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Rush Limbaugh Incites Civil War in America!

GEF @ 5:38 PM MST

This is a Clear National Security Threat! – Ahem Mr. Chertoff is your ‘Gut’ Alert ?

Rush Incites Democrat Vs Republican Civil War. Good for you Rush…We need a nice GOPer purging in this country.

Limbaugh: “Riot In Denver!”

Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh called for Democrats to riot in Denver at the Democratic National Convention in August. Local news outlets were understandably appalled.

I can’t imagine the media firestorm if an Obama supporter advocated violence at a political convention or at any other gathering. Fox News would be playing that nonstop, Hannity would have a field day.

So, should we start holding all politicians and media blowhards to the same standard?

I want to know whether John McCain or any of his people are regular Rush Limbaugh listeners. I want to ask the people in his campaign: “How could you sit and listen to that show for 20 years, knowing that these were the types of views that Mr. Limbaugh subscribed to?”

Limbaugh will of course get a pass because he’s conservative and he’s white. He can incite violence and use emotional or shock rhetoric to make his point and the country either gives him a pass or pats him on the back and asks him onto the Sunday news shows to expand on his “ideas.”

Meantime, the media waits for another gotcha story on Obama or Hillary.

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The alarmed Denver ABC affiliate reported on the story Thursday morning:

[Limbaugh] said the riots would ensure a Democrat is not elected as president, and his listeners have a responsibility to make sure the riots happen. “Riots in Denver, at the Democrat Convention, would see to it that we don’t elect Democrats,” Limbaugh said during Wednesday’s radio broadcast. He then went on to say that’s the best thing that could happen to the country. Limbaugh cited Al Sharpton, saying the Barack Obama supporter threatened to superdelegates that “there’s going to be trouble” if the presidency is taken from Obama.”

But neither Sharpton, nor any Democrat, has advocated violence.

Limbaugh later backpedaled from his statements when callers to his show complained. “I’m not inspiring or inciting,” he said, “I am dreaming of riots in Denver.”

He also then tried to foist his idea of rioting at the convention onto Democrats. “There won’t be riots at our [Republican] convention,” he said. “We [Republicans] don’t riot. We don’t burn our cars. We don’t burn down our houses. We don’t kill our children. We don’t do half the things the American left does.”

FACT: Most multiple family member Homicides/Suicides are committed by ‘White Republican’ males just like Rush..

It must be all the illegal drugs talking hey Limbaugh ?

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By- Suzie-Q @ 5:35 PM MST

As Sadr Threatens Full-Scale War, McCain Says He Is ‘Rather Pleased’»

The AP reports today that as a result of Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki’s recent offensive against Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s militia, Sadr may “set aside his political ambitions” and restart “a full-scale fight against U.S.-led forces.” The violence would likely show “potentially disastrous security implications” across the country.

But Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is happy with the outcome. In a blogger conference call today, he said the results in Basra and southern Iraq were a “pleasant turn of events” in his view. Sadr, McCain says, is now marginalized. The bloggers reported on McCain’s responses:

Hot Air: It’s a “pleasant turn of events.” We’ve been pressing Maliki for action, and he persevered through some setbacks to success. Basra now is under Maliki’s control, and it has united the central government. Sadr is marginalized. “Overall, I’m rather pleased.”

Commentary
: He described the outcome as a “pleasant turn of events” and said that Prime Minister Maliki “surprised us all.” McCain conceded that there were setbacks at first, but said that with limited American support the Iraqi army has wrested control of Basra from the Sadrites.

Sadr is hardly marginalized; in fact, the opposite is likely true. As the AP notes, Sadr still commands at least 60,000 fighters — “5,000 thought to be highly trained commandos” — and he is “emboldened by its strong resistance to an Iraqi-led crackdown.”

It’s unclear what McCain is “rather pleased” about. Contrary to the “limited” role McCain saw, U.S. soldiers on the ground reported they bore the brunt of the responsibility when assisting Iraqi forces. Some estimates say roughly 400 civilians have been killed, including several Americans soldiers dying in the Green Zone.

Tony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies explained that Sadr’s bloc will remain a formidable force in Iraq:

[Sadr’s militia] will be a major political force in any future elections regardless of whether Sadr survives, Sadrists are allowed to run, or the elections are fair or partly rigged. No one in Iraq goes quietly into that great night.

McCain has repeatedly misstated the outcome of the events in southern Iraq, for example, falsely claiming that Sadr “declared the ceasefire.” But, as he admitted last week when lauding the operation against Sadr, “Maybe I’m digging for the pony here.”

UpdateMore on the Sadr surge in today’s Progress Report.

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Evening Jukebox… River Of Dreams

By- Suzie-Q @ 5:30 PM MST

Billy Joel- River Of Dreams

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Are YOU Better Off Than Eight Years Ago?

By- Suzie-Q @ 10:00 AM MST

The announcement got buried in the avalanche of news coverage ahead of Tuesday’s Democratic primary in Pennsylvania. But on the same day that Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton finished another lap in their slog for the nomination, the national Democratic Party launched its first television ad against the man one of them will face in November.

The 30-second spot, which will air for three weeks on CNN and MSNBC and targets John McCain‘s economic views, reflects a growing sense among Democratic leaders that the prolonged nomination fight is giving Senator McCain a free pass for too long.

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By- Suzie-Q @ 7:30 AM MST

Slammer For Snipes: 36 Months In Prison

TRAVIS REED | April 24, 2008 10:25 PM EST | AP

OCALA, Fla. — Wesley Snipes called on famous friends to vouch for him, highlighted his clean criminal record and even wrote the government $5 million in checks _ all in an effort to convince a judge that his conviction on tax charges should cost him nothing more than home detention and some public service announcements.

None of it worked. The “Blade” actor was ordered to do hard time.

Snipes was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday for failing to file tax returns, the maximum penalty _ and a victory for prosecutors who sought to make an example of the action star.

Snipes’ lawyers had spent much of the day in court offering dozens of letters from family members, friends _ even fellow actors Woody Harrelson and Denzel Washington _ attesting to his good character. His attorneys recommended he be given home detention and ordered to make public service announcements because his three convictions were all misdemeanors and the actor had no previous criminal record.

But U.S. District Judge William Terrell Hodges said Snipes exhibited a “history of contempt over a period of time” for U.S. tax laws, and granted prosecutors the three-year sentence they requested _ one year for each of Snipes’ convictions of willfully failing to file a tax return from 1999-2001.

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