Just read between the lines...

Red Text is the real story hiding between the lines.
Violet Text is a notable quote from a specific blogger.
Blue Text is my own personal commentary.
Gold Text is a link to the original sources.

One word of advice I would offer to everyone who reads this blog;

....Each and every day, take just a moment of your precious time to pray for Peace and Justice.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Sunday Morning, and a new week of news begins today...

....defending the Iraq war, leading Republican presidential contenders are increasingly echoing words and phrases used by President Bush in the (DECEPTIVE) run-up to the war that reinforce the misleading impression that Iraq was responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks....John McCain of Arizona suggested that Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden would "follow us home" from Iraq -- a comment some viewers may have taken to mean that bin Laden was in Iraq, which he is not....Rudolph Guiliani asserted, .... that "these people want to follow us here and they have followed us here....Mitt Romney identified numerous groups that he said have "come together" to try to bring down the United States, though specialists say few of the groups Romney cited have worked together....critics, including some former CIA officials, said those statements could mislead voters (certainly not our noble R's?) into believing that the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks are now fighting the United States in Iraq . (...when will this worthless "if we don't get them over there, they're coming to GET US!" lie become so stale that even the brainwashed Bushminions finally realize that THERE REALLY IS NO MIGHTY MILLION-MAN ISLAMIC ARMY of suicidal terrorists just waiting to eat all the Christian Children of America for breakfast.(see story below) While there is no doubt, because of our past century of imperialism and war profiteering, there are MANY disparate, disorganized groups of vengeful maniacs all over the world who want to cause us harm, the only factor that unites them is their hatred for America, they are too constrained by the egoes of their own gang leaders to ever share their power. But all this MSM-enabled brainwashing and fearmongering effectively perpetuates the constant delusion among brick-brained, gasoline-high American pseudo-patriots, that there is an impending horde of Muslim murderers with Carlysle explosive belts strapped around their hips, seething en masse at the border of someplace called "The Middle East," all leaning towards America with their AK47's drawn. It is a lie. Anyone who continues to espouse OR believe it is part of the real problem. THINK FOR YOURSELVES!!!) http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2007/05/27/gop_rivals_embrace_unproven_iraq_911_tie/

Now that the normal American adults are wising up to the big lie, Bush wants us all to live in mortal fear that they are coming for our children!!!
(From Dana Milbank in the Washington Post, this one made me LOL.)
Is there no safe haven for President Bush? It happened midway through his news conference in the Rose Garden yesterday morning, in between his 10th and 11th mentions of al-Qaeda: A bird flew over the president and deposited a wet, white dropping on the upper left sleeve of his jacket. Bush wiped the mess off with his bare hand. There was no evidence that Osama bin Laden was responsible for this particular attack, and -- who knows? -- maybe the terrorist leader believes the superstition that bird poop is good luck. But just about everything else that came up during the hour-long news conference was traced to bin Laden's terrorist network. The session was called to draw attention to the fact that Democratic leaders had just caved in to Bush's demand that the Iraq spending bill have no withdrawal time line. But as frequently happens at presidential events these days, it quickly became al-Qaeda, all the time. Bush invoked the terrorist group 19 times and even suggested it was going after individual reporters' kids. "They are a threat to your children, David," he advised NBC's David Gregory. "It's a danger to your children, Jim," Bush informed the New York Times' Jim Rutenberg. This last warning was perplexing, because Rutenberg has no children, only a brown chow chow named Little Bear. It was unclear whether Bush was referring to a specific and credible threat to Little Bear (Dana, you old joker you) or merely indicating there was increased "chatter in the system" about chow chows in general. Rutenberg, informed of the pet threat, asked Bush a follow-up question about bin Laden. "Mr. President, why is he still at large?" "Why is he at large?" Bush shot back. "Because we haven't got him yet, Jim." (DUH! So much for a real "wartime" President, this guy's a perpetual doofus. "SAVE LITTLE BEAR!" is the new Bush Battle Cry of Freedom...)

Blog quote of the day, from Scarecrow (again) at FireDog Lake
"The American people elected Democrats to end the occupation, but they did not elect enough Democrats to do that over the obstinance of a President and delusions of his Vice President and those who cheer him on. We don't have the votes to overcome a veto, yet, and so strategies in the future must deal with that."
This puts it all in a very neat little nutshell, once again, Scarecrow, has said it as simply and efficiently as our ambiguous language will allow. This simple truth should be the virtual starting point for all of us in the next election. Taking back the gavels was only the beginning, and it has done amazing things for the well-being of our democracy. The recent and ongoing hearings into the DOJ scandal would have never occurred if we, the Dems, had not gained considerable power and authority last November. Winning a veto-proof majority is our next prime directive. And that will require targeting all vulnerable R’s and some disgustingly compliant Dems. And even if we don't unseat some of those Dems in their primaries, we can at least send them the message that they have defied their constituents' anti-war mandate. (see the entire FDL post for a partial list of those Dems.) Scarecrow’s astute and accurate observations in this profound paragraph identify exactly where we ALL need to concentrate our political focus. And these are not, by any means, baby steps. The last election, and probably the next one, will be viewed retrospectively by historians of the future as a virtual sea-change in the course of American and world politics. It will be known as the age when the public said “NO” to those who would deceive us in order to protect their profane war and oil profits, and their corporate bottom lines.

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