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It’s a Wonderful LIFE!

January 20, 2009
It's Gonna Be a Wonderful Life!

It's Gonna Be a Wonderful Life!

It makes me happy to see this broken, old man leave office this way!   This last administration was all about greed and filling their pockets, so good riddance.

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Hey Ralphie!

March 12, 2008

I’m standing in the toothpaste aisle of the grocery store.  There is probably fifty types of toothpaste to choose from.  There’s even lemon flavored toothpaste!   The United States is full of choices, and we love choices.  Somebody is out there rubbing lemon flavoring all over the inside of their mouth.   

So in the land of choices, why don’t we expect the same thing in our political elections?  Let’s face it candidates are products and are marketed as so.  John McCain is the tough, durable truck.  Barack Obama is the fabric softener that will make your clothes feel good against your skin.  Hillary Clinton is the cereal that is good for you, but you aren’t sure what’s really in it.   

George Bush was sold to us as a guy you want to have a beer with.  Of course he’s an alcoholic, so how’d that work out?  Personally I don’t want to have a beer with a president – I want someone who will save our country from corporatists, will uphold the Constitution, and show the world what a great country this is.   

Ralph Nader announced recently that he’ll run for the third time.  The reason for his candidacy is always the same.  Republicans and democrats have lost their focus and favor corporations over the people.  These two parties have lead us into a war full of lies, destroyed the educational system to a point where most U.S. citizens believe the bible should be a text book, stripped away freedoms and rights,  taken apart regulatory agencies, destroyed the middle class in order to beef up corporations, and on and on.   

Ralph Nader is a viable candidate.  Ralph Nader did not cause Al Gore or John Kerry to lose the elections.  Gore and Kerry caused their losses.  In 2000 Nader’s percentage was 2.7 and in 2004 he received half of one percent.  Al Gore is a brilliant man, who should have had a greater voting percentage than George Bush, but of course U.S. citizens would rather have a beer with their alcoholic president than a talk with a president that might inspired them or bring this country back to the state of a world power – not just an oil greedy military power.  

These coming elections will be the same as the last two.  The television debates or commercials between the republican and the democratic candidate will be made up of two bland sour cream dips, and they will leave out the spicier dip just like in the past.

– Jake Drew

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The Altered State of the Union

February 11, 2008

I learned during the Reagan years to never watch a televised speech given by him.  He truly was the greatest actor of our time.  Forget Marlon Brando or the Fonda family – no one compared to Ronald Reagan!  He could make launching missiles toward Russia sound and seem like the right thing to do.  Oh yeah!  He did do that once – he was just joking around though.     

So I read President Bush’s last State of the Union address.  The body of the speech was a muddled mess of blurbs about housing, trade/jobs, terrorism, medicare, education, and more about there are people that don’t like our freedoms.  He did start out making an interesting point about the position of our politician’s responsibility to the country.  He opened with:

“…,All of us were sent to Washington to carry out the people’s business.  That is the purpose of this body.  It is the meaning of our oath. And it remains our charge to keep,….  So in all we do, we must trust in the ability of free people to make wise decisions, and empower them to improve their lives and their futures,….” 

And the President ended the speech on this note about “We, the people”,….:  

“…,Governor Morris was asked to draft the preamble to our new Constitution, he offered an important revision and opened with words that changed the course of our Nation and the history of the world: “We the people.” …,As we continue to trust the people, our Nation will prosper, our liberty will be secure, and the State of our Union will remain strong.  So tonight, with confidence in freedom’s power, and trust in the people, let us set forth to do their business.”

I think about the approval ratings of the President and Congress, which hovers around twenty percent.  He can’t honestly believe he’s carrying out what the people want.  We are being held hostage by this administration.  Maybe the only thing that can save us over the next year would be a hostage negotiator.  

Jake Drew

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Say What?!

December 31, 2007

The tragic assassination of Benazir Bhutto, former prime minister and the principal contender in Pakistan’s elections in the next few weeks, leaves a lot of questions to be answered or may never to be answered.

So far her death is in question as to whether she was shot or hit her head on the sun roof of the vehicle.  Was al-Qaeda responsible?   The Bush Administration comes out claiming that her assassination was a tragedy and they were supporting her in the elections, but their support has always been behind President Pervez Musharraf.  Heck!  The USA has given him an estimated $10 billion to fight terrorism. 

One question that I think ties into all this is what did Bhutto mean that Osama bin Laden was killed?   

Not long ago, November second, she made this comment on David Frost’s show, “Frost Over the World”, which is broadcast on Al Jazeera English television.  Sir David Frost asked her about the previous threats of assassination against her.  Bhutto responded that she had contacted Musharraf.  She felt that rather than focus on the organizations that it would be more important to go after three people who supported, financed, and organized these groups. 

Sir David pushed further in getting her to mention who these three were, and Bhutto pretty much named them on the television.

Bhutto answered with no hesitation, “Yes, well one of them is a very key figure in security. He’s a former military officer. He’s someone who’s had dealings… and he also had dealings with Omar Sheikh (Ahmad Omar Saeed Sheikh), the man who murdered Osama bin Laden.” 

Say what?  The man who murdered bin Laden?

Now maybe Sir David Frost isn’t the interviewer he used to be before the “Sir” part was added to his name because he never questioned what she had just said.

And then another vague message by bin Laden in a video shows up days after Bhutto’s death.  Her accusation opens up a whole bunch of questions into her assassination.   

You can see the video on YouTube.  The questioning starts about 4:30 into the interview, but it are worth watching the whole interview.

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Jake Drew