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Bush Announces Vision Of “Third Awakening”, An Apocalyptic Fight Between Good And Evil… God Help Us All

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It has always been my opinion that President George W. Bush has hoped for the fall of Israel and the great Apocalypse to begin. I also believe that Bush is determined to be president during the second coming of God. He has now finally and publicly affirmed my worst fears… unfortunately.

In an apparent haze of religious fervor, the President announced to conservative journalists on Tuesday that he believes in a Third Awakening of world religious fervor and compared himself to Abraham Lincoln. In fact, he says he “senses” signals of a great religious revival across the land, which leads me to believe that he’d seen it as though in a blissful vision.

President Bush also announced that wherever he goes, people express their renewed religious passion. This is not surprising when you factor in that people he speaks to are carefully chosen beforehand so everyone he sees automatically agrees and enthusiastically applauds everything he says. Also his skewed view of our nation’s opinion of him just may come from the Secret Service closing expressways on his motorcade route and within hundreds of yards of his hotel wherever he goes in order to keep him from seeing protestors of any opposing views.

His reference to the “third awakening” comes from a study done by Robert William Fogel who declared the first awakening was between 1730 and 1760, and the second was between 1800 and 1830. President Bush seems to have forgotten the one that led to our treasured Constitution wrongly being changed by Prohibition only to be changed back. Nor should we forget the “rapture” in the late 1950s that inspired “born-again” politicians to plaster “In God We Trust” all over our money, as if God only spoke through the red, white and blue… or the "greenback".

All of Bush’s speeches are now peppered (some would say overly so) with “evil” and “evildoers”, references to God and Christianity, and his biblical “Staying the course” as if he were singing “Onward Christian Soldiers.”

The problem is many of those soldiers are dying needlessly.

In his opinion the battle with Osama Bin Laden is no longer between terrorists and the forces of Freedom, but between Good and Evil, which in his mind equals between God (us) and the Devil.

As more and more Republican politicians begin using “God is on my/our side!” arguments, I fear the blurring even further of the Separation of Church and State. I cringe every time he slips and says “YOU-nited States of America” sounding like a Southern Baptist snake oil salesman, implying our heresy if we won’t follow him down his misguided apocalyptic path, buying everything he’s selling in order to purchase our souls for God’s salvation.

In my view the U-nited States needs to wake up and see our president for what he is… a overly religious zealot who slips past his “handlers” every so often and lets the world see who he really is—dangerously deluded. I believe that Bush is at this very moment, begging his Lord to return soon so he can brag that he was the president who summoned God to earth.

On the day that George W. Bush was sworn into his second term as governor of Texas, friend and adviser Dr. Richard Land recalls Bush making an unexpected pronouncement.
"The day he was inaugurated there were several of us who met with him at the governor's mansion," says Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. "And among the things he said to us was, 'I believe that God wants me to be president.'  Our leader, “the leader of the free world”, in my view truly believes that God acted to make him President of the United States.

He probably believes that when they get around to putting up a George W. Bush memorial in Washington DC, it’ll be taller than the Washington Monument. He also believes it’ll be a giant “Statue of Liberty-like” likeness of himself holding a crucifix in one hand and a bible in the other, blessing all who come to worship his grand effigy.

President Bush has expressed the opinion that more troops are not needed in Afghanistan, because a “kinetic action” will begin that will give him a sign in the revealing of bin Laden’s location. That means that the troops that are already there will die needlessly until he gets his “vision”.

Meanwhile, what happens after he successfully defeats the obvious enemies of Christ: the evolutionist scientists researching their stem cells, the homosexuals, the Jews, the abortionists, the Catholics and the left wing liberal Democrats.

Don’t laugh, you could be next.

God help us all.

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  • Without a doubt this has to be the fastest posting of an article I’ve ever seen. Thanks Jet

  • Martin Lav


    This sounds hauntingly familiar to Dave Nalle’s Apocalyptic Fight Between Good And Evil.. Dream.
    I wonder who’s good and who’s evil? With us or against? Right or left? It’s all about sides apparently and our good President like to put us on a box with six of them. Bring on the points of light!

  • Martin, this news story just broke hours ago. if I swiped something by Dave I promise it wasn’t unintentional…


  • Ruvy in Jerusalem

    Well Jet,

    You got one point right on the money. G-D HELP YOU ALL! I do hope you mean that Jet, because it is Divine Help you guys need to survive what’s coming your way.

    So, strap in the seatbelts and drop a dollar coin into the machine and tr to enjoy the ride – and pray that you are alive to see the end of it. I’ll also be praying. It won’t be a fun ride here either…

  • That’s what I’m afraid of Ruvy… and somehow I think it’s going to cost more than a dollar…

    Tantum meus sententia

    P.S. Hold on tight yourself!

  • JustOneMan

    Ruvy…again you show yourself to be the fool that you..just this past week you announced that you are really “NostraDUMBASS” with your old testament rants and raves combined with your predictions…

    I am starting to suspect that you arent in Ierale but instead you are working in that back of Moes deli in NE Philly recycling unused potato chips and eating leftover pickles…you are a fraud!

  • zingzing

    ahh, look at his cute catchphrases… nostradumbass… wow, that one’s fucking clever. let’s get him a prize!

    yes, ruvy’s religious bs is bs, just like your bs is bs, jom. you’re as much a laughing stock as ruvy can be.

    i got it in first.

  • J.O.M aside from that, what did you think of the article?

  • JustOneMan…I once thought you were the artist formerly known as Bing (the current Arch Conservative), but obviously you’re not. Are you Anthony Grade by any chance?

  • Mike, it’s easy to pick out Arch, he can’t spell “their” correctly to save his life, and J.O.M. while I disagree with him, at least seems to make an attempt at intelligent conversation instead of foaming at the mouth with schoolyard insults.

  • Aside from that Mike, what’d you think of the article… This has been a recorded announcement from Jet the article pimp…

  • STM

    Jet old boy: I’m no fan of George W.Bush either but the frightening thing about all this is that his opposite number, one Osama bin Laden, has the same view. He sees himself as the phrophesied cave-dwelling Mahdi of islam, the harbinger of the end times who heralds the return of Jesus, or Isa, as the Muslims call him.

    In his view, this whole struggle is the countdown to the Islamic apocalypse. Enter George, and the cavalry.

    Scary stuff. But as cringe-worthy as I find Bush and his deluded views sometimes, I’m inclined to agree with him just on this one: no matter how misguided our intent or actions, our Western democratic institutions (not just America’s) are worth fighting for. That’s why Tony Blair and our PM, John Howard, are onside – as unpopular as it is.

    In my view, despite adhering to the belief that one man’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter, depending on which side you’re on, the basic human rights – particularly the right not be blown up on the bus to work or while enjoying a tropical island holiday – at issue here are fundamental to good world order.

    I still can’t see the logic behind the Iraq invasion, however. It’s a bit like Australia being attacked by Jemaah Islamiya, the murderous indonesian friends of al-Qaeda, so then we decide to invade Burma.

    Most Iraqis hated the baathist regime, but it wasn’t just about regime change, was it?

    A little look at Iraq’s recent history and the British dirty-war experience in Iraq in the 1920s and ’30s (yes, it was about oil, too! funny, that) should have given the US a few pointers as to the scope of the potential problems, not the least of which are the Sunni power vacuum and Iranian meddling and manipulation of shi’ite fundamentalists.

    His intent is probably right, but Bush is taking some pretty bad advice, I reckon. The tail is certainly still wagging the dog, for the most part.

    And the dog is far too silly realise. Still, I’d prefer to have George W. running the world than Osama bin Laden. It’s the lesser of two evils.

  • Welcome STM to the fray, I however have a workable alternative… Neither. Come November 2008 I’d call that a plan.

  • STM

    STM’s crystal ball: I see a Democrat triumph around that time, a landslide even, the result of dreadful handling of the Iraq campaign, although it’s still all a bit fuzzy. Who will it be? Hillary?

    Tony Blair will hang on as long as he can, but will be forced out by his own party before the US presidential election. However, the Labor Party will remain in power as the average Brit finds the Conservative Party and the potential for a return to Thatcherism far too frightening.

    Australia, meanwhile, will elect the Labor party to government and get rid of George W’s deputy sheriff in the Pacific region, Liberal Party (now there’s a misnomer if ever there was one – it’s to the right of Genghis Khan) leader and PM John Winston Howard, the only garden gnome in history to be elected a Prime Minister. (Jet … does this seem seditious to you? Will STM fall foul of Australia’s new Sedition Act, a piece of defunct legislation now returned after 50 years?)

    Nevertheless, we will still need to be on our toes with the other mob. They ain’t going away, sadly.

  • Nice job of balling there STM… Crystal balling that is!

  • Just a couple of thoughts for you folks – it is presently September 2006. November 2008 is over two years away and while America may not do a hell of a lot of changing or reordering things from November 2006 to November 2008, the rest of the world does still go round. That is over 770 sunrises in which events that none of us foresee precisely, but which many of us sense are developing, can occur.

    I’m not a prophet – I’m not even a profit, but something BIG is cooking and it is not the chicken my neighbor is making for a Sabbath meal.

  • Shabbat shalom Ruvy. I think you spell it I-R-A-N. Either they take over Iraq, or join forces with them against the U.S.

    Either way we lose.

  • Martin Lav

    I see Ruvy has is own Kinetic force pulling on him? Could it be the same energy that is pulling on Mr. Bush…religious paranoia combined with pious righteousness? What happens when two forces of good conspire together? Are there polar opposites that combust into a hellfire of hatred and egoism bent on self destruction.
    To the bat cave all of us!

  • Looks like Bush is still waiting for his “sign” as predicted…
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO members failed to offer any extra troops for a tough peacekeeping mission in southern Afghanistan at talks on Wednesday, an alliance spokesman said.

    “No formal offer were made at the table,” spokesman James Appathurai told a regular news briefing. However, he said there were “positive indications” that some allies might consider providing additional forces.

    It could take until a meeting of NATO defense ministers on September 28-29 in Slovenia to finalize offers for up to 2,500 extra troops requested urgently by NATO commanders to cope with daily clashes with Taliban insurgents, he added.

    National defense chiefs agreed last weekend on the need to raise between 2,000 to 2,500 troops to help British, Dutch and Canadian troops in Afghanistan.

    But after consultations with their capitals this week, those same officials returned empty-handed to a new round of talks at NATO’s military headquarters in Mons, Belgium, despite growing U.S. pressure to send troops and equipment.

    The main European governments say their forces are already stretched with deployments in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Ivory Coast, Congo and the Balkans.

    “Nations are saying they are tapped out,” said one alliance diplomat.

    U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned after talks in Canada on Tuesday that Afghanistan “could come back to haunt us” if the West once again allowed it to become a failed state.

    “We left Afghanistan to its own devices,” she said of a U.S. decision to abandon the country after the Soviet Union withdrew in 1989, ultimately allowing hardline Taliban Islamists to take power and harbor the al Qaeda perpetrators of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States
    The German Defense Ministry said on Tuesday it would not send troops to the south, noting its existing deployment of 2,900 soldiers in north Afghanistan already took it close to a limit of 3,000 set by parliament.

    Spain, France and Italy already have contingents in western Afghanistan and the capital, Kabul, and are stretched after recent troop commitments to the expanded U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon. Turkey has ruled out sending any reinforcements.

    The 6,000 British, Dutch and Canadian troops leading operations against the insurgents in the south have taken almost daily casualties in the past month. NATO puts the Taliban death toll at more than 500, a figure the Taliban disputes.

    NATO’s supreme commander, James Jones, acknowledged last week the alliance had underestimated the strength of Taliban resistance and called for added troops, helicopters and transport aircraft. He said he expected responses within days.

    Jones insisted the call for reinforcements — including a 1,000-strong battalion of reserves — was not a sign of panic but an “insurance package” that would help speed NATO’s progress on the ground.

    “We are not complacent but we are making progress. If we do not get the troops requested, this will not stop us,” said NATO spokesman Mark Laity.

  • Nancy

    Excellent article, Jet, dead on and amusing if it weren’t so appalling. Cripes I wish the stupid bastard would just take his anti-psychotic meds like he’s supposed to & quit hitting the sauce.

    You think JOM makes attempts at intelligent commentary? Jet, you must be reading someone else; everything I’ve ever read JOM has posted is puerile and potty-mouthed. He isn’t capable of anything else, & I generally ignore him. Actually, I do think he’s Anthony Grande under another name: the writing style is exactly the same – no intelligent comments, just the same old boring knee-jerk 6-year-old name calling.

  • To answer you (belatedly) on comment 11, Jet, I don’t think you’re capable of writing a bad article. 🙂

  • Nancy while I never agree with him on most points I’d rather deal with an intelligent arguer (sic) than the alternative… you know who…

  • Michael, coming from someone whose opinion I respect, I appreciate the encouragement. Thank you sir.

  • Here’s what those Opium Poppy sales are funding folks-Thanks to George Bush’s negligence…

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban militants attacked police headquarters in western Afghanistan on Thursday, raising fears that insurgents fleeing NATO attacks in the south are opening new fronts. Two police and two militants were killed.
    The alliance’s top commander has called for 2,500 extra troops and air support to help continue missions to end the Taliban threat quickly. But NATO members meeting in Brussels on Wednesday failed to commit more forces.
    Poland said it would send at least 900 troops by February _ not immediately as NATO commanders on the ground had hoped, and not in the volatile south where they are most needed. Poland already has 100 troops in Afghanistan.
    Militants in dozens of pickup trucks fired rocket-propelled grenades and surrounded the police compound in Bakwa, a town in Farah province, at 3 a.m., said Maj. Gen. Sayed Agha Saqeb, the provincial police chief.
    Taliban forces held the compound for about one hour before police reinforcements arrived to push the militants out, Saqeb said. Two police and four militants were wounded.
    Intense NATO-led offensives against Taliban forces in the south have forced insurgents to flee north and west into calmer areas like Farah, NATO and Afghan officials say.
    Canadian-led troops launched a major operation in Kandahar province’s Panjwayi district on Sept. 2, killing at least 510 militants over 11 days, NATO said. It was one of the most intense battles since U.S.-led forces ousted the Taliban regime in late 2001.

    Polish Defense Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said remarks broadcast Thursday that the 900 troops would join 100 Polish soldiers already stationed in the Bagram, in eastern Afghanistan.
    “As of February next year, over 1,000 Polish soldiers are going to be serving in Afghanistan,” Radoslaw Sikorski told journalists Wednesday evening in Washington. “We are going to take part in operations primarily in the eastern part of Afghanistan.”

    A NATO spokesman in Kabul said the 900 extra troops had been expected to arrive in February as part of a routine transfer.
    “We are looking at how this can be sped up,” Maj. Luke Knittig said.

    Thursday’s raid was the second bout of Taliban violence in two days in Farah, and followed a roadside bombing there that wounded four Italian soldiers.
    The early morning clash in Farah province came a day after Taliban insurgents ambushed a police patrol there, leaving four police and four militants dead.

    “In some parts of Farah, we are seeing Taliban coming from Helmand and we are planning to attack them,” Saqeb said Wednesday. “But we need more transportation and telecommunications equipment.”
    NATO spokesman Maj. Toby Jackman said alliance forces were aware insurgents could be fleeing toward Farah.
    “If there is the possibility of some sort of security deterioration in the area we will get onto it very quickly,” he said.
    NATO has about 20,000 forces in Afghanistan, with almost half deployed in the south. Some 1,600 soldiers from a mix of nations operate in Farah.

    The Associated Press
    Thursday, September 14, 2006; 6:37 AM ___
    Associated Press writer Paul Garwood in Kabul contributed to this report.

  • How pathetic is it that Poland has to send help while Bush waits for his Sign from God?…

    Sept. 14 (Bloomberg) — Poland became the first country to answer a plea by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization for troop reinforcements in Afghanistan, saying it will send 950 soldiers to help fight the Taliban.

    “Poland understands NATO will have to be more active in Afghanistan,” Defense Minister Radoslaw Sikorski told reporters in Washington late yesterday. “That is why we decided to increase the size of the force.”

    The troops will arrive in February, bringing the number of Polish soldiers in the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, ISAF, to 1,050.

    Sikorski, who is visiting Washington for talks with U.S. leaders, spoke just after a meeting of NATO commanders failed to produce formal offers for support. The alliance wants a total of 2,000 extra troops to bolster 19,000 soldiers from 37 countries already there, as well as attack helicopters and transport aircraft. NATO ambassadors will meet later today in Mons, Belgium, to discuss the issue.

    U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have stepped up pressure on NATO nations to send more troops after attacks by rebels loyal to the Taliban regime, which was ousted by a U.S.-led military coalition in 2001, proved more intense than expected.

    Rice Warning

    Afghanistan will “come back to haunt us” unless it becomes a stable democracy, Rice said Sept. 12, warning that the international community will pay if it allows the country to become a failed state where Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda network operates unhindered.

    NATO took over operations in Afghanistan’s six southern provinces from the U.S.-led military coalition July 31 and is trying to bring stability and aid reconstruction.

    The Polish mission, which will be the fifth largest in the NATO-led force in Afghanistan, will cost the state budget 300 million zloty ($96 million) next year, Defense Ministry spokesman Leszek Laszczak said by phone.

    Troops will be stationed at the Bagram base, north of Kabul, and “will take care of all necessary tasks, from coordinating with civilian military staff to fighting terrorists,” Laszczak said. Poland also has troops in Iraq.

    ISAF says it has killed more than 500 Taliban rebels since Sept. 2 when it began an offensive in southern Kandahar province, codenamed “Operation Medusa.” Five Canadian soldiers and a member of the U.S. military embedded with Afghan forces have been killed in 13 days of fighting.

    Member states gave “positive indications” at yesterday’s meeting about providing extra troops in the future, NATO spokesman James Appathurai told reporters yesterday, without providing further information.

    A meeting of alliance foreign ministers next week in New York will be followed by a conference of defense ministers in Slovenia the following week, Appathurai said.

  • Baronius

    Every time I hear this kind of complaint, I wonder, would you rather elect a person who thinks that G-d doesn’t want him to be President?

  • Baronius, Both are a nightmare. A man deluded (along with his followers) into thinking that like a Pharaoh he is assigned by got to lead his country. Or a man with a persecution complex who is convinced that once he took office, God didn’t want him there.

    We’re not talking about a “complaint” about the man, he actually said it.

  • Baronius

    OK, I could have said that better.

    A religious person tries to do God’s will. Partly, that means not sinning. But it’s not just about what you don’t do. You should try to make the world a better place, to help your fellow man. Obviously, people will disagree about what that means. But any individual who believes in God, Zeus, Gaia, whatever, can be expected to make decisions based on those beliefs.

    I haven’t said anything interesting yet.

    I think people try to do God’s will in their own lives, but get nervous when the other guy says he’s trying to do God’s will in his life. Not necessarily because they’re living different lives. There’s a fear, I guess, that the other guy is hearing voices.

    But consider that it’s 1998. You have international name recognition, your party has been on the ropes for six years, and John McCain is going to run for president. People you trust are telling you that the party needs you. So you pray for guidance, and running for president seems to make sense. You think you can serve God as president. What’s so wierd about that?

  • Baronius

    Oh, about the “complaint”. I wasn’t referring to Bush’s statements. I meant the complaining reaction to such statements.

  • Baronius, there are flip-sides to every coin…

    “A religious person tries to do God’s will”
    There are many who believe that Bush makes his decisions and then justifies them by saying ‘God’ made me do it. Sort of like Flip Wilson’s famous bit about “The Devil made me buy this dress!!!”. Or even worse a man who uses God’s word to say “Fear me, I speak for Him!”

    “I guess, that the other guy is hearing voices.”
    Bush isn’t hearing voices, he’s trying to put his own voice into God’s mouth. I honestly belive that like in England, when you ascend the thrown as King or Queen, you become the head of the Church of England. Bush has deluded himself into thinking he’s become the head of the church of the USA.

    “So you pray for guidance, and running for president seems to make sense. You think you can serve God as president. What’s so wierd about that?”
    Go back and read the article again… The man is so smug and self-confident that we strolls into his office and before serving even one day as Governor of Texas, he smirks at his friends and braggs “God wants me to be President”

    There are two things I HATE about Bush, and I cringe every time I see him speak.

    1. That smirk, like a punk sneering at his pals saying “Ha Ha I got away with it, and there’s nothing they can do about it!”

    2. The retarded stammer the man has as if at times he’s really intelligent, and others he can’t string five words into a intelligent sentence/thought to save his live.

    You say tomayto-I say tomahto.

  • KABUL, Sept 16 (Reuters) – A blast hit a car on a road just to the south of the Afghan capital on Saturday, killing three Afghan aid workers and wounding one, police said.

    A resurgent Taliban have unleashed a wave of violence across the Afghan south and east this year and attacks have also increased in parts of the country previously considered safe, including Kabul and the west.

    The aid workers’ car was hit by a mine, said senior Kabul police official Alishah Paktiawal.

    “It killed three of them and wounded one. They were from a non-governmental organisation but I don’t know which one,” Paktiawal said.

    There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Paktiawal blamed “enemies of Afghanistan”, a term the government uses to refer to the Taliban and allied militants.

    While NATO forces have in recent weeks mounted a big offensive in the southern province of Kandahar, killing hundreds of militants in the Taliban heartland, violence has flared in other areas.

    Just over a week ago a suicide car-bomber attacked a U.S. military patrol in central Kabul, killing 16 people including two U.S. soldiers.

    Separately, Taliban fighters have seized an area on the main road in the remote southwestern province of Nimroz, where attacks have been rare, the province’s governor said.

    “We want the government to do something as soon as possible, this is a strategic place. This road links Herat and Kandahar,” the governor, Ghulam Dastagir, told Reuters, referring to the main towns in the west and south.

    Militants also attacked and briefly seized a district government headquarters in the neighbouring western province of Farah this week, provincial police said.

    In a separate incident, four Taliban were killed in an attack on a police post in the southern province of Uruzgan on Friday, police said.

    The most intense phase of violence since the Taliban were ousted in 2001 has surprised the government and its Western allies and raised concern about the prospects for a country that had been seen as a success in the war on terrorism.

  • An interesting argument here, Jet. But I don’t see it born out by his actions. IF he’s so holy and obsessed with doing god’s work, why has he been so remarkably lukewarm on the issues the religious right holds so dear? He’s only provided lipservice and token efforts on abortion and stem cell research and has done nothing at all about prayer in schools. Hell, he won’t even meet with pro-life groups publicly.

    Maybe there’s some sort of constant struggle going on between his faith and his common sense. Or maybe his ‘picked by god’ comments are more in the line of a sense of destiny rather than some more literal, messianic delusion.


  • Maybe true Dave. I’m beginning to think I’m having as much trouble figuring out Bush as most men have trying to figure out their wives.

    I think Bush is on a power trip that’s gone to his head. I mean look, now he’s trying to rewrite the Geneva Convention for chrissakes, which has stood for decades!

    I think he’s doing it by justifying his actions using the one thing movt people fear God.

    Fear God-Fear Bush.

    Who knows.

    All I know is that he scares me.

    Tantum meus sententia

  • Maybe true Dave. I’m beginning to think I’m having as much trouble figuring out Bush as most men have trying to figure out their wives.

    Perhaps that means you’re secret soul mates.

    Tontum meus senescencia

  • You old romantic you…
    Excuse me while I throw up

  • I always suspected Jet had tantrum dementia

  • Baronius

    Jet, by your own account, Bush had been a governor for four years when he made this statement.

    You say that Bush has awful motivations for his actions, and you don’t understand what he does. I say that Bush has healthy motivations, the ones he claims, and I understand what he does. Have you considered that maybe your behavioral model is wrong?

    It’s like you think he’s secretly a lion, and you can’t understand why he doesn’t shed, eat raw meat, or roar. Then how can you think he’s a lion? I mean, come on! The Whos down in Whoville are singing without their scrapumples, jinjingos or runkles. Even the Grinch could admit when he was wrong.

    Jet’s theory / pros:
    Bush’s smirk
    something at Haliburton
    a hunch

    Jet’s theory / holes:
    every action Bush has taken in his presidency

  • I would agree that Bush definitely caters to the religious right, but his true loyalty is with the big businesses and their constituency. For instance, his oil buddies didn’t have to be sworn in for their “testimonies” after the public clamored for their heads following Katrina. Dubai Ports deal had him squarely on the side of commerce instead of security. The examples are many, but you get my point. He can alway kiss the religious right’s ass in public, but he can’t show the money sticking out of his hole.

  • Baronius 37, we can butt heads over this for a year, you’re not going to change your mind, I’m not going to change mind.

    I’m just glad that we’re free enough to both have a forum for our opinions.

    Thanks for contributing

  • Harry Carrot, I can’t argue with that.

  • Nancy

    Bush uses whatever excuse he thinks will get him by, depending on the audience he’s addressing. He seems oblivious to other parties also being amongst the wider audience.

    I would be a lot happier if he’d just stop speaking like an illiterate backwoods cracker. His grammar & vocabulary are worse than I’ve heard from many ghetto people. I’m embarrassed to have to admit he’s an American, let alone the president. He’s a national disgrace. I’m surprised Laura (and/or his mother) tolerate it.

    I’ve come to the conclusion he’s actually the antichrist. Isn’t the antichrist supposed to be from the middle east? Well, Junior is from the middle of the east coast. They never did say WHICH ‘middle east’ it was….

  • Well…uh… there Nancy… uh.. it’s like… uh..
    well… you might be right… they uh…well… here in God’s You-nited States of ‘mericas… uh… I forgot what I was going to… to… well…


  • Mohjho

    Come on Jet, good ol’ boy Bush must have divine guidance. How do you account for him being elected over MaCain in the 2000 primaries (besides the 300 million in election funds)?. Remember these classics?;

    “Compassionate conservatism”, “no child left behind”, “I’m a unit-er, not a divider”.

    Constitutionally challenged, failed businessman, fake fighter pilot, ivy league east coaster Texas want-a-be undrunk and not to mention he can’t put a simple sentence together.

    Now he sees himself as the leader of a new American religious movement. Maybe part of his “no soul left behind” program. Actually, thats all this lame duck has left to shoot for.

    It must be all part of God’s plan….or the other guy.

  • Nancy

    I was about to say, there’s long records of people selling out to the Devil for advancement. Remember too, the devil famously is well able to quote scripture for his own purposes. Finally, even St. Paul warns against those who pose as shepherds, when actually they’re wolves in sheeps’ clothing, so it’s not a new phenomenon.

  • Mohjho you asked-How do you account for him being elected over MaCain in the 2000 primaries?

    His brother is the governor of Florida-The state that elected him in 2000-Duh.

    In 2004 Ken Blackwell was co-chairman of Bush’s reelection committee and just by cooincodence the Ohio Secretary of State, you know, the guy who runs the elections… Duh

  • OR just a deluded and very dangerous mind Nancy

  • Bliffle


    “You think you can serve God as president. What’s so wierd about that?”

    To those of us free of the god delusion this seems like psychosis.

  • If a Jewish or Catholic Vice President suddenly became presiden, how fast would the Baptists be screaming “Separation of Church and State!!!!”

  • Nancy

    Well, if you remember back to when Kennedy was running for Prez, they did that very thing, claiming that he would end up being a catspaw for the pope, etc. They seem to be always the first to claim the right to dictate to others, but scream bloody murder when anybody even looks crosseyed at THEM.

  • Exactly my point Nancy, Religion is just fine in politics… As long as it THEIR religion and no one else’s.

  • A string of suicide bombings across Afghanistan killed 19 people – including four Canadian soldiers – on Monday and wounded scores of others a day after NATO announced a victory over insurgents in a southern Taliban stronghold.

    A bomber on a motorbike blew himself up in the normally quiet western Herat province, killing 11 and wounding 18, including the province’s deputy police chief, said Sayed Hussein Anwari, Herat’s governor.

    Four Canadian soldiers were killed when their foot patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber on a bicycle in Kafir Band, a village in southern Kandahar province’s Panjwayi district, said Karen Johnstone, a spokeswoman for the Canadian military in Ottawa.

    The attack, which was claimed by the Taliban, happened in the same area where NATO forces said a day earlier they had ended a two-week Canadian-led operation against insurgents that they described as successful mission that had killed at least 510 militants

    The bomb targeting the Canadian soldiers destroyed equipment and shredded the uniforms of the troops. Pools of blood soaked into the dusty road, near the remains of the bomber and a gold-colored military patch from a soldier’s uniform.

    “Some 50 to 60 soldiers were patrolling on the main street when a man on a bicycle stopped and blew himself up near the forces,” said 50-year-old farmer Fazel Mohammed, who lives about 20 yards from the site.

    Maj. Luke Knittig, a NATO spokesman, said the blast killed four NATO soldiers and “wounded a number of others, including civilians.” NATO said in a later statement that 25 Afghan civilians had been wounded, including children.

    An Afghan official said the bomber targeted Canadian troops as they were handing out candy to children and killed and wounded dozens of people. The official spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to the media.

    But Mohammed and another villager disputed the account, saying few children were in the village at the time of the blast.

    Qari Yousaf Ahmadi, who claims to be a spokesman for Taliban affairs in southern Afghanistan, said the bomber was an Afghan from Kandahar named Mullah Qudrat Ullah.

    Ahmadi, whose exact ties to the militants are not known, told The Associated Press by telephone from an undisclosed location that militants would continue attacking U.S., NATO and other coalition forces.

    Most of Afghanistan’s recent surge in violence has taken place in volatile southern provinces, where some 8,000 NATO forces took military control from the U.S.-led coalition on Aug. 1. NATO commanders say they need another 2,500 troops plus greater air support to crush the Taliban threat more quickly.

    In Kabul, a suicide car bomber killed four Afghan police and wounded another in the eastern suburb of Poli-e-Charki, said Ali Shah Paktiawal, the criminal director of Kabul police. At least 10 civilians were wounded in the blast in a market, said a witness, Baktiar Ahmad.

    Police also clashed with suspected insurgents in neighboring Helmand province Sunday, killing 13 suspected Taliban and wounding four, said Ghulam Nabil Malakheil, the provincial police chief.

    Police recovered the dead militants’ bodies, including that of Mullah Mohammed Akhunzada, a known Taliban commander, Malakheil said. The insurgents took the wounded with them.

    The officers also recovered 12 AK-47 assault rifles, three heavy machine-guns and six rocket-propelled grenades, he said.

    Separately, two police were killed and their vehicle destroyed when they were attacked by a roadside bomb early Sunday in the same district, said Ghulam Muhiddin, the Helmand governor’s spokesman. He blamed the Taliban.

    The violence comes a day after a top NATO general declared an end to Operation Medusa in Panjwayi and neighboring Zhari districts.

    Lt. Gen. David Richards, head of the 20,000 NATO-led force in Afghanistan, described the operation as a “significant success.” Richards said the insurgents had been forced to abandon their positions and reconstruction and development efforts would soon begin in the volatile former Taliban heartland.

    Associated Press writer Fisnik Abrashi in Kabul contributed to this report.

  • Bush is still waiting for his “sign” I see…

    LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Key allies in the war against Afghanistan’s Taliban militants pledged to stay the course on Tuesday as a suicide bomber killed 18 in the south and a blast killed an Italian NATO soldier.

    The Taliban’s intensified campaign against the government and foreign troops supporting it this year has spawned the worst violence since the hardline Islamists were ousted after the September 11 attacks in 2001.

    On Tuesday, the Taliban claimed responsibility for the suicide blast outside the governor’s office in Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province. NATO troops were in the area at the time but none was hurt, an official said.

    Most of those killed were civilians, many queuing to do paperwork for a pilgrimage to Mecca.

    Near Kabul, a roadside bomb killed an Italian NATO soldier and seriously wounded two compatriots. The Taliban also claimed that attack.

    U.S. and NATO troops are up against a much more intense insurgency than expected and NATO has called for more troops from member nations.

    Western governments say the mission, in a central battlefield in the war on terrorism, is essential but the violence is raising doubts and calls for troops to come home.

    The sister of the Italian killed on Tuesday said the troops should leave.

    “You can’t let our boys be slaughtered like butcher’s meat,” said Barbara Langella. “It’s not right that other families, other wives, other mothers, fathers and girlfriends, suffer like this again.”

    Italian President Giorgio Napolitano defended the Afghan mission, saying it was “indispensable”. But the attack also stoked debate in the ruling centre-left coalition.

    “There is the financing for the mission until the end of the year, but it’s obvious that we have to seriously look at the issue of how to get out,” Welfare Minister Paolo Ferrero was quoted in Italian media as saying.


    Defence Secretary Des Browne defended the Afghan mission at the annual Labour Party conference in England saying five million children were in school, many new schools, clinics and hospitals had been built and four million refugees were home.

    “This is not a failing mission,” Browne said.

    “We always knew the south would be more difficult … but we have to tackle Helmand and the south — and eventually the east — if we are to secure what we have already achieved in the rest of Afghanistan.”

    British troops have been fighting intense battles with the Taliban in Helmand. More than 30 British soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan this year.

    Among those killed in Tuesday’s blast in Helmand were six policemen and soldiers, officials said.

    “It was a suicide attack on a road in front of the governor’s office,” police official Mohammad Ayoub said in Lashkar Gah.

    Taliban spokesman Qari Mohammad Yousuf said the bomber was from Helmand. A suicide blast in a market in the same town killed 17 people on August 28.

    Another Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the blast near Kabul that flipped an Italian armoured personnel carrier, killing the soldier. NATO said five soldiers were wounded.

    Nearly 140 foreign soldiers have been killed in violence or accidents during operations this year, including at least four Italians.

    The United States, which had been hoping to trim its Afghan force, has about 20,000 troops in the country. NATO, waging its biggest ground operation, has a similar number and is seeking more.

    NATO defence ministers will on Thursday examine a proposal that will allow the alliance to rapidly complete its plan to take over command of all peacekeepers in Afghanistan from the U.S. military, NATO officials said in Brussels.

    The Taliban have gained strength from links with the booming drugs trade and the support of militant networks in Pakistan. They are also capitalising on anger over poverty and corruption, analysts say. Most Afghans want foreign troops to stay.

    Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and Afghanistan’s Hamid Karzai have been at odds over Afghan accusations the Taliban are operating from Pakistan.

    The two, major U.S. allies in the war on terrorism, are due to meet President George W. Bush in Washington on Wednesday.

    By Abdul Qodous
    (Additional reporting by Ismail Sameem in KANDAHAR and the ROME, LONDON and BRUSSELS bureaus)

  • Nancy

    Now, Jet, you know better than that: he The Decider; he doesn’t wait for signs, he decides when he’s seen one and that’s it. Chirst, this is worse than Nancy Reagan & her astronomers.

  • Unforunately he seems to have crystal balls too Nancy.

    …but of course that’s only my opinion!

  • From Fox News???!!!

    NEW YORK — Violence in Iraq is greater than the White House has acknowledged, and the outlook is even bleaker for 2007, author and journalist Bob Woodward said in comments to air Sunday night on CBS television’s”60 Minutes.”

    Woodward, the Washington Post reporter whose third book on the Bush administration,”State of Denial,”comes out next week, said U.S. troops and their allies are being attacked, on average, every 15 minutes.

    “It’s getting to the point now where there are eight, 900 attacks a week. That’s more than a hundred a day. That is four an hour attacking our forces,“Woodward said.

    “The truth is that the assessment by intelligence experts is that next year, 2007, is going to get worse and, in public, you have the president and you have the Pentagon saying,’Oh, no, things are going to get better.'”

    Known for his access to high-level officials, Woodward said President Bush is so sure of success in the Iraq war that he told some leading Republicans,”I will not withdraw even if Laura and Barney are the only ones supporting me.”

    Bush and his wife, Laura, have a Scottish terrier named Barney.

    A senior administration official, who hadn’t seen the book and spoke on condition of anonymity, said reviews of its contents did not suggest anything new.

    “The president has been very frank with the country about the challenges we face in the war on terror _ how ruthless, violent and determined our enemy is,”the official said.”He’s also repeatedly told the American people that it’s going to take continued resolve and patience to win this war _ that it’s a long war, but one that we must win.”

    Woodward also asserts that Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have been meeting with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who served in the Nixon and Ford administrations.

    “Now what’s Kissinger’s advice?”Woodward said.”In Iraq, he declared very simply,’Victory is the only meaningful exit strategy.’

    “This is so fascinating. Kissinger’s fighting the Vietnam War again because, in his view, the problem in Vietnam was we lost our will.”

    The reporting by Woodward and Carl Bernstein on the Watergate scandal helped bring down the Nixon administration and earned the Post a Pulitzer Prize.


    Associated Press Writer Deb Riechmann in Washington contributed to this report.

  • KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) — At least 13 people were killed, including women and children, when a suicide bomber detonated explosives strapped to his body in a busy shopping and pedestrian area of Kabul on Saturday morning, police and U.N. officials said.

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned the attack “in the strongest terms.”

    The bomb exploded near the pedestrian entrance to the headquarters building of Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry and near several shops, police said.

    The number of known dead was 13 but the death toll could go higher, a U.N. security official said.

    The blast, which happened just before 8 a.m., shattered the glass storefronts and killed several shopkeepers, police said.

    This was the fifth suicide bombing in Kabul during September, officials said.

    Karzai — who called the suicide attack an “alien phenomenon to the Afghans — said such “attackers come from outside Afghanistan and target the most devoted and the poorest Muslim people of the world.”

    He urged the “international community to work with Afghanistan in stopping sanctuaries that raise, train and brainwash young people to become suicide attackers.”

    — Journalist Tom Coghlan contributed to this report

    Copyright 2006 CNN

  • NATO took over command of U.S. troops in Afghanistan today, Bush was too busy doing more important things than to finish the war he started…

    …but of course that’s only my opinion!


  • Ruvy in Jerusalem

    The boys in the CFR finally found a use for NATO. American troops will be funnelled through NATO to Afghanistan and points west of there. What you may not understand is that you are seeing major moves of a shadow government that runs America… Things will start going downhill, now, fast.

  • Shabbat shalom my friend… As I said in the article Ruvy… God help us all

  • The Iraq war has now lasted longer than World War II.

  • The Iraq war has now lasted longer than World War II. That means it’s taken Bush longer that it took the U.S. to defeat both the Nazis and Japan combined and they didn’t have the technology we have today.

    What does that tell you?

  • S.T.M

    Jet said: “The Iraq war has now lasted longer than World War II.”

    Sorry Jet, can’t let your Amero-centric view of world history pass without comment.

    WWII began in 1939 and finished in 1945. Now, let me count on my fingers … 1 .. 2 .. 3 .. 4 .. 5 .. 6. Yes, six years. Oh, that’s right, America didn’t enter until halfway through. How could I be so silly. Glad they did, though, or I might be speaking Russian today (although not German, those buggers got shown off).

    Sorry old boy, but that one always pisses me off. As does “we saved your ass in WWI”. Well, you might have had you had any more than token involvement. That one began in 1914, not the end of 1917. I feel it my duty to set the record straight and to help Americans to a better understanding of both themselves and world history 😉

  • Wrong America didn’t get involved with WWII until 1941

  • STM

    America is not the only nation fighting for the coalition in Iraq, Jet … although it has the bulk of the commitment.

    But even using your argument, you are still wrong about your time frame for WWII (and virtually every American historian would back me up on this). Also, you are in fact wrong about US involvement in WWII. The US Navy was operating destroyers in the Atlantic from 1940 onwards, to help British convoys leaving the US and Canada on their side of the big ditch. FDR called the german submarines the “rattlensakes” of the Atlantic.

    The destroyer USS Reuben James was sunk mid-atlantic by a U-Boat with very heavy loss of life (some 150 US sailors) well before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour.

    She wasn’t the only one sunk, either. Americans should not forget a) those who died and b) that the US was already actively helping out its friends prior to Germany’s declaration of war in the wake of the Japanese attack.

    Hope that helps with your view of world history old boy 🙂

  • STM

    Perhaps you could have said “America’s involvement in the Iraq war has now lasted longer than America’s involvement in WWII”, thus sparing us foreigners whose views aren’t Amero-centric the usual collective groan in response to just one more example of Americans’ warped views of world history.

    Apart from that, it’s all good 🙂

  • STM

    Answer: Blitzer and Cafferty should go back to college, study history again and get the number of years correct. CNN is a news service watched all over the world, too.

    Tsk bloody tsk. I’m giving Ted a call this arvo. By the time I’m finished, the paint will be peeling off his office wall.

    Any broadcaster who thinks WWII lasted three years is an imbecile.

    What a disgrace, CNN. The situation in the CNN situation room must be decidely grim.

  • In any case it’s a case of bad planning. The time span vs technology argument still works.

  • Where’s Ann Richards when you need her?

  • UP in heaven watching over us Silas… up in heaven

  • Amen, Jet! She’s up there singing What a Friend We Have in Georgie! Because GWB is going to hand the Democrats a majority in one or both houses of Congress!

  • Not if Diebold has anything to say about it, have you seen my latest article?

  • Jet,

    I know that you may not like what I’ve written but pay careful attention to what I’ve written on the imminence of war in this region.

    With four battle groups sitting in the Middle East, and with accusations flying at the Syrians and Iranians that they are trying to use HizbAllah to overthrow the Lebanese government, and with Iranian war-games going on at the same time, there is enough gunpowder to blow everything up.

  • Fair enough Ruvy, fair enough.

  • he is crook like all the billionaires

  • Well Miki, I’m certainly glad you shared that with us. Now if you could think of something more meaningful to contribute?

  • sr

    This would be meaningful Jet. Whats up my friend. Pray you are doing well. My Offer still stands. Have Glock will travel. Just point me in the right direction. Stay safe and God bless. sr the barbarian.

  • SR. I’d like you to shoot the *^)%& that makes the add pop up while I’m in the middle of writing a reply….

  • HEADLINE; NRA orders its biggest subcontractor (Bush) to give eulogy at Charlton Heston’s funeral… Bush calls for day of national mourning for Moses’ death-says it’s a sign of the second coming soon…

    I was going to write this article, but I promised Doc I’d write about my desk first…. alas

  • Any bets that the previous comment will come true?

  • Jet

    This one Jordan