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"'An Equation for our Time'"
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For Tom Tomorrow: That's perfect. Thanks.
Anyone ever notice all the similarities between Nixon and Bush # 43? Both married former teachers. Two children each, both girls. Both first ran against an incumbent vice president who was trying to distance himself politically from the sitting president, and both ran for re-election against a liberal U.S. Senator who had been a war hero. Both had brothers with ethical problems. Both bombed a sovereign country that wasn't threatening the United States at the time. Both authorized illegal spying on American citizens.
The big difference, of course, was IQ. Oh, and that Nixon realized he was about to be impeached.
When an assistant told bu$hit that it was time for algebra, he replied, "I don't read that terrorist newspaper".
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
... Paul said on 12/27/2005 @ 6:12 am PT...
Good luck kooks!
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
... Blow Me, I'm Irish said on 12/27/2005 @ 6:20 am PT...
heh heh heh....
Picture = 1,000 words...
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
... Yank Had Enuf said on 12/27/2005 @ 7:30 am PT...
Who needs a brain when you're just a PNAC figurehead? :
Ohhhhhh, theeeir OFF to see the WizARD, the wonderful Wizard of Odd>>> Bush needs a brain (but he's not smart enuf to want one), Cheney needs a heart (so his pacemaker can hook up to somethin'), and Rummy needs courage (to go from the foodlines to the frontlines).
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
... atwitsend said on 12/27/2005 @ 7:57 am PT...
Synthetic terror alert red for NYC, DC subways
Total411.info) --- In light of the extension of the USA PATRIOT Act's expiring police-state provisions for only five weeks, this website is issuing a CODE RED SYNTHETIC TERROR ALERT through Feb. 3. Concerned citizens should be on the lookout for suspicious activities by government operatives over the next five weeks. An attack at this time would priovde the necessary impetus to hammer through an expansion of PATRIOT's Orwellian provisions. Bush will likely push for these provisions during his Jan. 31 State of the Union address to Congress.
Of particular concern in the New York subway system. The recent transit workers strike, provoked by unreasonable transigence of management, left the entire system closed to the public for three days. That means black-ops teams had free reign to plant explosives and/or bioweapons to be released at a later time.
Also vulnerable is the Washington DC subway system, called the Metro. Metro recently finished placing hundreds of new "blast-proof" trash cans throughout the systems. These would be the perfect conduit for an inside job --- explosives where the "blast-proof" shielding should be. Additionally, the Metro system shuts down each night, leaving several windows for insiders to plant terror devices. Some, including this editor, have noticed abnormal activity on the system as it closes down at midnight; such as clearing the entire platform at the Metro Center station even though more trains were still scheduled to arrive.
Concerned Americans should look for abnormal activity by "authorities," particularly "drills" over the next few weeks. Subway systems, particularly those in New York and Washington, should be monitored closely. You can call your Congressman and Senators' offices through the Congressional switchboard at 202-225-3121 and tell them not to let a synthetic terror attack again terrorize them into passing PATRIOT. Even better, tell them as they visit their home districts over the holidays. Americans can also call the White House at 202-456-1414 and tell the alleged President you won't be fooled or scared by any upcoming false-flag terror attack
please get this out.. looks google has been hiding it.. don't know how to post on front page... be vigilant and tell your news groups your frinds and family.. scream it..
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
... Arry said on 12/27/2005 @ 8:17 am PT...
#1 - Robert --- Another difference is family background. Nixon was forever trying to be a big man. Little GWB thinks he is, well, just because.
For Arry: I think the family connection is both a difference and a similarity. Nixon's father didn't provide strong support, wasn't a role model, so Nixon identified with his mother, whom he always called a "saint." He called himself a Quaker because she was one, although bombing Cambodia was hardly in keeping with Quaker pacifism.
Bush, Sr. helped set W. up in business and put up with his wastrel ways, meanwhile building his own resume as a statesman. But W., like Nixon, still identified with Mom...right down to the flinty temperament, the cluelessness, and the capacity for hating. Unlike Nixon, he didn't follow his parents' religion (the Bushes are Episcopalians); he became a born-again Methodist, which isn't quite an oxymoron but isn't common, either. Like Nixon, his behavior in office seemed at odds with the teachings of his faith.
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
... epppie said on 12/27/2005 @ 9:46 am PT...
I too fear that they will pull a "terrorist"attack out of their arses if it becomes politically necessary, in their eyes.
Great cartoon. Tom Tomorrow is the best these days.
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
... Jo said on 12/27/2005 @ 9:48 am PT...
Interesting parallels everyone. I don't think Mr. Bush will leave as willingly as Mr. Nixon did.
Just an FYI- "born again" refers to baptism and the dedication to live a christ-like life. Rebirth. A chance to start fresh and leave your mistakes behind. To make amends for your mistakes and live a life of service. It is not an ideology or dogma or a political party (though in todays world one could easily make the mistake of thinking so). So there are lots of born again Methodists but most of us are practicing the teachings of Christ in the new testament and therefore living lives of compassion and service. So in that respect, yes he does seem kind of different from the mainstream Methodists.
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
... Yank Had Enuf said on 12/27/2005 @ 10:11 am PT...
For Jo: Right. One can be a born-again Methodist (that's why I wrote "not quite an oxymoron") but there are a lot more born-again Baptists. I'd say the Methodist church of the Wesleys is about as far afield from the way George W. Bush lives his life on a day-to-day basis than mainstream faith.
Selling out to corporate interests, initiating wars, taking long vacations, bragging about his lack of intellectual curiosity...if Charles Wesley were still alive, he couldn't write a hymn to explain Bush as a Methodist.
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
... Jo said on 12/27/2005 @ 12:52 pm PT...
"Are you a man? Then you should have a human heart. But have you indeed? What is your heart made of? Is there no such principle as Compassion there? Do you never feel another's pain? Have you no Sympathy? No sense of human woe? No pity for the miserable?"-John Wesley
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
... Jo said on 12/27/2005 @ 1:17 pm PT...
Maybe the above quote could be turned into a jingle.
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
... A Concerned Citizen said on 12/27/2005 @ 2:24 pm PT...
Tom Tomorrow - Excellent, I almost fell off my chair laughing. It's actually sad but true. After subtracting the brains, you should use a plus sign and add the Nazi symbol - then the formula will be complete.
At least Nixon was man enough to admit a thing or two and to leave with what dignity he had left, for the good of the country. Bush & Co. will require handcuffs - imho they don't know what dignity is and they don't give a shit about We the People of this country.
COMMENT #16 [Permalink]
... hcocdr said on 12/27/2005 @ 4:36 pm PT...
What happened to the National Guard story? What happened to the DSM's? What happened to the CIA agent leak? What happened to no WMD? What happened to the Vote fraud? What happened to Ms. Cindy?
You folks keep cring wolf so much when something big comes along, no one will believe you.
And you are calling the President dumb?
Ha. For the Nations sake, please keep it up.
Yes. I'm calling the president dumb. And there's no need for anyone to keep it up, because he keeps it up.
COMMENT #18 [Permalink]
... Mikeeeee said on 12/27/2005 @ 5:37 pm PT...
BUSH AFQT = 95
KERRY AFQT = 91
AVREAGE BLOGER = 50
DUMB ENOUGH TO BECOME THE PRESIDENT OF THE USA THE MOST POWERFUL MAN ON THE PLANET.
WHY ARE ALL THE SMART FOLK WRITING ABOUT THE STUPID GUY WHO HAS ACCOMPLISHED MORE THAN THEY EVER WILL.
HELP I'M SOOOO CONFUSED
COMMENT #19 [Permalink]
... Grizzly Bear Dancer said on 12/27/2005 @ 6:14 pm PT...
12/27/2005 BUSHIT RULES IN THE USA!
2000 presidential election -the perfect crime
911 - the perfect inside job against Americans
Attacking Iraq - the perfect war to take control of their oil reserve
2004 rigged presidential election more perfect than 2000 did you hear or read the US news?
Proven fact Gore actually won.
Raping the wildlands, changing the rules of US Forestry and -0- accountability for global warming (the melting arctic) - the perfect corporate elite environmental stance
Delisting the Brown Bear (refer to the extinct animal on the flag of CA that is suppose to stand for CALIFORNIA) off the endangered species list based on lies in 2 months - might not be so perfect bUSH.
COMMENT #20 [Permalink]
... Jo said on 12/27/2005 @ 7:04 pm PT...
"Newsweek magazine is reporting that president bush called in the editor and publisher of the New York Times two weeks ago and demanded they stop publishing the article about him illegally eavesdropping and wiretapping people. Here's my question. How did he know they were going to publish it?" --Jay Leno
COMMENT #21 [Permalink]
... Arry said on 12/27/2005 @ 7:14 pm PT...
Mikeeeee --- AVREAGE BLOGER . That's "AVERAGE BLOGGER". The way you wrote it, it would be pronounced, "av-re-age blow-ger". (Apologies to Webster's conventions.)
COMMENT #22 [Permalink]
... Jo said on 12/27/2005 @ 7:23 pm PT...
-If you want to know what is happening with DSM go to afterdowningstreet.org or Johnconyers.com
-CIA leak has a new grand jury and Mr Rove has his toes in the fire. His investigation continues. Meanwhile Mr Libby is working on his defense. He is going to need a good one.
-We all want to know "what happened to the no WMD's". Maybe Mr Bush should take another look under his desk. Maybe he will find them by wiretapping Catholic social workers and Peaceteam quakers. The hunt continues...
- Voters fraud? see links on this blog.
- What National Guard story? There have been several...
-I hope Cindy Sheehan is enjoying the Christmas holiday with her remaining children.
I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful Christmas season with their families!
COMMENT #23 [Permalink]
... Brad said on 12/27/2005 @ 7:40 pm PT...
"What happened to the National Guard story? What happened to the DSM's? What happened to the CIA agent leak? What happened to no WMD? What happened to the Vote fraud? What happened to Ms. Cindy?"
Uh...most of that is covered on a regular basis as it all unravels under the crushing house of lies that Bush had his friend build for him. If you'd like to keep up with the details on those stories, you can do so right here: www.BradBlog.com
Be forewarned, you're not gonna like what you read there. Not one bit.
COMMENT #24 [Permalink]
... MMIIXX said on 12/27/2005 @ 7:42 pm PT...
...HCOCDR welcome back and the answer to your enquiry would have to be ...the fuse is lit and burning along nicely ...and it won't be no IED when it goes off.
by the way how Iraq at this time of year ...dang sand gets into everything .
COMMENT #25 [Permalink]
... hcocdr said on 12/27/2005 @ 8:37 pm PT...
I'm back home now MMIIXX thanks. You too Brad, but I've been here before. You and Winter kicked me off here for a while when I was blogging in Iraq. I don't remember why but sometimes you guys hate the truth you know.
COMMENT #26 [Permalink]
... hoccdr said on 12/27/2005 @ 8:39 pm PT...
Don't forget wiretapping 100 year old sentors like Clinton did.
COMMENT #27 [Permalink]
... Jo said on 12/27/2005 @ 9:01 pm PT...
I am not a Clinton fan ( I do think he was a more effective leader than Bush). Two wrongs don't make a right. Mr Bush is responsible for his own actions and like Mr. Clinton he will be impeached. The biggest problem Mr Bush has is that unlike Mr Clinton he is NOT a popular president with the American people. He doesn't have the support Nixon and Clinton had or the approval ratings. I think it's going to get messy.
COMMENT #28 [Permalink]
... Brad said on 12/27/2005 @ 10:33 pm PT...
Well, that's interesting HOCDR, because I see no record of you ever having been banned here (just checked). Now you would never just make stuff up out of thin air, would ya? Unless, of course you were posting by some other name and *that* one got banned for some reason.
As to your 100 year-old Senator business, I don't really know what you're talking about, but I'll have to assume it wasn't against the law (as was Bush's spying apparently) because the Republicans certainly would have impeached him for it --- since they used to act like they gave a damn about the "rule of law" and all.
But you wouldn't just be making up yet another lie, would ya HOCCDR? Surely our armed forces (since you claim to be in them) don't turn out liars, do they?!
COMMENT #29 [Permalink]
... bvac said on 12/27/2005 @ 11:44 pm PT...
According to my records, our friend HCOCDR/HOCCDR has violated one of the few rules of this blog, posting under the names HCOCDR and Timmy from the IP 188.8.131.52, which traces back to Baghdad. The posts came within 12 minutes of each other.
COMMENT #30 [Permalink]
... MMIIXX said on 12/28/2005 @ 1:48 am PT...
jeb says plead the 5th
COMMENT #31 [Permalink]
... czaragorn said on 12/28/2005 @ 2:39 am PT...
while duhbaya pleads for another 5th...
COMMENT #32 [Permalink]
... m3 said on 12/28/2005 @ 3:35 am PT...
Mikeee... lying your nation into a needless war and being partly responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of innocent civilians... Is NOT an accomplishment.
Wrecking social security on purpose... is NOT an accomplishment. Spying on your own countrymen, is NOT an accomplishment. Failing to catch Osama, is NOT an accomplishment. Being implicated in spreading propaganda (disguised as news) around the country to mislead your fellow countrymen... is NOT an accomplishment.
Even someone who has done nothing in their life... has done more good for society than Bush... because for every good thing this administration has done... he's done ten times as many things that are underhanded, corrupt and indefensible.
And if Bush did have reasonable test scores... WHAT HAPPENED?? - Why is he now an illiterate, bumbling moron? - Surely you're not trying to convince any of us that he's actually clever? The man (sorry.. Chickenhawk) doesn't even know the English language properly.
Brad: The 100-year-old Senator can only be Strom Thurmond. NCOCDR is suggesting that Clinton spied on Thurmond.
Now, there's no way a non-com in the military could possibly know this for a fact while overseas unless somebody higher up the command chain with access to Inside-the-Beltway gossip told him about it. If he heard it through civilian channels, how come we never saw anything about it in the paper?
Thurmond was a Republican, so you're absolutely right that his friends in Congress would have hung Clinton upside down from the Capitol dome if this had really happened. Even if Clinton had obtained a warrant, making the spying legal under FISA, the G.O.P. would milked it for publicity value and demanded that Ken Starr investigate it as a
"natural extension of Whitewater and Monicagate."
NCOCDR is making this up, no question.
COMMENT #34 [Permalink]
... czaragorn said on 12/28/2005 @ 4:17 am PT...
The Ho Commander has been making stuff up for ages. I recommend ignoring his posts - works for me...
COMMENT #35 [Permalink]
... Paul said on 12/28/2005 @ 6:07 am PT...
Bad news for the left kook fringe -
COMMENT #36 [Permalink]
... hcocdr said on 12/28/2005 @ 6:58 am PT...
#35 eat this
COMMENT #37 [Permalink]
... bluebear 2 said on 12/28/2005 @ 7:57 am PT...
While driving in to work this morning I heard the following song by Eliza Gilkyson
I must share it with you.
" the cowboy came from out of the west
with his snakeskin boots and his bulletproof vest
gang of goons and his big war chest
fortunate son he was doubly blessed
corporate cronies and the chiefs of staff
bowin' to the image of the golden calf
startin up wars in the name of god's son
gonna blow us all the way to kingdom come
man of god, man of god
that ain't the teachings of a man of god
man of god, man of god
that ain't the preachings of a man of god
coalition of the willing and the judgmental
patricians, politicians, and the fundamentalists
you never have to tell them how the money's spent
you never have to tell them where their freedom went
homophobes in the high command
waitin' for the rapture like it's disneyland
hide all the bodies from out of view
channel all the treasure to the chosen few
man of god, man of god
that ain't the teachings of a man of god
man of god, man of god
that ain't the preachings of a man of god
if I could I surely would
stand on the rock where moses stood
look out people now we're gonna get fleeced
by a wolf masquerading as a man of peace
jesus said blessed are the meek
jesus said you gotta turn the other cheek
jesus said help the poor and the weak
if he lived today he'd be a liberal freak
all the money changers would be out on the street
weepin and wailin and gnashin their teeth
me I'm waitin on the reckoning day
when the whole world gonna rise up and say
man of god, man of god
that ain't the teachings of a man of god
man of god, man of god
that ain't the preachings of a man of god"
COMMENT #38 [Permalink]
... bluebear 2 said on 12/28/2005 @ 8:11 am PT...
Paul # 37
You make it difficult!
After registering, checking my email, sending the confirmation, and logging in to your link I found at the top:
"Shi'ite, Kurd leaders start to split posts
The Shi'ite religious bloc leading Iraq's parliamentary elections held talks yesterday with Kurdish leaders about who should get the top 12 government jobs, as thousands of Sunni Arabs and secular Shi'ites protested what they say was a tainted vote."
Thanks for the link!
COMMENT #39 [Permalink]
... bluebear 2 said on 12/28/2005 @ 8:22 am PT...
Do you not understand that Clinton followed the rules of FISA and obtained the proper approval to perform his spying.
Bush on the otherhand tried to push through wire taps which FISA modified and in one case denied, so he went around FISA and performed his spying anyway. That is why it is illegal. Link Here
COMMENT #40 [Permalink]
... bluebear 2 said on 12/28/2005 @ 8:27 am PT...
More from Paul & Ricky's historic election:
COMMENT #41 [Permalink]
... czaragorn said on 12/28/2005 @ 8:46 am PT...
Arry #21 - wouldn't it be blowjer? Just wondering...
COMMENT #42 [Permalink]
... Arry said on 12/28/2005 @ 9:46 am PT...
#43 - Czaragorn. Could be.
COMMENT #43 [Permalink]
... MMIIXX said on 12/28/2005 @ 12:48 pm PT...
...hcocdr good to hear you have made it safely home .
COMMENT #44 [Permalink]
... Judge of Judges said on 12/28/2005 @ 12:56 pm PT...
are you saying bush is nixons retarded brother?
COMMENT #45 [Permalink]
... Savantster said on 12/28/2005 @ 4:49 pm PT...
So.. HOCDR, your link says that the NSA has "listening stations" (under Clinton, we're talking about... never mind that they still run) all over the world.. and those stations are picking up FREE AIR TRANSMISSIONS, and scanning them for "key words"? The "recording of someone's calls", even a Senator's, isn't illegal as long as they are free-traveling airwaves.. or, at least, I'm sure that's what a court would find. Now, if Clinton ordered a "tap", that would be different... yet, your article doesn't mention that..
"One Echelon operator working in Britain told "60 Minutes" that the NSA had even monitored and tape recorded the conversations of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond."
hmm... Britain? I recon that's not happening in the Sen.'s house then.. Perhaps it was while he was at the Embasy there? or on a cell phone? or hell.. I have no clue, and the article doesn't mention.. I guess it "looks like" there's no teeth in your assertions that Clinton did something "illegal" or "unethical" or "wrong" in any fasion.. But never mind that FACT, right?
Hmm.. perhaps you just don't get the difference between listening to the signals that are freely moving around the world and PLANTING LISTENING DEVICES in someone's home? Or, targeting their specific phone line, as a "wire tap" could do (no need to actually enter the home, just clip on to the wires at the local transfer station.. you DO realize that the phone company knows -exactly- which wire pair goes to your house, right?).
Funny.. Apple = Orange to you guys..
Here's a note for you.. using a "cordless phone" REMOVES any right you have to "privacy" in a literal sense.. why? that phone is TRANSMITTING to places that are "out of your privacy rights range".. that is, standing on your sidewalk and talking means you are not guarenteed "privacy" or "rights to privacy", you're in public.. period.. and if your "signals" go into "public spaces", then your privacy is gone. Want "privacy"? don't use a cordless (or cell) phone, it's that simple.
Now, if they come and put a camera in my house, that's different.. if they bridge the "gap" between me and the phone company by "tapping into the wires", that's different.. if they install spyware on my computer to download info from my hard-drive, that's different.. If they intercept emails that are floating around the ENTIRE WORLD, nothing wrong there. If have no clue how the technology you use works, you give up rights. I know how the internet works, therefore I know how to protect myself.
COMMENT #46 [Permalink]
... Grizzly Bear Dancer said on 12/28/2005 @ 6:00 pm PT...
People sometimes wonder what gets me angrier than the BUSHIT ADMINISTRATION? Well nuthin really however DUMBFCKS LIKE PAUL AND HCOCDR that are either so jaded or such loser bastards at their core that they support the actions of these hypocritical lying murderers who CHEATED and or deceived Americans posing as protectors from terror in the name of God to gain power. If the CORPORATE ELITE MASS MEDIA didn't completely control, hide, and or mask the truth, than real patriots like the ones who dressed like Indians and threw the King's tea overboard in the 1700's would rise up and immediately (due process of law) start court proceedings to put these frigin rusters in behind bars. People like Paul SHOULD BE ALLOWED to follow these inbreed self serving cheats right into jail no questions asked. Oh yeh - Fck Off!
COMMENT #47 [Permalink]
... Judge of Judges said on 12/28/2005 @ 11:22 pm PT...
Iraq War = (bush + Ego)(Oil + M.I.C.) / 2(Christ Coming)
The evidence cited by NCOCDR that Clinton spied on Strom Thurmond is based on a single unsupported claim by a single reporter. I'll concede that's stronger than a made-up claim would be, but hardly convincing...because there's no way Clinton could have kept it a secret from everyone except this Echelon guy. If he knew it, others knew it. Keeping secrets in Washington is about as easy as keeping secrets in Hollywood. Thurmond's friends in Congress would have raised hell about it, because they hated Clinton viscerally.
By the way, the Echelon reporter makes no claim that Clinton violated the law by failing to obtain a warrant. He simply says "Clinton spied on Thurmond." Bush has repeatedly violated the law, and has insisted he'll continue doing so.
COMMENT #49 [Permalink]
... Ada said on 1/1/2006 @ 5:16 pm PT...
You know idiot supporters like NCOCDR and a few relatives of mine won't admit to their mistakes (blind moronic trust) ever. Even as they lose thier jobs, see their house values soon crash, watch their savings and retirements disappear such as Enron or Chrysler, watch SS disappear, watch bush's cronies rob the American coffers to the point where we'll have to be bailed out (when the Chinese one day stop buying bonds and our economy crashes) by the same corporations that robbed us, then put the assholes on a board that will strip Americans of every worker right, environmental and safety protection ...down to slavery as the corporate world rapes the country into 3rd world status. Don't think it can't happen every great society has crashed in history and with this lack of leadership and proposful raping of our government it can and will happen to us. Osama was trained to bring down a giant country and with bush's inside help, he started the ball rolling on our destruction just like bush and cronies wanted and they got all the fools to play along based on what God...God will see all the players in bush's game burn in hell.
To the impeachment and jailing of all in this administration in 2006!
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