The lord will giveth! Hallelujah!

Mr. President,
A man of faith that's what you are all right and your actions prove it. I have seen the light myself, so I see the basis of your recent decision to reduce the budget of government-funded research on fuel efficiency. It is in the Bible.
John 2:1-11
2:1 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2:2 Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 2:3 When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine." 2:4 And Jesus said to her, "Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come." 2:5 His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you." 2:6 Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 2:7 Jesus said to them, "Fill the jars with water." And they filled them up to the brim. 2:8 He said to them, "Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward." So they took it. 2:9 When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom 2:10 and said to him, "Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now." 2:11 Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

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It just goes to show you somehow your God can and will provide us with oil just like he did at the wedding in Cana except he will turn water into oil not wine. This is what he told you right?

You believe God will soon change a considerable amount of our polluted water with high concentrations of mercury into high grade sweet crude Texas Tea.
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Everything will be as it should be, sayeth your lord.
may03
Since God will do this soon you have all the moral justification to dump some of the most efficient oil replacement technologies programs the government ever had.

According to a Christian Science Monitor
article you just cut more than a dozen efficiency improvement projects.

I could see trimming the budget on obviously wasteful adventures, but these programs are not wasteful. One US Energy Department program developed a technology which saved the country 122 million barrels of oil worth $9 billion in 2004. Proponents claim this small department saves the nation $7 for every dollar it spends. So how do you rationalize cutting this program by 33 per cent?
may04
I have to believe your God's will is involved here.

This is one of a handful of energy-efficient projects that you plan to trim by $ 115 million. "Tough choices had to be made, and we had to realign priorities," writes Christina Kielich, a DOE spokeswoman in an e-mail. "Some programs within the energy- efficiency budget have reached a point to be considered mature technologies" that require less funding.

Another energy-efficiency program to be cut is the "Heavy Vehicle Propulsion and Ancillary Subsystems." It is a fancy name for a simple idea; develop a means to improve the fuel efficiency of large trucks. All the money for this program was eliminated in your 2007 budget request.

The latest Energy Department's you proposed for 2007 budget will cut $152 million from this year's budget for the Department of Energy
Industrial Technologies Program.

The argument you present is that the private sector should handle these programs, not the government. Jerry Taylor, director of natural resource studies for the Cato Institute claims "These are subsidies that qualify as corporate welfare."

Well hell we can't have corporate welfare, farm subsidies well ok, oil company incentives well maybe, but by God we cannot and will not provide research for improving gas milage or reduce our dependence on oil, that's interfering with God's work!

If you extend this logic to other government programs private enterprise should take over all government research. I am surprised you didn't say the church, and other charities should also take over this responsibility since the lord will provide us our oil soon it might be the right hook.

Note: If you publicize the water into oil prophecy you can also bring in your hard-core bible-thumpers.
may02
If I were a suspicious person, I would think you are killing proven oil-saving programs to defer any real improvements while maximizing oil company profits. I know; I'm going to burn in hell.

From: comments@whitehouse.gov
Date: June 1, 2006 12:19:27 AM CDT
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 is
unable to respond to every message, and therefore this response
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Thank you again for taking the time to write.

What have we learned?

Mr. President,
We have a saying in our house when someone does something dumb like tripping over their own feet. Immediately, after it is apparent the person is OK, and bones aren't protruding through the skin anywhere, someone invariably asks, "What did we learn?"

It is literally adding an insult to injury for the embarrassed, not-so-sure footed victim, but it is also evokes laughter which helps bring the adrenaline levels down a notch after watching a family member come perilously close to physical injury.

As parents we try to explain potential dangers to our children hoping they could avoid the painful consequences. But, as much as we try to protect our young there are somethings they just have to learn by themselves. We only hope they can walk away from whatever painful consequence may befall them; as a result. It is one of those times I initiated the smart-ass comment into our family's vocabulary.

If the dog snaps at your ankle and you become startled and cry after you were told not to go near it you would hear "What did we learn." Today no one in our family is safe. My children often take great glee in administering this sarcastic barb my way so often that I believe I hold the family record.

There is a point here other then I am clumsier than ever. Everyone makes mistakes, BFD (Big F__Deal). If we can walk away from them in one piece we should learn from the experience; we should learn from every stupid thing we do.

If we are incapable of learning we should be put away to keep from harming ourself or others.
may07

Someone once told me the classic definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result each time.
may06
I doubt that the field of psychology would accept such a simplistic test, but it sounds right.


Have you noticed you seem follow the same course of action over and over again and then you seem disappointed and surprised when things don't work out.

You've raped every major agency in your fanatical pursuit to demand every department support your ideology through their decisions. Many competent career personnel were fired or quit in disgust. Losing career people was tough enough, but you thoroughly weakened each agency when you installed Bush-loyalists in every government agency regardless of their qualifications.

Over the years, a steady barrage of world events was bound to show how dangerously ill-chosen these people were when the situation required the agencies to respond. Brownie was just the tip of the iceberg. Not a single cabinet member has been held accountable for all the fiascos. Instead of showing them the door you offer them your confidence or Medals of Freedom.

This last week we heard a VA employee took a department lap top home, and this wasn't the only time he had done this, but on this occasion someone broke into the employee's home and stole the lap top. The stolen computer has very sensitive information on 26.5 million veterans. The theft of that information is perhaps the nation's largest breach of security, putting every vet at risk of identity theft.

Jim Nicholson, the VA department head was summoned to Capitol Hill after the theft, to explain how this could happened.
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Sen. Patrick Leahy said Bush should call Nicholson "into the woodshed" and consider changing the leadership of the VA, particularly after the agency waited until May 22 to inform the public about the May 3 theft.
Well you did call Nicholson, but it was not to reprimand him but to publically announce your confidence in him!

You do this all the time. You consistently reward loyalty over competence. You gave the medal of Freedom to:
General Tommy "we have enough troops" Franks,
CIA Director George "Slam Dunk" Tenent, and
Paul "disband the Iraqi Army" Bremer,
three people who helped you create the significant mess we have in Iraq.
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To show your dedication to another acolyte you publically complimented FEMA Director Michael Brown immediately after the disastrous FEMA response to Hurricane Katrina.

If there weren't so much TV coverage describing the scale of the incompetence by FEMA, I believe you would have given Michael Brown a Medal of Freedom as well.
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Every government agency you filled with Bush-loyalist department heads, have provided mediocre to outright incompetent leadership. The CIA EPA, FEMA, NASA, FBI, CDC, NSA, FDA, Treasury, USDA, and FCC are just a few of the agencies that have atrocious track records of distortion, and inept management since you took office.

It is obvious your government department heads, although ill-chosen, are more loyal to you than they are to the country and you reward their loyalty with medals and public support despite the severity of their mistakes.

When you were recently asked about mistakes you have made you shocked many people when you finally admitted you made mistakes, but your answer was pretty lame.

The mistake you regretted was your tough talk? Give me a break! Still, many people were so shocked you finally admitted to mistakes they didn't notice you didn't change your pat answers on how the war in Iraq was going. Nothing really changed.

I think your repetitive behavior of rewarding incompetents, and expecting better performance qualifies as insanity.

Do you have a preferred "safe place" where you could spend the rest of your days and not hurt anymore people? When Cheney is not shooting someone or restarting the cold war ask him where he goes to dry out maybe you can get a group discount.

From: comments@whitehouse.gov
Date: May 30, 2006 11:52:36 PM CDT
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 is
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Happy Memorial day - Uncle Sam wants you ...forever.

Mr. President,
Why do so many people suddenly want to quit you? U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick is pissed off because he was passed over. Treasury Secretary John Snow is just waiting for you to find a family friend to replace him. Attorney General, Alberto Gonzalez, the F.B.I. director, Robert Mueller, and deputy attorney general, Paul McNulty at the Justice Department said they were ready to quit if you ordered them to surrender the evidence they picked up from Representative William J. Jefferson's office. Why did Gonzalez suddenly get "religion" and act like one of his criminal investigations should ignore political considerations?

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There are lots of government people that want to quit you junior. But you make it so hard on them. Many government workers are not allowed to quit even when their contracts are up. Young army officers regular Army and reservists who have served their commitments are not allowed to leave.

If they are not allowed to resign you'll have to change the recruitment posters to say, "Uncle Sam wants you ... forever."
may01

Maj. Crystal Oliver, an Army spokeswoman said, “We are a nation at war and an army at war". “The … policy only impacts officers in critically short specialties who have not previously deployed in support of the global war on terror.
According to ex-chief of the Army Reserve, Lt. Gen. James R. Helmly, he said he informed commanders that resignations would be decided case by case in 2004 and 2005. Before they can leave they must meet certain pre-conditions; their career fields must be at least 80 percent strength. Service in Iraq, Afghanistan, or in a domestic security mission since the 2001 terror attack or if they have personal hardships, Helmly wrote.
may07
The little-known policy, was adopted in 2004 by Helmly. According to the Army, they refused about 400 reserve officers from resigning their commissions.

At least ten reserve officers have filed suit claiming breech of contract and fraud.

Rummy said we had enough troops to handle the fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan and send 6000 National Guard to support the border patrol.
may05
So why is Rummy squeezing the troops? Why doesn't he end the "stop loss" program and allow other soldiers end their tour according to their original contract with the military.

According to the article from The Canton Repository, newspaper, "Thousands of active-duty Army and reserve soldiers have been temporarily prevented from leaving the military, either because their skills were needed or because their units were going overseas."
"As of January, more than 13,000 soldiers were kept in the service under stop loss.

Rummy can claim to have enough troops because he never lets many of them leave unless they are on stretchers or in body bags.
may02
He just keeps recycling them over and over again. How many tours of service will these poor bastards have to endure before they break? How many more Haditha incidents have happened and how many more will occur before someone says enough? Get more troops in there and limit their tours of duty!

You put some of the finest young people in America into a meat grinder and then take the ones who survive one tour and reinsert them into the same de-humanizing experience over and over again. That experience could break anyone down.

The murders at Haditha were not just caused by Marines who actually pulled the triggers, Rummy and all the commanders in between have to share the blame as well. Everyone who agreed with or supported Rummy's limited number of troops in Iraq has to be accountable. But lets not forget this is in addition to your overall blame for distorting the information to have this war to begin with.

From: comments@whitehouse.gov
Date: May 29, 2006 4:07:52 PM CDT
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 is
unable to respond to every message, and therefore this response
is an autoreply.

Thank you again for taking the time to write.