Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Visit Mike's Blog

Check out Mike Sylvester's blog. It has a very good article on immigration stats. See it at:

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

CIA says things go better with Coke

Here's more non-proof that the CIA does not deal in Cocaine. It was the Mexican police that made up this story.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Just Say "No Crime" so say the Police in U.K.

Source: Edinburgh Evening News (UK)

Address: Barclay House, 108 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh. EH8 8AS Scotland
Fax: +44 (0) 131 620 8696
Copyright: 2006 The Scotsman Publications Ltd
Pubdate: Friday, 14th April 2006

SCOTTISH police officers have sparked anger after calling for the
legalisation of all drugs - including heroin and cocaine.
The Strathclyde Police Federation has called for a dramatic change of
direction in the battle on drugs crime, and the issue will be debated
later this month.
The body, which represents 7000 officers, is set to argue that all drugs
should be licensed in the same way as cigarettes and alcohol. Officers
claim this would cut drug deaths and divert police resources to other
crime-fighting priorities. It is the first time that an organisation
representing officers has made such a demand.
Opponents today said the move would only increase the availability of
drugs. But the federation believes millions of pounds are wasted on
enforcing existing laws, with little impact on the availability of drugs
on the street.
Inspector Jim Duffy, chairman of the federation, said: "We are not
winning the war against drugs and we need to think about different ways
to tackle it."
The Scottish Executive said that drug legislation is reserved to

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Mr. Bush = Mr. Kitman Let's All Play

They were screwing around at work yesterday so I read a couple of books. One was The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (AND THE CRUSADES) by Robert Spencer.

Mr. Spencer says he does not opine, but does. Much of it seems anti-Islam but I would call it slanted. He mentions bad things about Islam, for instance primative punishments in the Koran and females only get half the inheritance of the male sibling, but fails to mention the stoning in the Bible (for adultery) or that this country was founded at a time when giving almost all to the first born son was very accepted.

This book did tell the truth. But I believe a word I learned in my reading describes much of it. The word is kitman. He writes, "...Closely related to this is the doctrine of kitman, or mental reservation, which is telling the truth, but not the whole truth, with an intention to mislead...."

Col. Wright may have used kitman saying Saddam's son-in-law said there were no WMDs in Iraq and when he returned Saddam had him killed. Bush, the master of kitman, said Saddam's son-in-law came to the U.S. and said Saddam had WMDs and when he returned to Iraq he was killed. All true. Saddam's son-in-law came to the U.S. said that Saddam at one time had WMDs but no longer did and was killed when he returned to Iraq. Col. Wright says he was killed because he said Saddam had no WMDs and therefore Iraq could be invaded. She doesn't blame Iran for acting strong.

If you saw the Karen interview Sunday she laid the kitman out for you. This is a fun game to play and makes watching Bush and Rumsfeld fun. (They think they are slick like Willie. Also if Slick Willie was as sharp as these guys then he did not commit perjury, he was classifying information as needed by his Presidential duties.)

Oppose TIF at City Council Meeting 4/11/06

Got this from Sarah Dillion our Vigo County Green Chair. I agree we should oppose this TIF if you have the time. I believe this is behind the Court House in the City Court Room.

From Sarah:

The sender says:Regarding this article, I think it's best that as many of us come to this city council possibly fight it. (Meeting is this coming Tuesday, April 11 at 7:00p.m. at Terre Haute City Hall). (For those reading, this was the TIF district I mentioned that was tabled at Vigo County Area Planning Commission last month.)

Col. Wright I Salute You

Col. Wright gave a good speech. She explained why she left the diplomat service and said she got 400 emails from other diplomats in agreement. She explained she left because it was an illegal war and she also did not like the way it was planned to be fought. (If you're reading this before Sunday night she should be on channel 10 CBS - probably in tomorrow's paper)

Since the war and since the thing in Afghanistan she did not approve of the torture that was allowed by civilians. According to her the upper military (she named all four sections - Army, Air Force, Marines, and Navy) strongly objected that this put their men in added danger. (I would find the President guilty on this article of impeachment myself in that if the military were needed, he would be placing the soldiers and country in jeopardy. The only other two articles I would impeach on are violations of the Bill of Rights - the overthrow of the country - FISA and the Patriot Act. - So far.)

She had an interesting take on our contractors in Iraq. She mentioned we pay large sums of money to have Pakistanis and Indians feed our troops. (She did not have to say Iraqis would blow us up - but of course with welcoming arms and love!) Most of the money would head back to corporate headquarters. When I thought of this I thought of how very similar this is to the situation in Terre Haute. Perhaps we should change our name to Iraq.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

For those who may have missed Karen's talk with Brian Lamb on Cspan, here is a link to the transcript of the interview.

I did notice on my second viewing Karen mentioned politicos and CONTRACTORS were at the Iraq desk in 2002. Since I read the no bid cost plus contracts before the war (in 2003) this sort of slipped by. But in 2002 the only contracting should have been about bombs, not the rebuilding and so-called reconstruction.

Notice also that she mentions taking an oath to the Constitution. Maybe this is just for higher officers as sergeant and below officers tell me they take no such oath. (I ask because it is in the Constitution.) Karen says the Bush administration wants loyalty to people (in the administration) not the Constitution. This is a sickness far worse than TB. We have been afflicted with GWB!

Monday, April 03, 2006

A Person I Respect is Coming to Terre Haute - Col. Ann Wright Will Be Here April 9

(From the April 3, 2006 Tribune-Star)

Special speaker will discuss on going war Our “preemptive” war in Iraq is now three years old and shows no sign of ending. More than 2,300 young Americans and countless thousands of Iraqi citizens are dead and thousands more are wounded. No WMDs were found in Iraq. U.S. sanctioned torture methods in detention camps have shocked the world. First Amendment rights of American citizens are being violated.

In the Bush administration we are confronted with what amounts to an imperial presidency. These are only some of the reasons that I and many in our area and around the nation find it necessary to exercise publicly our right to dissent from current policies.

Many former military and government officials are also voicing their dissent. Wabash Valley residents have an opportunity to hear an Army veteran and retired diplomat, Col (Ret.) Ann Wright, discuss “Dissent in a Democracy: The War on Iraq.”

The day the Iraq War began, Col. Wright resigned as Deputy Chief of Mission of an American Embassy in the Far East because she could not support the administration’s policies on Iraq. She will be speaking April 9 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1875 S. Fruitridge in Terre Haute.

Col. Wright’s appearance is sponsored by the UU Social Action Committee, Terre Haute Stop War on Iraq and the Indiana Peace and Justice Network. For more information e-mail—

Diane M. Brentlinger, Co-chairStop War on Iraq