Sneak Preview of Ann Coulter's New Book

Ontheborderline.nut blogger to share in royalties.

Must Read Interview: Ann testifies about her "Christian" Faith:
From Faux News.

From Beliefnet:
More from the uplifting "Virtues of Ann"
Ann Coulter's Favorite Bible Verses ( Really)

The scourge of liberals shares the scripture verses that mean the most to her.

In a recent email interview, Beliefnet editor Charlotte Allen asked political commentator Ann Coulter to cite some of her favorite Bible verses. Here are the passages Coulter listed:

So do not be afraid of them. There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs. Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Matthew 10:26-28 Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven.
Matthew 10:32-33

All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.
Matthew 10:22

If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
John 15:18

A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: "If anyone worships the Beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or the hand, he, too, will drink the wine of God's fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of His wrath. He will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment rises for ever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the Beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name."
Revelation 14:9-11

But the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and fornicators and sorcerers and idolaters and all the false, their part will be in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
Revelation 21:8

Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.
Matthew 10:34

...It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the Water of Life.
Revelation 21:6


"If you want to take my guns away from me, and you’re all for murdering fetuses, and love it when homosexuals marry each other, and want to give them kitchen appliances at their showers, and you’re for the poor, you’re a liberal. If you are against those perversions and for the rich, you’re a conservative. What could be simpler?"

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Produce, Use & Abuse

Ann Coulter tried to give a piece away this week, but was arrested for impersonating a woman. She was hauled away clutching a dildo that had broken loose from under her dress, as a pit bull ran wimpering away from her after refusing her advances. She was heard screaming something about sucking poor people and begging someone to please make her their ho. She said she found it repulsive having do it with herself. She said she even do it with Rush Limbaugh, even if she had to buy the Viagra.

This process of continuing the anti-community hillbilly species at the expense of the poor is alive and well here locally. Over the years we have seen this inbreeding of ignorance used by many of this area's lowest, tax-dodging, dentally challenged hillbilly bloggers. Luke never hesitates to bring his duct taped child into the conversation; Flash has cheated at playing the dear old common law stepdad card, O. Nominous has literally paraded naked in handcuffs in opposition to S & M. Townwhiner, who had issues with the pop machine money at school, resorted to leaving the school board meeting with the policeman.

Last fall we had members of the Anti-Community Hillbilly Blog Association, under the supervision of one Peanut Fungus, picking their noses before a school board meeting in order to bring to attention dietary irregularities at the high school. It was especially embarrassing to hear the spawn of one of these hillbillies deny that he ever shoplifted duct tape for his Mom's baby-daddy. He dared people to step into his engineer boots and spend a day in a hot tub with a group of anti-community bloggers watching the movie Deliverance over and over. Of course all those who helped get President Bush to come to Hudson in 2004 applauded the use duct tape as a political weapon and facial cover-up. Never mind that the big ignorant baby daddy does not pay taxes because he doesn't work, complains when the liquor store won't let him use food stamps for beer, hasn't faced the daily deadlines of a job since his paper route, hasn't had to deal with a big egotistical common law step dad like his kids have to, and has no earthly idea what making a living entails.

And that is my word for the day.

Pictures of anti-community, hillbilly blogger child abuse:

White House Lowers Enlistment Age for War on Terror


"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."

- Voltaire

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News Flash From The OnTheBorderLIne.nut Blog

"There's nothing better than good sex. But bad sex? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is better than bad sex."

Billy Joel

Shore Enough

President George W. Bush's aircraft carrier production impressed MSNBC's Chris Matthews, a former Democratic political operative and a vociferous opponent of Bush's Iraq policy. Before Bush's address from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, recalling Bush's arrival via Navy jet in full pilot's gear, Matthews raved about how “Americans love having a guy as President, a guy who has a little swagger” since “we like having a hero as our President.” After the speech, he asserted that not since JFK have we seen “this kind of love of the troops for their Commander-in-Chief. These guys would take a bullet for this guy.”

"I liked what James A. Baker and Lee Hamilton reported back after a serious investigation of Iraq. I liked their ideas. And it's something that we should seriously consider .... By the way, in the report it said, it is—the government may have to put in more troops to be able to get to that position. And that's what we do. We put in more troops to get to a position where we can be in some other place. The question is, who ought to make that decision? The Congress or the commanders? And as you know, my position is clear—I'm the commander guy."

President George W. Bush


The Sound Of A Heart Breaking

"Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek,
for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful,
for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure of heart,
for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called children of God.

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

Gospel of Matthew 5:3-10

"No sacrifice. Not for “the planet,” not for the Third World, not for other species. Tell them your life belongs to you and you mean to enjoy it. Tell them that the planet exists for you, not you for the planet, and that you intend to use it for your benefit."

George Reisman @ www.capitalism.net.
(Read more on the gospel of selfishness at the Hudson blog www.ontheborderline.net)

Not The OnTheBorderLiners Hudson!!!

Travel magazine names Hudson top ‘small town’

by Doug Stohlberg
Hudson Star-Observer
Published Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Hudson was recognized by Midwest Living magazine as a “Best Small Town in the Midwest” to visit. In an article titled, “The 100 Best Small-Town Getaways,” Hudson was listed as No. 58.

Midwest Living is considered one of the nation’s top travel publications.

“This is a wonderful honor,” said Kim Heinemann, president of the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau. “We have always worked hard to promote our community, and it is a great honor to be recognized by this respected publication.”


That's For Sissies Anyways...

"Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity."

Lord Acton

Hot Dang! It's A Free Market Ying Yang!!

Oil Refiners' Production Lows, Profit Highs

Where's the gas? As pump prices test $3, persistent problems, from old plants to a shortage of skilled workers, spur debate on the industry

Read more crude bullshit.

G.M. Profit Down 90% From 2006

The General Motors Corporation reported a 90 percent decline in first-quarter profit today as losses at its finance arm overshadowed the gains from restructuring its automotive operations.

Read more on corporate wealth.


Bush Wants More Free Trade Zones in Columbia

AKA. Right Wing Death Squad Boot Camps.
WASHINGTON — President Bush called on Congress Wednesday to approve a free-trade agreement with Colombia, saying "it is very important for this nation to stand with democracies."

Standing on the White House lawn with visiting Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, Bush called the pact with Colombia, Peru and Panama "good for the United States, good for job creators, farmers, workers, good for Colombia."

Bush said votes in Congress on such trade treaties "are more than just trade votes. They are signals to South America that we stand with nations that are willing to make hard decisions on behalf of the people."

Colombian Senator:Death Squads Met At Uribe's Ranch:

BOGOTA, Colombia, April 17 -- An opposition lawmaker on Tuesday alleged that paramilitary death squads met at the ranch of President Álvaro Uribe in the late 1980s and plotted to murder opponents, an explosive charge in a growing scandal that has unearthed ties between the illegal militias and two dozen congressmen.

Basing his accusations on government documents and depositions by former paramilitary members and military officers, Sen. Gustavo Petro said the militiamen met at Uribe's Guacharacas farm as well as ranches owned by his brother, Santiago Uribe, and a close associate, Luis Alberto Villegas.

Sen. Gustavo Petro, left, said squads met in the late 1980s at the ranch of the current president, Álvaro Uribe, right, whose government denies it.
Sen. Gustavo Petro, left, said squads met in the late 1980s at the ranch of the current president, Álvaro Uribe, right, whose government denies it. (William Fernando Martinez - AP)

Old Dogs, Watermelon & BorderLine Whine

"There is a premise you see spewed by the left, the media, and a certain socialist blog here in St. Croix County and that is the concept of "income inequality". This mainstay of the left depicts the United States as a nation starkly divided between the rich and poor...So inequities do exist, but not at nearly at the the hyped levels you hear about from the left. Additionally, many of the inequities are self imposed. Do you think the richest man in the world, Bill Gates, could have achieved what he did by going into a profession where market influences did not affect his endeavors? Oh, he did not finish college, and the industry he spawned employs millions and millions and has help America to continue to be the greatest nation of the face of this planet. It was not unions, not education, not entitlement mentality, nor exploitation that earned Bill Gates his fortune, it was good old entrepreneurial western capitalism."


"Is the rich world aware of how four billion of the six billion live? If we were aware, we would want to help out, we'd want to get involved."

Bill Gates

"Conservatives, on the other hand, entertain no illusions about computers in the schools or anything else. Instead, they stick by the bootstrap myth, and free marketism as the course to personal and national success. We have over 200 years of evidence strongly suggesting that America's favorite theological premise, Adam Smith's “unseen hand,” like the gravity defying bootstrap theory, is a sorry thing indeed for any sane person to hang his ass on, given that both are endorsed chiefly by the smuggest, the greediest and richest among us. Most working folks would simply prefer an even start -- a fair break for everyone without depending on bootstraps or unseen hand theology crafted by a man who offered that the self-interested pursuit of money somehow made men more altruistic. Despite modern apologists' assertions to the contrary, Smith also believed the unseen hand was actually that of God, “whose wisdom works itself through competition for wealth,” and that “providence rightly divided the earth among a few lordly masters.” He disliked government except when it was clubbing down "the vice ridden and slothful poor." Property is government, he said, and “Till there be property there can be no government, the very end of which is to secure wealth, and to defend the rich from the poor,” thereby writing the Republican Party platform a full 89 years before the party was even born. Even allowing for the times, the guy was a bloodless prick. But then, so was Ronald Reagan, yet we are forced to suffer a similar deification of his addled free market cowboyisms. Feel free to hold your head and scream."

Gavin Kennedy@ Adam Smith's Lost Legacy

Whatever you say dear...

"Washington... has become an alien city-state that rules America, and much of the rest of the world, in the way that Rome ruled the Roman Empire."

Richard Maybury


Tough Questions for a Wal-Mart Propagandist

Confessions of Wal-Mart Hitman

Wal-Mart and Health Care

Download the Wal-Mart and Health Care Flyer - PDF

Wal-Mart’s Health Care Plan Fails to Cover Over 775,000 Employees

* Wal-Mart reported in January 2006 that its health insurance only covers 43% of their employees. Wal-Mart has approximately 1.39 million US employees. [http://www.walmartfacts.com/docs/1625_jan2006healthcarebackgrounders_576890240.pdf]

Wal-Mart’s Health Insurance Falls Far Short of Other Large Companies

* On average for 2005, large companies (200 or more workers) cover approximately 66% of their employees. If Wal-Mart was to reach the average coverage rate, Wal-Mart should be covering an additional 318,000 employees [Kaiser Family Foundation, 2005 and http://www.walmartfacts.com/docs/1625_jan2006healthcarebackgrounders_576890240.pdf].

Wal-Mart’s Health Care Eligibility is Restrictive

* Part-timers—anybody below 34 hours a week – must wait 1 year before they can enroll. Moreover, spouses of part-time employees are ineligible for family health care coverage for 2006. [Wal-Mart Stores, “My Benefits, New Peak Time Benefits Making ad Difference For You,” 2006]
* Full-time hourly employees must wait 180 days (approximately 6 months) before being able to enroll in Wal-Mart’s health insurance plan. Managers have no waiting period. [Wal-Mart 2006 Associate Guide]
* Nationally, the average wait time for new employees to become eligible is 1.7 months. For the retail industry it is 3.0 months. [Kaiser Family Foundation & Health Research and Educational Trust, 2005]

All of Wal-Mart’s Health Plan’s Are Too Costly for Its Workers to Use

* Since the average full-time Wal-Mart employee earned $17,114 in 2005, he or she would have to spend between 7 and 25 percent of his or her income just to cover the premiums and medical deductibles, if electing for single coverage. [Wal-Mart 2006 Associate Guide and UFCW analysis]
* The average full-time employee electing for family coverage would have to spend between 22 and 40 percent of his or her income just to cover the premiums and medical deductibles. These costs do not include other health-related expenses such as medical co-pays, prescription coverage, emergency room deductibles, and ambulance deductibles. [Wal-Mart 2006 Associate Guide and UFCW Analysis].
* Wal-Mart trumps the affordability of its new health care plan. According to Wal-Mart, “In January [2006], …Coverage will be available for as little as $22 per month for individuals” [www.walmartfacts.com]
* What Wal-Mart’s website leaves out: Coverage is affordable, but using it will bankrupt many employees. Wal-Mart’s most affordable plan for 2006 includes a $1,000 deductible for single coverage and a $3,000 deductible for family coverage ($1,000 deductible per person covered up to $3,000). [Wal-Mart 2006 Associate Guide]

Wal-Mart Admits Public Health Care is a “Better Value”

* President and CEO Lee Scott said in 2005, "In some of our states, the public program may actually be a better value - with relatively high income limits to qualify, and low premiums." [Transcript Lee Scott Speech 4/5/05]

Wal-Mart’s Health Care is Getting Costlier

* Between 2000-2005, the cost of premiums rose 169 percent for single coverage and 117 percent for family coverage. [UFCW analysis of annual Wal-Mart Associate Guides].
* In comparison, premiums for family coverage in the U.S. have increased only by 59%, from 2000-2005. [Employer Health Benefits: 2004 Annual Survey, Kaiser Family Foundation & Health Research and Educational Trust, 2004] Wal-Mart Employees Pay More for Health Care Costs
* In 2004, Wal-Mart employees, in total, paid approximately 41% of the plan costs [Wal-Mart IRS 5500 Filings, 2005].
* Nationally for 2004 on average employees paid for only 16% of single coverage costs and 28% of family coverage costs [Kaiser Family Foundation, 2005].

Wal-Mart Covers Less of the Health Care Costs Compared to Its Competitors

* In a state analysis, the Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services found that in 2003, Wal-Mart covered only 52% of total health care premium costs compared to K-Mart which covered 66%, Target which covered 68%, and Sears which covered 80% [“Employers Who Have 50 or More Employees Using Public Health Assistance,” Division of Health Care Finance and Policy, 2/2005]

Wal-Mart’s Spending Falls Below Industry Standards

* Wal-Mart’s spending on health care for its employees falls well below industry and national employer averages. In 2002, as reported in the Wall Street Journal, Wal-Mart spent an average of $3,500 per employee. By comparison, the average spending per employee in the wholesale/retailing sector was $4,800. For U.S. employers in general, the average was $5,600 per employee, Therefore, Wal-Mart’s average spending on health benefits for each covered employee was 27% less than the industry average and 37% less than the national average. [Bernard Wysocki, Jr. and Ann Zimmerman, “Wal-Mart Cost-Cutting Finds a Big Target in Health Benefits,” Wall Street Journal September 30, 2003 p1]

Wal-Mart Only Spends 77 Cents an Hour Per Employee for Health Benefits

* In 2004, Wal-Mart spent $1.5 billion on its health insurance. This amounts to an employer contribution of around only $0.77 an hour per employee. This accounts for approximately a half-percent of Wal-Mart's $285 billion in sales in 2004. [Susan Chambers, Wal-Mart Internal Memo, 2005, Wal-Mart Annual Report, 2005].

Wal-Mart Increased Advertising More Than Health Care

* In 2004, Wal-Mart spent nearly the same amount on advertising as it did on health insurance. In 2004, Wal-Mart reports that it spent $1.5 billion on health care benefits and $1.4 billion in advertising. [Wal-Mart Annual Report 2005, Susan Chambers, Wal-Mart Internal Memo, 2005]
* Between 2003 and 2004, Wal-Mart increased its advertising budget by $434 million, only increasing its spending on employee health care by $100 million. That means Wal-Mart increased its spending on advertising by 45 percent while only increasing its spending on employee health care by 7 percent. [Wal-Mart Annual Report 2005, Susan Chambers, Wal-Mart Internal Memo, 2005]
* In fact, Wal-Mart has consistently increased spending on advertising more than its spending on employee health care. Between 2002 and 2003, Wal-Mart put more new funds into advertising than into health care. Wal-Mart increased spending on advertising by $290 million, while only increasing health care spending by $215 million for the same period. (note: this also occurred in 1995-96, 1997-98,1998-1999). [Wal-Mart Annual Reports and 5500 Filings]

One Out of Six Wal-Mart Employees Has No Health Care Coverage At All

* This is more than double the national percentage for large firms (firms with over 100 employees). In fact, we estimate that Wal-Mart accounted in 2005 for more than 1 out of every 40 uninsured workers who are employed at a large firm. [Susan Chambers, Wal-Mart Internal Memo, 2005; Wal-Mart Annual Report; “Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Coverage: Sponsorship, Eligibility, and Participation Patterns in 2001,” Bowen Garrett, Ph.D., released by the Kaiser Family Foundation September 2004].

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Costs to Taxpayers

Download the Wal-Mart and Cost to Taxpayers fact sheet - PDF

Your tax dollars pay for Wal-Mart's greed

* The estimated total amount of federal assistance for which Wal-Mart employees were eligible in 2004 was $2.5 billion. [The Hidden Price We All Pay For Wal-Mart, A Report By The Democratic Staff Of The Committee On Education And The Workforce, 2/16/04]
* One 200-employee Wal-Mart store may cost federal taxpayers $420,750 per year. This cost comes from the following, on average:
o $36,000 a year for free and reduced lunches for just 50 qualifying Wal-Mart families.
o $42,000 a year for low-income housing assistance.
o $125,000 a year for federal tax credits and deductions for low-income families.
o $100,000 a year for the additional expenses for programs for students.
o $108,000 a year for the additional federal health care costs of moving into state children's health insurance programs (S-CHIP)
o $9,750 a year for the additional costs for low income energy assistance.
[The Hidden Price We All Pay For Wal-Mart, A Report By The Democratic Staff Of The Committee On Education And The Workforce, 2/16/04]

Health care subsidies compared to executive compensation

* Excluding his salary of $1.2 million, in 2004 Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott made around $22 million in bonuses, stock awards, and stock options in 2004.
* This $22 million could reimburse taxpayers in 3 states where Wal-Mart topped the list of users of state-sponsored health care programs, covering more than 15,000 Wal-Mart employees and dependents. [Wal-Mart Proxy Statement and News Articles GA, CT, AL].

Your tax dollars subsidize Wal-Mart's growth

* The first ever national report on Wal-Mart subsidies documented at least $1 billion in subsidies from state and local governments.
* A Wal-Mart official stated that “it is common” for the company to request subsidies “in about one-third of all [retail] projects.” This would suggest that over a thousand Wal-Mart stores have been subsidized. [“Shopping For Subsidies: How Wal-Mart Uses Taxpayer Money to Finance Its Never-Ending Growth,” Good Job First, May 2004]

Washington Insiders Adopt "San Francisco Values"

Washington Madam Deborah Palfrey

On Friday, Randall L. Tobias resigned as deputy secretary of state one day after confirming to Brian Ross of ABC that he had patronized the Pamela Martin firm. Speaking yesterday on "Good Morning America," Ross said Tobias told him Tobias's number was on Palfrey's phone records because he had called "to have gals come over to the condo to give me a massage." There had been "no sex," Ross quoted Tobias as saying, and that recently he has used another service, "with Central American gals," for massages.

Tobias, who is 65 and married, was director of U.S. Foreign Assistance and administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. He previously held a top job in the Bush administration overseeing AIDS relief, in which he promoted abstinence and a policy requiring grant recipients to swear they oppose prostitution.

Jeane Palfrey AKA "The Washington Madam" recently recorded 5 hours of titillating radio interviews on wsRadio's show "My Side of the Story". Jeane Palfrey, the alleged Washington Madam has been silent, refusing numerous requests for interviews since the Federal Government, without notice, raided her northern California home and seized all her assets, via the civil asset forfeiture process. The government's allegations are that Ms. Palfrey had operated a prostitution business, in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, from 1993 through August of 2006. Her silence is ending. Palfrey is telling her side of the story on wsRadio.com.

We believe once ABC airs their content in May, the world will be intrigued and extremely interested in hearing more in depth details on Ms. Palfrey, her escort business and her high profile, beltway clientele." Since the announcement regarding the contract between wsRadio and Ms. Palfrey, wsRadio has received numerous offers to acquire the content.
Interested parties can bid on the 5 hours of radio interview with Pamela Palfrey here.
Free Market Capitalism in it's finest hour.

To recycle a well known quote: prostitution combines free enterprise with sex. Which one are you against?

May 1: Mission Accomplished Day

Four Years After 'Mission Accomplished'

By Dan Froomkin
Special to washingtonpost.com
Tuesday, May 1, 2007; 1:14 PM

There may be no more vivid illustration of the collapse of President Bush's public image than the changing perceptions of his "Mission Accomplished" moment.

Four years ago today, Bush flew aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier in "Top Gun" style, stood under a banner proclaiming "Mission Accomplished," and proudly declared: "Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed."

Read it and weap...

Tell Us The Mission (Accomplished)

May Day: All Together!!!

"The next time you wonder what the union does for you, take a look at the car you drive, the house you own, the standard of living you have, and realize that the union got these for you and that management is hell bent on driving your standard of living into the ground.”

Tom Kelly
APWU local union president

Visit: Big Labor!


Out Back...Something To Hide

How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm?

"Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac."

- George Orwell

Breaking up with the GOP

Is the battle of individual liberty against big government over? A lot of Republicans seem to have declared 'mission accomplished'

Senior editorial writer and columnist for the Register

Have you ever been in one of those destructive long-term relationships that, at some point, you really just needed to end?

I'm not referring to my marriage to my lovely wife of 23 years, but to my 25-year relationship with the Republican Party. In recent years especially, I have found fewer things in common with the party. I feel used and abused. We've obviously grown in different and incompatible directions.

It's a groan-inducing cliché, I know, but it applies here: I didn't leave the party; the party left me.

I grew up in one of those East Coast Democratic households, where FDR, JFK and even LBJ were lionized, and where the GOP wasn't so much loathed as ignored. I never met an actual Republican – at least anyone who admitted as much – until I went away to college. I became a Republican during Ronald Reagan's first term, having been inspired by his appeals to liberty, to his recognition of the freedom-stifling aspects of big government, to his unabashed embrace of the traditions of America's founders.

Reagan never actually rolled back government, but I can forgive a failure to achieve lofty aims. I cannot forgive abandonment of those aims. And it has been obvious for years, especially under the leadership of our current Republican president and our previously Republican-controlled Congress, that the "pro-liberty" stance has become nothing more than an applause line at those syrupy Flag Day dinners.

Reazd more@ The Orange County Register.

A new element: Bushcronium

The densest element yet known to science has been discovered. The new element has been named "Bushcronium".

Bushcronium has one neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 224 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 911.
These particles are held together by dark forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons. The symbol for Bushcronium is "W."

Bushcronium's mass actually increases over time, as these morons randomly interact with various elements in the atmosphere and become assistant deputy neutrons in a Bushcronium molecule, forming a large cluster of idiotopes.
This characteristic of moron-promotion leads some scientists to believe that Bushcronium is formed whenever morons reach a critical mass also known as "Critical Morass."

When catalyzed with money, Bushcronium activates Foxnewsium, an element radiating several orders of magnitude more energy, mostly as incoherent noise, since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons.


One Less Neo-Con in Power?

Wolfowitz's World Bank deputy tells him to quit

"Paul Wolfowitz's tenure as president of the World Bank may be decided today by the bank's governing board, after he was abandoned by the Bush administration and faced a revolt led by his own deputy.

When Mr Wolfowitz asked a meeting of senior staff yesterday what he could do to repair faith in his leadership, he was told bluntly to resign by Graeme Wheeler, a managing director of the bank and one of two deputies to the president."

"Sources inside the bank have described the situation as "civil war". The Bank's staff association has called for Mr Wolfowitz to resign, and a group of senior staff have threatened to quit if he stays. Other staff are planning to wear blue ribbons to show their support for the calls for his resignation.

The World Bank's board, made up of 24 directors representing the bank's member countries, has cancelled its previous agenda for today to discuss Mr Wolfowitz's personal intervention to secure pay increases and benefits for his girlfriend, Shaha Riza, shortly after he took over as head of the bank.

Yesterday the Bush administration suggested it was prepared to see the board sanction Mr Wolfowitz - a signal that its patience is wearing thin.

After reiterating that President Bush had "full confidence" in Mr Wolfowitz, a White House spokesman said: "I think the effort of the World Bank board should be to get to the facts, treat it with fairness and think of the long-term effectiveness of the institution."

The careful formulation used by the White House indicated that it was washing its hands of Mr Wolfowitz, a bank source said."

The War Party

Support for George W. Bush’s foreign policy now defines the GOP.

by W. James Antle III

Litmus tests must go. That is the rallying cry of those who believe Republicans should drop their insistence that the party’s 2008 presidential candidate toe the line on taxes, abortion, guns, or immigration. Wartime, the argument goes, is no time for conservatives to demand ideological purity. Or, as Noemie Emery put it in an emblematic essay for The Weekly Standard, “in a time of national peril, the test is a luxury [conservatives] cannot afford.”

Judging from presidential preference polls, many Republicans appear to be listening. The current 2008 frontrunner, former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, is pro-choice and supports civil unions for gays, gun control, and a fairly permissive immigration policy. Until recently, he favored taxpayer funding of abortion and opposed the partial-birth abortion ban. In second place is Sen. John McCain, who voted against the Bush tax cuts, sponsored amnesty for illegal immigrants, championed a campaign-finance law that put restrictions on conservative groups ranging from the National Rifle Association to the National Right to Life Committee, and believes the federal government should referee professional boxing.

Read more @ The American Conservative.

Republican Propagnada Hoodwinks America

Lynch Testifies

"U.S. officials originally said Lynch fought her attackers until her ammunition ran out, but she later said she never fired a shot.

Tuesday, Lynch told her side of the story.

Lynch and the family of Soldier Pat Tillman spoke to a House of Representatives panel about the inaccuracies surrounding what happened to both soldiers and why the truth was hidden.

She says the heroic stories told through the media were fabricated."

At least a couple people spotted the truth back in 2003.
University of Rochester Student Michael Newmark for one.
In his student newspaper he writes:

The Republican propaganda masters at work

"I did not watch the TV movie devoted to the subject of the heroic Jessica Lynch, but not for the reasons you might expect from a college student, such as laziness or not owning a TV. Actually, the reason why I did not watch the movie was because I, frankly, refused to watch it.

The story itself has all the makings of a typical propaganda film of the type perfected by Hitler's cronies, and, like those films, I am sure it neglected to mention a few crucial facts that most Americans aren't aware of - for example, that she was kept in a civilian hospital where there were no Iraqi soldiers present.

I find it convenient that this TV movie should premiere just when the military is having its hardest time in Iraq, and the American public is really starting to doubt the necessity of our going there in the first place. There's nothing like a good piece of propaganda to make you turn your mind away from all the pieces of evidence that scream to the effect we shouldn't have invaded Iraq in the first place - like no evidence of nuclear or biological weapons, for starters. To me, this movie symbolizes the last act of a desperate man, scrambling wildly to rationalize a series of totally unnecessary acts of violence and diplomatic isolation."

Lynch's Testimony:Newsweek.

......."So what really happened?
I didn’t even get a shot off. My weapon had jammed. And I didn’t even get to fire. A rocket-propelled grenade hit the back of our [Humvee], which made Lori [Piestewa], my friend, lose control of the vehicle, and we slammed into the back of another truck in our unit.

Who is to blame for spreading the misinformation?
Well, I think really the military and the media. The military, for not setting the record straight and the media for spreading it, and not seeking the true facts. They just ran with it instead of waiting until the facts were straightened out.

What do you hope Congress achieves with today’s hearing?
I hope it [helps] the Tillman family get the accurate information that they deserve. They need to know what happened to their son and why they were lied to."

This Moment Now

All you who seek the Way, please, do not waste this moment now.

Zen teaching