I see where Dr. Lewis thinks the test was a dud - "all fizzle no pop" according to one wag.
He makes a convincing case except the Russkies don't agree:
My thoughts on this later...Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 9.10.2006 @ 14:39
I would recommend that take your head out of your overly ample ass and grow up.
One bogus poll - yeah. Two - maybe. But every major race has been affected by this scandal.
Or does Tom Reynolds being 15 points down in a safe Republican seat mean that his whole district is suffering mass delusions?
Go back to your sandbox and let the adults talk now...Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 9.10.2006 @ 09:12
I generally agree that war critics demonstrate a lack of ideas for how to turn the situation around.
THe problem is that it is very possible that Iraq is not salvagable at this point. Partly due to our blunders but also a result of the history of the country and of the middle east. There literally is nothing we can do save keep training the Iraqi army and police while planning for a quick exit.
Hindsight suggests that there were errors made at the beginning that led us to this point. Certainly part of that was an inability by Rumsfeld, Cheney, and the President to recognize the nature of the insurgency and work in non military ways to confront it.
Too late now...Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 8.10.2006 @ 10:24
Your comment was deleted for being non germane to the post.
If you want to spout - get your own goddamn blog.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 6.10.2006 @ 15:08
Speaking of looking under the bed, just what the hell are you talking about? Where do you see anything in this post except a reasoned discussion of the bleak options facing this country regarding what even the American hating IAEA believes is an Iranian effort to get make nuclear weapons.
Kind of forgot about ElBaradei didn't ya? Or...maybe you were so entranced with his brown skin you didn't listen to what he had to say about Iranian nukes?
And btw - Iranians = brown skin? How ignorant are you? The Iranians are indo-Europeans - which makes them as white as me.
So much for the world revolving around your racist fantasies...Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 3.10.2006 @ 18:51
The idea that this entire incident wasn't "managed" as a political ploy is laughable.
And who's spinning anything except Democrats trying to smear the entire Republican party.
That website with the emails was as fake as a three dollar bill and was established solely for that purpose. Yeah right...3 different ex pages and interns who got hit on by Foley just happened to find this website that came into being a week after CREW got a hold of the emails and that nobody ever heard of. Santa Claus is coming to town if you believe that.
The whole thing stinks of politics - which makes the Democrats caterwalling about "the kids" so hypocritical as to make me want to vomit.
Foley was a Republican disaster waiting to happen. Unforced in that respect, yes. But the outing was as carefully stage managed as any campaign event you're likely to see.
Grow up and smell the coffee. This is how the game is played on both sides. If you can't take it, go back and play with your X-box.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 3.10.2006 @ 13:10
I wasn't clear enough when I suggested Dems "knew" about Foley.
His gayness was evidently an open secret - that nutcase Rodgers had been trying to out him since 2003 - and even though no pages were specifically "warned" about Foley (the page who was interviewed on ABC is backtracking furiously from that characterization) everyone knew of his interest in the page program.
On top of all that, Capitol Hill is one of the most gossipy places on earth - party labels aside. What I am reasonably sure of is that both Republicans and Democrats had their suspicions about him - and Republicans are to blame for not investigating the email incident more thoroughly although it is not at all clear that the raunchy IM's would have been revealed if they did.
And please spare me - CREW got the emails 7/21 and turned them over to the FBI (who, like the several other newspapers who looked at them didn't feel there was anything bad about them). The website that first published the emails ("Stop Sex Predators) had their first post on 7/28. In early September a diarist at Kos tried to interest people in the emails by linking to SSP - that didn't work. Someone then sent the information to Wonkette's site last week - she also linked.
Do you see a pattern here? Someone was trying to out the emails by using unwitting liberal blogs. It is probable that ABC News was made aware of the emails via Wonkette - although that's a guess I think it safe to assume someone at ABC News scans Wonkette and other big blogs (right and left) on a daily basis.
The IM's origin are still a mystery. Can't wait for the FBI to get to the bottom of that one. The point being not to absolve Republicans of anything but to call Democrats on their brazen hypocrisy on this issue - something you and the rest of the left won't do which is why I'm doing it.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 3.10.2006 @ 10:46
No profanity, please.
You want to drop F bombs, go shit on a liberal blog.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 2.10.2006 @ 17:52
Your comment was deleted for being completely non germane to the post. The word "Bush" appears nowhere in the post nor does any defense of any Administration policies.
And if you had half a brain and bothered to read a couple of posts on this blog, you'd know that the idea that I am a Bush apologist is laughably ignorant.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 2.10.2006 @ 13:37
Well, someone was shopping these things to news outlets as early as last November.
And it would be interesting to know just how long CREW had these IM's.
I'm coming around to the idea that in fact Foley's predilictions were an open secret in the House - that the kids knew, the Page system knew, and almost certainly some of the leadership knew the guy was a danger to kids.
It makes one wonder if he actually molested anyone.Comment Posted By Rick Moran On 1.10.2006 @ 21:06
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