Sunday, September 28, 2008

Bush's Admin Assistant: Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi worked all night to make sure Bush was comfortably accommodated during his major market screw-ups through deregulation mistakes. And when Bush needed to cover up 30 counts of felonies, Nancy Pelosi, the little trooper that she is, loyally lied to the American people so little Bushie wouldn't get impeached due to his criminal behavior. Bushie wanted off-shore drilling, no problem"o", Nancy lead Bushie's need to over-turn 40 years of off-shore drilling laws. Now Bush had a desire for fictious, non-productive oversight to give away $ 700 Billion to friends and relations, that was easily enough accommodated for, because we all know by now that Dems don't do oversight. Not ever, no way, no how!

Time for Ms. "Know Your Power" Nancy Pelosi to go join Tom Daschle and Phil Gramm in the private sector industry. Nancy Pelosi has turned out to be the best friend Bush and Cheney ever had, next to Bill Clinton.

Update from the New York Times:

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California Speaker of the House

"When was the last time someone asked you for $700 billion? It is a number that is staggering, but tells us only the costs of the Bush Administration's failed economic policies -- policies built on budgetary recklessness, on an anything goes mentality, with no regulation, no supervision, and no discipline in the system."

Yes, $ 700 Billion is a staggering amount alright, so why is Nancy gladly going to hand the money over, no questions asked?

In order to prove a point, that Bush is in fact reckless? It's all quite stupid really, and we see that the Netroots are wildly cheering on this "Bush policy"with glee. The netroots have suddenly found a new love for Dubya and all his failed policies, even accepting Bush's wiretapping right along with his investment bank failure extreme bailout plan. Odd too, that suddenly the GOP now finds that Bush and his policies are toxic. Well it certainly took them long enough, but it's far too late of course. Poor John McCain - so feebly old is he, that he hasn't yet caught the new change in the direction of the wind.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Arm-Chair Pundit David S. Broder

Broder is packing heat once again, firing off the "Border Bounce Award" as the Dean of Politics, known for his political savy, proclaims that McCain is the "Alpha Dog".

It was a small thing, but I counted six times that Obama began a sentence with the words that McCain was "absolutely right" about a point he had made. No McCain sentences began with a similar acknowledgement of his opponent's wisdom, even though the two agreed on Iran, Russia and the U.S. financial crisis far more than they disagreed.

It was a small thing alright, words that only a partisan hack would indulge in the "meaning of" but isn't that all that the GOP has become these days? They pick at straws and make hay out of nothing.

The Muttering Mindset of John McCain

The old corporate stooge can't leave the Vietnam era behind and it's sounds like McCain wants to recreate the post Vietnam era.

MCCAIN: Jim, when I came home from prison, I saw our veterans being very badly treated, and it made me sad. And I embarked on an effort to resolve the POW-MIA issue, which we did in a bipartisan fashion, and then I worked on normalization of relations between our two countries so that our veterans could come all the way home.

I guarantee you, as president of the United States, I know how to heal the wounds of war, I know how to deal with our adversaries, and I know how to deal with our friends.

Oh and, McCain would VETO everything "my friends," everything! Health care, education benefits, college money, highway maintenance, Katrina clean-up funds, renewable resources, and anything else Americans needed, so forget it -- it's all labeled as pork-barrel money no-no's to our friend, Sen. John McCain.

I thought we should all revive the real Vietnam War era just a bit, but not with ABBA, as that band didn't come around until after McCain's dear love of the Vietnam War era ended. The Vietnam War era was a very bitter time in American as the band Creedence Clearwater Revival showed so well in this song.

Friday, September 26, 2008

It’s Friday Cat Burglar Blogging

McCain "Might" Make it to the Debates tonight

The Baltimore Sun:

McCain appeared to hint last night that he would be at the debate, saying it was "very possible" enough progress would be made on an bailout agreement for him to fly to Mississippi today. "I'm very hopeful, very hopeful that we can," he said in network TV interviews.

The debates are suppose to take place at 9:00 pm EST.

And this news too:
McCain and Obama are scheduled to meet twice more, on Oct. 7 and 15. Vice presidential nominees Sarah Palin and Joe Biden meet next Thursday.

Also reporting on Karl Rove's two cents worth:
Karl Rove, who guided George W. Bush's rise to the White House, has said "it may be the fall's most critical event."

Yes, it probably will be the last time Sen. John McCain is considered even a viable presidential contender, seeing as how the Bush Administration left McCain completely out of the loop with word of the Bailout Bombshell. I just don't see an upside to this situation about the bailout fiasco for McCain or the Republicans. The GOP is stalling for time, but those guys don't have any answers and there is no "winning way" out of Bushies big heist event. Bush and Cheney weren't in it for anybody but themselves and as I've said before loyalty to the Bush Administration was very much a one-way street.

UPDATE: The Off Again - On Again Presidential Campaign of John McCain.

Apparently Sen. McConfused has been pointed toward Mississippi, walked to his waiting jet and told the Wall Street Journal had already posted his success in tonight’s debate. Murdock must have been pretty adamant that his campaign money and ad spots in his "fair and balanced" newspaper not be a total waste.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

At least Obama didn't just sign Bush's Bailout Plan

At least the Dems were not stampeded into this Bailout Bill in the way they were with the FISA Bill, but still the lacking message from the Democrats saying nothing about the "no court review" part of Bush's crappy Bailout Bill. It seems Dems are happy with their own review, so no court review needed but we all know that Dems review is pure political and thus pure rubbish. This Bailout Bill can and probably will do noting in the long term, except provide all the wrong people with money to burn as Bushie's helps his good buds out with taxpayer money as a parting gift.

On Olbermann tonight, Chuck Todd recommend that Bush speak out to Americans and than Bush did speak tonight, but afterwords Chris Matthews on Maddow's show said that it was almost as if Bush wanted to spark a run on the banks with his "you should panic" (and give me the money or else) speech. Hasn't Bush lied about everything he ever said? Isn't that WHY Bush send out Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson to deliver the bad news and why Bush sent Colin Powell to the UN to lie about WMD and had to pick General Petraeus to push for a surge in Iraq? YES, it is all because NOBODY believes Bush since Bush has pretty much established the cold hard fact that he is liar, and did it quite a while ago, back sometime in Bushies first year or so in office.

Obama's Doesn't Waste Time or Mince Words

Obama says exactly the right things, at exactly the right time.

McCain on the Run

Kevin Drum pretty much sums it all up.

.....asking for Friday's debate to be postponed, and calling for a statesmanlike bipartisan bailout compromise.

McCain makes it soooo obvious that he scared and on the run. It goes to show you that in Bush world, there is only Bush and his master Dick Cheney, their getting theirs, but poor McCain, he is getting screwed again - by the same guy that did it before, Bush.

And I have said this before too, "loyalty to Bush is a one way street". Bush loyalty has been littered with alot of has beens, McCain is simply about to be another one of them.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Netroot Ninnies

Oh Jeebus!

Why doesn't Josh Marshall simply let Obama figure it out for him? It seems to me that TPM is simply a cheerleader for the Obama football team, not some US citizens wondering about insolvency of the nation in any real or meaningful way. It'll be whatever Obama says it is, right or wrong, applied leadership or the complete lack thereof. Why not go have a brew instead of worrying their little partisan brains about this problem until Obama put his stamp of approval on Bush's plan, just like Obama did with the FISA Vote and will do again with the bailout plan because that is what Dems do, they follow Bush mindlessly ALWAYS without fail.

So Josh doesn't need an opinion of Bush's bailout plan until Obama agrees completely with that plan, no questions asked, at which point, we all know that Josh is sure to love it the way he loved Senator Joe Biden for VP, the Democratic Bank Deregulator Extraordinaire in his own right. There is no holding Obama accountable or any Democrat accountable through the Netroots. The Netroots don't try get to the Dems to provide leadership because the Netroots don't exist for that purpose, - not really. They are nothing more than an extension of Obama's campaign staff and are not truly political activist in the sense of changing policy, NOPE, they're all merely partisan activist as Obama's FISA vote clearly proved.

Update: Charles Schumer caves (without some much as gender of proof from Paulson's claim), and it is a foreshadow of exactly the very words Obama will utter too, regulation be damned.

A failure by the government to support the U.S. financial system could lead to ``a depression,'' Senator Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat told reporters yesterday. ``To do nothing is to risk the kind of economic downturn this country hasn't seen in 60 years.''

It doesn't matter who you vote for, you get Bush again no matter what.

This Is Where Obama Loses the Election

The test is going to be Bush's Proposed Bailout Plan. Will it go the way of the FISA Vote?

Of course it will, Dems don't have any decent leadership in today's Party.

This is where most voters will see that Obama, for all his big talk, isn't ready to lead, and isn't really leadership simply because standing up to corporations, or standing up to Bush politics isn't something Obama ever had the spine for or even the desire to do. Obama has become alot of meaningless big talk but is utterly incapable of walking any of his talk as we saw with the FISA vote and this time Obama is careful not to promise anything but giving in completely to Bush's crappy bailout plan - no questions asked.

This is where the independent voters completely walk away. Obama has become the most hype-up crock of all time, hasn't he?

Friday, September 19, 2008

Why Not END the War in Iraq?

Little Bushie and VP, Cheney waited around till there wasn't even a pray left, so perhaps someone should consider impeachment for the two, seeing as how little Bushie and his nasty sidekick don't seem to have clue and the nation is in dire straights.

This from the NYT: A Hail Mary Pass, but No Receiver in the End Zone.

I'm sure Nancy Pelosi is all a twitter with delight. Is this good news for Democrats, that our nation is almost bankrupt under Bush's criminal Administration? This is why Nancy didn't take impeachment off the table, because it is all just a political game to her, even as we still have this trillion dollar war in Iraq that is going no where and costing us everything.

It's Friday Cat Blogging

It was a busy day for me, so I didn't have time to do an illustration but here are couple of freaky videos from creator Joel Veitch at You might remember him for his Spongmonkeys used in the Quiznos commercials.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

From Marketwatch

SEC bans short selling in 799 financial stocks

LONDON (MarketWatch) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission early Friday issued an emergency order temporarily banning short selling in the shares of 799 financial institutions.

The regulator said it was acting in concert with the U.K.'s Financial Services Authority, which announced a similar ban on Thursday, and added the move was needed "to protect the integrity and quality of the securities market and strengthen investor confidence."

The ban takes effect immediately and runs until midnight on Oct. 2. The SEC said it may extend the order if it's necessary to protect investors, but it won't last more than 30 days

It looks like the Feds are in full out panic mode. They don't want to scare Americans too much with the truth about our US financial instability however, it seems to be foreign banks they're trying the hardest to influence - which is even more frighten really. I guess this also means oil won't tumble below $ 95 dollars a barrel either. We can't have Bush's fake peak oil theory collapse, now than can we, at least not with coastal drilling on the docket before congress at his very moment. But isn't that what American needs right now - cheap energy rather than another tax cut to jump-start productivity, put more money back into the public hands immediately.

It is just too bad that the
"bosses" controlling Bushie (and McCain) are the ones giving these guys their marching orders. Bush and Cheney are only interested in holding everything aloft long enough to blame the entire ravaged mess on the next sucker that inherits the ruin and insolvency those two are leaving behind.

The Ever Supid McCain

Found this comment at the Boston Globe, posted by Sasha Issenberg:

McCain, however, is now working not to further separate Obama from his fellow Democrats but tie him to them more directly. "His idea of reform is what his party leaders in Congress order him to do," McCain said twice today, first in Cedar Rapids and later in an evening rally here. He referred to "bosses…who give Senator Obama his marching orders."

Oh I see, Obama is suppose to be listening to who in the Democrat Party? Perhaps it is the out-of-power Clintons but somehow I rather doubt it. This is where Obama should tell Americans with an aggressive Ad that McCain's "Corporate Bosses" are exactly the same"bosses" who give George W. Bush his daily marching orders.

This is classic Karl Rove projectionism - except I would say that Karl Rove has lost his game.

It MUST be really BAD.

This is what happens when we have a trillion dollar war in Iraq over nothing but oil and SUPER high gas price gouging going on that inflates the cost of everything, plus unregulated shark loans in the housing loan business and to top it all off, a couple of criminals in the Whitehouse that can't be impeached, no matter what crimes they commit. Thanks to Nancy Pelosi.

From the WaPo:

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke met with leaders from both sides of the political aisle on Capitol Hill on Thursday to begin work on a plan of action to help relieve banks of their toxic assets. According to a statement by the Treasury late Thursday, the meetings focused on a "comprehensive approach to address the illiquid assets on bank balance sheets."

There is growing consensus in Washington that the federal response to the credit crisis has fallen short of a solution that would restore confidence and stability in the financial markets.
The creation of a new entity to deal with the crisis is just one solution being explored.

I think it is alot worse that Washington and the Bush Administration are letting on, but you know the Bushies, they loves to hide things from the American people, particulary bad news. And this is ALL the Bush Administration's fault, and everyone KNOWS IT TOO.

The Pro-Corporate WaPo

The top headline - Democrats' Drilling Bill Angers Environmental Purists

So now we see that all the state governors of coastal states who are starting to strongly complain about this bill are now being called "Purist" by the Washington Post. Purist is a hate word.

Once again Democrats, particular Nancy Pelosi supports something no citizen really wants but merely the greedy corporate oil companies. It's a very bad bill and it's making people mad, it's making me mad at Democrats, who never stand for anything, they just talk big but than go and do whatever corporations want and what ever Republicans want. Is this what electing Obama is going to be about? Of course it is! Big talk and NO do. Maybe it's better to simple get rid of Pelosi, pick off Dems we don't like, and let McCain in as another lame duck, just don't anything he says and target these DLC Dems as a clean up measure.

Otherwise we, liberals will be saying it's okay that Obama wiretaps and continues in the Bush tradition without sunlight, without any meaningful change at all.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

McCain - What an Idiot

At McCain Calls Wall Street Reckless, Obama Hits McCain

Sept. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Republican presidential nominee John McCain lashed out at ``reckless'' investments by Wall Street as his Democratic rival, Barack Obama, tied the crisis in U.S. financial markets to policies McCain supports.

McCain struck a strongly populist tone, blaming greed and corruption for putting American workers and the economy at risk.

It's all Wall Street's fault that the Republican controlled congress deregulated the rules for the US Securities and Exchange Commission so that Wall Street could become "reckless". This is just more Bushism in a nutshell. Bush blamed everything else but his own stupid policies when they didn't work and as we can see, McCain is no different.

Obama says the following and and is absolutely right too.

In Golden, Colorado, Obama said McCain's ``newfound support for regulation'' belied a record of backing deregulation and support for the economic philosophy of President Geroge W. Bush's administration.

UPDATE: It is obivous that McCain is simply running for retirement in the Oval Office rocking chair. It isn't really McCain that anybody would be electing - it is the corporate mob. Eschaton and Digby have post up too about how McCain in this fashion too.

Merrill Bailout Disguised as Buyout?

The Bushies lie about the war in Iraq, about wiretapping, about torture, and so the fact is, US government under the Bushies really lies to the Amerian citizens about every single thing happening in our government today. This is why Mike Stathis's column sounds exactly right to me.

It appears as if we are witnessing government bailouts using taxpayer money that are being deceitfully disguised as buyouts. Not just with the Merrill buyout but also this newly established $70 billion emergency bank fund, set aside to help out banks with future problems. Where do you think this money is coming from? The banks certainly don't have it. It is coming indirectly either from the Fed or the U.S. Treasury.

We'll know for sure when Bank of American is the next bank that needs federal bailing out too.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Liberals Should Oust Nancy Pelosi

Talking Points Memo and Boston news has it that Pelosi is leading the way to off-shore drilling and undoing a the nearly 40-year drilling ban for oil drilling platforms

Nancy Pelosi LIED to Americans about the FISA Bill and she will not even consider taking impeachment off the table - which is the exactly the same as endorsing ALL of the Bush Administration's illegal acts. When it comes to oil prices, ever since Bush came into to office, it has been nothing but a price fixing scheme Bush did for his good oil buddies. Americans won't stop buying Mideast oil until we invest in renewable resources, not more drilling, more ruining of our environment will accomplish nothing.

Pelosi is the biggest coward among House Democrats next to old Senate leader Tom Daschle who rightly got the boot by voters. I'd really like it if Democrats booted Pelosi out of office too as soon as possible. She is utterly spineless for someone who wrote a book entitled: "Know Your Power". Anymore Nancy Pelosi only seems to know how to concede over and over again to George Bush, Dick Cheney and GOP.

It is time to get rid of her.

Oil Price Gouging

The good news is that oil fell below $100 a barrel today as the New York Times post this: Crude Oil Declines, Trading Below $100.

After more than six months in triple-digit territory, oil prices dropped sharply on Monday, falling under the symbolic $100-a-barrel threshold as financial woes raised concerns about a slowing economy and slackening oil demand.

Oil futures in New York closed down $5.47, to $95.71 a barrel, their lowest level since February.

And the bad news is that OPEC doesn't like that oil fell under a $100 dollars barrel so the 13 member cartel is cutting oil production by 500,000 barrels per day, which of course is price fixing. This is illegal by World Trade laws but that fact has never stop OPEC from price fixing the cost of crude oil openly in public.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

This is Why Karl Rove Lost his Job at the Whitehouse

Karl pissed-off one to many Republican congress members with his arrogant impertinence.

From Greg Sargent over at Talking Points Memo.

McCain's Lying Has Gone Too Far, According To ... Karl Rove!

Wow. This is a bit like being labeled a sleaze merchant by Bob Guccione or Larry Flynt. The Obama campaign is calling attention to Karl Rove's appearance on FOX News today, in which he actually told Chris Wallace that McCain's lying adver-sleazements have gone too far.

I get the distinct impression that Coach Rove is tired of McCain’s senile problems. I’m fairly sure that the elderly McCain simply cannot remember the script right and thus deviates disastrously from Rove’s carefully chosen words. It must be very frustrating for Coach Rove to have no talent to work with, as McCain wasn’t built to lie with the same psychopathic ease that little Bushie demonstrated so efficiently for last eight years.

Frank Rich - Always the Humorist

Frank Rich is a pretty funny guy, at least to us, but I'm sure that for the Palin/McCain campaign - perhaps Rich is more like a shark attack because his every word is so terribly true.

His new column, "The Palin-Whatshisname Ticket".

No longer able to remember his principles any better than he can distinguish between Sunnis and Shia, McCain stands revealed as a guy who can be easily rolled by anyone who sells him a plan for “victory,” whether in Iraq or in Michigan. A McCain victory on Election Day will usher in a Palin presidency, with McCain serving as a transitional front man, an even weaker Bush to her Cheney.

The ambitious Palin and the ruthless forces she represents know it, too. You can almost see them smacking their lips in anticipation, whether they’re wearing lipstick or not.

Palin really does come off as a ruthless individual who is completely capable of doing anything and everything despicable to get what she wants. Palin is a queen of mean that makes the late Leona Helmsley look like a benevolent soul.

Mr. Rich says the Palin thing will take care of itself and that sounds exactly right to me too. She's got massive problems that are starting to show themselves, so just let it happen.

SNL Last Night

Pretty funny skit.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Ain't Democracy Grand

At least Iraq sure thinks it is free now and it's all thanks to Bush and Cheney for liberating Iraq under suspicious reasons (cough, oil, cough). Since the war was all a big lie to begin with, what exactly can Western Oil Contractors do about contract rejection?

NOT A DARN THING! So this latest news from the WaPo is sad news indeed for the Bushies.

Iraq Rejects No-Bid Contracts
Talks Over Short-Term Oil Deals Lasted Too Long, Officials Say

The oil companies were not surprised by the Iraqi decision, given the political sensitivities raised by the issue, according to an executive at one of the five companies. Speaking on the condition that he not be identified further, the executive said the deals had become less attractive because Iraqi officials had shortened the proposed length of the contracts from two years to one in response to criticism.

It's just to bad all those young American soldiers have to died for Bush's lied about war, a war that was most obviously, most definitely about OIL. In the end, lets hope Iraq does not sign a single Western oil contractor to work in Iraq. Let it be the last war for oil and the last lied about war.

Republican Candidate = LIAR

Paul Krugman in todays column.

Dishonesty is nothing new in politics. I spent much of 2000 — my first year at The Times — trying to alert readers to the blatant dishonesty of the Bush campaign’s claims about taxes, spending and Social Security.But I can’t think of any precedent, at least in America, for the blizzard of lies since the Republican convention. The Bush campaign’s lies in 2000 were artful — you needed some grasp of arithmetic to realize that you were being conned.

This year, however, the McCain campaign keeps making assertions that anyone with an Internet connection can disprove in a minute, and repeating these assertions over and over again.

And Bob Herbert says this:

I feel for Ms. Palin’s son who has been shipped off to the war in Iraq. But at his deployment ceremony, which was on the same day as the Charlie Gibson interview, Sept. 11, she told the audience of soldiers that they would be fighting “the enemies who planned and carried out and rejoiced in the death of thousands of Americans.”

Was she deliberately falsifying history, or does she still not know that Iraq and Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with the Sept. 11 attacks?

And Eschaton:

Lies And The Lying Liars
And Talking Points Memo:

Like I Said, Morally Unfit
And the final drum roll via TMP, Barack Obama finally says:

Obama Campaign: McCain "Would Rather Lose His Integrity Than Lose An Election"

The MUST Read Blog of the Week

The blog of the week, Peak Energy has this to say about the current federal state of financial woe.

One of the forces pushing oil prices lower in recent months (besides the slowing world economy and the demand destruction caused by the earlier surge in prices) has been the rising US dollar. This trend may be nearing an end, as the Chinese look to diversify their US$1.809 trillion (hey - they could pay for half the Iraq war with that stash !) away from the dollar - China may cut its dollar holdings - CICCCheck Spelling.

Apparently China was a big investor of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – and this must be why the US government had no choice but to bail out the two failed financial institutions. Pretty scary facts about our shark loan based economy and how deregulation is a very bad idea and a mess that the GOP is almost one hundred percent responsible for creating with their corporate consideration only policies. All the horrible scenarios of a banana Republic under extreme Bushism is how blatant dishonesty can and might well lead to national federal bankruptcy.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Weird Science Saturday

It is kind of strange to say the least but according to ufology people, we are being visited, or at least, a few truly unlucky people are in contract with extraterrestrials supposedly, so herein starts the weird news of the day.

An Australian Actress (a sort of Shirley Maclaine of the outback, if you will,) that goes by the name of Blossom Goodchild is telling us that a UFO will be present over the Alabama skies for Three Whole Days starting on October the 14th, 2008, in order to make their unearthly presents known to all of humanity.

There is this "Disclosure Project" site where people, (like me) waste valuable time looking at on the Internet on slow, lackluster weekends whenever I think I can't stand another minute of politics as usual. Anyway, a columnist by the name of Stephane Wuttunee does an article on the supposed event though UFODigest.

Blossom Goodchild’s Predicted Mass UFO Sighting: Will it Force Disclosure to Occur?

You should go to the link above and read the whole thing as it is fairly entertaining in a charmed life of Woodstock fantasy or perhaps even bleak desperate prophecy.

There is also the inevitable credibility factor to consider. If Goodchild proves to be wrong with this information, it is obvious that whoever enjoyed reading her materials before will begin to shun and avoid her in the future (much like our beloved and elusive Bigfoot hunters from Georgia). So on a personal level, quite a bit is at stake for Goodchild. And she would know this.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, believing in UFOs hasn't stop Shirley Maclaine's career as she is still the high priced actress currently to portray fashion designer Coco Chanel on Lifetime cable network tonight. It looks like a good bet and better than waiting around for UFO's to save us from our dubious government candidates running for office.

Friday Dog Blogging




Everything Ronald Reagan did has been undone. If Reagan were alive today, I wonder what he would have to say about all this "WAR" talk with Russia and the hideously corrupt state of the GOP?

Sarah Palin, is she insane or what?

1) I wonder what war weary Americans think of going to war with Russia when it is so obvious that American is already sick and tired of this dead-end, trillion dollar war in Iraq?

2) What army is Palin planning on using in her war with Russia? The national guard again? Of course not, Palin is talking about a military draft here since war with Russia is alot different than war with Iraq? Someone should ask Sen. McInsane and his pitbull VP if those two plan to reinstating the military draft or not, because that particular question is a MUST KNOW before Americans cast their votes in November. After all, if McCain and Palin want to talk tough about war in Russia, shouldn't Mr. Straight Talk prepare the nation for reinstatement of the Military Draft?

What Obama should do right now is show a mushroom cloud commercial. "McCain's Nuclear War - talk is appeasement - McCain/Palin would bomb first?"

Steve Benen at the Washington Monthly

Also something that Obama doesn't do. Take on McCain's apprehension to work, seeing as how McCain doesn't even show-up half the time to vote on anything in the senate.

'DIVORCED' FROM EVERYDAY CHALLENGES.... At last night's forum on national service, John McCain made unusual concession: "Listen, mayors have the toughest job, I think, in America. It's easy for me to go to Washington and, frankly, be somewhat divorced from the day-to-day challenges people have."

How about an Obama ad showing how McCain hasn't been too concerned with his day-to-day duties of being a US Senator since McCain has missed more time from work that ANY other Congress member in the US Senate.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Are We Coming to a Civil War

So Keith Olbermann was removed from reporting on politics while the horrible partisan rubbish continues unabated at FOX News even when there are more registered Democrats now that Republicans.

Oh yeah, and there were 800 people arrested in St. Paul - thanks to Republicans that hate other people in the US who don't much care for corporate control. The only thing I know for sure is that, that kind of civil unrest gets a lot worse before it ever gets better.

That next time Bush (and Cheney) have 30 counts of felonies hanging over their heads for illegal wiretapping – lets hope the Democrats are not stupid enough to stop the law proceedings. Somebody has to put a stop to this crap, but it won't ever be the Democrats, obviously. It'll be when the US Banks fail as Democrats stand by and just let it happen and we have another great depression era in order to motivate humanity. Obama SHOULD never have stop that FISA law proceeding and so now, Obama can't talk about our Constitutional law and John McCain since Obama himself has already violated his own oath of office due to his FISA Vote.

If you're a liberal, than you should be furious with MSNBC, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and with Chuck Schumer, particularly after his comment about how the Constitution doesn’t poll well.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Obama's Polls (from TMP)

The scores from Talking Points Memo:

ABC/WaPo: Obama 47%, McCain 46%.
CBS: McCain 46%, Obama 44%.
CNN: McCain 48%, Obama 48%.

Maybe next time around, perhaps Josh Marshall should not just recommend drinking a beer on 4th of July and chill-out whilst Obama broke his oath of office over the FISA Bill. Instead, liberals should have been very upset that Obama lied about that FISA Bill and LET Obama know that we DO NOT appreciate that obvious lie Obama gave us about FISA - NO SIR, not one bit. FISA is the bill that sent Obama South in a hurry, and it is very reason why "Change you can Believe In" is such a dead issue now. Frank Rich of the NYT said that Obama's campaign is down to change we need - not "change you can believe in" anymore.

Glenn Greenwald was SO right - move to right and lose the election (or more like move to the wrong) - so it's too bad nobody listens to the truth when it is spoken. That FISA Bill WAS a big deal. Once everyone saw that Obama was just like any other lying Republican out there, then there cease to be any good reason left to vote for Obama over McCain, as Obama turn out to be NOT the candidate of change that we had all hoped for with the start of his campaign.

AND it's like I said before, either you get Big Oil Control or you Get Unregulated Bank control because of Obama's pick of Sen. Joe Biden as VP. It isn't much of a choice, and it is to the point where these DLC Dems are costing us election after election as they compete for the corporate vote right along with the GOP irregardless of the will of the American People.

I don't know if DLC Queen Hillary Clinton is planning on running again in 2012 but as for me, I'm SICK and I'm TIRED of DLC Democrats because they consistently use people and they lie exactly the same way Republicans lie.

You all know what I'm talking about here. That Obama lied about that FISA Bill exactly the way Bush lied about FISA and the wiretapping that Bush was doing with the help of the telecoms companies. This is where the Netroots undoes itself and loses the independent voter, because they were so partisan a group of people that they didn't care that Obama voted on that awful FISA Bill. Obama controls the Party but the Party doesn't control Obama, so that in the end it is NOT a government of the people, by the people and for the people, HECK no, it was Obama's government. Obama was going to do whatever he wanted and seriously could have care less for the will of American citizens.

So this is where we are now people, like it or not.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Broder’s Worthless Banter

Things are changing out there, so how about shaking up the opinion pages of the national newspapers too?

How about some new faces who are not so full of themselves and their collective hogwash which they persistently and feverishly peddle to the paying public without regard for quality. So much rubbish is being produced from our national news sources that in essence a very large part has become nothing but a major waste of ink and paper. There are bloggers whose opinions are worthy and informative enough to read every single day but then you have blind partisans like David Broder still mucking up the world with his always wrong theories on politics, so perhaps it's time to clean the house and jump start new reasons to sell national newsprint.

Whether it is Barack Obama or John McCain going to the White House in January, the new president will understand that his mandate from the voters is to cleanse Washington of its excessive partisanship and attempt to break the gridlock that has prevailed on almost all the big issues. The good news is that Obama and McCain, for different reasons, have about as good a prospect of achieving that change as any two politicians you could find.

The acceptance speeches they delivered will not find places in many collections of great campaign oratory. But rhetoric aside, the clear intent of both candidates was to signal that they understand the frustration of voters of all parties with the poisonous status quo of recent years in Washington.

What is with this expectation that somehow John McCain, once elected, will re-emerge from his new found love for Big Oil campaign money as the old (dead and forgotten) maverick instead of the nasty snake oil salesman he has become? Is there any doubt that McCain will comfortably retire right into the loving care of Cheney's good old oil buddies the very minute his fat old butt hits the oval office chair?

Apparently not all Republicans are buying Broder's load of cow manure here. Syndicated columnist Minette Marrin isn't having any of this pretend "change" or supposed reform coming from John McCain or Sarah Palin's rhetoric.

"....last week everything changed. John McCain’s choice of Governor Sarah Palin was the last straw. It makes American politics look like a sick comedy. My faith in my native country had already been shaken by other elections and by other wrongs, such as the Iraq war (which I at first supported, to my shame). But the moose-hunting pitbull with lipstick is too much. I have never used my vote in the past, but if I had, I would usually have voted Republican. Today no rational conservative can vote for the Palin and McCain ticket. It makes America an international laughing stock. The fact that there has been a Palin bounce, after her charismatic speech, fills me with dismay."

And Ms. Marrin is absolutely right too. Karl Rove and Dick Cheney were a very large part of the sickness of the Bush Administration but we can all see that McCain is eagerly indulging in the exact same ritualized sickness that infects the current administration.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Women say Palin is "Mean"

Sarah Palin truly is a "mean" person, as Palin fired several people the minute she became mayor of Wasilla
See Glenn Greenwald's blog.

The first thing Palin did after being elected was fire six department heads in the City, including the Police Commissioner and the librarian. As The Anchorage Daily News put it: "the newly elected mayor of Wasilla has asked all of the city's top managers to resign in order to test their loyalty to her administration

And Howard Dean says women in his wife's doctor's office think Sarah Palin was mean and reading Greenwald, that sounds about right.

BROKAW: But from a tonal point of view, and an introduction of herself to the country, pretty successful speech.

DEAN: You know, I sort of do any informal focus group. My wife has a doctor's office in Burlington and five women work for her and some of them are Republicans. They all said pretty much just what I said: they thought that the first half of the speech was really interesting and that she was kind of mean in the second half of the speech.

If I in were the Obama Team - I would get the word out right away: The queen of mean = Sarah Palin. Better yet, get the DNC to run the ad.

Cheney and Bush Don't Need Vetting

This from Kevin Drum at his new site where he blogs for Mother Jones Magazine.

The McCain campaign is scared to death. They knew nothing about Palin before they announced her, they relied on a cursory vetting process that has turned out to be shot full of holes, they realize now that she has no settled views on any issue of national importance and could blurt out anything at any time, and they're terrified about what might crop up next. So they're keeping her in the deep freeze.

The truth about Sarah Palin is that the Bush Administration pick her FOR McCain's campaign. Nobody can miss the obvious signs here because who else doesn't do vetting? The Bush administration certainly never found the need to vet government officials since that Administration bases everything they do on corporate lobbyists' wishes and demands. McCain is so obviously being directed by the Big Oil people behind the Bush Administration that the ONLY requirement for Sarah Palin is that she be Pro-Drill ANWR, and that ONLY issue that kept Big Oil from contributing big money to the McCain campaign was McCain past disloyalty and wayward ANWR vote.

This is how you know that McCain is exactly like Bush Administration because the Bush Administration is making all the decisions for the McCain campaign and you can clearly see evidence of this with McCain's lack of a vetting process. McCain is willing to allow corporate control the same as the Bush Administration completely allowed it as the Bush Administration takes ALL its directives from Big Oil and other global corporate control companies. The GOP is also exclusively and entirely being driven by corporate lobbyist, and there isn’t any actually voter input that doesn’t come straight from AEI or from Global Corporate masterminding. To get Americans to vote on Republican policies, the GOP twist the corporate demands into a outright lies, like the Iraq war and scheme to privatizing social security. Anymore, the Republicans are always trying to deceive voters into giving up their rights, their social security to the control of corporate lobbyist.

This is precisely where today's media and newspaper journalist have utterly failed the American people. The press has not only allowing our US government to outright lie to us many times over during the Bush Administration, the press and media have actively participated in the process of routinely aiding this administration in the telling of lies to the American public. If the press didn't allow Republicans to lie, than the press was accused of being a "liberal" media, but of course, that has been no excuse especially for the newspaper press to have been so utterly complaint in these outright lies.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Friday Cat Blogging

This Friday its the AEI Snob Kitteh fresh from McCain's Republican Convention.

It's all about the money for all those rich fat cats. Just take a look at this
video from CBS with all the rich snobs in attendance at the RNC convention. You'll noticed that you don't see any regular folks at McCain's Convention like the everyday kind of citizens that attended Obama's DNC Convention.

McSame starts his acceptance speech with the require Bush patronage right off the bat, patronage for the entire Bush clan - after that, the speech gets horrible - and then worse then horrible as McCain says:

We lost their trust when instead of freeing ourselves from a dangerous dependence on foreign oil, both parties — and Senator Obama — passed another corporate welfare bill for oil companies. We lost their trust when we valued our power over our principles.

So to take our minds off the nauseating effect of this Karl Rove speech that was written for McCain, I happened across this funny video about cat herding so that nobody has to end their evening on that disgusting McSame speech.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The War Zone in St. Paul

Wired blog has this out: Video of Clashes Between St. Paul Police and RNC Protesters.

It sounds almost like a civil war in St. Paul. It also seems like the kind of problem that gets worse with time. The Minneapolis Star Tribune has this news:

Taxpayers off the hook for GOP convention lawsuits

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Taxpayers should be off the hook for any damages stemming from claims of police misconduct related to the Republican National Convention under a first-of-its-kind agreement.

The deal required the Republican Party's host committee to buy insurance covering up to $10 million in damages and unlimited legal costs for law enforcement officials accused of brutality, violating civil rights and other misconduct.

Other cities who hosted conventions in recent years — including Denver, Boston, New York and Philadelphia — either covered those costs from their general budgets or used tax money to buy insurance policies

The Democratic Party didn't have this problem in Denver and wasn't ask to front massive insurance coverage fees. However, I can certainly see how Karl Rove and the Bush Administration's massive hate doctrines have been the caused of this showdown in St. Paul. When it comes to the GOP, the city had the right to ask for up-front insurance fees. Republicans seem to have wanted a civil war in the US with their division tactics and all out lies. Add in an overzealous St. Paul Police and Sheriff's Departments and the city might just need more that $10 million to cover all the damages and lawsuits.

And so now I'm wondering if ANY state will want to host the Republican Party Convention in the future seeing how ugly everything got in St. Paul with the current GOP Convention?

The Maverick?????

What do you get when you take the lipstick off a pitbull?

You get Dick Cheney behind it all.

Here is a transcript of Sarah Palin's RNC speech if you're inclined to read the whole load of BS.

Here just a small example of that "BS":

But we are expected to govern with integrity, good will, clear convictions, and ... a servant's heart.

I pledge to all Americans that I will carry myself in this spirit as vice president of the United States. This was the spirit that brought me to the governor's office, when I took on the old politics as usual in Juneau ... when I stood up to the special interests, the lobbyists, big oil companies, and the good-ol' boys network.

And of course we all know that Ms. Pump-Jack Sarah Palin is extremely pro-drill ANWR. Gov. Palin is just a big oil friendly kind-of-gal so exactly how is she, or McCain for that matter, standing up to big oil? What an incredible pack of lies.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Mr. Greenwald takes on the Myth of the Liberal Media

Greenwald has a post up that has been exactly my beef too. The claim of a "liberal media". This is a fool's game whereby the political right simply makes up lies out of whole thin air.

Bush did this and now McCain wants to do it too. Remember that whenever a court didn't rule in Bush's favor, Bush immediately would declared the court and the judge to be "activist" and such a claim coming from a president that violated his oath of office by wiretapping and torturing makes me wonder does Bush really know what a strict constructionist judge is and what respect, if any, does Bush have for the US Constitution anyway?

So here we go again with the right-wing pundits claiming that liberal media is bias against Sarah Palin.

The right-wing zealots are saying:

1) Liberals are sexist. BUT of course we all know that this is a conservative problem, not a liberal one.
2) Liberals don't like that Palin's because her minor daughter is pregnant. Of course we know that this is religious right issue, not a liberal one.
3) Liberals think Palin can't work with her kids in tow. Once again, this is a conservative mantra, not a liberal one.

Republicans want to fool the public into an irrational lie for the same reason Bush always declared any oppositional judges to be activist judges. It's gotten too the point where if Republicans can't lie to the public, they simply would not know how to run any of their various campaigns.

Just more proof that John McCain is going to be BUSH II all over again. We can see all the exact same lies, same crony politics, same Karl Rove projectionist schemes of the Bush Administration.

UPDATE from the NYT: Giuliani to Offer Defense of Palin’s Qualifications

Gosh, the Republicans just don't have any people of merit to speak for Palin.Why not just get Jack Abramoff to endorse her?

Monday, September 1, 2008

Losing OIL in Iraq

Bad news for McCain!

It looks like we're losing in IRAQ, we're losing the oil to countries other than Western Oil contractors. Oh MY!

Iraq has just signed a major oil contract and the big winner is CHINA.

Iraq Signs Oil Deal With China Worth Up to $3 Billion

BAGHDAD — In the first major oil deal Iraq has made with a foreign country since 2003, the Iraqi government and the China National Petroleum Corporation have signed a contract in Beijing that could be worth up to $3 billion, Iraqi officials said Thursday.

China, like Russia, didn't back Bush's war in Iraq, and as I remember it, when Bush delcared war with Iraq, those two countries told Bush he would destabilize the region, as Bush pretty much did destabilize the poor region, but Iraq survived US occupation and is almost free from Bush's greedy oilfield grasp. If Iraq ever does eventually sign oil contracts with Westerner oil companies, it will only be if Barack Obama is in office.

McCain's Big ANWR Mistake

Sarah Palin by any other name would be Harriet Miers.

After all, she is the same kind of Bush crony complete with the same ominous flaws. I'm certain that Bush recommended Gov. Palin due to McCain's erroneous ANWR votes of the past.

Since I didn't see any political cartoons mentioning McCain's VP pick, I thought I would illustrate how it is that Gov. Sarah Palin's main agenda here is to help McCain shed the last remaining vestiage of his maverickness, his maverick ANWR vote. The obvious up side for picking Gov. Palin for VP seems to have been a sudden extra $7 million. Maybe BP likes the VP, you think?

McCain Pick Appears To Bring In $7 Million

Sen. John McCain has taken in $7 million in contributions since announcing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, a top campaign aide said yesterday.