Monday, March 19, 2007

Giuliani Thinks Bush is a Donkey

Citgo Petroleum Corporation is the American subsidiary of PetrĂ³leos de Venezuela, which means that Giuliani has been lobbying on behalf of Hugo Chavez.

Of course, the real problem here is that we have people who are both politicians and lobbyists: the people who make our laws, and the people who get paid by corporations to influence our lawmakers ARE THE SAME PEOPLE!!

But I digress...

Shh, darling... Let us not speak of true political issues when there is so much mindless political gossip at hand!

Giuliani is a partner in a firm that lobbies for Citgo.

And Citgo is run by Chavez!


Giuliani thinks Bush is a Donkey!

Okay seriously, the way I see it, Giuliani has two options.

He can admit that there is nothing wrong with his company working with Citgo because whatever President Chavez's political persuasions, the fact is that President Chavez has never done anything that even remotely constituted a threat to the United States, or any of his neighbors. Ever.

Or Mr. Giuliani can admit that money trumps politics, and he doesn't care who's buying the laws, so long as they're paying in American dollars.

If nothing else, this juicy tidbit should only serve to endear Mr. Giuliani to his base because it's not just the fact that Chavez calls Bush a Donkey, it's the ostentatious show of machismo he exudes in the process. That's an attitude any New Yorker can appreciate.


Derelect said...

bush is a donkey.

jason said...

Bush is a donkey, and lobbyists ruined our government. If I as a citizen, met with the politicians and offered a bribe I would be removed in cuffs or a special white jacket. A lobbyist is supposed to be a representative, not vp in charge of bribery. Lobbyist are scum that think capital and profit trump democracy. Politicians that accept monies from these bastards should be tried for treason. As far as Giuliani goes, I think he's a gift. Just like Newt. So many mis-steps, so many skeletons. He will be picked apart quickly. Dude moved the crisis management center into the highest profile target in Manhattan instead of Brooklyn like the smart people told him to. The result being loss of firefighters lives. They didn't get the message from the air that the towers were coming down, so they didn't evacuate. Yes, he "cleaned up" NY by moving Disney into times square, advocating the most brutal and racist police era NY had seen in ages. If that's not enough (there's much, much, more by the way) He not only poked his cousin, but he married her! I'm not talking 6 degrees of separation here either. 2nd cousin. I'm interested to see if cousin poking can be wiggled out of with the "religious" "right" Giuliani, Newt, McCain, all poor candidates. We need to focus on this Mormon fella Romney, he's prob. their guy, at this point anyway. We're still talking 20 months of bullshit to go. I think the 2 candidates are prob. going to be people that are not on the scope yet. Gore v.(Romney?)

Heather Annastasia said...

First of all, Giuliani has done enough rat-bastard stuff without getting on him about his cousin. In some cultures, you're expected to marry your cousin (and some people's cousins are just damn sexy).

Randy Rhodes said Lobbyists are named lobbyists because they used to not be able to get past the lobby.

Now, as far as bribing politicians, we all know it happens, but I want to skip over that for now and just focus in on the facts that even mr Giuliani isn't denying because those are disturbing enough:

Lobbyists are people who represent special interest groups.

They speak to our lawmakers on behalf of their special interest group and try to influence the laws that are being passed.

A good example of lobbying at work: wheelchair ramps at crosswalks.

Here's where it all goes wrong:

Lobbyist who are also politicians.

Lobbying firms. People who get paid by corporations or industries to influence lawmakers.

It's one thing if you really believe in a cause, it's another thing if you're selling your political connections to the highest bidder.

When are we going to take our country back from these people??

Jason said...

I did go on a bit of a tear didn't I?
Sorry about that.

Aren't all lobbyists politicians anymore? We should take it back now.

Randi Rhodes is excellent. I listen to her just about everyday. I bounce my boobies (well, I bounce pretend boobies.) with her on Friday too :)

Cousin lovin' is bad, it produces people like Bush.

Heather Annastasia said...

Are you kidding? Tear away!

I'm glad I was in the passenger seat the first time I heard "Bounce Your Boobies" because I about died laughing.

I have to admit, I don't know how to take back our government. Let's face it, our government isn't ours anymore, and I'm not sure it can be fixed at this point.

MarySmith123 said...

You're a Satanist and a Commie?

Why am I not surprised?

Jason said...

Holy Shit! (literally)

It's MAry.

Mary I was afraid we weren't going to hear from you again. I learn so much from your well thought out, clearly defined comments.

Could you please define Satanist and Commie for the rest of class, then define what makes any of these posts or comments fit into either category? After all, Jesus was a teacher right? Teach away religious master. We love information around here.

MarySmith123 said...

Ms. Siladi refers to Satan as a "concept," and says that the "concept" of Satan didn't exist when Genesis was written.

Satan is not a concept, he is a being. Oh, he'd like you to think he was just a "concept."

Daniel De Leon is communist. Ms. Siladi is posting links to his work.

Need I say more?

Heather Annastasia said...

Don't Satanists worship Satan?

Wouldn't I have to believe Satan was real in order to be a Satanist??

As for posting links, I've posted links to videos of Ken Ham. Does that make a christian? Seriously, let me know if that makes me a christian and I'll change my ways!

Jason said...

Also, Daniel De Leon was a socialist, not a communist. Be careful too Mary, labels are dangerous. Columbus was either a patriotic American or a genocidal maniac.

Are you saying that Satan is a corporeal being? Maybe it is Cheney after all!

Anonymous said...

Maybe a bit of a digression, but the problem with America is that there is absolutely no leadership anymore. The president must be something of a superman. The reason the current administration will be so destructive is because Bush has lowered the bar so far. I hated Clinton, but at least he was something of a superman. The elder Bush was the same way, as was Reagan. All very accomplished men who were motivated from day one. Presidents were all that way at one time. People do not respect Bush becasue he is the epitome of what everyone hates about heirs and monied slacker kids. He never worked for anything in his life and has been a monument of mediocrity (or worse) in every endeavor he has undertaken. He's just a man in a suit, not a leader. But this is beside the point. There has not been any real leadership in America since the cold war era. Now the people in power have to run a poll before they take even the smallest action. Its not about doing what's right anymore, its about staying in office. The effect, as I see it, is that NO ONE IS AT THE WHEEL. The people in the driver's seat are letting the car decide where to go. Don't follow the f-ing polls, follow some principle. Have some guts and some balls. By the way, if the leader with the most balls is a woman then I would gladly follow her anywhere (I'm sure that's not the case with hillary clinton, however). Charismatic and determined leadership may not make everyone happy, but people follow leaders and not panderers. Anyway, I doubt half of the people who respond to polls have the gumption to get off their *ss and vote, let alone know when the voting will occur.

And Jason: Do you REALLY think that ANYONE who lost to G.W. Bush is going to get the Democratic nomination? No. Especially not Gore who is having a very public psychotic break as we speak. Look for Obama/Clinton vs. McCain.

Jason said...


I don't know if you're looking for an argument or what? I agree with most of that. What is this Gore "psychotic break" you speak of? Did I miss something?

McCain scares me a lot more than Clinton, even though I don't like either. I kind of like Obama 'cause he seems cool, but politicians are politicians of course, and he is certainly a politician.

I hope Gore gives it another shot. I think he could pull it off if he plays his cards right. He would probably go down like Kennedy though, so maybe it isn't such a great idea after all.

Anonymous said...

Not really looking for an argument although its always welcome. I'm just saying I think there is about zero chance of Gore getting the nomination. In particular whilst he is positioning himself as an "earth has a fever" extremist. At least he's taking a stand one way or the other, but its too one dimensional and I think this is a gross overestimation on his part of the political weight of the Whole Foods crowd.

Anonymous said...

WASHINGTON, DC—Almost a year after the cessation of major combat and a month after the nation's first free democratic elections, President Bush unveiled the coalition forces' strategy for exiting Iraq.

Bush announces the pullout of Iraq through Iran.
"I'm pleased to announce that the Department of Defense and I have formulated a plan for a speedy withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq," Bush announced Monday morning. "We'll just go through Iran."

Bush said the U.S. Army, which deposed Iran's longtime enemy Saddam Hussein, should be welcomed with open arms by the Islamic-fundamentalist state.

"And Iran's so nearby," Bush said. "It's only a hop, skip, and a jump to the east."

According to White House officials, coalition air units will leave forward air bases in Iraq and transport munitions to undisclosed locations in Iran. After 72 to 96 hours of aerial-bomb retreats, armored-cavalry units will retreat across the Zagros mountains in tanks, armored personnel carriers, and strike helicopters. The balance of the 120,000 troops will exit into the oil-rich borderlands around the Shatt-al-Arab region within 30 days.

Pentagon sources said U.S. Central Command has been formulating the exit plan under guidelines set by Bush.

"The fact is, we've accomplished our goals in Iraq," said General George Casey, the commander of coalition forces in the Iraqi theater. "Now, it's time to bring our men and women home—via Iran."

Questions have been raised about the unprecedented size of the withdrawal budget.

"I'm asking Congress to approve a $187-billion budget to enable us to exit as smoothly as possible," said Casey, whose budget request includes several hundred additional M1A1 Abrams battle tanks, 72 new C-130 cargo planes, and two brigades of artillery. "We're concerned about the safety of our troops, so we need to have the capacity to deal with insurgent forces all the way from the Iraqi border through to Tehran."

Casey has requested a budget increase for the Pentagon, so that the government can reward recruits who serve in the U.S. mission to exit Iraq.

Some of the Iranian citizens U.S. troops will meet as they pass through Iran.
"The plan also includes a minor stopover for refueling and provisional replenishment in Syria," Casey said. "But I don't expect we'll need more than 50,000 additional troops for that stretch of the Iraq pullout."

Bush's plan has met with widespread support.

"The people who said Iraq was a quagmire and that the president would never get our troops out are now eating crow," said Sean Hannity on his popular radio show Tuesday. "Of course, I don't expect anyone will have the honor to come forward and actually admit that they were wrong to question our commander-in-chief."

Sioux Falls, SD's Dianne Haverbuck, who has two sons in the military, said she was pleased to hear of the impending exit.

"Don and Kenneth have already been in Iraq an extra four months, so it's so good to hear that they'll finally be leaving that dangerous place," Haverbuck said. "I can't tell you how happy I was when the president said—what was it? I wrote it down. 'Getting our troops out of the Middle East and back home to their families is a viable long-term goal.'"

"I can't wait to see the boys," Haverbuck added.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Hoseini-Khamenei welcomed the exit plan.

"Let the Allied armies come to Iran," Khamenei said. "I believe I can assure you that, if they do withdraw here, their brothers-in-arms in the Islamic Republican Army, the Revolutionary Guards Corps, the Quds special forces units, and the Basij Popular Mobilization Army will no doubt do everything they can to make the troops' trip back home memorable."

Heather Annastasia said...

You anonymous folks need to pick a name!

A-1, on the issue of Gore, here's my beef:

When Gore was VP he proposed economic sanctions on South Africa. Why you ask? Wars? Genocide? Human rights violations? No! South Africa was manufacturing AIDS drugs and US companies had patents on the drugs. Of course, what good is medicine to people who can't afford it? Granted, he only proposed these sanctions; as soon as the media caught wind of such a proposal, he shut the hell up, but what a slime!

A-2, on pulling out of Iraq,

That is just to clever not to put your name on it!

Anonymous said...


I would love to take credit for that but it came off The Onion. Just thought you guys might enjoy the reading.

Gore has always given me the creeps. I don't think I could be identified as anything but an mildly conservative independent, but something about that guy seems so... Slimy.

Jason said...

I didn't know that about Gore (the South Africa aids drug thing.) That rather pisses me off. In the interest of hearing both sides of an argument. I recently watched "The Great Global Warming Swindle" which aired on BBC earlier in the month. It provides a compelling argument.

Jason said...

Sorry that address doesn't resolve, just do a google video search for "The Great Global Warming Swindle"

Heather Annastasia said...


Is that the word?

I say linkify .

People seem to get my meaning.

Jason said...

I like your word linkify, as a matter of fact I've adopted it. Though I meant that the address didn't work... it somehow got truncated when I pasted it.