Thursday, June 30, 2005

Katherine Harris Betrayed by BushCo

****************Update 07/05/05************
The General writes one of his famous letters to Katherine Harris about her "magic water"
The cannibalization of Republicans continues.
Florida Rep. Katherine Harris is pissed because the Bush administration is encouraging Florida State House Speaker Allan Bense to challenge Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) in 2006, instead of her. I guess she thought she had a deal with BushCo. that they would support her in 2006 when they asked her to step aside for Mel Martinez (R-FL) in 2004.

You remember Katherine Harris, don't you? She was the cosmetically challenged -think Cruella DeVille - Republican Secretary of State in Florida (and more importantly, W's Florida Campaign Director) during the 2000 election sham. Here's how she helped get Chimpy into the White House:

*Before the election, a firm hired by Harris in her capacity as Secretary of State to purge convicted felons from the voter rolls erroneously removed 8,000 registered voters who had been convicted only of misdemeanors, thousands of others who had the same names as felons, and a few whose computer records said they had committed crimes in the future.
*Harris unlawfully certified the election results from 20 of Florida's 67 counties without requiring - as mandated under Florida law for elections decided by one half of one percent or less - that they conduct automatic machine recounts.
*Harris unlawfully accepted and certified the results of hand recounts in six Florida counties that produced an additional 400 votes for George W. Bush while rejecting the results of hand recounts in other counties.

She did all that for BushCo. and now she wants to cash in on an implied promise. She obviously isn't aware of how this administration operates. Just because you scratch their back, doesn't mean that they'll scratch yours. Her usefulness to Rove, Inc. has run out, so she is dumped by the wayside like a ratty old mattress on some dark, forgotten red state back road, right next to this old tire.
She must be furious. At least i hope so. i hope she's so furious that she totally turns on Chimpy and runs as an independent. The Republican votes will be split, the FL Dems will be energized, and Bill Nelson will keep his seat. i hope she's so furious that she holds a press conference and admits that her improprieties as FL SecState were as foul, shameful, and repugnant as her nasty ass face. Then i hope she bursts into tears and melts. Then her usefulness to me will have run out.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

POTUS: "We are hunt thrash the terrorists."

The Pres-o-dent spoke last night at Fort Bragg, NC in front of a captive audience of pawns in his global game of Risk. We were told that he would be "talking in a very specific way about the strategy for success in Iraq." Did he deliver? Not so much. Here's the text.
He offered no new direction, no new specifics and no clue as to when "success" will be acheived and our troops can come home. He did repeat that all the blood spilled by our soldiers is "worth it." How reassuring that must have sounded to the soldiers in attendance.
He did mention 9-11 several times - linking those attacks with our reasons for the systematic demolition of Iraq, and even quoted Osama Bin Laden!
The response in the room was eerily quiet. Was it decorum and deference, or boredom from bullshit? Who knows? Oddly, he was interupted by applause only once, but that was because someone from the White House advance team started it, and most soldiers - not all of them - dutifuly obliged for a few seconds of lazy, tepid clapping. Guess his cheerleading wasn't taking with these tough guys. Perhaps it was a moment of realization for them that, this is the guy who's sending me into harm's way? WTF??
Last night, W reminded me of some sixth grader nervously reading a plagiarized book report in front of the class. He recites all these unfamiliar words on the page (in order, even!), but he has no idea what they really mean. He seems to know that the jig will be up soon, and he's got that hopeful, you believe me, right? look on his face as he gazes at the audience between sentences. I would feel sorry for him if he weren't such an arrogant, smug little man.
Since he didn't say anything new - as we were promised - i tried a little experiment. i translated his speech to German, then back to English, hoping to find new meaning, and perhaps, some truth in his tired old words. Here are some highlights:
"I am pleased to visit away Bragg 'house of the absent-minded and special enterprises of forces....' I thank you for your service, your courage, and your victim."
On our mission:
"Our mission in the Iraq is clear. We are hunt thrash the terrorists." Oh, I thought it was to rid them of WMD. My mistake, they keep changing it.
"The only way, which our enemies can follow, is, if we forget 11 the lessons of September, if we the Iraqi people to the men such as Zarqawi abandoned and if we furnish the men like the loaded sorting drawer the future middle ones of the east. Around security sake our nation this does not happen on my clock." He's right - i don't think we should supply terrorists with these, either.
On Strategery:
"Our strategy can be summed in this way: Since the Iraqis stand above, we stand down." This will be a popular soundbite - the image it creates is priceless.
On Iraqi securty forces:
"...we embed 'Koalition Uebergang crew' internal Iraqi units. These crews exist coalition without patent officers, the phases, work on you, and fight together with thier Iraqi comrades." "The Original Uebergangsters" - i like it.
On sending more troops:
"Americans ask me the fact that, if, to accomplish the mission so important is, why not you send more troops? If our commanders for reason say, we need more troops, i send them." The problem is, the commanders know that W hates to hear bad news, so they don't feel like they can ask for more troops. "Yes" men to W likes for best.
On fighting our wives:
"America and our friends are in a conflict, which requires much of us. It requires the courage of our fighting men and wives, requires the steadfastness of our allied ones...we accept these loads, because we know, what on the play stand." A sure way to end domestic violence: send fueding families to fight in Iraq.
On Fourth of July plans:
This quarters of July, please i you, way to find, men and women to thank, who defend our liberty - by flying the marking sign, a letter sending our troops in catch or help the military family down the road. This time, if we celibrate our liberty, leave us untouched with the men and the women, who defend us all." I will definately be flying my marking sign this July 4th, so as to help the military family down the road.
On gratitude for troops:
To the soldiers in this resounds and our soldiers and wives over the ball: I thank you for your courage under fires and your service to the nation. We all thank our wives over the ball.
On enlist in the military, pleeeaase!?:
And to those this evening is watch out who a military career might regard, there not higher designating that service in our armed forces. We live in liberty, because each production produced the [patriot], which sake, to serve a cause which is as even larger." So it turns out, this speech was nothing more than a half-hour commercial. I get it now.

Inspiring words from our Dear Leader, sort of.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

A Betrayed Republican Quits the GOP...OYE...POTUS live?

*ITEM (hat tip to DTS): We need more folks like this guy. He is James Chaney, an attorney in Eugene, OR and registered Republican since 1980. He has watched helplessly as his party of "honesty and accountability" has been hijacked by the radical right wingers who have morphed it into the party of "greed, shortsightedness and deliberate ignorance" in their quest to dominate the world.
While it has compiled this record of failure and deception, the party which I'm leaving today has spent its time, energy and political capital trying to save Terri Schiavo, battling the threat of single-sex unions, fighting medical marijuana and physician-assisted suicide, manufacturing political crises over presidential nominees, and selling privatized Social Security to an America that isn't buying. We fiddle while Rome burns.
Welcome to the reality-based community, James.

*ITEM: For those service-age Republicans who support the Iraq debacle, i encourage you to do your part and help the military meet their recruiting goals. Enlist immediately. They need warm bodies. Here's how to help.

...Just doing my part for

Operation Yellow Elephant. He he.

*ITEM: W is scheduled to address the nation tonight at 8pm Eastern. NBC has yet to decide if they are going to broadcast the speech, because it conflicts with their much hyped Average Joe: The Joes Strike Back premier. Hmm..Average Joe or Below Average President? Decisions, decisions.