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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

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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!


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.