Saturday, October 31, 2009

Lawrence O'Donnell DESTROYS Disgusting Fraud and Liar Liz Cheney

Lying Liz is actually CRITICIZING PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR HONORING RETURNING WAR DEAD in Dover, Delaware, something her WAR CRIMINAL FATHER NEVER DID. Watch O'Donnell's response:

I have nothing to add.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Jon Stewart Explains How Fox "News" Works

About Roger Ailes, President of Fox "News"

Lieberman Blocking Health Care Reform Because He's Been BOUGHT OFF by the Insurance Industry

Lying, two-faced, snake-in-the-grass Joe Lieberman will join his fellow right-wingers in a filibuster against the desperately needed health care reform bill when it comes to the Senate floor. Lieberman, who campaigned for re-election in 2006 while promising to support health care reform, is doing everything he can to kill that which he specifically promised to promote. He is doing this at the behest of the insurance interests that have employed his wife and given to his campaigns. As Joe Conasan says:

Compared with [Susan]Bayh's lucre from Wellpoint and the other corporations whose boards she graces, the earnings of Hadassah Lieberman appear paltry. Yet even though she has retired, for now, from counseling the pharma and insurance industries, the devotion to public health she has long proclaimed is still tinged with hypocrisy. Upon leaving Hill & Knowlton, Hadassah joined Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest breast cancer charity, as a paid "ambassador." Again, it isn't clear what she does besides posing for photo ops in places from Brazil to Israel, but as a Komen advocate she is supposed to be trying to prevent women from losing their lives.

So perhaps someone should point out to her what will happen if her husband kills healthcare reform this year. Millions of uninsured and underinsured women will continue to delay or simply fail to get preventive medical care, including mammography, because they cannot afford those procedures. Thousands of them will die as a direct result of that foregone care, just as thousands die each year from lack of insurance. The swiftest way to save those women from breast cancer is health insurance reform -- and the filibuster will be their death sentence.

And the Democrats let this son of a bitch keep his committee chairmanship after Lieberman campaigned for McCain and spoke at the Republican National Convention!! No wonder so many people think the Democrats are weak and gutless.

That's because so G-d damned many of them are.


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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

John Cole Reminds Us of What a REAL War on Press Freedom Was

It was the tactics the Bush Administration used to bully, intimidate, mislead, and manipulate the media. Cole's excellent examples:

Paying Armstrong Williams, Michael McManus, and Maggie Gallagher and others for favorable opinions about WH policies or to attack opponents of the WH.

-Planting Jeff Gannon to lob softball questions.

-Used reporters to out a CIA agent, then sat by and watched reporters go to jail to protect their sources.

-Fed reporters misinformation about WMD in Iraq, then used those reporters stories as corroborating evidence of the existence of WMD in Iraq.

-treated Helen Thomas like a leper.

-waged a coordinated campaign against NBC.

-kicked all the NY Times reporters off of their planes.

-the Pentagon Pundit program, which sold the war by planting former military officers on networks. Uncovering this story earned a journalist the fucking Pulitzer.

-Staged mock press conferences with FEMA employees pretending to be reporters.

-allowed Ari Fleischer to tell everyone (but directed at journalists) they needed to “watch what they say and what they do.”

By the way, again, just for the record, I'll say this: Fox "News" is merely the propaganda arm of the Republican Psychotic Right Wing. It bears as much of a relationship to journalism as did Pravda under the old Soviet regime. It employs pathological liars and thugs like Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck and is run by a right-wing Republican hack/hitman named Roger Ailes, who has the ethics of a starving sewer rat, which just barely puts him above Karl Rove.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

An American Speaking a Truth We All Need to Hear

Buchanan: White Americans Want "Their" Country Back

Check it out here. Disgusting racist trash of the worst kind. I like this response:

Black Americans have shed blood in every American war since the Revolution. This country, even the very Capitol building in which today's legislators now demand to see the birth certificate of the first black president, was built on the sweat and sinew of slaves. Before we were people in the eyes of the law, before we had the right to vote, before we had a black president, we were here, helping make this country as it is today. We are as American as it gets. And frankly, the time of people who think otherwise is passing. If that's the country Buchanan wants to hold onto, well, he's right, he is losing it.

Good riddance.

Sullivan weighs in here:

From the beginning, in its very marrow, this country was forged out of that racial and cultural interaction. It fought a brutalizing, bloody, defining civil war over that interaction. Any European student of Tocqueville swiftly opens his eyes at the three races that defined America in the classic text. Has Buchanan read Tocqueville? And that's why it seems so odd to me that the election of the son of a white mother and a black father is seen as somehow a threat to American identity for some, when, in fact, Obama is the final iteration of the American identity - the oldest one and the deepest one. This newness is, in fact, ancient - or as ancient as America can be. The very names - Ann Dunham and Barack Obama. Is not their union in some ways a faint echo of the union that actually made this country what it is?

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Right Wing Clown Show: Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer possesses an M.D. in psychiatry and is gifted in the study of mathematics. I simply note these things to help prove a point made by the late Laurence J. Peter about those who rise to their level of incompetence. Peter observed that people who were highly competent or gifted in one field often jumped into a field where they could rise to this level, displaying their ineptitude in fields far removed from their original areas of expertise. Perhaps no other right-wing commentator exemplifies this insight more than Charles Krauthammer. Krauthammer fancies himself an expert in both foreign policy and domestic politics. His utter incompetence in these areas is simply breathtaking, as this article documents. Among other things he "predicted"--

  • That NATO would not be able to use air power effectively in the Balkans.
  • That the invasion of Iraq would be known in history as "The Three Week War".
  • That Barack Obama would never be elected president. (Krauthammer, hilariously, said Rudy Giuliani was the likely winner.)
  • That Afghanistan would NOT turn into a quagmire.
Read the article, folks, and, on your own, look into Krauthammer's incredibly belligerent, war-like statements on virtually every other foreign policy issue. The facts are stark and simple:


But oddly enough, it never seems to shut him up.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Financial Industry Runs America

The big banks are handing out obscene compensation packages just one year after they damned near pulled down the entire world economy with their greed, incompetence, and borderline criminality. Kevin Drum is rightfully incredulous:

I sort of feel like I've run out of things to say about this. There's an insanity here that's almost beyond analysis. Wall Street can spark an economic slowdown that misses destroying the planet and causing a second Great Depression only by a hair's breadth — said hair being an 11th hour emergency infusion of trillions of taxpayer dollars — and then turn around and use those trillions to return to bubble levels of profitability within 12 months. And they can do it even though the rest of the economy is still suffering through the worst recession since World War II. It's mind boggling.

Big Finance's lobbyists are so powerful that nothing is likely to be done about any of this, and the banks will be allowed to once again go their merry way without restraint.

And you wonder why I get so bent out of shape.

Lou Dobbs, OUT!

Monday, October 05, 2009

The Most Popular Nation in the World?

The United States of America, up from #7 last year. And the reason? From the director the highly respected poll that determined this:

"What's really remarkable is that in all my years studying national reputation, I have never seen any country experience such a dramatic change in its standing as we see for the United States in 2009," explains Simon Anholt, NBI founder and an independent advisor to over a dozen national governments around the world. "Despite recent economic turmoil, the U.S. actually gained significant ground. The results suggest that the new U.S. administration has been well received abroad and the American electorate's decision to vote in President Obama has given the United States the status of the world's most admired country."

Gee. I guess Chicago's failed Olympic bid doesn't mean the world "rejected" President Obama, as the lunatic, anti-America, Right wing insists.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Anti-American , Lying, Unpatriotic Republicans Work to Undermine American Foreign Policy

The disgusting details are here. The latest offenders are the repulsive right-wing trolls DeMint and Inhofe, who are DIRECTLY going against official U.S. policy and doing so outside of the United States.

And the language of my headline--anti-American, lying, unpatriotic? That's what the Republicans would have been shouting had the Democrats acted against Bush in the same way.

Liars, frauds, and hypocrites.

Anti-American Right Wingers Cheer Chicago's Loss of the Olympics

Unpatriotic cretins like Malkin and the folks at Red State love ANY "defeat" for President Obama, even one that hurts America's interests. Once again, we see who and what they really are.

Oh, and BTW--George W. Bush pushed for Chicago's selection as well when he was president.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Demented Psychotic Bachmann Strikes Again

Now she claims that health care reform will allow schools to give out abortions. Read the link if you don't believe me. And don't miss the comments from Michele's fans, who are just as insane and dishonest as she is.

Michele Bachmann IS the Republican Party. This is what they are--crazed, unhinged, and paranoid to an astounding degree. The Republican "base" is now the greatest threat to America's survival as a rational society.