Thank you red voter, for voting against your best interest. Thankyou for caring more about gays marrying than you do about your own ability to acquire healthcare. Thankyou for rewarding a man who gives tax incentives to companies that ship your jobs overseas. (Oh well more time for you and cousin Billy Bob to sit around the local diner eating grits i guess.)

Thankyou for not knowing there is no connection between Iraq and 9/11.

Thankyou for thinking that becasue we found automatic weapons and high grade explosives, we found WMD's. thankyou for thinking that if we utter the words "its okay to be gay, then by golly everyone will be gay!!"

Thankyou for thinking Pat Robertson and Jerry Fallwell are good moral guides. Thanks for thinking that if someone says "fair and blanced" they really really mean it. Thankyou for making the rich man richer and the poor man poorer and not concerning yourself with the fact that you ARE THE POOR MAN

Thankyou for thinking that the bible is more important than the constitution when it comes to running our country. Thankyou for thinking "that thou shall not kill" only applies to fetuses. Thankyou for thinking a married man getting a blow job from an intern is a bigger sin than executing a retarded man, or starting a war over lies.

Thankyou for thinking that the economy is still suffering from 9/11 when you board up your mom and pop shops and your manufacturing plants are left to rust.

Thankyou for not understanding how to read a jobs report. (Just a little hint: if weve lost more than weve gained, thats a bad thing) Thankyou for thinking that if the President says he's born again "By golly he means it. Shoot. "

Thankyou for caring more about what goes on in other peoples bed rooms than you do about the economy.

Thankyou for citing health care as a major concern when you voted. Thankyou for whooping it up up in your lazy boys when Bush won the election, swigging your moon shine and telling us (so eloquently) to "git over it"

Thankyou for not knowing that your precious red sates are riddled with more abortion, poverty, unemployment and interestingly enough LOWER I.Q' s then the blue states.

Thankyou for forgetting Osama Bin Laden.

Thankyou for not feeling like youve been duped in a real big way when you continue to lose your jobs and your healthcare.


Main Entry: re·pub·li·con

Pronunciation: ri-n'ee'o-'kän

Function: noun

1 : one that favors or supports a total republican form of government
2 : capitalized a : a member of a political party advocating corporate world domination
3 : the negative position or one holding it

[adj] body of government having the supreme power; lying to the body of citizens entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them and characteristic of such government;

transitive senses : to take money or property from by fraud or deceit

Wednesday at noon a non-violent protest of the Gonzalez promotion to Attorney General took place at the US Supreme Court.

Several protestors wearing outfits including black hoods, evoking the shameful images of US torture victims at Abu Ghraib, knelt while other plain clothed protestors held posters and photographic images of torture victims of the Bush-Gonzalez policies.

One Abu Ghraib torture victim (dramatized by Mitch Potts) was set upon the supreme court stepes by an "amry soldier who was just following orders" (portrayed by Lacy MacAuley). Meanwile, Pete Parry went up on the steps with his sign "No taxes for war and torture." And then another "Guatanamo Bay detainee" (played by David Barrows). They were all taken into custody by the Federal police guarding the court building. Later, a Filipino torture survivor of the US supported Marcos regime of the Phillipines spoke about his personal experience of being held and tortured under Marcos. He expressed his dire concern that the US may be headed in the direction that the Phillipines took under Marcos. They were charged with violating Federal statute Title 40, according to the officer.


You might remember me from the days before the election, contacting you with a plea to help give George Bush bad luck. Well OOPS. Excuse me to the thousands of emails I got screaming about how this could be bad for everyone. Well, now I am trying to fix this problem.

If you didn't receive that email here's what happened: (If you did get that email, skip to part TWO where we screwed things up a little.)


After creating a few paintings of George Bush Jr., I took them to a "witch doctor" to give him bad luck for the elections. The "doctor" said to show these somewhere near George, and also make as many people view the paintings as possible. So I send a picture out on a chain letter while having an exposition in Washington DC during the elections. Bases covered.


The "doctor" traveled to see me the other day. (he didn't know where I lived, but found me). He told me about the dream he had and what my actions are going to do to our TROOPS. WHAT!?! Yea, this curse is affecting the troops and will affect them in a seriously bad way if we don't get this reversed. Being that the president is the commander in chief the curse is passed down.

In order to reverse the curse I have to go through the process again. You see the doctor didn't believe that I could get this information out to so many people. He mentioned at the time he was having a little trouble getting rent and didn't see this as such a bad thing (he generally never does curses.) According to the "doctor", when a cursed item is "de-cursed" it turns into a luck charm. So now we can help the troops by reversing the curse.

So here we go again. I need your help one more time (as do the troops). I'm having a show at the Warehouse Gallery in Washington DC, starting on inauguration and lasting sometime after.

Your instructions in the situation are as follows, if you choose to accept them:

Email this a picture of the painting. Please look at it and send it to EVERYONE YOU KNOW.

So you feel better about the number of people you send this to, here is a fun little ranking system:

Big WompPom - Hawaiian for Super Hero - if you send to 20 or more friends now

Power Broker - Market speak for "you da bomb" - send to 10 friends now

Slick Willy - AKA Smooth operator - send to 5 people now

Action Jackson - Very powerful action figure - 3 people now

Screamin' MeMe - Ok joke - sent to 1 person

Stinky Pete- Bad person - Don't do anything and obviously don't support the troops

If you dont know who I am, check out the ranks of people who already hate me, and also my bestest of friends who love me at

STEVENOCHS .com Thank you for helping out.

PS- even if you don't believe in this kind of stuff, it doesn't hurt to send this along.

Mother Lode

These are the spoils for which George W. Bush has killed more than 100,000 human beings.

By Chris Floyd

02/11/05 "Moscow Times" - - The hoary adage that "there are none so blind as those who will not see" should be carved in stone at the National Press Club in Washington. Surely there can be no better motto for the cozy clubhouse of America's media mavens, who seem preternaturally incapable of recognizing the truth -- even when it stands before them, monstrous and unavoidable, like a giant Cyclops smeared with blood.

For just as they botched the most important story of our time -- the Bush Administration's transparently deceptive campaign to launch a war of aggression against Iraq -- the clubby mavens are now missing the crowning achievement of this vast crime: the mother of all backroom deals, a cynical pact sealed by murder, unfolding before our eyes.

The Administration's true objective in Iraq is brutally simple: U.S. domination of Middle East oil. This is no secret. Dick Cheney and Paul Wolfowitz began writing about this "strategic necessity" in 1992, as Alternet reminds us; and in September 2000, a group led by Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld openly called for a U.S. military takeover of Iraq -- even if the regime of Saddam Hussein was no longer in power. At every point in their savaging of Iraq, the Bushists have pressed relentlessly toward this oily goal.

The objective was revealed -- yet again -- in a recent Washington appearance by Iraqi Finance Minister Adil Abdel-Mahdi. Standing alongside a top State Department official, Abdel-Mahdi announced that Iraq's government wants to open the nation's oil fields to foreign investment -- not only the pumped product flowing through the pipes, but the very oil in the ground, the common patrimony of the Iraqi people. The minister said plainly that this sweet deal -- placing the world's second-largest oil reserves in a few private hands -- would be "very promising to the American investors and to American enterprise, certainly to oil companies," InterPress reports. These are the spoils for which George W. Bush has killed more than 100,000 human beings.

The American media completely ignored Abdel-Mahdi's declaration, but this is not surprising. After all, it occurred in the most obscure venue imaginable: an appearance before oil barons and journalists at the, er, National Press Club. Where better to hide open confessions of war crimes than in the very midst of the Washington hack pack? Yet here was a story of immense importance. For Abdel-Mahdi is not only a functionary in the discredited collaborationist government now in its last days. He is also one of the leading figures in the United Iraqi Alliance (UIA), the Shiite faction that has been swept to somewhat more legitimate power by the national election that was forced on George W. Bush by Islamic fundamentalist Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani. In fact, Abdel-Mahdi is frequently mentioned as a leading choice for prime minister in the new government; whatever happens, he will certainly play a primary role.

So we have a top official -- perhaps the top official -- in the incoming government offering American oilmen ownership rights in Iraqi oil. We have top American officials -- such as Cheney and Rumsfeld this week -- taking a benign view of the UIA's demand that the new Iraqi state be based solely on Islamic law, with crippling restrictions on women's rights, free expression, free association, plus, if Sistani has his way, Talibanic bans on music, dancing and even playing chess, Newsweek reports.

What we have, in other words, is the making of a monstrous, Cyclopean deal: not just "Blood for Oil," as the anti-war critics have said all along, but also "God for Oil." The Shiite clerics -- who eschew direct control but whose precepts can be translated into state power by secular representatives like Abdel-Mahdi -- seem willing to trade a goodly portion of Iraq's oil wealth in exchange for establishing a de facto "Islamic Republic" in the conquered land, with tacit American approval.

Sistani's word could move millions into the street to hamstring U.S. forces; but despite his notional disapproval of the occupation, he has stayed his hand, waiting for power to fall like a ripe fruit into the Shiite basket. Like Bush, he is apparently willing to countenance mass slaughter by the U.S.-led "Coalition" to achieve his objectives; but then, like Bush, Sistani is not an Iraqi either: He's an Iranian. Now these two foreigners are rolling dice to settle the nation's fate.

But there's yet another glaring truth that's escaped the media mavens, and most of the war's opponents as well. Even if the grand objective of oil control slips away somehow -- through a falling-out with Sistani, say, or civil war -- Bush has already won the game. The war has transferred billions of dollars from the public treasuries of the United States and Iraq into the coffers of an elite clique of oilmen, arms dealers, investment firms, construction giants and political operatives associated with the Bush family. And this goes beyond the official, guaranteed-profit contracts to favored firms; Bush's own inspector general reported this month that $8.8 billion in unaccounted "reconstruction" funds have simply vanished -- much of it in bribes for Bush officials and corporate kickbacks, the BBC reported.

This blood money will further entrench the Bushist clique in unassailable power and privilege for decades to come, regardless of the bloody chaos they cause, or even the occasional loss of political office. The American power structure has been permanently altered by the war -- just as American society has been immeasurably corrupted by Bush's proud embrace of aggression, torture, lawlessness and militarism as national values.

Bush lied. He stole. He murdered. In broad daylight. And he got away with it. That's the story. But you'll never hear it at the Press Club.

Please pass these dates along--especially the third one:

FEB. 2, 2005 will be 1,240 days after Sept. 11, 2001. That many days after Pearl Harbor (Dec. 7, 1941) Hitler was dead (Apr 30, 1945).

FEB. 10, 2005 will be 1,248 days after Sept. 11, 2001. That many days after Pearl Harbor (Dec. 7, 1941) was VE day (May 8, 1945).

MAY 19, 2005 will be 1,346 days after Sept. 11, 2001. That many days after Pearl Harbor (Dec. 7, 1941) was VJ day (Aug. 14, 1945), and WWII was over, and the boys were heading home.

Five days after that, Aug. 19, 1945, gas rationing ended, and the U.S. economy was booming, and the U.S. dollar was the strongest currency in the world.

Dump Bush and his party. Put the grown-ups back in charge.

Note: I double checked my date calculations. If anyone wants to triple check, you can use date calculators at:

When you have a chance, would you say something on your website about this list of Democrats (treacherous in my opinion)
who recently voted to confirm the nomination of Condi Rice to Secretary of State? I find it appalling that these people supposedly represent my opinions and my ideals as a registered Democrat. The same Democrats who supported a Presidential candidate that stated that the Bush Administration engaged in a war in the wrong place in the wrong time, etc recently turn around and confirm the nomination of one of the chief architects of said war? Do you find that just as appalling and frustrating as I do. I feel very, very betrayed by the Democratic Party...

Best regards, keep up the great work on your website!

Confirmation of Condi Rice to Secretary of State Source, CSPAN. Vote 85 - yea 13 - nea List of Democrats in support of nomination:

1. Baucus (D-MT)
2. Biden (D-DE)
3. Bingaman (D-NM)
4. Cantwell (D-WA)
5. Carper (D-DE)
6. Clinton (D-NY)
7. Conrad (D-ND)
8. Corzine (D-NJ)
9. Dodd (D-CT)
10. Dorgan (D-ND)
11. Feingold (D-WI)
12. Feinstein (D-CA)
13. Inouye (D-HI)
14. Johnson (D-SD)
15. Kohl (D-WI)
16. Landrieu (D-LA)
17. Leahy (D-VT)
18. Lieberman (D-CT)
19. Lincoln (D-AR)
20. Mikulski (D-MD)
21. Murray (D-WA)
22. Nelson (D-FL)
23. Nelson (D-NE)
24. Obama (D-IL)
25. Pryor (D-AR)
26. Reid (D-NV)
27. Rockefeller (D-WV)
28. Salazar (D-CO)
29. Sarbanes (D-MD)
30. Schumer (D-NY)
31. Stabenow (D-MI)
32. Wyden (D-OR)

As I am sure you know, today was the voting on Alberto Gonzalez.
60-36. He was confirmed. All the no votes came from 35 Democrats, and Jeffords.

There were five Democrats that voted for Gonzalez.

(1) Senator Ken Salazar (Colorado).

(2) Senator Joseph Lieberman (Conn.).

(3) Senator Ben Nelson (Neb.).

(4) Senator Mary Landrieu (La.)

(5) Senator Pryor (Ark).

Salazar. He is new, and from CO. He can have another chance. The others also are bad, but not as bad as Lieberman.

For so long now, Lieberman has been betraying us. We need to start a movement to get a primary challenger in there by 2006 to go against him.

If possible, can you put something on the main page of your site "condemning" Lieberman? Thanks. Also, every one of the Republicans voted for Gonzalez. Gonzalez stands for torture.

We need Lieberman out of the party, and as much exposure as possible would help alot. Email me back with ideas, or put it on your site.

Please consider joining me in adding your name to the following statement.
Thousands of people have already done so, including Ezequiel Adamovsky, Vittorio Agnoletto, Michael Albert, Tariq Ali, Patrick Bond, Leslie Cagan, Noam Chomsky, Bill Fletcher, Eduardo Galeano, Susan George, Marta Harnecker, Boris Kagarlitsky, George Monbiot, Suren Moodlar, Hector Mondragon, Tanya Reinhart, Carola Reintjes, Arundhati Roy, Lydia Sargent and Howard Zinn.

If, after reading it, you like what it has to say, take a few seconds to visit and add your name to the list of endorsers.

The statement was released on March 27, 2003, and already more than 91713 people have signed on! Here it is...

"I stand for peace and justice.

I stand for democracy and autonomy. I don&'t think the U.S. or any other country should ignore the popular will and violate and weaken international law, seeking to bully and bribe votes in the Security Council.

I stand for internationalism. I oppose any nation spreading an ever expanding network of military bases around the world and producing an arsenal unparalleled in the world.

I stand for equity. I don't think the U.S. or any other country should seek empire. I don't think the U.S. ought to control Middle Eastern oil on behalf of U.S. corporations and as a wedge to gain political control over other countries.

I stand for freedom. I oppose brutal regimes in Iraq and elsewhere but I also oppose the new doctrine of "preventive war," which guarantees permanent and very dangerous conflict, and is the reason why the U.S. is now regarded as the major threat to peace in much of the world. I stand for a democratic foreign policy that supports popular opposition to imperialism, dictatorship, and political fundamentalism in all its forms.

I stand for solidarity. I stand for and with all the poor and the excluded. Despite massive disinformation millions oppose unjust, illegal, immoral war, and I want to add my voice to theirs. I stand with moral leaders all over the world, with world labor, and with the huge majority of the populations of countries throughout the world.

I stand for diversity. I stand for an end to racism directed against immigrants and people of color. I stand for an end to repression at home and abroad.

I stand for peace. I stand against this war and against the conditions, mentalities, and institutions that breed and nurture war and injustice.

I stand for sustainability. I stand against the destruction of forests, soil, water, environmental resources, and biodiversity on which all life depends.

I stand for justice. I stand against economic, political, and cultural institutions that promote a rat race mentality, huge economic and power inequalities, corporate domination even unto sweatshop and slave labor, racism, and gender and sexual hierarchies.

I stand for a policy that redirects the money used for war and military spending to provide healthcare, education, housing, and jobs.

I stand for a world whose political, economic, and social institutions foster solidarity, promote equity, maximize participation, celebrate diversity, and encourage full democracy.

I stand for peace and justice and, more, I pledge to work for peace and justice."

I understand you must receive tons of email (99% positive, I hope), so I don't expect a personal response to this, but I ask you to take a minute to read my rather poorly composed poem.
It helped me to get it out on paper, but perhaps that's as far as it should have gone.

It's called, "Inauguration, Schmauguration"

The "inauguration," "coronation," corporate sponsored "celebration" by invitation ONLY is on TV for all to see,
But the disgruntled, angry, "penned in" crowd is shoved aside,
out of sight, forced to hide.
Why is dissent so forcefully discouraged?
How can democracy ever hope to flourish?
With so many people against this war,
Bush and his cronies are responsible for --
Anti-war parents whose children have died,
Want to be able to say with pride,
"Our children gave their lives for a worthy cause,"
But the lies and deception give us all pause.
They say the economy's getting healthier,
But the poor get poorer as the rich get wealthier.
Nobody I know can find a job,
And the disgruntled crowd becomes a mob.
With jobs so scarce, healthcare is even worse.
What do people do without a doctor or a nurse?
In fact, the whole healthcare system is broken.
Privatize social security? You've got to be jokin'!
The more Bush tries to stifle dissent,
The more I hate this government.

The sum of my argument is the soldiers at the 57th troop command (NJ Army National Guard, Atlantic City)
were supposed to process me out of the Army immediatley after I got home from Iraq. However because I turned in my commanding officer and executive officer for drinking alcohol in Iraq, the soldiers at the 57th troop command are intentionall not processing me out of the guard due to a hidden agenda. They ignore my phone calls and don't return my messages. I'm not being stiffed by stoploss, I'm being stiffed by friends of Captain Michael Cirracca( My drunken commandig officer in Iraq). I also expect this pratice of ignoring people that should be out of the guard is a tactic used by the Army to keep up man power. I am extermley afraid if I don't get out of the National Guard soon the they may try to send me back to Iraq. My 8 year contract expired Dec 15 , 2003. That's last year. I owe the Army NOTHING!!!! Please help me I don't want to go back to Iraq and fight so George Bush and Dick Cheyney can make money. George can send his twins over to Iraq if he needs troops that bad.

I hope this explained it:

Thank You Eric,

The enclosed photo is of THE NEW YORK GRANNY CHICKS, a newly-formed vocal trio, members of Grandmothers against the War, an advocacy activist group (website -- This picture was taken on January 17, Martin Luther King Day, during their performance at Manhattan's Upper West Side Holy Name Church, which had a ceremony following the Third Annual Peace March. Speakers at the service included the renowned Father Daniel Berrigan.

The New York Granny Chicks have been much in demand on the New York City peace circuit -- appearing at peace rallies, political campaign events, and Theatres Against War (THAW) "Freedom Follies" shows in theatres,

Left to right are Helen Miles, Joan Wile (who wrote the songs), and Rosemarie Jun, all three highly professional studio singers, jingle singers, performers in cabarets, film, TV, off-Broadway and Broadway.

In addition, Joan Wile is an award-winning lyricist/composer, with four of her original musicals produced off-Broadway, and film, television and records among her writing credits.

The group, all septegenarians (but who still have their "chops") received a standing ovation on MLK Day.

Grandmothers against the War holds a weekly Wednesday afternoon vigil in front of Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue between 49th and 50th Streets, from 4;30 to 5:30 pm.

Q: How many Bush Administration officials does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: None. There is nothing wrong with the light bulb; its conditions are improving every day. Any reports of its lack of incandescence are a delusional spin from the liberal media. That light bulb has