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The First Six Months (W)

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by KASTsystem, Apr 30, 2002.

  1. KASTsystem

    KASTsystem Member

    Joined: Jul 3, 2001 Messages: 832 Likes Received: 0
    Whatever your beliefs, know what your president is
    doing. Here is a list of his work during the first
    six months of his presidency:

    -- Significantly eased field-testing controls of
    genetically engineered crops.

    -- Cut federal spending on libraries by $39 million.

    -- Cut $35 million in funding for doctors to get
    advanced pediatric training.

    -- Cut by 50% funding for research into renewable
    energy sources.

    -- Revoked rules that reduced the acceptable levels of
    arsenic in drinking water.

    -- Blocked rules that would require federal agencies
    to offer bilingual assistance to non-English speaking
    persons. This, from a candidate who would readily
    fire-up his Spanish-speaking skills in front of
    would-be Hispanic voters.

    -- Proposed to eliminate new marine protections for
    the Channel Islands and the coral reefs of northwest
    Hawaii. San Francisco Chronicle, April 6, 2001.

    -- Cut funding by 28% for research into cleaner, more
    efficient cars and trucks.

    -- Suspended rules that would have strengthened the
    government's ability to deny contracts to companies
    that violated workplace safety, environmental and
    other federal laws.

    -- OK'd Interior Department appointee Gale Norton to
    send out letters to state officials soliciting
    suggestions for opening up national monuments for oil
    and gas drilling, coal mining, and foresting.

    -- Appointed John Negroponte - an un-indicted high
    level Iran Contra figure-to the post of United Nations

    -- Abandoned a campaign pledge to invest $100 million
    for rain forest conservation.

    -- Reduced by 86% the Community Access Program for
    public hospitals, clinics and providers of care for
    people without insurance.

    -- Rescinded a proposal to increase public access to
    information about the potential consequences resulting
    from chemical plant accidents.

    -- Suspended rules that would require hardrock miners
    to clean up sites on Western public lands.

    -- Cut $60 million from a Boy's and Girl's Clubs of
    America program for public housing.

    -- Proposed to eliminate a federal program designed to
    help communities(and successfully used in Seattle)
    prepare for natural disasters.

    -- Pulled out of the 1997 Kyoto Treaty global warming

    -- Cut $200 million of work force training for
    dislocated workers.

    -- Eliminated funding for the Wetlands Reserve
    Program, which encourages farmers to maintain wetlands
    habitat on their property.

    -- Cut program to provide childcare to low-income
    families as they move from welfare to work.

    -- Cut a program that provided prescription
    contraceptive coverage to federal employees (though it
    still pays for Viagra).

    -- Cut $700 million in capital funds for repairs in
    public housing.

    -- Appointed Otto Reich - an un-indicted high level
    Iran Contra figure-to Assistant Secretary of State for
    Inter-American Affairs.

    -- Cut Environmental Protection Agency budget by $500

    -- Proposed to curtail the ability of groups to sue in
    order to get an animal placed on the Endangered
    Species List.

    -- Rescinded rule that mandated increased
    energy-saving efficiency regulations for central air
    conditioners and heat pumps.

    -- Repealed workplace ergonomic rules designed to
    improve worker health and safety.

    -- Abandoned campaign pledge to regulate carbon
    dioxide (CO2), the waste gas that contributes to
    global warming.

    -- Banned federal aid to international family planning
    programs that offer abortion counseling with other
    independent funds.

    -- Closed White House Office for Women's Health
    Initiatives and Outreach.

    -- Nominated David Lauriski - ex-mining company
    executive-to post of Assistant Secretary of Labor for
    Mine Safety and Health.

    -- O.K.'d Interior Secretary Gale Norton to go forth
    with a controversial plan to auction oil and gas
    development tracts off the coast eastern of Florida.

    -- Announced intention to open up Montana's Lewis and
    Clark National Forest to oil and drilling.

    -- Proposes to re-draw boundaries of nation's
    monuments, which would technically allow oil and gas
    drilling "outside" of national monuments.

    -- Gutted White House AIDS Office.

    -- Renegotiating free trade agreement with Jordan to
    eliminate safeguards for the environment and workers'

    -- Will no longer seek guidance from The American Bar
    Association in recommendations for the federal
    judiciary appointments.

    -- Appointed recycling foe Lynn Scarlett as
    Undersecretary of the Interior.

    -- Took steps to abolish the White House Council on
    Environmental Quality.

    -- Cut the Community Oriented Policing Services

    -- Allowed Interior Secretary Gale Norton to shelve
    citizen-led grizzly bear re-introduction plan
    scheduled for Idaho and Montana wilderness.

    -- Makes sure convicted misdemeanor drug users cannot
    get financial aid for college, though convicted
    murderers can.

    -- Refused to fund continued cleanup of uranium-slag
    heap in Utah.

    -- Refused to fund continued litigation of the
    government's tobacco company lawsuit.

    -- Proposed a $2 trillion tax cut, of which 43% will
    go to the wealthiest 1% of Americans.

    -- Signed a bill making it harder for poor and
    middle-class Americans to file for bankruptcy, even in
    the case of daunting medical bills.

    -- Appointed a Vice President quoted as saying "If you
    want to do something about carbon dioxide emissions,
    then you ought to build nuclear power plants." Vice
    President Dick Cheney on "Meet the Press."

    -- Appointed Diana "There is no gender gap in pay"
    Roth to the Council of Economic Advisers. Boston
    Globe, March 28, 2001.

    -- Appointed Kay Cole James - an opponent of
    affirmative action-to direct the Office of Personnel

    -- Cut $15.7 million earmarked for states to
    investigate cases of child abuse and neglect.

    -- Helped kill a law designed to make it tougher for
    teenagers to get credit cards.

    -- Proposed elimination of the "Reading is
    Fundamental" program that gives free books to poor

    -- Is pushing for development of small nuclear weapons
    to attack deeply buried targets-weapons, which would
    violate the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.

    -- Proposes to nominate Jeffrey Sutton-attorney
    responsible for the recent case weakening the
    Americans with Disabilities Act-to federal appeals
    court judgeship.

    -- Proposes to reverse regulation protecting 60
    million acres of national forest from logging and road

    -- Eliminated funding for the "We the People"
    education program which taught schoolchildren about
    the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and citizenship.

    -- Appointed John Bolton - who opposes
    nonproliferation treaties and the UN - to
    Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and
    International Security.

    -- Nominated Linda Fisher - an executive with
    Monsanto-for the number two job at the Environmental
    Protection Agency.

    -- Nominated Michael McConnell-leading critic of the
    separation of church and state-to a federal judgeship.

    -- Nominated Terrence Boyle - ardent opponent of civil
    rights - to a federal judgeship.

    -- Canceled 2004 deadline for automakers to develop
    prototype high mileage cars.

    -- Nominated Harvey Pitts - lawyer for teen sex video
    distributor-to head SEC.

    -- Nominated John Walters - strong opponent of prison
    drug treatment programs-for Drug Czar. Washington
    Post, May 16, 2001.

    -- Nominated J. Steven Giles - an oil and coal
    lobbyist - for Deputy Secretary of the Interior.

    -- Nominated Bennett Raley - who advocates repealing
    the Endangered Species Act - for Assistant Secretary
    for Water and Science.

    -- Is seeking the dismissal of class-action lawsuit
    filed in the US against Japan by Asian women forced to
    work as sex slaves during WWII.

    -- Earmarked $4 million in new federal grant money for
    HIV and drug abuse prevention programs to go only to
    religious groups and not secular equivalents.

    -- Reduced by 40% the Low Income Home Assistance
    Program for low-income individuals who need assistance
    paying energy bills.

    -- Nominated Ted Olson, who has repeatedly lied about
    his involvement with the Scaiffe-funded "Arkansas
    Project" to bring down Bill Clinton, for Solicitor

    -- Nominated Terrance Boyle, foe of civil rights, to a
    federal judgeship.

    -- Proposes to ease permit process, including
    environmental considerations, for refinery, nuclear
    and hydroelectric dam construction. Washington Post,
    May 18, 2001.

    -- Proposes to give government the authority to take
    private property through eminent domain for power

    -- Proposes that $1.2 billion in funding for
    alternative renewable energy come from selling oil and
    gas lease tracts in the Alaska National Wildlife

    -- Plans on serving genetically engineered foods at
    all official government functions.

    -- Forced out Forest Service chief Mike Dombeck and
    appointed a timber industry lobbyist.

    ++++originally published in "Another world is possible
    : conversations in a time of terror" published by
    Subway & Elevated Press.
  2. Rodney Trotter

    Rodney Trotter Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 23, 2001 Messages: 1,683 Likes Received: 1
  3. A Fire Inside

    A Fire Inside Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 5, 2001 Messages: 1,836 Likes Received: 0
    Way to go Georgey! Keep up the great work.
  4. juggernaut

    juggernaut Member

    Joined: Nov 12, 2001 Messages: 414 Likes Received: 0
    i like this one. serve it daily at the white house, too. let his family be the long-term effect subjects. serve down home heapin' helpin's and watch those folks grow new limbs.
  5. KASTsystem

    KASTsystem Member

    Joined: Jul 3, 2001 Messages: 832 Likes Received: 0
    This one is pretty fucking smart as well.
  6. 23578

    23578 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 2, 2000 Messages: 2,521 Likes Received: 0
    oh, my god.

    and it just keeps getting worse.

    he has some fast track trade policies that he wants to push through, and congress is about to give it to him. the result, americans without jobs. but he said he's gonna trade them a little money for some cut-rate health insurance in return. fucking bullshit right there.

    add to that the continued push for blowing the tops off mountains for coal mining in appalacia, he's crazy about this. they've been doing it for years, it kills off all the streams and wildlife which depend on 'em for years (for good?) in the whole watershed.
  7. 23578

    23578 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 2, 2000 Messages: 2,521 Likes Received: 0
    i actually meant the ability to make trade decisions which would get fast tracked through congress.
  8. Mr. Mang

    Mr. Mang Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 27, 2002 Messages: 2,901 Likes Received: 1
    thanks kast. i luv republicans...............
  9. Big Bruno

    Big Bruno Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2001 Messages: 2,472 Likes Received: 70
  10. footsoldier

    footsoldier Senior Member

    Joined: May 23, 2000 Messages: 1,885 Likes Received: 2
    i hear he shakes hands like a pussy too.
  11. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 1, 2002 Messages: 4,928 Likes Received: 3
    i wouldnt doubt it...
  12. aymet one

    aymet one Member

    Joined: Oct 15, 2000 Messages: 420 Likes Received: 0
  13. SenorSeven

    SenorSeven Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 11, 2001 Messages: 2,727 Likes Received: 0
    weve been eating Genetically engineered food for a while...
    and i dont see a big deal about it- do some research.
  14. Keep in mind that the list focuses on negative things, and doesn't mention any positive things he might have done. Maybe there aren't any, I still think he's a moron, but don't read that list like it's the ONLY stuff he's done. It's a list purposedly made to influence your opinion of him. Beer,

    El Mamerro