America the new Athens

The Bushites are leading America down the same path as Athens,
the true birthplace of democracy.
Athenians prized debate and persuasion over raw force.
The downfall of Athens was believing they were invencible.

1) They sent troops throughout the world,
thus trading democracy for imperalism.

2) Their cruelty grew with military success (including torture).

3) The cost of the military bankrupted Athens.

The love of law made her great
the abandoment of law brought her down.

(exerpts from John Wheat Gibson’s paper)

John Edwards – contractors pull out of Iraq – a good first step

“First, we need to remove the image of the imperialist America
from the landscape of Iraq. American contractors who
have taken unfair advantage of the turmoil in Iraq
need to leave Iraq. If that means Halliburton subsidiary, KBR,
then KBR should go. Such departures, and the return
of the work to Iraqi businesses, would be a real statement
about our hopes for the new nation.

(go here:
to read his Mr. Edwards full statement)

Who’s trying history revisionism?

The Who Who’s claiming foul!

Fitzgerald releases report
take a fine tooth comb to it
edit out the word “known”
make it the “earliest outing of Ms. Wilson”
have a crony (in this case Bob Woodward)
put him on National Public Radio
and (CNN’s) “Larry King Live” to “disclose”
his early knowledge of Plame’s identity.
claim everybody knew about Valerie
claim Fitzgerald lied
claim Scooter got a bum rap
ergo revisionist history

but truth has it’s own fine toothed comb
time to spin another cocoon
Mr. Rich and Famous Bob Woodward
or are you under the JFK syndrome?

The Return of the Morons

“The Republican alternative non binding resolution simply said:
“It is the sense of the House of Representatives
that the deployment of United States forces in Iraq
be terminated immediately.”

twenty-one words period!
we all know those reps knew
no sane person wants an Iraqi pull out
with no planning
kinda like Bush went in
what we want Mr. Bush/reps
is the all important step
as Honorable John Edwards proposed.

stop wasting tax dollars
spent on skulduggery
Lady Liberty is bleeding
and the wound is lethal
and no tricks will begin the healing.

Letter from Michael Moore to Mr. Bush


Dear Mr. Bush:

I would like to extend my hand and invite you to join us, the mainstream American majority. We, the people — that’s the majority of the people — share these majority opinions:

1. Going to war was a mistake — a big mistake. (link)

2. You and your administration misled us into this war. (link)

3. We want the war ended and our troops brought home. (link)

4. We don’t trust you. (link)

Now, I know this is a bitter pill to swallow. Iraq was going to be your great legacy. Now, it’s just your legacy. It didn’t have to end up this way.

This week, when Republicans and conservative Democrats started jumping ship, you lashed out at them. You thought the most damning thing you could say to them was that they were “endorsing the policy positions of Michael Moore and the extreme liberal wing of the Democratic party.” I mean, is that the best you can do to persuade them to stick with you — compare them to me? You gotta come up with a better villain. For heaven’s sakes, you had a hundred-plus million other Americans who think the same way I do — and you could have picked on any one of them!

But hey, why not cut out the name-calling and the smearing and just do the obvious thing: Come join the majority! Be one of us, your fellow Americans! Is it really that hard? Is there really any other choice? George, take a walk on the wild side!

Your loyal representative from the majority,

Michael Moore

Bob Woodward and the JFK factor

“You’re either with us or against us!”
– G.W.B.

Deep Throat knew even before JFK
choosing between power and love
can be lethal ask Jesus Christ
distract the masses with who-done-its
they might forget to reason WHY?
it’s all about foreign policy babe Bob
in country it’s all about divide and rule
the haves from the have nots
and getting enough have-not stragglers
to believe their best interests lie in
legalizing their religion
Bob Woodward Bob Woodward
please come home to love.

Pewy Pew Poll

“Pew poll…42 percent of the public…United States…
mind its own business internationally…”

what would happen if Mr. Pew poll asked the burning question:
Should our international business be humanitarian aid only?
It isn’t any wonder that more people want isolationism
It is less lethal than colonialism

“…Opinion leaders…”

Who are the ‘opinion leaders’?
Answer: people who obtain soapboxes!
Who has the loudest voices?
Answer: whomever Corporate Media wants!

Who has no voice in any poll?
Answer: people in poverty with no telephones
How many people live in poverty in America?
36 million – more than 10%
add that, Mr. Pew, to the usual
3 or 4% – more or less!

white phosphorus

we use white phosphorus Bill
mixing it with explosives
calling it shake and bake
babies bodies burned to crisps
mothers and fathers too
white phosphorus Bill
it burns flesh to the bones
breath in the dust
you burn from the inside out
Amy showed us the pictures Bill
who will stop this madness
while our senators eat pork
we must not refuse to look
stop the madness
stop the madness
please help stop the madness

Pete Domenici – loves Cuba? wrote:

“…people, while calling for the reforms necessary to lead to a democratic society for their country.”

The cold war is over. We have a quagmire in Iraq trying to make it a democratic society.

“This policy seeks to make life better for the Cuban people…”

Cuba is a literate country. The dumbing down of America is a reality.
Cuba protected their citizens from Katrina – America did not.

When we learn to protect our people, and when we have no more poverty
we MIGHT have a voice in “how to make life better” for others.

“…by facilitating meaningful humanitarian aid by American religious…”

Good for humanitarian aid by American religious as long as they don’t ask for tax dollars – it is the duty of any religion to finance their own – to do their missionary work