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kerrygoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 07:36 PM
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“Since Taking Office, the President Has Cut the SBA More Than Any ...
Some Small Business legislation passed under the wire on Thursday while the Schiavo case became the height of media frenzy...

“Since Taking Office, the President Has Cut the SBA More Than Any Other Agency”
22 March 2005

We hear in the corporate propaganda press frequently that Bush is a friend to small business. However, the definition of small business is somewhat reaching, because if Bush and friends had their way, the real small business owners of America would be wishing they had filed for bankruptcy a few weeks ago, before the bankruptcy bill passed.

Real small business owners know that they have a friend in John Kerry. I’m talking about the small businesses that are the cornerstone of the American economy, the “rural, low-income, women-owned, minority-owned and home-based small businesses” that you don’t hear about in the news every day, the small businesses that are currently struggling under the Bush economy. Some of those businesses grow and prosper, and become larger corporations, but many remain family owned small businesses, mom and pop shops, as they used to be know and still are in rural areas. If you think about it, everyone knows someone who owns a small business, but companies like Wal-Mart would seek to drive those companies out of business.

Once again, due to John Kerry’s tireless work as Ranking Member of Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, they still have fighting chance (unless the House rejects this).

Thursday the Senate passed the bipartisan Kerry-Snowe amendment which restores “$78 million for critical programs at the Small Business Administration (SBA) that President Bush had proposed drastically cutting or eliminating all together.”

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ginnyinWI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 07:46 PM
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1. Lately it seems to me
Whatever Bush says about himself, or the corporate-controlled press says about him--the opposite is much closer to the truth!

Make a game of it, next time you hear something about him--turn it inside out and see if it fits--you'll know what I mean.

Example: "I like to err on the side of life!"
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 09:24 PM
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2. It's hard to fight
I've thought about a new campaign. "You Might Be A Democrat If.." and then list all the stuff Bush SAYS he's for, but is actually lying about.
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 09:31 PM
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3. That sounds like a cute catchy campaign
in the debates Kerry used the word "Orwellian" to describe Bush programs that do the opposite of what they mean. Perfect word, but only if you know what it means. Your phrase is easy to understand.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 09:43 PM
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4. I'm a Foxworthy fan
All of the Blue Collar guys really, although the weekly show sucks. Breaks my heart they're all a bunch of Bushbots.
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-05 07:23 AM
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5. This is completely true
I got very worried when * appointed his wife to be the Gang Czar in America. Poor 'lump in the bed next to me', this meant that all funding for easing gang-related violence would soon be cut.

Wasn't Laura big on library funding and money for schools to buy books? She no sooner got that one out of her mouth than hubby proposed cutting the budget for it. (I wonder if she ever gets mad at him for that.) Sigh! These are the creepiest bunch of double-talking bastards I've ever seen.
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ginnyinWI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-05 11:40 AM
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6. I can't imagine how hard it must be to be her
She never really wanted a political-wife life (well, few do, I suppose). Some say that she takes anti-depressants--well it wouldn't surprise me. She always looks placidly happy in public. Of course that can be by design. She doesn't seem to be doing much, or making news very often.

Her husband is a domineering, stubborn man who doesn't listen, take advice or change his mind. That's a prescription for trouble in a marriage-- when the wife has no voice. She must put up and shut up.

Ah, Teresa, I miss you.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-05 11:47 AM
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7. i don't feel sorry for her though
i think she is a bitch and cold hearted. i don't like her at all.

i hated the way the media made her out to be some perfect first lady/wife etc while making Teresa out to be some horrible person .

those who only saw the media whore view of her would be so surprised if they ever got to meet her as she is one of the kindest people around.

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ginnyinWI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-05 01:20 PM
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8. the first time I saw Teresa on tv it was on cspan, Fall 03
I turned it on in the middle of a meeting around a conference table where she was talking to some nurses about healthcare, and I didn't know who she was at all. Just some lady advocating healthcare issues, I thought. It was an interesting talk, and I kept watching. She seemed so engaged, and so smart and understanding, and I assumed she was a doctor. I noticed how the other women were really responding to her.
Then at the end, some wanted their pictures taken with her, and I thought, "huh? who is this, anyway?" Turned out to be John Kerry's wife. I was just getting to know JK as a candidate then, and knew very little about him. She made me want to know more about him.

I'm glad I was able to have the chance to like Teresa for herself alone, before I even knew she was a high-profile person. :)
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-05 01:54 PM
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9. I wonder if it was because she was foreign and rich
or if any wife of Kerry would have been treated this badly. Early in the primaries, I knew she had to be an unusual person, when Kerry talked about having cancer and explained how it was caught very early thanks to his wife. I was amazed that anyone, not trained as doctor or a nurse, could pick up a change so subtle that his doctor didn't catch it. She very likely saved his health and quite possibly his life.

Her work was amazing and she seemed to have had an incredible reputation herself. I remember hearing one of her sons talking on the radio about how angry he was with the attacks on his mother. She had to have been well thought of if the Republicans wanted her to take her husband's Senate seat and Bush I later included her in the US group to the Brazil Kyoto summit (I guess that's one good thing any Bush did for Kerry)

The only reason I can think of for them targeting her to such a degree is that if people saw her as attractive, brilliant, and caring in addition to being extremely wealthy, it would make Kerry look better because she married him.
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ginnyinWI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-05 02:55 PM
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10. Oh, they'll attack anyone!
it only a matter of what they choose to attack with. They had nothing real to throw at either JK or THK, so they made their virtues into faults. A nuanced intellect like Kerry's made him "wobbly" and Teresa's having money made her vaguely immoral. But like she said, when she was a republican her money was just "dandy" then.

I hated the way they said he married her for money, and the stupider people thought she was supplying his campaign with money, too. Once again the opposite is true: he married her for love even though her money had the potential to cost him politically.
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-05 07:57 PM
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11. You know, it's just what Rethugs do
I was trolling through my archives of print stories at work looking for stuff on Negroponte and Bolton and I have found just the most disgusting stuff that went on in that era. The effort to discredit Kerry, personally and politically, was just awful. (I mean this is yucky stuff. You read enough of this stuff you start to get not only nauseous but you start to lose your sense of humor as well.)

A lot of the bad stories about Kerry trace to him getting there in 1985 and not kowtowing to the establishment forces. He was sandbagged in a story by the Washington Post as a sort of goofball narcissist in 1985. There was a nasty, nasty planted story in the Wall Street Journal that basically called him a radical commie-lover and all that stuff. And this was before Iran-Contra and those hearings. Yucky, awful, personal stuff. (I need a web site to posts these stories on so you can see for yourself. This shows where the dirt that was used on Kerry last year came from, a lot of it started with Direct Mail guru, Richard Viguerie.)

These people have no morals or ethics. The opposition to them are not people; they are obstacles to be removed by any means necessary. I have read a lot of stories about the disgusting things they did and it is no surpirse that they would take after Teresa the way they did. It is what they do. It is what they have always done. They are ruthless.



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