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April 20, 2007

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PeterUK.

That Kissinger,what a card,this is his second war,obviously going for a hat trick.

Lew Clark

I was going to start with OT, but this is an open thread, so you can't be OT. Right?

Headline today "Moveon Org to run ads condemning McCain for bomb Iran joke." Apparently McCain, when asked what to do about Iran did a parody of the Beach Boys "Barbara Ann". "Bomb, bomb, bomb - bomb, bomb Iran" First, he didn't invent that, it's been around a long time. Second anyone who doesn't think "bomb Iran" to the tune of "Barbara Ann" isn't funny, has no sense of humor. Third, McCain isn't real high on my list, but if Moveon Org is attacking him, he has moved up significantly.

Enlightened

Uh - Henry Kissinger? Cut and Run Kissinger?

I'm trying to decide why the opinion of a 84 year-old cut and runner that helped ochestrate the deaths of millions of Cambodians is making DEMO so orgasmic.

Oh wait. I forgot. The left orgasmz over millions of deaths, not just thousands. We've a ways to go then before they truly reach nirvana. Go Henry go!

Dan S

No, PUK, JFK has cornered the hat trick!

PeterUK.

"the majority of Americans in this country believe. The U.S. cannot win the war in Iraq."

There we go again ,policy by opinion poll and mystic belief.
Would be nice if Reid had waited for the troops to come home rather than encouraging their murder.

Dan S

Lew,

The best part of the McCain incident is when he was asked about the criticism, he said some people should get a life, it was a joke.

Yeah, I have real problems with him on some issues (like, first amendment!), but he's earning points with me even so.

SunnyDay

Reid needs to go. Even his people in Nevada say he's wrong.

How about an apology and resignation? And give back that dirty money, Senator Reid.

topsecretk9

DEMO's article is fresh news...it was published in Sept. 2006


VFW Urges Reid to Stop Defeatist Rhetoric
PR Newswire (press release), NY - 40 minutes ago

-- Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander-in-Chief Gary Kurpius is urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to stop his defeatist rhetoric because of the negative impact it is having on the morale of American forces and their families.

"Senator Reid claims to be a legislator who knows how to compromise, but his repeated comments are having an extremely negative impact on our troops, their families and our allies around the world," said Kurpius, aVietnam veteran from Anchorage, Alaska.

"You can't support the troops without supporting what it is they do,which in a combat zone means the mission, the mission, the mission," hesaid.

Kurpius said his Vietnam generation was blamed for losing their warbecause of politicians in Washington who wouldn't let the generals begenerals."

"The senator would have us repeat history again and have America known for the rest of the 21st century as a nation that can't finish what itstarts. He would have this new generation of warriors come home to a nationthat -- regardless of all the 'Support the Troops' decals and political speeches -- only loves winners. And he would have us quit on our troops,even though they haven't quit on us or their mission in Iraq."

Kurpius said that America has new leadership in the Pentagon and on theground in Iraq with a new plan that is starting to show signs of success.

"Despite what the senator thinks, our commanders have faith that theongoing surge will prove to be the final key that the Iraqis need to secure their own country. Our patience is not unlimited, but if our troops havefaith, the VFW has faith, and so should America," he said.

Kurpius said that those who have served in harm's way know that goodmorale comes from knowing that your country and family supports you and themission you perform. He also said that no matter how Senator Reid attemptsto frame or assuage his comments, he is destroying troop morale with hisdefeatist talk and his insistence to cut troop funding.

"We all want the war to end, but how it ends is very important to thisgeneration of servicemen and women, and to future generations of Americanswho may choose to serve their nation in uniform," he said.

"This issue isn't Democratic or Republican, it's about American men andwomen who we sent to war and now some want to pull back before they finishtheir job," he said.

"The time to debate the war is not in front of a microphone making irresponsible statements, and it's certainly not in the funding bill that keeps our troops alive. If our troops need funds, it is the responsibility of Congress to provide them the money. Debate the war elsewhere."

http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/04-20-2007/0004570412&EDATE=

DEMO

Ultimately, Bush will be judge for the failure in Iraq.

Enlightened

Keep stroking yourself there DEMO, I mean spartacvs, I mean Pete, I mean Semanticleo.

Y'all got your marching orders today from the mothership - we get it. It's Friday, "let's try our best to jerk-off the public before they all go away for the weekend."

Harry Reid is furiously backpedaling. And now he's delegated his staff to clean up his mess. And then he'll say "I don't recall" when asked why he delegated underlings to the job. What incompetance. He will be forced to resign by June 2007.


Enlightened

Ultimately, Harry Reid is being judged right now over his abject failure as a Smart, Tough Democratic worm.

Rick Ballard

"And give back that dirty money, Senator Reid."

Hey, Dingy Harry is no Indian taker. He won't give it back anymore than Speaker StarKist would make her minimum wage bill apply to any of her husbands interests.

Next you'll be asking that DiFi disgorge some of the loot from her abuse of awards to companies controlled by her husband.

That's just not the Democrat way, Sunny Day. It never has been and it never will be.

When they sell out - it's for keeps. Ask al Queada if you don't believe me.

clarice

Ah, Dan S you caught that Lewis piece. I spotted it and was about to post it. It was you, wasn't it, who proposed yesterday that we had to ban English majors to save the kids.

PeterUK.

"Ultimately, Bush will be judge for the failure in Iraq."

Of course Bush will be the judge,he is the president.

During the Vietnam war,I thought the anti-war were protesting on a matter of principle.It now emerges that many were communist financed.that a serving junior officer,John F. Kerry met with the Vietcong in Paris.
It also seems that there were financial deals also.
So the question is,who are today's anti-war activists> Do they have real estate options?

Specter

And Hair Cut Boy's back-pedaling continues

“It’s a ridiculous amount of money for a haircut,” Edwards told reporters after a campaign stop on Adel’s town square. “I’m actually embarrassed by it.

“This guy had to come to where I was to get a haircut. I knew it’d be expensive. I didn’t know it would be that expensive. Hopefully I’ll have enough sense not to do that again.”

Edwards rejected the notion that his haircuts don’t jibe with his campaign message. He spent Friday touting a plan for rural recovery that calls for helping small farmers and business owners.

“It doesn’t change who I am, what I believe in,” Edwards said. “My whole life has been spent standing up for people who have no voice, and I’ll do that as long as I’m alive.”

Edwards joked about the haircut fallout during his talk to 150 voters. He said his personal story is an example of why people want to come to America.

“They want to come here because people like me ... the son of a mill worker ... can now be running for president and paying $400 for a haircut,” Edwards said to loud laughter.

Sounds like Bill getting a haircut at an airport and tying up traffic, yes?

clarice

And that 26k sq ft house just showed up on his doorstep, did it?

DEMO

"He's our No. 1 crime fighter"

Q Does the President ever get tired of having to express his full confidence in the people around him these days?

MS. PERINO: When you're President of the United States and you have this many folks that you are employing, it's a pretty small number that he's had to express full confidence in. All of us who serve at the pleasure of the President, if the moment he doesn't have full confidence in you, you no longer work for him. And we all take that very seriously.

Specter

LOL...maybe he could offer tea and haircuts to his neighbor?

PeterUK.

"Edwards rejected the notion that his haircuts don’t jibe with his campaign message. He spent Friday touting a plan for rural recovery that calls for helping small farmers and business owners."

Beat your ploughshares in to hair clippers,convert the farm into a Wellness Spa.
"Every man a hairdresser"

Enlightened

I guess some people didn't see Bush's resounding vote of confidence for AG yesterday after he testified.

Ya gotta wonder what the mothership is feeding the dingalings.

PeterUK.

I don't think Harry Reid should resign,in days gone by when men were gentlemen,retiring to the billiard room with a pearl handled revolver was the only course open to treachery of this magnitude.

PeterUK.

"Ya gotta wonder what the mothership is feeding the dingalings"

Demo,sferris,pete et al,Iran via San Francisco.

Dan S

I plead guilty, Clarice.

My argument was more from measurable ends than a look at the cirricula these days, though. I am in agreement with him on his points, however. When I went back to school, then went on for my AM at Chicago, I was mostly appalled at what passes for English Studies. The bright spots were the old curmudgeons, mostly.

I was thinking about things from Lewis's perspective before I saw his article, and was thinking of doing something on the potential dangers of too much critical theory, especially multiple comflicting theories. I really think that we don't understand how insidious that sort of thought can be on life qua life. It's no wonder to me how disconnected the academy is from "real life" these days. They look at it through stained-glass contact lenses, which not only cast it in different shades, but also warp it depending on the bevel of the specific pane they happen to focus through.

And that's leaving out the sheer mass of nihilistic themes that predominate. If all you watch/read/hear is dark and hopeless, how long can you manage to keep an optimistic, hopeful and productive attitude about life? Doesn't modern psychological studies have something to say about that? Wouldn't more balance be healthier?

I do think it's well within the possible realm that our dear shooter's choice of major did not give him any help in avoiding his slide into his terminal state. It probably exacerbated it. Maybe English majors should have a warning label: Not recommended for those without a solid grip on reality and a firm frame of reference on what is good and evil, right and wrong.

Err, I suppose that would be the same as banning the majors these days.


Rick Ballard

"Ya gotta wonder what the mothership is feeding the dingalings."

Let's be delicate about it and call it "mushroom food" -considering the darkness of their environment. After all these are folks who refer to the light on a sigmoidoscope as a "reading lamp".

Enlightened

Rick - I see a furious dash to google "sigmoidoscope". Priceless.

Jane

What I love is the confusion Harry reid causes. The moonbats want us to lose the war so like Ferret they love when their "leaders" say that stuf. But they don't want the fact that they are traitors rooting for the enemy to be too apparent, so they have to pretend to backtrack. It's amazing to watch.

Dan S

I guessed from context, and googled it to see if I was right.

I was. :)

clarice

Dan S, I just came back from a lunch with friends one of whose husband had once dreamed of being a professor. He got hie PhD in history but went into writing and political consulting instead. He had been a guest speaker at a small Northeastern college of note last week and it took him 3 days to recover--He'd just had a look at what his life would have been like and almost fainted from shock.)

Specter

Google? Awww...just look it up in your Funk and Wagnall's...LOL

PeterUK.

Mr Ballard,
Did you know that it is possible to purchase one of those instruments for as little as $799.00.It is probably the cheapness which encourages the introspection of the left.

DEMO

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, after conveying his belief that history will be kind to him, named all U.S. historians "enemy combatants" and had them arrested. President Bush, in a statement to the press, said, "We have to stop these terrerists frum attacking Americuh. You can't negotiate with these people. You can't have a treaty with these people. We're now fighting a 'War on Historians.' I've got to protect Americuh frum these dangerus peeple. I am now annun... anown... innounc... tellin' ya' about a new position I've created to deal with these kinds of terrerists. Today, I'm appointing a History Czar. My good buddy, Alberto will start the new position as soon as he steps down frum his current position. His first job will be to set the record straight. We WON the War on Iraq and brought the terrerists to justice."

Reporters declined to remark to the president, fearing that they, too, would be labeled enemy combatants.

PeterUK.

"Reporters declined to remark to the president, fearing that they, too, would be labeled enemy combatants".

They are enemy combatants.

Daddy

Just a reminder that of the 88 Duke Professors who damned the Lacross players as guilty with zero evidence, 85 were Liberal Arts Professors and only 3 were in the hard sciences. KC Johnson of the wonderful Durham Wonderland blog has been keeping track of this for quite a while, and a sickening roster of the courses they teach is also available on his website.

Dan S

Yeah, Daddy, I saw that. I'm not sure English is the worst, by any means. I cringe at most of the concentrations that end with "studies."

It's not all bad though, just the ratio of signal to noise is terribly low. And some people think the internet is bad...

Barry

DEMO:
"We WON the War on Iraq and brought the terrerists to justice."

Murtha:
"I am proud of these troops and what they have done," said Murtha, D-Pa. "They won the war and the mission was accomplished.

Godd News from the left.

Barry

Ah, Godd is Good.

PeterUK.

DEMO

WO Orders Probe of Wolfowitz

The World Bank's board of directors said in a statement today that it has ordered an ad hoc group of board members to "urgently" conduct a far-reaching investigation into problems raised by bank president Paul D. Wolfowitz's involvement in arranging a compensation and promotions package for his companion, a bank employee. The board did not set a timeframe on the committee's deliberations.

Rick Ballard

"It is probably the cheapness which encourages the introspection of the left."

What instrument could be better suited to proving that the output of the left is not eructive in nature but rather the end result of deep peristaltic thought?

It's just additional proof that progressives are fundamentally different from normal the rest of us.

PeterUK.

Mr Ballard,
I realised that when I noted the device I mentioned has video capability.Whereas normal families show holiday pictures wedding and their children,one hesitates to visit a liberal.

clarice

PUK is an evil evil man.

Cecil Turner

I'm not sure English is the worst, by any means. I cringe at most of the concentrations that end with "studies."

I think the evidence bears that out, at least in the Duke case:

Wednesday’s letter was signed by 87 members of Duke’s faculty, including 90 percent of the African and African American studies department, 60 percent of the women’s studies and a third of the English department.
And:
Of the permanent signatories, 58—an astonishing 84.1 percent—describe their research interests as related to race, class, or gender (or all three)
The other extreme:
The The 69 permanent faculty signatories included only two professors in math, just one in the hard sciences, and zero in law.

Cecil Turner

PUK is an evil evil man.

Yeah, he fits right in. And speaking of videos, the one of Edwards primping bears repeating, for those who might've missed it. ("I feel pretty, oh so pretty . . .")

Syl

from Cecil's quote at 11:17:

But they [the Iraqis] do know that if they help us, they are noticed by terrorists and extremists. They decide to help us if they think we can protect them from those terrorists. They tell us where caches of weapons are hidden. They call and report small groups of men who are strangers to the neighborhood, men that look the same to us, but are obvious to them as a foreign suicide cell.

The individuals giving us tips in Iraq about the bad guys are the key to winning against al Qaeda and the insurgency. This is Counterinsurgency 101.

Though we were getting some tips and help in certain areas, it took literally years for the Iraqi people to trust us enough to protect them so they could feel free to tell us where the weapons caches and bad guys are located.

The car and suicide bombings that create the frightening numbers of Iraqi civilian casualties are al Qaeda but that in itself is not enough to cause Iraqi individuals to stick their necks out to help us. They have to feel they are safe from reprisals.

Any fear that we will give up and abandon them will reverse the current climate of openness.

It's all about TRUST and individual Iraqis. It's not about sunni vs shia for neither wishes to have a Taliban-like regime imposed upon them. Sunni vs shia can have a political solution but al Qaeda vs all Iraqis requires a military one.

Declaring the 'war lost', demanding withdrawal, ignoring al Qaeda and blaming everything on an 'insurgency' will cause Iraqis and the entire middle east, in fact the entire muslim world, to lose TRUST in America and will only embolden al Qaeda.

Individual Iraqis. Individual al Qaeda members. They are all affected by the Democrats words and actions. Iraqis will hide and stop helping us. al Qaeda will plan and execute more and more lethal mass-casualty attacks in the belief they are winning and causing the Americans to abandon the mission. Reid's words become a self-fulfilling prophecy!

And the anti-sanity anti-Iraqi demo cheers.


PeterUK.

Clarice,
I prefer to think of it as "Pure Evil",much easier to market in these health conscious days.

PeterUK.

"al Qaeda will plan and execute more and more lethal mass-casualty attacks in the belief they are winning and causing the Americans to abandon the mission. Reid's words become a self-fulfilling prophecy!"

They already have It was benevolent of Harry Reid to punctuate this heinous atrocity by handing over America's sword and shield.

As an aside car bombing is both a speciality of al Qaeda and Hezbollah.

PeterUK.

The wonderous thing about the Edwards video,is that he doesn't look any different at the end.Well he looks a complete prat,but what a futile and vain procedure.

clarice

100% pure evil and carbon neutral, PUK.

clarice

I blame Bush for VT and today's kerfuffle at NASA--it's all a plot to bury Waxman and Schumers' circuses and keep Rove in office.

Maybeex

“It doesn’t change who I am, what I believe in,” Edwards said. “My whole life has been spent standing up for people who have no voice, and I’ll do that as long as I’m alive.”

That's fine. I'm willing to give voice to people, it's free.
I also am fine with people in general that can pay $400 for a really fantastic haircut.
I just worry that someone that can pay $400 for a haircut has lost sight of how hard the rest of us work for our money while he devises some plan to give our tax dollars to those with no "voice".

BTW, Didn't he get two $400 haircuts? So the guy surprised him the first time, but the second time...?
and he's also now said it was paid for out of campaign dollars by mistake.
He can't even manage his beauty budget honestly.

clarice

I blame us all--the attraction to good looks gives us idiot, over paid newsies and preposterous well-coffed and expertly made up and dressed pols. We are all guilty. Again.

PeterUK.

Yes Clarice,
"100% pure evil and carbon neutral".

There is a range of "Pure Evil"(©)toiletries and aromas,troll repelling aftershave and hair gel.


"Pure Evil" a wholly owned subsidiary of "Pure Evil International Inc"

SunnyDay

clarice, I apologize.

SunnyDay

PUK, I think you have a winner! Better than Bedhead.

Maybeex

While we may be attracted to good looks, who really is attracted to political/newsie hair? Honestly, it is a cultural phenomenon like the Pai Dong Long Neck People.

I take no responsibility for Edwards choice of haircuts. That is no $400 haircut, and the poor results per dollar are typical of many government programs.
Sally Hershberger is out there, John Edwards.

clarice

PUK, we'll get the guy who did Calvin Klein's Obsession ads to do the Pure Evil ones. Sunny Day, apology accepted, As soon as the Pure Evil ship comes in, you get a free cruise on it.

Rick Ballard

I'd like to apologize 7,181 times. That's once for every bachelors degree granted in ethnic, cultural, and gender studies in '04. I'm very, very sorry that even one such degree was granted.

What the hell do you do with that degree?

Demand apologies, I suppose.

Sara

HARRY REID SHOULD RESIGN

clarice

As far as I can tell you get a job collecting money for PIRG and pestering me to give it to you. Or you intern at CREW or Media Matters or otherwise provide slave labor for the left while your parents continue to support you. If you're very pretty and lucky you become arm candy of a rich man and buy a subscription to Vanity Fair so you can find out which $1,000 pairs of shoes to buy, what jewelry is "in" and how dreadful the rotten, polluting capitalist patriarchy is.

PeterUK.

Clarice,
Time for the slogan competition.
"Are you man enough to wear "Pure Evil".
Should weed out the Edwards and the Kerrys.

clarice

Heh--But that is so sexist!

"In a world of adulterated evil, stand out!"

Maybeex

What the hell do you do with that degree?
Demand apologies, I suppose.

Heh.
The studies majors also provide a unique voice on the expense of a university education and the difficulty of finding a well-paying job even after receiving one's degree. As a studies major, one's solution is generally to agitate for tax-payer funded college education.

PeterUK.

Clarice,
I prefer,

"Are you man enough for a Pure Evil woman?"

Should get rid of the "will she muss my hair brigade?".

Maybeex

"Are you man enough for a Pure Evil woman?"

Hmmm...Teresa Heinz Kerry.
And while I can't call her evil, Elizabeth Edwards is no America's sweetheart.

PeterUK.

Maybee,
That was Eua de Moolah,strictly no touching.

SunnyDay

Why not the softer side of pure evil? the $1,200 hairspray - touchable evil. muss it. it springs back - pure evil.

PeterUK.

EAU!

SunnyDay

Could this be Edwards' macacca moment?

PeterUK.

Sunny Day,
So you noticed our little experiment with Edwards?
Guess who we used the non-stick toupee tape on?

clarice

Oh!

PeterUK.

Sunny Day,
So you noticed our little experiment with Edwards?
Guess who we used the non-stick toupee tape on?

Jane

Could this be Edwards' macacca moment?

The democrats don't really have macacca moments. The media isn't really interested in their screw-ups. No word about Feinstien's misappropriations, Wm Jefferson's cold cash, Harry Reid's bribes from Abromoff - not worthy of report. Besides that all pales compared to the mounting evidence that Gonzales did nothing wrong, and Scooter Libby's outing of a covert agent.

Barry

From DEMO's Washington Post link:

"Before he assumed the presidency in June 2005, Wolfowitz offered to recuse himself from personnel decisions concerning Shaha Riza, but not "professional contact" with her in her job as a communications expert in the Middle East department. The board's ethics committee rejected the offer, saying that staff regulations required her to leave the bank, at least during his tenure. It instructed Wolfowitz to arrange a departure package for her with the personnel department, including a one-step promotion and one-time raise."

I'll break it down for you demo. Wolfowitz tried to say out of any decisions concerning his long time friend. The BOARD rejected that and instructed Wolfowitz to arrange the package.

World Bank Board Decides to Investigate Itself

Enlightened

OMG, I never saw the I Feel Pretty video. That is hilarious. Priceless. That video epitomizes the Pink Sapphire - his hair even looks pink-ish.

Oh yeah - I want that guy for my CIC.

Almost time to open the bar.....

Sara

The Axis Of Embarrassment

All I can say is YIKES! This is not good at all.

lurker9876

Hey, gang, I was onsite at JSC in a building that's 200 yards from Building 44. All buildings onsite went into lockdown status until NASA determined that this incident was isolated. They began letting people go but only on specitic routes. Those people that parked their car in the big parking lot adjacent to Buidling 44 were still in lockdown and NASA wasn't letting people enter the campus. Yes, the entire campus is enclosed with high hurricane fence.

lurker9876

And link to the comment Murtha made:

Murtha: "I am proud of these troops and what they have done," said Murtha, D-Pa. "They won the war and the mission was accomplished.
Maybeex

lurker- what's JSC? What's Building 44?

DEMO

Barry,

Wolfowitz was very generous:

"It instructed Wolfowitz to arrange a departure package for her with the personnel department, including a one-step promotion and one-time raise."

"Wolfowitz subsequently wrote the details of her compensation himself and directed the personnel manager to implement them. They included a promotion in grade and salary increase, plus a guaranteed rate of increase for each of the next five years and another promotion on her return, pending approval by a personnel panel acceptable to her."

clarice

Sara, I checked around because I have great regard for Melanie Phillips. People who have spent a great deal of time on this don't believe that story.

lurker9876

Johnson Space Center. It's been on the news this afternoon since 1:40 CST. Building 44 is one of the buildings located onsite at NASA JSC. An employee of Jacobs Engineering (who won the SEAT contract from Lockeed-Martin) from Tennessee brought a gun into Building 44, duct taped a female hostage, shot a male hostage, then shot himself. Rumor is it that this gunman was an older man.

lurker9876

Regarding David Garbutz, think some people did not want to open up that bunker in the event that there are no WMDs.

Rick Ballard

From James Taranto at Opinion Journal:

Latter-Day Copperhead

"I believe . . . that this war is lost, and this surge is not accomplishing anything, as is shown by the extreme violence in Iraq this week."--Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, April 19, 2007


"Resolved, that this convention does explicitly declare, as the sense of the American people, that after four years of failure to restore the Union by the experiment of war, during which, under the pretence of military necessity, or war power higher than the Constitution, the Constitution itself has been disregarded in every part, and public liberty and private right alike trodden down, and the material prosperity of the country essentially impaired, justice, humanity, liberty, and the public welfare demand that immediate efforts be made for a cessation of hostilities, with a view to an ultimate convention of the States or other peaceable means, to the end that at the earliest practicable moment peace may be restored on the basis of the federal Union of the States."--1864 Democratic platform

Traitors then, traitors now - and, as always, firmly on the side of tyranny.

lurker9876

Wanna joke? Try this:

--Go to Google.com


--Click on Maps


--Click on get Directions


--From New York, New York


--To Paris, France


--Make sure you read line # 24.

lurker9876

And do read Crotchety Old Bastard's letter.

clarice

Rick, I thought of you when I read that bit by Taranto.

Barry

DEMO, what can I say. Wolfowitz is a generous guy. He was ordered to put the package together. Period. You want a stingy bastard running the world bank?

SunnyDay

PUK - HAHAHAHAHA!! - tape

jane - my bad. I forgot about that part. :(

Sara

Clarice: I remember seeing earlier reports on the same story months ago. I thought the issue was resolved in the way you say. But here it is being revived and this makes me wonder.

clarice

I am agnostic about it, Sara. I trust the person who questioned it.

Maybeex

Just a few hours until we find out if we get a new thread tomorrow, or if we need to go back to the previous Saturday Open Thread.

Thread Herder better be on his toes.

clarice

Herder is too busy giving interviews at Spagos tonight. I do think fame is going to his head.

Daddy

Much A-Doo About Nothing!

That Edwards hair video is unbelievable. Imagine if Reagan had had Gorbachev's ugly ketchup stained pate and Gorby had had Ronny's manly mane. This would be one heck of a different planet, as the Press would never have let the Soviet Union go down the toilet coifed like a Movie Star. Thank God for Ronnie's lustrous locks!

But I'm worn out from hearing such judgementalism from you folks, and am instead now going to sit down with my little Zoey and watch The Thomas the Tank Engine Movie, starring Alec Baldwin as the hero and train conductor of Shining Time Station. After Alec teaches me how to treat everyone (especially kids) with dignitiy and love and respect, I'll get back to you "rude pigs".

hoosierhoops

whew..after about 30 min. i finally got all registered here at just one minute..( I got stuck on the 1 line bio on my profile, How many times do you describe your essence in 1 line? ya I know, I kept deleting that one line, still not done)
But that's besides the point..
DEMO:
I had some thoughts about your post about 45 minutes ago..but got sidelined..see above.
Before I take issue with you or any other of the folks that post here..such as PeterUK or hit&run(H&R you are a fricking genius.call Leno )
I think some of the hot button issues about Iraq and the 'war'. Support the troops sounds and impacts us like few words can, using that phrase politically to paint those that want our boys home as turn coats i believe can really cloud the landscape.
I honesty have mixed emotions about the war but even greater discomfort with the progress and vision of Bush. I didn't vote for him but after 9-11 stood tall with our elected president. I believe he has blown it since around 2003. Sorry, but I never thought we needed to start WW3 in the middle East. Those are my opinions about Iraq.
Hope you guys welcome me to your site and not rip me limb to limb in your responses.


topsecretk9

Posted by: hoosierhoops

Welcome ...you can see that JOMer enter them all into the fold - it's the disingenuous (or hired) that get ripped to shreds.

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I am going to take a bit of issue with Clarice on the WMD reporting - I do think it would be in our best interest to NOT make public any WMD find (or that will be or could be found -- maybe that was their mistake -- listening to the likes of Valerie Plame -snap "slam dunk" analysis that it would be there vs. it won't be there when we go to get it)

Anyways - buearacray and gov't workers - many very good - far too many remind us why the stereotype description illicit annoyed nods and eyerolls. incompetence in gov't is not a Bush phenomenon -- which they've tried so hard to be pretend is the case and by they way they were so stupid to be duped by.

Dems said there was WMD and it was a threat far before Bush was president. Liars then? Or now?

topsecretk9

how odd...

Mia Farrow replaces Valerie Plame Wilson Posted by From The Republican Newsroom April 20, 2007 12:04PM By ANNE-GERARD FLYNN aflynn@repub.com

Award-winning actress and United Nation Children's Fund Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow will speak in place of former CIA covert operations officer Valerie Plame Wilson at Bay Path College's 12th Annual Women's Professional Development Conference on April 27 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield.

"We were very lucky. She has been in the news recently speaking about Darfur and other areas of Africa both nationally and internationally," Kathleen M. Wroblewski, Bay Path's director of communications and marketing, said of the Longmeadow college's efforts to secure Farrow as a speaker.

Wroblewski said Bay Path had been informed earlier this week by a spokesman for Wilson that she would be unable to speak at the conference.

Wroblewski said she believed that the cancellation was related to the recent federal trial in Washington, D.C. in which the high ranking Bush administration official, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, was convicted on accounts of perjury, obstruction of justice and making false statements. The case revolved around the outing of the identity of Wilson as a CIA operative.

Wilson and her husband, retired U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson, have filed a suit seeking civil damages in the case.
"My understanding is that she canceled not just at Bay Path but all her speaking engagements but we are going to try to get her at a later date," Wroblewski said...

http://blog.masslive.com/breakingnews/2007/04/mia_farrow_replaces_valerie_pl.html

topsecretk9

April 20, 2007 12:04PM :

Wroblewski said Bay Path had been informed earlier this week by a spokesman for Wilson that she would be unable to speak at the conference.

Wroblewski said she believed that the cancellation was related to the recent federal trial in Washington, D.C. in which the high ranking Bush administration official, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, was convicted on accounts of perjury, obstruction of justice and making false statements. The case revolved around the outing of the identity of Wilson as a CIA operative.

Wilson and her husband, retired U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson, have filed a suit seeking civil damages in the case.
"My understanding is that she canceled not just at Bay Path but all her speaking engagements but we are going to try to get her at a later date," Wroblewski said...

Jane

That is weird. I wonder if it has to do with the civil suit.

PeterUK.

Jane,
It wouldn't look good suing for loss of job and reputation,if she was getting a lot of paying gigs out of it.

Rick Ballard

"Sorry, but I never thought we needed to start WW3 in the middle East."

You're certainly not alone in not thinking. It's a shame that you couldn't have met with bin Laden in order to dissuade al Queada from launching an attack on the US on 9/11. Perhaps if you had been able to get to him even earlier you might have convinced him to not not issue his fatwa in 1996 outlining his apologia for war.

Probably not though. He proceeded with his plan on the basis that he need not concern himself with those arguing from the supine position. He wasn't a truly stupid man - he recognized that a fair portion of the people in the US lacked a spine and that many of them held public office. He just miscalculated as to the total number.

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