"Bush didn't have the power to spy on Americans...operate
secret prisons...suspend due process ...torture...hide the conduct of the government
from the public. It's not like anybody gave Bush any of these powers -- he took them, as a brain-dead
Congress just stood there and watched." --Jack Cafferty, on Dubya's grab
for power, Link
Excerpt: In America's darkest hour, Franklin Delano Roosevelt
urged the nation not to succumb
to "nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror."
But that was then.
Today, many of the men who hope to be the next
president - including all of the candidates
with a significant chance of receiving the Republican
nomination - have made unreasoning,
unjustified terror the centerpiece of their campaigns.
Consider, for a moment, the implications of the
fact that Rudy Giuliani is taking foreign policy
advice from Norman Podhoretz, who wants us to
start bombing Iran "as soon as it is logistically possible."
Mr. Podhoretz, the editor of Commentary and a
founding neoconservative, tells us that Iran is the
"main center of the Islamofascist ideology against
which we have been fighting since 9/11."
The Islamofascists, he tells us, are well on
their way toward creating a world "shaped by their will and
tailored to their wishes." Indeed, "Already,
some observers are warning that by the end of the 21st
century the whole of Europe will be transformed
into a place to which they give the name Eurabia."
Do I have to point out that none of this makes
a bit of sense?
Excerpt: President Bush's choice for attorney general
told senators Friday the Constitution does not prevent
the president from wiretapping suspected
terrorists without a court order.
But without oversight, they'll be tapping Hillary's
phones and the DNC.
Michael Mukasey said the president cannot use
his executive power to get around the Constitution and laws
prohibiting torture, but
they're allowed to define torture, so you're giving him the green light
to do it. But wiretapping suspected terrorists' without
warrants is not precluded, he said.
"Foreign intelligence gathering is a field in
which the executive branch is regulated but not pre-empted by Congress,"
Mukasey wrote in response to questions by Patrick
Mukasey's answers focused on queries about executive
power and did not address what Leahy says is
the chief obstacle to his confirmation: Mukasey's
refusal to answer torture questions.
This poor bastard is stuck.
He knows we torture and so does every member of the committee.
They're asking him to prejure himself.
Excerpt: Experts watching the 2008 presidential election
say they see ferment in a segment of the population
that has long been more likely to vote Republican:
Since the 1980s, white Americans who attend regular
worship services and describe themselves as
religious have been much more likely to say in
polls that they are Republican than Democrat or independent.
Even among minority groups that vote heavily
Democratic -- Jews, blacks, Latinos -- the more religious
people are, the more likely they are to vote
But early data suggest that some of the religious
vote is up for grabs next year
Glad to have provided a little more grist for
your Hillary mill.
(I especially liked your "three yellow flags"
But we're going to have to agree to disagree about
the desirability (not the inevitability) of HC
Otherwise, keep on hammerin', ya old coot!
Dave, you're looking at it all wrong.
We both want the same thing. You and I are shoulder-to-shoulder in this fight.
You think Patton should lead the invasion of Europe, but I like Ike.
We're two dudes out to screw Hitler, and you can consider me another
Tommy Lee Jones,
when I say that I
don't care which general gets to Berlin first.
I was kidding about getting Sec Defense.
I think all Democrats need to recognize that Hitler is the enemy,
not Eisenhower, not Patton.
It helps the Germans when our side visciously and unfairly attacks
Eisenhower, our top general.
We can't afford to lose our current fight - I say we go with our best.
"If the choice boils down to Obama vs. Clinton,
all we've seen from Obama is a campaign organized around an airy platitude: kumbaya. Clinton
hasn't been overly specific on policy, either, but during the debates this summer we got to see how she'd
handle the Swift Boats next year -- with competence and a spine of steel. As much as I'm emotionally
drawn to Obama, his performances in the debates and on the stump have been less than stellar. It's
all too easy to imagine him getting his ass kicked by the GOP and losing in a landslide to a thuggish dictator
like Giuliani. Clinton may never reach the 52% she'd need to win the election -- but so far, she's the
only one who looks like she can give as good as she gets. And whoever wins the Democratic nomination
will face a hell of attacks the likes we've never seen." --- Some dude
Excerpt: A gay Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee
said Sunday he might consider opposing
Michael Mukasey's nomination for attorney general
if the former judge says waterboarding is not torture.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R-PassesForStraight), joined
two top Senate Democrats in urging Mukasey to
disclose his views. Mukasey so far has refused
to say explicitly what his position is on the lawfulness of
the interrogation technique, which simulates
"I am urging him that he needs to come forward.
If he does not believe that waterboarding is illegal,
then that would really put doubts in my own mind
because I don't think you have to have a lot of
knowledge about the law to understand this technique
violates" the Geneva Convention and other statutes, Graham said.
"I think it would serve the attorney general nominee
well to embrace that concept. He's talked around it," Graham added.
Last week, the committee chairman, Sen. Patrick
Leahy, (D-RubberStamp), and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin
said their votes would hinge on whether Mukasey
states his answer on the record.
I'll give you your point. Feingold
might have been able to stop the war. He didn't, obviously.
On the other hand, he did more than any other
person in power - Executive, Congress, Senate, Judicial or Armed Forces.
I don't mean to, or need to, pick on Feingold, but can you name one
thing he did to prevent this war?
Still, the question remains unanswered - Who you
gonna trust more?
I'll put him up against any of the current presidential
I judge my candidate by his actions.
Words are just words, as you might note
by observing W.
Even "she whom you believe will be elected"
can't match Feingold's actions.
But again, what are Feingold's actions?
Did he write a hot column over at Huffingtonpost.com?
Please be aware, his votes don't just effect Wisconsin
- they effect you too.
Just as the votes of Sens. Coburn and Inhofe
effect us in the Dairy State.
Why isn't he running for president?
I don't know. I'm not in his inner circle.
Why don't you ask him?
Excerpts: The decision of Hillary Clinton's presidential
campaign to send 100 or more new staffers into Iowa
demonstrates that she and her aides have determined
to their own satisfaction that she can cripple
Barack Obama in the first-in-the-nation caucus.
Iowa is the only state where current surveys show
Obama to be within shooting distance of Clinton.
In late August, Clinton took a small lead of
5.2 percent in a poll of likely Democratic caucus goers.
That lead, the smallest Clinton holds in any
early primary or caucus state, has held up through seven
of the eight most recent polls, increasing the
willingness of the Clinton team to gamble on a new offensive.
The Obama campaign has already described the January
3 Iowa contest as a must-win event.
Clinton's burst of hiring is a declaration that
she intends to go for a knockout punch.
She has picked up so much momentum, I thinking
even the Dems can't stop her now.
> "What do they want Bill Maher to do?" you
said about the 9/11 Truth hecklers.
When Bill Maher calls 9/11 Truthers insane and
mentally ill, he deserves it.
He had it coming.
OK, but what do they want Bill Maher to do?
I'm not a big 9-11 Truther because I can't explain
myself on that subject.
If I pick up the Bldg 7 gauntlet and someone asks
me to explain myself, what do I say?
That "some scientists" have suspicions?
What can I do, besides list some non-famous people
with suspicions and mention some web sites?
What can Bill Maher do, with a live TV show with
And threatening to beat up a woman isn't ballsy,
Ole from Norway
When you see a man physically ejected from a studio for screaming during
the filming of a TV show,
what does the sex of the next screamer have to do with the decision
to throw the disruptors out?
But really, it all gets down to - What do they want from Bill Maher?
He didn't sit on the Whitewash Commission, he couldn't have known about
9-11 in advance,
he hasn't been lying to help Bush cover something up - so why protest
at his TV show?
When it comes to 9-11 and Bldg 7, Bill Maher's got nothing to do with
Why don't these protesters picket Lee Hamilton's house?
Excerpt: What color is your disaster? It makes a
difference. A life and death difference.
Population of San Diego fire evacuation zone:
Population of the New Orleans flood evacuation
White folk as a % of evacuees, San Diego: 66%
Black folk as % of evacuees, New Orleans:
Size counts, too. Size of your wallet, that
Evacuees in San Diego, in poverty: 9%
Evacuees in New Orleans, in poverty: 27%
The numbers would be even uglier, though more
revealing, if I included evacuees of the celebrity fire in Malibu.
The President didn't do a photo-strafing of the
scene from 1700 feet this time. Instead, we have the photo op
of George, feet on the ground, hanging with Arnold
the Action Man. (However, I'm informed that the President
was a bit disappointed that he didn't get to
wear one of those neat fireman hats like Rudi G got at Ground Zero.)
I did wear it to the show ..The Garden was rocking!
I've been to hundreds of hockey games
and concerts at Madison Square Garden and I have
never seen the place so alive!
Jon Stewert was at the show...the next day he
described it perfectly
"You like joy? You into Joy?...then go see
this man "
The Boss gives a brand new meaning to 58 years
old ...he puts more soul and energy into one song
than most of the modern day posers put
into an entire show ... he ripped Bush a new asshole too.
Amazing show ( my 45th Springsteen show
and one of the best ever )
I had 5 people ask me where I got my WPE shirt.
One woman even wrote down the url to your site.
Great shirt...nice quality. I was wearing a blazer
over the shirt so I'm sure I would have gotten even more responses.
Thanks again for the fast delivery.
Go see this man ..you into joy, Bart?
Keep swinging the hammer.
Note: Mario paid extra to have the shirt overnited.
"If the Khmer Rouge does it, it's torture.
If the United States does it, it's not. This man cannot be allowed to be president
of the United States. He believes that the United States is above morals and the president
of the United States is above the law. He is a tyrant to the depths of his being." -- Andrew Sullivan, on Rudy Link
Excerpt: Donald Rumsfeld fled France today fearing arrest
over charges of "ordering and authorizing" torture of
detainees at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba,
unconfirmed reports coming from Paris suggest.
US embassy officials whisked Rumsfeld away yesterday
from a breakfast meeting in Paris organized by
the Foreign Policy magazine after human rights
groups filed a criminal complaint against the man who
spearheaded President George W. Bush's "war on
terror" for six years.
Under international law, authorities in France
are obliged to open an investigation when a complaint
is made while the alleged torturer is on French
According to activists in France, who greeted
Rumsfeld shouting "murderer" and "war criminal" at the
breakfast meeting venue, US embassy officials
remained tight-lipped about the former defense
secretary's whereabouts citing "security reasons".
Excerpt: 10) Think Progress
9) Muslim Student Association
7) American Civil Liberties Union, National
6) Family Research Council
5) Center for American Progress
4) League of the South
2) Universities and Colleges
1) Media Matters for America
The only bit of glory the "news media" can take
home is finally turning against the horrible Vietnam War
some time in the early 70s, and really going
after Nixon once the Watergate scandal broke. But believe me,
they have mostly been behind the news, never
really ahead of it. And they almost inevitably steer an easy
course with the mind of the privileged few in
That is why America has become a feudal society,
"Senators can even place a "hold" on a measure
or nomination, although this practice is
NOT RECOGNIZED IN SENATE RULES. "Holds" are requests
by Senators to
THEIR PARTY'S FLOOR LEADER to object on their
behalf to any request to consider
a matter, at least until they have been consulted.
The majority leader will usually not even
request consent to consider a measure if there
is a hold on it."
The all caps emphasis is mine. Notice that
this is not a rule, so Senators have to
depend on the "floor leader" for support.
This seems not likely for a Democrat.
Also, when the Democrats were not in control of
the Senate, it probably wouldn't have worked
even with "floor leader" support. I think,
in the long run, "holds" only work when there is enough
party support so that a filibuster will work.
23 votes is not enough. It takes 41.
I don't have the brains to argue the legalities of the issue, I wish
I did. I'm just saying
if they can block us whenever they want, why do we get excuses
when it's our turn?
Excerpt: Robin Prosser, a Montana who struggled
for 25 years to live with the pain of an immunosuppressive
disorder, tried years ago to kill herself. Last
week, she tried again. This time, she succeeded.
After her earlier attempt failed, Prosser wound
up in even more trouble after investigating police
found marijuana in her home. She used the marijuana
to help cope with pain.
That marijuana charge was eventually dropped in
an agreement with the city of Missoula, and Prosser
had reason to rejoice in 2004 when Montanans
passed a law allowing medical use of the drug.
She was a high-profile campaigner for the Montana
Medical Marijuana Act, and like others,
she was dismayed when the U.S. Supreme Court
ruled that drug agents could still arrest sick people
using marijuana, even in states that legalized
In late March, DEA agents seized less than a half
ounce of marijuana sent to her...
The fucking DEA - that's all they have to worry
A sick old lady with a half-ounce of pot?
If they've got nothing better to do with their
time, let's re-assign them to the FBI
and let them hunt for terrorists instead of some
sick old lady.
This idiotic country wants to please the Invisible
Cloud Being so much,
we've turned into vengeful bastards declaring
war on anybody trying to ease their pain.
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