Sep 10 2008
It is her facility in lying, her habit of lying, that is so bad. It’s second nature to Palin, self-professed Christian, to lie when convenient, when it would get her people’s sympathy or votes or good opinion.
Lying is perhaps the biggest liability for the “pistol packin mama.” Her tendency to rewrite her own history to gain advantage. She’ll get tripped up in debates when she does this. It’s her habit, as seen in interviews she’s given prior to her getting tapped by McCain.
Before long she’ll be forced by revelations to come out and say it was due to media glare, please feel sorry for me! Alas, that will be yet another lie. But she is now deeply trapped in the lies she has told us so convincingly.
Will America be fooled? It is not just recent behavior under the glare of the national media as VP candidate. Interviews prior to her selection, and from 2007, show that her lying behavior is ingrained and pervasive, as easy as flipping the mooseburgers.
Apr 18 2008
He says we need to be told by the Pope that people are precious, that right and wrong matter!
And, it’s just a “tough” patch we’re going through. Bush just said so. here. But worse:
Listen up, you utterly deprived (not-fit-to-be) lying president, because you caused a great deal of the pain and suffering Americans are right now encountering. You have caused a war that was unnecessary that killed hundreds of thousands of people and wounded many more. Millions are refugees because of your war. Talk about precious life? “Sacred” life? You don’t know the meaning of the word.
Famines may occur because you were unwilling to act on climate change because you wanted to help the rich get richer. Don’t tell me the Pope needs to talk to me about right and wrong!!!!!
Don’t you hate being lectured by an idiot?
~~cross-posted at orange~~
Apr 03 2008
This is Part I: U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations,
IRAQ AFTER THE SURGE: POLITICAL PROSPECTS 4/2/08.
Tomorrow see: Part II: MILITARY PROSPECTS.
Nir Rosen became my favorite guide to the real Iraq, the people and the streets of Iraq since I first read and diaried his comments last year. As one of the very few fearless reporters who have spent time without minders to speak of, with Iraqis out on the streets, talking to various segments of the population. His observations are invaluable and objective. He is no cheerleader.
For those who are unitiated, Rosen comes as a breath of fresh air. He is not out to impress everyone, does not behave like a typical panelist, but reads through his written testimony dispassionately, matter of factly, at a speed seldom seen in Senate hearings.
Today before the Committee on Foreign Relations two panels were heard on Post-Surge Iraq– the first military, then “political prospects.” You will find links to the Senate Committee hearings on Iraq this month here.
Electricity sparks flew for a while this afternoon as Barbara Boxer had the microphone. I love her rage.
~crossposted on the orange, still deluded I guess~
Apr 01 2008
All kidding aside, it’s true. My former husband had his first psychotic episode on April 1, 1984. Ever the punster/joker, he later referred to himself in a conversation with me as an “April fool.” Would that it were so–for one can live with a fool.
Diagnosed at that time with bipolar illness, for ten years he kept his demons at bay, continuing with his 25-year career as a full professor at a respected university in Boston. His brilliance dimmed but he continued writing and publishing books and articles.
Why was he able to maintain a certain normality in his life for those ten years? Are all those who suffer such illness afforded that opportunity? No, and there are 5.7m Americans with this illness. That’s why I’m writing today, democrats. The story might move you, I don’t know. It’s long, but skim it or skip it, and get to the bottom line, okay?
Crossposted on Orange.
Mar 27 2008
Today I learned the news. The world already has a food crisis, an enormous problem, possible social upheavals, perhaps even a “perfect storm.” Add that to your gas tank!
I’d heard bits about grain prices for a while, been shocked at prices of bread, eggs, flour and cheese–even soup! Silly me, I thought I could stock upon a few items and make do. Just about everything is going up and not just a little. I try not to panic but it’s not easy living on a small fixed income since I rather like to eat.
Frightening implications abound for the poorest of the poor the world over as a new UN Report makes clear. There’s a lot happening that we do not hear about from our pathetic media. Just as one woman says she knew she was poor, but “this is worse than poverty,” a UN official says watch for the “new face of hunger.”
Follow below for a little tour, a tiny glimpse of what’s going on, if you dare, if you care.
Feb 05 2008
We’re talking here about that sunny bright goodness, the very nobility of corporations, that dear, quaint eagerness which just might fade if they were to act legally, and for pay. Aspects of the AG’s “New Justice”–Lawbreaking Without Consequences–meaning no disrespect or disapprobation, I promise! –will be parsed. (I’ve been watching too much Jane Austen or can’t you tell? – Heh.)
In this corner:
We have the dad, Michael Mukasey, a powerful
figure in charge of JUSTICE in this country,
defending the telecoms, going to bat for the
corporations, for their retroactive immunity
for spying illegally on us.
In the other corner:
We have the son, Marc Mukasey, a young warrior,
defending the telecoms, seeking immunity for
corporations that illegally spy us, turning
over our calls and emails to the government
I’m wondering if it bothers you.
Crossposted on the orange board.
Jan 15 2008
I’d filled out the little form online to say I could go to South Carolina and work for the primary on behalf of Edwards, my choice for president, but I didn’t expect they’d need me.
After all…I can’t pay for my accommodations, and can’t do a lot of walking or standing. But today someone from Edward’s campaign staff in SC called, asking me to come to volunteer –asap.