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January 31, 2013

Don't be a moran.

January 30, 2013

What a contrast!

from our good friend, Bartcop:

Three thousand people died on 9/11 and Bush and Cheney were questioned in a closed session.

Four people died in Benghazi and Hillary Clinton was questioned in public.

Does anybody besides me think this is wrong?

-- Eckhard

I also think it's wrong. And I'd like to see Bush and Cheney held to account for their lies, actions and inactions that led to the deaths of a million Iraqis and 6,663 Americans, and plundered trillions from the U.S. Treasury for their cronies.
January 30, 2013

Yeah. It's not like we haven't had anything but peace and prosperity since then.

After Dallas, Vietnam was just the beginning of good times for the United States of America.

January 29, 2013

What a coincidence. Mr. Hardball write a lot, but his words say very little.

For example, Tweety wrote a lot about JFK, but his book said very little. James Di Eugenio explains:

Why Mr. Hardball Found JFK Elusive

Exclusive: For weeks, Chris Matthews has been flogging his book, Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero, driving it up the ranks of best-seller lists, but the biography is as superficial and clueless as the MSNBC pundit often is, missing Kennedy’s true complexity, writes James DiEugenio.

By James DiEugenio
ConsortiumNews January 3, 2012


On the previous page, he stated that his other main source was the interviews he did for his 1996 book. But in reality it’s worse than that. For if one looks at the footnotes and reads Matthews’s own comments on the subject, one of his favorite book sources is Herbert Parmet’s two-volume biography of Kennedy, which first appeared in 1982. This consisted of Jack: The Struggles of John F. Kennedy, and JFK: The Presidency of John F. Kennedy.

I am familiar with these books since I used them in writing my first book entitled Destiny Betrayed. Looking back, I should not have. Parmet is a conventional historian in the manner and method of say David McCullough and the late Stephen Ambrose. He is not the kind of man who, as historians say, pushes the envelope or forges a new frontier for others to follow.

And with Kennedy, that is necessary since many of the things he was doing were rather unconventional – to the point that new information was still being discovered 40 years after his death. And we are still learning about them today; many years after Parmet published his rather obsolete books. Yet, in the face of that, Matthews still swears by Parmet.

Let me name just four books that do push the envelope and forge a new frontier, all of them released since Parmet’s. They are: JFK: Ordeal in Africa, The Kennedy Tapes, Battling Wall Street, and JFK and Vietnam. These books deepen our understanding of both John Kennedy and that turbulent age much more than the Parmet study does.

Considering who Matthews is, the reader will not be surprised to learn that there is not one footnote in the entire book related to any of these sources. This is remarkable because, as many Kennedy experts would say, those four books are in the forefront of Kennedy scholarship today.



As Tweety will never invite him on his show to try and get a word out, I'll side with Oliver Stone on this one.
January 28, 2013

Prescription for Disaster: From the Glory of Apollo to the Betrayal of the Shuttle

Joseph Trento explains the back story -- Nixon the hater of all things JFK also played a major part in the disaster by authorizing NASA with only sufficient funds to build a Shuttle that used solid-rocket motors. The original plans were for the shuttle to have a liquid-fueled and manned booster that could be flown to a soft landing after helping get the orbiter off the ground. In addition to being safer for the crews, the manned booster would not leave a toxic trail of rocket propellant that courses through our veins.

Thank you for reminding us of this tragic and avoidable anniversary, Botany.
January 27, 2013

Conservatives rule.

The tobacco companies kept the research on their product's link to cancer secret for decades -- killing untold millions in the process. Not a single executive went to jail, not that it was a criminal conspiracy or anything.

January 25, 2013

Smirko McCokespoon did community service for Project P.U.L.L.

Down in Houston, around the time he dropped TANG flight line, along with James R Bath.
January 25, 2013

NAZIs played a MAJOR role in the United States after the war.

Even someone of small mind and narrow education should make an effort to learn the story. One's freedom, life or even country could depend on it.

CIA director Allen Dulles and German High Commissioner John McCloy helped NAZI war criminals escape justice. Both were in on the ground floor of the military-industrial complex in Washington and on Wall Street. Both served on the Warren Commission.

Coincidently, the escaped NAZIs now working for CIA as spies on Moscow in the fight against communism reported the Soviets were ahead of us militarily, helping needlessly fuel the Cold War and capitalize on all its costs.

We can see this all around us today. The nation runs on Reaganomics, where War Inc runs Washington.

Robin Hood in Reverse means policy, instead of making a level playing field, tilts things for the rich and the banks, that is not justice. That is gangsterism.

When the rich can buy justice and elections and the rest of the citizenry are regarded as serfs and cannon fodder, that's fascist.

When the nation attacks an innocent nation and kills millions of people to steal its oil, that is NAZI.

Links to details for all of this are posted throughout this thread.

Almost forgot: I'll post what I want. Obviously, you have a problem with that - among other things.

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