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by Free Market Duck

Knowing What We Know Now, Would You Say that Jeb Bush is Retarded?

by Ann Coulter

May 22, 2015

Washington, DC -- Was Jeb Bush too busy watching tele-novelas during his brother's presidency to remember the Iraq War?

We went to war at such breakneck speed after 9/11, that, before the invasion, I was able to write approximately 30 columns about it, give five dozen speeches on it, discuss it on TV a hundred times and read 1,089 New York Times editorials denouncing the "rush to war."

So I remember the arguments.

Contrary to the fairy tale the left has told itself since Obama truculently gave away America's victory in Iraq, our argument wasn't that we had to invade Iraq because of Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction. And the left's argument certainly was not: "He doesn't have any WMDs!"

Our argument was: There were lots of reasons to get rid of Saddam Hussein, and none to keep him.

Indeed, after Bush's State of the Union address laying out the case for war with Iraq, The New York Times complained that he had given too many reasons: "Even the rationale for war seems to change from day to day. Mr. Bush ticked off a litany of accusations against Iraq in his State of the Union address ..." (New York Times, Feb. 2, 2003)

Among the reasons we invaded Iraq were:

(1) Saddam had given shelter to terrorists who killed Americans. After 9/11, it was time for him to pay the price:

-- The mastermind of the Achille Lauro hijacking, Abu Abbas, who murdered a wheelchair-bound American citizen, Leon Klinghoffer, then forced the passengers to throw his body overboard, was living happily in Iraq. (Captured by U.S. forces in Baghdad less than a month after our invasion.)

-- The terrorist who orchestrated the murder of American diplomat Laurence Foley in October 2002, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, also took refuge in Saddam's Iraq. (Killed by U.S. forces in Iraq on June 7, 2006.)

-- The one terrorist behind the 1993 World Trade Center bombing who got away, Abdul Rahman Yasin, fled to Iraq, where he was given money and lived without fear of being extradited to the United States. (Whereabouts unknown. Possibly being groomed for a prime-time show on MSNBC.)

-- Czech intelligence reported that Mohammed Atta, 9/11 mastermind, met with Iraqi agents in Prague shortly before the attack.

We're not supposed to mention the Prague meeting on penalty of liberals yelling at us. Apparently, our CIA discounts that report. On the other hand, the CIA didn't see the 1993 World Trade Center bombing coming, didn't see 9/11 coming, didn't see the Fort Hood massacre coming and didn't see the Times Square bombing coming. No one tell liberals, but our CIA knows NOTHING -- although they're pretty sure something bad happened at Pearl Harbor a while back.

(2) Saddam had attempted to assassinate a former president of the United States. Liberals complained that it was a family feud because that president happened to be Bush's father, but, again, he was also a FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. (Does being a relative of the president make you fair game for assassination attempts? Bill Clinton, please pick up the white courtesy phone.)

(3) Saddam not only had WMDs, he had used them -- far more prodigiously than Syria's Bashar al-Assad did when Obama masterfully backed down from his "red line" threat if Assad ever used chemical weapons. (Assad's WMDs killed about a thousand civilians -- 350 according to French intelligence, which is a lot better than ours. Saddam's WMDs killed an estimated 100,000 civilians. That's according to everyone -- the United Nations, Human Rights Watch and Clinton-era ambassador Peter Galbraith.)

(4) We needed to smash some Muslim strongman after the 9/11 attack, and Saddam was as good as any other -- at least as good as the Taliban primitives who had allowed Osama bin Laden to pitch his tent in their godforsaken country.

It worked: Moammar Gadhafi, terrified that Bush would attack Libya next, invited U.N. inspectors in, gave up his WMDs, and paid the families of his Lockerbie bombing victims $8 million apiece.

(5) Saddam had committed atrocities on a far greater scale than our current bogeyman, ISIS. He tortured and murdered tens of thousands of Iraqis -- removing their teeth with pliers, applying electric shocks to men's genitals, drilling holes in their ankles and forcing them to watch as their wives were raped -- as reported by USA Today, among others. There was no risk that we were accidentally taking out the Arab George Washington.

(6) Saddam was a dangerous and disruptive force in a crucial oil-producing region of the world. We need oil. Why not go to war for oil?

(7) The Iraqi people were a relatively sane, civilized and educated populace with a monstrous ruler. Removing that leader would provide a golden opportunity for an actual functioning Arab democracy -- an Arab Israel.

That worked, too. In under two years, Iraqis were waving their purple fingers to symbolize having voted in their first democratic election. A few years after that, young Iranians were demanding their own democracy in another good people/bad rulers country.

But then an innocent 26-year-old girl, Neda, was gunned down in Tehran by the Iranian military. President Obama responded forcefully by going out for an ice cream cone. And thus ended the democratic movement in the Muslim world.

The least important reason to invade Iraq -- the one that was tacked on for the sole purpose of taunting liberals over their goofy reverence for the United Nations -- was that Saddam had refused to allow U.N. weapons inspectors in, leaving the strong impression that Iraq was chock-a-block with WMDs. It was the equivalent of asking where the feminists were when we invaded Afghanistan -- although technically, we didn't invade because the Taliban were mean to women.

In fact, the only time The New York Times got testy with Saddam was after the "powerful case" made by Secretary of State Colin Powell, "that Saddam Hussein stands in defiance of Security Council resolutions." (Who cares?)

Liberals didn't mind Saddam's sheltering terrorists, using poison gas, invading his neighbors or attempting to assassinate a former U.S. president. But Saddam had disrespected the U.N.!

Far from claiming that estimates of Saddam's WMDs were overblown, liberals cited those very WMDs to warn America that any invasion would result in catastrophe for the Great Satan. Thus, for example:

-- The New York Times cautioned in an editorial that an invasion might create chaotic conditions, allowing "terrorists to grab biological or chemical weapons." (New York Times, Feb. 2, 2003)

-- Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg predicted that Saddam would "use poison gas against U.S. troops." (Jane Sutton, "Pentagon Papers' Ellsberg Sees Deja Vu in Iraq," Reuters, Nov. 25, 2002)

-- In the Chicago Tribune, Steve Chapman warned: "Once American troops set foot on Iraqi soil, they may be bombarded with poison gas." (Steve Chapman, "What Could Go Wrong in the War With Iraq," Chicago Tribune, Nov. 17, 2002)

-- The Times' Nicholas Kristof wrote that if we invaded Iraq, "Saddam may well launch missiles with chemical warheads at Tel Aviv." (Nicholas Kristof, "Flirting With Disaster," Feb. 14, 2003)

This is why all six of Jeb Bush's answers to Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly -- as well as Marco Rubio's premeditated answer a week later -- were ridiculous. It's annoying enough having liberals invent these historical fantasies. Do our fearsome Republicans have to keep retelling them, too? If they don't follow the news, can't they read?

Kelly asked Bush: "Knowing what we know now, would you have authorized the invasion?"

The correct answer is:

Now that we know that a half-century of Teddy Kennedy's 1965 Immigration Act would result in a country where a man like Barack Obama could be elected president, and then, purely out of antipathy to America, would withdraw every last troop from Iraq, nullifying America's victory and plunging the entire region into chaos, no, I would not bother removing dangerous despots in order to make America safer.

Instead, I would dedicate myself to overturning our immigration laws, ending the anchor-baby scam and building a triple-layer fence on the border, so that some future Republican president could invade Iraq without worrying about a foreign-elected president like Obama coming in and giving it away. -- FM Duck

Historical Quack-Offs:

Misc:

05-11-2015
Obama Staged Fake Zero Dark Thirty Raid to Knock Off bin Laden?  More...

01-27-2015
Bergdahl to be Charged with Desertion  More...

01-21-2015
Generals Conclude Obama Backed Al-Qaida  More...

01-08-2015
Not "Je Suis Charlie," But "Je Suis Socialist"  More...

12-05-2014
President Obama Falsely Yells "Fire!" in a Crowded Theatre   More...

11-27-2014
Prez Obama Urges Public to Not Riot in Fergusen Missouri, New York, Detroit, LA, San Francisco, Oakland, St Louis, Denver, San Diego, Miami, Washington DC, Boise Idaho and All Major Cities in America   More...

11-21-2014
Emperor Obama Issues Pink Slips to US Congress  More...

11-15-2014
Who Really Killed Osama bin Laden?  More...

06-08-2014
Is Sgt Bergdahl Obama's Last Hurrah?  More...

02-03-2014
So, Just How Bad Was This Super Bowl Rout, Historically Speaking?  More...

01-31-2014
The Lost Century  More...

01-11-2014
The Magnificent Failure of ObamaCare  More...

12-14-2013
"James Bond's dirty little spy secret:  He's an alcoholic," says Dr. No research team from Nottingham University Hospitals in England  More...

12-09-2013
Nelson Mandela: In His Own Words  More...

12-08-2013
Nelson Mandela: A Man of Peace or a Terrorist Commie?  More...

11-12-2013
What Obama and I Learned at Columbia:  How to Destroy America from Within  More...

09-13-2013
The Big Cover Up -- Why Obama Really Wants to go to War in Syria  More...

08-29-2013
Is Obama Purposely Trying to Start WW III?  More...

08-18-2013
Barack Obama Illegally Changes ACA, Like Nixon  More...

07-17-2013
Hit the Road Barack, I Too Have Become Disillusioned  More...

07-02-2013
Obama's New Idea: Spending $7 Billion of our Tax Money on Electric Soccer Balls for Africa  More...

06-09-2013
Bombshell:  Document Examiner Tied To Obama Defense Attorney Says Birth Certificate is 100% Fraud  More...

06-07-2013
Barack Obama:  Ghost of Columbia University... and then some  More...

06-02-2013
IRS Employee:  D.C. Told Us to Target Tea Party  More...

05-29-2013
Abolish the IRS -- and the Income Tax with it  More...

5-23-2013
New Benghazi Whistleblowers: Stevens Was Involved in Buyback of Stinger Missiles from Al Qadeda  More...

05-09-2013
Only Obama Could Have Ordered 'Stand Down Call' On Benghazi  More...

03-25-2013
Picture of 'Martial Law' Alarms Forensic Profiler  More...

03-11-2013
Obama, Congress Must Reach Deal On Budget By March 1, And Then April 1, And Then April 20, And Then April 28, And Then May 1  More...

03-06-2013
The Sequestier 'Crisis" and What Should Be Done  More...

01-21-2013
2nd Inaugural Address; Obama Declares War on Liberty as We Know It  More...

01-13-2013
"Zero Dark Thirty," Real or Fake Extraction of Osama bin Laden?  More...

01-02-2013
Obama/Congress Implement Marriage Tax Penalties in "Fiscal Cliff" Taxes  More...

12-28-2012
Darth Vader Arrested for Bringing "Fiscal Cliff" to Earth  More...

12-16-2012
Just Say "NO!" to Idaho's State Health Care Exchange  More...

11-17-2012
How Big is a Trillion Dollars?  More...

11-08-2012
What the hell is a "job?"  More...

11-07-2012
National Socialism Defeats Individual Rights in 2012 Presidential Elections  More...

10-24-2012
Public School Employment Far Outpacing K-12 Student Enrollment  More...

09-10-2012
"2016: The Movie"  More...

08-03-2012
Robert Barro:  Ryan and the Fundamental Economic Debate  More...

08-03-2012
Romney Care 2.0  More...

08-03-2012
Why Capitalism Has An Image Problem  More...

07-17-2012
The Incredible Bain Job Machine  More...

04-30-2012
Martial Law By Executive Order  More...

04-17-2012
President Obama, "Tax the Rich!"  More...

04-09-2012
Complexity is Bad for your Health  More...

03-26-2012
WinderCare Tramples Upon Women's Private Property Rights  More...

03-23-2012
Liberty and ObamaCare  More...

03-20-2012
ObamaCare's Flawed Economic Foundations  More...

03-12-2012
The Education Games  More...

03-05-2012
The Hunger Games  More...

02-24-2012
Feds Redefine Pizza as a Vegetable  More...

02-06-2012
2012: The Obama-Romney Presidential Debates  More...

12-28-2011
The Federal Reserve's Covert Bailout of Europe  More...

12-13-2011
Forget Britain's David Cameron Veto, Another Eurozone Crisis is Only Weeks Away  More...

12-11-2011
How Does Europe Borrow Dollars from the Fed?...  More...

12-08-2011
Fix Was In:  The Stock Market Was Rigged...  More...

11-15-2011
European Ponzi Goes Full Retard as EFSF Found to Monetize... Itself  More...

11-09-2011
Public School Teachers Aren't Underpaid  More...

11-04-2011
Hell Explained by a Chemistry Student  More...

10-25-2011
Understanding Derivatives and The Bailout  More...

09-15-2011
The European Crisis  More...

07-24-2011
Default Now, or Suffer a More Expensive Crisis Later  More...

05-20-2011
Obama Offers Israeli PM Pork Chops Laced with Cyanide  More...

04-19-2011
Budget cuts are meaningless without Federal Reserve transparency  More...

03-01-2011
A Union Education...or
What Wisconsin reveals about public workers and political power 
More...

02-14-2011
Idaho Statesman claims "nullification" of Obamacare is "immoral"  More...

02-03-2011
What is the Basic Issue in the World Today? -- Part 3 of 3  More...

02-02-2011
What is the Basic Issue in the World Today? -- Part 2 of 3  More...

01-29-2011
What is the Basic Issue in the World Today? -- Part 1 of 3  More...

01-15-2011
Toward Sensible Monetary Policy  More...

12-17-2010
What's wrong with our current Education System?  A Libertarian Discussion that asks, "What is Education?"  ... and better yet, what should Education Be?  More...

12-09-2010
WikiLeaks 1941  More...

12-05-2010
Billions Flushed Down Political Toilet in Afghanistan  More...

11-25-2010
How many different U.S. Governments are busy running America?  More...

11-24-2010
Financial Reckoning Day  More...

11-21-2010
Idaho on the Verge of Bankruptcy in 2012  More...

10-30-2010
New silver class action invokes RICO against JP Morgan, HSBC  More...

10-30-2010
Idaho Voters, Who Should You Vote For... and Which Amendments?  More...

10-27-2010
Federal Reserve Commits Treason as it Asks 18 Major Banks How Much Money They Want the Fed to Give Them to “Stimulate” the Economy:  $250 Billion, $500 Billion, $1 Trillion, $2 Trillion or More…  More...

10-19-2010
545 People  More...

10-10-2010
Central banks create $4.7 trillion mortgage foreclosure debacle with fractional reserve monetary concepts  More...

10-04-2010
Idaho Voters Asked to Vote Away Their Rights to Vote... Huh?  More...

10-01-2010
Obama's Three Economic Fallacies..., or
Why He Doesn't Get It 
More...

09-25-2010
Socialist Double Speak: Why Aren't Boise's Sales Tax Exemptions Considered a Stimulus to the Economy?  More...

09-18-2010
Energy - Part 3 of 3
Why Are We Still Drilling for Oil When We have Tesla's Free Radiant Energy? 
More...

08-31-2010
U.S. Government Mint to Sell Jr. Federal Printing Presses to U.S. Citizens…  More...

08-29-2010
Boise's Ada County Detox Center Bankrupt Within One Year as Cities Refuse to Cough Up the Dough to Pay for it…  More...

07-09-2010
Energy - Part 2 of 3
The Asteroid Belt and How It Got there After the Planet Phaeton Blew up... Will History Repeat itself?… 
More...

06-21-2010
Energy - Part 1 of 3
BP's Quest for Time
The Well from Hell... and What They're Not Saying… 
More...

06-03-2010
Carbs against Cardio…  More...

05-11-2010
$145 Billion and Counting…  More...

03-25-2010
The One Thing…  More...

03-12-2010
California Grinds to a Halt as Public and Private Unions Strike Against the State's Plans to Cut Spending and Raise Taxes…  More...

03-07-2010
Our World Balances on a Sea of Debt…  More...

02-17-2010
Wall Street's Bailout Hustle…  More...

02-10-2010
European Central Bankers Poised to Take Over Europe…  More...

02-05-2010
Secret Banking Cabal Emerges From AIG Shadows…  More...

12-21-2009
ObamaCare is not about health care; it’s about control and profits.  Oddly enough, it’s not the insurance companies; it’s the central bankers…  More...

12-07-2009
How Big is a Trillion Dollars?  More...

12-02-2009
Boise Trolley Folly DOES Justify Legislative Intervention  More...

11-06-2009
Federal Reserve to Switch to New "Scratch 'N Sniff" Currency  More...

10-27-2009
New Government Health Care Plan Struggling to Find "Single Payer" Name  More...

10-26-2009
Jesus appoints Obama as "Associate Christ"  More...

09-23-2009
Has Congress become an anachronism?  More...

09-18-2009
Leftist Boise Mayor Dave Bieter in secret meetings to blow $560 million of federal welfare dollars on downtown Boise streetcar named “Desire”… or is that a streetcar named “Huge Deficit?”  More...

09-8-2009
Hey, kids, got game?  Got rap?  Wanna be a rich movie star?  “That isn’t hard work,” says Obama, “and chances are you ain’t gonna be any of those things.”  More...

09-8-2009
"Obama's speech to schools:  what civics lesson will parents teach their kids?”  More...

08-14-2009
Two Governors Bankrupt Idaho's Highways, or Who let the GARVEE bonds out?  More...

08-07-2009
"National" health care?  Stop thinking in terms of "collectives," we are individuals  More...

08-05-2009
Fed Reserve, America's legal counterfeiting ring   More...

08-05-2009
Off Balance Sheet, Out of Mind  More...

07-23-2009
National Health Care is illogical  More...

06-17-2009
Idaho Congressmen introduce Federal Streetcar Revitalization Act of 2009…ask for $300 Million to build streetcars across America…$65 Million for Boise  More...

06-12-2009
Idaho Statesman supports spending $65 million of federal stimulus booty for Boise Trolley Cars  More...

05-31-2009
Idaho Statesman thinks socialist economics can enrich economy and create Idaho jobs  More...

05-05-2009
The Idaho Transportation Solution  More...

04-23-2009
B of A CEO ordered by Fed Reserve and U.S. Treasury to shut up about Merrill Lynch's billion dollar losses   More...

04-08-2009
Failed $250 Million University Place fiasco participant, Bob Hoover, named as president of the Idaho Community Foundation  More...

03-13-2009
More Voo-Doo Economics: "Good Bank, Bad Bank"  More...

02-17-2009
The Great "Stimulus" Hoax  More...

02-13-2009
Why President Obama’s Trillion Dollar “Stimulus” Package is Unconstitutional – Part 2  More...

02-12-2009
Why President Obama’s Trillion Dollar “Stimulus” Package is Unconstitutional – Part 1  More...

02-01-2009
Petition of the Electric Light Bulb Manufacturers  More...

01-20-2009
Obama parties down at most expensive Inauguration in history -- over $170 million -- as U.S. falls further into huge Recession  More...

12-25-2008
Is The Medicine Worse Than the Illness?  More...

12-17-2008
Idaho Statesman prints insightful Reader’s View by young economist, “Don’t fall for the Big 3’s doomsday predictions – they’re unlikely”  More...

12-14-2008
Did U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald jump the gun in premature arrest of Gov. Blagojevich?  More...

12-11-2008
Idaho Statesman editors publish whitewash of Weatherman bomber Bill Ayers to save Barack Obama…
then, up pops the FBI and Illinois Gov. Blagojevich…
 
More...

12-07-2008
Idaho Statesman parent McClatchy confuses socialism with free market  More...

11-17-2008
Victoria's Secret Reorgs as Savings & Loan Bank, Qualifies for Treasury's $700 Billion Bailout Booty  More...

11-14-2008
Stable Money Is the Key to Recovery  More...

10-31-2008
Is America on the verge of electing a socialist Islamic terrorist supporter as U.S. President?  More...

10-25-2008
U.S. bankers whine for 30 seconds, kiss Godfather Paulson’s ass, then sign off on bank nationalization  More...

10-10-2008
‘Toys R Us’ offers to bail out U.S. economy with
injection of $700 Trillion in cash from Parker Bros. Monopoly Game…
Sweetens deal by throwing in Marvin Gardens
 
More...

10-06-2008
Recession 2008: The blind leading the blind  More...

09-26-2008
Congressman Ron Paul's answer to President Bush's $700 Billion bailout   More...

09-24-2008
Sec of Treasury Paulson suspends U.S. Constitution, anoints himself Wizard of Oz, demands $700 billion to unclog nation’s toilets…
Will Congress assume Dying Cockroach Position?
 
More...

09-15-2008
Money, money everywhere, nor any drop to drink...
U.S. Dollar is pulp fiction
 
More...

09-11-2008
Weekend at Fannie's  More...

09-08-2008
Idaho Statesman pushes Fascist Business Model as “Vision for the Valley”  More...

09-06-2008
Look out!
Pistol Packing Mama, Gov Sarah Palin, blasts her way into the Republican National Convention...
accepts VP slot with John McCain 
More...

08-29-2008
McCain chooses Idahoan Sarah Palin, a moose-hunting, fisher-babe, free market Governor of Alaska, as Vice Prez running mate on GOP ticket  More...

08-23-2008
Idaho stockpiles $500 million to $1 billion tax surplus on top of last year's $224 million surplus?  More...

08-19-2008
Washington politicians lie about true size of budget deficit  More...

08-12-2008
Corporate Welfare Alive and Well in Idaho  More...

08-01-2008
"Covered Bonds" new mortgage gimmick by "Banksta Gangsta" Treasury Sec Hank Paulson  More...

07-17-2008
History of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reveal gross corruption, fundamental flaws  More...

07-03-2008
Zimbabwe inflation hits 1,000,000% per year…
Government central bank issues new $50 Billion denomination notes as paper currency becomes worthless 
More...

06-23-2008
Idaho Supreme Court enforces socialist health care law…
Taxpayers must cough up $187,000 for illegal immigrant’s heart attack 
More...

06-04-2008
Obama-Clinton “nightmare ticket” promises to drag U.S. down the road to serfdom via Marxist socialism  More...

05-30-2008
Idaho Pub Ed System Run by Village Idiots?...
State Board Asks Feds to Restart Failure Clock for “No Child Left Behind” Program 
More...

05-21-2008
Kempthorne Hugs Polar Bears, Bankrupts America  More...

05-16-2008
Yeah, Kempthorne, "Cough up" those gubernatorial records, will ya?  More...

05-11-2008
Idaho:  nuclear waste dump of America  More...

04-22-2008
2008 Legislative Report Card for Idaho: F-minus More...

04-01-2008
Fed scientists discover new element in Periodic Table of Elements:  Paper  More...

03-25-2008
Gov Butch Otter signs corporate welfare Bill for $2 billion Uranium-235 enrichment plant to set Idaho up for Perfect Nuclear Storm:  a radioactive, volcanic firestorm on top of Snake Plain Aquifer's Lake Erie  More...

03-17-2008
Who Killed the U.S. Dollar?  More...

03-08-2008
Prescription for Prosperity:  A Comprehensive Economic Revitalization Plan  More...

03-13-2008 Revised
Idaho Grocery Tax Rebate to equal 9/10 of 1% of your grocery bill?... Ooooh, Whoop-tee-doo, Governor  More...

03-03-2008
Idaho Grocery Tax Rebate to equal 3/10 of 1% of your grocery bill?... Ooooh, Whoop-tee-doo, Governor  More...

02-22-2008
Idaho Legies create Perfect Storm:  yellowcake plus Yellowstone plus Snake Plain Aquifer equals radioactive Super Volcanic blast  More...

02-14-2008
Parliament of Whores admonishes one of their own  More...

02-10-2008
Anybody Seen Our Gold?  More...

02-06-2008
(Updated 02-14-2008)
GOP and Liberal Disconnected Thought Globs (DTGs) dominate 2008 presidential debates  More...

01-31-2008
Earmarks for Idaho are good but earmarks for Alaska are bad, says Idaho Statesman  More...

01-28-2008
Smoke 'n Mirrors Economic Stimulus Package:  $600 for you, $730,000 for Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac  More...

01-24-2008
The Paper Chase:  Dollar becomes pulp fiction as Fed injects trillions into the market... But Dollar is not real capital, thus cannot stimulate economy  More...

01-19-2008
Federal Reserve drives U.S. into Super Recession, then Depression, then Martial Law  More...

01-10-2008
New Thought Police Bill passes U.S. House 404-6, awaits Senate vote  More...

01-01-2008
U.S. Federal Reserve Note:  America's Pulp Fiction  More...

12-28-2007
Who shot Pakistani ex Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto?  More...

12-19-2007
Idaho Congress-crooks Sen. Larry "Wide Stance" Craig and Rep Mike Simpson rob all Americans for Idaho earmarks More...

12-18-2007
Goldman Sachs creates subprime slime with left hand, shorts subprime slime with right hand More...

12-17-2007
Ada County to operate Detox Center for drunks & dopers?  Cost to taxpayers: $1.8 million per year  More...

12-14-2007
Central Banks Conspire to Hyper-Inflate Global Economy  More...

12-11-2007
Boise's Watergate fiasco continues as Univ of Idaho plans to blow $300 million on new marketing campaign  More...

12-10-2007
Why should Boise's "Special Olympics" be funded by taxpayer earmarks and what is the true concept behind the "Special Olympics?"  More...

12-07-2007
President Bush, Sec of Treasury Paulson save America's subprime home borrowers...you bet... Just Call Hotline to Mortgage Heaven: 1-888-995-HOPE  More...

12-03-2007
U.S. Treasury to Bail Out Billionaire Bankers on Wall Street Under Guise of Saving Subprime Borrowers  More...

12-01-2007
Idaho Gov Butch Otter Holds Secret Meeting to Tax Inner Tubes on Boise River  More...

11-26-2007
Idaho's Property Tax Solution  More...

11-16-2007
The Fed's "Prime Interest Rate" Joke  More...

11-09-2007
Idaho Statesman's parent McClatchy posts $1.4 billion loss in 3rd Qtr  More...

10-29-2007
The AMT - Worst Piece of U.S. Tax Legislation  More...

10-29-2007
What is The Master Liquidity Enhancement Conduit?  Hint: It's not a plastic flex straw to a bottle of Ripple wine  More...

10-17-2007
Can Idaho U.S. Senator Larry Craig be recalled?  More...

10-13-2007
How to Recall Idaho U.S. Senator Larry Craig  More...

10-10-2007
Will the real $50 please stand up?  More...

10-03-2007
President Bush and Federal Reserve bankers plan for nationwide bankruptcy with fake 3-week flu test  More...

10-01-2007
Idaho to implement ButchCare?  More...

09-25-2007
Wherein lies the value of today's paper money?... The solution:  abolish fractional reserve central banking, the Federal Reserve and govt monopoly of money; allow private minting and free choice of currencies - Part 5  More...

09-20-2007
Wherein lies the value of today's paper money?... The problem:  unconstitutional  Federal Reserve plays Quantitative Economics (as if econ is physics) rather than Qualitative Economics, which is based upon individual rights and freedom - Part 4  More...

09-17-2007
Wherein lies the value of today's paper money?... Derivative markets now exceed half a quadrillion dollars or $500,000,000,000,000 of non-collateralized paper - Part 3  More...

09-16-2007
Wherein lies the value of today's paper money?...or, the root cause of today's monetary crisis and impending recession - Part 2  More...

09-15-2007
Wherein lies the value of today's paper money?...or, the root cause of today's monetary crisis and impending recession - Part 1  More...

09-05-2007
Boise's Toiletgate morphs into Pinocchio-gate as Senator Craig's nose mysteriously grows another 2 feet overnight  More...

09-02-2007
Senator Larry Craig did not resign and hired two lawyers, 1 for the Ethics Committee and 1 for the Minneapolis men's room debacle  More...

08-31-2007
Senator Larry Craig's abuse of power & lame excuses are symptomatic of long list of GOP political abuses in Idaho - Part 1  More...

08-23-2007
J'accusse, Mr. Federal Reserve did it with the Candlestick, the Rope, the Revolver, the Knife, the Wrench, and the Lead Pipe in the House, the Senate, the University, and Wall Street  More...

08-13-2007
Ada County Commissioners condemn own property through eminent domain... Pay Cryptic Partners $3.2 million in fake "takings" - Part 1  More...

08-11-2007
Central bankers redefine "hyper-inflation" as "liquidity"... Inject over $326,000,000,000 into global economy to stave off stock market crash & recession  More...

08-10-2007
NY Stock Market crashes 387 points as sub-prime fiasco hits Germany, France  More...

08-09-2007
WSJ, Fox News pretend Ron Paul votes for earmarks  More...

08-08-2007
"The Fix" is still in, new community college trustees interview only 1 person for Prez... and guess what?  He got the job!  More...

07-30-2007
Harry Potter dies on page 597... in Boise  More...

07-18-2007
"The fix was in... But that's OK; This case warranted an inside job." -- Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman  More...

07-17-2007
Is the War in Iraq a Mafia-style protection racket: U.S. military protects OPEC and OPEC promises to use only inflated petro-dollars?  More...

07-10-2007
Ex Ada County Commish Judy Peavey-Derr threatens libel lawsuit against Deep Throat II More...

07-05-2007
Idaho Senator Craig loses Illegal Immigration Amnesty bill...Does Craig support prison inmates picking Idaho crops?  More...

07-03-2007
U.S. Constitution not signed by authors  More...

06-28-2007
"Bong Hits 4 Jesus"  More...

06-14-2007
Court transcripts reveal judge knows University Place fiasco was a financial scam and who the perps were More...

06-14-2007
Cheap Community College "need" is a hoax...BSU rated cheapest university in the nation by US News & World Report More...

06-13-2007
Ada County screws taxpayers, again...pays Cryptic Partners $1.4 million for $900,000 office space in Eminent Domain settlement  More...

06-08-2007
NO campaign thanks YES campaign for abuse of Absentee Ballots, encourages re-vote by mail  More...

06-07-2007
Scientists slap Bible Bangers' definition of "when does life begin" upside their diploid totipotent cells  More...

06-06-2007
What is America's greatest moral challenge?  More...

05-29-2007
Yo, Rudy, follow the money  More...

05-26-2007
What is paper money? More...

05-02-2007
Sec of Interior Kempthorne offers quid pro quo worth billions of dollars to Louisiana Sen Mary Landrieu  More...

04-19-2007
Supreme Court takes giant step backwards  More...

04-06-2007
House Speaker Pelosi violates U.S. Constitution and Logan Act, commits felony by impersonating Sec of State Condoleezza Rice on trip to Middle East  More...

03-28-2007
Education math scores drop across the state as Idaho teachers, administrators, and coaches vacation to Ireland and China on your tax dollars  More...

03-25-2007
Idaho GOP Legies add $400 million pork to Demo's Iraq War Bill  More...

03-19-2007
Ex Gov Kempthorne's original $3 billion Highway Plan exceeds $6 billion... Idaho Statesman says, "Pass the budget, no strings attached"  More...

03-14-2007
Low carb diet kicks government's low fat guidelines in its big fat butt  More...

03-09-2007
The paper chase... Interest rate arbitrage between the Yen and the Dollar  More...

03-08-2007
Bullet train from Boise to Meridian derailed as billion dollar local option sales tax bites the dust...poof  More...

03-01-2007
Stock market plunges 416 points in one day  More...

02-26-2007
"An Inconvenient Truth" morphs into "Convenient Lies" as Hollywood Oscars regurgitate 30-year old Doomsday baloney from the 1970s  More...

02-23-2007
Judge cries at Anna Nicole Smith hearing...wins Oscars for Best Actor, Worst Director  More...

02-22-2007
World Wide Monetary Inflation...the not-so-Good, the Bad, and the Ugly  More...

02-18-2007
Boise's Watergate morphs into Librarygate as Urban Renewal Agency picks Bodo developer for unconstitutionally-funded $130 million "Library Blocks" project  More...

02-16-2007
CAMBR fraud at U of  Idaho ?  More...

02-11-2007
Who's Your Favorite Socialist Candidate for the 2008 Presidency?  More...

02-09-2007
Oink-Oink, Boise City Council Feeds at State & Federal Pig Troughs  More...

02-08-2007
Big Brother mandates vaccine for 11-year old girls  More...

01-31-2007
Ada County Commissioners condemn new Ada County Courthouse, then use Eminent Domain to confiscate their own property...huh?  More...

01-22-2007
Where in Hell did Our 3 Branches of Government Go?  More...

01-18-2007
The Real Purpose of the Federal Reserve  More...

01-17-2007
European Union Dumps German, Officially Adopts English as Universal Language  More...

01-15-2007
GOP "Intellectuals" Propose Socialist Job Corps Program to Rebuild Iraq  More...

01-08-2007
Kempthorne Plays "Polar Bear Politics"  More...

01-02-2007
Boise State outsmarts Oklahoma with Statue of Liberty fake pass, Wins Fiesta Bowl 43-42 in nail-biting overtime  More...

12-30-2006
Saddam Hussein 1937-2006  More...

12-29-2006
Shell Oil hires ex Sec of Interior Gale Norton...
Conflict of interest? 
More...

12-26-2006
"Black box" trading on the Big Board...is it legal... is it moral?  Part 2  More...

12-19-2006
"Black box" trading on the Big Board...is it legal... is it moral?  Part 1  More...

11-30-2006
U of I Wallace pleads guilty to state criminal charges in $136 million University Place fiasco...no fine and 3-year probation  More...

11-19-2006
If Idaho "needs" more nurses, let supply and demand in the free market automatically solve the "problem"  More...

11-17-2006
Boise "needs" a detox center like it "needs" another snort of crack  More...

11-17-2006
If Boise's "Library Blocks" project is unconstitutional, then why isn't the Courthouse project unconstitutional?  More...

11-01-2006
Bag Boy Wallace Charged with Felony in U of Idaho Crime Spree... Major Perps Skate Free?   More...

10-27-2006
2006 Nobel Economist praises "Dynamic Capitalism" by assuming socialist principles  More...

10-20-2006 Voters, not the Idaho Transportation Board, must approve billion dollar highway expenditures for "Connecting Idaho"  More...

WALL STREET JOURNAL PHYSICS READERS ARGUE BIG BANG THEORY  More...

PROP 1: IDAHO TEACHERS' UNION EARMARKS 1% OF SALES TAX FOR ITSELF  More...

ANTI-GAY MARRIAGE AMENDMENT UNCONSTITUTIONAL  More...

DOES UNIVERSITY PLACE'S SECRET CIVIL SETTLEMENT CONSTITUTE A "BURYING OF PUBLIC INFO?"  More...

WSJ THINKS FUNCTION OF FED RESERVE IS "MAINTAINING AN OVERALL STABLE PRICE LEVEL"  More...

IDAHO LEADS WORLD IN "FAT PILL" PRODUCTION  More...

ARE IDAHO'S "RAINY DAY FUNDS" UNCONSTITUTIONAL?  More...

FEDERALIST PAPERS DO NOT GRANT WARRANT-LESS SEARCHES OR CARTE BLANCHE WIRE TAPPING TO PRESIDENT  More...

BODO DEVELOPER PROPOSES BOISE'S WATERGATE METHOD TO RIP DOWN, REBUILD BOISE'S MAIN LIBRARY  More...

IDAHO BAPTISTS LAUNCH MISSILES AGAINST CALIFORNIA CATHOLICS?  More...

BOISE NEEDS A DRUG CZAR LIKE IT NEEDS A SNICKER-DOODLE CZAR  More...

BILLIONAIRES WARREN BUFFET AND BILL GATES FALL ILL TO SOCIALIST PHILOSOPHY  More...

10 REASONS WHY IDAHO GOVERNOR KEMPTHORNE SHOULD NOT BE CONFIRMED AS SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR  More...

U.S. CONSTITUTION DECLARED UNCONSTITUTIONAL... NOT SIGNED BY ITS AUTHORS, OR ANYONE ELSE  More...

IDAHO TEACHERS' UNION PUSHES INITIATIVE FOR GUARANTEED ANNUAL INCOME BY EARMARKING 1% OF SALES TAX FOR ITSELF  More...

UNIVERSITY PLACE PERPS AGREE TO NOT SUE THEMSELVES...PAY EACH OTHER $8.3 MILLION...CRYPTIC PARTNERS REMAINS AS POSSIBLE 'FALL GUY' -- PART II  More...

UNIVERSITY PLACE PERPS AGREE TO NOT SUE THEMSELVES...PAY EACH OTHER $8.3 MILLION...CRYPTIC PARTNERS REMAINS AS POSSIBLE 'FALL GUY' -- PART I  More...

JFAC GIVES BLANK CHECK FOR GOVERNOR KEMPTHORNE'S HIGHWAY ROBBERY  More...

BOISE'S WATERGATE GOES TO WASHINGTON...GOVERNOR KEMPTHORNE NOMINATED AS SECRETARY OF INTERIOR  More...

WHY IDAHO'S ANTI-GAY MARRIAGE AMENDMENT IS PRETENDED LAW -- PART II  More...

WHY IDAHO'S ANTI-GAY MARRIAGE AMENDMENT IS PRETENDED LAW -- PART I  More...

WHY WE DON'T NEED PROPERTY TAXES -- PART II  More...

WHY WE DON'T NEED PROPERTY TAXES -- PART I  More...

BOISE RESIDENTS PAY 10-12 TIMES AS MUCH IN "M & O" SCHOOL PROPERTY TAXES AS MERIDIAN FOR SAME NUMBER OF STUDENTS  More...

SHOULD IDAHO ABOLISH PROPERTY TAXES AND IMPLEMENT A FLAT SALES TAX?  More...

WHY WE DON'T NEED FEMA OR BOISE'S "BLUEPRINT FOR GOOD GROWTH   More...

DID JAPANESE MAFIA STEER HURRICANE KATRINA DOWN BOURBON STREET FOR FUN AND PROFIT...OR REVENGE?  More...

GOV KEMPTHORNE IS NOT OUR "CEO"  More...

WILL "BLUEPRINT FOR GOOD GROWTH" MORPH INTO BOISE TROLLY GATE?  More...

BIRTH:  NATURE'S TRANSFER OF PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS  More...

WHOSE COLLECTIVE RIGHTS?  More...

IS MICRON WHINING FOR CORPORATE WELFARE OR DEMANDING FREE MARKET CAPITALISM?  More...

CATHOLICISM IN LATIN AMERICA MORPHS INTO SOCIALISM  More...

OIL COMPANIES TURN EARTH INTO GIANT CO2 SODA POP BOTTLES  More...

SEX IS ILLEGAL IN IDAHO?  More...

IN DEFENSE OF THE WOMAN  More...

AMERICA'S INTELLECTUAL HIERARCHY  More...

EATS, SHOOTS & LEAVES  More...

ANTI-GAY MARRIAGE:  THE STATE VS. THE INDIVIDUAL  More...

TAX RATES ARE NOT THE SAME AS TAX BURDENS  More...

DEFICIT FARMING  More...

IRS AUDIT MICKEY MOUSE, FILES CRIMINAL CHARGES  More...

PHILOSOPHY RULES, SCIENCE DROOLS  More...

NEW ENERGY SOURCE DISCOVERED IN WASHINGTON DC
OIL STOCKS PLUNGE  More...

STATUE OF LIBERTY SHOE SIZE, WOMEN'S 879  More...

U.S. PRISON POPULATION SOARS, TOOTHBRUSH INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX PROSPERS  More...

School and State:

ETHNOMATHEMATICS  More...

WHY JOHNNY CAN'T READ  More...

EVOLUTION OF MATH INSTRUCTION IN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS  More...

STATE GROCERY STORES  More...

PRO-CHOICE FREE MARKET SCHOOLS  More...

EDUCATION TAXES  More...

Health and State:

12-31-2005 Does surgery for cancer cause more cancer?   More...

FAT IDAHO   More...

IDAHO'S LOOMING FAKE HEALTH CARE "CRISIS"  More...

WHEN GOOD CELLS GO BAD  More...

Money and the Federal Reserve:

THE FUZZY MATH OF U.S. COINAGE  More...

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