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McCain's Junta
Author: Raine    Date: 05/12/2008 12:52:55

Hi everyone...

Last night there was some wild and woolly weather in the ATL, our power didn't get turned back on till early this morning.... btw, has anyone here ever tried painting by candlelight? :thud:

Ok. on to the news of the day....
Not one... but TWO lobbyists/aides for John McCain have ties to Myanmar Junta....
Both Mr Goodyear and the second aide to resign this weekend, Doug Davenport, worked for the lobbying firm DCI, the former as its chief executive.

Newsweek magazine revealed on Saturday that DCI was paid more than $300,000 (£150,000) by Burma's military leadership for lobbying work to improve its image in the US.

Offering his resignation as convention coordinator shortly afterwards, Mr Goodyear said he was standing down "so as not to become a distraction in this campaign".
'NOT TO BECOME A DISTRACTION?' Are you kidding me??? I say this NEEDS to be a distraction for the campaign. This is the kind of maverick John McCain is, my friends.

We in America are watching over a hundred thousand human beings die in Burma and John McCain hired people who took money to help make that happen.

So once again, while we discuss the Rev. Wright, flag pins, Hillary not leaving the race, John McCain is getting a free ride, and people ARE dying. The following shows just a few of John's Good friends...


If you want more Bush, Vote McCain.

:peace: and

Raine

206 comments (Latest Comment: 05/13/2008 04:29:40 by livingonli)
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Comment by Scoopster on 05/12/2008 12:58:27
Wooo thankees Raine! We've got some weird stuff goin' on up here today, I think it's from the same storm movin up the coast. No rain yet, just a lotta swirling gray stuff...

Comment by Raine on 05/12/2008 13:07:23
Well watch out Scoop. This is the same storm that passed thru Faye's area and wiped out an entire town.



2 people died down around Macon Georgia... Jeez, Where is Inhoff to tell me that this is all a big 'global warming joke' when you need him? I could use a good lie right now to calm my nerves!

Comment by BobR on 05/12/2008 13:22:52
Myanmar before and after the cyclone. :o



Ho-ly crap.



(thanks to RWH)

Comment by Raine on 05/12/2008 13:24:31
Bloggie updated!

Comment by m-hadley on 05/12/2008 13:28:32
Mornin' Everybody :coffee:

Limping into another week - Happy Monday Great post, Raine - especially given the weather challenges - stay dry everyone

Cheers,

mfaye

Comment by Raine on 05/12/2008 13:28:47
:rofl: Hill Billies! Chris!!

Comment by livingonli on 05/12/2008 13:32:03
Good morning everyone.



We're supposed to get a good soaking here today, but hopefully we won't get what has hit the southern tier. Probably the same storm that caused the postponement of 3 ball games yesterday (including the Yankees).

Comment by Raine on 05/12/2008 13:35:41
I am SO over Talking about Hillary!!!

Comment by livingonli on 05/12/2008 13:36:30
Quote by Raine:

I am SO over Talking about Hillary!!!


That's why I am staying out of the SMS live blog.

Comment by jd_in_ny on 05/12/2008 13:38:00
"there's a perception out there" that he's all style and no substance ?!

well I wonder where that comes from, with everyone repeating it over and over.

Comment by wickedpam on 05/12/2008 13:38:12
Morning :hug:



We will be boarding at 1200 hours...

http://www.ocean.udel.edu/blacksea/history/photos/arklanding.jpg


Comment by livingonli on 05/12/2008 13:39:44
Momma in Montreal in August. I've had good times there. :P

Comment by Raine on 05/12/2008 13:40:17
Comment by livingonli on 05/12/2008 13:40:37
Good morning Mala. How was your weekend?



Sounds like DC is getting the same weather we're having. We're only supposed to get up to the low 50's today.

Comment by Raine on 05/12/2008 13:41:09
Quote by wickedpam:

Morning :hug:



We will be boarding at 1200 hours...

http://www.ocean.udel.edu/blacksea/history/photos/arklanding.jpg


:rofl:

Comment by Raine on 05/12/2008 13:43:05
Quote by jd_in_ny:

"there's a perception out there" that he's all style and no substance ?!

well I wonder where that comes from, with everyone repeating it over and over.


Didn't we on the left have this SAME discussion 6 months ago? I am so sick of these divisions.





Comment by wickedpam on 05/12/2008 13:43:24
Quote by livingonli:

Good morning Mala. How was your weekend?



Sounds like DC is getting the same weather we're having. We're only supposed to get up to the low 50's today.








wet, cold, wet, wet, wet, cold, frickin cold and flood.

Comment by livingonli on 05/12/2008 13:45:33
Hey, maybe the blog bar can be designed to turn into an ark.

Comment by livingonli on 05/12/2008 13:48:43
One of my morning e-mails. Looks like Comcast is up to shenanigans.



Comcast, which has a history of censoring political content is STILL

abusing their monopoly power to suppress political speech. Last week

in San Francisco they REFUSED to accept the new Shirley Golub TV ad,

in her congressional primary challenge against Nancy Pelosi.



Stop Comcast Censorship Action Page:

http://www.shirley08.com/petitions/pnum835.php



Apparently they did not take kindly to Golub's comparison of the

political behavior of the current Speaker of the House to a rubber

chicken, for her cowardice in not standing up to the Bush

administration. But that's not their call, and in the meantime the 3

major non-cable broadcast outlets ARE running the ad and they all

think it's a delightful hoot.



The real problem is that Shirley wanted to place these ads

specifically to support Keith Olbermann on MSNBC cable, and Comcast

by their action is making it immensely harder for her to mobilize

those who are Olbermann's viewers, her natural base. It is simply

outrageous for Comcast to refuse to air perfectly acceptable

political speech because THEY don't like the content. We must flood

them with complaints, or Olbermann himself, with his own

uncompromising commentary, may not be far behind.



The action page above will send your message of complaint to Comcast

CEO Brian Roberts, and let Keith Olbermann and MSNBC know what's

going on.



With more that 30,000 YouTube views already this amazing TV ad is

having a real impact. It was a featured news story for a full news

cycle the first day it aired. And it is only because of your

contributions that this is happening. Please watch it again, and if

you can make a donation to run even more of these spots on the

stations that are accepting them, we can really put the heat on

Comcast.



Rubber Chicken TV Spot: http://www.shirley08.com/rubber_chicken.php



You can make a real difference right now by telling Comcast that they

need to back off. And if you can make a contribution of $100 or more,

Shirley wants to send you one of the new bright orange "IMPEACH BOTH"

caps to wear proudly. And if you can be a "tell it like it is" angel

and donate $1,000 or more, Shirley will also send you one of her

custom embroidered, satin baseball award jackets with the "I'm On The

Table" message.



Keith Olberman himself has said much more unflattering things about

members of the Bush administration than calling them chickens, and

that's why we love him, for his truth telling. And it is critical for

Shirley mobilize the audience who watches Olbermann on cable, and in

particular because only on cable can she focus on her constituents

exactly within the limits of her congressional district.



The courage of Shirley Golub is a breaking news story. With your help

in a matter of days we can break her out as true national leadership

figure, and then won't Nancy Pelosi be running scared.



Paid for by Shirley Golub for Congress



Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed

to be ours, and forward this alert as widely as possible.


Comment by livingonli on 05/12/2008 13:50:46
According to yesterday's Newsday, Murdoch may have bowed out of the bid to buy the newspaper paving the way for Cablevision to buy the paper.

Comment by Raine on 05/12/2008 13:52:20
:rage: Comcast...



NET NUETRALITY MAN!!!!

Comment by BobR on 05/12/2008 13:54:53
Quote by livingonli:

Hey, maybe the blog bar can be designed to turn into an ark.


:lol:



"Your beverage cup may be used as a floatation device..."

Comment by Raine on 05/12/2008 13:56:30
Guh... Adelle again?



Comment by jd_in_ny on 05/12/2008 13:59:32
hmmm... maybe every time we're moved to respond re: something we've already hashed out again and again and again, we should post a nice (not too big) picture or fun link. A good start to the week, if you will.

anyone?

Comment by livingonli on 05/12/2008 14:01:29
Hillary's Grotesque Insult to African-Americans.



There is, indeed. There was a name for it when the Republicans were using that kind of lousy rhetoric to good effect: it was called the Southern strategy, although it was hardly limited to the South. Now the Clintons, in their desperation to find some way -- any way -- back to the White House, have leapt aboard that sorry train.



He can't win! Don't you understand? He's black! He's black!



The Clintons have been trying to embed that gruesomely destructive message in the brains of white voters and superdelegates for the longest time. It's a grotesque insult to African-Americans, who have given so much support to both Bill and Hillary over the years.







But it's an insult to white voters as well, including white working-class voters. It's true that there are some whites who will not vote for a black candidate under any circumstance. But the United States is in a much better place now than it was when people like Richard Nixon, George Wallace and many others could make political hay by appealing to the very worst in people, using the kind of poisonous rhetoric that Senator Clinton is using now


Comment by velveeta jones on 05/12/2008 14:01:52
Morning all. Velveeta checking in. We also had high winds and large parts of our Co. is powerless. We lost our refrigerator (?) !! It has power but no cold. Some damn computer chip I'm sure........... but I just went major grocery shopping on Sat. So........ this sucks!!



*sigh*



Anyway, Sears has been called and will be out promptly tomorrow between 8am and 5pm.



My problems remain small compared to those poor people in Burma! And in China with the Earthquake. (Both countries we may never know the correct death toll estimates).



I'll be off today, cleaning up and ........... shopping/getting ice, etc. Stay safe everyone!

Comment by wickedpam on 05/12/2008 14:02:09
Quote by livingonli:

According to yesterday's Newsday, Murdoch may have bowed out of the bid to buy the newspaper paving the way for Cablevision to buy the paper.






There was news yesterday? I thought it was all about Princess Hello Kitty and the limestone cross.



Comment by velveeta jones on 05/12/2008 14:04:55
Oh! And SCREW John McCain!! What a LIAR!!!



I don't have a problem with Lobbying, I know its one of those things that we do need. Otherwise we'd have no funding for the Arts or laws for the disabled to have access (for examples). But a lobbying firm can chose the companies it wants to represent! Lets keep that in mind.

Comment by livingonli on 05/12/2008 14:08:55
I have the BBC World on and they are reporting about an earthquake in China and the relief efforts in Burma (calling it Myanmar is an acknowledgment of the dictatorship).

Comment by BobR on 05/12/2008 14:09:58
Quote by velveeta jones:

Morning all. Velveeta checking in. We also had high winds and large parts of our Co. is powerless. We lost our refrigerator (?) !! It has power but no cold. Some damn computer chip I'm sure........... but I just went major grocery shopping on Sat. So........ this sucks!!



*sigh*



Anyway, Sears has been called and will be out promptly tomorrow between 8am and 5pm.



My problems remain small compared to those poor people in Burma! And in China with the Earthquake. (Both countries we may never know the correct death toll estimates).



I'll be off today, cleaning up and ........... shopping/getting ice, etc. Stay safe everyone!


From an electrical standpoint, refrigerators are pretty simple. If everything runs (fans, lights, etc.) but it's not getting cold, then either the freon leaked out, or the compressor is not running. The compressor not running could be any number of things.



The other possibility is that the defroster is not working. We got a fridge for free because the owner was moving and said it didn't work (and didn't want to fix it). It turns out the defrost was broken, so the coils would slowly freeze up until air couldn't flow around them anymore.



I got a new defrost unit from a local parts place for 70 bucks, replaced it, and it's worked perfectly ever since.



Comment by BobR on 05/12/2008 14:11:36
Bill O'Tooley - too funny!!!

Comment by wickedpam on 05/12/2008 14:12:32
shit....

Comment by livingonli on 05/12/2008 14:12:47
It looks like Bill-O's descent into madness started earlier than any of us suspected.

Comment by Raine on 05/12/2008 14:13:33
Quote by jd_in_ny:

hmmm... maybe every time we're moved to respond re: something we've already hashed out again and again and again, we should post a nice (not too big) picture or fun link. A good start to the week, if you will.

anyone?
I Will try!







Comment by Raine on 05/12/2008 14:16:01
Well at least Roland knows how to write!

Comment by Raine on 05/12/2008 14:19:15
http://www.jvoichdesigns.com/needlepoint_by_samantha_taylor/images/news_2005/october/kitties.jpg


Comment by livingonli on 05/12/2008 14:19:49
That McCain-Lieberman love combo is just too creepy.

Comment by Raine on 05/12/2008 14:19:55
:spit: OMG!!!!

Comment by BobR on 05/12/2008 14:20:15
That LIEberman comment was bad enough on its face, but this is just...



I'd laugh out loud, but I have a little throw up in my mouth...

Comment by livingonli on 05/12/2008 14:20:45
Quote by Raine:

http://www.jvoichdesigns.com/needlepoint_by_samantha_taylor/images/news_2005/october/kitties.jpg


AWWW!

Comment by wickedpam on 05/12/2008 14:21:06
Quote by Raine:

http://www.jvoichdesigns.com/needlepoint_by_samantha_taylor/images/news_2005/october/kitties.jpg












palate cleanser?



Comment by jd_in_ny on 05/12/2008 14:23:05
excellent!



Comment by livingonli on 05/12/2008 14:25:32
Would Camille ever sleep in the sink?

Comment by velveeta jones on 05/12/2008 14:29:04
HEY! Nice pussies!!



:ducks head:



Okay............ I'm out..............

Comment by livingonli on 05/12/2008 14:30:15
Have fun, VJ.

Comment by jd_in_ny on 05/12/2008 14:35:30
[redacted]

Comment by Raine on 05/12/2008 14:35:53


http://www.best-dog-photos.com/images/Beagle_Puppies.jpg


Comment by Scoopster on 05/12/2008 14:40:31
Still no sign up rain here, just nasty lookin'..



Like it matters. I'm down here somewhere and my helmet-light just died!

http://library.thinkquest.org/05aug/00461/images/saltmine.jpg


Comment by livingonli on 05/12/2008 14:42:25
I'm getting the execution timed out error message and can't read the posts.

Comment by BobR on 05/12/2008 14:44:08
Quote by jd_in_ny:

[redacted]


Sorry, I had to take this out - it was breaking the blog...