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"Obama said he wants to look forward.
You know my father was a prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials. They were not a popular idea...Nuremberg became
a symbol of who we were. Even these thugs got a lawyer, even these thugs got a trial despite their
acts. And so we became a symbol of jurisprudence and the rule of law. Not to prosecute people or pursue them when
these acts occur is, in a sense, to invite them again."
-- Chris Dodd, getting some revenge on the White House for blaming
him for the AIG bonuses, Link
Excerpt: There's a story out tonight that Obama may pick
a Supreme Court nominee as early as this week, which doesn't surprise me
(and I still think, more than ever, that it will
be federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor). What does surprise me, a little,
bizarre interview with Sen. Orrin Hatch, (R-Grew
Up In a Chicken Coop) recounting his phone conversation with the president:
Hatch raised concerns initially that Obama
was using “buzz words” for a liberal activist justice by suggesting he
wanted someone who had “empathy” for the country’s problems.
But Obama told Hatch “that was not what he meant, and I take him at his
word ... and that he assured me that he would not
be picking a radical or an extremist for the court that he was very pragmatic
in his approach and that he would pick somebody who
would abide by the rule of law.”
Really! I mean heaven forbid we had someone up
there in a black robe actually caring about the problems and everyday
concerns of Americans, as opposed to the button-down
corporatist toadies we mostly have in there now.
I think it would be a mistake for Obama to pick a replacement for Souter
with five months to go.
The America whore media will hammer away at whoever Obama picks and
after five months of Nazy talk radio
and the whore networks and the Cable Fascists and the NYWhore Times
and the WaHoPo pounding and pounding away
at his pick, the poor bastard is going to be worthless - so why give
> Why do the religiously insane hate marijuana
so much when it helps people?
Alas, if it were only the religously insane, this
one would be so easy. Unfortunately, the real culprit is corporatism,
specifically Big Pharma (so what else is new?).
The so-called "health care" (an oxymoron if ever I saw one) industry
has exactly calibrated, practically to the penny,
how much they can extract from a Stage 4 cancer patient, in terms of
costs for drugs, hospitalizations, etc., in the
same way that the Nazis calculated just how little they needed to feed
labor camp prisoner to keep him alive and get
the maximum amount of work possible out of him, Big Pharma and
Big Medicine continue to suck up in research
grants from universities and government agencies, on the dubious premise
that their products and methods actually improve
The cancer industry makes Bernard Madoff look
like a humanitarian.
The Original Ninjalibrarian
If we could just get people to vote in their own self interests.
We can't even get the poorest of the poor to vote themselves a safety
Excerpt: The Republicans are concerned about checks and
The Specter switch has made conservatives remember
why they respected the Constitution in the first place.
Mitch the Bitch fretted that there was a “threat
to the country” and wondered if people would want the majority
to rule “without a check or a balance.”
Senator John Thune worried that Democrats would
run “roughshod” and said Americans wanted checks and balances.
Senator Judd Gregg mourned that “there’s no checks
and balances on this massive expansion on the size of government.”
Bill Kristol, (R-Handjob) noted, “This will make
it easier for the G.O.P. candidates in 2010.”
ha ha Whatever Bill Kristol is selling, I'll take $500
worth of the exact opposite.
Remember in 2002 when he said, "There's
no evidence that the Sunnis and Shiites are enemies?"
This is quite touching, given that the start of
the 21st century will be remembered as the harrowing era when an arrogant
Republican administration did its best to undermine
checks and balances. (Maybe when your reign begins with Bush v. Gore,
a Supreme heist that kissed off checks and balances,
you feel no need to follow the founding fathers’ lead.)
After so many years of watching a White House
upend laws, I now listen raptly when Obama plays the constitutional law
When asked about the Republican fear that he
will “ride roughshod over any opposition” and establish one-party rule,
“Congress is a coequal branch of government.”
You almost thought the professor in chief was going to ask the assembled
to please turn to page 317 in their Con Law book.
In THE THIN WHITE LINE, author Craig DiLouie presents
a terrifying vision about how
a pandemic might unfold, focusing on the Canadian
experience but relevant to any country.
Reading as if it were a non-fiction book describing
a pandemic that has already happened,
THE THIN WHITE LINE presents a realistic, meticulously
"Craig DiLouie provides us with a clairvoyant
glimpse of life during the coming influenza pandemic. . . ." —Grattan Woodson, MD, FACP
author of THE BIRD FLU MANUAL
"The real hate crime these days is the Orwellian
intimidation wielded by the Left against those that don’t think the
way they do. It’s worse than waterboarding."
-- Andrew Breitbart (R-Peabrain)
Words are worse than simulating drowning?
I have an idea - let's each get $10,000 and we'll meet in a room.
You can call me all the names you can think of and when you're
I'll hold your whore face underwater until you are forced to
And then I'll do it again.
And then I'll do it again.
And then I'll do it again.
And then I'll do it again.
And then I'll do it again.
And after 183 times, we'll let an unbiased jury decide which
of us had the worse day.
"I think what Rush does as an entertainer diminishes
the party and inserts into our public life a kind of nastiness
that we would be better to do without."
-- Colin Powell, (R-Soldier Killer) trying to make amends,
Excerpt: I don't have either the vocabulary or the literary
sensibility to explain with any eloquence why I oppose torture,
so I usually stay out of conversations like this.
Besides, they depress the hell out of me. But for the record, it
goes something like this.
I don't care about the Geneva Conventions or
U.S. law. I don't care about the difference between torture and "harsh
I don't care about the difference between uniformed
combatants and terrorists. I don't care whether it "works."
I oppose torture
regardless of the current state of the law; I
oppose even moderate abuse of helpless detainees; I oppose abuse of criminal
and religious heretics as much as I oppose it
during wartime; and I oppose it even if it produces useful information.
The whole point
of civilization is as much moral advancement
as it is physical and technological advancement...
Somebody else could explain this better than me.
But the consensus against torture is one of our civilization's few unqualified
moral advances, and it's a consensus won only
after centuries of horror and brutality. We just can't lose it.
I got a letter and a contribution from a fella named Peter who wrote:
"I disagree with you on torture, but I'm (more or less) a loyal reader..."
and I wish he would agree with me because I'm pretty sure I'm
Torture is a bad, bad thing - almost as bad as taking a human life,
but isn't there a thing called "Justifiable homicide?" Sure there is - and you're crazy if you don't believe in killing evil
men who are trying to rape or steal your kids.
I'm sure John Lennon and Bono and MLK and whoever else you'd like to
name would kill for their kids.
And if you'd kill to save your kids, you wouldn't break a kidnapper's
finger to find out where he buried them alive?
Would you sacrifice your kids to protect his finger and the sanctity
of your "No torture - ever" principle?
Sure, those are extreme circumstances that wouldn't likely happen to
you and me, but what about Obama?
You think he'd let Sacha and Malia die to preserve the sanctity of
the "No torture - ever" principle?
The ONLY place where we disagree is the use of the word "never," which
The Bush bastards used torture as a tool, like a fork at dinnertime.
They should be held accountable for their crimes.
Subject: Unka Dick's request
for release of CIA documents...
I quote from Ronald Kessler's exposition---"The
Bureau: The Secret History of the FBI" (St.Martin'sPress, 2002, p.230)
"In 1980, Congress passed the Classified Information
Procedures Act...the law known as the greymail statute because it was intended to prevent defendants
from trying to use the threat of exposure to win dismissal of the charges against them. The law permitted judges
(i.e., FISC) and defense lawyers to examine outside of public view classified information relating to their cases."
So what are the Democrat's afraid of ?
Perhaps they're worried UnkaDick might unleash
his still Top Secret goon squad?
"Under Mitch the Bitch, we have gone from 55
and to 40 Senate seats in two election cycles, and if I'm correct, we will wind up
with about 36 after this election cycle. So if leadership means anything, it means you don't lose... approximately
19 seats in three election cycles."
-- Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY), about Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), his
KY buddy, Link
Excerpt: Bizarre and, yes, repugnant as it is to our essentially
centrist country, Obama has broken that time-honored tradition.
On the campaign trail and as the leader of the
free world he is the first U.S. president to proclaim that he, like his
is not proud of his country, and
is all-too-willing to offer serial apologies – for America! – to Americans
and foreigners alike.
We also know that during his run for the presidency,
Obama expressed sneering condescension towards all those bible-clasping,
gun-owning yahoos who "cling" to those silly
things, and that in Europe he consistently gave voice to America’s supposed
But all that pales in comparison to the clear
contempt – looks more like hatred to me – that Obama feels for the United
and for its most revered founding document, the
In just the first 100-days of his tenure, Obama’s
words and actions have demonstrated that he is no friend of the country
You crazy whore.
Sometimes a good, old-fashioned "Fuck you"
is the best answer to pure horseshit.
Please continue writing such crap because the
Black man you hate (That's why, right?) has an 81% personal approval
rating. By telling these stupid and clumsy lies, you're
saying 81% of America hates their country and I can't wait to see
that tactic works for you in the 2010 and 2012
You didn't learn a thing from the 2006 and 2008
elections, so your education must continue.
Oh, and please continue following the advice
of the vulgar Pigboy and Sarah Palin.
Want to see what 80 Democratic senators looks
Excerpt: This past week has been, for the Republican Party,
what July 1789 was to the French monarchy.
Damn, I'm not that up on my 18th century French
history - I hope he explains what the fuck that means.
Don't you just hate that kind of shit writing
- where the guy's intent it not to enlighten or persuade, no,
this jerk wants you to know that he's smarter
than you and you'd do well not to forget that.
First Obama celebrated his first 100 days with
a knockout press conference, amid polls showing that he
is the most popular American since Neil Armstrong,
even though a majority thinks his economics policies
are going to land us in what George Bush the
First called 'deep doo-doo.'...
81% like the guy and I'd guess maybe 3% have a
clue about global economics
It's not the same, no matter how you try to fake
The week's second big thing was Arlen Spectre
(or is it spelled Specter?) (More cuteness from this ass)
announcing that he is leaving the Republican
Party, because if he stayed, he wouldn't win re-election.
More Selective Factivity - which is wrong
unless you're a comedian.
I wonder if this guy also writes for Roger Ailes
over at FOX News?
Specter said the party left him by going hard
to the Right, which is true.
I doubt Reagan would recognize what his party
Reagan used to say, "You
try for the whole loaf of bread, but you settle for half." Today's GOP says, "I want all the bread in
the world so you can go fuck yourself."
Say what you will, but you can't fault the man's
principles. Not since Gingrich shut down the
government because of bad seating on Air Force
One has a Republican taken a nobler stand.
And now Al Franken will become the 60th and decisive
vote in the new Democratic Senate.
Unless, that is, the Minnesota Republican Party
gets its act together and starts bribing those judges.
But failing that, the Democrats will have their
I have no idea what side the writer is on.
Maybe he's not the genius he thinks he is..
Excerpt: Whether it is the Swine Flu, gun control, bailouts,
or attempts to resuscitate social issues, irresponsible members of Congress
fringe groups make irrational claims that play
to people’s fears. It doesn’t seem to matter that many such positions rest
on thin air. There are enough takers who absorb
the gibberish and pass it along the word-of-mouth route. For anyone who
the “telephone” game at a kid’s party, you know
how twisted the original message becomes when the last person at the table
what was whispered to them. From a national perspective
what starts out as twisted becomes nightmarishly perverse as it travels
from place to place.
Unless one listens to the arch-conservative pundits
on talk radio and the radical right’s floor speeches in Congress, it is
a shock to hear the wild ramblings of some folks
in the countryside. Obama is a socialist/fascist who will take our guns
and set up FEMA
indoctrination camps they say. Get your semi-automatic
weapons and plenty of ammunition to stand against a government intent on
enslaving you, they say. It doesn’t occur to
them that if the government really had tyrannical motives a few guns in
their hands would
be no match for tanks rolling through their neighborhoods,
but never mind.
When Clinton was president, gun shops displayed Bill and Hillary posters
with "Sieg Heil" under them.
Gordon Liddy suggested, "Shoot for a federal
agent's head because he wears a bullet-proof vest."
Then Bush stole power and made it legal for him and Cheney to kidnap
and torture anyone in the world
and the voices of the Right fell silent because they had nobody but
spineless Reid & Pelosi to rail against.
Now that Obama is legally elected, gunshops are booming and bullet manufacturers
can't keep up.
and they call Obama a Facsist even tho he's the one who stopped
Bush's killing and torture spree.
Why can't the stupid people see that the GOP stole their rights, their
401Ks, their jobs and their homes?
Is it because they're stupid or because the Democrats refuse to list
Excerpt: Dear Kemp grandchildren -- all 17 of you: My
first thought last week upon learning that a 47-year-old
African-American Democrat had won the presidency
was, "Is this a great country or not?"
You may have expected your grandfather to be disappointed
that his friend John McCain lost (and I was),
but there's a difference between disappointment
over a lost election and the historical perspective of a
monumental event in the life of our nation.
Just think, a little over 40 years ago, blacks
had trouble even voting, much less running for high office.
A little over 40 years ago, in some parts of
America, blacks couldn't eat, sleep or even get a drink of
water using facilities available to everyone
else in the public sphere...
Next year, we will celebrate the 200th anniversary
of Abraham Lincoln's birth. I'm serving to help raise funds
for this historic occasion. President-elect Obama's
honoring of Lincoln in many of his speeches reminds us of
how vital it is to elevate these ideas and ideals
to our nation's consciousness and inculcate his principles
at a time of such great challenges and even greater
Someone asked about making online deposits to
Full Tilt Poker.
but since I have the brain of a seven year old,
I can't find the e-mail.
Apparently the corrective laws haven't been passed
yet, but the last time
I made a deposit it went right thru. I
don't remember if it was a credit card
or a debit card (It's been a while and my luck
has been pretty good lately)
but it was the quickest and easiest deposit ever.
And if you're not playing because you heard there
was some online cheating,
trust me, nobody is stealing money from
games and tournaments :)
Any bad stuff that happened was in the $5,000
games and they caught
If you DO sign up, tell them bartcop
They'll give us both some extra chips.
And if we can get 5 or 8 players to sign up, we can play our own
private tournaments which means some Bartcopper will
win the money.
I'd hate for a Republican to get any of it :)
If you have some self-control (Odd that I find myself in that category)
you can play for
about an hour for just $1.25
which is cheap entertainment in hard times AND
you might win.
Of course, seems like for $24.99 you should get
a nice cap and oral sex from a Playmate centerfold
but it's still a nice hat.
With my poker cap and my sunglasses and my bushy beard
I will intimidate those professional poker players :)
Subject: The Other
You quoted, partially:
> Our opponents who don't believe in these
things are basically barbarians. > They hate science, love fundamentalist religion,
disdain the rule of law and see no problem with changing standards of morality > for those seen as others - whether it's
torturing Muslims or denying marriage to gay couples.
Here’s how I see it. We, all of us, have
evolved in relatively small extended family groups, or tribes. We
are driven to protect our tribe
to the exclusion of all other tribes. I
believe this is the psychology behind team spirit. We no longer have
the luxury of smashing the skull
of the evil ones in the next valley, so we vicariously
do so via professional champions; or through our armed forces.
We are stuck with that. Some have strived
to overcome it with rational thought, aka rationalizations.
Most don’t. Most don’t even think about
it. The Other is not Us, hence of lesser stature.
Depending on a realization that the Other *is*
us to win elections into the future is a recipe for comeuppance.
Had the economy not collapsed, the straight talkin’
straight shootin’ war hero saint would have kicked the mollycoddling ass
of that Other currently holding the office of
President. Actually, he wouldn’t have been allowed to run, probably.
He was the
Old Bob Dole of 2008. Had the economy not
faltered, Mitt and his American Jesus would have headed the ticket, perhaps
allowing McCain to fill out the Cheney role,
and they would have won. Progressives need to recognize that and
deal with it
in the next year or so, or it’ll be GOP business
as usual for another ten years.
I have no clue how to combat those natural born
I leave that to the smart guys with IQs of under
"It’s the mother of all ironies...that the
kids who voted for Obama are the ones being fitted with shackles and chains. And they’re going to wake up one morning
to a tax rate is 65% or higher. Who is going to get out of bed in the morning if you realize that two-thirds or more
of your day is spent earning money? You are working for Uncle Sam and you
keep very little." -- Michelle Bachman, who's turning into Jim Inhofe
with a vagina,
You crazy bitch - you have it all backwards.
Bush was the arsonist who burned down the home.
Obama is the architect and builder of your new home.
Why blame thre architect for the arsonist's crimes?
And where was your concern for the children
when Bush was killing our soldiers and spending
billions per week on 2 wars that were not on the books?
> But it was the poorest people who voted to
give the super-rich more money > - people from MS, OK, AL and UT. I blame
the Democrats for refusing to list the facts.
Not all of us out here in UT are balls out crazy,
magic underwear wearing,
white salamander come unto me, follow the church
approved leader sheep.
I realize you put OK in there too, so you know
how I feel…
Actually out here in UT, it seems the political
winds may be shifting closer to 50/50…
It may be another 10 years, but I actually believe
we may have a majority of Dem. reps,
and senators by then. Honestly, even the right
out here are starting to hate hearing themselves speak.
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