remembrance of the 1-year anniversary of the unconstitutional coronation
of GW Bush, please take a few moments to reflect on these thought-provoking
TAKE BACK THE FLAG
by Royce Carlson
A diary of year one with our unelected president
by Barry Crimmins
reclassified as ‘unborn child’
Bush administration changes term to expand prenatal care
So they say - we see a not-so-well hidden agenda
"In 2000, when Karl Rove called General Electric Chairman Jack
Welch to guarantee that a Bush Administration would be extremely
generous to media conglomerates that were sympathetic to the Texas
governor’s presidential campaign, it was a notable moment in history.
If only this once, Rove wasn’t lying."
pinpoints North Korea, Iran and Iraq as the 'axis of evil'
Bush wants perpetual war. He needs it: to distract attention from
his crime-riddled Enron residency, to pad the war chests of the
military-industrial welfare recipients, of which he will be one,
and to find villains to make his own villainy seem minor by comparison.
Likewise, he extends the 'axis of evil'. If this is the axis, Bush
himself is at least a major spoke.
Bob Filner (D-CA) calls for a Special Prosecutor
in letter to Ashcroft
Press again for full disclosure
of the day #1:
Enron Acknolwedges Under-reporting Lobbying by up to HALF!
(Feign Surprised Look Now)
of the day #2:
Deadly Anthrax Strain Came from Texas
(If you can still act surprised, you deserve an award)
Rights in Peril
to sue White House for records
Blue Burka for Justice (Maureen Dowd)
"The theme of Bush I is now the theme of Bush II: Trust us,
even if we won't let you verify. We know we're right. We answer
to no one."
details Cheney-Enron links
Company's suggestions resembled elements of the administration's
the Real State of the Dis-Union?
Bush's daughter arrested on false prescription charge.
From Enron to Demron, the fraudulent Bushes' imbroglios continue.
who looks like more of a dope, Noelle Bush, or Uncle W?
Pick of the Day
real scandal is business as usual
by James Howard Gibbons, Houston Chronicle
..."Bush -- congenitally dedicated to government by the few,
for the few, at the expense of the many -- let months go by before
expressing disapproval of Enron officials' deceit. Even feigned
concern for abused workers, pensioners and small investors does
not occur naturally in the Bush White House, but must be prescribed
and scripted by highly paid political strategists."
in High Places
by William Rivers Pitt
"Enron simply could not have done all of this without significant
help from people in powerful positions, and someone must answer
Random Thoughts on Bush's First Year
by W. David Jenkins III
Perhaps not breaking news, but from Democrats.com
this is refreshing validation and worth a re-read
Military Planning New Domestic Command
I don't like the sound of this....
Ask GAO to Study Terror Laws
Feingold and Conyers complain that the new law
could infringe upon civil rights.
The Battle Back Home
Cheney Calls Daschle with a plea and a warning not to publicly investigate
pre-9/11 government preparedness and warnings
MAKE THEM ACCOUNTABLE!!
must come clean over Enron
The White House is asking for trouble in an important election year
by adopting a bunker mentality over the Enron scandal
standoff may land in court
GAO wants task force information; White House says no.
End Run: The Bush White House's Brewing Scandal
Analysis - the history, the favors
the Business of Business Is Politics . . .
Enron has exposed the dangers of the Bush approach to politics
marks on the environment
Bush has filled nearly all the critical posts where policy is hatched
and regulations written with people who regard the environment as
a resource to be exploited and who have earned their keep representing
logging, mining, oil, livestock and other interests.
Bush's tax cuts, combined with the recession and increased defense
spending, threaten the long-term prospects for adequate budget surpluses.
Media: Pro-US Tendency is Seen in Survey
What we've known all along...U.S. media cheating public
strange and convenient death of J. Clifford Baxter—
Enron executive found shot to death
The most disturbing account of Baxter’s last days comes from a former
business associate who spoke to the New York Times but was
not identified by the newspaper. This person spoke with the former
Enron vice chairman two days before his death and congratulated
him “for being named among those people who complained about Enron.”
According to the Times account, the unnamed associate added
that Baxter “was talking about perhaps needing a bodyguard, though
I’m not sure where that idea came from”. . .
Under such conditions, the sudden death of a crucial witness inevitably
raises the suspicion that it is not just pieces of paper and computer
data that are being destroyed to protect the corporate and political
gangsters at the top, but human lives as well. Given the organized
shredding operation, a systematic effort to destroy incriminating
documents, Baxter’s evidence would be all the more critical, since
he could testify, from the perspective of the highest levels of
the company, what information Enron and Andersen were so afraid
of. How can one not assume that Baxter, too, was “shredded” to prevent
him from taking the witness stand?
Pick of the Day:
George W. Bush Deluded or Simply a Liar? And Which is Worse?
by Tyler Durden
links grow as top Enron man found dead
Made Millions Off Oil Deals With Hussein
San Francisco Bay Guardian archive article - 10/26/01
News worth repeating
White House changed energy plan to help Enron
says he won't turn over energy list
"Snow job" in the White House! How disgusting!!
Vows to Sue for Cheney Files
Hill Probes Enron Influence on Task Force
Death Ruled Suicide; Probe Goes On
BTW, Isn't there a law against "assisted suicide"?
Seems to be a lot of it going on around the Bush Administration
Why Bush deserves his share of the 9/11 blame
Bush got to do..... got to do with it?
Enron Scandal Grazes Another Bush in Florida
"Jeb Bush showed complete insensitivity and arrogance by doing the
fundraiser at the former Enron president's home last week," said
Bob Poe, chairman of the Florida Democratic party. "It raises questions
as to what links he might have with Enron..."
The games nations play
Wishes Bush V. Gore Had Never Come Up
It shouldn't have, Ms. Injustice...
Having a twinge of guilty conscience, perhaps?
We haven't forgiven - we will not forget!
Leahy and Judges
Republicans blocked President Clinton's nominees for years, keeping
seats open that Bush is now keen to fill.
of the Privileged
More on Bush admin and Enron
Conservatives are slinging Enron muck at liberals,
hoping that some of it will stick
Gramms, Enron Is Hard to Escape
Senator, Wife Face Conflict Questions but
Say They Never Did Firm's Bidding
(Bad Karma's gonna get you, Phil....what goes around comes around)
Security Council Aided Enron's Efforts
Sought Lay Meeting With Indians on Plant
Aide Got Christian Coaliton Head Ralph Reed an early Treasure --on
Earth--from, you guessed it, Bush-ENRON!
Enron executive dies in "apparent suicide."
That's right, this once vocal critic of Enron's off-loading of debt
to subsidiaries shows up dead, and we're supposed to believe it
was suicide. The bodies are beginning to smell of rot
(to the Bush-Enron core)
scandal that has left the credibility of American politics in shreds
By Andrew Gumbel 25 January 2002
has been just over a month since the energy trading company Enron
– once America's seventh largest corporation and the emblem of the
new economy, George Bush style – filed for bankruptcy following
revelations of major accounting irregularities and the overnight
collapse of investor confidence. But the fall-out is just beginning.
Part I - THE RULES OF THE GAME
War against terrorism? Not really. Reminder: it's
all about oil. A quick look at the map is all it takes. It's no
coincidence that the map of terror in the Middle East and Central
Asia is practically interchangeable with the map of oil. There's
Infinite Justice, Enduring Freedom - and Everlasting Profits to
The Oil-Drenched Dots
Rigging An Election To Secure The Pipe Dream Through Central Asia
to force vote on campaign finance reform
Enron collapse garners support for reform
and the Bushes
How Enron's connections with the Bushes stretch not
just to Washington but around the world
Waves Flag For G.O.P. Candidates
The notion that Republicans are "better" on issues of national security
is a myth that has long been exploited for partisan purposes
Personal Anecdote, Some See New Distance
Where Others See New Strategy
"This is very dangerous for the president," said Stanley Greenberg,
a Democratic pollster. "I don't know that the president can attack
Enron and be plausible or authentic. It will not take away the close
relationships between Enron and Arthur Andersen and the administration.
It will look like hypocrisy."
Task Force Records Still Closed
Bush administration argues that the Cheney task force is not a federal
agency and therefore is not subject to Freedom of Information Act
to Propose Budget Deficits
$106 Billion! Georgie should stay for a math class next
time he visits an elementary school
Trillion Here, A Trillion There
So far the administration's response to changing circumstances has
been to cling tightly to its original position, proposing only to
accelerate some tax cuts and attacking those who doubt their wisdom.
But there was reason to question the affordability of those cuts
in the first place, and there's even more now.
Budget Favors Defense, Economy
``Read my lips: No more surpluses,'' said Rep. John Spratt
Enron Cards on the Table
Anxiety in the White House...what a tangled web we weave.....
anthrax attackers aimed to assassinate Democratic leaders
Media silent on military links
Paul Krugman, New York Times
"And why does the press act as if there may be a major scandal
brewing? Because the administration fears, and the press suspects,
that the latest revelations in the Enron affair will raise the lid
on crony capitalism, American style."
20 percent manifesto
David Harris, San Francisco Chronicle
Why the "invisible 20%" need to express our opposition
to what is happening in America today
to Lay: What Was Your Name Again?
Scheer, LA Times
"But, as the good ol' boys in Texas--and now Bush spokesman
Ari Fleisher--like to say, "That dog won't hunt."
Dan Briody, Red Herring
Making a mint inside "the iron triangle" of defense, government
in Doubt, Shred It
Administration Rolls Back Clinton Rules for Wetlands
Another coup for developers and setback for environmentalist
chokes on pretzel
What? Karl Rove has to chew his food for him now, too?
between Enron and Bush Cabinet Detailed
Brown: We need to investigate Enron ties to government
and Enron's Collapse" (appropos title-- read: Bush's collapse
and Enron's colapse), Jan 11th 2002, From The Economist Global Agenda
House Connections: To Enron (from CBS News.com--go GET 'EM!!!)
Out: Enron’s Failed Power Play To George W. Bush, the head of Enron
was ‘Kenny Boy’—until now. As the shock waves from the largest bankruptcy
in U.S. history shake Washington, the scandal machine is cranking
up in search of a White House connection. Let the Enron Wars begin
By Howard Fineman and Michael Isikoff NEWSWEEK Jan. 21 issue
Bush fires entire labor-management relations panel, By Kellie Lunney.
Bush would fire an entire panel whose function was to arbitrate
disputes with unions representing government employees? What will
he do instead, outaw strikes? Bust unions? or is this the job of
his newest political pay-back appointee, Eugene Scalia--Antonin
Scalia's son, to whom he has just given a job in return for a stolen
the Big-Spender Myth, by John Balzar, LA Times
Order Attempts to Overturn the Law, Take the Power Back
Historians, Public Interest Groups Sue to Stop Bush Order
Say New Restrictions on White House Files Violate Presidential Records
Enron, Bush's Biggest Contributor
Negotiated with the Taliban
Collapse, Political Fallout
Critics Zero in on Bush Administration Silence on Contracts
Phil Gramm's wife receives Enron subpeona
Bush bring the party with him?
between the lines
How Bush's education bill benefits conservatives and corporations
Attorney General Larry Thompson Tied to Enron
Andersen Destroys Enron Files
Andersen Managing Partner in GW's $100,000 Club
Press vs. Al Gore: How lazy reporting, pack journalism and GOP spin
cost him the election [not to mention that he actually won and had
the election stolen], by ERIC BOEHLERT, Rolling Stone
Emile Zola Wrote His "J'Accuse"; Now, Tina Staik Asks, "Is it a
Is it a coincidence that the three most essential tools we have
in restoring democracy and ending the corruption--a Congress that
is REPRESENTATIVE OF ALL PEOPLE, an ELECTED president, and a FREE
press--have been stolen from U.S. citizens, one by one...?
decision has been made" - Gore to run in 2004
Track to Nowhere: Trade vote could cost GOP control of House
is a Corporate Pawn." So says protestor's sign in Portland,
Oregon. Let the Protests Resume!!!
transcript of Daschle's Remarks
outline of Daschle's Plan
Ivins: Slop for the corporate swine
Big business drools over more helpings of 'economic stimulus'
Terrorism Threatens our Liberty
About the F-word
Altered in Anti-Terror Effort
on the Cheap
New York Times articles now require free registration to read
Well worth the time
Rise of the Fourth Reich
A lesson from history that bears repeating - again and again
until Americans listen
Security, Homeland Profits
Asked to Drop Disputed Appointee
York Times Article
OK's Keyboard Sniffing
House Stimulus Proposal Dominated by Multi-Year or Permanent Tax
Cuts Proposed legislation continues to be dominated by multi-year
(and, in some cases, permanent tax cuts for corporations and higher-income
Confronts Ashcroft Over Covert Detention of Michigan Pastor
is not bliss
Lack of reporting civilian casualties from the war in Afghanistan
is keeping Americans in the dark -- and endangering their future