"If Barack doesn't win Iowa, it's just a dream." --
Michelle Obama, in Iowa. Some journalists have interpreted this statement
as an announcement
that the campaign would end if Obama doesn't win in Iowa,Link
I like Michelle, but this mistake, her first, is a big one.
If there's a hint of concession, it should come from him, not
Excerpt: On Sept. 23, Zbigniew Brzezinski warned pointedly:
"If we escalate tensions, if we succumb to hysteria,
if we start making threats, we are likely to stampede ourselves
into a war with Iran, which most reasonable people
agree would be a disaster for us...I think Bush & Cheney are
trying to hype the atmosphere, and that is reminiscent
of what preceded the war in Iraq."
So why the pressure for a wider war in which any
victory will be Pyrrhic - for Israel and for the U.S.?
The short answer is arrogant stupidity; the longer
answer - oil.
Would evil old oil men send young men to their deaths for money and
I have read you since very early on you deserve
a lot of credit for fighting back long before many other people.
I also read Kos every day too but for different
reasons. I understand how you feel & I understand where a lot
of Kossacks are coming from. A lot of those
folks over there think that we are going to win next year even if
we nominate an eggplant. If that is true
why not get the guy with the best ideas and most liberal positions?
I'd want that. But I am not so sure that
1) we win not matter who or 2) if the winner could force the
Lieberman caucus to pass his programs.
I was not a Kerry fan but I worked hard for his
campaign and I'll do the same for Hillary. Most of the Kossacks
will too. She may not give me everything
I want in a candidate but I think she can win and is tough enough to
twist the arms desperately in need of it.
What I think we are seeing is typical Democratic
We are going to fight like hell with each other
until we have to fight the Republicans.
I just wish the Kossacks wouldn't take it personally
and wouldn't do the Republicans dirty work by spreading their BS.
"Ahmadinejad seemed so familiar. His grasp
of history seems so tentative. He gets booed at an Ivy League school. He smirks a lot.
He wants to visit Ground Zero, perhaps to get his hands on some of that 9/11 political equity.
He ties up traffic in New York. He is blind to the whole gay thing. I know this guy. Where do
I know this guy from?" --
Alec Baldwin, trying to find a difference between Ahmahandjob and Der Fuhrer,
Excerpt: Blackwater "security firm" has come under criticism
in the US for its role in a 2004 ambush in Fallujah
that left four of its staff killed and the region
in deadly chaos.
A House of Representatives report outlined the
"unprepared and disorderly" build-up to the incident
on 31 March, 2004, resulting in the employees
- who were escorting a convoy - being executed and
having their charred bodies hung from a bridge.
The disturbing attack was seen as a turning point
for US public opinion after images of the charred bodies
were shown around the world by the media. A few
days later, the US military launched a major offensive
in Fallujah, leading to one of the bloodiest
periods since the 2003 invasion.
So, Bush's private army had their own 'Reichstagg
It sure painted the Iraqis as blood-thirsty ragheads
that needed killing, right?
To prove it, the recently-caught Republican shoe-tapper
voted against the Matthew Shepard Act,
a Democratic led 'hate crimes' bill that aims
to "let federal law enforcement help states prosecute attacks
on gays, attaching the provision to a Iraq war
spending bill and daring Bush to veto the whole package."
The Democratic-controlled House passed the same
hate crimes legislation as a stand-alone bill earlier this year
despite Bush's veto threat. That makes a repeat
of 2004, when the Senate passed a similar amendment to the
same bill only to see it stripped out during
negotiations with the Republican-led House, less likely this time around.
Bush, who hates gays despite having boy-toys
with secret Secret Service passes, could then be faced with
vetoing the defense bill containing the same
You didn't print the worst of it. The El
Pais article also said that Saddam Hussein offered to step down
and leave Iraq, no bubbles, no troubles, if they
gave him a billion bucks. i guess if that happened the
crazy bastard (He
means Bush this time) wouldn't have been able
to pump large amounts of cash into
Haliburton et al and be able to poor mouth
kids without insurance.
Close to a sixth of Iraq's pre-war population
displaced or dead; God only knows how many have been maimed.
The majority of the population living in terror
from terrorists, Iraqi police, Blackwater and our military.
Soldiers without arms and legs, more than 3800
soldiers dead. And, of course, no war crimes trial.
PELLEY: I asked President Bush what he would
say to you if he were sitting in this chair. And he told me, quote, speaking to you, that
you've made terrible choices for your people. You've isolated your nation. You've taken
a nation of proud and honorable people and made your country the pariah of the world. These
are President Bush's words to you. What's your reply to the president?
AHMADINEJAD: Well, President Bush is free to
think as he pleases and to say what he pleases. But that would not change the truth. So that
Bush knows the Iranian people are dearly loved today. We can very well put this to the test to find
out who has become isolated. Again, maybe one of my friends could go to another country and a
friend of President Bush could go to the same country to find out which one of us is isolated. You're
free to choose any country you like.
Why is that sad? Because Ahmahandjob is probably right.
If you threw darts at a globe, I'd bet in 90 percent of the countries
hit those citizens would say
Bush and America are greater threats to the world than Ahmahandjob
Think: How many tens of thousands of innocent people has Ahmahandjob
EL should get his or her fact right before jumping
to the defense of a (guy)
like Al Sharpton.
Very few people had heard of him before Tawana
All he did was take advantage of a scared young
girl who made a mistake and used her to make a name for himself.
Oh and by the way, he wasn't sued for standing
up for Tawana Brawley. He was sued for accusing Steve Pagones of
Day after day, for almost a month this charlatan
claimed to have proof that Steve Pagones raped that poor girl.
He never produced his proof and eventually just
dropped the matter. To this day he claims Steve Pagones did it.
Al Sharpton is no victim.
Lucullus, one of us is crazy and I'm hoping it's
If the girl is innocent, who smeared her with
feces and wrote "slut" on her?
Are you saying Sharpton did that? I haven't
heard that theory before.
From my limited understanding of the situation,
Sharpton is "guilty" of believing the girl.
Then, after a long investigation, the available
evidence failed to back up her story.
"This says more about the evolution of the
Republican party than anything. Lincoln was the first Republican president and Theodore Roosevelt
invited Booker T. Washington to the White House. After Theodore Roosevelt, the parties began
to switch places."
-- Bill Clinton, on the GOP candidates snubbing an African-American voter
forum this week,Link
Even FOX News was saying, "How can we win when we ignore blacks
since they represent 26 percent of the electorate?"
"The issue before us is not simply whether
we should end Saddam's regime, but whether we are prepared to physically occupy Iraq for
the next 30 to 50 years. Those who are pushing for a unilateral war in Iraq know full well that
there is no exit strategy if we invade and stay."
-- Jim Webb, (D-Va) September 4, 2002, Link
Excerpt: Joe Lieberman just moved from longtime home of
New Haven to Stamford, Conn., where the local Democratic
Party received unwelcome news. Holy Joe, you
see, registered as a Democrat in his new home. He's also of late
been referring to himself as a Democrat on Fox
News, the only network that still has his name in its Rolodex.
Holy Joe knows Congress is headed for a major
swing next year, with Democrats in firmer control; likewise,
he knows his "independent" status will make him
even more irrelevant than he already is now. He also feels
more comfortable calling himself a Democrat now.
Why not? Democrats won't end his favorite war or take
legal action against his favorite modern president.
Excerpt: A crucial GOP fundraising committee is nearly
broke, according to its latest monthly filing with the FEC.
The National Republican Congressional Committee
(NRCC) reported $1.6 million in cash on hand and
$4 million in debts as of Aug. 31. The group
helps bankroll House campaigns for GOP candidates.
Its counterpart, the Democratic Congressional
Campaign Committee, reported $22.1 million,
more than 10 times its Republican counterpart.
...and it's going to get worse for them.
The American whore media keeps saying "Congress
has a terrible approval rating," but when you follow the money, you get quite a different story.
"Are there gays in the military? yes,
but we shouldn't condone activity that, in my upbringing, is counter to God's
law." -- Gen.
Peter Pace, reliogiously insane chairman of the Joint Chiefs,
pretending there's a God and insisting others share in his delusion,Link
Hey General, what if your God told you to give Ol' Bart $50,000.
Would you obey him or tell him to take a f-ing hike?
Folks were trying to get Hillary to repudiate
her vote for the Iraq war, but she refused.
On her behalf, you registered the "if you knew
what she knew" excuse. Or the Cheney excuse,
"If there's only a one percent chance that the
intelligence is accurate, we've got to go nuclear!"
Harry Reid needs a new job - one that doesn't
affect our future.
Here's what you can do:
MoveOn.org and ask that they initiate a call for Reid to step down.
letters to the editor that call for Harry Reid to step down.
on high traffic sites like Daily Kos and Demo Underground
to dump Reid.
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When we elect a Democratic president, she'll need
67 senators on her side to get stuff done.
Excerpt: Sometimes it seems that the only way to make
sense of the Bush administration is to imagine that it's a
vast experiment concocted by mad political scientists
who want to see what happens if a nation systematically
ignores everything we've learned over the past
few centuries about how to make a modern government work.
Thus, Bush has abandoned the principle of a professional,
nonpolitical civil service, stuffing agencies from FEMA
to the Justice Department with unqualified cronies.
Tax farming - giving individuals the right to collect taxes,
in return for a share of the take - went out
with the French Revolution; now the tax farmers are back.
And so are mercenaries, whom Machiavelli described
as "useless and dangerous" more than four centuries ago.
"A liberal is a liberal. If it doesn't fit
you, then stop being a liberal. It's time you crossed the aisle. We
have a home for you." -- Rush Limbaugh, Mayor of
"I wish I could find a way to get the half
of my brain that I'm not using into your hands and up the intelligence
level of the entire audience." -- Rush Limbaugh, saying his
listeners need some brains
"Have you noticed how little news there is
coming out of Iraq? That means there's good news there, and the mainstream
media are ignoring it." -- Rush Limbaugh, who failed
to tell us about al,l the "good news" from Iraq
"In liberalism, the more you fail, the more
your awards, accolades, and honors..." -- Rush Limbaugh
Wrong again, Rush.
Rumsfeld, Tenet and Bremmer aren't liberals.
Excerpt: I woke up the other day realizing, coming out
of sleep, that a coup has occurred.
It's not just a question that a coup lies ahead
with the next 9/11. That's the next coup, that completes the first.
The last five years have seen a steady assault
on every fundamental of our Constitution, what the rest of the
world looked at for the last 200 years as a model
and experiment to the rest of the world - in checks and balances,
limited government, Bill of Rights, individual
rights protected from majority infringement by the Congress,
an independent judiciary, the possibility of
There have been violations of these principles
by many presidents before. Most of the things that Bush has done in
the way of illegal surveillance were done under
LBJ in the Vietnam War: the use of CIA, FBI, NSA against Americans.
I could go through a list going back before this
century to Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus in the Civil War,
and before that the Alien and Sedition Acts in
the 18th century. I think that none of those presidents were in fact
what I would call quite precisely the current
administration: domestic enemies of the Constitution.
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