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Archive for June 25th, 2007

McCain To Drop Out of Race by September

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 25th, 2007 6:34 am by HL

McCain could pull out of race by September, UK paper asserts

Raw Story
Excerpt:
A Sunday report by one of Britain’s best political reporters in Washington posits that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is on his last legs and may abandon his bid for the presidency as soon as September “if his fundraising dries up and his poll ratings continue to drop.”

McCain’s staff vigorously denied the allegation.

Pullen also delivered another devastating blow, saying he believed that McCain could lose his home state of Arizona.

“It looks to me like Arizona will be in play,” Pullen said.

One veteran Republican consultant told the Sunday Times he thought the odds of McCain remaining in the race beyond autumn were 3-1 against.

“He’ll be gone by September,” predicted Tom Edmonds. “The wheels are coming off his wagon and it’s hard to see how he can recover

HL’s Take
I predicted this on one of my NBC News Raw Videos that I made about 2 months ago. McCain won’t even make it to the primaries is how I put it. Crazy old John is so out of touch it is ridiculous. We also alluded to McCain’s problems in a comic back on April 23, called Republican Presidential Forum: The Candidates Speak. Here is an excerpt.

John Mccain dropping out of Presdiential race

Get the Story before it happens read HL’s Comics


Few Healthcare Lobbyists Show Up For Sicko

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 25th, 2007 6:21 am by HL

Michael Moore held a screening for “Sicko” for lobbyists for the healthcare industry. He also held a Q&A session with the members who attended (which were not many) Here is a video of that session.


Sicko Will Force Democrats to Explain Subservience to The Healthcare and Pharmecuitical Industry

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 25th, 2007 6:14 am by HL

‘Sicko’ leaves top Democrats ill at ease

LA Times
Excerpt:
Instead of greeting the film with hosannas or challenging it head-on, however, the leading Democratic presidential candidates have sidestepped direct comment on Moore’s proposals.

Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois and former Sen. John Edwards of South Carolina all have staked out positions sharply at odds with Moore’s approach. But none of them is eager to have that fact dragged into the spotlight.

If Moore’s fire-breathing proposal catches on among party activists, who tend to be suspicious of the private sector and supportive of direct government action, the candidates’ pragmatic, consensus-seeking ideas could look like weak-kneed temporizing — much the way their rejection of an immediate pullout from Iraq has drawn heated criticism from antiwar activists…..

For most Democratic presidential candidates (Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich of Ohio advocates a government single-payer program), it’s [the film} more like a headache.

HL’s Take
This movie is going to have a significant impact on the Democratic nomination. Most of the democratic candidates (excluding the only good candidate Dennis Kucinich) have health care plans that are directly to beholden to their corporate masters at the insurance companies. Hilary, Obama, and Edwards, have already signed off on allowing the Healtcare industry to continue record profit while we the people get shafted and killed off by the insurance companies
like Humana, and Kaiser. When people see this movie they will be insenced and demand answers.
The candidates will have no choice but to go on record and defend their complete acquiescence
to big Phamra, and the health care industry. Dennis Kucinich will come out of this looking better and better, just as he does on the war. Kucinich is the only candidate who has not sold his sole to the health industry, just as he is the only candidate who had not sold his sole to weapons contractors and the oil companies. More and more people will see this as the primary season, and Convention draws closer. Ahhh who am I kidding, Hilary already has the nomination sewn up, and there is nothing anyone can do about it. Will she lose to yet another republican in Nov. ’08.
It’s a distinct possibility.


Ron Paul Gets A Bump From Stephen Colbert

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 25th, 2007 6:02 am by HL

The Colbert Bump. Everyone who appears on his show gets it. Including Texas Congressman, and Presidential Candidate Ron Paul. Hey Stephan, I know a left wing political website that could use a bump.


Bush Has No Proof of Anything Against Jose Padilla

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on June 25th, 2007 5:56 am by HL

Newsweek

The Jose Padilla Case: Screenplay by Mel Brooks

Uruknet
Excerpt:
Padilla never did anything wrong. He’s just a victim of circumstance—an unwitting lab-rat in Bush’s grand strategy to repeal the constitution. In 5 years the government hasn’t come up with a shred of evidence that connects him to ANY CRIMINAL ACTIVITY. Nothing! The charges are completely bogus— even the government attorneys know it. That’s why they coerced the judge into letting them “play parts of an old television interview with Osama bin Laden” in court last week. It’s just another sign of their complete desperation.

My God, is that the best the “multi-million dollar” prosecution can come up with after 5 years— “grainy old bin Laden tapes?

Pathetic!

The judge never should have allowed such prejudicial gibberish to be entered into the record. Padilla’s connection to al Qaida is purely speculative. It’s probably just more Bush bunkum.

Last week the government’s case began to unravel when FBI Special agent James T. Kavanaugh revealed that “Padilla was never overheard using purported ‘code words’ for violent jihad in intercepted telephone conversations”.

Really? So that was a lie, too!