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Friday, September 20, 2002
Boy, these right-wing guys are fast! When I read this story (sent in to me by a reader) about how Lula might actually win in Brazil, I was going to predict that it wouldn't be long after his election before the right starts ranting and raving about how Brazil is a threat, acting in an unacceptable manner, we have to intervene, etc etc. Well, I didn't have to predict, because it's already happening:
Thursday, September 19, 2002
Whenever I hear a commentator compliment George Bush for how "the President" has a brilliant strategy or how "Dubya" has a well-thought-out policy, I laugh out loud.
Wednesday, September 18, 2002
Pat Robertson said on Hannity & Colmes tonight that all of Islam -- not the radical fringe, but the entire religion -- is a sham and a big danger to the world. Asked to clarify his comment, he repeated it and gave what he felt were justifications for his view. It was scary to watch this unvarnished demonstration of hatred and religious intolerance. It must have sounded like this when Hitler's deputies were discussing Judaism. I wonder if Robertson's comments will create as big a brouhaha now as when Falwell said on his program, and Robertson agreed, that 9/11 happened because of homosexuals, the ACLU and others he dislikes bringing the wrath of God down upon us. This man has the potential to be -- if he isn't already -- a dangerous demagogue. If you can, try to catch the repeat broadcast. It's truly chilling!
Tuesday, September 17, 2002
Expanding on the last three paragraphs of this article: Saddam has had chemical and biological weapons for many years. His main goal is staying alive and staying in power. He does not have any martyr complex like many in Al Qaeda do. That's why even when we were bombing him in the Gulf War and kicking him out of Kuwait, he didn't use his biological or chemical weapons. We had made it known to him that if he did, we would possibly retaliate with nukes, and in any case would wipe him out. So he opted to stay alive and stay in power.
Hannity & Colmes is really shameless. Today they had solo political analyst segments with Robert MacFarland, Reagan's national security advisor; Peggy Noonan, Reagan's speechwriter; and Dick Morris, who though he deviated and worked for Clinton, is now back to being, in his post-toe-sucking reincarnation, a confirmed liberal basher.
Monday, September 16, 2002
Continuing my intrepid attempt to document the terrible imbalance in the selection of political commentators on Hannity & Colmes who appear in solo segments, last week Gen. Alexander Haig was on for a double solo segment, while today Donna Brazile appeared solo on only one segment. And of course, Haig is far more right-wing than Brazile is progressive (I won't even raise the issue of whether anyone managing Al "Pro-Contra" Gore's campaign should still be considered progressive at all).
You've got to read this story, which appeared on both whacky-right Newsmax.com as Secret Document: Bush Supporters Planned Iraq Attack Before Election, and on the progressive news site commondreams.org as Bush Planned Iraq 'Regime Change' Before Becoming President. Shouldn't this be a big scandal or something, getting massive mainstream media attention? Oh, I forgot. We have a lapdog media.
Sunday, September 15, 2002
N.Y. Times reporter David Cay Johnston deserves a big pat on the back. His continuing series on tax-cheating by the rich and the special tax breaks for the rich in the IRS code has produced results. Hunting Tax Cheats, I.R.S. Vows to Focus More Effort on the Rich. Before, the IRS was leaving Bush's friends alone, and concentrating on auditing low-income people!
When U.S. pilots in Aghanistan screw up a single time and kill four Canadians, they get charged with manslaughter. 2 U.S. Pilots Charged With Manslaughter in Errant Bombing
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