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Archive for July 16th, 2006

Video: Putin Jabs Bush On Iraq.

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on July 16th, 2006 8:04 am by HL

Think Progress

Putin Jabs Bush:We Certainly Would Not Want The Same Kind of Democracy As They Have in Iraq

During a press conference today at the G8 summit in Russia, President Bush told President Vladimir Putin that Americans want Russia to develop a free press and free religion like Iraq. To laughter and applause, Putin responded: We certainly would not want to have same kind of democracy as they have in Iraq, quite honestly. CNN& Ed Henry called it a tough jab. Watch it

Putin and Bush at G8

The exchange underscores how the war in Iraq has damaged the standing of the United States, to the point where even modest encouragement for democratic reform is met with ridicule.


Coulter: “Its Going to Be a Good Year for Democrats.”

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 16th, 2006 7:53 am by HL

Ann Coulter was on Hardball on Friday, there is a video clip for this available but I am not putting it up here because this is not a horror movie site. Ann however had this exchange with the host.

Norah also asked if the Republicans are headed for complete disaster in November.

Coulter: I think this is probably going to be a good year for Democrats…

Nora: Alright, you heard it here first. Ann Coulter predicting the Democrats are going to retake Congress, huh..

H.L.s Take:
Sorry I don’t share your optimism Ann. But keep telling everyone that. Maybe Repubs will stay home on election day thinking that all knowing Ann just saved them a useless trip to the voting booth.


Foreign companies buy U.S. roads, bridges

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 16th, 2006 7:46 am by HL


Foreign companies buy U.S. roads, bridges .

AP
WASHINGTON – Roads and bridges built by U.S. taxpayers are starting to be sold off, and so far foreign-owned companies are doing the buying.
On a single day in June, an Australian-Spanish partnership paid $3.8 billion to lease the Indiana Toll Road. An Australian company bought a 99-year lease on Virginia’s Pocahontas Parkway, and Texas officials decided to let a Spanish-American partnership build and run a toll road from Austin to Seguin for 50 years.
Few people know that the tolls from the U.S. side of the tunnel between Detroit and Windsor, Canada, go to a subsidiary of an Australian company — which also owns a bridge in Alabama….
Not everyone in Texas buys the idea. Harris County officials recently voted against selling three toll roads. Also, independent gubernatorial candidate Carole Keeton Strayhorn opposes Perry’s toll road plan.
“Texas freeways belong to Texans, not foreign companies,” she said.

H.L.s Take:
Once again America being sold off to the highest bidder. First Bush wanted to let Dubai take over our ports, now states are selling off bridges and highways to foreingers. Part of the reason they have to do this is because they don’t get any more federal aid because Bush has to send that money off to his friends in the arms industry to they can make more weapons to blow up more civilians in Iraq. The whole infrastructure in this country is falling apart because Bush’s only concern is making money on war. Disgusting.