Kerry Lets Loose

Head over to Huffington Post, because Bob Geiger has a post up about yesterday’s Senate Foreign Relations committe hearing when John Kerry finally got to go head to head, toe to toe, with one of the major supporters of the Swift Boat Veterans for Lies. “The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on Tuesday to consider the nomination of Sam Fox, a wealthy St. Louis businessman, to be the new U.S. Ambassador to Belgium…Fox gave a whopping $50,000 to help fund the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth smear campaign against John Kerry in 2004….And in being questioned by the Senate panel yesterday, Fox had to face one of the senior members of that committee in… Senator John Kerry. “What … Continue reading

Déjà vu: Thieves break into N.H. Dem headquarters

Talk about Déjà vu! Burglars broke into the N.H. Democratic Headquarters. Many times, the like minded antics of the Bush administration has been compared to that of the uber-secret one of Nixon. The comparison of the war in Vietnam and the one in Iraq has been made many times. I wonder what would Nixon think about this if he were around today. A President that actually makes Tricky Dick look like a boy scout. With all the likeness that the two have in common, there was one thing missing, until now. There have been many data thefts in the last six years, but this one is directly related to the Democratic Party. This time, it was not Watergate, but the … Continue reading

Iran/Contra Redux

Please tell me Seymour Hersh isn’t right. Please tell me our government isn’t really funding elements of al-Qaeda in order to take on Iran…again. “To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has cooperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to … Continue reading

2007 AIDS Walk, New York

NOLA blogger, Dangerblond, has a son that will be “helping to raise money for AIDS research by participating in AIDSWalk New York on May 20.” So help spread the word. Help by donating, or if you don’t have the means, please help spread the word. Lets show the compassion that some others claim to have. My generous and wonderful son, Leicester, about whom I can’t say enough, is helping to raise money for AIDS research by participating in AIDSWalk New York on May 20. He has pledged to raise $500 with his team, the Angry Teapots. Please consider donating to this worthy cause. Here is a link to his donation web page. Cross Posted from TKB

Veritably Bare: Unacceptable

For those that know me, you know how much I get angered with the way our military and veterans get treated sometimes. I now point you to a post from a military wife that brings it on home. The post is kind of long and has quite a few links. So if you have to go back and read a little at a time, then do it. Just make sure to read all the info. I don’t really ask much of my readers here at Veritably Bare. There’s a bunch of you who lurk every day. I know who about half of you are. Today I’m asking you to please read this post in its entirety. Read the links when … Continue reading

Achievement in Silliness

Cross posted from AoF This weekend’s first Oscar goes to this right-wing screed in today’s AJC, written by someone named Jan McClure, who is described as “president of the McClure Media Group, a corporate communications and public relations firm. ” For some reason, the AJC feels that a public relations flack is qualified to discuss political issues with some degree of authority on its op-ed pages, but that’s nothing new for the AJC. Ms. McClure bemoans Hollywood and how its “stars have ruined the Oscars with politics,” which one assumes is code for: views I don’t agree with. “In recent years the Academy Awards have come to represent all that’s gone wrong with Hollywood. Unfortunately, many Hollywood icons today believe … Continue reading

Rove v. Murtha

As John Murtha tries to set limits in Iraq, Karl Rove will be unleashing his rabid attack dogs to swift-boat the former Marine. Rove’s method is political assassination: Don’t debate issues, destroy opponents. Murtha is only the latest on his hit list. In 2004, John McCain, John Kerry and triple amputee Senator Max Cleland were attacked with distortions and lies by an Administration of draft evaders turning men who suffered for their country into objects of suspicion and scorn. When Rove leaves, the White House will have to be fumigated. Carrier of the worst Washington plague since Joe McCarthy, Rove is even more pernicious. The Wisconsin Senator spread fear and suspicion, the man called Bush’s Brain is deadlier. In the … Continue reading