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Archive for June 19th, 2006

Bill Clinton in “The Fixer”

Posted in Latest Comics, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 19th, 2006 1:59 pm by HL

News Items: Bill: If Hilary is Elected Pres. I’ll “do anything she wants”

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Bill Clinton

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Free Road to Guantanamo Tix and Posters.

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on June 19th, 2006 11:01 am by HL

Win Free Tickets H.L. in Association with Special Ops. Media is giving away 4 Road to Guantanamo Prize Packs. You get 2 Tickets to the movie which opens on June 23rd, you also get a Road to Guantanamo Poster, like the one you see here. Check out my review of the film Which got the entire Right Wing Spin Machine in a Tizzy. I also did an Audio Interview with Director Mat Whitecross You have to live in a city that is showing the film to get the prizes, or be willing to go to one. (They are N.Y., L.A., S.F, Washington D.C., and Boston) This is a very important movie you don’t want to miss, and thanks to The H.L. you don’t even have to pay. email me at mail@thehollywoodliberal.com if you would like to go. First 4 that write in get the Tix.


Video Tony Snow. Too Much Focus on Kidnapped Soldiers.

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on June 19th, 2006 10:11 am by HL

Think Progress.org
Snow: There Is Too Much Focus on Kidnapped U.S. Soldiers

On Friday, two U.S. troops were kidnapped at a checkpoint in Iraq. They remain missing. This morning on Fox News Sunday, White House Press Secretary Tony Snow criticized the press for spending too much time covering their plight. Watch it:

Last week at a White House press briefing, Snow was asked for a reaction to the death toll for U.S. troops in Iraq reaching 2,500. Snow responded: “It’s a number.”


Video: Murtha Goes On The Attack Against Rove, War.

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on June 19th, 2006 10:09 am by HL

Bush, Cheney, Rove, Rummy Hate him because he spent 37 Years in The Military. They spent a combined total of 0.

 Another One from Think Progress.

Murtha on Rove: ‘He’s Sitting in His Air-Conditioned Office on His Big, Fat Backside, Saying Stay the Course’

 Karl Rove attacked Rep. John Murtha during a speech last week in New Hampshire. Rove described Murtha’s Iraq plan as “cutting and running,” and suggested that the 37-year Marine combat veteran would “be with you at the first shots” but not “for the last, tough battles.” Murtha defended himself this morning on Meet the Press:

 

 

Watch it MURTHA: He’s in New Hampshire. He’s making a political speech. He’s sitting in his air-conditioned office on his big, fat backside, saying stay the course. That’s not a plan. … We’ve got to change direction. You can’t sit there in the air-conditioned office and tell troops carrying 70 pounds on their backs, inside these armored vessels hit with IEDs every day, seeing their friends blown up, their buddies blown up — and he says stay the course? Easy to say that from Washington, DC.


Will LIbby be Pardoned? FBI Has no Evidence LInking Bin Laden to 9/11

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 19th, 2006 9:39 am by HL

Newsday

 Pardon talk for Libby begins

Excerpt: WASHINGTON — Now that top White House aide Karl Rove is off the hook in the CIA leak probe, President George W. Bush must weigh whether to pardon former vice presidential aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, the only one indicted in the three-year investigation. Speculation about a pardon began in late October, soon after Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald unsealed the perjury indictment of Libby, and it continued last week after Fitzgerald chose not to charge Rove.

  The Information Clearinghouse

 FBI says, it has “No hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11

 Excerpt: In the e-mail, the question is asked, “Why doesn’t Usama Bin Laden’s Most Wanted poster make any direct connection with the events of September 11, 2001?” The FBI says on its Bin Laden web page that Usama Bin Laden is wanted in connection with the August 7, 1998 bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya. According to the FBI, these attacks killed over 200 people. The FBI concludes its reason for “wanting” Bin Laden by saying, “In addition, Bin Laden is a suspect in other terrorists attacks throughout the world.” On June 5, 2006, the Muckraker Report contacted the FBI Headquarters, (202) 324-3000, to learn why Bin Laden’s Most Wanted poster did not indicate that Usama was also wanted in connection with 9/11. The Muckraker Report spoke with Rex Tomb, Chief of Investigative Publicity for the FBI. When asked why there is no mention of 9/11 on Bin Laden’s Most Wanted web page, Tomb said, “The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Usama Bin Laden’s Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11.” Surprised by the ease in which this FBI spokesman made such an astonishing statement, I asked, “How this was possible?” Tomb continued, “Bin Laden has not been formally charged in connection to 9/11.”

Observer U.K.

How US hid the suicide secrets of Guantanamo Excerpt After three inmates killed themselves, the Pentagon declared the suicides an act of ‘asymmetric warfare’, banned the media and went on a PR offensive. But as despair grows within the camp, so too does outrage mount at its brutal and secretive regime

 Think Progress

 Snow Declares Resurgence of Taliban ‘Predictable,’ Bush Previously Said It Was ‘No Longer…In Existence’ Excerpt: BLITZER: Let’s move on and talk about some other issues. I know your time is limited. Afghanistan. Is the Taliban making a serious comeback right now? SNOW: I think what the Taliban is doing — and it’s predictable — is that they are trying to test in the south, where the U.S. forces are handing over to NATO…But A, it’s predictable, and B, in the encounters, as you know, the Taliban fighters have overwhelmingly been losing. Now, I think it is predictable…you can expect there to be pushback by the Taliban.

 USA Today

 Bill Clinton decries ‘divisive’ politics

Excerpt: LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton said Saturday that, if he returns to the White House in 2008 because his wife becomes president, his role would be to “do whatever she wants” because that’s what a good citizen would do. Clinton said he didn’t know if U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, a Democrat from New York seeking re-election this year, would run for president in two years as some have speculated, but he predicted a woman could win the most powerful office in the world.

Washington Post

Relative of Republican Hill Panel Chairman Scrutinized.

 Excerpt: A stepdaughter of Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, has a second Washington job, working for a lobbyist who has business before the committee. Julia Willis-Leon, who lives in Las Vegas, is a “strategic partner” in Potomac Partners DC LLC, President Richard Alcalde said in a recent interview. Alcalde said he has paid Willis-Leon $40,000 to $50,000 over the last year for advice on several clients.

Washington Post

The world’s most powerful military failed to provide the armor that would have saved scores of American lives. One father wouldlike to know why Excerpt Now, talking on the phone with his young warrior, Brian tried to understand what he was hearing. Don’t believe spinmeisters on TV, Brian recalls his son saying; the Iraqi insurgency is real and building. John and his buddies in Charlie Company of the 508th Infantry Regiment of the 173rd Airborne Brigade were patrolling ever longer distances in thin-skinned Humvees suited for hauling cargo, not for carrying soldiers under fire. This was not the first time John had confided that the U.S. military was failing to provide him with essential equipment. In previous calls home, Brian recalls, John recounted a bewildering array of shortages and snafus. Before landing in Iraq that scorching July, John told his father, he’d been issued a winter-weight camouflage suit, body armor with protective plates too small to shield his broad chest, and a broken rifle. An expert marksman and former co-captain of the Bedford High School shooting team, John had been told to conserve scarce bullets by not taking practice shots to sight his weapon, he said. Summertime water rations were so inadequate that guys were passing out in the Iraqi heat.

 Brad Blog

Declare ‘NO CONFIDENCE’ in Reported Busby/Bilbray Election Results!

Excerpt: Join PDA, The BRAD BLOG, Tribune Media’s Bob Koehler, VelvetRevolution.us and thousands of Americans so far, in declaring NO CONFIDENCE in the reported results of the Busby/Bilbray special U.S. House of Representative run-off election last week in California’s 50th congressional district! See how poll workers taking the voting machines home for overnights days before the election rendered them uncertifed and illegal for use by both State and Federal standards, leaving the announced results wholly unverifiable at this time.