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The Architect’s House Of Cards Falls Down – Not Soon Enough

Posted by bosskitty on August 13, 2007

rovebush.jpg Rove ‘more dangerous’ on the outside

Karl Rove may be leaving his roles as hard-nosed strategist and bookish policy expert in the Bush White House, but that doesn’t mean Democrats can rest easy.

“Karl outside the White House is more dangerous to Democrats than Karl inside the White House,” said Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, who was Al Gore’s campaign manager. Her view: He’ll have lots more free time now to dream up ways to boost President Bush’s standing, “rebrand” the GOP and conquer the 2008 electoral map.
Though Rove says he is not about to vanish from politics, the debate over the legacy of his unique dual role has begun. Some say he personifies the need to limit the power of White House political aides; others say he’s a model future presidents may want to emulate.

Rove is the epitome of intellect applied to evil goals … Rove incited Republicans into more unscrupulous behavior than they could have imagined on their own . . . He will remain the poster boy for political corruption until someone has the guts to indict him.


Posted in Bush, conspiracy, Contempt, Corruption, Deception, disinformation, DoubleSpeak, Election, Evil, Executive Branch, Hypocracy, Impeach, indictment, Inherent Contempt, intelligence, Karl Rove, Legacy, Orwellian, Politics, President, profiteers, Propaganda, Republican, RNC, Rove, The Divider, The Liar, threat, Vote, War Cost | 9 Comments »

Romney Wins Straw Poll, Huckabee Takes Second

Posted by nytexan on August 11, 2007

Iowa Independent; by: Chase Martyn Saturday (08/11) at 20:23 PM

Results coming in now:


14,302 ballots cast

11th place: John Cox (41 votes, 0.3%)
10th place: John McCain (101 votes, 0.7%)
9th place: Duncan Hunter (174 votes, 1.2%)
8th place: Rudy Giuliani (183 votes, 1.3%)
7th place: Fred Thompson (203 votes, 1.4%)
6th place: Tommy Thompson (1,039 votes, 7.3%)
5th place: Ron Paul (1,305 votes, 9.1%)
4th place: Tom Tancredo (1,961 votes, 13.7%)
3rd place: Sam Brownback (2,192 votes, 15.3%)
2nd place: Mike Huckabee (2,587 votes, 18.1%)
1st place: Mitt Romney (4,516 votes, 31.6%)


14,302 ballots cast
11th place: John Cox (41 votes)
10th place: John McCain (101 votes)
9th place: Duncan Hunter
8th place: Rudy Giuliani
7th place: Fred Thompson
6th place: Tommy Thompson (1039 votes)
5th place: Ron Paul (1305 votes, 9.1%)
4th place: Tom Tancredo (1961 votes, 13.7%)
3rd place: Sam Brownback (2192 votes)
2nd place: Mike Huckabee (2587 votes)
1st place: Mitt Romney (4516 votes)

I wonder if there is anything behind Romney winning since this was recorded yesterday:

Last night, at the pre-Straw Poll “Ronstock” concert at the Bali Satay House in Ames,a Ron Paul volunteer played back a recording of competing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney joking about cheating in a State Fair popularity contest, stuffing the ballot box in Ames, and dodging questions across the state

Posted in Election, GOP, Iowa, News, Republican, Romney, Ron Paul, Sam Brownback, Straw Poll, Tom Tancredo, Vote | 5 Comments »

Human Rights Democratic Candidate Forum – GLBT

Posted by bosskitty on August 9, 2007

BossKitty commented as the candidates sp0ke. See the BLOG.

BossKitty says:


  • 11:01 on 08/09

No, Hillary, you are NOT my girl, yet. You have the experience and the machine to achieve everything GLBT need, but you sound scripted. When the field narrows and you are in the top 2 at the end of the primaries, I will look at you again as the lesser of the bad choices – Ron Paul appears to more liberal than Richardson, but again there is the electability factor. I like Kucinich, Gravel, Obama, and Edwards. Guess which one will make it to the finals.



  • 10:44 on 08/09

Hillary … “I’m your girl” but can you step back and be president? Xena should remain a warrior, but not Queen! Her experience and strong voice has everyone’s attention. Her failure to apologize outright for her war stance reminds me of Bush. NO NO don’t brush the same sex issue onto the states … they didn’t push civil rights onto the states. Nothing will happen until the federal policies demand equality for all. Using states rights are too convenient way of back peddling! Take a federal position!



  • 10:31 on 08/09

Bye Bye Richardson. Just don’t get it do you? Gay is not a choice!



  • 10:25 on 08/09

Richardson, used to be fond of this guy until another blogger living in NM filled me in on his inadequate handling of the state. Reminding the public about his experiences is too convenient, he is a political kinda guy. Sounds good but hollow inside. Don’t want a cardboard steak. Yes, look at his actions. No one listened when we hollered about Bush when he ran Texas into the ground, either.



  • 10:15 on 08/09

Gravel, another great voice, wrong generation. Old hippies never die … their voices are welcome in this America. Gravel is the biggest opponent of ‘Big Business’ electing our candidates and running this country’s policies. Gravel does not play to the media, he plays to the crowd that will listen to what he has learned. He must hope that he can pass along the insight he has accumulated. Again, he has no political machine and is not electable. He is a passionate ‘war horse’ for fair policies for GLBT Americans. Gravel and Kucinich should remain strong allies and work together.


  • 9:51 on 08/09

Kucinich is great. I love this guy.

  • 9:47 on 08/09

Kucinich, great things come in small packages. Such a forcefully pro-gay leprechaun, this guy is great – so sad he does not have the political machine to get himself elected. His idealism is contagious but not electable. We need Kucinich to continue speaking out whether he is electable or not.

  • 9:33 on 08/09

Edwards fights for ordinary people. He is honest about his discomfort with G&L issues. (We know what that means). Because he admits his feelings honestly, I am comfortable with his leadership. I don’t think he would betray his promises, he still has to answer to Elizabeth.

  • 9:27 on 08/09

 Everyone knows what the issues are, everyone has an idea of the world they want to live in, Obama has the tools we need to take us there.

  • 9:21 on 08/09

Obama is a statesman in the making. The art of positive thinking and a solid intellect will make him the statesman this country has needed for 8 years. He appears to see both sides of each coin and find the common ground. This country will not elect another lying radical. I still have not made my choice, but, at least I still have a voice …

Very interesting venue – no Republicans accepted the invitation …

Posted in blog, candidates, Democrat, Election, GLBT, LGBT, Marriage, Politics, taxpayers, Vote | 13 Comments »

Democrats Embrace Bloggers

Posted by bosskitty on August 5, 2007

Democrats spar at blog gathering

Seven of the Democratic candidates for US president have fielded questions from more than 1,000 political bloggers at an annual convention in Chicago. Correspondents say the candidates’ presence reflects the growing influence of such bloggers, seen as a key resource by candidates. The candidates’ appearance at the YearlyKos Convention follows a presidential debate on YouTube in late July, when they answered questions posed solely via online videos. Senator Joe Biden was the only candidate not to attend.

Wild Wild Web: Dems Court Online Mavens
Democrats Court Liberal Bloggers
Bloggers Give Clinton a Mixed Reception
Candidates Forum Highlights Importance of Net Roots to Democratic Party

Democratic presidential candidate pay homage to liberal bloggers

Blogger Event Draws Democrats

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton refused Saturday to forsake campaign donations from lobbyists, turning aside challenges from her two main rivals with a rare defense of the special interest industry.

Notice that Democrats are at least giving the appearance of communicating with ‘the people’ who they want to lead. Notice the Republicans are less enthusiastic about hearing the thoughts of the people they want to subject to Theocratic suppression. I give Ron Paul the ‘brass orbs’ to stand against the neocon line and be the last great hope for what used to be the party of Lincoln.

Posted in Biden, blog, Blog Stats, candidates, Clinton, contributions, debate, Democracy In Action, Democrat, Dodd, Edwards, Election, Gravel, Kucinich, Obama, Richardson, Ron Paul, Vote, World Blogs, YearlyKos | 4 Comments »

Military Contributions Supports Ron Paul

Posted by nytexan on July 17, 2007

It’s interesting that the GOP continues to tell us that the withdrawal from Iraq is a slap in the face of the troops. Surprise the military isn’t contributing to the hawks.

In the recent 2nd Quarter report, Ron Paul, the staunchly anti-war GOP candidate is getting the most contributions from employees of the military. Spin that Bush.

H/T to The Spin Factor for digging through the reports to pull out this jewel.


RON PAUL: 24,965 [6,975] [6,765] [4,650] [5,075] [1,500]
McCain: 17,475 [6925] [6305] [1795] [800] [1600]
Romney: 3,551 [2,051] [0] [1500] [0]
Giuliani: 2,320 [1,450] [370] [250] [250]
Hunter: 1000 [0] [1000] [0]
Huckabee: 750 [250] [0] [500]
Tancredo: 350 [350] [0] [0]
Brownback: 71 [71] [0] [0]
Thompson: 0 [0] [0] [0]

Units are contributions in dollars by employees of the respective military organizations.

Source: Finance Reports for the 2007 July Quarterly.


49.5% Ron Paul
34.6% McCain
7.0% Romney
4.6% Giuliani
2.0% Hunter
2.3% Others

*Note: These statistics include the contributions of employees who recorded or indicated their military branch. Contributions where no employer was specified were naturally not included.

**Edit: McCain and Ron Paul have USMC contributions which were overlooked. Their totals have been corrected. (6/17/07)

Posted in Bush, contributions, Election, GOP, Headlines, Iraq, military, National, News, Politics, President, Republican, Ron Paul, veterans, Vote | 1 Comment »

Cornyn Not Voting on Osama bin Laden

Posted by nytexan on July 16, 2007

Can someone please explain to me why Senator do freaking nothing Cornyn didn’t vote on this bill. I guess since Bush doesn’t think about bin Laden anymore, so Cornyn thought he would follow suit.

Cornyn will make sure that he always votes no to bringing the troops home but he’ll take a pass on bin Laden. The mans priorities are completly irresponsible.

Recent Senate Votes
Dorgan Amendment-Bringing Osama bin Laden and Other Leaders of al Qaeda to Justice Vote Agreed to (87-1, 12 Not Voting)

This amendment to the defense authorization bill calls for quarterly classified reports on the Bush administration’s work to capture al Qaeda leaders.

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison voted YES……send e-mail or see bio
Sen. John Cornyn voted Not Voting……send e-mail or see bio

Wasn’t bin Laden they guy who took down the towers? Isn’t bin Laden the reason we went to war in Afghanistan? Cornyn will be the first to espouse the GOP mantra on how dangerous al Qaeda is and how we have to keep fighting the war on terror and then he doesn’t vote.

What in the heck is Cornyn doing that’s so important he can’t get his lazy overpaid behind to the Senate floor to vote? Not voting, even in protest (protest of what on this topic I can’t figure out) is not an option.

It’s not hard to figure out why John Cornyn is the worst Texas Senator.


Posted in Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Congress, Cornyn, Election, GOP, Headlines, Middle East, National, News, Osama, Politics, Republican, Senate, Vote, War, War on Terror | 4 Comments »

Racism And The GOP Candidates

Posted by nytexan on July 14, 2007

The Republican Party is a disgrace to all Americans. In their rush to sound as if they really care about “all” Americans, they continue to show their true colors…..racism and bigotry.

The GOP’s continued contempt for anyone who is not white, heterosexual or wealth is clearly exposed at the NAACP Annual Convention.


  • Standing in the middle of 10 podiums, nine of them empty but waiting for Republican candidates, U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo asked, “Do you think we should wait a few minutes to see if these other guys show up?”
  • Ten Republican candidates were invited. The others either did not respond to the invitation or cited scheduling conflicts.


Since this is an annual event you would think the Republicans would have made arrangement. All eight Democrats showed up, I guess they figured out how to arrange their schedules. The spin on this should be interesting but not excusable.

The African Americans should be outraged at this blatant display of racism.

Where is the MSM on this. Oh I forgot something big must be happening in Hollywood.

Posted in ABC, African American, America, candidates, Election, GOP, Headlines, NAACP, News, Politics, prejudice, Racism, Republican, RNC, Tom Tancredo, Vote | 6 Comments »

House Passes Iraq Troop Withdrawal

Posted by nytexan on July 12, 2007

HR2956 – House Iraq Troop Withdrawal Passes

Democrats Yea = 219 Nay= 10 NV= 2

Republican Yea = 4 Nay = 191 NV= 6

Total Votes Yea = 223 Nay = 201 NV= 9

Who are the 10 Democrats that voted Nay?

BTW: Pelosi gave a very good speech. Now if she could just get all the democrats on the same page.

UPDATE: From  MyDD: 

Republicans voting Yea:

Reps. Duncan, Emerson, Gilchrest, Jones (N.C.)

Democrats voting Nay:

Reps. Barrow, Boren, Carney, Ellsworth, Holden, Kucinich, Marshall, Matheson, Snyder, Taylor

Representatives not voting:

Berkley, Conyers, Cubin, Davis, Jo Ann, Jindal, Paul, Tancredo, Young (AK)

Posted in Congress, Democrat, Iraq, Politics, Republican, Vote, War | 10 Comments »

Sneaky US Senate: Wants To Hire Criminals & Addicts To Defend Us

Posted by bosskitty on July 10, 2007




Ex- convicts and addicts may get DoD clearance

At the Pentagon’s request, Senate defense authorizers tucked deep within a defense bill a repeal of the department’s restriction on granting security clearances to ex-convicts, drug addicts and the mentally incompetent.

The repeal provision now is creating discord between the Senate Armed Services and the Intelligence committees. In its markup of the 2008 defense authorization bill, the Intelligence panel voted to delete the Armed Services provision.

The law negatively affects individuals who have committed a qualifying crime but have determined trustworthy by “national adjudicative standards,” according a Pentagon spokesman. Because the statute only applies to the Pentagon, it hinders clearance reciprocity with other federal agencies, he added.

The Senate Intelligence Committee, however, warned of the dangers of a blanket repeal of the law, which could lead to unintended compromises or mishandling of classified information.

S. 1547: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008

Sec. 1064. Repeal of standards for disqualification from issuance of security clearances by the Department of Defense.

Boy, the Senate is trying to slip another one past us! What we need are more convicts, drug addicts, and mentally unstable DOD employees. Maybe we’ve elected so many criminals already, that they feel the whole country needs to be protected BY criminals instead of FROM criminals!

Hey! Homeland Security is looking for a ‘few good employees’, why not staff them with criminals, too? Why not screw up our defense system worse than it already is? Where is Main Scream Media on this detail?

Posted in Accountability, addicts, administration, Black Ops, candidates, Congress, Corruption, criminal, Democracy In Action, DOD, drugs, Election, Homeland Security, Hypocracy, Law, Legacy, mental health, military, Of Interest, Oversight, Pentagon, Pentagon Corruption, Politics, resonsibility, Soldiers, taxpayers, threat, United States, VA, veterans, Vote, War Contractors, War Cost | 4 Comments »

Hutchison and Cornyn Favorite Word “NO”

Posted by nytexan on July 6, 2007

The Texas twins are a true waste of space in the Senate. True to form, their never ending no votes against Americans continue. In 2008 we will have an opportunity to get rid of Cornyn and start putting the country back in the hands of the people and not the corporation, lobbyist or administration.

Recent Senate Votes

Employee Free Choice Act – Vote Rejected (51-48, 1 Not Voting)

The Senate did not have the necessary 60 votes to close debate and proceed to a vote on this labor bill, which would allow workers to form unions by signing union cards rather than by secret ballot elections.

  • Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison voted NO……send e-mail or see bio
    • Sen. John Cornyn voted NO……send e-mail or see bio

    Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act – Vote Rejected (46-53, 1 Not Voting)
    After six weeks of working toward a compromise on immigration reform, the Senate failed to reach the 60 votes needed to close debate and vote on this bill.

    • Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison voted NO……send e-mail or see bio
    • Sen. John Cornyn voted NO……send e-mail or see bio

    Recent House Votes

    Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations, FY 2008 – Vote Passed (272-155, 5 Not Voting)

    The House passed this $27.6 billion bill that would fund the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Interior, the Forest Service and the Indian Health Service for the 2008 fiscal year.

    • Rep. Lloyd Doggett voted YES……send e-mail or see bio

    Financial Services and General Government Appropriations, FY 2008 – Vote Passed (240-179, 13 Not Voting)

    The House passed this $21.4 billion bill that would fund the Department of Treasury, the Executive office, the Judiciary, the District of Columbia and independent agencies for the 2008 fiscal year.

    • Rep. Lloyd Doggett voted YES……send e-mail or see bio

    Posted in Congress, Cornyn, Doggett, GOP, Hutchinson, News, Politics, Republican, Senate, Vote | 4 Comments »