The Peach

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Friday, April 22, 2005

The Cowardly Liar

After bragging how he wanted to "get his hands dirty"on Earth Day, Bush cancelled his planned trip to the Great Smoky Mountains because of, heaven help us, rain. That's right, the imminent threat of thunderstorms, hail, lions, tigers, bears and, what could be even more threatening, environmentalists is keeping the lord of the wimps from a more than certain embarassing photo-op. Why anyone would actually expect him to publicly celebrate Earth Day, an event that he could give a rat's ass about, is beyond The Peach's comprehension.

Instead our fearful leader will make a brief stop in Knoxville where, oddly enough, the forecast is similarly calling for thunderstorms. The Peach is sure the choreographed audience of Bushniks was easier to round up there.

Selfish Bastard

For those right-wingers who felt that Sen. Rick Santorum only had Terry Schiavo's interests in mind when he so vigorously argued for Federal intervention, The Peach strongly suggests they read this article. It appears that the Pennsylavania representative raked in a cool $104,000 from Florida donors during his high profile, three month public vigil for Schiavo.

The bulk, $84,300, was collected on March 29th and 30th when he made campaign stops at four Florida cities. One of those stops included praying with the Schiavo parents outside of Terry Schiavo's hospice room, just two days before she died. Ironically enough, Santorum actually received the $84,300 on the day Terry passed away.

All of this comes at a time when polling numbers are not looking kindly at "Right-Wing Rick." The potential Democratic opponent, Robert P. Casey Jr., holds a 14 percentage point lead in a possible Senate race. The poll also found that only 14 percent of Pennsylvania voters were more likely to vote for Santorum because of his Schiavo involvement.

Pennsylvanians should not only be angered by the fact that Rick is fueling his campaign with money from right-wing lunatics living in a far away state whose daily temperature is 15-20 degrees warmer then theirs. They should also be absolutely livid that he abused the painful circumstances of Terry Schiavo and the entire Schiavo family for his own selfish cause.

If there were a trap door that was activated by a button with the inscription "Burn in Hell" on it, then Santorum should be standing on that door.

Big Oil = $Billions----Amtrak = $0

The Peach can do nothing but shrivel its fuzzy forehead when it looks at Bush's spending plans for this nation. On the heels of pushing through $81 billion for Iraq and Afghanistan (which now pushes the war's total cost to well over $300 billion dollars), Bush's self-congratulatory Energy Bill is expected to give energy companies billions of dollars in tax breaks, making it even easier for oil executives to purchase that additional vacation home in the Bahamas.

And don't believe that crap that Bush is troubled by some of the bill's subsidies. He and VP Dick's 'energy task force' carved out this giant slice of pie for their buddies over four years ago. If he's that troubled then he should veto the bill. But The Peach knows that will not be the case. Bush will sign this bill even if it means depriving the American people of yet another everyday necessity.

Which brings us to Amtrak. While Bush continues to act as if he really wants transportation and fuel alternatives in order to conserve, his newest budget proposal has the Feds tossing Amtrak a big goose egg. That's right-- zippo, niente, nada, nichts, the big hula hoop. Not one thin dime. Senators on both sides of the aisle are arguing that such action is basically a nod to shut the place down.

To The Peach what is happening is crystal clear. Instead of pursuing different methods of commuting like mass transit, high speed rails, etc., Bush's alternative is to offer no alternative and continue to funnel all of our finances to companies that would prefer the staus quo of burning as much fuel as we can. Bush says we're burning too much fuel, but his proposals require that we go ahead and burn more.

The Peach doesn't call him Dumbya for nothing.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

As Long As They're Our Terrorists

There's no need to be worried about any Homeland Security investigators knocking at your door as long as you maintain a right-wing, pro NRA, Christian stance. According to this article, as long as you're right-wing you are more than likely not considered any form of terrorist threat.

It seems that HSD doesn't deem extreme-right wing militia members, white supremacists, survivalists, or lunatic supporters of Timothy McVeigh,Terry Nichols, Eric Rudolph, Matthew Hale and others of their ilk as a danger to the American people.

On the other hand, if you're an animal-loving, tree-hugging lefty, well that's another story. The recent HSD internal document lists the Animal Liberation Front and the Earth Liberation Front as domestic terror threats.

The Peach feels that it was only a matter of time before the Bush administration expanded its list of terrorists to include those people who not only oppose him, but also don't even vote Republican. It just goes to show that as long as you're voting for them this administration will just look the other way.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Baron's Brain: You Can't Handle The Truth, Pt. 3

Bush borrows a page from the Moore play book.  By Dara Purvis.
What is it with Senate hearings and images of Bushies giving this hand gesture. First it was Condie Rice, then Rummy, and now it's John Bolton. The Brain once again asks readers to consider which of the following topics are being addressed:

a) President Bush's IQ
b) President Bush's attention span
c) President Bush's real reason for invading Iraq
d) All of the above

Monday, April 18, 2005

And By The Way . . .

If you want to get a better sense of who Tom DeLay is strumming up support from, one only need look at who spoke at the annual NRA convention before DeLay took the stage. Yes, it was none other than that has-been, 'can't even sell out a concert in my home state of Michigan' rock dinosaur Ted Nugent. Ted has become such a minor blip on the celebrity screen that he now desperately seeks attention from an audience that prepares themselves daily for the feared invasion by Canada and Mexico (they're organizing I tell ya).

And if anyone wants to know what fires up these supposed mainstream Americans, part of Ted's speech included this rant:
"Remember the Alamo! Shoot 'em! To show you how radical I am, I want carjackers dead. I want rapists dead. I want burglars dead. I want child molesters dead. I want the bad guys dead. No court case. No parole. No early release. I want 'em dead. Get a gun and when they attack you, shoot 'em."
Just another proud supporter of God, Democracy and the Republican Party.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

DeLay Resorting To Armed Defense


In a scene reminiscent of Charlton Heston's "from my dead hands" proclamation, Tom DeLay has given up on support from his congressional district and is now pursuing armed backing from the NRA. In a speech given to the NRA, DeLay was quoted as saying, "When a man is in trouble or in a good fight, you want to have your friends around, preferably armed. So I feel really good."

It seems with the arrival of each new day, DeLay performs yet another act of desperation in his failing attempt to save his political life. As proof that he no longer garners strong support from those who elected him, The Peach supplies this quote from Patricia Baig: "He is an embarassment to our district. He doesn't represent his district and it is time for him to do the honorable thing and resign."

So Tom can rile up as many bible-thumping, rifle-toting maniacs as he wants. They won't get him votes and they won't be there when the truth of his political infidelities comes out.