I’ve said it before – If the Democrats didn’t approve of Bush and his invasion of Iraq, they wouldn’t have voted for his war. They would’ve stood up to him a long time ago. I’m beginning to believe our Democratic congressmen have been sexually abused by their colleagues from across the aisle, and now they’ve got Stockholm Syndrome.
If I were president, I’d make pot smoking mandatory for everyone who thinks it should be illegal. I’d force all Republican men to wear a burka and to gay-marry eachother.
Sean Hannity would have to gay-marry Anne (The Man) Coulter and Hannity would have to wear the burka.
Chris Matthews would be forced to gay-marry Tim Russert. They sould both have to wear Burkas at their wedding.
Bill O’Rielly would have to marry Rush Limbaugh, and Limbaugh would wear the burka.
John J. Miller of the Wall Street Journal said:
“The time has come to abolish reservations for the good of the people who live on them.”
White Man knows what’s good for Native Americans. End their sovereignty.
The name of John J. Miller should not soon be forgotten. This is a corporate ‘fatwah’ against Indigenous American sovereignty.
Why did Muslim theocratic governments meet and disseminate the Danish cartoons to deliberately incite international protests of cartoons while they failed to do so on the eve of the Iraq invasion? Because many of these Islamic theocracies approved of Saddam’s removal. Period. The international left produced mass-protests on the eve of the Iraq invasion, but the Islamic countries did not participate!
Since when do Evangelicals believe in science? As Evangelicals, they’re still waiting for the rapture. They don’t actually give a rat’s ass about the environment.
Their leaders are gay-bashing televangelists who deceive old ladies with promises of faith-healing if they’ll only just send their last twenty dollars. They lose no sleep if she’s got nothing left to eat but dog food.
What the Evangelicals bring to the table of this crony-alliance is their perception management resources – A vast network of mega-churches within which consent can be manufactured for just about anything, no matter how perverse (torture, warantless spying, wars of aggression, planned misery). Their ability to achieve results is undeniable. They’ve delivered many political victories to the most morally-bankrupt politicians alive.
Since when do CEOs of oil companies care for anything beyond the next quarter’s profits? These guys have made record profits during wartime while working families are gouged at the gas pump.
Now that they’ve finally realized that there’s a global movement which will only increase in scale, scope, and funding, they want a piece of the action. I remain unconvinced they actually understand the problem from a scientific perspective or that they would actually care if they did understand.
I’m confident they’re doing this because they’re anticipating getting a cut of federal funding (Just as Pat Robertson intercepted funds for Katrina victims), coopting the environmental movement, watering down the response, spreading misinformation, and generally sabotaging the response to the global environmental crisis.
We know this from experience. Some of us have been paying attention to the response to hurricane Katrina and to Bush’s war crimes in Iraq. All they can see is an opportunity to profit from the suffering of others, and to further consolidate power.
We remember Mike Brown, FEMA, the deliberate neglect of the Katrina victims, the deliberate gentrification of New Orleans, Halliburton’s no-bid contracts in Iraq and New Orleans, $60 hammers, $25 each for crappy MREs, dirty water pumped from the Euphrates and served as drinking water to our soldiers in Iraq, other contractors delivered defective body-armor.
I’ll never trust a bunch of war-profiteering CEOs and war-mongering Evangelical TV preachers. This whole initiative is just a fig-leaf for the worst criminals in the world: pollluters, war-profiteers, price-gouging oil companies, religious con-men, Bush-collaborators.
I’m convinced their coalition is pit of vipers. I’ll give them credit for one thing: they’ve got the best public relations consultants money can buy. We’ll be keeping an eye on them.
Here’s an excerpt from their website:
Does addressing climate change mean we’re becoming liberals?
Climate change is not a liberal issue. It is a profound problem for people Jesus loves, people Jesus died to save.
Are we working with environmentalists?
No. While we are not working with environmentalists, and are critical of some of their views and approaches, we also feel that once we have established our own voice on this issue we should use this as an opportunity to share the gospel with those who care about “environmental” issues…
I created a new account at D.U. and got immediately censored and banned for expressing an unwillingness to compromise with religious fundamentalists on the issue of free speech. Sadly, it’s not just the Christian and Muslim fanatics who try to silence their critics. The admins at DemocraticUnderground.com have a policy of zero tolerance for my opinions. They’re going to be hearing a lot more from me in the future.
Here’s the thread where they clipped everything I said. I used not one curse word, no personal hostility, just a bit of political self-expression which cannot be tolerated.
I sent the following emails to all the admins at D.U.
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
I’m not really troubled by your censorship, I’m only really troubled by your censorship of my discussion of your censorship policy and how it’s interpreted. I’m also troubled by having my email ignored afterward. You must be willing to defend your censorship and openly discuss it, or you have no credibility.
On 2/3/06, Balzac wrote:
I can understand if you don’t want excessive profanity. I can understand if you don’t want to lose your christian democrats, so you delete blasphemy. After all, this site is to serve the interests of Democrats.
But you deleted every mention I made of your censorship. You should at least be able to discuss your censorship policy, rather than squelch conversation on that topic. I didn’t see anything in your policy about comments about your censorship policy. That was undeniably a heavy-handed response to my criticism.
Furthermore, I busted a guy who was enthusiastically pushing an ultra-right wing book, and I called him a Republican. You guys let freepers get away with waaay too much on DU. But you deleted some of those messages too, and suspended my account.
I think it might be more appropriate to call yourselves DLC Underground. Either that, or just take away the word ‘Underground’ from your name.
The underground of the democratic party is belongs to those of us who refuse to respect religious fundamentalism and show little patience for DLC Democrats.