Saturday, July 15, 2006

We're Out of What???

In a week of bad news, followed by really bad news, followed by soul crushingly terrible news there is this staggering little piece from the financial sector...

Apparently, we are indeed going to hell, but we can no longer afford the handbasket.

Israel v. Lebanon Update: The Shiite Hits the Fan

The Daily Show's Emotional Weather Forecast

Friday, July 14, 2006

He's Got that Magic Touch

Governor Richardson to Join Heavy Hitters

Can't send a link because you have to subscribe to the Albuquerque Journal online to read it anyway, so I will just read it for you...

Governor Bill Richardson is scheduled to attend two big Democratic Party events this month, designed to showcase the "Who's Who" in the party. Richardson will be the featured dinner speaker July 22 at the biggest fundraiser for the Florida Democratic Party, then he is off to Denver for the Democratic Leadership Council's conference.

Other big party peeps to attend the events include Hillary Clinton, Chris Dodd, Wesley Clark, Evan Bayh, and Tom Vilsack.

Governor Richardson is running for re-election this year in my lovely home state of New Mexico, but it is widely speculated that he is also seeking the Presidency in 2008. I certainly hope this bears out, Governor Richardson's incredible record of public service, sterling resume, and unmatched diplomatic skills may be all that can bring our country back to it's pre-Shrub greatness.

Richardson Takes Snow to the Woodshed

In a snarky little press conference Monday, Tony Snow accused Bill Richardson of being a sycophantic wimp, bringing "flowers and chocolates and lightwater nuclear reactors" to North Korea in an attempt to negotiate a peace treaty, implying that the Bush Administration has done much better with its diplomatic achievements. Richarson fires back that Snow has it wrong (the hell you say?!?!?!? Tony Snow never gets it wrong, and I am going to chop my fingers off now.) saying Madeleine Albright brought the chocolates, Ambassador Robert Galucci brought the reactors." Governor Richardson, though, went in there and brought back our downed pilot...

"I negotiated the release of a downed pilot and a political prisoner and handled a number of diplomatic chores for the administration," Richardson said. "And let's not forget that the president provided a plane for me last October so I could travel to Pyongyang to meet with the North Koreans, conversations that resulted in the North Korean delegation returning to the negotiating table.

"This shows how ungrateful the administration is, despite the progress we were able to make during that visit," Richardson said.

What it really shows is that the Bush administration lacks any ability to secure peace through diplomacy, or to give credit where credit is due.

Don Williams Gives the Devil His Due

Recently the Bush Administration has made some changes...

Behold the mighty changes!

Call me a cynic, but I don't trust this man has "come to Jesus" about his misdeeds and is trying to make amends. I think Karl Rove has seen the handwriting on the wall. Americans are enraged over the actions of the administration and is ready to mete out revenge on the republicans trying to hold onto Congress. Rove knows that if they go down so does he and his evil little puppet. It is time to make the Rethuglicans look good, even if it means taking their hands out of the cookie jar (after all, they have stockpiled enough cookies in their little hidey holes to see them through til November.)
Sadly, they will probably start scaring the sheep again with Mexican lesbian couples sneaking over the border to marry and deliver their anchor babies, so they can steal the jobs of Joe Average and burn our flag while threatening the institution of marriage. I expect the Kool-Aid is already being doled out in churches, though I don't frequent those halls of deception anymore.
It is all too sad, this desperate maneuvering to retain power for the gain of the few. What is sadder is that the many are so eager to hand that power over....

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Valerie Plame Sues Cheney, Libby and Rove

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The CIA officer whose identity was leaked to reporters sued Vice President Dick Cheney, his former top aide and presidential adviser Karl Rove on Thursday, accusing them and other White House officials of conspiring to destroy her career.


I hope she is awarded enormous damages.

I just told William that Democrats would take back the house this year! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Liberaltruthsayer's Letter to Jack Cafferty

On today's Cafferty File segment of The Situation Room on CNN Jack Cafferty asked the question: Should President Bush use his first veto against a stem-cell bill?

Well I was delighted that he read my email! I wrote:

He shouldn't, but he will...
I am sure Bush and the Republicans are terrified that through stem-cell research they will find a cure for stupid, hastening the death of the Republican party.

Yeah, it was snarky, but you gotta admit there is a lot of truth there too!

Thom Hartmann: Why is Bush Spying on Democrats

Another excellent piece by Thom Hartmann...

Somewhere there is a man in black reading my emails, IM's and blogs and compiling a file...

They say illegal wiretapping is the most sincere form of flattery!

Top 100 Executives by Compensation

Well this is the most depressing stuff I have ever read, including my Sylvia Plath phase. My name didn't make the list, but then I haven't linked my Liberaltruthsayer to Paypal...

Gotta stack cheese!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Ladies and Gentlemen...Start Your Shredders!!!

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge on Monday upheld the FBI's unprecedented raid of a congressional office, saying that barring searches of lawmakers' offices would turn Capitol Hill into "a taxpayer-subsidized sanctuary for crime."
Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas F. Hogan rejected requests from lawmakers and Rep. William Jefferson to return material seized by the FBI in a May 20-21 search of Jefferson's office.


Another Joke from a Reader

George Bush goes to a primary school to talk about the war. After his talk he offers question time. One little boy puts up his hand and George asks him what is his name?"Billy", responds the little boy. "And what is your question, Billy?""I have 3 questions. First, why did the USA invade Iraq without the support of the UN? Second, why are you President when Al Gore got morevotes? And third, whatever happened to Osama Bin Laden?"

Just then the bell rings for recess. George Bush informs the kiddiesthat they will continue after recess. When they resume George says, "OK, where were we? Oh that's right - question time. Who has a question?" Another little boy puts up his hand. George points him out and asks him what his name is. "Steve", he responds. "And what is your question, Steve?" "I have 5 questions. First, why did the USA invade Iraq without the support of the UN? Second, why are you President when Al Gore got more votes? Third, whatever happened to Osama Bin Laden? Fourth, why did the recess bell go off 20 minutes early? And fifth, what the fuck happened to Billy?"

From Wikipedia

Liberalism is an ideology, philosophical view, and political tradition which holds that liberty is the primary political value.[1] Broadly speaking, liberalism seeks a society characterized by freedom of thought for individuals, limitations on power, especially of government and religion, the rule of law, the free exchange of ideas, a market economy that supports relatively free private enterprise, and a transparent system of government in which the rights of minorities are protected. [2] In modern society, liberals favour a liberal democracy with open and fair elections, where all citizens have equal rights by law and an equal opportunity to succeed[3]. Liberalism rejected many foundational assumptions which dominated most earlier theories of government, such as the Divine Right of Kings, hereditary status, and established religion. Fundamental human rights that all liberals support include the right to life, liberty, and property. In many countries, "modern" liberalism differs from classical liberalism by asserting that government provision of some minimal level of material well-being takes priority over freedom from taxation. Liberalism has its roots in the Western Enlightenment, but the term now encompasses a diversity of political thought, with adherents spanning a large part of the political spectrum, from left to right. In the context of economics, the term "liberalism" refers to economic liberalism, which is associated with the political ideology of liberalism itself.
A broader use of the term liberalism is in the context of liberal democracy (see also constitutionalism). In this sense of the word, it refers to a democracy in which the powers of government are limited and the rights of citizens are legally defined; this applies to nearly all Western democracies, and therefore is not solely associated with liberal parties.

This Week in Delusional...

Fox's Colby: "[W]hy would North Korea push our buttons ... when they know -- they can see in Iraq -- when we come in, we get the job done?"

Good God, it seems that Faux News actually BELIEVES the bullshit spin.

It is worth noting that Jamie Colby has the product endorsement gig for Kool-Aid.

Top 10 Christian Conservative Powerbrokers

The ususal suspects are here, Falwell, Robertson, Dobson and the whole rapture crowd....Thanks again to Alternet for all their truthiness.