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Archive for July 30th, 2006

New Comic: Trouble In Paradise

Posted in Latest Comics, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 30th, 2006 1:37 pm by HL

1 Year after their marriage. Bush and Blair Discuss their Issues.

News Item: Bush “Just Won’t Listen” to Anything Blair Has To Say

This is a 10 part comic

Bush & Blair

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Newsweek Editor Zakaria: Rumsfeld Deranged, In Parralel Universe

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 30th, 2006 10:26 am by HL

Think Progress.org

Zakaria: Rumsfeld Seems In A Parallel Universe and Slightly Deranged

Editor Fareed Zakaria ripped into Donald Rumsfeld this morning on ABC This Week. Watch it:

    Transcript:

    [If I were running against conservatives,] I would make up a campaign commercial almost entirely of Donald Rumsfeld press conferences, because the man is looking I mean, it not just that he seems like a bad Secretary of [Defense]. He seems literally in a parallel universe and slightly deranged. If you listen to what he said last week about Iraq, he is living in a different world, not a different country.

    Zakaria may have been referencing Rumsfeld’s glib remarks last week when asked whether Iraq was getting closer to a civil war


9/11 Truth Movement Videos.

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on July 30th, 2006 10:15 am by HL

Last month the 9/11 Truth Movement held a seminar here in Los Angeles, in which they talked about what really happened on that day. In attendence was Charlie Sheen, and Alex Jones from Infowars.com Winter Patriot talks about it in Bradblog

Rave Reviews for Scholars for 9/11 Truth on C-SPAN!

Video 1. (With Alex Jones)

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Video 2. (With Charlie Sheen)


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Israel Retailiates for Missle. Kills 34 Children.

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 30th, 2006 10:06 am by HL

They are sorry they killed 34 Children, and 56 civilians total, but hey, that is where a rocket was lauched that landed harmessly, except for a couple of rabbits in an open field. You kill 2 Israeli Rabbits they kill 34 Children, this is the Israeli idea of a fair trade off.

34 youths among 56 dead in Israeli strike

Excerpt:
QANA, Lebanon – Israeli missiles hit several buildings in a southern Lebanon village as people slept Sunday, killing at least 56, most of them children, in the deadliest attack in 19 days of fighting.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert expressed “great sorrow” for the airstrikes but blamed Hezbollah guerrillas for using the area to launch rockets at Israel, and said he would not halt the army’s operation.

The Lebanese Red Cross said the airstrike in Qana, in which at least 34 children were killed, pushed the overall Lebanese death toll to more than 500. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice postponed a visit to Lebanon in a setback for diplomatic efforts to end hostilities.
H.L.s Take:
Of course Condi couldn’t do anything to help end the hostilities, because she (and bush) don’t want the hostilities to end. All War All the Time, and they all get rich.


4 More Marines, 4 Others Killed in Bush’s Iraq Civil War.

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 30th, 2006 9:54 am by HL

4 More Marines, along with 2 “Militants”, and 2 civilians were killed yesterday in the never ending war of Bush. In other news The U.S. also killed 20 “Suspected” Taliban Agents in Afghanistan. As before, why bother capturing these “suspected” Taliban agents, and finding out if they are, and maybe getting some Information out of them. No, just kill them all.
AP

4 U.S. Marines killed in Iraqi province

20 suspected Taliban killed in Afghanistan


NY Times Endorses Ned Lamont in Connecticut Primary

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 30th, 2006 9:34 am by HL

Heeey The New York Times finally gets one right. They are backing the guy who is against the war that they helped start, by having their Bush shill Judith Miller lie, lie, lie about WMD’s About time you did something to help stop the tens of thousands of deaths you are partially responsible for.

A Senate Race in Connecticut

NY Times
Excerpt:
Earlier this year, Senator Joseph Lieberman’s seat seemed so secure that — legend has it — some people at the Republican nominating convention in Connecticut started making bleating noises when the party picked a presumed sacrificial lamb to run against the three-term senator, who has been a fixture in Connecticut politics for more than 35 years.

But Mr. Lieberman is now in a tough Democratic primary against a little-known challenger, Ned Lamont. The race has taken on a national character. Mr. Lieberman’s friends see it as an attempt by hysterical antiwar bloggers to oust a giant of the Senate for the crime of bipartisanship. Lamont backers — most of whom seem more passionate about being Lieberman opponents — say that as one of the staunchest supporters of the Iraq war, Mr. Lieberman has betrayed his party by cozying up to President Bush….
But this race is not about résumés. The United States is at a critical point in its history, and Mr. Lieberman has chosen a controversial role to play. The voters in Connecticut will have to judge whether it is the right one….
And there is a reason that while other Democrats supported the war, he has become the only target. In his effort to appear above the partisan fray, he has become one of the Bush administration’s most useful allies as the president tries to turn the war on terror into an excuse for radical changes in how this country operates….
H.L.s Take:
This assault on pro-war democratic candidates by Anti-War Democrats will not be the last.
If Lieberman loses his primary it will be sending a message to other democrats who support the war. (I’m looking at you Hilary) That if you don’t start acting like a democrat, they you can go join the GOP. I read a story the other day that said the only reason Bill Clinton campainged for Lieberman is becuase it would cost him republican votes. Many Rebublicans like Lieberman (and why not) and would have voted for him, but now they won’t because they could NEVER vote for someone that Bill Clinton was for. Great work Bill. He’s a political genius


Bush Says Israel Has The Right…

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 30th, 2006 9:20 am by HL

Bush says Israel has the right to defend itself, even it that means going into another country and killing civilians….

U.S. backs Israel’s right to defend itself

Excerpt:
WASHINGTON – The Bush administration on Sunday urged Israelis to avoid civilian casualties in the fighting in Lebanon and expressed sorrow about the deaths of at least 56 civilians in a village in southern Lebanon.

But White House spokesman Blair Jones reaffirmed the administration’s insistence on reaching a sustainable cease-fire.

“We extend our condolences to the families of the Qana victims and to all the people of Lebanon,” Jones said. “This was a terrible and tragic incident.

H.L.s Take:
But don’t worry Israel, we will continue to turn our backs on whatever atrocities you feel like committing. We will continue to allow you to rule our political process while we send you Billions of dollars a year in US Citizens Tax money. Don’t worry, its all cool.


Preaching Seperation of Church and State Costs Pastor Customers at Megachurch.

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 30th, 2006 9:07 am by HL

Did you ever hear the phrase “You can’t argue with a sick mind” Here is why we are ruled by the simpleminded in this country. When a pastor gets up and trys to preach peace over war, tries to preach that The Church should stay out of politics, refuses to endorse republican candidates during his sermons, You know reasonable things like that. When the pastor of the large megachurces in rural towns does these things the congregants get up and leave and never come back.

Disowning Conservative Politics Is Costly for Pastor

AOL News
Excerpt:

The requests came from church members and visitors alike: Would he please announce a rally against gay marriage during services? Would he introduce a politician from the pulpit? Could members set up a table in the lobby promoting their anti-abortion work? Would the church distribute “voters’ guides” that all but endorsed Republican candidates? And with the country at war, please couldn’t the church hang an American flag in the sanctuary?

After refusing each time, Mr. Boyd finally became fed up, he said. Before the last presidential election, he preached six sermons called “The Cross and the Sword” in which he said the church should steer clear of politics, give up moralizing on sexual issues, stop claiming the United States as a “Christian nation” and stop glorifying American military campaigns.

“When the church wins the culture wars, it inevitably loses,” Mr. Boyd preached. “When it conquers the world, it becomes the world. When you put your trust in the sword, you lose the cross.”

Mr. Boyd says he is no liberal. He is opposed to abortion and thinks homosexuality is not God’s ideal. The response from his congregation at Woodland Hills Church here in suburban St. Paul — packed mostly with politically and theologically conservative, middle-class evangelicals — was passionate. Some members walked out of a sermon and never returned. By the time the dust had settled, Woodland Hills, which Mr. Boyd founded in 1992, had lost about 1,000 of its 5,000 members.

H.L.s Take Well thats only 1 out of 5, which isn’t that bad, you have to figure 20% of any group are going to be non thinking trolls, but you know that the percentage of people in the church who disagree with the pastor but not enough to get up and leave must be more like 60%. If it was any less then that Bush would not be President today.


Arms Sales Make The War Go Round.

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 30th, 2006 8:50 am by HL

Plato said that all wars were fought for money. The U.S. is selling arms, and fuel to both Arabs, and Israelis. No wonder Bush refuses to try to negotiate a diplomatic settlement to the conflict. The Bush family profits off of wars, any wars. That is also the reason the Illegal quagmire in Iraq, seems like it will never end. Bush lied soldiers died, and The Bush cartel got rich.

US planning $4.6bn in Mideast arms sales

Excerpt:
washington • The Bush administration spelled out plans yesterday to sell $4.6bn of arms to moderate Arab states, including battle tanks worth as much as $2.9bn to protect critical Saudi infrastructure.

The announcement came two weeks after the administration said it would sell Israel its latest supply of JP-8 aviation fuel valued at up to $210m to help Israeli warplanes “keep peace and security in the region.”

The United States also rushed a delivery of precision-guided bombs requested by Israel after launching its airstrikes against Hizbollah fighters in Lebanon 17 days ago, The New York Times reported last week.

In the newly proposed sales to Arab states, UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter gunships worth up to $808m would go to the United Arab Emirates, while AH-64 Apache helicopters worth as much as $400m would go to Saudi Arabia.

Bahrain would also get Black Hawk helicopters, valued at up to $252m. Jordan would get a potential $156m in upgrades to 1,000 of its M113A1 armored personnel carriers.


Audit Finds U.S. Hid Cost of Iraq Projects

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on July 30th, 2006 8:37 am by HL

Seems the State Department has been lying about what is spending money on, and how much they are spending in Iraq rebuilding projects. They are underreporting the price of projects that end up not getting completed. Things like hospitals, and electricity stations. They even change the numbers to make it appear that there will not be cost overuns, meanwhile they are using the money that is supposed to be going to these projects on more bombs, or just sticking it in there pockets as Bush cronies are known to do.

Audit Finds U.S. Hid Cost of Iraq Projects

NY Times
Excerpt:
The findings appeared in an audit of a children’s hospital in Basra, but they referred to the wider reconstruction activities of the development agency in Iraq. American and Iraqi officials reported this week that the State Department planned to drop Bechtel, its contractor on that project, as signs of budget and scheduling problems began to surface….
Bechtel has said that because of the deteriorating security in Basra, the hospital project could not be completed as envisioned. But Mr. Higgins said: “Despite the challenges, we are committed to completing this project so that sick children in Basra can receive the medical help they need. The necessary funding is now in place to ensure that will happen.”…
The report said it suspected that other unreported costs on the hospital could drive the tab even higher. In another case cited in the report, a power station project in Musayyib, the direct construction cost cited by the development agency was $6.6 million, while the overhead cost was $27.6 million.
One result is that the project’s overhead, a figure that normally runs to a maximum of 30 percent, was a stunning 418 percent.