Joe Crews
QUIPS & QUOTES, Compiled by
by Joe Howard Crews

QUOTE: “On my first day in office, I’d end the war in Iraq. On my second day, I’d announce a plan for achieving national energy Independence”.
Bill Richardson - Democratic Candidate March 28, 2007

Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) broke down on the House floor, sobbing uncontrollably as he urged his colleagues to vote in favor of the $100 billion Iraq war spending bill. Boehner began to weep openly in the House, crying out: “After 3,000 of our fellow citizens died at the hands of these terrorists, when are we going to stand up and take them on? When are we going to defeat them?”

COMMENT: I think this clearly shows that men are too emotional to be in politics.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t Boehner very clearly implying that the people that perpetrated 9/11 are Iraqis? Isn’t this the brain-dead argument that even the great George Bush recently renounced? If Boehner were to attend a few military funerals, he would find a genuine reason to weep.

More than one "Death Doctor":
Jack Kevorkian, the former pathologist once known as Doctor Death, says he is prohibited from ever again counseling a ill person on how to die. After eight years behind bars, he won parole after making the promise.

COMMENT: Nothing prohibits Dr. Death from sending patients to the Army recruitment office, so Bush can send them to their death legally.

Mere slogans:
In the Democratic debates last Sunday, June 3, John Edwards called President Bush's global war on terrorism a "political slogan, a bumper sticker, that's all it is" in the second televised debate pitting the eight Democratic contenders. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said she did not agree with Edwards characterization.

COMMENT: Republicans love their slogans.
General Richard Myers, when chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that he "objected to the use of the term 'war on terrorism' before, because if you call it a war, then you think of people in uniform as being the solution." Perhaps Hillary still thinks war is the solution. Shame on Hillary for trying to wrap herself in the same hypocrisy-soaked flag that Bush has used to devastate our once great nation and as much of the rest of the world.

In a full-page advertisement in Sunday’s Washington Post, Larry Flynt, the publisher of Hustler magazine, offered a $1million reward for anyone willing to tell all about their affair with an elected official - and provide proof.

COMMENT: I did not realize Larry Flynt was worth HUNDREDS of millions!

Political columnist and author Christopher Hedges wrote: “Despotic movements need paramilitary forces that operate outside the law, forces that sow fear among potential opponents, and are capable of physically silencing those branded by their leaders as traitors. And in the wrong hands, a Blackwater could well become that force … If the United States falls into a period of instability caused by another catastrophic terrorist attack, an economic meltdown that triggers social unrest, or a series of environmental disasters, such paramilitary forces, protected and assisted by fellow ideologues in the police and military, could ruthlessly abolish what is left of our eroding democracy.”

WHO can represents the poor?
The Repugnican media have been attacking John Edwards, who is running a populist campaign for the poor, the working middle class and the disadvantaged. They claim a rich man cannot really represent them.

EDITOR'S COMMENT: If a self-made rich man is disqualified from representing the common poor people, are we to understand that only a poor man can represent the poor? Likewise, can only a rich person can represent the rich? Rich men have often represented admirably the interest of the common man, as shown by John F. Kennedy and FDR

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