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"Home Again, Home Again..."
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
Dr. Alan H. Levinson
said on 5/16/2005 @ 12:44 pm PT...
Yikes, I'm jumping out of my skin!!!!!!!!!
5pm tonight, John Conyers will be on the Wolf Blitzer Report on CNN. Excuse my lack of etiquette, but I must go change my underwear!!!!!
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 5/16/2005 @ 1:12 pm PT...
I made a contribution to Bradblog by PayPal on Saturday night - does Bradblog generally sent a confirmation email?
I just want to make sure you got the dough from PayPal!
No rush on my part --- I know you've got too much to do already.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 5/16/2005 @ 1:14 pm PT...
BRAD! Welcome Home! Thank you so much for dedicating your life to saving our country!
Please! if at all possible try to get a little rest, eat some good, wholesome food and get some Kelp or dulce from your natural food store to sprinkle on your food. You're running yourself ragged and need to recharge your batteries, ya hear?!
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 5/16/2005 @ 1:15 pm PT...
PS Brad --- don't look for my contribution under my screen name or the email link I provided here - ya know.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 5/16/2005 @ 1:18 pm PT...
Wow Brad! Back to the online fray! Sorry we don't stop to visit more, however.....
Just a quick note about the Newsweek story and Bush regime efforts to get rid of it
We really need to join forces in urging Newsweek "Don't back down!" At long last, the world is starting to wake up in outrage over the Bush Administration
policies, and hey, guess what..... NEWSWEEK CARRIED THE STORY! It was a story that was every bit the equivalent of the shot heard around the world, apparently sparking riots across the globe!!
Specifically, I refer to the story about the abuse of the Quran at Guantanamo, and yep, maybe they had a detail or two off. But, we all know as Raw Story reports it -
"Several former detainees at the Guantanamo and Bagram airbase prisons have reported instances of their handlers sitting or standing on the Quran, throwing or kicking it in toilets, and urinating on it." See:
"Newsweek report on Quran matches many earlier accounts. Contrary to White House assertions, the allegations of religious desecration at Guantanamo published by Newsweek May 6 are common among ex-prisoners and have been widely reported outside the United States, RAW STORY has learned."
One more time everybody, the drill goes as follows: The Bush Administration puts pressure on the Newsweek folks to cover up what the Bush Admin.
has allowed/condoned, not just at Guantanamo but all over the world. If they can't make Newsweek retract the story, then they're afraid the rest of the stories will come out. The rioting and world outrage is not because Newsweek told the story. It is because Bush and Rumsfield allowed/condoned for it to happen out there!! And the Bush administration is upset, not because it occurred, but because Newsweek exposed it!
Hey! Let's Welcome Newsweek back to something resembling real reporting!! This is a major step forward to see MSM folks stepping up and starting to do something like real investigative reporting, and of course the Bush henchmen will scream at them. That's what happens when you speak the truth! Let's all send a note to Newsweek -DON'T BACK DOWN! DON'T RETRACT THAT STORY! If they do they too will continue to be part of the coverup of the truth.
Send a note to Newsweek urging them to not back down, but to instead tell the whole story including the letter from Conyers and the 51 Congressmen demanding an investigation.
Hey, Welcome back Brad!! Sorry for the abrupt jump into the trenches - The battles rage on!
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 5/16/2005 @ 1:19 pm PT...
Perhaps all of the perplexities in the spectrum of ideas, attitudes, and situations we deal with in the blogosphere these days - politics, philosophy, crime, and religion, need attention at a higher level.
As you know I have argued that a lot of the behavior of this neocon admin and the neocon congress is due to the classified and secret ideas they are dealing with behind the public's back.
I have pushed the idea of PEAK OIL as the background reality causing them to act as if they had gone mad all of a sudden. The strange war rhetoric, the strange voting manifestations, and the strange compliance of the MSM in all of it.
I ran across an article that is actually an interview with a journalist who became a writer of a different type. He has been focusing on PEAK OIL and all it tends to mean.
He says: "One thing that I'm predicting is that there will be a vigorous and futile defense of suburbia and all its entitlements, no matter what reality is telling us to do. And this will translate into a lot of political mischief. You can quote me: Americans will vote for cornpone Nazis before they will give up their entitlements to a McHouse and a McCar."
He suggests elsewhere in the article (link here), that the current war ideology and those madnesses that go along with it, are the result of the powers that be knowing what is coming.
He thinks the madness is a cosmic kneejerk reaction on a massive scale.
What do you think?
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 5/16/2005 @ 1:25 pm PT...
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COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 5/16/2005 @ 1:32 pm PT...
Gordon H #5
Thanks. I emailed Newsweek urging them not to back down.
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 5/16/2005 @ 1:35 pm PT...
Kira #2 --
You should have received a confirmation email yourself from PayPal. You can log into your account at PayPal.com to check the status of your donation using the "History" feature as well.
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 5/16/2005 @ 1:44 pm PT...
Thanks Torqued #9
I did get PayPal's confirmation. I guess I trust them? I have used PayPal for other purchases, but always got an additional response from the payee to let me know they received the amount of the transaction.
*sigh* I don't have blind trust anymore :shrug:
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 5/16/2005 @ 1:47 pm PT...
I try to send out a thank you note when receiving PayPal donations (harder to do for the Snail Mail donations). But I haven't answered to the couple that came in late last week yet. Just one of the catchup items on my plate.
Gordon H - Thanks for posting that. It's one of the items on my plate I hope to deal with soon! Thanks for getting the word out here now!
Jen - Thanks for the kelp tip! Not eating enough or well enough these days for sure! So hopefully I'll start getting some rest and decent food (with or without kelp!) soon now that I'm home!
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 5/16/2005 @ 1:56 pm PT...
Thank you Brad, and please, NO HURRY because I know you're totally swamped. As I said, I like to be sure the middleman is honest!
Love ya LOTS.
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 5/16/2005 @ 2:10 pm PT...
WHAT'S THIS? Wolf Blitzer says Newsweek has formally RETRACTED it's story about the desecration of the Koran?
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
said on 5/16/2005 @ 2:16 pm PT...
Yay geedumbya - let's start another war with N. Korea.
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
said on 5/16/2005 @ 2:27 pm PT...
From Raw Story:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEWSWEEK STATEMENT ON QUR'AN STORY FROM EDITOR MARK WHITAKER: New York-"Based on what we know now, we are retracting our original story that an internal military investigation had uncovered Qur'an abuse at Guantanamo Bay."
Despite the fact that the original Newsweek report IS 100% TRUE and backed by previous reports! How low will the lapdog media go?
COMMENT #16 [Permalink]
said on 5/16/2005 @ 5:33 pm PT...
There's a village in Texas that wants their IDIOT back!
COMMENT #17 [Permalink]
said on 5/16/2005 @ 5:53 pm PT...
I'll spring for the bus fare!
COMMENT #18 [Permalink]
said on 5/16/2005 @ 6:06 pm PT...
Umm - from USINFO.STATE.GOV --- if I'm reading this right ... should a copy of this go to Newsweek, CNN and all the rest?
Afghan Riots Not Tied to Report on Quran Handling, General Says
Army investigating allegations of mishandling at Guantanamo Bay facility
By Jacquelyn S. Porth
Washington File Staff Writer
*snip* ... Washington – The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff says a report from Afghanistan suggests that rioting in Jalalabad on May 11 was not necessarily connected to press reports that the Quran might have been desecrated in the presence of Muslim prisoners held in U.S. custody at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Air Force General Richard Myers told reporters at the Pentagon May 12 that he has been told that the Jalalabad, Afghanistan, rioting was related more to the ongoing political reconciliation process in Afghanistan than anything else....
...However, Myers said an after-action report provided by U.S. Army Lieutenant General Karl Eikenberry, commander of the Combined Forces in Afghanistan, indicated that the political violence was not, in fact, connected to the magazine report. ***more***
COMMENT #19 [Permalink]
said on 5/16/2005 @ 6:18 pm PT...
Bushw@ker, we keep all our idiots in one place; that's called the Texas Legislature, locally as the Lege. They are amusing, keep Ronnie Earle real busy and haven't shot anybody in the last couple of weeks as far as I know.
Torqued: those previous reports need to be sent out like buckshot flying hot and fast. Making Newsweek PROVE their souce was the key for the WH; however, they want a black-out and that shouldn't happen. And Newsweek better be checking out their source, who that person is, who he has worked for, money sources cause this sorta smells like Rather's Last Stand.
Last, Bush ain't from Texas. However, we do have idiot migrations ever so often. There's a real balance going on; that's why we have so many writers and artist that originate from here and so much music. Living in a feudal system set up by big energy and the top 10 law firms, you have a lot to reflect on.
COMMENT #20 [Permalink]
said on 5/16/2005 @ 6:22 pm PT...
Is there anything that isn't phony or a lie about gee-duhbya?
COMMENT #21 [Permalink]
said on 5/16/2005 @ 6:27 pm PT...
Brad, I did mean to mention you, too.
Thanks so much for your powerful contribution to freedom and, at the very least, preserving the rationality of those who visit this board regularly. We howl at the moon a lot, but we're just practicing...at this point lol.
COMMENT #22 [Permalink]
said on 5/16/2005 @ 6:30 pm PT...
His enthusiasm and knowledge of sports is real.
I can't testify to anything else but I suspect he has mighty big closets.
COMMENT #23 [Permalink]
said on 5/16/2005 @ 8:02 pm PT...
And all kinds of closets too!
COMMENT #24 [Permalink]
said on 5/16/2005 @ 8:32 pm PT...
COMMENT #25 [Permalink]
said on 5/16/2005 @ 11:46 pm PT...
The BU$H LEGACY measured in young American lives (as at 13th February 2005)
COMMENT #26 [Permalink]
said on 5/17/2005 @ 9:15 am PT...
Oh, BW25 - What a thing it would be if someone could lean all these photos up against the Vietnam Wall on The Mall! This is such a heartbreak. And imagine the photos of all the Iraqi victims of their own "liberatiion"!
COMMENT #27 [Permalink]
said on 5/17/2005 @ 11:13 am PT...
The neocon hypocrisy continues.
Remember all the neocan outrage directed at the UN because of the "oil for food" scandal?
Now it is turning out the US oilers did more of it than the rest of the world combined (story here).
Yep the blood for oil folk, the pot, is calling the oil for food (kettle) black ... even tho the kettle is them.
Oh Pogo you were so right, "We have met the enemy, and it is us".
COMMENT #28 [Permalink]
said on 5/17/2005 @ 12:16 pm PT...
Czaragorn #26 --- Visit this site --- (Center Column at the bottom of page ... view slideshow):
YaYaCanada: George W. Bush and company are turning Iraqi children into rubble, in spite of Luke 17:1 and 2 where Jesus clearly states: "It is impossible but that offences will come; but woe unto him through whom they come. It were better that he were hanged about the neck, and be cast into the sea than that he should offend one of these little ones." CHRISTIANS! What the hell are you thinking, letting this happen? Every church bell from North to South, and East to West, should be loudly ringing until this evil is stopped.
All the meetings and public prayer in the world won't stop Bush. If you don't have a bell, please get one!
Thanks for the link & Pogo quote.
COMMENT #29 [Permalink]
said on 5/17/2005 @ 1:26 pm PT...
COMMENT #30 [Permalink]
said on 5/17/2005 @ 1:29 pm PT...
Whoops --- I was using Torqued's HTML Community Assistant when that happened (post #29 no close tag) ??!!
So - Torqued - wanna troubleshoot?
COMMENT #31 [Permalink]
said on 5/17/2005 @ 3:03 pm PT...
When newspapers and news programs start reporting the news, I will subscribe again to the newspaper. Brad has only the truth - this is where I learn the truth in the world today. Keep on your single hand reporting, I'll keep sending money. You all are great!!!!
COMMENT #32 [Permalink]
said on 5/17/2005 @ 4:21 pm PT...
Scott McC. can stick this in his ear:
From USA TODAY
Detainees' lawsuits also allege desecration
By Toni Locy, USA TODAY
Current and former detainees have been alleging for more than a year that American soldiers in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have desecrated the Koran — but none of the allegations has been substantiated by military investigators. ***more***
So - anybody think the military investigators will do the right thing here?