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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

It's Time to Bring Down the Bushevik Monarchy


The recent debate over the Iraq war and the Democrats' push for a withdrawal timetable has made it perfectly clear that George Bush and Dick Cheney are dangerous and delusional, repeatedly defiling the Constitution and ignoring the will of the people. To bolster the Busheviks' reckless war policies Cheney, aka Dr. Evil, tried this week to engage Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) in a pissing contest, but the feisty Democrat fired off the perfect opening and closing salvo: "I’m not going to get into a name-calling match with somebody who has a 9 percent approval rating." Bravo, baby, bravo. It's time to bring down the House of Bush. The Bushevik Monarchy must come to an end.

Back in November the American people sent a loud, overwhelming message to Washington that it disagreed with the Monarchy's foreign policy strategy and that it wanted an end to the war. It kicked Republicans out of office and handed control of Congress to Democrats. Since then, support for the war has dwindled to a small minority of kool-aid drinking Repugs. But does any of this matter to King George and his faithful Court Jester Cheney? Not a chance. They so arrogantly and defiantly march on in Iraq, slandering and maligning anyone or anything that gets in their way. Cheney accuses of Reid of "defeatism" for his recent comments that "the war is lost" but the simple fact is that Reid's statement resonates with a majority of Americans....as well as the facts on the ground.

Message to Bush and Cheney: America is not a Monarchy, and George Bush is not King. They've created this war under false pretenses, and have subsequently botched it on every imaginable level since day-one. They refuse to accept responsibility for the debacle that exists there now, and they ruthlessly attack the patriotism of anyone who dares come out against this military disaster. It's the Busheviks who are the unpatriotic ones. They're nothing but a vicious pack of self-serving, power-hungry draft-dodging cowards who are using the uniforms and bodies of our brave soldiers to prop up their own lack of real testosterone. I still find it mind-blowing that a battle-fearing wimp like Cheney can, on any conceivable level, attempt to smear a true war hero, patriot and military expert like Rep. John Murtha. But alas he will try, and keep trying. Because that's what these cowards do in their quest to hold onto their precious Monarchy.

The Busheviks shamelessly defend their exploitation of our men and women in the military by saying that we on the left who don't support the war therefore do not support the troops. This is irresponsible and reprehensible political rhetoric. The Busheviks and the GOP prides itself on its military prowess, and its support for, and of, our soldiers. Well, what about sending troops to die four years ago in an unjust war? What about failing to properly arm and equip them? What about increasing their tours of duty to 1 1/2 years? What about the outrageous health violations and living conditions at Walter Reade Hospital? What about the lies and cover ups involving Pat Tillman and Jessica Lynch? What about the consistent cutbacks of veterans' benefits? You call this support?

The war is lost and the Monarchy needs to accept that and stop blaming everyone but itself for it. How many soldiers have to die before we bring this conflict to an end? How many years must pass before, like Vietnam, we throw our collective hands up in defeat and say it's time to bring our brave troops home? How long must we as a nation endure the desperate, delusional rein of Bush and Cheney before we can get back on course to being the greatest nation on Earth?

On Tuesday Ohio Congressman and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich introduced articles of impeachment against Cheney. This came ahead of a series of protests planned for this weekend calling for the impeachment of both Deadeye Dick and King George. Let's just hope this is just the start of something much bigger.


On another subject......we could use your help at The Adrienne Shelly Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated in my wife's honor to help carry out her spirit and passion, with the goal of assisting women filmmakers. As you may know, Adrienne was brutally killed in NYC on November 1, 2006. Through the Foundation, her commitment to filmmaking lives on. We've finalized a scholarship with NYU's Tisch School of the Arts/Kanbar Institute of Film; and grants with Columbia University, American Film Institute, NY Women in Film and Television, the Independent Feature Project, and the Nantucket Film Festival. Other initiatives will follow. Please visit our website to learn more about our mission and to make a donation. Every little contribution helps preserve Adrienne's legacy, and to help create something positive out of this horrible tragedy. Thank you.

Adrienne's film "Waitress" will hit theatres May 2nd. Early reviews have been terrific. A link to the trailer is below. Enjoy.

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20 Comments:

  • At 4:01 PM, Anonymous chuck stout said…

    Well said, Andy! As I posted to a previous blog entry of yours, the Repubs believe that if you criticize the leadership of the war and you want to bring the troops home from being targets in Iraq, you're being unpatiotic and unsupportive. The only way the Repubs would have us support the troops is not to criticize the President's plan to continue to send more and more troops to Iraq, as those same troops are placed in extreme danger in the midst of Iraq's civil war. THIS is "supporting" the troops? I see the spirit of George Orwell's "1984" is still alive and kicking!

     
  • At 4:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I agree with you Andy 100%

    But, as with Nixon, it will take the Republicans to come to their senses. They have to go to Bush as was done with Nixon and tell him that it is over.

     
  • At 7:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hear ye! Hear ye! Andy pace your self buddy. You are on a roll. Continue doing as you're doing against all odds. You have the thankless task of alerting the (ignorant) masses. The masses are quickly growing restless. Everyday we are hearing of newer info and reasons to send the King(and others) to the guillotine. As if fabricating a war where thousands upom thousands of people are piled-up for his pleasure and profit wasn't reason enough. The facist-wannabees in the White House must be dealt with swiftly. Before the light of one more soul gets suffed-out prematurely and for no good reason. Aloha. James C

     
  • At 7:37 PM, Anonymous Larry said…

    Bravo to YOU Andy for another GREAT column. These Neo-con criminal 9-11 orchestrating mother fuckers dont give one rats' FUCK about the American people, our soldiers or ANYTHING American. The entire Republican party is nothing but a bunch of draft-dodging military hating COWARDS. None of this is shocking if you know any history of the Bush family. Andy, did you know that Bush is a member of Skull & Bones, the Bohemian Grove and his grandafther Prescott helped finance the concentration camps and made his first fortune directly from the Hitler regime?? It's documented FACT. We have to stand up against the New World Order and fight these globalist pieces of shit.

     
  • At 9:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "The recent debate over the Iraq war and the Democrats' push for a withdrawal timetable has made it perfectly clear that George Bush and Dick Cheney are dangerous and delusional, repeatedly defiling the Constitution and ignoring the will of the people."

    The President if the commander-and-chief of the military. The command-and-chief makes the final decisions for ALL military matters. The will of the people, nor the democrats push to surrender has anything to do with the constitution. How is Bush 'defiling' the constitution in the first sentence of your post?

     
  • At 10:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    your 100%right Andy only your about 6 years late doing anything.
    When a new pres.is elected and lucky enough to have a catastrophy like 9/11 and sends his acusers home like Bush didyou know theirs a crime thats been comitted on his part and then the lying starts cover-upespecially from a crinimal family and the people believed every thing he told them and even yet ,just the other night I read a fool writer that still tried to protect the lyer.She had to be one of thebunch of cronneys that is benefiting from his Government contracts.Its all about the almighty $ thats run this country.the people have no sense and will lyeif they think they can gain that dollar which also they have no principle and now they learned they can get out of anything by cant remember nothing.The only way to stop this crap,is to give them 25 years in Quintimo Maybe their memory will come backwhile their seting their.
    At this point this 2 party system will never work,Ive said 10 years ago we need to get rid of both parties and put the whole Gov on SS.
    Your not getting nothing from this new congress as they are all as crinimal fied as the regime and on top of that they all want this wonderful pres. job so they can retire with the 450 thousand and parade around above god.and tell everybody they can work for 7.50 an hour while they fly aroung in their fancy jets.and cause these monkey shows to put on on tv that theycall cogressnal investigations which tries to make you think they are doing something.
    If you want to ever get any action out of this congress you need totell them 30 days the soldiers and this crinimal bunch called the IRS is gone in 60 days or they all get indited not impeached thats no good,Look at Clinton -Impeach and let him set there and hes still running his mouthand selling his books of lyes.
    any that cant remember gets automic 25 yrs. and them proven guilty gets jail for life and no retirement.or better yet hung.
    If you dont jail them you cant get rid of them like Newt Gingrich put him in the library so he can come out now and run for president.
    If this country cant get rid of their crinimals and set up new parties theirs no use to spend your time to go votein these fixed elections this country has.Ive just about had it with this mess that this country has created.
    The best thing that could happen is a damn good tax revolt and they could run their printing presses 30 hours a day.
    If you want to know why they want to keep this Iraq mess going read this artical dated 4/03/07 congress must cut off Bush familywar profits on OPED NEWS.COM and you will see for your self The WHY

     
  • At 10:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Andy you are much to kind on these bastards!!
    Keep it up but my question is why do even a few not see this bozo for what he is? Just cant figure that out and my own sister is one of them.. Really disturbs me.. How can I reach her?

     
  • At 10:59 PM, Anonymous Vietnameravet said…

    Hey fellow anonymous. you ask how Bush has defiled the Constitution?? in his signing statements, his failure to uphold the laws he signs, in his secret manipulations to lead us into war, in his practice of torture, secret renditions..need more???

     
  • At 12:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    GLOBAL WARMING IS A SCAM!! Just like the war on terror and the war on drugs, the government is creating yet another market to steal money from taxpayers...

    Industry caught in carbon ‘smokescreen’

    By Fiona Harvey and Stephen Fidler in London

    Published: April 25 2007 22:07 | Last updated: April 25 2007 22:07

    Companies and individuals rushing to go green have been spending millions on “carbon credit” projects that yield few if any environmental benefits.

    A Financial Times investigation has uncovered widespread failings in the new markets for greenhouse gases, suggesting some organisations are paying for emissions reductions that do not take place.

    Others are meanwhile making big profits from carbon trading for very small expenditure and in some cases for clean-ups that they would have made anyway.

    The growing political salience of environmental politics has sparked a “green gold rush”, which has seen a dramatic expansion in the number of businesses offering both companies and individuals the chance to go “carbon neutral”, offsetting their own energy use by buying carbon credits that cancel out their contribution to global warming.

    The burgeoning regulated market for carbon credits is expected to more than double in size to about $68.2bn by 2010, with the unregulated voluntary sector rising to $4bn in the same period.

    The FT investigation found:

    ■ Widespread instances of people and organisations buying worthless credits that do not yield any reductions in carbon emissions.

    ■ Industrial companies profiting from doing very little – or from gaining carbon credits on the basis of efficiency gains from which they have already benefited substantially.

    ■ Brokers providing services of questionable or no value.

    ■ A shortage of verification, making it difficult for buyers to assess the true value of carbon credits.

    ■ Companies and individuals being charged over the odds for the private purchase of European Union carbon permits that have plummeted in value because they do not result in emissions cuts.

    Francis Sullivan, environment adviser at HSBC, the UK’s biggest bank that went carbon-neutral in 2005, said he found “serious credibility concerns” in the offsetting market after evaluating it for several months.

    “The police, the fraud squad and trading standards need to be looking into this. Otherwise people will lose faith in it,” he said.

    These concerns led the bank to ignore the market and fund its own carbon reduction projects directly.

    Some companies are benefiting by asking “green” consumers to pay them for cleaning up their own pollution. For instance, DuPont, the chemicals company, invites consumers to pay $4 to eliminate a tonne of carbon dioxide from its plant in Kentucky that produces a potent greenhouse gas called HFC-23. But the equipment required to reduce such gases is relatively cheap. DuPont refused to comment and declined to specify its earnings from the project, saying it was at too early a stage to discuss.

    The FT has also found examples of companies setting up as carbon offsetters without appearing to have a clear idea of how the markets operate. In response to FT inquiries about its sourcing of carbon credits, one company, carbonvoucher.com, said it had not taken payments for offsets.

    Blue Source, a US offsetting company, invites consumers to offset carbon emissions by investing in enhanced oil recovery, which pumps carbon dioxide into depleted oil wells to bring up the remaining oil. However, Blue Source said that because of the high price of oil, this process was often profitable in itself, meaning operators were making extra revenues from selling “carbon credits” for burying the carbon.

    There is nothing illegal in these practices. However, some companies that are offsetting their emissions have avoided such projects because customers may find them controversial.

    BP said it would not buy credits resulting from improvements in industrial efficiency or from most renewable energy projects in developed countries.

     
  • At 12:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Give it up, Repukes! Even the young students graduating from BYU - yep, that BYU in the reddest state in the union have said, "BULLSH*T"! There will be anti Bush Co demonstrations while Cheney is delivering the commencement address!!! The GOP base is lost when the mormons go - and they're gone! No one is listening to the fear and whining anymore!

     
  • At 10:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yeah and cheney got 5 deferments so he didn't have to go to Vietnam, and he wants to smear Murtha? Who's the liar and hypocrite here?
    Our Liar in Chief never served in the military,(he was AWOL in '72-'73 and can't remember where he was),PARTYING? DOING COKE? but he has no qualms about sending thousands of our troops to Iraq under false pretenses to die for nothing.
    Check some of bushs'accomplishments here(!)

    http://www.awolbush.com/

     
  • At 10:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    all that are worried about greenhouse gases and global warming ought to wait about 5 0r 10 years at a degree or 2 a year we got more important things like cleaning up the mess we got in Washington like getting rid of Government[crinimals]and getting this country back like it was before we ever heard of this regime. then attach global warming with people that has got nothing to gain from it.

     
  • At 3:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Gee, Where do I start? Bush repeadedly defiled the constitution? Do yoyu even know the constitution? How about you tell us where in the document as to who has authority over the military. While you are at it, show us who is reponsible for the United States Foreign Policy? It certainly isn't in Congress. You "Bravo" Harry Reid?..Egads, he and his cohorts border on treason, not to mention sedition, along with the whole lot of the dem leasdership. Yet the show no remorse or shame for their tripe….Even American soldiers are pissed at their rhetoric.

    Last novermber was NO mandate for the dems or for foreign policy. What world are you living in? If anything, it was a message to the reps to get their act together. You make it sound like a slaughter, now who's really drinking cool aid here?...I suspect it's you. And I can safely say that as the dems continue their surrender-at-all-costs dance it will cause them to suffer in 2008.

    As you and your ilk still maintain in face of all available evidence, this war was not started under false pretenses. Bush-haters maintain that this war is a failure, and that there is total chaos in Iraq, this is far from the truth. If you would bother to seek the truth, you just might find it. But you would rather whine along with all the other surrender-monkees that all is lost. I spit in your face!!

    Now you maintain that is was the Bush admin that fabricated the stories about Tillman and Lynch. Now THAT's a huge leap in extrapolation, in fact I would think you leaaped righ off the cliff.

    Hatred can at times have it's place, however, irrational hatred has no place anywhere.

    Perhaps you were happier when Clinton and Gore were runnin the show. Yes, we know what fruit they left us. WACO, OK City, 6 attacks by Al queada, a nuclear north korea, Missile technology to china, OSLO, money laundering and bribes from foreign powers, ie china, and other monumental screw-ups.

     
  • At 3:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    3:50,
    You forgot a war in Kosovo without UN approval and Operation Desert Fox, which had the mission: "To strike military and security targets in Iraq that contribute to Iraq's ability to produce, store, maintain and deliver weapons of mass destruction."

     
  • At 4:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Anonymous said...
    3:50,
    You forgot a war in Kosovo without UN approval and Operation Desert Fox, which had the mission: "To strike military and security targets in Iraq that contribute to Iraq's ability to produce, store, maintain and deliver weapons of mass destruction."


    Thank You for the reminder

     
  • At 6:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Andy you are 100% correct. The ignorance of the 30% of the population that still supports George Bush is amazing. I live in the deep South (MS) and even my friends and co-workers understand what an incredible danger the Bush Administration has become.

     
  • At 6:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    For at least a "half monarchy" see democrat.
    another Hay maker. The OHBOY REPORT. another blogger feigning journalism.
    Get a real job.

     
  • At 6:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oh I don't want to be like the libnerds and leave an anonymous comment, I'm not a Puss. My Name is Devon Haverly Absolutely unafraid. I left the last comment.
    And a fond Fuck off. Not everyone buys "your" sack of crap either.
    stop playing Journalist.

     
  • At 9:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    HYPOCRITE DEMOCRAT ALERT

    GLOBAL WARMING IS A SCAM

    2008 Candidates Rely on Private Jets
    By JIM KUHNHENN
    Associated Press Writer

    April 26, 2007, 6:44 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON -- A flock of small jets took flight from Washington Thursday, each carrying a Democratic presidential candidate to South Carolina for the first debate of the political season.

    For Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama, Chris Dodd and Joe Biden, it was wheels up shortly after they voted in favor of legislation requiring that U.S. troops begin returning home from Iraq in the fall.

    No one jet pooled, no one took commercial flights to save money, fuel or emissions.

    All but Biden, who flew on a private jet, chartered their flights -- a campaign expense of between $7,500 and $9,000.

     
  • At 7:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Ask about time!! They don't like to talk about how much time you get FOR A REASON!!!!

    Italian brain-less clones were used as monsters because god hates their guts.
    Jewish brain-less clones were used as monsters OUT OF CONVIENIENCE, creating anti-Semetism among the grossly disfavored.
    Money is a corruptor; people who have a problem with money aren't going:::Understand what the Bible teaches, for the gods imparted wisdom to the people with it.

     

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