Saturday, May 16, 2015

Brother Knows Worst

Big Brother is Watching
My hopes for a Jeb Bush candidacy - yes, a Jeb Bush administration even - are slowly dying like rancid grapes upon a withered vine. I so wanted Jeb to win the nomination at the Republican National Convention next summer. Any time a Bush is in the running for as prestigious a gig as the presidency of the United States of America, it's always good for a million laughs. Whenever they win the Big Prize, it gets funnier still - in a dark, Dr. Strangelove kinda way. The Family Bush are to satire what Buster Keaton was to comedy. True, theirs is comedy of the unintentional variety, but that doesn't make them any less knee-slappingly hysterical. I suspect a Bush 45 period in our history would constitute a new golden age of American political satire.

But, alas, it seems as if none of this is going to happen. Apparently Jebbie Boy didn't get the memo: 

Try to avoid any mention of your half-witted brother, Jeb. You've got a big job ahead of you. Trying to convince this country to take another direction - particularly in lieu of the fact that the current administration has spent six-and-a-half years cleaning up the mess that Dubya left behind - is going to be excruciatingly difficult as it is. Try not to compound those difficulties. Send Dubya out of the country AND DON'T EVEN REFER TO THE LITTLE BASTARD AT ALL - Ya dig?

Poor ol' Jeb must have been out of the office when that memo arrived on his desk. When asked on Monday if - knowing what we know now regarding the faulty intelligence (lies) that preceded the American invasion of Iraq in 2013 - would he still have authorized it if he had been commander-in-chief at the time? Incredibly, the answer he gave was an unhesitating "yes". The invasion of Iraq, the worst military blunder in American history, was a grand 'n' dandy idea according to this knucklehead. To no one's surprise, Jeb started to furiously back-peddle in the days that followed. A day or so later he told reporters that he had "misunderstood" the question. By the end of the week he stooped about as low as is possible for a politician stoop - and don't forget that those Bushes are champion stoopers: He said that such hypothetical inquiries are a disservice to the troops who fought and died in Iraq. How touching.

Wait, it gets worse (or "better" for my purposes). In a meeting in New York with a group of his mainline, financial supporters, Jeb let loose with this nasty little bombshell: 

His most trusted, sought-after adviser on Middle Eastern policy is none other than (WAIT FOR IT!) George W. Bush! You heard me, campers! The imbecilic frat boy whose eight year reign of error and incompetence is the man Jeb goes to whenever he seeks council on affairs in that part of this troubled globe. Here's something else you might want to take into consideration: Of the twenty-one foreign policy advisers who are now guiding him in his yet-to-be-announced campaign, seventeen of them are part of the team of killer-clowns who got us into this mess to begin with - including Paul Wolfowitz - the same schmuck who testified to congress way back when that the war in Iraq could be done on the cheap, and that the cost would be paid for by Iraqi oil money! 

No, you're not hallucinating.

As I've said (my greedy purposes aside) if this country is ever again foolish enough to send another member of that disgusting family to the Oval Office - to the White House for God's sake - we'll deserve everything that happens to us. If that should ever happen, I'll have an easy enough time making the best of it. It'll be a bit trickier for the rest of you.

I just had the funniest thought: Do you think that Jeb will assign Dick Cheney the task of finding him a running mate? Wouldn't that be a scream?

Tom Degan
Goshen, NY


Zero Mostel
by Jared Brown

Zero Mostel (1915-1977) was one of the great comic actors of the twentieth century. He is best remembered as Tevye in the original Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof and as Max Bialystock in the funniest movie ever made, The Producers. Most people are unaware of Zero's struggles in the nineteen fifties. At the end of the forties, making a fortune as a performer in nightclubs, on the radio and in the movies, this great actor and clown was blacklisted by the House un-American Activities Committee, for the simple reason of his leftist views. He spit in HUAC's eye by refusing to name the people of his association who leaned even slightly to the left of center. For an entire decade, what little income he was able to generate was as an artist. This excellent 1989 biography is about the rise and fall - and eventual mountaintop triumph - of as brilliant a talent as ever lit up the American night.


At 2:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barbara Bush’s 2006 post-Katrina “charitable contribution” to son Neil’s educational software business, Ignite! Learning, Inc.

Former first lady Barbara Bush donated an undisclosed amount of money to the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund with specific instructions that the money be spent with an educational software company owned by her son Neil.

At 2:21 PM, Blogger Tom Degan said...

That does not surprise me. The whole family is as corrupt as they come obviously.

At 6:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only literary work at Kennebunkport is "The Fart Book." It must be a family autobiography.

At 9:40 PM, Anonymous James Hansen said...

I think it is funny that the House un-American Activities Committee were the only ones doing Un American things, besides being huge assholes.

At 2:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, almost an entire week without bashing a Republican, how do you manage?

Guess that's what you do when your party has Hillery as their leader.

At 7:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right Wing Boy Troll, I'd call you a pussy but you lack the warmth and depth.

At 7:50 AM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Tom Degan: "Send Dubya out of the country AND DON'T EVEN REFER TO THE LITTLE BASTARD AT ALL - Ya dig?"

Yes...send him to The Hague. The International Criminal Court would like to talk to him.

At 9:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right Wing Boy Troll, I'd call you a pussy but you lack the warmth and depth.

7:12 AM

Hahahaha. Loser is that the best you got?

At 9:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right Wing Boy Troll:

You're the one up 2:14 in the morning trolling blogs you don't agree with. That's the very definition of a loser. A sad, lonely one.

At 12:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Any time a Bush is in the running for as prestigious a gig as the presidency of the United States of America, it's always good for a million laughs."

I used to think that about George Jr. until he won twice and FKed up the country. Not laughing now, nor was I laughing when the court appointed him president.
If Jeb wins I won't be laughing about the American people choosing a liar and hypocrite as their president, but then there is nothing new about that either.

At 6:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is bashing Bush the best you can do to take the focus off the Democrat nominee, Hillery?
The GOP has got 16 candidates and the best you can do is wheel out another Clinton?
Sucks to be a liberal in 2016.

And Anonymous, I guess you haven't figured out yet that the entire USA is NOT in the same time zone as you eastern pricks are.

Dumb shit, if it's 2:14 in the morning your time it's 11:14 in the evening west coast time. But that still might be way past your bed time.

You can lead a liberal to the truth but you can't make them believe it.

At 6:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right Wing Boy Troll, you're a sad, lonely asshole. "Eastern pricks"?? Is that all you got, loser?

At 7:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BoyTroll lives on the west coast now!

And sixteen GOP candidates! That's nothing to be proud of, moron. It's obvious you value quantity over quality.

At 7:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is bashing Bush the best you can do to take the focus off the Democrat nominee, Hillery?

You know you spelled "Hillary" wrong, you right wing dumbshit?

At 8:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know that Hillary said she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary?

Maybe she's the one with the spelling problem, east coast liberal prick.

At 8:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

High-Profile Republicans Have Supported The Clinton Foundation's Efforts

Many Republican Party-affiliated individuals have attended and supported Clinton Foundation-affiliated events, including the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meetings. They include former first lady Laura Bush, Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch, former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Sen. John McCain, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, Republican billionaire T. Boone Pickens, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Bush Treasury secretary Hank Paulson, and former first daughter Barbara Bush.

Romney spoke to CGI in the middle of his 2012 presidential campaign and praised President Clinton for having "devoted himself to lifting the downtrodden around the world. One of the best things that can happen to any cause, to any people, is to have Bill Clinton as its advocate." He added: "I have been impressed by the extraordinary power you have derived by harnessing together different people of different backgrounds, and different institutions of different persuasions. You have fashioned partnerships across traditional boundaries -- public and private, for-profit and nonprofit, charitable and commercial."

McCain spoke to CGI in September 2008 during his own presidential run, and also praised its efforts, stating: "You know something about great change at the Clinton Global Initiative, because you are striving every day to bring it about. I thank each one of you for the good work you have done to relieve suffering across the earth, and to spread hope. I thank you for the even greater works that you seek to accomplish in the years to come, under the leadership of the man from Hope."

Laura Bush appeared at CGI in 2006 and said she was "delighted to be a part of this year's Clinton Global Initiative. Thank you for inviting me, and thank you for the terrific development work you're doing through your foundation."

Newsmax CEO and editor Christopher Ruddy recently praised the foundation for helping "improve global health and wellness, increase economic opportunities for women in less-developed nations, reduce childhood obesity, and spur economic growth in countries that desperately need the help."

Ruddy, who was a dogged critic of the Clintons during the 1990s, added: "I have always found it nonpartisan. I have never felt the whiff of politics from either its staff or any of its activities."

At 8:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So your spelling of her name is correct, and hers is wrong? Thanks for making my day. You're funny!

And how are things in Wallingford?

At 10:23 PM, Anonymous James Hansen said...

Well the Dems folded and the TPP deal will be here forever. The country has been going downhill since 2000 and now they put the pedal to the metal.

The Repubs and Obama work real good together when their paymasters tell them to.

I guess Karma is going to bite us in the ass because we have killed a hell of a lot of people in the last 15 years. 1776-2015

At 12:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm saying that like 99% of what Hillary says its a lie that she was named after Sir Hillary because of his climbing Mt Everest.

Is my spelling her name after the person she said she was named after the best you got!

Pretty dammed weak, try again, east coast liberal prick

At 7:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right Wing Boy Troll, you spelled Sir Edmund Percival Hillary's name wrong. You dumb shit.

At 7:14 AM, Blogger Tom Degan said...

I'm not trying to deflect attention away from what a perfectly dreadful nominee Hillary would be for the Democrats. Read this site more:


At 9:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw this headline in the NYTimes:

The Right Baits the Left to Turn Against Hillary Clinton

In digital campaigns, conservative groups are sending a steady stream of posts attacking Hillary Rodham Clinton, some specifically designed to be spotted, and shared, by liberals.

For months now, America Rising has sent out a steady stream of posts on social media attacking Mrs. Clinton, some of them specifically designed to be spotted, and shared, by liberals. The posts highlight critiques of her connections to Wall Street and the Clinton Foundation and feature images of Democrats like Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York, interspersed with cartoon characters and pictures of Kevin Spacey, who plays the villain in “House of Cards.” And as they are read and shared, an anti-Clinton narrative is reinforced.

And then Sore Loser sees all the anti "Hillery" (his spelling) and posts it here.

At 11:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I know you aren't trying to deflect from what "a perfectly dreadful nominee Hillary" will be. (BTW you spelled her name the same way as I did, are you also a "dumb shit"?)

It makes no sense for you to keep bashing Jeb (who I will NOT vote for) when he is only one of 16 announced GOP candidates, as if it's as much of a wrap for him as it is Hillary for the DNC. JEB is not going to be our next president. But neither will Hillary. It makes no sense, in light of the lack of young viable candidates in the DNC, to bash Bush except doing so is the only thing left in the liberals arsenal that increases the pulse rate of the base of their party. But what effect will it have if Jeb is not on the ballot in 2016?

The GOP has a much younger field of candidates, than the DNC. The avg age for the top five GOP candidates is 52.6 vs the avg age for the DNC's top 2 candidates is 70.0. Remember what was said about McCain's age by the DNC? Turn the tables.

What I see happening to the DNC is they have allowed the Clinton's to be the face of their party for so long, even during the past 8 years, that the Clinton's have sucked the money and air out of the room they are in for any other candidates. Harry Reid and Nancy P have ruled their party's part of Congress so long that who is in line to replace them when they finally step down?

With the wealth and age of the DNC's leadership, including the Clinton's, the Democrat party has become the party of old rich politicians.

I believe the DNC leadership knows all of this and that explains their immigration policy's. They have to create a new group of entitlement voters, sadly at the expense of our Constitution and their other bloc voting groups, in order to win in 2016.

I guess Tom I should encourage you to bash Bush. Cause you are just wasting ammo.

At 11:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW you spelled her name the same way as I did, are you also a "dumb shit"?

No he didn't. You're the only one who made that mistake. Why are you accusing the blog host of misspelling her name?

And why did you give up your "Sore Loser" name? It's so charming and it fits you so perfectly.

At 2:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous 11:50 AM

Isn't it past your milk and cookies then nap time?

At 5:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s ties to agribusiness giant Monsanto, and her advocacy for the industry’s genetically modified crops, have environmentalists in Iowa calling her “Bride of Frankenfood” — putting yet another wrinkle in her presidential campaign’s courtship of liberal activists who are crucial to winning the state’s Democratic caucuses.

The backlash against Mrs. Clinton for her support of genetically modified organisms (GMO), which dominate the corn and soybean crops at the heart of Iowa’s economy, manifested itself at a recent meeting of the Tri-County Democrats, where members gauged support for the former secretary of state.

A large faction of women voiced strong support for Mrs. Clinton’s candidacy until the GMO issue came up, prompting them to switch allegiances to Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont, a liberal stalwart challenging her for the Democratic nomination.

James Hansen, you going to vote for her?

At 5:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sore Loser, you're scared to death of "Hillery" aren't you? You're losing sleep at night.

¡Jeb! in 2016! Wait, what? You're not voting for him?

At 7:59 PM, Anonymous James Hansen said...

I am not a Hillary fan, she is too Conservative for me. I would vote for her only if I had a gun to my head.

At 12:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gun to your head, I hope not for your sake and the country's.

I want Bernie to be on top of the DNC ticket. An honest unafraid liberal socialist whose defeat would put to end forever the claim that the country wants more liberalism.

At 7:56 AM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Anonymous: "I want Bernie to be on top of the DNC ticket."

So do I, but for all the right reasons.

Our corrupt oligarchic system needs to be upended, and our democratic republic reinstated. Until this happens, we're assured of more permanent war (and even more staggering debt to pay for it), more corporate control of all three branches (not counting the governance, legislative and judicial bodies of most of the fifty states), continued and accelerated surveillance of our private lives, and an enhanced police-state that intrudes upon and disrespects our constitutional rights.

Unless Bernie Sanders is freely and fairly elected, 2016 could be the last presidential election this former democratic republic ever has. I have the uncomfortable feeling that the next installed corporatist president could be the "closer". If so, the acceleration toward conditions more horrific and catastrophic than anything ever experienced -- by a vast majority of Americans at one time -- will not only be possible, but a real probability.

At 8:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want Scott Walker to get the nomination.

From Esquire:

On Monday morning, the Supreme Court declined to take up the case of O'Keefe v. Chisholm. The reason this is important is because, by denying cert in this case, the Nine Wise Souls have guaranteed that Scott Walker will spend a little more time on the hook. The case began with an ideological hack of a federal judge in Wisconsin named Rudolph Randa. Almost a year ago, Randa handed down a decision that pretty much turned off the John Doe investigations in Wisconsin that were looking into possible election-law violations by Walker during his campaign to stave off recall. The suspicion was that Walker illegally coordinated his campaign with the efforts of outside groups and outside money. Randa found a constitutional right to this kind of coordination -- a finding that, as this study from the Brennan Center demonstrates, ran contrary to a half-century's worth of election law, including the Citizens United decision. Last December, the Seventh Circuit knocked Randa's arguments out of the way and, on Monday, the Supreme Court declined to take the case at all, leaving it to the Wisconsin courts to sort the case out amongst themselves. Where that will end up is anyone's guess but, for now, unlike, say, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Scott Walker remains under actual criminal investigation. Just thought everyone should remember that.

At 9:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unless Bernie Sanders is freely and fairly elected, 2016 could be the last presidential election this former democratic republic ever has.

And to support this statement you offer what?

At 10:32 AM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Anonymous: "And to support this statement you offer what?"

This, for starters, and then this to support being around midway through the winter of our saeculum.

I make no predictions as to "how" and "when"...only to "why".

Read...understand...for we're in for the fight of our lives.

At 2:58 PM, Anonymous James Hansen said...

"Read-understand" You are asking far too much there JG. If that was the case Conservatives would not exist.

Between the TPP, our stated desire to challenge China by sending warships INSIDE their 12 mile territorial limits and the huge military buildup in the Ukraine, we are playing Russian Roulette with two nuclear superpowers.

The proof that we have the most idiotic politicians in the history of the country will be a mushroom cloud in your neighborhood.

At 3:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

America's trains suck on purpose: "Ride a fast train to Washington today and you’ll start thinking about national health insurance tomorrow."

The project of starving, stripping and dismantling all common goods in the USA is an ideological project that is the endgame of a movement that hit its stride in the Reagan years. Its irrational phobia of state spending -- however necessary and beneficial -- is a mirror image of the Soviet terror of the free-market. Without the Soviet Union, America has become its warped-mirror twin, a land where standing in endless lines is the norm, where all the stores sell the same things.

But the bias against the common good goes deeper, into the very cortex of the imagination. This was exemplified by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s decision, a few short years ago, to cancel the planned train tunnel under the Hudson. No good reason could be found for this—most of the money would have been supplied by the federal government, it was obviously in the long-term interests of the people of New Jersey, and it was exactly the kind of wise thing that, a hundred years ago, allowed the region to blossom. Christie was making what was purely a gesture toward the national Republican Party, in the same spirit as supporting a right-to-life amendment. We won’t build a tunnel for trains we obviously need because, if we did, people would use it and then think better of the people who built it. That is the logic in a nutshell, and logic it seems to be, until you get to its end, when it becomes an absurdity. As Paul Krugman wrote, correctly, about the rail-tunnel follies, “in general, the politicians who make the loudest noise about taking care of future generations, taking the long view, etc., are the ones who are in fact most irresponsible about public investments.”

- Adam Gopnik, the New Yorker

At 3:22 PM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

James Hansen: "The proof that we have the most idiotic politicians in the history of the country will be a mushroom cloud in your neighborhood."

Hence, my previous claim:

"...the acceleration toward conditions more horrific and catastrophic than anything ever experienced -- by a vast majority of Americans at one time -- will not only be possible, but a real probability."

We live in very dangerous times -- more than people are willing to concede, and the consequences worse than people are able to imagine.

At 6:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And do I recall you JG, to believe that 9-11 was an inside job?
Could that possibly be an indicator of your conspiracy theory beliefs?

At 9:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Luis Lang, who is currently crowdfunding for medical expenses that he can’t afford because he didn’t sign up for insurance under Obamacare, has become a viral sensation. However, the 49-year-old South Carolina resident says he doesn’t want to be the poster child for the Republican Party’s opposition to health care reform anymore.

At the end of last week, the Charlotte Observer reported that Lang, a lifelong Republican who’s previously prided himself on covering his own medical bills, can’t afford to pay thousands of dollars to treat an issue stemming from his chronic diabetes. Lang is suffering form bleeding in his eyes and a partially detached retina, which will cause him to go blind if left untreated. So he set up a GoFundMe page to solicit $30,000 in donations to cover a costly surgery that will save his vision.

Since then, the story has been picked up in left-leaning outlets across the country and covered in nationally syndicated newspaper columns. Obamacare supporters flocked to Lang’s GoFundMe page to urge him to change his mind about the health law.

In an interview with ThinkProgress, Lang joked that he might be the most hated Republican in the country right now. But he also said that, thanks in part to a flood of media attention that led him to learn more about health care policy, he doesn’t identify with the GOP anymore.

“Now that I’m looking at what each party represents, my wife and I are both saying — hey, we’re not Republicans!” Lang said. He added that, though he’s not a political person by nature and has never voted solely along party lines, he wants to rip up his voter registration card on national television so Americans will have proof that he’s making the switch.

At 7:55 AM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Anonymous: "And do I recall you JG, to believe that 9-11 was an inside job?"

It wasn't???

All the accumulating evidence indicates it had to be -- at some level.

As I've mentioned on several occasions, a rudimentary grasp of basic physics will tell you that. Of course, the smoking gun (no pun intended) was Building 7. The unimpeded free-fall of that building, late in the afternoon of that same day, was the fly in the ointment for the official narrative -- which of course never was mentioned in the official 9/11 Report. Hmm...

"Could that possibly be an indicator of your conspiracy theory beliefs?"

The growing threat of thermonuclear war certainly doesn't have to stem from any conspiracy. Pure stupidity and greed can take us there -- and there's certainly a lot of that going around.

"Conspiracy" -- it's a totally maligned and misunderstood word, isn't it? After all, the official government assessment of 9/11 certainly concluded it was a "conspiracy", didn't it? Their "conspiracy", however, is the most preposterous and improbable one.

I prefer to resort to my understanding of science to tell me what really happened that horrible day. Too bad you don't.

Of course, maybe you don't have any. ;-)

At 9:18 AM, Anonymous HarleyA said...

Most such major world events (as 911) are "inside jobs". It is the rule and not the exception as I see it. Pearl Harbor is another good example. It doesn't make a person a loony "conspiracy theorist" to perceive that the powers that be most often have a hand in turning events to their advantage.

At 12:09 PM, Blogger De_Bill said...

after almost 14 years, these truther whackadoos are getting truly tiresome.

“The complete lack of evidence is the surest sign the conspiracy is working.”

At 1:11 PM, Blogger Modusoperandi said...

Jefferson's Guardian ”Of course, the smoking gun (no pun intended) was Building 7…”
NIST NCSTAR 1A: FINAL Report on the Collapse of WTC Building 7

At 1:12 PM, Blogger Modusoperandi said...

Sorry. Trying again: NIST NCSTAR 1A: FINAL Report on the Collapse of WTC Building 7

At 3:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup Harley , FDR was the real mastermind behind the attack on Pearl Harbor.

At 9:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Truman knew about and allowed the USSR to steal our atomic bomb plans as he was a mason and therefore a part of the New World Order.

At 7:25 AM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Modusoperandi: "NIST NCSTAR 1A: FINAL Report on the Collapse of WTC Building 7"

Of course the final report came out in 2008, after years of criticism claiming that their original report (2005) was fraudulent and misleading.

I don't have the time this morning to respond adequately, but please read this piece, which touches upon more fraudulent claims, but even more importantly, shows that NIST admitted to "at least a partial" unimpeded free fall -- which was never mentioned in their 2005 report.

I'm sticking to my guns: It was the smoking gun.

De_Bill "after almost 14 years, these truther whackadoos are getting truly tiresome."

As is your lack of understanding of basic physics, not to mention your overt willingness to believe whatever the government tells you to believe.

Believe as you want, but please don't condemn those who seek answers to the questions never allowed to be asked. Your name-calling only assures me that you're totally ignorant on the subject.

At 8:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a real conspiracy, reported by David Corn:

For a dozen years, the Bush-Cheney crowd have been trying to escape—or cover up—an essential fact of the W. years: President George Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, and their lieutenants misled the American public about the WMD threat supposedly posed by Saddam Hussein in order to grease the way to the invasion of Iraq. For Bush, Cheney, and the rest, this endeavor is fundamental; it is necessary to protect the legitimacy of the Bush II presidency. Naturally, Karl Rove and other Bushies have quickly tried to douse the Bush-lied-us-into-war fire whenever such flames have appeared. And in recent days, as Jeb Bush bumbled a question about the Iraq War, he and other GOPers have peddled the fictitious tale that his brother launched the invasion because he was presented lousy intelligence. But now there’s a new witness who will make the Bush apologists’ mission even more impossible: Michael Morell, a longtime CIA official who eventually became the agency’s deputy director and acting director. During the preinvasion period, he served as Bush’s intelligence briefer.

Appearing on MSNBC’s Hardball on Tuesday night, Morell made it clear: The Bush-Cheney administration publicly misrepresented the intelligence related to Iraq’s supposed WMD program and Saddam’s alleged links to Al Qaeda…

At 1:03 PM, Blogger De_Bill said...

No thank you, I'm not playing the conspiracy theorist whackadoo tap dance game. You prove one of their absurd assumptions are wrong, they never admit it, they just move on the next bit of stupidity.

I've seen the same game from the nutbars who claim the moon landings are faked.

At 1:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At 1:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At 3:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Appearing on MSNBC’s Hardball on Tuesday night, Michael Morell, a longtime CIA official who eventually became the agency’s deputy director and acting director made it clear: The Bush-Cheney administration publicly misrepresented the intelligence related to Iraq’s supposed WMD program and Saddam’s alleged links to Al Qaeda.

At 6:38 PM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

De_Bill: "No thank you, I'm not playing the conspiracy theorist whackadoo tap dance game."

It makes no difference to me that you choose to escape into the official narrative because it's obviously more comfortable for you. Cognitive dissonance takes many forms. Pick your poison, Bill, because either way they've got you where they want you.

Either way they'll see to it that you pay the price.

At 8:20 PM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

Jefferson's Guardian to Modusoperandi: "I don't have the time this morning to respond adequately..."

...but I do now. Once again, the "final report" by NIST (2008) omitted key structural components in their analysis and fire simulation - specifically the stiffener plates - which would have made their thermal expansion hypothesis of the girders impossible because they couldn't have allowed for the expansion needed to initiate a progressive collapse as claimed by NIST.

"The whole progressive collapse scenario evaporates without an initiating event. The stiffeners are the Achilles Heel of the NIST conclusion. They are truly the 'game changers'..."

Yes, and truly the smoking gun...

At 8:58 PM, Anonymous Tom said...

I've been such a fool, Jefferson's Guardian and Dave Dubya.

Man will always be a man. There is no new man.

We tried so hard to create a society that was equal, where there'd be nothing to envy your neighbour.

But there's always something to envy. A smile, a friendship, something you don't have like the most expensive boogey board and want to have.

In this world, even a Progressive Leaning Forward one, there will always be rich and poor. Rich in gifts, poor in gifts. Rich in love, poor in love.

At 9:03 PM, Anonymous David "Mother Jones" Cornholer said...

The Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 is a United States Congressional statement of policy calling for regime change in Iraq.[1][2] It was signed into law by President Bill Clinton, and states that it is the policy of the United States to support democratic movements within Iraq. The Act was cited in October 2002 to argue for the authorization of military force against the Iraqi government.

The Act declared that it was the Policy of the United States to support "regime change." The Act was passed 360-38 in the U.S. House of Representatives[4] and by unanimous consent in the Senate.[5] US President Bill Clinton signed the bill into law on October 31, 1998. The law's stated purpose was: "to establish a program to support a transition to democracy in Iraq." Specifically, Congress made findings of past Iraqi military actions in violation of International Law and that Iraq had denied entry of United Nations Special Commission on Iraq (UNSCOM) inspectors into its country to inspect for weapons of mass destruction. Congress found: "It should be the policy of the United States to support efforts to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq and to promote the emergence of a democratic government to replace that regime." On December 16, 1998, President Bill Clinton mandated Operation Desert Fox, a major four-day bombing campaign on Iraqi targets.

President Clinton stated in February 1998:
Iraq admitted, among other things, an offensive biological warfare capability, notably, 5,000 gallons of botulinum, which causes botulism; 2,000 gallons of anthrax; 25 biological-filled Scud warheads; and 157 aerial bombs. And I might say UNSCOM inspectors believe that Iraq has actually greatly understated its production....

Over the past few months, as [the weapons inspectors] have come closer and closer to rooting out Iraq's remaining nuclear capacity, Saddam has undertaken yet another gambit to thwart their ambitions by imposing debilitating conditions on the inspectors and declaring key sites which have still not been inspected off limits....

It is obvious that there is an attempt here, based on the whole history of this operation since 1991, to protect whatever remains of his capacity to produce weapons of mass destruction, the missiles to deliver them, and the feed stocks necessary to produce them. The UNSCOM inspectors believe that Iraq still has stockpiles of chemical and biological munitions, a small force of Scud-type missiles, and the capacity to restart quickly its production program and build many, many more weapons....

Now, let's imagine the future. What if he fails to comply and we fail to act, or we take some ambiguous third route, which gives him yet more opportunities to develop this program of weapons of mass destruction and continue to press for the release of the sanctions and continue to ignore the solemn commitments that he made? Well, he will conclude that the international community has lost its will. He will then conclude that he can go right on and do more to rebuild an arsenal of devastating destruction. And some day, some way, I guarantee you he'll use the arsenal....

President Clinton ~ 1998

At 10:34 PM, Anonymous James Hansen said...

The bill was sponsored by Representative Benjamin A. Gilman (Republican, NY-20) and co-sponsored by Representative Christopher Cox (Republican, CA-47). The bill was introduced as H.R. 4655 on September 29, 1998. The House of Representatives passed the bill 360 - 38 on October 5, and the Senate passed it with unanimous consent two days later. President Clinton signed the Iraq Liberation Act into law on October 31, 1998.[3]

Clinton was sucker for passing anything Conservative, he even got rid of Glass- Stegal resulting in 2008 nine years later. Conservative legislation screwed the American people again.

At 3:52 AM, Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

James Hansen: "Clinton was sucker for passing anything Conservative, he even got rid of Glass- Stegal resulting in 2008 nine years later."

I'm not sure Bill Clinton was a sucker. I'd prefer to claim he's a corporatist, like his wife, and like the current president. None are liberal Democrats like the Democratic leaders from decades ago -- not even close.

Until all of Democratic loyalists come to grips with this current paradigm, and see both the current form of "Democrat" in the same light as the current form of Republican, you'll never see anything but the corruptness and disloyalty towards you that we've all been experiencing for decades.

Open up your eyes and start relying on your intuition. If you don't, what you have now will only continue and become much worse.

This I can assure you.

At 7:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"David Cornholer" ?

Hey, that's funny OrphanBoyTrollSoreLoser™!

Appearing on MSNBC’s Hardball on Tuesday night, Michael Morell, a longtime CIA official who eventually became the agency’s deputy director and acting director made it clear: The Bush-Cheney administration publicly misrepresented the intelligence related to Iraq’s supposed WMD program and Saddam’s alleged links to Al Qaeda.

I believe this makes you the "cornholee"

Surprise! It turns out that there’s something to be said for having the brother of a failed president make his own run for the White House. Thanks to Jeb Bush, we may finally have the frank discussion of the Iraq invasion we should have had a decade ago.

But many influential people — not just Mr. Bush — would prefer that we not have that discussion. There’s a palpable sense right now of the political and media elite trying to draw a line under the subject. Yes, the narrative goes, we now know that invading Iraq was a terrible mistake, and it’s about time that everyone admits it. Now let’s move on.

Well, let’s not — because that’s a false narrative, and everyone who was involved in the debate over the war knows that it’s false. The Iraq war wasn’t an innocent mistake, a venture undertaken on the basis of intelligence that turned out to be wrong. America invaded Iraq because the Bush administration wanted a war. The public justifications for the invasion were nothing but pretexts, and falsified pretexts at that. We were, in a fundamental sense, lied into war…

This was, in short, a war the White House wanted, and all of the supposed mistakes that, as Jeb puts it, “were made” by someone unnamed actually flowed from this underlying desire. Did the intelligence agencies wrongly conclude that Iraq had chemical weapons and a nuclear program? That’s because they were under intense pressure to justify the war. Did prewar assessments vastly understate the difficulty and cost of occupation? That’s because the war party didn’t want to hear anything that might raise doubts about the rush to invade. Indeed, the Army’s chief of staff was effectively fired for questioning claims that the occupation phase would be cheap and easy…

Now, you can understand why many political and media figures would prefer not to talk about any of this. Some of them, I suppose, may have been duped: may have fallen for the obvious lies, which doesn’t say much about their judgment. More, I suspect, were complicit: they realized that the official case for war was a pretext, but had their own reasons for wanting a war, or, alternatively, allowed themselves to be intimidated into going along. For there was a definite climate of fear among politicians and pundits in 2002 and 2003, one in which criticizing the push for war looked very much like a career killer…

But truth matters, and not just because those who refuse to learn from history are doomed in some general sense to repeat it. The campaign of lies that took us into Iraq was recent enough that it’s still important to hold the guilty individuals accountable. Never mind Jeb Bush’s verbal stumbles. Think, instead, about his foreign-policy team, led by people who were directly involved in concocting a false case for war…

At 5:22 PM, Anonymous JH said...

I am still going to vote for the Hildebeast (Hillary Clinton).

So what if she has accomplished nothing and lies like a rug!

Bill, Hillary and Chelsea just love the feel of millions of dollars flowing through their dirty greedy hands!

Who the fuck cares if the Clintons don't give a fuck about AmeriKa and has let Russia acquire more Uranium mines in America in exchange for large contributions to the Clinton Foundation?

What is most important is that we elect the first female to be President! Who the fuck cares if she is a flop like the first Black man in the White House? What only matters is that a Democrat, pretending to be an average AmeriKan riding around in a clown car (van), is elected.

At 6:40 PM, Anonymous oledriller said...

Hold on JH about the Clintons.

Bill Clinton , the "Dope from Hope", Libtard Messiah 1. His phony legacy still embraced by hordes of illiterate Demotwits as the greatest thing since sliced bread. Brain dead liberals still believe that record job creation during his reign can be attributed only to his administration's policies. Nothing but pure B.S. A majority Republican controlled congress for six of his eight years in office, dot coms and spillover from Reagan made the pervert look so good as the puppet in the drivers seat. Remember Bubba screaming "gridlock" ? During his first two years in office under Demo control he shook down banks and threatened their charter if they didn't give deadbeats home loans. Thus planting the seed for the greatest economic collapse since the great depression. Yet, he accomplished all this zilch while simultaneously having his female aide regularly chew on his tool. The phony legacy of BJ still lives on in the tiny minds of Democrats!

At 6:49 PM, Anonymous Monica Lewinsky said...

I just want to say that I still love Bill Clinton!

It makes my nipples hard to hear that the Clintons are interested in buying my blue stained dress to hang in the Clinton Library! What a wonderful conversation piece for the people of America!

At 6:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! BoyTrollSoreLoser is back big time!

Any viruses you want to share you stupid asshole?


At 1:50 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Hey Monica, how about 7,000 pairs of empty army boots for the Bush library? You know, to represent all the American soldiers killed in Bush's war for profit.

How many died as a result of your voluntary blowjob again?

At 8:44 AM, Anonymous JJ said...

Here is a glimpse of the true character of the old bag the left is ready to crown queen. Her only qualification is she has a uterus.

(1) "Where is the Godxxxx flag? I want the Godxxxx XXXXing flag up every morning at XXXXing sunrise."

From the book "Inside the White House" by Ronald Kessler, p. 244;

Hillary to staff at the Arkansas Governor's mansion on Labor Day 1991.

(2) “FXXX off! It's enough I have to see you shxx-kickers every day!

I'm not going to talk to you, too!!

Just do your Godxxxx job and keep your mouth shut."

From the book "America Evita" by Christopher Anderson, p.90; Hillary to her State Trooper bodyguards after one of them greeted her with "Good Morning."

(3) "If you want to remain on this detail, get your fXXXing axx over here and grab those bags!"

From the book "The First Partner" p. 259; Hillary to a Secret Service Agent who was reluctant to carry her luggage because he wanted to keep his hands free in case of an incident.

(4) "Stay the fXXX back, stay the fXXX back away from me! Don't come within ten yards of me, or else! Just fXXXing do as I say, Okay!!?"

From the book "Unlimited Access" by Clinton’s FBI Agent-in-Charge, Gary Aldridge, p. 139; Hillary is screaming at her Secret Service detail.

(5) "Where's the miserable cxxx sxxker?" (otherwise known as “Bill Clinton”)

From the book "The Truth about Hillary" by Edward Klein, p.5; Hillary shouting at a Secret Service officer.

(6) "You fxxxing idiot"

From the book "Crossfire" ~pg. 84; Hillary to a State Trooper who was driving her to an event.

(7) "Put this on the ground! I left my sunglasses in the limo. I need those fxxxing sunglasses! We need to go back !

From the book " Dereliction of Duty" p. 71-72; Hillary to Marine One helicopter pilot to turn back while en route to Air Force One.

(8) "Come on Bill, put your dxxx up! You can't fxxx her here!! "

From the book "Inside the White House" by Ronald Kessler, p. 243; Hillary to Gov. Bill Clinton when she spots him talking with an attractive female.

At 9:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Troll harder.

At 3:58 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Kessler is a GOP shill.

"Kessler's writings have been criticized in publications such as the Washington Post and The Week for overt partisanship and a lack of journalistic rigor.

Every book ever written has mistakes. But experts are supposed to get the main things right, and reporters generally follow through when someone tells them something. Too often, Kessler seems to have listened to his sources, written their words down, and then simply printed as fact their allegations or observations without checking on them."

—Marc Ambinder, The Week, August 6, 2014


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