Wednesday Nov 28, 2007 Vol
2075 - Electoral Cyanide
of the Day
"America is hooked on Saudi oil
and I think that's absurd."
-- Mike Huckabee, Link
Mike, why blame "America?"
America didn't get us hooked on terrorist oil.
You should blame the real criminals,
the Bush bastards and the super-greedy
oil companies that are drowning in billions
of dollars in profit while poor families are
paying $50 per car per week for gas while
their sons and husbands are dying in Iraq.
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"I didn't ask the President his psycho - I
didn't psychoanalyze the President to find out why he invited Al Gore to the White House. There is an annual event
in which the President invites the American
Nobel Prize winners to the White House. Al Gore happens to be one of those
recipients this year.
And I believe it was a presidential, gentlemanly and a friendly thing to
do to. Obviously, President Gore -- Vice President Gore will bring
up anything that he wants to bring up."
-- Dana Purina, telling the truth
for the very first time, Link
In n the history of the country, perhaps no political
family has been more protected from scandal than the Bushes.
When the Bushes are involved in dirty deals or even
criminal activity, standards of evidence change. Instead of proof
“beyond a reasonable doubt” that would lock up an average citizen,
the evidence must be perfect.
If there’s any doubt at all, the Bushes must
be presumed innocent. Even when their guilt is obvious to anyone
with an ounce of common sense, it’s their accusers and those who dare
investigate who get the worst of it.
Their motives are challenged and their own shortcomings are cast in the harshest
For decades – arguably going back generations – the
Bushes have been protected by their unique position
straddling two centers of national power, the family’s blueblood Eastern
Establishment ties and the Texas
oil crowd with strong links to the Republican Right.
This reality was underscored again by how major news
outlets and the right-wing press reacted to Bush's former press secretary blowing the
lid off the criminal cover-up in the “Plame-gate” scandal.
Even when Bush gets caught red-handed, when his own people who were
in the room say, "He lied,"
the American whore press covers for Bush and attacks the motives of the eye-witnesses.
The Constitution protects individuals against unreasonable searches, but
for this protection to have
practical meaning, the courts must enforce it. This week, the Supreme Court
let stand a disturbing
ruling out of California that allows law enforcement to barge into people’s
homes without a warrant.
The case has not prompted much outrage, perhaps because the people whose
privacy is being invaded
are welfare recipients, but it is a serious setback for the privacy rights
of all Americans.
San Diego County’s district attorney has a program
called Project 100% that is intended to reduce
welfare fraud. Applicants for welfare benefits are visited by law enforcement
agents, who show up
unannounced and examine the family’s home, including the insides of
cabinets and closets.
Applicants who refuse to let the agents in are generally denied benefits.
So, if you're not lucky enough to have financial stability, you have to let
your cabinets and drawers any time they want for any reason they want?
If Giuliani becomes the Republican nominee, his pro-abortion view is not
likely to be the only issue troubling to
Catholic voters. Catholics in the United States have just passed through
the most tumultuous period in their history
since the public school riots of the mid-19th century. Catholics want to
put the sex abuse crisis behind them
-- and a Giuliani nomination will keep the name of Msgr. Alan Placa in
the headlines. It will become widely known
that Placa stands accused of abuse, but perhaps more importantly, he
stands accused of preventing and delaying
"the discovery of criminal abuse by priests.
This hardly comports with Giuliani's law-and-order image, and it will
not help him to convince Catholics
to trust his judgment as the future leader of our nation."
Damn, between his three wives, Bernard
Kerik and another pedo priest on his payroll,
we can gather that Rudy either is a horrible judge of character - or one sick
portal and they'll send bartcop.com four cents from each dollar
"I actually believe that Democrats
are going to agree with me on that by the time we get to the
general election. We'd have two -- instead of one -- irresponsible, terrorist-supporting
have enormous amounts of wealth available to them wanting to become nuclear
powers in Middle East.
History will show that 'it will turn out to have been the correct decision
to have removed him'." -- Rudy the cross-dresser,
planning to win next year carrying the "War is Great" banner, Link
As frustration takes hold in the land of optimism,
Americans are beginning to resemble Germans.
They are collectively depressed over the Iraq War, the weak dollar and
the aging of the baby boomers.
Presidential candidates are left to preach change to an electorate that
is afraid of it.
All it takes to find out why America
is in such a bad mood is a look at the local section of any
American newspaper, at the photos of the smiling faces of soldiers killed
All it takes to discover why Americans
are beginning to doubt their own greatness is to speak to Adrian Fenty,
the mayor of Washington, DC. His vision is for students in the
District of Columbia to receive their books at
the beginning of the school year, not in the middle. When asked whether he
has other visions, the mayor nods
enthusiastically. His goal, he says, is to improve security in the city's
schools. Fenty wants to make sure students
in the United States capital can once again leave the classroom without facing
the threat of violence.
So, thanks to Bush's stupidity and heartless greed, we all live
in Fallujah now.
When Clinton was president, we argued about the budget surplus and the "horrors" of
Nearly 90 percent of U.S. journalists in Iraq say Baghdad is still too dangerous
to visit, despite a recent drop
in violence attributed to the build-up of U.S. forces. The survey by the
Pew Research Center showed that
many U.S. journalists believe coverage has painted too rosy a picture of
"Coverage" painted too rosy a picture? No, it was
the lying whores of the American media who did that to help Der Shipanse
A separate poll showed that 48 percent
of Americans believe the U.S. military effort in Iraq is going
very or fairly well, up from 34 percent in June, amid signs of declining
Iraqi civilian casualties and
progress against Islamist militants such as al Qaeda in Iraq.
But most journalists said they believe
violence and the threat of violence have increased during
You lying "journalists" keep telling us about the "thousands" of
who are "surging" back into the city because it's sooooooo safe.
Wouldn't it be easier to just tell the damn truth?
While Bush will be in office for fourteen more months, many have labeled
him the Worst President Ever.
They complain that the Bush legacy will extend well beyond January of 2009
when the next President
takes office. Political observers lament he has had the "reverse Midas
touch," where he's worsened every
aspect of American foreign and domestic policy he's blundered into. Bush's
most lasting negative legacy
is his autocratic leadership style, which has inspired other politicians
to emulate his tactics and ethics.
As a result, we see mini-Dubyas running for President and Dubya clones ruling
has had a distinctive
and destructive presidency. One characterized by
he came into power with a militant conservative agenda - cut taxes, reduce
on business, expand role of the military, and promote American empire - and
has not deviated from this.
Even in the face of evidence that it was counterproductive, Bush has steadfastly
pursued his program:
when he launched his "war" on terror, he could have asked the American
people to make a common
economic sacrifice and pay higher taxes, but he refused to do this. His administration
unprecedented deficits while claiming to be "stimulating" the market.
"Rudy's backers consistently
say that he'd appoint "strict constructionist" judges to the
Media pundits like Sean Hannity brandish the phrase as if it were a conclusive
argument for the
acceptability of Giuliani's campaign to "pro-life" Americans. Pat
Robertson apparently agrees.
But the most important man in the room - Giuliani himself - doesn't and I
find that appalling." -- Tony Perkins,
head handjob at the Family Research Council, Link
You Republicans need to remember Rudy has always been and will always be
The idea that you'd sacrifice those "little babies" to keep this
war going proves you're double-fuct.
"I think a woman, as head of
the military, would be more apt to keep our boys at home than a man.
I’m a Republican, but Hillary seems more willing to work things out
and compromise." -- Dorothy Weddell, 85,
who attended a Clinton event in Sac City, Iowa, Link
"I’ve never caucused
before, but I never felt motivated - and then here comes Hillary.
Women have brains and sometimes they have attributes that kind of outshine
-- -Gwen Whitehill, 78, of Shenandoah, Iowa,
Women, especially older women, refused to vote for Gore or
Kerry, but they seem to like Hillary.
The normal news channels here in Germany
are carefully sanitized.
Maybe not by Big Money, but sanitized is sanitized.
Alternative news channels on the Dreaded
Demon Evil Internet are still open though.
Some of them even report reality (something to do with your church, maybe?),
allow you to comment at the end of the story. This appears to be the only
way to see how
much Snow is floating down, and what alarm bells are being set off by it.
Currently we are approaching Blizzard level - the EU seems to have managed
totally disable the constitution of its member states, for example...
We also have terror laws, but no easily
visible tasering or guantanamo.
Why do you think I spend time on sites
like yours to see what is going on?
Helmut in Germany
Helmut, your country doesn't pass laws on what God wants, right?
You don't have oil companies making the news people fabricate horseshit, right?
The news we get isn't just slanted, it's either pure lies or
they don't bother to mention the story.
If 200,000 anti-war protestors flood Washington DC, the American whore media
says, "A few thousand people from both sides were
there," and then they find a camera angle
that shows about 500 people when we've already seen the helicopter pictures
When Kucinish introduced legislation to impeach the Cheney
crook, they never even mentioned it.
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"This is why I could never be
Oprah. She has made a career out of listening to
whiners and then encouraging them to whine some more. I could never do that."
who made a career out of whining about how bad things are for rich,
> Pelosi's "Impeachment is off the table" could
become as famous as Chamberlain's
> "Peace in our time"
on history's yardstick of biggest political bungles of all time.
I will NEVER forgive her for that. I've
struggled supporting anything she's done since.
She NEVER had the right to stand in the
way of our Constitution. Why can't someone have a pair?
Anyone? Male or female politican? Impeach these animals at a minimum.
I'd rather see them imprison for the
many crimes they've committed but I can't even get to see
the weaklings called Democrats get these bastards before the public in impeachment
I truly despise the Dems for this Bart.
It's always a bad idea to tell your
opponent what your plans are.
Pelosi proved she wasn't ready for the big job and that hurt women everywhere.
I used to read quite a bit of history on Hiroshima, foremost among the reasons
likely my work at Guided Missile Unit Ten, Submarine Base, Pearl Harbor,
I believe you to be wrong (from my reading) concerning the subsequent "rounds".
I have read that we had the third atomic bomb ready, or near ready to go,
bring up more, on a one-per-month basis.
It's a tough cal for either side. If Germany had held out longer, there might
no Hiroshima or Nagasaki. But supposedly one reason we went ahead was to
some fear in the Russians, who were realized by the US to be the next enemy.
Marvin, who will be reading you from Barcelona and Madeira
in the next two weeks, and maybe many mid-cruise points
In 1958, the New Left sociologist C.
Wright Mills made a seminal contribution to political science in his book The Causes of World War Three, by introducing the concept
of “crackpot realism.”
He applied the notion specifically to
the intellectual outlook of top government officials, especially the ones
as the “serious people,” who have proven their capacity for dealing
with important practical affairs by, say, managing
a giant corporation, such as Halliburton or G. D. Searle, or a huge educational
institution, such as Texas A&M
or the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Mills’s key insight was that although
such people have indeed been movers and shakers, they have moved and
shaken within such a constricted milieu of experience and training that in
most respects they are fools.
Despite having developed supreme confidence
in their own judgment and a corresponding contempt for other
people’s views, they are astonishingly ignorant of many workaday aspects
of the world and bewildered in the
face of unexpected difficulties. As government leaders responsible for matters
of war and peace, they have a
tendency to paint themselves into corners of their own making and, then,
seeing no way out, to conclude that
their only escape lies in dropping bombs on somebody.
As Mills observed, “instead of
the unknown fear, the anxiety without end, some men of the higher circles
prefer the simplification of known catastrophe.”
Things are going pretty good with
my new Mac (Thanks to Blue in Seattle) but I have some questions.
Any Mac experts out there I could bother for some tips?
One thing, the cursor is super slow and it disappears a
I have to search for the cursor and I don't have time for that.
I find myself staring at the screen waiting for something to happen, which
the reason I wanted to change to a Mac - to see if it was any better/faster.
Also, it refuses to take the blue color I've used for 12 years
- that's a pain.
It also refuses to accept the colors in the previous font and that's killing
Also, I have to hit THREE keys to use the Space bar - Shirley that can
be fixed, right?
There are some things it does faster/better so it's kind of
even with PC right now.
So if I could talk to an expert on the phone it would really help, but I
tend to have
problems that multi-year Mac-ers have never heard of, so where can I find
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