Thursday, November 30, 2006

DUmmies hear of our little secret from Stossel, all hell breaks loose

Well, our little secret has hit the big time. John Stossel let it out last night on 20/20. No word yet on if he'll donate to the cause of repairing the resulting exploding DUmmie heads:


If anyone has a YouTube (or similar site) video of the interview mentioned in 9119495's post, I'd like to see it. Thanks.

namvet73 (200 posts) Thu Nov-30-06 08:32 AM
Original message
Stossel claims Conservatives more Generous than Liberals
Stossel got my ire up when, on a 20/20 Special "Greed in America" that aired 11/29/06, John Stossel started the show by pointing out that Conservatives give more to charities than Liberals because liberals expect the government to do it.

I don't believe it, but I haven't found anything to debunk it with facts. I found nothing on yet.

I know my mother watched that show and would like to have some answers for her after she starts up on liberals.

Stossel Page: /

Sorry if this was already posted, but I could not find it.

originalpckelly (1000+ posts) Thu Nov-30-06 08:33 AM
Response to Original message
1. Gee that's odd...
Edited on Thu Nov-30-06 08:33 AM by originalpckelly
considering how the conservative rich people in our country have screwed the poor so bad the poor pay more a percentage of their income in taxes than do the rich.

MannyGoldstein (1000+ posts) Thu Nov-30-06 08:40 AM
Response to Original message
2. The Evidence Says Otherwise

goddess40 (1000+ posts) Thu Nov-30-06 08:43 AM
Response to Original message
3. Don't you want to know what kind of drugs he's taken
These right wing reporters are absolutely disgusting - spewing "fact" to support the continued pillaging of America.

indepat (1000+ posts) Thu Nov-30-06 10:19 AM
Response to Reply #3
24. Herr Stossel is right, far right: conservatives have sprinkled far more treasure on the wealthiest
and large corporations than liberals have ever sprinkled on the :little people."

a kennedy (693 posts) Thu Nov-30-06 08:45 AM
Response to Original message
6. Yeah, he was on The View yesterday should have seen
Elizabeth's eyes open when he said that......just what the little conservative wanted to hear. Oh and she got invited to the White House for some shindig, said her husband couldn't attend so she's taking Rosie O'Donnell instead!!

9119495 (1000+ posts) Thu Nov-30-06 08:46 AM
Response to Original message
7. Don't waste your time on Stossel. A funny story...
Stossel offers up his right-wing propaganda videos for free to any classroom that requests them. The plan is probably to get teachers to jump at the chance to show a video instead of teach (which I'm sad to say a few in my profession actually do). I requested one of the videos immediately...and promptly destroyed it with a hammer. One less Stossel video to go around.

He also claimed the robber barons were good guys in one of his piece of shit books. He went on the Daily Show to promote it and more than any other time I've seen, Stossel got his ass handed to him. Stewart generally seems to think if a guest is willing to come on the show, they are worthy of respectful treatment. I guess that night he thought Stossel's bullshit was just to far from reality not to be dealt with.

Moonbat makes up message by conservative, other moonbats fall for it

Posters at Conservative Underground have quite a rich lexicon. One particular phrase frequently posted over there is "Bouncy Ball Tale". A Bouncy Ball Tale is a post by a member of Democratic Underground wherein they tell a story of meeting a conservative, who frequently says something so objectionable that no real conservative would ever say such a thing. Frequently (though not always), through his infinite knowledge, the DUmmie will proceed to set the conservative straight. Said conservative converts and swears off bathing for the rest of his natural life. Which brings us to this post, a message supposedly written by a conservative:

Insane message I got from a right-wing co-worker... thought I'd share for laughs. (Warning: NUTS!)
Got this from a co-worker:

"Convervatives love America more than liberals and I can proev it. Ask any liberal if they're willing to use nuclear and biological weapons to wipe out Africa, Iran, and North korea completely clean of life. They'll answer "NO!". On the other hand, conservatives like myself would say "HELL YES!". I love America enough to be willing to take ANY STEPS NEEDED to keep her safe. I don't give a FLYING FUCK about any "life" that's not America. To save one, just one, American life I am willing to slaughter ten thousand small children of arabs with my BARE HANDS!

To the liberal, Americans are equal to other "humans". To the conservative, the American is superior. How can anyone think liberals love American more than conservatives?

I love America so much I would rather have the world END than not be dominated by America. Show me ONE FUCKING LIBERAL willing to die for America. Not only die, but have his children die, his grandchildren die, etc. I would gladly watch my family die horrible deaths, watch my son be tortured by inhumane diseases crafted in labs for maximum suffering, all so America remaiins a superpower. I love this country THAT much. "

See, most people would have their BS meters go off the scale right there. The DUmmies? Not so much..

jobycom (1000+ posts) Thu Nov-30-06 12:21 PM
Response to Original message
1. I knew a man who loved his wife that much
I can show you their graves.

displacedtexan (1000+ posts) Thu Nov-30-06 12:22 PM
Response to Original message
2. That coworker doesn't have enough work to do.
Pass this on to the HR dept.

myrna minx (1000+ posts) Thu Nov-30-06 12:28 PM
Response to Reply #6
17. I hope he doesn't have any contact with customers or clients.
His disturbing "philosophy" could dramatically effect how he treats people that he feels are "evil". That would be really bad for business

EnviroBat (248 posts) Thu Nov-30-06 12:30 PM
Original message
Do it.
Edited on Thu Nov-30-06 12:30 PM by EnviroBat
You don't need to be sharing the same air space with such a complete fuckwad...

Show him how much you love America...

Bridget Burke (1000+ posts) Thu Nov-30-06 12:25 PM
Response to Reply #2
10. Perhaps this is a very small company
HR departments in larger operations are concerned with Diversity & Anger Management Issues.

Sounds as though this fellow needs some "counseling."

wryter2000 (1000+ posts) Thu Nov-30-06 12:22 PM
Response to Original message
3. Ye gods
Did your friend write that or just forward it to you? More important, does he/she have a son of military age? If so, is that son in Iraq? I say "son" because that's what the message says, and your friend is probably Neanderthal enough to think women can't be in combat.

wryter2000 is probably one of the DUmmies that believes that if you are 35 and under and support the war, you have to go to Iraq, no matter your physical condition or anything else. Similarly, the DUmmies believe that if you are over 35 and believe in the war, you should drag your 16 year old crumb cruncher to the recruiting station, regardless of his/her wishes.

December 10, 2006: Human Rights and Chimpeachment Day

From the moonbats at After Downing Street:

December 10 is Human Rights Day, and this year we're making it Human Rights and Impeachment Day. Slogan: "Putting Impeachment on the Table."

We encourage you to organize a town hall forum or rally on this day for the impeachment of Bush and Cheney.

Of course. Chimpeachment means nothing without Gimpeachment. And look who the speakers are...

David Swanson: Speaking at the event in Santa Barbara

Elizabeth de la Vega: Northern California:

Harvey Wasserman: Central Ohio:

Ann Wright: Speaking at the event in Santa Barbara

Cindy Sheehan: Speaking at one of the events in New York City

Dave Lindorff: Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey, or Delaware:

Bob Fertik: Speaking at one of the events in New York City

Tim Carpenter: DC Area:

John Nichols: Preferably Wisconsin:

Steve Cobble: Preferably Washington DC:

Dennis Loo: California: evening only:

Debra Sweet: Where needed:

Bill Durston: California

Peter Phillips: California:

Samm Simpson: Florida:

Larry Everest: San Francisco Bay Area or Los Angeles, Seattle, or Portland (OR):

Parker East:

Speakers from the Detroit and Michigan National Lawyers Guild:

Jennifer Van Bergen: North Florida:

Larry Johnson: DC Area probably best:

Matthew Rothschild: Wisconsin:

Jeeni Criscenzo: San Diego or Riverside County, CA:

Bill Moyer (who is not Bill Moyers): DC Area:

Stuart Hutchison - North Jersey Impeach Group - New Jersey, NYC, southern New York :

Norman Solomon: San Francisco Bay Area:

Sue Niederer: Philadelphia, Penn., area:

Maybe one of them can come up with an actual crime to base chimpeachment on?

Say it ain't so! Democrats break campaign promise!

One of the big issues the Democrats brought up during the campaign is that Pres. Bush didn't implement all of the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission (from now on affectionately known as the Gorelick Gang). They said they'd implement every last suggestion within 100 hours of taking office. Now they're backing away from one of the key recommendations:

It was a solemn pledge, repeated by Democratic leaders and candidates over and over: If elected to the majority in Congress, Democrats would implement all of the recommendations of the bipartisan commission that examined the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

But with control of Congress now secured, Democratic leaders have decided for now against implementing the one measure that would affect them most directly: a wholesale reorganization of Congress to improve oversight and funding of the nation's intelligence agencies. Instead, Democratic leaders may create a panel to look at the issue and produce recommendations, according to congressional aides and lawmakers.

Because plans for implementing the commission's recommendations are still fluid, Democratic officials would not speak for the record. But aides on the House and Senate appropriations, armed services and intelligence committees confirmed this week that a reorganization of Congress would not be part of the package of homeland-security changes up for passage in the "first 100 hours" of the Democratic Congress.

I'm shocked. I tell you! Shocked!

DUFU-esque: Is there any way to ban Limbaugh, O'Reilly and their ilk from the airwaves?

This thread is just begging for a response, so here we go.

Is there any way to ban Limbaugh, O'Reilly and their ilk from the airwaves?

Free Speech for me, but not for thee.

This question touches on the first amendment freedom of speech. But what about speech that provides only hatred, propaganda and divisiveness?

You just described DU.

Can there be any doubt that these people have, through their words and support of a corrupt administration, created damage to our constitution, death to American service people and anguish to anyone with a conscience?

Absolutly no doubt in my mind that you have done all of those.

I'm not a lawyer, so I don't have the slightest clue as to the point where hate speech becomes unconstitutional. But I'd like to hear your opinions on this.

Unfortunately, your DU posts are protected speech, just as a KKK rally is.

have a Congressional committee declare them "terrorists"
and use th Patriot Act to imprison and torture and execute them.

Thou shalt not disagree with a moonbat.

You could turn off your TV and your radio
Can there be any doubt that these people have, through their words and support of a corrupt administration, created damage to our constitution, death to American service people and anguish to anyone with a conscience?

Yes, there can be doubt.


Yes, slackmaster. I can turn off my TV and radio. But that doesn't
solve what I consider to be the damage they are doing to our country, our way of life and to basic human dignity.

They are exposing our agenda!!!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Sniffer bees set to snare suicide bombers

From The Daily Mail:

An extraordinary invention by a small British company is being praised by American scientists who have been testing it.

Researchers at Inscentinel Ltd, which has just three employees at its Harpenden, Herts, HQ, have developed an amazing "sniffer box" to harness the bees' incredible sense of smell.

Now Inscentinel is set to cash in when its box full of computer technology that turns honeybees into bomb detectors goes into mass production.

Bee sniffer squads could be on duty at airports, train stations and other terror targets within a year, say the scientists. Los Alamos sniffer squad trainer Tim Haartman, an entomologist - insect specialist - at the lab, said: "The technology is there. It's just a case of putting it into production."

A honeybee finds explosives by doing what comes naturally. He pokes out his proboscis - the trunk-like feeding organ with which he sucks in food - when he smells something he likes.

Wow. It's an inventive idea, to say the least. I wonder how many lives this will save.

Castro's 80th birthday bash kicks off without him

From Reuters:

HAVANA (Reuters) - Fidel Castro's 80th birthday celebration kicked off on Tuesday with the ailing Cuban leader nowhere in sight but hundreds of admirers from around the world were on hand to pay homage.

The opening of an art exhibit by Castro's favorite artist, Oswaldo Guayasamin, was the first of five days of events that some guests said feel more like a farewell than a birthday bash.

A "Cuban gala" show was due to be followed on Wednesday with a colloquium on Castro's place in history, a concert and a military parade in Havana's main square on Saturday.

Castro has not been out in public since undergoing emergency surgery for an undisclosed illness that forced him to temporarily hand over power to his brother Raul on July 31.

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Fidel Castro Ruz
May he burn in hell

I'm about to make a new poll.

Nancy Pelosi is not yet Speaker. The new Congress has to convene, and the House of Representatives has to vote on it. Theoretically, the Republicans could get together with some moderate to conservative Dems and make a deal to share power and put whoever they want in the Speaker's chair (unlikely, yes, but a possibility nonetheless). Given Queen Nancy's recent blunders (supporting Murtha and Hastings, along with the talking points blunder), who should be Speaker?

The choices are:
Nancy Pelosi
John Boehner
A conservative Dem
Some other Liberal Dem
Another Republican
Don't know

Queen Nancy mixes talking points, makes @$$ of herself

From Hot Air.

The clip starts with the president blaming sectarian violence in Iraq on al-Qaeda, then it cuts to a reporter asking for Miss America's view on this. She recites a standard Dem talking point that she probably repeats in her sleep each night. The only problem is that this particular talking point should only be recited in response to a Republican mentioning Iraq and 9/11 within 48 hours of each other, otherwise it makes no sense.

Moonbat sets himself on fire, DUmmies upset media doesn't deify him

In the real world, people would be sad that an obviously mentally ill man would off himself. Of course, when you share his mental illness, he becomes a hero.

npincus (1000+ posts) Tue Nov-28-06 03:30 PM
Original message
Anti-war protester sets fire to self in Chicago; MSM ignores
Edited on Tue Nov-28-06 03:39 PM by npincus

Randi is talking about this- OMG, horrible. She read about it on TruthOut (BTW, she said she reads TruthOut everyday), but this suicide in protest of the Iraq war was virtually ignored by the MSM.

Malachi Ritscher envisioned his death as one full of purpose. He carefully planned the details, mailed a copy of his apartment key to a friend, created to-do lists for his family. On his Web site, the 52-year-old experimental musician who'd fought with depression even penned his obituary.

At 6:30 a.m. on Nov. 3 - four days before an election caused a seismic shift in Washington politics - Ritscher, a frequent anti-war protester, stood by an off-ramp in downtown Chicago near a statue of a giant flame, set up a video camera, doused himself with gasoline and lit himself on fire.

Aglow for the crush of morning commuters, his flaming body was supposed to be a call to the nation, a symbol of his rage and discontent with the US war in Iraq.

"Here is the statement I want to make: if I am required to pay for your barbaric war, I choose not to live in your world. I refuse to finance the mass murder of innocent civilians, who did nothing to threaten our country," he wrote in his suicide note. "... If one death can atone for anything, in any small way, to say to the world: I apologize for what we have done to you, I am ashamed for the mayhem and turmoil caused by my country."

There was only one problem: No one was listening.

RethugAssKicker (1000+ posts) Tue Nov-28-06 03:35 PM
Response to Original message
1. We MUST hold this fucking media responsible.... Somehow!!!

uppityperson (1000+ posts) Tue Nov-28-06 03:40 PM
Response to Reply #2
6. Sacrificing his life to protest war=tragedy?
To some people the most important thing is continuing to live. To others, sacrificing their life is a reasonable thing. Regardless, MSM has been ignoring this, hoping to spin it as mental illness and ignore the reasoning behind it. RIP Malachi/Mark, I heard you.

For those interested:

DrunkenMaster (270 posts) Tue Nov-28-06 03:51 PM
Response to Reply #2
14. so he was "sick"?
Were the Buddhist monks who set themselves alight to protest Vietnam "sick" as well?

I think the true sickness lies with individuals who yawn in the face of atrocity, not those who are overwhelmed by its horror.

uppityperson (1000+ posts) Tue Nov-28-06 03:55 PM
Response to Reply #3
16. He tried, did a lot of protesting and wanted to make a huge statement
sacrificing his life to bring more attention to the occupation of Iraq. Too bad it has been ignored and shoved aside as only a waste of life. By ignoring it and writing it off as mental illness suicide, MSM and people have made it so. I heard you Malachi.

Gato Moteado (1000+ posts) Tue Nov-28-06 03:37 PM
Response to Original message
4. what a waste of a good life
we all surely understand his anger. but, jeez, he coulda just left the country for a while. he didn't have to burn himself. especially when there are plenty of freepers around to douse with gasoline and torch.

npincus (1000+ posts) Tue Nov-28-06 03:52 PM
Response to Reply #4
15. more than anger
it was anguish, deep psychic pain. While I would not ever do this, I respect his choice and how sad that so few will ever hear about this.

BTW, I think you're on to something there... hot, hot freepers.

uppityperson (1000+ posts) Tue Nov-28-06 04:07 PM
Response to Reply #15
17. Ignoring this ultimate sacrifice, writing it off, makes sure it is dismissed

Reading uppityperson's posts almost makes you think Malachi was the second Jesus, for crying out loud.

Hastings not likely to lead House Intelligence Committee

From The State:

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., will not be the next chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, a Democratic aide confirmed Tuesday as Hastings left a private meeting with Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

Still unclear was whether Pelosi intends to surprise lawmakers by tapping the panel’s ranking Democrat, Rep. Jane Harman of California, to be chairwoman when Democrats take power in January, or go with another lawmaker altogether. Pelosi and Harman have a tense relationship and have disagreed on the Iraq war. Hastings is considered the panel’s second-ranking Democrat and his candidacy was promoted by the Congressional Black Caucus.

This is the second loss for Queen Nancy. At this rate, I'll be surprised if she's actually elected speaker.

Despite my best efforts, the DUmmies have found our little secret!

Oh noes! We might have to donate to the cause of piecing back together all of those exploding heads!

paagal kutta (1000+ posts) Tue Nov-28-06 03:18 AM
Original message
clearly this is bullshit.
i refuse to believe conservatives are more generous than those with liberal, inclusive views. so how is this author dude claiming otherwise?

Link to Real Clear Politics. Damn you Thomas Sowell! We ought to make you pay to repair these sploded heads!

MonkeyFunk (236 posts) Tue Nov-28-06 03:24 AM
Response to Original message
1. I think this has always been true...
but remember, they count churches as "charities".

Downtown Hound (1000+ posts) Tue Nov-28-06 03:26 AM
Response to Original message
2. As someone who has been homeless and worked with the homeless
I can tell you that I have never seen a single Republican volunteer his or her time or money to help. NOT ONE. Every one who ever donated or volunteered was a liberal.

This article is complete and utter bullshit.

Gwerlain (326 posts) Tue Nov-28-06 03:27 AM
Response to Original message
3. Oh, you mean like...
all those rich bastards figuring out how not to have to pay any income tax? So they're giving all my tax money to jebus. Lovely.

walldude (1000+ posts) Tue Nov-28-06 03:30 AM
Response to Original message
5. Oh please, they really want us to believe that whole
"trickle down" theory. Make the rich richer and they'll pass it on down to the poor. Gimme a break. This is how they donate money. Barbara Bush gives $40,000 dollars to help victims of Katrina. The stipulation is that the 40 g's goes to Neil's software company. Yeah what a generous lot they are

Mythsaje (1000+ posts) Tue Nov-28-06 03:47 AM
Response to Original message
6. Aren't charitable donations tax deductible?
Doesn't that translate into MAKING THE GOVERNMENT PAY FOR IT ANYWAY?

Or am I just losing it?

flyingfysh (814 posts) Tue Nov-28-06 06:37 AM
Response to Original message
7. they are counting churches as charities
So fundamentalists who tithe to their churches are throwing off the statistics.

EST (1000+ posts) Tue Nov-28-06 07:36 AM
Response to Original message
9. Sowell is a black republican.
Similar to a Jewish Nazi.
He's nuts.

zbdent (1000+ posts) Tue Nov-28-06 09:55 AM
Response to Original message
11. Maybe because liberals are likely to give to charities (especially legit ones)
just for the sake of trying to do some good, whereas most "conservatives" usually give to charities (esp. ones that are purely there for RW causes, or "fronts" for "charitable organizations") only to the point where it makes a difference on their tax return ... and once they reach the minimum donation for the maximum tax relief, they stop ...

nuxvomica (1000+ posts) Tue Nov-28-06 11:10 AM
Response to Original message
13. I'd really like to see the breakdown
If you ignore donations to religious groups, conservatives may not give so much. The same could probably be said about environmental groups and liberals. Even if conservatives give more than liberals for purely humanitarian causes, the issue is beside the point. No charity can have nearly the same positive effect as progressive government policies and investments. What's the point of giving to a soup kitchen if I turn around and vote for someone whose agenda is to increase the number of people who need to visit that soup kitchen?

Philanthropy Expert: Conservatives Are More Generous

I know this is a little bit dated, I just wanted to hide it from the DUmmies, whose heads might explode if they see this (they have this holier-than-thou belief that they are the most compassionate people on earth, despite never doing a damned thing for anyone but themselves). What better place to hide it than here?:) From BeliefNet:

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse University professor Arthur C. Brooks is about to become the darling of the religious right in America -- and it's making him nervous.

The child of academics, raised in a liberal household and educated in the liberal arts, Brooks has written a book that concludes religious conservatives donate far more money than secular liberals to all sorts of charitable activities, irrespective of income.

In the book, he cites extensive data analysis to demonstrate that values advocated by conservatives -- from church attendance and two-parent families to the Protestant work ethic and a distaste for government-funded social services -- make conservatives more generous than liberals.

If you go to DU, you'll see some of them claiming that Jesus was a socialist- that he advocated the redistribution of wealth. The conservative Christian position is that Jesus message was to individuals, not the government. That is why, despite the spin the extreme left puts on it, conservative Christians are among the most generous and nice people you will ever meet.

May we question their patriotism now?

You have to see see the latest DUmmie FUnnies. Our little KOmmies can't find a good thing about America (in Bolshevik Red in honor of PJ-Comix):

Calling Bullshit on America
by One Pissed Off Liberal
Mon Nov 27, 2006 at 03:22:14 PM PST
(crossposted from the frontpage of MyLeftWing)

Our nation, culture, and political system are all steeped in lies, contradictions, distortions, and propaganda – in other words, bullshit! It has taken me much of my life to shed the misconceptions and outright lies that have been drilled into me from birth, to develop and fine-tune my bullshit detectors, to learn to see anything with any clarity at all.

The government has powerful tools with which to manipulate our views, circumscribe our information, and mold our opinions (including the MSM and all the propaganda arms of the government itself) – and they use them with great zeal. The full extent to which the ruling class wants to hoodwink the rest of us cannot be overestimated. Their worst fear is that we will learn the truth.

My personal view is that only the truth finally matters, and that only the truth can set us free.

I’ll just touch on some highlights to make my point. Please feel free to add any bullshit I overlook to the pile.

Slavery was bullshit.

Manifest Destiny was bullshit.

Union busting was (and remains) bullshit.

Segregation and racism was (and remains) bullshit.

Duck and Cover was bullshit.

MKULTRA was bullshit.

The murders of JFK, RFK, and MLK were bullshit.

The Gulf of Tonkin Incident was bullshit.

The entire Vietnam War was bullshit.

The Chicago Democratic Convention of 1968 was bullshit.

The massacre at Kent State was bullshit.

Watergate was bullshit.

The Reagan Presidency was bullshit.

Iran/Contra was bullshit.

The reign of Bush I was bullshit.

The stolen election of 2000 was bullshit.

9/11 was bullshit.

Invading Iraq was bullshit.

Tax cuts for billionaires was bullshit.

The joining of church and state was bullshit.

The trashing of our environment is bullshit.

Healthcare in America is bullshit.

Corporate ownership of our politics is bullshit.

The stolen election of 2004 was bullshit.

The Drug War is bullshit.

Screaming ‘Support our troops’ while cutting funds to veterans’ programs and sending them into harm’s way for bogus reasons is bullshit.

The fascist takeover of America is bullshit.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Recent comments in the sidebar

You may have noticed that I've been busy doing some stuff with my blog. I've put up polls (please vote!) and switched to the Beta version, which made it easier (albeit very slow) to change the font style. A few days ago, I decided to put recent comments in the sidebar. With the help of the "hacks" posted by the people at Beautiful Beta, a blog devoted to designing cool stuff for those of us with the Beta version of Blogger, I now have a recent comments sidebar much better than what I had. So, let's just give BB a round of applause.

White House says Iraq in 'new phase'

From Ap/Reuters:

TALLINN, Estonia - President Bush intensified diplomatic efforts on Monday to quell rising violence in Iraq and Afghanistan, turning to allies as his national security adviser said the conflict in Iraq had entered "a new phase" requiring changes.

"Obviously everyone would agree things are not proceeding well enough or fast enough," National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley told reporters aboard Air Force One as Bush flew eastward.

The president was spending Monday night in this tiny Baltic nation ahead of a two-day NATO summit in Riga, Latvia, expected to deal with deteriorating conditions in Afghanistan, where NATO has 32,000 troops.

Did I miss anything?:)

Sorry, I haven't blogged today. Jury duty. You understand.:)

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Ono:"Forgive us"

From Reuters:

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yoko Ono, widow of slain Beatle John Lennon, issued a plea for forgiveness to the world's suffering people in a full page notice in Sunday's New York Times entitled "Forgive us."

Noting that the December 8 anniversary of her husband's murder at the hands of an assassin was approaching, Ono thanked the people from whom she hears each year, but said she wanted to send a message this year as well.

Directing her words to "people who have lost loved ones without cause," to "the soldiers of all countries and of all centuries," to civilians who were injured or killed and to "people who have been abused or tortured," Ono wrote "Know that your loss is our loss ... Know that the burden is ours," and asked "Forgive us."

Yeah, it's really hard to figure out what she means by this, especially since we have the constant moonbat droppings from people like her.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Republicans like Nazis, but too dumb to pull it off, says Austin moonbat.

Perry Logan is a drug-addled freak who can frequently be seen, along with the likes of Alex Jones, on Austin Community Access cable programming. Like Jones, he hates Republicans. Unlike Jones (who believes that the "left-right paradigm" is a conspiracy to divide Americans), he doesn't think 9/11 was an inside job, but given this video he might as well.

Scrooge lives and he posts at the DUmp

All I can say is Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year:

Cyrano (1000+ posts) Sat Nov-25-06 04:06 PM
Original message
Holidays are bullshit. Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, et al.
Edited on Sat Nov-25-06 04:36 PM by Cyrano
And let's throw in July 4th, Veteran's Day, Columbus Day, New Year's Day, and any other "holiday" you choose. Many of these days
are no more than days off from school or work. But what do they represent?

Christmas: The day that Christ was born? Easter? The day he arose from the dead?: New Year's Day: The day on which many western civilizations celebrate the 365th (or, if you count leap year,
the 366th day on which the Earth made another rotation around the sun.)

Many, many moons ago, a friend told me that 99% of virtually everything is bullshit. He was far wiser that I realized at the time.

But the biggest piece of bullshit of all time is Christmas: Yesterday marked the "starting line" of Christmas, THE GREAT CHRISTIAN HOLIDAY. Yesterday, everyone who could walk, crawl, limp, or sprint attacked the stores like they were giving away (depending on your desires) Brad Pitt, or Angelina Jolie look-a-likes.

Thanksgiving? A long trip, driving, or flying to spend time with
our families, trying to find something to say after not hearing from each others for years. (A little mercy on this one. Many did go out of their way to go home again.)

And then there's our patriotic holidays. July 4th, Veteran's Day, Flag Day, and all the other so-called days on which are meant to make us feel "patriotic" while turning off our minds and our power of critical thinking. I ache for everyone who has ever lost a son, daughter, mother, father, brother, sister, or meaningful other in any war. But, and trust me on this, our government doesn't give a flying fuck about your loss.

And what about Thanksgiving? All it was originally, was a prelude to mass murder committed on native Americans by Europeans who were going to establish an empire from sea to shining sea. (At the time, the invaders didn't know how far their empire reach.)

So forgive me if I don't join in your holiday celebrations. But if I may, I'd like to give you my view of what we should be celebrating. -- Oh, what the hell. I can't say it any better than John Lennon did when he wrote "Imagine."

(Sorry that this was posted three times. I tried to get the first two deleted but failed. I tried to get moderator help, but they seem to be over-gorged on turkey.)

Joke-lahoma wins 27-21 over rival OSU

Looks like the Horns will have to play in the Cotton Bowl or the Holiday Bowl. Just Darn.

And here I thought we would need a "Moonbat-o-pedia"

But the moonbats are such a nice bunch that they put most of their insanity together in one blog. I'd like to congratulate you if you can stand to read all of:

Know Your BFEE

I need a bit of help.

If anyone knows how to put recent comments in the sidebar using the beta version please tell me how. Thanks.

Waxman has Bush administration in sights.

From Ap via Yahoo:

LOS ANGELES - The lawmaker poised to cause the Bush administration's biggest headaches when Democrats take control of Congress may just be a grocer's son from Watts who's hardly a household name off Capitol Hill.

Rep. Henry Waxman (news, bio, voting record) has spent the last six years waging a guerrilla campaign against the White House and its corporate allies, launching searing investigations into everything from military contracts to Medicare prices from his perch on the Government Reform Committee.

I actually find this part ironic. The DUmmies may well use it to continue to say that the media is biased against them, conveniently ignoring the rest of the article, which I think turns into a puff piece in favor of Waxman.

Well, there you have it...

I upgraded the blog to's beta yesterday. Today, I put labels on all of my past posts so that posts on similar topics can be easily found. If anything else changes, you know what's going on now.:)

Friday, November 24, 2006

Well, it's been an up-and-down couple of days...

On the plus side, today's my birthday and yesterday my Cowboys clobbered the Bucs. OTOH, today the Longhorns lost. Darn.

Monday, November 20, 2006

U.S. mint pushes new $1 coin

From CNN.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The U.S. Mint is hoping that Martin Van Buren and Millard Fillmore can do what Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea couldn't - get Americans to use dollar coins.

The Mint on Monday revealed the design of the new U.S. $1 coin, which will be issued in a series that will eventually include the faces of each U.S. president.

Design of the new $1 coin, part of series that will include the faces of each U.S. President.

It will release four new presidential dollars each year, starting with George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison in 2007. The Van Buren dollar will be released in 2008 and the Fillmore in 2010.

I love the idea, mainly because I'm a freak for the presidents. One little known bit of trivia about this, though is that the North Dakota sought and ultimately were successful in getting an amendment into the Presidential $1 Coin Act to the effect that 1/3 of the dollar coins produced in any single year had to be Sacagawea Dollars.

HawHaw errr, RawStory: Court orders FBI to disclose involvment in fictitious conspiracy story

RawStory (which has a real track record of accuracy /sarcasm)is reporting that some court somewhere has ordered the FBI to disclose its involvement in the flight of the bin Ladens during the days after September 11, a story that has been debunked. No link from RawStory yet.

Edwardses haven't learned lesson about moonbats

By now, most people who have watched DU know about Elizabeth Edwards' stay there and why she is no longer there. Now John Edwards is posting at Daily Kos.

Hello. Elizabeth and I would like to spend some time with you today.

Last month I had a great time speaking with members of this community about the issues facing our country, and we wanted to spend another hour with you now to continue that conversation.

We also wanted to thank you for everything you did to make Election Day a historic victory for Democrats all across the country. We know many of you worked hard for our candidates and causes -- and your work made the difference in numerous races.

But now that Democrats will be taking control of the House and Senate in January, what are the issues that you think Democrats should be focusing on in the next two years? Voters sent a clear message to George Bush and the Republican congress that we need to change direction -- and we want to hear your ideas about where we need to go.

As always we are happy to answer questions, but we really want to hear from you.

Thanks, John and Elizabeth

Happy Thanksgiving!

Murdoch cancels OJ's confession book, interview

Good. This was no better than murderabilia sold by those on death row. Actually, it was worse, considering he got away with it.

After a firestorm of criticism, News. Corp. said Monday that it has canceled the O.J. Simpson book and TV special "If I Did It."
"I and senior management agree with the American public that this was an ill-considered project," said Rupert Murdoch, News Corp. chairman. "We are sorry for any pain that this has caused the families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson."

A dozen Fox affiliates had already said they would not air the two- part sweeps month special, planned for next week before the Nov. 30 publication of the book by ReganBooks. The publishing house is a HarperCollins imprint owned _ like the Fox network _ by News Corp.

Lopez-ObraGore gets "sworn in"

And gives the next Democratic presidential loser a bit of precedent...

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's leftist opposition leader was to swear in as "legitimate president" on Monday to revive his flagging campaign against a July election he says was rigged and to prevent his conservative rival from running the country.

Tens of thousands of supporters were expected to cram into Mexico City's vast Zocalo square to see Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador take an oath of office in a ceremony that has no legal weight but could mark the start of new street protests.

Ruling party conservative Felipe Calderon won the July 2 election by a razor-thin margin and Mexico's top election court threw out Lopez Obrador's claims of massive fraud,

Rove makes Rangel propose a draft

Update: This is the place to discuss the draft poll.

In order to scare the ignorant voters that I wrote to in my "Open letter to "moderate" voters", DUmmies made a claim that Pres. Bush, if re-elected would institute a military draft in June of 2005. Don't believe me? See this link.

Their evidence? None.

Enter Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY), who, along with five cosponsors, introduced HR 163 in 2003. The bill would have provided for a draft as early as (surprise, surprise) June of 2005. Fortunately, we actually had sane people in charge of Congress back then, so the bill was tabled until a month before the 2004 election. Even then, Rangel didn't vote for his own bill.

Now that the moonbats think they have control, Rangel is back. He says will introduce yet another draft bill when the next Congress convenes in January with a Democrat majority. Of course, he has the support of the moonbats who were so afraid that Bush would introduce a draft. Sounds illogical, right? Just remember that nothing a moonbat says or does is ever logical. They believe that if sons and daughters of Republicans are dying, the war can end quicker and America will be in it's rightful place.

It's not all bad, though. Now that Rangel is in the majority and is about to chair the tax-writing committee, he can't hide his moonbattery behind a minority status. This will blow up in his and the Democrats' faces. Just sit back and pass the popcorn.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Immature little freaks still can't stop picking on children.

On the night of the election, the DUmmies were having a field day. No, not with the results, but with the children of defeated Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, as you can see from this link to a Conservative Underground thread, which contains copied posts from a now deleted Democratic Underground thread. They haven't stopped picking on the Santorum kids yet, as you can see from this thread from Wednesday.

SoCalDem (1000+ posts) Wed Nov-15-06 07:05 PM
Original message
I have seen the error of my ways.. I feel awful about the Santorum girl
Edited on Wed Nov-15-06 07:05 PM by SoCalDem
I will never again laugh at the original ppicture of her...

I will only post and repost the following picture of the happy family...

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Note: I copied and saved the image to my photobucket account so the DUmmie couldn't change or pull it.

Ted "Bridge to Nowhere" Stevens to run for reelection in 2008

Hat tip, CQ Politics.

Here's hoping he gets beat in the primaries.

Milton Friedman dies, typical DUmp response

Anyone who visits DU knows how the DUmmies love to claim that FReepers (or other conservatives) are vile, hateful creatures. Anyone who spends more than a minute there knows that that is projection of the worst kind (take for example mopauls's thread upon learning about the death of Ronald Reagan, or even this thread, in which Elizabeth Edwards learns just what kind of people voted for her husband.

It looks like we have a new thread to add to the DUmmie Hall of Compassion:

GoneOffShore (1000+ posts) Thu Nov-16-06 09:25 PM
Response to Reply #1
31. Except for those who profited from his theories
So, the rich got richer(Much richer) and the poor got poorer (much poorer) thanks to Friedman.

greyhound1966 (1000+ posts) Thu Nov-16-06 03:16 PM
Response to Original message
2. JACS, just another corporate shill. n/t

Joanne98 (1000+ posts) Thu Nov-16-06 03:25 PM
Response to Original message
4. May he rot in Hell

TahitiNut (1000+ posts) Thu Nov-16-06 03:27 PM
Response to Reply #4
6. He can test his 'free market' theories there - in air-conditioning, maybe.
He was a appalling prostitute - selling his morally bankrupt garbage to the high bidders.

devilgrrl (1000+ posts) Thu Nov-16-06 03:26 PM
Response to Original message
5. Hell isn't hot enough for that prick!

upi402 (1000+ posts) Fri Nov-17-06 12:26 AM
Response to Original message
42. Rot in hell Milton Friedman you miserable fuck
Edited on Fri Nov-17-06 12:26 AM by upi402
Where is he buried? I have to pee.

PBS aired his "free trade" propaganda in the 80's and he tainted the Nobel Peace Prize (economics). He stained both, and neither is held in as high esteem as they once were.

links in this article to some details;

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

It's starting: McCain to open exploratory committee...

Hat tip, Hot Line Blog.

He's already got a website.

This is rich! DUmmie intentionally misleads regarding stem-cell story.

This is more about what the DUmmie doesn't post, rather than what he does.

NVMojo (1000+ posts) Wed Nov-15-06 12:15 PM
Original message
Stem Cell Injections Help Dogs With MS
NEW YORK (AP) - In promising new research, stem cells worked remarkably well at easing symptoms of muscular dystrophy in dogs, an experiment that experts call a significant step toward treating people.

"It's a great breakthrough for all of us working on stem cells for muscular dystrophy," said researcher Johnny Huard of the University of Pittsburgh, who wasn't involved in the work.

Sharon Hesterlee, vice president of translational research at the Muscular Dystrophy Association, called the result one of the most exciting she's seen in her eight years with the organization. Her group helped pay for the work.

She stressed that it's not yet clear whether such a treatment would work in people, but said she had "cautious optimism" about it.

Two dogs that were severely disabled by the disease were able to walk faster and even jump after the treatments.


What the DUmmie doesn't mention, however, is the next paragraph from the Las Vegas Sun story

The study was published online Wednesday by the journal Nature. It used stem cells taken from the affected dogs or other dogs, rather than from embryos. For human use, the idea of using such "adult" stem cells from humans would avoid the controversial method of destroying human embryos to obtain stem cells.

You hear that? No puppies were killed as a result of this study. This DUmmie caught it:

hughee99 (1000+ posts) Wed Nov-15-06 12:26 PM
Response to Original message
7. Did anyone catch this part?
"The study was published online Wednesday by the journal Nature. It used stem cells taken from the affected dogs or other dogs, rather than from embryos. For human use, the idea of using such "adult" stem cells from humans would avoid the controversial method of destroying human embryos to obtain stem cells."

This wasn't about embryonic stem cells.

This DUmmie doesn't get the ramifications:

aquart (1000+ posts) Wed Nov-15-06 12:36 PM
Response to Reply #7
10. So?

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

My answer to Michael Moore's "Liberal's Pledge to Disheartened Conservatives"

Found here:


FReeper VRWCmember had a similar idea.


Does this screed look familiar to anyone who has surfed DU? It should. FReeper jennyjenny brought to my attention that the DUmmies are saying it looks an awful lot like this thread, posted by DUmmie "The Witch" last week.


Interesting subthread develops when The Witch visits the thread I just mentioned...

A Liberal's Pledge to Disheartened Conservatives

Get ready to laugh.

November 14th, 2006

Only 780 days, Ten Hours, 40 minutes and 58 seconds until the end of the Democrat ConRegress.

To My Conservative Brothers and Sisters,

I am not related to you. I don't even think we're the same species. I'm a human, you're a...uhhh...errr...whatever.

I know you are dismayed and disheartened at the results of last week's election.

And yet, we're mature enough to not scream about "stolen elections". You may want to learn that so you can live it next time around.

You're worried that the country is heading toward a very bad place you don't want it to go.

No. We know it's headed in a bad direction. Hell, I'm half tempted to let you idiots run things for the next six years so America will learn a lesson.

Your 12-year Republican Revolution has ended with so much yet to do, so many promises left unfulfilled. You are in a funk, and I understand.

Who said it's over? Supreme Lord Rove didn't send me that memo...

Well, cheer up, my friends! Do not despair. I have good news for you. I, and the millions of others who are now in charge with our Democratic Congress, have a pledge we would like to make to you, a list of promises that we offer you because we value you as our fellow Americans.

Wait. Didn't you support Nader in 2000? You think Pelosi's going to listen to you?

You deserve to know what we plan to do with our newfound power -- and, to be specific, what we will do to you and for you.

Enlighten us, oh Rotund One.

Thus, here is our Liberal's Pledge to Disheartened Conservatives:

And they're just as reliable as Clinton's '92 campaign promises!!!

Dear Conservatives and Republicans,

I, and my fellow signatories, hereby make these promises to you:

And, you know a liberal's word is like gold./sarcasm

1. We will always respect you for your conservative beliefs. We will never, ever, call you "unpatriotic" simply because you disagree with us. In fact, we encourage you to dissent and disagree with us.

No, you just encourage our murder. Note: there are bracketed numbers after the quotes in the link above. The one I intended to point out was the one numbered 49, from Sept. 12, 2001.

2. We will let you marry whomever you want, even when some of us consider your behavior to be "different" or "immoral." Who you marry is none of our business. Love and be in love -- it's a wonderful gift.

Isn't that sweet? Can I marry 2 people? How about three? Who are you to say that love can't be between 1757 people? Polygaphobe.

3. We will not spend your grandchildren's money on our personal whims or to enrich our friends. It's your checkbook, too, and we will balance it for you.

Sen. Kennedy will be deeply disappointed.

4. When we soon bring our sons and daughters home from Iraq, we will bring your sons and daughters home, too. They deserve to live. We promise never to send your kids off to war based on either a mistake or a lie.

Why don't you just give the "insurgents" a ride over here, too? Make it easier on them.

5. When we make America the last Western democracy to have universal health coverage, and all Americans are able to get help when they fall ill, we promise that you, too, will be able to see a doctor, regardless of your ability to pay.

And lord knows that we'll have a hard time paying once the "Federal Tax Independence Day" is moved to after the actual Independence Day.

And when stem cell research delivers treatments and cures for diseases that affect you and your loved ones, we'll make sure those advances are available to you and your family, too.

And when pigs sprout wings, we can all live on pork wings and no one will ever go hungry again and the Mississippi River will flow with milk and honey and no one will ever stub their toes, all thanks to government!!!!

6. Even though you have opposed environmental regulation, when we clean up our air and water, we, the Democratic majority, will let you, too, breathe the cleaner air and drink the purer water.

Oh, puh-lease.

7. Should a mass murderer ever kill 3,000 people on our soil, we will devote every single resource to tracking him down and bringing him to justice. Immediately. We will protect you.

I've got a better idea. When said mass murderer is offered to you on a silver platter, TAKE HIM, BEFORE HE CAN EXECUTE HIS PLAN, YOU FRIGGIN MORON. But, then again, it didn't really sound like you were willing to protect us earlier, now did it?

8. We will never stick our nose in your bedroom or your womb. What you do there as consenting adults is your business. We will continue to count your age from the moment you were born, not the moment you were conceived.

Show of hands, who here calculates their age from date of conception? No one. I do know of other cultures that have done that. Oh wait, that would make Mr. Moore bigoted against other cultures. For penance, he must recite the Democrat Party platform 20 times.

9. We will not take away your hunting guns. If you need an automatic weapon or a handgun to kill a bird or a deer, then you really aren't much of a hunter and you should, perhaps, pick up another sport. We will make our streets and schools as free as we can from these weapons and we will protect your children just as we would protect ours.

What part of "the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed" do you not understand?

10. When we raise the minimum wage, we will pay you -- and your employees -- that new wage, too. When women are finally paid what men make, we will pay conservative women that wage, too.

You will? I always thought what I made was paid to me by my employer? But, if you want to slide some of the money you made from the sheep over this way, I won't blame you...

11. We will respect your religious beliefs, even when you don't put those beliefs into practice. In fact, we will actively seek to promote your most radical religious beliefs ("Blessed are the poor," "Blessed are the peacemakers," "Love your enemies," "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God," and "Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."). We will let people in other countries know that God doesn't just bless America, he blesses everyone. We will discourage religious intolerance and fanaticism -- starting with the fanaticism here at home, thus setting a good example for the rest of the world.

Oh, really? So the blathering of your sheep on DU bears no reflection on what you want?

12. We will not tolerate politicians who are corrupt and who are bought and paid for by the rich. We will go after any elected leader who puts him or herself ahead of the people. And we promise you we will go after the corrupt politicians on our side FIRST. If we fail to do this, we need you to call us on it. Simply because we are in power does not give us the right to turn our heads the other way when our party goes astray. Please perform this important duty as the loyal opposition.

Well, you ought to start with Pelosi. Then Hastings. Then Blagojevich. Then Reid. Then...

I promise all of the above to you because this is your country, too. You are every bit as American as we are. We are all in this together. We sink or swim as one. Thank you for your years of service to this country and for giving us the opportunity to see if we can make things a bit better for our 300 million fellow Americans -- and for the rest of the world.

By all means. Just know that when you f*ck this country up, we will make you pay for it. Big time.


Michael Moore

Monday, November 13, 2006

Giuliani forms exploratory committee

From AP/Yahoo:

WASHINGTON - Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, a moderate Republican best known for his stewardship of the city after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, has taken the first step in a 2008 presidential bid, GOP officials said Monday.

The former mayor filed papers to create the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Exploratory Committee, Inc., establishing a panel that would allow him to raise money for a White House run and travel the country.

The four-page filing, obtained by The Associated Press, lists the purpose of the non-profit corporation "to conduct federal 'testing the waters' activity under the Federal Election Campaign Act for Rudy Giuliani."

The paperwork is signed by Bobby Burchfield, a partner at the DC-based law firm of McDermott Will & Emery, a firm that handles political work.

He's too liberal for me. I would have liked it better if he'd ran for Senator in New York this year, but with the way Tuesday went for Republicans... Yikes.

I killd some1. Will u b my friend?

From San Antonio's 1200 WOAI

Texas Death Row Inmates Find Friends on

Thirty condemned Texas killers have MySpace accounts, troll for 'friends' on line
By Jim Forsyth
Monday, November 13, 2006
Thirty condemned killers on Texas death row have pages on the controversial teen website '' where they openly encourage young girls to communicate with them and frequently put out racist and violent messages, 1200 WOAI news reported today.

While inmates are not allowed access to the internet, the pages are created and maintained by relatives and friends, 1200 WOAI news reported. None of the pages open concedes that the person who is asking your son or daughter to 'be his friend' actually admits that the person on the page is a vicious killer waiting to die, frequently for sexual related murders.

Absolutely disgusting. This should not be allowed.

5 Republicans, 1 Democrat criticized for conceding races

No, no, no. It isn't a conservative group doing the criticizing. According to CNSNews, it's the leftist group Velvet Revolution.

( - At least six candidates in the midterm elections should not have conceded last week, according to a group that monitored the elections for voting machine fraud and disenfranchisement.

Velvet Revolution, which calls itself a "network of more than 120 progressive organizations," criticized several candidates who conceded defeat before allegations of voter fraud had been fully investigated.

Among the six candidates it argued should not have conceded were five Republicans: Sens. George Allen (Va.), Conrad Burns (Mont.), Jim Talent (Mo.) and Rick Santorum (Pa.) and California secretary of state candidate Bruce McPherson.

The group also criticized Democratic Rep. Harold Ford, Jr., who conceded to Republican Robert Corker in their race for the U.S. Senate seat in Tennessee.

Is this far leftist group trying to set up a claim that it's actually a fair, bipartisan organzation, or are they just trying to get publicity?

Sen. Mel Martinez to head RNC.

From Newsmax:

Sen. Mel Martinez, the first-term lawmaker who previously served in President Bush's Cabinet, will assume the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee, GOP officials said Monday.

Martinez, 60, will replace current chairman Ken Mehlman, who will leave the post in January at the end of his two-year term, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid pre-empting a formal announcement.

I must say that I'm a bit disappointed. I was hoping for Michael Steele.

When your policies fail miserably, who are you going to blame? Diebold!!!

Yes, that evil company that stole the 2000 (forget that most of the country was still using paper ballots, a fact that only changed when Democrats whined that their voters were too stupid to use them), 2002, and 2004 elections for the BFEE is at it again. Why didn't Diebold just switch a few votes here and there in Montana and Virginia? To let the Dems take the fall for a lot of bad stuff that's going to happen...

Katzenjammer (260 posts) Mon Nov-13-06 10:28 AM
Original message
Maybe this election was another Diebold job after all?
Consider: the GOP is officially off the hook, yet they have complete control via Lieberlouse. The Dems are "in power", but can't do anything that would require overriding a veto, and can lose the Senate any time Lieberlouse chooses.

Sounds like a remarkably good deal for the GOP, doesn't it?

Or at least for the people who pull the strings behind both Business Party fronts.


Remember, for the moonbats, it's so much easier to make up a conspiracy theory than to admit that the policies they advocate are already proven failures.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Pawlenty for veep?

After the 2004 election, I started thinking about who would make a good vice-presidential candidate (yeah, I know). He would have to be someone who could help the Republicans carry a swing state. I concluded that candidate would have to be Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota. Apparently Real Clear Politics agrees. I think we could do better than McCain, though.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Rosie: Don't fear the terrorists. They're mothers and fathers

Hat tip, Newsbusters.

Well, isn't that special?

Chafee to leave Republican Party?

To those FReepers who questioned why I did not want Chafee in the Senate, and laughed when I said I thought Chafee might switch parties, I offer this:


PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Two days after losing a bid for a second term, Sen. Lincoln Chafee (news, bio, voting record) said he was unsure whether he would remain a Republican.

Chafee lost to Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse in a race seen as a referendum on President Bush and the GOP. On Thursday, he was asked whether he would stick with the Republican Party or become an independent or Democrat.

"I haven't made any decisions. I just haven't even thought about where my place is," Chafee said at a news conference. When pressed on whether his comments indicated he might leave the GOP, he replied: "That's fair."

Charges to be sought against Rumsfeld in Germany

Looks like the moonbat wet dream is (somewhat) coming true...


A lawsuit in Germany will seek a criminal prosecution of the outgoing Defense Secretary and other U.S. officials for their alleged role in abuses at Abu Ghraib and Gitmo

Just days after his resignation, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is about to face more repercussions for his involvement in the troubled wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. New legal documents, to be filed next week with Germany's top prosecutor, will seek a criminal investigation and prosecution of Rumsfeld, along with Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, former CIA director George Tenet and other senior U.S. civilian and military officers, for their alleged roles in abuses committed at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison and at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Whoooeee... Look at my new toy...

I just figured out how to post polls in my sidebar. It took awhile, but I hope you like it.

Every time I put a poll up, I'm going to have a corresponding thread, so this is it. Who is your choice for the Republican nomination for president and why?

"Moderates" just can't catch a break

If you thought my rebuke of "moderate" voters was harsh, wait until you see what the DUmmies have to say about them:

boolean (836 posts)
Fri Nov-10-06 09:09 AMOriginal message
You so called "moderates" keep spoiling our fun
I always see a "debate" around here about what it means to be moderate, about what the definition of liberal and moderate is. Here.If you are against gay marriage, you are not a moderate, you are a bigot.If you don't believe in free healthcare for all, regardless of one's income, you are not a moderate, you are uncaring and selfish.If you support the war in Iraq ala Joe Lieberman "because it's the right thing to do", you are not a moderate, you are a chickenhawk warmonger.If you don't think Bush, Cheney, and many others should be impeached because you would rather have everyone work together like in some fucking episode of Sesame Street, you are not a moderate, you are a coward.If you think there should be no limits or checks or regulations on who can own a gun, where one can purchase a gun, what type of gun one can own, or how one can purchase a gun, you are not a moderate, you are a lunatic.If you are against stem cell research because of some superstitious religious belief, you are not a moderate, you are uncompassionate, hypocritical, and ignorant.If you are against taxing the rich because you think the market is perfect and capitalism works 100% for the benefit of everyone, you are not a moderate, you are an asshole.Finally,If you call yourself a moderate, but you voted for the GOP in this election, you are not a moderate, you are a lying freeper troll.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

An open letter to "moderate" voters

Dear "moderate" voter,

The worst nightmare of those of us who actually pay attention has come true. Nancy Pelosi will be Speaker of the House. The former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan will likely be the President Pro Tempore of the Senate (so you don't know what that means- who cares?- it's your patriotic duty to be an ignorant voter).

See, some of us really have a problem with people who pay no attention to the political process until the minute they wake up on election day and decide they have a constitutional duty to cancel out the informed votes of others, so I just want to remind you of some of the warnings we gave you and what you can expect in the next two years:

  • You were warned that Democrats would fight to pull troops out of Iraq. Don't blame us. You were too stupid to listen.
  • You were warned that Democrats couldn't wait to start impeachment hearings against Pres. Bush. Don't blame us. You were too stupid to listen.
  • You were warned that Democrats would fight for a minimum wage hike, which would drive unemployment up, putting those who had jobs on the government dole Don't blame us. You were too stupid to listen.
  • You were warned that Democrats would not only divide America's citizens based on class ("Well, they have more, therefore they should pay more taxes"), but that after they fooled you with that line, you would see your own tax cuts vanish. Don't blame us. You were too stupid to listen.
  • You were warned that Democrats would introduce a disastrous socialist health care system which, like all other entitlement programs, would fail at its stated goal of providing free health care for everyone, but would succeed at it's intended goal of getting more people reliant on the government, so the Democrats could scare people into voting for them ("If you vote for a Republican, we're all going to die"). Don't blame us. You were too stupid to listen.
  • You were warned that in Pennsylvania you were sending an empty suit to the Senate. Don't blame us when you get tired of him. You were too stupid to listen.
  • You were warned about the corruption of Sen. Menendez. Don't blame us. You were too stupid to listen.
  • You were warned that if the Democrats got away with their personal attacks on Michael Steele, they'd be more inclined to attack independent African-Americans in the future. Don't blame us. You were too stupid to listen.
  • Lastly, you were warned that al-Qaeda is a threat to American security that should be dealt with. Don't blame us when bin Laden sees this election as a surrender. You were too stupid to listen.

Are we bitter about losing this election? You bet.

Are we going to let it get us down about the next election? Hell no.

Are we going to win in 2008? Yes, and it won't even be close.

So what do we want from you, the ignorant voter? Do we want your vote? No. We want you to stop voting. You are too damned stupid to be trusted with the future of this Republic. Rip up your voter registration and leave the voting to those who pay attention.


Informed America

Time to vent...

Yesterday was quite a frustrating day for those of us that actually pay attention. Let's just take a few days to vent. I'm going to put up my response to "moderate" voters in a few minutes. If you have anything you want to get off your chest, do it here. Let me just state that if you're new to my blog (and let's face it-who isn't?) I will not tolerate threats of physical violence.