Posting History for Omen
When politician lacks something, they typically try to make up for it by projecting their flaws onto their opponent/adversary. They hope that people don't take notice that the "flaws" that are being "
|Going Out With a Whimper...
[ Orginally posted on my blog ] Charles Krauthammer (with that name, he should have been an action hero, ...
|Let the Lame Excuses Begin...(w/Poll)
[Originally posted here .] Barring Jimmy Carter attacking Barack Obama with a weedwacker while screaming, "John ...
|Sundown Towns 2008
When elected officials opposed to Barack Obama on political grounds, I took it in stride. After all, we all have our own personal code; there are issues and positions we hold that may not be as ...
|...And This Happened In a 7th-Grade Class.
First things first: Politics aside, I would hope that the education of children would not be used as a platform to spread outright lies, propoganda, and personal beliefs, especially the racist/sexist/
|What a Difference 20 Years Made
As the focus turns to how Joe Biden is preparing for his debate tonight ...
|Marcus Licinius Crassus Would Be Proud...
Why? Because the Paulson Plan is nothing more than a legalized bank robbery. This guy should have come to the Committee Hearing wear a mask and holding a .45. And John McCain butting in where he ...
|Let's Update John McCain's IMDB Page
Did you know that John McCain has an IMDB page (who can forget his Oscar-worthy performance in Wedding Crashers )? Almost anyone who's been ...
|Setting Themselves Up For EPIC FAIL
Fiction can be fun, but I find the reference section a little more enlightening. -- Ace Ventura I wanted to avoid writing something on the spectacle known as the ...
|Ah, You Almost Got Me
When I first read this story , I was worried. How could America, the country with the most kick-ass military, be so concerned with some crazy new ...
|GO TO NEW MCCLELLAN/JUDICIARY DIARY (unrec this one)
Today's the day Scott McClellan (hopefully) squeals. Or C-Span puts it : House ...
|Is It Time to Kick Joe Lieberman Out?
On some level, Joe Lieberman must enjoy his position: being in the limelight with a presidential candidate of one party, and enjoying a strange sense of immunity on the other party because of his ...
|John McCain Panders to...the Peace Vote?
[oringally posted at my blog .] Only the most uninformed voter in America would fall ...
Voter 1 : Uncle Omen; will you read us a bedtime story please? Pretty Please? Me : I'm not sure if this is the right venue for a bedtime story... ...
|AWESOME: SiCKO "Alum" Runs for Co. Commissioner in Michigan
From Michael Moore's website (...
|It's Hard to Win Elections With a Fork in Your Back...
Forget the Polar Bears; the way things are going, George W. Bush may have to list the Republican Party as endangered. Short of resurrecting Ronald Reagan, it looks like the GOP won't be able to ...
|Wherein We Live In "Tombstone"
As I was watching one of my favorite non-Transformers: The Movie movie, I came to realize that there's some eerie similarities between what's been going on in politics ...
|(More) Blood Confetti
This week is the "anniversary" of -political thief- President Bush's infamous "Mission Accomplished." Instead of writing up (or push through current versions of) articles of impeachment,
|"Where's Your Pieces of Flair, Barack?"
( Original version was posted at my blog) On a night ...
|"Victory" or "Failure"
Thanks to Crooks & Liars (and in truth Jon Stewart) I've come to realize that ...
|Why I Will Never, Ever, EVER Vote for John McCain
In the wake of seeing people fawn over that fact that Sen. John ...
|American Idol: POTUS Edition
( NOTE : original version here .) Tomorrow will be the closest America will get to ...
|Republican Darrell Issa: Uberjerk
For those who don't know Rep. Darrell Issa, here's an example of the types of things he's said:
|Live Blogging: Bernanke vs. Joint Economic Committee
Why? Well, according to the NYT : Long before taking office as chairman of the Federal ...
|He Wants You To Waste Your Money...
I'd like to think that the majority of Americans are not just good people, but smart people...and more often than not, also trusting people. It's that "trusting" thing that has me nervous. And a ...
|The Angry, Liberal Black Man
My, my, my...how did we get to this point? When the Democratic Primary began, race, religion, gender and other such things didn't matter as much as a person's stances on the issues and their ...
St. Louis unemployment hits 6.3% in January St. Louis area's unemployment rate jumped to 6.3 percent ...
|It's Worth 72 Minutes of Your Life
I checked to see if this was diaried already, and then it occurred to me: this is one of those things that needs to be diaried as frequently as possible. In fact, you don't even have to read ...
|a speech (or two) that was given in 2002.
You've all seen this:
|"A Christian With Four Aces"
I admire the serene assurance of those who have religious faith. It is wonderful to observe the calm confidence of a Christian with four aces. -- Mark Twain For at ...
|Is It *Really* Bugs vs Daffy?
Trying to find a proper analogy for non-political people is hard. Not "George Bush hard," but real hard. You can use something like sports, but that doesn't always address the personalities ...
|(A Belated) Thanks, Sen. Biden...
As we go back and forth with our conservative counterparts, I find it almost a relief that the best they can do say that Sen. Clinton is a woman and Sen. Obama is black. Sure, there are degrees to ...
|Hopefully, my only primary candidate diary for '08.
Let me say that the proposed policies of Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen Barack Obama, while not identical, are similar enough for me to except either one as the nominee. That is, the direction they ...
|As the primaries turn my way...(W/fantasy poll)
The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. -- William Hazlitt. I'm getting ready for Potomac/Cheasepeake/Beltway Primary (...
|Romney's Off His Rocker...
If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. -- Anatole France. How long do we have to put up with this third-rate game show host? I know the ...
|"We Just Can't Go Wrong..."
For the first time in a long time, I feel optimistic about the Demoractic Party and the future of this country.
|Heath Ledger Has Done What So Many Could Not...
...and it's a shame that it took his death to do it. What did Mr. Ledger do , you ask? He made the most stubborn politician in modern ...
|Revenge, Resolution, or Remorse?
Ever sense the MD Senate elections I've wondered one thing: would the rationale for endorsing Michael Steele used by prominent blacks in Maryland have an impact in the future? And by "future," I mean,
|Any Thoughts, Guys?
Can I take a small break from the primaries for a few minutes? While I enjoy the passion, there are some things that have been rattling in my head for awhile now and I know with the way my warped ...
|So Now It's OK to Cover Up Your Indiscretions?
There is no den in the wide world to hide a rogue. Commit a crime and the earth is made of grass. Commit a crime, and it seems as if a coat of snow fell on the ground, such as reveals in ...
|"The President cannot force the Congress to vote on anything"
When love is gone, there's always justice. And when justice is gone, there's always force. And when force is gone, there's always Mom. Hi, Mom! ---Laurie Anderson I ...
|Isikoff's & Hosenball's Bombshell: A Spy in Our Midst (Updated)
Wow. Just wow. A former FBI agent who pleaded guilty Tuesday to fraudulently obtaining U.S. citizenship and then improperly ...
|Musharraf Sure Knows What a Lame Duck Is...
What does it say about the state of our Congress that they can't recognize what a world leader does: that Bush's influence and relevancy is pretty much nonexistent? For example:
|How to Assign Cronies and Influence a Bipartisan Organization
It's not a matter of whether or not someone's watching over you. It's just a question of their intentions. -- Randy K. Miholland ...
When a stupid man is doing something he ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. -- George Bernard Shaw BOO! BOO! BOO! Why do you do ...
|Quack the Duck!
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in a final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. This ...
Men are rewarded or punished not for what they do but for how their acts are defined. That is why men are more interested in better justifying themselves than in better behaving ...
|LiveBlog Numba 3: Go to #4!
They say "private security contractors," I say " Dreadnoks ." But what the hell do I know? Just because the Blackwater USA group has been accused ...
|"Dead"blogging: Senate Vote on Troop Withdrawal (Updated)
They just finished the vote on withdrawing troops within the 120 days. It failed 47-47 . I know people are ...
|*Now* The GOP Wants The Government to Never Shutdown
What a difference a war (and scandals, and poor response time to natural disasters, and a pitiful economic policy, and a failure to uphold the Constitution)
|We Have No Choice But to Trust the General
The material I will present to you comes from a variety of sources. Some are U.S. sources. And some are those of other countries. Some of the sources are technical, such as intercepted ...
"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." -- William Tecumseh Sherman.
|Him and What Army?
Hey, Grand Moff Texan ? One Pissed Off Liberal ? I feel you. When Iran ...
|Better Late Than Never: WashPost Discovers the "PAM"
I diaried this two days ago . Maccabee did an excellent take just ...
|Have You Heard of the "Presidential Advance Manual?"
I read the diary about the guy who got arrested for protesting , I decided to pass on some info to those who might not know. Bottom ...
Diarist's Note: I've looked for diaries about this, but haven't found anything along the lines of what I was planning to write. If someone has already addressed this and I missed it, I apologize.
|"Throw Them Into Darkness...Then Sit Back and Watch the Pattern"
Ever hear, see, think or say something that's in reference to one thing, something that you consider to just be a two-cent contribution to the issue or topic at hand, and then later on realize that ...
|President Karzai Sums It All Up...
President Karzai and the Cobra Commander met today to talk about Afghanistan, the Taliban and they even (gasp!) took ...
|LiveBloggin': Rummy/Tillman (Go to #3!)
Guess what ? Today the House Oversight Commitee will hear testimony regarding the "The Tillman Fratricide.
|Who's the "Coward" Now?
Remember when the Democratic candidates decided not to show up for the Fox News debates because, well, that "network" is little more than a propaganda machine for the Bush Administration? When word ...
|It's Just a Question of "How Crazy is He?" Now.
I f George Bush would actually use his position as POTUS to get something done in Iraq instead of using his position as a means to pay lip-service to his half-ass policies, he may ...
|Tucker's Defense of Vitter: "Boys Will Be Boys"
What I witnessed Tuesday on Dan Abrams show (which is generally pretty good, BTW) was short of breathtaking. Abrams had Tucker Carlson and Emily Heil of "Roll Call" on to discuss Sen. Vitter. More ...
|Either Chertoff's a Liar, or Bush Is Completely Incompetent
I'd like to think that I'm a fairly educated and rational person, but I just can't get my brain wrapped around this. Maybe someone here can help me out. Michael Chertoff, the guy in charge of ...
|Not the First Person Bush Let Off the Hook...
I come not to bash Scooter Libby; that's being done well enough without me making a contribution. I come neither to call for Bush's impeachment; I think he should have impeached for actions worse ...
|The Media's Unofficial Endorsement of the Republican Party
( original version posted over here .)
|"Truce?" We Don't Need No Stinking Truce! (w/Poll)
Umm..." Yay ?" The Bush administration has begun exploring ways of ...
This sucks. Just because the Republicans don't have any good (or trustworthy, or smart, or respectable) cadidates, they think they can just pluck some yahoo from Hollywood who happens to be ...
|Don't "Shut the Door" (and Party Like It's 1924)
When people say that immigration has always been in issue in America, they are not lying. Just about every generation has been faced with the question, "What do we do about people who are coming ...
|Somewhere, Armando is Punching a Wall.
Ya gotta be kidding me right? I mean can you believe this ? Their ...
|What Inspires You?
The upside of having a life outside of the internet is being able to get away from the drama. The downside, of course, is missing out on all the juicy events. Sometimes I feel like Yuri Orlov from "
|getting infected over there...
There's a story in the Boston Globe today titled: " Spread of disease tied to US ...
|Happy Anniversary, You Jerk.
President George W. Bush, Soon you will be given an emergency spending bill for our troops, in particular the ones you sent to Iraq. You plan to veto the bill because you think there are too many ...
|A Video Aid (or How They Have Distorted the Truth)
One of the biggest shams in the " American Iraqi Occupation " was ...
|LiveBlogging: Part 2-Please UnRecommend
The Committee of Oversight and Government Reform, chaired by Rep. Henry Waxman, is holding a hearing today at ten. The question being asked: "are we being told the truth about our soldiers?" More ...
|John McCain Can't Be Serious...Can He?
There's an interesting interview in GQ where McCain has the following exchange : GQ: In the past, ...
|"a distinctive black culture."
"We have come far, but we have a ways to go." Granddaddy Omen used to say that to me when I was younger, especially whenever I told him anything relating to "breaking barriers." Whether it was ...
|Hissy-Fits on Parade
Sweet Baby Jesus; Congress develops a backbone and actually manages to make the word "no" slip through their lips and the opposition acts like it's the Seventh Sign or something. Don't they know we ...
|"93 Karl Roves" (W/Poll)
NOTE: Orignally Posted on my blog . Now this is an interesting editorial. ...
|Live Blogging Part VI: Dimissal of U.S. Attorneys
This is part 6 of the Live Blog on the Senate hearing on the Dismissal of the US Attorneys. This is liveblogging. No pictures out of respect for dial-up users, please. Please Unrec ...
|Bush vs. Hashemi (Iraq VP)
The Issue? Withdrawal: how to do it, when to do it and whether it's the right thing to do. One person has a more multi-layered approach; he's trying to reconcile reality with necessity. The other ...
|Bush's March Madness
( Orignially Posted on my lil 'ol blog .) The best thing about March Madness is the unpredictability. ...
|In Denial About Valerie Plame (and Other Things)
After an eventful day over at the liveblogging of the House's CIA Leak Hearing, I decided to see wht the other side was sasying about Valerie Plame's testimony. I was expecting a modicum of open-...
|...And This Is Why I Don't Like Quiznos.
What? "Politics," you say? I'll get to that. Right now, I wanna talk about sub sandwich joints. But trust me, there's a connection. See, I work near a Subway. I love the place: cool employees, ...
|The People Aren't Buying Your Story, Mr. Novak.
I sloshed through Bobby Novak's article yesterday , and according to him this is what the world ...
|It's "like making Charles Manson the poster child for Mental Health Month."
For people who wanted a change to occur at Walter Reed (and other VA facilities) things looked to be moving in the right direction. President Bush went into ...
|This is Why You Need a Plan B
I feel really sorry for the White House right now. A wise man once said, "When things end, they end badly." Things look very bad right now for the BushCo. If they only believed in having a back-up.
|"Such Heroic Nonsense"
SUMMARY : A pretty popular cartoon/comic character once referred to the noble yet fruitless actions of his adversary as "such heroic nonsense." Nowadays, you could use that ...
|Guess Who Wants a "Marshall Plan?"
Well, we know it isn't Dr. Rice, as discussed here ...
|Ignoring the 'Elements of Journalism'
From the wikipedia entry on journalism : According to The Elements of Journalism by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosensteil, there are nine ...
|LiveBlogging: Judgement Day (House of Reps)
This is it. The last day; the final push. Today the House finishes their debates and votes on whether or not they support the president's -latest attempt to salvage his legacy- escalation. The ...
|House of Rep: Surge Resolution Open Thread (LIVE)
OK: even before they decied to go into debate, I've heard two Republicans accuse Democrats who support the resolution to disagree with President Bush of "staying the course." Another Republican ...
|Rewind: Quotes From the Week of 2/4/07
In the world of politics, keeping track of who said what is very important. Innovations from the radio to the tape recorder to the internet have helped to make this task easier. The following, in ...
|They Really Do Need Our Help...
By "they" I mean the military. By "our" I mean the civilian population. By "help" I'm referring to the "reconstruction and political development" of Iraq. Has the White House put too much of a ...
|Go Ahead; "Raise Taxes." (W/Poll)
Yes, I said it. Raise taxes. Or more accurately: repeal that damn tax cut. It's an option for Congress, one of ...
|OK, Can Someone Explain This...?
Now we have this story that talks about Iran's involvement with Iraq: Iran is supplying Iraqi militias with a ...
|Senate Armed Services Cmte. Thread
General Casey is in front of the SASC to be confirmed as Chief of Staff of the Army. Levin has already made him give a pledge to...well, be honest and stuff.
|Al Sharpton: What "Issues" Aren't Being Addressed?
Rev. Al Sharpton is "threatening" to run for president again : "If somebody picks up a strong agenda, I won't.
|Think Again, Chuck!
( We interupt Omen's initial Transformers-inspired rant to bring you something more interesting and hopefully less esoteric. Enjoy! ) What. The. Hell. "I think Iraq will ...
|Abandon Ship (Unless You're John McCain)
Call me oblivious, but I'm just taken back by the losses Bush has experienced recently, either by design or pure incompetence. For example: (A) Because she realizes that she can't do a damn ...
|Bush's Conditional Sacrifices
Presdent Bush on why he doesn't want to raise taxes, (even though he's the first wartime president to not raise taxes): I strongly oppose that. If that's the kind of sacrifice people ...
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