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Archive for August 16th, 2006

Video: George W. Bush’s Greatest Hits. AKA “Is Bush an Idiot?”

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on August 16th, 2006 1:16 pm by HL

Republican Joe Scarboro asks the question, you be the judge. This is a video of Bush’s greatest blunders, stumbles, and gaffes. You might want to go make some Popcorn first, Its over 10 minutes long, but worth watching for some laughs if nothing else.


Video: Republican Links Hilary to Bin Laden. Calls Her a “Faceist” in Ad

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on August 16th, 2006 1:10 pm by HL

Hilary is for the war, so I guess that means anyone for the war is with Bin Laden. Sounds good to me.
Apparently Republican stupidty is not just an internet thing. Kieth Olbermann Reports.


Bush Civil War News: Another 19 Die

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 16th, 2006 1:03 pm by HL

Bombings kill at least 19 in Baghdad

AP
Excerpt:
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Bombs killed at least 19 people in the Iraqi capital Wednesday, as British troops drove off dozens of gunmen who laid siege to the governor’s office in the southern city of Basra, apparently to avenge a tribal leader killed the day before.

In Baghdad, deputy Health Minister Adel Muhsin said about 3,500 Iraqis died last month in sectarian or political violence nationwide. Muhsin said he had no comparative figures for other months but added that the July figure was the highest monthly tally of the war.

Last week, the ministry said about 1,500 violent deaths were reported in the Baghdad area alone in July.


Bush No End To Terror War

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 16th, 2006 12:47 pm by HL

So I guess we have wasted hundreds of Billions of Dollars on nothing.

Bush sees terrorism war ‘for years to come’

AP
Excerpt:
War without endThe work going on here really is indicative of the challenge we face, not only this week, but this year and the years to come,” in the global war on terrorism sparked by the September 11, 2001 attacks, said Bush.

The president, suffering in the polls because of sky-high gas prices and the unpopular war in Iraq, was on the second day of a week-long push on national security and the economy, two critical issues in the November 7 vote.

Democrats, however, have charged that Bush’s decision to attack Iraq diverted precious resources from the broader global war on terrorism, and sharply criticized him for failing to capture or kill Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.

“Today the president once again tried to convince Americans that he’s taken all the steps necessary to keep them safe. Unfortunately, the facts of the last five years aren’t that convincing,” said Senate Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid.

H.L.s Take:
This AP story was originally titles “Bush Sees No End in Terror War” but once again the Bush licking media softened it up a bit for him.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. You can not fight a war against an idea. As long as there is a pissed off person with a gun, terror and violence will happen, it’s human nature. You can spend all the money you want trying to stop the people you pissed off from fighting back but it will never work. But then again the Bush family does not get rich off Peace, and Cheap gasoline do they??? They MUST have war to keep it going.


Afghan opium cultivation hits a record

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 16th, 2006 12:30 pm by HL

Hey, you wanna cop some cheap smack???

Afghan opium cultivation hits a record

AP

Excerpt:
The U.N. reported last year that Afghanistan produced an estimated 4,500 tons of opium — enough to make 450 tons of heroin — nearly 90 percent of world supply.

This year’s preliminary findings indicate a failure in attempts to eradicate poppy cultivation and continuing corruption among provincial officials and police — problems acknowledged by President Hamid Karzai.

Karzai told Fortune magazine in a recent interview that “lots of people” in his administration profited from the narcotics trade and that he had underestimated the difficulty of eradicating opium production.

The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime estimate that opium accounted for 52 percent of Afghanistan’s gross domestic product in 2005.

“Now what they have is a narco-economy. If they do not get corruption sorted they can slip into being a narco-state,” the U.S. official warned.

Opium cultivation has surged since the ouster of the Taliban in late 2001. The former regime enforced an effective ban on poppy growing by threatening to jail farmers — virtually eradicating the crop in 2000.

H.L.s Take: Hmmm. Lets see, the crop was virtually eradicated in 2000, since the U.S army moved in to try to find Bin Laden 5 years ago. (update he still hasn’t been caught. Its been…hold on let me check the chart….wow its been exactly 1800 days since 9/11, and no Bin Laden, meanwhile Heroin production in Afghanistan is now at an all time high. Hmm I wonder if there is any connection. I bet one Manuel Noriega might have an opinion. He was a close ally to George Bush Sr. before he was busted by the Army in 1989.
Not for nothing did they call him “Poppy.” Most of the upper echelon of wealthy families in this country made their mega billions as a result of the industrial revolution. You know how they made the millions that they were able to invest to make the billions they did. The 2 biggest ways: Opium, and Slavery.


Employer advises Dumpster-diving for axed workers

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 16th, 2006 12:07 pm by HL

Here is a story of how Corporate America view the minions, trash, and scum who are unfortunate enough to have to work for them.

Employer advises Dumpster-diving for axed workers

Chron.com

Excerpt:
NEW YORK – Bankrupt Northwest Airlines Corp. advised workers to fish in the trash for things they like or take their dates for a walk in the woods in a move to help workers facing the ax to save money…
The four-page booklet, “Preparing for a Financial Setback” contained suggestions such as shopping in thrift stores, taking “a date for a walk along the beach or in the woods” and not being “shy about pulling something you like out of the trash.”
H.L.s Take:
There was a time in this country where the middle class could make a decent living because corporate regulation forced companies to make modest profits, the companies (like the one my father worked for) did very well, and the employees were happy to be a part of that company. They would stay in the same job for 30 years or more because they knew the company was taking care of them.
Of course those days are long gone. Nowadays people are happy to have whatever kind of job they can get. They hate the jobs but can’t leave because they know that finding a better one will be nearly impossible. So they keep the job with less pay, less benefits and more abuse.
This has happened because corporate regulation is a thing of the past. Now companies want to make as much money as they possibly can lay their hands on, and screw the workers. There is always someone else who will take the job for even less. This is how the upper management views its employees, we’ll lay your ass off, if you get hungry go jump in the dumpster and eat the chicken bones I threw out last night. Screw them I say, screw them. (of course many people can not do that because they have a family to feed, and a mortgage to pay)
On a side note. I got a call on Monday from a big corporation that took over one of the companies that I used to work for. They had my resume and wanted to talk to me about it and set up an interview. The call came in at 3 PM while I was out. I called back at 4:00, and was treated to the usual voicemail. (No one in big companies that I have to deal with EVER answers the phone anymore) I left a message saying I was returning the call, and to please call back, as usual no return call. I called back the next morning around 9:30 to give the lady time to get settled in and get coffee check the email etc. Again no answer left a second message. Called back around 12:30, the lady must have thought it was someone else because she picked up the phone.
I was then informed by her that the job had already been filled. (Less then 24 hours after they wanted to interview me) saying “Hey a lot of people are looking for work these days.” On previous interviews I have been on that went extremely well they would say “Well we have another 8 candidates that we have to interview then we will make a decision. I call back a week later to be told “We have decided not to hire anyone right now” In other words they are going to make the other employees continue to work much overtime to make up for the lack of personnel. I swear I have heard this more then once. The companies have the workers by the balls, and they know it, so they feel free to treat potential (and actual) employees like crap. Is it any wonder that people who can afford to do so, don’t bother working anymore?