"Indeed, two of the recurring Tea Party themes
have been to claim that Obama was born in Kenya and that he is a secret Muslim, false
racist-tinged claims that have been cheered at Tea Party rallies. Thereís also the wacky stuff about
Obama as the anti-Christ, as Hitler, as a Communist, as pro-terrorist,
etc., etc. Arguably, this anti-Obama hatred derives
in part from his race, though itís also true that Bill and Hillary Clinton experienced ugly personal attacks in
the 1990s, especially from the emerging right-wing powerhouse media, from the likes of talk show host Rush
Limbaugh...When I was working at PBS "Frontline," there was internal pressure to adopt this odd conventional
wisdom that Arkansas was Haiti and Clinton was its Baby Doc. Some national journalists even fancied
themselves as risking their lives by daring to travel to Arkansas to report on Clinton's 'crimes'."
-- Robert Parry, Link
Two thought hit my small brain as I read that quote:
Race was the primary reason
they went after Clinton in Arkansas.
I forget the guy's name, it was Jim Johnson or somebody
who was feeding the House Managers
all the wacky lies about Clinton raping teens on the Governor's
Mansion dinner table while high
on the coke that he imported from the Mena airport, etc
(That a lot of Dems bought into in 2008)
Clinton was a "nigger lover" and that's why he had to
I find it semi-hysterical that
Bob Parry is saying some people have an irrational hatred of the
Really, Bob? Are some people really willing
to throw away their stellar reputations
just to get in a few cheap shots on the Clintons? Really,
The Tea Party is actually desecrating the flag
rather than honoring it by using it as a tool of hatred.
It's no different than the way the Ku Klux Klan
used the flag to try to define themselves as the
"Real Americans" when their message is that the
rest of us are not as real of Americans as they are.
They walk around in their costumes waiving their
flags and their crosses and wearing their guns and
spouting racist rhetoric calling everyone who
disagrees with them Communists and Nazis.
Their message is meant to inspire violence and
is phony and dishonest.
America is a land of many cultures. We are all
immigrants or the descendants of immigrants from all parts of the world.
This is not a nation of just white people. When
someone uses the flag to send a message of hate and exclusion they are
dishonoring everything America stands for. It
takes more than just waiving a flag to be an American. When the flag
becomes a lie about your patriotism and you use
it as a tool of anger you might as well just set it on fire because
your message is not the message that this country
was founded upon.
"The best way to restore confidence in our
banks is to take these crooked presidents out of the banks and treat them
the same as we treated Al Capone." -- Senator Burton Wheeler of Montana
Bart: Just in from BP.....Leak will be stopped
once we drill relief well....we want our oil...
spread some money around for four or five months
until well is complete and well will pay for this in a few months.
We need to nationalize the oil companies..the
oil spilled pales to the blood.
If it is in our national interest to defend oil
companies rights to drill and have pipelines in the middle east etc.
have our troops die and kill innocent people
then let the government of the US take over the companies...
Nationalize them.With the need for profits removed
efficiency and forward thinking for our energy
needs will replace our reliance on fossil fuel...
How Stupid Are WE?
BP made the decision to use dispersant on their
The amount of dispersant already used would kill
all the aquatic life along the coast without the oil.
Why the dispersant?
ONE REASON.....You can't see the oil..
Minimize the oil on the Fla. beaches...Or
kill the aqua culture for decades...
Lawsuits from poor fisherman or huge tourist
related corporations and beachfront businesses chose one..
All with the approval of EPA, Coast Guard etc..
"Today, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Hero) introduced
the "War Is Making You Poor Act," which aims to call attention to a) how much money
is being spent to fight the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and b) how budget gimmicks are used to
pay for them. Graysonís legislation would slash the $159 billion request for supplemental war funding
and use that money to deliver a tax break for all Americans. Grayson demands the Pentagon use its
currently existing $549 billion defense budget to fight the wars. Grayson underscored that the point
of his legislation is to highlight the costs of the wars..."'t -- PHred42, Link
If the Teabaggers were honest about their real motives (Should
I bother to finish that sentence?)
they'd be demanding an immediate stop to ALL wars we're fighting
just to make the super-rich richer.
But no, they want to scream racial insults at the President, instead.
Somebody, maybe Rachel, recently said,
"Teabaggers want to take their country back? Well, I want to take my country forward."
That's some catchy-ass shit, but the Dems won't use it because
it's effective, it's easy to understand and it shows the Teabaggers
are racist liars.
Anti-War Sidebar: What is Obama's plan for Afghanistan?
Does he think he's going to convert these tribesmen?
I believe every expert in the world (not working for the Pentagon)
says that's crazy.
What constitutes "victory" in Afghanistan?
Does Obama think these tribesmen are going to organize into a
so they can surrender to Obama's military might?
Oh really Bart. You have to ask at this
question at this late date?
Come November, the Dems will have figured out
a way of losing,
if they haven't already, and voting public will
have forgotten The Dim Son,
Court Appointed Boy President and his criminal
Quite an elegant solution to the problem.
And it can't be that expensive.
Which is exactly why none of the companies contracted
to clean up the spill will approach them...
there's no money in using cut hay to clean up
an oil spill.
Jack in Apopka, FL
Jack, you're right.
Halliburton feeds off misery and they
are very hungry.
Hey Bartcop, Thanks for the enlightenment. We
Your hammer is especially fine-tuned hitting
the target with alarming accuracy.
Keep it swinging until the teabaggers and rethugs
are punch drunk and in a coma.
Keep on keepin' on,
Bert in Monteagle, TN
Bert, that was nice - thanks.
I will continue the hammering.
Have you ever seen an episode of Hannah Montana?
I never have, but I've seen snippets and the hyper-over-acting is worse
than Saved by the Bell. Alyssa Milano's show was like that - cringe-inducing after less than
How could somebody as rich and powerful as Alyssa Milano get stuck
in such a dog?
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