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As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. - H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are [a] few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid. - President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 11/8/54
The Nuremberg Tribunal declared: To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.
Bush on Social Security - I'm glad he doesn't give press conferences very often. Oh my GOD, it is PAINFUL! The disconnect between the questions and the answers, the rambling, the leaping from talking point to talking point as if they are ice floes giving him temporary shelter from the black and turbulent waters of ignorance and incoherence, the first-grader vocabulary, and the BULLSHIT! Just the BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT!!! - Plaid Adder, democratic underground.com Blog Box
I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today, my own government. - Rev. Martin Luther King
American farmers are being harassed, fined for three million dollars, and the crime is seed saving? What could be a worse situation for humanity? To turn something as valuable as saving seeds for the future into a criminal activity. - Dr. Vandana Shiva
While millions of Americans have no healthcare, no insurance, and no retirement, the wealthy busily fight for corporate welfare, end of bankruptcy protections, and relaxation of rules against usury. - Stan Moore
Could a media system, controlled by a few global corporations with the ability to overwhelm all competing voices, be able to turn lies into truth?' - Docu -Variety
Although few Americans realize that their country was the first to commit genocide, ethnic cleansing and use forced death marches, these historical facts didn’t escape the Third Reich and Adolph Hitler. He admired the American government for their efficiency' - Raymond
Is Bush the AntiChrist? My suspicion that he is indeed a powerful AntiChrist grew stronger after watching him and his entourage at the Vatican ceremony. He appeared to be the absolute opposite of the late John-Paul II. I wish he WAS the AntiChrist becuase that would give me hope that he will be eventually defeated and sent back to his Hell. - Self @ Biker Bar libertyPost.org
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a desert, they call it peace. - Calgacus
Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities also has the power to make you commit atrocities. - Voltaire (1694-1778)
The individual is handicapped by coming face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists. - J. Edgar Hoover
For years I have told Americans to wake up and see what was happening to their country before it was too late for America. Now it is time for me to tell the world to wake up about America before it is too late for them. - Baldknobber
Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica, the only director to win the Palme d’Or twice, said: Hollywood cinema was bigger than life in the 1940s and 1950s. Today, it is inferior to life. If you compare American cinema in the 1940s and 1950s with now, it’s devastating. You ask yourself, ‘Has humanity really progressed in such a stupid, idiotic way?’
Much of the world regards the United States as a rogue state and the greatest threat to their existence. - Samuel Huntington, Harvard Professor, Foreign Affairs
What conservatives are really arguing for is a return to the three historic forms of tyranny that the Founders and Framers identified, declared war against, and fought and died to keep out of our land. Those tyrants were kings, theocrats, and noble feudal lords. - Thom Hartmann
Bush has -- his administration has succeeded in a few years in making the United States the most feared and often hated country in the world. - MIT Professor Noam Chomsky
Why is Bush only interested in promoting democracy in oil-rich regions? - Iranian radio commentator
When the righteous triumph, there is great elation; but when the wicked rise to power, men go into hiding. Proverbs
As long as I count the votes, what are you going to do about it? - Boss Tweed
While opportunism isn’t new in U.S. politics, never did so many in one family extract so many dollars from taxpayers as when George Bush senior was president a decade ago. - David E. Scheim, author of Contract on America.
What you’ve got with Bush [George senior] is absolutely the largest number of siblings and children involved in what looks like a never-ending hustle. - Republican pundit Kevin Philips
It's beyond me how anybody can look at these protesters and call them anything other than what they are: Anti-American, Anti-Capitalist Marxists and Communists" - Rush Limbaugh speaking of the 500,000 Americans who gathered at the republican convention in New York to peacefully protest the policies of George W. Bush
It makes me really sad to know that so many people in this country are suffering, so many children are not being educated and all this money is going overseas to kill people. - Joe Bernick, Tucson Peace Action Coalition member
The unelected Bush Regime now controls the government, the military, the judiciary and the machinery of democracy itself. Absent some unlikely great awakening by the co-opted dullards of the corporate media, next November the last shreds of a genuine American republic will disappear at the push of a button. - Chris Floyd
You've got a President who says global warming is a hoax, and across the Potomac river you've got a Pentagon preparing for climate wars. It's pretty scary when Bush starts to ignore his own government on this issue. - Rob Gueterbock of Greenpeace.
At Guantanamo Bay we learned that the prisoners have to earn every single thing that they have. They are like dogs and if you allow them to believe at any point that they are more than a dog then you've lost control of them.' - Current Iraqi prisons chief Maj Gen Geoffrey Miller
Rumsfield (Bush's stooge) said, 'Anyone who continues to ask questions (congressional committees and media) could be charged with giving aid and comfort to the enemy.' Is this guy out of his freekin mind? - Dan
The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding. - Justice Brandeis, 1928
First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they attack you. And then you win. - Gandhi
Republicans are pushing the most radical assault on the environment in modern times. But history warns of catastrophe for leaders who trust ideology over science. - Glenn Scherer
Americans spend thirty two billion dollars on weight loss programs each year, that's three times the amount of money needed to end world hunger. - TV news
The old dogs have a new trick, criminalize the symptoms while spreading the disease. - Free speech TV
Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one. - A.J. Liebling
How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don’t think. - Adolf Hitler
If Americans win a war (not just against Saddam Hussein but the longer-term struggle) and loses the Constitution, they will have lost everything. - Lance Morrow, Time
I see all the dead Iraqi children. Boy, do I feel safe. - Seen on a T-shirt
Don’t get the idea that I’m one of these goddamn radicals. Don’t get the idea that I’m knocking the American system. - Al Capone, 1929
Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them. - George Orwell
Liberals feel unworthy of their possessions. Conservatives feel they deserve everything they've stolen. - Comedian Mort Sahl
The myth is that World War II ended with the defeat of fascism, but what really happened is that fascism got a grip on those fighting it, and is becoming increasingly pervasive and powerful. - Constitution Society
In 1946 the judges at Nuremberg who tried the Nazi leaders for war crimes left no doubt about what they regarded as the gravest crimes against humanity. The most serious was unprovoked invasion of a sovereign state that offered no threat to one’s homeland. Then there was the murder of civilians, for which responsibility rested with the 'highest authority.' - John Pilger
I'm amazed that there is such misunderstanding of what our country is about, that people would hate us. . . like most Americans, I just can't believe it. Because I know how good we are - Bush
The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson. - FDR, 1933
Let's be blunt. The real agenda of the new conservatives is nothing less than the destruction of democracy in the United States of America. - Thom Hartmann
Brother and sister traitors, loony radicals and conspiracy wackos, it's time to sit back and enjoy the Bush administration's 'lovely' war on Iraq and stop dreaming about impeachment, a full investigation of 9/11 or putting corporate criminals behind bars. Don't you understand that 'the adults are now in charge' and if we 'kiddies' don't shape up and stop mouthing off, we will be harshly dealt with? Can you say 'gulag' or 'concentration camp?' How about 'firing squad? - Bev Conover, Online Journal
America speaks to the world of equality, but there can be no equality between a millionaire and a beggar. - Fidel Castro
Ted Bundy, pride of the young Seattle Republicans murdered over thirty young women. - TV
While the developed world bemoans the destruction of the rain forests, few people realize that slave labor is used to destroy them. - Antonia Pinto, cook in a gold mining towns in the Amazon
Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? - The Bible on lies: James 3:11 NIV
I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won; there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. - Mahatma Gandhi
When all is considered the most outrageous thing is not the fact that people are criticizing the administration; it's the fact that nobody is being held accountable for misleading the nation into war. - Paul Krugman, NYT
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. - U.S. Constitution
As we know, there are known knowns. There are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns. That is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don't know we don't know. - Rumsfeld February 12, 2002
Any sources and methods of intelligence will remain guarded in secret. My administration will not talk about how we gather intelligence, if we gather intelligence, and what the intelligence says. That's for the protection of the American people. - President George W. Bush, New York Times, Sept. 14, 2001
George Bush, he’s bad on drugs, he’s sick mentally and physically, if he was a dog he’d be shot. He’s a scumbag. That’s why he won’t be re-elected. He’s not morally, physically or mentally fit to be President. - Christopher Hitchens, columnist for The Nation, Washington Editor for Harpers
The right of voting for representatives is the primary right by which other rights are protected. To take away this right is to reduce a man to slavery, for slavery consists in being subject to the will of another, and he that has not a vote in the election of representatives is in this case. - Thomas Paine,
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th president of the United States
Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Powell, Rice, and their international partners like Blair and Howard—are war criminals, deserving of the same juridical process that the Nazi mass murderers faced at Nuremberg. - Journalist Patrick Martin
I see people rising up, resisting, gearing up to fight the great good fight again, for decency, freedom, for the poor, for the earth. - Anne Lamott
Wouldn't you like to buy Bush for what he's worth and sell him for what he thinks he's worth. - Unknown
Where are we all going and what are we doing in this hand basket? - Bumper sticker
Profit or death they cry, but what if it's always death with or without profit? - free Speech TV
The true American goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy. - John Quincy Adams, July 4, 1821
George W. Bush is America's best hope, for a quick transition to a corporate feudal state run by a band of thugs. - Bill Smith
When the people are afraid of the government, that's tyranny. But when the government is afraid of the people, that' liberty. - Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence
As 2003 begins, greed and violence are being glorified, romanticized and marketed by the U. S. power structure in a manner unparalleled in recent history. Not since the out-of-control acquisitiveness and martial madness of ancient Rome destroyed its arrogant empire has such material and military excessiveness so dominated a culture. - Tom Turnipseed
America makes gods on earth of those who don’t produce anything tangible and it grinds into poverty the majority, branding the hardest working as losers. - Bill Smith
The White House has chosen instead to exploit and destroy the environment for the power and wealth of a few. In the name of the "non negotiable American lifestyle", they are killing the earth. - Ponz
I've never seen evidence Bush knows what the word 'freedom' means, but evidence he's against it accumulates every day of the year. - Grandma & Grandpa
The love of liberty is the love of others. The love of power is the love of ourselves. - William Hazlitt
We could send another man to the moon. But we'd be better served if President Bush had the vision to send millions of healthy, well-educated children into the future. - Tom
They can be counted on to tell us who our enemies are But they're never the ones to fight or to die - Jackson Brown
Most of the world already knows that the Bush government sent American children to kill and die in a war based on a lies. - world-crisis.com
Total Information Awareness" may be the closest thing to a true "Big Brother" program that has ever been seriously contemplated in the United States. - ACLU
Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power. - Benito Mussolini, Encyclopedia Italiana
Why should we hear about body bags and deaths and how many...It's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that? - Barbara Bush on Good Morning America
Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear-kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor-with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it... - General Douglas MacArthur, 1957
"I know what I believe. I will
continue to articulate what I believe, and what I believe I believe, what I
believe is right," July 23, 2001 Reuters - Bush said to the confusion of
the listening journalists during a meeting near the steps of the Forum in Rome,
Italy where orators used to speak.
American Democracy and Freedom - One
story is of a young girl who is 16 years old," he says of one of the
testimonies he video taped recently, She stayed for three days with the
bodies of her family who were killed in their home. When the soldiers entered
she was in her home with her father, mother, 12 year-old brother and two
sisters. She watched the soldiers enter and shoot her mother and father
directly, without saying anything." The girl managed to hide behind the
refrigerator with her brother and witnessed the war crimes first-hand.
"They beat her two sisters, then shot them in the head," he said.
After this her brother was enraged and ran at the soldiers while shouting at
them, so they shot him dead. "She continued hiding after the soldiers left
and stayed with her sisters because they were bleeding, but still alive. She was
too afraid to call for help because she feared the soldiers would come back and
kill her as well. She stayed for three days, with no water and no food. http://electroniciraq.net/news/1861.shtml
Minutes later, another vehicle swung around the corner and headed toward the scene. Soldiers immediately shot it up, too. A mother got out of the car, her hand severed by bullets. In her arms was her dead 7-year-old girl. Her young son also was injured. "She was sitting on the curb, holding her daughter, rocking, not crying, just in shock," the soldier said.
- Dionne Searcey, Newsday, Iraq
The Cuban leader Fidel Castro, linked Bush's government to corruption and torture. He said he closely watched the U.S. leader's inauguration speech Jan. 20 and saw "the face of a deranged person. If only it were just the face," he said to roars of applause by educators from 52 countries at the conference.
This so-called ill treatment and torture in detention centers, stories of which were spread everywhere among the people, and later by the prisoners who were freed,
were not, as some assumed, inflicted methodically, but were excesses committed by individual prison
guards, their deputies, and men who laid violent hands on the detainees. - Rudolf Hoess SS commandant at Auschwitz
Under Bush Administration initiatives, the American people now have the newly expanded freedom to be unemployed, to be homeless, to be deprived of medical insurance, and to be unable to afford prescription drugs without fear of government interference!
They now have the newly expanded freedom to breathe polluted air, to fear new mercury levels, to see great forests being thinned and pristine lands drilled for oil, and to remain helpless as the planet succumbs to global warming.
They are more free to live with skyrocketing deficits, reduced social programs, exorbitant energy costs, and tax cuts for the wealthy.
They are more free to die in illegal wars, to have their civil liberties disintegrate and see their personal choices invaded by the religious right.
They are more free to be hated by the world community and feared by nations who respected them in the past.
When Matt Rothschild, editor of The
Progressive magazine was asked about the Bush Administrations use of
torture, and it's use of torture prisons like Abu Ghurayb, he said: This is the
most shameful thing that the Bush administration has done in its litany of
shameful acts. It has besmirched the reputation of the United States and it is
violating one treaty after another, not only the Geneva Conventions but the
convention against torture and mistreatment and abuse. By violating those
conventions and treaties, Bush is violating Article VI of the Constitution,
which says treaties are the supreme law of the land. Bush should be impeached
What the news reports fail to
mention is that the killing of wounded insurgents and the strafing of civilians
has become a routine practice of the US military in Iraq. This practice emanates
from the military high command, it is part of US military doctrine and training.
It is not the result of a spontaneous individual decision by a US serviceman.
- Michel Chossudovsky globalresearch.ca
The Americans have opened the gates of hell, the Battle of Fallujah is the beginning of other battles.” He noted that, “We still have our strength, our force and ammunition, and the battle is long, very long. And we will turn Iraq into one big
Fallujah. - al-Janabi
Imagine that a Jewish child was killed…and how Israel would react…they are killing our children in cold blood as they are vociferously reminding the world of the so-called holocaust,"
- Abu Muammar, a Palestinian security official in Deir al Balah.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/18/04) MSNBC cable
DON IMUS: They're (the Palestinians) eating dirt and that fat pig wife of his is living in Paris.
COLLEAGUE: They’re all brainwashed, though. That’s what it is. And they're stupid, to begin with,
but they’re brainwashed now. Stinking animals. They ought to drop the bomb right there, kill ‘em all
IMUS: Well, the problem is we have (reporter) Andrea (Mitchell) there; we don't want anything to
happen to her.
COLLEAGUE: Oh, she's got to get out. Andrea, get out and then drop the bomb and kill everybody…
COLLEAGUE: Look at this. Animals. Animals!
Struggling to lift a Kalashnikov, a 12-year-old with the Mahdi army militia said
- Last night I fired a rocket-propelled grenade against a tank. The Americans are weak. They fight for money and status and squeal like pigs when they die.
But we will kill the unbelievers because faith is the most powerful weapon. rense.com
The presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold, leader of Bush's own denomination
said - We are loathed and I think the world has every right to loathe us because they see us as greedy, self-interested and almost totally unconcerned about poverty, disease and suffering,"
The nation also is disliked for its "reprehensible" rhetoric, the bishop said. "I'd like to be able to go somewhere in the world and not have to apologize for being from the United
Aug 15, 2004 U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, responding to the call-up of a Des Moines police officer who has already completed his eight-year military commitment, Friday called on President Bush to end the "backdoor draft." He also called Vice President Dick Cheney a "coward" for avoiding service in Vietnam and said Bush should return to the military.
"When I hear this coming from Dick Cheney, who was a coward, who would not
serve during the Vietnam War, it makes my blood boil," Harkin said.
"Those of us who served and those of us who went in the military don't like
it when someone like a Dick Cheney comes out and he wants to be tough. Yeah,
he'll be tough. He'll be tough with somebody else's blood, somebody else's kids.
But not when it was his turn to go." desmoinesregister.com
Aug 14, 2004 Today, an investigative panel will issue a report on abuse at Abu Ghraib prison. The panel was appointed by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and is headed by former Defense Secretary James Schlesinger. Its mission is to review detention operations and to advise Rumsfeld on the "cause of the problems and what should be done to fix them."
Asking the Pentagon to investigate torture at Abu Ghraib is like asking Jeffrey Dahmer to investigate Cannibalism in Milwuakee. One should not expect accurate results.
If Democratic policies had been pursued over the last two to three years, the kind of tax increases both Kerry and Edwards are talking about, we would not have had the kind of job growth that we've
had. - Dick Cheney speaking to us from the planet Mars. In the past three years America has lost 3 million jobs to corporate outsourcing, with an another 15 million Americans out of work and no longer collecting benefits. Teenagers are facing the worst summer job situation in 55 years, and unemployment in general is at its highest level since August 1994. Kerry and Edwards said nothing about tax increases, but want to repeal part of Bush's tax cuts for the rich. We've got a $500 billion deficit, and Bush's idea of a solution is to make his tax cuts permanent.
Helen Thomas calls him "the worst president ever." Jonathan Chait ranks him "among the worst presidents in US history." Paul Berman, brands him "the worst president the US has ever had." Nobel Laureate George Akerlof rates his government as the "worst ever." Christopher Hitchens, calls him "unusually incurious, abnormally unintelligent, amazingly inarticulate, fantastically uncultured, extraordinarily uneducated, and apparently quite proud of all these things." Fidel Castro said, "Hopefully, he is not as stupid as he seems, nor as Mafia-like as his predecessors were."
Everything worth saying about the American way of life I could put in thirty pages. Topographically the country is magnificent and terrifying. Why terrifying? Because nowhere else in the world is the divorce between man and nature so complete...To call this a society of free peoples is blasphemous. What have we to offer the world beside the superabundant loot which we recklessly plunder from the earth under the maniacal delusion that this insane activity represents progress and
enlightenment? - Henry Miller "The Air-Conditioned Nightmare" 2003
The war on Iraq was illegitimate . . . It was a criminal and moral conspiracy. No provocation, no link with al-Qaeda, no weapons of Armageddon. Tales of complicity and Osama were self-serving bullshit. It was an old colonial war dressed up as a crusade for Western life and liberty, and it was launched by a clique of war-hungry Judeo-Christian geopolitical fantasists who hijacked the media and exploited America's post-9/11 psychopathy. - David John Moore Cornwell age 72, is probably the world's best-known spy writer
It's time for 'no more Mr. Nice Guy.' All those people shouting, 'Down with America!' and dancing in the street when Americans are attacked? We have to kill
them. - Unspecified Bush "strategist" interviewed by Robert Dreyfuss of American Prospect
When a Palestinian kills Israelis, he is considered by the US to be a terrorist. But, when the Israelis kill Palestinians, demolish their houses, confiscate their land and commit acts deplored by international law, the US defends the Israeli actions as
self-defence. - Dr. Saad Al Ajmi is a former Minister of Information in Kuwait
In 1935 Sinclair Lewis became the first American to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature for his now famous satirical political novel
It Can't Happen Here. Sinclair Lewis asked the question – what if an extremist right wing politician used a presidential election to make himself into a dictator? The hero, Doremus Jessup, a small-town newspaper editor in Vermont struggles with the new government’s attempts to censor his newspaper and ends up in a concentration camp. Buzz Windrip, the self-made dictator and one-time senator, rules America with the same cruel tactics he had practiced in his home state. The main ally of the fictional dictator is Bishop Peter Paul Prang, a popular right wing radio minister who endorses Buzz Windrip’s campaign. Doremus Jessup for all his moderation in trying to get along with the right-wing dictatorship, finds himself part of the resistance movement. He blames himself because he did not take Buzz Windrip more seriously when there was still a chance to stop him.
"Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful. This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted to them by their world government." - Henry Kissinger speaking at Evian, France, May 21, 1992 Bilderburgers meeting
"When a revolutionary power seeks to overthrow an existing and stable system, it begins first by refusing to acknowledge the legitimacy of that system, or it's rules. Those living within the system do not realize this, and therefore reject the notion that anyone would, for instance, disobey 'the rules' so blatantly and permit the murder of 3,000 people purely for political gain; even though such an action (or inaction) would hand the conspirators the cover to achieve virtually everything they could have ever dreamed of politically." - As Henry Kissinger once theorized (as related in Paul Krugman's book "The Great Unraveling")
"One power with a president who has no foresight and cannot think properly, is now wanting to plunge the world into a holocaust... Why is the United States behaving so arrogantly?... All that (Bush) wants is Iraqi oil." - Nelson Mandela, 30-Jan-03
"It has been said that among the dangers faced by a democratic society in fighting totalitarian systems is that the government runs the risk of imitating its enemies' methods and thereby destroying the very democracy that it is seeking to defend. I cannot help wondering if my government is more concerned with defending our democratic system or more intent upon imitating the methods of totalitarian regimes in order to maintain its already inordinate power over the American people." - VICTOR
MARCHETTI, ex-CIA agent
"While I have never subscribed to theories of biological determinism — that our behaviour is programmed into our genes — in the case of the Bush family I am willing to make an exception. For at least four generations they have been carriers of what genome researchers call the "low-down, lying, blood thirsty bastard" gene." - From Merchants of Death By John Bell
"You have to look at the entire Bush Family in this context -- as if the family ran a corporation called ‘Frauds-R-Us,’
George Jr.’s specialty was insurance and security fraud.
Jeb’s specialty was oil and gas fraud.
Neil’s specialty was real estate fraud.
Prescott’s specialty was banking fraud.
And George Sr.’s specialty? All of the above." - Lt. Cmdr. Al Martin, US Navy, (Ret)
"The Bush Administration dirty energy bill, temporarily blocked by only two votes, is perhaps the most outrageous example of public corruption this century. Someone in the press should be asking, Which of our elected representatives insisted that a subsidy for a Hooters restaurant be included before they would vote yes?" - Working Assets president Michael Kieschnick on the barely filibustered Bush/Cheney energy
bill "While opportunism isn’t new in U.S. politics, never did so many in one family extract so many dollars from taxpayers as when George Bush senior was president a decade ago" - David E. Scheim, author of Contract on
America. "What you’ve got with Bush [George senior] is absolutely the largest number of siblings and children involved in what looks like a never-ending hustle." - Republican pundit Kevin Philips
"The continuing indifference by the United States to atmospheric warming -- since this country generates one-fourth of the world's emissions with 5 percent of its people -- will almost guarantee more anti-U.S. attacks from people whose crops are destroyed by weather extremes, whose populations are afflicted by epidemics of infectious disease, and whose borders are overrun by environmental
refugees," - Ross Gelbspan Journalist
"Why is this man in the White House? The majority of Americans did not vote for him. Why is he there? And I tell you this morning that he's in the White House because God put him there for a time such as this." - General Boykin a Christian speaking of why George Bush is president. This was the first official proclamation attributing Mr. Bush's election to divine intervention.
Bush "is a hardened cynic, staging moral anguish he does not feel, pandering to people he cannot possibly agree with, and sacrificing the future of many American citizens for short-term political advantage. Is that a good enough reason to dislike him personally?" - Michael Kinsley, WP, 10/24/03
"I looked up the definition of "liberal" in a Random House dictionary. It gave the synonyms for "liberal" as "progressive," "broad-minded," "unprejudiced," "beneficent." The antonyms it offered: "reactionary" and "intolerant.'" - Walter
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. - President Dwight D. Eisenhower April 16, 1953
"We need to maintain law and order. We need to maintain peace in the world. We need to protect the environment. We need to have some degree of social justice, equality of opportunity. The markets are not designed to take care of those needs. That's a political process. And the market fundamentalists have managed to reduce providing those public goods." - George Soros
"Estimated amount that Clear Skies-related health problems will cost taxpayers, per year:$115 billion" - Mother Jones
"Tons of additional air pollutants permitted to be released by 2020 under Bush's "Clear Skies" plan: 42 MILLION" - Mother Jones
"If you put everything into context, 'new American century,' as used by the elder Bush, did not mean a new century in America. What it meant, in simplest terms, is that the United States would dominate the world in the 21st century. And that's what the younger Bush is clearly striving for, world domination." - Harley Sorenson, 21-Jul-03
"If Saddam Hussein indicates that he has weapons of mass destruction and that he is violating United Nations resolutions, then we will know that Saddam Hussein again deceived the world. If he declares he has none, then we will know that Saddam Hussein is once again misleading the world." - White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
"We need to execute people like John Walker in order to physically intimidate liberals, by making them realize that they can be killed too." - Statement made by right wing conservative Ann Coulter before the death of Paul Wellstone
"George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld care about the troops in the same way that Tyson Foods cares about chickens." -
Retired Army master sergeant Stan Goff whose son was recently deployed to Iraq
"Welcome to the Republic of Darkness and Unemployment." - grafitti in Iraq
Richard Nixon was reported to have admired Barbara Bush. He is quoted as saying - "that is a woman who knows how to hate."
"In my ten years with the Agency, I only recall one case of many hundreds where a man who had joined the Agency felt some scruples about the activities he was asked to carry on." - ALLEN DULLES, ex-CIA chief
"I refuse to accept the cynical notion that nation after nation must spiral down a militaristic stairway into the hell of thermonuclear destruction. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant." - Martin Luther King Jr. accepting the Nobel Prize for Peace
"Microsoft Chairman and CEO Bill Gates' net wealth -- $51 billion -- is greater than the combined net worth of the poorest 40 percent of Americans (106 million people)." -
Corporate Preditors By: Mokhiber & Weissman
"It takes relatively few people and little support to disrupt the internal peace and economic stability of a small country." - WILLIAM CASEY, Director of Central Intelligence 1981 - 1987
"This is total war. We are fighting a variety of enemies. There are lots of them out there. All this talk about first we are going to do Afghanistan, then we will do Iraq... this is entirely the wrong way to go about it. If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely and we don't try to piece together clever diplomacy, but just wage a total war... our children will sing great songs about us years from now." - Richard
Perle, Chairman, Bush Defense Policy Board- called by Beltway insiders 'The Prince of Darkness.'
"Politics is not about power. Politics is not about money. Politics is not about winning for the sake of winning. Politics is about the improvement of people's lives. It's about advancing the cause of peace and justice in our country and in our world. Politics is about doing well for people." - Senator Paul Wellstone (D-MN); 1944-2002
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed." - President Dwight D. Eisenhower April 16, 1953
"We must make clear to the Germans that the wrong for which their fallen leaders are on trial is not that they lost the war, but that they started it. And we must not allow ourselves to be drawn into a trial of the causes of the war, for our position is that no grievances or policies will justify resorting to aggressive war. It is utterly renounced and condemned as an instrument of policy." - Supreme Court Justice Robert L. Jackson, U.S. Representative to the International Conference on Military Trials, August 12, 1945
4.Intentionally launching an attack in the knowledge that such an attack will cause incidental loss of life or injury to civilians or damage to civilian objects or widespread, long-term and severe damage to the natural environment; 5.Attacking or bombarding, by whatever means, towns, villages, dwellings or buildings which are undefended and which are not military objectives. - Rome Statute, Article 8 defining war crimes under the Geneva Convention.
"Moustafa Kemal was undoubtely a very clever person. He could be one of the most popular Turkish politicians of the 20th century. Instead, he managed to become a butcher. Which proves that ingenuity, without moral principles, is useless..." - Mavrofides, a Greek journalist
"I HATE BUSH. I despise him and his entire administration not only because of its international policy, but also the national. It makes me feel ashamed to come from the United States, it is humiliating." - Jessica Lange told the enthusiastic crowd, while receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the San Sebastian film festival in Madrid, Spain.";
"There is no collaboration, no communication, no inclusiveness, no 'let's work together, let's solve the problems together. It's 'we know the way, you don't know anything. Get in the back of the bus and we'll drive the bus, I guess right over the cliff." - Dick
Gephardt, House Minority Leader
Gary Bauer, former president of the Family Research Council, crediting George W. Bush with Pat Robertson's decision to resign as president of the Christian Coalition: "I think Robertson stepped down because the position has already been filled ... [Bush] is that leader right now." The Washington Post, December 23, 2001
"Is this the GOP's vision of America? A land of sad patriots forced to turn to God alone to reconcile their love of country and family against the trashed and ruined horizon of the American dream they grew up believing they would some day share?." - J.G. Schwam
We have an Idiot Usurping Lying Weasel for a President." - Citizens for Legitimate Government
"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government." -
"This is the worst president ever... He (GW Bush) is the worst president in all of American history." - Helen Thomas
"The first sign of awareness comes with the realization that there are thousands of tormented souls burning in hell AND YOU'RE ONE OF THEM." - Unknown contributor
"Humanity is probably a genetic perversion created by the aliens. We are completely unnatural to the earth and live on it's surface like a cancer or an infestation of flees. We cut, kill, pollute, and burn everything we touch and soon we the genetic freaks will breed pollute and war ourselves right out of a planet." - Unknown contributor
"If morons could fly, the sky would be pitch black." - Red Eldorado
"Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats." - Howard Aiken
"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe." - H.G. Wells
"You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do." - Anne Lamott
"Only the educated are free." - Epictetus Discourses
"When you can't say 'fuck', you can't say 'fuck the government'" - Lenny Bruce
"People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply by the lives they lead." - James Baldwin
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russel
What can one person do? What can you do? Anything and everything. You will not believe it, but the world is waiting for your ideas, your creative energy, your love, and your courage. It is your world, and you are remarkably more in charge than you can imagine. - Granny D
"Entire villages were massacred by the Salvadoran death squads. In December 1982, 700 to 1,000 people were killed in the village of El Mozote, mostly the elderly, women and children. People were hacked to death by machetes and many beheaded; a child was thrown in the air and caught on a bayonet; and there was an orgy of rapes of very young girls before they were killed. An officer barked to a reluctant soldier: "If we don't kill the children now, they'll just grow up to be guerrillas." One month later, President Reagan certified to Congress that the El Salvador government was "making a concerted and significant effort to comply with internationally recognised human rights." But the killings went on." - VICTOR
MARCHETTI, ex-CIA agent
"It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of what he was never reasoned into." - Jonathan Swift
"Nearly all men can withstand adversity; If you want to test a man's character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln
"Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes crimes out of things that are not crimes. A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded." - Abraham Lincoln
"When they took the 4th Amendment, I was quiet because I didn't deal drugs. When they took the 6th Amendment, I was quiet because I am innocent. When they took the 2nd Amendment, I was quiet because I don't own a gun. Now they have taken the 1st Amendment, and I can only be quiet." - Lyle Myhr
"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies, The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." - C.S. Lewis
"I am considerably concerned when I see
the extent to which we are developing a one-party press in a two-party
country." - Adlai Stevenson, 1952
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Albert Einstein
"The things that will destroy us are:
politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work;
knowledge without character; business without morality; science without
humanity; and worship without sacrifice." - Mahatma
"If people demonstrate in a manner to interfere with others, they should be rounded up and put in a concentration camp."
- Richard G. Kleindienst, Attorney-General under Republican President Nixon, ca. 1970
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best night and day to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight and never stop fighting." -
"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself." - Harvey Fierstien
"When you are fascinated with the world, the world is fascinated with you." - Stephanie Smith
"You know your god is man-made when he hates all the same people you do." - from Usenet
"Textbooks are Soviet propaganda."
- Jerry Falwell, 1980
"Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions."
- Jerry Falwell, 1981
"Fundamentalism isn’t about religion, it’s about power."
- Salman Rushdie
"I distrust those people who know so
well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their
own desires." - Susan B. Anthony
"The main doctrine of a fanatic’s creed is that his enemies are the enemies of God."
- Andrew White
"I remember the line from the Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita which says, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." - Robert
Oppenheimer, inventor of the atomic bomb, July 16,1945.
"International wars, are the instruments by which iniquities re-establish their crumbling thrones by dissipating on battlefields, the human virility that threatens their existence." - Frank Anstey - 1915
"My brother need not be idealized, or enlarged in death beyond what he was in life, to be remembered simply as a good decent man, who saw wrong and tried to right it, saw suffering and tried to heal it, saw war and tried to stop it." - U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy, June 8th, 1968, the day of his brother Robert's funeral.
"I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go to the mountain. And I’ve looked over and I’ve seen the promised land . . . So I am happy tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man."
- Martin Luther King Jr., speech at Clayborn Temple, Memphis, TN, the night before his assassination, 1968
"It's a funny thing that most of the time when we see the phrase "junk science," it is in a context of defending something that threatens either the environment or our health. This makes sense when one realizes that money changes hands only by selling the illusion of health and the illusion of environmental protection. True public health and real preservation of the earth's environment have very low market value." - Stauber
"Ignorant and free has never been and never will be." - Thomas Jefferson
"The greatest purveyor of violence on earth is my own government."
- Martin Luther King Jr., 1967
"The aim of totalitarian education has never been to instill convictions, but to destroy the capacity to form any." - Hannah Arendt Ideology and Terror: A Novel Form of Government
November 1994 Bush is elected governor with 53.8 percent of the vote, defeating popular incumbent Ann Richards despite her attacks on the stadium deal and Bush's grasp of issues. (She had declared that it was "difficult to run a race against someone who doesn't have a clue.")
"What matters is not the reality of bias or prejudice but its appearance." - Antonin Scalia, 1994
"The whole majority-rule farce is a door through which the unworthy enter, knowing that a select and discriminating instance would relegate them to the menial and clerical jobs they might be able to perform . . . You do not enhance the survival potential of a species by handing all basic decisions over to the unfit, those who are least competent to represent that species."
- William S. Burroughs, ca. 1978
Are you ready to ride out the massive economic, political, and media power grabs by small elite empire builders who are destroying the incomes of labor and the middle class? Can you handle the rolling economic failures which are already drowning nations around the globe in deeper and deeper waves? Are you ready for the collapse of the value of the dollar and a huge increase in the price of all imports, including oil? - michaelmandeville.com
The NWO needs an obedient puppet. He has been their best one so far, stuttering and stammering his way to infamy. The spoiled illiterate brat from Texas has moved the NWO agenda farther ahead than most any other president. The NWO must be proud of their prodigal son. From convicted DWI felon, to head of the armed forces. Now that's an accomplishment. - Ted Twietmeyer
When I gave food to the poor, they called me a saint; but when I asked why people are poor, they called me a communist. - Brazilian Bishop Don Helder Camara
large international corporations, acting through subsidiaries in the developing world, take advantage of slave labor to improve their bottom line and increase the dividends to their shareholders.
We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force. - Ayn Rand
Retired General Wesley Clark revealed that in November 1991, Bush administration and Pentagon officials authored a secret plan to attack a series of seven Muslim countries -- Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Somalia, and Sudan.