This fellow hangs out in the tree just off the balcony. Must be right at four feet long. The are two other smaller ones as well.

3/31/07

Weekend thru Monday

Dec 15-17
Rep. Wexler tells it like it is and calls for the impeachment of Cheney. It's the House of Representatives responsibility to do so or at least investigate. It's part of the oath they take to hold those in charge responsible. Take action here.


Face the State headline distorted news article's quote to add a bogus attack on "liberal[s]" This is about the first successful petition drive in Longmont concerning an annexation for the Life Bridge Christian Church. An early article in the Denver Post gives some background. Jen Gartner started this petition. Jen herself explains below.


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Dec. 8-10
War pig Bolton says NIE report is political. This pompous horses ass spews the same crap every time the truth comes out. It's for the benefit of the conventional media to spread around, discuss with pundits who agree so that in the end his opinion is given credibility when the truth of the matter is that he has none. Give those who can easily refute these lame dick opinions the same time but no our media loves war just as much as the war lovers in charge.

The issue of DU (depleted uranium) has not been a topic for a long time but has been on my mind recently.
Happened across a new video by a WWII veteran whose son died from its affects. This material will be around for 4.2 billion years and this country continues to use it. More importantly it's this interview conducted on 1/30/03 by Amy Goodman with Dr. Asaf Durakovic the one who brought this issue initially into the public domain. Fired by the military for doing so he makes the unarguable case against this deadly material. It's science and mathematics facts that cannot lie but yet this administration says it is and the whore media allows them to do so with out questioning. If you watch you will always remember this. The interview with Dr. Durakovic starts at 29 min.

How can there be any meaningful discussion on issues when so many minds are filled with hate and bigotry? One can raise children to be and believe what ever is programmed into them.
You can have them believe the earth is flat or the earth is 6000 years old or whatever but it does not make it so. That's why I choose Reality over the other.

THIS IS SCARY! Put a Darth Vader dress on this Democrap and it's not Lieberwhore.

SHE BAD AGAIN EXPLAINS BUT DOES NOT TELL A LIE
“We don’t know why you were arrested,” he said, “we are only carrying out orders from high up. But I think your own government had a hand in it because you embarrassed the Ambassador when she was in town.”


If you don't watch Olbermann fyi he's the only one telling it like it is. A bit long winded he plunges a knife of truth dead center into the heart of the imbecile in charge and calls him for what he always has been. An outright boldfaced liar!

What do you do when your caught in yet again another lie? Do what simpleton Fred does as all the Repugs are doing you blame somebody else as is always the case.
"I don't have the confidence in our own intelligence capabilities to make that assessment"


Democrats want probe of tape destruction. No shit Cisco! This means squat just like all the other threats over the last seven years from these sacless bastards who are almost as bad as the other side. No matter what side one is on we both need truth not continual lies and blame.

Why did the CIA destroy the the
tapes? Why did the White House destroy millions of e-mails on their own server but also on the RNC server which is a crime in itself? You can do it I know you can. How about they are covering their lying treasonous asses because they knew what they had done, have been and are doing can have them swinging just like our former partner Saddam. That's why.


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Dec. 1-4
This may be funny but it's dead serious about the state of conventional media in this country. Liberal media my a##.

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This is incredible and should remind all of us no matter who you are or how important you make think you are that in Reality all of us are no more than piss ants in time!


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Robert Parry tells the truth about Hyde and also Lee Hamilton. Remember- Parry was the reporter who broke the Iran-Contra story. If there was a God Hyde would be in hell.


The death of ex-Congressman Henry Hyde is drawing fond eulogies from both sides of the political aisle and across Official Washington. But no attention is being paid to Hyde's crucial role in covering up the worst political crimes of the Reagan-Bush era.
http://www.consortiumnews.com/2007/113007.html
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Below is a link to an excellent article on the state of the media in our country today.
http://www.progressivedailybeacon.com/more.php?page=opinion&id=1752
If you don't know about this or don't care you should!
BILL MOYERS JOURNAL | FCC Update | PBS


Wake-Up Call -- Dave Lindorff
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REPORT: Coalition Of The Defeated

Last weekend, Australian Labor leader Kevin Rudd defeated staunch Bush ally Prime Minister John Howard, handing the conservative party its “worst election defeat in its 63-year history” and ending 12 years of conservative rule. Howard “suffered the additional ignominy of losing his own constituency seat,” the first time since 1929 that an Australian prime minister has been voted out of parliament.

Howard’s fate is similar to the story of many other Bush-friendly world leaders. After joining Bush’s Coalition of the Willing in 2003, several countries’ leaders have been ousted from office. In fact, of the original 49 countries who joined the Coalition, the AP reports that roughly 20 remain, with several in the process of withdrawing troops.

ThinkProgress has compiled a new report, highlighting the fate of world leaders from “coalition of the willing” countries who sent troops to support the invasion. Of 14 major partners in the Coalition, eight leaders were defeated in elections, two stepped down, two were term limited, and two remained in office. Click here to view the full report.

COUNTRY LEADER ELECTORAL STATUS
Albania PM Fatos Nano Defeated, July 2005
Australia Pres. John Howard Defeated, Nov. 2007
Britain PM Tony Blair Stepped down, June 2007
Denmark PM Anders Fogh Rasmussen In office (pledged withdrawal in Feb. 2007)
Dominican Republic Pres. Hipolito Mejia Defeated, May 2004
El Salvador Pres. Francisco Flores Perez Term Limited, March 2004
Hungary PM Peter Medgyessy Defeated, Aug. 2004
Italy PM Silvio Berlusconi Defeated, April 2006
Japan PM Junichiro Koizumi Stepped down, Sept. 2006
Norway PM Kjell Magne Bondevik Defeated, Sept. 2005
Poland Pres. Aleksander Kwaśniewski Term Limited, Dec. 2005
Romania PM Adrian Năstase Defeated, Nov. 2004
South Korea Pres. Roh Moo-hyun In office
Spain PM Jose Maria Aznar Defeated, March 2004



Australia, Britain, Italy, and Spain contributed tens of thousands of combat troops to the war. But as the war unfolded, each leader lost popularity at home and was eventually voted out of office. Their successors either have withdrawn — or are in the process of withdrawing — their nations’ troops from Iraq.

These leaders’ fates should also carry a clear message here at home — support Bush’s war and be voted out of office. View the compilation HERE.
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Nov 17-25

This is the clip made public some time ago that raised the issue of Blackwater and what they do and have done in our names. To this day they continue to operate with impunity.



David Benjamin:
Strange Bedfellows — George W. Bush & the New York Times


Bill Maher Interview of Joe and Valerie Plame Wilson


"The Fall of the House of Bush: The Untold Story of How a Band of True
Believers Seized the Executive Branch, Started the Iraq War, and Still Imperils America’s Future”

Investigative journalist Craig Unger is the author of the new book “The Fall of the House of Bush: The Untold Story of How a Band of True Believers Seized the Executive Branch, Started the Iraq War, and Still Imperils America’s Future.” The book examines how neoconservatives secretly forged an alliance with the Christian Right during the Bush presidency and helped make the case for war in Iraq. [includes rush transcript]


Wolf Blitzer Loses Democratic Debate

"At 8:26, with Kucinich not having had the opportunity to say one word, CNN asked all the candidates to say whether they would support the Democratic nominee no matter what. They all said yes, except for Kucinich, who took the opportunity to say 10 words, receiving huge applause. His words were: "Only if they oppose war as an instrument of policy."" Read more . . . Once again Dennis is focused on the issues while Clinton, Obama, and Edwards focus on each other.


Atheists


GET OUT OF DEBT


The Dangers of Tolerance (3 min)

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Nov 10-12

Veterans Day Tribute


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Here is the first gated community in Steamboat Springs located in the 1100 block of Steamboat Blvd. called Stone Bridge.


You have watched this go up on the way into Middle Routt located just south of Haymaker GC. This is not your regular barn but a art and party barn. A million dollar one where the electrical alone was 100k. The place the people will stay east of this when they come to visit price tag will approach 10 million. I have a hard time saying house because when a structure one sleeps in costs that much it is something other than a house.
A favorite from the English Beat

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Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America'sWar On Iraq 3,859
http://icasualties.org/oif/

The War in Iraq Costs
$467,202,437,314

See the cost in your community
http://nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182
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Convention media in this country are such whores to allow this lie to go unchallenged which is now being used by others in their presidential bid. It's so disgusting.

George W. Bush has told a stunning number of lies about the Iraq War and the "war on terror." But some seem to be his particular favorites, like the one about Saddam Hussein's WMD defiance that Bush retold while standing next to French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
For the full story, go to http://www.consortiumnews.com.
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An Act of Terrorism? Blackwater Sniper Shot Dead Three Iraqi Guards At Iraqi Media Center in February

Steve Fainaru of the Washington Post discusses his new account of the February killings. After a brief investigation, the U.S. government concluded that the actions of Blackwater fell within approved rules governing the use of force, but the Iraqi police described the shootings as an "act of terrorism." [includes rush transcript]

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Weekend thru Monday November 3-5

RED STATE UPDATE


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Iraq Today
News of the Day for Sunday, November 4, 2007
Iraqis are sick of foreign people coming in their country and trying to destabilize their country. —George W. Bush
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Friday, November 2nd, 2007

CODEPINK Activist Barred from Capitol After Calling Rice “War Criminal”
Meet the one who called out Kinda Sleazy for what she is. Say what you want about this group but when the President says their name you know they and others who have been mentioned recently are having a big impact. If you want us out of Iraq you must participate and urge others to do the same or we will never leave there ever at least in our lifetime!
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Time to Apologize to Plame/Wilson
By Robert Parry
October 31, 2007

http://www.consortiumnews.com/2007/103107.html

Robert Perry broke the Iran-Contra story in the 80's. He is one of the best then and now. The conventional media continues to cast doubt on her authenticity. The reality is that this event constitutes and act of treason never seen before. When you cross these guys there is a price to pay and when you perform ineptly and support the agenda you are rewarded. Below is her interview with Jon Stewart.



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BLOGGED BY Brad Friedman ON 10/29/2007 5:30AM
She's Prepared to Name Names, Including Those of Two 'Well-Known' Congress Members Involved in Criminal Corruption
The 'Most Gagged Person in U.S. History' Tells The BRAD BLOG She's Now Exhausted All Other Channels...

-- By Brad Friedman

Another who has been silenced whose story has never been allowed to be told.
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No Evidence Iran Building Nuclear Weapons : Mohamed ElBaradei
By The Associated Press
The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said Sunday he had no evidence Iran was working actively to build nuclear weapons and expressed concern that escalating rhetoric from the U.S. could bring disaster.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18636.htm

Are you going to believe him this time around? He said the same thing about WMD's in Iraq as did Scott Ritter, Hans Bliz, Ray McGovern and many others whose voices were never heard in this country.
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Eisenhower on the Military Industrial Complex
One of the smartest Republican Presidents and how we should have listened to him.
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Theocracy Now! At the Value Voters Summit 2007

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October 27-29

5TH Anniversary of Paul Wellstone's Death



32 US TROOPS KILLED IN IRAQ AS OF TODAY THE LOWEST NUMBER SINCE 3/06.
An excerpt from an article that may be part of the reason why.
US-IRAQ: Ill-Equipped Soldiers Opt for "Search and Avoid"
By Dahr Jamail
WATERTOWN, New York, Oct 24 (IPS) - Iraq war veterans now stationed at a base here say that morale among U.S. soldiers in the country is so poor, many are simply parking their Humvees and pretending to be on patrol, a practice dubbed "search and avoid" missions. Link http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=39788

Another Reason?

I
t should be noted that the escalation written about in the article below started about four months ago.

By Robert Parry
October 25, 2007

Determined to gain the upper hand in Iraq and Afghanistan, George W. Bush has turned large portions of the two countries into near free-fire zones where any resistance, even in populated areas, is met with aggressive tactics that often kill civilians.

Link http://consortiumnews.com/2007/102407.html


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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
This video shows how the media in our country manipulates and distorts the "News" . As citizens of the United States we deserve the truth but it's not happening!

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James Blunt - No Bravery

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A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW with Valerie Plame Wilson

Yes, the reason why this is a treasonous act -- taking me and my particular case out of it -- is that this sort of thing jeopardizes assets who are trying to help our national security -- not to mention future potential sources of information, foreign ones. They may say to themselves: "I really have critical intelligence. I’d like to work with the CIA, for whatever host of motivations. But, gee, it looks like they couldn’t even protect one of their own. Why should I put myself in the line of fire? I’m going to go talk to the Russians down the street."

-- Valerie Plame Wilson, retired covert CIA operative, and author, Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House

Link http://www.buzzflash.com/articles/interviews/082
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Moyers, Scahill, and Prince
Probably the best interview Scahill has done regarding Blackwater. Watch the whole interview here. http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/10192007/watch.html




“Blackwater guards got immunity in Iraq deaths -- State Dept. deal could undermine prosecution efforts.” Foolish me, I thought only the president could bestow immunity or grant pardons, I had no idea the president’s girl friend could hand out such favors!
From Barb @ Buzzflash
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Dodd Speech on the Constitution & Rule of Law


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