Archive for February 27th, 2008

Diebold Accidently Leaks Nov 2008 Election Results!

GEF @ 8:08 PM MST

Diebold Accidently Leaks Nov 2008 Election Results!


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Charlie Rose – An hour with William F. Buckley, Jr.

by Geezer Power ….2:49 pm

William F Buckley Jr: A retrospective…We take a look at the conversations we have had on this program, including the most recent one.
Fox News Version

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

William Buckley shakes President Bush’s hand.

NEW YORK — William F. Buckley Jr., the erudite Ivy Leaguer and conservative herald who showered huge and scornful words on liberalism as he observed, abetted and cheered on the right’s post-World War II rise from the fringes to the White House, died Wednesday. He was 82.

This is the media spin that is used by Bu$hco instead of a simple (Rest in Peace) to the most outspoken and eloquent representative of conservatism of our times.
Whether you are a Liberal, Conservative, or just a free thinker, he is a man to be admired and above all respected. Here is an artical that shows how popular Duhhbya is with defenders of Conservative thought. It was aired on CBS on July 22, 2006 and had two videos (now missing) of the interview where Buckley says that Bush is not a true conservative.

Buckley: Bush Not A True Conservative

President Bush ran for office as a “compassionate conservative.” And he continues to nurture his conservative base — even issuing his first veto this week against embryonic stem cell research.
But lately his foreign policy has come under fire from some conservatives — including the father of modern conservatism, William F. Buckley.
CBS Evening News Saturday anchor Thalia Assuras sat down for an exclusive interview with Buckley about his disagreements with President Bush.
Buckley’s Stamford, Conn., home is a tranquil place that allows Buckley to think, write and spend time with his canine companion, Sebastian. “He’s practically always with me,” Buckley says.

Buckley finds himself parting ways with President Bush, whom he praises as a decisive leader but admonishes for having strayed from true conservative principles in his foreign policy.
In particular, Buckley views the three-and-a-half-year Iraq War as a failure.
“If you had a European prime minister who experienced what we’ve experienced it would be expected that he would retire or resign,” Buckley says.

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Questions For Tim Russert

by Bob Cesca @ 1:57 PM (EST)

Throughout the last seven years, we’ve observed the very serious traditional media reacting to what many perceive as a bias of all varieties: from a liberal bias, to an anti-liberal bias, to facts proving that some reporters were actually paid to be Bush White House propagandists. According to several very serious traditional media people, the anti-liberal bias — the White House cheerleading — has been a direct reaction to the far-right’s accusations of a so-called liberal media bias.

So the very serious people who run the very serious networks and publications have deliberately manufactured what they consider to be very serious “balance” and “fairness.” But it’s artificial and misleading. For instance, when the Republicans were (and still are) boogie boarding through an ocean filled with lobbyist cash and Astroglide, the traditional media felt that, on balance, they needed to continually repeat the relatively insignificant story about that one Democratic congressman who was keeping some unsavory cash stored inside his mini-fridge.

That’s not balance — it’s pandering to the far-right.

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


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Britons Thought Earthquake Was Al-Qaeda Attack

anthony @ 19:50 GMT

Some residents feared terrorists had launched deadly assault on council estate in nondescript northern town of Hull

Paul Joseph Watson | Prison Planet | Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

A minor earthquake that hit Britain last night, causing little damage and just a handful of injuries, provoked hysterical people across the country to fear that Al-Qaeda terrorists had launched an attack on their houses.

During an interview with a BBC News crew, one eyewitness shared his initial fear – that the earthquake was a terrorist attack. Watch the clip. Similar sentiments were expressed in other reports following the tremor.

Since earthquakes and even rarer geological events such as lightning strikes kill an infinite number more westerners than terrorists do, why on earth would anyone mistake a minor earthquake for an Al-Qaeda attack?

Why would terrorists be interested in attacking a council estate in the nondescript northern town of Hull? (more…)

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“Primitive” Email System…

By- Suzie-Q @ 12:15 PM MST

Expert: White House Had “Primitive” Email Setup

A computer expert who worked at the White House provided the first inside look at its e-mail system Tuesday, calling it a “primitive” setup that created a “high” risk that data would be lost.

Steven McDevitt’s written statements placed on the public record at a congressional hearing asserted that a study by White House technical staff in October 2005 turned up an estimated 1,000 days on which e-mail was missing….

McDevitt’s statements detailed shortcomings that he said have plagued the White House e-mail system for six years. He declared that:

_The White House had no complete inventory of e-mail files.

_There was no automatic system to ensure that e-mails were archived and preserved.

_Until mid-2005 the e-mail system had serious security flaws, in which “everyone” on the White House computer network had access to e-mail. McDevitt wrote that the “potential impact” of the security flaw was that there was no way to verify that retained data had not been modified.

You can see McDevitt’s full answers here (pdf).

Remember that as The Washington Post outlined last month, the Bush Administration managed to dismantle the Clinton Administration’s email archive system without replacing it with anything at all.

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Afternoon Jukebox… Take Me Home Tonight

By- Suzie-Q @ 12:00 PM MST

Eddie Money- Take Me Home Tonight

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William F. Buckley Jr. Is Dead at 82

anthony @ 18:15 GMT

Vidal and Buckley, 1968

Noam Chomsky vs. William F. Buckley Debate : Part 1 of 2

By DOUGLAS MARTIN | NYT | Published: February 27, 2008

William F. Buckley Jr., who marshaled polysyllabic exuberance, famously arched eyebrows and a refined, perspicacious mind to elevate conservatism to the center of American political discourse, died Wednesday at his home in Stamford, Conn.

Mr Buckley, 82, suffered from diabetes and emphysema, his son Christopher said, although the exact cause of death was not immediately known. He was found at his desk in the study of his home, his son said. “He might have been working on a column,” Mr. Buckley said.

Mr. Buckley’s winningly capricious personality, replete with ten-dollar words and a darting tongue writers loved to compare with an anteater’s, hosted one of television’s longest-running programs, “Firing Line,” and founded and shepherded the influential conservative magazine, “National Review.”

He also found time to write at least 45 books, ranging from sailing odysseys to spy novels to celebrations of his own dashing daily life, and edit five more. He published a book-length history of the magazine in 2007. (more…)

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Ready For $4.00/Gallon Gas America?

By- Suzie-Q @ 9:00 AM MST

Gas Prices Soar, Posing a Threat to Family Budget

Gasoline prices, which for months lagged behind the big run-up in the price of oil, are suddenly rising quickly, with some experts saying they could approach $4 a gallon by spring. Diesel is hitting new records daily, and oil settled at a record high of $100.88 a barrel on Tuesday.

The increases could not come at a worse time for the economy. With growth slowing, energy increases that were once easily absorbed by consumers are now more likely to act as a drag on household budgets, leaving people with less money to spend elsewhere. These costs could worsen the nation’s economic woes, piling a fresh energy shock on top of the turmoil in credit and housing.

“The effect of high oil prices today could be the difference between having a recession and not having a recession,” said Kenneth S. Rogoff, a Harvard economist.

The depth of the nation’s economic problems became clearer Tuesday with the release of figures showing that prices at the producer level rose 1 percent in January from December, driven in large measure by energy costs. Compared with a year ago, prices were up 7.4 percent, the worst producer price inflation in the United States since 1981.


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What Are Your Thoughts About The Debate Last Night?

By- Suzie-Q @ 7:00 AM MST

Ohio Democratic Debate On MSNBC: Highlights, Video

The Campaign Spin: From Obama campaign manager David Plouffe:

“Tonight, Barack Obama showed why he’s the one candidate who has the judgment to serve as Commander-in-Chief and can draw a clear contrast on foreign policy with John McCain. Barack Obama opposed this war in Iraq from the start, and said that it would distract us from the terrorists in Afghanistan. When he is President, he will end this war, take the fight to al Qaeda, restore respect for America in the world, and bring this country together to deliver the kind of change that will help struggling families afford health care, stay in their homes, and send their children to college.”

From Clinton backer and Ohio Governor Ted Strickland:

“Hillary Clinton showed Ohioans again tonight why she is uniquely qualified to be president and begin turning our economy around on her first day in office. Hillary is the fighter, the doer and the champion Ohio’s working families need. No one is better prepared to deliver quality, affordable health care for every American and lead our country as commander in chief.”


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