Archive for February 17th, 2008


by Geezer Power ….8:35 pm

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So Hap-Hap-Happy Together

by Bob Cesca @ 9:38 PM (EST)

Remember this Bush-McCain moment?

This August 29, 2005 scene took place while Hurricane Katrina was destroying a large section of a major American city. Fun!

[August 29] 7:30 AM CDT — BUSH ADMINISTRATION NOTIFIED OF THE LEVEE BREACH: The administration finds out that a levee in New Orleans was breached. On this day, 28 “government agencies, from local Louisiana parishes to the White House, [reported that] that New Orleans levees” were breached.



Let them eat it!

Cross posted at Bob Cesca’s Goddamn Awesome Blog! GO!

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by Geezer Power ….3:44 pm

What is it that you don’t understand about the 10,000,000 page NIST report


Pomaroo sets up a BBC debate that includes Arthur Scheuerman

The BBC is planning a follow-up to the documentary on 9/11, concentrating on the collapse of WTC 7. The producer wants to use parts of a ‘Hardfire’ debate. I am planning to tape on February 26, and I assume that I will feature the redoubtable Mark Roberts and retired FDNY battalion chief Arthur Scheuerman for the rationalist side.

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‘Dodgy dossier’ was ‘wrong’, its author says

Sudhan @20:25 CET

Ian Griggs and Brian Brady | The Independent, Sunday, 17 February 2008

The government official who wrote the first draft of the “dodgy dossier” that helped propel Britain into war in Iraq today admits, “We were wrong.”

John Williams, a former Foreign Office aide, said last night that publication of his document would expose how members of Tony Blair’s team were locked in a mindset that made military action inevitable.

On Wednesday, ministers will hit a deadline for publishing the 2002 document, after years of resistance.

The Williams draft was written in September 2002, only days after Mr Blair, then Prime Minister, announced that the Government would publish a dossier of intelligence showing that Saddam Hussein threatened the world with his weapons.

The draft was not disclosed at the Hutton inquiry into the death in 2003 of the former Iraq arms inspector David Kelly. The scientist had suggested the dossier was exaggerated to justify the UK joining the 2003 invasion.

Continued . . .

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Write Your Captions For These Photos…

By- Suzie-Q @ 11:45 AM MST

Photo # 1-

President Bush and Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete sign the Millennium Challenge Compact agreement during a ceremony at the Tanzanian State House in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008. The pact pledges $700 million to help the infrastructure of the country. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)

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President Bush and Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete toast at the social dinner held at the State House in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Afternoon Jukebox… Dreams

By- Suzie-Q @ 11:30 AM MST

Fleetwood Mac – Dreams

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McCain Changes His Story On Tax Cuts

By- Suzie-Q @ 10:30 AM MST

New McCain Rips Old McCain’s Argument That Bush Tax Cuts Benefit The ‘Wealthy’

On ABC’s This Week today, host George Stephanopoulos asked Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) about Democratic proposals to protect “middle-income Americans” and “only raise” taxes “on the wealthy.” In response, McCain bristled at Stephanopoulos’s distinction, mockingly warning against rhetoric that talks about “who the, quote, ‘wealthy’ are in America”:

MCCAIN: But more importantly, we’ll argue about whether we should increase your taxes or decrease them. Obviously, I’m for decreases in taxes. Maybe Americans want their taxes increased. We’ll argue about…

STEPHANOPOULOS: … for middle-income Americans, only raise them on the wealthy?

MCCAIN: Oh, yes, sure, the wealthy, the wealthy. Always be interested in when people talk about who the, quote, “wealthy” are in America. I find it interesting.

Now that he has to court the hardline anti-tax factions of the conservative movement, McCain is changing his story on tax policy. In 2000, 2001, and 2003, McCain was one of the people “interested” in talking about “who the, quote, ‘wealthy’ are in America” when he argued against Bush’s tax cuts that “mostly benefit the wealthy“:


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