Alec Baldwin rules.
First Dude, Todd, in front of a rally attendant holding a sign that says "Charles Manson was a community organizer." Classy.
Reached at her home ... Palin said she planned to meet with Stambaugh and Emmons this afternoon. She also disputed whether they had actually been fired. ''There's been no meeting, no actual terminations,'' she said.
You know what's coming:
Stambaugh's response was to read part of the letter given to him. ''Although I appreciate your service as police chief, I've decided it's time for a change. I do not feel I have your full support in my efforts to govern the city of Wasilla. Therefore I intend to terminate your employment. . . . '' ''If that's not a letter of termination, I don't know what is,'' he said.
Friday marks six months since the House Judiciary Committee moved to hold White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten and former White House counsel Harriet Miers in contempt of Congress for refusing to respond to the committee's subpoenas.
It's also roughly one and a half years since Nancy Pelosi told the world that the most important thing about winning back the majority in the House could be expressed in two words: subpoena power.
In July, they said they needed to do the FISA bill, but would get to the contempt issue right away when they got back in September. But September was Magical September, and they said they needed to deal with Petraeus, and they'd surely get to it in October. In October, they said they had to do appropriations, and they'd surely deal with it in November. In November, it was SCHIP, but they'd definitely do it before the first session adjourned. Then in December, they adjourned, saying it'd be taken up within the first couple weeks of the second session.
"Barack Obama is closing the deal in this election and America is closing the door on the last eight years of failed Republican policies. The American people have now seen what both tickets are offering four times, and the choice could not be more clear: Barack Obama offers the steady leadership we need and more and more Americans agree with every passing day." Hillary Link
I forget - are we angry with Hillary because she won't go away, or are we angry because she's not doing more rallies for Obama?
"Government's got plenty of money. It's a matter of how government prioritizes the expenditures of those public dollars." Sarah Palin Link
I know - let's spend 2 billion a week for eight more years to steal Iraq's oil for the Bush bastards. Then we'll give Wall Street a trillion dollars so they can lend it back to us at a profit. Then we can give BIG OIL another trillion dollars so they can raise the price of gas.
But the old, the sick and the poor?
Screw them - we got ours, they can get theirs the same way.
Sarah's right - it's all about how you spend it.
Paula Poundstone - Is anybody listening to Bush?
It occurs to me that I did hear that Bush made a statement the other day, but I forgot to listen to what he said, and no one else seems to know. I think he just wanders out into the Rose Garden, unattended, lately. Is anyone listening to him? He could be saying anything at this point.
"Laura and I would like the American people to know that, if they have any moving boxes, we could use them. We're getting out of here as soon as we can get a truck. I can't believe I cheated to get this job. It's not nearly as fun as I thought it was gonna be. The other day Hank Paulson calls me into the Oval Office, tells me to take a seat on the couch and he'll be with me in a minute.
"I sit in the Blue Room a lot lately. I stare at Dolly Madison's portrait and think about my legacy. She got a snack cake named after her. I'll be lucky if I get a square dance step. We could use some more book boxes in particular. Kinda rhymes with nuclear doesn't it. Never could pronounce that word. Anyway, I just want to say that: The fundamentals of our economy are strong. It's just your money that seems to be missing.
"Al Qaeda can run, but they cannot hide under my bed.
"Mission accomplished and, if you've got any packing tape we'd appreciate that too."
Morford: Sodomy and gratitude Nine perfect ways to prepare for the End of Bush. Can you believe it?
No one can really quite believe it.
It is the thing That Can Barely Be Named, the Great Unspoken, the impossible truth that feels too good to be true and hence few dare actually mention it aloud lest it somehow vanish and time reverses itself and the devil snorts and chuckles and reveals his grand, horrible joke, and suddenly it's 2001 all over again. Please, no screaming.
Can you sense it? Do you feel the deep tingle? Because amid the fiscal meltdown and Obama's stunning poll numbers and the stress of the election, this staggering fact: George W. Bush is nearly done. He will soon be gone forever, America's most spectacularly incompetent footnote, the oily residue left on the pavement after his administration's giant Hummer of ineptitude is finally hauled to the crusher.
Protesters clogged several streets in the capital, waving Iraqi flags and kicking up dust. The demonstration, the largest in Baghdad in several months, was largely peaceful.
"End the U.S. occupation of Iraq!"
"Thanks to you, to these voices and the millions of voices, George Bush will hear these millions of calls in his 'Black House' -- in which you shouted out, 'No, no, America!'"
"This talk and these words are that of the leader, Muqtada al-Sadr: Baghdad is free, free! America, get out. This voice does not reach the Green Zone. We want to hear everyone who is occupied in that area saying Baghdad is free, free, America get out!" al-Araji exclaimed.
Here's the story.
by Steven D
The key quote by Senator Biden:
"I hope it was just a slip on her part and she doesn't really mean it. But she said, it was reported she said, that she likes to visit, 'pro-American' parts of the country," he said to loud boos.
"It doesn't matter where you live, we all love this country, and I hope it gets through. We all love this country," he said. "We are one nation, under God, indivisible. We are all patriotic. We all love our country in every part of this nation! And I'm tired. I am tired, tired, tired, tired of the implications about patriotism."
I love my country and I want to make it better. Too many people who support McCain and Palin apparently hate their country and all it stands for. They hate that it permits a black man to run for President. They hate that we have a free press, instead of one that simply spouts the views they wish to hear. They hate that African Americans get to vote. They hate that the laws require equal rights for all citizens, even those accused of crimes, even those with different skin colors or funny names or who speak foreign languages or who practice religions that don't worship Jesus as the Son of God.
They hate free speech unless it agrees with what they want said. They hate other Americans who hold political views which contradict their own. They hate the Constitution which established these rights and set up an independent Judiciary to ensure that no one in government could violate those rights without being called to account for it. They hate anyone who criticizes them or the politicians of whom they approve while demanding the sole right to lie and defame the politicians of whom they disapprove.
In short, I find that the the America haters all too often belong to the Republican party, that they hate their fellow Americans and that they would prefer to see this country revert to a time when only certain people had any rights or freedoms at all, and the rest suffered from the injustices of prejudice, discrimination and the denial of essential liberties and rights, such as the right to a fair trial, and even in many instances the very right to live at all.
I don't understand why they can call themselves Pro-American when all they want to do is tear down all the ideals upon which this country was founded and for which men and women of all races, colors and creeds have fought and died for over the last 200 some odd years. And yes, like Joe Biden, I'm sick of their hypocrisy, their mean spirited zealotry and their un-American behavior. If they want to live under a right wing fascist dictatorship I say there are lots to chose from around the globe. Let them move there, because this is America. And I love it enough to fight for the rights, freedoms and liberties it grants under law to all its people, not just a chosen few. If they can't handle that maybe they should move to Alaska and join the Alaskan Independence Party which seeks to secede from the United States of America.
I'm sure Todd and Sarah Palin would be more than happy to welcome them.
Most of us are sickened by the treatment of animals at factory farms. And now California — finally — has an initiative on the ballot which will eliminate some of the worst practices.
If you'd like to know more about factory farming, this website has a lot of information, including some gory pictures and videos. Be sure you haven't eaten recently if you go to this site.
Basically, this initiative requires that all farm animals have enough room in their cages to be able to lie down, stand up and turn around. This will apply to all livestock, but the main opposition is coming from the poultry industry.
And so it is that the ACORN hoax was born.