Saturday, September 27, 2003

Holy sh*t!
"CIA seeks probe of White House"

"The CIA has asked the Justice Department to investigate allegations that the White House broke federal laws by revealing the identity of one of its undercover employees in retaliation against the woman’s husband, a former ambassador who publicly criticized President Bush’s since-discredited claim that Iraq had sought weapons-grade uranium from Africa, NBC News has learned."
More than likely, no one in the White House will be punished. They didn't punish the Clintons for the crap they pulled while they were monkeying with files and destroying their enemies. Remember Craig Livingstone and the FBI files? Did anything happen to him? No. Why will Bush get nailed?

Almost 35 million living in poverty: ["Poverty Up Second Year on Bush's Watch"]. A lot can be said about this but the headline shouldn't be so biased. Even if Al Gore was selected by the Supreme Court as president, this study would be the same or maybe even worse. Sure, Americans wouldn't be dying in Iraq and trillions wouldn't have been given back to the affluent. But, the economy would still be the same. The economy started tanking in the first quarter of 2000, during Clinton's watch. And, it would have continued no matter who was in power, since so much economic collapse had to do with the dot-con fiasco, corporate fraud - encouraged by the two major political parties - and the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. All of these things probably would have occurred if Gore was elected. Had Gore won, he would be dealing with all this crap [sans Iraq] and the conservative/corporate media would be pummelling him hour after hour after hour. While it might be hard to imagine a worse Republican than George W. Bush, it is plausible. So, we might be a little better off that Gore lost because now, our nation has the chance to elect a better Democrat.
Here is an important line:

"The poverty line was defined in 2002 as $18,244 for a family of four with two children."

These are poverty numbers? Yikes! A single person can't survive on that, never mind a family of four. Granted, costs are lower in other parts of the country but this is pretty bad.
Another interesting line:

"The Midwest, where manufacturing industries have been hard hit in recent years, was the only region where median income fell and the only one where the poverty rate increased."

Two points: As I have said over and over again, the free trade cultists have destroyed our economy and the middle class. And, if the Democrats can nominate a fair trader, they could win over the hearts, minds, and wallets, of the people of the Midwest. All they need is one red state to stop this freight train to economic hell - started by Reagan, Bush 41, and Clinton/Gore - and continued by King George.

You know times are tough when ...
..."best dressed" socialites are busted for shop-lifting: ["Best-Dressed Socialite Charged with Shoplifting"].