take your answer off the air...

  • HorsesAss.Org: the straight poop on WA politics & the press
    progressive brilliance from the guy who pointed out Tim Eyman's nascent horse's-assedness
  • Talker's Magazine
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  • Orcinus
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    Dogged dogging of Fox News by a team who seems to watch every minute of the cable channel so you don't have to.
  • HistoryLink
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right-wing blogs we like

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    inexhaustible Drudgery of NW conservative news
  • The Radio Equalizer
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January 01, 2010

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saintrudy

Windbag Forever !!! And to the fools whom that continue to swallow the tripe he dishes out so generously. Must be nice not to waste energy thinking for yourselves.

sparky

I saw that, and at first I thought it was snark, but after reading it again, I guess they really were serious. Even about the part where they said he is polite.

Mike Barer

I wish Rush a quick recovery so we can kick him around a little more.

Banquo

Cthulhu be praised.

sparky

I read that he has recently lost 100lbs...again. Severe weight loss and gaining..the yo yo effect..is really hard on the heart. While he may not have actual heart disease, he isn't living a very healthy life, oxicontin aside.

KS

As stated before, I am not a Rush fan and believe he could tone down his rhetoric at times and be less of an extremist and a polarizing figure, but doubt if that will happen. That correlates with the possibility of Obama transforming into a moderate.

Actually, many of those who scoff at him are those who are incapable of critical thinking, the lemmings of the liberal progressive persuasion. Some conservatives are also that way - the so-called dittoheads, although Limbaugh would dispute that.

Good to hear that he is healthy though.

Drew

People with a history of syncope are not supposed to be taking ED meds like Viagra, even when they are on vacation in the underage sex-trade capital of the Dominican Republic.

AprilMayJune

Rush would dispute the fact that the people he calls dittoheads are lemmings? Lemmings and dittoheads are closely related species.

sowhat

who in hell gives a shit about what anything the gay radical extremist says on this web site?

Bob Nelson

Liberals are never hateful. They never wish death on anyone. They never take glee in possible health hazards by someone who has contrary opinions.

Liberals are full of...love...

Oh, and liberals have talk shows that have 600 affiliates and their hosts make millions of dollars, too.

Right.

KS

who in hell gives a shit about what anything the gay radical extremist says on this web site?

Posted by: sowhat | January 02, 2010 at 03:57 AM

Blogging while under the influence of queludes
Or is GG just trying to pull another one over ?
(they may be one and the same...)

KS

"Rush would dispute the fact that the people he calls dittoheads are lemmings? Lemmings and dittoheads are closely related species."

No kidding, Sherlock...

Duke Stern

Liberals have their own talk radio icons, as Rush is for Conservatives. Libs have Randi Rhodes. She has how many affiliates? Oh, that's right, Randi Rhodes can't get a job. I remember now!

sparky

cest' la vie, Dukey.."In May 2009, the Randi Rhodes Show joined Premiere Radio Network's lineup of nationally syndicated radio programs."

Duke Stern

Yeah? Comes in loud and clear here in Seattle.

KS

Let's hear three Chinese cheers for Victi-crats...Fooey, Fooey, Fooey !

Duke Stern

Randi Rhodes' past performance carries with it a stench that emanates from between her ears. Stations are not clamoring to carry her show. Sorry, even Glenn Beck even has more affiliates and always will.

sparky

Cons are always confusing quality with quantity. You agree, then, that there are far more right wing idiots out there than left wing ones. You're right. The numbers ARE telling.

KS

Lib Prog Con artists are constantly trying to change the argument and it has nothing to do with listeners. I disagree - there are more left wing useful idiots than right wing idiots.

In addition the left wing useful idiots currently have the lamestream media and other liberal institutions on their side. This helps fuel their global corporatist movement (follow the money) where the end justifies the means and ultimately the masses are asses.

KS

Lib Prog Con artists = Neo-coms

Nick Lowe,the jesus of cool

Lib Prog, we keep hearing that, like Yes, Emerson Lake and Palmer, early Rush. very cool.

sparky

No, KS, I didnt change the subject at all. You guys brag about Glen Beck's numbers but "it has nothing to do with listeners"? Hmm..it must be the pretty colors on the charts that fascinate you then.

Sometimes I wonder what you would have left to talk about if everyone just decided to agree with you. Who would you call names then?

Panko

Saying "liberal progressive is like saying, "conservative right-winger." It's redundant and frankly, kind of ignorant.
Limbaugh's Dittoheads and O'Reilly's Pinheads are the same thing.

KS

Sparkles, your reading comprehension is lacking - you missed the point. I stand by the point that # of listeners don't mean anything and the remainder of what I said.

Oh, I see rightwing idiots is not name calling in your world. LMAO - get real

correction Panko- there are Republican progressives (e.g Lindsey Graham, John McCain and GW Bush) - frankly you are ignorant about that.

Drew

ks- who else calls McCain, Graham, and "W" progressives? Besides you I haven't heard of them ever being referenced as "republican progressives" in any article or blog.

KS

only those who pay attention to the other side of the partisan divide (i.e. conservative websites). Frankly, this blog does not. Check some conservative blogs.

Progressives always believe in bigger government - did our government get larger when Bush 43 was president ?
Hell yes it did. DHS did not exist before then and it has become one of the biggest bureaucracies (and inefficient ones, just to name one example)

Coiler

"Frankly, this blog does not. Check some conservative blogs."

This is not a conservative blog, hello?

Drew

ks, I have checked some conservative blogs, and still didn't find this phrase you use. Which confirms my suspicion that it's YOUR definition; not anyone else's. Long, long before you started using it, the term "progressive" was coined to describe liberals who didn't want to see their persuasion become stagnant or immobile as society continues to change and adapt to world events. It means "moving forward", so it doesn't make much sense when you apply it to people who grow government- People like McCain and Bush were anything but progressive, as they were actually taking us backwards in philosophy and culture. War: not progressive. Torture: not progressive. Standing by as the oil companies raised gas prices, hurting small businesses, the poor and middle-class: definitely not progressive.
Most would clearly define McCain, Bush and Graham as "regressive"

Puget Sound

Drew,
when you say no usable intell came from targeting high value suspects for waterboarding you are wrong and have prevented plots. waterboarding wasn't done en masse it was on specific high value targets. if you want to get another view to understand red state america watch:

A Learned Lady


the issue with lawyering up is that for the lower level ones what useful intel they have is very temporary and it is best to get em talking early.
as for Bush 'running away', please detail how he ran away. if you are referring to tora bora and using afghan tribes to hunt him down it was a mistake. but if you look at that mountain range/area, it was done that way in order to spare american lives given the difficult and rugged terrain. in retrospect, it was a mistake as osama bribed his way out and over to pakistan.
military tribunals are appropriate for foreign combatants. mcveigh was an american. the others should have been processed through the military tribunals.

Puget Sound

And if you want to read about how effective enhanced interrogation techniques work on high value targets read this Washington Post Op Ed.

It Works. And it won't matter that you and I disagree because after the next attack occurs -if successful- Pres Obama will be using it in the same way he is not going to close Gitmo and has ramped up the troops in Afghanistan and engaged in an aggressive use of Predator Drones in Pakistan. Condi Rice put it best in that video, 'you don't know until you have been put in a position of responsibility...' Why do you think Pres Obama is looking 5 years older after 1 year in office?

Puget Sound

"Frankly, this blog does not. Check some conservative blogs."

This is not a conservative blog, hello?

Posted by: Coiler | January 02, 2010 at 06:15 PM

What's wrong there 'Coiler'? can't get over the fact that not every third blog response doesn't include your patented phrase of crushing republicans?
boo-f'n hoo.

Coiler

The blog owner encourages the exposing of right wing news makers and their shills. You haven't figured that out yet?

Puget Sound

actually, i am appreciative.
if you are similarly appreciative i hope you sent in some cash to help keep this blog going.
you have sent some in, haven't you?

Drew

We are still waiting to see you're proof that torture provides valuable intel. It doesn't and never has. Even Sean Hannity knows it's wrong. But it does make cons feel good.

Coiler

It's not a conservative blog, Putsie. Did you feel the need to buy some sympathy?

Ron

Sorry, Puget Sound. I don't know where you cut and paste that quote from, but your information is wrong.

"Torture generates extremely bad intelligence data" and is "enormously counterproductive", according to bioethicist Steven Miles at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, US. He gives the example that some of the information linking Iraq to Al-Qaeda, which later proved wrong, came from a man named Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi during CIA interrogations in Egypt that involved torture.

Journal reference: Archives of General Psychiatry (vol 64, p 277)

(AP) The CIA's harsh interrogation program likely damaged the brain and memory functions of terrorist suspects, diminishing their physical ability to provide the detailed information the spy agency sought, according to a new scientific paper.

The paper by an Irish academic scrutinizes the harsh techniques used by the CIA under the Bush administration through the lens of neurobiology. Researchers concluded that the harsh methods were biologically counterproductive to eliciting quality information because prolonged stress harms the brain's ability to retain and recall information.

"Solid scientific evidence on how repeated and extreme stress and pain affect memory and executive functions (such as planning or forming intentions) suggests these techniques are unlikely to do anything other than the opposite of that intended by coercive or enhanced interrogation," according to the paper published in the scientific journal, "Trends in Cognitive Science: Science and Society."

We had a president who admitted his favorite television show was "24". Unfortunately, he also seemed to see himself as Jack Bauer.

Puget Sound

Drew
With all due respect to the Professors in the Ivory Towers that you cited,
I guess you better explain that to Khalid Sheik Muhommed. You know, the guy who gave us that intel that prevented the attack on the west coast.
" "Before the CIA used enhanced techniques . . . KSM resisted giving any answers to questions about future attacks, simply noting, 'Soon you will find out.' " Once the techniques were applied, "interrogations have led to specific, actionable intelligence, as well as a general increase in the amount of intelligence regarding al Qaeda and its affiliates."

Specifically, interrogation with enhanced techniques "led to the discovery of a KSM plot, the 'Second Wave,' 'to use East Asian operatives to crash a hijacked airliner into' a building in Los Angeles." KSM later acknowledged before a military commission at Guantanamo Bay that the target was the Library Tower..."

or how about this from a CIA member who saw it first hand:

"The controversial interrogation technique that simulates drowning also was approved at the highest levels of the government, former agent John Kiriakou, a leader of the team that captured al Qaeda’s Abu Zubaydah, has told network news interviewers. And that water-boarding, Kiriakou has said, produced instant results: Abu Zubaydah started talking in less than 35 seconds.

“The next day, he told his interrogator that Allah had visited him in his cell during the night and told in to cooperate,’’ Kiriakou told ABC News World News in interview aired last night. “From that day on, he answered every question. The threat information he provided disrupted a number of attacks, maybe dozens of attacks.’’"

You stay with the Profs, I'll stick with the people in the field.

But it won't really matter in the long run as once we have a successful attack Pres Obama will be the first one to waterboard a high value target.

Just to make clear, waterboarding some schmoo low level type is not what I am talking about as they have limited information.
But on a few high value targets it can be damn useful.

Puget Sound

It's not a conservative blog, Putsie. Did you feel the need to buy some sympathy?

Posted by: Coiler | January 02, 2010 at 09:10 PM

figures, you would be freeloading there Coiler. very consistent with your world view,eh? always generous with someone else's money or resources but slow to help out.

Coiler

I guess I should call you Pious Putz since you feel the need to show off the pew you bought in church.

Ron

That was I who provided those sources, not Drew. And you merely quoted an op-ed in a newspaper. Your source is hardly fool-proof.

sparky

Hey Puts, are you now the Treasurer of this site, and know who gave what to Bla'M??

Drew

Thanks Ron, for the credible intel on torture.
As for KSM and the "Library Tower" thwarted attack, didn't we find out that they tortured KSM 183 times, and all of them were nearly 6 months AFTER the attack plan was uncovered? But the the cons had to hope that intelligent Americans wouldn't catch that little glitch in the timeline, so they could try and convince more gullible folks to get on board the torture train.

Drew

"I'll stick with the people in the field." What people in the "field" do you know? Cheney, Rove and Bush are the people you listen to.

So when is Sean Hannity going to be waterboarded? He said it was harmless. He said he'd do it for the troops. And then he said, ummm, er, nothing. The date came and went; a date he agreed upon, and then he quietly backed down. As for the money he was going to give to a troop charity for the event, it's OK- Olbermann paid it. Wrote out a fat check, a few days after it was clear that Hannity was going to welch.

Drew

The Library Tower plot was uncovered in February of 2002, and KSM wasn't even captured until March of 2003.

Peeroy Jabbar

ok all you so-called environmentalist greenie lib bastards- Dr. Bill is now in the building and he's taking down names and kicking butts.

Drew

Even FBI Director Robert Mueller says that no usable information has ever come from torture.

Drew

Sweet chocolate creme Jesus, Dr. Bill...don't you ever take a goddamn day off?

Peeroy Jabbar

i was driving a k-9 Cat bulldozer and smoking cigars with Clint Eastwood in the high Sierras bunkhouse before you were out of diapers, you greenie Brooklyn Junior College dropout with "environmental expert" rubber-stamped on your ass! I'll have you know those photos that my real life "Play Misty for Me' female stalker sent me would make the flag pole stand up on a corpse. you goddamned greenie bunghole bastard. You better believe Clint told me how to handle her.

Dr. Bill

this fella Peeroy Jabbar who 's getting his jollies, with one hand under the table, as he ridicules me here on this blog, and the rest of you libs here, are a bunch of two-bit, vulgar, Nazi frauds.

Dr. Bill

Peeroy, you're the typical babbling idiot, sitting at the end of a bar, up there in Seattle. Two-bit, vulgar bastard. I have to put up with clowns like you blowing smoke up my pants leg, while I'm trying to alert good, working Californians about the first-class screw job their getting.

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