Sunday, July 31, 2005

Coffee Table

Please use this to keep the discussion going and keep me up with what I'm missing while I'm gone. I'll need to get up to date fast. My kids aren't big news watchers so I probably won't be seeing much.


Blogger The Game said...

Go to my blog to read about Air America taking money from a poor black Boys and Girls club...
post something...

9:13 AM, July 31, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you, The Game, believe everything you read on right wing blogs/sites?
Air America is made up of "bleeding heart Liberals"-right? They are the folks LEAST likely to take money from poor minorities while the rich Bushies are the MOST likely ones. Shame on you for believing this, let alone putting it on your blog!

5:04 PM, August 01, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, what is everyone's reaction to the Bolton appmt? At least, I don't have to blame my GOP senator and representative now. It's all on The Bu$hrat's head.
It is so obvious that Bu$h doesn't care anything about foreign relations, or why appt. Bolton who wants to DESTROY the U.N. as its amabassador? But, then why appoint Neo-Condi Secretary of State when that job is supposed to be a kind of Dept. of Peace (as opposed to Defense/War) After all, she was one of the principal architects of this oil war where we basically thumbed our noses at most of the world. I expect things are going to get much worse on the diplomatic end of government. Besides, Bush obviously doesn't care what Congress or the American majority that opposes Bolton think. He just makes my blood boil. Can't wait for Ron to get back and address this issue on the show.

5:14 PM, August 01, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bolton was despised even by many on the right. And, he is obviously a liar. How many people "forget" that they hae been interviewed by the FBI, the police or someone in the Justice Dept.? Colin Powell worked against him. A ton of diplomats signed a letter saying he was the worst imaginable choice for the U.N.
But, the dictator in chief would have us believe there is not ONE person he could have nominated that would not have been so evil the Senate would not have approved him. And the Senate approves almost everyone he nominates. Even Priscilla Owens, the corporations's friend. Not to mention Condi Rice, whos was so woefully incompetent as NSA, so was rewarded as Bush awards all his loyal failures and was kicked upstairs where she can fail even more miserably as head of the State Dept.
Bush's criteria for appointing people is that they have to be capable of destoying the organization they are picked to head. That is why lawyers for polluters head the EPA, Heads of oil and coal companies wrote the energy bill, and on and on.
These people have no shame.

8:22 PM, August 01, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did I include the link to the article on ABC that said according to the PROSECUTORS, the guantanamo trails were such a joke they could not in good conscience be part of them??

Under Bush America is on Amnesty Interantional's list of countries that are human rights violators!!

John McCain, who as Bob Schieffer said, was learning about torture when people in the administration (who should have been in Vietnam, but weren't) were in grad school says 'it is not about WHAT THEY are, it is about WHO WE are.' we don't use torture (didn't) because of concern for the well being of our own troops. But, as Stan Goff says, this bunch cares about the troops in the same way Tyson Foods cares about its chickens."

A friend of mine sent me this:

"I know EXACTLY how you feel. I no longer vacillate between
pessimism and optimism--now its between pessimism and despair. You are
right. You've said everything that need to be said, and if people don't
see the problem(s) by now, they are refusing to look. You know I quit
writing right after the election, but I sign a lot of petitions via the
internet and keep up on things, and hardly a week goes by that they
don't do something else that makes me think, Gosh! I ought to write
something about that--but I don't. I've discovered that without a
deadline, I don't get anything written. I think I have written one
lettter to the Ed. since the election( and it said the same thing we've
been saying over and over). My wife and I go back and forth,
considering just playing with our granddaughter, gardening, living our
lives, and not keeping up on the news at all. I am about down to the
point that the only thing I am doing is praying that they will bring
themselves down, due their incredible arrogance. If God won't be
mocked, I don't understand why Bush hasn't been struck by a bolt of
lightning--right at the podium in mid-lie.

Oh well, I hope things are going well for you and your family.

"Other than telling us how to live, think, marry, pray, vote, invest, educate our children and, now, die, I think the Republicans have done a fine job of getting government out of our personal lives."

-Editorial Page, Sunday, June 19 Portland Oregonian

8:54 AM, August 02, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Link to an analysis of Robert Novak's latest lies on "Plamegate."

11:01 AM, August 02, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is another link to Larry Johnson's -- former CIA agent, I believe -- refutation of Novak's latest lies.

11:05 AM, August 02, 2005  
Blogger The Game said...

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4:07 PM, August 02, 2005  
Blogger The Game said...

I was just wondering if it is wrong to use a recess appointment...

Also, if democrats want to have influence in nominees...they have to start winning elections...

When you do not control the house, senate or have to sit there and shut up...worry about saying something that enough of the American people agree with, then you might win an election or two.

4:11 PM, August 02, 2005  
Blogger The Game said...

Recent presidents and recess appointments

• Ronald Reagan 240 recess appointments
(116 to full-time posts)
• George H.W. Bush 77 recess appointments
(18 to full-time posts)
• Bill Clinton 140 recess appointments
(95 to full-time posts)
• George W. Bush (first term) 110 recess appointments
(66 to full-time posts)

4:14 PM, August 02, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oppose bolton because of his lack of moral character. In addition to how he mistreats staff talk to cab drivers in D.C. about him. Support the U.N. and NGOs that support the U.N. and oppose them, like any other org, when their policies are inhumane, but don't bash or give up on the U.N.

4:44 PM, August 02, 2005  
Blogger The Game said...

There is nothing wrong with yelling at incompetent people, the UN has plenty of those...

If you really belive the UN can still live out any purpose, let Bolton go in there and shape things up...

Or isn't the oil for food scandel enough?

Or the cover-up?

5:18 PM, August 02, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course America was more guilty than any other country of "oil for food" and other thefts from the Iraqi people.
Colin Powell was against his confirmation, and 59 diplomats and ex diplomats sent an letter to Luger about him. To steal from the source linked below, "He is to diplomacy as Jack the Ripper was to surgery" This is the link to some of what Bolton himself said about the U.N. in '94 and to what the guest on Democracy Now said about him today. He said he will be counter-productive -- he will make things worse because, like his boss, he is a bully.

Paul Hackett nearly won in Ohio today. The vote was 52% to 48%. In a heavily Republican district.

9:33 PM, August 02, 2005  
Blogger The Game said...

What was the race for?

9:40 PM, August 02, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, if democrats want to have influence in nominees...they have to start winning elections...

If the Republicans would quit out-and-out stealing the elections, unlike the Dems, then maybe the Democrats (or someone else, which is my own hope) would start winning the elections.

"Absolute power corrupts absolutely", and we see that it's happened with the current administration, time and time again.

7:11 AM, August 03, 2005  
Blogger The Game said...

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7:25 AM, August 03, 2005  
Blogger The Game said...

This is why I can say that libs just make stuff up. During the last preidential election, why was it that all the voter fraud was done by dems? In Milwaukee, two dems slashed the tires of GOP vans used to take people to the polls. Once again, I just stated (at least one) fact, and you continue to make stuff up.

Proof of the story and voter fraud:

GOP van case to be continued
Hearing to resume Feb. 15
Posted: Feb. 1, 2005
The five men charged with the election day sabotage of Republican Party vans made their second court appearances Tuesday for a preliminary hearing that ran late and was continued until later this month.

Election Day Vandalism
Recent Coverage
1/24/05: 5 charged in GOP tire slashings
1/22/05: Expect tire-slashing charges Monday
1/18/05: Spivak & Bice: Charges imminent in election day tire slashing
11/11/04: Police arrest ex-mayor's son in tire-slashing
11/10/04: FBI starts own probe of vandalism of GOP vehicles
11/4/04: Spivak & Bice: Tire-slashing questions await Democrats' sons
11/2/04: Republican rental vehicles vandalized

Related Coverage
Criminal complaint


In more than two hours, security guard Sedrick Peoples testified about the unusual van and foot traffic around Republican headquarters and its adjoining parking lot in the early hours of Nov. 2, and Milwaukee County Circuit Court Commissioner Barry Phillips denied a defense request to throw out the felony charges because they refer to the rented vans as GOP property.

Peoples said he got a license plate number from a fleeing car but did not know the two men one white, one black he saw nearby that night, before he discovered slashed tires on the vans and called police.

When the hearing resumes Feb. 15, prosecutors and defense attorneys are slated to question Republican Party of Wisconsin Executive Director Rick Wiley and Democratic Party staffer Opel Simmons about the incident.

Both were quoted in a criminal complaint charging five Kerry-Edwards campaign staffers, including the sons of two prominent Milwaukee Democratic politicians, with doing more than $4,100 in damage by slashing 40 tires on 25 vehicles intended to get voters to polls.

Those charged include Michael Pratt, 32, the son of former Acting Mayor Marvin Pratt, Sowande A. Omokunde, 25, the son of U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee), Lewis G. Caldwell, 28, and Lavelle Mohammad, 35, all of Milwaukee; and Justin Howell, 20, of Racine

7:27 AM, August 03, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why was it that all the voter fraud was done by dems? In Milwaukee, two dems slashed the tires of GOP vans used to take people to the polls.

Um, excuse you, there were quite a few more incidents of voter fraud, than two, and a heckuva lot more by the Repugs than the Demigods.

The 2004 US Elections:
The Mother of all Vote Frauds

Bev Harris ran many audits on the election, and found quite a bit of concrete proof of voter fraud, to include right here in New Mexico, that was covered up and never brought to justice, and she herself was refused quite a few important audits (more history on her can be done through a search).

There's thousands of other links... just run a search on "voter fraud in the 2004 election".

"The Big Fix 2004": How To Fix a Presidential Election:

for the second Presidential election in a row, a Democratic bandwagon was derailed early on Election Night by an unusual television appearance by the Bush Family, after exit polls showed them losing in key battleground states.

7:50 AM, August 03, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, and this stuff was not "just made up"...

7:54 AM, August 03, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

EXIT POLL V. VOTE RESULTS: A new, detailed report analyzing the 2004 exit poll results by a group of academic experts says (in its abstract):

...Edison/Mitofsky's own exit poll data does not support their theory that a higher exit poll response rate by Kerry voters accounted for the discrepancies between the exit polls and the presidential election results. Using Edison/Mitofsky’s data tables we demonstrate that the “reluctant Bush responder” hypothesis is implausible because it is inconsistent with the combination of high response rates and high discrepancy rates among the precincts with the highest percentage for Bush.

Electronic Voting: The Stolen Election of 2004

I think that's enough. Point proven.

8:04 AM, August 03, 2005  
Blogger The Game said...

My god...I quote the liberal milwaukee journal sentinel to make my point...

Don't know who Bev harris is, and your links just go to crazy made up lib sites.

My story was a federal investigation.

do you even see the differene?

the debate is fun though

10:31 AM, August 03, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Top GOP fictions on the White House Leak Case refuted:

FYI, Paul Harris is a Major in the Marines who returned from Iraq not long ago, and who may be going back there. He lost a Congressional race in a very Republcan district in Ohio 52% to 48%. He said new Democrats are being made every day in Iraq. He said most veterans agree with him about this war and the incompetent way it is being run and if they don't, and he asks if they have been in combat, almost none of them have been in combat. He said that "bring them on" comment was the dumbest comment he has ever heard any president make.

A well informed person -- one who gets his/her news from other than only right wing sources -- should know that. They should also know who Bev Harris is. She is THE expert in electronic voter fraud and has demonstrated on many tv programs how it is done by actually doing it. A conservative also shows how it is done in the comments under Jim Lampley's "Crime of the Century" article. You can find any of this by doing a search.

1:22 PM, August 03, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yelling at people is wrong, it shows a lack of moral character. that is the real problem, lack of respect. it is indicative of those who love power over others.

2:12 PM, August 03, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yelling at people is wrong, it shows a lack of moral character. that is the real problem, lack of respect. it is indicative of those who love power over others.

2:12 PM, August 03, 2005  
Blogger The Game said...

I know Rush talked about Harris for one day, but I bet most people do not know who he is...

If someone took a poll proving that most military are with Harris then I would believe it.

I don't have time to look it up, but I was sure I saw a poll saying about 70% of military support the president.

I don't know if "anonymous" is one person, but I would like to see you on my site....I have better researched and thought out blogs there.

3:32 PM, August 03, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rush limbaugh and ann coulter are credible sources. not "right wing." fair and balanced. so what THEY say should be given credence, but what michael moore or al franken or bill maher say should not.
when as many people know who amy goodman and noam chomsky are as know who rush limbaugh and sean hannity are, THEN you can say we have a "liberal" media. as it is now, almost ALL of the talk shows are hosted, not only by republicans, but by right wing repuslicans.

10:18 PM, August 03, 2005  
Blogger The Game said...

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12:05 AM, August 04, 2005  
Blogger The Game said...

I agree, conservatives own the radio...
papers, NOPE
cable...about a tie
news networks, NOPE

12:06 AM, August 04, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe Wilson is on Democracy Now today. IF you can't get it, the transcripts will be up later if they aren't yet this (Thursday) morning.

9:05 AM, August 04, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ron-You're back? On-line/Blog or in Roswell?!!! Was feeling guilty about not finding any news for coffee table while you were on vacation. Oh, well-c'est la vie.

Local news in Roswell Daily Record
Today's big story (8/4)
County Commissioner/Local businessman Michael Trujillo who is a Sgt. in the NM National Guard has been called to active duty, is heading out for Iraq shortly, and will be there (at least) til 12/06. He will be an Infantryman-Forward 7, Taskforce Cobra, 111th Brigade. Without naming names (because it may not have been announced to press, yet), the husband of another prominant Democrat will be going to Afghanistan soon. So much for Democrats not supporting the troops. Wake up, people! Many of the troops are Democrats!
Other news-y'all must have heard about the roadside bombing in Western Iraq that killed 14 more of our guys yesterday (8/3). They were from an Ohio based reserve unit and their lightly armored vehicle was destroyed by a huge bomb. A civilian translator was also killed, plus another Marine was wounded. Five out of six Marines, also from Ohio, were killed on Monday in an ambush. The Islamic extremist Ansar al-Sunnah Army claimed responsibility. So far in the past week, 23 Marines have been killed in the Euphrates Valley in W. Iraq. Forty-four American service members have died in Iraq since July 24, all but 2 in combat. (from RDR, also)
I also saw a photo of Bush surrounded by Neo-Condi Rice and some other people signing the CAFTA thing. He will also soon be signing the energy bill that NM's own Senators Domenici and Bingaman crafted and which the House saw fit to strip of just about anything to do with alternative energy. It's now a big give away to the oil/gas industries and also allows drilling in the ANWR which the MAJORITY of Americans opposes (like Bush cares). Of course, the other big news of the week is the John Bolton appmt. to be U.N. Ambassador the minute Congress recessed and which the MAJORITY of Americans also opposes (again like Bush cares). Where will it end? And if the Bushies reading this still don't get it-BUSH DOESN'T CARE WHAT THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS THINK! He does what he wants to do, as long as he can get away with it. As The Maniac says on the show so often-Wake up! Both Bush and Cheney should be impeached. Bush is the worst President in U.S. history, except maybe for Grant.

3:20 PM, August 04, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The DemoCat is wondering if The Game, Average Joe, and Axle have bothered to watch "Democracy Now" yet or check out the website, at least, speaking of the Liberal media.

3:22 PM, August 04, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the game?????? i thought the game was on assignment????? lol.

9:26 PM, August 04, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If someone took a poll proving that most military are with Harris then I would believe it.

My god, I can't believe I'm responding to this....

You've already been told, "game", that Bev Harris is THE expert in voter electronic fraud... duh. not to do with the military at all... it is to do with your comment on voter fraud... (did you even read the Bev Harris link? Do you know what it was about?) and you didn't even know what the above Ohio election was even for...

Man, you are in such a tight cocoon, that you're not even worth the attention you're given!

9:33 PM, August 04, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK-here's some more news
From Yahoo News today
"Cleric Hopes Islam Basis for Law in Iraq"
By Abdul Hussein Al-Obedi
Prime Minister Jaafari met with Ayatollah Ali al Sistani, the most influential Islamic cleric for about 2 hr. recently to discuss the proposed Iraqi constitution among other things. Sistani is hopeful that the main source of Iraq's legislation will be Islamic law. This idea is opposed by Kurds and some women activists in Iraq. (Of course, this may very well happen with a 60% Shiite majority.)
The proposed constitution is supposed to be presented to the Iraqi National Assembly by mid-Aug. to be debated before coming up with the final wording.
There should be a referendum on the charter in mid-Oct. and if approved, elections may be held by mid-Dec.
Also-I heard on ABC News (radio) that Bush's approval rating is down to 38%. (Yes!!!)

5:41 PM, August 05, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK-more news (from RDR-Fri)
"NATO prepares to be presence in Afghanistan" (AP)
"A NATO-led international force is set to expand and will be ready to assume responsibility for security across all of Afghanistan by the end of next year, freeing up many of the 17,600 American troops battling militants here, a NATO general said Thursday."
(That's good, but will they come home, go to Iraq, or Iran, etc.?)
Also-Chief Justice William Rhenquist who was hospitalized for 2 nights in July with a fever and for tests, was hospitalized again Thursday with a fever. He has thyroid cancer and is 80 years old. No news on whether his retirement is imminent, although it was said that it would complicate the nominations for justices to have to do a second one right now, as well. (Naturally, no mention was made of the rumour that Scalia is Bush's first pick for Chief Justice.)
Was talking to "Linda Maniac" today who said that "Democracy Now" just did a big story re: the anniversary of the A-Bomb being dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. You can find that on the
The RDR also did an article on Thomas O. Paine, the U.S. Naval officer who wrote some letters describing the aftermath of the blast.
(Gotta hope this gets some people thinking about why we DON'T want any more nuclear weapons despite what PNAC thinks)
Also, caught something in passing about the new offensive by American/Iraqi forces in retaliation for the 40+ Marines who have been killed recently, to the effect that forces will be entering many Iraq homes looking for insurgents. Wow! Wonder how many innocent civilians may get hurt or killed, including women and children. 'Course "the Liberal media" probobly won't cover that part of the story, so you'd better watch Democracy Now" or "Mosaic", too.
Also, I don't know if I heard this right, but Tony Blair was talking about something in a soundbite on the news and it seems like they may be deporting Muslims from Great Britain. I imagine there are quite a few there on student visas, just as there are in the States. I wonder how far they will take the deportation thing.

4:21 PM, August 06, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More news-talked to "Linda Maniac" today and she told me that there's a big sit-in over in Crawford, TX. (heard something about this on ABC News, too). Apparently, this woman who has met Bush before lost her son in Iraq and is demanding to know why this had to happen. The protesters parked about 5 mi. away from the ranch and walked down there and are still there. Bush has sent people out to talk to her who have said that her son and all other troops have died for a noble cause and because our government SUSPECTED Iraq had WMDs. Bush has refused to come out, but the mother has vowed to stay there until he does.
Saw an article on Yahoo News re: the drilling in the ANWR still being a hot topic. Well, duh. The last poll I read said that 70+% of Americans are opposed to it. Wouldn't it have been nice if the money that has been spent on getting Congress to go along with this had been spent on developing alternative energy sources and promoting fuel efficiency standards for vehicles?

4:09 PM, August 07, 2005  

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