Silence is Consent

If you don't speak up you accept what is happening. This site was born out of the mainstream media's inability to cover the news. I am just an American cititzen trying to spread the word in the era of FCC consolidation, post 9/11 Patriot Act hysteria, hackable voting machines and war without end. I rant and post news items I perceive to be relevant to our current situation.

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
- Thomas Jefferson

Social Security is not broken and therefore does not need to be fixed

So Called Social Security Crisis (SCSSC)

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Thursday, February 03, 2005
Quite a regular Bush SOTU speech. He told us that, "Tonight, with a healthy, growing economy, with more Americans going back to work, with our nation an active force for good in the world, the state of our union is confident and strong." But Social Security isn't? "The system, however, on its current path, is headed toward bankruptcy." Which is not true. He is telling us we have a great economy but Social Security is going bankrupt. When actually both of those claims are wrong and the exact opposite is true. So why not use the great economy to bolster Social Security? The crux of what the Republicans want to do is make it so they can run a scam so the government doesn't have to pay back the money it's be borrowing for the last 20 years from the Social Security trust fund.

To finish up he used a "wing-nut" connected Iraqi woman and a dead Marines parents -- whose casket cannot be filmed coming home -- to have a warm and fuzzy, ahem, "unscripted" moment for his speech. Lap it up sheep, maybe next year he can have these two marines parents in the balcony.

He didn't mention this, Marines Fall Short of Monthly Recruiting:
The Marine Corps fell short of its monthly recruiting goal in January for the first time in nearly 10 years, officials said Thursday.
But who would want to join an organization with leaders like this?
The comment, made by Lt. Gen. James Mattis, came in reference to fighting insurgents in Iraq. He went on to say, "Actually, its a lot of fun to fight. You know, it's a hell of a hoot. I like brawling."

"You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for 5 years because they didn't wear a veil," Mattis continued. "You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them."
Most of the speech was the general nods to those other programs that he has to mention, a nod to the Christian fundamentalists constitutional amendment that will never pass and more threats of war throughout the world. There was only a miniscule mention of most of our social problems. Jobs, healthcare, education, got nodded to like, "Yeah, yeah, I know, blah, blah, blah". With this report that came out this week it's no wonder he didn't say much about education, U.S. TEENS DON'T LIKE OUR FREEDOMS. Where in the world are they getting that kind of information? Our founders must be doing flips right now! So you see the state of our union is in bad shape.



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