Sunday, December 30, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
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Thursday, December 27, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
You carry around philosophy books you haven't read and wear trendy wire-rimmed glasses even though you have perfect vision. You've probably added an accent to your name or changed the pronunciation to seem sophisticated. You hang out in coffee shops because you don't have a job because you got your degree in French Poetry.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Now, to be fair, I have never been to Iowa. Probably should before I die, but I am assuming that when the Iowa winds hit just right, when the summer months with their stifling heat is just so, I can only imagine the stench would be enough to knock multiple buzzards off a shit wagon (which by the way is their state bird...look it up). Makes for a great tourism ad doesn't it.
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Friday, December 21, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
1. She isn't attractive: I used to think the right wing media just refused to publish a decent picture of her. I apologize.
2. Her public speaking skills: she can't make us laugh, she can't motivate us, and she can't make us feel...well, much of anything. She has a very hard time laughing naturally, and she can't sing worth a damn.
3. She is about as lovable as a suicide bomber. How can I put this? Well, most of the blogs use the term bitch, when describing her. I think when the cameras aren't around, she is more than likely, the Michael Jordan of bitchery. All Pro. No wonder poor Bill slept with the occasion cheerleader. And that leads us to number 4, folks.
4. The American people never liked you. Listen Hill, let me clue you in on something. When Bill was running around on you during his Presidency, we sided with the other woman. Sorry. I think Bill's exploits treated us to two things: first, we like men who play. Especially with your husbands good looks. Second, it was kind of reassuring that if he was playing during the day, that meant that someone who we loved so much (your husband) wasn't going home and resorting to having sex with you.
5. You may be cheating on Bill with a woman. Hey, the rumor is out there. I have even seen the pictures of the woman (allegedly). Strange world, isn't it Hill? If the American people ever find out you are cheating on Bill with anybody, they will be pissed. We forgave Bill with a smile. Don't cross William Jefferson. We love that guy. We don't much care for you. We won't understand, or empathize.
But, good Lord help us, you may just be the best candidate out there, and if Bill promises to run the country in the background, we might just elect you.
In a new ad set to debut tomorrow in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, Mike Huckabee puts the "Christ" back in Christmas. Wearing a red sweater and standing before a glowing Tannenbaum as "Silent Night" softly plays, the former Arkansas governor asks viewers if they're "about worn out of all the television commercials you've been seeing, mostly about politics." "I don't blame you," he says. "At this time of year, sometimes it's nice to pull aside from all of that and remember that"--pause, inhale, smile sincerely--"what really matters is the celebration of the birth of Christ." After which he mentions "Christmas" twice more and closes with a final "God bless." This might be the smartest ad of the cycle. For all the observers wondering how the candidates would manage the awkward holiday/caucus overlap, Huckabee delivers a master class.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
“It’s not a matter of being inexperienced. It’s a matter of being young,” said Young, who is 75. “There’s a certain level of maturity ... you’ve got to learn to take a certain amount of(expletive).”
Young made the comments at an appearance on "Newsmakers Live," an urban media forum that interviews prominent Atlanta personalities. The comments were reported by the Associated Press based on excerpts of an undated interview that were posted on Newsmakers Journal, the Newsmakers' web site. Young added that Obama needs a political network to bolster him in office. He noted Hillary Clinton had a well-established network of allies, including her husband, to provide political protection. “There are more black people that Bill and Hillary lean on,” Young said. “You cannot be president alone. ...
“He’s probably gone with more black women than Barack,”
What does it take to induce King George II to threaten
A Tale of Two Giulianis
"Investigating the dubious partnerships and conflicts of interest of Rudy Giuliani’s consulting firm, Michael Shnayerson follows a $100 million trail to a not very presidential conclusion.
On the back of 9/11, Rudy Giuliani refashioned himself as a national hero, a top presidential candidate—and, through his consulting firm, Giuliani Partners, became a very wealthy man. But the questionable backgrounds of some of the firm’s clients make one wonder what Rudy wouldn’t do to make a buck. As Giuliani’s former crony Bernard Kerik faces trial, the author uncovers troubling signs of greed, poor judgment, and conflict of interest. "
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Yes, he sometimes goes to far with his references to his / our President (this time "Chicken Little"), but where you get journalistic perspectives like this, in any media?
Thursday, December 6, 2007
The historical model for Mr Romney's speech was John Kennedy. In 1960, faced with questions about whether a Catholic president would inevitably be wrapped up with the Vatican, Mr Kennedy went to Houston and gave a landmark speech defending religious pluralism. Mr Romney also took his case to Texas. He spoke at the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station and was warmly received. As with Kennedy, Mr Romney rejected the idea that his candidacy should be defined by his faith. But in contrast to Kennedy, Mr Romney did not tackle specific questions about his religion.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
And explode is what the hawks in and outside the Administration are about to do. They were counting on Bush being the one President prepared to take on Iran. As recently as last month, Bush warned of World War III if Iran so much as thought about building a bomb. Bush's betrayal is not going to go down well. The neocons, clinging to a sliver of hope, will accuse the intelligence community of incompetence, pointing out that as late as 2005 it estimated "with high confidence" that Iran was building a bomb.
Bush's National Security Adviser, Stephen Hadley, put the best face on the new report, claiming that it was our diplomacy and saber rattling that forced the Iranians to back down. As for the intelligence community, it explained its reversal by hinting that new intelligence had surfaced.
Neither explanation is entirely accurate.
Sunday, December 2, 2007
“Governor Romney has made a decision to deliver a speech titled
“The governor has been invited to The George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas to deliver this address on Thursday, December 6. “This speech is an opportunity for Governor Romney to share his views on religious liberty, the grand tradition religious tolerance has played in the progress of our nation and how the governor’s own faith would inform his Presidency if he were elected. “Governor Romney understands that faith is an important issue to many Americans, and he personally feels this moment is the right moment for him to share his views with the nation.”
“While identifying a venue for this address, the campaign consulted with President George H.W. Bush’s office last week about Governor Romney’s decision. President Bush was gracious enough to extend an invitation to deliver the speech at the presidential library. “The invitation to speak at the presidential library is not an endorsement of Governor Romney’s campaign.
-Kevin Madden, Romney for President campaign spokesman
Saturday, December 1, 2007
"Yes, Kim. This is a great piece and I fully agree with it. However, there must be much more going on that we don't see or know. Otherwise, why the large embassy, and talk of at least 50,000 soldiers staying in that country indefinitely. I don't think the neocons will be giving up any time soon, or even after B #2 is gone... They are quietly working now to set things in motion that will not be easy to undo".. Dave
Yes, Dave. As the title of this posting states, we aren't leaving.....ever. No matter who wins the election next year, we aren't, and probably shouldn't ever leave. The future of our country directly relates to the region, and, yes, the oil. Can we still drop our troop level to 50,000, set up a puppet government and use this country as our oil reserve? Many American petroleum firms lobbied, and entered into long-term contracts for their oil reserves, which is a great thing. If we could pull this off, we would have troops there to stabilize, and by running the government (are we really there to set up a "democracy ?") we could be a de facto member of OPEC.
Was the story "inaccurate" because instead of four military installations, the government has plans for six bases, as reported on November 19, 2003, by the Jordanian daily al-Arab al-Yawm:
The sources revealed the names of these bases and the planned positions for permanent deployment. They are:
Al-Habbaniyah Airbase [already an RAF airbase for much of the last century] near the city of al-Fallujah, 65km west of Baghdad;
Ash-Sha'biyah Airbase in Basra, 600km south of Baghdad;
'Ali ibn Abi Taleb Airbase on the outskirts of the city of an-Nasiriyah, 400km south of Baghdad;
al-Walid Airbase about 330km north west of Baghdad;
al-Ghazlani Camp in the city of Mosul, 400km north of Baghdad;
A permanent deployment of forces in the east of Iraq in what is known as the Hamrin mountain range that extends from Diyala Provice, 60km east of Baghdad, and borders on Iran and extends to the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, 260km north of Baghdad.
The sources explained the choice of these locations for permanent Anglo-American deployment by saying that they cover most of the territory of Iraq, and are linked to the Iraqi borders in all four directions, giving them strategic importance in defining the future course of the "new" Iraq. The choice of these locations is also linked to the aim of deterring neighbors of Iraq who might attempt to threaten Iraqi territory in the future.
Given the present administration's abysmal track record for truth-telling, we may never know substantive information about this crucial issue until the bases are operational.