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Archive for July 14th, 2006

Videos: DCCC Upsets Cons. with Flag Draped Coffin Ad, Rumsfeld Again Slammed by Troops in Press Conf. John Stewart on Santorum

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on July 14th, 2006 9:19 am by HL

DCCC
Have you seen the new DCCC ad that has the Republicans up in arms. They actually use flag draped coffins, can you believe the gall???, They are pissed because the truth is being shown. They don’t think it is cool that the Dems are showing the flag draped coffins that Bush created, and refuses to stop

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VIDEO: Rumsfeld Confronted By Soldier Over Equipment Shortages In Iraq

Improvized Explosive Devices (IEDs) are responsible for nearly half the Casualties of our troops in Iraq.Among the best defenses against IEDs is a massive heavily-armored vehicle called the Buffalo, which has become the favorite of U.S. Army combat engineer teams.
Yesterday, during a surprise trip to Iraq, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld was confronted by a U.S. Army corporal who said the Buffalo he was using was ;one of oldest pieces of equipment in the country,and that just two weeks before, hed seen a brand new Buffalo in New York City. Rumsfeld defended the Pentagons anti-IED efforts and deflected the specific question with a joke.

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Video:John Stewart on RickSantorum

Santorum Exposed
John Stewart, gives a quiz on Rick Santourm, see if you can figure out which of the statements is true

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News: Americans want Democrats in Power, MSM Sliding, Olbermann Gaining,

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 14th, 2006 8:44 am by HL

Poll: Americans want Democrats in power


AP
Excerpt: WASHINGTON – Republicans are in jeopardy of losing their grip on Congress in November. With less than four months to the midterm elections, the latest Associated Press-Ipsos poll found that Americans by an almost 3-to-1 margin hold the GOP-controlled Congress in low regard and profess a desire to see Democrats wrest control after a dozen years of Republican rule.
Further complicating the GOP outlook to turn things around is a solid percentage of liberals, moderates and even conservatives who say they’ll vote Democratic. The party out of power also holds the edge among persuadable voters, a prospect that doesn’t bode well for the Republicans.

H.L.s Take:
Americans want Republicans tossed out in the streets by a 3 to 1 Margin. Now when Republicans win most of the elections in November, It will be because Demcorats STILL Refuse to even mention Diebold, and electronic voting machines. (See I am slamming the Democrats because they are weak, and afraid to do the right thing. Or is it that they are in bed with the Republicans and taking there payoffs and shutting the hell up?)

Casualties in Iraq

The Human Cost of Occupation

Edited by Michael Ewens :: Contact American Military Casualties in Iraq

American Deaths

Since war began (3/19/03): Total;2546   In combat:2058

Since “Mission Accomplished” (5/1/03) (the list) 2409  In combat:1959

Since Capture of Saddam (12/13/03): Total;2081   In combat:1752

Since Handover (6/29/04): Total;1680  In combat:1426

Since Election (1/31/05): Total;1110   In combat:941

American Wounded Official Estimated

Total Wounded: Total;18490-20000 –   In combat:48100

‘Chicago Tribune’ to Ax 120 Jobs As Slide Continues

Editor & Publisher
Excerpt:NEW YORK The Chicago Tribune, later in a day that saw parent Tribune Co. confirmed a rough 2Q for profits, announced plans to cut around 120 positions. The newspaper’s workforce is about 3,000. Hiller said “these things are hard and painful” for employees, “but we’re not facing anything that anybody in the rest of the media industry or, frankly, the rest of American industry, isn’t.”

H.L.s Take:The whole economy is spiraling right into the toilet. Of course Repulicans will try to convince you otherwise, but you know it is true, you know by the fact that you are making the same, or less money then you did 5 years ago. You know it becuase under Bush and his oily cronies gas prices have doubled in the last 5 years. You know it because its likely that you have lost you health insurance in the last 5 years.
The Mainstram Media is especially feeling the pinch as droves of people go away from their lies and corpo-facist Bush licking B.S. Of course they can still lose a lot more money and still come out ahead under the Bush tax cuts. That is why they continue to support him. Its all about the tax cuts to the rich.

Olbermann Gaining Ground on O’Liely

AOL
Excerpt MSNBC revamped its prime-time schedule two weeks ago, shelving many of its prime-time hosts in favor of documentary-style programs but retaining “Countdown,” a program the network cites as its great growth story.
That growth, while coming from a base that Fox News would find disastrously puny, is demonstrable, especially among the group that is chiefly sold to news advertisers: people between the ages of 25 and 54. For the last quarter, Mr. Olbermann, who is 47, has seen his ratings in that group grow by more than 30 percent.

H.L.s Take:
I read yesterday that the average age of Bill O’Rielly’s audience is 71 years old, which as far as I can tell seems correct. It makes sense, people in this age group still have a World War 2 rah rah rah, The good ole USA would never do anything wrong mentality brought on by decades of watching corporate main stream media lies and garbage. Most of these people do not use the internet, and therefore have no clue as to what is really going on. O’Rielly is on the way down and out for good.

Preview of Upcoming Book That Roasts Rudy Giuliani — Over 9/11

Editor & Publisher
Excerpt The heads of various crisis-management-and-response units were political appointees, most in way above their heads. Giuliani and his subordinates were never able to coordinate communications among various fire, police, dispatch, public-health and other agencies; had they been successful, there’s a good chance, the authors maintain, that the civilians who were told to stay in place inside the burning towers would have been evacuated, as the fire chiefs had ordered.

Iraqi Blogger Offers Moving Commentary on Current Violence

Editor & Publisher
Excerpt: On Wednesday, after the latest upsurge in death and violence in Iraq, several leading newspapers quoted Iraqi officals referring to it as a simmering “civil war,” or words to that effect. Reporters described the new wave of brutal sectarian killlings, but some admitted that even more than usual the risk was so great they were not able to do much if any on-the-scene reporting.

That’s where Riverbend comes in.

In the past year, Iraqi bloggers have received a good deal of attention and respect in the American media, at least on the Web. With journalists so endangered and often stuck in compounds, the bloggers, who represent a wide range of backgrounds and views, have provided invaluable firsthand observations and commentary. The New York Times now features some of them regularly behind its TimesSelect paid wall.