Jun 2006

So how do we define our government as it is now?

Mr. President,
America has officially become a bastardized imitation of what our founding fathers had built. I don't think we can even call ourself a republic anymore.

You and Cheney just came out vehemently condemning
The New York Times story because they published the story which explains how you have been tracking bank transactions since 2001. They said your questionable reasons for not printing. The story was pretty weak compared to the public's right-to-know about the program. You Cheney and the other right-wing extremists would rather dictate who and what can be printed. You already have Rush Limbaugh, and Fox TV as well as several reporters to do just that, but you want ALL the media to walk in lock step with your White-House message of the day just like you had at the start of the Iraq war.

You are getting there slowly but surely. You have done what you can to install Bush-lovers in every key agency; ferreted out anyone who questions your policy, removed whistle-blower protections and threatened everyone who may leak with prosecution. Once you put a few reporters in prison you can be well on the way to completely transform our democratic republic.

According to the definition in his 1787 book, "
Defense of the Constitutions," John Adams used the definition of "republic" in Samuel Johnson's 1755 "Dictionary" ("A government of more than one person").
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But, Adams also made it clear that he thought of the English state as a republic because the executive, though single and called "king," had to obey laws made with the concurrence of the legislature.


The 750 plus
signing statements you attached to each of the 700 plus laws passed by congress stating that you have the power to over ride each law makes it clear that you are not bound by laws passed by our Congress. With claims of executive privilege and national security, there are no checks and balances as afforded in our constitution.

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So how do you describe our government as it is working right now? If you consider yourself above the law, as these signing statements suggest, it is not exactly a republic.


If I was a smart-ass, which I am. I could call our new government something between what Napoleon Bonapart created when he made himself Emperor of France (formerly a kingdom) after legally assuming political control of the French Republic as
First Consul for life and a term-limited form of an absolute monarchy.
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Absolute monarchy according to wikipedia, is a
monarchical form of government where the ruler has the power to rule his or her land or country and its citizens freely, with no laws or legally-organized direct opposition in force. In an absolute monarchy, there is no constitution or body of law above what is decreed by the sovereign (king or queen). As a theory of civics, absolute monarchy puts total trust in well-bred and well-trained monarchs raised for the role from birth.


So am I correct in assuming we live in a hybrid monarchy, a sort of term-limited absolute monarchy for now?


The only obstacle in continuing this term-limited absolute monarchy is the November election result.


But you could have an ace up your sleeve a deibold ace up your sleeve. The integration of electronic voting machines across the country could facilitate the manipulation of some software programs to reduce the risk of Democratic-led investigations into presidential abuse resulting in censure and potential impeachment.


Back in 2003,
Walden O'Dell, the president of Diebold, the company who manufactured the electronic voting machines used in Ohio, the state which ultimately determined the outcome of the Presidential race, told Republicans in fund-raising letter in 2003 that he is "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year." You weren't really surprised that the exit polls claiming Kerry had the state were wrong were you?
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According to Wkipedia. "Election Systems & Software (ES&S) (40-50%) and Diebold Election Systems (DES) (30-35%) are responsible for the integrity and processing of around 80% of United States election voting. Between them, these two companies provide voter registration, printing of ballots, the programming of the voting machines, the counting and tabulation of the votes, and the final reporting of the results for over 150 million Americans."
"Sequoia and Triad are two of the other major companies responsible for electronic voting machines."


Are you capable of twisting a few arms to convince these two companies to tweak their software this November? If you did you could become America's version of a Napoleon Bonapart the next two years! If the Republicans kept both houses there would be no danger of any embarrassing investigations and all you would need is your royal image on a gold coin.
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I did not receive the normal thank you for writing auto-response from the White House.

The best government money can buy.

Mr. President,
You could have blown be over with a feather, when General Casey announced sharp troop reductions beginning two months before the November elections. I am so surprised, oh my, no one could have seen this coming at all. The Republicans in office must be doing such a good job they should all be reelected.


The Iraqi army must be standing up so we are standing down. Hooray! We are winning the war!
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This will teach those traitorous Democrats who wanted to "cut and run." True Americans "cut and walk."

A White House spokesman said in a statement: "The president has clearly stated he will listen to the commanders on the ground. We are constantly evaluating our posture and the growing capability of the Iraqi security forces."

Deciphering the Bush-language is becoming easier these days. In English it translates into: "The President has always listened to his political advisors in the White House. They are constantly checking the bad news coming out of Iraq and the poll numbers as the mid term elections come up."

We can expect more revelations of our successful campaign against terror as November draws near. The color codes and chatter options worked quite well for the previous congressional and presidential elections; there is no reason to change strategies now.

The seven wanna-be terrorists with no plan, no money, no explosives, no maps, and no idea how to blow up a building were just captured. Though the FBI knew about them for months, the timing of their existence was carefully handled to keep them in the headlines of White House megaphones for at least a week. Details surrounding the arrest and captured documents, taped meetings, discovered documents could extend the story another week after that.
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What is next? These dumb shits actually acted on a thought to commit a crime. They deserve to be sent to jail for acting on the idea.
Let me ask you a hypothetical question. If you continue the principle, as you have been that if you have one percent chance of extending presidential power, you go for it; when does a "thought crime" become a real crime?
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If someone makes a negative comment about your presidency in a blog or on the phone and decides to buy a gun for what ever reason could they be arrested because they may me thinking of using it for an evil purpose?

If a Senator receives encouraging support to oppose one of your agenda items, would that citizen be placed on a watch list, because they may harbor some potential resentment of your administration?

Just how far down the slime barrel will you and your handlers go to keep yourselves in power?
Adherence to the constitution or American values of past presidents are obviously "quaint" in Bush-world, so where do you draw the line? Is there a line at all?

There was no obvious line or limits for your flunkys like Safavian, Cheney, Rove, and many others in key departments.

David H. Safavian, your former chief of staff of General Services Administration and your-chief-procurement-officer-turned-lobbyist, had access to $300 billion in addition to $62 billion designated for Katrina relief. Safavian outsourced each request for government services to outside contractors. Most people would not be surprised that Haliburton's contracts rose 600 percent afterwards.
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A federal jury recently found Safavian guilty of lying and obstructing justice, making him the highest-ranking government official to be convicted in the spreading scandal involving disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

"Thanks to an investigation by The Times's Eric Lipton, we know that some two-thirds of the top department executives, including Tom Ridge and his principal deputies, have cashed in on their often brief service by becoming executives, consultants, or lobbyists for companies that have received billions of dollars in government contracts. Even John Ashcroft, the first former attorney general in American history known to immediately register as a lobbyist, is selling his Homeland Security connections to interested bidders," according to a New York Times article by Frank Rich.
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The government has become a huge enterprise for established lobbyists like Abramoff, new lobbyists like Tom Ridge, Ex-Attorney General John Ashcroft, aspiring lobbyists like Safavian and two-thirds of the top department executives.

Contracts to rebuild Iraq, provide safer equipment for our soldiers and Katrina relief were all handled by greedy well-connected bastards who took their cut off the top and didn't even provide any accounting for how the money was being spent.

The get-rich schemes in the favor-driven world of Bush-World has bankrupted any morality you may claim. Katrina victims were robbed, our soldiers were denied life-saving equipment, and Iraqi's were denied reasons for hope and reasons to support American efforts for a democratic nation.

But, these grateful and rich recipients of government contractors will surely be there to help keep the tap open for future contacts and provide significant funding to all Republican congressmen running in November.

From: comments@whitehouse.gov
Date: June 25, 2006 9:02:30 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.

What's a good word for a lying heartless stupid bastard?

Mr. President,
I have looked for a word in my thesaurus to best describe the actions of your Congress and your Vice-president, but I can't.

I tried hubris, outrageous abuse, brass balls, cahones, hutzpa, guts, audacity, presumptuous, effrontery, chutzpah, arrogance but none of them seem to describe the extreme behavior presented by our government.


Take "Mr locked and seriously loaded Cheney" for instance. News reporters have caught him lying repeatedly about what he did and didn't say about the war through the miracle of videotape. He doesn't even flinch when he lies.
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This Monday speaking at the National Press Club he said, "I don't think anybody anticipated the level of violence that we've encountered." He added: "We didn't anticipate . . . The devastation that 30 years of Saddam's rule had wrought, if you will, on the psychology of the Iraqi people," said Mr. Loaded.

He couldn't help himself I guess and continued to defend his ridiculous statement of; "The Iraq insurgency is in its 'last throes."

The reality is that the Army War College in December 2002, warned you and Cheny three months before the U.S. invaded Iraq that, "The possibility of the United States winning the war and losing the peace is real and serious." Iraq had been strained by decades of misrule, wars and sanctions, they observed, noting that "if the United States assumes control of Iraq, it will therefore assume control of a badly battered economy." The writers of the Army report emphasized that Iraq was going to be tougher than the administration was acknowledging publicly. "Successful occupation will not occur unless the special circumstances of this unusual country" are heeded, they warned."
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At around the same time 70 national security experts and Middle East scholars met at the National Defense University and then issued a report stating that occupying Iraq "will be the most daunting and complex task the U.S. and the international community would have undertaken since the end of World War II." One of the members of this group, Army Col. Paul Hughes, sent a copy of the conference report to the office of Douglas J. Feith, the undersecretary of defense for policy, but "never heard back from him or anyone else" over there, he said.
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Like I said at the beginning of this letter, what do you call Cheny, very forgetful or just an outrageous liar.

Let's call him what he is.

A bald face liar. Does he also believe as you obviously do that repeating a lie often enough will become true?


Whatever Mr. Loaded is smoking must have been shared with the Republicans in Congress. For example, today the Republican-controlled Senate refused to consider raising the minimum wage. And this is an election year!

This would have been the first increase in nearly a decade. And they shot it down during an election season!

Republicans said the minimum wage was a job killer? Outside the Washington beltway, in the real world, the present minimum wage is more aptly described as a slave wage.

The minimum wage has remained at $ 5.15 an hour since September, 1, 1997, but because of inflation over time, the purchasing power of someone who is getting the minimum wage today is equivalent to what people could buy in 1955.

Back in 1955 the non-supervisory minimum wage was $0.75 per hour. We have reduced the purchasing power of earners of minimum wage back 45 years in equivalent pay. And the corporations love it.

In 1955, one hour of work at the minimum wages (75 cents per hour) you could buy:
15 Hershey bars. (5 cents per bar) (1 oz. bars) for 15 oz of chocolate
2.58 gallons of gas (29 cents per gallon)

In 2006, one hour of work at the minmum wage (5.15 per hour) you can buy:
6.87 Hershey bars (75 cents per bar) (1.55 oz bars) for 10.65 oz of chocolate
1.76 gallons of gas ($3.00 /gallon)


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Despite all the production efficiency made over the years in the manufacture in making gasoline and chocolate bars, folks at the bottom of the labor pool were still able to buy more for their time on the job 45 years ago than what they can buy today.

Is it any wonder the gap between the haves, and the have-nots have never been so large? Is it any wonder there are more millionaires and billionaires and a record number of poor people in the country?

Just today
The Washington Post had an article about how House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) made a $2 million profit last year on the sale of land 5 1/2 miles from a highway project that he helped to finance with targeted federal funds. And that is just today's news about how Congressmen use their positions to enrich their portfolios.

Chief executive officers in the United States have never been richer. They earned 262 times the pay of an average worker in 2005, the second-highest level in the 40 years for which there is data, a nonprofit think-tank said on Wednesday.

Another irony is that even the minimum wage so low, immigrants are still willing to accept the money, and the often-dangerous working conditions, as overzealous Republican vigilantes, and lawmakers throughout the country are punishing undocumented immigrants and the employers who hire them.

Get real junior, just how many Americans do you really believe are going to step down and work under the same conditions for today's minimum pay?

So what definition would apply for the Republicans in Congress who refused to raise the minimum wage, arrogance, or just heartless bastards?


Do you remember the uproar over the high price of gasoline? I thought you said we needed to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and we needed to have more efficient cars.

I don't hear much about it anymore, and neither has Congress because the tax credit of up to $3,150 credit, people received for buying Prius hybrids and Honda hybrids have run out. So anyone who buys a Prius hybrid and thinks they will receive a $3150 tax credit, should think again.

We don't need to provide incentives to reduce gas consumption.
In their vast wisdom Congress decided to
put a cap on the number of hybrids by manufacturers that are eligible to receive the full tax credit.
Only the first 60,000 hybrids per auto manufacturer can qualify for the full tax credit. Hybrids purchased after Oct 1, 2006 will only receive half the tax credit.

Japanese car manufacturers have already hit the 60,000 hybrid sales mark. American hybrids have a long way to go before they will hit it with inefficient hybrids like the Silverado which gets 16 miles per gallon.

What do call this Congressional stunt; hutzpa or overwhelming stupidity?

How much more abuse can you lay on the American people before they say "
ENOUGH."

Do you realize that in the retail business only a small fraction of Americans actually complains about bad customer service while the majority of people keep silent and just refuse to do business with the store?

That same principle holds true for all sorts of quality issues, like the quality of materials, and quality of relationships, and the quality of government.

You may not have been impressed by the thousands of people who actively protested your war, and our government policies but be assured you are only hearing from a small percentage of Americans that feel the same way.

Just how far do you think you can go before you hit the often-mentioned "tipping point?" Are you betting people can be consistently being mistreated like some men abuse their women?

Just remember, some abused women just take it, some women run away, but some women get even.

From: comments@whitehouse.gov
Date: June 22, 2006 1:27:20 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
is an autoreply.

Thank you again for taking the time to write.

Doesn't time fly by when all you get is bad news?

Mr. President,
There has been so much Bush/Iraq-related news since your heroic trip to Iraq's Green zone to talk to Malaki's mano-a-mano, it seems as though it happened a year ago.
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Jurors find David Safavian your former chief of staff of the General Services Administration and top federal procurement officer, was found guilty on four of five felony charges in connection with the Abramoff corruption and influence-peddling scandal. Each of these Abramoff scandal convictions is a ready-made tv spot for Democrats this November to reinforce the "Republican's Culture of Corruption."
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The army privates that had been abducted following an attack by Iraqi insurgents near Baghdad on Friday were found. Their bodies were so brutalized, their remains had to be sent back to the states to positively identify them. Did Alberto Gonzalez repeat his take on the Geneva Convention; "no, torture allowed?" "How quaint."
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Your brilliant five-year plan to constrain North Korea has a few kinks in it. Because of your ego and Cheney's neo-conservative nation building experiment in Iraq, you may get to test your ground based interceptor missiles.
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Our ground-based interceptor missile systems in Alaska and California are on alert because North Korea continues to look as though they are ready to carry out a long-range missile test and have declared Tuesday it has a right to carry out long-range missile tests, despite international calls for the communist state to refrain from launching a rocket believed capable of reaching the United States.

Meanwhile three U.S. soldiers were charged with the premeditated murder of three Iraqi detainees as well as with threatening the life of a fellow soldier who they feared would challenge their accounts of the deaths, military officials said Monday.

Your last photo-op declaring victory didn't work out too well. It wasn't a carrier, but you should have put on some camos and a flack jacket none-the-less. Just before you went to Iraq, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki strongly condemned the Haditha murders last November by U.S. Marines. Maliki demanded the United States share files from the investigation of the Haditha killings, which he called a "terrible crime." Did you talk him out of his request for the investigation files when you finished looking into his soul?
Fortunately, you did go to the Green zone and came back to provide us with some comic relief.
If you hadn't snuck into Iraq, you wouldn't have held that upbeat press conference in the rose garden and make that smart-ass remark to a legally-blind- reporter for wearing his sunglasses.

The leaked memo from the U.S. Embassy gives an unflattering and unvarnished assessment of life in Baghdad. "Terror and violence are part of everyday life, The U.S. troops have failed to get confidence of the people," "Even the militia harasses embassy employees." "It took one embassy employee 12 hours to get gas," "Embassy employees have to use code names because if they used their real names it would be a death sentence."
For Americans who wonder what our government is doing about all this: your Republican-controlled congress is debating the merits of the war. One Republican congressman put their discussion in a nutshell. "Are you with America or are you with Al Quida?" I enjoyed Jon Stewart's take on this. And I am paraphrasing, "And next week they will argue if kittens are cute."

Lots of chickens coming in I hope have enough places for them to all roost.

From: comments@whitehouse.gov
Date: June 21, 2006 1:45:39 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
is an autoreply.

Thank you again for taking the time to write.

What would it take to be a global citizen, is Hollywood to blame?

Mr. President,
As conservative Americans attempt to draw the covers around themselves to shut out the world they ask, "Why can't it be as it was? Everyone knew their place. Everyone was happy.

Hollywood movies must be blamed for this misconception. They haven't kept up with globalization.

Corporations saw the need to adapt to the world's business environment a while ago. Globalization is here to stay folks get used to it. North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) The World Trade Organization (WTO) Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) make the financial world go round, with more three and four letter acronyms to come.

Yet, Hollywood still produces movies with national stereotypes. Movies show Indian cab drivers, Pakistani convenience store owners Philippine housekeepers, and Hispanic gardeners. None of this plays well in India, Pakistan, India, and Mexico like it used to.

After the civil rights movement changed the roles blacks played, the movies reflected the new view of blacks to the world.

We need a new movement to change Hollywood movies and make them more palpable to a world audience. Who knows; life could emulate art; it could be a start towards the evolution of Americans into global citizens.
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American companies are globalizing their views why aren't American citizens? How long will it take for Americans to accept other cultures? We could speed the process up and have frequent sex with people from different races. After a generation or two everyone will look a lot like each other and have a variety of mixed race relatives. It's hard to tell a Polok joke at Thanksgiving if your niece's name is Kremski.

Hollywood has been a major promoter of American values. Unfortunately many film makers are still stuck in the 50's; when people still believed America stood for justice and the plight of the poor, where anyone can get a shot at the champ. We loved the cliche storylines where the clumsy kid gets the pretty girl. The geek becomes a hero; evil corporations are brought to their knees by a single- minded seeker of justice.
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As president you are, the "America" foreigners see and hear. Is there any wonder why the romantic image of America has been shattered?

A hero wouldn't invade a country based on fabricated information. They wouldn't torture, kill innocent civilians, use depleted uranium; cluster bomb, and phosphorus rounds on heavily populated areas. We also know that crime does pay but you have to be a corporate executive or a presidential advisor to do it well.

This kind of news kind of throws a wrench into that "good overcomes evil image" we had in the movies.

Something has to give; Hollywood has to change their story lines and we can either watch the world from the sidelines and bitch about loosing our standard of living or adapt to a world market.

We have to promote interdependence with other nations. We have to think globally, and not just consider the environmental effect of our actions and become "carbon neutral" but consider the international impact of everything we do as well.
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I don't have the slightest idea how to do this, but I am sure it will involve something similar to a civil rights movement to get the ball rolling. I am pretty sure the solution involves the reduction in racism and an increased amount of tolerance and an acceptance of differences.

The GOP would have to be completely revamped. Today's Republican revels in promoting divisive issues including racism and isolationism. They are counting on more xenophobic hysteria to keep both houses under their control this November.

Like I suggested earlier, if we had sex with multiple race partners we could get a good jump on equality. Get it, sex ... if we jump on equality, ... get it ... never mind.

From: comments@whitehouse.gov
Date: June 20, 2006 12:37:54 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
is an autoreply.

Thank you again for taking the time to write.

You're big GOP donators from the Pharmaceutical industry are such a tease.

Mr. President,
I am getting buried in drug commercials on TV. I desperately need TIVO.

If I can believe what I am told, I can have four-hour erections, avoid peeing ten times a day, eliminate allergies, and get a delightful night's sleep if I take the drugs they advertise.

I might get the same results, if I were with my hot girlfriend who enjoys watching good porn, quit drinking two six packs per day, stayed inside during hay fever season and did an honest day's work occasionally, but what's the fun in that; where would the drug companies make their money?

I am sure many sick people pay a lot of attention to TV drug ads and to all the latest medical breakthroughs. The shame of it is; millions of Americans don't have insurance to pay for them.

There is always Canada and Mexico's popular drug-runs for cash-strapped Americans in desperate need I guess.

Many of the best drugs, seem to be for well-to-do Americans. More people could afford many of these miraculous drugs if generic equivalents were available except the original patent holders of the drugs and their manufacturing process, really don't want to see that happen.

Powerful drug companies are doing everything to discourage the production of generic equivalents of their drugs.

They pay other drug companies millions of dollars to abstain from making generic drugs, they lobby Congress and influence trade agreements to discourage other countries from making their own generic equivalents as well. And you did your part when you cut the FDA's office of generic drug research.
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I hear how much our drug companies say they have to spend to get a new drug out, but they fail to explain how much they spend on advertising and marketing compared to the money they spend on actual research. According to University of Rochester Medical Center the "Direct-to-consumer prescription drug advertising is a $3.2 billion industry in the United States" in 2005. The amount of money spent on research pales in comparison with the billions of dollars spent on promoting existing drugs on TV.
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The Truth About the Drug Companies, Random House, 2004, written by Marcia Angell, a professor in the Harvard Medical School Department of Social Medicine and former editor in chief of The New England Journal of Medicine explains, "Most of the research is done by the National Institutes of Health and by large universities, along with small biotech companies." In other words, most drug research is done by tax-supported agencies. The drug companies charge high prices to the public, reaping huge financial benefits from research paid for by that public."

The U.S. pharmaceutical industry also fails to mention that they spend an estimated $14.5 billion annually on outsourcing the manufacturing, formulation, and packaging of drugs, according to Desmond Mascarenhas, Chief Executive of consultant Bioexpertise.

Drug commercials remind me just what big hypocrites the pharmaceutical companies really are. News about medical drug break thorough are cruel and give false hope to the sick and elderly because unless they have the money.

What is the aim of those TV ads anyway? Do they want us to demand the medication from our doctors? If we do that, it kind of defeats all the time they spent in medical school, their internship, and medical experience. If our doctor prescribes the advertised medicine to us at our request, it just makes them our drug dealer.
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Don't get me wrong I'm not anti-research; from it. There have been some miraculous discoveries about gene therapy, surgical instruments, techniques, arterial shunts, diagnostic machines, bone replacement materials, anti-rejection medications, more efficient, reliable pacemakers are just a few of the wonderful advancements made in the last decade. The war in Iraq has led to life-saving surgical techniques caused by IED explosions. New artificial limbs have improved the lives of thousands of severely wounded soldiers.

And yet to the average American, announcements of new research and medication are all a morbid tease.

The average American won't directly benefit from many of medical science breakthroughs. ... they are prohibitively expensive and the drug companies like it that way.


Yesterday, the
Guardian Unlimited uncovered a plan by a major drug company to block access to a medicine that is effectively and cheaply saving thousands of people from going blind. The company wants to launch the same product in smaller dosage and charge an outrageous amount of money.

For example, Ophthalmologists from around the world, learned that by injecting tiny quantities of a colon cancer drug called Avastin into the eyes of patients with "wet macular degeneration." "The Ophthalmologists reported remarkable success at a very low cost because one vial can be split up and used to treat dozens of patients."
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Genentech, the company that invented Avastin, learned what the Ophthalmologists had done and applied for a licensing a fragment of Avastin called Lucentis which will be packaged in tiny quantities similar to the quantities used by the Ophthalmologists and plan to charge 100 times the cost per dose.


In high school, there were a few girls who liked flirted with the boys only to have their hormones dashed after they get the girl in a car's backseat and found out she wouldn't let him make it to second or third base much less hit a home run. They called those girls "prick teasers."

I think millions of average and poor Americans would agree the drug companies act just like those girls; they surely fit the "prick" part of that definition and you helped.

From: comments@whitehouse.gov
Date: June 18, 2006 3:35:14 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
is an autoreply.

Thank you again for taking the time to write.

Let's hope soccer never catches on here.

Mr. President,

The American soccer team news is that we lost to the Czech Republic. The results were:
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Jun 12 - Final score

  

Czech Republic 3


United States 0


Next game: United States v. Italy:  3:00pm EDT Jun 17


To quote Christine Brenen from USA today

"If the U.S. team is mathematically eliminated as early as this weekend, the four-year wait until the men's next chance will produce many questions, among them: Is the USA just never going to be great in international soccer?"
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According to USA Today, it is a must-win situation for the American team. They are facing a tough Italian who have the edge in almost every category. The American team has never won against the Italians in the last five meetings.
So the swat team guarding the US team may get a rest.



The Berlin police supply extra police support including Swat teams to protect the Americans everywhere they go. Traffic is cleared ahead of them, and they have to change the team's bus routes from their heavily guarded hotel to the soccer fields.
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And so we have another example about how perilous our lives are outside the country can be.

The State Department has a list of countries Americans should avoid for different reasons. Many countries have become increasingly hostile to American citizens. Some of the countries are obvious, Iraq, Afghanistan, West Bank, Gaza Strip, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Iran, Pakistan, Kenya, Uzbekistan, to name a few countries from the list. One country which was recently added was China the world's up-and-coming humongous economic engine.

According to the Associated Press on Friday, Embassy spokeswoman Sheila Paskman said, "American interests in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou may be at higher risk, along with restaurants, places of worship, schools and other places where Americans gather."


Paskman said the possible threats were specific to China and not part of a larger regional or worldwide alert..

Another surprise is the anti-American sentiment felt in the Ukraine, home of the orange-revolution. "More than 100 Marines are preparing for a joint U.S.-Ukrainian military exercise scheduled for July. They were being transported by bus to join other American military personnel at a Ukrainian Defense Ministry sanitarium in the Black Sea town of Feodosiya when protesters surrounded the bus and blocked their route about four a.m. Friday, Rossiya television reported."


For those Americans who have been living under a rock with those creepy crawly multi legged centipedes, we are not the most popular nation on earth, the sad news is; we are becoming even more unpopular every day we keep our troops there.

Republicans are making a big show of supporting the war and keeping the troops there. It is pretty transparent that it is a mid-year election ploy to emphasis the split in the Democratic party and to try to make them look weak on defense. Meanwhile Europe, Asia, Russia, most our allies and the Muslim nation world abhor us even more that our watered down American beer served with a BLT.


No surprise here; a new poll of European and Muslim countries considers the U.S troops in Iraq are a greater threat than Iran. Even the people of countries whom we consider our allies share that feeling.

The 15-nation poll also found: that support for your war on terror has dropped significantly and general opinion of America itself has fallen just as sharply in Spain, Turkey and India.
The fact that the majority of people in ten out of 14 foreign countries, including Britain, say the Iraq war has made the world more dangerous, shouldn't surprise anyone except bush-loyalists who will chalk it off to liberal media bias.


Karen Hughes, your former White House counselor took over your troubled public diplomacy/propaganda effort to improve our image, particularly in the Muslim world.
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The hearts and minds of most Muslims are pretty much made up by now.

She has failed miserably, but she had a huge handicap; your neo-con buddies and your ego.

She hasn't received much help since she got the job on March 2005. Abu Gharib Guantanimo and the recent Haditha Iraqi murders are becoming too much. Now a wanna-be American-idol marine decided to post four-minute video clip on the internet, of himself as he sang a little didy called “Marine-Hadji-Girl.”

The marine plays a guitar and sings to an audience who is wildly laughing and cheering to the lyrics. “I grabbed her little sister and put her in front of me. As the bullets began to fly, the blood sprayed from between her eyes, and then I laughed maniacally — I blew those little... to eternity — they should have known they were... with the Marines,” quotes the lyrics sung by the soldier.

There's nothing like singing and enjoying a good song about killing Iraqi children to get the world and Moslems everywhere to love us even more.

“The video that was posted anonymously is clearly inappropriate, and contrary to the high standards expected of all Marines,” said Lt. Col. Scott Fazekas, a Marine spokesman.

Between you and me; I am glad soccer is not real popular in this country. I don't think Germany would have enough swat teams to cover all the American fans that would come.

From: comments@whitehouse.gov
Date: June 16, 2006 3:09:43 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.
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What do you have to hide this time?

Mr. President,
Every time I turnaround you seem to have something to hide.

The FDA recently failed to provide critical information for a criminal investigation on a drug which is linked to liver failure and Rummy kicks news reporters off the island.

Let's start with Guantanimo. Three prisoners "commit suicide" and suddenly Cuba becomes the new hot destination for pathologists, military brass and reporters.


They were, Ali Abdullah Ahmed, the Yemeni, Mani Shaman Turki al-Habardi al-Utaybi, a Saudi, Yassar Talal al-Zahrani, a Saudi.


Human rights advocate's early warnings about potential suicides by prisoners, with little hope of release or a fair trial and the inhumane conditions, are looking like prophets. The detainees are numb, depressed, desperate. "The deaths were entirely predictable and the U.S. bears complete and utter responsibility for these deaths."

There have been many suicide attempts by Gitmo detainees.

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Rear Admiral Harry Harris commander at Guantanamo, took exception. Harris speculated "I believe this was not an act of desperation, but an act of asymmetric warfare aimed at us here at Guantanamo," he said. "We have men here who are committed jihadists. They are dangerous men, and they will do anything they can to advance their cause."
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He was joined by Colleen P. Graffy, a senior official in the State Department's office for public diplomacy. Graffy told the BBC the suicides were "a good PR move to draw attention." Oddly enough her office is charged with improving the U.S. image.

On a scale of one to ten, I would give her a "needs improvement," on her next review, if she still has a job.

"Graffy's remarks showed 'a chilling disregard for human life' and Harris' characterizations showed that U.S. government authorities are 'oblivious' to the suffering Guantanamo has inflicted," Amnesty International said. They have called for access to the prison for a United Nations panel seeking to independently evaluate the state of the prisoners. It also urged a civilian-led investigation into the Guantanamo deaths.

I don't know whether the renewed outrage in the Muslim world could get any louder, but it did. Muslim outrage hit the afterburners.

Navy Cmdr. Robert Durand, spokesman for the prison and interrogation compound said the bodies will stay in the hospital morgue until the State Department finishes their negotiations with the home countries of the dead. "The decision for ultimate disposition of the remains is to be determined at a level above us," said Durand.

It seems to take an act of God to even move their dead bodies off the island. Did you want to interrogate them one more time before they leave? Maybe they are faking it?

I know; you are waiting for a proper tribunal to try them posthumously.

Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union joins other world bodies, organizations, and countries from around the world, calling Gitmo tribunals, "a sham from the inception." They are illegal, unfair, and out of step with the American or international system of justice.

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After years of confinement, torture, and interrogation you only charged ten out of the 460 men and boys with some type of criminal act. What do you call the other 450 detainees? Shit out of luck with no future.


"To continue to hold over 400 men and boys, for over four years without filing charges makes a mockery of justice," said Nancy Hollander, one of the association members representing Guantanamo detainees.


Guantanamo, now known as America's black hole of justice, has had several hunger strikes since it was set up. The military defines someone as being on a hunger strike after they have refused nine consecutive meals.

A US human rights group, the New York-based Centre for Constitutional Rights, has claimed that at one point about 210 detainees participated in a hunger strike.

The number of people participating in hunger strikes varied up and down until you began to force feed them. Military personnel say they were brought into the hospital. Released survivors from Gitmo said hunger strikers were strapped down in a chair and without use of anesthetics; tubes were inserted into their stomachs through their noses. The tubes were withdrawn afterwards. Gitmo survivors said the screaming of prisoners when the tubes were removed were heard throughout the compound. That had to bring down the number of dieters.

Your credibility is so questionable most people believe the ex-Gitmo prisoner's version.

Today, Rummy told news reporters to get off his island.
"A directive from the Office of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld," prompted a two-sentence email that was sent to reporters from the Herald and the Los Angeles Times, which stated: "Media currently on the island will depart on Wednesday, 14 June 2006 at 10:00 a.m. Please be prepared to depart the CBQ [quarters] at 8:00 a.m."
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This was after all military tribunals were suspended. The military spokesman said it was because the Supreme Court has yet to rule on the process.

What do you and Rummy have to hide? What are you going to do to the detainees now?

The world is watching junior. Although justice is denied to detainees, history has shown us; truth has an odd way of escaping even from a hell hole like Guantanimo.

Another questionable government activity of yours involves a criminal investigation.

The Food and Drug Administration has reviewed a Sanofi-Aventis antibiotic which is linked to liver damage in some users.
"I smell a coverup," Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley said after the FDA failed to make available one of its criminal investigators for questions about his probe of fraud in a study of the drug, Ketek."
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The FDA received reports of 12 cases of liver failure, including four patient's deaths who were taking Sanofi-Aventis antibiotic Ketek. The FDA expressed their concern that these side effects appear more often in patients taking Ketek than in those taking similar antibiotics.

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Here's the kicker The FDA refused to approve Ketek in 2001 and 2003 due to the lack safety information on the drugs label.
Why did they approve it the third time? What did they change to meet the FDA's requirements? Did the FDA lower their standards?

Your secretiveness is beyond anything any other president has ever attempted. You were recently caught removing previously-unclassified documents from the National Achieve. The only purpose, given its inane intelligence value, is to rewrite key elements of history to suit your own set of manipulated facts, I imagine.

I pray that some day despite all your coverups, and your obstructions of our right to a transparent government; that we will one day learn about the above mentioned issues and all the charades; so we can see all the travesties of justice you have perpetrated during your administration in its entirety.

The risk of exposure will always be there.

Each of your secrets is a strand within a woven cloth. Sometimes it only takes one strand to be exposed and pulled out to undo the entire fabric of lies and half truths.

From: comments@whitehouse.gov
Date: June 14, 2006 10:05:40 PM CDT
To: guzmatom@mac.com

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We appreciate hearing your views and welcome your suggestions.
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The real root cause of terrorism against America is ...

Mr. President,
You sneak into Iraq to meet with newly named Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, the world sighed, the Stock Market dropped, and Fox subjected viewers with enough flashing red white and blue colored news updates, to induce seizures.
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You said you wanted to meet the PM directly. But you should have given Maliki more than a five minutes warning to prepare his soul for viewing, you might have not seen it in it's best light.

Dodging a Rove indictment must have provided the added good news of you needed to sneak into Iraq. There must have been enough helicopters hovering above the green zone to block out the sun. The only thing you missed, were the banners from your carrier landing.
may03

I'm a little surprised your shaky track record on reading souls didn't keep you from examining another one. Meanwhile outside the green zone in the real Iraq more coordinated attacks targeted Iraqi police.


This could be a new beginning I hear. Suddenly, Iraq is not a four letter word anymore. After three years, tens of thousands of dead Iraqis, thousands of dead, and wounded American soldiers, GOP lawmakers decided to debate the invasion of Iraq. It must be the best platform to argue against removing troops from Iraq. War critics that wanted to remove troops can be criticized for not killing Zarqawi if we had left.


The fact that Zarqawi even existed, was because you invaded Iraq.


Republicans will be happy to argue our troops took care of a major terrorist problem without mentioning you created problem to begin with.


Sadly everyone will miss the fact that your consistent support for Israel, and completely discounting the plight of the Palestinian people is and will remain to be the reason terrorists will be a constant threat to America.


Israeli support and your desire to secure your own private oil fields in the Mid East created all of today's problems to begin with.


Everyone refuses to discuss the 800 pound jew in the room. It never comes up for debate, or editorials in any major media outlet. Why?


Unwavering support for Israel was the reason for Muslim extremists to attack our embassies, the U.S.S. Cole and the World Trade Buildings.


Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaida leaders continue to be highly motivated by Israel’s presence in Jerusalem and the Palestinian situation. It makes it easier for extremists to rally popular support and to constantly attract recruits.
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The question of the decade is why has the U.S. jeopardized not only its own security but that of much of the rest of the world to advance the interests of Israel?

Our support is more than just talk we continue to give Israel billions of dollars every year. Although Israel has a fully functioning economy they received more economic and military aid than any other country since WW II. And unlike other countries that have to qualify for American aid, they don't have to show how they spend the money.

Over the past 30 years Israel has been the subject of many UN violations similar to Iraq. Since 1982, the U.S. has blocked at least 32 Security Council resolutions against Israel.

The U.S. regularly blocks the efforts of Arab states to have the IAEA inspect Israel’s nuclear arsenal. You are quick to condemn Iran for developing nuclear power but you sure as hell turn a blind eye to Israel's nuclear weapons program. This is just more hypocrisy, and everyone knows it.

Your invasion of Iraq provided the perfect cover for Israel to increase their state-sponsored terrorism against the Palestinian people. While the world was incensed by the Iraq war Israel took over Gaza and the West back without much notice.
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It was obvious you didn't notice that Israel killed thousands of Arabs in Palestine, because you were surprised why the beleaguered people elected Hamas leaders in the last Palestinian election. The people have been shot, bombed, starved, and had their homes bulldozed. Western activists in Palestine helping the people who lost their homes were targeted and murdered by Israeli soldiers. One American volunteer, Rachel Corrie, was crushed to death by an Israeli armored bulldozer in Gaza.

Despite all the American support, we provide to Israel they continue to spy on the U.S. Recently a former Pentagon advisor Larry Franklin was sentenced to jail for spying and two senior staff members of American Israel Public Affairs Committee, AIPAC will soon stand trial for espionage.
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Our support for Israel is even more puzzling because of an incident which happened on June 8, 1967.

Israeli airplanes and ships attacked the U.S.S. Liberty an intelligence gathering ship in the Mediterranean 14 miles off and killed 34 sailors wounding 171. The Israeli military command called it a tragic error. Survivors called it deliberate and unprovoked especially when "Israeli pilots circled the ship at low level 13 times on eight different occasions before attacking. Radio operators in Spain, Lebanon, Germany, and aboard the ship itself all heard the Israeli pilots reporting to their headquarters that this was an American ship before attacking it."
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NSA intelligence expert James Bamford had more facts in his book Body of Secrets.

According to Bamford the attack on the Liberty an intelligence gathering ship was probably because 'Liberty's' intercepts could prove Israel started the Arab Israeli War with a devastating, Pearl-Harbor style surprise attack and negated Israel claim that Egypt attacked first.

Despite the these outrageous acts by Israel they have entrenched themselves through out our government, lobbying organizations and prominent think tanks.

Many key organizations in the Lobby, such as the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is run by headliners who generally support the Likud Party’s hard-line policies which prevent any significant peace accord in the Mid East.

AIPAC, one of the most powerful lobbys in Washington has significant influence with Republicans and Democrats; But, the hawkish nature of AIPAC came into full bloom when your administration came along with your truckload of Israeli-loving neo-conservatives.
may02
It shouldn't be a big surprise to anyone that many Americans suspected that the war was designed to further Israeli interests.

The Government

Advocates of the Israeli cause include people like Elliot Abrams, John Bolton, Douglas Feith, I. Lewis (‘Scooter&rsquoWinking Libby, Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, and David Wurmser, Dick Cheney. Donald Rumsfeld, and John Boehner to mention just a few.

AIPAC held its largest-ever annual Policy Conference during the first week of March, 2006 in Washington D.C. Almost two thirds of the US Congress and Senate members attended aside from top US officials and policymakers.


The new Republican majority leader in the House of Representatives, John Boehner, addressed the conference and said, "As the new House majority leader, I can assure you that under my leadership, legislation that is in any way perceived as anti-Israel will not be considered in the House of Representatives," Boehner vowed.

The media

The government is not the only American institution riddled with hawkish pro-Israel supporters; "Journalism," Eric Alterman writes, "is ‘dominated by people who cannot imagine criticizing Israel’. " He lists 61 ‘columnists and commentators who can be counted on to support Israel reflexively and without qualification’. " They include the former Wall Street Journal editor; William Bennett, the former secretary of education; Jeane Kirkpatrick, the former UN ambassador; and the influential columnist George Will are also major supporters.

Think Tanks

Pro-Israel forces have established several influential think tanks such as the American Enterprise Institute, the Brookings Institution, the Center for Security Policy, the Foreign Policy Research Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the Hudson Institute, the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis and the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA).

Devotion without equal

Christian Zionists, Tom De Lay, Trent Lott, Dick Armey, are especially vocal about Israel. Armey said in September 2002: ‘My No. one priority in foreign policy is to protect Israel. I thought he was an American first, but I guess not.

That is the type of fervor these Israeli lobbys wield. Opposing Israel can be a dangerous proposition. In the past, AIPAC has directed significant funding to the political opponents of anyone they considered hostile to the Israeli cause.

The Israel lobby has entrenched itself so deeply in our government they have literally strangled our Congress.

The group has grown so powerful they have made you back down on several occasions, including the time you demanded a full and immediate withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and when you insisted they should continue to follow the "roadmap to peace" initiative.

They are the only group I have seen you consistently shrivel away from.

The backlash
Europe and Canada have not received the full treatment by Israel lobby groups, so they are consistently charged with anti-semitism anytime they criticize Israel.

The Ontario chapter of the Canadian Union of Public Employee’s convention voted last June 27 to boycott Israel until it "recognizes the Palestinian right to self-determination" and grant Palestinian refugees the right of return to Israel.

The chapter represents nearly half of the 450,000 union members working nationwide in health care, education, social services, universities, and transportation.
Britain's largest college teachers' union voted Monday to consider boycotting Israeli academics over what members termed "apartheid" policies and discrimination against Palestinians.

Hope for America?

The global business environment may provide a limit to the influence of Israeli lobby.

American business needs to constantly work with the world's trading partners. Situations may arise which may cause a situation where business trumps lobby groups.

Eventually, Congressmen may have to become more critical about whom to support; big business or the Israeli lobby?

Which one would provide him or her with the best return for his or her vote?

Either way the average American is left out of what used to be our democracy until the American people band together and give our Congressmen a third choice; do what is right for the country; our children may lead safer lives.
From: comments@whitehouse.gov
Date: June 14, 2006 12:11:49 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
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Monsters can kill anyone, even its creator

Mr. President,
There is an account in a famous book written by Mary Shelly that perhaps best describes your present situation Mr. President. It was called Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, written in 1818. It has many gothic elements which are recognizable in your troubled years in the West Wing.
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Your years as president and the settings of this book have much in common including darkness, death, decay, collapse of human creations, the thrill of fearfulness, secrets, rationalism of enlightened establishment, or in your case, the rationalization of truth and science.

This book's setting is in classic gothic period in England.
According to wikipedia many English Protestants associated the medieval buildings erected during the dark and terrifying period gothic period with harsh laws enforced by torture, and mysterious, fantastic, and superstitious rituals.
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Facilities such as Guantanimo and Abu Gharib and other destinations for suspects spirited away by extraordinary rendition, must surely evoke the same dark terrifying feelings brought on by torture and confinement that those English Protestants felt.

The harsh immigration standards you have imposed on foreigners and your superstitions laws brought on by your confused stance on the separation of church and state aggravated this situation. Your decision to invade a sovereign nation based on a conversation with your God, highlighted your superstition and lack of reason.


You and your minions have spent the last five years laboring to bring fear to life. This bush-creation was carefully fed and given to the populace in doses prescribed to close the ranks around the party in power after 9/11.


Fear is your message; propaganda is your vehicle.


Your propaganda effort was so well-executed Joseph Goebbels would have greatly appreciated your adaption and refinement of his precepts.


For example, on 18 August 1933, Goebbels gave a speech on the direction of German radio.
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"My fellow citizens !"

The Radio as the Eight Great Power

" One can hardly imagine or explain the major historical events between 1800 and 1900 without considering the powerful influence of journalism."

"The radio will be for the twentieth century what the press was for the nineteenth century. With the appropriate change, one can apply Napoleon's phrase to our age, speaking of the radio as the eighth great power. Its discovery and application are of truly revolutionary significance for contemporary community life. Future generations may conclude that the radio had as great an intellectual and spiritual impact on the masses as the printing press had before the beginning of the Reformation."

Karl Rove and company used this Goebbel's principle and many others to get you elected and to advance your neo-conservative agenda.
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Utilizing Rove's mastery of propaganda, you launched the war utilizing a concerted effort using the "Eighth Great Power," right-wing talk radio and FOX TV. You stuck to established propaganda principles when you called dissenting opinions traitorous and un-American. The press was suppressed unilaterally as well.

Fear was the key. Fear was your passport to a second term. A color code depicting the level of fear was even created to constantly remind every American as they viewed the news crawl every day. News alerts of recently "uncovered" Al Quida chatter, were frequently announced as precursors to potential attacks and kept people off balanced. This was critical when an important vote or decision was in play.

It worked brilliantly, as you continued to use the same ploy to steal away people's rights to privacy and due process under the law.

The fear you injected into our culture caught on in 2001 and inflamed the country. The embers still heat our daily conversations.

You cultivated that fear into full-blown xenophobia, a fear of all foreign people. It has even bled over to people who have lived here alongside many Americans, Mexican immigrants.

'Fear' has found adoring priests and priestess in your gothic temple of darkness. People like Rush Limbaugh, Bill O' Reiley, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter and assorted Fox personalities have faithfully done their share and continue to preach sermons of fear and hate of anyone who is not them.

But after five years this monster has developed a life of its own and you can't control it anymore.

The 'fear' monster has killed several Bush-supported deals. One example is the cancellation of the Dubai ports deal resulting from a public outcry of foreigners running our ports. The cancellation of China's CNOOC's purchase of Unocal was another example of fear mongering.

Your stand on immigration caused such disappointment in your base of people who fear the "brown" menace;" you had to bring out 'gay marriage' to rein in some of the fallen-away right-wing-white-bread conservatives.

Dr. Frankenstein created his monster from dead tissue you created your monster from racist emotions which lay, like a cancer just under the skin of millions of simple people who just want things to stay the same and be left alone with no tolerance for anyone or anything different.

If you would have read more books like Frankenstein they could have taught you; monsters are capable of killing anyone including their creators.

From: comments@whitehouse.gov
Date: June 13, 2006 12:07:56 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
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Bush-world logic has some very deadly consequences.

Mr. President,
Figures don't lie, but liers can figure. As long as people have understood how one number differs from another there have been unsavory people who use numbers to their advantage.

In high school, I enjoyed math, and science because there was only one answer to a math problem. ; 1 + 1 = 2. It is a universal truth, no matter where you were in the world, no matter whom you spoke with. Math seemed to be the purest form of logic. I also enjoyed science because the scientific method sorted out ambiguity. Water boils with the application of heat, gravity keeps us from floating up in space and force equals mass times acceleration regardless of where you are in the world. Back then, I had a big problem with English composition, because there were just too many correct or wrong answers for every writing assignment I was given. It was way too subjective for me.

I was never sure if our teachers graded us by the style alone or did the subject and our conclusions bias our final grades? If I wrote a feature piece on Adolf Hitler and ended the story on a sympathetic note for Nazis; would the teacher rate the story on style alone or would they allow the content and my pro-Nazi theme insured a lower grade? I wanted a good grade so I didn't take any chances, and I kept my articles mainstream; I was chicken. I just wanted to get back to math and science where the answers were absolute and apolitical.

Many years later I find myself longing for the same thing again. I want to get back to science where the answers are absolute and apolitical; so does the Union of Concerned Scientists.


In Bush-world I have learned that up is down, patriots are traitors, pollution is good, and one plus one only equals two if it supports right-wing conservatives or U.S. business interests. Math and science are not sacrosanct. Scientific facts are beaten into malleable bits of contrary information to justify almost anything

UCS
Scientists get really upset when their scientific results get distorted. More than 100,000 scientists engineers and other concerned citizens have formed an alliance, an independent nonprofit group called the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).
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The UCS was founded in 1969 by faculty members and students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technologies who were concerned about the misuse of science and technology in society.

may13
They have been very busy since you took office. Your science distortions of scientific truths have been so shocking; Nobel Laureates and world renown scientists have formally protested your actions.


The most recent public display of your war against science is your support of "intelligent design."
You publically sided with creationists who still believe evolution is a theory and consider science an affront to God and the Bible. You said intelligent design should be considered an alternative to evolution. This foolish argument went so far, that many schools even changed textbooks and added labels to others, promoting intelligent design.
may08 may03
Several Imax theaters, including some in science museums, were cowed into refused to show movies that include evolution, the Big Bang or the geology of the earth, because they were afraid of protests from people who object to films that contradict the bible's version on Earth's origin or its creatures.

The films that were banned included
"Cosmic Voyage," which shows the universe and covers many subjects from subatomic particles to clusters of galaxies; "Galápagos," a film about the islands where Darwin first theorized about evolution; and "Volcanoes of the Deep Sea," an underwater movie which shows the exotic creatures that thrive in the hot, sulfurous vents in the ocean floor.

So your nut-jobs have the power to keep me from seeing movies about volcanos?

Science has been distorted on everything from
Abstinence to Yellowstone Park and everything in-between including subjects like mad cow, abortion, drugs, mercury levels, cancer causing agents, and stem cells.
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This false science has guided your policy decisions on laws, funding, foreign policy and people's health. And it is all based on crap.

You've suppressed scientific facts that don't support your dogma and promoted phony science that does. As president you want to manipulate science as you want to manipulate the news, except you can't completely control either one just ask the church.

The Church did it too
The Catholic church strived to control science a long time ago. Galileo was excommunicated because he stated and proved the sun was the center of our solar system not the earth. A major work published in 1632 resulted in Galileo's conviction on suspicion of heresy and a lifetime house arrest.
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According to a church website on the issue, Galileo's case against the church's teachings demonstrated that the free pursuit of truth became possible only after science "liberated" itself from the theological shackles of the Middle Ages.


Early Warnings
The warnings from leading scientists immediately came in from the scientific community. They are not stupid; they knew what you were trying to do.

Early in your presidency many scientists began to see this disturbing pattern in your administration. Several prestigious scientific journals editorialized about your dealings in science including
Science, Nature, and the New England Journal of Medicine.

An editor at
Science, for example, said that you are injecting politics into arenas of science "once immune to this type of manipulation."
The editors of the
Lancet also noticed "growing evidence of explicit vetting of appointees to influential [scientific] panels because of their political or religious opinions" and warned against "any further right-wing incursions" on those panels.
Rosina Bierbaum, dean of the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, said the Bush administration has cut scientists out of some of the policy-making processes.

You gave physicist Richard Garwin a medal for his "valuable scientific advice on important questions of national security." Just three months later, Garwin joined more than 4,000 scientists and 48 Nobel prize winners signed a statement condemning you and your administration for misusing, suppressing, and distorting scientific advice.

"This administration has distanced itself from scientific information," said Kurt Gottfried of Cornell University, said this is part of a larger effort to let politics dominate pure science.


The behavior of the White House on these issues is part of a pattern that has led Russell Train, the EPA administrator under Presidents Nixon and Ford, to observe, “How radically we have moved away from regulation based on independent findings and professional analysis of scientific, health and economic data by the responsible agency to regulation controlled by the White House and driven primarily by political considerations.”

Just this last week you even directed The Washington office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the agency responsible for protecting endangered salmon, to route media questions about salmon back to headquarters. Only three political appointees from the entire agency are authorized to talk about salmon, according to an employee who has been silenced.
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Allowable Rocket Fuel In drinking water
During the last five years your EPA raised the minimum amount of perchlorate, a byproduct of rocket fuel, is allowable in our drinking water. The National Research Council panel, led by Richard B. Johnston Jr. of the University of Colorado's School of Medicine in Denver, concluded that perchlorate posed a health threat because it can interfere with the human thyroid gland, which controls how the brain develops in infancy.

The EPA panel did not suggest a specific limit for drinking water, but it did recommend an amount, they called a reference daily dose, that they say would not cause any problems if consumed in water and food.
may01
Scientists said you weren't even close. The maximum daily dose of perchlorate recommended by the scientists is about 23 times higher than recently proposed by your EPA. The panel recommended 0.0007 milligrams per kilogram of body weight per day compared with EPA's 0.00003.


Government scientists from every department were censored and given political oversight. Global warming has not just silenced scientists at the EPA but also the Departments of Health and Human Services, Agriculture, and Interior. Special attention is given to any scientist who provided findings which contradicted your policies or your political supporters.

Robert Paine, an ecologist at the University of Washington who chaired an advisory panel on endangered salmon and trout, said his team was warned by the government to remove facts that undermined policy.

NASA scientists were ordered to remove any mention of the Big Bang from all documents provided to the public. They were also told to change their findings on global warming.

These are but a few of the distortions you have touted, the UCS has a pretty complete list at( http:/www.ucsusa.org )

No Guilt?
Doesn't it bother you that you are sacrificing every American's health to gain the goodwill of right-wing extremists and Republican-supported businesses? How is that any different from what Islamic extremists are doing in Iraq?

Extremists are very willing to accept the deaths of innocent Iraq's as collateral damage to fulfill their goals too.

It's hard to believe an American president would not realize that by helping himself politically in this manner he also helps our enemy. You are no better than Al Quida. Your distortion of science for political means is poisoning us.

Consequences
Highly qualified scientists have been dropped from advisory committees dealing with childhood lead poisoning, environmental and reproductive health, and drug abuse, while individuals associated with or working for industries subject to regulation has been appointed to these bodies.

The United States is losing its dominance in critical areas of science and innovation, according to federal and private experts who point to strong evidence like prizes awarded to Americans and the number of papers in major professional journals. Foreign advances in basic science equal and even exceed America'

World ranking
Our country already ranks in the bottom of civilized nations in math and science; I guess you want to keep us there.
may04
You have infected so many scientific agencies in our government with so many muddleheaded-Bush-minions there is very little anyone can believe from any site with a .gov attached to it.

I couldn't even begin to guess how many people have died or been irrevocably damaged when you hide the truth and posted lies to pass Bible-thumper-supported legislation.
may05
Collateral Damage
The collateral damage you've caused has to be tremendous, even if you just consider the weight many people give to government agencies such as the NASA, FDA, USDA, CDC, and the EPA.

These organizations affect every drink we take, every food we eat, every pill we ingest, and every breath we take.

Personal consequences
Can a president be charged with manslaughter? The definition of manslaughter is The unlawful killing of a human being without malice or premeditation, either express, or implied; distinguished from murder, which requires malicious intent.


Could an independent counsel construe intentionally forsaking our health for political gain, malicious intent? If not what could you be charged with for providing information which leeds to the death or serious injury of thousands of people?


One and one equals two junior , and not the church nor George Bush will ever change that.

From: comments@whitehouse.gov
Date: June 10, 2006 7:35:08 PM CDT
To: guzmatom@mac.com

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We appreciate hearing your views and welcome your suggestions.
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Is it a father's love or what?

Mr. President,
In an obvious attempt to save a son from himself again, a father offers his son a gift only to have it rejected.

The former president, Bush Sr. of the United States secretly manged to have several retired generals set the stage for you to relieve Rummy of his duties as Secretary of State.

The Sr. Bush had been working on this for several months but once again you ignore your father's pleas and Rummy keeps his kingdom intact,
may02
No one is quite sure if your real dad was motivated to rescue your sad presidency or to save the family's reputation.

No doubt, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's death will affirm your foolish stance that everything is as it should be, as God said it would be ... right. Thoughts of Abu Gharib, Guantanimo, Haditha are all negated by a single terrorist leader's death. All you have to do is kill a few thousand more, and you'll be set.
may01
Your father's knowledge of the CIA, foreign affairs and Mideast affairs would have been a huge asset but like many ex-alcoholics your powers of reasoning are often lacking.

Did you decide to adopt sure-shot-Cheney as your father before or after you threw out all the history books and the ten-year military plans on the Mideast? Not to worry Rummy was there with a plan for transforming our military forces. A plan no one from the War College, military experts or any Joint Chiefs of Staff had ever imagined.
may03
Rummy had his own ideas and like a good leader you let him run with it. He has developed a brand-new method of fighting wars. In five short years, he has transformed our high-tech military into a blend of walking Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD) cases and quadriplegics with bionic components.
may06
The medical advances caused by your war, on re-attach limbs have been dramatic. They should credit Rummy by naming a prosthetic knee joint after him. Instead of calling it an artificial knee they could call it a "Rum-knee" or a "Rummy-knee."
artificial-leg3
It is getting late, do you have a Father's day gift for Dead-eye Cheney yet? I have some Father's day present suggestions for him. He could use a face lift, his jowls are sagging and he is starting to slobber and spit. Has he had his shots this year? He could also use a pill box which he can attach to his belt, like batman. He likes his chemical suit, so you can have a special chem suit tailored in kevlar for him.
His love affair with FOX tv, is well known, so you could buy him a very small TV which could be powered by his pacemaker's battery. Speaking of pacemakers you can always buy him some spare batteries.
coulter-758920 cheney
If Cheney's heart could take it, you could get him Ann Coulter for a night. She seems to be his type, and she is motivated by money. Hell she might pay you for a chance at birthing an anti-Christ.
may05






Life at Gitmo, where doctors turn to torturers.

Mr. President,
Recently, the army changed the role doctors played in interrogation of suspects in Guantanimo. Can you be an interrogator one minute and an interrogator the next?

We hear so much about the miraculous work our surgeons do in Iraq for the wounded it seems unfair to compare them with their counterparts at Guantanimo. But Guantanimo has also developed a reputation, a bad one. Doctors stationed there have received consistent criticism for allowing their patients to be tortured and for helping interrogators developing efficient means of torturing suspects captured in your war.


  • Every prisoner in Guantanimo had a doctor treat them at some point. Or in other words, they are under a doctor's care. How do they reconcile their behavior against the principles they once held high?
  • The American Medical Association (AMA) has some principles quite high on their list.
may03
  • A physician shall respect the law and recognize a responsibility to seek changes in those requirements which are contrary to the best interests of the patient.

These are just a few ideals taken from the AMA. They are not laws; they are standards of conduct. They define the essentials of honorable behavior for doctors.


"Do no harm" is often touted as part of the "Hippocratic Oath" that doctors take but that is just a myth.
The "Hippocratic Oath" does partly state: "I will follow that method of treatment which according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patient and abstain from whatever is harmful or mischievous. "

Could doctors have been used unethically at the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba when they force-feed detainees on hunger strikes and provide medical advice to help interrogators torture suspects? I might call that mischievous.

Physicians for Human Rights, said the military should prohibit psychologists or doctors from aiding in the questioning of detainees. "They are using their professional knowledge to hurt people," he said. "The bottom line is health professionals should not be involved in interrogations.

The new rules issued this week offer new guidance on force-feeding. They say that medical personnel may assist in force-feeding detainees on a hunger strike "without the consent of the detainee to prevent death or serious harm." The directive says the treatment must be medically necessary.

Although doctors have always been held in high esteem for their power to heal and profound sense of caring of the ill, I don't think these force-fed suspects will be asking their doctors out for a round of golf.


What the hell is happening in Gitmo? The darker side of medical practice often goes unnoticed. As my father-in-law once told me doctors bury their mistakes. Sometime doctors cross way over the line and partake in horrific crimes against humanity, like the infamous Dr. Mengele.

Dr. Mengele also known as the "angel of death" is perhaps the most notorious example of evil in a white coat with a stethoscope.
may02
According to several biographies, Mengele wanted to understand the secrets of genetic engineering, and to devise methods for eliminating inferior genes from the human population to creating a Germanic super-race.

Mengele was assigned to Auschwitz in Germany during World War II. When Doctor Mengele was assigned to the concentration camp at Auschwitz, he routinely determined the best means of dealing with sick Jewish prisoners was to have thousands of them immediately gassed.


One of his favorite activities was separating new arrivals to Auschwitz concentration camp, into two groups. He chose from 10 to 30 per cent to work. The remaining 70 per cent were sent directly to the gas chambers and crematorium.


He personally selected prisoners for his experiments from the ten to 30 per cent who temporarily cheated death. His hideous experiments included the dissection of live infants; the castration of boys and men without using anesthetics, testing how long men and women could survive after repeated high-voltage electric shocks, x-ray radiation, injection of a variety of chemicals, such as phenol, petrol, Evipal, chloroform, or air into the into their hearts or into their blood streams.

Dr Mengele was obsessed with twins; they were called "Mengele's Children." He had them measured and documented to the highest degree possible. He kept them separated from the other prisoners along with other "exotic specimens such as dwarfs and cripples.
may07
From then on they were subjected to horrible medical procedures some of which included experiments to change eye color by injecting dyes into the vitreous humor in the eye. The prisoners always suffered extreme pain, infections and often blindness. Other twins were injected with bacteria to see how long it would take for them to die from various diseases. The cadavers of all the twins who finally died were meticulously dissected and documented.

Sometimes experiments were designed to create better clothing for German soldiers. The body temperature of prisoners was monitored as they were frozen in vats of ice water. Mengele would also put prisoners into pressure chambers to simulate high altitude flying and test the endurance of prisoners. The chamber was repeatedly pressurize and depressurized until the prisoners either suffocated or their lungs ruptured.


I doubt that you would find anyone who wouldn't call those German Nazi doctors like Mengele demented sadistic monsters. Boy, I am glad I live in a country where our doctors would never subject us to painful deadly experiments like that.

Sorry to disappoint you because not everyone was exactly free from inhuman treatment by American doctors. Just ask the survivors of the Tuskegee experiment.



The "experiment" ran for forty years between 1932 and 1972, by the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS). They conducted this "experiment" on 399 black men in the late stages of syphilis. These black men, were mostly trusting illiterate sharecroppers from one of the poorest counties in Alabama.

PHS doctors told these men they were being treated for “bad blood,” at no cost. But in reality these doctors had no intention of curing them of anything, especially syphilis. PHS doctors were mostly interested in collecting data from their autopsies after they died.

These poor black farmers were left to degenerate while doctors watched them suffer with tertiary syphilis, which can include tumors, heart disease, paralysis, blindness, insanity, and death.

At first, the men were given bismuth, neoarsphenamine, and mercury, but only in such small amounts. They were eventually given “pink medicine” which we know as aspirin, to keep them coming in and be given a painful and potentially dangerous spinal tap. The PHS doctors promoted messages such as “Last Chance for Special Free Treatment.”
may05
To escalate the gravity of this atrocity, the men from the Tuskegee experiment were not allowed to receive penicillin even after it was discovered in the 1940s to be the first real cure for syphilis.
may06
The experiment was ended in 1972, after a whistle blower finally leaked the study to the Washington Star on July 25, 1972, in an article by Jean Heller of the Associated Press. By then, 28 of the men had died of syphilis, 100 died from related complications, 40 of the men's wives were infected, and 19 of their children had been born with congenital syphilis.

News anchor Harry Reasoner described it as an experiment that “used human beings as laboratory animals in a long and inefficient study of how long it takes syphilis to kill someone.

The outcry from the country about this shameful episode in our history failed to convince many participating doctors and nurses. They felt that there was nothing unethical about what they were doing.

As we change the calendar to the present day at Guantanimo; military doctors, nurses and medics stationed at Gitmo cared for approximately 600 suspects and gave health information to military and CIA interrogators, to help develop applicable means of torture, according to the report in the respected New England Journal of Medicine.

Military care givers were directly involved in assessing the best means of applying torture and rewards to break the suspects.


"An internal, May 24, 2005, memo from the Army Medical Command, offered this comment, "The cruel and degrading measures taken by some, in violation of international human rights law and the laws of war, have become a matter of national shame. The global political fallout from such abuses may pose more of a threat to U.S. security than any secrets still closely held by shackled internees at Guantanamo Bay,"

What kind of signal did Alberto Gonzalez send when he offered his description of the Geneva convention as quaint?" The men at Abu Gharib knew what to do. What have Gitmo medical personnel done in their fevered pursuit to determine if a suspect knows anything of value?

If we draw a line, with Dr. Mengele at one end and the code of ethics offered by the AMA on the other, how far down that line to hell's travesties, have military doctors slid with your blessing?

It is no wonder why you refused to participate in the International Court. We could very well have many military personnel charged with atrocities just like many Nazis were.

From: comments@whitehouse.gov
Date: June 8, 2006 1:27:56 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
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They shoot lame horses don't they?

Mr. President,
Six six six what a day. Expectant mothers raced to the hospitals to have their doctors induce labor the day before or the day after. No one wants their child to have 6/6/6 as a birthday.

That's just silly. Now 7-01-06 is a real bad luck day especially for the tens of millions homeless and undocumented workers.

You signed a new law this February, with a
provision aimed at cleaning up the streets all across our country. The new requirement is effective July 1, and it will deny Medicare to tens of millions of low-income people. To obtain health care through their state Medicare program, they will need to show their birth certificates or U.S. passports.
may07
The bill is advertised to save $ 220 million over a five-year period based on reducing Medicaid benefits. For someone who never vetoed a single bill and has increased American debt to record levels as well as wage the most expensive war in history, you seem uncharacteristically concerned about saving $ 220 million. We spend approximately $122, 820 per minute, not counting the follow-up medical costs of disabled American soldiers.

So if I buy the premise you just want to save a little money, it is a unique way of eliminating the homeless, and mentally ill. After all, a rose is a rose or if we are talking about the homeless; a bum is a bum.
may03
The words bum and immigrant must make nice-and-neat boxes in your mind with walls made of prejudice and racism.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities conducted a survey showing 9 percent of black adults reported they lack a passport or birth certificate, compared to 5.7 per cent of all adults surveyed. Back in the days of segregation many black women were not allowed to give birth in "white" hospitals. So many of today's elderly black people have no official records of their birth.

Mark McClellan, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said he was sensitive to the concerns cited by various consumer groups. He said the agency was crafting a process for exceptions.
Will McClellan provide a means of exempting the homeless?
may06
I don't think so. The purpose of this legislation is obvious; to deny health care to street people. I doubt that many homeless people carry their birth certificates or passports with them.

I don't want to burst your bubble but the homeless do not fall into an easy to define box although you may prefer to think of them that way.
Victims of domestic abuse who run away from their abusers often find themselves on the street. In 1990 half of the homeless women and children were fleeing from domestic abuse.

Tornados, floods, and hurricanes have created many people to live out of their cars or on the street. Cut-backs, out-sourcing and layoffs, or whatever business-spun phrasing you want to use for losing one's job caused many other people living on the edge to finally loose everything they have. Some families are done in by costly medical emergencies especially if the main wage earner(s) is out of work.
may08 may04 may05
Other homeless are physically or mentally ill, while some are poor ex-cons.
One report estimated 38% of homeless suffer from substance abuse.

The drug abuse problem among the homeless, seems to be a "chicken or egg issue."

Do the homeless turn to drugs out of dispair or do drug users become homeless because of drug addiction? I suspect it is a little of both.
I doubt that lawmakers who voted for this bill cared very much about the "disposable people" who live, under bridges, in cardboard boxes, alleys, cars, and deserted subway tunnels.

Besides the homeless, immigrants are also at peril. How does this legislation work with your proposed immigration policy? By their nature immigrants are be reluctant to sign up for anything anywhere.

Does it mean that the gauntlet you proposed for immigrant's path to citizenship has to be performed without medicare medical aid?

It shouldn't surprise undocumented workers that any money they pay in social security, state taxes, federal, city and sales taxes would be ignored. They have no legal claim to anything.

Your process will become a "survival of the healthiest" endeavor for immigrants. Screw the weak and lame.

This will be bad news for those people picking our produce loaded with pesticides all these years. It can't be good for landscapers who spend hours in the sun cutting lawns and trimming hedges, sucking in lawn treatment chemicals. I don't even want to bring up the medical issues illegal immigrants who are fighting in Iraq might develop.

Every nation deals with "unwanted" people. Brazil had a well-publicized solution back in the 90's. Rio de Janeiro had homeless children laying about which caused a tourism problem. So off-duty policemen shot street kids who slept on the streets during the night. It was known as the
Candelaria massacre of 1993. Vigilante groups were also hired by business owners to "clean up the streets."

If this law is not modifies, illegal immigrants and the homeless with serious illness may have few choices. Would the cold barrel of a gun pressed against their head ultimately bring more comfort than depending on our compassionate-conservative president to give a damn about people who are too weak to fight in Iraq or too poor to qualify as pioneer fund raisers? You tell me.

From: comments@whitehouse.gov
Date: June 7, 2006 1:16:35 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
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The ship can't take much more captain.

Mr. President,
Junior I gotta agree, you're looking sillier and more out of touch than ever. And here I thought Condi might have gotten through to you.

I agree with Joe Biden who said on
Meet The Press, and I am paraphrasing, "The world is going to Hades and Bush wants to concentrate on passing bills forbidding gay marriage and flag burning?"
BIDEN
Have you run out of divisive issues to split America while pandering to your conservative base? You are starting to repeat yourself.

I don't want to rain on your parade, but some pretty influential conservatives have bailed on you already, some have actually announced the possibility of creating a real "conservative party," and leaving the GOP entirely.

You needed a distraction to get the media off the death and destruction in Iraq so you chose immigration. Boy, did you pick the WRONG issue.

You went through the trouble to set up the stage, and then you let the biggest loudmouth on immigration; Congressman Tancredo take the microphone. Ask any musician. They never share the stage much less hand the microphone over to anyone else while they are performing. Especially someone who does not sing in the same key.
Tancredo
You put this wedge issue in the wrong log buddy boy. You split up the wrong constituency, and now your GOP conservatives are fighting each other while the Democrats sit back waiting to pick up the pieces.

Katrina greased the skids for many conservatives who saw the "lack of compassion "the ineptness. They wonder how many more "Brownies" you installed in our government. They saw how you behave when our country was hit with an emergency. You showed the world you were not up to protecting us or even taking care of us afterwards.
katina brown
Your announced intention to have a marriage amendment is as hollow as your head, and you know it, but it will use some of the ink that might have been used to detail more of your failures. Right now, you are down to picking a red herring for the pundits to talk about even if you know you will smell fishy doing it. Fishy odors are still better than the stench of corpses piling up in Iraq.


Your position on immigration is pushing you past the tipping point. Many conservatives already feel so betrayed by your position on this and many other issues. This may be the last straw. The bilge pumps can't take on more water.
U.S.S. Bush Shita
Your last few years in office will likely be drowned out, as the GOP dam breaks, and the flood of conservative discontent finally over takes the SS BushShit.

From: comments@whitehouse.gov
Date: June 5, 2006 6:47:50 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.
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How far will the neo-cons let Condi get?

Mr. President,
Condi must be doing something right. I can tell because Rummy is trying to cut her legs from under her, just like he did with Colin Powell when he was Secretary of State.

When you look back at the reason for your spectacular failure as president, your father's words will come to haunt you. He warned you about Cheney and his neo-cons, but you didn't listen. You began to believe your own press and ignored him. It was perhaps the biggest mistake of your life, which eventually led to a string of other disastrous mistakes. Powell tried to warn you too.

Powell tried to keep you on an even keel but the "neo con twins." Rummy and Cheney effectively undermined his efforts and kept his credibility from becoming a factor. Powell was a good soldier and stuck it out until he finally understood you were so entrenched with neo-con twin's vision of foreign policy he finally resigned. Powell failed because he could not get your 'ear.'

Condi stepped in knowing what she was up against; her agency has been effectively neutered by the "twins." Then Rummy began to assume more and more State Department-functions like establishing foreign policy initiatives.
may02
You allowed Cheney and Rummy to make foreign policy decisions while Condi takes the heat from her foreign counterparts.

Condi's role was reduced to reorganize what was left of the State Department after Rummy took what they wanted. Condi's job was to take a lot of trips and look pretty for the cameras. She met with foreign leaders who knew she was powerless to follow up on anything.

The cheerleaders within your bubble keep egging you on. But, something must have seeped in, perhaps it was the constant drumbeat of big ugly chickens coming home to roost over your self-imposed alternative reality.
    Suddenly, you decided to ignore Cheney's malignant view of foreign policy and chose to listen to Condi on Iran. Her message about Iran was bad news. Iran was winning. The strong alliance Iran developed with Russia and China, was sufficient to block any E.U. or U.S. attempt to implement any successful U.N. sanctions.

    With your approval, Condi made some major headway in the last few weeks, and she finally convinced you to hold direct talks with Iran.
    may03
    As long as Iran believes Condi has your ear she may be able to broker a deal with Iran.

    The closer she gets, the more Cheney and Rummy will increase their efforts to curtail any success Condi may achieve.

    This weekend Rummy is in the Pacific Southeast pandering to China as he tries to get China withdraw their support for Iran. Good luck with that rummy. If they don't get oil from Iran what does Rummy propose China use to fuel it's growing manufacturing sector, bullshit?

    On Sunday, Rummy started trashing Condi's work. Cheney recently did something similar with some inflammatory remarks about Russia which may have marked the beginning of a second cold war.
    may04
    Rummy called Iran "one of the leading terrorist nations in the world."

    He also took a shot at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a regional organization that includes Russia China and other Central Asian countries, because they invited Iran to join them and kept the United States out.

    Rummy said, "It strikes me as passing strange that one would want to bring into an organization that says it is against terrorism, one of the leading terrorist nations in the world: Iran."

    So begins the suppression of Condi's efforts to produce an equitable solution with Iran.

    Nothing will get in Cheney's way as he continues his pursuit of the neo-con's dream; to establishment and maintain the United States as the world's lone imperial superpower thru superior and overwhelming military power.
    may01
    Cheney believes military intervention is the answer to any problem when money alone cannot assure cooperation.

    Do yourself a favor junior make your next cabinet appointment a new Vice-president. Dump Mr "Locked and seriously loaded," before its too late if it isn't already.

    If Rummy loses his pal, he might resign as well.

    From: comments@whitehouse.gov
    Date: June 5, 2006 2:36:20 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
    is an autoreply.

    Thank you again for taking the time to write.

    The pride of the marines is dishonored by shame of poor leadership.

    Mr. President,
    Just when I didn't think Rummy could stoop any lower he digs himself a deeper hole.

    The pride of the Marines is under fire and nothing in their weapons training can help them fight their way out of this one.
    may04
    As stories of Marines killing civilians saturates the airwaves and the internet, what does Rummy do? He leaves town.

    Marines murdered innocent civilians in Haditha. Who knows how often something like this has happened?I feel as deflated as a ten-day-old-birthday balloon. I feel terrible for our troops, the innocent Iraqi family members and our country.
    may02 may03

    Haditha and the other alleged atrocities have brought back memories of My Lai to our nation's baby boomers who have the misfortune of living through two major military debacles.

    Talking heads on TV keep discounting Vietnam as a suitable metaphor for the Iraq war, but there are some erie reminders The soldiers who fought in Vietnam also had a very difficult time discerning friend from foe, and both wars were run by chicken hawk politicians. Iraq recently holds the record for more reporter deaths and Iraq certainly holds the record as the most costly war we have ever fought. And it too was a war started by a President's lies, which young men paid for with their lives.

    Each new allegation of soldiers murdering the very people you supposedly want to free, will cause some of your supporters to rationalize the Iraqi deaths but the innocence, of any naive-Bush supporters that may still exist, will wither like a flower caught in a sudden frost.


    The story has tarnished the pride of the Marines. America's soul is wounded by the stench of every murder allegation as the media prys away each stinking layer of the coverup surrounding today's rotten onion. This week it's Haditha. Next week it will be another scandal; perhaps it will be about Amramof, Plame, another GOP corruption probe, or maybe another indictment of vote tampering that helped bring you and your kind to power.


    Regardless of the event, as they say, when the going gets tough the tough get going, so it's no surprise to see chicken hawks like Rummy fly off to Singapore when his troops are under fire.

    Rummy obviously feels nothing but an overpowering need to avoid the press and the possibility of accidentally showing his contempt for the lousy bloodsucking reporters that dare to question him or his troops on anything they may have to do to win.
    may05
    • You see, Rummy is as stubborn as you are and he would rather sacrifice every last soldier than admit:
    • He was wrong on invading Iraq,
    • Wrong on the troop levels he assigned,
    • Wrong on the tactics he used,
    • Wrong on ignoring the Geneva convention,
    • Wrong on Guantanimo,
    • Wrong on extraordinary rendition,
    • Wrong on Abu Gharib.
    • Wrong on the Stop Loss program.


    During a recent press conference, Tony Snow dismissed the notion that the alleged massacre reflects on Rumsfeld's leadership.

    Rummy avoided reporters during the flight to Asia. When he was aked about Haditha after arriving in Singapore, Rummy limited his comments to curtly state he believed the investigation was being done properly.

    The definition of "Esprit de Corps" is the "spirit" of a unit. This spirit is commonly reflected by all members. It implies devotion and loyalty to the Marine Corps, with deep regard for history, traditions and honor." This definition obviously does not apply to Rummy.

    But, he is OK with leave the people that pledge to hold this definition as their mantra to fight this one on their own.

    I have no doubts atrocities were committed by some of our soldiers, but the fault lies with everyone from Rummy on down as well as the Marines who pulled the triggers.

    Meanwhile, the whole corp is taking a beating, while the Secretary of Defense goes to press the flesh with Vietnam government officials. Of all countries to visit, this alone must irk any Marine who understands that Vietnam is another country where Marines bled and died in a war which was also initiated and hampered by chicken-hawk politicians.

    Their commander in chief is ignoring the matter and has removed himself so far away from it; he reportedly said he didn't know anything about it until he saw it in the media. Instead, he is taking on more important issues like Gay marriage in an obvious attempt to pander to conservatives prior to November's elections.
    may01
    You and God know we need more people in the White House like the kind we have in there today.


    You really don't get it, do you junior? You and your administration are destroying everything that was honorable and worthy about America including a revered organization with "a few good men."

    From: comments@whitehouse.gov
    Date: June 3, 2006 7:53:28 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
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    Thank you again for taking the time to write.

    Maybe you can give them decoder tings.

    Mr. President,
    It sounded so odd to hear you discuss the need and the importance of spies.

    I think you need to explain how you intend to use these spies. Valerie Plame was a spy, and you used her to make a political point to get after her husband Ambassador Joseph Wilson.
    may06
    Cheney held an emergency meeting to do a "workup" on Ambassador Joseph Wilson after he dared to prove your prewar allegation that Iraq was attempting to buy large quantities of yellow cake from Niger, was based on a forgery.
    may03
    Cheney was especially incensed about being caught in a lie, so he called out the vultures to publically assassinate the character of Joseph Wilson.

    So someone either Rove and or Libby decided to tell reporters, Wilson was not sent by Cheney to Niger, but instead was sent on a boon dogel by his wife, a CIA agent.
    may05 may01
    It finally took a slime ball like Robert Novak to actually write the article which exposed Valerie Plame and blew her cover as a spy.
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    I wish I could say she was a clerk performing menial tasks in an office, but she was no ordinary CIA employee.

    She is a former NOC (Non-Official Cover), a spy with nonofficial cover with no apparent connection to the U.S. government. NOCs are among the government's most closely guarded secrets, because they often work for real or fictitious companies overseas and are out on their own. It takes a long time to train and set up a NOC. If they get caught they can't claim diplomatic immunity. Jail and or death awaits the NOC caught in un unfriendly country.

    Incidentally, she was collecting information on Iran's intentions to either build or acquire nuclear weapons. How Ironic. You blow the cover of a spy knee-deep in trying to understanding what Iran was up to. I bet you could have used her two years later after Iran elected President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

    You ignored the brouhaha by the press over the outing of a CIA spy as long as you could, but the story wouldn't go away so you publically vowed to cooperate with the FBI investigation; the CIA called on the incident. You vowed to get to the bottom of it. You said the leaker may never be found, oh well next subject. Attorney General John Ashcoft was in charge of the case so forget about it.

    The uproar over a Bush-lover like Ashcroft in charge of the case was stoked by the CIA, the Media and Democrats in Congress until Ashcroft finally recused himself after a couple of months of pressure. Fitzgerald, an independent investigator, was finally assigned to the case.

    The rest is history in the making. Libby has been indicted on multiple counts of lying to the Grand Jury and Fitzgerald may yet bag Turd Blossom.

    I guess Rove can't make all the shit you create, smell like flowers, if Fitzgerald gets his way you may have to change his nickname to something like: Rim Bitch or Sally Sphincter.

    So it’s with great amusement that I read the news this week during the swearing in ceremony of General V. Hayden, your new CIA director, that you "urged continued development of human intelligence, calling it essential in determining the intentions of "dangerous regimes and terrorist organizations."

    That's rich.

    Cheney and your other neo-con buddies set up their own intelligence unit before the Iraq War, which cherry-picked the information to justify your war, then you used the CIA as the fall guy for "bad intelligence" after no WMD's were found in Iraq.

    You then put hatchet-man Porter Goss in charge of the CIA to clear out anyone and everyone that wouldn't lick your boots. God knows how many good career agents, analysts, and directors ultimately quit or retired because of your purge.

    You have effectively neutered the CIA in favor of beefing up Rummy's efforts to build his version of a CIA/State Department with no congressional oversight. Does he call them "Rummy's Rangers?"
    may08
    So despite the havoc you brought upon the agency; you had the balls to say the CIA's needs to recruit spies "to penetrate closed societies and secretive organizations."

    For what? To use them for political fodder if they or their spouses publically disagree with you? Or are you hiring to shuffle papers for "Rummy's Rangers?"

    From: comments@whitehouse.gov
    Date: June 3, 2006 2:24:34 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
    is an autoreply.

    Thank you again for taking the time to write.

    Hey mister can you an spare an ACU?

    Mr. President,
    Have you ever heard of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization?

    If not you will soon. They are meeting on June 19th in Shanghai.

    Several members previously called for you to pull your troops from Central Asia.

    The group members are China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, New Zealand, Australia, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan.

    This year they are adding some new members to their group, India, Pakistan, Mongolia and Iran.
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    Did you catch the last member on the list; IRAN, buddy boy? Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, will be attending the summit meeting. The President is not in the picture yet but he will be.

    It sort of tells you something's a foot eh Watson.
    may04
    The group would be a formidable group to counter both; the European Union and the United States' efforts to subject Iran to any trade sanctions.

    Once upon a time, they could have been our allies now they feel the need to form alliances among themselves for mutual protection; against us.

    How far you have dragged us down among the world's nations is anyone's guess, but there are several efforts going on around the world to either limit or shut us out completely from their world.

    Our country has become a pariah to the world. Many Americans don't care especially if they believe they will not be affected by anything they do thousands of miles away. But they will soon.

    There are other groups of nations working to minimize American influence in their affairs. The European Union has been called the "United States of Europe." They have their own money, the euro and consistently work to tighten their bonds and establish a counter balance to America's stifling trade agreements.

    Most countries in South America have been working together to consolidating their efforts and counter American trade agreements. Left-leaning president of Venezuela, Victor Chavez has been quite pumped up since he has such a large reservoir of oil at his disposal and he is using it to sway many South American nations toward his point of view. His point of view is very anti-Bush, and very anti-American although he has taken quite a shine towards Condi Rice.

    The most significant group of nations working against us may be the countries involved in the establishment of an Asian Currency Unit. The currencies involved in this basket of currencies include the Japanese YEN, the Chinese YUAN, the Korean WON and the currencies of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and the Philippines.
    may05
    This group is too big to ignore. They encompass about one third of the world's population; one quarter of the world's GDP and half the world's foreign-exchange reserves. Newsweek discussed the issue of the ACU in their article.

    All these countries have met several times to create mutually beneficial trade agreements as well. According to The Asian Development Bank, they will launch this Asian Currency Unit (ACU) this year. It is not an actual currency but a statistical index, a basket of currencies, for now, but many believe they are striving for a common currency like the EU did with the Euro. They may be rushing the introduction of the ACU to protect themselves against the collapse of the dollar.

    According to some economists the dollar is in fine shape; many Asian nations don't believe it and wants to hedge their losses if the dollar crashes. The record U.S. trade deficit and increasing global interest rates have many Pacific rim nations more nervous than a whore in church.
    may01
    Even if the dollar does not crash soon, Asian nations look as though they want to peg their currencies to a floating ACU instead of an unstable dollar.

    Make no mistake each of these efforts by each group of countries around the world have one thing in mind; reduce American influence in their part of the world while having the protection of neighboring nations to counter any U.S aggression or American-driven UN sanctions.

    The whole world with a few exceptions, are striving to marginalize the imperial United States.

    Countries large and small, understand you better than you think and they have teamed up to block almost every foreign policy move you tried to make. If Condi could have flown commercially on all those failed trips to push your agenda, she could at least have a ton of frequent-flyer miles to show for her efforts.

    From: comments@whitehouse.gov
    Date: June 2, 2006 1:32:34 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
    is an autoreply.

    Thank you again for taking the time to write.