Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Awwww man....


Political ads this year seem to be annoying me more than usual. An ad for our local candidate for Senate, Bob Corker, says we need to use our "values" to help secure the borders or some such shit. His opponen Harold Ford has gone so far as to appear in an add in which he addresses the viewer from a church pew.

Sad, stupid, and disgusting all rolled into one. Add to that the fact that these adds seem to actually have an impact on the way people vote and you have one of the many reasons why I'm giving a lot less of a damn about politics this year.

This is all just self -serving politics-as-usual, but it seems some people in other states are trying to see just how low they can go.......


Blogger Fern said...

Yep I have to agree. It all makes me ill, that my choices are so limited. What about the add for Governor where Jim Bryson is hold the Governor? Our choices suck and they are only going to do more damage to our country and our State.

Wed Sep 27, 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously, "We ain't seen NOTHIN' yet!" This despicable NeoConNazi scumbag, 'Propaganda Minister' Rove, is now right out in the OPEN about his sleazy, treacherous schemes! So, how many American lives will be sacrificed *this* time around under the Republikan Mafia's perennial "false flag" operations in pursuit of absolute power within a One-Party State?? Fascist bastards!!! Rise up, America -- the writing is very clearly on the wall: Anthrax, Iran & bin Laden: Waiting for the October Surprise, by Heather Wokusch ==== Presidential advisor Karl Rove has been touting his "October surprise," aimed at keeping Republicans in office. ==== While Rove will most certainly exploit the fear factor, the question remains if we'll let ourselves be fooled - yet again. ==== It's worth remembering that only five years ago, the US was reeling under anthrax attacks which killed five people and ground postal services to a halt. It's also worth noting what happened next. ==== Even though the Bush administration soon realized that the anthrax source was domestic, Vice President Dick Cheney played the war card in claiming Osama bin Laden's terrorist training manuals teach "how to deploy these kinds of substances." While Congress admirably resisted adopting the odious Patriot Act in the weeks following 9/11, both chambers quickly caved when two Democratic senators' offices were subsequently targeted with anthrax-laced letters. Coincidentally, Congress also resisted renewing the Patriot Act in February 2006, but after a nerve agent scare on Capitol Hill led to the quarantine of 200 people, it caved once again. ==== The big story behind the 2001 anthrax attacks, however, was never properly covered: White House staff had started taking Cipro, an anthrax-treatment drug, a full week before the first attack even occurred. You've got to wonder what prior information the Bush administration had - and why it was not communicated to the US public. ... ==== [You certainly "DON'T need a Weatherman to know which way the wind blows." Just connect the dots here, and they clearly suggest "inside job"! And now, they're up to "tricks" again.]

Wed Sep 27, 06:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Nemo said...

[Mine above. Oops.]

Wed Sep 27, 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Nemo said...

"Just in": The Anti-Empire Report [September 25, 2006], by William Blum ==== "President Bush said the United States is still under the threat of attack and will continue to be right up until Election Day." -- Jay Leno

Wed Sep 27, 08:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Nemo said...

We've finally reached the very brink of full-blown Totalitarianism in the US, thanks to the utterly supine deference of "our" Congress: Habeas Corpus, R.I.P. (1215 - 2006), by Molly Ivins [TruthDig] ==== With a smug stroke of his pen, President Bush is set to wipe out a safeguard against illegal imprisonment that has endured as a cornerstone of legal justice since the Magna Carta. ... ==== See also: Antiterrorism Bill on Detainees, Geneva Conventions: Rushing Off a Cliff [The New York Times; Editorial] ==== "... Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! ... What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? ..." ~ Patrick Henry, 1775

Thu Sep 28, 02:51:00 PM  

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