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Archive for June, 2007

Why George W. Bush Loves Immigrants

Posted in Latest Comics, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 29th, 2007 9:20 am by HL

News Items:
Senate rejects Bush immigration plan

Court allows student’s anti-Bush T-shirt

Largest Prison Inmate Increase Since 2000

This is a 12 Part Comic

Bush

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Bush Refuses to Answer Congressional Subpoenas

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 28th, 2007 10:04 am by HL

White House refuses to answer subpoenas

MSNBC
Excerpt:
WASHINGTON – President Bush, moving toward a constitutional showdown with Congress, asserted executive privilege Thursday and rejected lawmakers’ demands for documents that could shed light on the firings of federal prosecutors.

Bush’s attorney told Congress the White House would not turn over subpoenaed documents for former presidential counsel Harriet Miers and former political director Sara Taylor. Congressional panels want the documents for their investigations of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ stewardship of the Justice Department, including complaints of undue political influence.

“It’s pretty clear that again members of Congress are engaged in an attempt … to try to do what they can to make life more difficult for the White House,” Snow said.

HL’s Take
Uh, yeah Tony, that’s their job. To root out corruption and crime amongst the biggest criminal organization in the world. I know you would like it Tony if they would just leave you poor guys alone and stop bullying you, the way the Republicans did during the first 6 years of Bush’s reign.
I guess Tony thinks that the Democrats are just “playing politics” again. So now the long awaited constitutional showdown will begin. The lame ass democrats will take it to court where the supreme court will eventually rule 5-4 that Bush does not have to answer to congress. Of course if Congress would issue contempt of congress citations and begin impeachment proceedings we could avoid the upcoming dog and pony show, but you know that will never happen.


Playing Politics: Republican Subpoenas of Clinton Outnumber Bush Subpoenas 1500-5

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 28th, 2007 9:55 am by HL

So who likes to play politics? The Republicans issued over 1500 subpoenas to the Clinton administration. Yet the Republicans cry “playing politics” when they get subpoenas for the real crimes against America that they commit every single day. Here is Air America’s Randi Rhodes with the details. If you have never listened to Randi’s Air America Show by the way, you should give it a try. I dare any ditto monkey to go up against her and not coming out looking like fool


Bush Loses Again on Immigration

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 28th, 2007 9:46 am by HL

Apparently George W. Bush still does not realize how much he is poison to the Republican party as well as the nation. Bush confidentally predicted a couple of weeks ago that he would see reporters at the signing ceremony for his immigration bill. Bush’s own people however are no longer cowering in fear at whatever Bush says he wants. (the democrats still are of course)
Bush is the lamest of lame ducks. Too bad we couldn’t do something to get him out early as the next year and a half will be wasted in terms of getting anything meaningful done. Meanwhile the war in Iraq will rage on until Bush is finally dragged out of office. I think Bush was so hot on this immigration bill because it was a way to keep Iraq off the front pages. I have not seen any stories on Iraq in a couple of days now in the MSM, and even the blogs are starting to not pay as much attention anymore. Bush realizes that he is a failure in everything he does and he was hoping to at least have this one thing to point to as a success. Sorry Geogre, absolute failure sucks absolutely, and so do you.

Senate blocks immigration bill

AP
Excerpt:
WASHINGTON – The Senate drove a stake Thursday through President Bush’s plan to legalize millions of unlawful immigrants, likely postponing major action on immigration until after the 2008 elections.

After the stinging political setback, Bush sounded resigned to defeat.

“Legal immigration is one of the top concerns of the American people, and Congress’ failure to act on it is a disappointment,” he said after an appearance in Newport, R.I. “A lot of us worked hard to see if we couldn’t find common ground. It didn’t work.”


Dick Cheney Halliburton Stock up over 3000% Since 2004

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 28th, 2007 9:36 am by HL

More fallout from Dick Cheney and his Halliburton stock. In 2005 The US Government has handed out almost $400 Billion in no bid contracts as opposed to $160 Billion in competitive contracts. This alone should be an impeachable offense. (On top of everything else Bush and Cheney should be put on trial for) Most of the no bids of course are going to Halliburton which Cheney as former CEO still owns hundreds of thousands of shares in. Why doesn’t congress do something about the fact that Cheney is the world’s biggest war profiteer. The Democrats are failing us because they refuse to do anything about a guy who is violating the constitution and the American people at every turn. IMPEACH THESE BASTARDS ALREADY

Report: ‘Shadow Goverment’ Of Private Contractors Explodes Under Bush

Raw Story
Excerpt:
A new report by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform concludes that, under the Bush administration, the “shadow government of private companies working under federal contract has exploded in size. Between 2000 and 2005, procurement spending increased by over $175 billion dollars, making federal contracts the fastest growing component of federal discretionary spending.”

Chart shows government no bid contracts vs. competitive contracts
– Halliburton has been the “fastest growing contractor.” Under the Bush administration, federal spending to Halliburton “increased over 600% between 2000 and 2005.” The Government Accountability Office recently found that the government has wasted at least $2.7 billion to Halliburton on “overpriced contracts or undocumented costs.” At the end of 2005, Cheney’s stock options were valued at more than $8 million, a 3,281 percent gain from 2004.


Young People Becoming Increasingly More Liberal

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 27th, 2007 6:45 am by HL

Poll Shows Liberal Ideas Gaining With Young People

NY Times
Excerpt:
Young Americans are more likely than the general public to favor a government-run universal health care insurance system, an open-door policy on immigration and the legalization of gay marriage, according to a New York Times/CBS News/MTV poll. The poll also found that they are more likely to say the war in Iraq is heading to a successful conclusion.

In a snapshot of a group whose energy and idealism have always been as alluring to politicians as its scattered focus and shifting interests have been frustrating, the poll found that substantially more Americans between the ages of 17 and 29 than four years ago are paying attention to the presidential race. But they appeared to be really familiar with only two of the candidates, Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton, both Democrats.

They have continued a long-term drift away from the Republican Party, and although they are just as worried as the general population about the outlook for the country and think their generation is likely to be worse off than that of their parents, they retain a belief that their votes can make a difference, the poll found.


4 Part Dick Cheney Story in Washington Post

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 27th, 2007 6:39 am by HL

Have your read the 4 part series by the Washington Post on Dick Cheney. if not here it is.

Angler: The Vice Presidency of Dick Cheney

Washington Post
Excerpt:
In Oregon, a battleground state that the Bush-Cheney ticket had lost by less than half of 1 percent, drought-stricken farmers and ranchers were about to be cut off from the irrigation water that kept their cropland and pastures green. Federal biologists said the Endangered Species Act left the government no choice: The survival of two imperiled species of fish was at stake.

Law and science seemed to be on the side of the fish. Then the vice president stepped in.

First Cheney looked for a way around the law, aides said. Next he set in motion a process to challenge the science protecting the fish, according to a former Oregon congressman who lobbied for the farmers.

Because of Cheney’s intervention, the government reversed itself and let the water flow in time to save the 2002 growing season, declaring that there was no threat to the fish. What followed was the largest fish kill the West had ever seen, with tens of thousands of salmon rotting on the banks of the Klamath River.

Characteristically, Cheney left no tracks.


Elizabeth Edwards Bitch Slaps Ann Coulter on National TV

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 27th, 2007 6:06 am by HL

Coulter is clearly flustered when she gets called on her hate speech. Watch her squirm as Edwards takes her down. Why this bitch is even on TV anymore with her Republicans approval ratings lower then pond scum just proves once and for all that the Conservative Republican media whores are alive and well, and will never report what is really going on regarding the mood of the country. No one wants to hear this piece of s**t anymore. I considered not putting it up here just to not give her more publicity, but readers of this site are not going to start becoming Ann fans anyway.

Here is a video of Coulter wishing John Edwards would die in a terrorist attack.


The Dirty Dozen

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 27th, 2007 5:58 am by HL

List of people convicted in Abramoff scandal so far

Mathaba.net
Excerpt:
Former Deputy Interior Secretary Steven Griles, the highest-ranking Bush administration official convicted in the scandal, was sentenced to 10 months in prison for lying to senators. He pleaded guilty to obstructing a congressional investigation. He admitted lying to a Senate committee about his relationship with Abramoff, who repeatedly sought Griles’ intervention at Interior on behalf of Indian tribal clients.

-Former Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio, sentenced in January to 2 1/2 years in prison, acknowledged taking bribes from Abramoff. Ney was in the traveling party on an Abramoff-sponsored golfing trip to Scotland at the heart of the case against former White House official David Safavian.

-Abramoff is serving six years in prison on a criminal case out of Florida, where he pleaded guilty in January 2006 to charges of conspiracy, honest services fraud and tax evasion. He has not yet been sentenced on charges of mail fraud, conspiracy and tax evasion stemming from the influence-peddling scandal in Washington. Abramoff is cooperating in a bribery investigation involving lawmakers, their aides and members of the Bush administration.


CNN Showing Their True Priorities Cancels Michael Moore for Paris Hilton

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 27th, 2007 5:54 am by HL

CNN, The Cable News Network should change their names to CCNN, Celebrity Cable News Network. That is because they have decided to dump Michael Moore who was supposed to be on Larry King Live to talk about his new movie Sicko. Instead they are going to have a much more important story, far more important then people dying every day because they have no health insurance. They got the first Paris Hilton Interview since her release from jail this morning. CNN is the biggest whore network ever. Anyone who watches that piece of crap to get hard news, is wasting their time. Hey CNN I hear that Lindsay Lohan had decided to stay longer at rehab then originally planned. Maybe you should do a week long retrospective. Next time Britney Spears shaves her head you should cancel all commercials and do a full day devoted to Britney. Screw television, keep it here on the HL for all the important stories.