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Who Did Spitzer Think He Was? A Republican? March 12, 2008

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Somebody didn’t teach him that when you vent against and attack people of your ilk (namely, whore scavenging scoundrels), you are supposed to be a Republican.

The Clinton Legacy Did Bring Us … March 12, 2008

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One of the most amazing pieces of music, ever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX6c5als1lk

But we forget the legacy, the history.

We forget that the Clintons ruined Belgrade.

Will This Be The End Of America? March 12, 2008

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Hillary wants a race war, for good reason:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX6c5als1lk

McCain Chooses George W. Bush as Running Mate March 12, 2008

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John McCain today picked Major League Baseball Commissioner George W. Bush, who lost to Al Gore in the 2000 elections, as his running mate, The Gore Years learned today.

McCain, who lost to Gore in the 2004 elections, praised Bush as being a man of the people. “Commissioner Bush has a long history with the six pack crowd, and that’s who we’re after,” sang McCain to a very small crowd deep in the bowels of Alabama, which is said to be the last stronghold of Republicans in the United States after the Clinton/Gore Years.

“My friends, he’s a man who can make mistakes. As am I. I am looking forward to a new era in politics, where we can admit our mistakes almost as fast as we make them. This, my friends, is real change we can believe in”

Bush, who was defeated by Al Gore in the 2000 election only after a contentious legal battle, would be the first human with an IQ below 68 to be President, if McCain expires before his term is over, which is expected.

Asked about that, McCain was optimistic. “My friends, George is a good man, a decent man. Let’s just assume that I’m not as old as I really am, and that if I am, we can all pretend that I am not. I may not be a Reagan man, but I am.”

Asked whether he’d turn back the Gore Doctrine, which, after 9/11, transformed the Middle East, McCain said, “We need to look at the roots of prosperity. Could our economy be better if the ballasts of the military industrial complex were behind it? My friends, I would say yes.”

For more on the “Gore Doctrine”, which is actually, just, my doctrine, go to:

https://thegoreyears.wordpress.com/iraq-during-the-gore-years/

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Ferraro: If I Wasn’t a Woman, I Wouldn’t Have Been a VP Candidate March 11, 2008

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The first female vice presidential candidate and a fundraiser for Hillary Rodham Clinton, Geraldine Ferraro, admitted through a device known by psychiatrists as projection that she never would have been named as Walter Mondale’s running mate as part of one of the worst tickets in history if she had not been a woman.

“If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position,” Geraldine Ferraro told the Daily Breeze of Torrance, Calif., in an interview published Friday regarding the current Democratic presidential front-runner.

The comment drew such a visible laugh among the therapists and psychiatrists of the world that the planet shifted on its axis about one degree.

My Barack March 7, 2008

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Just  in case he is still paying attention:

Come back to us.

Or lose.

How to Get Out of Iraq March 7, 2008

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I haven’t had much time to write lately. Writing is my passion. I write fiction, too, besides this blog (believe it not!). Anyway, no time to write much.

I think rather than trying to sound scholarly about this difficult issue, I’ll just let my writing mind shut up for a bit and say what needs to be done for the next president to exit Iraq.

First off, even though I’m a bit of a Obamanut, I need to say that I agree with those who say if America pulls out immediately, it will be a disaster. If you can imagine a giant cherry bomb filled with a bunch of people igniting, spreading their limbs all over the place, you can only begin to imagine what will happen when we leave. The American invasion created a cherry bomb that makes Yugoslavia look like a picnic among friends.

First thing we need to do is just admit to ourselves, all of us, that we RE-ELECTED the dude who got us into this mess.

We also might want to think about how Belgrade could have been a different city if Bill Clinton had thought more like Obama.

You can argue with me that Bush didn’t win either of his elections. But it’s not like you rose up and overthrew him, so the argument is, now, bogus.

The responsibility, therefore, is among us all. And even if it’s not, even if you won’t admit to ANY responsibility, you have to deal with facts.

Since the invasion, there are conservative estimates that say at least 80,000 Iraqis have died. But that’s, like, the lowest end of lowest ends. Most reasonable estimates are that the American invasion has cost many, many more lives than the evil dictator did. And their lives were lost in the most horrific way. You step out of your house to go shopping, and you don’t know if you’ll be killed. At least under Saddam, pretty much, if you kept your mouth shut, you were okay.

So, like it or not, we have a moral obligation to at least make a reasonable effort to help these people survive the American policy that, we, the American people, created.

So you look at Iraq, and my argument, and you’ve got to say, “Whoah, McCain is right, another hundred years.”

Not so.

I honestly think we could “win the war” if we spend twice the amount we spend in military spending on education in Iraq (and if we have to, the rest of the Middle Eastern poor areas) .

By that I mean, for every dollar we spend on military dollars, we spend two on education in the country we are occupying (be it Iraq or Afghanistan).

Actually, that should be a bill of Congress. Sure, a lot of good, righteous, rural people would complain on the domestic front, saying, “what about us?” but the war would be over in about a year. And those good people would be taken care of by the simple fact that the war is over. A good man on the pulpit would explain that to the American people, much in the same way that the American people have been bled to believe in Iraq and other futilities.

Look. We have to pull out anyway. Why not leave gifts behind us, at the very least. And I’m not talking about Bibles, or books on Thomas Jefferson. Let’s create libraries in Iraq, full of books written by people of that region.

You know what? I bet most literary types in Iraq or anywhere else in the Middle East are NOT into suicide bombings. Have you read any Middle Eastern literature? I have. Writers tend to be peace mongers. Why not help their own intellectuals spread the word?

Why is this such a difficult concept for Americans and their politicians?

It’s never been hard for the Saudis, who spread their own fear, via Wahabbism.

How stupid will we continue to be?

We reap what we sow.

https://thegoreyears.wordpress.com/iraq-during-the-gore-years/

Canadians Attack America — Pictures of Hillary Found, Confiscated March 7, 2008

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NEW YORK – WNBC.com is reporting that Canada is saying that at least one of the four suspects who may have been connected to the dastardly Times Square explosion that occurred was carrying a picture of Hillary Rodham Clinton taking a picture of herself sitting alone on a bed at 3 am sometime during the Clinton Presidency.

Four men trying to cross the border tried to flee a checkpoint when Canadian officials tried to question them, investigators said. Two of the men got away, officials said.

However, two of them were captured, and both admitted they were fleeing to the border because, in one of the fleer’s words, “Canada is a frickin’ icicle.”

The men left behind a backpack with photos of various New York City locations including Times Square, according to sources speaking on condition of anonymity.

But the newsbreaker is this: One of the photos allegedly included a picture of Hillary Rodham Clinton taking a picture of herself sitting alone on a bed at 3 am sometime during the Clinton Presidency.

The picture was immediately confiscated, and New York authorities were summoned to the scene.

How Does Obama Stay Obama? March 7, 2008

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Dave Winer’s talk with UC-Berkeley professor George Lakoff really was a home run:

http://www.scripting.com/stories/2008/03/05/lakoffHitsItOutOfThePark.html

Is the reason Obama did badly in Ohio (especially) because he now has too many handlers? That’s not a question Lakoff brings up, but it is one that worries me.

Regarding some specifics of what Lakoff said, I’ll reiterate that The Gore Years has written extensively on how the world might have been different if Iraq had not been invaded.

The Iraq war is the one, single reason the American economy is falling so fast.

It’s not NAFTA, it’s the war.

Side note. I sent a comment to Dave’s site:

Thanks Dave for this podcast. What’s neat about this podcast is that it is so unlike talking head TV where the interviewer is almost as much a part of the interview as the guest. You got out of the way and let the man speak.

Dave’s questions were few and intelligent. Much better than the blather you’ll find on any national broadcast of talking heads. I even appreciated the phone hanging up at the end.