"The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse." -- James Madison - (1751-1836)

"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force. " :
Ayn Rand in "The Nature of Government"

"Throughout history there have been tyrants and murderers. And for a while they seem invincible, but always they fall. Always."-Mahatma Gandhi

Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings: Helen Keller

The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naive and usually idiotic. He is , more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime ; he is a good citizen driven to despair.--H.L Mencken

"When even one American-who has done nothing wrong-is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth-then all Americans are in peril" Harry S. Truman

"The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgment of his peers, is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist."- Winston Churchill, Nov. 21, 1943

"When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing - when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors - when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don't protect you against them, but protect them against you - when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice - you may know that your society is doomed: Ayn Rand - (1905-1982) Author - Source: Atlas Shrugged, Francisco's "Money Speech"

"Loss of freedom seldom happens overnight. Oppression doesn't stand on the doorstep with toothbrush moustache and swastika armband -- it creeps up insidiously...step by step, and all of a sudden the unfortunate citizen realizes that it is gone." ~ Baron Lane

U.S. Constitution - R.I.P.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Democrats Lie to Prolong Iraq; Reporters Go Along

Media Views
TedRall.com: The War Party (9/11/07) by Ted Rall
The media-savvy cartoonist and commentator lists examples of how, "rather than set the record straight, the media continues to spread the Democrats-can't-stop-the-Republican-war meme this week":

Michael Duffy, Time magazine: "If Democrats had more votes—particularly in the House—they might be able to force Bush to change course. But Bush will fight any resolution fencing him in with a veto that, as things stand now, the Democrats cannot override. But the president's critics will continue to try, hoping to attract moderate Republicans who are fearful of losing their seats next year." Occasionally Time invites me to its Christmas party. If I score an invite this year, my present for their fact-checkers will be a copy of the Constitution.

Marcella Bombardieri, the Boston Globe: "In the Senate, Democrats have only a 51 to 49 majority, far from the 60 votes needed to prevent a filibuster and the 67 needed to override a presidential veto. All efforts to force a troop withdrawal have failed, and the party will have to count on substantial Republican defections to make any further progress this fall." I'll be checking the Globe for a retraction.

As FAIR has explained time and again, "Congress does not have to pass legislation to bring an end to the war in Iraq—it simply has to block passage of any bill that would continue to fund the war. This requires not 67 or 60 Senate votes, or even 51, but just 41."

See our latest Media Advisory: Media Misrepresent Dems' Options on Iraq War: Confusing 'Can't' and 'Won't' (9/13/07).

Well, so much for the idea so many folks had about the Democrat majority riding in on white horses to save us from the insanity of the fascist Bushco regime….there are no politicians that represent the people and no two party system….just one group of power hungry, self serving career criminal politicians. (Please forgive the redundancy in those terms). There are no real differences between the Demofascists and the Republinazis, they just claim so to feed the popular delusion that we have some sort of choice, a delusion that the so called “free press” happily supports with their drivel.

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