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Nick Juliano: The Washington Post explores Gonzales' "decades of dishonesty", and explores his long relationship as Bush's human shield.

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Robert K (437)
Monday July 30, 2007, 11:17 am
Cloaked in the Mask of God, the illustrious redeemer of good, leads his DECEIVED flock
in the opposite direction. (Kinda reminds me of the anti-christ), or in Revelations 20:8-9,
in the KJV, 8. And shall go out to DECEIVE the Nations which are in the 4 quarters of the
earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the
sands of the sea. 9. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the
camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of
heaven, and devoured them.

While cloaked in the Mask of God, wearing his religion on his sleeve,
committing every murderous, tortureous, hypocritical, deceitful act known
to man - can only be pure EVIL INCARNATE - or the anti-christ. Just the
single article noted here is reason enough to show, much less the enumerable
other absent of any conscience or heart whatsoever.

Robert K (437)
Monday July 30, 2007, 11:19 am
My last post was distorted and removed very quickly. Let's see how fast this one goes!!!

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Monday July 30, 2007, 11:49 am
Gonzales, like Cheney and Bush, according to the U.S. Constitution, CAN BE IMPEACHED! {Art.I, sec.2, cl.5; sec.3, cl.6,7; Art.II, sec.4}.
As can Supreme Court Justices - ! - bet you didn't know that! - such as those Supreme Court Justices responsible for bringing these clowns to power! The U.S. Constitution says, "ALL civil Officers", it makes no special exceptions! IMPEACH THE LOT OF 'EM!!!
Drunk driving; VIOLENT DOMESTIC ABUSE WHERE THE POLICE WERE CALLED; animal cruelty, blowing up frogs with firecrackers for amusement on his family ranch as a kid {animal abusers grow up to be people abusers, this is a PERFECT instance of that!}; THESE WERE ALL KNOWN BEFORE BUSH'S "SELECTION". The article about inserting lit firecrackers into frogs' rear ends was specifically in the New York Times before the first selection. Nobody paid any mind.

The Republicans are NOT a political party in the traditional sense; they are NOTHING BUT A MAFIA-LIKE KLEPTOCRACY; an organization set up specifically to STEAL from the public, and protect itself while doing so BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. EVERY REPUBLICAN IS EITHER AN INDICTABLE CRIMINAL, AT THE TOP; or a DUPE of these CRIMINALS, at the bottom.

Robert K (437)
Monday July 30, 2007, 11:55 am
Sidney Blumenthal
July 26, 2007

President Bush's political strategy at home is an implicit if unintended
admission of the failure of his military strategy in Iraq and toward
terrorism generally. Betrayal is his theme, delivered in his speeches,
embroidered by his officials and trumpeted by the brass band of
neoconservative publicists. The foundation for his stab-in-the-back theory
was laid in the beginning.

"Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists," Bush said in his
joint address to Congress nine days after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. And
in the weeks that followed he repeated variations of his formula, reducing
it to "for or against us in the war on terrorism." At the Charleston, S.C.,
Air Force Base on Tuesday, Bush resumed his repudiated habit of conflating
threats, suggesting a connection between 9/11 and the Iraq war, and
intensified his blaming of domestic critics for the shortcomings of his
policy. His story line depends upon omitting his own part in the calamity.
"The facts are," insisted Bush to his captive audience, "that al-Qaida
terrorists killed Americans on 9/11, they're fighting us in Iraq and across
the world, and they are plotting to kill Americans here at home again."

But how did it happen that al-Qaida in Iraq, sworn enemy of Saddam Hussein
and his secularism, operating in isolation prior to 9/11, though almost
certainly with the connivance and protection of Kurdish leader and current
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, has come to thrive under the U.S.
occupation? And since AQI represents perhaps 1 percent or less of the
insurgent strength, how can it be depicted as the main foe, capable of
seizing state power? The other Sunni insurgent groups increasingly view it
as an impediment to their own ambitions and have marked it for elimination.
Rather than address these problematic complexities, Bush points the finger
of blame at U.S. senators who dare to question his policy. "Those who
justify withdrawing our troops from Iraq by denying the threat of al-Qaida
in Iraq and its ties to Osama bin Laden ignore the clear consequences of
such a retreat."

Bush's accusation of betrayal anticipates the September report of Gen. David
Petraeus on the progress of the "surge" in Iraq. The absence of victory
inspires a search for an enemy within. Bush's stab-in-the-back theory is the
latest corollary to the old policy that military force will create political
success. Bush is a vulgar Maoist: "Political power comes from the barrel of
a gun," said Chairman Mao. But the surge is simply an endlessly repetitive
reaction to the failure of the purely military. Somehow, in the political
vacuum, additional U.S. troops are supposed to quell the civil war, compel
the sects and factions to lie down like lambs, and destroy AQI. U.S.
ambassador Ryan Crocker last week begged that the Iraqi government not be
held accountable for meeting political benchmarks, none of which have been
realized; and at the same time he requested exit visas for his Iraqi staff,
who obviously have no confidence in the Bush policy and do not wish to leave
via the embassy roof. Crocker's actions speak louder than his words -- and
louder than Bush's.

Bush, however, clings to the rhetoric of conventional warfare, of "victory"
and "retreat." The collapsed Iraqi state, proliferation of sectarian warfare
and murderous strife even among Shiite militias bewilder him; clear-cut
dichotomies are more comforting, producing deeper confusion. The friend of
his enemy is his friend; the enemy of his enemy is not his friend.
Meanwhile, Bush seeks to displace responsibility for the potentially dire
consequences of his policy on others.

Neoconservative publicists spread the calumnies that critics of Bush's
policy are against the troops and that these critics will be responsible for
genocide if they and not Bush are followed. William Kristol, editor of the
Weekly Standard -- whose July 15 article in the Washington Post, "Why Bush
Will Be a Winner," Bush has recommended to his White House staff -- has
published a new piece in the latest issue of his magazine, "They Don't
Really Support the Troops." "Having turned against a war that some of them
supported, the left is now turning against the troops they claim still to
support," he writes. His combination of nuance and crudity is ideologically
deft. By pointing out that "some of them supported" the war at the start,
his intention is not to draw distinctions but to lump all critics together
as now undifferentiated and discreditable -- "the left." Then he ascribed a
common motive: fear that Bush will succeed and a hatred of the soldiers.
"They sense that history is progressing away from them -- that these
soldiers, fighting courageously in a just cause, could still win the war,
that they are proud of their service, and that they will be future leaders
of this country." But this is not enough for Kristol. "The left slanders
them. We support them. More than that, we admire them." Slander?

Jonah Goldberg, a columnist for the Los Angeles Times, writes in an article
Tuesday that "liberals" are the ones responsible for a coming "genocide" in
Iraq. "But if genocide unfolds in Iraq after American troops depart, it
would be hard to argue that we weren't at least partly to blame. Yes, the
mass murder would have more immediate authors than the United States of
America, but we would undeniably be responsible, at least in part, for
giving a green light to genocide." Having initially adopted a vague "we," he
quickly dispenses with this rhetorical strategy, blaming "liberals" and one
person in particular for "mass murder." Barack Obama "offers precisely that
green light," he writes.

On July 16, the Associated Press reported on a letter from Undersecretary of
Defense for Policy Eric Edelman to Sen. Hillary Clinton, condemning her for
deigning to request in her capacity as a member of the Armed Services
Committee information on Pentagon contingency plans for withdrawal.
"Premature and public discussion of the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq
reinforces enemy propaganda that the United States will abandon its allies
in Iraq, much as we are perceived to have done in Vietnam, Lebanon and
Somalia," Edelman replied. Even asking about such plans aids and abets the
enemy, tantamount to treason. Edelman added the suggestion of a massacre if
we "abandon" the "allies," and said its responsibility would fall on those
who raised questions.

In response to a letter from Sen. Clinton, asking if Edelman's statement
"accurately characterizes your views as Secretary of Defense," Robert Gates
in effect repudiated it. "I have long been a staunch advocate of
congressional oversight, first at the CIA and now at the Defense
Department," he wrote on July 20. "I have said on several occasions in
recent months that I believe that congressional debate on Iraq has been
constructive and appropriate. I had not seen Senator Clinton's reply to
Ambassador Edelman's letter until today."

In addition to the accusations of betrayal involving aiding "enemy
propaganda," stabbing our troops in the back just as they are about to
succeed, and acting as the architects of genocide, neoconservatives also
argue that if only their initial advice had been followed in installing
their favorite exile, Ahmed Chalabi, as leader of Iraq, none of the
subsequent problems would have occurred. Thus it would all have been a
"cakewalk" as projected, if not for the occupation, for which they were not
responsible. The only error the neoconservatives admit is not being vigilant
against compromise and insisting on the seamless political correctness of
their plan, such as it was.

Past Member (2031)
Monday July 30, 2007, 12:01 pm
I personally believe that George W. Bush continues to drink and those around him protect him.

Robert K (437)
Monday July 30, 2007, 12:09 pm
Hermann Goering:

Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country

Dave Kane (308)
Monday July 30, 2007, 12:12 pm
It would not surprise me at all if he's still in the bottle Kristi -- but he can get any kind of medication that exists. I'd like to have a list of his prescribed meds. That would be interesting.

And if Congress had any, errrrrrr, backbone BMutiny, they would find out they have quite a bit of power, but if they don't exercise it, it doesn't make a bit of difference. Of course they could impeach just about anyone if they really wanted to.

Enough lies and secrets and cover-ups and manipulating the media -- It's way past time to take the trash out ! ! !

Give your representatives an Earful every day -- they deserve it, they Need it!

Let them know what's on your mind! Tell them what pisses you off! And then tell them why you won't vote for them if they refuse to take action!

Ask them to support HR 333 -- the Kucinich resolution to impeach Imperial Overlord Dick Cheney. And then AG Alberto Gonzales . . . and, of course, the burnt bush itself

So many felons, so little time . . .

Call or write, then Enjoy the day : )

Contact Speaker Pelosi:
Office of the Speaker
H-232, US Capitol
Washington, DC 20515
Telephone: 202.225.0100 (Ask to leave a message for Speaker Pelosi : ))

Contact Rep. Steny Hoyer, House Majority Leader
Rep. Steny Hoyer
House Majority Leader
H-107 Capitol Building,
Washington, D.C. 20515
Telephone: 202.225.3130

Contact Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid:
(Website mainly for his Nevada constituents, but you could send him a message)
Phone & Fax for Reid's Washington office: 202-224-3542/Fax: 202-224-7327

Find and Write Your Representative (phone numbers too):

Sign this petition to impeach the twig, AG Alberto Gonzales

Short video -- sadly true, but funny too : )

and don't forget -- paying scooter pie libby's fine = $250,000.00
Getting away with leaking classified intelligence, character assassination, and lying to congress == Priceless!

Robert K (437)
Monday July 30, 2007, 12:21 pm
Thanks Dave and Kristi --- As Eisenhower said, my idea of good vs feeding the hungry as below -

Dwight Eisenhower:
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies
in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who
are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone.
It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes
of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds
of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.

April 16, 1953

And as he so eloquently stated....this is the picture above depicts.


Fred Hoekstra (6772)
Monday July 30, 2007, 12:25 pm
Strange, I suppose that no one read the news a few months ago, about an Investigative Reporter who wanted to do a story on George W. Bush's DUI report. We all know the particulars, because this story has been circulating for the past few years.....After doing a search of both Police Records, as well as DMV Information, this reporter discovered that yes indeed a George W. Bush was arrested a few times for DUI's and had a Police Record.....However, can you imagine how suprised he was to discover that it was ANOTHER George W, Bush??? Not only did the individual have another sddress, but his photograph was NOT the same as the George W. Bush who is the President of the United States.....A simple search of News Reports will bring up this article.....This is yet another story like the incredible Faked Document that CBS tried to present as being fact, that has been soundly proven to be a hoax.....

Beverly L (72)
Monday July 30, 2007, 12:29 pm
Hey Robert, love the pic! That's how Bush will go down in history, and Gonzales right along with him. When will it ever end?

LadyLou B (133)
Monday July 30, 2007, 12:35 pm
Noted ~ staggering what they get away with, huh? The only thing unbelievable is how they maintain the deceit of the American people, and the corruption that is leading to the destuction of our country. I wonder how much the guy on the street actually knows ~ is he really kept so ignorant of the facts? Or, does he actually know what is going on, and is already too afraid to say something? I, personally, don't know what will ultimately happen, but I do know that if we do not get rid of these radical neo-fascists pretty darned soon, we will have no hope of saving our country. Thanks Robert.

Robert K (437)
Monday July 30, 2007, 12:47 pm
Hackers Break Into California Voting Machines in State-Sanctioned Test

A new study of California's electronic voting machines has raised new questions about the security of the system. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, a state-sanctioned team of computer hackers were able to break through the security of virtually every model of California's voting machines and change results or take control of some of the systems' electronic functions. California Secretary of State Debra Bowen said the researchers were "able to bypass physical and software security in every machine they tested." The test included voting equipment made by Diebold and Sequoia.

Of course I don't have to tell any of you including Fred who Diebold contributes heavily to. On the bu$hCons it is not only about his drug abuse, but on practically every issue of being for the 'Least of Them', or 'Thou shall not kill', or 'Do unto others as you would have them do unto you', and of 'faith, hope, and charity the greatest of these is charity'.

Sammantha L (126)
Monday July 30, 2007, 1:03 pm
I just heard that report as well...that hackers were able to get into every voting machine they tried. And, it is obvious that Bush is deeply indebted to Gonzales. And as far as drinking goes, GWB doesn't have enough strength of character to stop. Why should he???? For his entire life, Daddy or someone slse has covered up for him. I'm so disgusted, there aren't any words to adequately describe how I feel.

Robert K (437)
Monday July 30, 2007, 1:16 pm

This story (Hackers Break into California Voting Machines in State-Sanctioned Test) appeared on the front page of the July 27, 2007 edition. Here's the final sentence of the lengthy article:

"The vendors appeared to have designed systems that were not high assurance (of security)," said [UC Davis computer science professor Matt] Bishop, a recognized expert on computer security. "The security seems like it was added on.''

Paper ballots are still the most reliable method of ensuring fair elections, especially since they can be re-counted in close elections.

(Do you suppose bu$hCon stole the last two elections, and that in actuality he is no different than any other dictator including Suddam Hussein). After all over a million innocent peope have died and millions displaced over this purveyor of pure EVIL.

Charles C (160)
Monday July 30, 2007, 1:19 pm
Absolute Power and feels above all laws......hope he is in for a rude awakening!!
Great pic is right Beverly.......He will surely go down in history as the worst President ever!!!
TY for the post Robert.

Robert K (437)
Monday July 30, 2007, 1:37 pm
And here Charles, as all know by now. is another example of this evil Reich being above all laws....


PAUL JOSEPH WATSON, PRISON PLANET - Astounding new details surrounding
the death of Pat Tillman clearly indicate that top brass decided to
execute the former pro football star in cold blood to prevent him from
returning home and becoming an anti-war icon. . . Shocking new facts
emerged about the case but were bizarrely underplayed by the Associated
Press under nondescript headlines like 'New Details on Tillman's Death'
- a complete disservice to the horrific implications that the new
evidence carries.

"Army medical examiners were suspicious about the close proximity of the
three bullet holes in Pat Tillman's forehead and tried without success
to get authorities to investigate whether the former NFL player's death
amounted to a crime, according to documents obtained by The Associated
Press. "The medical evidence did not match up with the scenario as
described," a doctor who examined Tillman's body after he was killed on
the battlefield in Afghanistan in 2004 told investigators.


Pamela R (159)
Monday July 30, 2007, 1:49 pm
I have never been impressed with our president, but.... the more I learn, the less I can accept him as the
"leader" of our wonderful country.

Edwin Purcell (178)
Monday July 30, 2007, 1:54 pm
You know, the boys must have missed a couple doses of their prozac because they have all looked noticably flustered lately. Maybe they are starting to actually realize that they aren't always going to be in power?

Robert K (437)
Monday July 30, 2007, 2:20 pm
Sun Yung Moon crowned the new Messiah!

New Messiah crowned
in US Senate Building
The gadflyer, June 09 2004 reports of a strange uncomfortable ceremony that took place in our nation's capitol in March of this year. Sun Yung Moon was coronated as the Messiah!! Joy to all!!

If you think about this, Washington has a new Messiah!

And that just shows how disgusting and perverse things are.
He owns the hard-right Washington times (as well documented in David Brock's book [i]Blinded By the Right[/i]), he slathers money all over the right wing, GEORGE BUSH (SR) does speeches for him, and the blog above is about his little galavants around Washington.

But try this:
Go to and search for 'sung myung moon'. They only cover stories about him outside the US, same goes for NYT.
*Except* when he does one of his mass weddings, he's on total media blackout.

But wait, how does Moon get new followers in the US if he's only working outside the US? Well, for one, if you read this article by an ex-moonie, you'll know that "HE AND BUSH" share the goal of abstinence education for children and in the article they're using Moonie films in US schools.

Do you think Sun Myung Moon qualifies as a faith-based group?

google 'sun myung moon washington times' for news about Moon acting in the US, because there's plenty there. Infiltrating churches, spreading his network far and wide.

But wait, there's more!

Remember this story from the Earth-based New Yorker? That's right, a moonie shill is a frequent source for all that crap that Rush, O'Reilly and those other idiots spew. Moon is re-educating the Christians.

Should someone tell congress that we don't do coronations?

That it's actually unconstitutional?

Should someone tell the Christian coalition about their new messiah? (AND NOW THEY ARE WANTING TO TEACH IT IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS)

It's time for Moongate!

Now, this March, Moon was telling guests at the Dirksen Senate Office Building that Hitler and Stalin, having cleaned up their acts, had, in a rare public statement from beyond the grave, called him "none other than humanity's Savior, Messiah, Returning Lord and True Parent."

But not long after it appeared on the Post's web site, the paper erased the quote. Columnist Richard Leiby told me via e-mail that it shouldn't have gone out in the first place. The paper replaced it with breaking news about "Celebrity Jeopardy!" with Tim Russert.

The Return of the King

So no one covered this American coronation, except Moon's own Times, which skipped the Messiah part. It wasn't in other newspapers, which only wink at the influence of Moon's "FAR RIGHT MOVEMENT" in Washington, when they cover it at all.

In fact, the only place you could read about the new king, unless you bookmarked Moon's Korean-language website, was in the blog world. There, dozens of the most CSPAN2-hardened cynics reacted to the screenshots with a resounding "WTF," the sound of dismay and confusion at a scene that news coverage hadn't prepared them for. The images might as well have come from Star Trek's Mirror Universe.

Now Moon is wearing robes that Louis XIV would have appreciated. All of this has quickly been spliced into a promo reel by Moon's movement, which implies to its followers that the U.S. Congress itself has crowned the Washington Times owner.

But Section 9 of the Constitution forbids giving out titles of nobility, setting a certain tone that might have made the Congressional hosts shy about celebrating the coronation on their websites. They included conservatives, the traditional fans of Moon's newspaper: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Rep. Curt Weldon (R-PA.), Rep. Chris Cannon (R-Utah), Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) and Republican strategy god Charlie Black, whose PR firm represents Ahmed Chalabi’s Iraqi National Congress.

Rep. Curt Weldon's office tenaciously denied that the Congressman was there, before being provided by The Gadflyer with a photo depicting Weldon at the event, found on Moon's website. "Apparently he was there, but we really had nothing to do with it," press secretary Angela Sowa finally conceded. "I don't think it's quite accurate that the Washington Times said that we hosted the event. We may have been a Congressional co-host, but we have nothing to do with the agenda, the organization, the scheduling, and our role would be limited explicitly to the attendance of the Congressman."

A new world order

The last time someone declared himself Emperor of the United States, it was the Gold Rush's Joshua Norton, a sort of failed dot-commer of the 1850s. But he was broke, whereas a random sampling of Moon's properties might include a healthy chunk of the U.S. fishing industry, the graphic tablet company Wacom, and swaths of real estate on an epic scale. The money-losing Times is paid for by the $1 billion he's sunk into it, along with untold funding for 'CONSERVATIVE POLICY FOUNDATIIONS" like the American Family Coalition.

George Soros has recently gotten lots of coverage as a supposedly eccentric billionaire influencing U.S. politics. But Soros is no Moon. In Moon's speeches, a "peace kingdom" is envisioned, in which homosexuals – whom he calls "dung-eating dogs" – would be a thing of the past. He said in January: "Gays will be eliminated, the three Israels will unite. If not, then they will be burned. We do not know what kind of world God will bring, but this is what happens. It will be greater than the communist purge but at God's orders."

And ignoring every mainline Christian denomination's rejection of the idea of Jewish collective guilt, Moon's latest world tour calls on rabbis to repent for betraying Christ, the Jerusalem Post reported last week. Speaking in Arlington, VA in 2003, Moon said Hitler killed six million Jews as a penalty for this rejection. And he's frank about calling for democracy and the U.S. Constitution to be replaced by religious government that he calls "Godism," calling the church-state separation the work of Satan. "The church and the state must become one as Cain and Abel," he said in the same sermon.

Towards this end, Moon's "Ambassadors for Peace" have been promoting his goal of a "Religious United Nations" organized around God, not countries. In the June 19, 2003 Congressional Record, Rep. Davis joins Rep. Weldon in thanking Moon and the Ambassadors for "promoting the vision of world peace." He praises their plan to "support the leaders of the United Nations" through interfaith dialogue. Much of the dialogue has consisted of getting Moon's retinue of rabbis, ministers and Muslim clerics to hug each other, and be photographed handing out awards to politicians. The Ambassadors have addressed the United Nations and the British House of Lords. They have also honored at least one neo-Nazi, William Baker, former chair of the Holocaust-denying Populist Party.

And far from the free lunches that Emperor Norton received in San Francisco, Moon's groups have taken home grant money from the "BUSH ADMINISTRATION", which has given his anti-sex missionaries $475,000 in Abstinence-Only dollars to bring Moon's crusade against "free sex" to both black New Jersey high-schoolers and native Africans. The Centers for Disease Control briefly announced that another Moon foundation was the only group qualified to receive another, no-bid grant for HIV education in Africa. Only after a competitor raised objections did the CDC cancel the grant program entirely. Meanwhile, one of Moon's top political movers, David Caprara, has been appointed by 'GEORGE W. BUSH" to head AmeriCorps VISTA; and another former church VIP, Josette Shiner, was given a senior trade position.

Friends in high places

In the early stages of the Reagan Revolution that embraced the Washington Times and Moon's anti-Communist movement, it was embarrassing to be caught at a Moon event. Until 'GEORGE H. BUSH' appeared with Moon in 1996, thanking him for a newspaper that "brings sanity to Washington," famous guests often spoke at front groups that concealed ties to the Unification Church. Bill Cosby was horrified to discover he'd agreed to speak at one. The reputation of future "Left Behind" author Tim LaHaye suffered after his wife accidentally gave Mother Jones a recording of him dictating a fond letter to Moon's lieutenant Bo Hi Pak, plotting to replace Vice-President Bush with Jerry Falwell on the 1988 ticket. To many Christians, Moon was offensive, preaching that Jesus failed and that he would clean up the mess.

But now that he's forged unbreakable ties with 'CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS" , Moon has moved on to African-American ministers, and, through them, allies in the Democratic Party. This has been below the radar of the press, but not for lack of outlandishness. Moon celebrated Easter Sunday, 2003 by launching a coast to coast series of "tear down the cross/Who is Rev. Moon?" events, targeting pastors in poor neighborhoods. From the Bronx to L.A., Moon's people were convincing pastors to pull the crosses off their walls and replace them with his Family Federation flag. An old hymn was invoked: "I'll trade the old cross for a crown."

To Congressmen attending earlier stops in this roadshow, all this mysticism may have seemed too murky and exotic to understand. But the storyline is simple enough, if you take a step back.

Moon's newest followers were invited to tear down the traditional symbol of Christianity, told they could swap it for a crown. But unlike the crown in the hymn, it wasn't for them. It was the one that Congressmen gave, March 23 at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, to a wealthy right-wing newspaper owner, one described by Time magazine in 1976 as "megalomaniacal," not much of an exaggeration for someone who claims to be the Second Coming. Unless of course he actually is.

The next day, according to a speech posted to a Moon mailing list and Usenet by a Unification church webmaster, Damian Anderson, Moon said he was leaving the country. "True Father spent 34 years here in America to guide this country in the right way," he told followers. "Yesterday was the turning point." But you can't buy Moon's high opinion of your country so easily (he's called the U.S. "Satan's harvest").

America, he said, was on the road to its doom.

Why? "Homo marriage."


Past Member (0)
Monday July 30, 2007, 2:56 pm
Diebold voting machines:
Company is owned by brother of George, Jeb Bush
Security company for the WTC and for various airports: Company is owned by brother of George, Marvin Bush
200,000 acres of nature sactuary with "live-in" prvileges down in Nazi friendly Paraguay, with non extradition treaties already in place:
Getaway land is owned by both George Senior and George Junior.
Haliburton headquarters already relocated to DUBAI, the new Switzerland. at least finacially speaking:
Gee, when did 2 + 2 stop equaling 4?
And what exactly is care2 about? What is with the new "flag as inappropriate" label, Boots??
If this note by a Canadian becomes flagged as inappropriate, than it is truly rather late for your people to do anything to get this train wreck in process back on track.
Revolt against taxation without representation... or relocate to whatever country is not about to be merged with yours, which incidentally cancels the Canada and Mexico options. NOTE AUGUST 19TH:
Bush comes to the former soverign nation of Canada to seal the deal to merge Canada, the US, and Mexico, on this very August the 19th.
We Canadians are already being warned there will be military punishment if we object to the fact that this has all been done without any governmental process.

Jennie B (14)
Monday July 30, 2007, 3:05 pm
Bush is the worst president and he should be impeached. I spoke with a friend from Denver today who used to be an activisit, but something seems to have happened to her activism. When I started talking about politics she just said she wasn't thinking about it anymore because there didn't seem to be anything she could do. I see a lot of this-people who are good, intelligent people who seem to just think doing anything about Bush is impossible and therefore they make it possible for him to continue his own wacky behavior. It's as if they just don't want to believe things are as bad as they this what happened in Germany? I can't help but wonder. Noted.

Mary P (177)
Monday July 30, 2007, 4:33 pm
Thank you Robert... great aptly depicted .. I can add little else.... as all has been spoken so often..
They all need to be removed NOW!!!

Dusty K (1339)
Monday July 30, 2007, 4:38 pm
Love the pic Boots! We all know that they all need to I call everyday and email as well. Actually got some papers in the mail the other day, requiring my signature for impreachment. Sent them off post haste! Thanks for posting.....

Robert K (437)
Monday July 30, 2007, 4:41 pm
Under the bu$hCon artificier and his delusionary desiples such as those below Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Rep. Curt Weldon (R-PA), Chris Cannon (R-Utah), Rep Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md) and Republican strategist Charlie Black -- Sun Yung Moon was coronated as 'The New Messiah', then why would it not be plausable that the evil incarnate bu$hCon is the Anti-Christ?

For Section 9 of the Constitution forbids giving out titles of nobility, nonetheless setting a certain tone that might have made the Congressional hosts shy about celebrating the coronation on their websites. They included conservatives, the traditional fans of Moon's newspaper: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Rep. Curt Weldon (R-PA.), Rep. Chris Cannon (R-Utah), Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) and Republican strategy god Charlie Black, whose PR firm represents Ahmed Chalabi’s Iraqi National Congress.

If the coronation of Sun Yung Moon in the Congress of the United States crowns him as "The New Messiah' then bu$hCon and Pat Robertson no longer need their direct line to God. They can get all their divination from Moon.

Robert K (437)
Monday July 30, 2007, 5:05 pm
The evil artificier or the anti-christ -- conveys kill them all and then BigOil/Exxon/Mobile/Bu$hCon can take the Iraqi peoples oil and make billions -- and all concealed behind the Mask of God....and is this not pure EVIL?

Iraq: One In Seven Joins Human Tide Spilling Into Neighbouring Countries

Patrick Cockburn in Sulaymaniyah

Two thousand Iraqis are fleeing their homes every day. It is the greatest mass exodus of people ever in the Middle East and dwarfs anything seen in Europe since the Second World War. Four million people, one in seven Iraqis, have run away, because if they do not they will be killed.


Robert K (437)
Monday July 30, 2007, 5:10 pm
And while the true teaching of religion is 'doing for the least of them', 'thou shall not kill', 'feeding the hungry', 'giving drink to the thirsty', and 'clothing the cold'.

Half of Iraq "In Absolute Poverty"

Source: Al Jazeera and agencies

Up to eight million Iraqis require immediate emergency aid, with nearly half of the population living in "absolute poverty", according to a report by Oxfam and a coalition of Iraqi groups.


Cris c (178)
Monday July 30, 2007, 6:39 pm

Robert K (437)
Monday July 30, 2007, 7:25 pm
After four years of war, American Marines and soldiers have become socialized to atrocity. The American killing project is not described in these terms to a distant public. The politicians still speak in the abstract terms of glory, honor, and heroism, in the necessity of improving the world, in lofty phrases of political and spiritual renewal.

Those who kill large numbers of people always claim it as a virtue. The campaign to rid the world of terror is expressed with this rhetoric, as if once all terrorists are destroyed evil itself will vanish.

The reality behind the myth, however, is very different. The reality and the ideal clash when soldiers and Marines return home, alienating these combat veterans from the world around them, a world that still dines out on the myth of war and the virtues of the nation. But slowly returning veterans are giving us a new narrative of the war --

one that exposes the
vast enterprise of industrial slaughter unleashed in Iraq for a lie and sustained because of wounded national pride and willful ignorance. "This unit sets up this traffic control point and this 18 year old kid is on top of an armored Humvee with a .50 caliber machine gun," remembered Geoffrey Millard who served in Tikrit with the 42nd Infantry Division. "And this car speeds at him pretty quick and he makes a split second decision that that's a suicide bomber, and he presses the butterfly trigger and puts 200 rounds in less than a minute into this vehicle. It killed the mother, a father and two kids. The boy was aged four and the daughter was aged three."

"And they briefed this to the general," Millard said, "and they briefed it gruesome. I mean, they had pictures. They briefed it to him. And this colonel turns around to this full division staff and says, 'if these fucking Hadjis learned to drive, this shit wouldn't happen.'"

Those who come back from war, like Millard and tens of thousands of other veterans, suffer not only delayed reactions to stress, but a crisis of faith. The God they knew, or thought they knew, failed them. The church or the synagogue or the mosque, which promised redemption by serving God and country, did not prepare them for the betrayal of this civic religion, for the capacity we all have for human atrocity, for the lies and myths used to mask the reality of war. War is always about betrayal, betrayal of the young by the old, of idealists by cynics and of troops by politicians. This bitter knowledge of betrayal has seeped into the ranks of American troops.


Robert K (437)
Monday July 30, 2007, 7:38 pm
We make our heroes out of clay. We laud their gallant deeds and give them uniforms with colored ribbons on their chest for the acts of violence they committed or endured. They are our false repositories of glory and honor, of power, of self-righteousness, of patriotism and self-worship, all that we want to believe about ourselves. They are our plaster saints of war, the icons we cheer to defend us and make us and our nation great. They are the props of our civic religion, our love of power and force, our belief in our right as a chosen nation to wield this force against the weak and rule. This is our nation’s idolatry of itself. And this idolatry has corrupted religious institutions, not only here but in most nations, making it impossible for us to separate the will of God from the will of the state.

Prophets are not those who speak of piety and duty from pulpits – few people in pulpits have much worth listening to – but it is the battered wrecks of men and women who return from Iraq and speak the halting words we do not want to hear, words that we must listen to and heed to know ourselves. They tell us war is a soulless void. They have seen and tasted how war plunges us to barbarity, perversion, pain and an unchecked orgy of death. And it is their testimonies alone that have the redemptive power to save us from ourselves.


serge vrabec (278)
Monday July 30, 2007, 7:52 pm
great stuff robert , thank you so much for all the info!!!
No one has ever succeeded in keeping nations at war except by lies." : by: Salvador de Madariaga - (1886-1978 ), Spanish writer, diplomat, and historian, noted for his service at the League of Nations

Maureen S (122)
Monday July 30, 2007, 8:21 pm
Apologies for coming late to the party yet again. *sigh* On the other hand, I have to admit that this doesn't surprise me whatsoever. It can be added to the list of other offenses that this supposed Attorney General is guilty of committing. Compliticity in illegal activity is Gonzales hallmark signature in my view.

Susan F (116)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 4:19 am
Noted! Kristi K, I told agree with you-he probably is still drinking, and David Kane thank you for the info
that you have provided. Jenny, I agree that people should not give up-this is a tough situation but we have
to keep speaking out. Calling our elected officials, letting them know how we feel, and to keep digging-
because this is one administration where Bush, Cheney, Rove, Gonzales and a handful more all share
the same umbilical cord. One lies and the other swears to it. This arrogant conniving cowards need
to be called out on the carpet and shown the door. We can't give up.

David Cromie (6)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 5:01 am
Thanks Robert, and everyone else who has contributed so eloquently. Uncle Joe Stalin would have had nothing to teach this mis-administration, and he would have seen through Bush's fake religiosity in two seconds flat!!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 12:08 pm
Fake religiosIty is an example of wonderful understatement, David!
Dubya who has never seen a day of war sends the initially willing off to die.
Please correct me if I am wrong, however, but I had understood that it has been mostly poverty driven volunteers looking to do time as reservists in state militias who thought they were safe when they signed up to get an education voluntarily, expecting never to see time on the battlefield.
Am I correct that the National Guard were supposed to be used strictly on the home front? Or that this was the rule, all of that changed now?
They certainly got an "education", rather different than the one for which they signed on. And so many have not only paid with their own lives but have killed off half of Iraqis in the process.
Fact is, these men were not conscripted by obviously forceful means. Instead, they were "sold" a product when they were hungry with no job options. Add to that the green cards offered to immigrants in exchange for joining the military.
In any case, what I still don't understand is this:
Where was the outcry a couple of years ago back, for example, when one Chinese fundamentalist Christian who was a White House aide actually overheard a very telling conversation?
There were a couple of articles about this early "tell" when that scandal was revealed in reputable US newspapers.
I recall that the White House aide declared an appalling fact publicly.
So why did his prescient words fall on deaf ears?
He had overheard leaders and their friends in the White House having a private laugh about how well they had duped all those wealthy donating fundamentalists. He went public about hearing them deriding the religious right for being so stupid as to actual think these hypocrites in power are religious themselves, amusing themselves about fundamentalists being such suckers as to donate a small fortune to keeping these monsters in place while funding their wars and campaigns.
So where was the outrage from the Ultra Right back then?
A country often gets exactly the very leadership it has asked for, whether it then truly deserves what then unfolds or not. One cannot simply feel victimised by one's own non discerning choices. Own any culpability and then try to change the course of a history one has inadvertently colluded with - or pay the price.
it is one thing to be deceived. It is another to choose wilful ignorance after being warnedf over and over again.
Is that what happened?
I refer here not to one staggeringly astonishing term in office but to TWO two terms of the idiot king, even though I do understand that unimaginably rigged elections may have kept him in place and that those same rigged elections will likely put the Repubs back in power in 2008, along with the collusion of some Dems, unless Diebold goes down.
Throw into this mix the hints of deep hypocrisy, the equally wilfully ignored many early whiffs of contradictions and hypocrisy, the White House scandals, such as the press exp[osing the unlimited 24 hour access to the White House by self proclaimed male hooker Jeff Gagnon.
Then add Lynn Cheney's book, her rape & brothels fest novel "Sisters", available for $478, another tellingly warped amusement of the idle rich.
By this I mean only to illustrate those leaders are anything BUT Christian, with their titillating sex novels and twisted lives, some of the books co-written by Laura and Lynne, prez and vice prez wives.
Or take Scooter Libby's book, "The Apprentice", etc., which is really a study of the author's own sick mind.
Stir in another dash of Romanesque debauchery and all the implications which go with this kind of wanton decay.
What is this a recipe for?
A country run completely amuck with leaders who are symtomatic of the extent of that same moral decay.
Don't get me wrong.
One does not have to be any kind of righteous prig or even a member of any organised corporate religion to find this White House crowd completely fake and repellant.
But still, it does not take a genius to "get it" about what they are and about what they obviously were, even then. It has been evident for years and years.
One cannot help but realise that these narrow people may well be inept leaders but much like Enron, America's early warning system for that same kind of inner rot, these leaders do know how to hire skilled financiers for the plunder.
The leaders of the US not only have no humility, nor any respect for anyone, but nor do they actually subscribe to ANY religion to which they are currently claiming to belong.
They believe in one thing and one thing only, the perpetual acquisition of ever more power through the exercise of their own decadent greed.
Meanwhile, Nero fiddles while Rome burns.
This disease is spreading very quickly.
What will it take to rid the REST of the world of this plague's pestilent leaders before they take over globally?

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 12:41 pm
Tell Activists who have "given up" because there is "nothing they can do", that there IS something they can do.
The troops can be reached when they are home on leave; before they are deployed; at bases in foreign countries such as Japan and Germany; and even in Iraq and Afghanistan, thru the Internet, in spite of all the efforts by the Pentagon to cut off their access, the troops DO find a way!
The troops can be reached thru their families, friends and neighbors; even strangers on the street can talk to the troops, even or especially in foreign countries; and BEST of all, the troops can be reached THRU VETERANS AND THEIR FELLOW-SOLDIERS, who REALLY know how to talk to them.
What punishment can be worse than the DEATH AND DISABLEMENT that Bushco has in store for them anyway???
Without the troops fighting, BUSHCO WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE OVER GLOBALLY. Do you think ha ha ha the Young Republicans will fight for Bushco?
Do listen to their stories AFTER they come back -- and then TELL THESE SAME STORIES OF THE DIS-ILLUSIONED TROOPS TO THOSE PRESENTLY THERE, to those about to be deployed or re-deployed.
THAT is what an Activist can do -- INSTEAD OF GIVING UP HOPELESSLY.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 2:29 pm

Kari D (192)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 2:44 pm
Noted & I thought Nixon was bad!!!!

Margaret M (5)
Friday August 3, 2007, 4:35 pm
President Evil says it all - another crooked politician - how bizarre!

Past Member (0)
Friday August 3, 2007, 4:38 pm

Congressman Dennis Kucinich: To Receive More Than 100,000 Petitions From Supporters Seeking Impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney

AUGUST 2, 2007
8:21 AM

CONTACT: Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Natalie Laber (202) 225-5871 (o); (202) 365-1040 (c)

Congressman Dennis Kucinich To Receive More Than 100,000 Petitions From Supporters Seeking Impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney
Thursday, August 2, 2007
HC-8 in the U.S. Capitol
10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON - AUGUST 2 - Congressman Kucinich will receive petitions from people throughout the country who support impeaching Vice President Dick Cheney.

Kucinich introduced articles of impeachment against the Vice President on April 24, 2007, because "the Vice President actively and systematically sought to deceive the citizens and Congress about an alleged threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. He has purposely manipulated the intelligence process to deceive us about the relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda. And he openly lied to the America people and has publicly threatened aggression against Iran," Kucinich said.

There are currently 16 co-sponsors of H.Res. 333: Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Rep. Robert Brady (D-PA), Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA), Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA), Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA), Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ), Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), and Rep. Al Wynn (D-MD). ###

Debbie Sequichie-Kerchee (53)
Friday August 3, 2007, 6:51 pm
Boots, your quote by Hermann Goering is the truth and nothing but the truth, this is exactly how the ruling class has always operated. Attack has always been the best defense, be it attacking someone's beliefs or integrity, or a country under false pretenses. The M.O. is always the same. Create fear, dependence, and humiliation.....David, great comment regarding the fake religiosity. I cannot stand hyppocrites either!!

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Monday August 20, 2007, 6:11 pm
Noted, this Gonzales do many things wrong starting with his last name, the correct way is GONZALEZ with two z´s, he is not even a good hispanic.

David Cromie (6)
Tuesday August 21, 2007, 6:40 am
As Senator Hiram Warren Johnson put it in a 1917 speech, "The first casuality when war comes is truth". With Buahco, the lies, and deceit started before the 'war', and have continued ever since. These evil people MUST be impeached while there is still time, and there is not a lot of that left!
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