Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sack of Stuff

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I was a spy for the KGB

Cronkite aided Vietnam protesters
"[Redacted] told group he had been to CBS Channel Six in Orlando prior to meeting to speak to newsmen about Vietnam moratorium activities. [Redacted] related that while at TV station, Walter Cronkite, nationally known radio and television commentator, spoke to him by telephone for approximately forty five minutes and that Cronkite reportedly told [redacted] that CBS would have thirty six hours of coverage on Vietnam moratorium with 'open mike' to give demonstrators a chance to be heard. Cronkite noted, according to [redacted], that Senator Edmund Muskie would be in Orlando, Fla., November 13 instant for Democratic fund raising dinner. According to [redacted], Cronkite suggested that [redacted] attempt to Muskie to come [sic] to Cape Kennedy to speak at Kelly Park rally to be held November thirteen instant. Cronkite allegedly told [redacted] that CBS would rent helicopter to take Muskie to and from site of rally at Kelly Park."
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My-my-my.  Barn Army jet ace Tim W picked up on the earlier discussion, and sent this story from Cronk's FBI files. .  This pretty much closes the case on Cronkite; Jane Fonda by comparison was an American patriot. Tim's mission tonight is to fly his MiG here,  and blow the crap out of it. 

That would work

Who Pays? We do.

Beyond Their Comprehension
Society will demand that BP pay, and they will, but in the end it is we who will pay. We can take all their profits, which would mean they would not re-invest them in finding and producing more oil for us, so our prices would rise. We will increase taxes and regulatory costs on the industry as a whole, which will be passed on to we the consumers.

Yes, BP makes a lot of profit, but they employ huge amounts of capital to do it, and over decades neither they nor the rest of the industry have returned significantly more as a percentage than business in general (and a lot less than many fields.)

We, the investors, will not give BP or the oil industry the capital to provide us with oil unless we are compensated for it - by we, the consumers. If the oil companies are taking unacceptable risks (as certainly seems to be the case) then we, the consumers, are going to have to pay more for our gas and oil to 'allow' the oil companies to reduce the risks (or just not operate where the risks are too high.) Glenmore from elsewhere

Pasty-faced lunatic

Picture via SondraK

Blame Games

The Unpresidential president

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Dear Sarah ...

Sarah Palin at National Rifle Association
With jokes about being a redneck and the revelation that her girlfriends held a baby shower for her at a shooting range, Palin gave the crowd, many from small towns across the South and West, a dose of folksy.

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"Some of these animal activists are just...crazy," she said. "They think we're killing Bambi's mother. I love animals, but in Alaska, Bambi's mother is dinner."

Then, saying she was proud of being labeled a "redneck," she regaled them with a string of one-liners defining the term:

"You're a redneck if you've ever had dinner on a ping pong table."


"You're a redneck if you've ever had a custody fight over a hunting dog. Well, Todd and I haven't, but we've got friends who have!"

More laughs.

"You're a redneck if your honeymoon was a hunting trip. That was us!"

A whole lotta laughs.

Wait, there's more.

"You're a redneck if you've ever used a fishing license as ID.

"You're a redneck if you've ever slept in the back of a pickup rather than pay for a hotel.

"You're a redneck if you've ever said to your husband, 'Honey, move the transmission so I can take a bath.'

"And you're a redneck if you think the last words of 'The Star Spangled Banner' are 'PLAY BALL!'"

The audience laughed so hard my ears will never stop ringing.

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Compare hers to the laugh lines Democrat  crowds respond to.
  • "Republicans are stupid" (Laughs.)
  • "I hate Republicans" (More laughs.)
  • "Limbaugh is an idiot " (A whole lotta laughs)

It's why we'll win.

Negligence of the Third Kind

The case for sterilization

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Black Panther White-out

Justice official:
Black Panther polling case lacks proof
Holder's laugh-a-minute DOJ

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Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez told the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on Friday there was "insufficient evidence" to bring a civil complaint against members of the New Black Panther Party who disrupted a Philadelphia polling place in the 2008 general elections.
This is a Hollywood script right?  An  updated replay of Orson Welles's The War of the Worlds? RIGHT?!

Those KGB Files ...

Why doesn’t anyone care about
the Soviet document archive?

For evidence of this indifference, consider the unread Soviet archives. Pavel Stroilov, a Russian exile in London, has on his computer 50,000 unpublished, untranslated, top-secret Kremlin documents, mostly dating from the close of the Cold War. He stole them in 2003 and fled Russia. Within living memory, they would have been worth millions to the CIA; they surely tell a story about Communism and its collapse that the world needs to know. Yet he can’t get anyone to house them in a reputable library, publish them, or fund their translation. In fact, he can’t get anyone to take much interest in them at all.

With our access to Soviet files after the USSR break-up, I wondered how it was that only Euro "journalists" were being outed as KGB assets?  I expected to have revealed an  Edward R. Murrow file.  It was Murrow who shaped CBS News by bringing in the likes of Walter Cronkite, whose own legacy continues to shape the networks anti-American politics to this day.

   Ed Morrissey asked "When was the last time we saw a movie with a Communist villain?  1959?"  With all the films about how Joe McCarthy (who had nothing to do with Hollywood) persecuted the "Hollywood Ten," you'd think one would have documented that all of them were card carrying communists, ordered by the Comintern  to make sure Joe Stalin, or communism, was never portrayed negatively in film.  Gah, I'm getting wound up.  Read Morrissey.