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PD

He talks tough to our friends and treats them like enemies.

He's all chummy with our enemies.

So you tell me: Is he our enemy?

ben

What Obama said was "please let me in your exclusive club of existing and aspiring leftist dictators composed of Chavez, Castro(s), Morales, Ortega and Correa."

Pofarmer

We. Are. So. Screwed.

Dude08

But Bush looked into Putin's Soul - and TM licked the spittle up with a spoon

WTF

Dude08

Next thing you know, after the teabaggerts fill up their tanks at the Citgo, they might skip out on the bill

Sick ....

verner

OMG. TM put a photo up. And yes, it is that...important.

Jeez, we're prophets.

MayBee

And the Rummy/Saddam picture where they grimly shook hands was just horrible, remember?

JM Hanes

Hugo's lapel pin is bigger than Barack's! What could it mean?

This bit from your link is priceless, TM. Team Chavez posted a photo of the handshake on the web only moments after it occurred, but:

It took the White House almost three hours to confirm the handshake. As of 9:20 p.m. EST there was no indication the White House intended to release any photos. A senior administration official declined to describe the leaders' glancing conversation, but did not dispute the Venezuelan government's account.

Late Friday, Obama told reporters he said to Chavez: "Como Esta?" (How are you?)

¿Como Esta? Another one for the scrapbook! Of course, I wanted to see the video -- for context! -- so I checked around in both English and Spanish. Apparently Obama was told there would be no video. Can't imagine why. After that handshake makes the rounds, we'll probably be told there will be no cameras at all. Oh, wait... It seems that our own cameras have already been banished.

Were Jake Tapper & Major G. just too busy with the Cuba story to cover the Chavez meet up? Do we think Major Garrett chose the "glancing conversation" descriptor? I'm guessing it came from the spokesman who was floating chance encounters and said that if Chavez and Obama just happened to run into each other, Obama wouldn't brush him off, or something.

Looks like Obama secretly slipped the surly bonds of his own press pool, to touch the Chavez hand. They must have been thrilled with the dubious ex post facto privilege of interviewing Robert Gibbs in a hallway. From the disagreement over who initiated this brief encounter, one might almost suspect that such handshakes -- and who knows what else -- in Trinidad & Tobago were not designed for U.S. consumption.

BTW, somebody should tell Major Garrett that nobody says the "World Wide Web" any more!

Fresh Air

MayBee--

I understand your point. But at the time, Iraq was our ally. Arguably, Venezuela is currently our enemy. So it's actually even worse.

Zero is the most disgraceful president we have ever had. Only JImmy Carter even approaches him, and most of the really odious pandering he did was after he left office. (Not counting the story about him trying to get the Russians to intercede on his behalf against Reagan in 1980.)

I'm saving that photo and using it some day.

Fresh Air

You know, the more I look at these pictures, the angrier I am. This guy has been going around doing all the crap that a backbencher Congresscritter radical type, like Cynthia McKinney. Except he's no longer a back-bencher, he's the head of state. Zero is not only an idiot, and a dangerous idiot, he's the worst P.R. spokesman possible for the greatest country on earth. Who is he to go around telling people we've been "arrogant?" Speak for yourself, asswipe.

JM Hanes

Fresh Air:

I think MayBee was being sarcastic about the Rummy shake. :-)

Elroy Jetson

The One's smile was a little too big for my tastes. I think Obama admires those who are in a position to rewrite their constitution to make themselves president for life. Chavez can carry on his life's work- to wreck his own country.
Barack is jealous.

verner

Let's face it, we were wrong. He's not a stealth marxist socialist.

He's the anti-christ.

Elliott

Obvious victor: Hugo. But I am not miserable.

Elliott

BTW, somebody should tell Major Garrett that nobody says the "World Wide Web" any more!

He's observing the niceties because HTTP may be the only protocol with which TeamO is familiar.

JM Hanes

Well, Obama's fund raisers knew enough to avoid https, so that would make at least two millions.

Elliott

Speaking of protocol...

Good morning, JMH!

daddy

In other news:

Richard Armitage of Scooter Libby Infamy is back in the news, having finally got off his brave duff long enough to give an interview to the News Media...Al Jazeera.

Says if he had known that The Bush Administration was 'Waterboarding' enemy combatants for vital information in order to protect American lives, that he would have resigned from the Administration. FWIW I don't believe him of course, but we could only have been so lucky.

I won't link to the creep but his interview is easily findable out there on Al Jazeera or the Huffington Post. I do have a question for the gutless former UGO however. Is this another one of those CIA secrets you leaked to reporters and then conveniently forgot about, or in this instance, as number 2 in the State Department, were you just honestly and incompetently ignorant?

daddy

My guess is that the first handshake is for shutting down future Oil Drilling in Alaska and the second handshake is for today's EPA Court victory over America. But I may have that backward.

Daddy

Why are these men smiling?

Here's simply the copied list of related stories in todays Anchorage Daily News, having to do with todays Court decision shutting down Alaskan North Slope Drilling.

Related Stories

Conoco Phillips giving up on Beaufort leases

Shell cancels 2009 offshore drilling program

Court orders review of Beaufort drilling plan

Whalers campaign for mayor, future of Arctic

Shell again halts plans to drill in Beaufort

Offshore drilling worries Inupiat

Any decent American President, interested in the well-being of this nation, and not the worthless flattery of every other tin horn dictator in the rest of the world, should be angry as a wet hen. The pictures say it all.

JM Hanes

Mornin' Elliott & 'niters!

Daddy

Nite nite JMH and Elliott!

PD

Next thing you know, after the teabaggerts fill up their tanks at the Citgo, they might skip out on the bill

Except that they tend to be law abiding. There were even several reports of them picking up litter at the end of rallies last Wed.

Of course, if you have some actual evidence to support your allegation, why, let's hear it.

Soylent Red

I don't know why everyone is so shocked at Obama's moment of amity with Chavez. After all, he told us he was The Juan.

Peron.

Old Lurker

"We. Are. So. Screwed."

Po, you. are. so. right. Reading the details of the EPA declaration of CO2 (or reading the President's latest overseas apology tour, or Turbo's latest moves toward central command and control of the economy, or all the other horrors coming), it's like you're sitting quietly in your easy chair and you see your soon-to-be rapist walking up the front walk, and you know what's going to happen, and you know the time is near, and you hope it doesn't happen, but you know it will. Not so slow motion hell.

Oh. Good morning all!

verner

On a very frightening note, Roxana Saberi, the lovely former Miss North Dakota, has been sentenced to 8 years in prison for espionage.

Wonder what Hillary is doing to get her home?

Ny guess would be nothing.

BR

Nice play on words, Elliott at 3:11 :)

The Obama-Chavez handshake reminds me of the 1938 Hitler-Mussolini pact handshake (Photo), except this time it's such a boring farce, no one wants to watch.

pagar

Wonder what Hillary is doing to get her home?

Hilliary is too busy making up to Castro, and besides our government is not going to take the side of an American if there is a chance it would offend Iran.

Drider

It sure doesn't look like Chavez is going to get a DVD set of classic movies from his ideological chum now does it.
What will our communist and chief give him after all the high fives and handshakes.

I swear, the smile on the O's face has to be the same smile he gets when he hears about a failed abortion's baby, finally expiring on a shelf in some hospital storage room thinking, one less apple off the cart that the government won't have to provide for.

rse

It's hard to get rid of the image of that handshake and the look of genuine delight on BO's face.

Someone on another thread mentioned not wanting the kids to realize how bad things are. Yes, dears, ignore the news and the troublesome images and go study for your AP exams.

This is not a good time for those of us who love history, understand economics, and appreciate the cumulative effects of bad policy decisions.

I do want to thank, however, whoever suggested reading Amity Schlaes The Forgotten Man. I keep glancing at the 2007 copyright and being amazed at its current relevance.

MarkJ

I think in this case Obama is just plain STOOOPID. He's just handed the GOP a big wrapped present with a nice bow on top.

So....in 2012 how often do you think the GOP will be running the above picture in campaign spots if (or more likely when) "things go south", so to speak, in Latin America?

Here's my answer: every hour, on the hour, 24/7. Obama will be crying on Michelle's shoulder and moaning, "What the f*** was thinking when I fist-bumped that little "mono"?"

peter

Did they mention whether Obama can speak Venezuelan?

Jane

Says if he had known that The Bush Administration was 'Waterboarding' enemy combatants for vital information in order to protect American lives, that he would have resigned from the Administration.

Karl Rove was asked about it and said something like: How can you believe the guy who outed Valerie Plame and didn't admit it for 2 years causing immeasurable grief."

Iran is showing us who is boss. I suspect this woman is the first of many to be held interminably. Maybe Zero can go kiss Ahmndinejad on the lips.

ben

"I'm saving that photo and using it some day."

When the eco-terrorists shut down Charmin?

Dorothy Jane

I read Pat Buchanan's piece on RCP yesterday (usually I ignore him) and it made me weep. Does it strike anybody else here that Obama is really packing IT ALL IN rather quickly? How can anyonein the MSM deny he is MAKING HIS POINT - placing his STAMP on this country faster than fast. The IHS thing sent shivers down my spine. It is a small thing but means oh, so much.

Barry Dauphin

Richard Armitage didn't know we waterboarded? No wonder our intelligence sucked going into Iraq with flunkies like him working at State. So he doesn't know the most obvious stuff, and when he does know something (Plame) he keeps his mouth shut. With people like him in positions of power, it's a wonder we haven't blown ourselves up yet.

ben

"How can anyonein the MSM deny he is MAKING HIS POINT - placing his STAMP on this country faster than fast."

They don't deny it, they support it, they are part of the strategy.

Pofarmer

Well, OL, it's just that this bunch is doing everything possible to crunch any economic recovery, while spending so much money that the country will collapse without one. With this ruling, you're not going to see any planning or development on new power projects, well, other than wind and solar, and all kinds of industrial development is just going to stop until folks see what the regs are going to be. This is lunacy on a grand scale, with the approval of millions.

Pofarmer

OH, and Anthony Watts is imploring people to write in during the comment session on the CO2 regs at EPA. Yeah right, as if that will make any difference.

clarice

At least he didn't bow?

As for Armitage he must be trolling for work and invites to cocktail parties. What a pig!

Laura

If we weren't actually living it, I would say this was all a nightmare and wake myself up. he will be our dear leader before this is over if the Congress is not thrown out in 2010.
for a pick me up click LUN for a recording of Susan Boyle singing cry me a river

centralcal

Frank M. Davis, Rev. Wright, Fr. Phleger, Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, King Abdullah, Raul Castro, Hugo Chavez . . .

"I am a part of all whom I have met," sayeth The One.

Danube of Thought

Too bad no one clued Armitage in. He would have quit, and Scooter Libby would have been spared a lot of grief. But it would have cost Joe and Valerie their spread in Vanity Fair and a ton of publicity.

clarice

Fear not--at a critical moment in the next election, someone will find a Republican picking his nose, turn it into a sham gay pedophile scandal hyped by their friends ("we want to make a difference") in the media and half the conservatives in America will be shocked and stay home allowing this pack of rapacious,leftwing, American hating crooks to laugh their way back into office once again.

MayBee

Fresh Air- JMH is right, I was being sarcastic. All during the Iraq war, the left paraded that sour picture around as proof the US supported Saddam (implying responsibility for his cruelty).
So I'm just rolling my eyes at Obama beaming and gripping Chavez's hand. Last night I read this was evidence that a)Obama has good relations with the world or b)it was a total non-story. Both from the left.
It's just too much for me sometimes.

Dorothy Jane

My sister voted for him, called for him, can't see what the problem is. HOWEVER, I notice she read The Shack, joined her church choir four weeks ago and attends Perpetual Adoration weekly at her church... I think there is something subliminal going on there...

Ignatz

and TM licked the spittle up with a spoon

I guess TM was born with a silver spoon in his mouth?

narciso

I guess I feel the same way, Maybee, they're
two peas in a pod, both have far left beliefs, 'palled around with terrorist' in
their younger years, have contempt for opposition media,even had former beauty
contestants as foils, and they both want to ruin the energy industry.

matt

we have a new poster for the next tea party.

Viva La Revolucion!

Potomac Joe

Good Lord. I grow more disgusted with our president every day.

Was he thanking him for the signed copy of "Running a Banana Republic for Dummies"?

MayBee

JMH-
Were Jake Tapper & Major G. just too busy with the Cuba story to cover the Chavez meet up?

I asked Tapper about it on Twitter. He replied:

@maybeetweet no press there for greeting, only small rotating grp of "pool" reporters have seen POTUS in person. press conf tmrw

narciso

Viva la Contra Revolucion, Matt, that was as you recall the name of the Nicaraguan resistance to the Sandinistas. You can substitute Northern (or possibly Alliance)
if it sems more appropriate

pagar

Obama has good relations with the world

Obama has good relations with anyone who wants to see the US destroyed.

clarice

I LOVE Karl Rove.

clarice

What happened to the post mentioning his response to Armitage? It was here and now it's not..

clarice

Now Jane's post shows up again ?!?!?

"Karl Rove was asked about it and said something like: How can you believe the guy who outed Valerie Plame and didn't admit it for 2 years causing immeasurable grief."

Bill in AZ

Looks like Chavez and Zero are getting a good laugh out of Chavez nationalizing the oil companies and farms. Zero is saying "That's next! Wanna help?"

centralcal

I was watching when Rove said that about Armitage and Plame and shouted "you Go, Karl!" at my TV.

As time has progressed with his Pundit role, he has learned how to get in his points - even with the likes of O'Reilly.

centralcal

W gets laughs in China forum.

Oh, and there weren't any protests. Imagine that!

verner

Frank M. Davis, Rev. Wright, Fr. Phleger, Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, King Abdullah, Raul Castro, Hugo Chavez . . .

Yeah, known terrorist, crazy conspiracy minded black nationalists who have visited hostile terror supporting nations, Totalitarian dictators, anyone else with those kind of comrades would be on the DHS terror watch list.

narciso

Armitage will continue to whine until a party goes after his business interests, either the Russians against Baku, re Caspian oil, or Obama after DynCorp and other contractors. But by then it will bee too late

Charlie (Colorado)

Any decent American President, interested in the well-being of this nation, and not the worthless flattery of every other tin horn dictator in the rest of the world, should be angry as a wet hen.

Too easy. The followup comment writes itself.

Charlie (Colorado)

Maybe Zero can go kiss Ahmndinejad on the lips.

On the lips if we're lucky.

PeterUK

Dude08,You're s last year.

Fresh Air

MayBee--

I know, I got the sarcasm. I'm just saying not only was the Rumsfeld thing overblown and not cause for genuine outrage, but that that this time it is, for the reasons I stated.

Verner--

Let's face it, we were wrong. He's not a stealth marxist socialist. He's the anti-christ.

I think we need to admit the possibility that this man means to destroy America. I am conjuring a scenario I believe exists in his scrawny mind. He destroys the economy, which hurts primarily white people. Thus leveling the class system, he becomes the King of the Brown Peoples, a title he holds for the rest of his life.

I am semi-serious in that this man is seriously psychologically disturbed. He is a pathological narcissist and is powerfully deluded. I don't think we can rule out some sort of legitimate Robespierre-type complex.

The fact remains that you can't level an economy any more than you can stop a river from flowing by damming it downstream. So even if he is "successful" with his Marxist schemes, he will fail, as without the totalitarian military coercion to support them, people will modify their behavior and once again, the most industrious, the cleverest and the hardest-working people will rise to the top.

God help us all if we can't get this bastard spawn out of the White House in 2012.

Porchlight

Best caption I've seen so far was on Hot Air by Defector01 (I think):


Tin Pot meets Kettle.

Jane

we have a new poster for the next tea party.

We also have a theme song: LUN

Rocco

I couldn't resist! photobucket

pagar

The fact remains that you can't level an economy

I'm not so sure, seems like Castro has done it for the past forty plus years, he has had Cuba stuck at 0, and now Chavez and Obama seem to be following in his foot steps.

clarice

Rocco--why not send that to editoratAmericanthinker.com and tell him I sent you..

Pofarmer

So even if he is "successful" with his Marxist schemes, he will fail, as without the totalitarian military coercion to support them,

I'm not so sure. Even if there is a counter revolution, how would you govern? A lot of folks would have to be disenfranchised. There's gonna be a lot of angry folks and "journalists."

Like I said last night, maybe the USA partitioning is the least bad solution.

Rocco

Done clarice

Charlie (Colorado)

Hah, Jane, that's the one I suggested back on the 15th. I still like this">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUCZywEwbvo">this version. Especially with Gyula from Hungary, Stasierowski from Poland, and Jezek the Czech.

Oh, and Chairman Kaga.

PeterUK

"So even if he is "successful" with his Marxist schemes, he will fail, as without the totalitarian military coercion to support them, "

That is what AGW is about,control will come through eco legislation. A religion is being enlisted to further totaltarian ends.
Like any religion,there will be heresies and denunciations of heretics.See how eager people are to proclaim their green credentials,those who have spent their lives in stretched limousines buying a Toyota Pius.
When it comes to "Saving the Planet" a blind eye will be closed to the re-education camps.Just keep an eye on the enthusiasm of the extreme left for green measures which destroy your society.

Dorothy Jane

"I think we need to admit the possibility that this man means to destroy America" by Fresh Air

I have been too timid to say this outloud. But -there is something afoot - he is cramming it all in at warp speed. I am sick. This is beginning to feel like The Empire Strikes Back

Fresh Air

Peter & Po--

You guys are talking about "soft" control. This doesn't last in a democracy where the people are unhappy. It only lasts in a dictatorship. In the short run, a lot of damage can be done. But it cannot persist without military control. I am as much a rightwing lunatic as the next guy, but that ain't going to happen in my lifetime, not in the U.S. of A. anyway.

But if we're going to partition America, I'm moving the hell out of Chicago. Americans should all head south of the Mason-Dixon. Liberals can stay in the north, maybe even merge with Canada. They all believe in global warming, so their climate will be fine.

Soylent Red

Less than 100 days, folks.

What will we be discussing at the one year mark?

Fresh Air

Dorothy Jane--

Yeah, we're back to that question: Is he stupid or evil? I think the answer is both, but I do truly believe he is a Marxist at heart and views the Great White Masses as his mentor and preacher does. He carries eternal hatreds that indicate he is not a Christian at all, but somewhere between a BLTer and a Muslim. BLT, I believe, is what animates him. Marxism is the means to this end, the "freeing" of the Brown Peoples. It all fits.

The question is to what degree these are idle daydreams that come out after a random question from a plumber in Ohio or get blurted out in a auto-hagiography, and to what degree are they impulses strong enough to compel action.

At this point, I think you can say they are compelling to him, but since he delegated a lot of the recent legislation to numskulls like Nancy & Harry, it's hard to claim everything we've seen is part of some master plan. But I think they will hammer the jigsaw pieces into place if they don't fit exactly.

PeterUK

Fresh Air,
The Gestapo was a relatively small organisation.Yes it did drag people away in the early hours of the morning,but the power of the Gestapo lay in the fear of denunciation by one;s peers,the power of the state to intrude into every aspect of the lives of citizens.
You wouldn't believe how far Britain has gone dwn this road since 1997.The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Acy (RIPA) has seen local councils using laws designed for terrorism against people who put thir dustbins out early,or getting their child int a better school.
"It's for the planet".

Fresh Air

What will we be discussing at the one year mark?

I'm hoping it will be whether Joe Biden will continue to carry out the Marxist mandate after Zero's incapacitation from a nervous breakdwon.

PeterUK

Why is it that the first people Obama meets when he bowls into town are the felons like Ayers and third world dictators like Chavez.Hasn't the kid go any taste?

clarice

OT: Now solar has hit a big bump in the road:
[quote]OAKLAND, Calif. – A westward dash to power electricity-hungry cities by cashing in on the desert's most abundant resource — sunshine — is clashing with efforts to protect the tiny pupfish and desert tortoise and stinginess over the region's rarest resource: water.

Water is the cooling agent for what traditionally has been the most cost-efficient type of large-scale solar plants. To some solar companies answering Washington's push for renewable energy on vast government lands, it's also an environmental thorn. The unusual collision pits natural resources protections against President Barack Obama's plans to produce more environmentally friendly energy.

The solar hopefuls are encountering overtaxed aquifers and a legendary legacy of Western water wars and legal and regulatory scuffles. Some are moving to more costly air-cooled technology — which uses 90 percent less water — for solar plants that will employ miles of sun-reflecting mirrors across the Western deserts. Others see market advantages in solar dish or photovoltaic technologies that don't require steam engines and cooling water and that are becoming more economically competitive.[/quote]

Lunacy--utter lunacy.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090418/ap_on_sc/water_for_solar

Save the friggin' Pupfish!!

Jane

Charlie,

Your link doesn't work.

Is he stupid or evil? I think the answer is both

I agree - and drunk with power so all his sigh school fantasies are coming true.

pagar

I'm moving the hell out of Chicago.

But, I thought Chicago was the land of opportunity. I just read a story about some people there, and opportunity.

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger's decision last fall to hire a steakhouse busboy with a criminal record mushroomed into a political scandal Friday, with Stroger facing calls for his resignation and ousting his cousin from her top county finance job over her role in the controversy.

Stroger said his cousin Donna Dunnings, the county's chief financial officer, resigned at his request late Thursday.

In an early-morning phone call Friday, Stroger told the Tribune Dunnings was the target of "explosive" allegations by Tony Cole, whom Stroger hired but then fired last week from his position as a $61,189-a-year human resources assistant in the County Highway Department. Stroger said he fired Cole for concealing a felony conviction.

The nature of Dunnings' relationship with Cole remains unclear, as do the details surrounding his segue from busing tables to a county administrative job. Cole had been working at Ruth's Chris Steak House for three months when he met Todd Stroger.

According to county records, Cole joined the payroll Oct. 14, 2008, as an administrative assistant earning $48,289.

The best coverage of the story seems to be at the LUN

Charlie (Colorado)

Your link doesn't work.

Grumble. My bad, I made a typo.

Try this.

Charlie (Colorado)

I thought Chicago was the land of opportunity.

Only for pols.

Jane

I like that one too Charlie - but I think for the purposes of the tea parties English is best - and we have to find a substitute word for "France".

Pofarmer

You guys are talking about "soft" control. This doesn't last in a democracy where the people are unhappy. It only lasts in a dictatorship. In the short run, a lot of damage can be done. But it cannot persist without military control. I am as much a rightwing lunatic as the next guy, but that ain't going to happen in my lifetime, not in the U.S. of A. anyway.

Argentina? Venezuela? Peru? Chili? It lasts as long as the leadership can create ways to hang onto power. Let Barack Hussein destroy or control the heart of the capitalist system In the U.S. and there won't be much left to go back to. And, really, what's the chance of the U.S. military going against the govt? Things are gonna have to get pretty bad before that happens. Then, what happens if they do?

Charlie (Colorado)

I'm not all that hot on the "blood of the martyrs" part -- being a believer in the theory that if anyone is to be martyred I'd prefer it be the other guy.

Here's the lyrics in English:

Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!


Will you join in our crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?
Somewhere beyond the barricade
Is there a world you long to see?
Then join in the fight
That will give you the right to be free!!


Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!

Will you give all you can give
So that our banner may advance
Some will fall and some will live
Will you stand up and take your chance?
The blood of the martyrs
Will water the meadows of France!


Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes

verner

"Less than 100 days, folks.

What will we be discussing at the one year mark?"

Secession?

Elliott

Though his comrades and girlfriend perish, a student revolutionary cheats death, imprisonment, and ostracism.

Not hot version: Bill Ayers
New cool version: Marius Pontmercy

Daddy

Every once in a while you guys ask why nobody up here was standing up for Ted Steven's. In addition to his lousy rep as a porkbarreler from "Bridge to Nowhere" infamy, it also had to do with investigations into potential corruption by his son in Alaskan State Government. With that in mind, I link you to this buried story in today's ADN, High">http://www.adn.com/news/politics/fbi/bstevens/story/763723.html">High Court agrees: Ben Stevens couldn't break nonexistent law.

clarice

Chaco, Chaco--Can't use the word "crusade".

Thanks, Daddy, I'll blog that for non-Alaskans.

bad

Hey Daddy, I found this at the link you provided

Both Gov. Sarah Palin and House Speaker John Harris said Ben Stevens, who is under a federal investigation for his ties to the oil field services company Veco Corp., should resign. Neither he nor his father, also under investigation, have been charged.

"Whether Ben Stevens has done anything wrong or not, he doesn't have the confidence and the trust of Alaskans," Harris said in a prepared statement Wednesday.

"It is clear that Ben does not have the support of our top elected state leadership," Harris said.


Captain Hate

I saw at AoS that Bammers sat through one of Ortega's anti-US rants without exhibiting any sign that he disagreed with any of it. But the funny thing is that when some reporter asked him what he thought about it he said "It was 50 minutes long". When are the idiots in the media going to realize that even though they've faithfully carried Ann Dunham's petulant bastard's water, he really considers them objects of ridicule when they aren't feeding his limitless ego?

pagar
Obama Throws Venezuelans Under The Bus

Obama's warm embrace of Hugo Chavez was worse than his bowing down to the King of Saudi Arabia.

More thoughts on the end of freedom as we know it.

J.M. Heinrichs

This one has a bit of history behind it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD4gWvTXj44&feature=related

Lyrics:
When your singing I'm singing with you liberty
When you cry I cry with you in sorrow
When you suffer I'm praying for you liberty
For your struggles will bring us a new tomorrow
Days of sad darkness and fear must one day crumble
For the force of your kindness and love make them tremble
When you singing I'm singing with you liberty
In the void of your absence I keep searching for you

Who are you dream illusion or just reality
Faith ideal desire revolution
I believe you're the symbol of our humanity
Lighting up the world for eternity

I can see why men die to defend you
Try to guard to protect and attend you
When you sing I'm singing with you liberty
With your tears or your joys I love you
Let us sing and rejoice make our own history
Songs of hope with one voice guide us to victory
Liberty, Liberty

Cheers

Daddy

Clarice,

There was plenty of other stuff they went after Ben Steven's on, and I am sure you will ferret it out as you investigate it. But to my understanding, even after the 6 FBI guys raided Ben's Legislative office, he has still never been charged with anything by the Fed's, so when I saw this blip across the radar screen this morning, and then already disappear from the headlines into the hidden links that nobody would ever notice unless they were intentionally searching for it (like me), I decided to post it. At the time, it seemed that all that Ben Steven's corruption investigation was ultimately primarily intended to lead to catching the big fish, Ted Stevens. So in my opinion all that negative corruption publicity was part of why local folks were resigned to thinking Ted was corrupt and not worth going to bat for.

clarice

Thanks, Daddy. I suspect that was all true and state and federal authorities were working hand in glove, but I just noted that even the Stevens' are entitled to be free from prosecution for allegedly violating non-existent laws. (Isn't this the same stunt they pulled on DeLay--investigating him for violating a law not yet on the books?)

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