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Open thread for June 15…….Site Upgrades and White House Hype….

I’ve been busy today doing some paperwork and house cleaning  the blog for a long due upgrade…..

And believe me it ain’t as easy all as the web hosting people and WordPress says it is….

First I started off in the wrong place…

Then I found the right place but WordPress is having problems….

I vow to be patient…..

The new Web Hosting people have my money now….

On the other front….

I’m now checking the net to do a post and I notice one thing….

The race is on!

Every media outlet has something on Obama going to the Gulf, Obama telling the BP what to do….The White House in charge …Congress beating BP up…The stocj taking a hit….

And the best ones…..The Clean up is Chaotic…..

They even have a picture of my man Thad Allen looking glum…..

Judging my the comments here I guess I’m the only one out here that ain’t looking to lynch BP…..

Well folks you got what ya asked for…

Obama and his adminstration now looks like they are going to own the OIl spill…

They are in charge (Not really ….They don’t drill or cap oil wells )

They are whipping BP (Not really, that comes tomorrow )…

And  the state actually coordinates the clean up…..

BUT THEY ARE THE LEAD NOW!

SEND YOUR PUNCHES TO THE PRESIDENT and the government….

BP will settle on  putting money aside….

That’s a smart thing….

For the states and BP….

And I hear that WH Press Secretary Gibbs thinks they can capture 90% of the oil by next month…..

The Alvin Greene saga continues……

Yes Sir!

South Carolina Republican’s AND Democrat’s

what a mess…..


On to other things….

Daniel won’t be around for the you guys to kick around for a month…

He’s busy at work……


So I’ll try to do a some polling pieces and anyone that wants to try their hand at it…..

Come on!

As usual…….

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  1. The GOP Senators said yes to the civil rights Act .. while the Democrats Senators said No

    http://curricublog.wordpress.com/2009/11/26/1964-civil-rights-parties-voting/

    seems SOME DEMOCRATS in SC still dont like African Americans with their scowled faces about ALvin Greene

    Go figure.. Alvin Greene is like when junior GETS A 1980s Porsche when they asked for a 2010 Buick(Vic Rawl)

    Boo Hoo you didnt get a Buick(Rawl) but you got a PORSHE for Pete’s sake

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 15, 2010 | Reply

    • I’ve never disputed that most of the Senate GOP Caucus under Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen (R-Illinois) voted for the Civil Rights Act, while all the Southern Democrats save Ralph Yarborough (Texas) voted against it. The only Deep Southern Republican at the time, John Tower of Texas, also voted against it, as did Barry Goldwater and four other non-Southern Republican Senators. Republican Senators from the Border States (e.g. John Sherman Cooper and Thruston Morton of Kentucky) voted for the Civil Rights Act, while Democrats from the Border States were split (e.g. Harley Staggers of W. Va voted for, while Robert Byrd voted against).

      But Barry Goldwater turned his vote (on libertarian, free-market and states’ rights/federal power grounds rather than segregationist ones) into part of his campaign and carried the Cotton South that voted in 1948 for Harry Byrd of the Dixiecrats.

      Comment by Democratic Socialist Dave | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  2. In the world of politics it is about having a GREAT STORY and a person the people can relate to

    You know WHY I want a tight race in SC

    because every time someone mentions Sc it is like FREE advertising for tourism

    and BELIEVE me South CArolina needs all the help they get

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  3. The political parties in the state do have problems…….

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  4. politically….Hell Yes!…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  5. GUIDE

    I just came back from a meeting with the SC Democrats

    the look on their face when I brought up Alvin Greene was PRICELESS

    I cant believe they havent realized what a STORYBOOK candidate they have on their hands

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  6. They are scared TPL….

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  7. and BELIEVE me South CArolina needs all the help they get
    ——————–

    economically and literacy wise( and I am not talking about the inability to read phonetically ..they just cant read)

    I blame the PCB in the water

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 15, 2010 | Reply

    • It’s not that simple

      Comment by jamesb101 | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  8. Not that he’ll win….

    He won’t….

    But what a setback

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  9. They are scared TPL….
    —————–

    NO they are being silly..

    You send Bill Clinton down here and have him GROOM Alvin Greene for just two weeks

    and LOOK OUT WORLD

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  10. there once was a guy named Ba rack O bama ( or some funny sounding name)

    thought he could BEAT Hillary Clinton

    can you believe the silliness

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  11. NOT the same Bill Clinton that lost SC for Hillary?

    No….. Bill Clinton won’t do…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  12. Yes that same Bill Clinton

    Bill knows the ol boy network

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  13. when CHANGE showed up TODAY in SC

    he was thinking BILL CLINTON

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  14. More ridiculousness from Leal. A two bit liar and right wing apologist.

    Comment by Scott P | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  15. Bill Clinton should NOT be going to SC to help Greene

    Even he should know that!

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  16. think of politics as a DEMOLITION DERBY

    Demint is a tank with NO artillery rounds

    Greene is a 1980s Porsche

    Clements is a MOPED

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  17. Scott P

    I am sorry I keep meeting the SC DEMOCRATS

    would like a honky or perhaps a BUTTON

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  18. nothing finer than seeing a Republican pretending to be a HARD-LINE Democrat

    get upset at me

    I find it SO amusing and BAFFLING

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  19. OK…I’m …see everyone tonight…

    When I try to get this site stuff finished….

    Wish me luck….

    TPL ..be good…..

    Jack go easy on him him he’s lucid…..

    Comment by jamesb101 | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  20. Conservative Democrat

    psst, its me TPL it wasnt the Civil Rights Act that ruined relations with African Americans and the GOP

    http://curricublog.wordpress.com/2009/11/26/1964-civil-rights-parties-voting/

    it was the FBI and that JEWISH hating Richard Nixon

    George W Bush tried VALIANTLY to repair relations with African Americans and the GOP

    Jenna was right there with him

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  21. .be good…..

    Jack go easy on him him he’s lucid…..
    ————————–

    Now you KNOW GLA would want you to write

    BE WELL

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  22. Anyone see the campaign ad from the Republican tea party running for Congress from Alabama saying he wants at least impeachment of Obama and if not that an armed insurrection? He imagines himself talking to the ghosts of Sam Adams and George Washington encouraging them to “rally their armies”. Lots of images of old guns in the ad.

    I hope the Secret Service keeps an eye on this creep.

    Comment by Scott P | June 15, 2010 | Reply

    • Yeh

      Thats really scary isnt it?

      How about the Republican Senate candidate in Nevada

      She seems to be advocating an armed rebellion!

      Comment by My Name Is jack | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  23. Scott P

    chill out

    You need to let up on the Secret Service CARD

    and let them keep things CLOSE VESTED

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  24. Scott P

    Here you are BUDDY

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  25. Barber ad wasnt that bad

    Could be better but WE all dont have Sue Gunzburger helping us with ad ideas

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  26. Scott P

    why do I get the feeling the above ad is what is going on with DENYING democracy for Alvin Greene

    Comment by Timothy Leal | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  27. The Bloody Sunday killings were unjustified and unjustifiable, the Prime Minster has said.

    Thirteen marchers were shot dead on 30 January 1972 in Londonderry when British paratroopers opened fire on crowds at a civil rights demonstration.

    Fourteen others were wounded, one later died. The Saville Report is heavily critical of the Army and found that soldiers fired the first shot.

    Prime Minister David Cameron said he was “deeply sorry”.

    He said that the findings of the Saville Report were “shocking”.

    A huge cheer erupted in Guildhall Square in Derry as Mr Cameron delivered the findings which unequivocally blamed the Army for one of the most controversial days in Northern Ireland’s history.

    BBC legal affairs correspondent Clive Coleman said the decision whether or not to prosecute the soldiers would not be straightforward.

    There needed to be sufficient evidence to provide a reasonable prospect of conviction – not an easy test after 38 years.

    “If any defendent believes that the passage of time makes a fair trial impossible, they could argue the prosecution was an abuse of process,” our correspondent said.

    “Any prosecutions would also need to be judged to be in the public interest.”

    Speaking in the House of Commons, Mr Cameron said what happened on Bloody Sunday was wrong.

    Army fired first shot

    The Prime Minister said:

    »No warning had been given to any civilians before the soldiers opened fire

    »None of the soldiers fired in response to attacks by petrol bombers or stone throwers

    »Some of those killed or injured were clearly fleeing or going to help those injured or dying

    »None of the casualties was posing a threat or doing anything that would justify their shooting

    »Many of the soldiers lied about their actions

    »The events of Bloody Sunday were not premeditated

    Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, Sinn Fein, was present at the time of the violence and “probably armed with a sub-machine gun” but did not engage in “any activity that provided any of the soldiers with any justification for opening fire”

    Mr McGuinness denied having a sub-machine gun. When asked about the Saville finding that it was probable that he had the weapon, he replied: “No”. He said the report had cleared everybody in the city.

    The head of the Army, General Sir David Richards, said he fully supported Mr Cameron’s apology.

    “The report leaves me in no doubt that serious mistakes and failings by officers and soldiers on that terrible day led to the deaths of 13 civilians who did nothing that could have justified their shooting,” he said.

    General Sir Mike Jackson, who served in the Parachute Regiment on Bloody Sunday said: “The Prime Minister made a fulsome apology and I join him in so doing.”

    But he said the Army’s service in the 20 years after Bloody Sunday should be recognised.

    “Northern Ireland is a very different place from what it was 40 years ago, not least because of this sacrifice and I ask that Lord Saville’s report is seen in that context.”

    Stephen Pollard, a solicitor representing the soldiers said Lord Saville did not have the justification for his findings and accused him of “cherry-picking the evidence”.

    “There is just as much evidence for the opposite conclusion,” he said.

    …continued at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/northern_ireland/10320609.stm

    ANALYSIS

    Mark Devenport,
    BBC NI Political Editor

    No one present in Londonderry’s Guildhall Square could deny that for all its time and expense the Saville Tribunal provided a moment of jubilation and vindication for the families of those killed and wounded on Bloody Sunday.

    It was nothing short of extraordinary to witness thousands of nationalists roaring on David Cameron as he expressed his sorrow for what he described as the unjustifiable killings.

    But whilst the report may be cathartic for Derry, the possibility of future prosecutions could further polarise relations between nationalists and unionists, who claim the concentration on Bloody Sunday represents a selective approach to the past.

    So far as Westminster is concerned, Tony Blair’s decision to appoint Lord Saville has been vindicated in as much as the inquiry served to bind republicans into what remained, 12 years ago, a fragile peace process.

    That said, David Cameron did not just provide an unequivocal apology today – he also sounded equally unequivocal in his pledge that there will never be such an open-ended and costly inquiry again.

    KEY FINDINGS of the Saville Report

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/northern_ireland/foyle_and_west/10319881.stm

    COMPLETE TEXT OF THE SAVILLE REPORT

    http://www.bloody-sunday-inquiry.org/

    PRIME MINISTER’S FULL REMARKS in Parliament

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk/10322295.stm

    Comment by Democratic Socialist Dave | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  28. You think hes lucid?

    Good God!

    Nothing but a bunch of silly incoherent ramblings

    But you know DSD is right

    No more comments on this lyin piece of ****

    Comment by My Name Is jack | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  29. Sharon Angle the GOP Senate nominee in Nevada has also floated the idea of armed insurrection apparently. So I guess losing an election fair and square and having to deal with the policies of the majority until the next election is reason for an armed overthrow of the gubment now now?

    Oh well, I guess Angle will be kept under lock and key with her most “challenging” interview with someone like Sean Hannity till the election. Just like Rand Paul.

    Comment by Scott P | June 15, 2010 | Reply

    • Ah (especially as we read a report on a Londonderry massacre in 1972) brings back the old days, these candidates must be True Republicans in the Sinn Féin/IRA mould, following a dual strategy of the “Armalite and the ballot box”, or perhaps following the old Malcolm X and Black Panthers in asking “the ballot or the bullet?”

      Of course, the Administration could follow the example of countless British, Spanish and Israeli governments in refusing to talk to the likes of Sharon Angle until they disarm, renounce violence and join the peaceful democratic process, but that would be hopelessly unrealistic.

      Comment by Democratic Socialist Dave | June 15, 2010 | Reply

    • Of course, such comments make Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick’s characterization of some right-wing agitation as bordering on “sedition” seem less outlandish.

      Comment by Democratic Socialist Dave | June 15, 2010 | Reply

    • I love it…..Harry Reid WAS on the ropes….

      No longer….

      Comment by jamesb101 | June 15, 2010 | Reply

  30. When is the President speaking? 9 pm EDT/6 pm PDT ?

    Comment by Democratic Socialist Dave | June 15, 2010 | Reply

    • 8 pm EDT; 5 pm PDT

      Comment by Democratic Socialist Dave | June 15, 2010 | Reply

      • Yea he spoke at eight….

        I’m doing a post on it later or tomorrow…

        Comment by jamesb101 | June 15, 2010

  31. A fourth Democrat has entered the race to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy (RI 1st; son of Sen. Ted Kennedy).

    He’s Al Gemma, lawyer, businessman and once head of his family’s plumbing business, who says he’s pro-life, pro-labor and pro-business.

    The other three candidates are Providence Mayor David Cicilline, former RI Democratic Party chairman Bill Lynch, and State Rep. David Segal (Prov./E. Prov., former Green Party member of the Prov. City Council).

    http://www.projo.com/news/content/projo20100615_GEMMA_TO_RUN_FOR_CONGRESS.a688d962.html

    Comment by Democratic Socialist Dave | June 15, 2010 | Reply


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