Sunday, January 10, 2010
These are answers to questions on The State of the Union with John King from Homeland Security Senate Chairman, Joe Lieberman.
LIEBERMAN: (click title to entry - thank you) ...So, as in any war, when the enemy breaks through your lines, you have got to regroup, you've got to strengthen your defenses. Because the truth is, in this war, we cannot set any goal less than 100 percent success. And that means we have got to close the gaps....
Oh, I sincerely agree. Absolutely.
...I think some people have to be held accountable for the mistakes,...
Is that right, Joe?
... the human errors that the president acknowledged that were made, that enabled that Nigerian terrorist to get on that plane to Detroit, and we've got to change some things in the system.
LIEBERMAN: There should be better screening and a proper watch list.
Is that right, Joe?
LIEBERMAN: No, no -- well, I think the investigation will show that. But the point is that it seems to me clear that, beginning with the Department of State when the father came into our embassy in Nigeria, not only should that name have been sent to the National Counterterrorism Center, but somebody should have checked the visa list and immediately pulled that terrorist's visa, so he never got on that plane....
Is that right, Joe?
...Secondly, at the National Counter terrorism Center, something went wrong....
Is that right, Joe?
...That's the place we created after 9/11....
Is that right, Joe? And in what way has it served us well?
...It served us very well, but it did not in this case. So if human errors were made, I think some of the humans who made those errors have to be disciplined so that they never happen again....
Ya, know, Joe. In this case I think you could not be more correct. So, when are you resigning?
Michael Steele, his focus is money and power. No surprise there, but, he lies about most of the elections under his gaze. Those elections were mostly decided before he arrived. He also omits Sarah Palin from his book as noted by Chris Matthews on Hardball. The question Matthews never asked, "Was it reverse discrimination, embarrassment of simply a disregard of a woman that ran as Vice President?" (click here for the 'index' of the letter "P" in his book) Very odd.
In his book tour he touted the lack of optimism for the Republicans. He down played their chances in 2010. It was a strategic move to remove focus on his failing party in hopes to stall any vigorous campaign or get out the vote drive by the Democrats. The real 'chance' for the Republicans in 2010 is for Democrats to stay cozy and warm in their homes on election day.
CQ TODAY ONLINE NEWS
Jan. 10, 2010 – 12:39 p.m.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said Sunday he believes the GOP will “absolutely” win back the House in November — an abrupt about-face from his poisiton last week when he said he doubted Republicans could take control....
Newt Gingrich already has his plans set for his electronic health care business and he doesn't want any chance that the GOP will undo his profits.
Christina Bellantoni | January 8, 2010, 12:30PM
Newt Gingrich is revising his advice to Republicans for their fall campaign lines to be that they would vote to "repeal" the health care bill, saying now they should use the world "replace."
We've been reporting on that campaign line, which Gingrich has been championing for several weeks.
In a brief stop in Atlanta this week, Gingrich said Republicans have ideas on health care, and that at least "400" pages of the nearly 4,000 pages in the Democrats' health care bill "have to be good."
Still, the line should be scrap it, Gingrich said.
"I think every Republican candidate in the country is going to say that they want to replace the bill with something better," Gingrich said, according to The Georgia Report (sub. req.). "I don't think they use the word 'repeal,' they use the word 'replace.'"...
From the media rag that bought you the Obamas in a terrorist motif, comes 'Shock and Awe." Your joking, right? It was a shock that Michael Steele called for Harry Reid's resignation. Heck doesn't that happen at least once a week?
Harry Reid is an incumbent. He has an election to win in 2010. Nothing Harry Reid said wasn't generational NOR thought by other people. He didn't lie. He spoke his mind and he didn't think that Grandma was going to have the plug pulled under the new Health Care Reform Bill. Currently, Harry Reid is expected to win his Senate election by 10 points. Wish it was more.
Given the fact Michael Steele could not find it fit to include a white woman in his book, he has no room to talk. That's for starters. And there was nothing, and I mean NOTHING more bigoted than the cover of The New Yorker when the current President Obama ran his campaign for the elections of 2008. Double standard maybe, huh?
The fact of the matter is there is now a Black Man in the White House and we are tickled he is there. I wish I could say the same for Republicans and their eagerness for bipartisanship. Especially, when one considers all those Republican 'darkies' in the Senate.
I understand there is a book about the 2008 Elections coming on the market this week that openly ridicules the Democrats through reports from folks affiliated with the campaigns. First question and probably the only necessary question is how much were those folks paid? But, in all honesty, I hope this book does not inhibit the expression of frustration and ego by any s within their inner circles of home field where they normally left off steam. Complaining is healthy. I am glad they can do it. It is a shame in this vicious political environment they can't do it safely.
The only point that needs to be made about this book coming on the market is that most of the candidates for President it ridicules are now in power WITH President Obama. I guess we can assume all is forgiven. I am not going to take 'behind the scene comments' seriously. I just won't. I already know Harry Reid regrets saying it, but, he is allowed to do it within the privacy of a campaign headquarters.
Quite frankly, the comment sounds like a reassuring statement from an experienced political figure. It sounds to me as though he was not only reassuring himself about the win of Barak Hussein Obama, but, those around him. The reality is the 2008 Presidential Elections were so critical for the nation that Democrats were scared to their toes something would go "W"rong. A lot of concern for the young candidate came from everywhere and to realize he is now our President with the love for this country and its citizens he exudes is more than we can stand some days.
But, enough of all that mushy stuff, I am sure the portraits this so-called book paints will have some impact, but, in all honesty it is after all 'the truth' that is most important in this day of lies and false agendas that continues within our political culture. I would say to any Democrat that is ridiculed or exposed in this hideous book, to speak openly as they did at the time they made the comments and allow 'the truth' to be known about the pressures they experienced during the campaign. 2008 was a tough year to be a candidate, but, they all did it well.
1/10/10 at 12:00 PM
Michael Steele told Fox News Sunday today that he thinks Harry Reid should step down for his 2008 comments in which he used offensive words to praise Barack Obama, comparing Reid's statement to Trent Lott's assertion that the country would be better if it were still racially segregated. Steele was in the news recently for using the phrase "Honest Injun" to describe the Republican party....
What is the attraction of Sarah Palin? She is basically a 'nice' person. She appears to be competent, but, Sarah isn't ready to govern and she never really was. She is a pretty woman and she held a seat of authority. She rose to national potential as a woman very quickly as a Hillary Wannabe. Every person that ever wanted to be President of the USA, but, always saw themselves unqualified or was 'out of reach' of the possibility like Sarah Palin. She represents 'potential' and that is why she attracts so many to her side and why she is able to survive in a political arena.
She entered the political 'game' in 1992 for the reason of taxes. Not the repeal of them, but, whether or not the Wasilla City Council would spend a new tax wisely. See, nice women that go to church know how to spend taxes wisely and with the same concern as most citizens. She made a clean sweep of the towns department heads as if they were the issue in corruption and appeared to be a powerful person to the people that elected her. I don't know how so many people could be corrupt in one little town, but, I guess anything is possible in Alaska. That says more about the people of that state than anyone really wants to speculate about.
It is the 'morality' persona that Sarah enjoys. It was the same 'persona', the good neighbor identity ("I can see Russia from my house."), that got her elected to Governor when she promised to rid the state of its expensive jet plane (The trappings of wealth.) She is a people pleaser and maybe the best illustration of that is how she picked a name of a Wasilla citizen out of a jar once a week to call and ask how things were going. In Alaska that is possible, in California that is not. Alaska doesn't have budget problems, it has oil, or at least it did. So, being a Governor to a state with a small populous and natural beauty was relatively easy.
That 'persona' is fine for PR purposes, but, as a Vice President or even a prospective Presidential candidate it is a worry. She isn't willing to admit she still has a lot to learn, personal deficits in experience and education that would complicate her duties at the higher levels of Government. That is Sarah's short fall. She is good propaganda material for the sake of winning the 'soft vote,' but, she is dangerously "W"rong for a place in government where calls to neighbors isn't going to enhance her performance in the Oval Office, or in a position of power reasonably close to it.
But, she can sell books, oh yes she can. Her cirriculum vitea is rather needy though and when compared to that of her 'idol' Hillary Clinton lacks in large measure.
Karl Rove is a social climber. He 'makes' his fiscal gains through the power he can bring to lies. He facilitates his power by maintaining a circle of influential friends.
You know, Karl, I think you are a pretty lousy person. Everyone knows the incidence of divorce following a breast cancer diagnosis is very high. Like women really need more heartbreak other than the diagnosis.
One divorce people figure, well okay. But. Two? Huh? Was she afraid of being a partner in your lead on the human rights abuses you fostered and the illegal invastion into Iraq? Or is there just another woman waiting in the wings for a 'decent length of time' to say the divorce wasn't due to adultery? I mean, it wasn't because the two of you weren't compatible. Right? That should be worked out by all standards. There is no chance you were in Argentina with Sanford, the next President Elect, right?
Come on, Karl, go on Larry King Live and lie to the public some more. After all, aren't you the champion of the 'mea culpa' and the heart felt apology to smooth over all grievances by Republicans? Your electorate awaits.
It is all in the packaging, Karl. You just have to package 'the package' right, that's all.
Rove married Houston socialite Valerie Mather Wainwright, on July 10, 1976. (click here for Wiki and reference to the entries there.) He moved to Texas in January 1977. His sister and father still remembered "the wedding [that] was so extravagant that [we] ... still recall it with awe." Rove and Wainwright were divorced in early 1980; she was 26 and he 29. He attended the University of Texas at Austin in 1977; he still lacked a degree. In July 1999 he told The Washington Post he did not have a degree because "I lack at this point one math class, which I can take by exam, and my foreign language requirement."
In January 1986, Rove married Darby Tara Hickson. She is abreast cancer, a graphic designer, and former employee of Karl Rove & Co. Their son, Andrew Madison Rove (b. 1989), is an undergraduate at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
On December 29, 2009, it was reported that Rove and Hickson had been granted a divorce in Texas after 24 years of marriage., Dana Perino Rove's spokesperson, said: “Karl Rove and his wife, Darby, were granted a divorce last week. The couple came to the decision mutually and amicably, and they maintain a close relationship and a strong friendship. There will be no further comment and the family requests that its privacy be respected.”
Women diagnosed with terminal breast cancer may be susceptible to higher divorce rates.
As the American Society of Clinical Oncology told CNN, “Terminally ill cancer patients have a higher-than-average divorce rate, and it’s almost always the husband leaving his sick wife.”
Unable to deal with additional stressors, husbands can quickly feel overwhelmed and neglect their own needs, says Deborah Halpern, communications director for the National Family Caregivers Association.
“They forget to care for themselves,” she says. “They still need to eat properly, even though the wife is not cooking, take their own medications, and take personal time away.”
Similarly, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation says, “Do not be afraid to talk about your feelings.”...
Rush Limbaugh had an anxiety attack. Now, he has a legitimate reason to take Xanax. "I've always wondered, all my life, what a heart attack was like." Well, Rush, you still don't know, you had an anxiety attack. Yep, an anxiety attack and nothing else. So much for 'guts.'
There are people with heart conditions that need good treatment and the health care personnel in the USA are more than capable to address it. He is right. If a person experiences chest pain regardless of its etiology, go to the ER and take aspirin along the way.
"...(Military Tribunals) This is not about convictions, this is about getting information...We have had no domestic attacks under Bush (except for 911 - Giuliani is having a difficult time staying on message.)"
I told you, I told you, I told you so.
The Military Tribunals are not the same as the USA Criminal Courts. They are temporary measures to interrogate POWs and release them to their home countries when it is safe to do so. The criminal courts is where these murderers belong. The Neocons are about torture in their detainments and NOT justice. Get over it. These people are liars. Can't trust them.
Below the former mayor predicted another terror attack. Pay attention to the DATE. It was after the Democrats took a majority in the House in 2006. It is all about politics. He said that once before as well. It was shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001. The reason he said it was to cover his political butt. Now that there is a Democratic President in the White House they are screaming about how poorly everything was handled, yet, at the time and for years afterwards the Republicans chronically stated and terrified the nation doing it, that is WOULD HAPPEN AGAIN !!!
Now, who is calling the kettle black? Huh?
Giuliani Predicts Another Terror Attack!!!! (click here)
Edited on Wed Apr-05-06 03:50 PM by AGENDA21
Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani
predicted Tuesday that 9/11 would not go down in history as the only large-scale terrorist attack on U.S. soil.
Giuliani, who was New York's mayor when when terrorists struck on Sept. 11, 2001, was the keynote speaker at the 2nd Annual Mayor Richard J. Daley Urban Forum, reported the Chicago Tribune.
"Sept. 11 removed any last vestige of thinking that we're isolated," Giuliani said. "We have the same strengths and vulnerabilities as just about every place else."
According to the Tribune, Giuliani urged local, state and federal officials to make "relentless preparation" for another attack, particularly a strike that can't be anticipated.