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By The Reverend Published: November 30, 2007

Rudy Giuliani is the GOP presidential frontrunner. I'm not sure how much longer he will hold that position, but right now, it is what it is. Finally challenged by tough questions in the last several days, Mr. Authoritarian demonstrates what a Rudy presidency would look like.....

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Debating Dual Narratives

By The Reverend Published: November 30, 2007

Dual and competing narratives seeking to explain reality are the visible symptoms of America's current political health condition.

The danger of the information age, an age in which the flow and the amount of information circulating has become overwhelming........is an American populace not knowing what is real.....what is true and what is a lie.

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The "You-Boob" CNN, GOP "Debate"

By The Reverend Published: November 29, 2007

I know, I know.....it was called the YouTube CNN "Debate". But my goodness, didn't those Republican candidates put on a clinic last night on how to further marginalize their own political party while embarrassing themselves personally, at the same time? I think I'll call that a Twofer of You-Boob'ers.

Get a load of this....

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This Looks Like An Important Story About Rudy

By The Reverend Published: November 29, 2007

Ummm.....this.....is actually a huge story. Will the establishment-right teevee Knee Padders share it with American viewers?

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Trent Lott, Man Of Integrity

By The Reverend Published: November 28, 2007

Integrity is what I like to see from politicians. By god, if there's one character trait The Reverend looks for in a politician....it's integrity. One senator who has a lot of integrity is Trent Lott, GOP'er from Mississippi. And a politician with integrity, like Trent Lott, when he finally steps down and retires from his office, will be a retirement brimming with integrity. One for the Hall Of Integrity Fame, to be sure. Like the following retirement of integrity....

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Richest Country Can't Afford Rehab For Seniors

By The Reverend Published: November 27, 2007

Dianne Feinstein, Democratic Senator from California, has been a huge disappointment to progressives. The following story needs read in it's entirety to appreciate the stench in it's robust fullness....click on the links.....it's quite a story. Follow the bread crumbs of the following pieces of the story to see why I say that....

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CNN & GOP Talking Points

By The Reverend Published: November 27, 2007

The focus of many of my posts has been, and will continue to be, on the media. Oftentimes called the mainstream media by others, oftentimes called the Knee Pad Media by me.

I believe the KPM members are actually very intelligent, talented, people fully aware of what it is that they are doing. I don't believe, for example, that the following question from the 11-15-07 Democratic "debate" on CNN was anything but a Republian talking point couched in typical 'gotcha' phrasing.....

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Creating A Problem To Solve

By The Reverend Published: November 26, 2007

Part of Junior's language about Iraq from the beginning has been that Iraq, eventually, will be a strategic partner with the U.S. in Junior's bumper sticker "war on terror".

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Lies Meant To Scare And Divide Us

By The Reverend Published: November 26, 2007

As we move closer to the general election next November, it is crystal clear that one of the primary topics for discussion for the Republican Party will be....Immigration. And, of course, the establishment-right media will do their unlevel best to prioritize their "content" so that it aligns with GOP talking points. Tim Russert, Wolf Blitzer, Campbell Brown, and other brand names have already blazed the trail with their GOP talking point questions about driver's licenses for immigrants. Many more sycophants will follow.

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Twin Towers of American Leadership

By The Reverend Published: November 25, 2007

Very similar in nature to America's reliance on war and violence as foreign policy is American reliance on greed as the basis of our economic policy. Violence and greed. They get results.

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Forced Pregnancy Lobby Report

By The Reverend Published: November 24, 2007

Special pre-emptive note: Many good and honorable people believe that abortion should be made illegal in America. I disagree with those people and, currently, a clear majority of Americans do as well. The following is not meant as a personal attack on any folks holding the minority view

The forced pregnancy movement inside America has "won" the "partial birth" argument in the U.S. Supreme Court with the appointments of John Roberts and Sam Alito. In that Supreme Court case decided last year, 5 self-proclaimed conservatives agreed that the federal government is the final "decider" concerning medical procedures. 5 conservatives agreed that "Big Brother" entanglements in personal, private matters is the way forward for America.

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NBC's Political News Director

By The Reverend Published: November 23, 2007

Admittedly, I do not care for Chuck Todd, political director for NBC News. He is such a Knee Pad Media putz hack for the elitist-establishment-right media, it's hard for me to warm up to him...or...anything he says. This matters because what he says and thinks as political director for NBC, even though The Reverend knows it's bullsh*t, is still beamed into millions of U.S. households every day.

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We're Not Winning Anything

By The Reverend Published: November 23, 2007

On September 11th, 2001, 19 radical Islamists killed themselves in a hijack caper that also killed some 3000 Americans and brought down two proud symbols of American capitalism, the Twin Towers. 14 out of the 19 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia, not Iraq, not Iran....Saudi Arabia, an alleged partner, like Pakistan, with America in it's proclaimed "war on terror".

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The Reverend Gives Thanks

By The Reverend Published: November 22, 2007

Today's Thanksgiving Day blog.....

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"2 Or More People"

By The Reverend Published: November 21, 2007

Scott McClellan, former White House communications official for Junior Bush, has a new book coming out next April. In Scott's new book, he implicates Commander Guy in the White House cover up of the Valerie Plame outing.

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Hardball's Matthews' Gets His Scold On

By The Reverend Published: November 20, 2007

Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's Hardball and a self titled Sunday news show, is part of the Knee Pad Media of whom I often speak so fondly. Matthews is an elitist insider of the worst order. I say that because he fancies himself as an "in-the-know" guy when what he really is, is "a tool of the right", just as Stephanie Miller of AirAmerica fame told him one evening on Hardball.

In the following video clip from last night's Hardball program, watch as Matthews' turns to authoritarian scolding because Michael Crowley of the New Republic dares to call him out on the media's biased treatment of Democratic presidential candidates in general and Al Gore specifically.....

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Baiting...Then...Switching

By The Reverend Published: November 20, 2007

The American occupied territory of Iraq has dropped off the radar screen for the most part, at least as far as the mainstream media is concerned.

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Two Short Years

By The Reverend Published: November 19, 2007

Exactly 2 years ago Democratic Representative John Murtha declared forcefully that the U.S. needed to remove it's military from Iraq. You might remember how wingnuts villified him and the shameless troll, Jean Schmidt, sadly from Ohio, called Murtha a "coward cut and runner".

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How The Hell Can This Be?

By The Reverend Published: November 19, 2007

CNN's Brown & Blitzer Imitate Tim Russert

By The Reverend Published: November 18, 2007

I bought some new stuff to capture and edit video. Consider the following post to be a kind of beta test of what I'll be calling the Rev2Blue News Network.....

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Knee Pad Boys Laugh At Calling Hillary A Bitch

By The Reverend Published: November 17, 2007

Business as usual with the Knee Pad Media members. One would think that their gag reflex would kick in at some point....but one would be wrong thinking that. There must not be anything they won't swallow to help the Village prevent another Clinton White House.

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The Insanity Is Spreading

By The Reverend Published: November 16, 2007

Lou Dobbs for president???

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Winning

By The Reverend Published: November 16, 2007

Neo-con diva Charles Krauthammer was back at it again with his column today reprinted in the Beacon. The Kraut speaks the neo-con dialect fluently. His column is all about something that is dear to wingnuts hearts....."winning". Just "winning".

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Promises For The Rich

By The Reverend Published: November 15, 2007

The GOP frontrunner, Rudy Giuliani, is going all in with his baiting of far right primary voters. Heaped on top of his promises to start more wars against Muslim countries and kill more Muslim people comes the following on domestic issues....

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The Old Fashioned Wingnut Way

By The Reverend Published: November 14, 2007

I agree wholeheartedly with this by Greg Anrig, Jr.....

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Did News Corp. Obstruct Justice To Protect Rudy?

By The Reverend Published: November 14, 2007

Here's an excerpt from Judith Regan's lawsuit filed yesterday against News Corp.....

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Legends of Wingnut

By The Reverend Published: November 13, 2007

In deciphering old religious myths it is necessary to understand the lengthy period of human history in which stories and legends were handed down by word of mouth. The great oral story tradition. Later, these oral myths and legends were written down, but not usually until the story had been embellished and tinkered with over hundreds and hundreds of years. Sometimes the finished version of the story lacked any resemblance to the original myth.

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New Definition of Privacy

By The Reverend Published: November 12, 2007

You know how Bill Maher has his "New Rules" stuff? Bush's Boys are trying to do Maher one better......"New Definitions"...

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Oh God, Please

By The Reverend Published: November 11, 2007

Seems as if Sonny Perdue, Georgia's governor, has a somewhat new "southern strategy" for dealing with his state's drought problem.

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Fiscal Responsibility

By The Reverend Published: November 10, 2007

For 6 of the last 7 years, Republicans have had the majority in Congress and held the office of the presidency. During this time majority Republicans were not shy about running Washington with an iron fist. Making sure that Democrats played little, if any, role in authoring legislation.

The president, up until the past couple of weeks, has not vetoed ANY funding bills. His veto of the stem cell research bill was not because of the money, it was because of the "ethics". His veto of the Iraq supplemental was not because of the money, but because of the fictitious "unitary executive" challenge to the CinC that Democrats included.

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Sad Late Night Lessons

By The Reverend Published: November 9, 2007

Mrs. Reverend and I watched the Senate debate and vote last night over confirming Judge Michael Mukasey to be Junior's new Attorney General. He was confirmed on a vote of 53-40, with the four absent Senate Democrats running fro president saying they would have voted no.

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The Booming Bush Economy

By The Reverend Published: November 8, 2007


The guy in the picture is not checking to see if he needs to shave.

The economy, over which Historic Taxcutter George is president, is booming. Not in the traditional sense of the word, "booming", when applied to economics....but in the "blown into smithereens" sense of the word.

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All To Bushie, We Surrender

By The Reverend Published: November 7, 2007

The thing about having a dictator for your Leader is that ALL must be sacrificed for him.

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Kudos To The Beacon

By The Reverend Published: November 7, 2007

Praise be. The Akron Beacon Journal reprinted an Eric Boehlert piece today on its' op-ed page. It is today's must read.

I also highly recommend Boehlert's book, "Lapdogs", to anyone who wants to REALLY find out the truth about America's mainstream media. Boehlert also contributes to MediaMatters.com, a site that doesn't allow the lying and misinformation in today's media scene to get by unnoticed. Something Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh and other wingers simply detest.

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Kucinich Pulls Impeachment Trigger

By The Reverend Published: November 6, 2007

Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) pulled the trigger and introduced on the House floor today his impeachment of Dick Cheney resolution.

Steny Hoyer(D-MD) immediately moved to table Kucinich's resolution. A vote on the motion to table looked like it was moving toward passage when GOP members were rallied by John

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Aiding And Abetting The Cover-up

By The Reverend Published: November 6, 2007

When Watergate burglars were brought to justice back in the 1970's, according to John Ashcroft, former Bush Attorney general, it was actually a terrible injustice that endangered our national security.

That's the only conclusion I can come to after reading Ashcroft's

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All In One Paragraph

By The Reverend Published: November 6, 2007

Here's John Edwards explaining what the problem is.....

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Leadership: Guiliani Style

By The Reverend Published: November 6, 2007

Rudy Guiliani is the closest that the GOP can get, I guess, to a presidential candidate whose constituency resembles organized crime members. Oh, but he's a leader.

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Full Retail Drug Pushers

By The Reverend Published: November 5, 2007

It's sign-up time again for the Big Pharma program Medicare Plan D. That's the plan with the forced insurance purchase, the infamous "donut hole", the "choices" that aren't, etc.

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Dropping The Gay Bomb

By The Reverend Published: November 4, 2007

What do you do if you are a Republican governor going into a re-election in a couple of days....and you are trailing by double digits to your Democratic opponent?

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An Insane Nation?

By The Reverend Published: November 4, 2007

There is absolutely no evidence that Iran is building a nuclear weapon....just as their was no evidence Iraq was building a nuclear weapon in 2002-2003.

There is absolutely no evidence to support thinking that suggests Iran poses a threat to the U.S.....just as there was no evidence suggesting Iraq posed a threat to the U.S. five years ago.

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Knee Pad King

By The Reverend Published: November 4, 2007

Tim Russert from NBC and Press the Meat fame, co-moderated the Democratic debate on Tuesday night. Tim Russert is a willing tool of the establishment right....and proved it, once again, with his questioning on Tuesday, especially of Hillary Clinton.

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"...Clearly Immoral Purposes..."

By The Reverend Published: November 3, 2007

Earlier this week....

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Pigs

By The Reverend Published: November 2, 2007

Once again, "compassionate conservative" George W. Bush will veto a bill which would add millions more children to the rolls of health coverage. At the same time, Bush continues to demand 50 billion more tax dollars to pour down the rat hole of Iraq. That's compassion.

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Bully Boy

By The Reverend Published: November 2, 2007

In full tantrum mode, Junior Decider spoke oh-so-forcefully yesterday about his make believe Global War On Terror and how Islamofascist-loving Democrats aren't letting him determine all the rules in that make-believe war, anymore.

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Economy At The Cliff

By The Reverend Published: November 1, 2007

Let's see. Oil is at $96 a barrel. The FED cut interest rates again, which will cause oil to go even higher. The FED cut was in spite of a 3.9% growth number for the most recent quarter. Warren Buffet and others are talking about the foreclosure and bankruptcy rates being high for the next few years because of the brilliant capitalist cafeteria of "gotcha" mortgages peddled by a deregulated lending industry....and the dollar looks like it's headed for the basement.

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