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Posted by Tim Ireland at December 16, 2004

Category: George W. Bush

New York Times – Apartment Said to Have Been Scene of a Kerik Affair: An apartment in Battery Park City that former Police Commissioner Bernard B. Kerik secured for his personal use after Sept. 11 was originally donated for the use of weary police and rescue workers who were helping at ground zero, according to a real estate executive who has been briefed about the apartment.

Independent – Bush ally used Ground Zero rescue crew flat as a love nest: The murk surrounding Bernard Kerik, whose nomination to be homeland security chief by President George Bush fell apart a week ago, thickened yesterday amid reports he used an apartment that had been donated for use by exhausted 11 September rescue workers for conducting his extra-marital liaisons.

New York Times – Mystery Woman in Kerik Case: Nanny: One secret after another has tumbled out since the collapse of Bernard B. Kerik’s nomination as homeland security secretary – an undisclosed marriage, clandestine love affairs, unsavory business ties and unreported gifts…. Yet six days after Mr. Kerik withdrew his nomination, citing “questions about the immigration status of a person who had been in my employ,” the figure central to the scandal – the nanny – remains a complete mystery.

But you can be certain the nanny exists. Just as you can be certain that it’s far better Kerik go because of a minor irregularity over an employee than for anything else he may have done.

Posted by Tim Ireland at December 15, 2004

Category: George W. Bush

I want to share the following from an exchange in this Fark thread about a New York art exhibition that was closed because one of the works featured a George W. Bush portrait composed of monkeys. GoodDamon’s comments need to be more widely read, IMHO.

cthu1hu kicked it off by providing:

The 14 Defining Characteristics of Fascism

1. Powerful and continuing expressions of nationalism.
2. Disdain for the importance of human rights.
3. Identification of enemies/scapegoats as a unifying cause.
4. The supremacy of the military/avid militarism.
5. Rampant sexism.
6. A controlled mass media.
7. Obsession with national security.
8. Religion and ruling elite tied together.
9. Power of corporations protected.
10. Power of labor suppressed or eliminated.
11. Disdain and suppression of intellectuals and the arts.
12. Obsession with crime and punishment.
13. Rampant cronyism and corruption.
14. Fraudulent elections.

GoodDamon responded with this:


Posted by Tim Ireland at December 10, 2004

Category: George W. Bush

Guardian – President Bush wants ‘pro-homosexual’ drama banned: Bush is interested in Allen’s opinions because Allen is an elected Republican representative in the Alabama state legislature. He is Bush’s base. Last week, Bush’s base introduced a bill that would ban the use of state funds to purchase any books or other materials that “promote homosexuality”. Allen does not want taxpayers’ money to support “positive depictions of homosexuality as an alternative lifestyle”. That’s why Tennessee Williams and Alice Walker have got to go.

Traditional family values are under attack! Traditional family values like… praying to Santa!

Compare this to the treatment enjoyed by the funded-mentalists:
Washington funds false sex lessons
Grand Canyon only 3,000 years old: official

(Link discovered via this bumsexual picture post at B3ta.)

Posted by Tim Ireland at September 13, 2004

Category: George W. Bush

[See also: George W. Bush: a coward and a liar]

FACT: George W. Bush somehow jumped a 12-18 month waiting list to join the Air National Guard. This allowed him to avoid service in Vietnam.

By a month. Despite lower-than-average test results, Bush was somehow given priority over others and accepted into the Guard a month before he became eligible for the draft. The records (eventually) released by the White House clearly show they he opted out of service overseas. You don’t have to dig any further, or consider and more of the information below to conclude that George W. Bush did his best to avoid service in Vietnam. His best defence for this action is as follows:

“I was not prepared to shoot my eardrum out with a shotgun in order to get a deferment, nor was I willing to go to Canada. So I chose to better myself by learning how to fly airplanes.” – President George W. Bush – 1990

Please note that in this quote he makes no excuses for wanting to avoid service in Vietnam.

FACT: George W. Bush cannot fully account for his time served following his transfer to Alabama.

Even when you ignore questions about why he was transferred, and that the only witness they could dig up ‘proving’ that he served didn’t actually see him do so, you are left with the following; despite this being a major issue and the armed forces having a fetish for record-keeping, no records have been produced that conclusively proved that he fulfilled his obligations.

FACT: George W. Bush never saw combat

Whether you accept the version that he was AWOL or that he was on approved leave, the fact remains that Bush was absent from his units in Alabama and Houston at precisely the same time these units were assigned active home-defence duty.

FACT: George W. Bush lied about seeing combat.

“I’ve been to war. I’ve raised twins. I’d rather go to war.” – President George W. Bush – 2002

‘Nuff said. (Oh, but there’s another lie about the amount of time he served here).

FACT: The White House has – at the very least – been less than forthcoming with pertinent documents.

The White House has claimed to have released ‘all’ of the records relating to Bush’s military service. On the three occasions that they have released varying sets of records. That’s three times they’ve released ‘everything’, folks. This is suspicious on its own. Even more suspicious is their claim that the records that (theoretically) could prove Bush served his time in the Guard were ‘inadvertently’ destroyed.

FACT: The White House also released their own versions of the allegedly faked documents.

The documents that currently have interwebbers bickering about typefaces, proportional fonts and superscript do not prove any of the above. Nor does their being fake disprove any of the above. All they suggest is that Bush used his political influence (which was considerable even at that time) to dodge service and have the record “sugar coated” in order to hide this. That they were also released by the White House – without challenge – following their release by CBS suggests one of two things.

1. That they somehow knew the documents were fake, but wanted to see CBS discredited on this matter.
2. That they did not inspect or challenge the documents because they considered their version of events to be entirely plausible.

The documents – even though they have yet to be conclusively debunked – are already being used as ‘proof’ that George W. Bush was not AWOL. It is already being asserted – without proof – that they originated from the Kerry camp. This particular aspect of one very big distraction is particularly telling because…

FACT: Republicans supported the Swift Boat attack on John Kerry.

Knowing full well how dodgy Bush’s service record was, the Republicans did not discourage the Swifites. Far from it. The Swift Boat Veterans for the ‘Truth’ were funded by high-level Republican donors and even enjoyed legal advice from a lawyer working for George W. Bush’s election campaign.

Media outlets that were friendly to the Bush administration helped to enhance their profile and sell their story. This story was based on a pack of lies and has been debunked on a number of fronts (as opposed to just one debunking – possibly – in the case of questions about George W. Bush’s military record), but the impression of doubt remains due to the way the story was sold by a willing media.

As incredible as it may seem, this system works. And the Bush administration is very bold about using it.

John Kerry’s outstanding service record is a problem.
Solution: cast doubt, use media muscle.

George W. Bush’s less-than-exemplary service record is a problem.
Solution: cast doubt, use media muscle.

Bush - the cowardly liar

Take a close look at the outright lies used to distort some facts and the doubt used to cloud others, then consider the following….

Why is this important?

It shows George W. Bush was a liar, a cheat, a coward, a scoundrel, and a poor servant to the people of the United States.

It suggests heavily that George W. Bush is a liar, a cheat, a coward, a scoundrel, and a poor servant to the people of the United States.

Iraq, the economy, health, the environment, and the so-called War on Terror; all of these issues and more are presented by the Bush administration using the same outright lies, the same clouding and the same use of media muscle.

Even bigger lies – or concepts, if you will – (adjusts glasses, taps pipe) are used to hide these lies from their people…

Liberal Media – You may see some differing opinions in print, but rarely on television. And television is what counts. Yet we are assured that the liberal media is all-powerful, and hides a frightening agenda. The lie of the liberal media makes people afraid of biased influence, when in truth it is the accusers who show bias bordering on the criminal. Those who do not work to feed Bush’s lies directly to the public are actually crippled by this lie, for fear of being seen as biased. Please note the multi-faceted use of fear, when you also consider…

The War on Terror – If the war is against terror, why does the Bush administration use terror against its own people? Here comes another lie; those who question the War on Terror don’t believe in the terrorist threat or are on the terrorist’s side. Sometimes both. I’m here to tell you that the threat of terrorism is real, but the War on Terror is a lie. And George W. Bush is the living embodiment of this lie.

George W. Bush Will Protect You – No he won’t. It’s an illusion. A lie. George W. Bush himself is an illusion. He lives, breathes and survives on lies. He is the creation of a man that most Americans have never heard of and/or do not pay nearly enough attention to; Karl Rove.

You Cannot Trust Bush-Haters – My personal favourite. There are people who ‘hate’ Bush, and therefore lack perspective. They are not to be trusted, as they have an agenda. Their hate blinds them to the truth.

I’ve seen the truth, but it’s the lies that are blinding.

I refuse to be crippled by the claim that I am an unreasonable person guided by hate.

I refuse to accept the charge that I am putting people at greater risk by questioning the Bush administration.

I’m also realistic enough to know that the defeat of Bush is the just the start.

Even a complete unmasking and humiliation of this idiot will only serve to partially weaken the machine behind him. But that’s where the war against this machine starts.

Question what you see and hear, by all means – but don’t allow yourself to be distracted by a battle – a feint – over proportional fonts. Especially when:
1. It is almost certainly another lie.
2. Even if it does turn out to be true, it does nothing to prove that Bush served his country honourably – and even raises questions about where such a useful distraction originated.

[See also: Bush: AWOL – TANG Forgery Source Revealed]

Posted by Tim Ireland at September 10, 2004

Category: George W. Bush

[See also: George W. Bush: a coward and a liar]

The source of the forged TANG documents has been revealed to be George W. Bush’s housekeeper, Alice. Independent investigators tracked the forgeries to her desktop via the discovery of a pattern of dropped W’s.

When questioned by journalists, she immediately admitted to creating the forgeries saying; “I only wanted to help young George. It’s not easy being the eldest child, with so much responsibility in the war on terror and such.”

The documents were created on a 1971 IBM typewriter, and an attempt was made to emulate Microsoft Word as closely as possible in order to throw people off the scent.

“It was simple plan,” said Alice, “All we had to do was get people questioning the validity of some documents, and that would make people doubt the entire story.

“So now – even though I’ve been caught red-handed – as far as anybody is concerned, George served his entire time in the Texas Air National Guard – and there aren’t even any pesky questions about him jumping the queue to get in, dodging service in Vietnam and all of that nonsense.”

This method worked very well in the UK recently. When fake images of abuse of Iraqi prisoners dominated the news and swamped the information stream, genuine cases of abuse, mistreatment, government neglect, or outright murder passed by with barely a ripple.

(UPDATE – It gets betterer and betterer – but try to ignore this, as it’s not real, because one set of pictures was faked; MoD faces more than 40 cases of abuse and killings in Iraq.)

Alice has been the trusted housekeeper of the Bush clan since Dubya was a tot. Much has been made of how well she has aged, but she puts this down to “… clean living, hard work and a regular supply of virgin’s blood from our family butcher, Mr Rove.”

When asked about Bush’s whereabouts in the early seventies, Alice only had this to say:

“George is a good boy, so I’m sure he did his duty. Mind you, he seemed to spend a lot of time in my kitchen in late 1972. For some reason, he just couldn’t get enough of my meatloaf cookies.”

A further document also released by the White House this week has yet to be discredited, but several internet sites question the use of colours, with one claiming that “crayons of the navy blue variety were not used by the Air Force as a matter of principle.”

[See also: The Bush AWOL ‘Forgeries’: Fonts Do Not Unmake Facts]

Posted by Tim Ireland at January 17, 2002

Category: George W. Bush

excellent pic by farker rik

According to 18 USC Sec. 871, it’s a federal offence to send threatening messages to the President – but what would happen if you sent him a bag of pretzels?

Would you get a generic note of thanks, or a knock on the door in the middle of the night?

Frankly, we’re curious – and we need your help to find out.

If you live in the U.S., have a credit card and would like to live life on the edge, you can send the President a bag of pretzels via any of these companies:

Martin’s Pretzels
The Ultimate Pretzel Company
Unique Splits

The address you’ll need for delivery is:

George Dubya Bush
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Some delivery forms may require a contact number at the delivery address. Should you need it, the phone number of the main switchboard at The White House is:


Once you’ve sent a gift bag, send us an email and let us know. You might also want to include details of your next of kin in this email just in case they never hear from you again and we have to tell them why you disappeared so suddenly without packing any bags or feeding the cat.

If you get a nice letter back from his staff, then please do send or scan us a copy and we’ll publish it for the world to see.

Good luck on your mission, kids – and remember to check the spyhole before opening the door to strangers!

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