Saturday, December 31, 2005

Wer'e in trouble, Bush Promises to make 2006 as bad as 2005!!

Today is New Years Eve and we just heard the Presidents weekly radio address. It was his last hurrah for 2005 and he was talking about how he wants to continue his abuse of the past through 2006. This has to really scare you the average American. He vowed to continue what to you and I as average Americans witness and experience as the continued destruction of society and the country as we like to remember it. He still thinks we are the envy of the world. This is still partially true but only because a large part of the world is still behind us in their progression. Due to his insistence on continued tax cuts for the wealthy. His continued destruction of the lower classes, his continuing outsourcing of his Karl Rove’s taught 3D politics contributing to world disorder he is continuing to erode this envy as we move into 2006.
He continues to insist that 2005 was a good year for the country both home and abroad. As an average American you have to ask yourself for whom, the rich, the Fundamentalist Christians? He doesn’t have a clue about reality anywhere. He still insists that political progress in Iraq is looking good and continuing to move forward, unbelievable. He can somehow still insist we are showing improvements in the U.S. economy. Again we have to stress that he is referring to the elite and the Christian fundamentalists that he works for not you the average American. We all experience his so called prosperity and economic improvements in the lower classes. Having read this book you also now know why. As a country of average Americans we can not take much more of his so called prosperity. I can only say in closing this for the year that I hope to God someone, anyone, can influence this President and make him do the right think for the country and its legal lower classes. Good luck to us in 2006!
James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

Bush's supposed Iraqi success will Fail In The End?

Today is 12/31/05. Before we put the subject of Iraq and Islam to bed for the year I just want to point out a couple more facts for us to think about. We have been hearing of one Shiite murder after the next. We are starting to hear of an increase in the murders of Sunni’s. You have to believe these are retribution killings and will only continue to increase as the country deteriorates into total bedlam as we knew it would. As we have continually said, this will not end with Iraq. Iraq is only the beginning thanks to President Bush. The remainder of the Middle East and the world will be right behind it. Either President Bush is totally corruptively inept and clueless as many of us have believed him to be from the beginning he has to have known the consequences of his toying with the Middle East and world political systems.
With all of the President’s recently announced so called successes in Iraq you have to continue to think about this. With our hopefully improved defenses against IED’s. With our increased standing up of capable Iraqi defense units. With our continuing joint U.S. Iraqi operations designed to disrupt and hopefully quell various terrorist capabilities. Now we have the recent announcement that Iraq’s largest oil refinery is slated to close because of security concerns. This will only serve to further cripple Iraq and seal their fate of total anarchy set into motion by President Bush.
With these supposed successes and supposed successful steps towards democracy and in the face of decreasing allied troop support in Iraq we have announced a troop draw down of our own. Our troops have fought valiantly and have earned this. We all want that but the facts continue to point towards the failure of President Bush’s ill advised plans and insistence on staying the wrong course. With this being New Years Eve and the announcement of more U.S. deaths raising this years total to 841 just four short of last years how can we announce any success and announce perspective troop reductions? President Bush seems to want to ensure failure in Iraq as many of us have felt from the get go. His new planned world order seems to be planned world disorder and failure. As we continue into the future and with 2006 right around the corner we can only hope.
James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas! Despite Bush we survived to see another!

Merry christmas! it's Christmas 05 and it looks like we will survive the year as a Nation despite President Bush's corruptive ineptitude. At this point in light of what we have seen from this administration we have to be very concerned about 06 and the near future of this Mation as we know it and want to pass it on to future generations. the president is not finished lowering the the lower classes and increasing the status of the elite and he has plenty of time to finish his plan.
You have to be very concerned with the future as long as this president is in control of it. i have to laugh thinking about what I noticed was a big topic on dkos this morning. where to live in the country? first you better worry about having it to pass on to our children thanks to bush's misdirection. besides that the big concern was hurricanes, shoppiing, and restaurants. It seems to me that the safest place in the U.S. is the east coast below Maine and New Hampshire. we do have some cold weather to deal with there but not the extremes found in more northly States nor the extreme heats. You have the hurricane belt but what about tornadoes and earthquakes that cover much of the remainder of the country? You do have the snow birds but to my recollection Florida has become the sexually deviant capital of the country so despite hiding from the fires and hurricanes, etc, your youth are never safe. Any way you look at it we are not safe as long as President Bush is in charge.
James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

Thursday, December 22, 2005

I'm Making a List I'm checking it Twice and I need your help!

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and we'll find out which of our Politicians have been naughty or nice. Today I am compiling a list of the events this Administration has purposely implemented in order to harm the lower classes and sink them ever further. There have been many as we all sadly have experienced. I know I will miss many but between you I know you won't. So please add your sad recollections to the list. Following is my list: First I want to remind you that in Bush's own words, you the lower classes are only an unfunded liability. He proved that by lowering his so called unfunded liability by cutting your Medicade, cutting your Medicare, reducing your public education funds, and any other number of federal programs you rely on for your survival. He has proven to be public enemy number 1 to the lower classes not Bin Laden. he has allowed border insecurity and illegal immigration. your loss for this primarily is in your taxes paying medical expenses etc which are required by law while you are left to your own demise. He has allowed high tech jobs as well as working class jobs to be taken by millions of indian's and anyone else who can come in and fill the slots while he cuts your education funds. He is using your tax contributions to support corperations. By passing another new law he has doubled the percentage rates and the minimum payments you must make on your credit cards. again for your own good. He killed your last ditch effort to save yourself by changing to your detriment as you know, your ability to file for bankruptcy. State, local, and property taxes have soared. Tax deductions that traditionally benefit the middle Class have been either reduced or taken away altogether. Please feel free to help me complete the list and tomorrow we'll find out which politicians have been naughty or nice.
James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

In Anwar to drill or not to Drill that is the question?

I just want to take a minute o discuss the Senates action today 12/21 concerning drilling in Anwar. I for one am happy to say the president was thwarted in his effort to drill for oil in Alaska’s Anwar Wildlife refuge. The debate over the oil drilling has been going on for years. It has become fierce enough of late to have the senators delay their Christmas break. It was not expected to be a close call in the respect that it may pass or the Vice President would have been called there to do the wrong thing and ensure its passage. The Republicans displayed their usual underhanded politicking by tucking the drilling approval into an omnibus defense bill.
This bill also included billions of dollars for Katrina relief and billions more in home heating subsidies for the poor, elderly, and disabled. That the underhanded Republicans knew would have to pass with the careers of these Senators at stake if they were made to look unpatriotic or uncaring of the needy and the Katrina victims. Still, with filibuster being threatened by Democrats and some Republicans, Senate leaders were expected to withdraw the drilling legislation from the defense bill and it would be dealt with later separately. As far as I am concerned this is a victory for the Democrats and a rare defeat for the President. However as chief of the Yukon’s said, as long as there is a public majority in the house and Senate and especially with the President in office this drilling issue will never go away and you can bank on it.
James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Strike costs potentially a lot higher than just financial!

In the case of this illegal transit strike in already shocked New York City, Mayor bloomberg is doing the right thing and handling this responsibly and correctly. The strike by the Metropolitan Transportation authority brought the city’s bus and subway systems to a grinding halt. During an average week these systems carry approximately 7 million passengers. You can only imagine the amount of people it would carry during Christmas and the loss in revenue not only to the city but what about all the private businesses.
These thugs going out on an illegal against the law strike are kicking the very people that give them their living. This is going to cost an already strapped New York City around $400 million a day. Some people across the city will undoubtedly pay for this ignorance forced upon them with their jobs. Mayor Bloomberg is right in saying this action is unconscionable and you can’t break the law and use it as a negotiating tactic and for what? They are tired of being under appreciated and disrespected. They are no different than many of the rest of the country.
The people support them, pay for their living, and utilize and depend on their services. What more acknowledgement and show of appreciation can you ask for? You can bet they are not underpaid and have a superior benefit package. One of their chief grievances is that the Transportation Authority wants them to pay a larger share of their health care. Again I say, why should they think they’re any different than the rest of the country? Their action leaves a bad taste knowing what NY City has already been through and knowing that the Medicaid and Medicare are going to be cut for the poor, elderly, and disabled.
Judge Jones is fining the Union $1 million per day as the strike is in defiance of a court injunction. The law also allows a fine of 2 days pay for every day on strike. That one as far as the worker in the trenches goes sounds a bit stiff but. The city is also seeking damages of their own as well they should. One gentleman who was interviewed felt that the striking workers should all be fired. I tend to agree with that thought. Give them the opportunity to come back to work, if they do not then hire new workers. Air traffic controllers paid for their refusal to work with their jobs. As in that instance I feel it is right to do that here too.
These transportation workers are going on strike at a critical time for the city and its people. They are willingly and knowingly biting the hand that feeds them. These illegal strikers are messing over the very people that are the system. They are purposely trying to hurt the very people who give them their living. They are essentially stabbing the very people who support them.
Without the people of the city from every walk of life, there would be no transit system. This is not only hurting the city and everyone that relies on the public transportation system but it is worse than that. This improves the chances of would be terrorists to booby trap now unused and possibly unwatched transit facilities. We will have to watch, wait, and listen, to see if we will not pay a much higher price for this illegal irresponsible strike than just financial costs.
James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

Monday, December 19, 2005

Cutting the working class vitals and keeping their Pork

I, like most of you find it very repugnant that the House just approved $39.7 Billion in spending cuts. These are the unfunded liabilities the President said we must decrease. I find it sickening that we are saving that money at the expense of the lower classes while the President insists on giving the rich back their taxes. These so called savings are going to be in health care (Medicaid and Medicare etc.), education, and other Federal programs critical to the lower classes. That is despicable in itself, especially after the tremendous damage he has steadily inflicted on the lower classes from the get go.
This information gets worse when you realize these senators never once gave a thought to cutting their Pork Barrel Projects. Since 1990 $150 Billion has been spent on pork barrel projects. In 2004 alone that irresponsible spending was $22.9 Billion. In this years irresponsible much touted transportation bill there were in that bill alone, 6,376 unnecessary pork projects totaling to $24 billion. Yet they somehow can be proud of saving money on the backs of the needy? That’s our Republican compassionate conservative led senate for you. This is unconscionable to those that have one.
In my first book titled Life in The Trenches of American Society I explained a winning solution to this immorality. I will repeat it because it is getting more important as time moves on, the so called war on terror continues unabated, and we continue to have irresponsible Republican control of the country. Now let us talk about a very much needed and good idea of how to let Politicians have the pork to take home to their States. This will enable them to get even more. At the same time they will be helping out the country in homeland security by helping to secure our Borders at no additional cost. There would be no limit to the financial benefit they could potentially bring to their population. The only limit would be of their own making in their desire or lack there of in doing the right thing for the country and helping in Homeland Security Programs of every order. Of course this program too would have to be watched by an independent council or something along that order as does everything in this Administration today.
James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Todays Fact: Once again we are watching a dance around the truth, now it's illegal eavesdropping!

This is interesting! Once again we are hearing calls of wrong doing by the President. This time it is coming loud and clear from both sides. We are talking about the recent foreclosure that the President gave the okay to have Americans and others spied on without court approval. This broke on 12/17 and of course was instantly denied by the President. Condi of course came right out in his defense. The following day 12/18 with the facts piling up and being undeniable, ha did the standard thing for him and his administration. When cornered and only then, come clean. What bothers me is that there are some who commended him for telling the truth. You do not getting commended for being honest when you only did so under duress. The President has never been honest and he will not be honest now.
During an interview with Tim Russert Condi Rice continually dodged the real questions and answers. As during the 9/11 commission hearings it was obvious that she was being dishonest and evasive. She continually said the President was acting under Constitutional authority. She would not however state that Constitutional Authority. Whenever there was a dicey question she dodged it by saying you know I’m not a lawyer. She dodged every conversation specific issue saying she would not discuss what went on between her and another party. Pretty convenient isn’t it? She only says I do know he had the authority. How would she know that but nothing relevant if she was not a lawyer?
She continually said the President was acting under Presidential Authority covered by FISA (The Foreign Intelligence security act). Then we find out in conversations with Senator Arlen Specter, (R-PA) and Senator Carl Levin (D MI) that there is a secret court that is the check and balance of those rights. Laws as you know are for everyone but the president. He believes he is above the law. The President continues to insist that he acted within the law but he will not cite that law. That’s because he is still looking for one to cover his corruptive ineptitude. As we have cited many times in the past, if he cannot find one to cover himself he will resurrect an old obscure law to fit his selfish desires. The president is obviously being less than honest once again to put it mildly. I don’t care if we are at war or not. We have rules and laws even in times of war that are designed to be implemented in secret. Even President Bush must be held accountable. He is out of control and has an over inflated sense of worth and must be held accountable for his now numerous misactions.
James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

Todays Fact: Our Self Created self perpetuating deviant Society

Just take a minute and listen to this evaluation of our society’s problems. I think you will all agree. I woke up last night at 1: am thinking of a poll question for a Diary I was going to submit in the morning. The subject of Border insecurity and illegal immigration is very contentious. So I was trying to word it right. I never did get it. At about 3: am I started thinking of the following issue. Listen to this and tell me your feelings about this. I will include them in our future book. The Blog will be titled “Our self created Self perpetuated Deviant Society”. If you continue to raise the bar on existence in America as the President is purposely doing you create an environment that the overwhelming majority must struggle in. Those that can no longer struggle are left to their own demise and to do as they desire.
Many people as a result are falling through society’s moral cracks. Social deviancy has been around since the beginning of man. However we have created an environment domestically, financially, and socially, where people are left to flounder. They are on their own to do as they see fit. They feel nothing for no one just their own selfish often deviant satisfaction. We have socially and legally created an environment for sexual perverts and deviants of every order to germinate, bloom, and flourish.
The legal system caters to the deviants as they are their primary source of revenue. The President’s new idea of society only makes the problem worse and allows it to flourish despite what he thinks. We can turn this around. We must regain control of our financial system. We must regain control of our legal system. We must regain control of out society as a whole in order to turn this deviancy around. This deviancy has not always been so abundant. We have created a society where this is allowed to flourish. The problem is us. The tendency for malconformance and deviancy has always been there as we know. We though are increasing it purposely. Our purposely over stressed society has made these tendencies a requirement for many in their minds for their personal needs and survival. Today’s society is forcing many of these tendencies to come out much to the demise of moral society. please let me know what you think about this.
James Joiner
Gardner Ma

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Todays Thought:securing the Borders is not for you or the country!

Today is 12/17, as of late we have finally heard a desire to take care of our Border insecurity. I just want you to think about this. As we have said many times in the past, Congress and the president deserve no credit for this. They are finally doing what they were duty bound to do immediately following 9/11. You should not be rewarded or look for accolades for taking care of your responsibility and doing what you should have done in the first place. This is not being done for your security or because it is the right thing to do.
Congress gave the President what he wanted by leaving the borders open, clamping down on the lower classes, and supporting his many inept policies. Now that it’s election time, they are doing the right thing for them and their reelection hopes not you. It is now the President’s turn to come through for them not you. Doing the right thing for the country and securing the borders thus putting a damper on the presidents supply of necessary illegal immigrants is not what he really wants. He continues to prove by looking to protect illegal immigrants and implement worker programs for them along with hopeful eventual citizenship.
The Mexican government is upset with the crackdown. This crackdown will take away their number one source of income, illegal immigration to America. Mexico claims now that they want a bilateral management of border insecurity and illegal immigration. If this were to be the case I agree with it 100%. Up to now though as most of us know, it has been unilaterally controlled and managed by Mexico. We will now step forward and take care of our border responsibilities. If Mexico really wants responsible bilateral management of our mutual borders then they should step forward and handle their end. Securing their southern borders would be a welcome start. Then we can log the illegal immigrants that are already here. We can then go forth and handle this correctly to the benefit of all. We do need migrant workers. They should be controlled migrant workers not out of control as it is now and Mexico and others would like to see it stay. we can do what is right for Americans and America and help those that need it if we do this right but we will not you can be sure.
James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

Friday, December 16, 2005

Bush cannot handle the responsibility of The Patriot Act

On 12/10 we wrote this as we had been listening to the president lecturing on how important the Patriot Act has been in the war against terrorism. I believe under the right Administration and discipline that this is an important tool to have. I rarely agree with President Bush. I do agree with him in that the patriot Act at this juncture is an important tool in our information gathering arsenal. Like many of you though, I feel it is a dangerous weapon in the hands of a man like our current President. I find Nancy Pelosi a little to hard core anti Bush but like many of you again I have to agree with her assessment that there should be an extension but it should only be for 3 months in order to assess, evaluate, and hopefully come to an agreement as to whether it is being used properly or not. If it was anyone other than President Bush it would be easier to believe that the responsibility that comes with the Patriot Act would not be abused. We have found out the hard way that giving this president Carte Blanche with anything is a mistake.
Today is 12/16 and we now know The Patriot Act Renewal failed. I don’t know what I feel about that yet. President Bush has shown he cannot be trusted with the awesome responsibility of The Act. It has just come out that he okayed spying on Americans and other without warrants immediately following 9/11. Of course Condi came out in his defense and denied it. The president has said ahead of time that he would vote against a 3 month extension. The baby is going to hold his breath until he gets his way. Republican Senator Kyle said in failing to pass what the President wants, opponents are effectively allowing the Patriot act to expire and helping the terrorists. Isn’t that what Bush us doing by refusing to sign an extension that would enable close scrutiny and the prevention of abuse that has already begun coming out. God forbid if the terrorist hit us if this expires. I hear I told you so already. We already know and discussed that this administration cannot be trust with any power and he continues to prove it. If he vetoes a responsible 3 month extension when and if any resultant security problems crop up they are his direct responsibility.
James Joiner
Gardner, ma

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Subject: Premature Celebrations over Iraqi Voter Turnout

You’re going to like this next discussion. First I just want to say I just heard that the President has made it clear that the U.S. does not engage in torture. He also made it clear we didn’t engage in nation building that he is now bragging about. I have to bring a couple of points forth that have not been mentioned and you have to listen to so you can have the full picture and think for yourself. The President is now bragging about today’s voting outcome in Iraq. As well he and the Iraqi’s should if it were that cut and dry but think about these little facts.
You can’t expect terrorists to be roaming around under total lockdown. You can’t expect car bombings when vehicles aren’t allowed on the road. You can’t declare a victory when the vote is under the defense of a gun barrel. That isn’t all of it. Sunni’s came out this time in order to legally try to get their majority rule. If they don’t get it there are no guarantees here. The terrorists many of which are Sunni’s and Saddam loyalists as much as we might want to think they are they’re not stupid. They know with all the Sunni’s out to vote if they were out murdering voters they would be killing Sunni’s too. They know this would turn the people against them even further and it would only serve to hurt their cause. I will feel good about today’s events when security is back to its normal high, vehicles are back on the road, and the insurgency bombings and murders aren’t even higher than they were before the election.
James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

Todays thought: What happened to we are not into Nation Building?

I had a conversation today that mede me feel I should remind us all of something. President Bush gave his fourth speech on his plan for Iraq and his assessment as to how things were going. Overall I really don’t have much to say about it except that it was the same old rhetoric with 2 distinct exceptions. Surprisingly I haven’t heard either of these points mentioned. Particularly surprising is that the Democrats haven’t capitalized off of these two admissions. President Bush was being commended for being honest and admitted to being accountable for believing bad intelligence as the rest of the world and both parties did. While saying the intelligence was wrong but taking out Saddam was right. I disagree with that statement as many of you do and that doesn’t sound like taking responsibility to me. It sounds like just some more rhetoric from the artful dodger. He still has not been honest and if he was he shouldn’t be getting credit for something he should have done years ago. The big turn around to me was the fact that right from the beginning he has insisted that we are not in the business of Nation building. Am I the only one in the country that listened today when he said that unseating Saddam was not our only original goal? He now says that building a successful Democracy in Iraq was one of our original goals. Isn’t that a standard Bush about face? Isn’t that also called Nation building?
James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

Reality will hit and Bush's Polls will go back down where they belong!

Now that the Presidents polls that he supposedly does not listen to are going back up after 4 misconceived speeches on events concerning Iraq. He somehow thinks he has the moral standing to say that he believes Tom Delay is innocent. You can be sure he is guilty and who is this President with no moral standing whatsoever thinking he should be believed? To top that off we now have Robert Novak Republican partisan and columnist who broke the Plame story to begin with apparently cooperating with the investigation. We know Mr. Cheney has already been implicated in the treasonous act of outing an undercover CIA agent.
Now Mr. Novak admits that he is convinced that the President himself almost definitely knew who was responsible for the leak. I will guarantee you that the President did know if he didn’t in fact okay the leak himself. Remember who his teacher of deceitful, deceptive, divisive, 3D politics was and his moral standing. We will never learn the truth but it is a bit funny when you think of this. At one point before the investigation started to point in his direction the President vowed to fire whoever was involved in leaking the name of the undercover agent. Just imagine this; if he was honest he would probably go down in history as the first president to have himself impeached. Just hold on, reality will hit the people again and those polls will be down again where they should be.
James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Today's Thought:Bush deserves to be drowned out??

Today is 12/13 and once again I am compelled to set Bill Oreilley straight. His show last night was extremely biased of course. It was titled the Anti-Bush Campaign. I just have to say, I am not far left that I am aware of but I believe it is in the interest of the future of our country to have an Anti-bush Campaign. He feels that it is wrong to disrupt the speech of a President. Normally I would agree with that. This is anti America president Bush though. He does not deserve a forum or to be heard. You command respect you don’t demand it.
He cited a far left ad saying that the Bush regime is setting out to radically remake society very quickly, in a fascist way, and for generations to come. He dismisses this as stupid rhetoric. I hate to tell him, it is true and only a small part of the doctrine Bush is following. He says the Ad accusing Bush of being like Hitler were amusing because it is the far left that is acting like Hitler’s brown shirt’s. He says it is people like Jane Fonda and Ward Churchill of the so called far left that are the ones behaving like Hitler. Both parties to me are guilty.
Oreilley goes on to say how he listens to all views in the so called no spin
Zone yeah right, before he ignorantly discounts it. He would do well to remember that extremism exists in both party’s, Republicans are just masters of deception and P.R. There are far left that play into Bush’s hand by making the entire Democratic Party look extreme and totally divided. There is also far Right that is finally beginning to be heard by the general public and is beginning to hurt his cause and that’s a good thing. People like Oreilley who are obviously based in their evaluation also only serve to help us and hurt the president which again is a good thing.
James Joiner
Gardner, ma

Monday, December 12, 2005

Thought for today: Should Tooky Williams die?

I just want to take a minute to discuss the Tooky William’s case in California. Again, this opinion is coming from someone with no bias or political standings. Having listened to those that want to see him die for his crimes and those that want to see him live listen to both sides and listen to the implications involved here. We know he is responsible for the shotgun deaths of 4 people and that he co-founded the Crip’s a very violent gang. On the other hand we also know he has become an advocate against violent gangs, has written books promoting youth responsibility and accountability. He has also become a role model in prison and has had a movie produced about his life.
I have heard this opinion already but I will repeat that we are sending the dead wrong message if he is put to death. Yes, he did kill 4 people but he is responsible for helping thousands of American youth. Yes he should be held accountable and he is. I believe life in prison is called being held accountable. Under normal conditions I can agree that he should pay with his life but not in this case. If we were to go ahead and put him to death we would be sending the wrong message to all that commit violent crimes. Don’t try to improve yourself because we are going to kill you no matter how much you turn your life around and help society. There we go, Arnold refused clemency we were just told now we’ll see what happens as a result?
James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Bush uses Divide and Conquer on the Democrats once more!

I was awake last night thinking about all that is happening in the current Administration, a little problem I was having on my web site, Joe Lieberman’s being used by the President, and last but not least Karl Rove’s and his 3d( divisive, deceptive, deceitful)) Politics. Everything came full circle. I realized how I must end this book and the exact tactics once again being used by the president and why. All along I have been labeling the Presidents Karl Rove’s taught Political ploy as 3D. It in fact is. He not only uses these divide and conquer tactics in America in general to turn the people on each other. He uses it successfully on the Democratic Party continually. He proves this once again this time by using Mr. Lieberman’s stance on the Iraq war as a means of dividing the Democratic Party.
He uses it on his own Party in order to sway them into giving him what he wrongly wants for his own selfish plan for society. As you know, he has successfully outsourced this technique of poisonous divide and conquer Political tactics around the world. Sadly the negative results are playing out all over the world right now. We see it in the purposeful division in the Far East. We are watching it in the tensions and political division in the Stan’s (ex soviet Bloc satellites).
Worst of all we watch daily the negative results of these tactics of division. The problems he has caused with these tactics of division will not be overcome in Iraq. They will also continue to spread throughout the Middle East. Not just in Syria, Iran, and Saudi Arabia, it will encompass them all and turn them on each other. We can already see this happening but things are still only getting started. It looks to me like Karl Rove’s a man that enjoys God like status in the Republican party is the purveyor of the worst problem to ever hit the world and the President is his too willing tool. God help us!
James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Todays Thought: A high price for one but a message to Terrorists!

Taking into account that we just talked about the changes in airline security two days ago this incident with a passenger getting shot and killed really strikes home. You listen to the course of events and all the facts and you have to admit that the air marshal acted appropriately and did the right thing. When you have a passenger running hysterically through the plane yelling that he had a bomb if his backpack what do you expect. His wife was yelling that the man was Bipolar so you have to feel for them both. You know though that they had to shoot him. If all the terrorists had to do to keep you from preventing terrorism was to say that a suspect has a medical problem then we would be in serious trouble.
In this case the Air Marshals ordered the man to the ground and he refused. End of discussion in today’s environment. After the shooting all the luggage was put on the tarmac. The dogs were brought in, found a couple of suspicious bags and as a result they were blown up as they should have been. I’m sure any of us would have been a bit nervous but as they should have to ensure the plane was secure the police boarded the plane and had everyone put their hands on their heads. I’m sure it was all scary but everything seems to have worked as it should have. Like you, I feel bad for the victim but it does send a strong message to any potential terrorist threatening your safety. In turn I would think it in the end makes passengers feel a little more secure knowing they are being looked after.
James Joiner
gardner, Ma

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Todays Thought on Torture Camp Realities, You Decide!

Let’s give Condi Rice a little evaluation time by we the people, average Americans in the trenches of society. First, we know for a fact that she will not and cannot be honest. She will make the President look good at all costs. As we all know that is what she has done right from the start including the 9/11 commission hearings. This as we all know is why she has been promoted to Secretary Of state. We also know she is no dummy but the loyalty to a fault is the most important requirement. The President as we all can agree at this point cannot be trusted or believed. With that in mind you know Condi Rice and others will go to any measure to make him appear honest and law abiding.
In defense and in sync with the Presidents insistence that the U.S. does not torture or will not fly suspected terrorists to countries that do she of course denies that this is being done. Condi during her visit to Europe denied the existence of any so called torture
camps. Whether there was or not you can decide for yourself. Listening to others of the same mind, some of us are convinced that in fact there was. You can be guaranteed that Condi is doing her now famous dance around the straight answer and the actual facts. You can bet that in fact the U.S. is not flying suspected terrorists to European countries thus enabling Condi to appear to be able to answer that question honestly. You can also bet that we have been turning our heads if we have to, but have facilitated others to do it for us.
You can also bet that when she said there were no torture camps or suspected terrorists in Europe as she said, that by that time there were none. Again she was able to appear as being truthful. As rumors are now saying, they were flown out of Europe ahead of Condi’s visit. They are rumored to have been flown to African countries. Who knows, you like me will decide for yourself. I know many of you do not agree with me on this. With that said it is my own opinion that suspected terrorists that are most often caught armed to the teeth, fighting to the death, and already having killed Americans allies or innocents, should be treated accordingly.
They should be taken by interested countries to those countries for proper interrogation. I do not agree with torture but unconventional methods are often necessary. I feel whatever it takes to get to the truth as long as we remain moral then so be it. Your life may depend on it. These are not innocents, boy scouts, or conventional combatants we are talking about here. Some I know do not like it or agree but we must act accordingly.
James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Thought for the day: Airlines security changes,what do you think?

We might not like it, but disseminate all the information unbiasedly and you too might think the Government is doing the right thing in the changes involving airline security. At first light you listen to the changes proposed by the TSA (transportation Security administration) and you first thought has to be, what on earth are they thinking? Listen to all this and think it through rationally and independently and you might thing otherwise.
When I first heard that 6 inch screw drivers and 4 inch knives would be allowed, like you I thought this was ludicrous. Having in mind that I have been saying from the get go that we must all hold ourselves personally accountable and get involved, think about this. 6 inch screwdrivers and 4 inch blades will be allowed on board. As one passenger said, do you realize how much damage that will do to a person? This is true but think about this, there will also be increased random searches and more efficient pat downs. The time saved by no longer looking for items that can do personal harm but not bring down a plane can now be better spent. There will be more time spent in searching for explosives and other means of bringing down an aircraft.
If terrorists were able to make it onto a plane they would know under cover security agents were amongst the passengers ready to take appropriate action and neutralize the situation. Passengers themselves are increasingly wary. Passengers will now jump in knowing their lives and the lives of others are in fact at stake. Cockpit doors are now reinforced. Pilots have the option of arming themselves and taking self defense courses. Chances therefore of a terrorist being able to bring down a passenger jet will be minimized. It makes sense that pilots like the proposed changes but stewards, stewardesses, passengers, and others in the cabin, don’t like them. These are normal emotions because these changes are not likely to affect the pilot’s or the aircraft. They do however put the passengers and the crew in the cabin in further danger. They are in the cabin so it is their lives that would be put in further danger not the pilots or the TSA’s unless we learn another hard lesson. Thinking through all the rhetoric I for one came to the conclusion that this seems like the best course of events. As far as I’m concerned these changes sound positive. Once these changes are accomplished they should start focusing their attention on outward means of bringing down a passenger jet or any aircraft for that matter. What do you think about all this?
James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

Sunday, December 04, 2005

The current Government is inadequate & we Must help ourselves!

As we all know, the government on all levels for whatever reason failed miserably with Katrina. The levees to say the least were inadequately maintaned on a State & Federal level. Now we hear rumors of the people threatening to rebuild the levees themselves to make sure they are done right. I'm sorry to say that it has come to that but it has come to that. That attitude is needed everywhere. As I will continue to say, the current Government at least cannot handle it. We must get personally involved. We can't count on the Government right now to do the right thing. It isn't just the politically charged border insecurity and illegal immigration issue. It isn't just the fiasco of Katrina and Rita. It isn't just the mishandling of Iraq or the war against terrorism. It isn't just the overspending by these so called financially conservative Republicans. It isn't just the so called compassionate conservatives massive abuse of the lower classes. neither is it their inefficiency, insistence on homeland insecurity, or their obvious say one thing and do another policies. It is everything everywhere, we can not trust or rely on the administration. This ineptitude starts at the top and goes right to the bottom, it is all pervasive. We must wake up and get personally involved.
James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Flash! America in I.C.U and only we can get her out

We know President Bush is Inept.
We know V. P. Cheney is Corruptive.
Sctry of State Rumsfeld is Unorthodox.
Sadly our fate is in their hands. We are in I.C.U. and sadly they are in charge of it.
Listening to the presidents plan and the political response to it, you realize none of them have a clue as to reality olny their own selfish interests.
After listening to the presidents ridiculous rosy financial picture, living reality and hearing the bleak picture painted by retiring Greenspan who can now be honest and his warnings are not good for America. You have to conclude that we are in serious trouble and no one in power seems to care or do anything about it. This is Bush's I.C.U. and as you know, no matter how good the care is only you can get yourself out. It is up to us, we the people to get us out of Bush's ICU.
James Joiner
Gardner, Ma