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by operafan
Fri Dec 02, 2005 6:02 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Report - Iran and Russia Make Billion Dollar Arms Deal
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Corlyss_D wrote:
Gee! The guy couldn't even get out of the first sentence before discrediting his analysis.
What do you think of the Russian Bear and the Chinese Dragon playing footsie or something under the oil laden Iranian table? Scares the **** out of me.

Great to see you back and perky. :D
by operafan
Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Report - Iran and Russia Make Billion Dollar Arms Deal
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

A wider view of Iran-Russia-China relations. http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/GF04Ad07.html The ties that bind China, Russia and Iran By Jephraim P Gundzik The military implementation of the George W Bush administration's unilateralist foreign policy is creating monumental changes in the world's ...
by operafan
Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Report - Iran and Russia Make Billion Dollar Arms Deal
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Report - Iran and Russia Make Billion Dollar Arms Deal

I guess this is a counter balance to the Chinese oil related investment in Iran?? Or is it a ploy to get the US to the diplomatic table over Iranian nuclear developement capabilites? Note that this is just a report that some people are thinking about doing this deal, not that it is a signed and don...
by operafan
Wed Nov 30, 2005 8:47 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Dishonest, Reprehensible, Corrupt....
Replies: 52
Views: 13865

Not even the Dems claim they relied on the Polish journalist's informal interview of the president in supporting the administration's decision to go to war. If you read his statement in context, Bush was obviously saying that the discovery of the mobile labs that manufacture WMDs was the equivalent...
by operafan
Tue Nov 29, 2005 6:06 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Dishonest, Reprehensible, Corrupt....
Replies: 52
Views: 13865

I didn't "fail to read the previous source". It simply isn't comprehensive. There are many sites -- look them up yourself -- that will show at least a dozen models of drones with ranges of 300 - 500 miles that a high school science buff can make operative with a little practice. Here is what the IS...
by operafan
Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Whither the Southern Accent?
Replies: 28
Views: 5262

John, Glad you are well and headed towards places where butter melts (a way of tracking latitude without looking at the GPS). I had a babysitter who came from Atlanta, with that accent. At the end of her first evening she asked my children what they thought 'y'all' meant. My children said solemnly, ...
by operafan
Tue Nov 29, 2005 2:56 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Dishonest, Reprehensible, Corrupt....
Replies: 52
Views: 13865

Most of the above stuff was known to intelligence at the time and wasn't the basis of the administration's reliance. The senators were also briefed on the capabilities of Iraqi drones. There was concern that Iraq would launch drones from Canada, Mexico or Cuba, all within range of the US. Having fa...
by operafan
Mon Nov 28, 2005 8:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: New Hampshire Is Named Most Miserly State
Replies: 8
Views: 2077

The "most generous" states in this list tend to be among those with the lowest tax burdens on their citizens; the "stingiest" among those who tax their citizens the most. It would be interesting to see a comparison of both. I give up on this interesting problem - too many factors for me to handle. ...
by operafan
Mon Nov 28, 2005 5:19 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Dishonest, Reprehensible, Corrupt....
Replies: 52
Views: 13865

The American people will punish the Dems who persist in the lie that Bush lied. 'Bush lied' is mostly shorthand for 'the Bush Administration lied'. 1)WMD - where are the nukes? Yes, Saddam may have been pursuing them, developing them - but where are they? According to Bush on May 29th, 2003 we foun...
by operafan
Sat Nov 26, 2005 5:44 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Bush Responds to Anti-Iraq War Critics
Replies: 194
Views: 40976

http://www.2la.org/syria/wmd.html This is where the WMD are supposed to be after Saddam maybe had them transported out of the country between January 6-10, 2003. Our warships were off the coast of Syria at the time (Woodward Plan of Attack), the pix purportedly came from Israeli intelligence origina...
by operafan
Fri Nov 25, 2005 12:15 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Dumb Attack on Senator Clinton
Replies: 23
Views: 3274

It is a wonder that members of different parties get along at all, and the real problem is that the naive body politic of the US doesn't get what drives people to misbehave that way. US voters aren't as naive as you might think. Misbehavior isn't an exclusive component of politics and people don't ...
by operafan
Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:28 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Bush Responds to Anti-Iraq War Critics
Replies: 194
Views: 40976

Last Monday I noticed a shift in local coverage of the war; they started giving out the name and rank of the dead with the dead's hometown name. Previously there had only been numbers of American casualties.
by operafan
Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:52 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: An ACLU Lawsuit I Don't Like
Replies: 15
Views: 3539

Perhaps the ACLU will use the 'Madonna' defense; unmarried Mother Mary was the great teacher of Jesus, should not the Catholic Church derive it's actions from the scriptures? :oops: :lol:
by operafan
Tue Nov 22, 2005 1:21 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: One Down
Replies: 9
Views: 1773

'get a sense of history' Humm. Seems it is right here. $9 Million for access to the President? That would be Abramoff charging the president of Gabon, not proven ... yet. So many 'unindicted co-conspiritors' that Ken Lay's Enron defense can not call witnesses. Ralph Reed saying he was Abramoff's sub...
by operafan
Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:14 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: One Down
Replies: 9
Views: 1773

If the quote is bogus why the pessimism? Looking at on going investigations, Enron, Abramoff, Delay, Plamegate, the Ohio Ney stuff, Diebold... the current catelog of scandels, the lot seems overwhelming. While there is the attitude that the federal treasury is an open cookie jar, the future seems b...
by operafan
Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:53 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: One Down
Replies: 9
Views: 1773

Brendan wrote:Operafan,

It's likely a bogus quote: http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/tyler.asp. Tyler never said it as far as anyone can find.
Yes, I know. I was just wondering, somewhat pessimistically, about the state of the the nation. :(
by operafan
Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:28 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: One Down
Replies: 9
Views: 1773

And probably 999 more to go - is there a person in Washington he didn't lobby? Ralph - do you think there is any truth to the following? "A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that vot...
by operafan
Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:29 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Dumb Attack on Senator Clinton
Replies: 23
Views: 3274

Way to go Ralph!! For those who missed Poison Pirro's comments, which are typical of her ... http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051116/NEWS05/511160346/1021 Pirro camp knocks Clinton for attending party honoring Byrd By GLENN BLAIN gblain@thejournalnews.com THE JOURNAL NEWS ...
by operafan
Sun Nov 20, 2005 7:34 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: New Hampshire Is Named Most Miserly State
Replies: 8
Views: 2077

Hey, New Hampshire folk just take their state motto seriously - 'Live free or die.' :)
by operafan
Sat Nov 19, 2005 11:52 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Things Are Looking Very Ugly
Replies: 17
Views: 3311

However there is no constitutional barrier to a President using handcuffs for personal pleasures in the White House private quarters. I don't think Laura would allow anything so kinky. Your know her that well? :shock: :lol: :lol: She did make those bawdy jokes about Bush giving a hand job to a hors...
by operafan
Sat Nov 19, 2005 10:42 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Things Are Looking Very Ugly
Replies: 17
Views: 3311

Re: Things Are Looking Very Ugly

..... for George W. Bush.... and it's about time! Will he: 1) be impeached 2) be led away in handcuffs 3) end his presidency in disgrace 3) resign (I wonder how Pizza and Corlyss feel about this...) :lol: Well, that will wake things up around here. 1) I don't think many want an impeachment, even if...
by operafan
Fri Nov 18, 2005 12:10 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Something ain't right here.
Replies: 5
Views: 1390

More from the Florida Department of Corrections - what the gangs started out as, and what they have morphed into are different.

http://www.dc.state.fl.us/pub/gangs/la.html
by operafan
Wed Nov 16, 2005 7:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Whoever Said That the Borders of 1945 Were Sacred? Stalin?
Replies: 8
Views: 2404

Part of my family comes from Alsace -Lorraine. So I describe myself as being of Franco - Germanic heritage because it depends upon which map one looks at. Then there is the Slovachian side that gave me the now unused last name of Zohrabski. The Spanish side gave me Valle y Valasquez. You get the ide...
by operafan
Tue Nov 15, 2005 7:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The Reality About Abortion Rights TODAY
Replies: 2
Views: 1009

Plan B - science v. political religion at the FDA. Any and all drugs need scrutiny. This drug has been available for years by prescription. Susan Wood had to quit to make these machinations public. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/11/AR2005051101812.html http://www.sfgate...
by operafan
Tue Nov 15, 2005 1:36 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The Reality About Abortion Rights TODAY
Replies: 2
Views: 1009

In California the proposition (ballot intiative - defeated) that defined life as begining at conception (not quickening, heartbeat, viability or 2nd trimester) was the thin edge of the wedge of a wider agenda that seeks to outlaw not only abortion, but birth control pills of all sorts and IUDs as 's...
by operafan
Thu Nov 10, 2005 2:25 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Corlyss and Google
Replies: 3
Views: 986

:D
by operafan
Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:00 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: All we need is one death and things will get out of control
Replies: 73
Views: 11597

I never understood why Rodney King didn't join the great club that ran for governor of CA. Perhaps he will now as the Governator self-destructs. Rodney King running for guv - everyone as already done that and gotten the requisit T-shirt. Rodney's shirt would have angel wings all over it if he did r...
by operafan
Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:54 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Overt Inconsistency
Replies: 8
Views: 1216

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/09/AR2005110901976_pf.html washingtonpost.com Senator Seeks to Defer Probe of CIA Prison Leak By Jonathan Weisman Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, November 10, 2005; A04 The chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence tol...
by operafan
Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:57 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The election results
Replies: 5
Views: 1240

http://intelligence.senate.gov/

Pat Roberts, Senator from Kansas. John Roberts has recused himself from the current Gitmo case, which lessens opportunities for confusion, thankfully.
by operafan
Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Judith Miller - ex NYT
Replies: 14
Views: 2610

Judith Miller's Farewell To the Editor: On July 6 I chose to go to jail to defend my right as a journalist to protect a confidential source, the same right that enables lawyers to grant confidentiality to their clients, clergy to their parishioners, and physicians and psychotherapists to their patie...
by operafan
Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:17 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: More School Shootings
Replies: 10
Views: 2054

Right, every teacher and administrator should pack heat. :( Many of them did before the rush off the cliff in the 90s. ***** That's news to me. Certainly not true in the East and New England. Not true in California either. Some places we have rent-a-cops to man the metal detectors, some places we h...
by operafan
Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The election results
Replies: 5
Views: 1240

That Michael Barone sure can write - a lot, very quickly. I gather the upshot is 'don't get smug', which is a good thing. I'm glad yesterday is gone; no more obscene/filthy phone calls and the abortion foes have just spent somewhere in the neighborhood of $75 million to find out Californians are blu...
by operafan
Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Investigate the CIA
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Before they congradulate Novak for saying in the press what everyone supposedly already knew, before they dis the CIA as being a 'rogue' agency in supposedly providing no intelligence pre 9/11, and supposedly bad intelligence on Iraq, and supposedly leaking like a sieve, perhaps they might want to c...
by operafan
Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Judith Miller - ex NYT
Replies: 14
Views: 2610

:shock: Libby gets $18.6 mil? While Libby can use his already published fiction skill to compensated for the grand jury induced memory loss, I say this smacks of of of... of something - sex discrimination for starters. :wink: :D I'm certain the reference is to Cooper and Miller, not to Libby. *****...
by operafan
Wed Nov 09, 2005 6:01 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Judith Miller - ex NYT
Replies: 14
Views: 2610

:shock: Libby gets $18.6 mil? While Libby can use his already published fiction skill to compensated for the grand jury induced memory loss, I say this smacks of of of... of something - sex discrimination for starters. :wink:
by operafan
Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Judith Miller - ex NYT
Replies: 14
Views: 2610

Judith Miller - ex NYT

November 9, 2005 Times and Reporter Reach Agreement on Her Departure By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE The New York Times and Judith Miller, a veteran reporter for the paper, reached an agreement today that ends her 28-year career at the newspaper and caps more than two weeks of negotiations. Ms. Miller went t...
by operafan
Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Overt Inconsistency
Replies: 8
Views: 1216

And they didn't say anything about torture being un American - just leaking it is. Lott might be a fly in their ointment - revealing that the leak probably came from Republican Senators. How many hours will elapse before they say Lott is indulging in sour grapes? Probably before 10 AM EST tomorrow....
by operafan
Tue Nov 08, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: He's Back
Replies: 0
Views: 540

He's Back

Chalabi is in DC. Not in handcuffs for telling the Iranians we had cracked their code though he remains under investigation, staying at the Ritz Carlton and waiting for a visit supposedly from Rice. He wants to be Prime Minister. He has gotten us to do everything else he wanted. Maybe we should thin...
by operafan
Mon Nov 07, 2005 11:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: The Iranian Bomb Could be Financial
Replies: 1
Views: 631

The Iranian Bomb Could be Financial

Tomorrow we will diminish - at very least - ties with Syria. As I have already documented, our covert forces are are fighting in the anti-Lebanon Mountains. Here is another turn to the problem. Iran in March 2006 is setting up an internet powered oil and oil derivative bourse, which (at this reading...
by operafan
Mon Nov 07, 2005 1:19 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: I Hope The United States Fails In Iraq
Replies: 35
Views: 5274

With inadequate replacement warriors in this war one hopes that the military will consider casualties/fatalities before going into battle.
by operafan
Sun Nov 06, 2005 11:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Parental Notification
Replies: 28
Views: 3938

There are more Hispanics in this state than there are whites, :?: No, there aren't. Whites: 46.7% Latinos: 32.4% Source: U. S. Census 2000 You are right - there are more whites currently in California than any other single ethic group or race, but whites in California are a minority amongst all the...
by operafan
Sun Nov 06, 2005 4:53 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: What Rhinemaidens Want to do on Their Day Off
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

It would would be appropriate ... where? And can we please be there? Conjecture is rampant in my testosterone rich household. :shock: :oops: :lol: Have you tried Berkeley? :wink: People used to burn bras in Berkeley but not expose themselves much because most of the time it is simply too cold. One ...
by operafan
Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:44 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: I Hope The United States Fails In Iraq
Replies: 35
Views: 5274

Just look at what they do, how they train -- roadside bombers weren't invented in Iraq -- and listen to what they say and preach everywhere, from the mosques in North Africa to those in the Philippines; from the clerics in Iran, Saudi Arabia and Chechnya to the teachers in the elementary schools of...
by operafan
Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:19 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: I Hope The United States Fails In Iraq
Replies: 35
Views: 5274

The problem isn't Iraq and the sooner we recognize and define the nature of the struggle accurately, the better prepared we will be. Iraq is peanuts compared to the scope of the problem; it's just one battle ground in a world wide war against Islamic fascism and the war is just beginning. The radic...
by operafan
Sun Nov 06, 2005 12:26 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: What Rhinemaidens Want to do on Their Day Off
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

The decision is well grounded in First Amendment law. Where going topless is directly related to the issue at hand it may well be a constitutionally protected expression. The mind boggles at 'directly related to the issue at hand'. Maybe that is 'tissue at hand'? It would would be appropriate ... w...
by operafan
Sat Nov 05, 2005 11:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: What Rhinemaidens Want to do on Their Day Off
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

What Rhinemaidens Want to do on Their Day Off

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/11/05/BAGOLFJBB11.DTL Free speech doesn't cover breasts. :lol: SACRAMENTO Judge tosses a blanket on topless protest Breasts Not Bombs told nudity not part of free-speech rights Lynda Gledhill, Greg Lucas, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau Saturday, Novembe...
by operafan
Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:48 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: White House Mandates Ethics Education
Replies: 2
Views: 730

Ralph wrote:Well, the training sessions can't hurt and the leaks will be interesting.
:lol:
by operafan
Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:40 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: I Hope The United States Fails In Iraq
Replies: 35
Views: 5274

Tomorrow there will be more disclosures of more falsehoods that lead to the war. Doesn't matter. 'Though people will continue to feel ripped, we've got to face the fact that we voted for it by voting for the President and our representatives. That they made bad decisions both in telling lies and mil...
by operafan
Sat Nov 05, 2005 6:36 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: White House Mandates Ethics Education
Replies: 2
Views: 730

White House Mandates Ethics Education

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/04/AR2005110402040.html Bush Orders Staff to Attend Ethics Briefings White House Counsel to Give 'Refresher' Course By Jim VandeHei Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, November 5, 2005; Page A02 President Bush has ordered White House st...
by operafan
Sat Nov 05, 2005 6:10 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Parental Notification
Replies: 28
Views: 3938

California has not become the 35th state to do anything of the kind. You're right. I was anticipating events somewhat. What was important to me was the 35, not California so much, but it is good to know that in such a relentlessly blue state, the proposition has a better than 50-50 chance of passin...