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Bush pinocchioAt this point, there should be no doubt in the mind of any intelligent person that George W. Bush has repeatedly lied and altered the truth to fit his own agenda. His “war on terror”, based on lies and prevarications, has resulted in the deaths of untold numbers of people – both Americans and Iraqis – and the deaths are unlikely to end in the foreseeable future as he continues and expands his warmongering.

However, just exactly how dishonest is this guy? Are his lies restricted to his “war on terror”, or do his lies go much, much further?

Finally, we have the answer. It appears that he regularly lies and twists the truth with the specific intent of misleading Congress and the American public on other important issues as well. As if that’s not bad enough, he also edits official reports to leave out information he doesn’t want us to know. Worst of all, he seems to be doing this in order to further his own financial interests, and that of his friends in the oil industry.

Here is the House Oversight Committee’s Executive Summary of their investigation into allegations that the Bush administration has improperly manipulated the findings of scientists with regard to global warming.

For the past 16 months, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has been investigating allegations of political interference with government climate change science under the Bush Administration. During the course of this investigation, the Committee obtained over 27,000 pages of documents from the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the Commerce Department, held two investigative hearings, and deposed or interviewed key officials. Much of the information made available to the Committee has never been publicly disclosed.

This report presents the findings of the Committee’s investigation. The evidence before the Committee leads to one inescapable conclusion: the Bush Administration has engaged in a systematic effort to manipulate climate change science and mislead policymakers and the public about the dangers of global warming.

In 1998, the American Petroleum Institute developed an internal “Communications Action Plan” that stated: “Victory will be achieved when … average citizens understand’ uncertainties in climate science … [and] recognition of uncertainties becomes part of the ‘conventional wisdom.’” The Bush Administration has acted as if the oil industry’s communications plan were its mission statement. White House officials and political appointees in the agencies censored congressional testimony on the causes and impacts of global warming, controlled media access to government climate scientists, and edited federal scientific reports to inject unwarranted uncertainty into discussions of climate change and to minimize the threat to the environment and the economy.

Here is a listing of their findings:

The White House Censored Climate Scientists

The White House Controlled which Climate Scientists Could Speak with the Media

The White House Extensively Edited Congressional Testimony Regarding Climate Science

The Administration’s Censorship of Climate Scientists was Widespread

The White House Extensively Edited Climate Change Reports

The White House Edited the Strategic Plan of the Climate Change Science Program

The White House Edited EPA’s Report on the Environment

The White House Edited Our Changing Planet

The White House Eliminated the Climate Change Section of EPA’s Air Trends Report

The White House was Involved in Editing EPA’s Legal Opinions

The White House Edited the EPA Administrator’s Op-ed n Climate Change

And here is their conclusion:

The Committee’s 16-month investigation reveals a systematic White House effort to censor climate scientists by controlling their access to the press and editing testimony to Congress. The White House was particularly active in stifling discussions of the link between increased hurricane intensity and global warming. The White House also sought to minimize the significance and certainty of climate change by extensively editing government climate change reports. Other actions taken by the White House involved editing EPA legal opinions and op-eds on climate change.

I very strongly suggest you read the actual documents, linked under sources below, because it gives an interesting insight into just how dishonest George W. Bush really is, and how far he will go to hide the truth from Congress and the American people when it fits his various agendas to do so.

What I don’t understand, and will never understand, is why Congress hasn’t impeached this pathological liar.

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Sources:

House Oversight Committee Synopsis of Findings

House Oversight Committee Report: Political Interference with Climate Change Science Under the Bush Administration

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Originally written and posted by ElfNinosMom on Adventures in Frickintardistan

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Some grassroots supporters are creating a “Hotties for Ron Paul” calendar. The website is still being worked on, but sources say it should be up within a couple days.

My friend Michelle was selected to be on the calendar. Here’s one of the for-fun pictures that was taken during the photo shoot:

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Michelle writes about it
here

I received an interesting Facebook message a couple weeks ago. Juliet Annerino contacted me and asked for my participation in a Ron Paul for President calendar effort. I wrote back to her that I was too old to participate in something like that. There are many very beautiful, very young women supporting Ron Paul for the Republican Party nomination and I thought she could do much better than a libertarian grandma from Texas. But, Juliet had seen my Tucker appearance, read my blog and thought that I might have something to offer. Since I’ve maxed out on campaign donations, I agreed.

And, let me tell you that models have a harder job than we all think.

I met with a photographer last week and took several shots. (Thank FSM for digital cameras- we would have wasted a lot of film trying to get a decent shot of me without one.) The pics we kept are totally cute and with the exception of a couple of bumper sticker photos taken as a gag, totally G rated. All in all, it was a good time and I can’t wait to see the finished product. I just hope they don’t arrange my picture too closely to Liv’s (Ron Paul Girl); no woman could feel pretty next to her perfect body.

You can email Juliet at Hotties4RonPaul@hotmail.com.

UPDATE: The website is up @ www.hotties4RonPaul.com and it is officially a go!

The much anticipated, “Hotties 4 Ron Paul” calendars are now available for pre-sale at a special pre-order discounted rate, but only until our official release date of December 16th, 2007, at the Los Angeles Tea Party ’07 Celebration!
Please read carefully for ordering instructions below:
For immediate Pre-order, calendars are $8 each (to cover cost alone) sent to my paypal account + an e-mailed receipt from headquarters (www.RonPaul2008.com) showing a donation from you made to the Ron Paul Campaign (www.RonPaul2008.com) of $10 per each calendar, using the code word “Juliet” in the specially-allotted code section after the forward slash (/). This e-mail receipt must be forwarded to: Hotties4RonPaul@Hotmail.com. Thank you!

Please note: Your order cannot be processed until we have received a forwarded e-mail of your donation to the campaign.
This then comes to a total price for pre-ordered calendars of $18 (plus $6.00 each, for shipping and handling on domestic orders).

Note: Overseas orders can be shipped for an additional shipping charge of $8.
As soon as I receive this and have the calendars printed (December 16th!) I will send them out! The cost price of the calendars will go up to $15 for orders received after midnight on December 15th (plus shipping $6.00 and of course the $10 minimum contribution to the Ron Paul Campaign), so order early as we are expected to sell out quickly!

UPDATE 2 Not sure, was this from the same photo shoot?

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