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Archive for May, 2006

Whats our motto on TTP?

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Thats right, it’s this:

If you have to lie to make your point, you don’t have a point to make.

Read this and watch how our “SCLM” is attempting to paint Harry Reid as corrupt for taking boxing tickets- and then voting AGAINST those who gave them to him.

Oh, you didn’t know he voted against them? Wonder why not? Probably because the AP lied by omission about it.

Purdy!

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

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So, what did you do on Memorial Day?

Wanna get scared?

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

An inability to protect its citizens. The belief that it is above the law. A lack of democracy. Three defining characteristics of the ‘failed state’. And that, says Noam Chomsky, is exactly what the US is becoming. In an exclusive extract from his devastating new book, America’s leading thinker explains how his country lost its way.

Scary stuff…continue with Noam Chomsky’s Why it’s over for America

What? Our leader, a liar?

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Who woulda thunk it?

Bush ‘planted fake news stories on American TV’

By Andrew Buncombe in Washington

05/29/06 “The Independent” — — Federal authorities are actively investigating dozens of American television stations for broadcasting items produced by the Bush administration and major corporations, and passing them off as normal news. Some of the fake news segments talked up success in the war in Iraq, or promoted the companies’ products.

Investigators from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are seeking information about stations across the country after a report produced by a campaign group detailed the extraordinary extent of the use of such items.

The report, by the non-profit group Centre for Media and Democracy, found that over a 10-month period at least 77 television stations were making use of the faux news broadcasts, known as Video News Releases (VNRs). Not one told viewers who had produced the items.

We’re what?

Friday, May 26th, 2006

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We’re WHAT? You mean that stuff was legal?

Ah, what a happy day. Thank you Myra for the memories…

“it’s a long way to drive to get lied to”

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Interesting account of one newsmans encounter with Kindasleazy:

Randolph T. Holhut: ‘My twenty-five minutes with Condoleezza Rice

Uh oh

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Don’t think King George and the Poodle will like this:

War legality advice to be disclosed
Press Association
Thursday May 25, 2006 12:58 PM

The Attorney General’s office has been ordered to disclose information leading to his advice on the legality of invading Iraq in 2003.

Information Commissioner Richard Thomas upheld requests for an explanation of Lord Goldsmith’s statement to Parliament on March 17 in that year.

In a letter to the Legal Secretariat to the Law Officers, Mr Thomas said the Attorney General’s confidential advice to the Government, on March 7, had been “significantly more equivocal in nature”.

He added: “There is a public interest in establishing the extent to which published statements are consistent with fuller advice that had been given.”

Won’t be anyone left to run the place…

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Once they get finished impeaching them all:

Hastert, ABC spar over investigation report

House Speaker Dennis Hastert is demanding a “full retraction” of an ABC News report that he is being investigated in connection with the Jack Abramoff corruption probe.

Sound familar? Sounds a lot like the bleatings of a dying Delay, claiming the charges had no merit. Before he resigned because of them.

Hasert is third in line in the order of succession, btw.

Second? Why that would be Dick “We have to remind you, you’re under oath” Cheney:

Court filing: Cheney may be witness in Libby trial

— The special counsel prosecuting former White House aide Lewis Libby indicated in court documents filed Wednesday that Libby’s former boss, Vice President Dick Cheney, could be called as a witness in his upcoming trial.

Wonder what some people will do when all their get tough heroes are finally revealed to be grubby little crooks, at best?

Lies? We got your lies right here.

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

When you’re behind some minivan still displaying a W sticker, ponder what the empty little head of the driver is filled with. Amazing “facts” such as this:

As the debate over illegal immigration in our nation continues on its course, Republicans in Congress remain committed to securing our nation’s borders and enforcing our nation’s laws.

Uh huh. Really, can’t even make a snarky comment on that.

Republicans firmly believe working Americans should be able to keep more of the money they earn. It’s one of our fundamental differences with Democrats. Maybe that’s why the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts were enacted with wide Republican majorities in the House and Senate. As a result of that historic tax relief, a record number of taxpayers received generous tax refunds on their 2003 tax returns, the average of which was almost $2,100.

If by average you mean, lets take the millionaires 41K refund and compare it to the say, $150 a typical, middle class taxpayer got, sure.

Republicans in Congress are committed to honoring our men and women in uniform–past and present. And Republican reforms have bettered the situation of our nation’s veterans, dramatically increased funding for veterans’ programs, and ensured our veterans receive the benefits they are owed.

Oh, like not funding treatment for DU or Agent Orange related illness, cutting benefits and requiring larger co-pays, not to mention sending mentally ill troops back into the field because you can’t recruit enough idiots for your little wargames? You’re committed alright.

More incredible lies and puffery at the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Where’s my weird quote, you say?

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

You don’t cut up the sausage Foreman, you just eat it.

True that.