Thursday, November 04, 2004

At last

Finally! Perhaps this will make arseholes think twice: click here

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Bush's CV


Law Enforcement:
I was arrested in Kennebunkport, Maine, in 1976 for driving under the influence of alcohol. I pleaded guilty, paid a fine, and had my driver's license suspended for 30 days. My Texas driving record has been "lost" and is not available.

I joined the Texas Air National Guard and went AWOL. I refused to take a drug test or answer any questions about my drug use.
By joining the Texas Air National Guard, I was able to avoid combat duty in Vietnam.

I graduated from Yale University with a low C average. I was a cheerleader.


I ran for U.S. Congress and lost.

I began my career in the oil business in Midland, Texas in 1975.
I bought an oil company, but couldn't find any oil in Texas.
The company went bankrupt shortly after I sold all my stock.

I bought the Texas Rangers baseball team in a sweetheart deal that took land using taxpayer money.

With the help of my father and our friends in the oil industry (including Enron CEO Ken Lay), I was elected governor of Texas.


I changed Texas pollution laws to favor power and oil companies, making Texas the most polluted state in the Union. During my tenure, Houston replaced Los Angeles as the most smog-ridden city in America.

I cut taxes and bankrupted the Texas treasury to the tune of billions in borrowed money.

I set the record for the most executions by any governor in American history.

With the help of my brother, the governor of Florida, and my father's appointments to the Supreme Court, I became President after losing by over 500,000 votes.


I am the first President in U.S. history to enter office with a criminal record.

I invaded and occupied two countries at a continuing cost of *over one billion dollars per week*.

I spent the U.S. surplus and effectively bankrupted the U.S.

I shattered the record for the largest annual deficit in U.S.

I set an economic record for most private bankruptcies filed in any 12-month period.

I set the all-time record for most foreclosures in a 12-month period.

I set the all-time record for the biggest drop in the history of the U.S. stock market.

In my first year in office, over 2 million Americans lost their jobs and that trend continues every month.

I'm proud that the members of my cabinet are the richest of any administration in U.S. history. My "poorest millionaire,"
Condoleeza Rice, has a Chevron oil tanker named after her.

I set the record for most campaign fundraising trips by a U.S.

I am the all-time U.S. and world record-holder for receiving the most corporate campaign donations.

One of my best friends, Kenneth Lay, presided over the largest corporate bankruptcy fraud in U.S. History, Enron.

My political party used Enron private jets and corporate attorneys to assure my success with the U.S. Supreme Court during my election decision.

I have protected my friends at Enron and Halliburton against investigation or prosecution. More time and money was spent investigating the Monica Lewinsky affair than has been spent investigating one of the biggest corporate rip-offs in history.

I presided over the biggest energy crisis in U.S. history and refused to intervene when corruption involving the oil industry was revealed.

I presided over the highest gasoline prices in U.S. history.

I changed the U.S. policy to allow convicted criminals to be awarded government contracts.

I appointed more convicted criminals to administration than any President in U.S. history.

I created the Ministry of Homeland Security, the largest bureaucracy in the history of the United States government.

I've broken more international treaties than any President in U.S. history.

I am the first President in U.S. history to have the United Nations remove the U.S. from the Human Rights Commission.

I withdrew the U.S. from the World Court of Law.

I refused to allow inspector's access to U.S. "prisoners of war"
detainees and thereby have refused to abide by the Geneva Convention.

I am the first President in history to refuse United Nations election inspectors (during the 2002 U.S. election).

I set the record for fewest numbers of press conferences of any President since the advent of television.

I set the all-time record for most days on vacation in any one-year period. After taking off the entire month of August, I presided over the worst security failure in U.S. history.

I garnered the most sympathy for the U.S. after the World Trade Center attacks and less than a year later made the U.S. the most hated country in the world, the largest failure of diplomacy in world history.

I have set the all-time record for most people worldwide to simultaneously protest me in public venues (15 million people), shattering the record for protests against any person in the history of mankind.

I am the first President in U.S. history to order an unprovoked, preemptive attack and the military occupation of a sovereign nation. I did so against the will of the United Nations, the majority of U.S. citizens, and the world community.

I have cut health care benefits for war veterans and support a cut in duty benefits for active duty troops and their families -- in wartime.

In my State of the Union Address, I lied about our reasons for attacking Iraq and then blamed the lies on our British friends.

I am the first President in history to have a majority of Europeans
(71%) view my presidency as the biggest threat to world peace and security.

I am supporting development of a nuclear "Tactical Bunker Buster," a WMD.

I have so far failed to fulfill my pledge to bring Osama Bin Laden to justice.

During the Iraq War and Occupation thousands of American troops were injured and killed. I did not have the time to attend any of the funerals for our fallen soldiers but I did have the time to attend more than 43 fundraising events of the Republican party.


All records of my tenure as governor of Texas are now in my father's library, sealed and unavailable for public view.

All records of SEC investigations into my insider trading and my bankrupt companies are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view.

All records or minutes from meetings that I, or my Vice-President, attended regarding public energy policy are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public review.

Monday, November 01, 2004

Divine Right?????

Just saw a programme on TV that opened my eyes

It was called "The Pornographer V's The President" and is about a porn king (albeit a low budget one) who is about to be dragged through the court for making some (very) hard-core porn movies. He and his wife both face a total of 50 years in jail (each)if convicted. The program focused on the Christian movement in the USA and how they were becoming one of the biggest political forces in the country. To anyone who has taken any interest in American history, they will know this goes against the constitution where the 6th article was designed to strictly prevent this. Also about how the Bush campaign is using Church groups as base stations for campaign drives and rallies etc... which is actually illegal in America (but that doesn't seem to concern the bush team). Even though the title of the program says President, it is actually the Christian Fundamentalist right's campaign to clean up the USA to a standard they see fit, and how they are not that far from getting what they want.

What was more scary (and I don't know why as I'm not American), was the fact that the attorney general is a devout Christian and is leading a personal campaign based on his beliefs. He has openly stated that he is being hindered by the law. Also, the supreme court judges hold their places until death or retirement. A few are due to retire within the next 4 years and there is a good chance that if elected, Bush will load the bench with far right Christians. That will basically give the Christian groups free will to impose their beliefs into law (and it was hinted they would do just that).

Now I don't mean to offend any Christians here, but one person speaking made a very good point that these people will not be swayed from their quest to enter their beliefs into law as they are written in the Bible and that is that. Their mindset is basically "it is against the law to do so, but the Bible is right so it is all ok in the end". Where does that leave everyone else who is not Christian? What about the Muslims, the Jews, the Hindus, the atheists, even that wired one where they worship aliens as the creators of life on Earth (and insert any other belief here)? They are forced to live their life to a belief system they don't believe in. "Oh, well they will be exempt from certain laws" someone might say. Well, how would one tell one from the other? Make them wear identifying marks? A shiver from history should creep up your spine there. I'm not saying nazi, but what is stated above is definitely class separation based on religious beliefs. I don't know how true it is but one person claimed one of the biggest Christian political groups in the US didn't disagree with the way the Taliban ruled in Afghanistan. They just thought they ruled to the wrong religion.

This is not a Christian bashing post (I used to attend a happy clappy Church and wave my hands with the best of them), but there is a fine line that the movement in America seems to be stepping over and they have clear plans to head on into the distance. Law is law, no matter how much you don't like it. law is there to hold society together. Even with law in place, if it is so greatly tipped to the favour of a class then you are living in a dictatorship, no matter how many elections are held. As stated above the 6th article of the US constitution was written to specifically deny political power to any religious group, yet that seems to be what is happening.

I'll stop there as I've gone on a bit. I'm not actually sure what my point is apart form "watch out Americans" (the majority of whom are not Church going far right Christian fundamentalist's).

What, no re-counts

Watched a news article yesterday about how people in Florida are starting to worry that with their new electronic voting system there is no way to do a re-count.

They can do a query to get a number from the database but there is nothing to look at that will tell a person a voter's intention as to whom they voted for.

It is obvious to me as someone who knows about software, but it seems a lot of Americans are shocked by this. If the system for some reason started logging every fifth vote for Kerry as Bush, unless after pressing a button for Kerry the system put a message on the screen saying "Thank you for voting Bush", there would be no way of knowing.

Another note from the news report was that whoever oversees the US election has trebled the number of personnel it has watching for irregularities. There was also a person from the Bush campaign moaning about how "anti-Bush" the UK was. Aw, bless him. Poor chap.