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Archive for October 4th, 2007

Video: Ron Paul, Can You Hear Him Now?

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on October 4th, 2007 3:04 pm by HL

Ron Paul, who we’ve been reporting on here at the HL for many months has suddenly been discovered by the mainstream. Why is that? Because he just raised $5 Million for his campaign. Now Paul is mentioned in the mainstream media. The Republican party now must figure out a way to do something about him, because they damn sure don’t want an anti-war candidate to get the nomination. Up until now Paul has been dismissed for his low numbers. But as we have shown here the lower tier candidates like Paul, Dennis Kucinich, and Mike Gravel often not even on the list of candidates on these so called polls. but Money talks and BS walks and Ron Paul is getting money yo.


Video: Log Cabin Republicans Going After Romney

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts), Videos on October 4th, 2007 2:55 pm by HL

The Log Cabin Republicans, the non-hypocritical openly gay Republican group are upset with Mitt Romney who has come out being anti-abortion so that he could get the votes of the religious right. (you know, those guys that don’t matter no more) Romney was pro-choice before he was anti-choice, that makes him a flip-flopper and hyopcite. Hey he’s a Republican what did you expect. Here is the video of Romney in a debate with Ted Kennedy from 1994 where he proclaims the importance of being pro-choice.


The Clinton’s and The Bushes

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on October 4th, 2007 8:21 am by HL

Here is a long and excellent chapter from a book by Robert Parry, the man who broke the Iran-Contra story in the ’80s and has been there for all of it. This tells the whole story of how Bill Clinton let the Republcans off the hook for myriad scandals, and how it came back to bite him over the Lewinsky affair, and set the stage for Bush to steal the election, 9/11, and endless war. It’s a great article and should be read in full. Here are three quotes from the beginning, middle, and end of the story.


The Clintons and the Bushes

Consortium News
Excerpt
The Clintons and the Bushes

By Robert Parry
October 3, 2007

Editor’s Note: Given Hillary Clinton’s emergence as the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, a Consortiumnews.com reader asked that we post the entire first chapter of Robert Parry’s 2004 book, Secrecy & Privilege: The Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq.

The book opens with a scene early in the second year of Bill Clinton’s presidency with him explaining to White House guests why he didn’t pursue geopolitical scandals that had implicated George H.W. Bush in gross abuses of power and arguably criminal acts.

President Clinton made clear he saw historical truth as less important than his hopes for Republican cooperation on his domestic agenda. But this willingness to sweep major scandals under the rug left the White House back door ajar for a restoration of the Bush Family dynasty a half dozen years later – with disastrous consequences for the American Republic.

The relevance of this story today is that Bill Clinton’s misguided “pragmatism” seems to a characteristic of Hillary Clinton’s political persona, too, as she hedges her positions on the Iraq War and signals a willingness to support a dangerous confrontation with Iran…..

Clinton voiced his complaints about the media hostility, Stuart Sender saw his chance to ask Clinton why he hadn’t pursued leads about the Reagan-Bush secret initiatives in the Middle East.
“I had this moment to say to him, ‘What are you going to do about this? Why aren’t you going after them about Iran-Contra and Iraqgate?’” Sender said. “If the shoe were on the other foot, they’d sure be going after our side. … Why don’t you go back after them, their high crimes and misdemeanors?”
But Clinton brushed aside the suggestion…..

Lingering Questions

Today, as U.S. and Iraqi casualties from the Iraq War continue to mount, the historical questions still hang in the air:

Did the Reagan-Bush administration help Hussein get the chemical weapons that George W. Bush would later cite to justify an invasion?

Were secret Republican-Iranian negotiations in 1980 the start of entangling relationships that drew the United States deeper into the Middle East violence?

Did the subterranean financial tunnels connecting the Bush family and the Saudi royal family contribute to al-Qaeda’s determination to strike at the United States in 2001?

Would American history have taken a very different course if the investigations of the Reagan-Bush era had gone forward and the archives of secret documents been thrown open?

HL’s Take
Is the real reason that Clinton did not go after Bush Sr. That Clinton “Had to work with these people” and did not realize what a viscious attack dog media the Republicans had created? Or was there a darker, more sinister reason, like they are really both on the same side. Clinton sure seemed to Cozy up to Bush after his idiot son took over. The two ex Prez’s even went on the road together and did a comedy routine to raise money for Katrina victims. We did a comic about it on Nov. 6, 2006 Called “The Straight Man”

Bush and clinton channel abbot and costello

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4 Suspicious Fires Set in Senate Office Buildings

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on October 4th, 2007 8:12 am by HL

What are The Republicans trying to cover up now?


Police Report 4 Fires in Senate Offices

Brietbart
Excerpt
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. Capitol Police reported four fires in Senate office buildings Wednesday. All were extinguished by midafternoon, but an investigation continued.
“They are suspicious in nature,” said Sgt. Kimberly Schneider.

She said two fires in the Dirksen Senate Office Building and one in the Hart building next door were reported in women’s bathrooms and were extinguished between 10:45 a.m. EDT and 12:30 p.m. A fourth, also in Dirksen, was reported later and extinguished by mid-afternoon, Schneider said.

Police were still investigating.


Bush Approval Rating Down to 5%

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on October 4th, 2007 8:09 am by HL

And still the Democrats give him everything he wants. If this isn’t proof that we are living in a fascist society where both parties are acting in their own self interests and against that of the American People, I don’t know what the hell is.


Poll: 95% of Americans mistrust Bush

Press TV
Excerpt
A new poll indicates that a vast majority of the Americans are doubtful about the US administration’s ability to solve Iraq’s crisis.

According to New York Times/CBS News poll, 95 percent of US citizens mistrust the way the Bush administration handles the Iraq war.

Only 5 percent of the respondent said they could still trust Bush’s policy on the controversial war in Iraq.

The poll also reflects that 71 percent of the Americans believe officials must be flexible to reach a compromise on the withdrawal of troops from Iraq.

The poll shows approximately two third of the Americans believe that the US must reduce the number of its troops in Iraq or completely withdraw them from the country.

Sixty-four percent said they support a plan by the Democrats to set a timetable for the troops’ pullout by 2008.