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Monday, June 26, 2006

Who's In Charge of this Country Anyway?



There are many things that I tell my kids.

Things like...

Brush your teeth.

Put up your clothes.

Clean your room.

Do your homework.


You know... regular stuff.


But I also tell them other things.

Things that I think are important.


One of the things I tell them is:

You don't need to tell people everything you know.


I think it's important to know when and where to keep your mouth shut.


So President Bush got a little hot with the New York Times today for a story they printed about some of the government's intelligence gathering methods.

And he should have.


How stupid can people be?

Don't you think that it is important to keep secrets a secret, ESPECIALLY if they involve our national security?

Once again we see the mainstream media trying to run the country from their newsrooms.

They don't report the facts...

They have an agenda to promote.

And it's anti-American too.

The mainstream media is trying to run the United States through the manipulation of public opinion and selective reporting.


You can hear the arrogance:

Keller told CNN he didn't expect to be prosecuted. "So far, the administration, and in particular the attorney general, while they have dropped some hints about prosecution, they have not embraced in full the argument that the Espionage Act applies to journalists," the Times editor said.


I think the New York Times should be prosecuted for treason and espionage.

And Mr. Bill Keller needs to be taken out of the driver's seat and...


fired.

later...

A prudent man is concealing knowledge, And the heart of fools proclaimeth folly.
Proverbs 12:23 (Young's Literal Translation)

8 Comments:

Blogger Linda in Norman said...

well T.J. i guess if it was a secret it would have never gotten out. i think bush's people need to learn how to keep a secret. maybe the new york times is doing bush a favor...he needs to know that someone in his administation can't keep their mouth shut. i am just glad this isn't over really, really top secret stuff. you know what i mean. granted everyone need to be resposable for their actions.

June 27, 2006 7:15 AM  
Blogger wolfbaby said...

Some things should just not be discussed, it ain't right. They should be prosacuted.. gesh some people... and yeah bush's people need to learn to keep better secreats.. it goes both ways

June 27, 2006 10:52 AM  
Blogger It's me, T.J. said...

Hey guys...

It's my understanding that, in this particular instance, the information was coming from banking officials who have/had been served subpoenas for this information.

The government is following the law by issueing these legal documents.

Either way, how the NY Times got its source is inconsequential at this point since they had been ASKED, numerous times, by high ranking government officials to NOT make this information widely known to the general public.

The NY Times refused to do this.

Either way in the event that the NY Times had highly classified information that they had 'received' via a "leak" or a "mole" in the White House, it would seem to me that the American thing to do would be to ASSIST in capturing and stopping such a breach in our national security.

Where's their ethics?

later...

June 27, 2006 11:36 AM  
Anonymous Moof said...

While I would hate to see us lose our rights to freedom of the press, I would also like our left wing media to learn a bit of common sense ... a little patriotism would be nice, too.

Thanks for the post, Dear Heart!

June 27, 2006 2:46 PM  
Blogger It's me, T.J. said...

You're welcome Moof.

later...

June 27, 2006 5:09 PM  
Blogger jakalof said...

I don't know about the details of the specific thing your are raising on the so-called left wing media. But in my opinion, its Bush that should be prosecuted.

Let's see:
1) Invade Iraq on a lie -- drag us into a quagmire of unprecendent proportions (400 billion and counting, 2500 US lives, 17000 wounded, countless iraqis dead)

2) Rack up the largest federal deficit ever with no end in sight

3) Systematically ignore the environment and bring down years of efforts to keep our air and water clean -- ignore the rest of the world and pull the US out of the Kyoto agreement. Ignore global warming.

4) Completely fail to address a campaign promise on the looming social security crisis

5) Completely ignore the sky rocketing prices in health care

6) Act like the oil reserves in Alaska are going to solve our looming energy crisis. Lets throw away one of the only pristine places left on the planet for a 1 year supply of oil rather than looking into renewable energy sources.

7) Change the subject away from the above national crises and problems that they created by talking about social issues that may be important but only serve to hypnotize the republican base so that they forget about the real issues.

In my book, its Bush that should be prosecuted!

June 27, 2006 9:42 PM  
Blogger It's me, T.J. said...

Hey Jak!

Good to 'see' you.

I would like to address these points that you make.

I wish that Blogger was cooperating last night so you could have seen my post.

I will see if I can get it up now.

later...

June 28, 2006 2:16 PM  
Blogger It's me, T.J. said...

1) Invade Iraq on a lie -- drag us into a quagmire of unprecendent proportions (400 billion and counting, 2500 US lives, 17000 wounded, countless iraqis dead)

Some of the WMD's were moved, but there are still many of them still there in Iraq. A lot of the WMD's are buried, making them very difficult to locate. Some of the insurgents have also used some mustard gas in the last several weeks too. The thing about this is that the MSM has had a lot of this information available to them. They just haven't given it the coverage because they want to continue to the chant that "Bush lied".

Either way, this isn't the first big outlay of cash for military conflicts. The Vietnam War actually started with President Truman and $160 million back in the late 40's. That's some big bucks, when you add inflation on top of that, for a war we *weren't committed to* at that time.

Then you had Eisenhower in on the action too.

And you can't forget John F. Kennedy's role. Kennedy was anti-communist to the bone. He had his fingers in several political pies overseas. Only thing is, he never really pulled out a plum.

Then President Johnson was caught cleaning up the mess that was started decades before he took office.

I think that there were probably a few billion dollars spent in those efforts. Not counting the lives lost.

And folks were 'chanting' things back then too.

But who did they hurt the most with their anti-war demonstrations?

Our soldiers.

The MSM couldn't even give them a decent "welcome home".

2) Rack up the largest federal deficit ever with no end in sight

This does seem to be a monumental problem. Of course, who could have forseen 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina? A tsunami half-way around the world, earthquakes, and who knows what else?

If Louisiana had of used their federal $'s the way they should have (instead of dredging the Mississippi for floating gambling casinos, etc.) they would have been in much better shape post-Katrina. Louisiana knew it was going to happen sooner or later. They had been warned, but they chose to ignore the warnings.

And I don't feel that giving every one of those folks $5000 each was such a good idea either. It's just that many of them expected it because they were already dependent on the government for their sustenance.

A lot of that money went down the drain too with frivolous unnecessary purchases. That makes me mad. And the corruption. Gee whiz.

I don't know if the Iraq war is costing us any more money than any other conflict, once you tack on for inflation that is. It certainly isn't killing as many people.

As far as civilian deaths go... well, World War II and the Vietnam War are still by far the worst.

3) Systematically ignore the environment and bring down years of efforts to keep our air and water clean -- ignore the rest of the world and pull the US out of the Kyoto agreement. Ignore global warming.

I don't think this is true at all.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/energy/

http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/environment/

Once again, since the MSM doesn't like the current administration, we don't hear about the good stuff.

As far as Kyoto goes...

If China won't sign it, then I don't think we should either. They are the biggest polluters in the world bar none.

And nobody says a thing to them about it either. I've written several posts about China. They are a force that will have to be reckoned with, sooner or later. You can search my blog using the term China.

And I don't believe that there is such a thing as a man-made global warming. We'll sure be scratching our heads if earth gets hit by another ice age before the return of Christ. More methane gas is created by everyone's farts and rotting food than anything else. It also naturally occurs in the environment too.

Just like drought and rainy periods... the earth's weather seems to go through cycles.

Wait till we get hit with a record snowfall and cold temperatures (and we will). We'll be wishing for some of that global warming.

4) Completely fail to address a campaign promise on the looming social security crisis

There is only so much that the President can do on this one. Congress has to hammer stuff out on it first. All the President needs is a workable plan to sign off on.

5) Completely ignore the sky rocketing prices in health care

What do you not like about his plan?

http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/healthcare/


6) Act like the oil reserves in Alaska are going to solve our looming energy crisis. Lets throw away one of the only pristine places left on the planet for a 1 year supply of oil rather than looking into renewable energy sources.

I think the administration is getting a handle on this one. What's amazing is how it's all President Bush's fault when we have endured oil embargos, shortages, and what not YEARS before he came to office. Why is it all of a sudden his sole responsibility now? Someone 'else' could have done something about it long before he took office.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/energy/

7) Change the subject away from the above national crises and problems that they created by talking about social issues that may be important but only serve to hypnotize the republican base so that they forget about the real issues.

I don't understand this one.

Either way, all of these problems were here before he took office. The Social Security office, as well as Congress, has known about shortfalls for decades now.

And all of these other issues...

These problems didn't just now appear.

They've been around for quite some time.


I don't understand why everyone thinks these these issues have "Made by Bush" stamped on them.

It's weird to me.

later...

June 28, 2006 7:30 PM  

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