Hmmmmmmmmm…….

August 21, 2008

I was at the RNC in New York in 2004 and do your know the NYC police, at the behest of the Secret Service and the laughably titled Dept. of Homeland Security, had the exact same set up down on the docks. Chain link w/barbed wire. Yet one more thing the Obamanation has  copied from their patrons the Republican Party.

I may need more popcorn.


Whoops…….

August 19, 2008

Could this be what Howie and Donna were working towards:

RealClearPolitics Electoral College

(270 Electoral Votes Needed To Win)


Is this a free country or what?

August 12, 2008

Turns out….not so much……….

If you don’t like Senator Obama you really, really need to STFU!


When Katie Couric is the only one who ‘gets it’ you know you are dealing with idiots….or worse….

May 28, 2008

Here is the woman who took Dan Rather’s spot:

‘…Katie Couric impressively argued that the media did fail to do its job — pointing out that the White House threatened networks which were perceived to be too critical with cutting off access to the war and that anyone who questioned the war was deemed unpatriotic and all of that "affected the level of aggressiveness that was exercised by the media"… ‘     

Not so rebutted elder newsman Charlie Gibson:

‘I think the questions were asked. I respectfully disagree with the gentle lady from the Columbia Broadcasting System [group giggles]. I think the questions were asked. . . . I can remember getting in trouble with administration officials for asking questions they didn’t feel comfortable with.

It was just a drumbeat of support from the administration. And it is not our job to debate them; it’s our job to ask the questions.’

Got that? Poor Charlie ‘got into trouble…’ what did they do Charlie make you drink Nescafe instead of your usual Cappuccino at the Presidential Pressers? Say, Charlie you still have all your arms and legs? Feet? Hands? Eyes? No blackouts Charlie? Oh good…everything’s just fine then.

No folks, this may seem like beating a dead dog but…

Clik thru and read the whole Glennzilla piece linked above, complete with video linky goodness, and you will find that since such a great job was, in fact, done on the MSM’s coverage of the run-up to and all that’s happened since in the Iraq conflict that…

Wait for it….

No changes are needed in our great corporatist media. They are doing a fantastic job keeping the people informed and actually deserve some more rewards for their work.

So….

My question to you is: ‘What relationship to the ‘facts’ of the political situation here in America do you think the corporatist press’s work bears to what you would consider reality?’

Here’s a nice poll for ya.

And give this some thought the next time someone sez: ‘Obama is a shoe in in the Fall.’ or ‘There is no way Hillary can win….’ Give these and similar statements another look and ask yourself ;

‘How does he/she, or even me, know that? What does it say that we might even be convinced of said outcome.

Here is the poll………

Have fun and remember….

As long as you think you know a lot…..you don’t really know Jack!


Yo! Keith! This American has a ‘Special Comment’ for yah!

May 26, 2008

This one’s for you also Mssrs. Kos, Bowers and Marshall. I doubt me that this young lady drives a Beemer or is a member of the ficticious ‘creative class’ but hey! She might do both.
Unlike you she and I are not so wedded to our stereotypes that we no longer recognize ‘so-called reality…’ remember that pals?

This is one reason that Barry’s  mentor Crazy Old Joe wants to….get rid of YouTube. See, the ruling classes, especially the white guys in their $10,000 suits don’t like to be dissed at all. And certainly not by no
young black woman, you dig? Yeah, Joe I know you’re telling everyone it’s to stop the Tehhahists. Puleeeeeeeeeese, puhleeeeeeeese, fuck yourself Joe.


Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm…..Now this is….Well, Barry do you and McSame want to explain this given your votes to fully fund…..

May 23, 2008

‘Lil’ George’s excellent adventure in Iraqi land?

We don’t know what we got.”

by tristero

Good morning! Are you sitting down?

In one case, according to documents displayed by Pentagon auditors at the hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, a cash payment of $320.8 million in Iraqi money was authorized on the basis of a single signature and the words “Iraqi Salary Payment” on an invoice. In another, $11.1 million of taxpayer money was paid to IAP, an American contractor, on the basis of a voucher with no indication of what was delivered…

The disclosure that $1.8 billion in Iraqi assets was mishandled comes on top of an earlier finding by an independent federal oversight agency, the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, that United States occupation authorities early in the conflict could not account for the disbursement of $8.8 billion in Iraqi oil money and seized assets.

A billion here, a billion there…

And then check this out:

The mysterious payments, whose amounts had not been publicly disclosed, included $68.2 million to the United Kingdom, $45.3 million to Poland and $21.3 million to South Korea. Despite repeated requests, Pentagon auditors said they were unable to determine why the payments were made.

“It sounds like the coalition of the willing is the coalition of the paid — they’re willing to be paid,” said Mr. Waxman

And some more details:

In one instance, a United States Treasury check for $5,674,075.00 was written to pay a company called Al Kasid Specialized Vehicles Trading Company in Baghdad for items that a voucher does not even describe.

In another case, $6,268,320.07 went to the contractor Combat Support Associates with even less explanation. And a scrawl on another piece of paper says only that $8 million had been paid out as “Funds for the Benefit of the Iraqi People.”

But perhaps the masterpiece of elliptic paperwork is the document identified at the top as a “Public Voucher for Purchases and Services Other Than Personal.” It indicates that $320.8 million went for “Iraqi Salary Payment,” with no explanation of what the Iraqis were paid to do.

Whatever it was, the document suggests, each of those Iraqis was handsomely compensated. Under the “quantity” column is the number 1,000, presumably indicating the number of people who were to be paid — to the tune of $320,800 apiece — if the paperwork is to be trusted.

“…if the paperwork is to be trusted.” Now that’s funny. But the joke’s on us.

Tell ya what….
I ain’t laughing.


We report…you decide…..

May 21, 2008

Here’s Barry speaking in Oregon:

‘From the very beginning, you knew that this journey wasn’t about me or any of the other candidates in this race. It was about whether this country, at this defining moment, will continue down the same road that has failed us for so long or whether we will seize this opportunity to take a different path, to forge a different future for this country that we love.

That’s the question that sent thousands upon thousands of you to high school gyms and VFW halls, to backyards and front porches, to steak fries and J.J. dinners, where you spoke about what the future would look like.

You spoke of an America where working families don’t have to file for bankruptcy just because a child gets sick, where they don’t lose their home because some predatory lender tricks them out of it, where they don’t have to sit on the sidelines of the global economy because they couldn’t afford the cost of a college education.

You spoke of an America where our parents and our grandparents don’t spend their retirement in poverty because some CEO dumped their pension, an America where we don’t just value wealth, but we value work and the workers who create it, as well.’

Interesting speech from a guy who voted to ‘cap’ credit card interest in bankruptcy cases at 33%. A guy who voted every single time Bush asked for more cash for the brutal and failed occupation of Iraq. A guy how missed a bunch of votes on important bills in the Senate. I guy who voted for Cheney’s Energy Bill. Who voted for the Farm ‘Pork’ Aid Bill. Read more about that below. But see…’Barry is the most liberal Senator…..’ So sez FAUX NOISE and look at him scurry around saying, ‘No….not me I’m not the most Liberal…..’ Well for once Barry you got that right. As of today Progressive Punch ranks him 41st a ways back from The Hill who is 30th. DiFi, Max Baucus and JIm Webb are more progressive than Barry. So….yeah, far from being a ‘Liberal’ or Progressive Barry’s almost to Rethug land as far a his record in the U.S. Senate is concerned.
Here’s The Hill speaking in what the ‘Boyz in the Blogz’ are calling a ‘concession’ speech, well they’ve characterized every speech she’s made since IA that way, to some folks in Florida:

‘Now, this year’s presidential election is like none other in history. And we have had more people engaging and volunteering, casting their ballots, than ever before. Everywhere I go, people tell me, “I’ve never given money to a campaign in my life; this year is different. I’ve never followed an election before; this time I can’t stop watching.” And there’s a reason for that. With our economy in crisis, and with two wars and our children’s future in the balance, more people than ever before are taking politics seriously.

I happen to welcome that because this is a democracy, and we’ve all got to participate. In fact, we want more democracy, not less democracy. We want more people taking a part in the selection of their president’.

Clik on thru and read the whole thing the woman has got her on the campaign trail speechifyin’ cranked the hell up. But just in case yer too lazy here’s the damn point which Barry don’t wanna talk about:

‘Here in Florida, more than 1.7 million people cast their vote, the highest primary turnout in the history of Florida. And nearly 600,000 voters in Michigan did the same. And not a day goes by that I don’t meet someone who grabs my hand or holds up a sign, no matter where I am, in Kentucky or anywhere else, and says, “Please, make my vote count.”

I receive dozens and dozens of letters and emails and phone calls, every couple of hours it seems like, all making the same urgent request: please count my vote. We used to be worried about voter apathy, didn’t we? We worried why Americans didn’t participate. Now, people are worried that their participation won’t matter.’

Registered Democrats of every gender and race are going to be disenfranchised so Barry can claim the nomination? Have I got that right. Donna Brazile and  Howard Dean are gonna throw FL and MI under the bus and then they think they’ll win the GE with Barry of the Glass Jaw? Here’s my politial calculus: Barry + Donna + Howard = Republican Candidate for President Running on ‘Democrat’ Party ticket. Or….

Barry + Wright + Resko + Auchi + Michelle = President McSame.

Here’s a familiar voice speaking out:
‘Barack Obama talks about taking on the special interests. This farm bill would have been a perfect opportunity to do so. But Obama supported the bill, just as he supported the 2005 energy bill that was a Christmas tree for the oil and gas industries.’
Read the rest of David Brook’s article, it should be a sobering splash of cold water on the Kool-Aiders and their fellow-travelers in the ‘Democrat’ party.

All I got to say is: ‘Think for yourself!’

And…..

‘Don’t believe half of what you read.’


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