Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Coultergeist Biach

Dear Den,

Last night I had an important talk with Ann Coulter and I want to tell you what happened.

On Monday, Ann announced that instead of using more homophobic slurs to attack John, she will just wish that John had been "killed in a terrorist assassination plot."

Where I am from, when someone does something that displeases you, you politely ask them to stop. So when I heard Ann was going to be on "Hardball" last night, I decided to call in and ask her to engage on the issues and stop the personal attacks. I told her these kinds of personal attacks lower our political dialogue at precisely the time when we need to raise it, and set a bad example for our children.

How did she respond? Sadly, perhaps predictably, with more personal attacks.

John's campaign is about the issues—but pundits like Ann Coulter are trying to shout him down. If they will not stop, it is up to us cut through the noise. Help us fight back—please give what you can today.

There are just over 3 days left to hit our $9 million goal for the end of the quarter. If we make it, we can directly reach voters in Iowa, New Hampshire, and all over the country with our detailed plans on the issues that matter. Please give what you can right now to help raise the dialogue and show that Ann Coulter-style politics will never carry the day.

Why do Ann Coulter and other right-wing pundits keep attacking John? Because John's bold, specific plans hit them where it hurts: solving global warming, ending the war, building a fair economy—John's agenda threatens everything these talking heads and their corporate cronies stand for.

And they know John can win—just last week a new poll showed that John is the only Democratic candidate who beats all the possible Republican challengers—by an average of 13 points. So they are trying to take John down early. Their strategy is to sling mud and manufacture scandals—about houses, haircuts and anything else they can think of—to discredit John and take down our movement for change.

The best way to beat them is also the right way—take our message of substance straight to the voters. And that is exactly what this campaign is all about.

But we need your help to hit our goal. Please give what you can today.

And thank you for all that you do to support this cause.


- Elizabeth Edwards
Wednesday June 27, 2007

What evil spawn is the she-devil Coulter? which end of the devil did she emerge.

I have no respect at all for Tweety and his "she sells books". MSNBC ought to pull him and drop him in the same bucket as Imus for being a reprehensible media shill for the Reich Wing and sponsoring irresponsible journalism.

What does this teach our children? Wishing someone dead on national TV is OK?

What's next? will the biach arm herself and try to take out Edwards?

Giving air time to pure psychos, MSNBC has proven their worth among the rest of the media,

about 25 cents.



DEN said...

Elizabeth Edwards, despite her challenging illness, has stood up to the thuggish behavior of another Reich Wing slug spewing vile comments.

I would vote for her for President in a millisecond over ole Hill, she is a woman of substance, not rhetoric.

micki said...

I think Ann the Man has inadvertantly assisted the John Edwards campaign in its fundraising efforts.

micki said...

Den, with all due respect, if journalism is defined as writing or broadcasting designed to appeal to current popular taste or public interest, then Ann C. is a "journalist."


micki said...

...due respect to YOU (Den), not to Ann C.

micki said...

Speaking of women in the Ann C. genre.... I see on AOL's opening news page that Nancy Grace is having twins.


DEN said...

Yup, Tabloid journalist.
A dingo ate my baby!

I tell ya, I don't get no respect!
Rodney Dangerfield

Alan said...

Yeah, I seen that clip last night at "Crooks...". The bitch sits there and messes with her hair 'n shyt, while one idiot is holding a sign that says "Marry Me Ann". It's enough to make you do a Gerald (puke). Elizabeth Edwards repeatedly asked her nicely to refrain from personal attacks and da bitch would spin it into saying she was trying to silence her. That would fly for the non-thinkers, but others could clearly see she was asking her only to stop the personal attacks.

Part 4 of the Chainee series points out how he personally interfered in a case to keep the water flowing to farmers and businesses when the water levels on that river were identified as critical to fish and the environment. Completely foreseen end result: biggest fish kill in our nations history. But his buddies were happy!
I honestly can't think of ONE fkn thing he or them have had a hand in, that they didn't screw it up.

•c•arol said...

Jon Stewart has been excellent the past couple days on the Cheney thing. I ADORE his show! So smart. It should be required watching by all Americans! Same goes for Colbert.

Nice and hot here! My T-shirt is sticking to me as I type. I love it! Summer is my favorite. The pool water is perfect at 84°. I'll hit that way later after a day of sweating. Been working on a rock project outside. I always pick the hottest days of the year to do grunt work like that. Duh.

Off to read some news certain to piss me off. Later guys.....

Alan said...

Nice and hot here! My T-shirt is sticking to me as I type. I love it! Summer is my favorite.

Carol, you'd be in hog heaven here then! We have about 6 months of summer, where shade is PRIME real estate because of the blistering heat. You can soak your clothes in sweat going into a store from the parking lot. Our shopping malls have old folk "mall walkers" because it's wayyyyyy too hot to stay healthy by walking outside.

DEN said...

OH Shyt! Happy B-day Hajji,

jeez I'm slacking here.

micki said...

There once was a lady from Stockbridge,
Who thrived on heat while sweating a smidge,
But many of us
Liked cooler, and thus...
Preferred temps in the range of inside the fridge!

micki said...

Happy B-day, Hajji!

Make a wish!

Gerald said...

The spewing of hate messages is serious business and it is hurting America. People, like Coulter, Hannity, O'Reilly, and Limbaugh, are also damaging our children who listen to these words of hatred. America's soul is wallowing in the abyss of hell.

Gerald said...

If this is Jesus, we gotta talk

Gerald said...

Will America ever wake up?

Gerald said...

I know that many of my posts come across as doomsaying. Such posts can hurt people but the hatred that comes from the mouths of Nazis will eventually dry rot the American way of life.

Hatred begets hatred and it also destroys a person or persons.

Gerald said...

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. - Friedrich Nietzsche

DEN said...

Gerald said...

"I know that many of my posts come across as doomsaying."

Ya might say that.

But we like you anyway.

Just remember Gerald, it is not healthy to leave your mind in a sea of despair, need to put it away for a time during the day and enjoy yourself with a hobby or something.

It's all about balance.

Hajji said...

I made my wish...AND!!

Nope...didn't work...

(m)Ann Coulter is still gettin' airtime that doesn't include her having all the vile, offacious things she's publicly wished upon others happening to her simultaneously.

Oh, well.

...and thanx for the birthday thoughts.

After almost 2 weeks of camping, beaching, water-park-ing...the day was a blessed respite from heat and travel.


micki said...

I read that undue stress and foie gras contribute to the onset of Alzheimer's.

So, Gerald don't cook your goose by stressing too much.

micki said...

June 20, 2007

A study published on June 18 in the American Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found a link between the consumption of foie gras and other meat products and a number of diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes mellitus type 2, tuberculosis, and amyloidosis. The link exists in genetically susceptible individuals.

The study was lead by Alan Solomon, M.D., a professor and researcher at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine and the director of the Human Immunology and Cancer / Alzheimer's Disease and Amyloid-Related Disorders Research Program.

Amyloidoses are a group of disease states caused by the deposition in vital organs of proteins in the form of fibrils, causing a range of symptoms such as swelling and kidney damage. The deposition of amyloid beta in the brain is central in the origin of the disease process of Alzheimer's disease. Foie gras is made from the livers of ducks or geese that have been force-fed.

According to Solomon, "we posit that this and perhaps other forms of amyloidosis may be transmissible, akin to the infectious nature of prion-related illnesses [such as mad cow disease]."

"In addition to foie gras, meat derived from sheep and seemingly healthy cattle may represent other dietary sources of [the fibrils]." "People with a family history of Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis or other amyloid-associated diseases should avoid consuming foie gras and other foods that may be contaminated with fibrils."

David B. Benson said...

I saw two squirrels today! Both raiding the same open Dumpster.

Where is the murder of crows when you need them?

micki said...

Possible Link: Stress and Alzheimer's

micki said...

I went to a second-hand store named THE LUCKY DUMPSTER in Edison, WA, a couple of weeks ago (where Edward R. Murrow grew up) and bought my daughter a pattern.

...speaking of dumpsters :-)

º¿carol said...

Chipmunk alert! When Bob gets home we sit on the patio and yak and what did we see? A chipmunk ran across the backyard and off into the cornfield. Phew. Don't want HIS kind living here. Two days ago we saw a squirrel pass across the front of the property. He kept on truckin', too. I REALLY don't want his kind here. Bird feeders, don't ya know.

I didn't do rocks today because it actually rained! Only about a half inch but maybe that will revive the lawns. I can hear rumbling off in the distance. We sure could use some serious rain like Texas has been getting. :)

Micki, thanks for the limerick. You're so good at them! :)

Hajji said...


Our method of keeping the squirrels in check is the presence of 4 large dogs.

The goats and donkeys might be giving a few of them shelter, (Pabla gets HIGHLY pissed off when the dogs bring me a squirrel) but the hundreds of oaks on my little mountain give the furry lil guys PLENTY of acorns to store, well away from my bird feeders!


ò¿óarol said...

Monday, June 25, 2007
Posted by Jim Hightower

Big news! In an apparent effort to get his job approval rating higher than 30 percent, George W has conceded that global warming does exist, and he has proposed his very own plan for coping with it.

Well... not a plan exactly. His idea is that the nations causing the most climate change (led by the U.S. and China) should meet and set goals for fixing the problem. In other words, his plan is to seek a plan. Still, in the wonderland of BushWorld, that's progress.

Yet, having taken a tentative step forward, Bush quickly took two steps backwards. Just one week after George touted his plan to make a plan, it was revealed that he is drastically cutting back on the scientific effort to collect climate data needed to devise a plan.

Starting next year, six research satellites were to be put into orbits to provide precise measurements of shrinking ice sheets, glaciers, levels of seas and lakes, surface radiation, atmospheric carbon dioxide, and other environmental changes that can only be detected by satellites. However, most of the satellite sensors needed to collect such precise data are being eliminated by the Bushites, and the launch date is being postponed to sometime between 2013 and 2026.

Why? Bush's bean counters say that the $12 billion cost of this research program is too much. Hello... they dump $12 billion into the hellhole of Iraq every two months! These are the people who airlifted $12 billion in cash to Iraq in 2003 – and it simply disappeared. But now that it's money for something that America and the world actually need, they've suddenly turned into penny-pinchers, putting the overall climate program in serious jeopardy.

Ironically, Bush's excuse for taking no action to reduce the pollution that's causing climate change has been that he's committed to researching the problem. Now we see that that's just another Bush lie.

"Fewer U.S. satellites to keep tabs on climate," Star-Ledger, June 5, 2007

David B. Benson said...

Gasoline rationing.

In Iran...

DEN said...

Whata country!

Iran is one of the world's biggest oil producers, but it doesn't have enough refineries, so it must import more than 50 percent of the gasoline its people use. The government says money saved from subsidies can go to building refineries, improving public transit and creating jobs.

But a hike in gas prices last month and now the rationing are feeding discontent with Ahmadinejad, who was elected in 2005 on a platform of helping the poor and fixing Iran's ailing economy. His failure to do so has sparked widespread criticism.

"This man, Ahmadinejad, has damaged all things. The timing of the rationing is just one case," said Reza Khorrami, a 27-year-old teacher who was among those lined up at one Tehran gas station late Tuesday.

Iranians are accustomed to gasoline at rock bottom prices. After a 25 percent hike in prices imposed May 21, gas sells at the equivalent of 38 cents a gallon.


Sniff! sniff!, i,i,i,i,its so sad isn't it?

Sniff! another dip shit wannabe dictator like some we know, bites the dust.



carol said...

I just watched the video of Ann Coulter and Elizabeth Edwards. It's absolutely amazing how BAD Coulter looked trying to act flippant and cool. She kept tossing her hair because she was on the spot and Mathews wasn't on her side either.

It was like watching a troll in person. When can you ever say anything to a troll that gets thru. Coulter's kind of attidtude was, I repeat, simply amazing.

º¿carol said...

Thirty-eight cents a gallon? Well...well, maybe people only earn a dollar a day there! That would explain it. *wink*

David B. Benson said...

$8,700 per capita per annum --- CIA World Factbook

DEN said...

Carol, it would be 'goats per month' or chickens per week, convert to cents per gallon and goats worth 76 cents you could actually get one goat per gallon,

with a few chickens change.

DEN said...

No, wait, no change! just goat!

David B. Benson said...

That's GDP, not personal income.

Forgot to write it...

DEN said...

No wait, TWO gallons for ONE goat, sheesh,

Apply more beer to tongue.


DEN said...

Never was any good at math.

DEN said...

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Lead affects all inhabitants of Earth

DEN said...

Chickens, buzzards, and goats!

Oh my!

What a nature boy am I!

(naturally I'm going to sleep)

carry on!

David B. Benson said...

Another meaning to the old phrase ---

Get the lead out!

micki said...

According to the publication Al-Siyassa Al-Dawliya, the average annual income in Iran is USD$2300.

Just saying...

I have no idea.

David B. Benson said...

Micki --- I'll believe it. That average represents the 15-20% of unemployed adults and the low cash income of subsistence farmers, together with the richer folks in Tehran and the oil producing sections...

micki said...

Even Among Allies, Image of U.S. Drops

Not much we don't already know, but nevertheless very discouraging.

Respondents in a "diverse group of countries" listed environmental degradation as a serious global threat. "In North America and Latin America, majorities in every country -- except the U.S. -- say global warming is a very serious problem," the study found.

A majority or a clear plurality branded the United States as the country "hurting the world's environment the most."

In China, where a booming economy has contributed to severe pollution, 70 percent of respondents cited environmental concerns as a top global danger and 42 percent said global warming was a very serious problem.

China came in a distant second as the country seen as most hurting the environment.

Among Americans, 37 percent listed the environment in general as a top concern, a figure lower than in any other advanced industrialized country, and 47 percent said global warming was a "very" serious problem. One in three Americans blamed the United States for pollution problems.

Dr. B -- looks like there's a helluva lot more work to do in getting the word out!

micki said...

Yes, I see that the $2300 figure seems in the range.


micki said...

I think I'll go stick my head in the sand.

Or put it under my pillow.

Some days I get discouraged.

Tomorrow is another day.

A chance for a better day!!!!

David B. Benson said...

Micki --- Upon reflection, that income figure looks to be the GDP per capita of Iraq.

And yes, we have lots of work to do to get the word out. Tomorrow. Barley-n-hops time now, finally...