Last lazy summer Sunday in the REZ!
Garvald attempts to enjoy himself and get himself out of his usual morning depression...his biggest fear is missing out on life...so he watches "Chris Mathews" with very poor reception early in the morning and falls back to sleep listening to "Meet the Press...his dreams are mixed in with some infomercial until he wakes up...Buffy is one of his few pleasures and he cuddles her... comforting his loneliness and boredom in the high desert...
He gets his hot tub ready and tastes his last tiny bit of herb to escape while getting some sun in his backyard mixed in with a ride to his office to give his 2 cents to the neocons of Newsbusters...Julio and his wife walk in to do some work or also surf the net...they ignore G...
"will it be a long year?? or will you ever learn to be happy by yourself and not depend on others to cheer you up??"
He scolds himself and then he sees young folks flocking to a peace corp pot luck dinner/barbecue at his neighor Tom's place in the middle of the adjacent duplex...it's packed with all of this club from the surrounding very large county....He envies Tom as he envies others that can organize these events... He overly worries about being ostracized by these folks a generation younger, wishing to be included...Where can he socialize and make friends?? He had a game a chess with his unofficial mentor, Dr. Sam. G worries that life is passing him by...no one to really share his experiences except the audience out in his cyber world...
He chats with a young native American math teacher about his visions for the chess program in Utopachi. She is interested and he realizes that he can still do so much and survive the loneliness by plunging deep into his project. He tells her that he came back from Oz because he wanted to do something really
"spectacular in his at best mediocre teaching career!"
On Friday he showed his principal where he wanted the chess board. Mr. Blaney was very receptive and gave him some good ideas in the building and painting of this school project. He's so happy that he has such a good principal. He feels that this man was almost a gift from the universe!
Go with the flow, G!
If you build it, they will come!

9/19 If you paint it, they will play chess!
Winston Churchill would always take a little power nap in the early evening and then have a very productive night working hard on saving Britain from the Nazis! Bush is no Winston Churchill and we are not fighting the Nazis! We are going there to feed the greedy oil companies and be their free mercenaries while continuing to line the oil stained pockets of the Bush Cosa Nostra!
Ok G! Relax and enjoy your little fireside chat with your friends of the Okie Zone...
I'm so energized after a nap ...I could so much of a better job at school if I ever could try to reprogram my energy for early in the am or ever had a planning period right after lunch so I could have that revitalizing siesta!
But I had a good day sans the adderall, which helped me to fall into a deep slumber during the news. Now I'm wide awake drinking my tea and hot cocoa mixture that I invented after experimenting with Marty's reaction to it. He loves it but he especially loves that Pinon nut flavored coffee! MMM...even the whiny Clay loves that coffee with a heaping teaspoon of chocholate and mini marshmallows to wake these two boys up early in the morning!
Sometimes I'm determined to have a good day regardless of Betty Lou storming into my classroom to tell me next time I use the phone to put it back on her computer shelf the way she had it! The phone was originally for the life skills class but now it is basically hers by eminent domain! Now we get the same hang up calls that I get in my ED classroom!
"Is it your phone, Betty Lou?" I ask her calmly.She makes a snide remark and walks off back to her nesting spot in the life skills class!
At the end of the day she is back again this speaking a mile a minute in Navaho to the other ladies again. Finishing in English, "I don't have to be treated this way!" It was so peaceful for a week's vacation without her!

I had the usual problems again with D again. He knocked over a table when I was just cleaning up around him. Fortunately, the girls working on their math quickly got up before he screamed and threw over the table with his incredible strength from such a little man. He could have easily hurt them and then I'm sure there'd be a lawsuit against the school.
I had to wait with him till 4:45 until his home's van finally came to get him. At least I had the chess players, so I wasn't completely wasting my time. He attempted to knock over another table before he finally left with someone that is used to dealing with him.
The day finished well ! I walked around our beautiful campus and village all green from the rains. The sun is setting earlier now, about 7:15 and I watch her snuggle into the mountains at the corner of the valley.I soak in one of the last evenings of "summer" before we finally get the lush green killing frost and my beautiful pink rose will wilt ...will it be the end of spring in the summer or just the beginning???
I walk to school after chatting with a neighbor who is the "corn Pollen" teacher. These students are always wanting projects to help beautify the school. They did a gorgeous mural on one of the walls except for the emaciated cougar. Buffy is far better looking. She actually has the blonde body of a very strong 50lb mountain lion! I love her so much!
Brett is great at these kinds of projects. I explained to him about the chess board and where we're going to paint it. We will go into town Sunday and buy the paint from Home Depot after getting some cash for the paint and sealer! I am so excited!
I chatted with the custodians. They kidded with me about Betty Lou!
"have you all kissed and made up yet?"
I showed them where we will have the human chess. We will build the half life size pieces getting the art teacher and the wood shop teacher involved with the project also. The biggest complaint from students is that it looks like a prison with the drab grey walls. The murals will only accentuate the mountains and the desert plains that we see from the courtyard!
Gradually more teachers will be involved as the faculty sees the project materialize. I could see all the building painted with murals.
In the twilight with the outline of the mountains as the frame, the three of us saw this school become more beautiful than she has ever has been before!

Comments

  1. rhayes Says:
    September 18, 2006 - 01:22
    Neocon 101Some basic questions answered.

    What do neoconservatives believe?

    "Neocons" believe that the United States should not be ashamed to use its unrivaled power – forcefully if necessary – to promote its values around the world. Some even speak of the need to cultivate a US empire. Neoconservatives believe modern threats facing the US can no longer be reliably contained and therefore must be prevented, sometimes through preemptive military action.

    Most neocons believe that the US has allowed dangers to gather by not spending enough on defense and not confronting threats aggressively enough. One such threat, they contend, was Saddam Hussein and his pursuit of weapons of mass destruction. Since the 1991 Gulf War, neocons relentlessly advocated Mr. Hussein's ouster.

    Most neocons share unwavering support for Israel, which they see as crucial to US military sufficiency in a volatile region. They also see Israel as a key outpost of democracy in a region ruled by despots. Believing that authoritarianism and theocracy have allowed anti-Americanism to flourish in the Middle East, neocons advocate the democratic transformation of the region, starting with Iraq. They also believe the US is unnecessarily hampered by multilateral institutions, which they do not trust to effectively neutralize threats to global security.

    What are the roots of neoconservative beliefs?

    The original neocons were a small group of mostly Jewish liberal intellectuals who, in the 1960s and 70s, grew disenchanted with what they saw as the American left's social excesses and reluctance to spend adequately on defense. Many of these neocons worked in the 1970s for Democratic Senator Henry "Scoop" Jackson, a staunch anti-communist. By the 1980s, most neocons had become Republicans, finding in President Ronald Reagan an avenue for their aggressive approach of confronting the Soviet Union with bold rhetoric and steep hikes in military spending. After the Soviet Union's fall, the neocons decried what they saw as American complacency. In the 1990s, they warned of the dangers of reducing both America's defense spending and its role in the world.

    Unlike their predecessors, most younger neocons never experienced being left of center. They've always been "Reagan" Republicans.

    What is the difference between a neoconservative and a conservative?

    Liberals first applied the "neo" prefix to their comrades who broke ranks to become more conservative in the 1960s and 70s. The defectors remained more liberal on some domestic policy issues. But foreign policy stands have always defined neoconservatism. Where other conservatives favored détente and containment of the Soviet Union, neocons pushed direct confrontation, which became their raison d'etre during the 1970s and 80s.

    Today, both conservatives and neocons favor a robust US military. But most conservatives express greater reservations about military intervention and so-called nation building. Neocons share no such reluctance. The post 9/11-campaigns against regimes in Afghanistan and Iraq demonstrate that the neocons are not afraid to force regime change and reshape hostile states in the American image. Neocons believe the US must do to whatever it takes to end state-supported terrorism. For most, this means an aggressive push for democracy in the Middle East. Even after 9/11, many other conservatives, particularly in the isolationist wing, view this as an overzealous dream with nightmarish consequences.

    How have neoconservatives influenced US foreign policy?

    Finding a kindred spirit in President Reagan, neocons greatly influenced US foreign policy in the 1980s.

    But in the 1990s, neocon cries failed to spur much action. Outside of Reaganite think tanks and Israel's right-wing Likud Party, their calls for regime change in Iraq were deemed provocative and extremist by the political mainstream. With a few notable exceptions, such as President Bill Clinton's decision to launch isolated strikes at suspected terrorist targets in Afghanistan and Sudan in 1998, their talk of preemptive military action was largely dismissed as overkill.

    Despite being muted by a president who called for restraint and humility in foreign affairs, neocons used the 1990s to hone their message and craft their blueprint for American power. Their forward thinking and long-time ties to Republican circles helped many neocons win key posts in the Bush administration.

    The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 moved much of the Bush administration closer than ever to neoconservative foreign policy. Only days after 9/11, one of the top neoconservative think tanks in Washington, the Project for a New American Century, wrote an open letter to President Bush calling for regime change in Iraq. Before long, Bush, who campaigned in 2000 against nation building and excessive military intervention overseas, also began calling for regime change in Iraq. In a highly significant nod to neocon influence, Bush chose the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) as the venue for a key February 2003 speech in which he declared that a US victory in Iraq "could begin a new stage for Middle Eastern peace." AEI – the de facto headquarters for neconservative policy – had been calling for democratization of the Arab world for more than a decade.

    What does a neoconservative dream world look like?

    Neocons envision a world in which the United States is the unchallenged superpower, immune to threats. They believe that the US has a responsibility to act as a "benevolent global hegemon." In this capacity, the US would maintain an empire of sorts by helping to create democratic, economically liberal governments in place of "failed states" or oppressive regimes they deem threatening to the US or its interests. In the neocon dream world the entire Middle East would be democratized in the belief that this would eliminate a prime breeding ground for terrorists. This approach, they claim, is not only best for the US; it is best for the world. In their view, the world can only achieve peace through strong US leadership backed with credible force, not weak treaties to be disrespected by tyrants.

    Any regime that is outwardly hostile to the US and could pose a threat would be confronted aggressively, not "appeased" or merely contained. The US military would be reconfigured around the world to allow for greater flexibility and quicker deployment to hot spots in the Middle East, as well as Central and Southeast Asia. The US would spend more on defense, particularly for high-tech, precision weaponry that could be used in preemptive strikes. It would work through multilateral institutions such as the United Nations when possible, but must never be constrained from acting in its best interests whenever necessary.

    go ahead and whine about the site!

    http://www.csmonitor.com/specials/neocon/neocon101.html

    "It seeks a society characterized by freedom of thought for individuals, limitations on power, especially of government and religion"

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    StayOnPoint Says:
    September 17, 2006 - 09:54
    I cannot believe you all have wasted 3 pages arguing with this dingbat. It's like trying to reason with a 5 year old child or argue with a drunk,,,you are wasting your time.

    Those of us who get it protect those of you who don't

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    Sua Sponte 75 Says:
    September 17, 2006 - 09:19
    Q: How is it that NB is blocking access to the site for an entire school district?

    A: Bush lied to us and his father was a Nazi supporter.

    Q: What does that have to do with the question, your statement and response?

    A: Puppies are neat.

    Q: What are you talking about, how does that play into the forum you started?

    A: If Bush gets to invade a country without any proof of wmds...all on a whim....when he admits failure and going in was a mistake,Ill gladly give you proof!


    Q: So basically you are just going to say you have proof but aren’t adult enough to write about it even though you started the forum about it?


    A: the neocon party has become a mean, uncompassionate, war mongering group of people! They are so full of hate and yet they claim christianity is the religion of the "right" sad!


    Q: Again what does that have to do with answering the questions?


    A: I like pie.


    Q: Ok, so does maybe that you like pie have something to do with NB supposedly blocking access to this site for a whole school district?


    A: Yes the whole election was stolen and only one computer can access NB and I’m not telling you where because then you would know.


    Q: Great, we’re getting somewhat closer to an answer, I think. So just how is NB blocking an entire district?


    A: neocons.


    Q: Huh, is there some issue with answering the question?


    A: They’re oppressing our rights to ride unicorns and wear funny hats.


    Q: Ok, one last time. Just how is it that NB is forbidding access to the site for an entire school district?


    A: Candy canes and merry-go-rounds.




    *sigh*


    "You're either part of the solution or part of the problem"




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    rhayes Says:
    September 17, 2006 - 20:06

    Q: Ok, one last time. Just how is it that NB is forbidding access to the site for an entire school district?

    A: High tech computer warfare..It's wierd but only one computer has access. I wish I was a computer wizard, but I aint! Im friends with the author of Hereinreality.com. I'll ask her how you ban all the computers but one!

    If we find that answer, maybe we can find out how to deprogram Karl Rove and we might actually have a fair election!



    "It seeks a society characterized by freedom of thought for individuals, limitations on power, especially of government and religion"

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    Sua Sponte 75 Says:
    September 18, 2006 - 00:34
    Q: Ok, one last time. Just how is it that NB is forbidding access to the site for an entire school district?

    A: High tech computer warfare..It's wierd but only one computer has access. I wish I was a computer wizard, but I aint! Im friends with the author of Hereinreality.com. I'll ask her how you ban all the computers but one!

    Funniest stuff I've heard this morning. So it boils down to just wasting space with your ramble, not surprised a bit. If NB was out to get you they wouldn't have let you go on so long with this drug/alcohol induced delusion. You just stay the nutty lack of rational person you are and we'll keep laughing. Say hello to everyone on the mothership for me and keep an eye out for the men in the black helicopters, they're still looking for the dilythium crystals you're hiding for the the time space continueum machine.....I'm off to talk to big people.

    "You're either part of the solution or part of the problem"

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    rhayes Says:
    September 18, 2006 - 00:37

    whatever, sue. I'll let you have the last word!



    "It seeks a society characterized by freedom of thought for individuals, limitations on power, especially of government and religion"

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    Roger the Shrubber Says:
    September 17, 2006 - 09:24
    I love you, Wombat!


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    rhayes Says:
    September 17, 2006 - 19:55
    really cute, roger!...what would a compassionate neoconservative be holding??...a skunk?



    "It seeks a society characterized by freedom of thought for individuals, limitations on power, especially of government and religion"

    wombat,

    dingbat,

    neotard,

    repubotard

    Hey neokids, lets make a neonursery rhyme!

    ...funny how neocons go from marsupials to tards...hilarious..and they talk about wasting time...

    hmmm...anyone else had over 200 replies with mostly wasted time and middle school insults from neobats!

    and who is childish??

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    rofl by SportPolitics
    Sua Sponte 75 Says:
    September 16, 2006 - 07:57
    I of course won't say the district. Big brother would love to know.

    Rigggght, not that anyone cares.

    I will write an article exposing the hypocricy of this website to a small town independent newspaper.

    So write it here, you're supposedly "fighting the good fight" and if you had an ounce of intestinal fortitude you would post it here. Posters are not booted for posting information backed by facts, but for mindless rambling and nothing to support it.

    I've read this ramble rant several times now and really can't come to any conclusion other than you're angry, over what (that means supporting facts) no one here has any idea. Maybe that's why you're angry, that you would actually be able to post your ramble? Mostly it's because you don't post anything original (other than mindless rants) or support any (ever) items that support it. So all in all we're not sure what the deal is with you, so either step up to the plate or go sit down. Your first rule should be having a point, that would be the baseline for your arguments, second, understand that when you make non-reality and non-thread related posts you will be called on it. If there are issues with this and wanting to stomp your feet as a child would, then I suggest a bit of growing up and learning how things work in the adult circle.

    "You're either part of the solution or part of the problem"

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    rhayes Says:
    September 16, 2006 - 17:18
    Posters are not booted for posting information

    insults by neocons are allowed however, if you post a source that slanders the president and only has liberal sources , it of course will be censored too!

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    Sua Sponte 75 Says:
    September 17, 2006 - 02:35
    Classic example of what I was talking about. Absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with what I posted. I don't care about the "insults" and if something slanders the President. Your statement was that NB has banned some unknown school district from accessing this site. It's a pretty simple avenue to take, post your proof and back up your statements. If you can't do that then it's expected you receive what you do. Is it really that difficult? This is why nobody takes you seriously, because you cannot even follow up on any statements you make ever.

    "You're either part of the solution or part of the problem"

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    rofl by SportPolitics
    rhayes Says:
    September 17, 2006 - 02:54
    It's a pretty simple avenue to take, post your proof and back up your statements

    all the computers except one have acess. I could say again what the computer said. If I told you anymore, you would know the school district. You all would love to know that.

    If Bush gets to invade a country without any proof of wmds...all on a whim....when he admits failure and going in was a mistake,Ill gladly give you proof!


    "It seeks a society characterized by freedom of thought for individuals, limitations on power, especially of government and religion"

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    NL207 Says:
    September 17, 2006 - 03:31
    "all the computers except one have acess."

    ? And what makes that computer so special ? Only one has no access so you blame this on newsbusters? If they were going to ban your school, they'd block the entire range of IP Addresses assigned to that school, not just one frickin' computer out of many.

    Do you use ay common sense at all? Your assumption that NB has banned a whole organization because one of that organization's computers can't establish an HTTP connection with th NB site is a non-sequitur.


    I'd say its a whole lot more likely ther is some problem with that particular computer's credentials at the school's firewall.

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    Sua Sponte 75 Says:
    September 17, 2006 - 03:24
    all the computers except one have acess. I could say again what the computer said. If I told you anymore, you would know the school district. You all would love to know that.

    Once again you totally avoid the point! So only one computer can access NB and that means the WHOLE district is banned from NB? WTF?

    If Bush gets to invade a country without any proof of wmds...all on a whim

    Wow, never heard that before. WTF does this have to do with showing how NB has banned and entire school district from accessing this site?

    The point was to prove how NB has banned and entire school district from accessing this site. No wonder everyone calls you names and insults you.

    All this is some kind of made up delusional fantasy you're having since you're having and extremely difficult time staying on point.

    Yes yes, we're trying to re-task the satilites to find your district so we can change the flight path of the black helicoptors. We know you're hiding the dylithium crystals for our time space continueum device, part of the world weather control machine.

    You're funny, and not the haha type.

    "You're either part of the solution or part of the problem"

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    texaswolf77 Says:
    September 16, 2006 - 06:31
    Although I disagree with some parts of your view of history, I must say that I commend your quest to highlight the hypocrisy of the reactionary right.

    Keep up the fight!

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    Unsane Says:
    September 17, 2006 - 09:39
    Reactionary, huh? To what past do us "reactionaries" wish to go back to?

    The only one I can hope to hang that label on is the hyper-idealist sarcasmo, and even then, only on some issues.

    "The vice of capitalism is that there is an unequal share of the blessings; the virtue of socialism is that there is an equal share of the misery." -Sir Winston Churchill, British statesman (1874-1965)

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    Roger the Shrubber Says:
    September 16, 2006 - 00:47
    Somebody please hand this Aussie socialist loser a kleenex?

    And remind him that "free speech" does not always count on a privately-owned forum. The owners of this forum can tell him to sod off whenever they want. Like when this dumba$$ walks into a store with no shoes or shirt and then bitches about "free speech" when he gets kicked out. Grow up, Ausstard.


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    rhayes Says:
    September 16, 2006 - 00:57
    Somebody please hand this fascist loser a handkerchief?


    no kidding roger rabbit!

    I just find this so site so hypocritical in everything it talks about. When it whines about someone, neocons are doing exactly the same thing! It wants to whine about the liberal media, but everywhere you turn its being gobbled up by large corporations. They wont be happy until the last few papers and stations are gobbled up by the neomonster greedy for power!

    so when they have nothing to say except insults they put a 'tard at the end...ie ausstard, kostard, neotard...

    they expect liberals to enter and behave like gentleman while the immature neotards start throwing insults..

    immature, ignorant, etc...

    they were probably the immature children that made fun of the children with learning disabilities

    the neocon party has become a mean, uncompassionate, war mongering group of people! They are so full of hate and yet they claim christianity is the religion of the "right" sad!

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    SportPolitics Says:
    September 16, 2006 - 03:28
    I count a full 20 insults you just typed in rhayes.

    I've moderated you so you can't come back when you're not raging with hatred and delete your rant like you have on one or two of them I've noticed before.

    I guess your chicken pot is as black as a kettle gets.

    Now, hasn't it been refreshing for you to exercise your free speech, and have a wonderful supporter like me make sure it stays archived for those who want to see an unhinged rant ? ( Yes, rhayes, when you get moderated, that makes your rant stay the way you left it, so noone who you share your login with can erase it. Isn't that wonderful !!! :-) )

    Glad I could help out, and make sure the world of NB understands how vile raging from leftists here is all too common, and tolerated.

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    ravensmith Says:
    September 1, 2006 - 05:47
    Just yesterday, a feminist site called blogher.org blocked me from posting. I 'm sure it had everything to do with a controversial article I wrote but censorship happens. Newsbusters does allow opinions that object because I've read them but its just not the daily majority norm and besides, if it can happen in feminist land, where diversity is supposedly embraced for all; it can happen anywhere.

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    Clear thinker Says:
    August 29, 2006 - 22:18
    This has got to be a parody.

    Col. David Hunt for President

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    Another thing that I'd like t by rhayes
    Unsane Says:
    August 29, 2006 - 06:17
    The 2000 or so bloggers allowed to leave comments on this hypocritical very biased site have their own type of "censor" button that they can push. They can say troll, abusive or offensive, funny or insightful. It is a pointless button, but they love to use it with relish. Care to take a stab at how many time I have used mine? MAYBE five times and that was back in March.

    As for this site being biased - did you miss the logo up top, where it says "exposing and combating liberal media bias"? Huge props go out to the MRC for spelling out their intent from the beginning - I respect that, every bit as much as I respect The Economist for putting their editorials very close to the front of the mag.

    As for this site being hypocritical - there IS a thing called freewill. No one is forcing you to be here. If you hate this site that much, you can always leave. Indeed, you can leave and create a site of your own where you can spout off endlessly about the latest Bush/conservative conspiracy. Ain't America great?

    that is all that has ever come ...I'm used to working with emotionally disturbed students and this site appears to be about that level with their comments. With comments like this you really ought to stop your crying about ad hominem attacks. That is about as ad hominem as it gets.

    "The vice of capitalism is that there is an unequal share of the blessings; the virtue of socialism is that there is an equal share of the misery." -Sir Winston Churchill, British statesman (1874-1965)

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    I wrote, "The 2000 or so blog by rhayes
    florida_chad Says:
    August 29, 2006 - 21:36

    I will continue to come on here and tell the few other liberals to voice themselves about the lies that this site puts on here.

    Unless you are banned
    hehehe

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    Clear thinker Says:
    August 29, 2006 - 22:31
    Whoa clueless, please list the lies then prove them to be lies. If you can do this honestly, I will personally spread your above writings to about 10,000 email addys that are in my "contacts" file.

    Col. David Hunt for President

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    Get big brother to untag me and I'll give col a debate. by rhayes
    Free Stinker Says:
    August 29, 2006 - 22:53
    Hey Troll!

    I'm only marking your messages as 'Troll', but our lucky day, that compresses them. I see you continue to ignore my "de-moderation" advice.

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    so stinker is the secret moderator? funny! demoderation advice! by rhayes
    Free Stinker Says:
    August 29, 2006 - 23:02
    No. I'm just a guy who is marking the messages of Barking Moonbat Trolls as 'Troll'

    In the past this hasn;t compressed them, but like I said before, our lucky day.

    Don't you have a bridge you should be collecting toll at somewhere?

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    rhayes Says:
    August 29, 2006 - 23:10
    I come not to bury a troll because I am one"
    famous quote from neocon troll who never looked in the mirror.

    "Fiscal conservatism is the economic philosophy of prudence in government spending and debt"

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    AJ Says:
    September 10, 2006 - 17:17
    Maybe the reason why there isn't an "equal" amount of liberals and conservative participants on this site is because there is a thick gathering of conservative minded people here and since liberals run and hide when they are attacked and their defense fails, there aren't very many of them here. Just watch a blog post with more than 100 comments and often it is a debate that is going on. And what happens is it suddenly ends because one side of the debate decides to leave and it's usually the liberal because he realises that his poor defense net has fallen apart and he's run out of ammunition. So he follows the common "cut and run" liberal ideal. And you know what, that person or those people made that choice on their own free will, buddy. You've blinded yourself and for what it's worth, this whole thread is a massive contradiction to what you've been saying. You have not been censored. The only people who are "censored" are, as a matter of fact, banned for breaking the rules that this site follows. You must be one of those people who thinks that punishment is wrong even if they've broken the laws defined therein. And if there is anything about you that is "moderate", it's that. I have so many friends who are too scared to administer discipline (when in a position to) and are too proud to recieve discipline themselves because they don't want to be restrained at all. If you even had a shred of self discipline you would have come on to this site with a more civilized mind and you would have debated like a true gentlemen. You know what, you sound like a high school student pissed off at his parents because they didn't let you go out with your friends one night. God, what immaturity. Unsane had perfect justification for his frustration in this debate because just like the parent trying to break through the selfish, childish teenager, he got fed up with the contradictions you've presented. And that is exactly how teenagers get in to arguments with their parents: they stand on a situational belief and keep repeating it even though it has been struck down dozens of time. For the sake of sanity of anyone on this site, this thread should be locked so peoples brains don't melt. My mind has been hurting for the past hour after reading through all of your childish rants. And as for your threat of writing about how bad this site is, good luck because most people will have enough common sense to put the paper down and scoff at your immaturity. Expect to get a flooded e-mail inbox after a few hours of it going public.

    Oh and most of your links point to nothing or error pages like "Foridden". Thanks for being hypocritical. I think I will have a pizza.

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    rhayes Says:
    September 16, 2006 - 00:43
    aj, im flattered that you wrote so much. But its easy to write when its all generalities or lies.

    Liberals don't run away when it comes to a debate, they are banned from this site, like fates webb, hater, st jimmy and others too many to count!

    The only people who are "censored" are, as a matter of fact, banned for breaking the rules that this site follows.

    where are the rules posted?? You remind me of Bush that wants to have rules for everyone except him. You all can cuss, insult, slander, make ad hominem attacks and get off thread without impunity. Only one conservative was banned you claim.

    You must be one of those people who thinks that punishment is wrong even if they've broken the laws defined therein.

    for some reason, you categorized and generalize as most do on this blog. You think because Im a liberal (left of neocon), that I don't believe in punishment!!

    you are really ranting here...what are you on??

    And if there is anything about you that is "moderate", it's that. I have so many friends who are too scared to administer discipline (when in a position to) and are too proud to recieve discipline themselves because they don't want to be restrained at all.

    If you even had a shred of self discipline you would have come on to this site with a more civilized mind and you would have debated like a true gentlemen

    hmm, AJ, you have decorum like all the other gentlemen and women on this site. Dont make me laugh. They are far more immature than most of the highschool students I teach. I believe you act about as immature as the others when a leftist of neocon invades your holy circle of "gentlepeople" (rofl)


    "It seeks a society characterized by freedom of thought for individuals, limitations on power, especially of government and religion"

    Yep and all the other computers still are "forridden!!" neocons hate it when their spelling is corrected but they love to point it out when a liberal has a typo!

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    Roger the Shrubber Says:
    September 16, 2006 - 00:52
    When a dumba$$ like you cannot fix your signature, it is worth pointing out. It just enhances your credibility when you cannot spell, formulate complete sentences, and use a broken link for your sig. It really dispels the image of you being an unhinged nutjob, it really does.


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    rhayes Says:
    September 16, 2006 - 01:07
    ummm, lets see this poor deluded obsessed chap writes dumbass now and thinks by attacking my spelling or my signature(?) he can do the rovian think of destroying my credibility!!













    When a dumba$$ like you cannot fix your signature, it is worth pointing out.

    destroy a critics credibility ...thats typical neocon behavior when he cant defend the "dumb gluteus maximus" president, he insults the critic! Then if they find out more they can start spreading lies like Rove did so well with his victims in Texas and then the country.

    It just enhances your credibility when you cannot spell, formulate complete sentences, and use a broken link for your signature (??)

    "hey, im workin hard , reading books and aint i doin a better job of my speeches. I thought I did good before my , I mean disney , 911 movie! My polls are up!"

    funny how neorednecks get so angry when you correct their grammar or especially when you knock the faux redneck with a faux accent...

    "Hey dint I get one more point than Kerry at Yale,,he, he!"

    How come I still cant write or speak?"


    "It seeks a society characterized by freedom of thought for individuals, limitations on power, especially of government and religion"

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    Roger the Shrubber Says:
    September 16, 2006 - 01:54
    Once again, thank you for proving my point about leftards getting so unhinged they lose the ability to think straight, spell correctly, or remove broken links from their sigs. And thx for the wicked redneck impersonation. You high-brow Aussie Wombats have a much more refined demeanor, higher class, and no distinguishable accent whatsoever. We neocons just admire you Australian Democrats.

    Funny, too, that this mouth-frothing wombat cannot separate conservatives, or neocons, or whatever talking point term du-jour Wombat here cares to copy, from the Bush administration. If Wombat actually read the posts on this site, Wombat would find that many posters here are not very happy with some of the President's decisions, ranging from spending to immigration to his lack of communication.

    Wombat also does not understand that many of us (especially me) really do not care what kind of insults (usually not very clever) Wombat hurls at NBers. It doesn't matter to us. Why? Because, when they come from the LOSERS (especially foreign tards who think they know sh*t about America) it only makes the LOSERS look bad.

    So, rip on Bush, call us neocon redneck god-humping scumbags. We don't care. To quote John Patrick Mason: "Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home and f*&k the prom queen. "

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    rhayes Says:
    September 16, 2006 - 02:00

    Wombat also does not understand that many of us (especially me) really do not care what kind of insults (usually not very clever) Wombat hurls at NBers. It doesn't matter to us. Why? Because, when they come from the LOSERS (especially foreign tards who think they know sh*t about America) it only makes the LOSERS look bad.


    hey fascist-tard, why not act like youre being really original again , with your "great rules of liberalism" (tdf) and call me a wombat tard!

    you sound a lot like Karl Rove. The only con that you guys claimed was banned!



    Folks in the cut and paste blogosphere, notice that rogertard starts writing with correct english since he can only make fun of a person's grammar now!

    When I do write my book, Roger, I will have plenty of time to correct any mistakes. You, who is obsessed with this site and want to show everyone how superior you are to "leftards" can now only think of grammar!

    you, conrade, wont even get a dishonorable mention in the article because I haven't seen anything even remotely intellectual in any of your posts...you, pal, are no more than a neoclone.

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    Roger the Shrubber Says:
    September 16, 2006 - 02:03
    Out of comebacks, I see.

    Come back tomorrow, hopefully sober, probably not any smarter.

    Ta-ta, Wombat.


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    rhayes Says:
    September 16, 2006 - 02:09
    why should I comeback tomorrow when the censors are awake? ...they'll only edit mine and leave yours like you're talking to yourself, which you probably do normally!




    "Come back tomorrow, hopefully sober, probably not any smarter."

    that reminds me of the great nonneoconservative winston churchill,

    "Yes my dear southern redneck, I am drunk, but you are stupid, ignorant and ugly. Tomorrow , I will be sober!"

    and by the way I am sober! good night!

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    rhayes Says:
    August 29, 2006 - 23:06
    No. I'm just a guy (with no life)who is marking the messages of Barking Moonbat Trolls as 'Troll'
    funny!
    Be careful, troll watcher, big brother might limit your trolling ability! :)

    "Fiscal conservatism is the economic philosophy of prudence in government spending and debt"

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    Free Stinker Says:
    August 29, 2006 - 23:08
    LOL! You can't even insult people properly!

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    rhayes Says:
    August 29, 2006 - 23:12
    LOL! You can't even insult people properly!

    this coming from one of the regular low iq neocon trolls that love george bush!

    "Fiscal conservatism is the economic philosophy of prudence in government spending and debt"

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    How can I write all the lies as one liners? by rhayes
    Tell you what col, If they ha by rhayes
    How do you keep a neocon in s by rhayes
    promise you'll expose all of his lies tomorrow! by rhayes
    Look at the way he spills his beer. by rhayes
    rhayes Says:
    August 29, 2006 - 22:30
    So know you moderate me on my own forum. Neonconservatism at its best! shall I hit the funny button. How can I anwer rjs obsessive question if you moderate me, chad?
    why not limit the choices on moderation to funny?

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    Free Stinker Says:
    August 29, 2006 - 22:33
    You could just change "On Topic Comments" to "All Comments" but then again if you actually did that, then you couldn't be The Victim, could you?

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    Clear thinker Says:
    August 29, 2006 - 22:44
    FS,

    You make an excellent point concerning being the "victim", rhayes is probably Charlie Rangel in disguise.

    Col. David Hunt for President

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    Free Stinker Says:
    August 29, 2006 - 22:45
    LOL

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    rhayes Says:
    August 29, 2006 - 21:55
    Unless you are banned
    hehehe""

    I expect that to happen especially when I criticize this blog and question statements with curse words from the ceo of this site.
    Now after limiting my moderation button, the formatting guidlines or tags cannot be used when I write...Im curious why he does not ban me?

    I won't be intimidated by that and if and when that happens,I'll send out the letter exposing this site to as many sources as I can.

    I will site numerous examples of the feeding frenzy and unfair unwritten rules that only appear to apply to liberals.

    Most people need to know the truth about this corrupt administration and the corrupt media. Even the liberal media that you all whine about, is owned by only a pocketful of voices.

    Even the few liberals that you have allowed on here are becoming very angry at your hypocrisy. Now even the chairman appears to be afraid of them writing a whole post about hater being on Howard Stern.
    Think about the anger that your site creates continually insulting "liberals". Dont you think that only helps this country become even more divided?? Is this division what you really want?

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    RJ Says:
    August 29, 2006 - 21:44
    Speaking of moderating, rhayes, I answered your question about moderating you (I don't), so why won't you answer my question?
    Again, how many times have YOU moderated ME? (Careful with your answer, I might ask about it)

    And regarding the "big red asterisk beside it, whatever that means??", everyone here knows that it means you've been "tagged".

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    tagged by rhayes
    RJ Says:
    August 29, 2006 - 22:10
    Why do you refuse to answer my question, rhayes, especially after I answered the same one from you? Isn't that dishonest?

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    rhayes Says:
    August 29, 2006 - 22:26
    Rj, maybe this is the last time Im chatting with you (after all your insults )since you say I'm tagged like im on the truthbuster "hit list". I have better things to do than count how many times ive moderated your obsessive insults.
    I guess you think thats dishonesty! Is that neocon logic or just double speak?
    are you connected with big brother, like you know something I dont?

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    RJ Says:
    August 29, 2006 - 22:41
    So, rhayes, after all your moaning about being censored, it turns out that YOU censor ME, but I don't censor YOU! Ha! That's a riot!

    "are you connected with big brother, like you know something I dont?"

    Oh, I know lots of things you don't, rhayes. As far as being connected to Big Brother, I suppose it means which Big Brother you're talking about. Let me ask you this. If I could get you in, would you consider it?

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    rhayes Says:
    August 29, 2006 - 22:47
    oh censorable one?
    hmmm, I moderate your repetive trolling and insults and you call it censoring! Im gonna have to push the funny button on that!

    "Fiscal conservatism is the economic philosophy of prudence in government spending and debt"

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    RJ Says:
    August 29, 2006 - 22:51
    Hey, kiddo, censoring is censoring, no matter how much lipstick you put on it.

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    Clear thinker Says:
    August 29, 2006 - 22:51
    Hey, anyone got any good fishing stories?

    Col. David Hunt for President

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    Nathan Says:
    August 24, 2006 - 18:43
    What a drama queen. You constantly criticize this site and the people who post here. Yet, here you are, still posting. No dastardly attempt to silence you.

    I get the distinct impression that some left-leaning posters want to be moderated or excommunicated so they can enjoy a good martyr's gripe about it elsewhere.

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    SportPolitics Says:
    August 24, 2006 - 20:19
    Exactly Nathan, it is the pure hater complex. Now Rhayes wants to play as a replacement.

    We won't hear his response to the poster who pointed out this is a privately owned site, not a liberal communist free-for-all taxpayer funded money suction.

    I guess Rhayes cannot fathom the free market he lives in whereby he could start a website whose goal is to "expose right wing bias in media", but I do see he never misses the chance to complain about Fox News here, and whine that this site must makes it's new goal the very goal Rhayes decides this site should be about.

    Did Rhayes buy this site yet? Until he does, I guess he can keep whining like a little 3rd grader who cannot understand the freedom we enjoy in the USA, even as he enjoys it.

    This site never said it exposes all media bias, it clearly states it's purpose to be exposing left wing media bias. Rhayes cannot even grasp this simple idea.

    I hold back calling someone an idiot and moron as often as I can, but it is very difficult.

    It really is pathetic, the whine rhayes embodies.

    If I wanted to be a jerk, I would go to DailyKOS right now and whine that they don't display a religious right neoconservative viewpoint in their postings, and then become self-righteous and defensive like rhayes when some KOSser objected to my complaining premise.

    I don't understand how it is all lost on people like rhayes, and more and more often I believe there are many people with mental illnesses that have gone undiagnosed.

    I can almost understand comparing the Islamofascists way out doctrine to the obviously disconnected insanities I see and hear from the left, as if they both bore some sort of mental brainwashing that makes them incapable of functioning with simple logical reality and broadly understood common sense. I can fathom some anger and confusion, and even accomodate some mistakes related to those if acknowledged, and dismiss them, but all too often it seems like the simple realities are not able to get through.

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    RJ Says:
    August 24, 2006 - 08:55
    Bwhahahahaha! rhayes, you are a certifiably insane, delusional, whiny liar.

    A pretend "censoring" of a pretend "school district" by a blog? Bwhahahaha!

    Look out of your bedroom window, rhayes. See that car down the road? It's monitoring your transmissions. Watch out rhayes, we're gonna getcha...

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  2. So, you're saying the Democrats don't have anyone who can compete on a mental level with Karl Rove?

    Yep, what if the democrats had an honest Karl Rove??

    Is that an oxymoron? They could start a whole dynasty with a powerful liberal family? this time get much body guards!



    He's really that much smarter than everyone else?

    He's a genius. Too bad he's on the side of corruption!

    And George W. Bush, who successfully completed a degree from Yale,

    if he could fake it with the national guard why would it not be within the realm of possibility to fake it at yale?? a long history of rich connections,

    "Hey professor, want to come and hang out with our wealthy patrician family this summer?They all went to Yale!

    We'll have a blast! We can even talk about how I'll become president and find a great advisor to tell me what to do just like you helped me pass my tough courses!"

    and became a fighter pilot even if you don't believe he completed his National Guard service properly, is stupid enough to let Karl Rove and Dick Cheney think for him?

    How did Dick avoid Vietnam too??

    stbcc: another site




    "It seeks a society characterized by freedom of thought for individuals, limitations on power, especially of government and religion"

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  3. spaceman, since I first met you , you have only flung insults> Then you had the audacity to send me a letter of warning about your handle. so bother someone else on another forum. You have no substance. you remind me of an angry child!

    SUMMARY




    An examination of the Bush military files within the context of US Statutory Law, Department of Defense regulations, and Air Force policies and procedures of that era lead to a single conclusion: George W. Bush was considered a deserter by the United States Air Force.




    After Bush quit TXANG, he still had nine months of his six-year military commitment left to serve. As a result, Bush became a member of the Air Force Reserves and was transferred to the authority of the Air Reserve Personnel Center (ARPC) in Denver, Colorado. Because this was supposed to be a temporary assignment, ARPC had to review Bush’s records to determine where he should ultimately be assigned. That examination would have led to three conclusions: That Bush had “failed to satisfactorily participate” as defined by United States law and Air Force policy, that TXANG could not account for Bush’s actions for an entire year, and that Bush’s medical records were not up to date. Regardless of what actions ARPC contemplated when reviewing Bush’s records, all options required that Bush be certified as physically fit to serve, or as unfit to serve. ARPC thus had to order Bush to get a physical examination, for which Bush did not show up. ARPC then designated Bush as AWOL and a “non-locatee” (i.e. a deserter) who had failed to satisfactorily participate in TXANG, and certified him for immediate induction through his local draft board. Once the Houston draft board got wind of the situation, strings were pulled; and documents were generated which directly contradict Air Force policy, and which were inconsistent with the rest of the records released by the White House.




    "It seeks a society characterized by freedom of thought for individuals, limitations on power, especially of government and religion"

    this was my last post before they blocked the ip adress!

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  4. new rhayes Says:
    September 21, 2006 - 22:04
    Dear Mathew,

    apparently some "lunatic" (regular definition) juvenile that "works" (??) for your site appears to enjoy pretending to be me. He did this the last time as a prank. Now he writes a long drawn out bs post! This makes sense that neojuveniles will stoop so low as to do this and actually work for this site! I suppose you as moderators/censors have the power to do this but this only gives your site even less credibility. Do some neokids have acess to your site and get their little jollies with this kind of power trip?? this appears to typical of the neokid behavior of this site..it does fit the true defintion of insane, not the neoinsane version!...

    power hungry creatures that obsess about one or two liberals that "invade" their exclusive club ...

    they each laugh at their unfunny jokes and love to attempt a neolynching of anyone that dare enter!!

    Here below is the neodefinition of plagiarism-



    Dear NB crew. I realize I have been on edge lately. Im very sorry. Icome to this website because all of the other drones at DU and KOS just CANT have an inelligent exchange of words. I know, I need work on my dialog also... Sometimes I look back at what I wrote and think "Damn, was that me?" I know Im smarter than that. Its an extremely stressful election year too. No to mention the fact that my fellow dems seem be pre-occupied with "Taking back the White House" instead of focusing on more important issues... Its SO frustrating. Where is my sides plan? 2 years to go and nothing, zip, nata, zilch, zero, the big donut. This MSM is getting a little too whacky, even for ME. I hate Bush , but my fellow democrats are in complete dissarray. I am glad to see some measure are being token to make sure there is not another 'voter controversy' issue.. Please, the people can play 8 bingo cards at once, but cant find Al Gores name on the ballot? Idiots.

    In a way, I'm flattered at your attempt to imitate my writing style..."imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" or" if there's anything worse than being talked about, it's not being talked about!!!!!" (next time add more exclamation points! for space head)

    your loving posters will go to any means to frustrate me and drive me crazy ...I only laugh at their immaturity ...You must know what is happening to the neorepublican party and this is the "last throes" of a desperate party!

    but it is very sad that Bush has started his www3. He is an utter embarassment representing our country at the united nations. To other countries, even very neutral lands, he appears to be a fascist or worse than a dictator!

    Other countries are very tired of his bullying. They dont have fox news to sway the truth about the real reason he is president and bullying the world. Other countries are finally allying themselves with each other against us like never before! They were sympathetic five years ago and we had their friendship at our fingertips...Now all of that has turned very sour..We have become a bipolar nation with angry necons and angry liberals tired of this crap!!..

    You can do nothing but mock the "liberal media" which are owned by a very few large corporations. If it was truly liberal, we would be discussing the real reason why we are going into Iraq! ....to make further humongus profits for the oil companies and their good oil boy friendly corporations that were just hoping to go in and completely take over the oil fields without a fight! Mission accomplished! Hah!

    It was the same reason to go into Afghanistan. If they really wanted Bin Laden, they would have captured him already. As long as he is out there, you can continue to brainwash the neocon loyalists that cannot think for themselves...they will never question this bs about fighting terrorism..., its "unpatriotic" and "you are not supporting the troops"

    I wonder how many know how well the energy companies are taking complete control of so many things...especially the white house...threatened by scientists that are attempting to warn us about us destroying the earth..

    these corporations have sucessfully taken over 3rd world countries and made them bankrupt just as they are doing with this country...they have the bush family blessings because they will always be rich



    "PS. To all of the people who have been putting up with my antics, I am deeply sorry and will strive to back my arguments up with facts. " almost funny, but it is about insightful as Bush pretendin' to be a texas cowboy!

    I am sorry that a few folks are sucessfully destroying this country...I am sorry that you have a very organized group of manipulative brainwashers ..

    .a think tank to develop all the organized lines regurgitated by clones of sites like this..

    to combat and destroy the credibility of anyone that questions our once democratic country! This is very similar to succesful tyrannies in the past that have always met their fall! You think that this organization will not miserably fall?? That is what I am sorry about you and the other brainwashed jokesters that love to laugh at each others jokes while Rome burns!

    PPS. Blonde, I know I have said some hateful things to you and would like to start fresh and have some real debates. Have a nice day!"


    I have said far less hateful "things" to this "lady" on this site than this very deluded woman has towards me!

    I will copy this and keep this bit of juvenile humor for others to laugh at in as many public venues as I see fit until this site is a laughing stock of the country when your neoparty goes down the toilet that bishop so lovingly talks about!

    Yours sincerely, Randy Hayes.

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  5. In Latest Rant, Olbermann Demeans Wallace as 'Monkey,' Bush as Not 'True American'
    Posted by Brent Baker on September 25, 2006 - 21:59.
    Keith Olbermann ended Monday's Countdown with his latest “Special Comment” rant, complete with video from a man on a rack in the movie 1984 as Olbermann described President's Bush's supposedly awful deeds. In praising how, in his interview aired on Fox News Sunday, “Bill Clinton did what almost none of us have done in five years. He has spoken the truth about 9/11, and the current presidential administration,” Olbermann portrayed Chris Wallace, who conducted the interview, as an agent of the White House and delivered the lowest of insults, calling Wallace “a monkey posing as a newscaster.”

    On Bush, Olbermann accused his of "cowardice" and argued: “After five years of skirting even the most inarguable of facts -- that he was President on 9/11 and he must bear some responsibility for his, and our, unreadiness, Mr. Bush has now moved, unmistakably and without conscience or shame, towards re-writing history, and attempting to make the responsibility, entirely Mr. Clinton’s. Of course he is not honest enough to do that directly. As with all the other nefariousness and slime of this, our worst presidency since James Buchanan, he is having it done for him, by proxy. Thus, the sandbag effort by Fox News Friday afternoon.” Olbermann concluded his 10-minute plus diatribe: “Mr. Bush: Are yours the actions of a true American?”

    Video (10:30, but worth watching for how Olbermann goes off the deep end): Real (7.9 MB at 100 kbps) or Windows Media (6.6 MB at 81 kbps) or MP3 audio (4.3 MB)

    The MRC's Brad Wilmouth appended the following to my initial post:

    Olbermann opened the segment contending that Clinton had been "sandbagged by a monkey posing as a newscaster," and charged that the Bush Administration's "assault" on freedoms "can do as much damage as al-Qaeda." Olbermann preemptively rationalized his "crazed" rant by arguing that "our tone should be crazed." He also compared Fox News to the "propaganda" of Tokyo Rose.

    Olbermann: "The headlines about it are, of course, entirely wrong. It is not essential that a past President, bullied and sandbagged by a monkey posing as a newscaster, finally lashed back. It is not important that the current President's portable public chorus has described his predecessor's tone as 'crazed.' Our tone should be crazed. The nation's freedoms are under assault by an administration whose policies can do us as much damage as al-Qaeda. The nation's marketplace of ideas is being poisoned by a propaganda company so blatant that Tokyo Rose would've quit."

    Notably, about half an hour earlier on Olbermann's show, Newsweek's Jonathan Alter, a liberal journalist who was appearing as a guest, had actually defended Wallace's decision to question Clinton about how he handled bin Laden. Alter: "I don't think there was any pre-ground rules breaking or anything like that, and I don't actually fault Chris Wallace at all. Look, when go into an interview like this, you want to ask good provocative questions. That's what we're paid to do. ... I don't think [Clinton] was right that somehow, you know, Fox was out to get him on this. As Wallace said, he was posing a question that a lot of Fox's admittedly very conservative viewers wanted to know."

    And just a few minutes after Olbermann's show concluded, on MSNBC's Scarborough Country, liberal political analyst Lawrence O'Donnell similarly defended Wallace's interview as "perfectly sensible." O'Donnell: "Chris Wallace, by the way, I don't think did do a right-wing hit job. I think the interview was a perfectly sensible interview."

    Returning to Olbermann's Countdown show, the MSNBC host praised Clinton's supposedly "courageous" truth-telling: "Thus in his supposed emeritus years has Mr. Clinton taken forceful and triumphant action for honesty, and for us; action as vital and as courageous as any of his presidency; action as startling and as liberating, as any, by any one, in these last five long years."

    After implying that President Bush is not a "grown-up," Olbermann went on to accuse Bush of attempting, without "conscience" or "shame," to "re-write history," as he labeled Bush's administration the "worst presidency since James Buchanan."

    Olbermann: "But if his own fitness to serve is of no true concern to him, perhaps we should simply sigh and keep our fingers crossed until a grown-up takes the job three Januarys from now. Except for this: After five years of skirting even the most inarguable of facts, that he was President on 9/11 and he must bear some responsibility for his, and our, unreadiness, Mr. Bush has now moved, unmistakably and without conscience or shame, towards re-writing history, and attempting to make the responsibility entirely Mr. Clinton's. Of course he is not honest enough to do that directly. As with all the other nefariousness and slime of this, our worst presidency since James Buchanan, he is having it done for him by proxy."

    Ever the conspiracy theorist with a substantial history of accusing the Bush administration of politically timing terror alerts to distract from embarrassing news, Olbermann moved on to make a similar charge of timing, as he compared the Bush Administration to "authoritarians" being helped by "hyenas" at Fox News, and contended that Clinton was "brave" to take the Bush Administration to task for "criminal negligence."

    Olbermann: "Consider the timing: the very same weekend the National Intelligence Estimate would be released and show the Iraq war to be the fraudulent failure it is, not a check on terror, but fertilizer for it. The kind of proof of incompetence for which the administration and its hyenas at Fox need to find a diversion in a scapegoat. It was the kind of cheap trick which would get a journalist fired but a propagandist promoted: Promise to talk of charity and generosity, but instead launch into the lies and distortions with which the authoritarians among us attack the virtuous and reward the useless. And don't even be professional enough to assume the responsibility for the slanders yourself, blame your audience for e-mailing you the question. Mr. Clinton responded as you have seen. He told the great truth untold about this administration's negligence, perhaps criminal negligence, about bin Laden. Mr. Clinton was brave."

    Olbermann, who has fallaciously complained that the Bush administration has accused critics like him of not being patriotic, concluded his "Special Comment" accusing President Bush of not being a "true American."

    Olbermann: "The free pass has been withdrawn, Mr. Bush. You did not act to prevent 9/11. We do not know what you have done to prevent another 9/11. You have failed us, then leveraged that failure, to justify a purposeless war in Iraq which will have, all too soon, claimed more American lives than did 9/11. You have failed us anew in Afghanistan. And you have now tried to hide your failures by blaming your predecessor. And now you exploit your failure to rationalize brazen torture which doesn't work anyway, which only condemns our soldiers to water-boarding, which only humiliates our country further in the world, and which no true American would ever condone, let alone advocate. And there it is, sir: Are yours the actions of a true American? I'm Keith Olbermann. Good night and good luck."

    Below is a complete transcript of Olbermann's "Special Comment" from the September 25 Countdown show:

    Keith Olbermann: "Finally tonight, a 'Special Comment' about President Clinton's interview. The headlines about it are, of course, entirely wrong. It is not essential that a past President, bullied and sandbagged by a monkey posing as a newscaster, finally lashed back. It is not important that the current President's portable public chorus has described his predecessor's tone as 'crazed.' Our tone should be crazed. The nation's freedoms are under assault by an administration whose policies can do us as much damage as al-Qaeda. The nation's marketplace of ideas is being poisoned by a propaganda company so blatant that Tokyo Rose would've quit.

    "Nonetheless, the headline is this: Bill Clinton did what almost none of us have done in five years. He has spoken the truth about 9/11 and the current presidential administration. 'At least I tried,' he said of his own efforts to capture or kill Osama bin Laden. 'That's the difference in me and some, including all of the right-wingers who are attacking me now. They had eight months to try. They did not try. I tried.' Thus in his supposed emeritus years has Mr. Clinton taken forceful and triumphant action for honesty, and for us; action as vital and as courageous as any of his presidency; action as startling and as liberating, as any, by any one, in these last five long years.

    "The Bush Administration did not try to get Osama bin Laden before 9/11. The Bush Administration ignored all the evidence gathered by its predecessors. The Bush Administration did not understand the daily briefing entitled 'Bin Laden Determined To Strike in U.S.' The Bush Administration did not try. Moreover, for the last five years one month and two weeks, the current administration, and in particular the President, has been given the greatest pass for incompetence and malfeasance in American history.

    "President Roosevelt was rightly blamed for ignoring the warning signs, some of them 17 years old, before Pearl Harbor. President Hoover was correctly blamed for, if not the Great Depression itself, then the disastrous economic steps he took in the immediate aftermath of the Stock Market Crash. Even President Lincoln assumed some measure of responsibility for the Civil War, though talk of Southern secession had begun as early as 1832.

    "But not this President. To hear him bleat and whine and bully at nearly every opportunity, one would think someone else had been President on September 11, 2001, or the nearly eight months that preceded it. That hardly reflects the honesty nor manliness we expect of the executive. But if his own fitness to serve is of no true concern to him, perhaps we should simply sigh and keep our fingers crossed until a grown-up takes the job three Januarys from now.

    "Except for this: After five years of skirting even the most inarguable of facts, that he was President on 9/11 and he must bear some responsibility for his, and our, unreadiness, Mr. Bush has now moved, unmistakably and without conscience or shame, towards re-writing history, and attempting to make the responsibility entirely Mr. Clinton's. Of course he is not honest enough to do that directly. As with all the other nefariousness and slime of this, our worst presidency since James Buchanan, he is having it done for him by proxy. Thus, the sandbag effort by Fox News Friday afternoon.

    "Consider the timing: the very same weekend the National Intelligence Estimate would be released and show the Iraq war to be the fraudulent failure it is, not a check on terror, but fertilizer for it. The kind of proof of incompetence for which the administration and its hyenas at Fox need to find a diversion in a scapegoat. It was the kind of cheap trick which would get a journalist fired but a propagandist promoted: Promise to talk of charity and generosity, but instead launch into the lies and distortions with which the authoritarians among us attack the virtuous and reward the useless. And don't even be professional enough to assume the responsibility for the slanders yourself, blame your audience for e-mailing you the question.

    "Mr. Clinton responded as you have seen. He told the great truth untold about this administration's negligence, perhaps criminal negligence, about bin Laden. Mr. Clinton was brave. Then again, Chris Wallace might be braver still. Had I in one moment surrendered all my credibility as a journalist, and been irredeemably humiliated, as was he, I would have gone home and started a new career selling seeds by mail.

    "The smearing by proxy, of course, did not begin Friday afternoon. Disney was the first to sell out its corporate reputation, with The Path to 9/11. Of that company's crimes against truth, one needs to say little. Simply put, someone there enabled an authoritarian zealot to belch out Mr. Bush's new and improved history. The basic plotline was this: Because he was distracted by the Monica Lewinsky scandal, Bill Clinton failed to prevent 9/11.

    "The most curious and in some ways the most infuriating aspect of that slapdash theory is that the right-wingers who have advocated it, who try to sneak it into our collective consciousness through entertainment, or who sandbag Mr. Clinton with it at news interviews, have simply skipped past its most glaring flaw. Had it been true that Clinton had been distracted from the hunt for bin Laden in 1998 because of the Lewinsky nonsense, why did these same people not applaud him for having bombed bin Laden's camps in Afghanistan and Sudan on August 20 of that year? For mentioning bin Laden by name as he did so? That day, Republican Senator Grams of Minnesota invoked the movie Wag the Dog. Republican Senator Coats of Indiana questioned Mr. Clinton's judgement. Republican Senator Ashcroft of Missouri, the future Attorney General, echoed Coats. Even Republican Senator Arlen Specter questioned the timing.

    "And, of course, were it true Clinton had been distracted by the Lewinsky witch hunt, who on Earth conducted the Lewinsky witch hunt? Who turned the political discourse of this nation on its head for two years? Who corrupted the political media? Who made it impossible for us to even bring back on the air the counterterrorism analysts, like Dr. Richard Haass and James Dunegan, who had warned, at this very hour, on this very network, in early 1998, of the cells from the Middle East who sought to attack us here? Who preempted them in order to strangle us with the trivia that was 'All Monica All The Time'? Who distracted whom?

    "This is, of course, where, as is inevitable, Mr. Bush and his henchmen prove not quite as smart as they think they are. The full responsibility for 9/11 is obviously shared by three administrations, possibly four. But, Mr. Bush, if you are now trying to convince us by proxy that it's all about the distractions of 1998 and 1999, then you will have to face a startling fact that your minions may have hidden from you. The distractions of 1998 and 1999, Mr. Bush, were carefully manufactured, and lovingly executed, not by Bill Clinton, but by the same people who got you elected President.

    "Thus, instead of some commendable acknowledgment that you were even in office on 9/11 and the lost months before it, we have your sleazy and sloppy rewriting of history, designed by somebody who evidently read the Orwell playbook too quickly. Thus, instead of some explanation for the inertia of your first eight months in office, we are told that you have kept us safe ever since, a statement that might range anywhere from zero to 100 percent true. We have nothing but your word, and your word has long since ceased to mean anything. And, of course, the one time you ever have given us specifics about what you have kept us safe from, Mr. Bush, you got the name of the supposedly targeted tower in Los Angeles wrong.

    "Thus was it left for the previous President to say what so many of us have felt, what so many of us have given you a pass for in the months and even the years after the attack: You did not try. You ignored the evidence gathered by your predecessor. You ignored the evidence gathered by your own people. Then, you blamed your predecessor. That would be a textbook definition, sir, of cowardice.

    "To enforce the lies of the present, it is necessary to erase the truths of the past. That was one of the great mechanical realities Eric Blair, writing as George Orwell, gave us in the novel 1984. The great philosophical reality he gave us, Mr. Bush, may sound as familiar to you as it has lately begun to sound familiar to me.

    "'The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power.' 'Power is not a means; it is an end.' 'One does not establish a dictatorship to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. 'The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.'

    "Earlier last Friday afternoon, before the Fox ambush, speaking in the far different context of the closing session of his remarkable Global Initiative, Mr. Clinton quoted Abraham Lincoln's State of the Union address from 1862: 'We must disenthrall ourselves.' Mr. Clinton did not quote the rest of Mr. Lincoln's sentence. He might well have. 'We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.' And so has Mr. Clinton helped us to disenthrall ourselves, and perhaps enabled us, even at this late and bleak date, to save our country.

    "The free pass has been withdrawn, Mr. Bush. You did not act to prevent 9/11. We do not know what you have done to prevent another 9/11. You have failed us, then leveraged that failure, to justify a purposeless war in Iraq which will have, all too soon, claimed more American lives than did 9/11. You have failed us anew in Afghanistan. And you have now tried to hide your failures by blaming your predecessor. And now you exploit your failure to rationalize brazen torture which doesn't work anyway, which only condemns our soldiers to water-boarding, which only humiliates our country further in the world, and which no true American would ever condone, let alone advocate. And there it is, sir: Are yours the actions of a true American? I'm Keith Olbermann. Good night and good luck."

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    new rhayes Says:
    September 26, 2006 - 00:40
    Very eloquently put Olbermann! You are willing to speak out against injustices of the Orwellian administration regardless of the pressure from the corporate owned media just Edward R Murrow spoke out against the witch hunts of Mcarthy. Instead of people's careers at stake, soldiers who were promised to be able to go home are sent off to death or their lives ruined from physical and emotional trauma to haunt them for the rest of their lives, as pawns for greedy oil companies that control this administration!



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