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Saturday, June 04, 2005

Why Can't We All Be Like Ronald Dumsfeld?

Forwarding their "ignorance is bliss" agenda, Offense Secretary Ronald Dumsfeld is now attacking Arab news channel Al Jazeera claiming that their coverage of the beheadings of foreign hostages incites militants. Without citing any specific instances or reports, Rummy argued that "anyone living in the Middle East watching Al Jazeera . . . would start waking up and asking what's wrong." He went on to say that "networks that carry it (the beheadings) and promote it and jump on the spark every time there is a terrorist act are promoting the acts."

Al Jazeera responded that they "never at any time transmitted pictures of killings or beheadings and any talk about this is absolutely unfounded." They voiced "deep regret and surprise" over Rummy's comments.

The Peach looks at Al Jazeera on a daily basis and has yet to find anything that supports DonRum's claims. What The Peach suspects is really going on is yet another attempt by "Little Boots" Bush's people to promote censorship of the news. Even in America, without seeing scenes of beheadings, people are waking up and asking what's wrong.

Yet, Bushies continue to deflect criticism by placing the tragic outcomes of their misguided decisions on anything or anyone but themselves. By again shifting the focus to supposed biased coverage by the news media Bush hopes the American public will ignore the escalating chaos and disaster in Iraq and Afghanistan. He will instead blame people's negative perceptions of his war's shortcomings on the media's unfavorable reporting.

Friday, June 03, 2005

At This Rate, We'll All Be Democrats

Yes, that once obese, drug dependent idiot Rush Limbaugh has stepped in it again. Commenting on Howard Dean's recommendation that election day be made a national holiday, the bloviating pumpkinhead suggested that it wouldn't make that much of a difference because "most of their voters don't work anyway."

Be careful what you wish for, Dumbo. The government is now reporting that U.S. employers added only 78,000 workers to their payroll in May, the weakest job growth in 21 months. The report has increased concerns on Wall Street that the economy is once again slowing. It was the smallest increase in nonfarm jobs since 2003 and well below the 185,000 increase that had been expected.

And now, with university students graduating and not enough jobs to employ them, the actual number of unemployed is expected to increase. So, if The Peach follows old-donkey-butt's trail of logic, with the number of people who "don't work anyway" increasing, things are looking pretty damn rosy for Democrats in '06.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

The War On Two Fronts

What is becoming more and more obvious to The Peach, and something that Bush continues to act oblivious to, is that American troops are facing an escalating war on two fronts: Afghanistan and Iraq.

Anti-American attacks are increasing in both countries, threatening any form of stability to the existing governments or to civilians. Suicide bombings in Afghanistan are now as frequent as those in Iraq. These attacks emphasize how little impact Hamid Karzai's government has made upon the Islamic community as a whole. They simply see him as a stooge of the Bush administration and, subsequently, has made the Afghan people an open target for anti-American actions.

Meanwhile, the number of casualties from insurgent attacks in Iraq went up by nearly 200 during the month of May. At least 670 Iraqis were killed, compared to 485 in April. Of those May deaths, 434 were civilians. Some 775 civilians were also wounded.

With all of this going on, "Little Boots" Bush insists that the Iraqi government can defeat the insurgency. He keeps claiming that the elections there dealt a serious blow to the insurgency, while the number of deaths seem to say otherwise.

Compounding all of this is finally a concern as to how the American military will withstand the intensifying battle in two chaotic and unstable countries. The number of recruits is decreasing as quickly as the number of American casualities and anti-war sentiment is increasing.

What the SCLM must do is press Bush and his cronies for real answers. Bushies continue to cloak their decisions with their vague and elusive descriptions of democracy and freedom. Whatever their plan for Iraq and Afghanistan is, it is not working. The plan is not only becoming more and more suspect, it is more appartent than ever that it is just plain dumb. The American people deserve a better answer than what they've been getting.

Monday, May 30, 2005

Don't Want MTV

If there ever needed to be a reason to boycott MTV, The Peach feels now is as good a time as any. The industrial band Nine-Inch-Nails (a favorite of The Peach) has refused to perform during MTV's Movie Awards because the network was uncomfortable with the band's use of an image of "Little Boots" Bush as a backdrop during their performance of the song "The Hand That Feeds."

The song is critical of the war in Iraq and questions whether the rationale for the war is based on some bizarre religious quest. MTV felt that the band's performance would have made too much of a "partisan political statement."

In response, Trent Reznor posted on the NIN website that "Apparently, the image of our president is as offensive to MTV as it is to me." The Peach would like to add that MTV's promotion of such partisan, brainless, bimbettes like Jessica Simpson is similarly offensive. The Peach feels when the youth of America are in need of an education as to what is going on in the world, MTV would rather focus on T & A.