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Friday, May 09, 2003


One of the benefits of being eCaptain Greyhawk for the Democratic National Committee is I get e-mails, straight from the top, like this one (Note, as a bonus, I've turned the names of the partner organizations into hyperlinks so you can learn all about their good works on behalf of all Amerikans. Not sure why der Kommitas couldn't do this, guess they're busy, busy fighting for Amerika...):

From: "Terry McAuliffe" [Save Address] [Block Sender]
To: "John Greyhawk"
Subject: Prepare to Fight: Mobilize against the Bush tax scheme
Date: Fri, 9 May 2003 06:56:25 -0500

Dear John Greyhawk,

"Democracy can work, particularly when a lot of people get on the phone or by email, and just let them know what's on your mind." -- George W. Bush, 5/5/03

President Bush has ordered his most loyal and partisan supporters to contact their Senators and Representatives in Congress to pressure them to pass his irresponsible tax giveaway.

It's time to fight back.

The Democratic Party is partnering with, People for the American Way, Campaign for America's Future, and dozens of other groups representing millions of Americans to organize a massive public mobilization. On Wednesday, May 14, join us by calling and emailing your representatives in Congress to let them know that the majority of Americans oppose more irresponsible tax cuts that go overwhelmingly to the wealthiest sliver of Americans.

Next week, we'll send you details on how you can use to contact your Representatives and Senators to tell them that it's time to pass a genuine stimulus plan instead of the irresponsible Bush tax giveaway.

Speaking of Genuine Stimulus Plans...
Senate Democrats introduced a plan to get the sluggish Bush economy moving again. The plan includes targeted tax breaks, help for small businesses, desperately needed aid for state and local governments, and help to laid-off workers.

It provides the immediate stimulus our economy needs at a fraction of the cost of Bush's ineffective scheme.

Do you understand this? If we don't act right now, George Bush, on the heels of the wildly popular war in Iraq, will try and give you back some of your money. I think we all know this is a death sentence for welfare recipients, old folks, and all women and children in the world. The only people who will benefit from this Bush tax cut are rich white people like Madonna and the Dixie Chicks. That's why he's doing it, to make them feel ashamed. It's just like the Hollywood people say: "We must act now!"

By the way, I've signed on for e-mail updates from all the organizations above (so you won't have to, you ingrate weasels). The coolest was Campaign for America's Future, who allow a prefix and suffix to each name. Therefore on their list I'm Rabbi John Greyhawk, esq.

And let me add, the Dems are really being proactive here. I mean, this is being issuerd while Bushy is still reeling from the assault they launched on his Carrier landing, an event appreciated enthusiastically by the lower 80% of all Americans.

Okay, you may think "wow Greyhawk, that's great, are you finished?" Well, no, I'm not. Because in addition to not taking our money to improve schools Bush is still trying to install tyrant lizard behemoth egomaniacs into high court positions:

Supreme Court Countdown: Update
Friday, May 9, marks exactly two years since Bush first nominated some of his most extremist judges to the federal courts, and Democrats continue to protect American values by standing up to right-wing nominees.
The right-wing extremist nominees continue. President Bush has nominated career extremist Carolyn Kuhl for a lifetime appointment to the powerful 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Kuhl, a former official in Reagan's Justice Department, has a long record of opposing reproductive rights, civil rights, and environmental protections:
She supported tax breaks for Bob Jones University despite its ban on interracial dating, a position opposed by 200 of her colleagues.
She wrote what a former Solicitor General called "the most aggressive memo" advocating the reversal of Roe vs. Wade in a case before the Supreme Court.
Prominent environmental groups, in a letter to Senators, have warned that Kuhl's record on environmental protections puts Americans at risk. Republicans try to subvert the Constitution for Bush's nominees. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) has threatened to subvert the Constitution and end the Senate's "advise and consent" role in order to ram Bush's ultraconservative extremist nominees through.
If they're willing to subvert the Constitution to push through nominees to lifetime appointments on the federal bench, just imagine what they'll do when it comes time to fight for Bush's right-wing nominees to the Supreme Court




Terry McAuliffe, Chairman


Obviously a sick, twisted, bitch. Where does Bush find these people? After two years of futility, doesn't he realize we don't want judges who will "puts Americans at risk?"
I double checked the e-mail to see what exactly the Democrat plan was, beyond complaining about Bush, but I couldn't find one. I'm sure they'll have one any minute now. As an eCaptain I'll e-mail them for details on their plan and I'll let you know as soon as they reply.