Bright Clothing for a Crowded Marathon

Discussion in 'General Fitness' started by Charlie Byrne, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. I am running in NYC Marathon and will have a few people along the course
    rooting me on.

    I am thinking about what color clothes I might wear to perhaps make me
    easier to spot.

    My standard black shirt and black shorts will not stand out, I don't think.

    I'm not interested in looking like a clown or wearing some ridiculous
    costume...just something that might be a little different from the masses.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Harold Buck

    Harold Buck Guest

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Charlie Byrne" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I am running in NYC Marathon and will have a few people along the course
    > rooting me on.
    >
    > I am thinking about what color clothes I might wear to perhaps make me
    > easier to spot.
    >
    > My standard black shirt and black shorts will not stand out, I don't think.
    >
    > I'm not interested in looking like a clown or wearing some ridiculous
    > costume...just something that might be a little different from the masses.
    >



    Can you find a coolmax Hawaiian shirt?

    --Harold Buck


    "I used to rock and roll all night,
    and party every day.
    Then it was every other day. . . ."
    -Homer J. Simpson
     
  3. Bethowmuch

    Bethowmuch Guest

    Purple and yellow, we've got a black dude who was mayor here a few years ago,
    he definitely stood out from the crowd. Nice guy but he almost glowed in the
    dark.
     
  4. Barf Bag

    Barf Bag Guest

    >I'm not interested in looking like a clown

    You're doomed.
     
  5. I never grow weary of the jogger credo. LOOK AT ME, EVERYONE! LOOK AT
    ME!
     
  6. Barf Bag

    Barf Bag Guest

    >I never grow weary of the jogger credo. LOOK AT ME, EVERYONE! LOOK AT
    >ME!


    I thought was the porn stars creedo.
     
  7. RWalter2

    RWalter2 Guest

    << Subject: Bright Clothing for a Crowded Marathon
    From: "Charlie Byrne" [email protected]
    Date: Tue, Sep 21, 2004 10:38 AM
    Message-id: <[email protected]>

    I am running in NYC Marathon and will have a few people along the course
    rooting me on.

    I am thinking about what color clothes I might wear to perhaps make me
    easier to spot.

    My standard black shirt and black shorts will not stand out, I don't think.

    I'm not interested in looking like a clown or wearing some ridiculous
    costume...just something that might be a little different from the masses.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks.

    >><BR><BR>



    Lime green shirts and hats stand out pretty well. They usually have some for
    sale at most marathon expos.


    Robert Walter, CA
     
  8. teknofyle

    teknofyle Guest

    Was he a Lakers fan?

    "Bethowmuch" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Purple and yellow, we've got a black dude who was mayor here a few years
    > ago,
    > he definitely stood out from the crowd. Nice guy but he almost glowed in
    > the
    > dark.
     
  9. runners4bush

    runners4bush Guest

  10. Barf Bag

    Barf Bag Guest

    DISGUSTED? Weeks ago, John Zogby pointed out
    on his website that 47% of democrats don't just disagree with Bush--they
    personally despise him. Among undecideds, Bush's job approval rating is 30%.
    Thus, Zogby gives Kerry a 80-100 point advantage in the electoral college. In
    4 years, we have gone from the largest federal budget surplus we have ever had
    to the largest deficit we have ever had; From the largest job growth we have
    ever had, to the first president since Herbert Hoover to have a net decline of
    jobs during his tenure. Investors have done worse than during the Wategate
    years.

    Bush's Chairman of the Council of Economic advisors believes that outsourcing
    is good for the country (don't laugh, he said it); Certainly, we could find
    someone in Bangalore, India who could do a better job.
    ====================
    1. Social Security Surplus

    BUSH PLEDGES NOT TO TOUCH SOCIAL SECURITY SURPLUS... "We're going to
    keep the promise of Social Security and keep the government from
    raiding the Social Security surplus." [President Bush, 3/3/01] ...BUSH
    SPENDS SOCIAL SECURITY SURPLUS The New York Times reported that "the
    president's new budget uses Social Security surpluses to pay for other
    programs every year through 2013, ultimately diverting more than $1.4
    trillion in Social Security funds to other purposes." [The New York
    Times, 2/6/02]

    2. Patient's Right to Sue

    GOVERNOR BUSH VETOES PATIENTS' RIGHT TO SUE... "Despite his campaign
    rhetoric in favor of a patients' bill of rights, Bush fought such a
    bill tooth and nail as Texas governor, vetoing a bill coauthored by
    Republican state Rep. John Smithee in 1995. He... constantly opposed a
    patient's right to sue an HMO over coverage denied that resulted in
    adverse health effects." [Salon, 2/7/01] ...CANDIDATE BUSH PRAISES
    TEXAS PATIENTS' RIGHT TO SUE... "We're one of the first states that
    said you can sue an HMO for denying you proper coverage... It's time
    for our nation to come together and do what's right for the people.
    And I think this is right for the people. You know, I support a
    national patients' bill of rights, Mr. Vice President. And I want all
    people covered. I don't want the law to supersede good law like we've
    got in Texas." [Governor Bush, 10/17/00] ...PRESIDENT BUSH'S
    ADMINISTRATION ARGUES AGAINST RIGHT TO SUE "To let two Texas
    consumers, Juan Davila and Ruby R. Calad, sue their managed-care
    companies for wrongful denials of medical benefits ‘would be to
    completely undermine' federal law regulating employee benefits,
    Assistant Solicitor General James A. Feldman said at oral argument
    March 23. Moreover, the administration's brief attacked the policy
    rationale for Texas's law, which is similar to statutes on the books
    in nine other states." [Washington Post, 4/5/04]

    3. Tobacco Buyout

    BUSH SUPPORTS CURRENT TOBACCO FARMERS' QUOTA SYSTEM... "They've got
    the quota system in place -- the allotment system -- and I don't think
    that needs to be changed." [President Bush, 5/04] ...BUSH
    ADMINISTRATION WILL SUPPORT FEDERAL BUYOUT OF TOBACCO QUOTAS "The
    administration is open to a buyout." [White House spokeswoman Jeanie
    Mamo, 6/18/04]

    4. North Korea

    BUSH WILL NOT OFFER NUCLEAR NORTH KOREA INCENTIVES TO DISARM... "We
    developed a bold approach under which, if the North addressed our
    long-standing concerns, the United States was prepared to take
    important steps that would have significantly improved the lives of
    the North Korean people. Now that North Korea's covert nuclear weapons
    program has come to light, we are unable to pursue this approach."
    [President's Statement, 11/15/02] ...BUSH ADMINISTRATION OFFERS NORTH
    KOREA INCENTIVES TO DISARM"Well, we will work to take steps to ease
    their political and economic isolation. So there would be -- what you
    would see would be some provisional or temporary proposals that would
    only lead to lasting benefit after North Korea dismantles its nuclear
    programs. So there would be some provisional or temporary efforts of
    that nature." [White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, 6/23/04]

    5. Abortion

    BUSH SUPPORTS A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE... "Bush said he...favors
    leaving up to a woman and her doctor the abortion question." [The
    Nation, 6/15/00, quoting the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, 5/78] ...BUSH
    OPPOSES A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE "I am pro-life." [Governor Bush,
    10/3/00]

    6. OPEC

    BUSH PROMISES TO FORCE OPEC TO LOWER PRICES... "What I think the
    president ought to do [when gas prices spike] is he ought to get on
    the phone with the OPEC cartel and say we expect you to open your
    spigots...And the president of the United States must jawbone OPEC
    members to lower the price." [President Bush, 1/26/00] ...BUSH REFUSES
    TO LOBBY OPEC LEADERS With gas prices soaring in the United States at
    the beginning of 2004, the Miami Herald reported the president refused
    to "personally lobby oil cartel leaders to change their minds." [Miami
    Herald, 4/1/04]

    7. Iraq Funding

    BUSH SPOKESMAN DENIES NEED FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR THE REST OF
    2004... "We do not anticipate requesting supplemental funding for '04"
    [White House Budget Director Joshua Bolton, 2/2/04] ...BUSH REQUESTS
    ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR IRAQ FOR 2004 "I am requesting that Congress
    establish a $25 billion contingency reserve fund for the coming fiscal
    year to meet all commitments to our troops." [President Bush,
    Statement by President, 5/5/04]

    8. Condoleeza Rice Testimony

    BUSH SPOKESMAN SAYS RICE WON'T TESTIFY AS 'A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE'...
    "Again, this is not her personal preference; this goes back to a
    matter of principle. There is a separation of powers issue involved
    here. Historically, White House staffers do not testify before
    legislative bodies. So it's a matter of principle, not a matter of
    preference." [White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, 3/9/04]
    ....BUSH ORDERS RICE TO TESTIFY: "Today I have informed the Commission
    on Terrorist Attacks Against the United States that my National
    Security Advisor, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, will provide public
    testimony." [President Bush, 3/30/04]

    9. Science

    BUSH PLEDGES TO ISSUE REGULATIONS BASED ON SCIENCE..."I think we ought
    to have high standards set by agencies that rely upon science, not by
    what may feel good or what sounds good." [then-Governor George W.
    Bush, 1/15/00] ...BUSH ADMINISTRATION REGULATIONS IGNORE SCIENCE "60
    leading scientists—including Nobel laureates, leading medical experts,
    former federal agency directors and university chairs and
    presidents—issued a statement calling for regulatory and legislative
    action to restore scientific integrity to federal policymaking.
    According to the scientists, the Bush administration has, among other
    abuses, suppressed and distorted scientific analysis from federal
    agencies, and taken actions that have undermined the quality of
    scientific advisory panels." [Union of Concerned Scientists, 2/18/04]

    10. Ahmed Chalabi

    BUSH INVITES CHALABI TO STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS...President Bush
    also met with Chalabi during his brief trip to Iraq last Thanksgiving
    [White House Documents 1/20/04, 11/27/03] ...BUSH MILITARY ASSISTS IN
    RAID OF CHALABI'S HOUSE "U.S. soldiers raided the home of America's
    one-time ally Ahmad Chalabi on Thursday and seized documents and
    computers." [Washington Post, 5/20/04]

    11. Department of Homeland Security

    BUSH OPPOSES THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY..."So, creating a
    Cabinet office doesn't solve the problem. You still will have agencies
    within the federal government that have to be coordinated. So the
    answer is that creating a Cabinet post doesn't solve anything." [White
    House spokesman Ari Fleischer, 3/19/02] ...BUSH SUPPORTS THE
    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY "So tonight, I ask the Congress to
    join me in creating a single, permanent department with an overriding
    and urgent mission: securing the homeland of America and protecting
    the American people." [President Bush, Address to the Nation, 6/6/02]

    12. Weapons of Mass Destruction

    BUSH SAYS WE FOUND THE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION..."We found the
    weapons of mass destruction. We found biological laboratories...for
    those who say we haven't found the banned manufacturing devices or
    banned weapons, they're wrong, we found them." [President Bush,
    Interview in Poland, 5/29/03] ...BUSH SAYS WE HAVEN'T FOUND WEAPONS OF
    MASS DESTRUCTION "David Kay has found the capacity to produce
    weapons.And when David Kay goes in and says we haven't found
    stockpiles yet, and there's theories as to where the weapons went.
    They could have been destroyed during the war. Saddam and his henchmen
    could have destroyed them as we entered into Iraq. They could be
    hidden. They could have been transported to another country, and we'll
    find out." [President Bush, Meet the Press, 2/7/04]

    13. Free Trade

    BUSH SUPPORTS FREE TRADE... "I believe strongly that if we promote
    trade, and when we promote trade, it will help workers on both sides
    of this issue." [President Bush in Peru, 3/23/02] ...BUSH SUPPORTS
    RESTRICTIONS ON TRADE "In a decision largely driven by his political
    advisers, President Bush set aside his free-trade principles last year
    and imposed heavy tariffs on imported steel to help out struggling
    mills in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, two states crucial for his
    reelection." [Washington Post, 9/19/03]

    14. Osama Bin Laden

    BUSH WANTS OSAMA DEAD OR ALIVE... "I want justice. And there's an old
    poster out West, I recall, that says, 'Wanted: Dead or Alive.'"
    [President Bush, on Osama Bin Laden, 09/17/01] ...BUSH DOESN'T CARE
    ABOUT OSAMA "I don't know where he is.You know, I just don't spend
    that much time on him... I truly am not that concerned about
    him."[President Bush, Press Conference, 3/13/02]

    15. The Environment

    BUSH SUPPORTS MANDATORY CAPS ON CARBON DIOXIDE... "[If elected],
    Governor Bush will work to...establish mandatory reduction targets for
    emissions of four main pollutants: sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide,
    mercury and carbon dioxide." [Bush Environmental Plan, 9/29/00]
    ....BUSH OPPOSES MANDATORY CAPS ON CARBON DIOXIDE "I do not believe,
    however, that the government should impose on power plants mandatory
    emissions reductions for carbon dioxide, which is not a 'pollutant'
    under the Clean Air Act." [President Bush, Letter to Sen. Chuck Hagel
    (R-NE), 3/13/03]

    16. WMD Commission

    BUSH RESISTS AN OUTSIDE INVESTIGATION ON WMD INTELLIGENCE FAILURE...
    "The White House immediately turned aside the calls from Kay and many
    Democrats for an immediate outside investigation, seeking to head off
    any new wide-ranging election-year inquiry that might go beyond
    reports already being assembled by congressional committees and the
    Central Intelligence Agency." [NY Times, 1/29/04] ...BUSH SUPPORTS AN
    OUTSIDE INVESTIGATION ON WMD INTELLIGENCE FAILURE "Today, by executive
    order, I am creating an independent commission, chaired by Governor
    and former Senator Chuck Robb, Judge Laurence Silberman, to look at
    American intelligence capabilities, especially our intelligence about
    weapons of mass destruction." [President Bush, 2/6/04]

    17. Creation of the 9/11 Commission

    BUSH OPPOSES CREATION OF INDEPENDENT 9/11 COMMISSION... "President
    Bush took a few minutes during his trip to Europe Thursday to voice
    his opposition to establishing a special commission to probe how the
    government dealt with terror warnings before Sept. 11." [CBS News,
    5/23/02] ...BUSH SUPPORTS CREATION OF INDEPENDENT 9/11 COMMISSION
    "President Bush said today he now supports establishing an independent
    commission to investigate the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks." [ABC News,
    09/20/02]

    18. Time Extension for 9/11 Commission

    BUSH OPPOSES TIME EXTENSION FOR 9/11 COMMISSION... "President Bush and
    House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) have decided to oppose
    granting more time to an independent commission investigating the
    Sept. 11, 2001, attacks." [Washington Post, 1/19/04] ...BUSH SUPPORTS
    TIME EXTENSION FOR 9/11 COMMISSION "The White House announced
    Wednesday its support for a request from the commission investigating
    the September 11, 2001 attacks for more time to complete its work."
    [CNN, 2/4/04]

    19. One Hour Limit for 9/11 Commission Testimony

    BUSH LIMITS TESTIMONY IN FRONT OF 9/11 COMMISSION TO ONE HOUR...
    "President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have placed strict
    limits on the private interviews they will grant to the federal
    commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks, saying that they will
    meet only with the panel's top two officials and that Mr. Bush will
    submit to only a single hour of questioning, commission members said
    Wednesday." [NY Times, 2/26/04] ...BUSH SETS NO TIMELIMIT FOR
    TESTIMONY "The president's going to answer all of the questions they
    want to raise. Nobody's watching the clock." [White House spokesman
    Scott McClellan, 3/10/04]

    20. Gay Marriage

    BUSH SAYS GAY MARRIAGE IS A STATE ISSUE... "The state can do what they
    want to do. Don't try to trap me in this state's issue like you're
    trying to get me into." [Gov. George W. Bush on Gay Marriage, Larry
    King Live, 2/15/00] ...BUSH SUPPORTS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT BANNING
    GAY MARRIAGE "Today I call upon the Congress to promptly pass, and to
    send to the states for ratification, an amendment to our Constitution
    defining and protecting marriage as a union of man and woman as
    husband and wife." [President Bush, 2/24/04]

    21. Nation Building

    BUSH OPPOSES NATION BUILDING... "If we don't stop extending our troops
    all around the world in nation-building missions, then we're going to
    have a serious problem coming down the road." [Gov. George W. Bush,
    10/3/00] ...BUSH SUPPORTS NATION BUILDING "We will be changing the
    regime of Iraq, for the good of the Iraqi people." [President Bush,
    3/6/03]

    22. Saddam/al Qaeda Link

    BUSH SAYS IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEEN AL QAEDA AND
    SADDAM... "You can't distinguish between al Qaeda and Saddam when you
    talk about the war on terror." [President Bush, 9/25/02] ...BUSH SAYS
    SADDAM HAD NO ROLE IN AL QAEDA PLOT "We've had no evidence that Saddam
    Hussein was involved in Sept. 11." [President Bush, 9/17/03]

    23. U.N. Resolution

    BUSH VOWS TO HAVE A UN VOTE NO MATTER WHAT... "No matter what the whip
    count is, we're calling for the vote. We want to see people stand up
    and say what their opinion is about Saddam Hussein and the utility of
    the United Nations Security Council. And so, you bet. It's time for
    people to show their cards, to let the world know where they stand
     
  11. Barf Bag

    Barf Bag Guest

    DISGUSTED? Weeks ago, John Zogby pointed out
    on his website that 47% of democrats don't just disagree with Bush--they
    personally despise him. Among undecideds, Bush's job approval rating is 30%.
    Thus, Zogby gives Kerry a 80-100 point advantage in the electoral college. In
    4 years, we have gone from the largest federal budget surplus we have ever had
    to the largest deficit we have ever had; From the largest job growth we have
    ever had, to the first president since Herbert Hoover to have a net decline of
    jobs during his tenure. Investors have done worse than during the Wategate
    years.

    Bush's Chairman of the Council of Economic advisors believes that outsourcing
    is good for the country (don't laugh, he said it); Certainly, we could find
    someone in Bangalore, India who could do a better job.
    ====================
    1. Social Security Surplus

    BUSH PLEDGES NOT TO TOUCH SOCIAL SECURITY SURPLUS... "We're going to
    keep the promise of Social Security and keep the government from
    raiding the Social Security surplus." [President Bush, 3/3/01] ...BUSH
    SPENDS SOCIAL SECURITY SURPLUS The New York Times reported that "the
    president's new budget uses Social Security surpluses to pay for other
    programs every year through 2013, ultimately diverting more than $1.4
    trillion in Social Security funds to other purposes." [The New York
    Times, 2/6/02]

    2. Patient's Right to Sue

    GOVERNOR BUSH VETOES PATIENTS' RIGHT TO SUE... "Despite his campaign
    rhetoric in favor of a patients' bill of rights, Bush fought such a
    bill tooth and nail as Texas governor, vetoing a bill coauthored by
    Republican state Rep. John Smithee in 1995. He... constantly opposed a
    patient's right to sue an HMO over coverage denied that resulted in
    adverse health effects." [Salon, 2/7/01] ...CANDIDATE BUSH PRAISES
    TEXAS PATIENTS' RIGHT TO SUE... "We're one of the first states that
    said you can sue an HMO for denying you proper coverage... It's time
    for our nation to come together and do what's right for the people.
    And I think this is right for the people. You know, I support a
    national patients' bill of rights, Mr. Vice President. And I want all
    people covered. I don't want the law to supersede good law like we've
    got in Texas." [Governor Bush, 10/17/00] ...PRESIDENT BUSH'S
    ADMINISTRATION ARGUES AGAINST RIGHT TO SUE "To let two Texas
    consumers, Juan Davila and Ruby R. Calad, sue their managed-care
    companies for wrongful denials of medical benefits ‘would be to
    completely undermine' federal law regulating employee benefits,
    Assistant Solicitor General James A. Feldman said at oral argument
    March 23. Moreover, the administration's brief attacked the policy
    rationale for Texas's law, which is similar to statutes on the books
    in nine other states." [Washington Post, 4/5/04]

    3. Tobacco Buyout

    BUSH SUPPORTS CURRENT TOBACCO FARMERS' QUOTA SYSTEM... "They've got
    the quota system in place -- the allotment system -- and I don't think
    that needs to be changed." [President Bush, 5/04] ...BUSH
    ADMINISTRATION WILL SUPPORT FEDERAL BUYOUT OF TOBACCO QUOTAS "The
    administration is open to a buyout." [White House spokeswoman Jeanie
    Mamo, 6/18/04]

    4. North Korea

    BUSH WILL NOT OFFER NUCLEAR NORTH KOREA INCENTIVES TO DISARM... "We
    developed a bold approach under which, if the North addressed our
    long-standing concerns, the United States was prepared to take
    important steps that would have significantly improved the lives of
    the North Korean people. Now that North Korea's covert nuclear weapons
    program has come to light, we are unable to pursue this approach."
    [President's Statement, 11/15/02] ...BUSH ADMINISTRATION OFFERS NORTH
    KOREA INCENTIVES TO DISARM"Well, we will work to take steps to ease
    their political and economic isolation. So there would be -- what you
    would see would be some provisional or temporary proposals that would
    only lead to lasting benefit after North Korea dismantles its nuclear
    programs. So there would be some provisional or temporary efforts of
    that nature." [White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, 6/23/04]

    5. Abortion

    BUSH SUPPORTS A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE... "Bush said he...favors
    leaving up to a woman and her doctor the abortion question." [The
    Nation, 6/15/00, quoting the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, 5/78] ...BUSH
    OPPOSES A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE "I am pro-life." [Governor Bush,
    10/3/00]

    6. OPEC

    BUSH PROMISES TO FORCE OPEC TO LOWER PRICES... "What I think the
    president ought to do [when gas prices spike] is he ought to get on
    the phone with the OPEC cartel and say we expect you to open your
    spigots...And the president of the United States must jawbone OPEC
    members to lower the price." [President Bush, 1/26/00] ...BUSH REFUSES
    TO LOBBY OPEC LEADERS With gas prices soaring in the United States at
    the beginning of 2004, the Miami Herald reported the president refused
    to "personally lobby oil cartel leaders to change their minds." [Miami
    Herald, 4/1/04]

    7. Iraq Funding

    BUSH SPOKESMAN DENIES NEED FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR THE REST OF
    2004... "We do not anticipate requesting supplemental funding for '04"
    [White House Budget Director Joshua Bolton, 2/2/04] ...BUSH REQUESTS
    ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR IRAQ FOR 2004 "I am requesting that Congress
    establish a $25 billion contingency reserve fund for the coming fiscal
    year to meet all commitments to our troops." [President Bush,
    Statement by President, 5/5/04]

    8. Condoleeza Rice Testimony

    BUSH SPOKESMAN SAYS RICE WON'T TESTIFY AS 'A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE'...
    "Again, this is not her personal preference; this goes back to a
    matter of principle. There is a separation of powers issue involved
    here. Historically, White House staffers do not testify before
    legislative bodies. So it's a matter of principle, not a matter of
    preference." [White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, 3/9/04]
    ....BUSH ORDERS RICE TO TESTIFY: "Today I have informed the Commission
    on Terrorist Attacks Against the United States that my National
    Security Advisor, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, will provide public
    testimony." [President Bush, 3/30/04]

    9. Science

    BUSH PLEDGES TO ISSUE REGULATIONS BASED ON SCIENCE..."I think we ought
    to have high standards set by agencies that rely upon science, not by
    what may feel good or what sounds good." [then-Governor George W.
    Bush, 1/15/00] ...BUSH ADMINISTRATION REGULATIONS IGNORE SCIENCE "60
    leading scientists—including Nobel laureates, leading medical experts,
    former federal agency directors and university chairs and
    presidents—issued a statement calling for regulatory and legislative
    action to restore scientific integrity to federal policymaking.
    According to the scientists, the Bush administration has, among other
    abuses, suppressed and distorted scientific analysis from federal
    agencies, and taken actions that have undermined the quality of
    scientific advisory panels." [Union of Concerned Scientists, 2/18/04]

    10. Ahmed Chalabi

    BUSH INVITES CHALABI TO STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS...President Bush
    also met with Chalabi during his brief trip to Iraq last Thanksgiving
    [White House Documents 1/20/04, 11/27/03] ...BUSH MILITARY ASSISTS IN
    RAID OF CHALABI'S HOUSE "U.S. soldiers raided the home of America's
    one-time ally Ahmad Chalabi on Thursday and seized documents and
    computers." [Washington Post, 5/20/04]

    11. Department of Homeland Security

    BUSH OPPOSES THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY..."So, creating a
    Cabinet office doesn't solve the problem. You still will have agencies
    within the federal government that have to be coordinated. So the
    answer is that creating a Cabinet post doesn't solve anything." [White
    House spokesman Ari Fleischer, 3/19/02] ...BUSH SUPPORTS THE
    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY "So tonight, I ask the Congress to
    join me in creating a single, permanent department with an overriding
    and urgent mission: securing the homeland of America and protecting
    the American people." [President Bush, Address to the Nation, 6/6/02]

    12. Weapons of Mass Destruction

    BUSH SAYS WE FOUND THE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION..."We found the
    weapons of mass destruction. We found biological laboratories...for
    those who say we haven't found the banned manufacturing devices or
    banned weapons, they're wrong, we found them." [President Bush,
    Interview in Poland, 5/29/03] ...BUSH SAYS WE HAVEN'T FOUND WEAPONS OF
    MASS DESTRUCTION "David Kay has found the capacity to produce
    weapons.And when David Kay goes in and says we haven't found
    stockpiles yet, and there's theories as to where the weapons went.
    They could have been destroyed during the war. Saddam and his henchmen
    could have destroyed them as we entered into Iraq. They could be
    hidden. They could have been transported to another country, and we'll
    find out." [President Bush, Meet the Press, 2/7/04]

    13. Free Trade

    BUSH SUPPORTS FREE TRADE... "I believe strongly that if we promote
    trade, and when we promote trade, it will help workers on both sides
    of this issue." [President Bush in Peru, 3/23/02] ...BUSH SUPPORTS
    RESTRICTIONS ON TRADE "In a decision largely driven by his political
    advisers, President Bush set aside his free-trade principles last year
    and imposed heavy tariffs on imported steel to help out struggling
    mills in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, two states crucial for his
    reelection." [Washington Post, 9/19/03]

    14. Osama Bin Laden

    BUSH WANTS OSAMA DEAD OR ALIVE... "I want justice. And there's an old
    poster out West, I recall, that says, 'Wanted: Dead or Alive.'"
    [President Bush, on Osama Bin Laden, 09/17/01] ...BUSH DOESN'T CARE
    ABOUT OSAMA "I don't know where he is.You know, I just don't spend
    that much time on him... I truly am not that concerned about
    him."[President Bush, Press Conference, 3/13/02]

    15. The Environment

    BUSH SUPPORTS MANDATORY CAPS ON CARBON DIOXIDE... "[If elected],
    Governor Bush will work to...establish mandatory reduction targets for
    emissions of four main pollutants: sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide,
    mercury and carbon dioxide." [Bush Environmental Plan, 9/29/00]
    ....BUSH OPPOSES MANDATORY CAPS ON CARBON DIOXIDE "I do not believe,
    however, that the government should impose on power plants mandatory
    emissions reductions for carbon dioxide, which is not a 'pollutant'
    under the Clean Air Act." [President Bush, Letter to Sen. Chuck Hagel
    (R-NE), 3/13/03]

    16. WMD Commission

    BUSH RESISTS AN OUTSIDE INVESTIGATION ON WMD INTELLIGENCE FAILURE...
    "The White House immediately turned aside the calls from Kay and many
    Democrats for an immediate outside investigation, seeking to head off
    any new wide-ranging election-year inquiry that might go beyond
    reports already being assembled by congressional committees and the
    Central Intelligence Agency." [NY Times, 1/29/04] ...BUSH SUPPORTS AN
    OUTSIDE INVESTIGATION ON WMD INTELLIGENCE FAILURE "Today, by executive
    order, I am creating an independent commission, chaired by Governor
    and former Senator Chuck Robb, Judge Laurence Silberman, to look at
    American intelligence capabilities, especially our intelligence about
    weapons of mass destruction." [President Bush, 2/6/04]

    17. Creation of the 9/11 Commission

    BUSH OPPOSES CREATION OF INDEPENDENT 9/11 COMMISSION... "President
    Bush took a few minutes during his trip to Europe Thursday to voice
    his opposition to establishing a special commission to probe how the
    government dealt with terror warnings before Sept. 11." [CBS News,
    5/23/02] ...BUSH SUPPORTS CREATION OF INDEPENDENT 9/11 COMMISSION
    "President Bush said today he now supports establishing an independent
    commission to investigate the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks." [ABC News,
    09/20/02]

    18. Time Extension for 9/11 Commission

    BUSH OPPOSES TIME EXTENSION FOR 9/11 COMMISSION... "President Bush and
    House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) have decided to oppose
    granting more time to an independent commission investigating the
    Sept. 11, 2001, attacks." [Washington Post, 1/19/04] ...BUSH SUPPORTS
    TIME EXTENSION FOR 9/11 COMMISSION "The White House announced
    Wednesday its support for a request from the commission investigating
    the September 11, 2001 attacks for more time to complete its work."
    [CNN, 2/4/04]

    19. One Hour Limit for 9/11 Commission Testimony

    BUSH LIMITS TESTIMONY IN FRONT OF 9/11 COMMISSION TO ONE HOUR...
    "President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have placed strict
    limits on the private interviews they will grant to the federal
    commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks, saying that they will
    meet only with the panel's top two officials and that Mr. Bush will
    submit to only a single hour of questioning, commission members said
    Wednesday." [NY Times, 2/26/04] ...BUSH SETS NO TIMELIMIT FOR
    TESTIMONY "The president's going to answer all of the questions they
    want to raise. Nobody's watching the clock." [White House spokesman
    Scott McClellan, 3/10/04]

    20. Gay Marriage

    BUSH SAYS GAY MARRIAGE IS A STATE ISSUE... "The state can do what they
    want to do. Don't try to trap me in this state's issue like you're
    trying to get me into." [Gov. George W. Bush on Gay Marriage, Larry
    King Live, 2/15/00] ...BUSH SUPPORTS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT BANNING
    GAY MARRIAGE "Today I call upon the Congress to promptly pass, and to
    send to the states for ratification, an amendment to our Constitution
    defining and protecting marriage as a union of man and woman as
    husband and wife." [President Bush, 2/24/04]

    21. Nation Building

    BUSH OPPOSES NATION BUILDING... "If we don't stop extending our troops
    all around the world in nation-building missions, then we're going to
    have a serious problem coming down the road." [Gov. George W. Bush,
    10/3/00] ...BUSH SUPPORTS NATION BUILDING "We will be changing the
    regime of Iraq, for the good of the Iraqi people." [President Bush,
    3/6/03]

    22. Saddam/al Qaeda Link

    BUSH SAYS IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEEN AL QAEDA AND
    SADDAM... "You can't distinguish between al Qaeda and Saddam when you
    talk about the war on terror." [President Bush, 9/25/02] ...BUSH SAYS
    SADDAM HAD NO ROLE IN AL QAEDA PLOT "We've had no evidence that Saddam
    Hussein was involved in Sept. 11." [President Bush, 9/17/03]

    23. U.N. Resolution

    BUSH VOWS TO HAVE A UN VOTE NO MATTER WHAT... "No matter what the whip
    count is, we're calling for the vote. We want to see people stand up
    and say what their opinion is about Saddam Hussein and the utility of
    the United Nations Security Council. And so, you bet. It's time for
    people to show their cards, to let the world know where they stand
     
  12. Barf Bag

    Barf Bag Guest

    I think a shirt from one of these will be better:
    DISGUSTED? Weeks ago, John Zogby pointed out
    on his website that 47% of democrats don't just disagree with Bush--they
    personally despise him. Among undecideds, Bush's job approval rating is 30%.
    Thus, Zogby gives Kerry a 80-100 point advantage in the electoral college. In
    4 years, we have gone from the largest federal budget surplus we have ever had
    to the largest deficit we have ever had; From the largest job growth we have
    ever had, to the first president since Herbert Hoover to have a net decline of
    jobs during his tenure. Investors have done worse than during the Wategate
    years.

    Bush's Chairman of the Council of Economic advisors believes that outsourcing
    is good for the country (don't laugh, he said it); Certainly, we could find
    someone in Bangalore, India who could do a better job.
    ====================
    1. Social Security Surplus

    BUSH PLEDGES NOT TO TOUCH SOCIAL SECURITY SURPLUS... "We're going to
    keep the promise of Social Security and keep the government from
    raiding the Social Security surplus." [President Bush, 3/3/01] ...BUSH
    SPENDS SOCIAL SECURITY SURPLUS The New York Times reported that "the
    president's new budget uses Social Security surpluses to pay for other
    programs every year through 2013, ultimately diverting more than $1.4
    trillion in Social Security funds to other purposes." [The New York
    Times, 2/6/02]

    2. Patient's Right to Sue

    GOVERNOR BUSH VETOES PATIENTS' RIGHT TO SUE... "Despite his campaign
    rhetoric in favor of a patients' bill of rights, Bush fought such a
    bill tooth and nail as Texas governor, vetoing a bill coauthored by
    Republican state Rep. John Smithee in 1995. He... constantly opposed a
    patient's right to sue an HMO over coverage denied that resulted in
    adverse health effects." [Salon, 2/7/01] ...CANDIDATE BUSH PRAISES
    TEXAS PATIENTS' RIGHT TO SUE... "We're one of the first states that
    said you can sue an HMO for denying you proper coverage... It's time
    for our nation to come together and do what's right for the people.
    And I think this is right for the people. You know, I support a
    national patients' bill of rights, Mr. Vice President. And I want all
    people covered. I don't want the law to supersede good law like we've
    got in Texas." [Governor Bush, 10/17/00] ...PRESIDENT BUSH'S
    ADMINISTRATION ARGUES AGAINST RIGHT TO SUE "To let two Texas
    consumers, Juan Davila and Ruby R. Calad, sue their managed-care
    companies for wrongful denials of medical benefits ‘would be to
    completely undermine' federal law regulating employee benefits,
    Assistant Solicitor General James A. Feldman said at oral argument
    March 23. Moreover, the administration's brief attacked the policy
    rationale for Texas's law, which is similar to statutes on the books
    in nine other states." [Washington Post, 4/5/04]

    3. Tobacco Buyout

    BUSH SUPPORTS CURRENT TOBACCO FARMERS' QUOTA SYSTEM... "They've got
    the quota system in place -- the allotment system -- and I don't think
    that needs to be changed." [President Bush, 5/04] ...BUSH
    ADMINISTRATION WILL SUPPORT FEDERAL BUYOUT OF TOBACCO QUOTAS "The
    administration is open to a buyout." [White House spokeswoman Jeanie
    Mamo, 6/18/04]

    4. North Korea

    BUSH WILL NOT OFFER NUCLEAR NORTH KOREA INCENTIVES TO DISARM... "We
    developed a bold approach under which, if the North addressed our
    long-standing concerns, the United States was prepared to take
    important steps that would have significantly improved the lives of
    the North Korean people. Now that North Korea's covert nuclear weapons
    program has come to light, we are unable to pursue this approach."
    [President's Statement, 11/15/02] ...BUSH ADMINISTRATION OFFERS NORTH
    KOREA INCENTIVES TO DISARM"Well, we will work to take steps to ease
    their political and economic isolation. So there would be -- what you
    would see would be some provisional or temporary proposals that would
    only lead to lasting benefit after North Korea dismantles its nuclear
    programs. So there would be some provisional or temporary efforts of
    that nature." [White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, 6/23/04]

    5. Abortion

    BUSH SUPPORTS A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE... "Bush said he...favors
    leaving up to a woman and her doctor the abortion question." [The
    Nation, 6/15/00, quoting the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, 5/78] ...BUSH
    OPPOSES A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE "I am pro-life." [Governor Bush,
    10/3/00]

    6. OPEC

    BUSH PROMISES TO FORCE OPEC TO LOWER PRICES... "What I think the
    president ought to do [when gas prices spike] is he ought to get on
    the phone with the OPEC cartel and say we expect you to open your
    spigots...And the president of the United States must jawbone OPEC
    members to lower the price." [President Bush, 1/26/00] ...BUSH REFUSES
    TO LOBBY OPEC LEADERS With gas prices soaring in the United States at
    the beginning of 2004, the Miami Herald reported the president refused
    to "personally lobby oil cartel leaders to change their minds." [Miami
    Herald, 4/1/04]

    7. Iraq Funding

    BUSH SPOKESMAN DENIES NEED FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR THE REST OF
    2004... "We do not anticipate requesting supplemental funding for '04"
    [White House Budget Director Joshua Bolton, 2/2/04] ...BUSH REQUESTS
    ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR IRAQ FOR 2004 "I am requesting that Congress
    establish a $25 billion contingency reserve fund for the coming fiscal
    year to meet all commitments to our troops." [President Bush,
    Statement by President, 5/5/04]

    8. Condoleeza Rice Testimony

    BUSH SPOKESMAN SAYS RICE WON'T TESTIFY AS 'A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE'...
    "Again, this is not her personal preference; this goes back to a
    matter of principle. There is a separation of powers issue involved
    here. Historically, White House staffers do not testify before
    legislative bodies. So it's a matter of principle, not a matter of
    preference." [White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, 3/9/04]
    ....BUSH ORDERS RICE TO TESTIFY: "Today I have informed the Commission
    on Terrorist Attacks Against the United States that my National
    Security Advisor, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, will provide public
    testimony." [President Bush, 3/30/04]

    9. Science

    BUSH PLEDGES TO ISSUE REGULATIONS BASED ON SCIENCE..."I think we ought
    to have high standards set by agencies that rely upon science, not by
    what may feel good or what sounds good." [then-Governor George W.
    Bush, 1/15/00] ...BUSH ADMINISTRATION REGULATIONS IGNORE SCIENCE "60
    leading scientists—including Nobel laureates, leading medical experts,
    former federal agency directors and university chairs and
    presidents—issued a statement calling for regulatory and legislative
    action to restore scientific integrity to federal policymaking.
    According to the scientists, the Bush administration has, among other
    abuses, suppressed and distorted scientific analysis from federal
    agencies, and taken actions that have undermined the quality of
    scientific advisory panels." [Union of Concerned Scientists, 2/18/04]

    10. Ahmed Chalabi

    BUSH INVITES CHALABI TO STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS...President Bush
    also met with Chalabi during his brief trip to Iraq last Thanksgiving
    [White House Documents 1/20/04, 11/27/03] ...BUSH MILITARY ASSISTS IN
    RAID OF CHALABI'S HOUSE "U.S. soldiers raided the home of America's
    one-time ally Ahmad Chalabi on Thursday and seized documents and
    computers." [Washington Post, 5/20/04]

    11. Department of Homeland Security

    BUSH OPPOSES THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY..."So, creating a
    Cabinet office doesn't solve the problem. You still will have agencies
    within the federal government that have to be coordinated. So the
    answer is that creating a Cabinet post doesn't solve anything." [White
    House spokesman Ari Fleischer, 3/19/02] ...BUSH SUPPORTS THE
    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY "So tonight, I ask the Congress to
    join me in creating a single, permanent department with an overriding
    and urgent mission: securing the homeland of America and protecting
    the American people." [President Bush, Address to the Nation, 6/6/02]

    12. Weapons of Mass Destruction

    BUSH SAYS WE FOUND THE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION..."We found the
    weapons of mass destruction. We found biological laboratories...for
    those who say we haven't found the banned manufacturing devices or
    banned weapons, they're wrong, we found them." [President Bush,
    Interview in Poland, 5/29/03] ...BUSH SAYS WE HAVEN'T FOUND WEAPONS OF
    MASS DESTRUCTION "David Kay has found the capacity to produce
    weapons.And when David Kay goes in and says we haven't found
    stockpiles yet, and there's theories as to where the weapons went.
    They could have been destroyed during the war. Saddam and his henchmen
    could have destroyed them as we entered into Iraq. They could be
    hidden. They could have been transported to another country, and we'll
    find out." [President Bush, Meet the Press, 2/7/04]

    13. Free Trade

    BUSH SUPPORTS FREE TRADE... "I believe strongly that if we promote
    trade, and when we promote trade, it will help workers on both sides
    of this issue." [President Bush in Peru, 3/23/02] ...BUSH SUPPORTS
    RESTRICTIONS ON TRADE "In a decision largely driven by his political
    advisers, President Bush set aside his free-trade principles last year
    and imposed heavy tariffs on imported steel to help out struggling
    mills in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, two states crucial for his
    reelection." [Washington Post, 9/19/03]

    14. Osama Bin Laden

    BUSH WANTS OSAMA DEAD OR ALIVE... "I want justice. And there's an old
    poster out West, I recall, that says, 'Wanted: Dead or Alive.'"
    [President Bush, on Osama Bin Laden, 09/17/01] ...BUSH DOESN'T CARE
    ABOUT OSAMA "I don't know where he is.You know, I just don't spend
    that much time on him... I truly am not that concerned about
    him."[President Bush, Press Conference, 3/13/02]

    15. The Environment

    BUSH SUPPORTS MANDATORY CAPS ON CARBON DIOXIDE... "[If elected],
    Governor Bush will work to...establish mandatory reduction targets for
    emissions of four main pollutants: sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide,
    mercury and carbon dioxide." [Bush Environmental Plan, 9/29/00]
    ....BUSH OPPOSES MANDATORY CAPS ON CARBON DIOXIDE "I do not believe,
    however, that the government should impose on power plants mandatory
    emissions reductions for carbon dioxide, which is not a 'pollutant'
    under the Clean Air Act." [President Bush, Letter to Sen. Chuck Hagel
    (R-NE), 3/13/03]

    16. WMD Commission

    BUSH RESISTS AN OUTSIDE INVESTIGATION ON WMD INTELLIGENCE FAILURE...
    "The White House immediately turned aside the calls from Kay and many
    Democrats for an immediate outside investigation, seeking to head off
    any new wide-ranging election-year inquiry that might go beyond
    reports already being assembled by congressional committees and the
    Central Intelligence Agency." [NY Times, 1/29/04] ...BUSH SUPPORTS AN
    OUTSIDE INVESTIGATION ON WMD INTELLIGENCE FAILURE "Today, by executive
    order, I am creating an independent commission, chaired by Governor
    and former Senator Chuck Robb, Judge Laurence Silberman, to look at
    American intelligence capabilities, especially our intelligence about
    weapons of mass destruction." [President Bush, 2/6/04]

    17. Creation of the 9/11 Commission

    BUSH OPPOSES CREATION OF INDEPENDENT 9/11 COMMISSION... "President
    Bush took a few minutes during his trip to Europe Thursday to voice
    his opposition to establishing a special commission to probe how the
    government dealt with terror warnings before Sept. 11." [CBS News,
    5/23/02] ...BUSH SUPPORTS CREATION OF INDEPENDENT 9/11 COMMISSION
    "President Bush said today he now supports establishing an independent
    commission to investigate the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks." [ABC News,
    09/20/02]

    18. Time Extension for 9/11 Commission

    BUSH OPPOSES TIME EXTENSION FOR 9/11 COMMISSION... "President Bush and
    House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) have decided to oppose
    granting more time to an independent commission investigating the
    Sept. 11, 2001, attacks." [Washington Post, 1/19/04] ...BUSH SUPPORTS
    TIME EXTENSION FOR 9/11 COMMISSION "The White House announced
    Wednesday its support for a request from the commission investigating
    the September 11, 2001 attacks for more time to complete its work."
    [CNN, 2/4/04]

    19. One Hour Limit for 9/11 Commission Testimony

    BUSH LIMITS TESTIMONY IN FRONT OF 9/11 COMMISSION TO ONE HOUR...
    "President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have placed strict
    limits on the private interviews they will grant to the federal
    commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks, saying that they will
    meet only with the panel's top two officials and that Mr. Bush will
    submit to only a single hour of questioning, commission members said
    Wednesday." [NY Times, 2/26/04] ...BUSH SETS NO TIMELIMIT FOR
    TESTIMONY "The president's going to answer all of the questions they
    want to raise. Nobody's watching the clock." [White House spokesman
    Scott McClellan, 3/10/04]

    20. Gay Marriage

    BUSH SAYS GAY MARRIAGE IS A STATE ISSUE... "The state can do what they
    want to do. Don't try to trap me in this state's issue like you're
    trying to get me into." [Gov. George W. Bush on Gay Marriage, Larry
    King Live, 2/15/00] ...BUSH SUPPORTS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT BANNING
    GAY MARRIAGE "Today I call upon the Congress to promptly pass, and to
    send to the states for ratification, an amendment to our Constitution
    defining and protecting marriage as a union of man and woman as
    husband and wife." [President Bush, 2/24/04]

    21. Nation Building

    BUSH OPPOSES NATION BUILDING... "If we don't stop extending our troops
    all around the world in nation-building missions, then we're going to
    have a serious problem coming down the road." [Gov. George W. Bush,
    10/3/00] ...BUSH SUPPORTS NATION BUILDING "We will be changing the
    regime of Iraq, for the good of the Iraqi people." [President Bush,
    3/6/03]

    22. Saddam/al Qaeda Link

    BUSH SAYS IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEEN AL QAEDA AND
    SADDAM... "You can't distinguish between al Qaeda and Saddam when you
    talk about the war on terror." [President Bush, 9/25/02] ...BUSH SAYS
    SADDAM HAD NO ROLE IN AL QAEDA PLOT "We've had no evidence that Saddam
    Hussein was involved in Sept. 11." [President Bush, 9/17/03]

    23. U.N. Resolution

    BUSH VOWS TO HAVE A UN VOTE NO MATTER WHAT... "No matter what the whip
    count is, we're calling for the vote. We want to see people stand up
    and say what their opinion is about Saddam Hussein and the utility of
    the United Nations Security Council. And so, you bet. It's time for
     
  13. Barf Bag

    Barf Bag Guest

    >Yeah, that would stand out since noone is wearing them.

    Well nobody'd want to look like a moron, for supporting a moron.
     
  14. Carlos

    Carlos Guest

    "Barf Bag" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > >Yeah, that would stand out since noone is wearing them.

    >
    > Well nobody'd want to look like a moron, for supporting a moron.

    People support you.
     
  15. Etherized

    Etherized Guest

    who does? who screams for ice cream?
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  16. Good job. I'll be forwarding this article on to my mailing list. Scott in
    Austin MN
    "Barf Bag" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > DISGUSTED? Weeks ago, John Zogby pointed out
    > on his website that 47% of democrats don't just disagree with Bush--they
    > personally despise him. Among undecideds, Bush's job approval rating is

    30%.
    > Thus, Zogby gives Kerry a 80-100 point advantage in the electoral college.

    In
    > 4 years, we have gone from the largest federal budget surplus we have ever

    had
    > to the largest deficit we have ever had; From the largest job growth we

    have
    > ever had, to the first president since Herbert Hoover to have a net

    decline of
    > jobs during his tenure. Investors have done worse than during the

    Wategate
    > years.
    >
    > Bush's Chairman of the Council of Economic advisors believes that

    outsourcing
    > is good for the country (don't laugh, he said it); Certainly, we could

    find
    > someone in Bangalore, India who could do a better job.
    > ====================
    > 1. Social Security Surplus
    >
    > BUSH PLEDGES NOT TO TOUCH SOCIAL SECURITY SURPLUS... "We're going to
    > keep the promise of Social Security and keep the government from
    > raiding the Social Security surplus." [President Bush, 3/3/01] ...BUSH
    > SPENDS SOCIAL SECURITY SURPLUS The New York Times reported that "the
    > president's new budget uses Social Security surpluses to pay for other
    > programs every year through 2013, ultimately diverting more than $1.4
    > trillion in Social Security funds to other purposes." [The New York
    > Times, 2/6/02]
    >
    > 2. Patient's Right to Sue
    >
    > GOVERNOR BUSH VETOES PATIENTS' RIGHT TO SUE... "Despite his campaign
    > rhetoric in favor of a patients' bill of rights, Bush fought such a
    > bill tooth and nail as Texas governor, vetoing a bill coauthored by
    > Republican state Rep. John Smithee in 1995. He... constantly opposed a
    > patient's right to sue an HMO over coverage denied that resulted in
    > adverse health effects." [Salon, 2/7/01] ...CANDIDATE BUSH PRAISES
    > TEXAS PATIENTS' RIGHT TO SUE... "We're one of the first states that
    > said you can sue an HMO for denying you proper coverage... It's time
    > for our nation to come together and do what's right for the people.
    > And I think this is right for the people. You know, I support a
    > national patients' bill of rights, Mr. Vice President. And I want all
    > people covered. I don't want the law to supersede good law like we've
    > got in Texas." [Governor Bush, 10/17/00] ...PRESIDENT BUSH'S
    > ADMINISTRATION ARGUES AGAINST RIGHT TO SUE "To let two Texas
    > consumers, Juan Davila and Ruby R. Calad, sue their managed-care
    > companies for wrongful denials of medical benefits 'would be to
    > completely undermine' federal law regulating employee benefits,
    > Assistant Solicitor General James A. Feldman said at oral argument
    > March 23. Moreover, the administration's brief attacked the policy
    > rationale for Texas's law, which is similar to statutes on the books
    > in nine other states." [Washington Post, 4/5/04]
    >
    > 3. Tobacco Buyout
    >
    > BUSH SUPPORTS CURRENT TOBACCO FARMERS' QUOTA SYSTEM... "They've got
    > the quota system in place -- the allotment system -- and I don't think
    > that needs to be changed." [President Bush, 5/04] ...BUSH
    > ADMINISTRATION WILL SUPPORT FEDERAL BUYOUT OF TOBACCO QUOTAS "The
    > administration is open to a buyout." [White House spokeswoman Jeanie
    > Mamo, 6/18/04]
    >
    > 4. North Korea
    >
    > BUSH WILL NOT OFFER NUCLEAR NORTH KOREA INCENTIVES TO DISARM... "We
    > developed a bold approach under which, if the North addressed our
    > long-standing concerns, the United States was prepared to take
    > important steps that would have significantly improved the lives of
    > the North Korean people. Now that North Korea's covert nuclear weapons
    > program has come to light, we are unable to pursue this approach."
    > [President's Statement, 11/15/02] ...BUSH ADMINISTRATION OFFERS NORTH
    > KOREA INCENTIVES TO DISARM"Well, we will work to take steps to ease
    > their political and economic isolation. So there would be -- what you
    > would see would be some provisional or temporary proposals that would
    > only lead to lasting benefit after North Korea dismantles its nuclear
    > programs. So there would be some provisional or temporary efforts of
    > that nature." [White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, 6/23/04]
    >
    > 5. Abortion
    >
    > BUSH SUPPORTS A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE... "Bush said he...favors
    > leaving up to a woman and her doctor the abortion question." [The
    > Nation, 6/15/00, quoting the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, 5/78] ...BUSH
    > OPPOSES A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE "I am pro-life." [Governor Bush,
    > 10/3/00]
    >
    > 6. OPEC
    >
    > BUSH PROMISES TO FORCE OPEC TO LOWER PRICES... "What I think the
    > president ought to do [when gas prices spike] is he ought to get on
    > the phone with the OPEC cartel and say we expect you to open your
    > spigots...And the president of the United States must jawbone OPEC
    > members to lower the price." [President Bush, 1/26/00] ...BUSH REFUSES
    > TO LOBBY OPEC LEADERS With gas prices soaring in the United States at
    > the beginning of 2004, the Miami Herald reported the president refused
    > to "personally lobby oil cartel leaders to change their minds." [Miami
    > Herald, 4/1/04]
    >
    > 7. Iraq Funding
    >
    > BUSH SPOKESMAN DENIES NEED FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR THE REST OF
    > 2004... "We do not anticipate requesting supplemental funding for '04"
    > [White House Budget Director Joshua Bolton, 2/2/04] ...BUSH REQUESTS
    > ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR IRAQ FOR 2004 "I am requesting that Congress
    > establish a $25 billion contingency reserve fund for the coming fiscal
    > year to meet all commitments to our troops." [President Bush,
    > Statement by President, 5/5/04]
    >
    > 8. Condoleeza Rice Testimony
    >
    > BUSH SPOKESMAN SAYS RICE WON'T TESTIFY AS 'A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE'...
    > "Again, this is not her personal preference; this goes back to a
    > matter of principle. There is a separation of powers issue involved
    > here. Historically, White House staffers do not testify before
    > legislative bodies. So it's a matter of principle, not a matter of
    > preference." [White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, 3/9/04]
    > ...BUSH ORDERS RICE TO TESTIFY: "Today I have informed the Commission
    > on Terrorist Attacks Against the United States that my National
    > Security Advisor, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, will provide public
    > testimony." [President Bush, 3/30/04]
    >
    > 9. Science
    >
    > BUSH PLEDGES TO ISSUE REGULATIONS BASED ON SCIENCE..."I think we ought
    > to have high standards set by agencies that rely upon science, not by
    > what may feel good or what sounds good." [then-Governor George W.
    > Bush, 1/15/00] ...BUSH ADMINISTRATION REGULATIONS IGNORE SCIENCE "60
    > leading scientists-including Nobel laureates, leading medical experts,
    > former federal agency directors and university chairs and
    > presidents-issued a statement calling for regulatory and legislative
    > action to restore scientific integrity to federal policymaking.
    > According to the scientists, the Bush administration has, among other
    > abuses, suppressed and distorted scientific analysis from federal
    > agencies, and taken actions that have undermined the quality of
    > scientific advisory panels." [Union of Concerned Scientists, 2/18/04]
    >
    > 10. Ahmed Chalabi
    >
    > BUSH INVITES CHALABI TO STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS...President Bush
    > also met with Chalabi during his brief trip to Iraq last Thanksgiving
    > [White House Documents 1/20/04, 11/27/03] ...BUSH MILITARY ASSISTS IN
    > RAID OF CHALABI'S HOUSE "U.S. soldiers raided the home of America's
    > one-time ally Ahmad Chalabi on Thursday and seized documents and
    > computers." [Washington Post, 5/20/04]
    >
    > 11. Department of Homeland Security
    >
    > BUSH OPPOSES THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY..."So, creating a
    > Cabinet office doesn't solve the problem. You still will have agencies
    > within the federal government that have to be coordinated. So the
    > answer is that creating a Cabinet post doesn't solve anything." [White
    > House spokesman Ari Fleischer, 3/19/02] ...BUSH SUPPORTS THE
    > DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY "So tonight, I ask the Congress to
    > join me in creating a single, permanent department with an overriding
    > and urgent mission: securing the homeland of America and protecting
    > the American people." [President Bush, Address to the Nation, 6/6/02]
    >
    > 12. Weapons of Mass Destruction
    >
    > BUSH SAYS WE FOUND THE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION..."We found the
    > weapons of mass destruction. We found biological laboratories...for
    > those who say we haven't found the banned manufacturing devices or
    > banned weapons, they're wrong, we found them." [President Bush,
    > Interview in Poland, 5/29/03] ...BUSH SAYS WE HAVEN'T FOUND WEAPONS OF
    > MASS DESTRUCTION "David Kay has found the capacity to produce
    > weapons.And when David Kay goes in and says we haven't found
    > stockpiles yet, and there's theories as to where the weapons went.
    > They could have been destroyed during the war. Saddam and his henchmen
    > could have destroyed them as we entered into Iraq. They could be
    > hidden. They could have been transported to another country, and we'll
    > find out." [President Bush, Meet the Press, 2/7/04]
    >
    > 13. Free Trade
    >
    > BUSH SUPPORTS FREE TRADE... "I believe strongly that if we promote
    > trade, and when we promote trade, it will help workers on both sides
    > of this issue." [President Bush in Peru, 3/23/02] ...BUSH SUPPORTS
    > RESTRICTIONS ON TRADE "In a decision largely driven by his political
    > advisers, President Bush set aside his free-trade principles last year
    > and imposed heavy tariffs on imported steel to help out struggling
    > mills in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, two states crucial for his
    > reelection." [Washington Post, 9/19/03]
    >
    > 14. Osama Bin Laden
    >
    > BUSH WANTS OSAMA DEAD OR ALIVE... "I want justice. And there's an old
    > poster out West, I recall, that says, 'Wanted: Dead or Alive.'"
    > [President Bush, on Osama Bin Laden, 09/17/01] ...BUSH DOESN'T CARE
    > ABOUT OSAMA "I don't know where he is.You know, I just don't spend
    > that much time on him... I truly am not that concerned about
    > him."[President Bush, Press Conference, 3/13/02]
    >
    > 15. The Environment
    >
    > BUSH SUPPORTS MANDATORY CAPS ON CARBON DIOXIDE... "[If elected],
    > Governor Bush will work to...establish mandatory reduction targets for
    > emissions of four main pollutants: sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide,
    > mercury and carbon dioxide." [Bush Environmental Plan, 9/29/00]
    > ...BUSH OPPOSES MANDATORY CAPS ON CARBON DIOXIDE "I do not believe,
    > however, that the government should impose on power plants mandatory
    > emissions reductions for carbon dioxide, which is not a 'pollutant'
    > under the Clean Air Act." [President Bush, Letter to Sen. Chuck Hagel
    > (R-NE), 3/13/03]
    >
    > 16. WMD Commission
    >
    > BUSH RESISTS AN OUTSIDE INVESTIGATION ON WMD INTELLIGENCE FAILURE...
    > "The White House immediately turned aside the calls from Kay and many
    > Democrats for an immediate outside investigation, seeking to head off
    > any new wide-ranging election-year inquiry that might go beyond
    > reports already being assembled by congressional committees and the
    > Central Intelligence Agency." [NY Times, 1/29/04] ...BUSH SUPPORTS AN
    > OUTSIDE INVESTIGATION ON WMD INTELLIGENCE FAILURE "Today, by executive
    > order, I am creating an independent commission, chaired by Governor
    > and former Senator Chuck Robb, Judge Laurence Silberman, to look at
    > American intelligence capabilities, especially our intelligence about
    > weapons of mass destruction." [President Bush, 2/6/04]
    >
    > 17. Creation of the 9/11 Commission
    >
    > BUSH OPPOSES CREATION OF INDEPENDENT 9/11 COMMISSION... "President
    > Bush took a few minutes during his trip to Europe Thursday to voice
    > his opposition to establishing a special commission to probe how the
    > government dealt with terror warnings before Sept. 11." [CBS News,
    > 5/23/02] ...BUSH SUPPORTS CREATION OF INDEPENDENT 9/11 COMMISSION
    > "President Bush said today he now supports establishing an independent
    > commission to investigate the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks." [ABC News,
    > 09/20/02]
    >
    > 18. Time Extension for 9/11 Commission
    >
    > BUSH OPPOSES TIME EXTENSION FOR 9/11 COMMISSION... "President Bush and
    > House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) have decided to oppose
    > granting more time to an independent commission investigating the
    > Sept. 11, 2001, attacks." [Washington Post, 1/19/04] ...BUSH SUPPORTS
    > TIME EXTENSION FOR 9/11 COMMISSION "The White House announced
    > Wednesday its support for a request from the commission investigating
    > the September 11, 2001 attacks for more time to complete its work."
    > [CNN, 2/4/04]
    >
    > 19. One Hour Limit for 9/11 Commission Testimony
    >
    > BUSH LIMITS TESTIMONY IN FRONT OF 9/11 COMMISSION TO ONE HOUR...
    > "President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have placed strict
    > limits on the private interviews they will grant to the federal
    > commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks, saying that they will
    > meet only with the panel's top two officials and that Mr. Bush will
    > submit to only a single hour of questioning, commission members said
    > Wednesday." [NY Times, 2/26/04] ...BUSH SETS NO TIMELIMIT FOR
    > TESTIMONY "The president's going to answer all of the questions they
    > want to raise. Nobody's watching the clock." [White House spokesman
    > Scott McClellan, 3/10/04]
    >
    > 20. Gay Marriage
    >
    > BUSH SAYS GAY MARRIAGE IS A STATE ISSUE... "The state can do what they
    > want to do. Don't try to trap me in this state's issue like you're
    > trying to get me into." [Gov. George W. Bush on Gay Marriage, Larry
    > King Live, 2/15/00] ...BUSH SUPPORTS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT BANNING
    > GAY MARRIAGE "Today I call upon the Congress to promptly pass, and to
    > send to the states for ratification, an amendment to our Constitution
    > defining and protecting marriage as a union of man and woman as
    > husband and wife." [President Bush, 2/24/04]
    >
    > 21. Nation Building
    >
    > BUSH OPPOSES NATION BUILDING... "If we don't stop extending our troops
    > all around the world in nation-building missions, then we're going to
    > have a serious problem coming down the road." [Gov. George W. Bush,
    > 10/3/00] ...BUSH SUPPORTS NATION BUILDING "We will be changing the
    > regime of Iraq, for the good of the Iraqi people." [President Bush,
    > 3/6/03]
    >
    > 22. Saddam/al Qaeda Link
    >
     
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    Barf Bag Guest

    Thank you Scott, I'm glad to see a few people with some common sense around
    here.
    If it's an anti-war or anti-Bush list then sign me up!
     
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    Barf Bag Guest

    >People support you.
    >


    Your hands cradling my balls don't count.
     
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