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    1. Cut the Veteran’s Administration budget by $25 billion as he began his war in Iraq.
    2. Reneged on a promise to increase funding for education and failed to fund the so-called “No Child Left Behind” Act.
    3. Promised $15 billion in AIDS funding for Africa in 2003 State of the Union Address then – oops – left it out of the budget submitted a few weeks later.
    4. In May 2001, Bush gave $43 Million to the Taliban.
    5. Repealed the Alternative Minimum Tax for corporations, which was enacted in 1987, and REFUNDED all taxes paid, by corporations under the AMT since its inception.
    6. Won’t reveal who participated in Cheney’s energy policy meetings. [Enron, Enron and Enron???]
    7. Opposed affirmative action at Michigan State in the Supreme Court case.
    8. Charles Pickering, Pricilla Owens, Miguel Estrada. Packing the courts with extremists.
    9. Appointed Elliott Abrams, who was convicted during Reagan administration in Iran-Contra, to the National Security Council.
    10. Sealed documents from the Reagan and Bush administrations that would have revealed illegal dealings in Iran-Contra.
    11. Cut federal spending on libraries by $39 million.
    12. Cut $35 million in funding for doctors to get advanced pediatric training.
    13. Cut by 50% funding for research into renewable energy sources.
    14. Revoked rules that reduced the acceptable levels of arsenic in drinking water.
    15. Blocked rules that would require federal agencies to offer bilingual assistance to non-English speaking persons. This, from a candidate who would readily fire-up his Spanish-speaking skills in front of would-be Hispanic voters.
    16. Proposed to eliminate new marine protections for the Channel Islands and the coral reefs of northwest Hawaii (San Francisco Chronicle, April 6, 2001).
    17. Cut funding by 28% for research into cleaner, more efficient cars and trucks.
    18. Suspended rules that would have strengthened the government's ability to deny contracts to companies that violated workplace safety, environmental and other federal laws.
    19. OK'd Interior Department appointee Gale Norton to send out letters to state officials soliciting suggestions for opening up national monuments for oil and gas drilling, coal mining, and foresting.
    20. Appointed John Negroponte - an un-indicted high-level Iran Contra figure to the post of United Nations Ambassador.
    21. Abandoned a campaign pledge to invest $100 million for rain forest conservation.
    22. Reduced by 86% the Community Access Program for public hospitals, clinics and providers of care for people without insurance.
    23. Rescinded a proposal to increase public access to information about the potential consequences resulting from chemical plant accidents.
    24. Suspended rules that would require hard rock miners to clean up sites on Western public lands.
    25. Cut $60 million from a Boy's and Girl's Clubs of America program for public housing.
    26. Proposed to eliminate a federal program, designed and successfully used in Seattle, to help communities prepare for natural disasters.
    27. Pulled out of the 1997 Kyoto Treaty global warming agreement.
    28. Cut $200 million of work force training for dislocated workers.
    29. Eliminated funding for the Wetlands Reserve Program, which encourages farmers to maintain wetlands habitat on their property.
    30. Cut program to provide childcare to low-income families as they move from welfare to work.
    31. Cut a program that provided prescription contraceptive coverage to federal employees (though it still pays for Viagra).
    32. Cut $700 million in capital funds for repairs in public housing.
    33. Appointed Otto Reich - an un-indicted high-level Iran Contra figure - to Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs.
    34. Cut Environmental Protection Agency budget by $500 million.
    35. Proposed to curtail the ability of groups to sue in order to get an animal placed on the Endangered Species List.
    36. Rescinded the rule that mandated increased energy-saving efficiency regulations for central air conditioners and heat pumps.
    37. Repealed workplace ergonomic rules designed to improve worker health and safety.
    38. Abandoned campaign pledge to regulate carbon dioxide, the waste gas that contributes to global warming.
    39. Banned federal aid to international family planning programs that offer abortion counseling with other independent funds.
    40. Closed White House Office for Women's Health Initiatives and Outreach.
    41. Nominated David Lauriski - ex-mining company executive - to post of Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health.
    42. OK'd Interior Secretary Gale Norton to go forth with a controversial plan to auction oil and gas development tracts off the coast of eastern Florida.
    43. Announced intention to open up Montana's Lewis and Clark National Forest to oil and drilling.
    44. Proposes to re-draw boundaries of nation's monuments, which would technically allow oil and gas drilling "outside" of national monuments.
    45. Gutted White House AIDS Office.
    46. Renegotiating free trade agreement with Jordan to eliminate worker’s rights and safeguards for the environment.
    47. Will no longer seek guidance from The American Bar Association in recommendations for the federal judiciary appointments.
    48. Appointed recycling foe Lynn Scarlett as Undersecretary of the Interior.
    49. Took steps to abolish the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
    50. Cut the Community Oriented Policing Services program.
    51. Allowed Interior Secretary Gale Norton to shelve citizen-led grizzly bear re-introduction plan scheduled for Idaho and Montana wilderness.
    52. Continues to hold up federal funding for stem cell research projects.
    53. Makes sure convicted misdemeanor drug users cannot get financial aid for college, though convicted murderers can.
    54. Refused to fund continued cleanup of uranium-slag heap in Utah.
    55. Refused to fund continued litigation of the government's tobacco company lawsuit.
    56. Proposed a $2 trillion tax cut, of which 43% will go to the wealthiest 1% of Americans.
    57. Signed a bill making it harder for poor and middle-class Americans to file for bankruptcy, even in the case of daunting medical bills.
    58. Appointed a Vice President quoted as saying "If you want to do something about carbon dioxide emissions, then you ought to build nuclear power plants." (Vice President %@!#$& Cheney on "Meet the Press.")
    59. Appointed Diana "There is no gender gap in pay" Roth to the Council of Economic Advisers. (Boston Globe, March 28, 2001.)
    60. Appointed Kay Cole James - an opponent of affirmative action - to direct the Office of Personnel Management.
    61. Cut $15.7 million earmarked for states to investigate cases of child abuse and neglect.
    62. Helped kill a law designed to make it tougher for teenagers to get credit cards.
    63. Proposed elimination of the "Reading is Fundamental" program that gives free books to poor children.
    64. Is pushing for development of small nuclear arm to attack deeply buried targets and weapons, which would violate the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
    65. Proposes to nominate Jeffrey Sutton - attorney responsible for the recent case weakening the Americans with Disabilities Act - to federal appeals court judgeship.
    66. Proposes to reverse regulation protecting 60 million acres of national forest from logging and road building.
    67. Eliminated funding for the "We the People" education program, which taught School children about the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and citizenship.
    68. Appointed John Bolton - who opposes nonproliferation treaties and the U.N. - to Under-Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.
    69. Nominated Linda Fisher - an executive with Monsanto - for the number-two job at the Environmental Protection Agency.
    70. Nominated Michael McConnell - leading critic of the separation of church and state - to a federal judgeship.
    71. Nominated Terrence Boyle - ardent opponent of civil rights - to a federal judgeship.
    72. Canceled 2004 deadline for automakers to develop prototype high mileage cars.
    73. Nominated Harvey Pitts - lawyer for teen sex video distributor - to head SEC.
    74. Nominated John Walters - strong opponent of prison drug treatment programs - for Drug Czar. (Washington Post, May 16, 2001.)
    75. Nominated J. Steven Giles - an oil and coal lobbyist - for Deputy Secretary of the Interior.
    76. Nominated Bennett Raley - who advocates repealing the Endangered Species Act - for Assistant Secretary for Water and Science.
    77. Is seeking the dismissal of class-action lawsuit filed in the U.S. against Japan by Asian women forced to work as sex slaves during WWII.
    78. Earmarked $4 million in new federal grant money for HIV and drug abuse prevention programs to go only to religious groups and not secular equivalents.
    79. Reduced by 40% the Low Income Home Assistance Program for low-income individuals who need assistance paying energy bills.
    80. Nominated Ted Olson - who has repeatedly lied about his involvement with the Scaiffe-funded "Arkansas Project" to bring down Bill Clinton - for Solicitor General.
    81. Proposes to ease permit process - including environmental considerations - for refinery, nuclear and hydroelectric dam construction. (Washington Post, May 18, 2001.)
    82. Proposes to give government the authority to take private property through eminent domain for power lines.
    83. Proposes that $1.2 billion in funding for alternative renewable energy come from selling oil and gas lease tracts in the Alaska National Wildlife Reserve.
    84. Appoints Army Secretary Thomas White who is being investigated for selling Enron stock just before Enron posted losses. White was a former Enron executive who is alleged to have dumped his stock after being contacted by an Enron official.
    85. Took 3 months of vacation of first 9 months in office as president.
    86. Had absolutely no concern about terrorism before 9-11.
    87. Many of his big campaign supporters are crooks who doctored their books in order to screw investors.
    88. Wants to fulfill a personal vendetta against Hussein causing a huge and costly war with destabilization of the Middle East and Russia and china siding with the Arabs.
    89. Wants to kill minimum wage and its enforcement so that people work at slave wages for his corporate supporters.
    90. Wants to take away benefits from the elderly and children in order to compensate for giant tax cuts for super rich.
    91. Gave the Taliban 38 million in may, 2001 so that they would allow pipelines for his buddies at Enron.
    92. Wants to create the most polluted country on earth by eliminating anti-pollution laws so that his super rich factory owner supporters can get richer.
    93. Exploiting 911 families to justify NMD/SDI. Nuclear deterrence is still working against China, Pakistan's Islamic dictatorship, and all 7 Rogue states. It worked in Gulf War 1 against Saddam; has worked since 1991 and will continue to work indefinitely just like N. Korea since 1953.
    94. Pushed for USA Patriot Act.
    95. Creation of Deptartment of Homeland Security. During Hitler's reign, Germany was protected by the HSA, the Reichshauptsicherheitamt, which roughly translates into "Main Office of Homeland Security."
    96. Exploited 911 families' pain & suffering in order to justify naked aggression against Saddam's conventional and pathetic military forces even though they're still contained within Iraq. Gulf War2 = Pearl Harbor2 = Schlieffen Plan2 = Barbarossa2.
    97. Bush tried to appoint Henry Kissinger as head of the September 11 commission.
    98. Used Homeland Security Act to protect Eli Lilly from autism suits.
    99. Gave $95 million to North Korea for nuclear program and waived the part of the agreement that required inspections to ensure no weapons grade plutonium had been hidden away.
    100. Abrogated the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty while squandering billions in chasing the chimera of national missile defense.
    101. Undermined the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty while expressing support for testing new nuclear weapons and refusing to rule out a nuclear first strike against non-nuclear nations.
    102. Derailed negotiations to improve international inspection systems to monitor and prevent the production of biological and chemical weapons.
    103. Repudiated an international scientific consensus and withdrawn from global efforts to curb global warming.
    104. Renounced the U.S. signature on the treaty to create an International Criminal Court and campaigned aggressively to exempt all U.S. personnel from its jurisdiction, even threatening to veto UN peacekeeping operations if it does not get its way.
    105. Dismissed the need for broad international cooperation in its war on terrorism, preferring to act alone or with selected allies.
    106. Treated human rights as an obstacle to rather than an essential component of civic security at home and abroad.
    107. Undermined the Oslo peace process, condoned the Israeli reoccupation of Palestinian territory, and rejected UN Security Council resolutions supported by previous administrations that provide a framework for conflict resolution containing strict security guarantees for both Israel and the Palestinians.
    108. Slighted global efforts to mobilize an offensive against the spread of AIDS, instead privileging the financial interests of pharmaceutical companies over the need for affordable life-saving medicines.
    109. Suspended U.S. support for the UN's family planning programs and balked at supporting the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
    110. Continued to pursue a global economic agenda that is of, by, and for transnational corporations and blocked efforts to build international rules to enforce labor and consumer rights and environmental protections.
    111. Bush team prevented thousands of eligible voters in Florida from voting. That is how the elections were stolen.
    112. Bush deceives Americans about the terrorists’ motives to shield U.S. foreign policies from public scrutiny; his first concern is the special interests he serves.
    113. Cynically and callously exploiting "terrorism," most of all with regard to the memory of those killed or injured in the September 11 attacks, as well as concern for their loved ones, as a means of (1) justifying his and his administration's attacks on the Constitution and on Americans' most basic rights and (2) diverting public attention from his absolute incompetence--and utter lack of concern--over the very real economic and financial terrorism being visited upon millions of middle-class, working-class, and poor Americans while padding the pockets of corporations and the rich!
    114. Former President Clinton requested numerous meetings with George W following the election to discuss making terrorist activities a priority of the new administration. Finally a staff underling rudely gave Clinton a hearing. The information, which was for the President’s ears, only was never passed on.
    115. Significantly eased field-testing controls of genetically engineered crops.
    116. Went AWOL from the Texas Air National Guard for 18 months making him ineligible to be commander-in-chief.
    117. Allowed looting to continue in Baghdad and around Iraq while guarding only the oil ministry.
    118. Because over 5000 innocent civilians were murdered in Iraq and he said that counting them didn't matter.
    119. Because art and antiquities were stolen from the Baghdad Museum by professional art thieves who allowed to operate and smuggle the objects out of the country for private collectors.
    120. Because hospitals were looted in Iraq without the army being given any direction to protect them.
    121. Because nuclear facilities were looted in Iraq without the army being given any direction to protect them.
    122. Because schools were looted in Iraq without the army being given any direction to protect them.
    123. Because antiquities were looted from the national library without the army being given any direction to protect them.
    124. Because no weapons of mass destruction - the excuse for going to war - were found.

  2. The Drawing Room   -   #2
    125. He is silly

    did you copy/paste that or type it?

    p.s. i agree with your views in part
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    Would I be over-stepping if I asked you to prove perhaps even 10% of your charges?

    That would only be 12.4; a manageable number, I think.
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    The most important charge is that the man is hopelessly out of his depth and therefore wholly unsuited to his current job.

    In my opinion, that charge at least is irrefutable.

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    Originally posted by Lamsey@7 July 2003 - 06:21
    The most important charge is that the man is hopelessly out of his depth and therefore wholly unsuited to his current job.

    In my opinion, that charge at least is irrefutable.
    You are entitled to your opinion, Liam, but I suspect for the reasoning behind the opinion you would probably refer to a list such as Hypoluxa&#39;s.

    As a mod, how do you view a post such as this, which is a cut and paste, and which also precludes an equally comprehensive reply by virtue of it&#39;s....ah... comprehensiveness?

    I haven&#39;t been able to find a "cut and paste" reply.
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    Originally posted by j2k4+7 July 2003 - 12:32--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (j2k4 @ 7 July 2003 - 12:32)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Lamsey@7 July 2003 - 06:21
    The most important charge is that the man is hopelessly out of his depth and therefore wholly unsuited to his current job.

    In my opinion, that charge at least is irrefutable.
    You are entitled to your opinion, Liam, but I suspect for the reasoning behind the opinion you would probably refer to a list such as Hypoluxa&#39;s.

    As a mod, how do you view a post such as this, which is a cut and paste, and which also precludes an equally comprehensive reply by virtue of it&#39;s....ah... comprehensiveness?

    I haven&#39;t been able to find a "cut and paste" reply. [/b][/quote]
    My reasoning is based on the fact that the man is way too thick to be the most powerful man in the world - that and the facts that he has no diplomatic sense and that I find his casual disregard for human life horrifying.


    And who needs to cut-and-paste? You could come up with your own list

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    Originally posted by Lamsey@7 July 2003 - 06:36
    [And who needs to cut-and-paste? You could come up with your own list
    A list of what, exactly?

    Reasons Hypoluxa is wrong?

    Reasons Dubya is great?

    Such lists as Hypaluxa&#39;s are compiled by dissenters, not otherwise.

    I&#39;m not looking for a humorous reply to his post.

    As you know, dissention and complaints are easy; the refutation is a bit more difficult.

    You see, we are not in a court of law, here-guilt doesn&#39;t have to be proven-innocence doesn&#39;t accrue to the accused, and so here we see the equivalent of a drive-by shooting (with 124 rounds fired), undeterred, indeed joined, somewhat, by the mod on the scene.
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    Originally posted by j2k4@7 July 2003 - 13:09
    You see, we are not in a court of law, here-guilt doesn&#39;t have to be proven-innocence doesn&#39;t accrue to the accused, and so here we see the equivalent of a drive-by shooting (with 124 rounds fired), undeterred, indeed joined, somewhat, by the mod on the scene.
    I realise all this and I&#39;d like to make the point that I&#39;m not defending Mr. Spammer - I&#39;m also fairly sure that more than a few of his points are not reflective of the whole truth.

    You could, however, refute a few select points or come up with a few good things that Bush has done, just to show us the reasoning behind your argument.
    I&#39;d like to hear it - I am always willing to learn.

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    Originally posted by Lamsey@7 July 2003 - 07:15

    You could, however, refute a few select points or come up with a few good things that Bush has done, just to show us the reasoning behind your argument.
    I&#39;d like to hear it - I am always willing to learn.
    I am well aware of your essential and well-appreciated fairness, Lamsey, but really, just "refute a few select points"?

    Out of 124 points, which ones?

    Right or wrong, I&#39;m not about to take on the entire "cut and paste" anti-Bush crowd by myself.

    They have me on sheer numbers, if in no other way.

    I really don&#39;t have that kind of time.
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    Just refute the first few in the list, then say you could go on but won&#39;t, then ask them to check their facts before posting accusations.

    That&#39;s what I&#39;d do anyway...



    Or you could refute mine; there&#39;s only a few of them...

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