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A tribute to Condoleeza Rice and George W. Bush who, despite voluminious evidence to the contrary, said, "I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon, that they would try to use an airplane as a missile," adding that "even in retrospect" there was "nothing" to suggest that" and "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees," respectively.
Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Monday, May 30, 2005
Governor Schwarzenegger Sells Junk Food In Political Ads for Corporate Donors
Consumer Group Calls For Ads' Removal, Gov. To Re-Pay State
See the ad: www.joinarnold.com
Sunday, May 29, 2005
Mr. Bush: Yes, that's true (insert nickname).
Me: Does that mean that you'll instruct Vice-President Cheney to turn over all the documents relating to his Energy Commission because executive privilege is not mentioned anywhere in the Constitution?
Friday, May 27, 2005
Enter the 44 men who have experienced blindness which may or may not be related to their taking Viagra. Every single news show, including NewsHour, ran a story about this unproven link which included interviews with doctors and others.
Okay 44 cases of blindness which might have been caused by taking Viagra or might have happened anyway. 22 million men have taken Viagra according the news reports. Let's see, that's 44/22,000,000.00 or some % which is too small for my calculator to compute.
Hold the presses. Ibuprofen linked to indigestion.
Caveat: 38 had taken Viagra, and the balance took one of the others.
Retread of an old joke. One may surmise some takers of Viagra are without partners.
He talks about reform, but takes money from corporate interests then places their products in his ads. The other "actors" in this ad are obviously selected to represent diversity of age, race, and gender. It's all about image not reality, as usual.
Thursday, May 26, 2005
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
A little research revealed that the products were from companies which made large donations to Ahnuld. I forwarded my concerns to www.arnoldwatch.org and they had this to say today.
ArnoldWatch Web Log: - May 24, 2005 - 12:45 PM
Arrowhead's Water Boyby: Carmen Balber
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An eagle-eyed ArnoldWatch tipster discovered some subliminal messaging in the Gov's latest TV ad blitz. Well, he didn't need 20-20 vision to catch this one.The ad features Arnold in a lunchroom talking to a table-full of attentive Californians. Pepsi-Cola, Arrowhead Water and Dr. Pepper are given prominent placement next to the Gov. -- for 1/3 of the 30-second ad. If you've ever eaten a snack chip, you'll likely recognize Ruffles, Sun Chips and Cheetos in the background. And a SoBe Beverage makes a cameo appearance.
Pepsi-Cola (which just happens to own SoBe, Sun Chips, Ruffles and Cheetos) has given the Gov's campaign committees $30,000. Joe Weller, Chairman & CEO of Arrowhead's parent company, Nestle USA, gave the maximum $21,200 to Arnold's re-election committee.
We've all read reports of the advance teams that precede Arnold everywhere he goes, and make sure everything from the Boeing jet to the American flag-waving baby are in the correct position. Would California's king of celluloid let an inch of screen or a second of a shot be wasted?
If there's product placement in an Arnold ad, it's planned.ArnoldWatch has already taken the Gov to task for guest appearances he seems to make at the behest of donors (Click here and here to see past weblogs)
Even if Arnold thinks its okay to "sell" California, he shouldn't sell Californians out by using his office to hawk junk food or even bottled water. Campaign donors are not supposed to get anything in return, right?
Well, Arrowhead's waterboy should come clean about these product placements and stop the marketing madness. A Governor who says he wants to get junk foods out of the schools should be willing to take them out of his political ads. [end]
Seems to me that the placement of products in a widely aired political ad has commercial value to the manufacturers of those products. If the selection of which product to be "featured" is based on political contributions, then this is just another form of payback.
If this isn't illegal, it should be. There's no doubt that it totally undermines Arnold's claims about special interest influence.
I've also noticed that these ads run many times during the local and national news. Makes me wonder whether such purchases of air time are an attempt to influence the reporting done by these news organizations.
Friday, May 20, 2005
Friday, May 13, 2005
If something important happens, or if I get an uncontrollable urge, or some sort of inspiration comes to me, I'll post accordingly.
Where's the outrage when Junior does exactly what Clinton did? Oh, never mind.
Thursday, May 12, 2005
It's not as if he needed to sign emergency legislation at the behest of Tom DeLay. Let him enjoy his bike ride. It always invigorates him for the video game sessions.
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
MR. RUSSERT: Mr. Black gave you specific instructions on what he wanted you to bring home.
MR. SCHROEN: That's true. He did ask that once we got bin Laden and killed him, that we send his head back in a cardboard box on dry ice so that he could take it down and show the president.
MR. RUSSERT: Where would you find the dry ice in Afghanistan?
MR. SCHROEN: That's what I mentioned to him. I said, "Cofer, I think that I can come up with pikes to put the heads of the lieutenants on," which is the second part of what he wanted done. "Dry ice, we'll have to improvise."
MR. RUSSERT: What kind of box would you use? Perhaps one of those waxed boxes that are used for shipping broccoli?
MR. SCHROEN: Like I said, we’d have to improvise.
MR. RUSSERT: What would you use to severe the head. A bayonet? A sword? A straight edge razor? GWB’s chain saw?
MR. SCHROEN: Those details had yet to be worked out.
MR. RUSSERT: So how exactly would you ship the severed head? Military transport? U.S. Mail? FedEx? FedEx is a big Bush supporter. I’d bet they’d done it for free or at least a considerable discount.
MR. SCHROEN: Probably by courier, but you raise a good point about FedEx.
MR. RUSSERT: Do you think President Bush would have the head mounted and hung next to Saddam’s gun?
MR. SCHROEN: Really, that would be pure speculation since we shifted our resources to Iraq because they were threatening us and the region with a specter of WMD.
MR. RUSSERT: So, back to the severed head. Would you comb its hair before packing it away?
WHERE WOULD FIND DRY ICE IN AFGHANISTAN? That’s what you want to know after someone just said they were told to behead OBL and have his head sent back as a trophy to show George W. Bush? Where you’ll find the dry ice! This has got to be one of the stupidest questions I’ve ever heard uttered on a national news show.
Andover Prep, Yale & Harvard can hardly prepare one for the rigors of ranch life or the ability to speak your native language.
Bizarre Sex Habits of The Extreme Right-Wing
Last night, anti-abortion extremist Neal Horsley was a guest on The Alan Colmes Show, a FOX News radio program. The topic was an interesting one - whether or not an internet service provider should allow Horsley to post the names of abortion doctors on his website. Horsley does that as a way of targeting them and one doctor has been killed. In the course of the interview, however, Colmes asked Horsley about his background, including a statement that he had admitted to engaging in homosexual and bestiality sex.
Coming up next, Mr. Ed sounds off about his experiences in Crawford.
Monday, May 09, 2005
Sunday, May 08, 2005
Making the tough decisions can sure tucker a faux-cowboy out. That's why I'm in bed by 9:00, not because Laura's Stepford act is starting to wear a little thin.
We don't care if GWB is a serial liar, that he lied us into war, that a gay, male hooker visited his residence over 200 times. At least he's not Clinton!
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Rump Rangers are those gay, male hookers, who, despite having no appreciable journalism skills or experience, get daily access to White House pressing briefings and Presidential News Conferences, can apparently come and go as they please in and out of the White House even when there are no "press" functions, and whose access should be questioned by anyone practicing real journalism.
May 7, 9:23 AM (ET)
By CHRISTINA ALMEIDA
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid called President Bush "a loser" during a civics discussion with a group of teenagers at a high school on Friday.
"The man's father is a wonderful human being," Reid, D-Nev., told students at Del Sol High School when asked about the president's policies. "I think this guy is a loser."
Shortly after the event Reid called the White House to apologize, his spokeswoman Tessa Hafen said. Reid spoke with Bush adviser Karl Rove, asking him to convey the apology to Bush, who was traveling in Europe.
What Reid should do now is apologize for saying “The man’s father is a wonderful human being.”
Saturday, May 07, 2005
I pick and choose the Commandments I will follow just like I pick and choose which part of the Bill of Rights I'll follow.
Thursday, May 05, 2005
The event, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lodi All-Veterans Plaza outside Lodi City Hall, is being held in conjunction with the National Day of Prayer.
The event will feature a host of pastors praying on behalf of President Bush, Congress, the judiciary, troops, San Joaquin County Supervisor Jack Sieglock, Assemblyman Alan Nakanishi, R-Lodi, State Sen. Chuck Poochigian, R-Fresno, Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy, the Lodi City Council, Lodi Unified School District and Lodi pastors.
Nakanishi, Sieglock and representatives from Pombo's and Poochigian's offices are expected to attend. City Manager Blair King and Police Chief Jerry Adams have confirmed their attendance as well. Other dignitaries may attend as well.
Residents are encouraged to dress in patriotic clothing and bring American flags, banners, signs, balloons, chairs and a blanket or wrap.
Unrelated to the prayer rally, St. Peter Lutheran Church will host an all-day prayer vigil to observe the National Day of Prayer. The sanctuary will be open to the community from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The church is located at Lower Sacramento Road and Oxford Way. [end]
This was printed as a "news" article on the second page of the Lodi News-Sentinel. Apparently, the movement is growing to establish a theocracy influenced plutocracy for America.
It should be called the "I pray for corrupt liars who send people to war under false pretenses rally," but I don't think my suggestion will catch on.
Anyway, this trend is getting scarier every day as those who want to impose their religious beliefs on the rest of us grow ever closer to the immoral hypocrites who have a stangle hold on our government.
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
By Billy House, The Arizona Republic
WASHINGTON — Pat Tillman died while leading a team of Army Rangers up a remote southeastern Afghan hill to knock out enemy fire that had pinned down other American soldiers, the Army said Friday.
Report: Army Sat On Tillman Info
(CBS/AP) Army officials knew within days of Pat Tillman’s death that the former NFL player had been killed by fellow Rangers during a patrol in Afghanistan but did not inform his family and the public for weeks, The Washington Post reported.
As with the Jessica Lynch saga, facts learned subsequently are in conflict with the initial reporting of the events. Is this a purposeful disinformation campaign directed at the American public. These reports don't make themselves up; somebody, somewhere is putting the lies into the stream of information.
Just when we need a hero, we get one. Just when we need some proof to support some other contention, it appears in serrendipitous fashion.
The last five years have exposed image creation on a Hollywood scale, massive propaganda and disinformation efforts, and the willingness of elected government officials to lie in our faces.
No wonder I don't believe much of what they say.
Please note: I respect Pat Tillman's sacrifice for our country. This is not to diminish that sacrifice but I think the willingness of this administraion to use his death to further their own corrupt agenda is an insult to Pat Tillman and his family, as well as the American people.
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Media Blackout Continues: We know every salacious detail of Clinton's relationship with Monica Lewinsky which were revealed solely to embarass a sitting President. Yet, with the obvious comedic potential of a gay male hooker repeatedly entering the White House, sometimes through the back door, late night comedians have thrown up a "cone of silence." Have they been threatened? One has to wonder exactly what sort of pressure is being applied to keep this out of their monologues.
Monday, May 02, 2005
It was reported today that the horse in question was endowed in a similar fashion to Jeff Gannon, 8 inches. But, unlike Jeff, the horse was uncut.
This should put to rest once and for all the rumors that George is afraid of horses and we can expect him to be going bareback some time in the near future. Laura did not elaborate on whatever happened to the "milk."
Sunday, May 01, 2005
But anyway, George Will must be smoking crack. We know he’s a sell-out like so many others of the pundit elite, but I could hardly believe my ears when he uttered this nonsense.
He said, “George Bush’s normally impeccable instincts...”
Like when his instincts told him that the California Energy Crisis was the result of market forces and not a planned rape of California ratepayers.
Like when his instincts told him that the “intelligence” he was getting was not a “slam dunk.”
Like when his instincts told him that Saddam Hussein had stockpiles upon stockpiles of WMD’s.
Like when his instincts told him to ignore all the warnings about an upcoming attack on the United States.
Like when his instincts told him that 9/11 would be a good day to be out of D.C. and even better day to read “My Pet Goat” while America was under attack.
Like when his instincts told him that Paul Bremer would not completely FUBAR the Iraq Provisional Authority.
Like when his instincts told him that the information provided by Ahmed Chalabi was a bit less than accurate.
Like when his instincts told him he could commit a classic case of insider trading with the sale of his Harkin Oil stock and suffer no legal consequences.
Like when his instincts told him he could just not show up during his commitment to the Texas Air National Guard and suffer no legal or political consequences.
Like his instincts told him that a Missile Defense Shield would not be a huge monetary sinkhole.
Like his instincts told him that Jeff Gannon/Jim Guckert should be called upon to ask a question at a press conference because he was a "real" journalist and not a gay, male hooker who visited the White House 200 times, many of which when there was no press briefing.
Like his instincts told him who within his administration committed treason by blowing the cover of a deep-cover CIA operative in an act of political revenge.
Like his instincts told him that "over-zealous" staffers were violating the First Amendment rights of American citizens in order to stifle protected speech by eliminating dissent.
Well, you get my point.
And as for Laura Bush and her standup comedy routine. Ha Ha, America, your President is a dolt who does not read, bought a ranch for appearances before the election, goes to bed early forcing Laura to find sexual release at Chippendales. And by the way, went to Andover Prep School, and Yale and Harvard, yet can barely communicate in his native tongue. Ha Ha. I don’t really see the humor.