Archive for July 24th, 2006
Posted in Videos, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 24th, 2006 9:34 am by HL
John Stewart talks about Sen. Ted Stevens R-Alaska, views on the Internet, and has a guest on to explain Net Neutrality, Interesting and funny, check it out.
War News: Carnage Continues in Bush’s Civil War…. Israel, Hezbollah Trade Missles….The 4th Reich is Rising..
Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 24th, 2006 9:07 am by HL
Excerpt:BAGHDAD, Iraq - Bombs killed more than 60 people and wounded more than 200 Sunday in Baghdad and the northern oil center of Kirkuk â€” a dramatic escalation of violence as U.S. and Iraqi forces crack down on Iraq’s most feared Shiite militia.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki left Sunday for talks in Washington this week with President Bush to discuss sectarian violence, which has risen sharply since Iraq’s national unity government took office two months ago.
A suicide driver detonated a minivan at the entrance to a bustling market in Sadr City, the capital’s biggest Shiite district and stronghold of radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and his Mahdi Army militia.
An officer with the UN peacekeeping force in south Lebanon said that the Israelis had told them they would not hinder cars travelling north on the main roads.
But the evidence yesterday suggested that cars were being attacked regardless of their occupants and direction of travel.
Hezbollah rockets claimed the lives of two people and wounded 20 others in the Israeli city of Haifa. Another 50 people were injured in rocket attacks in at least 10 other towns across northern Israel.
The attacks came as Israeli troops battled to clear a mile-wide strip along the northern border, encountering resistance from Hezbollah forces in bunkers.
The Israeli Army went to the assistance of an Italian UN observer, Captain Roberto Punzo, who was hit by Hezbollah fire during the clashes. He was taken to hospital in Israel with serious injuries.
A Lebanese photographer, Layal Najib, was killed during another clash in the southern village of Qana.
What Really Happened
It’s easy to look back and realize what a jerk Hitler was. But at the time, Hitler looked pretty good to the German people, with the help of the media. He was TIME Magazine’s Man Of The Year in 1938. The German people assumed they were safe from a tyrant. They lived in a Republic, after all, with strict laws regarding what the government could and more importantly could not do. Their leader was a devoutly religious man, and had even sung with the boy’s choir of a monastery in his youth.
The reality was that the German people, as individuals, had lost their courage. The German government preferred it that way as a fearful people are easier to rule than a courageous one. But the German people didn’t wish to lose their self-image of courage. So, when confronted with a situation demanding individual courage, in the form of a government gone wrong, the German people simply pretended that the situation did not exist. And in that simple self-deception lay the ruin of an entire nation and the coming of the second World War.
When the Reichstag burned down, most Germans simply refused to believe suggestions that the fire had been staged by Hitler himself. They were afraid to. But so trapped were the Germans by their belief in their own bravery that they willed themselves to be blind to the evidence before their eyes, so that they could nod in agreement with Der Fuhrer while still imagining themselves to have courage, even as they avoided the one situation which most required real courage; to stand up to Hitler’s lies and deceptions.
Politcs News: Marshals: Innocent People Placed On ‘Watch List’ To Meet Quota, Clinton Set to Campaign for Lieberman, Dems. Up lead in Election Polls.
Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 24th, 2006 8:52 am by HL
Excerpt:Mood of the nation still favors challenger campaigns
With mid-term elections now less than four months away, a new Harris Poll finds that Democrats have widened their lead over the Republicans in the race for control of Congress. Results show that if the election for Congress were held today, more than two in five (44%) adults would vote for the Democratic candidate, while about one-third (31%) would vote for the Republican candidate, 17 percent would vote for someone else, and just seven percent are undecided.
These are results from the latest Harris Poll of 1,002 U.S. adults surveyed by telephone between July 7 and 10, 2006 by Harris Interactive
H.L.s Take:The Democrats are going to have to work hard to overcome these ever increasing leads, if they want to fulfill their aspirations of losing once again, but I feel confident they will find a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory once again.
DENVER — You could be on a secret government database or watch list for simply taking a picture on an airplane. Some federal air marshals say they’re reporting your actions to meet a quota, even though some top officials deny it.
The air marshals, whose identities are being concealed, told 7NEWS that they’re required to submit at least one report a month. If they don’t, there’s no raise, no bonus, no awards and no special assignments.
“Innocent passengers are being entered into an international intelligence database as suspicious persons, acting in a suspicious manner on an aircraft … and they did nothing wrong,” said one federal air marshal.
Donâ€™t you love global leadership? Donâ€™t you wish we had some? You know when Dubya is the leader of the free world, weâ€™re dead meat. Actually, fried meat.
According to the U.S. Climatic Data Centerâ€™s Jay Lawrimore, the first six months of 2006 were the warmest, on average, since the United States started keeping records in 1895, and global warming is a contributing factor. Go, USA!
July, August and September are forecast to continue the hot trend over most of the United States, including the vast area of the country west of the Mississippi River, as well as New England, Florida and southern Alaska.
Pretty grim, eh? I mean, some experts are saying that polar bears may turn to cannibalism because thereâ€™s no food, anymore. Plus, the entire world is forecasted to become hotsie-totsie. So how did the G8 Summit react? Uh, just before diving into their private jets and heading home, the head honchos chose to â€œstay the courseâ€ and ignore whatâ€™s going on. You go, guys!
As Bill Clinton Gets Set to Campaign for Lieberman. Dems. Try to Diffuse Fact Lieberman Stabbed Him In The Back
With President Clinton’s visit to Connecticut to campaign for Lieberman tomorrow, Joe’s supporters are trying to defuse his September 1998 speech attacking Clinton on the Lewinsky matter. In so doing, they are rewriting history. The LieberDem blog writes:
The Lieberhater crowd has repeatedly said that Lieberman “stabbed Clinton in the back” by daring to make that speech, and have used the speech to argue that Lieberman was a disloyal Democrat who helped push the GOP drive towards impeachment.
News: Workers Battle Wal-Mart for Living Wage. Coulter Dropped in Georgia, Spys Track CIA through Freq. Flyer Miles.
Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 24th, 2006 8:27 am by HL
Excerpt:Toni Foulkes tells customers there’s a reason the cakes she sells at a South Side Jewel store cost more than cakes at Sam’s Club.
“They don’t put love in ‘em like I do,” she says. “And their employees don’t make what I make.”
She’s on the front lines of a fight to make Chicago the first major city to require retailers like Sam’s Club owner Wal-Mart to pay a “living wage” of at least $10 per hour with $3 in benefits by 2010. For her, the struggle comes down to a simple equation: All workers are threatened unless communities hold big corporations accountable for paying better-than-poverty-level wages.
On the other side is Lisa Cox, a Wal-Mart worker who sees big stores as beacons of opportunity for communities like her West Side neighborhood. “They’re going to run them out of the city instead of bringing in business here” if they single out big stores, she said.
A newspaper in Georgia has joined the tide of public sentiment against Ann Coulter and dropped her column, RAW STORY has learned.
The Augusta Chronicle of Georgia dropped Coulter’s column from its editorial page last week. A Friday article from its editorial staff claimed that its editorial page “stand[s] for civility,” and noted two reasons to part ways with Coulter. First, it saw “stridency” in her declaration that 9/11 widows were “witches.” Second, it worried that “Coulter herself had become the issue, rather than the topics she was writing about, which is an unhealthy circumstance for a journalist, even a columnist.”
I cannot believe the publicity this b*tch has been getting lately, she is all over the TV, and internet. The MSM Media is desperate to do ANYTHING at this point to try to make it look like Bush isn’t taking this country down the S*it hole in a hurry. Coulter is willing to go on, and they put her on despite her insane kill everyone who doesn’t agree with me wailings. Making the all look more patethic then ever.
WASHINGTON - The man and woman were pretending to be American business executives on international assignments, so they did what globe-trotting executives do. While traveling abroad they used their frequent-flier cards as often as possible to gain credits toward free flights.
In fact, the two were covert operatives working for the CIA. Thanks to their diligent use of frequent-flier programs, Italian prosecutors have been able to reconstruct much of their itinerary during 2003, including trips to Brussels, Venice, London, Copenhagen, Vienna and Oslo.
The Norway visit has assumed particular importance because it represents the first independent confirmation that CIA operatives were in that country at the same time an Oslo resident named Mullah Krekar was being warned that he was the target of a planned CIA abduction.