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Yes, that's blood on your hands. Deal with it.

August 25, 2005 1:00 PM

WSJ claims that most Republicans "are unlikely to jump war ship" because "National security remains a potent unifying issue for Mr. Bush's political coalition, he retains overwhelming personal popularity among Republicans, and the party's leading candidate to succeed him strongly backs the nation's continued presence in Iraq."

Yeah, right. The Republicans who are still pro-war don't want to admit they supported a failure that's needlessly killed over a hundred thousand people. They're in denial -- just like the Wall Street Journal.

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Read the 14 comments.

Right Wing Robby:

The Iraq constitution is finished as of today. Ill bet your liberal filter didnt even let that information trickle to you.

Thu Aug 25 2005 1:30 PM

Jim Gilliam:

Oh you mean the one that just got "indefinitely delayed"?

Or maybe the constitution that leaves women worse off than under Saddam?

Or the constitution that says "no law may contradict Islamic standards" and "Islam is a main source for legislation."

Thu Aug 25 2005 2:35 PM

Right Wing Robby:

Im sorry. I was unaware that our constitution was perfect when it was first written.

Thu Aug 25 2005 4:09 PM

Dave E.:

"Im sorry. I was unaware that our constitution was perfect when it was first written."

You are pretty damn sorry.

Case in point: Not ony was the US Constitution written TWO-HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEN YEARS AGO (you'd think that maybe universal womens rights inched a little forward since then - at least the kind we send troops to their DEATH for), but it wasn't written in a super-fortified green zone with a British occupying force the only thing separating the flimsy leadership from certain death.

Nice talking point though. Catchy and simple-minded.

Thu Aug 25 2005 5:40 PM

Jim Gilliam:

It sounds like RWR things American children should die to promote Islam. Never would have guessed that one.

Thu Aug 25 2005 8:50 PM


Our constitution wasn't pefect but we also didn't have a lot of examples to draw from. Those people can't agree because their religion rules them...we can't install democracy like some kind of upgrade.

Jim, those are some pinchable cheeks you've got there.

Thu Aug 25 2005 11:27 PM

Mike of the Great White North:

Since we're on the topic of Iraq and the war.. just thought i'd chime in and say right now (2:30am) im watching CNN presents Dead Wrong, Intelligence Meltdown. It's documenting everything that led up to the war.

Wingers will probably thumb their noses and say 'left wing media' or some other tripe. It's definatly got a slant, but its the best documentary yet on what the administration did and all the intelligence agencies did. Id recommend all to watch it, again on today (tomorow) Sunday at 8 pm on CNN.

You'll never see something like this on Fox. Id like to see them create a rebuttal show. 100 to 1 they couldn't.

Sun Aug 28 2005 2:36 AM

Dave E.:

Since we're on the topic of stuff on TV...

Brave New Films got a nice hate blurb from the clowns over at NRO:

I stumbled upon it while reading Jonah Goldberg, Chickenhawk, backpeddle away from his "Cindy Sheehan is a Nazi cult ringleader" psychobabble.

Who would've thought the day would come when examining civil liberty issues gets labeled "radical left propaganda" and "crackpot". Jerks.

Sun Aug 28 2005 7:11 PM

Jim Gilliam:

Right on, Dave! That's some good buzz. :)

Mon Aug 29 2005 1:09 AM

Right Wing Robby:

Dave and Jim didnt have a problem when Durbin called the troops nazi's or called Bush a Nazi. Big surprise. They only care about those who agree with them, otherwise nazi is an ok discriptive term.

Radical left propaganda.

Mon Aug 29 2005 8:10 AM

Tom from Madison:


you're not accurate about MoveOn. They had a contest for an TV ad. 2 of the14 finalist entries compared Bush to Hitler. MoveOn didn't choose either ad. Durbin himself retracted his remarks.

Contrast that with how Bush dealt with his own adminstration's mis-statements of the facts regarding Uranium from Niger, unfound WMDs, etc.

Bush has never retracted any of the false statements he made--not even what he said in the State of the Union.

Republicans keep insisting that their conclusions must be right even though the factual basis for them was wrong.

"Fool me once..."

Mon Aug 29 2005 2:29 PM

Dave E.:

Subjective term. Certainly you would find anything having to do with an honest discussion of civil liberties and equal justice for all as radical, so it's no surprise YOU feel this way. Your version of radical is apparently anyone who dares question Dear Leader's policies. Get ready to paint damn near the whole country radical've got a lot of apologist work to do!

I would contend the most insidious propaganda comes from those that are supposed to lead us transparently and honestly. Dear Leader was spending tax funds to pay for covert propaganda. On the other hand, I don't see anything that suggests the ACLU work is dressed up to look anything but persuasive. Of course it has an agenda. But between the two, you tell me which is worse...

Mon Aug 29 2005 3:08 PM

The roots of racism:

Program on the emergence of civilization.

"14 species of large animals capable of domesitcation in the history of mankind.
None from the sub-Saharan African continent.
13 from Europe, Asia and northern Africa."
And disfavor.

They point out Africans’ attempts to domesticate the elephant and zebra, the latter being an animal they illustrate that had utmost importance for it's applicability in transformation from a hunting/gathering to agrarian-based civilization.

The roots of racism are not of this earth.

Austrailia, aboriginals:::No domesticable animals.

The North American continent had none. Now 99% of that population is gone.

Organizational Heirarchy
Heirarchical order, from top to bottom:

1. MUCK - perhaps have experienced multiple universal contractions (have seen multiple big bangs), creator of the artificial intelligence humans ignorantly refer to as "god"
2. Perhaps some mid-level alien management –
3. Mafia (evil) aliens - runs day-to-day operations here and perhaps elsewhere ("On planets where they approved evil.")

Then we come to terrestrial management:

4. Chinese/egyptians - this may be separated into the eastern and western worlds
5. Romans - they answer to the egyptians
6. Mafia - the real-world interface that constantly turns over generationally so as to reinforce the widely-held notion of mortality
7. Jews, corporation, women, politician - Evidence exisits to suggest mafia management over all these groups.

Survival of the favored.

Movies foreshadowing catastrophy
1986 James Bond View to a Kill – 1989 San Fransisco Loma Prieta earthquake.

Journal: 10 composition books + 39 megs of text files

Tue Aug 30 2005 8:50 PM

Tom from Madison:

I won't even attempt to extract meaning from the last post. However, the reference to the mafia reminded me of the Bush administration.

More than anything else W and his family reward loyalty. The effects on democracy have been devastating:
1) Good people like Colin Powell were compelled to lie to protect the President.
2) Truth-tellers like Richard Clark and Paul O'Neill have been dishonored.
3) The truth itself has been trivialized -- the 9/11 Commission missed many obvious points [C-Span has great coverage by the 9/11 Family Steering Committee]. The most obviious one is
4) Incompetents like Condi and Bolton were promoted.
5) The nation is more divided than ever.
6) Religion has been dishonored by false patriotism.
7) Patriotism has been dishonored by religious fanatics.

It's time for the sensible center to re-emerge. We need a responsible government that will take care of its people during times of need and use its strength to promote peace rather than strive to dominate weaker, less fortunate people.

It's time to forget about drowning the gov't in the bathtub and get about making the government we have answer to the people.

Thu Sep 1 2005 3:47 PM

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