Wednesday, March 07, 2007

MARK GREEN: NEW OWNER OF AIR AMERICA!


TODAY ON BASHAM AND CORNELL PROGRESSIVE TALK we interview Mark Green, new owner of Air America and author of the brilliant new book "LOSING OUR DEMOCRACY: How Bush, the Far Right and Big Business Are Betraying Americans for Power and Profit.

Listen to the archives or listen live to our show from 9-10 a.m. Saturday mornings at: BASHAM AND CORNELL PROGRESSIVE TALK

Mark is the founder and president of the New Democracy Project - a national/urban affairs institute utilizing the assets of New York City to promote democratic participation, economic fairness and social justice. He was Democratic nominee for Mayor of New York City in 2001. Check out Mark's web site New Democracy Project.org

Friday, March 9, 4 p.m. PST I'm on THE SPIRITUAL POLITICIAN on BBS Radio Melinda Pillsbury Foster's live radio show, which is also on tape THE SPIRITUAL POLITICIAN

THE COVERUP: AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY

"Economic domination through warmongering." - Hilary Rosen

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In legal terms, the jury has spoken in the Libby case. In political terms, Dick Cheney is still awaiting a judgment.For weeks, Washington watched, mesmerized, as the trial of I. Lewis Libby Jr. cast Vice President Cheney, his former boss, in the role of puppeteer, pulling the strings in a covert public relations campaign to defend the Bush administration’s case for war in Iraq and discredit a critic. - From the New York Times: By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG

“There is a cloud over the vice president,” the prosecutor, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, told the jury in summing up the case last month.

This is not a simple coverup, this is an absolute tragedy. There are lives at stake; we've lost thousands of our own soldiers in an illegal, mismanaged war. And hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians have died in the needless bloodshed, including children. Two little boys searched for their 3-year old sister in the rubble of their apartment, after a car bomb went off. All they found was her hand clutching her teddy bear. What Cheney, Rove and Bush have done to this beautiful world, is criminal. I am a student of metaphysics, and believe that the more we view our fellow man with fear, hatred and negativity — the more we increase these evils, the very things we don't want. The new book THE SECRET basically says the same thing: what you focus on, grows. But when it comes to crimes like this, "Silence is complicity," in the words of Edmund Burke. I waver between wanting to see Bush, Cheney, Rove and Coulter as "spiritually sick" people who need our prayers on one hand — and corrupt criminals who have no compassion for their fellow man. It's a dilemma.

A WAR MOTHER: Marsha Walker's son survived a suicide bomb in Iraq. "...Military personnel have sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution, not an allegiance to this President-whose own mother, of course, did not have to endure being a "blue star" mom for a similar senseless war. This war is illegal, goes against the Constitution�. A person of my background does NOT make these accusations lightly." Marsha says she felt an obligation to correct misinformation. Just four months before, her son Chris was part of a convoy outside Baghdad ambushed by a suicide bomber. From Earl Brockenfeld's radio blog: radio.weblogs.com/ 0107064/2005/07/

WHY THE LIBBY VERDICT IS SO DAMNING by Arianna Huffington
Before the GOP spin machine kicks into high gear, shouting from the mountain tops that the Libby verdict is just about making false statements to the FBI, and that no one was ever charged with the underlying crime of outing Valerie Plame, let's make it clear that Libby was found guilty not just of perjury but of obstructing justice -- obstructing justice in order to encumber the investigation and keep secret the dark, ugly truth about how the White House sought to cover up its lies about Iraq and its efforts to intimidate and silence critics of the administration.

But the cover ups are unraveling. And they are unraveling at a speed and in a quantity that guarantee Bush's legacy will both be marked by the tragedy of the Iraq war, and soiled by corruption, indictments, and convictions.

So on the same day that the Libby jury returned its guilty verdict, we have the second day of searing and sickening testimony about the way we've been treating our wounded troops at Walter Reed, and Congressional hearings investigating the sudden firing of eight U.S. attorneys for allegedly being too zealous in their prosecution of GOP corruption. And with Democrats back in control of Congress we can expect more of the same over the next 22 months.

Following the verdict, one of the Libby jurors asked reporters, "Where's Rove? Where are these other guys?" The answer: waiting for a whole flock of chickens to come home to roost.
HUFFINGTON POST

NEW ITEM: It's too bad the corporate culture is so deeply entrenched in hurting the American worker. It's beyond Bush and Cheney and Rove. In L.A. just now, a sweat shop owner was busted. It was discovered he had 91 million dollars in U.S. Government contracts to make Army uniforms. Using slave labor in horrid conditions. Employees were docked $20 for taking bathroom breaks over 2 minutes....

581 comments:

  1. A better question is where's Bush. Where's Cheney?

    They have the most to hide and use their minions Rove and Scooter to do their bidding.

    Why wasn't Bob Novak indicted. He is as guilty as Rove.

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  2. Mary Matalin is on TV trying to get more money for the Scooter Libby defense fund.

    Maybe they didn't spread enough around the jury the first time.

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  3. Libby could get up to 25 years in prison.

    CBS news reports it will likely be three years.

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  4. I doubt that Bush was directly involved in the cover up, altho he may have played a large part in the cover up of the cover up.

    The sentencing phase of the trial is where I expect Libby to crack. Fitzgerald will offer hard time as a baseline, and then the poker game begins.

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  5. Bush and Cheney are evil and are wrapped up in the very things they claimed they would stop when running for office.

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  6. "In my lifetime, I have never felt more ashamed of my leadership in Washington. And I would hope from time to time that you have the humility and the grace to be ashamed of yourself."

    Harry Taylor, April 2006

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  7. Thank you Larry and Carl: GREAT COMMENTS

    It's too bad the corporate culture is so deeply entrenched in hurting the American worker. It's beyond Bush and Cheney and Rove..

    In L.A. just now, a sweat shop owner was busted. It was discovered he had 91 million dollars in U.S. Government contracts to make Army uniforms. Using slave labor in horrid conditions. Employees were docked $20 for taking bathroom breaks over 2 minutes....

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  8. The senate passed a bill yesterday to allow airline screeners to form a union.

    Bush has already said he will veto the bill.

    The Chamber of Commerce is a "union" of sorts for business.

    The Chamber charges fees to their members, just like a union.

    The Chamber acts on behalf of the interest of business, much like a union acts on behalf of workers issues.

    If businesses can freely join a "management union" of sorts without fear of reprisal, why can't workers have the same right to join a Labor Union without fear of losing their jobs?

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  9. Rush Limbaugh says the Libby verdict is the best thing that could happen for conservatives.

    Limbaugh says the Democrats will be gloating and turn the American people off.

    Isn't that what already happened to the Republicans?

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  10. Looks like Coulter's got a problem on her man-hands...

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  11. Condi Rice was fifteen minutes away from the Dallas airport when she realized she had forgot her interpreter, who was waiting for her to be picked up.

    Maybe Condi is worried about Scooter's next move!

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  12. Tony Snow told reporters that Bush still views Cheney as a trusted aide, and he values his counsel on White House matters.

    Sounds like Cheney wrote that remark.

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  13. Nissan is sending 275 jobs from the Nashville area to the Phillipines.

    More results of the Bush economy.

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  14. The wheels are starting to come off the wagon, and its going to be every man for himself.

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  15. They're going to have to change Scooter's nick name to Tweety, cause he's going to be singing like a canary.

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  16. Though on a positive note its going to be a banner year for DC paper shredding firms.

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  17. Scooter better get that pardon before he checks into the big house.

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  18. Whats that odd metallic odor coming from the White House canteen you ask?


    Why, thats the smell of hard drives in the microwave of course.

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  19. So your saying no honor among thieves I guess Worf?


    Thats been the rule from the beginning with these thugs........they are all high and mightly when things are going their way, but when things fall apart its everyman for themselves..

    I for one hope that unless Bush is impeached early they wait till he is out of office to charge Cheney and Rove so Geprgie cant just circumvent justice and pardon the traitors and criminals.

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  20. Cheney is masterminding the document shredding as he has overseen everything else in this.

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  21. While its true that the President can pardon anyone he chooses, it is important to note that one must actually "be" the president to do it.

    Bush may not have that option shortly.

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  22. Vermont votes to impeach Bush and Cheney.

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  23. Pat Buchanan says poor Scooter is a martyr of the War Party.

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  24. Yes, 30 towns in Vermont I heard.

    But whats worse for Bush is the fact that smart men on the right are figuring out that the best way to turn this lemon for the republican party into lemonade, is to impeach Bush themselves, or at least lead the charge.

    Bush doesn't need to look outside of the party for enemies. He now needs to fear the enemy within.

    The right wing may prove to be more of a thorn in his side than the democrats, when they wake up and realize the opportunity before them.

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  25. It's about time for Newt to enter the fray.

    He certainly is one who has no baggage.

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  26. George W Bush says medical neglect of the troops will not be tolerated.

    I bet that brings them comfort after six years of living in misery and rat infested urine.

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  27. BATWORFEUS said...
    Whats that odd metallic odor coming from the White House canteen you ask?


    Why, thats the smell of hard drives in the microwave of course.

    Can you really destroy a hard drive in the microwave?

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  28. Probably, but you'd also destroy the microwave.

    A better way would be a big magnet, but there was no joke there.

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  29. Lydia, as usual your article cuts beyond the obvious shamefulness of the situation. While there is no doubt that Bush, Cheney, Rove, et al are spiritually sick individuals, my greatest concern remains that they be stopped. After stolen elections, lies about Iraq, Iran and Korea, torture, extraordinary rendition, neglecting the needs of our troops on the battlefield, huge tax breaks for the rich, corporate welfare run wild, gutting our Constitution, allowing wounded vets to languish so a Halliburton buddy can profit, illegal signing statements, Katrina, Plamegate, etc. ad infinitum why has Congress not impeached? Where is the outrage?

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  30. Baghdad:

    Three U.S soldiers were killed today in a roadside bombing.

    Are you happy Bush?

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  31. Another 30 killed in explosions Larry. And almost one HUNDRED killed yesterday?

    Bush is now bathing in their blood. He is refusing to man up and admit his failures so he permits the bloodshed to continue unabated.

    For those out there who think Bush is still a good man because he's a Christian and a warmonger, remember, its the "meek" who will inherit the earth. Not the strong, the proud or the mighty.

    The meek.

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  32. At least if we are to believe that Jesus fellow.

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  33. THANK YOU WORFEUS!

    You are so right: it's the meek who shall inherit the earth.

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  34. Fear not Tomcat.

    The prophet worfeus still predicts that 2007 is the year in which Bush will be impeached.

    So let it be written.

    So let it be done.

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  35. Bush told a reporter today that we must respect the Libby verdict.

    Bush also says he feels sad for the man who served so graciously in his administration.

    Bush wouldn't answer questions about a pardon.

    Another Bush dodge.

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  36. in the year of the pig, near the fourth quarter, the weasal shall be uprooted from his seat of greed.... hissing angrily to the mob the exiled king departs


    From the Prophecies of Nostraworfeus, 4th Quatrain, 3rd verse.

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  37. May your prophetic words come true!

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  38. U.S withdraws from Human Rights Commission.

    They may as well since Bush is the biggest abuser.

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  39. Larry said...

    U.S withdraws from Human Rights Commission


    leading the serfs carefully down to hell the dark emperor severs allegience to the good

    Quatrain 2:19
    Nostraworfeus

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  40. Arkansas tornado victims are asking just where is FEMA?

    Hasn't Katrina victims been asking that for eighteen months?

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  41. Lawyers for Scooter are asking for a retrial, since they are unhappy with the guilty verdict.

    Drag it out Scooter, that Christmas pardon is less than ten months away.

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  42. I am just curious how the judge will rule on sentencing. He can rule that Libby stays in jail during the appeal. If so, that will provide ole Scooter with incentive to consider trying out his singing voice.

    After all, with a name like Scooter...

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  43. Resolution to impeach Bush passes the judiciary committee in the New Mexico state senate.

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  44. He doesn't want to end up like Borat in that hotel room...

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  45. Larry said...
    Resolution to impeach Bush passes the judiciary committee in the New Mexico state senate.


    Really?

    Perhaps Quatrain 4:3 needs to be revised. That impeachment may be closer than we know.

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  46. Scooter faces up to 25 years but CBS says it will probably be between 1-3.

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  47. The Real Senate needs to take up this resolution instead of playing power rangers.

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  48. NASA fires Lisa Nowak.

    Well with her background of planning sonmeone's demise, and Cheney needing another incompetent aide maybe she can get a job.

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  49. It really is the best thing for the country all around. I know everyone thinks its painful and all, but its like cleaning a wound, or removing a tumor.

    Sure it hurts, and can get messy, but in the end, you'll save the leg. Bush is a cancer on our country. Internationally speaking he is our number one liability. The biggest strike against us.

    Until they are sent packing (preferably on the same horse they rode in on) we will continue to be hated and feared, and our list of enemies will continue to grow, while our list of allies continues to decline.

    Congress are the surgeons, the country is the patient, and Bush and Cheney are the tumors. All Congress needs to do is find the wherewithall to steady their scalpel hand to finish the operation.

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  50. The Democrats wanted to be in power and if they aren't going to stop Iraq, they can cut the entire head from the snake, with impeachment.

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  51. Larry said...
    Condi Rice was fifteen minutes away from the Dallas airport when she realized she had forgot her interpreter, who was waiting for her to be picked up.


    I knew they spoke funny in Texas, but an interpreter????

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  52. Worf said: Fear not Tomcat.

    The prophet worfeus still predicts that 2007 is the year in which Bush will be impeached.

    So let it be written.

    So let it be done.


    Amen. O prophet! Amen!

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  53. The resolutions in Vermont and New Mexico are non-binding on the Congress or their congresscritters.

    Microwaves will wipe hard drives, because after all, it's basically one big magnetron. The real trouble with microwaving hard drives isn't the arcing (the disks themselves wouldn't arc, altho the read head might) but the creation of a standing wave which would eventually burn the microwave out.

    The coolest way to wipe hard drives is to spin them up really really fast and then watch them explode apart, but you need a really fast spindle...

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  54. "Nostraworfeus"....all due respect, Worf, but that sounds like some condition in your colon...

    "Why were you in the hospital?"

    "Ah. I had a nostraworfeus, but they yanked it and gave me a high colonic..."

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  55. Lets review this one paragraph from the main blog and try to keep than in mind when the GOP distraction and spin machine kicks into high gear and the ignorant trolls all get their talking points and instructions.

    "WHY THE LIBBY VERDICT IS SO DAMNING by Arianna Huffington
    Before the GOP spin machine kicks into high gear, shouting from the mountain tops that the Libby verdict is just about making false statements to the FBI, and that no one was ever charged with the underlying crime of outing Valerie Plame, let's make it clear that Libby was found guilty not just of perjury but of obstructing justice -- obstructing justice in order to encumber the investigation and keep secret the dark, ugly truth about how the White House sought to cover up its lies about Iraq and its efforts to intimidate and silence critics of the administration."

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  56. "In my lifetime, I have never felt more ashamed of my leadership in Washington. And I would hope from time to time that you have the humility and the grace to be ashamed of yourself."

    Harry Taylor, April 2006"

    Agreed!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  57. Larry said "Rush Limbaugh says the Libby verdict is the best thing that could happen for conservatives.

    Limbaugh says the Democrats will be gloating and turn the American people off.

    Isn't that what already happened to the Republicans?"

    Interesting the Fat drug addict saying that a Adninistration insider that lied, perjured himself and obstructed justice all to help The Bush Administration lie and sell an illegal immoral war to the American public is "A GOOD THING" for conservatives????????/


    Yeah lets get real here, someone should really ask the lying drug addict who actually admitted lying and trying to "carry the water" for the Bush Administration and Culture of repug corruption how being associated with or supporting these liars and war criminals who have the unnecessary deaths of over a million human beings on their hands is "A GOOD THING" for conservatives because i'm all ears??????????

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  58. Larry said...
    Tony Snow told reporters that Bush still views Cheney as a trusted aide, and he values his counsel on White House matters.

    Sounds like Cheney wrote that remark."

    Didnt he say something similar about Rumsfeld a day or so before he fired him??????????

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  59. BATWORFEUS said...
    The wheels are starting to come off the wagon, and its going to be every man for himself."


    I've heard rumors that Bush is off the wagon as well!

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  60. NOSTRAWORFEUS said...
    in the year of the pig, near the fourth quarter, the weasal shall be uprooted from his seat of greed.... hissing angrily to the mob the exiled king departs


    From the Prophecies of Nostraworfeus, 4th Quatrain, 3rd verse."


    We can only hope this encourages Congress to do the right thing and impeach that administration ike you exise a cancerous tumor................however although I remain hopeful, I have to say that I am starting to perceive Congress as too weak and soft to do what is needed just as Worf has said all along.........But perhaps we shall all have a Christmas surprise and these pieces of Dirt will be impeached by the end of 2007.

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  61. Larry said...
    The Democrats wanted to be in power and if they aren't going to stop Iraq, they can cut the entire head from the snake, with impeachment."

    Exactly!!!!!!!!!

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  62. Pelosi and Reid need to start impeachment while the iron is red hot.

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  63. Maybe Scooter will go to rehab with Britany.

    Isn't that where all famous people go after they've broken the law?

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  64. A senior aide to Congressman Doc Hastings was implicated in the firing of federal attorney's.

    Ah those Republicans, they just love scandals and fraud.

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  66. Buchanan is on Scarborough crying either about the awful war or how the Republicans are innocent.

    They guy is a real flipper.

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  67. Larry said...
    Pat Buchanan says poor Scooter is a martyr of the War Party. "


    Interesting that some fool would have the audacity to claim that a man who lies, perjures himself and obstructs justice all to help The Bush Administration lie and deceive that American People into an unneccessary war of choice that has resulted in the senseless deaths of close to a million people is a Martyr?

    But lets consider the word Martyr for a moment..........who else uses the word Martyr.

    Thats right the Terrorists and radical Muslim extremists that Bush "CLAIMS" we are fighting although thats debatable.

    So if essentially this fool is comparing Libby and those he supports and fronts for who are also political and religious extremists who believe in torture, death, war and "The End Justifies The Means " and "Might Makes Right" and who also have the blood of close to a million people on their hands to terrorists and radical Muslim religious and political extremists who have the blood of many on their hands and believe in the same sick and twisted philosophies............THEN I THINK PERHAPS IT MAY BE AN ACCURATE COMPARISON........if we are defining Martyr the way the terrorists or those we claim to oppose do, then Libby is surely are Martyr........only a gutless one who didnt have the courage to die for his sick twisted cause!

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  68. CIA leaker Bob Novak says he hopes the Bush pardon will come right after the 2008 elections, so Democrats won't have fodder.

    Leaker Novak also said the pardon may come sooner as Scooter may end up in jail before then.

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  69. 3,187 U.S troops have been killed in the Iraq war, according to government figures.

    Of course they normally fudge the figures so that number is probably low.

    Are you happy Bush?

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  70. Oops this one is REALLY bad

    69% of American think we are losing the war.........


    NOT in Iraq,


    No


    Afghanistan, where Osama who was the master mind behind 9-11 was and Bush allowed him to get away.


    Damn Bush and Cheney must actually hate the polls they FEAR.

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  71. This is the war they claimed they already won.

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  72. "There is no use worrying about things over which you have no control, and if you have control, you can do something about them instead of worrying."

    Stanley C Allyn

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  74. "You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it come true."

    Author Unknown

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  75. It's not your work to make anything happen. It's your work to dream it and let it happen. Law of Attraction will make it happen. In your joy, you create something, and then you maintain your vibrational harmony with it, and the Universe must find a way to bring it about. That's the promise of Law of Attraction."

    Abraham Hicks

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  76. "Only as far as we seek can we go, only as much as we dream can we be."

    Author Unknown

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  77. "Success is never final and failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts."

    George Tilton

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  78. "Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."

    Albert Einstein

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  79. "Whatever the mind of man can conceive, it can achieve."

    W. Clement Stone

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  80. "A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times."

    Oliver Wendell Holmes

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  81. "We can look at the world through a narrow lens and see the ground or open the shutter wide and see the stars."

    Evelyn Loeb

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  82. "Catch on fire with enthusiasm, and people will come for miles to watch you burn."

    Author Unknown

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  83. "Desire creates the power."

    Raymond Holliwell

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  84. "While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die - whether it is our spirit, our glorious creativity, or our glorious uniqueness."

    Gilda Radner

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  85. "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

    Author Unknown

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  86. "Obstacles are those frightening things that become visible when we take our eyes off our goals."

    Henry Ford

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  87. "Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."

    Peter Drucker

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  88. "The more you give, the more you will receive, because you will keep the abundance of the universe circulating in your life. In fact, anything that is of value in life only multiplies when it is given. That which doesn't multiply through giving is neither worth giving nor worth receiving."

    Deepak Chopra

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  89. "Humankind cannot stand very much reality."

    T S Eliot

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  90. "Our duty is not to see through one another, but to see one another through."

    Leonard Sweet

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  91. What is this, quote night?

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  92. To be is to do.

    Plato



    To do is to be

    Socrates



    Scooby dooby doo

    Barney Rubble

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  93. Just trying to bring some culture to the blog after the mess last night.

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  94. Since its quote night.............lets see which quote doesnt fit, could it be the IDIOT that sais "Money Trumps Peace" GWB???????

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  95. "Life's tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late."

    Benjamin Franklin

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  96. Bush probably stole that from the bathroom wall in Central Park.

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  97. A former Navy man was arrested for passing warship movement information to Al Qaeda.

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  98. At www.intrade.com 63% of traders feel Bush will pardon Libby before his term ends.

    23% say it will be later this year.

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  99. The trouble with unemployment is that the minute you wake up in the morning you're on the job.

    Slappy White

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  100. Was Franklin talking about GWB

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  101. Larry, dont you mean traitors?????

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  102. Good point Mike.

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  103. "That all men are equal is a proposition which,at ordinary times, no sane individual has ever given his assent."

    Aldous Huxley

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  104. "The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty."

    Winston Churchill

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  105. Bush says the U.S is not recognized for generosity in the mideast.

    Not when you are destroying their lives.

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  106. 69% say the government keeps to many secrets from the public.

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  107. Los Angeles, the city where dreams are made, has the largest population of homeless in America.

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  108. This is the most secretive corrupt government ever.

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  109. Bush and Cheney are running more operations out of the White House than Poppa Bush and Oliver North.

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  110. Scooter is unqualified for a pardon according to Justice Dept. guidelines.

    Like that will make a difference.

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  111. Senator Pete Domenici hires top attorney to handle the probe of his dealings, in federal prosecutor firings.

    Those Republicans can't stay out of trouble!

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  112. Here's my theory the way this COULD play out, keep investigating the Bush admin firing of Federal Justices, and Walter Reed, provide oversight for the war.........and after Bush is out of office when he can NO LONGER pardon people go after Bush and Cheney for Treason, War Crimes etc..........

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  113. I honestly dont think the Democrats have the spine to impeach GWB, and I think if they tried he would likely buy his cronnies silence with pardons............so do what you can do to dismantle the beast, end the war and put the country back on track till Bush is out of office then go after Bush, Cheney, Gonzalez and cut the head off the snake and hold these Nazi's accountable and show the world that America believes in justice and accountablility.

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  114. If the Democrats lack the spine to cut off the war, they sure don't have it to impeach Bush.

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  115. Just wait until the truth comes out about the federal prosecutor firings.

    Senators will be brought down and they are all Republican.

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  116. The Democrats critically need to repeal Bush's law that makes it easier to declare martial law, repeal his illegal spying on American citizens program, and investigate and charge those involved in his removing federal justices and replacing them with partisan cronnies and if Bush, Rove or Cheney is involved in thois they need to be impeached and charged.

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  117. If Bush or Cheney are involved in that they need to be impeached and charged...........however they should hold off till Bush is out of office to charge them for the leaking of Plame and other laws he broke so he cant pardon his cronnies to squash the investigation.

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  118. The public at large know nothing about the martial law.

    Bush claims he will fire anyone involved in the CIA leak yet Rove, Cheney, Barton and Condi are still there.

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  119. There's so much to take these criminals down on you can take your pick on what to charge them with first..........but I have a hunch that federal prosecutor things gonna have teeth and is going to bring some of them down, hopefully the whole administration, but Gonzalez would be a good start.

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  120. Senate passed resolution to allow airline screeners to form a union, but of course Bush says he will veto it.

    And Bush claims he is trying to bring Democracy to Iraq so the Iraqi people can have freedom.

    Sounds phony!

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  121. Larry, could you imagine getting GWB under oath on the stand after him having said he despises leaks and will fire the person that leaked that info............I'd pay $100 to see that I think it would be a real hoot to see the self annoited "DECIDER" look even STUPIDER than usual.

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  122. Gonzalez is Bush's longtime lackey who like Condi wants to be one of the "team" no matter what they ahve to do.

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  123. Bush would break down if he ever took the stand.

    Who would tell him what to say?

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  124. White House is refusing to release papers from the Bush Sr. administration.

    He must have something to hide as well.

    Like father, like son.

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  125. Interesting how Bush works so hard to shift the balance of power in favor of corpporations as opposed to labor, all the mergers between Media companies and Cable and telecom seem far less competitive to me, Bush and his fascist Administration is all for the corporation and could care less about the people...........look at gasoline prices they have gone up almost 50 cents a gallon since the election.

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  126. Gas prices keep rising and the oil in Iraq keep flowing.

    Notice Bush doesn't have a problem protecting those oil fields, it's just the citizens and U.S soldiers he won't protect.

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  127. Bush is draging the entire repug party down the path to oblivion.

    Worf is right though it would be a brilliant move for the intelligent decent repugs to impeach Bush and "TRY" salvage their chance for 2008 as unlikely as it is.

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  128. I hope Worf is right and Bush is impeached this year.

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  129. The neocons are raising more money for Scooter.

    www.scooterlibby.com.

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  130. Isnt it amazing that the Neo Cons are saying Poor Scooter, he really didnt do anything that bad, all he did was lie...............kind of funny that the repugs were all howling about Bill Clinton lying, they were out for blood and demanded impeachment.

    But when we demand that same kind of justice for FAR Far more serious offenses that have resulted in almost a million deaths and cost hundreds of billions of dollars the Reich Wingers piss and whine that we are vindictive and hateful people.

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  131. Some of them on Fox were saying he should be pardoned because he is a nice guy.

    Like you said, it was different with Clinton.

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  132. Isnt it also interesting how all the Reich Wingers say Libby needs to be pardoned and should not have to do any jail time.

    When

    1) Libby was the one who got Bill Clinton to pardon Mark Rich that the Reich wingers howled about for years.

    2) the Repugs claim to believe in accountability and personal responsibility............and Libby was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice.........shouldnt he be held accountable and personally responsible for his crimes..............my guess is if he was a liberal they would bark at the moon about him receiving a pardon...........must be nice to be a hippocrite with two standards of justice.

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  133. Libby was Cheney's little bulldog running rampant trying to smear Wilson, and cover the tracks of he and Cheney.

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  134. I dont know Larry, I dont think he's a nice guy..............do you think a nice guy would lie to obstruct justice and push us into an unneccessary war that resulted in almost a million deaths and cost American taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars.......essentially these people are mass murders who have stolen at least $45,000 from every American for personal and political gain.........doesnt sound very nice to me.

    Wonder if these guys thought their mentor Hitler was a nice guy also.

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  135. They probably refer to the Hitler manifesto on a regular basis.

    I wish Rove would get caught in the snare.

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  136. Plame and Wilson are sueing Bush and Cheney and Rove, so we still may get to see those lying SOB's on the stand.............can you picture that halfwit idiot GWB on the stand, i'd pay to see that. that fool would crack like an egg under cross examination.

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  137. I'd like to see Rove go down also.

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  138. I just keep pictiuring GWB on the stand he'd be babbling like Moo Moo after getting ripped to shreds.

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  139. If they hauled Rove out in cuffs he would rat on everyone in his sight to save his hide.

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  140. Yeah, If Rove knew he was caught dead to rights and a pardon wasnt in the cards he'd sell out his own mother, thats why I hope they wait till Busdh is gone and the pardon scam is closed before they nail his hide.

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  141. Let's see if Pelosi and Reid cower in the weeds until the Scooter stuff dies down, so they can avoid impeachment pressure.

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  142. I hope i'm wrong but I think they are too weak and gutless to take down Bush and Cheney.........unless they stumble on a smoking gun that makes impeachment a slam dunk and essentially gives them no choice I think they will avoid taking on Bush or Cheney.

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  143. Wall Street Journal and the editorial board of the Washington Post call on Bush to pardon Libby.

    Only in Bush's America would reknown publications call for a convicted felon to be freed.

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  144. Bush and Cheney will continue their destruction of America from within its own borders.

    Who will stop them?

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  145. Chuck Hagel is the only one talking impeachment.

    Where are the Democrats?

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  146. Did you see where poppa Bush is denying grabbing Teri Hatcher in the butt?

    There are photos and videos all over the net of it.

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  147. Newt Gingrich was on James Dobson's right wing show saying he had sinned and received Dobsons blessing.

    Looks like another corrupt neocon is running for President.

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  148. Larry said "Wall Street Journal and the editorial board of the Washington Post call on Bush to pardon Libby.

    Only in Bush's America would reknown publications call for a convicted felon to be freed."

    Pathetic isnt it that the Reich Wing supports releasing criminals and murderers.

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  149. They are the enemies of justice and democracy.

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  150. Gingrich will deliver the commencement speech at Falwell's Liberty Universit.

    Making his rounds kissing the rings of the "religious right."

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  151. Newt is the reichwing pseudo-Christians only real hope this time, too bad Wall street probably wants Rudy ..... the re-pubie primaries are gonna be a hell of a lot of fun, especially if McCain keeps enuff of his staff to pull a Rove with the others like he got in South Carolina circa 2000.

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  152. "We have been too often disappointed by the optimism of the American leaders, both in Vietnam and Washington, to have faith any longer in the silver linings they find in the darkest cloud."

    Walter Cronkite, February 27, 1968

    Change Vietnam to Iraq............

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  153. Bush mouthpiece Tony Snow says all this pardon talk is just"interesting speculation."

    And I bet he says that about Bush making money from this war!

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  154. Of all the U.S soldiers who have died in Iraq, seventy are female.

    There have been five hundred U.S female soldiers seriously injured in Iraq, according to government reports.

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  156. Gen. Petraeus says Iraq can't be fixed with a military solution.

    Then why are you there running your mouth and ruining thousands of lives?

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  157. Larry, they can't FIX Iraq's political problems with OUR military but Halliburton(Cheney) ET Al will continue to make a killing there....

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  158. That's right Clif and that is all that matters to those elite morons in power. Money.

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  159. "The accumalation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether heriditary, self-appointed, or elective, may just be pronounced the very definition of TYRANNY.

    James Madison


    Doesn't that describe the U.S government today?

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  160. Well since NONE of then could join and go fight when it was their turn, (they left that for some poor people to do)and THEY never wanna pay any taxes at all(that is being left to the children and grandchildren of the poor people fighting this war), Bush and Cheney ET Al have to do something, being Greedy is as close as they could come.

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  161. Counting their millions while millions of lives are being ruined as a result of their greed.

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  162. Joe Wilson and his wife Valerie Plame are leaving Washington DC for Sante Fe New Mexico.

    Guess they figured they had to get out of town before Cheney went after them again.

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  163. Larry you need to realize they will NOT stop until they can count their BILLIONS, BTW 12 Billion is missing ain't it?

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  164. 12 billion isn't much compared to what they still have waiting them if they can spread the war.

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  165. BTW Larry,

    do you think,

    Marc Rich should lobby Bush to pardon Scooter

    like Scooter lobbied Clinton to pardon Marc Rich,


    that would be karma in action.....wouldn't it?

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  166. Karma indeed. Why do the neocons forget that Scooter was in Marc Rich's corner?

    Guess they think people won't know about that.

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  167. Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. is now a Fox News contributor.

    Couldn't he find something better than that?

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  168. Hell Larry, even FOX LIES know the re-pubie lie and spin cycle is about
    over .... they need to find a way to survive the next couple of decades where even the re-pubies will HATE the word Bush.......

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  169. Speaking of FOX LIES NOISE MACHINE;

    FOX News: Masters of the 'Memory Hole' - Making Bad News for Bush and Republicans Disappear

    A. Alexander, March 7th, 2007

    Being able to ignore and refusing to report or discuss the Walter Reed scandal requires pretty incredible journalistic gymnastics, but FOX News has managed to do just that. It was a task made a bit easier by the fact that Britney Spears -- when not trimming her hair or pummeling automobiles with umbrellas -- has been spinning in and out of a series of drug and alcohol rehab centers and, too, the passing of a certain big-breasted brainless blonde bombshell. Give FOX News that much white trash to work with and they could avoid covering a story involving George W. Bush and his onetime close mentor, Pastor Haggard, getting caught snorting crank and playing one-eyed sphincter tag.

    FOX News is nothing more than the Bush administration and Republican Party's version of the Soviet Union's old PRAVDA news agency. To be brutally honest and willing to risk cries of "you can't say that"; FOX News' ability to make bad news for Mister Bush and the GOP disappear down the memory hole, would make Adolph Hitler and Joseph Goebbels green with envy. In other words, there is absolutely nothing about FOX News that is either worthy of a democracy or worth one's admiration.

    Still, let's give credit where credit is due. FOX News has refined the fine art of erasing reality in a way that Orwell's O'Brien could only have dreamed. "Walter Reed?" Said FOX News, "Never heard of it and neither will our viewers!"

    Instead, Roger Ailes and the other bosses at FOX News latched onto Britney Spears and Anna Nicole, like Dick Cheney's sphincter locked onto his BVDs when the bomb went off in Afghanistan.

    And then along came Scooter Libby's guilty verdict. The problem was that FOX News had all ready exploited Britney and Anna for all they were worth. That left them with precious little reality avoidance information to pass along to their loyal viewers. Then again, it is FOX News. Without the tragic public emotional disintegration of Britney Spears and without the ability to make Anna Nicole come to life and die again, how did FOX News initially manage to avoid covering Libby's guilty verdict? And how did they spin it later? Care to take a guess?

    Well, when the verdict initially came down there was a black dog somewhere in the United States...and it just happened to break through the ice on a lake. So, there you have it America...the Vice-President's Chief of Staff is convicted on four counts of perjury and FOX News' big story was a dog being rescued from cold water.

    Yet, having Dick Cheney's Chief of Staff convicted on four out of five counts of perjury, lying and obstructing justice is too big of a story for even FOX News to ignore. Whatever would the Australian-born Rupert Murdoch's FOX News Network do?

    One thing a Bush administration and Republican propaganda network would do that real news outlets could never do, would be to focus on the positive while downplaying the reality. After all, Scooter Libby was convicted on ONLY four out of five counts - that meant he was found innocent of something, right?

    That's right! And that was what FOX News chose to accentuate. As only FOX News can, the graphic on the screen read, "Scooter Libby found not guilty of lying to FBI investigators."

    FOX News has become the masters at making Bush administration and Republican Party bad news disappear down the memory hole. There is little doubt that had the network been part of the Third Reich, Roger Ailes and Brit Hume probably could have figured out how to avoid reporting the Russian Army's assault on Hitler's bunker. And when it came time to report on the six-million missing Jews...FOX News would have focused instead on a missing blonde 'Aryan' girl, perhaps, in the Bahamas.

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  170. They don't want to give up on their hate speak.

    Fox ordered 13 more shows of their Daily Show knock off.

    They can't attract any viewer under 70.

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  171. Fox had 13 times the coverage of Ana Nicole Smith than they did the Walter Reed scandal.

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  172. Suspicious package found on White House grounds, causing part of Pennsylvania Ave. to be shut down.

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  173. Georgie mis-placed his Nintendo again?

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  174. Maybe Pickles threw it in the yard so the idiot would concentrate on his job.

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  175. Damn Larry, don't cha know Nintendo is HIS job, Cheney is running the country...............LOL

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  176. Maybe Pickles thinks Bush couldn't do any worse than Cheney.

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  177. Larry said...
    Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. is now a Fox News contributor.

    Couldn't he find something better than that?


    Republicans pay the token negro well...

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  178. Poor GooGoo...he got PooPooed...

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  179. Congressional Qaurterly has confirmed several Republican congressmen, knew of the Walter Reed mess for at least two years but said nothing.

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  180. At least two Republican Congressmen are being wooed to switch parties.

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  182. The battle over fired US attorneys

    By Gail Russell Chaddock,
    Christian Science Monitor
    Thu Mar 8, 3:00 AM ET
    WASHINGTON -

    The Bush administration's controversial firing of eight US attorneys sets up a major clash between the White House and the new Congress, as Democrats step up efforts to rein in new presidential powers.

    At issue is whether the Justice Department's decision to replace these top federal prosecutors was a political purge and, if so, what Congress can do about it.

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  183. Does anyone think Bush fired the Carol Lam for any reason other than her prosecution of Duke Cuntingham?

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  184. If so, then send me your email address, because I have some really nice real estate in South Dakota that I'd like you to take a look at.

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  185. :|


    its vacation property...

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  186. Larry said...
    Congressional Qaurterly has confirmed several Republican congressmen, knew of the Walter Reed mess for at least two years but said nothing.


    Ah, so it was handled by the same folks who handled the page scandal...

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  187. Um, maybe she was fired because her name looks Asian?

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  188. So you're saying you're interested?


    Its a beautiful peice of real estate.

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  189. Dang it Worf!! I had him ready to buy that bridge I own with one end in Manhattan and you distracted him!! ;-)

    Seriously, Attorneygate looks like it could be worse for the GOP than Libbygate.

    Dang!! Dubya ought to ge a gate salesman. Look at his collection!!

    Floridagate
    Iraqgate
    Irangate
    Koreagate
    Katrinagate
    Torturegate
    NSAgate
    WalterReedgate
    Libbygate
    Attorneygate

    ....and I missed a bunch!!

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  190. I just posted this on Volt's blog. They mentioned how negative we all are over here. Here's my response:

    "In light of the current scandals in the Bush admin, we are not able to keep up with all the crimes and deaths and bloodshed.

    I would much rather be Pollyanna and say we are not losing our constitutional rights, but you guys must have your head in the sand.

    Too negative? I often agree, and I will do my best to raise the spirits, but first we have to get rid of the bad guys who are taking our jobs and outsourcing them, denying health care for all Americans, and not providing for our wounded veterans. Why isn't FOX "NEWS" talking about the Walter Reed Hospital scandal -- or the 12 billion stolen in Iraq by Cheney's friends? Why does Fox news only focus on overly sexualized prurient stories about Anna Nicole and Britney -- long after the rest of us have grown bored with such pablum?

    Why don't you want credit card companies to stop ripping us off? Why don't you want the people to stand up and tell Bush, WE ARE THE GOVERNMENT, BY THE PEOPLE.. FOR THE PEOPLE ... OF THE PEOPLE?

    Do you have ownership interest in the elite corporations like Blackwell and Haliburton?

    We are not the elite, the "conservatives" are and they've conned the working man into believing the exact opposite.
    Rove is a mastermind at manipulating your brains with a fog machine.

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  191. Larry said...
    Did you see where poppa Bush is denying grabbing Teri Hatcher in the butt?

    There are photos and videos all over the net of it.


    BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAH!!!!

    Larry, you are not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

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  192. Larry, I hear-tell that your wife was caught in the bushes with Bush.

    Larry, for god sake, don't believe everything you read.

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  193. TomCat said...
    Dang it Worf!! I had him ready to buy that bridge I own with one end in Manhattan and you distracted him!! ;-)

    Seriously, Attorneygate looks like it could be worse for the GOP than Libbygate."

    I was about to say the same thing Tomcat..............I think this will be worse for the Bush Administration at least in the near term that Libby.

    In fact I would be surprised if this Brings Alberto Gonzalez down........I could see Gonzalez pulling a Jeff Slikking and just resigning out of the blue for "personal reasons"

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  194. Lydia dont fall into the lying trolls trap that because we speak out and oppose wrong doings we are negative and Hateful, thats Rove's and Coulters BS talking points they attacked Clinton and tried to impeach him for a damn blow job where NO ONE DIED and Hundreds of Billions of Dollars were not wasted..........now because we want justice for REAL CRIMES liketreason and war crimes and a dismantling of our Constitiution we are petty, partisan, vindictive and hateful.........thats a joke.

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  195. I wonder if Cheney is gonna pull a Ken Lay for Bush's Jeffery Skilling act?

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  196. And Conservatives claim that Libby didnt do anything wrong and should be pardoned is a joke............he lied, committed perjury, obstructed justice, helped to out a CIA operative all to justify an unneccessary war of choice that has cost almost a million lives and approaching a trillion dollars by some estimates.

    This mans actions resulted in almost a million deaths, has made our country much less safe, has destroyed our military, left our veterans living in squalor filth and poverty and cost each tax payer at least $45,000 do you think the average American struggling to pay the bills would feel ok about having to pay $45,000 for a senseless unneccessary war of choice to enrich the wealthy elite Neo Cons and their oil cronnies??


    Do you think the average person would think Libby wasnt a bad guy and should be pardoned to circumvent justice sso he can avoid going to jail and answering for his crimes.

    Wanting justice and accountability for ones actions is not being hateful and vindictive..........you do the crime you gotta be willing to do the time..........and eventually the Bush Administration's hubris will bring them all down and they will all be held accountable and some partisan troll or political operative psiising and whining that we are hateful or negative isnt going to change reality or stop the will of the people........because the will of the people has been dified for far to long by these thugs and criminals.

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  197. Oh happy happy joy joy they are bringing back the swiftboats,

    No not the idiotic reichwing hate group which lies all the time,

    The U S Navy is bringing back the REAL swiftboats,

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  198. Well if Gonzalez pulls a Skilling, then by all means Cheney should feel free to pull a Ken Lay if he is to cowardly to let the wheels of justice take their course and feels the need to Circumvent justice as the majority of repugs seem to do.

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  199. Think dolty boy will stop whining about this blog now, ....

    and go back to playing with his widdle dollies, ....

    he and gay-dalf have on their pink pajama circle jerk romper room?

    I did say happy, happy, joy, joy, after all ....

    that should make him happy don't cha think ...... LOL

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