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  • jermarge2000 jermarge2000 Mar 12, 2003 4:43 PM Flag

    Whitelite Post Disappears !!!!

    So did my reply! Better get it now, before the powers that be have it removed all together. This is one of the most provacative articles ever placed on the net! Yahoo evidently is trying to censor it!

    Excerpt >>>> It wallows in corruption and cover-ups for its monopolistic policies. It is a ruthless array of professional power lusters that, once ensconced in Washington and New York, will stoop to the most venal of tactics to subvert the workings of the free-market, violate the rights of individuals, and circumvent the guidelines of the Constitution. It rules, not by law and legitimacy, but by bribery, propaganda, intimidation, manipulation, lies, and special privileges -- hardly what the Founding Fathers had in mind in 1787.<<<<<<


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    • On second thought, may be it was the urls. Yahoo doesn't like that.

    • I've been noticing the same with breaks in the message numbers to prove it, too. I read something yesterday on the military backgrounds of our leaders, and when I looked for it to read again today, I couldn't find it. And it contained no urls.

      Fortunately, I had e-mailed it to someone and so now, in the spirit of revolt against the suppression of free speech, I am going to post it here, which otherwise I wasn't planning to do.

      <<Chickenhawks Crow for War

      By Matt Bivens

      "A chickenhawk [describes] public persons -- generally male -- who (1) tend to
      advocate, or are fervent supporters of those who advocate, military solutions to
      political problems, and who have personally (2) declined to take advantage of a
      significant opportunity to serve in uniform during wartime."
      --The New Hampshire Gazette

      WASHINGTON -- We are being dragged toward war with Iraq by such chickenhawks. The
      loudest voices demanding war are those of men who once upon a time quietly skipped out on
      the fun in Vietnam.

      Men like Dick Cheney, who famously explained, "I had other priorities in the '60s than
      military service."

      Cheney received draft deferments as a college student until he got married in 1964; marriage
      removed him from the draft. But the next year, the government announced married men would
      be drafted, unless they were also fathers. Nine months and two days after that announcement,
      the Cheneys had their first child.

      A list of chickenhawks -- including many who are eager for war with Iraq, yet who had "other
      priorities" when Vietnam came a-calling -- has been compiled by Steven Fowle, a Vietnam
      veteran who edits The New Hampshire Gazette. (It's at

      Email the Opinion Page Editor

      It starts with the president himself. George W. Bush waited out the war from a post with light
      duties in the Texas Air National Guard. And, apparently, even that cushy deal was too
      onerous: There's an unexplained one-year gap, from May 1972 to May 1973, in Bush's service
      record. That year he was supposed to have reported for duty at the Alabama Air National
      Guard, but apparently never showed. Bush's reply is that he was honorably discharged and is
      proud of his service -- but also that he can't recall the specifics.

      Specifics are also in short supply for Defense Department Iraq hawks like Paul Wolfowitz and
      Richard Perle; for White House adviser Karl Rove; for professional blabbers George Will,
      William Kristol, Rush Limbaugh and Pat Buchanan; for Republican congressional leaders
      Trent Lott, Dennis Hastert, Dick Armey and Tom DeLay; and for many others -- right down to
      Rambo himself, Sylvester Stallone.

      Some of the explanations offered by those who avoided Vietnam sound hilarious today. Pundit
      and politician Buchanan got out for "bad knees," but went on to become an avid jogger.
      DeLay, who was working as a pest exterminator during Vietnam, is reported to have
      complained that he would have served but all the places were taken up by black people.
      (Blacks in the 1960s had no "other priorities?")

      And then there's rabid radio personality Limbaugh's excuse: "Anal cysts." As Matthew Engel
      noted in the Guardian, "It is not my custom to mock others' ailments, but anyone who has
      listened to Limbaugh's program can imagine the dripping scorn he would bring to the
      revelation that a prominent Democrat had skipped a war over something like that."

      The poster boy for draft-dodging, to hear the media tell it, has long been Bill Clinton. But
      Clinton also organized anti-war protests in the late 1960s, and years later, while running for
      office, was thoroughly grilled by the media and the public for his Vietnam-era conduct.

      By contrast, the chickenhawks weaseled out of Vietnam while loudly proclaiming their support
      for it; they've never once been called to account