Friday, February 02, 2007

Boston Goes Beserk

Two men were arrested in conjunction with the melee that brought Boston to it's knees yesterday. The chaos was caused by Boston authorities over-reacting to an ad campaign promoting a cartoon show. During the 'news conference' where the media tried to portray them as playing a hoax, the two young guys made fools of the press that have helped the city of Boston make this event into a serious matter.

The only thing that is serious about yesterday was that the police and the press in Boston 'blew' a cartoon promo way out of proportion. Perhaps they should see how we handled the advertisements here in New York and several other cities. Another serious matter to be discussed are the hair-styles of the 1970s, watch below to join in.

Another Day, Another Lie

It is a full-time job to take account for all the lies that George W Bush tells the American people and the world. This post will just cover one of the big whoppers. So, remember when Bush said that he was sending an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq for his unwinnable war? Well he wasn't telling the whole truth. See those 21,500 combat troops need support, which comes to an additional 26,500 men and women being ripped from their families and sent to Iraq.

DefenseTech has more:

President Bush and his new military chiefs have been saying for nearly a month that they would "surge" an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq, in a last, grand push to quell the violence in Baghdad and in Anbar Province. But a new study by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office says the real troop increase could be as high as 48,000 -- more than double the number the President initially said.

That's because the combat units that President Bush wants to send into hostile areas need to be backed up by support troops, "including personnel to staff headquarters, serve as military police, and provide communications, contracting, engineering, intelligence, medical, and other services," the CBO notes.

I have never expected the President to be honest about anything. This is just one more piece of evidence to get rid of Bush as soon as possible. The country can not take this much longer.

Surgery Stat!

Two days ago I had my knee operated on. They went in and stitched the medial meniscus in my right knee. I was knocked out for a couple hours and when I came to, I experienced the worst pain I've felt in all 26 years of my life and continue feeling to this moment. Now I'm looking forward to a slow but steady three month recovery, hopefully without the crutches in a month or so.

Understandably I haven't done much on the computer so the blog has been empty since Tuesday. I've tried to keep up with the news but I'm only getting bits and pieces. One thing that does remain constant is the need to IMPEACH George Bush. I've watched the buffoons on cable news parrot GWB's talking points and my heroes Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert dissect the idiocy of it all the last two nights. So there is still more surgery to be done, and that is at the White House. The Congress must act as soon as possible because waiting this Presidency out is unacceptable, the pain is too great for our nation.


Bush doesn't have a clue, he is becoming the most politically-isolated idiot on the planet.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Spitzer Scorns Sheldon Silver

Almost everything that our new Governor does fills me with hope for our state that has been mired in muck for so long. From ethics reform to increased health care and education, Eliot has shown he is the man.

Yesterday he also showed that he has no love for the corrupt Sheldon Silver while giving his education reform speech.

From the NY Daily News:

The prepared text handed out before Gov. Spitzer's education reform speech included the following nosegay to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, with whom he has been feuding over the selection of a new controller:

One of the core features of our new Four Year Investment Plan will be to establish universal access to quality pre-kindergarten education – something that has been a priority of Speaker Silver for many years.

As delivered, however, Spitzer omitted the second part of that sentence -- sending a murmur through the press corps. One reporter quipped that Silver must have made up his mind to ignore Spitzer's advice and elect an Assembly Democrat to the controller's job instead of one of the outsiders recommended by an expert panel.

Could it just be one of those random coincidences? Perhaps Eliot had a momentary flash of blindness. My thought is that was absolutely hysterical, job well done in my book!

Obama Creates His Own Campaign Posters

For your ration of mid-day humor, take a look at this Obama spoof, thanks to Kos for posting it:

How Old Is Andrew Sullivan?

I know the guy is a bit shiny on top but the words that come out of his mouth say otherwise. His latest commentary makes him look more like the age of a kindergardener. The last time I used the word 'cootie' was around age 9 so we'll give him the age range of five to nine.

So what is this latest commentary you ask? Nothing other than what he thinks of Hillary Clinton running for President of the United States. You know, when I sit down and decide on who I want to represent our country around the world and provide for a nation of 300 million by faithfully executing the laws of the country, my first thought is if they have cooties. Don't we all?

From Media Matters:

MITCHELL: Bottom line. We put it to the "Matthews Meter," 12 of our regular panelists. "Can the Clintons stop Obama before the primaries?" This one is not even close. By 11 to 1, the panel says Obama cannot be stopped. Andrew, that's the bottom line for you as well?

SULLIVAN: Well, I just think as a candidate, he's so fresher than Hillary, that she harkens back to the '90s. I think she's been a very sensible senator. I think, in fact, it's hard to disagree with her on the war. But when I see her again, all my -- all the cootie vibes --


SULLIVAN: -- sort of resurrect themselves.

Forget her positions on domestic and foreign policy, the fifteen years of national political experience and dealing with the evil Republican trolls in Congress, especially Newt Gringrich. When it comes down to it for Andrew, it is about cooties.

Religious Nuts Are Ruining Our Country

We all know that Republicans like to take credit for being the caretakers of 'American, Judeo-Christian-style morality in our country. Yet case after case shows that the only morality they act out of is their own fear.

Imagine being a young woman walking to your car and a man jumps out at you, drags you off the street and rapes you behind an intersection. It is one of the most traumatic things one person can do to assert power over another human being. Only in the case of a particular woman in Tampa on Saturday night this was only the beginning of her nightmare.

The hospital had done a standard exam and prescribed her a morning-after pill, followed by the police coming in to do their standard investigation. When they pulled up her record a paperwork-snafu from four years ago showed she had an arrest warrant for not providing resitution in a case as a juvenile.

So what did the cops do? Vigoriously work to find the rapist and bring him to justice? No, instead they hauled her off to jail:

...the woman was put in handcuffs and taken to jail. She was not allowed bond, and the medical staff at the jail refused to give her the Morning After Pill even though it had been prescribed at the hospital.

"The medical supervisor would not allow her to take the pill because she said it was against her, the supervisor's, religion. So, here we have a medical supervisor imposing her beliefs on a rape victim," claimed the victim's attorney Virlyn Moore. "As a human being, how someone could be so violated by this monster and then the system comes along and rapes her again psychologically and emotionally - it's outrageous and unconscionable."

So a rapist now runs free while the raw trauma of a rape is compounded by the 'morality' of the prison' medical staff. Who are they to deny her the rights of an American citizen? How is it that religious beliefs can be imposed on another in a public institution, especially that of a rape victim? This is a phenomenon that needs to be stopped cold in it's tracks. If an individual does not believe in secondary contraception, then don't take it for yourself. But in America, that is where it should stop. We are a land that was founded with liberty in mind, not religious persecution of others.

Late Night Music Video

Graham Nash performed this amazing song for the Democratic National Convention held in Chicago in 1968. It seems like the perfect video for the incredible amount of people that showed up in Washington this past Saturday to protest Bush and his despicable war.

The Real John McCain

I have written about McCain before regarding his hypocritical ways, yet Robert Greenwald and Cliff Schecter just gave me another reason to post on the topic. There is a new short flick showing how McCain has a pattern of saying one thing and then saying the opposite. Other times he says one thing and acts contrarily.

From the site:

I am happy to announce, that in partnership with my good pal and all-around fantastic guy, filmmaker Robert Greenwald (and his awesome staff at Brave New Films), I have started a blog to track the doings of currently right-wing, flip-flopping suck-up John McCain (I was only blogging for half a dozen sites, and that is just not enough!). It is called The Real McCain, and can be found at If you go there, you can also find Robert's new short film showing what a debased man-of-no-principle McCain is. Robert will be coming out with a series of these short films.

Feast your eyes on this and make sure to send it to all your friends, including the ones on the other side of the political spectrum.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Protester gives it to Lieberman over Katrina!

After last week's SoTU and Bush failing to mention Katrina and the victims in the Gulf area even once, we still have people who claim ignorance. Representatives in the area and out should not be throwing accountablity to the wayside. This means you Mary Landrieu (D?-LA), this means you Joe Lieberman (CfL, GOP)! Lieberman was scorned today in a Committee meeting by a protestor that cares about the affected areas, unlike Lieberman with his lack of action.

This story has been mentioned many times before but needs to be reiterated until people get it through their thick heads that action must be taken. The prelude to the Hurricane and mismanagement surrounding that is terrible. Yet to ignore the aftermath and not hold people accountable is much worse.

Citizens are not having this, including the protestor in today's Senate meeting:

Barack sounded pissed yet the actions of the two Senators sitting beside him are nothing more than shameful. The words of the brave man in the gallery are incredibly more profound than those uttered for political gain that hold elected office. He shouted and held a cloth sign that read "PROBE THE WHITE HOUSE." The un-named protestor was led out of the hearing, treated relatively well and not hand-cuffed. He told CNN that he wants Lieberman to do more to question the White House.

That is exactly what needs to be done, yet no one has the brass to stand up to the President besides uttering a weak word or two. What needs to happen is action, and we haven't seen anything yet. The CfL Senator has no intention of holding anyone accountable. Like most rubber-stamp Republicans, he is willing and able to join that chorus in supporting the White House and recently came out to support the GOP in 2008.

Bush Is A Rat

A giant, scum-sucking, disease-infested, scary-looking rat in fact. I am sick of him for many, many reasons, but the one that irkes me at the moment is his steadfast resolution to keep the misnomer of the Democratic party. The President lied to NPR today when questioned on his insistence on not using the 'ic' in Democratic.

President Bush said Monday he wasn't trying to disparage the party now running Congress by referring to it as the ''Democrat majority'' -- as opposed to the ''Democratic majority'' -- in his State of the Union speech.

''That was an oversight,'' Bush said in an interview with National Public Radio. ''I mean, I'm not trying to needle.''

Bush's dropping of the ''ic'' at the end of the word prompted grumbling by Democrats that he purposely got their name wrong.

Give me a break, this shit isn't new. Reagan disparaged the Democratic party this way and so does the man that can't even properly emulate that buffoon. Bush claims he didn't even know he had done it, yet went on to say that he makes errors all the time. Well we know he slips up everytime he walks and/or talks but this one is on purpose.

Despite apologizing, the show keeps going on:

Bush plans to speak to the House Democratic Caucus at its conference this weekend in Virginia.

On the president's schedule, that event is referred to as the ''House Democrat Conference.''

At least the press is catching on to his trickery. If only they could push him on the more important issues of the day, then we would be getting somewhere.

Air America Radio Flying Higher

The answer to vicious right-wing radio, Air America Radio, has been saved today from it's financial hardships by a Manhattan real estate developer. The embattled network has seen some hard times but is on the rebound now after being purchased following their Chapter 11 bankruptcy late last year.

From the AP:

Air America Radio, a liberal talk radio network, said Monday that it had reached a tentative agreement to be sold to the founder of a New York area real estate company. The network also said that Al Franken, its longtime headline personality, would depart next month.

The agreement with Stephen Green, the founder and chairman of SL Green Realty Corp., appears to rescue the struggling network, which has been seeking a buyer since last fall when it filed for bankruptcy reorganization after reaching an impasse with one of its creditors.

No terms of the sale agreement were disclosed. Any sale would have to be approved by the bankruptcy court.

Green is the brother of Mark Green, a longtime New York politician who has also appeared frequently as a guest on Air America Radio.

It is about time someone stood up for this brave network that has weathered a barrage of right-wing attacks. Despite the turbulence of the last two and a half years, Air America is still beloved by many and deserves to stay up in the air and listened to by the many that seek truthiness on the radio.

As Al Franken leaves to run for the U.S. Senate against freshman incumbent Norm Coleman in Minnesota, the network takes a new direction this year flush with cash and budding talent.

Spitzer Introduces Common Sense To New York

Governor Spitzer wrote an Op-Ed in today's Daily News which called for a change in the way government does business in the Empire State. For too long cronyism and corruption have ruled the land in the favor of 'politics' over sensibility. The new Governor has shown this month that things are changing (for the better) and there is more change to come.

From the Op-Ed:

New governors from California to New Jersey have cut spending and reordered priorities in recent years in an attempt to get their states on a path toward stability and prosperity. People were uncomfortable with these actions at first, but later saw that change was necessary and beneficial.

We must do the same thing in New York, but it will be harder than in other states because we've put off tough decisions for years. Our budgeting often has been driven by politics instead of common sense. We've made commitments that drive billions of dollars into ineffective programs that benefit the few at the expense of the many.

Right on Governor! It is time to help all of New York rather than politically connected few. Spitzer goes on to talk about how health care and education policy will change to help those in need. These decisions will hurt some since they have been pigging out at the budget table for so long. Nevertheless, it is time for the few to be cut off and the many to get their fair share.

Bush Escalates With Iran

Any sane person who can evaluate the United States' situation in the Middle East would tell you that it would be delusional to go to war with Iran and think they had a fighting chance. Yet the great decider is choosing to do just that.

With a military that is stretched thin in Iraq and across the globe, George is increasing the violent rhetoric against the Shiite theocracy that is Iran. The President is absolutely mad about war and when things aren't going his way, he will say and do things that make geopolitical analysts and diplomats cringe.

Here's the latest from the Houston Chronicle:

WASHINGTON — Deeply distrustful of Iran, President Bush said Monday "we will respond firmly" if Tehran escalates its military actions in Iraq and threatens American forces or Iraqi citizens.

Bush's warning was the latest move in a bitter and more public standoff between the United States and Iran. The White House expressed skepticism about Iran's plans to greatly expand its economic and military ties with Iraq. The United States has accused Iran of supporting terrorism in Iraq and supplying weapons to kill American forces.

"If Iran escalates its military actions in Iraq to the detriment of our troops and - or innocent Iraqi people, we will respond firmly," Bush said in an interview with National Public Radio.

To say this man is ignorant of the realities on the ground over there would be putting it lightly. While Generals quit/resign left and right, Bush continues to believe that we can undertake a successful war against Iran. All I can say is God help us all if he launches an attack.

Hannity Picks On Jane Fonda: Big Surprise

This week's installment of 'Enemy of the State' recently re-named as 'Enemy of the Week' chose Jane Fonda to be called out for her un-American activities by Mr. America Sean Hannity (yeah right!). Apparently protesting against the government is frowned upon in the eyes of the douchebag from Fox News (my apologies to douchebags).

I would link you to his commentary, but then I'd be giving traffic to Fox News and that is just not cool. If you need to hear the vile putrid garbage that spews from his mouth, then go right ahead and listen. All I needed to do was hear about it second-hand.