This should come as no surprise to anyone, and therefore is not really news, but just in case you haven’t seen it. Here is the clip of Fox Censoring Sally Field as she accepts an Emmy award, as she speaks out against war. Fox cuts her off, and points the camera at the floor. Why would the Emmy’s even have it’s show on Fox in the first place. I guess they care more about money then integrity, what a surprise.
Archive for September 17th, 2007
Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on September 17th, 2007 11:15 am by HL
Here’s a surprising story, Blackwater Security being kicked out of Iraq? That doesn’t sound right. Has anyone told Bush, and Cheney. I won’t be surprised if a new story comes out tomorrow that says “Blackwater Security Contract Resumes”
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Iraq’s Interior Ministry has revoked the license of Blackwater USA, an
American security firm whose contractors are blamed for a Sunday gunbattle in Baghdad that left eight civilians dead. The U.S. State Department said it plans to investigate what it calls a “terrible incident.”
1 of 2 In addition to the fatalities, 14 people were wounded, most of them civilians, an Iraqi official said.
Sunday’s firefight took place near Nusoor Square, an area that straddles the predominantly Sunni Arab neighborhoods of Mansour and Yarmouk.
The ministry said the incident began around midday, when a convoy of sport utility vehicles came under fire from unidentified gunmen in the square and the men in the SUVs, described by witnesses as Westerners, returned fire.
One witness told The Associated Press that he heard an explosion before the gunfire began.
“We saw a convoy of SUVs passing in the street nearby,” Hussein Abdul-Abbas, owner of a mobile phone store in the area, told the AP. “One minute later, we heard the sound of a bomb explosion followed by gunfire that lasted for 20 minutes between gunmen and the convoy people who were foreigners and dressed in civilian clothes. Everybody in the street started to flee immediately.”
A team from another security company passed through the area a few minutes afterward.
“Our people saw a couple of cars destroyed,” Carter Andress, CEO of American-Iraqi Solutions Groups, told CNN on Monday. “Dead bodies, wounded people being evacuated. The U.S. military had moved in and secured the area. It was not a good scene.”
Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on September 17th, 2007 10:59 am by HL
Salt Lake Tribune
More than 1,000 people gathered Saturday at the Union Pacific Depot in Salt Lake City to rally behind U.S. Rep. Ron Paul in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
Paul, an obstetrician from Texas, was impressed with the turnout.
“Wow. If they only knew you existed over in Washington, they’d change things over there,” he said as he greeted the cheering crowd.
Paul spoke fervently of his support of smaller government, including the abolition of agencies, such as the Internal Revenue Service, and of his support for strictly following the Constitution. He also spoke out against the war in Iraq and any pre-emptive military action.
“Because of our careless attitude about foreign policy and how we go to war, we have allowed our government to build an American world empire,” he said. “We are not an empire. We’re a republic.”
Paul’s stances on such topics are “clearly proven” in his voting record, which has earned him the nickname of “Dr. No” in the House of Representatives, said supporter Ronald Levine Saturday.
“I tell people not to listen to what a candidate says before an election or what he does,” he said. “I tell them to look at what he has consistently done for the past 20 years
Ron Paul is the real deal amongst the people, his poll numbers don’t show it because mainstream media polls represent what the MSM want, not what the people are saying. Every time I post a Ron Paul story on this site, I get a bunch of extra hits from people looking up Paul on blogsearch. More then I get from any other subject. Stay with The HL for the latest Ron Paul news. Although Dennis Kucinich is my choice for President (and will get my vote in the California primary) I respect what Paul is doing.
Posted in Videos, Main Blog (All Posts) on September 17th, 2007 10:50 am by HL
John Stewart and Stephen Colbert provided the funniest moments in Emmy history last night when they appeared on stage together in these two hilarious clips.
In the first one Stewart and Colbert present the award for the most important subject in the television universe. Best Reality Show. Classic.
The second one features Colbert with a leaf blower and Stewart questioning why we even have award shows. These guys are the best.
Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on September 17th, 2007 10:49 am by HL
This is how we will find out if the Democrats really are on our side, or are just the other side of the facist Republican coin. Below is a list of Democratic Senators who have not signed on to a bill that would reverse Bush’s Constitution measure. If you live in one of these states, get on the phone and call and ask why they are not behind The US Constitution.
It’s been a couple of months since we last looked in on the status of S.185, and with congress now back in session, today seemed as good a time as any.
Well, I’m sorry to report, nothing much has changed. It appears the restoration of habeas corpus is a low priority issue in the senate.
Here’s the list of democratic senators who still haven’t signed on:
Daniel Akaka (D-HI)
Max Baucus (D-MT)
Evan Bayh (D-IN)
Robert Casey (D-PA)
Kent Conrad (D-ND)
Byron Dorgan (D-ND)
Daniel Inouye (D-HI)
Tim Johnson (D-SD)
Herb Kohl (D-WI)
Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)
Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)
Patty Murray (D-WA)
Ben Nelson (D-NE)
Jack Reed (D-RI)
Harry Reid (D-NV)
Charles Schumer (D-NY)
Jon Tester (D-MT)
James Webb (D-VA)
Ron Wyden (D-OR)
I’m asking, once again, for everyone to contact their Senator if they have not signed on to co-sponsor this bill, and to contact Sen. Reid and encourage him to bring it to the floor for a vote.
Posted in Pictures, Main Blog (All Posts) on September 17th, 2007 8:27 am by HL
Here is a chart that show how if the US were attacked by a foreign group of invaders, (as we have in Iraq) and we had as many people killed as Iraq has by us. This is how many people would be dead.
Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on September 17th, 2007 8:15 am by HL
2,000-year-old Sumerian cities torn apart and plundered by robbers. The very walls of the mighty Ur of the Chaldees cracking under the strain of massive troop movements, the privatisation of looting as landlords buy up the remaining sites of ancient Mesopotamia to strip them of their artefacts and wealth. The near total destruction of Iraq’s historic past – the very cradle of human civilisation – has emerged as one of the most shameful symbols of our disastrous occupation.
Evidence amassed by archaeologists shows that even those Iraqis who trained as archaeological workers in Saddam Hussein’s regime are now using their knowledge to join the looters in digging through the ancient cities, destroying thousands of priceless jars, bottles and other artifacts in their search for gold and other treasures.
In the aftermath of the 1991 Gulf War, armies of looters moved in on the desert cities of southern Iraq and at least 13 Iraqi museums were plundered. Today, almost every archaeological site in southern Iraq is under the control of looters.
Just one more way that the friends of Bush are making a killing in Iraq. Right after the Iraq invasion started, the looting of ancient treasures worth billions of dollars began. Not only do they get to steal all the ancient art of Iraq, they also destroy the history of a civilization that began thousands of years before ours. Doesn’t look to good for some young upstart civilization that’s biggest claim to fame is war and death to go into the place where history began, a place that gave us many of the inventions we still use today, and kill them all, so why not just erase their history?
Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on September 17th, 2007 8:06 am by HL
Another Day in The Empire
I’m not sure why I bothered to watch the video posted on Raw Story, as the outcome was wholly predictable. “Crazy people who still think the government brought down the Twin Towers in a controlled explosion have to stop pretending that I’m the one who’s being naive,” joked Bill Maher on HBO, the “vertically integrated” supposed “entertainment” corporation owned by Time Warner. “How big a lunatic do you have to be to watch two giant airliners packed with jet fuel slam into buildings on live TV, igniting a massive inferno that burned for two hours, and then think ‘Well, if you believe that was the cause…’ Stop asking me to raise this ridiculous topic on the show and start asking your doctor if Paxil is right for you.”
Of course, you likely need Paxil if you think kerosene fires are capable of melting steel and, more to the point, if you believe government will not kill its own citizens. History is replete with examples of the latter.
I don’t get to see Bill Maher too often, but when I do I usually like what he has to say. I used to run into Bill a lot at The Rainbow Bar and Grille, here in Hollywood. He always had some hot women with him. But it is obvious that he is just another bought and paid for “liberal” when it comes to 9/11. Maher was fired from his first show soon after 9/11, now he is back as Bill Maher Lite. I find it hard to believe that a guy with Maher’s intelligence has not looked into 9/11 and realized the truth. He must be keeping his bosses happy (and those fat paychecks rolling in) on this one.