Friday, September 29, 2006
List of Democrats who said yea to torture HERE.
"No, none of that," Lott told reporters after the session when asked if the Iraq war was discussed. "You're the only ones who obsess on that. We don't and the real people out in the real world don't for the most part."
Lott went on to say he has difficulty understanding the motivations behind the violence in Iraq.
"It's hard for Americans, all of us, including me, to understand what's wrong with these people," he said. "Why do they kill people of other religions because of religion? Why do they hate the Israelis and despise their right to exist? Why do they hate each other? Why do Sunnis kill Shiites? How do they tell the difference? They all look the same to me."
Good thing these guys want to torture people. Um..., that one or was it that one? Oh heck just grab 'em all and lets get started.
The Baghdad Police College, hailed as crucial to U.S. efforts to prepare Iraqis to take control of the country's security, was so poorly constructed that feces and urine rained from the ceilings in student barracks. Floors heaved inches off the ground and cracked apart. Water dripped so profusely in one room that it was dubbed "the rain forest."
Federal investigators said the inspector general's findings raise serious questions about whether the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has failed to exercise effective oversight over the Baghdad Police College or reconstruction programs across Iraq, despite charging taxpayers management fees of at least 4.5 percent of total project costs. The Corps of Engineers said Wednesday that it has initiated a wide-ranging investigation of the police academy project.
This is democracy, people. Seize it. Take control. Grab hold of the Democratic Party and shake it until it the weak fall out and only the strong are left. Get fighters and warriors for justice and true statesmen and women in office. Isn't that why we are here? Isn't it?
Just a small reminder here: We are actors, not audience, in our civic life, unlike previous generations.
My grandmother couldn't even vote, for pete's sake, until she was 42 years old because her mind was considered too itty bitty and frilly to comprehend the great issues of her day. Some of our grandparents and great-grandparents were other people's property, the equivalent of cattle. Some of our grandparents had their land seized and were imprisoned because of their ancestry a mere six decades ago.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Okay so now on further review of the facts found in the 9-11 report it becomes quite clear the BushCo is responsible.
By contrast to the AP, Newsday, and Fox News, a September 27 article by Washington Post staff writer Peter Baker reported that "Clarke sent Rice an al-Qaeda memo on Jan. 25, 2001, along with a strategy to 'roll back' the terrorist network, but the Bush team decided to conduct the policy review." Further, on the September 26 edition of ABC's World News Tonight, senior national correspondent Jake Tapper noted that Rice's account "is contradicted by the 9-11 Commission report, which describes Rice receiving, in January 2001, a comprehensive paper titled, 'Strategy for Eliminating the Threat from the Jihadist Networks of Al Qaeda.' " Similarly, on the September 26 edition of NBC's Nightly News, chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell reported that "five days after taking office," Rice received "a 13-page strategy paper from the Clinton team on how to fight Al Qaeda."
Media Matters has lots. Just sit back and enjoy they bring up more stuff that highlights their failure. Failure in the name of coming together after the terror attacks. Failure that 5 years on that have built upon.
But of course our stupid media swallows it up and then reports on how they see Americans taken they news. Even with poll after poll showing this ain't being swallowed no more by even some "knuckle dragging" right wingers. They are still going with the same formula. But then again stupid is or media's middle name.
CONDI LIES to Rebut Clinton
Following his death in 1902, Thomas Nast's obituary in Harper's Weekly stated, "He has been called, perhaps not with accuracy, but with substantial justice, the Father of American Caricature." Nast's campaign against New York City's political boss William Magear Tweed is legendary. He devised the Tammany tiger; popularized the donkey as the symbol for the Democratic Party and elephant, for the Republican Party; and created the "modern" image of Santa Claus. One of Nast's cartoons was said to have re-elected Lincoln in 1864, and Lincoln himself commented that Nast was his best recruiting sergeant. Grant attributed his election as President in 1868 "to the sword of [General Phil] Sheridan and the pencil of Nast."
CHICAGO -- Iva Toguri D'Aquino, who was once accused of being World War II broadcaster Tokyo Rose, died Tuesday in Chicago at age 90, a relative said.
Tokyo Rose was the name given to a female radio broadcaster responsible for anti-American transmissions intended to demoralize soldiers fighting in the Pacific theater during World War II.
D'Aquino, whose maiden name was Toguri, was born in Los Angeles on July 4, 1916, to Japanese immigrant parents.
Monday, September 25, 2006
It ain't matter of not trusting people. It's a matter of not meeting people. Certain animated TV series are done like live action TV series. Writers write it then the voice actors come in for a read and the writers work out what don't work out and make changes then they law down the audio track. Then sometime in the future the animation is done..., in a foreign country..., on the cheap.
Universal Press Syndicate, which distributes the strip, announced today that McGruder has decided not to resume the newspaper adventures of Huey and Riley after a six-month hiatus.
Last March, McGruder announced he needed a break to concentrate on "The Boondocks" for the Cartoon Network. Many papers around the country elected to publish reruns of the strip, which are slated to end on Nov. 25. Other papers, including the Chicago Tribune, used replacements for "The Boondocks," which debuted April 19, 1999.
Update: Found this while looking for more Boondocks pics on Flickr. Photo by member cindylu.
Just like the three republican revolt they don't seem to get it that this is the same thing. A minor distraction and not a real call for change. Note the lack of any democrats being covered of late.
These grade school level loud moufs need a little more this to happen to them. Most of the fox reporting staff are people who use to do fluff stories. You can't go from doing stories about stars and their new fragrance to try to smear politictians and a one time great , although rather republican like with things like NAFTA, leader of this nation.
I love it when he brings up the bloody smerking
We need to see more of this kind of "smack down". We people who are not afraid to say what is wrong and what needs to be done while smacking down the rhetoric.
Sunday, September 24, 2006
I don't know about you but I did not choose a hp-compaq because I wanted or even knew it came with their own version of windoz xp. And was designed to boot up only windoz xp. If you install Linux you have to boot from CD.
Training wheels and a full padded suit not just a helmet and elbow pads. A 120GB hard drive split into just 2 partitions. 104GB and 8GB. Nice eh? Nothing like defraging or backing up or looking for stuff on a nice great big ol' drive.
No really since computers are so much faster these days you can throw out the old rules and just dump everything on one great big partition. Yeah right.
There is no installation disks. You don't get windoz xp you get their version on the hard drive itself. The second partition holds it along with all this lame trailware. You have to make a backup of this first thing and that's not even emphasized.
It is said in such a way that makes it seem like having this partition is the key to happiness in your computing life with hp-compaq. But if you don't first off make these discs. Which will just be spit out without any note to label them anything distinct but ya know you should put down 1 - 15 for the cd-rs or 1 - 3 for the dvds depending on what your system came with. Yeap no here's the OS and then the software extras. Just recovery disc 1 through whatever.
I went with the cheaper system hoping to have something to expand upon later but now. I think I should have done more looking up stuff instead of assuming things would be the same in the computing world still. This is really really dumb of me and of them. There are no ads or any information about baby's first computer setup.
you can only bring your system back to factory settings. You can't install hp-compaq windoz xp in anyway you want. 104GB C:\ and 8GB D:\ and all the trialware reinstalled. Factory settings are their words. I only found this out after getting the thing. Knowing this would have made it a no sale for sure.
Once you made your recovery discs you can play around with it a bit. You can make a recovery tools disc. Their name for a boot disc. That will let you delete and or resize the the great big c:\ partition some but not to anything close to sane.
Using GParted I was able to deleted the 8GB recovery partition. And resize the NTFS partition as well as create other partitions to hold programs I installed and data/stuff I download. It ain't much but it gives me some place to put Linux on here.
Osama Bin Laden slipped in the bathtub hit his head and died.
Reports on Iraq that say yes it is civil war and it makes terrorism worse. These make the republicans call anybody said this would happen a nay saying I told you so hind sighter.
And they'll promise to not cut and run or change their course or do anything different. While saying they are adapting and changing. And the media will heap praise on them for their words and completely ignore the lack of any change. And the invasion of a country that did nothing to and that we showed we couldn't even handle part will continue to ignored as well.
The world's first specially-bred hypoallergenic cats have gone on sale in the United States.
US biotech firm Allerca says it has managed to selectively breed them by reducing a certain type of protein that triggers allergic reactions.
The cats will not cause the red eyes, sneezing and even asthma that some cat allergy sufferers experience, except in the most acute cases.
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Go read more at Crooks and Liars.
WJC: No wait…no wait…Don’t tell me. You asked me why I didn’t do more to bin laden. There was not a living soul…allhe people who criticized me wanted to
leave the next day. You brought this up so you get an answer.
Need a little bit more of this and remember it was about having something to look forward to. Now a days what do you see in the future of the US?
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Agreement Is Reached on Detainee Bill
By BRIAN KNOWLTON, International Herald Tribune
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 — President Bush and three Republican senators said this afternoon that they had reached an agreement on legislation to clarify which interrogation techniques can be used against terror suspects and to establish trial procedures for those in military custody.
Now they got it to a point that they don't have to wait for elections to end before they flip right back on this issues. Now they will of course use this constantly during the elections to show they had some concerns. That they addressed them and straightened everything out just fine now.
But since those concerns were about terror. They can't openly discuss it all. But just rest assured that they are doing everything they can to keep you safe in secret. From people who maybe out to do some thinking about doing you some harm kinda.
Doing who knows what to who knows whom. Well at least until if not killed they get released and tell of their ordeal. And maybe gawd forbid seek justice. But I think they worked out a deal where nobody grabbed and tortured in secret prisons will have a chance at any justice at all.
Read THIS and spread the stroy everywhere.
What is not being discussed is the fact that people have and are being made to admit to things under torture. People that BushCo don't know if they are the enemy or not. Nobody brings up how people that grabbed it was proven they were innocent.
If you talk about first finding out if you have the wrong or right persons. You are said to care more about protecting the terrorist. That right there is the single most stupidest thing these jackasses have been saying yet. And of course the media don't make any note of it.
I am a black guy in a nice car. I get stopped by the police because black people steal cars. I get taken into custody and tortured for several days until I admit to being a car thief. Then I get tortured some more to tell them how many cars I have taken and when and what I did with them.
These Republicans are like all Republicans disingenuous corrupt lairs and thieves. When the elections are over there will be not talk of this revolt ever happening. And the media will of course make no note of it.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
TORONTO, Sept. 18 - Canadian intelligence officials passed false warnings and bad information to American agents about a Muslim Canadian citizen, after which U.S. authorities secretly whisked him to Syria, where he was tortured, a judicial report found Monday.
From the Washington Post via MSN
Monday, September 18, 2006
The original commenter's words are not what are being attacked but by happenstance, I bet, the replier's are. The goal is to get this kind of crap in there with the dumb thought if it's just us "liberals" here. Then people will let their guard down and say stupid things. And while avoiding their evangel's who post this bullshit. They can act shocked and surprised by later comments on what was posted.
The thing to remember is that they do this for the people who are not here. They can say people are posting recipes for eating Jewish babies. They folks they are talking to will just take them at their word and repeat those words over and over again.
It is their all white all the time thinking that makes them not notice that to the left is rainbow.
Sunday, September 17, 2006
To lesser informed Americans, doing whatever you can to protect your country, however dehumanizing, may seem a morally difficult but tragically necessary tradeoff for preserving our proverbial freedoms. But when experts who've used the methods declare in mainstream conventional outlets that they are useless and counterproductive ... well, that's a whole different ballgame.
Saturday, September 16, 2006
OhYourGawd! I wish I had a steady girlfriend now. But I am going looking for sumata right now!
So what, asks Asahi Geino (9/14), do these three gals have in common, aside from being in their 40s and looking after other people's children? The answer is that they all moonlight for "delivery health" businesses, which in Japan is a euphemism for outcall sex services performed in hotels or at the customer's home.
Asahi Geino brought the three women together to conduct a panel discussion, in which they shared their thoughts and experiences concerning these lucrative moonlighting activities.
All three women told the magazine they found their jobs via the internet.
"I entered the keywords 'kou shuunyuu baito' (high-paying part-type work, a euphemism for sex-related services) into a search engine," says Akiko.
"It's unacceptable to think that there's any kind of comparison between the behavior of the United States of America and the action of Islamic extremists who kill innocent women and children to achieve an objective." - GW
Invade a country that has done us no harm in the name of keeping us from harm. Claim it is because you are in and ideological conflict with Islamic extremist. Shock and Awe killed thousands of innocent people. But that's okay because when ever you go to killing the innocent you blame it the "islamafascist" using people as human shields. Solders that die in your war against Islam keep getting called sacrifices.
No matter what happens you are supposed to believe. That's it just believe. What it is specifically will keep changing. Now what you have to believe is that there discourse among the republicans. And you believe that unlike McCain and Spector no is going just up change their views soon. Soon as elections are over then it will be right back to necon's war on Islam and by the way stuffing their pockets with money.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
September 2006 marks the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the world's first commercial hard drive - the 305 RAMAC Computer, with its 350 Disk Storage Unit - that was designed and built right here in what would eventually become Silicon Valley. The Disk Storage Unit was introduced on Sept. 4, 1956, and the 305 RAMAC Computer was introduced on Sept. 13, 1956.Now your just messing with people. Besides I am having trouble filling up my 120gb.
That first computing unit had a total memory storage capacity of a whopping 5MB on 50 24-inch platters.
That was then. Now some people are predicting that as soon as 12 to 18 months from now, we'll see 1TB desktops coming into the market.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Friday, September 08, 2006
What they want is for you to go after them. And they will act as though they are being victimized for truth telling. Even though what they are trying to say with their lies is that they are very brave and strong. There will be nothing but whining about how wrong they are being treated.
And for them freedom of speech means they can say anything and nobody is supposed to have any other opinion or quote fact. Their words are to be set in stone, two stone tablets carried down from the mount and all.
And who will bring this message of the rights right? Why the same people who want to kill judges, track down reports children and 9/11 widows a glad the husbands are dead.
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
There will always be nay sayers. And people who have actually read the 9/11 commission and people who have actually lived the events, that would be them.
Just to clarify read this faux BLOG.
Monday, September 04, 2006
This new backlash against those who challenged the White House on the Plame case follows disclosure that one of the sources for Robert Novak’s July 14, 2003, column, which blew Plame’s cover, was Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, who was not considered a close White House ally.
In a Sept. 2 front-page story, the New York Times reacted to this news by suggesting that special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald had been overzealous in pursuing the Plame investigation for more than two years, since Armitage had testified early on that he apparently was Novak’s principal source on Plame. [NYT, Sept. 2, 2006]
A Must read HERE.
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Democrats look down on the middleclassOr does he just need a small dose of reality?
- David Brooks
Economic Snapshot for August, 2006
by Christian Weller
August 4, 2006
America’s middle class faces a slowing economy and a weakening labor market. In the current business cycle that began in March 2001, middle-class families borrowed record amounts of debt to manage in a slow-moving labor market, which now further declines. Amid sharp price increases, the federal government has piled on massive budget deficits, and the trade deficit has hit record highs. These debt burdens jeopardize future economic opportunities.
Saturday, September 02, 2006
August 31, 2006Read it all HERE at Real Clear Politics... indeed
Doing the Enemy's Work
By David Warren
The case of the two Fox News journalists, held hostage in Gaza, is worth dwelling upon. They were released after their captors had made tapes of them dressed as Arabs and announcing they had changed their names and converted to Islam.
Lately I have been looking at the large -- at how the West is proving unable to cope with a threat from a fanatical Islamic movement, that it ought to be able to snuff out with fair ease. (See my column last Sunday.) But the large is often most visible in the small.
The degree to which our starch is awash is exhibited in the behaviour of so many of our captives, but especially in these two. They were told to convert to Islam under implicit threat (blindfolded and hand-tied, they could not judge what threat), and agreed to make the propaganda broadcasts to guarantee their own safety. That much we can understand, as conventional cowardice. (Understand; not forgive.) But it is obvious from their later statements that they never thought twice; that they could see nothing wrong in serving the enemy, so long as it meant they'd be safe.
I assume they are not Christians (few journalists are), but had they ever been instructed in that faith, they might have grasped that conversion to Islam means denial of Christ, and that is something many millions of Christians (few of them intellectuals) have refused to do, even at the cost of excruciating deaths. Christianity still lives, because of such martyrs. Not suicide bombers: but truly defenceless martyrs.
You don't necessarily have to be a Christian, to be Western. Two years ago, an heroic Italian captive, Fabrizio Quattrocchi, asked to make whimpering statements as part of the video of his execution in Iraq, ripped at his hood and instead declared, "This is how an Italian dies!" to his contemptible captors. He must have upset them: for they shot him instead of sawing off his head. In making his stand for human dignity, he also turned one of their propaganda videos, into one of ours.
But Quattrocchi had three friends, who all successfully begged for their lives. And the two Fox journalists, whom I will not stoop to name, begged for their lives even though, in retrospect, their lives probably weren't in danger.
Democratic strategist Susan Estrich laid out a pretty good case for why people should give up on Republicans as the party to handle national security. "They’ve given them six years and what have they got? They got a 9/11 commission that the Republicans fought and then the Republicans haven’t implemented the recommendations. They’ve gotten a war in Iraq which is against the wrong enemy, turned the whole world against us. They’ve got a Department of Homeland Security that can’t deal with the mess of Katrina. So I think the idea is when you got a party that can’t do the job, you might as well look to the other party for an improvement," she said.
Estrich countered with, "The fact that we don’t know about it means we should trust the people even though everything we know they’ve done, they’ve done wrong? They’ve bungled the war in Iraq, bungled the response to Katrina, bungled the response to the 9/11 commission, but because of what we don’t know about, we should trust them?"
Those who know the truth need to speak out against the myths and distortions being told about our troops and our country
Donald H. Rumsfeld
Friday, September 01, 2006
We invaded a country that did us no wrong. A country our government supported for years. Now it is just war profiteers and sectarian violence. Even though what we see on TV here in the US is heavily filtered. You can see the horror in this invasion.
What do they see that they can just blame on those of us who are in opposition. As if it would go a lot better but if we didn't give off all these negative vibes.
It's nice to note that they are now scrambling to hold on to power to avoid the investigation into wrong doing. But remember this. There are people among us who believed in the farce regardless of it being right or wrong. People who that torture and death of innocent people is alright as long we are winning. That's why BushCo is now playing the blame game. Their actions are solid it just all of and are negative vibes that are wrong.