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2005/12/1

Majority of Americans Doubt Bush Has Iraq Plan

@ 11:20 PM (110 months, 12 days ago)

According to a new CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll, most Americans (55%) do not believe George W. Bush has a plan for Iraq. Moreover, 54% said Shrub's handling of the Iraq war was poor.

It appears that Karl Rove's PR campaign isn't working.  See what happens when the truth gets in the way, Turdblossom?

Poll: Most doubt Bush has plan for Iraq victory

Pat Robertson: Blacks Won't Vote for Anyone Not Named "Bubba"

@ 11:15 PM (110 months, 12 days ago)

Today's award for Idiot Quote of the Day goes to the esteemed Pat Robertson, who apparently has some insight into the minds of African-Americans.

During an interview with Fox News hore John Gibson, Pat Robertson said:

GIBSON: I have said it before, so I don't think I'm getting into any trouble for saying it today. I think one of the reasons Kerry lost is that Christian liberals felt that the hostility expressed by the Democratic Party toward Christians made them uncomfortable. African-Americans did not turn out to vote for Kerry as they were expected to. Christian liberals of the Eastern seaboard didn't turn out as they were expected to, and I've always said, look, if you got [Democratic National Committee chairman] Howard Dean going around complaining about right-wing evangelicals, other Christians are going to say, hmmm, this makes me a little uncomfortable to hear that kind of talk.

ROBERTSON: Well, I just think it's really -- if you haven't got a Democratic nominee who can be called "Bubba," you're not going to get him in office.

http://mediamatters.org/items/200512010019

On the 50th Anniversary- Thank You, Rosa

@ 12:19 PM (110 months, 12 days ago)
Fifty (50) years ago today, then seamstress Rosa Parks changed the course of history.
 
By refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus to a White man, Rosa Parks demonstrated just how powerful one single, courageous act by an ordinary citizen could be.
 
Simply put: she sat down, so the rest of us could stand up, and speak truth to those who would treat us as second-class, inferior citizens simply because of race and class.
 
Her quiet strength and courage can serve as a lesson for us all.  As so many people eloquently stated at Rosa Parks' funeral some weeks ago, we can all have our "Rosa Parks moment."  Cindy Sheehan has had her own Rosa Parks moment.  A grieving mother who refuses to back down until the President of the United States answers her simple question: for what noble cause did my son die?
 
So thank you Rosa Parks, for helping show us the way!