In their own words

Discussion in 'Politics' started by TGregg, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. TGregg


    I realize many readers presume I speak of some lunatic fringe when I quote insane rantings from the left. I assure you that these are the mainstream of power in the DNC. For example, perhaps you remember John F. Kerry? DNC Nominee for US President in 2004? No? I see a few hands go up slowly.

    Anyway, he's about as mainstream as one can get, and had this to say:

    “And there is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the – of – the historical customs, religious customs,” Kerry said Sunday.

    But don't you question his patriotism, and remember he supports the troops when he calls them a bunch of terrorists.

    Thanks for playing in the Great 08 Presidential Nomination Game, Mr. Kerry. But you have just washed out.
    #61     Dec 7, 2005
  2. TGregg


    Margaret Thatcher is in ill health, and the liberals are . . . well. . . liberals (I mean, they can't change who they are):

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    #62     Dec 7, 2005
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    Go read the latest.
    #63     Dec 7, 2005
  4. TGregg


    Kerry's ready to impeach Bush:

    December 15, 2005
    Kerry Links Retaking House To Bush Impeachment

    MA. Sen. John Kerry said last night that if Dems retake the House, there's a "solid case" to bring "articles of impeachment" against President Bush for allegedly misleading the country about pre-war intelligence, according to several Dems who attended.

    Kerry was speaking at a holiday party for alumni of his WH '04 bid.

    About 100 campaign vets gathered at Finn McCool's bar in D.C. to hear him. In a short speech, Kerry praised Dems who were working on Senate and House campaigns, and then said, according to one listener: "If we take back the House, there's a solid case to bring articles of impeachment against this president." Another listener heard a slight variation: "If we win back the House, I think we have a pretty solid case to bring articles of impeachment against this President."
    #64     Dec 15, 2005
  5. TGregg


    Top Ten Kos Kidz Reactions to Today’s Elections In Iraq
    Okay, folks, let’s jump right in:

    Number Ten.
    …t’s precisely what BushCo is trying to do. Distract us from the violence and the
    deaths, of both U.S. and coalition forces and the Iraqi people, by staging
    these elections and giving us these photo ops.

    Number Nine:
    I won’t believe the numbers anyway. After the last election took 3 weeks
    to finalise [sic] the votes, I didn’t trust those results either.

    Earlier this week, on Air America, I heard about a truck of ballots being intercepted on
    it’s [sic] way from Iran. With Iran & the U.S. both wanting a desired
    outcome, I don’t think it matters what the Iraqis want. Either Iran or the U.S. is going to win this election, votes be damned.

    Number Eight:
    I want to know if Diebold had machines set up to count the votes.

    Number Seven:
    The paradigm I operate under is that the forces Bush has
    marshaled to allow him to use my money to terrorize a foreign population and
    get American soldiers killed and maimed are the exact same ones which are
    staging the election and will oversee not only the results but the actions of
    the elected.

    Number Six:
    If the Iraqis are successful in their democratic endeavor,
    perhaps they could send consultants to Ohio and Florida.

    more iraqis are voting than americans voted in the last pres

    stupid f***ing

    good for the

    maybe america needs a good and bloody civil war to remember what democracy is about

    I don’t believe a f***ing word of what the New York Times
    tells me about election day in Iraq.

    last time? The anecdotes of people walking miles to get to the polls? Reports
    of unexpectedly high Sunni turnout? The dawn of democracy?

    Remember the
    Repugs pointing to those reports and waving purple fingers at us?

    Lies and
    propaganda, in the mold of Judith Miller.

    Number Three:
    This is just theater. All completely meaningless, and woe
    to the suckers who buy into this BS.

    These elections are nothing more than a prop for the bush thugs. No election
    that was initiated, designed, engineered, and carried out by a foreign
    occupation power has any legitimacy, here or elsewhere. None. Period.

    If Uzbekistan invaded the US, toppled the government, installed its hand-picked puppets, then ran through the motions of several rounds of voting, would the regime that resulted have any legitimacy whatsoever? Of course not. It would be laughed at.

    This so-called election is utter bullsh**, nothing more than photo ops and PR props.

    Number Two:
    Has any reporter asked anyone in the administration [sic] why the f*** Iraq has had even 1 election if the country can’t even employ 60% of the people?! If 50 people are dying a day. Can’t [sic] one a**hole just ask the f***ing question?!?

    Number One:
    I had a realization today while driving to work listening to all the talking heads blather on about Iraqis voting.

    I. DON’T.

    Was it worth half a trillion of our (children’s) wealth and 2140 of our young people? 30,000 to 100,000 civilian "collateral damage"?

    F NO.


    And yeah, DailyKOS is a mainstream liberal website.
    #65     Dec 15, 2005
  6. TGregg


    A bunch of folks at work buy a stack of lottery tickets together, and one day hit it big. Some dork who hadn't been part of the group in nearly a year says that he was gonna chip in this one time, but he was off that day, so the group owes him a cut.

    I am not making this up, go read the story.

    Sounds like an easy decision, right? Guy's a jerk and deserves nothing but a kick in the kiester for being annoying. Well, nothing is easy when there's lots of money, somebody not getting any, and liberals standing around:
    #66     Dec 16, 2005
  7. TGregg


    The American singer and activist Harry Belafonte called President Bush "the greatest terrorist in the world" on Sunday and said millions of Americans support the socialist revolution of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez.

    * In June 2000, Belafonte was a featured speaker at a rally in Castro's Cuba, honoring the American Soviet spies, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. Tears, one observer reported, "streaked down" Belafonte's face, "as he recalled the pain and humiliation his friend [Paul] Robeson had been forced to endure" in 1950s America. Undoubtedly, he was pleased to hear Cuba presented "as an example of keeping the principles the Rosenbergs fought and died for alive."
    * In 1997, Belafonte was featured speaker at the 60th Anniversary celebration of the "Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade," at which he honored these self-proclaimed "premature anti-fascists" who served in the mid-1930s as Stalin's private Comintern army, a battalion (not a brigade) that served as enforcers of Soviet policy during the Spanish Civil War. To Belafonte, nothing had changed since the 1930s. The VALB was still representatives of "a truth that engulfed the universe . . . that fascism anywhere is a threat to people everywhere."

    He did not pause to remind the aging vets that their anti-fascism disappeared overnight after their return home - when the remaining soldiers got the news about the Nazi-Soviet Pact in 1939, and quickly declared that the only enemy was FDR's warmongering and Great Britain.

    * Speaking in October 1983 at a "World Peace Concert" run by East Germany's official Communist youth organization, Belafonte gave his blessings to the Soviet-sponsored "peace" campaign pushing unilateral Western disarmament, at a time when the Soviets were putting SS-20 missiles in East Germany.

    As The New York Times reported, Belafonte "attacked the American invasion of Grenada and also criticized the scheduled NATO weapons deployment" of Pershing 2 missiles in West Germany, which Jimmy Carter and then Ronald Reagan deployed to offset the Soviet missile offensive.

    Belafonte, in other words, was supporting the Soviet bloc in its Cold War with the United States. And he was doing so in full embrace with the East German prison state. Here, where the notorious secret police, the Stasi, ruled by waging a perpetual witch-hunt against the entire population - Belafonte had only love and good wishes for their success.

    No wonder that the late Leo Cherne, head of the International Rescue Committee, rejected Belafonte's being honored. "I happen to have some reservations about Belafonte," he wrote one of the IRC's board, "I have found him . . . beyond my tastes for the elements of left-wing predisposition. He played a significant relief role in Ethiopia at a time when Ethiopia was under the control of the left wing dictator Mengistu, at the very time that the Castro military forces were playing an active support role."

    To Harry Belafonte, Castro is a freedom fighter and Colin Powell and Condi Rice merely "house slaves." Ever the diplomat, Colin Powell responded to Belafonte's blast by calling the singer his "friend," and noting that the slave analogy was from another time and place and was simply "unfortunate." Secretary Powell should take to heart the simple adage, with friends like that...
    #67     Jan 9, 2006
  8. TGregg


    I've frequently heard the exclaim that DailyKOS is some sort of whacko fringe group, in spite of the fact that the DNC used to link to them. Well, here's some more evidence that this "fringe" website is mainstream. John Kerry (DNC Presidential Nominee, in case you forgot) has posted there:
    #68     Jan 20, 2006
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    #69     Jan 20, 2006
  10. TGregg


    One consistently abused excuse by the left is that sites like DailyKOS are "fringe" groups, and do not represent the majority or even a significant minority of the movement.

    Some of you may have heard of Senator Edward M Kennedy, the ethically challenged Democrat who went from being kicked out of Harvard for cheating to drowning a campaign volunteer in a car, to lecturing soon-to-be SCOTUS Justice Alito on ethics. Anyway, he recently posted Thank You for Helping To Stop Alito at DailyKOS.
    #70     Jan 27, 2006