George W. Bush scribbled on American flags at a rally in Michigan, July, 2003.

DAMFA

Wednesday, December 31, 2003

BABY BUSHIES DON'T TIP
Raven

MoveOn.org ad (with the most words) in 30 seconds.

Also, from a survey of Domino's Pizza drivers:
"Paris Hilton" is the No. 1 fake name used by people calling for pizza deliveries ... U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft might want to open an investigation into these findings -- he was No. 2 on the list of assumed names used by people ordering pizza. ...

Among political pizza findings, people with "Dean for President" bumper stickers on cars in their driveways tipped 22 percent higher than people with "Bush for President" bumper stickers. People with "Bush for President" bumper stickers were three times more likely to order meat-topped pizzas than "Dean for President" drivers.


NO VIDEO REQUIRED

Plenty of good reading at Old Fashioned Patriot. George offers multiple takes on the "Top Ten" stories of the year - the actual and the purported. Perhaps the so-called-Liberal-Media's selective reporting, itself, should be the #1 story.

UNDEAD VIDEO

Thanks to Lisa for the link to this video. The still picture was insufficient.

EVEN THE SMALLEST THINGS

Laura Bush contradicted herself about the cheeseball poem from George. We could not phrase it any better than Buzzflash: the cartel will lie about even the smallest things:
- Oct 3 -
President Bush is a great leader and husband - but I bet you didn't know, he is also quite the poet. Upon returning home last night from my long trip, I found a lovely poem waiting for me.

-Dec 28 -
MR. RUSSERT: Now, who could have written that poem, huh? I mean, what...

MRS. BUSH: Well, of course, he didn't really write the poem. But a lot of people really believed that he did. That evening at the dinner, what some woman from across the table said: "You just don't know how great it is to have a husband who would write a poem for you."
Also at the Flash, Ted Kennedy wrote in defense of Daschle. We've heard Ted defend Tom before and Ted has also offered public "respect" for Bush. It's just Ted's way to make nice when he's not slamming them.

Significantly, in the Buzzflash letter, Kennedy does not try very hard to reconcile his own condemnation of the Medicare poison pill with Daschle's cheek-to-cheek Bush dance.

UNCLE SAM'S KIDS

Both of them were dressed in the blue shorts, grey shirts, and red neckerchiefs which were the uniform of the Spies. Winston raised his hands above his head, but with an uneasy feeling, so vicious was the boy's demeanour, that it was not altogether a game.

'You're a traitor!' yelled the boy. 'You're a thought-criminal! You're a Eurasian spy! I'll shoot you, I'll vaporize you, I'll send you to the salt mines!'

Suddenly they were both leaping round him, shouting 'Traitor!' and 'Thought-criminal!' the little girl imitating her brother in every movement. It was somehow slightly frightening, like the gambolling of tiger cubs which will soon grow up into man-eaters.
- George Orwell, 1984

STORYBOOK LAURIE

New Damfaudio - "Storybook Laurie" - 2.2MB wav, 1:10.

Fair Use Laura Bush and Tim Russert audio.  All Damfacratic audio is Fair Use audio for Peace.The First Lady showed up on Timid Tim's Sunday show and he was appropriately sycophantic. At least good manners gave Russert an excuse to be a complete weakling in the face of Petrolicans.

Mrs. Bush correctly noted that "this year's theme at the White House were children's stories." It's certainly her theme. She plugged some book called "Uncle Sam's Kids: When Duty Calls."

When confronted by Petrolicans, Russert likes to "stay positive" and sees all of Bush's actions as a "curious and wonderful" variation on a child's book. Let's hope it's not a bedtime story for Americans.

Russert ran the film and said Bush was "a-holdin up the Turkey" without noting its plasticity. Laura wasn't "nervous" about "he and Condi" heading off in a van because they "wouldn't do it" (unless it was "safe").

Tuesday, December 30, 2003

TELESCREEN

Has everyone else already noticed that Faux has been displaying images of Saddam and Bin Laden as they discuss Democratic candidates?

The other night Damfacrats witnessed some bimbo talking about the Dems with a massive image of Saddam next to the Dem donkey, with a caption so illegible we had to rewind the video tape (wish we could post it here): "Political Implications?" Although Chopblox has always been shameless, it's fair to say that the FNC telescreen has been particularly offensive of late.

MORE SIMILAR THAN DIFFERENT

Workers in Bam, Iran are now projecting about 50,000 deaths from the earthquake. Too awful for words. 100,000 homeless.

Hey USA, you know all those people we go around bombing, with dark skin and an "odd" way of talking? They are human beings too. Try to grasp it.
Around 30,000 people were injured. Television broadcasts showed one girl, aged about six, lying in a hospital bed with tubes attached to her nose and a bandaged head.

"I want to show my dolls to my mummy and tell her what has happened to us. But I can't find my mummy," she said.
UPDATE: Projections are now under 40,000 dead.

NO RECUSE FOR YOU

Ashcroft won't investigate the CIA leak. Not that he was.

UPDATE: Timshel took the time to properly examine his replacement.

CLARK GETTING PAID IN 4TH QUARTER

The AP is reporting that Dean raised $14 million, with Clark raising less but earning the $3.7 million in federal matching funds and getting him anywhere from $14.5-16.5 million. Just keeping it close is nice work by Wes.

Dean has raised about $40 million so far against the $120 million flag-scribbler. However, if you combine all the Democrat money it runs up to about $140 million and, although much has already been spent, that's better than a sharp stick in the eye.





ORANGE ALERT

Keep shopping.
Despite the city's high security level and national terrorism warning, a small plane was able to enter LaGuardia Airport airspace without permission, fly along the East River and circle the Statue of Liberty, and a bus was stolen from the city's bus terminal and driven to Kennedy Airport the same day.
Nathaniel Heatwole tried to warn us.

Monday, December 29, 2003

IF DETECTED

He had carried it guiltily home in his briefcase. Even with nothing written in it, it was a compromising possession.

The thing that he was about to do was to open a diary. This was not illegal (nothing was illegal, since there were no longer any laws), but if detected it was reasonably certain that it would be punished by death, or at least by twenty-five years in a forced-labour camp.
- George Orwell, 1984.

WILLIAM SAFIRE STILL PLAYING MIND GAMES

Damfacrats had previously warned against embracing Safire's phony scolding of Dick Cheney. Today he writes of left-wing praise he received for that piece. Misguided.

With Cheney, Safire claims there is "cognitive dissonance" where none exists:
I've known Cheney since our Nixon days. He's thoughtful, calmly conservative, nonpompous, decisive and was accessible to me over the phone on the hectic morning after 9/11. Cognition No. 1: he's one of the good guys.

But he's fighting to keep secret the identity of his outside advisers on public policy clear up to the Supreme Court. Cognition No. 2: big mistake.
These concepts are actually not conflicting, although if No. 2 had correctly been "Cheney is obviously a corrupt fearmonger," they would be. Actually, since No. 1 is so hopelessly flawed, Safire has a more basic cognitive problem: he's a fool.

WILD CHILD

Found at Incoming Signals, this link to Feral Children, including a bizarre and disturbing list.

JESUS NOT REPUBLICAN

Liberals Like Christ stretches the argument at times but it's a great premise. Jesus was no Neo-Con.

Sunday, December 28, 2003

DIMLY RECALL

In the end he succeeded in forcing her memory back until she did dimly recall that at one time Eastasia and not Eurasia had been the enemy. But the issue still struck her as unimportant. 'Who cares?' she said impatiently. 'It's always one bloody war after another, and one knows the news is all lies anyway.'
- George Orwell, 1984.


SWALLOW

It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grams a week. And only yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that the ration was to be reduced to twenty grams a week. Was it possible that they could swallow that, after only twenty-four hours? Yes, they swallowed it.
- George Orwell, 1984.


POSSIBILITY

The possibility of enforcing not only complete obedience to the will of the State, but complete uniformity of opinion on all subjects, now existed for the first time.
- George Orwell, 1984.

COMMON AGAIN

And in the general hardening of outlook ... practices which had been long abandoned, in some cases for hundreds of years -- imprisonment without trial, the use of war prisoners as slaves, public executions, torture to extract confessions, the use of hostages, and the deportation of whole populations -- not only became common again, but were tolerated and even defended by people who considered themselves enlightened and progressive.
- George Orwell, 1984.

Friday, December 26, 2003

FRANK ZAPPA IS GONE

Not forgotten.

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

SOROS RUMORED TO LOSE CONFIDENCE IN DEAN

Got this from the Question Dean blog. Who knows whether Novak's say-so means anything in this regard but:

In conversations with political friends, Soros confided he has become alarmed by Dean's recent performance and wonders whether the former Vermont governor is capable of defeating George W. Bush. In one such chat, Soros suggested he is interested in retired Gen. Wesley Clark.

Soros has made clear his visceral opposition to President Bush and his passionate desire to find somebody who can defeat him for a second term. The financier has pledged $10 million to America Coming Together and $2.5 million to MoveOn.org -- both anti-Bush organizations.
Notified by Last of the Famous ...




LOOK AT THIS ASSOCIATED DEAN GRAPH

The Damfacratic coverage must be getting "filtered."

Monday, December 22, 2003

BLOGGERS RESPOND TO NORTH KOREAN FLASH QUERY

Damfacrats posted a powerful and bizarre flash from North Korea.

Damfa asked a couple bloggers who discuss feminist issues (and lots of other way cool stuff) to comment. They were kind enough to do so. Despite its threatening origin, neither blogger seemed the least bit threatened by the flash, but we'll allow Naked Furniture and Kamikaze Kumquat to explain.

CLARK PEOPLE HAMMER THE HAMMER

Clark Campaign Strategist Reid Cherlin responded to Tom 'Chicken-hawk' Delay's latest cowardly comments, "The closest to real combat that Tom 'Chicken-Hawk' Delay has ever come was when he got himself a student deferment from Vietnam and instead suited up in his exterminator outfit and defended the people of Texas against invading cockroaches, marauding red ants and hostile moths. ...

Just to remind people of the Chicken-hawk's views on military service, here is what he has said about his lack of military experience, in an excerpt from the/ Houston Press/:

"He and Quayle, DeLay explained to the assembled media in New Orleans, were victims of an unusual phenomenon back in the days of the undeclared Southeast Asian war. 'So many minority youths had volunteered for the well-paying military positions to escape poverty and the ghetto that there was literally no room for patriotic folks like himself.' Satisfied with the pronouncement, which dumbfounded more than a few of his listeners who had lived the sixties, DeLay marched off to the convention." [/Houston Press/, 1/7/99]

ANCIENT ART

Incoming Signals posted the first photograph and the oldest sculpture. Many others posted this ghost.

COPYCAT

A visit to Busy Busy Busy encourages one to try his or her hand at a Shorter William Safire:
Killing lots of innocent people in the Middle East helps America befriend tyrants who were already desperate for international legitimacy after helping to kill 35 Syracuse University students, so vote Petrolican.
Taking control of Libya's WMD and some centrifuges is certainly a great accomplishment. That is no reason to ignore things like this:
American oil companies own joint-venture concessions in the Libyan oil fields, but sanctions have blocked them from developing those fields. Oil experts say their Libyan state partners are now operating the fields, but at levels far below their potential.

"With U.S. investment, Libya can become a world class oil producer," oil industry consultant Peter Gignoux told The Associated Press. The American companies "hold the best concessions and they have got very good technology."

PEACE IN 04

Another heavy message from uggabugga about the creepy tone of the upcoming election. Click the wav, it's eerie.

THE SKY IS FALLING

Dwight Meredith at Wampum wrote a truly magnificent piece on Newsweek's cover story, 'Lawsuit Hell" Newsweek claims our legal system makes reasonable people refrain from hugging.

Meredith points out that "the total of all medical malpractice judgments and settlements is a little over $4 billion per year" and notes a federal law that immunizes non-profit volunteers from personal liability. The baseball coach might have to attend a deposition but his assets are safe.

Damfacrats are notoriously opposed to the tort reform fabrications and we thank Atrios for linking to the Wampum post.

Sunday, December 21, 2003

TO JOE LIEBERMAN PART VI

Today Damfacrats learned that you climbed onto Santa's lap and asked for help in the primaries. Literally.

PHIL LESH BASS FOR SALE

A bargain at $3500. From Information Junk. This bass should be played in the Kelp forests.

LIMBO CUTS OH REALLY

From World O' Crap, Limbo says: "The thing to do with guys like O'Reilly is to just ignore them."

GRASSROOTS FIRE

The Petrolican answer to Move On. They will lose if this video is the best they can do.

CLARK DOWN FOR A RUMBLE

Raven said Clark looked good on This Week and sent us this:
DERRY, N.H. - Moments after praising his opponents in the Democratic presidential race as worthy running mates, Wesley Clark said, in no uncertain terms, how he would respond if they or anyone else criticized his patriotism or military record.

"I'll beat the shit out of them," Clark told a questioner as he walked through the crowd after a town hall meeting Saturday. "I hope that's not on television," he added.

It was, live, on C-SPAN.

The campaign's traveling press secretary, Jamal Simmons, was with Clark at the time, and said he heard Clark's answer but not the question. He called it "an unscripted comment from a blunt-spoken leader."

"If anyone tries to question Wes Clark's character, integrity or his commitment to this country or its security, they're going to be in the biggest fight they've ever had," Simmons said.

DUCT TAPE AND PLASTIC

What the hell has Tom Ridge got to smile about during this announcement?

Damfacrat prediction: the feds will soon "prevent" an attack by planting something on suspect Arabs. Don't have the heart to say it.

WOLF BLITZKRIEG

In watching John Kerry artfully slap Wolf Blitzer around in the Pre-Homeland-Panic interview on CNN today, it's inconceivable that people could claim CNN has a liberal slant.

PETROLICANS

A Google search shows only one other result besides us. This article with a cache index to the picture below.


ACTUAL SUCCESS

Mr. Unelectable at the top of the charts.

BEST AD SO FAR

Maybe it's the music. #59 - "Imagine"

Raven's choice: "Polygraph"

THE PROGRESSIVE
Dr. Damfa - from August 21st.

At his July 30, 2003 Press Conference, only his 9th since taking office, George W. Bush mentioned "progress" 10 times. (Makin' progress ...)

Saturday, December 20, 2003

BIG BROTHER TV
Raven

Backlash from media execs over Pentagon's outrageous plan to control the sights and sounds from Baghdad.

GOOD NEWS IS NEW NEWS

It is debatable how proud Bush should be that Gadhafi wants to cozy up to America but it is really not recent news. Rove likes to take old, seemingly good news and pretend it is new, at the time when it can have the most propaganda impact.
Gadhafi initiated the talks and the subsequent onsite inspections in March after he agreed to settle the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am jetliner over Lockerbie, Scotland, with cash payments and an admission of complicity. His overture for talks came days before the United States and Britain invaded Iraq

TO JOE LIEBERMAN PART V

Damfacrats learned from Roger Ailes that you publicly defended the corrupt Republican governor of your state. You and Zell Miller have become indistinguishable, except that you currently seem more revolting.

Lieberman ... declined to join other state Democratic leaders who have called upon the governor to step aside temporarily or resign.

Lieberman, who has enjoyed a friendly relationship with the Republican governor, who once contributed to his senatorial re-election campaign, said Tuesday that he didn't know very much about the controversy spurred by Rowland's admission that he lied about who paid for improvements to his private cottage on a Litchfield lake. ...

Andy Sauer, the director of the 6,000-member Common Cause chapter here, said Lieberman's remarks "amazed" him, because the watchdog group has alleged that Rowland broke "two state ethics laws,'' one prohibiting state officials from using their offices for financial gain and another prohibiting them from accepting gifts from state contractors.

JUDGE BLASTS MIAMI LAW ENFORCEMENT

The behavior of the Miami cops during the globalization protests was appalling. A judge had some things to say, probably over-the-line given his imparital role, but nice and truthful:

A judge presiding over the cases of free trade protesters said in court that he saw ''no less than 20 felonies committed by police officers'' during the November demonstrations, adding to a chorus of complaints about police conduct.

Judge Richard Margolius, 60, made the remarks in open court last week, saying he was taken aback by what he witnessed while attending the protests.

''Pretty disgraceful what I saw with my own eyes. And I have always supported the police during my entire career,'' he said, according to a court transcript. ``This was a real eye-opener. A disgrace for the community.''

In the transcript, he also said he may have to remove himself from any additional cases involving arrests made during the Free Trade Area of the Americas summit.

''I probably would have been arrested myself if it had not been for a police officer who recognized me,'' said the judge, who wears his hair in a graying ponytail.
From Talk Left.

BLAZE OF GLORY

Howard Dean's bid for the presidency might go down like a lead zeppelin but it sure will be glorious to watch. Such truth in what he says sometimes and, might we point out, Wes Clark is no beltway politician, no matter who endorses him.
Saying "the soul of the Democratic Party is at stake," he added: "The Washington Democrats fell meekly into line" with President Bush and "failed to ask the tough questions" last fall during the run-up to the war.
Then again, there are times likes these where nobody knows what the hell he is talking about, or why.

Also found I Love Karl Rove at the Willis blog.

AMERICAN SON

A new Wes Clark megamessage. It's 18 minutes so it takes a little download patience, even with broadband. We think it pushes many of the correct voter buttons but perhaps not in the correct sequence. Not a word necessary about specific issues or "George W.ho?"

Damfacrats could express ten or twenty criticisms and cynical dissections but we're too geeked on Clark. Endorsing this guy is an honor. (Gert was way hot back in the day ...)

This very truthful writing about Iraq was also found thanks to Josh Marshall at TPM, who has been flawlessly excellent for days.

Friday, December 19, 2003

SICK!!!!!!!!!

Raven had a one-word and several-exclamation-point review of the collection of "Bush in 30 seconds" ad entries.

It seems like MoveOn.org is having a variety of difficulties stemming from sheer volume of interest and there is a registration process, and it says you can only view 20 a day but make sure you pole vault your way in there as soon and as often as possible.

Damfacrats love them all, of course, but we will be posting some of our favorites. So far, it looks like anything with little kids or old folks = New President Time.

Also from Raven, "Kerry campaign chick blows it" and "keep it simple stupid."

DUBYA AUDIO WAVS

The Damfacrats are first on the google list.

"George W. Bush audio," in quotes, puts the Damfacrats at 19.

GOP SHEEPLE

GOP Sheeple has the Saddam and Rumsfeld Shaking Hands video. Really good writing at this blog. It also had this:
The [9th Circuit] ruled 2-1 that prosecuting medical marijuana smokers under federal law is unconstitutional if the pot being consumed isn't sold, transported across state lines or used for non-medicinal purposes.

Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Nevada, Oregon and Washington state have laws similar to California. Federal agents have raided and shut down several medical marijuana growing clubs in California.

THE O'REILLY FACTOR-Y OF LIES

Given Bill O'Reilly's choice to call Matt Drudge a "threat to Democracy," and the recent affirmation of Fair Use, the Damfacrats are reposting a few things.

Audio wav - The Spit Stops Here - Clip - 227K - 10 sec. wav file

Audio - Bill O'Reilly explains to an email-er why he can't be troubled with visiting Camp Pendleton but offers such a wonderful consolation shill. - Clip - 141K - :13

Audio - a 1MB 2:00 clip of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (of the Conan O'Brien Show) being interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR. Triumph begins to react to the interview just like Bill O'Reilly did when Terry interviewed him, as you can hear at this place. Meanwhile, the Damfacratic take on the O'Reilly interview can be heard in "Biased Air," (1.7 MB 1:00) which was promulgated the day after it took place.

Thursday, December 18, 2003

IN CASE YOU DIDN'T ALREADY SEE
Catman

Caught this good Clark on the page at that Madonna link.
The retired Army four-star general also said that if Bush questions the patriotism and national security credentials of Democrats in the coming campaign, he would not hesitate to match his record against the president's.

"I'll put my 34 years of defending the United States of America, and the results that I and my teammates in the United States armed forces achieved, against his three years of failed policies any day," said Clark, who was NATO supreme commander during the 1999 air campaign in Kosovo.

He added, "We've got a president who will go halfway around the world for a photo opportunity but won't go halfway across town for a funeral for an American serviceman.

"I've been to those funerals. I've comforted families. ... I don't think you can make good policy at the top if you don't understand the impact at the bottom of your organization."

YOU'VE PROBABLY SEEN THIS CRAP BY NOW
Raven

Some more action figures, complete with a "Captured Saddam."

Lisa Konrad

DEAN-O-PHOBE

It is with the utmost pleasure that Damfacrats can link to a blog by a New Republic writer that is singularly devoted to Protection from Dean. We don't agree with all of it (and NO, TNR is not a Lieberman-machine) but we're glad someone is trying hard to save us from the political disaster Democrats are about to instigate.

STUN GUNS

In Cincinnati, Ohio.

TEE BALL

-----Reposted for latest knee hype------ "A wrench was thrown in the president's exercise routine when he tore a muscle in his calf early this year. He has been jogging in a pool since." - L.A. Times

Click on the Pic for Damfaudio - 1.1 MB - 55 sec.

- Damfa, "Bush Update," September 24.

Damfaudio Bush gave an interview with Brit Hume on Sunday, which was broadcast on Monday evening.

What a pity party. Poor ole' "little ole me," he said, sniffling about how people said mean things about his Dad and about his torn "little meniscus." He said he likes to "put a little float(ie) on and run" in the pool.






WAY OUT THERE

A flash animation from North Korea. Damfacrats are curious about how feminist bloggers would react. This is like nothing we have ever witnessed and we have to approve.

Ever wonder if America represses sexual behavior because there's not enough buying involved?

LATEST ATTA-SADDAM LINK BASED ON PHONY DOCUMENT

As Tbogg puts it, "nutted by reality."

UPDATE: Toronto Star has different documents "linking" AQ with Iraq. Maybe this time it's real.

WHO WILL HELP ME LOOT THE WORLD?

More good stuff from Take Back the Media Radio and some open Damfacratic comments about it at Blah3.

Henny Penny (one of many good moments) - audio wav - 338K - 31 sec.

Wednesday, December 17, 2003

PANDAGON PRAISE FOR SAFIRE

Sometimes it is hard to tell if Pandagon is being serious or what.

Damfacrats were surprised Pandagon seemed to fall for this William Safire government corruption excuse-maker piece.

Safire might appear to be criticizing the adminsitration for being secretive about Enron/energy/Cheney monkey business. Damfacrats aren't buying it.

He is actually saying: "don't hide something small because it will make people erroneously believe you have something large to hide." Cheney is fighting disclosure because it will be a great big juicy scandal if he does not.

So anyway, the Safire op-ed is the "most sensible piece" of Cheney-shielding crap Damfacrats have read "in a while." Classic "pretend to care about American freedom" junk.

DISCLOSURE UPDATE: Yeah we changed this because we were initially too harsh on Pandagon.

OH DUH UPDATE: Pandagon saw this post, posted a comment, and it looks like the joke is on the Damfacrats. Sorry, Jesse.

THE DIFFERENCE

That Diane Sawyer isn't half bad. Got it from Liberal Oasis, in a post on this one should really read. Shrubya is not even a competent liar.
SAWYER: But stated as a hard fact, that there were weapons of mass destruction, as opposed to the possibility that he could move to acquire those weapons still --

BUSH: So what's the difference?
Credit: Picked up the "Shrubya" habit over at Old Fashioned Patriot.

KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN

From Kos, we learn that the head of the 9/11 investigations is ready to blow the whistle. So much for Condi's "no forseeability" defense.

MADONNA, OKLAHOMA, FOR WES CLARK

One hour with the General and she's all his. Michael Moore introduced them.

A poll in Oklahoma: Wes - 34, Howie - 21, Pathetic Nobody (joe) - 11

QUOTE OF THE DAY

At Altercation:
Quote of the Day: "Lots of people did not want to join the resistance because they did not want to be called Saddam supporters. But now all the people who oppose the Americans will join." That's from Ibrahim Mutlak, director of police patrols for Salahadin Province, where Mr. Hussein's hometown, Tikrit, is located.

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

MODERN DRUNKARD

For certain Damfacrats ... you know who you are ...

Another reason for its success may be that the Modern Drunkard may have a more forgiving audience than most publications.

"Mistakes are made in every issue, but our readers accept that, because they know we're drunks," Rich said.
Got it off The Obscure Store.

BARELY RELATED: From Parking Lot, this link to the new Canadian Prime Minister with an entity known as Flat Mark.

TRANSCRIPTS TO DAMFAUDIO
(Reposted in support of inclination towards radical break from established politicians and the media-whore machine)

-Click pics for Damfaudio-

The Faithful
Posted on or about September 25


The LaRouchians turned out in force for the Democratic Presidential Candidates' Debate, aired on Fox. Unintelligible clips omitted.

Joe Lieberman: "...trusted by both parties-"
LaRouche Faithful #1: "Where's LaRouche? These debates are illegitimate. Where's LaRouche?"

JL: "...trusted by both parties."
LF #1: "Where's LaRouche? These debates are illegitimate. Where's LaRouche?"

Bob Graham: "... the weaponry-"
LF #3: "This debate is not legitimate. The real problem is Dick Cheney!""

Joe Lieberman: "...trusted by both parties-"
LF #1: "Where's LaRouche? These debates are illegitimate. Where's LaRouche?"

Damfaudio - The FaithfulJohn Kerry: "...behind _____ -"
LF #4: "This debate is illegitimate without LaRouche. Impeach Cheney! LaRouche for President!"

JL: "... fiscal responsibility-"
LF #5: "Where's LaRouche? He's running for President. Why isn't he invited into the debate?"


A Free Society
Posted September 28.

Damfaudio - A Free Society C-SPAN covered Deputy Sec. of Defense Paul Wolfowitz's appearance in NYC, where he was interviewed by Jeffrey Goldberg in front of a live audience. It was the worst heckling of which Damfacrats are aware and not all of it was for Lyndon L.

Audience members had to be dragged out of the theater and Wolfowitz was causing outright laughter with the malevolent absurdity of his statements. Damfacrats captured about 5% of the remarks and do not allege their truth.

JG: "Sir, thank you."
Irate Audience Member #1: "The question is: Are you going to plan another terrorist attack-"
JG: "Thanks"
IAM #1: "-to solidify your control of the country?"
JG: "Sir, thank you. Could we have a question?"
IAM #1: "That's the question."

Paul Wolfowitz: "And that's known as Neo-Conservatism." (x2) "Roughly 50 million Afghans and Iraqis are finally able to speak this way (laughter) without having their c***s -tongues - cut out."
IAM #2: "It's all lies!" "They're all lies!" (x2) (unintelligible)

PW:"It's a murky world where people try to hide these things." "They need to be eradicated." "It's a murky world where people try to hide these things."

JG: "You are widely considered to be the-"
IAM #3: "He's a war criminal! Does anybody owe for 9-11?"
PW: "Keep going we'll try to ________ continue."

Wesley Clark: "Fight for oil." (x3)

PW: "It is important that -"
IAM #4: "Sieg Heil you Nazi son-of-a-b****! You should be tried for treason! Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil! You - you murderer! F*** you, you Nazi motherf*****!"

IAM #5: "Uranium is killing the world!"

IAM #6: "We live in a free society and we're gonna continue livin' in a free society."




TO JOE LIEBERMAN PART IV

Today you said that Dr. Dean has become "Dr. No." You actually think that is clever. It is not and you are a pathetic nobody.

PRISON PLANET

UPDATE: Upon further consideration and the prompting of a kind commentator, the Damfacrats have changed this post and decided to avoid alienating people by crediting an iffy website. It is done.

We'll still link here: Prison Planet. So, lock yourself down because the gov'ment spooks will probably be checking you out when you go there.

PRESIDENT BARTLET ON WALLY WORLD

Always Get a Receipt!
There is a simple solution to these problems. The California Secretary of State has ordered that these new computerized voting machines print out a paper copy of your vote for your approval before the vote is registered. These printouts would then be saved in case the machines malfunction or there is any question as to whether or not they have been tampered with.

BOB GRAHAM, OCT. 2002: 'NOT BUYIN IT'

Here's confirmation that Senators were "disinformed" about Iraq WMD just prior to the vote last October. Good ole' Bob Graham didn't vote 'Yes' so it looks like he wasn't fooled. It would be nice to find out who did the shaping, shading and exagerating but - not likely:
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said Monday the Bush administration last year told him and other senators that Iraq not only had weapons of mass destruction, but they had the means to deliver them to East Coast cities. ...

Nelson said the senators were told Iraq had both biological and chemical weapons, notably anthrax, and it could deliver them to cities along the Eastern seaboard via unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones. ...

Nelson wouldn't say what the original source of the intelligence was, but said it contradicted other intelligence reports senators had received.

ADMISSION

Is this an admission that chasing Saddam was a distraction from the real War on Terrah and a Bait and Switch?
"Saddam is no longer a problem now, so bin Laden is the focus," U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad said. The capture of Hussein "shows that with determination and good work it can happen," he added.

BROKEN RECORD (SHORTER GEORGE W.)

Audio - Plastic Turkey PollyAnna/Fear Conference - 1.5MB wav - 1:14

TOTAL CONSCIOUSNESS

Weasels Ripped My FleshFrank Zappa's album cover was apparently inspired by this magazine cover. From Incoming Signals, who gets published on msnbc.com (!) writing about the BIG movie and invokes a key quote from quite another type of film.








DAMFACRATS ARE ANTI-DEATH PENALTY

A list of final meals that Texas pulled from its website, at How Appealing, which is humbling in it's legitimacy.

Monday, December 15, 2003

BANNED IN THE USA

Thanks to Naked Furniture for directing us to this aggressive commentary on Karl Rove's prior restraint and media blackout of Clark v. Badguy over at the Hague. This was posted on the 4th. Sure took the NY Times a while (as far as we know). Mary calls it the "censor whammy."

DIDN'T MEAN TO DISS [SIC]
Raven

December 13, 2003 -- THE Times got another big-time snub from President Bush yesterday - just a few hours after its Washington Bureau Chief, Philip Taubman, boasted on C-SPAN that more than 100 copies of the "well-read" newspaper are delivered daily to the White House.

"I don't read those editorials," Bush told a reporter who asked a question specifically about a Times editorial that ran yesterday. "Maybe you ought to ask the question not in that context but in another context."

At the end of the session, Bush said more diplomatically, "I didn't mean to diss the New York Times editorial page, but I just didn't - I'm not reading it a lot these days."

He quickly added: "Or anybody else's for that matter."

ILLEGAL WAR
Catman

This leak," Daniel Ellsberg replied, "is more timely and potentially more important than the Pentagon Papers." The exposure of the memo, he said, had the potential to block the invasion of Iraq before it began: "Truth-telling like this can stop a war."

Katharine Gun's truth-telling did not stop the war on Iraq, but it did make a difference. Some analysts cite the uproar from the leaked memo as a key factor in the U.S.-British failure to get Security Council approval of a pro-war resolution before the invasion began in late March.

TO JOE LIEBERMAN PART III

Howard Dean told the truth when he said that nabbing Saddam will not make America safer. Your response is truly nauseating and proves that you are projecting your own mindset, in regard to the election, onto someone else:
A forceful proponent of the war, Sen. Joe Lieberman, said Dean is in a "spider hole of denial,'" a reference to Saddam's ignominious hideout and Dean's assessment of the capture's impact.
UPDATE: Thanks to O. Willis, who also alerted us to the end of the Dean/Clark daydream.

COMMONWEALTH OF BLOGOSPHERE STATES

Someone made a cool map of warbloggers. Reynoldssia. Boggaria. Vizbangius. Linked from The Map Room and anil dash.

Healing Iraq got two spots on the map, probably an error. Atrios is down on the CaSpoons Sea.

UPDATE: The Commissar stopped by and pointed us to the latest version of the map. Look for the link to a map of bloggers in Iraq.

LIKE NEDRA

Nedra Pickler said she enjoys writing for the AP but declined to comment on recent concerns that she is an overtly biased Petrolican hack.
President Bush scored a major political victory with the capture of Saddam Hussein, but it won't give him a break from Democratic rivals who continue to argue that he mishandled the war in Iraq.

UNELECTABLE.COM

Somone has turned the unelectable google bomb into a shadow web address?

TO JOE LIEBERMAN PART II

The Damfacrats don't like you.
With all respect, this is narrowed down to a choice between Howard Dean and me.
With all respect, that is completely full of crap and you have no chance.

You said "hallelujah and praise the lord" and then you demanded the execution of Saddam. You called for death several times. It's understandable that you feel that way but it's unseemly and barbaric to talk about it.

The idea that you are the tough guy among candidates is laughable.

The insurance companies are all in Connecticut. The corporations are all in Delaware. Is that why Meet the Press likes you and Joe Byden so much?

You are proof that a politician's personality, over issues, is what gets votes. Yours is almost bad enough to make President Bush look electable.

Sunday, December 14, 2003

CONTINUING THE JERRY G INFLUENCE

Bill Schnieder (sp?) on CNN Headline News gave his little report and it almost looked like CNN was going to admit to all the assistance the US gave to Saddam over the years.

In the end, he excused/ignored everybody for everything and praised the Bush administration for recognizing that "the lesser of two evils is still evil." Now, where have we heard this one before?



TO JOE LIEBERMAN

You are a disgrace to the Democratic Party. Fuck you.

"If Howard Dean had his way, Saddam Hussein would be in power today, not in prison."

IDIOTIC QUESTION

Instant Audio - CNN "anchor" to Al Sharpton. - 86K audio wav - :08

MORE PEACE OR CUE FOR CIVIL WAR?

Damfacrats are still gethering thoughts and ideas on the capture. It must be a good thing, at least in the immediate sense, unless it reassures the power-grabbers, who might step up to civil war. It's great for troop morale and they deserve lots of credit, unlike the PT, who did nothing, as usual.

Its no surprise Saddam is non-cooperative, despite the media's attempt to act as if there was a chance he would tell us anything helpful. Look for Dem candidates' statements to be compared with Saddam's for "traitorous" similarities.

UPDATE: Now the word is that he is talking and cooperative. Hmmmm...one never knows what to believe.

DOPPLEGANGER

Damfacrats linked to Oliver Willis' Dean/Clark ad prototype. Someone saw Damfacratic comments over there and sent us the one below. Pretty cool what you can do in 20 minutes:


BUSTED!

Just in time for Christmas?

DO YOU LIKE ... STUFF?

Times are bad when it's hard to distinguish the President from Ralph Wiggum.

WESLEY CLARK IS A SERIOUS MAN

Can anyone even conceive of Bush doing this?

Mr. Milosevic, whose trial began in February 2002, is facing 66 charges, including genocide, stemming from his role in those wars, which left more than 200,000 people dead, destroyed villages and towns, and drove more than a million people from their homes. General Clark will be a witness for the prosecution. ...

General Clark faces direct cross-examination by Mr. Milosevic, who conducts his own defense and usually demands as much time to question a witness as the prosecution. Frequently, he is given more time.
Of course, Karl Rove can't bypass the chance for some prior restraint:
the Bush administration has demanded the right to edit videotapes and transcripts of the sessions before they are made public. ...

Closed sessions are routinely held at the United Nations tribunal that deals with Balkan war crimes, but usually to protect witnesses's safety. The conditions of General Clark's appearance are new. ...

Among the 280 witnesses who have already testified at the trial, there have been many high-profile witnesses and many senior military officers from other nations. Only France is known to have insisted that its top military officers testify behind closed doors.

UPSTATE

In the house:
Rochester has the fourth-best "knowledge-based economy" in the world.

So says Robert Huggins Associates, a think tank based in the United Kingdom that ranked 125 regions for its 2003-04 World Knowledge Competitiveness Index.

The report defines a knowledge economy as "the capacity and capability to create and innovate new ideas, thoughts, processes and products, and to translate these into economic value and wealth."

Rochester beat out better-known regions such as Seattle; Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; Tokyo; London; Hong Kong; and Ontario, Canada. ...

... The Huggins index ranked Rochester first in the world for patents per capita, first in instrumentation and electrical engineering employment per 1,000 inhabitants, fourth in expenditures on primary and secondary education, 15th in labor productivity and 18th in gross domestic product per capita.

Saturday, December 13, 2003

SECRET ANTI-DEAN DEMOCRAT GROUP DRAWING FIRE

They are pretty extreme. More rabid than even a Damfacrat. Thanks to Southpaw for linking to the movie and drawing a line in the feces. We won't cross it. America, the unelectable head of the vast right wing conspiracy has no foreign policy experience either.

BANNED IN CALIFORNIA

Here's a link to the anti-Bush image that was called "hate speech" (Stranger's Law kicking in) and yanked from the exhibit. Thanks to Buzzflash, as always.

SOUL POWER

This is not a fake article:

US Secretary of State Colin Powell has named James Brown, the so-called "Godfather of Soul," to a new and unusual, but apparently fictitious, senior diplomatic position, the State Department said.

Spokesman Richard Boucher confirmed Monday that Powell had indeed appointed Brown to be the first US "secretary of soul and foreign minister of funk" but said the job description for the post had not yet been drawn up.
From Drikoland where, Jesterstar, you can create your own South Park character.

STRANGER'S LAW

American Stranger has a song called "True" that reminds Damfacrats of some gritty Zappa ... and WTF if you never heard it before, Dr. Damfa plays all the instruments except the sampled loop on this 1998 Homicide Damfaudio, "Junior Bunk." - 1.72MB audio wav file - 2:44 -

"We cannot intimidate Junior anymore."

POETS DIE FIRST

We wonder about bloggers. Thanks to Cup of Chica.

ASTRO PICS

Dot com. Fuck politics.

TECH POLICE

The good kind. Linked from Boing Boing.

LET IT SNOW

Special flash for Al Gore.

At Beautiful Stuff.

TURN ON THE SUN

A European company discovered a way to make solar cells that will generate electricity twenty times cheaper than today's solar panels.
Over a typical 20-year life span of a solar cell, a single produced watt should cost as little as $0.20, compared with the current $4.

The new solar cells would even be able to compete with electricity generated by burning fossil fuels such as oil and gas, which costs about $0.40 per watt, said Salvo Coffa, who heads ST's research group that is developing the technology.

"This would revolutionize the field of solar energy generation," he said.
From Quasimeta.

Friday, December 12, 2003

UGGABUGGA JOINS GRIM DAMFACRATIC PREDICTION

Damfacrats have been saying, since August, that if the General wins the nomination, he may have to dodge a bullet. Today, uggabugga predicted an act of violence against any Dem candidate, thanks to the horrific rhetoric being promulgated by Limbo and the like. These are frightening times.

Catman notes more scariness.

THE BIG PHARMA PR MACHINE
Raven

Pill-popper seeks Dole's help.

BIG PICTURE

The formidable Incoming Signals put up new posts, including The Picture of Everything. Don't get lost but don't deprive yourself.

It's always worth clicking on the folks credited. For example, Information Junk gets you to a close-up look at a brand new Alembic and 50 photos of Hummers getting flipped off.

Thursday, December 11, 2003

CHARLIE RANGEL MAKES IT OFFICIAL

Damfaudio Rerun Supplement - "Rangelizin" - 500K audio wav file - 1:06

"What I did hear was, that Dean and Gore told the cabbie to 'take us to Harvard,' and he dropped them off in Harlem instead," Rangel said.

Clark refused to be drawn into discussions about Dean and his lead over the eight other candidates, preferring to stick to "what's wrong with George Bush and his policies."

He accused the president of supporting a policy of "perpetual war," and proclaimed himself "the person to face down the commander in chief."

Rangel agreed, saying: "In times of war, we need a warrior."

DEAN STAFF CAUGHT HIGHSTEPPING EARLY

Instant Audio - (Reposted) -

Howard Dean: "I never said Saddam was a danger to the United States, ever."

Chopblox News Channel: audio wav file - 110K

Reality:
Q. But Iraq now says, over the weekend, that it will not accept tougher rules for inspection. Doesn't that make the case now for the administration?

GOV. HOWARD DEAN, D-VT: Not quite yet. There's no question that Saddam Hussein is a threat to the United States and to our allies. The question is, is he an immediate threat? The president has not yet made the case for that.
Bonus Oh Really - audio wav - 125K
Double dose: - audio wav - 202K

LOOKS PRETTY GOOD

Check out the could-be ad posted by Oliver Willis.

TOM RIDGE: UNLIKELY HERO OR BAIT BLUFF?

The Homeland Panic Button is suggesting that illegal aliens may need to be granted legal status. If this is sincere, he may have just lit the fire under that far-right (Newt Gingrich not Patty-Patty Buch-Buch) candidate who can draw votes from the PT.

Savage says that 250,000 people went to his website poll and warned against such a policy.

Then again, it could be a bluff, just to keep the fires of xenophobia fully stoked. The administration likes to appease the wingnuts by proposing policies it knows won't fly. This is kind of a reverse version of that, to let them know they "still count" when their outrage has an "influence."

As far as race-baiting goes, Damfacrats have noticed that it has been peaking lately. Last night, Faux had one of its short news breaks before Oh Really at 11, featuring only three stories:

1. 12-year-old black kid who killed 6-year-old gets new trial from another "whacko" judge.

2. Two African-American men kill a clerk during a convenience store robbery.

3. Bobby Brown hits Whitney Houston.

MORE REALITY FROM THE POLITICAL FRONT LINES
Liza

I like Dean as much as anyone, the war sucks, the economy sucks, but the question is, as Raven has been alluding to, are the rest of the people in this country on board with Dean and this way of thinking?

Sad to say, I'm not sure, you have a lot of people out there like my boss, who wave the "W" flag no matter what.

For example: "U.S. soldiers killed in attack today." Response by people like this: "Oh well, we just need to bomb the shit out of those sand n-----s even harder."

Sad to say, this is reality.

MORE HALLIBURTON GOUGING

"Routine audits by the Defense Contract Audit Agency uncovered the problems."

They say a possible overcharge of $61 million for gasoline went to a subcontractor, who isn't named and the article mentions the attempted gouging by Cheney subsidiary Kellogg, Brown & Root, who, aside from having many other fingers in the pie, catered the turkey for the Plastic One:
The Pentagon officials said the Halliburton subsidiary involved in Iraq reconstruction work, Kellogg, Brown & Root, also submitted a proposal for cafeteria services that was $67 million too high. The officials said the Pentagon rejected that proposal.

The defense officials said they had no reason to believe the problems were anything other than "stupid mistakes" by Halliburton.

MORE GARCIA MIXED WITH POLITICS

Countdown had the GQ editor on, whose daughter apparently said to her: "If Jerry Garcia was still alive then Howard Dean wouldn't even be running." We'll think about what that means but no one else will.

In related Fringe for America news, Raven returns to the nest with this article and an unforgiving comment: "What a tool this guy is - who are these people kidding? Who likes this guy?"

Clearly, Damfacrats like Dennis, but, yeah, talk about a selfish sideshow - even his date lives with her boyfriend. Sorry little buddy, gotta do some culling.

MORE GOOGLE SHOCK AND AWE

Picked it up at Eschaton: unelectable.

In terms of the primary, most bloggers seem to be either:

a) posting things that encourage folks to be nice to all the candidates (with an exception for Lieberman ... and Kerry... and Edwards ... and Gephart) or

b) posting big-eyed abstract things to convince people that Dean's appeal is infinite.

Damfacrats figure that our Dean unelecta-bullying just alienates people so, we should probably conform at some point soon. We're just not sure when.

DEAN STAFF CAUGHT HIGHSTEPPING EARLY

Instant Audio

Howard Dean: "I never said Saddam was a danger to the United States, ever."

Chopblox News Channel: audio wav file - 110K

Reality:
Q. But Iraq now says, over the weekend, that it will not accept tougher rules for inspection. Doesn't that make the case now for the administration?

GOV. HOWARD DEAN, D-VT: Not quite yet. There's no question that Saddam Hussein is a threat to the United States and to our allies. The question is, is he an immediate threat? The president has not yet made the case for that.
Bonus Oh Really - audio wav - 125K
Double dose: - audio wav - 202K

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

KEEN ON DEAN
Catman

From the N.Y. Daily News:

Senior Bush political managers have been ordered to curb their cockiness but many of them privately say President Bush has drawn the opponent of his dreams in Dean - a left-leaning Democrat they contend can be tarred as a latter-day George McGovern.

"The best thing Bush has going for him is that Dean is a weak Michael Dukakis," a key Bush official told the Daily News. "Dukakis won 10 states. Unless things turn very bad for Bush, I don't see Dean winning more than five." ***

A second prominent campaign adviser echoed: "We are extraordinarily happy today."***

As early as last August, Bush political aides were silently cheering on Dean's candidacy from the sidelines.

"We can't say this publicly," one aide said then, "but we love that Dean's coming on. Never in a million years did we think there was a chance we'd get Dean."

ANOTHER GOOD AD ENTRY

That BushOutTV is good stuff. Here's another thing someone made for that thing.

DRIVIN' THAT TRAIN

Just now, on Savage's radio show, he was talking about illegal drugs ruining America (etc) and he came back from commercials by playing "Casey Jones." He said "is the whole country on drugs? I've got a lot of Deadheads listening to this show. The whole country...everyone's a Deadhead in this country." Damfacrats wish it was true, Mr. Weiner, we surely do.

UPDATE: He just said "one friend of mine went so far down the road on drugs that he actually never came back. He actually went so far .... he actually became a lawyer."

TPM SAYS GORE ENDORSEMENT HELPS CLARK

This makes sense, relative to the other candidates.

We know it is bad form to criticize the heroic bloggers like Josh Marshall but his middling views on the primaries are becoming tiresome.

In this post, he goes so far as to suggest that Lieberman probably doesn't have a chance, yet includes him among the top five. That's not exactly walking out onto the prediction limb.

To be fair, Josh states firmly that Edwards is out, which is reassuring, especially coming from a "could be, who knows" election writer.

So it's a two-man race Josh? Dean and Clark? Big newsflash to Damfacrats.

RELATED: uggabugga is down with ABB but would "love" to see Cheney "get grilled" by the General (that's right) and notices that NB-GE-C's Today Show never mentioned that Janklow is Republican when reporting on his conviction (you can count on Quiddity).

HALLIBURTON GOUGING USA

Halliburton gets $.26 of the $2.64/gallon for gasoline imported to Iraq.
The price of fuel sold in Iraq, set by the government, is 5 cents to 15 cents a gallon. The price is a political issue, and has not been raised to avoid another hardship for Iraqis.
What do you get?

DAMFACRATS: DOWN WITH ABB

Say it with pride.

Don't skip this one.

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

BOSSISM IS BAD

Says Al. Sharpton, not Gore. He is correct.

This old (1998) Homicide Damfaudio seems appropriate: "The Unbeliever."

Guitar: Burnin' Vernon Reid.

HEY, WHAT THE ...?

Someone cut and paste our Damfacratic remarks in the comments at Cincyblog to the forum at the Cincinnati Boycott site. Makes it look like we posted them there. That is way uncool.

Someone should have asked. We would have said "no." We don't know anything about a boycott. All we know is that Nathaniel Jones shouldn't be dead and it isn't his fault that he is.

Link to us - fine. Phonied up forum (?) - Be For Real.

EXCULPATORY EVIDENCE

You will not have seen any references to this story until now. Think what you want about the man but this document appears to be a "significant factor."

BILL KRISTOL OR NIC KRISTOFF?

Who do you trust less?

Here's Mr. PNAC, Quayle's ventriloquist, on why Dean can win We are fighting the urge to use sarcasm.

Now, here's Kristoff on December 6, explaining why the Dems are doomed.

Counterspin Central seems to go with Kristol, who, if he has anything nice to say about Democrats, is lying every single time. Is CC being sarcastic? We don't think so. This is getting confusing.

Can't - resist - must- use -sarcasm - Geez, maybe Bill Kristol is using reverse psychology because he thinks Dean can win: (Hmm let's see, they'll know I'm lying if I say Dean can win so I better say he can't but then they will be on to me so I had better say he can, so they think I'm lying, when I'm really telling the truth). That's it!

WE CAN RELATE

To this blogger's exasperation. Letter from the Mosquito Belt. We just can't articulate it so perfectly.

DRINKING A GLASS OF SOY SAUCE IS BAD

The Petrolicans would probably like it because it's a bold move. They love bold, robust and decisive stuff like that. Naked Furniture's link to animation: To the moooon!

LEAKED MEMO FROM CATMAN TO DR. DAMFA

Good efforts...

Cinci blog a great UP step in your doings...Keep it up, bud, you'll get more positive as well as neg. responses once your establishment takes greater place...

Gore/Dean support shocking and may be the end of all good hope (Clark), but it certainly has to do w/ the polls at this point in time. Who knows, maybe folks'll get smart and nip it in the bud! Gore/Tipper kinda sucks...no surprise these sub-level crats might ensure the Pubs' re-election.

I saw Hillary on Meet The Press last night and she was thoroughly impressive...(Gingrich was the R opposition, and looked like a stale TURKEY) ...she will be the one in 2008...the current poll (approx):

Dean: 18%
Gephardt: 15%
Clark: 15%

The Press Poll (If Hillary were running):

Dean: 13%
Clark: 10%
Gephardt: 10%

Hillary: 55%+..........?

KEEP TRACK OF THOSE CAMPAIGN ADS

At BushOutTV, they also have a cool entry in the MoveOn.org contest from GoGoGolem, which is another good site for freedom from reading. For example, Nosferatu portrays Donald Rumsfeld.

NEW TAKE BACK THE MEDIA RADIO

Highly fucking recommended audio.

WES CLARK IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

The Damfacrats endorse him. We aren't spending this evening fantasizing about who Howard Dean will pick for his cabinet.

IT'S A LONG WAY TO SOUTH CAROLINA

Some people might even think that Al Gore claimed to have invented Howard Dean, thanks to Republican media gremlins. This could create a disinclination to follow Al Gore's lead.

IF YOU WANT A DOCTOR OR A LAWYER

Elect a doctor or a lawyer. If you want someone who can bumrush the show, elect Wesley Clark.

FORCE

Only as a last resort, says Wesley Clark.







SKIING

Only at the best resort, says Howard Dean.


MOST DAMFACRATS ONLY KNOW ONE LANGUAGE

Y un poco Espanol malo. Wesley Clark speaks four.

NOT TOO SHORT TO BE PRESIDENT, SAY DAMFACRATS

Just makes the line at the entrance gate to the ride. Two inches shorter and Damfacrats would be hanging out at Dean Meetups.

WESLEY CLARK IS ARROGANT AND AMBITIOUS

Damfacrats and Americans like our Presidents that way. Our Four-Star Generals too.

'WWWIII'? NOT LIKELY

Wesley Clark once ordered somebody to block an airstrip so some Russian planes could not land. Damfacrats believe the term of art for the oft-quoted statement is triple-reverse irrelevant unduly prejudicial and inflammatory hearsay, to which no exception applies.

A DEMOCRAT

It's very poor manners to pester someone about a personal thing like voting for President. In 1972. Wesley Clark is a Democrat, haven't you heard about him yet?

WESLEY CLARK IS SQUEAKY CLEAN

He never smoked weed but he would let it be legal for a sick person to get well with it.

WE LIKE DOCTOR ZHIVAGO

What is Wesley Clark's favorite movie? When you have been married for 30+ years, you start to say "we," instead of "I," acknowledges Chris 'mouse-in-your-pocket' Matthews. Kind of like the Damfacrats.

Monday, December 08, 2003

PETROLICANS ARE TERRIFIED OF WESLEY CLARK

If Wesley Clark loses the nomination, at least he won't have to dodge a conspiracy bullet. He's already been shot fours times, of course. Dean probably drank four shots in a row, at one time or another.

WESLEY CLARK WOULD HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THIS WEBSITE

Or yours. Unless he wanted to have a civil debate about it. Wesley Clark has an open mind.

WESLEY CLARK WANTS TO TALK ABOUT SOMETHING IMPORTANT

When a man who was recently Supreme Allied Commmander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Europe wants to tell you something for free, you should listen.

ONE WORD, WHICH, CHRIS MATTHEWS, WESLEY CLARK IS SURE YOU'RE FAMILIAR WITH: POLITICS

Why did Stormin Norman and Hugh Shelton make vague, groundless, disloyal, cheap-shot, and "duh-famatory" remarks about Wesley Clark's retirement?

WESLEY CLARK HAS A "NORMAL" NAME

It matters. Ask Dick Gephardt.

WESLEY CLARK IS A PEACEFUL MAN

He has done what he had to do and he has killed. Everyone knows a veteran who has killed. We don't love them any less and they don't want to kill anyone again.

YOU WOULD FOLLOW WESLEY CLARK INTO BATTLE

You would. Others have.

VICE PRESIDENT ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH

Wesley Clark should, and probably will, do it if he's asked. It won't be enough to beat the post-9/11 Plastic Turkey.

WESLEY CLARK: YOU CAN KEEP YOUR AL GORE

Welsey Clark doesn't need Al Gore. He's got Bill and Hillary.

WESLEY CLARK DAMN WELL KNOWS HOW TO FIGHT

So don't tell us Dean is "the fighter." Wesley Clark just doesn't try to land the haymaker in the first round.

WESLEY CLARK LOOKS A LITTLE LIKE SPOCK

That comforts the Damfacrats. Logic.

WESLEY CLARK SHOULD BE THE PRESIDENT

He barely says "...uh..." at all. A man who does not blink.

WESLEY CLARK INTERVIEWED BY CHRIS MATTHEWS

Why does Chris Matthews dislike Wesley Clark so much? Maybe it's because Wesley Clark is willing to say that William Jefferson Clinton was one of the greatest Presidents ever. Chris Matthews dislikes William Jefferson Clinton and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton very much.

Maybe it's because Wesley Clark is one of the few people who Chris Matthews thinks is smarter than Chris Matthews. About that, Chris Matthews would be correct. Not so much, the "few" part.

WANKO JANKLO GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS

Son, you're goin up.

A DARK DAY FOR DEMS

Well, Atrios tipped us off -Albert Gore is going to endorse Howard Dean. Damfacrats can hear the Petrolicans celebrating all over this great land. Let's just hope that Dean, if this seals it for him, can pull a rabbit out of the hat. What a nightmare.

UPDATE: Josh Marshall at TPM offers some calming and accurate words, but, as usual, his main point is: who knows what will happen?

CINICINNATI BLOG LINKS TO DAMFACRATIC JONES COVERAGE

Cincy blog doesn't care much for the Damfacratic view on the police beating. Judging from the comments over there, not everyone agrees with him.

"OUT THE YIN"

Wally World wants to make voting receipts prohibitively expensive:

An e-mail found in a collection of files apparently stolen from Diebold Elections Systems' internal database recommends charging Maryland "out the yin-yang" should the state require Diebold to add paper printouts to the $73 million voting system it purchased.
The DU and the Damfacrats agree: Always Get a Receipt.

AHHH

The new Top Ten Idiots.



PLASTIC TURKEY UPDATE

At Buzzflash, we found a good cartoon in the Village Voice, and a report on post-feast illness.

Doctors say the troops quietly knew the turkey was plastic, but did not dare contradict their Commander in Chief's orders to "Have some Turkey."

"I knew I should have said something, but when the president speaks, a true patriot should never question it," says private first class Ryan Earhardt of Fort Wayne, Indiana, who also ate the largest portion of the mercury based paint covering the plastic bird.

Sunday, December 07, 2003

BULK BLOGGING

Blogger was down all afternoon, so we shall submit all our posts under this umbrella.

On This Week, George had Hillary Clinton on and read back some negative comments she made about the Plastic Turkey, particularly the idea that he is a radical. With all of George's experience in journalism, his brilliant question to the Senator was "Did you really say this?" Hillary's message is usually pitch-perfect for the masses, as is his her acquired upstate NY accent, which Damfacrats do not at all resent. Admission: she voted for the war and the Patriot Act.

Bush is All Hat and No "Cattle" (hear New Damfaudio below) and Wes Clark says he's "all bully and no pulpit." Nice.

The significance of this NY Times Article must not be overlooked. As we have said before, the US is learning why, all morals aside, Saddam was ruthless because it was the only way he could keep the so-called nation intact. Check out some quotes from US military leaders:
You have to understand the Arab mind," Capt. Todd Brown, a company commander with the Fourth Infantry Division, said as he stood outside the gates of Abu Hishma. "The only thing they understand is force - force, pride and saving face."

"With a heavy dose of fear and violence, and a lot of money for projects, I think we can convince these people that we are here to help them," Colonel Sassaman said.
Looking good, America.

Take Back the Media radio busted out some good slams this week, including the suggestion that Laura (the First Turkey) was home "basting cheetos" while the PT took his jerk-jaunt with Condi as mistress. On the other hand, while Don and Michael resist endorsing any candidate, they had some kind words about the General and discussed his heroics in the military: "that's a man," and "smartest one" with his "perfect retort" to the RNC fear ad.

The fastidious Nitpicker posted a link to this GOP TV horror show. Check it out and count the minority groups featured, if you can hold down your cookies. Also, this new video on "angry Democrats," from Oliver Willis.

Here's a great "tough love" article from the Democratic Underground. The writer promotes a lot of the Damfacratic ideals but is unwilling to accept the Damfadoctrine of negativizing Howard Dean before he wins the nomination. (By the way, the rumor mill and an insider who had lunch with TPM says flatly: "It's Dean." Something about the realism of the circumstances made the Damfacratic heart skip a beat). Anyway, here are some of the words of wisdom from the DU article, with which we are sure Raven would concur:
As noted earlier, the Democrats' brain-trust is heavily populated with lawyers and professors, while the GOP draws its talent from the marketplace - from commerce and advertising. Thus the Democrats are inclined to approach the electorate as if they were in a courtroom or a seminar room. The Republicans treat the voter as if s/he were walking on to a used car lot. The result? The Democrats win the arguments, and the Republicans win the elections.

The Democrats have a rich assortment of issues, and that very variety could prove to be counter-productive. So they must pick the hottest items, simplify the message, and repeat and repeat and repeat. About the time that the candidates get sick and tired of repeating "the same-old-same-old," is the time the public may begin to "get it."
WAY AHEAD: The Europeans are going on the high-tech warpath against an underexamined Damfacratic thorn-in-the-side, noise pollution.

A BETTER WAY: Cincinnati Mayor excuse-maker could not come up with an argument to refute the notion that there must be a better way than 40 whacks to subdue an unruly suspect. So he did not try and, to his credit, is pushing for tasers.

TWO SCOOPS: New Damfacrat 3mo sent us a link to the Cornell conservative pamphlet. She should let us know when they show their inexperience and publish a picture of someone in blackface. It always happens.

BOO HOO: Wild Bill Janklow cried on the witness stand during testimony. Maybe he used the ole Joey Tribiani acting method - tweezers and a hole in your front pocket.

NATHANIEL JONES AS LITMUS TEST
(UPDATE: Greetings, Cincinnati blog visitors. Please visit links at end of article for more "facts and context" Thank you.)

Here is an involved article about the split reaction in Cincinnati. It raises some fair points:

To the Coalition for a Just Cincinnati, a black activist group that Friday sent letters to President Bush and all of the Democratic presidential candidates urging a federal investigation, Jones was "mercilessly beaten to death" by Cincinnati police officers in a "modern day lynching."

Contrast that with the opinion of one white caller to a local radio talk show, who remarked: "I won't say he got what he deserved. But I'll say he got what he started."
The reporter tends to reference the weakest and most inflammatory arguments made by those outraged at the beating. He also raises the fact that the video shows Jones saying "white boy, redneck" to the officer. The knee jerk apologists point treat this as smug irony, although there is no law against insulting cops.

This author estimates that between 800-1000 people die in police custody every year and he is not too happy about it. The beating and death of a slur-spewing white man at the hands of black officers would be no less appalling, however, it would not carry the same historical and local baggage.

Here's something that Court TV's crime library had to say about lynching in America:
The Civil War left a trail of blood and bitterness that twisted its way through successive generations and set the stage for a frenzy of so called mob justice that killed thousands of men, women and children, most of them black. And between the years 1880 and 1905, a period of twenty five years, not one person was ever convicted of any crime associated with these killings. Lynchings are, in effect, the most extensive series of unsolved murders in American history.
In 1906, for the one and only time in its history, the Supreme Court held a criminal trial, when a man was lynched after the court had stayed his execution. The Court convicted the Sheriff of contempt for allowing the lynching, the first time any law enforcement officer had been held accountable in any way. The conservative estimates indicate that some 3000 people were lynched between 1900 and 1930.
Undoubtedly, the real numbers were much higher for lynchings were often unreported by local authorities. *** By 1932, lynchings had decreased to a new low of ten incidents and during the entire decade only 88 blacks were lynched.
Only 88? These facts should simply remind the doubters that racism did not disappear some time in the 1980's just because it went out of fashion.

Cincinnati blog deserves credit for following the story closely although Damfacrats do not see it the same way. More like Radio Free Newport.

Certainly, Cinicinnati blog should have something more negative to say about the sickening Sean Hannity and Bill Bunningham exchange on Tuesday but we are grateful for helping us find the transcript:
CUNNINGHAM: Alan, from the get-go Nathaniel Jones was completely in charge of what happened to him. Nathaniel Jones was responsible for weighing 200 pounds overweight.

LAWSON (Jones family lawyer): No.

CUNNINGHAM: Too many purchase Big Boys, too many Krispy Kreme doughnuts, too many Sliders from White Castle.***

HANNITY: Mr. Lawson, this is about money now, isn't it? This has become -- You're going to sue the city for millions, aren't you?

CUNNINGHAM: He's a multimillionaire.

LAWSON: Can they give me his life back?

CUNNINGHAM: He's a multimillionaire because of this.

LAWSON: Well, you're damn right I'm going to sue them for money. Can they give him his life back? Can they give him his life back?

CUNNINGHAM: If we keep incentivizing them, you're going to be a millionaire.

LAWSON: Can they give him his life back?

COLMES: We've got to go.

CUNNINGHAM: No I'm sorry he's dead, but you're a billionaire.
In the end, Damfacrats are mostly upset about the brutality, more than the racial factor, but it doesn't help to have white people jumping up and down to forgive the beating the moment they see the video. Some folks out there, maybe even someone you thought you knew, enjoyed watching it - and those folks aren't African-American.

UPDATE: Related Posts -

CORONER: JONES' DEATH A HOMICIDE

JONES TIMELINE

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ASHCROFT'S COLLABORATIVE AGREEMENT FAILS

JONES FAMILY WANTS PEACE

SPECIAL PROTEST DAMFAUDIO: COMPLIANCE

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