Socialists In France Elect A Woman......Democrat Socialists In America Elect A Woman
Author: Tracey12 Date: Nov 17, 2006 10:55
Why are these socialists obsessed with having a woman run their limpy,
Frenchwoman May Be First to Lead France
Nov 17 8:10 AM US/Eastern
By JAMEY KEATEN
Associated Press Writer
Segolene Royal, a former environment minister who has shaken up French
politics with her grassroots campaign, won the overwhelming backing of
the main opposition Socialist Party in her bid to become the country's
first female president.
Royal's triumph Thursday night over former Prime Minister Laurent
Fabius and former Finance Minister Dominique Strauss-Kahn means she can
head into the April election claiming the oft-divided party is fully
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IED'S *NOT* TRIGGERED BY CELL PHONES
Author: sandman Date: Nov 17, 2006 10:53
IED's are triggered by a light switch--like the light trigger on the
automatic toilet flusher. It is the same.
You get *one* guess who makes this component that makes so many
........and you can't tell me Halliburton doesn't realize that the sudden
demand for these parts in Iraq is not for automatic toilets.
God, Cheney makes me sick, and what a souveneir these kids have.......
Israeli PM Olmert says the Iraq War is FANTASTIC
Author: Speeders & Drunk Drivers are MURDERERS Date: Nov 17, 2006 10:50
The dumbest quote of the week was not President Bush's "We'll succeed
unless we quit," line in Hanoi. Instead, the prize goes to a little
noticed gem spoken by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
Addressing President Bush and the press at the beginning of their
November 13 Oval Office meeting, Olmert said:
"We in the Middle East have followed the American policy in Iraq for a
long time, and we are very much impressed and encouraged by the
stability which the great operation of America in Iraq brought to the
We pray and hope that this policy will be fully successful so that
this stability which was created for all the moderate countries of the
Middle East will continue."
Was he sucking up, or did he mean it? Did Bush blow it off as
sycophancy or see it as validation?
Is this the same yardstick of success that Olmert has used to measure
his operations in Gaza and Lebanon?
Stay and Pay or Cut and Run?
Author: Bushsucks Date: Nov 17, 2006 10:48
That's the way Dennis Kucinich puts it, regarding Iraq.
Hanging around Iraq means 100+ more dead GI's, $10 billion pissed away
and 1000 MORE GI's MAIMED FOR LIFE EVERY MONTH in this no-win QUAGMIRE.
Let's CUT AND RUN! Cut our losses of men and treasure, and run a
SENSIBLE foreign policy!
I don't WANT a "victory" in Iraq. I want us to GET THE FUCK OUT NOW!
Take the helicopters from the embassy roofs, wade thru the Persian Gulf
to waiting troop transports, and just plain RUN OUT to Kuwait or Jordan.
To stay there is INSANITY. But we of course ALL know BUSH IS INSANE.
Re: Franken Leaving Air America Radio
Author: Pookie Date: Nov 17, 2006 10:40
>> ADIOS AL
>> Franken Leaving Air America Radio
> Who TF cares???
> Get a Grip Pukie....
> btw, how's being a LOOOOOOOOOOOOSER working out for you?
Why don't you tell me? You're been one all of your pathetic life...
The Neocons' Last Stand
Date: Nov 17, 2006 10:37
The Neocons' Last Stand
They scurried off Bush's sinking ship, but are still trying to stop a
reversal of his Middle East policy
by Sidney Blumenthal
Even before the electoral repudiation of President Bush, the guardians
of the Bush family trust surfaced as the presumptive executive committee of
the executive branch. For years, George Bush Sr and his former
national-security team have tried to rescue the president from himself - and
from the clutches of Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and their neoconservative
centurions. Earlier this year Bush Sr quietly approached a retired four-star
general to inquire if he would be willing to replace Rumsfeld, but that
premature coup came to naught. Several of the father's associates personally
warned Bush Jr before the Iraq war that it would lead to sectarian civil
war, only to be dismissed with disdain.
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Molly Ivins: Farewell, Rummy
Date: Nov 17, 2006 10:36
by Molly Ivins
There's been so much in print about how Daddy 41's people are back in
the saddle, I was terrified when I saw a photo of Dan Quayle among the pack.
If they've called back Dan Quayle to lend intellectual heft, we're all dead
ducks. Fortunately, it was just a file picture of Quayle with the old team.
It does seem that we may be going back to the typical modus operandi
of Dubya. Poppy Bush has helped Junior out of the Vietnam War, his failures
in the oil business and other efforts all of his "adult" life.
Unfortunately for us and for the world, the people from the first Bush
administration who initially joined this administration were Dick Cheney and
Don Rumsfeld. Not exactly the most diplomatic, forward-looking, helpful
people to be guiding Dubya.
During the first Gulf War, Bush 41 and his administration knew what it
would be like if they tried to take Baghdad-and opted not to go in. Now, the
more sober-headed people from that administration are moving in to try to
clean up the mess Junior made in his Iraq excursion.
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Daddy's Swagger vs Mommy's Care
Date: Nov 17, 2006 10:34
America's Election: Daddy's Swagger vs Mommy's Care
by Ruth Rosen
The world will long wonder what took the American people so long to
realise that George W Bush, the swaggering, macho, faux rancher from Texas,
was an incompetent and dangerous man who threatened the democratic
foundations and moral credibility of the United States.
The answer, I believe, can be summed up in one word: fear.
After 11 September 2001, Bush successfully employed a politics of fear
which resulted in widespread indifference to his domestic and foreign-policy
agenda. Urged to be terrified by terrorism, Americans became blinded by
fear. If a policy was part of the "war against terror", most Americans
figured it was probably worthwhile. As a result, they ignored the
administration's "tax relief" to the wealthy, its lies about weapons of mass
destruction in Iraq, its zealous campaign to promote the religious right's
vision of a Christian nation, and its determination to privatise anything
and everything, including security in Iraq.
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