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Mick Youther is an American citizen, an independent voter, a veteran, a parent, a Christian, a scientist, a writer, and all-around nice guy who has been aroused from a comfortable apathy by the high crimes and misdemeanors of the Bush Administration.
We have to do something different in Illinois. We cannot allow the politicians in Springfield to keep doing the same thing and expect a different outcome. That is one of the popular definitions of insanity.
Illinois need to have a graduated income tax--rather than the regressive one it has now.
It is time to stop the insanity.
Saturday, June 19, 2010(17 comments)
It is Time to Raise Taxes on the Wealthy and Save the American Dream
Republicans demand more and more cuts to social services and programs to reduce the deficit (which they caused), but refuse to even consider raising taxes on wealthy Americans.
Taxes must be raised--and will be raised (eventually). The only question is--will they be raised in time to save our schools and other government programs and services that so many people depend on.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Howard Zinn (1922-2010)--A Professor of Patriotism
• "Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience "Our problem is that people are obedient allover the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves" (and) the grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem."-- from The Zinn Reader, Seven Stories Press, 1970
Monday, January 18, 2010(3 comments)
The Bush Decade
Right now, our government can read our letters and emails, monitor our phone calls, track our movements, search our houses, examine our medical and financial records, and confiscate just about anything it wants--even if there is no suspicion of a crime. The government claims it has the right to do these things--The Constitution of the United States says it doesn't. That is why we must defend our Constitution.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Do You Know Afghanistan?
President Obama says that he is still weeks away from a decision on Afghanistan--So call your Senators and Representative at the Congressional switchboard ((202) 224-3121), and call the Obama White House at (202) 456-1111, and let them know that the United States has wasted enough money on George W. Bush's misadventures in the Mideast. We have sacrificed enough lives. Enough is enough.
Sunday, October 25, 2009(4 comments)
Why Are We Still Fighting in Afghanistan?
As the war on Afghanistan enters its ninth year, President Barack Obama is trying to decide what to do. Call the White House (202-456-1111) and let President Obama know that it is time to end Bush's wars and bring our troops home.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009(1 comments)
How Not to Reform Healthcare
Most Americans know there is something wrong with our healthcare system, and it needs to be fixed. This past summer, a New York Times poll (6/21/09) found that nearly three-quarters of Americans favored “offering everyone a government administered health insurance plan like Medicare that would compete with private health insurance plans.” That is the kind of plan that Congress should be working toward.
Friday, August 7, 2009(6 comments)
Bush Torture Program Comes Back To Haunt America
We musthold George W. Bush and his co-conspirators responsible for the crimes they have committed. Either the United States of America is a nation of laws, or it is not. Either it is a nation where no one is above the law; or it is a nation of the wealthy, by the wealthy, and for the wealthy--where the rest of us are allowed to shut-up and do what we are told.
Sunday, May 31, 2009(5 comments)
Another Pandemic of Fear
The Bird Flu Pandemic was a no-show. Tthe Swine flu is failing to live up to the hype--but don't un-pucker your sphincters yet. It could still mutate into a killer pandemic and wipe out all humanity. Be afraid. Be very Afraid.
No More Dumb Wars!
What happened to young Senator from Illinois that spoke our against invading Iraq? Now--rather than ending Mr. Bush's dumb wars as quickly as possible, President Obama plans to escalate Bush's war on Afghanistan ("the graveyard of empires") and expand it into Pakistan. The cause may be just, but will sending more troops to Afghanistan accomplish any of his stated goals?
Friday, March 27, 2009
Steps in the Right Direction
We didn't get into our current mess overnight, and it cannot be fixed overnight; but President Obama is taking things a step at a time; and more importantly--he is taking steps in the right direction. Call your Senators and Representative (202-224-3121) and tell them to help President Obama take the next step.
Friday, March 13, 2009(3 comments)
Volunteers Needed For the War on Rich People
It is time America started spreading the wealth around a little more fairly. How about jobs that pay a living wage? How about affordable healthcare? How about preventing companies from being able to make workers pension funds disappear, while their executives float away on golden parachutes?... It is time Congress started representing the rest of the American people--not just the richest two percent.
Saturday, February 21, 2009(2 comments)
The Myth of Republican Fiscal Responsibility
If you examine the numbers, you will find that Democratic Administrations have been better for the U.S. economy--even for business and stock investments. The only thing Republicans do better than Democrats is LIE. It is time to call them on it.
Monday, January 26, 2009(2 comments)
The Inauguration of Hope
The American people have relegated the Republican party to minority status and elected Democrat Barack Obama to take the nation in a new direction. Now, we can wait and watch as the Republicans block the changes we want to see, and while the media shifts the blame for the failures of the Bush years onto President Obama--or we can get involved and help our new President make the changes America needs.
Thursday, January 22, 2009(4 comments)
Some Unfinished Business with the Bush Administration
The wheels of justice grind slow, but they grind exceedingly fine.
So, We must start the wheels of justice and allow them to grind Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Gonzales, et. al. into dust. Then, and only then, they can be swept into the dust-bin of history; and Americans can finally turn the page on this horrid period in American history and move forward to rebuild our nation on the solid foundation of Constitutional Law.
Monday, January 12, 2009(4 comments)
The Bush Legacy
Did you know that none of America's problems was George W. Bush's fault? He just happened to be President when they occurred, and he handled them the best he could (and a darn fine job he did too--even if he had to say so himself). Bush disciples appear to believe that history will exonerate their fearless leader. It won't--unless we allow them to rewrite it.
Saturday, December 27, 2008(6 comments)
Bu$hWorld--The End Game
The United States of America may get a new President on January 20th, but the Bush Administration is doing everything it can to make sure that we will be living in Bu$hWorld for a long time.
"If you thought the first hundred days of the Bush Administration were bad, just wait and see what the last hundred could bring,"--Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA)
The Rottenness of John McCain
"Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct."--Thomas Jefferson.....Barack Obama wants to be President to make the world a better place. John McCain wants to be President because he wants to be President.
Thursday, October 2, 2008(2 comments)
John McCain Has Deserted the Military
Too many veterans support John McCain for President, without knowing anything about his record on veteran issues. Obviously, they have been listening to what McCain says, instead of watching what he does....
Veterans should not vote for McCain just because he is a veteran--any more than senior citizens should vote for him because he is old. Check out his record. What you will find is a lying, two-faced hypocrite.
Thursday, September 25, 2008(1 comments)
Bush's Economic Mushroom Cloud
Economic experts who have been telling us all is well, now say we're in a financial meltdown, but we can still save ourselves by handing $700 billion to Treasury Secretary Paulson, along with unprecedented dictatorial powers... Bush threatens Americans with the economical equivalent of a "mushroom cloud"...and Maverick war hero John McCain suspends campaign to devote more time to grandstanding during the economic crisis.
The Bu$hWorld Report
The best lines from the Democratic National Convention...Highlights of Barack Obama's acceptance speech...Top Ten reasons John McCain picked Sara Palin to be his running mate.
Saturday, August 30, 2008(1 comments)
The Bu$hWorld Report
Why John McCain doesn't know how many houses he and his wife own...Court rules that treason and illegal acts are part of official duties in Bu$h Administration...McCain lies about voting record on alternative energy...Obama picks regular "Joe" as running mate.
Friday, August 22, 2008(2 comments)
The Bu$hWorld Report--The McCain Campaign
True Bible Society discovers McCain is the Antichrist...McCain offers wife for nude biker contest, says he will win the Iraq War by "winning it"...McCain wants to lower taxes on companies who pay no tax.
Saturday, August 9, 2008(4 comments)
Drill Here...Drill Now...Think Later
Presidential hopeful John McCain was quick to jump on the "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less" bandwagon. The problem is that the whole thing is a lie, and is no more that one more gift to the oil industry. More drilling will not reduce your gas prices.
Monday, July 21, 2008
The Bu$hWorld Report--21JUL08
Bush offers offshore drilling as cure for common cold; Bush approval hits new low, disapproval hits new highs; Jesse Helms faces judgment day; and Iraq says it is time to stop the war and bring our troops home.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Barack Obama--He's the One!
The Republicans have Controlled Congress for 12 of the past 14 years, and we are living with the result. This, along with eight years of George W. Bush has stirred a whole new generation of activists who are ready to change the way our government operates. That is why Barack Obama's time has come. He understands what is happening in America.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008(1 comments)
The Bu$hWorld Report--22APR08
The Katrina disaster continues; privatizing IRS tax collections doesn't pay; one day in Bu$hWorld; and the Presidential debate from hell.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
The Bu$hWorld Report--15APR08
80 year-old Deacon arrested for anti-war T-shirt; Swchwarzenegger doesn't like the way Bu$hCo is treating his National Guard; Food stamp recipients up; Bush plans "final solution" for Guantanamo detainees; and Bush yearns to experience the romance of war.
Saturday, April 12, 2008(3 comments)
Condoleezza Rice--The Perfect Running Mate for McCain
What more could Republican Presidential candidate John McCain ask for in a Vice President than Condi's pure, unadulterated, deaf, dumb and blind loyalty to the President and her ability to overlook mistake after mistake after mistake, without batting an eye? From what we have heard from Senator McCain on the campaign trail so far, he needs someone like Condi.
Sunday, April 6, 2008(1 comments)
The Shame of Guantanamo is About to Get Worse.
The Bush Administration is planning a series of rigged show-trials at Guantanamo Prison in time for the November elections. No matter what they are accused of, defendants deserve a fair trial in the American tradition.. The American people should be ashamed that we have allowed the Bush Administration to torture prisoners and deny them a fair trial for so long.
Friday, March 28, 2008
WHAT DO THE COMMANDERS REALLY HAVE TO SAY?
Many believe CENTCOM commander Wm. Fallon was the only thing keeping the Bush Administration from attacking Iran. Congress and the American people need to hear why Fallon retired early, but the Bush Administration is preventing his appearance before Congress. This is not acceptable: Please call your Senators and Representatives (202-224-3121) and demand that Admiral Fallon be allowed to testify before Congress
Wednesday, March 26, 2008(1 comments)
Tributes and Monuments in Bu$hWorld
Bush's Secretary of Housing and Urban Development pays tribute to himself...Bush's Presidential Library of Misinformation...Bush's Monument to Stupidity--the New Embassy Compound in Iraq.
Saturday, March 8, 2008
The Bu$hWorld Report--7MAR08
Bush adds signing statement to National Defense Authorization Act to protect war profiteers; makes the same lame promises to tornado victims that he made to Katrina victims; Arlen Specter fights to preserve the "integrity of the game", while itegrity of government goes to hell
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
A Bu$hWorld Environmental Report
Pacific Ocean contains world's largest trash dump; After pushing oil to $100/barrel, Bush again suggests drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; Bush sells national treasure--gives taxpayers the bill.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
The Bu$hWorld Report: February 16, 2008
Romney makes way for the anointed one; National Security expert, Richard Clarke, comments on Bush's State of the Union Address; $200 oil??; Bush Administration lawyers argue that U.S. troops have no right to the medical treatment they need.
Saturday, February 9, 2008(1 comments)
The Bu$hWorld Report
Why are Americans clueless about what is going on in the world? Did the CDC help FEMA cover up its poison trailers? Bush Administration told 935 lies to fool U.S. into war with Iraq. Was Corporal Graner really the mastermind behind the prisoner abuse at Abu Gharib?
Friday, January 25, 2008(1 comments)
Bush's Middle East Peace Mission Bombs
Did anyone seriously believe that George W. Bush's recent trip to the Middle East was going to do anything to further the cause of peace? Bush and his accomplices are not interested in peace. War is their business--war, death and destruction; and if their war(s) cause a rise in oil prices, so much the better. The Arab world knows this, and it is time that Americans realized it too.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Bush Credibility Gap Widens into Gulf
Pentagon makes up story about dangerous encounter between American ships and Iranian speed boats --Just as Bush was about to go on a Mideast tour to rally opposition to Iran's influence in the region. How's that for timing?
Friday, January 11, 2008
The Bu$hWorld Report, 1/11/08
While the Forest Service runs short of money and manpower, Bu$hCo buys it 700 Tasers....Senator Larry Craig just won't go away....and some problems with health care in America.
Sunday, January 6, 2008(1 comments)
Make a Revolution Resolution
Why not make a belated New Year's resolution to become a more active participant in your government? Our government has become a giant monster, running amok; destroying everything that once made it the model of democracy to the world--and it is up to us to change it. To do this, we need another American Revolution.
Sunday, December 9, 2007
What Did Bush Know, and Why Didn't He Know It?
Are we suppose to believe that the Director of National Intelligence told the President (and Commander in Chief) that there was new information about the nuclear program of the nation considered to be the number one threat to world peace, and the President did not ask for more information? How stupid do they think we are. Well, Bush is still President, so we must be stupid enough.
Friday, November 30, 2007(3 comments)
The Inconvenient Truth About Iran
I don't know how you stop an administration that ignores international treaties, Congress, the U.S. Constitution and our laws. But whatever we do, we can't sit quietly while George W. Bush starts a war with Iran.
The Bu$hWorld Report--11/1/07
The Bush Administration has already lied us into one illegal and unnecessary war, and we cannot allow them to do it again in Iran. We must tell our representatives in Congress, who have access to intelligence information--Do not sit silently again and let these madmen start another war.
Friday, October 26, 2007(1 comments)
The Bu$hWorld Report, 10/25/07
Reporting on the lies and hypocrisy, the death and destruction, the high crimes and misdemeanors that define Bu$hWorld.
Monday, October 15, 2007(6 comments)
Bill O'Reilly--Newsman or News-menace?
It is clear that Bill O'Reilly is no longer a newsman. He is now a highly paid salesman, working for the same corporations that employ George W. Bush. Their primary product is War. Bill's job is to sell it to the American public, and he's already working toward his next big sale: War on Iran
Friday, September 28, 2007
The Bu$hWorld Report, 9/27/07
Exposing the ironies, the lies, the hypocrisies, the high crimes and misdemeanors of George W. Bush, his Neoconservative masters, and the sniveling sycophants who have made his reign of terror possible.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
The BushWorld Report--9/14/07
It is time for Congress to end this war and bring our troops home. It doesn't matter what General Petraeus says, or what President Bush wants. It is time for Congress to start representing the American people. It is time to stand up to the ChickenHawks and say NO! No more time. No more lives. No more war.
Saturday, September 8, 2007
The BushWar Report
Well-connected people and companies are making windfall profits in Iraq--most of which come right out of the pockets of American taxpayers, and this will continue as long as they can keep our troops there. Over 3750 have already died for the war profiteers. That's enough--that's more than enough.
Friday, August 24, 2007
The BushWorld Report
Jon Stewart of Comedy Central's Daily Show described the situation in BushWord as "We're on the bus to Crazytown!" A brief summary of the news indicates that we have now arrived in Crazytown and are seeing the sights.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
The Katrina Disaster: Two Years Later--and Counting
President Bush told the victims of Hurricane Katrina, "[W]e will do what it takes. We will stay as long as it takes to help citizens rebuild their communities and their lives (9/15/05). " Too bad he didn't mean it.
Thursday, August 2, 2007
P. J. O'Rourke said, "The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work - and then they get elected and prove it." The Bush Administration proves his point.
Saturday, July 21, 2007(9 comments)
Michael Moore's "Sicko"
People in countries with universal health care live longer and healthier lives than people in the United States. Their infant mortality rates are lower. No one goes bankrupt or loses their home because of unpaid medical bills. No one has to make a choice between food and medicine or between rent and health insurance payments. No one has to put off going to the doctor because it's too expensive."--BTC News, 6/26/07
The Time for Compromise is Over
The new Congress must not compromise with this President. Republican-controlled Congresses went along with him for six years; and in the process, they managed to compromise our Constitution; our international treaties; and the honor of our nation by consenting to a war of aggression, the creation of secret prisons, and the torture of prisoners. That is enough compromise.