WHY? 15 October 2007Posted by marisacat in 2008 Election, Big Box Blogs, California / Pacific Coast, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, la morte de St Germain Dog - the best the BLAHgers had, U.S. House.
Cindy for Congress [official website, 2 links that follow are at the same site]
Because she will not ever, as long as she lives, be saying this
“If they were poor and they were sleeping on my sidewalk, they would be arrested for loitering, but because they have ‘Impeach Bush’ across their chest, it’s the First Amendment.”
Thre is no whiff of brioche, no sniff of Shepherdess — with Cindy.
Thar she blows – that whiff and sniff, and look closely, with Steny bringing up the rear.
Next year it will be small trained monkeys carrying a Cathedral length train. I have it on good authority the monkeys’ custom suits are being made, as I write, at Versace. Little violet suits, from the softest vicuna, trimmed with South Seas Pearls… sweat shops on the Marianas (Delay gave Nancy the keys) are sewing, fast as they can, the many sets of undies for the monkeys, from China silk.
And of course, there is this little tidbit - Ray McGovern writing at Consortium News [thanks to Madman]:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has admitted knowing for several years about the Bush administration’s eavesdropping on Americans without a court warrant. She said she was briefed on it when she was ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.
But was she told that the illegal surveillance began well before 9/11?
Referring to her briefing in an apologia-sans-apology Washington Post op-ed on Jan. 15, 2006, she wrote: “This is how I came to be informed of President Bush’s authorization for the NSA to conduct certain types of surveillance.”
Demonstrating her unconstitutionally subservient attitude toward the Executive Branch, Pelosi wrote:
“But when the administration notifies Congress in this manner, it is not seeking approval. There is a clear expectation that the information will be shared by no one, including other members of the intelligence committees. As a result, only a few members of Congress were aware of the president’s surveillance program, and they were constrained from discussing it more widely.”
How did the American people react upon learning in December 2005 of this glaring infringement on their Constitutional rights. Most reacted as they have been conditioned to act—out of the old fear-factor shibboleth: “After 9/11/2001, everything changed.”
And I won’t be leaving this part out!
Yes, just as after 2/27/1933, the night of the burning of the German Parliament (Reichstag) in Berlin, everything changed.
As a German attorney there at the time put it:
“What one can blame them [German politicians and populace] for, and what shows their terrible collective weakness of character, is that this settled the matter. With sheepish submissiveness the German people accepted that, as a result of the fire, each one of them lost what little personal freedom and dignity was guaranteed by the Constitution; as though it followed as a necessary consequence. If the Communists burned down the Reichstag, it was perfectly in order that the government took ‘decisive measures.’” [Defying Hitler, A Memoir, by Sebastian Haffner, p. 121]
Dennis Perrin has an interesting and timely post up on John Lennon. Calmez! I am nto especially a Lennon fan, but I can appreciate and even venerate the struggle.
[I] knew about the harassment of Lennon before watching this film, but I didn’t realize how deep this campaign ran. When Lennon used his celebrity and popularity to help spring from jail the radical John Sinclair, the powers-that-be became very concerned about what Lennon would do next.
Unlike Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Angela Davis, or even the Weather Underground, Lennon’s appeal crossed over to apolitical types; and if he could wake them up, or worse, radicalize them, that would be a bad thing for those higher-ups already shaken by the growing opposition to the Vietnam war.
So J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI, in concert with the Nixon White House, began spying on Lennon and Yoko Ono, assembling a fat file on their every movement and personal associations. They weren’t about to let some long-haired dope-smoking limey fag and his Jap wife fuck with their domestic power. This is confirmed in the film by G. Gordon Liddy, who takes pride in that operation which Nixon not only knew about, but obsessed over.
Good post, very political… and this:
They weren’t about to let some long-haired dope-smoking limey fag and his Jap wife fuck with their domestic power.
So classic. And yes, cross over appeal drives the ptb absolutely batshitfuckingcrazy. They feel they cannot control groups that may pop up in support, from either left or right field. Or hell, center field. You never know, the center right libertarian batshit all but Republicans Boyos [and they know who they are] could wake up.
Not likely, but could happen. Not likely tho…..
This is open to comments:
I am going to try to do 2 – 3 “real” posts a week. With or without threads… But will have threads 3 – 4 times a week, of course leaving that thread open til there is a new one…. If I could physically do more, I would. But I intend to continue to post thru the GE election and into the new Congress and Administration, on all the subjects I usually post about…
Last: ”donkeytale” – and his titz – is banned, are banned. He has a lap pool to ply his trade in now and in all his parts and pieces is banned. Personally, I think he is paid astroturf.
Hey, Dkosser/Moon/noom got three diaries out of being asked to lay off for a while. Go for it, donk.