Wake Up Sheeple!

Saturday, June 25, 2005

March of the Young Chickenhawks:

Young Republicans support Iraq war, but not all are willing to join the fight

By Adam Smeltz

Knight Ridder Newspapers

NEW YORK - Young Republicans gathered here for their party's national convention are united in applauding the war in Iraq, supporting the U.S. troops there and calling the U.S. mission a noble cause.

But there's no such unanimity when they're asked a more personal question: Would you be willing to put on the uniform and go to fight in Iraq?

In more than a dozen interviews, Republicans in their teens and 20s offered a range of answers. Some have friends in the military in Iraq and are considering enlisting; others said they can better support the war by working politically in the United States; and still others said they think the military doesn't need them because the U.S. presence in Iraq is sufficient.

"Frankly, I want to be a politician. I'd like to survive to see that," said Vivian Lee, 17, a war supporter visiting the convention from Los Angeles,

Lee said she supports the war but would volunteer only if the United States faced a dire troop shortage or "if there's another Sept. 11."

"As long as there's a steady stream of volunteers, I don't see why I necessarily should volunteer," said Lee, who has a cousin deployed in the Middle East.

Vivian Lee -- remember that name, I hope when and if she tries to launch her political career these quotes come back to bite her lazy chickenhawk ass. My favorite line "she supports the war but would volunteer only if the United States faced a dire troop shortage." I guess she has been getting her news from FAUX News, otherwise she would have heard of the military's shortage of recruits. Maybe somebody should inform her I'm sure she would jump at the chance to sign up and defend her country, just like those FIVE unfortunate young women who died in Iraq yesterday.

For more on these hypocritical chickenhawk morons see the New Blog

Friday, June 24, 2005

Flag burning amendment:

Now that Congress has finally finally passed the flag burning amendment all our problems are solved! Just one question just how many flag burning incidents are there each year?

The Daily Show (Thur 6-23) in its usual brilliance gets right to the heart of the matter.

Duke Cunningham (R-crook)
Ask the police and fire [forgot the “fighter” part of that Duke?] that stood on top of the Trade Center and ask them and they will tell you help pass this amendment today.

Will they. Did you ask them? My guess is that you didn’t ask them Duke. Because if you did I bet they would go first, ’Hey why did you revoke the $125 million in health benefits that you promised, you prick, and then they would cough.

Typical Sheepole-speak, "9-11," "9-11," "9-11," always talking the talk but seldom walking the walk!

Why do I label Cunningham a crook? Cunningham makes a tidy $7K profit from defense contractor.

Duke Cunningham (R-crook on the take and shameless 9-11 invoker) - Why is it that all R's/sheepole lookalike? I can spot one a mile away.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

First things first. I must give credit to Marc Maron one of the hosts of Air America’s Morning Sedition for coining the term “sheepole” at least that is were I first heard it – sheepole speaks volumes for the current state of the conservative movement in America, fueled by fear and phony patriotism.

Second I am a LIBERAL and damm proud of it – so screw you Rush Limbaugh (Big Fat Dumb Liar and drug addled stutterer) and others for demonizing the term. We need to take back its true meaning; the best expression I ever heard was JFK’s expression of what it means to be a liberal.

What do our opponents mean when they apply to us the label "Liberal?" If by "Liberal" they mean, as they want people to believe, someone who is soft in his policies abroad, who is against local government, and who is unconcerned with the taxpayer's dollar, then the record of this party and its members demonstrate that we are not that kind of "Liberal." But if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal."

John F. Kennedy - Acceptance of the New York Liberal Party Nomination - September 14, 1960.

However, liberals have cowered away from the true meaning of liberalism, hardly any politician today calls themselves a liberal. Why not there is much to be proud of in the past. As Ron Silver’s character (R – in real-life and Bush War apologist) on the West Wing so aptly put it:

Somebody came along and said 'liberal' means 'soft on crime, soft on drugs, soft on Communism, soft on defense, and we're gonna tax you back to the Stone Age because people shouldn't have to go to work if they don't want to.' And instead of saying, 'Well, excuse me, you right-wing, reactionary, xenophobic, homophobic, anti-education, anti-choice, pro-gun, Leave it to Beaver trip back to the '50s,' we cowered in the corner and said, 'Please don't hurt me.'

Bow tie boy - Tucker Carlson (R – giggling idiot and failing talk show host) loves, just loves to make fun of Barbara Streisand but as she so aptly put it once.

I am also very proud to be a liberal. Why is that so terrible these days? The liberals were liberators -- they fought slavery, fought for women to have the right to vote, fought against Hitler, Stalin, fought to end segregation, fought to end apartheid. Liberals put an end to child labor and they gave us the five day work week! What's to be ashamed of? Barbara Streisand

Some have gone as far as moving away from the liberal label and using "progressive" instead - why? Why let the right wing make us change our language, it should be the other way around. Its time we liberals stood up and fought back, and speak up and explain to the sheepole all the good things that liberalism has done for this country. These quotes above are a good starting point.