Bush

Lame speech from a lame president.

Mr. President,
Your lame State of the Union speech was a perfect match for your lame duck presidency, junior.

It was an anti-climatic strange hourlong rehash of recycled themes from your older speeches. And to make it even more bizarre, there is ample evidence that each so-called successful item you brought up has proven to be an outright failure.

Political analysts were amazed you would take such a lazy unthoughtful way to pull together your last SOTU speech.

Yes junior it was an embarrassing litany of oh so many failed initiatives

Anyone else would have been embarrassed to bring up so many failed initiatives, anyone else would have tried to bring hope to a nation, but we don't have just anyone as our president; we have you.

There was one good aspect to your speech. Bringing up so many of the failures which you enacted through innuendo, fear and outright falsehoods, it was actually cathartic to hear them all at once.

You took us down memory lane, and we reminisced about how many times you have politicized everything you have ever done.

I hope you didn't repeat the same old recycled material with hopes that you can get us to believe black is white, the surge is successful, and the economy is just fine. Because if you did ...you failed.

The commentators were just giddy about how easy it was to judge just how forgettable a speech you had just given.

Anyone else who would have had exhibited that kind of bizarre behavior, would have been immediately medicated and shuttered into a quiet institution somewhere.

At least this State of the Union marks the last time we have to hear your deluded visions.

It was, however, an important milestone as the clock winds down to the end of the "dark times" in America.

From: comments@whitehouse.gov
Date: January 29, 2008 12:58:02 AM CST
To: guzmatom@mac.com

On behalf of President Bush, thank you for your correspondence.

We appreciate hearing your views and welcome your suggestions.

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And the hits just keep on coming

Mr. President,
It has been a remarkable month. It's amazing how you keep providing late night comics material which just writes itself.

The economy is in free fall because of your laissez fare attitude towards business oversight.

Stimulus packages have become all the rage with everyone tripping all over themselves to take credit for the idea.

You finally visit Israel where you contradict your intelligence agencies about Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program.

Canadian diplomats are warned about America's penchant for torturing suspects.

And someone finally counted the number of falsehoods you spread to justify your war with Iraq.

Let's start with the stimulus package. I find it ironic that the people you ignored for seven years, the middle-class and the poor are the people that you may have to depend on to pull the country out of an economic downfall which you created.

You need them now since 70 per cent of the economy is driven by consumers. What are you going to do when the American people realize that they need food and gas more than every new widget that comes out?

I chuckle when I hear you talk about free enterprise, and allowing the markets to self stabilize. If that was true why has the government consistently bailing out savings and loans, auto companies, airlines, the financial institutions, and home builders? Mortgage subsidies, unscheduled federal interest rate intervention and fed rates are just propping up an obviously sick economy.

Lack of oversight by the federal reserve, the reckless application of questionable financial instruments and the lack of transparency has done what the Soviet Union couldn't do, bring down our economy and sell off American assets to pay the bills.

The cruelty of pushing the American dream to the people who can least afford it is just astounding. The home loan industry, was and is obviously unbound to all moral or social responsibilities.

Suddenly, foreign sovereign wealth funds have become the big players as financial institutions go begging for money to cover the weighty risks they assumed.

If that was not sad enough, how many neo-conservatives hung their heads in shame when you recently went begging the Saudis to pump more oil.

Imagine that, our great American nation has been reduced to begging just as our financial institutions plead for bail outs.

What are the odds that our new investor friends will want a say in the largest American institutions?

Would you be upset with me if I mocked your pleading for more Arab oil in the same tone as you mocked Karla Fay Tucker when a reporter asked you about her plea to commute her death sentence for life imprisonment?

Did you say, "Please, please, pump more oil for us.

Not only have you become a lame duck you have become a hapless cartoon as well.

The great decider, our war president, our fighter-pilot hero has been reduced to a pathetic figure who parades around with Saudi royalty, wearing desert robes and dancing with dictators while holding a sword.

The economic meltdown is not the result of bad luck. It is the result of greed hubris and your administration which advocated little government interference.

Enron, WorldCom, and now a $7 billion fraud case at Frances’ 2nd largest bank, SocGen could make investers think twice about investing in the stock market.

France's SocGen hit by $7.1 billion alleged fraud
By Simon Kennedy,

LONDON (MarketWatch) -- Societe Generale, France's second-largest bank, stunned financial markets Thursday when it announced a single trader, reportedly named Jerome Kerviel, had cost it 4.9 billion euros ($7.1 billion) in one of the largest ever frauds by a rogue employee.



Institutional investors won't care as long as there is more liquidity in the system. The economic stimulus program may make some investors feel more comfortable, but it is patently obvious political move prior to the November elections.
Is it a coincidence? Hardly! But, $145 billion is a drop in the bucket of red link that your administration has generated. What you really need is another war. Come on Israel!


Deal Reached on Economic Stimulus Package
Most Workers Would Receive at Least $300 Tax Rebate
By Jonathan Weisman and William Branigin
Washington Post Staff WritersThursday, January 24, 2008; 4:00 PM

House leaders and the administration reached agreement today on a roughly $145 billion economic stimulus package that would quickly send payments to poor and middle-class workers while offering businesses one-time incentives to invest in new equipment and write off tax losses.



Although the stimulus package to jump start the economy may not be the answer, there is little doubt that you are woefully unable to kick start nor maintain any sort of peace process in the Mid East.

The next time you want to help the Middle East peace process between the Israelis and the Palestinians …don’t.

A few days after you left, the Israelis closed the Gaza border completely and shut off all fuel, medical and food supplies into the area in response to more homemade rockets being fired into Israel. Israel is punishing the entire population by hoping to starve all the Palestinians.

Israel keeps demonstrating to the world that they can be as brutal as the Nazis that preyed on them during World War II.

It seems like anything you touch in the Mideast brings nothing but more death and misery.

Palestinians topple Gaza wall and cross to Egypt
By Steven Erlanger and Graham Bowley

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

RAFAH, Egypt: Thousands of Palestinians streamed from the Gaza Strip into Egypt on Wednesday after a fence at the Rafah border crossing was toppled, going on a buying spree of fuel, medicine, soap, cigarettes and many other supplies that have been cut off during days of blockade by Israel.



While you were in Israel, you tried to make the case that Iran was pursuing their nuclear weapons program even though all 16 of your intelligence agencies said Iran did not have a nuclear weapons program.

You are loosing your touch junior. You didn't allow dissenting opinions from the CIA keep you from invading Iraq for no valid reason. I guess you are leaving it to the Israelis to attack Iran first and then join in the fray afterwards.

Bush Chooses What to Believe
By Dan Froomkin
Special to washingtonpost.comMonday, January 14, 2008; 2:06 PM

President Bush has apparently found a way to reconcile his bellicose views of Iran with the recent National Intelligence Estimate that concluded Iran shelved its nuclear weapons program four years ago.



Here is one more nail in your legacy coffin, Canada has formally informed its diplomats that Israel and the United States are in the same league as China North Korea, Egypt, and Iran as countries who torture suspects and deny habeas corpus rights to any suspects they pick up.

The manual is now being rewritten after considerable arm twisting by your administration. But, the damage has been done.

Canada puts U.S., Israel on torture watchlist -CTV
Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:32am EST

OTTAWA, Jan 17 (Reuters) - An official Canadian government document has put both the United States and Israel on a watch list of countries where prisoners run the risk of being tortured, CTV television reported on Thursday.The revelation is likely to embarrass the minority Conservative government, which is a staunch U.S. ally.



So what if you torture prisoners! They can't prove it. You have been good about destroying incriminating e-mails and all the video tapes of suspects torturing events they can't prove anything. Hell, Cheney even had a suspicious fire in his office.


Canada to Rewrite Manual US Criticized
By CHARMAINE NORONHA
The Associated PressSaturday, January 19, 2008; 5:07 PM

TORONTO -- Canada's foreign ministry said Saturday that it will rewrite a training manual used by Canadian diplomats that lists the United States as a site of possible torture following pressure from its closest ally.



I know you keep saying that history will prove you to be right long after you have died. That means that you know you will be reviled and hated for as long as you are alive. Of course, you have discounted the fact that your entire family will be pariahs as well.
It is going to be hard to have Rove rewrite your history because two nonprofit journalism organizations have recently compiled all of the false statements you and your toadies made on your run up to invading Iraq.

They even compiled a searchable database.

They found 935 false statements that you pedaled to the public to justify invading a sovereign country and bomb them back into the 12th century.



Study: Bush led U.S. to war on 'false pretenses'
Hundreds of false statements on WMDs, al-Qaida used to justify Iraq war

WASHINGTON - A study by two nonprofit journalism organizations found that President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks.



It has been a remarkable January so far.

The American free market economy is proving to be just a theory without substance as America's economic fate is tied to stimulus packages and government bailouts.

Did you contradict the consensus of all your intelligence agencies about Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program to provide Israel with the basis to start a war with Iran? Maybe that is the boost our economy really needs.

Canadian diplomats were warned about America's penchant for torturing suspects, and someone finally built a database to chronicle all of the lies you and your administration spread to justify your invasion of Iraq.

Whew, that is a hell of a list junior and it is still only January.


From: comments@whitehouse.gov
Date: January 24, 2008 9:53:37 PM CST
To: guzmatom@mac.com

On behalf of President Bush, thank you for your correspondence.

We appreciate hearing your views and welcome your suggestions.

Due to the large volume of e-mail received, the White House cannot respond to every message.

Thank you again for taking the time to write.

It finally snowed in hell, now we are really in for it.

Mr. President,
Well junior it finally happened; it snowed in hell.

SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER
Last updated January 11, 2008 12:23 p.m. PT

Snow day in the sands of Baghdad
By CHRISTOPHER CHESTER ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER

BAGHDAD -- The flakes melted quickly. But the smiles, wonder and excited story-swapping went on throughout the day: It snowed in Baghdad.The morning flurry Friday was the first in memory in the heart of the Iraqi capital. Perhaps more significant, however, was the rare ripple of delight through a city snarled by army checkpoints, divided by concrete walls and ravaged by sectarian killings."For the first time in my life I saw a snow-rain like this falling in Baghdad," said Mohammed Abdul-Hussein, a 63-year-old retiree from the New Baghdad area.



So, what happens next? Will dogs and cats live together? Will Israel give up it's illegal settlements? Will democracy break out spontaneously all over Iraq ? And more importantly will you have a legacy worthy of a great president?
Fat chance!

EMPIRE BUILDING 101
Your experiment at empire building has been the largest disaster in American history, and that is saying something.


MISCONCEPTION OF INCOMPETENCE AND INDIFFERENCE
While many people considered you to be indifferent and incompetent when faced with foreign and national tragedies, I have a sneaky suspicion that you were not incompetent.

CHAOS BRINGS OPPORTUNITIES ... FOR BUSINESS.
I think you saw each tragedy as an opportunity for business to grow so you didn't really give a dam about getting directly involved and allow your "free enterprise" to the rescue. Of course your definition of "free enterprise" is your ability to freely provide no-bid contracts to the enterprises you and your cronies select.

When you didn't have enough soldiers in Iraq you bought mercenaries like Blackwell to pitch in. When Iraq needed to be rebuilt after you bombed it back to the 12th century you handed out no-bid contracts to Becthel, Haliburtan and KBR. And it didn't matter if they actually completed any of the work. When Katrina hit Louisiana, you also used Blackwater to patrol the streets.

When many people in the intelligence agencies balked at talking loyalty oaths or provided contrary evidence to your view of the world, you outsourced the intelligence to a more pliable group of contractors who financially benefited by espousing your beliefs.


What mattered was that american companies benefited from whatever chaos came about or that you caused.
Wars are generally good for an economy, except when you run them.

You did created a booming military defense industry, which has kept some of americans working in the defense industry afloat. America has become the leading arms dealer in the world during your administration. In fact, while you are in the Mid East you are planning to
announce a $20 billion dollar arms deal with Saudi Arabia after buying Israel's support for the deal by offering them a $30 billion in aid.


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http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/weapons/RL34187.pdf


WHAT'S A LITTLE DEATH AND DESTRUCTION WHEN THE GREATER GOOD FOR AMERICAN CORPORATIONS IS AT STAKE.
The loss of thousands of innocent people's lives and misery on many more is immaterial to the bottom line. The neoconservatives couldn't have found a better man than you, to cause this scale of death and misery without any qualms or sleepless nights.

Your apprenticeship for this job probably began when you executed a record number of prisoners which no doubt got the attention of neoconservatives who were looking for an american version of Chilie's infamous Augusto Pinochet.

Pinochet, with the help of America's CIA helped overthrow a democratically elected president Salvador Allende because Allende threatened to throw off the shackles of american corporations which were choking Chilie's economy.

Ironically it was on September 11th back in 1973 that Pinochet along with the
Chilean Army, the Navy, Air Force and National Police, staged a coup d'état against Socialist President Salvador Allende and established a military government.

According to
Wikipedia,

Pinochet implemented a series of military operations in which (according to the 1993 Rettig Report) approximately 3,000 people were killed [2], while (according to the 2004 Valech Report) 27,000 were incarcerated without trials and subjected to torture [3]. Thousands more fled in exile, in particular to Argentina, as political refugees; however, they were followed in their exile by the DINA secret police, in the frame of Operation Condor which linked South American dictatorships together against political opponents.





Pinochet set himself up as Chilie's dictator, you on the other hand chose to distort the constitution to expand your presidential powers by distorted the constitution to anoint yourself as our absolute monarch.

All that power along with a compliant republican-led congress provided endless misery to people around the world and an endless supply of money to american corporations. But the aftermath is going to be hell to pay. You and your rich corporate cronies won't have to pay, it is the rest of us that will have to pay for your misguided and criminal management of our country.


I have a nagging feeling that that american practice of creating chaos in other countries in order to have our corporations come by and pick up the pieces at a bargain price, is now being used on us.

Your "Laissez Faire" approach to financial governance has led to the housing crisis, predatory loans, the rise in oil prices, and the continuing drop in the dollar.

Lassez Faire is French for "Let it Be". It is basically, Adam Smith's philosophy, "that the government should not interfere in the economy of the country because by doing nothing the economy will reach a true point of equilibrium. People will purchase what they need at a price that is fair. Producers will produce only what is necessary to maintain a fair profit, etc..." Yea, right.

One of the many unintended results of your Lassez Faire approach and your neoconservative foreign policy has ultimately contributed to a fire-sale atmosphere of american institutions.


Since American wages have not been able to keep up with inflation, I can only wonder how we can continue to keep consuming at the same rate as we have been used to?

Equity in homes has dried up, our credit cards have reached their limits and savings have been at an all time low. So what are Americans left with, their looks? American corporations have to look overseas for relief.



Americans Sold Out to Foreign Firms at Record Rate (Update1)
By Zachary R. Mider

Jan. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Foreign investors exploited the declining U.S. dollar during the past three months to snap up American companies, taking the biggest share of U.S. deals in at least a decade.Buyers from Dubai to the Netherlands accounted for 46 percent of the $230.5 billion of U.S. mergers and acquisitions announced in the fourth quarter, the largest portion since 1998 when Bloomberg started compiling the data. The total excludes $17.9 billion of so-called passive investments by state-run funds in Asia and the Middle East in U.S. banks, including New York-based Citigroup Inc.




Telecom Firm in China Sets Sights on U.S. Market
Ownership, Tactics Raise Security Issues
By Ariana Eunjung Cha Washington Post Foreign Service Sunday, January 6, 2008; A01

SHENZHEN, China -- From a fortress-like corporate campus in this southern city, retired army officer Ren Zhengfei is building one of China's most successful experiments in capitalism. A mammoth operation with 70,000 employees and strong backing from the state, Huawei Technologies brags that its goal is to dominate telecommunications equipment markets all over the world.Its current focus: America.Three months ago, Huawei teamed up with Bain Capital Partners in a $2.2 billion takeover bid for U.S. networking pioneer 3Com Corp., a Marlborough, Mass., company that makes systems to protect against computer hackers.



Leak of foreign merger deal raises hacklesBy: Victoria McGrane December 20, 2007 07:08 PM EST

A leaked report on the review of a merger deal between 3Com Corp. and a partnership involving the Chinese company Huawei has stoked tensions of the sort lawmakers hoped to avoid when they redesigned the panel in charge of weighing foreign acquisitions.The 3Com deal is in the midst of a national security review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, or CFIUS, a multi-agency panel that weighs the risks of proposed foreign acquisitions. Congress revamped the CFIUS process this year in part because the business community warned that politicization of foreign business deals would drive foreign investors away, and eventually hurt the U.S. economy.



Dubai to buy large stake in Nasdaq
By Julia Werdigier
Thursday, September 20, 2007


LONDON: Borse Dubai agreed on Thursday to take a stake in the Nasdaq stock exchange in New York and become the first government-controlled stock exchange of the Middle East to hold a significant stake in an American rival, a step that may create political controversy in Washington.



Merrill reportedly seeking another capital raise
Bank seen in talks with foreign investors; Legg Mason reduces SIV exposure
By
John Spence, MarketWatch
Last update: 3:18 p.m. EST Dec. 31, 2007


BOSTON (MarketWatch) -- U.S. financials stocks were higher Monday afternoon following a report that Merrill Lynch & Co. was in negotiations with foreign investors to raise more capital to help make up for losses on mortgage-related assets.Merrill was in talks this weekend with Chinese and Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds to raise additional funds in a bid to stave off liquidity concerns following massive credit losses, British newspaper The Observer reported.Chief Executive John Thain is trying to secure another infusion of foreign capital -- through selling stock or assets -- to shore up Merrill's balance sheet, the report said, citing anonymous sources.




Asia Day Ahead: Merrill to Get $6.2 Billion Infusion

Dec. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Merrill Lynch & Co. will receive a cash infusion of as much as $6.2 billion from Singapore's Temasek Holdings Pte. and Davis Selected Advisors LP. U.S. stocks rose, sending benchmark indexes to the highest levels in two weeks, after falling interest rates and an agreement to restructure $33.3 billion of Canadian commercial debt improved the outlook for credit markets. Treasury notes fell as U.S. stocks gained.




While Congress will wail and decry the sale of important american instittions to the Chinese and Arabs, I have to believe american corporations have enough clout to bypass those crazed congressmen. It is money that moves our country.
Even your famous wire tapping operation was interrupted by AT&T, because the bills weren’t being paid.

SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER
Last updated January 10, 2008 2:32 p.m. PT

FBI wiretaps dropped due to unpaid bills
By LARA JAKES JORDAN ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER

WASHINGTON -- Telephone companies have cut off FBI wiretaps used to eavesdrop on suspected criminals because of the bureau's repeated failures to pay phone bills on time.A Justice Department audit released Thursday blamed the lost connections on the FBI's lax oversight of money used in undercover investigations. In one office alone, unpaid costs for wiretaps from one phone company totaled $66,000.


This was even after you went to bat for them by not allowing them to get sued for complying with your illegal request to freely tap any american phone you want. Where is the love?

From: comments@whitehouse.gov
Date: January 12, 2008 12:39:45 AM CST
To: guzmatom@mac.com

On behalf of President Bush, thank you for your correspondence.

We appreciate hearing your views and welcome your suggestions.

Due to the large volume of e-mail received, the White House cannot respond to every message.

Thank you again for taking the time to write.