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Saturday, June 25, 2005

Bedeviling Congressman Bradley

Hi ya'll - I'm just back from Jeb Bradley's 100th town hall meeting, in Manchester. NH GOP chair Warren Henderson sent out an email to rally the faithful. A quote:"We know that the "usual suspects" will be there to rant and disrupt the meeting as they have tried to disrupt others, criticizing everything and offering nothing. It is important that we show that these are NOT the voices of New Hampshire; just those of the perpetually malcontented."

I felt compelled to appear with a sign reading "USUAL SUSPECT" on one side, and "PERPETUALLY MALCONTENTED - or concerned citizen?" on the other. His aide had the grace to blush. Someone asked Bradley about it, and it was clear he was rather embarassed.

This was almost 100% staged - many of the 50 people in attendence were either Bradley staffers, or people planted by the staffers, with flattering comments and questions. Jeb is a pillar of jello - can't take a position on anything. He had the audacity to suggest the US military should be patrolling the Mexican border in front of the Latino activists in the room, assuring that they'll work for anyone who runs against him in 2006. My favorite was when he said he was against drilling in ANWAR, unless something happens to change that.

Bradley has about $7 million in Halliburton stock, and his top 3 corporate donors are defense contractors. This smelly mess has gone past his expiration date. Buh bye in 2006, Jebster!!

thanks jon and wjcowie - I'm wicked flattered to be invited to contribute, being a flatlander from Jackson and all.

By the People, For the People... are you kidding???

The last few days,(months, years) have really shown us the depths to which the Republican Regime are willing to screw the People. The first link is to politicsnh.com and is a press release from my former head party gal Kathy Sullivan concerning E-Z pass. Vert telling. It includes over 2 dozen proclamations from regular folks, that's you and me and our neighbors, telling their Righty elected elite how We the People feel about the increased added tax burden at the tolls. Nice.

The second is a blerb by former State Senator Mark Hounsell from his blog at NHInsider.com calling a spade a spade. Or maybe calling a pork sucking, thieving Righty legislature, well, a bunch of backroom dealing hogs and crooks. I will mention here that one of the covert suspects is Senator Joe Kenney. The fact that he is a highranking elected official should be cause for us to expect the highest ethical standards from him. Allright, stop laughing, or... throwing up. I will also add here, I feel being my providence as a veteran with just under 8 years Honorable service, that Senator Kenney is, or at least was, a Major in the United States Marine Corp Reserves. Herr Benson even named SB100 the Joe Kenney bill last cycle (I'll expound on that if you want later). Now, if integrity and discretion are difficult for Mr. Kenney ( and his ilk) to spell and realize in the Granite Block House, how on Earth can we expect any honorable character traits from him while he is serving our Nation??? (Hey, has he ever been to Gitmo???) Check these stories out. They are interesting reading no matter what you may think personally about the authors. Now, RISE UP!!!

Friday, June 24, 2005

DAILY OUTRAGE

The Bush administration opposes the dispatch of any U.S. or European forces to help enhance security in genocide-stricken Darfur "because they could be vulnerable to attack by terrorists." Apparently we only "take the fight to the terrorists" in countries where terrorists weren't based in the first place.

from C4AP

Sickening....

"The elected branches of our government, and both political parties, are united in our resolve to fight and stop and punish those who would do harm to the American people."
-- President Bush, 10/26/01

VERSUS

"Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers. Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war."
-- Karl Rove, 6/22/05

from C4AP


Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Still more Righty flip-flop

Now I'm thinking these Righties are just playing too many games. Obstructionist Righty Senators have again promised to vote for logic and common sense only to stab the Good Citizens of New Hampshire in the back and in the wallet. This press release from Peter Burling tells it all...

State Senate Democratic Caucus
For Immediate ReleaseWednesday, June 22, 2005
{State Sen. Peter Burling Slams Death of SB 216CONCORD -- Sen. Burling, D, Cornish, angrily denounced the death of the area agency study commission, otherwise known as SB 216. The bill asks that a study commission be formed to study the existing area agencies and their role in providing services to the citizens of New Hampshire. After two days of deliberation between the New Hampshire House and Senate in a Committee of Conference, the bill died after a Republican member from the Senate refused to sign off on the previously agreed upon compromise. " We have worked by the rules, we have compromised, and we have done everything in our power to pass this desperately needed piece of legislation," commented state Sen. Peter Burling, the prime sponsor of SB 216. "The Senate republican conferees have voted for two days straight for the Committee of Conference compromise and, without exception, they have then countered their own votes."

SB 216 establishes a commission that will consider cost efficiency, consolidations and more that will bring the area agency system in line with Medicaid realities, and has the support of both the House and the Senate.Senate President Tom Eaton, R, Keene, refused to replace Sen. Boyce, who refused to sign the Committee of Conference report, and effectively killed the bill. "Republican Leadership has consistently defeated efforts to carry any compromise reached by both House and Senate members forward, which is ultimately a disservice to the legislative process, and also to the thousands of New Hampshire citizens who rely on area agency services," concluded Sen. Peter Burling.}

Nice doing binezz with you back stabbing Righty liars. Or is that liers? Or layers??? See you in 16 months.

RISE UP!!!

Osama bin forgotten

"We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts, and those who harbor them."
-- President Bush, 9/11/01

VERSUS

"When you go to the question of dealing with sanctuaries in sovereign states, you're dealing with a problem of our sense of international obligation, fair play."
-- CIA Director Porter Goss, 6/19/05, on searching for Osama bin Laden in Pakistan

(Thanks Atrios.)

from C4AP


DAILY OUTRAGE

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay compared the suicide bombers, roadside bombs and sniper fire that U.S. troops are facing in Baghdad to the "murders, robberies, deaths" of Houston, Texas. DeLay said, "You know, if Houston, Texas, was held to the same standard as Iraq is held to, nobody'd go to Houston, because all this reporting coming out of the local press in Houston is violence, murders, robberies, deaths on the highways."

from C4AP

Bush says jump, Frist jumps!

"Before heading to lunch with Bush at the White House, Frist told the Associated Press that his role had 'been exhausted' in negotiating with Democrats [on the John Bolton nomination to be U.N. ambassador]."
- Washington Post, 6/22/05

VERSUS

"A few hours later, after Bush said he does not want to throw in the towel, Frist said, 'We'll continue to work to get an up-or-down vote for John Bolton over the coming days, possibly weeks.'"
- Washington Post, 6/22/05

from C4AP


Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Must See TV

Last Tuesday, American Progress hosted a screening of the first episode of the new series 30 Days. In the first installment, Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) and his fiancée, Alexandra Jamieson, spend a month trying to live on the minimum wage in Columbus, Ohio, where they seek jobs, affordable housing and the best possible quality of life. The event opened with remarks from Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA). Following the screening, John Podesta, president and CEO of American Progress, moderated a panel including Morgan Spurlock, Alexandra Jamieson, and Steven Kest, executive director of ACORN. Click here for video, audio and transcript of the event.

For more information on the minimum wage:

Crib sheet on living wage
Economic analysis of the Florida minimum wage proposal


Monday, June 20, 2005

Suicide Bomber Kills 20 at Iraq Police HQ

AP - 36 minutes ago

IRBIL, Iraq - A suicide car bomber killed 20 traffic policemen and wounded 100 Monday outside the unit's headquarters in this northern Kurdish city, police and hospital officials said.

from Yahoo News


Sunday, June 19, 2005

Iraq Restaurant Blast Kills 16, Hurts 25

AP - 7 minutes ago

BAGHDAD, Iraq - A suicide bombing ripped through a popular Baghdad kebab restaurant at lunchtime, killing at least 16 people and wounding 25 Sunday as insurgents stepped up attacks nationwide, defying two major U.S.-led offensives aimed at routing foreign fighters.

from Yahoo News


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