Truth in Politics

I present this evidence, these links, these readings because I believe, with all my heart, that this country is heading into dangerous times. I believe that we, as a people, must stop being led by a nefarious (albeit brilliant) propadanga machine -- comparable in its methods and incidiousness to that of the Third Reich (evidence below.) I urge you to read outside the so-called "liberal" mainstream press before deciding upon your candidate. Do not be mislead by superficial appearances (which is as foolish and potentially catastrophic as choosing a spouse on looks alone.)

We (and the entire world) are going to have to live with the consequences of our choice in November, so please, take your vote very, very, VERY seriously!!!

These links contain well-documented information, well-written essays and well-argued opinions which you are not likely to see in your local newspaper or on TV. It is not "paranoid" to remind you that those media outlets are owned by big business and beholden to those who have their own political agendas. If you want truth, you often have to look past the pabulum they are feeding us, and dig a little.

Don't be a sheep or a lemming! Get informed. If you find any of these private investigative journalism websites to be useful and/or informative, please support them in whatever way you can. Remember, many of these writers are independent, freelance journalists doing research on their own time, at their own expense without the benefit of salary or advertising. They do this because they believe, as I do, that it is our PATRIOTIC DUTY to investigate our leaders and keep asking questions and scratching away at the veneer until we get some truth.

The GOP are master manipulators of both the media and human emotion. If you don't stop and take a close look, you might get caught up in their flag-waving rhetoric, which masks their true agenda. I believe that a sensible person, once armed with the FACTS, cannot possibly vote for George W. Bush. I hope after reading some of this page, you will agree.

Thank you.

 

 

If you're not outraged, you haven't been paying attention!

 

I'm not saying Bush is just like Hitler, but there ARE some very disturbing similarities between the policies and propaganda of the current administration and that of Germany in the 1930's. For some historical perspective:

Sen Byrd, Media Begin To Cover Bush-Hitler Connection
by Harvey Wasserman and Bob Fitrakis

Bush-Hitler Comparison - Karmakat

Bush-Hitler Links - Fallout Shelter News
(somewhat rabid but makes some interesting points)

"It is easy to lead people into war, regardless of whether they reside within a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. All that is required is for their government to tell them they are being attacked, and [then] denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to greater danger."
--Nazi leader Herman Goering

When Ordinary Citizens become Enemies of the State

Round 'em up! Move 'em Out!
I saw this with my own eyes. Why wasn't it openly reported?

"A Protest Against a War on Terrorism Might be a Terrorist Act"--Fran Shor

A report from the trenches - Peaceful protest of the GOP convention

So, you think "this is a free country?" Gnawing away at freedom, nibble by nibble

Those who cannot remember the past are
condemned to repeat it.
-George Santayana, 18631953, American philosopher

 

Karl Rove - Senior Advisor and Chief Political Strategist
or Angry Madman, Evil Genius and Insane Puppet Master?
Once you know the dirty tricks of which this man is capable,
you will hold all "truth in politics" up to a new standard.

The Political History of Karl Rove

The Vengence of Karl Rove

Summary of the McCain "Black Baby" smear campaign

The Killian Memo about Bush's National Guard Service? A Lie or a Clever Media Plant? by Adrienne E. Gusoff

Rove, who has a long history planting false stories to create political waves designed to benefit his candidate, was also apparently the unnamed source for a false leak about a photo of W dancing naked on top of a bar. Rove planted the false story in the Drudge report to raise the media's scandal bar. When the photo never surfaced the press ignored W's alcoholic past for the rest of the 2000 campaign --Toby Rogers (see full story)

 

On January 19, 2002--just nineteen weeks after the 9/11 attacks--Bush's top political adviser, Karl Rove, told a high-level gathering at the Republican National Committee to "go to the country" and tell the American people they can "trust the Republican Party to do a better job of...protecting America." Soon afterward, Bush authorized the Republican Party to sell photographs of himself aboard Air Force One, looking concerned and talking on a red telephone to the Vice President on 9/11.
--Judd Legum & David Sirota (see full article)

 

Vice President Dick Cheney says the "United States will risk another terrorist attack if voters make the wrong choice." Sounds like a protection racket to me. "Ya know some really bad things could happen to this really beautiful place ya got here. Nothin' like that would ever happen if my boys are lookin' out for it." Kevin G (see full article)

 

How complicit was the current administration in the events of 9/11?
What did they know and what are they hiding?

Who did it? Solving the mystery of 9-11

Rumsfeld and Bush Failed Us on Sept. 11
by Gail Sheehy

5-Minute Video of George W. Bush on the Morning of 9/11

9/11, War on Terror, Homeland Security: Lies vs. Facts

We are ready for any unforeseen event which may
or may not happen.
--George W. Bush

 

How They Yank Our Chains

The REAL Terrorists by Adrienne E. Gusoff

Jingoism and fearmongering are cheap ways to avoid hard issues - The Nation

This faith that the American people have in President Bush over Senator Kerry is puzzling, because Kerry has the credentials, the experience, and the courage to fight an effective war on terror. The only quality Bush has shown thus far is bravado. The GOP wants to turn our Vietnam heroes into losers. And that's why one conservative Republican won't be voting for Bush this November. -- Eric Siddall (read full article)

Bush's Credibility Gap: He talks the talk, but does he walk the walk?

http://www.house.gov

Molly Ivins deconstructs the GOP Convention

A great many people mistake opinions for thoughts.
--Herbert V. Prochnow

So, what's the real story with Bush's military service? Did he or didn't he?

Long but informative article by E. Boehlert/Salon.com

No Way, Jose! Says this complex but well-documented site


There are two kinds of people who never amount to much:
those who cannot do what they are told,
and those who can do nothing else.
--Cyrus Curtis

Some of the ways in which the Patriot Act affects YOU:
(Be afraid...be VERY afraid!)

The heck with Big Daddy! Watch out for the cable guy! (Wash Post)

Patriots Defy the Patriot Act -(Wash. Post)

ACLU Says Justice Dept.’s PATRIOT Act Website
Creates New Myths About Controversial Law

Should you be scared of the Patriot Act? (Slate)

He who is firmly seated in authority soon learns to think security,
and not progress, the highest lesson of statecraft.
--James Russell Lowell

The Dick Cheney-Halliburton Connection.
Pay attention to who REALLY benefits from a war in Iraq

Democrats want Cheney-Halliburton probe - CNN

An entire website dedicated to this connection - Halliburton Watch

"The administration that took us to Iraq is staffed by men who avoided service themselves. These same people award multi-million dollar contracts for work in Iraq to their friends and associates as they cut benefits to our soldiers..." (read more)

Fascism should rightly be called Corporatism, as it is the merger of corporate and government power -- Benito Mussolini

How the White House agenda affects you in other
smaller, but important ways

Taking away the right to die with dignity - NYTimes via The Week

Allowing currently banned assault weapons back on the street - info and petition

White House lies and says air in lower Manhattan safe to breathe after 9/11

What you need is sustained outrage...there's far too much
unthinking respect given to authority.
--Molly Ivins

Is Kerry really a waffler, or is that just Bush Machine propaganda?
Here are the facts

Winning the war on terror isn't possible
-- George W. Bush, 8/31/04

"Make no mistake about it: We are winning and we will win [the war on terror]"
-- George W. Bush, 9/1/04

"Feel the Hate" Paul Krugman - NYT Op Ed - Opinion

Why do half of all Americans embrace our most incompetent and
most reckless president, our most hated president overseas?
By Gerald Rellick


Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies
is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism,
and find criticism subversive.
--Henry Steele Commager

We won't be fooled again! (Or will we?) A look at past and future voting debacles

A Zimbabwean journalist looks at the 2000 Election from the outside

The Diebold electronic voting machines contain a stunning security hole

Talk about election rigging! Why isn't this illegal??

Not scared enough?

Fed up? Do something!


There's an old saying in Tennessee -- I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee...that says, fool me once, shame on...shame on you. Fool me...you can't get fooled again. - George W. Bush

If Christ DOES rise again, he's gonna smack Dubya and his minions upside the head!

Is it Christian to hate gays? An eloquent article by a Protestant pastor.

In defense of Biblical Marriage

Should Christians/Catholics Condemn Kerry for his "pro-choice" stance? Reader's Opinion, NYT

So, you think Dubya cares about the "sanctity of life?" Think again!

 

The Christian Right is always talking about the wrath of God striking down all those people who don't believe as they do. If there IS such a thing as the wrath of God, maybe all these hurricanes in Florida are His punishment for that state siccing the Bush boys on America. And now the Caymans have been hit. What's in the Caymans? Rich Republican's tax-sheltered money! Sure seems like a sign from above to me.

 

If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
--Matthew 15:14

 

In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.
--Mark Twain

Bush's Friends

"Did you watch Schwarzenegger's speech at the convention? Don't you just love how he got 'hooked on becoming a Republican' during the Nixon-Humphrey debates? Uh, Arnold, there were no Nixon-Humphrey debates!!! Just what America needs: a prominent politician being profoundly influenced by a paranoid Jew-hater who kept an Enemies List." - Kerry Prep
(read more on this same subject)

Hungry for more truth? Visit these sites
for a whole mess of great links and info:

The Emperor's
New Clothes
Investigative Journalism


Free Downloadable Bush-Bashing Stickers

Comments? Suggestions? Quotes? Links? I'd love to hear 'em!

 

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not igorance -- it is the illusion of knowledge.
Daniel Boorstin

 

Straight from the Horse's, uh, "Mouth"

 

Here is comedian David Steinberg's old routine about taking an exam when you are so clueless, you don't even understand the question:

(As if reading the test question:) "Refute the allegation that the literature of the middle ages was moribund."
(As if writing:) "Some believe that the literature of the middle ages was moribund. Some believe that the literature of the middle ages was not moribund. I believe that the literature of the middle ages was not moribund. In order to refute the allegation that the literature of the middle ages was moribund, one would need to have a detailed knowledge of the literature and history of that period."
(Whispering to self) "which I wish to God I had."

Here is Bush's speech, in which he is asked about "sovereignty." (I think Steinberg might have a good case for plagiarism here!)

video

 

Is our president our own worst enemy? See! Even HE agrees!

video

 

Quotes by George W. Bush
(THIS
is the leader of the free world??!)

Our nation must come together to unite.

It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it.

Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?

Washington is a town where there's all kinds of allegations. You've heard much of the allegations. And if people have got solid information, please come forward with it. And that would be people inside the information who are the so-called anonymous sources, or people outside the information — outside the administration.

I am mindful not only of preserving executive powers for myself, but for predecessors as well.

I glance at the headlines just to kind of get a flavor for what's moving. I rarely read the stories, and get briefed by people who are probably read the news themselves.

The law I sign today directs new funds and new focus to the task of collecting vital intelligence on terrorist threats and on
weapons of mass production.

You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.

I mean, there needs to be a wholesale effort against racial profiling, which is illiterate children.

In my sentences I go where no man has gone before.

One of the common denominators I have found is that expectations rise above that which is expected.

They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some kind of federal program.

I appreciate that question because I, in the state of Texas, had heard a lot of discussion about a faith-based initiative eroding the important bridge between church and state.

He can't have it both ways. He can't take the high horse and then claim the low road.

For every fatal shooting, there were roughly three non-fatal shootings. And, folks, this is unacceptable in America. It's just unacceptable. And we're going to do something about it.
(see what)

One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.

This administration is doing everything we can to end the stalemate in an efficient way. We're making the right decisions to bring the solution to an end.

There's only one person who hugs the mothers and the widows, the wives and the kids upon the death of their loved one. Others hug but having committed the troops, I've got an additional responsibility to hug and that's me and I know what it's like.

People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.

 

 

created 9/10/04     last update: 9/11/04