Well, I ramble a bit today. But,what the heck, it's Saturday.
The Great Backyard Bird Count is this weekend. I have a slight advantage on all of you but look out there and see what you have. Here's my list so far:
Bald Eagle, Wood Duck, Crow, Hairy Woodpecker, Carolina Wren, Goldfinch, Nuthatch, Titmaouse, Chickadee. Cardinal, Phoebe, Turkey Vulture, Turkey, Pileated Woodpecker, Blue Heron, mourning dove, junco, and several Damfino's.
Holy bleep!!! Gannon Gate has hit the mainstream media but strangely, only from the GOP apologist point of view. What has been stated that I've seen is something like,
"Poor Jeff Gannon...He was a male prostitute who has tried to get a real job as a reporter and the evil Democrats just won't let him be."
There is a reeking stink on this whole thing that disgusts me.
Jeff Gannon's real name seems to be Jim Guckert, and he was running a male prostitute web site and himself servicing customers. The question is how many of his customers are in the Bush Whitehouse?
Here's the deal:
Without the evangelical FundXtians added to their fascist coalition, the Neo-Conservatives (Bush, Rummy, Rove, Wolfowitz, etc.) have no power to win elections. They are severly compromised because while protraying public homophobia to appease the Evangelicals, a significant number of the GOP and Bush's inner circle are in fact gay. Therefore the hippocrisy!
Look, folks! A significant number of EVERYBODY's inner circle is in fact, gay. This is life. It's the way things are. But by allowing one fairly small group (Evangelicals are about 17% of America) to generate a fear of another group (Homosexuals are probably around 10% of Americans) It sets us up for two things:
First, Fear and hatred can be used to drive public opinion into places logic and reason would never permit. There are no WMD's in Iraq, Al Queda was never allied with Saddam in any way, and nothing homosexuals do with each other can possibly affect heterosexual marriages, but these fears drove our last presidential election into the abyss of Fascism.
Secondly, villifying gays does one thing above all others. Sex is pretty much an un-ressistable "Drive"...People will find each other and they will follow the directives of their biological programming. High ranking gay members of the Bush administration have now set themselves up for blackmail. This happened the last time Conservatives were in unopposed power in the fifties, though I suspect most people have little current awareness of Joe McCarthy, Roy Cohn, J. Edgar Hoover and the horrible abuses of power that resulted.
One must ask,
"Was blackmail involved in getting Jeff Gannon his Press Pass?"
"Was blackmail involved in allowing Gannon access to classified CIA materials?"
"Was Blackmail involved in Gannon's "scoop' and announcement of the attack on Iraq, four hours before the actual announcement from our government?"
"Was Blackmail involved in Gannon NOT being one of the reporters threatened with jail for not revealing the source of the CIA leak?"
(Gannon/Guckert himself appears to be the leak, the question is who was he servicing that gave him the documents?
Throughout the history of the world, high ranking government officials, Kings, Presidents, Secretaries of Defense, Justice, and State, have slept with the wrong wives, girlfriends, husbands, boyfriends, and prostitutes of every conceivable kind. Evil in many forms, including scandals, have resulted in those societies only when they have been ruled by hippocrisy.
The problem with the right wing is a deep and corrupting stupidity born of selfishness and arrogance. It will lead to their destruction, eventually. The only question in return, is:
How witheringly destructive will their actions be to America before they fall?
I am having difficulty accepting all the information that is coming out, but...If the mainstream media ever grows testicles or ovaries, it will blow the Bush Whitehouse off the planet earth! Let us all watch and see just how deep is the corruption of a once Free Press.
Here's an excerpt from a good resource:
"Gannongate," which is only now being mentioned by the mainstream news media, threatens to expose a potentially damaging GOP pedophile and male prostitution ring dating back to the 1980s and the administration of George H. W. Bush....
One White House reporter expressed revulsion over the fact that it was Fleischer who took away press credential from the late long-time White House correspondent Sarah McClendon and handed them to Gannon....
Last year, a senior source on the Washington Times editorial staff (the same paper that broke the GOP pedophile scandal in 1989) linked White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove to gay activities involving top Republican political strategists in Washington, DC....
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