Latest Articles: The Water Cooler
Post Date: 2011-09-12 21:26:43 by Fred Mertz
Here's my take on "Twinkie" Yukon: He, she, and possibly the transexual, Yukon could actually be quite a few people. I would suspect in the last three years 20 or more have played that role. They would be mostly immature adolescent brats working in a basement boiler room somewhere in NYC or offshore. At least one is likely a porn addicted homosexual who is somewhat computer illiterate who inadvertently posts his fantasies on LP. They may be volunteers or they may work for close to minimum wage. There [sic] mission statement would be something as follows: "Attack any who do not accept the Government line on what happened on 9-11 or who question idiotic U.S. Mid-East ...
The Religious Right Sugar-Daddy Who Brought Us Rick Perry
Post Date: 2011-09-08 17:33:35 by Brian S
"Perry might never have been governor - nor now be a presidential candidate - but for James Leininger" -- Texans for Public Justice (PDF) These days, the emergence of Texas Governor Rick Perry as the frontrunner for the Republican Party's presidential nomination must be warming the cockles of Dr. James Leininger's heart. Who is Dr. James Leininger, and why is he considered one of the Texas Governor's "most stalwart helpmates"? Outside of Texas, Leininger is a relatively unknown multi-millionaire. Inside the second-largest U.S. state by both size and population, however, Leininger is known as the "Sugar Daddy" of the ...
Military Officials Ignored Cheney’S 9/11 Shoot-Down Order
Post Date: 2011-09-08 13:42:36 by Brian S
Newly published audio this week reveals that Vice President Dick Cheney's infamous Sept. 11, 2001 order to shoot down rogue civilian aircraft was ignored by military officials, who instead ordered pilots to only identify suspect aircraft. That revelation is one of many in newly released audio recordings compiled by investigators for the 9/11 Commission, published this week by The Rutgers Law Review. Featuring voices from employees at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and American Airlines, the newly released multimedia provides a glimpse at the chaos that emerged as the attack progressed. Most striking of all is the revelation ...
Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) Wants Ex-Wife Sanctioned In Child Support Case
Post Date: 2011-09-08 13:37:49 by Brian S
A tea party Republican congressman who reportedly owes over $100,000 in child support has filed a motion to have the court sanction his ex-wife. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) is also asking the court to force former wife Laura Walsh to pay his legal bills. In July, court documents showed that Laura Walsh was suing the congressman for more than $117,000 in unpaid child support. The lawsuit pointed to a $35,000 loan he personally gave to his campaign, claiming that if he had enough for that, he had enough to help support their 9-year-old child. In a possible effort to slow down the case, lawyers for the Illinois Republican asked his ex-wife to provide extensive documentation, including records of ...
Ron Paul Fans Allege Rick Perry ‘Assault’ During Debate Break Based On Photo
Post Date: 2011-09-08 13:28:55 by Brian S
Theres no freakout like a Ron Paul fan freakout. A meme has emerged on the PaulWeb that, during a commercial break in last nights Republican Presidential Debate, Gov. Rick Perry assaulted fellow Texan Ron Paul, suddenly grab(bing) Pauls forearm while aggressively pointing his index finger towards the Congressmans face. The only source for these allegations is an AP photo with a much blander caption, but thats just what youd expect from the anti-Paul media, right? According to Paul fansite RonPaul.com, heres how it went down: During a commercial break at Wednesdays Republican debate, Rick Perry ...
GOP Audience Cheers Perry’s 234 Executions
Post Date: 2011-09-08 00:14:50 by Brian S
Republican voters at Wednesday nights Republican presidential debate expressed their approval of the death penalty by giving Gov. Rick Perrys record on executions some of the loudest applause of the night. Your state has executed 234 death row inmates, more than any other governor in modern times, NBCs Brian Williams told Perry as the conservative audience broke into cheers and applause. Have you struggled to sleep at night with the idea that any one of those might have been innocent? No, sir, Ive never struggled with that at all, Perry flatly stated. In the state of Texas, if you come into our state and you kill one of our ...
Former Clinton Chief Of Staff Joins Facebook Board
Post Date: 2011-09-07 19:06:33 by Brian S
WASHINGTON Facebook announced Wednesday that Erskine Bowles, a former chief of staff to US president Bill Clinton, has joined the board of directors of the social network. Bowles, 66, was named by Clinton in 1993 to head the Small Business Administration and served as White House chief of staff from 1996 to 1998. A former president of the University of North Carolina, Bowles recently served as the co-chair of President Barack Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. "Erskine has held important roles in government, academia and business which have given him insight into how to build organizations and navigate complex issues," Facebook ...
Hoffa Doubles Down, Will ‘Never Apologize,’ Blasts Fox News As ‘Anti-Worker’
Post Date: 2011-09-07 17:17:53 by Brian S
Some have called Teamsters President James Hoffas Monday remarks ill-advised, but he isnt backing away and, instead, is claiming to have gotten a positive response from his members. The controversy erupted when Hoffa told a cheering crowd at a Labor Day celebration attended by President Obama, We are at war! .41;.41;.41;President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march41;.41;.41;. Lets take these sons of bitches out, and give America back to an America where we belong. In a cable TV appearance on MSNBCs The Ed Show on Tuesday, Hoffa told host Ed Schultz about the response and how his tough-sounding tack has resonated. The ...
Top House Republican Cantor Vows No Disaster Aid Hold-Up
Post Date: 2011-09-07 15:32:18 by Brian S
(09-07) 11:49 PDT WASHINGTON, (AP) -- A top House Republican is promising that there will be no holdup in replenishing disaster aid accounts. Majority Leader Eric Cantor says that new disaster aid money doesn't have to be paid for with spending cuts elsewhere in the budget. The Virginia Republican told reporters that he supports a provision in last month's budget pact with President Barack Obama that permits lawmakers to add money for disaster aid to the budget as long as it doesn't exceed historical averages. In previous comments Cantor had said there would be a need to "offset" disaster aid. He's clarified his stand and says that disaster aid would only have ...
How Rick Perry Has Been on the Public Dole His Whole Life
Post Date: 2011-09-07 15:08:08 by Brian S
When this taxpayer-supported lifer flits into your town to declare that he will slash public benefits, he means in your life, not his. / By Jim Hightower Presidential wannabe Rick Perry is flitting all around the country -- hither, thither and yon -- spreading little "Perry Tales" about himself and the many wonders he has worked as governor of Texas. His top Perry Tale is a creationist story about what he has modestly branded "The Texas Miracle." While the rest of the country is mired in joblessness, says the miracle worker, his state has added 1.2 million jobs during his 10-year tenure. I've built "a job-creating machine," the governor gushed ...
GOP Freshmen To Cantor: Forget Spending Cuts, Give Us Our Storm Aid
Post Date: 2011-09-07 11:45:18 by Brian S
Majority Leader Eric Cantor is having a hard time finding support within his caucus for his no storm aid until there are budget cuts ultimatum. House Republicans from flood-damaged areas are rejecting that position, saying that helping people whose lives have been upended by the storm should take precedent over managing the budget deficit. The reaction is particularly noteworthy because it is coming from members of the House Republican freshman class, a group that swept into office last year on a platform of reducing the federal debt and the size of government. The debate is a sensitive one for rank-and-file lawmakers, because it forces them to choose between the agenda of a party leader ...
Michael Savage's Book 'Abuse Of Power' Review: It 'Held Me Spell-Bound'
Post Date: 2011-09-06 19:59:15 by Brian S
I seldom read a book cover to cover these days especially an action novel in the James Bond genre. Abuse of Power by Michael Savage held me spell-bound. I read it in two sittings. It would have been one sitting, but it was too late at night. I finished it the next day. There is never a dull moment in the story. Its like the series 2483; on steroids. Just as one cliff hanger happens and you think you can take a breath and relax another one happens. Its almost too much excitement adrenaline pumping. When I got to the last chapters I did not want it to end. The book is well-crafted, with multi-dimensional characters and a very ...
Bachmann's Campaign Starts To Fall Apart As Guru Quits
Post Date: 2011-09-06 19:32:47 by Brian S
Wednesday, 7 September 2011 It could just be Rick Perry blocking some of her sunlight. Or perhaps it was what she said about God, Hurricane Irene and government spending. Whatever the causes, there are signs that the rocket that shot Michele Bachmann to near the front of the Republican nomination race is starting to sputter. Signalling trouble is news that Ed Rollins, the veteran Republican consultant who over his long career has advised Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon, is leaving his day-to-day post as top strategist in Ms Bachmann's campaign, citing his health. While he has said he will still be available in a less hands-on capacity, his deputy, David Polyansky, is leaving her team ...
Teamsters' Hoffa Won't Back Down From His Tea Party Comments; “We didn’t start this war – the right wing did..."
Post Date: 2011-09-06 17:31:16 by Brian S
Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today refused to back down following criticism about comments he made about Tea Party Republicans during a Labor Day speech in Detroit suggesting that voters take these sons-of-bitches out.His controversial words Monday came after he told the crowd they needed to help President Barack Obama in 2012. Everybody here has got a vote, he said. In his statement today, Hoffa said: We didnt start this war the right wing did. My comments on Labor Day in Detroit echo the anger and frustration of American workers who are under attack by corporate-funded politicians who want to destroy the middle class. ...
Fox's Trumped Up Attack On Hoffa Just Latest Example Of Their Selective Outrage [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2011-09-06 14:39:13 by Brian S
Fox has repeatedly attacked Teamsters president James Hoffa's statement that union members should "take these son of a bitches out" at a Labor Day rally, suggesting his comments constituted "a call for violence [toward] peaceful tea party members." But Hoffa was not endorsing violence -- he was urging his audience to remove elected officials by voting; furthermore, Fox has a history downplaying explicit threats or violent rhetoric when they are directed at Democrats and progressives. Please upgrade your flash player. The video for this item requires a newer version of Flash Player. If you are unable to install flash you can download a QuickTime version of the ...
Random Girl in The Street Identify Yourself
Post Date: 2011-09-05 22:17:37 by A K A Stone
Random girl in the street identify yourself.
Exactly How Tight Were Libya and the CIA? New Documents Reveal Secret "War on Terror" Relationship
Post Date: 2011-09-05 20:03:59 by Brian S
The US is taking the ousting of Gadhafi as a giant win, but new documents show that during the "War on Terror," the CIA and its Libyan counterpart in Gadhafi's government were two peas in a pod. Ironically, their working relationship was revealed by papers discovered at the office of the former dictator's spy chief. BBC: The papers suggest the CIA abducted several suspected militants from 2002 to 2004 and handed them to Tripoli. The UK's MI6 also apparently gave the Gaddafi regime details of dissidents.[...] Thousands of pieces of correspondence from US and UK officials were uncovered by reporters and activists in an office apparently used by Moussa Koussa, who served ...
Hoffa Threatens GOP At Obama Event: "Take These Son Of Bitches Out"
Post Date: 2011-09-05 14:42:36 by Brian S
Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa had some profane, combative words for Republicans while warming up the crowd for President Obama in Detroit, Michigan on Monday. "We got to keep an eye on the battle that we face: The war on workers. And you see it everywhere, it is the Tea Party. And you know, there is only one way to beat and win that war. The one thing about working people is we like a good fight. And you know what? They've got a war, they got a war with us and there's only going to be one winner. It's going to be the workers of Michigan, and America. We're going to win that war," Jimmy Hoffa Jr. said to a heavily union crowd. "President Obama, this is your ...
Right-Wing Commentator: Poor People Voting Is ‘Un-American’
Post Date: 2011-09-04 19:16:24 by Brian S
Many conservatives appear to think badly of poor people, but Matthew Vadum of the Capital Research Center takes it a step further. According to the title of his latest article for American Thinker, he believes that "registering the poor to vote is un-American." "Why are left-wing activist groups so keen on registering the poor to vote?" Vadum asks. "Because they know the poor can be counted on to vote themselves more benefits by electing redistributionist politicians. Welfare recipients are particularly open to demagoguery and bribery." "Registering them to vote is like handing out burglary tools to criminals," he continues. "It is profoundly ...
Romney Nabs Tea Party Endorsement In South Carolina
Post Date: 2011-09-04 18:45:04 by Brian S
Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) On the day before he takes part in a South Carolina presidential forum being organized by Sen. Jim DeMint, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney secured a high-profile tea party endorsement in the first-in-the-south primary state. State Treasurer Curtis Loftis, one of the most tea party-friendly elected officials in the Palmetto State, told CNN Sunday that he will chair Romneys presidential campaign in state. He is the guy who reflects my values and has the greatest chance of taking back the White House in 2012, Loftis said in a phone interview. Loftis praised Romney's private sector experience and said he is more electable than ...
The Definitive Guide to Bigotry in the 2012 Republican Primaries (So Far)
Post Date: 2011-09-04 17:53:32 by Brian S
There is a reflecting pool between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial in our nations capital. Stretched out between the memories of two presidents, the water reminds us that politics are merely a reflection of American society, for better or worse. The best of our society was on display 48 years ago when hundreds of thousands of Americans stood in scenic unity along the reflecting pool in support of civil rights. Today, the 2012 presidential elections reflect a nation still plagued by bias and inequality. Troubled and ugly waters indeed. The following is a guide to use when you consider casting a vote for one of the 2012 Republican presidential candidates. You may be ...
Lieberman: Obama's Concern With Offending Muslims Is Hurting The War Effort
Post Date: 2011-09-04 13:44:45 by Brian S
The Obama administrations fear of offending Muslims will hurt the U.S. war against terrorism, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said Thursday in a speech blasting the presidents new counterterrorism strategy. Lieberman said that Obamas strategy, which was released in June, was ultimately a big disappointment, and while it successfully identified the core of the domestic radicalization problem, it did not establish a clear plan of attack to deal with the growing issue. The four-term senator and one-time presidential candidate said one of the key problems with the Obama administrations strategy was that it continues to call terrorism that aims to harm the ...
Is American TV Finally Facing Reality? 6 New TV Shows Bring Real Economic Struggle Into Your Living Room
Post Date: 2011-09-02 20:14:10 by Brian S
While the US economy drowns in a sinkhole of its own making, sometimes it seems like pop culture has forgotten the people. On TVs "Gossip Girl," the glorification of torpid, trust-funded teens rages on; chart-topping film The Helps underlying narrative (after the racism) is that rich people have housekeepers; and the latest collaborative album by Kanye West and Jay-Z is a great reminder that you probably do not own one Beamer, let alone multiples. With many states having a 15 percent unemployment rate, its enough to make you wonder exactly how gated the entertainment community can get. And while theres an argument to be made for cultural escapism during ...
Full Unredacted Wikileaks ‘Cablegate’ Archive Available Online
Post Date: 2011-09-02 14:25:28 by Brian S
The complete archive of 251,000 unredacted U.S. diplomatic cables given to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks by a military whistleblower is now available for anyone to download and view, thanks to a forthcoming reporter and a breach in security protocol by someone at WikiLeaks. Thinking there was nothing to it, David Leigh, investigations editor for The Guardian, published a password in his book about WikiLeaks. The password was for the cable archive, which the paper had been given early on, and it was supposed to be temporary. The book did not specify where the files were located. Seven months later, that password was still able to unlock an encrypted file inadvertantly put online by a ...
Civil War: Tea Party Group Invites Romney To Speak, Sparking Protests By Tea Party Group; Tea Party Group FreedomWorks Plans Anti-Romney Rally
Post Date: 2011-08-31 19:40:15 by Brian S
The tea party has split over Mitt Romney. FreedomWorks, a Washington, D.C.-based tea party organization led by former House majority leader Dick Armey, will protest during a New Hampshire rally this weekend sponsored by the California-based Tea Party Express. The reason for the protest: the Tea Party Express invited Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, to the event. The president of FreedomWorks, Matt Kibbe, pointed to what he referred to as Romney's support for "government-run health care, Wall Street bailouts and spending hikes," in a statement explaining the reasons for the counter-rally in Concord. "One of the great successes of the decentralized tea party ...
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