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

DAMFA

Saturday, November 29, 2003

DAVID BROOKS MAKES NO SENSE

Damfacrats aren't sure that the NY Times will ever be the same after the editorial shakeup stemming from the phony reporter, However, we are sure that David Brooks is a bad writer, in regard to content, syntax, message and any other aspect you can imagine.

Friday, November 28, 2003

WISDOM

Say what you want about his past, Senator Byrd has been giving some great floor remarks in the past six months and these here are compulsory reading.

WALLY WORLD BACKS OFF IN COURT

The scam voting machine folks aren't so sure they want to face the music on their abusive legal action.

ASSOCIATED DEAN: OUR CANDIDATE HAS MORE MONEY

And, let's tell you all about his new ads.

ASSOCIATED DEAN: POT-USE NO BIG DEAL

While, of course, Damfacrats have no issue with candidates smoking a fatty back in the day, Dean supporters should not be fooled: middle America still doen't like it and Wes Clark never did it.

ROCHESTER HERO TAKES THE FALL

A reservist questioned a waiver that would force him back into Iraq in violation of federal law. His career is over.
About two weeks ago, he said, soldiers being redeployed at the 401st were asked to sign a waiver of Title X rights, a provision of the U.S. Code since 1953. Most of the officers refused to sign and all but four of the enlisted personnel called to redeploy agreed to sign, said McAlpin.

"If an officer said to sign something, you signed it -- that's what I did as a kid," said McAlpin of his own 12 years as an enlisted man. "Now I'm a little older, a little wiser and my mouth is a lot bigger."

The waiver -- "totally inappropriate," said McAlpin -- was created by Col. Guy Sands, commander of the 401st's parent unit, the 360th Civil Affairs Brigade based in Fort Jackson, S.C. Both units fall under the command of the 352nd Civil Affairs Command at Fort Bragg, N.C.
The Associated Dean also picked up the story.

THE ASSOCIATED DEAN

The AP continues to smear Clark. Check out this latest piece of junk, which uses a headline to suggest that Clark was involved with Waco, even though the article completely discounts it.
Officer: Clark Indirectly Involved in Waco
The headline should be within the quote from Taylor, backed up by internal Army documents, who says that Clark was not:
involved in the planning or execution of the Waco operation in any way, shape, form or fashion,'' says retired Army Lt. Gen. Horace Grady ``Pete'' Taylor, who ran the Fort Hood military base 60 miles from the site of the Waco siege.

Waco ``was a civilian operation that the military provided some support to'' and ``any decisions about where the support came from were my decisions, not General Clark's,'' Taylor said this week.

``Clark's totally innocent in this regardless of what anybody thinks about him,'' says Taylor, Clark's former commander. ``He played no direct role in this activity nor did any of us.''
The Dean Press made sure to leave open the "possibility" that a unit under Clark "supplied ammunition." Yeah, that's right, Wes basically set fire to the ranch single-handedly on his way to starting WWIII while wearing a GOP button and contradicting himself, so vote for Dean and watch Bush win 45 states.




PANTYHOSE AND SPIDER FIGHTS

Damfacrats had a great Thanksgiving, especially, relatively speaking. Thanks to the troops.

DISINFORMATION

Dana M. from the Washington Post appeared on MSNBC to help cheerlead for the President. Damfacrats heard the MSNBC "anchor" ask the same leading question three times. "This turns things around for Bush, doesn't it?" "This is a political coup for the President isn't it?" Etc.

When asked how the Presdient kept it so secret, Dana replied "Plain old disinformation." Well, we don't know anything about that ole' disinfowhatever but we do know about plain ole LYING.

Another so-called anchor just claimed that the guy in Gloucester had "an unassembled shoe-bomb, ready to go." Well, which was it? - because it can't be both.

By the way, it's all about shop shop shop on the cable news today. -Get out there and prove Bush was right to cut taxes - and buy all our subsidiaries' crap.

Perhaps the most disappointing stint of ass-kissing was undertaken by Chris Matthews, who called the stunt a "ten out of ten." He's in the Damfacratic doghouse again.

PRESIDENTIAL PRAYER TEAM

Tbogg noticed that The Presidential Prayer Team for Kids has recently been instructed to pray for Rummy.

WEAK STANDARD ADS ON FAUX NEWS

The Weeky Standard is now using a one minute TV ad that includes the claim that it is "must-reading" at the White House. The ad features Bush flashing in to say "this is good v. evil" just prior to the tote bag plug.

To the magazine's credit, they did publish this article on maddening cliches.

WORLD NET DAILY CAN'T OUTBID GORE

This is a great article about the difference between bark and bite when it comes to buying cool cable channels. Damfacrats particularly enjoyed this reference to a quote from Al Gore:

Last year, he called the Fox News Network, which led the charge against his presidency, part of a "fifth column'' which injects "daily Republican talking points into the definition of what's objective."


NOVAK PAYING DUES

The CIA-leak accomplice describes how House Republican dissenters to the Medicare bill got their arms twisted until they got on board.

CALPUNDIT FOR CLARK

Thankfully, as previously noted, some well-known bloggers are willing to take a stand for Clark before it's too late. Maybe The Nation has figured out that they will sell less magazines if Bush is defeated next year, because they are wallowing in Dean world.

Thursday, November 27, 2003

PLEASANT SURPRISE

President George W. Bush pulls off a legitimately cool political stunt. He's not whipped yet.

Update: Uggabugga has the exclusive photos.

ACTUALLY, NOTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE

With some fanfare, the adminsitration tried to announce that there was some kind of transition about to take place, such that Iraq would soon be delivered and our troops would soon be home. As usual, saying it doesn't make it so.

PRAYER

Incoming Signals posted a William S. Burroughs Thanksgiving poem. Quality.

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

ANOTHER BLOGGER FOR CLARK

Scoobie Davis likes Wes for President.

'PUT YOUR T---Y BACK UP ADEL'
(Kalifornia)

We don't usually invoke the venacular around here but good fucking jesus christ almighty we are Puritans just off the Mayflower. The breast of Justice is obscene but 500 pound bombs and a billion dollars a week are not. OK.

Link from Mary, who was straight up about Landrieu voting with the Petrolicans on Medicare. The others? Dorgan and Conrad (ND), Feinstein (Ca.), Wyden (OR), Baucus (MT), Lincoln (AR), Sell-out (Ga.), Breaux (La.), Nelson (NE), Carper (DE).

40 JUMPS/POWERS OF TEN
D Cuz

Check out this site. It's very cool.


BENDING THE RULES

Mary at Naked Furniture explains that this is no time for nice and directs us to a couple of folks who agree: we will win ugly if we have to, or, as Damfacrats put it among the hierarchy of values: "foregoing absolute integrity in order to win the election."

TRIPPED OUT PORTAL

Incoming Signals has new posts. Go there.

DAMFACRATS HIT BY HACKERS

At about 10:30 on Tuesday night, Damfacrats discovered that the entire site had been erased.

All that was left was the new picture of Dubya scribbling on the flag at the top of the page.

A staggering loss, the template gone. Damfacrats immediately scrolled through raw archives and saved content onto Microsoft Word documents. Still a tragedy, dreading having to re-enter the whole template or start over...

But WAIT ... what about that night last week... sleep-deprived ... paranoid ... did we? We did! Damfacrats had cut and pasted the WHOLE template into a text document and so, we are BACK. Just a few adjustments to bring the formating back to what it was (Title, etc.) and it will be like it never happened.

So for those five or six people still tuning in, here's the score:

Damfacrats: 1
Neo-con Computer Spooks: 0

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

A DUBYA DUB AND OTHER SCANDALS

Lots of scandals in the GOP world today.

Everyone has been doing the right thing about the new RNC ad. Trashing it for being over-the-top fear, hate, and war mongering. "Support pre-emptive self-defense." Revolting.

It turns out that the RNC had to doctor up the Bush sound clip because he blew his line, because it's hard to enunciate lies and it's hard for Dubya to speak English.

You can link to here and here to read about brother Neil Bush and his 2 million dollar, zero experience superconducter job, as well as his ugly divorce/paternity battle.

In other scandal news, Diane F from California voted for the "poison pill" Medicare bill, along with 10 other Dems. Kind of reminds Damfacrats of when she lost her mind and told people to vote No on Recall and then walk away without picking a possible replacement. On principle. Let's just say that Damfacrats really like Barbara Boxer.

EDWARD KENNEDY

Medicare will be dealt a death blow tomorrow if seniors don't figure it out and get on the phone in droves to stop it. Ted Kennedy is known for being the Medicare caretaker. He supported the earliest versions of the prescription bill and now his filibuster to stop this travesty has been waived off by Daschle, the Bush enabler.

Damfacrats switched off the debate to watch him deliver the eulogy, with 40 years gone by since his older brother's death.

Clip # 1 - 45 sec.

Clip # 2 - 13 sec.

Clip # 3 - 47 sec.

Clip # 4 - 26 sec.

Clip # 5 - 59 sec.

Clip # 6 - 55 sec.

Clip # 7 - 57 sec.

Monday, November 24, 2003

WITHER ON THE VINE

New Damfaudio - "Wither on the Vine" - 1.5MB - 47 sec.

Doughnut HoleTom Daschle is dancing cheek to cheek with George W. Bush by not supporting a Medicare filibuster. As previously noted, Buzzflash wants a different Senate minority leader and Damfacrats concur.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is known for hoping Medicare would "wither on the vine." AARP supports the new Medicare bill but
On Wednesday, Democratic Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi said, "I want you to know that Bill Novelli, the CEO of AARP, wrote the forward to Newt Gingrich's book. He wrote the preface to the book. Did you know that?"
Novelli is also quoted as saying, "Newt's ideas are influencing how we at AARP are thinking." So said Senator Carl Levin of Michigan on Sunday night, during his Senate floor remarks.

TRIUMPH THE DOG ON FRESH AIR

Head over to NPR and listen to the Real Audio, especially at about 12:30. Triumph and Bill Oh Really seem to have a lot in common.

Sunday, November 23, 2003

FOX COUNTERS DAMFAUDIO

Instant Audio - In a pathetic resort to happy-go-luckyism, Faux News Sunday segued out of a spot by using Billy Joel behind the President's tired and canned comments. Clip is unedited.

- Clip - 368K - 17 sec.

ANOTHER CHOPPER DOWN

Afghanistan sadness/hopelessness continues. At least 5 U.S. military dead.

DRUDGE HAS A PROBLEM WITH CHIEF ASSHAT

From the Hamster, Oh Really claims he sold a million of his new book. Drudge called him on it. Ding Ding!

'PROUD OF MY COUNTRY'

"Shamed by my President."

Saturday, November 22, 2003

GOP, ROVE SHOULD FEAR 'DEMZILLA'

This article at The American Prospect is long but hopeful and fact-filled.

Say what you want about him, DNC Chair Terry McCaullife is turning things around for the Good Guys:
In his first two, pre-McCain-Feingold years as chairman, McAuliffe retired the $18 million debt and raised an additional $25 million with which he bought and rehabbed a Capitol Hill building that will serve as the party's new headquarters when completed this December, and acquired the technology and the lists to reach donors and voters.

The committee's techies dubbed the donor and activist list -- which has grown from 400,000 names to well over a million -- "Demzilla." Already the donations coming in from Demzilla, though they average just $38, bring in enough revenue to cover the DNC's operating expenses.

McAuliffe is unsurprisingly bullish on its potential, announcing, "I will raise $100 million on Demzilla!" -- the amount of soft money the party raised in the 2000 election cycle. ***

McAuliffe plans to deliver another gift to the Democratic nominee this spring. The eventual winner, McAuliffe fears, is likely to emerge from the primary season battered and broke. At that point, Bush will have at least $200 million on hand for media buys.

"In 2000, Al Gore was dark," McAuliffe thunders, meaning that the vice president ran no television ads because he didn't have the money, "for 92 days!" Such darkness, McAuliffe vows, will not descend on 2004's nominee. "We will have tens of millions in the bank the day we get a nominee. On March 10, or whenever it is, we'll give the nominee $25 million." In the next breath, McAuliffe whittles the figure down to the $18.6 million the law permits the party to transfer. But his point is that such funding has never gone to the nominee "before September or October of election year." ***

Republican mastermind Karl Rove has made clear that he intends to add many of the 4 million currently unregistered evangelical Christians to the GOP's ranks by next November.

CLAIM V. FACT

Damfacrats have thus far failed to link to Common Dreams. Remedied. Note their "claim v. fact" presentation and their choice, shared by Catman, to post Orville Schell's "No Exit" article.

LAND O' PLENTY

Contractors are lining up like land-rushers at the Oklahoma border, hoping to plant a flag on some of the 18 billion in contracts being awarded to prop up Iraq.
"There are people here who can do great things, but will the government be prepared to take them on rather than the Halliburtons and Bechtels who they know from previous jobs?" asked one contractor.

Halliburton, the oil services company once run by Vice President Dick Cheney, has the prime contract to rebuild Iraq's oil fields, while San Francisco-based Bechtel has the main infrastructure contract.

New prime contracts are expected to be awarded only to companies from countries that helped in the war effort. That excludes firms from Germany, France and other nations that strongly opposed the U.S. occupation of Iraq
An Army Corps engineer manager said "We have never seen anything like this and won't again."

EVEN PADILLA DESERVES COUNSEL

Damfacrats were well aware when the feds first put him into custody. No proof offered, no lawyers allowed and no judge consulted. Even if he is a lowlife plotter, he is a citizen from Chicago and he deserves due process.

DOWN WITH DASCHLE

Enough is enough. It's time to yank him from the top spot in the Senate minority. So says Buzzflash and Damfacrats concur.

BUSH TO VISIT GLOW-IN-THE-DARK STATE

In Nevada, some are saying that Bush broke a campaign promise when he "short-circuited" safety research at Yucca Mountain and hastily approved the location for national nuclear waste storage.

SECOND JACKASS CHARGED IN GEYSER INCIDENT

These two were probably point men for energy interests.

Elford was cited last month for driving off-road, damaging park resources, having a loaded gun in his truck, improper food storage and driving on a suspended license.

Investigators allege Olsen was accompanying Elford, who they say drove his pickup truck around two barriers and spun ``doughnuts'' on fragile soil known as sinter surrounding Lone Star Geyser before getting stuck.

WELCOME TO FORTRESS BRITAIN

Instant Audio - Damfacrats view John McLaughlin as some sort of PBS friend. We don't mind admitting it. c.f. Tony Blankley, no friend of Damfacrats.

We'll let John have the last word on the England trip.

- Clip - 1:00 - 475K - wav

NY TIMES 'UNHELPFUL' TO DEAN

Check out this reminder that Dean's bad back kept him out of Vietnam but not off the slopes of Aspen. Doesn't bother Damfacrats but it won't play well in the general election after 9/11:

In the 10 months after his graduation from Yale, time he might otherwise have spent in uniform, Dr. Dean lived the life of a ski bum in Aspen, Colo. His back condition did not affect his skiing the way the rigors of military service would have, he said, nor did it prevent him from taking odd jobs like pouring concrete in the warm months and washing dishes when it got cold.

Even the candidate's mother, Andree Maitland Dean, said in a recent interview about his skiing after receiving a medical deferment, "Yeah, that looks bad."

But, she said, that is the nature of his condition. It is aggravated by certain kinds of physical activity but not all kinds, she said. The condition is called spondylolysis, a low-back pain that sometimes radiates into the legs, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' online information site.

Dr. Dean said it was the military's decision to grant him the deferment, but he also said he was eager to get it. Had he wanted to serve, he probably could have.
This article reads like a bad personal injury case. Good stuff. Maybe the Times has decided to take a stand for General Clark before its too late.

RADIOHEAD NO TALKING HEAD

Got the news about a Radiohead member comment from Eschaton.

AD ROADBLOCK BEGINS

Looks like we'll have to comply. This one urges viewers to tell Congress "to support the president's policy of pre-emptive self defense."

Jeez, this is the Washington Posting of the ad video from Hamster. Ramping up the facist tendencies.

TOMMY FRANKS - LEGAL EXPERT

He doubts the Constitution would survive WMD attack. From Pandagon and Screaming Points, too.

Nitpicker is down with the Damfacrats.

Gary Oldman faces from Quiddity.

The Whiskey Bar will get you up to date in a big way on the "spectacular fuckup" in the Middle East.

Of course, who better than the Smirking Chimp to get you up to date on Dubya?

Take Back the Media directs us to the audio feature: hypocrite of the week from Buzzflash. TBTM also has a radio.

Talking Dog is a phat blog and the post titles there remind us of all the Beatles songs owned by that singer in the news so much lately.

Friday, November 21, 2003

CALIFORNIA REJECTS WALLY WORLD: WE DEMAND A RECEIPT

In a moderate victory for Damfacrats and the "Always Get a Reciept" message, the AP reports as follows:

Calif. Requires Voting-Machine Receipts

In a major victory for voting rights advocates, California's secretary of state announced Friday that all electronic voting machines in California must provide paper receipts by 2006 ***Computer scientists and voting-rights advocates have been warning that at least 50,000 paperless terminals nationwide expose the vote to hackers, software bugs and mechanical breakdowns.

Major manufacturers of voting machines deny that the lack of paper receipts will jeopardize vote counts, and have been fighting just such a requirement for months. Still, Diebold Election Systems and Sequoia Voting Systems, two of the nation's largest companies involved, said it will comply.

Wally World Security Guard The announcement comes less than three weeks after a state task force on voting began an investigation into allegations that uncertified software was used in California's Oct. 7 gubernatorial recall election.

According to Shelley's list of requirements for voting equipment companies, all counties that purchase new touch-screen terminals must provide a "voter verified paper audit trail," starting in July 2005.

In addition, voting-equipment companies must retrofit the touch-screen systems already being used in at least four California counties to include printers and paper receipts by July 2006.
The whole country needs to "accelerate this timetable."

PARTY LOYALIST SUBMITS SPECIAL 'DOGAUDIO'

Rat Dog Damfacrats: tough on non-breather corporations, Pro-Arts, Pro-Green SpaceThe Damfacratic leadership has recieved strong support from the Rat Dog Damfacrat splinter group.

Check out the new blues Dogaudio from Rat Dodger, wherein the President advises: "If it feels good, just go ahead and do it." Destined for the top of the charts.

"BluesBush" - 1:21 - Quicktime audio - 1.4MB (recommended) - (Rightclick, save and play)

- 2.5 MB wav

- 643K wav (Low-Qual Dial-Up-Dogger)


DROP IN THE BUCKET

New Damfaudio - "Drop in the Bucket" - 2MB wav - 1:02

Fred and Mort weren't quite as intolerable back when they were part of McLaughlin's crew.

Fred Barnes appeared on the Faux evening news, to cross his arms defensively after lying about the number of British protesters and mischaracterizing Bush's visit as some sort of historic victory lap.

"The protests were a bust," he proclaimed. ABC News cited a 100,000 Scotland Yard number but the Guardian has the same number at 70,000. Organizers say 200,000.

You don't have to be Sherlock Holmes to deduce that a lot of people are upset for some reason. The whole world could be Chasing Bush with rotton tomatoes and the numbers would still represent "a drop in the bucket" to these two shirts.

Dubya makes a cameo to assure us that he will do "what is ever necessary" to avoid going back to England. Wes Clark reassures us, in general.

"Drop in the Bucket"
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IMMENSE SPECULATION
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Dubya by Screaming PointsNew Damfaudio - "Immense Speculation" - 2.1MB - 1:10

A jocular Bush spoke momentarily with reporters on Sunday, as he prepares for the trip to England in the wake of the latest tragic loss of life in Iraq. The President was heard to say, "Every time I go somewhere there's immense speculation."

Well, that's one way to label global outrage at his murderous policies and domestic worries that he will be targeted for attack. The "time table" has been set: a cosmetic "transfer" before next year's election. "Hat's off to Bill Kristol" and the rest of the PNAC warmongers.

Music samples: Albert King.

FOLLOW UP: NO EXIT
Catman

Opinionated, maybe, but exuding truth. Orville Schell at TomDispatch.

GOOD OLE FRAT DAYS
Liza

The Rat Dog Damfacrat leader known as Liza Minelli shows his solidarity by submitting this photo and wondering if Bush misses the "good ole frat days." It may be the expression on Blair's face that elevates this photo to platinum status.

Good ole frat days

With Johnny 1mo stepping up and Catman looking stronger than ever, the Damfacrats are gaining on the opposition. "We're movin out."

DROP IN THE BUCKET

New Damfaudio - "Drop in the Bucket" - 2MB wav - 1:02

Fred and Mort weren't quite as intolerable back when they were part of McLaughlin's crew.

Fred Barnes appeared on the Faux evening news, to cross his arms defensively after lying about the number of British protesters and mischaracterizing Bush's visit as some sort of historic victory lap.

"The protests were a bust," he proclaimed. ABC News cited a 100,000 Scotland Yard number but the Guardian has the same number at 70,000. Organizers say 200,000.

You don't have to be Sherlock Holmes to deduce that a lot of people are upset for some reason. The whole world could be Chasing Bush with rotton tomatoes and the numbers would still represent "a drop in the bucket" to these two shirts.

Dubya makes a cameo to assure us that he will do "what is ever necessary" to avoid going back to England. Wes Clark reassures us, in general.

"Drop in the Bucket"
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Thursday, November 20, 2003

DR. LAURA OFFENDS RAVEN, OTHERS
Raven

From Media Life:

The remarks were made in response to a caller who asked whether her daughter should attend a class trip to a mosque to learn how Muslims are treated in America.

"I'm so sick and tired of all the Arab-American groups whining and complaining about some kind of treatment. ... What culture and what religion were the murderers of 9/11? They murdered us," she said. "That's the culture you want your daughter to learn about?"

REST OF THE STORY

And now you know the...Even sweet ole' Paul Harvey appears to full of it on behalf of George W. Bush.

During his noontime radio broadcast, Harvey reported that about 300 Brits protested Bush's presence in England, that many of them were arrested for drunkenness and that we were all "misled" to believe that there would be massive protests. Just a few drunken idiots, essentially.

It was the hypocrisy of the "misled" comment that earned this post.

It is accurate that "several hundred" protesters jeered at the gates of Buckingham palace. However, Paul Harvey conveniently ignored the "tens of thousands" about whom one can read in an actual news report.

UPDATE: Can't find the proof on his website re-broadcasts. That's weird.

'ELECTRONIC GREMLINS' EMPTY WHITE HOUSE

Good practice for next November.

THIRD ON THE LIST

Damfacrats are third on the google search list for "fanatic anti-bush fever." We're comfortable with that.

THE END OF AN ERA

A short mixdown from Tuesday, in which Clark defines the moment. - 660K wav.

PRANK CALLS

Scoobie Davis has sick sick SICK transcripts of his close encounters with Limbo, Hannity, Man-Hands and others. A unique feast and a way righteous blog. Scoobie is in that green room.

BUZZFLASH RUNDOWN

Rochester, N.Y. has issues with Cheney.

Heavy DVD on Florida 2000 jip-fest. Damfacrats still bitter.

Bush campaign tops 100 million at whitehouseforsale.org with help from a "friend of New York."

Progressive internet radio. Like pacifica.org.

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

MAXINE SPEAKS

Instant Audio - Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Cal.), just now, discussing dangerous Bush administration "spinning and sloganeering." - 20 sec. -173K.

Maxine will not be intimidated. (Full version)- 1:12 - 550K

PETROLICAN HOUSE BLOCKS RENEWABLE ENERGY MANDATES

UPDATE: good guys block extra point attempt, bill on hold.

As we expressed a few weeks ago in our on-topic Damfaudio, "The Hammer," the soon-to-be-law Energy Bill consists of a short and "negative list - oil, gas, coal, nuclear" or perhaps just a Disco Inferno as uggabugga suggests. The Good Guys were completely shut out from its drafting until this week.

The renewable-fuels provision had been a top priority of the environmental community. The bill passed earlier this year by the Senate included a requirement that large utilities draw as much as 10 percent of their power from renewable sources by 2015. But the measure was not part of the bill passed by the House, where the GOP majority strongly favors more extensive development of domestic oil and gas resources.
Pete "sick of seeing windmills" Domenici is such a sourpuss.

THE PERFECT CARICATURE

C SPAN also broadcasted some BBC on Tuesday. Whatever the latest feel-good British poll results say, there is enough opposition to Dubya that the protesters have to divide up and decide which of his policies they despise the most.

The BBC played pretty fair and wanted to clarify that anti-Bush does not mean anti-America, although there is a danger of that shift occurring. Damfacrats thought it quite appropriate that one British commentator described Bush as "the perfect caricature" of what Europe does not want to be. - 921K wav.

MONEY WELL SPENT

If you give money to the Clark campaign the General makes sure you find the place where they keep the new Wes Clark video.

Shot four times, speaks four languages, wears four stars, the General is the Tough Love candidate for the Damfacrats.

JOHNNY 1MO: ALWAYS GET A RECEIPT AT WALLY WORLD

From his email:

"in the Times, where a couple college kids got hold of Wally worlds programming codes for their bogus voting machines and published them on the web, pointing out all the flaws
in their security?"

MONEY WELL SPENT

If you give money to the Clark campaign the General makes sure you find the place where they keep the new Wes Clark video.

Shot four times, speaks four languages, wears four stars, the General is the Tough Love candidate for the Damfacrats.

BUSH DEMANDS
Catman

Bush requested diplomatic immunity in the event his security staff decides to start shooting British protesters.

BUSH THREAT
Catman

London Mayor: "The policies he is initiating will doom us to extinction."

HG FREE ZONE
Damfa

Damfacrats could not blog any further without posting this link to Bush-mercury-pandering and reminding all that the mercury in your metal dental fillings is not a good thing.

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

IMMENSE SPECULATION
(Reposted)

Dubya by Screaming PointsNew Damfaudio - "Immense Speculation" - 2.1MB - 1:10

A jocular Bush spoke momentarily with reporters on Sunday, as he prepares for the trip to England in the wake of the latest tragic loss of life in Iraq. The President was heard to say, "Every time I go somewhere there's immense speculation."

Well, that's one way to label global outrage at his murderous policies and domestic worries that he will be targeted for attack. The "time table" has been set: a cosmetic "transfer" before next year's election. "Hat's off to Bill Kristol" and the rest of the PNAC warmongers.

Music samples: Albert King.

DAMFAUDIO FOR PEACE

Below are some audio wavs. Damfacrats also have instant audio and hidden audio throughout the blog. Most Damfaudios (see margin to the right with links to wavs and descriptions) are 30-90 seconds long and 1 to 4 MB, usually around 2 MB. Dial-up Damfaudio coming soon.

Peruse the audio section or jump to the LATEST BLOG POST.



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MIDNIGHT SCHUMER
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N.Y. Sen. Charles Schumer at about 11:50 p.m. On C-SPAN2. Highlight - "Make a motion to correct the website."

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SANTORUM ALREADY MELTING DOWN ON THE FLOOR
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Four hours in and Senator Man-on-Puppykicker is starting to lose it. Anybody else notice that the Republicans have all the power and yet they have the most difficulty controlling their anger?

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Oh Really?Operation Iron Bib

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Trent Lott and the "nuclear option." -443K

trent Lott and the macro-legislative technique of scaring constiuencies into demanding dumb Petrolican-made solutions to problems that coincidentally seem to arise (read: Blackout) when the majority wants an obscene bill passed into law. -215K
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Vice President Cheney praises Sell-out Zell and then Hannity and Zell have a verbal fondling session. - 748K
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Bush recent Press Conf collage #1 - clip - 947K - 1:30
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Mary Landrieu helps summarize the judicial nominee debate-
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Petrolican hit parade. Discussing Rush and other topics. A Friday night Scarred-boroughs roll call:
Disgraced Reagan Atty. Gen. Ed Meese
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Disgraced Fanatic Roy Moore
The Venomous David Horowitz
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Sen. Zell Miller (''D''-Ga.)
The "Blacklisted" Bernard Goldberg
Arch Neo-Con James Woolsey
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Sen. Lindsay Graham (R - SC)
Stormin Norman
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Jim Pinkerton forces us to ask what the "opposite" would really mean about the Gipper:clip - 34K
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Non-political audio: free turkeys. -355K
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CNN planted question -225K
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AL GORE RIPS PETROLICANS ON DUE PROCESS
(Reposted)

Some days Damfacrats wish Al Gore would brush the low-grade candidates aside and run. Live on C-SPAN right now. Links to audio and video coming soon.

All less than 1 minute:MoveOn.org

Audio Clip #1 - 346K
Audio Clip # 2 - 475K
Audio Clip # 3 - 190K
Audio Clip # 4 - 272K
Audio Clip # 5 - 426K
Audio Clip # 6 - 500K
Here's a Daily Outrage from Little Red Cookbook to supplement this.
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THE HAMMER
(Reposted for Tom Delay charity scandal)

New Damfaudio - "The Hammer" -1.6MB

House Leader Tom DelayWord got out that Mayor Bloomberg put House Majority leader Tom Delay on his GOP "do-not-contribute to" list, which aides said was distributed to New Yorkers.

The Hammer (a/k/a the Exterminator) dispatched a fellow Texan, Rep. Joe Barton, to "guarantee ya that Tom Delay is a friend of New York." Of course, the GOP convention is in New York next year. If Delay and his Enron brethren get too friendly, especially with their secretive "Comprehensive" Energy Bill, New York can get set to enjoy blackouts, pollution and higher rates.

Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass) and cable news hosts accompany Barton on this newest Damfaudio.

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DON'T FORGET THE HIDDEN AUDIO

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BUZZFLASH LINKS TO DAMFACRATS

The rooky blog known as Damfacrats generated sudden massive and unexpected interest when the legendary progressive news portal known as Buzzflash posted a link in favor of Damfaudio:

Damfacratic Arrival? We doubt it, but it's a start.


Buzzflash has interviewed Paul Krugman, Paul Begala, Al Franken, Greg Palast, Molly Ivins and many more righteous heros of our day.

Thanks to Buzzflash, Blah3, the band and all the fellas.

Monday, November 17, 2003

DEFINITELY WORTH THE READ

Thanks to the embryonic iliketowrite blog for this beautifully slanted and unbelievably pithy article in the CSM.

Even Bush's planned meeting with the families of British soldiers killed in Iraq has turned into a public relations disaster.

The Scotsman reports that Reg Keys, the father of Lance Corporal Thomas Keys who died in Iraq, said the US president was just using "propaganda words."

The BBC reports that Mr. Keys, who has not been invited to meet the president but has been much quoted by the British press ahead of the visit, also said "I don't know how the man (Bush) has the nerve to show his face in his country after costing the lives of 53 British servicemen. They didn't die for a noble cause, they died for Bush's political reasons, they were just sacrificial lambs."

DAMFA: DEAN GOOD IN SACK BUT NOT MARRYING TYPE FOR DEMS

Congratulations to North Country Rat Dog Damfacrats. Another wedding of respected party members.

"SO THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NO MISUNDERSTANDING ON THE PART OF FOX OR ITS VIEWERS"

Thanks a million - no, 87 billion - to Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo for linking us to this Wes Clark video that must be watched.

The word "distort" is used.

MORE DEAN REALITY

Tapped, the American Prospect blog, hits Dean, uh, the nail, on the head by sending us here.

MULTI-LAYERED

"Scary development down in Washington yesterday. A small plane entered White House airspace. It's always scary when that happens. President Bush was rushed to an undisclosed fundraiser." —David Letterman

Can't let the Frist thing go quite yet. Link to the DU if you don't get the cartoon. Actually link to it anyway it's the new Top Ten.

Grabbed from The Hamster's cage.



A PLACE IN THE SUN

The big scoop.

Sunday, November 16, 2003

CONTEMPT

Instant Audio - No need to go to law school to understand contempt of Court. Just listen to Tony Faux.

- Clip - :15 - 156K

DEATH TOLL AT 422, OVER 2000 WOUNDED

Beyond unacceptable, as 17 die in helicopter attack.

Saturday, November 15, 2003

FOR CAMP PENDLETON

Instant Audio - O' Really 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

SHAPED SHADED EXAGGERATED IV

No evidence of weapons hidden in Syria. Dr. Congo Fever says that the US is "finding confirmation" that Saddam "intended to continue... programs." How alarming.

Bush will meet with the familes of a British soldier (although he hasn't met any American families, has he?), who intend to accuse Bush of lying about the war.

Mr Maddison and his wife, Julie, suspect that the spectre of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction was raised to "frighten" the country into war, although they think it was right to topple Saddam. "We've gone to war for the wrong reasons," he said. "I'm still hoping that weapons of mass destruction will be discovered, but I'm beginning to think we were being lied to."

HIERARCHY OF VALUES SAYS NOMINATE CLARK

Brilliantine momentIn returning finally to the issues raised by a patient and noble Atom Station and what must be quite a small audience indeed, Damfacrats will examine our hierarchy of values.

What do we value most and in what order?

1. The election of a different President with different federal governmental policies.

George Soros has seven billion dollars and he said that he would relinquish it all if it could guarantee regime change.
We share his fervor if not his wallet.

2. The election of the Democratic nominee that has the best chance of winning the election.

Although people seem to run around putting words like "electable" and "unelectable" in quotes as if it was some kind of sub-issue, it is the only issue. Some or much of this issue is based on unprovable assumptions but that is the way of politics.

As evidence that it was too close to call, Atom Station presented a poll where Clark did 1% better than Dean as against Bush. That poll was taken after Dean had spent X times more money and time than Clark. Some or many of these polls deliberately leave out the 'General' title because they know it will instantly raise Clark's numbers.

Clark blind-bioDamfacrats have presented poll information on many occasions, for example, in BUSH LOSES TO PIECE OF PAPER, August 25th, we noted that the blind-bio of Clark beat Bush by 9 points, before Clark had even declared his candidacy.

3. The most effective promulgation of communication that will convince the electorate to vote out Dubya.

The Atom-Damfa banter has basically focused on this third value. Is it appropriate for Damfacrats to use over-shaded and admittedly harsh rhetoric? Only if it serves the above three values.

This kind of involved post, and the Atom Station post that inspired it, are no way to reach the masses. Damfacrats present the hierarchy of sub-values to promote the primary value of effective political communication.
a) Brevity.

MoveOn.Org has that ad contest going. Thirty second time limit. The voters who will decide this election have a short attention span that must be accommodated.

Damfacrats try to present the quiddity (ok, essence) of an anti-Bush theme as quickly as possible. The "flag-metro" statement was an attempt to encapsulate these themes (grrr memes):

-flag issue,
-metrosexual issue,
-Dems are impatient and weakened with several choices,
-Dean is a manipulative politician like all the rest,
-Dean will alienate too many swing voters
-Dean is in danger of saying something that sinks him,
-Petrolicans will hang a sadly effective "gays-lover" sign on Dean

b) Convention.

As much as it is actually possible to do so in any diverse culture, look at candidates through the eyes of the conventional voting masses. This was the main point of the flag-metro statement and Protection from Dean week.

The only reliable evidence we have against speculation is what has previously occurred, thus we decide that the electability of New England Democrats is highly suspect.

The past also tells us that the class of young voters who frequent the internet with 20 dollars to donate to Dean will not play a critical role and will party or watch TV instead of voting. (Atom freak-out moment? >>> Not to slam anybody's mod buddies or anything).

The past tells us that people fear what they view as dramatic change (read: Bush to Dean).

c) Wit

The medicine goes down a lot better with a little choo-choo precursor. Getting Bush voters to admit error to themselves means we need to hurt their pride as little as possible. The truth about Dubya hurts. A lot. Too much for some to even believe it

Dean and his handlers have Clark beaten when it comes to humor. Dean is in danger of winning particularly because it is tempting to have the bliss of a Dean-Bush race where Dean takes his daily jabs . Resist this temptation. This value does not control the ones above it.

Damfacrats are no comedians but we try to present overtly ridiculous portrayals of the opposition while we bang the drumbeat to Peace.

d) Love.

A child would knowThis may sound unconventional but Damfacrats are convinced that the Love talking point is underrated. Americans have so much love and the Dems need to help them feel it because it's a good and real feeling that we don't believe Bush can use effectively.

Fear ("Terr-ah") and anger (at "big" government) is what drives Bush's popularity. In the June 17 speech that got me hooked, Clark said in reference to 9/11: "we need to forget about the fear. Forget about the anger." Damfacratic slogan: Tough Love.
4) Foregoing absolute integrity in order to win the election.

Wise and persuasive writers have blogged that we should not stoop to the Petrolican level of politics. Nonsense.

Fight fire with fire. Petrolican brownshirts slant everything. NPR should be more slanted, fuck it. If Damfacrats must chop up some audio and repeat it for successful propaganda effect, we will do so.

What does it sound like to an otherwise apathetic African-American voter, who the Dems need to romance, when a candidate says "white people" a half dozen times in 5 minutes? Who knows, but maybe it sounds like the "Mostly White Folks" Damfaudio.

Maybe listeners will get the message that Dean's mouth flirts with Democratic disaster. We certainly weren't implying that Dean was a racist, just that he might be perceived that way.

Conclusion

Based on the trends of brownshirt talking points, Damfacrats believe that the 2004 election will be an all out negative campaigning war. The primary theme: liberals hate America.

Seeing the Forest is absolutely right about the need to stand up to the attacks and return fire so Clark had better not pull an Al Gore. Dean has the return fire, that's true. He just doesn't have the armor.

Can you even imagine Bush cracking jokes about Clark and trying to paint him as an America-hater? In the end, it will sound like troop-bashing and Bush will have to stay away from ridiculing a squeaky clean General. Conversely, Bush will have a field day with Howard Dean.

I've got so much character and integrity that I will pretend to support a Democratic candidate so my party will win.Atom Station points us to a Petrolican attack on Dean and a Rush Limp-balls nickname but that is not indicative of what truly goes on in cable and AM radio news hell, where many, many more people are paying attention. Limp-balls had a daily smear campaign against Clark as soon as he announced, featuring the still-present lie that Clark is "Perot-type-crazy." We recently discovered that Gen. "Charc/Integ" Shelton has decided to back Edwards in a Petrolican stunt that reflects their fear of Clark.

Convention does not remotely resemble the blogosphere. Perception is everything. Facts mean little.

As Bill Clinton said at the Iowa steak fry, Dems can "fall in love" with whomever we want during the primaries but need to "fall in line" when it comes time to back the right person against George W. Bush. Damfacratic slogan: Be for Real.

Friday, November 14, 2003

DAMFACRATIC INSTANT AUDIO

Oh Really?Operation Iron Bib

- Clip - 227K - 10 sec. wav file




INSTANT AUDIO

Petrolican hit parade. Discussing Rush and other topics. A Friday night Scarred-boroughs roll call:
Disgraced Reagan Atty. Gen. Ed Meese
-Clip - 116K - :11

Disgraced Fanatic Roy Moore

The Venomous David Horowitz
- Clip - 50K - :5

Sen. Zell Miller (R-Ga.)

The "Blacklisted" Bernard Goldberg

Arch Neo-Con James Woolsey
- Clip - 90K - :8

Sen. Lindsay Graham (R - SC)

Stormin Norman


PNAC ENDS THE WORLD
Catman

I searched for "PNAC Ends The World" (google) and the top result was this.


LEARN, GODDAMIT, LEARN

The internet is intellectual infinity. Thanks to Girl Hacker.

Damfacrats are pro-hemp and don't anyone forget it.

WHERE THE REAL WRITERS POST

Another gloomy November.

INCREDIBLY INTRICATE

It's overwhelming. In contrast is uggabugga, which referred us to the aforementioned and which always floors us with just a few lines and some kind of chart.

GET SERVED

Damfacrats got home and flipped on Faux News, only to discover a story we have been unable to find on the web thus far (last ten minutes).

Faux says that _____, a woman who complained of sexual misconduct by the new Governor of California, intends to sue him for libel. She made her accusations following the release of big L.A. Times article.

The incident occurred in 1991, so the statute of limitations has run, which is a sensible rule. However, her cause of action for libel is alive and well.

It seems that the Arnie campaign didn't like the piling on of accusations. His people responded to her claims by directing anyone who wanted to know about the woman's credibility to a particular website.

The website was run by a County and listed people's criminal convictions. It showed that this woman had many convictions, including something like sixteen for prostitution.

The problem? Same name, different woman. Now that's a blown smear job.

The woman is suing Arnold and MSNBC, who republished the statements about the convictions.

The Faux people say that her lawyer hopes to arrange the service of a summons and complaint - and this is the good part - during his inauguration. Unlikely to happen, but, wouldn't it be grand?

Faux played this story only to make MSNBC look bad.

UPDATE: Hmmm nothing about MSNBC in the Newsmax coverage.

"WILLIE THE PIMP" HATCH

Beefheart sang 'Willie the Pimp' on this here recordPandagon posted a link to a good floor debate breakdown, which includes a photo of Sen. Harkin with his "I'll be home watching The Bachelor" sign. Key reference: Captain Beefheart.


Related: Do the Mudshark, baby. Good stuff regarding "meme."

Thursday, November 13, 2003

SEN. LANDRIEU 10:33 P.M.

RAVEN AMUSED AND INTRIGUED

Raven says: "I knew it would only be so long."

Subscribers will be able to monitor live television for specific words or phrases and receive e-mail updates whenever they are uttered. If you are so inclined, Tom Brokaw will never say "Bush" or "Iraq" on the air without your hearing about it.
Raven also says: "Senator Mike Crapo (ha!)" and reports as follows: "Sen. Sam 'brownshirt' Brownback preaches about prayer and the pledge LIVE."

Raven also asks the question: "Asshat for President?"

OF CONCERN
Catman

Here's some interesting Iraq/Vietnam comparisons.

Excerpt:
In 1966, Shoup, who had already warned both Kennedy and Johnson that the military had no business in Vietnam, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that most of the South Vietnamese people were fighting against "those crooks in Saigon", leaders whom the US had imposed upon them.

In one of his many speeches throughout the country, Shoup said, "If we had and would keep our dollar-crooked fingers out of the business of these nations so full of depressed, exploited people, they will arrive at a solution of their own. [A solution] that they design and want. That they fight and work for. [Not one] crammed down their throats by Americans."
(Cat's emphasis)

Unfortunately, we're now dealing with shit like the PNAC, which has me terrified...if you guys haven't checked it out ...

NITPICKER'S VOTER CATEGORIES

Nitpicker keeps after Colin Powell and suggests that voters come in three categories: "1) ignorant, 2) lazy or 3) both -ignorant and lazy." Backs it up well, so go check it.

Nitpicker is also for Wesley Clark and posted something groovy that Damfacrats hadn't seen:

I believe that the arts are very important to the future of our America. A country has a soul and we have to continually find and examine our own. Arts help us do this. So, I believe in restoring funding for the NEA. I haven't fixed any given level, except that I want to raise the prominence of the arts in our daily lives, and I want to reopen the idea of giving grants to individuals. We just have to create the right mechanism to find merit and promise.
- The General.


NOTHING LESS ATTRACTIVE

Is there?

NOTHING MORE ATTRACTIVE

Than a clever female who posts classic Clark video and kicks all the right memes.

REAL TIME MISCHIEF

From Rueters:
The online poll, a regular feature of Frist's site, normally generates limited interest. The previous day, a question about honoring veterans drew just 35 votes.

But the nominee question was spotted by a liberal weblogger, or online diarist, known as Atrios, who linked to Frist's site and asked his readers to weigh in. By early evening, over 9,000 people had responded, with some 60 percent voting "No."

That wasn't lost on Democrats, who took to the Senate floor to bait Republicans. "Even the majority leader's Web site indicates that what is going on here is absolutely wrong," said Assistant Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada.
Ah, what could be better? Atrios is just that good. Damfacrats voted too, of course, it being a Dr. Frist week around here.

JUDGE ROY NO MOORE

Easy headline. Swing on over to Blah3 for the damning summary and the link. Thanks to same for the link to us, BTW.

EIGHT HUNDRED

Damfacrats are much obliged to Incoming Signals for directing folks to 800 Important Women Artists. We got through the "A"'s and decided this one was, in particular, something to see.

Incoming Signals also links to the complete Young Ones scripts. (Give me IT!)

ANYTHING BUT BORING

A lot of bloggers seem to be saying that the 30-hour debate is a big snoozefest. Damfacrats, respectfully, could not disagree more. Fascinating. Revealing. Historic. Unprecedented.

This is quite possibly the token Petrolican warm-up to "going nuclear" in the legislative sense, where the presiding officer simply announces that the fillibuster ends with a 51% vote. It will be the focal point of their talking point: "We tried for thirty hours to convince Democrats until, finally, we had no choice but to push the button."

INSTANT AUDIO

N.Y. Sen. Charles Schumer at about 11:50 p.m. On C-SPAN2. Highlight - "Make a motion to correct the website."

Short version - 71K
Full version - 400K (recommended)


Wednesday, November 12, 2003

BUSH NOT WELCOME
Catman

New Damfaudio (see below) - 'Straight-Out Obstruction'

Bush needs 4 mil. pounds in security just to visit our closest ally...

SANTORUM ALREADY MELTING DOWN ON THE FLOOR

Four hours in and Senator Man-on-Puppykicker is starting to lose it. Anybody else notice that the Republicans have all the power and yet they have the most difficulty controlling their anger?

Clip - 560K

Bonus anger - 125K

Late Night Special - Zell at 2 a.m.- Clip - 480K


MEMORIES

When the Damfacratic stronghold was out west at Reed College, we voted for a Republican for the first and only time. Guess who that was?
Over the following decades, the Senate occasionally directed its sergeant at arms to arrest members. But the first openly physical act of compulsion did not occur until 1988. On February 24, 1988, in an attempt to establish a quorum on a campaign finance reform bill, Capitol police carried Oregon Republican Senator Robert Packwood into the chamber feet first at 1:17 a.m.
Thanks to The Sardonic Subversive.

OTTO

A different kind of "pure" blogger is the temporary blog champ.
By the way, The Atom Station deserves another response but Damfacrats are weary tonight. We promise not to cheese out.

RAVEN PHONES ONE IN

The Dead on Sixty Minutes II. Many shivers, chills and tingles.


SPECIAL POST FOR CATMAN

Worst album covers ever.


ANOTHER BLOGGER FOR CLARK

Pontificator "comes out."

Here's a good quote: "It's time to make the difficult choice." The key phrase here, for the fence-sitters and play-nicers, is "it's time."

PEN-ELAYNE

Another seriously badass blogger.

SOROS: WE WILL SPEND WHAT IS NECESSARY

Thankfully, some rich people are too rich to need George W.'s big-money policies:
"IT IS THE central focus of my life," Soros said, his blue eyes settled on an unseen target. The 2004 presidential race, he said in an interview, is "a matter of life and death."

Soros, who has financed efforts to promote open societies in more than 50 countries around the world, is bringing the fight home, he said. On Monday, he and a partner committed up to $5 million to MoveOn.org, a liberal activist group, bringing to $15.5 million the total of his personal contributions to oust Bush.

Overnight, Soros, 74, has become the major financial player of the left. He has elicited cries of foul play from the right. And with a tight nod, he pledged: "If necessary, I would give more money."
George Soros says that Dubya is a "danger to the world" who reminds him of Nazi Germany and is "leading the U.S. and the world toward a vicious circle of escalating violence."

Soros has 7 billion dollars and said he would give it all up if a Bush loss was guaranteed.

MORE COMPUTER VOTING FREAK-OUT MOMENTS

Thanks to Pandagon for reminding America to Always Get a Receipt.

40% OF NEW JOBS ARE PART-TIME

Damfacrats have been lookin for a solid and simple explanation of why the recent "Bush-economy success" is invalid. This, from Nathan Newman, should do it.

ORIN HATCH GUIDE TO LYING

It's the same thing over and over again. "We don't know why the Dems would do this." "It's just a simple up or down vote. That's all we ask."

It is so typical of the Petrolican way of fibbing.

Pretend that you don't understand why anyone would disagree. Never explain your opponent's argument and confront it.

At most, make up a phony opposition argument, make it as feeble as possible, then trash it.

Make sure your claims are completely hypocritical, i.e., if you are steamrolling everything through Congress you must feign outrage when the minority flexes any muscle whatsoever.

Take an extreme and irrelevant example and act like it represents the entire minority view.

Be sure to make unfounded accusations of unconstitutional behavior because it takes a law degree or a lawsuit to confirm or deny such a charge. Bill O' Reilly uses this effective "legal standard" tactic on a smaller scale, by deeming every opinion he dislikes "defamation."

FRIEND OF DAMFACRATS PASSES NY BAR

A great law school friend has passed the NY bar on his fifth attempt. Passed Jersey the first time. Yeah, man, welcome.

NOW, THIS IS "DEPRESSING"

Because it's true. Thanks to Chris Nelson.

CLAMPING DOWN LIKE SADDAM

The only solution to Iraq that Damfacrats have heard from Petrolicans and their water-carriers is to clamp down harder on the resistance. Michael Weiner said the US should clear everyone out of various towns and then level all that (and who) remains with bombs.

We know that no one is supposed to say this sort of thing and... no question Saddam was a hideous villain but... isn't it just like Saddam to go house to house, quashing the resistance and intimidating everyone into compliance?

Is that what it takes to "control" "Iraq" as it is understood as a "nation?"

DO YOU BELIEVE IN FATE?

We don't, but thought it worth mentioning that Damfacrats 2004 is #2004 today at the Truth Laid Bear. A Crawly Amphibean in the Ecosystem.

ATOM STATION BROADCASTS DIGNIFIED RESPONSE

Damfacrats will have to address this later, as if anyone was interested in our mini-macro dialogue, for we are in danger of being axed if don't get back to the office. Looks like we're actually going to have to discuss facts instead of Damfacratic propaganda. What a hassle.

FRIEDMAN SIDESWIPING ABUTMENTS

Thanks to He who has recently relegated Himself to the passenger seat in the primary demolition derby for directing us to a well-deserved and well-written punking of Tom "Flintstone" Friedman.

STRAIGHT OUT OBSTRUCTION

New Damfaudio - "Straight Out Obstruction"

Most people already know about Senate Majority Leader Dr. Bill Frist's youthful habit of finding homeless cats on which to perform ad hoc dissections, so Damfacrats will sleep instead of linking.

Rick Man-On-Puppy-Kicker SantorumSen Maj Leader Dr. Bill Frist

Santorum and Frist get charged up for the big floor show and do The Stray Cat Ob-struct for some reporters.

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

OLBERMAN'S STAFF VISITING?

Uh, don't think so. However, Countdown picked up Sunday's McWord story and the CNN Mac/PC plant story, and even defended Clark against the latest weak-ass attack.

IRAQ AIN'T NO GERMANY

Damfacrats are pleased that someone is not too depressed to deal with this particular issue.

ATRIOS WALKS AWAY

Yes, we ended that headline with a preposition but, hey, who cares, we don't have any responsibility, it's not like we are the King of Blogs or anything and, after all, it's just too depressing to try and write properly so, yes, we're writing a run-on sentence that smacks stupidly with sarcasm because, well, we just can't be troubled with that pandemic primary problem. (yes, we used cheeseball aliteration and we're not going to check how to spell "aliteration" either)

CNN PLANTS MAC/P.C. DEBATE QUESTION

Atrios noticed the story and Damfacrats have already posted the audio. Reposted below and right here.
POLITICAL DEBATE IN BOSTON

Each of the candidates had a thirty-second video that they played for the youngsters. NYC Walter recommends the Clark video.

Michael Weiner was apparently watching the debate on television as he did his radio show because Damfacrats heard him start to act disgusted by it. He let the audio play and the student inquirer said "I have a question..it's not quite boxers or briefs, but..."

Savage launched into a moralizing and degrading tirade about how repulsive it was that the candidates were being asked about their underwear.

As the actual debate unfolded, during the part Mike Savage didn't play, the girl continued and asked "... Mac or P.C.?"



A NEW WORD FOR DUBYA EVERY DAY UNTIL THE ELECTION

Pretty damn good idea from Screaming Points.

Monday, November 10, 2003

RAVEN'S REAGANS

Raven finds selected quotes from the Reagan movie in Media Life:
Dr. Loyal Davis (Nancy's step-dad) talking about Hollywood: "As far as I can tell, it's nothing but Communists and drug addicts."

Nancy: "It didn't used to be this bad, did it, Mother?"

Edith Davis: "Hell, no. When I was here it was just wall-to-wall Jews and queers."


Holmes Tuttle, about Reagan running for governor: "Reagan's not an actor, he's a movie star. Besides, it's good that he doesn't know anything about government. It makes him more of a man of the people."


Nancy, to Mike (Reagan's adopted son from his first marriage): "I'm not your mother. I don't have to want you. Go back to your real mother and your real father - whoever they were."


Patti, as a young adult hippie: "Gerry Ford is a real argument for birth control. Gerry Ford ... Richard Nixon ... not to mention my father. The pigs have taken over, you know?"


Patti: "Elvis is dead. He would have made a better president than Daddy."


Nancy, reciting what she wished she had said to Mrs. Gorbachev: "No wonder your husband always looks so bored -- because he's married to you, you Stalinist!"


A performer mimicking Nancy at the Gridiron Dinner (a roast for the president): "We're living like kings. So what if Ronnie's cutting back on welfare? I'll still wear a tiara in my coifed hair."

A SPOOKY TREND

Thanks to Bitter Shack of Resentment for noticing an awful coincidence...or worse?

ANOTHER JUDGE IS FAIR AND BALANCED

Damfacrats are strongly opposed to blanket criticism of the judiciary branch so we try to post things like this to remind everyone of how important all three branches are.

Props to The Hamster, once again.

ANOTHER JUDGE ENDORSES DEAN

After seeing this post at Eschaton, we just couldn't resist another over-the-top dig. Atrios does not endorse this headline.

FABULOUS

Our site tracker reveals that a web search on CNN's engine for "Karl Rove's Church" yields only one result: Damfacrats 2004.

DAMFACRATS CALLED 'MEAN AND DISHONEST'

While Damfacrats would not normally engage in the "response to blog criticism" process, we feel compelled to do so in this case. Over at The Atom Station, the writer had this to say about one of our "Protection from Dean Week" posts:

... since the whole Confederate flag flap, the smears seem to have heightened, especially against Dean. Exhibit A: This quote:
Let's stop screwing around with the Confederate flag pandering metrosexual who just can't cut it next year.
No, this didn't come from The Corner or Andrew Sullivan's blog. It came from a liberal Democratic blog that's come out for Clark. ***

There's a line between respectful criticism and being mean and dishonest. This kind of rhetoric is mean and dishonest.
The Atom Station went on to make several more accusations, ask several questions and make several suggestions. Damfacrats, according to the writer, are implied "assholes," guilty of "Republicanesque smearing."

Let us just begin by letting the writer know in what way we are in agreement. The first thing we said about the "flag" remark was "we know what Dean means," so we agree that Dean had the right idea with the wrong (read: outrageous anti-African-American blunder) words. He should have said "Nascar Dads." <<<----(audio link)------

Damfacrats voted Green in 2000, for many of the same reasons expressed by Atom Station. This fact was recorded on the Damfacratic blog long ago.

Damfacrats would also love to live in a society where we had a realistic electoral choice between Mrs. Progressive and Mr. Extra-Progressive. We would love to be able to pick candidates based on their core ideals and their love of humanity, fairness, truth and their love for love itself, which Damfacrats value over all.

Damfacrats, like our attacker, will cherish, support, defend and protect whomever the nominee is, EVEN Joe Lieberman (no chance), although we would retch along the way.

Such is not the case with everyone else in the USA. Damfacrats need not dissect all the tired arguments about Dean's electability. However, those arguments are the KEY to understanding what we are laying down around here: Be For Real.

Everything critical directed at Dean is based on one concept: America will reject him in the general election. Our criticism has nothing to do with his policies or personality.

For you see, Atom Station, as you would have seen had you looked around our blog sufficiently, DAMFACRATS LOVE DEAN! Atom Station misses the point entirely. We love Dean but we hate Dubya oh, so much more, and the time has come to Be For Real.

We will not "screw around" with ideals during the age of Petrolicanism. We will not worry about stances on VoteOffs and we will ignore charisma, passion and yes, even love. Damfacrats basically care about only one thing: who can beat Dubya

The election is happening right now and the future is being set - it's not just "everyone be nice and the best candidate will emerge." It's not up for grabs and so unpredictable that it is somehow a "smear" to accuse Kucinich of unelectability. As we have written on our blog several times, we love Dennis's ideas too, but it is pure fantasy to think he can win even the nomination, let alone the general election.

Yes, Atrios, Damfacrats are not oracles of Delphi but there are reasonable arguments to be made that Clark has a better shot at winning than Dr. Dean and every other candidate, for that matter. More than reasonable. Correct.

Just about every time we took a shot at Dr. Dean we apologized for it. It's kind of like having to quarentine a contagious family or shoot a rabid dog.

1. Metrosexual - Atom Station asks: What's wrong with being a "metrosexual"? Isn't that the enlightened attitude that we should be looking for in the Democratic nominee?

Nothing is wrong with being metrosexual but there is a big problem with saying so when you are trying to convince middle-America that you are an acceptable alternative to the incumbent. Everything a candidate says gets watered down into an idiotic and vague electoral impression, e.g. "trans-metro-what-now? I don' like the sound a' that I reckon I'll go with George W., he's a good Bible man."

Damfacrats figure that Dean was trying to be cute for his young supporters, probably because a young aide informed him of a hilarious South Park episode. As far as so-called metrosexuals being enlightened, we would point out that being in touch with one's feminine side is enlightened, but worshiping material items, clothing and one's own primped up reflection is not.

2. Republicanesque - "Does coming out for Clark entail using Republicanesque smears against Dean?"

As Damfacrats mentioned in a comment somewhere, the Petrolican strategy for smearing Dean is to say next to nothing. This is because they are praying for him to win the nomination with full confidence that he will lose. Meanwhile, Petrolicans have been sliming Clark with every hateful, twisted, cheap shot in the book, from day one.

Do we need to hit people over the head for them to understand all this? Apparently we do, thus, Protection From Dean Week.

3. "Why not focus on the things you like about your candidate?" Damfacrats have done plenty of that, for weeks, and we "came out" in August, generally leaving Dean alone. So have a lot of other folks, who have been reluctant to even endorse anyone specific.

Not good enough. Newsflash: negative campaigning works.

It is time to stop screwing around with Dean and make people understand what we believe to be gospel: Clark is "The One," (provided that, Goodness forbid, NeoCon spooks don't try to off him because of that fact).

4. The Suggestions: Atom Station wants us to "not burn bridges" and to think of whether we would say such things if we knew the guy was running against Bush next year.

Maybe Dean himself could follow that advice, a man who said great things about Clark until the first poll came out showing Clark leading around the nation. In any event, these kind of suggestions, and "flag" apologies, are just cleaning up the froth for a mad dog we need to be shooting.

Let's not forget that Damfacrats have been trying very hard to be humorous about all this tough love. But it is no joke, and, as we have posted a few times already, a vote for Dean is a vote for Bush.

In the end, we have much love for Atom Station and all our Democratic family but Damfacrats especially" heart" folks like Nakedfurniture, too, for "coming out" for "General Dark."

If the writer at Atom Station wants to be truly appalled, he can check out our Damfaudio - "Mostly White Folks." Now, that's what we call a good-old-fashioned everything-out-of-context unfair smear job. Maybe he will start a Republicanesque boycott.

DON'T FORGET THE HIDDEN AUDIO

Ferret

ARMITAGE NOT AS LIKEABLE

Damfacrats used to think maybe Deputy Secretary of State Armitage was O.K. Sort of the way a lot of Americans went around thinking Powell was trustworthy, as some still do. Another Day in the Empire remedies a shallow impression.

THE TALLEST TREE

See the ForestSeeing the Forest has been getting much love, which is much deserved.









CAVUTO SHOOTING FOR HIS OWN DAMFAUDIO

Maybe a cameo, if he's lucky. Here's some things he had to say about Paul Krugman:

And by the way, you sanctimonious twit, no one -- no one -- tells me what to say. I say it. And I write it. And no one lectures me on it. Save you, you pretentious charlatan.

That doesn't make me less of a journalist. But, Mr. Krugman, it does make you more of an ass. Here's the difference: You insinuated it, I just said it.

Thanks to Groupthink Central.

F. LEE BAILEY QUOTE

"Can any of you seriously say the Bill of Rights could get through Congress today? It wouldn't even get out of committee."

From Drunken Ravings, not to be confused with Drunken Ravens.


Sunday, November 09, 2003

QUIZILLA CRAZE SWEEPING THE BLOG NATION

Frankly, we prefer Thumbzilla. However, Freeway Blogger deserves some attention.

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