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Cutting thru the Propaganda
Hall of Shame
Evil GOP Bastard of the Month
John Bolton
GOP Shock Trooper & UN Ambassador Nominee
The Bush administration has found the perfect
representative for its
philosophy and values
Since the New Deal, Republicans have been on the wrong side of every issue of concern to ordinary Americans; Social Security, the war in Vietnam, equal rights, civil liberties, church- state separation, consumer issues, public education, reproductive freedom, national health care, labor issues, gun policy, campaign-finance reform, the environment
and tax fairness. No political party could remain so consistently wrong by accident.
The only rational conclusion is that, despite their cynical "family values" propaganda, the Republican Party is a criminal conspiracy to betray the interests of the American people
in favor of plutocratic and corporate interests, and absolutist religious groups. 

Why? Because they're evil GOP bastards!
in John Bolton. The philosophy, of course, is "my way or the highway,"
and the value he embodies is "might makes right." Described as the ultimate "kiss-up, kick-down" manager, Bolton is, at best, a flaming
asshole. He's also proved  to be a loose cannon, diplomatically, having done much to inflame the crisis of North Korean nukes.  His putative former boss, Colin Powell, has quietly campaigned against Bolton's nomination. As has been Bush's practice to appoint indus-
try lobbyists to head the regulatory agencies they'd opposed, Bolton's real mission will be to bully, bluster and denigrate the UN -- his reward for his efforts at thwarting the
2000 Florida recount.  MORE
Rewarding the Rapture Right by appointing "snake-handler" judges can only be done by ban-
ning Senate filibusters. After that, we can appoint any nut we want to the bench.
May  2005
Need more proof that the Republicans are evil bastards?

It Can't Happen Here? The Case for Ballot Tampering in the 2004 Elections

The Madness of George W. Bush: A Reflection of Our Collective Psychosis

It's official: Gore won Florida in 2000

The Florida Republican Recount Riot: A Consortorium report on how paid GOP operatives circumvented the democratic process through mob violence

Timeline of Bush administration's Iraq war lies

Caught on Film: Bush rhetoric versus reality

The October Surprise: 
The Reagan campaign committed treason against the US to ensure the defeat of Jimmy Carter in 1980, and got away with it

How heretical cult leader / convicted felon Sun Myung Moon achieved such influence over the Republican Party (and shameless televangelist lackeys like Jerry Falwell)

Bill Moyers on media consolidation and the decline of American journalism

Theocracy Watch: American Taliban endangers freedom from religion

List of influential right-wIng think tanks & foundations

Al Gore's Remarks on GOP Efforts to Ban Senate Filibuster
"I am genuinely dismayed and deeply concerned by the recent actions of some Republican lead-
ers to undermine the rule of law by demanding the Senate be stripped of its right to unlimited debate where the confirmation of judges is concerned, and even to engage in outright threats and intimidation against federal judges with whom they disagree." 

The case for 2004 election theft
Means, Motive, Opportunity
The implied question in this scen-
ario is clear: if GOP partisans own the voting machines, count the votes, refuse to allow independent validation of the tallies, and if the Republicans choose to take advantage of this opportunity for fraud, is there any way any way at all that the Democrats could win the 2006 election and regain control of Congress?

Clearly, the Democratic Party and its allies look forward to victory in 2006 because they are in denial: they simply cannot bring them-
selves to face the compelling evidence that in the United States today, the
electoral process is rigged, thus the will of the people is irrelevant to the governance of the nation, and thus the United States has ceased to be a democracy.

What Can We the People Do About Election Fraud?
During the two and a half years that The Crisis Papers has been on the web, we have posted hundreds of articles and links on our Election 2004 Fraud and Electoral Integrity pages. In addition I have written and published numerous essays about the issue, most recently just two weeks ago. On each occasion, I have received numerous letters telling me "I'm convinced that the elections are fraudulent," then asking, "now what can I do about it?"

Here is a partial answer. Partial, because if honest and verifiable elections are ever to return to the United States it will be because this question will be asked relentlessly by an outraged public.
Electoral integrity is arguably the most important political issue to face the American people since the founding of our democracy, as it raises the question of whether, in fact, we still have a democracy. For if, as the skeptics contend, the outcome of our federal elections are decided before a single vote is cast, then the government of the United States no longer "[derives] its just powers from the consent of the governed." Despite what we are told from Washington, or by the corporate media, this is not a government "of, by, and for the people."

Programmer who Wrote
Vote-Fixing Software for GOP Passes Polygraph Test

After many months and many re-
quests and many challenges from both critics and Mainstream Media types, The St. Petersburg Times is reporting -- and The BRAD BLOG can confirm -- that Clint Curtis took a polygraph test on March 3rd...and passed!

The lie-detector test, administered to Curtis by Tim Robinson, the retired chief polygraph operator for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, found that the Florida whistleblowing software designer who has charged in a sworn affidavit that he was asked by U.S. Rep. Tom Feeney (R-FL) to
create an electronic vote-rigging software prototype in 2000, was indeed found to be truthful in all of his responses! 

Republican Asked a Programmer for Software to Alter Electronic Vote Totals
Democrats around the country
have accused Republicans of stealing the last two presidential elections in Florida. Now some internet web sites that traffic in conspiracy theories have fashioned something of a political thriller out of a series of apparently unrelated events they say prove the elections really were stolen.

The tale reaches far beyond elec-
tions to include a dead investigator for the state Department of Trans-
portation, a $210 red Coach purse, gambling trips to Las Vegas and Biloxi, Miss., a Chinese computer expert charged with illegally ship-
ping computer chips to Beijing and an Oviedo computer firm accused of overbilling the state. And the villain? U.S. Rep. Tom Feeney, an Oviedo Republican elected to Congress in 2002 after spending two years as state House Speaker.

Noted libertarian speaks out:
How Americans Were
Seduced by War

Americans have been betrayed. Sooner or later Americans will realize that they have been led to defeat in a pointless war by political leaders who they inattentively trusted. They have been misinform-
ed by a sycophantic corporate media too mindful of advertising revenues to risk reporting truths branded unpatriotic by the propa-
gandistic slogan, "you are
with us or against us."

What happens when Americans wake up to their betrayal? It is too late to be rescued from catastrophe in Iraq, but perhaps if Americans can understand how such a grand mistake was made they can avoid repeating it.

In a forthcoming book from Oxford University Press, The New Ameri-
can Militarism
, Andrew J. Bacevich writes that we can avoid future disasters by understanding how our doctrines went wrong and by returning to the precepts laid down by our Founding Fathers, men of infinitely more wisdom than those currently holding reins of power.

He describes how civilian strateg-
ists not military leaders, transform-
ed a strategy of deterrence that regarded war as a last resort into a strategy of naked aggression.
Exposing the ugly truth
about the Republican Party's diabolical plot to replace constitutional democracy with an oligarchic
fascist theocracy...

It's the only rational explanation!
Why does the Republican Party zealously pursue policies so obviously counter to the best interests of ordinary Americans? 

It can only be
because they're...
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US Iraq War Spending Exceeds $300 Billion
The Senate moved toward approving $81 billion for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan on Thursday in a measure that would push the total cost of combat and reconstruction past $300 billion.  MORE

Christian Cult Plotting US Theocracy

Meet the Dominionists -- biblical literalists who believe God has called them to take over the U.S. government. As the far-right wing of the evangelical movement, Dominionists are pressing an agenda that makes Newt Gingrich's Contract With America look like the Communist Manifesto. They want to rewrite schoolbooks to reflect a Christian version of American history, pack the nation's courts with judges who follow Old Testament law, post the Ten Commandments in every courthouse and make it a felony for gay men to have sex and women to have abortions.

In Florida, when the courts ordered Terri Schiavo's feeding tube removed, it was the Dominionists who organized round-the-clock protests and issued a fiery call for Gov.
Jeb Bush to defy the law and take Schiavo into state custody. Their ultimate goal is to plant the seeds of a "faith-based" government that will endure far longer than Bush's presidency -- all the way until Jesus comes back. 

Air Force Cadets Victimized by Religious Harassment
Less than two years after it was plunged into a rape scandal, the Air Force Academy is scrambling to address complaints that evangelical Christians wield so much influence at the school that anti-Semitism and other forms of religious harassment have become pervasive. There have been 55 complaints of religious discrimination at the academy in the past four years, including cases in which a Jewish cadet was told the Holocaust was revenge for the death of Jesus and another was called a Christ killer by a fellow cadet.

AU Files Suit on AF Academy Religious Intolerance

Religious intolerance is systemic and pervasive at the Air Force Academy and, if nothing changes, it could result in "prolonged and costly" litigation, according to a report issued by a group advocating strict separation of church and state.

14-page report, released Thursday, listed incidents of mandatory prayers, proselytizing by teachers, insensitivity to religious minorities and allegations that evangelical Christianity is the preferred faith at the institution.

"I think this is the most serious, military-related systemic problem I have ever seen in the decades I've been doing this work," said Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. "There is a clear preference for Christianity at the academy, so that everyone else feels like a second-class citizen." 

Heritage Foundation Shifts Policy After Donation
For years, the Heritage Foundation sharply criticized the autocratic rule of former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, denouncing his anti-Semitism, his jailing of political opponents and his "anti-free market currency controls."

Then, late in the summer of 2001, the conservative nonprofit Washington think tank began to change its assessment: Heritage financed an Aug. 30-Sept. 4, 2001, trip to Malay-
sia for three House members and their spouses. Heritage put on briefings for the congressional delegation titled "Malaysia: Standing Up for Democracy" and "U.S. and Malaysia: Ways to Cooperate in Order to Influence Peace and Stability in Southeast Asia." 

US University Enrolment 'In Decline'
Participation in higher education has stagnated and even gone into decline for the first time in the US, a conference in Oxford heard yesterday.  The unexpected development
in the country that invented mass higher education, but is now seeing its lead whittled away by European countries, including the UK, has prompted soul searching among American public universities and state authorities.
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