Jun 10 2008
You are going to fall off your chair, spit your coffee on your screen, tear out your hair or maybe just go sit in a corner and blubber a bit once you read this. By going forward, you have to sign a contract saying you won’t sue me or send big mean people over to beat my ass for being the messenger for the audacity of the lying liars that comes after.
Ok, if you have signed, you may read on.
Guess what our buddies at the Fed are saying just now? Food, medical, gasoline, legal and illegal drugs; everything you purchase right now is more expensive by an incredible amount that it was just a year ago. 6 months ago. In the case of gasoline, Yesterday.
Jun 09 2008
We continue to hear from the strains of Right Wing Hate Radio programming to the musings in conservative rags such as the Washington Times that the media has a Liberal Bias to the stories they cover.
The Neo-Con’s whine and cry and complain that the New York Times (to a conservative, synonymous with George Soros’ personal newspaper), CNN, The Washington Post, USA Today, BBC News, NPR, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and on and on, are nothing more than the mouthpieces of the dangerous liberal movement in our country! The Wingnut set decries these media outlets for only giving us one side, TEH LIBERAL SIDE, of any story.
According to the Konservative Kidz, only fair and balanced news outlets such as Fox News, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Times, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and on and on, are able to tell the REAL side of the story.
Today, we will begin a series of diaries that takes on this well worn right-wing-talking-point and see if there is really any truth to this meme, or is this just another Republican Bumper Sticker Slogan that is meant to enrage the 20%’ers that still Love ’em some George Bush and Pals?
Jun 08 2008
Senator’s Barack Obama and John McCain are working overtime to change the Electoral Map of our country in an effort to win over States that have been recently voting either Democratic or Republic in our current 2008 Presidential Election.
Both Presidential Candidates are in serious need of changing the Electoral Map, as the polls are showing possible pick-up’s in States that have traditionally voted for one party or the other during a Presidential election.
From Washington Post:
The 2008 general election will pit the best-organized nomination campaign in the history of modern Democratic politics against the battle-tested machinery of the Republican Party, with both Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) determined to shake up an electoral map that has been virtually static over the past two elections.
Democrats enjoy a highly favorable electoral climate at this start of the general election, created by gloomy attitudes about the state of the country and economy, President Bush’s low approval ratings and negative perceptions of the GOP. But as Obama shifts his attention from his primary victory over Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) to his test against McCain, the electoral map nonetheless foreshadows another highly competitive race in November.
McCain and Obama offer a rare combination of nominees able to poach on the other party’s turf. Both have proven appeal to independents. McCain will target disgruntled Clinton supporters; Obama will target disaffected Republicans. Women, Latinos and, especially, white working-class voters will find themselves courted intensely by the two campaigns.
Jun 06 2008
Each and every day we read or hear something new from our favorite News sources about how the economy isn’t doing so great. In fact we are either in a recession or about to go into a recession or something.
I’m here to tell you, people
WE ARE IN A RECESSION AND HAVE BEEN FOR HALF A YEAR NOW!
I hope that was loud enough to hear in the room next to your computer, because it cannot be said loudly enough until EVERYONE gets with the program and really understands what 7 plus years of “Neo-Con-tax-middle-class-into-oblivion-while-sending-jobs-overseas-so-corporations-can-profit” economic genius has produced.
The trickle down theory is working! Only the liquid trickling down your leg is from a Neo-Con 1%’er pissing on you once again. Well, at least it is working for the 1% of the richest Americans, anyway.
Check this out.
Jun 05 2008
The trials for some of the alleged masterminds of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentegon as well as others who allegedly helped to fund or participate in the 9/11 attacks are soon to be held and overseen by a US military commission at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The question I would like answered up front is whether we will get to hear the defendents statements during these trials, or will the also alleged torture that was committed on their persons during the interrogation of these defendents cause the Military Brass and the Bush Administration to go into full secrecy mode as to not allow the world to hear what these prisoners have to say in their defense.
What are the odds of full and open trials?
My guess. Not real high. Can you say redacted documents?
May 28 2008
YEAH, I know! Fooled you, huh? NOT! Bush telling the truth is akin to Sky = ruby red, Water = dry, Republicans = compassionate conservatives, etc.
In ANOTHER telling tale of BushCo malfeasance, former White House spokesman Scott McClellan writes in his soon to be released book that Bush and his advisers used pure propaganda on the run up to the war with Iraq and that they spent the first week of the Hurricane Katrina tragedy in complete denial.
The spokesman who defended President Bush’s policies through Hurricane Katrina and the early years of the Iraq war is now blasting his former employers, saying the Bush administration became mired in propaganda and political spin and at times played loose with the truth.
AT TIMES played loose with the truth, Scottie? That may be the understatement of our new century!
In excerpts from a 341-page book to be released Monday, Scott McClellan writes on Iraq that Bush “and his advisers confused the propaganda campaign with the high level of candor and honesty so fundamentally needed to build and then sustain public support during a time of war.”
“[I]n this regard, he was terribly ill-served by his top advisers, especially those involved directly in national security,” McClellan wrote.
McClellan also sharply criticizes the administration on its handling of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.
“One of the worst disasters in our nation’s history became one of the biggest disasters in Bush’s presidency,” he wrote. “Katrina and the botched federal response to it would largely come to define Bush’s second term.”
May 26 2008
Bob Barr, member of the US Congress from Georgia’s 7th Congressional district from 1995 to 2003 was nominated Sunday by the Libertarian Party as the nominee for the Libertarian Party Presidential candidate in 2008.
Of course, Bob Barr, Jr. is NO Libertarian, but a very questionable Wingnut that has a couple of Libertarian leanings, such as opposing the war in Iraq as well as being critical of the BushCo abuses of civil liberities here in the USA after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Since he didn’t agree with King George W. Bush on EVERY thing King George wanted, in Barr’s last term in Congress he was branded by the “walk-in-lockstep-follow-like-a-sheep” Republicans as a Maverick and Jekyll-and-Hyde.
May 24 2008
We celebrate a Monday off of work towards the end of May, well those of us that don’t work in Retail, Food Services or various other industries that are open 366 days a year (at least THIS Leap Year) and the name given to this holiday is Memorial Day.
Many people see the Memorial Day three-day weekend as the true beginning of the Summer season, even though by the calendar, true summer, which is marked by the longest day of the year, is nearly one month away on June 20th.
But what is Memorial Day, and what caused there to be a reason FOR a Memorial Day? What memorial? Join me for the history of Memorial Day.
Memorial Day is a United States Federal Holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May (observed in 2008 on May 26). It was formerly known as Decoration Day. This holiday commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country. It began first to honor Union soldiers who died during the American Civil War. After World War I, it was expanded to include those who died in any war or military action.
May 23 2008
John McCain worked hard for it. He pursued it, as he felt he needed to pick up the Evangelical vote in the 2008 Presidential Election. He went out of his way to find some fundamental religious leaders to give him their “blessing.”
McCain was SO elated to have these endorsements when they happened! Finally, he was being embraced by the group that he had alienated back during his 2000 campaign for President when he said:
…Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell and a few Washington leaders of the pro-life movement call me an unacceptable presidential candidate. They distort my pro- life positions and smear the reputations of my supporters.
Why? Because I don’t pander to them, because I don’t ascribe to their failed philosophy that money is our message. I believe in the cause of conservative reform. I believe that because we are right we will prevail in the battle of ideas, unspoiled by the taint of a corrupt campaign finance scheme that works against the very conservative reform of government that is the object of our labors…
Flip-flop much, John McCain?
It would seem you were right before you were wrong. Now that you’ve been called out for being wrong, you are simply pandering, once again.
May 21 2008
John McCain is having some serious difficulty getting the big Republican doners (you know those guys; the 1 percenters with all the money) to give money to his campaign for the Republican Presidential nominee.
It has gotten so bad and his funding is trailing both of the Democratic Presidential Candidates by so much that McCain is planning to tap into the Republican National Committee to help him fund his campaign.
From The New York Times:
Pivoting toward the general election, Senator Barack Obama is turning again to his history-making fund-raising machine, which helped to anoint him as a contender against Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and then became a potent weapon in their battle for the Democratic nomination.
To confront the Obama juggernaut, Senator John McCain, whose fund-raising has badly trailed that of his Democratic counterparts, is leaning on the Republican National Committee. Mr. McCain’s efforts to raise money suffered a blow this weekend when a key fund-raiser, Tom Loeffler, resigned because of a new campaign policy on conflicts of interest.
May 20 2008
…just let me say this one more thing… start having political cocktail parties and start getting people thinking about our situation and perhaps this will also enlarge their world view
Have we started a list yet of all of the things that have to
be undone beginning next January????
From an essay two weeks ago entitled “The Revolution Started Yesterday. Well YOU Started It! Political Cocktail Party,” I asked all of you enlightened Dharmites to discuss in the comments of that essay the things you feel could and should be addressed beginning Right Now in order to begin the undoing of all of the twisted and underhanded things that have been visited upon our country and the world by our “Current Criminal Administration“.
In a follow up essay last week entitled “Revolution: First Strike – Political Cocktail Party,” I asked all of you involved Dharmites to answer a poll regarding categories and the related issue items belonging to each category that we have identified as Action Items.
May 19 2008
I have a question for Dharmite’s everywhere. As we are all well aware, since WE don’t even have the DNA to think like Republicans, we have to seriously think outside the possible VP contender list, because Republicans may not be able to hit a curve ball but they sure have been really good at throwing them. Democrats aren’t exactly batting 1.000 against that pitch, either.
We can speculate until the cows come home, (as to why the cows ever left home is something I’m still speculating on, too) but how does one think like a Republican? How to get inside the insipid mind of the Party of Greed? Who would want to? I mean, the pure filth that could stick to you and never wash off might send a mere mortal screaming into the abyss…
If you dare, join me below. Even with the thought that there could be much possible damage inflicted upon myself, I feel someone has to try.
I’m going in…..