Month: July 2007

Bushworld – Ignore Science and Reason, Silence Critics


From the July 11th Washington Post:

Ex-Surgeon General Says White House Hushed Him

By Christopher Lee
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, July 11, 2007; A01

Former surgeon general Richard H. Carmona yesterday accused the Bush administration of muzzling him on sensitive public health issues, becoming the most prominent voice among several current and former federal science officials who have complained of political interference.


Article: For Libby, Bush Seemed to Alter His Texas Policy


From the July 8, 2007, New York Times:

For Libby, Bush Seemed to Alter His Texas Policy

Until he commuted the 30-month prison sentence of I. Lewis Libby Jr. on Monday, President Bush had said almost nothing about his philosophy in granting clemency while at the White House.

As governor of Texas, though, Mr. Bush discussed and applied a consistent and narrow standard when deciding whether to issue pardons and commutations. And that standard appears to be at odds with his decision in the Libby case.


Flash Update: Bushworld: Still Above the Law


Bush Denies Congress Access to Aides
By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press Writer
11:35 PM PDT, July 9, 2007, LA Times

WASHINGTON — President Bush directed former aides to defy congressional subpoenas on Monday, claiming executive privilege and prodding lawmakers closer to their first contempt citations against administration officials since Ronald Reagan was president.


Article: A Profile in Cowardice


From the July 8, 2007, New York Times:

Op-Ed Columnist
A Profile in Cowardice

THERE was never any question that President Bush would grant amnesty to Scooter Libby, the man who knows too much about the lies told to sell the war in Iraq. The only questions were when, and how, Mr. Bush would buy Mr. Libby’s silence. Now we have the answers, and they’re at least as incriminating as the act itself. They reveal the continued ferocity of a White House cover-up and expose the true character of a commander in chief whose tough-guy shtick can no longer camouflage his fundamental cowardice.


Sicko, The Movie: American Healthcare vs. Rest of Developed World’s)


Everybody should see this movie. American, non-American, living in America, not living in America, whatever. This will really open your eyes and make you want to get involved. See Michael Moore’s website for more info, from movie trailers and fact checks to news, commentary and copies of documents, letters, etc. See this page for links and to find out what you can do, from promototing the movie to writing your representatives, making YouTube movies, etc. Please share this post or write a better one and share that. Just get it moving. Let’s see what we can do. Cheers!