BULLY BOY PRESS & CEDRIC'S BIX MIX -- SEATTLE.
A 43-YEAR-OLD WOMAN IS OUT OF A JOB BECAUSE OF THE BULLY BOY ACCORDING TO A U.S. SENATOR.
SHE WASN'T "DOWNSIZED" AND SHE WASN'T "OUTSOURCED."
SHE WAS JUST STRIPPED OF HER RIGHTS TO WORK.
THE WOMAN HAD BEEN EMPLOYED BY THE ISSAQUAH MIDDLE SCHOOL AS A BUS DRIVER FOR 7 YEARS.
THINKING THAT THE STATE OF WASHINGTON WAS IN THE UNITED STATES AND THAT IN THE UNTIED STATES THERE WAS FREEDOM OF SPEECH, THE WOMAN FLIPPED THE BIRD TO THE BULLY BOY.
WHAT NO 1 COULD HAVE ANTICIPATED WAS WHAT A WHINEY LITTLE PUNK BULLY BOY IS OR HOW CLOSE HE WAS WITH A TATTLE TALE.
PERMANENT CHILD (DESPITE DYING HIS EYE BROWS), DAVE REICHERT TATTLED ON HIS 6 BROTHERS AND SISTERS ALL THE WAY THROUGH CHILDHOOD. HE WAS THE BULLY SHERRIF AT THE WTO DEMONSTRATIONS IN 1999.
HE HAS NOW DECIDED HE ENJOYS TATTLING MORE THAN BULLYING.
RIDING IN THE MOTORCADE WITH BULLY BOY, BRUSHING LEGS AND WONDERING IF THERE WAS A SPARK BETWEEN HIM AND HIS MAN CRUSH, REICHERT LOOKED OVER TO FIND A SADDENED BULLY BOY.
SENATOR REICHERT ASKED, "WHAT'S THE MATTER BULLY BOY BABY, I WILL MAKE IT ALL RIGHT."
BULLY BOY REPLIED THAT A MEAN BUS DRIVER HAD JUST FLIPPED HIM THE BIRD.
HIM! FLIPPED HIM THE BIRD!
"I AM NOT DICK CHENEY, THIS IS NOT 2002 AND THAT WAS NOT ELAINE AND C.I.!" WHINED THE BULLY BOY.
REICHERT CLUTCHED THE BULLY BOY TO HIS CHEST, SMOOTHER HIS HAIR AND SAID, "THERE THERE, BULLY BOY BABY, I WILL MAKE IT ALL BETTER."
"PROMISE?" ASKED BULLY BOY IN A WEAK VOICE.
DAVE REICHERT SAYS HE MADE GOOD ON IT. HE BRAGGED TO KING COUNTRY JOURNAL ABOUT CALLING UP "THE SCHOOL DISTRICT".
WHETHER REICHERT IS TELLING THE TRUTH OR NOT, NO ONE KNOWS. TATTLE TALES CAN ALSO BE LIAR-LIARS. FOR INSTANCE, THE INCIDENT HAPPENED IN JUNE. REICHERT NOW SAYS HE TATTLED IN SEPTEMBER.
THE QUESTION FOR WASHINGTON VOTERS THIS COMING TUESDAY MAY BE: "DOES THE SENATE NEED MORE LIARS?"
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
On Saturday, US war resister Kyle Snyder returned to the US from Canada where he'd self-checked out to in April 2005. Tuesday, he turned himself in at Fort Knox only to learn that the arrangement between the US military and his attorney, James Fennerty, was being tossed aside. At which point, Kyle Snyder self-checked out again.
Today, he spoke with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez for Democracy Now! detailing his experiences in Iraq and Canada. Synder detailed the promises of recruiters and how they mirrored the empty promises of the agreement the military offered Synder's attorney: "They can verbally promise anything, but once you are in their custody they can do anything they want with you." Between the broken promises of recruitment and return came the assignment to tasks he wasn't trained for. This is the point of the stand Melanie McPherson has taken. McPherson was trained to be a journalist for the military (at Fort Meade, MD) in April 2000 and then, just as her contract was winding down, she gets orders to report to Fort Bliss to ship out to Iraq. She reports on July 23 of this year and discovers she'll be serving in Iraq as a military police officer, something she has not been trained. McPherson tells her own story here (scroll down).
Jim Fennerty was also a guest and he explained that the military wants to send him (Snyder) to Fort Knox (KY) and that he can't get a call returned from Fort Leonard Wood (MO). Fennerty also addressed the issue of another of his clients, Ivan Brobeck. Brobeck is from Virgninia and went o Canada after serving seven months in Iraq. Like Synder, Brobeck arrived in Canada in April 2005. Unlike Snyder, Brobeck is in the Marines. Fennerty spoke of the different processes in the different branches of the US military and that "Ivan will be taken into custody" and "he'll be placed in the brig" at which point he would most likely face a court-martial.
Snyder stated to the following when asked by Goodman what he would say to other soldiers: "To the soldiers that are in Iraq, for the third or fourth time. A lot of them are scared to make decisions about moral and consientious choices, they're told by their commanders that they can't make these decisions Just follow your heart if you feel that you need to be in Iraq and that you're doing the right thing, that's fine and I understand that. But if you feel like you're doing the wrong thing, please speak out. The G.I. resistance is very important in changing the policits of this country right now and I feel that as G.I.s start coming out that's what's going to stop this war. And that's the only thing that's going to stop this war. As far as the soldiers that are in Canada right now, I love every single one of you, just know that whatever happens here, just keep that in mind, and I'll be keeping in contact with them."
On those still in Canada, Brett Barrouqere (AP) spoke with US war resisters Corey Glass and Patrick Hart who are currently in Canada. Glass is now reconsidering his own decision to return from Canada and both Glass and Hart consider the war to be based on lies. Glass states, "After what they did to him [Kyle Snyder], I don't see anybody going back." Hart says, "I could see going back under some kind of amnesty program or something like that. But I don't trust them."
More information on war resistance within the military can be found at Center on Conscience & War, The Objector, The G.I. Rights Hotline, and the War Resisters Support Campaign. In addition Courage to Resist offers information on all public war resisters. On the latter, Courage to Resist is asking supporters to call 502-624-2707 to speak to Major General Robert M. Williams and tell him "Discharge Kyle Snyder!"
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