Friday, December 31, 2004

A Connecticut Yankee at the Crawford ranch: Carpetbagging as an art form

In The Last Juror, a John Grisham novel, the hero moves to a small town in Mississippi and soon discovers that "it takes at least three generations to be accepted in Ford County. Regardless of money or breeding, one cannot simply move there and be trusted: A dark cloud of suspicion hangs over any newcomer and I was no exception."

So? Where is the "dark cloud of suspicion" hanging over George Bush? This self-styled "Bubba" was born in Connecticut, went to prep school in Massachusetts and only developed his Good Ol' Boy style while slumming in Texas over Christmas vacations. This man is as Yankee as you can get without playing in a World Series.

Yet, despite all this, the Old South loves George Bush. Why? All y'all are going to have to explain this to me because I just don't get it.

* Crawford Ranch was only built four years ago. It is NOT a ranch. It has no cattle. Bush is even afraid of horses.

* Not since General Sherman marched to the sea in 1864 has anyone sacked and burned the economy of Dixie as successfully as our Dubya. He has turned carpetbagging into an art form.

* When George wants to hang out with HIS good ol' boys, he goes to Maine and Wall Street. Or to a reunion at Yale.

The only Southern things about Dubya that I can see are his flair for back-room political deals, his attempts to keep African-Americans from voting, his "Ol' Massah" disrespect for anyone -- black or white -- who works for a living instead of sitting on the veranda of the White House sipping mint juleps; and his promotion of the kind of hate-mongering mentality that encourages lynch mobs.

What about all the good things that the South has to offer? The hospitality, the courage, the religion...not to mention the Dukes of Hazard, Martin Luther King, the Kentucky Derby, gospel music, honor, Southern Comfort and barbecue. GWB never got around to learning about those ones.

It looks to me like Bush's idea of Southern life comes from watching too many re-runs of "Deliverance" -- because whether Dubya is dealing with the churches of Alabama or the archives of the Texas National Guard or the prisons of Abu Ghraib or FEMA funds and voting machines in Florida, all y'all are fo' sho' getting screwed.

Deliverance -- movie review:

From Joe in Tennessee: Jane, the answer [to why the south loves Dubya] is very simple and one you should have picked up on long ago. He owns a chainsaw.

From Charlie in Mississippi: Jane, it works this way; Southerners always vote against their interests. A friend of mine labeled this phenomenon as the votes of the independently poor.

With up to 400,000 dead in Asia, why keep killing people in Iraq?

With the dead of Asia spread out before us like some nightmare Van Helsing movie come to life, it seems a bit presumptuous to me for George Bush to continue to play God and go on killing and killing and killing in Iraq.

Would it finally come into perspective for Americans to know that Bush is spending the same amount of money in aid for the millions of tsunami victims in Asia as he spends in just FOUR HOURS on killing people in Iraq?

Thousands of Americans were killed and wounded in Thailand. Thousands of Americans were killed and wounded in Iraq. One was a natural disaster. The other is a stupid, senseless waste.

Bush plans to spend more money on his inauguration party than he will spend on aid to the worst natural disaster in history.

Bush spends more money in ONE HOUR in Iraq than he spends on relief to the terrible AIDS epidemic in Africa. 2,000 people a WEEK die of AIDS in Zimbabwe alone. They have a 45-minute rule in Zimbabwe -- funerals are not allowed to run over 45 minutes. There just isn't time. Corpses are buried in stacks.

Bush is spending more money on killing people in Iraq in a month -- or is it a week? -- than he spends on health care in America in a year.

And the dead just keep on piling up.

Isn't there enough death in the world already? Are we going to continue to let George Bush play God -- and go on killing and killing and killing in Iraq?

Thursday, December 30, 2004

Election fraud: Ignored by everyone -- even Ripley's Believe it or Not!

While I was on vacation, I talked with people from all over America. "I have here in my hand," I told them, "absolute proof that George Bush stole the 2004 election."

No one wanted to see my proof.

No one even cared.

If I had made this outrageous statement to George Washington or Thomas Jefferson, they would have ripped the documents right out of my hand in their haste to get to the truth. "What do you mean -- election fraud? That's a serious accusation. Can you REALLY prove it? Either show us some real proof or shut up about it."

If I were a patriotic American and someone offered to show ME proof that a US presidential election had been stolen, I would want to see it. Is this actually true or is this person some kind of nut or kook?

Americans all want to find out more about Ripley's two-headed calf. But what about the strange case of the stolen 2004 election? It is possibly an even bigger scandal than that Bush was warned at least 28 times about an attack on America prior to 9-11. It is the Mount Rushmore of chicanery, the amazing shrunken head of deceit, the Grand Canyon of skulduggery and the two-ton pizza of voter fraud.

So. What was the reaction of the average American when I promised them all this irrefutable PROOF of massive voter fraud? "Ho hum. That's boring. Let's talk about something else." This is the most shocking accusation ever made and NO ONE IS INTERESTED.

"Please!" I begged Americans. "If you care about honesty and decency and the soul of America, please just read this!" They sighed, shook their heads, looked inconvenienced and fervently hoped that I would just shut up and go away.

"Five convicted felons wrote the Diebold software!" I cried. "EVERY SINGLE ONE of the thousands of errors detected on Florida voting machines were in favor of George Bush! Private companies sworn to elect Bush counted 80% of America's votes! In at least ten Ohio precincts with only 600 registered voters each, 4,000 per precinct voted for Bush!"

Even though every word of what I say about the 2004 stolen election can be proved, no one believes me. No one listens to me. No one cares.

This response by Americans is so strange, so weird, so truly bizarre that is deserves to be published in Ripley's Believe it or Not!

Not to mention that two (2) stolen US presidential elections in a row should surely make the Guinness Book of World Records.

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

George Bush and the return of Little Black Sambo

Remember Goodman, Schwerner and Cheney -- and the Civil Rights Summer of 1964? How brave we all were back then as we worked hand in hand for a new world of hope and justice and harmony where "colored people" would be allowed to vote.

It's 40 years later and "colored people" are still being systematically deprived of their right to vote -- only this time on such a grand scale that it would cause even Martin Luther King's jaw to drop.

I marched in Montgomery.

I was at Malcolm X's funeral.

I taught in freedom schools, I picketed, I marched. And for every white person like me out on the line, there were at least five "Negroes" risking their lives to have the right to vote.

Now, 40 years later, George Bush is doing every single thing he can think of to resurrect Jim Crow, Stephen Fetchet and Little Black Sambo.

In predominantly African-American precincts in Florida and Ohio in November 2004, absentee ballots were lost, people were intimidated, voting machines were not provided, legitimate voters were "purged" from voting lists, people were instructed to vote on the wrong day, provisional ballots were "lost," votes disappeared and even dead people were allowed to vote as long as they voted for George W. Bush.

I don't know how African-Americans feel about being placed once again at the back of the bus but I know how I feel. I am totally pissed off!

In 1964, civil rights worker James Cheney was lynched because he tried to help secure Black people's right to vote. His battered body was found at the bottom of a river in Mississippi on June 1964.

James Cheney died in order to protect EVERY American's right to vote.

Now there is a new Cheney in town -- a ruthless man who wants to turn back the clock to the bad old days of bigotry, racism and Jim Crow. Dick Cheney should be ashamed for trying to steal the souls of Black folk.

"I have a dream where a man will be judged by the content of his character and not by the color of his skin," said Martin Luther King. And to the bigoted hateful corrupt men in the White House today who are once again stealing the African-American vote, I have this to say: We stopped this criminal behavior once and we'll stop it again.

"We SHALL overcome."

Friday, December 10, 2004

Beyond Neverland: What to do AFTER we've deposed of GWB Hook

No, I'm not identifying with Peter Pan these days because America has become NeverNeverLand. I identify with Peter Pan because I'm just a little guy up against the Prince of Darkness. "Jane! Don't you know that all your efforts aren't doing any good? You are just one little person up against a 100-trillion-dollar mob. Give it up!"


I'll just think happy thoughts, cover myself with pixie dust and keep dreaming of a better world. If accepting wholesale slaughter, corporate welfare corruption and the loss of democracy is the price of growing up, forget it! I'm never going to grow up.

I'm gonna crow and crow and crow.

So. Everybody knows that my short-range goal is to see George Bush in jail. I want to see a mug shot of him wearing an orange jump suit. But what is my long-range goal?

I want more good stuff for Americans -- and the rest of the human race as well -- than even Peter Pan could imagine. But, more important, I want to rescue the ONE BILLION lost boys of the world.

As a friend recently pointed out, "Jane, did you ever think that you might be obsessed?"

Oh yeah. Tinkerbell has nothing on me.

It's time for the human race to evolve beyond Captain Hook -- beyond the unbelievable cruelty and greed of the raider-killers, corporate welfare queens, blood-thirsty "Christians" who won't be happy until they have blown up the world and the ONE BILLION children who, according to UNICEF, are growing up in such grubby horror that we, the parents of the world, should be truly ashamed.

A vision of a world where all children are wanted, nurtured, protected and loved -- that's something to crow about. That's the magic pixie dust we need. Plus it's cheaper than depleted uranium -- and it allows us to fly.

How do we get there? Second star to the right? No. Read John Gray's book "Children are From Heaven".and apply what you learn.

Children come into this world as angels, wanting nothing more than to be of help. It's time we stop twisting them into pirates and crocodiles. It's time for GWB Hook to crawl back under a rock. And it's time for the Peter Pan in all of us to start demanding a better world.

I want the ideal world that is the dream of Jesus and Buddha. And it seems to me that, given our wealth and technology, ALL OF US can have it. Even the totally lost boys who are now running our Congress, White House and Penatgon.


FOCUS One Billion 'Denied a Childhood'

Monday, December 06, 2004

Goldfinger: What to do after Bush debases the dollar

"With the monetary dollar value sinking, how can I protect my nest egg?" That's easy. Hoard gold!

"But gold is $425 an ounce!" Ouch.

Okay. Here's the situation: George Bush is debasing the dollar as fast as the living daylights -- but it is illegal to buy, own or smuggle in gold (unless you are James Bond.)

Can you go down to the local "Gold Bars R Us" and fill your shopping cart with Krugerrands and gold doubloons? Not unless you can afford $425 an ounce at the check-out stand.

Can you pan gold yourself up at Sutter's Mill? Not unless you wanna stand waist-deep in snow-fed rivers for years and years. Got arthritis? Ouch!

Can you smuggle gold bars in from Switzerland? Hell no. You'll go to jail. It's ILLEGAL to import gold.

Can you organize Ocean's 12 and knock off Fort Knox? Richard Nixon already did that. Fort Knox no longer has any gold.

Can you jump on the Bush band wagon, become a corporate welfare queen and share in the maze of gold stored in bunkers under the Crawford Ranch? Like Bush would even think of allowing you and me near the place. Ha.

So. Okay. Here we are. You don't have to be Moonraker or Octopussy to know that the dollar is about to crash. Inflation, devaluation and George's poor math skills have made this almost a done deal. And the Goldfingers in the White House have made absolutely sure that you can't get your hands on any gold. But you want to protect your nest egg. What do you do?

You have about six months to think of something, Mr. Bond.

And if you do, please let the rest of America know!

You gotta read this: Conyers to Hold Hearings on Ohio Vote Fraud

From me: I will be 20 miles from the nearest TV until the end of the year. Will somebody PLEASE tape The Apprentice, The Top Model, The Survivor and The Biggest Loser for me? Eva? Sandy? Scout? Mo? Hey. I gotta know. I'm only human.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

The Ghost of Christmas Future tells all: $2 a day wages and the Rape of Cincinnati

The Ghost of Christmas Future appeared to me last night.

"What did he look like? What did he say?"

"He wore a caveman outfit and rode a bike. It was a Schwinn. He showed me what I would look like after I gained 50 pounds and told me to lay off the eggnog."

"That's all? That's IT?"

"Nope. He also showed me what will happen to Americans if they keep that idiot George Bush in office." It was not a pretty picture. He took me to the Philippines first. What I saw there was really scary.

"Way back in 2004," stated the Ghost as he adjusted his bearskin and parked the Schwinn, "something tragic happened here. Government tanks rolled into this small farming community, moved into position and opened fire on a group of Filipino farm workers who were walking a picket line. They were protesting having to work for 17 cents a day." Did I hear that right? 17 cents a DAY? "They killed 12 adults and a two-year-old and a five-year-old child."

That day, the Filipino government proved to be the wave of the future, showing the Bush government how to use tanks on striking two-year-olds. The Filipino government and the Bush government are both big fans of cheap labor.

"By 2007, Americans were working for $2.00 an hour," said the Ghost. "Today, Americans are well on their way to making 17 cents an hour. 17 cents a day will come later."

After a tour of the hovels and sweatshops of New York, Kansas and California, we got back on the Schwinn and flew over Cincinnati but there weren't any sweatshops there. Not even hovels. Cincinnati was a smoldering ruin. "Good God! What happened?"

"What goes around comes around," said the Ghost of Christmas Future. "Bush raped Iraq. That left America vulnerable to the Rape of Cincinnati." Who did this? Muslims?

"No. When the dollar collapsed in 2005, Bush retaliated by launching a preemptive strike on the EU, Russia, Japan and China. They struck back."

"That's terrible! This is a nightmare!" I wrung my hands. "What can I do to change this terrible future! What can I do!"

"You can start by laying off the eggnog." No problem!

"Next you gotta do everything in your power to get those psychopaths and corporate welfare queens out of Washington and back in the sewer where they belong." Eeuuuu. I HATE snakes. But by the time the Schwinn touched back down at my house, I was READY. Economic boycotts, legal protests, e-mail and post card campaigns, TV ads, secession, ballot initiatives, walking naked down the freeway -- I'm doing whatever it takes to avoid $2 a day and the Rape of Cincinnati!

Ya think the Ghost of Christmas Future got on MY case? Imagine what he said to George Bush! "Spread out below you, end to end from here to Denver, are the shrouds of the hundreds of thousands of people you killed, Georgie boy. You are in Big Trouble. God's getting ready to open a REALLY BIG can of whup-ass on you."

It's still not too late to avoid all this, George. Stop lying, killing, defrauding and blaspheming and the Ghost of Christmas Future might even stop all his talk about international war crimes tribunals, orange jump suits and jail. God may even forgive you. Who knows. But I won't. Not unless there's a WHOLE bunch of eggnog involved.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Hand-counting our votes -- it's as American as apple pie!

I was talking to Andy Johnson on WNNR in Jacksonville yesterday. We were talking about election fraud -- and suddenly my childhood memories started flooding back to me.

"When I was a little girl," I said, "my mother used to have the polling place in our home. We would strip away the front room furniture and put up the voting booths. All the neighbors would trudge in and we knew most of them and met the rest." It was a happy time and we looked forward to it.

My mother would put out cookies and help old ladies up and down the stairs. There was a community feeling about voting day. Patriotic. "But the part I remember most happened after the polls had closed. The precinct ladies would gather around the dining room table and hand-tally the votes." How American can you be? As American as apple pie.

"I miss those days, Andy."

Who would you trust most to accurately count your vote? Electronic machines with faulty programming, easy hacker access and NO PAPER TRAIL? Or your mom?

Whether Americans use hand-counted paper ballots or just mail in our votes like they now do in Oregon, let's do SOMETHING to make our election system more trust-worthy. Right now, the only difference between American elecition fraud and Ukrainian election fraud is that the Ukrainians protested theirs. Americans didn't.

That's not fair! Since when did the Ukrainians start to have more apple pie there than here?

Why are Confederate cult Christians BRAGGING about the rape of Fallugah?

"American troops took Fallugah by storm this week," bragged the evening news. "Airplanes strafed insurgents and tanks rolled through the streets."

Why would people who actually call themselves Christians want to make the rape of Fallugah sound like a GOOD thing? You would think, after reading the teachings of Jesus every day like they claim to do, that they would have the good grace to shut up about it.


Every night before we go to bed, let us take a minute to pray for George Bush's dead...
in Afghanistan, Israel, New York, Iraq, Palestine, Sudan, Nigeria, Columbia, Arlington...

Last week a friend of mine found the decomposed body of a poverty-stricken and ill old man in her back yard -- where he had gone to curl up and die.

America can -- and must -- do better.


California can legally quit:
My personal project is to start an intuitive to have California return to being the Bear Flag Republic. We don't have to secede. We just have to nullify our contract with the Bush White House because they violated said contract. They are NOT protecting us. To hell with them. Does anyone out there know how to start an initiative process in California? Tell me! I'm on it! (As soon as I get back from my holiday vacation, January 1, 2005: Great New Year's resolution!)

Monday, November 22, 2004

Americans! Stop bickering among yourselves! We are in danger here.

You should see my inbox. "You lying liberals are the scum of the earth. I hope you die."

Last night I got another threatening phone call. The red state cult Christians do NOT like us blue states at all. And the feeling is mutual. "The Confederate states suck eggs. How can 59 million Americans be so dumb!"

This bickering is not a luxury we can afford. Right now, we are like some self-important mice trying to beat each other up -- while the cat just stands by and watches. Get over it, guys. We are ALL in danger here.

The very first thing we need to get straight is this: America is NOT a super-power. Just look at the map -- there are 193 nations in the world. Approximately four of them agree with George Bush's foreign policy.

There are six billion people in the world. Approximately 350 million of them agree with George Bush's foreign policy. The rest of the world was HORRIFIED by Bush's rape of Fallugah and they can't help thinking that, if Bush is allowed to continue with his temper tantrums, they too will be next on his hit list. These people recognize boys-behaving-badly when they see it. And, more importantly, they have the power to send the Dollar off to its room until the Bush brats learn better manners. These people can do that. There are six billion of them. They are BIGGER than us.
They CAN take away our allowance.

Red states? Blue states? We are ALL Americans. And we need to make friends with each other. Are our petty differences actually going to matter after George Bush has managed to piss off SIX BILLION PEOPLE?

It's time for Americans to start making nice with each other and -- if our little country is to survive the 21st century -- for us to find leaders who can "play well with others" too.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

America's Most Wanted: After Jordan disappeared, they called the police on ME!

Two months ago, I wrote an article entitled "Calling the Police on your Own Child". Little did I know that the next victim of Jordan's parents' love affair with calling "911" was going to be me! Now I know how Jordan must feel. It's like being in an episode of "America's Most Wanted" Or, more exactly, like being in an episode of "As the World Turns".

If you have been keeping up with my serialized episodes of the "Jordan" soap opera, then you know that in the last four years this completely normal child has been regularly shipped off to mental hospitals, group homes, psychiatrists and rehab centers (and he doesn't even do drugs!). In the last six months alone, his parents have shipped this kid off to two "Behavior Modification" boot camps in the Utah desert and one of those "Schools for Troubled Teens" in the mountains of Montana.

Recently, tracking down Jordan's current whereabouts has been like being in the cast of "CSI".

Anyway, on "As the World Turns" last week, Julia asked Lisa for help, Craig asked Lily for help and Barbara and Rick proved once again why they were in desperate need of it. Me too! Looks like I too could use some help.

Apparently Jordan's parents have started craving their fix again -- they just LOVE to call the police -- and since they can't call the police on Jordan any more (the local police department steadfastly refuses to send a squad car to outback Montana) and nobody has robbed their house lately, Jordan's parents have been looking around for someone else to call the police on.

Lights! Sirens! Action!

They gotta call the police on somebody, right? But who? Who will the world turn on next? Last night an officer called to tell me that Jordan's parents have just called the police on ME!

Jordan's mother actually called them and said that if my daughter and I didn't stop trying to find Jordan, they would serve a restraining order on me.

I never had a restraining order served on me before. Even my arch-nemesis George Bush knows better than that! I'm completely harmless! (Unless of course the pen actually IS mightier than the sword -- but you couldn't prove that by the last election, LOL).

The police officer I talked with last night, however, was hopeful that I wouldn't get restrained. Apparently the whole police force is disgusted with Jordan's parents and are rooting for me. According to one of many officers on the case, "They call the police at least once a month and every time they call us I have to make out a report."

Once we found out where Jodan was, we started sending him post cards. "Hi, Jordan. How are you? We miss you." That sort of stuff. But writing to Jordan is apparently a no-no. Not only do Jordan's parents object but so does the "school". That makes me worry.

According to the International Survivors Action Committee website,, a major sign of danger to watch for in a teen behavior modification program is when "Verbal and/or written communication between the child and his parents, siblings, grandparents, etc. is prohibited, restricted, or monitored on any level."

The "Behavior Modification" place where Jordan is at now looks really good on their website -- -- but they are not giving Jordan his mail. Perhaps they afraid that I am a drug dealer? Or perhaps they are afraid that I will send Jordan an Emancipated Minor declaration and they will be out their $400 a day.

At this point in time, however, all I would like is a statement from Jordan saying, "This place is all right. I am okay." And it would also be nice if his parents stopped calling the police on me also. Enough of the soap opera. It's time for everyone to get back to real life!

And it's time for us to be kind to our children. They are our future.


This is where it starts: People hurt their children. People drug their children. People hunt their children like animals. And when those children grow up, they justify to themselves the right to go to "war" -- doing to others what has been done to them. THAT is how the world turns. Hitler, Saddam, Bush: Raised by authoritarian parents. Have pity on them, out there alone in the woodshed -- and then stop creating more of them.


A Jordan soap opera update: Jordan's father just called my daughter and said he wanted to be her friend. No mention of the police at all. Guess they found someone else to call the police on?


My Counterpunch article on Jordan:


For ATWT fans, here's the latest story line: Once Will leaves, Barbara lures the policeman inside for coffee, then goes upstairs to nap. Meanwhile, at the Snyder Barn, just as Paul is expressing his concern to Hal for leaving Will alone with Barbara, Will arrives. Will goes to his Aunt Kim to tell her about his conversation with Barbara and even though he says Barbara was fine with everything, Kim is concerned. Meanwhile, Barbara climbs out of her bedroom window and struggles to remove her electronic tracking anklet, vowing to get to the wedding.

How DO your raise a decent child?: Read John Gray's book, "Children are from Heaven". It will get parents through anything. And his ideas and techniques also apply to politics and international relations as well.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

What would Scrooge McDuck do: How to survive the upcoming Bush Depression

"Dear Uncle Scrooge: I am a low-income working woman about to retire on Social Security benefits. What should I do?"

Under Bush's proposed new Social Security plan, you can forget about retiring, dear. Just plan to work 'til you're 80 and die really really poor.

"Dear Uncle Scrooge: I'm a middle-aged man with lots of bucks. What should I do after George Bush bankrupts the country?"

Too late for that. With a 51-trillion-dollar debt and a horrific balance of payments to Halliburton and China, we are already bankrupt. Just do what I do -- exchange your dollars for gold and swim in it!

"Dear Uncle Scrooge: I am a talking duck with three nephews. I wear a blue cap and don't have a job."

You are in good company here. In the next four years, everybody else in America will be out of work too. I predict the return of the hobo jungle and the breadline. Luckily, you have a rich uncle. The rest of America is screwed.

"Dear Uncle Scrooge: I am a rich white guy who owns a company that makes bombs. How should I store my wealth?"

Invest offshore! Open Swiss bank accounts. Bury your money in Euros. Buy Asian stock. Save the first dime you ever made. Buy yourself a bank vault. You have used your resources wisely. You should do fine.

"Dear Uncle Scrooge: I live at the White House. I'm worried about how Americans will react when they find out that I stole the Treasury and committed election fraud."

Not to worry. Just bring the Beagle Boys back from Abu Ghraib and turn them loose on America's REAL enemies -- truck drivers, mail carriers, teachers, housewives, grocery clerks and the AFL-CIO!


America goes postal: Send a post card to George Bush saying that you voted for John Kerry. Bush, even though he is currently violating his lease, the US Constitution (you gotta be ELECTED to live in the White House), he is still living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC 20500.


From Jim: BUSHcott encourages all Kerry supporters, Nader supporters, traditional conservatives, and those concerned about Bush's presumptive and aggressive stance since the election to NOT shop the day after Thanksgiving. Your children and grandchildren will thank you for it. As it stands now, this budget deficit will be our legacy to them.


From Code Pink -- sign the Voter Bill of Rights Petition! To sign, visit:

From Myron: Final presidential election tally: Bush 3, Kerry 190. 190 electors? No. 190 nations.


To all the Minuteman bloggers who caused the election recount: You are all invited to my very own online bloggers' inaugural ball on January 20, 2005. Sorry. Kerry will have to have his own balls! And I imagine that Bush will respectfully decline this invitation. He will be in jail by then, fervently hoping that the death penalty law will be repealed -- and that Gonzales, not the soap crew, will be reviewing his briefs for him.

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Liked the Scott Peterson trial? You'll LOVE the George Bush trial!

Americans were fascinated by the trial of Scott Peterson. And if they liked the trial of the alleged murderer of just ONE pregnant woman, imagine how much America will love the trial of George Bush, a man who is responsible for the murder of possibly THOUSANDS of pregnant women!

Was Laci shot, strangled or drowned? Did she suffer before she died? And what about her unborn child? We may never know for sure but you can imagine that she did. But what we DO know is that all across the Middle East, hundreds -- if not thousands -- of pregnant women have been shot, blown up, starved, irradiated and/or burned to death by napalm as a direct result of the actions of George W. Bush.

To his credit, Bush agrees with the charges against him. "Any time an expectant mother is a victim of violence, two lives are in the balance, each deserving protection and each deserving justice," Bush said in an East Room ceremony at the White House recently. "If the crime is murder, and the unborn child's life ends, justice demands a full accounting under the law."

News teams from all over the world are expected to cover the Bush trial. Did Bush actually kill all those pregnant women? Without a doubt. But perhaps his high-paid lawyers will be able to get him off with just a light sentence. The only sure thing about this trial is that Americans will be riveted to the edge of their seats until the verdict comes down.



"Imagine a world where EVERY child is wanted, nurtured, protected and loved: World Peace in one generation!"

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Firing the Project Manager: Like the USSR in 1989, America under Bush is falling apart

On The Apprentice last week, the Project Manager got sacked. "Everything you did on this project failed. You're fired."

Everything America has done lately has failed too. Economically, militarily, politically and morally, the United States today is pretty much where the USSR was in 1989. Our country is falling apart.

What if George Bush had been an Apprentice contestant? What if he was this week's Project Manager? "Here's the task: Make America into a really great country. Use your resources wisely. If you mess up, someone WILL get fired."

Reporting back to the Boardroom, Bush would get nailed for a WHOLE BUNCH of failures. First, he would have to confess that he LOST the war on Iraq. Seven generals just came out and said that the war was a mess. One even stated that only way to win that war was to GET OUT. Now.

Then Bush would have to admit that he had mis-placed the Constitution too. "Sorry. I know it's around here somewhere." The environment? World peace? Education? The stock market? The national debt? On Bill Moyers last Friday, some economist stated that the national debt is probably now at FIFTY-ONE TRILLION DOLLARS! George, you lost the national debt too?

"How about the elections? Do people have confidence in the way that you counted the vote?" Surely you got that one right? What? It looks like the vote count is NINE MILLION votes off? Would Carolyn raise an eyebrow on that one or what?

"But what about the dollar? You've still got the dollar, don't you?" It's at the lowest it's ever been. "Well, tell me. What HAS your team accomplished?

"Let's see. We convinced 20 million Christians to give up the Bible in favor of the "Left Behind" series, we bankrupted the treasury, we demoralized the armed forces and we divided the country into warring states." Great. You are over budget, your employees hate you, 9-11 happened on your watch and now the CIA is falling apart under Porter Goss.

"Give me one reason why I shouldn't fire you!" Silence in the Boardroom.

"George. You're fired!"

PS: Bush was so terrible as Project Manager that they didn't even give him a taxi ride home after the show. And then America hired Project Managers who knew what they were doing!

Friday, November 12, 2004

Don't have a cow, man. Bush won, America lost, get over it!

Sometimes I think politics is like watching the Simpson show. "I actually found a new Attorney General who is a worse civil rights abuser than John Ashcroft!" Who said that? Krusty the Clown?

And what about the 2004 election? An estimated NINE MILLION Americans cast questionably weird votes. Would Montgomery Burns be that evil? Would Homer Simpson be that dumb?

"If you want to find out if there are nine million fake votes," said my friend Joe, "just tally up the voter sign-in sheets. If you are nine million signatures short, then you know that the little black boxes padded the vote." Even Otto coulda figured that one out. Even Ralph.

Does Bush really think we are that stupid? I can just see George now. "They will NEVER notice that stuff. In one Ohio precinct with only 638 eligible voters, I got 4,258 votes. Smithers, we've done it again!" Doh!

Like Mr. Burns, Bush is aware that Americans will believe anything as long as Troy McClure sez it on TV. "Did you see the way they swallowed that PR crap about me being a Texas good ol' boy." Can you say "Preppie," Smithers? "Silver spoon?"

Bring it on? Our George is afraid of horses! He's no more a cowboy than Principal Skinner or Sideshow Bob.

Then there is that other Holy Cow that Bush has even ME believing -- that there are millions and millions of cult Christians out there in the Homeland, pure as driven snow and lined up in rows, Bible in hand, ready to do his bidding. That's not true! I can prove it. The Bible Belt has the most divorces and murders in America. And, since Bush took over the White House, even their abortion rates have gone up. These people are not Ned Flanders. These people are just like the rest of us. These people hang out at Moe's.

"Do you think that Mr. Burns is REALLY evil?" I asked my teenage daughter.

"Hell, yeah!"

"Evil enough to use nerve gas and napalm and blow up a hospital in Fallugah during the Muslim holy days?" Well, not that evil. That's more like "Seed of Chucky". Now you are getting into George Bush stuff.

Even Bart Simpson would make a better president than Bush. Or maybe not. When Bart says, "I didn't do it!" nobody believes him. But when George says, "I didn't do it," people STAND IN LINE to provide him with alibis. You know what I have to say about that, Mr. Bush?

"Eat my shorts!"

Why isn't the rest of the world doing anything to stop the slaughter in Fallugah? Bush is slaughtering doctors, nurses and OUR TROOPS. Where is the UN? This is their sorriest hour.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

I am a Christian, George -- An Enemy of the State

I believe in Jesus, George. That makes me a "person of interest".

I believe in kindness, George. That makes me an outcast. If I lived in Texas, people would shun me and key my car.

I believe that gassing and napalming the people of Iraq is cowardly and evil and vile. Does that mean the FBI will come for me?

I take "Thou shalt not kill" and "Thou shalt not steal" very seriously, George. Jesus' creed, "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you" means a lot to me. Does that make me a traitor?

I believe that the Lord our God died on the cross so that He could fill the world with love and peace. That makes me vulnerable, George. That sets me up. That makes me un-American.

I have principles, George. Abu Graib and Shock & Awe and election theft appall me. According to the gospel of George W. Bush, that makes me an Enemy of the State.


US Troops Reportedly Gassing Fallujah

From Robert: ASIA TIMES ONLINEMiddle East November 11, 2004 Pepe Escobar Everything one needed to know about the true, unspinnable foreign policy of the second George W Bush administration is represented by the "capture" of the first strategic target in the assault on Fallujah: the general hospital, on the left bank of the Euphrates, now totally cut off from the city. According to the Bush administration world view, this is the housewhere Satan lives. [Another hospital was out-and-out bombed.]


From Tom:

LOS ANGELES, November 9, 2004 - At 7:50 PM, What were first reported to be tanks and now identified as Marine APCs showed up at an anti-war protest in front of the federal building in Westwood. The APCs circled the block twice, the second time parking themselves in the street and directly in front of the area where most of the protesters were gathered.

Enraged, some of the people attempted to block the APCs, but police quickly cleared the street.

The people continued to protest the presence of the Marines, but after about ten minutes they drove off. It is still unclear as to why they were deployed to this location.

From Dennis Kucinich: I believe we must pursue every lead which raises questions about the integrity of the electoral process. Our work may not change the outcome, but it will demonstrate that beyond our commitment to our candidates, we have a higher commitment to our democracy. Ohio

From Nigel: Steal Your Election: What could be the highest crime in the history of our country

From Bob: Exit poll graph: Here is an incredibly shocking graph regarding exit poll info versus electronic voting results. My jaw just dropped!

Seven generals speak out against the "war":


"Imagine a world where EVERY child is wanted, nurtured, protected and loved: World Peace in one generation!"

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Stop the vote theft! Speak at your city councils, call your Secretaries of State!!!!!!!

Please send this out to your lists if you agree:

I'm going to speak at the open mike at my City Council meeting tonight and BEG them to send a resolution to the GAO requesting a ballot re-count -- if not a whole new election. Would you please do the same in your home town? Our future democracy and the lives of our children depend on this.

Further, according to the federal Election Assistance Commission (866-747-1471), we need to protest this fraudulant election at the state level. So. Phone your state's Secretary of State and VENT! Especially in Ohio.

And while you're at it, find a lawyer who will file a federal appeal.

And while we are at it, let's mention that the massacre in Fallugah is immoral, ineffective and just plain WRONG.

Sign the petiton: Click here: A Petition to Congress requesting an investigation into the Presidential Election of 2004 Petition

Monday, November 08, 2004

How to withdraw from Iraq without losing our shirts -- and our social security too!

Let's see. Bush invaded Iraq shortly after Saddam Hussein changed over from the dollar to the Euro.

If the purpose of the war on Iraq was to keep the dollar strong, Bush has been defeated already -- no matter how many Iraqis he kills.

Bush is like one of those gunfighters in the Old West who swaggers into town to rob the bank and steal the land. But apparently Bush didn't count on the local ranchers, townspeople, school marms (and bloggers) organizing against him.

Sure, we got a bunch of corpses on the ground in Fallugah. Sure, we got a cowered population in Afghanistan, Palestine and (sort of) Iran. But has Bush "won" his war on the Middle East? Hardly.

With China, Latin America, Africa, Russia, Japan -- and even me -- contemplating switching to the Euro, I would say that Bush has lost it completely.

Thank God for Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, the Lone Ranger and what was the name of that dude in Toy Story -- Woody! As for me, I'm just glad that Bush will soon be in the hoosegow. He may not acknowledge it yet but Bush has LOST his bid to take over our town.

If Bush is losing the war on the Middle East, then who IS winning it? America! You and me. And, as part of the spoils of war, we may get to keep our Social Security.


From Claire Foss: Saddam's Unforgivable Sin: Changing from the dollar to the Euro

From Peter: Voter registration data as compared to votes -- shocking, as usual


From Ed: bin Ladin's evil scheme to win the "War on Terror" by bankrupting America seems to be working -- thanks to our George:

From Joe T: If in fact the Diebold machines were set to record more votes than were actually cast, then a simple count of the voter registration books where the people who sign in to vote would in my lame brain opinion revel whether the little black boxes padded the vote.

A way of checking to see whether the machines were set to record a Bush vote when a Kerry vote was cast would be to check the voting for all the candidates the voter voted for on that ballot. A pattern should show up very quickly. One who voted for all Democrats on the ballot and then vote for Bush, should set off the alarm.


Steal the election once -- shame on Cheney/Bush. Steal the election twice-- shame on America.

Concession doesn't matter: It doesn't matter whether or not John Kerry conceded. When they do the Ohio recount and Kerry wins it, he becomes the President no matter what.


From Wayne: "Sounds like angry sour grapes to me, you are indeed going off the deep end. Why not just shut up and deal with it, we won, you lost." But, Wayne, what did you "win"? The right to slaughter civilians, lose your freedom, violate MY religion and bankrupt the country? Big deal. Looks like you ARE a winner! My congrats.


From Make Them Accountable: The REAL map of the red and blue states.


From someone in a position to know:

All I see and hear tells me that we are only hours away from starting an attack on Fallujah that could wind up being the bloodiest mess in decades. I fear that we have a mixing of Texas cowboy bravo, a severe oversupply of Marine Corps testosterone with the addition of Pentagon illogic, making a highly combustible mixture. The way it's going on both sides, we may be close to the old "body count" days of Viet Nam.


Order the scariest movie ever made:


Latest election fraud updates from CLG News:

Ohio County: More Votes Than Voters --Cuyahoga County Precincts (americans4america) "Each precinct in Cuyahoga County, Ohio Highlighted areas represent 90% (very, VERY unlikely) and higher (up to 1160.78%) voter TURN-OUT! 29 are above 100% Calculated from data on county page --(Ballots Cast/Registered Voters) *100 = % turn out. Ballots Cast SHOULD NEVER be more than Registered, thus per cent should NEVER be higher than 100% This amounts to 93,136 EXTRA votes beyond 100% in those precincts! This is just for ONE county!"

Nebraska County: More Votes Than Voters --Too many votes --Sarpy County election officials are trying to figure out how they ended up with more votes than voters in the general election. As many as 10,000 extra votes have been tallied and candidates are still waiting for corrected totals. Sarpy County borrowed the election equipment from Omaha-based Election Systems & Software.

Wet Ballots Found, Rejected By Voting Machines (FL) Several hundred ballots in Seminole County, Fla., mysteriously got wet and were rejected by voting machines Tuesday, according to Local 6 News. The wet ballots were apparently discovered unmarked Tuesday at the Community United Methodist Church in Casselberry, Fla.

"I was tipped off by a person very high up in TV that the news has been locked down tight, and there will be no TV coverage of the real problems with voting on Nov. 2. Even the journalists are pretty horrified. My source said they've also been forbidden to talk about it even on their own time, and he was calling from somewhere else. He was trying to figure out how to get the real news out on vote fraud. This is a person I've worked with off and on for nearly two years, and the voice was so somber it really bothered me." --Bev Harris,

From Berkeley Stop The War: Top U.S. Marine in Iraq Calls for Massacre in Fallujah U.S. troops entered the western outskirts of the city on Monday seizing a hospital and two bridges over the Euphrates River. The U.S. has surrounded the sealed off Fallujah and is preparing to launch the complete destruction of the city.

From CLG News CLG News has a whole laundry list of election fraud in Ohio, Florada, New Mexico, etc: "Alone in Ohio, officials cited homeland security --Warren's vote tally walled off --Citing concerns about potential terrorism [?!!?], Warren County officials locked down the county administration building on election night and blocked anyone from observing the vote count as the nation awaited Ohio's returns. County officials say they took the action Tuesday night for homeland security, although state elections officials said they didn't know of any other Ohio county that closed off its elections board.

Oops! More fuzzy math in Ohio... Franklin County, Ohio --A total of 638 votes were cast in the precinct: Bush received 4258 of them, Kerry got 260.


From Liz: Challenge the electors one by one!

Constitutionally, what has to be challenged is the electoral college slate. Any challenge for discrepancies has to occur before the electoral college meets, and a given slate of electors actually votes on the president. After that happens, the court cannot intervene. There is no provision constitutionally for a new election, or a recount of the old one. When the electoral college slate votes, that's it, and it can't be taken back. Furthermore, once the Congress opens the votes for the electoral college slates, and they are counted, the President and Vice President determined to have been elected there take office on the 20th. That is it. Once that all happens, it can't be taken back. You don't have two or four years to prove your case. You only have until about mid December. That's if. If you're going to do anything, you've got about five weeks to do it.

After that, if you can prove the president and vice president conducted fraud in order to win the election, the only remedy is to impeach them.


From me: With regard to Iraq, Bush is like a monkey with his hand in a jar full ot nuts. He will never let go. Those defense contracts are too lucrative.

From Jacqueline: Three Democratic congressmen - U.S. Reps. John Conyers Jr. of Michigan, Jerrold Nadler of New York and Robert Wexler of Florida - have asked the General Accounting Office to investigate.

William Rivers Pitt Worse Than 2000: Tuesday's Electoral Disaster****

Sunday, November 07, 2004

Who will be America's NEXT TOP CHRISTIAN? (Jesus need not apply)

In Los Angeles, they have a TV show called "Pimp My Ride". In the red states they have a TV show called "Pimp My God". Jesus need not apply.

Am I bitter or what? When I was a little kid, I LOVED being a Christian. Couldn't WAIT to go to church. I just loved all that stuff about loving one's neighbor and turning the other cheek. Yeah right. Then slowly I began to see what hypocrites that Christians were. I stopped going to church for a whole bunch of years. And then I went back.

"I KNOW these guys are all hypocrites," I told myself. "But I really do believe in Jesus." I forced myself to go back to church. I sat in the back pew and sang along. I was happy. Now here it is, 20 years later and my little back pew has become uncomfortable once again as the essence of Christianity is once again being ignored.

I LOVED being a Christian. Ah rats.

Any one who can kill 100,000 innocent human beings in the name of the Lord has GOT to be selling us snake oil. I can't tolerate that. I'm sorry. And Jesus is sorry too. Because it means that when we have the GLORIOUS AWAKENING and Jesus comes again, cult Christians and neo-cons will use election-tampering and vote fraud to make sure that He NEVER gets elected to a second term as Messiah -- and then He will be run out of town on a rail.

Who will be America's Next Top Christian? The one who can slaughter the most civilians in Fallugah.

From Jesus: "Whatever you did for the least of us, you did for me." Guess which unpopular liberal said that?

View from the Right: NewsMax actually ran an article stating how clever William Rehnquist was to announce his cancer right before the election -- and how stupid John Edwards was to wait until after the election to announce his wife's struggle with breast cancer.

From Marvin: The debt admitted by the Feds is 7 trillion but the actual debt -- AKA Enron-style hidden debt -- is probably closer to 20 Trillion. I have seen so many numbers that I cannot advocate any except it is more that 7 trillion.


Exit poll graph: Here is an incredibly shocking graph from my friend Bob regarding exit poll info versus electronic voting results. My jaw just dropped!

From CLG News CLG News has a whole laundry list of election fraud in Ohio, Florada, New Mexico, etc: "Alone in Ohio, officials cited homeland security --Warren's vote tally walled off --Citing concerns about potential terrorism [?!!?], Warren County officials locked down the county administration building on election night and blocked anyone from observing the vote count as the nation awaited Ohio's returns. County officials say they took the action Tuesday night for homeland security, although state elections officials said they didn't know of any other Ohio county that closed off its elections board.

Oops! More fuzzy math in Ohio... Franklin County, Ohio --A total of 638 votes were cast in the precinct: Bush received 4258 of them, Kerry got 260.


Concession doesn't matter: It doesn't matter whether or not John Kerry conceded. When they do the Ohio recount and Kerry wins it, he becomes the President no matter what.


From Wayne: "Sounds like angry sour grapes to me, you are indeed going off the deep end. Why not just shut up and deal with it, we won, you lost." But, Wayne, what did you "win"? The right to slaughter civilians, lose your freedom, violate MY religion and bankrupt the country? Big deal. Looks like you ARE a winner! My congrats.


From Nuc News regarding the depleted uranium "Mobile Armageddon": "All around the globe, our babies are dying from low-level radiation."

Friday, November 05, 2004

The Electoral College blues: What we get after the red states bankrupt America

Why are the blue states paying for the red states' crazy spending sprees?

Like uncontrolled pre-teens at a shopping mall, red states with credit cards in hand are running up so much debt on our blue state Mastercard that we both are going under.

Who gave the red states OUR credit card? The Electoral College did it. That's identity theft!

Isn't it about time that the Electoral College got sent back to school to take a civics lesson in "Proportional Representation".

Without the blue states, the red states' bank account would be a joke. Yet it is the teenybopper red states and their bumbling, greedy, blood-thirsty leaders that are dragging us parent blue states around by the ear.

Another sad but true story: The more that blood-thirsty red state leaders orchestrate the massacre of Middle Eastern women and children, the more blue states become endangered. Blue states are fully aware that red state politicians can yell, "Na na ne na ne na" from behind their mother's skirts all they want but it was the Twin Towers, not the Alamo, that got bombed.


Red States Feed at Federal Trough, Blue States Supply the Feed

The National Debt Clock: Americans now owe $7,455,244,307,566.87. That's $25,296.03 each

From the Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 4, 2004: Republicans have proposed that the debt ceiling be raised by $690 billion to $8.074 trillion, an amount that would get the government through next September, when the 2005 budget year ends.

Steal an election once, shame on you. Steal an election twice...
Evidence of vote hacking:
Find out what you can do about vote fraud: CASE Ohio, Citizens' Alliance for Secure Elections

Exit poll graph: Here is an incredibly shocking graph from my friend Bob regarding exit poll info versus electronic voting results. My jaw just dropped!

From Yahoo News: Machine error gives Bush extra Ohio votes

More Yahoo: ATLANTA - A national voting rights group said Friday it documented hundreds of voting irregularities affecting poor and minority voters in seven Southern states — from long lines and faulty equipment to deliberate voter intimidation.

Vote with your money: From Michael Ruppert:

From Mike: Make your one voice a growing part of a crowd of voices...all shouting against the deception, fraud, theft and evil doers right here at home first...then just take your vacation to anywhere but in a Red products made anywhere but a Red state...and maybe even just buy things from France, Canada or New Zealand instead of moving there...

Also from Mike: [Forget about Canada or New Zealand! Move to a red state! Berkeley already has its priorities straight. The red states NEED us!] Move to a soft Red state and change the dynamics of ALL elections in that state as well as the results of future national elections...

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

After the fall: Should I start my own country now?

What went wrong with the recent "election"?

So many Americans are jumping for joy that Bush was elected that I feel like Cassandra for even trying to point out Bush's flaws.

Bush ignored 28 different warnings that 9-11 was about to happen. He cost America over two million jobs. He's run up the largest debt in history, effectively bankrupting America, the richest country in the world. He has exhibited the ethical behavior of an alley cat. He'll promise ANYTHING for cash. And even his cult Christian backers' worst nightmares -- terrorism, abortions and homosexuality -- have vastly multiplied in the last four years. And don't tell me that nobody voted for Kerry -- we had voters standing out in the rain in Ohio at 4 am to vote against Bush.

So. What went wrong with this election? Why were the "official" results so much different from the exit polls. Ask Diebold. Ask Karl Rove. And ask the Americans who voted for Bush.

"Why did you vote for Bush?"

"Because we didn't know any better. Because we didn't WANT to know any better." I feel like Cassandra, standing out in the rain, saying gloomy things while everybody else laughs.

Nobody else wants to live in a progressive country where Christian values are still honored, our government doesn't lie to us, the buck stops here -- and we still HAVE bucks? NOBODY else wants that? Too bad for them. I still do.

I HEREBY DECLARE THE INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC OF 2009 STUART STREET! Stop me if you dare. I have my own army, navy, air force and White House. I even have my own Gross National Product. "Thou shalt not kill" is my country's motto. I build my own highways and salute my own flag. And I'm not going to recognize the USSRA either! (Unless of course they beg.)

Is this a good idea? Probably not.

Got a better one?

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Election report: THOUSANDS are voting for Kerry in Broward County -- and Reno hates Cheney

I just got off the phone with a lawyer friend who is poll-watching in Broward County FL, in a primarily Democratic neighborhood.

"People started lining up to vote at 5:30 am this morning," he said. "The wait is now two hours long. Voters are letting older people go to the front of the line to vote. EVERYONE is voting for Kerry. The voting machines are working well. It's perfect voting weather. There are lawyers everywhere here. Precinct workers are checking every prospective voter to make sure they get to the polls. It is an exciting and wonderful time. Everyone is enthusiastic and inspired."

Just in from another swing state -- Nevada! A hot dog vendor in downtown Reno just told me that, "This is a Republican stronghold. Has been for 150 years. But no matter how people feel about Bush around here, the general consensus is that it's time to get rid of DICK CHENEY." Interesting. "Cheney was in Sparks the other day. I figure they only send him to the states where they are losing. Bush was in Ohio this morning. As soon as they think they are losing, they start pounding the area." Apparently Nevada is taking a pounding from Bush/Cheney.

Democracy in action, America at its best!

From Ed: bin Ladin's evil scheme to win the "War on Terror" by bankrupting America seems to be working -- thanks to our George:

Monday, November 01, 2004

New Prediction: "Desperate Housewives" will give Bush the boot!

I got a whole new prediction! After watching Good Morning America's segment on the IMMENSE popularity of "Desperate Housewives" today, it suddenly occurred to me. The GOP have systematically created a nation of bored women under house arrest languishing restlessly in the suburbs with only bon bons and Jerry to keep them sane!

It is these women, stuck with crazed midgets and dirty diapers all day instead of having an interesting career that would match their IQ points, that will bust Bush's chops. "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."

Saturday, October 30, 2004

My latest prediction: That Bush will "win" and then be impeached -- if not run out of town on a rail!

Someone just asked me what my latest prediction is. "As of today, who do you think will win on Tuesday?"

My prediction is this: George Bush will win. Why? No-brainer! Even as we speak, members of the George Bush fan club who are willing to do ANYTHING to see that their guy wins have been embedded in positions of influence in every electoral board, registrar of voters' office and secretary of state staff in America. I predict that we will see innumerable election dirty tricks -- from the precinct levels on up; not to mention Diebold data manipulations, corporate welfare's huge contributions, Sinclair's misrepresentations, the misleading swift boat/wolf ads, a partisan Supreme Court, etc. Bush will win again but, like in 2000, it will be another coup.

Then what happens? There are two possible scenarios.

1. George Bush will continue doing what he does best -- fouling up, making mistakes, mismanaging and siphoning out government funds to his Swiss bank account (okay okay, I'll be modern -- to his Cayman bank accounts) so badly that he will be impeached by popular demand -- if not run out of town on a rail. Tarring and feathering is a possibility.

2. Americans will continue to put up with the neo-con stumbling, bumbling and greed. As Roz Hill is fond of saying, Americans tend to be like fleas. "You put them in a jar with a lid and they hit their heads on the lid so many times that they stop trying to jump past a certain height." Or words to that effect. Like fleas -- or sheep -- Americans will settle down to accepting the end of the Grand Experiment and the beginning of becoming just another part of the Third World.

But if most of America follows Scenario Two, what will the rest of us -- the unlucky ones who are not addicted to Limbaugh and Fox -- what will we do? Move to Ireland or Peru? Take to the streets? Pray a lot? Renew our subscriptions to AOL and cable? WHAT CAN WE DO?

What can I do?

Before Diebold, Florida, et al., Americans went to the polls to express their opinions or let their Congressional representatives do it for them. Slowly but surely -- through new poll laws, voting irregularities, disenfranchisements, "misplaced" registration requests, media firewalls and just plain brainwashing -- the Bush/Rove group have removed that option. For whatever reason, ballots cast at our local precinct no longer seem to count. But REAL Americans will still want to vote. We are used to voting. WE LIKE to vote. And if no other recourse is available to us, we will vote with our feet.

The thing I hate most about Bush and the neo-con group is that they are herding Americans toward the edge of the cliff -- the same way that they have herded people in the Middle East these past years -- where non-violent protests and negotiations are ignored and only violent resistance is paid attention to. I DON'T WANT TO BECOME A GUERRILLA. But that seems to be the only action that the Bush group seems to notice and understand. As people in various countries dealing with Bush have found out the hard way, negotiations and non-violent actions and trips to Washington and the UN are ignored -- and body counts are the only things that neo-cons seem to pay attention to. That's sad.

If the Bush group continues to try to reduce our great country to gulags and little bands of guerrillas -- think El Salvador in the 1980s -- they will have a lot of 'splainin' to do. To America, to the world, to the Higher Court in heaven and TO ME. Humph.

That's all the predictions I got time for today. Sorry. Gotta go. I'm busy sewing on my daughter's Halloween costume.

And what am I going to be for Halloween? I think I'll save my urban guerrilla costume for next year. This year I plan to go trick-or-treating as PRESIDENT John Kerry. My bad. I still have hope.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

I want REAL hope: That when gas costs $46 a gallon, America will still shine...

The future scares me. I want reassurance.

"Yes, you will always have a charge card and, yes, there will always be a mall." I get that reassurance all the time but that's not the reassurance that I need. I'm not a fool. I know that we can't go on spending the earth's resources and living on peak oil forever. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN AFTER IT'S GONE!.

This is the reassurance that I crave: "No matter what happens with regard to your material circumstances, your life will have purpose and meaning." That's what I want to hear! "When peak oil runs out and our 100 years of mindless consuming catches up with us and we are living by candlelight and cooking venison over a wood fire, life will still be IMPORTANT and HOPEFUL and...." That's it! That's what I need!

And there is no one who is telling me that -- except possibly my priest.

The scariest movie ever made is not "Dawn of the Dead" or anything with Freddie Kruger in it. The scariest movie ever made is "The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream" wherein the fast-approaching end of oil is documented extensively. Watch it if you dare! But don't watch it alone. You'll have nightmares.

There are big changes coming up in our world -- even as soon as in the next five years -- no matter who gets elected or who gets bombed, blown up or shot. And we must start preparing for them NOW. What will life be like when the inevitable happens and we have to live more realistically?

I want to know what kind of person I will be when I am stripped of all my "things". Will I still be kind and loving and good -- and free?

The Indians of the high plains had nothing but what they could carry from site to site yet they were men and women of courage and meaning.

Before they were overrun by the Communist Chinese, Tibetans lived simply -- even without ELECTRICITY -- yet they are legendary as being one of highest civilizations ever made. Why were they so great? Because they governed their lives by one simple question which they asked themselves constantly -- "If I do thus and so, will it be of the highest benefit to the most sentient beings? What can I do to help those around me?" As a result of their concern and care for others and, despite Communist propaganda to the contrary, pre-invasion Tibet, not Disneyland, was the happiest place on earth.

Pictures of a future world: Us, like mice, scurrying from war to war; vultures searching for prey.

Us, like heroes, building the most important civilization the world has ever known -- constructing it on the building blocks of the glorification of all that is good within the human spirit and soul.

Pictures of a future world: What is REALLY important? In the future, will America shine? We must, like a child who finally outgrows the Terrible Twos, turn to better things. It is time for Americans to stop squabbling with the world, stop childishly playing "cowboys" and finally become adults.

"Bring it on" is no longer an option. We can no longer solve our environmental problems by killing "redskins". And if one more person says to me, "Tell that to Al Qaeda," I too will start to get juvenile! 50 years of US/British failed "cowboy" tactics in the Middle East CREATED Al Qaeda. Duh.

Give me a future that is real. Please.

Order the scariest movie ever made:

From Nigel: On Bush's watch, a staggering amount of American jobs were lost.

From Me: I wrote a book many years ago, entitled "Pictures of a Future World". It was about an Indian tribe who accidentally became immortal and witnessed millennia of man's inhumanity to man -- until Homo Sapiens managed to kill all of themselves off. When I wrote it, I had assumed that it was a novel.

Just in time for Hallowe'en: Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue!

From Maureen Dowd: OP-ED COLUMNIST
White House of HorrorsBy MAUREEN DOWDDetermined to throw a good scare into the Arab world, the vice president ended up scaring up the swarm of jihadist evil spirits he had conjured.

It's time for our military to stop acting like bandits holding up the convenience stores of the world for oil.

Press Release: I'm still trying to rescue my daughter's friend "Jordan" from one of those "Behavior Modification" programs out in the Utah desert. Someone else in my same postition has filed a Habeas Corpus writ to try to get another child released from one of these programs on the basis that the child is behing held in involuntary servitude in violation of the 14th Amendment. The hearing is in federal court next week. If the writ is granted, it will mean that non-guardians can have input into whether or not chidren can be carted away to boot camps by their parents with no repercussions from the community. (See Feldman v. Youth Care of Utah et al, Case No.: 2:04-CV-00933PGC)

Good Morning America is doing a segment on the Feldman case. Somebody want to do a segment on Jordan too? 100 years after adult involuntary servitude was elimintated, it's time we eliminate child involuntary servitude as well! Oprah! 60 Mintues! Jerry! Do you hear me! Give me a call. E-mail me.

From Patrick: Fossil fuel may not require fossils, as the pressure of deep Earth has been found capable of creating hydrocarbons from inorganic matter.

From Studio Ron re the price of gas: Iraq war:.. dollar vs euro? ... we have seen the price of gas rise to all time highs.
Don Knotts is Dubya-like...funny how Knotts' whacky character fits Dubya to a tee.

How low can Republicans stoop in this election: I just heard that Repubs are e-mailing the following ABSOLUTE LIE to their lists:
"Living in a heavily populated military area, we just received word that Kerry's group with Kerry's approval has been calling families of military members serving in Iraq and telling them that their loved one there is dead. They wait a while and then tell them that's what will happen if they vote for Bush." Kerry is NOT doing this!!!! How low can Republicans stoop? Pretty damn low apparently. (Repubs must be really desperate.)

From Vee Brown: We've probably already read "A day in the life of Joe Republican" but it is STILL the issue:

Joe has to pay his Fannie Mae-underwritten mortgage and his below-market federal student loan because some elitist liberal decided that Joe and the government would be better off if he was educated and earned more money over his lifetime.

After work this evening, Joe plans to visit his father at his farm home in the country. He gets in his car for the drive. His car is among the safest in the world because some America-hating liberal fought for car safety standards.

He arrives at his boyhood home. His was the third generation to live in the house financed by Farmers' Home Administration because bankers didn't want to make rural loans. The house didn't have electricity until some big-government liberal stuck his nose where it didn't belong and demanded rural electrification.

Joe is happy to see his father, who is now retired and lives on Social Security and a union pension because some wine-drinking, cheese-eating liberal made sure he could take care of himself so Joe wouldn't have to.

Joe gets back in his car for the ride home, and turns on a radio talk show. The radio host keeps saying that liberals are bad and conservatives are good. He doesn't mention that the beloved Republicans have fought against every protection and benefit Joe enjoys throughout his day.

Saturday, October 23, 2004

No Child "Left Behind": Code words for a children's cookbook?

Part 1: Recruiting for the "Trib Force"

Remember that Twilight Zone episode where the aliens arrived on Earth and presented our leaders with this glorious plan for the planet entitled "How to Serve Man". Well. In the final scene, "How to Serve Man" turns out to be a COOKBOOK!

For those of you familiar with the "Left Behind" series of books dealing with cult Christian longings for Armageddon, you will immediately recognize no child "Left Behind" as code words too.

According to, the plot of the "Left Behind" series is basically that, "Passengers aboard a Boeing 747 en route to Europe disappear. Instantly. Nothing remains except their rumpled piles of clothes, jewelry, fillings, surgical pins, and the like. All over the world, in a flash, cars are left unmanned. Terror and chaos continues worldwide as the cataclysm unfolds. For those left behind, the apocalypse has just begun."

The book series goes on to describe what happens next. We who are left get stuck in "The Tribulation," a down-and-dirty war where life for the average American begins to resemble Fallugah and our children are brainwashed into fighting to the death for "Jesus".

In the series' children's books, the heroes are told that killing and killing and killing is the only way to worship God. Should they have doubts about this ACTUALLY being the will of a loving Jesus, they are immediately set straight! "Judd, Vicki, Lionel, and Ryan have decisions to make. Will they accept Christ's forgiveness, or will they blame God for abandoning them and taking away their families?" Sounds like a neo-con push-poll, doesn't it.

The future that "born again" George Bush and his friends have in store for us and our children is endless war. Are we fighting for Jesus? Hardly. We are fighting so that rich men like Bush and Cheney can get richer. The whole Jesus con is a trick with smoke and mirrors. It is a cookbook designed for us -- and for our children.

Neo-cons and cult Christians are embracing the idea of boot camps for children in a big way. They appear to think that it's a good idea to have a supply of fresh meat available to the "Trib Force" -- brainwashed new recruits all psyched up for "Endless War".

"What exactly," your next question may be, "are these kiddie boot camps like?" Aside from being training grounds for future cannon fodder, they are prototypes of what life will be like during The Tribulation -- stark and hard places where no love is ever shown. One children's boot camp in Florida run by neo-con "Christians" has been accused of torture, rape and starvation. Images of Abu Ghraib come to mind.

Are these camps toughening our children up for when they miss The Rapture and have to stew in the cauldron of The Tribulation? You bet.

Part 2: Throw-away Children

Another sad thing about the new "send your child off to boot camp" movement is that it is creating a whole new generation of "throw-away children". Tired of being a parent? Buy your way out.

Affluent adults are now sending their children off to the Utah desert or the swamps of Florida as a response to normal everyday-life parent-child situations. Twenty years ago, if Junior broke the crockery, he would have been sent to his room. Now he is tortured and starved instead.

My daughter's friend "Jordan" recently disappeared down the rabbit hole to boot camp. We just found out that he will be there until he turns 18 -- THREE MORE YEARS. What kind of a person will he be when he gets out? One cannot even begin to imagine.

So much for happy teenage years. There will be no football games and proms for these throw-away kids. According to other teen boot camp survivors, "Jordan" will be lucky if he returns with his sanity intact -- not to mention the nightmares.

The new "Throw Away" concept of parenting: If a robust energetic enthusiastic boy is being a bother and the Ritalin isn't working, send him off to boot camp.

When I was a kid, we had girls in our school who would disappear -- allegedly to "visit relatives" for eight or nine months. They would always come back looking older and sadder.

Now it is our boys who disappear and come back looking older and sadder. Whenever a boy re-appears at my daughter's school with that "deer in the headlights" look in his eyes, we know there has been a boot camp involved. And that this child had not been "Left Behind" either.

Part 3: Send a letter to Jesse

Want to help? Please send a letter to a boy stuck in "Wilderness Therapy". His name is Jesse Collins Zipperman and he is at the Aspen Achievement Academy in Loa, Utah. Tell him the gossip, chit-chat about the weather and sign it Aunt or Uncle Your-Name-Here (Be aware that all mail is heavily censored). We just got a letter from Jesse; he is truly miserable and could use some cheering up! Address: Aspen Achievement Academy, Loa, Utah 84747. Or fax it to 435-836-2452 or 435-836-2477. Or e-mail him at He's somewhere near Zion National Park. Take a vacation. Go try to visit him.


International Survivors Action Committee: Thousands of children are currently in privately owned "behavior modification" programs. Unfortunately, the "treatment" offered at some of these programs could be considered child abuse.

Kids end up in behavior modification programs, boot camps, wilderness camps, and drug rehabs for all kinds of reasons..... For the kids who end up in a harsh, abusive program, it can be the beginning of a life-long battle with nightmares, depression, rage, and thoughts of suicide.

Great new book: Iraq, Inc. A Profitable Occupation. "Pratap Chatterjee takes us into the fast-spinning revolving door between the government officials who attacked Iraq and the corporations who have profited so handsomely from the war. A powerful combination of investigative research and on-the-ground reporting, Iraq, Inc. is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what has really gone wrong in Iraq." — Naomi Klein, author No Logo, columnist The Nation

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Prediction: When Bush loses there will be MAJOR document shredding at the White House

How do you delete a hard drive? Karl Rove had better find out fast!

He should call up Richard Nixon's secretary and ask her how to erase audiotapes too. "You just accidentally hit the erase button with your knee."

When George Bush becomes a lame duck, the only sound you will hear in the West Wing will be the whir of the document shredding machine.

Lists of people who made illegal campaign contributions? Gone.

E-mail wisecracks about the gullibility of right-wing Christians and bad Jesus jokes? "How does Jesus bite his nails...." Deleted.

Taped conversations from the Oval Office? Plans for dirty tricks? "We gotta have a new Pearl Harbor. How does the autumn of 2001 in New York City sound to you?" And "Let's see -- we could run a smear campaign on Dan or Barbra. Nah, we did that before. How about the Pope? Does he have a wife? We could claim that he's a homo...." And "Did we con those buffoons who actually think that a fetus is a baby or what?" And "Outsourcing? Union-busting? How can we get Americans to work for two dollars an hour?" Two dollars a DAY was going to be their optimum goal.

More juicy tapes for the dust bin: "Put that idiot Sharon on the phone! Tell him to stir up more Arabs! Dammit, we aren't here to pamper rugheads. We are here to sell helicopters!" And "Get me those stupid bitches at Concerned Women of America. I need them to do another hatchet job on mothers."

When George Bush is defeated in November, whole warehouses of "Presidential Papers" will suddenly disappear. That paper mache Thanksgiving turkey that Dubya was planning to serve to the guys in Iraq again this year? Tossed -- along with that old "Mission Accomplished" banner. Even the document proving that Laura Bush's chocolate chip cookie recipe was plagiarized from Betty Crocker will be zapped.

CD-ROMS containing evidence of links between Bush and Al Qaeda? Rumsfeld's prison manual for Abu Ghraib? What really happened in Guantanamo? Cheney's under-the-table pipeline to Halliburton? Which five-star hotel in Houston bin Ladin is hiding in? Who now owns our national forests? The kickback records from Enron? The secret lists of how many GIs were REALLY wounded in Iraq? Who actually forged the Niger yellowcake documents? The true CIA WMD reports? Who really outed Valerie Plame? Who now has their hands on the missing Iraq oil billions? Why there is water in our troops' gasoline? The real air safety report from the Wellstone crash? The home movie of Scalia duck hunting with Cheney right before Bush v. Gore was decided? The Diebold reports?

Eeeuuuu. What's that? "How to simulate a flu vaccine shortage." And "How can we turn Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi, a man allegedly dead since March 2004, into the next Hallowe'en terrorist bin Ladin?"

After the 2004 election, there will be a myriad of "sucker lists" and "bagmen lists" and "dirty tricks lists" and "dirty laundry lists" to wash and sort and destroy. Then there's good old John Ashcroft and his endless lists of personal dossiers -- one for every man, woman and child in America. That's a hecka lot of shredding!

George and Rummie and Condie and Karl will have a LOT of shredding to do between November and January.

There is something that the GWB gang plans to save and take good care of, however -- the various lists of all their Swiss bank accounts.


Contaminated fuel:

William Rivers Pitt: "Everyone is insurgent in Iraq"

From Ed: Bush is supposed to protect us from bio-terrorism? He can't even keep us in flu shots!

From Jude: Tom Delay doesn't have to wait until after the election to start shredding documents. He's just been subpoenaed: Let's subpoena Bush too.

From CLG News: It's not nice to hoodwink the Pope!

Somehow our George has gotten the idea in his head that Reagan's torture and death squad policies in El Salvador and Guatamala actually WORKED -- not to mention the Johnson/Nixon torture and death squad policies in Southeast Asia. Bush thinks that we should continue these policies in the Middle East too. Yeah, right. South America -- and Southeast Asia too -- now either hate us or ignore us. And that will be what the Middle East will be like in ten years too -- if we are lucky.

Is George Bush the Anti-Christ? Seems to me that God could come up with a better Anti-Christ than him. If he is the Anti-Christ, Dubya is the most shabby and incompetent AC we ever had! Can you imagine an Anti-Christ who had to wear a wire at the debates because he couldn't even remember his lines? We deserve a better Anti-Christ than that! You could buy a better Anti-Christ than that at Wal-Mart. Humph.