Monday, April 30, 2007

Someone tell Carmine

Fans of the Majority Report will remember that Carmine, Janeane's Dad, was a Buckley conservative... I wonder if he's also abandoning the GOP.

157 comments:

Lilith said...

Pretty soon the only one supporting the GOP will be War Dog, from inside that institution he blogs from.

daniel said...

I get so tired of conservatives trying distance themselves from Bush to save the movement.

Sorry, william. He's yours. This is what happens when the Buckley vision goes unimpeded

War Dog said...

There is no one more blind than he who will not see..!!!

Who cares about the GOP..??

Hillary and I are are Good Democrats..

Strong Blue Dog Democrats..

Can't you SEE the Democrat Party Changing..???

War Dog said...

The Democrat Party cries out for our kind of leadership..

And 2007 is the year we take charge..

Bill and Hill are the only Dems that the Folks love..

Remember that illusive Red State that Kerry and Gore could not find..???

Bill and I know where it is..

This ain't your Grandpa's Democrat Party..!!!

air-ono said...

WAR-DOG!
: )

air-ono said...

//shmoopy responses from the wimmens//

LMAO
(and wiggling it, too)

War Dog said...

We have the Candidates..

We have the votes..

We are gonna run on a Good American Values..

God, Church, Schools, Baseball, and Apple Pie..

God Bless America..!!

And Gob Bless Hillary Clinton..!!

air-ono said...

once there were three

mel, jik & me

now there's only me
: )

(now all your wimmens is mar'n)

Anonymous said...

Miss you Sammy

never thought i could miss a damn talk show so much :(

but on the bright side you're still posting YAY!! and thanks

War Dog said...

I made a lot of Money with Hill and Bill..

They understand Big Business and know how to keep the ball rolling..

No Crazy Talk from the Clinton's..

They understand the American Way..!!!

air-ono said...

hey, Bukko

where you is?... caulfield?

Anonymous said...

OH GOODY! Another thread to Spam!

-conbo

air-ono said...

oh, cathy

it was great blogging with you the other night

(mmmmm)

War Dog said...

It's going to be a great Primary..

Watch Hillary when the time comes..

You had a taste in the last debate..

Wait until the Hillary Machine gets rolled out..

Lord have mercy..!!!!

air-ono said...

lest we forget
who war-dog is
: )

War Dog said...

We must have Folks in Office who understand Big Business..

And who understand the War Dog Plan..

The War On Terror is gonna be big part of the 08 elections..

We need a strong leader for the Battle Of Iran...

And Hillary is just the ticket..!~!!

Anonymous said...

Dear SAM SEDER: I do not appreciate the Crazy Talk. Please move to center imediately. I will continue to Spam Your Fine Blog Until You do. Thank you for reading this. PS:I am boycotting the French until you cease and desease the Crazy Talk

-conbo

Anonymous said...

an observation i've made
about Rap(e)ublicans
all the ones i know who still support the GOP are so full of hate it's almost as if being
Rap(e)ublican is just a cover for racist hate filled asshole bigot jerks I mean that perfectly describes all the Rap(e)ublicans I know, meet, or listen to on radio and TV.
Perfect example my father
big time rap(e)ublican who will always vote rap(e)ublican because of his hatred of immigrants same with my brothers, even tho i've pointed out to them how their party has had all the power for the past four years and how they could've passed all kinds of limits on immigration but for some reason it was more important to pass legislation about gay marriage and flag burning oh yes and terry schiavo

War Dog said...

That other guys post makes me wonder..

Why doesn't Sam post on his blog now..??

I mean he can still sleep till noon..

Eat Cheerios in his robe..

Flop down at the computer and fire off a few lines before his afternoon nap...

It's just odd...

Anonymous said...

oops. try that again:

Dear SAM SEDER: I do not appreciate the Crazy Talk. Please move to center imediately. I will continue to Spam Your Fine Blog Until You do. Thank you for reading this. PS:I am boycotting the French until you cease and desease the Crazy Talk

-conbo

War Dog said...

I am boycotting the French until you cease and desease the Crazy Talk


=========================================================================================================

Crazy Talk....???

More like Dead Silence..!!!!

Lionel received the Crazy Talk windfall..

It's your classic Outcome..!!!

Alice said...

I'd be willing to bet that the puppet masters already know who the next president will be...

War Dong said...

Yes sir..

Hillary is going to be the ticket to success..

With the Blue Democrats controlling the congressional show..

This is going to give Rush a heart attack Big Time..

He'll lose control of himself and his audience..

It's called Entertainment..

I wish ol' Cranky could understand this..

edna ellen poe said...

Greetings:

I also miss Rabbi Sammy. Have been unable to listen to Air America since. I did catch Laura Flanders this weekend. But without Sam, it's just not the same.

The fact that the alcoholic devil Lionel is joining Air America is too insulting.

Anonymous said...

Crazy Talk....???

More like Dead Silence..!!!!

Lionel received the Crazy Talk windfall..

It's your classic Outcome..!!!


please do not respond to your parody.

the universe will invert and then we will have to staple our inner organs to our body to survive.

thank you \

-conbo

Alice said...

Hi edna...

I haven't turned on aar since Sam's daily show ended either...& I won't. No sweat though, I never listened to other shows besides Majority Report Radio or The Sam Seder Show....

War Dog said...

Rush is a multi-millionaire...

Rush has 900 stations..

Rush is the Gold Standard for Advertising Sales..

He makes money when the Democrats are in...

He makes money with the Republicans are in..

It is a Radio Show..

A very profitable Radio Show..

Even Lionel give Rush the nob for the best in class..

AAR never understood that..

Neither does Crankie..

Star Vox said...

------------

Welcome to the Blogosphere!

Map -


http://discovermagazine.com/2007/may/map-welcome-to-the-blogosphere

War Dog said...

I don't see Sam sittin around doin a 3 hour show on Sunday..

He will starve and go nuts..

edna ellen poe said...

Alice said...

I'd be willing to bet that the puppet masters already know who the next president will be
-------------------------------------

Indeed, they are counting on our apathetic, TV lobotomized minds to do exactly as they say.

War Dog said...

May 14th...

Only 2 more week befor Lionel hit the air..

I wonder if he a Hillary supporter..???

=========================================================================================================

Lionel will be joining Air America on May 14!!

After a wonderful and successful run with the great people at WOR radio in NYC and the WOR Radio Network, Lionel will join the NEW Air America Radio Network on May 14.


Fans of the show know that it has been Lionel's mission to bring critical thinking to the medium, and to end the strangle hold that the knee-jerk, playbook, bumper-sticker conservatives have had on talk radio.

At the same time, the new show will still be dedicated to providing its audience with a broad range of topical, entertaining and informative topics. Also, watch for a completely new and improved website. Stay tuned!!

Star Vox said...

------------

"A genuine political sea change?"

Excerpts:

"But the truth can only be concealed for so long, and sooner or later, it is going to be absolutely clear just how corrupt and radical the dominant political force governing the Bush administration really has been."

------------

"This is the sea change America needs so profoundly, and there are many signs that it is emerging and growing in strength. The 2006 election -- a truly crushing defeat for the President's political movement -- was but a glimpse of it, and the amount of wrongdoing and sleaze that has been revealed in just three months of real Congressional oversight is but a small sampling of what is to come.

Most of what has occurred in this country under the Bush presidency has been effectively concealed -- mostly due to a broken, corrupt media and a malfeasant Congress -- but all of it is beginning to emerge, and the consequences will likely be as extreme as the corruption and deceit itself have been."

_________________

LINK:

http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2007/04/28/sea_change/index.html

cute bloggie blonde said...

"Someone tell Carmine"
---

oh my, don't remind me, Sam ... I used to turn off when you had him on the show ... poor Janeane!!!

Carmine is a hopeless case I'm afraid

Alice said...

edna ellen poe said...

April 30, 2007 10:21 PM


No, I mean like as in they already KNOW who will win...

Does that sound crazy to you, edna...?

cute bloggie blonde said...

If they know

that means 4 more years of GOP

roman said...

"No, I mean like as in they already KNOW who will win...

Does that sound crazy to you, edna...?"

---------------------------------------------------

I hope it's someone who speaks English correctly.

edna ellen poe said...

Public Knowledge Of Current Affairs
-----------------------------------


Who the Public Knows


Arnold Schwarzenegger 93%

Hillary Clinton 93%

Condoleezza Rice 65%

Beyonce Knowles 64%

Peyton Manning 62%

Barack Obama 61%

Nancy Pelosi 49%

Lewis "Scooter" Libby 29%

Robert Gates 21%

Harry Reid 15%


Can recall name of ...

The Vice President 69%

Their state's governor 66%

The President of Russia 36%

http://people-press.org/reports/display.php3?ReportID=319

air-ono said...

forget it, connie

no-one does the pic & caption quite like me

and you're not me

you're all woman

like shell, edna, cat chew, and all de wimmens

you think with your hormones
: )

Anonymous said...

WE think with our hormones?

hahahahaha

ok mr nudie pic

-conbo

air-ono said...

imma discover the blogosphere

(thanks to, voxxy)

****************************

~GOD BLESS ALL THE WOMEN~

: p

air-ono said...

nah, just make that:

~GOD BLESS WOMEN~

(period)

Alice said...

Hey dadalux! I'm looking or that art you made from the Twister game...I want to show it someone...

While looking for it...up came....

War Dog Wheaties

*

*prrrrrrrrrffftttttt*

Anonymous said...

I have an idea Air Ono-
you have high speed cable now!

Do you know about you tube? that is a fun place to look around.

:)

lost of stuff to see and hear

-conbo

Anonymous said...

You Tube!

:)

if you sign up nudie pics are probably available

Alice said...

http://www.usalone.com/cheney_impeachment.php

Cast your vote and send your message to Congress at the same time!

As courageously drafted by Dennis Kucinich in H.Res. 333 filed just last week, the first and most central ground stated for the impeachment of Vice President Cheney was that he led the charge in fabricating a case for invasion of Iraq, based on phony weapons of mass destruction. Now almost as if it were timed to coincide with that initiative, former CIA head George Tenet reveals they knew their evidence was flimsy, erroneous and just plain bogus all along, but that Cheney just kept exaggerating the threat anyway. This is without question the most momentous issue of our time, and whether you agree that Cheney should be impeached, or not, your voice is needed to speak out now, and tell Congress what they should do about it.

You can vote yes. Or you can vote no. But we cannot remain silent.
...

Star Vox said...

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Excerpt:

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Link:

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toniD said...

I've been on the other thread for awhile. Haed to tell when there is a new thread.

Thanks to Cat Chew for stopping by to let us know.

air-ono said...


GOD BLESS WOMEN

(and my own hormones)

h/t to connie

toniD said...

It's funny that Sam posted the Buckley post. I posted that to my blog also.

http://abramoffjournal.blogspot.com/

Cat Chew said...

Okay, I'm awake again.
Hitchens on The Daily Show...
Bated breath here...

dada said...

Landmine Twister

http://www.goddessdelirious.com/images/photos/gallery/640690.jpg

close up

Top

http://www.goddessdelirious.com/images/photos/gallery/640692.jpg

Bottom

http://www.goddessdelirious.com/images/photos/gallery/640691.jpg"

The spinner

http://www.goddessdelirious.com/images/photos/gallery/598455.jpg

air-ono said...

connie,
pics have an immediate impact

billy mumphrey said...

I'd Just Like To Say Hello To My Uncle!

Anonymous said...

air-ono said...
connie,
pics have an immediate impact
/////////////////
you don't say?

this will change of the world of propaganda as we know it!!!

my God! the possibilities

Get out the mimeograph and lets go to town

-conbo

dada said...

Billy posted just for me. Isn't that sweet.

I'm honored.

m the a-c said...

m the a-c said...
"In August 2006, 41 percent of all 18- to 24-year-old American adults correctly identified that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie named their baby Shiloh."
_________________________

"Who is Alberto Gonzales, yo?"

April 30, 2007 11:04 PM

Alice said...

Thanks...!

Good Night, dada, #, Blog... oxo

m the a-c said...

m the a-c said...
Obama's momentum is reminiscent of Reagan's late '70s- 1980 "mojo." He has surprised me. 6 months ago I claimed that he probably wouldn't win the nomination. Now I think it's maybe 50%.

...But as for the general election, I continue to think that Hillary has an ice cube's chance in "hell" (nonexistent) and he has a glacier's chance in hell-- slightly better chance... but nothin' doin' in Redneckistan.

April 30, 2007 10:54 PM

toniD said...

Bush Donors Defect To Obama, Clinton
NY Sun | JOSH GERSTEIN | April 30, 2007 08:52 AM

As senators Clinton and Obama crisscross the country seeking the Democratic presidential nomination and sharply criticizing President Bush, they have been collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars from donors who funded one or both of Mr. Bush's campaigns for the White House.

In the first quarter of this year, more than 150 former Bush donors pitched in for Mrs. Clinton's campaign, while a similar number anted up for Mr. Obama, according to an analysis of Federal Election Commission data performed for The New York Sun by the Washington-based Center for Responsive Politics.

This is from the NY Sun so don't get too excited

air-ono said...

man, in this short space of time i've collected some //immediate impact// pics

oh, so many pics...

i need to sort them

Anonymous said...

nite shell

SWEET DREAMS!

-conbo

m the a-c said...

I minimized the other thread a long time ago, then I let the computer go on standby as I did my daily routine.

Cat Chew brought me out of the coma

Cat Chew said...

Hitchens is a writer I have mixed feelings about. Still admire him, doesn't matter to me that he's a souse who sometimes falls for his own P.R., or that I have huge disagreements with his assessments of the way things are. Eh.
I'll have to see that exchange with Jon Stewart again tomorrow when I'm more awake.

toniD said...

NYS legislature passes resolution against Iraq escalation. In a 94-34 vote, the New York State Assembly today passed the first state resolution “opposing the President’s escalation in Iraq and calling on President Bush to not veto the supplemental legislation that Congress recently passed.”

LINK

air-ono said...

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Cat Chew said...

"Cat Chew brought me out of the coma"

Holy Frist! I have wrought a miracle.

Sleep deprivation is a terrible thing to waste.
Let's hope I'm really off the thread this time.
Byeeeeeeeee!

Anonymous said...

Hitchens is a drunken lunatic, Cat Chew

-conbo

Anonymous said...

my precious

-conbo

edna ellen poe said...

Cho Seung-Hui: A Disturbed Revolutionary?

(Excerpt)

Cho was a disturbed person, but it's clear that conditions in society were playing on his mind.
He felt many resentments that are justifiable. He was mentally unbalanced, but there was a connection between societal structures and what he did.
----------------------------

The resentments are real. Huge social divisions exist on a college campus. Snobbery and elitism exist.
With Cho, the resentments were psychotically internalized and developed in a pathological manner.

The society denies that social classes exists, it papers over social inequality. The contradictions emerge in a malignant fashion, they explode in this anti-social form This is the ongoing price American society
pays for the absence of a progressive and revolutionary social movement that offers a way out of the present impasse, for the lack of class consciousness and social solidarity.

The Virginia Tech tragedy, which led to the brutal deaths of 33 people, is an event that needs to be considered soberly and at length. But even before funerals have taken place and the dead properly memorialized, government and university officials are urging students, faculty and the population at large to “move on.”

Some of this is all too typically American and pragmatic, but much of it is distinctly self-serving.

Those at the top of society are instinctively hostile to any in-depth examination of why this terrible incident took place. The same politicians and editorialists who insist that “how we got into Iraq is not the issue any more, but only how America can be successful now we’re there” are also opposed to dwelling on the roots of the Blacksburg, Virginia, mass murder.

For a simple reason: American society is responsible for those deaths. The appeals to “move on” from officials combine callousness and stupidity. This has become a terrible cliché, repeated again and again, and directed against critical thought and feeling.
"No, people should not “move on.”
‘Enough, back to business!’ Here is the backwardness and indifference of the entire social superstructure, which cannot and will not look the reality it has created in the face.

It is part of the ongoing refusal to analyze or understand. The attempt to transform every mass gathering at the Virginia Tech campus into a “pep rally” has something perverse and unseemly about it.

“Normalcy never comes back,” nor should it. Everyone in America and around the world knows this is not the last such atrocity. This could happen in any part of the country, it is a matter of the nation’s social pathology.

The coarsest and most ignorant response, not unexpectedly, comes from the editors of the Wall Street Journal, mouthpiece for the speculators and swindlers who have looted trillions from the US and world economy.

http://www.radicalleft.net/blog/_archives/2007/4/22/2895473.html

Anonymous said...

do you know how hard it is to find a picture of that man without a drink in his hand?

-conbo

im trying as a matter of fact

Anonymous said...

head shots are good

-conbo

toniD said...

This man was dropped on his head when he was an infant and he must just fall on his head every year after that...

Inhofe: Media invented WMD excuse for Iraq invasion. Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) on Friday:

Inhofe, speaking to the press before Cheney’s arrival, lambasted Democrats for Thursday’s Senate vote to begin withdrawal from Iraq by Oct. 1 and the press for “mischaracterizing” the reasons for U.S. involvement.

“The whole idea of weapons of mass destruction was never the issue, yet they keep trying to bring this up,” Inhofe said. […]

Pressed for an explanation, Inhofe said weapons of mass destruction were “incidental” to the decision to invade Iraq.

“The media made that the issue because they knew Saddam Hussein had used weapons of mass destruction.”

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) in August 2002:

Our intelligence system has said that we know that Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction — I believe including nuclear. There’s not one person on this panel who would tell you unequivocally that he doesn’t have the missile means now, or is nearly getting the missile means to deliver a weapon of mass destruction. And I for one am not willing to wait for that to happen.

LINK

toniD said...

Pump bid for New Orleans may have been rigged. When the Army Corps of Engineers solicited bids for drainage pumps for New Orleans, “it copied the specifications — typos and all — from the catalog of the manufacturer that ultimately won the $32 million contract.” That manufacturer: MWI. “MWI employed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, President George W. Bush’s brother, to market its pumps during the 1980s, and top MWI officials have been major contributors to the Republican Party.”

LINK

thorene "muggles" muta said...

Got change!

Cat Chew said...

"Hitchens is a drunken lunatic, Cat Chew"

Yes, he is.
He also has many moments of brilliance and clearness.
Our mission, as always, is to figure out which is lunacy and which is merely reporting and opinionizing on lunacy.
Do or do not, there is no try.

Crap! I'm reduced to quoting Muppets!
Life sucks... and I should be sleeping.

toniD said...

“Journalists of questionable patriotism.” Washington Post’s Howard Kurtz on George Tenet’s criticisms: “So what’s interesting here is: This is no longer the liberal media saying this. This is no longer a bunch of journalists of questionable patriotism saying the Bush administration rushed to war; wanted to invade Iraq all along; didn’t have a serious debate. This is the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency.”

LINK

edna ellen poe said...

I'll have to see that exchange with Jon Stewart again tomorrow when I'm more awake.

April 30, 2007 11:36 PM
------------------------------------

There is no doubt that Hitchens is brilliant. However, his ego is larger that his intellect. Therefore, he can never be trusted. His alignment with the right proves his willingness to compromise his own intelligence.

No wonder he can't stay sober.

toniD said...

Kent State shooting audio surfaces
37 years later, audio tape allegedly captures Guard troops ordering fire.

Something for Reefer Jello to read

dada said...

That "Landmine Twister" piece was controversial when I had it up on display in NJ. Some people found it offensive and wanted it taken down. Others defended it. I like being controversial.

toniD said...

Historic Items Damaged, Destroyed In Georgetown Fire
Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Blaze At Library

POSTED: 12:59 pm EDT April 30, 2007
UPDATED: 11:09 pm EDT April 30, 2007

WASHINGTON -- Some historical items were damaged and others were destroyed in a fire at the Georgetown branch of the D.C. Public Library on Monday afternoon, News4's Darcy Spencer reported.

The D.C. Fire Department battled the two-alarm blaze at the building in the 3600 block of R Street in northwest D.C. Spencer reported that firefighters tried to save paintings and historic items from the building, which was virtually destroyed.

Fire department spokesman Alan Etter said the building's entire roof was on fire and parts of the structure was collapsing. There were no reports of injuries.

Fire officials said firefighters had water pressure and water supply problems and one fire hydrant did not work, Spencer reported. They were able to extinguish the fire.

"Any time there's not sufficient water pressure it is a negative impact for sure," said D.C. Fire Chief Dennis Rubin. "To what degree we're not certain yet, but more water pressure would have been helpful."

The building was under renovation. The cause of the fire is unknown, but fire officials said it may have started on the roof or in the attic.

The Georgetown branch was opened in 1935. Its Peabody Room contains a special collection of items pertaining to the history of Georgetown. The fire chief told Spencer that they were aware of the location of the room and were trying their best to prevent fire and water damage.

Officials are trying to salvage what they can from the Peabody Room.

The fire was Monday's second at a historic building. Eastern Market on Capitol Hill suffered major damage in an early morning fire.

LINK

toniD said...

History of Disbelief Hits National Television

For Immediate Release

Contact: Roy Speckhardt (202) 238-9088 or (703) 314-7008

rspeckhardt@americanhumanist.org - www.americanhumanist.org



( Washington , DC , April 26, 2007) To kick off the U.S. premier of a groundbreaking three-part television documentary, "A Brief History of Disbelief," its host Jonathan Miller will appear on the "Bill Moyers

Journal" May 4 at 9 p.m. The unprecedented documentary, co-sponsored by the American Humanist Association, will premier on public television stations in
some markets that same day and in others over the following weeks.

The American Humanist Association applauds the programming decision that made this possible. The documentary, which was written by Miller, is the first-ever historical account of nontheism on television. It outlines nontheistic and humanist views from the first religious skeptics in ancient Greece through the influence of disbelief in the founding of the United
States to the role of humanism in public life today.

(A promo of "A Brief History of Disbelief" can be found at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc2n4r-0sLU.)

"This compelling documentary series fills an important gap in the public's understanding of the long and complex history of nontheism," said Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association. "This
series dispels the common misperception that nonbelief is a modern invention. In fact, it's as old as civilization itself."

Said Fred Edwords, director of communications for the American Humanist Association: "'A Brief History of Disbelief' shows an important change in attitude about nontheism. People are starting to realize what Humanists have
always known: that lack of a god belief doesn't mean the lack of morality.

As a result of this, nontheism is beginning to gain acceptance in the public square. One needs only look at the warm reception of Representative Pete Stark's announcement that he is a nontheist, or the fact that recent atheist books by Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Daniel Dennett have made it to
best-seller status. Attitudes are clearly changing as people are persuaded by Humanist ideals."

The series will feature interviews with leading authorities, such as Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, the late Arthur Miller, and Steven Weinberg. Part I of the series, titled "Shadows of Doubt," considers the religious
implications of 9/11 and examines theories of the psychology of religious belief. In Part II, "Noughts and Crosses," Miller considers the re-emergence
of disbelief in the Renaissance and Enlightenment as well as the perils of challenging religious faith. "The Final Hour" illuminates the theories and
philosophies of influential thinkers like Thomas Paine, Charles Darwin, and Sigmund Freud, as well as their impact on the way we see religion today.


Funding for the U.S. premier of "A Brief History of Disbelief" is provided by the American Humanist Association, American Ethical Union , Center for Inquiry, HKH Foundation, and Institute for Humanist Studies. The program
originally aired on the BBC in the United Kingdom .

cute bloggie blonde said...

Alexander Cockburn:

"Sometimes I dream of them, -- Friedman, Hitchens, Berman -- like characters in a Beckett play, buried up to their necks in a rubbish dump on the edge of Baghdad, reciting their columns to each other as the local women turn over the corpses to see if one of them is her husband or her son."

read:

Four Years Later in Iraq

Where are the Laptop Bombardiers Now?
http://www.counterpunch.org/cockburn03242007.html

cute bloggie blonde said...

"There is no doubt that Hitchens is brilliant."
---

Oh yes there is.

Lilith said...

The Republican ship is sinking, and look who's leaving!


War Dog said...
There is no one more blind than he who will not see..!!!

Who cares about the GOP..??

Hillary and I are are Good Democrats..

Strong Blue Dog Democrats..



Wart Hog's full of gas, but he's not going to vote for Hillary, come hell or high water.

So that just makes him a liar.

Anonymous said...

Here is how to read Hitchens

A)Clear your mind of any facts

B)Concentrate on what a brilliant man Hitchens is

Honestly, Hitchens makes things up based on facts he himself established. I tried one time to read him. Its like reading Science Fiction. He makes up this whole world of people and plots and on and on, and people belive it. He even believes it. Just sad.

-conbo

Anonymous said...

//Crap! I'm reduced to quoting Muppets!//

reduced! thats a step up.

Suppose you were qouting Hitchens

hahaha

-conbo

Anonymous said...

//based on facts he himself established//

excuse me I meant myths-not facts

-conbo

Star Vox said...

------------
Recommended reading!
____________________

"Secret Order By Gonzales Delegated Extraordinary Powers To Aides"

By Murray Waas, "National Journal" 4/30/07

Excerpts:

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales signed a highly confidential order in March 2006 delegating to two of his top aides -- who have since resigned because of their central roles in the firings of eight U.S. attorneys -- extraordinary authority over the hiring and firing of most non-civil-service employees of the Justice Department.

A copy of the order and other Justice Department records related to the conception and implementation of the order were provided to National Journal.

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“But the presumption in the current environment is that everybody's motives are suspect-and for good reason.

There really has to be a housecleaning and a coming clean to Congress, the public, but perhaps most of all, the rank-and-file line prosecutors."

Link:

http://news.nationaljournal.com/articles/070430nj1.htm

Bloppo said...

Democrat is a noun. Democratic is an adjective.

Use an adjective to describe a noun, otherwise you look like a moron.

Cat Chew said...

I didn't come here to hail Hitchens...
He is good in some ways,
and horrible in other ways.
That's all I'm saying.
YMMV

I've packed lunches and done laundry
and I hope I will get some sleep now.
Later.

mmrules said...

For you folks on the left coast:

Frank Rich is on MSNBC with Stephanie Miller this morning.He's coming up,she's on right now.

mmrules said...

Heard on the show-O'Rielly will take credit for getting her fired on Thursday....She's Only Filling In till Wensday!-Ha,Ha:)

toniD said...

mmrules...Good Morning!

I'm watching too. Contessa Brewer is on now.

Heh, sweat stains!

mmrules said...

Lilith said...
Pretty soon the only one supporting the GOP will be War Dog, from inside that institution he blogs from.

April 30, 2007 8:56 PM


Ha,Ha.
No Comment.I just wanted to see Lilith's post again. :)

blah blah blah said...

from an opinion piece in NYT by a doldier who is there:

Most Americans who have served side by side with Iraqi units, especially those of us who have been advisers to Iraqi companies and battalions, believe that significant numbers of our soldiers will be needed in Iraq for another decade. This timeline is about average for a classic insurgency, and optimistic for one so muddied by tribal feuds and religious hatred

mmrules said...

Good morning tonid:)I'm getting ready for all your great posts.Thanks in advance:)

blah blah blah said...

o steffiemoe is a lot better looking than imus but the conversation is even more inane when you see it on the tube...

toniD said...

Blah 3, did you know that the Turkish crisis is triggering a rally in Treasuries?

Global Overview: Turkish crisis, slowing US economy trigger rally in Treasuries By Tony Tassell, Joanna Chung in London and Michael Mackenzie in New York
Mon Apr 30, 3:30 PM ET



Turkish assets suffered a sharp sell-off on Monday, triggered by the country's political crisis.

The turmoil came as global markets focused on the release of more evidence of a slowing US economy in the form of weaker-than-expected data on personal spending and Chicago-area manufacturing. This triggered a sharp rally in US Treasury bonds, put US equities on the defensive and trimmed an early rally in the dollar.

But the biggest movers of the day were Turkish markets after a threat by the military to block the government's presidential candidate, Abdullah Gul, raised uncertainty over the political outlook.

The benchmark 100-share index fell as much as 8 per cent although losses were later pared to 4 per cent.

Similarly, the Turkish lira tumbled 4.4 per cent to a low of TL1.3930 against the dollar. However, it ralled to TL1.3650, reducing session losses to 2.3 per cent. The currency is still up about 3 per cent against the dollar this year.

Turkish bonds also suffered, with yields on benchmark paper maturing in February 2009 rising 86 basis points to 19.25 per cent.

The country's credit spread over US Treasuries, a sub-index of JPMorgan's EMBIG index and one market barometer of sentiment, was 15 basis point wider at 209bp over US Treasuries in late trading on Monday.

LINK

blah blah blah said...

toniD, didn't know that. i knocked off late yesterday morning to take care of a bunch of stuff and when i came back and checked on the market after it closed was more than a little surprised by the plummet.

its amazing how emotional the markets are. throw in some butterfly effect and you never know what you'll get.

toniD said...

Happy Law Day. The New York Times notes that today, May 1, is Law Day.

In keeping with tradition, President Bush has issued a proclamation inviting Americans today to “celebrate the Constitution and the laws that protect our rights and liberties.” It rings more than a little hollow, though, as he continues to trample on civil liberties in the war on terror, and stands by an attorney general who has politicized the Justice Department to a shocking degree.

The less committed a president is to the law, the more need there is for Law Day, which makes it a holiday whose time has come.

Happy May Day

toniD said...

If you get a chance, check my blog.

The last two posts may make you very upset.

http://abramoffjournal.blogspot.com/

toniD said...

This melamine thing from China was just too easy! And the FDA is useless!


Mmmmm, melamine chicken!
by Chris in Paris · 5/01/2007 04:00:00 AM ET

Nobody delivers melamine chicken like the glorious FDA. Once again proving the value of "self regulation" that has been a cornerstone of GOP politics.

The U.S. government said on Monday 38 poultry farms in Indiana were given contaminated feed containing melamine in early February, with some of the animals likely to have entered the food supply.
Since they say it's a "low risk" for humans, let's see the leaders of the FDA eat that tainted glop and then tell us about their own guinea pig experience. Let them eat three eyed fish.

LINK

blah blah blah said...

well toniD, it just goes to show. everything you thought about these bastards is true, but more importantly, what you don't know is even worse. there is no silver lining in this mushroom cloud.

thought for the day: perhaps mission accomplished is true. we just aren't privy to the real mission.

toniD said...

Former CIA chief Tenet: Bush Iraq policy is "a slow motion car crash"
by John Aravosis (DC) · 4/30/2007 05:42:00 PM ET

Former Bush CIA chief George Tenet - the guy who Bush gave a medal to - blasts Bush and the entire Iraq reconstruction effort in TIME:
What Iraq needed were Arabists and Foreign Service officers who understood the country's tribal allegiances, or who at least knew a Sunni from a Shia. What CPA seemed to be getting were people anxious to set up a Baghdad stock exchange, try out a flat-tax system, and impose other elements of a lab-school democratic- capitalist social structure. One of my officers returned from a trip to Iraq a month or two after CPA had taken over and told me, "Boss, that place runs like a graduate school seminar, none of them speaks Arabic, almost nobody's ever been to an Arab country, and no one makes a decision but Bremer."
On the Bush administration's decision to de-Baathify the Iraqi government by firing everyone who was a member of the Ba'ath party:
We soon began hearing stories about how Iraqis could not send their kids to school because all the teachers had been dismissed for being members of the Ba'ath Party. In the context of a country armed to the teeth, this was not a good thing. If the kids and teachers were not in school, they were on the streets. I went to see Condi Rice and complained that the indiscriminate nature of the de-Ba'athification order had swept away not just Saddam's thugs but also, for example, something like forty thousand schoolteachers, who had joined the Ba'ath Party simply to keep their jobs. This order wasn't protecting Iraqis; it was destroying what little institutional foundations were left in the country. The net effect was to persuade many ex-Ba'athists to join the insurgency. Condi said she was very frustrated by the situation, but nothing ever happened. Several months later, with a full-blown insurgency under way, an interagency group headed by Deputy National Security Advisor Bob Blackwill desperately looked for ways to reach out to dissident Sunni Arabs. We again raised the subject of rolling back the de-Ba'athification order. Doug Feith retorted that doing so would "undermine the entire moral justification for the war."....

On one of his trips to Iraq, [Deputy Defense Secretary] Paul Wolfowitz told our senior man there, "You don't understand the policy of the U.S. government, and if you don't understand the policy, you are hardly in a position to collect the intelligence to help that policy succeed." It was an arrogant statement that masked a larger reality. In many cases we were not aware of what our own government was trying to do. The one thing we were certain of was that our warnings were falling on deaf ears.
It's Condi's fault:
Without using her name, Tenet alleges that then-National Security Adviser Condi Rice did not exert the kind of scrutiny of Rumsfeld's and Cheney's ideas as she did of the CIA and the State Department. Tenet says the lack of clear White House oversight of reconstruction efforts in Iraq meant US policy was "almost guaranteed" to fail...

Whenever you decide to take the country to war, you have to know not only that you can defeat the enemy militarily but that you have a very clear game plan that will allow you to keep the peace. There was never any doubt that we would defeat the Iraqi military. What we did not have was an integrated and open process in Washington that was organized to keep the peace, nor did we have unity of purpose and resources on the ground. Quite simply, the NSC did not do its job.
The NSC was headed by Condi.

LINK

toniD said...

I have not heard word one from the right wing about their thought of the Iraqi Parliament wanting to take a two month Summer Vacation.

I think they are avoiding that topic!

toniD said...

Fire guts 2 historic sites in D.C. By LUBNA TAKRURI, Associated Press Writer
Tue May 1, 3:39 AM ET

Two fires ravaged historic sites in the nation's capital Monday, one gutting part of the 134-year-old Eastern Market and the other destroying irreplaceable documents and art at the Georgetown public library branch.

Fire Chief Dennis L. Rubin said there was absolutely no suspicion that the fires were related.

The first blaze tore through the southern half of the Eastern Market, a Capitol Hill landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The city-owned building was empty at the time and there were no injuries, Rubin said.

Hours later, a blaze rushed through the D.C. Public Library's Georgetown branch. The building, in the Georgetown National Register Historic District, was undergoing renovations. There were no injuries.

Many library employees cried at the sight of the flames, including Jerry McCoy, the archivist who oversees the Peabody collection of artifacts. "This is stuff nobody else has, not even the Library of Congress," McCoy said, weeping with his head against a tree.

"I've always feared this was going to happen. This is my worst nightmare come true," he said, lamenting the lack of fire sprinklers or a fire alarm.

McCoy, who was not in the building, said he always imagined what he'd grab first if a fire broke out. Fortunately, firefighters grabbed that item, a painting by Yaro Mamout that had twice been borrowed by the Smithsonian Institution. It came out looking slightly lighter from water exposure, but salvageable.

Firefighters brought out one piece of art after another and laid them out on the sidewalk.

McCoy said none of the material was on microfiche or made into digital copies. "It's absolutely irreplaceable," he said.

Investigators had not determined the cause of the fire or come up with a damage estimate shortly after the fire was doused Monday evening, said fire department spokesman Alan Etter. Library officials were still sorting through the contents late Monday to determine what could be saved.

LINK

toniD said...

Time is up on Rice’s
proclaimed window for escalation
On Jan. 11, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the Bush administration would not “stay married” to its Baghdad security plan if the Iraqis do “not [live] up to their part of the obligation.”

LINK

toniD said...

Wolfowitz goes on
the attack, but hints at a deal
Paul D. Wolfowitz defended himself vigorously on Monday, declaring that it would be “unjust and frankly hypocritical” for the World Bank’s board to find him guilty of ethical lapses. But he also hinted that he would discuss whether to resign as bank president if the board cleared him of misconduct.

LINK

toniD said...

BP cost cuts may have
caused big Alaska oil spill
A powerful congressional committee said on Monday it had evidence that deep cost cuts at oil major BP Plc may have been a major factor behind pipeline corrosion that caused the largest ever onshore oil spill in Alaska last year.

LINK

blah blah blah said...

hey honey, parliament been a little slow this year. what do you say we take two months off and take the kids to the beach....

is that what rice is referring to?

toniD said...

Iraq probes reports that Al-Qaeda chief killed
1 hour, 11 minutes ago
BAGHDAD (AFP) - Iraqi authorities are investigating reports that the alleged leader of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, has been killed in a struggle within his own group, the interior ministry said Tuesday.

LINK

blah blah blah said...

wolfowitz is the penultimate politician. but in the end you know he'll get his deal with his name cleared, just to be rid of him.

chutzpah - when a person asks the court to show mercy on him for killing his parents because he's an orphan.

toniD said...

Turkey awaits verdict on disputed presidential vote
1 hour, 42 minutes ago
ANKARA (AFP) - Turkey's Constitutional Court is set to rule Tuesday on disputed presidential elections that sparked a political row between the Islamist-rooted government and the army over the country's secular order.

LINK

blah blah blah said...

toniD said...
Iraq probes reports that Al-Qaeda chief killed

toniD said...

Bush, EU leaders deadlocked on climate change
Tue May 1, 1:44 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President George W. Bush and visiting European leaders agreed Monday to define global warming as a serious problem requiring "urgent" action, but were deadlocked on what concrete remedies to apply.

LINK

War Dog said...

What a Happy Doggie Day..!!!!

I just love the spring don't you?

Lots of bike rides..

Lots of Hot Tub time..!!!

Ya gotta love that..!!

blah blah blah said...

dolby (DLB) has been showing a nice upward trend lately. i suspect at least till yesterday when the DC madam requested a judge free her assets long enough for her to sell her stake in DLB because it was goin down...

blah blah blah said...

this songs for you dog:

What a day for a day dream,
What a day for a day dreamin' boy.
And I'm lost in a day dream,
Dreamin' 'bout my bundle of joy.
And even if time ain't really on my side,
It's one of those days for taking a walk outside.
I'm blowing the day to take a walk in the sun,
And fall on my face in somebody's new mowed lawn.

I've been havin' a sweet dream,
I've been dreamin' since I woke up today,
It's starring me in my sweet dream,
'Cause she's the one that makes me feel this way,
And even if time is passin' me by a lot,
I couldn't care less about the dues you say I got.
Tomorrow I'll pay the dues for dropping my load.
A pie in the face for being a sleepy bull toad.

And you can be sure that if you're feelin right
A day dream will last a long time into the night.
Tomorrow at breakfast you may prick up your ears,
Or you may be dreamin' for a thousand years.

War Dog said...

Wart Hog's full of gas, but he's not going to vote for Hillary, come hell or high water.

So that just makes him a liar.

May 1, 2007 12:49 AM

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It is always of interest to see what really pisses folks off...

Cranky hates the success of Rush Limbaugh..

Rush makes Cranky see RED..

For Cathy it is Hillary..!!!!

Cathy is a Hard-Core Seattle Liberal..

Ha ha ha ha ha...

The Home of Crazy Talk...

I think the Pacific Northwest was only place AAR made money..

And here comes Hillary Clinton...

Knocking all the Loony Liberal Candidates into the ditch..

Ha ha ha ha ha ha..

I get it Cathy...

As Bill would say...

"I feel your Pain"

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha..

War Dog said...

And you can be sure that if you're feelin right
A day dream will last a long time into the night.
Tomorrow at breakfast you may prick up your ears,
Or you may be dreamin' for a thousand years.

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Thats funny...

On our bike..

http://www.ransbikes.com/2005bikes/2004Bikes/Images/450scr.-gray.jpg

I have a mp3 player and speakers..

That is one of the tunes on the Playlist..

Nothin like crusin down 100 miles of highway with the Lovin Spoonful...!

War Dog said...

Hillary is a fine War Dog..

And there is only one slot for Presidential Candidate you know..

Hillary is a nice fit..!!!!

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It seems as though the best liar becomes the President of the United States.

Certainly George Bush ranks among the top liars of all time but you have to admit that he had ample assistance from Karl (Beanie Boy) Rove and Richard (Dick) Cheney.

Last night the Democrats had their first debate and Hillary Clinton took Barack Obama like a chicken by the throat and squeezed the puss out of him. The writing is on the wall and Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee for President in 2008. Hillary Clinton began campaigning for President in her mother’s womb.

Bill Clinton is a superb liar and manipulator. Had his DNA not been on Monica Lewinsy’s dress he would have had us all believing that he never knew her.

Even with the DNA he is now sliding right back into the most powerful office on earth. Most politicians find it important to win over the independent voters, the middle. Bill Clinton has gone one better.

He has spent so much time in the past few years working on the Tsunami and Katrina with President George Bush Sr. that most Republicans now think that Bill and Hillary Clinton are Republicans.


Recently on Larry King Live Bill Clinton said that Hillary had decided to give posts in her new administration to President George Bush Sr. and Junior. The Democratic Congress is such a transparent joke that they make Siegfried and Roy look tame. The Democratic caucus is laughing their heads off with one symbolic vote after another. If they sincerely wanted to leave Iraq they would simply cut off the funding.

toniD said...

Bush's foreign policy
seems to be in shambles
For U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, April may have been one of the cruelest months. There is little good news on U.S. foreign policy from Iraq and Afghanistan to North Korea and Russia.

What foreign policy?

War Dog said...

Ya'll need to remember...

Political Parties are just Hats...

You grab a hat as you walk out the door..

A Hat doesn't change who you are..

Ask Joe Lieberman..

The Dem give Ol' Joe the Fisheye..

Joe tosses the hat and moves right back into office..

You waste your time looking at hats...

toniD said...

Correcting a George Tenet Memory Lapse
by Larry Johnson
Tue May 1st, 2007 at 03:02:48 AM EST

[Note from Larry C Johnson: I received the following tonight from Tyler Drumheller, a recently retired CIA officer. His book, On the Brink, is an important contribution to the history of our misguided war in Iraq. Tyler has first hand knowledge of George Tenet's self-delusion and dissembling about his role in helping lead the march to war. It provides an important correction to the spin of George Tenet.]


Correcting the Record
by Tyler Drumheller
As people read through George Tenet's "At the Center of the Storm" I hope the basic errors and misstatements of fact do not detract from the most important point, that the Bush administration came into office with the idea of attacking Iraq and they proceeded to misuse and manipulate intelligence to support their preconceived views, both before and after 9/11.

The problem for George is that he was not a peripheral player, he was"at the center of the storm" but apparently stood by as the Vice President, Secretary of Defense and others led the country into an ill conceived, ill planned war of choice. He was, after all DCI and as such had the responsibility for how intelligence was being used. I will not pretend to understand why he stood by when he knew what was at stake and had his own questions about the entire affair. In the end, although he served in many senior staff jobs, he was ill prepared to deal with the great crisis of his professional career. Taking lines out of individual presidential speeches and stopping one of many questionable speeches by the Vice President, simply does cut it when balanced against standing by as the country moved toward war.

Through his actions and inaction, George allowed the administratioen to pick and chose intelligence to fit their views, and to make matters worse he and his deputy, John Mclaughlin, were aware of the fact that key pieces of intelligence were flawed and should not be used in the decision making process. This includes not only the now infamous Curveball case, but other pieces of intelligence that are still classified and can not be openly discussed. As you have said, Larry, the standard for reporting to support the administration position was extremely low, while anything questioning the administration poistion was held to an extremely high standard of proof.

LINK

toniD said...

Obama is now at 32% and Hillary is at 30% re Rasmussen poll.

toniD said...

Time Is Up On Rice’s ‘Two To Three Month’ Window For Escalation »
On Jan. 11, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the Bush administration would not “stay married” to its Baghdad security plan if the Iraqis do “not [live] up to their part of the obligation”:

SEC. RICE: I will tell you this, the benchmark that I’m looking at — the oil law is important, the political process is extraordinary important — that the most important thing that the Iraqi government has to do right now is to reestablish the confidence of its population that it’s going to be even-handed in defending it. That’s what we need to see over the next two or three months, and I think that over the next several months they’re going to have to show that.

SEN. OBAMA: Or else what? Mr. Chairman –

SEC. RICE: Or this plan — or this plan is not — this plan is not going to work.

Those two to three months are up, and recent troubling reports indicate that Maliki’s office has not been “even-handed” in defending the Iraqi population and has actually increased sectarian tensions:

– “A department of the Iraqi prime minister’s office is playing a leading role in the arrest and removal of senior Iraqi army and national police officers, some of whom had apparently worked too aggressively to combat violent Shiite militias.”

– According to a recent poll, Maliki inspires confidence in 72 percent of Shiites, but just eight percent of Sunnis.

– “The UN has sharply criticised the Iraqi government’s human rights record, in the two months since a security plan was launched in the capital, Baghdad. The UN mission for Iraq said Iraqi authorities had failed to guarantee the basic rights of about 3,000 people they had detained in the operations.”

– In its April 26 Iraq Index, the Brookings Institution found “no progress thus far” on four of Rice’s benchmarks: establishing new election laws, scheduling provincial elections, disbanding militias, or putting together a plan for national reconciliation.

Even though the Iraqi government has been largely unsuccessful in meeting its political benchmarks, the Bush administration refuses to change its plan in Iraq. Yesterday on CBS’s Face the Nation, Rice said that the administration opposes imposing any “so-called consequences” on Maliki’s government “for missing the benchmarks,” and plans to veto any bill that does so.

Bush expects incompetence because he's incompetent. He needs to be ousted! Now!!!

toniD said...

Mission Accomplished? To mark the fourth anniversary of President Bush’s “victory” speech aboard the USS Lincoln tomorrow, Americans Against Escalation in Iraq and Americans United for Change joined Iraq war veterans and others today outside the White House.
You can watch the new Americans United ad on Iraq HERE.


LINK

War Dog said...

toniD said...

Obama is now at 32% and Hillary is at 30% re Rasmussen poll.

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This will be a good lesson for Obama..

He went to school the other night at the debate..

If Obama was running against no one he would not be ready...

He knows that..!!!

Anonymous said...

Not apropos of any of the most recent postings but.....

After just one day of Dave Barber(couldn't even bear to listen to the full show), I will be turning off AAR after The Young Turks.

I WANT SAMMY BACK, or at the very least a second rate facsimile who will discuss topics important to liberal radio listeners with some intelligence and insight.

War Dog said...

The Election is all about the War Dog Plan..

Nothing has changed with Iran..

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Iran Tops State Department List of State Sponsors of Terrorism


Tuesday, May 01, 2007





WASHINGTON — Although the designation is not new, the release of the department's annual global survey of terrorism comes at a delicate moment — just days ahead of a possible meeting between Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Iran's top diplomat.

Rice could meet Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki when they both attend a weekend conference of Iraq's neighbors aimed at boosting stability in a nation where the report says terrorist attacks, some backed by Iran, killed more than 13,000 civilians in 2006.

"Should the foreign minister of Iran bump into Condi Rice, Condi won't be rude," President Bush said Monday. "She's not a rude person. I'm sure she'll be polite."

Such a meeting on the sidelines of the conference in Egypt would be the highest-level contact between Iran and the United States since 2004.

toniD said...

Hate to say this War Dog, but I do agree that Obama is not ready.

The reason he is popular is that the American people are looking for change. They don't want anything to do with this admin anymore.

You are going to have to realize that Bush meassed up this country and Iraq big time.

War Dog said...

You are going to have to realize that Bush meassed up this country and Iraq big time.

May 1, 2007 8:51 AM

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As you will see over the next 20 years..

Iraq was necessary..

Just as Afghanistan was necessary..

As will be Iran..

You can't run from war..

It will follow you and bring you down..

You must face up it and win..

War Dog said...

If people want change..

Hillary is change..

But she will do the right thing in the War On Terror..

And that is why she will be the Nominee..!!

toniD said...

Another top Rice aide quits
Published: Monday April 30, 2007



A top human rights adviser to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced his resignation Monday, the latest in a string of senior State Department officials to quit as the administration of President George W. Bush winds to a close.

Barry Lowenkron, assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor, will leave within weeks to become a vice president with the MacArthur Foundation, a private grant-making enterprise, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said.

The departure of Lowenkron, who notably oversaw the State Department's annual human rights report, was announced just three days after the surprise resignation of one of Rice's two deputies, foreign aid director Randall Tobias.

Tobias quit on Friday after being named in the media as a client of a Washington DC call-girl ring.

Rice has lost a string of senior aides in recent months, beginning with her former top deputy, Robert Zoellick, who left last year to work for a Wall Street investment bank.

Her counselor, Philip Zelikow, resigned in January to return to teaching and the State Department's planning director, Stephen Krasner, quit in March.

The State Department's two highest profile hawks, former UN ambassador John Bolton and non-proliferation chief Bob Joseph, also left earlier this year and have since sniped at Rice's willingness to negotiate a disarmament deal with North Korea.

A senior State Department official indicated that the spate of resignations could continue as Bush nears the end of his mandate in January 2009.

"It's only natural as you get towards the end of the second term that people are going to be moving on," he said. "The secretary understands."

LINK

toniD said...

War Dog, I just agreed with you on Obama. I don't agree with you past that point.

I think your plan is just a pile of crap, but you already know that.

What I don't understand is why you contiinue to post it here because people just scroll past it or laugh. Unless you are tying to be funny. It hasn't worked!

It bothered me at first, but now it's more like those nasty noseeum fleas. You just bat them away or get the flea spray out.

Nice try though!

bibimimi troll'p said...

dave barber again.

he sucks mightily

War Dog said...

I don't ask anyone to agree..

Reality is what it is..

The Outcomes tell the story..

Reality is my job..!!

toniD said...

“Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced a measure Monday to force the Pentagon to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and move the trials of Al Qaeda suspects to the United States.”

LINK

Anonymous said...

this guy is a tool.

he wouldn't wouldn't encourage his children to join the service?

WOW!

thats really hard hitting.

toniD said...

War Dog, that is your reality.

The outcomes you talk about are happening now. That's the real reality and it is the polar opposite of your reality.

Again, nice thry though!

You live in a make believe world. There are outcomes to that too.

toniD said...

Remember travelgate...

Scott Bloch “has demonstrated a willingness to go after [Karl] Rove, at least on the small stuff: The [LAT] has learned that Bloch investigated complaints that Rove’s politically related travel had been improperly billed to the government. Bloch’s action resulted in a reimbursement to the Treasury Department for what some described as a bookkeeping error.”

LINK

Alice said...

Little Lobbyist on the Prairie

"I think if I had to be America's sweetheart, I'd have gone crazy," says Alison Arngrim, who played mean-girl "Nellie Oleson" on Little House on the Prairie. "I really admire Melissa Gilbert for not pulling out an Uzi."

April was National Child Abuse Prevention Month. But millions of child sexual abuse survivors, including Arngrim, can't just shelve their memories now that May has arrived.
Looking back, Arngrim's grateful that as a child she could use her nasty Nellie character to vent her smoldering rage in a healthy way.

When Arngrim went on Larry King Live in 2004, she bravely told her truth to the world - something not everyone in her life knew about. But first she sent an email to her friends and family to give them a heads up.

"I said, 'This is what I'm going to talk about, but don't cry for me, Argentina.'" She didn't want pity - she wanted tougher laws on pedophiles, and she's getting them. She's left the prairie and now hits the Hill as the California chair for the National Association to Protect Children, or PROTECT. This group isn't satisfied with "raising awareness" but aggressively lobbies to make laws that keep kids safe from sexual predators.

War Dog said...

War Dog, that is your reality.

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Reality is reality..

Bush is the President..

Hillary is next..

That takes care of the next 10 years..

After that who knows..

But we got it covered until 2016..

toniD said...

President Bush stepped in because it would put the Bush/War Dog plan in a bad spot!

“The largest bloc of Sunni Arabs in the Iraqi Parliament threatened to withdraw its ministers from the Shiite-dominated cabinet on Monday in frustration over the government’s failure to deal with Sunni concerns. President Bush stepped in to forestall the move.”

LINK

Anonymous said...

I swear to Christ that if you don't talk to this right wing asshole posting here...he'll go away.

I'm telling you! I know crazy people and how they operate. If you quit talking to him and don't give him attention, he'll wander off to find someplace where he'll get attention. That's how parasites operate.

QUIT TALKING TO THE DUMB FUCK!

Alice said...

Mexicans Demand Governor's Resignation

OAXACA, Mexico

A group of students took over a university radio station in Oaxaca City on Monday and transmitted messages in support of a leftist movement demanding the governor's resignation.

The students forced their way into Radio University, which had served as the nerve center for the Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca, or APPO. The group led protests last year calling for Gov. Ulises Ruiz to resign, virtually paralyzing the city for months.

"This is a peaceful takeover and we're doing it with the rights that we have as university students," said an improvised radio announcer, according to the government news agency Notimex.
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marose said...

Food fight

Alice said...

Report: Command to open fire heard on Kent State tape

A man who was shot in the wrist when National Guard troops killed four Kent State University students during an anti-war demonstration says he has found an audiotape that reveals someone gave a command to fire.

Alan Canfora wants the government to reopen the 37-year-old case because he thinks it will give both the victims and shooters a chance to heal.

"We're not seeking revenge; we're not seeking punishment for the guardsmen at this late date," Canfora said Monday.

"All we want is the truth because we seek healing at Kent State for the student victims, as well as the triggermen who were ordered to fire. And healing can only result from the truth, and that's all we want."
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Anonymous said...

Sam,
Who is on the radio in your place? I want to throw up seriously... I had to turn him off, I am so lost, and you dont help neither, you never answer my email or anything...I need a fix---jeez!

Anonymous said...

"All we want is the truth because we seek healing at Kent State for the student victims, as well as the triggermen who were ordered to fire. And healing can only result from the truth, and that's all we want."
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May 1, 2007 9:32 AM

I wonder if Reefer Jello has heard about this story. He was there that day.

toniD said...

Blair: UK will soon have a Scottish PM

Hélène Mulholland, Deborah Summers and agencies
Tuesday May 1, 2007
Guardian Unlimited

In all probability, Britain could have a Scottish prime minister in a few weeks' time, Tony Blair said today in a speech to mark his 10th anniversary in the top job.
Mr Blair, who was campaigning for the Scottish parliamentary elections in Edinburgh, told party supporters: "Within the next few weeks, I won't be prime minister of this country.

"In all probability, a Scot will become prime minister of the United Kingdom."

Gordon Brown, SOS

Anonymous said...

new thread - yea

toniD said...

Israelis clamour for Olmert to quit after war report
5 minutes ago
JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israelis clamoured for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to resign as his ruling coalition began to fray on Tuesday after a government probe blasted his leadership for serious failure in the Lebanon war.

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mmrules said...

Alice said...
Little Lobbyist on the Prairie

Great post.I didn't know that about her.I sure hope congress will listen to her and her group,PROTECT!

Bloppo said...

Pokemon all over again:
Don't stare directly at the screen.

mmrules said...

Last refuge of the Scoundrel..Salon.com


http://www.salon.com/opinion/kamiya/2007/05/01/bush_defeatists/index.html?source=rss


Bush Jr:Who are you going to believe,me or your lying eyes.

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