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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Does it Matter ?

So in this new month I will turn yet even older. I am still fighting battles that should have never started to begin with, still in the same place I have been all year ...

It's a cycle in life. Perhaps you fight battles over and over again untill you get it right.

Perhaps I'll just end up either not around at all or starting completely over ...

In other words ... no updates really as to when I'll be back to regular news delivery ... if ever.

Friday, May 26, 2006

A movie that could make a difference

A movie that could make a difference, or thats what it's being called in circulating e-mails, and websites, etc.

Al Gore has put out another movie about so called global warming and the doomsday we (read into that - Republicans) are causing. (And it's no accident it comes out during an election cycle).

The movie? "An Inconvenient Truth"

Problem is ... it's from a crazy lunatic - believes in the false premise of global warming - I scream like a madman and spew out lies when speech making -

Al Gore

He made another one awhile back ... 'the day after tomorrow" or something like that.

iI's all doomsday, we're destroying the world B.S. based on false science that has already been disproven. (As facts show ... the planet is actually COOLING.)

Let's look a second at the 'global warming theory. The Earth has (scientifically proven) warming and cooling cycles. These cycles are actually minimal i.e. 1/2 to 1 degree variance +/- from cycle to cycle. The global warming doomsday people are looking at a 100 year window and the rise of average temperature of 1/2 a degree (sound familiar?).

Now let's examine the method. A 100 year window of a planet that's millions of years old ... That would be like measuring the speed of a car entering the highway. OH NO ... it went from 10 mph to 60 mph in 1/4 mile !!! At that rate it will be going 1000 mph in a mile !!!

In other words ... there are other factors that the global warming people and so called scientists ignore. Like the car ... the variance can and will level off and eventually go into the downward cycle.

I found Al Gore's speech in '04 in New York to be very telling ... it was the COLDEST day ever recorded for NY, and he's screaming about global warming and the bad Republicans causing it.

Even his explanation when asked shows his ignorance. Even a middle school student should look at him and laugh at his stupidity. He says, "These record cold temperatures are caused by global warming". What? He thinks people are stupid and will believe anything they're told. Sad thing is ... there are a lot of smart people out there believing whatever they're told.

Let me throw in a little logic to one of the global warming premises. They claim that it will melt the polar ice caps, cause havoc with the oceans, causing terrible flooding and tidal waves (as in 'the day after tomorrow').

Do your own "scientific experiment". Fill a glass with ice ... fill the glass with water ... up to 1/8" of the top of the glass. Sit the glass on the middle of a table - be sure to place towels under it for when the ice melts and (overflows?) ... well ... that's the point ... don't bother with the towels because the level will NOT change when the ice melts. It's called "displacement". Another 'experiment' to back this up would be similar. Make another glass as before. Take a second IDENTICAL glass and pour the water only (strain) into it leaving just the ice in the first glass. You will see that the actual water amount is NOT filling the glass and that when the melted ice in the 1st glass is compared to it it would NOT over fill the 2nd glass if poured into it.The global warming theory on this is disproven again. Our ocean levels are what they are because the ice at the caps already displace water ... if they melt ... the level will NOT change.

This new movie should be ignored, and so should Al Gore himself.

By the way ... his TV 'network' 'current' is a bigger joke and spews out the Liberal Agenda full of lies.

Lack of Postings

Please excuse the lack of recent postings. Once battles are fought and won, I will return to regular news delivery on important issues.

That in mind, I have an article to post today ...

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Oil Companies Record Profits Effect The Economy

What headline makes more sense? "Fuel prices to exceed $3 per gallon this summer", or "World oil reserves at an 8 year high"?

A couple more recent headlines … “Oil companies making record high profits”, and “Oil executive retires with $100 Million bonus”.

With the prices we are paying at the pump you would think that the first headline is true, especially since in most places it has already topped $3 per gallon. The problem here is that the second headline is also true. We have seen both headlines recently.

We are fed the notion that the root cause of the high gas prices is based on supply and demand, but in real life economics the second headline would cancel out the first due to the supply and demand the oil companies claim as their price basis. If the supply is so great that the demand is not using it up then in a real world market the cost goes down. That's basic economics.

Basic economics is one thing, but what about the advanced economics of this issue? What about the "unintended consequences"?

That’s why I chose the above cartoon for this post. I am pointing out here the dangers to not just our economy, but for each of us as citizens living in this economy.

We live on fuel; use fuel in manufacturing, product delivery, product storage, and living life (as in cooking, heating, hot water, driving to and from work, etc.). There are many uses of fuel in America.

When fuel prices rise, so do the costs of doing business, which can lead to companies cutting back workers to cover these added expenses. People become unemployed, no one is hiring, and the economy goes bust.

What about the "unintended consequences" from the consumer/worker point of view?

When the cost of living rises, (i.e.: fuel to go to and from work, cost of necessary products going up, electricity up 12% already, etc.), what are the fallouts? We have already seen stories in the news of people going to pawn shops to get gas money to get to work.

Most homes live on a budget, and most are tight … some barely make it. The companies they work for are seeing increasing costs so raises are out … be glad the job isn’t gone … yet. So what happens?

Budget cuts, and not the congressional kind where they say that next month we’ll spend $20 billion more instead of $21 billion more so that’s a cut.

You have to buy gas to get back and forth to work, you have to pay the electric what they want or it’s cut off. There are many “have to’s”, and even though you can cut back usage … that’s minimal to the overall budget effect with these types of increases.

Examples? Sure … A $400 electric bill just became $450 (+$50), a $100 gasoline budget just became $175 (+75), (or in my case $300 just became $525 / +$225). Just there alone is an increase to the average household of $125. “Cutting back” MAY save $25? Less? What to do about the other $100 in budget increase …

Maybe you just don’t buy food and use that money for gas, maybe you let the electric be turned off and buy gas with that money, maybe you sell everything you worked to get over the years until you run out of “stuff” … if it has any value … if you have anything of value that is.

You hear constantly the ideas, usually by people with plenty of money anyways, like buy a more fuel efficient car – drive less – car pool – public transportation … etc. Here’s a news flash, not everyone can afford to ADD costs to their already over extended budget, some people cannot car pool, use public transportation or drive less.

Some people are just trying to get by on what they make, see more of it taken from them, and get mad at the record profits the oil companies are making while they do without.

Are the oil companies trying to bring down the American and the American economy on purpose?

Now don’t get me wrong here, I believe in Capitalism. I believe that businesses are in business to make profit. I hear the argument about how the oil companies were making less profit at $10 per barrel oil and no one was complaining it was low profit … BUT … it WAS a profit!

Our complaint is that they chose to take rising prices and raise them more while they could to obtain RECORD PROFITS. If their profit wasn’t good enough at $1 per gallon, then why wasn’t it $1.03 THEN? That would have been the same billions in additional profit then as it is now with the added $1 + per gallon excess.(Without busting the average Americans budget into bankrupcy).

“The profits were low so we couldn’t afford to build refineries” … BULLEVERY business makes whatever profit the market allows and expands AS THEY CAN … save up for it … take loans (and with no government grants to do it with usually too!)

(updated thought: No new refineries have been built in over 30+ years. Can you honestly tell me that over all that time the profits haven't been there to have paid for them already? What percentage of the past 30+ years profits would that have been? Why do oil companies apparently think they do NOT have to reinvest their profits, like every other business, but wait and one day the government will do it with our tax dollars?)

No collusion? BULL! … I dare you to go to Wal-mart, Sears, JC Penney, K-mart, etc. etc. etc. and compare prices on pants, milk, cereal, whatever … and I guaranty you they will NOT be exactly the same prices … to the tenth of a cent like 4 gas stations from 4 different companies on the same corner.

Guess what … these oil companies buy their oil in a fluctuating market where one company buys it cheaper the day before the other … have different refining costs, operating costs, overhead costs … yet they will all charge the EXACT SAME TO THE TENTH OF A PENNY AT THE PUMP? THAT’S NOT COLLUSION?

Collusion Defined:

collusion takes place within an industry when rival companies cooperate for their mutual benefit. Collusion most often takes place within the market form of oligopoly, where the decision of a few firms to collude can significantly impact the market as a whole.

Practices that facilitate tacit collusion include:
Uniform prices
A penalty for price discounts
Advance notice of price changes
Information exchanges
Swaps and exchanges
Price fixing


Seems pretty clear to me.

So the oil companies make record profits, Americans do without or lose everything they have, and eventually the economy goes bust.

I hope the oil companies enjoy the money while they got it because there’s one more “unintended circumstance” they apparently are not thinking about.

When American get mad, they unite … and we’re not stupid.

And most importantly … when people cannot afford anything, much less gas … they sure aren’t buying gas, especially if they lost their job due to cutbacks or not being able to get there anymore …

No income … no buying gas … no more record profits … if any

They may price themselves out of business …

Anyone know where I can buy a horse and buggy cheap ?



(Why is gas the only petroleum product doubling in cost anyways? In fact ... the only one rising at all.)

UPDATE: President Bush has ordered a probe into the gas prices.

President Bush is ordering an investigation into whether the price of gasoline has been illegally manipulated, his spokesman said Monday.

During the last few days, Bush asked his Energy and Justice departments to open inquiries into possible cheating in the gasoline markets.

McClellan said Bush also will announce that his attorney general and Federal Trade Commission will send a letter to all 50 state attorneys general, who have primary authority over price gouging, to remind them to stay on top of the issue and offer federal help to do so. And he will call on energy companies to reinvest their profits into expanding refining capacity, developing new technologies and researching alternative energy sources.


"I think you'll hear the president say very clearly that he will not tolerate price gouging," McClellan said.

Repeating the above added thought, ...

No new refineries have been built in over 30+ years. Can you honestly tell me that over all that time the profits haven't been there to have paid for them already? What percentage of the past 30+ years profits would that have been?

Why do oil companies apparently think they do NOT have to reinvest their profits, like every other business, but wait and one day the government will do it with our tax dollars?

Sunday, April 09, 2006

"Protests"? No ... INVASION!!!


In Dallas and across the country today are many planned "protests". Here is what they want in case you haven't been following along.

They are not looking for 'equal treatment'. If they wanted that they would stay in Mexico where their constitution gives them preferential treatment.

They are not looking for 'jobs Americans will not do". They only fill 4.1% of those 'jobs' at this point already.

They are not looking to pay taxes, assimilate into the American melting pot, or be your neighbor.

They want to invade and conquer !!! Groups like LULAC, La Raza (TRANSLATE: The Race), and such are playing the race card for all it’s worth because they also believe in “Atzlan”.

What is ‘Atzlan”? That is discussed
here and here, but in short it is the dissection of America.

Now one might ask … do we really need California? With the liberal agenda pushing regurgitations coming from Hollywood, Berkley, San Francisco, etc. you could make a valid argument to let mexico have it back … if they ONLY wanted that, but they want much more.

Let's review one portion of a previous post.




The Adams-Onís Treaty of 1819, a historic agreement between the United States and Spain that settled a border dispute in North America between the two nations.

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. -

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was the peace treaty that ended the Mexican-American War (1846–1848). The treaty provided for the Mexican Cession, in which Mexico ceded 525,000 square miles to the United States in exchange for $20 million (the same as was offered for the territory prior to the war). The United States also agreed to take over $3.25 million in debts Mexico owed to American citizens.

The cession included parts of the modern-day U.S. states of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Wyoming, as well as the whole of California, Nevada, and Utah.

The remaining parts of what are today the states of Arizona and New Mexico were later ceded under the 1853 Gadsden Purchase ($10 million).The cession of this territory from Mexico was a condition for the end of the war.

The treaty also specified the Texas-Mexican border as being at the Rio Grande.




These “protesters” want war, to invade, to conquer America … The sad part is, our elected leaders are helping them do it.



Friday, April 07, 2006

Pro American Rally Cancelled? See Ankarlo


So what do we CITIZENS of AMERICA (not atzlan as pictured) do to be heard?

Darrell Ankarlo of KLIF is still arranging plans. Visit his website and sign up for his newsletter to receive updates.

In the meantime, I have a proposal.

During the 'protest' rallies planned by the illegals and their supporters the businesses, that are breaking the law by providing them jobs, will be either very short handed or closed.

Part of this illegal immigrant problem is the demand. Let's cut the demand.

I propose that while these law breaking businesses become apparent we formulate a list of these businesses ...

so we all know where NOT to spend our money from now on.


Check back often for updates.

Recent Events

Cynthia McKinney has 'apologized' ... for assaulting a federal police officer who was doing his job, then appearing on every media outlet available to claim "racial profiling". Well, maybe not, but ... she apologized for something in her statement ... I think. (I can't help but wonder why she isn't talking to the media in an orange jumpsuit) ...

She is correct, however, in that the security of the House and Senate should NOT rely on a pin and ID ... I propose that ALL persons entering the capitol buildings wait in line and go through security ... especially the house and senate members. That is the only way to assure the officers saftey and to avoid any 'racial profiling' in the future.

Scooter Libby testified that President Bush approved leaks to the press. He sure did, and as President he is legally able to de-classify information and let it out ... to bad the leaks in question have nothing to do with the reason Mr. Libby is testifying even though the liberal media headlines have you thinking otherwise.

The Senate has sold out America with the illegal immigration bill they 'compromised' on.

Illegal immigrants here more than five years could work for six years and apply for legal permanent residency without having to leave the country. Those here two years to five years would have to go to border entry points sometime in next three years, but could immediately return as temporary workers. Those here less than two years would have to leave and wait in line for visas to return.

In translation that means the longer you broke the law by being here - the more you're going to be rewarded. This is stinking amnesty ... and it stinks.

Do they really believe that illegal immigrants are going to knock on INS/ICE door and announce they are illegal and need to be deported back?

We were sold out by a bunch of panty waisted idiots who are more concerned with a handful of illegals "protesting", (and at least half those asked can't tell you what they're 'protesting' ... just that they get to skip school), than with the millions of citizens who have spoke out against ANY form of amnesty.

Thanks for the sell out senators ... especially senator clinton who it was discovered that her chauffer is an illegal.

Massachussetts is passing a law to mandate health insurance. If you do not have it you better get it or you will be heavily fined. I wonder how much the insurance lobby paid to get this nice chunk of guaranteed extra business ... and it may be coming to YOUR state soon. Many are considering it, (meaning many are being 'lobbied' by the insurance lobbists).

Al Gore is a wack job !

more to come ...

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Illegal Alien Solution


Let's face it, there is going to be some sort of stinking amnesty given by our elected leaders because they are afraid of losing the hispanic vote. After all, we all know that they are not really there to serve our best interests, but their own ... and whatever lobbyist has the best handout today.

Our best bet is to evaluate the situation and find the solution.

These Illegals drag DOWN the economy ... not prop it up - as claimed. With the illegals consistently undercutting worker salary, Capitalism, as it is intended to work, fails.

These Illegals are a strain on the socialist government programs that our elected officials have made law over the last several decades. Medical, educational, monetary benefits are drawn against without any input from the illegal population.

The claim “they pay taxes” is a farce. At best an illegal works under a false social security number where taxes are actually deducted from his wages, yet with most claiming married and 3 or 4 to infinite dependants the monetary deduction is minimal. Then using that fake social security number they in turn file for a refund and receive a nice bonus from yet another socialist program from our government. Refund checks of 3 or 4 + thousand dollars while little to none had been deducted throughout the year. They pay taxes? NO … they do not … they RECEIVE yours and my taxes. Our government soaks us for thousands each during the year and then sends us a bill for thousands more on tax day, while we are out begging and hoping to have enough to pay our next bill or put food on the table. That money is taken from you and me and given to these illegals who then go out and live it up … after all, the welfare system is already paying their housing, utilities, giving them food stamps, and so on since “they make so little wages”.

In the meantime you and I continue to struggle without a raise, (if not fired in favor of an illegal ready to do our job for less). In a capitalistic society raises are given, and prices go up. As the cost of living goes up, more raises are given, because profits go up.

The solution? First, no more workers undercutting salary, let capitalism work. If that means having these illegals (a selected few) become “documented workers” then let them work at a competitive salary that will put them on the same playing field you and I am on. Which brings us to point two, NO government handouts paying their way. They will make taxable income on a livable wage with no government freebies, and not receive tax refunds … just like you and I.

Who will the “selected few” I mentioned be? Who decides? Simple … they do. Want to work in America and have a better life?

Criminal record? NO. Living off government programs? NO. Don’t want to learn English? NO. “Protesting” against America? NO. The list is endless, but the goal is to find the ones that came here to WORK for a better life, become Americans, not to live off yours and my dime.

The most important part to the solution, however, is to then secure the border to prevent the unavoidable next wave of illegals ready to undercut the new system. This is what put us in our current position. The Reagan amnesty deal was to allow the 4 million illegals to become citizens, AND secure the border against further invasion. The failure of our government to look after our best interests and actually follow through with securing our border has now allowed 12 – 20 + million more come in. As I have asked before … how many next time?

There cannot be a next time … there shouldn’t have been a this time!

Update:

Many have seen the "Atzlan" signs at these 'protests', but how many realize what 'atzlan' is? Here it is ...









In the words of ted kennedy ... 'Let's just be fay-air' ! (Translate: Let's cave and give our land away)!


More to come …

Saturday, April 01, 2006

America Folding to Special Interests


There is no link to post because for some reason noone seems to be covering this story.

On Friday March 31, 2006, a High School student attending Royce City I.S.D. in Texas was suspended.

Was it drugs? Was it finally a mexican flag waving student being suspended for truancy after walking out of school for four straight days? Was it for something against the schools policies?

NO

It was an average white American boy who after 4 straight days of mexican flag waving and chants for mexico, decided to show some American patriotism ...

He drove to school that morning with American flags mounted on his truck. He arrived, proceeded to put them away in his vehicle, and was promptly ordered to the office and informed he was suspended ...

SUSPENDED FOR FLYING AN AMERICAN FLAG ???

No suspensions for walking out of school or flying a mexican flag ???

The administrator responsible claims that it was threatening to the mexican students. This excuse is unacceptable.

I fully expect the Royce City I.S.D. to promptly suspend every mexican student that walked out, waved mexican flags, carried them around the school halls, etc ...

It is 'threatening' to American students!


This article will be updated as more information becomes available.

"Protesting" Illegal Aliens


Lately there has been an abundance of flags being waved around and celebrated. Rising high on the flagpoles to wave in the wind, patriotism is high.

The only problem is that these flags are MEXICAN flags …


THIS IS THE UNITED STATES!!!

These young kids, many who don’t even know why they are “protesting”, are being led around by the nose by racist groups like “la raza” (Translate: The Race), LULAC, and the like.

These groups want to forget the borders and take American land from America. They say this is the ‘republic del norte’, and claim that they will ‘return these lands to their proper owner – mexico’.

Well let’s just go back in history to what they are talking about shall we?

The Adams-Onís Treaty of 1819, a historic agreement between the United States and Spain that settled a border dispute in North America between the two nations.

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. -

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was the peace treaty that ended the Mexican-American War (1846–1848). The treaty provided for the Mexican Cession, in which Mexico ceded 525,000 square miles to the United States in exchange for $20 million (the same as was offered for the territory prior to the war). The United States also agreed to take over $3.25 million in debts Mexico owed to American citizens.

The cession included parts of the modern-day U.S. states of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Wyoming, as well as the whole of California, Nevada, and Utah. The remaining parts of what are today the states of Arizona and New Mexico were later ceded under the 1853 Gadsden Purchase ($10 million).

The cession of this territory from Mexico was a condition for the end of the war.


The treaty also specified the Texas-Mexican border as being at the Rio Grande.



So these young ‘mexicans’ want these treaties disolved? No problem. Let’s review what that involves.

1. Mexico owes the United States $20 million +$3.25 million (but that would be signifigantly more in todays dollars).

2. Mexico owes the United States $10 million (again significantly more in today’s dollars).

3. The Mexican-American War is officially recommenced.


I ask these young Mexicans … how is Mexico’s air force? Army? How’s the Mexican Navy? Are the Mexican Marines battle ready?

There is no problem here in reality. These young Mexican flag raising, U.S. bashing groups and ‘protesters’ merely need to have the Mexican government send about $1 Billion to the United States, and get their military ready to finish the war they want to resume.

I also wonder how many of them are Incan or Aztec. I mean if you really want to "return land to rightful owners", than these groups need to move to Spain and return Mexico to their proper owners.


In the meantime I would like to point out that I did witness one small group in Greenville, Texas on my way home from work last night. They were a mixed group of young ‘hispanic’ boys and girls.

I was watching them walk down the sidewalk carrying their Mexican flags and signs that read “viva la raza” (Translate: “the race”). I heard their chants of “mexico, mexico, mexico!”

I was thinking how their lives would be if they were in mexico, the land they apparently love so much. I was thinking how ungrateful they were for their opportunities here in America, for their free education that my tax dollars are paying for, the medical programs, assistance programs, and all other benefits that my tax dollars fund that make it possible for them to walk down that sidewalk at all.

Then, just before my head exploded, I saw it … one small cluster of about three kids trailing the others. Three ‘hispanic’ kids walking, talking, ‘protesting’ with the others. Three young ‘hispanic’ kids carrying an American flag and chanting “USA, USA, USA!”

I drove off smiling with a new sense of hope … the hope that some of these kids appreciate what their ancestors gave them by coming here, the opportunities they have … and are becoming Americans to do it.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Immigration Bill

CANCUN, Mexico Trade, security and immigration are some of the topics that will be discussed at a North American summit in Cancun. President Bush arrived in the Mexican resort tonight. He'll meet for two-days with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Vicente Fox.

CAPITOL HILL (AP) _ The Senate has begun formal debate on a bill to overhaul immigration laws. It's debating a measure introduced by Majority Leader Bill Frist. Frist calls the situation along the U-S southern border a serious national security challenge "second only to the war on terror."


And they fiddle while America burns.

NO to ANY AMNESTY (by whatever cute name they want to call it).

They say they want to be fair? Then do to them what happens to you or me when we break a law ... haul them off to JAIL.

They say we left the door open? NO ... they snuck in the bleeping window!

And take that stupid phrase "jobs Americans will not do" and shove it ... 4.1% average across the board is the quantity of illegals filling these jobs.

And here's a news flash ... give them 'legal status' and see how long before they demand higher wages ...then what ? ANOTHER FREAKING WAVE OF MILLIONS OF MORE ILLEGALS !!!

We got this same bleeping song and dance in the 80's with Reagans immigration blunder ... amnesty for the 4 million then close the borders ... DIDN'T HAPPEN DID IT ?

12 MILLION MORE FLOODED ACROSS !!! HOW MANY NEXT TIME ???

120 MILLION ???

Contact your Reps and Senators ... Tell them NO FREAKING WAY !!!


Contact your Senator

Contact your Rep

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Illegal Alien Protests ... On Our Dime

After two days of students walking out of classes to protest proposed changes in federal immigration law, Dallas Independent School District officials said students will face tough punishments if the walkouts continue Wednesday.


How about disipline NOW? One 60 year old woman showed up to counter protest and had to be protected by the police as they hurled curse filled insults, and rocks at her. One even knocked her down (into a police car by the way) and stole her signs reading "this is Texas not mexico".

Can you say ASSAULT? ASSAULT with a weapon? Truancy, etc etc etc ...
But instead of being hauled off to jail these mexican flag waving idiots were carted back to tax funded schools on tax funded buses and i'm sure given a tax funded lunch when they got there.
I have a question ... if freaking mexico is so bleeping great ... why the bleep are they coming here? Why the bleep are the ones here chanting mexico and waving that ugly flag not going freaking home to their beloved mexico?
LEARN ENGLISH ... SHUT THE PIE HOLE ... BECOME AN A M E R I C A N ... OR GO THE BLEEP HOME !!!
Now i'll sit here and wait for someone like 'La Raza" (TRANSLATE: THE RACE) to call me a racist ... well let me answer you now "The Race" ...
POT - KETTLE - BLACK !

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Gouging at the Pump

Oil is so plentiful that OPEC has considered lowering production to avoid crude prices bottoming out. Our fuel reserves are at 5 year record highs, diesel at 40% (definately a 5 year record high).

Yet ... fuel prices have risen $ .50 + in the last week.

I thought the oil companies arguement was the supply and demand thing ... looks like even if demand goes up the supply is still there to keep prices stable.

So we must ask why are the prices up and the rumours are that it will be up an additional $.50+ this summer ...

Isn't this week Spring Break ?

So much for supply and demand ... more like Greed and Gouge

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Media Bias and Spin

Reuters

Rebel attack kills 16 in Iraq town

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Guerrillas attacked the police headquarters and courthouse in the Iraqi town of Miqdadiya on Tuesday, killing at least 16 people and releasing prisoners, police and medical staff said.



Highlights speak for themselves ... guess we know who reuters is cheering for.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Tolerance ... Yah Right!

Afghan Man Faces Death for Allegedly Converting to Christianity


KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan man who allegedly converted from Islam to Christianity is being prosecuted in a Kabul court and could be sentenced to death, a judge said Sunday.

The defendant, Abdul Rahman, was arrested last month after his family went to the police and accused him of becoming a Christian, Judge Ansarullah Mawlavezada told the Associated Press in an interview. Such a conversion would violate the country's Islamic laws.

So much for "tolerance" that they preach. Religion of peace my @zz.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Just Because


Just thought I'd give a shout out to everyone wondering what a happy couple looks like.

; )

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Latest News

First off ... it was a disgrace how the (D)umbassrats used the funeral of Mrs. King for a bash Bush political rally!

President Carter has no room to open his trap considering that before he was Governor a long time ago ... he was a segregationist. (By the way President Carter ... you forgot to mention that Dr. King was wire tapped ... BY ROBERT KENNEDY!)


Speaking of racist ... Donovan McNabb just proved he is one.


"It was like, it's unreal," McNabb said. "That's like me going out and saying, `Hey, if we had Steve Largent. If we had Joe Jurevicius. It was definitely a slap in the face to me. It was a slap in the face because, as deep as people want to go into it, it was black-on-black crime."

"It's different to say, 'If we had Michael Vick or Daunte Culpepper or Steve McNair or Byron Leftwich,'" McNabb said of four black starting quarterbacks. "But to go straight to Brett Favre, that kind of just slapped me in the face like, `Wow ..."'


News flash Mr. McRacist ... Vick, Culpepper, McNair, and Leftwich? Compared to the CAREER OF FAVRE? (and I hate Favre by the way) ...


Favre15 years - 225 games, 4678 completions for 53615 yards … 396 T.D.’s and a career rating of 86.0injured many times and still played … how many Superbowls?

Vick – 5 years - 58 games, 726 completions for 9031 yards … 51 T.D.’s and a career rating of 75.8 … mile long injury list with many missed games

Culpepper – 7 years - 81 games, 1678 completions for 20162 yards … 135 T.D.’s and a career rating of 91.5 … missed several games due to injuries

McNair – 11 years - 139 games, 2305 completions for 27141 yards … 156 T.D.’s and a career rating of 83.3 … mile long injury list

Leftwich – 3 years - 40 games, 681 completions for 7883 yards … 44 T.D.’s and a career rating of 80.8 … long injury list with many missed games

You think just maybe T.O. was refering to the stats of Favre? The dedication to play through injury? The long distinguished career?

No ... of course not ... not to a racist black man that has to play the race card and throw out all black quaterback names who's careers are not even a comparison to the WHITE Favre! ...



Whoever it is that keeps burning down churches in Alabama better like fire ... I'm betting that's what they'll have an eternity enjoying.



In local news, the Dallas School board wants to consider hiring ILLEGAL ALIENS to teach ... (seems they "need" bi-lingual teachers) ... even though it is against the law to hire those who are breaking the freaking law by being here!

Last time I checked one had to know English to become a citizen ... that would mean that speaking spanish in school would not be required by a teacher because a citizen going to school on my tax money would understand bleeping ENGLISH!

(Or is teaching yet another "job that Americans don't want to do"?)



So the muslims are freaking out over a bleeping cartoon? Bet they enjoyed that crucifix in the piss "art" exibit though ...


Maybe I'll enter an "art" exibit of a pile of dung on the koran ...

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

End of January Update

R.I.P. Coretta Scott King. May you enjoy heaven re-united with your husband.

Alito confirmed with a 58 - 42 Senate vote (mainly down party lines ... not a shock).

Kudos to the (D)'s that broke from party line for this vote.

Byrd, W.Va.; Conrad, N.D.; Johnson, S.D.; Nelson, Neb.

Byrd who earlier in the week spoke out that he "would not tow the party line for an important vote such as a Supreme Court Justice." Bravo Mr. Byrd.

Ted Kennedy opened his mouth on the floor in a tirade where civil rights, womens rights, etc. were thrown out as being in danger if Alito were to be confirmed. Did not he attempt to brand Alito as a racist during the 'questioning' before the Senate, yet still cannot back up his claims?

The President delivered his 'State of the Union' speech where he highlighted that the war is going good (we listen to the military), the economy is good (make the tax cuts permanent), and we are to dependent on foreign oil (find alternative energy sources).

Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan is retiring and former Fed Governor Ben Bernanke has been confirmed to step in as of Wednesday. Mr. Greenspan has done a wonderful job and deserves all our respect for it. He not only performed his job ... he lived it.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Updates

Been to busy to post lately. Just a brief look at the latest, biggest stories.

So Iran wants nukes? Let's give them some ... BOOM!

Palestine also wants Israel gone ... they elect terrorists (hamas) to majority of parlament? So if we bomb them and 'civilians' are hit ... they're terrorists and terrorist supporters anyways.

Speaking of nuclear options ... Kerry wants to filibuster Alito? Actually ... I enjoy when (D)umbassrats show their idiocy.

Who's idea was it to release the female prisoners to the terrorists for our female prisoners? Theirs are already planning more attacks, and not a word yet on ours ... no suprise ... they were more than likely already executed. Thats the 'honor' of terrorists.

News flash people ... there has been no 'domestic' wire taps, and Bush better be listening in to KNOWN AL QAEDA terrorists calling in and to whom ...

Last for now ... Canadians oust the liberals and vote in conservatives ... (D)umbassrats might want to notice that because despite what they think ... people are not stupid and eventually see through their lies.

More soon ...

Monday, January 16, 2006

MLK Jr. dishonored by the democrats

With honor to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and all he stood for I now bring you the democratic racist party who abuses his day for political gain.


Hillary Clinton (at an Al Sharpton event) - “When you look at the way the House of Representatives has been run, it has been run like a plantation and you know what I'm talking about..."


N.O. Mayor Ray Nagin - "It's time for us to come together. It's time for us to rebuild New Orleans, the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans."


'Poverty pimps' at work.


I think I will turn Texas into a vanilla state again ... like God intended ... with lots of plantations.



let's see if any 'civil rights leaders' (a.k.a. the biggest poverty pimps) speak up about those comments since the previously mentioned ones seem ok.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

ILLEGAL ALIENS

Diplomats from Mexico and Central America on Monday demanded guest worker programs and the legalization of undocumented migrants in the United States, while criticizing a U.S. proposal for tougher border enforcement.



So the nations that have their military on their borders to keep 'undocumented migrants' out think they can tell the USA what to do?

Beaner Please!

And here's an idea for all the bleeding heart liberals who want to say "they're just looking for work ..." blah yada blah.

Billions of Billions of dollars left America to Mexico alone last year from these ILLEGAL ALIENS sending it home. They are able to afford to send this money because it is my tax dollars paying them (welfare), my tax dollars paying their medical (and causing hospitals to close), etc. etc. etc.

So here's the plan ... Tax payers are now required to register their preference with the IRS - for or against these so called 'guest workers'.

Those for it, if the majority, will get their wish ... and an additional 5% tax rate to pay the benefits to their beloved ILLEGAL ALIENS.

More to come ...

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry CHRISTmas

Merry Christmas ...




* If the above offends you or refers to a religion that you do not share ... SO BLEEPING WHAT! Get over it, and move on. I am simply exercising my 1st amendment right. You know, the one that so many twist trying to make it what it isn't?


Amendment 1 -
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.



Let me make this as simple as it is ...

The Government cannot make a LAW telling me or you that you must be a certain religion/denomination thereof.

They also may not make a LAW keeping me from following my religion ...

As far as I know ... it is not against the law to wish you all a Merry CHRISTmas ... YET!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Democracy In Iraq


15 Million Iraqis have given the finger to the terrorists by voting in the first full-term parliament in the new Iraq.

In America, our own voter turnout is shameful compared to those Iraqis who braved death to cast their vote.

Although there were a few disturbances they were minimal, and many were thwarted by an increasingly effective Iraqi Security Force.

More than 1,000 Sunni clerics called on their followers to vote, and Iraqi nationalist terrorists groups pledged not to attack polling stations.

"This is the day to get our revenge on Saddam," said Kurdish voter Chiman Saleh, a Kirkuk housewife who said two of her brothers were killed by sadams regime.

Today we saw the birth of a nation. I salute all those who showed their bravery and voted. I applaud those who gave terrorism the finger.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

(D)ypocrisy 101

Senator Daniel Inouye - (D) Hawaii, has voiced desent against the President. This in response to the latest Republican ad which highlights various Democrat comments against the war and the troops.

"As a Veteran of World War II, I know what it’s like to fight a war and put your life on the line every day. I also know what it takes to win a war, and I know that politics and an attack machine like the President’s plays no part in it. The Republican Party’s latest ad is a shameful and disgusting attempt to distract the American people from the problems in Iraq. It may improve the President’s political fortunes, but the American people and our troops will pay the price. I hope that President Bush realizes how shameful it is to play politics when what we really need is leadership, and that he will direct his Party to take down this ad immediately."

1. Mr. Inouye deserves all the respect he earned as a WWII veteran and a medal of honor recipient.

2. The President, Mr. Inouye, does not control the Republican National Comittee anymore than you control the Democratic National Committee and their comments and ads.

3. Mr. Inouye, you use the words "shameful" and "disgusting" in regards to the ad, but not against your fellow democrats for saying the things that can only be described as "shameful", "disgusting", "a play on politics", "American people and our troops will pay the price", etc.

4. Mr. Inouye, you say "I know what it’s like to fight a war and put your life on the line every day. I also know what it takes to win a war", but I ask you ... is comments like the following that you are defending your stragedy?

* "the idea that we're going to win the war in Iraq is an idea which is just plain wrong," - Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean

* "And there is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of the Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the - of- the historical customs, religious customs. Whether you like it or not ..." - John Kerry on Face The Nation - (D) Mass

* "The U.S. cannot accomplish anything further in Iraq militarily. It is time to bring them home," - (D) John Murtha

* "So there’s no specific timeframe but I would say the withdrawal ought to start now, right after the elections December 15th." - (D) Barbara Boxer


"Shameful", "Disgusting", ""a play on politics", "American people and our troops will pay the price"!


Update:

Thanks to Sacred Cow Burgers for the photo. See a high rez. copy here.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Democrats Are Anti American

via Drudge :

Dean: US Won't Win in Iraq

Saying the "idea that we're going to win the war in Iraq is an idea which is just plain wrong," Democratic National Chairman Howard Dean predicted today that the Democratic Party will come together on a proposal to withdraw National Guard and Reserve troops immediately, and all US forces within two years.


But noone is saying we should pull out immediately they said.

"I've seen this before in my life. This is the same situation we had in Vietnam. Everybody then kept saying, 'just another year, just stay the course, we'll have a victory.' Well, we didn't have a victory, and this policy cost the lives of an additional 25,000 troops because we were too stubborn to recognize what was happening."


Still chanting the Viet-Nam mantra the democrats do not wish to acknowledge that pulling out is what caused us to not have victory.

Well Mr. Dean ... you say a complete pull out completed within 2 years? All your buddies the terrorists will do is fall back and regroup and rebuild for the next 2 years then attack.

DUH !

In the meantime, John Kerry on Face The Nation says about the soldiers in Iraq ...

"And there is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of the Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the - of- the historical customs, religious customs. Whether you like it or not ..."


He did go on to say that Iraqis should be doing that, but my point here isn't the who, but the what. "Terrorizing"? So to John Kerry our soldiers and eventually the Iraqi soldiers are the terrorists ?

This is the mindset of the Democrats ...

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Illegals and Government Programs

Once again ILLEGAL ALIENS are in the news as the President speaks out about the proposed ‘guest worker program’.

The argument is the same from all sides. ‘Jobs Americans will not do’ has become a political mantra to appease and stay politically correct. No one dare speak out for fear of being titled a racist.

I will not be politically correct here so beware. What are these jobs ‘Americans will not do’? Low paying ‘menial’ work like dish washing, ‘dirty’ work in sewers, messy concrete work, hot and sweaty roofing and construction. The list is long, but not all low paying.

The problem isn’t that Americans will not do the job; they just will not do that job at the wage offered. Illegal aliens cross the border, gather together and take these jobs, and the combined wages between several workers can sustain household bills. An American household is generally 2 adults and their children thus limiting the total household income capability.

In days prior to illegal immigration these lower paying positions were filled by the children of these households which gave them an income and relieved some of the expenditures required of the parents. This also gave the children an introduction into the workforce and started their people skills training among other social benefits.

Today these children grow up believing they are owed a corporate position making 6 figures as soon as they graduate high school. They are lazy and have fallen into the entitlement mentality that government programs have birthed over the last several decades. Today it is more profitable to stay home and melt into the couch than to take a ‘job Americans will not do’.

This is the result of illegal aliens and government programs corrupting the capitalist system. Without this interference the system on its own would have raised the rate of pay for these positions. Government interference in commerce by artificially raising the minimum wage has resulted in prices increasing across the board while only those making the ‘minimum wage’ see the income increase to compensate for it. At the same time it is documented fact that these ‘minimum wage jobs’ are held mostly by high school and college students, and spouses working for that ‘income for extras’.

In the meantime the average American worker who is trying to support a household has seen his wages systematically decrease in buying power. While those kids not to lazy to work are making higher wages and buying neon and speakers for their cars, the products they produce that the household needs drains heavy on the parents’ wallet. The utilities and household expenditures rise in cost while the power of the dollar against these costs is weakened each time the government institutes another program, or another group of illegal aliens cross the border and take that higher paying job.

Higher paying jobs? Yes. As I mentioned above the jobs are not ALL low paying. Many illegal aliens are making high wages doing concrete, roofing, truck driving, etc.

And don’t feed me this ‘they pay taxes too’ BS. EARNED INCOME CREDIT … another bleeping government program that assures they receive a refund of several thousand dollars … not pay tax.

This is a debate that is long overdue. Doesn’t matter, however, because the government thinks another program is the cure …


They are the problem.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

CNN BS



Please excuse the 'computer glitch'

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Congress Does Not Work For You

Congress Helps Self to $3,100 Pay Raise

The Republican-controlled Congress helped itself to a $3,100 pay raise on Friday, then postponed work on bills to curb spending on social programs and cut taxes in favor of a two-week vacation.

In the meantime ...

The Patriot act is left in limbo and making the tax cuts permanent is left untouched, a spending cut is enacted for once but the Democrats are dissenting (why? It's an entitlement program, and something to use for the '06 election).

$165,200 a year isn't half bad, maybe I should run for office. Thats almost 7 times what I make working long hours, and I don't get all the vacation time they are getting either. Maybe some 'special interest' lobbyist will come offer me a vacation trip or a car or something to vote their way ... then I can use my raise to pay bills ... oh yeah ... the electric company lobbies them also.

The funny thing is there have been only 2 issues that have brought the 2 sides together.

1. 403-3 vote to NOT pull out of Iraq ... this coming after many Democrats have cried out in the media for an immediate withdrawl. Could it be that they hope to gain votes from those listening to their lies in the media, and also votes from those that would rather look at their voting record? I mean God forbid that people today actually listen AND look into what they're being fed by these politicians.

2. Giving themselves a raise, then going on a 2 week vacation.

Both sides of the aisle are there working for themselves and the 'special interest' lobbyists, it just seems that at least SOME of the Republicans are like us and their 'special interest' lobbyist are apparently too.

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Update:

Taking bribes ?

Need I say more?

And don''t think for a moment that Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham is the only one.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Dems want liberal judge ... or else

Democrats said yesterday that Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr.'s confirmation is not guaranteed as senators kept the focus on a 20-year-old document in which the Supreme Court nominee asserted that the Constitution "does not protect a right to an abortion."

Judge Alito's job-application essay "may explain why the extreme right wing is popping champagne corks," Mr. Reid said. "We learned of the 1985 memo in which he said, 'I am and always have been a conservative.’”

"He wrote, among other things, that he was particularly proud of his work to advance the position that the Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion," he said. "That statement cannot be dismissed as a personal view that will not affect how Judge Alito will approach the legal issue."

Sen. Olympia J. Snowe, a Maine Republican who is pro-choice, said she remained undecided after meeting with the nominee yesterday.

She said Judge Alito agreed with the theory that even if a case had been wrongly decided, deference should be granted to any case that has become "embedded as part of national culture."

Mrs. Snowe was asked whether she would oppose Judge Alito if she determined that he would overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that established abortion rights.

"Yeah," she responded. "That would be a serious issue for me."




A 20-year-old document showing Judge Alito's view against abortion has brought new arguments against him from the Democrats and the 'moderate' Republicans.

In the argument they stress the importance of protecting abortion, even calling it a 'privacy' issue. I still wonder how killing a baby is considered 'privacy'. If that is the case then isn't a murderer protected under privacy, or is it only if he/she murders his/her own child? Can a child be abused and it be considered 'privacy'? Where is this 'Constitutional privacy' when agencies such as 'child protective services' come knocking on a persons door?

So a child in a struggling household that has a week of one meal a day is protected and there is no 'privacy', but to murder one is ok?

Is this argument sounding crazy? Well so does 'privacy' to protect murdering babies.

The real issue here is not only that abortion exists, but why is it that the Democrats are pulling out all the stops to protect abortion yet claiming to not have a 'litmus test'? It has become apparent that any judicial nominee is approvable to them IF they are liberal, or at least believe in abortion.

Agenda is first in the Democrat book. Abortion, gay 'rights', anti-weapons, ... it would appear they intend to destroy the Constitution from the bench rather than protect it.

Here’s a news flash for all interested on how and what The Supreme Courts duties are. They INTERPRET the Constitution. Bottom line is that they SET precedent, not FOLLOW it, yet in the above article there is a push to preserve the status quo rather than determine if it actually is Constitutional or not.

So here we are with the cries of “He’s to Conservative”. I ask you, is he more conservative than
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is liberal?

A few highlights of concern …

Law Teaching -
Columbia Law School Project on International Procedure


Law Practice and Professional Activities - American Civil Liberties Union: Women's Rights Project, Founder and Counsel (1972-80): Council on Foreign Relations (1975-).


Legal Writing -
Books authored include: Civil Procedure in Sweden (1965) (with Anders Bruzelius); Text, Cases, and Materials on Sex-Based Discrimination (1974) (with Herma Hill Kay and Kenneth M. Davidson).


What we have here is an ‘Internationalist’. A Supreme Court Justice who is in charge of interpreting the U.S. Constitution and make precedent who thinks we need foreign law to be considered. One who has studied, and wrote about these foreign laws, taught them, and believes in them is sitting on the U.S. Supreme Court deciding the future of America?

Having written/spoken to the American Society for INTERNATIONAL LAW

(excerpts)


I will address, specifically, the evolving appreciation that U. S. judges are not alone in the endeavor to interpret fundamental human rights norms and apply them to concrete cases. What impact, if any, that reality should have on our decision-making has proved controversial, as this audience well knows.

I will state and endeavor to explain my view, which is simply this: If U. S. experience and decisions can be instructive to systems that have more recently instituted or invigorated judicial review for constitutionality, so we can learn from others now engaged in measuring ordinary laws and executive actions against charters securing basic rights.

National, multinational and international human rights charters and courts today play a prominent part in our world. The U. S. judicial system will be the poorer, I believe, if we do not both share our experience with, and learn from, legal systems with values and a commitment to democracy similar to our own.

Returning to my own perspective, while U. S. jurisprudence has evolved over the course of
two centuries of constitutional adjudication, we are not so wise that we have nothing to learn from other democratic legal systems newer to judicial review for constitutionality.

[i]nternational law is part of our law, and must be ascertained and administered by the courts of justice . . . . [W]here there is no treaty, and no controlling executive or legislative
act or judicial decision, resort must be had to the customs and usages of civilized nations.

These are but a few highlights that should cause concern. It goes on from these, and gets worse as she tries to justify her argument with outright spin to the writers of the Constitution. To claim, for example, that post WWII constitutions of other nations have written in them the use or not of laws of other nations, and compare that the U.S. does not is a travesty of understanding history.

Any person can logically conclude that in a time of no ‘technology’ and a people fleeing oppression of government, there would be no desire to consider said oppressive laws. There would be no recent knowledge of new laws, and no requirement to take such detail in the creation of new government and laws.

Ruth Bader Ginsberg who is without argument a staunch liberal, an ‘internationalist’, served as the chief litigator of the ACLU's women's rights crusade (the A.C.L.U. whom many know was founded by a communist for communist gains), etc.


Compared to Judge Alito whom now is asked to state his views on abortion or else not be comfirmable. Justice Ginsgerg, however, refused to answer questions regarding her personal views on most issues or how she would adjudicate certain hypothetical situations as a Supreme Court Justice. This was acceptable to the Democrats, possibly because they already knew she advocated abortion.


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg is and was a known liberal. Futher study into her writings and history will prove nothing but the fact that she is more likely than not more liberal than assumed. This was well known at the time of her confirmation.

At the same time we hear cries of “to conservative” from Democrats about Judge Alito. Is he more conservative than Ginsberg is liberal? NO.

At the same time they are concerned that he may vote against ‘precident’, specifically regarding abortion.


Isn’t it interesting that one of Ruth Bader Ginsbergs claim to fame is …


She argued in front of the Supreme Court numerous times, winning cases that reversed centuries of Court precedent.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Democrats lied and ...

So the democrats want us out of Iraq? Why?

Do they want terrorists to have their own state to launch attacks against America from?

One may start to think that since leaving Vietnam to ruin got them the majority for a couple decades that they hope that turning Iraq over to terrorists will do the same. (Even though after yesterdays vote in the Senate I question who has control.)

They didn't always think this way ... they just hope noone remembers ...



"Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime ... He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation ... And now he is miscalculating America's response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction ... So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real..." - Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003 Source

"I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force -- if necessary -- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security." - Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002 Source

"One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line." - President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998 Source

"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program." - President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998 Source

"We must stop Saddam from ever again jeopardizing the stability and security of his neighbors with weapons of mass destruction." - Madeline Albright, Feb 1, 1998 Source

"He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983." - Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998 Source

"[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq's refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs."Letter to President Clinton. - (D) Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, others, Oct. 9, 1998 Source

"Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process." - Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998 Source

"Hussein has ... chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies." - Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999 Source

"We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandate of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and th! e means of delivering them." - Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002 Source

"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country." - Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002 Source

"Iraq's search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power." - Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002 Source

"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction." - Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002 Source

"The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons..." - Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002 Source

"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years ... We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction." - Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002 Source

"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members ... It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons." - Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002 Source

"We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction." - Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002 Source

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