Sunday, October 28, 2007

Before and After the NeoRepublican Makeover

Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN) Then:AP Photo

(A dirty looking-pp) Norm Coleman protests the Vietnam War as an undergraduate student at Hofstra University, in this 1970's black-and-white file photo. The Republican senator from Minnesota, who also attended the Woodstock music festival, voted in 2007 against spending $1 million for a museum that commemorates Woodstock. (AP Photo/Hofstra Chronicle,file)

Like many pro-war neorepublicans, Norm loves war-but only if your kind and mine can be ordered to fight it-otherwise its just not his thing...

And Now:Norm feebly attempts to explain in Iraq, to deployed MN National Guard why they and their equipment will be in Iraq should natural disaster strike their state.

Norm is attempting to keep his GOP senate seat away from DINO Al Franken, the comedian and former Air America talking head.

Boy, did Prissy ever tire of hearing that Al whine about why we "couldn't just leave Iraq."

Nor would Al give adequate explanation as to why he wasn't willing to sacrifice his own military age son to "finish the job." Al seems to have used Air America to spring board his senate campaign

Hopefully, Al is the lesser of the two eveels for Minnesota's next Senator in Washington.

Al just got his only Prissy Patriot free ad giveaway...

A Side Note: Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has announced his engagement to a woman much younger than himself- a Head Start teacher. A typical man thing, but certainly a gal with a noble profession.

Now Prissy shall have to get a new invisible boyfriend. Fortunately, they are very easy to come by...

Hot Links

Yahoo Thousands Call for Swift End to War

THOUSANDS? Millions worldwide have protested this war for YEARS...the media acts like this is the first time Americans have protested this war. There were actually larger protests, including military families, BEFORE the war began in Washington.

However, the media was MIA at that time...

Are they afraid Iraqi civilians, military and their families will sue them? Maybe they should be. Did they remember they are Americans? Or was no one buying their fake news.

Remember how Fox news gave these reporters the shaft, as did the courts? The rules are different when plantiffs are hurt because Fox or other media failed to print the truth and people are hurt as a result, as well as having a motivating factor to do $o.



TAMPA—Two award-winning investigative reporters at the Fox-owned television station in Tampa are blowing the whistle on a story they say WTVT (Ch 13) and its corporate bosses preferred to coverup rather than broadcast honestly and accurately.

The story, documented in a lawsuit the reporters filed Thursday, reveals the widespread use of a controversial bovine growth hormone Florida dairymen have been secretly injecting into their cows.

NYT Governor Accused of Betraying Principles

Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s retreat from his plan to permit illegal immigrants to obtain the same kind of driver’s licenses as other New Yorkers drew angry reactions yesterday from civil liberties advocates and immigrant groups, some of whom described the shift as a stunning betrayal.

The governor has been under fierce assault from conservative groups and others since proposing last month to allow illegal immigrants to get New York driver’s licenses. But joined by the federal secretary of homeland security, Michael Chertoff, in Washington yesterday, the governor announced a starkly different version of his plan.

It calls for separate tiers of licenses. New Yorkers who could provide stringent proof of legal residency could get the new federally recognized license known as Real ID. The licenses available to illegal residents would not serve as federal identification.

“What a huge political flip,” said Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition.

Everyone is entitled to a few huge mistakes...apparently Spitzer just used up one of his.

MSNBC Guantanamo remark offends Dutch officials

Dutch lawmakers who visited the Guantanamo Bay military prison this week said they were offended by a testy exchange in Washington with a senior congressional Democrat.

The lawmakers said that Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told them that “Europe was not as outraged by Auschwitz as by Guantanamo Bay.”

Lantos, a Holocaust survivor, was responding to arguments that the United States should shut down the prison, located on a U.S. naval base in Cuba, the lawmakers said.

...“You have to help us, because if it was not for us you would now be a province of Nazi Germany,” Lantos said, according to the Dutch lawmakers.

Apparently, Lantos learned about diplomacy and dialogue from Massah Boosh and Dick the side-kick. Victims should not think that because they are victims that it gives them a blank check to do/say as they damn well please when diplomacy is the job they signed on for, all victimhood aside...others like no shame McCain come to mind.

Where is Lantos sympathy for the survivors of the USS Liberty or the USS Cole?

Postnote: The USS Cole that was attacked had been warned by the "Able Danger" intel days before.

So why did it still happen? Not sure, but the rumor is certain people were hoping the international incident would start a war-but Bill Clinton didn't bite. He apparently knew something the rest of us didn't back then. Like who was really behind it...and how come are all the attackers out of jail already? (The ones who didn't "escape") Hmmm...

IHT As temperatures rise, a greening of Greenland

When using the words "growing" in connection with Greenland in the same sentence, it is important to remember that although Greenland is about four times the size of France, it has only nine conifer forests like Bjerge's, all of them cultivated. It has only 51 farms. (They are all sheep farms, although one man is trying to raise cattle. He has 22 cows.) Except for potatoes, the only vegetables most Greenlanders ever eat - to the extent that they eat vegetables at all - are imported, mostly from Denmark.

But now that the climate is warming, it is not just old trees that are growing. A Greenlandic supermarket is stocking locally grown cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage this year for the first time. Eight sheep farmers are growing potatoes commercially. Five more are experimenting with vegetables. And Kenneth Hoeg, the region's chief agriculture adviser, says he does not see why southern Greenland cannot eventually be full of vegetable farms and viable forests.

"If it gets warmer, a large part of southern Greenland could be like this," Hoeg said, walking through Qanasiassat, a boat ride from Narsarsuaq, a tiny southern community notable mostly for having an international airport. A hectare, or about two and a half acres, near here of imported pines, spruces, larches and firs are plunked in the midst of the scrubby, rocky hillside next to the fjord, as startling as a mirage.

Farther north, Greenland's great ice sheet, a vast white landscape of 1.8 million square kilometers, or 700,000 square miles, covering 80 percent of the island's land mass, is melting rapidly, alarmingly, with repercussions not only for the traditional way of life on an island of 56,000 people, but also for the rest of the world. The more the ice melts, the higher sea levels will eventually rise.

Dubya tells us global warming is all in our minds. You know, like doctors used to say to women about the pain of menstrual cramps...that is, until there were women gyno's! (Sorry in advance to Prissy's doctor friends, but going to a male gynecologist seems too much like going to a Volks Wagon mechanic when your Cadillac needs repaired)

Remember the limbless young soldier exploited by the fascist loving "Freedom Watch"? They are getting sued...collective awww. The plaintiff is claiming Trademark infringement. Ari, still working for the same guys

Klayman v. Freedom's Watch, Inc. cv-22433-PCH

Here are the founders of Fascist watch Inc., aka Freedom's Watch, Inc., Bradley Blakeman, Ari Fleischer, Mel Sembler, William P. Weidner, Matthew Brooks, Anthony Gioia, Kevin Moley, Howard Leach, Ed Snider, Sheldon Adelson and Richard Fox

Here's the list of shameless money grubbers representing the "loyal Bushie" fascists without honor: (mostly of Patton Boggs)Mitchell R. Berger,George Borababy,John J. Dabney,Heather M. McPhee and Justin Brian Uhlemann

The plaintiff is just one man,Larry Elliot Klayman-representing himself. He must be one scary guy to need all those lawyers-or Freedom for Fascists have one very weak case. Maybe you could email Larry Klayman, ask if he needs any help. Email Mr. Klayman here

What these fascists deserve for selling out their country and exploiting injured soldiers and their families, a lawsuit can never make whole. But even an unrelated lawsuit would be nice...

Journal Gazette Ft. Wayne, IN Georgia's reservoirs are already low and could fall below their conservation pools

So Georgia has called for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reduce the amount of water released from federal reservoirs that include Lakes Allatoona and Lanier. Perdue also asked President Bush to declare Georgia a major disaster area, and to use executive powers to slash water releases from the reservoirs.

(Gov's )Riley and Crist responded last week with letters to the president of strong opposition.

Riley noted that the Farley Nuclear Plant on the Chattahoochee River in east Alabama - which produces 19 percent of Alabama Power Co.'s electricity - cannot operate if water flow falls below the minimum needed for cooling.

That, he wrote, "could require a shutdown of the plant, thereby putting the reliability of the electric power grid in the region at risk."

What could a water shortage lead to? Apparently a shortage of hops...Beer drinkers beware: Shortage to boost costs Undersupply of one key ingredient — hops — could impact flavor too

Now the bright spot in the brewing industry is facing mounting costs on nearly every front. Fuel, aluminum and glass prices have been going up quickly over a period of several years. Barley and wheat prices have skyrocketed as more farmers plant corn to meet increasing demand for ethanol, while others plant feed crops to replace acres lost to corn.

A decade-long oversupply of hops that had forced farmers to abandon the crop is finally gone and harvests were down this year. In the United States, where one-fourth of the world’s hops are grown, acreage fell 30 percent between 1995 and 2006.

Australia endured its worst drought on record. Hail storms across Europe damaged crops. Extreme heat in the western United States hurt both yields and quality.

Big brewers can hedge against rising prices for raw ingredients and can negotiate better, longer-term contracts for ingredients, while smaller brewers generally are left with whatever is left.

Andrew Sullivan, the Atlantic Giuliani Makes Light Of Soviet Torture

The ignorance of Rudy Giuliani with respect to the history of torture is almost on a level with his ignorance about Islam and the Middle East. Yesterday, he made this comment: "They talk about sleep deprivation. I mean, on that theory, I'm getting tortured running for president of the United States. That's plain silly. That's silly."

Really? Has Giuliani ever inquired about the history of sustained sleep deprivation as a torture technique? Stalin perfected it. And one of its victims was Menachem Begin, a man for whom presumably Giuliani has some respect. Begin was subjected to the same techniques that Bush has used by Joseph Stalin in the Gulag. In Begin's view, being forced - not choosing - to stay awake for days and even weeks on end (as Rumsfeld approved in Gitmo) is one of the worst forms of torture there is. He described just such a torture victim who is "wearied to death, his legs are unsteady, and he has one sole desire to sleep, to sleep just a little, not to get up, to lie, to rest, to forget ... Anyone who has experienced the desire knows that not even hunger or thirst are comparable it with it."

Hat tip to fellow blogger SPB Finally! Larry Flynt Gets Ready to Dish the Dirt!

Larry Flynt, editor and publisher of Hustler magazine, just told FOX Business Network’s Neil Cavuto that he’s “hoping to expose a bombshell” that will stand “Washington and the country on its head.” Within the next week or two, he says his magazine will expose a sex scandal of huge proportions involving a prominent United States Senator. Flynt refused to comment on the Senator’s political affiliation, but alluded that he or she is a Republican.

Outstanding work patriot, Prissy salutes you. Yes, Dearest Readers, Prissy knows who he is. Sometimes it takes a dirty old man to know and find what dirty old men do. BTW, dirty old men? They were dirty young men.

Houston Chronicle Lengthy standoff ends in Spring with man's suicide

A 12-hour standoff ended this morning with a north Houston man lobbing Molotov cocktails at Houston Police before taking his own life rather than vacate a home he'd lost to foreclosure.

James Hahn, a chemist, had told police he would not be taken from the home alive, said Capt. Bruce Williams, an HPD spokesman.

" 'You know what I do for a living and you know what I am capable of,' " said Williams, recalling one of the conversations police had with the man on Wednesday.

The standoff began at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday when police said Hahn pulled a gun on Precinct 4 constable deputies who had attempted to serve him with a warrant for eviction at the home in the 21000 block of Covington Bridge in Spring, authorities said.

A terrible ending, reminds Prissy of stories Granny tells about the great depression...

CBC regarding another war we were duped in to, since OBL is dead. But how could neorepublicans justify two wars without their boogie man? Hillier denies contradicting PM over Afghan mission length

Liberal MP Scott Brison praised Hillier as "a real soldier who dares to tell the truth" and accused the prime minister of misleading Canadians.

"Who is telling the truth — Canada's top soldier or Canada's top spinner?" Brison asked.

NDP defence critic Dawn Black, whose party has called for the immediate withdrawal of Canadian troops from Afghanistan, said Hillier's and the Tories' "wildly different" assessments have left the prime minister's office "fuming."

"There's nothing the Conservatives hate more than a script they haven't written," Black said.

She added it also raised questions over whether elected civilians are truly in charge of the Afghan mission.

"Conservatives" (who conserve nothing but liberties of others) appear to be same in Canada as they are in the US.

A blog we'll call wishful thinking and interesting reading, until we can verify... Alcuin and Flutterby

Behind the scenes, elements of civil war are becoming evident within the White House. On the eve of the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings at the end of October 2007, Dick Cheney attempted to steal $45 billion from George Bush Jnr. A long-serving banker of Pakistani origin based at the New York office of Credit Suisse diverted $45 billion for a secret personal account held by Halliburton in Dubai for Vice President Richard B Cheney. The $45 billion represented stolen money held in trust for the President of the United States, George Bush Jnr.

This illegal transaction was frustrated by a covert fail-safe mechanism. The Credit Suisse banker was arrested and shortly afterwards, under interrogation, suffered a mysterious heart attack. At about 2.30pm Eastern Daylight Time on Friday 19th October 2007, Credit Suisse domestic banking in the USA collapsed and was taken over by Union Bank of Switzerland. This story has yet to be covered by the mainline media in the USA. More details here, here and here.

On the 25th October 2007, Patrick Bellringer reported that on several occasions recently The Higher Evolution have stopped the Bush-Cheney White House from nuking major USA cities, nuking the major oil depot in Texas City, and creating artificial earthquakes in California. Should such a 911-style homegrown terrorist attack be accomplished again, the USA government would blame the attack on Iranian terrorists, and the long-planned Iran war would be launched. More details here.

The World Court has lodged ten charges of Treason against George Bush Jnr, the 43rd President of the United States of America. These will shortly be served on him by the Adjutant General for the USA accompanied by the Provost Marshall for the USA (Brigadier General Rodney Johnson). More details can be found in a Casper Update of the 21st September 2007 here. It is said that the President is using Patriot Act emergency powers to prevent news of these Treason charges reaching the mainstream media in the USA.

BBC Iraq warns Turkey over incursion

Iraq's foreign minister has warned of serious consequences if Turkey launches a ground assault against Kurdish rebels based in northern Iraq.

Hoshyar Zebari told the BBC that the current crisis was "dead serious" and accused Turkey of not seeking a peaceful solution. He said Turkey had shown no interest in Iraqi proposals to calm the situation.

Turkey has 100,000 troops near the border and is threatening to attack the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Iraq.

Good job once again Dubya, nothing like a little Armageddon to get the blood flowing...

The Ugly Truth My Weekend with the Survivors of the USS Liberty–Pt 1

The Liberty was attacked–no ifs, ands or buts about it, and attacked–not by militant Islamic fanatics or neo-Nazi, right-wing militia types from the mountains of Montana, but by America’s “only ally in the region”–Israel. Attacked by Israel after 6 hours of low-level, lumbering reconnaissance flights. Attacked by the Jewish state for over an hour with more than 800 rockets, tens of thousands of armor-piercing shells, napalm and 5 torpedoes. As a result of Israel’s actions 34 American men died, 171 were wounded, and what’s worse is the fact that for the last 40 years the survivors have told a version of what happened that does not jibe in anyway with the pathetic excuses offered by the attackers for the event.

Collectively the Liberty fellows are like the guy next door who comes to help you out when a tree blew over in your yard following a night of thunderstorms or the guy who helps an old lady out by changing her flat tire. Unlike the liars who argue that the act of war perpetrated against the United States on 6/8/67 was all a big accident, by contrast the Liberty boys are honest to a fault, like the customer who points out to the cashier that she gave him too much money in change. These simple, unassuming, non-pretentious sailors are not wealthy, ambitious, greedy, blue-blooded bloodhounds following the scent of money and political power. All they want is the truth told. None (to my knowledge) have tried to get rich off of the event. None (to my knowledge) have sought or won any high political offices. None are trying to use the event as a springboard for some high-profile public career. All they want is a fair airing of the facts so that the demons loosed into their unassuming lives 40 years ago can be put to rest and that–once again–they can be proud to call themselves the sons and grandsons of those who 200 years ago caused a foreign, occupying power to scurry off with its tail between its legs as a result of the happy marriage of American arms and resolution.

And these facts (along with the hard, empirical data of what took place on June 8, 1967) are what the pro-Israel groups fear the worst. Instinctively they must know that despite all the propagandizing and bullying they inflict upon the American people that at some point blood will prove to be thicker than water, that the American people will remember who they are and thus will come to the conclusion that siding with the foreign body responsible for the murder of 34 American sons, brothers, husbands, and fathers has no upside to it and that no perks associated with being an FOI–meaning a Friend of Israel–are to be had.

The Part I article was an excellent read, though he'll take some heat for using the term Zionist. Not quite sure why,as it seems to Prissy like referring to someone as Catholic, Lutheran, Mormon or Jehovah Witness...

Quotes of the Day

More than ever before it is now necessary for the whole Party to stand in blind obedience, as one man, behind the leadership...Hilter's man-Voelkischer Beobachter (Sueddeutsche Ausgabe), No. 88, March 29, 1933.

The fox knows many things," he wrote, "but the hedgehog knows one big thing.--Archilochus (and thank you Comrade Tribune)

"I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator."--[Adolph Hitler, _Mein Kampf_, pp. 46]

God told me to strike at al Qaida and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did, and now I am determined to solve the problem in the Middle East. If you help me I will act, and if not, the elections will come and esI will have to focus on them.-- George W Bush, according to Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, from minutes acquired by Haaretz from cease-fire negotiations between Abbas and faction leaders from the Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the Popular and Democratic Fronts (circa June, 2003), quoted from Arnon Regular, "'Road map is a life saver for us,' PM Abbas tells Hamas" ( 27, 2003)Bush's Grandpa Prescott would be proud