Archive for September 5th, 2007

Bush: Condi Can Be My Date

by- Suzie-Q @ 8:05 PM MST

SYDNEY, Australia — Condoleezza Rice has been President Bush’s foreign policy tutor, sports buddy, national security adviser and his secretary of state.

Bush came up with a new designation Wednesday at a dinner in his honor.

“She can be my date,” the president said, reaching out his left hand to touch Rice’s arm as they stood before the cameras at a dinner hosted by Prime Minister John Howard and his wife Janette at their residence, Kirribilli House .

First lady Laura Bush had stayed back in Washington, saying a pinched nerve prevented her from taking long flights.


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America is Beyond Ready for Ron Paul!

by GEF @ 8:52 PM EDT


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Davin Coburn from Popular Mechanics answers 9/11 questions

by Geezer Power …6:01 PM PDT

Two hours before he was to debate a member of “Scholars for 9/11 Truth” on a Seattle radio talk show, a research editor for “Popular Mechanics” magazine pulls out.

Seattle – The magazine Popular Mechanics, which recently released a book slamming the 9/11 Truth movement, cancelled a radio debate Tuesday between one of the book’s contributors and a 9/11 truth activist just two hours before airtime. The debate, planned two weeks in advance, was scheduled to air on the Dori Munson talk radio program on KIRO AM 710, August the 22nd, at 1:00 PM.

Richard Curtis, PhD, an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at several Seattle area colleges and an active member of “Scholars for 9/11 Truth,” was scheduled to debate Davin Coburn, a research editor at Popular Mechanics and one of the contributors to the book Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can’t Stand Up To The Facts, on Munson’s radio show. Munson, furious about the last minute cancellation, said that the books PR firm was responsible for the decision and that none of the contributors to the new book would be allowed on the air with anyone from “Scholars for 9/11 Truth.”

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by- Suzie-Q @ 1:35 PM MST

Not only does McCain call the student a little jerk but he also states in this video that he works 24/7…

Please, someone, take Insane McCain to a nursing home!  LOL

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It’s Time to Stop Messing Around

punditman says @ 2:15 EDT: In the sixties there was a slogan: “From protest to Resistance.” Sounds like a good idea…

Why I Am Not Going to the Protest



I am not going to the protest. I am tired of protests: they don’t stop wars. Not protests that are mostly about sign waving and hooking up with friends and strangers and feeling the solidarity and then going back to work or school on Monday. They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.

Sure it FEELS rebellious, these government-permitted, media-ignored, totally predictable rituals-but come on, going to an anti-war protest hasn’t been rebellious since Abbie Hoffman coughed up a fur ball at one in 1968. And in the context of the war on our civil liberties envisioned by Clinton/Reno and executed by your nemesis George W. Bush, they are very, very happy to have you protest and take your name and number. Or force you into a field, or a waiting pen to be locked away until they decide to let you out.

Personally I am tired of marching alongside people wearing masks and carrying signs about stupid Bush when we and everyone we know put together have not been smart enough to stop him. And the Bush bashing only makes the whole parade, err, protest look juvenile to the rest of the world.

Here is what I propose: let’s stop messing around. No more anti-war. Let’s stop the war. No more protest, unless it is part of some huge thing that doesn’t involve business as usual the next day. How do you stop the war? Shut ‘er down. No more business as usual. The target audience: the Democrats, and the presidential candidates who can’t fall over each other fast enough rattling their little Democrat saberettes. (“Bomb Iran? I can top that, let’s bomb PAKISTAN! Take THAT, cowboy!”)

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anthony @ 18:30 BST

By Nick Fagge | Daily Express | Wednesday September 5, 2007

THOUSANDS of illegal immigrants were last night queueing to sneak into Britain – and officials in France are preparing to help them on their way, the Daily Express can reveal.

French politicians are plotting to build a new Sangatte-style camp in the port of Cherbourg in north-west France.

Last night riot police were placed on stand-by as scores of refugees headed to a squalid shanty town in hills overlooking the docks.

The makeshift camp provides an ideal vantage point for the desperate massed hordes to observe ferries that could take them across the Channel to start a new life in Britain. The would-be immigrants, mainly from Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran and Syria, have poured into the Normandy port where ­security is more lax than at Calais 250 miles away.


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U.S. Constitution Could Clear Craig

by- Suzie-Q @ 10:00 AM MST

Senators not subject to arrest while traveling to, from sessions of Congress

WASHINGTON – Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, didn’t have to plead guilty to sex charges stemming from a men’s room encounter with an undercover cop in Minnesota.

All he had to do was hand the police officer a copy of the U.S. Constitution – the document the senator swore to uphold upon first taking office in Congress 27 years earlier.

There is little ambiguity in Article 1: Section 6, which clearly states no member of Congress can be arrested while traveling to or from official session.

Article 1 of the U.S. Constitution says no member of Congress can be arrested while traveling to or from official session except for treason, felony and breach of the peace

Craig was arrested just after 12 noon June 11. He cast a vote on a high-profile cloture motion on the Senate floor at 5:55 p.m. that same day.

This may be what a high-powered legal dream team hired by Craig is telling him now. Late yesterday, Craig’s staff hinted he may not honor his commitment to resign from the Senate effective Sept. 30.

The critical section of the Constitution states: “The Senators and Representatives shall receive a compensation for their services, to be ascertained by law, and paid out of the treasury of the United States. They shall in all cases, except treason, felony and breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any speech or debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other place.”


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by- Suzie-Q @ 9:28 AM MST

From Americablog:

CNN’s Barbara Starr has been breathlessly reporting the news that a B-52, loaded with nuclear warheads, flew across the country last week — without anyone’s knowledge. It has caused quite a stir in the military. Starr reports that Bush had to be informed about the mistake. Here’s an NBC report:

An Air Force squadron commander has been relieved of his command after five nuclear weapons were mistakenly loaded aboard a B-52 and flown cross-country from North Dakota to Louisiana last week, NBC News reported.

Five 150-kiloton warheads were attached to cruise missiles that were flown from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana to be dismantled, but they should have been removed, according to officials.

Military officials insist the warheads remained “under control” at all times and did not pose a danger.

That’s comforting.

More information as it becomes available.


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Why Bush Can Get Away with Attacking Iran

Sudhan@12:00 CET
The CounterPunch, September 4, 2007

When Wishful Thinking Replaces Resistance


Many people in the antiwar movement try to reassure themselves: Bush cannot possibly attack Iran. He does not have the means to do so, or, perhaps, even he is not foolish enough to engage in such an enterprise. Various particular reasons are put forward, such as: If he attacks, the Shiites in Iraq will cut the US supply lines. If he attacks, the Iranians will block the Straits of Ormuz or will unleash dormant terrorist networks worldwide. Russia won’t allow such an attack. China won’t allow it — they will dump the dollar. The Arab world will explode.

All this is doubtful. The Shiites in Iraq are not simply obedient to Iran. If they don’t rise against the United States when their own country is occupied (or if don’t rise very systematically), they are not likely to rise against the US if a neighboring country is attacked. As for blocking the Straits or unleashing terrorism, this will just be another justification for more bombing of Iran. After all, a main casus belli against Iran is, incredibly, that it supposedly helps the resistance against U.S. troops in Iraq, as if those troops were at home there. If that can work as an argument for bombing Iran, then any counter-measure that Iran might take will simply “justify” more bombing, possibly nuclear. Iran is strong in the sense that it cannot be invaded, but there is little it can do against long range bombing, accompanied by nuclear threats.

Continued . . .

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