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  • End Torture, Shut Down the CIA

    07/29/2014 4:57:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ron Paul
    Remember back in April, 2007, when then-CIA director George Tenet appeared on 60 Minutes, angrily telling the program host, "we don't torture people"? Remember a few months later, in October, President George W. Bush saying, "this government does not torture people"? We knew then it was not true because we had already seen the photos of Iraqis tortured at Abu Ghraib prison four years earlier. Still the US administration denied that torture was torture, preferring to call it "enhanced interrogation" and claiming that it had disrupted so many terrorist plots. Of course, we later found out that the CIA...
  • BREAKING: Kanye West Announces He’ll Leave The United States Because Of Racism

    07/28/2014 6:17:40 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 216 replies
    The Minority Report ^ | 28 Jul 2014
    Yep, the United States is so racist that Kanye West was able to become a multi-multi millionaire here. He probably does need to travel more to find out how little racism affects success in the United States compared to most of the rest of the world. This reminds me of when Johnny Depp said he and his family were moving to Paris, France because the United States was too violent. Then the reality of Muslim riots in Paris with many cars being burned each night set in. Remember that? Yeah, after a few years Depp moved back to the States....
  • It's Obama's presidency, but Bush's world (Mega Hurl Alert!)

    07/03/2014 11:07:46 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Matt Bai
    Believe it or not, it was 10 years ago this month that Barack Obama, then a candidate for the U.S. Senate, introduced himself to America with a speech that shook the Fleet Center in Boston. The main theme of that Democratic convention was the litany of George W. Bush's failures — an unpopular and unending war in Iraq, a faltering image abroad, a stagnating middle class. Obama gave eloquent voice to those frustrations, arguing that all of them could be addressed if only we reunited the electorate. Probably Obama himself would not have guessed then that he would ascend to...
  • CNN asks, ‘should we ignore Dick Cheney,’ ignores Al Gore’s massive hypocrisy (VIDEO)

    06/29/2014 11:00:39 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 9 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | June 29 2014 | soopermexican
    A perfect example of the blatant hypocrisy of the mainstream media is CNN posting this video entitled, “Who cares what Cheney says?” because of the supposed hypocrisy of entering the Iraq War and criticizing Obama’s abandoning Iraq to ISIS terrorists. Funny how they don’t talk about the massive hypocrisy of former DEMOCRAT Vice President Al Gore, who sold his cable network to oil interests for millions, while shamelessly whining about Global Warming. Or how about his enormous energy-devouring house? Or how about the time HE criticized George H.W. Bush for not going after Saddam Hussein and his weapons of mass...
  • (Bleep) the Liberals

    06/29/2014 7:03:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2014 | John Ransom
    Flattus wrote: It's funny to watch Cons attempt to portray this disaster in Iraq as Obama's issue. Sorry, no sale. Thinking Americans know whose war this is. But it's not surprising to see you run from it.From Ron Paul's column today, referring to Necons:"They cannot admit they were wrong about the invasion being a ‘cakewalk’ that would pay for itself, so they want to blame last week's events on the 2011 US withdrawal from Iraq. But the trouble started with the 2003 invasion itself, not the 2011 troop withdrawal. Anyone who understands cause and effect should understand this."-- Welcome Our...
  • George Bush's Paintings Aren't Funny. (But they are fascinating).

    04/14/2014 12:09:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/14/2014 | By MOLLY CRABAPPLE
    The greatest work of art George W. Bush ever took part in was in 2008, when an Iraqi journalist threw two shoes at his head. “This is a farewell kiss from the Iraqi people, you dog,” screamed the journalist, Muntadhar al-Zaidi, who had been arrested twice by U.S. forces during the occupation.Bush dodged the shoes with the same ease with which he’d had dodged consequences all his life; those for drunk driving, for ruined companies, stolen elections, war crimes, the destruction of Zaidi’s country.After he dodged the shoes, Bush joked about free countries. Meanwhile, guards beat Zaidi bloody. Police tortured him...
  • Sick! Code Pink Leader Says al Qaeda Terrorists No Different than Poor U.S. Street Gang Kids

    02/25/2014 8:08:43 AM PST · by kristinn · 31 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Tuesday, February 25, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Terrorist supporter Susan ‘Medea’ Benjamin spoke sympathetically of al Qaeda terrorists in a speech to a leftist group in Miami, Florida last week. Benjamin, co-founder of the leftist front group Code Pink, spoke on February 18th to a gathering of fellow leftists at Florida International University according to a report by the leftist site FightBack!News. “Medea Benjamin spoke about her travels to American-created war zones and areas being targeted by U.S. drones. She described tragic encounters with families of those murdered by American drones in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Somalia – including the mother of three sons who were all targeted...
  • 9/11 Truther Rosie O'Donnell: My Son Joined the Military to 'Annoy' His 'Left-Wing' Mother

    02/07/2014 2:33:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 7, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    Returning to The View seven years after departing in an angry, liberal tirade, Rosie O'Donnell sat down with Barbara Walters and some of her former colleagues on Friday. Updating everyone on life since the show, she revealed that Parker, her now 18-year-old son, will be attending the Citadel. The 9/11 truther snapped, "...How do you annoy your left-wing liberal pacifist mother? You become a big military man." [See video below. MP3 audio here.] O'Donnell admitted she interrogated her son as to why he made such a decision and he responded, "Only in America, mom, could somebody like you who came from...
  • Macklemore a 9/11 Truther? Can We Trust Him Inspiring Kids' Worldviews?

    02/03/2014 9:49:38 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    mynorthwest ^ | January 29, 2014
    Taken from Tuesday's edition of The Jason Rantz Show on KIRO Radio. After some backlash following the Grammys, there were all these tweets being highlighted that Macklemore sent out years ago that might cast him in a bad light. One of those particular tweets was sent out on Sept. 18, 2009. He tweeted this: That is, according to Buzzfeed, a regurgitation of a lyric from a Mos Def song that says the same thing. But I ask, does this make him a 9/11 Truther? Is this someone who actually holds this belief system? We look at some of his music....
  • I still get emotional about the JFK assassination 50 years later

    12/28/2013 7:38:02 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 61 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Friday November 22, 2013 | Jesse Ventura
    ...The founders of this country had a vision of freedom and liberty that they tried to ensure for generations to come. They tried to design a democracy so full of checks and balances that it was bulletproof. So that no matter how many crooks managed to get themselves elected, the republic still prevailed. There have even been a few brief shining moments when the real potential of that original vision took hold. One such moment was Franklin Roosevelt's presidency. A decimated work force that was shell-shocked from the Great Depression was struggling for its very survival. FDR came to the...
  • Dan Rather on Memogate: ‘No Question The Story Was True’

    12/09/2013 10:33:56 PM PST · by servo1969 · 95 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12-10-2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Former CBS Evening News Anchor Dan Rather, despite being fired as a result of the bogus story, continues to maintain that he got it right in September 2004 when he aired forged documents concerning George W. Bush’s record with the Air National Guard. On CNN’s Piers Morgan Live Monday, Rather said, “No question the story was true” (video follows with transcript and commentary): [video] PIERS MORGAN, HOST: Let's turn quickly to what’s been going on at CBS, your old network. Your former colleague, Lara Logan, on leave of absence over this report from Benghazi. Many people believe there’s a slight...
  • Zogby Report Card: Obama needs support, not GOP mockery, on health care 'fix'

    11/16/2013 10:53:49 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 95 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 15, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    Mr. Obama took ownership and said he would fix the cancellation problem – giving the Democrats some cover. As for me, I don’t doubt for a moment that the nation will survive if some Democrats lose in 2014 because they worked to fix the law. Anyone remember when some politicians were courageous? “And, to the Republicans, the Constitution mandates Congress to make policy, not gloat and mock. Obamacare is after all a program originated under Republican former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney that is being implemented by an African-American president that they love to hate. I will wait to see if...
  • Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case

    08/21/2013 7:22:22 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 108 replies
  • Bradley Manning sentencing to happen Wednesday

    08/20/2013 10:20:32 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 20, 2013 | AP
    FORT MEADE, Maryland-A U.S. military judge on Tuesday started considering the sentence of soldier Bradley Manning for the largest leak of classified information in the country's history - and she said it will be announced Wednesday morning.
  • Army releases photo of Bradley Manning dressed as a woman that he emailed to his therapist

    08/14/2013 4:55:45 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/14/13 | Staff
    On the same day that Bradley Manning finally took to the stand and apologized for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks - the army he betrayed released a picture of the troubled soldier wearing a blond wig, makeup and lipstick. He addressed the court after a day of testimony about his troubled childhood in Oklahoma and the extreme psychological pressure that experts said he felt in the 'hyper-masculine' military because of his gender-identity disorder — his feeling that he was a woman trapped in a man's body.
  • Obama Artist Paints Gun Owners as ‘Satan’

    03/31/2013 4:05:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | 3/30/13 | Tad Cronn
    Few things are more obnoxious than atheists lecturing Christians about what they think the Bible says or should say. One of those however would be an atheist artist lecturing Christians in service of his political master’s dogma. Shepard Fairey barely deserves the title of artist. He’s the hack who designed the Obama “Hope” poster that helped usher in the Age of Obama. Fairey received two years’ probation and a $25,000 fine for contempt of court in a lawsuit related to that poster, which he based on a copyrighted Associated Press photo. His body of work smacks of Soviet Union-style propaganda...
  • Ted Cruz Stuns Hagel With Al Jazeera 'Bully' Bite (Video at link)

    01/31/2013 1:02:47 PM PST · by Perdogg · 115 replies
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) confronted former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel with a clip from his 2009 interview with Al Jazeera during today's Defense Secretary confirmation hearing. The Secretary of Defense nominee can be heard agreeing with a caller's assertion that the United States is the "world's bully."
  • The Deafness Before the Storm (suggests Bush White House ignored pre-9/11 warnings)

    09/11/2012 7:20:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 50 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 10, 2012 | Kurt Eichenwald
    On Aug. 6, 2001, President George W. Bush received a classified review of the threats posed by Osama bin Laden and his terrorist network, Al Qaeda. That morning’s “presidential daily brief” — the top-secret document prepared by America’s intelligence agencies — featured the now-infamous heading: “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” A few weeks later, on 9/11, Al Qaeda accomplished that goal... [T]he administration’s reaction to what Mr. Bush was told in the weeks before that infamous briefing reflected significantly more negligence than has been disclosed. In other words, the Aug. 6 document, for all of the controversy it...
  • Nobel Winner Desmond Tutu Calls For G. W. Bush & Tony Blair To Be Tried At The Hague For Iraq War

    09/02/2012 3:18:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 2, 2012
    Groan.Via BBC: Tony Blair and George W Bush should be taken to the International Criminal Court in The Hague over the Iraq war, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said.Writing in the UK’s Observer newspaper, he accused the former leaders of lying about weapons of mass destruction.The Iraq military campaign had made the world more unstable “than any other conflict in history”, he said.Mr Blair responded by saying “this is the same argument we have had many times with nothing new to say”.Earlier this week, Archbishop Tutu, a veteran peace campaigner who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 in recognition of...
  • Famous For His Hates: The Cool, Witty Gore Vidal

    08/01/2012 6:46:02 PM PDT · by Drango · 32 replies
    npr ^ | Aug 1, 2012 | Chris Bram
    Chris Bram is the author of the novel Gods and Monsters. Gore Vidal was famous for his hates: academia, presidents, whole portions of the American public and, most notably, Truman Capote. Yet he could be incredibly generous to other writer friends. He wrote beautiful, appreciative essays about Tennessee Williams and Dawn Powell. He was a man of many facets and endless contradictions. He achieved his first notoriety in 1948 when he was only 22, for his novel, The City and the Pillar. It was the fullest, most frank portrait of gay American life at that time. The book wasn't autobiographical...
  • BEHEADED BUSH: EVOLVING 'GAME OF THRONES' EXCUSES FAIL SMELL TEST

    06/14/2012 8:04:29 PM PDT · by Eva · 27 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 61/13/12 | John Nolte
    The producers behind HBO's "Game of Thrones" would've been better off had they simple said what is likely the truth, that they hate George W. Bush and impaled his prosthetic head on a pole for the kind of childish shits and giggles the Secret Service might want to look into. Instead, they offer absurd explanations that, in my opinion, only prove what sniveling weasals (sic) they really are:
  • Hollywood Still Hates Bush-Cheney

    06/15/2012 4:39:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    Barack Obama keeps desperately pounding the entertainment industry's ATMs in Hollywood and Manhattan, while our manufacturers of make-believe have absolutely refused to expel their vicious hatred of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. You wonder if, on any level, Obama is upset or chagrined or even embarrassed. Two examples have shown their ugly heads -- one of them severed. HBO -- with Bill Maher as the face of their political analysis is a global leader in burning Bush-Cheney hatred -- expressed surprise and embarrassment when it was discovered their violence-drenched series "Game of Thrones" included a scene with a model...
  • Obama to Honor Controversial Rapper Known for Cop-Killing, Misogynistic Lyrics

    05/09/2011 6:08:56 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9 May 2011 | Emily Esfahani Smith
    WASHINGTON (AP/THE BLAZE) — President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, will celebrate American poetry and prose with a gathering of poets, musicians and artists at the White House next Wednesday night. Professionals Elizabeth Alexander, Billy Collins, Rita Dove, Kenneth Goldsmith, Alison Knowles, Aimee Mann and Jill Scott will read, sing and highlight poetry’s influence on American culture. And there is another poet whose works will be honored: as NH Journal points out, “One of the poets who will attend is Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. who goes by the name ‘Common.’” “Tell the law my Uzi weighs a ton …...
  • Arizona shooter, Bush hater

    01/17/2011 9:13:55 AM PST · by safetysign · 1 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/15/2011 | Dan Barry
    Page three of article: "He became intrigued by antigovernment conspiracy theories, including that the Sept. 11 attacks were perpetrated by the government and that the country’s central banking system was enslaving its citizens. His anger would well up at the sight of President George W. Bush, or in discussing what he considered to be the nefarious designs of government."
  • Looking Behind the Mug-Shot Grin

    01/17/2011 7:00:52 AM PST · by TSgt · 64 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 15 January 2011 | Jo Becker, Serge F. Kovaleski, Michael Luo and Dan Barry and written by Mr. Barry.
    TUCSON — Moments after the swirl of panic, blood, death and shock, the suspect was face down on the pavement and squirming under the hold of two civilians, his shaved head obscured by a beanie and the hood of his dark sweatshirt. Deputy Sheriff Thomas Audetat, a chiseled former Marine with three tours in Iraq to his credit, dug his knee into the gangly young man’s back and cuffed him. With the aid of another deputy, he relieved the heroic civilians of their charge and began searching for weapons other than the Glock semiautomatic pistol, secured nearby under a civilian’s...
  • "Decision Points" abridged CD by Random House Audio - WMP pulls fake album cover art

    12/28/2010 2:56:53 PM PST · by SCPatriot77 · 48 replies · 56+ views
    MySpace.com | Spin the World, LLC | Windows Media Player | December 28, 2010 | DJ Flash - Aspiring Music Artist
    As a Christmas present I received a copy of Decision Points, abridged CD audio by Random House Audio. When I placed Disc 1 into my laptop disc drive, Windows Media Player attempts to pull the cover art from the internet. Apparently someone is trying to sell some music. Very poor taste nonetheless. Instead of viewing the book cover, I see this: A quick Google search leads me to DJ Flash's MySpace page: And to his "record label" . . .
  • Ritter's Sex Charges From 2001 Unsealed

    12/28/2010 11:49:06 AM PST · by Dahoser · 128 replies · 180+ views
    Times Union (Albany NY ) ^ | 12/27/2010 | Brendan J. Lyons
    William Scott Ritter Jr., a former United Nations weapons inspector who gained renown for his criticism of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, contends his online sexual encounters with teenage girls were only fantasy. Nearly two years ago, Ritter, of Delmar, watched his computer screen reveal that an anonymous person who had been exchanging sexually charged messages with him for 80 minutes was not a 15-year-old girl. It was a cop from a small town in northeast Pennsylvania, alone in his station house and trolling the Internet for suspected child predators. Ryan Venneman, a detective for the Barrett Township...
  • WikiLeaks doc show how George W. Bush's misguided Iraq War made Iran a bigger threat

    11/30/2010 12:07:00 PM PST · by presidio9 · 38 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Tuesday, November 30th 2010, | Dick Cohen
    <p>Say what you want about WikiLeaks - and I don't much like what it has done - it nevertheless would be useful for its founder, Julian Assange, to follow George W. Bush as he lopes around the country, promoting his new book, "Decision Points." When, for instance, Bush attempts to justify the Iraq war by saying the world is a better place without Saddam Hussein, Assange could reach into his bag of leaked U.S. government cables and cite Saudi King Abdullah's private observation that the war had given Iraq to Iran as a "gift on a golden platter."</p>
  • Saint Shirley Sherrod: Shut Down BigGovernment.com for Good of the Country

    07/22/2010 6:57:33 AM PDT · by kristinn · 352 replies · 9+ views
    Thursday, July 22, 2010 | Kristinn
    Former USDA official Shirley Sherrod, who claims she was falsely smeared as a racist while she herself falsely smears Republicans and Fox News as racists, said this morning that she would like to see BigGovernment.com, the website that made her famous, shut down for the good of the country.CNN's American Morning reported on Sherrod's demand:She said if Breitbart's site were shut down, "That would be a great thing, because I don't see how that advances us in this country ... at a time when we should be trying to look at how we can make space for all of us...
  • "Cokie The Clown" Banned From Emo's After Pee Prank During SXSW (Bush hating musician from NOFX)

    03/29/2010 2:08:11 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 22 replies · 916+ views
    Austinist.com ^ | March 29, 2010 | Allen Y Chen
    Mike "Fat Mike" Burkett from punk rock band NOFX has been permanently banned from Emo's after pulling a disgusting prank during his SXSW showcase. Burkett, performing as Cokie The Clown, started his set by pulling out a bottle of tequila, pouring several shots, and then taking a few shots himself before sharing the rest with the excited crowd. In the video above, hosted by TMZ, the audience can be seen eagerly grabbing the plastic cups that Burkett passes out. Moments later, Burkett replays a video on a small TV on stage, showing him urinating into the same tequila bottle just...
  • 'Green Zone' star Matt Damon is disappointed in President Barack Obama; Passes on 'Bourne' torch

    03/01/2010 7:53:56 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 42 replies · 1,752+ views
    Daily News ^ | Saturday, February 27th 2010, 9:44 PM | Rush & Molloy
    It's hard to think of a movie that'd play better in the Obama White House screening room than Matt Damon's new Iraq War thriller, "Green Zone," in which the Oscar-winner adroitly portrays a soldier fighting to expose the Bush administration's weapons of mass destruction deception. Yet for all the ammo his movie may give Democrats, Damon admits he's "disappointed" in the man who replaced George W. Bush.
  • CBS bosses hiding truth - Dan Rather

    02/27/2008 6:39:27 AM PST · by abb · 94 replies · 1,125+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | February 27, 2008 | Jose Martinez
    Dan Rather slammed CBS Tuesday for trying to keep his court fight with the network out of the public eye. The newsman - who has filed a $70 million lawsuit against the Tiffany network, where he anchored the "CBS Evening News" for 24 years - said "corporate overlords" are conspiring to withhold several key documents. The 76-year-old was back in Manhattan Supreme Court for a hearing on his suit, which accuses CBS of sidelining him to make nice with the White House following a September 2004 report that questioned President Bush's Vietnam-era military service. Rather left the anchor's chair in...
  • How it all went wrong - (Major League BARF alert)

    05/25/2007 9:03:44 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 6 replies · 355+ views
    www.smh.com.au ^ | 5/26/07 | Michael Gawenda
    Was that the President's great political achievement? Karl Rove, his political svengali, proclaimed that the Bush victory, narrow as it was - the narrowest for any second-term president - would mean that the Republicans were the natural party of government, destined to be in power for a generation or more. And the Democrats, demoralised and divided, leaderless and bitter, seemed to believe this hubristic nonsense, just as Bush believed it and the conservative evangelical base of the Republican Party believed it, the godless liberals having been crushed and consigned to the political wilderness.
  • Poet gives voice to VA Tech's grief (Nikki Giovanni's profane rants)

    05/09/2007 9:32:08 AM PDT · by ReagansRaiders · 35 replies · 1,235+ views
    The (Albany, NY) Times Union ^ | April 20, 2007 | Marc Parry
    ALBANY -- A renowned poet who taught the Virginia Tech killer found his presence so intimidating it felt like he was "controlling my classroom," the professor said in an interview. . . . The evening wasn't all solemn, though. Giovanni's often profane jokes about men, Jesus, and especially the Bush administration kept the crowd in stitches, though most of them can't be printed in a family newspaper. And from this article:But it wasn't what the celebrated poet said about the massacre that provoked one of the loudest reactions from her audience of University at Albany students Thursday. What really got...
  • Novak Criticizes White House ("Bush has got the smallest vocabulary of any president")

    04/18/2007 4:54:12 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 105 replies · 2,915+ views
    © 2007 The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | Apr 18 2007 - 2:35am | By Carolyn Byrne
    Robert Novak, nationally syndicated columnist, television news commentator and the self-acknowledged “Prince of Darkness” of the Washington press, spoke at Schwartz Auditorium (Cornell University) last night. In his opening remarks, Novak, who served in the Korean War and worked for 50 years in Washington, D.C., revealed the origin of his sinister moniker. “I believe in limited government, low taxes and individual economic freedom. And in Washington that makes you The Prince of Darkness. It may well make you The Prince of Darkness at Cornell,” said Novak. In his speech, Novak offered an analysis of the 2006 Congressional power shift, a...
  • American Idol Contestant who sang dixie chicks song is AXED

    03/05/2007 6:19:06 AM PST · by fightin kentuckian · 152 replies · 4,269+ views
    05 Feb 07 | Fightin Kentuckian
    I want to hear your comments about the American Idol contestant who sang "Not Ready to Make Nice" by the dixie chicks and was axed.
  • David Byrne criticises Bush, Cheney

    01/30/2007 1:38:15 PM PST · by presidio9 · 51 replies · 785+ views
    Rocker David Byrne has accused US President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for leading the country the same way the late Saddam Hussein led Iraq. Byrne is stunned at the Iraq war and is vehemently against it, said contactmusic.com. He said: 'It's like we are in shock. At least I am. The majority of Americans don't want to commit more troops, Congress doesn't want to commit more troops, but George and Dick do and by god they are gonna have it. And I thought, 'Can they just do this?' I thought only people like Saddam Hussein could...
  • Other 'i' word in politics; plus a CIA leak postscript (Plamegate)

    09/07/2006 1:37:44 PM PDT · by weegee · 21 replies · 928+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 5, 2006, 7:52PM | By CRAGG HINES
    (Ignoring the blather on Immigration and Impeachment, I proceeded to the Idiotorial remarks on the CIA leak postscript from the Houston Comical - weegee): -------------------- With the latest developments in the CIA leak case, some Bush apologists insist that it's time for a correction or contrition from those of us who spoke out about the White House's involvement. At least as far as my commentary has gone, I see no required rollback. Bush has not taken the "appropriate action" that he promised in October 2003, as Karl Rove remains on the White House payroll. Disclosure that Richard L. Armitage, when...
  • Woman on diverted flight 'barely lucid' ["She's got some very serious mental health problems."..]

    08/17/2006 1:31:45 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 103 replies · 2,334+ views
    Woman on diverted flight 'barely lucid' By MELISSA TRUJILLO, Associated Press Writer 50 minutes ago A woman on a trans-Atlantic flight diverted to Boston for security concerns passed several notes to crew members, urinated on the cabin floor and made comments the crew believed were references to al-Qaida and the Sept. 11 attacks, according to an affidavit filed Thursday. Catherine C. Mayo, 59, of Braintree, Vt., appeared in federal court Thursday on a charge of interfering with a flight crew on United 923 as it flew from London to Washington, D.C., Wednesday. She was dressed in a Rolling Stones T-shirt,...
  • More media cherry picking

    06/24/2006 5:26:33 PM PDT · by roostercogburn · 5 replies · 740+ views
    Haggard and Going Strong An outlaw country pioneer takes a break from touring and recording to discuss his political incorrectness, the Dixie Chicks and a Merle Haggard miniseries.
  • Claws Come Out On "The View" (sandra bernhard slimes Laura Bush)

    06/16/2006 9:37:43 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 202 replies · 10,576+ views
    tmz ^ | June 16 06 | the view
    Comedienne Sandra Bernhard appeared on the show and, amidst a discussion about Laura Bush, characterized the First Lady, with her typical acidity as "heavily medicated." Co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck, a vocally ardent Republican, took acute exception and tried to defend Mrs. Bush's work on childhood education, whereupon Bernhard called Hasselbeck "honey" – and then the sparks really flew. It was all a bit too much for Joy Behar to bear, apparently.
  • MORFORD: Nine Things To Be Happy About

    05/17/2006 5:54:23 AM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 174+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/17/6 | Mark Morford
    Bush, bird flu, iPod mania, Stephen Colbert, big hairy dogs and the best CD of the year - Balm for your tormented soul. Reasons not to off yourself with a handful of whippets and a bottle of Maker's Mark while reciting Yeats' "Sailing to Byzantium" just yet. Feel free to add you own: 1) Bush at 31 percent and falling fast The apocalypse is yawning and going back to bed. The man can do no right. Dubya's inept policies and slew of appalling deceits are coming back to bite him faster than perhaps any president in history. Oh sure, he's...
  • Saddam Hussein, Misunderstood (NY Times Alert)

    04/29/2006 5:41:26 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 48 replies · 1,379+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 30, 2006
    In the months leading up to the Iraq war, Saddam Hussein did try to cooperate with United Nations inspectors, a decision that, paradoxically, helped convince the West that he was hiding weapons of mass destruction. By late 2002, Saddam finally tilted toward trying to persuade the international community that Iraq was cooperating with the inspectors of Unscom (the United Nations Special Commission) and that it no longer had W.M.D. programs. Saddam was insistent that Iraq would give full access to United Nations inspectors "in order not to give President Bush any excuses to start a war." Ironically, it now appears...
  • United 93 (4 star Ebert review)

    04/28/2006 7:52:03 AM PDT · by Borges · 13 replies · 510+ views
    rogerebert.com ^ | 4/28/06 | Roger Ebert
    It is not too soon for "United 93," because it is not a film that knows any time has passed since 9/11. The entire story, every detail, is told in the present tense. We know what they know when they know it, and nothing else. Nothing about Al Qaeda, nothing about Osama bin Laden, nothing about Afghanistan or Iraq, only events as they unfold. This is a masterful and heartbreaking film, and it does honor to the memory of the victims. The director, Paul Greengrass, makes a deliberate effort to stay away from recognizable actors, and there is no attempt...
  • Bush's Rhetoric Targets Unnamed Critics

    03/22/2006 10:44:07 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 62 replies · 4,731+ views
    Associated Press via Forbes ^ | 03.20.20 | JENNIFER LOVEN
    "Some look at the challenges in Iraq and conclude that the war is lost and not worth another dime or another day," President Bush said recently. Another time he said, "Some say that if you're Muslim you can't be free." "There are some really decent people," the president said earlier this year, "who believe that the federal government ought to be the decider of health care ... for all people." Of course, hardly anyone in mainstream political debate has made such assertions. When the president starts a sentence with "some say" or offers up what "some in Washington" believe, as...
  • MORRISSEY QUIZZED BY FBI (called Bush a terrorist, says US/UK aren't democracies)

    02/23/2006 10:49:13 AM PST · by weegee · 20 replies · 544+ views
    MTV UK ^ | 23/02/2006 14:00 | JH
    Morrissey was questioned by the FBI and British intelligence after speaking out against Bush and Blair, the singer has revealed. Mozza, a famous critic of the war in Iraq, has previously branded the US President a “terrorist”. He said: “The FBI and the Special Branch have investigated me and I’ve been interviewed and taped and so forth. They were trying to determine if I was a threat to the government, and similarly in England. But it didn’t take them very long to realise that I’m not. “I don’t belong to any political groups,” he continued, “I don’t really say anything...
  • THE CASTRO SHOW JUST KEEPS GETTING WEIRDER

    12/28/2005 11:39:51 AM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 27 replies · 1,817+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 12/28/2005 | Ana Menendez
    Poor Fidel. It's not easy being a dictator these days, not when your sworn enemy has stolen your playbook and recast it as democracy. How sad it must be to come up with all these creative governing principles -- listening in on private phone calls, reading personal mail, secretly video-taping protestors -- only to live long enough to see a third-rate intelligence like George W. Bush adopt them all as his own. It's enough to drive anyone nuts. In a few days, Fidel will celebrate an important personal anniversary, and the whole world will look on in awe. Whatever your...
  • BUSH'S SNOOPGATE - Jonathan Alter's Newsweek Web-Exclusive Commentary

    12/21/2005 5:25:25 AM PST · by Kimberly GG · 41 replies · 1,192+ views
    Newsweek On-Line ^ | 12/19/05 | Jonathan Alter
    WEB-EXCLUSIVE COMMENTARY By Jonathan Alter Newsweek Updated: 6:17 p.m. ET Dec. 19, 2005 Dec. 19, 2005 - Finally we have a Washington scandal that goes beyond sex, corruption and political intrigue to big issues like security versus liberty and the reasonable bounds of presidential power. President Bush came out swinging on Snoopgate—he made it seem as if those who didn’t agree with him wanted to leave us vulnerable to Al Qaeda—but it will not work. We’re seeing clearly now that Bush thought 9/11 gave him license to act like a dictator, or in his own mind, no doubt, like Abraham...
  • I'll go to jail to print the truth about Bush and al-Jazeera (barf)

    11/24/2005 8:19:56 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 19 replies · 900+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | November 24, 2005 | Boris Johnson, MP
    It must be said that subsequent events have not made life easy for those of us who were so optimistic as to support the war in Iraq. There were those who believed the Government's rubbish about Saddam's Weapons of Mass Destruction. Then the WMD made their historic no-show.Some of us were so innocent as to suppose that the Pentagon had a well-thought-out plan for the removal of the dictator and the introduction of peace. Then we had the insurgency, in which tens of thousands have died.Some of us thought it was about ensuring that chemical weapons could never again be...
  • After the love (for Bill) is gone - THE WAY WE WERE (The left still crying over Clinton-Gore)

    10/02/2005 9:33:36 AM PDT · by weegee · 33 replies · 1,313+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 1, 2005, 6:57PM | By NORA EPHRON
    After the love (for Bill) is gone THE WAY WE WERE Writer recalls the betrayal that ended their political affair I BROKE up with Bill a long time ago. It's always hard to remember love — years pass and you say to yourself, was I really in love or was I just kidding myself? Was I really in love or was I just pretending he was the man of my dreams? Was I really in love or was I just desperate? But when it came to Bill, I'm pretty sure it was the real deal. I loved the guy. As...