Porgia Tirebiter's online political and life rants. NSA spying, illegal aliens, kickbacks, or just plain ramblings and musings about the idiocy of life...you'll find it all on this blog as I hammer at our Corrupt American Society.
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Do you have a classic/vintage car taking up space in your garage? If you would like to get rid of it, I will pay $200 for it! European Roadster, 50's or 60 American Muscle Car, a Rolls, perhaps a Bentley or Aston Martin...does not matter, I'd love to have it, but have a limited budget here as you can see. If you are interested, drop me a line, as I would love to hear from you. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Donate to John HAll For Congress
Good Bye Dinero Boo...we shall love and cherish you always.
Dinero Boo October 11th, 1995-December 2nd, 2006
On November 7th, the voters sent a message to George Bush and the Republican Party...Stay the Course is not working, and we want change. Further, we called for an end to corruption, an end to the gifts and special access of Corporate America. Cannondale did not get the clue, and there is now a million click You Tube protest that has been started...join in by watching the video, or tossing a link the the blog hosting it. The goal in this Boycott...get Cannondale to take their bike(s) back from President Bush.
Toss a Link to the blog hosting this BOYCOTT
Link to the video on your Bravenet BLog:
Greetings Sports Fans:
First, apologize for my absense from this blog. I have spent a great deal of the past month working in my own small way to get John Hall elected to Congress here in New York's 19th District. I am pleased to announce that those efforts were successful, as he upset 6 term Republican Sue Kelly for the seat in a close fought battle. I like to think some of my own attack blogs, and video's uploaded onto the You Tube site contributed in some small way.
Being involved in said campaign in some ways, I think, has changed me though only time will tell. To that end, I have spent this past week creating a new group of blogs over on the Blogger site that I am hoping to use as we gear up for the 2008 Presidential Election cycle. I'll be letting most, if not all of my blogs here on Bravenet lanquish, though still not fully decided on what to do with this one, as it was/is my favorite.
The links to my new blog presense are below, and have been added to the side bar here. It is my hope that many of you will stop by to have a look, and that some will become regular visitors or even participants...all four of these blogs are open to writers that are looking to contribute well written pieces to the site, and you can email me at email@example.com if you have a serious interest in the new Democratic Majority, politics in general, or scandal within Washington's beltway. Further, am looking for good political content blogs to add to the Gather Democrats, or Political Blog sections on the side bars of these new blogs.
If after visiting my new efforts you are impressed with any of them, hope you will consider tossing me a link on your blog, or web sites.
In peace....Porgie Tirebiter
NEW BLOG PROJECTS (Gather Democrats)
Sue Kelly is in perfect LOCKSTEP with the White House when it comes to George Bush's, "Stay The Course" policy where the Iraq War and Insurgency is concerned. Question is, at what cost to our loved ones in HARMS WAY?
A copy of this has been sent to the White House, both George W. Bush, and VP Dick Cheney.
October 20, 2006 05:11 PM EDT
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Our Fallen Heroes in Bush's Iraq Debacle
The War in Iraq is not going well, and the signs are everywhere that we need a change. So far, in the 20 days of October we have lost 76 of our fine young fighting men and women, yet Bush has REFUSED to release James Baker report and recommendations until AFTER the election...why?
More importantly, what if after the election is over, after Bush has done everything he can to PROTECT Republican seats in both the House and Senate it turns out that he cannot and will not Stay The Course. Should that report be released now, or should the White House be allowed to KILL OUR SOLDIERS in the name of saving Republican seats in the House and Senate?
People in the know, including George Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Condi Rice know what those findings are, have already read the report, are already discussing with Generals at the Pentagon what changes are to be made in Iraq. If it turns out after the election that MAJOR CHANGES are required in Iraq, whose hands should the blood of our fallen fighting men and women be on? If it turns out that report has been kept under wraps to SAVE Republicans, should members of the Republican White House Administration be impeached?
I would CHALLENGE the Republican Party to do the RIGHT THING, and demand release of the Commission Report on Iraq immediately, for doing anything less makes ALL OF YOU and accomplice to the needless death of more American Troops.
If you are a Democrat, if you are voting for a Democrat because you are ready for a CHANGE in Washington, DC now is the time to make a donation to A) your favorite local Democratic challenger who is taking on a well heeled Republican Canidate, or B) to the national Democratic Party.
The Republicans have almost $100 MILLION more nationally than the Democrats, but they are faltering. Think about this...100,000 people each donating $100 would be enough money to successfully compete in TEN RACES where right now Democratic Candidates are out gunned financially.
The Washington Post has an article in today's paper announcing that the Republican Party is ABANDONING many races, and spending heavily between now and November in a DESPARATE BID to hold onto the majority, if only barely. This means certain states Congressional races are now UP FOR GRABS where they were not. This gives the Democrats a HUGE OPENING.
This is WHERE YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. $5, $10 or even $20 dollars in donations RIGHT NOW, could see the Democrats pick up a few additional seats. Right now, the Democratic National Party is polling additional races to see if they are competitive enough to jump into with NATIONAL FUNDING. Moveon.Org this week raised over $750,000 in ONE DAY with small donations. That kind of money COULD SWING A DISTRICT, such as the 19th Congressional District here in New York where John Hall is giving incumbent Tom De Lay Republican Sue Kelly a run for her money, even though she has more than ONE MILLION dollars more to spend than his campaign does. Imagine GATHER readers all getting involved in John Hall's campaign with small donations, and putting him over the top! Go check him out here: http://www.johnhallforcongress.com/node/2
Also, you can donate pens, poster board, hand soaps and paper towels to help keep down office expenses, which would allow him to maybe run an extra television ad, or make a couple more appearences between now and the election. Go buy two rolls of paper towels, send one to John Hall, and one to your local Democratic Canidate of choice...every dollar saved towards advertising makes a difference!
Mail this in kind donation to:
John Hall For Congress
420 Main Street
Beacon, NY 12508
John Hall is not the only deserving NEW FACE candidate out there, so help him, and then pick one out of your own, write an article about them here on Gather, provide a link their Campaign Website, give the phone number out for their campaign. You can reach John Hall's Campaign at this number: (845) 831-1735
Can't afford ten dollars? Take half and hour and write letters to the editor...people read them, and they make a HUGE DIFFERENCE. Each and every vote is going to count this November 7th.
*note-for those who will ask...I am not associated with, nor a paid staff member of the John Hall Campaign. I just happen to think he makes a GREAT CANDIDATE, and deserves to go to Washington, DC. Also, for all you music buffs out there, you might enjoy doing a GOOGLE search for John Hall and the band Orleans.
John Hall For Congress...RIDE THE WAVE
American patriots first dumped tea over taxes; now it could be beer over lax immigration enforcement.
More than 100 groups are being organized to support a national boycott of Miller Brewing Co. and parent company SABMiller plc, because of what is viewed as the corporation's support for illegal immigrants and amnesty for them.
"The boycott message is simple. Miller Brewing Company supports illegal immigration by giving money to groups that support amnesty, marches, and benefits for illegal aliens," the announcement on Monday said. "Citizens are encouraged to 'Dump the beer! Dump the stock.'"
Consumers should avoid Miller Lite, ICE House, Miller Genuine Draft and Milwaukee's Best, according to organizers who have posted their documentation and petition plans at www.MillerBoycott.com.
"It is time for these large corporations that are using their financial influence to open America's borders to be punished!" said William Gheen, of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC. "It is time for the immigration enforcement movement to show these unscrupulous corporations what we can do when we all work together."
The coalition is pursuing the boycott under the auspices of the National Illegal Immigration Boycott Coalition, and will be headed up by Gheen and Jason Mrocheck of WeHireAliens.com and FIRE Coalition, officials said.
POORLY WRITTEN ARTICLE in Chicago Tribune....notice how they provide NO LINKS to the boycott! Do not even mention the MAIN ORGANIZERS of the event...Chicago Tribune gave MUCH MORE COVERAGE to a very brief boycott of Miller by the ILLEGAL ALIENS...we see where the TRIBUNE stands on the issue...those bastards.
In an unprecedented abuse of Presidential powers, George Bush has been using the office to force his views, and the Republican Agenda into our homes as he tries to steal yet another election this November. His problem though, is his rhetoric does not match the FACTS on the ground as it were. Below is his missive of today, my own questions and thoughts on his misstatements in red.
Today, President Bush Delivered A Progress Report On What We Have Done To Fix The Problems Exposed By The 9/11 Attacks. Nothing quickly pops into mind...we still have MILLIONS of illegal aliens flooding across our UNSECURED Southern Borders, our ports are not secure, and here in New York, the Indian Point Nuclear Power plant is ANYTHING BUT SECURE AND SAFE.
The President looked back at four key stages of the 9/11 plot, the gaps in America's defenses that each stage exposed, and the ways we have addressed those gaps to make our country safer and help prevent another attack.
Over The Past Five Years, We Have Waged An Unprecedented Campaign Against Terror At Home And Abroad – And That Campaign Has Succeeded In Stopping Another Attack On Our Homeland. (First, notice that Bush wants to IGNORE the fact that terrorists attacks WORLD WIDE are up, not down...guess his rhetoric about caring about our friends and partners is all for the cameras? Further, his claim is not truthful...am I the only reader here that remembers the ANTHRAX attacks? Were those NOT TERRORIST ATTACKS inside our BORDERS?) Thanks to the efforts of our intelligence, law enforcement and military communities, America has not been struck again since the attacks of 9/11. Yet we have seen our enemies strike in Britain, Spain, India, Turkey, Russia, Indonesia, Jordan, Israel, Afghanistan, Iraq, and other countries. Just last month, police and intelligence officers from Britain, America, Pakistan, and other allies foiled a suicide plot to blow up passenger planes on their way to the U.S.(Curious here George Bush...if we are WINNING THE WAR ON TERROR under your REICH, how come all those countries are being attacked, why are the number of attacks WAY UP? Has it occurred to you, that your having America BOGGED DOWN IN IRAQ, instead of fighting the war on terror is a major contributing factor to these elevated attacks?)
In The First Key Stage Of The 9/11 Plot, Al Qaeda Conceived And Planned The Attacks From Abroad (Yes, they did plan it from afar, and then on August 6th, you TOTALLY IGNORED a serious warning in your Daily BRIEFING...OH WAIT, you don't like to read do you Mr. Bush...maybe that explains how you missed it, explains why you failed to put out a warning to the nations airports?)
After 9/11, The President Set Forth A New Doctrine: Nations That Harbor Or Support Terrorists Are As Guilty As The Terrorists, And Will Be Held To Account. (This sounds really good Mr. Bush, but if you REALLY MEAN THAT, why is Iran about to have the NUCLEAR BOMB, why did we not step in and fight side by side with Israel in their battle against the TERRORIST ORGANIZATION Hezbollah, why have we not taken actions against both Syria and Iran for ARMING and FINANCING this terrorist group? FACE IT MR. BUSH...you again are LYING TO US. Your actions to not back up your words, because you are a COWARD.) The first stage of the 9/11 plot exposed serious flaws in the old approach to terrorism – most importantly, that allowing states to give safe haven to terrorist networks is a grave mistake. (Again then...if as you say we cannot allow states to PROVIDE SAFE HAVEN to terrorists, why are the troops in Iraq, instead of knocking on the door of Damascus or Tehran? If we learned this lesson, seems to me we should have stayed in Afghanistan until the JOB WAS FINISHED, and Bin Laden was DEAD.)
Key Advantages Al Qaeda Enjoyed While Plotting The 9/11 Attack In Afghanistan Have Been Taken Away. (You Mr. BUSH must have the stupidest staff in the world...do they also NOT READ? In today's paper, it was announced that the War Lords in Afghanistan are as powerful as ever after a BUMPER OPIUM crop this year, and their forces are giving the United Nations troops fits...35 Canadian and Brittish troops dead this week. That does not sound as if you have TAKEN ANYTHING AWAY, other than on a very brief temporary basis.) With Afghan allies, America removed the Taliban from power and closed the al Qaeda training camps. In addition to military efforts, we are using financial tools, diplomatic pressure, and intelligence operations to disrupt the day-to-day functions of al Qaeda. As a result, al Qaeda can no longer move widely without fearing for their lives, transfer money easily through the international banking system, or communicate openly without risking detection. (Terrorists attacks ARE UP all over the world Mr. Bush, and Hezbollah just fought Israel to a stand still while launching THOUSANDS OF MISSILES into Israeli land. Recruits are UP for Al Quida, their insurgents are fighting us to a DRAW IN IRAG, yet you want us to believe your strategies are working, that you have stemmed their cash flow, and halted their movements?)
In The Second Key Stage Of The 9/11 Plot, KSM And Bin Laden Identified, Trained, And Deployed Operatives To The United States (Well, you at least got this sentence correct.)
Since 9/11, We Have Addressed The Gaps In America's Defenses That Were Exploited By Al Qaeda To Carry Out The 9/11 Attacks. (Have you Mr. Bush? I take it you do not watch Lou Dobbs? On his show tonight, he had a report that thousands of potentially dangerous individuals have entered America in the past year with FALSE PASSPORTS, and without a visa. Further, he again mentioned OUR UNSECURED BORDER WITH MEXICO, and the MILLIONS of criminals still streaming in. Tell me then how you have addressed these issues?)We have upgraded technology and added new layers of screening and security to the immigration and visa system. (HELLO....if a terrorist wants, there are TWENTY SEVEN different countries they can go to that then let them enter America WITH NO VISA...again MR. Bush that was on tonights evening news programs if you cared to watch. )Today, visa applicants like those who participated in the 9/11 hijackings would have to appear for face-to-face interviews, be fingerprinted and screened against an extensive database of known or suspected terrorists, and be checked again upon arrival to make sure their fingerprints match the fingerprints on their visas. (Again, not if they choose to enter through one of the twenty seven nations mentioned above, or if they choose to simply WALK ACROSS our Southern border, or pay a COYOTE $3,000 to bring them in.)
Terrorist Watchlists Have Been Improved. We have established common criteria for posting terrorists on a consolidated terrorist watchlist that is widely available across Federal, State, and local government. Information from this list would be accessible at airports, consulates, border crossings, and to State and local law enforcement. Your own people snuck through both the Northern and Southern borders with FAKE ID's, so your watch list is RUBBISH.
At The President's Direction, The NSA Created The Terrorist Surveillance Program (TSP). (You mean the same NSA spying case that the courts have stated are UNCONSTITUTIONAL? That program Mr. Bush? The one you keep insisting is legal, even though you have LOST EVERY COURT CASE CHALLENGE on your contentions...in fact, the court overseeing wiretaps have stated they believe the program is ILLEGAL.) Before 9/11, U.S. intelligence professionals found it difficult to monitor international communications, such as those between the planners of the 9/11 attack abroad and the al Qaeda operatives secretly in the United States. (Hello, you have THREE FULL DAYS after you start a wire tap to get a SEARCH WARRANT...stop with the DAMN LIES you MAGGOT.)The TSP helps protect Americans by allowing us to track terrorist communications like these, so we can learn about threats like the 9/11 plot before it is too late.
Once Again, The President Called On Congress To Promptly Pass Legislation Providing Additional Authority For The Terrorist Surveillance Program. (IF as you say, the program is LEGAL, why do you need NEW LAWS passed? You should be impeached.) A legal challenge to the TSP was recently upheld by a Federal district court judge in Michigan. The Administration strongly disagrees with this ruling, is appealing it, and believes its appeal will be successful. (Hello...YOU LOST, get over it, and start OBEYING THE LAWS of the United States....OH, I forgot, you only enforce laws that suit you...the 20 MILLION ILLEGAL ALIENS HERE PROVE THAT ONE.) A series of protracted legal challenges would put a heavy burden on this crucial program and could present unacceptable delays. (Delays in what, your raping and pillaging of our constitutional RIGHTS? You are despicable.)
In The Third Key Stage Of The 9/11 Plot, The Rest Of The 19 Al Qaeda Operatives Arrived In The United States (As someone living in New York, let me tell you Mr. Bush....you had a CHANCE to stop 9/11 and BLEW IT...stand up and be a man, admit you screwed up, admit that you should have taken action on that briefing paper.)
In Response To 9/11, The FBI Has Made Protecting America From Terrorist Attack Its Top Priority. The FBI has hired more counter terrorism agents and analysts; created a unified National Security Branch to coordinate terrorism investigations and intelligence operations; and expanded the number of Joint Terrorism Task Forces to help Federal, State, and local law enforcement officers work together. Curious here Mr. Bush...if you are SO CONCERNED with National Security, why did you boot out of the military numerous well trained ARABIC SPEAKING AND READING soldiers because they were GAY? Are you so HOMOPHOBIC that you put your church doctrines ahead of NATIONAL SECURITY?
In Addition, We Worked With Congress To Tear Down The Legal And Bureaucratic Wall That Kept Law Enforcement And Intelligence From Sharing Information. All levels of government are sharing far more information than ever before and connecting the dots to stop terrorists before they strike. With Congress, we have:
The Fourth And Final Stage Of The 9/11 Plot Came On The Morning Of The Attack
(The Morning when you kept READING TO SCHOOL CHILDREN, rather than take decisive action? That MORNING Mr. Bush? By the way, what was your father doing that morning meeting with members of the Bin Laden family in a POSH Washington, DC hotel? Furthermore, why did you let the Bin Laden family fly out of America the next day before the FBI and the CIA had ample chance to question them?)
We Have Taken Many Steps To Address The Security Gaps That The Hijackers Exploited That Morning. We have created the Transportation Security Administration to ensure that every passenger and every bag is screened; increased the number of Federal air marshals on domestic and international flights; trained and authorized thousands of pilots to carry firearms; and hardened cockpit doors to prevent terrorists from gaining access to the controls. How about doing something that lets America live normally, allows us to do simple things like carry a bottle of shampoo or perfume onto the plan with us? Take some of that money you are wasting in Iraq, and give us SOME TRUE SECURITY.
We Are Working To Stay Several Steps Ahead Of The Terrorists, America Has Gone On The Offense Across The World, And Our Country Is Safer
On 9/11, We Saw That The Terrorists Have To Be Right Only Once To Kill Our People – While We Have To Be Right Every Time To Stop Them. To protect the American people, we need to do everything in our power to stop the next attack. (Give it up Mr. Bush, you have BEAT THAT LINE TO DEATH, milked every last drop of political life you are going to get out of it. By the way, how long was it between the first and second attack of the World Trade Center? In short, stop touting your record of keeping us safe for five years, as I am NOT IMPRESSED.)
As We Fight The Enemies Of A Free Iraq, We Must Also Ensure That Al Qaeda And Its Allies Never Get Their Hands On The Tools Of Mass Murder. We launched the Proliferation Security Initiative, a coalition of more than 70 countries that are cooperating to stop shipments related to deadly weapons. We worked with Great Britain to persuade Libya to give up its nuclear weapons program and put the black market nuclear network of A.Q. Khan, who was shipping equipment to Iran and North Korea, out of business. Stop the SMOKE AND MIRRORS Mr. Bush, and tell us what you are going to do about both Iran and North Korea.
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When the Boycott Miller Brewing Company was organized, the goal of the key players was to get 100 organizations behind the BOYCOTT...well, three days into the boycott, and the organizers are well over half the way home to reaching that goal with 56 supporting organizations now on board.
Here are the LATEST statistics, and a link for those wishing to sign up for this GREAT AMERICAN MOVEMENT.
National Illegal Immigration Boycott Coalition
[56 supporting organizations; our goal is 100+]
Launch Date: 9/5/2006
21st Century Paul Revere Ride 9/11 Families For a Secure America Alamo Alliance ALIPAC American Freedom Riders AmericanPatrol.com BoycottMiller.com Buy Direct USA California Coalition of Immigration Reform Chicago Minuteman Project Citizens Against Illegal Aliens Citizens Council on Illegal Immigration Citizens for a Constitutional Republic CT Citizens for Immigration Control The Conservative Voice Eagle Forum of California FIRE Coalition Floridians for Immigration Enforcement Friends of the Border Patrol Frosty Wooldridge Gilchrist's Angels IllegalAliens.us IllegalImmigrantProtest.com Immigration Watchdog Indiana Federation for Immigration Reform and Enforcement Invading America Las Vegas Minutemen Latino Americans for Immigration Reform (LAIR) Massachusetts Citizens for Immigration Reform The Midwest Minutemen Minnesotan Minutemen Minnesotans Seeking Immigration Reform Minuteman Civil Defense Corps Mississippi Federation for Immigration Reform and Enforcement Mothers Against Illegal Aliens NC Listen Northern New Mexico Minuteman Civil Defense Corps Ohio Jobs & Justice Porgie's Political Bullsheet San Diego Border Alert Save Our State Secured Borders USA Take Back Georgia The Terry Anderson Show The Uncooperative Blogger United Patriots of America U.S. Border Alert U.S. Border Control U.S. Border Watch VDare.com United Citizens of America Vietnamese for Fair Immigration Wachdog America Washingtonians for Immigration Reform WeHireAliens.com Worlds Reality
As regular readers of my blog know, I ADORE fine automobiles, even if from afar. Needing a break from my efforts to support the Miller Brewing Company BOYCOTT I decided to check in on my own FAVORITE electric car Company, Tesla Motors and all I can say is WOW.
Their goal had been to take orders for 100 Signature Series Roadsters, and they have ACCOMPLISHED that goal and then some as they are now taking reservations for their next 100 Roadsters! Any one out there interested in buying this opinionated old hippie one of these DREAM MACHINES? (Never hurts to ask.)
Response to the Tesla Roadster has been even greater than we anticipated, and we’ve “sold out” of our special edition Signature One Hundred Roadsters. We’re now taking reservations for our next 100 Tesla Roadsters to be built.