"The mob I faced carried no ropes or guns.
Its weapons were smooth-tongued lies spoken into microphones and printed on the front
pages of America's newspapers...But it was a mob all the same, and its purpose -- to keep the
black man in his place -- was unchanged."
-- Clarence Thomas, bitter and angry because he got caught,Link
On 60 Minutes, Slappy says he threw his Catholic
faith in the gutter after some Catholic idiot said
he was glad MLK got shot. He found his faith again when Anita
Hill told what she knew.
Sounds like Slappy's faith is just like everyone else's - non-existent.
He whips it out it when he needs something.
Excerpt: Hillary Clinton and 75 other senators apparently
feel that Bush hasn't been belligerent enough toward Iran.
They want him to hurry up and label a large part
of Iran's army an international "terrorist" entity for allegedly
supplying Iraqi insurgents with bombs that have
killed American troops. Despite a warning from Sen. Jim Webb
that the Senate vote could be read as another
war resolution, Clinton jumped onboard the bandwagon,
Clearly, Robert Parry is no fan of Hillary's.
Subject: The woman scorning
Robert Parry. He's one of your longtime heroes,
isn't he, Barty boy?
Perhaps you should really listen to him.
Richard, yearning for Bart's Size 11 boot.
I think Parry runs the most important site on the Internet.
I was surprised to see Parry's personalization of the senate
Seventy six senators voted for that resolution - perhaps Hillary's
signature was extra large?
I sent an e-mail to Robert asking for some clarification.
I know he's a busy man, but maybe he'll see that and have time to answer.
Either a nuked-up Iran is a problem or it's not.
My guess is that it is.
"Certain Americans found themselves more outraged
by MoveOn.org's ad about General Betray Us than by the illegal, immoral, murderous war
that renders our country less secure and earns all Americans the well-deserved hatred of much of the world.
Unfortunately, feckless congressional Democrats - put into office, in order to end the war - have found
it easier to pander to the moral turpitude of certain Americans than achieve the goal for which they were
elected. Moreover, when it comes to dealing thoughtfully with Iran, these feckless Democrats proved themselves
no more judicious than certain xenophobic Americans."
-- Walter C. Uhler, Link
"The First Amendment failed and the American
press failed the Constitution. We were jingoistic. And that was a terrible failing. I'm asked
the question all the time: What happened to my old paper, the New York Times? And I now say, they stink.
They missed it. They missed the biggest story of the time and they're going to have to live
-- Seymour Hersh, on the whore media's selling out to Bush,Link
Excerpts: A powerful group of conservative Christian leaders
decided Saturday at a private meeting in
Salt Lake City to consider supporting a third-party
candidate for president if a pro-choice
nominee like Rudy Giuliani wins the Republican
"The conclusion was that if there is a pro-abortion
nominee they will consider a third party," said the person,
who spoke to Salon on the condition of anonymity.
The private meeting was not a part of the official CNP
schedule, which is itself a closely held secret.
"Dobson came in just for this meeting," the person said."
Just saw "The Kingdom."
The opening credits are fantastic and give a
quick overview of the Mid-East situation in about 90 seconds.
I noticed though, that "Game Plan" out sold
"the Kingdom." Are people that blasé about what's going on
in the middle east or do you think that they
just want to stop thinking about it. It's an important movie and
it's exciting with lots of blow up action, so
there is no excuse to avoid it! ( not you, the general public).
Is anybody else worrying about what the Blackwater-types
are going to do when they get back here
- or are probably already gearing up to do? I
mean, here are hired right-wing nutcase thugs with more
weapons than most armies and their own air force,
and they're above (or beneath) the law, loyal only
to money, their owners, and Bush/Cheney.
I don't know about you, but it makes me kinda
jumpy. I somehow don't see them selling their
armadas on ebay or at some NRA fundraiser and
just fading away.
We take some bitter comfort in the fact that Bush/Cheney
can't use our troops against us because
they're either in Iraq or exhausted, but they
don't need to. They have their own army and air force.
Seems kinda obvious to me, yet it hasn't been
I don't like the idea that Bush has his own private
Our soldiers are getting pennies to die for oil
but these mercenaries are damn well-paid.
If Bush makes 40,000 private soldiers rich they may be loyal to him
instead of America.
Excerpt: Gen. Petraeus, safe from the glare of the TV
lights, acknowledged today that violence had increased
since Sunni Arab militants declared an offensive
during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
"Certainly Al Qaeda has had its Ramadan surge,"
Petraeus said in his first comments to reporters since
he returned from Washington to give lawmakers
a status report on the war in Iraq. But he said the level
of attacks was "substantially lower" than during
the same period last year.
The Army general said he saw no need to revise
the projections he presented to Congress this month
for a gradual withdrawal of the additional forces
deployed to Iraq as part of the troop buildup.
He did not provide figures.
Excerpt: Hillary's strong lead with Democratic female
voters has undermined the media myth that women might be
toughest on a Clinton candidacy. But there's
one group of women Clinton is still having a hard time with:
female pundits. I winced Sunday when I read Maureen
Dowd calling Clinton a "nag," and Joan Vennochi,
in the Boston Globe, comparing Clinton's suddenly
controversial laugh to the cackle of "hens" and "witches."
If David Brooks or David Broder started throwing
around terms like witch or nag when talking about Clinton,
they'd be castigated as sexist throwbacks, but
Dowd and Vennochi can get away with it? To be fair, both
female columnists could try to argue that they
were just playing off male doubts about Clinton, but the two
nasty columns served to reinforce stereotypes,
not dispel them.
Maureen Dowd will do everything in her power to stop Hillary.
She lied like a Persian rug before Hillary had power.
Think how savage she'll be after Hillary takes the oath.
"America is facing a health care crisis ...
in that the Democrats are trying to provide health care. Every Democratic candidate has a plan to just
give away health insurance. From Obama, Edwards and Hillary's mandatory coverage plans, which
would all be funded by repealing Bush's tax cuts, to Mike Gravel's plan of rummaging through
pharmacy dumpsters, which he would pay for by playing the saw on the subway."
-- Stephen Colbert
Excerpt: Oh, yes, a bigger shame than the 16 people killed
and 43 wounded in Blackwater-related shootings
in the same week that Petraeus and Crocker were
delivering their bizarre "Weekend at Bernie's" testimony
as to the viability of the war effort in Iraq.
This was also at roughly the same time Bush was crowing about
how normal life is in a nation that he visits
perhaps twice a year under heavy security and staying tightly
swaddled in the Green Zone. All this sudden (or
suddenly reported) uptick in mercenary war crimes would
have made a tragic postscript to The Nation's
Jeremy Scahill's book Blackwater had its publication been
delayed until the end of the year.
pretty accurately reflects the way people think at dailyKos.
It reflects my position as well. Kos didn't
tell me how to think.
ha ha You just go there for the positive re-inforcement,
His site attracted me because the consensus there
seemed to agree with me.
I think that right now, a lot of folks have the
idea that to bring in Hillary brings back Bill.
But Bill ain't comin' back. I also think
that there will come a time before the national election
when folks start getting a little uneasy about
the idea of putting a former president in the roll of "First Lady."
I don't agree with that last view, but I'd bet
about 90% of your neighbors do.
Well, my neighbors handle rattlesnakes,
so let's not go by them.
BTW, I thought that Kos link was horse hockey. I think you like any link that dumps on our next president.
Excerpt: The Democrats can't lose the White House in 2008,
Some 13 months before Election Day, the race's
dynamic seems immutable. Americans can't wait to evict
the unpopular president and end his disastrous
war. As the campaign's poll-tested phrasemaking constantly
reminds us, voters crave change above all else.
That means nearly any Democrat might do, even if the nominee
isn't the first woman, black or Hispanic to lead
a major party's ticket.
The Republican field of aging white guys, meanwhile,
gets flakier by the day.
So nothing can go wrong for the Democrats. Can
Of course it can
After answering a handful of "slammer" questions, Paris asked Dave if
they could "move on."
Dave said yes, but kept peppering her with "slammer" questions.
After a while, Paris asked Dave
again if they could "move on." Dave said yes, but kept slamming
her with more rude questions.
After repeated attempts to get Dave to try a different subject, Paris
said, 'Now you're making me sad that I came because you're hurting my
feelings' and she stopped speaking entirely.
Dave kept boring in, but whe he saw the tears welling in her eyes, he
finally gave up.
He knew the crowd wanted to see Paris humiliated, but after a while
it was just ugly.
Dave can be a real dick sometimes and it has cost him some A-List guests
over the years.
There's a difference between being funny and being Sarah Silverman.
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.
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When we elect a Democratic president, she'll need
67 senators on her side to get stuff done.
Excerpt: Palm Sunday two years ago was a glorious day
for Christian conservatives. A president who'd proclaimed
Jesus his favorite philosopher was racing back
from vacation to sign a bill rushed through a compliant
Congress at their bidding - a last-minute gamble
to keep alive a severely brain-damaged woman in Florida.
That, however, was the peak of the Christian
conservatives' political power.
Today, their nearly three-decade-long ascendance
in the Republican Party is over. Their loyalties and priorities
are in flux, the organizations that gave them
political muscle are in disarray, the high-profile preachers who led
them to influence through the 1980s and 1990s
are being replaced by a new generation that's less interested
in their agenda and their hold on politics and
the 2008 Republican presidential nomination is in doubt.
According to a new documentary on HBO, the porn movie Deep Throat
started the Religious Right movement.
Nixon was in trouble in 1973 so he started railing against porn as
a cure-all for the problems such as the
Vietnam War and rising inflation. So the crazy-right got together with
Actor Harry Reems was arrested for playing a character on film, that
was a first.
He asked his lawyer, "Am I going to prison for
5 years?" His lawyer said, "If
a Republican wins in 1976, yes."
Excerpt: Writing about Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird,"
Thomas says that Robinson, on trial for raping a white woman,
"was lucky to have had a trial at all" after
having been saved from a "lynch mob's rope." Writing a dissent in Hamdi
Rumsfeld in 2004, Thomas said that the president
of the United States has unfettered power to declare a citizen an
enemy combatant and hold him indefinitely without
charges. "Undeniably," Thomas wrote, "Hamdi has been deprived
of a serious interest, one actually protected
by the Due Process Clause. Against this, however, is the government's
overriding interest in protecting the Nation.
If a deprivation of liberty can be justified by the need to protect a town,
the protection of the Nation, a fortiori, justifies
In other words, when a Republican is president,
the Constitution only applies sometimes.
"Certain Americans seem incapable of understanding
how ridiculous Rush Limbaugh sounded when he asserted that service members who
advocate U.S. withdrawal from Iraq are "phony soldiers." They never thought to ask: 'How could he possibly
know? He's never served in the US military.'"
--Walter C. Uhler, Link
Excerpt: In contrast to the vitriol directed at Ahmadinejad
for daring to even step foot in New York, Bush was
essentially given a free pass over his many hypocritical
statements in his address to the General Assembly.
Virtually no one in the U.S. media spelled out
what the individual rights were in the 1948 declaration
- presumably because Bush had violated so many
of them - nor did the American press corps delve into
the conflict between the UN and the Bush administration
over its alleged human rights abuses.
The fact that the UN has long called on Bush to
adhere to international standards in his "war on terror"
was largely ignored by the U.S. media in its
coverage of Bush's speech. There was no mention, for instance,
of the UN's call in February 2006 to shut down
Gitmo, and either bring the detainees to trial or release them.
I'm so sick of the whore media saying, "We
dropped the ball on Iraq. We failed to ask tough questions," then they turn around and do the exact same thing again and again and
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