Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 1:00am

Clean out the cabinet

The attacks on Nancy Pelosi by the Republicans trying to make an issue of statements she made saying that the CIA did not inform her of details of water boarding and other methods of so-called enhanced interrogation being used to illicit information from detainees is nothing but a diversionary tactic to shift attention away from the everyday unfolding events of the crimes of the Bush administration.

To this point it looks like Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Condoleezza Rice, Alberto Gonzales and maybe even Colin Powell, were all complicit in secret and un-American and illegal activities.

Some Republicans are demanding Pelosi resign, accusing her of lying to the CIA which cannot be proved. One thing we do know is that the CIA has lied to Congress in the past regarding WMDs, Yellow cake, etc. In the face of this, I will accept what Pelosi says and not the CIA unless they can document it.

I might also note that Republicans have a history of playing the game of diversionary tactics when the water gets hot for them, but the difference now is that the electorate has had eight years of nothing but lies and criminal activity from them and are not quite as gullible as they used to be.

It seems that the more that is divulged, the more it looks that the whole Bush cabinet were liars and criminals and should be prosecuted.

C.W.Clouse, 37209

 

230 Comments on this post:

By: Blanketnazi2 on 6/2/09 at 12:26

chief, if i owned that dog my beer tab would go up - lol! i have to watch my little female dog - she's a booze hound. she'll sneak a drink of beer if you don't watch her.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 6/2/09 at 12:27

dooley, is scary when you start calling me one of the saner folks in the group - lol! Houston, we have a problem.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/2/09 at 12:31

By: chiefpayne568 on 6/2/09 at 1:12

And my opinions are indeed my own...and have been for decades.

_________________________________________________________________

Now how would you know that, chief? If you have been programmed into thinking that you had a life.

As far as you know, you might have bee turned on today, with decades of memory already installed. lol

By: chiefpayne568 on 6/2/09 at 12:33

Blanket,

"chief, if i owned that dog my beer tab would go up - lol! i have to watch my little female dog - she's a booze hound. she'll sneak a drink of beer if you don't watch her."

Hummm....wonder where she learned THAT from???!!!

By: chiefpayne568 on 6/2/09 at 12:34

Nemo,

"Now how would you know that, chief? If you have been programmed into thinking that you had a life. As far as you know, you might have bee turned on today, with decades of memory already installed. lol"

I know because I know, grasshopper.

By: house_of_pain on 6/2/09 at 12:36

Wow, you guys just blew each others' mind.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 6/2/09 at 12:37

my little girl dog most certainly has a mind of her own. she's 19 lbs. of authority.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 6/2/09 at 12:37

By: house_of_pain on 6/2/09 at 1:36
Wow, you guys just blew each others' mind.

LOL!

By: pandabear on 6/2/09 at 12:38

master po says 'high'...

By: chiefpayne568 on 6/2/09 at 12:38

dooley,

You claim you can't stand to comment here anymore because of those who you consider beneath you...yet you still come here anyway. Sounds vaguely masochistic to me.

Perhaps psychological counseling would help?

BTW, Nemo tolerates us because he's in a party of tolerance, right Nemo?

By: chiefpayne568 on 6/2/09 at 12:40

House,

"Wow, you guys just blew each others' mind."

Sorry but I'm strictly straight! LOL :-)

By: pandabear on 6/2/09 at 12:40

dooley:
You can't take any of this too seriously or you're lost.

By: pandabear on 6/2/09 at 12:41

...he said "mind" chief...what are you thinkin'...?

By: house_of_pain on 6/2/09 at 12:41

chief, I can tell that by your jacket. Straight, that is.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/2/09 at 12:43

dooley I come and play with the stupid fringe nuts, because it makes me appreciations for the sane.

Plus I get to play with gdia and Blanket. ;-0

By: chiefpayne568 on 6/2/09 at 12:44

Panda,

"master po says 'high'..."

Konnichiwa Master Po!

By: chiefpayne568 on 6/2/09 at 12:45

Panda,

Mind, mine...whatever...I'm still straight. LOL

By: chiefpayne568 on 6/2/09 at 12:46

House,

But I can still type with my feet! LOL

By: pandabear on 6/2/09 at 12:46

chief:
I can almost hear you stuttering....

By: pandabear on 6/2/09 at 12:47

"Mary had a little lamb..."

...that's when I knew it was over....

By: chiefpayne568 on 6/2/09 at 12:49

Panda,

Really? I can't? Maybe I'm going deaf?

By: Captain Nemo on 6/2/09 at 12:49

How would you know what a grashopper is chief?

I have no tolerates for stupid, chief!

What makes you think you are stright, chief?

By: chiefpayne568 on 6/2/09 at 12:50

Nemo,

Because I've seen them.

You have no tolerates for stupid? Um, yeah.

Because I'm married to a woman and have 3 kids. Now what makes you think you are, Nemo?

By: house_of_pain on 6/2/09 at 12:52

chief, you need a hearing aid. And some nose spray.
Those farts of yours aren't actually silent & odorless.

By: chiefpayne568 on 6/2/09 at 12:52

Ok...now this really STINKS!

Hummer Finds a Buyer in Chinese Machinery Company
http://www.cnbc.com/id/31065937

By: chiefpayne568 on 6/2/09 at 12:54

House,

Stop sniffing around my cubicle!

By: Captain Nemo on 6/2/09 at 12:57

By: chiefpayne568 on 6/2/09 at 1:50
Nemo,

chief:

Because I've seen them.
Sure you have chief. It is in the program.

chief:

You have no tolerates for stupid? Um, yeah.
Does that make you feel unwanted?

chief:

Because I'm married to a woman and have 3 kids.
That is what you have been programed to think.

chief:

Now what makes you think you are, Nemo?
What make you think I am Nemo?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 6/2/09 at 12:59

so are you but what am i? lol!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 6/2/09 at 12:59

time for a spiked Sonic drink.

By: chiefpayne568 on 6/2/09 at 1:01

Nemo,

That's it...he's imbibed the Kool-aid.

Medic!

By: house_of_pain on 6/2/09 at 1:04

Every one of your employers just called...time for a random drug test.
Luckily, I had the afternoon off.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/2/09 at 1:04

By: chiefpayne568 on 6/2/09 at 2:01
Nemo,

That's it...he's imbibed the Kool-aid.

Medic!
_________________________________________________________________

That is so predictable programming of you chief.

By: chiefpayne568 on 6/2/09 at 1:05

Nemo,

As you are so inconsistent, nothing about you is predictable.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/2/09 at 1:12

Inconsistent? chief you are so silly!!

This has got to be your most silliest to date.

By: chiefpayne568 on 6/2/09 at 1:19

Nemo,

No so predictable after all. Hummm.

By: chiefpayne568 on 6/2/09 at 1:20

Darn...this isn't good!

Dollar Declines as Nations Mull Reserve Currency Alternatives

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a3X76sjV801Y&refer=worldwide

By: Captain Nemo on 6/2/09 at 1:24

As predictable when chief program does not have a ready reply it goes into chief little rush mode and focus on something else. lol

By: chiefpayne568 on 6/2/09 at 1:31

Nemo,

Yep, you really are inconsistent.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 6/2/09 at 1:34

"You cannot reason people out of a position that they did not reason themselves into."
— Ben Goldacre (Bad Science)

By: Blanketnazi2 on 6/2/09 at 1:35

The true-believer syndrome merits study by science. What is it that compels a person, past all reason, to believe the unbelievable. How can an otherwise sane individual become so enamored of a fantasy, an imposture, that even after it's exposed in the bright light of day he still clings to it--indeed, clings to it all the harder? --M. Lamar Keene

http://www.skepdic.com/truebeliever.html

By: chiefpayne568 on 6/2/09 at 1:37

Blanket,

I assume you are discussing Nemo. A valid question indeed.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 6/2/09 at 1:41

chief, the true-believer syndrome, which is a cognitive disorder, explains how someone can be brainwashed into believing something false - which is one way in which cults gain power. i believe that it also comes into play with organized religion and politics. some folks want something to be true so badly that even when shown irrefutable evidence to the contrary, will still cling to their belief system.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 6/2/09 at 1:43

such as Iraq having nothing to do with 9-11, Obama not being a Muslim, etc. etc.

By: chiefpayne568 on 6/2/09 at 1:46

Blanket,

And the opposite of such would be one willing to at the very least to discuss the possibility of being wrong in their positions, correct?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 6/2/09 at 1:47

discussing with an OPEN mind, yes.

By: chiefpayne568 on 6/2/09 at 1:52

Blanket,

Indeed.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 6/2/09 at 1:56

When evangelicals on the right call President Obama a socialist, a racist, anti-American, an abortionist, not a real American, and, echoing the former Vice President, someone who is weakening America's defenses and making us less safe, the logical conclusion is violence. If you take these words literally you might pull the trigger to "make America safe" and/or free us from communism or to even protect us from-- what some "Christian" leaders claim-- Obama as the Antichrist.

http://downwithtyranny.blogspot.com/2009/06/unhinging-society-apology-from-follower.html

By: slacker on 6/2/09 at 1:58

nazi, you gotta admit the Heavens gate crowd wore cool tennis shoes, and that requires great reasoning ability..eh?

By: Dragon on 6/2/09 at 1:58

How about some funny news -

From last Friday’s White House press briefing: Talking about the upcoming hurricane season.
Dr. Louis Uccellini, who is the director of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction
"Unlike last year where these three factors were all lining up for an above normal season, which in fact did occur, this year these factors are working against each other. And for that reason the forecasters and the forecast that was released on the 21st called for a 50 percent chance of a normal season, with possibilities that it could either be above or below, but a real focus on the normal aspect."
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Briefing-by-White-House-Press-Secretary-Robert-Gibbs-5-29-09/

So, there is a 50% chance of a normal season and an equal chance it could be above normal or below normal. The funny part is, not a single reporter in the press pool questioned this statement.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 6/2/09 at 2:01

slacker, i wonder if they got a group discount or an endorsement from the shoe manufacturer?