May 29, 2006

Please Don't Forget...

15 Comments:

Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

I certainly will not forget. This is an important day (as well as everyday) to remember the soldiers overseas, dead soldiers, and vets who serve this country. They are not different from the police officers and firefighters that put their lives on the line to save others. We should honor all of them.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Also, I read Jason Leopold's new article about the Gerbil Administration's connection to Enron. All I can say is that Enron was on the blueprint of the Gerbil's presidency in 2000. People will start connecting the dots from all of these latest scandals, corruption, and certain politicians that lead all the way up to the food chain to the Gerbil. Interesting reading Jason's comments at the end:

"What many people have failed to realize is that Davis was right in his assessment that energy companies, including Enron, were manipulating the state's wholesale power market. To this day, neither Cheney nor Bush has acknowledged that they got it wrong and that their inaction helped fuel the California energy crisis."

The bottom line is that former California governor, Gray Davis knew that Enron was manipulating the power market and was on to them. The Gerbil knew that Davis was close to the truth and they had to get rid of them. By programming the Californians to blame Davis for the high rise of electricity, they got the people to demand a recall to get rid of Davis. And who comes along is Arnold. Arnold sucked everybody in with his bullshit about "he is for the people." Arnold got in and now California is more of a mess financially than when Davis was in office! California may not ever get back that money that they lost from the Enron scsm. But, it is a going to be valuable lesson for those who blame Davis. Many of the Californian will regret for sometime the decision that they made to oust Davis. And many people will regret voing for the Gerbil.. If we had to turn back time, I wonder what this country would have been like if the Gerbil never was the President??? Hmmm?

2:07 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Folks,

And let's not forget the journalists on this day that gave their lives to report the truth.

From truthout,org:

"Norman Solomon: "People who are concerned about the state of the US news media in 2006 might pause to consider those who have lost their lives in the midst of journalistic neglect, avoidance and bias."

Have a good day, folks!

2:12 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

We will always honor we will never forget and I hope we learn. With war there no winners we all lose some of ourselves forever. For those that servived, for the familis, friends they have the pictures always with them. Close your eyes and see the beautifull life that was and smile. Help those that have suffered for us with a cost most couldn't dream of. But most of all remember because if you forget it will surely happen again.

2:19 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

As much as it is easy to knock the press these days, we must remember that some journalists have given thier lives to cover the war in Iraq.

From MSNBC:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12023343/

"Two journalists working for CBS News were among four people killed when a car bomb hit a U.S. military patrol in Baghdad on Monday.

CBS correspondent Kimberly Dozier was seriously wounded and six U.S. soldiers were also injured, CBS and the U.S. military said in separate statements.

An unnamed U.S. soldier and an Iraqi civilian working with the military were killed along with the network's London-based cameraman Paul Douglas, 48, and soundman James Brolan, 42."

2:39 PM  
Blogger Former Fed said...

Folks,

I certainly agree with all your comments.

This is the way the blog used to be.

Have a good day.

3:24 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Bush 'planted fake news stories on American TV'

By Andrew Buncombe in Washington
Published: 29 May 2006

Federal authorities are actively investigating dozens of American television stations for broadcasting items produced by the Bush administration and major corporations, and passing them off as normal news. Some of the fake news segments talked up success in the war in Iraq, or promoted the companies' products.

Investigators from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are seeking information about stations across the country after a report produced by a campaign group detailed the extraordinary extent of the use of such items.

http://news.independent.co.uk
/world/americas/article621189.ece

3:55 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

s-q,

Interesting article on the faux news segments. I think a lot of people knew or surmised that this was happening. However, we may not have been aware of how often and widespread the problem. We can only hope that more media outlets report it.

Bushco is very propoganda-oriented.

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the most important American holiday.It is the one that
affects the most people and is a somber and reflective day.

Christmas -now commercial-for Christians --merchants and children.

The others have their moments but this one is a tribute to all those who have put it on the line,something most of our leaders only talk about.

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPB-- Former governor Beige Davis was widely disliked by many, many people. While I thought the recall was a bad idea, Davis "earned" it. The energy problems in California caused by Enron just lit a fuse that was waiting to be lit. Something else would have lit it if Enron had not been manipulating the California energy market.

8:47 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Well, Anon, at 9:47 pm:

Once the truth really comes about the connection with the Gerbil and Lay in the manipulation of California electricity, and it will come out. The truth will show that Gray Davis was right all along.. What you may believe that it was right for Davis to be ousted out of office is your opinion about him. The point is that Enron manipulated California electricity. The Gerbil and company had ties to Kenny Boy and so did Joe Lieberman and the current Governor of Kalifornia: The Gropinator! And the transcripts that I had read on Enron's manipulating California's electricity was quite disturbing!

9:14 PM  
Anonymous t said...

Hi all, this is from the press conference I did today. I wanted to share it with my blogger buddies too. Thanks for keeping us informed Fitz and SPB! Going to go read the Leopold article now, then g'night!

It has been said that it is the American soldier, not the poet, which gives us free speech.

As the daughter of a Marine, the mother of a Guardsman who recently returned from a year in Iraq and as an Ohio University graduate who has studied the American Justice system-what I value the most about America, is our freedom of speech.

For without this, we cease to be America, we fail our ancestors and the inheritance of liberty they left for all Americans.

We do not forget the sacrifice of those who came before and it is on Memorial Day that we honor the sacrifice of our soldiers for our republic's democracy.

When coalition forces arrived in Iraq, the Iraqi people were given assurances, and told about 'this democracy', by the Coalition Provisional Authority.

They were told; democracy, as it is commonly understood, is about more than free and fair elections. It requires "independent courts, equality before the law, and constitutional limits on the powers of government. It establishes independent institutions to control and punish corruption and abuse of power." No one in a democracy "may be arrested, imprisoned, or exiled arbitrarily. No one may be denied freedom without a fair and public hearing by an impartial court.1

We honor these fallen, which believed a principled democratic society guided by the United States Constitution, was possible. We honor their faith that America would continue beyond them in freedom and liberty, for generations yet to come.

PS- I think CA went from not so hot to far worse with gropanator-what a weirdo.

11:35 PM  
Anonymous t said...

PS Believe it or not the quote on democracy came from Larry Diamond of the Hoover Inst!

11:38 PM  
Blogger Selamat JA said...

t and all of us who have loved ones who served. This message is quite special...including the song/video at the end of it. Sorry, I have no link for this, it came, as is, in an e-mail.

Blessings to us all on this.....
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Memorial Day

The elderly parking lot attendant wasn't in a good mood! Neither was Sam
Bierstock. It was around 1 a.m., and Bierstock, a Delray Beach, FL eye
doctor, business consultant, corporate speaker and musician, was bone tired
after appearing at an event. He pulled up in his car, and the parking
attendant began to speak. "I took two bullets for this country and look
what I'm doing," he said bitterly.

At first, Bierstock didn't know what to say to the World War II veteran.
But he rolled down his window and told the man, "Really, from the bottom of
my heart, I want to thank you."

Then the old soldier began to cry.

"That really got to me," Bierstock says.

Cut to today. Bierstock, 58, and John Melnick, 54, of Pompano Beach and a
member of Bierstock's band, Dr. Sam and the Managed Care Band, have written
a song inspired by that old soldier in the airport parking lot. The
mournful "Before You Go" does more than salute those who fought in WWII. It
encourages people to go out of their way to thank the aging warriors before
they die.

"If we had lost that particular war, our whole way of life would have been
shot," says Bierstock, who plays harmonica. "The WW II soldiers are now
dying at the rate of about 2,000 every day. I thought we needed to thank
them."

The song is striking a chord. Within four days of Bierstock placing it on
the Webhttp://www.beforeyougo.us, the song and accomp anying photo essay
have bounced around nine countries, producing tears and heartfelt thanks
from veterans, their sons and daughters and grandchildren.

"It made me cry," wrote one veteran's son. Another sent an e-mail saying
that only after his father consumed several glasses of wine would he discuss
"the unspeakable horrors" he and other soldiers had witnessed in places such
as Anzio, Iwo Jima, Bataan and Omaha Beach. "I can never thank them
enough," the son wrote. "Thank you for thinking about them."

Bierstock and Melnick thought about shipping it off to a professional
singer, maybe a Lee Greenwood type, but because time was running out for so
many veterans, they decided it was best to release it quickly, for free, on
the Web. They've sent the song to Sen. John McCain and others in
Washington. Already they have been invited to perform it in Houston for a
Veterans Day tribute - this after just a few days on the Web. They hope
every veteran in America gets a chance to hear it.

God Bless EVERY veteran and THANK YOU to those of you veterans who may
receive this !

Click the link below to hear the song and see the pictures and then share it
and send it to everyone you know!:

http://www.managedmusic.com/beforeyougo.html

4:55 AM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

t and selamat ja

Thank you for sharing your words, stories and music about our great soldiers and why they fight for our freedoms and our country.

My father-in-law was on a ship in Pearl Harbor during the attack by the Japanese Imperial Navy December 7, 1941. My mother-in-law was staying in military housing on the island that day too. They are both deceased now. My dad served in Korea.

God bless our soldiers of the present & the past!

8:42 AM  

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