I'm looking through YouTube video but I don't care that much about it to sift through all of them. Trust me, he said it. The guy is a socialist.
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"The fact that we have kept [Americans] safe for pushing seven years now has got them back into the state of mind where 'safe' is normal," he said. Our view is: Safe is hard-won, every 24 hours."As a result of this type of determination, the American military has inflicted, in Hayden's words, "near strategic defeat for al Qaeda in Iraq, near strategic defeat for al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia and significant setbacks for al-Qaeda globally."
"Since the start of the year, he said, al-Qaeda's global leadership has lost three senior officers, including two who succumbed "to violence," an apparent reference to Predator strikes that killed terrorist leaders Abu Laith al-Libi and Abu Sulayman al-Jazairi in Pakistan. He also cited a successful blow against "training activity" in the region but offered no details. "Those are the kinds of things that delay and disrupt al-Qaeda's planning," Hayden said."
"Over the years, reporters have tagged a long list of conservative public figures, from Barry Goldwater to Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush, as dim and uninformed. The reputation of some of these men has improved over time. But can anyone name a leading liberal figure who has developed a similar media reputation, even though the likes of Al Gore, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi have committed substantial gaffes at times? No reporter I've talked to has come up with a solid example."Bottom line, and I write about bias all the time, the press shouldn't be cheerleading for, or giving passes to, one presidential candidate over another.
"Fox News was the harshest of the three channels on the presumptive Republican nominee. More than half (55%) of the prominent personal statements about McCain were negative, the vast majority of which (49% overall) questioned his conservatism.
"In its criticism, Fox News devoted more overall attention to McCain compared with the other cable channels, nearly the same attention it gave the two leading Democrats, 36% for McCain, 37% for Clinton and 39% for Obama. Both CNN and MSNBC, on the other hand, devoted far less of their coverage to the McCain campaign than they did to Clinton’s or Obama’s.
"Fox News was also more positive in its portrayal of Obama’s major personal narrative than either McCain or Clinton. Fully 69% of the assertions about Obama personally were positive, a number that rivals what he received on MSNBC (70%).
"Fox News did offer more positive than negative assertions about Clinton, but less so than the other channels (54% positive versus 70% on CNN and 72% on MSNBC). In particular, Fox News gave more attention to the image of Clinton as unlikable and divisive than either of the other networks, (22% versus 13% on CNN and only 4% on MSNBC)."
"Some of the success of the surge is that the goodwill of the Iranians-they decided in Basra when the fighting would end, they negotiated that cessation of hostilities-the Iranians."What about Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki? Is he chopped liver? I guess he had nothing to do with it.
"Grassfire.org president Steve Elliott, in a statement, said such theories are off the mark. "It's time for Americans to purge ourselves of the false guilt that Al Gore and the Climate Alarmists have placed on us," Elliott said.
"Grassfire.org said it chose June 12 as the day it wants Americans to rev up their SUVs because it coincides with expected debate in Congress over a $1.2 billion carbon tax rebate program. "Carbon Belch Day will have at least as much impact on the so-called 'planetary emergency' of man-made global warming as the goofy save the earth mandates telling us to turn our lights off for an hour," said Elliott."
"I many times tried to talk to have a public exchange of views with him, and he's not too much willing to make such a conversation," Klaus said. "So I'm ready to do it."Klaus' new book, Blue Planet in Green Shackles - What Is Endangered: Climate or Freedom?
"My answer is it is our freedom and, I might add, and our prosperity," Klaus said."Truer words are rarely spoken. Al Gore is a coward and he ducks debates. He's only in it for the money.
"It could be even true that we are now at a stage where mere facts, reason and truths are powerless in the face of the global warming propaganda," he said. Klaus alleged that the global warming was being championed by scientists and other environmentalists whose careers and funding requires selling the public on global warming."
"It is in the hands of climatologists and other related scientists who are highly motivated to look in one direction only," Klaus said."
“The broader environment clearly favors the Democrat,” said Whit Ayers, another veteran GOP pollster. But Ayers argued that “a state-by-state analysis actually makes McCain a narrow favorite to win the Electoral College majority.”More from the Politico:
“There are a lot of scenarios that look good for McCain, and I almost would go so far to say that there are a lot more scenarios [than for Obama],” the strategist added. “I don’t think anybody over here wants to let themselves get too excited about it. It is an eternity between now and November. But McCain looks a lot stronger than our prospects as a party.”Remember when I told you that McCain would win New Hampshire and Pennsylvania?
“The truth about this race [is], this is the year that we shouldn’t lose, and we could lose," says Democratic pollster Paul Maslin."President McCain.
"After several conservative bloggers and Fox News Channel pointed out that the Auchwitz concentration camp was liberated by Soviet soldiers, not Americans, Obama's campaign clarified the statement."Why aren't the major news organizations delving into this? Why does it take people working from home in their pajamas and the conservative blond GOP news brigade at FNC to uncover the fact that one of the major presidential candidates lied about his own family during a memorial day speech?
"This is not amnesty. It is an emergency agricultural worker bill, which will give protected status to those workers who have worked in agriculture within the last 48 months. They must work at least 100 days a year in agriculture for the next five years, and it includes a five-year sunset."A 'five year sunset' provision means that illegals would have five years where they could legally remain in the country. How is this not amnesty?
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I must question the intelligence of people who pull this type of legislation and risk alienating (and retaliation) for the sake of cheap political theater.
"The White House opposes the bill, saying that targeting OPEC investment in the United States as a source for damage awards "would likely spur retaliatory action against American interests in those countries and lead to a reduction in oil available to U.S. refiners."
"The administration said less oil going to refineries would limit available gasoline supplies and raise fuel prices."
"The network edited the interview in a way that “is clearly intended to give viewers the impression that [Bush] agreed with [correspondent Richard Engel's] characterization of his remarks when he explicitly challenged it.From the Hill:
Then he challenged the network's dismal "reporting" on the economy.
"Gillespie used the opportunity to also inquire whether NBC News still believes that Iraq is in the midst of a civil war. In November 2006, the network decided to label the infighting in the country a “civil war.”
“I noticed that around September of 2007, your network quietly stopped referring to conditions in Iraq as a ‘civil war,’ ” Gillespie wrote. “Is it still NBC News’s carefully deliberated opinion that Iraq is in the midst of a civil war? If not, will the network publicly declare that the civil war has ended, or that it was wrong to declare it in the first place?”
“I’m sure you don’t want people to conclude that there is really no distinction between the ‘news’ as reported on NBC and the ‘opinion’ as reported on MSNBC, despite the increasing blurring of those lines,” Gillespie concluded. “I welcome your response to this letter, and hope it is one that reassures your broadcast network’s viewers that blatantly partisan talk show hosts like Christopher Matthews and Keith Olbermann at MSNBC don’t hold editorial sway over the NBC network news division.”Had the White House communications team been more aggressive, at the direction of the President himself, against biased reportage things would have been a lot different for this President.
"I'm not interested in partisanship that serves no other purpose than to gain a temporary advantage over our opponents. This mindless, paralyzing rancor must come to an end. We belong to different parties, not different countries," McCain said. "There is a time to campaign, and a time to govern. If I'm elected president, the era of the permanent campaign will end; the era of problem-solving will begin."That's a great line. Although, there's nothing wrong with partisanship. Debating ideas, somebody losing and somebody winning, is what politics all about.
And the Bush Administration has decided to propose listing polar bears as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act, which is just so incredibly stupid I can't believe they are actually serious.
"In its 4-3 ruling, the Republican-dominated high court struck down state laws against same-sex marriage and said domestic partnerships that provide many of the rights and benefits of matrimony are not enough.
"In contrast to earlier times, our state now recognizes that an individual's capacity to establish a loving and long-term committed relationship with another person and responsibly to care for and raise children does not depend upon the individual's sexual orientation," Chief Justice Ronald George wrote for the majority in ringing language that delighted gay rights activists."
"Identifying polar bears as threatened with extinction could have an enormous political and practical impact. As the world's largest bear and as an object of children's affection as well as Christmastime Coca-Cola commercials, the polar bear occupies an important place in the American psyche."Great hard news reporting from WaPo.
"Because scientists have concluded that carbon dioxide from power-plant and vehicle emissions is helping drive climate change worldwide, putting polar bears on the endangered species list raises the legal question of whether the government would be required to compel U.S. industries to curb their carbon dioxide output."My question is: Do we really know that? Just because a couple of scientists believe it... That doesn't necessarily prove anything. The climate change nuts are always talking about 'consensus' among the scientific community. There's no consensus.
”I hope that he will understand, if he is the nominee, the degree of disillusionment that will happen if he doesn't become a greater man than he will ever be,” Penn said.I'm not even sure what that means, but it makes me laugh. And I'm not sure what Natalie Portman meant when she talked about the 2008 presidential election.
“I think it's a very exciting year for our politics, that for the first time in a while we have a choice of who we like better instead of who we hate least.”Does that mean the lovely and talented Portman 'hated' Kerry? Did she 'hate' Gore?
"We have heard this foolish delusion before," Bush said. "As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: 'Lord, if I could only have talked to Hitler, all this might have been avoided.' We have an obligation to call this what it is — the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history."Does that automatically translate into 'an attack' on Barack Obama? No. And it's a stretch to conclude so. It certainly does sound like Obama's own policy pronouncements of talking to terrorists. It sounds like the same old thing that every Democrat has been advocating since before I was born 41 years ago.
“You start working hard and sacrificing, and you think you’re getting closer to the bar, you’re working and you’re struggling, you get right to that bar, you’re reaching out for the bar, and then what happens?What is she talking about? This is a woman who has been a great beneficiary of racial quotas, as has her husband, the likely Democratic presidential nominee. What 'bar' is raised? And who are 'they,' exactly? What kind of racial crap is this?
“They raise the bar. Raise the bar. Shift it to the side. Keep it just out of reach.
“And that’s just what’s been happening in this race.”
"Global trade as practiced in the 21st century does inflict pain and dislocation on workers in developed countries, largely through the unequal distribution of the gains that this trade brings. A sober discussion about remedies and a plan for urgent action is needed.Pelosi and Reid are the most incompetent elected officials I've witnessed in my lifetime.
"Unfortunately Reid, Pelosi, Obama, Clinton and most of their colleagues in Congress have contributed little to such a discussion. The Democrat who is nominated this summer in Denver should change that state of affairs immediately. Otherwise, Bush could wind up looking like a statesman by comparison and McCain could wind up becoming president by default."
"A $300 billion, five-year agricultural bill recently proposed by the Democratic leadership immediately drew a veto threat from Bush, who on this one economic topic is in touch: "America's farm economy is thriving. The value of farmland is skyrocketing. And this is the right time to reform our nation's farm policies by reducing unnecessary subsidies."
"The most interesting discovery during a visit to Jalalabad, Afghanistan, where Osama bin Laden planted his flag in 1996 is that al-Qaeda seems to have all but disappeared. The group is on the run, too, in Iraq, and that raises some interesting questions about how to pursue this terrorist enemy in the future.
“Al-Qaeda is not a topic of conversation here,” says Col. Mark Johnstone, the deputy commander of Task Force Bayonet, which oversees four provinces surrounding Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Pete Benchoff agrees: “We're not seeing a lot of al-Qaeda fighters. They've shifted here to facilitation and support.
"Al-Qaeda isn't a permanent bogyman; it's losing ground in Iraq and Afghanistan because of U.S. counterinsurgency tactics, especially the alliances we have built with tribal leaders and the aggressive use of Special Forces to capture or kill its operatives."
"When people talk about the right wing noise machine, that's what it is," said Franken spokesman Andy Barr.No, it's actually called 'good journalism.' I thought Liberals were advocates of free speech? Like Brodkorb is to blame for Al being a hypocritical scumbag? Nice blame-shifting.
"I strongly disagree with the view that just because you reduce the tax burden, just because you let people save and invest more of their money, that therefore there's less money that goes into government."This idea that taxing corporations and individuals more will somehow spur growth is like saying 1+1=3.