I am wishing my American friends a joyful, over-fed lazy day in your
back-yards, at your pools, making burnt offerings on you BBQ's.
My sister, my 3 nieces and one nephew, with their children are all
celebrating a day off, with pay.
I sure enjoyed Canada Day, just this last Sunday.
I also reflected on my freedom being eroded, bit by bit.
I also reflected on my friends' freedoms, south of the border, being
taken away from them by leaps and bounds.
When will you guys have a press again which isn't afraid to tell the
truth? One that isn't owned by GE or Time Warner? One that isn't
bamboozled into being political shills for the election-campaign
Libby (Liebowitz) being 'excused' was another example of the
pre-Iranian-invasion arrogance, rivaling the 1936 mood in pre-WW2 Europe.
You see, Bush doesn't give a fuck.
He knows that nobody has any balls left to stand up to him and his
power-grab. He's laughing at all of you: Dem's and GOP's alike.
Don't expect any changes on 2008... there likely won't BE any elections
Have a nice day...especially when you're singing about the rockets' red
r----> who is shaking his head in disbelief.
As am I - at your post.
Your views on politics are your own - many share them. Nonetheless, I
don't see the benefit in sucking people into your political post on
the pretense of a holiday greeting. That's simply poor manners. And
yes, I do expect more from you.
Can we look forward to your post around Christmas time when you stir
up things about religion?
Goodness...gracious... are you guys now taught to turn over any and
"It's a TRAP!!!" Rob wishes us a happy holiday...and uses it as a
diversion to stick a needle into us!!!! See how fricking paranoid you
<snip of some depressing views of current reality>
Thank you for the greetings, friend.
I, too, find that I cannot stomach the evening news, and so I ignore it as
far as possible.
Somehow, I find it to ever have been so - that there are those who grab
power, and refuse, or try to refuse, to give it back.
Will it improve? I don't know. Over time, things have improved, if viewed
with sufficient perspective. My kids and grandkids have a chore in front
of them. But then, so did my parents and grandparents.
But we will enjoy the Fourth here in California, hoping that we don't start
another massive fire with the pyrotechnics!
To the beach this afternoon!
> I, too, find that I cannot stomach the evening news, and so I
ignore it as
> far as possible.
Last night was a rerun on the Tonight Show, but still interesting.
Had Miss America of 1944, a no nonsense woman from Kentucky, on the show.
Leno, in the process of interviewing her, asked her opinion of Bush.
Here response was along the lines of, "Spoiled rich brat who ought to
be turned over somebody's knee and spanked".
Didn't think much of the bunch running in 2008 either.
Somehow, doesn't surprise me.
This is also a gal who knows how to shoot out a tire to keep some
thieves from getting away while waiting for the sheriff to arrive.
Now, now r, don't hold us hostage for our idiots. I am a fiscal
conservative, but hat doesn't mean that I agree with GW or his
And as far as Libby goes, he didn't out the now "glamorous" Ms.
Plame who now has an agent, a book deal and a possible movie in the
works. BUT, he DID break the laws he was convicted of, so he should
do his part in the can. He was duly tried, duly convicted, and so it
should be adios to his ass.
However, like many here, we weren't asked. My phone never rang once
nor did the phones of the yardbirds I hang with. This commutation was
done without my council or approval. NO ONE I KNOW approves of this
These things happen when our leaders have little or no sense of
integrity or value. I submit the our current and last presidents as
great examples of that. Look at the people our last old horn dog pres
pardoned completely on his last day... inexcusable.
But we elected them, right or wrong. So we bear the full
responsibility of what we did.
But good sir, you may indeed not be far behind:
When others know more about how your country works than you do, when
the standards and laws that govern your country are not known by their
natural citizens, it becomes a breeding ground for the disease that
rules US politics.
(Who is so glad he didn't post anything deliberately critical or
inflammatory about Canada on her fine day of national pride)
It was done to give the Democrats an opportunity to make a self righteous
statement of how good they are. Do you think Clinton would have let his guy
hang under the same circumstances? Or any politician, for that matter.
Anyone that was surprised by the pardon is too naive to be allowed to vote
in the next election.
Wearin' her perfume, Chanel No. 5
Got to be the finest girl alive
She walks real cool, catches everybody's eye
She's got such good lovin' that they can't say goodbye
Not too skinny, she's not too fat
She's a real humdinger and I like it like that
She's the devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress,
Devil with the blue dress on
Devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress,
Devil with the blue dress on
Suspending the constitution would require military support, Rumsfeld's
arrogance made sure that Bush only gets "official" military support
due his office. Your press is as skewed as ours remember.
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| I am wishing my American friends a joyful, over-fed lazy day in your
| back-yards, at your pools, making burnt offerings on you BBQ's.
Thanks for your good wishes.
| My sister, my 3 nieces and one nephew, with their children are all
| celebrating a day off, with pay.
| I sure enjoyed Canada Day, just this last Sunday.
| I also reflected on my freedom being eroded, bit by bit.
| I also reflected on my friends' freedoms, south of the border, being
| taken away from them by leaps and bounds.
It sounds like it might be worth reminding you that freedom comes from
within. It can neither be given nor taken by someone else. May you
always have the courage to say "No" and /mean/ it - and may you have a
life filled with joyful affirmation.
| When will you guys have a press again which isn't afraid to tell the
| truth? One that isn't owned by GE or Time Warner? One that isn't
| bamboozled into being political shills for the election-campaign
Who knows - true courage has never been in oversupply. "pork barrel",
"pandering", "influence peddling", and "favor seeking" aren't new
concepts. You talk as if these problems were new - they're not.
| Libby (Liebowitz) being 'excused' was another example of the
| pre-Iranian-invasion arrogance, rivaling the 1936 mood in pre-WW2
Is this news in Canukistan? You're a bit behind the curve on this one.
Commutation for Scooter isn't the real scandal, it'll be the last
minute pardon for Shooter.
| You see, Bush doesn't give a fuck.
| He knows that nobody has any balls left to stand up to him and his
| power-grab. He's laughing at all of you: Dem's and GOP's alike.
| Don't expect any changes on 2008... there likely won't BE any
| elections anyway.
Now you're talking nonsense, and you're selling your friends short -
very short indeed.
| Have a nice day...especially when you're singing about the rockets'
| red glare.
Heh! If I were to sing, then you'd best be glad that I'm not where you
can hear me :-D
DeSoto, Iowa USA
This is a mockery of the US judicial system. Can't believe a
president would do this. Reminds me of the OJ Simpson trial.
No fireworks here. The city forgot to get a state-certified
pyrotechnics engineer so the traditional 10pm display had to be
cancelled. But, I'm looking forward to the backyard BBQ and beer.
Happy 4th to all.
Nothing new under the sun ... Bush has a way to go (but he still has time).
In the Presidential Pardon game you can be verily judged by the sleaze bags
Here's Clinton's in just his last few days:
John Quincy Adams183
Martin Van Buren168
William H. Harrison0
James K. Polk268
Ulysses S. Grant1332
Rutherford B. Hayes893
Grover Cleveland *1107
William McKinley *918
Theodore Roosevelt *981
William H. Taft758
Warren G. Harding800
Franklin D. Roosevelt3687
Harry S. Truman2044
Dwight D. Eisenhower1157
John F. Kennedy575
Lyndon B. Johnson1187
I contend that this is new.
How may presidents in your list commuted the sentence of someone who
was supposed to go to jail within a matter of days after being denied
bail while awaiting an appeal?
My guess is none of them.
How many presidents in your list pardoned (or commuted the sentence
of) someone who's case was still active and under appeal?
My guess is none of them.
Libby's crime is fairly minor compared to those committed by some who
have been pardoned by previous presidents. The problem is that the
way it was handled (and the timing) makes some of us believe that this
is simply another instance of the President protecting his
administration and his Vice President. I think it has very little to
do with Libby.
Everyone expected Libby would be pardoned. I guess we just thought
GW would be a little more subtle about it.
Sadly, Dubya's pardon list may actually be the highlight of his
Hard to say but it took balls to do so. The political fall out was probably
not a factor as it was in the others. I assure you that the other pardons
would have taken place immediately had there been no chance of political
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