Sunday, September 30, 2007

There's Nothing to Win in Iraq by The Southern Avenger

Lindsey Graham and John McCain say that that the war has "republican" stamped all over it. If the U.S. doesn't "win" it they will be out of power, and therefore, you should support them. Lindsey Graham prefers for more Iraqi civilians to die and for more Americans to die, than for his party to loose power. He deserves to be shut up!

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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Do you support amnesty for illegal immigrants? If so, don’t call the S.C. Republican Party.

Unfortunately for party officials, the phone has been ringing since anonymous signs have popped up around Columbia and other metropolitan areas.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Bush's legacy will be mistake after mistake

South Carolina is a nation. We fought wars against two empires. Lindsey Graham wants us to fight for his.

"If you want your grandchildren, their children and their children's grandchildren serving in Iraq, you should vote for Sen. Lindsey Graham and Rep. Joe Wilson and whomever the Republicans nominate for president in 2008. These Republicans are determined to keep the Bush war in Iraq going for another 50 years.

The Bush presidency is a series of mistakes."

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the 1st Amendment

The Police State is here. The League of the South has seen it coming closer and closer. There is no time left stand back and watch. If you believe in freedom of speech than get out on the streets and exercise it!

Citizens Arrested for commiting FREE SPEECH in Washington DC

"Free Speech" when Lindsey Graham speeks.

"That's not what I asked you"


Peggy Noonan wrote the following last year about a simple incident that speaks volumes. Bush talks like a thug.

The latest example of a lack of grace in Washington is the exchange between Jim Webb and President Bush at a White House Christmas party. Mr. Webb did not want to pose with the president and so didn't join the picture line. Fair enough, everyone feels silly on a picture line. Mr. Bush approached him later and asked after his son, a Marine. Mr. Webb said he'd like his son back from Iraq. Mr. Bush then, according to the Washington Post, said: "That's not what I asked you. How's your son?" Mr. Webb replied that's between him and his son.

For this Mr. Webb has been roundly criticized. And on reading the exchange I thought it had the sound of the rattling little aggressions of our day, but not on Mr. Webb's side. Imagine Lincoln saying, in such circumstances, "That's not what I asked you." Or JFK. Or Gerald Ford!

"That's not what I asked you" is a sentence straight from cable TV, from which many Americans are acquiring an attitude toward public and even private presentation.

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If you desire to remain civilized, PLEASE unplug your TV. However, if you think that Bush is a decent man, it is already too late for you.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Lindsey "Bigots" Graham must go!


Fresh from "Bigots" Graham

Ironically South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham blurted out the truth:

"We’re playing yo-yo — political yo-yo — with people’s lives."

Graham has no shame for abusing our troops as roving targets in this asinine occupation when most Iraqis now approve of attacks on American troops.


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Lindsey "Bomb Bomb" Graham is just like John "BombBomb" McCain. Have nukes will travel.


Last week, Joe Lieberman was crushed when Gen. BetrayUs refused to embrace Lieberman's demand for war on Iran.

So did Lieberman show his respect for the Great General and give up? Absolutely not.

He called his warmongering Republican friends Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Norm Coleman (R-MN), and persuaded them to co-sponsor an amendment to put the entire Senate on record demanding war with Iran.

Jonathan Schwarz has the exact language:

(3) that it should be the policy of the United States to combat, contain, and roll back the violent activities and destabilizing influence inside Iraq of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, its foreign facilitators such as Lebanese Hezbollah, and its indigenous Iraqi proxies;

(4) to support the prudent and calibrated use of all instruments of United States national power in Iraq, including diplomatic, economic, intelligence, and military instruments, in support of the policy described in paragraph (3) with respect to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and its proxies.

Schwarz correctly adds:

If something like this passes both the House and Senate, I think Bush could legitimately argue that between it, the War Powers Act and the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations to Use Military Force, he has all the authority he needs to attack Iran.

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islandpacket.com | Support for old strategy raises doubts about new

COULD IT BE THAT SOMEBODY BENEFITS BY HAVING THIS WAR CONTINUE?

Read this;

In defending President Bush's surge in his Sept. 18 column, Sen. Lindsey Graham made the following astonishing admission:"The old strategy gave us no chance to avoid defeat in Iraq."

In other words, the plan the Bush administration pursued from 2003 through 2006, the plan that Graham and other Republicans in the Congress unfailingly defended, "gave us no chance to avoid defeat."

Now Graham asks us to believe that the advocates of that doomed strategy have finally got it right, that now they have a plan for victory.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Aiken Standard


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Monday, August 27, 2007


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Graham to speak to Richland Co. GOP

Graham to speak to Richland Co. GOP

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham will speak Monday at the August meeting of the Richland County Republican Party executive committee.

Graham, a Seneca Republican, will give an address at 6 p.m. at the community room of the Suggs & Kelly building, 500 Taylor St., at the corner of Huger and Taylor streets in Columbia.

Graham has been widely criticized for his support of a controversial immigration reform bill that failed in the Senate.

He was censured Aug. 6 by the Greenville County executive committee


Linsissy will be there and so will a few of us.


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Sunday, August 26, 2007

SCGOP: If Graham's The Best We've Got To Offer, Then Frankly, We Suck.

The Dump Lindsey Graham site says it well.

Some tough reflection yields the following: If Lindsey Graham is the best that the South Carolina GOP can offer in 2008, then we're in a world of hurt, friends.

Strom Thurmond and Carroll Campbell must roll over in their graves when Mr. Graham bows to Ted Kennedy and plays footsies with Hillary Clinton. The SC Democrat Party has made it clear that if it appears Graham is safe in 2008, they won't pitch a strong Democrat candidate. That sounds good until you hear the reason: They love Lindsey Graham, and consider him a practicing Democrat!



Mr. Graham has been censured by the Greenville County GOP, and dodged the same fate in Spartanburg only because the county chairman there used archaic technical procedures to prevent a vote on a proposed censure. More censures are in the works across the state. It is clear that Mr. Graham has lost the confidence of those he is supposed to represent.


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Friday, August 24, 2007

UPCOUNTRY SOUTH CAROLINA LEAGUE OF THE SOUTH REPORT

Demonstration at Spartanburg County Republican Committeemans Meeting, Aug. 23, 2007


A call went out to attend this meeting and/or demonstrate for censure of Empire Senator Lindsey Graham (Republican, S.C.).

The meeting was held outdoors at an ice cream parlor on Blackstock Road.

The Repub’s sound system was awful and it appeared they turned the volume down during critical discussion. They don’t even try to hide their mean tricks.

The place was packed. We were stunned when the Chairman announced there weren’t enough committeemen to make a quorum. What a weasel. He said there would be no voting on business tonight. And they didn’t.

The main attraction of this meeting was a Greenville-style resolution, censuring of Sen. Lindsey Graham. The resolution was read (volume turned down) and was “put into the minutes” but no vote was allowed. We know how the vote would have gone. It was obvious there were more people for censuring Graham than against. The Empire has got to stop the momentum of censuring their chosen ones. Things could get out of hand for them in a hurry. They had to do something to stop this vote and buy some more time.

I’m sure the resolution will be back.

Ron Paul supporters were there in larger than usual numbers. Tee shirts, stickers, signs and banners were all around.

There were people passing out “Dump Lindsey” bumper stickers. All the “dump Lindsey” folks and Ron Paul supporters were in a good mood. We had a good time.

There were quite a few SCLoS’ers, doing their thing.

The Greenville and Spartanburg worthless, commie newspapers were on hand.

There were four identifiable Graham supporters. The continual scowls on their faces told us their thoughts on the event. They didn’t like all the anti-Lindsey signs and talk. One fat Graham-cracker went around taking photos of all anti-Lindsey demonstrators. I suppose we will now be on the “No-Fly” list the goons keep.

This event was still a defeat for Graham.

Patriots had a good showing.


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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

GOP rally in county might put Graham on hot seat

Lindsey Graham is a disgusting thing. Spartanburg knows this just as well as Greenville. Here's what one of his Greenville flunkies had to say about Spartanburg Republicans.

"There is no question that there is some unrest among the hard-core natives," said Chip Felkel, a Republican strategist in Greenville.

"But I hope logic and reason will rule the day. When it comes down to it, the guy's got $6 million in the bank. Unless all this ranting and raving turns into cash, it doesn't matter. And I sure hope Rick Beltram has more control over the party than that."

Did you catch that?

There's unrest among the natives! But don't let their ranting and raving worry you none, old Belt-Ram has the party natives under control (I HOPE). Besides, Senor Gramnisty's got a wad of pesos that would choke a goat! So tell the Republican voters bigots to shut up!

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Thursday's forecast: The temperature should drop, but political heat will flare. And there's a slight chance of censure.

That evening, the Spartanburg County Republican Party will hold a rally mostly concerned with presidential politicking, but another hot topic should be U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's quest for re-election.

Graham
has drawn heat on the home front for several controversial positions, including siding with Arizona Sen. John McCain on the failed immigration reform deal that rocked Congress - and the Republican voting base - this summer. Opponents of the bill, such as fellow U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., called it "amnesty."

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Monday, August 20, 2007

Christians, Obey Romans 13 By Opposing George Bush!

Bush is not yet il Ducce, though he wants to be and very well, soon, may be. Should we respect his edicts? Should we obey them?

The following passage points out that Christian obedience is to God.

Remember that every apostle of Christ (except John) was killed by hostile civil authorities opposed to their endeavors. Christians throughout church history were imprisoned, tortured, or killed by civil authorities of all stripes for refusing to submit to their various laws and prohibitions. Did all of these Christian martyrs violate God’s principle of submission to authority?


So, even the great prophets, apostles, and writers of the Bible(including the writer of Romans Chapter 13) understood that human authority–even civil authority–is limited.

Plus, Paul makes it clear that our submission to civil authority must be predicated on more than fear of governmental retaliation. Notice, he said, “Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.” Meaning, our obedience to civil authority is more than just “because they said so.” It is also a matter of conscience. This means we must think and reason for ourselves regarding the justness and rightness of our government’s laws.


Obedience is
not automatic or robotic. It is a result of both rational

deliberation and moral approbation.


Therefore, there are times when civil authority may need to be resisted. Either governmental abuse of power or the violation of conscience (or both) could precipitate civil disobedience. Of course, how and when we decide to resist civil authority is an entirely separate issue. And I will reserve that discussion for another time.


Beyond that, we in the United States of America do not live under a monarchy. We have no king. There is no single governing official in this country. America’s “supreme Law” does not rest with any man or any group of men. America’s “supreme Law” does not rest with the President, the Congress, or even the Supreme Court. In America, the U.S. Constitution is the “supreme Law of the Land.” Under our laws, every governing official publicly promises to submit to the Constitution of the United States. Do readers understand the significance of this distinction? I hope so.

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IT'S ALL ABOUT ME AND MY EXQUISITE CONSCIENCE

In Hard Call John McCain explains that he once was lost, but Hallejuah, now he's found!

"When I ran for president in 2000, I took a position I knew to be wrong on a controversial public issue that had a moral component because I thought it might help me win the primary in the state the issue concerned."


Here is what John McCain really means.

I lied - well actually, I was given bad advice (to lie).
I regret that I lied,
because
1. it didn't work ("did me little political good") and
2. it's wrong to lie ("caused me to be ashamed of myself").


John McCain is so self-critical, so self-revealing...so blinded by pride that his confession unintentionally revels a serious moral weakness. In lumping the moral failure of lying, together with the tactical failure of lying ineffectively, he reveals that, while claiming to regret having lied, what he truly regrets is that lying didn't pay off, further revealing, of course, that he is still...un...lying.. Furthermore, John McCain is so bloated with self-importance that he considers even his feigned shame to be newsworthy.

The following imaginary monologue attempts to reveal what McCain's faux contrition tries to attenuate. I hope I haven't been to lenient:

Liberal reporter: Senator McCain, while campaigning in South Carolina you stated that you considered that whatever flag they chose to fly, and wherever they chose to fly it, it was their own business and none of yours. Later you appeared to flip flop. How would you characterize your contradictory statements on this issue.

John McCain: I'm really sorry that I took your enemy's side instead of your side on this issue, even though I really believed that your side was the right side all along, because some people had told me that it would pay off if I lied to them, but it didn't pay off, and so, after that happened I went back to your enemy and told them that I had lied to them.

Liberal reporter: So, had your ploy succeeded in tricking our enemy into believing you to be their friend, resulting, as you intended, in their chosing you as their leader, what would you have said to us to make us realize that you were, in fact, not their friend, but ours?

John McCain: After I got their endorsement I would have become remorseful, and at least when talking to your people, I would have equivocated. You know what I mean.

Liberal reporter: But that didn't happen.

John McCain: No, after they rejected me I knew right away that they were wrong! And I told them this publicly so that you could hear me when I told them that I had lied to them and had never really been their friend at all, but their enemy instead, all along, and had always been on your side, really.

After that I was really ashamed of myself for pretending to be on the side of your enemies. And that's the truth."

Liberal reporter: Thank you Senator McCain.

Aikhe


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Sunday, August 19, 2007

HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?

The Sept. 11 attacks prompted Americans to rally for George W. Bush, but the war in Iraq is wearing.


Sources: Gallup, AP, WSJ.com research

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Friday, August 17, 2007

NEVER FORGET NEVER FORGIVE



The good old AP was there to take our picture. And mikevotes liked it. John McCain didn't, though.




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Friday, August 17, 2007
Picture of the Day - 2




Members of the South Carolina League of the South, wait Monday, Aug. 13, 2007, in Columbia, S.C., prior to the arrival of Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain. (AP Photo/Brett Flashnick)

They're still mad about the confederate flag issue from 2000.

posted by mikevotes at 5:26 PM | 1 comments

Kettle, meet Pot


Actually, we are
still mad about the Confederate flag issue from 2000...1860.

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Unforgivable Lindsey Graham

This comment about Lindsey Graham's tactics hits the nail on the head.

The Southern Avenger reminds us of just how bad Lindsy Graham is.


The Southern Avenger
10 August 2007

Just one week after amnesty bill supporter Senator John McCain did an about-face on illegal immigration in an attempt to salvage his floundering presidential campaign, his ally in that fight, South Carolina's own Senator Lindsey Graham, took his cue. Standing shoulder to shoulder with Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff on Tuesday, Graham looked like a whipped dog, as he talked tough about enforcing our borders and did his best to convince SC voters he really was loyal to them, after spitting in their faces just weeks ago. Back then, when voters called the Senator, Lindsey 'Grahamnesty,' he retaliated by calling them 'bigots.' When one poll showed that 63% of Graham's constituents opposed amnesty and that his own approval rating had plummeted to 31%, a defiant Graham spokesman insisted that 'LindseyGraham has never governed by the polls.' Well he does now."

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

American Thinker: Lindsey Graham's About-face

This is an excerpt from an exceptional essay found here about what the hell happened. The once and never again Lindsey Graham is what he is and now that South Carolina knows him she doesn't like Lindsey Graham one bit.

"The fallout experienced by Graham following his wholehearted endorsement of amnesty for illegal aliens and his conspicuous pandering to La Raza was extensive. According to an Insider Advantage/Majority Opinion poll, 63% of his constituents disapproved of his support for S.1639. His approval rating plummeted to 31% and campaign contributions critical for the senator's re-election in 2008 ground to a halt. The blogosphere responded with a proliferation of 'Dump Lindsey Graham' websites, with one displaying a Lindsey Graham countdown clock. In response, a Graham spokesman commented with flagrant disdain that 'Lindsey Graham has never governed by the polls - real or bogus - and is not about to start now."

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Lindsey Graham: Campaign Finance/Money - Contributions - Senate 2006

Thought you should know who some of Lindsey Graham's biggest fans are.
Law firms are at the top of the list!

Lindsey Graham: Campaign Finance/Money - Contributions - Senate 2006:

LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC) Top Contributors

1 Nelson, Mullins et al
2 Washington Group International
3 EnergySolutions LLC
4 BellSouth Corp
5 Time Warner
6 Edens & Avant
7 Scana Corp
8 Blue Cross/Blue Shield
9 Fluor Corp
9 Reaud, Morgan & Quinn
11 Peters, Murdaugh et al
12 Murray Energy
13 Hamricks Inc
14 Milliken & Co
15 Harrison, White et al
16 Avtex Commercial Properties
17 BB&T Corp
17 Haynsworth, Sinkler & Boyd
19 AT&T Inc
19 Wolverine Brass

Informative site.

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Immigration Voting Report Card for Sen. Lindsey Graham


If you want to live in Mexico, Lindsey Graham, why don't you move on down there? Here is what Lindsey Graham is toiling away at for the citizens of South Carolina who voted for him...I mean - for the fat cats who bankroll him.


"Immigration-Reduction Report Card Comprehensive immigration voting grade card of Senator Lindsey Graham of SC OVERALL GRADES Career Recent Sen. Graham has earned an overall career immigration voting grade of C View History Sen. Graham has earned a recent immigration voting grade of D- 2005 - 2007"

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Dump Lindsey Graham

WILL LINDSEY GRAHAM EVEN RUN? You bet he will! What does he care about South Carolina's voters when he has $? million dollars? That is how U.S. Senate seats are apportioned, to the highest bidder. How did this happen? Does the number "17" come to mind?

Read this from The Charlotte Conservative.

Weeks ago we were a part of the original wave of Dump Lindsey Graham web movements. Michelle Malkin brought huge attention to our Lindsey Graham countdown clock to the tune of about 12,000 readers from her site. We appreciate her support on that idea. Now a few weeks have passed and the Dump Lindsey Graham websites and blogs are spreading faster than illegals in Charlotte public schools. I dont think there will be any forgetting of this issue for Lindsey. I will be interested if he chooses to rerun at all or opts out of reelection to avoid the public blasting and exposure he will take from angry South Carolinians"

Read this.

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boot Lindsey O. Graham bLOG

Oh, how do we hate thee? Let me count the ways.

Lindsey Graham is a Lousy, icky, nitwit, ding-a-ling, sissyfied, effeminate yahoo!

This is how one very excellent blogger puts it:

"'L' is for LOSER in 2008. 'I' is for ILLEGAL alien friends. 'N' is for NOBODY wants LOG in the Senate. 'D' is for the DEMOCRAT friends LOG collects like flies on a dead 'possum. 'S' is for liberal SYCOPHANT. 'E' is for EVERYTHING I don't like about LOG. 'Y' is for only one YEAR until we can elect a real Senator! DUMP LINDSEY!"

This blog is great!


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Dump Lindsey Graham: Gresham Barrett Running For US Senate?

Does South Carolina truly hate Lindsey Graham? Is there something uniquely disturbing about Lindsey Graham? Blogs dedicated to his removal are popping up everywhere.
This is one of them. Is Gresham Barrett considering a run against Lindsey Graham?


"Friday, July 6, 2007
Gresham Barrett Running For US Senate? Over at the Palmetto Scoop, there's speculation that our excellent Congressman, Gresham Barrett, is embarking on a 2010 campaign for Governor of SC. The Scoop has it half right. Mr. Barrett seems to be embarking on a campaign, but it's not for Governor. Strong indications are that the Congressman's mailings and appearances are to test the waters for a 2008 primary challenge to embattled US Senator Lindsey Graham.

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Dump Lindsey Graham: Gresham Barrett Running For US Senate?

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Wednesday, August 08, 2007


Buenos Dias!

You have reached the office of Senator Lindsey Graham.
Press 1 for assistance in Spanish.
Otherwise, hang up you RACIST BIGOT!

Muchas Gracias
!


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Hot Air » Blog Archive » Grahamnesty censured by SC county’s Republican party; Update: Grahamnesty poses with Obama/Osama sign


Go Greenville! Get Lindsey Graham!

Grahamnesty censured by SC county’s Republican party;

posted at 4:12 pm on August 7, 2007 by Allahpundit


Awesome. I’ll bet he never thought that chum he tossed at La Raza would get picked up and played back home, eh?"

Read it here.

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Friday, August 03, 2007

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South Carolina's Senators Divided on Immigration at Convention

* Posted in the Lindsey Graham Forum"

Here are a few comments about Gramnisty.

Latest Update From Lone Protester Terry Funderburk, In His Own Words at whengoodmendonothing.com


If we do nothing else this year, let us kick Lindsey Graham out of office. Terry Funderburk is just one of thousands of South Carolinians who suffer, and will suffer much worse, util the Lindsey Grahams are removed from office so this unprecedented invasion can be reversed. Here is an excerpt about his ordeal.

"Lindsey Graham though, lol, if it was up to him I would have been run out of business last year instead of this one. I wrote him three letters last year telling him that 85 per cent of South Carolinians were against the amnesty proposal. I finally got a form letter from his office explaining exactly why he was voting for comprehensive immigration reform (key words for amnesty). So we in this state know he isn’t concerned with our main problem, I think his goal was to get a cabinet level position in a McCain administration and he was willing to throw the citizens of South Carolina down the drain to get it. So knowing this I didn’t even try to write him requesting his assistance. Hell, just a few weeks ago he called people like me racists and bigots. So it is too bad for him that McCain’s chances for the presidency are going down in flames. Now Lindsey is going to have to come home and face a state full of angry voters wanting him out of office." Read more here
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Thursday, August 02, 2007

George W. Bush: If Only I Were A Dictator - A BuzzFlash News Analysis -


If Only I Were A Dictator, by George W. Bush

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

Yes, George W. Bush has stated he'd prefer to be a dictator at least three times, according to BuzzFlash.com:

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'You don't get everything you want. A dictatorship would be a lot easier.' Describing what it's like to be governor of Texas.
(Governing Magazine 7/98)

-- From Paul Begala's 'Is Our Children Learning?'

'I told all four that there are going to be some times where we don't agree with each other, but that's OK. If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator,' Bush joked.

-- CNN.com, December 18, 2000


'A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it, ' [Bush] said.

-- Business Week, July 30, 2001"

from: George W. Bush: If Only I Were A Dictator

Columbia, SC


Well I'll be...


Columbia, SC: "Rotary meeting will feature John McCain U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will address the Columbia Rotary Club on Aug. 13, the senator?s presidential campaign said. The club?s meeting starts at 12:30 p.m. at Seawell?s on Rosewood Drive, across from the State Fairgrounds.
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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

The Free Press -- Independent News Media - Election Issues

It may be the beginning of a new millennium but it feels more and more like the end of an age. The end of reason, the end of piety, the end of remembrance, the end of deference -deference that is, to anything but the rawest displays of money and power.

Decadence slides ever more surely into disaster. Still the music plays and, despite the rising price of fuel, the traffic flows. But the news from the frontier is bleak. And just behind the curtain of normalcy we sense that something unprecedented is being planned, something that will break with the past, something...unthinkable.

The following excerpt is found at The Free Press blog. Read the full essay by clicking here.

Will Bush cancel the 2008 election?
by Harvey Wasserman & Bob Fitrakis
July 30, 2007

It is time to think about the 'unthinkable.'

The Bush Administration has both the inclination and the power to cancel the 2008 election.

The GOP strategy for another electoral theft in 2008 has taken clear shape, though we must assume there is much more we don't know.

But we must also assume that if it appears to Team Bush/Cheney/Rove that the GOP will lose the 2008 election anyway (as it lost in Ohio 2006) we cannot ignore the possibility that they would simply cancel the election. Those who think this crew will quietly walk away from power are simply not paying attention.

The real question is not how or when they might do it. It's how, realistically, we can stop them."

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

What's Next?

We are a republic. Could the Confederate flag fly where it does, in front of our capitol, unless the citizens of South Carolina wanted it to fly there? Steve Spurrier earns an entry in Politicians from Hell for sheer effrontery to the sensibilities of the good citizens of South Carolina for publicly criticizing this, their chosen symbol . Before he came here he could not have been unaware of our affection for this symbol, and yet he came on. And now that he is here his choice is gratuitously to offend us. May his stay in South Carolina be short, and his loose lips be remembered as a lesson in the worst kind of manners.

The following observations on vexillary obsessives appears in the very excellent blog, SCLoS Historian.

Steve Spurrier, the NAACP, and sensitive souls everywhere claim to be horrified by that 48-inch square piece of nylon at the Confederate soldier monument on South Carolina’s State House grounds. If only it disappeared, all would be right with the world.

Read more at: SCLoS Historian,
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Aiken Flagging

Saturday July 28,2007

The Redshirts of South Carolina went into action again to meet the presidential candidate Sen.. John McCain in Aiken at the east entrance to the Woodside Plantation. We set up the nasty toilet with the flushed figure on the roadside and several confederate flags and signs saying "the south does not want Mccain". We apparently did stir the ire of the republicans since we were forced to leave by the Aiken city police.

McCain is a CFR, supports one world order and open borders.

Robert Lampley and Deen Weems

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Emergency Internment Camps? What Emergency?

This entry in Wikipedia illustrates just how far the Tyrant in Chief has gone, and how far he is prepared to go.

Emergency internment camps are currently under construction on U.S. soil by Halliburton’s subsidiary KBR (formerly Kellogg, Brown and Root). According to Business Wire, on January 24, 2006, KBR announced that it had been awarded a $385 million contingency contract by the Department of Homeland Security to build "temporary detention and processing facilities." Dave Lindorff has reported in CounterPunch that "these detention camps [are] reportedly capable of confining as many as 400,000 people, and a recent report [states] that the Pentagon has a document, dated June 1, 2007, classified Top Secret, which declares there to be a developing 'insurgency' within the U.S, and which lays out a whole martial law counterinsurgency campaign."

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Operation FALCON - The USA is turning into a Police State :: The Market Oracle :: Financial Markets Forecasting & Analysis Free Website

This essay appeared in The Market Oracle.

The remarkable rapidity of the Union's plunge into darkest thuggery conjures up half understood memories of other totalitarian experiments. In this fascinating report, Mr. Whitney compares Bush's Operation Falcon with Hitler's Night of the Long Knives.

The events unfolding now are stripping away the last thin vener of feigned respect for individual rights from the executive branch of the federal government. The Decider in Chief has orchestrated a state of perpetual crisis, necessitating, he has made exceedingly clear, the elimination of every one of the civil guarantees for which we, as a people, have paid so dearly, and in the sanctity of which, we have invested our entire faith. To him, they are no more than so many impediments to his exercise of total control. Our rights, including presumption of innocence, due process, freedom of speech, protection against arbitrary search and seizure, and all the rest have now been rendered thoroughly contingent.

At last we awake. Is it already too late?


Politics / US Politics Feb 28, 2007 - 07:43 PM

By: Mike_Whitney

On 29th June, 1934, Chancellor Adolph Hitler, accompanied by the Schutzstaffel (SS), arrived at Wiesse, where he personally arrested the leader of the Strum Abteilung (SA), Ernnst Roehm. During the next 24 hours 200 other senior SA officers were arrested on the way to Wiesse. Many were shot as soon as they were captured but Hitler decided to pardon Roehm because of his past service to the movement. However, after much pressure from Hermann Goering and Heinrich Himmler, Hitler agreed that Roehm should die.

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Monday, July 30, 2007

This Can't Be Happening!

Are you ready for this? Of course not.

Yet when it does come, a whole lot of folks won't even care - and many will actually be pleased. "It's about time a strong leader laid down the law," they will say.

Practice saying "when" instead of "if".

We are simply at a certain point on a political continuum at which the future seems unusually apparent. The fall of the USSR left the grossly over-armed US military industrial complex with a "window of opportunity" to gain control of "everything" to become the universal hegemon. Only one problem. There was an enemy vacuum. Nine/eleven solved that, at least temporally, until China can take the Middle East's place. And along the way, domestic dissent (redefined as a domestic terrorism threat) will play an important role as bogeyman in residence.

We have waited and watched in amazed dismay as the unthinkable gradually became commonplace. Yet the lust for power, unchecked, knows no bounds.

This essay by Dave Lindorff points out that everything is in place for the final shoe to fall.

He writes:

As we go about our daily lives--our shopping, our escapist movie watching, and even our protesting and political organizing—we need to be aware that there is a real risk that it could all blow up, and that we could find ourselves facing armed, uniformed troops at our doors.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Martial Law Threat is Real

The looming collapse of the US military in Iraq, of which a number of generals and former generals, including former Chief of Staff Colin Powell, have warned, is happening none too soon, as it may be the best hope for preventing military rule here at home."



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Saturday, July 28, 2007

John McCain flagging at the Beacon Restaurant


Written by a SCLoS member who was there:

Spartanburg, S.C., July 28, 2007

An email arrived in the inbox on Friday evening, July 27th, announcing McCain would be in S.C. and needed to be flagged. He visited three locations in S.C. on Saturday. The email targeted the Spartanburg event as the one to flag in the Upcountry. (As far as I know, no one flagged McCain at the Stax Restaurant in Greenville at 8:45 am.)

Most of the demonstrators arrived before 11:00 am at the Beacon’s parking lot. Flags and signs were distributed.

Someone had already put up a couple of “Ron Paul” banners on the chain link fence in front of the Beacon. We then realized we were not alone. There were some Ron Paul people there to take on McCain face-to-face. All total I estimate (10) were there to protest McCain. But, I may not have counted all the Ron Paul folks.

We know not how or exactly when McCain arrived. It was not in a campaign bus.

He started his little chat-with-the-voters thing on the restaurant patio. We could see his runt-like diminutive form in a black suit with his back to us. We started shouting things at him like: “John McCain, Down The Drain” and “S.C. does not want John McCain”. Other things were shouted about his liberalism and communism, etc. and how we weren’t interested.

We were sufficiently loud to drive the McCainanites off the patio and back into the restaurant.

At that point, some of the flaggers put their stuff away and went in to the meeting to call McCain a traitor and other things. This was recorded on a flagger’s video, BTW.

They (the flaggers) came back out after a while and resumed demonstrating. We had Confederate flags flapping in the breeze the whole time.

A short time later, McCain came back out on the patio to make the rounds greeting people before he left. “Dixie” was played on a musical bullhorn to add some atmosphere to McCain’s departure and remind him we had not forgotten about what he said about our flag.

McCain departed in a SUV to the tune of “Dixie” and Confederate flags.

A couple of McCain supporters cursed one of the flaggers. A campaign manager came over and was visibly miffed and angered at our presence and tried to say that McCain didn’t say what he, in fact, did say, about the flag. He left in a huff.

The demonstration was a success and the Greenville County SCLoS was there.

Many thousands of people passing by got a clear message on how S.C. feels about McCain.

We had no problems with the police or the restaurant management. Most of the flaggers bought food and drinks at the establishment. We kept our receipts to prove we were customers if a problem should come up.

We departed about 1:45-2:00 pm.

SOUTH CAROLINA LEAGUE OF THE SOUTH


TheSpoof.com : Senator Lindsey Graham Loves his 'Cocks funny satire story


Senator Lindsey Graham Loves his "Cocks"

Written by SpaceElevator


Columbia, South Carolina (WUSC 90.5 FM) -

University of South Carolina alumnus Lindsey Graham loves his"'Cocks."

'I have been a big fan of the 'Cocks since I was a little boy,' acknowledged the Senator from South Carolina. 'When people used to tell me that only girls liked the 'Cocks, I cried and screamed -- some boys like 'Cocks too!'"

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

McCain remains the same McCain




While in South Carolina, recently, for the Republican debate, McCan't stated that the flag issue had been decided (by the state of South Carolina) and should be laid to rest. However, as this news article relates, his message is muy flexible.

Here he says that his campaign staff made me do it (declare, in 2000, the flag to be solely a state issue), that he had been a coward to say so and that he lied when he said it. He also implied that it was a stupid mistake, as well, as the lie didn't even gain him the victory in South Carolina, for which it had been fabricated.

So, is it a South Carolina issue or not? For John McCan't it still depends on geography - and he is going to loose in South Carolina again. Some things never change.

From a Concord Monitor news article:


At a town hall meeting in Manchester yesterday, Sen. John McCain looked back to his 2000 bid for the presidency. It was one of his low moments, he said, when he took the advice of his political consultants and said something he didn't believe to voters in the South Carolina primary.

When asked about his views on the Confederate Flag at the time, he said it was a choice that should be left up to the states.

'It was an act of cowardice, and I lost the South Carolina primary anyway,' McCain said.

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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Executive Order: Blocking Property of Certain Persons



The fifth amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America guarantees that the government is constrained from depriving a citizen of his life, liberty or property without due process.

In contravention of this guarantee, the following executive order, signed by George W. Bush on 17 July 2007, gives Henry Merritt Paulson, who became Treasury Secretary on 10 July 2006, the power to seize any person's assets without warning, on "suspicion" alone, that they might, in future, commit an unlawful act.


George W. Bush is simply an amoral man grown so accustomed to power that it has overwhelmed him, exposing a puny impious egomaniac, for whom the sacred covenant is become but "a ........... piece of paper." He is now a man condemned to be remembered as one who forsook the lighted path of legitimate restraint, wandering instead into the dark realm of pure license.

Here, the elements germane to this crime are highlighted in red, and a link is provided to the official press release:


Office of the Press Secretary
July 17, 2007

Executive Order: Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq


Fact sheet Message to the Congress of the United States Regarding International Emergency Economic Powers Act

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, as amended (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.)(IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.)(NEA), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,

I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, find that, due to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by acts of violence threatening the peace and stability of Iraq and undermining efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform in Iraq and to provide humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people, it is in the interests of the United States to take additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13303 of May 22, 2003, and expanded in Executive Order 13315 of August 28, 2003, and relied upon for additional steps taken in Executive Order 13350 of July 29, 2004, and Executive Order 13364 of November 29, 2004. I hereby order:............

Section 1. (a) Except to the extent provided in section 203(b)(1), (3), and (4) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(1), (3), and (4)), or in regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that may be issued pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding any contract entered into or any license or permit granted prior to the date of this order, all property and interests in property of the following persons, that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of United States persons, are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in: any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense,

(i) to have committed, or to pose a significant risk of committing, an act or acts of violence that have the purpose or effect of:

(A) threatening the peace or stability of Iraq or the Government of Iraq; or

(B) undermining efforts to promote...........

GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,

July 17, 2007.


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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Gloria Arias Haskins



It is unfortunate that, in these times, we are compelled to speak unkindly of a lady who is only doing, for her own people, what she believes she should. However Mrs. Gloria Arias Haskins is obstructing the will of the vast majority of the voters who elected her. She has weighed the desires of her home country's citizens against the desires of the people of her adopted country and chosen in favor of the the former. Mrs. Gloria Arias Haskins, and others like her, must be disempowered, quickly, or they will be unstoppable here as they already are in California.
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HISPANIC SC HOUSE MEMBER GLORIA ARIAS HASKINS STOPS S-392
ALERT - ACTION The below Hispanic SC House member, Gloria Arias Haskins, voted against the Unanimous Consent Motion brought before Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, May 8th, 2007. If this motion had passed, Senate Bill 392 (Illegal Immigration Legislation), already passed by the full Senate, would have gone immediately to the full SC House for a vote.......which by all estimates would have passed by a wide margin only then needing the Governor's signature to become law. Greenville voters, remove this obstructionist legislator! Representative Gloria Arias Haskins District 22 - Greenville Co. Contact Address: (H) 30 Normandy Road, Greenville, 29615 Bus. Home (864) 268-8191 (C) 402C Blatt Bldg., Columbia"

Saturday, July 07, 2007

The Corner on National Review Online

DANGER! - RACE CARD! - DANGER! - RACE CARD! - DANGER! - RACE

evweyer i look i see wasism:

"Lindsey Grahamnisty: 'There's Racism In This Debate' [Jim Geraghty]

Lindsey Graham digs the hole deeper:

Senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who is one of the architects of the immigration overhaul, said he also had received threats in telephone calls and letters to his office. Mr. Graham said several other senators had told him privately that they also received similar messages.

“There’s racism in this debate,” Mr. Graham said. “Nobody likes to talk about it, but a very small percentage of people involved in this debate really have racial and bigoted remarks. The tone that we create around these debates, whether it be rhetoric in a union hall or rhetoric on talk radio, it can take people who are on the fence and push them over emotionally.”

That darn talk radio!"

The Corner on National Review Online

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The End for Senator Grahamnesty? - Latest Politics | The New York Sun

This is a very good essay about the late senator Gramnisty.



The End for Senator Grahamnesty?

by Liz Mair
July 6, 2007



Last week, after intensive calling, emailing, and even threatening by opponents of 'amnesty,' the Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Reform Act of 2007— a.k.a., comprehensive immigration reform — finally died in the Senate.

For one of the bill's key supporters, Senator Graham (derided as 'Grahamnesty' by his critics) of South Carolina, one of the questions in the aftermath of the defeat has to be: If the conservative base could bring this bill down, what could they do to me?

Just a few years ago, Mr. Graham was considered a darling of the conservative base, with his work to impeach Bill Clinton and his assumption of the senate seat held for nearly 50 years by Strom Thurmond in 2003. But those days are long gone. Mr. Graham has progressively begun taking positions that put him out of step with conservatives, even if just slightly. And conservatives are not happy.

Immigration has proven to be the killer issue for Mr. Graham — and the numbers suggest it could well be his ultimate demise. A recent poll conducted in his home state shwed that just 21% of voters side with him on the subject, whereas 63% disapprove of his stance. His personal approval rating has plummeted to 31%. Republicans dislike him even more than Democrats — an effect of the continual attacks on him by the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Michelle Malkin, not to mention the proliferation of Web sites demanding his ouster, such as "Dump Lindsey Graham" and "Lindsey Graham Career Countdown."

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Friday, July 06, 2007

Welcome to DumpLindsey.org

Lindsey Graham is bigger than life, the perfect embodiment of hubris, a caricature of indifferent power,a metaphor of fascism, corporatocracy, alienation, denaturation, and betrayal; a dweller not in a place but in an "idea." Could we do anything more important this year than get rid of Gramnisty?

Here is a site maintained by South Carolinians whose intent is to defeat Lindsey Graham:
Welcome to DumpLindsey.org

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It takes a Worried Graham


Lindsey Graham is a traitor to South Carolina and he is worried!

"I worry that local and state governments will begin to act more aggressively and create a hodge-podge of laws."


Senator Graham Press Release:

Senator Graham Press Release
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) ^ | July,4.2007 | U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina)



Graham Statement on INVASION FACILITATION BILL

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the Senate immigration bill.

“Several months ago, I met with President Bush at the White House to discuss our out-of-control problems with illegal immigration. He asked me if I would help him push immigration reform through Congress and I gave him my word I would. I support President Bush and admire his leadership. I will be forever grateful for his work to try and solve this difficult problem.


What he said: "President Bush and I made it clear we would not compromise on our guiding principle that securing our nation’s borders must be our first priority"

What he meant:President Bush and I made it clear we would not compromise onour guiding principle of opening up and letting them all in.

Our plan made unprecedented efforts and provided over $4.4 billion in funding to secure our nation’s borders and deal with immigration in a comprehensive manner.

“The legislation first and foremost secured our border. It also established a new comprehensive employee verification system for all workers to ensure people are in the country legally and eligible to work."
 
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