Open thread

I didn’t see this in time to put it in this week’s Friday Night Multimedia Extravaganza, but here is an interview from NPR”s On the Media with James O’Keefe—you know, that kid who keeps releasing surprising sting videos that later turn out to be misleadingly edited.

At the end of the interview, On the Media has a little editing fun of their own.

Comments

  1. 2

    Delbert spews:

    Or you can watch all 1 hour and 58 minutes and get the same message.

    http://www.theprojectveritas.org/nprjudge

    Both Schillers are gone and Betsy Liley is on suspension. If the video was so “misleadingly edited”, they would have had a strong argument their comments were taken out of context. They didn’t. QED.

  2. 3

    Michael spews:

    @2
    The folks that are gone at NPR are gone because they chose to cave in to pressure and a lying little weasel. Had they stood their ground they’d still be there and the lying little weasel would have had to pack his bags. In the end NPR is far better off without people the folks that chose to cave and in a weird backhanded sort of way, the lying weasel did NPR a favor.

  3. 4

    doggril spews:

    @2 – What a load of horse shit. I suppose you are one of the last people who still believe that Andrew Breitbart’s highly edited video of Shirley Sherrod was also fair and that she deserved to get fired too?

  4. 5

    jcricket spews:

    @4 – Yeah. Shirley is suing Breitbart’s ass. I hope she doesn’t settle out of court.
    I’d LOVE to hear the testimony and evidence. If it goes to court and becomes public record, Breitbart will be toxic waste.

  5. 6

    Michael spews:

    @5
    Breitbart probably wasn’t thinking about the discovery phase of a trial when he put that tape up on the net. He should have been.

  6. 7

    Emily spews:

    @4–I’m thinking that Breitbart will find out that he picked on the wrong lady. Sherrod is intellignet, tenacious and fearless.

  7. 8

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    Had they stood their ground they’d still be there and the lying little weasel would have had to pack his bags.

    I wished they did. Can you see them sputtering before a Congressional hearing? Resigning took all the fun out of spring and summer.

  8. 9

    slingshot spews:

    Obviously the fool @2 didn’t follow his own advice–not uncommom for a right-wing tool.

    And the fool @8 is–well, just that.

  9. 10

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    slingshot calling people fools. HAHAHAHAHAHA

    Using the “words” of rujax… Look in the mirror brotha. A fool (you) will be front and center.

  10. 11

    spews:

    I will be expecting to see liberals protest against Obama’s war against Libya. I’m having trouble finding information on where the anti-war protests will be taking place, however. I’m not sure why. Because I know liberals aren’t hypocrites. They wouldn’t remain silent just because the president committing the acts of war has a D after his name. They wouldn’t do that, right?

  11. 12

    spews:

    Obama’s war against Libya

    Yawwn.. Enforcing a UN mandated no-fly zone in concert with other partners – also sanctioned by the Arab League.

    Didn’t Bush Sr. start that kind of thing against Saddam?

    Silly troll..

  12. 13

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    Wasn’t it Hillary Clinton’s gang who started the Obama Birther Movement?

    In 2011, it may be passé for Hillary to get rid of people by having them disappear. But with Obama there is an easier way that I suspect may, in this age of “civility,” be the femme fatale’s new modus operandi. I have come to conclude, through sources close to Hillary, that she herself may again be working on the so-called “birther” issue, which she first raised during her 2008 presidential campaign. For if Hillary can finally obtain proof positive that President Obama was born in Kenya, and not in Hawaii as he claims, then she will not have to send him on a day trip to Fort Marcy Park to retire him as president. What could be cleaner?

    PuddyEmphasis

    Chris Matthews is a member. I already posted his birth certificate commentary!

  13. 14

    Zotz sez: Teahadists are Koch suckers! spews:

    Jonesing for Bible Study? Here’s a little wacky goodness for your Sunday:

    Pole Dancing for Jesus!

    Fair warning: Secure your coffee (and swallow any you have sipped) before you watch this video!

  14. 16

    spews:

    15 – No because it’s a legitimate internationally sanctioned action not the unilateral whim of an idiot like little Shrub and his evil manipulators: Rumsfeld/Cheney.

  15. 18

    Deathfrogg spews:

    @ 17

    After Colin Powell sat there and flat out LIED to them about our reasons for wanting to. He knew full well, as did Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld etc etc, that the “information” General Powell conveyed to the UN Security council was false, fabricated and deliberately misleading.

    The entire Iraq war was based on a lie. They were perfectly happy to sacrifice the lives of over a million Iraqis, and several thousand American, Dutch and British troops, so their owners at GE, BP, Royal Dutch Shell and Halliburton could extract a trillion or so dollars from the US treasury. It also gave the mercenaries at Blackwater and other companies some up to date combat experience.

    The entire war was a gigantic theft on both ends. And you flag-wavers just gibber and swoon and lick it up like the bunch of raving corporatist sycophants you are.

  16. 19

    spews:

    17 – That’s false. It’s the judgement of Kofi Annan and many others that the invasion was an illegal act that contravened the UN Charter.

    Supposedly the justification was that Iraq posed a “threat” to member states, i.e. the U.S. and the UK. That of course was bullshit.

  17. 20

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    Once again DeadToad is dead in the head. How many times have I had to correct the record of this foolish sheetmetal worker…

    After Colin Powell sat there and flat out LIED to them about our reasons for wanting to. He knew full well, as did Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld etc etc, that the “information” General Powell conveyed to the UN Security council was false, fabricated and deliberately misleading.

    BULLSHITTIUM Alert Start Trek Klaxon Sounds

    Secretary of State Powell (not General as stated on whackjob sites) asked “to explain why they failed to alert him to the unreliability of a key source behind the claims”… waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay after 2003 foolish one. Look up the correct chronology on something other than leftwing kook-aid sites and get ylb’s head outta yo ASS!

  18. 21

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    17 – That’s false. It’s the judgement of Kofi Annan and many others that the invasion was an illegal act that contravened the UN Charter.

    Really chronologically inept ylb?

    Let’s see the first time Kofi Annan said that was Wednesday night September 15, 2004; 1.5 years later. If you remember (well it’s hard without your HA databaze, UN Resolution 1441 said what ylb if Iraq didn’t comply with the UN Security Council’s demands? Huh? Can you find it? Are you capable of thought?

    Chronological arguments aren’t your forte ylb. You are much better sucking up to the SEIU and vomiting what you read on left wing whackoff sites.

  19. 23

    spews:

    20 – Bullshit. The right thing to do was look at the weapons inspector’s reports and vote.

    The invasion had next to NO legitimacy.

    What a threat from that tinpot dicatator Saddam! So threatening we’re out a trillion dollars and feel great about it!

    You are a miserable sycophantic scumbag Puddybud.

  20. 24

    spews:

    Hey Puddybud I bet you still whack off today to that “intelligence” from Curveball. I bet those “mushroom clouds” got you off too back in the day.

  21. 25

    spews:

    Chronological arguments

    Heh. Still going with that chronological bullshit right Puddybud? When you gonna give that up along with “pavlov” and “monomaniacal”?

    Let’s see:

    mylaptop:~$ b hacols -f c -c handle:phrase~puddybud,body:phrase~chronological -C
    +——-+
    | count |
    +——-+
    | 186 |
    +——-+
    1 row in set

    It’s getting a little long in the tooth. It’s about time you came up with a new moronic attack.

  22. 26

    Deathfrogg spews:

    @ Spudds,

    As loathe as I am to try to have a rational discourse with such as yourself, I’ll attempts to illuminate you on the realities of Colin Powell, and his relationship with the Fascists, aka the GOP.

    Let me see if I can get this right. By your own logic, a man, a four star General, with a very long and distinguished career in the United States Army, who came a from rather humble background, who built his entire career as a commissioned officer on the entire precept of US military supremacy and richeousness as the superior example for the rest of the world to follow, didn’t have any knowlege whatsoever on who the primary source of information was coming from? Even after our allies in Germany, Russia, The United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, France, Sweden and Egypt had been publically saying for two years prior to GWB even being elected President, that the source of said information (this “Curveball” character) was a fake, that he was lying, that he was a completely unreliable source of said information? The entire public rationale for going to war in Iraq was based on that one mans testimony in Congress. The propaganda was almost word-for-word.

    Are you really saying that this man, a four star General, had no access whatsoever to the non-official but verifiable sources of cross intelligence? That he was so ignorant, so willfully blase’ about such information that he willfully disregarded it in favor of the lobbying and propaganda efforts in support of a War by the largest military contractors? You accept that?

    A four star General is a political position more than anything else. One does not get to such a position in any military organization anywhere in the world without becoming an expert on the political workings of such an organization. One does not ignore the realities of one intelligence resource in favor of another except to create a specific political outcome, be it right or wrong, for good or bad.


    “Violence can only be concealed by a Lie, and the Lie can only be maintained by Violence. Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle”

    – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    Colin Powell resigned his commission rather than continue to support the Bush AD-ministration in its continued and ongoing efforts to expand the American Corporate Empire, and he refused to publically denounce them, knowing full well that any attempt by himself to “come clean” on the subject would very likely end up with him wearing a pair of cement shoes, or tragically dying in a plane crash while on some Heroic Mission To Serve the American People™. Not to mention destroying any domestic credibility he himself had, career notwithstanding.

    He knew, he knew damn well, as he sat in that chair in front of the UN Security Council, that he was telling a lie, and he knew damn well that the lie only served the purpose of the companies like Halliburton, Bechtel, General Electric and such to extract a lot of money from the US Treasury. The ONLY purpose of such a lie was political and economic, not military. Much of that money went right back into the Politicians pockets in the form of campaign contributions, stock tips and discounts. Much of what went right back into the third-party lobbying and issue-based advertising in support of a War. It could just have easily been Venezuela or Syria or Iran.

    And yet, you brownshirts complain about Trade Unionists supporting candidates for political office.

    The drumbeat for War still goes on, and the propaganda is bought and paid for by the companies that would benefit from such a war. Not the American people, or any real concern for the security of the nation. Those are not even considerations. It is solely about making money. Extracting as much cash out of the US Treasury as possible, without any civilian ever being the wiser. The Stock Market comes first, in all things. Even if half the people have to go hungry and homeless to support it. Even if we have to butcher a million people in some foreign land. There has never been a war, ever in human history, that has occurred without the most influential political body buying off the richest people in the Nation, ever. The inverse of that is also true.

    Colin Powell fully supported that notion, and gave his best performance as a top General Officer that day as he testified to the United Nations.

    He knew that he was lying.

  23. 28

    Deathfrogg spews:

    Nice little compilation of all the lies told, including Colin Powells, in the run up to the Iraq war.

    @ 27

    The Arab league is the biggest whiners in the bunch. They always have been, their entire purpose is to counter anything that would counter the status quo of the tyrants and despots that run the member countries. It’s entire funding structure comes from the Saudi Royal Family, the Kuwaiti Royal Family, the King of Syria, the president of Oman, etc.

    They’re just a propaganda outfit. They have less credibility than Joe Isuzu.

  24. 29

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    @28,

    Watched 10 seconds… Jon Stewart from the Daily Show… A comedian? Give me someone reputable.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  25. 30

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    Colin Powell resigned his commission rather than continue to support the Bush AD-ministration

    Try again DeadToad! Source?

    He knew, he knew damn well, as he sat in that chair in front of the UN Security Council, that he was telling a lie

    Try again DeadToad! Source?

    and he knew damn well that the lie only served the purpose of the companies like Halliburton, Bechtel, General Electric and such to extract a lot of money from the US Treasury.

    Try again DeadToad. Source?

    And yet, you brownshirts complain about Trade Unionists supporting candidates for political office

    Try again DeadToad. Source? Oh BTW, your side are the Nazis. We’re called the Fascists on this blog. Get it right foolish one!

    Colin Powell fully supported that notion, and gave his best performance as a top General Officer that day as he testified to the United Nations.

    Wrong again DeadToad. He was SoS. Get it right. The first Black Secretary of State ever, and he was SoS when a Republican was President!

    The rest of your rant is utter gibberish foolish one!

  26. 31

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    Our allies in Germany, Russia, The United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, France, Sweden

    and others claimed Saddam still had WMD. I placed it on this blog many times. You can ask the stoooooooooooooopid one@25 who loves to chronicle my destruction of his absolutely worthless commentary.

  27. 32

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    What is the chronologically challenged one@24 babbling about mushroom clouds? Oh he must be smoking mushrooms and the cloud of smoke is further impairing his single cell mental processes!

    Wait for it some stooooooooooopid comment will appear from the monomaniacal one. Pavlov calls it!

    HAHAHAHAHA

  28. 34

    Deathfrogg spews:

    @ 29
    In other words, you didn’t watch the video, did you. You chose to just ignore it completely. Nice way to absolve oneself of having any responsibility for actually, um, KNOWING anything?

    Must be nice, hiding your cowardly head in the sand all the time. I guess the whole concept of the word “coward” describes the conservative mind perfectly: Ooohh, that big scary Ay-rab boogeyman is commin to take my wimmin and guns, kick my dog and corrupt my children.

    How does it feel Spudds, living in abject fear and terror all the time? Do you go to sleep at night, caressing that shotgun under your blankies and worrying that you might wake up someday, with that big scary ay-rab moozlim standing over your bed with a scimitar in one hand and a Qu’ran in the other?

    Or is it only you phony “Christians” that dream of someday standing over my bed, with an M-16 in one hand, and a bible in the other? Paranoia runs both ways ya’know. Those demons that haunt you, also reflect your presumptions of how other people think.

    Sigh, arguing with the mentally ill is always such a futile endeavor. I really should find a new way to amuse myself on sunday mornings. But then, what other way could I rationalize sitting in front of the computer smoking weed all day whilst my laundry turns?

  29. 35

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    Receiving my news from a comedian is like accepting your comments as HA gospel. Ain’t gonna happen. Place a reputable liberal MSM source and I’ll look at it. I talked to one of my liberal car pool buds about the number of peeps who accept Jon Stewart as a news source. He was amazed!

    Oh BTW I am no ostrich. If I was one like you are, I would be blogging on Stefan’s blog. I’d rather argue with someone mentally ill with metal on his brain – YOU!

  30. 36

    NPR keeps getting PWN3D spews:

    @12

    what do over a hundred cruise missiles have to do with enforcing a no-fly zone?

    you really are an idiot, but fuck dude, you really took the cake this time.

  31. 37

    spews:

    36 – Maybe they’re aimed at airfields and aircraft. Remember when Saddam buried his jets?

    Fuck dude you’re a dumbass.

    But keep posting. Right wings dumbasses pass for rich entertainment around here.

  32. 38

    NPR keeps getting PWN3D spews:

    @37

    and you keep getting dumber….

    blowing up planes on the ground is also not enforcing a no-fly zone you moron.

    If that were the case, why would anyone bother with keeping their planes on the ground? If you were gonna lose the planes, you may as well do so while fighting back.

    strike two…wanna try for strike three?

  33. 39

    spews:

    to verify his Kofi Annan claim!

    I ignore your moronic orders.. Annan denounced the invasion. Doesn’t matter when he did it although he spoke out about the bloodlust prior to the invasion.

    Bet you can’t wait until the next moronic misadministration warns about Syria or Iran’s “mushroom clouds”. The explosion in the back end of your shorts will be a credit indeed to all those who “stink” right.

  34. 40

    spews:

    38 – LMAO! How can they fly and bomb civilians if they’re blown up to begin with?

    Keep it up dumbass!

  35. 41

    NPR keeps getting PWN3D spews:

    justification to support an already established conclusion – that seems to be the thought process of most(like ylb) here at HA…..perhaps thats why HA is seen as a joke by so many on the outside.

  36. 43

    NPR keeps getting PWN3D spews:

    @40

    you completely miss the point then…strike three, and youre out.

  37. 44

    NPR keeps getting PWN3D spews:

    you realize what a tard you look like ylb? even to other progressives here?

  38. 47

    spews:

    46 – Some disagree with it as some did with Clinton’s actions in the Balkans. But as lives were saved in the Balkans, lives will be saved in Libya. My view on the matter.

    I read the British and French were calling for a no-fly zone two weeks ago. So we’re a bit late if anything.

  39. 48

    spews:

    from the monomaniacal one. Pavlov calls it!

    LMAO! I thought you had “moved on”. I’m disappointed Puddybud. I thought you were talented in the moronic attack department.

    You need new material dude!

  40. 49

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    LMBBAO at this moron ylb.

    Doesn’t matter when he did it although he spoke out about the bloodlust prior to the invasion.

    Oh but yes it does matter foolish moron. You said and I quote “That’s false. It’s the judgement of Kofi Annan and many others that the invasion was an illegal act that contravened the UN Charter.” Chronologically you are incorrect as always. He didn’t say this until 18 months later, not immediately as you inferred above. He had to save face because he became a butt boy for the left like you are each day 24×7.

    And there he goes again writing about mushroom clouds! What does the “person” eat and drink” Psychedelics? Yes he does!

  41. 50

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    you completely miss the point then…strike three, and youre out.

    Typical day with ylb. He always misses the point even when the point is in front of his stubby nose!

  42. 51

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    @48,

    Reacts every time. Just like a ticking clock!

  43. 52

    NPR keeps getting PWN3D spews:

    hmmm……CNN reports that ghaddafi’s personal compound was hit by tomahawk missiles.

    YLB? Do you think his personal compound/tent is housing a bunch of MIG’s????

    you get owned again.

    how long before a “no fly zone(LMFAO)” becomes troops on the ground…

  44. 53

    spews:

    49 – Nope you dope. I said Annan MADE A JUDGEMENT. I never said he made it before the invasion.

    You’re making shit up again you dumbass.

    The “mushroom clouds” were Condi’s words stupid. If she ran for Prez would you vote for her?

  45. 54

    spews:

    52 – lmfao.. There’s no confirmation that Gaddafi’s compound was bombed stupid. That’s just a rumor.

    Keep up the stupid. It’s fun to read.

  46. 55

    spews:

    Ok from CNN:

    Robertson, invited by government officials to see the damage, said early Monday local time that two circular holes in the building may be telltale signs of cruise missiles, although that could not be immediately confirmed.

    Wow I didn’t know cruise missles made such neat holes. Kind of reminds me of the holes in right wing heads.

  47. 56

    spews:

    It’s been a great day. Never thought I’d see right wing dumbasses disparaging military action against Gaddafi.

    All made possible by Obama derangement syndrome.

    Have fun fools!

  48. 57

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    @53 Your comment was in response to this

    The UN Security Council DID sanction and authorize the Iraq war.

    OWNED again… Such a chronological idiot!

  49. 58

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    Oopsie@55… ylb was crack reading his leftwing pinhead sites who had to sanitize the truth before posting. Then he stumbled on CNN.

    OWNED again!

    pffffffffft…. LMBBAO!

  50. 59

    spews:

    57 – Point to the security council meeting that gave the go ahead stupid.

    Bush himself said shortly before the invasion that he didn’t need the U.N.’s blessing.

    Wolfowitz showed no interest in working through the United Nations. Instead, he advocated unilateral action when “collective action cannot be orchestrated.” Bush himself crudely paraphrased this policy tenet in his March 6 press conference: “When it comes to our security, if we need to act we will act, and we really don’t need United Nations approval to do so,” he said. “We really don’t need anybody’s permission.”

    http://www.thirdworldtraveler......adMap.html

  51. 60

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    It’s been a great day. Never thought I’d see left wing dumbasses disparaging military action against Gaddafi.

    Corrected!

    A hard-core group of liberal House Democrats is questioning the constitutionality of U.S. missile strikes against Libya, with one lawmaker raising the prospect of impeachment during a Democratic Caucus conference call on Saturday.

    It should read: A hard-core group of liberal dumbasses is…

    Se ya retard ylb

  52. 61

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    Moron @59,

    Not my assertion tool! Someone else made it. Talk to the hand and write him moronic one!

  53. 62

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    Oh no, one of Obama’s jock straps is pizzed off now…

    FARRAKHAN: “I warn my brother do you let these wicked demons move you in a direction that will absolutely ruin your future with your people in Africa and throughout the world…Why don’t you organize a group of respected Americans and ask for a meeting with Qaddafi, you can’t order him to step down and get out, who the hell do you think you are?

    Louis, Where was your voice when Obama told Hosni Mubarak he had to go? Ooopsie… we forgot, you like Qaddafi!

  54. 65

    Deathfrogg spews:

    Wow, approaching the manic stage of your bipolarism there Spudds? Forget the blue one again this morning? Or did you just chug it down with Four Loko again?

    Noodles almighty, you’re really just fuckin nutz.

  55. 66

    Randoid spews:

    @63 Great. Fire more people! Economies don’t need workers! Who needs competition!

    However, I am shocked that Puddy is off script by objecting to consolidation and monopoly by his corporate masters. He missed the memo that what ever is good for multi national corporations, as a paid shill, he is required to support, so they don’t fire his ass in the coming neo fiefdom.

    This is going into your permanent record.

  56. 67

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    Up yours randoid. What a moronic leftist tool you are. Is that the latest rant from leftist pinko whackoff web sites? I ain’t nobody’s puppet and I’m certainly not paid to blog here. Just because you are a leftist bootlicker don’t project your sorry style on me. I blog here to deliver truth, justice and the capitalist American way!

  57. 69

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    Notice DeadToad can’t refute anything here so he goes to the drug attack! That’s his standard play when he realizes his tepid arguments got iced!

  58. 70

    spews:

    If nothing else, this should settle once and for all the myth that Obama is a Muslim. After all, he is conduction three different wars on Muslim nations.

  59. 71

    spews:

    Poor addled Puddybud and his chickenshit bigot lobotomy pal..

    Flailing against American guns firing at Gaddafi, the old disco and Lockerbie terrorist, because of Obama derangement syndrome.

    Pretty sad, mentally ill, right wing dumbasses I’d say.

  60. 72

    spews:

    Hey Puddybud,

    Thanks for that Politico article:

    U.S. warships fired more than 100 Tomahawk cruise missles on Saturday in a bid to knock out Libya’s air-defense systems, targeting command-and-control and radar units near Tripoli, the Libyan capital, and the city of Misurata, according to Pentagon officials and media reports. French aircraft attacked armored units loyal to Qadhafi around the city of Benghazi after they ignored international calls for a cease-fire.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/s.....z1HC2WAhjP

    Nice response to your dumbass bigot lobotomy pal. I appreciate the assistance.

  61. 73

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    Hey you leftists should remember is was a Clinton campaign volunteer who started the Obama is a mooooslim smear.

    Damn those DUMMOCRAPTS will use race smearing a minority at any cost.

    Watch now the HA leftists will whip out some sill Tea Party crap!

  62. 74

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    Thanks for that Politico article

    You’re welcome. Someone has to expand your reading variety! It’s so sad and so bad.

    Pretty sad, mentally ill, left wing dumbasses I’d say.

    Corrected again… Look at this crew of DUMMOCRAPT Losers

    Reps. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), Donna Edwards (Md.), Mike Capuano (Mass.), Dennis Kucinich (Ohio), Maxine Waters (Calif.), Rob Andrews (N.J.), Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas), Barbara Lee (Calif.) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.)

    I wonder if Maxine Waters still wants to “socialize” dem oil companies?

  63. 75

    spews:

    I always found it funny that Bush so eagerly welcomed Gadhafi back into the international relations fold after Iraq.

    Mustabeen that oil..

  64. 76

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    I always found it funny that Bush so eagerly welcomed Gadhafi back into the international relations fold after Iraq.

    That’s because you are a moron ylb! When Qaddafi gave up his WMD weapons it was a good thing except to a fool such as you ylb.

    Bush Derangement Syndrome
    . Part of your everyday life ylb.

  65. 77

    spews:

    74 – LMAO! I’ve cited Politico many times silly one:

    mylaptop:~$ b links -t ylb -du –summary | grep politico
    | politico | 37 |

    What’s up that “vaulted” bubble memory of yours?

    Irreperably damaged it seems..

  66. 78

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    Who cares ylb@74? Pavlov calls it, that databaze use is right on time. It’s your BDS that stands out!

  67. 79

    spews:

    When Qaddafi gave up his WMD weapons

    LMAO! As if Saddam was such a threat in that department – well worth pissing away a trillion dollars.

    And oil had nothing to do with it… Riiiight..

    What a pathetic salesman you’d make Puddybud. Shit you’ve tried to sell right wing bullshit here for years and you’ve yet to make a sale..

    Keep sellin’ fool.. We’ll keep laughin..

  68. 81

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    Good try ylb but you got OWNED again@76. No sale as cynical would say.

    Bush derangement syndrome…. every day in ylb’s life.

    You can copy my Corrected all the time but everyone knows you are a re-run!

  69. 82

    NPR keeps getting PWN3D spews:

    RE: Libya

    Well, it looks like Reagan’s actions have been proven justified.

    thanks Barry O….

  70. 83

    LD spews:

    And now Obama is getting us into a third war, with no plan as to what the hell he is doing, other than driving up the price of Oil to over $103 a barrel, and which will cause another tanking stock market tommorrow.

    This guy should be running for Mobster of the year in Chicago.

    He has the leadership skills of a Pirate

  71. 84

    spews:

    81 – zzzzzz. So Saddam’s non-existent WMD was worth a trillion dollars but we can’t spare a few cruise missiles to put a documented funder of terrorism and dictator who is bombing his own people into a bloody pulp out of bidness.

    Yet another unsupportable position you’ve boxed yourself into because of your Obama derangement syndrome Puddybud. ODS mental disease for you toolish one, each day, each night – forever.

    Sucks to be you fool.

    83 – zzzzzz If there’s a bigger tool than Puddybud, you’re a prime candidate LD(iot). Who started the first two wars? Are we still fighting in the Balkans?

    Pirate???? LMAO! Who ordered the Seals to save that American hostage’s life being held by the Somali pirates? Poor LD(iot). That day must have sucked for you.

  72. 85

    spews:

    as cynical would say.

    Heh. That old fool skipped the joint. Must be feeling his mortality and preparing to meet his maker. Good f’ing riddance. The grim reaper makes fools of the most sanctimonious of right wing idiots.

    Poor Puddybud. It’s lonely here for you without your tag team partner. Cynical’s gone. I don’t see much of those little hit squaders anymore. They’ve all dumped you to leave you alone with your madness fool. I was a bit surprised at how early you brought Pacman into the game to tag team against Donnageddon. Never a more disgusting display of right wing viciousness I’ve seen.

    Carry on silly. It’s all just entertainment to me.

  73. 86

    Jerian spews:

    @85 That old fool skipped the joint. Must be feeling his mortality and preparing to meet his maker

    He has more important things going on in his life, just like the 99.99 percent of people coming here. You’re the .01 percent, you moron!

  74. 87

    LD spews:

    Another 800 Million in the hole in the messed up Gregoire’s Budget

    5.1 Billion dollars in the red (And Rising by the day)and Unions will not cut in this state.

    And when I watch Gregoire (massive Pers 1 Pension intact) unwilling to take on the budget busting unions.

  75. 88

    EvergreenRailfan spews:

    In Germany, seems Chancellor Merkel’s U-Turns on Nuclear Power has first cost her support, and then changing her position after the reactor accidents in Japan caused by the earthquake, has caused her to gain support. Over the weekend, there was an election for state parliament in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, the Christian Democrats lost support, but are going to hang on, barely, it was not the Social Democrats that gained ground, but the Green Party. Bad news for the Chancellor, is there are 7 state elections in Germany this year, another one next week in Baden-Wurtenberg. Already the CDU lost Hamburg. In Germany, control of the upper house of the Bundestag, is determined by state governments. The ruling party/coalition can’t afford to lose too many state elections. That happened last year, when the CDU-Free Democrats coalition in North Rhine-Westphalia lost, and taking 6 upper-house votes from the Federal Coalition.(It’s the most populous state in Germany).

    http://www.google.com/hostedne.....6980cf.7f1

    http://www.france24.com/en/201.....parliament

    The state election that was yesterday was one where there were no nuclear power plants, next week, it will be in a state with several. Now, Germany has a system that allows for more voices to be heard in their state and Federal governments.

  76. 89

    Puddybud, identifying Zitz and FartAss as De Fools Dey Are spews:

    Never a more disgusting display of left wing viciousness I’ve seen.

    Corrected!

    He has more important things going on in his life, just like the 99.99 percent of people coming here. You’re the .01 percent, you moron!

    Well said about the bottom feeder ylb.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  77. 90

    LD spews:

    Yes Gold is up $15 an ounce and Silver $1.00 an ounce, and you fools still think Obama’s debt and debasing of the dollar doesn’t matter.

    Well I got news for you, include Gasoline (oil up to $103 a barrel and food in your inflation figures, and you morons will have the true inflation numbers.

    Gregoire is finding out day by day how deep her financial hole is, and it serves her right.

    So if the economy is as good as you all seem to think with your blinders on, then how come us millionaires aint spendin s___ in this state?

    It is much easier to remove an idiot from office, then the idiot masses that voted for him.

    The market is in a up/down turmoil, interest rates on investments are zilch, you cannot make a dollar on any investment that isn’t sideways tomorrow, government deficits galore and the Ponzi scheme is about to fail.

    Progressive nothingism

  78. 91

    Deathfrogg spews:

    @ 90

    Well, this is what you voted for in 2000. This is what you voted for in 2010. We tried to tell you. We really did. We said, don’t vote on the capital-cult ticket, those so-called “conservatives” are FLIM-FLAM artists we said. We told you what would happen. We started to see it under Reagan/Bush1, and Bush2. We saw it in spades when Bush2 took office and had a majority “conservative” Congress to help grease the wheels of the speculation machines and the palms of the big financiers. In return, they speculated on the next Congressional term, they glad-handed the politicians with those fat stacks of “campaign contributions” and threatening to withdraw those “contributions” if those politicians didn’t do exactly as they say.

    But it’s all the fault of the Unions isn’t it. Those dirty, pesky, “workers rights” institutions.

    Bush2 practically campaigned on taking the country back to the 1920’s, just like Reagan did. He practically promised us an endless war. He openly campaigned on getting rid of all those pesky market regulations, re-legalizing bucket-house operations, eliminating law enforcement efforts against the criminal speculators, allowing massive increases the level of risk available to the multi-hundred millionaires and the billionaires by totally eliminating their responsibility for the consequences if they failed. They Increased the risk available to the banking corporations they own. They actively looked the other way while those organizations flat out stole their depositors money, used it to speculate on oil and real-estate while openly trading on the inside, and LOSING THE MONEY, all while pocketing hundreds of billions of dollars for themselves, calling that “incentive bonuses” and “transaction fees”, while paying no taxes on that income whatsoever.

    Then they ship the money to their subsidary banks in the Cayman islands, and in Switzerland, and in Monaco and Hong Kong. Thats what “free market” means. THEY CAMPAIGNED ON IT!

    You stupid ignorant misguided fuck.

    But its all good, right? As long as THOSE people make money, it’s perfectly acceptable to you that everyone else goes broke. That everyone else gets hornswoggled out of their houses, and lose their real, working class jobs, while their kids schools are closed, and the Universities are defunded.

    It’s all perfectly acceptable within that unfettered free market, we’re building privately run prisons to make up for it. Lots of them. They’re a good investment. All the Police agency retirement trust funds are heavily invested in them. Those companies are spending tens of millions of dollars on Congress to write the legislation that will keep those prisons full, no matter how many they build.

    We Liberals could see it. We said it out loud. Repeatedly. But, as you call us “socialists” and “anti-free market”, you dismissed our concerns. You sneered at the warnings and threatened the whistle-blowers, you laughed at the pundits and changed the channel back to the FOX capital-cult network.

    The wholesale deregulation of the banks and asset institutions, the wholesale slaughter of policing agencies like the IRS and the SEC over the last 30 years. That is what you voted for when you voted that Conservative, free-market GOP ticket. Then you complain about being robbed? Fuck you. YOU WERE WARNED.

    Now, you have a GOP majority in the House, a deadlock in the Senate, and an entire system cock-blocking the President at every turn. The GOP is actively blocking funding for investigation of the banks and stockbrokers. The Conservatives refuse to allow any investigations of the scam artists on Wall Street.

    You have a massive majority of solid, capital-cultists in both houses of Congress who would do literally anything for that multi-hundred millionaire or billionaire in their respective districts, or in that district of their “good buddy” in Texas or New York or California, and you wonder why YOU are being left out? Are you a billionaire? No? I guess that makes you a dumbass sucker for the capital-cult propaganda doesn’t it. You sucked it down, hook, line and sinker.

    Now that hook is biting in, you’re starting to bleed, and you don’t understand why you can’t shake it loose. You won’t listen to the people who know. You refused to even attempt to look at the history we shoved in your face. Instead, you wrapped yourself in the flag, and thumped on your bibles, and you cheered the mega-capitalists while they were ripping you off. Gibbering and cooing while they diced up your mortgages and sold them piecemeal to the banks in Iceland, Ireland and Greece.

    What the fuck do you think you’ve been voting for? Vote “conservative free-market”, and this is what they deliver. Every time they gain a majority of legislative power.

    Every. Single. Time.

    You reap what you sow, sucker. Eat that shit they’re serving and keep a smile on your face.

    After all, you paid for the service.

  79. 92

    spews:

    86 – Yay! I brought a little hit squader out from under his rock. You’re not supposed to capitalize the first letter of your handle. Did you forget?

    Yawwn.. Cynical balmed the pain of having a black Dem in the White House by pasting Rasmussen 700 times since the inauguration only to find Rasmussen was proved in the tank for the Republicans. He had no life then. He has no life now.

    89 – LOL! There’s the hit squader’s little cheer leader!

    That’s entertainment folks!

  80. 93

    Randoid spews:

    @63. Puddybud: Well this sucks…AT&T plans are garbage!

    @67 Puddybud: I ain’t nobody’s puppet and I’m certainly not paid to blog here.!

    Wow. Really struck a nerve there. Too close for comfort?

    I find it hypocritical that you finally complain about capitalism when it starts to effect you.
    Remember, to be a good serf, you are supposed to be promoting the interests of your corporate masters at all times, not America or the economy or even competition.

  81. 94

    rhp6033 spews:

    Over the past two years, a lot of people have wondered how the Republicans were going to survive considering the obvious inconsistency between their words and their actions. By 2005 it was apparant that their words and their actions didn’t match regarding the Katrina response. About the same time it was clear that their words and their actions didn’t match concerning Iraq. And by the summer of 2008, it was clear that their words and their actions didn’t match concerning the economy. And in the fall of 2008, it was clear that their basic financial ideology didn’t match their actions once their financial interests were in danger.

    The problem is, those of us who expect a political party to have ideological consistency. But the Republicans abandoned ideological consistency a very long time ago – about the time of Goldwater’s defeat. Republicans then adopted a policy of taking care of the ultra rich, and relying upon the ultra rich to take care of them (via political donations, etc.). Everything else was mere cover story to be fed to the multitudes.

    When Bush & Co. showed that their primary goal was to give federal money to the financial movers and shakers in the form of an unrestricted and uncontrolled TARP bailout, everyone saw that the emporer wore no clothes. But after picking themselves up from the floor after their shellacking in the 2008 elections, they decided to declare Bush to not be a “real Republican”, and tried to distance themselves from him – and then go back to business as usual.

  82. 95

    rhp6033 spews:

    Continued…

    Of course, part of going “back to business as usual” is attempting to delay the economic recover by obstructing every bill in Congress through Senate filibuster. It’s not that they really objected to the bills so much, they just wanted Americans to suffer from continued hardship so the Republicans could blame it on Obama. Which they promptly did in 2010, claiming that “jobs” were the real issue, and enough Democrats stayed home in that election to let the Republicans take back control of the House.

    At which point, of course, the Republicans abandoned all attempts to do anything about jobs, and has concentrated on slashing NPR funding, hiring IRS agents to audit people to see how they paid for abortions, etc.

  83. 96

    rhp6033 spews:

    Continuation:

    Which bring us to Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya….

    This one caught the Republicans by surprise. What position do they take? Do they support the dictator’s regimes in the hopes of maintaining stability and low oil prices? Or do they support freedom and democracy in the hopes that will reduce the amount of terrorism wordwide, and conform with our stated foreign policy goals (observed more in the breach than in the practice)?

    Most Republicans, especially those hoping to run for office next year, are saying nothing. They express concern, they condemn Obama for not doeing enough, doing it too early, or doing it too late, but they avoid taking a solid position on whether the U.S. should take military action in Libya, and what type of action, and when. They want to sit back and see how it goes. If Obama’s policies work, they will argue that that’s what they would have done, only earlier, and condemn him for waiting too long. If Obama’s policies backfire, then they will be the first to pile on to argue that he should have done something different.

    But that hasn’t stopped some from trying to take positions, and then reverse them 180 degrees a few days later, and try to argue that they haven’t changed their minds at all.

    So looking for consistency by Republicans here is wasted effort.

  84. 97

    rhp6033 spews:

    Speaking of crazy Republicans:

    Sarah Palin has pretty much said that if she had been on the top of the ticket in 2008, she could have defeated Obama. And she is now comparing the Tea Party to the protests in Egypt and elsewhere.

    When asked what important lessons she learned from the campaign, she talked about public relations and media strategies.

    Apparantly she hasn’t really learned anything yet, other than how to cultivate the cult of celebrity.

    Source: The Hill: Palin: I could have brought change in ’08

    She also declined to say whether she is running for President in 2012. But I’m betting she will. She believes her own publicity too much, loves the adulation she receives from a small percentage of the population, and thinks that with the right media campaign she can get that same adulation from the rest of the nation. Now that she’s made some serious money on Fox News, she thinks she can avoid the financial mis-steps she made earlier, and everything will be fine. Her ambition far outstrips her abilities.

  85. 98

    Deathfrogg spews:

    @ 97

    Vanity. Overtly demonstrative, demanding attention at any cost. Sarah Palin has it in spades. She is the textbook definition of a narcissistic personality disorder. It isn’t what one knows, its how much bullshit one can spread without getting ones hands dirty. The narcissistic personality is almost always coupled with a sociopathic element. The two are similiar, come from the same personality trait of selfishness and greed, both of which are well documented symptoms of severe mental illness.

    Most politicians are extremely vain people, it is their only real strength in a campaign for office. Acumen, practical experience, intelligence, such things are negatives as far as conservatives are concerned. Such things won’t get one elected to office. But pure, unabashed vanity will.

  86. 100

    NPR keeps getting PWN3D spews:

    US and coalition forces now attacking libyan tanks and other armored forces.

    Yep, sure sounds like no-fly zone stuff to me!

    YLB gets punked again.

    Where are all the anti-war protesters now!? strange how they are so silent! what? no marching in the streets??

    ya gotta love the progressive hypocracy….taste like chicken, dont it….

  87. 101

    Dick Caveat spews:

    re 100: …and here I thought that you couldn’t express a nuanced position.

    Don’t you support our ‘troops’? Why are you such a surrender monkey?

  88. 102

    Dick Caveat spews:

    re 100: …and here I thought that you couldn’t express a nuanced position.

    Don’t you support our ‘troops’? Why are you such a surrender monkey? …………..

  89. 104

    No patience for fascists spews:

    @100.Where are all the anti-war protesters now!?
    Gawd you are a stupid serf troll. Are you incapable of a Google search? Why should we listen to anyone who cannot do basic searching.

    Antiwar rallies on the 8th anniversary of America’s invasion of Iraq have transformed into protests against the US-led airstrikes on Libya.
    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/171090.html

    Anti-war protesters arrested near White House

    Some used the rallies to draw attention to the new military action in Libya.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/201.....ar_protest

    Be quiet until you have something of value to say to the adults in the room.

  90. 105

    spews:

    100 – Yawwwwn.. Where were you when Clinton bombed Serbia to halt a genocide? And this was after he stood by and let Rawanda get out of control.

    You were working on being what you are now – a chickenshit right wing butthole apparently.

    Shit back then in Serbia a stray missile hit the Chinese embassy. Oh the horrors of military action!

    Keep trying to pretend to say anything relevant.

  91. 107

    NPR keeps getting PWN3D spews:

    @104

    what? no marching in the streets of Seattle? no burning of the president in effigy?

    did all the progressives suddenly call in sick this time around?

    nice try..but you fail.

  92. 108

    NPR keeps getting PWN3D spews:

    ahhh yes, the little clam-skinned YLB tenderhands.

    Dude, get this: YOU are THE WEAK. you are weak physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thats how you are. THE WEAK.

    Funny – where is all the Reagan bashing now when it comes to the good colonel in Libya?

    Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh….crickets……..

    Now, before all you dipshits jump on the “lets get the colonel” crusade – you better start fucking asking yourselves where this is all gonna end up….do you think ob-idiot has a clue? Hell no, he is busy in fucking the wife in Brazil. You ready for troops in Tripoli? You ready for the crazies that take over after the colonel is gone? Better buckle-up bitches, because this ride has just begun.

    now, back to the little faggot YLB….maybe someday you can ask your wife for you manhood back, but I doubt you even have the nutsack to do that…just take your medicine like a good little lemming girl. YOU are the THE WEAK. deal with it.

  93. 109

    spews:

    LMAO!!! Where’d this come from? The sauce?

    Too funny. Were your knees shaking when Bush went into Iraq? Shit no. You were fist pumping with the rest of the right wing dummies right through the part where the idiot handed a trillion dollar bill to your kids.. Now a Dem president is lobbing a few missiles and it’s weak knees time.

    Keep entertaining us chickenshit. The adults will get a few chuckles from your feckless antics and continue to pay attention to facts and laugh at right wing fantasies.

    And occassionally getting a little bored at the same old repetitive bullshit from armchair wannabe tyrants like you….. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZ….

  94. 110

    Glen Feck spews:

    sniff.. sniff… I just want my country back… Please?? Can I have my country back? Please??..

  95. 111

    NPR keeps getting PWN3D spews:

    @109

    hey dummy…where did I say I supported or didnt support attacking Libya? I am merely pointing out your hypocrisy.

    For all you know, I support a full-0n ground invasion of libya.

    The fact is this: I dont have to divulge an opinion in order to punch holes in yours.

    Thats where you simpletons always get beat.

    Why arent you all screaming nazi, killer and “its all about the oil!” like you did for bushI and bushII???

    I will tell you why: its because this new war was started by the brother-from-another-mother-oba-dunce.

    you all keep clamoring how we need to stay out of people’s civil wars(IE Iraq after the fall of saddam), yet NOW you want to get involved in a civil war?
    oh, thats right, its King Oba-Willy’s war this time…so its OK.

    anybody here give a shit about libya 3 weeks ago? answer: nope.

    owned.

  96. 112

    NPR keeps getting PWN3D spews:

    @109.

    yep, bush in 8 years handed my kids a trillion in debt – and Im pissed about it.

    but obama one-upped bush jr and handed my kids yet another trilion in just 2 years…

    I should just turn a blind eye to that? (like you do?)

    you are weak ylb…you always will be.

  97. 113

    bly spews:

    @107 what? no marching in the streets of Seattle? no burning of the president in effigy?

    Heh, heh. You won’t find this crowd marching in the streets of Seattle or anywhere else. It’s much easier talking up a storm on HA.

  98. 115

    spews:

    @111, 112… heh. lmfao! You’re there troll.. In Monson la, la, land – where facts and clear thinking are urine-sprayed and Dori’s angry little fits rule angry little “minds”..

    No use trying to discuss facts, analysis, policy or anything of consequence with the likes of you… You don’t have the mental capacity.

    Keep coming back though.. Once the boredom with your feckless name-calling and your willful dumbassery lifts the belly laughs can be worth the trouble.

  99. 116

    NPR keeps getting PWN3D spews:

    @115

    and you yet to have anything important to say on any subject.

    good job tenderhands….keep that basement warm.

    weak….just plain weak….and your wife laments that fact.

  100. 117

    No patience for fascists spews:

    @116. It’s a window into our troll’s mind where unable to counter facts and unable to strengthen his debunked arguments, he tries to change the subject and attacks his opponent’s manhood.