by Jerome Armstrong, Thu Jun 03, 2004 at 07:14:48 AM EDT
THis is the radio script of the ad Vernon Robinson(R) is playing for North Carolina's open 5th District seat:
ANNOUNCER NO. 1: Vernon Robinson, conservative. The aliens are here, but they didn't come in a spaceship. They came across our unguarded Mexican border by the millions -- illegally.
They've filled our criminal courtrooms and invaded our school. They sponge off the American taxpayer by clogging our welfare lines and our hospital emergency rooms. They've even taken over the DMV. These aliens commit heinous crimes against us, like Maximiliano Esparza, who raped a nun and strangled her with her own rosary -- illegally.
They commit crimes but won't commit to learn our language. You walk into a McDonald's restaurant to order a Big Mac and find to your horror that the employees don't speak English -- illegals. You may be in the heart of America, but you feel as though you are in the Twilight Zone.
Vernon Robinson will secure our borders, cut off the welfare payments and once and for all make English our official language. Press one for English? No. Vote Vernon Robinson for English.
VERNON ROBINSON: I'm Vernon Robinson, and I approve this message.
ANNOUNCER NO. 2: Yo Gringo! Este episodio de Twilight Zone era pagado para Robinson por congreso.
The radio ads
are on Robinson's website, along with a plea by Robinson to join him and Congressman Tom Tancredo for a town hall meeting on the illegal immigration invasion!
The North Carolina primary is July 20th. Robinson, a Winston-Salem city councilman, has a good shot at winning the Republican nomination in this solid Rebublican district.
by Jerome Armstrong, Thu Jun 03, 2004 at 06:56:24 AM EDT
Al Gore last week called the situation in Iraq a "catastrophe," and demanded the resignations of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, national security adviser Condoleezza Rice and CIA director George Tenet.
Today, Tenet resigned, and will leave his post in mid-July. Rumsfeld and Rice still left, who's next?
by Chris Bowers, Tue May 25, 2004 at 08:04:55 AM EDT
I don't know if I would agree with this once you started getting into details (Lincoln Chafee is almost certainly better than Zell Miller, and George Pataki is probably better than a dozen Democratic Governors, including his neighbor, Ed Rendell) but according to the good folks over at American Assembler
, even the worst Democratic President is better at creating jobs than the best Republican President:
It would probably be hard to convince people that Carter, on average, created more jobs than Reagan or Clinton. Unfortunately, that is the neoliberal myth that even most Democrats have swallowed hook, line and sinker. In fact, according to this chart, there is almost a direct correlation between increasing corporate regulation and job growth.
Republicans stink at creating jobs, especially when compared to Democrats. When job growth soars under President Kerry, inevitably more people will start to realize this.
Update: This chart breaks down to an average of 0.2% annual job growth under the last 40 years of Republican Presidents, and 3.5% job growth under the last 40 years of Democratic Presidents.
by Chris Bowers, Mon May 24, 2004 at 09:37:26 AM EDT
Well, it looks like the Super-Patriotic "Christian" Right wants out of the country
. Don't they know that this sends a terrible message to our soldiers in Iraq? Calling the approval of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts "the straw that broke the camel's back," a group of Christian activists is in the beginning stages of an effort to have one state secede from the United States to become its own sovereign nation. "Our Christian republic has declined into a pagan democracy," says Cory Burnell, president of ChristianExodus.org, a non-profit corporation based in Tyler, Texas. "There are some issues people just can't take anymore, and [same-sex marriage] might finally wake up the complacent Christians."
Burnell is leading the charge for a peaceful secession of one state from the union, and after originally considering Alabama, Mississippi and South Carolina due to their relatively small populations, coastal access, and the Christian nature of the electorate, Burnell says South Carolina has been selected as the target location.
I don't want to come off like McCarthy, but can someone explain to me how this is not conspiracy to commit treason?
by Jerome Armstrong, Thu Apr 29, 2004 at 05:40:17 PM EDT
When you read Karen Hughes and George Bush literally
, Hughes does in fact equate those who support abortion rights as "terrorists", and Bush does equates them as "evil" in his own comments.
Hughes: I think after September 11, the American people are valuing life more...and I think those are the kind of policies the American people can support, particularly at a time when we're facing an enemy, and really, the fundamental difference between us and the terror network we fight is that we value every life.
Bush: Unborn children should be welcomed in life and protected in law. On September 11, we saw clearly that evil exists in this world, and that it does not value life.
One outrage after another.
I do think it is a great idea to stage boycott protests at the locations where Hughes is on her book tour, I'd even consider going dressed as Madeline to tell her off.
The other day at the airport, I thumbed through her book, and actually read a few pages in the beginning. It was about her son, who rejected her while she was living in DC, because she was an absent mother in his life. Her timid husband yearned for Texas, but waited for Karen to make the decision, and off they went, leaving DC...
Now, the Paris-born (that's France, not Texas) Hughes, who wielded a soft and subtle touch on the press throughout the 2000 election, has turned into a hatchet that equates her opponents with terrorists... no touch left there.