Date: 2/5/02 11:57:08 AM Pacific Standard Time
I did not vote for him, but I do support him. I trust him, although I can't say as much for Att. Gen. Ashcroft, or the Homeland Defense appointee. I am definitely anti-democratic party. The demos want this country to be a democracy when it is a republic. "Democracy" is another name for "mob rule."
Date: 2/5/02 10:28:27 PM Pacific Standard Time
Hi Kent, I voted for Bush. Was the first time I voted for a Republican president.
I was really put off by the Clintoons. Bill is really a woman hater. Just a politcal Mike Tyson. Hill hates pretty much everybody but wants to rule the world.
Gore may be a nice guy but bends too easily. Read about a Tennessee land deal (sorry no link, was in a southern online newspaper like Atlanta or Savannah) where land he and his uncle owned was "developed" and long buried prehistoric bodies were bulldozed into the river.
Rather a big turn off for me. Also, his pre-election debate performance was not impressing me.
Got to feelin Dems want to tell everybody what to do and spend their money for 'em. This doesn't mean I am in total agreement with the Pubs.
Not enough winning choices so pick the lesser of the evils.
Actually, I'd rather like Laura Bush for president!
Date: 2/6/02 5:55:55 AM Pacific Standard Time
What a difference 14 Years Makes!
Anyone remember this?? It was 1987!
At a lecture the other day they played an old news video of Lt. Col. Oliver North testifying at the Iran-Contra hearings during the Reagan Administration.
There was Ollie in front of God and country getting the third degree, but what he said was stunning! He was being drilled by some senator; "Did you not recently spend close to $60,000 for a home security system?" Ollie replied, "Yes, I did, Sir."
The senator continued, trying to get a laugh out of the audience," Isn't that just a little excessive?"
"No, sir," continued Ollie.
"No? And why not?" the senator asked.
"Because the lives of my family and I were threatened, sir" "Threatened? By whom?" the senator questioned. "By a terrorist, sir" Ollie answered.
"Terrorist? What terrorist could possibly scare you that much?"
"His name is Osama bin Laden, sir" Ollie replied. At this point the senator tried to repeat the name, but couldn't pronounce it, which most people back then probably couldn't. A couple of people laughed at the attempt. Then the senator continued. "Why are you so afraid of this man?" the senator asked.
"Because, sir, he is the most evil person alive that I know of", Ollie answered.
"And what do you recommend we do about him?" asked the senator. "Well, sir, if it was up to me, I would recommend that an assassin team be formed to eliminate him and his men from the face of the earth." The senator disagreed with this approach, and that was all that was shown of the clip.
(If anyone is interested, the senator was none other than Al Gore.)
Date: 2/6/02 10:39:53 AM Pacific Standard Time
Well Kent, nThe one thing I would say in his defense is that he seems to be acting as a catalyst for change. The things he is doing are the same things that politicians have been doing all along, only in secret. Bush is doing it openly. In a way, it is if we deserve it because of all our denial in past years of the abuses of power. He is certainly stirring up the shitstorm!
And another thing...people are getting so outraged now, at Bush's abuses of power. I want to know, where the hell was all this outrage before? I mean, abuse of power, damage and disregard to the environment, and needless stupid excuses for war, these things have been going on for SO long! Nobody has spoken up very loudly before now. Like I said, in a way, we deserve what he's doing. He's in effect, rubbing our noses in what has been happening all along, really bringing it out in the open for all to see!
Date: 2/7/02 8:13:56 AM Pacific Standard Time
LET ME BE THE FIRST! YES, I AM PRO BUSH. YOUR PROBLEMS ARE EVIDENT. CHANCES ARE YOU ARE LOCATED ON EITHER THE LEFT COAST OR THE EAST COAST. BOTH OF THOSE CORRIDORS VOTED EXTENSIVELY FOR GORE. I ON THE OTHERHAND RESIDE IN COLORADO. I CAN'T FIND A SOUL WHO VOTED FOR GORE. THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY VOTED PREDOMINATELY FOR BUSH. THEN AGAIN, DURING THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION, I COULDN'T FIND ANYONE WHO VOTED FOR CLINTON AS WELL. ANOTHER PROBLEM YOU MAY HAVE IS THAT YOU SURROUND YOURSELF WITH LIBERALS. IF YOUR A GOOD LIBERAL AND BELIEVE IN THE AXIOMS OF LIBERALISM, YOU MUST "DIVERSIFY" YOUR FRIENDS. OTHERWISE, YOU MIGHT FIND YOURSELF BEING A "CLOSET CONSERVATIVE" (HEAVEN FORBID). LOL.
EDITOR: sorry, busting my own rules here, no editorials, can't help it, here goes:
|Elect your favorite pirate!
|Actually I don't like any of this current plague o' poli-tickle bums. We need some ordinary cowpokes in politics, instead of a bunch of spoiled carpetbaggery, inbred, raisin-brain, pirate brats. I belong to the much touted Grouchy Old Coot Party--membership one--me. You may join my party if you don't do anything I say and take an oath to keep me in ongoing trouble. Please send Enron and other Robber Baron bribes to 425 S 156th, ahhhh, never mind...|
Date: 2/8/02 5:18:24 AM Pacific Standard Time
Hi Kent - It's been a long time since I could stomach the candidates of either major party (I vote Libertarian, as I think the rights of the individual are perpetually at risk). That said, I found points of resonance in both Bush and Gore. I think W has done very well as a war leader but I worry about his internal security measures, and I have never, ever trusted him on environmental issues and then there's the Enron thing...
I'm in Austin, and he was well thought of here. We were surprised by his fumble-tounged public performances as he had not revealed that side of himself while Governor (had better handlers?). I like the guy, but believe me, he wants watching.
Date: 2/9/02 8:36:17 AM Pacific Standard Time
Dear Mr. Steadman:
I voted for Bush and I am glad that I did. The September 11 attacks were the result of 8 years of failed foreign policy. If Clinton or Gore had been in the White House, the impotent response which they would have given would have invited more attacks.
The fringe speculations on some kind of grand world conspiracy are humorous at best, but everybody is entitled to chase their own bogeyman. The response of our government following the attacks is not indicative of a grand conspiracy . . . it is much more frightening. The response indicates that our government does not have a clue as to who is really after us and what to do about it. This is in large part because of the politicalization and gutting of the FBI and CIA during the Clinton regime. These guys still haven't been able to figure out who was spreading Anthrax around, in spite of the fact that the list of suspects is pretty short.
Even if Osama and Omar had nothing to do with the September 11 attacks, good will come of the action in Afghanistan if we have the will to follow through. The starving Afghans will have the chance to get food in their bellies, and start to rebuild their lives and decide their destiny now that the Taliban is gone. While we are over there, we need to get rid of King Saddam in Iraq so that the Iraqis can get some food in their bellies too and can start rebuilding their lives.
While you are at it, how about some coverage on the pecadillos of the Russians and Chinese. These guys haven't gone away and they may very well be involved in the terrorist attacks. Historically, they have underwritten almost all terrorist actions.
On a related thread, Col. Stanislav Lunev, a former KGB officer who defected, has reported that the 1988 Armenian earthquake that killed 20,000+ people was the result of an accidental detonation of a Soviet tectonic weapon. I was so shocked by this assertion that I went back and did some checking on the circumstances of the quake. The epicenter of the quake was determined to be at the train station in a small town in Armenia. The weapon must have been mounted on a railroad car (speculation). Talk about terrorism.