Sunday, October 21, 2007

Sunday Fools


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Near riot on Bill Mahers' program, only thing missing was a taser incident.

He blamed 9/11 controlled demolition advocates for the disruptions.

Live TV audiences can be entertaining, not this time.
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Formula One racing today will decide the championship for the season.
It beats the pants off NASCAR! They (F1) turn left and right, not just left.
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Gas priced here at $3.29/gal. the yuppies are sniveling filling their gas pig SUV's at $$$$$$ prices.
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What will the DOW do next week?
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Stay tuned for the exciting events of the week all here at DWF.
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23 comments:

DEN said...

Slow starting this morning, chill in the air.

Coffee in the corner and pork rinds on the side.

Hey they were going to throw them out, I hate to waste food.

micki said...

Well, give Bill Maher credit on two counts: (1) knowing the derivation of the word AUDIENCE, and (2) kicking those noisy, disruptive asses out on their ear.

Why do people think they have a "right" to disrupt like that? They're just plain rude.

c.1374, "the action of hearing," from O.Fr. audience, from L. audentia "a hearing, listening," from audientum (nom. audiens), prp. of audire "to hear," from PIE compound *au-dh- "to perceive physically, grasp," from base *au- "to perceive" (cf. Gk. aisthanesthai "to feel"). Meaning "formal hearing or reception" is from 1377; that of "persons within hearing range, assembly of listeners" is from 1407.

On another note, if we can't move six nuclear weapons from North Dakota to Louisiana without fucking up and letting the whole world know how incompetent we are, how in the hell could 9/11 be a secret, inside job? Incompetent? You bet.

Gerald said...

Micki, people in the audience attack when they start to realize that their precious war is becoming a well known farce like the Liar-in-Chief. When things are going their way, they are happy but with the tide is turning they attack and disrupt civilized human beings.

Let us condemn the entire Nazi Leadership

History will record that Hitler Bush was the worst leader in the United States of Evil history.

I have been reading the if there is a 2008 election that the repugnant theft machine will again steal the elections. Plus, will Blackwater gestapos patrol key election precincts to intimidate the voters? We no longer have free elections!!!

Gerald said...

So let us be clear. What Pete Stark said was not over the line.

It was not over the top, and there was absolutely nothing wrong with Stark's choice of words.

I agree!!! Pete Stark is right and I applaud him for his profile in courage. Nancy Pelosi is looking more like a fool everyday for criticizing Pete Stark.

Gerald said...

Nazi Israel is involved in the holocaust of the Palestinians. Nazi Israel is more Nazi than Nazi Germany.

We will know Nazi Israel by her deeds and her inhumanity to humanity

Gerald said...

Extinction or the Elites Your Choice

Gerald said...

The face of God may be mysticism beyond measure, but the face of evil is the elites, and how much longer are we going to allow our lives, the lives of our children, our planet, and civilization to be literally eaten alive by these bloated vermin?

Gerald said...

Peace is a force that gives us meaning

Gerald said...

Micki, this paragraph may help answer why the misfits protest against humane dialogue like on the Bill Maher show. War protesters are miserable people inside in comparison to the peace protesters.

The majority of Americans who favor peace are a brotherhood and a sisterhood. Some of us have experienced that fact in Crawford, Texas, and at peace events all over the country. But the fact that we see so many familiar faces at these events is an indication of how many people are missing out. Medical studies have found that people who participate in mass protests are happier than other people. No study has found the same for people who participate in wars. I think this is because mass demonstrations for peace and justice involve something more than solidarity and camaraderie. They also involve the knowledge of working for the right end through the right means. What gives a life meaning is the awareness that you have dedicated your life to working to improve the world, not just at the end of a strategic sadistic adventure, but in every bit of the work you do. When you work for peace and justice, a little work does a little good, and a lot does a lot of good. And, while even your utmost exertion can fail, you know you will have done no harm, you will have set the right example, and you will have refused to sit silently by as crimes were committed.

LET US ALL WORK FOR PEACE AND BE HAPPY FOR OUR EFFORTS!!!!!

WE MAY LOSE THE BATTLES BUT WE WILL WIN THE WAR!!! HEAVEN IS THE REWARD!!!

Gerald said...

I want WW III to commence sooner rather than later. Bring it on!!!!!

WW III bring it on!

Gerald said...

So, if Bush is to be believed, he's recently told Putin that he is willing to start World War III, not because Iran allegedly has nukes with which to allegedly attack Israel, or not because Iran has the capability of making the material to make nukes with which to allegedly attack Israel, or not even because Iran allegedly wants to make nukes with which to allegedly attack Israel. Now all it takes to start WWIII is some Iranians knowing how to make a nuke.

Well, since many Iranians have access to the internet, WWIII – bring it on!

Gerald said...

Hitler Bush and Hitler Cheney have 1776.0 APD

Gerald said...

Specific Culture Features

Americanistic Personality Disorder appears to prevail in a very high percentage of those in the upper strata of the socioeconomic order in the United States (and to persist tenaciously because these individuals have little motivation to alter their pathological behavior as they are largely immune from the consequences of their actions). While it is epidemic amongst the opulent, this characterological deficiency does not recognize socioeconomic boundaries. Various segments of the middle, working and impoverished classes comprise a notable percentage of those exhibiting this condition, including those practicing deeply conservative Christianity, many residents of reactionary states such as those in the south, Kansas, Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming, and many members of the Republican Party.

Prevalence

The overall prevalence of Americanistic Personality Disorder was recently measured at approximately 35% of the overall population in the United States.

Gerald said...

Diagnostic Criteria for 1776.0 Americanistic Personality Disorder:


A pervasive pattern of greed, selfishness, and lack of empathy, beginning the moment he or she begins to intellectualize and presented in nearly all contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:

1. lacks empathy due to an excessive degree of self-absorption
2. believes that he or she is exceptional and morally superior
3. frequently engages in exploitative behaviors
4. requires frequent acquisition of goods he or she doesn’t need
5. usually resorts to some form of overt or covert violence, coercion, or extortion to resolve conflicts
6. perceives others as obstacles to his or her “success”
7. disregards laws and rules except as a means to achieve his or her agenda
8. demonstrates deep hypocrisy by projecting a righteous, benevolent image while committing reprehensible acts
9. refuses to accept the consequences of his or her actions

carey said...

Folks, first my mountain collapsed.

Now, Potrero is on fire. You know what Potrero is, don't you? Does Blackwater ring a bell?

The fire is everywhere here. The mathematical equation of the date, late October, and the weather conditions, Santa Ana winds, equals raging fires.

Remember a few years back. We're about to see it all over again.

micki said...

Carey -- your mountain? Mount Soledad? Are you okay? Well, as okay as okay can be under the circumstances... Those wildfires are too awful!

My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and all who are affected by this.

°¿ยบ arol said...

Carey, how scary!!! Hope it's far enough away from your place.

Gosh, I bet this isn't a good time to put a for sale sign out on the lawn. :(

A couple days ago the next town (10 miles away) got hit with a tornado. I knew there were warnings. I went out for my dusk walk and saw the big, black clouds on the horizon. Stars over us. I was shocked by the pictures of what happened in Williamston.

Today I bet it broke 80°. I mean shirt-sleeve weather. Carol jumped on the tractor weather.

Last night I burned the trash in my bonfire pit. Got a huge pile of prunings burned, too. Tricky to find the perfect time to burn branches and limbs but it has been raining a lot recently and winds died so it was safe and it was damn warm last night, too! No sweat shirt.

I tell you, if this balmy October is a symptom of global warming...well then that's....that's terrible!

•c•arol said...

I saw the Maher show. At the time I couldn't make out anything the shouters were saying. It was when Bill mentioned building 7 that I understood.

I watched your posted video, Den, and could finally make out some words.

And who WAS that gorgeous guy in seat number one???? *pant, pant, pant* He was beautiful! I mean, he was like the most handsome man I've seen in ages. Wish he would have talked more so I could hate him. (refucklican, I think)

Carey, watch Den's video and you'll give David Kucinich up for Lent!

micki said...

Carol -- Los Angeles Times columnist Joel Stein.

He's your man.

micki said...

A wiki look @ Joel Stein

micki said...

One definition of balmy is "crazy, foolish."

The seasons are important to health. If the seasons are upset and topsy-turvy, the long-term health of all living things is too.

...stepping off my soapbox....

DEN said...

Hey Carol, wasn't it you complaining about Thompsons young wife?

Now look who is drooling over a young guy.

Tsk, tsk, tsk.

micki said...

Local, Washington State, story...with wider possible repercussions:

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Spokane Spokesman-Review
Gonzales could be prosecuted, McKay says

By Bill Morlin
Staff writer
October 20, 2007

The U.S. Inspector General may recommend criminal prosecution of departed Attorney General Alberto Gonzales at the conclusion of an investigation, possibly as early as next month, the fired former U.S. attorney for Western Washington told a Spokane audience Friday.

His refusal to open a federal criminal investigation into voter fraud allegations in Gov. Chris Gregoire’s razor-thin victory over Republican challenger Dino Rossi in 2004 may be the reason he was fired, John McKay told the Federal Bar Association.

Appointed by President Bush in October 2001 to the top law enforcement job in western Washington, McKay said he believes he and seven other U.S. attorneys were fired last December by Gonzales for political reasons, perhaps with former White House chief of staff Karl Rove pulling strings.

Career prosecutors in his office and FBI agents agreed there was no reason to go forward with a federal investigation of the Gregoire-Rossi election, and issues associated with it were more properly addressed by state officials, McKay said.

Some also have suggested his dismissal may have been tied to his relentless push to solve the 2001 murder of Tom Wales, an assistant U.S. attorney in Seattle. “I consider that a disgusting (explanation),’’ McKay said, explaining he didn’t need to justify aggressively pursuing the investigation of a prosecutor “killed in the line of duty.”

McKay said he was summoned to Washington, D.C., in June and questioned for eight hours about possible reasons for his firing by investigators with the Office of Inspector General, who will forward their final report to Congress.

“My best guess is it will be released sometime next month,’’ and likely will include recommendations for criminal prosecutions of Gonzales and maybe others, McKay said.

Gonzales “lied about” reasons for the firings when questioned under oath in July by the Senate Judiciary Committee and now has hired a lawyer and is refusing to answer questions from the Inspector General, McKay said.

The White House said McKay was fired for poor performance ratings of his office, but the ex-U.S. attorney said he and his office got exemplary reviews just three months before he was fired.

“The chief law enforcement officer for the United States should not lie under oath,’’ McKay told the bar association.

It was reported last week that Gonzales has now retained a high-profile defense lawyer, and apparently is refusing to answer questions from the Inspector General, which could signify the investigation is nearly complete, McKay said.

“When it lands … it is going to be an extremely negative report on President Bush’s Justice Department,’’ McKay told the packed conference room, which included federal prosecutors and judges.

“There was a conspiracy to politicize the Justice Department,’’ the former U.S. attorney said, “and they did not get away with it.”

Under increasing pressure, Gonzales resigned Aug. 27.

Now a law professor at Seattle University, McKay said he thinks his counterparts, David Iglesias, fired as U.S. attorney for New Mexico, and Carol Lam, forced out as U.S. attorney in San Diego, also were targeted for political reasons.

Iglesias has said he was pressured to bring an indictment against a popular Democratic official before last November’s mid-term election. Iglesias has filed a Hatch Act complaint, alleging Rove and other White House officials may have violated that federal law in his firing.

Lam has said she believes her firing was tied her office’s aggressive investigation of Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham, a Republican congressman who later pleaded guilty to conspiracy and tax evasion. It spawned a wider investigation into congressional corruption, and Cunningham is now serving an 8-year prison term.

Immediately after his firing, McKay said he thought about “going quietly,’’ but then he began comparing notes with the seven other U.S. attorneys dumped at the same time in a historically unprecedented move by the White House.

“They led each one of us to believe we were the only one told to resign,’’ he said. “None of us particularly sought the spotlight.’’

McKay said he is now speaking out, giving his “unvarnished thoughts,’’ because he believes the 90 U.S. attorneys – who serve at the pleasure of the president – still should remain independent in choosing criminal cases, while exercising fairness and compassion.

His counterpart, Jim McDevitt, the U.S. attorney for Eastern Washington, was in Washington, D.C., for Justice Department meetings Friday and wasn’t in the large crowd of attorneys and federal judges who heard McKay speak to the Federal Bar Association at the Davenport Hotel.

McKay spoke fondly of his friendship with McDevitt and said the two would have coffee early today at the downtown hotel.

Bill Morlin can be reached at (509) 459-5444 or e-mail: billm@spokesman.com