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Friday, March 21, 2008

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Three Bickering Parties?
Hagel: U.S. needs third party
"In the current impasse, an independent candidate for the presidency, or a bipartisan unity ticket ... could be appealing to Americans," Hagel writes
A bipartisan unity ticket is not enough to create a third party. At least one-third of all Republicans and one-third of all Democrats in Congress would have to unite together to create a durable third party. Otherwise you’re wasting time and drawing votes away from the moderate candidate. Unfortunately, a third party will more likely just add another party to the political divisions, instead of being the unifying force they intend. End the partisan bickering – Vote Democratic.
Jeremiah Wright Clinton's Fault
Chicago Tribune Excerpt:
It is about the fact that Wright cursed the United States and blasphemed from the pulpit. It is about the fact that videos of Wright's comments are circulated endlessly on the Internet, no doubt to the delight of Bill and Hillary Clinton. -- John Kass, Tribune writer
No doubt - eh? One way or another, Kass just had to tie the Clintons in on this one.

No matter what Obama said during his speech, there was just no way he could have satisfied the GOP publisher and media base of mainstream America. I'm finally convinced, Obama clearly has the well-educated, independent thinkers and other inherently smart individuals on his side. Just like they been saying all along.

10 Ideas that are changing the world
Of course that doesn’t necessarily mean changing the world for the better.

The Fed - Started The Process All Over again
CNN Money:
Yes, the central bank delivered another big rate cut. But it may also be getting ready to stop cutting rates so it can fight inflation and the weak dollar.
Wait a second. The Fed cutting interest rates is akin to deliberately breaking open a dam and flooding the city to fix the drought. Now they want to start pumping the water out of the basements?

Arctic Icecap Dumped In Janesville, Wisconsin
Yahoo! Excerpt:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The thickest, oldest and toughest sea ice around the North Pole is melting, a bad sign for the future of the Arctic ice cap, NASA satellite data showed on Tuesday.
So THAT”S what was dumped on the mid-west over the past three months. Combine that with the consistent cold without any let-up and I would swear Wisconsin is now the new top of the planet. The ice cap is just being re-distributed around the world though evaporation and precipitation. I'm surprised they haven't dubbed this "climate socialism." Inconvenient Truth No.1 or No.2 - The precursor to the hoax is heavy precipitation.

Zogby Poll:
McCain Bests Both Obama, Clinton in 3-Way General Election Tests.

But how well will McCain do in a 2-way General Election poll?

Where Is Grandpa?

McCain was in the middle-east exercising his strong communication skills on national security by mixing up Shi-ites with Sunni's and Iran with Al-Qaeda.
Time Excerpt:
Asked about his Jordan gaffe, the senator laughed without evident humor. "We all misspeak from time to time and I immediately corrected it," he replied. "Just as Senator Obama said he was looking forward to meeting the president of Canada, we all misspeak from time to time. So we'll just move on."

But how many wars will Clinton or Obama start with episodes of pre-senile dementia? This is no laughing matter. McCain has recently shown the same signs of the confusion, repetition and malaise my grandmother had.

Only 95 Years To Go!

Bush: Iraq War Must Go On

War Is Over - Bring Victorious Troops Home Now

Time Excerpt:
Looking back, Bush said, "Five years into this battle, there is an understandable debate over whether the war was worth fighting ... whether the fight is worth winning ... and whether we can win it. The answers are clear to me: Removing Saddam Hussein from power was the right decision and this is a fight America can and must win."
Apparently, Saddam Hussein is still haunting Bush and denying him his victory.
"The successes we are seeing in Iraq are undeniable, yet some in Washington still call for retreat," the president said. "War critics can no longer credibly argue that we are losing in Iraq, so now they argue the war costs too much. In recent months, we have heard exaggerated estimates of the costs of this war.
George W. Bush and his enablers will never, ever understand that no matter what success or “victories” happen in Iraq, that even if Al-Qaeda disappeared from the face of the Earth, or if Iraq became the 51th state of the union, that this was an aggressive military incursion into a sovereign country innocent of the WMD and terror connections it was accused of, and it’s people and their cultural allies will forever remember this as an invasion and threat to their very existence. It will remain a blemish in American history and fuel opponents of imperialism for decades to come.

Dictator Bush?
Bush Visit Excerpt:
And so those are some of the facts -- and plus it's easy politics. It's easy to go around and hammer away on trade. It's -- and I guess if you're the kind of person that followed polls and focus groups, that's what your tendency to be. I'm the kind of person who doesn't give a darn about polls and focus groups, and I do what I think is right. – George W. Bush, Economic Club Of New York
In America, we call the person who doesn’t give a damn about the opinions and ideas of others, “Mister President.” If someone like say, Hugo Chavez, comes out and says the same “I do what I think is right,” he’s called a hateful and vicious thug dictator.

Cheney's Energy Task Force Going Global

Cheney, Saudi's Talk Free Market Principles

Why is it okay for American capitalists to charge whatever the market will bear for health care services and pharmaceuticals, oftentimes resulting in the confiscation of entire paychecks and life savings? But not okay for Arabs to accept whatever the market will bear for their oil?


Anonymous said...

You're not the only one who thinks McCain is losing his mind. There are many others saying the same. Most have him pegged with Alzheimers or PTSD. But your pre-senile dementia diagnosis is the first I heard, and seems more accurate come to think of it.

His mental condition might sink him no matter what the Democrats do.

Anonymous said...

Fueling opponents of imperialism is not necessarily a bad thing, Louis.

Lou Kaye said...

Well, it is when they slam airplanes into our buildings killing innocent thousands. But, we have to identify what our government is doing IS imperialism first. But, I agree with you completely and oppose imperialism.

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