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Bush Quote of the Day:

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, it is morally treasonable to the American public."
-- President Theodore

"But I venture the challenging statement that if American democracy ceases to move forward as a living force, seeking day and night by peaceful means to better the lot of our citizens, then Fascism and Communism, aided, unconsciously perhaps, by old-line Tory Republicanism, will grow in strength in our land."
-- President Franklin D.
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A Voice from the Past

"Never has so much military and economic and diplomatic power been used so ineffectively, and if after all of this time, and all of this sacrifice, and all of this support, there is still no end in sight, then I say the time has come for the American people to turn to new leadership not tied to the mistakes and policies of the past."

Richard M. "Tricky Dick" Nixon
1968 Presidential campaign

It's the Lying, Stupid

"Now, by the way, any time you hear the United States government talking about wiretap, it requires -- a wiretap requires a court order. Nothing has changed, by the way. When we're talking about chasing down terrorists, we're talking about getting a court order before we do so.

"It's important for our fellow citizens to understand, when you think Patriot Act, constitutional guarantees are in place when it comes to doing what is necessary to protect our homeland, because we value the Constitution."
George W. "The Liar" Bush
Buffalo, NY
April 2004

Identity Alert
Note: There are several other individuals out in the world using the name Dennis Mansker. This is who I am not: I am the Dennis Mansker who is a left-coast political activist, Vietnam veteran and author of A Bad Attitude: A Novel from the Vietnam War.

  • A Bad Attitude: A Novel from the Vietnam War -- read the reviews, read the first chapter, see for yourself why it's been called one of the best books about the Vietnam War.

  • Vietnam Casualty Lists: The men from Midland TX and Casper WY who died in Vietnam. Which of these guys died instead of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, both of whom had better things to do than go fight in a war that each of them professed to believe in?

  • Political Guestbook: I'm still getting the occasional hostile Monkey Mail, even though the election was over way last year. It's also kind of fun to read over the lame attacks from the assorted lurkers, freepers, trolls and assholes who thought they were going to get the best of me. Morons.

  • Take a look at some political links and do some shopping at the political bookstore before you go.

-- Dennis Mansker

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From the "If You're Not Appalled, You're Not Paying Attention" Department:
The government spent more than $40 million for the Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky investigations but only $15 million for the 9/11 Commission to examine the terrorist attacks of Sep. 11, 2001.
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"In my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda."
-- George W. Bush, a/k/a Smirking Chimp, Draft-Dodging Deserter, Giggling Murderer, etc. etc.

"Effective propaganda must limit its points to a few and these points must be repeated until the audience understands what is meant by them."
-- Joseph Goebbels, chief Nazi propagandist who also partied with Prescott Bush

Cost of the War in Iraq:
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The Clusterfuck Express
In the "Last Throes" of the Insurgency Since 2004

3358 3387 3409 3444 3504 3519 3546 3577 3592 3611 3631 3683 3705 3725 3738 3760 3780 3795 3823 3830 3838 3845 3866 3875 3881 3886 3891 3896 3908 3921 3932 3943 3952 3960 3974 3987 3992 4004 4032 4036 4177 4180 4185 4186 dead Americans --

314 coalition force soldiers.

Over 700,000 Iraqis.

All dead.

Over 30,000 wounded, many severely.

And for what?
For a goddamn business deal???!!!
Is it worth it?
Is it really fucking worth it?

War is good business. Invest your child.

Here is the return
on your investment:

American Dead from Iraq
The Real Meaning of "No Child Left Behind"

Next stop on the Clusterfuck Express: Iran.

By Their Own Words...
George Bush Dictator
Dictator Bush?
Hear him say it himself

It has been days since Baby Doc said he'd get Osama Bin Laden "dead or alive".
It has been days since the illegal occupation of Iraq began.
It was only  1347 days between Pearl Harbor and the end of WWII.

Bin Laden: I'm Still Free -- What About You?

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