Bowling for Howard Dean
Saturday, January 24, 2004
Several weeks back I had wrote about General "Weasel" Clark spamming my personal email address that is never used for politics. He was attempting to raise money and recruit volunteer's to his campaign via that email.
Things have not changed since then as the Attorney General of North Dakota is investigating to see if Clark's presidential campaign was a violation of the state's new "do not call" law.
The new telemarketing law -- aimed at cutting down on unwanted phone solicitations -- bans the use of prerecorded phone calls unless a live operator first gets permission to play the message. The operator must disclose who's calling, what it's for and whether it will solicit money.
One would think that a General would understand basic rules and laws are not only meant for the rest of us, it is also meant for General's
Wednesday, January 21, 2004
Hat Tip CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER
I make it a point to read each new blogger that is added to the B4B Blogroll, and yesterday I dropped by to see what CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER had to say. To say I was stunned is putting it rather mildly.
1/20/04 - 20:43 EST Know Who You Shop With. There is a web site out there that is connecting shoppers to stores that have signed up with them. The site then steers the shopper to the stores in its affiliate list. So far, not too rare on the web.
But this site (named shoptodropbush.com), takes a percentage of the fees paid by the stores and contributes it to organizations who are dedicated to defeating President Bush in the 2004 presidential election. I suggest you look at the site here so that you can know which businesses are lining up against the president. I would also suggest that you send a few emails to the businesses participating in this little ploy to voice your dissatisfaction. One of the organizations that this site contributes to is Moveon.org, which has hosted videos and links to videos equating President Bush with Adolph Hitler. They don't deserve your or my business, but the do deserve to hear how you feel about it.
I have already written two of the companies that I do business with to express my disgust that they would participate with folks who think our President is Hitler. Take the time to review the list
CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER has posted an update with a response from on Hickory Farms
1/21/04 - 09:11 EST Update on shoptodropbush.com. In the article here, I published the web link to the site called shoptodropbush.com which is taking fees from companies to contribute to organizations like Moveon.org to defeat President Bush. I wrote several emails to some of the companies listed on this site to voice my concern about their behavior. Well the first company to respond was Hickory Farms. Although I'm not clear on what exactly they are doing about it, the response looks like this:
Thank you for forwarding this information to us at this time.
Our legal department is now going forward with ligation (sic) in response to many such websites. Thank you again for this information.
Sounds to me like Hickory Farms may have been unaware of what that site was doing and may be taking legal action against it. If that is true - Hooray for Hickory Farms and shoptodropbush.com is even nastier than I thought it was. Guess I'll be writing even more letters to other companies - they may not be aware that this is going on.
This is a company that I had totally forgot about. We had purchased several of their Gift boxes for Christmas gifts at the local Mall. Granted the $250 we spent there will be but a drop in the bucket to their bottom line. Until they are removed from this hate Bush site, it will be a drop that Hickory Farms will not see and I plan on writing them and telling them
Pass this post along to your friends and family, If you have a blog make a post and let your readers also know that there are companies that they may be purchasing from that like me, are unaware what they are supporting.
Wednesday, January 14, 2004
Republican National Committee is launching a new web site
The RNC issued a press release yesterday saying the site includes voter-registration information and a Web log that would give the public access to party leaders. The site's address is www.gop.com
In the release, Mr. Gillespie said: "We've put a lot of time and thought into developing and launching a highly interactive, multi-media site that gives people the tools to engage in the political debate."
The site describes the party’s web presence as one “built to empower like-minded Americans at the grassroots level while motivating them to become active participants in the political process". Chairman Ed Gillespie's will also participate in a on-line chat Jan. 21 at 4 p.m. to get things rolling
Tuesday, January 13, 2004
Babes for Bush 2004
A few months back a calendar was announced that was promoted by women known as the "babesagainstbush" who seem to hate everything Conservatives stand for. Perhaps you seen them on Hannity and Combs and the pure hatred that they spewed. That got me to wondering if there was a site the exact opposite of the hate monger's. BabesforBush did exist and I decided to write them and see if they had a interest level in producing a calendar that promoted what a wonderful President Bush has been for the country. Indeed they did.
You can now go to Babes for Bush to order your wonderful Calendar where all profits will go toward the Bush/Cheney 2004 re-election campaign. To see a sneak previewclick here .
Compare these awesome Republican women to the Democratic women who prefers a great cigar over leadership and you will see why this is calendar would be perfect for your home or office. I have ordered my BabesforBush calendar, you should too
Monday, January 12, 2004
Lid Blown Off O'Neill/Suskind Hoax
John Hinderaker aka "Hindrocket" over at Power Line has a great post on Paul O'Neill's appearance 0n 60 minutes last night. I am posting John's entire post.
"Laurie Mylroie sent out an email about Paul O'Neill's appearance on 60 Minutes last night; she notes what appears to be a major error in Ron Suskind's book, which casts doubt on the credibility of both Suskind and O'Neill. Here is the key portion of Mylroie's email:
"In his appearance this evening on '60 Minutes,' Ron Suskind, author of The Price of Loyalty, based to a large extent on information from former Secretary of the Treasury Paul O'Neill, made an astonishing, very serious misstatement.
"Suskind claimed he has documents showing that preparations for the Iraq war were well underway before 9-11. He cited--and even showed--what he said was a Pentagon document, entitled, 'Foreign Suitors for Iraq Oilfield Contracts.' He claimed the document was about planning for post-war Iraq oil (CBS's promotional story also contained that claim): http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/01/09/60minutes/printable592330.shtml
"But that is not a Pentagon document. It's from the Vice-President's Office. It was part of the Energy Project that was the focus of Dick Cheney's attention before the 9/11 strikes.
"And the document has nothing to do with post-war Iraq. It was part of a study of global oil supplies. Judicial Watch obtained it in a law suit and posted it, along with related documents, on its website at: http://www.judicialwatch.org/071703.c_.shtml Indeed, when this story first broke yesterday, the Drudge Report had the Judicial Watch document linked (no one at CBS News saw that, so they could correct the error, when the show aired?)"
What Mylroie says about the "Foreign Suitors" document is correct. The Judicial Watch link still works as of this morning, and as you can easily see, the document, dated March 5, 2001, has nothing to do with post-war planning. It is merely a list of existing and proposed "Iraqi Oil & Gas Projects" as of that date. And it includes projects in Iraq by countries that obviously would not have been part of any "post-war" plans of the Bush administration, such as, for example, Vietnam.
So Suskind (and apparently O'Neill) misrepresented this document, which appears to be a significant part of their case, given that Suskind displayed in on 60 Minutes. It would not be possible for anyone operating in good faith to represent the document as Suskind did.
But the truth is even worse than Mylroie pointed out in her email. The CBS promo linked to above says that this document "includes a map of potential areas for exploration. 'It talks about contractors around the world from, you know, 30-40 countries. And which ones have what intentions,' says Suskind. 'On oil in Iraq.'"
True enough; there is a "map of potential areas for exploration" in Iraq here. But what Paul O'Neill and Ron Suskind don't tell you is that the very same set of documents that contain the Iraq map and the list of Iraqi oil projects contain the same maps and similar lists of projects for the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia! When documents are produced in litigation (in this case, the Judicial Watch lawsuit relating to Cheney's energy task force), they are numbered sequentially. The two-page "Iraqi Oil Suitors" document that Suskind breathlessly touts is numbered DOC044-0006 through DOC044-0007. The Iraq oil map comes right before the list of Iraqi projects; it is numbered DOC044-0005.
DOC044-0001 is a map of oil fields in the United Arab Emirates. DOC044-0002 is a list of oil and gas development projects then going on in the United Arab Emirates. DOC044-0003 is a map of oil fields in Saudi Arabia. DOC044-0004 is a list of oil and gas projects in Saudi Arabia. So the "smoking gun" documents that Suskind and O'Neill claim prove that the administration was planning to invade Iraq in March 2001 are part of a package that includes identical documents relating to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Does Paul O'Neill claim the administration was planning on invading them, too? Or, as Mylroie says, was this merely part of the administration's analysis of sources of energy in the 21st century?
There is only one possible conclusion: Paul O'Neill and Ron Suskind are attempting to perpetrate a massive hoax on the American people."
Tuesday, January 06, 2004
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Bowling for Howard Dean
If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees. Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)
OK I might be going out on a limb here but I somehow got the impression that Howard Dean was pulling our collective leg's when he said Mr. President, if you'll pardon me, I'll teach you a little about defense. Dr. Dean you should have been on SNL with Rev. Al Sharpton a few weeks back, you would have had them rolling in the isles, I know that I would have been on the floor laughing with those type of one-liners.
Although, come to think of it, that might not be such a great suggestion after all. You can't even keep a simple little secret like Vermont's top secret protection plans for its nuclear power plant from prying eyes. That means you don't put us all in harms way by telling the world, it means you tell no one. So of course you just had to do the exact opposite. I am sorry, I must have missed it, you want to be President for what reason again exactly? I just can't seem to figure it out.
Dr. Dean you have been refusing to release your records during the 11 years as Vermont governor, with some of the reasons given that they may include security issues and personal information. After reading about your total incompetence Dr. Dean on something as "minor" as nuclear plant protection plans, I have to admit I misjudged you badly.
Egg on my face, forget SNL, you are not funny, not even one little bit.
Monday, January 05, 2004
You see what power is - holding someone else's fear in your hand and showing it to them - Amy Tan
Bush has showed North Korea what power is through his strong leadership in Iraq and Afghanistan and now they are offering to refrain from producing nuclear weapons.
It will be rather interesting to see how history depicts President Bush's time in office compared to President Clinton's, history will not be kind to Clinton. Before the Democrats won the White house 1992, Pakistan and India did not have nuclear weapons, now they both do. Before President Clinton came to office, Red China could not target American cities with nukes, now they can. Before he came to office, North Korea did not have nuclear weapons, now they do. North Korea was helped along by President Clinton giving them the advanced reactors that they needed to produce weapons-grade plutonium.
Now that we have a President that is totally focused on protecting us, the rest of the world, and particularly the Axis of Evil's are getting the message loud and clear. You are either with us or your are against us, there are no other choices