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Bush Approval Rating at Rockbottom. Congress Even Lower

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on June 22nd, 2007 11:05 am by HL

Bush is the worst of the worstNewsweek has just come out with it’s latest Bush popularity poll, the number is (drumroll please)
Ta-da, 26%, which is the lowest of any President since Nixon, and we all know what happened to him. Bush is less popular then bathtub scum right now, but you know what is worse. Congress, that is what is worse. Their approval rating is even lower then Bush. If this isn’t a sign to impeach the bastard already I don’t know what is. Congress, is currently controlled by the Democrats, they were put back in power to end the Iraq War, you know the one where another 16 soldiers have been killed in the past couple of days. Democrats have the power to stop the war, but they don’t. Their BS reason is that “oooh we don’t want to be blamed by Republicans for having lost the war, oooh we don’t want to face 30 commercials where those nasty republicans blame it all on us.” As I have pointed out before, you can’t lose a war that was already lost on the day it started. The Democrats know this, but the leaders of the party lie to us and say they are afraid. (I believe they are afraid, but not of losing, they want to lose) Now that the Democratic controlled congress ratings are even lower then monkey scum, how about doing something about it. The truth is that they don’t do anything because they don’t want to hurt their “boy.” It’s all one big party folks, the Republicrats. They band together to fight us the people. It’s class warfare at it’s finest. The polls prove that people are pissed off at congress because they don’t get Bush out of office by any means necessary. We need to replace all these fake democrats with real democrats (Ones that will vote to impeach, and end the war) like Dennis Kucinich. Vote Kucinich in 2008, the only real Democrat in the field.

Newsweek

How Low Can He Go?

Excerpt:
June 21, 2007 – In 19 months, George W. Bush will leave the White House for the last time. The latest NEWSWEEK Poll suggests that he faces a steep climb if he hopes to coax the country back to his side before he goes. In the new poll, conducted Monday and Tuesday nights, President Bush’s approval rating has reached a record low. Only 26 percent of Americans, just over one in four, approve of the job the 43rd president is doing; while, a record 65 percent disapprove, including nearly a third of Republicans.


Do the Writers of Li’l Bush Read The H.L.?

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on June 22nd, 2007 9:45 am by HL

I was over a friends house a couple of days ago, he had Comedy Central on, which was running a show I had never seen before called Li’l Bush. The show is a cartoon of Bush, Cheney, Rove, and Condi as kids. Bush is the ringleader and gets them into all kinds of trouble. In the episode I was watching the “kids” decide to start a band. They come out onstage dressed up like Kiss. I’m not sure if Cheney was Gene Simmons, but it sounded awfully familiar.
Here is an H.L. Comic flashback from August of 2006, that they may have seen, Its called Dick Cheney: GOP Rock star
Here is an excerpt.

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Cheney: What Happens in my Office, Stays in my Office

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 22nd, 2007 9:36 am by HL

Dick Cheney is trying to claim that his office is not part of the executive branch of the federal government. That’s why he thinks it’s ok that he does not have to answer questions about his secrecy to Information Security Oversight Office, who’s job it is to make sure that things that are supposed to be public information are public information. Cheney even tried to have the offie shut down so he could keep all his evil activities to himself. Fortunately Hollywood’s own congressman Henry Waxman is on the job.

Agency Is Target in Cheney Fight on Secrecy Data

NY Times
Excerpt:
For four years, Vice President Dick Cheney has resisted routine oversight of his office’s handling of classified information, and when the National Archives unit that monitors classification in the executive branch objected, the vice president’s office suggested abolishing the oversight unit, according to documents released yesterday by a Democratic congressman.

Representative Henry A. Waxman, Democrat of California and chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, disclosed Mr. Cheney’s effort to shut down the oversight office. Mr. Waxman, who has had a leading role in the stepped-up efforts by Democrats to investigate the Bush administration, outlined the matter in an eight-page letter sent Thursday to the vice president and posted, along with other documentation, on the committee’s Web site.


Romney Campaign Chief Takes Leave: Being Investigated for Impersonating a State Trooper

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 22nd, 2007 9:23 am by HL

It seems that Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s director of campaign operations likes to pose as a cop. 3 years ago, he was cited and fined for having undercover cop lights and sirens on his car that he used to try to intimidate people and get around traffic. The man whose name is Jay Garrity has just taken a leave of absence from the campaign while he is being investigated on two more charges of impersonating an officer. In one Garrity called a small business to complain that one of their employees was driving erratically. Garrity who identified himself as State Trooper Garrity, called the office and threatened the company in which the driver was employed. In a separate a journalist for the N.Y. Times who was covering John McCain’s campaign was following Romney’s motorcade. Garrity pulled him over, claimed he was a cop and told the reporter that he had ran his license (which is illegal for a non cop to do) and ordered the reporter to stop following them. Garrity even had a fake police badge that he would use. Typical Republicans, they think they can do whatever they want, and if not they can lie, cheat and steal, and pretend to be cops to get there way.

Romney aide is the focus of probe
Allegedly acted as State Police trooper

Boston Globe
Excerpt:
Jay Garrity, who is director of operations on Romney’s presidential campaign and a constant presence at his side, became the primary target of the investigation, according to one of the sources, after authorities traced the cellphone used to make the call back to him. The investigation comes three years after Garrity, while working for Romney in the State House, was cited for having flashing lights and other police equipment in his car without proper permits.

The New Hampshire attorney general, according to the Associated Press, has also opened an investigation into a report that a Romney aide, later identified as Garrity, pulled over a New York Times reporter in New Hampshire and said he had run his license plate.

New Hampshire law prohibits private citizens from accessing license plate databases or pulling over fellow citizens.


Mega Left Wing Blogs Becoming a Bit too “Mainstream”

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 22nd, 2007 8:52 am by HL

Here is a story about how some of the mega blogs are getting to be as “mainstream” as the mainstream media they are supposed to be replacing. It’s all about getting paid by candidates to pump them up in a positive light, and squashing other stories that don’t make the mega bloggers look so good. I went on an interview with John Kerry one time with some of these types of bloggers present. I wrote what Kerry really said, and some were not too happy about that. Maybe Kerry had some of them on the payroll. I guess when enough money is waved in front of them, anyone will start becoming, what was that work I call the MSM all the time??? oh yeah that’s right, Whore’s.

Meet the New Bosses

Mother Jones
Excerpt:
Last June, Markos Moulitsas Zúniga, former soldier, one-time Reagan Republican, and proprietor of the wildly successful liberal blog Daily Kos, sent an email to an invitation-only listserv known as Townhouse. Consisting of some 300 liberal bloggers, journalists, activists, and consultants, the list was an outgrowth of weekly strategy sessions held at a D.C. bar—a forum for brainstorming on issues and tactics, and a means of creating a “unified message,” as Moulitsas later put it. Its members were bound by one main rule: Nothing from the list was to be quoted or distributed, which, this being politics, meant that a leak was bound to happen.

In the message that would end up putting Townhouse, briefly, on the outside world’s radar, Moulitsas asked list members to “ignore” a blog item by the New York Times’ Chris Suellentrop that revealed that Jerome Armstrong—founder of the popular liberal blog MyDD and a close friend and business associate of Moulitsas—had once been implicated in a stock-touting scheme…..

Moulitsas, who had recently coauthored the book Crashing the Gate with Armstrong, told Townhouse members that these revelations were “a non story.” “So far,” he wrote, “this story isn’t making the jump to the traditional media, and we shouldn’t do anything to help make that happen.” He urged participants to “starve it of oxygen.”

The irony is this: Moulitsas’ reaction echoes the very control-the-message philosophy the blogosphere once rose up to fight. Indeed, challenging the methods of an entrenched political elite was the subject of Crashing the Gate.


Keith Olbermann: Fox News More Concerned With Bear Attacks then Iraq

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on June 22nd, 2007 8:38 am by HL

Remember how when The US first attacked Iraq, Fox News was running endless non-stop cheer leading coverage of the whole thing? Fox was the one that reported that the Iraqi’s would greet us in the street with flowers. They are the ones who ran endless coverage of the people pulling down the statue of Saddam, and acting as if it was the entire city of Baghdad was out there. I remember it because back then I worked at a company that had a few Bushist Yahoos who watched Fox News in the break room constantly. Well the Saddam statue story was eventually debunked when the pictures from a camera that was not showing closeups revealed that there were only a small handful of people pulling down the statue, and they were all there as a phony news op for people like Fox News. Nowadays everyone knows what a total disaster the war, Bush, and everything Fox was rah rah rahing turned out to be, and Fox doesn’t like to acknowledge that the war even exists anymore. Now they talk about Paris Hilton, and Bear attacks. Here is a video by Keith Olbermann documenting some of the things that Fox News finds more important then the war which they cheer leaded, and which has affected us all for over 4 years now.


Corrupt Sen. Stevens Arranges No Bid Contract for Alaskan Co. To Feed Bolivian Soliders at US Taxpayer Expense

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 22nd, 2007 8:17 am by HL

Here is a story about how a group Bolivian soldiers that are paid for by U.S. Taxpayers for trying to eradicate Bolivia’s Coca crop, are now being fed by an Alaskan company way up in the arctic circle, rather then being fed by people right there in Bolivia. OK first off, why is the US paying Bolivian soldiers to stop coca growing in their country? It’s part of the never ending war on drugs of course. There is more cocaine, and other drugs in this country then at anytime in the past. So you might think to yourself, “why bother paying Bolivians to stop the coca plantations when there could not possibly be more drugs available here then if we did nothing at all. Of course the reason is that The US Government does not want to stop the war on drugs, any more then they want to stop the war in Iraq, it’s all about money, and kickbacks. Now add this to the story. The price that the US pays to feed these Bolivian soldiers went up from just over $3 dollars a man to over 5 dollars a man. Why? Because of super corrupt Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens, who is already being investigated by the FBI, along with his son. Stevens somehow wrangled some crooked deal that now allows the Bolivians to be fed by a native Alaskan company called Olgoonik Management Services. Stevens also got a law passed that says that Alaskan firms are can get small business preference even if they are owned by multinational corporations. So now a company that could not be further away from Bolivia is taking care of these troops rather then a local company that can do the job much cheaper. No surprise that Dick Cheney’s Halliburton also had a hand in this deal, and of course the whole thing was a no bid contract. Shocking.

US: What Ted Stevens, Bolivian cocaine and Halliburton have in common; Or, how the Alaskan Inupiat Eskimos got a no-bid contract in South America from the U.S. government.

Corp Watch
Excerpt:
Deep in the jungles of the upper Amazon, in a land rife with coca plantations and drug runners, roughly 1,500 Bolivian soldiers and police camp out each night at U.S. taxpayer expense. They are offered three meals and a snack each day as part of a $31 million State Department effort to stop the cocaine trade at its source.

Until this spring, the troops were fed by a local Bolivian company, contracted to the United States through a competitive process for $3.34 per soldier per day. But in March, the same contract was awarded — without competition — to an Alaskan Inupiat Eskimo firm, Olgoonik Management Services, which is headquartered 180 miles north of the Arctic Circle. The new cost is $5.16 per soldier per day, an increase of 54 percent, or about $1 million more each year.


Real Reason Budget Director Portman Quit.

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 22nd, 2007 7:48 am by HL

Bush’s whitehouse budget director Rob Portman quit yesterday only 14 months after stepping into the job after Bush fired the guy before him, in one of his cabinet shakeups he was pulling back then to try to make it look like he was doing something about his plunging popularity. Of course we all knew that just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic would not help. Portman was asked if quitting now was good for his political career, he remarked that quitting now would be good for his mental health. I guess it gets kind of stressful working for the biggest criminal enterprise in human history. Portman also stated, that “There’s a real sense of fatigue and very little sense of purpose,” Perhaps he has completed the real reason Bush brought him in. To hide all the stolen money.

Here is a comic we did on the day Portman was brought in, its called “Follow The Money: The Real Reason Bush Hired Portman, here is an excerpt.

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Air Force Widow Died Trying To Collect Benefits

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 22nd, 2007 7:00 am by HL

Here is one more reason to never join the military. First they make promises to get you in that they never deliver on. Like they are going to give you job training. Yeah you can train to drop bombs or something, lots of call for that when you get back home. While you are in they expose you to all kinds of dangerous chemicals, and use you as a guinea pig for the all the latest drugs that they want to try out. They keep sending you back even after you are supposed to be done, once you are finally ready to go home they tell you you have to stay for 3 more months. They cut your pay and benefits, while you are there. Then you finally get home, and the medical care for getting your arm blown off is shoddy, or non-existent. The military left this widow to die rather then help her out with death benefits from her husband who was in the Air Force.

Desperate widow’s D-M calls unanswered

Arizona Star
Excerpt:
When the end came for Air Force widow LaRaine Gallaway, it was not the graceful exit her late husband would have wanted.
She died in low-income housing after months of waiting for military benefit checks that never arrived.
The 85-year-old Tucsonan spent the last of her life scrimping and stressing, unable to get help because no one was answering the aid line she kept calling at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
D-M’s commander said he regrets what happened to Gallaway, who died June 5, six months after the death of her husband, retired Maj. Thomas Gallaway, 90, made her eligible for the survivor benefits she did not receive….
D-M’s troubleshooter was out of the office for much of March and April, then retired May 1 and has yet to be replaced, officials said. But the staffer’s voice-mail wasn’t taking messages and didn’t explain her absence.
Instead, callers got a recording that said: “No one is available to take your call. Please call back later.”