Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Here's how to piss off a liberal this Christmas season:
If they say "Happy holidays!" lean over and say, "It's Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, you fucking leftist moron. Now drop dead, asshole!"
That oughta make their day. And yours.
The left just cannot get enough of their "lets make shit up to demonize President Bush" propaganda. Now, the latest: some fruitpies of the left "report" that the Bush administration tried to "sneak" WMD into Iraq so that they would be found, but, somehow, 100 American soldiers were killed in a friendly fire accident during the "operation," which someone from the Department of Defense exposed.
What? You didn't hear this, even in the MSM, controlled by the delusional left? Heck, even THOSE whackos aren't stupid enough to pick up this horsecrap from even more insane liberals.
U.S. PLANT IRAQ WMD?
George Bush's efforts to stifle Al Jazeera have only stepped up the network's determination to uncover the truth about the war on Iraq. An article released on Monday, claimed, "In an attempt to hide its failure for not finding [WMDs] in Iraq, the U.S. government has resorted to planting these weapons."
The article cited Nelda Rogers, "a veteran de-briefer for the Department of Defense" as revealing on the website AlMartinRaw.com, that, "A U.S. covert operation team had attempted to plant weapons of mass destruction in Iraq." Rogers also allegedly disclosed that "friendly fire" had killed off the covert team, which included 100 ex-military operatives. The article cites the website source as reporting that, "According to Ms. Rogers, there was a covert military operation that took place both preceding and during the hostilities in Iraq." They say Al Martin dubbed the operation "Operation Skim Iraq."
The article also cites another web source, portland.org, as claiming the operation was aimed at breaking into "the Central Bank of Iraq, large commercial banks in Baghdad, the Iraqi National Museum and certain presidential palaces."
Read this again. Who is "Nelda Rogers"? Put her name into Google, and nothing comes up except this story. So, she is a "veteran Pentagon de-briefer" (whatever that means), who told this horseshit story to no one else but on some crackpot website "Almartinraw.com." She is a veteran with a career, but nothing comes up on her, anywhere? How is that possible...unless she is just another leftist faker? More than likely, she either does not exist, or is a "veteran" of some asylum somewhere.
If you check out "Almartinraw.com" and you find whacko conspiracy theories which range from pure lunacy to psychobabble at its best. Whoever the nut is who runs that site, he surely needs his meds, and quickly.
So, now we have a fake woman posting stories on a lunatic website with support from al-Jazeera. Hilarious, no?
And this is put down as actual news. Incredible.
The NY Times, once one of the world's greatest newspapers but now a sad liberal/Marxist lying rag whose daily errors of fact are beyond counting, has some new bullshit: the economy is expanding, the economy is booming...and then has that old liberal "but":
Sales of New Homes Stay Strong in October, Setting Record
Gasoline is cheaper than it was before Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans. Consumer confidence jumped last month and new home sales hit a record. The stock market has been rising. Even the nation's beleaguered factories appear to be headed for a happy holiday season.
By most measures, the economy appears to be doing just fine. No, scratch that, it appears to be booming.
But as always with the United States economy, it is not quite that simple.
When Bill Clinton came into office and the economy was doing great, it WAS that simple. Somehow, the Times credits Downies when the economy is good. When George W. Bush is President, "it is not quite that simple." This is old bullshit from the Marxist scum at the Times, who refuse to admit that Bush's tax cuts are the sole reason that 9/11 did not plunge the economy into recession or worse.
The Times practices Paul Slugman Economics - Downies get good news, Republicans are blamed. Simple leftist baloney, as usual.
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
In the 2004 election, John Kerry (Delusional-Massachusetts) bragged how he had voted for something, only to vote against it right away. He was caught telling this to a crowd, and it was videotaped, and used against him to show what a flip-flopper he really is. The video simply tagged him and it killed whatever chances he had of
But it appears this was not the last time Kerry flipped and flopped. The AP ("The AP, the UP, every pea in a pod") did a story about alleged angst on Capitol Hill over Iraq, and accidentally exposed Sir Flipper, despite their passing right over the flop without comment.
This is too hilarious for words.
Iraq a Tricky Issue for Dems Eyeing 2008
Sen. John Kerry initially voted in favor of a Republican-sponsored resolution calling on President Bush to explain his strategy for success in Iraq. Minutes later, the Democrat changed his vote.
Egads, is that awful. But it isn't the end of Kerry's flipfloppiness:
A Democratic measure, which the Senate rejected, called for a timetable for withdrawing troops. A Republican alternative, which the Senate ultimately passed, urged the Bush administration to explain "its strategy for the successful completion of the mission in Iraq" but omitted a timetable.
Kerry, last year's Democratic presidential candidate who is said to be considering another run, first voted for the GOP resolution. He then left the chamber and was seen just steps off the Senate floor talking briefly to his senior home state colleague, Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass. Kerry walked back into the chamber and changed his vote.
David Wade, a Kerry spokesman, said Republicans weakened the resolution "late in the game," and "Sen. Kerry mistakenly believed strong language demanding benchmarks and timetables was still intact. Our troops deserve better than half measures, and that's why John Kerry voted against it."
Before the vote, the Senate debated the main difference between the two measures - one called for a timetable and the other didn't. In his floor statement, Kerry said he intended to vote against the GOP resolution partly because it lacked a timetable.
So, here is what Kerry did: he voted for the Downie amendment. When it failed, he voted for the Republican amendment. Then he left the floor, and realized that the Republican amendment was different than the Downie amendment. He then returned to the Senate floor and voted against the Republican amendment, taking back his vote.
The question here is: Did he read the second amendment before voting for it? Is he so dense that it was not until Ted "Killer" Kennedy told him there was a difference between the two that he noticed? Then Kerry voted against it after he voted for it.
That John Kerry is a moron is beyond dispute. That he votes for things and then votes against them is also not in dispute - this is not the first time this has happened. But what this story missed, and other stories miss, is that Kerry appears to vote on things before he reads them. Or perhaps he just does not comprehend them? And they call President Bush stupid. Thank God President Bush beat Kerry, an unadultered moron.
When Americans muck up knowing about historical events in other countries, they are called out of touch, crude, or just plain stupid.
Well, now the shoe is on the other foot: we have found someone who is out of touch, crude, or just plain stupid in Great Britain - His name is Simon Jenkins, and unfortunately he writes for the Times of London.
This past Sunday, he actually said that President Bush was responsible for bombing Serbia in 1999. Confused? What? Do you mean that President Bush never bombed Serbia? How could he when in 1999 Bill Clinton was President and George W. Bush was Governor of Texas?
Simon Jenkins doesn't say how this happened. Maybe it is because he is an imbecile.
Blair’s slow, embarrassing death by a thousand leaks
That Blair and Bush should have discussed bombing the Al-Jazeera building in Qatar is hardly surprising. They agreed to bomb the headquarters of Serbian television during the Kosovo war.
Oops. This happened because the Brits have their panties in a bunch over an alleged report that President Bush told British PM Tony Blair when we started invading Iraq that he wanted to bomb al-Jazeera's offices in Qatar to end their airing of al Qaeda videos. Of course, it never happened, but don't let the leftwingers tell you that - it gets in the way of their increasing Bush Derangement Syndrome.
Of course, one needs to study actual history to see that Bill Clinton really did bomb Serbian media during the 1999 war with Serbia. Here is some info on that actual incident:
Destruction of the Yugoslav Media
On April 23, 1999, US/NATO bombers destroyed the Serbian state television headquarters in downtown Belgrade, Radio Television Serbia, killing 16 civilian employees and wounding 19. In addition, between March 24, 1999 and June 10, 1999, US/NATO bombs destroyed more than ten private radio and television stations, and 36 TV transmitters. Transmitters at Iriski venac, Krnjaca, Mt Cer, Bukulja, Tornik, Crni vrh, Jasetrebac, Ovcar, Grmija and others were destroyed, so that the transmitter infrastructure for the entire territory of Serbia was severely damaged. The studios and transmitter located at the Business Centre USCE which housed TV stations BK TV, Pink, Kosava and SOS Channel, and several other radio stations, were bombed two times in six days. The transmitter of the TV station Palma was bombed and destroyed on April 28, and the satellite station "Yugoslavia" in the village of Prilike near Ivanjica was severely damaged.
Never let facts get in the way of liberals. They enjoy the story, especially if it makes President Bush look bad. The facts usually tell the opposite story.
Monday, November 28, 2005
The crooked government of Prime Minister Paul Martin of Canada has collapsed after a no-confidence vote was successful. New elections must be held.
Bye bye, scumbag.
Canada's Martin Ousted by Parliament Over Scandal, Forcing Vote
Nov. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin was ousted by opposition parties over the misuse of government funds, becoming the first leader to be toppled by parliament since 1979.
Lawmakers in Ottawa voted 171-133 in favor of a motion calling for Martin to step down after a public inquiry found members of his Liberal Party received kickbacks in exchange for advertising contracts.
Polls by Ipsos Reid show no party has enough support to win a majority, meaning the election in January will probably lead to the first back-to-back minority governments since the 1960s. That may cripple the prime minister's ability to pass corporate tax cuts, open up regulated industries to foreign ownership or allow lenders such as Royal Bank of Canada to merge.
Maybe Canada can come up with just one leader who is not an anti-American and pro-Islamic terror lowlife. Just for once, ay?
Sunday, November 27, 2005
The media has been telling us for months that 1) the Iraq war is very unpopular, that 2) President Bush's approval ratings "continue to fall" (which is an impossibility, considering they are at 35-40% since September), and that 3) Downies are set to make historic gains in next year's elections.
Nice story, if it were true. Unfortunately for the media, they forgot to consult with the American public - until now. A new poll shows that a majority of Americans now believe that the Downies and their "let's cut and run" formula for Iraq is bad for morale and is just plain wrong, and that the only reason they are using this strategy is for politics, not because they believe it.
Shucks, this has to hurt. Where is Howard Ducky Dean when you need him?
Democrats fumed last week at Vice President Cheney's suggestion that criticism of the administration's war policies was itself becoming a hindrance to the war effort. But a new poll indicates most Americans are sympathetic to Cheney's point.
Seventy percent of people surveyed said that criticism of the war by Democratic senators hurts troop morale -- with 44 percent saying morale is hurt "a lot," according to a poll taken by RT Strategies. Even self-identified Democrats agree: 55 percent believe criticism hurts morale, while 21 percent say it helps morale.
The results surely will rankle many Democrats, who argue that it is patriotic and supportive of the troops to call attention to what they believe are deep flaws in President Bush's Iraq strategy. But the survey itself cannot be dismissed as a partisan attack. The RTs in RT Strategies are Thomas Riehle, a Democrat, and Lance Tarrance, a veteran GOP pollster.
Their poll also indicates many Americans are skeptical of Democratic complaints about the war. Just three of 10 adults accept that Democrats are leveling criticism because they believe this will help U.S. efforts in Iraq. A majority believes the motive is really to "gain a partisan political advantage."
This poll is one of the few pieces of supportive news the administration has had lately on Iraq. Most surveys have shown significant majorities believe it was a mistake to go to war, as well as rising sentiment that Bush misled Americans in making the case for it.
Even so, there is still support for Bush's policy going forward. A plurality, 49 percent, believe that troops should come home only when the Iraqi government can provide for its own security, while 16 percent support immediate withdrawal, regardless of the circumstances.
In short, the John Murtha/Howard Dean/Cindy Sheehan idea of "let's get out now!" is not very popular. How nice it would be if the entire disgusting American media, controlled by the anti-American left, would stop peddling the opposite message.
Saturday, November 26, 2005
The American Left, in their zeal to destroy the Bush administration and by extension the United States, continues to do all it can to undermine America - in any way, shape, and form. If it means the destruction of America, the Left is fine with it.
So it comes as no surprise that we spotted this little ditty on MEMRI - the Middle East Media Research Institute, which translates and exposes radical Islam and other goings-on in the Middle East. Up this time is a meeting between leftist thugs from the "Presbyterian Church USA" and terrorists from Hezbollah, the Iranian-funded "Army of God" which is behind much of the terrorism in the Middle East. These two fruitpie groups met recently in Lebanon and the Americans had a nerve to not only brag that they "elected the Democratic Party" in 2004 (to what, we do not know), and that Hezbollah is really a peaceful organization which the "Israeli-controlled US media" portrays as terrorists - mainly because they are terrorists.
Presbyterian Church USA & Families of 9/11 Victims Delegations Meet with Hizbullah
On October 20, 2005, the Lebanese press reported that a delegation from the Presbyterian Church USA, headed by Father Nihad Tu'meh and with Robert Worley as its spokesman, visited southern Lebanon at the invitation of Hizbullah, and met there with the terrorist organization's commander in southern Lebanon, Nabil Qawuq.
During the meeting, Qawuq expressed his doubts about U.S. actions in the region and the intentions of the Bush administration. Worley, on his part, assured Qawuq that he was not defending the U.S. administration, that all delegation members had voted Democratic, and that the Presbyterian Church had been pressured by U.S. Jewish organizations because of its campaign to divest from corporations working with Israel.
Delegation spokesman Robert Worley said: "We do not wish to defend the U.S. administration. We all elected the Democratic Party against the Republican Party. Rest assured that we will return to the U.S. in order to continue our activity for peace, and we want to hear about the charity activities and the cultural and social activities organized by Hizbullah in south [Lebanon]. The Americans hear in the Western media that Hizbullah is a terrorist organization, and they do not hear any other opinion. They know nothing about the party's concern for the people of the south. We have suffered much pressure on the part of Jewish organizations in the U.S. because [of our help in] divesting corporations working with Israel. We want Jerusalem to be a united city, just as we encouraged the Palestinians and the Jews to work for peace, and we demanded that our administration adheres to this position."
These people who come from America should be rounded up and deported or jailed for conspiring with terrorists.
And this scumbag Worley should be shot. He is a scourge on the planet, and an enemy of the United States and the American people. Fuck him where he breathes.
The British are in full Muslim Appeasement Mode (MAM). Now, various leftist thugs are censoring plays because they might "upset" Muslims.
Here's a thought: Tough fucking shit if Muslims are offended.
Marlowe's Koran-burning hero is censored to avoid Muslim anger
It was the surprise hit of the autumn season, selling out for its entire run and inspiring rave reviews. But now the producers of Tamburlaine the Great have come under fire for censoring Christopher Marlowe’s 1580s masterpiece to avoid upsetting Muslims.
Audiences at the Barbican in London did not see the Koran being burnt, as Marlowe intended, because David Farr, who directed and adapted the classic play, feared that it would inflame passions in the light of the London bombings.
Simon Reade, artistic director of the Bristol Old Vic, said that if they had not altered the original it “would have unnecessarily raised the hackles of a significant proportion of one of the world’s great religions”.
The burning of the Koran was “smoothed over”, he said, so that it became just the destruction of “a load of books” relating to any culture or religion. That made it more powerful, they claimed.
The Left used to demand "free speech" to march against wars or to protest for civil rights. Now they censor speech they do not like. How amazing it is that the Left is now acting like Nazis. And how amazing that they come up with patently ridiculous excuses to account for their censoring ways. Hilarious.
Okay, so they aren't blaming global warming. After all, it the temperature goes down and it is cold as hell, the planet can't be warming, can it?
Then again, liberals might tell you otherwise. It shows their consistent lunacy.
Cold snap grips Europe
PARIS/BERLIN (Reuters) - A sudden winter freeze gripped parts of northern Europe on Saturday with heavy snowfalls cutting power, cancelling football matches and spreading air and road traffic chaos.
In Paris, the Eiffel Tower was shut for most of Saturday as ice made its staircases treacherous, while heavy snowfalls meant thousands of people in France and Germany faced plummeting temperatures without electricity.
"We hope power will be restored tonight. Our teams are out there working on it," a spokeswoman for Electricite de France said. Some 7,000 homes out of 17,000 that suffered power failures in France's western Vendee region overnight were still without electricity by nightfall on Saturday, she added.
A quarter of a million people were also without electricity in Germany's most populous state of North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW), authorities there said on Saturday.
Oh, well. As we here at Joobo like to say, "You gets what you deserves."
Friday, November 25, 2005
If this wasn't so pathetic, it would be hilarious: a former Canadian minister says that UFOs are a threat to the human race, and that he is asking the Canadian Parliament ("doing nothing for many years now") to investigate this pressing world problem.
Former Canadian Minister Of Defence Asks Canadian Parliament Asked To Hold Hearings On Relations With Alien "Et" Civilizations
OTTAWA, CANADA (PRWEB) November 24, 2005 -- A former Canadian Minister of Defence and Deputy Prime Minister under Pierre Trudeau has joined forces with three Non-governmental organizations to ask the Parliament of Canada to hold public hearings on Exopolitics -- relations with “ETs.”
By “ETs,” Mr. Hellyer and these organizations mean ethical, advanced extraterrestrial civilizations that may now be visiting Earth.
On September 25, 2005, in a startling speech at the University of Toronto that caught the attention of mainstream newspapers and magazines, Paul Hellyer, Canada’s Defence Minister from 1963-67 under Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Prime Minister Lester Pearson, publicly stated: "UFOs, are as real as the airplanes that fly over your head."
Mr. Hellyer went on to say, "I'm so concerned about what the consequences might be of starting an intergalactic war, that I just think I had to say something."
If this was not massive, utter, and incredible psychosis, check out this "money quote":
Hellyer warned, "The United States military are preparing weapons which could be used against the aliens, and they could get us into an intergalactic war without us ever having any warning. He stated, "The Bush administration has finally agreed to let the military build a forward base on the moon, which will put them in a better position to keep track of the goings and comings of the visitors from space, and to shoot at them, if they so decide."
Hellyer’s speech ended with a standing ovation.
Do you understand now? Aliens are coming, and George W. Bush is starting an "intergalactic war" with them.
And this fruitpie got a standing ovation. Canada is in worse condition than even we thought.
When Bill Clinton was protested during his maladministration by crowds, the leftist media ignored these people as "malcontents."
So, when a dozen people protest President Bush, what is done? The media sends reporters down to his ranch to make sure these "antiwar protestors" are covered, heard, and have their message sent out to the American people.
Protesters Arrested Near Bush's Ranch
CRAWFORD, Texas - A dozen war protesters including Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers, were arrested Wednesday for setting up camp near President Bush's ranch in defiance of new local bans on roadside camping and parking.
About four hours after the group pitched six tents and huddled in sleeping bags and blankets, McLennan County sheriff's deputies arrested them for criminal trespassing. Many in the group held up signs, including one that said "Give me liberty or give me a ditch."
Here's what we say: build the ditch, and throw these dozen assholes right into it. Maybe the media can cover that - and we would love to see it.
Thursday, November 24, 2005
Downies and their fellow liberal travelers seem to have a problem with the truth - from Bill Clinton the Rapist in Chief© down to the latest liars, Nancy Pelosi and "Searchlight" Harry Reid, amongst many others.
So, how come Downies lie about the smallest things - only to get caught?
N.M. Gov Admits He Wasn't Baseball Pick
Gov. Bill Richardson is coming clean on his draft record _ the baseball draft, that is, admitting that his claim to have been a pick of the Kansas City A's in 1966 was untrue.
For nearly four decades, Richardson, often mentioned as a possible Democratic presidential candidate, has maintained he was drafted by the Kansas City Athletics.
The claim was included in a brief biography released when Richardson successfully ran for Congress in 1982. A White House news release in 1997 mentioned it when he was about to be named U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. And several news organizations, including The Associated Press, have reported it as fact over the years.
But an investigation by the Albuquerque Journal found no record of Richardson being drafted by the A's, who have since moved to Oakland, or any other team.
Informed by the newspaper of its findings, the governor acknowledged the error in a story in Thursday's editions.
But if you read further, you find the "money quote":
"After being notified of the situation and after researching the matter ... I came to the conclusion that I was not drafted by the A's," he said.
So, Richardson had NO IDEA he was not drafted until this newspaper told him he wasn't.
Next, Richardson will say he had no idea he didn't win the lottery until he will be told about it.
As we like to say, this is regular Downie horseshit, bullcrap, bullshit.
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
When any company lays off workers, organized labor and liberal interest groups scream bloody murder - and, as in Enron, blame everyone from George W. Bush on down.
Now, throw into the mix that the company doing the layoffs spends $100,000 for a piece of sculpture, in the midst of the layoffs. Horror, no?
So, how come the utter silence when the BBC, one of the triad of the Axis of Journalistic Evil (along with CNN and al-Jazeera, all of which peddle an anti-American, anti-George W. Bush, and anti-Israel message), in the middle of firing hundreds of people as it continues to suck millions of pounds from the British people who are forced to pay the wholly illegal "license fee" that the government mandates, spends £60,000 for a piece of sculpture?
Why? Because liberals are hypocrites, that's why.
BBC invented excuse to buy Emin sculpture
The BBC was embarrassed last night by e-mails that showed it “invented” a justification for spending £60,000 of licence payers’ money commissioning a Tracey Emin sculpture.
Emin’s Roman Standard sculpture of a bird on a post was bought by the BBC at a time when Mark Thompson, its director-general, was announcing big cost cuts.
Internal e-mails revealed serious doubts within the organisation about spending so much on a sculpture that had no links to the corporation.
An e-mail dated February 22 from senior BBC publicist Janet Morrow to Vanda Rumney, head of communications, gave warning that the commission could create a “sticky situation on the public art front which could blow up”.
Morrow noted that the sculpture “is not connected to a BBC building, nor is it linked in any way to a BBC broadcast or BBC activity — the BBC has purely used licence fee money to create a public sculpture”.
She then said she had “invented” a “plausible line” to justify the commission. Her line, that the BBC should claim it had a long history of commissioning visual art, was later adopted by Alan Yentob, the BBC’s creative director.
So, not only did the BBC buy this crap, but lied about the details behind the purchase.
And the Blair government continues to fund these leftist thugs. Incredible.
The NY Times, once one of the leading newspapers in this country, if not the world, is now into peddling anti-Bush and anti-American conspiracies, and has become the ragsheet for the delusional American left.
Now, it slipped this utter crap into a benign story on a Scrabble championship in London. Is the story about the games played? Well, it is - until this garbage, completely unnecessary to the story, is inserted:
Scrabble Kings Vie for Linguistic Superiority
But Mark Kenas, a 52-year-old antiques dealer from Wisconsin who was one of 15 listed American contestants, said he had been so angered by the outcome of the last two elections in the United States that "I had to do something about that anger and I could immerse myself in Scrabble rather than start a revolution."
Now, why was that necessary? Simply put, it is one more piece of evidence that The NY Times is run by Marxist assholes.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Once again, we ask the burning question: Who said the following?
[...] urged the Iraqi president on Tuesday to seek a timetable for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, saying the American presence harms the country.
Hmmm...was it Nancy Pelosi? Harry Reid? John Murtha?
Actually, although all of these fine upstanding scumbags said things along these lines, they didn't say it.
One of the mullahs in Iran did.
Khameni to Talabani: Seek date for US withdrawal
Iran's supreme leader urged the Iraqi president on Tuesday to seek a timetable for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, saying the American presence harms the country.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei met with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, who is paying a three-day visit to Iran, a country the United States accuses of meddling in Iraq but that is closely allied to Iraq's new Shiite and Kurd-dominated leadership.
Does anyone yet notice that the Iranians now sound like Downies in this country? Is that a coincidence? We think not.
Monday, November 21, 2005
Muslims worldwide are a continued threat to human existence. One look at their shows and the comments they make, somehow explaining away Islamic terrorism, or terrorism against Jews, or the Holocaust, and one can see this.
So this is one more outrage, from Saudi television: Jews made up the "6 million" killed in the Holocaust by taking 600,000 dead and "adding a zero to it."
Muslims are zeros, with their subhuman IQs.
Jordanian Professor/Terrorist on Saudi Al-Majd TV Says Kings David & Solomon Were Muslims Who Today Would Have Fought Israel, Supports Leading Holocaust Denier
Nawfal: "Roger Garoudy said: 'If we take the number of gas chambers and the maximal daily capacity of an oven, and multiply them by the period you Zionists, claim the Holocaust lasted - even if we multiply the number of ovens by the maximal [capacity], the figure is grossly exaggerated. The number of those burned [sic] was 600,000. You added another zero, and turned it into six million.'"
We thank MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute, which exposes this nonsense on their site. Without them, the American media would continue to get away with their blind love of Islam and their refusal to paint that cult of maggots for what it is.
The BBC likes to tell half the story - usually the liberal half.
They tell us that Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa) called for a withdrawal of American forces from Iraq. Then they tell us that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was questioned on the Sunday talk shows.
The part that the BBC somehow missed was that Asshat Murtha's withdrawal resolution, pushed by the Republicans, went down to defeat, 403-3, despite the fact that every Downie in the House has been calling for surrender in some way to America's enemies.
Rumsfeld rejects Iraq withdrawal
US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has strongly defended US policy in Iraq, saying an immediate troop pullout would be a "terrible thing".
Mr Rumsfeld appeared on four Sunday TV talks shows following Friday's raucous Congress debate in which a resolution on an immediate withdrawal was beaten.
In Friday's Congress debate, Mr Murtha called for troops to leave Iraq within six months, prompting some Republicans to accuse him of abandonment, surrender and even cowardice.
Mr Murtha, a decorated Vietnam veteran, also appeared on TV on Sunday, saying he had received great support for his position.
"I have never seen such an outpouring in the 32 years I've been in Congress of support and people with tears in their eyes, people walking along clapping when I'm walking through the halls of Congress, saying something needed to be said."
He predicted US forces would leave Iraq before congressional elections in November next year.
Hmmm...any word on how Murtha's fellow
Of course not - the BBC wants you to know that Murtha, "a decorated Vietnam veteran" (as is this matters if the speaker is a Republican), got an "outpouring of support" from his friends in Congress.
Then they voted against him. What friends.
American hater and anti-George W. Bush fanatic Chrissie Matthews has given a hate-filled speech to the morons north of the border. Notice that he went to Canada to make these comments. Is there a video of it anywhere?
The main question is: why is this American-hating scumbag still on the airwaves?
Hatred blinds U.S. to truth: Journalist
Four years after 9/11 and the "crazy zeitgeist" that permeated the United States, most Americans have still not learned to know their enemies instead of just hating them, U.S. political journalist Chris Matthews says.
In a speech to political science students at the University of Toronto yesterday, the host of the CNBC current affairs show Hardball had plenty of harsh words for U.S. President George W. Bush, as well as the political climate that has characterized his country for the past few years.
"The period between 9/11 and Iraq was not a good time for America. There wasn't a robust discussion of what we were doing," Matthews said.
"If we stop trying to figure out the other side, we've given up. The person on the other side is not evil -- they just have a different perspective."
He said Bush squandered an opportunity to unite the world against terrorism and instead made decisions that have built up worldwide animosity against his administration.
"Another perspective"? Al Qaeda is not evil - they just have "another perspective"? Is he kidding or what?
Matthews continues to lend aid and comfort to America's enemies.
We all need to write to MSNBC: Pull this scumbag off the air. Maybe this bullshit network can also yank off fellow bullshitartists Keith Dimbulbermann and Joe Scarborough. After all, the lowest rated show on Fox News gets higher ratings than all of these shows combined.
We have some more of Chrissie Matthew's disgusting comments.
Now he blames Israel for the Iraq war.
Bush wanted 'big bang' - TV host
TORONTO -- Years after 9-11 and the "crazy Zeitgeist" that permeated the United States, Americans have still not learned to know their enemies instead of just hating them, said American political journalist Chris Matthews yesterday.
When asked what caused the U.S. to invade Iraq, he said it was a combination of factors.
"I think the father-son relationship with the Bushes is part of it. I think the oil thing is part of it," Matthews said of the current president and his father, George Bush Sr., who was president during the Gulf War more than a decade ago.
"Our friendship with Israel (is part of it) and 9-11 created a kind of crazy Zeitgeist in the country. Bush wanted to do something big. It couldn't just be tracking down al-Qaida. He wanted a big bang. I think it's a mixture of these things."
Matthews said the current president is guilty of not knowing enough about the world and not keeping up with current events, as was evident in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina and the slow reaction to the crisis in New Orleans.
This man needs to be fired, and NOW, anti-Semitic and anti-American fucker that he is.
Sunday, November 20, 2005
Robert Mugabe, the thug leader of Zimbabwe, now says that he has uranium and intends to build a nuclear weapon.
Zimbabwe to Process Newly Found Uranium
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - President Robert Mugabe has said Zimbabwe will process recently discovered uranium deposits in order to resolve its chronic electrical power shortage, state radio said Sunday.
Mugabe, who has close ties with two countries with controversial nuclear programs, Iran and North Korea, made the announcement Saturday, the radio station reported.
It was not clear how Mugabe intended to use any uranium deposits since the country does not have a nuclear power plant.
The president announced plans in the 1990s to acquire a reactor from Argentina, but nothing else was ever heard about the proposal.
"Zimbabwe will develop power by processing uranium, which has recently been found in the country," the radio quoted Mugabe as saying.
"The discovery of uranium will go a long way in further enhancing the government rural electrification program," he was quoted as saying.
The world comes closer to chaos - just what the left wants and desires.
Saturday, November 19, 2005
The Downies, particularly in Louisiana since Hurricane Katrina, have seen their (read:poor and black) population leave the state for parts unknown. This leaves New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin with a city of voters who see him as the imbecile that he is, and a state in which Governor Kathleen Blanco is ranked just a bit more popular than Usama bin Laden.
So, according to Downies, this means that she is a right winger.
Another thing the left lacks: logic.
Power Shifting With Population in Post-Katrina Louisiana
Before hurricanes Katrina and Rita, there was a familiar equilibrium in the Louisiana Legislature, whose hallway still is pocked with bullet holes from Huey P. Long's assassination. Black Democrats were key allies of Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, and conservative rural lawmakers harbored age-old grievances about New Orleans' grip on political power.
Now, with the city's population dispersed — and no indication of whether, or when, most residents will return — some lawmakers hope they are witnessing a permanent reversal of fortunes, said Elliot Stonecipher, a political analyst based in Shreveport.
"Even good people are quietly sitting back, not lending their support to the rebuilding of New Orleans," Stonecipher said. "What you're seeing is a lot of people snickering and winking and nodding…. This is something they thought they would never see."
Carter described the special session as an experience of "frustration and disarray." And she laid the blame at the feet of Blanco, who she said showed "a complete lack of vision and leadership."
"I think, after this session, she will realize some of the shortcomings [of her agenda]," Carter said. "At least I'm hopeful."
Similar complaints have come from the Legislative Black Caucus itself, which filed suit last week in District Court, charging that Blanco had violated the state constitution by ordering $500 million in cuts to the budget without consulting lawmakers.
Black legislators also have protested the agenda for the special session, charging that it centers on deep budget cuts and tax breaks to industry rather than aid to Katrina's victims.
"It would appear that the administration is moving to the right," said Rep. Cedric Richmond, a New Orleans Democrat and president of the black caucus. "We're going to continue to speak for the people whose voice is ignored, and that's poor people — not just African American, but poor people across the state."
So, here is Joobo's prediction when Blanco comes up for re-election:
Downies abandon her because she is "moving to the right" and hates "poor people."
The rest of the state abandons her because she is the worst fuck-up governor in America today.
When "Calypso Louie" Farrakhan and his 10,000 blackjob followers showed up in DC a few weeks ago for the "millions more movement," the US media covered it from start to finish, demonstrating just how important 10,000 psycho black fruitcakes can have on other liberal retards. But when 200,000 people marched in Amman, Jordan, to protest Islamic terrorism, the US media thinks it is a story not worth covering.
200,000 protest Amman attacks
AMMAN, Jordan - At least 200,000 persons demonstrated yesterday against the recent bombings of three luxury hotels, while a new online statement attributed to terrorist leader Abu Musab Zarqawi defended the attacks and threatened to cut off the head of Jordan's King Abdullah II.
An anti-terrorist demonstration of such size is unprecedented in the Arab world, where Zarqawi, his mentor, Osama bin Laden, and their al Qaeda organization have attained folk-hero status among Muslim masses.
"Zarqawi, from Amman, we say to you: 'You are a coward,' " protesters chanted while brandishing banners with the names of their tribes from every part of Jordan.
Remember this story when CNN or MSNBC tell you about the latest bombing in Iraq.
Friday, November 18, 2005
The media likes to make us all think that Rep. John Murtha, Downie of Pennsylvania, who fought in Vietnam (big fucking deal), is a "hawk" on military matters and voted for the war in Iraq. This somehow gives him credibility to call for a complete withdrawal of American forces from Iraq right now.
But, a closer look at Murtha's record shows that his call for withdrawal is not something new - in fact, Murtha has been a whackjob loony for a long, long time. Only the media ignores this fact.
For instance, in a vote held just in October 2004 on whether there should be a draft, only 2 members of Congress voted for it - and Murtha was one of them.
FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 494
Notice that Fortney "Pete" Stark, another raving lunatic, also voted for this.
Now, check this out: Murtha appeared on "Newshour with Jim Lehrer," and, when Margaret Warner questioned him on Iraq, he made perhaps the most breathtaking comment heard in a long, long time:
CALL FOR WITHDRAWAL
MARGARET WARNER: But may I ask you, sir, if you believe -- he says -- for whatever reason, Iraq has become the center of terrorism - that if the U.S. appears to retreat in the face of that, that it will be a blow to the American fight against radical Islamic terrorism? What do you say to that?
REP. JOHN MURTHA: Well, I say that the fight against Americans began with Abu Ghraib. It began with the invasion of Iraq. That's when terrorism started. It didn't start when there was criticism of this administration. This administration doesn't want to listen to any ideas.
You heard right - Murtha believes that "terrorism began" when we invaded Iraq.
Unfortunately, Mr. Murtha appears to have forgotten the following:
The attack on the World Trade Center, 1993
The attack on the Khobar Towers in Sauda Arabia, 1996
The attack on the 2 US Embassies in Africa, 1998
The attack on the USS Cole, 2000
September 11, 2001
And many, many others.
That this man said this with a straight face shows how utterly detached from reality he and the other members of his "surrender now" party truly are.
Time for more lovely and heart-warming news from the world of radical Islam, the cult of psychosis that keeps the world guessing as to what they will attack and blow up next.
Now, live from Italy, we see the reaction of two Maggots for Mohammed to the beheading of Nick Berg in Iraq:
From Tapes, a Chilling Voice of Islamic Radicalism in Europe
MILAN - Playing an Internet video one evening last year, an Egyptian radical living in Milan reveled as the head of an American, Nicholas Berg, was sawed off by his Iraqi captors.
"Go to hell, enemy of God!" shouted the man, Rabei Osman Sayed Ahmed, as Mr. Berg's screams were broadcast. "Kill him! Kill him! Yes, like that! Cut his throat properly. Cut his head off! If I had been there, I would have burned him to make him already feel what hell was like. Cut off his head! God is great! God is great!"
Yahia Ragheh, the Egyptian would-be suicide bomber sitting by Mr. Ahmed's side, clearly felt uncomfortable.
"Isn't it a sin?" he asked.
"Who said that?" Mr. Ahmed shot back. "It is never a sin!" He added: "We hope that even their parents will come to the same end. Dogs, all of them, all of them. You simply need to be convinced when you make the decision."
Classic. Simply classic.
Bob Shrum, who headed up the losing campaigns of Al Gore and John Kerry, is set to write a book to share his knowledge of the political world with the rest of us.
Kerry, Gore adviser to air views in book
After spending more than 30 years consulting for Democratic candidates, campaign operative Robert Shrum is using his pen to advance his own, liberal views.
"The book is about what I have seen the direction of progressive politics take, what happens to it and where I think it ought to go," Shrum told CNN in an interview.
The veteran political operative was coy about what else he would say in his book, and Washington insiders were aflutter Wednesday about whether it would include sharp critiques of his clients and colleagues from past campaigns -- particularly the failed presidential bids of Sen. John Kerry and former Vice President Al Gore.
What is incredible is that we here at Joobo have received a secret copy of Shrum's book, and want to share the cover with you!
Thursday, November 17, 2005
This site exposed a few days ago the utter lies of one Jimmy Massey, a former Iraq war vet whose lies and tall tales about alleged crimes by American soldiers were exposed by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Now, newspapers which ran his charges without any investigation whatsoever are apologizing for not doing any background or research.
The tide has turned against liberalism in the media!
We didn't do enough to verify claims
On May 30, 2004, we published on this page a commentary about an Iraq war veteran named Jimmy Massey, who claimed that he witnessed his fellow Marines killing innocent Iraqi civilians during fighting the year before.
The piece, written by a Bay Area freelancer, was a condensed version of a question-and-answer article that appeared in The Sacramento Bee two weeks earlier.
In December 2004, our news pages carried an Associated Press story about Massey testifying at a Canadian hearing for a U.S. military deserter seeking asylum. Massey's accounts got a lot of media attention around the country and the world. So did the release of his book, "Kill, Kill, Kill."
Last weekend, 18 months after our original piece, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran a front-page story contending that Massey exaggerated and fabricated some of his claims about atrocities committed by U.S. troops.
Among the incidents the Post-Dispatch story challenged were at least two that were mentioned in the commentary in our paper.
A second Post-Dispatch story focused on the media that had published Massey's claims without trying to verify their veracity. One of the editors quoted was David Holwerk, editorial page editor of The Sacramento Bee, who said he wished that they had done a more thorough job of checking on the freelance submission.
I will say the same thing for us.
We relied on our colleagues in Sacramento but should have done our own verification. Sacramento did confirm with Massey the responses in the commentary, but it did not seek a response from the Marine Corps.
Around the country, other media are guilty of the same failures.
This week, columnists and others have picked up on these failures and the discrepancies noted in the Post-Dispatch story. Today, the attention is as much on the media as it is on Massey's allegations.
We're making readers fully aware of all this for two reasons: First, we want to acknowledge the damage done to our credibility because we failed to check out adequately the information that appeared in our publication. Second, we want to assure you that we have learned from this experience and will beef up procedures to prevent a painful repeat.
This is a blockbuster, especially since much of the media trumpets the statements of the left and then shy away when those statements prove to be completely false.
Imagine if in America that a man who was on trial asked the court trying him not to hold a session because of a Christian holiday - he would be laughed at. Imagine if a Jewish inmate asked for court proceedings to be delayed for a Jewish holiday - he would be ridiculed.
But, now, in England, a Muslim on trial for terrorism, a member of al-Qaeda, condemned court proceedings because they were held on some holiday called "Eid al-Fitr," which is the last day of Ramadan.
What happened? The judge apologized to the maggot for being so insensitive.
The asskissing of Muslims in the UK continues down the path to destruction.
Al-Qa'eda suspect wins court apology
A judge apologised yesterday to a British al-Qa'eda suspect wanted on terror charges in America after he was forced to return to court on Eid al-Fitr, one of the most important days in the Muslim calendar.
Haroon Rashid Aswat, 31, who is accused of trying to set up a terrorist training camp in the United States, attended the formal opening of his extradition hearing at Bow Street magistrates' court, central London.
Dressed in a long white gown, he told Senior District Judge Timothy Workman: "It is the most important day of my religion today - Eid.
"For me it is not a problem, I can understand it is about technical difficulties but for these people doing these bombings in [Britain], they are very simple minded, they take it as an insult.
"The people who do bombings, this is the reason, they have not been shown respect in their religion."
Eid al-Fitr marks the final day of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month.
Judge Workman told Aswat: "I am very sorry, if I had known we would have picked a different day."
This judge should be removed from the bench and shot. He is an enabler of terrorism, and that means he is guilty of treason.
John Downwards, former US Senator from North Carolina and running mate of John Kerry in 2004, has apologized for voting for the Iraq war resolution.
Little Johnny is running for President. He wants to appeal to the majority of his party, made up of anti-American fucking lunatics.
Edwards on Iraq: 'I was wrong'
In what could be the opening shot in the race for the Democrats' 2008 presidential nomination, former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina said Sunday that he made a mistake when he voted in 2002 to authorize the war in Iraq.
"I was wrong," Edwards wrote in a column that appeared on the op-ed page of the Washington Post. "I take responsibility for that mistake. It has been hard to say these words because those who didn't make a mistake -- the men and women of our armed forces and their families -- have performed heroically and paid a dear price."
Edwards, who ran for president in 2004 and is likely to do so again in 2008, said that his war vote as a senator was based on intelligence reports that turned out to be "deeply flawed ... Had I known this at the time, I never would have voted for this war."
We give Downwards one thing: he is not saying the old standard leftist mantra that "Bush Lied!" Instead, he is saying that the intelligence was "deeply flawed." So, at least there is that.
But it appears that Downwards' running mate, while continuing to act like the losing asshole that he has always been, refuses to retract what he said more than a year ago:
Kerry: Still Would Have Approved Force for Iraq
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. (Reuters) - Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry said on Monday he would have voted for the congressional resolution authorizing force against Iraq even if he had known then no weapons of mass destruction would be found.
Taking up a challenge from President Bush, whom he will face in the Nov. 2 election, the Massachusetts senator said: "I'll answer it directly. Yes, I would have voted for the authority. I believe it is the right authority for a president to have but I would have used that authority effectively."
We await eagerly that Kerry jump on board the current Downie horseshit and claim he was lied to. It would be nice to see that the media replay the comments Kerry made that day at the Grand Canyon. But they won't, because the media is right up the leftwing's ass.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Nancy Pelosi (D-Loon) says that when Republicans are indicted form alleged crimes, "it must be that culture of corruption."
As we firmly demonstrate here, two can play at that game:
Ex-N.M. Treasurer Pleads Not Guilty
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Former state Treasurer Robert Vigil pleaded not guilty Monday to additional charges in the government's investigation of an alleged kickback scheme involving Vigil and his predecessor.
Vigil, who resigned last month as legislators were considering whether he should be impeached, was arraigned on four counts of money laundering and one of conspiracy.
The charges filed last week are in addition to 21 counts of extortion filed in September. Vigil, 52, earlier pleaded not guilty to those charges.
His attorney, Sam Bregman, has said the case against Vigil is weak and that federal prosecutors asked a grand jury to hand down more charges with the hope something will stick.
Prosecutors allege Vigil and former Treasurer Michael Montoya demanded kickbacks from investment advisers in exchange for steering state business to them.
A trial isn't expected to begin until next spring.
Montoya pleaded guilty Nov. 7 to one count of extortion. He has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors, who dropped a second charge.
So, what party does said Mr. Vigil belong to? Well, we looked into that, and find this little ditty:
Robert Vigil’s career at a glance
1998: Unsuccessfully seeks the Democratic nomination for governor.
So, as Ol' Nancy says, "It must be that culture of corruption" around the Downtrodden Party.
Darn, are they thieves.
Kazakhstan is threatening to "take to court" the disgusting British moron "Ali G" over his jokes he told mocking Kazakhs.
The entire country needs to get a life.
Kazakh govt threatens to take comedian to court
Nov 14, 2005 — ASTANA (Reuters) - Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry threatened legal action Monday against a British comedian who wins laughs by portraying the central Asian state as a country populated by drunks who enjoy cow-punching as a sport.
Sacha Baron Cohen, who portrays a spoof Kazakh television presenter Borat in his "Da Ali G Show," has won fame ridiculing Kazakhstan, the world's ninth largest country yet still little known to many in the West, on British and U.S. channels.
Cohen appears to have drawn official Kazakh ire after he hosted the annual MTV Europe Music Awards show in Lisbon earlier this month as Borat, who arrived in an Air Kazakh propeller plane controlled by a one-eyed pilot clutching a vodka bottle.
"We do not rule out that Mr. Cohen is serving someone's political order designed to present Kazakhstan and its people in a derogatory way," Kazakh Foreign Ministry spokesman Yerzhan Ashykbayev told a news briefing.
"We reserve the right to any legal action to prevent new pranks of the kind." He declined to elaborate.
Cohen's earlier jokes about the Central Asian state include claims that the people would shoot a dog and then have a party, and that local wine was made from fermented horse urine.
"We view Mr. Cohen's behavior at the MTV Europe Music Awards as utterly unacceptable, being a concoction of bad taste and ill manners which is completely incompatible with ethics and civilized behavior," Ashykbayev said.
Bad jokes, of course, but sue?
Well, if this dimwit can tell jokes, so can we...so:
What do you say to a Muslim woman with two black eyes? Nothing! You told her twice already!
How many Palestinians does it take to change a light bulb? None! They sit in the dark forever and blame the Jews for it!
Did you hear about the Broadway play, "The Palestinians"? It bombed!
What do you call a first-time offender in Saudi Arabia? Lefty!
Did you hear about the Muslim strip club? It features full facial nudity!
Why do Palestinians find it convenient to live on the West Bank? Because just a stone's throw from Israel!
What do the Israelis call Yassir Arafat's tomb? The urinal!
Now THAT is funny!
"Jay" Rockefeller, the dimwit from West Virginia (yeah, right) who is worth more than some countries, and got his zillions not from working like the rest of us do but from his grandfather, appeared on Fox News Sunday this past weekend, and when questioned by host Chris Wallace, totally dissembled.
You can watch it, but the transcript is so much funnier.
Transcript: Sens. Roberts, Rockefeller on 'FNS'
WALLACE: OK. Senator Rockefeller, the president says that Democratic critics, like you, looked at pre-war intelligence and came to the same conclusion that he did.
In fact, looking back at the speech that you gave in October of 2002 in which you authorized the use of force, you went further than the president ever did. Let's watch:
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
ROCKEFELLER: I do believe that Iraq poses an imminent threat, but I also believe that after September 11th that question is increasingly outdated.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
WALLACE: Now, the president never said that Saddam Hussein was an imminent threat. As you saw, you did say that. If anyone hyped the intelligence, isn't it Jay Rockefeller?
ROCKEFELLER: No. I mean, this question is asked a thousand times and I'll be happy to answer it a thousand times. I took a trip by myself in January of 2002 to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Syria, and I told each of the heads of state that it was my view that George Bush had already made up his mind to go to war against Iraq, that that was a predetermined set course which had taken shape shortly after 9/11.
Now, the intelligence that they had and the intelligence that we had were probably different. We didn't get the presidential daily briefs. We got only a finished product, a finished product, a consensual view of the intelligence community, which does not allow for agencies — like in the case of the aluminum tubes, the Department of Energy said these aren't thick enough to handle nuclear power.
They left that out and went ahead with, "They have aluminum tubes and they're going to develop nuclear power."
WALLACE: Senator, you're quite right. You didn't get the presidential daily brief or the senior executive intelligence brief. You got the national intelligence estimate.
But the Silberman commission, a presidential commission that looked into this, did get copies of those briefs, and they say that they were, if anything, even more alarmist, even less nuanced, than the intelligence you saw, and yet you, not the president, said that Saddam Hussein was an imminent threat.
ROCKEFELLER: The Silverman [sic] commission was absolutely prohibited by the president in his charge to them — he appointed them — from ever looking at the use of intelligence, whether it was misused, whether it was massaged to influence the American people to go along with a decision which he had long ago already decided to make.
WALLACE: But didn't they come to that conclusion which I just stated, that the presidential daily brief was, in fact, more alarmist and less nuanced than the intelligence you saw?
ROCKEFELLER: I don't know, because I never get to see, nor does Pat, the presidential daily brief. All I know is that we don't get the intelligence that they do.
We are called the Senate Intelligence Committee. We get a lot more than the rest of the Senate, but it was incomplete as to what the president gets, and it was obviously entirely wrong, which raises the question of why was it wrong.
WALLACE: Well, but that isn't the question. The question isn't why was it wrong. I mean, you've already dealt with that in phase one. The question here is did the president make statements in bad faith or did — in good faith or did he hype, did he cherry-pick?
WALLACE: Senator Rockefeller, I want to play another clip from your 2002 speech authorizing the use of force, this time specifically on the question of Saddam's nuclear program. Here it is.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
ROCKEFELLER: There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years, and he could have it earlier.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
WALLACE: Now, by that point, Senator, you had read the National Intelligence Estimate, correct?
ROCKEFELLER: In fact, there were only six people in the Senate who did, and I was one of them. I'm sure Pat was another.
WALLACE: OK. But you had read that, and now we've read a declassified...
ROCKEFELLER: But, Chris, let's...
WALLACE: Can I just ask my question, sir?
WALLACE: And then you can answer as you choose. That report indicated there was a disagreement among analysts about the nuclear program. The State Department had a lot more doubts than the CIA did about whether he was pursuing the nuclear program. You never mentioned those doubts. You came to the same conclusion the president did.
ROCKEFELLER: Because that — first of all, that National Intelligence Estimate was not called for by the administration. It was called for by former Senator Bob Graham, who was chairman of the Intelligence Committee, and Dick Durbin.
We didn't receive it until just a couple of days before we voted. Then we had to go read it and compare it to everything else that we thought we'd learned about intelligence, and I did make that statement. And I did make that vote.
But, Chris, the important thing is that when I started looking at the weapons of mass destruction intelligence along with Pat Roberts, I went down to the floor, and I said I made a mistake. I would have never voted yes if I knew what I know today.
WALLACE: Well, but a lot of people are not — that's not the point of the investigation, Senator.
ROCKEFELLER: Chris, it is always the same conversation. You know, it was not the Congress that sent 135,000 or 150,000 troops to...
WALLACE: But you voted, sir, and aren't you responsible for your vote?
ROCKEFELLER: No. I'm...
WALLACE: You're not?
ROCKEFELLER: No. I'm responsible for my vote, but I'd appreciate it if you'd get serious about this subject, with all due respect. We authorized him to continue working with the United Nations, and then if that failed, authorized him to use force to enforce the sanctions.
We did not send 150,000 troops or 135,000 troops. It was his decision made probably two days after 9/11 that he was going to invade Iraq. That we did not have a part of. And yes, we had bad intelligence, and when we learned about it, I went down to the floor and I said I would have never voted for this thing.
WALLACE: But my only point, sir — and I am trying to be serious about it — is as I understand phase two, the question is based on the intelligence you had, what were the statements you made.
You had the National Intelligence Estimate which expressed doubts about Saddam's nuclear program, yet you said he had a nuclear program. The president did the same thing.
If this does not show the utter hilariousness not only of the Downies and their claims of "BUSH LIED!" but also that Downies are both stupid and liars at the same time.
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Remember the years when toilet pervert Jimmy Carter was President (1977-1981) - when this country sank into a morass of horror, led by the biggest bonehead to run this country? Well, the major tipping point of the Peanut Years was when Urineman told America that we were in a malaise - and that it was our fault. So, in November 1980, the American people told Mr. Peanut to go fuck himself and sent him packing back to Georgia and his half-baked family farm.
Now, it seems that Little Jackie Chirac, the Peanut Man of France, has dusted off that old malaise speech and used it to explain away the
Chirac vows firm action on unrest
PARIS, France (Reuters) -- French President Jacques Chirac's government decided on Monday to ask Parliament to extend emergency powers for three months to quell unrest that he said had caused a deep malaise.
"We will respond by being firm, by being fair and by being faithful to the values of France," Chirac said in his first televised address to the nation on unrest by youths in poor suburbs over racism, a lack of jobs and a sense of exclusion.
Chirac, who has been under fire for saying little during the crisis, also announced the creation of a voluntary task force to help young people find work. He said it would provide training for 50,000 young people in 2007.
Although the violence was waning after reaching a peak a week ago, police said youths destroyed 284 vehicles in petrol bomb attacks on Sunday night.
"I think it's over. I think the young people have let out their anger, and I think the government got the message," said Bernard Moutei, 40, walking among the high-rise estates in the Clichy-sous-Bois suburb of Paris where the unrest began.
Disturbances began with the deaths on October 27 of two youths apparently fleeing police, but grew into wider protests by youths of African and Arab origin as well as white youngsters.
The government approved emergency powers last week that went into force on November 9 for 12 days.
On Monday, it agreed on a draft law to extend the measures until February. The law goes before the lower house of Parliament on Tuesday and its passage seems certain because the ruling center-right party dominates the two chambers.
Chirac called for calm, urged people to rally together and said the main priority remained to restore public order.
"These events bear witness to a deep malaise," Chirac said. Referring to the problems of youths in the suburbs, he added: "It is a crisis of meaning, a crisis of reference points and an identity crisis."
Yikes - Chirac even sounds like Carter. Spooky.
Monday, November 14, 2005
We here at Joobo have documented the rants and histrionics of Boss Hugo Chavez, the whackjob leader of Venezuela, who has allied himself with Cuba, Iran, and North Korea. Now, he has pissed off his fellow Hispanic country, Mexico - and Vicente Fox of Mexico has threatened to cut off relations tonight if Nutty Hugo does not apologize for his latest crap.
Mexico Warns Venezuela Over Chavez Quip
MEXICO CITY - Mexico said it will sever diplomatic ties with Venezuela if that country's president doesn't apologize Monday for warning Mexican leader Vicente Fox: "Don't mess with me."
Fox spokesman Ruben Aguilar said Mexico was demanding an apology because Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's comments showed a "lack of respect for the people of Mexico and the institution of our country's presidency."
If an apology doesn't come by midnight Monday, Fox said he will ask for the immediate withdrawal of Venezuela's ambassador and a recall of the Mexican ambassador from that country.
But Aguilar was quick to add that would not mean Mexico was severing its ties completely with Venezuela because business and cultural relations would remain intact.
Tensions between Fox and Chavez spilled over after this month's Summit of the Americas in Argentina, where Fox defended a U.S.-backed proposal for a Free Trade Area of the Americas while Chavez proclaimed the idea dead.
"President Fox left bleeding from his wound," Chavez said Sunday during his weekly radio and TV show, echoing remarks last week in which he accused Fox of being a "puppy" of the U.S. government for supporting its plans for the free trade zone.
Chavez then warned Fox: "Don't mess with me, sir, because you'll get stung."
Chavez is now the most dangerous man in this hemisphere - and one of the most dangerous in the world. He must be dealt with - either now, or later, as the danger metastasizes.
Sunday, November 13, 2005
This nation was spared in November 2000 when Al Gore was defeated for the Presidency - as well as his month-long attempted coup to steal the election from George W. Bush. And Gore's continual descent into madness demonstrates clearly that Gore should not have been Vice President, but should be locked up.
Now, his latest hilarity: Gore says that global warming, a fallacy cooked up by disturbed liberals, is worse than terrorism.
You heard right.
Gore makes sustainable investment his business
"What changed in the US with hurricane Katrina was a feeling that we have entered a period of consequences and that bitter cup will be offered to us again and again until we exert our moral authority and respond appropriately," he says. "I don't want to diminish the threat of terrorism at all, it is extremely serious, but on a long-term global basis, global warming is the most serious problem we are facing."
What is truly frightening - truly, truly frightening - is that a vast majority of Downies think this same way. And that's what makes them, and their program of defeatism and surrender to our enemies, so very dangerous to America.
Yup, things are improving in France. The riots are still going on, only not as bad as before.
According to the French, and their willing dimwits in the American media, this means things are hunky-dory, so they can make way for the rehabilitation of Jacques Chirac.
French Police Chief: Unrest Winding Down
PARIS - France's worst rioting since the 1960s seems to be nearing an end, the national police chief said Sunday as fewer cars were torched nationwide and Paris remained calm despite Internet and cell phone messages urging violence in the capital's streets.
In scattered attacks, youths rammed a burning car into a center for retirees in Provence and pelted police with stones in the historic heart of Lyon, the country's third biggest city. A firebomb was tossed at a Lyon mosque but did not explode.
The nationwide storm of arson attacks, rioting and other violence, often by young people from impoverished minorities, has lost steam since the government declared a state of emergency Wednesday.
Youths set fire to 374 parked vehicles before dawn Sunday, compared to 502 the previous night, police said. A week ago, 1,400 cars were incinerated in a single night.
If the downward trend continues, "things could return to normal very quickly," National Police Chief Michel Gaudin said, noting that French youths burn about 100 cars on an average Saturday night.
Now, imagine if riots had occured in America instead of France. Whoever was rioting was burning cars in many major American cities and their suburbs. Blacks, Hispanics, Muslims - whichever group, they are burning cars, buses, anything they can get their hands on.
Now, let's see the reaction of the American (and even foreign) media to this story after 17 days of riots:
Police Chief: Riots Subsiding
Los Angeles (AP) - The police chief of Los Angeles said today that he believes that rioting by disaffected youth, which has spread to numerous American cities, has subsided and will end quickly.
Chief Raymond Barnard said that only 300 cars were burned last night, as opposed to 450 the night before.
In Detroit, youths there burned 100 cars and 3 public transport buses.
In Miami, police clashed with hooded youths who attacked a police station.
In Philadelphia, trains and buses were burned.
In Montgomery, Alabama, and Atlanta, Georgia, police headed off the destruction of public buildings.
Critics of President George W. Bush said that his response to the riots show his racist side.
"The President of the United States needs to pay attention to the demands of these disaffected youth, who have no future because of his policies," Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Minority Leader in the US House of Representatives, said. Holding a press conference with US Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), the two leaders said that they have introduced the "Disaffected Youth in America Aid Package of 2005."
"We want to show these youths who want to burn down things that they should have government on their side. To that end, we want to offer free college, free health care, and free employment opportunities," Pelosi announced.
This is just a taste of what we would be hearing. Just imagine otherwise.
Imagine for a moment if a group of people plotting to kill people were arrested in, say, New York. The police find explosives, plans for the murders, etc. - in other words, smoking guns that these people were planning a lot of killings. However, the plotters plead not guilty - because, as their lawyer says, they were on their way to somewhere else - perhaps Oregon, or Texas - to kill the people, so they did nothing wrong in New York. Crazy, right? ACLU-type bullshit, correct? Well, the ACLU crappola has now spread to other places: in Kuwait, a bunch of terrorists have plead not guilty because they were going to blow shit up in Iraq, not Kuwait.
One has to read this crap to believe it to be true. Even after reading it, it is hard to believe it.
Defense of Kuwaiti Terror Suspects Say They Were Preparing for Fight in Iraq, Not Kuwait
KUWAIT CITY (AP) - Six suspects on trial for allegedly plotting to attack U.S. troops in Kuwait and local security officers had been preparing to go to Iraq to fight, not to attack targets at home, their defense lawyer said Saturday.
The defendants are among 37 Kuwaitis and other nationals accused of joining the Lions of the Peninsula, a group the prosecution claims was planning the attacks. Some are also facing counts of killing policemen in unprecedented clashes in January that led to their arrests.
Weapons, bombs and chemicals that could be used for making explosives were found in their possession.
But the defense argued the six - three Kuwaitis and three stateless Arabs who live in Kuwait - were planning to go to Iraq and asked for leniency from the court.
"I believe those young men have been deceived, and the way to deal with it is not tough sentences," their lawyer, Khaled al-Abdul-Jalil, told the three-judge panel.
"They readied themselves only for jihad (holy war) in Iraq," he said. After seeing the "crimes of the Americans in Iraq," including killing Muslim children and women, they believed that "jihad was their duty."
We would say that liberalism has caused this, but perhaps it is just normal Islamic thinking...in other words, bankrupt.
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Howard Dean raised millions of dollars running his hilarious campaign for President in 2003 and 2004. Now, as the head of the Downtrodden National Committee, his fundraising skills apparently have failed him.
And just in time for the rest of America.
Democrats Losing Race For Funds Under Dean
The Democratic National Committee under Howard Dean is losing the fundraising race against Republicans by nearly 2 to 1, a slow start that is stirring concern among strategists who worry that a cash shortage could hinder the party's competitiveness in next year's midterm elections.
The former Vermont governor and presidential candidate took the chairmanship of the national party eight months ago, riding the enthusiasm of grass-roots activists who relished his firebrand rhetorical style. But he faced widespread misgivings from establishment Democrats, including elected officials and Washington operatives, who questioned whether Dean was the right fit in a job that traditionally has centered on fundraising and the courting of major donors.
Now, the latest financial numbers are prompting new doubts. From January through September, the Republican National Committee raised $81.5 million, with $34 million remaining in the bank. The Democratic National Committee, by contrast, showed $42 million raised and $6.8 million in the bank.
"The degree to which the fundraising has not been competitive is obviously troublesome," said former congressman Vic Fazio (D-Calif.), who is now a lobbyist here. He expressed confidence in Tom McMahon, Dean's executive director at the DNC.
No, Vic - having Howard Dean, a clearly disturbed man, as head of your pathetic party is "obviously troublesome."
Friday, November 11, 2005
The media was so intent to report on the bombings in Jordan or - in the case of Chrissie Matthews of "Softball" on MSNBC - the "Scooter" Libby indictment (which happened 2 weeks ago) - that they missed this story. Of course, CNN was thrilled to miss it, and MSNBC is watched by so few people that had they covered it no one would have noticed.
Active Components Exceed October Recruiting Goals
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2005 – October was a good month for recruiting, with all active-duty components exceeding their recruiting and retention goals, officials said here today.
This was particularly good news for the Army National Guard. In October, the Army Guard had a goal of 3,970 recruits and accessed 4,050 -- 102 percent of its goal.
October is the first month of the new fiscal year, so the component started off on the right foot, Guard officials said. It was the first time the Guard has made its goal since May.
On the active-duty side, the Army exceeded its goal of 4,700, bringing in 4,925 recruits -- 105 percent of its October goal. The Navy made 101 percent of its goal, with 2,268 recruits and a goal of 2,244.
The Marine Corps also made 102 percent of its goal, with 2,760 recruits and a goal of 2,700. The Air Force made 101 percent of goal, with 2,180 recruits and a goal of 2,161.
On the reserve-component side the Navy Reserve and Air National Guard had disappointing recruiting months. The Navy Reserve missed its recruiting goal of 811, bringing in 724 sailors for 89 percent. The Air National Guard's goal was 1,010, but the component only managed to recruit 588, for 58 percent of goal.
The media loves to tell us how badly the military is doing when it comes to recruitment. So when the story doesn't go their way, they ignore it. The same happens with unemployment figures: when it goes up, the media tells us that George W. Bush is at fault. When it goes down, the media does a story about the bird flu in Hungary.
For anyone who reads the LA Times, the name Robert Scheer is one to remember. He is the thoroughly discredited Marxist scumbag whose lies are piled higher than a mound of Bill Clinton's condoms. Scheer's "editorials" (more properly to be labeled as "horseshit du jour") range from far left psychosis to far, far left delusion.
Now, the LA Times has fired Karl Marx Scheer. Wow.
Times Plans New Op-Ed Lineup
In a major shake-up of its editorial pages, the Los Angeles Times announced Thursday that it was discontinuing one of its most liberal columnists as well as its conservative editorial cartoonist.
Editorial Page Editor Andrés Martinez said that Robert Scheer, a Times reporter for 17 years before he began writing a column on the Op-Ed pages in 1993, will be dropped. Cartoonist Michael Ramirez, The Times' cartoonist since 1997, will leave the paper at the end of the year and will not be replaced.
How sad to see a man who hates capitalism have to now stand on an unemployment line. Then again, perhaps Howard "Duckie" Dean has some open space in the DNC press room.
If you want to see just one of Herr Scheer's crappola, check out this one "editorial":
Lying with intelligence
That's the newly declassified smoking-gun document, originally prepared by the Defense Intelligence Agency in February 2002 but ignored by President Bush. Its declassification this weekend blows another huge hole in Bush's claim that he was acting on the best intelligence available when he pitched the invasion of Iraq as a way to prevent an Al Qaeda terror attack using weapons of mass destruction.
What is amazing is not that Scheer is just another fucking lunatic from the far left. What is scary is that he is in the mainstream of the modern Downtrodden Party.
Today we strive to honor the more than 600,000 men and women who have given their lives in the name of keeping freedom in America. Despite this toll over 200 years, and the freedom given them, the left continues to shit on veterans, mocking them, protesting them, or, in the case of Downies in the Congress, voting not to give them the tools they need to win and then lie about it.
So, if you know a vet, or are related to one, or are one, remember this day, and remember that every time you vote for a Downie you vote to cut the throats of past, present, and future veterans.
Leave it to the left to defend France as it does battle with Islamic terrorists in their own country: now, a dumbshit from "The Village Voice" (the voice of Greenwich Village in New York, where Bernard Sanders is considered a right-winger) says that, contrary to those images we all see on television, the riots in France are not really bad, and that the French government of Jacques "Shithead" Chirac did a fine job of reacting to them. At the same time, the world media should just stop covering them because Hurricane Katrina was far worse.
Only from the left - we present complete and total madness.
CNN Got It Wrong: The Paris riots weren't that bad—and the French government handled it well
On Monday, two French colleagues and I were talking at a chi-chi café in Paris when we saw a group of police officers in battle regalia boarding a bus just outside our window. "I think we can guess where they're going," one of my friends remarked. Sharp inhalations all around, followed by raised eyebrows.
Our awkward and nervous reaction to those policemen initially struck me as somewhat pitiful—a stinging example of the French bourgeoisie's intellectual detachment from the riots in the city suburbs. Why were we sitting in this café? Why didn't we march to Clichy-Sous-Bois, or La Courneuve, or Aulnay-Sous-Bois, where some of the most violent protests were taking place?
But now, with the riots finally winding down, the café culture's reluctance to engage the riots—its choice of distance (or what the French call recul) seems the right response to the events of the past two weeks. As the cars stop burning and some semblance of order returns to the most troubled areas (albeit with the help of draconian curfew measures), now is as good a time as any to ask: Just what the hell happened? (And how did the American media paint such a distorted picture?)
To answer these questions, we have to first figure out what didn't happen. Contrary to the breathless dispatches from the American press, Paris was most certainly not burning. Those of us ensconced in the central part of the city could hardly tell anything was going on. ("This is not exactly the second French Revolution," another journalist colleague told me.) American media hyperbole served to heighten the distancing effect. Expounding on French social inequalities from their suites at the George V, the dashing reporters of CNN et al., their infographics a-blazin', created a sensationalized image of an entire country under siege.
Another thing the French riots were not: New Orleans on the Seine. It'd be easy to draw parallels between our countries' race-related woes (and indeed there are many), but to do so would belittle both tragedies. The New Orleans death toll was close to 1,000; the French riots produced fewer than ten. New Orleans was a localized event; the French riots touched many major metropolitan areas, including the suburbs of Nice, Lille, Toulouse, Lyon, and Rennes, in addition to spreading to Belgium and Germany.
Ultimately, New Orleans took the U.S. government by surprise; the French riots, meanwhile, were the not-totally-unexpected culmination of a contentious year between banlieue residents and hard-line right-wing Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, who called project youths "scum" (racaille) just days before the riots began.
There is also the question of the French government's response to the rioting, which, unlike Bush's response to New Orleans, doesn't qualify as totally incompetent. "The government can't totally crack down on the rioters because it would be accused of being too harsh," a friend told me. "At the same time, it can't be too lenient. It has to show that it's doing something but it can't go too far either way." Give credit where it's due: The French government has minimized casualties and bloodshed. It has also restored state subsidies to impoverished neighborhoods and has lowered the apprenticeship age to 14 to help combat unemployment (which stands at almost 30 percent in certain cites).
This is why America is as bad as it is: because the liberal media tells us that Bush is bad, Saddam was good, Islamic terrorism is not a big threat, and France's riots are not that bad.
In other words, pure horseshit.
You heard right - Muslims, who were behind the July 7 bombings of the London Underground, are "chilled" by the thought of the British government cracking down on Islamic terrorists.
Terror bill chilling for Muslims, Blair warned
The anti-terror bill will create a "significant chill factor" in the Muslim community, censor those who criticise British foreign policy and drive extremists further underground, the government's advisers warned yesterday.
The fears were voiced by the Muslim community working groups set up by the Home Office to prevent the growth of extremism after the July terror attacks. The warning centres on the remaining provisions in the proposed legislation - such as the ban on the "glorification" of terrorist acts - that are likely to become the next focus of parliamentary dissent after Tony Blair's defeat on holding terrorist suspects for 90 days without charge.
Here's what Blair should do, but won't: he should tell Muslims that if they want to be a part of British society that they are welcome to integrate and contribute. However, if they wish to be maggots and conspire to kill Brits, they can go fuck themselves.
And stick that "chill" up their collective asses.
Thursday, November 10, 2005
The UN investigated the murder in February 2005 of Rafik al-Hariri, the former PM of Lebanon, and the German judge who looked into the murder found that Syrian intelligence, at the behest of the family of Syrian President Bashir al-Assad, committed the murder - and, for the first time, the UN is getting off its rotten, lazy ass and is forcing Syria to deal with their criminal activity.
But the thugs inside Syria just cannot let go - and now this crap appears in the mouthpiece of the Syrian government, some rag of a newspaper.
Who does this rag blame for the murder? Israel, of course - working hand in hand with al-Hariri's sons - did the crime.
Syrian Government Papers Insinuate: Sa'd Al-Hariri is Involved in the Assassination of His Father and in Attempts to Kill Other Lebanese Figures
Fayez Al-Sayegh, editor of the government daily Al-Thawra, wrote in an editorial: "...Who profits from the murder of the [former Lebanese] prime minister Rafiq Al-Hariri? Should we draw a connection between Al-Hariri's heirs, who profited [from the murder], the [political] 'lobby' which anticipated it and reaped political and economic benefits from it, and those who gained a regional advantage through it, especially Israel?... After Al-Hariri's death, why did his media [group] - the profits of which are [now] divided equally between his sons and his associates who coveted his money - fail to mention Israel's stake [in the murder]? Why did they not direct their suspicions towards Israeli hands which have the greatest experience in terror, bombings and persecution of [Israel's] adversaries - since Al-Hariri was, after all, an adversary of Israel...
"The Lebanese investigation and the international investigation... ignored two factors, namely: Israel, which is regarded as the party that derived the greatest benefit from Al-Hariri's murder... and Al-Hariri's heirs - his sons, his associates, or others who gained from his death and were closest to him - who were the first to look after themselves and to build their financial and political future on his body and his blood."
In another article which appeared two days later, Al-Sayegh wrote: "For eight months, they [the Al-Mustaqbal media group] have been maligning us and accusing us without waiting for the [results] of the investigation. Moreover, they rushed to accuse us without reasonable consideration...
"We condemn the attitude [of the Al-Mustaqbal media group] which is opposed to Al-Hariri's attitude, and is in line with Israel's... The question which keeps occurring to us, and to anyone who is familiar with Al-Hariri's patriotic views and his strong positions regarding Israel, is why they refrain... from accusing Israel. After all, it is a principle of criminal [investigation] to search for whoever profited from Al-Hariri's death, be it one of his associates or political and financial heirs, or Israel, which is regarded as the chief opponent of his policy..."
Of course, Syria has run out of options to deal with this crime they committed - the Lebanese want Assad's ass, the UN wants Assad's ass, and Assad is getting weaker each day as the possibility of sanctions grows.