Sunday, August 20, 2006

Christians & War

The Christian Church should not be concerned with Islam, it must be concerned with spreading the word of our Church. This was the calling left to the disciples. Jesus did not teach to promote Christian values through Wars of bombs but a spiritual warfare of faith.

What a world this would be if Christians alone strayed from Jesus’ example of Peace and embraced Lucifer’s tools of War. The Bible in Luke 2:14 says “Glory to God in the highest and peace on earth, good will towards men.”

Those claiming to be Christians within the United States are today becoming agitated by certain Muslim beliefs. Such beliefs as those that call for the killing of ‘infidels’.

The answer to such beliefs is certainly not continued War.

Christians are not alone; there are various faiths, and non believers whose values have no moral foundation. So I ask if the Christians will not be advocates of Peace within the World, then who shall be?

Saturday, August 19, 2006

13 Senators to End the Iraq War.

On June, 2006 the Senate had the opportunity to End the War in Iraq however they rejected two separate proposals, one by Kerry and another by Levin. There are Only 13 Senators standing firmly against the War.

It took 13 Colonies to birth our great nation. 13 Senators to end this War in Iraq.


Its Iraq Stupid.

I don't tend to give advice to Republicans, but here's some: You will loose the House in 2006 because of Iraq.

Iraq: Why are we really there?

In 2002 Mr. G.W. Bush said 'Saddam tried to kill my dad'.

Maybe this is the real reason. What do you think?


White House war-makers masquerading as peacemakers

"Once again President Bush has deceived the American people to open the way for a war of aggression, this time against Lebanon. Had it been successful, regime change in Syria and Iran were next on his agenda. It is now clear that the assault on Lebanon was agreed on and planned by the U.S. and Israel long before Hezbollah, reacting to Israel’s brutal assault against Palestine, captured two Israeli soldiers on July 12 of this year which was claimed to justify bombing all of Lebanon. After his tragically criminal war in Iraq and the emerging failure of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, President Bush apparently believes he can fool most of the people all of the time.

While Europe and the Arab world overwhelmingly called for an immediate cease fire, President Bush and his administration declared Israel "has the right to defend itself," supported the invasion and rejected a cease fire. The world watched in anguish as Israeli aircraft destroyed villages, towns and civilian facilities throughout Lebanon. Hezbollah fighters stopped a massive Israeli invasion of southern Lebanon and rained thousands of missiles into northern Israel. Every belligerent utterance of George W. Bush, our “War President,” and his war seeking assistants, referenced Hezbollah, Syria and Iran in the same breath. All received their special insults, as did the Muslim world, called “Islamic Fascists” by the President of the United States.

After it became clear that Israel had failed to achieve any of its proclaimed military objectives and U.S. officials had acknowledged that Israel was losing the war, the U.S. reversed its position and contributed to a negotiated cease fire to protect Israel. President Bush praised Israel as the Victor and claimed credit for the cease fire. The Lebanese people, Hezbollah, Syria, Iran and the world that watched the month of mayhem knew better. Israel did not even obtain the release of its two captured soldiers. Israel is withdrawing from Lebanon. People are returning to their villages. Hezbollah is leading the rebuilding of Lebanon, its prestige at an all time high in Lebanon, the Muslim world and beyond.
Israel is in turmoil. Former Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decried the “mismanagement of the War” in the Knesset, and vowed that Israel will learn from its mistakes.

The fear and hatred generated by this brutal war of aggression makes peace more remote.

Probably 1200 Lebanese were killed, 75 percent civilian, and 140 Israelis, 80 percent military, with thousands injured, and an estimated $10 billion in property damage in Lebanon, 99 percent civilian.

How long can the American people accept a President who places himself above the law, who repeatedly wages wars of aggression, authorizes excessive force, the targeting of civilians, indiscriminate destruction, collective punishment, torture, disappearance, unlimited, illegal detention and dismisses them all with lies? How long will our nation endure this war by and against terrorism that he is creating?

Lebanon had hurt no one. It will be decades before it recovers if let alone. Like Palestine and Iraq it is a land of diverse and wonderful peoples of ancient and modern cultures. Beirut is one of the most glorious cities of the Mediterranean with snow capped mountains an hour's drive away. There are still stands of virgin cedars from which Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem was built in peaceful commerce. Two thousand six hundred years ago, the prophet Ezekiel wrote of Tyre as a place “of perfect beauty...

Thy borders are in the midst of the sea... Thy builders have perfected thy beauty...” truth that millions of people have observed over the millenniums. Today Tyre lays in ruin once again from Israeli assault as the world has witnessed by television.

Can we doubt that President Bush will attack yet another country, if We, the People, fail to do our duty? Can he learn that you make more friends by helping feed children than by killing them?
We must act to Impeach George W. Bush and his criminal cohorts now.

Ramsey Clark"

Monday, August 14, 2006

Iraq, Iraq, Iraq.

I heard someone describe the War in Iraq as "reinforced failure".

Observing this whole situation in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Middle East, one cannot ignore the Administration at fault.

Our presence in the Middle East is tantamount to putting our face into a nest of hornets.

The G.W. Bush Administration is utterly plagued with failures and lack of skill. In 7 years Bush has almost gambled away the respected reputation of the United States of America.

I propose this: besides supporting Israel the U.S. should completely leave the Middle East, bringing home the military by 2007.

Its time for change.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Democratic Strategy: Rovian

The Democratic Party needs to take such aggressive tactics to beat the Republican Party.

They may seem to be unethical but as Karl Rove still holds a job within the White House such aggressive tactics are apparently legal.

Liberman Looses Primary to Lamont:

Justice Kennedy speaks on U.S. Democracy

Kennedy: Jury's out on U.S. democracy
By MARK NIESSE, Associated Press Writer

Sun Aug 6, 1:13 AM ET

The United States is not making the case for freedom, democracy and Western law to the rest of the world, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy said Saturday.

"Make no mistake, there's a jury that's out. In half the world, the verdict is not yet in. The commitment to accept the Western idea of democracy has not yet been made, and they are waiting for you to make the case," Kennedy said in an address to the American Bar Association.

Kennedy, 70, said he fears many parts of the world are not yet convinced that the American form of government as designed by the framers of the Constitution guarantees a better way of life.

"Our best security, our only security, is in the world of ideas, and I sense a slight foreboding," he said.

Kennedy, a moderate justice who has become a key swing vote on the Supreme Court, argued that the meaning of the phrase "rule of law" must be made clear in order to spread the cause of freedom to other countries. He avoided singling out specific nations.

He said the rule of law has three parts: it must be binding on all government officials, it must respect the dignity, equality and human rights of every person, and it must guarantee people the right to enforce the law without fear of retaliation.

"Americans must understand that if the rules of law have meaning, such as hope and inspiration for the rest of the world, it must be coupled with the opportunity to improve human existence," Kennedy said.

The United States' quest to spread freedom will only succeed if people in other countries accept the promises made by a democratic government, he said.

"For us, law is a liberating force. It's a promise, it's a covenant that says you can hope, you can dream, you can dare, you can plan," he said. "We must explain to a doubting world where the verdict is still out."

Kennedy, who has served on the Supreme Court since 1988, urged the attorneys in the audience to do their part to work for the preservation of basic rights and uphold the principles of the American justice system.
American Bar Association President Michael Greco discussed some of the same themes as he introduced Kennedy.

"Any threat to liberties and human rights in one country is a threat to the citizens of all nations," Greco said. "The most fundamental responsibility of members of the legal profession is to ensure that the law is used as an instrument to advance the basic principles of justice, fairness and equality."

Minimum Wage Increase

It is time for the Government to take care of its People. As a voter if you want to change the direction our nation is headed then you must vote to change Congress.

The minimum age has not been raised in 10 years. This Republican Congress whom voted against raising the minimum wage is the same Congress that voted to raise their own salaries. How can this be justified?

It is out right absurd!

In addition within the United States it seems there is great opposition to the idea by ‘Conservatives’ that any U.S. citizen whom works 40 hours a week at any job should be obliged to earn enough to afford basic necessities such as Housing, Food, Education, Transportation & Healthcare. The idea of a ‘living wage’.

A person working a needed job in America making minimum wage makes $880 a month before taxes.

It seems Republicans who claim to be compassionate, and a great deal who claim to be Christian would leave these their constituents to the dogs.

C&B cannot support these interests whom believe we should give tax breaks and financial incentives to the rich and corporations. These interest who believe that Business will always serve the public good. C&B holds that Business interests are out to turn a profit without regard to its contribution to the public. And without regard to the effects of this drive to turn a profit and its drain on the economy.

Such interests even believe there is limited role for the government in regulating business practices such as a minimum wage. The United States of America was founded on the principles of promoting public welfare. It is the role of government to play a part in such matters.

It is believed by some Regan Conservatives that government policy leaning towards government advancement of the Business Sector and the already wealthy will create a trickle down effect. This is utterly false. Such policies are creating a mass of wealth within a small population. And yes, this utopian idea of Regan economics may have held true if the Business Sector would be reinvesting within the United States creating not only more jobs which is not happening, but well paying jobs.

In addition knowing first hand that more services and skilled jobs are being outsourced to specifically India than are being created within the United States.

The Democratic Party must rally around an increase in the minimum ‘living’ wage.


Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Damn Oil Companies

The Oil Companies are spreading rumors about gas price hikes again.

This is not free market capitalism.

What’s going on is clear: The American people are being hood winkled!

How the hell do we go from paying $1.00 for a gallon of gas to $3.00 + in 3 years?

All this sitting around waiting for new leaders, the economic markets to adjust themselves or the FED to act is baloney. We the people should do 4 things:

1) Take to the Streets, Protest the offices of these Oil Executives their lobbyist including the politicians they have in their pockets

2) Demand Investigations of all Oil Companies (starting with Exxon followed by BP) by independent counsels

3) Spend our money on energy efficient industries

4) Build greener communities.

Impeachment of G.W.: far past due

C&B has been advocating Impeachment since its inception.

Congressman Conyers has published a report to support such action.

It is far past time for the Media, political organizations and the Public to act in solidarity to stop and hold accountable the architects of the Constitutional Crises brought own by the G.W. Bush Administration.

False statements to Congress, overstretching of the War Powers Resolution, international treaties on torture; the list goes on.

Support the Troops: End the Iraq War

The following e-mail was forwarded to me today. C&B does not support the War in Iraq; the troops however are a different issue. It has been suggested that every Friday be called Red Friday showing harmony & patriotism amongst all Americans in support of our fine troops. Sounds like a wonderful idea.

"Last week I was in Atlanta, Georgia attending a conference. While I was in the airport, returning home, I heard several people behind me beginning to clap and cheer. I immediately turned around and witnessed one of the greatest acts of patriotism I have ever seen.

Moving through the terminal was a group of soldiers in their cami's. As they began heading to their gate everyone (well,almost everyone) was abruptly on their feet, their hands waving and cheering. When I saw the soldiers, probably 30-40 of them being applauded and cheered for it hit me, I'm not alone. I'm not the only red-blooded American who still loves this country and supports our troops and their families.

Of cou! rse I immediately stopped and began clapping for these young unsung he roes who are putting their lives on the line everyday for us so we can go to school, work and home without fear or reprisal. Just when I thought I could not be more proud of my country or of our service men and women a young girl not more than 6 or 7 years old ran up to one of the male soldiers. He knelt down and said "Hi" to the little girl. Then she asked him if he would give something to her daddy for her. The young soldier who didn't look any older than maybe 22 said he would try, and what did she want him to give to her daddy. Then suddenly the little girl grabbed the neck of this soldier, gave him the biggest hug she could muster and then kissed him on the cheek.

The mother of the little girl who said her daughter's name was Courtney told the young soldier that her husband was a Marine and had been in Iraq for 11 months now. As the mom was explaining how much her daughter Courtney missed her father, the young soldier began to tear up. When this temporarily single mom finished explaining her situation, all of the soldiers huddled together for a brief moment. Then one of the other servicemen pulled out a military looking walkie-talkie. They started playing with the device and talking back and forth on it.

After about 10-15 seconds of this, the young soldier walked back over to Courtney, bent down and said this to her: "I spoke to your daddy and he told me to give this to you." He then hugged this little girl that he had just met and gave her a kiss on the cheek. He finished by saying, "Your daddy told me to tell you that he loves you more than anything and he is coming home very soon."

The mom at this point was crying almost uncontrollably. As the young soldier stood to his feet he saluted Courtney and her mom. I was standing no more than 6 feet away as this entire event unfolded. As the soldiers began to leave and head towards their gate, people resumed their applause. As I stood there applauding and looking around, there were very few dry eyes, including my own. That young soldier in one last act of selflessness, turned around and blew a kiss to Courtney with a tear rolling down his cheek.
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We need to remember everyday all of our soldiers and their families and thank God for them and their sacrifices. At the end of the day, it's good to be an American.

Red Friday Just keeping you "in the loop" so you'll know what's going on in case this takes off.

RED FRIDAYS ----- Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing Red every Friday. The reason? Americans who support our troops used to be called the "silent majority". We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for God, country and home in record breaking numbers. We are not organized, boisterous or over-bearing. We get no liberal media coverage on TV, to reflect our message or our opinions.

Many Americans, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of America supports our troops.

Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday -and continues each and every Friday until the troops all come home, sending a deafening message that every red-blooded American who supports our men and women afar will wear something red.

By word of mouth, press, T V-let's make the United States on every Friday a sea of red much like a homecoming football game in the bleachers.

If every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances, co-workers, friends, and family. It will not be long before the USA is covered in RED and it will let our troops know the once "silent" majority is on their side more than ever, ce! rtainly more than the media lets on.

The first thing a soldier says when asked "What can we do to make things better for you?" is...We need your support and your prayers.

Let's get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example; and wear something red every Friday.