Poor little old Ann Coulter:
Coulter, 45, has called Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards a ''faggot'' and said she wished he would be killed by terrorists. She once said President Clinton ''could be a lunatic'' and wrote of a group of widows of men killed in the World Trade Center that she had 'never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much.''
So maybe it came as no surprise when somebody delivered a greeting card to her home in March with this salutation: ``You self-aggrandizing -- sociopath!! The only thing left after a nuclear war are you and cockroaches.''
Gosh, that's so harsh! Considering she's a violence-mongering "woman" who said the best way to talk to is with 2x4's, why is she upset? If she talks so tough, what's she scared of?
I have to say I never really paid that much attention to Dennis Kucinich until the last debate. In 2004, when Kucinich was also a candidate, I was a Howard Dean guy who with the greatest reluctance got behind the "electable" John Kerry, so I never really paid much attention to Kucinich.
This time, I find myself able to only support one candidate, and that is Dennis Kucinich. Because he's the only one speaking the damn truth. You know when you've been bullshitted on for so long -- pissed on and told it's raining -- and when your own party leaders refuse to call the piss what it actually is, and refuse to even acknowledge that you and everybody else is drowning in piss -- when somebody comes alng and simply speaks the truth. The truth! It's a very simple thing, really, the truth. It's pure, it cuts like sunlight through the fog, and it tastes like the freshest, coldest water on a hot dirty day. Instead of like piss.
The truth. Kucinich is the only one speaking it.
"They are proselytizing not on behalf of the Constitution of the United States and the national security interests of our country but rather on behalf of some sort of fanatical view of end times. And they are using our army to affect that."
-- Ambassador Joe Wilson
Mikey Weinstein, a former Air Force JAG and White House attorney for Ronald Reagan, has received over 6,000 complains from military personnel about being harassed by Evangelical "Christians". 95% of these complains come from people who are, actually, already Christians.
California suing voting machine maker for $15 million
California Secretary of State Debra Bowen on Monday sued a Nebraska voting machine company, seeking fines and reimbursements of nearly $15 million from the firm for allegedly selling nearly 1,000 uncertified machines to San Francisco and four other counties.
I love Debra Bowen. She's an elected Democrat who's actually following through on her campaign promises. Imagine that.
This from The Guardian today:
Oil leaders' private debate televised by mistake
And the money quote:
Saud al-Faisal, the Saudi foreign minister, warned that even the mere mention to journalists of the fact that leaders were discussing the weak dollar would cause the US currency to plummet.
Oops, too late. Turns out nobody was supposed to know that OPEC leaders are discussing how the crippled dollar is damaging the cartel ...
Fox News' Brian Kilmeade:
"Could we start arming the anti-government groups inside Iran; could their cars start blowing up like our Humvees - maybe in Tehran, so they wouldn't be doing it in Baghdad?"
Says the General he's interviewing:
"Yeah absolutely -"
- and suddenly the satellite signal is lost.
Video after the fold ...
After the devastating California fires, and the heroic efforts of hundreds, if not thousands, of firefighters, it's time to ask a question that I heard from Michael Moore while being interviewed a while back?
Do firefighters ask homeowners if they have insurance before saving their homes from a fire?
So far we've learned that Hillary's main advisor, pollster and PR-firm owner Mark Penn, is not only a union buster whose PR firm represents the likes of Blackwater, it turns out he has also been involved with the C.I.A. in overthrowing various governments around the world:
In his article, "Coup D'etat in Disguise," Jonathan Mowat described how these "polls" work: "Penn, Schoen and Berland (PSB) has played a pioneering role in the use of polling operations, especially "exit polls," in facilitating coups. Its primary mission is to shape the perception that the group installed into power in a targeted country has broad popular support. "
Gee, if that doesn't strike a nerve.
They've done it in Serbia, they've done it in Belarus, and in Georgia and the Ukraine. Mark Penn. And now he's doing it for Hillary in the good old U.S. of A.
This will be short, seeing as how it's one of those "passing along info I can't believe hasn't been diaried yet."
The male escort responsible for the downfall of Christian evangelist leader Ted Haggard is now alleging that embattled Senator Larry Craig also came to see him.
More over the fold ...
Well, gosh, what do you think we could glean from this?
BASRA, Iraq (Reuters) - Residents of Iraq's southern city of Basra have begun strolling riverfront streets again after four years of fear, their city much quieter since British troops withdrew from the grand Saddam Hussein-era Basra Palace.
Political assassinations and sectarian violence continue, some city officials say, but on a much smaller scale than at any time since British troops moved into the city after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.
I'm very upset that people seem to think that George Bush doesn't give a darn about health care for children. There is a great deal of photographic evidence that he does, indeed, have a comprehensive health care plan for children.
You'll see it over the fold ... This photographic evidence of his compassion for children is so overwhelming it might make your stomach hurt. If you have a weak stomach you might want to avoid it, so ... heartwarming is this evidence ...
Well this is interesting. According to this news source, Aswat Aliraq, which seems to translate to "Voices of Iraq", Al-Maliki is saying that a strike against Iran is "in the cards":
"The mass media has overplayed the Iranian crisis. A military strike against Iran is in the cards, which we do not want because it will not only be a catastrophe for Iraq, but for the Middle East as well," al-Maliki told reporters in a Baghdad-based press conference today.