Senator Larry Craig (R-ID)

Ok this guy is a lair and a hypocrite. Hypocrite? That depends. If he was an outspoken opponent of gay marriage and such because the people he represented was that way, then the man was doing his job. He was voting and speaking the people’s conscience not his. That is what you pay him to do. I cannot believe that I am defending this guy, but in my opinion, I send people to Congress to vote my will, not theirs. If in fact that was what this guy was doing then I applaud him. No matter what his preferences were he stood for the people in his district. His personal decisions in the case were as stupid as you can get.

My problem is that he plead guilty to a misdemeanor and now is admitting that he lied in his plea. well, Senator that is perjury and that is a felony. What are you thinking? Granted your political career is over, but do you really want to be a felon?

They say that when trouble arrives you find out who your friends really are, BTW, that is a true statement. Moving on Craig has found out that you have no friends when you are a politician.

CHUQ

Finally They Get A Taste Of War

It would appear that a US plane carrying some Senators and Reps came under enemy fire as they tried to land in Iraq. Good! Now these guys get a taste of war. I will bet the first thing they did was look for a changing room so they could get out of there sh*t stained drawers.

I will look forward to their comments on the situation as they landed and their views on the surge. But please, stop going to Iraq. I am tired of my taxes beoing spent on these a/holes and their fact finding missions. which is just an excuse to go globe hopping. Are there families on this trip? Are their sons comfortable in some hotel in Munich? If they want to go to Iraq, give them a gun and a position to hold. They want to know how the surge is working then let them be part of it, that should calm their concerns.

What assclowns!

CHUQ

This is another in a long line of ChuqSpeaks–May the force be with you!

GAO Findings On The Iraq Situation

By The Associated PressThu Aug 30, 8:02 PM ET

Government Accountability Office findings on status of 18 military and political goals set by Congress for Iraq:

IRAQ HAS FULLY MET REQUIREMENTS TOWARD:

_Establishing supporting political, media, economic and services committees in support of the Baghdad Security Plan.

_Establishing all of the planned joint security stations in neighborhoods across Baghdad.

_Ensuring that the rights of minority political parties in the Iraqi legislature are protected.

IRAQ HAS ONLY PARTIALLY MET REQUIREMENTS TOWARD:

_Enacting and implementing legislation on procedures to form semiautonomous regions.

_Allocating and spending $10 billion in Iraqi revenues for reconstruction projects, including delivery of essential services, on an equitable basis.

IRAQ HAS NOT MET REQUIREMENTS TOWARD:

_Providing three trained and ready Iraqi brigades to support Baghdad operations.

_Ensuring that the Baghdad security plan will not provide a safe haven for outlaws, regardless of sectarian or political affiliation, as Bush says Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has pledged to do.

_Enacting and implementing legislation on de-Baathification.

_Enacting and implementing legislation to ensure the equitable distribution of hydrocarbon resources of the people of Iraq without regard to the sect or ethnicity of recipients, and enacting and implementing legislation to ensure that the energy resources of Iraq benefit Sunni Arabs, Shia Arabs, Kurds, and other Iraqi citizens in an equitable manner.

_Providing Iraqi commanders with all authorities to execute this plan and to make tactical and operational decisions, in consultation with U.S commanders, without political intervention, to include the authority to pursue all extremists, including Sunni insurgents and Shiite militias.

_Ensuring that the Iraqi Security Forces are providing evenhanded enforcement of the law.

_Increasing the number of Iraqi security forces units capable of operating independently.

_Ensuring that Iraq’s political authorities are not undermining or making false accusations against members of the Iraqi Security Forces.

_Reducing the level of sectarian violence in Iraq and eliminating militia control of local security.

_Enacting and implementing legislation establishing an Independent High Electoral Commission, provincial elections law, provincial council authorities, and a date for provincial elections.

_Forming a Constitutional Review Committee and then completing the constitutional review.

_Enacting and implementing legislation addressing amnesty.

_Enacting and implementing legislation establishing a strong militia disarmament program to ensure that such security forces are accountable only to the central government and loyal to the constitution of Iraq

Katrina–2 Years Later–Part 2

I apologize for my harping on the storm stuff. But I lived through that 14 hour nightmare and I see things different than those who watched it on TV.

Yesterday Bush was in New Orleans and said “Better days are ahead”. Where was he standing? apparently he does not visit the same areas I do, for I see little progress short of debris removal in the areas most effective. There are some good stories, like the schools in NO have improved 100%. That is about it as far as the people go. Business is getting a boost, but the people are getting the shaft.

Then on to Bay St. Louis, MS, where Bambi said, ‘We have alot of work to do’. I was there and thought I would puke! WE? Who the hell is WE? The people did it on there own with the help of volunteers, the govt sat around watching the Coast take a hit and did NOTHING! The volunteers were a God send and their hard work is appreciated. Bambi needs to stay away from the Hurricane areas and keep his f*cking mouth shut.

CHUQ

NOTE———————-ChuqSpeak—————————–

Remember the stories that flew around after the storm about people spending their FEMA money on diamonds and such? If not, there were stories about people who spent their money elsewhere, you know the $1500. To begin with, that us say you have a house worth $80,000 and your Ins will not pay and you did not qualify for FEMA loan, but you got $1500 for kicks, what would you do with it, if all else was hopeless?

Now my point is, how many of the victims of tornadoes that get FEMA are followed around to see where they spend the money? I have heard of none. Why? Most are white and not poor! So if you think that that did not play in the reactions to the storm, I think you are wrong. To this day people are worried about the resturants, hotels and such, the poor people are all but forgotten.

70,000 homes were destroyed by Katrina, 2 yrs later 16, ooo on the MS Coast still have no home. And your dickhead Pres comes and tells us that “better days are ahead”. Thanx bud you really know how to make a people feel loved by their country. I did not mean that! OK, I do want to say to the Pres, “BITE ME A/HOLE”

I am CHUQ and I definitely approved this message.

CHUQ

A ChuqSpeak

Another ChuqSpeak and have a lovely day.

Partisanship–the loyalty to one party or the other. Sad case of American politics. At least the young are rebelling against being classified and against partisanship. A report says that they do not like being put into categories, since they have different opinions about gays, healthcare, etc. They say that as a whole they share opinions of both parties, and will not be classified as one or the other. They seem to be left leaning on some issues and right leaning on others, at least that is what the report is saying.

Is this good? Well I guess if you like the term Independent it is. But the problem is they WILL NOT go vote, so no matter what they say, they will not stand by it in the voting cycle.

I guess a popular song by john Mayer says it all for them, “waiting for the world to change”. They do not want to do it themselves, but instead prefer to wait on change. Tacky, Spuds!

CHUQ

Bhutto/Musharraf And Pakistan

I realize that many people are following the occurrences happening in Pakistan; I am and why? So when it goes to crap I can be the first to say, “I Told You So”. I love my job!

Bhutto and Musharaff have been in talks for a couple on months about the possibility of a power sharing deal, where they both are somehow in control of the Pakistani government. Think about this! Bhutto wants Musharaff to give up his control of the army, the only thing that keeps him in power, other than the US. Bhutto is leery of the army because her father was PM he was killed by an army coup. She just wants to cover her butt. Right? I say not really, she wants Musharraf to be weakened and she will make her move to seize complete control of the government.

Will she by a good PM? Her last time the administration was shot full of corruption. Her husband was known as Mr. 10%, when she was the PM. He was in control of overseeing all foreign investment in Pakistan and to do business there he would get 10% of the gross amount of the business deal. When she was running last time she promised to help women move out of the shadows and become a more prominent factor in Pakistani life. Once she was PM, women never came up again. She is a politician, enough said?

Will she help bring stability to Pakistan? probably in the short haul, but I see her as wanting all the power and she will be looking for a way to eliminate Musharraf. Old habits die hard.

And then there is Sharif. Another opponent that is being ignored; he will have a hard on if the deal between Bhutto and Musharraf goes into full swing. he also will be pursuing a path to power. So IMO, this power sharing deal will look good for awhile, but it will not last. It is only a matter of time before Pakistan blows a valve and the US will be up to there butts in another civil conflict.

We will see. I am waiting for my chance to state the obvious.

CHUQ

Senator And The BJ

I was gonna let this situation go and allow everyone else make their little statements on the situation. But I cannot, alas! here goes, we all know, by now, the whole story as reported in the media. A short synopsis–Idaho Sen, Craig, goes to toilet in airport and solicits an undercover cop for the purpose of having gay sex. He pleads guilty and pays $575 fine on a lesser charge. Now that he has been found out, he is crying that he should not having pleaded guilty and should have had advice of council in his hearing.

Let me think……..he was stupid and now wants to retract his guilty plea. If he does that, is it not perjury? I mean he lied on a sworn statement that he had to make to enter the plea. That is a felony! Or did I miss something?

The Republicans really need to do some house cleaning before they continue the anti-gay, moral high ground bullsh*t. This guy is so f*cked up that he is willing to commit perjury trying to hide his actions. Was not the conservatives the “law and order” guys? See what happens when they stay too long in their gigs; they get this superiority complex and feel like they can do no wrong. Time to wake all these SOBs up and give them a taste of the reality that they are above–send them all home and let them look for employment elsewhere.

CHUQ

Katrina–2 Years Later

And thew beat goes on. Since I lived through the storm and am well aware of its damage and destruction, I prefer not to relive it yearly. But since politicians are making it good media fodder and I feel I need to address some of the bullsh*t the American people are handed.

First, progress is not being made–destruction is still everywhere. The government has been no help. Developers descend on the MS Gulf Coast and started sucking up land that dreams laid broken on. The only progress being made is profits, the people are still just as bad off as they were a month after the storm.

Your President, I use that term because after the storm I called for the area from Texas border east to Jacksonville and a distance of 50 miles north to remove itself from a Union that cares nothing about its welfare. So Bush is not my president. He uses, like all politicians the area of Katrina to make talking points and a photo op. No one has sat dwn and told the people how they would be saved from the US government.

I have a novel suggestion–DO SOMETHING and then we will talk about the results!

CHUQ

Republicans And The Cancer Forum

I wanted to be fair and cover the repubs and their responses to the questions put to them at the forum. First, I will say that MSNBC was wrong for the way they put the Repubs responses out there. Thiers was done in pieces on shows on Tuesday which made it difficult for me to follow.

These are the ones I sat through:

Brownbeck–he was first and I did not hear a straight answer from him. His idea is to shift funding for cancer–no new ideas.

Huckabee–a likeable guy and handled himself well. Had some good ideas for the health awareness, but I did not hear any good ideas for funding–other than the call for health saving accts. But no one asked about the poor and how they would save money for their accts. All in all not worth a flip.

At this point I stopped watching and went to SpongeBob, his insights seem to be more realistic than those of Repubs.

I apologize for not watching more but I have a low nausea threshold.

CHUQ

Political Bullsh*t Ads

Freddomwatch.org has put out a new TV ad pushing the Bush agenda. To me this looks like a PR plan to sell the American people on the idea of an extended stay in Iraq. I have a problem with the use of disabled vets in these ads. Of course the one they use is a stauch supporter of Bush’s plan. But then it get really tacky–it shows one Tower smoking and a plane headed to the second. I question if that was necessary. I believe all Americans are aware of that incident and I do not think that it needs to be used ever again. FEAR–was the reason it was used, it is to remind the American people that fear is their only ally.

The whole ad is disgusting! And if I had to guess, I would say the the organization is a White House front. The ad is hypocritical and in extreme bad taste. But wait there is more! At the end of the ad, the handicapped vet looks at the screen and says, “don’t let this become political”.

Thinking…..thinking…….A politcal ad that does not want it to be a political issue…….thinking…..thinking……OK I got it now–Lobotomies for Republicans should be a law!

CHUQ