A Swift Boating Firestorm A Brewin’

There’s a Swift Boating firestorm a brewin’ in the media and blogopshere over remarks made by General Wes Clark yesterday, which were apparently cropped by Fox, that set the wingnuts in an uproar and caused Barack Obama to jump in an disavow Wes Clark and also diss MoveOn today in a Patriotism speech. This is as pegged last night turning into the “mother of all hissy fits.” When the McCain team went to slap back on Wes Clark’s comments, which were taken out of context, Swift Boat liar extraordinaire Colonel Bud Day, stepped into the mix and Ben Smith from Politico fed the fire by asking Day whether “he’d compare the attacks he was saying McCain faces today — from Wes Clark and other … Continue reading

Dizzy’s Ten Post Round-Up

It’s going to be a wild partying week, with Independence Day coming up on Friday. That means it’s going to be a slow news week. Unfortunately, that does NOT mean that the world will forgo having it’s usual daily nervous breakdown. So, pull up your morning cuppa. It’s time for your Ten Post Round-Up ! 1. AMERICAblog: OPEC President–Oil at $150-$170 in near term The good news is that he doesn’t think $200 oil is coming soon. The cheap dollar position by Bush is coming home to roost. Well, that’s a relief! 2. BlackListed News: As Bill Evolves, Mortgage Debt Is Snowballing When Congress started fashioning a sweeping rescue package for struggling homeowners earlier this year, 2.6 million loans were … Continue reading

McAuliffe Says Bill Clinton and Obama To Talk Within 48 Hours

Clinton campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe said today that the big pow wow between Bill Clinton and Barack Obama is poised to happen with in the next 48 hours. McAuliffe told CNN’s Candy Crowley that now that “President Clinton is back from a five-nation tour during which he attended Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday party,” Clinton and former “presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama will be discussing Clinton’s role in the campaign within the next two days.”

Increased Covert Regime Change OP’s Approved In Iran

While none of us know the details, there has been a significant approval of funding for increased covert ops in Iran, according to Seymour Hersh in a story published online last Sundy at the The New Yorker Magazine. The news of the article was reported by MSNBC , outlines Hersh’s article and gets reactions from insiders. Funding for the covert escalation, for which Bush requested up to $400 million, was approved by congressional leaders, according to the article, citing current and former military, intelligence and congressional sources. Clandestine operations against Iran are not new. U.S. Special Operations Forces have been conducting crossborder operations from southern Iraq since last year, the article said. These have included seizing members of Al Quds, … Continue reading

Squabbling Over the Pigeon Bill: Pennsylvania Legislature Won’t Be Able to Soar Like Eagles Until It Shoots Down Animal Cruelty

Dave Comroe stepped to the firing line, raised his 12-gauge Browning over and under shotgun, aimed and fired. Before him, a pigeon fell, moments after being released from a box less than 20 yards away. About 25 times that day Comroe fired, hitting about three-fourths of the birds. He was 16 at the time.             “It’s not easy to shoot them,” he says, explaining, “there’s some talent involved. When a live pigeon is released, you have no idea where it’s going.”             Where it’s going is usually no more than five to ten feet from its cage. Many are shot on the ground or while standing on top of the cages, stunned by the noise, unable to fly because of being malnourished, … Continue reading


 There was “unity” in Unity, NH today and many of us are hoping it will spread across the country in huges waves that drive Democratic voters out to the polls in November for Barack Obama. It was a day of choreographed unity — their destination was a rally here in this small western New Hampshire town — with the two senators appearing together before the cameras for the first time. Three weeks after suspending her campaign, Mrs. Clinton renewed her endorsement and pledged to do all she could to help Democrats win the White House in the fall. “Unity is not only a beautiful place, it’s a wonderful feeling, isn’t it?” Mrs. Clinton said. “I know what we start here … Continue reading

Your Morning Cuppa Dizzy: Mmm, Drafty!

This new educational program that I got my kids started on takes up a lot more of my time than in the past (mostly because four more subjects have been added to their daily schedule) and so I try not to get myself too riled up so that I can focus when I sit down with them. But, it’s kind of hard not to get riled up when you read some nonsense like this: McCain: World War III Would Justify Draft John McCain said last night during a campaign tele-conference that he would bring back a military draft in the United States only in the case of a ‘World War III’ scenario. and this: Israel Prodding U.S. To Attack Iran … Continue reading