The Lady Speaks

Truth to Power – Jack Galloway

From Sic Semper Tyrannis 2006:

Joe Galloway is the "Ernie Pyle" of my generation and one of the greatest friends the American soldier ever had. He is the reporter who went to LZ X-Ray in 1965 with the First Battalion, Seventh Cavalry Regiment. Yes. He is the reporter in the film "We Were Soldiers."

Larry Dirita is Rumsfeld's press guy.

Here we have an exchange of e-mail between Joe Galloway and Dirita with McCaffery urging Galloway on.

This exchange is well worth reading and passing on to friends. (It's in WordPad format.)

It shows, in his own words, that Larry Dirita and – by extension – his boss, Donald Rumsfeld are busy spinning the good news of Iraq, but still don't get it and never will. Not because they can't learn or feel, but because, like George W. Bush, they really don't give a sh*t about the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines dying in their names, for their sins of pride.

Dwight D. Eisenhower may have had a sign on his desk reading, "The Buck Stops Here." but George W. Bush and his buddies prefer theirs to read:

"The buck always spins twice, dances three times, and then is passed to someone else – preferably a Democrat who had nothing to do with it anyway."

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May 18, 2006 Posted by | Civil War, Culture of Corruption, Government, Iraq, Pentagon, Politics, Republicans, US Military, Veterans, War | 1 Comment

Bush’s Memorial Day proclamation – irony in action

Not that the man is disconnected from reality or anything, but is there anything more absurd, more sickly ironic than this?

From Bob Geiger at Democrats.com:

From our you've-gotta-be-kidding-me file, George W. Bush on Tuesday issued a formal presidential proclamation designating May 29 — Memorial Day — as "a day of prayer for permanent peace."

"Those who lost their lives in the defense of freedom helped protect our citizens and lay the foundation of peace for people everywhere," reads the proclamation, signed by Bush on May 16. "On Memorial Day, a grateful Nation pays tribute to their personal courage, love of country, and dedication to duty."

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Isn’t this just a bit like Charles Manson declaring a mental-health day or Rush Limbaugh proclaiming a certain date as a time to renounce recreational Oxycontin? How seriously are we suppose to take a pray-for-peace proclamation from a man who lied us into a pointless war and who has the blood of tens of thousands of human beings on his hands?

Coming from a man who attacked a country that was of no threat to us, causing the deaths of 2447 members of the US military – so far – as well as 30,000 or more innocent Iraqis?! HE is going to set aside a day for US to pray for permanent peace?!

It's like having Michael Brown declare a National Hurricane Response Preparedness Day….

May 18, 2006 Posted by | Bush, Civil War, Government, Iraq, Politics, Religion, US Military, Veterans, War, White House | Leave a comment

Pat Robertson – Weather Prophet

I've said this before, but watching a man lose his sanity on television is just pathetic.

Yet, it's also mesmerizing. You just can't turn away. You want to keep watching to see what happens next. Will he froth at the mouth? Will he begin speaking in tongues (ie: incomprehensible gibberish) while flailing wildly on the floor? Will he gouge out his own eyes?

Or, will he just say something incredibly stupid….again?

From WFTV.com:

The Rev. Pat Robertson says God has told him that storms and possibly a tsunami will hit America's coastline this year.

The founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network has told viewers of "The 700 Club" that the revelations came to him during his annual personal prayer retreat in January.

"If I heard the Lord right about 2006, the coasts of America will be lashed by storms," Robertson said May 8.

He added specifics in Wednesday's show. "There well may be something as bad as a tsunami in the Pacific Northwest," he said.

I'm guessing here, but do you think maybe God got a preview of Al Gore's new movie An Inconvenient Truth?

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The Lady's going to make her own weather predictions for this year, based on conversations with a turnip seed:

In 2006, I see…..

At least THREE hurricanes, possibly beginning with the letters A, B, and C. There could be more than three, but the turnip seed wasn't willing to spill everything he knew.

All hurricanes will be the subject of intense media scrutiny, and all network anchors and correspondents will refer often to New Orleans and/or Katrina.

Warmer than normal temperatures across the South, drought continuing.

Monsoon rains in the Phoenix area beginning sometime in early July. Several well-known, low-lying places will flood, and several idiots will drive into those flooded low-lying spots despite the big yellow signs warning against it.

Rain in Seattle.

Many tornadoes in the Midwest.

May 18, 2006 Posted by | Christianity, Global Warming, Homeland Security, Religion, Republicans, Television, Weather | Leave a comment