Monday, 24 September 2007

HILLARY CLINTON: LIAR

Ken Berwitz

Hillary Clinton is lying again.

www.sweetness-light.com bring us this:.

Hillary Pretends She Voted Against MoveOn Ad

September 23rd, 2007

From the transcript of Mrs. Bill Clintons appearance Sept. 23, 2007 on NBCs "Meet the Press":

'Meet the Press' transcript for Sept. 23, 2007

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 truth:

Hillary Clinton voted AGAINST the motion to condemn moveon.org's "general betray us" ad.  AGAINST it - as in she would not condemn it.

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.

steve schneider you must remember she is very slick and technically she did not lie. she didn't vote for that motion but has voted for those type of motions in the past i.e. when it was directed at a democrat. what russert neglected to call her on was how can she say he is honorable and patriotic yet call him a liar during his testimony. of course one would need a translator to realize that she did call him a liar. fortunately rudy provided the translation. steve (09/24/07)


SENATOR MICH MCCONNELL, ON AHMADINEJAD SPEAKING AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

Ken Berwitz

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 more.


A STUDY IN SICKNESS

Ken Berwitz

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 terrorism? 

Evidently some family members of 9/11 victims are just fine with this.

Please read the following and see for yourself:.

Ahmadinejad Leaves for New York

 

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 before leaving.

"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 technology.

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 itinerary.

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.

Alireza 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.

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ON COLLEGE JOURNALISM, FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND COURAGE

Ken Berwitz

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

Editorial Raises Eyebrows, Controversy At CSU

UPDATED: 11:54 am MDT September 24, 2007

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 told 7NEWS.

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 necessary.

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.
 
Or...
 
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 have.
 
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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