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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
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
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
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
Posted October 05, 2005
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