Saturday, September 17, 2005

A Week Of Comments

It's All New For You!!!!!

InfiniteOddyssey said...
ok now here is something I found what is up with all theses charities look at them all in alphabetacal order , now how can all these be charities and the People are still displaced with no money??? Link Its beyond me!!!!

Ron said...
I have been thinking about this "black" issue concerning Katrina. I honestly don't think it had to do with color and I am starting to wonder if it's about poor people. Now, I tell you I am not a conspiracy theorist but something doesn't smell right here. I heard a LA. congressman talk about how the Gov. called a state of emergency and prepared. The President issued an emergency proclimation and FEMA moved into place. The storm hit and nothing. He was mistifed at what the holdup was because everything was in place. I have heard and read this in other places too. Now I'm not saying this is what is going on but isn't it interesting that things only got better when we got the military involved. Hmmmmmmmmmm

The Game said...
Is being conservative a crime? It seems that over the years judges have to prove to democratic senators that they are not "too conservative."Why is it a crime to have conservative values, mainly believing that the law should be interpreted. It has been the argument that judges are allowed to advance liberal belief systems and agenda from the bench.Why is it when a Democrat nominates a very liberal Supreme Court justice Republicans vote them in, because the American people voted in a Democrat, meaning at the time the American people agree with that persons philosophy.Well, GWB has won two elections, and the house and senate have won seats since 1994. It seems very clearly that the American people are thinking more on the right side for the last 11 plus years. So why does Judge Robert's face so much scrutiny?He has been given the highest rating by the ABA.Votes of Judges:William H. Rehnquist (nominated by a republican) 1971 vote...68-26John Paul Stevens (republican) 1975 vote...98-0Sandra Day O'Connor (republican) 1981 vote...99-0Antonin Scalia (republican) 1986 vote....98-0Anthony Kennedy (republican) 1987... 97-0David Souter (republican) 1990 vote...90-9Clarence Thomas (republican) 1991 vote...52-48 (democrats still controlled senate)Ruth Bader Ginsburg (democrat) 1993 vote....96-3Stephen G. Breyer (democrat) 1994 vote... 87-9Okay...answer a few questions...What happened between Scalia and now? How can the senate go from a 98-0 vote on a definite conservative, to probably a 70-30 vote on a moderate?answer is....Liberals know this is all they have left...this is the only way they can get their agenda passed...How does a far left liberal get confirmed 96-3? Republicans know the American people elected Clinton, so he gets to choose who he wants...Why do judges get attacked on being strict constructionists of the constitution? Since liberals hate that mind set, does that mean their way of thinking (activist judges) is the only way to think? Does that make liberals "tolerant?"

Ron said...
Game, It is not a crime to be a conservative. It's a crime to be a thiefing neo-con PNACer. Frankly I watched a little a lunch yesterday and found him to appear capable with a good knowledge of the law. He states he is in favor of the right to privacy and individual liberty. If he acts in that way on the bench then it will be alright with me. He is getting grilled because that is the duty of the loyal know both sides of the story? Sorry you haven't figured out this democracy thing. What changed between Scalia and now is that the conservatives have been hijacked by corporate industrialists who have not only all the power but money too. That tends to make some of us a bit uncomfortable.

DemoCat said...
Re: the comments made on the show recently on abuse of prisoners in the County penal system.I don't have a lot of sympathy for MOST criminals, but I agree that there need to be minimum standards. (What! Should our jails be like Abu Ghraib?) There's no excuse for there to be cockroaches, for games to be played with temperature controls, for medications to be denied, etc. What is wrong with hugging a male inmate? Don't these guys deserve a little human contact and compassion? Maybe it would help inspire their rehabilitative efforts. A hug isn't a conjugal visit, for God's sake!My understanding is that EVERYTHING must be purchased through the jail/prison commissary at grossly inflated prices. Family members must send/bring in cash to inmates who can't even get a magazine or a change of underwear from home. Come on!!No one's saying they should have color TVs in every cell Ron, or be served filet mignon or lobster for dinner. They're not going to work ALL day and should have a TV in the lounge, a library, tutoring, arts and crafts, counseling, decent medical care, etc. Denying them these things will not rehabilitate them and is more likely to result in jail/prison riots.Besides that, SOME of the people in jail are innocent and have not even gone to trial yet. Many of them are in for possession of pot (those of us who smoked it in our hippie days could have gone to jail, Ron, and that means you, too). Should they be treated worse than dogs in the pound? I don't think so and Jesus urged his followers to visit people in prisons and to be kind to them, so we know where He stood on prisoner abuse.

The Donkey said...
The Donkey's tax dollars paid for yesterday’s Pentagon-sponsored September 11 memorial walk and concert called "Freedom Walk,". The freedom did not extend to the news media or any American's who desired to exercise free speach.The Donkey is surprized that the American trying to enlist people did not get arrested. Maybe tomorrow.

Anonymous said...
it like calling a liberal a retard a tad redundant i know

The Donkey said...
It is now clear that a challenge on this scale requires greater federal authority and a broader role for the armed forces, the institution of our government most capable of massive logistical operations on a moment's notice.The Donkey can not find fault with this statement. Will this be an excuse to take away guns from citizens? US marshalls, directing US military illegaly took away peoples guns. They also illegaly entered private propery and took people out of their homes. It is true that local and state police did the same thing. Why did Bush let this happen?

Ron said...
Oklahoma? I know they would hate it if donkeys could talk.

The Game said...
hey ron...I know you come to my blog...or maybe others who live in your town...why don't you comment..oh, and my blog is in the semi-finals for blog of the year...humor me and votego to my blog for the link

Friday, September 16, 2005

Really Bad Talking Point Spin

Condi thinks even getting a cup of coffee was worse under Saddam Hussien. Baaaa

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Blancos' Actions

A segment of this:

Congressman Conyers issued the following statement:
" would appear that the Governor did take the steps necessary to request emergency and major disaster declarations for the State of Louisiana in anticipation of Hurricane Katrina. (p.11)" The report found that:* All necessary conditions for federal relief were met on August 28. Pursuant to Section 502 of the Stafford Act, "[t]he declaration of an emergency by the President makes Federal emergency assistance available," and the President made such a declaration on August 28. The public record indicates that severa additional days passed before such assistance was actually made available to the State;* The Governor must make a timely request for such assistance, which meets the requirements of federal law. The report states that "[e]xcept to the extent that an emergency involves primarily Federal interests, both declarations of major disaster and declarations of emergency must be triggered by a request to the President from the Governor of the affected state";* The Governor did indeed make such a request, which was both timely and in compliance with federal law. The report finds that "Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco requested by letter dated August 27, 2005...that the President declare an emergency for the State of Louisiana due to Hurricane Katrina for the time period from August 26, 2005 and continuing pursuant to [applicable Federal statute]" and "Governor Blanco's August 27, 2005 request for an emergency declaration also included her determination...that 'the incident is of such severity and magnitude that effective response is beyond the capabilities of the State and affected local governments and that supplementary Federal assistance is necessary to save lives, protect property, public health, and safety, or to lessen or avert the threat of disaster."

My favorite from the comments on this story.

Do you think this will have even a slight impact on the wingnuts? They have already convinced themselves of their own narrative, and no amount of facts or reality will dissuade them from it. On the other hand, the new NEW talking point ricochetting around wingnut land is, "Well, Bush SAID he takes responsibility, so what more do you want? An investigation? That's just blame-gaming! (And besides, Blanco and Nagin are DEMOCRATS! DEMOCRATS, gaddamnit! Do you hear me? DEMOCRATS!)" Sad what passes for thought over on that side of the reality divide.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Let's Go Huntin

This is a small film so its a bit of a download but VERY good and highly recommended. It's worth your time. Unless you are a wingnut. I warn you it will be a waste of YOUR time. So don't go cryin to me if you watch it and don't like it.

This one's especially for you Donkey!

OYE The Freedom

Coffee Table

Wots the deal?

The Toll Of History

I was reading this story about the pResidents' poll numbers and reading the comments wondering how to beat the cheaters. An interesting exchange.

If Kerry had won, would there be any question as to the accuracy of the voting machines?


Puh-leeze. Grow up and get ready for 2008!

See you on the high ground.

And quite appropriate, I thought, response:

History will indeed be the judge, MajorDad1984, and it will certainly not include Bush's cure for cancer, his elimination of WMD's, or his lasting peace in the middle east.
You are on the losing side of history, pal. People supporting this administration now will be like supporters of McCarthy and Roy Cohn. But I suppose you view them as patriots, too.

See you in Poli-Sci class, punk.

Who Gets Our Money?

From the Coffee Table:

Well Well Well So are all you people so stupid as not to see that non of the people in New Orleans or Mississippi are not getting aid from Red Cross, Fema, and only a little from Salvation Army so where did all the donations go??? in the politions or people who run these organizations Pockets , our government sucks ass.

No doubt there is going to be some graf. There always is when we have this much money at stake. As a matter of fact we discussed that today on the show. I don't want to see it and I think we should severly punish any thief of the peoples money.
Where have you been for the last 5 years of soak the poor benefit the rich and multi national corporations? Frankly I would rather have at least some of it go for the good of Americans and America. Iraq is a moneypit that brings 98% of Americans no benefit in blood or treasure. Will you help me hold the thiefs responsible?

We still have the potential to be a great country again. First you need to expose their syncophants. You know, townhall, lamebrain, hadn't any, then we must expurge the lyin bastards that are running the show. Or Vis-versa if you choose.

Might want to read these and rethink your total cynicism.

Here and Here

But then there's This

I must quite heartly agree though that our government sucks ass.