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Cost Of Bush Inauguration $30 Million:

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14 give $250,000 each to Bush fete
Inauguration likely among costliest

Manny Fernandez
Washington Post
Dec. 19, 2004 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON – More than a dozen wealthy Bush supporters have donated $250,000 each to help pay for the president’s second inauguration, which is shaping up as one of the most expensive.

According to a major donor list on the Presidential Inaugural Committee’s Web site, 14 companies and individuals each have given $250,000, and 10 have contributed $100,000. The list, which includes all donations made as of Thursday, also shows a contribution of $25,000 and another of $50,000.

The $250,000 donors include former Enron President Richard Kinder, Dell Computer founder Michael Dell and Texas oilman and corporate takeover specialist T. Boone Pickens.

Also on the $250,000 list are ExxonMobil Corp.; Sallie Mae Inc., a Reston, Va.-based company that annually provides billions of dollars in student loans; United Technologies Corp., a unit of which manufactures Army Black Hawk helicopters; the utility Southern Co.; and Stephens Group Inc., an Arkansas venture capital company.

“We’ve seen a lot of enthusiasm from people wanting to help make the 55th inaugural a success,” said Tracey Schmitt, spokeswoman for the Presidential Inaugural Committee, which coordinates most inaugural activities. Oh, how nice Tracey.. You twat..
“People understand that the inauguration of our president is a great tradition, a tradition that transcends partisan politics.”

Schmitt said the donations help pay for the venues, vendors, parade-route bleachers, entertainment and other costs associated with staging the Jan. 20 inauguration, as well as lead-up events beginning Jan.18.

The inauguration is estimated to cost $30 million to $40 million, which private donations will cover.

The estimate includes security costs not covered by the federal and local government.

Security is expected to be tight for the inauguration, the first since the Sept.11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Mean While, GWB pledges a paltry 30 million for helping the families of over 120,000 dead people? Hey Duyba, Do the right thing like this Republican would. Divert some of those Billions from Halliburton to those REALLY in need. OK?
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GIs can be forced to wear U.N. beret

GIs can be forced to wear U.N. beret
Federal judge upholds court martial of soldier who refused orders
Posted: December 25, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern
http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=42102

This is a total sham. The United States Military was created to defend the United States and her territories. PERIOD. The United Nations has no right to use our troops in any capacity or to dictate dress uniform code. Imagine being over in Mosul right now, not home with your family and friends. Young men and women who are bacially guards for oil. Being shot at 24/7 and hated by the civilian population! AND to have to wear a silly looking blue beret? My heart goes out to ALL of them. Here is the guy who was railroaded by our government for upholding his oath of alligence.
See Below.

”I, _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God!”

Another thing that gets me rattled is what happened to the American Battle Star on Tanks, etc? Now they have this sideways triangle. What does it signify? The Abrams tank should have an AMERICAN star on it, like the ones used in WW2.

And finally this: Just WHO is protecting AMERICA proper right now? How many military personnel who are trained are in the states? Russia or China could invade us with the many troops they have and all we would have to try to stop them would be with what? Homeowner guns?

Merry Christmas To All

Ihope that everyone has a very Merry Christmas. With this war in Iraq, T.O. hurt, record deficits, we could use some divine intervention. But you know you rarely get what one asks for. I remember when I was a kid wanting this motor that you mounted on your bicycle. It was made by Mattel and called Vroom or something like that. My friend Dave Holcombe who’s dad worked for Rohm and Haas had bought him one, and he was younger than me. Well I complained to the powers that be (My Mom) and sure enough I also had one bought for me on my Birthday. Imagine an 10 year old strapping this contraption on his bicycle in the middle of February and riding around Upper Darby in freezing snowy weather (It ALWAYS snowed in Delaware County when I was a kid) making noise and screaming like some drug crazed lunatic! I do believe I had ADHD or whatever they call it. But back then, you had nuns at St. Cyril’s who would slap the smirk off your face in a heartbeat. Nowadays kids are routinely given Ritalin and other meth drugs to combat this. I say recruit Catholic nuns and let them loose on these sniveling brats.. No more Mr. Nice guy. Here’s a toy that I had asked Santa for and got.

Yes.. My hero, Major Matt Mason. This was in 1970? My buddy Steve and I were engrossed with the moon landings and were on missions of our own. Toys back then were far more simpler, and required that you used your imagination.

Remember this one?

The Zero M combination pistol and camera. I went from being an astronaut to a spy in a few days. Who knows how many current CIA ops were influenced by this toy as a child. You could secretly take photos of the nasty neighbor across the street, who you just knew was a russkie KGB agent. And if they caught you in the act, you could silence them.

Here’s what I want for this Christmas..

Just kidding. More about Drew later..
What I really want is for our young men & women to get the hell out of the Middle East. Period. I think that most people would agree. And to the one’s that don’t? Bah – Humbug!

Cheers!

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by: muconium 12/20/04 10:36 pm
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GOODBYE AMERICA
by: torture_4_dummies (30/F/Up Shiite Creek, Imam) 12/08/04 11:38 pm
Msg: 23922 of 23960

All we see coming from our leaders are reactions and not investigations and public disclosure of why terrorism is increasing against our great country. All they talk about it responding, not about the causes of the hate. Bush and the GOP only see war and economic opportunities within the war to make billions as they stir up the ashes of our emotion over 9/11 and mislead us into more conflicts instead of giving the real reasons to the American people why we have these problems.

The USA with its CIA has undermined many foreign governments, it has interfered with many others and may even be responsible for the deaths of some governmental leaders.

In Iran, we helped over throw a legitimate government and installed the Shar of Iran as our puppet. We know that did not work and our embassy was taken hostage by the retaliation.

Then we helped Iraq and Saddam obtain WMD, gave him logistic intelligence and support and encouraged him to wage war with Iran because Iran now hated our policies.

Then we attack Iraq because Iraq was supporting terror against Israel, not the USA. That plus the oil are the only true reasons why Bush attacked.

We supported the insurgents of Afghanistan against the Russians in the 60’s. We used Pakistan to funnel about 3 billion in aid, weapons and logistics on Russian movements to these people, including our Friend Bin Laden. Bin Laden then killed most of the native leaders and took over the country and then they attack us on 9/11.

We then attack Afghanistan.

Behind all this activity lies oil. And who is our government loves oil? The Bush and Cheney families.

Who in our government would do anything for Israel, even fight a war for them without our approval? Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz and the entire NEO CONS who are all right wing Jews.

So I ask you what does democracy have to do with all this?. Why are our boys dying in Iraq? Certainly it is not about democracy for democracy is not about greed, about double standards, lies and deception and until American wakes up to see what games our government is playing we may as well say good-bye to the country we thought represented democracy.

The people in power today have learned not only to use mind control games on foreign countries but they have turned what they have learned on to our own people. It is time to wake up folks.