Thursday, August 31, 2006

A Post for OleRockytop

Rouge Nation

Say it with me..... roooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo-zsh.

Rogue Nation

Again, with me... RO (long O sound like in Ole) g.

Though perhaps what you redstaters really DO want to see is the ROUGE nation.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

I Just Gotta Ask...

Authorities have arrested THIS MAN

so we are safer and more secure, because although he didn't kill JonBenet, he sure as hell thinks he did, and would love the chance to think he did it again.

Today a jury convicted THIS MAN

who raped and murdered a young college girl. Way to go.

And, in accordance with the rule of good things happening in threes, authorities rounded up THIS GUY

because we sure don't want little mormon girls having to marry perverted old religious freaks.

These are good things. But clearly, each one of these cases, while sick and sad and twisted and evil, are anecdotes. They do not represent a trend. They do not affect us all. They are local stories turned into fodder for the 24 hour news networks, whose guidelines call for the exploitation of the salacious and emotional, at the expense of REAL NEWS. I have to ask the question, posed by a commentary on my blog earlier...We got these guys, so where the hell is THIS GUY???

Garrison Keillor's Plan to Save the Country

"The boomers are getting to an age where their knees need replacing and their hearts need a quadruple bypass--which they feel entitled to--but our children aren't entitled to a damn thing. Any goombah with a PhD in education can strip away French and German, music and art, dumb down the social sciences, offer Britney Spears instead of Shakespeare, and there is nothing the kid can do except hang out in the library, which is being cut back too."

Garrison Keillor is one of my all time favorite writers and humorists. He has a brilliant, sharp mind which produces clever, thoughtful prose in humble and modest terms. He has published many books, several of which I have read, and hosts, "A Prarie Home Companion," the weekly radio show on NPR that has a loyal fan base and has inspired several television specials and a recent feature film.

Thank you, Mr. Keillor, for all you do.

Ahmadinejad Challenges Bush to a Debate

By Parisa Hafezi

TEHRAN (Reuters) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad voiced defiance on Tuesday as a deadline neared for Iran to halt work the West fears is a step toward building nuclear bombs, and challenged President Bush to a televised debate."

Peaceful nuclear energy is the right of the Iranian nation. The Iranian nation has chosen that based upon international regulations, it wants to use it and no one can stop it," he told a news conference.

The U.N. Security Council has given Iran until Thursday to suspend uranium enrichment -- a process which can produce fuel for civilian reactors or explosive material for warheads -- and has threatened sanctions unless it does so.

This sure falls under the heading of " MUST SEE TV" if it were to actually happen, but we all know Bush is not too keen on discourse of any kind, much less a debate.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The Man Who Said Too Much

A book coauthored by NEWSWEEK's Michael Isikoff details Richard Armitage's central role in the Valerie Plame leak.


Sept. 4, 2006 issue - In the early morning of Oct. 1, 2003, Secretary of State Colin Powell received an urgent phone call from his No. 2 at the State Department. Richard Armitage was clearly agitated. As recounted in a new book, "Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War," Armitage had been at home reading the newspaper and had come across a column by journalist Robert Novak. Months earlier, Novak had caused a huge stir when he revealed that Valerie Plame, wife of Iraq-war critic Joseph Wilson, was a CIA officer. Ever since, Washington had been trying to find out who leaked the information to Novak. The columnist himself had kept quiet. But now, in a second column, Novak provided a tantalizing clue: his primary source, he wrote, was a "senior administration official" who was "not a partisan gunslinger." Armitage was shaken. After reading the column, he knew immediately who the leaker was. On the phone with Powell that morning, Armitage was "in deep distress," says a source directly familiar with the conversation who asked not to be identified because of legal sensitivities. "I'm sure he's talking about me."

Monday, August 28, 2006

What?? John Mark Karr DIDN'T Kill JonBenet???

The hell you say?

The DNA didn't match?

He lied?

Man, if you can't believe the words of a child predator, who can you believe?

Yeah. Just as I thought. So he got a nice business class trip back to the states for FREE (for him) with a nice meal. He probably was facing some sex offender charges in Thailand (what do you have to do to get charged with a sex crime in Thailand anyway?) and knew he had to get back to the US.

So what next? Is he going to be charged with something? Will he remain in custody?

I don't care so much except Colorado is right next to New Mexico, and this cat is clearly NUTS.

Heather Wilson Steals Family File and LIES on Camera

When New Mexico's 1st district Congressional Representative, Heather Wilson, was the head of the Division of Children, Youth and Families she personally ordered a file pertaining to her family moved. The video HERE shows her being confronted by investigative journalist Larry Barker of KOAT-TV with these allegations and her lies, and then later her admission of the lies.


Living Under the Imperial Presidency

by Jim Hightower

DURING HIS GUBERNATORIAL DAYS IN TEXAS, George W let slip a one-sentence thought that unintentionally gave us a peek into his political soul. In hindsight, it should've been loudly broadcast all across our land so people could've absorbed it, contemplated its portent...and roundly rejected the guy's bid for the presidency. On May 21, 1999, reacting to some satirical criticism of him, Bush snapped: "There ought to be limits to freedom."


Sunday, August 27, 2006

New Mexicans for Richardson

Hello friendly readers!

Just wanted to let you know that I have started a second blog, NEW MEXICANS FOR RICHARDSON. This blog is dedicated to news stories perstaining to the 2008 Presidential election, with respect to the potential candidacy of Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico, my home.

I will still post news items pertaining to his candidacy on Liberaltruthsayer, but wanted to set up a "clearinghouse" for information specific to that race.

Thank you for your readership on LTS, and I welcome your comments on NMR!