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Archive for August, 2006

H.L. Flashback: 2 Years Ago Today:

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on August 31st, 2006 11:36 am by HL

H.L. Does Time

Pictures from inside G.O.T.H.

Arrested at The World Trade Center Ground Zero, during the Republican National Convention.
Lawsuit still pending.


Check out this Bush Video

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on August 31st, 2006 11:32 am by HL

Someone from MYspace sent me this. Bush at his worst (president ever)


Why Do You Hate Freedom???

Posted in Latest Comics, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 30th, 2006 11:52 am by HL

News Items:
Rumsfeld Lashes Out at Bush Critics

Rumsfeld warns against appeasement
This is an 11 part comic

Donald Rumfeld

See the Rest of The Comic Here


GOP Congressional Candidate Says U.S. Govt. Involved in 9/11

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 30th, 2006 8:10 am by HL

Think she has a chance to win????

GOP candidate says 9/11 attacks were a hoax

Nashua N.H. Telegraph
Excerpt:
But she implicated the government by saying the Sept. 11 attacks were meant “to soften us up . . . to make us more willing to have more stringent laws here, which are totally against the Bill of Rights . . . to make us particularly focus on Arabs and Muslims . . . and those strange persons who spend all their time creating little bombs,” giving Americans a reason “to hate them and fear them and, therefore, bomb them in Iraq for other reasons.”

She said this strategy “would be normal” for governments, citing her belief that the British government – and not the Germany military – sank the Lusitania ocean liner in 1915. The deaths of Americans on the cruise liner helped galvanize U.S. support to enter World War I, and benefited England, she said.

H.L.s Take
The Lusitania, Pearl Harbor, the Reichstag Fire, Gulf of Tonkin, 9/11
All wars are fought for money said this guy who was a pretty bright dude. His name was Socrates. People don’t want to fight wars, Governments of by and for the rich oil barons, and weapons manufacturers are the only ones who want war. So what do they do?. Cause some national tragedy to get the ignorant masses to get behind their evil plans to kill for cash. It’s been going on since day 1, and will continue as long as people let it.


Increasing Numbers of U.S. Soldiers Deserting Bush

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 30th, 2006 7:57 am by HL

Heres a story no one in the U.S. media is willing to report. Of course we have to go overseas to find out what is going on at home. Marines that were already home after serving multiple tours in Iraq are now being called back again. A lot of them are saying no way I kill for bush again. The U.S Media are such complete whores they don’t even try to hide it any more. On Monday I had to go out for a job interview I was early so I went and picked up a copy of The L.A. Times something I rarely do anymore but I had a half hour to kill. The first story I looked at talked about how 60 Iraqi civilians and 9 U.S soldiers had died that day. The headline of the story: “Violence Down in Iraq”

You wouldn’t catch me dead in Iraq

U.K. Times
Excerpt:
“I needed health care, money to go to college, and I needed to take care of my daughter. The military was the only way I could do it,” he tells me. As we chat, basking in the sun on a peaceful Toronto street, he fiddles with his pocket watch, which has a Canadian flag on its face. He’s wearing a peace-symbol necklace.

After fighting for seven months in Iraq, he came home bloodied from combat, with a Purple Heart that proved his sacrifice – and seriously opened his eyes. “When I joined, I wanted to fight,” he says. “I wanted to see combat. I wanted to be a hero. I wanted to save people. I wanted to protect my country.” But soon after he arrived in Iraq, he tells me, he realised that the Iraqis did not want him there, and he heard harsh tales that surprised and distressed him.

“Soldiers were describing to me how they had beaten prisoners to death,” he says. “There were three guys and one said, ‘I kicked him from this side of the head while the other guy kicked him in the head and the other guy punched him, and he just died.’ People I knew. They were boasting about it, about how they had beaten people to death.” He says it again: “Boasting about how they had beaten people to death. They are trained killers now. Their friends had died in Iraq. So they weren’t the people they were before they went there.”

H.L.s Take
The Republican Plan: Take away the good jobs and health care so that people are so poor they have to join the Army. Then when they get home broken, and shellshocked, take away their GI benefits and tell them to go to hell. And why not, the majority of war veterans are anti-war once they have been over there and figured out what is really going on.


Assembly approves universal health care Passage of bill seen as election-year test for Schwarzenegger

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 30th, 2006 7:42 am by HL

Universal Health Care for California? Not if the Governator can help it.

Assembly approves universal health care
Passage of bill seen as election-year test for Schwarzenegger

S.F. Gate
Excerpt:
The Democratic-controlled Legislature is on the verge of sending Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger a bill that would create a state-run universal health care system, testing him on an issue that voters rate as one of their top concerns in this election year.

On a largely party-line 43-30 vote, the Assembly approved a bill by state Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Santa Monica, that would eliminate private medical insurance plans and establish a statewide health insurance system that would provide coverage to all Californians. The state Senate has already approved the plan once and is expected this week to approve changes that the Assembly made to the bill.

Schwarzenegger has said he opposes a single-payer plan like the one Kuehl’s bill would create, but the governor has not offered his own alternatives for fixing the state’s health care system. As many as 7 million people are uninsured in the state, and spiraling costs have put pressure on business and consumers.

H.Ls. Take
This is a win-win situation for California: Either we get Universal Health Care, or we get rid of Ahhhnold. People won’t be happy if he makes this not happen. It will not be good for the republican plan. Take away everyones health insurance (except the rich of course), then the first time they get sick they go into huge debt. Of course they can’t declare bankruptcy anymore so what happens? There goes the house, (if they were lucky enough to afford one in the first place.) Now you are sick and homeless, you can’t get the care you need. You die broke, they laugh all the way to the bank with your house.


Oil Company CEO Pay Averaged $32.7 Million in 2005

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 30th, 2006 7:30 am by HL

Deregulation of the oil industry by Bush is making The J.R. Ewings of the world very very rich, while we pay pay pay.

Oil Company CEO Pay Averaged $32.7 Million in 2005, Study Says

Bloomberg News
Excerpt:
In 2005, the CEOs of the largest 15 oil companies averaged $32.7 million in compensation, compared with $11.6 million for all large U.S. firms, according to the study, released today by the Institute for Policy Studies and United for a Fair Economy.

Amid reports of multimillion-dollar pay packages, shareholder activists have sponsored resolutions to limit compensation at companies like Exxon Mobil Corp. and Home Depot Inc. In May, three members of the House of Representatives criticized the retirement benefits of former Exxon CEO Lee Raymond and asked the company to fill a gap in its workers’ pension fund.

“Instead of lining the pockets of executives, they should be investing the money into new sources of energy that go beyond fossil oils,” said Sarah Anderson, director of the global economy project at the Washington-based Institute for Policy Studies, and a co-author of the study.

H.L.s Take
I work at home mostly, when I do go to an actual job, which is about once a week, the place is 5 miles away. Lately I hardly use my car at all, and when I do the trip is usually just around the neighborhood. I am still spending at least $20 a week in gas. I don’t know how people in big SUVS who have to commute 30 miles a day or more do it. They must be racking up some pretty heavy debt in order to help CEOs of Exxon/Mobil make 32 Mil a year.


America’s Disappearing Wealth

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 30th, 2006 7:19 am by HL

Bush is borrowing money from China, to give his tax cuts to the rich. Money we will have to pay back. Meanwhile he is spending untold Billlions on a losing useless quagmire of a war, which he has already come out and said that no way we will be out of there as long as he is President. (Beyond January 20, 2009???) Of course we are in there to steal oil. We are pumping thousands of barrels of oil out of Iraq a day from unmetered wells. We don’t know how much but America is not seeing that oil. Bush keeps stealing we keep paying.

America’s Disappearing Wealth

OP Ed News.
Excerpt:
Federal borrowing eventually results in a transfer of income from U.S. taxpayers to the investors who hold the Treasury bonds. As long as Americans own the bonds, the transfer is simply from one American to another. Bondholders may get richer, while taxpayers who don’t own bonds get poorer. But shuffling the income between the two groups doesn’t reduce America’s overall wealth.

Today, however, 43 percent of the United States’ publicly held debt of $4.8 trillion is held abroad, mainly by central banks in Japan, China, and Britain and by offshore hedge funds. That’s up from a 30 percent share in 2001, an extraordinary increase.

Indeed, during the Bush years, 73 percent of new government borrowing has been from abroad. Paying the interest on the foreign- owned portion of the debt will be a burden on future generations of Americans, draining their wallets, and siphoning off America’s wealth.

H.L.s Take:
Bush will not stop stealing from Americans like you and me until we have nothing and The Bush Crime Family and their minions have it all, at which point we will become their slaves. Its not like the people of this brain dead nation would ever fight back.


The Bush Legacy: More Poverty, Less Insured

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 29th, 2006 11:45 am by HL

Saw this on Think Progress.
There is some new census data out that shows how the poverty level has risen, and the uninusred rate has gone down every year since 2000, Bush took over in January 2001, and things have been going into the tank ever since.
Poverty Levels In U.S. Since 2000

Povery levels under Bush



Uninsured Levels In U.S. Since 2000

Povery levels under Bush

H.L.s Take:
The numbers speak for themselves. The reverse Midas touch in full effect. Everything he touches turns to S**t.


H.L. Flashback: Hurricane Katrina

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on August 29th, 2006 10:22 am by HL

I was sitting here at my desk on August 28 2005, at 3:45 PM Pacific when I saw the weather chart, and realized this wasn’t going to be a regular type Hurricane. I posted a warning to any H.L.ers in New Orleans that may not have known.

08/28/05 If You Live In New Orleans….

RUN!

Hurricane Katrina bears down on New Orleans, it could possibly flood the entire below sea level city.

Get The F**k Out Of There

President Bush and his trusted advisor closely monitored the situation (so he knew how bad it was) At a crucial juncture when Bush’s point man began to realize that Bush had no desire to do anything at all, Bush had this to say to the frustrated and confused assistant.

8/29/05 Big Easy Memories

President Bush recalls some fond memories of New Orleans


 

The Next day the pictures of the devastation began to come in

Hurricane Katrina left devastation, and floods in New Orleans, and Mississippi


Hurricane Katrina left devastation, and floods in New Orleans, and Mississippi

Hurricane Katrina left devastation, and floods in New Orleans, and Mississippi

Go here to see all the pics

Meanwhile Bush decided to pull a Nero, and pulled out his gee-tar
what an idiot

On August 31, Bush decided that maybe it was time to end his vacation a couple of days early and like maybe try to like do something, or something.

08/31/05 He’s Baaack

Bush is back from his vacation to help out with the hurricane, oh noooo

Bush is back from his vacation to help out with the hurricane, oh noooo

Bush is back from his vacation to help out with the hurricane, oh noooo

Bush is back from his vacation to help out with the hurricane, oh noooo

But before he got back he decided to buzz New Orleans in Air Force 1, for a close up look and some hands on help for the masses

       9/1/05 Presidential Response

Bush flys over hurricane ravaged New Orleans

Bush flys over hurricane ravaged New Orleans

On Sept. 2, we got these before and after aerial photos in.

This is from Global Security.org


Comparative imagery of a Highway interchange in New Orleans, pre- and post-Katrina

Click here to see all the photos

Then finally, 5 days after the strom hit. When Bush had let thousands of people die, it was time for something to be done. He got his daddy, and Bill Clinton to bail him out.

       09/02/05 The Sunshine Boys, Together Again.

George Bush Sr. and Bill Clinton will help raise money for the Katrina relief effort

George Bush Sr. and Bill Clinton will help raise money for the Katrina relief effort

George Bush Sr. and Bill Clinton will help raise money for the Katrina relief effort

George Bush Sr. and Bill Clinton will help raise money for the Katrina relief effort

George Bush Sr. and Bill Clinton will help raise money for the Katrina relief effort

George Bush Sr. and Bill Clinton will help raise money for the Katrina relief effort