Loyalty without truth
is a trail to tyranny.
|Sunday, 8 October 2006 at 12h 35m 51s|
George Stephanopoulos on Foley
This video gets at all the issues involved in the 2006 election. Watch as
Republican flack Adam Putnam lies and slanders and brings up irrelevant points
in order to justify Republican corruption and shame.
DCCC Chairman Rahm Emanuel was scheduled to debate RCCC Chairman Thomas
Reynolds on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Entangled in the Foley
page scandal himself, Reynolds ducked the debate, sending Rep. Adam Putnam in
Thanks to Crooksandliars.com for the video.
|Sunday, 8 October 2006 at 11h 55m 42s|
Nuclear Power is not the Answer
Click here for an essay about "Why Nuclear Power is Not the
Answer", by Dr. Helen Caldicott who is a professor at the University of
in Australia. I just ordered her book, Nuclear Power is Not the Answer to
Global Warming or Anything else
I will not quote the entire article, but the 2nd paragraph does give you an
instant reason for the insanity of the nuclear power industry:
Nuclear power is not “clean and green,” as the industry claims, because large
amounts of traditional fossil fuels are required to mine and refine the uranium
needed to run nuclear power reactors, to construct the massive concrete reactor
buildings, and to transport and store the toxic radioactive waste created by
the nuclear process. Burning of this fossil fuel emits significant quantities
of carbon dioxide (CO2)—the primary “greenhouse gas”—into the atmosphere. In
addition, large amounts of the now-banned chlorofluorocarbon gas (CFC) are
emitted during the enrichment of uranium. CFC gas is not only 10,000 to 20,000
times more efficient as an atmospheric heat trapper (“greenhouse gas”) than
CO2, but it is a classic “pollutant” and a potent destroyer of the ozone layer.
And further on in the article...
How exactly is electricity generated? In the case of hydropower (which accounts
for 7% of the electricity generated in the United States) the momentum of
falling water is converted into electricity. For most of the remaining 93%,
coal (50%), natural gas (18%), nuclear power (20%), and oil (2%) are used to
produce immense amounts of heat. The heat boils water, converting it to steam,
which then turns a turbine, generating electricity. So, in essence, a
reactor is just a very sophisticated and dangerous way to boil water—analogous
to cutting a pound of butter with a chain saw. At the moment, hydro
7%,and unfortunately wind is only 2% of the total U.S. mix, while solar is less
than 1%. Globally, coal supplies about 64% of the world’s electricity, hydro
and nuclear each provide 17%,and renewable sources again make up 2%.
|Saturday, 7 October 2006 at 17h 21m 57s|
Al Gore on Saturday Night Live
click here for the clip on flurl.com. It is hella funny.
|Saturday, 7 October 2006 at 11h 40m 33s|
Foley stalked male teenager pages for nearly a decade
Stalking teenagers is billions of miles different from having consensual sex.
The corporate media has been decent on this story, but some rabid meat eaters
have brought up incidents when a 17 or 18 year old page was having an affair
with a Congressman. One Democratic Congressmen, Gerry Stubbs, had a consentual
homosexual affair with a 17 year old page in 1973, when Congressmen Stubbs was
27. This came to light in 1983 when Dan Crane, Republican from Indiana was
busted having an affair with a 17 year old female since 1980 ( the affair came
to light right after the 1982 elections.) In order to save their own ass,
Republicans did then what they are trying to do now, they dug deep and found
that in 1973 Gerry Studds, Congressmen from Massachusetts had a homo-sexual
affair with a 17 year old male page. This is why Studds was added to the 1983
censure motion for an act that occurred in 1973.
Another incident occurred in 1990 when gay Congressman Barney Frank had an
affair with a man named Steven Gobie. According to the Boston Globe,
Back in 1985, Frank had engaged the services of a male escort named Stephen
Gobie, who had advertised his "hot bottom" in a personal ad. Over the next two
years, while Frank was trying to decide whether to come out, he and Gobie
carried on a clandestine affair, during which time Frank hired Gobie as a
driver despite knowing Gobie was on probation for drug possession and for
possession of child pornography. Frank used his House privileges to fix Gobie's
parking tickets. He wrote a memo trying to clear Gobie from probation that was
disingenuous at best and an outright deception at worst. Gobie repaid Frank by
running a prostitution service out of Frank's Capitol Hill apartment. When
Frank discovered this, he fired Gobie and ended their relationship. Then, in
1989, just two years after Frank's announcement that he was gay, Gobie told his
story to the conservative Washington Times.
Barney Frank (scroll about 60% down for the 1990
Irregardless of the propriety of these human errors, having consensual sex is
different than allowing a sexual predator to have free reign by the Republican
leadership from 2004 - 2006. Stalking many young boys over eight years is
vastly different than having a consentual affair, or being taken advantage of
by one's lover.
|Wednesday, 4 October 2006 at 17h 46m 46s|
Grandiose Old Perverts
|Wednesday, 4 October 2006 at 17h 37m 36s|
"Do I make you a little horny?"
-- email from Senator Mark Foley (R-Florida) to a 16 year old page.
Keep in mind that he was text-messaging this kind of stuff while on the very
floor of the Senate.
yourself at salon.com .
|Wednesday, 4 October 2006 at 17h 20m 4s|
Oh. My. God.
From Forbes magazine
The House page scandal engulfing former Rep. Mark Foley and House Republican
leaders enters its sixth day with Speaker Dennis Hastert working to hold onto
his job and the GOP rank and file worried that the pre-election drip, drip of
damaging political news isn't over yet.
The daily disclosures about Foley's salacious Internet exchanges with former
teenage congressional pages have GOP lawmakers and conservative activists
fearing the foibles of other politicians may be exposed.
"People are very, very concerned," Rep. Ray LaHood, R-Ill., said Tuesday
night. "I think there are going to be more disclosures."
"We have heard rumors that other, similar activity has occurred involving
additional congressmen and will be released prior to the November elections,"
said the Arlington Group, a coalition of 70 pro-family conservative groups.
Whoa-ho-ho-hoe. You mean there was more than one Congressman stalking the
Wait, now what was Clinton impeached for?
|Wednesday, 4 October 2006 at 16h 55m 54s|
A letter from Kirk Fordham
A statement released by Kirk Fordham, former senior aide to ex-Rep.
Foley and Rep. Tom Reynolds
"I've learned within the last few hours that unnamed sources have purported
that I intervened on behalf of Congressman Foley to prevent a page board
investigation. This is categorically false. At no point--ever--did I ask anyone
to block any inquiries into Foley's actions or behavior.
These sources know this allegation is false.
Having stepped down as Mr. Reynolds chief of staff, I have no reason to state
anything other than the facts. I have no Congressman and no office to protect.
I intend to fully cooperate with any and every investigation of Mr. Foley's
conduct. At the same time, I will fully disclose to the FBI and the House
Ethics Committee any and all meetings and phone calls I had with senior
staffers in the House Leadership about any of Foley's inappropriate activities.
The fact is, even prior to the existence of the Foley email exchanges I had
more than one conversation with senior staff at the highest levels of the House
of Representatives asking them to intervene when I was informed of Mr. Foley's
One of these staffers is still employed by a Senior House Republican Leader.
Rather than trying to shift the blame on me, those who are employed by these
House Leaders should acknowledge what they know about their action or inaction
in response to the information they knew about Mr. Foley prior to 2005."
Watch closely. The jackals will fall over themselves accusing one another of
what they all have done.
|Monday, 2 October 2006 at 20h 13m 54s|
Sick, hypocritical, lying bastards
Question: How many Republicans does it take to help a teenager across
Answer: All of them, but that doesn't mean the kid ever gets to the
other side in one piece.
Sick, hypocritical, lying bastards.
|Monday, 2 October 2006 at 21h 21m 31s|
Another hired liar I have to expose
Meet Mr. Larry Elder
From Mr. Elder's published words, where he actually tries to defend the ABC
docu-drama that was caught flagrantly rewriting history for political reasons :
In one scene, for example, then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice
demotes counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke, clearly showing the Bush
administration's failure to give bin Laden top priority. But did anyone in the
Bush administration send letters to ABC demanding revisions – or else?
No, Mr. Elder, they didn't write letters, because Condi did demote Richard
Clarke. That was true. It actually happened. Whereas, the letters written by
Clinton and Madeline Albright to ABC
involved multiple matters that not only did NOT happened, but were ALSO
Uh, like, HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOO !
And how come you forgot to mention that ABC was paid to air the docu-drama via
some clearinghouse Christian far-right non-profit organization -- which got
donations from who....? How come Mr. Elder forgets to mention that the
director of the film is part of a naisient organization that wants to produce
docu-dramas that spin history in favor of their partisan constituency? These
matters are certainly more relevant than any of Mr. Elder's faux line of
questioning posing as matters of real signifigance.
But you see, Mr. Elder specializes in the art of selective memory. This is
what he does. Here he also "neglects" to remind his reader's of a very key
point about Condolezza Rice. She did not
want to testify before the commission. However she had no problem going on
various television shows where she made false statements without having to go
under oath. This obvious hypocrisy forced her to have to give in and testify
under oath in front of the commission, where she blatantly tried to filibuster
and side track the questioning process until she was asked point blank what the
name of the August 6 PDB was : "Osama determined to attack in the United
And this when she was mouthing publically that the administration "had no idea
that bin Laden intended to attack the United States."
Bush may not have written letters to ABC, but he certainly has distorted the
written law and has used back handed tactics to get the same deeds done.
Appointed government hacks interpret and rewrite the laws into federal codes,
as happened when "waste" was redefined by an ex-lobbyist for the coal mining
industry so they could illegally dump waste from mountain tops down streams.
Or government agencies who put together fake news reports with administration
hacks posing as reporters. These get disbursed to friendly (aka Fox News) news
media, who add the videos to their news feed WITHOUT MAKING A DISCLAIMER THAT
THE VIDEOS ARE FROM THE GOVERNMENT.
What, are we in Russia?
When the Swift-boat group was proven to be linked to the Bush administration
by a lawyer who had been on the Bush legal team since Florida 2000, where was
the media on this story? Instead, we had to worry about Janet Jackson's
breasts or Michael Jackson or a missing white girl in Aruba? If this had been
Kerry instead, the TV news media would have been on the story like a rabid dog.
If you read Mr. Elder, you have to remember that he is only selecting some of
the history, and he also distorts what he reveals as the historical record all
the time. This is what he is hired to do.
Most of the piece from the link is spent trying to find some way to accuse
Clinton of something. Mr. Elder even tactfully admits this when says "OK, the
Clintonistas criticize conversations or actions that never took place" Then he
negates the substance of the letters to ABC by going back to the WTC bombing
attempt of 1993. Then he condenses the next 8 years into 3 specious
paragraphs, the latter two are crafty edits from the 9-11 commission report.
Especially paragraph 3, which reads as follows:
Also (page 358): "Responsibility for domestic intelligence gathering on
terrorism was vested solely in the FBI, yet during almost all of the Clinton
administration the relationship between the FBI director and the president was
nearly nonexistent. The FBI director would not communicate directly with the
president. His key personnel shared very little information with the National
Security Council and the rest of the national security community. As a
consequence, one of the critical working relationships in the counterterrorism
effort was broken."
Bottom line, the Clinton administration treated terrorism as a law enforcement
matter. And neither he nor former members of his administration want Americans
to understand or remember this. In his Saturday radio address after the first
World Trade Center attack, Clinton barely mentioned the attack before beginning
a much lengthier discussion about his economic program.
In addition to being hotly debated by officials at CIA and FBI, isn't it funny
how Mr. Elder neglects to mention that the Bush Administration appointees to
the FBI ignored the very intelligence operations that were getting reports on
terrorists at flight schools? Keep in mind also that George W. Bush issued an
executive order to the FBI to stop their investigation into the WAMI charity
operations of the bin Laden family. And on September 12th, when all air
traffic was grounded in the United States one plane went around the country and
picked up various bin Laden or Saudi persons and quietly escorted them out of
country without any questioning or interoggation whatsoever.
And yea, Clinton treated the problem effectively as a law enforcement matter.
How many American lives and civilian lives were lost? The African embassies,
Somalia, and the USS Cole were events half-way around the world. The Cole was
also within 10 miles from the coast of Iran. If spirited pirates-vagabonds-
terrorists want to attack our naval ship, what is the point of raising the
patriotic ire when perhaps it is our foreign policy that gives rise to these
in the first place? How many Iranian naval (or Chinese Naval or Russian Naval)
ships do we allow to do military surveillance operations at less than 10 miles
off the coast? What do you think the Cole was really doing? Yep, the Cole
was most likely attacked because it was coordinating spy surveillance
operations in Iran.
The terrorist networks are stateless. They are like mafia. Bombing and
invading nations involves wrecking havoc on societies and people that create
willing soldiers for terrorist networks, in addition to creating a bureaucracy
But it was never about "terrorism" anyway. It was always about oil and winning
The real bottom line is that Mr. Elders does as he is hired to do. He has the
belief system of a sewing machine, that is he sews in the direction the
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