Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Comment by j adkisson
February 25th, 2008 at 9:54 am
yes i belive he is muslium and if we put him in office ,all the muslium will take over,the blacks always cry they are not treated fair will its the other way around now we have let them take over and we are being treated bad now and also the turbam people run or own about everthing now and we let them ,excuse me except the hot temper little one that is there now and he owns oil wells and company doi you exp[ect the price of gas or oil to come down while he is in off\ice
This sick mindset is exactly what I believe has been intentionally cultivated by right-wing pundits for 15 years now.
But it is also true that eliminationist rhetoric has become standard fare among the American Right. As long as corporate America keeps giving a forum and wealth to nutjobs who express their violent wishes verbally (like Ann Coulter, Michael Savage and Michael Reagan), a few other nutjobs will take the rhetoric seriously, and place those words into action.
UPDATE: I wrote the above before seeing this:
Bill O'Reilly, Michael Savage, Sean Hannity on accused shooter's reading list
Monday, July 28, 2008
Media Biased Against Obama
The Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University, where researchers have tracked network news content for two decades, found that ABC, NBC and CBS were tougher on Obama than on Republican John McCain during the first six weeks of the general-election campaign.
During the evening news, the majority of statements from reporters and anchors on all three networks are neutral, the center found. And when network news people ventured opinions in recent weeks, 28% of the statements were positive for Obama and 72% negative.
Network reporting also tilted against McCain, but far less dramatically, with 43% of the statements positive and 57% negative, according to the Washington-based media center.
U.S. let bin Laden's top bodyguard go
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — Soon after Osama bin Laden's driver got here in 2002, he told interrogators the identity of the al Qaeda chief's most senior bodyguard — then a fellow prison camp detainee.
But, inexplicably, the U.S. let the bodyguard go.
This startling information was revealed in the fourth day of the war crimes trial of Salim Hamdan, 37, facing conspiracy and material support for terror charges as an alleged member of bin Laden's inner circle.
Michael St. Ours, an agent with the Naval Criminal Intelligence Service, NCIS, provided the first tidbit.
Via Crooks and Liars:
Two months ago in the Oval Office, President George W. Bush, coming to the end of a two-term presidency and presumably as expert on Israeli-Palestinian policy as he is ever going to be, was accompanied by a team of no fewer than five advisers and spokespeople during a 40-minute interview with this writer and three other Israeli journalists.
In March, on his whirlwind visit to Israel, Republican presidential nominee John McCain, one of whose primary strengths is said to be his intimate grasp of foreign affairs, chose to bring along Sen. Joe Lieberman to the interview our diplomatic correspondent Herb Keinon and I conducted with him, looked to Lieberman several times for reassurance on his answers and seemed a little flummoxed by a question relating to the nuances of settlement construction.
On Wednesday evening, toward the end of his packed one-day visit here, Barack Obama, the Democratic senator who is leading the race for the White House and who lacks long years of foreign policy involvement, spoke to The Jerusalem Post with only a single aide in his King David Hotel room, and that aide’s sole contribution to the conversation was to suggest that the candidate and I switch seats so that our photographer would get better lighting for his pictures.
Indeed, the Jerusalem Post added that this may have been Obama’s second trip to Israel, but he “knew precisely what he wanted to say about the most intricate issues confronting and concerning Israel, and expressed himself clearly, even stridently on key subjects.”
While McCain’s support of the immigration bill — which was eventually voted down — appealed to many Hispanics, it infuriated some conservatives. McCain, his campaign then floundering, promised primary voters that he had “got the message,” vowed to prioritize enforcement and even claimed he wouldn’t have voted for his own bill it if was to have come up again.
The shift in tone placated conservatives while infuriating many Hispanics.
Sen. Barack Obama now leads Sen. John McCain among national registered voters by a 49% to 40%, according to the latest Gallup Tracking Poll.
"The margin, coincident with the extensive U.S. news coverage of Obama's foreign tour, is the largest for Obama over McCain measured since Gallup began tracking the general election horserace in March."
CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) — Sen. John McCain said Sunday he supports an Arizona ballot initiative aimed at ending race- and gender-based preference programs...
But McCain's own campaign refused to say whether it stands by the candidate's announcement that he supports the ballot initiative.
In an interview broadcast on ABC's "This Week," host George Stephanopoulos asked McCain if he supports a referendum on the ballot in his home state "that would do away with affirmative action."
"Yes, I do," he responded. "I do not believe in quotas. But I have not seen the details of some of these proposals. But I've always opposed quotas."
Stephanopoulos asked, "But the one here in Arizona you support?"
"I support it, yes," replied McCain.
McCain did not indicate that he had a standing opposition to such initiatives, or that he was changing his stance by supporting the initiative in Arizona.
His OWN CAMPAIGN refuses to stand by what he said?
How pathetic is that?
"When I use a word," said Humpty Dumpty, "I use it to mean what I want it to mean - no more , no less."
This one is so slimy that it's even being disowned by Republicans.
The Republican senator from Nebraska agreed, saying on Face The Nation that the GOP's presumptive nominee is "treading on some very thin ground here when he impugns motives, and when we start to get into 'You're less patriotic than me, I'm more patriotic.'
"They're better off to focus on policy differences," he said.
"It's just not responsible to be saying things like that, again, if for no other reason than for the good of this country and the world.
"One of these two men, on January 20th of next year, is going to have to bring this country together, and the world, to deal with huge problems. I think the next president is going to inherit an inventory of challenges as big as Franklin Roosevelt inherited on March 4, 1933."
Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., who also accompanied Obama to Afghanistan and Iraq this week, called the ad "completely distorted."
"Senator Hagel, Senator Obama and I visited the combat support hospital in Baghdad to thank those nurses, those doctors, to see patients that were there, to bring a bit of greetings from home and profound thanks," he said. "That should be in the ad that Senator McCain is running.
"I think Senator Obama made a very wise choice [about Germany]. Any suggestion that a visit to a military hospital would be political, he made the wise choice not to go.
"But when we were in Baghdad, we made a point, at the end of a very exhausting day, to go in and see these magnificent young Americans and those doctors and nurses that give such tremendous care - without a lot of fanfare, just to say 'Thanks.'
"We went to Jalalabad to see the soldiers of the 173rd. We stopped in Basra to see our soldiers down there. We went into Anbar province to see soldiers there.
"That is a completely distorted and, I think, inappropriate advertisement."
Obama said he was puzzled that the trip would be considered an "audacious" move for a politician less than four years removed from the Illinois state Legislature.
"I basically met with the same folks that John McCain met with after he won the nomination," Obama said. "Nobody suggested that that was audacious. I think people assumed that what he was doing was [talking] to world leaders who we may have deal with should we become president. That's part of the job that I'm applying for."
"I was puzzled by this notion that somehow what we were doing was in any way different from what Senator McCain or a lot of presidential candidates have done in the past," Obama told the journalists. "Now, I admit we did it really well, but that shouldn't be a strike against me."
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Which really makes him look totally clueless as to what things look like.
And as if THAT wasn't bad eneoug, he winds up trying to defend himself by babbling some nonsense in front of the cheese aisle in a supermarket.
Maybe this should be his next campaign commercial:
Yesterday in Wilkes-Barre upwards of 70 active and retired union members rallied outside a town hall meeting attended by Senator John McCain to spotlight and protest his recent statement that Social Security is “a disgrace.”Love this part:
Last week media accounts revealed that despite Senator McCain’s views toward Social Security, he received $23,157 in Social Security benefits in 2007, an average of $1,929.75 each month.
I mean, it isn't as if McCain's acceptance speech was expected to make America flock to the TV set without that, anyway.
I'm almost starting to feel sorry for the poor bastard.
Could that be his strategy? To lock up the pity vote?
Anbar Sheik Cited By McCain Was Assassinated Last Year
The major Sunni sheik who John McCain said was protected by the surge and subsequently helped lead the Anbar Awakening, was actually assassinated by an al-Qaeda led group in midst of the surge.
On Tuesday evening, McCain falsely claimed that the downturn in violence in Iraq's Anbar province was a result of the surge, when in fact the surge began months afterward. Moreover, he said, if it weren't for the work of U.S. forces, the major Sunni figure leading that awakening wouldn't have had the protection he needed.
She's smiling and relaxed because she knows he won't suddenly turn around and start giving her a neck rub:
“Asked at a news conference on Wednesday what she thought of Obama, Merkel responded: ‘I would say that he is well-equipped — physically, mentally and politically.’” [Reuters]
Maybe she'd LIKE him to rub her neck.
Obama bin ein berliner.
And that ain't no jelly doughnut.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Senator John McCain blasted Barack Obama yesterday on both foreign and domestic policy, charging that his Democratic presidential rival was "completely wrong" on the Iraq war and is stubbornly opposing an expansion of offshore oil drilling. Trying to compete for voters' attention with Obama's high-profile foreign tour, McCain embarked on a tour of his own designed to shore up his standing on the domestic side.
Is it my imagination or does he just seem to flailing and saying that same old shit that nobody wants to hear?
Monday, July 21, 2008
Do you think maybe he's taking a bit of revenge for having to put up with years of condescension from a total asshole?
Do you think that maybe he thinks that forcing Bush to adopt Obama's position is more fun than sex?
Then the Bush administration had a "talk" with him, so he said that was misunderstood.
So today, Al-Mailiki's spokesmen said the same thing - they support Obama's timetable.
He may need another little visit from some Bush Family goons, ya think?
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Q: But do you go on line for yourself?
Mr. McCain: They go on for me. I am learning to get online myself, and I will have that down fairly soon, getting on myself. I don’t expect to be a great communicator, I don’t expect to set up my own blog, but I am becoming computer literate to the point where I can get the information that I need – including going to my daughter’s blog first, before anything else.
And how long, exactly, do you think it will take you, John, to "get down" the complex task of clicking a mouse?
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge overseeing Guantanamo Bay lawsuits ordered the Justice Department to put other cases aside and make it clear throughout the Bush administration that, after nearly seven years of detention, the detainees must have their day in court.
Get this: the administration says that they want more time to add to the evidence they are using to hold the detainees.
I love the Judge's reply to that:
"If it wasn't sufficient, then they shouldn't have been picked up."
Apparently, this thing called "America" is a very alien concept to George W. Bush.
But, by making this request, the administration is admitting that they didn't have enough evidence to hold them in the first place.
WASHINGTON — Vice President Dick Cheney's office pushed for major deletions in congressional testimony on the public health consequences of climate change, fearing the presentation by a leading health official might make it harder to avoid regulating greenhouse gases, a former EPA officials maintains.
Monday, July 07, 2008
Conservative activists are preparing to do battle with allies of Sen. John McCain in advance of September's Republican National Convention, hoping to prevent his views on global warming, immigration, stem cell research and campaign finance from becoming enshrined in the party's official declaration of principles.
McCain is "really out of step with the strong majority of his party," said Myron Ebell, director of energy and global warming policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, which opposes McCain's positions on climate change. "He might get what he wants. And he might get a change. But I don't think it's going to sit well with a lot of Republicans."
Don't expect the "liberal media" to spend much time talking about the fractured Republicans, though. The Beltway Elite LOVE John McCain - he invites them to barbecues and feeds them fried chicken, after all. Washington "reporters" have a VERY low price tag on their souls and their principles, and fried chicken will do it.
Don't think that a little detail like that makes any difference to the Most Clueless President Ever, though.
The bad news is that the other guys are just as nuts.
The Supreme Council and its allies are in the forefront now while the Sadrists are absent, but we can see signs already that the struggle among the Shiite religious parties will turn into a violent and armed one again, especially in the south," says Azer Naji, director of strategic and political studies at a research center at Basra University in southern Iraq.
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Evidence Faulted in Detainee Case
By WILLIAM GLABERSON
Published: July 1, 2008
In the first case to review the government’s secret evidence for holding a detainee at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, a federal appeals court found that accusations against a Muslim from western China held for more than six years were based on bare and unverifiable claims. The unclassified parts of the decision were released on Monday.
With some derision for the Bush administration’s arguments, a three-judge panel said the government contended that its accusations against the detainee should be accepted as true because they had been repeated in at least three secret documents.
The court compared that to the absurd declaration of a character in the Lewis Carroll poem “The Hunting of the Snark”: “I have said it thrice: What I tell you three times is true.”
“This comes perilously close to suggesting that whatever the government says must be treated as true,” said the panel of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Moron-boy said that there were WMDs WAY more than three times.
They don't seem to have shown up, despite having sought them with thimbles and sought them with care; and pursued them with forks and hope.
The Snark turned out to be Boojum.
Now maybe Bush will softly and suddenly vanish away, and never be met with again.