READER COMMENTS ON
"KRUGMAN: 'They Told You So'"
(20 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 12/11/2006 @ 7:43 pm PT...
Yeah, its amazing, isn't it
Its like Juan Williams on Fox Gnus Sunday, reaming out Kristol and Shit Fume, check it out (courtesy of C&L)
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 12/11/2006 @ 9:15 pm PT...
Accountability...We have to hold them accountable. Otherwise, we'll be in the same damn criminal murderous syndrome a few years or a decade from now. Let's not kid ourselves. This has got to stop.
Also, Kucinich's idea of a "Department of Peace" is an excellent idea. We can't afford to dismiss it as pie in the sky.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 12/11/2006 @ 9:22 pm PT...
Thanks for the full article Brad. Glad to see my favourite person, for your next President,Howard Dean mentioned.
I went searching to see which Republicans voted against the war (six) and their reasons for doing so...here's one comment that was right on.
Rep Amo Houghton of New York
"I met with some Arabs the other day, with a group of Israelis and Arabs who were talking about the Middle East, and they said, the Iraqis in general hate Saddam Hussein, but they hate the United States even more.
So Iraq is now one of the only secular countries in that region. And the Sunnis and the Shiites could create such a mess following a war that we could find ourselves against a religious fundamentalist state that could develop, where that is not the case now.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 12/11/2006 @ 9:31 pm PT...
How about Michael Moore, who was BOOED on national television for speaking the truth?
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 12/11/2006 @ 10:43 pm PT...
"... neoconvict said...
How about Michael Moore, who was BOOED on national television for speaking the truth?"
Well, if he hadn't been so deceptive with Fahrenheit 9/11...
(Yes, yes... "Shrub's War" was and is a disaster.)
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 12/11/2006 @ 11:52 pm PT...
Yeah, Kucinich always gets ignored, but has been a real warrior for all things reasonable and good. I gave him $500.00 in the 2004 race.
Bowling for Columbine is still prescient. Let's not forget what Mr. Moore said that night. (paraphrasing) "We live in a country that has a fictitious president". Hard to believe that Moore could get booed by all those liberals in Hollywood. He talked about that later and said he had to walk out of there all alone. Shame!
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 12/12/2006 @ 12:08 am PT...
Oh, let's not forget to thank Mr. Krugman!
He has gone way beyond the call of duty and even out of his area of expertise, (economics), to get the truth out there on many issues including multiple articles on voting machines.
Much better then Newsweak!
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 12/12/2006 @ 1:51 am PT...
Another I told you so: James Baker
Memoirs of Gulf War under Daddy Bush:
I am no longer asked why we did not remove Saddam
For years, the question I was most often asked about Desert Storm is why we did not remove Saddam Hussein from power. [The answer is that] A coalition war to liberate Kuwait could then have been portrayed as a US war of conquest. Furthermore, even if Saddam were captured and his regime toppled, American forces would still have been confronted with the spectre of a military occupation of indefinite duration to pacify a country and sustain a new government in power. The ensuing urban warfare would surely have resulted in more casualties to American GIs than the war itself, thus creating a political firestorm at home.
And as much as Saddam’s neighbours wanted to see him gone, they feared Iraq would fragment in unpredictable ways that would play into the hands of the mullahs in Iran, who could export their brand of Islamic fundamentalism with the help of Iraq’s Shias and quickly transform themselves into a dominant regional power.
So, with all that knowledge of just how bad things could be, he still supported the invasion of Iraq by Baby Bush.
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 12/12/2006 @ 4:24 am PT...
Brad, I listen to Limbaugh and Hannity whenever I can, so I can see their talking points for their retarded listeners, and yesterday, Hannity was on the Patriotic and religious bandwagon, trying the nationalistic angle, of re-pimping the Iraq War...how they're fighting for our freedom over there (right...), and a caller asked him if Jesus would kill 655,000 Iraqi's, and he said that Jesus would use any means whatsoever to remove Sadaam. So, now Hannity speaks for Jesus, and says Jesus would kill 655,000 to remove Sadaam!!! His listeners with any part of their brain remaining, should never listen to his "used car salesman" show again.
On the Limbaugh front, Rush (his nickname, because he gets a "Rush" from Oxycotin) devoted his entire show to bashing Barack Obama. Rush calls him Barack Hussein Obama. Rush said that Obama called Republicans racists...I did not see ANYWHERE where Obama called Republicans racists. Where/when did he say that? I think that is totally FALSE!
It's the U.S. citizens vs. Bush/Rush/Hannity/FOX.
Bush & Rush: One friggin' letter difference in their names!
I cannot stress enough how Rush & Hannity are unAmerican and ruining America the best they can. The 2 liars.
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 12/12/2006 @ 4:26 am PT...
Rush and Hannity are the "Tokyo Rose"'s of the Republicans! Droning, incessant lies over the airwaves. Any channel that broadcasts them is complicit in ruining America. Any channel that broadcasts them is unAmerican. Jesus would use any means to remove Sadaam Hussein!!! How come they never pay for statements like that from the religious right??? They're a bunch of liars and hypocrites, too!
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
said on 12/12/2006 @ 5:45 am PT...
Theocracy drives the bus, democracy is assigned a seat way in the rear.
An extreme right-wing fundimentalist christian group called "Christian Embassy" has infiltrated the Pentagon and the high rank of the military officers. Disciples of this rabid christian group are well represented in the ranks of the White House as special assistants to the president, and they number heavily in both Houses of Congress.
How or why government employees who are on the taxpayers payroll or a military man in a government issued military uniform, and use governmental buildings owned by the taxpayers as a backdrop or a prop in this christo-fascist propaganda film is beyond comprehension.
Link to US Government endorsed christo-fascist propaganda film.
This "Christian Embassy" group is similar to the christian mafia group "The Fellowship" who ultimate goal is to also dismantle democracy and install a christian theocratic form of government.
Link to info on the christian group "The Fellowship".
COMMENT #12 [Permalink]
said on 12/12/2006 @ 5:45 am PT...
... big dan ranted...
"Rush and Hannity... ... Any channel that broadcasts them is complicit in ruining America. Any channel that broadcasts them is unAmerican."
Your words would be a terrible weapon against them... if only you didn't sound so much like them.
This moment of satori has been brought to you by the zapkitty and your local Voltaire memorial fund.
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
said on 12/12/2006 @ 9:36 am PT...
Today is a blockbuster Democracy NOW! show...take a look:
Headlines for December 12, 2006
- Olmert Admits Israel Has Nuclear Weapons
- 57 Killed in Iraq Double Bombing
- Kofi Annan Accuses U.S. of Abandoning Its Ideals
- Former Achenese Rebel Leader Elected Governor
- British Officials Stop Using Phrase "War on Terror"
- Student Protesters Interrupt Ahmadinejad Speech
- Desmond Tutu Criticizes Israel For Blocking Trip to Gaza
- Kucinich to Run For President Again
- Scientists: Arctic Could Be Ice-Free in 30 Years
- GOP Lawmaker Advocates for Assassination of Castro
Cindy Sheehan, Medea Benjamin Convicted of Trespassing for Delivering Peace Petition to UN
Peace activists Cindy Sheehan, Medea Benjamin, Missy Beattie, and Reverend Patricia Ackerman delivered a peace petition to the U.S Mission to the United Nations on Monday. Hours before, a Manhattan criminal court had found the women guilty of trespassing for trying to do the same thing in honor of International Womens Day in March. [includes rush transcript - partial]
Senator-Elect Sherrod Brown On Iraq, Donald Rumsfeld and Why He Voted For the Military Commissions Act
Sherrod Brown is one of the six Democrats who defeated Republican incumbents in the Senate in November. Brown has served as a Congressmember in Ohio's thirteenth district since 1993 and has been one of the most progressive lawmakers on Capitol Hill. We speak with the incoming Ohio Senator about his election win, the Iraq war, Donald Rumsfeld's resignation and why he voted for the Military Commission Act.
Taking the Hill: New Doc Chronicles War Veterans On the Campaign Trail
In November 2006, more than 50 veterans of the U.S. armed forces from around the country competed for seats in Congress. Since WWII, there had never been this many veterans running for national office at the same time. "Taking the Hill," a new documentary by the award-winning filmmaking team of Brent and Craig Renaud follows five of these candidates as they hit the campaign trail.
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
said on 12/12/2006 @ 9:37 am PT...
Zapkitty: What are you, high or something???
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
said on 12/12/2006 @ 4:58 pm PT...
Was going to say,..
Hannity, Limbaugh and that ilk are anti-American propagandists who contaminate and pollute the public airwaves controlled by the CMSM. They bend , twist, distort, and contort reality with the agenda to advance the right-wing cause. If that should lead to the destruction of democracy, so be it, as long as the Nazi/Christo/Fascists are enabled to established their warped theocracy and allowed to continue to rape the national treasury for their own self enrichment.
Big Dan is not like them.
COMMENT #16 [Permalink]
said on 12/12/2006 @ 7:56 pm PT...
I share in Big Dan's utter rage against Hannity and Rush.
The difference in our rage as opposed to the on-air, publicly intoxicated liars:
Our anger is very REAL.
COMMENT #17 [Permalink]
said on 12/13/2006 @ 12:36 am PT...
... big dan said...
Zapkitty: What are you, high or something???
Early and often. As for what triggered my response... look up the House Un-American Activities Committee....
COMMENT #18 [Permalink]
said on 12/13/2006 @ 1:13 am PT...
Big Dan's brother has a few words to add to the discussion,
COMMENT #19 [Permalink]
said on 12/13/2006 @ 2:57 am PT...
Old Turk, he took the words right out of my mouth
Even if you have the dreaded dial-up Turks link is worth it
COMMENT #20 [Permalink]
said on 12/13/2006 @ 3:35 am PT...
That's real anger. I got that vibe!