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EminemsRevenge

Here's an actual e-mail from someone i know that was stationed in Iraq:

Mama,
Another day here in Iraq. It's already been devastating for many of us here.
It's difficult because we aren't allowed to speak about what goes on with our
families for fear that someone else may be monitoring everything we say and
write.
When you were told I would change I want you to know that the change may
actually be good for me...I think of you and Lori and my heart swells, wanting
to hug you. I haven't felt that way in awhile. I think taking care of the
family and my own personal issues jaded me from thinking and loving you guys the
way I should. Well, just so you know.
Things are ok. I would love some books, the kind you know I like! All we have
here is a whole bunch of cheesy Harlequin romance type stuff. And magazines,
you know how I love magazines. Mama, could you send me a nice pillow? I don't
have one and my neck and shoulders are killing me! We have a luxury here in the
EMT (that's Army speak for ER) a stove! The interpeters bring us things like
eggs from the economy to bake with etc. I could use those flavored creams, no
one here has half and half! I would even love the half and half that doesn't
need to be in the fridge. Anything easy that young people like. A lot of the
soldiers come in from the field and haven't eaten so we would like stuff to be
able to make for them thats easy and reminds them of home. Also, we cut off a
lot of soldiers clothes and then they don't have anything else to wear, so we're
asking for Dollar Store/WalMart type packages of underware, socks, tshirts,
shorts, you get the idea.
My room is ok. It's an old apartment complex that was bombed so you can imagine
what it looks like. But, it has air and a shower so it's better than what a lot
of the soldiers have to deal with.
===================================================

While she and her husband are no longer serving over there, i'm sure the song remains the same! YOUR troops NEED you.

xbjllb

I, like Christ, do all I can to keep you from enlisting in the first place.

Once you sign away your life away to a bunch of psychopaths who turn you into a psychopath in order to make a group of rich cowardly bast*rds richer than any human being has a right to be, you're on their own from that day forward.

Last bit of advice; leave your CO's and follow Christ out of Hades when He comes for you. I've got God Himself and His angels watching my rear (I've SEEN 'em); I don't and never did and will never in the future need you to protect me, mine, or my "way of life" for a single second.

Put down your guns and pick up the cross. Now, later, or never; your call.

Ree

Red State Up Date Hiking the Appalachian Trail, too funny. Governor Sanford has started the euphemism ball rolling :)

http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/2009/06/red-state-update-hiking-appalachian.html

xbjllb

Since you're busy sending care packages to forgotten troops, make sure you don't EVER forget this guy:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Dale_Green

I'm not kidding.

I think it's only fair that the people who made him what he is, minister to him.

thorn66

Unlike her husband, Jenny Sanford shows a lot of class. Perhaps she'll run for office.

June 24th, 2009
Jenny Sanford's Statement
Posted by Tom Bevan |

Jenny Sanford statement released earlier:

"I would like to start by saying I love my husband and I believe I have put forth every effort possible to be the best wife I can be during our almost twenty years of marriage. As well, for the last fifteen years my husband has been fully engaged in public service to the citizens and taxpayers of this state and I have faithfully supported him in those efforts to the best of my ability. I have been and remain proud of his accomplishments and his service to this state.

I personally believe that the greatest legacy I will leave behind in this world is not the job I held on Wall Street, or the campaigns I managed for Mark, or the work I have done as First Lady or even the philanthropic activities in which I have been routinely engaged. Instead, the greatest legacy I will leave in this world is the character of the children I, or we, leave behind. It is for that reason that I deeply regret the recent actions of my husband Mark, and their potential damage to our children.

I believe wholeheartedly in the sanctity, dignity and importance of the institution of marriage. I believe that has been consistently reflected in my actions. When I found out about my husband's infidelity I worked immediately to first seek reconciliation through forgiveness, and then to work diligently to repair our marriage. We reached a point where I felt it was important to look my sons in the eyes and maintain my dignity, self-respect, and my basic sense of right and wrong. I therefore asked my husband to leave two weeks ago.

This trial separation was agreed to with the goal of ultimately strengthening our marriage. During this short separation it was agreed that Mark would not contact us. I kept this separation quiet out of respect of his public office and reputation, and in hopes of keeping our children from just this type of public exposure. Because of this separation, I did not know where he was in the past week.

I believe enduring love is primarily a commitment and an act of will, and for a marriage to be successful, that commitment must be reciprocal. I believe Mark has earned a chance to resurrect our marriage.

Psalm 127 states that sons are a gift from the Lord and children a reward from Him. I will continue to pour my energy into raising our sons to be honorable young men. I remain willing to forgive Mark completely for his indiscretions and to welcome him back, in time, if he continues to work toward reconciliation with a true spirit of humility and repentance.

This is a very painful time for us and I would humbly request now that members of the media respect the privacy of my boys and me as we struggle together to continue on with our lives and as I seek the wisdom of Solomon, the strength and patience of Job and the grace of God in helping to heal my family."
http://realclearpolitics.blogs.time.com/2009/06/24/jenny-sanfords-statement/

mjfell

The Cap and Tax Fiction
Democrats off-loading economics to pass climate change bill.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has put cap-and-trade legislation on a forced march through the House, and the bill may get a full vote as early as Friday. It looks as if the Democrats will have to destroy the discipline of economics to get it done.

Despite House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman's many payoffs to Members, rural and Blue Dog Democrats remain wary of voting for a bill that will impose crushing costs on their home-district businesses and consumers. The leadership's solution to this problem is to simply claim the bill defies the laws of economics.

Their gambit got a boost this week, when the Congressional Budget Office did an analysis of what has come to be known as the Waxman-Markey bill. According to the CBO, the climate legislation would cost the average household only $175 a year by 2020. Edward Markey, Mr. Waxman's co-author, instantly set to crowing that the cost of upending the entire energy economy would be no more than a postage stamp a day for the average household. Amazing. A closer look at the CBO analysis finds that it contains so many caveats as to render it useless.
[Review & Outlook] Associated Press


For starters, the CBO estimate is a one-year snapshot of taxes that will extend to infinity. Under a cap-and-trade system, government sets a cap on the total amount of carbon that can be emitted nationally; companies then buy or sell permits to emit CO2. The cap gets cranked down over time to reduce total carbon emissions.

To get support for his bill, Mr. Waxman was forced to water down the cap in early years to please rural Democrats, and then severely ratchet it up in later years to please liberal Democrats. The CBO's analysis looks solely at the year 2020, before most of the tough restrictions kick in. As the cap is tightened and companies are stripped of initial opportunities to "offset" their emissions, the price of permits will skyrocket beyond the CBO estimate of $28 per ton of carbon. The corporate costs of buying these expensive permits will be passed to consumers.

The biggest doozy in the CBO analysis was its extraordinary decision to look only at the day-to-day costs of operating a trading program, rather than the wider consequences energy restriction would have on the economy. The CBO acknowledges this in a footnote: "The resource cost does not indicate the potential decrease in gross domestic product (GDP) that could result from the cap."

The hit to GDP is the real threat in this bill. The whole point of cap and trade is to hike the price of electricity and gas so that Americans will use less. These higher prices will show up not just in electricity bills or at the gas station but in every manufactured good, from food to cars. Consumers will cut back on spending, which in turn will cut back on production, which results in fewer jobs created or higher unemployment. Some companies will instead move their operations overseas, with the same result.

When the Heritage Foundation did its analysis of Waxman-Markey, it broadly compared the economy with and without the carbon tax. Under this more comprehensive scenario, it found Waxman-Markey would cost the economy $161 billion in 2020, which is $1,870 for a family of four. As the bill's restrictions kick in, that number rises to $6,800 for a family of four by 2035.

Note also that the CBO analysis is an average for the country as a whole. It doesn't take into account the fact that certain regions and populations will be more severely hit than others -- manufacturing states more than service states; coal producing states more than states that rely on hydro or natural gas. Low-income Americans, who devote more of their disposable income to energy, have more to lose than high-income families.

Even as Democrats have promised that this cap-and-trade legislation won't pinch wallets, behind the scenes they've acknowledged the energy price tsunami that is coming. During the brief few days in which the bill was debated in the House Energy Committee, Republicans offered three amendments: one to suspend the program if gas hit $5 a gallon; one to suspend the program if electricity prices rose 10% over 2009; and one to suspend the program if unemployment rates hit 15%. Democrats defeated all of them.

The reality is that cost estimates for climate legislation are as unreliable as the models predicting climate change. What comes out of the computer is a function of what politicians type in. A better indicator might be what other countries are already experiencing. Britain's Taxpayer Alliance estimates the average family there is paying nearly $1,300 a year in green taxes for carbon-cutting programs in effect only a few years.

Americans should know that those Members who vote for this climate bill are voting for what is likely to be the biggest tax in American history. Even Democrats can't repeal that reality.
Printed in The Wall Street Journal, page A14

mjfell

Call Congress and tell them to vote NO on HR 2454

30th - Henry Waxman
DC - Phone: 202-225-3976 Fax: 202-225-4099
Los Angeles - No specific field rep
P1: 310-652-3095 P2: 818-878-7400 P3: 323-651-1040 Fax: 323-655-0502

31st - Xavier Becerra
DC - Ph: 202-225-6235, No Fax listed
Los Angeles - No specific field rep
Ph: 213-483-1425, No Fax listed

32nd - Vacant

33rd - Diane Watson
DC - Ph: 202-225-7084 Fax: 202-225-2422
Los Angeles - No specific field rep
Ph: 323-965-1422 Fax: 323-323-965-1113

34th - Lucille Roybal-Allard
DC - Ph: 202-225-1766 Fax: 202-226-0350
Los Angeles - No specific field rep
Ph: 213-628-9230 Fax: 213-628-8578

35th - Maxine Waters (2 District Offices)
DC - Ph: 202-225-2201 Fax: 202-225-7854
Los Angeles - Field Rep: April Lawrence
Ph: 323-757-8900 Fax: 323-757-9506
Westchester - Field Rep: Edgar Saenz
Ph: 310-642-4610 Fax: 310-642-9160

36th - Jane Harman (2 District Offices)
DC - Ph: 202-225-8220 Fax: 202-226-7290
El Segundo - No specific field rep
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Wilmington - No specific field rep
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37th - Laura Richardson
DC - Ph: 202-225-7924 Fax: 202-225-7296
Long Beach - No specific field rep
Ph: 562-436-3828 Fax: 562-437-6434

38th - Grace Napolitano
DC - Ph: 202-225-5256 Fax: 202-225-0027
Santa Fe Springs - Field Reps: Evelyn Herrera, Allen Acevedo
Ph: 562-801-2134 Fax: 562-949-9144

39th - Linda Sanchez
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Cerritos - No specific field rep
Ph: 562-860-5050 Fax: 562-924-2914

mjfell

The climate change e-mails EPA doesn’t want you to see
By Michelle Malkin • June 24, 2009 01:04 PM

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/24/the-climate-change-e-mails-epa-doesnt-want-you-to-see/

Another day, another Obama cover-up.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute has obtained internal EPA e-mails that show the agency willfully and recklessly disregarded scientific data that undermined the bureaucracy’s global warming zealotry.
This information is especially relevant as Congress rushes to pass the cap-and-trade nightmare on Friday.

CEI general counsel Sam Kazman has notified the EPA and requested that the internal communications and suppressed study be released to the public and added to the public record. Will another whistleblower be disappeared? Note especially this warning to the dissenting scientist: “The time for such discussion of fundamental issues has passed for this round. The administrator and the administration has decided to move forward on endangerment, and your comments do not help the legal or policy case for this decision… I can only see one impact of your comments given where we are in the process, and that would be a very negative impact on our office.”

Read:

CEI is submitting a set of four EPA emails, dated March 12-17, 2009, which indicate that a significant internal critique of EPA’s position on Endangerment was essentially put under wraps and concealed. The study was barred from being circulated within EPA, it was never disclosed to the public, and it was not placed in the docket of this proceeding. The emails further show that the study was treated in this manner not because of any problem with its quality, but for political reasons.

CEI hereby requests that EPA make this study public, place it into the docket, and either extend or reopen the comment period to allow public response to this new study. We also request that EPA publicly declare that it will engage in no reprisals against the author of the study, who has worked at EPA for over 35 years.

The emails, attached hereto, consist of the following:

1) a March 12 email from Al McGartland, Office Director of EPA’s National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE), to Alan Carlin, Senior Operations Research Analyst at NCEE, forbidding him from speaking to anyone outside NCEE on endangerment issues;

2) a March 16 email from Mr. Carlin to another NCEE economist, with a cc to Mr. McGartland and two other NCEE staffers, requesting that his study be forwarded to EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, which directs EPA’s climate change program. The email notes the quantity of peer-reviewed references in the study, and defends its inclusion of new research as well. It states Mr. Carlin’s view that “the critical attribute of good science is its correspondence to observable data rather than where it appears in
the technical literature.” It goes on to point out that the new studies “explain much of the observational data that have been collected which cannot be explained by the IPCC models.”;

3) a March 17 email from Mr. McGartland to Mr. Carlin, stating that he will not forward Mr. Carlin’s study. “The time for such discussion of fundamental issues has passed for this round. The administrator and the administration has decided to move forward on endangerment, and your comments do not help the legal or policy case for this decision… I can only see one impact of your comments given where we are in the process, and that would be a very negative impact on our office.”;

4) a second March 17 email from Mr. McGartland to Mr. Carlin, dated eight minutes later, stating “ I don’t want you to spend any additional EPA time on climate change.”

Mr. McGartland’s emails demonstrate that he was rejecting Mr. Carlin’s study because its conclusions ran counter to EPA’s proposed position. This raises several major issues.

A. Incompleteness of the Rulemaking Record: The end result of withholding Mr. Carlin’s study was to taint the Endangerment Proceeding by denying the public access to important agency information. Court rulings have made it abundantly clear that a rulemaking record should include both “the evidence relied upon [by the agency] and the evidence discarded.” Ethyl Corp. v. EPA, 541 F.2d 1, 36 (D.C. Cir. 1976), cert. denied, 426 U.S. 941 (1976).

B. Prejudgment of the Outcome of the Endangerment Proceeding: The emails also suggest that EPA has prejudged the outcome of this proceeding, to the point where it arguably cannot be trusted to fairly evaluate the record before it. Courts have recognized “the danger that an agency, having reached a particular result, may become so committed to that result as to resist engaging in any genuine reconsideration of the issues.” Food Marketing Institute v. ICC, 587 F.2d 1285, 1290 (D.C. Cir. 1978).

C. Violations of EPA’s Commitment to Transparency and Scientific Honesty: Finally, the emails suggest that EPA’s extensive pronouncements about transparency and scientific honesty may just be rhetoric. Shortly before assuming office, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson declared: “As Administrator, I will ensure EPA’s efforts to address the environmental crises of today are rooted in three fundamental values: science-based policies and programs, adherence to the rule of law, and overwhelming transparency.” Jan. 23, 2009, link. See also Administrator Jackson’s April 23 Memo to EPA Employees, “Transparency in EPA’s Operations”. These follow the President’s own January 21 memo to agency heads on “Transparency and Open Government”. And in an April 27 speech to the National Academy of Sciences, the President declared that, “under my administration, the days of science taking a back seat to ideology are over.”

Because of ideology, however, it was this back seat to which Mr. Carlin’s study was relegated; more precisely, it was booted out of the car entirely.

For these reasons, we submit that EPA should immediately make Mr. Carlin’s study public by entering it into the Endangerment docket, and that it should either extend or reopen the comment period in this proceeding to allow public responses to that study. It should do so, moreover, while publicly pledging that Mr. Carlin will suffer no adverse repercussions from agency personnel. Mr. Carlin is guilty of no wrongdoing, but the tenor of the emails described above suggests he may well have reason to fear reprisals.

Read all the e-mails here.

Do your congressional reps know about this? Tell them: 202-224-3121.

Truther

There is no fact-based rationale for This Green legislation. It is motivated strictly by two things : raising big taxes in a way they think will be accepted by the public, and 2) continue to curtail oil use by the public to support Chinese needs for oil. They are requesting a 40% increase.

If we must pay large amounts for energy, why do we have to pay extra taxes?

John Kerry, the blowhard, suggested health care reform be postponed 10 years. In response someone said Kerry and his family should go without health care for 10 years. Clearly, Kerry is just supporting the AMA and the medical-industrial complex.

gringoman

Red State Up Date Hiking the Appalachian Trail, too funny. Governor Sanford has started the euphemism ball rolling :)

http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/2009/06/red-state-update-hiking-appalachian.html

Posted by: Ree | June 25, 2009 at 10:03 AM

Governor Mark Sanford didn't mean to, but he has inadvertently brought out the inner goober in most US males. Many are burned up, secretly incensed. Of course they know what our gender is like. Cheating happens. But couldn't he at least go the tawdry slut route? Why wasn't it more porny? He had to do a 10-hour flight? South Carolina's motels are on strike? And the babe? WTF! A sophisticated lady of beautiful Buenos Aires! Poetic emails! Huh! Who in the hell does that guy think he is? What's he trying to do, put ADULT into adultery?....It's humiliating to many. They feel terribly belittled. They will snark at Mark accordingly and take it down to a more democratic level. As you can see. As we can hear.

Posted by: gringoman | June 25, 2009 at 04:48 PM

thorn66

What's he trying to do, put ADULT into adultery?....It's humiliating to many. They feel terribly belittled. They will snark at Mark accordingly and take it down to a more democratic level. As you can see. As we can hear.
Posted by: gringoman | June 25, 2009 at 04:48 PM
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SC GOP Leader Wants Unfaithful Gov's Resignation
By JIM DAVENPORT, Associated Press Writer Jim Davenport, Associated Press Writer 15 mins ago

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A top South Carolina Republican leader says philandering Gov. Mark Sanford should resign and practice the philosophy he's preached of holding GOP leaders accountable. Glenn McCall is one of the state's two national representatives to the Republican National Committee. He's also a county party chairman and said Thursday that party members want Sanford out...
About three weeks ago, Sanford lost a court battle to reject the federal stimulus money. A few days later, his wife, Jenny Sanford, kicked him out of their home to begin a "trial separation" with hopes of reconciling. Then on Monday, lawmakers and reporters started questioning where the governor had been for five days, including Father's Day weekend. His aides said the outdoorsman was hiking the Appalachian Trail to wind down from a grueling legislative session.
But Wednesday the governor held a rambling, tearful news conference in which he finally revealed the truth: "I've been unfaithful to my wife." His family did not attend...
The 49-year-old ruminated on God's law, moral absolutes and following one's heart. He said he spent the last five days "crying in Argentina."
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090625/ap_on_re_us/us_sc_governor_where

It looks like the impeacher has become the impeachee. How very "Adult" and "Republican" of him.


thorn66

"Somewhat of a misrepresentation of what I said, isn't it? Someone else, not I, mentioned Prof. MacDonald and linked to his work; I simply agreed that he was a good source, and mentioned several others such as Profs. Mearsheimer and Walt, former congressman Paul Findley and James Petras. I was only slightly familiar with MacDonald, hardly enough to "promote and support" his writings -- but I have since looked a bit further into his work and on the basis of what I've read over the last day or so I do recommend him."
Posted by: Niall | June 25, 2009

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Regarding former congressman Findley, here's what Joseph Farah of World Net Daily had to say about him. I was especially interested in Mr. Farah's opinion since frequent contributors to this blog, such as Gringoman, hold him in high regard and frequently cite worldnetdaily.

The Jewish lobby?
Posted: January 27, 2003
By Joseph Farah
________________________________________
WorldNetDaily.com
“There's a former U.S. congressman running around the world these days blaming America for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
His name is Paul Findley, and from 1961 through 1983, he served as a Republican member of the House of Representatives from the state of Illinois.
Last year, he said President Bush had it all wrong when he told the nation that we were attacked by evil and fanatical Islamic terrorists on Sept. 11. The real cause of the devastation our nation experienced that day was because of our unjustified support for the nation of Israel, he explained.
Findley shares that view with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, Syrian President Bashar Assad, the mullahs of Iran, the sheikhs of Hamas and the fanatical terrorists of Hezbollah.
Just before Sept. 11, Findley released a book called "Silent No More," an attempt to improve the image of Islam in the United States and vilify his arch-enemy Israel. Obviously, the book didn't do very well in post-Sept. 11 America. But don't feel sorry for Findley. He seems to find enough money to travel the world and give speeches – particularly in the Middle East.
Findley has never gotten over the fact that he was turned out of office because of his own somewhat fanatical support of Yasser Arafat in 1982, even while serving as a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Recently, in Saudi Arabia, Findley explained the Bush administration had "overreacted" to the Sept. 11 attacks. Overreacted. He thinks most Americans don't understand the complexities of the Middle East debate because they have been hoodwinked and deceived.
"They have been misled by the American media, which is controlled by the Jewish lobby," he said.
Findley thinks he was defeated by the Jewish lobby, and he thinks Americans are deceived by the Jewish lobby. He couldn't be more wrong.
The truth is there weren't enough Jews in his congressional district to vote him out of office in 1982 – even if every single one of them opposed him. And the truth is there aren't enough Jews in this country to generate the broad political support Israel enjoys in every single public opinion survey done over the last 50 years.
Findley was turned out of office not by Jews, but by Christians. And Israel gets most of its political support in the United States not from Jews but from Christians.
Therefore, it's not the Jewish lobby that gets the credit for defeating this clown and for supporting the only free country in the Middle East, it's the Christian lobby. ..
In other words, Christians can see what people like Findley can't. Anti-Semites like Findley aren't only at war with a few million Jews, they are doing battle with hundreds of millions of Christians.”
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=30690

Niall, I do wonder which special interest and lobbying groups may be funding Mr. Findley.

Regarding Mr. Petras, here is his very recent take on the election crisis in Iran. He appears to feel that any claims of election fraud are just another fabrication of the "Zionist-media"

Iranian Elections: The ‘Stolen Elections’ Hoax
By Prof. James Petras
June 18, 2009


"There is hardly any election, in which the White House has a significant stake, where the electoral defeat of the pro-US candidate is not denounced as illegitimate by the entire political and mass media elite. In the most recent period, the White House and its camp followers cried foul following the free (and monitored) elections in Venezuela and Gaza, while joyously fabricating an ‘electoral success’ in Lebanon despite the fact that the Hezbollah-led coalition received over 53% of the vote.
The recently concluded, June 12, 2009 elections in Iran are a classic case: The incumbent nationalist-populist President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (MA) received 63.3% of the vote (or 24.5 million votes), while the leading Western-backed liberal opposition candidate Hossein Mousavi (HM) received 34.2% or (13.2 million votes).
Iran’s presidential election drew a record turnout of more than 80% of the electorate, including an unprecedented overseas vote of 234,812, in which HM won 111,792 to MA’s 78,300. The opposition led by HM did not accept their defeat and organized a series of mass demonstrations that turned violent, resulting in the burning and destruction of automobiles, banks, public building and armed confrontations with the police and other authorities. Almost the entire spectrum of Western opinion makers, including all the major electronic and print media, the major liberal, radical, libertarian and conservative web-sites, echoed the opposition’s claim of rampant election fraud. Neo-conservatives, libertarian conservatives and Trotskyites joined the Zionists in hailing the opposition protestors as the advance guard of a democratic revolution. Democrats and Republicans condemned the incumbent regime, refused to recognize the result of the vote and praised the demonstrators’ efforts to overturn the electoral outcome. The New York Times, CNN, Washington Post, the Israeli Foreign Office and the entire leadership of the Presidents of the Major American Jewish Organizations called for harsher sanctions against Iran and announced Obama’s proposed dialogue with Iran as ‘dead in the water’…
Recent events suggest that political leaders in Europe, and even some in Washington, do not accept the Zionist-mass media line of ‘stolen elections’. The White House has not suspended its offer of negotiations with the newly re-elected government but has focused rather on the repression of the opposition protesters (and not the vote count). Likewise, the 27 nation European Union expressed ‘serious concern about violence’ and called for the “aspirations of the Iranian people to be achieved through peaceful means and that freedom of expression be respected” (Financial Times June 16, 2009 p.4). Except for Sarkozy of France, no EU leader has questioned the outcome of the voting.

The wild card in the aftermath of the elections is the Israeli response: Netanyahu has signaled to his American Zionist followers that they should use the hoax of ‘electoral fraud’ to exert maximum pressure on the Obama regime to end all plans to meet with the newly re-elected Ahmadinejad regime.
Paradoxically, US commentators (left, right and center) who bought into the electoral fraud hoax are inadvertently providing Netanyahu and his American followers with the arguments and fabrications: Where they see religious wars, we see class wars; where they see electoral fraud, we see imperial destabilization.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14018

thorn66


"In finding me to be an "anti-Semite" you seem to have discovered something in me that people who know me ten thousand times better than you do, never have. And that includes the many Jews who are and have been my good friends, my neighbors and my co-workers."
Posted by: Niall | June 25, 2009 at 12:02 PM

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Ahh yes, the classic, "some of my best friends are Jewish" ploy. Here is my suggestion Niall -- invite some, let's say four or five, of your "many" Jewish friends over one evening for a bit of an intellectual salon. Share with them some of the Jewish/Zionist-related writings of Profs. MacDonald, Findley, Mearsheimer and Walt and let us know of their reactions.

Oh, and while you have them over, why not also share this overused, yet pithy observation of yours:

"I might mention just in passing that the term "anti-Semite" is rather a misnomer; you are using it in the conventional way, to mean anti-Jewish, but that isn't really what it says. Most Jews are not Semites...This does make it somewhat funny to hear a Jew call an Arab an "anti-Semite," when the Arab is a Semite and the Jew is not."
Posted by: Niall | June 25, 2009

I am sure all your good friends and guests will appreciate your incisive wit.

cheers,
Thorn

M/M

Savage asks how they got Sanford's private e-mails. If they can get his, imaginee want they can do to you.

Hope all the people condemning Sanford, are EXTRA careful. The next scandal might be REALLY scandalous.

gringoman

gV endorses Rush Limbaugh's point about Republican hypocrisy and the Democrat moral free-for-all. Or as gV would put it: The Dems have an advantage in openly dragging everyone down to their level. They can point to their 'fragrant' cesspool and announce, 'Come on in, the water's fine!"

When you're lib, who needs hypocrisy? Society, sometimes. Democrats, never. Muck? Dive in and enjoy it, kiddies. Big Nanny will handle consequences for you, and the taxpayers will pay for you.

gringoman

Paradoxically, US commentators (left, right and center) who bought into the electoral fraud hoax are inadvertently providing Netanyahu and his American followers with the arguments and fabrications: Where they see religious wars, we see class wars; where they see electoral fraud, we see imperial destabilization.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14018

Posted by: thorn66 | June 25, 2009 at 07:33 PM

Your attacks on Nial and mentioning me with Joseph Farah suggest that you favor the guilt-by-association technique, especially when assigning labels of 'anti-semitism.'

Am wondering if Barack Obama, his pastor of 20 years known for charming phrases like, "them Jews," his way into Harvard believed to have been paved and paid for by Saudi Wahabbi gold dinars, and his extensive associations with so-called 'Black Liberation,' known to be as anti-semitic as any mountain dweller in Idaho (leaving out a host of other documented associations)---am wondering if this would qualify him for guilt-by-association technique? Or does he get a safe conduct pass? And who does he get it from?

gringoman

Savage asks how they got Sanford's private e-mails. If they can get his, imaginee want they can do to you.

Hope all the people condemning Sanford, are EXTRA careful. The next scandal might be REALLY scandalous.

Posted by: M/M | June 25, 2009 at 08:02 PM

Touche! Savage at times sounds like he takes more than the two drinks at dinner he owns up to, but he still manages, fairly often, to ask the right questions and make points that nobody else has made (yet.)

Nobody else thought to ask how that rag, or even non-rag, got possession of Governor Sanford's emails.
Now there's no excuse for anyone not to ask. But will they?

M/M

gV endorses Rush Limbaugh's point about Republican hypocrisy and the Democrat moral free-for-all. Or as gV would put it: The Dems have an advantage in openly dragging everyone down to their level. They can point to their 'fragrant' cesspool and announce, 'Come on in, the water's fine!"

When you're lib, who needs hypocrisy? Society, sometimes. Democrats, never. Muck? Dive in and enjoy it, kiddies. Big Nanny will handle consequences for you, and the taxpayers will pay for you.

Posted by: gringoman | June 25, 2009 at 08:05 PM
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I didn't hear Rush, but I heard “the hemorrhoid with ears” slamming Sanford’s “character”. I think there is a difference between an affair with a prostitute, or picking up boys at truck stops, or picking up men in the restroom, or having sex with interns in the oval office,

I really don’t understand how “the hemorrhoid with ears” , an ex-alcoholic and drug user is in the position to judge anyone’s character. No wonder people don’t want to vote Republican. Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett died today, reminding us of how short life is. Meanwhile, reformed philanders and drug addicts criticize a politician for having an affair when God only knows what they do behind closed doors. There are things out there that makes Sanford’s affair look like a trip to Disneyland.

I really am starting to understand why people can’t stand the “bible thumpers” and it isn’t because of Gov. Sanford.

M/M

Nobody else thought to ask how that rag, or even non-rag, got possession of Governor Sanford's emails.
Now there's no excuse for anyone not to ask. But will they?
Posted by: gringoman | June 25, 2009 at 08:27 PM
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I’d like to know. Aren’t they private? What about Maria? How did the reporter know what airport he is flying into? Who set him up?

Savage says it Obama distracting the media because his poll numbers are dropping and because he wants to "take out" potential rivals one-by-one. He just warned Mitt Romney to "watch his back".

M/M

I'm going to stop listening to "the hemmoroid with ears" and start listening to a grown up show.

M/M

We on this blog, once looked at moving to Argentina too. When Obama gets done with the U.S., we may have to leave.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hifr3RMy2go&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y125XIPNExI

M/M

Spinning, spinning….

http://www.andreatantaros.com/1/2009/06/Sanford-Another-Argument-for-More-Women-in-Office.cfm

This is ridiculous. As women have more opportunities and power, they are dating more. I just heard that Katie Couric , 52, is going to marry her 35 –year- old boyfriend. Doesn’t Hillary have a female lover?

Ummahgummah

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Katie Cougaric.

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Ummahgummah

John Kerry, the blowhard, suggested health care reform be postponed 10 years. In response someone said Kerry and his family should go without health care for 10 years. Clearly, Kerry is just supporting the AMA and the medical-industrial complex.

POSTED BY: TRUTHER | JUNE 25, 2009 AT 04:05 PM

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I definitely agree that Kerry is an idiotic, botoxed blowdried blowhard but that said.. I'd be MORE than glad to postpone ANYTHING the Bama is trying to do for t least 10 years!

Just to be sure he doesn't do any FURTHER damage.

Why would I want to be made to buy into healthcare that the Members of Congress have explicitly EXEMPTED themselves from?

A real confidence builder that one!

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Ummahgummah

Savage says it Obama distracting the media because his poll numbers are dropping and because he wants to "take out" potential rivals one-by-one. He just warned Mitt Romney to "watch his back".

POSTED BY: M/M | JUNE 25, 2009 AT 08:52 PM

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He IS a Kenyan Luo tribesman from Chicago after all.. what do you expect?

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Ummahgummah

Savage asks how they got Sanford's private e-mails. If they can get his, imaginee want they can do to you.

Hope all the people condemning Sanford, are EXTRA careful. The next scandal might be REALLY scandalous.

Posted by: M/M | June 25, 2009 at 08:02 PM

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FISA? FISA in the age of Obama.. used to spy on his perceived internal enemies, rather than on those it was intended to be used to spy on.

Oh NO, we can't possibly spy on terrorists about to nuke a major city!

THAT would be "racist".


M/M

FISA?
http://www.fas.org/irp/agency/doj/fisa/

We need to find out who took him out.

Ummahgummah

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Taking the "F" out of FISA.

Where's the "A"CLU?

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Ummahgummah

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The I.nternal S.urveillance A.ct by ObamACLUCORN.

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M/M

Did you see the t-shirts that Monica is advertising?
http://shop.realitychecktshirts.com/product.sc?categoryId=2&productId=1

Niall

> Regarding former congressman Findley, here's what
> Joseph Farah of World Net Daily had to say about him.
> [ . . . ]
>
> Posted by: thorn66 | June 25, 2009 at 07:25 PM

I am very familiar with Joseph Farah; I have his book "Taking America Back" and used to subscribe to WorldNetDaily myself. I think Farah is basically a decent and well-meaning guy, a bit too born-again-Christian for my taste but fine if you like that sort of thing. There have been complaints that he goes a bit overboard on the "good old days" theme in which America was almost all white and Christian, which is evidently what he would like to "take it back" to. For this reason several reviewers have called Farah a racist, which I suppose is at least as true as his calling Findley an anti-Semite, depending on how you define either term.

Farah is, of course, a neocon and Zionist. He has made many good points and not a few nutty ones. He favored Bush's invasion of Iraq. He appears to believe in such things as a Biblical prophecy that Israelis will find oil and natural gas on their land. He has advocated secession from the United States. In short, Farah is something of a mixed bag.

In any case, why AGAIN post someone else's opinions about another writer? Why not see what the referenced writer himself had to say, and make the judgment for yourself?

For example: what EXACTLY did Findley's alleged "fanatical support for Yasser Arafat" consist of? I have his earlier book but not (yet) "Silent No More" -- however, there are 50 reader reviews on Amazon and the at least first page or so of them all give the "Silent No More" 5 stars, with review titles like "Bravo!!!," "Simply incredible," "It's about time," "Intelligent and helpful," "Extremely important," "It's time to move away from our stereotypes," "Illuminating!," "A breath of fresh air," etc. etc. So whatever Farah's complaint about Findley is, it doesn't seem to be reflected in most of the reader reviews.

> Findley thinks he was defeated by the Jewish lobby,
> and he thinks Americans are deceived by the Jewish
> lobby. He couldn't be more wrong.
> The truth is there weren't enough Jews in his
> congressional district to vote him out of office in
> 1982 – even if every single one of them opposed him.

This of course is completely specious. Jews make up less than 2% of the population in this country, but their power and influence has nothing whatever to do with their numbers in the population. It has to do with their money and control of the media -- those are the things more than anything else that determine the outcome of elections in the U.S.

Surely this is not really news to you?

xbjllb

"He IS a Kenyan Luo tribesman from Chicago after all.. "

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Yes, but don't forget Dearest, he was raised in the CIA by his CIA mother.

That trumps being native-born, as far as the Agency is concerned.

Niall

thorn66 writes:

> Ahh yes, the classic, "some of my best friends are
> Jewish" ploy.

Ahhhh yes, the old familiar "all anti-Semites say some of their best friends are Jewish" gambit.

In other words, there is no possible defense against the accusation that one is an anti-Semite. If you have Jewish friends that's just "what all anti-Semites say," and if you have none, that must prove you're an anti-Semite too.

xbjllb

Niall, logic rarely works with Zionists, who, after all, if they were logical people to being with, wouldn't be Zionists in the first place.

But bless you for trying!

xbjllb

"Katie Cougaric."

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Saucer of milk, table for one...

M/M

It amazes me that the feminists knock Mark Sanford and mock his e-mails when here is something he wrote about his attitude towards women.

“I remember Jenny, or someone close to me, once commenting that while my mom was pleasant and warm it was sad she had never accomplished anything of significance. I replied that they were wrong because she had the ultimate of all gifts — and that was the ability to love unconditionally.”

Although Mark Sanford seems to be the type of guy who watches the Lifetime movie network, he seems to really respect and like women.

In contrast, I heard El Bernardo del Bronx wondering why Sanford just couldn’t find a stripper close to home. Well, seems like our politicians like Argentinean women. While Hillary is doing whatever she does, look who Bill was visiting.

Caution: GRAPHIC
http://thesuperficial.com/2009/06/bill_clinton_paid_10000_for_th.php

Reading Mark Sanford’s e-mails, is sort of like watching a Meg Ryan/Tom Hanks movie. (Yes, even I have succumbed to their movies.)


mjfell

6.26.09

LAST MINUTE CAP & TRADE CHANGES!!!


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Niall

> I've got God Himself and His angels watching my rear
> (I've SEEN 'em)

Oh boy.

>
> Posted by: xbjllb | June 25, 2009 at 08:32 AM

Niall

> Most Jews are not Semites...This does make it
> somewhat funny to hear a Jew call an Arab an "anti-
> Semite," when the Arab is a Semite and the Jew is
> not."
> Posted by: Niall | June 25, 2009
>
> I am sure all your good friends and guests will
> appreciate your incisive wit.

Funny peculiar, not funny ha-ha.

You seem to have missed the point, but never mind.

Ummahgummah

> I've got God Himself and His angels watching my rear
> (I've SEEN 'em)

Oh boy.

>
> Posted by: xbjllb | June 25, 2009 at 08:32 AM

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Oh boy is right. I hope everyone realizes by now that we have a complete loon here.

Hey X, do you also see little fairies and elves? Been hitting the absinthe a bit too hard?

Remember for the record, it stated that I am a drunk Jewish female residing in Tel Aviv.

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DJ

> Most Jews are not Semites...This does make it
> somewhat funny to hear a Jew call an Arab an "anti-
> Semite," when the Arab is a Semite and the Jew is
> not."
> Posted by: Niall | June 25, 2009
>
> I am sure all your good friends and guests will
> appreciate your incisive wit.

Funny peculiar, not funny ha-ha.

You seem to have missed the point, but never mind.

Posted by: Niall | June 26, 2009 at 02:29 PM

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What IS ha-ha funny, however, is every time Thorn is confronted with the uncomfortable truth/facts, he transforms into his squid mode and spews ink in order to obfuscate the issue at hand.

Niall

> Did you see the t-shirts that Monica is advertising?
> http://shop.realitychecktshirts.com/product.sc?
> categoryId=2&productId=1
>
> Posted by: M/M | June 25, 2009 at 10:31 PM

The Barney Franks one is really great. I sent a copy to relatives who (except for the one Democrat I suppose) will thoroughly enjoy it too.

And of course as a lifelong gun owner I appreciate the RKBA one.

What that assortment really needs though is a Monica Crowley T-shirt.

Niall

> I'd be MORE than glad to postpone ANYTHING the Bama
> is trying to do for t least 10 years!
>
> Just to be sure he doesn't do any FURTHER damage.
>
> Posted by: Ummah Gummah | June 25, 2009 at 09:31 PM

You can say that again. Obama's leftist schemes are so radical they're even beginning to scare Democrats -- which may be our only hope, at least until the mid-term elections.

When we have to depend on Democrats to save us from the looney left, you know we are really in deep doo-doo.

Niall

> Doesn’t Hillary have a female lover?
>
> Posted by: M/M | June 25, 2009 at 09:20 PM

That has been suggested many times of course, but I think the conventional wisdom is that Hillary just toyed with that sort of thing at Wellesley when it was "lesbian chic" and fashionable there. The impression she gives is that she doesn't have much sexual appetite one way or the other.

But who knows? Hillary seems to have a very closely guarded personality, and you know what they say about still waters running deep.

gringoman

> Most Jews are not Semites...This does make it
> somewhat funny to hear a Jew call an Arab an "anti-
> Semite," when the Arab is a Semite and the Jew is
> not."
> Posted by: Niall | June 25, 2009
>
> I am sure all your good friends and guests will
> appreciate your incisive wit.

Funny peculiar, not funny ha-ha.

You seem to have missed the point, but never mind.

Posted by: Niall | June 26, 2009 at 02:29 PM

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What IS ha-ha funny, however, is every time Thorn is confronted with the uncomfortable truth/facts, he transforms into his squid mode and spews ink in order to obfuscate the issue at hand.

Posted by: DJ | June 26, 2009 at 03:27 PM

Speaking of ha-ha,for some reason I was expecting better of this liberal. Who knows why? He did seem less irrational than, for example, the 'black Republican' Obot who used to flash his dog-eared race cards around here like a wino on speed , Gilbert Slimebert Washington.

But who knows? Maybe someday he can at least explain whether Boy Barack has a safe conduct pass for all the anti-semitic cronies and associates that the Lamestream would have used to drown a Republican in their guilt=by-association septic tank.

Truther

I have stated in the past than we have better free health care in the US than they do in Canada, but alas, it is not sustainable. How long can we go on, being billed humongous amounts, never knowing what the charges will be beforehand? Just let the government pay, they have lots of money.

SO although it is true that there are a few well off people in foreign countries that can afford to pay for health care out of pocket, for all but the upper 1% most people this is impossible. That would be the collapse of the entire system if everyone would supposedly come to the US for their health care that way. This does not mean we have a better health care system, only that doctors choose to live in the US. After all, you can set up a special health care center for the extremely wealthy anywhere. In fact, doctors will even make house calls by jet and charge it.

Farah went to Germany - because they can innovate, which is something we cannot do here as easily. Take heparin as an example. It is used for surgery to prevent clots. After hospitalization, cumadin is used because it is more stable, and can be taken orally. It is counteracted by anything with vitamin K in it, however, and that makes problematic to use. Cumadin is used because an American university has the patent. But Europe uses low molecular weight heparin that can also be taken orally, and it does not have complications arising from diet. When will it be available for use in the US? Never. Pharma will create a substitute or keep on using cumadin.


Truther

And I haven't even mentioned that heparin was made in China that killed several people in the US - not too good.

DJ

"Maybe someday he can at least explain whether Boy Barack has a safe conduct pass for all the anti-semitic cronies and associates that the Lamestream would have used to drown a Republican in their guilt=by-association septic tank."
Posted by: gringoman | June 26, 2009 at 05:44 PM

I know you're not holding your breath waiting for an explanation, but I can offer you one:

Black thugs and criminals are the liberals' favorite heroes.

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