Shuster filled in for Ed Schultz today on the Ed Schultz Show on MSNBC and his first two guests were the Daily Kos’s
Markos Moulitsas and former congressmen Tom Tancredo (R-CO). Markos Moulitsas mentioned that he (Markos) was a veteran when
the conversation turned to VA health care and then said to the former Congressman, “I did not get a deferment because
I was to depressed to fight in a war” referring to Tancredo dodging the draft.
Tancredo demanded an apology, Markos said, “I’m
not pretending anything, I told you straight up”, at which point Tancredo took off his mic and left the studio, instead
of defending his actions for getting the deferment.
WASHINGTON – Don't look for the Senate to quickly follow the House
on health care overhaul.
A government health insurance plan included in the House bill is unacceptable to a few Democratic moderates who hold the
balance of power in the Senate. They're locked in a battle with liberals, with the fate of President Barack Obama's signature
issue at stake.
If a government plan is part of the deal, "as a matter of conscience, I will not allow this bill to come to a final vote,"
said Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Connecticut independent whose vote Democrats need to overcome GOP filibusters.
"The House bill is dead on arrival in the Senate," Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said.
Democrats did not line up to challenge him. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has yet to schedule floor debate
and hinted last week that senators may not be able to finish health care this year.
Nonetheless, the House vote provided an important lesson in how to succeed with less-than-perfect party unity, and one
that Senate Democrats may be able to adapt. House Democrats overcame their own divisions and broke an impasse that threatened
the bill after liberals grudgingly accepted tougher restrictions on abortion funding, as abortion opponents demanded.
In the Senate, the stumbling block is the idea of the government competing with private insurers. Liberals may have to
swallow hard and accept a deal without a public plan to keep the legislation alive. As in the House, the compromise appears
to be to the right of the political spectrum.
Last week on the Capital steps in Washington DC
there was a teabagger rally and protest against the pending vote this weekend in the House on their version of the Health
The rally was initiated by Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and
announced on the GOP propaganda channel Fox News a few days earlier, this video show’s Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson promoting the rally. The right wing lobby group Freedom
Works bussed in all the teabagger protesters.
There were some guest speakers such as Mark Levin a
right wing fringe dwelling talking head, Jon Voight an actor, along with several GOP House members including Minority Leader
John Boehner (R-OH).
When it was Mr. Boehner’s turn to step up to the
podium he started with some red meat to fire up the protesters, then he pulled out his pocket Constitution and said, “This
is my copy of the Constitution and I am going to stand here with our founding fathers who wrote in the preamble, we hold these
truths to be self evident,…”.
There is a preamble to the Constitution, but what
House minority leader Boehner (R-OH) was reading was the preamble to the Declaration of Independence. He obviously does not
know the difference between the two. The upside for him was that none of the teabagger protesters knew the difference either.
Watch the Video:
Palin goes rogue, bans cell phones, cameras, laptops from speech By Stephen
Palin goes rogue, bans cell phones, cameras, laptops from speechFormer
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is notoriously sensitive to media criticism. Even so, to many observers this move may seem drastic.
Hoping to keep a "low profile" on her upcoming trip to Wisconsin, the one-time GOP vice presidential candidate decided
to ban all press from covering her speech. She further issued an edict against cell phones, cameras, laptops and recording
devices of any kind, CNN noted.
During a radio interview, Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Mike Tate called the restrictions "bizarre," especially coming
from a self-described "rogue."
A recent CNN poll found that were Palin to stage a run for the White House in 2012, just three in 10 Americans would seriously
consider voting for her.
this past summer when right wingers were instructed to protest and shout down speakers at the town hall meetings that were given by their elected officials
in their home towns who wanted to debate health care reform?
Well, in this video see how left wingers protest and
shout down speakers at a health care meeting.
On ABC's This Week, Republican pollster Frank Luntz claimed that voters
in Indiana, Nebraska, and Arkansas "do not want" health care reform because of "the cost to the deficit." In fact, recent
polling indicates that voters in all three states support or are split on creating the public option -- a key element in health
care reform -- and the recently passed House health care reform bill is projected to reduce, not add to, the deficit.
US troops killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash Four American troops
have been killed and two injured when two helicopters collided in midair in southern Afghanistan. 26 Oct 2009
Hostile fire has been ruled out as the cause of the crash, a military
US military spokesman Col. Wayne Shanks said he did not have any other details yet about the cause of the collision.
Col Shanks said the injured had been evacuated to hospitals inside Afghanistan.
In an unrelated incident, another helicopter went down during an operation by international forces against insurgents in
western Afghanistan in which a dozen militants were killed.
The US said military casualties were reported and a recovery operation is under way. Casualties could refer to either dead
This has been the deadliest year for international and US forces since the 2001 invasion to oust the Taliban. Fighting
peaked around the presidential vote in August, and 51 US soldiers died that month – the deadliest for American forces
in the eight-year war.
So far in October, more than 30 American troops
This quote comes from Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.):
“What do congressmen hope for when they wave to a constituent? That they wave back with all five fingers, and that’s
not just in New Jersey..”
Enquiring Minds over at Fox wanted to know what Obama’s flatulence smelled like, and if it was anything close to
arugula or a coffee latte...Hannity says he needs a follow up to when Obama put mustard on his hamburger which he claimed
was disrespectful to the beef industry, and he wants to know if Obama's farts smell un-American...
Fox White house correspondent Major Garret asked Press secretary Robert Gibbs what the Presidents flatulence smelled like
and Gibbs said “they smell like a desert breeze“...
Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report posted the headline “Obama Farted while ignoring the Economy“...
Orly Taitz said she wanted to know if the flatulence smell like Kenyan food...
Meanwhile Over on the Bill O'Reilly Show The Factor with Bill O'Reilly, his guests Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin were
arguing, with Malkin saying that is farts probably smell like Muslim farts and Coulter countered with for liberals his flatulence
smell like the Messiah...O'Reilly jumped in and said that his flatulence prove that he has an agenda to remove Christmas from
Greta Van Susteren said, all I can tell you is that Sarah Palin’s flatulence smelled like the great State of Alaska
and that there is no way Obama’s flatulence can smell as nice…
But it was the early morning show Fox and Friends whose Steve Ducey said that they most likely smell like the flatulence
of a socialist, echoing the same earlier claim by Glenn Beck who also pointed out that Obama’s farts are more proof
that he wants to destroy the constitution and take guns away from all Americans…
Sean Hannity told his audience today to make sure they watch his special expose’ on Hannity’s America this
weekend where he shows undercover Fox reporters capturing the Presidents gas in a bottle without the knowledge of the Secret
Service and then examine the gas at an independent laboratory sequestered deep in the sub levels of the Fox building at Rockefeller
Hannity went on to say, that if the White house wants to throw accusations that Fox is not a reliable News source he will
prove them wrong this weekend on his special Expose’ titled “If Obama Farted and no one knew, would it still smell”…
THIS WEEKS FEATURED MUSIC VIDEO
DOJ shifts medical marijuana strategy By: Nia-Malika Henderson
The Obama administration was accused of being soft on drugs Monday
after the Justice Department released new guidelines telling federal prosecutors not to target people involved in the medical
use of marijuana where state laws permit it.
Attorney General Eric Holder said the new guidelines would allow prosecutors to focus more of their efforts and resources
on combating hard-core drug trafficking — a reprioritization that some advocacy groups hailed as sensible and long overdue.
But critics accused the administration of tacitly condoning drug use and surrendering without a fight in a key front of the
war on drugs.
“The administration’s new guidelines directing federal prosecutors to ignore local medical marijuana dispensaries
that allegedly operate in compliance with state laws fly in the face of Supreme Court precedent and undermine federal laws
that prohibit the distribution and use of marijuana,” said Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), a member of the House Judiciary
Committee. He cited a 2005 Supreme Court ruling that said the federal government had the discretion to enforce drug laws,
even in medical marijuana states.
“By directing federal law enforcement officers to ignore federal drug laws, the administration is tacitly condoning
the use of marijuana in the U.S.,” Smith said. “If we want to win the war on drugs, federal prosecutors have a
responsibility to investigate and prosecute all medical marijuana dispensaries and not just those that are merely fronts for
illegal marijuana distribution.”
But Holder said in a statement that the new policy reflected a more common-sense approach.
“It will not be a priority to use federal resources to prosecute patients with serious illnesses or their caregivers
who are complying with state laws on medical marijuana, but we will not tolerate drug traffickers who hide behind claims of
compliance with state law to mask activities that are clearly illegal,” he said. “This balanced policy formalizes
a sensible approach that the department has been following since January: Effectively focus our resources on serious drug
traffickers while taking into account state and local laws.”
Fourteen states have laws on the books addressing the use of marijuana for medical purposes, among them California, Michigan,
Hawaii and Colorado. There have been several raids on California dispensaries recently, and there are dozens of pending cases
involving medical marijuana
VARIOUS LATE NIGHT QUOTES
"Yesterday was election day and the people of New Jersey elected
a new governor. That's right. Yeah, and I don't know how he did it, but congratulations to newly elected New Jersey Governor,
Hamid Karzai." –Conan O'Brien
"Yesterday, voters in the state of Maine voted no to gay marriage,
but yes to medical marijuana. That's right, people in Maine believe marriage should be a sacred institution between a really
stoned man and a really stoned woman." –Conan O'Brien
"There's a new book that's coming out about Sarah Palin. And the
book contains a copy of the speech she would have given if John McCain had won and she had became vice president. Yeah. The
speech is entitled, 'Uh-oh.'" –Conan O'Brien
"You're here on a very special night, ladies and gentlemen. The
entire balcony here at the Ed Sullivan Theater tonight is filled with defeated Democrats. Yeah, buddy!" –David Letterman
"Big losses for the Democrats in the elections. Here's how bad
it was for the Democrats — earlier today, the Democratic Party was begging Rush Limbaugh for pain killers." –David
"Bad year for Democrats right now. All the Democrats have left
is the presidency, both houses of Congress, and all of Hollywood. That's all they have." –David Letterman
"Next February, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will be debate,
at Radio City Music Hall. I'm looking forward to that line of high-kicking Secret Service agents." –David Letterman
"Clinton and Bush are debating, and, honestly, think about it,
what is more exciting than a presidential debate that doesn't count, if you think about it?" –David Letterman
"One year ago today, ladies and gentlemen, Barack Obama was elected
president, one year ago today. One year later, we're still in Iraq. We're still in Afghanistan. But, you know, at least we
got rid of Paula Abdul." –David Letterman
"Well, the Democratic Party has a new slogan. 'What happened?'"
"Not a good night for President Obama. He lost elections in Virginia,
New Jersey and not doing too good in Afghanistan either. In fact, political experts are calling this his worst setback since
he tried that bowling thing." –Jay Leno
"Well, congratulations to New York city mayor Michael Bloomberg
on the purchase of his third term." –Jay Leno
"Bloomberg spent $100 million to get re-elected. Do you realize
that is the most money ever spent on a New Yorker that's not playing for the Yankees?" –Jay Leno
"Bloomberg was limited to just two terms, but he changed the law
so he could run again and be in power another four years. And today, Arnold Schwarzenegger said — 'You can do that?
How do you do that? Why can't I do that here?'" –Jay Leno
"Some pictures of President Obama posted on the internet seem to
show the President looking very thin. ... Tthey say he looks too thin, but White House docs say not to worry, Barack Obama's
one of those guys who can eat whatever he wants and still not gain weight. Yet another reason for Rush Limbaugh to hate him."
"Over in Washington, President Obama called and congratulated Republican
Bob McDonnell today after he won the governorship in Virginia. Obama then moved Virginia to the bottom of the swine flu vaccine
waiting list." –Jimmy Fallon
This Week in God!!!
Italy's crucifixes in classrooms 'violate rights' AFP
Italy violates parents' right to educate their children along secular
lines by displaying crucifixes in classrooms, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday.
The judgment sparked anger in Catholic Italy, with the country's education minister attacking the decision, insisting the
crucifix was a "symbol of our tradition".
The Strasbourg court found that: "The compulsory display of a symbol of a given confession in premises used by the public
authorities... restricted the right of parents to educate their children in conformity with their convictions."
It also restricted the "right of children to believe or not to believe," the seven judges ruling on the case said.
The case was brought by Soile Lautsi, who was also awarded 5,000 euros (7,400 dollars) in damages.
The ruling drew immediate criticism in Italy, where Lautsi's efforts to change tradition have come up against stiff resistance
from the Catholic establishment.
Years of legal wrangling saw the case eventually thrown out by judges in Italy, who ruled the crucifix was patriotic and
a sign of the country's tradition, not simply a symbol of Catholicism.
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