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That big bad world… and then Blahgs and blog issues… (UPDATES :: WHUPDATES :: Whiner Whipdate) 21 June 2007

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the above map is from left i on the news, a spectacular blog that Madman often sends me links to.  left i linked back, as well, to the larger map version.

Robert Sheer (via TO) has a piece up on Hamas:

The Palestinian movement was then led by puppets of Nasser and was secular in focus. It remained so, after being invigorated by the late Yasser Arafat, who gave the Palestinians their first serious and independent political identification. But as Arafat wasted his credibility in futile jockeying with Israel (mostly while in exile), corruption came to dominate his movement.

    By contrast, the religious zealots who later formed the Hamas organization were more focused on spiritual probity and tended far more closely to the needs of their impoverished brethren in Gaza and the West Bank. As with Hezbollah in Lebanon – and that other Iranian-backed Islamist movement, the Shiites who now control Iraq – the religious movements, both Shiite- and Sunni-based, cornered the market on purity of purpose as opposed to rank opportunism. That is precisely why these fiercely anti-Western movements have been able to turn the favorite fig leaf of U.S. neocolonialism, the slogans of democracy and elections, against the United States by winning popular elections.

    While the American mass media tend to join the Bush administration in ignoring this unpleasant contradiction, the fact is that the people we brand as the enemy can make a strong claim to having won the election that our President Bush champions.

What irony that the United States and the European Union, both of which cut off aid to the Palestinian government in 2006 when Hamas won the election, have now resumed aid to the PLO-dominated government that lost power through the vote.

Oh we always fund who suits us. 

Here little puppet dictator torturer endless line of desert princes, wanna cookie?  Swedish blonde on a triscuit?   Hidden desert oasis stocked with blondes and a lifetime supply of rare, aged cognac?

Not so much irony as bidness as usual, I would say. 

Now it is also too late for the remnants of the PLO to once again unilaterally assert a claim to lead the Palestinians. Sure, the United States, Israel and the EU can throw aid and tax dollars their way, but if the price is that the PLO assist in crushing Hamas, or even sit idly by while Israeli troops reoccupy Gaza, there will be chaos. The only hope is for the funders, including Israel (which has withheld the tax monies paid by the Palestinians from them), to recognize that the Palestinian people need to make their own history.

At this point, that must include Hamas, which it is hoped will be moved, as was the PLO, to accept Israel’s right to exist within borders that permit a viable Palestinian state.

 That last line there from Sheer is belied by the series of maps at the top of this post.  It ain’t viable right now. 

To his credit, possibly the last actual liberal to inhabit the op/ed pages of a national paper, Anthony Lewis, discussed, tho without benefit of maps, the “Bantustan” aspect of the land the Palestinians have been shoved into, in his next to the last column for the NYT… that was years ago, when utter silencio was imposed on this issue… 

Information is starting to trickle out these days, thanks in large part to Jimmy Carter.

Carter, a Nobel Peace Prize winner who was addressing a human rights conference in Ireland, also said the Bush administration’s refusal to accept Hamas’ 2006 election victory was “criminal.”

    Carter said Hamas, besides winning a fair and democratic mandate that should have entitled it to lead the Palestinian government, had proven itself to be far more organized in its political and military showdowns with Abbas’ moderate Fatah movement.

    Hamas fighters routed Fatah in their violent takeover of the Gaza Strip last week. The split prompted Abbas to dissolve the power-sharing government with his rivals in Hamas and set up a Fatah-led administration to govern the West Bank.

    Carter said the consensus of the U.S., Israel and the EU to start funneling aid to Abbas’ new government in the West Bank but continue blocking Hamas in the Gaza Strip represented an “effort to divide Palestinians into two peoples.”

    “All efforts of the international community should be to reconcile the two, but there’s no effort from the outside to bring the two together,” he said.

Oh in my view the west and Israel see it in terms of arms deals.  Death by bullet in armed conflict, a civil fratricide, arms dealers the world over stand up and cheer… many deaths by bullets.  Gun running, a growing business.  Better yet, supply both sides!, fuel it for a long time.

Back to left i on the news, who links to the publication in the NYT and Wapo of two important guest editorials:

This has to be unprecedented. The Washington Post and the New York Times have simultaneously published today op-eds by Ahmed Yousef, the political adviser to Palestinian Prime Minister (the legitimate one) Ismail Haniya, explaining Hamas’ position on recent events. Interestingly, the two are not identical. Read both.

Thru left i, I read this remarkable post at Lenin’s Tomb on our systematic destruction of cities in Iraq:

“When we identify positively an enemy target, we’re going to go ahead and take it out with every means we have available.

I like to remember what Viscount Slim said during the Burma campaign. He said, ‘Use a sledgehammer to crush a walnut.’

And that’s exactly what we will do. We will use force, overwhelming combat power when it’s necessary.” – US Major General Charles H. Swannack Jr.

“the Burma campaign”.  Lovely.  How are you feeling about being an American?  Yesterday, today and tomorrow?  Feel the oncoming rush of a bright and wonderful future? 

I see dust stoms, blood storms and too likely the mushroom cloud, from our own hand.  Who did it first?  Who never has stopped talking about doing it again?

Again, from Lenin’s Tomb:

A new study by over thirty NGOs, including some excellent groups like the Transnational Institute, contains a lengthy section on attacks on cities by the occupiers. It outlines some rules of thumb for destroying a city:

5) massive bombardment: “The Washington Post reported that in Falluja, an “official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, described 12 hours of overnight strikes by American helicopters, fighter-bombers, field artillery and tanks as ‘shaping operations.’

Military commanders use the term as shorthand for battlefield preparation, combat operations specifically intended to remove enemy strong points in advance of an assault.” In the second assault on Falluja, the air strikes began on October 15, the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, and continued for three weeks prior to the assault of November 7.

In Najaf, US Marines bombarded the cemetery near the famous Imam Ali Shrine as well as much of the city center, in a massive attack backed by aircraft and tanks. In Ramadi, US forces carried out intensive bombardment, targeting the city’s power stations, water treatment facilities, and water pipes, leaving many destroyed houses and no civilian services functioning”;

6) conduct a massive urban assault, using sniper fire, and put survivors through violent searches:

“The US military has increasingly relied on snipers to back-up infantry patrols. Commanders portray snipers as a precision method to avoid civilian casualties, but in fact sniper teams often fire at anyone moving in the streets, in gardens or even inside of buildings. Everyone is treated in the besieged cities as an enemy.

 Using night goggles and special high-power scopes, snipers shoot at any moving object, which might be a civilian going out in desperate search for food or water, seeking medical care, escaping a collapsing building, or trying to leave the city. During the siege of Falluja in April 2004, the Guardian reported that US snipers shot an ambulance, an elderly woman carrying a white flag, and an aid worker delivering medical supplies on foot. The UN reported that, in August 2006, snipers in Ramadi shot thirteen civilians who had breached the curfew, killing six and injuring seven in just one district of the city.” ::snip::

I hang my head in shame at my country. And the friends and associates of my country.

The close at Lenin’s Tomb:

We are, if the repeated signals via the news media are serious, about to see what new forms of depravity Israel can inflict on the cities of the tiny Gaza strip. Baquba is already being perforated and burned and razed. Next month it will be a new set of cities transformed into moonscapes. Israel may find itself back in downtown Beirut. Iranian cities may soon cop it from missiles – with nuclear heads, no less (and neither Republican nor Democrat will take such an option ‘off the table’).

Over thirty years of imperialist terror has left Afghanistan in ruins. To the Planet of Slums is being added dozens of mass graves and hollowed out bomb sites. Only the surreally calm Green Zones of the world are safe: but for how long?

Just a few weeks into the Iraq War i saw a small snippet in the NYT, that we had “greatly expanded our foot print in the Horn of Africa”.    My eye is always drawn to the phrase, “Horn of Africa”, as when I was too little to know what it meant, the wood and caned seat, straight back chair at my mother’s desk was always called the ”chair that come ’round the Horn”.

On Monday, this was in the Orlando Sentinal… an opinion piece under the name of Senator Bill Nelson of FL.  I s u p p o s e he is capable of composing sentences, so possibly he did write it.  My other thought is that the mil wrote it for him.   

Blood and remnants of already masticated human flesh (they say newborn babe is quite tender and sweet) is apparent ’round the greedy mouths of the Democrats:

[W]e cannot allow terrorism to fester in parts of Africa because of poverty and anarchy. We have to prevent that continent from becoming a fertile ground for terrorists.

Let us lead the effort to bring peace, security and prosperity to Africa. Earlier this year the administration took a step in the right direction when it announced plans for a new military command solely focused on Africa. The plan is to safeguard our strategic and national-security interests on a continent of increasing economic significance.

Congress must help determine the size and scope of this pioneering effort.

Based on my trip to West Africa and my discussions with Gen. Bantz Craddock, head of our European forces, I believe we need to create an unconventional command for Africa — one not only to combat terrorism, but also to coordinate successful aid efforts; and, to protect humanitarian workers while promoting diplomacy with local leaders. [snip]

Humanitarian aid workers officially advised us, years ago, they did not wish to be seen in the presence of American mil in Afghanistan (oh too right, our clean war, the one the fucking pope sanctioned) for their own safety.. so the above is mouth wash for the general population.  Who persist in remaining functional idiots. 

Medecins sans Frontieres, one of the few NGOs that I will link to or quote, is adamant, if they find themselves referred to or seemingly written about as though they align with any government or military force, they immediately and officially ask that the reference be removed. 

 So this is bullshit from Bill.  All the Bills.  Any care org that accepts this too cosy arrangement is already compromised or soon will be…

But look whom the US public trusts (sorry no link, ooops something substantive that is not linkable, guess what?  Lump it):

Confidence in most institutions drops

by Frank Newport

GALLUP NEWS SERVICE

PRINCETON, NJ — The percentage of Americans with a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in Congress is at 14%, the lowest in Gallup’s history of this measure — and the lowest of any of the 16 institutions tested in this year’s Confidence in Institutions survey. It is also one of the lowest confidence ratings for any institution tested over the last three decades.

Gallup’s annual update on Americans’ confidence in institutions shows that confidence ratings are generally down across the board compared with last year. The public’s confidence ratings in several institutions, including Congress, are now at all-time low points in Gallup’s history of this measure. These low ratings reflect the generally sour mood of the public at this time.

Of the 16 societal institutions tested in Gallup’s 2007 update, Americans express the most confidence in the military. They have the least confidence in HMOs and Congress. Americans have much more confidence in “small” business than in “big” business.

Let’s isolate that last there:

Of the 16 societal institutions tested in Gallup’s 2007 update, Americans express

 the most confidence in the military.

Feel good about America?  Bright, brilliant future dawning?

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On the domestic front and because it should be linked to and linked to and linked to…

moiv’s latest diary

 In early May, Ferguson figured largely in a controversy involving Pastor Wiley Drake, Second Vice-President of the Southern Baptist Convention. The Southern Poverty Law Center reported what some of us had known for years — that since 2003, along with that of his friend Ferguson, Wiley Drake’s signature had been published on the AOG-hosted Declaration of Support for Dr. Slepian’s killer, James Kopp.

This document bears signatures and comments from a number of activists who openly condone or even advocate violence — some of whom, such as Brockhoeft, have acted on and served time for that belief. For a brief time, national attention focused on Drake’s documented association with Ferguson and Bruce Murch, among others.

 Bear in mind as you read it, these are the people with direct access to congress.  Think I am being an extremist?  Think again. 

Pastor Wiley Drake isn’t the only publicly respectable figure who has some questionable connections.

Fr. Frank Pavone — Director of Priests for Life, number 31 among Daily Catholic’s Top 100 Catholics of the 20th Century (ranking above popes, cardinals and at least one saint), and honoree of the Catholic Leadership Institute — was commissioned by the Vatican to found Missionaries of the Gospel of Life, the first religious order solely dedicated to ending abortion and the ability of families to make their own end-of-life decisions.

In addition to campaigning and fundraising for his good friend Randall Terry, the Vatican’s “vicar for life also lends his considerable influence to Flip Benham, with whom he has worked closely for years. In 2005, Pavone accompanied OSA to Colorado, where they made a target of Dr. Warren Hern.

Think of the SCOTUS and the recent language from Kennedy, a Catholic – one of 5 on the court, in the ruling on Gonzales v Carhart. 

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Housekeeping:  

mink swaddling clothes, a layette of gold… other peoples’ sexual plumbing… etc.

From time to time, a lot gets said about me.  I intend, however, to expand on a couple of comments made last Sunday.

Link Link  Link Link to comments from these two Sunday posts:  link link

No one online has met me. No one in my  private life knows I have a political blog, but for a friend of my family in Tennessee, a woman I know and trust implicitely.  One person has spoken to me on the phone, wilfred of LSF.

No one can say to know much about me.  They can speculate but what they say is not, from them, supportable fact.  They draw from my own commentary… and then they become fabulists.  Fabulists are floating free, unmoored.

Before I forget, wealth. 

Lest lunatics contact me for cash donation to their BlogPACs, no. 

I was born in what might be termed, frequently fortunate circumstances.  Nothing more.  My mother worked from about when I was 4.  I’d say in what world, but there is the extremely slight possibility I could be identified thru that.  Sorry, not interested in being like Digby (wasn’t. that. exciting!).

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That substantive issue that so required proof, a blog persona and her polyamory:   check the update to “Well … what did we expect…” 

And once again I recommend the  full exchange between Shanikka, Dr William Harrison, Choice Joyce, and a commenter “megeara”… One benefit of Sunday,  an extremely high number of readers have clicked thru to read that sub thread. 

And I got some hilarious emails regarding Shanikka’s rolling riot of misinformation and accusatory – in fact, imo, racist – comments. 

My favorite ws this one:

Lawd God A’mighty!

Please suggest that I close the windows and turn on the gas … before reading shanikka again. Please. 🙂

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Comments on Sunday were made related to two earlier threads (link, exchange at issue starts at comment # 11,  link, relevant exchange starts at comment # 103) in which Cindy Sheehan’s Memorial weekend diary at Dkos – or carry-over issues – were raised.

 Read it yourself. 

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Next:

 95. BooMan – 17 June 2007[Edit]

Marisacat-How many drugs do you go thru in a given day?

Oh poor Martin *… I really think his less than fortunate forays here (this one was described to me as, live cat dead mouse..several times I suggested he call his atty, poor Martin was in the deep end of the kiddie pool… and remember Martin is not a smart man) are on days he needs to prove (inconclusively) that he has a third leg.  hmmm.  Or he gets a “too helpful” email from one of the Blahger buds.  Martin and his like are so suggestible.  That, suggestion, has been, imo, one of the operational tactics from the Blahger Boyz, both A for Asshole –listers and B for Bullshit –listers.

 I would not be accusing anyone, of anything, if I had recently been picked up by the police in the vicinity of a PA middle school for removing an article of clothing from the body of a child (omigod!  right! the clothing was STOLEN!). 

A child not my own and one whom I do not know.  What a fool. And then, in usual fudging fashion he exposed it at his blog (mostly to acclaim).   I found the whole thing boring…   But someone with much more interest in the incident, sent me these links to PA statutes on trespass and disorderly conduct.  It was sent to me shortly after his comment here, linked to above, on Sunday.

Go for it Martin.  Sorry, I don’t do drugs.  Can you sink lower?  Yeah probably.

* Booman of BMT has posted at his blog that he finds it odd I refer to him as Martin.  Lord luv a dumb man, someone must.  His name is out there, not my doing.  Google “Martin Longman” and see for yourself.  I have said that “Booman” sounds like the nickname for a child, a 3 year old still in diapers and dragging around in a soiled pair.

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Last, why did I close the blog and close threads?  I sense heavy panting out there. 

Here is the reason:  I keep a public blog with threads.  Once I shut it, fully, I was no longer public property, available for certain people to piss on me. 

Exactly that.  And, knock yourselves out if anyone is still in a fog, links above.

When will I re-open threads?  To be determined.

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And, not related to Sunday… but this link belongs down in this area… do quickly hie over to one of the  “pre-eminent anti-kos blogs in the blogosphere”. 

And start laughing:

In point of fact, if anyone had been paying attention, they would have noticed that when I stood on the precipice of the possibility of real fame or notoriety, back when the Washington Post article about me came out and I did the guest spot on Fox News television and appeared regularly on Fox News radio — and, unbeknownst to many, being approached by various other entities, including a few campaigns — I withdrew from that precipice.

 Oh hon.  Take it easy.  Poor girl.

On related matters, for anyone who did not know, TownHouse google group is up and running.  They streamed in here Sunday and Monday.

So cute.  They too should take it easy.  8)

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UPDATE, 10:20 pm

When I hear the words non-profit or foundation, and then the poor or poverty or hunger (oh that would Bono in the papal mitre with the 500 dollar sunglasses, who is he kidding?!), I open the windows and get out a heavy duty cleanser. 

‘Cuz there is fall out coming and it will be dirty.  Absconded monies, hidden accounts, fat paychecks, all around subterfuge and lying… and the poor just go on.

Stuff hs swirled around for weeks about Edwards foundation for poverty issues.  It fucking stank from minute one. He never cared before, why now? (If you bought that simple syrup sludge called Two Americas, slap yourself awake, now.)

NYT:

While Mr. Edwards said the organization’s purpose was

 “making the eradication of poverty the cause of this generation,”

its federal filings say it financed

“retreats and seminars”

with foreign policy experts on Iraq and national security issues. Unlike the scholarship charity, donations to it were not tax deductible, and, significantly, it did not have to disclose its donors — as political action committees and other political fund-raising vehicles do — and there were no limits on the size of individual donations.

Nattering on about haircuts is the taunt while they compile this sort of thing…

But it was his use of a tax-exempt organization to finance his travel and employ people connected to his past and current campaigns that went beyond what most other prospective candidates have done before pursuing national office. And according to experts on nonprofit foundations, Mr. Edwards pushed at the boundaries of how far such organizations can venture into the political realm. Such entities, which are regulated under Section 501C-4 of the tax code, can engage in advocacy but cannot make partisan political activities their primary purpose without risking loss of their tax-exempt status.

Remember, worth 37 million.  They let the DC house sit on the market for almost two years, refusing to lower the price, iirc it sold for over 5 million.

Because the organization is not required to disclose its donors — and the campaign declined to do so — it is not clear whether those who gave money to it did so understanding that they were supporting Mr. Edwards’s political viability as much or more than they were giving money to combat poverty.

The money paid Mr. Edwards’s expenses while he walked picket lines and met with Wall Street executives. He gave speeches, hired consultants, attacked the Bush administration and developed an online following. He led minimum-wage initiatives in five states, went frequently to Iowa, and appeared on television programs. He traveled to China, India, Brussels, Uganda and Russia, and met with Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain and his likely successor, Gordon Brown, at 10 Downing Street.

Busy bee boy.  So important to meet with Blair and be paid to go thither and yon…

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In other news, those simple boyz and girlz on the TH list… can’t they hold on to their emails?… seems they are, or someone is, a tad tetched that MSOC called them, with “a tremor of genuine horror” in her voice (sugar plum fairies and gold statuettes swam in her head),

Republicans.

Marie told that to DHinMI in summer of ’04.  I still remember the monikers that chased after her, from thread to thread, taking the part of the thugs.

Of course they are fucking asshole conservatives and reactionaries.  Who did you see win in 06? 

LIBERALS?  REAL ONES?  The few that did were never discussed on the Blahgs.  Oh McNerney, that was ass cover.

Rahm and BillPillHIll and Chuck are building a conservative coalition of Bloooooooo Dogs and New Dems to align with Republicans.

We will never get a breath of air, again.

It was a line up of Bloooooo Dogs (such shock about Patrick Murphy joining the BD coalition).  That mix of schlubs on TH coordinating messaging are not liberals nor progressives. 

They are operatives and aides.

What do you read on the A Asshole Lists and B Bullshit Lists?  Strong liberal / left rhetoric?

Such old news. How many times is writing about TH interesting? Oh, did you think Mother Jones was an independent organisation?  Party organ.

Well silly you. 

I will say it again, they are caging dissent.  Look! See, over there, waaay over there:  the looney bin [Emsock] dissents.

Classic.

The vanguard for Reid, who pulls his pink Everlasts to his sagging man tits (grace a Madman):

Back in 2005, Armstrong set out his own ethics rule of thumb: “What the campus blogethicists don’t understand is that we are at war out here every day on the front lines as partisan Democratic activist bloggers against a Republican machine that uses whatever means it takes to win. So, if it’s not against the law, I don’t want to hear about it, because in the political arena, the first thing that matters in elections and campaigns is winning, with the only accountability being the electioneering laws of Congress.

Only after winning do we have a chance at enacting a progressive agenda.”

Oh right. How could we forget???  It only gets said everyday.  Please note, to the right of the fake lemonade stand with the fake mannequin children, is Rahm, Reid, Chuck, Bill C, etc.

Moulitsas chimed in on Daily Kos:

“Anyone that tries to tell me how to act will get a big middle finger shoved up their face.”

Shoved up their face?

They so wanna be Donald Segretti.

But Donald was smart enough to pass the bar.  And manage to not lose it (suspended for two years), somehow, after Watergate..

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The only thing of any interest is — if you can get past the skin ripper yearning for an Oscar (don’t think so hon) —  on the 3rd page, to the right.  Down near the bottom.  Check the name of the the J Armstrong consulting company. Digital Field Group. 

Not even a web page frontispiece available without password.

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WHUPDATE, 12:11 pm

Just got an email from a reader… that MB is lying on the FP of the lemonade stand…

yeah mannequin “60s guy” is there too.

Are You “Aye” or “Nay” on Congress?

by Meteor Blades

Thu Jun 21, 2007 at 05:15:32 PM PDT

Here are the results of six congressional job approval polls taken so far in June:

Newsweek (6/18-19): 25% approve; 63% disapprove
Gallup (6/11-14): 24% approve; 71% disapprove
NBC/WSJ (6/08-11): 23% approve; 64% disapprove
Quinnipiac (6/05-11): 23% approve; 66% disapprove
LA Times/Bloomberg (6/07-10): 27% approve; 65% disapprove
FOX News (6/05-6): 29% approve; 55% disapprove
ABC/Washington Post (5/29-6/1): 39% approve; 53% disapprove

Hey guy!  Where is Gallup?  Here at Mcat it is 6 inches UP.

And one inch down… Link to the full Gallup report

by Frank Newport

GALLUP NEWS SERVICE

PRINCETON, NJ — The percentage of Americans with a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in Congress

 is at 14%,

the lowest in Gallup’s history of this measure — and the lowest of any of the 16 institutions tested in this year’s Confidence in Institutions survey. It is also one of the lowest confidence ratings for any institution tested over the last three decades.

They’ll put bullshit in the lemonade and charge you for it:  

AS LONG AS YOU LET THEM.

Oh look! over there, see the skin ripper on the corner, muttering.  She is Left dissent.

Yeah right.

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Whiner Whipdate, 7:56 am, Friday morning in San Francisco

Truly, it must be something I wrote.  Do you think? 

From:  jmelrath
To: marisacat@aol.com
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 11:39:50 +0000
Subject: Pathetic
 

You do nothing but insult people you don’t know all day long, but the minute one of your followers criticizes you, you close your comments on your blog. 

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My guess, and I can’t give this more than a minute or two… what set him off is a mix of pointing the finger at their caging of dissent… and that I bothered with a slapwa at Booman.

Who of course has no original thoughts, ever.  Always suggestible. And poor skin ripper would do anything to dream of sugar plum fairies and gold statuettes. 

Anything.

Don’t like me?  I could hardly be less interested.  Don’t like the blog?  Why do they read it?

Hate me? — rather a strong emotion, but it happens in life.  I don’t “hate” them.  They are just an old entity in the US, Dem party thugs.  I observe them.

Remember tho, if you wish to hate me, get in line.  Behind a load of Dkos rotted flesh. A-Asshole-Lister rotted flesh.  B-Bullshit-Lister rotted flesh.

And you are downwind of their rotted farts.

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UPDATE, 10:56 am – basking in the southern exposure in San Francisco

Poor Mr Melrath:  He has written again.  It will remain unopened and should he try again, will find the AOL account has been [already] blocked to him.

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I don’t want to have opened the “edit” page for nothing [see above] and this is tangentially related to the issues Mr Melrath and his ilk represent:

 the ever narrowing of the national party as it becomes absolutely nothing other than a coalition of moderate R, conservative D and conservative R, but not movement Republicans…

Do drop in and kick the Henneberger op / ed contribution in the NYT (not behind a wall).   

Propaganda, sending a message is what it really is.  Reminding the party, they have conceded to the US Catholic Bishops (and any fucked fundie on a street corner with a flyer) and they damned well better not forget.  She just delivered a job.  Don’t miss the length either… when is the last time you read a two pager on the guest Op/Ed page at the so tired NYT…

Who is her father confessor I wonder – and why so little progeny in her home?  (she lectures, her life gets discussed), as it is all for the Glory of God and Fodder for a Century of War?

Henneberger is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and earned a graduate degree in European Studies from the Catholic University of Louvain in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

Henneberger is married to Bill Turque, an editor at The Washington Post. They live in Maryland with their 8-year-old twins.

In case you, as a liberal supporter of ever expanding rights, thought the party, ANYONE IN IT, gave a flying fuck about you.  All they want is to absorb (they think) Main St Republicans.

We are just seeing the full final colonisation of the D party by Republicans.

Today, in a similarly oblivious way, the leading Democratic presidential contenders are condemning the Supreme Court’s recent decision to uphold a ban on the procedure known as partial-birth abortion. An overwhelming majority of Americans, polls show, support a ban. Legal scholars have underscored the narrowness of the ruling in the partial-birth case, Gonzales v. Carhart, which does not even outlaw all late-term abortions. Yet the leading Democratic candidates, all of whom are lawyers, choose to overstate its impact.

Hillary Clinton called the decision “a dramatic departure from four decades of Supreme Court rulings that … recognized the importance of women’s health.” Barack Obama echoed that it “dramatically departs from previous precedents safeguarding the health of pregnant women.” Though John Edwards was one of only two United States senators who did not cast a vote on the bill in 2003, he, too, found the decision to uphold that law “ill-considered and sweeping,” and “a stark reminder of why Democrats cannot afford to lose the 2008 election.”

Actually, it is a stark reminder of how fully capable they all are of losing it. A Democratic senator I spoke with recently did not see the disconnect between public opinion and the party’s position on Carhart as any reason to worry: “Make no mistake; this is a pro-choice country, period.”

The candidate commentary is GOTV propaganda.  And she knows it.  The party has capitulated.  What little was left, what little there ever was.

THEN she pitches this greasy spit ball as well:

Most people differentiate between a fetus in the early weeks of development and at nearly full term, and draw the line at a procedure that Democratic Senator Pat Moynihan regarded as

infanticide.

hmm.  So tired of not only closeted creeps interfering to suit their pathology, but old dead still closeted bitches still interfering, thru the mouthpiece of a Henneberger..

Truly:   Did Moynihan ever ever ever go home — to his wife?

Earlier in his career in the Senate, Moynihan had expressed his annoyance with the adamantly pro-choice interest groups petitioning him and others on the issue. He complained to them saying,

“you women are ruining the Democratic Party with your insistence on abortion.”[1]

This woman is gone from the party, for just that sentiment above.  And for Obey, “you liberals”.  And for Kerry allowing Dukakis his first night of real sleep since ’88.  Kerry out did that run, in a flash.  For the war vote. 

For lying and pointing fingers at women.

Hey, BOO Them All!  Not just at some quite stupid little in-house parade called Take Back America.

  yes it is in San Francisco, and on public property ... No less!

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