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Saturday, July 07, 2007

Keith Olbermann gives FOXNews the triple smackdown

The only thing better than Keith Olbermann whacking FoxNews upside the head is when he gives the double karate chop to his BFF Bill O'Reilly in the process.

"War is not Child's Play"

(Here's a cross post on a wonderful series WTNH did on the Iraq War that I originally posted on My Left Nutmeg).

The third installment of WTNH's amazing series "War in Iraq: A Young Perspective" highlights 11-year old Nik Thomson and his award-winning book entitled "War is not Child's Play".

Using the war in Iraq as the focus for his book, Thomson details the life of a Sargent, who while fighting in the war, recalls memories of his childhood and playing war with his friends...when the gunshots where imaginary and no one was hurt.

I'll let Nik tell the story...

Friday, July 06, 2007

Paul Simon stumps for Chris Dodd in Iowa

This weekend, legendary singer and songwriter Paul Simon is showing his support for Presidential candidate Chris Dodd by joining the senior senator's River to River bus tour this weekend.

You can follow Senator Dodd and Simon on the campaign trail at his interactive video site, D-TV. Here are some highlights of the two from Iowa today.

Simon introduces Senator Chris Dodd this morning at a breakfast in Mason City, Iowa.


Simon preforms at a rally for Senator Dodd earlier today.

Joe Lieberman: Listen to me or the terrorist will kill you


As a follow-up to TParty's all-time wanker, Joe Lieberman and his BFF Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez did a cheesy photo-op yesterday where the party of one continued his outlandish call for bombing Iran as well as increasing Big Brother's monitoring capabilities in the U.S.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Spazeboy smells a political rat in New Britain

Check out his sites for the details...

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy 4th of July

Enjoy the holiday!

Olbermann to Bush: RESIGN


It's even better when you read the transcript.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Even in Bush Country...


people are upset over the Libby get out of free card and want justice.


(H/T to People-Powered Media member Eric T. for providing the pic from Houston TX).

Kate O'Beirne hypocrisy exposed by Chris Matthews


In honor of the hypocrisy of Republicans who had no problem throwing President Clinton under the bus during the Lewinsky witch hunt, Chris Matthews takes conservative talking head Kate O'Beirne to the woodshed over her approval of President Bush giving Scooter Libby a get out of jail free card.

Now this is good political TV!

I want my DoddTV!

Proving again that the Chris Dodd Presidential campaign is leading the pack when it comes to using the internet to their political advantage, the Dodd Squad release their latest innovation, Dodd-TV (D-TV).

This video interactive site gives you an up-close view of Dodd on the campaign trail and as one of the old school video-bloggers, I'm quite impressed with this site...in fact, other politicians should take notice.

Check out the site and see for yourself.

Happy Birthday Joe

Happy birthday to the Connecticut for Lieberman Party. TParty over at MLN has the details but I'm celebrating the fact that this jerk can no longer a member of the Democratic Party.

One youth's perspective on the Iraq War should be an inspiration for all

As people come to grips over this god-awful war in Iraq, one student, Eric Ritter, decided to put his thoughts into music and came up with his anti-war song entitled "The Loss of Good Men."


Ritter uses his song as a way to express his frustrations about this senselessness war and the impact it's having on his generation. His words should make everyone reflect on what's really important, that this war needs to come to a conclusion sooner rather than later.

While we're being bombarded with such important issues as Paris Hilton being released from jail, the latest book on Princess Diana, and how much John Edwards paid for his haircut, young people like Ritter gives me hope that maybe, just maybe, the next generation will learn a thing or two about the consequences of a war that was based on lies and misinformation.

Joe Wilson blasts President for commuting Libby's prison sentence


The outrage over President Bush's decision to commute Scooter Libby's jail sentence is at a fever pitch today and who can blame anyone who is critical of the present administration at this point.

Here's a President who claimed that he wants anyone who was involved in leaking the name of a CIA operative to be held accountable and he gives a get out of free card to the person LIED to a Federal grand jury thus obstructing the Justice Department in their case.

Now, imagine what would happen to you LIED to a Federal grand jury? You think you'd get a spared jail time?

Former Ambassador Joe Wilson made an appearance on CNN's American Morning to give his take on the matter.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Foul play in death?

Police deny foul play in suspect's death but people in the community aren't buying it and are singing a different tune.
Detectives with the Hartford Police Department's major crimes and internal affairs divisions are investigating the death of a drug suspect who ran from police and fell from a third-floor window of an apartment building over the weekend.

Carlos Alvarado, 22, of Hartford, fell about 2:20 a.m. Saturday when he tried to escape through the stairwell window at 57 Belden St., police said. The state medical examiner confirmed Sunday that Alvarado died later Saturday of injuries suffered in the fall.

The death has sparked outrage among some in the community who are skeptical of police accounts of what happened at the building, where neighbors said Alvarado lived on the fourth floor.

Hartford Police Chief Daryl K. Roberts said Sunday that Alvarado has an extensive record of drug dealing and has jumped from windows in the past to elude police. Roberts said he is confident that's what happened early Saturday.

[...]

Several people in the neighborhood said Sunday that they heard Alvarado had been pushed by police, and two people identifying themselves as eyewitnesses said they saw Alvarado fall backward with his arms flailing. They said he landed between two brown garbage containers, striking his head on the corner of one.

Semonae Richardson, a 27-year-old certified nurse's assistant who said she lives in the building next to Alvarado's, said she was on the second-story balcony of her building facing the window from which Alvarado fell.

She said she saw Alvarado standing with his back to the window and his hands raised. Then she said she saw a police officer push him backward through the window. She said Alvarado tried to grasp the window ledge before he fell.

Roberts said Alvarado was likely hanging from the window ledge when he fell, so he would have been facing the building.

"They're saying what they heard everybody else say," Roberts said. "We are making a conscious effort to make everyone in the neighborhood feel safe. The negative element is not going to agree with what we're doing."

Roberts said those who are claiming Alvarado was pushed likely saw the pursuing officers peer out the window from which Alvarado fell. The officers "looked to see exactly where he was," which is the natural thing to do, Roberts said. "What [neighbors] saw was after the fact. They didn't see an officer push him out him out the window."

"Why would we throw a man out of a window?" Roberts said. "That's crazy."




photo credit: Ross Taylor, Hartford Courant

I can't tell the difference...


can you?

State senators leaders face off on budget deal


With the budget deal in place, Senate President Don Williams and Minority Leader John McKinney paid a visit to WTIC's Beyond the Headlines to put their best political spin on things...

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Joe Lieberman: A bitter man who's out of touch with reality


It's getting to the point where I'm concerned about the well-being of our junior senator. Here's the latest round of bullshit from George Bush's favorite Democrat senator.

Appearing on ABC’s This Week, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) used the foiled terror attempts in London to call for greater domestic spying here in the United States. Lieberman said, “I hope these terrorist attacks in London wake us up here in America to stop the petty partisan fighting going on about…electronic surveillance,” in apparent reference to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s subpoenas for documents related to Bush’s NSA warrantless wiretapping program.


Oh, but DINOBoy didn't stop there. It seems like Liebermanisn't signing onto a change in course in Iraq anytime soon (if ever).
In the same interview, Lieberman said of the situation in Iraq, “The surge is working.” He refused to say whether he would back a withdrawal if Gen. Petraeus reports in September that progress is not being made.