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S*@yahoo.com
2006-08-15 11:18:14 EST
The Pols Who Cried Wolf
By Molly Ivins

AUSTIN, Texas-We have nothing to fear but fear itself, especially
since fear is now being fomented and manipulated for political purposes
by a bunch of shameless hacks. Who is trying to make you afraid and
why? This Karl Rove tactic is getting quite threadbare, in fact, and so
much so that it is getting dangerously close to comedy.

My favorite episode, of course, was the Miami terrorists, a fearsome
horde of seven described by the FBI's deputy director as "more
aspirational than operational." That means wannabes. An FBI informant
posing as a member of Al Qaeda offered to supply the plotters with
material for the jihad, so they asked for boots and uniforms. Every
terrorist needs a uniform.

Of course, even a nincompoop can succeed occasionally-but the list of
wannabes keeps growing. Seventeen people were arrested in Canada for
intending to behead the prime minister. Has anyone in all of history
ever cared that much about a Canadian prime minister? Canada's
national motto is "Now, let's not get excited."

Of the hundreds of prisoners, alleged terrorists all, who have been
held at Guantanamo on the grounds that they were the worst of the
worst, only 10 have ever been charged with anything. In the latest
episode, shortly after announcement of a British-based plot to blow up
airliners, Britain and the United States were airing their differences
over when the perpetrators should have been arrested.

The administration has put itself in the position of the Boy Who Cried
Wolf. If, God forbid, a serious terrorist conspiracy is uncovered,
there will be a tendency to dismiss it in a backlash to these
over-hyped "plots."

I personally have been sleeping more soundly at night knowing that
Michael Chertoff is secretary of homeland security. Ever since
Chertoff's agency brought us the stunning news that there are more
terrorist targets in Indiana than in New York or Washington, I've
realized this guy could find a terrorist plot anywhere. Watch out for
the Amish-they'll run right over you with those buggies, and they
all have pitchforks, too. I hear they're connected to Al Qaeda
through Saddam Hussein.

Should you be suffering a fear shortage despite the administration's
best efforts, consider the paralyzing news of the defeat of Joe
Lieberman. According to none other than our very own Veep Dick Cheney,
Lieberman's defeat helps the terrorists. Yes! How can this be, you
ask? Well, you know Joe Lieberman has been supporting Bush's war in
Iraq, and we are at war with Iraq because Saddam Hussein was allied
with Al Qaeda and had weapons of mass destruction, see? He wasn't? He
didn't? Gee, maybe that's why the Democrats were upset with
Lieberman!

Lieberman's unhappy fall in electoral battle touched off a volcano of
drivel in the media. Some of it should be written off as the incurable
Establishment tendency to defend its own. People who have known Joe
Lieberman for 18 years are naturally predisposed in his favor-always
happens. On the other hand, what a bunch of codswallop from people who
should know better. They're behaving as though no one had a right to
challenge Lieberman, whereas given his record I can't think of anyone
who deserved challenge more.

The pusillanimous punditry announces that these fools in the Democratic
Party may make the war in Iraq a major issue! Horrors! I hate to pull
the old advantages-of-provincialism trick, but I do think the D.C.
press corps and political establishment are painfully out of touch and
need to get out into the country more. Indiana, anyone?


Charlie Wolf
2006-08-15 14:30:48 EST
On 15 Aug 2006 08:18:14 -0700, sanant0n@yahoo.com wrote:

>The Pols Who Cried Wolf
>By Molly Ivins
>
>AUSTIN, Texas-We have nothing to fear but fear itself, especially
>since fear is now being fomented and manipulated for political purposes
>by a bunch of shameless hacks. Who is trying to make you afraid and
>why? This Karl Rove tactic is getting quite threadbare, in fact, and so
>much so that it is getting dangerously close to comedy.

OK - you're quoting Molly Ivins. That makes you a raving fucking
loonatic left wing nutcase. And a liar.
Regards,


Jerry Okamura
2006-08-15 15:38:52 EST
All terrorist are at one point or another "wanabees". It is when they turn
their "wants" into action, where the provlem lies.

<*n@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1155655094.468132.234260@h48g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
> The Pols Who Cried Wolf
> By Molly Ivins
>
> AUSTIN, Texas-We have nothing to fear but fear itself, especially
> since fear is now being fomented and manipulated for political purposes
> by a bunch of shameless hacks. Who is trying to make you afraid and
> why? This Karl Rove tactic is getting quite threadbare, in fact, and so
> much so that it is getting dangerously close to comedy.
>
> My favorite episode, of course, was the Miami terrorists, a fearsome
> horde of seven described by the FBI's deputy director as "more
> aspirational than operational." That means wannabes. An FBI informant
> posing as a member of Al Qaeda offered to supply the plotters with
> material for the jihad, so they asked for boots and uniforms. Every
> terrorist needs a uniform.
>
> Of course, even a nincompoop can succeed occasionally-but the list of
> wannabes keeps growing. Seventeen people were arrested in Canada for
> intending to behead the prime minister. Has anyone in all of history
> ever cared that much about a Canadian prime minister? Canada's
> national motto is "Now, let's not get excited."
>
> Of the hundreds of prisoners, alleged terrorists all, who have been
> held at Guantanamo on the grounds that they were the worst of the
> worst, only 10 have ever been charged with anything. In the latest
> episode, shortly after announcement of a British-based plot to blow up
> airliners, Britain and the United States were airing their differences
> over when the perpetrators should have been arrested.
>
> The administration has put itself in the position of the Boy Who Cried
> Wolf. If, God forbid, a serious terrorist conspiracy is uncovered,
> there will be a tendency to dismiss it in a backlash to these
> over-hyped "plots."
>
> I personally have been sleeping more soundly at night knowing that
> Michael Chertoff is secretary of homeland security. Ever since
> Chertoff's agency brought us the stunning news that there are more
> terrorist targets in Indiana than in New York or Washington, I've
> realized this guy could find a terrorist plot anywhere. Watch out for
> the Amish-they'll run right over you with those buggies, and they
> all have pitchforks, too. I hear they're connected to Al Qaeda
> through Saddam Hussein.
>
> Should you be suffering a fear shortage despite the administration's
> best efforts, consider the paralyzing news of the defeat of Joe
> Lieberman. According to none other than our very own Veep Dick Cheney,
> Lieberman's defeat helps the terrorists. Yes! How can this be, you
> ask? Well, you know Joe Lieberman has been supporting Bush's war in
> Iraq, and we are at war with Iraq because Saddam Hussein was allied
> with Al Qaeda and had weapons of mass destruction, see? He wasn't? He
> didn't? Gee, maybe that's why the Democrats were upset with
> Lieberman!
>
> Lieberman's unhappy fall in electoral battle touched off a volcano of
> drivel in the media. Some of it should be written off as the incurable
> Establishment tendency to defend its own. People who have known Joe
> Lieberman for 18 years are naturally predisposed in his favor-always
> happens. On the other hand, what a bunch of codswallop from people who
> should know better. They're behaving as though no one had a right to
> challenge Lieberman, whereas given his record I can't think of anyone
> who deserved challenge more.
>
> The pusillanimous punditry announces that these fools in the Democratic
> Party may make the war in Iraq a major issue! Horrors! I hate to pull
> the old advantages-of-provincialism trick, but I do think the D.C.
> press corps and political establishment are painfully out of touch and
> need to get out into the country more. Indiana, anyone?
>



Florida
2006-08-15 17:31:00 EST

Charlie Wolf wrote:
> On 15 Aug 2006 08:18:14 -0700, sanant0n@yahoo.com wrote:
>
> >The Pols Who Cried Wolf
> >By Molly Ivins
> >
> >AUSTIN, Texas-We have nothing to fear but fear itself, especially
> >since fear is now being fomented and manipulated for political purposes
> >by a bunch of shameless hacks. Who is trying to make you afraid and
> >why? This Karl Rove tactic is getting quite threadbare, in fact, and so
> >much so that it is getting dangerously close to comedy.
>
> OK - you're quoting Molly Ivins. That makes you a raving fucking
> loonatic left wing nutcase. And a liar.

Sorry, Charlie. That's a mirror you're looking at, not a window on
the world.

The good news is that you can get free from the radical right. All
you have to do is be brave and start straggling back toward reality.
Just admit to yourself that in six solid years all the B.sh.iites have
accomplished is that rightwingers worst threat has come true. The
threat was that given enough power, they would run this country like a
business. That disaster has actually happened.
The frontmen of the B.sh. regime's real bosses - the multinational
multimillionaires who put them into power - to run a gigantic business
enterprise, their very own multi-national, multi-corporate government,
backed up by the U.S. nuclear arsenal and the U.S. military.
But meanwhile, back in the U.S., the B.sh.iites have trashed
everything they touched because that's what a combination of dumb,
powerful, and arrogant *does*. But because they don't have much time
to waste on governance or Americans - they're independent of this
country because their personal wealth is hidden, sheltered in other
countries, and/or protected from our tax laws - it appears that they've
trashed our nation's voting system, our economy, and our laws just for
fun.

Or you can continue with your plan one - to crouch down, cover your
ears, cover your eyes, and screech insults - and not admit that YOUR
PARTY backed the bad guys.


> Regards,


Howie Dean-o@liberals Suck.com
2006-08-16 10:23:04 EST
On 15 Aug 2006 08:18:14 -0700, sanant0n@yahoo.com wrote:

>The Pols Who Cried Wolf
>By Molly Ivins
>
LOL!!!!!
Anything in print for this ole liberal neo-socialist would be good
for placing on the bottom of the birdcage.
She's in the same class like the other ole biddy Helen Thomas,
and that would be LOSERS.

Famous21
2006-08-16 12:53:22 EST
Hello Howie:

I conclude you do not agree with the opinions of Molly Ivins and Helen
Thomas. Thus, which reporters do you agree with, and consider winners?

Peace is better than aggression,

Famous




HowieDean-o@liberalssuck.com wrote:
> On 15 Aug 2006 08:18:14 -0700, sanant0n@yahoo.com wrote:
>
> >The Pols Who Cried Wolf
> >By Molly Ivins
> >
> LOL!!!!!
> Anything in print for this ole liberal neo-socialist would be good
> for placing on the bottom of the birdcage.
> She's in the same class like the other ole biddy Helen Thomas,
> and that would be LOSERS.


Charlie Wolf
2006-08-17 09:30:34 EST
On 15 Aug 2006 14:31:00 -0700, "Florida" <demeter547opine@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>
>Charlie Wolf wrote:
>> On 15 Aug 2006 08:18:14 -0700, sanant0n@yahoo.com wrote:
>>
>> >The Pols Who Cried Wolf
>> >By Molly Ivins
>> >
>> >AUSTIN, Texas-We have nothing to fear but fear itself, especially
>> >since fear is now being fomented and manipulated for political purposes
>> >by a bunch of shameless hacks. Who is trying to make you afraid and
>> >why? This Karl Rove tactic is getting quite threadbare, in fact, and so
>> >much so that it is getting dangerously close to comedy.
>>
>> OK - you're quoting Molly Ivins. That makes you a raving fucking
>> loonatic left wing nutcase. And a liar.
>
> Sorry, Charlie. That's a mirror you're looking at, not a window on
>the world.
Here's the truth. You are an asshole leftist terrorist supporting
piece of shit who is an enemy of America. You need to be dealt with
accordingly.
Regards,

bullshit snipped...


AndyS
2006-08-17 10:34:20 EST

famous21 wrote:
> Hello Howie:
>
> I conclude you do not agree with the opinions of Molly Ivins and Helen
> Thomas. Thus, which reporters do you agree with, and consider winners?
>

Andy comments:

Neither Molly Ivins nor Helen Thomas has ever written one single
complimentary word about one single person in their lives. I challenge
you to prove me wrong.....

Their stock in trade is mean spirited sarcasm, picking any target
that
will sell their column and they are safe in shooting at conservatives
now
because half of the country agrees with them. It's an easy shot, since
no matter what they write, the papers print it, and people buy it.

As to whether their writing has worth, well, in MY opinion, it is
just
more mudslinging , without any real worth except to sell newspapers...
Just a Democratic version of Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh.....
Things tend to balance out.....

Personally, I don't read any of that stuff, although I will admit to
listening to Limbaugh and Franken once in a while, while driving
someplace, so I don't have to listen to rap music...

Andy in Eureka, Texas


Harry Thompson
2006-08-17 11:52:50 EST

"AndyS" <andysharpe@juno.com> wrote in message
news:1155825260.849086.240760@p79g2000cwp.googlegroups.com...
>
> famous21 wrote:
>> Hello Howie:
>>
>> I conclude you do not agree with the opinions of Molly Ivins and Helen
>> Thomas. Thus, which reporters do you agree with, and consider winners?
>>
>
> Andy comments:
>
> Neither Molly Ivins nor Helen Thomas has ever written one single
> complimentary word about one single person in their lives. I challenge
> you to prove me wrong.....

Ivins is a political columnist and Thomas is a political reporter. Being
nice is difficult with their territory.



AndyS
2006-08-17 15:21:55 EST

Harry Thompson wrote:
>
> Ivins is a political columnist and Thomas is a political reporter. Being
> nice is difficult with their territory.

Andy writes:
I agree. But, once in a while, they could find some program that
was working well, and write something complimentary about the
politician that made it happen. It wouldn't matter which party, just
something more upbeat than their normal bitch,bitch,bitch......
We all know people like that. Many of us try to avoid being
around them... As part of that, I don't bother reading their crap....
They have a negative agenda, and I have enough negative things
in my life to not have a need for listening to theirs' ...
If anyone really wants to hear some bitching and moaning, I can
email them with comments about my prostate.......

Andy in Eureka, Texas

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