Republican Dictionary

Not really sure where my good friend got these, but it’s words out of the Republican Dictionary:

1 .alternative energy sources - New locations to drill for gas and oil
2. bankruptcy - A punishable crime when committed by poor people but not corporations
3 .class warfare - Any attempt to raise the minimum wage
4. climate change - The day when the blue states are swallowed by the oceans
5. compassionate conservatism - Poignant concern for the very wealthy
6. creationism - Pseudoscience that claims George W. Bush's resemblance to a chimpanzee is totally coincidental
7. Democracy - So extensively exported that the domestic supply is depleted
8. Fox News - Faux news11. free markets - Halliburton no-bid contracts at taxpayer expense
9. God - Senior presidential adviser
10. growth - The justification for tax cuts for the rich; What happens to the national debt when Republicans cut taxes on the rich
11. healthy forest - No tree left behind
12. honesty - Lies told in simple declarative sentences e.g.,"Freedom is on the march."
13. House of Representatives - Exclusive club; entry fee$1 million to $5 million
14. laziness - When the poor are not working18. leisure time - When the wealthy are not working
15. liberals - Followers of the Antichrist
16. 9/11 - Tragedy used to justify any administrative policy
17. No Child Left Behind - There are always jobs in the military
18. ownership society - A civilization where 1 percent of thepopulation controls 90 percent of the wealth
19. Patriot Act - The pre-emptive strike on American freedomsto prevent the terrorists from destroying them first
20. pro-life - Valuing human life until birth
21. staying the course - Slang. Saying and doing the same stupidthing over and over, regardless of the result
22. shit happens - Slang. Donald Rumsfeld as master historian
23. water - Arsenic storage device
24. woman - Person who can be trusted to bear a child but can't be trusted to decide whether or not she wishes to have the child; Person who must have all decisions regarding her reproductive functions made by men with whom she wouldn't want to have sex in the first place

My Little Corner Of The World

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Free, But How Long Will He Survive?

Abdul Rahman, an Afghan man threatened with execution because he converted from Islam to Christianity is expected to be released from custody at the end of the day. "The court dismissed today the case against Abdul Rahman for a lack of information and a lot of legal gaps in the case," a court official said. I am glad the US pressured the Afghan government to do this, and I am happy Mr. Rahman will be freed. But, I can only wonder how long he will survive. How long before the Afghan people take matters into their own hands and deal out the justice they believe in?

More US Diplomacy?

Looks like the Bush Adminstration is at it again with its tremendous dipomatic efforts. This time, it is with the Iranian nuclear situation. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has rebuked the US for false reports and allegations about Iran and its advancement of nuclear weapons. UN inspectors should know by next week how far Iran has moved to nuclear enrichment, but the US is already taking the position that sanctions need to be enacted by the UN immediately. So far, the IAEA has found no evidence of any Iranian nuclear weapon plan! Sound familiar?

Do you remember when the UN inspectors were in Iraq looking for WMD's? What did the inspectors find? NOTHING, NADA! But the US, already preparing for war in Iraq, did not care what the inspectors found or did not find. Is Iran next in the Bush Administration's "experiment of democracy"? Is the Bush Adminstration already preparing for an invasion of Iran? Maybe because of the failure in Iraq, the US needs to take over a neighbor of Iraq? The US talks about seeking diplomatic solutions in Iran, just like Bush spoke of wanting a diplomatic solution in Iraq, but the US actions are just the opposite.

So much for the diplomatic capabilities of the Bush & Company! Diplomacy does not exist in the Bush world! It is do as we say, or else!

When God Fearin' Women Get The Blues

Marina McBride said it best, "When God Furey 'N' Women Get The Blues".....
Why do so many people hide behind religion instead of being honest with themselves? I am not suggesting that Ms. Winkler killed her husband in the name of religion, but instead of dealing with whatever problems existed in the marriage, the Winkler's probably just "prayed" about them instead of dealing with them. Such a sad event, especially for the children.

The "Experiment" In Iraq

Did you know that the US invaded Iraq because it was an "experiment of democracy"? I must have missed that. But Senator John McCain met with Iraq's president and left the meeting stating, "The American people, no matter what party they are associated with, want the experiment of democracy to succeed." Damn! Bush & Company are great in convincing the American idiots of anything! I thought the US invaded Iraq because of WMD and the threat to the US. Then I thought the US invaded Iraq as a payback to 9-11 and to oust the terrorists hiding in Iraq. But, it appears the US invaded Iraq because it was an "experiment of democracy." And I guess over 2,300 US soldiers, and more to come, were the guinea pigs! For someone to be a subject in an experiment, he usually has to give informed consent. US soldiers do give consent, but I'm not sure how much information was given to them. Don't get me wrong, I support the men and women in the US armed services (I owe my freedom to them), but I DO NOT, nor NEVER WILL support the US invasion of Iraq. It just amazes me how the BS keeps flowing. And again, Americans buy it!

Here's How Much Success We're Having

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 man has been offered to have charges dropped if he converts back to Islam. I guess the US is making a significant amount of success in Afghanistan, just like the US is making a great deal of significant change in Iraq. Maybe an official from the US, maybe the President or Vice President of the US, just needs to Afghanistan the US will not tolerate such backward thinking, and that part of democracy and freedom is the right to worship or not worship how one believes.

Smoking Is Like Playing Russian Roulette

"It won't happen to me!" That's what every person who smokes likes to think. But, just like playing russian roulette, you never know. It may not happen this pull of the trigger or the next, but your chances are slowly running out. And even if you don't die from smoking, your chances of having other health ailments certainly increases! You don't have to believe me; just do a GOOGLE search and find out for yourself. Keep on playing Russian Roulette and sooner or later the bullit will be discharged!

Bush Is Selling, But Who's Buying?

George Bush is trying again to sell his wares, well actually, his rationale and plan for the US being in Iraq, but not too many are buying this time. Yesterday, Bush was at George Washington University to deliver the first of a new series of cheerleading speeches for his Iraq adventure. But not too many are heading Bush's call to stay the course! Americans are fed up with his lies and mistruths about the reality of what is going on in Iraq. Even American troops have had it! 72% of US troops on the ground in Iraq want a withdrawl within one year, 22% of the 72% said troops should leave within 6 months, and 29% of the 72% said US troops should withdrawl immediately. WOW! When the military men and women of the US actually take a stand like that, something is seriously wrong! Other countries are also finally speaking out more and more about the quagmire the US is in! But, our genious president, who is either blind, in denial, or just plain stupid, thinks things are going well. So, are you going to buy Bush's bullshit anymore?

TRANSAMERICA Was Fantastic!

Just got back from seeing Transamerica, the movie starring Felicity Huffman, who portrays a pre-op transexual (male to female). I can understand now why Felicitiy was nominated for an academy award for her performance. She and the movie were fantastic! I was not that excited to see the film, but I am so very glad I went to see it. I would recommend it to everyone.

A Hilary Laugh!

I have no idea where this originated from, but it's worth a look: 2008: Hilary for President?

Did They Die In Vain?

Let me start by saying I respect and admire every service man and woman who dedicates his/her life to serving and protecting our country. I admire their sacrifices made as US soldiers head the call to duty when the US asks them to. But I ask, as the US death toll in Iraq reaches 2,300, did they die in vain? I will say what I believe alot are feeling, but maybe afraid to say: I cannot help but think the US soldiers fighting in Iraq have given their lives in vain.
I hear many say thanks to the US soldiers in Iraq who are fighting for our freedom. But I feel in my heart that my freedom would be the same with or without Saddam Hussein in power in Iraq. The US first went to war with Iraq because of the WMD's that were going to be used to destroy the US. The WMD's were never found! Then, the reason the US went to war in Iraq was revenge for 9-11. Saddam Hussein and Iraq had nothing to do with 9-11. Then, the US went to war in Iraq to establish democracy in the Middle East. That has not yet been accomplished, and more and more, it looks like it will not be. So, I ask then, why did US men and women die in Iraq? If the answer was to topple a heinous dictator and free the Iraqi people, I ask the question I have asked many times, was that the job of the US?
I cannot help feel our troops have died in vain! Their lives wasted because of Bush & Company! I am sorry for the families that have lost loved ones, and I wish them comfort, but I am sure many of them ask the same question day in and day out that I have just asked. And if they find the needed comfort in thinking their loved ones did not die in vain, then I accept that.

Enough Already!

Anyone else tired of hearing the jokes based on Brokeback Mountain? I am tired of hearing comedians and other tv personalities making jokes about "Daddy being with Jack" (reference to Ennis going off fishing with Jack, the characters in Brokeback Mountain). I know that humor helps break barriers, but enough is enough! Do television personalities still make jokes about lazy blacks? Do talk show hosts still make jokes about Hispanics carrying knives? No, that would be politically incorrect. Stop guys! It has worn out its welcome!

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Actress Disowned By School

Michelle Williams, who appeared in Brokeback Mountain as Heath Ledger's wife, has been disowned by her by her high school. Ms. Williams attended the Santa Fe Christian School, and the shool has stated that, “Michelle doesn’t represent the values of this institution . . . ‘Brokeback Mountain’ basically promotes a lifestyle we don’t promote,” he added. I would say to Michelle Williams, "WHO THE FU** CARES!!!!" If the school is that closed minded, who needs it anyway??!!

How Do You Like Me Now?

So for all the Bush supporters I ask, "How do you like him now?" I said after the 2004 election that America deserves everything it gets and I still hold fast to that statement! How do you feel, New Orleans? How do you feel, families and friends of the dead in Iraq? How do you feel citizens of the US that may have been spied on for making an oversees call? How do you feel, all those that live near a US port that a company from the UAE may soon run? How do you feel fiscal conservatives that have seen the deficit of the US rise and rise and rise? Still feeling safe? Still feeling that George Bush is one intelligent, great leader? Americans fell for the man's BS and believe it or not, some still do. I personally never did believe a thing Bush said, and I even more now do not take anything that comes out of that man's mouth as truthful. He lied about Iraq! He lied about Katrina! He lied, lied, lied. If George Bush were Pinocchio, what a long nose he'd have! But what amazes me even more is that the American people are not outraged and up in arms! What amazes me even more is that Democrats around this nation are not driving home the lies and mistakes of the Bush Administration! Sure, occasionally someone speaks up, but then it stops! Recently Hilary Clinton was singled out as being angry. Did Hilary say, "You better believe I'm angry"? Not at all; she denied it! Damn you, Hilary! Stop playing politics and trying to placate the masses and take a stand! Is every Democrat so shell-shocked that you can't take a stand. I applauded Congressman John Murtha when he began the debate of what the heck is going on in Iraq (and I still applaud him), but this was the chance for all Democrats and America to get on the bandwagon and demand some answers from the Bush Administration, but instead, this debate too has died out! So again, I hold to my statement that America deserves exactly what it gets! Maybe when the number of dead US service peopel reaches 5,000 we'll finally say enough is enough! Or are we just waiting until 2008?