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Archive for May, 2007

The Iraq War Spending Bill: How They Voted.

Posted in Latest Stories & Articles by H.L., Main Blog (All Posts) on May 25th, 2007 6:23 am by HL

by H.L.
So the democrats have caved in once again and given a President with a 30% approval rating everything he wants for a war that he started based on lies. A war that 70% of Americans want over as soon as possible, as in now. They claim the reason that they let the retarded murder monkey continue his campaign of death is because they are afraid. Sounds right to me, they are afraid that they will take the blame for “losing” the war, the war that they were told in no uncertain terms by the electorate to end. Not only do I not believe this, I think it is an outright lie.
How can you be afraid of losing the war that Bush lost the day he started it? Not to mention the fact that fear once again rules the Democratic party. Or is it greed? How much money are they getting to pretend they want to end the war while being the very people who keep it going. The Democrat’s original bill which was vetoed by Bush called for a return of the troops. Thats all they had to do, once Bush refused the bill the democrats could have said “Hey George, it’s our way or the highway. They could have just sat back and waited. When the money for the troops ran out they could have submitted the exact same bill, and if Bush again refused to sign the war would be over. He would be forced to bring the troops home immediately. But the Democrats were afraid. Even if it is true that they would be blamed (which they wouldn’t) I guess they are more concerned with saving there jobs then with thousands of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis dying for Bush’s lies, greed, and oil.
OK then lets take a look at how they voted. Not all the Democrats are spineless weasels, here are the ones that refuse to continue to whore for Bush.

Boxer (D-CA), Clinton (D-NY), Dodd (D-CT), Feingold (D-WI), Kennedy (D-MA), Kerry (D-MA). Leahy (D-VT), Obama (D-IL), Sanders (I-VT), Whitehouse (D-RI), Wyden (D-OR).

Clinton, Dodd, and Obama are running for the whitehouse next year. Of course my choice for The Democratic nomination is Kucinich, if he doesn’t get it I’m hoping one of the above does.
Surprisingly 3 Republicans also voted against the bill. Either they have seen the light and finally realize that Bush is an insane lunatic killing machine, or they unlike the most of the dems, are smart enough to realize they have more of a chance of getting voted out for being against Bush rather then for him. Here they are.

Burr (R-NC), Enzi (Wy.) and Coburn (OK)

I have always heard the Coburn from Oklahoma is a Republicans Republican, maybe he doesn’t think the bill goes far enough. Maybe he’s pissed that the bill doesn’t also include a rider to allow Bush to serve a third term. I’ll have to look into that, but in the meantime I’m glad some Republicans are starting to get the message. Will he have to have the Republicans to bail us out of this situation while the Democrats cower in fear? Here is the list of Dems. that need to be replaced by some Democrats with balls come next November.

Akaka (D-HI), Baucus (D-MT), Bayh (D-IN), Biden (D-DE), Bingaman (D-NM), Brown (D-OH), Byrd (D-WV), Cantwell (D-WA), Cardin (D-MD), Carper (D-DE), Casey (D-PA), Conrad (D-ND), Dorgan (D-ND), Durbin (D-IL), Feinstein (D-CA), Harkin (D-IA), Inouye (D-HI), Klobuchar (D-MN), Kohl (D-WI), Landrieu (D-LA), Lautenberg (D-NJ), Levin (D-MI), Lincoln (D-AR), McCaskill (D-MO), Menendez (D-NJ), Mikulski (D-MD), Murray (D-WA), Nelson (D-FL), Nelson (D-NE), Pryor (D-AR), Reed (D-RI), Reid (D-NV), Rockefeller (D-WV), Salazar (D-CO), Stabenow (D-MI), Tester (D-MT), Webb (D-VA).

One of the Senators on this list is Dianne Feinstein from right here in California. Time to go back to extorting construction firms Dianne. I want her out she is sullying the name of the most progressive state in the union. Harry Reid is on the list. Harry, Harry, Harry, you were the one who claimed that the Democrats would never back down. You got no balls Harry, you’ve got to go too.

In the biggest slap in the face to the voters of all, Every new Democratic Senator that was voted in last November voted for Bush continued murder spree except Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island. Sherrod Brown of Ohio ran on an anti-war campaign. Well now Democrats have to deal with his turncoat ass for the next 5 1/2 years. The other new Democratic Senators that voted yea on the bill are Cardin, Klouchbar, Mc Caskill, Tester, Casey, and Webb. The last of which only got in because George Allen was stupid enough to make his Macacca comment.
Remember these names next time they are up for re-election. In the meantime the war will rage on. More of our soldiers will die, and you can blame all the people who voted for the bill for it, and no one else, well except the rest of the Republicans that voted yes, and of course the man who started it all George W. Bush. Democrats had a chance to change history yesterday. Congrats to the ones with balls, to the rest, shame on you yellow bellied weasel whores.


No More Blood for Oil

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts), Pictures on May 24th, 2007 6:06 am by HL

Saw this on Bartcop.com

This is what our government is doing to us

Goodling Admits Hiring Based on Politics

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on May 24th, 2007 6:00 am by HL

Goodling Says She ‘Crossed the Line’

MSNBC
Excerpt
A former senior aide to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales leveled serious new accusations against him and his deputy yesterday, describing an “uncomfortable” attempt by Gonzales to discuss the firings of U.S. attorneys as Congress and the Justice Department were intensifying their investigations of the issue.

Monica M. Goodling, who resigned last month as Gonzales’s senior counselor and White House liaison, also told the House Judiciary Committee yesterday that she “crossed the line” by using political criteria in hiring a wide array of career professionals at Justice, including looking up political donations by some applicants.

“I do acknowledge that I may have gone too far in asking political questions of applicants for career positions,” Monica Goodling testified.

In a day-long hearing that afforded her immunity from prosecution, Goodling minimized her role in the controversial firings of nine U.S. attorneys last year and joined a long line of Justice officials who say they were not responsible for adding names to the lists of those to be dismissed.


Bush Threatens Veto of House Gas Gouging Bill

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on May 24th, 2007 5:53 am by HL

House approves stiff gas-gouging penalties

MSNBC
Excerpt
WASHINGTON – The House, eager to do something about record high gasoline prices in advance of the Memorial Day weekend, voted narrowly Wednesday to approve stiff penalties for those found guilty of gasoline price gouging.

The bill directs the Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department to go after oil companies, traders or retail operators if they take “unfair advantage” or charge “unconscionably excessive” prices for gasoline and other fuels.

The White House called the measure a form of price controls that could result in fuel shortages. It said President Bush would be urged to veto the legislation should it pass Congress.

HLs Take
There is your proof that Bush is in the pockets of big oil, he has zero desire to help the people whatsoever. Our government is failing us at every level.


4 Senators With Balls

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on May 23rd, 2007 7:48 pm by HL

Four Senators With Balls

Bob Geiger.com
Excerpt
If I asked you to quickly name what four United States Senators are sticking to their guns and will vote against the ludicrous “compromise” Iraq supplemental bill — you know, the one where George W. Bush gets everything he wants — what would be your first few guesses?

If you said Russ Feingold (D-WI), Chris Dodd (D-CT) and John Kerry (D-MA) you would, of course, be right. And if you think about who was one of the fastest to sign on with the Feingold-Reid legislation to withdraw our troops from Iraq in less than a year, you probably would have also guessed Independent Bernie Sanders of Vermont….

Chris Dodd, who is a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, continues to display the guts and leadership he’s been showing on the war throughout the new Congress.

“I cannot and will not simply give this President another blank check,” said Dodd in a statement Wednesday. “Half-measures and equivocations are not going to change our course in Iraq. If we are serious about ending the war, Congress must stand up to this President’s failed policy now – with clarity and conviction.”

Here’s video of Dodd explaining how he will vote:

Meanwhile, John Edwards joins Dodd as only the second of the presidential candidates willing to go toe-to-toe with Bush on ending the war and responsibly redeploying U.S. forces out of the Iraqi civil war.

Here’s Edwards:

“The so-called compromise under discussion in Congress that would give the president another blank check to continue his failed war is a serious mistake. Full funding is full funding, no matter what you call it…..


Keith Olbermann on Democrats Shameless Collapse To Bush on Iraq

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on May 23rd, 2007 7:31 pm by HL

How much are they being paid? How much money is enough for these god damn whores?


Bush Administration Involved in Lebanon Attacks

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on May 23rd, 2007 6:14 am by HL

Hersh: Bush administration arranged support for militants attacking Lebanon

Raw Story
Excerpt
n an interview on CNN International’s Your World Today, veteran journalist Seymour Hersh explains that the current violence in Lebanon is the result of an attempt by the Lebanese government to crack down on a militant Sunni group, Fatah al-Islam, that it formerly supported.

Last March, Hersh reported that American policy in the Middle East had shifted to opposing Iran, Syria, and their Shia allies at any cost, even if it meant backing hardline Sunni jihadists.

A key element of this policy shift was an agreement among Vice President Dick Cheney, Deputy National Security Advisor Elliot Abrams, and Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the Saudi national security adviser, whereby the Saudis would covertly fund the Sunni Fatah al-Islam in Lebanon as a counterweight to the Shia Hezbollah.

Hersh points out that the current situation is much like that during the conflict in Afghanistan in the 1980′s – which gave rise to al Qaeda – with the same people involved in both the US and Saudi Arabia and the “same pattern” of the US using jihadists that the Saudis assure us they can control.

When asked why the administration would be acting in a way that appears to run counter to US interests, Hersh says that, since the Israelis lost to them last summer, “the fear of Hezbollah in Washington, particularly in the White House, is acute.”


Abramoff Scandal Continues to Reverberate with Rove

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on May 23rd, 2007 6:10 am by HL

Former Rove aide pleads the Fifth on White House contacts with convicted lobbyist Abramoff

Raw Story
Excerpt
Susan Ralston, the former executive assistant to top White House adviser Karl Rove, invoked her rights against self-incrimination while she was being asked to answer questions by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the Committee’s Chairman, Rep. Henry Waxman, announced in a memo Tuesday. The deposition for which she sat concerned contacts between convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff and Rove, as well as the White House more broadly.

“The subjects this morning that she will be unable to testify to…are the subjects of the relationship between Jack Abramoff and his associates and White House officials, including Ms. Ralston, and the subject of the use by White House officials of political e-mail accounts at the RNC,” Ralston’s lawyer, Bradford Berenson said, during the May 10 deposition. “She has material, useful information about both of those subjects.”

According to Waxman’s memo, which was sent to Oversight Committee members, Ralston is seeking immunity from prosecution.

“She is more than willing to provide it to the committee. However, she will, as we have previously discussed, require a grant of immunity before she is comfortable going forward,” Berenson also said in the deposition.


Major Networks Ignoring James Comey, Alberto Gonzalez Story

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on May 23rd, 2007 6:06 am by HL

The Game is Rigged

Progressive Daily Beacon
Excerpt
The sad truth of the matter is, whether people are willing to admit it or not, the game is rigged. Actually, the entire system has become every bit perverted as former Republican Congressman, Mark Foley’s needful desire for all things boy.

James Comey, deputy to former United States Attorney General John Ashcroft, testified before Congress that then White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales and Mister Bush’s onetime Chief of Staff, Andrew Card, likely at the behest of the President, were dispatched to the hospital bed of a very ill and barely coherent Ashcroft. Gonzales and Card’s mission, according to Mister Comey, was to try and convince the nation’s barely conscious top law enforcement officer to approve of Mister Bush’s domestic spy program. A task made necessary because the justice department had concluded the program to be unlawful.

When Mister Comey caught wind of the Gonzales-Card scheme for seeking to bypass the justice department’s findings, he and his security detail made a Tom Clancy-like high-speed dash through America’s capital and were able to beat Mister Bush’s men to the convalescing Attorney General’s bedside. As if the spectacle of a president dispatching his boys to the hospital bed of a barely coherent Attorney General in an effort to undermine the rule of law weren’t surreal enough, James Comey’s testimony caught Gonzales in a blatant lie. And Gonzales’s lie wasn’t a little trifling lie – it was a felonious lie to Congress and told while the current attorney general was under oath.

HLs Take
And the networks wonder why they are losing there asses in the news ratings to the blogs. Keep whoring for the administration guys. The more you do, the more viewers we get, the more money we make, and the more money you lose. Everyone know nows that network news is a bunch of Bush ass licking crap. Soon you will have no viewers at all, none if the important demographics you are looking for anyway


Bush, CIA, Start Covert War with Iran

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on May 23rd, 2007 6:02 am by HL

Bush gives secret order for covert war with Iran

The Blue State
Excerpt
Intelligence officials leaked to the Blotter that President Bush has given a classified order to the CIA allowing them to wage covert war in Iran:

The CIA has received secret presidential approval to mount a covert “black” operation to destabilize the Iranian government, current and former officials in the intelligence community tell the Blotter on ABCNews.com.

The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the subject, say President Bush has signed a “nonlethal presidential finding” that puts into motion a CIA plan that reportedly includes a coordinated campaign of propaganda, disinformation and manipulation of Iran’s currency and international financial transactions.

This is analogous to the 2002 order that Bush gave the CIA prior to the official start of war in Iraq.