U.S. Officials See Hussein’s Hand in Attacks on Americans in Iraq
You know, it wasn't too long ago that the President and others said the attacks in Iraq were uncoordinated acts of desperate people that were 'dead enders', people that were finally being taken out of the political picture in Iraq.
UM, or maybe its Saddam orchestrating an organized series of attacks on american interests.
i guess we just get to pick, huh president bush? Luckily you are out fundraising for the RACIST VOTE here in MS this week instead of handling your mess in Iraq.
par for the course.
Friday, October 31, 2003
U.S. Officials See Hussein’s Hand in Attacks on Americans in Iraq
Thursday, October 30, 2003
SUPREME COURT CONTROVERSY!
This is rich! from the C-L:
Supreme Court Justice George C. Carlson Jr. testified Wednesday that Justice Chuck McRae's verbal abuse of Chief Justice Ed Pittman was so harsh "I'll go to my grave remembering it."
"But under cross-examination, Carlson admitted he didn't recall a single word McRae said that day."
um. so does that mean justice Carlson is dead? heh.
more to come on this. today there was some EXTRAORDINARY testimony. It seems that the five justices (including the chief justice that accused Justice McRae of improprieties) were meeting before hearings to decide the outcomes. Our Judiciary may soon be shaken to the foundation.
BLACKMON v. TUCK DEBATE TONITE!
Barbara Blackmon and Amy Tuck had their Lt. Gov. debate tonite, live on TV/Radio. i have to say that Barbara Blackmon did the single worst job in a debate i have ever seen. bar none. i'd take Admiral James Stockdale in the 1992 VP debates over this.
Blackmon could not have done worse if she had faked being posessed by Satan in order to avoid answering a question. that would have gone over better than the performance I saw tonite.
I had to quit watching.
Chris Matthews of MSNBC's HARDBALL didn't hold back this week. he stated White House's case for war in Iraq was:
He adds: "(Dick Cheney) is behind it all. The whole neo-conservative power vortex, it all goes through his office. He has become the chief executive ...It's scary."
Describing the Cheney/Bush relationship:
"a man who never read any books, who didn't think too deeply, and they gave him something to think about for the first time in his life,"
The White House officially disagrees with all of this, FYI.
Forbes.com: US jobless claims fall in latest week: The total number of Americans filing initial jobless claims fell by 5,000 last week from a revised 391,000 the previous week, the government said on Thursday, in a sign of a convalescing U.S. job market. First-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits fell to 386,000 in the week ended Oct. 25...
ok, how in the world can you say jobless claims fell when 386,000 new claims were filed again for the first time this week? we didn't ADD jobs. we have MORE people unemployed than last week. just because our freefall slowed down by 2%, doesn't mean anyone from last week got a job. at this rate, we'll have 1 million more people on unemployment in 3 weeks. GO BUSH!
Wednesday, October 29, 2003
Sharpton Calls Dean's Agenda 'Anti-Black' (washingtonpost.com)
OK. great. this helps no one.
Tuesday, October 28, 2003
Monday, October 27, 2003
HIS GUILT CONTROLS HIS ACTIONS
From the article above:
"Cheney is always in Bush's ear, whispering `terrorism, terrorism, terrorism.' He's obsessed."
There’s been many stories about Cheney being more than a little concerned about terrorism...Paranoid being a better way to describe it. Maybe because the greatest terror attack in US history happened on his watch? Maybe he’s fearful of new attacks putting us all at risk? I say that’s possible, but it’s more than that. In the days and weeks after 9/11, Cheney went into hiding. Protective hiding. His whereabouts and presence has been little known and little felt in the 2 years after the attacks.
IT’S THE GUILT
You see, towards the end of the Clinton administration, after the attacks on the U.S.S. Cole, a counter terrorism plan was hatched. It was a major undertaking that was drawn up but not implemented (supposedly) because it would have been dumping a major offensive operation into the lap of an incoming administration. The plans were, however left for Bush and they were ignored. The plans were placed in the corner with no alternative vision implemented. In part I think this was because of the ‘anything but Clinton’ attitude. Over time they finally came around to reviewing the plans and deciding what parts to use themselves. This was the week of 9/11.
Now I’m not saying that they should have known, and I’m not saying that Clinton had the problem solved and 9/11 is all the GOP’s fault. What I am saying is that there was a plan out there and it was ignored. Nothing was done in its stead and then we get 9/11. No matter what, Cheney knows what he didn’t do. He knows that the administration was asleep at the wheel, regardless if he could have changed the outcome of events. For this, he feels guilt. The guilt has transformed into both a paranoia and a zealotry. His paranoid fear of being unprepared has directed him in almost every way since 9/11, but his zealotry in the matter has blinded him to a sensible way about it. As recently as the last 30 days, we have seen him AGAIN connect 9/11 and Saddam. AFTER bush admits there’s no proof. Cheney finds some perverse comfort in this lie–to us and to himself.
He is like a man in shock, curled in the fetal position, rocking back and forth, murmuring to himself some story that brings comfort (even if it’s not reality). This, I believe, is the bitter result for a man that had the responsibility of a nation dumped upon him by an incompetent President and an unconcerned Svengali (Karl Rove). He knew he could beat Iraq. He knew there was money in it. He knew he had to win at something. So we won the war...ignoring the one we need to fight.
New reports show that vital resources were taken from the war on the Al Qaida and aimed at Iraq. The Taliban are now stronger, and its our own fault.
Sunday, October 26, 2003
Fox News Threatened to Sue The Simpsons
They just cannot get enough can they? Once again, Fox News shows how fragile they are by threatening to sue over an episode fo the Simpsons that makes fun of them. funny twist? the Simposons are ON FOX! i guess the best way to teach them(selves) a lesson is to sue them(selves). HAW! that's rich!
Fox let itself off with a warning and said that the Simpsons could no longer use a 'news crawl' at the bottom of the screen, because it might confuse the viewer into thinking they were watching Foxnews.
...Um...since when did FoxNews start broadcasting exclusively as a cartoon, risking this kind of confusion!?! heh.
Well, I've been down so Goddamn long...That it looks like up to me
that's the song i think about when i see this book....or when i wake up. I'm feeling righteously fed up, pissed off, and scrapping for a fight when it comes to politics right now.
The Governor's race is neck and neck and it shouldn't be for about 1000 reasons. Can Haley Barbour coddle enough of the racist-vote to get elected? wait and see!
I'm working with some people from Washington D.C. that may as well certified imbecles. While some of the work they are doing seems fairly good, almost anything that has to do with me seems so short sighted and weak minded, I wonder how they got their jobs or if they ever should get another job again. I’m sure they feel the same way about me, but rest assured, if I ever face the opportunity to work with these people again I will advise anyone within earshot to run away...fast. It’s a brutal sort of ego that will make your plans fail in order to make your resume look good. I’m not used to this sort of political pervert and son, I don’t want to be.
i'm thinking of jumping off this campaign raft and doing my own thing here renegade-style. i'm positive that anything i do without authorization cannot be nearly as bad as following orders. It can't be.
Bush's 'dream team' plagued by infighting, backstabbing
this is interesting. a few notable snips:
One U.S. diplomat, who asked not to be named, recalled what he said was Chinese exasperation over what they perceived as conflicting messages from the administration on North Korea. "We actually don't care what your point of view is. Just have one," he quoted his Chinese counterparts as saying.
This reminds me of some people i knew about 6 or 7 years ago. they hated clinton. they'd ask in mock-shock 'WHAT is his foreign policy? does it exist?'
One U.S. diplomat, who asked not to be named, recalled what he said was Chinese exasperation over what they perceived as conflicting messages from the administration on North Korea. "We actually don't care what your point of view is. Just have one," he quoted his Chinese counterparts as saying.
This reminds me of some people I knew about 6 or 7 years ago. They hated Clinton. They'd ask in mock-shock 'WHAT is his foreign policy? does it exist?' These were Int’l Relations wonks. I don’t see them much anymore, but I have to wonder how well they’d fare with the same questions today.
While many say we are directionless, I have to say that is not true. It seems that there is a policy of “Anything but what was done before.” Especially if “before” has anything to do with Clinton. Unfortunately, this isn’t a true policy, it’s a way running from ideas that aren’t your own and its irresponsible. While there are changes, the past 50 years of International Relations has been tossed. Even early on in this administration, Powell was admonished for saying that some points of policy were being carried over from the Clinton years. Karl Rove won’t have that.
this makes me uncomfortable. It’s not that I mind a differing view, it’s the fact that there seems to be no value produced by the administration’s semi-coherent theories.
2001 Nobel Prize (for economics) winner George Akerlof: "The worst government the US has ever had"
Ah, a student of logic would read this and say "you're using an appeal to authority! that argument is bogus!"
Rockets Hit Baghdad Hotel Where Wolfowitz Staying
It seems that maybe Iraq isn't as secure as we thought (even for those of us that thought it wasn't so secure anyway). the occupation is continuing and that's a failure in and of it self. We should be liberating and we are hardly able to do this because the administration did not have a solution for just who would take over. because of this they can't move on and we cannot move out...this makes us an occupying force, not a liberating force as the bush administration claimed we'd have. the 'wishful thinking' strategy has been a loser for us. its time for our president to get his act together.
Friday, October 24, 2003
Hate Group's chief calls flap over candidate photo 'amusing'
A Local Racist comments on whether Haley Barbour will lose votes by tying himself to the CCC (Council of Conservative Citizens):
"You really think this is going to hurt Haley Barbour? Only naive people think that."
and as a fundamental part of "Haley's Plan" (outlined here earlier), you can see this man is right. Barbour can only win if he hits the lowest, least common denominator among republicans. its sad, and its shameful that he's doing it...but he has to do it. the only way we stop him is to bring out the voters that don't long for the bad ole' days. plain and simple.
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."
--Hunter S. Thompson.
some folks make me want to avoid calling myself a "professional political consultant", which is what i am...sometimes.
I'm working on a project right now. i'm working with people that were in florida during the 2000 debacle. seeing some of these people in action here gives me a new insight on why things happened the way they did down there. I am not at liberty to elaborate on this, but you can best believe i will when that last paycheck is cashed.
Wednesday, October 22, 2003
The Rumsfeld Memo
Well, if you believe Yahoo! and most of the sites online today, you'd see that Donald Rumsfeld wrote a memo questioning our progress in Iraq, as well as in which direction we should go from here. All indications are that he had this document distributed.
BUT...that's not all.
If you read FoxNews, you can see that he's "Livid" over this 'leak'.
So which is it? a leak or something he handed out? mad or not? just like our foreign policy...god only knows what they're doing. i think the leak was so big that the public/press thought it was a release. heh.
Barbour's racist links tar Bush too
Well look at this! its a little more on "Haley's Plan" (to get the racist vote). he's in bed with TODAY's white supremacists and he makes no apologies for it.
why? you ask? because that's his base and that is what will elect him. if he wasn't relying on it, he wouldn't pander to them. it sickens me and makes me sad for all that this state has accomplished without the likes of him.
Haley, you're scum.
I have been feeling a little odd lately. i have chocked it up to these self-imposed heart attacks that we political junkies have about this time of the year, 3 out of every for years (here). you may call them 'election days'.
Most people that know me know that i'm pretty damn optimistic. i'm not always happy, but i always think that i, or someone, can fix what's wrong. its just a matter of knowing what's really wrong and thinking hard enough on how to fix it. that doesn't make it easy, but rather that the means to make it all work just have to be found.
Two days ago, i saw a friend of mine named Morgan Shands. i've know morgan in various ways for 12 years, but i really only count the last 5. we were talking about work after election day and he said "So, what do you want to do?"
"So, what do you want to do?"
Morgan has a tone to let you know what he's asking isn't just chit chat. its a loaded question--if he's on your side. it isn't curiosity. its him saying "what do we need to make happen". i couldn't put a value on how that feels. all i know is that i left the room feeling like any damn thing in the world could happen...and it probably will...and it will be good. damn good.
I have no idea why, but i've been listening to Southern Rock (and Lynyrd Skynyrd in particular) a lot lately.
the Ballad of Curtis Lowe reminds me a lot of when i was a little boy. not really understanding race issues, just understanding what i liked(i was as right then as i am now).
Also been listening to one of my favorite Meloncholy songs: Melissa by the Allman Bros. i'm not down at all actually when i'm listening to that either. go figure.
I snagged this from Michael Moore:
'I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.'
'He has weapons of mass destruction -- the world's deadliest weapons -- which pose a direct threat to the United States, our citizens and our friends and allies.'
now, if both are lies, which is worse?
Tuesday, October 21, 2003
CBS News | Halliburton Gouging In Iraq?
OK, so we were to pay for the rebuilding of Iraq by the OIL that came from the land (i mean, that's what O'Liely told me on the radio)...so, why are we importing Oil? Why is Dick Cheney's old company (wait, still getting paid aren't you dick...i mean CURRENT company) Haliburton getting the contract? why are they charging $1.72 a gallon when we pay less HERE? how about the 71 cents/gallon avg in the middle east? Well we'll get paid back right? think again! Bush plans to veto the Iraq budget if the money going to Iraq is a LOAN rather than just a gift! i mean, god for bid we get paid back by the oil-rich nation.
FOR GOD'S SAKE, DON'T LET ANYTHING STOP THE WAR PROFITEERING!
Monday, October 20, 2003
RECENT BARBARA BUSH QUOTE:
"Why should we hear about body bags and deaths and how many, what day it's going to happen, and how many this or what do you suppose? Oh, I mean, it's, not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?"
UM...i'm not going to comment, as anyone with a pulse can see what's wrong with this and her. interesting tid bit after reading about dear ole barb in Al Franken's new book.
CNN.com - Biloxi (Kentucky, Louisiana and Philadelphia) blues - Oct. 20, 2003
a little CNN coverage for our election. NYTimes too. gotta wonder what the debate will show tonite. more later...
Friday, October 17, 2003
Coverage of Haley Barbour clammering for the racist-vote (washingtonpost.com)
Looks like the Washington Post has a little blurb. I'm suprised the Drudge Report hasn't jumped yet. ...Developing...
HALEY BARBOUR SAYS: Keep me on the racist website
In this Clarion Ledger article Haley Barbour says he won't ask Racist group THE COUNCIL OF CONSERVATIVE CITIZENS to take his photo off their website. Previously Haley claimed not to know anything about the group despite being photographed at their rally with the CCC leadership.
All part of "Haley's Plan" detailed below. He wants all the racist vote he can get his hands on evidently. i have to wonder if he's worried about his support when he's gotta dig every bigot he can find out of the closet.
Thursday, October 16, 2003
Haley's Plan - Haley Barbour, Republican Candidate for Governor in Mississippi
Haley Barbour has a plan for Mississippi. It includes supporting organizations like the CCC (Council of Conservative Citizens). This internationally known organization is an offshoot of the old White Citizens Council which fought integration in the civil rights era. A few years ago, Trent Lott tried to distance himself from the group when his ties became public.
HALEY'S PLAN IS DIFFERENT!
Why on earth would he need the distance? its 2003, and Haley Barbour feels that its safe to coddle such bigots, right? what it is wrong with this picture? The problem is Haley. He has a plan. It's to come back to Mississippi (after being away for DECADES) and try to get votes the old fashion way--by stirring up the bigots and hoping they vote. its HALEY'S PLAN.
The Clarion Ledger asked him about this photo and his ties to the CCC, to which he claimed to be unfamiliar with the CCC. the problem is, there was no follow-up with this. the paper just let it go and no one picked it up.
HE IS LYING. He was at their annual BBQ/Political Rally when the photo was taken showing him standing with the CCC leadership. ANYONE involved in GOP politics in this state knows about the CCC and knows about Blackhawk. Trent Lott had a minor scandal because of his ties to the CCC back when Haley was RNC chair. He doesn't KNOW? well, we know.
HALEY'S PLAN: Exploit the bigot vote.
It is clear Mississippi cannot afford this kind of trash.
Haley, i think we can do better.
Wednesday, October 15, 2003
FOXNews.com - Politics - Clock Ticking for a Hillary Presidential Bid
the Right want her to run so bad it's about to make them cry. "IF ONLY HILLARY WOULD RUN!" they cry to themselves at night. I would go so far as to say that no human on the face of the earth (that could run for president) would be hated more than HC.
i hate to tell you this, but she's not. i don't know if she could win the nomination if she tried. either way, she will not be running this year, so you better get used to it! its almost like there is a vaccume. 3 years go by w/o a Clinton to hate and the right is getting the shakes.
Gred Thielmann (Former Aide) Reveals: Powell Misled Americans:
And the Hits keep on coming. the question is, how much of this can they deflect before some of it finally sticks. The entire adiministration appears to have lied or withheld the truth (we call that lying around here) about Iraq.
(From CBS): The person responsible for analyzing the Iraqi weapons threat for Colin Powell says the Secretary of State misinformed Americans during his speech at the U.N. last winter. Greg Thielmann tells Correspondent Scott Pelley that at the time of Powell’s speech, Iraq didn’t pose an imminent threat to anyone – not even its own neighbors. “…"
NEW KILL BILL FACT ADDED:
in another tip to the seventies, some people are curiously labeled as 'guest stars' as if the movie were such a re-occuring event that some of the stars were regulars and some were guests. this was somewhat common in the 70s, and i've never understood why, especially in light of the fact that there were relatively few sequals in that era and the movie serial was gone by that time.
Yahoo! News - Pat Robertson says US State Department should be nuked
It's something you can believe, because it's him. you think the Dept. of Homeland Security will be on this one? His group has been responsible for more terrorism in this country than just about anyone i can think of from the Oklahoma City bombing to the abortion clinic bombs. this week's 700 Club show had this gem:
"I read your book," Robertson said, according to a transcript of the interview posted on his Christian Broadcasting Network's website (www.cbn.com). "When you get through, you say, 'If I could just get a nuclear device inside Foggy Bottom, I think that's the answer'," he said.
"I mean, you get through this, and you say, 'We've got to blow that thing up.' I mean, is it as bad as you say?" Robertson asked.
Monday, October 13, 2003
And Now...Pulp Friction (A Kill Bill Review)
i really loved this movie. read the review above if you like, but i'll list a few things to watch for:
Shaw Brothers: SB was the biggest hong kong, kung fu studios in the 70s. the movie opens up with not only their logo, but also designates their version of widescreen is being used "Shaw Scope". part of the movie was shot on the old shaw brothers lot.
Next is a colorful and somewhat bad "Our Feature Presentation" title that is VERY reminiscent of the sorta logos you see on HK movie rentals on the old VHS tapes.
Sonny Chiba: is the Japanese sword maker. he is the star of the Streetfighter movies from the 70s. you may also recall that this is the guy Christian Slater's character LOVES in True Romance. He takes Alabama to see Chiba's movies. Tarantino wrote (True Romance).
Gordon Liu: Gordon is the bald pal to Sonny's character. he was always bald in his 70s movies, and regarded as one of the BEST kung fu actors of all time. he never really came to the US to make films. He stared in "The 36th Chamber of Shaolin" after which the Wu Tang clan named their first album.
Red Apples: Red Apple Cigarettes are the cigs that Bruce Willis' character buys at Marsalis' bar in PULP FICTION. they do not exist as an actual brand, but as Uma walks through the airport, you can see a giant ad for them!
Yellow Track Suit: Uma wears a yellow Track suit like Bruce Lee wears in his last film GAME OF DEATH (where he fights Kareem Abdul Jabar!).
GUEST STARS: Some people are listed as 'guest stars'. this done as if the movie were such a re-occuring event that some of the stars were regulars and some were guests. this was somewhat common in the 70s, and i've never understood why, especially in light of the fact that there were relatively few sequals in that era and the movie serial was gone by that time.
and finally, if you wanna know the bride's real name i'll tell you what the rumor is, but i won't spoil it here.
Arafat’s Premier Says He Is Close to Resigning Post:
Something is going on when the new prime minister of Palestine, Ahmed Qurei is about to resign just over a week after he's sworn in. It seems that he is having the same problems with Yasir Arafat that the 1st Prime Minister (Mahmoud Abbas) had. these appointments have come at times when Arafat has come under fire. I think this has been his whole life and he does not know how to let go. more to the point, Arafat has squandered some real opportunities because he, in my opinion, just does not know when to stop fighting. he's done it so long, he just doesn't know how to stop.
in many ways, arafat's goals are just, but i wonder if he's capable of achieving them. is he willing to stop fighting long enough to win? Israel may want peace, but are they willing to give peace to HIM?
sadly, i think the answer may be no.
OK. I Lied
I am going to give you a Rush Limbaugh quote:
"Drug use destroys societies. Drug use, some might say, is destroying this country. And we have laws against selling drugs, pushing drugs, using drugs, importing drugs. And the laws are good because we know what happens to people in societies and neighborhoods which become consumed by them. And so if people are violating the law by doing drugs, they ought to be accused and they ought to be convicted and they ought to be sent up."
remember the saying he's so fond of....the old bumper stickers: 'Rush is Right"
Sunday, October 12, 2003
Seems newsweek is running a cover story on the junkie. Newsweek confirmed with law enforcement that Limbaugh had bought roughly 30,000 pills from his dealer.
the article takes a strong view of the man, and its more than i could say that the mainstream press has said, substantively, about him in a decade.
Ole Miss - Mascot choices draw critics
um, if they don't want the old one, why not take the col. and make him a younger guy? wouldn't that be a LITTLE bit better than the old one, yet keeping the theme.
but...in the end, its ole miss...so its hard for me to feel sorry for them. GO STATE!
Many soldiers, same letter
I'm gonna just blame the bush administration on this one without even waiting for the proof. this administration has been so willing to sweeten the truth on every turn, i do not doubt that they are writing good-PR letters from Iraq to send back home. the administration would do to have a foriegn policy in mind as a priority before it has a political policy in action.
ABCNEWS.com : Limbaugh Says Nothing About Drug Reports
I've waited a good while to talk about this. Rush Limbaugh has a problem. He is a junkie. he likes to use another word or two in order to describe himself. Let's face the realities. there were problems in his life that he chose to treat with drugs. its sometimes called self-medicating, but have no doubts, he's an addict. He started getting is medicine from his doctor. as i understand it, that tapered off, but his appetite did not. Rush ended up purchasing controlled substances by the THOUSANDS. either he did this illegally or his Doctor should lose his license for writing such prescriptions.
As you likely know, Rush is under investigation for his involvement in an illegal drug ring. the very drugs this addict was taking.
what i want to know is this...why is he walking the streets? how does someone get caught buying in THAT quantity and not find themselves in jail? hasn't he been found to have procured an amount sufficient to be considered a dealer? why is he out free? maybe Agent M has the answer to that one?
Some of you may say he deserves treatment, and not jail time to fix his problems. to that i say sure...if that was the america we live in, then that would be fine. it certainly is not. We live in an america where you are jailed for much less in the way of posession. We live in an america where rehab is considered useless. this is the america that Rush has helped to shape--every day--for years. this is the america he wanted and i say he should get exactly what he asked for this time.
I've heard some conservative commentators, particularly Sean Hannity, asking where our democrat-compassion is when it comes to a man like rush. do we hold different standards for different people? To this i say nay. i may WANT the laws to be different, i may think we do things wrong, but that is my head. that is not the law. he deserves no less than the same treatment under the law that every other addict gets...he deserves the exact treatment he's helped to guarantee other junkies (who've been caught). he deserves to be arrested and he deserves to spend a few years in jail to think about the crimes he's committed. if he thinks otherwise now, he needs to say so. he needs to explain why he was wrong in the past. he needs to explain why he should be treated differently...why he shouldn't be tried as a dealer. then, if the laws change, maybe he can get a reprieve. until then, rush...junkie...dealer (under the law?)... you should be in jail. not because its what i want, but its exactly what YOU have said addicts deserve.
(NOTE: i was going to add quotes from rush on drug addicts, but there were so many from this guy so readily available, i thought it pointless).
Thursday, October 09, 2003
Dick Cheney is the most powerful vice president in history. Is that good?
from US News:
"The finger-pointing has intensified because of growing disaffection with the administration's Iraq policy, especially the escalating casualties and financial costs. 'The whole Iraq situation was filtered through Cheney, and he gave the president a very skewed view,' says a former adviser to Bush's father. "
you can say that again, brother. i really do think bush is doing what he thinks is logical in iraq, but i also think he's motivated by emotional responses as well as members of his administration with their own agendas. all this combines to create a group of people who are willing to selectively view the world so that they get the picture they want.
THE CLARK CAMPAIGN
I've been reading (somewhat) the news about the campaign 'shake up'. before i get into the substance of what's going on, i have to say that what i read sounds like people with hurt feelings. some are folks that feel like the were in on the ground floor in getting him to run and now feel left out. While I empathize, just because you got someone IN the game, doesn't mean you get to be coach.
What I don’t know:
I don’t know the pedigree of his staff. I don’t know all the REAL issues that people are arguing about, but this all isn’t uncommon. For him it’s just very public and he needs to put it behind him now. Basically, the music stops and there’s not enough chairs to go around. The kid left out doesn’t like it. I get it, but i have to question what is being done now? What is so radically wrong as of NOW that has derailed clark’s campaign? I mean the man got $3.5 million in his first 2 weeks.
I’m not saying he can do no wrong from here. There are MANY ways to screw up from here. He MAY be heading for trouble, but I’m not quite ready to say the sky is falling.
What I do know:
He’s not going to be Howard Dean. I’m sorry, he’s not. Things ARE changing, but you just can’t expect him to go online in the same way dean has. I think that dean’s message style has helped bring pissed off people together. That is not the Clark campaign theme. No campaign has looked like deans. His style maybe the future of politics, but i think its crazy to think all successful campaigns NOW have to follow this model. This model is not actually a PROVEN model. There is some success now, but he’s not won yet. Who’s to know that this IS the way? I think its crazy to demand that all candidates do their campaigns like dean’s (now).
You can’t deny the future, but some of this rift in the campaign seems to be between the old and the new style advocates. To expect a guy that’s been in this thing for 2 weeks to develop his program and campaign AND break into this new ground at the same time is maybe a bit much...and maybe if someone doesn’t get their way, then they’re a bit crushed.
To this day, we have people trying to decide whether to hold Clinton-people at arms length. Ahh... a topic for another time. I think Big Grey wants to get in on that one a bit.
Wednesday, October 08, 2003
CNN.com - Officials: Most in White House meet leak probe deadline - Oct. 7, 2003
THIS IS RICH! i don't believe i missed this. i've read others talk about this deadline in that it gives the people involved time to cover up whatever they want...as its more like a head start. then i saw bush say he doesn't think its likely they'll be able to figure out WHO leaked anyway (oh really?). finally i see this deadline...ON THE SAME DAY AS THE RECALL!! nice job trying to bury it in the newsday. lets see if that tactic really works, bushie.
Tuesday, October 07, 2003
Monday, October 06, 2003
I stole this
"Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction." (Dick Cheney, August 26, 2002). "Right now, Iraq is expanding and improving facilities that were used for the production of biological weapons." (George W. Bush, September 12, 2002). "If he declares he has none, then we will know that Saddam Hussein is once again misleading the world." (Ari Fleischer, December 2, 2002). "We know for a fact that there are weapons there." (Ari Fleischer, January 9, 2003). "Our intelligence officials estimate that Saddam Hussein had the materials to produce as much as 500 tons of sarin, mustard and VX nerve agent." (George W. Bush, January 28, 2003). "We know that Saddam Hussein is determined to keep his weapons of mass destruction, is determined to make more." (Colin Powell, February 5, 2003). "We have sources that tell us that Saddam Hussein recently authorized Iraqi field commanders to use chemical weapons - the very weapons the dictator tells us he does not have." (George Bush February 8, 2003). "So has the strategic decision been made to disarm Iraq of its weapons of mass destruction by the leadership in Baghdad? I think our judgment has to be clearly not." (Colin Powell, March 8, 2003). "Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised." (George Bush, March 18, 2003). "We know where they are. They are in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad." (Donald Rumsfeld, March 30, 2003). "At this point we have found substantial evidence of an intent of senior level Iraqi officials, including Saddam, to continue production at some future point in time of weapons of mass destruction. We have not found yet, and I'm sure you know this, otherwise you would know it earlier, we have not found at this point, actual weapons." (David Kay, chief U.S. weapons inspector in Iraq, October 3, 2003). Emphasis added to underscore complete and utter uselessness of entire Bush administration.
Sunday, October 05, 2003
WENT TO THE FAIR!!
I ate roasted corn, an elephant ear, a turkey leg, and chicken on a stick. i would have ate more if i could hold it. looked at cool hotrods but didn't ride rides. (every one here is a 'fraidy cat and Mr. Mooch had a date). awsome.
GOP had a booth set up, the Dems did too, but no one was manning it. Fred asked me why, and i said 'we don't work as hard' i dunno. the election has me nervous. i'm not sure of a damn thing like i was 4 years ago. the world is on its head.
"Something is happening here, and you don't know what it is...do you? Mr. Jones?" (Dylan)
gonna buy the Criterion FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS. got THE FAMILY GUY vol.2 (note to BG and the AGent, you are NUTZ...funniest show EVER!). also got TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (2 disc!) which i'm gonna watch now.
the wife and i are slowly making this house beautiful. its getting there. i'm ready to start having parties. JasN's wedding party is in 2 weeks. Kill Bill comes out in 1 week. i wanna get some comics.
alright kids, its post time.
Friday, October 03, 2003
Source: Graham Says He'll Drop Out of Presidential Race
Truly a great guy, but also a smart move.
The Top Ten Conservative Idiots - www.DemocraticUnderground.com
This comes out on Mondays and is always a hoot! check out the shirts and stickers too!
Thursday, October 02, 2003
New York Daily News - Home - Rush Limbaugh in pill probe
Seems Rush wanted a RUSH! heh. the irony here is so thick i have to clean up my Monitor. Mr Mooch! get some Ajax!
Jackson metro & state news - The Clarion-Ledger
Best quote from the article:
(on why a rule tracking people who have abortions would be good) "'That would hopefully help us find out why people are having abortions,' AmyTuck said."
um, amy, i know why people are having abortions. you see, sometimes when a man and a woman feel close to each other they....
CNN.com - No more meal bills for hospitalized troops - Oct. 1, 2003
WHAT?! dead beat soldiers no longer having to pay for meals while sitting on their DUFFS!?! seriously, who the hell charges an injured, active duty soldier for meals! awful policy!
Senate Panel Backs Bill to Give Tax Windfall to U.S. Companies
Just what we need. lets give the global conglomerates with the strongest ability to pay a tax cut. i wonder if my local hardwarestore will get the same coddling that Wal-Mart gets here? of course not. that would imply someone gave a damn about their future.
Officials Say Bush Seeks $600 Million to Hunt Iraq Arms
I'm gonna go out on a limb here, but I DON'T want my government to spend over 1/2 a billion dollars looking for things known not to exist. hell, i'd MUCH rather have them use the money searching for alien life, as that at least has a chance of being discovered.
Wednesday, October 01, 2003
Hannity & Colmes - Interview - Dean Calls for Resignation Quick Quote from one of the worst shows on TV:
"This afternoon, Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean said Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz should resign or be fired for what he called gross incompetence"
Salon.com | Matt Drudge, GOP scourge?
An interesting article on the 'conservative' drudgereport. i read it A LOT, but enjoy it. i find him less (on the site) GOP or Dem and more distasteful of hypocrisy. (quoting gorjus). an interesting insite to a guy that has THE site for breaking news. it is a MUST first look, plus it has fun eye grabbing news stories too!