Friday, August 04, 2006

The Daily Show - 2005.02.22 - Heaven Can't Wait

Where do they find these people???

Thursday, August 03, 2006

The Daily Show - Taint

Still the very best clip from the Daily Show what EXACTLY is wrong in Washington.

Blunt or Krank?

It's hard to say....

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

911 Commission Distrusted the Pentagon Story

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A member of the 9/11 commission said Wednesday that panel members so distrusted testimony from Pentagon officials that they referred their concerns to the Pentagon's inspector general.
The panel even considered taking the matter to the Justice Department for a possible criminal probe, commission member Tim Roemer said.
"We were extremely frustrated with the false statements we were getting," Roemer told CNN. "We were not sure of the intent, whether it was to deceive the commission or merely part of the fumbling bureaucracy."
The issues concerned Pentagon officials' testimony about the timeline of events on September 11, 2001, when terrorists hijacked four U.S. airliners and crashed them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania.

Daily Show 6.27.2006 Clip

This is for my friend in Scottsdale...

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Bill Richardson...Our Greatest Hope

Response to the President's Weekly Radio Address Saturday, July 29, 2006 Reprinted in its Entirety...
"Good morning. This is Bill Richardson, Governor of the great State of New Mexico.

By nature, Americans are optimistic and hopeful. They believe our nation can and should be a leader in the world.

Critics say we no longer have the credibility to work with our allies - and even our adversaries – to find common ground and resolve conflicts peacefuly.
I disagree. People still look up to the United States as the world's only Superpower. They still look to us for leadership.
Unfortunately, the world around us is on the verge of spiraling out of control.

• Oil prices are at $75 dollars a barrel and gas is surpassing 3-dollars a gallon at the pump – strangling American families who are trying to make ends meet.

• In Iraq, waves of bloody violence push the country toward Civil War. There is no end in site.

• The stalemate with North Korea has dangerous consequences - this regime has quadrupled its stock of weapons-grade plutonium while we debate whether to talk to them directly or not.

• Iran is moving forward with its nuclear program and expanding its influence into Iraq and Syria, while thumbing its nose at the international community.

• If we would have had a permanent Middle East envoy in the region, we would have been in a better position to disarm Hezbollah and protect Israel, and implement a concurrent cease-fire along with a legitimate, international peacekeeping force on the ground.

Democrats know from experience that maximizing our national strength means knowing when to work with others, and when to act alone. It means knowing when and how to employ our great military.

Above all, it means understanding that military power and diplomacy are not alternatives to one another, but rather are complementary sources of strength. What the Bush Administration has failed to understand is that while diplomacy without power is weak - power without diplomacy is blind.

Democrats offer real solutions that provide a new direction for America. We need a new realism in our foreign policy, which includes the following elements:

One, achieve national security through energy independence. We need a man on the moon effort to reduce our dependency on foreign oil -- go from 65-percent to 20-percent by 2015; increase fuel efficiency; Invest in green buildings and fuel cells; and become the leader of the future economic engine of the world - renewable energy, such as ethanol, solar and wind.

Two, re-build alliances and reinvigorate our allies. A far-sighted policy would have built a coalition to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Most immediately, we need an international coalition for peacekeeping in the Middle East.

Three, focus on the real dangers. Prioritize resources to fight Al Qaeda and Jihadist terrorists and the most urgent dangers, such as nuclear terrorism. That means a new strategy for success in Iraq that allows us to redeploy our troops.

Four, don't outsource our diplomacy - we need direct, face to face talks with North Korea. We should also talk directly with Iran.

Five, we need to pay attention to Latin America - The key is passing a comprehensive immigration plan now – that includes enhanced border security, a path to legalization for the 11 million immigrants already here, and sanctions against employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants.

The House should stop holding these silly hearings. Mr. President, your good words on immigration should be followed by deeds to pass a comprehensive plan.

Six, face up to global environmental threats - The first thing this Administration did was reject the Kyoto Treaty. America should be the world's leader, and that means owning up to grave environmental dangers, such as global warming.

Finally, respect human rights and American values - prisoner abuse, torture, secret prisons and evasion of the Geneva Accords should have no place in our foreign policy.

Every American wants safety and security. We can continue to wait for Republicans in Washington to lead. Or we can make a change.

We are Democrats and we stand for diplomacy NOT threats; bridges NOT walls; alliances NOT isolation.

Democrats have a vision for our country that can unite us and move us forward, together.
This is Governor Bill Richardson. Thank you, and God Bless."
The Republican weasel they sent out to respond to this called it "small ball politics"...I have read this a few times now and wonder what he could mean. Is it any wonder the Republicans are tanking if they think THESE issues are insignificant?
Governor Richardson, once again, shows us real Presidential leadership.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Mad about Jews

Breaking News!

Mel Gibson is slated to enter rehab for Anti-Semites this week following his DUI arrest and subsequent outbursts. The rehab program, designed by Steven Speilberg, teaches sensitivity and tolerance, and a respect for the Jewish culture. During his time in the rehab program Gibson will learn about the holidays and traditions of the Jewish people, and watch a number of films selected to increase his awareness, including Schindler's List, Yentl, and The Jazz Singer. His publicist commented, "We all are keeping Mel in our prayers, and hope that he can recover from his chronic assholism."

McCain REALLY Wants to Be President

From Time:

This September, Senator John McCain's youngest son, Jimmy, 18, will report to a U.S. Marine Corps depot near Camp Pendleton in San Diego. After three months of boot camp and a month of specialized training, he will be ready to deploy. Depending on the unit he joins, he could be in Iraq as early as this time next year, and his chances of seeing combat at some point are high. Of the 178,000 active-duty Marines in the world, some 80,000 have seen a tour in Iraq or Afghanistan, and 25,000 are now bearing the brunt of some of the worst fighting in Iraq. About 6,000 Marines have been wounded there, and about 650 have been killed. "I'm obviously very proud of my son," says the elder McCain, "but also understandably a little nervous."

I swear, with Republicans if they aren't flinging bombs at babies, they are flinging babies at bombs!
Henry Rollins writes to Laura Bush

Ok, so maybe LTS is a lazyblogger today, but YOUTUBE has me much amused. I want to marry Henry Rollins now...and I promise a more labor intensive posting next time.
Letter to Ann Coulter

Oh yes....OHHHHH YES!


This bumper magnet was proudly displayed on my car for a couple of months until yesterday when someone STOLE it! My kids were so upset, my 8 year old tried to console me that maybe someone just had to have it, though the 5 year old said she thought someone just wanted to ruin it, and the 4 year old said she thought Daddy did it, though he assured me not.

Even the baby cried.
Bill Richardson bio ad

Still more of why I love Bill Richardson....
Bill Richardson and Iraq

More of why I love Bill Richardson...
Bill Richardson in Sudan

Why I love Bill Richardson...
Above are three old campaign ads of Bill Richardson's I found on YouTube. These are from his initial Governor's race in 2002. All good reasons why I love Bill Richardson, and believe he is the one man who can bring our country back to greatness....

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Quiz....WHO SAID IT?

First person to guess the answer correctly wins a free tinfoil hat... hurry and post your guesses!!!!!!

"Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the president to explain to us what the exit strategy is...I think it's also important for the president to lay out a timetable as to how long they will be involved and when they will be withdrawn."