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By Travis Laird. This is a progressive blog examining the Republican corruption by Rove, Cheney, Bush, the Iraq War, Halliburton and others. This blog seeks to bring truth and decency back to the White house. Thanks Congressman Murtha and Conyers!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Good Old Fashioned Family Values

So, the Republicans were SOOOO upset about Bill Clinton having sex with a 19 year old intern that they tried to remove him from office. Now the republicans have one of their congressmen having sex with an underage boy and they try to cover it up. It sucks to be a hypocrit. More here:
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A third figure in the page scandal threatening to envelop House Speaker Dennis Hastert suggested Wednesday the speaker knew of an inappropriate e-mail that Rep. Mark Foley sent to a Louisiana boy before the matter became public.
Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-La., the congressman who sponsored the page at the heart of the furor, said Hastert "knew about the e-mails that we knew about," including one in which Foley asked the page to send his picture.
The speaker has said he was not aware of the e-mails when they were discussed with his staff. The No. 2 House Republican, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, and House GOP campaign chairman Rep. Tom Reynolds of New York, said they had spoken with Hastert about a complaint concerning a former page from Louisiana last spring, after Alexander told them about it.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Confiscated Airport items given to homeless. Duh. Stupid as Duct Tape!


Remember back in 2003 when Tom Ridge (Homeland Security Secretary) suggested that Americans buy plastic sheeting and duct tape to protect them from a biological or chemical attack? First of all, it would be totally useless to try to seal yourself off from chemicals or toxins using duct tape. Second, it shows just how clueless this administration is. So, how do they top that? Well, now that you can't bring liquids or gels onto planes because they may be bombs, the Bush administration has decided on the best way to properly dispose of the potentially harmful liquids and gels. They're giving them to homeless people! This is a true story (Credit to www.Americablog.com for the scoop.) These potentially explosive & poisonous shampoos, body gels, deodorants and mascaras are not even being checked to see if they are in fact bombs. So if one of the prohibited items is a bomb, a homeless person or social worker will be the first to know (and die). But they're homeless, so what the hell. By the way, just watched that sahow on FX called 30 days and the guy was living on minimum wage for 30 days and he caught hell. Everybody should watch that episode. It was really enlightening. I'm blogging while listening to the a police scanner via the internet. It's pretty tight. Till next time.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Lieberman in Big Touble! The Bush kiss was too much!


Smooches!!! (This Photo has not been doctored in any way. Bush kisses Lieberman on the cheek.) In recent months I have really grown to dislike Joe Lieberman. His staunch support of Bush on the War in Iraq was the turning point. And let's remember, he was one harshest critics of Clinton when he lied about his affair, but lets Bush lie about a war that gets people killed. Dead. I can't wait until next Tuesday so we can throw the bum out. He says he's going to run as an independent if he fails to win the democratic nomination. If he loses he should accept the fact that the voters have spoken and take his ass home.


"Lamont, a political novice, has support from 54 percent of likely Democratic voters in the Quinnipiac University poll, while Lieberman has support from 41 percent of voters. A similar survey July 20 showed Lamont with a slight advantage for the first time in the campaign."Senator Lieberman's campaign bus seems to be stuck in reverse," poll director Douglas Schwartz said. "Despite visits from former President Bill Clinton and other big-name Democrats, Lieberman has not been able to stem the tide to Lamont."

So, I'm hoping for a Lamont victory so we can add one more "Real" Democrat to the senate.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

New SUV in the future?



Okay, as you've read the Suburban needs a new heart (engine) and I think it's about done. It's a 1993 so it's seen better days. It's going to cost about 2 grand to put in a new one so that'might be the deal breaker right there. I just bought the Honda Prelude and I love that it takes on $30 to fill it up. I want an SUV (to tow the boat) but I don't want anything nearly that big ( $120.00 to fill it up) and I really want to stay away from American vehicles. I know, I know... Buy American, but I've had nothing but trouble with Detroit cars. I'm thinking about getting the vehicle you see here. It's all-wheel drive, stylish, and made by Mercedes. But now that Chrysler is part of Benz I don't know... But I'm sure Benz won't even let Chrysler employees VISIT the plants where they make their cars, so I'm going to trust it. If things go right I might have it by Christmas or February at the latest. Right now it costs about $12-15K for a nice one so I'll see what I can come up with. It's 3:30 am so I need to get to bed so I can (finally) make church in the morning. Later.

SOOOOOO... What's going on in Bushworld? Hows Condolezza (mammy) Rice doing?


That's one EVIL Bitch! Somebody really needs to get laid! Anyway, on to the news!

First, the Republicans have started to take the prospect of Condi Rice running for president in '08 seriously. So what do they do? They turn on her like the snakes they are. NOOOO way can we have a little black pickaninny run for the highest office in the land that is exclusively reserved for white men. Especially if she were to run against Hillary. Those old white men would croak. Here is the latest article from ABC news about Condi's woes within the party.

WASHINGTON Feb 15, 2006 (AP)— The Bush administration will "walk a fine line" in seeking punitive international sanctions against Iran's Islamic government over its disputed nuclear program, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday.
The Bush administration's top diplomat detailed a two-track approach to Iran concerted international pressure to deter Tehran from building a bomb, and a newly robust attempt to seed democratic change inside the country with $75 million for broadcasts and aid to dissidents.
Even so, Rice ran into tough questions from lawmakers of both parties on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee over Iran, Iraq and the Palestinians, underscoring congressional worries about administration policies throughout the Middle East.
"I don't see, Madame Secretary, how things are getting better. I think things are getting worse. I think they're getting worse in Iraq. I think they're getting worse in Iran," said Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb.
"Opportunities missed," said moderate GOP Sen. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, referring to the slow-moving Mideast peace process and the recent Palestinian election triumph of Hamas, the militant group. "Now we have a very, very disastrous situation of a terrorist organization winning elections."

So, condemn Condi for Bush's fuck ups and let Bush go free. Why did we go to Iraq again? There are 100 civilians being killed in Iraq everyday in a civil war we helped start. That's equivilent to one 9/11 tragedy every month. Every 30 days!!! And we wonder why the arabs and Muslims hate us. And Bush's strategy? "Stay the course". The course is fucked up and we need to get the hell out of there ASAP. More later.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

London Blogging!


I'm going to miss my trip to London because the engine in the suburban decided it wanted to die on me. Sorry Jason, I'll holla at you back in NY in a few months.

Clinton Economy Versus Bush Economy


Just heard a speech where Bush said the economy is strong. Where? These people just say something even if the facts don't support what they say, and then they won't take any questions on the lies they just told. Unbelievable. Anyway, check out the graphic for yourself.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Italy Blogging!


Nice Photo of the author in Rome!

How much worse can it get for Bush and Cheney?


Okay, I know this may be beating a dead horse, but fuck it, I hate these crooked, arrogant bastards so here goes. First, Dick Cheney needs to be able to STAY AWAKE (second instance linked) during important meetings (especially when the press is covering it). Bush hits a new low in the polls of 29% which is still remarkably high to people with a brain... I have heard somewhere that about 40% of the country reads at or below an eighth grade level, so I guess it works out. How do you feel about the government tracking every call you make or receive on your telephone? Bush thinks it's just dandy. The White House is still trying to distance itself from Jack Abramoff, and thus released a log of his visits to the white house. Both of them. Gimme a break, he's been there at least a half-dozen times. Can there be anymore scandal this week for the Bush Administration? I mean it is Friday afternoon. I guess not. 4 days of scandal is more than enough for the wee.....uh, oh! What's this? What's coming across the wires on CNN right now? Oh, you've got to be shitting me. We all know that the director of the CIA, Peter Goss, resigned this week without an explanation, but now it looks like his executive director is in big trouble too. Bush appointee Kyle "Dusty" Foggo's house and office were just searched by the FBI. It seems he has been under investigation by the FBI, IRS, Defense Criminal Investigative Service and the CIA's inspector general, said FBI spokeswoman April Langwell in San Diego. Damn Bush, you just keep the good times rolling!

Monday, March 20, 2006

Put your money where your mouth is! Help Bush and Rummy out in Iraq!


I watched with amazement the Sunday talk shows where the republican spinmeisters were in full effect. They were talking about how well Iraq is going and how it's tough but it's really getting better. Bullshit! Here's an excerpt from the NY times.

"Three years after the American-led invasion of Iraq, top Bush administration officials today reiterated their upbeat assessment of the American military effort and political progress in the country, insisting that the violence plaguing Iraq did not amount to civil war.

President Bush said Sunday he was encouraged by the progress toward forming a unity government in Iraq.

An escalation of sectarian killings since the bombing of a Shiite shrine in a city north of Baghdad last month has intensified assertions that the country is in the throes of a civil war. The latest came today from Iraq's former interim prime minister, Ayad Allawi, in an interview with the BBC.
Mr. Allawi said there had been a daily average of 50 to 60 people throughout the country being killed, "if not more" in the wake of the shrine attack in Samarra.
"If this is not civil war, then God knows what civil war is," he said."


With recruitment at an all-time low (or very near it) I think we should give those people who really support Bush and his policies a chance to put their money where their mouth is. I'm going to post a link here for Operation Yellow Elephant. In short, this program goes out and tries to recruit young college Republicans to join the military and fight and die for their country and their president. Since they sincerely believe in what Bush is doing in Iraq, let them help him by sacrificing themselves for a "noble cause". But of course they spoiled, rich, cowardly brats won't hear of it. They say they can do more for the troops by staying home and supporting them here by blogging and speaking out in support of them. The name they have come up with for them is the "101st fighting keyboarders."