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Bush Goes Jogging With War Vet in “Bladerunner”

Posted in Latest Comics, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 29th, 2006 3:33 pm by HL

This is a 8 part comic

Bush jogs with legless veteran.

See the Rest of The Strip Here


Video: Ned Lamonts New Campaign Commercial

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on June 28th, 2006 11:29 am by HL

Connecticut Blog
Ned Lamonts new campaign commerical is out in Connecticut, View it below. He is making the Lieberman campaign very nervous.

Vote for Ned Lamont

Lamonts New Commercial


News: Marine Recruiter in Fahrenheit 9/11 Killed in Iraq, Republicans Main Campaign Talking Points…

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 28th, 2006 11:18 am by HL

Marine Recruiter in ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ killed

AP
Excerpt: Yahoo had a good quote from the movie which they have since removed…”Its better to get them in groups of 1 or 2, Get them away from their friends, then we can talk them into signing up.”

H.L.s Take: When I watched that scene in the movie I was fuming. Those military recruiters are ruthless bastards who will tell any lie imaginable to get impressionable young people to go over there and die for Bush’s lie. (If I remember the guy got a new car, for signing up for additional time to become a recruiter) I remember one kid loved Basketball, the recruiter said, “Hey you can play on the army basketball team”, another kid said that he was a musician; the recruiter said “Hey, you can join the army band.” All lies of course, those kids won’t be playing any B-ball, or jamming with fellow musicians, they will be getting their asses shot off. I wonder how many deaths that recruiter was responsible for by telling his lies. Now I don’t like to hear of anyone dying, but this guys death will actually save lives, except for the fact that some other evil bastard will step right up and take his place.

President Bush pledges to try to phase out Social Security again after the November election.

Talking Points Memo
Excerpt:

From his speech this morning (emphasis added) …

As you might recall, I addressed that issue last year, focusing on Social Security reform. I’m not through talking about the issue. I spent some time today in the Oval Office with the United States senators, and they’re not through talking about the issue either. It’s important for this country — (applause) — I know it’s hard politically to address these issues. Sometimes it just seems easier for people to say, we’ll deal with it later on. Now is the time for the Congress and the President to work together to reform Medicare and reform Social Security so we can leave behind a solvent balance sheet for our next generation of Americans.(Applause.)

If we can’t get it done this year, I’m going to try next year.
H.L.s Take
Now why would Shumer go against his own party and back Lieberman as an Independent, If that in fact is what he would do??

John McCain: We Need To Stop This Now.

Porkbusters
Excerpt

So why has my party, the party of small government, lately adopted the practices of our opponents who believe the bigger the government the better? I’m afraid it’s because at times we value our incumbency more than our principles. We came to office to reduce the size of government. Lately, we have increased the size of government in order to stay in office. The editors of National Review have argued — and I agree with them — that unless Republicans curb government spending by reforming the budget process, we may lose our majorities in the House and Senate. I will go one step further and say that if Republicans do not reform our budget process, we will deserve to lose our majorities.

H.L.s Take
Forget it Johnny, They are in there to steal all the money, which sucks for your election campaign.

Republican Plan to Make War Major Issue of Campaign

NY Daily NewsExcerpt:
WASHINGTON – President Bush’s playbook for the November elections urges GOP House and Senate candidates to emphasize to voters that it’s the war, stupid.
Bush and Rove’s campaign themes include :

  • Tax cuts: Make them permanent and prosperity will follow.
  • Seal the border: A guest worker program isn’t amnesty.
  • Medicare: Democrats talk about it; the GOP reformed it.
  • Energy: It’s time to just say no to Mideast oil.
  • God and family: Increase faith-based programs and confirm conservative judges who promote family values.
  • Blame the media: They hate us anyway, and now their leaks are damaging national security.

    H.L.s Take
    They are going to use the war as their main election talking point, thats good because….

    Poll: Majority of Americans want withdrawal plan for Iraq

    USA Today
    Excerpt: WASHINGTON The poll finds support for the ideas behind Democratic proposals that were soundly defeated in the Senate last week. An uptick in optimism toward the war after the killing of terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi earlier this month seems to have evaporated….In the poll, 57% say Congress should pass a resolution that outlines a plan for withdrawing U.S. troops; 39% say that decision should be left to the president and his advisers

    Furious over gas prices? Tell Shell’s CEO Execs begin 50-city tour to assure Americans Big Oil isn’t ripping them off

    MSNBC
    Excerpt: HOUSTON – Furious about gas prices? Watch for a friendly oil executive coming to a town near you.

    H.L.s TakeThat should go over well.

    Why Do Republicans Hate America’s Veterans?

    Bob Geiger on Alternet
    Excerpt:

    In his quiet moments, Rep. John Murtha must sometimes catch himself thinking about how much easier his life would be if he had just kept his damn mouth shut and gone along to get along on the Iraq war. The Democrat, who has represented Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District for 32 years, began angering the Republican party in late 2005 when, having seen enough of the Bush administration’s incompetence, he became the most vocal critic of the White House’s failed and dishonest Iraq policies.

    “The war in Iraq is not going as advertised. It’s a flawed policy wrapped in illusion,” said Murtha, in November 2005,

    Spectre’s NSA Bill Eradicates Fundamental Liberties.

    OMB Watch
    Excerpt

    The White House and Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) are nearing a compromise on legislation that would authorize the National Security Agency (NSA) domestic spying program. The bill, unfortunately, as it currently stands, poses a severe threat to fundamental civil liberties.

    Since the disclosure of the NSA’s domestic spying program in December 2005 by The New York Times and on the heels of the revelations about yet another secret surveillance program, Specter has been working on a bill that would provide the president with the means to protect against terrorism without compromising “the very civil liberties he seeks to safeguard.”

    Specter’s National Security Surveillance Act of 2006 (S. 2453), however, does little to safeguard civil liberties. The bill includes a number of provisions that would eradicate protections against unreasonable searches and seizures that are protected in the Fourth Amendment.


  • HE’S GOT A GUN!!!

    Posted in Latest Comics, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 27th, 2006 2:08 pm by HL

    This is a 10 Part Comic

    Rush Limbaugh held at airport again

    See The Rest Of The Strip Here


    Videos: Don’t Accept Bush’s Crap. Senator Carl Levin, Gets Into It with Fox News

    Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on June 27th, 2006 10:11 am by HL

    Former Bush Assistant Secretary of State says don’t ‘accept the crap we give you’

    Appearing before the The Senate Democratic Policy Committee, former Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research Carl Ford called upon policy makers to accept part of the blame for intelligence failures, telling them to “not accept the crap we give you.”

    The proceedings, chaired by Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND), heard testimony regarding pre-war intelligence in Iraq. The Democrats held their own hearings out of frustration with a lack of scrutiny of Iraq intelligence by the Republican-led Senate.

    You Tube.

    VIDEO: Sen. Levin and Fox Anchor in On-Air Scuffle Over Iraq Plan

    Think Progress.org

    This morning on Fox & Friends, anchor Brian Kilmeade and Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) had a heated exchange over Gen. George Casey’s stated plan to begin redeploying U.S. forces out of Iraq by the end of 2006.

    Levin ended the segment by telling the anchor, “Well, thank you for your opinion. But I was hoping this would be an interview of me rather than an interview of you.” Afterwards, Kilmeade was shown scowling and shaking his head. Watch it:


    News: Bush Ignores Laws, Out of Touch Politicians Get Desperate

    Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 27th, 2006 9:55 am by HL

    Bush ignores laws he inks, vexing Congress

    AP
    Excerpt: WASHINGTON – The White House on Tuesday defended President Bush’s prolific use of bill signing statements, saying they help him uphold the Constitution and defend the nation’s security.
    “There’s this notion that the president is committing acts of civil disobedience, and he’s not,” said Bush’s press secretary Tony Snow, speaking at the White House. “It’s important for the president at least to express reservations about the constitutionality of certain provisions.”

    When out-of-touch politicians get desperate

    Sirotablog
    Excerpt: A brief scan of the political news these days makes clear that politicians and pundits in Washington are getting very frightened about the grassroots activism boiling outside the Beltway – and now they are getting really desperate. David Broder and David Brooks now regularly use their columns to attack activists who have the nerve to get involved in their own democracy. And now, today, we see New York Sen. Chuck Schumer (D) is jumping into the fray as well.

    Schumer, a consummate Washington insider, is now using his position as head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee to try to crush his own party’s activists in Connecticut. According to Time Magazine, Schumer has pressed Senate candidate Ned Lamont (D) to abandon his run against Sen. Joe Lieberman (D) – the Democratic incumbent who has repeatedly and destructively undermined the Democratic Party for years. Schumer has also said he would consider backing Lieberman’s bid for re-election even if Lieberman leaves the Democratic Party

    H.L.s Take
    Now why would Shumer go against his own party and back Lieberman as an Independent, If that in fact is what he would do??

    Scrawled Bush threat sparks California port scare

    Reuters
    Excerpt LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A bomb threat against President George W. Bush and his “Jewish gang” scrawled in a cargo ship prompted authorities to shut down part of a major California port on Monday until investigators determined that no explosives were on the vessel.
    Officials shut down a terminal at Port Hueneme, about 60 miles north of Los Angeles, after a dock worker discovered the message inside the refrigerated cargo ship, arriving from Guatemala with a load of bananas

    H.L.s Take
    So the monkey is getting his food delivered to California now???

    Why Did Joe Lieberman Delete This Page From His Site?

    Nightlight.com
    Excerpt: Thanks to an eagle-eyed FDL commenter, we found a page that had been deleted from Joe Lieberman’s campaign site but was still cached in Google as of this writing (search terms: site:joe2006.com and iraq.) I thought it was important to preserve it for posterity, before Google refreshes its caches.

    Question: Did he delete it because 1) he boasts of getting war-related jobs for Connecticut, or 2) because he brags about helping to create centralized near-dictatorial intelligence authority in one person – of whom the first was GOP hack Porter Goss and the second was admitted law-breaker Gen. Hayden?

    Miami plot suspects entrapped: lawyers

    Raw Story
    Excerpt: WASHINGTON Albert Levin, the court-appointed attorney for suspect Patrick Abraham, said he believes his client was ensnared by the informant.
    There was “a lot of talking going on by the informant and more listening by the defendant and or the defendants,” Levin told Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly.
    Nathan Clarke, a lawyer for another suspect Rotschild Augustine, agreed.
    “With respect to my client, from what I can read in the indictment, there’s going to be a question of whether there’s even sufficient evidence to sustain the burden of proof on conviction,” Clarke said.

    “If by any chance there’s a scintilla of that then, of course, there’s going to be the entrapment issue,” he said.

    Kerry and Feingold form alliance on Iraq

    AP
    Excerpt: Both Kerry, D-Mass., and Feingold, D-Wis., insist that politics has nothing to do with it.

    “Not on subjects of war and peace,” Kerry said in a telephone interview. “Not on subjects that involve young Americans in uniform in harm’s way. As far as I’m concerned, the only consideration is what’s the best policy, how do you advance the security of our country, and what do we do to do it?”

    Feingold, who voted against the Iraq war resolution in 2002, last year became the first senator to call for a troop withdrawal timetable. He said he didn’t mind that many news stories referred to the “Kerry” proposal.

    H.L.s TakeThats my Boys.

    DOJ Study: Eight Percent Of Police Brutality Claims Result In Discipline

    Officer.com
    Excerpt: Eight percent of citizen complaints that police officers used too much force turned up enough evidence to justify discipline of an officer, a Justice Department survey of large state and local forces reported Sunday.

    The survey by department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics found that 26,556 complaints of excessive police force were filed in 2002 with state and local law enforcement agencies that have at least 100 full-time officers.

    H.L.s Take
    Here in L.A. there is a story about Police using excessive force every week. There is also a story every week about a cop that used excessive force, and got away with it. Unless there is videotape evidence, there is no way any court is ever going to go against any cop, for something like that.

    List of Events for the June 27th “National Day of Action” Stand Up with Lt. Ehren Watada!

    Couragetoresist.org
    Excerpt COURAGE TO RESIST is a group of concerned community members, veterans and military families that supports military objectors to illegal war and occupation and the policies of empire. Our People Power strategy weakens the pillars that maintain war and occupation in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere by supporting GI resistance, counter-recruitment and draft resistance, which cuts off the supply of troops.


    Limbaugh detained at Palm Beach airport with Viagara.

    Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 26th, 2006 8:45 pm by HL

    Rush The Drug addictWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Rush Limbaugh was detained for more than three hours Monday at Palm Beach International Airport after authorities said they found a bottle of Viagra in his possession without a prescription.

    Customs officials found a prescription bottle labeled as Viagra in his luggage that didn’t have Limbaugh’s name on it, but that of two doctors, said Paul Miller, spokesman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.


    Video: Russ Feingold on Meet The Press

    Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on June 26th, 2006 10:20 am by HL

    Russ Feingold discusses the war, his vote to end it, and more on the Meet The Press. Here is the man who should be the Democratic nominee for President in 2008. Take it away Russ.

    Russ Feingold
     

    Russ Feingold on Meet The Press

      


    War News: Iraq Death Toll Tops 50,000, U.S. Send 14 Home from Guantanamo…

    Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 26th, 2006 10:02 am by HL

    L.A. Times

    War’s Iraqi Death Toll Tops 50,000

    Excerpt: “BAGHDAD At least 50,000 Iraqis have died violently since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, according to statistics from the Baghdad morgue, the Iraqi Health Ministry and other agencies a toll 20,000 higher than previously acknowledged by the Bush administration. Many more Iraqis are believed to have been killed but not counted because of serious lapses in recording deaths in the chaotic first year after the invasion, when there was no functioning Iraqi government, and continued spotty reporting nationwide since.

    H.L.s Take
    I blame this on Bush.

    AP

    US sends home 14 Saudis from Guantanamo

    Excerpt: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fourteen Saudi Arabian nationals held at Guantanamo Bay were sent home on Saturday, two weeks after three suicides at the facility thrust U.S. handling of terrorism suspects back into the spotlight. The Pentagon said in a statement the latest repatriation leaves about 450 prisoners at the U.S. naval base in Cuba. It said 120 of those foreign terrorism suspects had been determined eligible for “transfer or release.”

    H.L.s Take
    I blame this on Bush.

    Military.com

    Army Raises Maximum Enlistment Age

    Excerpt ARLINGTON, Va. For the second time in six months, the Army is raising the maximum enlistment age for new recruits, this time from 40 to 42, recruiting officials announced Wednesday. The increase to age 42 applies to both men and women, and older applicants are eligible for the same enlistment bonuses and other incentives available to any other applicant, according to Julia Bobick, a spokesman for the Army’s Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Ky.

    H.L.s Take
    I blame this on Bush.

    Canada.com

    Many U.S. Iraq War vets return to homelessness

    Excerpt: NEW YORK (AP) – As a member of the U.S. army National Guard, Nadine Beckford patrolled New York City train stations after Sept. 11, 2001 with a 9 mm pistol, then served a treacherous year in Iraq. Now, six months after returning, Beckford lives in a homeless shelter.

    H.L.s Take
    I blame this on Bush. And meanwhile while all this is going on Bush is hamming it up at the Ford Theatre, with his lookalike. Where is the itenerent actor now that we really need him.

    Fox News

    Bush Impersonator ‘Kills’ Crowd at Ford’s Theatre Benefit

    Excerpt: WASHINGTON President Bush rocked his head in time with country music and bantered with a look-alike comedian during a benefit for the Ford’s Theatre Sunday night. Abu Musab Zarqawi “was an evildoer. He is now an evildider,” comic Steve Bridges said in a perfect Texas accent, referring to the recent death of the terror leader in Iraq. The real president didn’t stop laughing during Bridges’ routine. “That guy’s not much of a speaker,” Bush said of his impersonator. “But he makes up for it with his good looks.”


    Voting News: Bradblog Townhall Meeting Tomorrow Night in Venice.

    Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 26th, 2006 9:50 am by HL

    Bradblog
    Busby/Bilbray Election: EMERGENCY TOWNHALL MEETINGS!

    Join Brad Freidman for a Townhall meeting tomorrow on The Busby/Bilbray Election, which was as much a sham as either of Bush’s 2 elections
    protest them stealing elections