21 September 2006

"These People Want to Kill...Us"

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I was hoping that these upcoming elections would be about common sense. Looks like I was sadly mistaken.

It's still about FEAR.

The Republican party can't stand on its record on Iraq and Katrina, so it has decided to scare the crap out of us, predictably.

I live in Missouri right now, and this is the garbage we are being inundated with. You cannot watch any television show over here without being subjected to this offensive political ad.

And you know what the sad thing is? It's working.

For the first time, I'm beginning to seriously doubt that America will bring in a new Congress that won't be afraid to stand up to the president. A congress who will tell him that domestic issues like Hurricane Katrina are more important than Iraq.

And Hugo Chavez sure didn't help the cause either. Now the "True Believers" are galvanized.

It makes me want to cry, if I didn't have so many other things to worry about.

THURSDAY P.M. ADDENDUM: We are now being flooded with a "new and improved" version of the same spot. I caught this one tonight, just in time tonight for dinnertime.

I say the people of New Orleans also make a "These People Want to Kill Us" political advertisement. Only that can include George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Dennis Hastert, Michael Brown and Michael Chertoff. Only come up with a equally-bogus "patriotic" name for your non-profit group, like "Americans for America" or something like that.

5 Comments:

At September 21, 2006 1:30 PM, Blogger Mark said...

Vote for us or you will die, and the queers will get your children.

That is the entire program of the Republican Party.

Is this a great country. Or what?

 
At September 21, 2006 2:03 PM, Blogger Zihuatanejo said...

Check out this story NPR did yesterday. It is about the new book The greatest story ever sold: The decline and fall of Truth from 9\11 to katrina

And can you say astroturf or astro turf?

you guys should realy check this out and sign up on the louisiana branch or create your own New Orleans one at the DFA website below. Check it out:



Iraq for Sale - A New Documentary by Robert Greenwald

You probably remember a few of Robert Greenwald's other movies such as Outfoxed and WalMart: The High Cost of Low Price. In Iraq for Sale, Robert takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq. The film uncovers the connections between private corporations making a killing in Iraq and the decision makers who let it happen.

Halliburton, Dick Cheney and Republican leaders everywhere don't want you to see this movie, especially in October, just a few weeks before Election Day. That's why over 100 DFA groups around the country have already set-up free screenings of Iraq for Sale. Search for the one near you below.

There is a lot of connections to the search site right now but it should clear up:
http://www.dfalink.com/search_iraqforsale.php

 
At September 21, 2006 2:13 PM, Blogger Zihuatanejo said...

Darn, Here is yesterdays NPR story that I was talking about.


And here is the DFA link I mentioned. Enjoy!

"Over the past couple of weeks, as Robert Greenwald's new movie Iraq For Sale: The War Profiteers has been screened in theatres across the country, the buzz has been fantastic. The New York Times review says:

"Mr. Greenwald compiles a horrifying catalog of greed, corruption and incompetence among private contractors in Iraq, focusing primarily on Halliburton, Blackwater Security Consulting and CACI International... the movie goes on to trace connections between the contractors and the Republican Party, assert the buying of influence and explores what it says are questionable accounting systems that encourage an exorbitant waste of taxpayer money. And that's just the first 30 minutes."

Halliburton, Dick Cheney and Republican leaders everywhere don't want you to see this movie, especially in October, just a few weeks before Election Day. That's why DFA groups around the country have set up almost 200 screenings of Iraq for Sale so you can see it FREE.

Search for a free screening:

http://www.dfalink.com/iraqforsale

You probably remember a few of Robert Greenwald's other movies such as Outfoxed and WalMart: The High Cost of Low Price. In Iraq for Sale, Greenwald takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq. The film uncovers the connections between private corporations making a killing in Iraq and the decision makers who let it happen.

The Los Angeles Times review says the film could "unite viewers across all political spectra." The Houston Chronicle says "[Iraq For Sale] carries the torch for the families of civilians who died while driving unprotected trucks on unsafe routes." The Village Voice says, "Iraq for Sale is a much needed reminder of the criminal negligence of those who led the troops into this mess and those who have gotten rich off of it."

Search for a free screening:

http://www.dfalink.com/iraqforsale

Movies are a great way to spread a progressive message and have fun. It's also an excellent tool to recruit new members and students. If you can't find a screening near you, we make it easy for you to set one up.

Set up your own event (you may need to login in first):

http://www.dfalink.com/iraqscreening

Thanks for everything you do to move the message forward,

Charles Chamberlain
Field Director

P.S. To read full reviews, see the trailer, or find out how to get your own copy of the DVD, you can visit http://www.IraqforSale.org

 
At September 22, 2006 10:29 AM, Blogger Slimbolala said...

Actually I think they're planning on using "Vote for us or you will die, and the queers will get your children" as their slogan for the 2008 campaign.

Unfortunately, they keep using it because it keeps working.

 
At September 22, 2006 2:05 PM, Anonymous Ray said...

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