There are anniversaries and then there are anniversaries.

Mr. President,
Is there a certain amount of Karma occurring if Hurricane Gustav hits New Orleans while the Republican Convention is being held? 

I mean look at it this way, the convention will be heralding John McCain as their candidate for President almost three years after
August 29  2005, when hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. And while people were fighting for their lives in Louisiana you were in Arizona at John McCain’s birthday party. How weird is that?

Now I hear that the party may be
rescheduled their coronation of John McCain because of Tropical Storm Gustav. 

I hope I am wrong but it seems like the storm is being treated as a political problem first and a possible natural human disaster, second.

On the other hand we have Obama and the Democratic party holding their convention on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s speech with the famous words. “I have a dream.” 

Obama’s acceptance speech was held in a football stadium to hold the enormous crowd of an estimated 70,000 people. 

What would the Reverend King say if he was still alive? We will never know, but we know that he like Obama, also had hope when he said
, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Ah but if only that was true.

But I digress, in the meantime we have the GOP drama of impending doom and it shall be either Gustav, Hanna, your presence at the convention or all of the above..
Date: August 29, 2008 1:02:03 AM CDT
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Is the Georgia Russian confrontation just a new election cycle fear-ploy?

Mr. President,
If I was a suspicious person with my own tin foil hat, I could pull together a pretty good scenario explaining America’s part in the Russian invasion of Georgia.

I thought about this as I pondered when another timely election-driven terror alert was coming out. I have been used to so many false alarms about increased “chatter” around every election that I don’t have to look at the calendar to figure out that it is that time in the congressional calendar to get themselves re-elected. I always look forward to Fox news special Armageddon-style computer generated graphic alerts.

As long as alarming news about a potential terrorist attack is present in the voters minds, it has to be good for at least five percentage points in favor of any Republicans running for office.

The mindset for war has changed very little over the years. Hitler’s number two man said it the best.

"Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don't want war: neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood.
But it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along to fight a war, ... Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."
-- Hermann Goering

Under your leadership the Republican Party has found multiple ways of stoking fear In the minds of many Americans.

Not only did color coded alerts drive sales of duct tape to help seal homes in case of a chemical attack, it also supported the sale of your war which sent Americans to kill and be killed in a far off desert.

Right after the attack on the twin towers you helped hype the fear of Muslims and all arabs in general. It was later expanded to include fear of illegal immigrants when fear of arabs began to wane.

The long string of cases involving deviant sexual behavior, corruption, and malfeasance involving Republicans has severely crippled the party of conscientious conservatism. Your personal inability to provide any leadership on the national and international stage didn't give Republicans much to brag about either, so fear was all you have had to run on.

Given this consistent message of fear before every election to the citizenry; is it possible that overusing the same fear mongering has forced you to try other means of evoking dread?

Did a Bush acolyte provide some back-channel assurances to Mikheil Saakashvili,

President of Georgia, that if they step up their plans to deal with separatists in South Ossatia, the United States would support them?

And why would you do that?

Maybe it is because you needed to create a situation where America is faced with a NEW evil … Russia. A nation with 10,000 to 15,000 REAL nuclear weapons.

Your decision to refrain from participating in an international treaty that would have banned weapons in space, about as bad as your decision to drink and snort coke all the way through college.

Georgia does not know you well enough to understand that you would only send humanitarian aid and never intended to provide any military support to deal with the new Russian threat.

It is not like you have an abundance of available ground forces to deal with a major world power like Russia.

The new cold war is perfect way to raise the fear level and give Mc Cain and other Republicans a bump in their ratings.

And all it cost was a few thousand Georgian and South Ossatian lives. After killing thousands upon thousands of Iraqis what's a few thousand more lives?

Is this outbreak between Russia and Georgia a planned sacrifice the world needed to make to keep Republicans in power?

Like I said earlier, If I wore a tin foil hat this might make a lot of sense to me.

Date: August 19, 2008 11:43:51 PM CDT
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Didn't Georgia see what happened during the Israeli-Lebanese war?

Mr. President,

I turned on CNN and I heard Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili plead for American help the other day.

He is not a dumb guy. He received a degree from Kiev State University (Ukraine) in 1992 And he received a law degree from Columbia Law School in 1994 and took classes in at The George Washington University Law School the following year. So how can he fall for the 'aw shucks' shit you hand out?

Lebanon found out how much your word is worth when their struggling democracy was attacked by Israel and their civilian population and infrastructure were bombed to pieces

So is it any surprise that Georgia was also left hanging as well?

Lebanon found your support for them as empty as our nation's gas tanks are today.

When Israel began bombing civilian targets, and
Prime Minister Fouad Siniora begged for the United States to tell your other ally to stop bombing innocent civilians you responded in the most interesting way.
On 25 July 2006, Condoleezza Rice promised the Lebanese government $30 million in aid for reconstruction, even as the United States was rushing to complete an Israeli order for 4,000 precision-guided bombs to drop on, Lebanon.

Israel suffered a humiliating defeat as Hezbollah managed to not only survive the disproportionate Israeli attack but gained popularity with the people of Lebanon as they, not the United States, came to their rescue.

Ironically Hezbollah's use of Russian-made anti-tank guided missiles were a key weapon system used to destroying or disabling many Israeli Merkava Tanks, the pride of Israel's ground offensive.

This recent war between Russia and Georgia has some similarities with the Isreali Lebanon war.

Russia disproportionate response to Georgia's actions in South Ossatia is much like Israel's and your response to another desperate request for help from a fledgling democracy is similar as well.

Cheney is ready to go to war, because that is all he knows, but who knows where you can get enough ground forces to make a difference. We are in no shape to take on a nuclear power like Russia head on.

Humanitarian aid is all that you can provide other than push the missile bases in Ukraine which will make Russia really happy to leave Georgia.

It is all real reminiscent of your response to Lebanon except Russia won't need to buy any American made precision guided bombs. They have plenty of their own.

Is this a Bush thing?

Your daddy left the Shiites high and dry after he encouraged them to overthrow Saddam Heussein right after he defeated Heussein in the first Gulf War.

Thousands of Shiites were killed when they actually thought Bush Sr. would provide them some kind of support to follow up his words of encouragement.
Boy were they punked!

This whole Georgia thing must not be high on your list.
Condoleeezza Rice your Russian expert did not even interrupt her schedule when the Russians invaded Georgia our ally.

And everyone knew where you were. You were not in a war room conferring with the joint Chief of Staff over the situation.

You were in Bejing yucking it up with the female volley ballplayers and holding the flag upside down and backwards, cheering in the stands. ps Holding the flag upside down means "I'm in distress." And it is possibly the truest symbol of your presidency that you could ever have displayed.

The Russians timed this war perfectly. A dolt still occupied the office of the presidency and Americans were inundated with Olympic news. Fox news did their part by provided nonstop coverage of the John Edward's affair.

And most Americans have shifted their focus from the Iraq and Afghanistan war to the sad state of their personal finances. People are losing their jobs and it seems like every week we see new records are set on the rise in inflation, and homes in foreclosure. Then there are the presidential elections which are in full swing.

All in all this is no big deal folks nothing to see here. Move along!
Of course none of this is keeping you from going on your normal August vacation.
Over the duration of your presidency you have taken 466 days of vacation at your pretend ranch in Crawford Texas and 458 vacation days at Camp David.
Together they add up to a year and a half of vacation during your last seven years and seven months in office.
So everything must be OK, right.
Please please please, can you tell me what drugs you take to make you so detached from reality, because I want a truck load of those things.
By the way tell Fox news to stop harping on John Edward's potential fitness to be our president even though he left the race for the presidency a while ago. Someone might remember that John McCain admitted to cheating on his ailing wife after she was in a car accident and He IS running for president.
Date: August 14, 2008 10:54:02 PM CDT
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New proxy war with Russia ..another Bush failure.

Mr. President,
While you were sitting impatiently and staring at your watch at the opening of the Olympic games, and goofing with the volleyball team, on the other side of the world one more Bush-failure was unfolding. It is much like watching you read The Pet Goat while we were attacked on 9/11.

Your push to assume dominance in the Mid East and its vast oil reserves has been a huge disaster and now Russia's refusal to yield to your ally Georgia's claim of Ossatia has also become a dismal failure for Bush foreign policy/play-for-oil dominance.

After you invaded Iraq, Russian Air Force commander Vladimir Mikhailov remarked as far back as June 6 2005 that Russia would be also prepared to use tanks and warplanes to destroy terrorist bases wherever they find them.

"As for terrorists and our fighter jets, if we have high-precision weapons and know the whereabouts of a terrorist gang, why not smash it, even if it's outside Russia."

You set the stage for pre-emptive attacks with your Bush Doctrine. Permitting themselves the right to also use force on any potential enemy without bothering with diplomacy. And now they have followed up on that threat.

What is good for the goose is good for the gander junior.

Georgia has endeared themselves to you by sending 2000 of its troops to fight in Iraq in return for arms and training.

It is hard to figure out who took advantage of whom when they agreed to let you install military bases along their one very important pipeline in return for promoting Georgia's membership into NATO.

Putin had called the expansion of NATO and the missile defense shield as the start of a new cold war.

Over the past few years, the Kremlin has groused over the succession of former Soviet states, including Georgia, Ukraine, and Kyrgyzstan, as they staged pro-democracy revolts and left Moscow's geopolitical orbit.

"We can expect to see fresh efforts to strengthen [pro-Russian politician Viktor] Yanukovich," says Dmitri Suslov, an analyst with the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, an independent Moscow think tank.

Moscow's strategy is about reclaiming the regional states around Russia, and integrating them with Russia's economy and conversely their oil and natural gas supplies.

The boost in oil prices and Russia's state ownership of Gazprom has provided Russia with significant funding and a stranglehold on a significant amount of energy resources.

Although Georgia does not have oil resources, it is an important transit point for oil and gas that does not involve Russia or Iran, the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, the same pipeline that rebel Kurds recently set afire and still burns in Turkey.

The simmering conflict between Russia and it’s small, former Soviet neighbor Georgia
erupted late on Thursday when Georgia sent forces into South Ossetia, a small pro-Russian province which separated from Georgian in the 1990s.

The war between Russia and Georgia may not mean very much to most Americans right now, but it is a crucial energy transit country for about one per cent of the world's oil which travels to Turkey and Europe.

Russia responded to the incursion of their ally by pouring troops and tanks south through the Caucasus mountains into South Ossetia to drive back the Georgians.

I am surprised that the press reported that the conflict alarmed the West. What did you think was going to happen when a pro-American nation invades a pro-Russian country … to be received with flowers?

Russian troops and tanks took control of Tskhinvali, the region's devastated capital, early on Sunday. The question is will they keep the tanks rolling until Georgia is completely overrun? And if they do, what will you do about it?

Date: August 11, 2008 2:03:29 AM CDT
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More "Brownies" in Bush administration uncovered

Do you remember Federal Emergency Management chief Michael Brown of Katrina fame? Well it seems that word has leaked out that another department in your administration is fatally infected with the same virus that allowed "Brownie,"the ex-Commissioner for the International Arabian Horse Association, to hold such an important government office.

In the past eight years we have seen the Pentagon, USDA, CIA, FDA, FCC, NIH, CDC, NASA, NOAA, and the FBI all fall victim to the same Bush-first America-last disease. Now it is the Department of Justice's turn to be exposed as another victim of of Bush-itis.

According to an
inspector general's report released this week, former Justice Department counselor Monica M. Goodling, proud graduate of Pat Robertson's Regent University law school, and former chief of staff D. Kyle Sampson, routinely broke the law by screening out candidates for jobs as immigration judges and line prosecutors that were 'not Republican-enough.'

When former Attorney General, Alberto Gonzalez's testified before Congress on the Justice Department's hiring scandal, Gonzalez repeatedly claimed that he either did not know or remember Sampson or Goodling ever explain their process for selecting attorneys for the Justice Depatrment's many openings. Imagine that.

Goodling did shyly admit that she may have overstepped the bounds by politicization the hiring process, but she said she was sorry.

Damn junior, she is not only guilt of breaking the law she is stupid as well.

Your entire administration is rife with incompetent Bush-loyalists unfaithful to the Constitution they swore to uphold.

The Justice Department's unconscionable dereliction of duty and unlawful operation is typical of all your acolytes. Attorney General. General Michael Mukasey, response was that he has focused on making sure that the improper and illegal activity does not occur again.”

That's it! There is no public outrage, no obvious plans for further investigations or followup plan to prosecute anyone.

Mukasey must have been sick that day in law school. You know, the day where they discussed how the Attorney General, as the nation's top law enforcement officer, has a DUTY to investigate crimes committed in his own department and to PUNISH the offenders.

Despite the many flaws in our system of government one of the strengths of our American democracy was our ability to be moved by abuses like these and to punish the guilty parties appropriately. So why isn't anyone doing anything about it?

Mukasey's lack of will to enforce the law confirms the sad fact to Americans and the world that American and International laws are flexible instruments which are bent for privileged individuals who have been faithful to your regime.

You have your big fat thumb on the scales of justice to make sure Scooter Libby, Alberto Gonzalez, Harriet Meirs, and Karl Rove never have to worry about paying any price for any of their criminal offenses.

Conversely, the law you abide by says you can kidnap citizens from their countries with impunity and torture them indefinitely without charging them with any crime or be given access to legal representation.

So I just have to ask. After witnessing eight years of aborting justice and methodically destroying the Constitution, why have law schools? Why have a bar for lawyers to pass? Law is whatever you decide it is.

Wait, it all makes sense now.

Pat Robertson's law school for God's people was perfect for your administration. They provided graduates with blind adherence to God's chosen president and a willingness to destroy or obstruct the godless Constitution.

Was the mantra for your Justice Department something like, "Praise the lord and pass me that good Republican's resume," while other justice department lawyers created legal black holes like Gitmo?

Date: August 1, 2008 2:18:11 AM CDT
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