Thursday, 08 November 2007
BILL CLINTON: ALREADY IN MID-SEASON FORM
Here, courtesy of www.sweetness-light.com, is proof that
Bill Clinton, who can lie smoothly enough to sell oil to a Saudi prince, is
still at the top of his game. Only now he's doing it on behalf of his
November 7th, 2007
You have probably heard by now Mr. Clintons
defense of his wifes latest gaffe wherein he referenced
If not, here is the text, courtesy of the
DNCs Associated Press:
Text of Bill Clintons Comments
Here is a text of former President Clintons
comments Monday night in Las Vegas on the criticism of his wife, Democratic
front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton:
When that scandalous Swift Boat ad was run
against Senator Kerry. When there was an ad that defeated Max Cleland
in Georgia, a man that left half his body in Vietnam. And a guy that led
several departments with Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden because he dared
to vote against the presidents version of the Homeland Security
bill. Most Americans still dont know the truth. The president was
against the Homeland Security Bill for 8 1/2 months. And Karl Rove
told him they were going to lose the 2002 election unless the American people
were scared about terror again. So they decided to be for a bill they
So they decided to be for a bill they opposed.
And they put a poison pill in it. That bill was designed by the president to
take the job rights away from 170,000 federal employees that had no access to
secure information, no access to secure technology. No business being treated
like CIA. We need to be able to fire CIAs. .. But we dont need to treat
secretaries at FEMA that way. The whole thing was a scam.
So Max Cleland said, I didnt go to Vietnam and
leave one arm and two legs to come home and hold my job by stripping the job
rights of 170,000 good, hardworking Americans. I dont want to do it.
So they put an ad on comparing him to Saddam Hussein and Osama bin
Laden. Why am I saying this?
Because, I had the feeling that at the end of
that last debate we were about to get into cutesy land
Well lets look at the ad the Saxby Chambliss camp
put out about Max Cleland, courtesy of YouTube:
Chambliss Ad - Cleland
See if you can find where Mr. Cleland was ever
compared to Saddam Hussein or Bin Laden, like Mr. Clinton falsely claimed above,
and as he has so often falsely claimed elsewhere.
For instance, here is Mr. Clintion propounding the
same lie practically word for word three years ago, via the very prestigious
William J. Clinton Foundations website:
Remarks at Charles Schwab Institutional Impact
November 10, 2004
So they jiggered around with the Homeland
Security Bill, that they had opposed themselves for eight months, and put a
couple of things in there that were poison pills to the Democrats, including
(when they reorganized it) taking all the civil service protections away from
170,000 Federal employees, who had nothing to do with your security. No access
to confidential information or technology.
So Max Cleland in Georgia said, Look, I want to
vote for this Bill but I cant do this. This is not right. This has nothing to
do with homeland security. These people dont work here. You cant just take
all their civil service protections away because you put them in a government
So the administration and Max
Clelands opponent in Georgia, Saxby Chambliss, ran ads comparing Max Cleland
to Saddam Hussein and they beat him. Max Cleland lost two legs, just
below the hip, and an arm in Vietnam. Saxy Chambliss, like me, had a
deferment, and it worked. Now, when you can assassinate people with those
kinds of lies, why would you ever cooperate with
Pretty shameless, is it not? Especially this
Now, when you can assassinate people with those
kinds of lies, why would you ever cooperate with
So sayeth the master of political assassination by
(And yes, of course the William J. Clinton
Foundation is 501c3 tax-payer supported charity.) .
Lots of politicians lie. Some lie a lot. A few seem to do very little other than lie.
And once in a great while you get a politician who not only lies all
the time but is so good at it that a segment of the population laps every lie up,
like a cat in the cream bowl.
That, folks, is the story of Bill Clinton. And if we elect Hillary
we'll have him for four to eight more years. Lucky
MORE INCONVENIENT TRUTH ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING
Here, courtesy of www.newsbusters.org, is the latest climate
heavyweight to debunk al gore's BS...er, brilliant science about global
Weather Channel Founder: Global
Warming Greatest Scam in History
If the founder of The Weather Channel
spoke out strongly against the manmade global warming myth, might media members
We're going to find out the answer to
that question soon, for John Coleman wrote an article published at
ICECAP Wednesday that should certainly garner attention from press members --
assuming journalism hasn't been completely replaced by propagandist activism,
Coleman marvelously began (emphasis
added, h/t NB reader coffee250):
It is the
greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it.
Global Warming; It is a SCAM. Some dastardly scientists with
environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to
create in [sic] allusion of rapid global warming. Other scientists of the same
environmental whacko type jumped into the circle to support and broaden the
"research" to further enhance the totally slanted, bogus global warming claims.
Their friends in government steered huge research grants their way to keep the
movement going. Soon they claimed to be a consensus.
Environmental extremists, notable politicians
among them, then teamed up with movie, media and other liberal,
environmentalist journalists to create this wild "scientific" scenario of the
civilization threatening environmental consequences from Global Warming unless
we adhere to their radical agenda. Now their ridiculous manipulated science
has been accepted as fact and become a cornerstone issue for CNN, CBS, NBC,
the Democratic Political Party, the Governor of California, school teachers
and, in many cases, well informed but very gullible environmental
conscientious citizens. Only one reporter at ABC has been allowed to
counter the Global Warming frenzy with one 15 minutes documentary segment.
I have read dozens of scientific papers. I have
talked with numerous scientists. I have studied. I have thought about it. I
know I am correct. There is no run away climate change. The impact of
humans on climate is not catastrophic. Our planet is not in peril. I am
incensed by the incredible media glamour, the politically correct silliness
and rude dismissal of counter arguments by the high priest of Global Warming.
In time, a decade or two, the
outrageous scam will be obvious.
Uh oh. Another heretic. Get that oil into the
cauldron again and let me know when it boils. Or maybe we can build
another stake to attach this guy to, the marshmallows were great last
I wonder how many degrees of separation there are between Al
Gore's loyal sycophants and Cotton Mather's. I guess we'll find out
HUGO CHAVEZ AND "DEMOCRACY"
My son Scott sent me this Associated Press article about that paradigm of
Democracy, Hugo Chavez, and his latest effort to advance "democracy" in
Scott wondered why I hadn't blogged about it. And that made me
wonder about the same thing. So here it is. The bold print is
8 Injured After Anti-Hugo Chavez
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) Gunmen opened
fire on students returning from a march Wednesday in which 80,000 people
denounced President Hugo Chavez's attempts to expand his power. At least eight
people were injured, including one by gunfire, officials
Photographers for The Associated Press saw
at least four gunmen their faces covered by ski masks or T-shirts firing
handguns at the anti-Chavez crowd. Terrified students ran through the campus as
National Guard troops gathered outside the Central
University of Venezuela, the nation's largest and a center for opposition to
Chavez's government. Venezuelan law bars state security forces from entering the
campus, but Luis Acuna, the minister of higher education, said they could be
called in if the university requests them.
Antonio Rivero, director of Venezuela's Civil
Defense agency, told local Union Radio that at least eight people were injured,
including one by gunfire, and that no one had been killed. Earlier, Rivero said
he had been informed that one person had died in the violence.
The violence broke out after anti-Chavez
demonstrators led by university students marched peacefully to the Supreme
Court to protest constitutional changes that Venezuelans will consider in a
Later, Globovision television broadcast a video of
armed men riding motorcycles arriving at the university, where they entered the
same building in which several of the gunmen were located. The pistol-toting men
stood at the doorway one of them firing a handgun in the air as people fled
Justice Minister Pedro Carreno blamed
students, university authorities, opposition parties and the media for the
"We want to urge the media to reflect, to stop
broadcasting biased news through media manipulation, filling a part of the
population with hate," Carreno said during a nationally televised
He did not provide details regarding the number of
injured or if any suspects were arrested, saying only that angry students
surrounding the building wanted to lynch those inside.
The amendments being protested would
abolish presidential term limits, give the president control over the Central
Bank and let him create new provinces governed by handpicked
The protesters demand the referendum be suspended,
saying the amendments would weaken civil liberties in one of South America's
oldest democracies and give Chavez unprecedented power to declare states of
"Don't allow Venezuela to go down a path that
nobody wants to cross," student leader Freddy Guevara told
Chavez, who was first elected in 1998, denies the
reforms threaten freedom. He says they would instead move Venezuela toward what
he calls "21st century socialism."
The Supreme Court is unlikely to act on
the students' demands, given that pro-Chavez lawmakers appointed all 32 of its
Hundreds of National Guardsmen and police were
posted along the march route to prevent clashes between protesters and Chavez
sympathizers, but they were restricted from entering the campus. .
For the last several days, our fiercely neutral media
(yes, that is a sarcasm) have been johnny-on-the-spot condemning a key ally,
pervez musharraf of Pakistan, for imposing marshall law as violence continues
on the streets of its cities. Do I trust musharraf or think he is a true
believer in anything but his furtherance in power? No and no. But at
least I can find a reason for what he did other
than that furtherance of power.
By contrast, hugo chavez, an enemy of the USA whom we are forced to rely on
for oil, is attacking people who assembled and marched
peacefully. They marched to try to prevent chavez from
removing some of the last vestiges of what used to be their Democracy - the rest of
which he has already taken away since his 100% fraudulent "re-election".
To find this story, forget the front page. Try flipping through the
news section and maybe it will be there somewhere.
Think I'm exaggerating? Then look at today's New York Times.
Pakistan makes the front page, above the fold. Venezuela is a small
article buried at the bottom of page 14.
But all is not lost. Maybe jimmy carter, the astoundingly inept former
president who, politically, has done little since his one-term presidency other
than advocate on behalf of people who hate the USA while attacking our
President, can come to the rescue.
If jimmy carter went on TV and assured the assorted dupes and left wing
nutcakes who still take him seriously that chavez is acting to enhance
rather than destroy Venezuela's democracy, THAT would probably make the
GIULIANI AND ROBERTSON???
Now that, in a truly bizarre piece of political theater, Pat Robertson
has endorsed Rudy Giuliani's bid to become President, the weight of the
religious right is coming down on Robertson. Hard.
Read it for yourself, courtesy of www.lifenews.com:.
Pro-Life Advocates Blast Pat
Robertson for Rudy Giuliani Endorsement
November 8, 2007
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The reaction from the pro-life
community to Pat Robertson's endorsement of pro-abortion ex-New York mayor Rudy
Giuliani for the GOP nomination for president has been strong. Several pro-life
groups and leaders issued statements Wednesday and Thursday saying Robertson has
"sold out" the pro-life movement.
The evangelical leader said he backed Giuliani
because of other political issues -- most particularly his leadership after the
terrorist attacks and against Islamic extremism.
But pro-life advocates say Giuliani's position in
favor of legalized abortion and his long record opposing any limits on the
practice outweighs any other political considerations.
"Pat Robertson is leading pro-family voters astray
by abandoning moral standards for government," Campaign for Children and
Families president Randy Thomasson told LifeNews.com.
"This shocking news is a 180-degree turn by the
founder of the Christian Coalition. Pat Robertson is casting a blind eye to Rudy
Giuliani's big-time advocacy" of abortion, Thomasson said.
Phoenix attorney John Jakubczyk, the former
president of Arizona Right to Life, joined in as well.
"I think a lot of people are going to abandon Pat
Robertson," Jacubczyk told KTAR. "A lot of people who have in the past held him
in respect are going to be questioning his judgment."
The pro-life advocate said he had problems with
Giuliani not only because he supports legal abortion but because he won't put
his so-called personal opposition to abortion into policy.
"If he says, personally, he's opposed to abortion,
then why shouldn't he want the law to reflect protection for innocent human
life?" Jacubczyk asked. "I find a certain hypocrisy not only with the liberal
candidate who says `I'm personally opposed, but,' but also with the conservative
candidate who says `I'm personally opposed, but.'"
Robertson said he also backed Giuliani because the
ex-mayor will appoint strict constructionist judges, but Jacubczyk is not sold
"What he (Giuliani) has told all the social
conservatives is that `you can trust me to tell the truth because I will appoint
conservative judges and that's what it's all about,'" Jacubczyk said. "From my
perspective, it's more than that. It's about having a candidate who has a
consistent respect for human life across the board.".
Personally, I can't begin to figure
this one out.
Rudy Giuliani has always been
"pro-choice". He has never shrunk from this position, right up to the
How Pat Robertson, with
his political and religious views, could support Giuliani, is beyond my
ability to understand. Nor am I sure that this is going to help Mr.
Giuliani in the long run.
I do think that a good many
pro-lifers would vote for Giuliani if he were running against, say, Hillary
Clinton, because as distasteful as Giuliani's position on abortion is, Clinton's
is worse - and Giuliani is going to be seen as far better on other
positions. And some, I am certain are going to reject him and go
But I find it hard to believe that
many hardline pro-lifers are going to come running to a Giuliani candidacy
because Pat Robertson said they should.
On the other side of the coin, I
wonder how many Giuliani supporters are now going to think twice about him
because of the Robertson endorsement. Does this mean he's about to flip,
partially or wholly, on abortion? It certainly is something to
I know that, as a long time Giuliani
fan, I'm going to be watching this one very closely. If Mr. Giuliani
starts waffling on abortion, I am going to have to think some more about how
trustworthy he is.
Boy do I hope that isn't what
CHARLES RANGEL: UNTOUCHABLE
What can anyone do about Charles Rangel, the loopy Democratic congressperson
form New York?
Rangel is a Black Democrat representing Harlem. This means that he
gets a minimum of 85% of the vote in his district, but if he dies
during the campaign his corpse only gets 65 - 70%.
There is a list of ridiculous, maybe even deranged comments Mr. Rangel has
made over the years far too long to put on this blog. But, sadly, there is
also a list of things he has done which would have gotten most other
congresspeople reprimanded, censured or bounced out altogether.
Not for Charles Rangel, though. Democrats are scared excrementless of doing
anything about him because of his iconic status among Black voters, the same way
they are scared excrementless of doing anything about al sharpton's influence
within the party.
Here is a piece by Ed Morrissey of www.captainsquartersblog.com that lays out the
latest Rangel outrage. Please read it and think about what would happen
to, say, a Republican from Nebraska, if he/she behaved the same way:.
Charlie Rangel recently cost the American taxpayer
$3 million in earmarks for his Monument to Me, a series of proposals to fund
programs at CCNY that use his name as titles. Rangel may cost American taxpayers
billions with his latest tax schemes, one of which benefits those nearest and dearest to his campaign coffers -- including a donor already undergoing an IRS
The chairman of the House Ways and
Means Committee has proposed legislation that would effectively halt some
current tax audits of people who get a tax break for living and operating a
business in the United States Virgin Islands.
Many beneficiaries of the tax break are campaign
contributors to the lawmaker, Representative Charles B. Rangel, Democrat of
New York, according to data collected by CQ MoneyLine, which tracks political
At least one of them, Richard G. Vento, is
currently under audit, according to court filings. Mr. Vento gave $4,400 last
year to the Baucus-Rangel Leadership Fund, which supports Mr. Rangel and
Senator Max Baucus, the Montana Democrat who heads the Senate Finance
Beneficiaries of the tax break including Michael
W. Masters and Richard H. Driehaus, money managers, accounted for more than
half the $51,900 that individuals in the Virgin Islands gave last year to
Rangel for Congress, the chairmans campaign organization. Mr. Rangel raised
almost three times as much from such donors last year as in any other year in
the MoneyLine database.
Mr. Rangel says his measure is simply an effort
to address a discrepancy between the Internal Revenue Services treatment of
Americans living in the Virgin Islands and its treatment of their mainland
counterparts. Except in cases of fraud, the agency has three years to cite
errors in a mainland residents tax payments. But since 2006, under I.R.S.
rulings stemming from the agencys efforts to crack down on abuse of the tax
break, it has faced no such time limit in auditing Virgin Islands
I seem to recall a presidential election not too
long ago when people like Vento came under specific fire for their off-shore
activities. Democrats talked about hiking taxes and eliminating shelters for
investors in the same class as Masters and Dreihaus, who put their cash out of
the reach of the IRS. John Kerry campaigned on the notion that closing loopholes
that drove investors to the Virgin Islands would recoup enough cash to fund some
of the social projects that he proposed to start as President.
My, how times have changed! Now having donors from
Virgin Island investors has become the fashion -- as has treating them with
deference and expanded tax shelters. Rangel wants to protect his donors by
essentially interfering with IRS audits already in progress, while at the same
time sticking Americans with new taxes that will hammer their own investment
Rangel's manipulation of laws for the benefit of
his donors should gain the widest possible exposure. Will Democrats who
demagogued on the offshore-investor issue sit quietly while rangel runs
interference for the same class of presumed villains with the IRS? Or will they
put an end to the obvious payoff that Rangel attempted to deliver for their
financial support? .
See that last part, the one I put in bold print? The answer is yes to
the first question and no to the second. You know it and I know it.
This man chairs the house ways and means committee. If that doesn't
scare you, nothing will. He is a national embarrassment and it is time to
remove him from this chair. But I have a feeling that it will never happen
unless nancy pelosi can replace him with William Jefferson or Alan