Bush actually does the right thing telling China human rights violations are wrong…was it enough?

Bangkok, Thailand- Bush told China that America stands against the communist government’s repression of its own people. A strong message delivered to the Chinese government a day before the Olympic Games. However, his mere attendance of the Olympic Games in Beijing would allow the message against China’s flagrant abuse of its own people to fall short to his own self-interest of watching the Games. However, that wouldn’t be different from the last 8 years of Bush serving his own interest through establishing his horribly-failed policies and his diligence to have his buddy, John McCain, carry his torch of corporate tax cuts and war-mongering misjudgment into the future as Bush’s 3rd term.

Of course, Bush balanced his comment with praise for China’s new disaster capitalism, and their new ways of exploiting child labor to make products for our stores back in the States. He made the speech before starting his three-country trip and it focused on praising the economic ties between the U.S. and Asia. He pledges that the next U.S. president will inherit the alliance that is now stronger than ever. He forgot to mention that the next president will have to clean up his mess and if its McSame, the next one will continue his reign of hell against the world.

The president redirected himself from focusing on his speech to his sightseeing with the people of Myanmar, or Burma, who live under a military dictatorship. Also, he’s getting ready to enjoy the Beijing Olympics since he’s a sports fan.

Our innovative, new energy choices

The American people’s environmental and economic interests have been ignored, because of cable media’s misleading, pro-Big Oil, talking head spin and John McCain’s old-style politics. And it doesn’t help when cable media persists to give McCain undeserved, favorable news coverage regarding energy policy. The McCain campaign has tried to muddle the conversation on energy policy. They have engaged in archaic, below the belt politics that have tried to distract from focus on more productive energy initiatives to solve our economic problems. The McCain campaign has engaged in flagrant flip-flopping, character assassination, divide-and-conquer political maneuvers and cannon fodder as an alternative to focusing on the real issues that have caused real pain at the pump and an empty wallet.

John McCain has only talked about oil drilling, reversing his long opposition to it, and more nuclear power. However, he has refused to go into talking about other choices of energy that are cleaner and more useful. The cable news media has also assisted the campaign’s manipulation of dialogue and information by creating a monopoly on what we talk about on the energy subject. Oil drilling is not the be-all, end-all of what we need. In fact, oil drilling is a choice that would take, according to experts, 10 years to come to fruition. Even when it does it would only give a break of only a few cents, and would swiftly be swallowed up by the oil speculation and price gouging of the oil companies. Even if they started tomorrow, it wouldn’t help. Bush’s own Energy Department reports that off shore drilling would produce no relief until about 2030. The McCain campaign needs to be realistic about the real problem and the fact that Americans are truly suffering. I guess we should not expect that much when McCain’s former energy adviser, Phil Gramm,  said a little while ago that America was having a “mental recession” and that we are a “nation of whiners.” That doesn’t sound understanding of our energy problem and needs.

We have more immediate choices by demanding President Bush to release the oil in our strategic national reserves and to demand that Congress discontinue the corporate welfare tax subsidies given to the oil companies that they do not need. John McCain has talked about creating 40 new nuclear power plants when we don’t even know what to do with the nuclear waste created by the ones we have now.

Have we forgotten the problems of nuclear power? It takes 10,000 years for the waste to break down, there is no place to dispose it in, and it is terribly harmful to humans, animals, plants and our food/ecosystems. Have we forgot the horrible disasters that nuclear power has the potential to cause, especially the damage that it has caused to lives and the environment in Chernobyl (genetic mutation to the survivors), in Japan, and what almost happened at Three Mile Island in the 70s? Why go down that road when there is fresh, innovative energy in front of us that can be made fast and easy?

Wind power equipment can be constructed really fast. Nuclear power plants cannot be built as immediately. And wind power has potential to deliver as much power as nuclear power can without the excessive environmental damage and looming threat to our way of life. Then there is geothermal energy for our home.

Geothermal energy is natural energy that can used without damage to the environment. What about titanium solar, hydrogen fuel cell, and plug-in electric energy? They can be made with the fraction of the price of what it would cost to build the older, more wasteful forms of energy. And we can create domestic jobs that can put our American worker back into employment and build our American image as a strong competitor of independent energy that won’t be exported from Saudi Arabia or other nations that support terror with our money. Those are better choices than continuing to feed the Big Oil monster that has the struggling American worker over its knee.

We cannot take at face value information coming from the McCain campaign; when John McCain has recently received campaign contributions from the very same oil industry that is making record profits at our expenses. For example, Exxon has received 11.7 billion dollars in profits over the last 3 months. The Arizona senator has been pocketing more than a million in contributions from oil executives and the money is going into an ad that promises he’s taking on the oil industry. McCain is trying to make a fool of your judgment. What about the Obama energy plan?

The Obama plan will cut U.S. oil consumption of foreign oil by 2.5 million barrels of oil per day, take 50 million cars worth of pollution off the road, and save American consumers more than $50 billion at the gas pump. At a time when Americans are paying record gas prices, John McCain proposes an additional $1.2 billion tax break for big oil companies.

Barack Obama brought together supporters and opponents of gas mileage standards to support bold legislation doubling fuel economy standards in 18 years. Obama’s plan establishes concrete efficiency targets while giving industry the flexibility to meet those targets. The Illinois senator has been one of the strongest proponents in Congress for increasing the national supply of home-grown American renewable fuels. Obama introduced the American Fuels Act with Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) to increase domestic production, distribution, and use of biofuels. Obama also championed successful legislation to make gas stations eligible for tax credits to install E85 ethanol refueling pumps.

Barack Obama will also establish a 20 percent Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to require that 20 percent of electricity consumed in the U.S. is derived by clean, sustainable energy sources. This requirement will create thousands of new American jobs, especially in rural areas.

We, as a country, need to demand that the talk on our energy policy is as transparent, whole, and as constructive for all of us as possible. In a time when we are facing an environmental crisis, like climate change, we need to be more pragmatic about energy choices that doesn’t destroy our shores, beaches, our national wildlife refuges, or cause more damage to our planet. It is possible to have productive energy choices while protecting our planet for our children and their children.

Bush hails himself and pats himself on the back with “progress” Iraq war rhetoric

This morning, Bush proclaimed alleged gains in the Iraq occupation. He boasted about a downturn of violence, saying that violence has been at its lowest since 2004, that rate is holding and the Iraqis are more capable of keeping the country secure. He also said that he expects further reductions in troops, however progress is still reversible. he also peddled tired old rhetoric with saying that the best way to support the troops is to blindly support their long deployment and stay there. The only thing here that is any different is that he mentions that starting on August 1, troops heading to Iraq will do 12-month shift instead of 15 months- but that doesn’t apply to a soldiers already there.

Obviously, with only 5 months to go of his presidency, Bush is desperate to point anything he can manipulate the American people into thinking is progress. he is eager to feed his cronies, McBush and co, the fabled adventures of the so-called surge and the rise of troops in the Diyala Province as the miracle to the decline in violence–completely ignoring the rise in the millions of displaced refugees, the ignoring of the rise of violence/lack of troops in the real Al Qaeda area of Pakistan/Afganistan, and the recent bombing of 56 people in Iraq by female suicide bombers that killed a large amount of our troops. Don’t let them make you forget this with the lack of media coverage on the numbers: 4125 troops having been killed since 2003. Nouri al-Maliki is taking a pro-active stance at trying to make sure that the Bush Administration doesn’t try to subvert the Iraqi people’s will of wanting the troops to go back home. With his legacy at stake and his buddy McSame hanging on the clothes liner waiting to be washed up by Obama, he is pushing these press statements to distract the American people. It may be just me, but maybe the best way to answer the Bush-McSame tag team is to press the remote’s off button.

McBush gets away with everything while Obama is knocking home runs

McBush keeps making gaffes over and over again and getting away from it. Meanwhile, overseas, Obama is doing everything from engaging the world to finding agreement with Iraqi government and people over having a 2010 timetable for withdrawal. McBush is falling over himself screwing up, begging for media attention, and he’s getting away with it. He made continuous references to Czechoslovakia, a country that doesn’t even exist anyone, he’s flip flopping on different position, and can barely even talk right on TV, and the media’s giving him a  free pass. If Obama would make these mistakes you would hear the end of it.

For example, During a CBS interview on Tuesday, McBush made a mistake about the “surge” strategy in Iraq. While he was being interviewed by Katie Couric, he said that the “surge” was responsible for the “Anbar Awakening,” where he claimed that  Sunni sheiks turned against Al Qaeda, and that was instrumental in reducing violence in Iraq. BS. That wasn’t true. Was that seen by anyoone watching that interview? No. They edited the error out of their program. MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann exposed the fraud…”…It aired Katie Couric’s question, but in response, it aired part of McCain’s answer to the other question instead.” Of course, on the same day they continued the lie that the media was giving more attention and favored Obama. The Huffington post found the sherade as well. Click link to listen to Keith Olbermann confront the 2-step CBS tried to play on their viewers.

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Click below for video of Olbermann exposing McCain and CBS.  

The ‘Oil men’ have swindled the American worker again!

Look, Nancy Pelosi is right. During her CNN interview with Wolf Blitzer yesterday, she expressed who the real culprits were who caused this national mess. The ‘Oil Men’ have been the hinderers against progress and have given a free pass and a free reign to crooks, high-bid contracting oil giants, cronies, thieves and the ideologue mercenaries- and his neo-con legions to destroy the Constitution by ripping apart the 4th amendment regarding FISA and search and seizure, but also one of our most important Constitutionally-embedded pieces to keep order in this country has been sliced out- balance of power. And they came together and raped the law of balance of power. What did Congress do? Congress folded and crowned our Crony-in-Chief King George! And their approval ratings are at 9%. “But we don’t have a 60 vote majority!” Nancy and Harry [Reid] could have forced the issues down their throats and cut the funding for the invasion. She could have sent the House back over to their stations and vote over and over ’til they’re blue in the face. Of course, to save her skin she ignore her 2006 mandate from the people. Remember right after that she said she was going to go and do the people’s work and in 100 days? How much of a ridiculous disappointment it turned out to be. She was the one that took impeachment right off the table… Anyways, back to the point, The Oil Men, Bush and Cheney and their cronies, are at fault for our economy and gas prices. And they’ve worked 8 miserable years to bring this economy down to the mess it is. Bush and c. has given Halliburton and the Saudis free reign and extended deregulation to oppress the American people. And now they need a wedge issue to take your eyes off wanting change, and it is oil drilling in ANWR- The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge! They know what the right thing is to do, and have swore to never do it. And it is to release our national oil reserves that are 99% full. King George refuses to do it, citing it’s only for emergencies..well, look at whose out of touch. With Americans struggling everyday to afford to pay high gas prices and dealing with near-recession high employment this sure is an emergency. Tell the real elitists, the dollar-drinking, caviar-eating neo-cons! Phil Gramm expressed the Bush-McSame feeling that they believe we’re “A Nation of Whiners” and our economic problems are merely “mental.” Let’s send them a message- we want those national oil reserves opened to immediately alleviate our pain at the pump!

In effort to help his buddy McSame, Bush takes ban off off-shore drilling in the Wildlife Refuge.

In an effort to help his buddy, McSame and destroy the environment, Bush has taken the ban off Off-shore Drilling. This does not come as a surprise in a time where Bush-McCain and Co. have nothing to lose in showing their affection for each other while destroying the Wildlife Refuge and environment to our detriment. Beautiful. And Congress still refuses to put impeachment back on the table. Of course, we are forced to see the world’s biggest tantric sex session between Bush-Mcsame and the rest of the Neo-Cons over off-shore drilling and destroying the future of the American people. It’s time to throw the snakes back in the pit and vote for change.

Gen. Wesley Clark goes for the jugular on the specifics of McSame’s military record

4-star General and NATO Commander Wesley Clark questioned McSame’s war experience this weekend on whether he was really qualified to run for the presidency. So McBush chickens out on answering the American people about his lack of judgment and recruits Bud Day of 2004 Swift Boat deception infamy to assault the military veteran (I’ve heard he’s creating a new group called “Truth Squad”). And you bet Day would politicize Vietnam in his attack. “General Clark spent a month in Vietnam, got badly wounded and was evacuated, that was his experience. I say let’s hold the two of them up and compare them.” Well, Clark realizes something McSame has failed to and it is that his compassion is so great that he understands how damaging war is to the psyche of the American trooper. 3-4 endless tours to Iraq to perpetuate an endless invasion for the Administration’s evil deception and greed for oil. Not to mention that McBush wants to continue the failed policy of sending lawless, Wild West-oriented mercenaries and contractors, Blackwater USA, to murder Iraqi families on the streets and McBush wants to continue the Administration’s policy of paying the contractors 3x more than our soldiers- to the detriment and neglect of our homeland and our ports (which are being sold to foreign countries)in a 3rd Bush term. All while the neo-cons totally ignored the war in Afghanistan and lied to the American people about who really attacked us on 9-11, which wasn’t Saddam, it was Osama bin-Laden. And did Bush capture bin Laden? No, he doesn’t even talk about it. He’s a liar with flawed and corrupt judgment, and so is his cabana boy, John McSame! Keep fighting and putting the heat on him for the American people, General Clark!

McBush will ride a downward spiral of failure

McBush will ride a downward spiral of failure. The time of failed Bush-McCain policies is over. His best bosom buddy Bush has given us, the American people, 8 miserable Republican balance of power monopoly years of incompetency, a national deficit, a corrupt, cronyistic executive branch that escapes oversight and the limits of the Constitution’s habeas corpus and transparency under a declaration of so-called ‘executive privilege,’ and a failed party agenda resulting in a washed-up, disposable Republican brand and a beyond lackluster base.

McBush has been the recipient of soft-ball, push-over favorable press, but his campaign risks a political cliffdive. Various sources have exposed that different major corporate anchormen and women, and reporters have succumbed to McSame’s press-oriented pseudo-charm, ego-stroking, party invites and free boozes to the journalists covering him. I’ve got to admit, it’s a conflict-of-interest causing approach but effective plan to propagate the free press right out of the “Compassionate Conservative” Bush-Rovian playbook. McSame has made the bed and now the corporate journalists are lying in it. However, in the morning, when it’s time for the journalists to do their jobs and inform us about McBush’s extremist views, perpetuation of the status quo, his self-admission that he is “not an expert on the economy,” his inability to feel and understand your eeconomic pains, his admission that he believes everything going okay with our economy, his gazillionaire wife’s refusal to release her tax records for the view of the American voting public, his canoodling with various corporate interest groups and 527 groups, McBush’s flip-flopping and Far-Right wing courting of “Catholic Church is the great whore…Hitler is the great hunter of God” evangelist John Hagee and “America’s mission is to destroy the Muslim religion” evangelist Rod Parsley, and McBush’s votes against every health and economic livelihood-protecting initiative that the American people had demanded Congress to pass, the press does not come through and put out information that people should know about their McPolitician-

Let’s be honest, he doesn’t have a f**king chance of getting the presidency. In a change year like this, you cannot attract moderates when you have Far-Right extremist evangelist wackos, like James Dobson, fighting your opponent for you and you base your political career voting 95% of the time for your buddy Bush and for the GOP’s old-hat, yesterday’s song-and-dance positions.

In a year when James Hansen, NASA scientist and top expert in the study of the global warming pandemic, says that the earth needs drastic action to avoid cataclysmic ecosystem destruction, further sea level rise and mass extinction in the next two decades we cannot afford Bush-McCain tent-preaching the archaic cult philosophies of maintaining the status quo- like off-shore drilling and further environmental pollution.

Not to mention that McSame has said on a conference call that he is justifying a military draft if he saw the Iran war situation as a World War III scenario. It’s a direct continuation of Bush’s wet dream of total war. He wants to play Shoot-Em-Down Battleship with our young children’s lives. He’s f**king nuts. An overwhelming majority of American citizens want our troops home in under a year, and the Bush-McCain policies have already drained our economy and had us borrowing money from China and posting the bill on our children’s heads. The American people see where this is going, and in this year it is critical we vote for a different path.

A Call to Arms For UNITY

Fight, fight, fight!! Unite, unite, unite! If I have to be a cheerleader to get the whole national party to unite in our effort to defeat John Mcsame McBush McCain, that’s what I’ll do. We want to unite, we want progress, we want a sunnier future, we want change for the common man and woman. C’mon guys, c’mon John, let’s go. If Right-out-of-bed Ted Kennedy is walking right out of brain surgery to fight for our future and our candidate, then, hell, we should too! 2008 is our year to change this senseless, endless war, our bad economy, the jeopardy to women’s reproductive choice, the endangered state of our Supreme Court that is supposed to protect us, the Constitutional rights of our laid-off and forgotten workers at risk- it is your DUTY to fight, that is one of many things to serve your country. The time has come NOW! In hours, we are going to get our nominee and we are going to have to go out there and fight the Far Right for our new direction. They have enslaved us and suppressed our voices for too long. I will personally march through rain, sleet, snow longer than the post office to make it happen this time. In order for us to work to improve our country, we gotta put down our shields of scrutiny and fight for change this time!!!