Week Two - August 4th, 2004

Greetings once again,

Dubya Fun Fact #3
To borrow a term from a brilliant Republican (Ah-nuld!)…Dubya is a girlie-man…not a strong leader like Dubya and Republicans claim (that is unless he is leading an initiative to give more tax breaks to big business and wealthy individuals).
A characteristic that Dubya and his conservative backers claim is one of his greatest strengths is his "bold leadership" as commander-in-chief.  Given his "bold leadership," one would think that Dubya would have reacted immediately when told "the country is under attack" while reading to a group of school children on 9/11/01.  And what did our bold commander-in-chief do when told?  He sat frozen in his chair for over 7 minutes and did absolutely nothing!  The footage of him sitting there frozen stiff can be seen in Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, and it's also loading below (taken with thanks from The Memory Hole).

Dubya Fun Fact #4
Dubya pulled the US out of the Kyoto Agreement on global warming, which had been agreed upon by 178 other countries.  Sticking to the agreement would have forced various industries to cut a bit in to their massive profits to pay for equipment to reduce various forms of pollution.

Kerry Fun Fact #3
Kerry has pledged to invest $15 billion through tax credits and other assistance to encourage automobile companies to manufacture advanced vehicles that are more fuel efficient resulting from researching Hybrid and Hydrogen Fuel vehicles.  Doing so will not only improve the fuel efficiency of our vehicles which cuts down on pollution and environmental concerns, it will help to greatly reduce America’s dependence on Middle East oil.

Kerry Fun Fact #4
Regarding intelligence reform, Kerry has vowed to support a plan that demands accountability, separates analysis and operations, and creates a Director of National Intelligence with real control of all national intelligence personnel and budgets.  He fully supported the 9/11 commission in their efforts and as president would support ALL of the recommendations of the commission.

Bush Quote of the Week
Do you have blacks, too?” – George W. Bush.  Comment made to Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso during a White House meeting in Washington D.C. on November 8, 2001

Other Quote of the Week
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, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” – Theodore Roosevelt, The Kansas City Star, May 7, 1918

Links
Michael Moore’s official website.  Contains information about Fahrenheit 9/11 as well as ways to be active in our democracy.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) website containing information regarding the Kyoto Convention and Protocol.  Click here for a link to an updated list of all of the countries that have accepted the Kyoto Agreement