Thursday, August 30, 2007

Truth



Speak the truth and you are cast out, lie and you are welcome.

With mans nature being to form common collectives, guess which is the dominant force, truth or lies, after all, no one wants to be rejected.

Even today, some willing to speak up are brow beaten into submission, for the collective. A popular Psychologist in Atlanta once told me that 85% of the people he sees daily, must be told what to do, which if my math serves me right means there are 15% who do not follow that principle.

I am one and most if not all commentors are too.

Free thought is not illegal, yet.

I like Mike.

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47 comments:

DEN said...

Crap is happening at a frantic pace this week and will for some time to come, and could quite possibly get much worse.

Terrification is not my word, it has been used many times before to describe mass submission techniques to bring about control of the masses, usually frightening people into submission.

Fuck the terrificationistsas!

(my word)

micki said...

I sort of like Mike.

I can forgive -- but it's hard to forget -- that he initially won his Senate seat in Alaska, by being DELIBERATELY ambiguous about his Vietnam policy. Afterall, Alaska is home to lots of military...so Mike chose vagueness as a campaign strategy. (BTW, the guy he beat was the popular Democratic senator, Ernest Greuning, who was the other senator who voted AGAINST THE GULF OF TONKIN RESOLUTION. The other senator was Wayne Morse (R-OR).

Oh, well...that's history. Talk away, Mike....people need to hear what you have to say. But presidential material, you're not.

micki said...

Alan -- maybe Faux News was telling us (in code) that you can buy Quaaludes at the airport john.????? :-)

micki said...

Thanks Gerald.

micki said...

Lern something new everyday...I had never seen that word terrification.

micki said...

Learn

micki said...

Iran accepts new UN plan -- moving forward?

Oh, oh...if Iran starts to cooperate too much, the bushevikian warmongers might have to rush up their attack schedule.

DEN said...

Micki, the link is inop.

I was reading about the new spying plan advanced by the "Protect America Act" and wondered why are we worried about being spied upon?

Imagine how much money could be made by electronic surveillance of the Stock Market?

THAT is precisely why these goomers want more surveillance, I would bet on it.

Who could prove it was or was not true?

DEN said...

The Mexicans are coming!! in trucks!!

August 29, 2007

ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — The Teamsters Union said today it will ask a federal appeals courts to block the Bush administration’s plan to begin allowing Mexican trucks to carry cargo anywhere in the United States.

The union said it has been told by officials in the U.S. Transportation Department’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that the first Mexican trucks will be coming across the border on Saturday.

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Teamsters leaders said they planned to seek an emergency injunction today from the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

“What a slap in the face to American workers, opening the highways to dangerous trucks on Labor Day weekend, one of the busiest driving weekends of the year,” said Teamsters President Jim Hoffa.

Joining the Teamsters in seeking the emergency stay were the Sierra Club and Public Citizen.

@ FREEP

NAFTA is turning into another chimpster boondoggle.

Who can assure us this will not put more Americans out of work?

I feel safe too, don't you?

micki said...

I'll try again...IRAN ACCEPTS FRESH NUCLEAR PLAN

micki said...

Den, wouldn't that surveillance be the fox watching the hen house?

Carey said...

Mike Gravel is wise and experienced. That's what we see that we like. He doesn't have anything to loose. Micki, I would venture a guess that the atmosphere back during Viet Nam was just as controversial and full of rancor as now. What am I saying, I was there!

Yes, Gravel tread a fine line like every other politician that gets into the biz. However, his words now are beacons of sanity and perspective.

Just heard that Gates has arranged for Bush to get five different possible options from various military and other relevant yucksters. Yeah, that'll work. Bush listens so carefully.

Bush is offering the same ole, same ole. Once again. "The surge is working, we must maintain our troop levels."

Pop, pop, fizz, fizz, I'm tired today. It's the heat.

I guess this is a long weekend with people starting their vacations today. Man, we never got that at the magazine. There was always a deadline.

DEN said...

Micki, it is the nuke toting Israelis that want Iran to get pasted and if the report is true it will be more difficult to talk of bombing them into submission.

The fox is IN the henhouse and cleaning up on the chickens, with the door closed so no one can see.

It IS the money they are after, not us and by making us feel like WE are the potential subjects of surveillance, distracts us from the real goal.

Lotsa chickens(bucks) in the henhouse called Wall Street and with Rupeet Murdork running the WSJ stops any investigation doesn't it?

Alan said...

...maybe Faux News was telling us (in code) that you can buy Quaaludes at the airport

That's it!! They're showing us how potent their republican quaays are. They're so good, they'll make you want to solicit sex from men in a public bathroom and wear diapers with prostitutes, or prey on young boy congressional pages!
"These 'ludes rock yer world!!" (just be careful going to the bafroom)

lol

Alan said...

One for Micki from Mad Kane...

she's written 3 limericks about the bafroom bandit

A Trio Of Limericks For Idaho Senator Larry Craig
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Craig confessed to a crime in the loo
He proclaims that he never would do,
Cuz he’s straight as can be:
He was just there to pee,
And perversions he’d always eschew.

When Larry was under arrest,
He was stressed, which is why he confessed.
All his actions are pure
And he’s really demure
And not gay … except when undressed.

Larry Craig says he has a wide stance
In the john when he zips down his pants:
He’s an innocent man.
His arrest in the can
Was an error, cuz Craig ain’t no nance.

DEN said...

I don't know about you guys but this craigasm BS has grown toooooo many legs.

Another pervert repug,

This is a revelation?

They are all NUTZ!

Story should have died on page 10, Tuesday.

DEN said...

Good limerick however.

Gerald said...

I try to balance my posting between Alternate Reality and Dancing with Fools. Today, I have posted several articles and comments on Alternate Reality for the thought processes.

micki said...

Well, Den, Dana Perino wouldn't say whether the pResident thinks Larry Craig should resign -- would only say that bush wants it "resolved quickly" -- so, I for one, hope the story stays alive for a while longer. Make 'em squirm.

Carey -- Mike Gravel gets a lot of attention for a presidential candidate who had $498 on hand according to the last campaign reporting period -- if it weren't for a $4,416 loan, his campaign would be in the hole. Don't get me wrong...I say more power to him for getting his word out on a shoestring. But, frankly, I think he's getting more attention than is warranted.

Where is Carol?

micki said...

Alan...I went to MadKane's site and posted my Craig limerick...but it says it's awaiting moderation.

Moderation? Why start now? :-))

micki said...

Oh, I meant to say...John Nichols @ The Nation has suggested that Bruce Fein be picked for AG.

WTF is he smoking? It's a reasonable idea, given that Bruce Fein believes in upholding the Constitution but......

Fein has said bush should be impeached!

Oy.

DEN said...

Micki, what happens between consenting adults is NO big deal to me, Senator or not.

Granted it could be a much better location other than a stinky public bathroom.

The problem is MSP airport allowing the behavior where children could be present in the first place, it was a righteous bust.

THAT is where I draw the line of tolerance, when children could be exposed(no pun) to deviant behavior.

Get a room at the No-Tell-Motel!!

Carey said...

Lotsa chickens(bucks) in the henhouse called Wall Street and with Rupeet Murdork running the WSJ stops any investigation doesn't it?

Wow. Of course. Knew it had to be something like that. Gee, you put it all together. Good one.

Story should have died on page 10, Tuesday.

The story is the hypocrisy. It's been sullied by gutter minds all the way 'round.

Gerald, I believe, is subtly suggesting a visit to AR as so many people appear to be on vacation.

I only discussed Gravel cuz Den did.

Uh oh, about Carol. I thought yesterday she must be getting the rig put up. Power out?

Good limerick.

David B. Benson said...

I tried three times to correctly type one simple line. Couldn't. So I'm taking a blogging break.

Don't know about the senior senator from Idaho, but when I am annoyed with the actions and votes of the junior senator, I call him

Loda!

:-)

David B. Benson said...

Taking the break worked.

Line successfully keyed in.

Back to the salt mine...

micki said...

I don't care what goes on between two, three, or more consenting adults when it comes to private matters...but I do care when an apparently in-the-closet, holier-than-thou, finger-pointing, hypocritical lawmaker, makes, supports and votes for laws that discriminate against any group.

micki said...

I had a relative who lived in LODA, ILLINOIS, for a while.

David B. Benson said...

I need lots grains of salt to help choke down the news these days...

micki said...

Well...I'm not letting this one go...he deserves to be ridiculed!

There once was a guy who went tap, tap, tap,
Put foot in his mouth with a guilty plea rap,
Not charged with pederasty,
He commited a “tapestry”
Wove a ridiculous story, spreading more crap!

DEN said...

Guilty of:

1-Bringing disgrace to the US Senate.

2-Discrimination for reason of sexual preference.

Sentence:

1-Immediate expulsion from the US Senate.

2-relinquish all government benefits and be barred from lobbying.

DEN said...

Still not worth wasting time on an obvious example of what goes around, comes around for a FRIGGIN WEEK!

It is almost as if it was planned.

Maybe he pissed off turd bloat.

Who by the way will end up in freddy's corner if he has not already arrived.

Good part?

We might not get blown up.

David B. Benson said...

Den --- No more water but the fire next time...

Carey said...

Lovely limmerick Micki.

Again, it's the hypocrisy. MIcki fleshed it out a bit. It's Craig's disgraceful hypocrisy, the cruetly and suffering he imposed on people of his own kind. He took his self-loathing and thrust it at similar people fighting the same battles as he.

DEN said...

Name one repug that is not a hypocrite, or a liar, or rich or just plain pinched face dipshits who think their shyt doesn't stink.

They are by their very existence the definition of hypocrisy.

And just plain not nice.

DEN said...

Edwards jumped ahead of ole hill in the polls.

Lets see a show of hands of people that think Edwards will be the chosen one.

Dodd is also an up and comer with the Firefighter union vote, good VP or prez.

with Kucinich, Gravel, all good folks.

Name one repug worth a shit.

*crickets chirping*

Yup, there isn't any, not even pro-lifer paul.

Even turd bloat can't help them now, they better not blow anything up to cancel elections like Gerald suggests, I'd be pissed.

DEN said...

I gotta rest up for friday funnies, zzzz

Alan said...

*slaps knee*

Did y'all see where our Texas governor commuted a death sentence today?!! Who wooda thunk it? We had executions scheduled for three days in a row. They kilt one guy yesterday and are killing one tomorrow, so they got two outta three.

Alan said...

Now Den, those repugs are god-fearing family values folks. Rudy G. loves his family so much, he married a cousin! (I didn't KNOW that till the other day).

micki said...

Well, Den, that would be great if he could be expelled from the Senate...but the reality is, he isn't subject to expulsion. Not legally.

The Repugs and others can ratchet up the heat and force him to DECIDE to quit the Senate, but the decision is his.

He's a fool not to quit, IMO. I mean why does he continue to expose his family to the bright lights and relentless scrutiny?

Planned? I doubt anyone would plan this. If they planned this, they run the risk of Larry Flynt outing the planners!

Carey said...

Edwards will be the chosen one.



Yes. Gut feeling.

Carey said...

Alan,

Which one is the commuted one? The guy who was just at the murder scene and didn't have anything to do with it or know of it? He was just there?

Heard about that on the radio station I may just be losing.

Carey said...

So Carol never showed. Hmmm.

micki said...

Carey -- Not to answer on Alan's behalf, but I got this earlier today from a friend who's exec director of a peace & justice organization:

Victory! Kenneth Foster's Death Sentence Commuted!

Texas Governor Rick Perry has announced that he is commuting Foster's death sentence to life in prison without parole. This is only the 2nd time that a Texas Governor has granted clemency since 1976. (The other case was Henry Lee Lucas in 1998.)

Thank you to everyone who helped draw attention to this case and to the horrors of the entire death penalty system, and thank you to all our members who took action.

To thank Governor Perry for his decision, please contact:

Office of the Governor Main Switchboard: (512) 463-2000
[office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST]

Citizen's Assistance Telecommunications Device
If you are using a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD), call 711 to reach Relay Texas

Office of the Governor Fax: (512) 463-1849

The tide is turning in our favor! Click here to support Death Penalty Focus.

With much appreciation,

The Staff of Death Penalty Focus
(Lance, Stefanie, Alison, Yoko and John)



Governor Perry's Statement

Aug. 30, 2007
Perry Commutes Death Sentence

AUSTIN: Gov. Rick Perry today commuted the death sentence of Kenneth Eugene Foster of San Antonio to life imprisonment after the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles (TBPP) recommended such action.

On May 6, 1997, Foster was sentenced to death for his role in the 1996 capital murder of Michael LaHood. Foster sought to have his death sentence commuted to a life sentence arguing that he did not shoot the victim, but merely drove the car in which that the actual killer was riding. In addition, Foster was tried along side the actual killer, Maurecio Brown, and the jury that convicted Foster also considered punishment for both him and his co-defendant in the same proceeding.

After carefully considering the facts of this case, along with the recommendations from the Board of Pardons and Paroles, I believe the right and just decision is to commute Foster's sentence from the death penalty to life imprisonment, Gov. Perry said. "I am concerned about Texas law that allows capital murder defendants to be tried simultaneously, and it is an issue I think the legislature should examine."

The TBPP voted 6-1 to recommend commutation, and the governor signed the commutation papers Thursday morning.

The governor's action means Foster's sentence will be commuted to life imprisonment as soon as the Texas Department of Criminal Justice can process this change.

Alan said...

Good answer with the facts, Micki.

Alan said...

Hillary was pretty good on Letterman's show.

Gerald said...

I have posted a must read Paul Craig Roberts' article on the Alternate Reality blog.

DEN said...

Nope, just don't trust folks with three first names.