Sunday, August 31, 2008

Most wet behind the ears, Sarah Palin 4 President

I am still in a state of shock over McCain's pick for a running mate. On the Internet there is a site ( where you can put in your own name for President and a propaganda video will appear announcing you or anyone you choose, as a candidate for president of the USA. Using Sarah Palin name is as apropos as any Jane/John Schmo. Holy cow, haven't we had enough of the PETER PRINCIPAL ("In a Hierarchy Every Employee Tends to Rise to His Level of Incompetence.") in the oval office? Goes to show what McCain
really cares about... AND IT AIN'T "WE THE PEOPLE"! thinkingblue

August 29th was John McCain's 72nd birthday. If elected, he'd be the oldest president ever inaugurated. And after months of slamming Barack Obama for "inexperience," here's who John McCain has chosen to be one heartbeat away from the presidency: a right-wing religious conservative with no foreign policy experience, who until recently was mayor of a town of 9,000 people.


Who is Sarah Palin? Here's some basic background:

She was elected Alaska 's governor a little over a year and a half
ago. Her previous office was mayor of Wasilla, a small town outside
Anchorage. She has no foreign policy experience.1

Palin is strongly anti-choice, opposing abortion even in the case of
rape or incest.

She supported right-wing extremist Pat Buchanan for president in

Palin thinks creationism should be taught in public schools

She's doesn't think humans are the cause of climate change.

She's solidly in line with John McCain's "Big Oil first" energy
policy. She's pushed hard for more oil drilling and says renewables
won't be ready for years. She also sued the Bush administration for
listing polar bears as an endangered species—she was worried it
would interfere with more oil drilling in Alaska.

How closely did John McCain vet this choice? He met Sarah Palin once
at a meeting. They spoke a second time, last Sunday, when he called
her about being vice-president. Then he offered her the position.

This is information the American people need to see. Please take
a moment to forward this email to your friends and family.

We also asked Alaska MoveOn members what the rest of us should know
about their governor. The response was striking. Here's a sample:

She is really just a mayor from a small town outside Anchorage who
has been a governor for only 1.5 years, and has ZERO national and
international experience. I shudder to think that she could be the
person taking that 3AM call on the White House hotline, and the one
who could potentially be charged with leading the US in the volatile
international scene that exists today. —Rose M., Fairbanks, AK

She is VERY, VERY conservative, and far from perfect. She's a hunter
and fisherwoman, but votes against the environment again and again.
She ran on ethics reform, but is currently under investigation for
several charges involving hiring and firing of state officials. She
has NO experience beyond Alaska. —Christine B., Denali Park, AK

As an Alaskan and a feminist, I am beyond words at this
announcement. Palin is not a feminist, and she is not the reformer
she claims to be. —Karen L., Anchorage, AK

Alaskans, collectively, are just as stunned as the rest of the
nation. She is doing well running our State, but is totally
inexperienced on the national level, and very much unequipped to run
the nation, if it came to that. She is as far right as one can get,
which has already been communicated on the news. In our office of
thirty employees (dems, republicans, and nonpartisans), not one
person feels she is ready for the V.P. position.—Sherry C.,
Anchorage, AK

She's vehemently anti-choice and doesn't care about protecting our
natural resources, even though she has worked as a fisherman. McCain
chose her to pick up the Hillary voters, but Palin is no Hillary.
—Marina L., Juneau, AK

I think she's far too inexperienced to be in this position. I'm all
for a woman in the White House, but not one who hasn't done anything
to deserve it. There are far many other women who have worked their
way up and have much more experience that would have been better
choices. This is a patronizing decision on John McCain's part- and
insulting to females everywhere that he would assume he'll get our
vote by putting "A Woman" in that position.—Jennifer M., Anchorage,

So Governor Palin is a staunch anti-choice religious conservative.
She's a global warming denier who shares John McCain's commitment to
Big Oil. And she's dramatically inexperienced.

In picking Sarah Palin, John McCain has made the religious right
very happy. And he's made a very dangerous decision for our country.

In the next few days, many Americans will be wondering what McCain's
vice-presidential choice means. Please pass this information along
to your friends and family.

Thanks for all you do.
–Ilyse, Noah, Justin, Karin and the rest of the team


1. "Sarah Palin," Wikipedia, Accessed August 29, 2008

2. "McCain Selects Anti-Choice Sarah Palin as Running Mate," NARAL
Pro-Choice America, August 29, 2008

3. "Sarah Palin, Buchananite," The Nation, August 29, 2008

4. "'Creation science' enters the race," Anchorage Daily News,
October 27, 2006

5. "Palin buys climate denial PR spin—ignores science," Huffington
Post, August 29, 2008

6. "McCain VP Pick Completes Shift to Bush Energy Policy," Sierra
Club, August 29, 2008

"Choice of Palin Promises Failed Energy Policies of the Past,"
League of Conservation Voters, August 29, 2008

"Protecting polar bears gets in way of drilling for oil, says
governor," The Times of London, May 23, 2008

7 "McCain met Palin once before yesterday," MSNBC, August 29, 2008

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Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Facts - Why have they become obsolete?

Why doesn't anyone want to believe in the facts anymore? Has our America slid into such a La La Land that mendacities are more plausible than hard reality? It's enough to make you cry UNCLE. If we don't take our America back soon, we will suffer the consequences of Nazi Germany. thinkingblue

Ask FactCheck posted these new items during the week ending August 29, 2008

(Click the links to read complete answers)

Q: Does Barack Obama have Kenyan citizenship?

A: No. He held both U.S. and Kenyan citizenship as a child, but lost his Kenyan citizenship automatically on his 21st birthday.

Q: Did a Billy Graham team member say Obama should be defeated "to save America"?

A: No. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association says a widely quoted anti-Obama screed wasn't written by anyone associated with the organization.

Q: Did Obama say we "are no longer a Christian nation"?

A: He said we are no longer "just" a Christian nation, but a nation of many other faiths as well. A chain e-mail drops that key word and thus changes the meaning.

We also have updated our article on a chain e-mail that purports to compare McCain's and Obama's tax plans. We've received many questions about this, so we'll draw it to your

Q: Would Obama tax my profits if I sell my home? Would he tax my IRA? Would he tax my water?

A: No. A new e-mail being circulated about Obama's tax proposals is almost entirely false.





McCain's Veep Gal, Sarah on the Huffington Blog



Note: Not all Germans were complicit with the Nazis, some tried to fight back..

"Long live freedom!"

Excerpted from The White Rose

The White Rose, was formed by students at the University of Munich in 1941. It is believed that the group was formed after August von Galen, the Archbishop of Munster, spoke out in a sermon against the Nazi practice of euthanasia (the killing of those considered by the Nazis as genetically


The White Rose group also began painting anti-Nazi slogans on the sides of houses. This included "Down With Hitler", "Hitler Mass Murderer" and "Freedom". They also painted crossed-out swastikas.

Members also began leaving piles of leaflets in public places. On 18th February, Hans Scholl and
Sophie Scholl
began distributing the sixth leaflet produced by the White Rose group. Jakob Schmidt, a member of the Nazi Party, saw them at the University of Munich, throwing leaflets from a window of the third floor into the courtyard below. He immediately told the Gestapo and they were both arrested. They were searched and the police found a handwritten draft of another leaflet. This they matched to a letter in Scholl's flat that had been signed by Christoph Probst.

The three members of the White Rose group appeared before the People's Court judge, Roland
, on 20th February. Found guilty of sedition they were executed by guillotine a few hours later. Just before he was executed Hans Scholl shouted out: "Long live freedom!"

Inge Scholl and her parents were also arrested and imprisoned. Over the next few weeks Kurt Huber, Alexander Schmorell, Willi Graf , Jugen Wittenstein and over eighty others suspected of being members of the White Rose group were taken into custody. Huber, Graff and Schmorell were all found guilty of sedition and were executed.

Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst in the summer of 1942.



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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hope This Will Make You Smile

Another funny forward... this one has a message. "Shit Can and will Happen?" Let us hope the shit we've been tossed for almost 8 years will finally come to an end. I don't know how much more of this "frequently used word", we can take. Please no more shit!

A funny song recorded some time ago by a friend. Thanks Bob K.
Click here to hear THE SHIT HOUSE BLUES


Well, it's shit ... that's right, shit!

Shit may just be the most functional word in the English language.

You can smoke shit, buy shit, sell shit, lose shit, find shit, forget shit, and tell others to eat shit.

Some people know their shit, while others can't tell the difference between shit and shineola.

There are lucky shits, dumb shits, and crazy shits. There is bull shit, Horse shit, and chicken shit.

You can throw shit, sling shit, catch shit, shoot the shit, or duck when the shit hits the fan.

You can give a shit or serve shit on a shingle.

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You can find yourself in deep shit or be happier than a pig in shit.

Some days are colder than shit, some days are hotter than shit, and some days are just plain shitty.

Some music sounds like shit, things
can look like shit, and there are times when you feel like shit.

You can have too much shit, not enough shit, the right shit, the wrong shit or a lot of weird shit.

You can carry shit, have a mountain of shit, or find yourself up shit creek without a paddle.

Sometimes everything you touch turns to shit and other times you fall in a bucket of shit and come out smelling like a rose.

When you stop to consider all the facts, it's the basic building block of the English language.

And remember, once you know your shit, you don't need to know anything else!!

You could pass this along, if you give a shit; or not do so if you don't give a shit!

Well, Shit, it's time for me to go. Just wanted you to know that I do give a shit and hope you had a nice day, without a bunch of shit. But, if you happened to catch a load of shit from some shit-head...

Well, Shit Happens!!!

George Carlin on "The Biggest Bullshit Department"

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Cockroach for GOP Smear Machine


Stop the SWIFTBOATING COCKROACHES before they get hold of the AMERICAN Psyche... AGAIN!

Go to

Cockroaches are creepy, no doubt about it. But a cockroach in human form is not only repulsive, they lack the most basic moral and ethical properties of a
living soul. And that kind of deficiency renders them the lowest of loathsome
and heinous beyond reason. Reading an essay about a book (
THE COCKROACH PAPERS) that recapitulates the characteristics of a
cockroach and nuttin but a cockroach (insect that is) is almost charming,
compared to Corsi's novel of lies! (I can't believe I'm plugging a book about
The Cockroach Papers

Another good read on the subject below:

Obama Faces The Smear Machine


Jerome Corsi - Cockroach for GOP Smear Machine

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Will Government Ever Learn From The Past?

I doubt it. Today's Delancey's Place Tidbit, gives a brief encounter of what happened when the US Government "forced" a whole nation to go dry. What followed was a horrific scene of "forced" drunkenness, "forced" crime and "forced" misery... Today's Government "forced" War on Drugs has produced similar anguish especially for those who seek marijuana to relieve pain and suffering. Not to mention, if this so-called Governmental War on Drugs would lax some of its absurdities, the revenue collected from such sales would help the sinking economy. But it is not about a failing policy, it's all about politics and getting elected. Common sense, must take a back seat once again. Stupidity continues to rule, as time marches on! thinkingblue

Delancey Place - Tidbit for today

In today's encore excerpt--the U.S. outlaws the manufacture, transport, and sale of alcoholic beverages under the Volstead Act (1920-1933), more commonly called Prohibition. Against expectations, Prohibition resulted in even greater levels of alcohol consumption in America and it was repealed in 1933. The backlash that led to Prohibition extended to other areas as well, including banning highly suggestive language such as "the cat's meow":

"When, at the stroke of New Year 1920, the U.S. formally went 'dry,' most
revelers would have only experienced the dull ache of their hangovers. It was only as time went by that the realization sunk in of how profoundly Prohibition had altered American life. It would be 1925 before Variety would note that Times Square--between 34th and 52nd streets--boasted 2,500 speakeasies, where before Prohibition there had been only 300 saloons. In the entire country, in 1925, there were estimated to be three million 'booze joints,' where 'pre-Prohibition cafes numbered 177,000.' In other words, a nation of moderate drinkers was turned into a nation of obsessive alcoholics, paying for criminals to build up an immense black market that would affect the nation's economy for decades (and continues to do so in the drug age). There would be fun, gaiety, abandon, dancing, hot-cha-cha, cheers and laughter, and buzzing joints like the Cotton Club and Texas Guinan's cabarets, but also killings, sickness, fraud, repression and the corruption of states and city halls. ...

"The moral guardians, however, continued their march, moving in, as King Booze leered over the city, on 'suggestive' performances and sexual innuendo. In February 1921, the Music Publisher's Protective Association began a 'housecleaning' campaign aimed at banishing 'all 'blue' and double-meaning lyrics' from the market, [stating] all 'indecent material, or songs that are capable of indecent construction' should be banned. ...

shows were to be vigorously cleaned up too, 'the latitude allowed shimmy and jazz dancers' was to be curtailed. ...

Current slang, like 'Hot Dog,'

'The Cat's Meow,'

Cat's Pajamas' and

'Hot Cat,'

was also on the proscribed list."

Simon Louvish
, Mae West, St. Martin's Press, Copyright 2005 by Simon Louvish, pp. 82-83.

When will the US government ever learn from the past?

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

John McCain's Secret Love Affair.


Take the pledge to tell Media Corporations, they must stop the liaison
between themselves and the rightwing. I did below.

I am tired of the media's constant attempts at manipulating their viewers
political mentality. Even though it has tweaked in recent times to be more
balanced and fair they are still tilting much too far to the right. After all,
most media outlets are run by Media Conglomerates and benefit excessively
() when republicans are in charge. In a free society, facts from all political persuasions should be presented fairly. Let's not waste a single opportunity to tell them so. Take the pledge at the link below: thinkingblue

Talk About The Shit Of The Bull, Watch Jerome Corsi & Paul Waldman On

Larry King Live


FROM Mindusion


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thinking blue youtube channel

Also see "Lying Forwards From The Rightwing"


Monday, August 18, 2008


My niece sent me this email and asked me the following...
Subject: Fw: Taxes...VERY IMPORTANT!!]

Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008, 6:13 PM

Hey Aunt C, Somebody sent this to me and I know you are fantastic at finding the truth, so is this true or some republican trying to change peoples votes. Thanks, (Niece)

Click here to see "FORWARD" on Snopes

(The Forward Starts with this:)
Spread the word.....This is something you should be Aware of so you don't get blind-sided.This is really going to catch a lot Of families off guard. It should Make you worry.
(Click for
Snopes response which gives you a rational for these FALSE forwards...)
Proposed changes in taxes after 2008 General election:CAPITAL GAINS TAX

Hi, (Niece). it is completely false... Thanks for asking... I wish that others would question this baloney the republican rightwing sends around to the naive, who mindlessly accept these stupid forwards as the truth... A sad America, where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, (and the middle class continues to disappear) is the result of such irrationality... The very ones who get hurt by these forwards are the ones who would probably be helped if the wealthy, whether they be individuals or corporations were forced to pay their share of taxes, instead of getting tax breaks that the republican party keeps allotting them... Aunt C

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Proposed Tax Changes
Claim: E-mail compares
proposed changes in taxes after the 2008 presidential election.
Status: False.

Example: Click Snopes for example

From   Crooks and Liars

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

How Women Got To Vote & Maxine 4 Pres 08

A friend of mine, emailed me this story on how women got the right to vote. It's hard to believe that it really wasn't that long ago when women were denied their civil rights and could not vote.
The short story is based on the HBO documentary entitled "Iron Jawed Angels." A chilling tale about the suffragists who braved all odds to see that all Americans have the right to vote.
I put together a funny youtube video starring the Hallmark darling Maxine... Even found a video on the Hallmark site called Maxine for President to add a bit of an uplift to the sad story written by an unknown writer
. Maxine for President? Why not? If only she were real, she'd make a better president than some of the one's who have held this high office in modern times. Here is the website
And here it is on youtube:

Remember to vote, a lot of people suffered and died to give us this precious right.

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How Women Got To Vote-A short history lesson on the privilege of voting...

The women were innocent and defenseless. And by the end of the night, they were barely alive.

Forty prison guards wielding clubs and their warden's blessing went on a rampage against the 33 women wrongly convicted of "obstructing sidewalk traffic."


They beat Lucy Burns, chained her hands to the cell bars above her head and left her hanging for the night, bleeding and gasping for air.


They hurled Dora Lewis into a dark cell, smashed her head against an iron bed and knocked her out cold.

Her cellmate, Alice Cosu, thought Lewis was dead and suffered a heart attack. Additional affidavits describe the guards grabbing, dragging, beating, choking, slamming, pinching, twisting and kicking the women.

Thus unfolded the "Night of Terror" on Nov. 15, 1917, when the warden at the Occoquan Workhouse in Virginia ordered his guards to teach a lesson to the suffragists imprisoned there because they dared to picket Woodrow Wilson's White House for the right to vote.

For weeks, the women's only water came from an open pail. Their food-all of it colorless slop--was infested with worms.


When one of the leaders, Alice Paul, embarked on a hunger strike, they tied her to a chair, forced a tube down her throat and poured liquid into her until she vomited. She was tortured like this for weeks until word was smuggled out to the press.

So, refresh my memory. Some women won't vote this year because--why, exactly?We have carpool duties? We have to get to work? Our vote doesn't matter? It's raining?

Last week, I went to a sparsely attended screening of HBO's new movie

"IroJawed Angels."
It is a graphic depiction of the battle these women waged so that I could pull the curtain at the polling booth and have my say. I am ashamed to say I needed the reminder.

All these years later, voter registration is still my passion. But the actual
act of voting had become less personal for me, more rote. Frankly, voting often felt more like an obligation than a privilege. Sometimes it was inconvenient.

My friend Wendy, who is my age and studied women's history, saw the HBO movie, too. When she stopped by my desk to talk about it, she looked angry. She was--with herself. "One thought kept coming back to me as I watched that movie," she said. "What would those women think of the way I use--or don't use--my right to vote? All of us take it for granted now, not just younger women, but those of us who did seek to learn." The right to vote, she said, had become valuable to her "all over again." HBO will run the movie periodically before
releasing it on video and DVD. I wish all history, s ocial studies and government teachers would include the movie i n their curriculum. I want it shown on Bunko night, too, and anywhere else women gather. I realize this isn't our usual idea of socializing, but we are not voting in the numbers that we should be, and I think a little shock therapy is in order.

It is jarring to watch Woodrow Wilson and his cronies try to persuade a
psychiatrist to declare Alice Paul insane so that she could be permanently institutionalized. And it is inspiring to watch the doctor refuse. Alice Paul was strong, he said, and brave. That didn't make her crazy. The doctor admonished the men: "Courage in women is often mistaken for insanity."

Please pass this on to all the women you know. We need to get out and vote and use this right that was fought so hard for by these very courageous women...

A short history lesson on the privilege of voting... Thanks to the unknown author! - Charles Oropallo CEO, CharlesWorks

Obama 08

Sit Back, Relax and Have A Few Belly Laughs.
Watch The Wonderful Old Broad Maxine In Action. Thinkingblue

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008


Republicans reduced (AGAIN) to Romper Room rhetoric.

Back in July of 2003 I made a page referring to Republican Romper Room. I have always thought the "R" party quite childish with their infantile rhetoric, and here we are in 2008 and they are back in ROMPER ROOM AGAIN! . Why don't they just GROW UP and maybe together we can finally have a world run by adults. WHAT? Not if the "R" party has anything to do with it!!

Click here to see Republican Romper Room:

Watch Video Here: Gingrich: 'loony tunes' to inflate your tires to save gas

Is making sure your car tires are inflated properly to save energy and gas money “loony tunes?” The federal government doesn’t think so. Neither does the auto industry.

The Department of Energy estimates that (based on gas costing $3.96/gallon), “you can improve your gas mileage by around 3.3 percent by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure” which would ultimately save “up to $0.12/gallon” or, nearly the amount of the federal gas tax ($0.18/gallon), a tax Gingrich supports repealing. Moreover, the auto industry agrees with DoE’s assessment.
But more importantly, Obama is correct to suggest that inflating tires properly and getting regular tune-ups “could save all the oil that they’re talking about getting off drilling” — and by a long shot. According to the Energy Information Administration, if Congress lifted the moratorium on offshore drilling, by 2030, oil crude production in the “lower-48″ outer continental shelf will increase by about
200,000 barrels per day. By contrast, the production offset based on Obama’s proposal will likely approach 800,000 barrels per day, immediately.
So while Gingrich is touting his “
Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less” scheme, car care can provide a real solution that would allow Americans to pay less at the pump today.


Republican Romper Room - July 17, 2003
By Geov Parrish,

Remember, way back in December 2000, after the U.S. Supreme Court finally stole, er, ruled that George W. Bush would become the next President of the United States?

One of the primary themes to emerge – from the ornate hotel lobbies of Washington, from the mouths of AM talk radio hosts, from the new regime's sneering acolytes in cowboy hats and fur-trimmed coats – was that at last, finally, grown-ups would be running Washington, D.C. No more semen-stained dresses. No more fags in uniform and half-assed missile attacks. No more her. No more children running the world.


At least ... with Clinton you knew that the most powerful man in the world had reached adolescence, if not much beyond it. But all current evidence suggests that the world is now being run by 7-year-olds.

Oh, to be sure, petulant little children are announcing themselves all around the world these days, from surly little bullies like Ahmad Chalabi (who, after spending years on various playgrounds stealing other kids' lunch money, have come home to be handed a shiny new bicycle called Iraq), to the angry little brat in North Korea trying to get his parent's attention ("I've got uranium now!" "Now I've got a missile!" "Now I'm arming it! Watch me! I really am!" "I said I really am! I mean it this time!!"). Kim Jong II needs time out and a nap; Chalabi needs reform school.

But the most alarming spectacle is in Washington itself, where Peter Pan went and recruited his whole grade school class.

The result is calamity almost beyond words to describe: an appetite for cool comic-book foreign policy, emphasis on blowing stuff up, combined with a Never-Never Land insistence on how the world works and economics learned from watching older siblings play Monopoly.

Little kids, you'll recall, can be incredibly cruel. And so it is in D.C. these days, a dramatic step down from the last depressing administration, where the Clinton crew (including, no doubt, Janet Reno) had at least discovered girls. This collection hasn't even matured enough yet to learn right from wrong, or that actions have consequences, or even to experience the essential step in human development of understanding that the world doesn't start and stop with them, that other people think and act and feel just like they do. Empathy. Instead, this bunch stays at home, watches TV, and plays army all day. It's a nice day; they should at least go outside and play. Clinton needed to be grounded. Junior needs to havehis toys taken away.

You want proof? What was Junior's sole major "accomplishment" before daddy's friends got him elected governor of Texas? He used daddy's allowance money and bought a baseball team. These are rich children. Too much attention is being paid to "rich," and not enough to "children."

But more and more, the emperor's outgrown clothes are showing, especially in recent days as the little tyke has finally been confronted in public with truths that contradict his carefully constructed play world. First, he really did go outside and play, to Africa, just to get away from it. But reality dogged him there, too, so mostly he's been pouting and insisting that the tooth fairy really does exist, there is a Santa Claus, Saddam really did buy uranium from Niger. ("And all that other stuff I made up last week is true, too!")

Frankly, the pile of toys Junior's no longer interested in is starting to clutter the living room floor, and Junior also keeps tripping over his now-discarded Disney videos, too. (He's not much for reading.) It's not like he's ever learned, or been made, to clean up his own messes. And he still believes all the stories in those old videos, too – Iraq's mystery weapons in trailers, made out of propane tanks, and the cool spy-movie ties to Al-Qaeda and stuff. He still can't tell fact from fiction.

This page will be translated from French to English

But confronted with it, he's reacting the way many small, spoiled kids do – by blaming his friends, starting with the one he doesn't know very well, the guy who already lived in his new neighborhood when he got here, little Georgie Tenet. ("Hey, I only made him fall on a play sword! It didn't really hurt.") Every time Junior does this, he squeezes his eyes real tight and hopes it'll all just go away so he can go play army s'more. (He's also supposed to be doing homework –
he hates math! – but video games are more fun.)

The other little kids in Junior's clubhouse are acting about the same way – except for little Rummy, who likes to torture the neighbor's cats when nobody's looking.
Rummy's gonna be trouble when he gets older.

For years, the adults around Junior and his little pals have been making excuses for their behavior. All kids are above average. It was a misunderstanding. He didn't mean to break it. He's really not that dumb. He just learns differently. Isn't he cute? The parents are rich, so teachers are circumspect, even when the extra lessons they give don't stick or he makes Family Circus-style mispronouncements.

But the behavior coming out of Washington these days has become too destructive, too aberrant to ignore, as it sometimes does when spoiled kids are never reigned in from their excesses. These kids are very spoiled, and their excesses are scaring all the adults in the neighborhood, if not the world. Frankly, it would be a huge improvement if this batch got old enough to discover girls.

But that's a long way away, and meantime they're really, really wed to their fantasies and their cruelty and their denials. And their moms and dads don't seem to care. Many, many people could die before Junior and his friends get old enough that they start to learn right from wrong.

At this point, the best hope is that they move to another neighborhood.


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If you kill a group of people,

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If you kill millions,

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"If you talk to the animals they will talk with you

and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them you

will not know them and what you do not know,

you will fear. What one fears, one destroys."

---Chief Dan George


GINGRICH: He has a position that’s frankly ludicrous. We saw him yesterday. He suggested if we all inflated our tires, that we would solve the problem. Think about it. You ought to take that clip. I think that clip is far more devastating than today because it’s loony-toons. CROOKS & LIARS
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