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Nov 2, 2020
The top of the RCC hierarchy was interested enough in individual proponents of Liberation Theology to take punitive measures. It is a severe judgment on the RCC's lack of judgment that child rapist priests were not attended to so stringently.
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2010 on Vatican Wash at BAGnewsNotes
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We must keep in mind that this is the same John McCain that crashed several planes [all except one] in unforced errors.
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2010 on Palin Fits McCain to a Tea at BAGnewsNotes
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All the Republicans know is how to defend the powerful and defend property rights. Anything else they misguidedly fear to all other Americans detriment. They claim to revere Churchill. His position on social welfare matters is something they should inform themselves of.
Toggle Commented Mar 20, 2010 on HCR Update: Nothing to Marbel Over at BAGnewsNotes
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She's losing a little energy. Perhaps some sugar with her tea. But then the teabaggers need a lot of sugar to sweeten their essential bitterness.
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A short, tiny man with an orange tie standing on a box. Mass murderer and planner of a war of aggression. Was it Julius Streicher?
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And should I leave room for bullets in that mocha java?
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2010 on Tea Party Begets Heat Party at BAGnewsNotes
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I suggest you reread the last two sentences of my comment which would seem to both pre-empt and address whatever objection "no place in the fact" means. The war was one of criminal aggression which prevented peaceful change and "what ifs" I label a tricky game
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2010 on Victory at Last? at BAGnewsNotes
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Happy day, I've stumbled on how to post here without it having to be a reply. If anyone else using Macbook and Firefox was having the same problem. The fix is viewing the page in "no style". But on to the topic,. Saddam Hussein wasn't far from being ousted by death or insurrection as of 2003. Can we say that what happened in Iraq since then is that much different from what would have happened had Hussein been assassinated/died/deposed? In this sense, SH was as much evidence of what it took/takes to govern the artificial country labelled Iraq as he was criminal for making the place called Iraq a death camp for political opponents. Don't beat me up on this. There is no doubt the war of aggression was criminal act by the US gov't which, upon reflection, prevented any possibility of peaceful evolution after the demise of the SH regime. But “what if” is a tricky game to play.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2010 on Victory at Last? at BAGnewsNotes
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This isn't a reply to Dennis but is the only route I can go to post here. I'm working off a MacBook and can only post via a reply. I wanted to remind folks of South Vietnam's Nguyen Van Thieu. In 1971, Thiệu ran for re-election, but his reputation for corruption made his political opponents believe the race would be fixed, and they declined to run. As the only candidate, Thiệu was thus easily re-elected, receiving a suspiciously high 94% of the vote on an 87% turn-out. I'm not seeing any daylight between Thieu and Karzai.
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2009 on Afghanistan: Ain't That The Problem? at BAGnewsNotes
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"capitalism doesn't have an intrinsic morality." Which may explain how Halliburton CEO Cheney came, unhesitatingly and enthusiastically, to micromanage torture.
he is the very model of a modern conservative hypocrite. "I've got mine, eff you." I have successfully played the system and I want the game called while I am ahead. Smug.
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Bringing what looks like hypocrisy to the attention of "overweight" people is not "blaming" them. A fair percentage of the "overweight" are self-indulgent fatties that make excuses for their failure to strip off their clothes and stare into a "full-sized" mirror long enough to raise their consciousness as to one [in fairness not the only but surely the ultimate] source of their obesity and lack of fitness [which is BOTH physical and mental. Query: Are there "powerful, emotional, family social, cultural and economic forces contributing to their lack of consciousness? Sure, but personal responsibility for how one thinks begins at home]. Eating is a voluntary act that can be made into a conscious act, IF there is effort on behalf of the eater. Many [sure not all] are simply mentally lazy as is demonstrated by what they say at the town meetings. Consider: Would it be unfair to ask them, in an effort to determine their attempts at fitness, whether they walked or drove to the town meeting if it was about conservation? No. Same goes for providing health care. A question that points out hypocrisy is always fair.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_League
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Dolchstoßlegende and freikorps, 90 years later. "White world" has crumbled for them, it is just sinking in that they have an person of color as "their" president, but they'll never accept it and it's not their "fault" they do. It's almost as if the witch, red-baiting, communist, hysteria season has returned. It's about time isn't it? 1919; 1950s, 2000s. Bush warmed it up with the "Crusades" and "muslims" as the new "n*s" But if it wasn't "health insurance" it would be something else that would get them [white privilege types; such as the Paisley Protestants in Northern Ireland and the Afrikaaner/Boers] up on their hind legs snarling. Where is Cheney these days of madness?
Toggle Commented Aug 8, 2009 on Wingers "Speaking Out" at BAGnewsNotes
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If the Imams will lie to you about this world voting, you cannot believe them when they talk about the next world's paradise. Lies about fact and credibility about faith do not mix.
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2009 on Obama You're Not, Sir! at BAGnewsNotes
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Milbank is as light as they come and they come pretty light.
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this photo needs to be paired to what the autopsy photos seem to show. The story is heading down a dark tunnel with maybe no lights. MJ was frozen at 10 when he [my speculation] he realized something that kept him from getting any "older". Maybe it was that being Black in the U.S. at the time was too painful to engage and he stopped maturing. Not saying it's good or bad but something froze him at that age. perhaps that why he always seem incomprehensible to me, enjoyable, admirable and incomprehensible.
Toggle Commented Jun 30, 2009 on The Meaning Of Michael at BAGnewsNotes
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Is this the "backwash" of Empire that ferments, ripens and finally becomes the blowback of empire?
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2009 on Parisian Nights at BAGnewsNotes
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The U.S. has a significant minority population which makes it not really a normal country yet. Goes to war every 5 to 10 years. obsesses about the consensual sexual activity of others. abnormal combination to say the least. love of violence, distaste for sensuality. dangerous and a bit scary. pre-modern with nukes.
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2009 on Sanford: That's My Boy at BAGnewsNotes
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Ahmadinejad looks like an extra from Thriller. same make up
Toggle Commented Jun 26, 2009 on Turning Tide #2: "C'mon, Look Happy" at BAGnewsNotes
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I've written this elsewhere but whenever I start getting the warm and fuzzies for Bill. I think of Ricky Ray Rector and Lani Guinier. Now I shall think of this picture. And W and William are not so different when it comes to judicially countenanced killings. Ricky Ray Rector, a black man so mentally impaired he asked that the pie served at his last meal be saved for "later on." By 1992, Bill Clinton was insisting that Democrats "should no longer feel guilty about protecting the innocent" and took a position strongly supporting capital punishment. To make his point, he flew home to Arkansas mid-campaign to affirm that the execution would continue as scheduled. Some considered it a turning point in that race, hardening a soft public image. Others tend to cite the execution as an example of what they contend is Clinton's predisposition towards opportunism. Source wikipedia Tuesday, June 2, 2009. In the year following her execution, conservative commentator Tucker Carlson questioned Governor George W. Bush about how the Board of Pardons and Parole had arrived at the determination on her clemency plea. Carlson alleged that Bush, alluding to a televised interview which Karla Faye Tucker had given to talk show host Larry King, smirked and spoke mockingly about her.[8] source wikipedia Tuesday, June 2, 2009. Lani Guinier. Clinton withdrew her nomination, claiming he was unfamiliar with her writing and that he didn't realize that she advocated pure racial quotas as opposed to affirmative action, even though he had been a close friend of Guinier's for years and, ironically, Guinier had many times explicitly rejected the use of racial quotas in her law review articles. Clinton's White House counsel, Bernard Nussbaum, later acknowledged that the President was in fact aware of Guinier's positions on these issues but thought that her overall resume would overcome such handicaps. Source wikipedia. Tuesday, June 2, 2009
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Graft as in "new growth" on old? or graft as in corruption? Or both I suppose. The corruption of the occupation is matched only by the incompetence of the occupiers which is matched only by the deceit of Bush and Company which is only exceeded by the human suffering inflicted upon an innocent population. Hilary voted for the war. I wonder if she ever looks back. I get the feeling that the Clintons have cars with no rear view mirrors. Aside William Jefferson Clinton, George Walker Bush. It's the "Bill and George" Show. But it could be the W and "W" Show too. This is just the first episode. More will be inflicted upon us.
Toggle Commented May 31, 2009 on American Graft at BAGnewsNotes
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Whenever you start liking Bill Clinton google Ricky Ray Rector and Lani Guinier. His treatment of the are reasons to neither like nor trust the historical Clinton. These episodes tend to chill the ardor and allows one to get a glimpse of why the right hates him so and see they aren't as incorrect as sometimes one would like to believe as some essential facet of his character. It is all about Bill, after all. Naive to think this I suppose. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricky_Ray_Rector
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CNN stands for "Crappy Not News". but they have a lock on the 20%. they'll lose market share in the Hispanic community. Scalia is the one without either life experience or judicial demeanor, not to mention questionable ethics.
Toggle Commented May 29, 2009 on That 'Latina woman' at BAGnewsNotes
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