ďThere are some things that I have that are
huge. And I havenít said them because Iím not gonna hurt her that wayÖ You know,
I mean, if I really wanted to hurt her, I could, very easily. But Iím not gonna do it. Iím
not going that far.Ē -- Levi Johnston, saying
he's got serious dirt on McCain's swimsuit model,
Excerpt: It must be very lonely being the last flat-earther.
Inhofe stands alone.
Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, committed climate-change
denier, found himself in a position Tuesday as the
Senate environment committee, on which he is
the ranking Republican, took up legislation on global warming.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-Gay.) was in talks with
Democrats over a compromise bill -- the traitor! And as Inhofe listened,
fellow Republicans on the committee -- turncoats!
-- made it clear that they no longer share, if they ever did, Inhofe's
that man-made global warming is the "greatest
hoax ever perpetrated on the American people."
"Eleven academies in industrialized countries
say that climate change is real; humans have caused most of the recent
warming," -- Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Flannel.).
"I want to get us beyond high-carbon fuels
and focus on conservation, nuclear, natural gas and new technologies like
electric cars." -- oil-state senator, David
"Climate change is a serious and complex issue
that deserves our full attention." -- industrial-state senator, George Voinovich
...and then there's poor Pissquik Inhofe.
"Science is not settled! Everyone knows it's not settled!"
Inhofe called for more oil drilling. His aides
sent out an e-mail --
'We should fear a deep temperature drop --
not catastrophic global warming.' "
You can't reason with insane people like Inhofe.
Like Reagan, he knows what he knows and no evidence
will change his stubborn mind.
"Lieberman was...dead in his water with his
own voters before today. They overwhelmingly support the public
option. The Republican governor of Connecticut
supports the public option and introduced one. And now, he goes public
saying he will block a vote on the public
option? This is like saying, 'I don't care if you elect me, again.'
-- Keith Olbermann, Link
I have question:
Will Obama campaign for Kissyface in the summer of 2012?
Alcohol based products are both anti-bacterial
and anti-viral as they will kill both viruses and bacteria.
Regular soap will cleanse your hands of both bacteria
and viruses, but not kill them. It's still a good idea
to wash your hands regularly. I would caution
against the use of anti-bacterial soaps as they can give rise
to resistant strains of bacteria (think
It's preferable to use either regular soap or
alcohol-based cleaners. Think of it like this, regular soap
is a good bouncer that gets rid of the
crasher at the door. Anti-bacterial soap is a bouncer that gets rid
of the crasher at the door, but pisses off the
crasher in the process, and some of the crashers have guns.
Alcohol based cleaners identify the crashers
and beheads them at the door.
Eric from Boston, Sent from iPhone
Excerpt: Journalism has a special, hallowed place for
stories of its practitioners' persecution.
There is no higher claim to journalistic integrity
than going to jail to protect a source.
...unless your source IS the government AND they're
lying to you.
I'd be fine with Steno Judy going to jail and
staying there to protect Cheney's right to lie.
And the Newseum in Washington, D.C., establishes
the profession's legitimacy with a memorial to fallen scribes,
thus drawing an implicit connection between the
murdered abolitionist editors of long ago and the struggling outfit
that gave you this morning's page-one story about
cute pets in Halloween costumes.
Yeah, but the Newseum also built a shrine to Saint
Russert, the sex-obsessed sellout.
But no journalistic operation is better prepared
to sing the tragedy of its own martyrdom than Fox News.
To all the usual journalistic instincts it adds
its grand narrative of Middle America's disrespectful treatment by the
Persecution fantasy is Fox News's lifeblood;
give it the faintest whiff of the real thing and look out for a gale-force
As the Obama administration has discovered by
now. A few weeks ago, after Fox had scored a number of points against
administration figures and policies, administration
spokesmen decided it was time to start fighting back. Communications
Director Anita Dunn called FOX "a wing of the
GOP," while Obama himself reportedly dismissed it for following "a talk
The network's moaners swung instantly into self-pitying
action likening the administration's combative attitude
to Richard Nixon's famous 'enemies list.'
"Obama can switch Lieberman's vote. It was
Obama, after all, who campaigned for Lieberman when everyone else deserted him, and it was Obama who
intervened to save Lieberman's position in the Democratic caucus last December. Lieberman owes Obama. Currently, Lieberman
is making a mockery of Obama by letting Obama save him, and then knifing the president every step of
the way. It's time for the President to call in his chits with Lieberman,
or destroy Lieberman - Obama has the power to
-- John Aravosis, Link
Yes, Obama should do that - but he won't.
If I understand what I read, Obama dumped the public option and
spineless Harry Reid forced Obama to take it back.
How much trouble are we in when spineless Harry Reid is
pushing the president around?
Obama wants to make nice-nice with his enemies and he can't muster
the will to use force.
This is a serious mistake on Obama's part.
When will he learn that some people are going to attack - no
"George W. Bush was and is an idiot.
A shallow, stupid man of crude appetites when younger, his life would have been of no consequence had not
the Republican party chosen him as the public face of the Cheney government. I doubt he has to this day any coherent
idea of how he found himself in the White House or who made the decisions while he lived there. He was only a
pawn in their game.
Because Al Gore rolled over and played
dead and did not misbehave or act out or fight for himself and his
country, the Supreme Court short-circuited the
system and gave us George Bush, his stupidity, his wars, his coddling of
the rich and his courting of crazies in the
far fringes of Christian American Medieval backwardness.
Then, because John Kerry was an inept
fool who ran a campaign that largely ran away from everything honorable he had once done and believed in, we
were blessed with a second term of Cheney and his wooden-headed puppet." -- that reads like
bartcop.com but it was written by by Christopher Cooper over
at Common Dreams, Link
This is an excellent column - got time to read it all?
Wait one cotton-pickin' minute.
I live in Florida and KNOW this backward, ignorant
state will opt-out.
I'm no teabagger.
To the contrary, I fight with those idiots every
chance I get.
And now I won't get the healthcare I voted for?
Eileen, you and I live with cave people and the majority rules.
But won't it be funny to see people confronting their Rethugs politicians? "My cousin in New York gets health care, but you
voted no for Florida? Why do you want my family to go bankrupt,
I forget what the scorecard in on stimulus money, but some senators
argued against it the loudest were angry when their checks were late.
Excerpt Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger typically attaches
a message to bills he signs or vetoes telling lawmakers why he took the
two tings... I like da dope and I like da tiddys."
A Democratic assemblyman who heckled the governor
during a recent event in San Francisco
actually received two messages: the veto letter
itself and a not-so-subtle rebuke creatively hidden within it.
Like a find-the-word puzzle, the second message
was visible by stringing together the first letter of each line
down the left-hand margin. It consisted of a
common four-letter vulgarity followed by the letters "y-o-u."
"My goodness. What a coincidence," lied
Schwarzenegger spokesman Aaron McLear.
"If Dick Cheney can support
(gay) marriage, so can every Senator. We must not rest until we have
(gay) marriage in all fifty of these
-- Chuck Schumner, wondering why Obama is to Cheney's right on civil rights,
Hey Chuck, are you shying away from using the G-word?
"McCain lost my support when he chose a vaccuous
tart as his running mate, and Obama would have lost me even faster
if he chose that loveless shrew Hillary."
-- Chris, who has a problem with women in politics, Link
Excerpt: During ESPN's broadcast of the Minnesota-Ohio
State game Saturday, a graphic was shown listing the
top five drivers in NASCAR's points race.
Chris Spielman asked, "Where was Montoya?"
Griese replied he was "out having a taco."
While Bob apologized on air, the flip joke of
a comment cost him a week without work on ESPN.
I wonder why Bob would "go there" and it signals
that Griese saw the man as Latino first, then a person,
but Bob also appologized for it. But I suppose
a week of forced vacation won't hurt him.
Still, I agree with "CubanJoe" who wrote: "Why
all the fuss over nothing? To suspend someone over
a remark like the one he made is beyond me. I
am Hispanic and that coment would not affect me one bit.
Taco Bell is more American than Spanish any way.
I don't see anything racist about Griese's remark.
What if he'd said an American was out eating a
What if he'd said an Italian was out eating a
What if he'd said a Mexican was out eating
If you think what he said was racist, I'll bet
you can't explain why.
"Oh, come on Bart, you know why it's
racist" is not an acceptable answer.
Plus, the clowns in the booth have been ordered
to not allow a single second of "dead air,"
which I would rather hear than their machine-gun, never-stop flow of trivial
If you're not allowed to take a breath and think
between sentences, mistakes will happen more often.
If I was at a live baseball game and some Clavin
next to me wouldn't shut up, I might have to pop him.
I saw a little of the first World Series game
and Joe Buck, the most boring TV head of all time, and Tim McCarver were yapping like an entire
room full of Chatty Cathy dolls.
Joe Buck ...and I'm Tim McCarver
and we never, ever shut the fuck up..."
Has America's attention span really shrunk to
the point that people will hit the remote
if the idiots on TV stop their endless yammering
for a single, solitary second?
Hoh really tells it like it is. And he has the stones to
back it up, he quit and is not afraid to say why.
The Afghan war must end ASAP, whatever you think
is the case is likely wrong.
Al-Qaeda has no more monkey bars and training
bases in Afghanistan.
The Taliban a brutal and vicious lot, is who
will be in charge, the Karzai puppet will never
be accepted and occupying their land to prop
up this toady is destined for failure.
Gasoline for the Marines (just the Marines) runs
$400/gallon, and they use 800,000 gallons each DAY
to kill people (that's the Marines' job), this
is not about freedom, safety or anything else but money and power.
Al Franken pointed out (to Hannity's face, no
less) how nonsensical the argument was that some staffer pranked Rush
by putting Chelsea's picture up. The lead-in
to the joke was "We all know there's a White House cat" - cue picture of
- "Did you know there's a White House dog?" What
could the "planned" joke possibly have been, some random dog's photo?
But the average dittohead (like Hannity) probably
buys the explanation.
Surely you mentioned this in a back issue; I
just reread Franken's "Lies" book.
Wes in Baltimore
Rush did a "White House dog" joke and Chelsea's picture appeared.
He said it was "an accident by an un-named
staffer," but why tell the joke
if the opunchline is an accidental surprise that he had to apologize
Excerpt: Itís official. The Blue Dogís fundraising slowdown
was not just a symptom of the dog days of summer.
Public disclosure forms indicate that over September,
the coalitionís PAC took in its smallest monthly total yet this year.
Our analysis of the fiscally conservative and
increasingly influential Blue Dog Coalition and its funding noted that
political action committee had averaged more
than $176,000 in receipts from other PACs over the first half of 2009.
Their monthly haul dropped to a surprisingly
low $27,000 in July, rebounded somewhat in August,
and but then dropped again to just $12,500 in
Some pro-Obama Democrats need to run against them in the primaries.
Let's get the word out:
Stand with your president or watch your funds dry up.
> I paid $25 for my flu shot and it made me
angry. > I know America is broke, but charging $25
for flu shots means lots of people won't get them.
I was at my family doctor yesterday discussing
the results of my recent colonoscopy (which cost me not one dime).
As I was leaving, he suggested I get my flu shot.
He's not using the newly-developed swine-flu vaccine because he
feels it hasn't been tested thoroughly enough.
He said the normal flu shot should be sufficient.
The nurse gave me the shot and I was gone.
Total time at the doctor's office: 15 minutes.
Total cost $0. I do pay 10 Euros per yearly quarter however.
Yeah, a "public option" for health care sucks.
Excerpt: "In 1993 and 94, Lieberman consistently opposed
President Clinton's reform bill - which did not have a public option.
Now, Lieberman will filibuster the Obama plan,
which has a public option, and he opposed the Clinton reform plan, which
Anything that protects consumers, it seems, is
a bridge too far for Sen. Lieberman.
Lieberman sided with insurance companies against
sick people, and with insurance companies against citizens who want to
to protect their rights in court. As The New
York Times reported, "Many of Mr. Lieberman's friends said he had no alternative
but to take this position because it was the
one favored by the insurance industry. The industry is important to Connecticut's
economy and has generously donated to Mr. Lieberman's
campaigns over the years."
But in fairness to Sen. Lieberman, that's just
what his friends said back in 2000, not what he says today.
What he says today is that President Obama is
"trying to do too much at once."
Too much at once? Too much at once? Why didn't
that occur to Sen. Lieberman when we were fighting a war in Afhganistan,
and he was cheerleading for an invasion of Iraq?
Too much at once? How about 4,351 dead American heroes who gave their
lives in a war that Joe Lieberman didn't think
was doing too much?
As a physician treating many patients with the
novel H1N1 influenza virus infection (the seasonal influenza A
being predicted is also an H1N1 virus), I don't
think it's realistic to shut down all the schools but the advice
regarding hand sanitizers is good and being followed
already, and the health department is trying to vaccinate
all the students, starting with the youngest.
This is a pandemic so there is no way to wait it out and hope it goes away.
As a single mother, bringing my children to work
with me while the school closes down for an undetermined
period of time (since I am treating adult patients
during this current pandemic) puts all parties at risk. As opposed to
the clusterf#@k that was the planning for Hurricaine
Katrina, this has actually been working so far.
I'm glad finally the administration is treating
Fox like the propaganda network it is. Thanks for the link to the
court papers regarding the Andrea Makris suit.
I feel sorry for the legal secretary who typed up all that drivel.
Any decent person would be mortified to have
been known for such outright harassment, but like many of his
colleagues, O'Reilly seems to have no shame.
I was also surprised to "learn" that Gretchen Carlson was an
Honors Graduate from Stanford since she had to
google the word "ignoramus" after hearing Hugo Chavez use it
in a UN speech. At least she was honest.
As far as all the handwringing and clucking tongues
about Obama's Nobel Peace Prize, they are just plain jealous.
A lot of my patients who work with the State
Department or otherwise travel overseas for their work definitely
a difference in how the rest of the world perceives
us as Americans in choosing an intelligent and educated man as
our leader rather than a drama queen who liked
to play dress up (although it apparently gave G.Gordon Liddy a
hard-on to see Dubya in his flight suit.)
So it is no accident or "boy crush" that Obama was chosen for that honor.
Excerpt: Is there a more hypocritical figure in American
politics than Joe Kissyface Lieberman? The bastard declared Tuesday
that he would support a filibuster of any health
care reform bill that has a public option--even the version with the "trigger"
compromise accepted by Republican Sen. Olympia
Snowe--because it might cost money.
"I think that a lot of people may think that the
public option is free," said Lieberman, one of the Senate's big spenders,
in a suddenly frugal mood. "It's not. It's going
to cost the taxpayers and people that have health insurance now,
and if it doesn't, it's going to add terribly
to our national debt."
your kid's lives are important to you, but they're not important to me.
This from a senator who helped run up the national
debt since 9/11 by pushing to raise the military budget to its
highest level since World War II. It is a budget
inflated by enormous expenditures on high-tech weaponry irrelevant
to combating terror, such as the $2-billion-a-piece
submarines--produced in his home state of Connecticut--that he
claimed were needed to combat al-Qaida, a landlocked
enemy holed up in caves. The same week that he and others
in Congress passed a $680-billion defense bill
larded with pork of the sort he has always supported, Lieberman is
worried about the impact of a very limited public
option on the debt.
How many times will Obama make the same mistake before he learns the
He was all nice-nice to McCreaky and got stabbed in the back for his
He was all nice-nice to Kissyface after the election and got stabbed
in the back for his troubles.
Does our president have a learning disability?
Why does he keep making the same mistakes?
Excerpt: If you ever doubted that Americans were a twee
and craven people who can't even be bothered to hold their worst monsters
accountable for their crimes, or that Barack
Obama is a worthless excuse of a president, or that the left is non-existent,
the fact that George W. Bush is now enjoying
his ninth month of retirement. Here's a guy who killed more than two million
bankrupted the country, and I don't even feel
like listing all his crimes because we've been through this so often before--and
isn't even the slightest interest in holding
him accountable, much less throwing him in prison.
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