Wednesday, January 18, 2006



Yesterday the news media was belching like a geyser and going berserk on the Hillary Clinton remark "When you look at the way the House of Representatives has been run, it has been run like a plantation, and you know what I'm talking about,".

TO THIS I SAY RIGHT-ON HILLARY. She put to words exactly what we "those of us who THINK" have been feeling for quite sometime now. Oh, I know, yeah, I know you will say it was just a political maneuver the same thing the folks on the other side of the aisle do to incite and galvanize their flock but there is something very different concerning this remark because it happens to be true! PROPAGANDA laced with potent veracity!

As the Bush Whitehouse does a reverse Robin Hood of giving to the rich and taking from the poor you can't help but visualize the three branches as wealthy "PLANTATIONS" - a term for the estates of the pre-Civil War South with its beautiful mansions for the white elites and their hovels for the oppressed Black slaves.

The fact that all 3 branches of government are monopolized by the Republicans, (yes, even the Judicial is fast becoming a Smugligan entity) means the end of Democracy. Yup, they continue to tell us that we are A Government of the People, by the People, and for the People... and to some extent that is true but the "people" they are referring to must agree with everything the plutocrats do and say. Any form of dissension is not to be tolerated and dissenters will be labeled treasonous traitors. ADIOS FREEDOM OF SPEECH!

We, who have not agreed with almost everything Bush and his MERRY BAND OF CRONIES have carried out in the past have not had a voice. The ones we voted into office to represent us either failed to win their seats or upon winning, remained silent, in fear of losing their glutei maximus to their Republican foes in the next election. This is a catastrophe for a Free People. I would have rather seen them lose than see them cow like a minimum waged cashier afraid to make split-second decisions in a crisis, for fear their dictatorial superior will fire them. (and in most cases would lose their job by not groveling to a higher up) Our elected officials aren't on the bottom of the power totem pole and should not act like demoralized employees. They need to stand up, speak out and cry havoc when our constitution is being massacred, when our rights are being spat upon. The Abraham Lincoln quote "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. " does not apply here. What we need is a mantra like "ALL IT WILL TAKE FOR EVIL TO PREVAIL IS FOR GOOD PEOPLE TO DO NOTHING!"



Clinton slams Bush at King
event, says Congress like `plantation'

Associated Press Writer

January 16, 2006, 6:12 PM EST

NEW YORK -- Sounding a little like a preacher, a fired-up Sen. Hillary Clinton lambasted the Bush administration and the Republican-controlled Congress during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event, predicting the presidency "will go down in history as one of the worst" and saying the House of Representatives is run like a "plantation" where dissenting voices are squelched.

"When you look at the way the House of Representatives has been run, it has been run like a plantation, and you know what I'm talking about," Clinton, D-N.Y., told the crowd at the Canaan Baptist Church of Christ in Harlem. "It has been run in a way so that nobody with a contrary view has had a chance to present legislation, to make an argument, to be heard."

Speaking to a group of Hurricane Katrina evacuees in the audience, Clinton offered an apology "on behalf of a government that left you behind, that turned its back on you." Her remarks were met with thunderous applause.

"We have a culture of corruption, we have cronyism, we have incompetence," she said. "I predict to you that this administration will go down in history as one of the worst that has ever governed our country."

Republican National Committee spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt, reached by telephone, responded to Clinton's remarks by saying, "On a day when Americans are focused on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Hillary Clinton is focused on the legacy of Hillary Clinton."

A spokeswoman for the White House declined to comment and referred questions to the RNC.

The Rev. Al Sharpton, who organized the Monday event, said Clinton's comments were important to her primarily black audience.

"It was significant to us that she did it at our forum on Martin Luther King Day and in many ways said what a lot of us have been saying a long time about the Bush administration," Sharpton said.

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I am including the article below that tells it like it is, in hopes that the Liberal Voices in the political arena and in the media WILL WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE! We Liberals and Progressives have a mawkish problem while the Repubs have a hawkish one. Just by the nature of having LIBERALISM as one's ideology you want to believe that life is fair. The conservatives on the other hand believe life is not fair and the winners are the ones who help perpetuate that unfairness. Lot's of oxymora there but that's just the black and white of it. And those smuglicans refuse to see anything unless it is only in black and white.

If we are to take back the seats in Congress that rightfully belong to we-the-people, we must not be gullible. We must not allow the con-artists to get away with the duplicitous, treacherous, double-dealing election atrocities they have applied their “get-away-with-murder tactics to as in 2000, 2002 and 2004 elections. Believe me when I say OUR LIVES DEPEND UPON IT... and I am not just whistling Dixie! thinkingblue


The Gulliberal Problem January 17, 2005

By Ernest Partridge,
The Crisis Papers

We've got trouble enough from our adversaries – but God save us from our friends!

Surely one of the most amazing aspects of the election fraud issue is how so many otherwise smart liberals and progressives fail to see what is right in front of their faces; namely that the key Congressional races in 2002 were stolen, that the 2004 Presidential election was stolen, and that, if business as usual prevails, the elections of 2006 and 2008 will be stolen. The voting machines are built by major Bush contributors, his "pioneers," and their employees write the secret software and count the votes. When asked to provide proof that the vote totals are accurate, they can supply no proof, simply because that's the way the machines are built and the software is written. "Trust us!" is the only "proof" that they can offer.

And so, when, before the 2004 election, the CEO of Diebold, Walden O'Dell, announced that he would do "all in his power" to "deliver" the deciding Ohio electoral votes to Bush, few in the mainstream media or the Democratic party seemed to notice, or care, that he could "deliver Ohio" in total disregard of what the voters in Ohio might want, or how they might vote.Meet the "gulliberals" (pronounced GULlibruls): prominent Democrats, liberals, and progressives who have ears to hear but hear not, eyes to see but see not, and brains to understand but will not. Included among the gulliberals are Al Franken, Paul Begala, Arianna Huffington, David Corn, Bernie Sanders, some writers for and Mother Jones; admirable individuals all, who are laboring valiantly to overthrow the GOP in the next (alleged) election. Yet they are also unwitting allies with the Republican National Committee, as they say, with the GOP, "the elections were honest, so get over it!"

Add to the roster of the gulliberals, every Democrat in the Senate, and with the honorable exception of Rush Holt, John Conyers, the Congressional Black Caucus, and a very few others, virtually every Democrat in the House. Also such allied organizations such as People for the American Way and MoveOn. All these prattle on about how we must all work together to take over the Congress "next time," as if they were preparing for and facing a fair contest.

So once again, Lucy props up the football, and says, "c'mon, Charlie Brown, let's see if you can kick it this time."What's wrong with these people?

Don't they know how to recognize simple evidence? Can't they follow an uncomplicated argument to its compelling conclusion? Answer: yes they know, and yes they can. They just refuse to do so. My best guess is that they simply can't bring themselves to face up to the enormity of the Bush/GOP crime against our democracy.

Germany, c. 1938: "Yes, I know things are tough for us Jews, but surely things can't get much worse than this. After all, this is our country too!" Some of those who believed that things could get worse and who acted accordingly are now, along with their descendants, our neighbors and compatriots. Those who "couldn't believe," perished in the Holocaust.

How, then are we to get through to the gulliberals? With two simple questions, asked over and over, and over again until they finally face up to them:

1. Can you prove that the elections of 2000, 2002 and 2004 were not stolen?

2. Can your refute the evidence that these elections were stolen?

Name-calling ( "paranoid," "conspiracy theorists") does not count as evidence.

In point of fact:

(1) there is no proof that the elections were, or will be, honest; not even if they were, in fact, honest, simply are designed. This conclusion is supported by an October, 2005 report from none other than the non-partisan Government Accountability Office – a report virtually ignored by the mainstream media.

(2) The evidence of fraud is overwhelming. University Statistics professors such as Drs. Steven Freeman, Arlene Ash, Ron Baiman, and, many more put the odds of a fair and accurate vote count in 2004 at millions to one, in effect, impossible. So too the thirty-plus percentage public opinion swings in the 2005 Ohio election that sunk three ballot reform initiatives. What part of the meaning of "impossible" do the gulliberals
not understand? Add to this the demonstrable ability of hackers to alter e-vote totals without leaving the trace. One such demonstration by Bev Harris was conducted with DNC Chair Howard Dean on CNBC. Another took place last month in Florida, leading to the decertification of touch-screen machines in two counties. There is much more evidence that I have cited many times before, but quite frankly all this repetition is getting tedious. So once again, read it yourself
here, here, here, and here.

All this leads to a compelling question: just how much weight of evidence is required to budge the gulliberals from their obstinate denial? Might it perhaps be comparable to the evidence required to convince Pat Robertson of Darwinism, Jerry Falwell of the fallibility of The Bible, or George Bush that God did not tell him to invade Iraq – which is to say, no amount of evidence at all?

Let us hope not. After all, most of the prominent gulliberals are educated and otherwise reasonable individuals. So we must put on the pressure. Call into the Franken Show. Write Arianna, and send comments to The Huffington Post. Write your Congressperson, the DNC and your local media. Hit them with these questions. And then come back and hit them again. But don't expect much help from the media, at least not right away. We must direct most of our fire at the gulliberals. They mean well, and they want to oust the Busheviks as much as we do. So they are persuadable. Demand that they confront the evidence and either refute it or sign up with the election reform movement.

For if the Republicans and their allies in the privatized election industry can, once again, "program" any election result that they want and leave no trace of the crime, all talk of winning in November is futile, and all money and effort devoted to that result is wasted. The Republicans will win again, no matter what the public might want.

If we managed to crawl out of this hole before November, 2006 and take back our Congress, this is how it might happen:

The mainstream media will continue to lose its credibility, as more and more of our compatriots match the official propaganda against their personal experiences and memories. Colin Powell at the UN and the "Winnebagos of Death." "Mission accomplished!" The WMDs (Rumsfeld: "We know where they are"). The "reconstituted nukes" (Cheney: "there is no doubt"). The smoking gun as a mushroom cloud. "Greeted with flowers and candies." Judith Miller's dispatches from Ahmed Chalabi. Bob Woodward's indulgent portraits of "our Commander in Chief."





OK Hillary, here is another opinion... You better get off your politico arse and start BEING REAL!

I Will Not Support Hillary Clinton for President by Molly Ivins

I'd like to make it clear to the people who run the Democratic Party that I will not support Hillary Clinton for president. Enough. Enough triangulation, calculation and equivocation. Enough clever straddling, enough not offending anyone This is not a Dick Morris election. Sen. Clinton is apparently incapable of taking a clear stand on the war in Iraq, and that alone is enough to disqualify her. Her failure to speak out on Terri Schiavo, not to mention that gross pandering on flag-burning, are just contemptible little dodges. The recent death of Gene McCarthy reminded me of a lesson I spent a long, long time unlearning, so now I have to re-learn it. It's about political courage and heroes, and when a country is desperate for leadership. There are times when regular politics will not do, and this is one of those times. There are times a country is so tired of bull that only the truth can provide relief. If no one in conventional-wisdom politics has the courage to speak up and say what needs to be said, then you go out and find some obscure junior senator from Minnesota with the guts to do it. In 1968, Gene McCarthy was the little boy who said out loud, "Look, the emperor isn't wearing any clothes." Bobby Kennedy -- rough, tough Bobby Kennedy -- didn't do it. Just this quiet man trained by Benedictines who liked to quote poetry. What kind of courage does it take, for mercy's sake? The majority of the American people (55 percent) think the war in Iraq is a mistake and that we should get out. The majority (65 percent) of the American people want single-payer health care and are willing to pay more taxes to get it. The majority (86 percent) of the American people favor raising the minimum wage. The majority of the American people (60 percent) favor repealing Bush's tax cuts, or at least those that go only to the rich. The majority (66 percent) wants to reduce the deficit not by cutting domestic spending, but by reducing Pentagon spending or raising taxes. The majority (77 percent) thinks we should do "whatever it takes" to protect the environment. The majority (87 percent) thinks big oil companies are gouging consumers and would support a windfall profits tax. That is the center, you fools. WHO ARE YOU AFRAID OF? I listen to people like Rahm Emanuel superciliously explaining elementary politics to us clueless naifs outside the Beltway ("First, you have to win elections"). Can't you even read the damn polls? Here's a prize example by someone named Barry Casselman, who writes, "There is an invisible civil war in the Democratic Party, and it is between those who are attempting to satisfy the defeatist and pacifist left base of the party and those who are attempting to prepare the party for successful elections in 2006 and 2008." This supposedly pits Howard Dean, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, emboldened by "a string of bad news from the Middle East ... into calling for premature retreat from Iraq," versus those pragmatic folk like Steny Hoyer, Rahm Emmanuel, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and Joe Lieberman. Oh come on, people -- get a grip on the concept of leadership. Look at this war -- from the lies that led us into it, to the lies they continue to dump on us daily. You sit there in Washington so frightened of the big, bad Republican machine you have no idea what people are thinking. I'm telling you right now, Tom DeLay is going to lose in his district. If Democrats in Washington haven't got enough sense to OWN the issue of political reform, I give up on them entirely. Do it all, go long, go for public campaign financing for Congress. I'm serious as a stroke about this -- that is the only reform that will work, and you know it, as well as everyone else who's ever studied this. Do all the goo-goo stuff everybody has made fun of all these years: embrace redistricting reform, electoral reform, House rules changes, the whole package. Put up, or shut up. Own this issue, or let Jack Abramoff politics continue to run your town. Bush, Cheney and Co. will continue to play the patriotic bully card just as long as you let them. I've said it before: War brings out the patriotic bullies. In World War I, they went around kicking dachshunds on the grounds that dachshunds were "German dogs." They did not, however, go around kicking German shepherds. The MINUTE someone impugns your patriotism for opposing this war, turn on them like a snarling dog and explain what loving your country really means. That, or you could just piss on them elegantly, as Rep. John Murtha did. Or eviscerate them with wit (look up Mark Twain on the war in the Philippines). Or point out the latest in the endless "string of bad news." Do not sit there cowering and pretending the only way to win is as Republican-lite. If the Washington-based party can't get up and fight, we'll find someone who can.
Molly Ivins is the former editor of the liberal monthly The Texas Observer. She is the bestselling author of several books including Who Let the Dogs In?
© 2006 Columbus Free Press




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