Monday, May 7, 2007

Not for Nothing

but I do have some time on my hands monday through friday.
and I am not a racist idiot.

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m the a-c said...

Good evening, Seder.

Anonymous said...

Imus has pretty much always been a dickweed - as evidenced by the comedic slurs from his 70s "comedy" album. I have no urge to have some Imus debate, I'm just saying that I never liked the guy.

http://www.recordrobot.com/Swear%20With%20Flair%20(edit).mp3

Anonymous said...

spam spam spam

spam eggs spam

you get the idea

Sunshine Jim said...

evening gang!

War Dog said...

Don't you just love a nice new Thread..???

I know it do...!!

War Dog said...

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Iran can't do anything but stall...

What they need is time...

Time = Bomb

Once Iran has The Bomb nothing will ever be the same...

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Iran buys more time at nuclear conference

* Conference stalls for sixth consecutive day

VIENNA: A 130-nation nuclear meeting stalled for its sixth consecutive day Monday after Iran refused to commit itself to a compromise meant to break a deadlock over Tehran’s opposition to language of the agenda.

Diplomats at the conference meant to work on strengthening the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty told The Associated Press that the decision by the chairman of the meeting to skirt the issue at least until Tuesday came after Iran asked for an extra day of consultations with its capital. But the diplomats, who demanded anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss confidential issues, suggested that Iran’s request was nothing more than a delaying tactic, noting it had already had three days since the meeting was adjourned on Friday to come up with a decision.

“The Iranians seem chiefly interested in seeing this meeting fail,” said one of the delegates, suggesting Tehran’s main focus was preventing any debate on its defiance of a UN Security Council demand that it stop all aspects of its uranium enrichment program. Another delegate, from a non-aligned country, a group that normally backs Iran on nuclear issues said that even among non-aligned nations “the mood was bad” because of Tehran’s unyielding stance.

Alice said...

Tom Waits, Don't Fall In Love With You

Alice said...

Hunter S. Thompson - Lecture At Boulder University, 1977 (ZIP file)

Alice said...


The Slits - "Fade Away"


The Slits - "Man Next Door"

Sunshine Jim said...

eya A.!

The good doctor lecture! tanks!

Alice said...

NP, SJ... :)

dada said...

Djamchid Chemirani - Noh Zarbi

involving a rhythm with nine beats played as a rhythmico-melodic flux

http://www.wfmu.org/listen.ram?show=22825&starttime=2:15:47

Persian drum master.

Sunshine Jim said...

eya Dada.

i love diversity.

War Dog said...

Despite years of negotiations and sanctions, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other Iranian officials continue to develop a domestic capacity to manufacture nuclear fuel through uranium enrichment, which can be used to produce nuclear weapons.

Anonymous said...

Go Sammy!

hahahaha

-conbo

here is a good one. Mitt Romney gets confused on the particulars of reality and a Science Fiction book he read one time:

How to innoculate yourself against weirding people out with your Mormonism

-conbo

toniD said...

Leading Iraqi Sunni Leader Seeks Timeline, Rejects ‘Soft Partition’ Plan Advanced By U.S. Experts
Today, Iraqi Vice President Tariq Al-Hashimi, a top Sunni leader, threatened to pull out of the government and withdraw his 44-member bloc from the Iraqi parliament if long overdue constitutional changes aren’t made by May 15th.

Al-Hashimi complained about the lack of progress in Iraq’s political transition and specifically asked for guarantees that Iraq would not be split into Sunni, Shiite, and Kurdish states.

This particular demand by the Sunni leader rejects ideas promoted by the likes of Council of Foreign Relations fellow Les Gelb and Brookings fellow Michael O’Hanlon, demonstrating that the so-called “soft partition” just won’t work in Iraq because it lacks support of a key group - Iraq’s Sunnis.

Instead, what is needed is a comprehensive plan for getting American troops out of Iraq’s civil war and working for a political settlement to Iraq’s conflict with intensified regional diplomacy, as detailed in the Center for American Progress’s Iraq plan, Strategic Redeployment.

– Brian Katulis

LINK

Anonymous said...

Hey Sam!! Miss ya and can't wait til you're back on the air.

I had been hoping that Sam would be filling in for Mike (Malloy) this week. Disappointed to hear Ferris (can't get into him at all).

--Anon Anon

m the a-c said...

Anonymous said...
Imus has pretty much always been a dickweed - as evidenced by the comedic slurs from his 70s "comedy" album. I have no urge to have some Imus debate, I'm just saying that I never liked the guy.

http://www.recordrobot.com/Swear%20With%20Flair%20(edit).mp3

May 7, 2007 9:19 PM

Did you watch Real Time last Friday? Maher joked about Sharpton's hypersensitivity, then said "Come on. The other side is wrong sometimes."

Yes... yes, it is

toniD said...

Night all!

Anonymous said...

Didn't see it.

Yes, the other side is wrong too sometimes.

War Dog said...

Parties to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) such as Iran are allowed to research and develop nuclear energy, but are legally prohibited from pursuing nuclear weapons.

mmrules said...

Alice:You might like this.

Tom Waits- Letterman interview

Link

Alice said...

Cool mm... :)

Tom Waits, God's away on business

Alice said...

Butthole Surfers: "Beat the Press"

War Dog said...

Iran's latest defiance of the International Atomic Energy Agency says it all: Further diplomacy has no chance of stopping Iran's nuclear program. Neither will UN sanctions have any effect.

CeeCee said...

m the a-c said...
Anonymous said...
Imus has pretty much always been a dickweed - as evidenced by the comedic slurs from his 70s "comedy" album. I have no urge to have some Imus debate, I'm just saying that I never liked the guy.

http://www.recordrobot.com/Swear%20With%20Flair%20(edit).mp3

May 7, 2007 9:19 PM

Did you watch Real Time last Friday? Maher joked about Sharpton's hypersensitivity, then said "Come on. The other side is wrong sometimes."

Yes... yes, it is

May 7, 2007 10:48 PM

But in my opinion Maher has been getting it wrong a lot lately. It started a year or so ago when he thought the Iraq occupation could turn out to be a good thing. He has since retracted that opinion, but his timing has been off, he's been a little more inappropriately arrogant, protective of his right wingnut guests, and has been promoting his libertarian stance more so.

As far as this side getting it wrong with Imus, listen to Sam's last day podcast. (Obviously, we got some serious regression going on without Sam...SAM WE NEED YOU!!!! I holding out that one of Nova-M surprises in several weeks will include him.)

Forgive me for being superficial...but Imus is the incarnate of Beavis and Butthead (and I don't like any of them)...does anybody else see it?

Alice said...

I agree with you about Maher, CeeCee.

CeeCee said...

Oh, can I just say Imus will most likely win his lawsuit because he was allowed to perform this way and had no reason to think this particular instance would be unacceptable. If MSNBC and CBS has to pay, may be they'll think twice about this type of programming...nah, just another business expense.

Alice said...

Kidney donation mends couple's broken marriage

A couple who grew apart and had agreed to split up were reunited by a life-threatening crisis.

After more than 10 years of marriage, Chip and Cindy Altemos agreed about five years ago to separate, see other people and begin divorce proceedings. But when 48-year-old Chip was hospitalized with kidney failure in September, Cindy, 49, offered him one of hers.

The two agreed to separate because of "all the woes and troubles" they brought from previous marriages.

But Cindy Altemos, on the verge of becoming Chip?s exwife, said this week: "He was still my husband."

As a former phlebotomist who had worked with renal patients, she said she knew "exactly what he was up against" and had long thought he eventually would need a transplant because he had had juvenile diabetes. When they married, she had promised to be a donor.

"There was no way I could walk around with two kidneys and he had none," she said. "It was the right thing to do."

The transplant took place Feb. 21.

Alice said...

A massive star around 150 times the size of the Sun has exploded in what is the brightest supernova ever seen, Nasa scientists have said.

Alice said...

We are in precarious times. While the powers that be try to work their illusion for their own benefit, the rest of the biosphere walks in a haze of tyranny as we are raped, exploited, managed as slaves, and terrorized in a multiplicity of, a complex syndrome of, terrorism. With an assumed (and for convenience not articulated initially here) set of a priori positions and values, I would like to begin a discussion of how we, as anarchists manifesting in the world in our myriad ways, are going to free our passions in the face of said violent terrorism.
...

http://anarchistguerrillamilitia.blogspot.com/

dada said...

Iran seeks diplomacy, not coercion April 29, 2007

RE "Bringing Iran around" (Editorial, April 18): Your support for sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program is untenable and lacks justification, in light of Iran's rights under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and its record of extensive cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency. The IAEA has repeatedly confirmed the absence of any diversion to military purposes.

Iran is willing to take additional steps to allay any international concerns about the country's peaceful nuclear program. However, as a matter of principle, Iran is opposed to any preconditions for dialogue and will not yield to the outside pressures to forfeit its rights.

You fail to criticize the double standard by the United Nations, which tries to deny the legitimate rights of Iran while simultaneously turning a blind eye to Israel's proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Your preference for sanctions ignores that this path will only yield more resolutions of the UN Security Council and more resistance from Iran, the outcome of which will be no resolution but greater chances for confrontation.

Instead of coercive sanctions, a different path is called for to resolve the issue, based on international norms, respect for Iran's legitimate rights, and prudent diplomacy.

M.A. Mohammadi, New York
The writer is Iran's press counselor to the UN.

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/letters/articles/2007/04/29/iran_seeks_diplomacy_not_coercion/

Alice said...

U.S. Debates Deterrence for Nuclear Terrorism

Every week, a group of experts from agencies around the government — including the C.I.A., the Pentagon, the F.B.I. and the Energy Department — meet to assess Washington’s progress toward solving a grim problem: if a terrorist set off a nuclear bomb in an American city, could the United States determine who detonated it and who provided the nuclear material?

So far, the answer is maybe.

War Dog said...

A nuclear Iran would not resemble any other nuclear power. There could be no stable "balance of terror" involving that Islamic Republic. Unlike nuclear threats of the cold war, which were governed by mutual assumptions of rationality and mutual assured destruction, a world with a nuclear-armed Iran could explode at any moment.

Although it might still seem reasonable to suggest a postponement of preemption until Iran were more openly nuclear, the collateral costs of any such delay could be unendurable.

Alice said...

Did the US sign the s♡me tre♡ty?


Or did Ir♡n not sign..? It w♡s on of those I think, W♡r Dog...

dada said...

While there is some disagreement on the idea of troop deadlines for US soldiers in Iraq, all sides seem to be on board with the amount included in the bill to fund the war.

Including the $124.2 billion bill, the total cost of the Iraq war may reach $456 billion in September, according to the National Priorities Project, an organization that tracks public spending.

The amount got us wondering: What would $456 billion buy?

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/gallery/050207_TheCostofWar/

Cute article.

lulu lyric said...

Jet! i can almost remember their funny faces
That time you told me that
You were going to be marrying soon.
And jet, i thought the only
Lonely place was on the moon.
Jet! jet!
Jet! was your father as bold as a sergeant major?
How come he told you that
You were hardly old enough yet?
And jet, i thought the major
Was a lady suffragette.
Jet! jet!

Ah, matter, want jet to always love me?
Ah, matter, want jet to always love me?
Ah, matter, much later.

Jet! with the wind in your hair of a thousand laces.
Climb on the back and we'll
Go for a ride in the sky.
And jet, i thought the major
Was a lady suffragette.
Jet! jet!

Alice said...

The Rap Canterbury Tales

War Dog said...

Iran must be stopped immediately from acquiring atomic arms, and this can only be accomplished through "anticipatory self-defense."

Precise defensive attacks against Iran's nuclear assets would be effective – and they would be entirely legal.

dada said...

Iran willing to improve relations with U.S., official says

Iran's foreign ministry spokesman said Sunday his country was willing, under the right conditions, to improve its chilly relations with the U.S. despite having passed up the opportunity for direct talks at last week's Iraq conference.

Both nations had previously sounded interested in meeting at the conference, which was held in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheik, but the only direct contact came in a casual chat between two lower ranking officials.

Despite the missed opportunity, Mohammad Ali Hosseini said in his weekly news briefing that it is possible to improve U.S.-Iran relations if several "necessary preliminaries" are established.

"Good will is one of the important elements, political will is one of the other elements," he said. "If these preliminaries and grounds are provided, opportunity for reconstruction and revision in relations will be created."

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/05/06/africa/ME-GEN-Iran-US.php

War Dog said...

They would be effective because the US has at its disposal the "McInerney Plan" (after Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney, USAF/ret.).

It calls, in part, for an immediate strike force to hit Iran's nuclear development facilities, command and control centers, integrated air defenses, selected Air Force and Navy units, and its Shahab-3 missiles, using more than 2,500 aim points.

Operationally, the United States Air Force is best configured for such a complex task, but it would not necessarily be impossible for the Israeli Air Force to execute.

Alice said...

If the US is the only country to use nukes in the p♡st, W♡r Dog, why would they be sc♡red th♡t someone else h♡s them...? When lots of countries do ♡nd they don't use, or thre♡ten to use them?

War Dog said...

Alice said...
If the US is the only country to use nukes in the p♡st, W♡r Dog, why would they be sc♡red th♡t someone else h♡s them...? When lots of countries do ♡nd they don't use, or thre♡ten to use them?


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Do you know a country that has Nuclear Weapon that uses suicide bombers as a terror weapon?

War Dog said...

It would be lawful because the US and/or Israel would be acting in appropriate self-defense.

Both countries could act on behalf of the international community and could do so lawfully without wider approval.

The right of self-defense by forestalling an attack has a long and authoritative history in international law. In the 1625 classic "On the Law of War and Peace," Hugo Grotius expresses the enduring principle: "It be lawful to kill him who is preparing to kill…."

Today, some scholars say that Article 51 of the UN Charter overrides that right. But international law is not a suicide pact.

Alice said...

Israel?

World Bank Chief Wolfowitz on short lease said...

A special committee of the World Bank's governing board increased pressure on President Paul D. Wolfowitz to resign Monday, concluding that he went too far in arranging a job and pay raises for his companion.

The seven-member committee did not make its report public, but a bank official with ties to the panel said Wolfowitz was given only a day or two to respond. The maneuver seemed designed to force him to step down quickly, thus avoiding further public action in the controversy.

The report was characterized as a 300-page indictment of Wolfowitz's management of the international community's premier anti-poverty institution, according to sources familiar with the document. The sources declined to be identified because they were not authorized to speak for the committee or the bank.

In a further sign of Wolfowitz's deteriorating position, one of his top aides, Kevin Kellems, resigned Monday. He had served as a senior adviser and director of external relations strategy during Wolfowitz's time at the bank.

"Given the current environment surrounding the leadership of the World Bank Group, it is very difficult to be effective in helping to advance the mission of the institution," Kellems said, adding that he was leaving to pursue other opportunities.

dada said...

"...neither talks nor diplomacy means capitulation. I get e-mail equating dialogue with Iran to Neville Chamberlain's pact at Munich. Nonsense. Reagan talked to the Kremlin, and Nixon went to China."

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/opinion/20070506_Worldview___Why_U_S__needs_to_sit_down_with_Iran.html

War Dog said...

Alice said...
Israel?


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I don't think Israel has used a suicide attack..

To attack your target knowing for certain that attack will end your life as well..

Alice said...

Wow... you mean only Palestinians do that? They must feel pretty upset in comparison to the Israeli's then....

...
Instead it is more of an essay documentary in which Rehov sets out to understand the psychopathology of the Palestinian suicide bomber. The film features a number of mental health experts weighing in on reasons and incentives, some of which are obvious or well-known like brainwashing and the promise of eternal paradise. Other explanations are more complex, such as the idea that suicide bombers are subconsciously responding to their heightened sexual repression and frustration.
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http://www.cinematical.com/2007/05/01/dvd-review-suicide-killers/

dada said...

"Today, opposition to the new colonialism has become so fragmented, sectarian, de-politicised, marginalized, leaderless, as to give birth to the suicide bomber as a widespread phenomenon –most strikingly in opposition to the US occupation of Iraq, as well as in Palestine."

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/37899

Could suicide bombing be an act of desperation?

I have to go...

Alice said...

An antique mechanical vibrator with a spring-activated drive is proudly displayed in the museum, which also has a collection of erotic drawings by John Lennon. The drawings were given by the Beatle to his fiancée, Yoko Ono, on their wedding day.

dada said...

An oldie, but a goodie

Is International Law Relevant to Arms Control? By Thomas Graham, Jr.

Chicago Journal of International Law Spring 2003

To sum up, military action against Iraq did not appear to be directed at protecting the status quo. No immediate attack by Iraq threatened the United States or its allies. No evidence had been advanced that explained why immediate military action against Iraq was necessary. And, finally, the military force available to Iraq appeared to be limited in scope and effectiveness. Thus, this preemptive attack on Iraq, without the sanction of the Security Council, does not appear to have been consistent with international law. A majority of the members of the Security Council interpreted Resolution 1441 (and all past resolutions) as requiring a new Security Council resolution authorizing the use of force, based on the reports of the inspectors, before it could be said that military action against Iraq was taken pursuant to Security Council auspices. And surely, a majority of the Security Council is the appropriate interpreter of its own resolutions, as opposed to one or two of its members.

Thus, if the plan of preemptive military action against Iraq, taken outside of the generally held interpretations of Resolution 1441, is illustrative of the proper interpretation of the new Strategy doctrine, the doctrine must be regarded as seriously questionable under international law. If, on the other hand, the clause stating that the US would be prepared to act preemptively, alone if necessary, is properly interpreted as referring to action either pursuant to international law rules or as authorized by the Security Council, then the Strategy doctrine would be consistent with international law. As of April 2003, the former would seem to be the correct interpretation. The Bush administration made it clear that, in its opinion, it did not need a new Security Council resolution authorizing the invasion of Iraq. This was contrary to the views of a majority of the Security Council, which did not interpret Resolution 1441 as authorizing force. According to an article in the Washington Post on March 17, 2003, the administration gave the United Nations one more day to support the US/British draft resolution which would have authorized force, but that the administration had made it clear that this was "mostly for show." [FN50] Indeed, Robert D. Novak, in his column in the Chicago Sun Times on the same day, indicated that the Vice President had implied in a private meeting on Capitol Hill the previous week that "the quest for UN sanctioning" for war in Iraq was "merely a means of securing Britain as a junior military partner." [FN51] And, as noted above, a preemptive attack on Iraq was not at this time justifiable under the rules of international law.

In conclusion, the above analysis indicates that the apparent intended implementation of the new Strategy is not consistent with international law.

http://www.eisenhowerinstitute.org/programs/globalpartnerships/safeguarding/AmbGrahamChicagoLaw.htm

night

War Dog said...

The world is not ready for Iran to graduate from the plastic explosives vest to a nuclear weapon...

Alice said...

http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/miami/24504.html
Atenco leaders get 67 years

Three campesino leaders from San Salvador Atenco were each sentenced to 67 years and six months in prison for kidnapping, local media reported Saturday

BY EDUARDO ALONSO/EL UNIVERSAL
El Universal

Domingo 06 de mayo de 2007
Three campesino leaders from San Salvador Atenco were each sentenced to 67 years and six months in prison for kidnapping, local media reported Saturday.

The sentence comes almost exactly a year after a violent clash between residents of Atenco and state and federal police troops.

Ignacio del Valle, Felipe Álvarez and Héctor Galindo, leaders of The United People´s Front to Defend the Land (FPDT), were informed of the decision on Friday night. They now have five days to appeal the verdict.

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http://www.narconews.com/Issue45/article2651.html

Who Can Imprison the Fury of a Volcano?
Letter from Nacho del Valle, Sentenced to 67 Years in Prison, from “the La Palma Extermination Camp” in Mexico

By Ignacio del Valle
Peoples Front for the Defense of the Land, Atenco, Mexico

May 7, 2007

Introduction: Brief Synopsis of the Struggles in Atenco

One year after the brutal police attack against the town of San Salvador Atenco in Mexico, sentences of 67 years were handed down to three leaders of the People’s Front in Defense of the Land (FPDT), Ignacio Del Valle, Felipe Alvarez, and Hector Galindo in retaliation for the town’s effective resistance to the expropriation of its lands for the purpose of building a regional airport.

On May 3 and 4, 2006, two young boys were killed in Atenco and Texcoco and 207 people imprisoned, most of whom were subjected to cruel tortures including the rape of 26 women on a 6-hour bus ride, yet not one police murderer or torturer has been brought to justice. All year long, 28 people have been in prison, never having been released on bail, and 172 still face charges (most of them for blocking a highway and 26 for kidnapping).

The three FPDT leaders were tried and condemned for the offense of kidnapping, a highly exaggerated charge having to do with the detention of public officials for short periods of time in February and April of 2006. The three men still face other charges related to the events of May 3 and 4.

During a week of demonstrations in support of the prisoners, two of which were headed up by Subcomandante Marcos and members of the Sixth Commission of the Other Campaign, several messages from prisoners were read, including the following letter from Ignacio Del Valle.

Letter from Ignacio del Valle from the La Palma extermination camp
May 4, 2007

To all my brothers, sisters, and comrades: From the bottom of our hearts I send you greetings and a warm hug, wishing you serenity of heart and harmony of action, always following the same star, the route that leads us to our long-cherished dream, a dream that we together will make real though we may travel a path of pain and rage.

I know that everyone who should be present is present: those of you who have taken into yourselves our pain, our rage, our impotence, our cry, those of you who have always been there in silence, withstanding, resisting, walking, constructing the paths that await our footsteps, setting out in unity towards horizons that our grandparents have forged with suffering and death, without selling out, without being broken, bearing up, brandishing in your fists a thousand futures like flags waving in new dawns of hope.

A year ago today the beast attacked us, wounding our most sacred sentiments in the vilest, most cowardly way, leaving a deep wound that makes us tremble with rage, one we will never forget, one that makes us redouble our efforts to stay on the march, never turning back. Though the road may be slow, torturous and fraught with dangers that threaten us unceasingly, we won’t stop. We are a stream, and at the call of the rains we’ll join forces with others in a mighty flow to drown the beast, with a roar that will break the bars imprisoning our most sublime dreams of justice and freedom.

To all of you we send our gratitude flowing from feelings that have survived the brutal attack that filled our souls and our flesh with wounds, fear and pain. In the face of the drama of repression and the rabid attack against our people, how could we forget your unflinching comradeship and the blood you shed when we dared to say “enough is enough”! From you no handouts or lies of goodwill and mercy! What should we make of “goodwill” when they exploit, humiliate, and murder us in the name of the law and take away the creative force with which our hands shape matter, bringing life to it? What should we make of “justice” when they denigrate our struggle by outrageously casting us in the role of criminals? And then, faced with our town’s demand for justice, they pose as victims! They use the most perverse measures to impose repressive conditions, instilling fear to teach people a lesson.

But in spite of all this, the beast has made another blunder. Who can imprison the fury of a volcano, the silence of centuries that explodes in rage and pain? Who has ever imprisoned all the wings of liberty that fly like shining lights, breaking through the fog that traps our dreams? Who has ever imprisoned the light that projects our yearnings, that flashes as a wake-up call and guides us on our march towards horizons of justice and freedom? Who can stop the march of your footsteps?

To all our brothers and sisters, I reiterate our recognition, our respect for you as human beings, and our gratitude for your revolutionary solidarity.

For collectives, for organizations large or small of all sectors, neighborhoods, students, farmers, indigenous brothers and sisters, whether from the cities, the country, or the mountains—-the struggle continues.

Prison degrades but it doesn’t kill; the person who dies is the one who gets broken, the one who gives up.

From La Palma extermination camp, IGNACIO DEL VALLE , Peoples Front in Defense of the Land.

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Goodnight, Dada, War Dog, Blog...

Alice said...

Ew, jeez..sorry Toni.. i'ts long... oops..(I swear I didn't do the Stephen Lendman post though!)

:)

donn said...

Alice.. The Slits... Butthole Surfers? ... if you mentioned Gang of Four I swear I would have climaxed!

Just whisper Au Pairs in my ear.

Dear God... when do you acknowledge our love?

Sammy, Fuck Beck, and CNN headline news, get a daily gig at Nova-M and quit teasing us!

Seriously... you can;t be satisfied with three hours a week!

I know the Seder Juggernaut will never be!!!

Rick said...

Senate Nixes Drug Importation

The Senate on Monday effectively blocked a plan to allow the importation of low-cost prescription drugs from other developed countries.

Lawmakers voted 49-40 to compel the Food and Drug Administration to certify that imported medications would be safe. However, the Bush administration claimed that it could not fulfill that responsibility.

Monday's action stalled the drive by U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan and his allies to let American consumers purchase low-cost prescription drugs from suppliers in Canada, European countries, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Instead, the vote represented a roadblock to the importation of low-cost medications and signaled yet one more victory for the influential prescription drug industry including its lobby in Washington, D.C., the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturing Association.

CeeCee said...

War Dog said...
Alice said...
Israel?


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I don't think Israel has used a suicide attack..

To attack your target knowing for certain that attack will end your life as well..

May 8, 2007 1:16 AM

Hmmm, the last time nuclear weapons and suicide attacks were in association...World War II when Japan used Kamikazes and the United States used the hydrogen bomb.

What makes you so pro-death? At what point will you realize they don't hate us for our freedom, but how freely we often choose massive, indiscriminate death and destruction which more often than not involves only the powerless and innocent to get what a few want, not need, want.

You and people like you jeopardize our safety and freedom by advocating and supporting such total disregard for life for a few pieces of gold.

--total disregard for life for a few pieces of gold.-- said...

--total disregard for life for a few pieces of gold.--

donn said...

BTW, I have installed a new {ignore} War Dog {/ignore}' feature.. is that ignorant kool aid drunk ass spelunker even posting anymore?

Don't tell me, I will just happily imagine he was "taken to God" in a (tragic) wheat thrasher accident.

Alice said...

donn said...

May 8, 2007 1:45 AM

I'm all over it, Donn...we were an item days ago... it's already like our third day anniversary of being in love... pay attention.. :)

Alice said...

Le Mans, Cancion de Todo Va Mal

edna ellen poe said...

War Dog said...

Do you know a country that has Nuclear Weapon that uses suicide bombers as a terror weapon?

May 8, 2007 1:10 AM
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You never deviate from your programming War Dog. You have no independent thoughts or curiosity whatsoever. What you think is exactly what you are told to think. Israel indeed has use the tactics of terrorism. As a matter of fact, the Stern Gang, was responsible for the death of U.N. Peace Mediator, Count Folke Bernadotte of Sweden in 1948. Ironically, and most tragically, in 1945, he was famous for winning the release of 15,000 prisoners from German concentration camps. The Stern Gang also tried to assassinate our own Ralph Bunch. Bunch was director of the U.N. Trustee Council. He was the U.N. acting mediator for Palestine. Bunch, who was an African American, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950 for his work in the Middle East.
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Now since you are a conservative, I will post the definition of the Stern Gang from the very conservative, Encyclopedia Britannia.


Stern Gang:
Encyclopedia Britannica Article

also called Stern Group , or Lehi , formally Lohame Herut Yisra'el (Hebrew: “Fighters for the Freedom of Israel”) Zionist terrorist organization in Palestine, founded in 1940 by Avraham Stern (1907–42) after a split in the right-wing underground movement, Irgun Zvai Leumi.

Fanatically anti-British, the group repeatedly attacked British personnel in Palestine and even invited aid from the Axis powers. The British police retaliated by killing Stern in his apartment in February 1942; many of the…

http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9069635/Stern-Gang
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However, if you can handle the truth War Dog:


Washington Report, May/June 2006, pages 14-15

Special Report
Hamas: A Pale Image of the Jewish Irgun And Lehi Gangs

Excerpts

Sixty years ago, however, at the time of the British Mandate, it was Jews in Palestine who mainly waged terrorism against the Palestinians. As Jewish leader David Ben-Gurion recorded in his personal history of Israel: “From 1946 to 1947 there were scarcely any Arab attacks on the Yishuv [the Jewish community in Palestine].”

The same could not be said for the Zionists. Jewish terrorists waged an intense and bloody campaign against the Palestinians, British, and even some Jews who opposed them leading up to the establishment of Israel.

The two major Jewish terror organizations in pre-independence Palestine were the Irgun Zvai Leumi—National Military Organization, NMO, also known by the Hebrew letters Etzel—founded in 1937, and the Lohamei Herut Israel, Fighters for the Freedom of Israel, Lehi in the Hebrew acronym, also known as the Stern Gang after its leader Avraham Stern, known as Yair, founded in 1940.

The Irgun was led by Menachem Begin, the future Israeli prime minister who was a leading proponent of Revisionist Zionism, the militant branch of Zionism pioneered by Vladimir Zeev Jabotinsky, which openly despised the Arabs and sought restoration of what it called Eretz Yisrael, the ancient land of Israel. By this was meant “both sides of the Jordan,” the Irgun slogan meaning all of Palestine and Jordan was the rightful home of the Jews.

Another belief of Begin’s was that of the “fighting Jew,” a romanticized idea expressed in Jabotinsky’s old Betar movement song of “we shall create, with sweat and blood, a race of men, strong, brave and cruel.” Israeli scholar Avishai Margalit translated the verse as “proud, generous and cruel,” adding: “Many are still waiting for the generous part to emerge.”

http://www.wrmea.org/archives/May-June_2006/0605014.html

donn said...

Alice of the golden voice said

"I'm all over it, Donn...we were an item days ago... it's already like our third day anniversary of being in love... pay attention.. :)"

Alice, You have made me a happy man.

I can finally sleep! with dreams of Bush and Cheney swinging side by at The Hague.

Sweat Dreams

Anonymous said...

I think thats the problem, why you are unemployed Sam

You have to be punchier!

Don't be afraid to use the N word every now and then! Some people, epecially black people, like to hear it every once in awhile.

Maybe have a republican on your show who you don't mock.

Get with the program!

Al Gore=Hitler with his evil plans to save the world!

-conbo

-conbo

Sunshine Jim said...

eya #

still up?

me too quite a

bit of excitement

this evening over here

and more to come, a long night.

Sunshine Jim said...

dangerous animal info

watch out for beavers! be careful!

http://www.unc.edu/~landy/Public_Safety/becareful.htm

Anonymous said...

hahaha

I did not even put that link into my browser

I'd rather hear it from you

Just what are the Killer Beaver's up to? Who hired them? And are they Muslim?

-conbo

Anonymous said...

Al Qaida?

Did the Beaver's fund 9/11?

And more importantly, how much are their pelts?

(sorry, I'm American, I care about Beaver Pelt prices...hats n' such)

-conbo

Anonymous said...

Are the Beaver's holding the bee's hostage?

That does it Sunny J! Global Warming is a MYTH.

The Beavers are hoaxing us

-conbo

Anonymous said...

All the beavers are kidnapping the bee's and holding them hostage in Canada, aren't they?

Dirty, double crossing bee's!

Pollinate my ass!

-conbo

Anonymous said...

Dangerous Canadaian Beavers are taking over the world.

One hive at a time

"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man," said Albert Einstein.

Ecological Apocalypse: Why Are All The Bees Dying?


although What the Fark did Eienstein know? He wasn't an ecologist, as some modern day critics point out.

-conbo

Bloppo said...

Einstein never said that about the bees.

Anonymous said...

hmmm

i've heard that too

let me check wiki

-conbo

Anonymous said...

wiki agree's with you:

Apocryphal quote

A chilling prediction about the importance of bees to mankind popular in the press recently is "If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man." This quote has been attributed to Albert Einstein, however the original source for this quote has not been reported and the earliest known use of the quote is from 1994.[73]

-conbo

Anonymous said...

If you go on wiki and click on the [73] it leads you to Science Magazine.

-conbo

mmrules said...

On tonight's "Factor" Bill O'Reilly continued his hilariously delusional and debunked attacks on George Soros (complete with spiffy, state of the art graphics). You may want to finish your drinks and extinguish all smoking devices now.


Link

mmrules said...

5/07/2007 .The Rude Pundit.
The PTSD Republicans: Rudy Giuliani Is an Asshole:

Link

den bastillen dansk said...

Nights In White Satin, The Moody Blues

Lucky Man, Emerson, Lake, and Palmer

Anonymous said...

//On tonight's "Factor" Bill O'Reilly continued his hilariously delusional and debunked attacks on George Soros (complete with spiffy, state of the art graphics). You may want to finish your drinks and extinguish all smoking devices now.//

Holy shit. They are declaring war on the internet using 'soros' as a proxy.

George Soro's runs the internet now? Wow.

This isn't funny anymore.

Seriously. The lies aren't funny, the delusional thinking isn't funny, these stupid assholes are slashing and burning anything in their way.

It's not funny anymore.

Im all laughed out.

WTF can we do? Seriously.
These assholes won't quit. EVER. Even if a democrate gets in office. Even if an honest democrat gets in office. On and on they will go lies, spew, crap, a million guests can go on their shows, debunk them laugh at them, and they still won't stop.

It's not funny anymore.

George Soro's? COME ON.

He's rich, but not that rich. WTF, this bullshit has got to stop.

-conbo

mmrules said...

Worst. President. Ever.
By: Nicole Belle on Monday, May 7th, 2007 at 5:04 PM - PDT

Link

Anonymous said...

They won't stop!

Ever!

Godamn

No one even believes them anymore!

Most thinking people have caught on. WHY DO THEY OWN THE BIGGEST MEDIA OUTLET?

This is so fucked up. They have gone over the egde.

Goddamn

Seriously, it won't stop until they own all of our thoughts.

-conbo

mmrules said...

He's rich, but not that rich. WTF, this bullshit has got to stop.

-conbo

Conbo:I agree with you..But,I don't know what to do except donate to Media Matters..And,pray that O'Reilly,and his kind eat tainted Chicken!!

Anonymous said...

There's not like a fucking thing we can do is there?

fuck

so ridiculous

Bill O'Reilley as some kind wise person. what the fuck ever.

-conbo

Anonymous said...

//Conbo:I agree with you..But,I don't know what to do except donate to Media Matters..And,pray that O'Reilly,and his kind eat tainted Chicken!!//

hahaha

that stupid ass probably has people to taste his food for him...or he should godamn start

He and the rest of the talking heads are destroying our country more than Republicans ever could on their own.

Assholes.

-conbo

mmrules said...

Be afraid O'Reilly,be very Afraid!

Link

Anonymous said...

I can't believe all this time, not much of a dent has been made in the noise machine

Bill O'Reilley should have got the boot a long long long time ago

He's not funny

He's godamn crazy

-conbo

wow. I don't want my son to grow up here. What future will he have? Im not rich!
I can barely afford rent!

its only going to get worse

Anonymous said...

its just not funny anymore

Irony is dead to me now

-conbo

mmrules said...

Here's another one......The AP,and Corporate media have there heads sooo far up their asses!

Journalism: The Question of Partisanship
By: Nicole Belle on Monday, May 7th, 2007 at 3:30 PM - PDT

Link

mmrules said...

Condo:I'm sorry..Are you ok??

toniD said...

Morning all!

mmrules said...

toniD said...
Morning all!

Hi.Conbo is abit bummed.I'm abit worried about her.

blah blah blah said...

Deal Is Offered for Chief’s Exit at World Bank By STEVEN R. WEISMAN
Published: May 8, 2007
WASHINGTON, May 7 — Leading governments of Europe, mounting a new campaign to push Paul D. Wolfowitz from his job as World Bank president, signaled Monday that they were willing to let the United States choose the bank’s next chief, but only if Mr. Wolfowitz stepped down soon, European officials said.

Yves Logghe/Associated Press
Paul D. Wolfowitz, president of the World Bank, at a news conference at European Council headquarters in Brussels last week.

European officials had previously indicated that they wanted to end the tradition of the United States picking the World Bank leader. But now the officials are hoping to enlist American help in persuading Mr. Wolfowitz to resign voluntarily, rather than be rebuked or ousted.

The goal, they said, is to avert a public rupture of the bank board over a vote, possibly later this week, to sanction Mr. Wolfowitz. Even if the vote is a reprimand, they said, it could effectively make it impossible for him to stay on.


why does this dumb ass keep getting another chance. god knows bush will choose bolton...

mmrules said...

Conbo:Are you alright??

toniD said...

This will help boost the price of Gas. They are saying lack of refineries, but this will also help to keep the gas price high!

'Pipelines hit' in Nigeria delta
A militant group active in oil-rich southern Nigeria says it has bombed three major oil pipelines.
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (Mend) said it had attacked pipelines in Bayelsa State.

The group has led several attacks on oil facilities and has abducted foreign workers in its campaign to win a larger share of the region's oil wealth.

Nigeria is Africa's largest oil producer but last year militant attacks cut production by more than a quarter.

Government officials confirmed that the attacks had taken place in the Brass and Akassa areas without giving details of the damage caused.

The pipelines criss-cross the swamps and creeks of the Delta, usually running above ground.

The BBC's Alex Last in Nigeria says they are easy targets as an attack on a single pipeline can significantly affect production and exports.

The militants had earlier warned that they would step up attacks on oil installations in the region as "parting gift" to President Olusegun Obasanjo who stands down in three weeks time.


They say the attacks were also in pursuance of their resolve to cripple the Nigerian crude oil export industry.

The militants say they will continue their renewed campaign "indefinitely with attacks on all pipelines, platforms and support vessels".

"All fighters involved in this attack have since returned to base without further incident," Mend said in an email to the media.

It is not clear why the militants have stepped up their campaign after a lull in violence during Nigeria's general elections, but they say they want to remind the incoming government that the Niger Delta question has not left with Mr Obasanjo.

LINK

toniD said...

Olmert Survives 3 No-Confidence Votes
Olmert's Government Easily Passes Test As Israeli Parliament Rejects 3 No-Confidence Motions

Embattled Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert passed a parliamentary test with surprising ease Monday, defeating three parliamentary motions of no confidence by wide margins.

Under Israeli law, an absolute majority of 61 of the Knesset's 120 members is needed to adopt a motion forcing the government to resign. But each of the motions drew only 28 "yes" votes, while the vote against ranged from 60 to 62, with six to nine members abstaining.

Olmert has been under increasing criticism over last summer's costly, bloody and inconclusive war in Lebanon. Last week an official government commission issued a scathing report on the war, heaping blame on Olmert for failures in his decision-making process.

The report led to a chorus of calls for his resignation and a demonstration by more than 100,000 Israelis in Tel Aviv backing that demand, but Olmert said he was determined to stay on and correct the faults listed by the commission.

Despite the political turmoil, Olmert's ruling coalition holds a solid majority in parliament and appears safe for now. However, more tests loom.

At the end of May, the prime minister's main partner in the governing coalition, the Labor Party, has a primary election in which Defense Minister Amir Peretz is likely to be replaced as party leader.

Peretz also drew strong criticism from the war commission, and several of the candidates opposing him in the Labor ballot have indicated they would pull the party out of Olmert's government, leaving him without a majority in parliament.

LINK

toniD said...

The United States has been deluged with natural disasters lately. Could this be a sign from the karma god that we are missbehaving?

mmrules said...

tonid:Conbo started sounding abit depressed earlier.I didn't pick up on it until her last post.Should I be worrying??Thanks :)

toniD said...

mmrules, she may be depressed, today.

But I wouldn't worry because we all go through this here on the blog. We all have our days when all that is happening overwhelms us.

I think she need to sort things out and pull herself back together.

Connie, if you are still on the blog, take a few deep breaths and remember, things do change day to day!

It's the ups and downs of this stupid society we live in today!

toniD said...

GOP senator: Patience on Iraq is limited By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press Writer
2 hours, 31 minutes ago



Senate Republican Whip Trent Lott (news, bio, voting record) says President Bush's new strategy in Iraq has until about fall before GOP members will need to see results.

Lott's comment Monday put a fine point on what Senate Republican stalwarts have been discussing quietly for weeks. It also echoed remarks made this weekend by House Minority Leader John Boehner (news, bio, voting record), R-Ohio, indicating the GOP's limited patience on the war.

"I do think this fall we have to see some significant changes on the ground, in Baghdad and other surrounding areas," Lott, R-Miss., told reporters.

Lott declined to say what he thinks should happen if Congress does not see improvement in the security situation by then. But he said lawmakers have time before they must decide.

Bush announced in January that he planned to send to Iraq 21,500 more combat troops, plus several thousand more support troops, in an attempt to tamp down violence in Baghdad and the western Anbar province. Gen. David Petraeus, the U.S. commander in Iraq, said he could give a better assessment in September of whether the strategy is working.

Republicans have agreed to uphold Bush's veto of $124.2 billion legislation that would have funded the war but called for troops to start coming home this fall. Without the two-thirds majority support needed to override Bush's veto, Democrats this week were redrafting the bill.

White House officials have sought to play down the expectations of the September review as merely a progress report, but many Republicans have latched onto the date as a critical juncture. War funding for this fiscal year, while still under negotiation, is expected to run out Sept. 30.

"Obviously, his (Petraeus') response or developments will make a difference in the next fiscal year," said Lott.

LINK

toniD said...

Iran accepts compromise at nuke meeting By GEORGE JAHN, Associated Press Writer
1 minute ago

Iran on Tuesday accepted a compromise on the agenda of a 130-nation nuclear conference, clearing the way for the meeting to approve it and end six days of deadlock that threatened to doom the gathering to failure.

The issue stalling the meeting since it opened April 30 had been Tehran's refusal to accept a phrase calling for the "need for full compliance with" the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.

Delegates said Tehran feared the language could lead to its becoming a target at the meeting because of its refusal to meet U.N. Security Council demands to cease uranium enrichment and other parts of its nuclear program that could be misused to make nuclear weapons.

A South African proposal accepted by consensus Tuesday will put an appended statement specifying that "all provisions" of the treaty must be fully observed — an allusion for the need for the United States and other nuclear weapons states to disarm.

With the Iranians showing no signs of compromise even after the South African proposal was floated Friday, a statement by Tehran's chief delegate, Ali Ashgar Soltanieh, that "my government can accept the proposal by South Africa" appeared to catch most delegations by surprise.

Subsequent approval was followed by brief, but relieved applause.

But the U.S. delegation criticized the Iranians, suggesting the delay had been unnecessary because it was clear all along that the phrase "full compliance" meant acceptance of all treaty provisions.

"It's been disappointing that as a result of Iranian obstruction of procedure, it has taken so long to get to the point of beginning substantive discussion," chief U.S. delegate Christopher A. Ford told reporters.

The phrase "all provisions" that Iran had been holding out for is a "restatement of the obvious," he added.

Iran argues it is entitled to enrich under the treaty provision giving all pact members the right to develop peaceful programs. But suspicions bred by nearly two decades of clandestine nuclear activities, including questionable black market acquisitions of equipment and blueprints that appear linked to weapons plans have led the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions because of Tehran's refusal to mothball its enrichment program — which can generate energy or produce the fissile core of nuclear warheads.

The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty calls on nations to pledge not to pursue nuclear weapons in exchange for a commitment by five nuclear powers — the U.S., Russia, Britain, France and China — to move toward nuclear disarmament. India and Pakistan, known nuclear weapons states, remain outside the treaty, as does Israel, which is considered to have such arms but has not acknowledged it.

LINK

blah blah blah said...

toniD said...
The United States has been deluged with natural disasters lately. Could this be a sign from the karma god that we are missbehaving?

is that a liberal pat robertson moment?

actually, considering what the bushies have done the past seven years, we are getting off light. although, if you consider the magnitude of global warming, the phrase "paybacks a bitch" would be appropriate.

btw, good morning.

toniD said...

Dems Unveil Their New Plan for Iraq
by BooMan
Tue May 8th, 2007 at 12:07:27 AM EST

Jonathan Weisman and Thomas E. Ricks report on the new Democratic war funding strategy in the House.

House Democratic leaders are coming together around legislation that would fund the war through September but would withhold more than half of those funds until July, when Bush would have to report on the Iraqi government's progress toward benchmarks such as quelling sectarian violence, disarming militias and sharing oil revenue equitably. Congress would then have to vote in late July to release the remaining funds...
The new House proposal would immediately provide about $43 billion of the $95.5 billion the administration says it needs to keep the war going through Sept. 30. That infusion would come with language establishing benchmarks of success for the Iraqi government, and it is likely to include tougher standards for resting, training and equipping troops. Binding timelines for troop withdrawals would be dropped to try to win Republican support and avoid a second veto.

The remaining $52.5 billion in the bill would be contingent on a second vote in late July, after the administration's progress report.

I like this strategy very much. It is more imaginative than anything I have come up with and anything I have noticed bandied about the internets. It should easily pass the House. In the Senate?


The bill, which could come to a House vote as early as Friday, faces significant obstacles in the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) wants to allow the House debate to unfold, in part to see whether the plan will appeal to Republicans.
I don't think we need to worry too much about the Senate. It should pass. We may have some pesky amendments to overcome, but it should pass.

This is what I wanted. Make the President keep coming back for more money and in a weaker position each time. Combined with standards on rest, equipment, and training for the troops, the bill will essentially end the war by the so-called 'slow bleed' approach. And, yet, it is flexible enough to allow the military to plan ahead and for Congress to react to unforeseen circumstances.

No wonder,

...White House spokesman Tony Snow pronounced the bill "not helpful."

Kudos to the Democratic
leadership. This is good thinking.

LINK

toniD said...

Blah 3, it was an observation that there are more catastrophes here than usual. The only thing we haven't had, yet, is a distructive earthquake (bite my tongue)!!!

mmrules said...

Tonid:Thanks

toniD said...

Oooops...missed volcanos also!!

air-ono said...

good grief, connie

if it helps, call me

i'll have skype on for 10-15 minutes

and mmrules... thanks for caring
: )

toniD said...

Obama is spot on about Detroit
by Chris in Paris · 5/08/2007 05:09:00 AM ET

It's disgraceful how badly Detroit has delivered in recent years. While other automakers were moving towards fuel efficiency Detroit made every effort to be combative and go in the opposite direction. The end result is tens of thousands of lost jobs and years away from competing on a global scale. It is in everyone's best interest to get Detroit producing sensible products that are environmentally friendly and that people want to buy instead of smearing environmentalists.

As a side note, whoever at GM thinks selling cars in Europe under the Chevy name is a good idea is kidding themselves. Chevy has a terrible reputation over here and the cars - whatever they are - look flimsier than a Yugo. Did GM hire the same team that sent the worst of Renault to America in the 1980s?

LINK

den bastillen dansk said...

Lean On Me, Club Nouveau

(((((((((( # ))))))))))

toniD said...

THIS JUST IN: World Bank panel finds Wolfowitz guilty
by John Aravosis (DC) · 5/07/2007 10:36:00 PM ET

It's nice to see bad people held accountable. Finally.

From the NYT:
A committee of World Bank directors has formally notified Paul D. Wolfowitz that they found him to be guilty of a conflict of interest in arranging for a pay raise and promotion for Shaha Ali Riza, his companion, in 2005. The findings stepped up the pressure on Mr. Wolfowitz to resign....

It was not clear whether the committee, consisting of 7 of the bank’s 24 board members, would remove Mr. Wolfowitz from his post or, more likely, express a loss of confidence in his leadership in a manner that might persuade him to resign. Bank officials say that a majority of the bank board has concluded that he should go.
And guess what, now we're paying a price for Bush putting Wolfie in this cushy job:
This official said that the overwhelming sentiment in Europe, as expressed in editorials, political commentaries and even web logs, was that European governments should never again let the United States pick the president of the World Bank all by itself.
Nice loss of prestige for the US, if we lose the prerogative of picking the Bank chief.

LINK

den bastillen dansk said...

I'll Be There For You, The Rembrandts

toniD said...

Connie is having a hard time of it right now, and I understand. It's very hard to be a single mother and have all the responsibility of a child.

Everything you do is based on the well being of that child.

When you are trying that hard and everything works against you, you can get depressed, angry.

Some days you feel like you take two steps forward, and the next day it's five steps back and you have to fight to get where you were before the two steps forward.

Connie needs a break from the blogs and news reading. She needs to do something special with her son and a few friends in the area. And she needs to do something for herself also, so she doesn't feel like a non person.

Connie....go do something for yourslef!!

toniD said...

Chris Matthews To War Supporter: You Got A Problem With Democracy?

Chris Matthews' guest, a pro-war vet, pumps his host's head up with winger talking points until it finally explodes:

In response to the inevitable "Congress is micromanaging the troops against the wishes of the Commanders" argument, Matthews says:

"...Democracy -- that means politicians run countries. You got a problem with that?"
Yeah, something like that. Geez, Matthews really was ticked -- but of course, it can get pretty exasperating just how often the basics need to be restated.

Video here - I saw this and was surprised that Mathews jumped on this guy!

den bastillen dansk said...

Next Exit, Interpol

War Dog said...

What a Happy Doggie Day...

We are headed to Branson today..!!!

The rain held up back yesterday..

But today we can go...

Ya gotta love Branson...

I am so excited..!!!!!

den bastillen dansk said...

War Pigs, Cake (Black Sabbath cover)

War Dog said...

You never deviate from your programming War Dog. You have no independent thoughts or curiosity whatsoever. What you think is exactly what you are told to think. Israel indeed has use the tactics of terrorism. As a matter of fact, the Stern Gang, was responsible for the death of U.N. Peace Mediator, Count Folke Bernadotte of Sweden in 1948.

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hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha...

Edna goes to the well...!!!

1948....?????

Then nothing... for 60 years..???

But Iran's terrorists use suicide vests everyday all over the Mideast...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

I guess is see your point...

Iran should have lots of Nuclear Weapons....

Why would anyone bitch about that..????

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaaha

Ya gotta love this place..!!!!

blah blah blah said...

seder would be proud of me. i went back to the old testament and found the following delightful things along with volcanos and earthquakes:

See also Passover.

Plague 1 - Blood
Plague 2 - Frogs
Plague 3 - Gnat
Plague 4 - Flies
Plague 5 - Disease in Livestock
Plague 6 - Boils
Plague 7 - Hail
Plague 8 - Locusts
Plague 9 - Darkness
Plague 10 - Death of Firstborn

mmrules said...

air-ono said...
good grief, connie

if it helps, call me

i'll have skype on for 10-15 minutes

and mmrules... thanks for caring
: )

May 8, 2007 7:53 AM

NP.I'm alittle slow,so it took me awhile to pick-up on it.But,then I started getting pretty worried..Tonid is right.It's got to be very tuff raising a kid by yourself.I can barely take care of myself.Tonid is also right about her doing something for herself.Great advise.But,sometimes that's easier said than done.My family tells me the same thing.I usualy don't listen.I have depression.It sucks,but can be controled by meds.I just hope if she gets it alot,to get some help..Sorry,I'll shut up now :)

toniD said...

"Mass Exodus": 20 Security Aides Have Left Bush Admin In Last Six Months

mmrules said...

And 1 more thing!
But,Nothing can cure a War Puppy.Except maybe,maybe Electro Shock,Acid,and a Very Good Deprogramer!! :)

toniD said...

mmrules, I think I mentioned this before, but pain can depress you, so, your depression is expected, like mine is. Meds do help the depression and the pain. Most pain therapy centers reccommend anti depressents for pain treatment.

Hnag in there!!

Al Capone said...

“This American system of ours,
call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you will,
gives each and every one of us a great opportunity
if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it”

toniD said...

Congress Asks Fmr US Atty To Testify On Voter Fraud Suit In DOJ Investigation
Associated Press | MATT APUZZO | May 7, 2007 07:45 PM

Congress is stepping up its inquiry into the politics of Justice Department decision-making, seeking cooperation from one department official and preparing to put the department's former White House liaison under oath.

The Senate Judiciary Committee asked Bradley Schlozman, a former senior civil rights attorney and U.S. attorney, to speak with investigators. The Justice Department, meanwhile, said it would not try to prevent Congress from granting immunity to White House liaison Monica Goodling if she should testify before a committee.

LINK

den bastillen dansk said...

For the pig

Still, Geto Boyz

(Die, Motherfucker, Die, from Office Space)

toniD said...

The Bastard Dane has changed his spelling to Danish!

Good Morning!

Cat Chew said...

Susie, not one of those victims who blames herself :)

toniD said...

Six Charged With Plot To Attack NJ Base To "Kill As Many Soldiers As Possible"
AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | May 8, 2007 08:42 AM

Six nationals of the former Yugoslavia were arrested on charges they plotted to attack the Fort Dix Army base and "kill as many soldiers as possible," federal authorities said Tuesday.

The six were scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Camden later Tuesday to face charges of conspiracy to kill U.S. servicemen, said Michael Drewniak, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Jersey.

LINK

War Dog said...

Remember when I warned about attacks on U.S. Soil...

I warned the "Surrender Monkeys"..

If we get hit the Loony Left is goin down in flames..!!!!


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Six arrested in plot to attack NJ army base

Tue May 8, 2007 8:57AM EDT

(Reuters) - Six New Jersey men have been arrested in what authorities said was a plot to kill soldiers at a U.S. Army installation in New Jersey, local media reported on Tuesday.

Investigators said the men planned to use automatic weapons to enter Fort Dix and kill as many soldiers as possible, according to the Newark Star-Ledger and television stations in Philadelphia and New York.

FBI agents arrested five of the men in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and another elsewhere after members of the group allegedly attempted to buy automatic weapons, the Star-Ledger reported.

Michael Drewniak, a spokesman for U.S. attorney's office in Newark, New Jersey, confirmed the arrests but declined to offer details.

"There were terrorist arrests last evening," he said.

The suspects will be charged with terrorism conspiracy on Tuesday in federal court in Camden, New Jersey, according to the reports.

The suspects traveled over the last several months from New Jersey to the Pocono mountains area in northeastern Pennsylvania where they practiced firing automatic weapons, the reports said.

toniD said...

Morning Cat Chew!!

Good for Susie!!

Den bastillen dansk said...

Morning.

Not feeling talkative lately.

I'll be around, but I think I'll mainly be lurking for a while.

Many blessings

toniD said...

War Dog...

They were Yugoslavs!!

And another thing...if we aren't going to protect our borders, of course this will happen!!

This is what the Dems have been saying for a long time.

We need border security, port security!

Duh!!!!

toniD said...

Blessings back WFC :)

Cat Chew said...

G'morning Toni!
G'morning WfC!
G'morning MMrules!
G'morning blah blah blah!

I'm feeling rather grumpy today.
Not going to waste it. Going to tear the heads off dandelions and rip their stinking roots out.
Later!

War Dog said...

Hell I don't know why everyone this the Soros Scandal is such a big deal...

Everyone has known he run Move-on and all the left wing nut sites...

What a shock...!!!!

toniD said...

WD, you have Rupurt Merdock and We have George Soros!

It's the battle of the Billionaires!

However, Soros get blamed for more than he does, while Murdock seems to fly under the radar.

Why is it wrong for Soros and right for Murdock?

War Dog said...

And another thing...if we aren't going to protect our borders, of course this will happen!!

This is what the Dems have been saying for a long time.

We need border security, port security!

Duh!!!!

May 8, 2007 9:26 AM


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It will be the demonstrated weakness and lack of resolve that will bring the return of attack on the United States..

This is a war..

You attack the enemies weak underbelly...

We have a very weak left wing who is waiting to surrender..

The terrorists are looking at 100 years of War...

Nancy is looking at an October Surrender..

toniD said...

Tenet Receives Millions From Corporations Profiting Off Iraq
Salon | Tim Shorrock | May 7, 2007 05:50 PM

If you go by the book jacket of his new memoir, "At the Center of the Storm," George Tenet is enjoying the life of a retired government servant teaching at Georgetown University, where he was appointed to the faculty in 2004. The former CIA director played up the academic image when he kicked off the recent media blitz for his new book by doing an interview for CBS's "60 Minutes" from his spacious, book-lined office at the university. His academic salary, and the reported $4 million advance he received from publisher HarperCollins, should provide the former CIA director with more than enough money to live comfortably for the rest of his days and leave a substantial fortune to his children.

But those monies are hardly Tenet's entire income. While the swirl of publicity around his book has focused on his long debated role in allowing flawed intelligence to launch the war in Iraq, nobody is talking about his lucrative connection to that conflict ever since he resigned from the CIA in June 2004. In fact, Tenet has been earning substantial income by working for corporations that provide the U.S. government with technology, equipment and personnel used for the war in Iraq as well as the broader war on terror.

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toniD said...

The Murdoch Muscle

Before you know it, Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation is going to own the news, and we don't hear a peep from the press, or the mainstream media.

In his bid to buy Dow Jones for $5 billion, last week, the Australian-born owner of Fox News, Harper Collins, the New York Post, and The Times of London offered an unprecedented $60 a share for the company's remaining stock options, and nobody blinked, except members of the Bancroft family, owners of the Wall Street Journal, and controlling stockholders of Dow Jones.

But, insiders say, that for $10 a share more, the Bancrofts, too, may be willing to give it up for Rupert Murdoch.
Not only is no one in the mainstream media speaking out against the proposed takeover, but some even suggest it might not be a bad idea for this master at corporate monopoly to have his way with Dow Jones, and the Journal, arguing that, if a bit disfigured, the news will survive. After all, salmonella kills people, not sensationalism. And, if anybody's squawking, it must be behind closed doors where only family members can hear. Where is outrage at the thought that, sooner rather than later, the Wall Street Journal will look just like the New York Post, and Fox News? Where is the angst not merely from the public, but from the press corps that a company called News Corp. can buy and sell what we read? No one is asking what will happen to dissent, and a free press when big business and big news merge. Corporate profit, which has consumed the heart and soul of America, as well as the middle class, now looks to devour the information age like a bowl of sushi.

If he prevails, and acquires Dow Jones, Mr. Murdoch will lay claim to the second largest paper in the country, and the lion's share of newspaper profit. And, Rupert Murdoch will, once again, get to demonstrate his unfailing ability to flex, censor, and sway his way to the top. But, allowing for inflation, the $60 million question is, while he's had his eye on the Wall Street Journal for many years, why is the Fox News owner so hot for the Journal now, this close to a crucial presidential race? Having watched the Murdoch muscle at work, over the past decade or so, a pattern emerges, one that is as transparent as it is trans-fat.

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War Dog said...

However, Soros get blamed for more than he does, while Murdock seems to fly under the radar.

Why is it wrong for Soros and right for Murdock?

May 8, 2007 9:32 AM

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I agree...

Money = Speech..

No law against that..

Over time this kind of thing is always made public..

Then the folks can decide who and what is good for America..

toniD said...

Murdoch takes over everything and the idiots who liten to O'Liely pick on Soros.

Something's wrong about this picture!!

Oh, and we have such a liberal press that they have ignored the Murdoch Monopoly!

Go away WD, your hypocracy is showing!

toniD said...

“The Air Force’s fleet of warplanes is older than ever and wearing out faster because of heavy use in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the service’s top combat commander.”

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toniD said...

“The chance that an Iraqi child will live beyond age 5 has plummeted faster than anywhere else in the world since 1990,” according to the group Save the Children, which “placed the country last in its child survival rankings. One in eight Iraqi children died of disease or violence before reaching their fifth birthday in 2005.”

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War Dog said...

Oh, and we have such a liberal press that they have ignored the Murdoch Monopoly!

Go away WD, your hypocracy is showing!

May 8, 2007 9:43 AM

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You fear ideas...

You can't do that..

Put all ideas out on the table..

Let the folks choose..

Outcomes will prove who is right..

toniD said...

“Leading governments of Europe, mounting a new campaign to push Paul D. Wolfowitz from his job as World Bank president, signaled Monday that they were willing to let the United States choose the bank’s next chief, but only if Mr. Wolfowitz stepped down soon.”

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War Dog said...

We are working on our plans to tour America...!!!

It will take 10 years...

We just love to travel and see all the United States has to offer..

Our first bit trip will be to drive to Alaska..

Ya gotta love that..!!!

We wanna see the Greatest Country in the World..!!!!!

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http://www.fiftiesweb.com/usa/john-wayne-love.mp3

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toniD said...

The Daily Muck
By Will Thomas - May 8, 2007, 9:35 AM
Hiring Process Was Bypassed for Federal Prosecutor
"When he was counsel to a House subcommittee in 2005, Jay Apperson resigned after writing a letter to a federal judge in his boss's name, demanding a tougher sentence for a drug courier. As an assistant U.S. attorney in Virginia in the 1990s, he infuriated fellow prosecutors when he facetiously suggested a White History Month to complement Black History Month. Yet when Apperson was looking for a job recently, four senior Justice Department officials urged Jeffrey A. Taylor, the top federal prosecutor for the District of Columbia, to hire him. Taylor did, and allowed him to skip the rigorous vetting process that the vast majority of career federal prosecutors face." (Washington Post)

Continue reading...

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toniD said...

I've been to 37 states WD, from my early 20's through my 40's.

You should have taken that trip earlier. It would have given you a better idea of how people live and what problems each state has.

Your trip now should, but won't, check out these things.

blah blah blah said...

i don't know war dog. shouldn't you start with the coastal areas first, after all they might not be there 10 years from now thanks to the myth of global warming.

mmrules said...

We can use Fred Thompson's portrayal of white supremacist to destroy his POTUS dreams
by Geoff Staples on Tue 08 May 2007 12:16 AM CDT |Radio Left.


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den bastillen dansk said...

Sugar High, Coyote Shivers, featuring Renee Zellweger

den bastillen dansk said...

Plowed, Sponge

blah blah blah said...

jehovahs witnesses just came a knockin. at first i thought they were a green organization because their literature was talking about the need for developing clean energy. four minutes into the pitch, they flip to the end of the magazine which details gods plans to give us all the clean energy we could want... thank you, bye bye

Anonymous said...

And the Gonzo Gone Countdown continues.....



blah blah blah said...
lets hope war with iran doesn't start at 5:45 tonight...

seriously, i would expect gonzo to be gone by the end of the day.

March 20, 2007 1:00 PM

mmrules said...

May 4, 2007 at 14:08:59

Anti-U.S. Uproar Sweeps Italy

by David Swanson


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blah blah blah said...

And the Gonzo Gone Countdown continues.....



blah blah blah said...
lets hope war with iran doesn't start at 5:45 tonight...

seriously, i would expect gonzo to be gone by the end of the day.

March 20, 2007 1:00 PM


you gotta give me some credit, he's been ineffective since then which is close to being gone.

al fredo, you're doing a heck of a job.

den bastillen dansk said...

"Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction."

Richard Cheney, August 26, 2002

mmrules said...

BLOGGED BY Brad Friedman ON 5/8/2007 12:58AM
House Admin Committee Set to Dismiss Clint Curtis/Tom Feeney Election Challenge According to Curtis Campaign
Contest to be Dismissed During Tuesday Mark-up Session of Rush Holt's Election Reform Bill
'Insufficient Evidence' Given as Reason, Despite Failure by Committee to Review 'Hard Evidence' Collected...

Check this Out

toniD said...

Sebelius warned Bush last year about Guard shortages. Kansas is currently missing approximately 60 percent of its National Guard equipment because of the war in Iraq, hampering its ability to respond to the recent tornadoes. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D) said that she has “written the Pentagon twice and spoke about the issue at great length with Bush in January 2006.” “He assured me that he had additional equipment in his budget a year ago. … Meanwhile, it doesn’t get any better. I’m at a loss,” Sebelius said, adding that she will bring up the issue again with the President when he visits Kansas on Wednesday.

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toniD said...

Rep. Poe Quotes Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard On House Floor »
Yesterday on the House floor, Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) argued that the United States needs to immediately authorize funds for the war in Iraq. “Congress needs to quit talking about supporting the troops and put money where our mouths seem to be,” said Poe.

To make his case, he quoted “successful Confederate general” Nathan Bedford Forrest, but left out the fact that Forrest was also one of the original Grand Wizards of the Ku Klux Klan. Watch it:


Poe’s spokeswoman tried to justify the reference to Forrest, stating, that it “was used in an historical context comparing the request to Congress for support of the Confederate troops to the request that is being made today by our Generals in Iraq.” (Roll Call adds that it’s actually a misquote of Forrest as well.)

So remember, it’s perfectly fine to quote KKK Grand Wizards to make your argument, as long as it’s in a “historical context.”

Carpetbagger Report has more.

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toniD said...

Gas prices effect the stock market:

Dow 13242.35 -70.62 (-0.53%)
Nasdaq 2551.34 -19.61 (-0.76%)
S&P 500 1500.94 -8.54 (-0.57%)
10-Yr Bond 0.462% -0.02

toniD said...

Speaking of Greg Palast...

I finally got his book Armed Madhouse. Have to read it now.

Have to get ready for work. Be back in a bit

David said...

The Birds and the

...this is the end.

mmrules said...

RFK: Rove And Rove’s Brain, ‘Should Be In Jail,’ Not In Office


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Alice said...

Drat, Toni..I wish I knew you wanted that book..I would have sent you my copy...I signed up for http://bookmooch.com...but I still have to get clear about which books I can live without...it's not like letting them borrow the book, it's gone for good...

toniD said...

More from the "terrorist plot" in New Jersey from CBS News:

Six men were arrested early Tuesday on charges they plotted to attack the Fort Dix Army base and "kill as many soldiers as possible," federal authorities said.

The six were scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Camden later Tuesday to face charges of conspiracy to kill U.S. servicemen, said Michael Drewniak, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Jersey. Five of them lived in Cherry Hill, he said.

At the time of the arrests, the plot was in the planning stages and no attack was imminent, CBS News has learned. Officials said this is more of a "homegrown" plot with no ties to al Qaeda or any other international terrorist organization, CBS News reports.

Of the six being charged, four are from the former Yugoslavia, one is Turkish, and the other is Jordanian. Three of the men are illegal aliens, and just one is a U.S. citizen, CBS News reports.

The men were described as "Islamic radicals," U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Greg Reinert said.

A law enforcement official said that the men had lived in the United States for some time and were arrested as part of a joint federal and local investigation.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because documents in the case remain sealed.

Officials said this is more of a "homegrown" plot with no ties to al Qaeda or any other international terrorist organization, CBS News reports.

toniD said...

That's okay Shell. I got a deal on it.

I have to call the library today to take my name off the list for it. They still didn't get their copies.

I was anxious.

toniD said...

Be Back in a bit

Alice said...

That's surprising...that they don't have it yet...

I've been sleeping too late these days...I'd better get off to work...

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//\\

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Run dandelions, Run!
(that was funny Cat Chew..) :)

mmrules said...

Action Alert:It Might not be to late.

House Admin Committee Set to Dismiss Clint Curtis/Tom Feeney Election Challenge According to Curtis Campaign
Contest to be Dismissed During Tuesday Mark-up Session of Rush Holt's Election Reform Bill
'Insufficient Evidence' Given as Reason, Despite Failure by Committee to Review 'Hard Evidence' Collected...


Link

toniD said...

Six months: Length of backlog veterans face when filing disability claims with the Veterans Affairs Department — “about six times longer than is typical in the private sector.” VA records show that “pending disability claims with the VA take an average of 177 days to process,” but “for some, the wait time is almost a year.”

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Anonymous said...

continuously blogging here has stunted your growth.

dada said...

If there is an attack on US soil at this point, It is our actions that have led to it.

We haven't been "surrendering" all this time, we've been at war.

Blaming the words of critics of the war instead of the actions of our failed military strategy is fantasy. Our 'gunboat diplomacy' has not only made an attack more likely, but as I pointed out last night, is inconsistent with international law.

Don't even think you can get away with weaseling out of responsibility for such an attack and pinning blame on others, War Dog. You can put an attack on your outcome list, because you created it.

Sunshine Jim said...

good mornin!

and life goes on

saw my first honey bee today.

CeeCee said...

War Dog said...
However, Soros get blamed for more than he does, while Murdock seems to fly under the radar.

Why is it wrong for Soros and right for Murdock?

May 8, 2007 9:32 AM

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I agree...

Money = Speech..

No law against that..

Over time this kind of thing is always made public..

Then the folks can decide who and what is good for America..

May 8, 2007 9:40 AM

I believe that is called fascism.

"Hey, whaa happened" to our democracy. You may want to delegate your responsibility to the Constitution as a citizen but I don't. And I'm not going to be relieved of my rights and freedoms because YOU, WAR DOG fear terrorists whether they have bombs or money, because I'M THE DECIDER!

mmrules said...

Jim:Good Morning..Luved your Public Saftey"Be Carefull"link last night.Too funny. :)

toniD said...

Hi Dada!!

War Dog is delusional, but then we knew that from the start!

Have a great day. Off to work.

Later

dada said...

Israel indeed has use the tactics of terrorism. As a matter of fact, the Stern Gang, was responsible for the death of U.N. Peace Mediator, Count Folke Bernadotte of Sweden in 1948.

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hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha...
Edna goes to the well...!!!
1948....?????
Then nothing... for 60 years..???

++++++++++

Well, it looks like an example of terrorist tactics being used successfully. Militant rightwingers in Israel got what they wanted, and now have a nuclear arsenal outside of international oversight.

It's a source of inspiration for religious radicals everywhere.

dada said...

Later, t!

Sunshine Jim said...

Cya T,

eya mmrules

that was an import fron firedoglake.

christy came up with that one.

Sunshine Jim said...

oops correction!

actually Trex came up with that one on FDL.

Anonymous said...

Stunted people, stunted thinking.

Sunshine Jim said...

THE WORLD IS A VERY DANGEROUS PLACE.

BELOW IS A SHORT LIST OF SOME OF THE MANY ANIMALS THAT MAY OR MAY NOT POSE A THREAT TO YOU ON A DAILY BASIS.

http://www.unc.edu/~landy/Public_Safety/becareful.htm

dada said...

"continuously blogging here has stunted your growth."

Thanks for your insightful comments.

http://www.dba-oracle.com/images/motivational_blogging.jpg

GBC said...

“was used in an historical context comparing the request to Congress for support of the Confederate troops to the request that is being made today by our Generals in Iraq.”

Whaaaa....? That's an asinine comparison.

Morning everyone. :)

GBC said...

Anti-U.S. Uproar Sweeps Italy

The U.S. government has proposed to make Vicenza, Italy, the largest US military site in Europe, but the people of Vicenza, and all of Italy, have sworn it will never happen.

As with the story of the Downing Street Minutes two years ago this week, a major news story and huge controversy in Europe right now is unknown to Americans, despite the fact that it is all about the policies of the American government. In February of this year, 200,000 people descended on the Northeastern Italian town of Vicenza (population 100,000) to march in protest. Largely as a result, the Prime Minister of Italy was (temporarily) driven out of power. Meanwhile, just outside Vicenza, large tents now hold newly minted citizen activists keeping a 24-hour-per-day vigil and training hundreds of senior citizens, children, and families every day in how to nonviolently stop bulldozers. The bulldozers they are waiting for are American.

The conflict, should it come about, will be as surprising to American television viewers as were the attacks of 9-11, unless someone tells them ahead of time what is going on. This week a group of Italians is in Washington, D.C., attempting to do just that. A group of Italian Members of Parliament also visited Washington last month in opposition to the base.

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War Dog said...

Don't even think you can get away with weaseling out of responsibility for such an attack and pinning blame on others, War Dog. You can put an attack on your outcome list, because you created it.

May 8, 2007 11:55 AM


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Sometimes I even amaze myself..!!!

I no sooner warn the Loony Dems about being exposed as Wankers and Bammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....

It comes true the next day..!!!!!

See Dada this isn't about your wild-eye views...

This is about politics..

This is about Outcomes..!!!!

18 months....

Beware of the "Surrender Monkeys" they will bring the Terrorists Home as they try to run and hide....

I am Reality..!!!!!

Crank Bait said...

...this can only be accomplished through "anticipatory self-defense."...
May 8, 2007 1:01 AM
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Bait: "It wasn't assault, your Honor. I used anticipatory counter anticipatory self-defense."
Judge: "I'm not sure that I follow you?"
Bait: "You see, he was planning on using anticipatory self-defense. I had no option but to use anticipatory counter anticipatory self-defense before he used anticipatory self-defense."
Judge: "Let me see if I have this straight? You believe that he believed that, sometime in the future, you would assault him. Is that correct?"
Bait: "Yes, your Honor."
Judge: "Okay. Then, you believed that, sometime in the future, he would assault you before you had seized an opportunity to assault him. Am a still on track?"
Bait: "You are on the money, your Honor."
Judge: "Okay. So then, nearer to the present, you assaulted him in the absence of his preemptive assault which was in the absence of your assault. Do I have that right?
Bait: "Yes, your Honor. That's the gist of it."
Judge (bangs gavel): "I pronounce you guilty of assault. Next."
Bait: "But your Honor! If I hadn't assaulted him, he would have assaulted me."
Judge: "If that had been the case, I would have pronounced him guilty of assault. Next."

War Dog said...

My ability to foresee the future stands in stark contrast to those who are blind to reality..!!!!!!

18 months..!!!!

mmrules said...

THE OIL FOR FOOD SCANDAL!@!@!@@@!#$


It's almost a forgotten chapter of blog wingnuttia, that oil for food scandal which was going to take down every politician in the world that the wingnuts didn't like, or something. It was never quite clear. Anyway, maybe it'll get one after all.



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mmrules said...

Losing Sight of the Clues
Of all the manias prevalent in Greater Wingnuttia, perhaps the most astounding is their belief that they are all Ace Reporters because they know how to use Google News.
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dada said...

"Beware of the "Surrender Monkeys" they will bring the Terrorists Home as they try to run and hide...."

+++++++

That's pure fantasy.

And don't "see dada it isn't about your wild-eyed views" me.

You can't weasel out of responsibility on this.

air-ono said...

connie in distress
(captured in modern art)

air-ono said...

the crank bait story
(as portrayed by a little boy)

mmrules said...

Ted Stevens' Son Identified In Corruption Case
By Laura McGann - May 8, 2007, 12:11 PM TPM

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air-ono said...

war-dog's ability to foresee the future
(as reported by fox news)

mmrules said...

WaPo: Senior DoJ Officials Pulled Strings to Hire Prosecutor
By Paul Kiel - May 8, 2007, 10:43 AM TPM


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Alice said...

The Hollywood Librarian Trailer

dada said...

"I am Reality..!!!!!"

Who writes things like this? Mental patients.

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