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Archive for November 17th, 2006

Update: Complete UCLA Taser Video

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on November 17th, 2006 3:09 pm by HL

We had a story earlier today about Mostafa Tabatabainejad, a student at UCLA who refused to show his student ID in a library after Security racially profiled him and approached him randomly. We had a partial video, and interview earlier, but here is the complete video. I was sickened as I watched it. If I was there I would have found a heavy object and beat that rent a cop over his head and knocked his ass out. Why didn’t those students try to stop the beating? F**king Cowards.


Video: Olbermann, More Media Hypocrisy

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on November 17th, 2006 2:35 pm by HL

The Democrats are having a shameful fight that will destroy the party. The Republicans welcome back racist Trent Lott who wins by a mere one vote is a “remarkable comeback story” and we hardly get a mention of that from your “liberal” media. (more)


Russ Feingold Again intoduces Legislation For Iraq Pullout

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on November 17th, 2006 2:31 pm by HL

A Way Out Of Iraq by Sen. Russ Feingold

Tom Paine.com
Excerpt:
On Tuesday, I introduced legislation requiring U.S. forces to redeploy from Iraq by July 1, 2007. My legislation recognizes that a target date for the redeployment of U.S. troops from Iraq will help pressure the Iraqis to get their political house in order. Simply announcing when we will begin redeployment, without any end date, is unlikely to put adequate pressure on the Iraqis.

A target date isn’t just critical to our Iraq policy, it is essential for our national security policy. We cannot adequately focus on the pressing national security challenges we face around the globe when so many of our brave troops are in Iraq, and so many billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars are being spent there. A timetable ensures that we can refocus our resources on fighting terrorist networks and on addressing trouble spots around the world that threaten our national security.

Because problems in Iraq won’t dry up overnight, my legislation would allow for a minimal level of U.S. forces to remain in Iraq for targeted counterterrorism activities, training of Iraqi security forces, and the protection of U.S. infrastructure and personnel.

H.L.s Take:
Russ won’t run for President, but we get Tom Nosack to run. What is wrong with this country?


Dennis Kucinich: Cut Off Funding For Iraq

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on November 17th, 2006 12:44 pm by HL

Rep. Dennis Kucinich: Cut Off Iraq War Funding

Truthdig
Excerpt:
Dennis KucinichTRUTHDIG: I was just reading up on your [Nov. 15] appearance on Democracy Now!, in which you talked about cutting off the funds to Iraq as being the only way to make any progress there. Do you want to comment on that?

KUCINICH: Today, it was announced that 2,000 more Marines are being sent to Anbar province—a place which was already declared “lost” for the purposes of military occupation. Why are we sacrificing our young men and women? Why are we keeping them in an impossible situation? Why are we stoking a civil war with our continued presence? We have to take a new direction in Iraq, and that direction is out.

Now, there are many plans out there. The people talking about phased redeployment, the president as the commander in chief ultimately has the authority to determine the placement of troops. Congress’ real authority, and Congress’ constitutional [mandate] as a co-equal branch of government, requires that it be heard from, and I believe that Congress must exercise its authority to protect the troops by bringing them home. And the only way we can do that effectively is to vote against supplemental appropriations—which has kept the war going, or to vote against appropriation bills which fund the war. That’s Congress’ ultimate power—the power of the purse.
If we truly care about our troops, we’ll get them out.

H.L.s Take
Kucinich is right, The Democrats are in a position to cut off funding for Iraq, which will have to end the war, but will they do that? Will they respond to the will of the people, or to the people who pull the strings and shower them with money. If the Democrats do not do what the people voted them in to do, then they should all be voted back out in 2008, for candidates who will.


Video: UCLA Student Brutally Tasered by Campus Security

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on November 17th, 2006 12:28 pm by HL

A UCLA Student who was an American citizen of Iranian dissent was tasered repeatedly by security police. The student, Mostafa Tabatabainejad, was studying at the UCLA library, when security guards randomly came up to him and asked him to see his ID. What happened next is not entirely clear, but within minutes Tabatabainejad was on the floor screaming “I’ll Leave” as security hit him over and over again with thousands of volts of electricity causing him to scream out in pain. It was captured on a cell phone cam by one of the other students who were outraged at what they were witnessing. Security threatened to Taser anyone who tried to interfere with the relentless abuse. Keith Olbermann has the video, and an interview with a writer at The UCLA Daily Bruin, who wrote the original story.

H.L.s Take:
I would expect more from a school like UCLA, the chancellor of the University, as well as everyone involved in this incident, and anyone involved in the policy that allowed this to happen should be fired immediately. While we are on the subject of UCLA, get a real Football coach too.


Republican Bring Back Racist Windbag Trent Lott

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on November 17th, 2006 12:14 pm by HL

Senate GOP: Lott’s Racist Comments Are No Longer An Issue, ‘Admire Him For Coming Back’

Think Progress.org
Excerpt:
What was racism in 2002 is a non-issue in 2006. NPR interviewed several senators — including Hagel and McCain — who said that Lott’s racist comments didn’t even come up in his whip nomination:..
Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME): We understand what happened. There’s no point going over. It’s in the past now, you know, and he has expressed, you know, his deep regret, as he should.

H.L.s Take:
Republicans will never change, Who cares if they just got their asses handed to them by the American Public, they’ll just go right on being racist, war mongering, greedy a**holes, and they will probably be back in power in two years thanks to the worthless democrats.

Heres an oldie:

Trent Lott and Bush


Mainstream Media Wants Iraq To Go on Forever

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on November 17th, 2006 12:00 pm by HL

The New Media Offensive Against Withdrawal

Anti-War.com
Excerpt:
The American media establishment has launched a major offensive against the option of withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq.
In the latest media assault, right-wing outfits like Fox News and the Wall Street Journal editorial page are secondary. The heaviest firepower is now coming from the most valuable square inches of media real estate in the USA – the front page of the New York Times.

The present situation is grimly instructive for anyone who might wonder how the Vietnam War could continue for years while opinion polls showed that most Americans were against it. Now, in the wake of midterm elections widely seen as a rebuke to the Iraq war, powerful media institutions are feverishly spinning against a pullout of U.S. troops.


Israel PM Praises Bush after Meeting With Democrats

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on November 17th, 2006 11:52 am by HL

Olmert Hugs Bush, Praises Iraq War

The Jewish Journal
Excerpt:
The issue was not raised in Olmert’s 10-minute-long meeting with Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi, or in his longer sit-down with the Senate leadership. Yet on the sidelines of a meeting with a group of Jewish lawmakers from both houses, Olmert was asked if he really meant that the Iraq War promoted stability in the region. He replied, “I really believe that.”

H.L.s Take
Now that we got the Republicans out of power in Congress, the next step is to get Israel out of power in the Congress. Israel represented by the Democratic Party. The more I learn about world politics the more I realize that Israel is in control of both the democrats and republicans? Why is that? Is it because they just funnel a lot of money to both sides? It’s time for The United States Government to put The United States ahead of Israel.


Why Would Bush Ever Want Iraq War to End? (Ask Bart)

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on November 17th, 2006 10:34 am by HL

I was reading my favorite site on the web yesterday, the great Bartcop. Bart is the smartest, funniest guy in the Liberal blogosphere. If you are not reading his site, you should get over there. Here is a sample of the fine work that Bart does every single day, and has been for the past 10 Years.

 Iraq pumped 3.5M barrels daily before Bush invaded

 and then they got their 2003 Halliburton upgrade

Bush’s oil gouge, which is going to $100a barrel

makes $350,000,000 Bush will steal every day.

No wonder they were so eager to start a war,

stealing  $350,000,000 every day.

It’s the biggest theft in Earth’s history.

Exxon made
$10B profit in 90 days 


 $100M a day – all profit – because Bush started a fake war

 Link

Bush’s “Bring ’em on”
death taunt is up to…

2859….2863 American victims

Bush killed another 4 soldiers since yesterday.
 

Exxon made $100M in profit since Monday.

Think The BFEE is ready for this war to end?

Exxon’s new slogan

$100M and 3.4 soldiers a day!

 Meanwhile, Bush’s war costs taxpayers $2 billion a week.

He’s the greatest president ever – if you have oil stocks.

Bush has killed more Americans than Osama.

http://icasualties.org/oif/

Read Bartcop.com