Ahh man I am so freakin’ mad that I took so long to post this video. This has to be the greatest television interview ever. Please if you ever liked great TV please watch this. I think this is the first time ever that a guest has told people to be quiet in the background while taping. Kanye was so positive with reparing his image in the public and he seemed to have gotten past it until George Bush came along with different plans. Wow.
SOURCE: Necole Bitchie
Have we forgotten that Bush and Cheney have literally gotten away with murder? In addition to them basically destroying civil rights they also took us into a permanent war that is still killing our men and women each day.
This guy is just saying what many said years ago but their crimes obviously have been swept under the rug by both Dems and Republicans.
via Huff Post
What President Bush did with the suspension of habeas corpus, with the whole concept of Guantánamo Bay, with the whole idea that he could avoid and evade federal laws, treaties, federal judges and the constitution was blatantly unconstitutional — and in some cases criminal,” Napolitano said. “They should have been indicted.
Man there are so many people including me that kinda wish she was telling the truth and not trying to sell a book.
BERLIN — A German hotel where then US President George W. Bush stayed in 2007 angrily rejected Thursday claims by his wife Laura Bush of possible poisoning, accusing her of a publicity stunt for her memoirs.
“We see absolutely no evidence to support (these allegations) at all,” said Christian Ploeger, a spokesman for the Fundus Group that owns the Grand Hotel Heiligendamm in northern Germany where the Bushes stayed for a G8 summit.
The Obama administration on Saturday called for a broad overhaul of President George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind law, proposing to reshape divisive provisions that encouraged instructors to teach to tests, narrowed the curriculum, and labeled one in three American schools as failing.
By announcing that he would send his education blueprint to Congress on Monday, President Obama returned to a campaign promise to repair the sprawling federal law, which affects each of the nation’s nearly 100,000 public schools. His plan strikes a careful balance, retaining some key features of the Bush-era law, including its requirement for annual reading and math tests, while proposing far-reaching changes.
Source: Buzz Feed
This guy is the ‘Man of The Year’ hands down. He did what we should have done eons ago.
This guy gets the award for telling it ‘like it is’. Don’t even frown your face about this because he was so right when he made this astute observation.
“I laugh when I see people from Fox News. I laugh at you. You know how Sean Penn calls you? ‘The stupid people from Fox News’ — not you, of course — not you, of course not.”
Gotta buy this guy a drink.
BAGHDAD (AP) – An Iraqi journalist imprisoned for hurling his shoes at former President George W. Bush will be released next month after his sentence was reduced for good behavior, his lawyer said Saturday.Muntadhar al-Zeidi’s act of protest during Bush’s last visit to Iraq as president turned the 30-year-old reporter into a folk hero across the Arab world, as his case became a rallying point for critics who resented the 2003 U.S. invasion and occupation.
I’ve been overlooking this in this blogosphere but I’m glad I gave it a listen. This sh*t is stupid! Did George Bush know what the f*ck he was doing when he released this lyrical beast back to the streets? Welcome home, Mr. John Forte, I’m sure he got some stories to tell…
I’ve said from day one this this dude is a natural born comedian, but please don’t pity the fool! Its either an unrivaled swag factor or pure ignorance that allows Dubya to arrogantly get up there and defiantly thumb his nose at his critics. As his reign of terror winds down (yeah right!) he is starting to let up, open up and give reporters some insite into just how cleverly devious he can be. As he exits office without reprimand, he seems confident knowing that there will be no future prosecution of his “war crimes.” This joker had the nerve to say he handled Katrina with dignity, instead of apologizing to those people who were left to die in the N-O. This cowboy seems to be determined going out shooting, I just hope someone has enough balls to bust back.
[video] Bush Says He’s Not Insulted By Shoes Thrown at Him, Says Reporter Was Looking for 15 Minutes of Fame
This dude needs his own sitcom when he leaves office. Admit it, you’ll miss him because he’s become such an in-grown part of the fabric of not only American politics but our daily dose of humor. He’s a hilarity when he’s not even trying. He’s actually saying he doesn’t know what this dudes “beef” was. This is obviously a man who is in serious denial.
via Davey D
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Michael Connell, the Bush IT expert who has been directly implicated in the rigging of George Bush’s 2000 and 2004 elections, was killed last night when his single engine plane crashed three miles short of the Akron airport. Velvet Revolution (‘VR’), a non-profit that has been investigating Mr. Connell’s activities for the past two years, can now reveal that a person close to Mr. Connell has recently been discussing with a VR investigator how he can tell all about his work for George Bush. Mr. Connell told a close associate that he was afraid that George Bush and Dick Cheney would ‘throw [him] under the bus.’
A tipster close to the McCain campaign disclosed to VR in July that Mr. Connell’s life was in jeopardy and that Karl Rove had threatened him and his wife, Heather. VR’s attorney, Cliff Arnebeck, notified the United States Attorney General , Ohio law enforcement and the federal court about these threats and insisted that Mr. Connell be placed in protective custody. VR also told a close associate of Mr. Connell’s not to fly his plane because of another tip that the plane could be sabotaged. Mr. Connell, a very experienced pilot, has had to abandon at least two flights in the past two months because of suspicious problems with his plane. On December 18, 2008, Mr. Connell flew to a small airport outside of Washington DC to meet some people. It was on his return flight the next day that he crashed. Read more…
via Fox News
Vice President Cheney mocked Vice President-elect Joe Biden’s grasp of the Constitution, defended former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and said President Bush “doesn’t have to check with anybody” before launching a nuclear attack.
In a blunt, unapologetic interview on “FOX News Sunday,” Cheney fired back at Biden for declaring in October that “Vice President Cheney has been the most dangerous vice president we’ve had probably in American history.”
“He also said that all the powers and responsibilities of the executive branch are laid out in Article I of the Constitution,” Cheney said in a interview that was conducted on Friday. “Well, they’re not. Article I of the Constitution is the one on the legislative branch.”
“Joe’s been chairman of the Judiciary Committee, a member of the Judiciary Committee in the Senate for 36 years, teaches constitutional law back in Delaware, and can’t keep straight which article of the Constitution provides for the legislature and which provides for the executive. So I think I’d write that off as campaign rhetoric. I don’t take it seriously.” Read more…
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has ordered plans to be drafted for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention centre, the Pentagon says.
A team was looking at moving inmates from the facility in a way that continued to protect the American people, a spokesman said.
About 250 detainees remain in the controversial Cuba camp.
US President-elect Barack Obama says closing the camp “in a responsible way” is one of his top priorities.
Mr Obama, who takes office on 20 January, said earlier this week he aimed to close the facility within two years.
Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said Mr Gates – who is to retain his position in the new administration – had wanted to be prepared in case Mr Obama wished to tackle the issue “early in his tenure”. Read more…
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The parents of American-born Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh are asking President George W. Bush to set their son free before Bush leaves office next month.
Lindh was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in 2002 to serving in the Taliban army, which violated U.S. economic sanctions against Afghanistan at that time.
At a news conference in San Francisco Wednesday, Lindh’s mother, Marilyn Walker, asked the president to show mercy during the Christmas season by commuting her son’s sentence.
Lindh initially asked for a commutation in 2004 and his lawyers have renewed the request each year.
The U.S. Department of Justice has never acted on the petition and a spokeswoman didn’t immediately return a telephone call.
Iraq’s justice system is to probe the case of the journalist who hurled his shoes at US President George W. Bush, officials said on Tuesday, as his brother said he had been beaten up by security agents.
“Muntazer al-Zaidi has been transferred to the judicial authorities who have opened an investigation. But it is too soon to say who was behind this act,” General Qassem Atta, spokesman for a Baghdad security plan, told AFP.
The journalist’s brother, meanwhile, said he has a broken arm and ribs after being struck by Iraqi security agents.
Durgham Zaidi was unable to say whether Muntazer had sustained the injuries while being overpowered during Sunday’s protest against Bush’s visit to Baghdad or while in custody later. Read more…
I don’t know whether to laugh cause this kinda makes a point way deeper than we you first see it.
Well, OK this answers one question. I guess this is where that journalist in Iraq got the shoe’s to throw at Bush, Dwayne Wade shook the f*ck out of OJ Mayo…broke his ankle and probably shook him out of his kicks. This is ugly!
seen it at: smartenup
via Rolling Stone
With president-elect Barack Obama already taking command of the financial crisis, it’s tempting to think that regime change in America is a done deal. But if George Bush has his way, the country will be ruled by his slash-and-burn ideology for a long time to come.
In its final days, the administration is rushing to implement a sweeping array of “midnight regulations” — de facto laws issued by the executive branch — designed to lock in Bush’s legacy. Under the last- minute rules, which can be extremely difficult to overturn, loaded firearms would be allowed in national parks, uranium mining would be permitted near the Grand Canyon and many injured consumers would no longer be able to sue negligent manufacturers in state courts. Other rules would gut the Endangered Species Act, open millions of acres of wild lands to mining, restrict access to birth control and put local cops to work spying for the federal government.
“It’s what we’ve seen for Bush’s whole tenure, only accelerated,” says Gary Bass, executive director of the nonpartisan group OMB Watch. “They’re using regulation to cement their deregulatory mind-set, which puts corporate interests above public interests.” Read more…
via Mother Jones
Until 2000, the neighborhood association’s covenant said only white people were allowed to live there, though an exception was made for servants.
Enacted in 1956, part of the original document reads: “Said property shall be used and occupied by white persons except those shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of different race or nationality in the employ of a tenant.”
I’ll add this thought. The president bought his ranch in Crawford just before running for president and will move to a swanky suburban neighborhood just after leaving office. It’s almost like his cowboy image was an affect cultivated for maximum political gain. Imagine that.
And here’s the inspiration for this post’s headline:
When Paramount Vantage and Overture announced Michael Moore’s long-gestating follow-up to “Fahrenheit 9/11″ in May, executives stressed the film’s foreign-policy scope. “This is going to tackle what’s going on in the world and America’s place in it,” Paramount Vantage chief Nick Meyer said.
But as the political winds shifted in the months before the election — and gusted after it — Moore subtly began reorienting his movie. Instead of foreign policy, the film’s focus now is more on the global financial crisis and the U.S. economy.
The untitled movie will contain an end-of-the-empire tone, say those familiar with the project, and Moore no doubt hopes that this will give it a more general feel that will untether it from a specific political moment.
But some political and entertainment experts wonder how much Moore’s incredulousness and occasional pessimism about the state of U.S. policy, which served the filmmaker well during the George W. Bush years, will play in the current hopeful climate brought on President-elect Barack Obama. Read more…
Kudos to Byron Hurt for producing this clip which takes a look at the dichotomy of Barack Obama and 50 Cent, and what they both represent in terms of ‘black male masculinity.’ He successfully poses and answers the lingering questions that have been on the tips of tongues ever since Curtis became the poster boy for “thuggism” in America, only to be rivaled by the updated, overnight emergence of Barack Obama, the new HNIC. Does one cancel out the other? Do they both compliment one another? What do they have in common?
This comparison is interesting in that above all things, 50 has always represented the true ethos of the “Black Republican” in Hip Hop, coincidently enough him being born on George Bush’s birthday almost made them bedfellows and Curtis has expressed his approval of Dubya’s gangsterism on more than one occasion. He’s even gone as far as to endorse Hillary over Obama. Maybe he knew that the coming of the Age of Obama really means the ending of an era for the Super Thug. Nonetheless, this clip is on point.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Al-Qaida supporters suggested in a Web site message this week they would welcome a pre-election terror attack on the U.S. as a way to usher in a McCain presidency.
The message, posted Monday on the password-protected al-Hesbah Web site, said if al-Qaida wants to exhaust the United States militarily and economically, “impetuous” Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain is the better choice because he is more likely to continue the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“This requires presence of an impetuous American leader such as McCain, who pledged to continue the war till the last American soldier,” the message said. “Then, al-Qaida will have to support McCain in the coming elections so that he continues the failing march of his predecessor, Bush.” Read more…
Oliver Stone’s unusual and inescapably interesting “W.” feels like a rough draft of a film it might behoove him to remake in 10 or 15 years. The director’s third feature to hinge on a modern-era presidency, after “JFK” and “Nixon,” offers a clear and plausible take on the current chief executive’s psychological makeup and, considering Stone’s reputation and Bush’s vast unpopularity, a relatively even-handed, restrained treatment of recent politics. For a film that could have been either a scorching satire or an outright tragedy, “W.” is, if anything, overly conventional, especially stylistically. The picture possesses dramatic and entertainment value, but beyond serious filmgoers curious about how Stone deals with all this president’s men and women, it’s questionable how wide a public will pony up to immerse itself in a story that still lacks an ending.
Heavily researched but made very quickly – pic went before the cameras in May and is being rushed into release before the November election – “W.” has the benefit of filmmaking energy and good performances where they count, beginning with Josh Brolin’s arresting turn in the leading role. One can’t say Brolin is George W. Bush – the real one is still all too noticeably with us – but the actor offers a more than reasonable physical approximation and an interpretation that’s convincingly boisterous and determined. Aspects of the man unknown to the public are put forward that may or may not be true, but are sufficiently believable to make one go with them in a movie. Read more…
Could this movie be anymore on time? I have two questions though. Will we actually get a chance to see W. snorting coke and is part 2 a must due to the fact his doomed legacy has been lengthed by the current fiscal crisis.
Anyway Latino Review has obtained these fresh images and posters from the sure-to-be hit movie W. from Oliver Stone. On second thoughts who really wants to relive this hell we have endured for the last eight years.
Cruise finally got this flick greenlit in time to coincide with the departure of G Dub, the Hitler reincarnate. Expect Valkyrie in theaters sometime late December.
This is something that if true is a basic crime against humanity. Skip this post if you want but this is a serious story we need to look at. This country is in shambles!!
Yesterday, Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney, held a press conference to reveal 5,000 black males were suspiciously murdered during Hurricane Katrina.
According to McKinney, the names of the 5,000 are contained in a Pentagon computer. She claims the men were prisoners whose bodies were dumped in a swamp.
I do recall New Orleans prison officials releasing a large number of black prisoners after Hurricane Katrina when rising water flooded the prisons. Does anyone know what happened to those prisoners?
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Yeah he talked his way into a life sentence and psycho treatments for eternity and he thought it was just a joke. Now partner jokes on you!
MIAMI (Reuters) – A man with self-described mental health problems was ordered held without bail in Florida on Thursday on charges that he had threatened to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama or President George W. Bush.
Raymond Hunter Geisel was arrested by the Secret Service in Miami on Saturday after making threats before other participants against both Bush and Obama at a bail bondsman’s training course, according to federal court papers.
A Secret Service affidavit said Geisel denied making the threats. But he told a Secret Service agent, in comments he later described a joke, that if he wanted to kill Obama he would simply shoot him with a sniper rifle.
An unidentified female witness told investigators that Geisel had said during the course between July 25-28, “That n—-r, if he gets elected, I’ll assassinate him myself.” Obama would be the first black U.S. president if elected.
Another witness was said to have overheard Geisel say at a hotel that he hated Bush and wanted to put a bullet in his head.
Police found an ample cache of ammunition, including armor piercing bullets, and a handgun in Geisel’s sport utility vehicle and the Miami hotel room where he was staying while attending the bail bondsman’s course. It is legal to possess armor-piercing bullets in Florida.
FULL STORY HERE
Source: 1290 Newsradio WJNO
Okay this guy basically cripples America’s economy, pulls us into a bloody war in the Middle East, destroys the competition and he gets a movie out the deal.SMH.
via NY Times
WASHINGTON — Red Cross investigators concluded last year in a secret report that the Central Intelligence Agency’s interrogation methods for high-level Qaeda prisoners constituted torture and could make the Bush administration officials who approved them guilty of war crimes, according to a new book on counterterrorism efforts since 2001.
The book says that the International Committee of the Red Cross declared in the report, given to the C.I.A. last year, that the methods used on Abu Zubaydah, the first major Qaeda figure the United States captured, were “categorically” torture, which is illegal under both American and international law.
Here is the much talked about footage of Jesse Jackson talking about Barack Obama. Truthfully Fox News did not have to air this footage because it was in between taping and just goes to show you how low they will stoop to get ratings and cause divison. Watch and make up your own mind:
In order to stem the backlash from thousands of core supporters (70,000+ emails) who are outraged with Sen. Obama’s position on the FISA legislation, a comment was released by the Senator on my.barackobama.com to address these concerns.
I want to take this opportunity to speak directly to those of you who oppose my decision to support the FISA compromise.
This was not an easy call for me. I know that the FISA bill that passed the House is far from perfect. I wouldn’t have drafted the legislation like this, and it does not resolve all of the concerns that we have about President Bush’s abuse of executive power. It grants retroactive immunity to telecommunications companies that may have violated the law by cooperating with the Bush administration’s program of warrantless wiretapping.
Source: News 24
Let’s hope the old fart is wrong.
Madrid – It will take the United States a century to recover from the damage wreaked by President George. W Bush, US writer Gore Vidal said in an interview published on Saturday.
“The president behaved like a virtual criminal but we didn’t have the courage to sack him for fear of violating the American constitution,” Vidal told the El Mundo newspaper.
The author, a trenchant critic of the US-led invasion of Iraq, said it would take the United States “100 years to repair the damage” caused by Bush.
“We live in a dictatorship. We have a fascist government …which controls the media,” he said.
Vidal also said presidential aspirant Barack Obama was “intelligent” adding that it would be a “novelty” to have an “intelligent” person in the White House.
Gas prices, the mortage crisis, tornadoes and devaasting floods, the economy in the tank and all Bush can say is ‘I want Bin Laden dead’. This new declaration given by Bush to be completed before he leaves office , just reinterates that we have been lead by a vengeful psycopath for the last eight years.
This is perhaps the lowest point of his presidency and what is his logic really in this wanting Bin Laden toast. Killing the mythical Bin Laden will do nothing but add flame to gasoline of problems we are facing, because of his cowboy politics which have made us hated in the larger world.
November can’t come fast enough. Read the story:
President George W Bush has enlisted British special forces in a final attempt to capture Osama Bin Laden before he leaves the White House.
Defense and intelligence sources in Washington and London confirmed that a renewed hunt was on for the leader of the September 11 attacks. “If he [Bush] can say he has killed Saddam Hussein and captured Bin Laden, he can claim to have left the world a safer place,” said a US intelligence source.
via The Hill
President Bush’s approval rating has hit an new low, dropping to 25 percent in the most recent CBS News poll.
Bush now ranks 3rd all time in lowest approval rating, hovering above Richard Nixon’s 24 percent in August 1974 and Harry Truman’s 22 percent in February 1952. Bush’s 67 percent disapproval rating, however, ranks slightly higher than both Nixon and Truman during their least popular rating.
The Iraq war continues to plague the president’s popularity. Despite much touted “success” for the surge, 61 percent of respondents said Iraq will never be a stable democracy, up 8 percent since September. And 42 percent want troops out of Iraq within the year.
An overwhelming 83 percent of respondents said the country is on the wrong track.
We are still at war and these pics give a great snapshot of just how dangerous and in harm’s way are our soldiers who have been made to fight an unjust war by the most corrupt adminstration in history.
I truly wonder what draft dodger George H.W Bush and Dick Cheney would do if faced with the same day to day danger. The blood on their hands gets deeper everyday.
Indict this animal and bring home the troops!
Controversial filmaker Oliver Stone is tackling probably the worst president in the history of mankind in a biopic called ‘W’, detailing the presidency of George H.W Bush. Noted actor Josh Brolin pictured above has snagged the role Bush with the role of Dick(head) Cheney still not cast. Though a single frame has not been filmed yet, they are pushng for a October release during the presidential campaign(can’t be good for senior citizen McCain). More details below:
”Bush may turn out to be the worst president in history,” he declares as he peeks into room after room. ”I think history is going to be very tough on him. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t a great story. It’s almost Capra-esque, the story of a guy who had very limited talents in life, except for the ability to sell himself.
The fact that he had to overcome the shadow of his father and the weight of his family name — you have to admire his tenacity. There’s almost an Andy Griffith quality to him, from A Face in the Crowd. If Fitzgerald were alive today, he might be writing about him. He’s sort of a reverse Gatsby.”
If loose lips sink ships than Sen. McCain has made enough gaffes to sink a small naval fleet. In his latest slight of tongue McCain was caught at a townhall meeting in Denver alluding to the ugly truth that America went to war in Iraq for oil, not WMD‘s as Bush and his cronies would have the American people believe. After re-thinking his strategy McCain recanted on his statement and said he meant America went into Iraq to save its oil interests in the first war fought by Daddy Bush. Yeah, OK John-John we know you didn’t mean to spill the beans but you just can’t hold up. You’re getting up there in doggy years and the retention of lies just ain’t what it use to be.
He’s famously botched other plans the Bushies have had on the back burner like the 100-year-war, which for the record is not the proposed 100-year stay in Iraq but the Pentagon’s super-secret “War Of The Slums” engagement but more on that later. We also posted a clip yesterday of a Minister asking John-John if he called his wife a “cunt” apparently another slip caught on tape.