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April 18, 2008



Well if I understand it correctly, the party of Inclusion now views

(1) Geraldine Ferraro, former Dem VP Candidate as a racist, right wing stooge, and
(2) Joe Lieberman, former Dem VP Candidate as war-mongering, right wing stooge,
so it seems natural to me that this is just the beginning of their effort to turn
(3) Al Gore, former Dem VP Candidate, into another right wing stooge, and all we're doing now is simply watching the first salvos in them trying to figure out which appropriate Neo-con adjective to hang around his neck.

JM Hanes

"As a candidate, [Gore] tried to run without attacking Bush"

It's a good thing lefties have no funny bones, because Stoller would have fallen out of his chair laughing when he wrote that. I still remember Gore's first official campaign speech; he actually called Republicans "evil." The new politics of hope mean never having to say -- or hear -- "Republican" again.

Scott Meyer

A little off topic, so forgive me, but your mention of the now-infamous stereotype prompts me to mention a recent development.

Hold your nose and call up a 17 April 2008 New York Times article by Larry M. Bartels ("Who's Bitter Now?"). According to a 2004 study, Obama's "detailed and vivid account of the political sociology of the American electorate" ... "is wrong on virtually every count."

Hold your nose again and call up an 18 April 2008 New York Times article by Paul Krugman ("Clinging to a Stereotype"). Krugman, a leftward-leaning columnist, cites Bartels's article favorably after beginning the article with the money quote:
"Mr. Obama's comments combined assertions about economics, sociology and voting behavior. In each case, his assertion was mostly if not entirely wrong."

The point of the exercise is that in the aftermath of Bittergate, many in the media and in Obama's camp have said that Obama merely said what we all "know" to be true. But the problem with it is that other than being able to find some frustrated people, Obama's stereotype is totally false. He should be crucified for the stereotype in the first instance and then crucified for the incorrect intellectual support for it in the second place.

In short, the Ivy League egghead is wrong on the substance. So tell him and his supporters to put that in their pipes and smoke it.


It could be that Gore agrees with Other Danube about the writing on the wall, and he wants a friendly relationship with the next Prez.

Kimo Savvy

Don't buy nuttin from no baby killing chinuts!!!

Rhonda Fleming

3 years ago May 11, 2005 is the day the nightmare began for my only brother and family, when he was found executed 3 weeks before retiring from IBM in Durham NC. Words cannot begin to express the agony knowing he was not only beaten then executed, his body parts stolen, then what was "left" of him burned like an animal. No horror movie or nightmare could compare to the grisly reality that has touched not only my family, but many others as well!

Crimes against humanity exist 24/7 in every part of our globe, meanwhile our government not only knows and condones, it also participates in! I NEVER would have any clue of these awful truths had we not experienced and witnessed them, and is why I have gone public from right after my brother was killed, promised him, God, our mother, and others who too have been slain by hired hit men whom many are killed is by our own police. Murders, drugs, prostitution, sexual slavery, kidnapping, numerous crimes ending with trafficking of human organs, dead or alive.

There are reports by our own Government Accounting Office for many years telling the rise in this heinous reality, yet media will not touch it, and few are willing to come forward to expose because it is a "business" making billions of dollars to our broken country from the blood and souls of "strangers."

The global demand and profit by far exceeds any other criminal act where a kidney alone can fetch a million dollars. Half of India's population exists with only one, sold so they could live?! Where is the irony here?! Looking the other way only lets evil win, and these are truths that MUST be exposed!

I am personally begging whomever reads this to write to the Governor, and US Courts, and request action be taken to re-open my brother's death, and to help save lives! I alone cannot stop the endless cases of rape and slaughter, but "United" we can let our Government know that "WE" the people have rights, and acknowledge what is going on in again, not just our nation, but globally!

I know "The Powers That Be" do NOT want these horrific TRUTHS to see the light of day, and have been personally threatened with death. This is why I have gone public from the beginning, and have suffered and learned too much to look away and do nothing! I want JUSTICE for my most beloved brother, who was such an integral center of our family that has been completely destroyed. Nothing will bring Jack, or any of the innocents, but going public and yelling from the rooftops can start a chain of events that will lead to change and become aware of what is REALLY going on in our OWN Government! You will be not only shocked, you will be speechless!

I only wished what I am saying was a lie and a bad dream, but the reality is the brutal truth, and no words to describe the torment and rage that we all are indeed worth more dead than alive. PLEASE read the following links, and PLEASE write to the US Court on behalf of my family, so that we can finally have the TRUTH, JUSTICE, and RIGHTS that WE have as CITIZENS!

Rhonda Fleming
Cleveland, Ohio
[email protected]

Sister of my dearest friend Allen Jackson Croft Jr, who was found executed May 11, 2005 under a trestle in Durham North Carolina. He lived at 106 Carlion in Durham, and was only 3 weeks from retiring when he was "suddenly" found executed and "staged" to look like a suicide. Law Enforcement have fought us, threatened to charge me for harassment, neglected countless requests to every department and official in the state, and in Washington, and have been left like a dog chasing it's own tail, and enough is enough! They CANNOT be ALLOWED to get away with what they did to him, and others, and as long as I have breath in my body I will NEVER give in until there is JUSTICE FOR JACK!

Please write to: Federal Circuit Clerk/Executive

Street Address:
Howard T. Markey National
Courts Bldg
717 Madison Place, N.W.
Washington, DC 20439
Phone: 202-633-6550
Internet Web Site:
The address for all correspondence is:
You may contact the Governor's Office by sending a letter to Governor Easley,
by e-mailing the Governor's Office or by calling the Governor's Office at:
1-800-662-7952 valid in North Carolina only
(919)733-4240, or (919)733-5811.

Governor Michael F. Easley
Office of the Governor
20301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-0301

Fax: (919)715-3175 or (919)733-2120

Charlie (Colorado)

This is more or less the thing that bothers me about Obama; it's hard to put a finger on any one thing he says, but the overall thrust of hiw speeches --- "change", "hope", the somewhat Messianic way her presents himself, and his continuing calls for the nation to "unite" --- semm to me to be literally and nearly explicitly Fascist. This includes a really strong sense, to me, that "unity" means "unite behind Obama and do what he's telling you." Goes with the elitist thing too.

Haven't figured out how to make an argument for it, but there it is.

Charlie (Colorado)

Wow. And I was afraid *I* was gonna sound like a nut.

Danube of Thought

You sounded great to me, Charlie, and I think you've nailed it spot-on.

(Could this correspondent be any relation to the Rhonda Fleming I recall from my youth?)

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