Archive for January 19th, 2008

Is There A Judge In The House? LOL

By- Suzie-Q @ 5:15 PM MST

McCain wants polls to stay open later…wants court order

by GottaLaff · Saturday January 19, 03:40 PM

It’s because of all those problems in South Carolina:

A top backer for John McCain’s presidential bid tells CNN the Arizona senator’s campaign is seeking a court order to extend voting in Horry County by one hour, after learning voting machines in this eastern part of the state were malfunctioning on primary day.

State Rep. Tracey Edge, R-Myrtle Beach, said the campaign was trying to find a circuit court judge to issue the ruling.

“We are seeking an order to extend the voting time, because of reported and publicized information that people were turned away from the polls,” Edge said.

When the Dems went to court, Bush became president.

The McCain campaign Saturday was telling supporters residing in this county to make sure their vote was counted.

Sound familiar?

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Evening Jukebox… Imagine

By- Suzie-Q @ 5:00 PM MST

John Lennon- Imagine

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Intelligent Cartoons… What a Concept!!

GEF @ 9:08 AM

Pinky Show

The Iraq War: Legal or Illegal?

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The Price of America’s Patronage

anthony @ 13:25 GMT

Pakistan has paid dearly for America’s most generous and tragic patronage

By Roger Morris | War in Context | January 17, 2008

Benazir Bhutto was a precocious 23-year-old in 1976 when she noticed Army Chief of Staff Mohammed Zia ul-Haq come and go at the office of her father, Pakistani prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. “A short, nervous, ineffectual-looking man,” she remembered the general, “whose pomaded hair was parted in the middle and lacquered to his head.” Along with the hair, Gen. Zia’s thick mustache and diffident manner seemed to Islamabad politicians a Punjabi version of English comedian Terry Thomas. “Bhutto’s butler” they called him.

General Muhammad Zia-Ul-HaqThen, suddenly, in July 1977, Gen. Zia was no longer amusing when his junta arrested Mr. Bhutto and his cabinet, and imposed martial law. There followed more than a decade of military tyranny as Pakistan became, in Salman Rushdie’s phrase, “a nightmarish land.” That era and its sequels would be the setting of Benazir Bhutto’s political career, climaxing in her assassination Dec. 27. She was emblematic of her country’s nightmare, and of the tortuous role the United States played in it. It is a history – forgotten, denied – that haunts us all.

Benazir was a year old in 1954 as Washington adopted Pakistan as its Cold War client, lavishing the first of what would be billions of dollars on a military that by the end of the 1950s seized power amid the country’s chronic poverty and hostility with India. It was cozy, enduring patronage. Pentagon and CIA men shared with their Pakistani peers an occupational contempt for non-alignment and the hindrance of democratic politics.

By 1959, the CIA had stationed an agent in Karachi to advise Pakistani generals on public relations practices that would be enabling military dictatorships to claim legitimacy nearly a half-century later. (more…)

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On the ground in NH: Recount Update

anthony @ 13:02 GMT

Bev Harris | Op-Ed News | Friday, January 18, 2008

Writing this last night, I was quite tired. I will post photos – the slits are not “through the box” in the sense that they are in the middle of the cardboard. They deliver the ballots in a variety of cardboard boxes. The lid of the cardboard box is taped and has various seals on it, some old, from using the box before, some new. The slits cut through any tape or seals. They don’t cut into the cardboard itself, and I’m going to edit the post above to clarify that.

The other thing that isn’t clear from the above post is the timing. (more…)

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House of Cards: Built on Sand!

GEF @ 6:08 AM MST

House of Cards: Built on Sand!

“The End of an Empire always comes when it’s currency is destroyed…”

Ron Paul – House of Cards

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