22 January 2009

2:05 AM - 1 comment

Dear Caroline Kennedy

Dear Caroline,

Thank you for stepping down or should i say dropping out. You and I both know that your reason for dropping out has nothing to do with Uncle Teddy's health but we will keep that to ourselves. I am glad that cooler heads prevailed and that you have given up this egomaniacal need to sit in a seat you butt and brain can't fit.

But yeah

i'll stop berating you and go and celebrate


kafo

19 January 2009

11:04 PM - No comments

a couple more hours

"In other orders, i don't think people ought to be compelled to make the decision which they think is best for their family."
- Washington D.C., December 11, 2002- regarding smallpox vaccinations

"Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighbourhoods."
- Washington D.C., December 2000

"I'm not the expert on how the Iraqi people think, because I live in America, where it's nice and safe and secure."
- Washington D.C., 2004

"Make no mistake about it, I understand how tough it is, sir. i talk to families who die."
- Washington D.C., December 7, 2006

"Then you wake up at the high school level and find out that the illeteracy level of our children are appalling"
- Washington D.C., January 2004

one final one

"I hope you leave here and walk out and say, 'What did he say?"
- Beaverton, Oregon, 2004

2:09 PM - No comments

Final Press Conference Quotes

Some days happy some days not so happy but every day joyous

Don't tell me the federal response was slow when they were 30,000 people pulled off roofs right after the storm pass. Uh, I remember going to see those, umm, helicoptor drivers, coast car (or guard) drivers to thank them for their courageous effort to rescue........


I can't go any further
I'm sorry
laterz
kafo

18 January 2009

12:02 PM - No comments

1 more day

"Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream."
- LaCrosse, Wisconsin, October 18, 2000

"It's important for us to explain to our nation that life is important. It's not only life of babies, but it's life of children living in, you know, the dark dungeons of the internet."
- Arlington Heights, Illionois, October 2000


"One has a stronger hand when there's more people playing your same cards."
- Washington, D.C., October 11, 2006


"They want the federal government controlling the Social Security like it's some kind of federal program."
- St. Charles, MO campaign speech, November 2000


"Wow! Brazil is big!"
- Upon seeing a map of Brazil at a meeting with the Brazilian President, November 2005


"We thought we were protected forever from trade policy or terrorist attacks because oceans protected us."
- Santiago, Chile, November 20 2004 at the APEC Summit

17 January 2009

11:46 AM - No comments

2 days left: 48 hours and counting

"Well, I think if you say you're going to do something and don't do it, that's trustworthiness."
- CNN online chat, August 2000


"security is the essential roadblock to achieving the road map to peace."
- Pittsburgh, Pennysylvania, July 2003


"America better beware of a candidate who is willing to stretch reality in order to win points."
- Aboard the 2000 campaign plane, September 2000


"The enemy understands a free Iraq will be a major defeat in their ideology of hatred. that's why they're fighting so vociferously"
- First presidential debate, Coral Gables, Florida, September 30 , 2004

16 January 2009

11:40 AM - No comments

3 days left: whew almost there

"As you know, we don't have relationships with Iran. I mean, that's-ever since the late '70s, we have no contacts with them, and we've totally sanctioned them. In other words, there's no sanctions-you can't-we're out of sanctions."
- Annandale, VA, August 2004

"My administration has been calling upon all the leaders in the-in the Middle East to do everything they can to stop the violence, to tell the different parties involved that peace will never happen."
- Crawford, TX, August 2001

"We cannot let terrorists and rogue nations hold this nation hostile or hold our allies hostile."
- Des Moines, Iowa, August 21 2000

15 January 2009

11:39 AM - No comments

4 days left: On your life

"Let me put it to you bluntly, In a changing world, we want more people to have control over your own life."
- Annandale, Virginia, August 2004

14 January 2009

11:36 AM - No comments

5 days left for W

"I need to be able to move th eright people to the right place at the right time to protect you, and I'm not goig to accept a lousy bill out of the United Nations Senate"
- South bend, Indiana 2002

"The United States of America is engaged in a war against an extremist group of folks"
- McLean, Virginia, 2006

13 January 2009

11:32 AM - No comments

6 days left: Quotes that make your question 51% of americans

"I don't know all the facts. I want to know all the facts. The best place for the facts is to be done is by somebody who's spending time investigating it."
- Washington DC, July 2005

"See, the irony is that what they need to do is get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this s*&t, and it's over."
- Private comment to British Prime Minister Tony Blair in St. petersburg, russia- july 17, 2006

"Columbia carried in its payroll classroom experiments from some of our students in America"
- Discussing the ill-fated Columbia space shuttle- Bethesda, Maryland, 2003

12 January 2009

11:28 AM - No comments

7 days left: Sayings gone wrong

"There's an old saying in Tennessee- I know it's in Texas probably in Tennesse- that says, fool me once-shame on-shame on you. you fool me, you can't get fooled again."
- Nashville, Tennessee, September 2002

11 January 2009

10 January 2009

11:22 AM - No comments

9 days left: International Quotes

"I've reminded the prime minister- the American people, Mr. Prime Minister, over the past months that it was not always a given that the United States and America would have a close relationship."
- Washington DC, June 29 2006

"It's negative to think about blowing each other up. That's not a positive thought. That's a Coold War thought. That's a thought when people were enemies with each other."
- Wall Street Journal, June 25, 2001

09 January 2009

08 January 2009

2:27 PM - No comments

11 more days: On Education

"After all, [public education] is where children from all over American learn to be responsible citizens, and learn to have the skills necessary to take advantage of our fantastic opportunistic society."
- Santa Clara, California, May 2002



read it again and then again and again
hopefully by the fifth time you will understand it

07 January 2009

2:20 PM - No comments

12 days left: R U SERIOUS????

"I would say the best moment of all was when I caught a 7.5 pound largemouth bash in my lake."
- In German newspaper Bild am Sonntag about the best moemet of his presidency, May 2006

"See in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda."
- Greece, New York, May 2005

"Actually, I-this may sound a little West Texas to you, but I like it. When I'm talking about-when I'm talking about myself, and when he's talking about myself, all of us are talking about me"
-Hardball, May 31 2000

06 January 2009

2:22 PM - No comments

13 days we are almost there: Words to World Leaders

"But i also made it clear to [Vladmir Putin] that it's important to think beyond the old days of when we had the concept that if we blew each other up, the world would be safe."
Washington D.C., May 2001

"I recently met with the finance minister of the Palestinian Authority, was very impressed by his grasp of finances."
Washington D.C., May 2003

1:49 AM - No comments

512:5 and other random numbers n' ratios

how much is a life worth?
512:5
reduces to
102:1

for each dead Isreali in the last 10 days of violence one hundred and two Palestinians has died.
102 lives for 1.


is this justifiable?

wait snap i must add that only 200 of the dead Palestinians are civilians and that only one of the dead Isreali is civilian so that changes the ratio to
200:1

can i also slip in and add that this latest stat. of 200 dead does not include the 3 kids ages ranging between 2 and 7 that were killed earlier today?



I turn on CNN and see the pundits going back and forth and hear them talk about just cause and a just war and collateral damage and I am reminded that this isn't original.
Please as if their need to restore what did the defence minister call it? ah, Tranquility and Peace to Isreal is original, one could say that they learned from the best.

Hmmm what is our latest track record.

716,760: 3000
reduces to
239:1

for each dead American killed on September 11,
239 other citizens of this planet have been killed and this number includes Iraqis, Americans, British, Afghans and the others.

how do you define collateral damage?
what is a justifiable cause in terms of war?
can war ever be justified?



okay lets say that American troops signed up for this and take all the troops including Afghan and Iraqi out of the mix that reduces the number by 8,587+556+399+30,000+4,209+315
which is 44,066

so take the total deaths and subtract the military casualities
716,760-44,066= 672, 694

so let's calculate the ratio of dead American civilians to dead Iraqi and Afghan civilians
672,694:3000
reduces to
224:1


so I ask the question again
does 224 non American civilians atone for each dead American, or should we prolong this battle a couple of more years?



what does it say about a nation that has such a high regard for their citizens that they would sacrifice over 200 lives to protect their right to agrue about Prop 8?

what does it say about the citizenry of a nation so desensitized to the pain, who are more concerned about gay marriage, and unborn children, death roll inmates and the economy, the Super Bowl and the Colts wildcard game that we forget to pause and pray for these people?

what does it say about mii?

what does it say about an international community that cries over 500 dead and dying in Gaza when right now while the world is agruing and lamenting and protesting about the situation in the Middle East women and children are getting raped and killed in Sudan. I mean 300,000+ dead black people isn't as sad and horrific as 500 dead Palestinians and so we only place economic sanctions on the Sudanese government.


I could talk about the children dying in Zimbabwe from the Cholera pandemic or the situation in the Congo, I could make you recall the genocide of 1994, or should i be PC and call it acts of genocide of 1994 and the international communities response to that but I'll spare you the recollection and leave you instead with this.

in this world ruled by men all lives are not equal

so here it is
your hierarchy of how much your life is worth



American Life
White American
White American

Non-white American

Isreali Life
European Life

British
French
German
Other EU Countries
Asian and the Eastern European Block
Americans excluding the USA

North
Central
South
Arab and Persian
African

White Africans
Africans with Oil
Africans with Diamonds and Gold
African countries with neither oil nor diamonds

i'm too ticked off right now to give you the dollar amounts of each life
but based on the death toll of the last ten years and the international response I will come up with the figures later





death toll numbers
http://www.commondreams.org/views02/0102-03.htm
http://www.unknownnews.net/casualties.html

05 January 2009

2:14 PM - No comments

14 days left: On languages

"Neither in French nor in English nor in Mexican."
President Bush
- Refusing to answer reporters' questions while having his picture taken with the Canadian Prime Minister in April of 2001.

04 January 2009

03 January 2009

2:09 PM - No comments

16 days and counting: March Wonders Part 2

"No question that the enemy has tried to spread sectarian violence. They use violence as a tool to do that." Washington DC, March 2006

"I like the idea of people running for office. There's a positive effect when you run for office. maybe some will run for office and say, 'Votef or me, I look forward to blowing up America'." Washington DC, March 2005 about the Middle East elections

02 January 2009

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17 days and counting: March Wonders Part 1

"We want to develop defenses that are capable of defending that are capable of defending ourselves; defenses capable of defending others"
The White House, March 2001

"I'm occasionally reading, I want you to know, in the second term."
Washington DC, March 2005

01 January 2009

1:00 PM - No comments

18 days left: Georgie on the Campaign Trail

Presidential Candidate Bush commenting on Presidential Candidate McCain's integrity

"The senator has got to understand if he's going t have-he can't have it both ways, he can't take the high horse and then claim the low road."
Florence, South Carolina February 17, 2000