Liberal Wacko, Montana Division


post election thoughts
November 11, 2006, 4:37 am
Filed under: Priorities, The Future

Why was the Tester/Burns election so close? I believe it was the 23% sales tax “issue” that damaged Jon Tester’s campaign. Was it a lie? Well…no. Former Senator (I like the sound of that) Burns did in fact fill out a questionaire on which he marked “sales tax” as a replacement for the current tax system. The group that provided the questionaire had in fact concluded that a 23% sales tax would be required to replace revenue if enacted. So no, it wasn’t a lie. But it did not ring true because of the failure to mention that it would replace the current tax code. Mr. Tester if you are reading this, dismiss whoever recommended this tactic.

Just because they twist the truth to win doesn’t mean it’s OK for you to do the same.

Senator-elect Tester will do us proud in Washington. Of this I have no doubt. But unlike the Republicans we will not support him just because of his party affiliation. We will hold him accountable. So do your best for us, Senator.

EXCUSES

I have listened to and read the right’s reaction to the complete house cleaning that was Tuesday’s election. Some, like Eric Coobs, think the Republicans moved too far to the left, costing them the election. Others, like Rush, claim that it was their refusal to compromise their values that cost them so dearly. Predictions of higher taxes, terrorist attacks, illegal aliens overunning the USA, and the outlawing of firearms are quick to follow.

I beleive that it was their failure to stick to their values that cost them. This crop of Republicans increased government to its biggest and costliest size in the history of the U.S. They threw fiscal responsibility out the window. They preached family values and character while laundering money, accepting bribes, sending dirty e-mail to pages, selling votes, choking their mistresses, etc etc. They wanted to alter the constitution of the USA to REDUCE FREEDOM for certain groups of people. They ran on “right to life” knowing full well that they would not act on it because they would never get reelected if they did. They tried to combine Christianity and government, a foul mixture. They opposed the natural death of a brain-dead woman. They failed to hold the president accountable for a faultering war. They failed the people. They abandoned conservative values to retain power. That is why they lost, so enough with the excuses already.

Now what will republicans do when their dire predictions fail to materialize?

My guess is that you will try to talk about non-issues like flag burning.

And I hope that this time, the people will see right through it.

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You are correct. The Republicans abandoned their conservative values. They got caught up and seduced by the power in Washington DC and forgot why they were elected in the first place and allowed government spending to get out of control.

I disagree with you, however, on your points regarding Right to Life, the Patriot Act, Christianity and government, Terry Shivo (sp?) and the war.

I think the majority of Americans support the GOP positions on these issues but we have not communicated them as effectivly as we should have. The war, in particular, is a very difficult issue but it is for the right reasons. I would even declare that this war is the most effectivley run war in the history of the US. Bush has done a very poor job in countering the opposition.

Comment by Andy B. Hammond

Now that our side has a majority in both houses they should actually USE the subpoena power and launch a REAL independent investigation into 9/11.

One thing that struck me as odd in the days after 9/11 was Bush saying “We will not tolerate conspiracy theories [regarding 9/11]”. Sure enough there have been some wacky conspiracy theories surrounding the events of that day. The most far-fetched and patently ridiculous one that I’ve ever heard goes like this: Nineteen hijackers who claimed to be devout Muslims but yet were so un-Muslim as to be getting drunk all the time, doing cocaine and frequenting strip clubs decided to hijack four airliners and fly them into buildings in the northeastern U.S., the area of the country that is the most thick with fighter bases. After leaving a Koran on a barstool at a strip bar after getting shitfaced drunk on the night before, then writing a suicide note/inspirational letter that sounded like it was written by someone with next to no knowledge of Islam, they went to bed and got up the next morning hung over and carried out their devious plan. Nevermind the fact that of the four “pilots” among them there was not a one that could handle a Cessna or a Piper Cub let alone fly a jumbo jet, and the one assigned the most difficult task of all, Hani Hanjour, was so laughably incompetent that he was the worst fake “pilot” of the bunch. Nevermind the fact that they received very rudimentary flight training at Pensacola Naval Air Station, making them more likely to have been C.I.A. assets than Islamic fundamentalist terrorists. So on to the airports. These “hijackers” somehow managed to board all four airliners with their tickets, yet not even ONE got his name on any of the flight manifests. So they hijack all four airliners and at this time passengers on United 93 start making a bunch of cell phone calls from 35,000 feet in the air to tell people what was going on. Nevermind the fact that cell phones wouldn’t work very well above 4,000 feet, and wouldn’t work at ALL above 8,000 feet. But the conspiracy theorists won’t let that fact get in the way of a good fantasy. That is one of the little things you “aren’t supposed to think about”. Nevermind that one of the callers called his mom and said his first and last name, more like he was reading from a list than calling his own mom. Anyway, when these airliners each deviated from their flight plan and didn’t respond to ground control, NORAD would any other time have followed standard operating procedure (and did NOT have to be told by F.A.A. that there were hijackings because they were watching the same events unfold on their own radar) which means fighter jets would be scrambled from the nearest base where they were available on standby within a few minutes, just like every other time when airliners stray off course. But of course on 9/11 this didn’t happen, not even close. Somehow these “hijackers” must have used magical powers to cause NORAD to stand down, as ridiculous as this sounds because total inaction from the most high-tech and professional Air Force in the world would be necessary to carry out their tasks. So on the most important day in its history the Air Force was totally worthless. Then they had to make one of the airliners look like a smaller plane, because unknown to them the Naudet brothers had a videocamera to capture the only known footage of the North Tower crash, and this footage shows something that is not at all like a jumbo jet, but didn’t have to bother with the South Tower jet disguising itself because that was the one we were “supposed to see”. Anyway, as for the Pentagon they had to have Hani Hanjour fly his airliner like it was a fighter plane, making a high G-force corkscrew turn that no real airliner can do, in making its descent to strike the Pentagon. But these “hijackers” wanted to make sure Rumsfeld survived so they went out of their way to hit the farthest point in the building from where Rumsfeld and the top brass are located. And this worked out rather well for the military personnel in the Pentagon, since the side that was hit was the part that was under renovation at the time with few military personnel present compared to construction workers. Still more fortuitous for the Pentagon, the side that was hit had just before 9/11 been structurally reinforced to prevent a large fire there from spreading elsewhere in the building. Awful nice of them to pick that part to hit, huh? Then the airliner vaporized itself into nothing but tiny unidentifiable pieces most no bigger than a fist, unlike the crash of a real airliner when you will be able to see at least some identifiable parts, like crumpled wings, broken tail section etc. Why, Hani Hanjour the terrible pilot flew that airliner so good that even though he hit the Pentagon on the ground floor the engines didn’t even drag the ground!! Imagine that!! Though the airliner vaporized itself on impact it only made a tiny 16 foot hole in the building. Amazing. Meanwhile, though the planes hitting the Twin Towers caused fires small enough for the firefighters to be heard on their radios saying “We just need 2 hoses and we can knock this fire down” attesting to the small size of it, somehow they must have used magical powers from beyond the grave to make this morph into a raging inferno capable of making the steel on all forty-seven main support columns (not to mention the over 100 smaller support columns) soften and buckle, then all fail at once. Hmmm. Then still more magic was used to make the building totally defy physics as well as common sense in having the uppermost floors pass through the remainder of the building as quickly, meaning as effortlessly, as falling through air, a feat that without magic could only be done with explosives. Then exactly 30 minutes later the North Tower collapses in precisely the same freefall physics-defying manner. Incredible. Not to mention the fact that both collapsed at a uniform rate too, not slowing down, which also defies physics because as the uppermost floors crash into and through each successive floor beneath them they would shed more and more energy each time, thus slowing itself down. Common sense tells you this is not possible without either the hijackers’ magical powers or explosives. To emphasize their telekinetic prowess, later in the day they made a third building, WTC # 7, collapse also at freefall rate though no plane or any major debris hit it. Amazing guys these magical hijackers. But we know it had to be “Muslim hijackers” the conspiracy theorist will tell you because (now don’t laugh) one of their passports was “found” a couple days later near Ground Zero, miraculously “surviving” the fire that we were told incinerated planes, passengers and black boxes, and also “survived” the collapse of the building it was in. When common sense tells you if that were true then they should start making buildings and airliners out of heavy paper and plastic so as to be “indestructable” like that magic passport. The hijackers even used their magical powers to bring at least seven of their number back to life, to appear at american embassies outraged at being blamed for 9/11!! BBC reported on that and it is still online. Nevertheless, they also used magical powers to make the american government look like it was covering something up in the aftermath of this, what with the hasty removal of the steel debris and having it driven to ports in trucks with GPS locators on them, to be shipped overseas to China and India to be melted down. When common sense again tells you that this is paradoxical in that if the steel was so unimportant that they didn’t bother saving some for analysis but so important as to require GPS locators on the trucks with one driver losing his job because he stopped to get lunch. Hmmmm. Further making themselves look guilty, the Bush administration steadfastly refused for over a year to allow a commission to investigate 9/11 to even be formed, only agreeing to it on the conditions that they get to dictate its scope, meaning it was based on the false pretense of the “official story” being true with no other alternatives allowed to be considered, handpicked all its members making sure the ones picked had vested interests in the truth remaining buried, and with Bush and Cheney only “testifying” together, only for an hour, behind closed doors, with their attorneys present and with their “testimonies” not being recorded by tape or even written down in notes. Yes, this whole story smacks of the utmost idiocy and fantastic far-fetched lying, but it is amazingly enough what some people believe. Even now, five years later, the provably false fairy tale of the “nineteen hijackers” is heard repeated again and again, and is accepted without question by so many Americans. Which is itself a testament to the innate psychological cowardice of the American sheeple, i mean people, and their abject willingness to believe something, ANYTHING, no matter how ridiculous in order to avoid facing a scary uncomfortable truth. Time to wake up America.

Comment by Enlightenment

Dimlightenment-
A friend of mine (and regular reader) lost two loved ones on 9/11, one in the towers and one who was a passenger on one of the planes that hit the towers. Why don’t you ask her how real the jumbo jets that hit the towers were?
Your inability to grasp the danger posed by fundamentalist anti-American lunatics combined with your ability to credit the Bush administration with a cover up of this magnitude make you sound like a fool.

Save your conspiracy theories for coast to coast a.m. with Art Bell.

However, if anyone wants to debate the existence of UFO’s…I’m game!

Comment by Scott

Hey Scott, there is some eveidence for your views on why the election was so close. This is from an opinion piece in the IR discussing a their online poll about political ads.

— As a Republican, Sen. Burns’ long-running negative ads had convinced me to vote for Tester. Then Tester stooped to the same level with false, misleading, and totally out-of-context ads about Burns favoring a 23 percent sales tax and mortgage deduction repeal. Finally, I grudgingly voted for Tester because I thought he was the least worst candidate. Too bad he didn’t stay on the high ground.

Comment by Shane Mason

“Enlightenment” was spam? Dammit.
Still up for that UFO conversation though…

Comment by Scott

erm..once again..i have no idea what you guys are talking about…uhhh..HI DAD!!!
luv ya!
~Gal

Comment by Galinator

Hi Gal!

I love you!

Comment by Scott

Thank You

Comment by Alex




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