You Go, Joe!

6 07 2007

From •The New York Times•:

JULY 4, 2007,  5:05 PM

Biden Talks Tough

DES MOINES — Joseph Biden, the Delaware Democrat running for president, is a man of strong opinions. During a campaign event in a Des Moines backyard today, Mr. Biden had some choice words for President Bush and two of the Republicans running for the White House.

“This guy is brain dead,” Mr. Biden said to surprised applause and laughter from the crowd. “I know I’ll be quoted, I’ll be killed for that.”
“This is a guy who is on the balls of his heels, here’s a guy who is lower off in the polls than any president in modern history and he goes ahead and he does something that just flies in the face of the sensibilities of the American people.”

A few minutes later, Mr. Biden turned his sights on Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York, and a Republican running for president. “I can hardly wait to debate Rudy Giuliani if he is their nominee,” he said. “Because I will eat his lunch. The next time I hear a Republican talk about us being tough on terror – give me a break!”

Finally, Mr. Biden’s target was Mitt Romney, the Massachusetts Republican running for president. “I found Romney’s statements yesterday profound – crazy — when he talked about going to war with Iran,” he said. “Why are we talking about going to war with Iran?”


Federal Debt now $9 TRILLION!

30 03 2007

From ••, the head of the General Accounting Office is travelling the nation warning about the dangers of the federal debt, which has reached the staggering figure of $9 trillion.

Absolutely unconscionable. Every politician in Washington should be put on trial for malfeasence. Starting with the Idiot-In-Chief and his demonic lackies.

An excerpt:

By Kyle Almond

(CNN) — He has recently made stops in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, giving speeches and holding town hall meetings. But he’s not seeking the presidency.

David M. Walker, the nation’s top accountant, is instead touring the country to warn Americans about the consequences of a federal debt he says is on an unsustainable course.

Walker, who heads the General Accountability Office (GAO), has visited college campuses, spoken to lawmakers in Washington and toured 19 states in the last year and a half.

He plans to continue through next year and is focusing on states that could affect the 2008 presidential race, in hopes that candidates will heed his message.

“If [the candidates] don’t make [the debt] one of their top three priorities, in my opinion, they don’t deserve to be president and we can’t afford for them to be president,” he told CNN.

The federal debt has soared during the last two decades — from $2.13 trillion in 1986 to $5.22 trillion in 1996 and $8.51 trillion in 2006.

The federal debt now stands near $9 trillion.

The way programs such as Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare are structured, the government will incur an additional debt of $50 trillion during the next 20 years, according to GAO figures.

The $50 trillion total amounts to about $440,000 per American household, Walker said.

The primary drivers behind the additional rise in spending are the baby boomers, who start becoming eligible for Social Security in 2008 and Medicare in 2011.

“We are talking about an unprecedented change in the demographic landscape of America,” Walker said. “And we are not prepared for this oncoming wave.”

Republican Party Scam!

28 03 2007

Check out •this article• (and my attached comment) about a bizarre fund-raising scam being run by the Republican National Campaign Committee. I It has to do with “winning” a fake “award” for a contribution to the RNCC!


Dennis Kucinich Urges Conversation about Impeachment

20 03 2007

Anti-Hillary “1984” Video!

19 03 2007

First, this is Apple Computer’s famous “1984” commercial attacking then rival IBM:

Second, this is an unofficial Obama campaign video using the same tact in going against Hillary Clinton:

An interesting mash-up, no?