Excerpt: Franken's prominence comes at a time in which
Republicans have struggled to find an easy
Democratic bogeyman. Obama is still overwhelmingly
popular. Hillary earned respect among
conservatives as the voice of moderation on withdrawal
from Iraq. Blagojevich is too local.
Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are a particular
favorite of Matt Drudge, but relentless attacks
on them failed to prevent heavy losses in 2006
and 2008. Ted Kennedy is off limits.
So Franken provides an inviting target. His style
of politics runs directly counter to the civility
preached by the incoming president. Franken is
author of bestsellers like Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Lies and
the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, which trashed bastards like
Bill O'Reilly and baited some to respond with
their own heated attacksbama
Franken, unlike most Demo senators, can take care of himself in a fight.
But sitting senators are supposed to have gravitas and avoid
wild bar fights
so maybe it's up to us bloggers to defend the man when he has to "act
Franken has a razor-sharp wit, so he's still formidable.
I'm glad he's on our side and I'm damn glad he won.
Now if we could just get Harry f-ing Reid to allow him a seat.
Excerpt: Mr. Panetta and Director of National Intelligence-designate
Dennis Blair will soon have to decide
if they want to join the crusade to purge their
agencies of anyone who had anything to do with torture.
In particular, at their nomination hearings they're
likely to be asked to support a 'truth commission' on Bush's
torture policies. We hope they have the good
sense to resist. And if they need any reason to push back, they
could start by noting the Members of Congress
who would be on the witness list to raise their right hands.
Beginning in 2002, Pelosi and other key Democrats
(as well as Republicans) were thoroughly, and repeatedly,
briefed on the CIA's torture programs. They did
nothing to stop such activities, when they weren't fully
sanctioning them. If they now decide the tactics
they heard about then amount to abuse, then by their
own logic they themselves are complicit
I say we get to the truth and if Pelosi and Reid authorized torture
they should step down.
How can we be angry with Bush if he acted with the Democrats' permission?
"It has been like a national nightmare: We
are attacked by terrorists and Bush responded not with courage and a call to our higher
natures, but by spreading fear -- and turning us into a regime of torturers. Now the nightmare
appears to be almost over. By choosing two vocal opponents of torture for two key positions
-- Dawn Johnsen to head the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel and Leon Panetta to
head the CIA -- Obama has indicated that he intends to make the cleanest possible break
from Bush bastard precedents, end torture and return to traditional interpretations of the
-- Dan Froomkin, Link
In 2008 Brown-Forman, the maker of Jack Daniels
and Southern Comfort gave
Mitch McConnell (R-Bitch) money for his campaign.
Call Mitch McConnell AT 202 224-2541. Tell him
Filibusters while Obama is president,
and to seat Franken or we'll buy
Turkey instead of Jack Daniels. Spread the word.
Call Brown-Forman - 502-585-1100 and e-mail
their site http://www.brown-forman.com
Get 5 friends to make these calls and ask each
of those 5 to get 5 others to make those calls and so on.
you could do nothing and let the bastards do Obama like they did Clinton.
We know the Democrats won't fight - so if we
don't fight there won't be a fight.
Maybe we need an investigation over what happened to the Dem's missing
Excerpt: When you look at the audience numbers for TV
and then add up the incarcerated felons, Alzheimer's patients
and confirmed barflies in America, it dawns on
you who is watching TV these days -- people unable to lead
normal productive lives -- and yet they give
out awards for this stuff and the hosts of shows are driven to and fro
in Lincoln Town Cars and they suffer from toxic
self-esteem. TV is wallpaper nowadays and those talking heads
might as well be talking to the smoked trout
in Murray's Deli or the No Parking signs along Broadway, as people
do from time to time, but we allow them their
And we allow the Current Occupant to leave the
Mansion d'Blanc with a big grin in a couple of weeks,
his self-esteem apparently fully intact, imagining
that his legacy will emerge golden and shining in a hundred
years after all of us are deceased. He is one
of the cheerfullest idiots you ever saw, a man who could burn
down his own house and be happy that the patio
was still standing. Had Congress impeached him, his defense
would have been that he was not capable of understanding
"Wow. Harry Reid is pretty tough with the appearance
of impropriety in his own party. Too bad he’s utterly spineless in regards
to real Republican impropriety. It amazes me that that terms like 'leader' actually apply
to people like Reid and the spineless Pelosi."
-- Chocolate Jesus, Link
If I ever meet Chocolate Jesus I'm going to buy him a shot of
Sidebar: Are we sure the Nevada Sec of State signed Reid's senate certificate?
Excerpt: As his presidency enters its final two weeks,
stand and join me in a shot of
...George W. Bush is hoping that history will
give him high marks on two scores: having prevented another
terrorist attack at home and being seen as "somebody
who liberated 50 million people." The latter comment
reflects his confidence that his Iraq failures
will be lessened if and when a successful democracy emerges.
But Bush has also used a series of postelection
interviews to mitigate his standing in two areas where history
is unlikely to be kind: his use of intelligence
in the run-up to the Iraq war, and the extent to which his actions
and the way he defended them divided the country
and alienated many US allies.
Will Bush be remembered as the man who protected
us while charting a bold new policy in the Middle East?
Or as the man who squandered more good will than
most of his predecessors combined?
Only Bush could claim credit for "protecting America" after sleeping
It's like Lincoln's bodyguards asking for a medal
because John Wilkes Booth only got off one shot.
Excerpt: Just talked with Dianne Feinstein about her qualms
with the Leon Panetta nomination.
She said that Obama and Biden called her after
the fact to discuss the choice of Panetta,
who has no direct intelligence agency experience
and whose nomination came as
unwelcome news to Feinstein when it broke yesterday.
"I understand the administration's desire to cut
clean and open a new chapter and I support that.
Whether those changes can be made" with Panetta
at the helm, she added, remains to be seen.
I didn't read the whole story but my gut tells me Feinstein was ON
the Torture Committee
and she wants a torturer to run the CIA to make her involvement in
that seem like less.
"There may have been a lack of foresight here
in not phoning Feinstein ahead of time. But many leading intelligence Democrats were
deeply complicit in the Bush torture program and his illegal wire-tapping. It was just
as important for the president-elect to pick someone not beholden to them either." -- Andrew Sullivan,
Hmmm, this might be a quote from someone besides Sullivan as there
no gratuitous insults hurled at Hillary - at least in these three
Bart, I saw a quote from Harry Reid where
he claims "he doesn't work for Obama".
Let me try and get this straight - Reid rolled
over for the Rethugs over and over again.
They said "Jump" and he did. They made demands
and he caved-in to them.
They broke rule after rule and he said little
or nothing. And now he puts out a
statement like he he's trying to sound tough,
being "his own man" ????
So for whom does he work?
The majority of people voted for Obama. Reid
says he doesn't "work" for him
But Reid, by his lack of actions these past few
years, has shown he doesn't work for the people either!
Is there something wrong with this man? (A rhetorical
And I didn't think I could get any more disgusted
with this man.
Reid was always there for every crime the Bush bastards committed
and now he wants to lay down the law for Obama - doesn't it figure?.
Excerpt: One important story from W.’s past is the illegal
abortion he obtained for a girlfriend in Texas
Shiiiiiiiiiiiiit - we had that story eight
The whore press had it too, but their job has
always been to protect Bush.
before Roe v. Wade. This is substantiated in part
by four reporters whose stories were not published,
but who shared their “experiences and detailed
source notes” and even tapes with him. Two Bush pals
took charge of arranging the abortion go to the
hospital and who went to the hospital to inform her that
W would not see her again. All of the names are
named. As an candidate who was seeking to appeal to
conservative evangelical, anti-abortion constituencies,
this would have been a high hurdle to overcome.
Like his insistence on long prison sentences for
first time drug offenders and his support for military action,
his own behavior in regard to sexual responsibility
and abortion could be considered relevant *and revealing.”
Happy New Year to you and Mrs. Bart and kudos
to you guys
for stepping in, when no one else would, to help
that old man.
I wish there was a way you could make a shit-load
of money for doing the page
and the radio, because you deserve it.
Amazing that these lying, untalented bastards
like Hannity and Limpbaugh are rolling in it...
Oh well, I hope you keep on throwing the hammer
down for as long as you can.
You and your contributors are hitting the Tutu
wearing Reid (and Pelosi) nail right on the head.
For the same reason as Obama needed to pick someone
for the CIA without the blood of torture
on their hands, we need majority leaders without
the foul stench of stinky Bush on their Tutus.
I kinda like Blago and Burris; at least they fight,
unlike the lay down Dems of the last eight years.
If Obama was a greedy Fascist dog,
maybe Harry Reid would be nicer to him.
Excerpt: Pending sales of existing U.S. homes dropped
to a seven-year low in November, as rising
job losses and a deepening economic recession
kept potential house buyers on the sidelines.
The Home Sales Index dropped 4.0 percent to 82.3,
the lowest level since the series started in 2001.
That was worse than economists' expectations
for a 0.1 percent drop. November's reading was
5.3 percent lower than a year-ago and October's
pending home sales index was revised down to 85.7.
This is no surprise.
This is what happens when you take money from the middle class and
give it to billionaires.
If only we could get some Democrats to list the facts.
If anything can capsulize the Idiocrats that are
the Democratic Senate leaders it is
this situation regarding the nomination of Roland
Burris to take over Obama's seat.
After laying down and opening wide for virtually
every one of the Smirking Murderer's policies,
Harry Reid chooses THIS issue to make a stand.
It will have the same results as every other act
that Reid has opposed, to wit; his capitulation.
With the economy in shambles, our infrastructure
falling to pieces and an unjust war that seems
to have no end in sight, these dimwits should have
plenty of other issues to spend their time and
OUR money on.
The Democrats had 8 years of built in excuses
with Bush riding on the back of the Republican
Congressional elephant. It is now Reid and company's
turn to sit at the big people's table.
To see this asinine infighting after the
last 8 years makes me want to hurl my breakfast.
We are headed the way of ancient Rome if this
is a glimpse of "Change".
Glad I'm stocked up on Chinaco.
Excerpt: Is God real, or is he imaginary?
It is one of the most important questions you
can ask yourself.
If God is real and if God inspired the Bible,
then we should worship God as the Bible demands.
We should certainly post the Ten Commandments
in our courthouses and shopping centers, put
"In God We Trust" on the money and pray in our
schools. We should focus our society on God
and his infallible Word because our everlasting
souls hang in the balance.
On the other hand, if God is imaginary, then religion
is a complete illusion. Belief in God is nothing
but a silly superstition, and this superstition
leads a significant portion of the population to be delusional.
If God could really guarantee us immortality - we'd all join up, right?
People often ask me what sort of tells do players
give off in poker games, how can they pick off a bluff,
or how can they fold with confidence knowing
they are beat. The fact is you’ll rarely if ever pick up a tell
on somebody that’s 100% accurate. Following how
a person bets their hands during a session and studying
their betting patterns is far more likely to
lead you to coming to the right conclusion. All this said, I have a
few simple things to watch for tells.
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