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Bush's Nonsense Coming To An End (Major-Mega Barf Alert!)
San Antonio Express-News ^ | 03/03/2006 | Mansour El-Kikhia

Posted on 03/03/2006 5:48:30 AM PST by texianyankee

Well, it has finally happened. Americans are regaining their senses, and the cycle of ignorance that has gripped this nation for the past five years is relinquishing its hold.

Seeing the end in sight, the rats have begun to jump ship and retreat into their holes, along with their media pundits, Barbie dolls and think-tank experts. It seems Americans have had enough of the "fair and balanced" news and the policies that caused their mental constipation.

In record time, the United States has been transformed from a free and secure nation, loved and respected by much of the world, to one that is less secure and less free. And while radical and fringe terrorist groups in 2001 might have had an ax to grind with the United Sates, today many more such groups have been spawned and target American life and property.

Most important, "the war on terror," the cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy, is providing support for dictators to decimate all legitimate opposition within their societies, further increasing radicalism and anti-Americanism.

As evidenced by the White House, Congress and the new Supreme Court, the radical right has subjugated America's domestic and foreign policy to its will. This faction is attempting to turn back time by eliminating the political and social gains Americans fought so hard to win. New economic policies are targeting the legacies of the New Deal and the Great Society and unleashing huge corporations to act with impunity.

More serious are the attacks on personal freedoms hard-won by the civil rights movement and the counterculture revolution of the '50s, '60s and '70s.

Internationally, they have fashioned a new enemy for the United States, namely Islam and Muslims. I have rarely seen so much hate, misinformation and ignorance displayed so prominently in every facet of American society. Institutions of higher learning are under attack. College Republicans go out of their way in the name of free speech to insult and denigrate those who are different from them. Many speakers and advocates of these groups are paid for by national organizations.

So what are the indicators that America's stupor is coming to an end?

First, polls indicate that most Republican candidates for Congress are facing extreme difficulties holding on to public support.

Second, 56 percent of Americans no longer believe "the war against terror" argument used by the administration to pass unpopular policies.

Third, the war in Iraq is wrong, unnecessary and senseless. According to recent polls, only 34 percent support President Bush in his efforts to maintain it.

Fourth, according to a poll conducted by Zogby International and reported in the Washington Post, 75 percent of U.S. troops in Iraq disagree with the Bush administration and favor evacuating Iraq within a year. Indeed, 29 percent advocate immediate withdrawal. More important, 82 percent didn't buy the administration's weapons-of-mass-destruction argument.

Fifth, the cost of the war has been horrific to the Iraqis and has destabilized their country and turned it into a breeding ground for extremists. Al-Qaida might be paralyzed or even dead, but thanks to this administration, its children are alive and well. And they have no qualms about murdering anyone who gets in their way.

It hasn't been without a cost for America, either. According to the Washington Post, one in three service members in Iraq returns with debilitating psychological disorders.

Sixth, for the first time Americans are discovering how much of their country's economic activity is controlled by foreign business interests. Few can argue against the management of five ports by Dubai World Ports when so many U.S. ports are run by Chinese, Singaporean and British companies.

Finally, the more Americans learn, the more anxious they will be to sweep this administration and its supporters into the dustbin of history and open the windows to let knowledge and hope back in.


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bullzogby; bush; goebbelswouldbeproud; iraq; msm; polls; press; propaganda; thebiglie; wot; zogbyism
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1 posted on 03/03/2006 5:48:34 AM PST by texianyankee
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To: texianyankee

I read an article a few days ago where it basically stated that Republican exhaustion is going to bring in the Dems. People just want the bad news to go away. Who cares if its manufactured or half truths. They just dont want to hear it anymore.


2 posted on 03/03/2006 5:51:05 AM PST by newconhere
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To: SJackson

Ping! El Kuko is at it again.


3 posted on 03/03/2006 5:51:10 AM PST by texianyankee
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To: texianyankee
Major-Mega-Chunk-Spewing-Toilet-Hugging-Porcelain-Bus-Driving Hurl Alert!!!!
4 posted on 03/03/2006 5:51:45 AM PST by Rummyfan
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To: texianyankee
"By Mansour El-Kikhia"

A good Irish name, if I do say so myself.

I guess when they realize that no one believes them, the left will get more and more shrill. When do they explode?

5 posted on 03/03/2006 5:52:06 AM PST by RabidBartender
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To: texianyankee
nternationally, they have fashioned a new enemy for the United States, namely Islam and Muslims.

"New" enemy?

Too much rubbish in this article to even begin taking it apart. The US remains the world's best friend--and best hope. All who love freedom will continue to stand with America.

6 posted on 03/03/2006 5:53:16 AM PST by ToryHeartland
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To: RabidBartender
When do they explode?

When Cheney is sworn in as President, Natch!

7 posted on 03/03/2006 5:53:32 AM PST by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: texianyankee

That's funny...I don't recall us being "loved and respected" during the Clinton years. I seem to recall the World Trade Center and a couple of our embassies getting bombed, not to mention Khobar Towers. Don't know what the author has been smoking, but it couldn't be legal.


8 posted on 03/03/2006 5:53:51 AM PST by seanmerc
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To: texianyankee

"More serious are the attacks on personal freedoms hard-won by the civil rights movement and the counterculture revolution of the '50s, '60s and '70s.:

Well, we know where this guy is coming from. When the Rebulicans hold on to Congress in 06 and win in 08, I can't wait to hear what this guys has to say...bet it has something to do with voter fraud, or "Americans are stupid."


9 posted on 03/03/2006 5:54:33 AM PST by Tulane
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To: newconhere

Yeah, I hope so.
However, it's obvious the dims "strategy" is to continually pound on Dubya on Iraq, Katrina, NSA, etc, throughout the remainder of his term in the hopes that it will tarnish him & the republicans and people will respond by voting in the dims.


10 posted on 03/03/2006 5:55:13 AM PST by texianyankee
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To: texianyankee
As evidenced by the White House, Congress and the new Supreme Court, the radical right has subjugated America's domestic and foreign policy to its will.

Kind of like when the Looney Left "subjugated" America's domestic and foreign policy to its will?

11 posted on 03/03/2006 5:56:06 AM PST by Tokra (I think I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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To: texianyankee

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Consider the source.


12 posted on 03/03/2006 5:57:05 AM PST by Fintan (Did you really think I could post such insightful replies if I actually read the article???)
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To: newconhere
The Dems are fooling themselves if they think America wants them. Maybe the American people are tired of Bush. Maybe they want a new direction. But they want to turn right, not left.

I hope they keep fooling themselves so badly that they think 2006 and 2008 were "stolen", too. Because until they learn what's wrong with themselves, they'll never be able to change it and win elections again.
13 posted on 03/03/2006 5:57:18 AM PST by chesley (Liberals...what's not to loathe?)
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To: texianyankee

Does this really pass for news in Austin? Hard to believe that all States have their little cesspools of liberalism isn't it?


14 posted on 03/03/2006 5:58:01 AM PST by SPOTTEDOWL (Are frontal lobotomies prerequisite for being classified as a liberal?)
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To: Tulane

I can't wait till the 60s are rolled back, myself. With a few exceptions such as equality before the law for all men.


15 posted on 03/03/2006 5:59:00 AM PST by chesley (Liberals...what's not to loathe?)
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To: texianyankee

I see that this clown is quoting the phony poll that was cooked up by that treasonous liar John Zogby and paid for by an anti-war kook. Zogby deserves nothing less than to be tried for treason and, hopefully, executed. In my opinion, he deserves nothing less than that.


16 posted on 03/03/2006 5:59:34 AM PST by D-Chivas
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To: RabidBartender
When do they explode?

Right about the time they wrap themselves in explosives and position themselves in the midst of a crowd of innocents.

17 posted on 03/03/2006 6:02:18 AM PST by newgeezer (Just my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary.)
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To: chesley

Yeah---didn't mean to suggest that civil rights need to go---was simply trying to say the dude is an ex-flower child douche.


18 posted on 03/03/2006 6:02:34 AM PST by Tulane
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To: texianyankee
Most important, "the war on terror," the cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy, is providing support for dictators to decimate all legitimate opposition within their societies, further increasing radicalism and anti-Americanism

Oh, NOW I SEE...........don't retaliate because then they'll REALLY, REALLY, REEEEEALLLY be mad at us.

Nice missive there, Neville.

19 posted on 03/03/2006 6:02:46 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: texianyankee

What's amazing is that the libs think that the president's low poll numbers mean that we are all scurrying to the left and ready to vote for Ted Kennedy.


20 posted on 03/03/2006 6:02:46 AM PST by Mercat (I trust George W.)
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To: texianyankee
He forgot to mention the other Democrat talking points:

-- Bush's all-out assault on women's rights;
-- The administration's rape of the environment;
-- The virtual looting of our treasury;
-- The nightly blood sacrifices of small children;
-- Poor choice in curtains for the Executive Mansion ...

21 posted on 03/03/2006 6:02:48 AM PST by IronJack
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To: Fintan
"So what are the indicators that America's stupor is coming to an end?"

Better question, El-Kuko, what are the indicators that UTSA & Express-News stupor coming to an end & fire you?

22 posted on 03/03/2006 6:02:58 AM PST by texianyankee
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To: seanmerc

We weren't "loved and respected" during the 70s either. I lived in Norway at that time and they hated the US and capitalism.


23 posted on 03/03/2006 6:03:21 AM PST by cinives (On some planets what I do is considered normal.)
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To: SPOTTEDOWL

He's in San Antonio. I dunno, but I betcha he's got a following up I-35 in Austin.


24 posted on 03/03/2006 6:04:29 AM PST by texianyankee
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To: texianyankee
...one in three service members in Iraq returns with debilitating psychological disorders.

Well, perhaps it's a little off topic, but I heard this crap so much in the '70's and '80's, about all us "crazed Vietnam Veterans", that I almost believed it myself.

It became convenient for many to just blame any aberration on the "crazed Vienam Veteran" syndrome, that it showed up in many movies, television programs, books, etc, and became an official diagnosis of the voodoo-hoodoo socalled shrink doctors when they couldn't pull anything else out of their medicine bags.

It worked back then to demonize our vets, I assume this idiot author feels it will work now.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

25 posted on 03/03/2006 6:04:39 AM PST by OldSmaj (Hey Islam...I flushed a koran today and I let my dog pp on it first. Come get me, moon bats!)
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To: texianyankee

Look like Mansour missed a little poll yesterday.

89-10 for renewing the Patriot Act.


26 posted on 03/03/2006 6:05:47 AM PST by nonkultur
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To: texianyankee
It seems Americans have had enough of the "fair and balanced" news

The downturn in Bush's popularity is because of an increase in bias from the Mass Media (they are out of the Mainstream and merely broadcasting Howie Dean's DNC Talking Points). So yeah, they aren't getting balanced reporting anymore...

27 posted on 03/03/2006 6:07:45 AM PST by weegee ("Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15.")
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To: chesley

I dont know if their tiring of Bush per say but the onslaught of news is exasperating to many and just want it all to go away. Hence bring in someone new. Yes, many more want the right side but their is no voice right now at all. The media is not only going after Bush it is demeaning everything conservative, everything. They not only want joe shmoo to tire of Bush they want joe shmoo to tire of the Republicans (party of corruption)


28 posted on 03/03/2006 6:08:05 AM PST by newconhere
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To: newconhere
"Bush's nonsense coming to an end"

If that is so then it is time for the women to get out their berkas and give up their freedom. The rest of us should prepare to be eliminated as the democrats give our country to the Islamic terrorist.

If the American people want to give their country to the terrorist then there is nothing we can do. There is no place to go for once we fall the rest of the world will also fall or the Chinese will put some nukes on Islam and the world will come under domination of tyrants. If this is what the American people and the media wants hope I will be around to see them in their hour of distress when their heads start to roll, so I can cheer, before mine does.
29 posted on 03/03/2006 6:08:14 AM PST by YOUGOTIT
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To: texianyankee
loved and respected by much of the world

Such a beautiful dream! How about envied and reviled? That might be more accurate.

30 posted on 03/03/2006 6:10:32 AM PST by siunevada (If we learn nothing from history, what's the point of having one? - Peggy Hill)
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To: OldSmaj

My Dad is a WWII vet - I imagine he came back psychologically affected - maybe even in today's lexicon, he would be considered damaged. But not in my view.

He worked at one job for 37 years & took on a second job so he could support 3 kids & send them off to college. Yet, whenever WWII comes up, his eyes water and despite being raised on a ranch in the Texas Hill Country where hunting was a part of life, he lost his appetite for guns after the war.


31 posted on 03/03/2006 6:11:17 AM PST by texianyankee
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To: newconhere
It seems Americans have had enough of the "fair and balanced" news and the policies that caused their mental constipation.

Really? Fox News is in the tank? I missed their ratings plunge. :)

32 posted on 03/03/2006 6:14:11 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: newconhere
I think the lib media has a bunch of non-story "stories" lined up just to keep the pressure on Pres Bush.

Notice that the ports dustup started winding down and.....shazaam...the video of Bush before Katrina hit was trotted out. When this "story" starts to wane, there will be another.

33 posted on 03/03/2006 6:14:25 AM PST by B.O. Plenty (Islam, liberalism and abortions are terminal..)
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To: texianyankee
the United States has been transformed from a free and secure nation, loved and respected by much of the world...

I missed that. I must have been on vacation that day.

34 posted on 03/03/2006 6:16:15 AM PST by 6SJ7
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To: YOUGOTIT; newconhere
re :If the American people want to give their country to the terrorist then there is nothing we can do. M

The problem is that most people don't see it that way.

I am a firm supporter of the War on Terror and I do not see it that way.

The Islamic world is a house totally divided.

They have neither the resources, the experience or the capability to take over the world.

Like Afghanistan they are more than happy to kill each other depending on which schism of there religion they support.

There best people desert to the West for a better life, like the Communists of old they can only maintain power through repression

If we withdraw from Iraq, it will collapse into a three sided civil war which will spread to Iran and Syria both nations are sitting on a powder keg.

Such a war will have a major impact on the economies of the world as Oil supplies are disrupted.

We can not withdraw from Iraq because once we removed Saddam we are responsible for that nation and have to stay there until the nation building is complete.

35 posted on 03/03/2006 6:17:46 AM PST by tonycavanagh (We got plenty of doomsayers where are the truth sayers)
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To: texianyankee

031719C MAR 2006

///// U N C L A S S I F I E D /////

FM: OLD SARGE
TO: MANSOUR EL-KIKHIA
SU: YOUR OPINION

1. SCREW YOU.
2. NOTHING FOLLOWS.

EOM/EOM/EOM


36 posted on 03/03/2006 6:18:19 AM PST by Old Sarge (Fobbit = REMF ... how do you like me now?)
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To: texianyankee
First, polls indicate that most Republican candidates for Congress are facing extreme difficulties holding on to public support.

Didn't he hear..their will be no further elections until after the war..insert evil laughter


37 posted on 03/03/2006 6:22:46 AM PST by BerniesFriend
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To: texianyankee
I have rarely seen so much hate, misinformation and ignorance displayed so prominently in every facet of American society.

And he's one of many in the press who are spreading it.

Institutions of higher learning are under attack

Yes, by left wing professors who are tryin to indoctrinate our youth instead of presenting both sides of the debate.

38 posted on 03/03/2006 6:24:50 AM PST by Ronaldus Magnus Reagan
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To: BerniesFriend
their will be no further elections until after the war..

sigh..I meant THERE, not their..minus two and slap on wrists with ruler from english teacher..

39 posted on 03/03/2006 6:24:51 AM PST by BerniesFriend
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To: cinives

You're absolutely correct.

The Islamic radicals have always hated us and they will always hate us. It's a shame that our "MSM" refused to show the videotapes of hostages getting beheaded. That's what they would do to every one of us if they had the opportunity. I harbor no false illusions about the depths of their animosity toward us.


40 posted on 03/03/2006 6:25:02 AM PST by seanmerc
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To: weegee

His "fair and balanced" comment in quotes implies that people are turning away from Fox News Channel. I don't think there's any evidence of that. He just had to get a dirty little dig in. What a small-minded man!


41 posted on 03/03/2006 6:28:26 AM PST by MarxSux
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To: newconhere
People just want the bad news to go away.

There are plenty of "conservatives" helping that process pick up speed, even right here on this site.

42 posted on 03/03/2006 6:30:36 AM PST by Howlin ("Quick, he's bleeding! Is there a <strike>doctor</strike> reporter in the house?")
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To: Ronaldus Magnus Reagan

END THE OCCUPATION!....of Austin, Berkeley, Ann Arbor, Madison, Cambridge....


43 posted on 03/03/2006 6:30:36 AM PST by MarxSux
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To: Mercat

I like what Ann Coulter had to say about the senior senator from the People's Republic of Taxachusetts--she doesn't know why the Dims look to Ted Kennedy for leadership: "If the Democrats want to cling to the middle of the road, why are they backing Ted Kennedy? Didn't he have trouble clinging to the middle of the road?"


44 posted on 03/03/2006 6:31:24 AM PST by seanmerc
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To: texianyankee

Undated picture of the author.

45 posted on 03/03/2006 6:46:44 AM PST by SIDENET ("IT'S A COOKBOOK!!!")
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To: All

I'm telling you they really really believe if they keep telling us often enough and long enough that we will begin to believe that we hate Republicans and want to be Democrats. It's pitiful, but it's the only strategy they have left.


46 posted on 03/03/2006 6:50:16 AM PST by Elyse
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To: SIDENET

You insulted all cockroches, terribly....


47 posted on 03/03/2006 6:55:10 AM PST by austinite
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To: texianyankee

Yeah, well, deal with it baby. GW IS GOING TO BE AROUND for one and one-half months shy of THREE MORE YEARS!!!!

I hope The Prez causes the libs all the headaches and hell he can for the next three years.


48 posted on 03/03/2006 7:04:05 AM PST by no dems ("A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking" Steven Wright)
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To: nonkultur

Jus' wait for the next elections!
Sound of toilet full of rats ffffflush!

Vote the bastRATs out into oblivion!


49 posted on 03/03/2006 7:04:35 AM PST by Leo Carpathian (ffffFReeeePeee!)
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To: texianyankee

Guess you better put this one on suicide watch when they discover GW Bush is President until Jan 2009. Just under 3 more years. Read it and weep Leftist Losers.


50 posted on 03/03/2006 7:06:34 AM PST by MNJohnnie ("Good men don't wait for the polls. They stand on principle and fight."-Soul Seeker)
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