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'You, Donald James Woods, are declared a banned person, in terms of the Internal Security Act. Henceforth, and for a period of five years, you are forbidden to associate with more than one person at a time, or be in a room with more than person at a time, except for the members of your immediate family. You are forbidden to write anything, whether privately or for publication. You are forbidden to enter any printing or publishing premises of any kind, and are restricted for that five years to the Magisterial District of East London.' --Banning order issued to editor under Internal Security Act, South Africa, Oct. 1977 - USA PATRIOT Act's 'true' lineage

'Citizens for Legitimate Government, whenever they discuss the President, put in brackets the [P], so it is the resident. So I've adopted that as my own standard.' --US Rep. Cynthia McKinney, (D-GA) 30 Sep 2006

'The Obama Administration is morphing into the Bush Administration.' --GW Law prof. Jonathan Turley, commenting on this nugget: Intelligence chief acknowledges U.S. may kill Americans involved in terrorism 04 Feb 2010

'It's perfectly Orwellian... It's just more evidence that this Administration is becoming the greatest bait-and-switch in history. He's morphing into his predecessor.' --Law Professor Jonathan Turley, referring to Barack Obama 13 May 2009 (MSNBC)

"I come from Florida where you and others participated in what I call the United States coup d'état. We need to make sure that it does not happen again. Over and over again, after the election, when you stole the election, you came back here and said get over it." --Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.), 15 Jul 2004, statement to House floor, later stricken from the record

'That's their last chance to light another gas station in the Middle East.' --Pat Buchanan on 'Hardball,' referring to the neocon foreign policy advisers on Rudy Giuliani's team. 22 Oct 2007

Sarkozy warned of 'class war' [Too bad. It would have been nice if it arrived as a complete surprise. --LRP]

'That murderous, genocidal empire has to end.' [Damn right.] Chavez Calls On Obama to Follow Path of Socialism 06 Mar 2009 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Friday called upon US President Barack Obama to follow the path to socialism, which he termed as the "only" way out of the global recession. "Come with us, align yourself, come with us on the road to socialism. This is the only path. Imagine a socialist revolution in the United States," Chavez told a group of workers in the southern Venezuelan state of Bolivar. The Venezuelan leader, who taunted the United States as a source of capitalistic evil under former president [sic] George W Bush, added that the United States needs a leader who can take it to a "higher" destiny and bring it out of "the sad role that it has been given, as a murderous, attacking power that is hated all around the world."

"Let's save the human race, let's finish off the U.S. empire." --President Hugo Chavez

"Florida is like a synonym for election problems; it's the Bermuda Triangle of elections." --Warren Stewart, policy director of VoteTrust USA 02 Feb 2007 Link

"Citizens for Legitimate Government, whenever they discuss the President, put in brackets the [P], so it is the resident. So I've adopted that as my own standard." --US Rep. Cynthia McKinney, (D-GA) press conference 30 Sep 2006 McKinney Condemns E-Voting, Keeps Options Open

"Dick Cheney is the most unpopular person on earth, since Pol Pot and Idi Amin died." --Conservative pundit Tucker Carlson, MSNBC 08 Nov 2006

"This is not an election anymore, it's an intervention." --Conservative writer, Andrew Sullivan, regarding Bush's 01 November statement in an interview with wire service reporters in the White House. Bush guaranteed a job for his Pentagon chief [War Criminal, Donald Rumsfeld] for two more years, adding that both Donald Rumsfeld and Vice President [sic] Cheney "are doing fantastic jobs and I strongly support them." 01 Nov 2006 Link

"That monster who is in the White House must be removed because we, the peoples (of the world), want peace and justice." --Venezuela Foreign Minister, Nicolas Maduro 06 Oct 2006 Link

"Let's save the human race, let's finish off the U.S. empire." --President Hugo Chavez 30 Jul 2006 Link

"Life Sucks, Then You Get Sodomized in a Bush Political Prison Camp." --Anonymous, 27 Jun 2006

"As long as there is an occupation and an illegitimate government, the resistance and insurgency will continue." --A senior resistance commander authorised to speak on behalf of other groups warned that they would continue to fight in Iraq (This applies to us in the U.S., as well). 25 Jun 2006 Link

"We will see you in the next civil war." --Michael Rectenwald and Lori Price, September 24, 2004 [Comments made in response to a Freeper's letter to CLG]

"I would rather die fighting than submit." --Michael Rectenwald to Lori Price, July 21, 2004 [Comment made in reference to the possibility that the Bush regime plays the bioterrorism card]

"In Bush's prison system known as the United States of America, I have been stripped of my rights and forced to stand in obedience while the press and other Bush agents told repeated lies that were contrary both to my senses and to facts as reported around the world. In order to express my opinion, I have been corralled into caged pens called 'First Amendment zones,' and arrested if I left such small, confined zones of 'free speech.' My friends and colleagues have been questioned by the F.B.I., and I have been hunted by rightwing pugilists who repeatedly threatened my life.
     "I have been humiliated by being associated with this fraud who pretends to be our president, violates world conventions and reneges upon commonly accepted treaties and policies of human dignity."
--Michael D. Rectenwald, May 18, 2004

Lori Price on Sarah Palin: Palin leaves open option of war with Russia 11 Sep 2008 Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin left open the option Thursday of waging war with Russia if it were to invade neighboring Georgia and the former Soviet republic were a NATO ally. "We will not repeat a Cold War," Palin said in her first television interview since becoming Republican John McCain's vice presidential running mate [potential date] two weeks ago. [Yeah, Palin, except that the Russian bear could kick your ass from Washington to Wasilla. Instead of dragging the US into a(nother) war, withdraw now. Go back to Alaska, submit more per diems for watching the 'Great Alaska Shootout' on Thanksgiving in Anchorage, fire more librarians and state troopers, have more quasi-satisfying one-night stands with foreign pipeline lobbyists (and your husband's former business partner), listen to more anti-Semitic hate speech at your church, collect your wolf paw bounties and then go f*ck yourself. --LRP]

"We want either a hammer or a fire, to break the spell or dissolve the ice." -- artisan radical freethinker, George Jacob Holyoake, Reasoner V (1848): 2.

"Immovably, they insist on the very ideology which enslaves them. The misplaced love of the common people for the wrong which is done them is a greater force than the cunning of the authorities." --Theodore Adorno and Max Horkheimer, 1944

"CLG is an outstanding source of information to the public and one that I and many other journalists follow religiously, every day. Its work is in the highest tradition of a great American journalistic conviction: the public has a right to know what its leaders are up to!" --Keay Davidson, Science Writer, San Francisco Chronicle, 03 Jan 2006

"Herbert Hoover was a shitty president, but even he never conceded an entire city to rising water and snakes. On your watch, we've lost almost all of our allies, the surplus, four airliners, two trade centers, a piece of the Pentagon and the City of New Orleans." --Bill Maher 15 Sep 2005

"The FEMA director is doing a heckova job." --George W. What-the-f*ck-planet-are-you-on, speaking in Mobile, AL 02 Sep 2005

"Take whatever idiot they have at the top of whatever agency and give me a better idiot. Give me a caring idiot. Give me a sensitive idiot. Just don't give me the same idiot." Aaron Broussard, President, Jefferson Parish 06 Sep 2005

Art Guild told to remove painting of Bush being sodomized --An explicit art piece at the private, nonprofit Broward Art Guild was removed from its prominent position in the gallery after the agency's director received a phone call from the county's Department of Cultural Affairs, which partially funds the group. The piece in question, in an exhibit entitled "Controversy," is a painting depicting pResident Bush being sodomized. [Hey, turnabout is fair play - that's what Bush has been doing that to *us* since he stole the first election!]

"You have nothing on me, senator, except my name on lists of names from Iraq, many of which have been drawn up after the installation of your puppet government in Baghdad." George Galloway, Respect MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, delivered this statement to US Senators 17 May 2005 who have accused him of corruption. Link to full transcript of Galloway's testimony.

"To discuss tolerance in such a society [as ours at present] means to re-examine the distinction between violent and non-violent action. The discussion should not, from the beginning, be clouded by ideologies which serve the perpetuation of violence...But to refrain from violence in the face of vastly superior [socially sanctioned] violence is one thing, to renounce a priori violence against violence, on ethical or psychological grounds is another. Non-violence is normally not only preached to but exacted from the weak--it is a necessity rather than a virtue, and normally it does not seriously harm the case of the strong. (Is the case of India an exception? There...passive resistance [was] no longer passive--it cease[d] to be non-violent)...In historical terms of historical function, there is a difference between revolutionary and reactionary violence, between violence practiced by the oppressed and by the oppressors. In terms of ethics, both forms of violence are inhuman and evil--but since when is history made in accordance with ethical standards? To start applying them at the point where the oppressed rebel against the oppressors, the have-nots against the haves, is serving the cause of actual violence by weakening the protest against it." --Herbert Marcuse, "Repressive Tolerance" (1965)

Dumb show --by Charlie Brooker "On November 2, the entire civilised world will be praying, praying Bush loses. And Sod's law dictates he'll probably win, thereby disproving the existence of God once and for all. The world will endure four more years of idiocy, arrogance and unwarranted bloodshed, with no benevolent deity to watch over and save us. John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley Jr - where are you now that we need you?" --Charlie Brooker, October 23, 2004, The Guardian Link

"Only Vice President [sic] still tells us that the earth is flat." --Sen. John Kerry commenting on Dick Cheney's continued insane assertion that there are WMDs in Iraq. New York University, September 20, 2004

"The question is, where is George Bush's honor? Where is his shame?" --Senator and Vietnam veteran Max Cleland at Dictator Bush's ranch, Crawford, TX, August 25, 2004

"I'll go into their First Amendment Zone . . . if they visit my Second Amendment Zone, first." --CLG reader comment via email, Mark J. Yannone, Phoenix, AZ, August 6, 2004

"I'll be candid with you. I had hoped to be back here this week under different circumstances, running for re-election. But you know the old saying: you win some, you lose some. And then there's that little-known third category." --Al Gore, July 26, 2004, Democratic National Convention Link

"I would rather die fighting than submit." --Michael Rectenwald to Lori Price, July 21, 2004... [Comment made in reference to the possibility that the Bush regime plays the bioterrorism card]

"I come from Florida where you and others participated in what I call the United States coup d'état. We need to make sure that it does not happen again. Over and over again, after the election, when you stole the election, you came back here and said get over it." --Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.), July 15, 2004, statement to House floor, later stricken from the record Link

"Johnny, now I know it's going to be tough over in Iraq. Did you remember your dog leash and black hoods?" --Michael D. Rectenwald, CLG's Quote of the Day, May 25, 2004

"It's time to revolt against everything: cities, states, federal government, corporations: The whole system is one corrupt, entangling, life-destroying monstrosity." --Michael D. Rectenwald, April 29, 2004

"Back in 2000 a Republican friend warned me that if I voted for Al Gore and he won, the stock market would tank, we'd lose millions of jobs, and our military would be totally overstretched. You know what? I did vote for Gore, he did win, and I'll be damned if all those things didn't come true!" --James Carville

"If things proceed as they are, the dim-bulb Dem leaders are going to be very sorry they screwed Howard Dean." --James Ridgeway, The Village Voice, April 27, 2004

"I probably wouldn't have made the mistake of letting an army of liberation turn into an army of occupation." Massoud Barzani, Current head of Iraqi Governing Council Link

"Spaniards Dump Right Wing Scumbag --Terrorist crusader wannabee scumbag (Spanish Prime Minister Jose Aznar) was thrown out of office for defying the will of 90% of his own people, sucking on the Neo-Con shaft, and signing up to kill innocent Iraqi women and children so that Bush and his filthy Neo Con terrorists can loot the oil of Iraq under the bogus rubric of a 'Coalition of the Willing'. What a piece of shit Aznar was. As is any low life scum 'leader' who actually defies the will of 90% his own people and joins with Bushes oil looting spree. Good Riddance to this piece of shit who soiled the capital of Spain. And solidarity to the people of Spain who who are not as gullible and docile as Americans appear to be." --Vox, March 16, 2004 summarizing the 2004 Spanish election results Link

"You can't organise a war with lies. Mr Blair and Mr Bush must do some reflection and self-criticism." José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, Prime Minister-elect of Spain Link

"I've got a feeling this report [the 2004 economic report, prepared by dictator Bush's Council of Economic Advisers] was prepared by the same people who brought us the intelligence on Iraq." Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., February 9, 2004 Link

"I consider the act absolutely brutal, threatening human rights, violating human dignity, xenophobic and worthy of the worst horrors committed by the Nazis," Brazilian Judge Julier Sebastiao da Silva, citing new US immigration measures to fingerprint and photograph Brazilians entering the United States. Link

"I mean it is a dictatorship." --Gore Vidal, in an interview with Monica Attard, ABC [Australian Broadcasting Corporation] Current Affairs Special, referring to the Bush regime, December 24, 2003 Link

"I don't formally recognise George Bush because he was not officially elected." --Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London, commenting on Bush's UK visit in The Ecologist magazine, November 17, 2003

"Bush himself is the most incompetent and dangerous President [sic] in living memory." --Prominent opposition Labor MP in Australia, Mark Latham, telling parliament the world could not trust the American dictator. Link

"The nakedness of the power grab [in Iraq] is indeed an extension of the naked grab for power that has characterized the Bush regime since the original coup in 2000. The new W-ar of imperialism calls for a new resolve of resistance." --Michael Rectenwald, speech in Pittsburgh, March 30, 2003

"Since his arrival, Ashcroft has rushed through the U.S. legal system with the same rampaging rage as a Baghdad looter, thoughtlessly shattering artifacts in looking for things of instant value. What remains are pieces of Americana, like the presumption of innocence and due process, that lay in shards after only a two-year period." --Jonathan Turley, "Appetite for Authoritarianism Spawns an American Gulag", May 2, 2003

"Bush is repellent, a hawk who was a coward, leader of the most corrupt administration since the Twenties. He’s not a legitimate President," --Ken Livingstone, May 8, 2003 Link

"I agree with Dead Prez: We need a revolution!" --the Honorable Cynthia McKinney, Harlem, July 31, 2003 Link

"He [Saddam Hussein] has not developed any significant capability with respect to weapons of mass destruction. He is unable to project conventional power against his neighbors. So in effect, our policies have strengthened the security of the neighbors of Iraq, and these are policies that we are going to keep in place," he added. Colin Powell speaking in Cairo, 2001.

Richard Green [father of helicopter pilot Philip Green killed in a crash] admitted he felt highly emotional about Tony Blair's presence at the service. "I think he's a war criminal, it's as simple as that. The man, without any consideration to the Labour parliamentary party, elected to go to war with this scabby little friend in Texas [Dictator Bush], and killed 51 of our men unnecessarily," he said., October 3, 2003

"I firmly believed that we should not march into Baghdad. To occupy Iraq would instantly shatter our coalition, turning the whole Arab world against us, and make a broken tyrant into a latter day Arab hero. It would have taken us way beyond the imprimatur of international law bestowed by the resolutions of the Security Council, assigning young soldiers to a fruitless hunt. and condemning them to fight in what would be an unwinnable urban guerrilla war. It could only plunge that part of the world into even greater instability and destroy the credibility we were working so hard to establish."
     "We would have been forced to occupy Baghdad and, in effect, rule Iraq... There was no viable 'exit strategy' we could see, violating another of our principles. Furthermore, we had been consciously trying to set a pattern for handling aggression in the post-Cold War world. Going in and occupying Iraq, thus unilaterally exceeding the United Nations' mandate, would have destroyed the precedent of international response to aggression that we hoped to establish. Had we gone the invasion route, the United States could conceivably still be an occupying power in a bitterly hostile land." --
"A World Transformed", pp. 464 and 489, George H. W. Bush and Brent Scowcroft, and published in 1998. George H. W. Bush explains why he didn't go after Saddam Hussein at the end of the Gulf War.

"There are two things we cannot find: weapons of mass destruction and jobs." --Rev. Jesse Jackson, the 32nd annual Rainbow/PUSH Coalition conference

"Finally, a candidate who can explain the Bush administration's positions on civil liberties in the original German." --Bill Maher, on Schwarzenegger running for Governor

"President [sic] Bush is supporting Arnold. But a lot of Republicans are not because he is actually quite liberal. Karl Rove said if his father wasn't a Nazi, he wouldn't have any credibility with conservatives at all." --Bill Maher

"They're saying Arnold will get 95% of the vote. At least according to his brother, Jeb Schwarzenegger." --Craig Kilborn

"What an atrocity, that in a country priding itself on Democratic principles, voting is given so little regard. What should be as sacred as any religious ceremony is profaned by business interests and trampled on by error and carelessness." --Michael Rectenwald, October 6, 2003, commenting on the GOP California coup d'etat

The head of a company vying to sell voting machines in Ohio told Republicans in a recent fund-raising letter that he is "committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president [sic] next year." The Aug. 14 letter from Walden O'Dell, chief executive of Diebold Inc. Link

"We hope the firing will be more precise and efficient (next time), so we get rid of this microbe and people [sic] like him in Washington who are spreading disorder in Arab lands, Iraq and Palestine," --Lebanese politician and leader of its Druze community, Walid Jumblatt, commenting on the October 26, 2003 explosion at the Al Rasheed Hotel in Baghdad where U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz was staying

"I actually think that Bush is the greatest threat to life on this planet that we've most probably ever seen. The policies he is initiating will doom us to extinction." Explaining why he was holding a party for opponents of the Dictator, Mr Livingstone said: "I don’t formally recognise George Bush because he was not officially elected." --Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London, commenting on Dictator Bush's UK visit in The Ecologist magazine, November 17, 2003 Link

"That is what habeas corpus was all about. That is what the Magna Carta was all about. You are talking about overthrowing 800 years of democratic tradition." --Philip Heymann, a Harvard Law School professor and a deputy attorney general in the Clinton administration, commenting on the 'Patriot' Act. Link

"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we." George W. Bush, at the signing ceremony for a 417 billion dollar defense bill.

Transition of Power: President-Elect [sic] Bush Meets With Congressional Leaders on Capitol Hill --Aired December 18, 2000 - 12:00 p.m. ET (Transcript) "CHRIS BLACK, CNN CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Frank, President-elect [sic] George W. Bush came to Capitol Hill today for the first time since the election intending to listen to congressional leaders, the bipartisan congressional leadership. But he also made it clear to them, in more than two and a half hours of meetings, that he intends to stand by his tax cut proposal and other planks in his campaign agenda. GOV. GEORGE W. BUSH (R-TX), PRESIDENT-ELECT [sic]: I told all four that there were going to be some times where we don't agree with each other. But that's OK. If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator." Link

"There ought to be limits to freedom." --George W. Bush, Dictator, commenting on the website, May 21, 1999 Link

"Religion has become the spirit of civil society, of the sphere of egoism, of bellum omnium contra omnes [war of all against all]. It is no longer the essence of community, but the essence of difference. It has become the expression of man's separation from his community, from himself and from other men - as it was originally. It is only the abstract avowal of specific perversity, private whimsy, and arbitrariness." --Karl Marx, 1844

"Immovably, they insist on the very ideology which enslaves them. The misplaced love of the common people for the wrong which is done them is a greater force than the cunning of the authorities." --Theodore Adorno and Max Horkheimer, 1944


All they talk about is terrorism on television
They tell you to listen, but they don't really tell you they mission
They funded Al-Qaeda, and now they blame the Muslim religion
Even though Bin Laden was a CIA tactician
They gave him billions of dollars, and they funded his purpose
Fahrenheit 9/11, that's just scratching the surface

And of course Saddam Hussein had chemical weapons
We sold him that shit, after Ronald Reagan's election
Mercenary contractors fight in a new era
Corporate military, banking off the war on terror

Immortal Technique, 'Bush Knocked Down the Towers' 2004

Hurricane on the horizon
Judgment getting closer all the time
I can't find tomorrow
Bring peace to this troubled land

Well you can stand up and holler
You can lay down and die
Bring peace to this troubled land
We can turn up our collars
And never even try
To bring peace to this troubled land

Beware of those who want to harm you
And drag you down to a lower game
Just know the truth is coming
To bring peace to this troubled land

John Mellencamp
"Troubled Land"


Stop the train I'm going insane
every channel looks just the same
just visualize it - just think about it
I'd rather be a savage see
than undergo this lobotomy
you gotta think about it - just think about it
wanna burn the Jack in orange flames
till all the pride turn into shame
incinerate it - just think about it
hallucinating why we waiting

Time's a coming for starting something
letters words paragraphs and phrases
history books lead me 'round in mazes
birds of a feather bees of a sting
listen to the words that the stylo bring
'cause we're living in the shadows of yesterday
nobody can make that fade away

--Stereo MCs, 'Fade Away'

in my rear view mirror the sun is going down
sinking behind bridges in the road
and i think of all the good things
that we have left undone
and i suffer premonitions

confirm suspicions
of the holocaust to come

the rusty wire that holds the cork
that keeps the anger in
gives way
and suddenly it's day again
the sun is in the east
even though the day is done
two suns in the sunset
could be the human race is run

like the moment when your brakes lock
and you slide toward the big truck
and stretch the frozen moments with your fear
and you'll never hear their voices
and you'll never see their faces
you have no recourse to the law anymore

and as the windshield melts
my tears evaporate
leaving only charcoal to defend
finally i understand
the feelings of the few
ashes and diamonds
foe and friend
we were all equal in the end

Roger Waters
"Two Suns In The Sunset"
The Final Cut

copyright ©
1983, Pink Floyd Publisher Ltd., London


In the footsteps of Napoleon the shadow figures stagger through the winter
Falling back before the gates of Moscow, standing in the wings like an avenger

And far away behind their lines the partisans are stirring in the forest

Coming unexpectedly upon their outposts, growing like a promise

You'll never know, you'll never know which way to turn, which way to look you'll never see us
As we're stealing through the blackness of the night

You'll never know, you'll never hear us

And evening sings in the voice of amber, the dawn is surely coming

The morning road leads to Stalingrad, and the sky is softly humming

Two broken Tigers on fire in the night
Flicker their souls to the wind

We wait in the lines for the final approach to begin...

Al Stewart
"Roads To Moscow"
Past, Present and Future
copyright ©
1973, Gwyneth Music Ltd.

And as we proceed,
To Mosh through this desert storm,
In these closing statements, if they should argue
Let us beg to differ
As we set aside our differences
And assemble our own army
To disarm this Weapon of Mass Destruction
That we call our President, for the present

copyright ©
2004, Aftermath

Interrupting all programmes

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Orbiting your living room,
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Cuban army surplus or refusing all third lights
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This sound does not subscribe
To the international plan
In the psycho shadow of the white right hand
Then that see ghettology as an urban viet nam
Giving deadly exhibitions of murder by napalm

This is radio clash tearing up the seven veils
This is radio clash please save us, not the whales
This is radio clash underneath a mushroom cloud
This is radio clash
You don't need that funeral shroud

Forces have been looting
My humanity
Curfews have been curbing
The end of liberty

Hands of law have sorted through
My identity
But now this sound is brave
And wants to be free - anyway to be free

This is radio clash on pirate satellite
This is not free Europe
Nor an armed force network
This is radio clash using audio ammunition
This is radio clash can we get that world to listen?
This is radio clash using aural ammunition
This is radio clash can we get that world to listen?
This is radio clash on pirate satellite
Orbiting your living room,
Cashing in the bill of rights
This is radio clash on pirate satellite
This is radio clash everybody hold on tight

A-riggy diggy dig dang dang

Go back to urban 'nam

The Clash
"This is Radio Clash"
This Is Radio Clash [UK]
copyright © 1981 Nineden Ltd. (PRS).


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