Monthly Archives: August 2007

Iacocca blasts Bush

Excerpt from Lee Iacocca (with Catherine Whitney), Where Have All the Leaders Gone? (New York: Scribner, 2007).  Iacocca, now in his eighties, led Ford and then Chrysler.  This excerpt, making the email rounds, is genuine!

Had Enough?

Am I the only guy in this country who’s fed up with what’s happening? Where the hell is our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder. We’ve got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we’ve got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can’t even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, “Stay the course.”

Stay the course? You’ve got to be kidding. This is America, not the damned Titanic. Continue reading

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Saving democracy by dress code?

(from our correspondent in Iraq: a copy of a letter rebuking a colleague in the war zone for breaking dress code by wearing short socks)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED


I am sending you a copy of Chapter 14, AR 670-1, Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia. As highlighted in the attachment, the required length of sock is calf or ankle length.

Though not stated in the regulation, the general understanding among leaders across the Army is that “ankle length” must cover the ankle bone. Continue reading

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The following letter from Terry Rumsey, Chairperson of Delaware County Wage Peace & Justice, appeared in the Friday, August 24, 2007, Delaware County Daily Times:

Congressman Joe Sestak (Democrat, CD 7) is clear about every issue concerning the Iraq war except one — how to end it.

Back in March of 2007, Joe voted for a bill that linked funding for the Iraq war to an August, 2008 deadline for removing U.S. soldiers from that war-scarred nation. The bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a margin of 218-212. A few weeks later, the U.S. Senate passed similar legislation, setting up a confrontation with George Bush. As expected, Bush vetoed the legislation. The moment of truth had arrived. Could Congress stand against the White House propaganda assault and fulfill the wishes of the American people to end this long and bloody war?

Unfortunately, the answer was no. Continue reading

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Iran / Cheney / Impeachment


If you thought the Cheney White House could not be so crazy as to attack Iran given the existing debacle in Iraq, we have news for you.

They ARE that crazy. As reported by Time magazine on line yesterday, an administration official declared unilaterally “There will be an attack on Iran”, based on the totally bogus assertion that they are the source for the IEDs being used in Iraq. And the only way to stop the insanity is to impeach the Vice President immediately.

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