Categories: Issues, Iraq, Media, Military, Social Security, Taxs, That's Gay, Tom DeLay

04/03/05

Permalink Categories: Dumb Bush, That's Gay   English (US)

Government Says Gay Kids Need Shrinks!

Thats Gay

From A Great Blog I Follow, The FaerieWizard

A new government Web site gives parents advice on how to convince their children that ‘‘abstinence is the healthiest choice.'' That's dictating values, say organizations ranging from the American Civil Liberties Union to gay rights groups, and they want the site taken down.

The site says: "If you believe your adolescent may be gay, or is experiencing difficulties with gender identity or sexual orientation issues, consider seeing a family therapist who shares your values to clarify and work through these issues."

Source: helenair.com & 365gay.com

I have NO problem at all telling kids to abstain from sex. I think it is good advice. However, I also believe kids should also be taught about birth control as a back-up. You can tell a kid don't have sex all you want, but chances are a lot of them are going to have sex.

However, I DO take offense to suggesting you take your child to a psychiatrist if you think your child is gay. How long ago did psychiatry take homosexuality off the books as a mental disease? They might have well said "take your kid to conversion therapy and get them fixed" because that is what it sounds like they are saying.

~The FaerieWizard.

04/02/05

Cheney Calls DeLay’s Conduct Inappropriate

DeLay is the Devil

DeLay - Cheney

From the NY Post.

On another issue, Cheney said he backed efforts to help save Terri Schiavo's life, but strongly disagreed with House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas), who wants retribution against judges who blocked restoration of her feeding tube.

"I don't think that's appropriate . . . There's a reason why judges get lifetime appointments," he said.

You know you have messed up when the guy that makes the devil shudder says you have gone to far.

Permalink Categories: Crazy Evangelicals, Tom DeLay   English (US)

Support Him, or You will Pay Too.

DeLay is the Devil

40% of the entire conservative movement rests in the hands of Tom DeLay, and as the noose starts to get tight around his neck, the conservative leaders of many anti-American right-wing groups are calling on people to support him, or they will make them pay. From the Washington Times (Very Right Leaning)

"Tom DeLay is the chosen leader of his party in the House. He needs to be held accountable, and so should House Republicans, who have to choose between DeLay and decency," said Ellen Miller, deputy director of the Campaign for America's Future, which will run $75,000 in ads on television in Washington and in Houston, near Mr. DeLay's congressional district.

But conservatives say the attacks against Mr. DeLay are against the broader conservative movement, and many of them met last week in Washington to plot a defense.

"I think in the last couple of weeks, it's become apparent to many conservative groups in Washington that this is really, in many ways, an attack on them and their ideas, using Mr. DeLay as the surrogate target," said Gary Bauer, chairman of the Campaign for Working Families, a political action committee.

Morton Blackwell, Republican National Committee member from Virginia and a member of ACU's board, said Republicans are being told support for Mr. DeLay is mandatory if they want future support from conservatives.

"Conservative leaders across the country are working now to make sure that any politician who hopes to have conservative support in the future had better be in the forefront as we attack those who attack Tom DeLay," he said.

04/01/05

Permalink Categories: Crazy Evangelicals, Issues   English (US)

"Culture of Life" My Ass!

Why is it that the Bush Administration and the Republicans scream “Culture of Life” and yet every time we turn around, we see a “Culture of Wealth”?

Bush has announced that he will raise Medicare premiums by 15% this year. This is on top of the 17% premium hike of last year. So in short, the ultra right wing whack-jobs branch of the Republicans will toss out nonsensical phrases like “Culture of Life” and yet every action is a “Culture of Death”. You want to raise the premium for health care on the people that are most vulnerable, the elderly, and disabled.

So, the “Culture of Life”…

“Culture of Life” my ass.

03/31/05

Permalink Categories: Dumb Bush, Issues   English (US)

Oil to $100 or More a Barrel

From ABC News

Mar 31, 2005 — LONDON (Reuters) - Oil hurtled back up to $56 a barrel on Thursday as Goldman Sachs bank, the biggest trader of energy derivatives, said prices could ultimately surge all the way above $100.

The Goldman Sachs report strengthened gains driven by a fall in U.S. gasoline stocks and fresh buying from investment funds as the dollar weakened.

U.S. light crude -CLc1- jumped $2.11, or 3.9 percent, to a high of $56.10 a barrel, within $1.50 of a $57.60 record high struck on March 17.

Benchmark Brent futures -LCOc1- leapt $2.76 to $54.85, catching up with Wednesday's late recovery on the New York market, which this week closes an hour later than the London exchange.

Oil prices have climbed around 25 percent this year as signals that rapid demand growth in emerging economies China and India will strain world supply ignited heavy buying from big-money funds.

Goldman Sachs bank -GS.N- said in a research report on Thursday that oil markets have entered a "super-spike" period that could see prices rising as high as $105 a barrel.

"We believe oil markets may have entered the early stages of what we have referred to as a "super spike" period — a multi-year trading band of oil prices high enough to meaningfully reduce energy consumption and recreate a spare capacity cushion only after which will lower energy prices return," Goldman's analysts wrote.

Goldman's Global Investment Research note also raised the bank's 2005 and 2006 NYMEX crude price forecasts to $50 and $55 respectively, from $41 and $40.

These forecasts sit at the top of a table of predictions from 25 analysts, consultants and government bodies surveyed by Reuters -O/POLL-.

U.S. oil futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange have averaged $50.02 per barrel so far in 2005 up from a record $41.48 last year.

The U.S. government reported on Wednesday that U.S. gasoline supplies fell 2.9 million barrels to 214.4 million barrels last week, the fourth decline in a row ahead of summer when consumption peaks.

Thanks Bush, now even more people will starve because of you, so much for that "Culture of Life"

Tom DeLay Openly Threatening Judges, Doctors and More

DeLay is the Devil

From Think Progress and US Newswire

Mrs. Schiavo’s death is a moral poverty and a legal tragedy. This loss happened because our legal system did not protect the people who need protection most, and that will change. The time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their behavior, but not today. Today we grieve, we pray, and we hope to God this fate never befalls another. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Schindlers and with Terri Schiavo’s friends in this time of deep sorrow.

Make no mistake about it: Tom DeLay, our Majority Leader, is now threatening judges, doctors and Terri Schiavo’s husband, and the Constitution of this great Nation.

Permalink Categories: Issues   English (US)

Where is the Statement for Them?

As I am sure you know, Terry Schiavo’s soul has finally been freed from the shell it has been trapped in. Within the hour of the death, our beloved leader, and savior, Bush had made a statement. "The essence of civilization is that the strong have a duty to protect the weak," Bush said. "In cases where there are serious doubts and questions, the presumption should be in favor of life."

I am glad he was about to find time in his busy day to make a statement, and so quick too. I want to know where his sense of urgency when 10 people were killed in Minnesota last week, it took him 5 days to make a statement, and only after people started to notice the absence of a statement. What about the 1,527 solders that were killed so far in Iraqastan? What about the other people that have passed away today, many of whom passed in much the same way as Terry did, countless people in the same state that Terry was in. What about the 25,000 children that die of hunger in the world every day, where is there statement.

They have taken an event that happens around this nation everyday and turned it into a political photo opportunity, that seems to have backfired. Tom DeLay openly said that he was going to use this event to take the heat off his own mountain of indiscretions. Even the Judge, Stanley F. Birch Jr. (A BUSH ONE APPOINTEE) issued a scathing attack on the White House and lawmakers over their role in the case, saying they "have acted in a manner demonstrably at odds with our Founding Fathers' blueprint for the governance of a free people -- our Constitution.".

You should be scared people, this case has shown, the republicans have no regard for our founding doctrine, and anything that stands in the way of them will be destroyed, even if it is the constitution of the United States.

03/30/05

Permalink Categories: Life in Bush's America, Issues   English (US)

So Far, Best Op/Ed From St. Pete Times.

I think this person has hit the nail on the head, I am sure someone is going to threaten his life soon.

Living will is the best revenge
By ROBERT FRIEDMAN, Perspective Editor
Published March 27, 2005

Like many of you, I have been compelled by recent events to prepare a more detailed advance directive dealing with end-of-life issues. Here's what mine says:

* In the event I lapse into a persistent vegetative state, I want medical authorities to resort to extraordinary means to prolong my hellish semiexistence. Fifteen years wouldn't be long enough for me.

* I want my wife and my parents to compound their misery by engaging in a bitter and protracted feud that depletes their emotions and their bank accounts.

* I want my wife to ruin the rest of her life by maintaining an interminable vigil at my bedside. I'd be really jealous if she waited less than a decade to start dating again or otherwise rebuilding a semblance of a normal life.

* I want my case to be turned into a circus by losers and crackpots from around the country who hope to bring meaning to their empty lives by investing the same transient emotion in me that they once reserved for Laci Peterson, Chandra Levy and that little girl who got stuck in a well.

* I want those crackpots to spread vicious lies about my wife.

* I want to be placed in a hospice where protesters can gather to bring further grief and disruption to the lives of dozens of dying patients and families whose stories are sadder than my own.

* I want the people who attach themselves to my case because of their deep devotion to the sanctity of life to make death threats against any judges, elected officials or health care professionals who disagree with them.

* I want the medical geniuses and philosopher kings who populate the Florida Legislature to ignore me for more than a decade and then turn my case into a forum for weeks of politically calculated bloviation.

* I want total strangers - oily politicians, maudlin news anchors, ersatz friars and all other hangers-on - to start calling me "Bobby," as if they had known me since childhood.

* I'm not insisting on this as part of my directive, but it would be nice if Congress passed a "Bobby's Law" that applied only to me and ignored the medical needs of tens of millions of other Americans without adequate health coverage.

* Even if the "Bobby's Law" idea doesn't work out, I want Congress - especially all those self-described conservatives who claim to believe in "less government and more freedom" - to trample on the decisions of doctors, judges and other experts who actually know something about my case. And I want members of Congress to launch into an extended debate that gives them another excuse to avoid pesky issues such as national security and the economy.

* In particular, I want House Majority Leader Tom DeLay to use my case as an opportunity to divert the country's attention from the mounting political and legal troubles stemming from his slimy misbehavior.

* And I want Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist to make a mockery of his Harvard medical degree by misrepresenting the details of my case in ways that might give a boost to his 2008 presidential campaign.

* I want Frist and the rest of the world to judge my medical condition on the basis of a snippet of dated and demeaning videotape that should have remained private.

* Because I think I would retain my sense of humor even in a persistent vegetative state, I'd want President Bush - the same guy who publicly mocked Karla Faye Tucker when signing off on her death warrant as governor of Texas - to claim he was intervening in my case because it is always best "to err on the side of life."

* I want the state Department of Children and Families to step in at the last moment to take responsibility for my well-being, because nothing bad could ever happen to anyone under DCF's care.

* And because Gov. Jeb Bush is the smartest and most righteous human being on the face of the Earth, I want any and all of the aforementioned directives to be disregarded if the governor happens to disagree with them. If he says he knows what's best for me, I won't be in any position to argue.

Permalink Categories: Issues   English (US)

Oil Spill in Alaska, and Nothing from the Media.

Looks like the Main Stream Media is going to continue to ignore news stories because it may dent Bush, and the rest of the Republican Parties “Mandate to Ruin the World”

From the Anchorage Daily News By WESLEY LOY

Oil Spill Alaska

Cleanup workers continued efforts Tuesday to mop up a large oily water spill in the Kuparuk oil field, but the cause of a pipeline leak remained undetermined.

State pollution officials as well as a spokesman for oil company Conoco Phillips, which runs Kuparuk, said the estimated size of the spill remains at 111,300 gallons. That ranks as the third largest industrial spill ever recorded in the North Slope oil fields.

A worker for Conoco Phillips discovered the spill Saturday morning after spotting wet snow at the 2H drill site in the western reaches of the massive Kuparuk field. Kuparuk is the state's second richest oil field after Prudhoe Bay.

Round-the-clock cleanup efforts continued Tuesday, and the cleanup could take weeks, DEC officials said.

As many as 80 workers are helping clear away snow covering the spill site and a six-inch underground pipeline suspected of springing a leak and releasing the oily, salty fluid known as "produced water." The pipeline runs underneath the gravel drill pad.

Water typically is mixed with crude oil as it comes out of North Slope oil wells. The water is removed from the oil in a separation plant and then piped back to drill sites for injection back into the ground. The water helps maintain underground pressure, forcing out more oil.

Corrosion has been suspected in past oil field spills, but Conoco spokeswoman Dawn Patience said no firm cause had been determined.

Oil production has not been interrupted, she said.

Alaska Clean Seas, a consortium of equipment and staff paid by the North Slope oil industry to respond to spills, is helping with the cleanup. Other spill response contractors and the Village Response Team of Barrow also have sent workers to the site.

Cleanup workers plan to place booms around the nearly 2 acres affected by the spill and then flood the area with warm, fresh water. The idea is to gently lift away trace amounts of crude oil in the leaked water, as well as salt, which can kill tundra vegetation.

These flushing operations could begin in the next three days, according to a status report the state Department of Environmental Conservation issued Tuesday afternoon.

Leslie Pearson, the DEC's spill prevention and emergency response manager, said the fact that the ground is still frozen might help reduce damage. In summer, the spilled water could more easily penetrate to the roots of tundra vegetation, she said.

The on-site temperature Tuesday was reported as minus 10.

Inspections last October and in 2001 found no problems in the pipeline, Pearson said.

Conoco is majority owner of Kuparuk, with BP holding a large minority interest. The other owners are Unocal, Exxon Mobil and Chevron Texaco.

03/29/05

Profit on Her Death, Before She is Even Dead!

For some time, I thought the actions of Tom DeLay and his pack of immoral followers had in fact forged new lows in the daily conversations that move our nation. I was desperately wrong. The bar could in fact go much lower, and the parents of Terri Schiavo have set it.

For some time, years in fact, the Schindler’s have maintained a website describing the issues from their side, and soliciting money to help pay for mounting legal bills, and many people have given. The Schindler’s are not even going to go wait for their daughter to die before they start profiting on this whole ordeal. How you may ask? Well the Schindlers are going to sell the list of donors to right wing organizations, so they can use this list for, anything they want.

Here is some of a story from the NY Times

"These compassionate pro-lifers donated toward Bob Schindler's legal battle to keep Terri's estranged husband from removing the feeding tube from Terri," says a description of the list on the Web site of the firm, Response Unlimited, which is asking $150 a month for 6,000 names and $500 a month for 4,000 e-mail addresses of people who responded last month to an e-mail plea from Ms. Schiavo's father. "These individuals are passionate about the way they value human life, adamantly oppose euthanasia and are pro-life in every sense of the word!"

Privacy experts said the sale of the list was legal and even predictable, if ghoulish.

"I think it's amusing," said Robert Gellman, a privacy and information policy consultant. "I think it's absolutely classic America. Everything is for sale in America, every type of personal information."

--- snip ---

Direct mail and mass e-mailings are ubiquitous fund-raising tools of interest groups on the left as well as the right, and others in the direct-mail business defended the sale of lists like the roster of donors to the Schindlers as a useful way for potential donors to learn of causes that might appeal to them.

Pamela Hennessy, an unpaid spokeswoman for the Schindlers, said she was initially appalled when she learned of the list's existence.

"It is possibly the most distasteful thing I have ever seen," Ms. Hennessy said. "Everybody is making a buck off of her."

Ms. Hennessy, who operates the Schindlers' Web site, www.terrisfight.org, said the family had not released any of the names or e-mail addresses gathered there. "Obviously these people are enterprising, and they are taking advantage of this very desperate father," she said.

Read the whole think... HERE

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