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“We have completely screwed you…”

Posted by Charles II on July 1, 2007

Via Avedon Carol’s Sideshow and Jerome Doolittle’s Bad Attitudes, Amanda Terkel of ThinkProgress.org interviews Seymour Hersh. The transcript is only partial. so listen if you can.

  • “George Bush’s and Dick Cheney’s wet dream is hitting Iran.”
  • “They don’t celebrate Martin Luther King’s birthday” in US Special Forces command.
  • [Considering the Bush White House], “You don’t get depressed. You get terrified.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Iraq war | 2 Comments »

New tapes on Agnew, Nixon, Kissinger

Posted by Charles II on July 1, 2007

Jules Witcover has a new book, Very Strange Bedfellows, and has made available audio (and transcripts) of Nixon whining and swearing and breaking the law, Kissinger kissing his rear end, and Agnew wheedling right up to his indictment. The funny thing is Nixon was the only one in the room who knew about the taping and was doing it to improve his historical reputation.

It’s difficult to come up with a phrase to describe how bad these people were. 

Posted in abuse of power, corruption, Nixon | 2 Comments »

Mexico, July 1, 2007. The anniversary of the fraud.

Posted by Charles II on July 1, 2007

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(Photo from SdP)

People packed the Zocalo to listen to Lopez Obrador. A precis of his speech is given below. But, first, a report from Nancy Davies of NarcoNews:

On Friday June 29 a signed letter appeared in Noticias warning the public. Now, whether the author himself, one Patricio Solari, is acting in good faith or is himself a provocateur, I don’t know. But he outlined the plan, which we have already seen in its initial stages of the dozen or so commercial people from the zócalo area confronting the teacher APPO plantón with an ultimatum.. Solari names the ex- “chief of police” Manuel Vera Salinas, as being recruited along with other former chiefs. They would head up the selected infiltrators to be within the encampment. The former police, armed, would provoke the actual shooting – this in the middle of a zócalo occupied not only by overt partisans and teachers but also by vendors, tourists, children, and families. The infiltrators shooting into a column of marchers would incite the melee, bringing on the intervention of the ministerial police, state police, etcetera.

 

A Saturday Noticias article claims that the PRI is paying up to 300 pesos per youngster to fight in the expected confrontation.

Such is the level of hubris among the Mexican elite, that they contract out murder openly in the press they own.

In Mexico City, Lopez Obrador called out the political mafia, Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Mexico | 3 Comments »

Is Cheri Pierson Yecke Dumber Than Toast?

Posted by Phoenix Woman on July 1, 2007

Is Minnesota’s former state education commissioner too frickin’ stupid to breathe?

Apparently so, to judge from this.

Then again, Yecke has a long string of stupidity behind her, of which the most piquant example is here.

Posted in anti-truth, education, eedjits, family values, mythmaking, Republicans, Republicans acting badly, rightwing moral cripples, Silly Republicans, wrong way to go about it, WTF? | 3 Comments »

Im In Ur Internetz Promotin Ur Online Noozsitz

Posted by Phoenix Woman on July 1, 2007

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Grafix curtesy uv Tild lol. :-)

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