Saturday, June 30, 2007
And if you take a look every, EVERY ruling that the Supreme Court had this week was clearly in favor of right-wing causes such as big business, against free speech, against whistleblowers and all the stuff right-wingers like to claim. And always again the majority was the guys appointed by Bush.
So if that doesn't prove what Bush really is I don't know what will. But then again I live in reality not fantasy.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
I was sad to learn of the death of him and his family on Monday. I was sad when the WWE did a tribute show on Monday before the details of the deaths were released. Now I'm pissed off. I would really want to know one question: What drives a man to kill his wife and child? I know it's a question that there is no answer of. Benoit is a sick individual and his suicide was too good for him.
But there is another question: Was drugs involved? If so don't blame WWE on Benoit's choice to do drugs if he did. WWE is again entertainment nothing real is involved.
As far as the tribute show I know by the response Tuesday night had the WWE known the details of this tragedy they would not have done that.
As far as Benoit the hell you are in is too good a place for you.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
If I were to make a threat like that I would be arrested. As much hatred as I have toward Bush I have NEVER said to have him or Cheney killed cause I would have Secret Service at my door in 10 minutes. Time people who make threats to Democrats have the same treatment because there are sick people out there who listen and will follow up.
Monday, June 25, 2007
What does this say how CNN feels about important issues??
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Last I checked we were supposed to have three branches of Government and please someone correct me if I'm wrong they were supposed to be The Executive Branch, The Legislative Branch and the Judicial Branch. According to Bush not anymore.
He seems to think that himself and Cheney are above all that and that they are not, according to them, part of the executive branch and they are not subject to things like laws. NOthing applies to them they can do whatever they want and not expect to have any oversite and have free reign over the world.
Last I checked we are not a dictatorship we are a democracy and we are supposed to have checks and balances and not have a sick psychopath run the country unchecked like we do now. If this isn't a cause for impeachment I don't know what is. This whole administration is section 8.
And I would like to ask anyone who wishes to respond to this question: When the right was in charge of The Congress and The Senate Bill Clinton could fart and there would be an investigation. Why are you so silent now? This is so much worse then anything Bill Clinton was ever accused of and because of Bush so many lives are ruined when no one was under President Clinton.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Really the problem is this: A lot of right-wingers just hate science because they feel facts are against their religious beliefs. Seriously given the reasons they choose to be against stem cell research prove that as Bush claims stem cell research kills children but doesn't mention that if the stem cells would not be used they would simply be thrown away. So instead of doing something noble Bush puts his religious views first. But he's done that before.
Stem Cell Research has great potential to cure diseases but isn't being given the chance because of this ahole in the White House. How sad because again potentially again (I keep using the word because we don't know) this could save millions of lives.
But I guess Bush doesn't care about anyone but himself does he?
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Q: Are there any members of the Bush family or this administration in this war?
SNOW: Yeah, the President. The President is in the war every day.
Q: Come on, that isn’t my question –
SNOW: Well, no, if you ask any president who is a commander in chief –
Q: On the frontlines, wherever…
SNOW: The President.
Keep in mind Bush isn't on the frontlines ordinary soldiers are. That's a disgusting statement and families of ACTUAL SOLDIERS should be outraged.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Now here is my question: If we do boycott the games next year due to those reasons would it be alright for other countries to do the same thing when we host games whenever that would be? After all we right now are doing a lot of the things China is being accused of. Kidnapping foreign and United States citizens, holding them without due justice, torturing them. That is what people are saying China does.
I think that's a good question and right now we shouldn't be judging anyone who does it.
O'REILLY: Hi, I'm Bill O'Reilly. Thanks for watching us tonight.
Fox News criticized for its Iraq war coverage. That is the subject of this evening's "Talking Points Memo." A group called the Project for Excellence in Journalism says that during the first three months of this year, Fox News had less coverage of Iraq than CNN and MSNBC.
That led CNN chief Jonathan Klein to say, quote, "Fox News were obviously cheerleaders for the war. When the war went badly, they had to dial back coverage because it didn't fit their preconceived story lines."
Wow, that sounds bad, doesn't it? Now, I can't speak for Fox News, only for "The Factor," and here's the deal. In the beginning, I supported the war based upon best available intelligence. I was on the same page as [Sen.] Hillary Clinton [D-NY] and [former Sen.] John Edwards [D-NC] and just about everybody else.
When it became clear that many Iraqis would rather kill each other than fight for their freedom, I told you that, all the while rooting for the U.S. military to win the conflict, despite the Iraqi madness.
That's right, as a commentator, I am rooting for the Americans and British to win because a victory is better for the USA and the world.
Now, we've done hundreds of Iraq reports on this program, as you know. But we don't do the carnage du jour. We don't highlight every terrorist attack because we learn nothing from that. And that's exactly what the terrorists want us to do. I mean, come on, does another bombing in Tikrit mean anything other than "War is hell"? No, it does not.
In my opinion, CNN and especially MSNBC delight in showing Iraqi violence because they want Americans to think badly of President Bush. And that strategy has succeeded.
So their Iraqi coverage is more political than informational, again, in my opinion. Could be wrong about CNN. I'm not wrong about the committed left-wing crew over at NBC.
Finally, just who are these Project for Excellence in Journalism people? Well, their spokesman is a guy named Mark Jurkowitz, a former TV writer for the far-left Boston Globe and the off-the-chart-left Boston Phoenix.
Now, I've known Mr. Jurkowitz for many years. He hates Fox News and is a committed leftist. So much for journalistic excellence.
Now, when the Associated Press picked up the study, it didn't identify Jurkowitz as a Fox hater, and it should have.
The bottom line is this. We've reported time and again that the war in Iraq is indeed a mess. There's little news value in broadcasting daily bombings. By the way, Fox News continues to crush CNN and MSNBC in the ratings, as the folks know news when they see it. And that's the "Memo."
So according to him Fox is god and anyone else sucks. Fox is the most disgusting partisan network on air and to give the impression that Fox isn't like the other networks really should insult it's viewers.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Movies (Comedies): Airplane, Spaceballs, Johnny Dangerously, National Lampoon's Vacation, Beverly Hills Cop
Movies (Horror) Jaws, The Exorcist, What Lies Beneath, Poltergeist, The Omen
Movies (Science Fiction/Fantasy) Star Wars (the first set) Star Trek 2 and 4, Indiana Jones, the original War of the Worlds, Alien
Movies (Sports) Hoosiers, Rocky, Field of Dreams, Bull Durham, Rudy (yes I hate Notre Dame football but like the movie)
Movies (Drama) Philadelphia, Glory, Forrest Gump, The Unforgiven
TV Shows: 24, Lost, The shield, Heroes, The Simpsons
Sports Teams: Dodgers, LA Kings, Raiders, UCLA Bruins, Lakers (the Lakers will move up once Kobe is gone)
Rock Bands: The Eagles, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Santana, Eric Clapton, The Beatles
Favorite Concerts: The Rolling Stones (in 1989 with Living Color and Guns 'n' Roses opening up) Bruce Springsteen (first event ever at Staples Center) , Genesis (first concert in 1987) Waldon Woods Benefit (featuring John Fogerty, Neil Young, Roger Waters and Don Henley), Santana (with Jeff Beck)
That's my favorite things.
First Paris: You did the crime you should do the time if you can't handle it welcome to the real world. No one is going to get the treatment as you are going to get. So deal with it.
Second Scooter.. I don't really know where to begin. It's funny how conservatives care more about Bill Clinton's sex life then when real crimes are committed. All right-wingers saying how he should be pardoned when this should actually be the beginning as the people who gave him the information (Bush, Cheney, Rove) should also be prosecuted for BREAKING THE LAW. This is a serious crime and I thought the punishment was light. Also for those who said it's a witch hunt keep in mind the following: The prosecutor was appointed by Bush and the judge was appointed by Bush and he was still convicted.
Unrelated to the justice I again wanna talk about the court ruling on the decency. You know it's still parents responsibility to monitor what kids watch and what their kids do. If they learn things it's up to the parents to say what's right and wrong. That's really the bottom line because parents are relying on television to raise their kids instead of themselves.
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Unfortunately I'm a long suffering Los Angeles Kings fan and how it pisses me off that they won before the Kings. Oh well.
Thursday, June 07, 2007
NATIONAL SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE/NSPD 51
HOMELAND SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE/HSPD-20
Subject: National Continuity Policy
(1) This directive establishes a comprehensive national policy on the continuity of Federal Government structures and operations and a single National Continuity Coordinator responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of Federal continuity policies. This policy establishes "National Essential Functions," prescribes continuity requirements for all executive departments and agencies, and provides guidance for State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and private sector organizations in order to ensure a comprehensive and integrated national continuity program that will enhance the credibility of our national security posture and enable a more rapid and effective response to and recovery from a national emergency.
(2) In this directive:
(a) "Category" refers to the categories of executive departments and agencies listed in Annex A to this directive;
(b) "Catastrophic Emergency" means any incident, regardless of location, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the U.S. population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government functions;
(c) "Continuity of Government," or "COG," means a coordinated effort within the Federal Government's executive branch to ensure that National Essential Functions continue to be performed during a Catastrophic Emergency;
(d) "Continuity of Operations," or "COOP," means an effort within individual executive departments and agencies to ensure that Primary Mission-Essential Functions continue to be performed during a wide range of emergencies, including localized acts of nature, accidents, and technological or attack-related emergencies;
(e) "Enduring Constitutional Government," or "ECG," means a cooperative effort among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the Federal Government, coordinated by the President, as a matter of comity with respect to the legislative and judicial branches and with proper respect for the constitutional separation of powers among the branches, to preserve the constitutional framework under which the Nation is governed and the capability of all three branches of government to execute constitutional responsibilities and provide for orderly succession, appropriate transition of leadership, and interoperability and support of the National Essential Functions during a catastrophic emergency;
(f) "Executive Departments and Agencies" means the executive departments enumerated in 5 U.S.C. 101, independent establishments as defined by 5 U.S.C. 104(1), Government corporations as defined by 5 U.S.C. 103(1), and the United States Postal Service;
(g) "Government Functions" means the collective functions of the heads of executive departments and agencies as defined by statute, regulation, presidential direction, or other legal authority, and the functions of the legislative and judicial branches;
(h) "National Essential Functions," or "NEFs," means that subset of Government Functions that are necessary to lead and sustain the Nation during a catastrophic emergency and that, therefore, must be supported through COOP and COG capabilities; and
(i) "Primary Mission Essential Functions," or "PMEFs," means those Government Functions that must be performed in order to support or implement the performance of NEFs before, during, and in the aftermath of an emergency.
(3) It is the policy of the United States to maintain a comprehensive and effective continuity capability composed of Continuity of Operations and Continuity of Government programs in order to ensure the preservation of our form of government under the Constitution and the continuing performance of National Essential Functions under all conditions.
(4) Continuity requirements shall be incorporated into daily operations of all executive departments and agencies. As a result of the asymmetric threat environment, adequate warning of potential emergencies that could pose a significant risk to the homeland might not be available, and therefore all continuity planning shall be based on the assumption that no such warning will be received. Emphasis will be placed upon geographic dispersion of leadership, staff, and infrastructure in order to increase survivability and maintain uninterrupted Government Functions. Risk management principles shall be applied to ensure that appropriate operational readiness decisions are based on the probability of an attack or other incident and its consequences.
(5) The following NEFs are the foundation for all continuity programs and capabilities and represent the overarching responsibilities of the Federal Government to lead and sustain the Nation during a crisis, and therefore sustaining the following NEFs shall be the primary focus of the Federal Government leadership during and in the aftermath of an emergency that adversely affects the performance of Government Functions:
(a) Ensuring the continued functioning of our form of government under the Constitution, including the functioning of the three separate branches of government;
(b) Providing leadership visible to the Nation and the world and maintaining the trust and confidence of the American people;
(c) Defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and preventing or interdicting attacks against the United States or its people, property, or interests;
(d) Maintaining and fostering effective relationships with foreign nations;
(e) Protecting against threats to the homeland and bringing to justice perpetrators of crimes or attacks against the United States or its people, property, or interests;
(f) Providing rapid and effective response to and recovery from the domestic consequences of an attack or other incident;
(g) Protecting and stabilizing the Nation's economy and ensuring public confidence in its financial systems; and
(h) Providing for critical Federal Government services that address the national health, safety, and welfare needs of the United States.
(6) The President shall lead the activities of the Federal Government for ensuring constitutional government. In order to advise and assist the President in that function, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism (APHS/CT) is hereby designated as the National Continuity Coordinator. The National Continuity Coordinator, in coordination with the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (APNSA), without exercising directive authority, shall coordinate the development and implementation of continuity policy for executive departments and agencies. The Continuity Policy Coordination Committee (CPCC), chaired by a Senior Director from the Homeland Security Council staff, designated by the National Continuity Coordinator, shall be the main day-to-day forum for such policy coordination.
(7) For continuity purposes, each executive department and agency is assigned to a category in accordance with the nature and characteristics of its national security roles and responsibilities in support of the Federal Government's ability to sustain the NEFs. The Secretary of Homeland Security shall serve as the President's lead agent for coordinating overall continuity operations and activities of executive departments and agencies, and in such role shall perform the responsibilities set forth for the Secretary in sections 10 and 16 of this directive.
(8) The National Continuity Coordinator, in consultation with the heads of appropriate executive departments and agencies, will lead the development of a National Continuity Implementation Plan (Plan), which shall include prioritized goals and objectives, a concept of operations, performance metrics by which to measure continuity readiness, procedures for continuity and incident management activities, and clear direction to executive department and agency continuity coordinators, as well as guidance to promote interoperability of Federal Government continuity programs and procedures with State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and private sector owners and operators of critical infrastructure, as appropriate. The Plan shall be submitted to the President for approval not later than 90 days after the date of this directive.
(9) Recognizing that each branch of the Federal Government is responsible for its own continuity programs, an official designated by the Chief of Staff to the President shall ensure that the executive branch's COOP and COG policies in support of ECG efforts are appropriately coordinated with those of the legislative and judicial branches in order to ensure interoperability and allocate national assets efficiently to maintain a functioning Federal Government.
(10) Federal Government COOP, COG, and ECG plans and operations shall be appropriately integrated with the emergency plans and capabilities of State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and private sector owners and operators of critical infrastructure, as appropriate, in order to promote interoperability and to prevent redundancies and conflicting lines of authority. The Secretary of Homeland Security shall coordinate the integration of Federal continuity plans and operations with State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and private sector owners and operators of critical infrastructure, as appropriate, in order to provide for the delivery of essential services during an emergency.
(11) Continuity requirements for the Executive Office of the President (EOP) and executive departments and agencies shall include the following:
(a) The continuation of the performance of PMEFs during any emergency must be for a period up to 30 days or until normal operations can be resumed, and the capability to be fully operational at alternate sites as soon as possible after the occurrence of an emergency, but not later than 12 hours after COOP activation;
(b) Succession orders and pre-planned devolution of authorities that ensure the emergency delegation of authority must be planned and documented in advance in accordance with applicable law;
(c) Vital resources, facilities, and records must be safeguarded, and official access to them must be provided;
(d) Provision must be made for the acquisition of the resources necessary for continuity operations on an emergency basis;
(e) Provision must be made for the availability and redundancy of critical communications capabilities at alternate sites in order to support connectivity between and among key government leadership, internal elements, other executive departments and agencies, critical partners, and the public;
(f) Provision must be made for reconstitution capabilities that allow for recovery from a catastrophic emergency and resumption of normal operations; and
(g) Provision must be made for the identification, training, and preparedness of personnel capable of relocating to alternate facilities to support the continuation of the performance of PMEFs.
(12) In order to provide a coordinated response to escalating threat levels or actual emergencies, the Continuity of Government Readiness Conditions (COGCON) system establishes executive branch continuity program readiness levels, focusing on possible threats to the National Capital Region. The President will determine and issue the COGCON Level. Executive departments and agencies shall comply with the requirements and assigned responsibilities under the COGCON program. During COOP activation, executive departments and agencies shall report their readiness status to the Secretary of Homeland Security or the Secretary's designee.
(13) The Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall:
(a) Conduct an annual assessment of executive department and agency continuity funding requests and performance data that are submitted by executive departments and agencies as part of the annual budget request process, in order to monitor progress in the implementation of the Plan and the execution of continuity budgets;
(b) In coordination with the National Continuity Coordinator, issue annual continuity planning guidance for the development of continuity budget requests; and
(c) Ensure that heads of executive departments and agencies prioritize budget resources for continuity capabilities, consistent with this directive.
(14) The Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy shall:
(a) Define and issue minimum requirements for continuity communications for executive departments and agencies, in consultation with the APHS/CT, the APNSA, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and the Chief of Staff to the President;
(b) Establish requirements for, and monitor the development, implementation, and maintenance of, a comprehensive communications architecture to integrate continuity components, in consultation with the APHS/CT, the APNSA, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and the Chief of Staff to the President; and
(c) Review quarterly and annual assessments of continuity communications capabilities, as prepared pursuant to section 16(d) of this directive or otherwise, and report the results and recommended remedial actions to the National Continuity Coordinator.
(15) An official designated by the Chief of Staff to the President shall:
(a) Advise the President, the Chief of Staff to the President, the APHS/CT, and the APNSA on COGCON operational execution options; and
(b) Consult with the Secretary of Homeland Security in order to ensure synchronization and integration of continuity activities among the four categories of executive departments and agencies.
(16) The Secretary of Homeland Security shall:
(a) Coordinate the implementation, execution, and assessment of continuity operations and activities;
(b) Develop and promulgate Federal Continuity Directives in order to establish continuity planning requirements for executive departments and agencies;
(c) Conduct biennial assessments of individual department and agency continuity capabilities as prescribed by the Plan and report the results to the President through the APHS/CT;
(d) Conduct quarterly and annual assessments of continuity communications capabilities in consultation with an official designated by the Chief of Staff to the President;
(e) Develop, lead, and conduct a Federal continuity training and exercise program, which shall be incorporated into the National Exercise Program developed pursuant to Homeland Security Presidential Directive-8 of December 17, 2003 ("National Preparedness"), in consultation with an official designated by the Chief of Staff to the President;
(f) Develop and promulgate continuity planning guidance to State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and private sector critical infrastructure owners and operators;
(g) Make available continuity planning and exercise funding, in the form of grants as provided by law, to State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and private sector critical infrastructure owners and operators; and
(h) As Executive Agent of the National Communications System, develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive continuity communications architecture.
(17) The Director of National Intelligence, in coordination with the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security, shall produce a biennial assessment of the foreign and domestic threats to the Nation's continuity of government.
(18) The Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of Homeland Security, shall provide secure, integrated, Continuity of Government communications to the President, the Vice President, and, at a minimum, Category I executive departments and agencies.
(19) Heads of executive departments and agencies shall execute their respective department or agency COOP plans in response to a localized emergency and shall:
(a) Appoint a senior accountable official, at the Assistant Secretary level, as the Continuity Coordinator for the department or agency;
(b) Identify and submit to the National Continuity Coordinator the list of PMEFs for the department or agency and develop continuity plans in support of the NEFs and the continuation of essential functions under all conditions;
(c) Plan, program, and budget for continuity capabilities consistent with this directive;
(d) Plan, conduct, and support annual tests and training, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, in order to evaluate program readiness and ensure adequacy and viability of continuity plans and communications systems; and
(e) Support other continuity requirements, as assigned by category, in accordance with the nature and characteristics of its national security roles and responsibilities
(20) This directive shall be implemented in a manner that is consistent with, and facilitates effective implementation of, provisions of the Constitution concerning succession to the Presidency or the exercise of its powers, and the Presidential Succession Act of 1947 (3 U.S.C. 19), with consultation of the Vice President and, as appropriate, others involved. Heads of executive departments and agencies shall ensure that appropriate support is available to the Vice President and others involved as necessary to be prepared at all times to implement those provisions.
(21) This directive:
(a) Shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and the authorities of agencies, or heads of agencies, vested by law, and subject to the availability of appropriations;
(b) Shall not be construed to impair or otherwise affect (i) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budget, administrative, and legislative proposals, or (ii) the authority of the Secretary of Defense over the Department of Defense, including the chain of command for military forces from the President, to the Secretary of Defense, to the commander of military forces, or military command and control procedures; and
(c) Is not intended to, and does not, create any rights or benefits, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by a party against the United States, its agencies, instrumentalities, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
(22) Revocation. Presidential Decision Directive 67 of October 21, 1998 ("Enduring Constitutional Government and Continuity of Government Operations"), including all Annexes thereto, is hereby revoked.
(23) Annex A and the classified Continuity Annexes, attached hereto, are hereby incorporated into and made a part of this directive.
(24) Security. This directive and the information contained herein shall be protected from unauthorized disclosure, provided that, except for Annex A, the Annexes attached to this directive are classified and shall be accorded appropriate handling, consistent with applicable Executive Orders.
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
So an appeals court ruled in a case that NBC,CBS,FOX,ABC filed that if George Bush and Dick Cheney could use vulgar language (which they have) then the networks are allowed to use it. I find that interesting because that's so accurate and it also goes with what I said about personal responsibility earlier. Good for the court. Of course if it's appealed to the Supreme Court they will overturn it but that was the best ruling I've seen in a long time.
Monday, June 04, 2007
However here is where the right is, as always, being hypocrites: John Boener, House Minority Leader is moving to have Jefferson expelled from Congress which while that is fine here is him after Tom DeLay was indicted for the SAME THING:
The country owes Tom a great debt of gratitude for helping lead America in a new direction — a direction outlined in the Contract with America that saw balanced budgets, historic welfare reforms, lower taxes, regulatory relief, and a renewed respect for the sanctity of life.
He has served our nation with integrity and honor, and I’m honored to call him my colleague and friend.
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Now how that is hypocritical is how come they don't investigate soldiers who appear with George Bush and any Republican that uses them for props as they do?
I ask these questions:
How many shootings do we have vs. hangings?
How many shootings to we have vs. stabbings?
Shootings win and the fact that there is such easy access to guns is the problem. No I'm not naive enough to say to ban guns but there should be such a difficult process in getting guns, such intense screening and profiling it should be difficult for just anyone to get them. My guess is the gun nuts never had been shot at or around shootings because I promise they would feel the same way! Guns cause more damage because they are quick and easy to get that's the bottom line.