<body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d8902050\x26blogName\x3dDaily+Dissent\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dBLUE\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttps://dissent.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den_US\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://dissent.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d-2589073544957898418', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." Theodore Roosevelt

Questions, comments, tips? Send me an Email.

Windows Media Player for Mac Users

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Putting Politics Aside

Apr 21, 2005 — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush urged the Senate on Thursday to "put aside politics" and confirm embattled John Bolton to become U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Bush opened a speech about his Social Security plans with a personal plea on behalf of Bolton, whose nomination is in doubt due to allegations of abusive behavior the White House says are being trumped up by Democrats,

"I welcome you to the nation's capital, where sometimes politics gets in the way of doing the people's business," Bush told insurance agents and brokers.

You know what's interesting to me? Bush wants Democrats to put politics aside and go ahead and confirm Bolton. Okay, Mr. President. You go ahead and put your politics aside and retract the nomination of Bolton. While you are at it, put politics aside and tell Tom Delay he is a disgusting person and should resign from the House. Put politics aside and stop stumping for Social Security reform. Put politics aside and admit that you went to Iraq on a lie. Put politics aside and admit that the government has no business implementing a Conservative-Christians-only policy for judges. What's that you say? Ain't gonna happen? Well, then, I don't see why you would even make such a comment.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Terrorist Attacks Increase

How would one solve the problem of an increase in terrorist attacks? Increase military intelligence and security? Better planning and counter terrorism training? Or maybe we could just stop publishing the reports...

WASHINGTON -- The State Department has decided to stop publishing an annual statistical account of terror incidents worldwide, turning the task over to a government center established last year by Congress. "They are the people who do the detailed work," department spokesman Richard Boucher said in announcing the National Counterterrorism Center would take on the job. Last year, the department reported a decline in significant incidents of terror and then had to issue a corrected version showing an increase, The falloff had been used by senior Bush administration officials to bolster President Bush's claim of success in countering terrorism.


In typical Orwellian form, the Bush administration opts to remove the perception of the problem rather than addressing an actual resolve.

Take what you want, leave what you don't.

© 2005 Daily Dissent

Powered by Blogger