Saturday, August 18, 2007

Give Me That Old Time Religion

Are we really much different from those we declare to be our enemies???

DAVID MCKIBBON, LA TIMES - Wiley S. Drake, a Buena Park pastor and a former national leader of the Southern Baptist Convention, called on his followers to pray for the deaths of two leaders of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. The request was in response to the liberal group's urging the IRS to investigate Drake's church's nonprofit status because Drake endorsed former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee for president on church letterhead and during a church-affiliated Internet radio show.

Drake said Wednesday he was "simply doing what God told me to do" by targeting Americans United officials Joe Conn and Jeremy Leaming, whom he calls the "enemies of God."

Friday, August 17, 2007

Poor Tony Snow Can't Get By On His $168,000 Salary

I know they probably have to pay alot to get someone to lie as much as Tony does, but then to hear him wail about how its not enough for him to survive on is a little much!

HEWITT: Your intention to go the distance, Tony Snow?

SNOW: No, I’m not going to be…I’ve already made it clear I’m not going to be able to go the distance, but that’s primarily for financial reasons. I’ve told people when my money runs out, then I’ve got to go.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Surging to Nowhere

I think most sane people should realize by now that the "surge" is just a phonied up deal to allow Cheney to keep killing U.S. troops for no good reason until he leaves office in 2009.

U.S. officials say the number of civilian casualties in the Iraqi capital is down 50 percent. But U.S. officials declined to provide specific numbers, and statistics gathered by McClatchy Newspapers don't support the claim.

The number of car bombings in July actually was 5 percent higher than the number recorded last December, according to the McClatchy statistics, and the number of civilians killed in explosions is about the same.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Bush Transforms Army

Who would have expected a veteran such as Bush to ruin our military like this???? Perhaps it is still not too late for his daughters to enlist and get this mess turned around!!!

Exhaustion and combat stress are besieging US troops in Iraq as they battle with a new type of warfare. Some even rely on Red Bull to get through the day. As desertions and absences increase, the military is struggling to cope with the crisis

And it is not only the soldiers that are worn out. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have led to the destruction, or wearing out, of 40 per cent of the US army's equipment, totalling at a recent count $212bn (£105bn).

But it is in the soldiers themselves - and in the ordinary stories they tell - that the exhaustion of the US military is most obvious, coming amid warnings that soldiers serving multiple Iraq deployments, now amounting to several years, are 50 per cent more likely than those with one tour to suffer from acute combat stress.

'We are also seeing older soldiers coming in - up to 41 years old - and that is causing its own problems. They have difficulty dealing with the physical impact of the war and also interacting with the younger men.'

Valentine says: 'We are not only watering down the quality of the soldiers but the leadership too. The good leaders get out. I've seen it. And right now we are on the down slope.'

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Mitt Romney Rules Me Out As Presidential Candidate

Romney apparently thinks agnostics, athiests, and perhaps even diests, are unsuitable for President. I wonder if he intends to seek to amend the constitution to add "person of faith" as an additional qualification for leading this country??? Frankly, if you look at the actions of President Cheney and his little helper over the last 7 years, one could easily conclude that they are Satanists given the widespread death and destruction they have so deliberately brought about.

On Friday at the Lake Miona Regional Recreation Center in the GOP stronghold The Villages, Florida, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney faced down an anti-Mormon voter.

Voter: "You, sir, are a pretender. You don't know the Lord. You are a Mormon."

Romney: "Let me, uh, let me offer just a thought. And that is, uh, one of the great things about this great land, is we have people of different faiths and different persuasions. And uh, I'm convinced that the nation, that the nation does need, the nation does need to have people of different faiths but we need to have a person of faith lead the country."