Peace Corps Online: Peace Corps News: Special Reports: December 3, 2004: Promises not funded are promises not kept: April 4, 2004 - Greensboro News & Record: Promises not funded are promises not kept : 1984

By gvibe (209-6-102-21.c3-0.smr-ubr1.sbo-smr.ma.cable.rcn.com - on Monday, April 12, 2004 - 11:18 pm: Edit Post

What year is this? GWB and Co. took a wonderful page out of the Orwellian world as the administration's official language of Doublespeak becomes more prevalent. We need to cut down our forests to have healthy forests. Fiscal conservativism through increased spending. Wage war to make peace. And here we are at the Peace Corps, two-faced and doubletongued, publicly supporting the Peace Corps while working to undermine it.

How long must we watch this happen? Where's the HIV/AIDs funding promised? "No child left behind," why are all my teacher friends looking for a new line of work? How can he fight two wars in four years, articulate (barely) his support for veterans, and then cut their service?!

Every time the W Admin opens their mouth I expect them to do the opposite, and well, they do. Try it, it's frightenly laughable.


By Chuck (cpe-024-165-186-205.midsouth.rr.com - on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 - 2:12 pm: Edit Post

1984 Orwellian Newspeak is a common practice by left-wing "liberal" (actually totalitarians - the left's use of the word "liberal" is newspeak itself)democrats, who, when called on it, cry about freedom of expression (another words, they have a right to extoll their lies and myths, and have complete freedom from the truth (kind of like freedom from religion)). Of course when the truth is told, the left sees it as newspeak, because they are pathological in their inability to be honest. As for the accusations made: yes, forestry management requires responsible cutting in forests - it is good for the environment (but radical environmentalists are unwilling to see the truth because it isn't about nature to them, it's about angry self-lothing politics. We conservationist see the true need for proper management of our natural resources). And as for war, yes the best defense is often a good offense. Simply look at history. And who is trying to undermine the Peace Corps??? They are as supported as ever. Simply look at the numbers. As for HIV funding, it is larger than anytime in history. Please, the truth is so simple. Why complicate it with mythology. And the teachers' salaries are low much in part to top heavy school administrations sucking up all the money, and unions taking their huge tithe to be spent on Democratic candidates - money that should go for the children. The good is always chastised by that which is not, and that is the genesis of the anti-Bush, anti-this, anti-that, and not any "for" this good thing or that good thing.

By gvibe (adsl-67-116-216-150.dsl.sndg02.pacbell.net - on Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 10:55 am: Edit Post

Ah, yes, nice job turning this around on the interlocutor, not the argument. I love how "conservatives" (a name originated from fiscal prudence, though this administration has spent more than any other) cannot see beyond two categories, us or liberals. I told you nothing about my voting patterns or political affiliations. You have no idea how I vote, or that I vote Republican, and I will never vote for this yahoo.

Do you talk to teachers? Do you know they have to now get more education with no funding (out of their pocket) in order to remain in the classroom? Or that scores have been raised to an unattainable level without funding? How about the Oregon school who had to hold a blood drive to save a math teacher (they didn't raise enough)?

Forestry mgmt, take a look at what they're actually cutting down...

How about Medicare? A nice part of HIV funding is blocked by pharmaceutical companies who don't want to see Bush pay for generics. Perhaps this administration looks at AIDs as a method of population control with their lackadaisical attitude.

The best defense is a good offense, shock and awe, preemptive strategic invasion. I've heard it all before, when was it? Oh, yes, I believe WWII, Nazi Germany.

The cleaners called, your brain is ready.

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