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Wonder Why They Hate Us? Fox Guest Says the U.S. Should Destroy Venezuela’s Economy

Posted in Uncategorized on January 29, 2007 by blindnation

News Hound | Reported by: Melanien | January 26 2007

Lawrence Eagleburger, the Secretary of State under George H. W. Bush, was the guest during the first segment today (January 26, 2007) on Fox’s “business news” show, Your World w/Neil Cavuto. Substitute host David Asman introduced Eagleburger, who was on to talk about Hugo Chavez, over a graphic that read, “Declaring War?”

In his intro, Asman said that (the democratically elected) Chavez is “stepping up his anti-American talk,” and asked, “Does he want all-out war with us?” He said Chavez was, “going wild” (i.e. he wasn’t kissing our ass) on “state run radio last week” (Asman should know about state run media), telling the American government to “go to hell.” Now he, “might kick the U.S. ambassador out of Venezuela. Is Chavez planting the seeds of war with the United States?” Turning to Eagleburger, Asman asked, “How much of a threat is Mr. Chavez?”

Eagleburger said, “It depends on what you mean by a threat…he could make life difficult for us in that part of the world…but in the end it’s much more gas than it is reality.”

Asman and Eagleburger went on to talk about the possibility of Venezuela becoming a “forward operating base” for Iranian nukes, which Eagleburger said was a “real possibility,” and about how the decline in the price of oil is probably hurting Venezuela’s ability to “pay its bills.” Asman then asked Eagleburger whether that puts Chavez “at risk?”

Eagleburger said, “Sure it does, but he can last for some period of time.” His ability to appeal to the Venezuelan people, “only works so long as the populous of Venezuela sees some ability for a better standard of living [as is the case everywhere]. If at some point the economy really gets very bad, Chavez’ popularity within the country will certainly decrease and it’s the one weapon we have against him to begin with and which we should be using, namely the economic tools of trying to make the economy even worse so that his appeal in the country and in the region goes down.”

Asman said we might be able to “cut him off at the knees financially,” but “you know, there’s that old charge, there go the Gringos, trying to interfere with our internal affairs again. Might that not hurt us?”

Eagleburger said, “Sure it will hurt. Well, he’ll make that claim at least…he can use it to try to defend himself against an economy that’s going downhill, but in the end I don’t think that would counteract the fact that the economy had become a real problem for him.”

Asman: “Do we just wait for the economy to collapse or do we push it in that direction?”

Eagleburger said, “I think we have to push…anything we can do to make their economy more difficult for them at this moment [screw the poor citizenry] is a good thing [for U.S. corporations] but let’s do it in ways that do not get us into direct conflict with Venezuela if we can get away with it.”

Comment: I read an article last week but unfortunately the name of the author escapes me. My apologies. Anyway, it was about Iraq and the citizen-“terrorists” there who want us out and who are tired of decades of U.S. meddling in the Middle East. A line that struck me, and that applies here, was (paraphrasing), that the people want freedom, freedom from us.

Barack Obama a Sex Offender?

Posted in Uncategorized on January 17, 2007 by blindnation

This is total BS! This has happened before. First, CNN’s Jeff Greenfield’s hit piece on Obama, trying to link him to Saddam and the Iranian president. Then CNN’s “Where’s Obama?” and showing footage of Osama. Then Yahoo’s posting a picture of Obama with the caption “Osama”. Now this video of a Barack Obama rally during a story about a sex offender!

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Defense Dept. Characterized Protesters as “Threats”

Posted in Uncategorized on January 17, 2007 by blindnation

Titled “Review of the TALON Reporting System,” the four-page memo produced in February 2006 summarizes some interim results from an inquiry ordered by then-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld after disclosure in December 2005 that the system had collected and circulated data on anti-military protests and other peaceful demonstrations.

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BREAKING: Senate Threatens Bush Administration on Iran

Posted in Uncategorized on January 12, 2007 by blindnation

Sen. Joe Biden (Chair of Senate Foreign Relations Committee) just informed Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that, should the Bush administration attempt to cross over into Iran without Congressional approval, such action will provoke a “constitutional confrontation.”” Spread this around. Email Sen. Biden to SHOW YOUR SUPPORT (emails, #s, inc.)!

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Iraq war costs taxpayers $357,000,000,000

Posted in Uncategorized on January 12, 2007 by blindnation

The Iraq war has cost hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars, with no end in sight. This clip on CNN explains it all. Imagine if that money had been spent on education or health care.

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FOX NEWS INTERNAL MEMO: “Be On The Lookout For Any Statements From The Iraqi Insurgents…Thrilled At The Prospect Of A Dem Controlled Congress”…

Posted in Documents, Government Watch, Uncategorized on November 17, 2006 by blindnation

The Huffington Post | November 15 2006

Huffington Post has obtained an internal Fox News memo written by the network’s Vice President of news. The memo details Fox’s game plan the day Democrats won control of both the Senate and the House.

Nurse Sues Over Ticket For Anti-Bush Bumper Sticker

Posted in Uncategorized on October 17, 2006 by blindnation

CNN | Oct 17 2006

ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) — A woman who was ticketed for having an obscene anti-Bush bumper sticker filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday against a county in the state of Georgia and its officials.

Denise Grier, 47, of Athens, Georgia, got a $100 ticket in March after a DeKalb County police officer spotted the bumper sticker, which read “I’m Tired Of All The BUSH**.”

A DeKalb judge threw out the ticket in April because the state’s lewd decal law that formed the basis for the ticket was ruled unconstitutional in 1990. (Watch to see what else Grier glued to her car — 1:36)

Grier is seeking damages from the county for “emotional distress,” according to the lawsuit.

Grier also seeks a declaration in federal court that her bumper sticker is considered constitutionally protected speech because she is “uncertain and insecure regarding her right to display her bumper sticker in DeKalb County,” the lawsuit said.

The lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia.

Grier, a nurse who works at Emory University and other hospitals, also is seeking punitive damages against the DeKalb police officer who gave her the ticket because he “acted with reckless disregard” of her rights, the lawsuit said.

The state law prohibited lewd or profane stickers and decals on vehicles.