Sunday, March 29, 2015

THE PRESS HAS GONE CLINTON-CRAZY

Peter Daou collected many examples from mainstream news outlets and makes this observation:
What is unique in Clinton’s case is that personal attacks which would normally be the province of political opponents and critics are promulgated by the mainstream news media.
Daou got some misguided pushback in the WaPo {"The 13 words you can’t write about Hillary Clinton anymore") and I noticed this absurd headline from the Christian Science Monitor:
Did Hillary Clinton destroy evidence in 'wiping clean' her email server?
Friday was the deadline for Hillary Clinton to respond to a congressional subpoena for emails and documents related to the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. She provided nothing since her email server had been wiped clean.
Christian Science Monitor
By Brad Knickerbocker March 28, 2015 4:43 PM
Christian Science Monitor
As I have noted before, even the GOP-controlled House has come to the conclusion that there is nothing to the Benghazi "scandal," so the Monitor's headline is more appropriate for World Nut Daily.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

ANOTHER FUNDIE LIE

In this article discussing Indiana's recent legalization of bigotry, one of the Jeebus clowns made this preposterous remark:
"Political activity is not the heart and soul of the faith community. In contrast, progressives thrive on politics," said Mike Fichter, president and CEO of Indiana Right to Life.
Fichter is obviously trying to hide the fact that most people in Indiana oppose the Jeebus freaks.

GOOGLE SMACKS DOWN FOX NEWS

It's common knowledge that Murdoch's News Corporation runs some sleazy operations and among them FOX News is probably the most famous.  This is how GOOGLE replied to a complaint by News Corp:
Last year Robert Thomson, CEO of News Corp [Parent company to the Wall Street Journal], accused Google of creating a “less informed, more vexatious level of dialogue in our society.” Given the tone of some of your publications, that made quite a few people chuckle.

Friday, March 27, 2015

MARTHA MCSALLY DIDN'T PROMISE US THIS

She pretty much avoided talking about extreme GOP budget proposals:
Senate passes Republican budget with deep safety net cuts
WASHINGTON | By David Lawder \

(Reuters) - The Senate passed a Republican-authored budget plan early on Friday that seeks $5.1 trillion in domestic spending cuts over 10 years while boosting military funding.

The 52-46 vote on the non-binding budget resolution put Congress on a path to complete its first full budget in six years.

The Senate budget seeks to eliminate U.S. deficits by 2025 without raising taxes through deep cuts to social safety net programs, investments in transportation and education and other domestic programs.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

FAIR AND BALANCED AT LAST

Early last February, the U.S. declassified a 1987 report on the nuclear capabilities of Israel and some NATO countries, and that marks the 1st time the U.S. has officially acknowledged that Israel has nuclear weapons.  Despite the fact that this came well before the recent blunders by Netanyahu, some wingnuts are claiming that this is payback from the Obama Administration.
It’s Official: The Pentagon Finally Admitted That Israel Has Nuclear Weapons, Too
William Greider on March 20, 2015 - 10:56 AM ET
THE NATION

Early last month the Department of Defense released a secret report done in 1987 by the Pentagon-funded Institute for Defense Analysis that essentially confirms the existence of Israel’s nukes. DOD was responding to a Freedom of Information lawsuit filed by Grant Smith, an investigative reporter and author who heads the Institute for Research: Middle East Policy. Smith said he thinks this is the first time the US government has ever provided official recognition of the long-standing reality.

The newly released report—“Critical Technological Assessment in Israel and NATO Nations”—describes Israel’s nuclear infrastructure in broad terms, but the dimensions are awesome. Israel’s nuclear research labs, the IDA researchers reported, “are equivalent to our Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore and Oak Ridge National Laboratories.” Indeed, the investigators observed that Israel’s facilities are “an almost exact parallel of the capability currently existing at our National Laboratories.”

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

THE REAL ISSUE...

is why this question had to be asked at all:
No Netanyahu veto on Iran deal, top senator says
Olivier Knox
Chief Washington Correspondent
March 24, 2015
YAHOO POLITICS

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., on Tuesday flatly denied that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s influence in Congress means that he could kill a nuclear agreement with Iran.

Corker, speaking in an interview with Yahoo News, also played down a Wall Street Journal report from late Monday that Israel had spied on the talks with Tehran, saying he regularly learns more about the negotiations from other countries’ foreign ministers than from the Obama administration.

Asked whether the Israeli leader enjoyed a de facto veto over a potential deal, Corker emphatically replied, “No!”

He continued, “I don’t get that sense at all. I just don’t think he’s influenced” Senate responses to the ongoing negotiations.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

TED CRUZ == GLENN BECK == WACKED OUT

I just read that Cruz considers the people who deny man-made global warming to be the Galileo's of our times and that's exactly how Beck described them in 2009.

TED CRUZ IS A HYPOCRITE

He and his family are losing the health insurance they receive from his wife's job at Goldman Sachs and he doesn't see a problem using the Obamacare exchanges to get new coverage:
Obamacare foe Ted Cruz to sign up for coverage under the plan

WASHINGTON Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:16pm EDT
(Reuters) - Republican Senator Ted Cruz, who has vowed to repeal "every word" of Obamacare if elected president next year, will soon be signing up for coverage under the plan.

Cruz, according to media reports, had been covered under the health plan of his wife, Heidi, who is taking a leave of absence from Goldman Sachs to help his campaign.

"We will presumably go on the exchange and sign up for health care, and we're in the process of transitioning over to do that," the Texas lawmaker told the Des Moines (Iowa) Register on Tuesday.

Monday, March 23, 2015

FUCK ISRAEL!!!

"There, I said it!"1

Looks like our bestest little buddy not only spied on America, it tried to sabotage the nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1.
Israel Spied on Iran Talks
Ally’s snooping upset White House because information was used to lobby Congress to try to sink a deal
By Adam Entous
March 23, 2015 10:30 p.m. ET
Wall Street Journal
This doesn't faze the conservatives who seem to put Israel ahead of America, like this clown.

1 This is one of Mark Levin's favorite phrases.

THE WACKO PARTY OF FEAR

Ted Cruz scared a little girl by claiming that "The whole world’s on fire" and a few days later, Huge Ego Hewitt uses practically the same line to justify a large increase in the defense budget:
With a world on fire and threats to the homeland as well as allies growing daily, posturing over Pentagon spending should become a toxic indulgence for incumbents.
UPDATE: Sean Davis at the conservative Federalist also picks a bone or two with Hewitt.