Posted by bosskitty on May 5, 2007
How can people carry a gun and kill other people in the name of God? Everyone shouts that God is on their side, right before they pull a trigger or ignite a bomb.
Mullahs, preachers, priests and rabbis are not supposed to be politicians. They are supposed to be spiritual leaders. When the line between politics and religion blurs, no one wins and too many people die. Politicians can let their beliefs guide their votes but not force their beliefs onto electors. There are good people in every faith, where are they? Have we killed them all? God should not be defined in blood. These are sad days for all …..
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Posted by nytexan on May 5, 2007
Can the media do the candidates justice by deciding who is a first tier candidate and who isn’t? With more than one year to go before the 2008 election and eight months before the first primary, the media has propelled three candidates in each party and dismissed the rest. Do candidates become first tier because of contributions? Are they first tier because the media has focused on them and told us so? Some candidates were called first tier by the media even before they announced.
Let’s look at the GOP debate first; many people on both sides thought Ron Paul showed the best out of the 10 candidates. But the media has dismissed him as “a long shot”. Is that fair to Paul’s campaign and to his followers? With all the focus on Romney, Giuliani and McCain, I didn’t even know Paul was running.
The Democratic debate wasn’t much better; everyone seemed to be dismissed except of course for Clinton, Obama. Edwards has strong public support, but, I’m not sure the media classed him first or second tier. Forget the rest of the democrats, they’re all long shots. Gravel got much needed attention, not because he has a shot in hell, but because the media thought he was humorous.
On what basis did the media dismiss Ron Paul and the others? Are they not controversial enough, or is it that the self appointed political analyst can’t be bothered with them? So how did we get here? How did it become a system where the media dictates who the American public would be exposed to, focus on or elect?
Their heads would spin if Gore and Thompson jumped in the race. The first tier is full, so I guess they will create an “A list” to precede tier one. Why should main stream media decide who we should vote for?
The last time we allowed the media to cram information of their choosing down our throats, Saddam had WMD’s and we ended up in Iraq. The medias’ role in the political arena is to expose the public to all of the candidates, not to pick the ones they think we need to know.
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Posted by nytexan on May 5, 2007
Why is it that our troops think its ok to torture? Do you think it’s because Bush thinks its ok and has authorized torture? Of course, soldiers are told to listen to their commanders even if they disagree with the orders. So how can we expect our soldiers, who are continually subjected to the aggressive and malicious behavior of their commanders, expected to escape mental illness.
More than one-third of U.S. soldiers in Iraq surveyed by the Army said they believe torture should be allowed if it helps gather important information about insurgents, the Pentagon disclosed yesterday. Four in 10 said they approve of such illegal abuse if it would save the life of a fellow soldier.
In addition, about two-thirds of Marines and half the Army troops surveyed said they would not report a team member for mistreating a civilian or for destroying civilian property unnecessarily. “Less than half of Soldiers and Marines believed that non-combatants should be treated with dignity and respect,” the Army report stated”.
The atrocities that the troops are exposed to are no fault of theirs. The lack of mental illness treatment or the denial that they have mental health issues is not the fault of the troops. The behavior that the troops have to exhibit to win Bush’s war is not the fault of the troops. It is the fault and failures of their commander in chief, Bush.
This is how Bush and the neo-cons support our troops. The lip service that they give to those words is beyond hypocritical. These men and woman who serve so honorably at the request of this country will come home mentally destroyed with no hope of support from the people who sent them there.
There are no excuses or constructive arguments that can be made for the destructive behavior of this president. Bush lied and bullied his way into this war at the cost of our troops and the long term effects of their mental health. Bush with his lies and torture policy has caused our troops to loose their ability to judge what is ethical and what is not.
For all of you who wave your flags, put bumper sticker and ribbons on your cars, that say you support the troops. For those of you denounce anyone who wants the troops home, just remember when those soldiers get home they will expect your support and effort to put them back together. Not a bumper sticker.
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Posted by bosskitty on May 5, 2007
Please GOD, rapture these guys before they destroy us all!
This God Toting, Gun Toting, Family Values Wielding, Liberal Hating, Science Twisting, Republican administration still puts commercial interests and corporate bottom line over the sustainability of this planet and it’s occupants. This administration, just like Pontius Pilate, has turned its back on responsibility for its actions. Maybe it’s because the only Green they care about is the kind that lines their pockets.
This alarming trend has global consequences for future generations. This administration is teaching survival to our children, who are learning a lie trumps truth, guns trump talk, and taking trumps asking.
As for Iraq: We are always “making Progress” (so we’ve heard over and over for 4+ years), but, if you listen to the few Iraqi citizens remaining around Baghdad, we have opened Pandora’s box and washed our hands. The Green Zoners could care less that the people, they say they govern, are dying out so fast that there will be no one left. The Republican strategy is to let the Iraqis kill each other off and let God sort it out … of course, God is on OUR side. So, the famous ongoing progress we hear about is really just cleaning the Iraqi house so this administration can install another puppet government.
Such successes we’ve had installing puppet governments, just do your homework.
The arrogance of this despicable administration has set The United States of America back into a colonial era mindset where cheap labor in poor countries is more desirable than taking responsibility for improving productivity conditions right here at home. Just listen to the Republican debate … three candidates are creationists and must believe they were created to impose their “GOD given” right to rule – please GOD, rapture these guys before they destroy us all!
Absolute power corrupts” and we are being victimized by this truth!
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