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                          by Jim Hightower

 

 

 

 

WAS ROBERTSON SPEAKING FOR THE BUSHITES ?

 

George W's state department was furious with Bush's political buddy, Pat Robertson, who had just called for the use of murder as a foreign policy tool. A department spokesman snarled that he found Robertson's murderous suggestion "despicable."

The spokesman was not referring to the loopy, right-wing reverend's recent call for the assassination of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez. Instead, this outraged reprimand came in 2003 after Brother Pat had called for blowing up the state department with "a nuclear device."

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WHY AREN'T THE BUSHES AT WAR?

George W is the kind of guy who'll gladly sacrifice your life for his country.

Not only was he a cheerleader when he was in college at Yale, but he also was an energetic cheerleader for the war that was raging in Vietnam at the time. Of course, he cheered from a safe distance, using family connections to make certain that he personally would not have to do any fighting.
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INVADING YOUR LIBRARY RECORDS

You can trust your government, right?

That's what the Bushites told us and the congress in 2001, when they rushed into law their USA Patriot Act, which included Section 215, a provision allowing the FBI to seize our personal library records without even getting a search warrant. Trust us, they said we won't misuse this autocratic, un-American power of intrusion into people's privacy.
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THE NEW POLL TAX

Anyone younger than 40 will not remember that many Americans mostly in the South used to have to pay to vote. It was called the "poll tax," and the unvarnished purpose of this $1.50 assessment was to price poor people (especially poor African-Americans) out of the voting booth.

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Posted  October 05, 2005

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