Thursday, December 29, 2005

On a short siesta

till the 3rd of 06. Any takers to join Truth Serum for times like this?

Can't really tell the truth and he knows he can't rely only on lies

Why he must have another vacation...to dream up a more creative way to deceive.

First, we get a president bobbing and weaving like Muhammad Ali. He knows he can't really tell the truth and he knows he can't rely only on lies. The resulting dilemma leads him to veer from unintelligible muttering to attempts to distract, and then to chest-beating bravado and attacks on his accusers.
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A critical component of White House Scandal Defense 101 is rallying the partisan base. This keeps approval ratings in territory where the wheels don't start falling off. The way to achieve this goal is you go negative and you don't let up. If you're always attacking your accusers, the debate becomes one of Democrat vs. Republican, rather than right vs. wrong. Anyone who questions the legality of the decision to wiretap thousands of Americans unlawfully is attacked, as either an enabler of terrorists or a bitter partisan trying to distract a president at war. — Former U.S. attorney and congressman Bob Barr

A well taught monkey.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Loony



We don't need no stinkin' laws! Thanks Pablo.

Rick Perry: Dismal Failure

From the other guy running for Texas governor.

Perry Education Record: Dismal Failure

Texans need look no further than Perry's failed leadership on education to see why he's overstayed his welcome. From school finance, to school performance, to the skyrocketing costs of college, the Perry record on education is an unspeakable, unspinnable flop.

School Finance: Through five regular and special legislative sessions, Perry has had the opportunity to fix our broken public school finance system; he is 0 for 5. On the two occasions when he even bothered to propose a school finance plan, his own Republican-controlled legislature literally laughed him out of the capitol building. And it is a good thing they did, because his plans would have raised taxes on the vast majority of Texas families to pay for tax cuts and exemptions for his elite political patrons, and would have even further weakened our public school system while protecting existing tax loopholes that the big shot contributors who bankroll Perry already enjoy.

School Performance: Under this governor's failed leadership, the number of Texas schools failing to make the grade has nearly doubled in just one year -- from 420 in the 2003-04 school year, to 821 in the 2004-2005 school year. Perry and his Republican leadership team have imposed one unfunded mandate after another on Texas school districts without providing our students, teachers, administrators and local boards with the resources to meet those demands. The Perry prescription? More vouchers, more standardized tests, and even fewer resources for the schools that need help the most.

Access to College: A few short years ago in Texas, our colleges and universities were among the best educational values in the nation; under Governor Perry that is no longer the case. More and more Texans are finding the doors to college closed to their children, priced out of higher education by skyrocketing tuition costs and fees, and an increasing lack of adequate financial aid. In 2003, Perry signed legislation deregulating tuition rates at our public colleges and universities, resulting in tuition costs skyrocketing by nearly 50 percent statewide and over 100 percent at some of our premier universities. Perry even made it more difficult for families to plan ahead or prepare in advance to meet the rising costs of a college education. He passively sat by and did nothing as his Republican legislative leaders dismantled the innovative and effective Texas Tomorrow Fund, which had allowed thousands of hardworking Texas families to prepare for their children's higher education by investing in advance in pre-paid tuition and fees at lower current rates.

Texas families -- school children, college students and parents -- deserve better. But they won't get it while Rick Perry and his cronies are in charge.

Our new friend

The Supreme Irony of Life... take your shoes off and say hello!

Drinking and driving

I swear mama, I haven't been drinking again!- GW

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Support Nick Lampson

Support this guy and send him $$ to defeat DeLay. Do it now!

Spying on the world

WTF?
President Bush and other top officials in his administration used the National Security Agency to secretly wiretap the home and office telephones and monitor private email accounts of members of the United Nations Security Council in early 2003 to determine how foreign delegates would vote on a U.N. resolution that paved the way for the U.S.-led war in Iraq, NSA documents show.

Two former NSA officials familiar with the agency's campaign to spy on U.N. members say then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice authorized the plan at the request of President Bush, who wanted to know how delegates were going to vote. Rice did not immediately return a call for comment.

Monday, December 26, 2005

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Dial M for Moron

Never allow a moron near a phone...

Yum yum

Go ahead, eat that juicy burger or chicken nugget. Ugh!

Friday, December 23, 2005

Former Jeff Gannon publisher running for Vice Chair of Texas GOP

Raw Story has the goods on this...

The GOP operative and conservative website owner who hired a onetime prostitute to cover the White House has decided to run for the vice chairmanship of the Republican Party of Texas, RAW STORY has learned.

Jeff Gannon, a $200-an-hour gay male escort, resigned from Eberle’s Talon News last February after
pictures and stories emerged which revealed that he once toiled as a gay male prostitute. Eberle shut down the news site shortly thereafter, although his satellite Website GOPUSA.com remains active.

It later emerged that Gannon had attended scores of White House press briefings, often providing the White House press secretary an easy out amid heated grilling from the press. It also surfaced that Gannon had used a pseudonym while posing as a reporter – his real name was James D. Guckert.

Bloggers also discovered that Eberle once interviewed Bush adviser Karl Rove, which could explain how he was able to a get a veteran male escort past the Secret Service.
RAW STORY revealed that Gannon made more than 200 visits to the White House during his tenure as a Talon News correspondent
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Despite Eberle’s alleged extensive connections, the New York Times
reported that "Texas Republicans said he was not well known in the party" and the Houston Chronicle had difficulties getting "[s]everal local Republican elected officials" to return phone calls when they profiled him after the Gannon scandal. Sherry Sylvester, a spokeswoman for the Texas Republican Party at the time, told the Chronicle, "I’m not going to comment because I don’t know him, and nobody here does."

In that same Chronicle story, Eberle hinted that he might run for public office "some day down the line."

One Texas Republican, Chris Elam
blogged on Eberle’s chances to become Vice Chairman:
I guess if you were to place odds, Eberle would be the favorite based on how many man hours he has spent working for the GOP. I'm sure we'll start seeing his slick glossy mailers early in 2006. The race is a name ID position. So he better build it up, or risk some bigger name coming in and taking it away from him.
Elam interned for Congressman Tom DeLay while in high school and is also the Vice President for his father’s political resource firm, Campaign Resources, which lists DeLay as an erstwhile client.

Eberle has already launched a
website touting his candidacy. Oddly enough, it was registered on Feb. 7, 2005, one day before Jeff Gannon resigned from Talon News. It’s unclear when the site went live.

The state party election will take place at the Texas Republican convention to be held at the San Antonio Convention Center June 2-3, 2006. So far, Eberle only has two declared opponents.
Raw Story

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Only if...

File the Bin Laden Phone Leak Under 'Urban Myths'

But coming from the mouth of the bubble boy, it's no surprise.
President Bush asserted this week that the news media published a U.S. government leak in 1998 about Osama bin Laden's use of a satellite phone, alerting the al Qaeda leader to government monitoring and prompting him to abandon the device.

The story of the vicious leak that destroyed a valuable intelligence operation was first reported by a best-selling book, validated by the Sept. 11 commission and then repeated by the president.

But it appears to be an urban myth.

The al Qaeda leader's communication to aides via satellite phone had already been reported in 1996 -- and the source of the information was another government, the Taliban, which ruled Afghanistan at the time.

The second time a news organization reported on the satellite phone, the source was bin Laden himself. Washington Post

"...we will not accept anything less than complete honesty."
— G. W. Bush(Source: The Whitehouse)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

A big welcome

to The Reaction to our Truth Serum Blogroll! Please stop by and and say hola!

Our very own Texas asshole

Yes indeed...
“None of your civil liberties matter much after you’re dead,” said Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), a former judge and close ally of the president who sits on the Judiciary Committee.

Truth Serum on back order for RNC

RNC are some very poor liars? Andrea Mitchell smacks down the bogus RNC press release which accused Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter of authorizing searches and surveillance of Americans without a court order.

Can o' Fun has the video

Fat Cat Tom Part II

What a difference a decade makes. DeLay is not working hard to represent his constituents and those are his own words. Naughty naughty.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Abramoff to squeal

Sleepiness nights for some...
Jack Abramoff, the Republican lobbyist under criminal investigation, has been discussing with prosecutors a deal that would grant him a reduced sentence in exchange for testimony against former political and business associates, people with detailed knowledge of the case say.
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Prominent party officials, including the former House majority leader, Representative Tom DeLay of Texas, are under scrutiny involving trips and other gifts from Mr. Abramoff and his clients. The case has shaken the Republican establishment, with the threat of testimony from Mr. Abramoff, once a ubiquitous and well-connected Republican star, sowing anxiety throughout the party ranks. NYT

Bring on Snoopgate

And I'm not talking about Snoop Dog or Snoopy.
Finally we have a Washington scandal that goes beyond sex, corruption and political intrigue to big issues like security versus liberty and the reasonable bounds of presidential power. President Bush came out swinging on Snoopgate—he made it seem as if those who didn’t agree with him wanted to leave us vulnerable to Al Qaeda—but it will not work. We’re seeing clearly now that Bush thought 9/11 gave him license to act like a dictator, or in his own mind, no doubt, like Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. Jonathan Alter
read more...

Listen to Bubble Boy caught on tape here.

Fat cat Tom

Makes ya think what he really is upset about...the loss of power or missing a $200 meal.
Over the past six years, the former House majority leader and his associates have visited places of luxury most Americans have never seen, often getting there aboard corporate jets arranged by lobbyists and other special interests.

Public documents reviewed by The Associated Press tell the story: at least 48 visits to golf clubs and resorts with lush fairways; 100 flights aboard company planes; 200 stays at hotels, many world-class; and 500 meals at restaurants, some averaging nearly $200 for a dinner for two.

Instead of his personal expense, the meals and trips for DeLay and his associates were paid with donations collected by the campaign committees, political action committees and children's charity the Texas Republican created during his rise to the top of Congress.

Put them together and an opulent lifestyle emerges

Censure motion filed on Bush

Here to hoping for an early Christmas vacation for bubble boy.
Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) has introduced a motion to censure President Bush and Vice President Cheney for providing misleading information to Congress in advance of the Iraq war, allowing torture, and other provisions, RAW STORY has learned.

Conyers is also seeking an investigative body to determine whether the President committed impeachable offenses.

Resolution to create investigative body to determine if offenses are impeachable (click here); Resolution to censure President George W. Bush (click here); Resolution to censure Vice President Dick Cheney (click here). Raw Story

who's #1

skippy the bush kangaroo is...

Monday, December 19, 2005

Texas Gubernatorial Poll

Thanks to Pdiddie, the results of the first ever Texas Kossacks Texas Gubernatorial Poll has Bob Gammage out front. This is not surprising as Gammage is a Clarkie and we all know how well he does in all of the Kos presidential polls.

Who will you vote for in the March primary?
  • Felix Alvarado 1%
  • Chris Bell 24%
  • Bob Gammage 58%
  • Not voting -- signing Kinky's petition 14%
  • Other 1%

Go vote!

Impeach the Mo Fo

Ok, it's a start...or as Texas Governor Rick Perry would say "Adios Mo Fo".

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Get your american made bush

Every right wingers dream, some bush for Christmas. People actually buy this crap?

"I'll Sign Anything"

This is a favorite of the new Kinky Friedman for governor ads. With ads like this it is really hard to take him serious. But in Texas...ya just never know.

Jib jab year in review

Jib jab jib jab jib jab jib jab...here's to a brighter 06.

Friday, December 16, 2005

The grim reaper has left CNN

...and moved to Faux News. How will they ever win the war on Christmas?

Get the picture?

Bob Gammage wants Perry's job

I told ya to remember Bob Gammage. Officially pencil him in as a Democratic candidate for governor of Texas. Expect good pal General Wesley Clark to be in our neck of the woods often in support of Bob. Visit the Gammage web site to learn more of him.
The Tale of the S.S. Perry

The S.S. Perry was a floating think tank for special interests, cruising in a tropical paradise on a sea of unregulated money.

What did it produce? The corrupted process produced corrupt policy: A series of inept schemes so bad that even the Republican majorities laughed them off the floor of the Legislature. Plans that would have raised taxes on the vast majority of Texan families to pay for tax cuts for an elite few that would have weakened the public school system while protecting tax loopholes that Perry's big shot contributors rely on. -Bob Gammage
There you go...a plug for Bob and all I'll have until I learn more of him.

Too few of us care that Bush keeps on lying

One good reason to tell the truth is that it's hard to hang on to a lie.

Like George W. Bush is doing with Iraq.

Any cop will tell you they know about liars and how they lie. It's a basic course at the police academy.

The big tip-off is always when the story changes. The first time the perp tells you a story, he's gonna make it sound good for him. But then you try to break him down. And if he changes his story, you got something - a little crack - that maybe you can pry open to get to the truth.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

It starts at the top

Bush says DeLay and buddies not guilty. Ha! Goes to show that breaking the law starts at the top in this White House.

Depends on what the meaning of purpose is

The people at Think Progress are so damned good.
On day that the United States invaded Iraq, President Bush said that we were doing so “reluctantly” but that “our purpose was clear” — to get rid of Saddam’s “weapons of mass murder.” (Note: Bush did not say “purposes.” According to Bush, there was only one purpose.)

Yesterday on Brit Hume, he said he would have invaded even if he knew there were no weapons of mass destruction. Would have been nice if he’d mentioned this earlier.

We’ve got the video evidence:
Send him a case ot truth serum.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Novak: Bush needs to reveal source

Fitzgerald needs to subpeona Bush asap! He has been lying to the American people since day one.

Newspaper columnist Robert Novak is still not naming his source in the Valerie Plame affair, but he says he is pretty sure the name is no mystery to President Bush.

"I'm confident the president knows who the source is," Novak told a luncheon audience at the John Locke Foundation in Raleigh on Tuesday. "I'd be amazed if he doesn't."

"So I say, 'Don't bug me. Don't bug Bob Woodward. Bug the president as to whether he should reveal who the source is.' " News and Observer

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Turd serum alert

Lying to a federal investigators is not a good thing. Right Turd Blossom?

New Orleans: What the hell happened to my city

This is an email from family in New Orleans. It is quite astonishing. I expect to hear some incredible storytelling over the holidays. What a fuck up of leadership.
You wouldn't believe it here. You have to live here to understand what it means to live through disaster and try to keep a smile. People have changed here from easy going to scattered and anxious. I drive to work each day in a flood zone with water lines to my neck. Debris is everywhere and has yet to be cleaned up. Stores hours are compromised and many are still closed. Restaurants are serving limited items advertised on paper menus. Our family is for the most part confined to Jefferson parish because Orleans parish is not yet functioning to full capacity. Some people are still not drinking the water in Orleans because of health issues. A leak in a water pipe was found yesterday. That means that the debris of hell may have entered one of the water lines. There is an overall smell of disaster and disappointment.

If I sound bad to you it is because it really is bad. I am scared about our future here and scared about losing my home to the next hurricane. The natural land barriers to the state of Louisiana have all but disappeared and there is no indication that the barriers will be rebuilt. The levee system may or may not be upgraded depending on how the rich views the poor. The bottom line to all of this is that the poor are not valued like the rich. They should be though because they are really the only ones left with spirit and soul. Why? Because that’s all they have and all they ever had to keep them going. I wish we could take the spiked heels out of the backs of the poor and place them into the backs of the Republicans.

I won't be this negative at Christmas. I promise. Aunt Anne

Monday, December 12, 2005

Tough week for the hammer

From this week's Top 10 Conservative Idiots.
Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Shit Creek) received yet more bad news last week after a judge dismissed conspiracy charges against him, but upheld more serious money laundering charges. Oh dear. Not that you'd know about the alleged money laundering if you're a Fox News fan, of course - courtesy of BradBlog, here's how three different media organizations broke the news via their email alert system:

Yahoo News Breaking News: AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A Texas judge has refused to dismiss money laundering charges against Rep. Tom DeLay but threw out conspiracy charges.

CNN: Breaking News - Judge tosses conspiracy charges against ex-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, but allows money-laundering charges, according to AP.

Fox News: Texas judge drops conspiracy charges against Rep. Tom DeLay.

Oh my rolling eyes. Anyway, the fact that DeLay could still go down for money laundering hasn't made one jot of difference to George W. Bush's "honor and integrity" administration - Vice President Dick Cheney popped out of his undisclosed hidey-hole last week to raise funds for the Former Hammer in Houston. Classy.

Mind you, it's no wonder that DeLay is still in trouble - it turns out that his argument for dropping the money laundering charges was that "the statute did not include the use of checks,"according to the AFP. Yes, according to DeLay only people who launder cash can be convicted of a crime. Nice try.

And with polls now showing that 49% of registered voters DeLay's district would vote for an unnamed Democrat compared to 36% who would still vote for DeLay, it looks like Hammertime may be finally drawing to a close...

Why he must be impeached

After all we know now he still would have send us to war. An Absolute nut job. This just further proves our point that the reasons for going in were a pack of lies.
"I made a tough decision. And knowing what I know today I'd make the same decision again," Bush said answering a question linking the Iraq war to the search for weapons of mass destruction 2 1/2 years ago. Bush said about 30,000 Iraqis and 2,140 U.S. troops had been killed since the start of the war.

He told the World Affairs Council Iraq was a "down payment" on Democracy in the Middle East. UPI
Down payment for a wet dream fantasy of a democratic middle east seems more like it. This little down payment of 30,000 plus lives has been over played.
Two-thirds of those surveyed oppose the presence of troops from the United States and its coalition partners and less than half, 44 percent, say their country is better off now than it was before the war.
Send them home now...asshole.

“It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!”

The words of the educated one.
GOP leaders told Bush that his hardcore push to renew the more onerous provisions of the act could further alienate conservatives still mad at the President from his botched attempt to nominate White House Counsel Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court.

“I don’t give a goddamn,” Bush retorted. “I’m the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way.”

“Mr. President,” one aide in the meeting said. “There is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution.”

“Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,” Bush screamed back. “It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!”

I’ve talked to three people present for the meeting that day and they all confirm that the President of the United States called the Constitution “a goddamned piece of paper.”

They decide, then report

Fair and Balanced. It only takes a phone call from a Saudi Prince.
During last month’s street riots in France, Fox News ran a banner during a news segment, reading: “Muslim riots.” Billionaire Saudi Prince al-Walid bin Talal, who owns 5.5% of Fox News, was unhappy with the tagline:
This is the say who blamed U.S. policies for 911 the terrorist attacks.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Plan for victory

The American military command said Saturday that five American soldiers had been killed in rebel attacks in and near the capital. - NYT

And 11 wounded who nobody ever seems to talk about.

Is this what its come to?

This is Bush's version of a hero's welcome. Has he welcomed one fallen soldier yet? To his credit, vacation time is more important.

But in reality, many are arriving as freight on commercial airliners -- stuffed in the belly of a plane with suitcases and other cargo.

Again, this proves how all his honoring the troops speeches are a load of crap.

We luv

ya Skippy!

Bush "I don't think you can win it"- the war on Terror

Dean said we couldn't win the war in Iraq.

Thanks to CanOFun for pulling this video from the archives.

Remember this statement from our fearless leader... watch it

Bush said we couldn't win the war on terror. Which is worse?

Saturday, December 10, 2005

RIP: Richard Pryor

One of the greatest comedians of all time passed today due to a heart attack. Long live Richard Pryor.



Listen to this classic clip. Southern Hospitality - 1983

So so true

He is a hypocrite.

Iraq, the Congress, and the Truth

Support Murtha's plan.

America wants and deserves real answers on Iraq: What is the clear definition of success? Is there a plan? How much longer and how many more lives? In short, what is the end game?

Because we in Congress are charged with overseeing the safety of our sons and daughters when the president sends them into battle, it is our responsibility, our obligation to speak out for them. This obligation has not been met. That's why I am speaking out now.

I offered a concrete plan to get our troops out of harm's way, where they have become the target. I don't expect every member of Congress to agree with my specific proposal in this debate - but I do expect them to take part in that debate, not to squash it.

I am asking you to join me in demanding a real discussion of the war in Iraq from the U.S. House of Representatives.

Tell Congress to Have an Honest Debate For the Safety of Our Troops.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Dream date

Moderates for the most part would believe that having Tom DeLay back would be a disaster

GOP Rep. Shays says "My Leadership Doesn't Get It"...and also this to say about Tommy Boy.
A longtime proponent of ethics reform, Shays said members have found lobbyist favors "seductive." For instance, he said a former DeLay aide took him out for dinner last year and only after he called the restaurant afterward did he learn that the dinner cost $86 -- more than the $50 threshold permitted under ethics rules. He said he sent the restaurant a check for the cost of the meal. Shays again said DeLay should not return as majority leader even if he is cleared of state money-laundering charges, and his moderate colleagues agree. "Moderates for the most part would believe that having Tom DeLay back would be a disaster," Shays said. He predicted that the House Republican Conference will hold an election for a new leader.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Chicken Little

Found this quote on Greg's site.
The Wall Street Journal's Brody Mullins Notes that if DeLay thinks the court proceedings will "drag on," he could choose not to run for re-election. "In Texas, Republicans must file for re-election by early January, and Mr. DeLay has yet to do so."
Chicken?

Exceeding in torture

Remember Bush's exciting Iraq strategy speech from a few days ago...



And you wonder why nobody listens to him any longer? Except for Lieberman of course.



I do give him credit for an A in torture. Or did Condi do all his homework?

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Two of a kind

Democrats have fun outside Cheney DeLay fundraiser while Republicans inside are stupid enough to throw money into the Delay criminal defense fund. More on this here, here and here.





To bad I could not attend...those damn kids.

Fox throws "Holiday Party"



Meanwhile, FOX News throws a holiday party. I doubt you'll hear Bill tell his listeners to boycott the company who pays for his phone sex.

Tom DeLay sinks in new poll

Ouch, save that Cheney.

CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP POLL (December 1-4)
TEXAS DISTRICT 22

QUESTION: If Tom DeLay runs for re-election in 2006, in general, are you more likely to vote for the Republican candidate Tom DeLay or for the Democratic Party's candidate for Congress?

Democrat 49%
Tom DeLay 36%

Opinion of Tom DeLay

Favorable 37%
Unfavorable 52
Unfamiliar 11

Charges Against DeLay Are...

Definitely true 15%
Probably true 40
Probably false 26
Definitely false 8

Funny, he has much more to worry about other than his leadership post.

Monday, December 05, 2005

John Kerry: Support Nick Lampson

Today, two men and half the Republican Party's troubles are appearing side-by-side in Texas. Vice President Dick Cheney is traveling all the way to the Lone Star state to help bail out Tom DeLay by appearing at the embattled Republican leader's fundraiser.

I don't need to tell you what kind of values Tom DeLay represents. You've been reading about it for years - the indictments, cronyism, intimidation - and the countless underhanded legislative maneuvers to put special interests ahead of you and your family.

None of this is new, except for one thing - there is an excellent opportunity to beat him this time. If you help his opponent, Nick Lampson, put up a strong fight, Tom DeLay might soon be an ex-Congressman.

Learn more about Nick and support his campaign

As much as we should all be encouraged by the fact that Republicans have recently been exposed for their failed leadership, the bottom line is that real accountability only comes on Election Day. And there is no greater message we can send about our determination to take back Congress in 2006 than an all-out effort to defeat DeLay himself.

It won't be easy to pull this off. Cheney wouldn't be in Houston today if Republicans weren't taking this race very seriously. But that should only make us want to work harder. That's why I'm challenging all of you to show the power of the Democratic grassroots by joining together to match, in thousands of small donations to DeLay's Democratic opponent, what Dick Cheney raises at his VIP reception with DeLay tonight.

I know it's early, but to win this race, Democrats need to begin building up a grassroots organization in DeLay's district now. And believe me, our candidate, Nick Lampson, is someone well worth your support.

Learn more about Nick and support his campaign

The best way I can put it is this: Tom DeLay is no Nick Lampson. Nick is fiscally responsible and always puts his constituents first. A former Congressman, the Houston Chronicle named Nick the Houston-area Representative who spent the most time and effort on constituent services. On Capitol Hill, Nick founded the Congressional Caucus on Missing and Exploited Kids, where he fought hard for a national Amber Alert program. Nick even received the Congressional Leadership Award from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Nick Lampson showed a lot of guts getting into this race. He's a good man and the perfect candidate to take down Tom DeLay. If we can't get geared up for this race, then that means we just don't have what it takes to win back Congress. But I refuse to believe that.

Let Dick Cheney and Tom DeLay stand side by side in Texas today. There are only two of them, and there are millions of us. Let's help Nick Lampson defeat Tom DeLay -- we'll show that Democrats can win any race, up and down any ticket all across America.

Sincerely,

John Kerry

Sunday, December 04, 2005

DeLay sends wrong message

DeLay had this to say over the weekend.
Iraq right now is the central front on the war on terror, whether we like it or not," DeLay told about 200 soldiers and their families at a banquet held in their honor inside Minute Maid Park. "Our choice is not between different visions of victory but between victory and surrender. Only one choice is worth the legacy of the United States and the heroes she has lost in this conflict. Victory is our choice."
If that's the case why are the terrorist not in Iraq. Spitting out the same old lies is why his way of thinking is now in the minority.
Iraqis, rather than foreign fighters, now form the vast majority of the insurgents who are waging a ferocious guerrilla war against United States forces in Sunni western Iraq, American commanders have revealed.

Their conclusion, disclosed to the Sunday Telegraph in interviews over 10 days in battle-torn Anbar province, contradicts the White House message that outsiders are the principal enemy in Iraq.

Guess who's in Crawford



And I thought the president quit drinking?

Friday, December 02, 2005

A great Holiday uh Christmas gift

Is it ok to say holiday? According to Bill, your a commy if you do. Can you say nut job? Anyway, click the picture to learn more of this book.

"I brought everything on your wish list, Sir."

Scoot on out of town

Today's message from the Democratic Party.

The Republican poster boys for the culture of corruption - Dick Cheney and Tom DeLay - will be together in Houston this Monday to raise money for Tom DeLay's legal defense fund.

Come out, welcome Dick Cheney to Texas and tell him he needs to stop ducking questions about his role in the CIA leak scandal and manipulation of pre-war intelligence. Also, ask Tom DeLay why he continues to raise special interest cash after being indicted on charges of money laundering.

Who: Dick Cheney and Tom DeLay
What: Dick Cheney Raising Money for Tom DeLay's Legal Defense Fund
When: Monday December 5, 2005 5- 8:00 p.m.
Where: Westin Oak Hotel 5011 Westheimer Houston, Texas
*Participants will gather along the Galleria 2 & 3 entrances


Thank you,

The Democratic Party

P.S. If you own a scooter, bring it to the protest in honor of Dick Cheney's indicted former Chief of Staff, Scooter Libby.

Tom DeLay’s plan to redistrict Texas violated the Voting Rights Act

A document obtained by the Washington Post reveal that career lawyers in the Justice Department unanimously concluded that Tom DeLay’s plan to redistrict Texas violated the Voting Rights Act:

Read more.

Stay The Course?

10 US Marines Killed in Iraq Bombing

Much of Ramadi Under Rebel Control

Iraqi Insurgents 'Strong and Could Get Stronger'

Two US Allies Leaving Iraq, More May Go

Is the US Training Iraqi Death Squads to Fight Insurgents?

Poll: Most Doubt Bush Has Plan for Iraq Victory

Security Incidents in Iraq, Dec. 1

Iraqi Rebels Again Seizing Foreigners

Now that's progress!