Open Letters to George W Bush

Dear George, It takes a delicate touch to keep God from becoming problematic. The truth is that God is an amalgam of Eros and Thantos, which melt together to give life its creative force. But God can only be brought into politics only ...

Author: Case Wagenvoord

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595361978

Category: History

Page: 200

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Author Case Wagenvoord's alter ego Belacqua Jones-a Karl Rove on meth-peppers the president with daily suggestions for policy initiatives designed to carry America to new heights of greatness. Looking at a world through a mind distorted by too many controlled substances, Jones shines his twisted light on the dark corners of America. With its original political satire, Open Letters to George W. Bush gives the reader a distorted view of political reality as Jones urges the president to: Save Social Security by making smoking mandatory for America's schoolchildren Remember that the bedrock of empire is constipation Petition the Vatican to canonize Judas Iscariot Perfect the protocol of mendacity Recreate the English language Allow death to find its natural ebb and flow without medical intervention From Christianity to colons and everything in between, Jones provides a dark yet humorous series of letters that will entertain those both for and against W.

Dear President Bush

ELEVEN Open Letter to President George W. Bush GEORGE , My family is spending our second Thanksgiving without Casey thanks to you and your lies . I am spending the day crying on a plane on my way to Crawford , coming again to ask you ...

Author: Cindy Sheehan

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 9780872864542

Category: History

Page: 133

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Sheehan discusses Martin Luther King, Jr., civil disobedience, US foreign policy, New Orleans, military recruitment, her son Casey’s death on his 5th day in Iraq, soliders who resist, and her personal transformation into America’s most outspoken...

Faith and the Presidency From George Washington to George W Bush

Churchman 149 (Oct 15, 1935), 32; and ''The President Consults the Ministry,'' UP, Oct. 3, 1935, 7. Others labeled Roosevelt's letter ''political plagiarism'' because it was very similar to a letter Governor Philip LaFollette sent to ...

Author: Gary Scott Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198041153

Category: Religion

Page: 680

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In the wake of the 2004 election, pundits were shocked at exit polling that showed that 22% of voters thought 'moral values' was the most important issue at stake. People on both sides of the political divide believed this was the key to victory for George W. Bush, who professes a deep and abiding faith in God. While some fervent Bush supporters see him as a man chosen by God for the White House, opponents see his overt commitment to Christianity as a dangerous and unprecedented bridging of the gap between church and state. In fact, Gary Scott Smith shows, none of this is new. Religion has been a major part of the presidency since George Washington's first inaugural address. Despite the mounting interest in the role of religion in American public life, we actually know remarkably little about the faith of our presidents. Was Thomas Jefferson an atheist, as his political opponents charged? What role did Lincoln's religious views play in his handling of slavery and the Civil War? How did born-again Southern Baptist Jimmy Carter lose the support of many evangelicals? Was George W. Bush, as his critics often claimed, a captive of the religious right? In this fascinating book, Smith answers these questions and many more. He takes a sweeping look at the role religion has played in presidential politics and policies. Drawing on extensive archival research, Smith paints compelling portraits of the religious lives and presidencies of eleven chief executives for whom religion was particularly important. Faith and the Presidency meticulously examines what each of its subjects believed and how those beliefs shaped their presidencies and, in turn, the course of our history.

An Open Letter to George W Bush

In recent years Nichols has felt a growing sadness and regret that some of the things her own generation was able, at times, to take for granted, many children today (including her own grandchildren) have not yet been able to experience.

Author: Helen Nichols

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781419638619

Category: Fiction

Page: 82

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In recent years Nichols has felt a growing sadness and regret that some of the things her own generation was able, at times, to take for granted, many children today (including her own grandchildren) have not yet been able to experience. These include a nation at peace, an America esteemed by other countries and with strong ties to our allies, and an administration in Washington DC committed to our nation's ideal of the “common good”—with the goal of creating a better life for everyone.Like many of her friends, for several years she was too afraid to speak out. She did not want to be thought of as unpatriotic or traitorous. She came to realize, however, that remaining silent out of fear meant she was accepting the current administration's message that docility and patriotism are—if not synonymous—somehow linked.That was not the example she wanted to pass down to her grandchildren. Despite her friend Mary's warning that she would be put on some kind of “special Bush administration list,” she began her letter—with a great deal of humility. (She is a retired teacher, not a politician). She emphasizes in her letter, however, that “We the People” have both a responsibility and a right to speak out and be heard by our government leaders.

Carbon Politics and the Failure of the Kyoto Protocol

... President George W, Bush, Interview of the President by ITV, United Kingdom, June 29, 2005; http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/ 2005/06/20050629-12.html White House, President George W. Bush, Open Letter on the ...

Author: Gerald Kutney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131791466X

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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Carbon Politics and the Failure of Kyoto charts the framework and political evolution of the Kyoto Protocol negotiations and examines the ensuing failure of the international community to adequately address climate change. The focus is not on the science or consequences of climate change but on the political gamesmanship of the major players throughout the UNFCCC negotiation process. More than an updated history of the subject matter, this book provides a detailed study of the carbon targets which became the biggest influencing factor on the reaction of nations to Kyoto’s binding agreements. The book provides an in-depth analysis of the leading nations’ motives, including the US, China and Germany, in entering the negotiations, in particular, their economic interests. Despite the effort to combat climate change in politics that the negotiations represent, the book concludes that an agreement which requires almost 200 very different nations to agree on a single protocol is doomed to failure. The book offers a novel contribution to our understanding of this failure and suggests alternative frameworks and policies to tackle what is arguably the most complex political issue of our time.

The Practices of Global Citizenship

President George W. Bush announced in 2001 that the United States would withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol , stating : " We ... In a June 2004 open letter to George W. Bush from several members of the U.S. Congress ( both Democrats and ...

Author: Hans Schattle

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742538993

Category: Political Science

Page: 227

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What is global citizenship, exactly? Are we all global citizens? In The Practices of Global Citizenship, Hans Schattle provides a striking account of how global citizenship is taking on much greater significance in everyday life. This lively book includes many fascinating conversations with global citizens all around the world. Their personal stories and reflections illustrate how global citizenship relates to important concepts such as awareness, responsibility, participation, cross-cultural empathy, international mobility, and achievement. Now more than ever, global citizenship is being put into practice by schools, universities, corporations, community organizations, and government institutions. This book is a must-read for everyone who participates in global events-all of us.

The Ubiquitous Presidency

2 1.5 1 0.5 0 -0.5 -1 -1.5 -2 Reagan GHW Bush Clinton GW Bush Obama Trump NY Rev. of Books New Yorker o Hollywood ... the stories revealed that Bush's outlier status was due in part to an open letter from the magazine to the president ...

Author: Joshua M. Scacco

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0197520634

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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"American democracy is in a period of striking tumult. The clash of a rapidly changing socio-technological environment and the traditional presidency has led to an upheaval in the scope and standards of executive leadership. Research on the presidency, although abundant, has been slow to adjust to changing realities associated with digital technologies, diverse audiences, and new political practices. Meanwhile, journalists and the public continue to encounter and shape emerging presidential efforts in deeply consequential ways. This book offers a comprehensive framework for understanding contemporary presidential communication: the ubiquitous presidency. Presidents harness new opportunities in the media environment to create a nearly constant and highly visible presence in political and nonpolitical arenas. They do this by trying to achieve longstanding presidential goals, namely visibility, adaptation, and control. However, in an environment where accessibility, personalization, and pluralism are omnipresent considerations, the strategies presidents use to achieve their goals are very different from what we once knew. Using this novel framework, the book undertakes one of the most expansive analyses of presidential communication to date. A wide variety of approaches-ranging from surveys and survey-experiments, to large-scale automated content and network analyses, to qualitative textual analysis-uncover new aspects of the intricate relationship between the president, news media, and the public. Focusing on the presidency since Ronald Reagan, and devoting particular attention to the cases of Barack Obama and Donald Trump, the book uncovers remarkable shifts in communication that test the institution of the presidency and, consequently, democratic governance itself"--

Arab Elites

Shaikh Safar al - Hawali published an open letter to President George W. Bush in October 2001 comparing the United ... backgrounds and sometimes opposing political attitudes replied through the Internet to open letters published by ...

Author: Volker Perthes

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781588262660

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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The recent deaths of four long-term heads of state in the Arab world heralded important changes, as political power passed from one generation to the next. Shedding light on these changes, Arab Elites explores the attitudes and political agendas of the new leadership emerging throughout the region. A strong analytical framework informs the authors discussion of elites in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Palestinian National Authority, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Tunisia. The result is a portrait of the current state, and likely future, of politics in the Arab Middle East.

A Furious Sky The Five Hundred Year History of America s Hurricanes

272 “Open Letter to President”: “Open Letter to President George W. Bush,” Times-Picayune, September 4, 2005. 272 At a congressional hearing in December 2005: Romain Huret, “Explaining the Unexplainable: Hurricane Katrina, FEMA, ...

Author: Eric Jay Dolin

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 1631495283

Category: History

Page: 432

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Washington Post • 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 2020 Finalist • Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction Kirkus Reviews • Best Nonfiction Books of 2020 Library Journal • Best Science & Technology Books of 2020 Booklist • 10 Top Sci-Tech Books of 2020 New York Times Book Review • Editor's Choice With A Furious Sky, best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin tells the history of America itself through its five-hundred-year battle with the fury of hurricanes. In this “compelling” chronicle (New York Times Book Review), Eric Jay Dolin tells the history of America through its battles with hurricanes.Weaving together tales of tragedy and folly, of heroism and scientific progress, best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin shows how hurricanes have time and again determined the course of American history, from the nameless storms that threatened the New World voyages to our own era of global warming and megastorms. Along the way, Dolin introduces a rich cast of unlikely heroes, and forces us to reckon with the reality that future storms will likely be worse, unless we reimagine our relationship with the planet.

Latino Pentecostals in America

They also wrote open letters to President George W. Bush, the Republican Party, and Christi- anity Today criticizing Republican and Euro-American Evangelical leaders for allowing nativist and racialized sentiments to emerge within their ...

Author: Gastón Espinosa

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674728874

Category: History

Page: 505

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Today 12.5 million U.S. Latinos self-identify as Protestant, and Assemblies of God is the destination for one out of four converts. Gastón Espinosa reveals the church's struggle for indigenous leadership, racial equality, women in the ministry, and immigration reform and shows why "Silent Pentacostals" are an activist voice in Evangelical politics.