelosi....right?

Friday, December 21, 2007

Dear Santa: My Christmas List


P.S. Please don't think I'm being greedy, Santa but I just want one more thing, ok?


Monday, December 17, 2007

Dan Fogelberg: 1951-2007

Magic Every Moment
written and sung by
Dan Fogelberg 1951-2007

I awoke this morning to a shattering sound And I went downstairs and found these shards of glass strewn all around And there upon the floor I found this poor broken dove And it made me realize how very fragile is this life that we so love.

I came back up to bed and I held you so tight And I prayed up to the Father, oh I prayed with all my might That He'd always keep you with me, that He'd always keep you safe And when I went downstairs I found that dove had somehow up and flown away.

Refrain: There's a magic every moment There's a miracles each day There's a magic every moment Oh won't you let the music play Oh won't you let the music play
On a high and windy island I was gazing out to sea When a long forgotten feeling came and took control of me It was then the clouds burst open and the sun came pouring through When it hit those dancing waters in an instant all eternity I knew
There's so much we take for granted, there's so much we never say We get caught up in the motion of just a living day to day We are fettered to the future, we are prisoners of the past And we never seem to notice 'til our lives have finally slipped right through our grasp

Refrain: There's a magic every moment There's a miracles each day There's a magic every moment Oh won't you let the music play Oh won't you let the music play

You can see forever in a single drop of dew You can see that same forever if you look down deep inside of you There's a spark of the creator in every living thing He respects me when I work but He so loves me when I sing and play

Refrain: There's a magic every moment There's a miracles each day There's a magic every moment Oh won't you let the music play Oh won't you let the music playThere's a magic every moment There's a miracles each day There's a magic every moment Oh won't you let the music play Oh won't you let the music play

Thank you, Dan. Your music lives on.

Monday, December 10, 2007









Pardon me. I am too heartbroken to write any more.



Friday, July 20, 2007

Republicans Who Voted For Continual Troop Slaughter...


Alexander (R-TN)
Allard (R-CO)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Bennett (R-UT)
Bond (R-MO)Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Coleman (R-MN)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Craig (R-ID)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)

Dole (R-NC)
Domenici (R-NM)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hatch (R-UT)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
Lott (R-MS)
Lugar (R-IN)
Martinez (R-FL)

McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Reid (D-NV)
Roberts (R-KS)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Specter (R-PA)
Stevens (R-AK)
Sununu (R-NH)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Warner (R-VA)
Not Voting - 1

Johnson (D-SD) ABSENT

If I need to explain to you why Reid's name is among them, sorry, you'll have to look it up. Beyond that, anyone notice the red initial after their name? Color their hands in the color of blood; "R" is what follows their name.

Glad to see a few Republicans waking up. Sure. Nice. Certainly you don't think the fact that you're up for re-election may have anything to do with your sudden change of heart and taking baby-steps toward ultimately RUNNING from these liars you continually handed your brains to? And I'm not even gonna TOUCH how you dealt with your conscience and in some cases, lack thereof. Don't worry. We see through it.

Keep it going, Sir Conyers. You have consistently been a moral, admirable leader. We are behind you and you have our support.

Senator Reid - can you possibly benefit from some speech coaching perhaps? The lightness of your voice doesn't match the gravity of your words. Pat on the back for ya though, but frankly, it sure took you a long time coming to growing "some," if ya know what I mean. But, I guess better late than never. I'll give you credit for that.

Frankly, though, if Whatever Is or Whatever Isn't out there, I personally think we're screwed. I think the timing's off and though it appears we're making some progress, it may very well be "too much, too little, too late."

And, uh, Whatever or Nothing? I've never hoped I've been more wrong than anything in my life as in this moment.

America? ENOUGH!

America? IMPEACH.

And remember this, my fellow Americans; it's something I feel like typing out tonight rather than post in my usual signature line:

"There is nothing worse than gangrene of the soul."
Mike Malloy - 1/20/2005

It's all up to us now. All up to us.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007


Herewith is that "one good man."

All thanks and credit to


Olbermann: Bush, Cheney Should Resign

Keith Olbermann's impassioned plea to President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney Tuesday evening, during the "special comment" segment of his news show "Countdown," was succinct: "resign."

Happy Birthday, Beloved America

Monday, July 02, 2007





"There is nothing worse than gangrene of the soul."

Sunday, July 01, 2007

One Question

Please bear with me and pardon my curiously, single-minded focus but, please, is there ANYONE? ANYONE? ANYONE out there who can answer me this?

WHY WHY WHY is this "ADMINISTRATION" still in office???

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Senator Dodd...Are you listening???

After having been invited to a live chat with our respected Senator Dodd only to meet w/utter frustration in not being able to log on, I sent him the following "comment" below which followed an initial comment regarding the removal of oh, guess who...Lieberman!!! Not that I thought for one minute that he'd address it, I still believe that CT has one charge and one alone at the moment which is to get that traitor to Life and Country OUT OF OFFICE!!! I may as well go whistle in the wind for what it's worth but I thought I'd share my utter outrage and frustration here...not that YOU need any more in your own lives but sometimes, ya just gotta know you're not alone. Herewith is my rant to Senator Dodd free from any proofreading. Just too angry:

To Senator Dodd,

Listen, I hate to have to revisit something I've already attended to and please do forgive my "attitude" but after all, I've been living in bushworld along w/all of my citizens here and I am just damn fed up. Since I couldn't get on the live chat either, what I need you to know is that I can't POSSIBLY give consideration to new proposals at this moment and it comes from my underlying philosophy that you cannot build a mansion on swampland. THIS ADMINISTRATION IS THE SWAMP...IF YOU DON'T DO SOMETHING NOW TO GET THEM OUT OF OFFICE, NONE OF YOUR PLANS WILL BE WORTH ONE DAMN OF ANYTHING! I hear NOTHING from you about impeachment (and don't DARE tell me it's a waste of time...OUR CONSTITUTION PROVIDES FOR THIS SITUATION we're now in and to dismiss it simply because elections are next year is as much of a high crime to me as was the DEBASEMENT of the Constitution for B.S. reasons during the Clinton era. Your platitudes are lovely - I support your overall ideas but for God sakes, who is the leader who is going to speak the ULTIMATE truth to power and restore the rule of law, end this fing war and return our DEMOCRACY BACK to the people? C'mon, Senator, let's start at the basics, ok? Healthcare, (and this is from an RN), hedge funds, the NAME it...NONE OF IT is going to matter if these criminals continue toward their own version of Armaggedon which quite frankly, I, nor my children are NOT interested in participating in. As a lifelong Dem, I cannot possibly articulate the level of disgust and disdain I have for leaders of BOTH parties so, Senator Dodd, I beg you..can you begin to talk turkey here? I do believe it's within you. I have to lest I begin to stick needles in my own eyes. Are you HEARING me??? Are you listening??? Is anyone??? And needless to say I hope, not one damn dime from me until I see some accountability. You are most welcome to call me or even appear at my door if it pleases you but as of this moment in time, not one of you will receive any support from me. You are a good man - that is not the issue...but it is LONG OVERDUE for ONE good man to come forth and do what is right and holy. I'm done.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Uh, Hello Out There...




That's all I have to say.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Lieberman's Response

If it weren't so pathetically frightening, I'd find humor in the fact that Lieberman's staff can't even properly respond to the selected category the options on his website present. I have to wonder what he's got them tied up doing for him if they can't even provide the right automated reply. As noted, I checked "Terrorism" as the topic, though, come to think of it, it works for Cheney too. With that, here is Warlord Lieberman's response to my whuppin'....

June 12, 2007

Ms. Mary F.
West Haven, CT 06516

Dear Ms. F:

Thank you for contacting me to express your concerns about Vice President Dick Cheney. I appreciate the time you took to share your views with me.

The government of the United States is unique because it structurally decentralizes, divides, disperses, and limits power. Article II, Section 4 of the United States Constitution outlines the provisions regarding impeachment. The framers adopted a narrow view of the English practice of impeachment, and it has only been carried out on a select few occasions in our nation's history. Congress must first confront whether the conduct in question falls within the constitutional parameters of "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors" before contemplating impeachment of a federal official.

Elections have consequences, and that is why we should be extremely reluctant to employ impeachment except for exceptional circumstances. Impeaching Vice President Cheney would undoubtedly not succeed but would distract Congress from achieving progress on important issues such as health care, education, the environment, and global warming.

My official Senate web site is designed to be an on-line office that provides access to constituent services, Connecticut-specific information, and an abundance of information about what I am working on in the Senate on behalf of Connecticut and the nation. I am also pleased to let you know that I have launched an email news update service through my web site. You can sign up for that service by visiting and clicking on the "Subscribe Email News Updates" button at the bottom of the home page. I hope these are informative and useful.

Thank you again for letting me know your views and concerns. Please contact me if you have any additional questions or comments about our work in Congress.

Joseph I. Lieberman



The following was sent to his official address. As stated, I will post for all of you his reply when received.

With all due respect, SENATOR, I chose "Terrorism" as the obvious subject here because YOU, Sir, with you utterly insane comments regarding bombing IRAN, demonstrate the highest form of the same.

WHAT IS IN YOUR HEAD, TELL ME PLEASE??? And just WHOSE children do you think you'll be sending to support such lunacy? Yours? Your grandchildren? Well, let me tell YOU something, SIR, you will NEVER, EVER see MY children work to support your bloodthirsty, war-mongering mentality...but the irony is, it's really nothing we have to seriously trouble ourselves about it, is it now. Because once we launch the first nuclear attack, ALL of us will be history.

I will fight your installation as a senator who represents my Democratic philosophy to my bitter end - however that may be - but I hope that for GOD SAKES you consider ALL the CHILDREN before you spew your lust to kill for YOUR personal agenda and let's face it, I think we know where your true loyalties lie, now don't we, Senator Joseph Lieberman!!!

Expect to see your response to me posted on my blog.


Your friend,


Monday, June 11, 2007

Finally! A win-win for ALL!






Saturday, June 09, 2007

I'm sorry but SOMEONE'S got to say it....

The Sopranos.

In a 24/7 with a bonus "x 3 days now" to be liberal, the "news" has revolved around the fate of Paris Hilton and pre-hype attached to the last episode of a television, not for real, crime family. IF I understand the show content never having viewed it as I simply had no interest in it, it begs the question. If this show can garner such interest from the public, why can't what's happening in REAL life engineered by a REAL crime family get the attention of the so-called mainstream and cable media???

Don't we as a society have the obligation to be told the truth by the authority we grant them by electing them into office? Is this the truth of our lives that we concern ourselves with this and not the other? Again, I implore. What does that SAY about us? Voyeurs of other peoples' make-believe dramas. I really don't understand.

I'm a FIRM believer in the necessity of R/R mentally, physically and spiritually. As a nurse I took a sacred vow to care for the well-being of others in those realms. I look around and discover I can't even find the words to address what I see and try to make sense of what's happening...and then I turn to the news...Paris Hilton. The Sopranos.

Can someone...anyone..explain this to me?

Friday, June 08, 2007

Paris Hilton

THIS is news.

What kind of people are we? I mean really. What kind of people are we?

I shudder to think.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Lyin' Libby Layin' Low...

Those of us who still care about the sanctity of the rule of law can breathe a wee bit easier now that I. Scooter Lewis Libby Liar Extraordinaire has been rendered a sentence of a 2 yr imprisonment accompanied by a $250,000 fine (a mere pittance when you have a legal defense fund of nearly $5 million based on the benevolence and generosity of fellow colleagues who make clear their own contempt for justice with their pocketbooks and letters of support. ) Imagine that...even retired Generals come forth to request mercy and leniency for this very small man - without him, surely their livelihoods might have been in danger had this little man not played the role he did in his attempt to make sure that the war machine was kept well oiled by doing the bidding of Darth Cheney, who was seeking to cover-up his own role in leaking the name of an undercover CIA agent to the phony media, in an act of revenge toward her husband, Joseph Wilson, who confirmed what others already knew by reporting via the New York Times that indeed, the 16 words uttered by the Decider in the 2003 SOTU address were false. And just think, the rest of us only had to read the Downing Street Memo to learn the truth. Well, the THINKING rest of us which according to recent polls, suggest the majority of Americans are in the process of becoming.

Thank you, Sir. Patrick Fitzgerald for your dogged insistence that truth still matters, for removing at least one of the curtains that stand between truth and this dangerous administration, for remaining steadfast and professional while you dwelled in the shady underworld all things Cheney and bush represent and finally, for letting the American people know that corruption, perjury and obstruction of justice remain the grievous crimes our forefathers intended them to be. Watch your back though, Mr. Fitzgerald. No one knows better than you the kinds of folks you're dealing with but still, watch your back. These people will stop at nothing and let's not forget that cloud you spoke of hanging over the head of Grampy Cheney. Let's never forget.

With all credit given to the New York Times, the details of yesterday's ruling are as follows:

Published: June 6, 2007

WASHINGTON, June 5 — I. Lewis Libby Jr., the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney and one of the principal architects of President Bush’s foreign policy, was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months in prison for lying during a C.I.A. leak investigation that became part of a fierce debate over the war in Iraq.

The sentence ordered by Judge Reggie B. Walton of Federal District Court and his refusal so far to delay its enactment means that Mr. Libby may have to report to prison in about two months. That was expected to prompt Mr. Libby’s supporters to accelerate their calls for Mr. Bush to grant him a pardon, although a White House spokeswoman offered a discouraging view of that possibility Tuesday.

Mr. Libby, who was once one of the most powerful men in government and was heavily involved in planning both Iraq wars, stood calmly in the well of the court as Judge Walton said he appreciated his long service to the country, the record of which was put forward by his lawyers as an argument for probation and no prison time.

But, the judge said, “People who occupy these types of positions, where they have the welfare and security of the nation in their hands, have a special obligation to not do anything that might create a problem.”

Judge Walton, who presided over the trial that ended in March with Mr. Libby’s conviction on four felony counts, said the evidence was overwhelming that Mr. Libby had obstructed justice and lied to a grand jury and F.B.I. agents investigating the disclosure of the identity of a Central Intelligence Agency operative, Valerie Wilson.

The sentence was several months longer than the minimum recommended by federal sentencing guidelines, based on what Judge Walton said was his agreement with prosecutors that Mr. Libby’s crimes obscured an investigation into a serious matter and that his lies obliged the government to engage in a long and costly investigation that might have been avoided had he told the truth.

If Mr. Libby goes to prison, he will be the first senior White House official to do so since the days of Watergate, when several of President Richard M. Nixon’s top aides, including H. R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman, served prison terms.

In the second setback to Mr. Libby, Judge Walton refused a request by defense lawyers to delay the sentence until Mr. Libby’s appeals are exhausted. Unless the judge reverses his position, as Mr. Libby’s lawyers will press for in arguments next week, or unless Mr. Bush grants a pardon, the Bureau of Prisons is expected to order Mr. Libby to report to a federal prison in the next 45 to 60 days.

Mr. Bush, who learned of the sentence while traveling in Europe, expressed sympathy for Mr. Libby and his family through a spokeswoman, Dana Perino, who was accompanying the president on Air Force One from the Czech Republic to Germany. But as to the possibility of a pardon, Ms. Perino said only, “The president has not intervened so far in this or any other criminal matter, so he’s going to decline to do so now as well.”

Several Republicans advisers close to the White House, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Tuesday that they were perplexed as to why Mr. Bush seemed reluctant to acquiesce in pardoning Mr. Libby. Mr. Bush has pardoned more than 100 people so far, but none have been prominent.

An intriguing question for many is what role Mr. Cheney will play in pressing Mr. Bush to grant a pardon. In a statement, Mr. Cheney noted that Mr. Libby was appealing the verdict and said that he and his wife, Lynne, “hope that our system will return a final result consistent with what we know of this fine man.”

Judge Walton issued his sentence after intense arguments by both sides over the significance of Mr. Libby’s crimes, and after sifting through scores of letters asking for leniency that were sent to the court by notable figures, including former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, and Paul D. Wolfowitz, who recently resigned as president of the World Bank and who is a former professor and government supervisor of Mr. Libby. Neither Mr. Bush nor Mr. Cheney were among the 150 people who wrote letters of support.

In addition, Mr. Libby, who did not testify in his own defense at the trial, delivered a brief statement, asking Judge Walton to “consider, along with the jury verdict, my whole life.” Mr. Libby, who has continued to maintain his innocence, did not offer any words that would have hinted at an acknowledgment of wrongdoing.

Mr. Libby was not charged with leaking Ms. Wilson’s name, which first appeared in a column by Robert D. Novak on July 14, 2003. Mr. Novak’s sources were later revealed to be Richard L. Armitage, a former deputy secretary of state, and Karl Rove, Mr. Bush’s senior political adviser in the White House, neither of whom was charged with violating the law prohibiting the disclosure of the identities of C.I.A. officers.

But Mr. Libby was indicted on charges of lying about his conversations with reporters about Ms. Wilson. Mr. Libby argued that the three reporters who contradicted his grand jury testimony were incorrect and that, in any event, he was too pressed by other business to remember details about any conversations concerning Ms. Wilson.

A Libby defense lawyer, Theodore V. Wells Jr., asked Judge Walton to sentence Mr. Libby to probation or home confinement. He urged the judge to take account of Mr. Libby’s long record as a public official, saying that was not an appeal for special treatment but for consideration of the way he had lived his life. Mr. Wells said Mr. Libby had already been punished, through “public humiliation,” hate mail, the virtually certain loss of his license to practice law and the desire of some people to make him “the poster child” for all that has gone wrong with the Iraq war.
“He has fallen from public grace,” Mr. Wells said, his voice dropping to a hush. “It is a tragic fall.”
Many of Mr. Libby’s supporters have hoped he would remain free on bail for more than a year during any appeals. In that view, Mr. Bush might find it more palatable to issue a pardon down the road, perhaps just before leaving office.

A spokeswoman for a legal defense fund on behalf of Mr. Libby would not comment Tuesday. But several of the fund’s organizers have urged that Mr. Libby be pardoned if necessary to avoid a prison sentence, including Fred D. Thompson, (keep your eyes on THIS scary monster) the actor and former senator from Tennessee who has made it clear that he is likely to seek the Republican nomination for president.(p>
In court on Tuesday, the chief prosecutor, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, urged Judge Walton to issue a stiff sentence that would “send a message that the truth matters.” Mr. Fitzgerald said Mr. Libby’s misstatements had made it difficult for law enforcement officers to figure out the truth “in a hall of mirrors.”

In addition to the prison sentence, Judge Walton fined Mr. Libby $250,000. There is no parole in the federal system, but an inmate may be eligible for a reduction of up to 54 days a year for good behavior.

Judge Walton, who is generally regarded as a firm, by-the-book jurist, rejected the request to delay enacting the sentence. The judge said there was no issue that Mr. Libby’s lawyers could appeal that seemed to present a reasonable chance of succeeding. But he relented somewhat and said they could file briefs next week detailing their arguments that there were two reasonable grounds for appeal: that Mr. Fitzgerald’s appointment as a special counsel was improper and that Judge Walton had erred in prohibiting the defense team from presenting experts on the fallibility of human memory.

The only other figure from the Bush White House to have been convicted of a serious crime is David Safavian, a lower-ranking official who has been sentenced to 18 months in connection with the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. Mr. Safavian’s sentence has been stayed pending his appeal.

Jim Rutenberg contributed reporting.

The tangled web has had a few threads removed but, the cloud still remains.

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Monday, June 04, 2007

War on Health Foods..vitamin supplements and herbs...

And just when you thought you might have found an alternative to traditional medicine, now presenting:

Codex Attack on Health Freedom,


Share this information freely!

An international cartel is working with a special EU/WTO subsidiary, called "Codex," and plans to do the following in our country:

(1) Limit the number of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients which you can purchase.
(2) Of the few which will be permitted; the dosages will be so low as to render them useless.
(3) You will only be able to buy them through a physician’s prescription.
(4) You will only purchase them in a drugstore.
(5) Only synthetic vitamins will be available.
(6) Only approved drug companies will make them.
(7) You will pay very high prices for each tablet.
(8) It will become a crime to use any nutrients — even the permitted ones — in the treatment of any infirmity or disease.
No one, including physicians, will be able to use them to "prevent, treat, or cure any condition or disease."

An immense German, U.S., and British drug cartel is behind this.

In addition, Codex is also working with some other groups:

(1) The chemical industry will require that all animals be treated with antibiotics and hormones.
(2) The largest seed company in the world intends that only genetically modified crops be planted by farmers.
(3) The nuclear industry plans that all food plants and livestock be irradiated— which is catastrophically detrimental to their nutritional value.
(4) Truly "organic" foods will end.



As this is being written, our Congress and FDA in Washington are stealthily working against DSHEA—the Dietary Supplement Health Education Act that protects our right to choose supplements and alternative health modalities, through the passage of new bills that work to dismantle the protections we were promised when DSHEA was enacted. FDA and Congress are also working (FDA quite openly, Congress more covertly) toward the end of harmonizing our health laws with Codex Alimentarius.


Thursday, May 24, 2007

Thank you, Senator Dodd.

Senator Dodd Votes Against Iraq Supplemental, Rejects President's War Plan

“I wish that I could look at Iraq and say, with a clear voice and a clean conscience: ‘I share our President’s confidence.’ But the truth tells me otherwise.”

May 24, 2007

Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) today sent a strong message of disapproval to the President and conveyed the views of millions of Americans by speaking out against the Iraq War Supplemental legislation currently under consideration by the Senate. In explaining his decision to vote against the bill, Senator Dodd cited the lack of strong timetables for troop withdrawal, no definitive guidance to transition U.S. forces away from combat operations, an ambiguous mission and strategy, and a lack of accountability for both the President and the Iraqi government.

Senator Dodd had been a strong proponent the Feingold-Reid-Dodd proposal which contained timetables for troop withdrawal and mandated a responsible transition in mission, all backed by Congress’s constitutional power of the purse. By a vote of 67 to 29 on May 16, the Senate decided not to debate this amendment.

“I cannot, in good conscience, support the half-measure that has taken the place of Feingold-Reid-Dodd,” said Dodd. “Instead of establishing realistic timetables, this supplemental does one thing only: It delays for four months, until funding runs out again, the decision we all know is coming: ultimately, combat troops will be redeployed from Iraq. This bill allows four more months of reckless endangerment of our troops and our national security.”

Senator Dodd’s prepared remarks are below:

Mr. President, I rise today to announce that I am voting against the Iraq War supplemental.

I wish I didn’t have to.

I wish that I looked at Iraq and saw a stable, united government, a society free of terrorists and insurgents, and liberal democracy around the corner, if only we spent another billion dollars, or a hundred lives, or another year of waiting. I wish that our surge had, at long last, brought quiet to the tortured city of Baghdad. I wish that our President’s policies were working.

I wish that I could look at Iraq and say, with a clear voice and a clean conscience: “I share our President’s confidence.”

I wish; and even as I wish, the truth tells me otherwise. It tells me that 3,415 men and women in uniform have already sacrificed everything in Iraq, with no end in sight. It tells me that our military is being hollowed out by the Iraq experience, that two thirds of our Army in the United States and 88 percent of our National Guard are forced to report, “Not ready for duty, sir.” It tells me that the American people demand an end to this war, and that the Iraqi people—for whose sake we toppled a dictator and established elections, precisely so we could hear their voice—demand the same.

I look at this bill and I don’t see the truth in it. It exists in a world in which the President’s plans are all meeting their mark. It gives us a status-quo strategy that has failed and failed again. It writes the President a blank check.

I had hoped that this supplemental would have passed with strong timetables for withdrawal, a unambiguous line in the sand. A responsible supplemental would have established definitive guidance for the President to transition the mission of our forces away from combat operations. It would have defined that mission clearly as counter-terrorism, training of Iraqi forces, and American force protection. It would have required a diplomatic and economic strategy in Iraq. And it would have held both the President and the Iraqi government accountable. The Feingold-Reid-Dodd bill contained just such timetables, and mandated a responsible transition in mission, all backed by Congress’s constitutional power of the purse.

But I cannot, in good conscience, support the half-measure that has taken its place. Instead of establishing realistic timetables, this supplemental does one thing only: It delays for four months, until funding runs out again, the decision we all know is coming: ultimately, combat troops will be redeployed from Iraq. This bill allows four more months of reckless endangerment of our troops and our national security.

A Senator shouldn’t talk like that, some will say. I’ll be told I’m declaring surrender right here on the Senate floor. Those are the words that will come from the other side of the aisle, Mr. President, big, grand words—surrender, triumph, defeat, victory—words that will blur and swirl together until they lose all mooring in reality. The President’s supporters want to paint us a picture of a world in which we line up on a field of battle, the terrorists on one side and America on the other, and fight pitched warfare until one side waves the white flag.

But Iraq does not exist in that world. General Petraeus tells us that there will be no military solution; so does the Iraq Study Group. Senator Hagel, a war hero and member of the Foreign Relations Committee, tells us that “there will be no victory or defeat in Iraq….Iraq belongs to the 25 million Iraqis who live there….Iraq is not a prize to be won or lost.”

So I am not conceding defeat in Iraq—because there is no defeat to be conceded. There is only the hope that Sunni, Shia, and Kurd will reconcile in government, call off their militias and death squads, and turn against the foreign terrorists who have helped to spark this civl war. Our combat presence in Iraq cannot make that hope real. We can, and must, continue to assist the Iraqis in trying to reach these goals—but we cannot do it with military might alone. In the end, the challenges in Iraq can only be addressed through political means.

We are told, again and again, that we are failing to “support the troops”—support that is subject to only the vaguest of measurements: “messages” and “signals” and “resolve.”

We answer with fact. We answer with young lives lost and dollars squandered. We answer with the wisdom of James Baker and Lee Hamilton. We ask how any conceivable definition of “support” would leave our troops stranded in a civil war of strangers, with no mission or end in sight. And we say, unequivocally, that the only way to support our troops is to bring them home—now.

In fact, from the very outset of this war, it has been the President’s defense policies that have hollowed out our Armed Forces and further threatened our national security. To reverse this negligence, Democrats have taken concrete action for our troops, again and again.

In 2003, I offered an amendment to the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill to add $322 million for critical protective gear identified by the Army, which the Bush Administration had failed to include in its budget. But it was blocked by the Administration and its allies.

In 2004 and 2005, I authored legislation, signed into law, to reimburse troops for equipment they had to purchase on their own, because the Rumsfeld Pentagon failed to provide them with the body armor and other gear they needed to stay alive.

And last year, working with Senators Inouye, Reed, and Stevens, I offered an amendment to help address a $17 billion budget shortfall to replace and repair thousands of war-battered tanks, aircraft, and vehicles. This provision was approved unanimously and enacted in law.

That, Mr. President, is support—support that can be measured, support that carries a cost beyond words.

And it is support that will continue, even if this supplemental fails, as it should. The Defense Department has ample funds to maintain our combat troops in Iraq until they can be withdrawn responsibly. The failure of this bill will not turn funds off like a spigot—the military simply does not work like that. Instead, our troops are supported by the more than $150 billion in the Pentagon’s regular Operations and Maintenance Account—and in the meantime, we might negotiate with the President for a responsible drawdown of combat troops. Any implication that we are stranding our soldiers in the desert—without fuel or bullets or rations—is totally specious.

And it follows that the President’s Memorial Day deadline is totally arbitrary. The lives of our troops are more important than the President’s vacation schedule! Why should he set timelines for Democrats but not for Iraqis?

Instead, let us vote down this bill and then join President Bush at the table, with the dignity befitting an equal branch of government, and the authority vested in us by the American people and our Constitution. Let us bring this disastrous war to a responsible end. And after four years of failed policy, let our voice be loud and unmistakeable: “This far, and no further.”

Monday, May 07, 2007

CT Democratic Youths On the Ball!

You go, Youngun's! Great job! Caught right in their filthy, dirty tracks!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

No Gas Day May 15th!

I offer you the following notice for your consideration; it's been announced in several major places but was then de-bunked by Snopes as not being true. In consideration of the fact that Snopes is not always known for its accuracy, it appears that many of the most legitimate activist groups are still supporting this. (which doesn't tend to influence me anyway as I'm capable of making my own decisions and forming my own opinions just as you are!). I simply want to put the info out here for you to be aware of this undertaking and my attitude is that if it's NOT legit, then it OUGHT to be legit and we, friends, can MAKE it legit. That's my soapbox for the moment.

Impeach, impeach, impeach. It's the only solution, politics be damned! This is OUR country last time I checked!

NO GAS...On May 15th 2007 Body: Don't pump gas on may 15th Body: April 1997, there was a "gas out" conducted nationwide in protest of gas prices. Gasoline prices dropped 30 cents a gallon overnight. On May 15th 2007, all internet users are to not go to a gas station in protest of high gas prices. Gas is now over $3.00 a gallon in most places. There are 73,000,000+ American members currently on the internet network, and the average car takes about 30 to 50 dollars to fill up. If all users did not go to the pump on the 15th, it would take$2,292,000,000.00 (that's almost 3 BILLION) out of the oil companys pockets for just one day, so please do not go to the gas station on May 15th and lets try to put a dent in the Middle Eastern oil industry for at least one day. If you agree (which I cant see why you wouldnt) resend this to all your contact list. With it saying, ''Don't pump gas on May 15th."

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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

"Over there, over there...."

Anyone want to place a bet with me that tonight's "address" the un-president is planning to give following his VETO to cut off the funding for Iraq will include several re-iterations of "we have to fight them there to keep the "turrists" from coming here?"

If Seung-Hui Cho were alive to cast a vote, I wonder what he'd say. But, since that can't happen, the only thing I feel obligated to state is, "Mr. Squatter - perhaps you may not have noticed as you've been a little busy engaged in cover-ups lately, I'd like to inform you that the "turrists," are already here. Always have been. Furthermore, Mr. Appointed One, they'll ALWAYS be here. But, hey, thanks for making sure with your war lust, you've created a whole lot MORE of them....over "there."

Mr. Resident?...You disgust me.

Btw, Sir. Happy Mission Accomplished Day.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

In Memoriam with Hearts Joined

Do not weep for me for I have not gone.
I am the wind that shakes the mighty Oak.
I am the gentle rain that falls upon your face.
I am the spring flower that pushes through the dark earth.
I am the chuckling laughter of the mountain stream.

Do not weep for me for I have not gone.
I am the memory that dwells in the heart of those that knew me.
I am the shadow that dances on the edge of your vision.
I am the wild goose that flies south at Autumn's call and I shall return at Summer rising.
I am the stag on the wild hills way.
I am just around the corner.
Therefore, the wise weep not.
But rejoice at the transformation of my Being.

Author Unknown -

Not to be confused with Mary Frye's original

For all affected by the unspeakable tragedy at Virginia Tech -
April 17, 2007

Friday, April 13, 2007

Imus In the Mourning, Noon and Night

Shock jocks, building blocks, living life in lies,
Judge and jury one and all, scoffing Freedom Fries.
Who among us holds the honor to cast the first of stones
While deep inside the seeds of hate run secretly, deep within our bones?

Oh, not me you say, proclaiming your righteous moral codes,
Have you looked inside a mirror lately? Do you see a prince or toad?
Dialogue be damned, money paves the way,
Corporate greed disguised as outrage, the order of the day.

Spare me your platitudes, your ill-placed reasoned lies,
Show me your actions, your charities, wanna bet I'd be surprised?

Whitened sepulchres await us all;
Our choice, of course, so it is said.
Though nonetheless, Hypocrisy's the way
That Spirit claims Her dead.

If nothing else, I've learned one thing;
In truth it must be said,
Crucifixion's not enough
To satisfy and pacify the thrill that violence brings.

The rabid throngs stand armed and ready to pound the lusted nail;
Be careful where you place yourself or is your soul for sale?

Since creation through destruction that we're hell-bent to achieve,
We are who we are, nothing less could I believe,
History has shown us our nature
And for that I deeply grieve.

From rocks and stones, to arrow and bow,
Our toys have arisen by that which we sow.
But by far our most dangerous weapon in our arsenal of woes,
Is the mouths from which the hate-filled speech doth carelessly flow.

I will not, could not ever speak for you,
I'd like to think redemption awaits whether "hoe," or "spic" or "jew."

Cast your stone upon the ground, don't worry, there'll be another day
But once and for all can we not truly ask ourselves
If Love can be the way?

"Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be."
Kurt Vonnegut

It is the ONLY right and Holy thing to do.

MIKE MALLOY - 1/20/05

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Monday, March 12, 2007

Heckuva "Nice Guy" Gonzales to Go?

"You're a nice guy and I really like you."

Uh, Senator Biden, remember that? Remember when you heralded that pronouncement (and more than once I might add) in confirmation hearings necessitated by the resignation of John Ashcroft, former religiously insane, Attorney General (aka recording artist appointed by your equally religiously insane, comrade Texan-in-chief)??? Well, well, Senator, it's not like we didn't tell you so now, is it? Looks like the eagle isn't soaring too high now, eh? You could have spared us 2-1/2 yrs of signing statements, "legal" voyeurism and the hijacking of the Constitution had you not been so quick to confirm this caballero from hell-o.

Yeah, you're a perfect candidate for President, aren't you, Senator, huh? "Macaca." "Nice guy." What's the damn difference anymore?

While you're busy calling for Gonzalito's resignation, perhaps you'll consider you own?

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Saturday, February 10, 2007


I don't know about you but I'm absolutely spittin' MAD here.

Here we - no, let me restate...Here HE is, getting ready to execute Chapter Two of the Anhiliation of the Axis of Evil - aka Dubya Does Armageddon and what is the media focusing on?

Well, for those of you paying any attention at all, which by the way is an extreme threat to your OWN mental health, the media has its panties all in a wad over a pathetic astronaut who's clearly lost it and caught up in a terrible soap opera of love gone wrong - Wow. This story has everything and I mean EVERYTHING!!! Watch those media magpies chatter!

From MY point of view as a mental health professional? Welcome to life in the psych ward. END OF STORY - except NOT. It's not everyday one of NASA's finest has an effing breakdown. Isn't it comforting to know how seriously HIPPA is really taken? So much for privacy, huh? I know that if it were me, I'd just LOVE having my issues on display like this. I wish her well; I hope Ms. Nowak she gets the proper care she desperately needs. So, can we MoveOn???? (Thanks, Eli!)

But that's not the only reason I'm off the wall in my own kingdom of madness. Anna Nicole Smith - what a shame, huh? Beauty, boobs and babies. Drugs, destruction and death. Dead. 39. Dead is dead. Dead as a doornail. Dead as, and listen up here, DEAD AS YOU AND I are going to be if the Mad Cowboy has his way. Only, in THIS soap opera, we're not going to NEED any toxicology reports...URANIUM lasts FOREVER!!!

Oh, and one more thing - while all this has been playing out before our greedy for gossipy eyes and ears, does the name I. Lewis Libby ring a bell? You know, Richard Cheney's bitch? How about Patrick Fitzgerald who just may be the last, desperate chance we have to uphold the rule of law and the very foundation of our justice system? Oh, the books that beg to be written - by far greater minds than mine - but here's one that's already been..."Anatomy of Deceit" by Marcy Wheeler of "Firedoglake" - *see link in right hand column.

Please pardon my rant - even I know when I'm over the top. Which is why I've asked a dear friend, mentor and MASTER of knowledge, insight, information and politics extraordinaire if I might use the words he brings us to enlighten those of you who continue to slumber, waiting for the next person to come along and allow you to be alive just enough to even CARE about what this disgusting media wants you to believe is "news." I've known Loren for gosh, what, nearly seven years now and when I tell you that his words are to be given the most intense weight imaginable, I mean exactly that. So please, follow along with me as I re-read for at least the third time, the words of one who KNOWS. Thank you, Loren, for being able to speak for me.

"Target Iran: US able to strike in the spring. Despite denials, Pentagon plans for possible attack on nuclear sites are well advanced." Remember, Just Yesterday, It Was Confirmed Cheney/Bush/Rice Turned Down Iranian Offers for Comprehensive Talks, Including the Potential Recognition of Israel.

Iran Arrests Key Al-Qaeda Suspects, But Busheviks Will Have Their War No Matter What. It's Kind of Like the Busheviks are Rapists. Nothing Will Stop Them. Neither Obeying the Law, Ethics, Morality, Common Sense, Decency, or Behaving Other Than as Criminals.

I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!

by Loren Adams * Fayetteville AR * USA
February 10, 2007
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Don't fail to click on the above LINKS and read the whole stories of how Bush is leading the world to Apocalypse -- one of the pet projects of his base cult -- overtaken by religious delusion. If he has his way, there won't be anyone left to say, "I told you so." There will be no consolation in premonition, because the world will be too busy digging out from under chaos unparalleled since 1939-1945. Are we going to let Bush have his way? Or are we going to stand up and shout, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore"?

The wheels are already in motion to launch a preemptive nuclear strike on Iran. Bush has authorized "Operation Divine Strake" in Nevada in preparation by claiming the military is testing non-nuclear conventional warheads with equivalent nuke impact. This too is a guise to legitimize the use of mini-nukes, which the administration calls "bunker-busters."

Make no mistake, his "surge" proposal is simply a tactic to set the stage for invading neighboring Iran. Anyone looking at a map can see. Bush and his followers must create a pretext by lying (again), demonizing their target, and finally initiating a military response to their self-made fabrications even before seeking congressional approval. Asking for approval is only a facade, not an impediment. Because Bush orders the military to act before submitting for request; there can be no denial when the wheels are already in motion and our troops would thus be at risk. He shoots first, asks later. That's what dictators do.

One spring morning, maybe as soon as April, we're going to wake up to the news the US. or Israel or a combination of both have ordered an airstrike against Iranian nuclear and military facilities. Later that day, Bush will give a national speech (similar to March 19, 2003) in which he will claim the U.S. had no choice but intervention to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons and that it was the last resort since Iran refused to negotiate in good faith. (All absolute lies)

The usual suspects (right-wing fanatics and Armageddonists) will rally around Bush and the flag while the rest of the nation rails against him. Makes no difference; damage already done.

What will be done then to stop the insanity? Wouldn't it have been better to stop him before rather than later? Who is perpetuating this madness?

Iran, with its 72 million people, is not Iraq. In addition, world powers (including Russia and China) will not stand idly by watching one of the world's major energy suppliers be demolished in front of their eyes. Europe will bitch, but she has no teeth except the power of the Euro (which most nations will convert to, dumping the Dollar in the wake of Bush's utter international failures). However, Russia and China do have certain other capabilities.

The same idiots who led us into Iraq on deliberately falsified intelligence is now leading us into Iran (4 times bigger and 10 times stronger).

Either we get in contact with our representatives and senators and tell them in the strongest terms to stop this madness or we'll pay the price later. It's our choice. What have you done for your country lately?

By Loren Adams • Fayetteville AR USA • February 10, 2007
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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Friday, January 26, 2007

The Jig is up, Mr. Cheney...You've drunk enough blood!!!


Things are looking pretty bad when you make Wolf Blitzer look pretty good!




"May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
The rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you In the palm of His hand." - Traditional Irish Blessing


The Unknown

As we know,
There are known knowns.
There are things we know we know.
We also know
There are known unknowns.
That is to say
We know there are some things
We do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns,
The ones we don't know
We don't know.

Donald Rumsfeld

—Feb. 12, 2002, Department of Defense news briefing source

It is the ONLY right and Holy thing to do.

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
Amendment IV to the Lost Constitution of the former United States of America

MIKE MALLOY - 1/20/05

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The above solely represents the opinions of the author who is happily watching Plamegate, the "phoenix arise."

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Lou Doub's Offering to Us All

Required Reading

I believe there are two historical documents that should provide a frame of reference for every American. The Declaration of Independence and our Constitution are too often ignored or poorly understood by our elected officials from City Hall to the White House. We're providing these two documents on our Web site for your convenience, and I hope you will join me by reading them often and regularly.

All the best,
Lou Dobbs

• Read the Declaration of Independence

• Read the Constitution


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Thank you, my friend.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007


In an aside, I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family of our 38th President of the United States, Gerald R. Ford in their time of great sorrow and grief.

Mr. President, thank you for your service to our country and may you rest in peace.