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Archive for July 10th, 2006

Dumb Science

Posted in Latest Comics, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 10th, 2006 11:24 am by HL

News Item:Bush asks Senate to raise science spending .


This is a 12 part comic

President Bush talks science with Hastert

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Gunmen ambush bus in Baghdad, killing 7

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 10th, 2006 7:46 am by HL

AP
Excerpt: In other violence Monday, according to police:
• A police patrol in the southern city of Hillah hit a roadside bomb, leaving one policeman dead and four wounded.

• Clashes broke out between Interior Ministry commandos and gunmen in the insurgent stronghold of Dora in southern Baghdad, leaving one commando dead and two wounded.

• A bomb struck a gas station in Mahmoudiya, south of Baghdad, wounding 10 people.

• Gunmen killed the preacher at a Sunni mosque and a Kurdish university employee in separate attacks in the northern city of Mosul.

• A former high-ranking officer from Saddam Hussein’s army, ex-staff Maj. Gen. Salih Mohammed Salih, was killed in a shootout in the southern city of Basra.

• A member of the provincial council in volatile Diyala, Adnan Iskandar al-Mahdawi, was killed and two of his guards were wounded in a drive-by shooting.

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H.L.s Take:Just another day in Bush’s Bloody Civil War in Iraq. George W. Bush, he kills more people before breakfast then most world leader kill all day.


Apocalypse Iraq

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Pictures on July 10th, 2006 7:45 am by HL

Check out some great Pics, at Pixwit.com Including this one.

Bush, The Horror, The Horror


Bush Not Allowed On Stanford Campus, Students Block Access.

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 10th, 2006 7:24 am by HL

Smirking Chimp.
Gentle reader, did you know that in April President Bush went to Stanford University to speak to the Hoover Institution fellows at the invitation of former Secretary of State George Shultz but was not allowed on campus? The Stanford students got wind of it and blocked Bush’s access to the campus. The Hoover fellows had to go to Shultz’s home to hear Bush’s pitch for war and more war.
A person might think that it would be national news that Stanford University students would not allow the President of the US on campus. It happened to be a day that hundreds of prospective freshmen were on campus with their parents, many of whom joined the demonstration against Bush. I did not hear or read a word about it.
Did you? I learned of it from faculty friends in June when I attended Stanford’s graduation to witness a relative receive her degree. The June 16 edition of The Stanford Daily reprints its April 24 report of the episode.

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H.L.s Take: We need more people/places to take Stanfords lead. They let Condi in (as a professor) but they won’t let Bush in. I love it. Maybe its because Monkeys are only allowed on the research labs. Everywhere Bush goes they should follow Stanfords lead, and refuse to let the bastard in. (Including the white house)


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Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on July 10th, 2006 7:23 am by HL

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G.O.P. Agenda in House Has Moderates Unhappy

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 10th, 2006 7:22 am by HL

New York Times
WASHINGTON, July 7 — Moderate Republicans say a planned summer push by the House leadership on conservative causes like gun rights and new abortion restrictions threatens the re-election prospects of embattled centrists, who are key to the party’s drive to hold Congress.
Frustrated and angry, they say the leadership’s new American Values Agenda, a list of initiatives heavy on ideological themes, seems short-sighted and ill-timed considering that few conservatives are at serious risk in November.

“It was stupid and gross,” said Representative Christopher Shays, Republican of Connecticut. “They have this obsession to satisfy conservative Republicans who will probably be re-elected no matter what happens. They get job satisfaction, but they are making it more difficult for me to win my race.”

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Senator Joe Lickerman (R-Conn.)

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Pictures on July 10th, 2006 7:21 am by HL

Heres another one from Pixwit.com

lick Joe Lieberman, lick


What’s an Iraqi Life Worth?

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 10th, 2006 7:20 am by HL

Washington Post
Excerpt: As the war enters its fourth year, how many innocent Iraqis have died at American hands, not as a result of Haditha-like massacres but because of accidents and errors? The military doesn’t know and, until recently, has publicly professed no interest in knowing. Estimates range considerably, but the number almost certainly runs in the tens of thousands. Even granting the common antiwar bias of those who track the Iraqi death toll — and granting, too, that the insurgents have far more blood on their hands — there is no question that the number of Iraqi noncombatants killed by U.S. forces exceeds by an order of magnitude the number of U.S. troops killed in hostile action, which is now more than 2,000.

Who bears responsibility for these Iraqi deaths? The young soldiers pulling the triggers? The commanders who establish rules of engagement that privilege “force protection” over any obligation to protect innocent life? The intellectually bankrupt policymakers who sent U.S. forces into Iraq in the first place and now see no choice but to press on? The culture that, to put it mildly, has sought neither to understand nor to empathize with people in the Arab or Islamic worlds?

There are no easy answers, but one at least ought to acknowledge that in launching a war advertised as a high-minded expression of U.S. idealism, we have waded into a swamp of moral ambiguity. To assert that “stuff happens,” as Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld is wont to do whenever events go awry, simply does not suffice.

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H.L.s Take: As the Iraq war enters its 4th year????
But what happened to Mission Accomplished. Where’s Osama, Why is it taking us longer to do whatever the hell it is we are doing over there, then it did during WW2. Are the insurgents more powerful then Hitler was??? Or is it that they don’t want the neverending war to end, because then the war money train would come to a halt. Bush does not give a rats ass about anything except making more money for the crime family, anyone who does not understand that is just proud to be Ignant.


CA Sec. of State Document on Voting Machine Certification ‘Disappeared’ from SoS Website…

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 10th, 2006 7:16 am by HL

UPDATE: SoS Now Claims They’ve ‘Abandoned’ Previous Procedures, but — in Yet Another Apparent Violation of State Law — Have Failed to Issue Any New Ones!
From BlackBoxVoting.org yesterday…

the California document called “Procedures for Approving, Certifying, Reviewing, Modifying and Decertifying Voting Systems” has disappeared from the secretary of state’s Web site — a remarkable coincidence, since many citizens are looking for it.

They want to know how it is that the Secretary of State can claim procedures were followed, given the sorry state of security and accuracy in many of the voting systems now being used in California.

See the BBV link for more details, and a “found copy” of the document via Archive.org.

According to Joseph Holder, the lead plaintiff in the VoterAction.org lawsuit against the State of California to halt the use and purchase of Diebold touch-screen voting machines, “Within the last month the link was still there and working.”

But now it’s gone. Go figure.

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