Saturday, August 30, 2008

Who loves bush?

Excellent ad..... from CartwrightDale

Good question...Do you support Bush more today than 4 years ago?

Who is Sarah Palin?

Don't ask JohnMcSameMcBushIII© - he only met her once!

From MoveOn....[sorry it's a hassle to make the links - links - just copy and paste]

Yesterday was John McCain's 72nd birthday. If elected, he'd be the oldest president ever inaugurated. And after months of slamming Barack Obama for "inexperience," here's who John McCain has chosen to be one heartbeat away from the presidency: a right-wing religious conservative with no foreign policy experience, who until recently was mayor of a town of 9,000 people.


Who is Sarah Palin? Here's some basic background:

* She was elected Alaska 's governor a little over a year and a half ago. Her previous office was mayor of Wasilla, a small town outside Anchorage. She has no foreign policy experience.1
* Palin is strongly anti-choice, opposing abortion even in the case of rape or incest.2
* She supported right-wing extremist Pat Buchanan for president in 2000. 3
* Palin thinks creationism should be taught in public schools.4
* She's doesn't think humans are the cause of climate change.5
* She's solidly in line with John McCain's "Big Oil first" energy policy. She's pushed hard for more oil drilling and says renewables won't be ready for years. She also sued the Bush administration for listing polar bears as an endangered species—she was worried it would interfere with more oil drilling in Alaska.6
* How closely did John McCain vet this choice? He met Sarah Palin once at a meeting. They spoke a second time, last Sunday, when he called her about being vice-president. Then he offered her the position.7

This is information the American people need to see. Please take a moment to forward this email to your friends and family.

We also asked Alaska MoveOn members what the rest of us should know about their governor. The response was striking. Here's a sample:

She is really just a mayor from a small town outside Anchorage who has been a governor for only 1.5 years, and has ZERO national and international experience. I shudder to think that she could be the person taking that 3AM call on the White House hotline, and the one who could potentially be charged with leading the US in the volatile international scene that exists today. —Rose M., Fairbanks, AK

She is VERY, VERY conservative, and far from perfect. She's a hunter and fisherwoman, but votes against the environment again and again. She ran on ethics reform, but is currently under investigation for several charges involving hiring and firing of state officials. She has NO experience beyond Alaska. —Christine B., Denali Park, AK

As an Alaskan and a feminist, I am beyond words at this announcement. Palin is not a feminist, and she is not the reformer she claims to be. —Karen L., Anchorage, AK

Alaskans, collectively, are just as stunned as the rest of the nation. She is doing well running our State, but is totally inexperienced on the national level, and very much unequipped to run the nation, if it came to that. She is as far right as one can get, which has already been communicated on the news. In our office of thirty employees (dems, republicans, and nonpartisans), not one person feels she is ready for the V.P. position.—Sherry C., Anchorage, AK

She's vehemently anti-choice and doesn't care about protecting our natural resources, even though she has worked as a fisherman. McCain chose her to pick up the Hillary voters, but Palin is no Hillary. —Marina L., Juneau, AK

I think she's far too inexperienced to be in this position. I'm all for a woman in the White House, but not one who hasn't done anything to deserve it. There are far many other women who have worked their way up and have much more experience that would have been better choices. This is a patronizing decision on John McCain's part- and insulting to females everywhere that he would assume he'll get our vote by putting "A Woman" in that position.—Jennifer M., Anchorage, AK

So Governor Palin is a staunch anti-choice religious conservative. She's a global warming denier who shares John McCain's commitment to Big Oil. And she's dramatically inexperienced.

In picking Sarah Palin, John McCain has made the religious right very happy. And he's made a very dangerous decision for our country.

In the next few days, many Americans will be wondering what McCain's vice-presidential choice means. Please pass this information along to your friends and family.

Thanks for all you do.

–Ilyse, Noah, Justin, Karin and the rest of the team


1. "Sarah Palin," Wikipedia, Accessed August 29, 2008

2. "McCain Selects Anti-Choice Sarah Palin as Running Mate," NARAL Pro-Choice America, August 29, 2008

3. "Sarah Palin, Buchananite," The Nation, August 29, 2008

4. "'Creation science' enters the race," Anchorage Daily News, October 27, 2006

5. "Palin buys climate denial PR spin—ignores science," Huffington Post, August 29, 2008

6. "McCain VP Pick Completes Shift to Bush Energy Policy," Sierra Club, August 29, 2008

"Choice of Palin Promises Failed Energy Policies of the Past," League of Conservation Voters, August 29, 2008

"Protecting polar bears gets in way of drilling for oil, says governor," The Times of London, May 23, 2008

7 "McCain met Palin once before yesterday," MSNBC, August 29, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Unbelievable! JohnMcSameMcBushIII© Health Insurance Plan

The McCain health insurance plan - go to the emergency room!

[That fellow citizens IS your health care coverage.]

A health care policy adviser for the McCain campaign told a newspaper reporter that nobody in the United States is technically uninsured, because everyone has access to hospital emergency rooms.

"So I have a solution [to the health care crisis]. And it will cost not one thin dime," John Goodman, president of the National Center for Policy Analysis, told the Dallas Morning News in an interview published Thursday.

"The next president of the United States should sign an executive order requiring the Census Bureau to cease and desist from describing any American – even illegal aliens – as uninsured. Instead, the bureau should categorize people according to the likely source of payment should they need care. So, there you have it. Voila! Problem solved."

Read more here/

OK everyone - new bumper stickers need to be printed...

We The People

Oregon Dems make a video for all...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Time is running out to comment on this stupidity

Subject: 25 days to protect women’s health

George W. Bush has launched a new assault on birth control and reproductive freedom.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently proposed regulations that could seriously undermine access to basic reproductive health services -- including birth control and abortion.

Instead of striking a careful balance between individual religious liberty and patients’ access to reproductive health care, the Bush administration has taken patients’ rights and their health care needs out of the equation.

This far-reaching proposal doesn’t need congressional approval. But, it can’t go forward without allowing for public comment. That’s where you come in.

The deadline for public comments is fast approaching -- September 20 - and we have to generate intense opposition to these dangerous regulations.

Take Action Now - HERE

Non blogging media- Give it a rest

I have many friends who voted for Hillary - more than a few of them are now in Denver, where they will support Obama.

So who are the Hillary nuts trying to get airtime? My guess is that they are nuts, repugs or even the media itself trying to keep a fight going so as to sell ads and keep viewership. There is nothing like a run away convention or election to keep people away from the TV sets...because most of what else is on is mind numbing [except sports:-)]

I turned on my TV yesterday to see Tweety giving lots of airtime to an ann coluter wannabe. Dumb comments, hostile and non stop shrieking at the microphone. Yet Tweety kept talking to her giving her just what she and the repugs want - the idea that there is division. There isn't - only the small minds like Tweety and the now ex-clinton campaign staff [the highly paid and/or narcissistic ones who are pissed that they won't now have cushy WH jobs] are yelling division...

The real delegates and the real voters are not divided!

PS - I cried during Michelle Obama's speech last night and also found myself wanting very much to be in Denver right now - just to be there in all that energy! It's palpable thru the TV screen [when the pundits stop yammering]

Cute - and Catchy

Let's all sing this one....

Monday, August 25, 2008

JohnMcSameMcBushIII©'s Pity Party Redux

Poor old tired old JohnMcSameMcBushIII©.

His latest email tells us that Obama is going to get a convention bounce!

So what can poor old tired old JohnMcSameMcBushIII© do?

Why he needs your money! Before September 1st!

For what purpose? Poor old tired old JohnMcSameMcBushIII© can't tell you - he really has no agenda except for being bush's 3rd term but he'd like your money anyway. I bet to run ads like he's been running...the rove machine ads...When you have nothing to add to a conversation, [so goes the repug mantra], yell, scream, and lie.

We see this on faux noise and we'll see more of it from the pity party in Minnesota.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Frank Rich NYT Op-Ed Piece

From the New York Times:
Is a man who is just discovering the Internet qualified to lead a restoration of America’s economic and educational infrastructures? Is the leader of a virtually all-white political party America’s best salesman and moral avatar in the age of globalization? Does a bellicose Vietnam veteran who rushed to hitch his star to the self-immolating overreaches of Ahmad Chalabi, Pervez Musharraf and Mikheil Saakashvili have the judgment to keep America safe?

R.I.P., “Change We Can Believe In.” The fierce urgency of the 21st century demands Change Before It’s Too Late.

Full article HERE

I've said it before - I prefer a leader who knows modern technology because you need to know enough to understand what are it's possibilities. A person who needs a staff person to find out all info [including the number of house he owns] - is not a person I want making decisions that require modern thinking - and of one's own!

We've had enough of the staff tainted "knowledge" to know that it has led to the worst president ever and serious problems for the country and the world.