Category Archives: News and politics

A Good Read if you care…

A Strategic Assessment of the Hizballah War: Defeating the Iranian-Syrian Axis in Lebanon…[link]

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Richardson Shows love for Bloggers

From the Albuquerque Journal [link]

The New Mexico Gov is spreading the love to the PJ media but will the MSM get jealous?

A number of blogs promoting Richardson as a 2008 presidential contender have popped up in cyberspace. And one expert said Monday that courting bloggers is a good way for a presidential hopeful to create a buzz among the types of people who often read politics blogs: Politics junkies and journalists.

So is this the first sign that the 2008 Richardson campaign is trying to gain a little ground early with the blogosphere? My guess is that this fluff piece is going to be one of many and a year from now the coverage will be all about how this candidates uses this method and this one is growing a grass roots blogging machine… Once the MainStreamMedia catches on to an angle it will ride it until the horse is decrepit and stiff. It is about time they started to come up with new ideas right? So why not piggy back on the blogosphere. Let’s see where they take this one. I think the Gov is the first to kiss this new baby for the 2008 election and low and behold his staff is getting the pub to go with it. I don’t agree with all of the Gov’s policies but he would be a better face of the democratic party than Hillary or Dean.

So should we come up with a new term for pandering to the bloggers? Panblogerring? no… Blogandering? no….

Any Suggestions?

From the Fox Hole 7-16-06

NOW ASK YOURSELF:

HUMMMMMMMMMMMM, …..IF YOU DID THIS, WHAT DO YOU THINK WOULD HAPPEN TO YOU,
AND WOULDN’T YOU BE  ALL OVER THE NEWS?

IF THE ENEMY OF MY ENEMY IS MY FRIEND.  THEN WHY IS UNCLE SAM IN BED WITH
SOMALI WARLORDS, I GUESS HE LIKES IT RUFF, RUFF.

I could never understand this:  Clinton’s  action in Somalia was seen as a failure see [ BLACK HAWK DOWN].  It was, as no one thought we couldn’t see Viet Nam guerrilla  tactics being used in Africa.   Tactics, is what the Warlords would used and used them well they did, “Never Leave a Ranger Behind” was the chink in our amour and they used this to their advantage and we left.

At the time The Right Wing blamed Clinton for our being in Somalia and our failure. Fine.

I do not suffer fools gladly,  however, I forgave my Right Winged Countrymen and their   ignorance because  history for most of them is what you save on Tivo.

Most don’t realize it was George 41 who put US  troops in Somalia. George 41, ordered US troops in Somalia  in the same month of November, G41 lost his  presidential re-election loss.  G41 did so for a noble cause, for peace to stop the violence that had taken over Semolina.

Clinton continues the policy and the rest is in the movie BLACK HAWK DOWN. The Right Wing Orgy Commences,  Limbaugh and  Fox News are lathered up  for months.

Fast forward 10 years more or less,  G43 pays off the same warlords who were responsible for handing us our heads in Somalia, with 18 Army Rangers Dead. And the Right Wing Rubes have said nothing, their news coverage is as dry as my aunts “Private Summer”,  not to mention the Liberal Media has failed to link the dots, I guess they ran out of the fat crayons.

And what happens?  The news is still inside the box, no analysis of how we get anywhere.  We just arrive. The media does not want to  have their presidential access taken away, so the Media makes no waves. As long as the mantra is repeated “WE do everything for Fighting the War on Terror”, the Devil is pleased, the Righteous prays to the Gospel of Wealth, and the soul of non- believers are prayed for. And we all forget what we saved on
Tivo last night and just erase it in the morning because we just don’t have time to watch the past.

Washington Post Article

TONY SNOW JOB

Snow-Job, and  his  arrival as White House Press Secretary,  is a  stroke of genius. A Dyed in the wool believer, his service to the cause reads like GOP Mercenary. From Public Radio to FOX News , Fill-in for Rush Limbaugh and O’ Reilly. I am not mad at  Snow-Job, he gives it back as he gets it and his “Snow Balls” are the biggest in The Room.  In comparison, if McClellan and Snow-job  where captain of  ships,  McClellan was the captain of the USS Minnow and marooned in the middle of nowhere.  Whereas, Snow-Job is the captain USS Iowa and is moored quietly in Tokyo Bay just so everyone knows, “Surrender because what time is it??!!  It’s  Snow Job Time”.  Next question. Snow-Job is the smartest move the Bush Administration has  made since dis-owning Katherine Harris,  and “Kenny Boy” Lay. Shame about, “Kenny Boy” Lay, he is still G43 biggest Contributor in 2000 and no one shows up to see him off, Folks can be so….I don’t know… GOP.

Snow Job, beware of the garden path,  if you hear of an earthquake in Yorba Linda, resign and site your family for your reasons of departure because someone Yorba Linda and it’s not Poseidon.

Regardless of Party or Lack there Of.

Fight your fight, and always with your A-Game.

Regards,

General Lee Speaking Off Course

Should we allow more off-shore drilling?

Congress thinks of allowing more oil-prospecting off America’s coasts.

The Economist has a story about the possible effects. [Link]

I thought the following was an interesting bit of info…

Lobbyists for the industry retort that there has been no big leak from an offshore well since 1969. (Tankers, such as the Exxon Valdez, are another story.) They point to a study by the National Academy of Sciences that attributed 62% of the oil found in seawater to natural seepage, 32% to leaks from shipping and run-off from land, 4% to spills from oil tankers and around 1% to faulty offshore rigs and pipelines. Even during last year’s hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, the big spills were from storage tanks onshore, not offshore facilities.

1% of all oil seepage is from offshore drilling and pipelines. Does this make it easier to convince people to allow off-shore drilling?

It’s Sunday morning and I am shaking my Head

Background

I just watched Meet the Press and I couldn’t keep from gagging the entire time Bill Richardson was talking. He was claiming that the Clinton administration was successful dealing with North Korea. SUCCESSFUL! What? He went one to say that the deal that they had, which was later broken buy the North Koreans, was a success. He went one to claim that another example of the diplomatic prowess of the Clinton administration was that they almost had a missile deal with NK. What? What? What? He went on to say we should drop multilateral talks and focus on bilateral talks with NK. WHAT!? So how would this help us? How would kicking our allies and local interested parties out of the talks with NK make the situation better?

I am no fan of how Bush is handling Iraq. He isn’t being very consistent with this issue either. He said early in his first term that a nuclear NK will not be tolerated now he is saying this is a complex issue and will take time to resolve. I do not claim to know how to fix the problem with NK or Iran. We can look at previous failures, the Clinton diplomacy with NK, and deduce what hasn’t worked in the past. I sure hope Bill Richardson doesn’t run for President.

From the Foxhole 7-6-06

De Lay Cuts n Runs to Virginia what is Sugarland to do?

In 2004 Texas Democrats run to Oklahoma and New Mexico to avoid De Lays redistricting plans in 2004. Two years later, De Lay quietly runs to Virginia, thinking he is avoiding his congressional race in his Sugarland district, it appears when the boot is on the other foot
De Lay prefers his left.

General Lee Speaking off Course

Did anyone hear about Egypt building a wall?

Full Story

Israel builds one and gets rebuked from most of the world, Egypt builds one and no one says a thing. Bias?