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Archive for August 20th, 2007

Dennis Kucinich: Post Iowa Debate Interview

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on August 20th, 2007 7:41 am by HL

Dennis points out the differences between him and Hillary Clinton, they are huge. Dennis is the only candidate for President who is worth a damn. Check out this short interview to find out why


Whitehouses’ Biggest Problem: Anti-Bush T-Shirts

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 20th, 2007 7:37 am by HL

Did you hear the story last week in which the Bush administration is being forced by a jury to pay $80,000 to a couple who were thrown out of a Presidential speech for wearing anti-Bush T-shirts? Seems there was a top secret manual put out by The Republican that told how to deal with dissenters who were expressing their first amendment rights to free speech. You see, Bush is opposed to the constitution in all forms. Here is some of the tips that they give to suppress liberty.

The settlement, in which the government admitted no wrongdoing, came after the disclosure of an allegedly “sensitive” Presidential Advance Manual, which laid out the White House’s meticulous efforts to protect the president and his public image from dissent.

“As a last resort, security should remove the demonstrators from the event,” the manual instructs. The government turned over a heavily redacted version of the manual to the ACLU in the course of the lawsuit.

The first step to keeping demonstrators out of events, the manual tells the president’s event staff, is to encourage the Secret Service to “ask the local police department to designate a protest area…preferably not in view of the event site or the motorcade route.”

Watch Brian Ross’ ’04 Investigation on “Good Morning America”
Inside the event space, the manual advises, White House advance personnel should preposition “rally squads” that can swarm any protesters at the event and “use their signs and banners as shields between the demonstrators and the main press platform.”

The rally squads can be formed using “college/young republican organizations, local athletic teams, and fraternities/sororities,” the manual notes.

The squads can “lead supportive chants to drown out the protesters (USA!, USA!, USA!),” it suggests.

HLs Take
Ahh the old USA, USA, USA, the mindless chant of the truly dumb. By the way if you would like a chance to win $80,000 from the Republicans, here is a big list of Anti-Bush T-Shirts you can purchase Right Here


Ron Paul Again Annihilates The Competition in Straw Poll

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 20th, 2007 7:16 am by HL

Ron PaulRon Paul has again blown away the rest of the candidates in a straw poll. This time it was the West Alabama straw poll, and once again Paul more then doubled the vote of all the rest of the candidates combined. I still don’t think the Republicans are paying much attention to Ron’s campaign. Boy are they going to be surprised when he starts winning primaries. Here are the details from The Tuscaloosa News.

Of the 266 votes casts during the poll, Paul claimed 216, landing him an easy victory.

Here’s how the 266 participants in Saturday’s Alabama GOP straw poll fared:

Ron Paul 216
Mitt Romney 14
Duncan Hunter 10
Fred Thompson 9
Rudy Giuliani 7
Mike Huckabee 6
Sam Brownback 2
John McCain 2
Tom Tancredo 0

HLs Take
Tom Tancredo got zero votes. This is in Alabama. Isn’t Tancredo supposed to be one of those hard core Republicans that makes Bush look like a Liberal in comparison. Too bad the “liberal” media does such a good job of making us all believe that the rest of the nation is a bunch of conservative fools.


Zombies Hate Us For Our Freedom

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on August 20th, 2007 6:59 am by HL

George Bush has a new enemy. It’s the most dangerous one yet. it’s not Iraq, it’s not Iran, it’s not even Liberals…It’s Zombies


Are You an Extremist???

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 20th, 2007 6:43 am by HL


When internal passport controls go into effect, will DHS “Behavior Detection Officers” profile us like DEA does now?

Corrente Wire

If so, it’s very simple to understand the new experiences Americans are about to have in their new, unfree country (internal passports; preventive detention; satellite surveillance; et cetera.)

Just mentally substitute “extremist” for “drug courier,” and use the working definition that “extremist” means anybody who wrote the wrong kind of book (or reads it), wears the wrong kind of T-shirt, or has the wrong color of skin—or, with the devilish cunning so typical of extremists, conceals extremism behind a facade of reading the right books, wearing the right T-shirts, and being white.

Here are a list of reasons the Government has used to determine that someone was a potential Drug Courier, (or Extremist)

Arrived late at night United States v. Nurse, 916 F.2d 20, 24 (D.C.Cir.1990).

Arrived early in the morning United States v. Reid, 448 U.S. 438, 441, 100 S.Ct. 2752, 2754, 65 L.Ed.2d 890 (1980); United States v. Millan, 912 F.2d 1014, 1017 (8th Cir.1990).

One of first to deplane United States v. Millan, 912 F.2d at 1015; United States v. Moore, 675 F.2d 802, 803 (6th Cir.1982), cert. denied, 460 U.S. 1068, 103 S.Ct. 1521, 75 L.Ed.2d 945 (1983).

One of last to deplane United States v. Mendenhall, 446 U.S. 544, 547 n. 1, 100 S.Ct. 1870, 1873 n. 1, 64 L.Ed.2d 497 (1980); United States v. Sterling, 909 F.2d 1078, 1079 (7th Cir.1990); United States v. White, 890 F.2d 1413, 1414 (8th Cir.1989), cert. denied, 498 U.S. 825, 111 S.Ct. 77, 112 L.Ed.2d 50 (1990).

Deplaned in the middle United States v. Buenaventura-Ariza, 615 F.2d 29, 31 (2d Cir.1980).

Used a one-way ticket United States v. Johnson, 910 F.2d 1506 (7th Cir.1990), cert. denied, 498 U.S. 1051, 111 S.Ct. 764, 112 L.Ed.2d 783 (1991); United States v. Colyer, 878 F.2d 469, 471 (D.C.Cir.1989); United States v. Sullivan, 625 F.2d 9, 12 (4th Cir.1980).

Used a round-trip ticket United States v. Craemer, 555 F.2d 594, 595 (6th Cir.1977).

Carried brand-new luggage United States v. Taylor, 917 F.2d at 1403; United States v. Sullivan, 625 F.2d at 12.

Carried a small gym bag United States v. Sanford, 658 F.2d 342, 343 (5th Cir.1981), cert. denied, 455 U.S. 991, 102 S.Ct. 1618, 71 L.Ed.2d 852 (1982).

Travelled alone United States v. White, 890 F.2d at 1415; United States v. Smith, 574 F.2d 882, 883 (6th Cir.1978).

Travelled with a companion United States v. Garcia, 905 F.2d 557, 559 (1st Cir.), cert. denied, 498 U.S. 986, 111 S.Ct. 522, 112 L.Ed.2d 533 (1990); United States v. Fry, 622 F.2d 1218, 1219 (5th Cir.1980).

Acted too nervous United States v. Montilla, 928 F.2d 583, 585 (2d Cir.1991); United States v. Cooke, 915 F.2d 250, 251 (6th Cir.1990).

Acted too calm United States v. McKines, 933 F.2d 1412 (8th Cir.1991); United States v. Himmelwright, 551 F.2d 991, 992 (5th Cir.), cert. denied, 434 U.S. 902, 98 S.Ct. 298, 54 L.Ed.2d 189 (1977).

Wore expensive clothing and gold jewelry United States v. Chambers, 918 F.2d 1455, 1462 (9th Cir.1990).

Dressed in black corduroys, white pullover shirt, loafers without socks United States v. McKines, supra.

*500 Dressed in dark slacks, work shirt, and hat United States v. Taylor, 917 F.2d at 1403.

Dressed in brown leather aviator jacket, gold chain, hair down to shoulders United States v. Millan, 912 F.2d at 1015.

Dressed in loose-fitting sweatshirt and denim jacket United States v. Flowers, 909 F.2d 145, 146 (6th Cir.1990).

Walked rapidly through airport United States v. Millan, 912 F.2d at 1017; United States v. Rose, 889 F.2d 1490, 1491 (6th Cir.1989).

Walked aimlessly through airport United States v. Gomez-Norena, 908 F.2d 497, 497 (9th Cir.1990), cert. denied, 498 U.S. 947, 111 S.Ct. 363, 112 L.Ed.2d 326 (1991).

Flew in to Washington National Airport on the LaGuardia Shuttle United States v. Powell, 886 F.2d 81, 82 (4th Cir.1989), cert. denied, 493 U.S. 1084, 110 S.Ct. 1144, 107 L.Ed.2d 1049 (1990).

Had a white handkerchief in his hand United States v. Garcia, 848 F.2d 58, 59 (4th Cir.), cert. denied, 488 U.S. 957, 109 S.Ct. 395, 102 L.Ed.2d 384 (1988).

In our “Looking-Glass” world of drug enforcement, the DEA apparently seeks “to be master” by having “drug courier profile” mean, like a word means to Humpty Dumpty, “just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”


Keith Olbermann’s Ratings up 88% Over Last Year.

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 20th, 2007 6:33 am by HL

NY Times
Keith Olbermann“Countdown With Keith Olbermann” the highly rated cable news program, will be shown on network television on Sunday before a preseason NBC football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Since Mr. Olbermann will have a regular role in NBC’s football coverage once the season begins — appearing as a co-host on the pregame show “Football Night in America” on Sundays — this weekend’s appearance of his cable show will give a wider audience a look at what he has been up for the last four years. “ ‘Countdown’ is rocketing right now over at MSNBC — its ratings are going through the roof,” said Phil Griffin, senior vice president of NBC News. (In July Mr. Olbermann’s show averaged 721,000 viewers, an increase of 88 percent over last July, according to MSNBC.) Mr. Griffin added, “The world has changed, and I think people have come in line with the smart, focused approach he has on the show.” No immediate plans for additional network appearances of “Countdown” have been made, but Mr. Griffen did not rule them out. “It may be the first of several times you see Olbermann on the network,” he said.


They Did it To Him, They Can Do It to Us

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 20th, 2007 6:27 am by HL


An Unconscionable Stain on the Fabric of American Democracy

OP-ED News
Soon after his arrest, Padilla was designated an “unlawful enemy combatant” for the sole purpose of allowing the Bush Administration to do what they wished to him without fear of oversight, reprisal or restriction. He was “disappeared” to a brig off the coast of South Carolina where he was kept for years without contact and without legal representation. Habeas Corpus was eradicated; a key lynchpin of democratic societies for over 800 years. In an attempt to break his will, Padilla was subjected to complete and abject isolation for years. He was tortured. Plain and simple; he was tortured. I do not care how many times Bush likes to say “we don’t torture”; Jose Padilla was routinely and purposefully tortured for a period of years. The result was not a broken will but a broken human being. He was essentially driven mad, as policy. No court was allowed to oversee or check the new unlimited power of the would be tyrant. Only when it became obvious to the administration that the Supreme Court would demand that Padilla be tried or released did Bush bother to take Mr. Padilla to trial. When the administration did, they took a shell of a human being to trial, not for the crimes they alleged when they arrested him for, but rather for activities that he and friends of his engaged in during the 1990’s.

Did you get that America? Do you fully comprehend what happened? A United States citizen was arrested for alleged crimes, was stripped of all rights as a citizen, dumped into isolation in prison for years with no legal representation, and only when the hand of the administration was forced he was brought to trial for completely different crimes, discovered after the fact and after years of being tortured. That is not due process. That is not even remotely just. It has been compared to governmental behavior found during the height of the Soviet Union. Even the conservative Cato Institute had to lament that “for those of us concerned about the rule of law, the Padilla episode is not the way America is supposed to work.”