"George W. Bush might have made a terrific
Baseball commissioner, but he was a lousy president. The Republican Party needs to become,
once again, a party guided by basic conservative principles. We need to think about more than just
the next election - or what the polls say we should do. Instead, we need to make decisions based on
what’s good for our country in the long term." -- Tom Pauken,
a former chairman of the Texas Republican Party,
Excerpt: The proverb that the enemy of my enemy is my
friend party explains why Palin stopped by Leno last night.
She and Leno have a common foe in Letterman and
by teaming up they likely delivered a ratings blow to Dave
who feebly counterprogrammed with Mitt Romney.
Palin’s poll numbers have plummeted to alarming
depths. More than 70 percent of all Americans – and more than
half the GOP – say she is unqualified for the
presidency. And there are only 23 months until the Iowa caucuses.
So she was wise to sit down with Leno, who loves
Republicans like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Fred Thompson
and Mike Huckabee - and don’t forget the child-molesting
vulgar Pigboy, Rush Limbaugh.
Little was required of Palin last night. She participated
in the obligatory cold open gag – informing Leno that,
instead of cue cards, his monologue would be
printed on her hands – walked onto stage to the tune of
“Everyday People,” and smiled and laughed through
Leno’s please-like-me questioning.
Actual Leno question: “With you, it seemed
like they kind of went after your family. Is that fair?" Oddly enough, Palin agreed with his premise.
Leno is following his good friend Dennis Miller into obscurity.
Excerpt: We owe Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney an apology.
They were right about Obama.
They were right about the corporate state. They
had the courage of their convictions and they
stood fast despite wholesale defections and ridicule
by liberals and progressives.
Obama lies as cravenly, if not as crudely, as
George W. Bush. He promised us that the transfer
of $12.8 trillion in taxpayer money to Wall Street
would open up credit and lending to the average
consumer. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
(FDIC), however, admitted last week that banks
have reduced lending at the sharpest pace since
I'm not sure Obama's inaccurate predictions of
the future equal "Nader was right." Obama was in uncharted territory when
he took office and he followed the advice
of the experts - who may have been lying to him
- time will tell.
Had Obama NOT taken the action that he did, and
we lost GM, Ford and Chrysler,
and lost, say, 5,000 banks and if VISA and Mastercard
went under, etc etc etc.
America might be a very different place.
Today we have a weak but functioning economy.
If McCain had won, America might look like Haiti
right now - we just don't know.
As a senator, Obama promised he would filibuster
amendments to the FISA Reform Act that
retroactively made legal the wiretapping and
monitoring of millions of American citizens without warrant;
instead he supported passage of the loathsome
legislation. He told us he would withdraw American troops
from Iraq, close the detention facility at Guantánamo,
end torture, restore civil liberties such as habeas corpus
and create new jobs. None of this has happened.
I'm not happy about Obama's lurch to the right
or his refusal to come to work, but I think a more
accurate assessment might be that, after one
quarter of this Super Bowl, quarterback Obama is 4-for-15
but there are still three quarters to play -
I suggest we stand behind him a little longer.
It's easy for Nader to stand on the sidelines
and scream, "Everybody sucks."
When he had a chance to affect the game, he had
"other priorities," like Cheney with Vietnam.
Excerpt: I've been writing about various states just beginning
campaigns for single-payer healthcare.
Pennsylvania is on the cusp of completing one.
They claim to have the best legislation, which
will provide everyone with healthcare, pay for it, and in fact
save people and businesses money, as well as
getting around the federal restrictions that Kucinich has attempted
unsuccessfully thus far to waive for states.
In Pennsylvania they have Democratic and Republican cosponsors.
Imagine that in Washington, D.C.! And they have
a governor ready to sign the bill into law.
Health Care for All Pennsylvania clearly has one
of the best websites. Pennsylvania's
campaign makes a good
model for other states to learn from and provides
resources other states might do well to borrow or modify.
This website is full of info explaining the benefits
of state-level single-payer healthcare, plus all kinds of references
for further reading, and even a good list of
links to similar campaigns in other states.
If Pennsylvania can do it - fine.
Other states can look at their model and copy
But what will knuckledrag states like Oklahoma
I believe most Okies would rather die than copy
health care from "Back East."
It would be a nice change if things were paid
for, by regular Joes or by government. Bunning is on the right track.
Maybe in the meantime people who "need" my money
will sell their home theaters and blu-ray collections, 5 guitars, 2nd SUV,
I don't have any of those things, but I have
savings for a rainy day and have never had my unemployment extended (so
much for equal under law).
At the very least make people pay it back interest-free,
put up collateral until they do, etc.
Where's the personal responsibility? Bunning
has some at least.
By the way, I hated Bush. It just so happens
I can see that Obama is just as much of a lying opportunistic bullshitter.
How could I notice that "all" your predictions have panned out exactly
since I don't remember having contact with you before today.
This isn't meant as an insult, but you sound like a Republican.
For eight years, Bush borrowed money to give to the super rich and
to wage wars
and I don't recall hearing from you that this was an outrage that needed
to be stopped.
I don't recall Bunning trying to stop Bush, either.
But the minute a Democrat gets in office and tries to save what's left
people like you and Bunning claim THIS spending is wasteful and must
be paid for ASAP.
That makes no sense.
If you want to be a fiscal conservative - fine.
But don't suddenly become one after a Black guy takes power.
BTW, I clicked on that link you were bragging about and didn't see anything
written by you.
Excerpt: Social services organization Catholic Charities
informed its Washington D.C. employees on Monday
that spouses of new employees would not be covered
under its new health plan. This is seen largely as
a way for the group to avoid extending benefits
to the same-sex spouses of employees. The D.C. Council
recognized the right-to-marry of gay couples
last year, and the law goes into effect on Wednesday.
The plan will not eliminate the benefits of partners
who are already enrolled in health plans, but would disallow new enrollments.
Catholic Charities protested the December vote
that made same-sex marriage legal in D.C., and has
threatened not to renew its contracts with the
city. The nation's capital provides $22 million every year
to Catholic Charities for social services programs.
Odd that, in a religion where maybe half of their footsoldier priests
are gay, they'd hate gays.
Note: Before he was a hates-the-poor GOP thug,
Bunning pitched for the Tigers and the Phillies.
"Unemployment insurance doesn't create new
jobs. Continuing to pay people unemployment compensation is a disincentive
for them to seek new work." -- Sen Jon Kyl, telling 30 million unemployed Americans
to fuck off,
"H.L. Mencken had it right: 'The whole aim
of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed -- and hence
clamorous to be led to safety -- by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins,
all of them imaginary." -- Pat Buchanan, describing Bush's war on terror,
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Subject: Is Der Monkey Fuhrer
You ran that wonderful picture of McCain/Bush
giving each other handjobs in the year 2000.
There is perhaps more truth to this than you
Bush has been plagued with accusations he is gay
for many years, but has skillfully maneuvered his way around the issue.
Republican insiders are now pointing out he is
indeed and I found this little ditty on the web:
"In 1976, the Bush family sent George W. Bush
to El Paso's Worth Creations, a Christian gay conversion center.
From that time on, Bush became a tool of the
Christian right and a self-hating homosexual. The invesitigaitons
Bush's gay activities in the TANG unit would
have unveiled Bush's new "straight" persona. The GOP went to
battle stations to prevent Bush's past from being
Excerpted from The Wayne Madsen Report on why
Dan Rather had to be discredited
Somebody gave Jeff Gannon, known male prostitute,
full access to the White House.
Maybe he was there on Bush's say-so, maybe not,
but as President, Bush could ban
who he wanted and he could approve who he wanted.
Gannon was approved and since
Bush often called on Gannon for a softball question,
he obviously knew Gannon was there.
Funny how Bush's relationship with a prostitute
was off limits for our whore media
but the chance that Clinton had a girlfriend
made worldwide headlines for years.
Excerpt: Spineless Harry Reid has reportedly reached a
deal with Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Hates Poor),
that will end Bunning's one-man block of a bill
to extend unemployment benefits. The legislation
is now slated to come up for a vote on the Senate
floor later tonight; it's expected to pass easily.
But that's not the end of the saga of Jim Bunning
that's been unfolding in recent days.
The bastard has also put a hold on all of Obama's
pending nominees -- several dozen of them.
Bunning is the gift that keeps giving to Democrats
lately. Ever since Bunning began blocking
the unemployment billlast week, Democrats have
been working hard to make political hay
out of his obstructionism, and to tar his fellow
Republicans with it.
I agree - the damage has been done.
Bunning has reminded voters that the GOP hates poor people.
Question is - will braindead voters remember that in November?
> Did we elect Obama so he could ask the Republicans
how they want to govern?
Oh how I miss President Bill Clinton.
This crap is getting worse every day.
The NO Repubs, and the PLEASE president.:
How sickening and disgusting
Marian in MO
There's still time for Obama to wake up, but the
next election will be here soon.
Gov. Perry defeated Kay Bailey Hutchifelon in
yesterday's Texas GOP primary.
"They" say her ties to Washington is what killed
her, and that means the Dems are
staring down a runaway freight train and the
ONLY thing that can prevent a GOP takeover
is if Obama can point to health care or some
other major issue and say, "I did that
After they threw away Teddy's senate seat, David
Axelrod said, "We got caught napping." Will that be their excuse when the GOP
takes the House and Senate in November?
I really do have an IQ of 64, but the Democrats
need to listen to me because
is on fire and Obama and
his advisors don't get that.
Excerpt: Following Obama's physical, the Drudge Report
and right-wing blogs are seizing on a line
from a memo from the chief White House physician
about the results of the exam. In the
"Recommendations" section of the memo, the president's
physician writes that Obama:
Continue smoking cessation efforts, a daily
exercise program, healthy diet, moderation in alcohol intake, periodic dental
care, and remain up-to-date with immunizations.
This may seem like a rather benign list of doctor's
recommendations, but not to the right-wing media.
Instead, Drudge and others are seizing on the
line "moderation in alcohol intake" to suggest -- based on
absolutely no evidence -- that the doctor asserted
that Obama has been drinking too much and needs
to moderate his alcohol intake.
Drudge used the phrase as his headline complete
with a picture of Obama drinking a beer.
This is the kind of thing that makes Democrats
fall down the stairs.
But not to worry, because it's Bartcop to the
If you read the f-ing words the f-ing doctor f-ing
used in the f-ing memo,
he wrote, "Continue
moderation in alcohol intake."
He's ORDERING Obama to CONTINUE to drink moderate amounts of alcohol.
It's so easy, but not for our fall-down-the-stairs Democrats.
Bart, if, as they say 'What Happens In Vegas God
Sees', then can't we assume what happens behind
the vestibule to the altar boy, or what happens
in Catholic schools to the babies, or Irish catholic schools
to the babies, or anywhere there's a priest (or
a rabbi--it seems from new reports), or where (true story
from my youth) there's a lutheran minister (caught
with his hand down little Margaret's shirt), GOD SEES!
the predators know it's a scam and god doesn't exist,
god doesn't care, or
god's a very sick voyeuristic bastard.
Don, Shingle Springs
I've come to the conclusion that the religio-nuts
realize there is no God.
The Pat Robertson types must know if God is real
they're going to hell.
The rapist priests have to know they're
going to hell, too.
Since they continue their crimes, it's proof to
me they know there's no God, no Heaven,
no Hell and that it's all a bunch of hooey designed
to steal money and gain access to the
wives and children of their victims - what else
They keep digging and eventually the team discovers that Shannon's mother,
revenge, has been on a 20-year campaign to murder the druggies who
So Gibbs turns off the interogation room camera and explains to her
that, years ago,
he exploded the guilty bastard's brain so she can stop killing cartel
It was my favorite episode in the NCIS series.
Moral of the story? Gibbs is a bad, bad man and those cartel murderers deserved
a fair trial.
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