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Friday, July 20, 2007

you KNOW i had to publish this picture

(and please note the reason they think mom kills all of her babies)

Baby panther adopted by dog
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Man's best friend helped save this tiny cat. A 15-day-old female panther named Milica has been adopted by a Rhodesian Ridgeback after her mother refused to feed her and tried to kill her in the Belgrade zoo. "The mother panther has killed all her cubs since 1999," zookeeper Dragan Jovanovic said. "We believe she has been traumatized by the sound of NATO bombs" during airstrikes in the Serbian capital intended to stop former President Slobodan Milosevic's crackdown against ethnic Albanian separatists in 1999, he said............

from cv rick

alma the lamanite

a true story in eight parts

READ IT please. it's worth it


it's not like we needed a study to tell us blacks received inferior treatment (in this case MEDICAL) than whites. it's obvious. the issue shouldn't be that they DO get inferior treatment, it should be HOW CAN WE REPAIR THIS INJUSTICE?

Tests of ER trainees find signs of race bias in care
Study seeks root of known disparityz

By Stephen Smith, Globe Staff
Deeply imbedded attitudes about race influence the way doctors care for their African- American patients, according to a Harvard study that for the first time details how unconscious bias contributes to inferior care.
Researchers have known for years that African-Americans in the midst of a heart attack are far less likely than white patients to receive potentially life-saving treatments such as clot-busting drugs, a dramatic illustration of America's persistent healthcare disparities. But the reasons behind such stark gaps in care for heart disease, as well as cancer and other serious illnesses, have remained murky, with blame fixed on doctors, hospitals, and insurance plans.
In the new study, trainee doctors in Boston and Atlanta took a 20-minute computer survey designed to detect overt and implicit prejudice. They were also presented with the hypothetical case of a 50-year-old man stricken with sharp chest pain; in some scenarios the man was white, while in others he was black.
"We found that as doctors' unconscious biases against blacks increased, their likelihood of giving [clot-busting] treatment decreased," ............

The American people don't really understand the danger that they face."

and this from a republican! a conservative. a former assistant secretary of the treasury under reagan. if HE's frightened, what should WE be?

Old-line Republican warns 'something's in the works' to trigger a police state

Muriel Kane

Thom Hartmann began his program on Thursday by reading from a new Executive Order which allows the government to seize the assets of anyone who interferes with its Iraq policies.
He then introduced old-line conservative Paul Craig Roberts -- a former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under Reagan who has recently become known for his strong opposition to the Bush administration and the Iraq War -- by quoting the "strong words" which open Roberts'
latest column: "Unless Congress immediately impeaches Bush and Cheney, a year from now the US could be a dictatorial police state at war with Iran."
"I don't actually think they're very strong," said Roberts of his words. "I get a lot of flak that they're understated and the situation is worse than I say. ... When Bush exercises this authority [under the new Executive Order] ... there's no check to it. It doesn't have to be ratified by Congress. The people who bear the brunt of these dictatorial police state actions have no recourse to the judiciary. So it really is a form of total, absolute, one-man rule. ... The American people don't really understand the danger that they face.".............

Thursday, July 19, 2007

well it took a couple of days

BUT they've finally published a REBUTTAL on the subject\

i don't know how kristol kept a straight face when he wrote his piece. i couldn't read it all. i had to stop after a few paragraphs. my eyemakeup was running due to the tears (of laughter)

Why Bush Is A Loser

By David Corn

Who knew Bill Kristol had such a flair for satire?How else to read his piece for Outlook on Sunday, in which he declared, "George W. Bush's presidency will probably be a successful one"? Surely Kristol, the No. 1 cheerleader for the Iraq war, was mocking himself (and his neoconservative pals) for having been so mistaken about so much. But just in case his article was meant to be a serious stab at commentary, let's review Kristol's record as a prognosticator.
On Sept. 18, 2002, he declared that a war in Iraq "could have terrifically good effects throughout the
Middle East." A day later, he said Saddam Hussein was "past the finish line" in developing nuclear weapons. On Feb. 20, 2003, he said of Saddam: "He's got weapons of mass destruction.... Look, if we free the people of Iraq we will be respected in the Arab world." On March 1, 2003 -- 18 days before the invasion of Iraq -- Kristol dismissed the possibility of sectarian conflict afterward...........

the mind boggles

a review of the case of the man who ASSAULTED A 13 YEAR OLD GRRRL leaves it at him NOT doing ANY jail time.

why? because HE'S TOO F**KING SHORT. oh there are other reasons. such as a study of this dude which says he is 'likely not' to reoffend. SO THE F**K WHAT? he assaulted a 13 year old grrrl. i'm not talking about a 13 year old grrrl and a 14 year old boy touching each other here. i'm talking about a GROWN man (no pun intended) and a 13 year old grrrl.

Appeals court upholds probation for 5-foot-1 sex offender


LINCOLN — A three-judge Nebraska Court of Appeals panel Tuesday upheld the 10-year intensive probation sentence of a Sidney, Neb., man for molesting a 13-year-old girl.

In giving Richard Thompson probation rather than prison, District Judge Kristine Cecava had said she feared for Thompson's safety in prison because of his small stature. Thompson, 52, is 5-foot-1 and weighs about 100 pounds.Attorney General Jon Bruning had appealed that sentence as being excessively lenient.Bruning said he planned to ask the Nebraska Supreme Court to review the panel's ruling because he believes sexual assault of a child is a serious offense that warrants jail time."The law does not impose a height requirement for jail," Bruning said.In a 27-page opinion written by Judge Richard Sievers, the appeals court said Cecava's sentence was justified by many factors cited in Thompson's presentence investigation.Those factors included a psychological evaluation and a "Sexual Adjustment Inventory" administered by his probation officer. They indicated that Thompson is not a pedophile and is not likely to reoffend.............

this is a travesty of justice. i don't care if this man is not 'likely' to reoffend or not. HE WAS CONVICTED OF ASSAULTING A 13 YEAR OLD GRRRL. what, her life being f**ked up isn't worth a little jail time? guess not.

another put down that crack pipe

and back away slowly

Tom DeLay tells College Republicans that abortion, illegal immigration are linked

Michael Roston

Former Republican Majority Leader Tom DeLay told a gathering of College Republicans that a link exists between legal abortion and illegal immigration in America. The remarks were included in a video produced by writer Max Blumenthal and posted at The Huffington Post.
"I contend [abortion] affects you in immigration," DeLay told the Washington-area gathering. "If we had those 40 million children that were killed over the last 30 years, we wouldn't need the illegal immigrants to fill the jobs that they are doing today. Think about it."...............

hey tom, who's going to insure all those kids who were born? certainly not king george...\

Bush: No Deal On Children's Health Plan
President Says He Objects On Philosophical Grounds

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

this posting is neither here nor there

i know i've mentioned it a million times but van morrison is my absolute favorite musical artist. into the mystic was my favorite song of his UNTIL i started thinking


Down on Cypress Avenue
With the child like visions leaping into view
The clicking clacking of the high heeled shoe
Ford and Fitzroy and Madame George
Marching with the soldier boy behind
He's much older now with hat on drinking wine
And that smell of sweet perfume comes drifting through
Early cool night air like Shalimar
And outside they're making all the stops
The kids out in the street collecting bottle tops
Gone for cigarettes and matches in the shops
Happy taking Madame George
And that’s when you fall
Woh, woh, woh, woh, woh, woh, that’s when you fall
Yeah that’s when you fall
When you fall into a trance
A sitting on a sofa playing games of chance
With your folded arms in history books you glance
Into the eyes of Madame George
And you think you've found the bag
You're getting weaker and your knees begin to sag
In a corner playing dominoes in drag
The one and only Madame George
And from outside the frosty window raps
She jumps up and says ‘Lord have mercy I think that it's the cops’
And immediately drops everything she gots
Down into the street below
And you know you gotta go
On the train from Dublin up to Sandy Row
Throwing pennies at the bridges down below
In the rain, hail, sleet and snow
Say goodbye to Madame George
Dry your eye for Madame George
I wonder why for Madame George
And as you leave the room is filled with music
Laughing music, dancing music, all around the room
And all the little boys comin’ round
Walking away from it all so cool
And as you're about to leave she jumps up 'n says
‘Hey love, you forgot your glove’
And the love that loves the love that loves
The love that loves to love the love that loves
Say goodbye to Madame George
Dry your eyes for Madame George
Wonder why for Madame George
Dry your eyes for Madame George
Say goodbye in the wind and the rain in the back street
In the back street, in the back street
Say goodbye to Madame George
In the back street, In the back street, In the back street
Well, well down home, down home in the back street
Got to go, say goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
eye, your eye, your eye, your eye, your eye, your eye, your eye, your eye, your eye, your eye, your eye, your eye, your eye, your eyes
Say goodbye to Madame George
And the love that loves to love that loves to love that loves to love the love the love that loves to love the loves that love to love
Say goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
Woo – ooh, Mm, mm, mm
Say goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye yeah to Madame George
Dry your eyes for Madame George
Wonder why for Madame George
And the love that loves to love the loves to love the love that love to love the love that loves to love
Say goodbye, goodbye
Get on the train darling
Get on the train, the train, the train, the train, the train, darling
This is the train, This is the train darling
This is the train
Oh say goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
Get on the train Get on the train

YOUR tax dollars

hard at work. VERY hard that is

(not enough armor or armored vehicles for our troops. no insurance for LOTS of america's children. victims of natural disasters such as katrina still out in the cold and on and on. yet halliburton et al are living high on the hog so to speak)

Largest Iraq contract rife with errors

By Matt Kelley, USA TODAY
Government auditors discovered something odd last year when they reviewed KBR Inc.'s annual cost estimate to provide support services for U.S. troops in Iraq. The contractor proposed charging $110 million for housing, food, water, laundry and other services on bases that had been shut down.
KBR got a contract extension for $3.7 billion, but it agreed to drop the proposed $110 million spending on closed bases and an additional $50 million of duplicate charges and math errors, according to Defense Department records obtained by USA TODAY under the Freedom of Information Act.
Pentagon approves disputed costs
Linda Theis of the Army Sustainment Command, the agency that oversees KBR's troop-support contract, downplayed the errors. They amount to just 4.3% of the contract amount, she said. "This percentage does not indicate a systemic weakness in business systems."
The errors occurred because KBR developed the proposal under a tight schedule, said company spokeswoman Heather Browne. The contract-review process, she said, worked as intended..............


and i hope he has to do REAL and HARD time. anyone who sanctions dog fighting (or ANY fighting of ANY animals) is a sick f**k

Vick indicted in dog fighting investigation

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with the dog fighting probe of his property in Virginia, ESPN television reported on Tuesday.
Vick was indicted for conspiracy to travel in interstate commerce in aid of unlawful activities, as well as to sponsor a dog in animal fighting venture, ESPN said.
The indictment reportedly came in US District Court for the Eastern District in Richmond, Virginia, according to the web site.
The report also stated that three others - Purnell Peace, Quanis Phillips and Tony Taylor - also were indicted by the grand jury on the same charges.
Dog fighting is illegal in Virginia and a felony in 48 of America's 50 states, including Virginia..............

Vick faces different kind of pressure now

.............A person who spoke with Vick at length after the indictments were announced said that the quarterback was "devastated" by the news. Whether those feelings were feigned or not, we can't say, because we weren't party to the conversation. But in reading the indictments, it isn't as if Vick's name is simply sprinkled into the federal documents. The pages are actually rife with references to the Atlanta star.
In late May, two federal law enforcement officials told ESPN.com they felt there was sufficient evidence to eventually indict Vick, but were less certain of mounting successful prosecution. There is a reason, however, that the Feds own a conviction rate of better than 95 percent. The government typically doesn't indict unless it knows it can probably convict, and that should be unsettling news for the Falcons and their quarterback.
On July 7, a day after the latest raid on Vick's property, one of those same federal sources told ESPN.com for a column that the quarterback was still part of the investigation. "Just because you've got a lot of links [lying] around doesn't mean you can call in a chain," the source said. "But it also doesn't mean you abandon the notion of seeing if those links might someday become a chain." .............

Falcons' Vick indicted by grand jury in dogfighting probe
RICHMOND, Va. -- NFL star Michael Vick was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on charges of sponsoring a dogfighting operation so grisly the losers either died in the pit or sometimes were electrocuted, drowned, hanged or shot...........

hey asswipe, ,there are threats to the us interests in iraq

BECAUSE YOU F**KING CREATED THEM. when are we going to MAKE this STOP? i don't understand i really don't. why isn't EVERYONE up in arms? i KNOW the people who are still supporting this insanity (unless you're a direct member of king george's court) are NOT getting money out of this. WHY support king george? EVERYTHING that man does is based on evil or lies or illegal activities. someone has oral sex and the country grinds to a screeching halt. yet someone is responsible (directly) for the deaths of close to 4,000 us lives in a foreign land and nothing happens to that someone?

Intelligence Puts Rationale For War on Shakier Ground

By Michael Abramowitz Washington Post Staff Writer

The White House faced fresh political peril yesterday in the form of a new intelligence assessment that raised sharp questions about the success of its counterterrorism strategy and judgment in making Iraq the focus of that effort.
Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001,
President Bush has been able to deflect criticism of his counterterrorism policy by repeatedly noting the absence of any new domestic attacks and by citing the continuing threat that terrorists in Iraq pose to U.S. interests.
But this line of defense seemed to unravel a bit yesterday with the release of a new National Intelligence Estimate that concludes that al-Qaeda "has protected or regenerated key elements of its Homeland attack capability" by reestablishing a haven in Pakistan and reconstituting its top leadership. The report also notes that al-Qaeda has been able "to recruit and indoctrinate operatives, including for Homeland attacks," by associating itself with an Iraqi subsidiary............

more evidence

of wicked bad wrongdoings

yet NOTHING will happen. it never has yet. sure a few people have been indicted but they were lower level players. even then, SOME (scooter to mention one) never did their time (EVEN for helping to OUT a COVERT cia agent. which of course is treason in my book).

this admistration, king george and his court are teflon. nothing sticks. WHY? i sure don't know

White House Had Drug Officials Appear With GOP Candidates

By Michael A. FletcherWashington Post Staff Writer

White House officials arranged for top officials at the Office of National Drug Control Policy to help as many as 18 vulnerable Republican congressmen by making appearances and sometimes announcing new federal grants in the lawmakers' districts in the months leading up to the November 2006 elections, a Democratic lawmaker said yesterday.
Rep. Henry A. Waxman (Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said documents obtained by his panel suggest that the appearances by the drug control officials were part of a larger White House effort to politicize the work of federal agencies that "may be more widespread than previously known."............

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

the dead* and injured* count from iraq yesterday

see if you can get an accurate number

Round-up of daily violence, Monday 16 July 2007

By Mohammed al Dulaimy McClatchy newspapers

The daily Iraq violence report is compiled by McClatchy Newspapers Special Correspondents in Baghdad from police, military and medical reports. This is not a comprehensive list of all violence in Iraq, much of which goes unreported. It’s posted without editing as transmitted to McClatchy’s Washington Bureau.
Baghdad - Around 4 a.m. an IED explosion targeted an Iraqi army patrol in Bub Al Sham area. 5 soldiers were killed and one was injured. - Around 7 a.m. mortar shells landed in Abu Disheer. 2 residents were killed and 6 were injured. - Around 10 a.m. a parked car bomb detonated in Al Arasat area. 1 civilian was killed and 3 were injured. - Around 11 a.m. a mortar shell landed in the vicinity of Babil hotel. 2 civilians were injured. - Around 4 p.m. a suicide car bomb targeted national Iraqi police in Al Harthiyah. 2 killed (one of the two was civilian) and 12 were injured (8 of them were civilians). - A kidnapped man was released by his abductors. The man drove back to his family in New Baghdad, district 702. As soon as he entered the house the car exploded killing 2 and injuring 5 of the family. The man was killed. - A mortar shell targeted Al Sadr police station. One vehicle was damaged. - An American helicopter killed on man in Sheikh Omar area today, Iraqi police said. - Iraqi police found 25 dead bodies throughout the capital. 2 in Shuala, 3 in Saidiyah, 1 in Ealam, 1 in Qadisiyah, 2 in Shurta Rabiaa, 6 in Amil, 4 in Doura, 3 in Bayaa, 1 in Jisr Diyala, 1 in Sleikh, 1 in Sadr. Kirkuk - Series of bombings in the oil-rich northern city of Kirkuk killed 70 and injured 160, Kirkuk hospital official said today. The four bombings in different areas of the city took place around midday. A suicide truck bomb targeted the head quarter of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) causing severe damages to the building and the surrounding building that most of it follow the party. The second explosion was a parked car bomb in the busy bus station in the city and the market. The third explosion was a suicide car bomb targeted Iraqi police patrol killing one police officer and injuring 4 other policemen. The fourth explosion was a controlled explosion when the troops suspected a parked car to be a car bomb, causing no human casualties. - An IED explosion targeted a police patrol in Al Hawija west of Kirkuk yesterday night. One police was injured. ......... (oh there's more - click on the link for the rest)

aw c'mon it's wicked funny!

i'm not the LEAST bit offended

Doh! Homer Painting Upsets Pagans


US army officer puts 'solution to Iraq war' on eBay

thousands of our men and women are dead

TENS of thousands of THEIR men and women and children are dead. even more are displaced. BILLIONS of dollars are going down the drain. corruption is rampant. goddess only knows what the mercernaries are doing.

people are being slaughtered in darfur (and worse)

and yet the ONLY time some members of congress (republicans in this case) react is when someone chooses to use the word 'liar' in a king george context?

what the f**k is wrong with THAT picture?
Congressmembers rule: No calling Bush a liar

Michael Roston
A Congressional Democrat has been reined in for calling President George W. Bush a 'liar' during a Thursday hearing of the House Judiciary Committee, according to the Monday edition of the newspaper Roll Call.
"Rep. Mel Watt (D-N.C.) offered a lengthy criticism of Bush’s record toward the end of Thursday’s hearing, which included a statement that Bush lied about the reasons for going to war with Iraq in 2003," writes Susan Davis. "Rep. Chris Cannon (R-Utah) offered an objection on the grounds that Watt’s words were 'unparliamentary' and violated House rules on debate and decorum that forbid personal attacks on Members, the president or vice president."
The exchange occurred just before the end of the hearing that expected to receive testimony from former White House Counsel Harriet Miers, who failed to appear. She cited the White House's exercise of 'executive privilege.'
Davis notes that a problem then occurred.........

THE last headline you ever thought you'd read?

something you would read after downing 12 o-bombs?

something you would read after working all day outside in blistering 100 degree heat with nothing in your stomach?

certainly nothing you'd expect to read sober

Bush Renews Mideast Efforts
President Plans Peace Conference, Direct Aid to Abbas

this dude has one ENORMOUS set o' balls don't he?
(p.s. isn't it dreamy to be reading condi's name again?)

By Peter Baker and Robin Wright Washington Post Staff Writers
President Bush launched a diplomatic effort yesterday to revive the long-moribund Middle East peace process, announcing aid to the Palestinian government and calling for an international conference this fall aimed at paving the way for the creation of a Palestinian state side by side with Israel.
Five years after becoming the first president to fully embrace a "two-state solution," Bush acknowledged that it remains distant after violent clashes that have politically sundered the Palestinian territories. But Bush called this a "moment of choice" for the region and renewed his commitment heading into his final 18 months in office..............

you know what?

we wouldn't have to worry about an "EXIT" strategy if we didn't f**k up the country to begin with.

why did we invade iraq?

9/11, NO. THEY had NOTHING to do with that

wmd? NO, THEY didn't have ANY

lining the pockets of some ALREADY rich good ol' white boys? YUP

you can plan all you want. the dice is thrown, the tables are turned. the country will NEVER be the same

one more thing. IT'S NOT A GAME

Exit Strategy
Would Iran Take Over Iraq? Would Al-Qaeda? The Debate About How and When to Leave Centers on What Might Happen After the U.S. Goes.

By Karen DeYoung and Thomas E. RicksWashington Post Staff Writers

If U.S. combat forces withdraw from Iraq in the near future, three developments would be likely to unfold. Majority Shiites would drive Sunnis out of ethnically mixed areas west to Anbar province. Southern Iraq would erupt in civil war between Shiite groups. And the Kurdish north would solidify its borders and invite a U.S. troop presence there. In short, Iraq would effectively become three separate nations.
That was the conclusion reached in recent "war games" exercises conducted for the
U.S. military by retired Marine Col. Gary Anderson. "I honestly don't think it will be apocalyptic," said Anderson, who has served in Iraq and now works for a major defense contractor. But "it will be ugly."............

Monday, July 16, 2007

a literary meme

from our dear friend cv rick

The rules are:
Grab the nearest book.
Open the book to page 123.
Find the fifth sentence.
Post the text of the next 4 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
Don’t you dare dig for that “cool” or “intellectual” book on your shelf. Don't go to the other room to find that old textbook. I know you were thinking about it. Just pick up whatever is closest

My grief was inexpressible. As
soon as
its violence abated, I resolved to return to Stratsbourg, to throw
myself with
my two Children at my Father's feet, and implore his
forgiveness, though I
little hoped to obtain it. What was my consternation
when informed, that no one
entrusted with the secret of their retreat, was
ever permitted to quit the troop
of the Banditti; That I must give up all
hopes of ever rejoining society, and
consent instantly to accepting one of
their Band for my Husband! My prayers and
remonstrances were

from The Monk
by Matthew Lewis

(it's in my desk at work. i haven't read it and i don't even know where i got it-but it's new and never been read)

my interpretation of the

(note: i used 18 stitches instead of the pattern's 24)
i made it as a going away gift for katy. she's moving (at least for a while) to nyc.

put down the crack pipe and back away slowly

i saw the column in the wapo but i refuse to link directly to it. and i thought king george was insane...........dang

Kristol's New Persuasion: Bush Will Be Seen As 'Successful' President

By E&P Staff

NEW YORK At least he was the first to admit that many may react with astonishment. William Kristol opened his Washington Post column on Sunday with: "I suppose I'll merely expose myself to harmless ridicule if I make the following assertion: George W. Bush's presidency will probably be a successful one."He explains: "Let's step back from the unnecessary mistakes and the self-inflicted wounds that have characterized the Bush administration. Let's look at the broad forest rather than the often unlovely trees. What do we see? First, no second terrorist attack on U.S. soil -- not something we could have taken for granted. Second, a strong economy -- also something that wasn't inevitable."And third, and most important, a war in Iraq that has been very difficult, but where -- despite some confusion engendered by an almost meaningless "benchmark" report last week -- we now seem to be on course to a successful outcome.".............

the faster they go

the behinder they get

bring our men and women home. they don't deserve to be in harm's way they're not defending our freedoms. they're helping (though no choice of their own) to line the pockets of some good old white boys.

thousands of our men and women ripped to shreds. tens of thousands of THEIR men, women and children ripped to shreds. no end in sight. we're tossing money over there like it's being printed on a photocopier.

this MUST stop now

Mahdi Army, Not Al-Qaeda, is Enemy No. 1 in Western Baghdad

By Joshua Partlow Washington Post Foreign Service

BAGHDAD -- The lights were on in Baghdad. Something was wrong.
Two platoons were creeping through the southwestern neighborhood of al-Amil well past midnight last week. Headlights snapped off, night vision lenses lowered into place, they maneuvered their
Humvees and Bradley Fighting Vehicles down narrow streets, angling for surprise. As they approached the suspected homes of the militia leaders they were hunting, their cover of darkness disappeared, fluorescent bulbs on the houses and street lights casting a glow on their vehicles. At 3 in the morning in a city notoriously hard up for power, these blocks were strangely bright.............

.............West Rashid confounds the prevailing narrative from top U.S. military officials that the Sunni insurgent group al-Qaeda in Iraq is the city's most formidable and disruptive force. While there are signs that the group has been active in the area, over the past several months, the Mahdi Army has transformed the composition of the district's neighborhoods by ruthlessly killing and driving out Sunnis and denying basic services to residents who remain. Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq, described the area as "one of the three or four most challenging areas in all of Baghdad."................

of course he doesn't believe in abortion

which is fine by me. HE SHOULDN'T HAVE ONE THEN. but he's going to allow millions of babies to go without health care? how is THAT right? how is THAT caring for and protecting our children?

well i know he doesn't have enough money to protect our babies. he is spending it all F**KING UP IRAQ


Bush plans to veto expansion of health program for children


WASHINGTON — The White House said Saturday that President Bush would veto a bipartisan plan to expand the Children's Health Insurance Program, drafted over the last six months by senior members of the Senate Finance Committee.
That puts Bush at odds with the Democratic majority in Congress, with a substantial number of Republican lawmakers and with many governors of both parties, who want to expand the popular program to cover some of the nation's 8 million uninsured children.
Tony Fratto, a White House spokesman, said: "The president's senior advisers will certainly recommend a veto of this proposal. And there is no question that the president would veto it."
The program, which insured 7.4 million people at some time in the last year, is set to expire Sept. 30.
The Finance Committee is expected to approve the Senate plan next week, sending it to the full Senate for action later this month.
Sen. Max Baucus, the Montana Democrat who is chairman of the committee, said he would move ahead despite the veto threat.
"The Senate will not be deterred from helping more kids in need," Baucus said. "The president should stop playing politics and start working with Congress to help kids, through renewal of this program.....................

of course THIS makes more sense than iran and syria

of course our buds the saudis (well just a tiny fraction, NOT all) WERE responsible for 9/11.

of course instead of going after the REALLY guilty parties, WE INVADED AN INNOCENT (saddam was NOT innocent but he had NOTHING to do with 9/11) country and wreaked havoc. the havoc will continue for YEARS AND YEARS AND YEARS to come

we don't give a shite though, do we? king george and his court continue to point their collective finger at iran.

iran is an ugly place. no doubt about it. their president is insane. no doubt about that either. there ARE doubts about their capabilities and courses of action though.

Saudis' role in Iraq insurgency outlined
Sunni extremists from Saudi Arabia make up half the foreign fighters in Iraq, many suicide bombers, a U.S. official says

By Ned Parker, Times Staff Writer

BAGHDAD — Although Bush administration officials have frequently lashed out at Syria and Iran, accusing it of helping insurgents and militias here, the largest number of foreign fighters and suicide bombers in Iraq come from a third neighbor, Saudi Arabia, according to a senior U.S. military officer and Iraqi lawmakers.About 45% of all foreign militants targeting U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians and security forces are from Saudi Arabia; 15% are from Syria and Lebanon; and 10% are from North Africa, according to official U.S. military figures made available to The Times by the senior officer. Nearly half of the 135 foreigners in U.S. detention facilities in Iraq are Saudis, he said.Fighters from Saudi Arabia are thought to have carried out more suicide bombings than those of any other nationality, said the senior U.S. officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the subject's sensitivity. It is apparently the first time a U.S. official has given such a breakdown on the role played by Saudi nationals in Iraq's Sunni Arab insurgency.He said 50% of all Saudi fighters in Iraq come here as suicide bombers. In the last six months, such bombings have killed or injured 4,000 Iraqis...........