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Wheels are coming off Bush/Cheney machine
Traverse City MI. Record Eagle ^ | February 16, 2006 | Editor

Posted on 02/16/2006 9:00:35 AM PST by rface

That deafening noise we've been hearing is the sound of wheels falling off the most secretive and autocratic presidency in our history.

The disintegration is long overdue. This nation of laws, separation of powers and equal justice has suffered enough.

After five torturous years, we are finally getting a look inside a government led by a cadre of self-righteous demagogues, committed to opportunism, self-aggrandizement and self-enrichment.

Many, including one-time friends and associates of the Bush/Cheney power elite, have been preaching the horrors of what's going on behind closed doors, only to be shouted down, bullied, threatened or smeared.

Even members of their own party are not spared. NewsMax.com, a conservative Web site, recently reported that "White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove has threatened to blacklist any Republican who votes against President Bush in the Senate Judiciary Committee's investigation of the administration's unauthorized wiretapping..."

Fortunately there are those who have had enough and are coming forward.

- Someone in the administration, concerned that the Bush/Cheney cabal is violating Americans' civil liberties, leaked wiretapping information.

- A retired career CIA intelligence officer wrote in the respected "Foreign Affairs" journal that the administration cherry-picked intelligence to justify the invasion of Iraq. This dove-tails with earlier information from ex-administration officials that Bush/Cheney were hell-bent on sending people to die in a country that had nothing whatsoever to do with the 9/11 terror attacks.

And even disgraced insiders are squealing.

- Michael Brown, the fired Katrina debacle scapegoat, turned on his former bosses after they hung him out to dry. He told the Senate under oath that he warned the White House early on that the hurricane was a disaster but was ignored.

- Ex-Cheney chief of staff and indicted perjurer I. Lewis Libby reportedly has testified that he was authorized by his "superiors" to leak classified information as part of a plan to justify the administration's Iraq invasion.

- Associates of lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who the White House would have us believe Bush/Cheney barely knew, are telling tales about how the convicted GOP influence merchant was, in truth, very tight with Bush/Cheney. So much so that he claims to have been invited to the president's ranch - after ponying up $100 grand for the good of the Bush/Cheney cause.

Hopefully, as more people get fed up - for whatever reason - or they grow spines, we'll find out even more about what has happened to this nation since the Supreme Court put this crowd in charge.

Let the cleansing begin.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: moonbatparade; pantload; partisanmediashills; wretchedeagle; wretchingeagle
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To: eureka!

I think President Bush ought to contract a weekly "fireside news chat" with FOX NEWS and have it in a different room of the White House each week. It's time to drive the left off the edge of sanity since they're teetering on it anyway!


51 posted on 02/16/2006 9:22:06 AM PST by princess leah
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To: in hoc signo vinces

I saw right through their lies.


52 posted on 02/16/2006 9:22:44 AM PST by weegee (We are all Danes now.)
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To: rface

This is TOO funny. While Bush is strangling the life out of the democratic chances for revival, this idiot sees nothing but roses for his Bush hating buddies. ROFL


53 posted on 02/16/2006 9:23:24 AM PST by pissant
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To: eureka!
I thought this was from a blog and was stunned to discover it was a paper. The language is now openly partisan and crazy moonbat talk.

Astonishing.
54 posted on 02/16/2006 9:23:52 AM PST by pollyannaish
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To: newconhere
Mary Matalin said it correctly this morning on the "Today" show. The term "secret" is a word conjured up by the critics. Bush/Cheney are secret only with those things that are important to be secret ie. WAR! She handled little Miss Tuffet very well this morning. How she sleeps with her husband I will never know.

It just dawned on me. You know that syndrome where some women will fawn all over a famous serial killer during the trial; offers of marriage, etc. Ted Bundy's case was a good example. I'm not a psychologist, but that's my layman's guess as to the parallel-as much as I respect Mary even.

55 posted on 02/16/2006 9:24:08 AM PST by 101st-Eagle (Hunt with VP Cheney=hurt. Drive w/ Kennedy=DEAD! DEAD! DEAD! DEAD! DEAD!)
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To: rface
That deafening noise we've been hearing is the sound of wheels falling off the most secretive and autocratic presidency in our history. The disintegration is long overdue.


56 posted on 02/16/2006 9:25:33 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: shelterman
Hopefully, as more people get fed up - for whatever reason - or they grow spines, we'll find out even more about what has happened to this nation since the Supreme Court put this crowd in charge.

I'd no sooner debate someone still arguing that Bush was selected/not elected than I would someone who argues that we faked the moon landing or someone who denies the Holocaust.

57 posted on 02/16/2006 9:25:52 AM PST by weegee (We are all Danes now.)
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To: Pondman88
but it doesn't surprise me that moonbats thrive there.

Bush CLOBBERED Kerry there.  It is I believe just the media faction moonbats, that as usual don't reflect the views of the populus.

58 posted on 02/16/2006 9:28:04 AM PST by quantim (If the Constitution were perfect it wouldn't have included the Senate.)
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To: shelterman
if we don't let people critcize we're the same as iran.

Bunk.

59 posted on 02/16/2006 9:28:58 AM PST by Stentor
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To: rface

"That deafening noise we've been hearing is the sound of wheels falling off the most secretive and autocratic presidency in our history."



This is the biggest fraud being perpetrated by the mediacrats. The fact that they can call this administration the most secretive in the shadows of the Clinton administration is a joke. In fact, most of the Bush Administations problems are a result of not being secretive enough, as everything gets leaked to the media from those who have political agendas.

Unlike Clinton who immidiately set up a wall of protection, Bush did no such thing. He has let more previous administration officials remain in place than any other president in decades...hardly the resume of a "secretive" administration. What's amazing is the media making these claims as they ignored Clinton's unprecedented purges from all levels of the executive branch when he was president.

From the DA Massacre that resulted in the termination of all US Attorneys, to the replacement of Inspector Generals and department heads....to even the felonious charges against Billy Dale to remove him from the Travel Office, Bill Clinton had the most secretive administration I can recall. Heck, that administration was so secretive that it had an Attorney General that was often threatened with Contempt of Congress because she wouldn't disclose supboened documents requested during congressional investigations.

The media is an absolute joke in making this claim, since they were the ones AWOL during China-gate, Campaign finance violations, Whitewater, Travelgate...and any number of investigations that the Clinton administration stonewalled, with the help of the media. Please, this isn't even a close contest when you consider the fall-guys, indictments, contempt-of-courts, AWOL and "I can't recall" witnesses that infested the CLinton Administration.


60 posted on 02/16/2006 9:30:07 AM PST by cwb (Liberalism is the opiate of the *asses)
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To: L98Fiero

Perhaps, the wheels are coming off in Detroit thanks to this insane hatred of one's country.


61 posted on 02/16/2006 9:31:36 AM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: rface

Precisely.


62 posted on 02/16/2006 9:33:30 AM PST by sauropod ("Here Lies Joe Biden, Buried Under His Own Words.")
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To: princess leah

Re#51 Great idea. The WH presstitutes are such prima donnas that it would drive them nuts. Mehtinks that W will tweak them in any event...


63 posted on 02/16/2006 9:34:21 AM PST by eureka! (Hey Lefties and 'Rats: 3 more years of W. Hehehehe....)
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To: quantim

I did chuckle to myself (on my honeymoon) that Traverse City is the "Cherry Capital of the World"...

They even have a cherry festival and cherry parade.


64 posted on 02/16/2006 9:34:57 AM PST by Pondman88
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To: pollyannaish

Re#54 Yep. W ain't done with 'em yet. Hehehehe...


65 posted on 02/16/2006 9:35:00 AM PST by eureka! (Hey Lefties and 'Rats: 3 more years of W. Hehehehe....)
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To: shelterman

"...we're the same as iran."

Oh, good lord! One day on board and you're already starting this crap? A good zotting awaits you my friend.


66 posted on 02/16/2006 9:35:22 AM PST by beelzepug (only two months till spring training starts.)
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To: Chi-townChief
Commies up in Traverse City, who would have thought??

Not the residents, just the MSM, self-absorbed bloviators.

67 posted on 02/16/2006 9:35:22 AM PST by quantim (If the Constitution were perfect it wouldn't have included the Senate.)
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To: rface

I DO hear wheels coming off, but I think it's on the MSM machine....


68 posted on 02/16/2006 9:36:06 AM PST by NRA1995 (If feminists are so smart, why do they need masturbation workshops?)
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To: OldFriend
Hopefully, as more people get fed up - for whatever reason - or they grow spines, we'll find out even more about what has happened to this nation since the Supreme Court put this crowd in charge.

Wasn't there an election in 2004 that did not involve the Supreme Court? This guy's not only a crazy America-hater, he's just plain stupid.

69 posted on 02/16/2006 9:36:40 AM PST by L98Fiero
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To: rface

I'm working from home today so as usual the TV is on. Katie Couric interviewed Mary mMtilin (sp?) about the hunting accident. While Katie had her head down reading the BS quotes about the whole thing Mary was rolling her eyes in the split screen then attacking.

It was pretty funny.


70 posted on 02/16/2006 9:37:53 AM PST by Conservomax (There are no solutions, only trade-offs.)
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To: rface

Side note: For her science fair project, a 7th grade girl tested the toilet water and the ice in 10 local fast food resturaunts and found that in 70% of the cases, the ice had MORE bacteria in it than the toilet water.


71 posted on 02/16/2006 9:41:56 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: rface

"Dave Miller, Editorial Page Editor of the Traverse City Record Eagle, is the entire editorial department and writes the majority of the editorials for the paper, which reaches 13 counties including 31,000 readers daily and 41,000 Sunday." http://64.233.179.104/search?q=cache:-2EUspL9WD4J:www.wmprsa.org/Resources/Past%2520Issues/feb05.htm+%22Dave+Miller%22+Record+Eagle&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=4


72 posted on 02/16/2006 9:42:38 AM PST by frithguild (The Freepers moved as a group, like a school of sharks sweeping toward an unaware and unarmed victim)
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To: rface

Love that pic! ROTFLOL!


73 posted on 02/16/2006 9:43:12 AM PST by nfldgirl ("I love a good rant every now-n-then!")
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To: Pondman88
They even have a cherry festival and cherry parade.

Yes, I was a college student living downtown TC when President Ford was in the parade.  No doubt that there is a smaller faction of the university that is on the same bandwidth as the local MSM.  The place is loaded with rich republicans, lol.

74 posted on 02/16/2006 9:46:07 AM PST by quantim (If the Constitution were perfect it wouldn't have included the Senate.)
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To: cwb

"What's amazing is the media making these claims as they ignored Clinton's unprecedented purges from all levels of the executive branch when he was president."

Purges. Hmm. A good word to associate with a national leader who had more people connected to him die or disappear under mysterious circumstances than Joseph Stalin.


75 posted on 02/16/2006 9:46:18 AM PST by rightwinggoth
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To: cwb
"the most secretive administration in history"

Liberals actually seem to believe that repeating this makes it true, but how would such a fact be established? What criteria would be used? And has anyone actually ever taken the trouble to identify the criteria for "secretive" and do a real comparison of administrations? Of course they haven't. It's all hooey.
76 posted on 02/16/2006 9:47:19 AM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: hsalaw

Tinfoil hat wearer - he forgot "shiny side out"...


77 posted on 02/16/2006 9:50:35 AM PST by talleyman (Kerry & the Surrender-Donkey Treasoncrats - trashing the troops for 40 years.)
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To: rface

You should also have mentioned the poll on the front: http://www.record-eagle.com/

This poll could use some Freeping.


78 posted on 02/16/2006 9:52:38 AM PST by where's_the_Outrage?
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To: rface
These guys are so stoopid and arrogant they think nominating Hillary will be a brilliant move.

I can't wait.

79 posted on 02/16/2006 9:53:42 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam Factoid:After forcing young girls to watch his men execute their fathers, Muhammad raped them.)
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To: rface

One good thing about this article - I knew I could stop reading after the first sentence.


80 posted on 02/16/2006 9:55:00 AM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances and it advances relentlessly freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: L98Fiero

The Travesty Record Eagle was one of 13 MSM news rags that endorsed Lurch in 2004. So what do you expect?


Presidential Race - Editorial Endorsements
Campaign 2004
Senator Kerry
http://uspolitics.about.com/library/bl_endorsements.htm
Michigan

1. The Argus-Press (Owosso, 11,438)
2. The Bay City Times (34,126)
3. Battle Creek Enquirer (24,831)
4. The Daily Globe (Ironwood, 6,498)
5. Detroit Free Press (354,581)
6. The Flint Journal (84,313)
7. Lansing State Journal (73,594)
8. Livingston County Daily Press & Argus (13,472)
9. The Muskegon Chronicle (46,505)
10. Petoskey News-Review (10,296)
11. The Saginaw News (56,307)
12. Times Herald (Port Huron, 29,488)
13. Traverse City Record-Eagle (26,502)


81 posted on 02/16/2006 9:57:12 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: dawn53

"He forgot the part about the two SCOTUS appointments."

...and John Bolton to the U.N.


82 posted on 02/16/2006 9:57:48 AM PST by goarmy (WARNING: The consumption of alcohol is a major factor in dancing like a retard.)
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To: rface

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83 posted on 02/16/2006 9:58:26 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: rface

In their dreams! Such pin heads.


84 posted on 02/16/2006 9:58:32 AM PST by sam I am
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To: rface
lol


85 posted on 02/16/2006 9:58:47 AM PST by TheForceOfOne
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To: johnny7
Do you have the one with the aluminum foil protective hat?
86 posted on 02/16/2006 9:59:22 AM PST by colonialhk (sooprize sooprize sooprize)
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To: Steve_Seattle

"Secretive" is media-speak for 'we are no longer the propaganda arm-in-arm of the party in power, and getting daily administration briefings on what we should print.'


87 posted on 02/16/2006 9:59:32 AM PST by Westerby (A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy, crazier. -H.L.Mencken)
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To: frankjr

It is an editorial and is listed as such. Thus he can be as biased as he wants.


88 posted on 02/16/2006 10:00:08 AM PST by taxcontrol
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To: rface
the most secretive and autocratic presidency in our history.

Some youngin' wasn't around for the Johnson Administration, it would seem

89 posted on 02/16/2006 10:00:15 AM PST by RogueIsland (.)
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

Have you had enough of the Bush/Cheney administration?
RESPONSE VOTES PERCENT GRAPH
Yes 313 67.46 %
No 145 31.25 %
Not sure 6 1.29 %
TOTAL 464 100.00 % ..


90 posted on 02/16/2006 10:00:27 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

FReeped and bupmed


91 posted on 02/16/2006 10:05:30 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: All; rface; MEG33; Peach; pbrown; gatorbait; Gucho; blackie; LUV W; ilovew; snugs; LadyX; ...



“Eto fore reporters of news are self egoistic mego ego trash. Their self proclaim righteous people whom proclaim your Vice President didn’t inform them; ezcuse me etoro whom they know whom they are.

He is human being, and well honorable one; eto e well respected here.

“This is” “Kogiel mogiel”.

Reporters have no true dignity. Of course Teheran is less imporante of trying to destroy millions of innocent people, Hamas is not importante, and nations of Europe are on verge of being pissed off to kick Islam back, that’s not importante.

Israel is in danger that is not importante, Kremlin helps enemy of your great nation, that’s not imporante, man of dignity makes a mistake now that is a worthy of news, absolute hypocrites and self distinguish imbecile.

These reporters are self conscious idiots. Eto fore they, them, have lost grey area of brain cell. Eh they follow their god money and fore popularity, it stinks to here.

Your Vice President Dick Cheney is honorable man, and I’ll stand up for him. Eto e (you) reporters enough off your self proclaim righteous, you are idiots, and completely dividing your nation. “I am angry. ”



Be strong America!!!! thank you all


92 posted on 02/16/2006 10:05:36 AM PST by anonymoussierra (Jezu, ufam Tobie!!! Amen)
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To: rface

Last line, "Let the cleansing begin."

Okay, good idea. You, the author, might have noticed that a good cleansing of the newsprint media is well underway. Subscribers are way down. And in that vein, how are your readership numbers lately? Have a nice day.


93 posted on 02/16/2006 10:05:53 AM PST by maxter
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To: rface

HAR DEE FREEPIN' HAR!!!


94 posted on 02/16/2006 10:06:22 AM PST by SerpentDove (The internet is big. "Oprah" big.)
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To: The Old Hoosier

I guess the writer has forgotten all about the eight years of the Klintoon administration, a/k/a Stonewall City. But that was different, I guess.

The libbie moonbat double standard rolls on.


95 posted on 02/16/2006 10:06:51 AM PST by Cecily
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To: rface

These liberals are living in a fantasy land.


There is no break down. The only "secrative" is the fact that the WH has now been able to bypass the press corps.

THEY HATED IT WHEN RONALD REAGAN took his message straight to the people.

The left hates the fact the mediots are exposed as irrelevant prima donnas more interested in displaying their latest hair style for the camera rather than actually getting the story correct.


96 posted on 02/16/2006 10:08:06 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: taxcontrol

He did an excellent job then.


97 posted on 02/16/2006 10:08:15 AM PST by frankjr
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To: SunkenCiv

Ain't that the truth!


98 posted on 02/16/2006 10:12:06 AM PST by Convert from ECUSA (The "religion of peace" is actually the religion of constant rage and riots.)
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To: rface

Mooreon Traverse City Film Festival
August 8th, 2005

We remain eternally skeptical of Michael Moore’s film festival in Traverse City, MI.
While he claims there is no political agenda behind the festival, you’ll never see a film like In the Face of Evil there.

It, like the Sundance Film Festival, (and many others) will present films that reinforce leftist worldviews and promote challenges to authority, as long as the authority is Republican. No expose’s on media bias, political indoctrination on college campuses, the devastating effects of “Great Society” giveaways or political correctness here.

Well, we just need to work that much harder. In the meantime, here are letters to the editor of Traverse City’s Record-Eagle, the newspaper that allowed Michael Moore to visit their offices after hours and make editorial corrections on ads he didn’t agree with.

http://www.inthefaceofevil.com/wordpress/


99 posted on 02/16/2006 10:13:11 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: rface

Where was this rag during the Lewinsky episode, the disappearance of the Rose Law Firm records, the shooting at Marcy Park, Bubba's broken ankle at Norman's, Bubba's rape history???? I'd venture to say they were silent!!


100 posted on 02/16/2006 10:13:33 AM PST by KenmcG414 (wHAT'ST)
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