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10/14/06

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CIA’s final report: No WMD found in Iraq
In his final word, the CIA’s top weapons inspector in Iraq said Monday that the hunt for weapons of mass destruction has “gone as far as feasible” and has found nothing, closing an investigation into the purported programs of Saddam Hussein that were used to justify the 2003 invasion.
DeLay Woes Prompt Rush to Refile Forms
Members of Congress are rushing to amend their travel and campaign records, fearing that the controversy over House Majority Leader Tom DeLay will trigger an ethics war that will bring greater scrutiny to their own travel and official activities. Some offices have sharply limited staff travel, and some members are not traveling at all because of the intense review they believe they will face in coming months.
Bush Adds DeLay to Social Security Tour
President Bush on Tuesday added a helper to his Social Security road tour: House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who is facing allegations of ethical improprieties but is seen by the White House as crucial to pushing Bush's plans through Congress. Bush was traveling here to discuss his proposal to add private investment accounts to Social Security and included DeLay in the event being held near his district to show that "the president appreciates his leadership in the House," White House press secretary Scott McClellan said.
Secret Service records raise new questions about discredited conservative reporter
In what is unlikely to stem the controversy surrounding disgraced White House correspondent James Guckert, the Secret Service has furnished logs of the writer’s access to the White House after requests by two Democratic congressmembers.
US Attack On Iran Set For June
On Friday evening in Olympia, former UNSCOM weapons inspector Scott Ritter appeared with journalist Dahr Jamail. -- Ritter made two shocking claims: George W. Bush has "signed off" on plans to bomb Iran in June 2005, and the U.S. manipulated the results of the Jan. 30 elections in Iraq....
Ailing Health Care
"Finally, the U.S. health care system is wildly inefficient. Americans tend to believe that we have the best health care system in the world. ... But it isn't true. We spend far more per person on health care than any other country - 75 percent more than Canada or France - yet rank near the bottom among industrial countries in indicators from life expectancy to infant mortality."
CLINT CURTIS PASSES POLYGRAPH EXAM!
 The lie-detector test, administered to Curtis by Tim Robinson, the retired chief polygraph operator for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, found that the Florida whistleblowing software designer who has charged in a sworn affidavit that he was asked by U.S. Rep. Tom Feeney (R-FL) to create an electronic vote-rigging software prototype in 2000, was indeed found to be truthful in all of his responses!
16 killed in Afghanistan copter crash
Afghans look over the wreckage of CH-47 helicopter that crashed on its way to Bagram Air Field. Sixteen people were killed Wednesday when a coalition helicopter traveling in "severe weather" crashed in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said. Eighteen people, including crew and passengers, were listed on the flight manifest. Two people remain unaccounted for.
Parliament Elects Iraq's First Kurdish President
Parliament elected veteran Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani as Iraq's president on Wednesday, breaking a two-month political impasse and paving the way for a new government more than nine weeks after elections. Talabani is the first Kurd to be Iraq's president -- and the first non-Arab president of any Arab state -- a sign of the new clout of the Kurdish minority that backed the U.S.-led invasion.
Two-thirds of world's resources 'used up'
The human race is living beyond its means. A report backed by 1,360 scientists from 95 countries - some of them world leaders in their fields - today warns that the almost two-thirds of the natural machinery that supports life on Earth is being degraded by human pressure.
The study contains what its authors call "a stark warning" for the entire world. The wetlands, forests, savannahs, estuaries, coastal fisheries and other habitats that recycle air, water and nutrients for all living creatures are being irretrievably damaged.
New Details on F.B.I. Aid for Saudis After 9/11
The episode has been retold so many times in the last three and a half years that it has become the stuff of political legend: in the frenzied days after Sept. 11, 2001, when some flights were still grounded, dozens of well-connected Saudis, including relatives of Osama bin Laden, managed to leave the United States on specially chartered flights.
Afghan Detainee's Leg Was 'Pulpified,' Witness Says
An Afghan detainee in U.S. custody was so brutalized before his death that his thigh tissue was "pulpified," a forensic pathologist testified Tuesday at a preliminary hearing for a military police officer charged in the 2002 assault. "It was similar to injuries of a person run over by a bus," said Lt. Col. Elizabeth Rouse, who performed an autopsy on the detainee, identified only as Dilawar.
Print document of Republican Schiavo talking points leaked
A source on Capitol Hill has leaked the print version of the Republicans’ “talking points” on the Florida woman who Congress is attempting to keep alive to RAW STORY late Monday afternoon. The document appears below, followed by the print version of the talking points.
GOP scrubs lists of fundraising events as heat grows on leader Tom DeLay
As attention grows on campaign fundraising and the relationship between top Republicans and a lobbyist under multiple federal investigations, the Republican National Congressional Committee has erased all online records of fundraising events for the last three years.
Majority of Federal Election commissioners don’t support blog regulation
The Washington Post will cast new insight into the process of the Federal Election Commission regulating the Internet and online weblogs on page A17 Monday. Four commissioners say they oppose regulating bloggers, which, as a majority of the committee’s six members, may mean that blog regulation will not occur.
Blair was told US fixed case for war: BBC
The head of Britain's foreign intelligence agency told the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, that the case for war in Iraq was being "fixed" by Washington to suit United States policy, according to a new BBC documentary. Nine months before hostilities began in March 2003, Richard Dearlove, head of MI6, briefed Mr Blair and a group of ministers on the US's determination to begin the invasion, says the program, which was due to be aired last night.

Lawyer: 500 hours of Guantanamo Bay inmate abuse was videotaped
Video footage of the treatment of prisoners by the US military at Guantanamo Bay would reveal many cases of substantial abuse as “explosive as anything from Abu Ghraib", a lawyer says.

Poll: Most Think Congress Wrong on Schiavo Case
Americans broadly and strongly disapprove of the intervention by Congress in the case of Terri Schiavo and most believe lawmakers are using her case for political gain, according to an ABC News poll published on Monday. Seventy percent deemed the congressional intervention inappropriate, while 67 percent said they believe lawmakers became involved in the Schiavo case for political advantage rather than the principles involved.
Twenty-three House members endorse vote-tabulation divestiture campaign
Twenty-three members of the United States House of Representatives will announce on Monday their support for the Velvet Revolution “Divestiture for Democracy” campaign. The initiative, launched in February by a coalition of more than 80 progressive organizations, seeks to ensure transparency and accountability in American elections by forcing companies that manufacture vote-tabulation systems to open their technology to greater public scrutiny.
Liberal Bloggers Reaching Out to Major Media
Even as online pundits criticize traditional news organizations as slow, biased and technologically challenged, a group of bloggers is trying to use old-fashioned telephone conference calls to share their ideas with newspaper and television journalists.
America by the numbers
No concept lies more firmly embedded in our national character than the notion that the USA is "No. 1," "the greatest." Our broadcast media are, in essence, continuous advertisements for the brand name "America Is No. 1." Any office seeker saying otherwise would be committing political suicide.[...] Yet the delusion is ineradicable. We're No. 1. Well...this is the country you really live in.
California marriage law ruled unconstitutional
A judge ruled Monday that California can no longer justify limiting marriage to a man and a woman, a legal milestone that if upheld on appeal would pave the way for the nation's most populous state to follow Massachusetts in allowing same-sex couples to wed.
DeLay Ethics Allegations Now Cause of GOP Concern
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) has dismissed questions about his ethics as partisan attacks, but revelations last week about his overseas travel and ties to lobbyists under investigation have emboldened Democrats and provoked worry among Republicans.
The peak of Mt Kilimanjaro as it has not been seen for 11,000 years
...Kilimanjaro's trademark snowy cap, at 5,895 metres (1,934ft), is now all but gone - 15 years beforescientists predicted it would melt through global warming...
Republicans maneuvering to get Voting Rights Act killed
Beware the stranger bearing gifts. Or as the law teaches, caveat emptor, buyer beware. Look before you leap. All these warnings apply to the emerging Republican positioning on the Voting Rights Act.
Voting glitches haunt statistician By Rob Zaleski
Rob Brian Joiner wishes he could "just get over it."He wishes he could ignore the thousands of reported voting irregularities that occurred in the Nov. 2 election, accept the fact that George W. is going to be around another four years and just hope that we haven't created even more enemies or fallen even deeper into debt by the time 2008 rolls around. "I'm sure the Republicans would like me to forget all that stuff, just like they wanted everyone to forget all the strange things that happened in the 2000 election," the retired 67-year-old UW-Madison statistics professor said this week. Well, sorry guys, but he can't.
Poll Bad News for Bush on Social Security
As President Bush campaigns to change Social Security , he needs to win over independents, married women and Southerners — people who tend to support him on terrorism but have indicated doubts about his plans for the retirement program. Just over a third of Americans, 37 percent, approve of Bush's handling of Social Security, an Associated Press poll found. When it comes to Bush's strong suit — handling foreign policy and terrorism — 52 percent approve of the president.
Former GOP party head sentenced to seven months in phone jamming
Chuck McGee pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to make anonymous calls to annoy or harass. He also was fined $2,000 and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service. He faced up to 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Rumsfeld drinks with Fox News, Sen. Thune
Roll Call’s Mary Ann Akers will reveal Thursday that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dined earlier this week with Fox News CEO Roger Ailes and Sen. John Thune, the man who took out former Democratic Minority Leader Sen. Tom Daschle, RAW STORY has learned.
Senate Panel Deadlocks Over Top Bush Environmental Priority to Extend Air Pollution Deadlines
President Bush's top environmental priority giving power plants, factories and refineries more time to reduce their air pollution suffered a major setback Wednesday as a Republican-controlled committee rejected it in the Senate.
Are Bloggers Journalists?
A California judge issued a preliminary ruling on Mar. 3 that three bloggers who published leaked information about an unreleased Apple product must divulge their confidential sources. If the ruling holds, it will set a precedent certain to reverberate through the blogosphere because this means under the law bloggers aren't considered journalists.
COUNTING THE VOTES
Heinz Kerry is openly skeptical about results from November's election, particularly in sections of the country where optical scanners were used to record votes."Two brothers own 80 percent of the machines used in the United States," Heinz Kerry said. She identified both as "hard-right" Republicans. She argued that it is "very easy to hack into the mother machines."

The Debt-Peonage Society
Today the Senate is expected to vote to limit debate on a bill that toughens the existing bankruptcy law, probably ensuring the bill's passage. A solid bloc of Republican senators, assisted by some Democrats, has already voted down a series of amendments that would either have closed loopholes for the rich or provided protection for some poor and middle-class families.
In the Press Room of the White House that is Post Press
Before the certification of "Jeff Gannon" as a White House reporter there was the Bush Administration's de-certification move against the Washington press. These two things are deeply related.
Pot, Meet Kettle: Gannon Comments on First Blogger at WH Briefing
The new blogger on the block is Garrett M. Graff, who writes FishBowlDC. Gannon writes: "The New York Times is hailing the first blogger to be issued a 'day pass' to a White House press briefing. It goes to great lengths to play up his genealogical background in journalism, but fails to mention that the Vermont native served as deputy national press secretary on Howard Dean's presidential campaign last year. Hmmm... no political ties there!

White House Press Office approves first blog press pass for Monday’s gaggle
Garrett M. Graff, a 23-year-old Harvard graduate, was finally approved by the White House after some five days of calls. Ultimately, Graff says he believes he was finally given a day pass after the president of the White House Correspondents’ Association intervened. He is the first known blogger to be admitted to the White House press corps.

Padilla's indefinite detention puts your rights at risk
You're a U.S. citizen landing at a major airport from abroad. You're pulled out of line at customs, arrested, thrown in jail for a month and then spirited off to a military prison.Nearly three years later, you're still there, never charged with any crime. The government claims it can hold you forever without answering to any judge or court.The scenario is not fiction. It's happening now.

Senate Democratic Leader Blasts Greenspan
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan generally gets accolades for his public pronouncements. Yesterday he got a brickbat from Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), who blasted Greenspan as "one of the biggest political hacks we have here in Washington."
The Lawsuit Against Donald Rumsfeld
Over U.S. Torture Policies

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld bears direct responsibility for the torture and abuse of detainees in U.S. military custody, the ACLU and Human Rights First charged in the first federal court lawsuit to name a top U.S. official in the ongoing torture scandal in Iraq and Afghanistan that has tarnished America's reputation.
Social Security Vote May Be Delayed
The Senate's top Republican said yesterday that President Bush's bid to restructure Social Security may have to wait until next year and might not involve the individual accounts the White House has been pushing hard. The comments of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), made as GOP lawmakers returned from a week of trying to sell the plan to voters, underscored the challenge facing the White House, especially in light of unbroken Democratic opposition.
Bin Laden Asks Zarqawi to Make U.S. a Target
Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden ) recently asked his chief ally in Iraq , Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, to consider the territory of the United States as a target for terrorist attacks, a U.S. counterterrorism official said on Monday. "There has been communication between bin Laden and Zarqawi, with bin Laden suggesting to Zarqawi the U.S. homeland as a target," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Powell criticises Iraq troop levels and rift with Europe
Colin Powell, the former US secretary of state, has for the first time publicly criticised troops levels in Iraq and spoken of the rifts between himself and Donald Rumsfeld, the defence secretary, that undermined his role as architect of American foreign policy. Mr Powell, in his first interview since resigning last November, also told The Telegraph of his "dismay" at the deterioration in relations between America and Europe and of his "disappointment" with France.
Campaign-Like Attacks Turn Up Volume on Social Security Debate
After several months of relatively civil debate over President Bush's proposal to restructure Social Security, the gloves are coming off. This weekend, newspaper readers in Shreveport, La., will find a full-page ad placed by a liberal advocacy group questioning the political integrity and financial ties of Rep. Jim McCrery, the hometown Republican who heads the House Social Security subcommittee. "Who does this man work for?" the ad asks. "Not you."
U.S. Military Death Toll in Iraq Approaches 1,500
The U.S. military death toll is nearing 1,500 in the 23-month Iraq (news - web sites) war, with casualties easing in the weeks since the historic Jan. 30 elections but with little evidence the insurgency has been crippled. The Pentagon tally of military fatalities in Iraq released on Friday listed 1,480 U.S. deaths, including 1,130 killed in combat and 350 in nonhostile incidents such as vehicle and aircraft crashes.
FBI abandons whistleblower secrets claim
The Department of Justice has abandoned its claim that allegations made by a fired FBI translator are secret, paving the way for a court case that will air embarrassing allegations about incompetence, poor security and possible espionage in the translation unit of the Bureau's Washington Field Office. At issue are the claims of Sibel Edmonds, a contract translator for the FBI hired in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
With a Hush and a Whisper, Bush Drops Town Hall Meeting with Germans
During his trip to Germany on Wednesday, the main highlight of George W. Bush's trip was meant to be a "town hall"-style meeting with average Germans. But with the German government unwilling to permit a scripted event with questions approved in advance, the White House has quietly put the event on ice. Was Bush afraid the event might focus on prickly questions about Iraq and Iran rather than the rosy future he's been touting in Europe this week?
Shrek Character is Target of Traditional Values Religious Group
The hit feature Shrek 2 joins the ranks of animated films to be "outed" by some Christian fundamentalists in the U.S., who charge that cross-dressing and transgender themes have made their way into the beloved kids' movie and warn parents to beware. Although many people see the Oscar-nominated film as a humorous story about a green ogre and his true love, the Traditional Values Coalition has a different take on the animated feature.

Iraq, Then and Now
I remember going to Washington in mid-March 2003, nearly two years ago, to cover a demonstration by tens of thousands of protesters who were clinging to the last, tissue-thin strands of hope that they could bring the Bush administration to its senses and prevent the invasion of Iraq. But it was already clear that nothing would deter President Bush from his war. I filed a column that said, "We're about to watch the tragedy unfold."
2 Top G.O.P. Lawmakers Buck Bush on Social Security
The Republican majority leader in the House expressed opposition on Thursday to the idea of increasing or eliminating the cap on earnings subject to the Social Security payroll tax, deflating President Bush's first effort to promote bipartisan trust over how to address the retirement system's projected financial troubles.
Ex-friend denies releasing tapes to make money
President Bush was concerned “his mistakes as a youth” would disqualify him from running for the nation’s highest office, said an old friend who secretly recorded private conversations in which Bush appears to acknowledge past drug use.“I don’t want any kid doing what I tried to do 30 years ago,” Bush said in recordings made when he was governor of Texas and aired Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “And I mean that. It doesn’t matter if it’s LSD, cocaine, pot, any of those things, because if I answer one, then there will be another one. And I just am not going to answer those questions. And it may cost me the election.”
Bush's Iraq Coalition Shrinking
One thing, though, is clear: The coalition is shrinking. "I expect to see the coalition countries begin paring down their forces as they complete their contributions," Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told the House Armed Services Committee this week. While a current list of coalition countries — those helping out in Iraq with troops, equipment, monetary or political support — is not easy to come by, there is a public listing of the countries that have actual troops in Iraq.
Conservatives Bristle at Possible Tax Hike
President Bush this week acknowledged the possibility of making high-income workers pay more Social Security taxes as part of his plan for private Social Security accounts, and that notion has conservatives alarmed. The last Republican who broke a "no new taxes" pledge was booted out after one term, they reminded. His name: George H.W. Bush. "People are quite angry about Bush opening a Pandora's box of tax increases," said Stephen Moore, an anti-tax activist with the Free Enterprise Fund. "It's almost like `read my lips' all over again."
Rove-Gannon Connection?
Karl Rove took a victory lap at an SRO lunch at the Conservative Political Action Committee meeting at the Ronald Reagan building in Washington on Thursday. After a glowing introduction by Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association, Rove proclaimed "conservatism as the dominant political creed in America," but warned Republicans not to get complacent or grow "tired and timid."
"Liberal Media" silent on Guckert saga
Imagine the media explosion if a male escort had been discovered operating as a correspondent in the Clinton White House. Imagine that he was paid by an outfit owned by Arkansas Democrats and had been trained in journalism by James Carville. Imagine that this gentleman had been cultivated and called upon by Mike McCurry or Joe Lockhart—or by President Clinton himself. Imagine that this "journalist" had smeared a Republican Presidential candidate and had previously claimed access to classified documents in a national-security scandal. Then imagine the constant screaming on radio, on television, on Capitol Hill, in the Washington press corps—and listen to the placid mumbling of the "liberal" media now.
White House Turns Tables on Former American POWs
Gulf War pilots tortured by Iraqis fight the Bush administration in trying to collect compensation.
 The latest chapter in the legal history of torture is being written by American pilots who were beaten and abused by Iraqis during the 1991 Persian Gulf War. And it has taken a strange twist. The Bush administration is fighting the former prisoners of war in court, trying to prevent them from collecting nearly $1 billion from Iraq that a federal judge awarded them as compensation for their torture at the hands of Saddam Hussein's regime.
'Gannon' Signs Off: Tells E&P He'll No Longer Talk to Press
James D. Guckert, the former White House reporter who's been accused of everything from asking partisan questions to being a male prostitute, is no longer speaking to the press, claiming it does not help his cause, he told E&P this morning.


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President Bush: Current Favorability Ratings from Polling Report

Names of the Fallen

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The Pledge to Resist

We believe that as people living in the United States it is our responsibility to resist the injustices done by our government, in our names.

Not in our name will you wage endless war there can be no more deaths no more transfusions of blood for oil

Not in our name will you invade countries bomb civilians, kill more children letting history take its course over the graves of the nameless

Not in our name will you erode the very freedoms you have claimed to fight for

Not by our hands will we supply weapons and funding for the annihilation of families on foreign soil

Not by our mouths will we let fear silence us

Not by our hearts will we allow whole peoples or countries to be deemed evil

Not By Our Will and Not In Our Name

We pledge resistance

We pledge alliance with those who have come under attack for voicing opposition to the war or for their religion or ethnicity

We pledge to make common cause with the people of the world to bring about justice freedom and peace

Another world is possible

and we pledge to make it real

......- Saul Williams

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"We don't torture... We freedom tickle."
- John Stuart

"If I truly wanted to match Bush's accomplishments, I would max out my credit card, take out a second mortgage and steal my mother's Social Security. Instead, I'll just spend it with my five kids and, in the spirit of the second Bush administration, we're going to rent 'Titanic.'"
- Terry McAuliffe

"It's all over but the counting. And we'll take care of the counting."
- Peter King

"When people think, Democrats win."
-Bill Clinton

"There's a difference, when Lincoln prayed, he talked to God.
  When Bush prays, God talks to Bush." 
  - Mario Cuomo

"What you fight about is not as important as how you settle it."
- Crash N.

"The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything." - Joseph Stalin

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." - "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.
- A. J. Muste

Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
- Albert Einstein

Returning violence for violence only multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
- St. Francis of Assisi

"An evil exists that threatens every man, woman and child of this great nation. We must take steps to insure our domestic security and protect our homeland. "
- Adolph Hitler, 1932

"Our first priority must always be the security of our nation… We will win this war; we'll protect our homeland"
- George Bush, 1/29/2002

"Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to greater danger. It works the same in any country."
- Hermann Goering, The second in command of the Third Reich.

"These [terrorist] attacks are not inevitable. They are, however, possible, and this very fact underscores the reason we cannot live under the threat of blackmail…The terrorist threat to America and the world will be diminished the moment that Saddam Hussein is disarmed."
- George W Bush

"The government has issued an orange alert, which once again, means nothing."
- Kent Brockman (The Simpsons)

"We are asked to accept Saddam decided to destroy those weapons. I say that such a claim is palpably absurd"
- Tony Blair 28 April, 2003

"Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction."
- Donald Rumsfeld, US Defense Secretary 28 May, 2003

"Right now, Iraq is expanding and improving facilities that were used for the production of biological weapons."
- Dick Cheney August 26, 2002

"We know for a fact that there are weapons there."
- Ari Fleischer
December 2, 2002

"I have no doubt we're going to find big stores of weapons of mass destruction."
- Gen. Tommy Franks Press Conference

"The whole earth is in jail and we're plotting this incredible jailbreak."
- Wavy Gravy

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."
- Theodore Roosevelt

"We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."
- Dwight Eisenhower

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
- Benjamin Franklin

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
- John F. Kennedy

“Who is more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him?”
- Obi Wan Kenobi in Star Wars

"Americans have different ways of saying things. They say 'elevator', we say 'lift'...they say 'president', we say 'stupid psychopathic git'...."
- Alexi Sayle

"Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition."
- Tim Leary

"If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal."
- Anonymous

"Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like a fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."
- attributed to George Washington

"The problem with America is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?"
- Anonymous

"If they could just pass a few more laws, then we could all be criminals"
- Vinnie Moscaritolo

"Most rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read."
- Frank Zappa

"The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun."
- Buckminster Fuller

"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it."
- Mahatma Gandhi

"If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure."
- George W. Bush, Jr.

"Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child."
- Governor George W. Bush, Jr.

"One word sums up probably the responsibility of any Governor, and that one word is 'to be prepared'."
- George W. Bush, Jr., 12/6/93

"I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future."
- George W. Bush, Jr.

"We're going to have the best educated American people in the world."
- George W. Bush, Jr., 9/21/97

"We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made."
- George W. Bush, Jr.

"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
- George W. Bush, Jr.

"I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change."
- George W. Bush, Jr., 5/22/98

"The future will be better tomorrow."
- Governor George W. Bush, Jr.

"Public speaking is very easy."
- George W. Bush, Jr. to reporters in 10/9

"You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the great struggle for independence."
- Charles Austin Beard

"Never believe anything until it's officially denied."
- Margaret Atwood

"Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning?"
- George Bush, 2000

"I know how hard it is to put food on your family"
- George Bush 2000

"It's clearly a budget, its got a lot of numbers in it"
- George Bush 5/5/02

"I understand small business growth, I was one"
- George Bush 2000

"Clinton lied. A man might forget where he parks or where he lives,
but he never forgets oral sex, no matter how bad it is."
- Barbara Bush

"Ah, yes, divorce, from the Latin word meaning
to rip out a man's genitals through his wallet."
- Robin Williams

"There are only two things that are infinite, stupidity and the universe, and I'm not sure about the latter."
- Albert Einstein long ago