Wednesday, October 11, 2006

North Korea: Stop Blaming Bill Clinton!!!

I’m tired of hearing Republican leaders attempting to falsely associate blame for current USA problems on the shoulders of the Great Former President Bill Clinton. The fact of the matter is there were no international incidents, no production of Nuclear weapons, no nuclear test by N. Korea under Bill Clinton.

Do these Republican leaders have no respect for Bill Clinton whom successfully served his nation for 8 years?

Fact, under G.W. Bush whom has been in office for 6 years there has been an increase in Nuclear material & weapons produced in N. Korea, under ground test just conducted last week, and missiles test shot over our ally Japan.

The Buck stops with G.W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, John McCain and the like.

Unlike G.W Bush, the Honorable President Bill Clinton guarded our nation well.

John McCain called his tactics as ‘given carrots’, but in realty in was diplomacy. A talent lacking in G.W. Bush.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Flipping Societal Norms

We live in world where vast changes are on the topping edge of flipping societal norms. The norm that the USA is the lone distinctive internationally power.

I gave a speech at the University of South Florida a few years ago about the future economic, military, and political influence of the USA. Today, I believe the same, that the United States of America is almost no longer a distinctive sole superpower.

Under the leadership of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney we have lost our stature.

You may call this pessimist forecasting. My opinion is not stated for the sack of itself but to emphasis that changes are need to U.S. economic, domestic, and diplomatic policies.

I’m sure there are others that can articulate on my following position more adequately. There is no possibility for a new nation to emerge that truly represents pure equality, opportunity and freedom as the USA did 200 years ago. Therefore there will be drastic changes in those nations where there is “room for and civilian pressure for” change.

Observation shows there are 4 global regions where such changes shall occur.

USA, Russia, China and India will be the countries most unrecognizable altered from their current situation.

South America, Africa, and the Middle East are regions crippled by cultural barriers preventing their advancement.

Significant events could possibly come from Iran, North Korea, and Japan. Because these Countries possess unique independent ‘aspirations’.

Briefly, we must discuss Iran & North Korea. Think of them as 1 hypothetically. Common sense would dictate the following: These 2 sovereign nations are being pressured to remain in the “stone age”, not developing economically and industrially nearly unilaterally by the USA. Do not read more into my statement. Basically, these nations have 2 rights in this situation: to industrialize and to defend themselves.

The interest of no country should impede on such. The development of Nuclear weapons however could logically be argued not a right of all nations.

This is dramatically a detrimental position for the USA to hold. This approach has occurred solely under the leadership of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. No other presidents: not George Washington, not J.F. Kennedy, not Harry Truman, not Jimmy Carter nor Bill Clinton were as foolishly pushing our wonderful nation towards ever lasting War as this G.W. Bush administration. Let’s pray such leadership is an anomaly.

Europe already in advanced political states, will simply adapt to those changes seen in the USA, Russia, China and India.

Only God knows what our world will evolve into. A world of peace & prosperity or a world of conflict and war and for whom?

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Foley Fallout Spreads

Foley Fallout Spreads through-out the Republican Party.

Today on C-SPAN a Conservative voter said 'they are now going to vote for Democrats this year because of abuses of power by the GOP'. In addition Conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh fabricated wild speculation that Mark Foley was set up. Speaker Dennis Hastert may be forced to resign as joked by White House Press Secretary Tony Snow. And President Bush is risking political capital by supporting Speaker Hastert.

The FL 16th Congressional District Seat which encompasses areas just south of Sarasota will most likely now go to Democrat Mahoney (C&B).

The following is reported by National Public Radio.

The fallout on Capitol Hill from computer messages resigned Rep. Mark Foley sent to under-age pages continued Tuesday, with a call for Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert's resignation coming from a conservative newspaper.

Late Tuesday, Foley's attorney acknowledged for the first time that his client is gay. Speaking to the media in Florida, Attorney David Roth also said that when Foley was a teenager, he was molested by a clergyman.
But earlier in the day, the Republican Party was seeking to cope with a scandal that has derailed hopes of focusing on midterm elections. The day included a show of support for Speaker Hastert from President Bush.
The President spoke in California, where he went to raise money for Republican congressional candidates. In his first public remarks on the Foley scandal, Mr. Bush said he was "dismayed and shocked" to learn of what he called Foley's "unacceptable behavior."

"Families have every right to expect that when they send their children to be a congressional page in Washington, that those children will be safe," the president said.

"We have every right as citizens to expect people who hold high office behave responsibly in that office."

The conservative Washington Times newspaper has called on Speaker Dennis Hastert to resign his post, saying the House leader was either grossly negligent or deliberately looked the other way.

Hastert has said he does not remember being told by his staff that a former page had complained about e-mails Foley sent him in the summer of 2005.

Hastert conceded Tuesday that the e-mails were a red flag that should have warned House leaders of Foley's conduct.

Of Hastert, President Bush said, "I know that he wants all the facts to come out and he wants to ensure that these children up there on Capitol Hill are protected. I'm confident he will provide whatever leadership he can to law enforcement in this investigation."

The FBI is conducting a preliminary probe into whether any laws were broken by Foley's explicit messaging to minors.
House Republican leader John Boehner seemed to distance himself from Speaker Hastert as he explained his own conduct in the case.
In an interview with Cincinnati radio station WLW, Boehner said he too was aware of the initial concerns about Foley, and said he passed those concerns to Hastert.

"I believe the clerk of the House who runs the page program, the page board, all report to the speaker," Boehner said. "And I believed it had been dealt with."

Boehner's office later released a letter to the editor of the Washington Times, in which he stated that no one the House leadership, including Speaker Hastert, had any knowledge of the warped and sexually explicit instant messages that were revealed last Friday.

Other Republican House members have begun circling the wagons around Hastert. Arizona congressman John Shadegg has been rounding up signatures on a letter in support of Hastert. And Republican Ray LaHood, who represents a district in Illinois near Hastert's, says the speaker was ill-served by his staff."


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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Rush Limbaugh has lost All decency

I urge everyone to listen to Rush Limbaugh’s Radio broadcast on October 3, 2006. He defended Mark Foley, the disgraced Congressman from Florida.

Yesterday, Rush Limbaugh made claims of wild speculation that the Democratic Party planted pages in the House to set up Mark Foley.

What an imagination he has, and he claims to report the news.

My lord! Did Rush Limbaugh forget about the children affected in this matter, the families, and the criminal acts of Mark Foley?

Political pundits would be right on to associate Rush Limbaugh with a Pig.

If Republicans will not disassociate themselves from this scandal then God damn, don’t defend the behavior of Mark Foley!

Limbaugh’s show today was simply disgusting (you can quote me on that).

-Anthony T. Brooks
Checks & Balances Blog