Where are they Now?

June 20, 2009 at 11:42 am | Posted in Bush, Cheney, crooks & liars, government spending, humor, Obama, PhotoShop Fun, president, war | 3 Comments
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How I, Honjii, have kept America safe

May 21, 2009 at 1:15 pm | Posted in Bush, Cheney, PhotoShop Fun, political, terrorism, war | Leave a comment
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The other night on television I saw a clip of Bush doing what, for him, passes as speaking.  You know, that thing he does where he has that dumb smirk on his face, his mouth moves and sound comes out but it is all just gibberish.  It was the first, time since Obama took office, that I’ve seen or heard him and I had this sudden, overwhelming urge to throw my shoes at the TV.

cheney-in-the-box1Lately Satan Cheney has been popping up all over the place.  I think he’s making a desperate and pathetic attempt to build a defense in the event he is prosecuted for his war crimes.  He has said, on many of these pop-ups, how they (the Bush Administration) kept America safe, the proof being that there were no further terrorist attacks, on U.S. soil, after 9/11.  I wish someone would point out to him that not very long after the Bush crime syndicate took over this country, we had our very first terrorist attack on American soil.  So the way I see it, every president that came before W kept us safe and Bush and Cheney cleared the way for what happened on 9/11.

I love playing with Photoshop and every time I see Dick Cheney I just want to Photoshop his face onto the head of a penis.  OK, I admit I actually did it for my own amusement, but to post it here would, unfortunately, be in bad taste so I’ll exercise some restraint.  However, if you really want to see it, drop me a line on my contact page and I’ll send you a link to the image.

If I follow the Cheny logic, then I can make the same claim.  Has anyone noticed that since I began this blog there has not been a single terrorist attack on our country?  You’re welcome, America.  It has been my pleasure keeping you safe and sound.

TheTurdblossom’s “Insiders’ Guide to Swinging Elections”

October 1, 2008 at 11:07 pm | Posted in Bush, Cheney, crooks & liars, elections, political campaigns, president | 1 Comment
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Our five-minute film features Turdblossom (Karl Rove) with a Snidely Whiplash moustache, jib jabbing to a cartoon room of Republican Operatives about how he plans to steal the White House for John McCain.

Our mission, with this funny little film is to educate and activate and EMPOWER millions of voters around this country to put their bodies and hearts on the front lines of the election to protect their vote on November 4th.

You can start right now, by sending this little film with a big message to all the people you know. Then…

Ask yourself, what it is, that you can do, on 11/04 to save your country. Then do it.
Country: United States
Website: http://wakeupandsaveyourcountry.com

An Open Letter to God, from Michael Moore

September 1, 2008 at 3:39 am | Posted in Beliefs, Bush, Cheney, god, government, Religion, tragedy | 1 Comment
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Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Dear God,

The other night, the Rev. James Dobson’s ministry asked all believers to pray for a storm on Thursday night so that the Obama acceptance speech outdoors in Denver would have to be cancelled.

I see that You have answered Rev. Dobson’s prayers — except the storm You have sent to earth is not over Denver, but on its way to New Orleans! In fact, You have scheduled it to hit Louisiana at exactly the moment that George W. Bush is to deliver his speech at the Republican National Convention.

Now, heavenly Father, we all know You have a great sense of humor and impeccable timing. To send a hurricane on the third anniversary of the Katrina disaster AND right at the beginning of the Republican Convention was, at first blush, a stroke of divine irony. I don’t blame You, I know You’re angry that the Republicans tried to blame YOU for Katrina by calling it an “Act of God” — when the truth was that the hurricane itself caused few casualties in New Orleans. Over a thousand people died because of the mistakes and neglect caused by humans, not You.

Some of us tried to help after Katrina hit, while Bush ate cake with McCain and twiddled his thumbs. I closed my office in New York and sent my entire staff down to New Orleans to help. I asked people on my website to contribute to the relief effort I organized — and I ended up sending over two million dollars in donations, food, water, and supplies (collected from thousands of fans) to New Orleans while Bush’s FEMA ice trucks were still driving around Maine three weeks later.

But this past Thursday night, the Washington Post reported that the Republicans had begun making plans to possibly postpone the convention. The AP had reported that there were no shelters set up in New Orleans for this storm, and that the levee repairs have not been adequate. In other words, as the great Ronald Reagan would say, “There you go again!”

So the last thing John McCain and the Republicans needed was to have a split-screen on TVs across America: one side with Bush and McCain partying in St. Paul, and on the other side of the screen, live footage of their Republican administration screwing up once again while New Orleans drowns.

So, yes, You have scared the Jesus, Mary and Joseph out of them, and more than a few million of your followers tip their hats to You.

But now it appears that You haven’t been having just a little fun with Bush & Co. It appears that Hurricane Gustav is truly heading to New Orleans and the Gulf coast. We hear You, O Lord, loud and clear, just as we did when Rev. Falwell said You made 9/11 happen because of all those gays and abortions. We beseech You, O Merciful One, not to punish us again as Pat Robertson said You did by giving us Katrina because of America’s “wholesale slaughter of unborn children.” His sentiments were echoed by other Republicans in 2005.

So this is my plea to you: Don’t do this to Louisiana again. The Republicans got your message. They are scrambling and doing the best they can to get planes, trains and buses to New Orleans so that everyone can get out. They haven’t sent the entire Louisiana National Guard to Iraq this time — they are already patrolling the city streets. And, in a nod to I don’t know what, Bush’s head of FEMA has named a man to help manage the federal government’s response. His name is W. Michael Moore. I kid you not, heavenly Father. They have sent a man with both my name AND W’s to help save the Gulf Coast.

So please God, let the storm die out at sea. It’s done enough damage already. If you do this one favor for me, I promise not to invoke your name again. I’ll leave that to the followers of Rev. Dobson and to those gathering this week in St. Paul.

Your faithful servant and former seminarian,

Michael Moore
MMFlint@aol.com
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P.S. To all of God’s fellow children who are reading this, the city New Orleans has not yet recovered from Katrina. Please click here for a list of things you can do to help our brothers and sisters on the Gulf Coast. And, if you do live along the Gulf Coast, please take all necessary safety precautions immediately.

Classic Good Sense, Part 2

August 12, 2008 at 7:56 am | Posted in Bush, Cheney, crooks & liars, elections, government, political campaigns, president | Leave a comment
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In a follow up to my earlier post quoting Lee Iacocca, a friend sent me this more recent article.

From the July-August issue of the AARP Bulletin

Some people call me a grumpy old man. Well, I’m beyond grumpy. I’m verging on outraged. A couple of years ago, I came out of retirement (I wasn’t very good at it anyway) to write a book, Where Have All the Leaders Gone? I couldn’t sit silently by and watch this country that I love so much continue to veer off course. My goal was to light a fire—to get people thinking about where we’re headed. I felt a sense of extreme urgency about our need to put a leader in the White House, not just a sound bite with a good haircut. Well, my book has received an overwhelming response, but the campaign year still feels like the silly season. I’m not sure the media got my message.

You’d think that with 80 percent of the American public saying we’re on the wrong track, there would be a lot of serious discussion about leadership in this election. Not so. The media cover every twitch and gaffe of the candidates. We know where they buy their suits (and pantsuits) and where they go to church. We know their bowling scores and whether they prefer a beer and a shot or a glass of Chablis. But how much do we really know about their leadership qualities?

I want to hear specifics. Show me instances where the candidates have demonstrated creativity in solving problems, courage in the face of adversity, curiosity about people who aren’t like them, and the ability to communicate forcefully, with friends and enemies alike. Show me examples of competence—that’s a quality in short supply these days. Show me examples of conviction and good old-fashioned common sense. I know the candidates can talk the talk. They’re politicians. Can they put some actions behind those words? I’m not so sure.

Here’s another thing I want to know before I cast my vote—and this is a pet peeve of mine: Who is going to be on their teams if they’re elected? The presidency is not a one-man or one-woman show. If we’ve learned nothing else in recent history, we’ve learned that it matters who is appointed secretary of defense, or secretary of state, or attorney general. It matters who the key advisers are—the people who have the president’s ear. But have you noticed that when you ask a candidate about possible appointments, you get some drivel about how it’s premature to name names? Why should it be such a secret? When have you ever heard a reporter press a candidate about this? I think we should demand an answer. Let’s hear their lists.

I’ve never been commander in chief, but I’ve been a chief executive officer, and I know that you’re nothing without your team. If you want to be a great leader, you’ve got to surround yourself with great people.

My message to each candidate is simple: Prove that you’re a leader, and name the team—now—that will back you up. That’s what America deserves.

Classic good sense : Lee Iacocca

August 12, 2008 at 12:01 am | Posted in Bush, Cheney, corporate bullys, crooks & liars, Current Events, elections, government, government spending, government waste, political, political rants, terrorism, war | 3 Comments
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These are some excerpts from Lee Iacocca’s Where Have All the Leaders Gone. It says what many of us are thinking, and very well.

‘Am I the only guy in this country who’s fed up with what’s happening? Where the hell is our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder. We’ve got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we’ve got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can’t even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, ‘Stay the course’

Stay the course? You’ve got to be kidding. This is America, not the damned ‘Titanic’. I’ll give you a sound bite: ‘Throw all the bums out!’

You might think I’m getting senile, that I’ve gone off my rocker, and maybe I have. But someone has to speak up. I hardly recognize this country anymore.

The most famous business leaders are not the innovators but the guys in handcuffs. While we’re fiddling in Iraq , the Middle East is burning and nobody seems to know what to do. And the press is waving ‘pom-poms’ instead of asking hard questions. That’s not the promise of the ‘America ‘ my parents and yours traveled across the ocean for.

I’ve had enough. How about you?

I’ll go a step further. You can’t call yourself a patriot if you’re not outraged. This is a fight I’m ready and willing to have. The Biggest ‘C’ is Crisis ! (Iacocca elaborates on nine C’s of leadership, crisis being the first.)

Leaders are made, not born. Leadership is forged in times of crisis. It’s easy to sit there with your feet up on the desk and talk theory Or send someone else’s kids off to war when you’ve never seen a battlefield yourself. It’s another thing to lead when your world comes tumbling down.

On September 11, 2001, we needed a strong leader more than any other time in our history. We needed a steady hand to guide us out of the ashes. A Hell of a Mess So here’s where we stand. We’re immersed in a bloody war with no plan for winning and no plan for leaving.Were running the biggest deficit in the history of the country. We’re losing the manufacturing edge to Asia , while our once-great companies are getting slaughtered by health care costs. Gas prices are skyrocketing, and nobody in power has a coherent energy policy. Our schools are in trouble. Our borders are like sieves. The middle class is being squeezed every which way. These are times that cry out for leadership.

But when you look around, you’ve got to ask: ‘Where have all the
leaders gone?’ Where are the curious, creative communicators? Where are the people of character, courage, conviction, omnipotence , and common sense? I may be a sucker for alliteration, but I think you get the point.

Name me a leader who has a better idea for homeland security than making us take off our shoes in airports and throw away our shampoo? We’ve spent billions of dollars building a huge new bureaucracy, and all we know how to do is react to things that have already happened.

Name me one leader who emerged from the crisis of Hurricane Katrina. Congress has yet to spend a single day evaluating the response to the hurricane, or demanding accountability for the decisions that were made in the crucial hours after the storm.

Everyone’s hunkering down, fingers crossed, hoping it doesn’t happen again. Now, that’s just crazy. Storms happen. Deal with it. Make a plan . Figure out what you’re going to do the next time.

Name me an industry leader who is thinking creatively about how we can restore our competitive edge in manufacturing. Who would have believed that there could ever be a time when ‘The Big Three’ referred to Japanese car companies? How did this happen, and more important, what are we going to do about it?

Name me a government leader who can articulate a plan for paying down the debit, or solving the energy crisis, or managing the health care problem.The silence is deafening. But these are the crisis that are eating away at our country and milking the middle class dry.

I have news for the gang in Congress. We didn’t elect you to sit on your asses and do nothing and remain silent while our democracy is being hijacked and our greatness is being replaced with mediocrity. What is everybody so afraid of? That some bonehead on Fox News will call them a name? Give me a break. Why don’t you guys show some spine for a change?

Had Enough?

Hey, I’m not trying to be the voice of gloom and doom here. I’m trying to light a fire. I’m speaking out because I have hope I believe in America . In my lifetime I’ve had the privilege of living through some of America’s greatest moments. I’ve also experienced some of our worst crises: the ‘Great Depression’, ‘World War II’, the ‘Korean War’, the ‘Kennedy Assassination’, the ‘Vietnam War’, the 1970’s oil crisis, and the struggles of recent years culminating with 9/11.

If I’ve learned one thing, it’s this: ‘You don’t get anywhere by standing on the sidelines waiting for somebody else to take action. Whether it’s building a better car or building a better future for our children, we all have a role to play. That’s the challenge I’m raising in this book. It’s a call to ‘Action’ for people who, like me, believe in America . It’s not too late, but it’s getting pretty close. So let’s shake off the crap and go to work. Let’s tell ’em all we’ve had enough.’

Make your own contribution by sending this to everyone you know and care about. It’s our country, folks; and it’s our future. Our future is at stake!

For Eli

May 6, 2008 at 1:05 am | Posted in Bush, Cheney, crooks & liars, government, political, president, war | 3 Comments

This was emailed to me by a friend I thought it was very powerful.

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