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"Tribune Media's Bob Koehler on Democracy's 'Trust Us' Movement..."
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 3/16/2006 @ 2:51 pm PT...
It is a faith based thang. Trust me. From electronic voting machines to "fighting with the army you have".
What is wrong with faith? What is wrong with trust? Isn't that really, really good stuff?
Well, yes, however, everything has its place and its context.
I mean, take a pile of shit. (Sorry for being graphic and gross ... its my hollywood experience and living with the amazing John Barrymore II for awhile).
If you sprinkle sugar on that pile of shit, you are going to have to be faith based if you are going to convince a lot of people that it is a pile of sugar.
And the MSM is "requiring" the democrats to come up with a plan that is better than the republican "plan", if dems are going to call Iraq a pile of shit, or call easily hackable machines piles of shit instead of the apex of democracy.
Excuse me but I do not think so. It was the neoCons who found a home in the republican party, and who convinced the republicans to spread "democracy" into the middle east.
And my record here is clear and I held out a long time and gave the republicans a chance. Like America did. But excuse me, they have abandoned America and have gone looking for faith. Faith in a pile of shit.
But never mind that American democracy is not a pile of shit and is not with them. What is a pile of shit is the invasion and occupation of a nation for no good reason that did not pose a threat to us.
And never mind that our election machines are the product of depraved minds. And never mind that sprinkling sugar (propaganda) on that pile of shit is not going to transform it into a pile of sugar.
I do not think the democrats need to come up with a "better plan" of convincing the American voting public that this pile of shit is really a pile of sugar. No, I think it is time to kick some Big Brother republican ass, and educate them about "trust us".
I think that the pile of shit is a republican pile of shit whether or not anyone can put enough sugar on it to hide or cover up the gross, idiotic, history denying, reality denying, and utter contempt for honesty the republicans single handedly fostered upon America and the world.
Fuck the lame and phoney republican talking points that desperately want to cover up their pile of shit with sprinkels of sugar. And blame others for their own deeds that do not look or smell like sugar.
You republicans want a faith based, sugar loving, shit ignoring, and otherwise morally corrupt doctrine to cram a portload of lies down the throat of good Americans who trusted you.
You gave us a pile of shit with a thin veneer of sugar and asked us to "trust you" cause its a faith thang.
Well it is not sugar, it is shit, and you can stick your faith based government up your faith based ass.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
Grizzly Bear Dancer
said on 3/16/2006 @ 5:35 pm PT...
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 3/16/2006 @ 5:49 pm PT...
Dredd, I like the shit anal-ogy (heh)
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 3/16/2006 @ 10:14 pm PT...
Nebraska (home of ES&S) has the same law as Florida: It is illegal to use the optical-scan paper ballots for a recount. When I took Nebraska history in college, I learned that this state was founded by political crooks and cronies, and I truly believe the situation has never changed.
Here is a VoteTrustUSA editorial from January of this year:
"Why Are Hand Counts Illegal in Nebraska?
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 3/17/2006 @ 5:16 am PT...
I guess I went "anal-ogy" on us ... shit happens
"Moments ago, the House of Representatives narrowly defeated an amendment proposed by Rep. Martin Sabo (D-MN) that would have provided $1.25 billion in desperately needed funding for port security and disaster preparedness. The Sabo amendment included:
– $300 million to enable U.S. customs agents to inspect high-risk containers at all 140 overseas ports that ship directly to the United States. Current funding only allows U.S. customs agents to operate at 43 of these ports.
– $400 million to place radiation monitors at all U.S. ports of entry. Currently, less than half of U.S. ports have radiation monitors.
– $300 million to provide backup emergency communications equipment for the Gulf Coast.
Meanwhile, the Bush budget – which most of the members who voted against this bill will likely support – contains an increase of $1.7 billion for missile defense, a program that doesn’t even work. (link here)
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 3/17/2006 @ 10:24 pm PT...
Dredd, putting a non-working missile defense system over national security just proves that the republicans are more interested in personal profit over the security
of the people (more money in missiles than useful stuff)
It also suggests that Bushs "War of Terror" is a fake
For some reason, they think that the ports are not vulnerable
Sabo always has been a good guy, he has been re-elected for years in a pretty conservative district
If I remember right he has a strange middle name, Olav, I think, must be a good ol Minnesota Swede
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 3/18/2006 @ 8:57 am PT...
Here is Martin Sabo here
Hes a norweigian, no wonder I remember him, he was in MY old district and I used to vote for him (duh)
Hes retiring this year and they're saying the Fifth MN is one of the most safest districts in the country for Dems
Boy was I screwed-up on that one, must be getting old-timers disease