"You can laugh at me, that's okay," she said, crying. 'But
I lost two people, and I know you think that's funny,
-- Midge Hough, heckled by heartless birther handjobs
when she told
a town hall meeting about her pregnant
from a lack of insurance Link
"LBJ wiretapped himself the way Nixon
did - and those calls showed how he agonized over whether to escalate the war, a course of action
he knew could not succeed. The parallels with the present day, and the upcoming decision by Obama
to escalate the war in Afghanistan are unmistakable and undeniable." -- Danny Schecter,
Can Obama avoid being another LBJ?
Can Obama avoid being another Nixon?
Can Obama avoid being (gulp) another George W. Bush?
Excerpt: Obama knows that patience with permanent war
is wearing out.
This is why he will insist that he is not committing
new troops indefinitely.
But that's still a death sentence for many, many
soldiers - why?
A senior administration official described the
policy Obama is likely to announce this way:
"It will not be open-ended, it will be limited
in time, and the focus will be on strategy, not the number of troops."
It's likely that the number of troops he'll send
will be below the 40,000 proposed by Gen. Stanley McChrystal.
Then it becomes
"Obama's war and he refused to give the military the tools to win." Why ask a general for advice and then
go against him?"
If you ask a general, "Can you win this?"
he'll say, "Yes - with the right tools." But what tools will turn those 11th century goat-herders
Obama has decided that Afghanistan is neither
Iraq nor Vietnam. This is a view that puts him at odds
with both the hawks, who constantly use the 2007
Iraq surge metaphor, and the doves, who constantly
look to Vietnam as a cautionary tale...
Looks like a lose-lose to me.
Why commit more troops to a lose-lose situation?
What's the point of getting those extra deaths?
If we're going to leave the summer that Obama
is up for re-election,
how can anyone justify the soldiers who will
die between then and now?
No issue has presented a tougher test for Obama's
nonideological pragmatism than Afghanistan.
Those with the greatest political stake in the
debate reject the middle ground and doubt the president
can think his way around the all-in-or-all-out
dilemma. Yet this is exactly the kind of thinking Obama
promised last year, and he's right to try to
make it work.
As John Lennon said, "We'd all love to see
the plan." What's the end game?
How do we know when to proclaim victory and leave?
I suspect we'll hear some bullshit like, "We're
trying to create an environment where the Afghan people can sustain and protect
themselves," which means nothing.
If we're going to quit anyway, why let all those hundreds or thousands
of soldiers die?
Poker Sidebar: Player A has a full house - Player B has nothing.
Player B bets $10,000, trying to bluff his way to victory.
Player A raises him $100,000 and Player B pretends he might
Poker players do this all the time.
If you throw your cards away immediately, it looks like you nad nothing.
This is what Obama seems to be doing.
The difference is, men are dying while he stalls for time.
If we're going to get out, let's get out now and save those lives.
Our only other alternative would be to invade Pakistan and that would
surely signal the beginning of the Mother of all Holy Wars so what
are we waiting for?
"With all eyes on Fox News due to the White
House's "war" on the network, now is not the time for its employees to be making glaring
errors. But that's what's happened in several instances recently, and FOX has been embarrassed by it.
So now network executives are cracking down, and according to an internal memo, "jobs are on the
line." -- Alex
The FOX whores aren't making "mistakes," they're telling lies
like their bosses asked them to.
Trust me, FOX leaked their own memo to pretend they want these
"mistakes" to stop.
I practically started to cry. How can she
do this to her child?
A special needs child used as a prop in
This, with a quick handoff to "dad" so
she can talk her,
"only those who agree with me are 'real'
John in Ventura, CA
Watch how Sarah gets off the bus holding Trig so the
whore press can take pictures of Sarah the Martyr.
Once the photo-op is over, she hands Trig off to the help.
Excerpt: Everything – and I mean everything – that
has ever gone wrong for Sarah Palin was someone else’s fault.
Sarah’s lackluster performance during her interview
with Frank Murkowski when she somehow made the
short-list of candidates to succeed Frank in
the U.S. Senate? That was Frank and his Attorney General,
my friend Gregg Renkes’s, fault.
The Troopergate scandal? Walt Monegan and the Democratic members
of the Alaska Senate pulled that mean-spirited
prank on a blameless Sarah. The nationally televised interview
with Katie Couric that branded Sarah Palin as
an ignorant and uneducated laughingstock? Katie sandbagged her.
The fabulously disastrous Thanksgiving television
interview when Governor Palin pardoned a turkey while in the
background unpardoned turkeys were having their
heads shoved down a funnel and their throats slit?
Sandbagged again. That time by a local TV news
Don’t take my word for it. Thumb through Going
Rogue on your own.
Page after page after page. It’s always someone
When discussing Herbert Herbert and Barbara Bush,
Richard Nixon is reported to have said that George
was a nice guy. “But his wife. That woman knows
how to hate.” Since Dick meant that as a compliment,
he would be impressed with Sarah’s penchant for
settling scores. Because scattered throughout its content
Going Rogue contains an enemies list as
long as the list Nixon and his henchmen compiled during Watergate.
Even though health care reform will actually save
money, all I hear out of the news media
is that we don't have enough money for health
care. Not true! What we have enough money
for is the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. What we
have enough money for tax cuts for the rich.
We have enough money for bank and insurance company
bailouts. We have enough money
for tax credits for big oil. We have enough money
to give away trillions to the super rich,
but we don't have enough money for health care?
"There ain't going to be no money for nothing
if we pour it all into Afghanistan. If they ask for an increased troop commitment in Afghanistan,
I am going to ask them to pay for it. On the merits, I think it is a mistake to deepen our
involvement. But if we are going to do that, then at least we ought to pay for it. Because if we don't,
if we don't pay for it, the cost of the Afghan war will wipe out every initiative we have to rebuild our own
economy." -- House Appropriations
Chairman David Obey, asking Obama to pay for his war,
"Holy Joe Lieberman is a man of many parts.
He is a sleazebag, a warmongering Neocon, a sanctimonious backstabber, "Armageddon"
John Hagee's "Zionists bring the Second Coming" Reacharound Buddy, a serial betrayer
of the leaders of the Democratic Party...and many other things which could not be adequately described
given the family nature of your publication. One thing he emphatically is not is a 'Senate Democrat'." -- driftglass, after
the whore AP identified Kissyface as a Democrat, Link
Excerpt Obama is not planning to increase (or, for that
matter, decrease) his involvement in the health care debate
even as legislation enters a pivotal moment in
the United States Senate.
Just days after the Senate passed a historic measure,
allowing health care reform to come to the floor for
amending and debate, White House Press Secretary
Robert Gibbs essentially stuck to the maxim,
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it," when describing
the administration's upcoming approach.
"I think the president will continue to play the
role that he and his team have played (so far)," Gibbs said.
'I don't think we would be at this point if the
president and his team hadn't played roles in getting
this process to the point of where it is.'"
Things are going so well, we're going to stay the course?
The only silver lining I see is that Reid and Pelosi look worse than
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These people who are angry at Sarah for not signing
their books have to realize
that if they had half a fucking brain to begin
with, they wouldn’t have wasted their money
on the second-rate work of fiction by a lying
quitter in the first place, let alone waste even
a second of our limited time on earth waiting
to see the fraud.
I have no sympathy for these people, and only
wish the ones who complained about waiting
in the cold all day come down with a deathly
case of pneumonia so it will rid the country of
at least a few of the too-stupid-to-breath clan
who worship the bitch.
Excerpt: The hoopla over Palin’s memoir is the latest
sign that the madness, which has dominated American political life
for most of the last three decades, has returned
– and may be on its way to a political restoration in 2010 and beyond.
The outbreak of Palin-mania follows the right-wing
enthusiasm over the accusations about Obama’s being born in Kenya,
the phenomenon around Glenn Beck, the Tea Party
rallies, and last summer’s town hall disruptions over health-care reform.
This excitement has given hope to national Republicans
who believe they’re headed toward a return to power. They have even
succeeded in shifting the blame for the massive
federal debt and the bank bailouts onto Obama and Tim Geithner, when those
mostly handled the messy triage after George
W. Bush left behind a multi-car crash with bodies scattered all around.
The Republicans also are gaining traction with
the old nostrum that got the United States into the current calamity, a
of Reagan’s mantra of tax cuts for the rich,
a smaller social safety net, corporate deregulation, and a tough-talking
Their "free market" message is wrapped around
clever talking points that appeal to many Americans conditioned for decades
to despise “lib-rhuls.” Yet, some GOP arguments
are head-snapping, such as the Republican anti-health-reform claim that
party's goal is to protect Medicare.
While the Right are having fun returning to this
politically promising world of make-believe, Obama and the Democrats
are plodding forward with all the joy of bedraggled
war refugees dragging their life’s belongings behind them in an oxcart.
But Obama's policy is "If it ain't broke, don't
fix it." Obama doesn't see the problems that most Democrats see.
I don't know whoever is Obama's "foriegn" etiquette
advisor, but he/she/they suck.
In Japan, either you bow, or you shake hands.
Also, EQUALS bow towards each other in precisely
the same manner.
For Obama to bow and quiveringly shake hands
while Slopie the emperor (I'm just as
critically tasteless towards Caucasian royalty)
merely stands there while stupidly grinning
is for Obama to make a horribly effective international
statement of inferiority.
Essentially,Obama's Zio-advisors just made him
perform like the house-negro he is.
Well-spoken? Yes ... but still just a neo-con
I'm just glad he didn't talk with his mouth full of food and he didn't
sexually molest any women when he was on foreign soil the way Der Monkey
"I grew up a Democrat in a Democrat family.
My husband and I both worked on Jimmy Carter's presidential campaign. The first time
I ever came to Washington was to dance at Walter Mondale's inaugural ball. It was a thrill for
my husband and me..." -- Michelle Bachmann,
birther teabagging queen of the handjobs,
I don't get it - can somebody straighten
Mondale lost the election in November.
Why did Bachmann travel to Washington in
January for his inaugural ball that never happened?
Excerpt: The Sunday I visited First Southern Baptist Church
was the weekend following the Fort Hood tragedy.
“Ladies and gentlemen,” Pastor Wiley Drake said
as he addressed his California flock.
“If they’re a Muslim, they’re a danger to this
country.” Statements like these are a dime a dozen in "Wiley
Political correctness isn’t a concern to Drake.
And yet, his assertions about Muslims are far from his most controversial.
What has garnered him the most media attention
is what he said to Alan Colmes (D-Wimp) in June.
“Are you praying for his death?" Colmes asked
Drake, referring to Obama. "Yes," Drake replied.
"So you're praying for the death of the president?"
Colmes asked. "Yes."
"You would like for the president die?" Colmes
asked once more, as if his ears were continually lying to him.
'If he does not turn to God and does not turn
his life around, I am asking God to enforce imprecatory
prayers that are throughout the Scripture that would
cause him death, that's correct.'"
If Repubs who don't want any of their tax
dollars funding abortions (under any circumstances),
well then the only right thing to do is for every
republican in America, who has health care -
check their policies and if their health insurance
plan covers abortion (most do)
then they should immediately drop their coverage!
(pounding knuckledraggers daily on the
Mississippi Gulf Coast)
Abortion is like root canal - if you don't want one, don't get one.
But if you have to have it, the service should be available.
And these same Rethugs who don't want their tax money spend in certain
During Vietnam, when someone said, "I don't wish to fund this illegal
war," they were told to "Love America or leave it."
Excerpt: Chase Whitestead and Erick Stroll of "New Left
Media" set out to determine just what was it about Sarah Palin
that impelled her supporters to stand in massive
lines for hours for the chance to meet her at book signings.
They interviewed several of her supporters who
were waiting in line at a Borders bookstore in Columbus, Ohio.
These fans expressed very strong support for
Palin, but it was generally couched in vague generalities about her
being "real" and "strong" and 'fair.'"
Subject: non-sequitor ramblings
from Mark Russell Berns
Get em Greg, shit, Barts going to have to abandon
Facebook, notice his
rape and pillage sign on the bottom of every
Bartcop page. The Mason sign.
I have no idea what he's trying to say.
Actually my brother and Bart have the same sense
of imperial Darwinism.
They think no matter what the cost preserve the
lifestyle of Americanism and "progress".
Okies finally get an NBA team. Ha, musty be seeing
the castles on cul de sacs for 400k.
Does this make any sense to anybody?
Lots of trailer trash kings to be dethroned.
None of the leaders of today are qualified to
get us out of this mess.
We need ecologists, and the guidance of trackers.
People who study the natural elements in life
and set up systems accordingly.
Its called permaculture.
Excerpt: There was a time when we had the Pope dictate
the laws of the land, and it
was called the Dark Ages for that reason. Do
you want the Pope to tell you
what's wrong and what's right, what should be
legal and what not? Then make
that point every time the subject comes up: this
isn't about abortion at all,
it's about the Pope wanting to tell Americans
what to do, hiding his agenda
behind pictures of the dead unborn.
House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero, R-Norwalk,
pictured standing, far right,
speaks while colleagues play solitaire Monday
night as the House convened to vote on a new budget. (AP)
The guy sitting in the row in front of these
two... he's on Facebook,
and the guy behind Hennessy is checking out the
These are the folks that couldn't get the budget
out by Oct. 1, Seriously!!!
Subject: appeasing Republicans
and catering to the Blue Dogs
The President appears MIA regarding health
It could be that he knows the bill will be crap,
due to the watering down/change that takes place to appease 4 people.
It could be he's being advised to stay silent
and just let "Congress work it out".
It could be he's simply overwhelmed by taking
this on - along with the economy, 2 wars, big deficits and so on.
I really can't figure where he is.
He reminds me a little of a shapeshifter.
Dems are in a Catch-22 position, mostly of their
I don't see the White House helping much, even
though the President will reap what Congress sows.
If Congress pass a bad health bill (to placate
Blue Dogs) they lose next year,
if they don't pass any health bill they lose
But perhaps the Rethugs will kill the bill, as
they have promised to do.
Unfortunately (imo) Democratic Party consists
of competing/conflicting parts,
Because of that, even with a majority, real reform
may remain a pipe dream,
and moving ahead on Obama's promised agenda,
Leave it to the Dems to screw things up.
I don't know anything about health care legislation,
but pushing a bill that's 2,000 pages long is sure suicide.
First, it guarantees that no lawmaker will read it.
Second, 2,000 pages gives the rethugs an excuse to scream
"More runaway bureaucracy." Third, I wish Obama would come to work.
I think he should cancel all those cutesy photo-ops, the idiotic pardoning
of the f-ing turkey and the lighting of the f-ing tree and all that
He should cancel visits to meet third graders and all that crap and
come to work.
There are 159
shows online to listen to and more are coming
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Subject: 9/11 conspiracies
Bart, yesterday, Wes in Baltimore wrote:
> Next you'll be embedding clips from "Loose
He's throwing that out like naturally anybody
watching "Loose Change" is nuts.
The fact is, Loose Change does nothing more than
ask questions, and using clips from mainstream
news and clippings from mainstream newspapers,
point out places where the official story doesn't fly.
If you think Loose Change is crazy, then you
must think all the sources they quote, USA Today,
New York Times, Fox News, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS,
Washington Post...they're all conspiracy nuts.
I've seen that movie twice, and I don't remember
any crazy claims in it.
Only well-sourced and documented evidence that
the story we got from the government ain't right.
The truth is the Bush bastards bankrolled Hitler.
They made a deal with Iranian terrorists to get
Reagan "elected" and then had dinner
with the family of John Hinckley the night before
he shot Reagan.
Herbert-Herbert Bush became president in 1981
and stayed in office for 12 years.
They invented an excuse to go to war in 1991
and 2001 for pure profit.
They crashed the economy and emptied the treasury
and they stole 30% of the vaule of
every home in America and they stole trillions
from the stock market/housing crash last year
They also stole $10-20 from every family in America
each time they filled up their car.
And watching them closely makes us "conspiracy
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