transcript of Mrs.
Bill Clintons appearance Sept. 23, 2007 on NBCs "Meet the
'Meet the Press' transcript for Sept. 23,
MR. RUSSERT: Let me show you an ad that
has caused a lot of controversy in this debate about Iraq. MoveOn.org
took this ad out, General Petraeus or General Betray Us?: Cooking the
Books for the White House. Do you believe that General David Petraeus has
betrayed the American people?
SEN. CLINTON: Absolutely not. He is
a man of great honor and distinction who has served admirably. I dont
condone anything like that, and I have voted against those who would
impugn the patriotism and the service of the people who wear the uniform of
our country. I don't believe that that should be said about General
Petraeus, and I condemn that....
That's Hillary's verbatim comment. Now the
Hillary Clinton voted AGAINST the motion to condemn moveon.org's
"general betray us" ad. AGAINST it - as in she would not condemn
Hillary Clinton is a liar and has been for a long, long
time. Could she get away with her lies it if she didn't have a complicit
media to run interference for her?
You know the answer.
SENATOR MICH MCCONNELL, ON AHMADINEJAD SPEAKING AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
I like senator McConnell. I have liked him ever since he
stated that campaign finance reform - the McCain-Feingold bill to be exact -
was unworkable. His alternative idea was allowing unlimited donations, but 100%
disclosure of who is giving them.
Did he ever get THAT right!!
Now Senator McConnell has given his opinion of the madman ahmadinejad
speaking at Columbia University. I would like you to see it:.
"It's hard to imagine any nation on
earth that threatens U.S. interests and those of its allies much more than
Iran. It's equally hard to imagine any great American University of
generations past inviting a world leader to its campus who supported groups
that kill U.S. soldiers and Marines.
"Think of the irony: Columbia University, home
of the core curriculum that prizes an in-depth understanding of Western
civilization and the free exchange of ideas is bringing to its campus a state
sponsor of terror.
"A school that rejected the ROTC in 2005 on the
grounds that the 'Dont ask dont tell policy' discriminated against gays now
welcomes a man whose government reportedly executes them.
"Whether Mahmoud Ahmadinejad should be speaking
at Columbia shouldn't be the subject of a philosophical debate. He already
rejected that debate by leading a regime has chosen terrorism over reason and
open dialogue. Under Ahmadinejad, the Iranian regime trains, funds, and
exports terror." .
You've heard of speaking truth to power. Mitch McConnell is speaking truth
to unthinking hypocritical idiocy.
We need more senators like him. A lot
A STUDY IN SICKNESS
If you lost a loved one in the 9/11 terrorist attack, would you be
willing to meet with one of the world's most prolific facilitators of
Evidently some family members of 9/11 victims are just fine with this.
Please read the following and see for yourself:.
Ahmadinejad Leaves for
TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)-
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad left Tehran on Sunday for his third
trip to the United States, saying the visit was a good chance to present
Iran's solutions for the problems of the world.
Ahmadinejad, who is due to
address the UN General Assembly in New York and hold other meetings, said
he would be meeting "intellectuals and independent US politicians" on his
trip to Tehran's arch foe.
"The General Assembly of the United
Nations is a good opportunity to present the solutions of the Iranian
people to solve the problems of the world," the president told reporters
"The United States has had influence in
international relations since World War II but the American people have
suffered in diverse ways and have been deprived of access to accurate
information," he added.
"We need to take advantage of such
opportunities to present the positions of the Iranian people as they (the
Americans) are very keen to hear them."
Since taking office,
Ahmadinejad has addressed the UN General Assembly in both 2005 and 2006.
During his two-day sojourn in New York, the Iranian president, who
will be accompanied by a group of high-ranking officials, is also
scheduled to attend bilateral talks with several of his counterparts and
meet Iranians residing in the US.
Ahmadinejad is also set to use a
speech at a leading US university to challenge George W Bush at a time of
high tensions with Washington over his country's pursuit of nuclear
The invitation by New York's Columbia University to
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is attracting growing criticism from the US hawks
ahead of his arrival on Sunday.
Meetings with the
survivors and bereaved families of the 9-11 incident, journalists and
critics of the Bush administration are also included in Ahmadinejad's
After attending the UN meeting, which will be
his third since he ascended to power more than two years ago, the
president will leave New York for the Venezuelan capital city of Caracas.
This is while the US administration, in a blatant violation of
diplomatic norms, refrained from issuing an entry visa for Iran's
ambassador to Geneva and chairman of the Group 15.
Moayyeri, who heads the Group 15 in Geneva, was due to present an annual
report to a meeting of the foreign ministers of the group on the sidelines
of the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York next Friday.
International rules require the Untied States, as the host to the
UN headquarters, to issue visa for other countries' envoys to the United
Nations and to refrain from disrupting the operations of the world body.
Due to similar incidents in the past, Iran has called on the UN
member states to change the UN headquarters from New York to Geneva or a
more convenient and impartial place.
As you can see, not only is the madman ahmadinejad a welcome visitor for
these sick fools, but for Columbia University as well, which I blogged about
several days ago.
About 3,000 people died on 9/11. Add in family members and you are in
the tens of thousands. It stands to reason that in a sample that large you
will get some number of sick fools. This is proof.
Maybe the so-called "Jersey Girls" can bake him a nice pound cake....and
invite cindy sheehan over so he'll have a date.
Things like this cause me to despair for the future of our country.
ON COLLEGE JOURNALISM, FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND COURAGE
So you think that today's collegiate types don't know how to have a good
time? Well here, courtesy of www.thedenverchannel.com, we are able
to see a sampling of contemporary college whimsey:
Profane Language Puts Student
Editor's Job On Line
FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- A four-word editorial with a
four-letter word in it is sparking a spirited discussion on free speech at
Colorado State University.
The Rocky Mountain Collegian published an
editorial on page 4 of the paper Friday which read "Taser this ... F*** Bush."
The expletive was spelled out.
The last two words were in bold type, larger
than most headlines. A caption below said, "This column represents the views of
the Collegian's Editorial Board."
"I think they went over the line a little bit,
but it's free speech and they're allowed to write what they want," one student
The editorial comes fresh on the heels of
freedom of speech issues that arose from the Tasering of a Florida student at a
Sen. John Kerry speech.
Collegian Editor David McSwane said a group of
seven student editors discussed the statement for several hours before agreeing
to publish it.
"We felt it illustrated our point about
freedom of speech," McSwane told 7NEWS. "I think we could write 250 words and
ramble on and I don't think anyone would pay attention."
In a letter to the University Community and
Collegian readers, McSwane wrote, "While the editorial board feels strongly with
regard to First Amendment issues, we have found the unintended consequences of
such a bold statement to be extremely disheartening."
McSwane told 7NEWS that ads from the CSU
Bookstore were pulled from the paper in response to the editorial. Bookstore
managers declined to comment.
The Associated Press Saturday reported the
student newspaper has lost $30,000 in advertising and had to cut pay and other
budgets by 10 percent because of fallout.
CSU released a statement Friday that said in
part, "While we understand that the editorial in today's Rocky Mountain
Collegian is upsetting and offensive to many people, CSU is prohibited by law
from censoring or regulating the content of its student media publications."
McSwane said that the editorial wasn't about
the president, but about freedom of speech.
"I think it's been blown a little bit out of
proportion, it's been turned into more of a political issue," he said in a story
posted Monday. "Historically our 'Our Views' are not in favor of President Bush.
Very often we slam him on that same section, so the issue wasn't what we said,
it was how we said it. To us, it was a free speech issue."
The Collegian will not be suspended by the
university, he said.
CSU Republicans mounted a petition drive on
Monday calling for McSwane to resign.
Also on Monday, the newspaper printed an
opinion piece defending the story. Click here to read the op-ed story on The Rocky Mountain Collegian.
The Board of Student Communications has the
authority to hear any and all grievances and complaints related to student media
operations. The BSC can also remove student managers, like McSwane, if it deems
A special meeting of the BSC is set for
Tuesday at 7 p.m. to hear student comments regarding the editorial.
McSwane said he knows his job is on the line.
"I plan to be honest," he said. "Our
intentions weren't 'Hey, let's upset the community.' It was, 'Let's get college
students to talk about freedom of speech.'".
Hey, can you imagine that people may be offended
by this? How can anyone find that headline controversial.
These are COLLEGE STUDENTS, for god sake. They're just having a little
good, clean fun. And all in the name of that most sacred of traditional
USA values; freedom of speech.
Maybe they're just infantile little jerks who are more
interested in creating a little shock value to make a "name" for themselves than
in anything else. Maybe this is an example of emotional immaturity
conjoining with the perceived invincibility some college students think they
Do I think this is an exercise in freedom of speech?
No, I do not. I think it is an exercise in these students proving that
they are self -indulgent little babies.
If they want to courageously demonstrate freedom of speech,
they'd have put up an editorial that PRAISES President Bush, or shows the
case for supporting the war in Iraq, or talks about what a lying
money-grasping person Hillary Clinton is, or how Barack Obama, with no
qualifications to be president, would be laughed out of the race were it not for
the fact that he is Black.
Cursing a president that media hates and who has a low
approval rating is not courageous. It is the journalistic equivalent of
shooting fish in a barrel.
But it does serve an important purpose for immature
children like these. It makes them feel far more courageous and far more
important than they are. Maybe than they'll ever be.
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