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Republicans willing to sink Healthcare just to harm Obama

Written By: admin - Jun• 30•12

I understand all politicians want to win the race and keep their jobs, but to put the United States health care at risk in order to do so is bordering on treason!  Health care problems such as obesity have become an epidemic in the US, as this article from WebMD points out.  Now Republicans, instead of jumping on board with supportive initiatives to health care, they see this as a potential “Weapon” they can use against Obama!

Obama’s plan will not only help white middle class Americans to have health care, but it will also ensure Latinos will not be a drag on the system, as so many Republicans complain about.  So why wouldn’t they be supportive of it??  You can see on Latino Times News that most Latinos are in favor of it, and this could be the winning stroke that Obama needed in his favor.

Republicans are fighting tooth and nail – for their jobs!

Read more here…

Politicians screw with Student Loan rates for their own Personal Gain

Written By: admin - Jun• 14•12

In this recent article by The Latino Times, it shows that politicians once again are willing to sacrifice the well-being of students to save their own asses.  BOTH sides of the political parties are to blame here for their non-stop finger pointing.  Instead of doing their jobs to work to resolve the matter of student loans, their fight to save their own jobs is delaying the process.  You would think they disagree on the matter.  The fact is, they don’t!  Both political parties agree that the student rate for loans should remain at 3.4 percent.  So what’s the problem? Starting July 1st, 2012, rates will climb to 6.8 percent during the worst recession in history!  Instead of working together to resolve this problem and extend the lower rate which both parties say they want to do, they’re more worried about who will get the credit.  That’s right, they’re costing students millions of dollars in delays simply because they’re worried about who will get the credit.  Imagine if that happened at your job.  You’d be shown the door!  Maybe it’s about time we do the same to these politicians.

Credit: Political News provided by Latinotimes.com

“Michael Moore is a Screwed Asshole…”

Written By: admin - Jun• 21•11

..according to author Ray Bradbury, from whom Moore stole the title of his Palme d’HorseOr – winning “flim.” [nope, not a typo. "flim" being half of "flim-flam"]

“Michael Moore is a screwed asshole, that is what I think about that case. He stole my title and changed the numbers without ever asking me for permission.
…Do you disagree with his opinions…
-That has nothing to do with it. He copied my title, that is what happened. That has nothing to do with my political opinions.
Bradbury said that he had tried to discuss the issue with Moore, but that the director avoided him.
- I called his publisher. They promised he would call me the same afternoon, but he didn’t.

He who lives by the sword bullshit, dies by the sword bullshit.

 

Besides the laryngitis, I mean…

Written By: admin - Jun• 21•11

Updates on Life in The Country™
Went to talk to the duck-doc today about Larry and his broken leg. Apparently the leg is coming along fine and the duck-doc could find nothing to explain his enui. [Larry's, that is. The duck-doc's ennui is his own business.]

Maybe he’s just sick o’ bein’ sick — like me. He seems to *like* it when I hold him these past coupla days… Usta be that’s what I’d threaten ‘em with when they were being dicks — “Knock it off or I’m gonna hug you!” Now, I don’t know *how* I’m gonna make ‘em duck back in line…

So more rest is on the schedule. And digging up some woims to see if I can tempt his palate. His duck-buddy, Hunter, will not leave his side. Larry is convalescing in a large dog kennel on the porch and Hunter would be in there with him all day If I let him. I kick Hunter out in the am to have a little wash-up and wander about. He is right back at the door wanting in within the half-hour. Loyal, that little fella. When I carry Larry out to sun on the lawn, Hunter is quacking behind me or flying out in front, “Don’t you take my duck — Larry is *my* duck, you put him down!”

This afternoon, I’m making Hunter stay out of the kennel to see if Larry is poopin’ good — hard to tell with the two of ‘em in there. Hunter is sitting right outside the door looking in. A good, loyal friend. I’m proud to know him.

 

Rant Runs Rampant

Written By: admin - Jun• 21•11

This thought began with this post at Dean’s World. It began as a comment and took on a life of its own, having tapped into a well of frustration and aggravation I had only dimly been aware was growing. Go See . . . and c’mon back and yell tell me what you think, m’kaaay?
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The term “reaction” with all the snark and innuendo wiped off, describes an action that is more automatic while “respond” describes a more thoughtful deliberate action — in my experience. All this quibbling and emotional squabbling on both right and left is reactionary. No points are considered, no options discussed, no decisions taken — getting us no where fast.
I remember when “liberal” included “open-minded” and “willing to consider other points of view.” Now it seems that the word has been taken over by socialists and the like who are all afraid of the Republican under the bed…
There are so many people about who want to make everyone live like they think is Right; whether it be forcing a burka down your throat, preventing people from doing things because the Bible says they’re are wrong, to having the state make all the child-raising, health and safety decisions. And very few seem to be even aware of the possibility of a discussion between/among people of good will and differing opinions who want to reach an acceptable solution for all. Phrases like “the loyal opposition” garner only blank looks as everyone goes whole hog for the absolute manifestation of exactly their positions and ideas.
Do we hafta force everyone else to live as we think they should because, then, we won’t hafta work to arrange things as we want them to be, ourselves? If I think kids ought to be educated in a certain way, I am perfectly capable of setting up a school that does things my way. It is a lot of work and maybe no one will join me. Maybe I’ll lose money. Maybe my kids will be the only ones who be educated that way. Is that any reason to try to force my way into becoming the way of the state so that everyone else can pay the bills and do the work for me?
What dahell happened to the basic [American] agreement that we all, being of varying beliefs and approaches to Life, want to have the freedom to live as we see fit with little interference from our neighbor?!? The agreement that when we did happen to interfere with our neighbor, we could work it out so that everyone had the room they needed? Where did all this righteousness come from, such that every POV believes itself to be as indisputable as Revealed Knowledge? What about what we could learn from our neighbors’ different views of Life?
Frankly, it’s getting tiresome. Sure, I believe those things I believe for very good reasons — reasons I worked very hard to check, cross-check and recheck until I believed them to be as valid as I could make them, with periodic re-examinations for holes and worn spots and places that have passed their sell-by date… Of course I am sure that I am right. I am also able to contain the possibility, contradictory as it is, that you, in your different opinion, may be right as well. I respect your honesty and dedication to doing just as careful a check and recheck of your beliefs as have I. Just because we didn’t reach the same conclusion only goes to show that Life does have some mystery to it and it is not possible as yet for humans to Know It All. I can live with that.
Is it something in our education system, something in the water, that makes us — world wide — ldecreasingly able to grasp contradictory views simultaneously? I was taught that that is an indicator of a mature and educated mind, the ability to grasp and hold paradoxes. Am I incorrect?
Am I uncommitted — or just plain lazy — that I am unwilling to pick up a cudgel or a gun to force you to live the way I think is right? Am I a selfish boor because the only time I will pick up a gun is when someone tries to force me to live by their beliefs?
I realize that there are currently people in the world who are actively picking up guns to try to force us to live by their beliefs. Still and all, that is no reason to allow them to galvanize US into reacting by polarizing and solidifying our own beliefs so that we lose the one belief that made us the greatest experiment in history — the belief that people of differing approaches to Life can live peacefully together with freedom and respect.

A Fly Ball from Left Field at Moonbat Park

Written By: admin - Jun• 21•11

or: ain’t it amazin’ what some people will do and then call it “research?”
Let’s get a couple of things out right up front, here. I have laryngitis. ["What?" stop saying that!] For a week, now. b] I am tired of it already. [that happened within, oh, the first 20 minutes. Now -- fuggeddaboudit.] 3] I am so fukkeen bored, not to mention feverish and achy, that I will actually follow a link, end up at a sentence that reads thus, “It would appear that I am not the only one wearing a tin foil hat,” and keep reading the entire rant.
Here is what I learned:
The reason the world media dropped the B3rg story is that his father was speaking literally when he accused Bushco of killing his son. Here is your evidence: [and your sign]
* The son was never released from US custody, hence the orange jump suit he wore.
* The guy swathed from head to toe on the video was wearing a gold ring and didn’t have a fake leg. [!!!] OR a Jordanian accent. [OR retractible green antenna -- but that's not important, now...]
* The other swathed, shrieking men on the video were too fat!!! And one moved like a woman.
* Zarkawi never denied his involvement with the killing. Which means he must be dead. [ QED, DDT, BVD, E. Z. ]
and . . .
wait for it . . .
* The video of the killing and the Abu Graib sex video were shot with the same camera.
Well, there you have it. *dusts hands* All tied up. All we have to do is await the next joint effort between Hollywood and the CIA.
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I began to wonder, after the aspirin kicked in, what is it that is so attractive, so alluring about these conspiracy theories that are based on the idea that 1] everything you/we know is wrong, 2] everyone and everything that we are taught to trust are, in actuality, elaborately conceived and executed plots to deceive the American people and, indeed, the entire world, 3] there is never any clear or apparent gain to be had as an end result of all that work.
The appeal is clearly not a rational one, so I searched the emotional fields. According to Stanislavski, every human feeling and urge –everything that makes up human-ness — is contained in each of us. Therefore, all the actor has to do to produce a genuine performance is reach inside and grasp the relevant bit. Sure, few of us have experienced the real and genuine urge to kill a man, but we have experienced the urge to kill that damn mosquito. From that beginning, an actor will be able to access that part of the Human Psyche which lies within each of us and create a genuine portrayal of a murderer. It is related to Jung’s concept of the shared unconscious.
So I wandered ’round that part and came up with some possibilities.
IF everything I know is wrong, and everyone I am ‘supposed to’ trust is actually completely false, I don’t have to hold myself to any difficult or pesky Values or standards, either. I can do whatever I want, just like they do.
IF everything I know is wrong, and everyone I am ‘supposed to’ trust is actually completely false, I am smarter than just about everyone because I can see through all that guff to the *real* Truth and they just fall for it. Poor fools.
IF everything I know is wrong, and everyone I am ‘supposed to’ trust is actually completely false, I am needed as a heroic exposer of untruth. I can be the one who Rescues everyone else from being duped.
IF everything and everyone are actually completely false, I am the ultimate victim. I am overpowered by their badness and it would be foolish for me to even try to play in the game, because I caaaaaan’t win. No one can.
IF everything I know is wrong, and everyone I am ‘supposed to’ trust is actually completely false, all that stuff isn’t worth paying attention to. It is murky and difficult enough, anyway, but if everyone is lying, I don’t have to bother. What would be the point?
IF everything I know is wrong, and everyone I am ‘supposed to’ trust is actually completely false, I refuse to pay attention to them, and all that world events stuff. I am *above* it all, superior because, if *I* were in that position, *I* would *never* lie or do bad things. I’m not like that.
Am I out in left field at Moonbat Park?if so, it’s the fever and I need you to tell me right away: if not, it’s all me!

“Taxes – Yaaa! Growth – Booo,” sez Euros

Written By: admin - Jun• 21•11

Happy Tax Freedom Day, Brits! May 30 is the day you stop working just to support your government and can finally begin to pay for those silly luxuries like your food and shelter. Though, if you join the Euro Zone, their Tax Freedom Day won’t be until June 28… Thanks to President Bush and his “awful tax cuts for the riiiich™, we Americans have already begun working for ourselves — April 11 04. [earliest in 37 years]

Now on to look at economic growth. America is forecasting a 4.5% growth this year, Briton, 3%, and the Euro Zone just 1.7%. Hmm Wonder if there is any correlation?
Well, at least their mighty government will shade them from the heat this simmer ..uh, summer.
ThanQ! Adam Smith Inst. Blog

Bloggers’ Burnout

Written By: admin - Jun• 21•11

It’s been a tough Spring, kidz, what with all the Iraq brouhaha, presidential campaigns reaching a pinnacle of statesmanship worthy of WWF, weather disturbances followed by silly fear-flicks. Whew!

I was doing some research on my own feelings of burnout and came across this St Mary’s Hospital Psych Dept stress test.
Ya gotta read the full description before looking at the picture in the extended entry. Be fair to yourself.
The photo has two dolphins in it.  Look carefully at both dolphins jumping out of the water. The dolphins are visually identical but there are what are called “perceptual markers” imbedded in one of them.
A double-blind, control study of several groups indicated that a person under dangerous levels of stress would perceive differences between the two dolphins. A direct ratio was found between the number of differences perceived and the amount of stress.
Go ahead and look at the photograph and if you find more than one or two differences you may want to take a short bloggers-break from the newz, eh.You want more ?!? »

Belief Shapes Zeitgeist Shapes Behavior

Written By: admin - Jun• 21•11

From Daniel Pipes comes this interesting insight into the Muslim world-view:

Considering the Muslim reputation for archaic customs, it is ironic to note that Islamic civilization not only portrays women as sexually desirous, but it sees them as more passionate than men. Indeed, this understanding has determined the place of women in traditional Muslim life.
…Indeed, Muslims generally believe female desire to be so much greater than the male equivalent that the woman is viewed as the hunter and the man as her passive victim. If believers feel little distress about sex acts as such, they are obsessed with the dangers posed by women. So strong are her needs thought to be, she ends up representing the forces of unreason and disorder. A woman’s rampant desires and irresistible attractiveness gives her a power over men that even rivals God’s. She must be contained, for her unbridled sexuality poses a direct danger to the social order. (Symbolic of this, the Arabic word fitna means both civil disorder and beautiful woman.)
The entire Muslim social structure can be understood as containing female sexuality. It goes to great lengths to separate the sexes and reduce contact between them. This explains such customs as the covering of women’s faces and the separation of women’s residential quarters, or the harem. Many other institutions serve to reduce female power over men, such as her need for a male’s permission to travel, work, marry, or divorce. Revealingly, a traditional Muslim wedding took place between two men – the groom and the bride’s guardian.
…Muslim family life restricts contact between the spouses by dividing their interests and duties, imbalancing their power relationship (she is more his servant than his companion), andencouraging the mother-son bond over the marital connection.
…the anxiety persisted that women would break loose of their restrictions and bring perdition to the community.
Those anxieties multiplied in recent centuries as Western influence spread through the Muslim world, for Western ways nearly always collide with Islamic ones.
…s a result, each civilization looks upon the other as deeply flawed, if not barbaric.
For many Muslims, the West poses not just an external threat as the infidel invader; it also erodes traditional mechanisms to cope with the internal threat, woman. This leads to widespread worries about adopting Western ways and a preference instead to cling to older customs. Differences in sexuality, in other words, contribute to an overall Muslim reluctance to accept modernity. Fear of Western erotic ways ends up constraining Muslim peoples in the political, economic, and cultural arenas. Sexual apprehensions constitute a key reason for Islam’s trauma in the modern era.[emphasis mine -C]

That explains a lot. Now shine that light on this story:

But in Iraq, where rumors alone can destroy a woman’s reputation, the consequences of US detention are much more severe for women than for men. In a way, it scarcely matters if Azzawi’s mother was raped or not: If she denies being raped, nobody will believe her, because Iraqi women rarely admit to being raped, a charge that can ruin a woman’s life. [or get her beaten to death by her male relatives -- for "honor's"sake... -C]
Now that there are real pictures of US troops sexually humiliating Iraqi women, reality and rumors have tangled inseparably. “With the pictures and the CDs, it becomes almost irrelevant if they’re raped or not,” says Manal Omar, the Iraq coordinator of Women for Women, which helps women in former war zones. “Even before the torture, the rumor was out that they were raping women in the prison. With or without the pictures from the porn site, the real pictures made people believe that. It made that rumor fact.”

ThanQ! LGF

 

Incongruity

Written By: admin - Jun• 21•11

or: Sloppy Thinking 1A
How is it that one of the biggest “oooooo”s in War Profiteer Michael Moore ‘s F***-911 is the purported financial connection between “BushCo” and the House of Saud and yet no one is even mentioning Kerry’s wife’s billions? Is it cuz it belongs to her? I have no idea about the pre-nup… But if she is anything, she is no fool — there *is* a pre-nup.
Kerry on his own is not a pauper. Hell, he was raised in the Kennedy circles to which entrance requirements are rather high.
And we hear not much of anything about Tereza Hinez’ refusal to disclose anything about her finances. Completely understandable, that. She was raised well off and knows that the value of stacks of cash is not the pretty baubles it buys but the independence. Also known as “wherewithall” [or "F.U. Cash"] wealth enables one to refuse to take crap from others. The greater the wealth, the greater the ability to do as one pleases and tell the world to take a flyin’ leap.
Reaching the 1 billion $$ mark widens the scope of people from whom one can decline to receive crap to, well, just about everyone. Niiice. And Kerry is married to that capability. And we, his “presumptive constituents” have no clue in what areas that heavy-weight wealth is invested — in what direction it is aimed.
And what do we hear? *sound of crickets*
Will the GOP ask?

What a fine idea!

Written By: admin - Jun• 21•11

BAGHDAD, Iraq — A group of armed masked men threatened Tuesday to kill Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, saying that he was murdering innocent Iraqis and defiling Islam.
In a videotape sent to al-Arabiya television, the previously unknown group, which called itself the “Salvation Movement,” ordered al-Zarqawi to leave the country immediately and questionedhow he could justify the killing of innocent civilians and his threats to assassinate interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi.
In the video, three men with rocket propelled grenades and other weapons, flanked by an Iraqi flag, delivered the threats. The man speaking had a clear Iraqi accent.
“We have started preparing … to capture him and his allies or kill them and present them as gift to our people,” one of the men, whose faces were covered with Arab headscarves, said in the video.
“This is the last ultimatum to those who give him shelter. This is the last warning. If you don’t stop, we will do to you what the coalition forces have failed to do.”

Yup, quagmire. They’ll never manage it. Total failure. Yup.
bwahahahahahahaha

These People Think The US Is A Third World Country

Written By: admin - Jun• 21•11


#1 – Eddie Bernice Johnson – (TX-30)#2 – Joseph Crowley (NY-07)#3 – Raul Grijalva (AZ-07)#4 – Danny K. Davis (IL-07)#5 – Corrine Brown (FL-03)#6 – Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-14)#7 – Jerrold Nadler (NY-08)#8 – Michael M. Honda (CA-15)#9 – Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07)#10 – Julia Carson (IN-07)#11 – Edolphus Towns (NY- 10)
Here is the text of their letter to the UN — let ‘em speak for themselves:ThanQ! Geek with a .45 for the pointer to No Quarter who obtained this text via email a scant 10 minutes after calling Johnson’s office and asking.

July 1, 2004
The Honorable Kofi AnnanSecretary-GeneralUnited NationsNew York, NY 10017
Dear Mr. Secretary-General:
We, the undersigned Members of Congress, hereby request the Electoral Assistance Division of the United Nations Department of Political Affairs to send election observers to monitor the presidential election in the United States scheduled for November 2, 2004. We are deeply concerned that the right of U.S. citizens to vote in free and fair elections is again in jeopardy.
As you may know, the 2000 presidential election was steeped in controversy. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, a bipartisan federal agency, investigated widespread allegations of voter disenfranchisement and questionable practices in the state of Florida relating to the purging of names from voter registration lists, methods of balloting, and the independence of counting and certification procedures. In a report released in June 2001, the Commission found that the electoral process in Florida resulted in the denial of the right to vote for countless persons and further that the “disenfranchisement of Florida’s voters fell most harshly on the shoulders of black voters” and in poor counties.
Moreover, Florida was not the only state in which voters were wrongfully denied their right to vote and have their vote counted. Experts have concluded that over half of the votes that went uncounted nationwide during the last election were cast by “nonwhite voters.” In Florida, the Commission found that black voters were “10 times more likely than non-black voters to have their ballots rejected” – a result that experts say is typical of states across the country. The election was finally determined by the U.S. Supreme Court which prevented further counting of the votes in what has been widely criticized as one of the most politicized and improper decisions in U.S. jurisprudence.
As the next Election Day approaches, there is more cause for alarm rather than less. In April of this year, the Commission issued a status report which found that despite promised nationwide reforms relating to voting equipment, voter list maintenance, poll worker training, election certification, and reinstatement of ex-felon voting rights, adequate steps have not been taken to ensure that a similar situation will not arise in the coming election. Rather, upon evaluating the current state of affairs, the Commission concluded “the potential is real and present for significant problems on voting day that once again will compromise the right to vote.”
The right to vote, and have votes counted, in free and fair elections is a cornerstone of representative government. In addition to violating amendments 15, 19 and 26 of the U.S. Constitution, and laws adopted pursuant to it such as the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the events in Florida violated the right to vote as it is enshrined in several international instruments that the U.S. has either agreed to, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (article 21), or ratified, such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (article 25) and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (article5).
As a member of the international community, we firmly believe in the importance of international human rights law and its applicability and relevance to the U.S. Given the deeply troubling events of the 2000 election and the growing concerns about the lack of necessary reforms and potential for abuse in the 2004 election, we believe that the engagement of international election monitors has the potential to expedite the necessary reform as well as reduce the likelihood of questionable practices and voter disenfranchisement on Election Day.
In addition, we believe that international oversight is critical in this election not only because of the role the U.S. has in the world, but also because the issues related to the methodology of elections inside the United States, such as the use of electronic and paperless voting technology, are likely to have international impact. The danger that these methodologies could become a standard to be exported and emulated involves broader issues of democracy that should be of concern to the United Nations and the international community as a whole.
For all these reasons, we urge the UN to favorably consider this urgent request.
Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30)Joseph Crowley (NY-07) Raul Grijalva (AZ-07), MEChA member…Danny K. Davis (IL-07), Moon crownerCorrine Brown (FL-03) Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-14)Jerrold Nadler (NY-08)Michael M. Honda Elijah E. Cummings (MD-07) Julia Carson (IN-07) Edolphus Towns (NY- 10)

Write yours, and the others, a little note. Let ‘em know what you think of their efforts to change our electoral system.ThanQ! to Gunner at No Quarters who did all the heavy lifting on the list.
There is a lot of crossover from this list to the list of Reps who refused to support the Rapid Acquisition Authority bill.
And whatinhell is this craziness all about?!?!?

More than a dozen lawmakers attended a congressional reception this year honoring the Rev. Sun Myung Moon at which Moon declared himself the Messiah and said his teachings have helped Hitler and Stalin be “reborn as new persons.”
At the March 23 ceremony in the Dirksen Senate Office Building,Rep. Danny Davis, D-Ill., wore white gloves and carried a pillow holding an ornate crown that was placed on Moon’s head.

“Wheels on fireRolling down the road…”
ThanQ! Jim for pointing me toward Harvey’s post which led me onward.

 

Hold That Line, Hey!

Written By: admin - Jun• 21•11

do you let random things fall into your mouth?
One of the most consistent indicators of sanity, other than a firm grasp of the obvious, is clear boundaries. When one loses the sense of where they begin and someone else ends, when someone starts “feeling another’s pain” instead of empathizing with it, when someone starts making life choices based on someone else’s needs and wants*, when someone else’s opinion becomes more important or more valued than one’s own, one has started down that slippery slope to mushy boundaries and giving up control of her own life. Aside from being a massively uncomfortable way to live, and not working very well in terms of being able to take care of one’s own business, and annoying the other person[s], it is the first step in giving up control and integrity [or "wholeness".]
[*as differentiated from doing someone a favor or a good turn or taking a loved one's desires into consideration]
Integrity, being defined as a close match between one’s principles and one’s actions and choices, is the first casualty. When integrity goes, identity follows. As identity disintegrates, the person becomes fodder for predatory users — cult leaders, charismatic ‘political leaders,’ grifters and cons of all stripes.
That said, I’d like to mention that Ashraf Ahmed Abdallah, Egyptian citizen, was arrested at Miami International Airport on a Federal grand jury indictment of conspiracy to bring illegal aliens into the country.

Abdallah’s arrest arose from an investigation in which he allegedly was identified as the principal in an operation to smuggle aliens into the United States,[between June 2001 and October 2001] particularly citizens of Egypt and its neighboring countries, for commercial advantage and private financial gain. [not to mention blowing stuff up -C] Specifically, the Indictment alleges that Adballah and his associates would allegedly direct the migrants to travel to Brazil, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and other Latin American countries, and from there to Guatemala, the base of the smuggling operation.
According to the indictment, Abdallah would then stage the migrants in Guatemala and have them transported by his associatesthrough Mexico for illegal entry into the United States.

A Google-news search produces 3 [three] references to this arrest.

 

Time to Speak Up

Written By: admin - Jun• 21•11

Blackfive puts out a call to keyboards in favor of H. R. 4323. The bill provides a mechanism for getting equipment to troops in Iraq in a timely manner — none of this antiquated “hurry up and wait” crappola. They need what they need N.O.W.

Go here and type in “HR 4323″ to read text — it takes a whole minute to read…
Apparently after being passed in the House, despite the best efforts of the Black Caucus, it is hung up in Sen. Warner’s Armed Forces Committee. He claims he has no position as he “hasn’t had time to read it yet.” sheesh.
Time for some phone calls and emails, and maybe a good, old fashioned paper and pen effort, eh?
Congressional Budget Office’s evaluation of the bill
WSJ op-ed piece
Senator Warner’s contact page
Senator Warner’s phone #: (202) 224-2023
Your senator’s contact info here
Points to mention, courtesy of Blackfive:
1. When is the Senator going to read HR 4323?2. When will the Senator push the bill out of committee and on to the Senate floor?3. The bill passed the House by a wide margin of 285-97.4. Ask them to get back to you with answers. Leave a phone number.5. If you are veteran or know military people overseas, let them know that.6. Emphasize the importance of this bill to our troops – RAPIDLY getting much NEEDED equipment into COMBAT zones with NO BUDGETARY IMPACT. It’s a no-brainer.

“Who *is* this fool?!?”

Written By: admin - Jun• 21•11

is is how we’ll learn to say it in Iraqi
NBC’s Tom Brokaw introduced his interview with Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi by marveling at how he “still believes that Saddam was connected to al-Qaeda.” When Allawi expressed that view during the interview aired on Monday’s NBC Nightly News,Brokaw scoffed and corrected him: “Prime Minister, I’m surprised that you would make the connection between 9/11 and the war in Iraq. The 9/11 Commission in America says there is no evidence of a ‘collaborative relationship’ between Saddam Hussein and those terrorists of al-Qaeda.” But Allawi stood his ground: “I believe very strongly that Saddam had relations with al-Qaeda.”
…Brokaw, over video of a flag being folded during an outdoor funeral service and a shot of rows of flag-draped coffins: “I know that you and others like you are grateful for the liberation of Iraq. But can’t you understand why many Americans feel that so many young men and women have died here for purposes other than protecting the United States?”Allawi: “We know that this is an extension to what has happened in New York. And the war have been taken out to Iraq by the same terrorists. Saddam was a potential friend and partner and natural ally of terrorism.”Brokaw pounced: “Prime Minister, I’m surprised that you would make the connection between 9/11 and the war in Iraq. The 9/11 Commission in America says there is no evidence of a ‘collaborative relationship’ between Saddam Hussein and those terrorists of al-Qaeda.”Allawi: “No. I believe very strongly that Saddam had relations with al-Qaeda. We know Saddam had relationships with a lot of terrorists and international terrorism. Now, whether he is directly connected to the September atrocities or not, I can’t vouch for this. But definitely I know he has connections with extremism and terrorists.”
That ended the interview, but I noticed that in Allawi’s last answer NBC cut from what aired a sentence which appeared in the posted transcript on MSNBC.com: www.msnbc.msn.com
In the that version, Allawi’s last answer began, with what NBC cut in ALL CAPS: “No. I believe very strongly that Saddam had relations with al-Qaeda. AND THESE RELATIONS STARTED IN SUDAN. We know Saddam had relationships with…”
By coincidence, last Friday’s (June 25) NBC Nightly News ignored a front page New York Times story, from that day, about how a document found in Iraq revealed that Hussein’s regime reached out to bin Laden in Sudan. The Times headlined its story: “Iraqis, Seeking Foes of Saudis, Contacted bin Laden, …The document, which asserts that Mr. bin Laden ‘was approached by our [Iraq] side,’ states that Mr. bin Laden previously ‘had some reservations about being labeled an Iraqi operative,’ but was now willing to meet in Sudan, and that ‘presidential approval’ was granted to the Iraqi security service to proceed.”
A week earlier, the NBC Nightly News didn’t bother to report how at a press conference on Friday, June 18, Russian President Vladimir Putin disclosed that “after Sept. 11, 2001…the Russian Special Services” passed along to the U.S. how it had “received information that officials from Saddam’s regime were preparing terrorist attacks in the United States…” For details, see: www.mediaresearch.org

Tom! It’s getting embarrassing, man — you’re starting to look like one of War Profiteer Michael Moore’s “stupidest people in the world” Americans. Knock it off.

 

 

How stoo-pud does Hildebeeest think we are?

Written By: admin - Jun• 21•11

Part 3 Gazillion
Have ya heared this?? [gawww-lleeeee]

On ABC’s “This Week” program Sunday, host George Stephanopoulos picked up a chestnut that’s been bouncing around Washington for three months and tossed it in National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice’s lap. Why, he asked, did the United States pass up chances to kill terrorist Abu Musab Zarqawi in 2002 and 2003? “We never had a chance to get Zarqawi,” Rice replied. That exchange tells a lot about this year’s presidential politics.
Why would Stephanopolous bring up another network’s March broadcast of an obscure story never reported elsewhere? It has been spread by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to imply President Bush held back the attack in order to gain support for invading Iraq.Unless Rice’s flat disavowal stops it, this threatens to become an urban legend used against Bush in the next 17 weeks.

I am donning my orange safety vest and headlamp and hoping *I* can follow me on the path of this twissssssted logic.
# – Bush lied about the reasons to Invade Iraq. Therefore he is evil incarnate andought to lose.
# – Abu Musab Zarqawi, numbah two man in alQ, was in Iraq in 2002.
# – Abu Musab Zarqawi was at a terrorist training camp, in Iraq, in 2002.
# – Abu Musab Zarqawi was at a terrorist training camp, where it was likely there was a bioweapons lab, in Iraq, in 2002.
# – Bush knew, in 2002, that Abu Musab Zarqawi was at a terrorist training camp, where it was likely there was a bioweapons lab, in Iraq, in 2002.
# – Bush withheld permission to send Zarqawi to Paradise in 2002 because he Zarqawi and he are pals.
# – Bush withheld permission in 2002 to send Zarqawi from the terrorist training camp, [where it was likely there was a bioweapons lab,] in Iraq, to Paradisebecause it would weaken his case for invading Iraq.[why, that crafty bastard!]
Therefore,
# – Killing an alQ terrorist, in 2002, in a terrorist training camp, in Iraq would demonstrate unequivocally that Bush was lying when he said that there were terrorists getting ready to do important terrorist stuff in Iraq in 2002 and we oughta do something about it.
[or, as reported by media: the terrorist leader's "mere presence" in Iraq "was used to justify Mr. Bush's invasion of Iraq." [and] thanks to Bush’s emphasis on making “a case for invading Iraq,” Zarqawi was permitted “to live and to kill and to kill and to kill.” ]
Holy crap on a cracker — talk about dumbing down!

 

Verrry Eeenteresting . . .

Written By: admin - Jun• 21•11

[at Saddam's hearing yesterday] …American and Iraqi officials did not want any footage shown of Iraqi guards or court personnel, and they asked broadcast and cable news nets to honor this request.
But the situation took an unexpected turn even before the hearing began, when U.S. officials ordered CNN and Al-Jazeera, the pool camera crews, to disconnect their audio equipment. Officials said it was the wish of the Iraqi judge….
Some news editors spent hours scouring the portion of the tape with audio for harsh words leveled at President Bush by Saddam, but could not find the quote reported by New York Times reporter John Burns, who was the pool print reporter in the courtroom and accompanied by a translator. Burns reported that Saddam said, “Everyone knows that this is a theatrical comedy by Bush, the criminal, in an attempt to win the election.”

Hey, it’s ok… We *trust* the Grey Lady. Right? [Burns, not Blair, right?]
A fabulous prize big warm handshake to the first person who id’s the source of the title.

China Still China

Written By: admin - Jun• 21•11

Beijing already screens e-mail, censors Internet chatrooms and blocks access to foreign Web sites considered subversive.
…a Chinese company, Venus Info Tech Ltd., was authorized by Beijing to sell a “realtime surveillance system” for SMS messages.
The technology uses filtering algorithms created by the government-run Chinese Academy of Sciences to identify key words and combinations of words that might be associated with political rumors and “reactionary remarks,” …

BUT, they’re gonna show
“F*** 9-11 by War Profiteer Michael Moore”

“We must take care of our little brown brothers,” says Left.

Written By: admin - Jun• 21•11

It’s not racism — perish the thought! It is “caretaking.”
Didja know that in Cahleefohrneeah a black child is not allowed to be given the standardized IQ test? Yep, since a 1979 court case where IQ tests were determined to be “racist.” And no one has, in the intervening quarter-century, developed a “less racist” test.
Oh, and what made the standard IQ test “racist” was the needed level of verbal/reading skills to be able to take the test. Black children didn’t have ‘em.
And in order to maintain this status quo, teachers in Worcester mess Mass have removed Shakespeare from the summer reading list and added [sit down] Tupak Shakur.

“We wanted to include books that kids would want to read,” Michael O’Sullivan, a member of the summer reading list selection committee” …”Reading counterculture in schools, and to get kids to read anything that is not completely objectionable, is the goal,” Deputy Superintendent Stephen E. Mills echoed.

Indeed they will keep the “book” on the list because it “heightens awareness ofcharacter education.” [?!?!? -- "popa cap in yo ass - thugs 4evah" exemplary character, eh?]
Tell me how this is not “objectionable:”

How long will they mourn me?do real niggas get to go to heaven ?How long will they mourn me, bury me a muthafuckin ‘G’bitch don’t wanna diethen don’t fuck with meIt’s kinda hard to be optimisticWhen your homies lying dead on the pavement twistedY’all don’t hear me doe, I’m trying hard to make amendsBut I’m losing all my muthafuckin friends (damn)They should’ve shot me when I was bornNow I’m trapped in the muthafuckin’ stormHow long will they mourn me ?

Not long, nigga.
.ThanQ! Michelle Malkin

 

France — leader of the Third World

Written By: admin - Jun• 21•11

The French-Muslim Connectionby Thomas D. Segel
According to the international Limits To Growth Organization writer Brenda Walker, “France should be seen as a cautionary tale of immigration run amok, and how quickly things can get out of control. Muslim immigration to France is a post-war phenomenon for the most part. Just a few decades of high immigration of a group with high fertility has put France in the unenviable position of being the European nation thought most likely to be the first to introduce sharia (Islamic) law.”

aha! Go See . . .