Monthly Archives: January 2006
She died peacefully in her sleep. She was 78 this woman that carried MLK’s torch after he was slain. She married him in 1953 and I’m thinking she really didnt know what she was getting into. Perhaps she did, but in any case…she did him proud to the end. When MLK was asassinated in 1968, she was left to raise four children and fight for his causes he loved so dearly. She fought for over a decade to have his birthday declared a national holiday. She in 1969, founded the multimillion-dollar Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change.
If you believe in the here-after as I do..she’s with him now and forever more.
Alito will be confirmed tomorrow. The Dems and Progressives refused to support a filibuster.
The lone Repub voting against Alito from an MSNBC article :Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island. He refused to support the filibuster but stated he would vote against Alito’s confirmation tomorrow.
Progressive voters need to remember who refused to support the filibuster when they are in the voting booth.
The boyz in Cheney’s office were the pricks and dicks. They pushed for the spying on American citizens according to a Newsweek article to publish this week. The whole sordid mess can be read here. The article is entitled: Palace Revolt. Very appropriate dont you think?
The legal minds fighting for truth and justice were appointees, not career feds according to the article. Two names are highlighted: former assistant Attorney General Jack Goldsmith, who left in 2004 and James Comey, deputy Attorny General, who resigned last summer. Both men have gone back into private life and refuse to discuss what took place behind closed doors. Both men shun the press. The information has been gathered from people still working in the Whitehouse apparently, but of course they speak from behind a cloak of secrecy, ever fearful of retribution by the Shrub..or worse..Cheney and his goon David Addington.
These men also fought against torturing prisoners. But to no avail..
Comey btw..is the one that appointed Patrick Fitzgerald…ain’t that a hoot!
I highly suggest reading the entire article..it gives insight to the internal back-biting and fighting between the AG’s office, the DOJ, the Office of Legal Counsel and Cheney’s main henchman David Addington.
Addington comes off as the Prick he really is. The Shrub gives nicknames to these men that are sad and disgusting. READ IT! You wont be bored sportsfans..take it from me.
I was watching the CBS News the evening this was done. I was shocked and depressed that people would be so stupid to buy into Bush’s ram-rodding his right to spy on American citizens down our throats. I was amazed at over 50% of the “people” polled agreed it was ok for the Shrub to spy on us. I even blogged about it..and posted the numbers in my comments on other bloggers sites.
Now this comes out..Media Matters is a great organization, I have their “headline” box on my sidebar. They dont choose sides they just report the facts..or in this case, facts left out to skew the results..and the affect it has on the Public at large. John Roberts picked certain pieces of a CBS/NY Times Poll that backed his position up..showing We arent really so pissed off about the spying going on…..NOT!
If you read the entire POLL, you will see that when the words “fight terrorism,” are removed from the question being asked the results are far from a victory for the Shrub and his cronies as Robert’s led us to believe on TV that night. A direct quote from the Media Matters article: “Further, as the poll documents, “When the specific reason for the wiretapping — to reduce the threat of terrorism” — is omitted from the question, the number of Americans who approve of this action drops by 7 points” to 46-percent approval, with 50-percent disapproval.”
I mean..if you think your neighbors think its ok for The Shrub to spy..why should you be bitching about it right? People follow the herd..not all but alot of them do. The American public in general doesnt have a clue about what is going on in Washington. They rely on others to fill them in, tell them the truth and they get it all in soundbites like John Robert’s thursday night. People too busy working 10 hour days, raising a family, worrying about the mortgage..they rely on assholes like John Roberts to tell them the truth and not color it with opinions and lies and half-truths..a half-truth is a lie of omission..plain and simple.
Bullshit..pure unadulterated BULLSHIT…but it happens every day on every news show..believe it sportsfans..I am not lying to ya..but they are. Roberts is just the latest to get his dick slammed in the door.
Sickening ain’t it? People will not blink a fucking eye whilst screwing the people who survived Katrina and the taxpayers. This one is out of New Orleans, thankfully NOT Bakersfield this time. Two FEMA workers were paid 10K each to look the other way and allow a contractor,hired to feed victims,to submit grossly exaggerated claims about the amount of people that were fed. They were going to get $2500 a week from this piece of bat guano each week. Sorry bout your luck Andrew Rose and Loyd Hollman, both of Colorado..couldnt happen to a couple of nicer guys..ya fucktards.
Link to the NY Times article is here.