Monday, November 30, 2009
A new Senate study shows what we've known for years, and what Senator John Kerry stated many times: that US forces had Osama Bin Laden within their grasp, and allowed him to escape.
According to the report, then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld turned down requests for a larger American troop presence to block escape routes from Tora Bora. The study contradicts the claim of former Vice President Dick Cheney, who said that it wasn’t conclusive at the time where the terrorist leader was. In fact, according to the report, bin Laden was clearly in reach at Tora Bora. Even he thought it was already over: Expecting to die, he wrote up a last will and testament.
Read more here: http://www.salon.com/politics/war_room/2009/11/30/bin_laden
George Bush's final spokesliar, the fast-talking-yet-slow-thinking Dana Perino actually said -- get this -- "We did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush's term." Wow. This, right after jumping to the conclusion that the shootings at Fort Hood by US Army Major Nidal Hasan are to be classified a terrorist attack, despite the fact that the FBI has stated that they were not. Hasan had no connection whatsoever to any terrorist organization; he was just another nutcase with a gun.
Watch Dana blurt out possibly the biggest lie in Fox history while the guest and talking-points-parrot Sean Hannity sit there and let it slide.
And they still wonder why nobody takes them seriously.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Unhappy fans of Sarah Palin went rogue on the Alaska Republican during her book tour stop in Noblesville, Indiana on Thursday.
The local Borders outlet had handed out 1,000 wristbands to book purchasers; the wristbands were supposed to procure fans Palin's signature on their hardback copies of "Going Rogue." But several dozen people who had been promised signatures were turned away empty-handed after waiting hours in poor weather, a local news outlet, the Indy Channel, reported.
"We gave up our entire workday, stayed in the cold, my kids were crying," one man was quoted saying. "They went home with my wife. She was out here in the freezing cold all day. I feel like I don't want to support Sarah."
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Apparently republicans have no faith in the American Criminal Justice System, the one that they're always touting as the best in the world; the one the rest of the world should emulate.
Why do republicans hate America?
They got it; why should you?
Why do republicans hate America?
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Sarah Palin is lettin' it all hang out about that darn John McCain camp keepin' her bottled up and not lettin' her get on out there and plus in addition too not lettin' her be herself.
We hope she keeps writin', talkin', showin' up here and there, and never goes away. I have all my fingers and toes crossed hopin' that she's runnin' for president in 2012. Yer darn tootin'. You betcha.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Last week's far right-wing Teabagger protest against health care reform in Washington had thousands of people bussed in, literally, on 40 buses. The Fox Channel promoted it heavily. Still, only about 10,000 people attended according to the Washington Post. Not a bad turnout, but not the hundreds of thousands they expected.
Nonetheless, to make the crowd seem bigger, Fox used a dishonest editing trick. Watch Jon Stewart from The Daily Show on Comedy Central explain it. It's hilarious.
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|Sean Hannity Uses Glenn Beck's Protest Footage|
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. - Former Vice President Dick Cheney held back no criticism Thursday of President Barack Obama, strongly questioning the administration's policy in Afghanistan and its approach to combating terrorism.
Too bad he didn’t “question the administration’s policy” when he was the administration. Maybe our troops wouldn’t have been stuck there for 8 years with nothing to show for it. This guy was invisible for his entire term, hiding under a rock or in his dungeon. He didn’t dare open up his big, crooked, creepy mouth. Until now. These days he can’t keep it shut. And the news media is to blame -- for covering every noise he makes. Look, he’s not vice president now. He’s nothing. He’s a private citizen. I don’t want to hear from him anymore than I want to hear from, say, George Bush.
He went on (and on) about a Department of Justice investigation into so-called "enhanced interrogations" used by the CIA and military on detained suspected terrorists.
"I find that absolutely abhorrent," said Cheney. "It bothers the heck out of me that we would go after those people who have been instrumental in preventing further attacks against the United States."
Hmm. Maybe it’s because “those people” acted illegally, and under your authorization, Mr. Cheney.
By the way, for all of you who remember the 60s... Wasn't Benton Harbor the real name of radio character Chickenman? How appropriate, for a guy who loves war but found excuses to avoid it 5 times.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I couldn't have put it better than a recent letter to the editor in the Miami Herald:
Rep. John Boehner`s Nov 4 Other Views column, Republicans have a much better plan: The Republican leadership have finally come forward, albeit nine months late and at the 11th hour, offering a plan to address health care reform.
Unfortunately for Boehner, analysis of the Republican alternative by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office determines that the proposed plan will, over 10 years, reduce the number of uninsured -- currently 45 million -- by three million. This projects leaving a full 17 percent of our population lacking coverage by 2019, exactly the same rate of uninsured we have today.
According to the CBO, the Democratic plan will cover 12 times as many people and save approximately $36 million more than the Republicans' "better plan."
Saturday, November 7, 2009
They can't tell the US Constitution from the Declaration of Independence. They can't recite the Pledge of Allegiance. They send the troops off to unnecessary wars, vote against military pay raises, shut down VA hospitals, and then claim Democrats "don't support the troops." They claim Democrats are "weak on terrorism," yet on 9/11 we had a Republican President, Republican Vice President, Republican House, Republican Senate, Republican Mayor of NY and Republican Governor of NY.
Well here's the latest gaffe from the Boner. He says he's quoting the Constitution, but it's really the opening lines of the Declaration of Independence. Wow. And he's even holding his tiny edition of the Constitution! Maybe too much time in the tanning salon fried his brains...
Michelle Bachman and Virginia Foxx don't seem to notice the screw-up either.
It happened in front of a crowd of right-wing Teabaggers, shipped in on 40 buses paid for by right-wing billionaire CEO David Koch who runs the organization "Americans for Prosperity," which spends millions opposing health care reform.
Kicking off yesterday’s tea party protest at the Capitol, Missouri Republican Rep. Todd Akin tried to whip up the crowd to join him in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance because it “drives the liberals crazy.”
Then he botched it.
So eager to scream the words “one nation UNDER GOD,” Akin skipped right over the next word – “indivisible” – before stumbling into “with liberty and justice for all.”
The subject was the republican leaders who attended, but did not condemn, the inappropriate, hateful signs held at an anti-health care rally. These, of course, were held by the Teabaggers who are "for" nothing and "against" everything that Congress and the President are trying to accomplish. Get this -- at this particular rally in Washington DC, these right-wing crazies were holding pictures comparing health care reform to the Nazi death camps. Great. To these sickos, giving a government option to people with no health care equals Hitler killing 6 million people. Bizarre.
Well, it was pointed out to Tommy Tancredo that the military itself uses government-run health care. Tancredo became flustered and, speaking for the veterans, claimed they would rather not have health care supplied by the US military! Markos Moulitsas from the Daily Kos reminded him that he, Moulitsas, actually is a veteran and Tancredo is not. (Tancredo pushed for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and pushed for the war in Vietnam, although he used "depression" to get out of serving. Kinda like Chickenhawk Dick Cheney, who never met a war he didn't like, unless it was his turn to fight. Then he managed to pull off FIVE deferments to stay out of Vietnam.)
So what happens when you use truth and facts with a republican? They panic and run off. Watch for yourself.
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