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Human Torch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:06 AM
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Alec Baldwin: "Nearly six years of lies, incompetence, lies, hate, lies...
...corruption, lies and war."

The Embarrassed Republicans
Alec Baldwin

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alec-baldwin/the-embarras...



Sad to think that it took the Foley situation to get the "Embarrassed Republicans" to start voicing their embarrassment. Nearly six years of lies, incompetence, lies, hate, lies, corruption, lies and war. Misguided, meaningless war that has destroyed the landscape of Iraq and the souls of the Iraqi people. And what has the war done for us, other than line the pockets of Bush, and his father's friends?

Well, you know what they say, you can lie to the American people, take us into an ill-conceived war and subvert the Constitution in the process, but you diddle one page...and it's over. I hope it's over. I'll take the end of what Gingrich started, regardless of how we get there. If it's Mark Foley's body we step over, and hopefully Hastert's as well, then so be it.

DeLay may get away. Cheney. Novak. Armitage. Rumsfeld. All your crypto-facist scum, as well. Bush, too, who will have no trouble raising money from his war-profiteering friends for a library which, I would imagine, will be the most poorly attended of any in our history. That's one certainty we can see on the horizon. Bush really is the worst president in American history. I almost feel sorry for him. Talked into the whole thing by his Dad's cronies. Unskilled. Unprepared. Just a bible in one hand and a copy of the "The Prince" in the other. How many of us knew this would never come to any good? How many of us could smell this guy 500 miles away? 9/11, the most defining moment in our recent history, perhaps in all of our history because it happened while we are perceived as the lone Superpower, and Bush can't get any traction, can't get out of the mud. He's got nothing. Nothing left. Mark Foley's lewd e-mails may actually bring him down. The Embarrassed Republicans want to get this over with. If it was a show on Broadway, it would be closing. The investors want out.

Unfortunately, we don't have that scenario in New York City. A story in yesterday's Times about students disrupting a speech at Columbia by the spokesman for the Minutemen group. They stormed the stage, etc. Mayor Mike "I'll Spend Even More If I Have To" Bloomberg said it was wrong to censor the speaker. This is the same great New York mayor who denied permits to protesters in Central Park during the 2004 Republican convention. No protests! During a convention! IN NEW YORK!!! I have many friends who have bought into Bloomberg's bullshit. Democrats who have forgotten the four "outer boroughs. I think Bloomberg is smart. He's a gentleman. And he's a phony. A Republican who bent over for this administration, which has done NOTHING for New York. If 9/11 happened in Houston, things would have been a lot different.
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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:11 AM
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1. Here are his comments on California, also
"In California, it seems as surreal as ever. Forget about education and skills and temperament and insight. Phil Angelides has no stock footage of him running from exploding trucks. He hasn't been seen dangling from helicopters, or snapping the necks of terrorists or aliens. Arnold has killed aliens with his bare hands. I suppose there are those who hope he will dispose of some other aliens as well. The California Democratic Party's ineptitude ought to be a lesson to the National Dems. They better start "casting." Casting the role of someone who, in the minds of media-drenched Americans, looks and sounds like a President."

Baldwin writes well.


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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:17 AM
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4. He made some very good points
Perhaps it really is time to admit the California Dem party is screwed up and needs new leadership. Here's hoping Dean gets it taken care of before 2008.

I can imagine Baldwin's very frustrated at the prospect of having Ahnold as governor for another term. How did Callyfornia Dems end up in this pickle?
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:53 AM
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8. Complacency in blue states and collapse in red states for over a decade.
As RNC created a micro-managed machine that controlled every aspect of the election process, the DNC was all about raising money and didn't counter the RNC's 4 year efforts to suppress votes, purge voter rolls and gain control of the input and output of the vote count.
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:15 AM
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2. He writes a decent rant.
lol. I laughed but its not really supposed to be funny.
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:17 AM
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3. That pic is just begging for a small boy to be PS'd into Bush's hands.
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 07:19 AM by Atman
Doncha think???

Caption: "Here, Fole-man. I got you a little foal of your own...kind of a Thank You for yer hard work. I hope it fits."
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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:10 AM
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5. Excellent commentary.
"The California Democratic Party's ineptitude ought to be a lesson to the National Dems. They better start "casting." Casting the role of someone who, in the minds of media-drenched Americans, looks and sounds like a President."

k&r
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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:32 AM
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6. how about that fundie asshole, Stephen Baldwin? "Dude, where's my cross?"
Dude, where's my cross?

Stephen Baldwin preaches to teens that Bono is in league with Satan. Don't laugh, the born-again actor is a cultural advisor to Bush and one of the most popular new evangelists in the country.

October 9, 2006

Oct. 9, 2006 | On the National Mall in Washington last year, I had the opportunity to bear witness to actor-cum-evangelist Stephen Baldwin. His Livin' It ministry had set up a giant skate park, and under cloudy November skies young disciples flipped tricks. Baldwin, in giant aviator sunglasses, lumbered onto the half-pipe to testify to his "gnarly" rebirth in Christ to a crowd packed onto bleachers. Before the event, volunteers passed out tiny yellow pencils and "decision cards" to hordes of young spectators, who sat about a hundred yards from where the Constitution lies under thick glass. The cards would commit teens to a life in Christ if they were to undergo their own gnarly rebirth that afternoon.

To plenty of passersby strolling on the mall that day, Baldwin's nouveau Bible-thumping to the kids and parents gathered before him may have seemed like a desperate attempt by a B-list movie star to attract an audience. But, in fact, Baldwin's youth ministry has gathered tens of thousands of decision cards -- and faith-professing e-mails -- in the past couple of years. These days, Baldwin not only has the ear of young boys who cleave to his fundamentalist reading of the Bible, and whatever skein of celebrity still clings to his Jesus T-shirts. He has been named a cultural advisor to President Bush, a formidable follow-up to his invitation to speak at the Republican National Convention, where he announced proudly from the podium, "I'm here because of my faith."

Now Baldwin has released a memoir, "The Unusual Suspect," a reference to the one critically acclaimed film for which he's known. The book, the "Gospel according to Stevie B.," is part testimonial and part evangelical manifesto, a cocktail of anti-intellectualism and a biblical interpretation that would have Jesus spinning in his grave, had he stayed there. Baldwin preaches that free will is a lie of Satan -- we must shut off our brains, he says, and be led by what God tells our hearts. Furthermore, he writes, efforts to end global poverty and violence are just the sort of "stupid arrogance" that incur God's wrath, which we'll be feeling any day now in the coming apocalypse. I suppose when the star of "Bio-Dome" is advising the president and converting kids by the thousands to his gnarly brand of faith, the end is, indeed, nigh.

more...

http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2006/10/09/baldwin/?so...
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:50 AM
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7. so sad that one of the family snorts koolaid.
even his eyes are glazed like a cop's favorite donut.
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:09 AM
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9. "we must shut off our brains"? wow.
free will is a lie of Satan? What bible do these people read anyways?
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 10:34 AM
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10. he has a new show starting this week
I can't remember the name of it, though.
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