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Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 22 January 2006
Various big media television networks ^ | 22 January 2006 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces

Posted on 01/22/2006 5:21:05 AM PST by Alas Babylon!

The Talk Shows

Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:

FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Richard Durbin, D-Ill.; University of Maryland's men's basketball coach Gary Williams.

MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.

FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Joe Lieberman, D-Conn.

THIS WEEK (ABC): John Kerry, D-Mass.; Reps. Peter Hoekstra, R-Mich., and Jane Harman, D-Calif., chairman and ranking Democrat of the House Intelligence Committee; actor Gary Sinise.

LATE EDITION (CNN) : Sens. George Allen, R-Va., and Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.; Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz; formerUnited Nations Ambassador Richard Holbrooke; former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger; South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon.

TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 109th; abramoff; durbin; eagleburger; facethenation; foxnewssunday; garysinise; georgeallen; guests; hoekstra; holbrooke; janeharman; kerry2008; lateedition; lieberman; lineup; mccain; meetthepress; nadler; obama; patroberts; schumer; sunday; talkshows; thisweek
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To: samantha

Very sad and whilst awful for her it is the children I feel more for

501 posted on 01/22/2006 12:17:37 PM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: Morgan in Denver

"I'm off to watch the Broncos on TV."

Having 'grown up' in Denver, I was a HUGH Bronco fan, until after the 1st year I moved to Seattle. It would be a hoot if the old rivals - Broncos and Seahawks were in the Super Bowl (though I have a feeling most of the east coast sports channels wouldn't be too thrilled about having to cover 2 'western' teams, especially ones who have much smaller media markets.

502 posted on 01/22/2006 12:20:20 PM PST by Seattle Conservative (God bless and protect our troops and their CIC. (Go Seahawks!!!))
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To: Seattle Conservative

Well I am sorry to say this year it is hard for me to get excited about a game I really have loved since I was a child and rooted for the Cleveland Browns. I don't have a dog in this hunt because the Dolphins still are puking up Pablum. I think it may be time for Seattle to finally make the "Big time", and I do not see Charlotte winning this time. I will root for seattle to go for it all. I do not see Pittsburgh winning it all even for "the Bus'" last year. I hate it when the Super Bowl teams suck and it looks like the "wild cards" are playing. I really want to see an evenly matched good Super Bowl Game.

503 posted on 01/22/2006 12:28:15 PM PST by samantha (cheer up, the adults are in charge! Soldier in Bucket Brigade Reporting for Duty.)
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To: samantha
This is a foreign language to me I am watching a DVD that I recorded earlier of a soccer match, though Sky Sports do have the American Football on at present.
504 posted on 01/22/2006 12:33:45 PM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: douglas-from-nyc

What a nice maiden post.

505 posted on 01/22/2006 12:33:56 PM PST by Bahbah (An admitted Snow Flake and a member of Sam's Club)
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To: OldFriend
...I believe her heinous latest pandering is designed to give her a big senate election vote so she is seen as viable in her presidential run....If she makes a poor showing in NY her presidential prospects are lowered.

She doesn't really even have an opponent in New York. I think the Republican strategy is to have her win with 60% of the vote running against someone no one ever heard of. Since the opponent can't possibly win, Democrats who would never be caught dead voting for a Republican might cast a protest vote against Hillary, say for one of the fringe candidates, that they never would if the race was close. And the vehement leftwing Bush-haters consider Hillary to be a Quisling with her support of the Iraq War. Give 5% to the Left-Wing Fringe Candidate.

New York *does* have a reliable 35% Republican vote, maybe even some democratic Hillary haters who are *not* left wing crazies might vote for the Republican candidate in this instance, knowing the candidate has no chance of winning, to "send a message."

Now, a 60/40 race might seem like a landslide if you are running against a viable opponent but if you are running against someone with no political experience and no support and no real message other than "I am not Hillary," this will be seen as a warning to Democrats that in the bluest of blue states Hillary starts out with 40% who will vote against her.

Schumer got close to 80% in his last Senatorial election and Hillary, even though she won, ran WAY BEHIND Gore in 2000. Why would Democrats want to nominate a candidate who had half the margin of victory of Gore in 2000 and close to 20% less of the vote than Schumer?

JMHO ...

506 posted on 01/22/2006 12:53:02 PM PST by HateBill (Democratic Message: "Kiss Terrorist A*s" vs. Republican Message: "Kick Terrorist A*s")
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To: Seattle Conservative

Thanks!!!! Always good to be reminded!!!!

507 posted on 01/22/2006 12:58:33 PM PST by malia (The Impeached x42 clinton - a Paper Tiger President! MSM - bottom feeders! What a team!!!!)
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To: malia

You're welcome. Just came back into this thread (trying to get a few things done before the Seahawk game) Cripes, another leak. Have you seen this??

NBC News leaks secret 400-page Defense Department document.
NBC News ^ | Dec. 13, 2005 | Lisa Myers, Douglas Pasternak, Rich Gardella and the NBC Investigative Unit

Posted on 12/13/2005 5:16:49 PM PST by ADemocratNoMore

Is the Pentagon spying on Americans? Secret database obtained by NBC News tracks ‘suspicious’ domestic groups.

WASHINGTON - A year ago, at a Quaker Meeting House in Lake Worth, Fla., a small group of activists met to plan a protest of military recruiting at local high schools. What they didn't know was that their meeting had come to the attention of the U.S. military.

A secret 400-page Defense Department document obtained by NBC News lists the Lake Worth meeting as a “threat” and one of more than 1,500 “suspicious incidents” across the country over a recent 10-month period.

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

508 posted on 01/22/2006 1:15:37 PM PST by Seattle Conservative (God bless and protect our troops and their CIC. (Go Seahawks!!!))
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To: Seattle Conservative
Jimmy Carter's Attorney General, Griffin Bell, emphasized when FISA passed that the law "does not take away the power of the President under the Constitution." And in the 1980 case of United States v. Truong, the Carter Administration successfully argued the government's authority to have conducted entirely domestic, warrantless wiretaps of a U.S. citizen and a Vietnamese citizen who had been passing intelligence to the North Vietnamese during the 1970s Paris peace talks.

Could it be John Kerry? Hmmmmmmmm. Veddy interesting, but not stupid.

509 posted on 01/22/2006 1:24:35 PM PST by fedupjohn (If we try to fight the war on terror with eyes shut + ears packed with wax, innocent people will die)
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To: Seattle Conservative
Inhofe comments at the following in the Congressional Record ...

6 . CHINA'S THEFT OF NUCLEAR SECRETS -- (Senate - March 15, 1999)

In 1999, other Senators mention the theft of the W-88 design ...

11 . NATIONAL MISSILE DEFENSE ACT OF 1999 -- (March 16, 1999)
21 . INTELLIGENCE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000--Continued -- (July 21, 1999)

Link to Cox Report

510 posted on 01/22/2006 1:24:57 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: HateBill
From what I have read, Kerry did not have a great showing in NY. Many stayed home and didn't vote at all.

She needs to show a clear majority of eligible voters, not just win.

I believe with a little bit of media coverage Spencer can give her big trouble.

He may not win, but he can dent her image.

511 posted on 01/22/2006 1:30:03 PM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: cake_crumb
The actual SPUN-TIMES front page is much worse, that is the pic they used and prettied-up for their front page. All that's missing is a crown.

A real joke, not a coincidence either that he's with potatohead for a full hour.

512 posted on 01/22/2006 1:35:09 PM PST by X-FID (Black/White Sox .... whatever, still World champs!)
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To: All
I am going to watch a TV drama see you all next week if our paths do not cross before, check the thread Monday/Tuesday to see who the winner are. MJNJohnnie will declare winner either Monday or Tuesday and I will then present the ribbons latest Tuesday.

As always thanks for the company and great comments.
513 posted on 01/22/2006 1:37:12 PM PST by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: samantha

Puhleeze... There is a whole lot more to Carolina than just Charlotte.

514 posted on 01/22/2006 1:40:19 PM PST by csmusaret (Urban Sprawl is an oxymoron)
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To: OldFriend

Do you think one out of 25 Americans ever heard of Abramoff?


I doubt it, since media commentators do not even agree on how to pronounce his name. Now, generally a name is pronounced as the owner of it says it. This lack of knowledge on the correct pronunciation tells me that hardly anyone knows the man.

515 posted on 01/22/2006 1:53:05 PM PST by maica (We are fighting the War for the Free World. Democrats and the media are not on our side.)
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To: Seattle Conservative

Unless Denver can turn things around, it's not going to happen. LOL

516 posted on 01/22/2006 1:54:08 PM PST by Morgan in Denver
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To: maica
Anyone really think that the republicans are the only ones taking dollars from lobbyists?

This manufactured media scandal will have no effect at all on the upcoming elections.

The media drunkenly goes from one blame Bush rant to the next. After a while people just turn them off.

517 posted on 01/22/2006 1:57:40 PM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: douglas-from-nyc
"--- am personally hoping she gets the nomination - that way we are ensured through 2012 a foreign policy that will keep us safer than the internationalist policies our friends on the other side of the isle would employ -"

Then who cleans up the mess after 2012 - another Republican like President Reagan after Carter and President George W. Bush after clinton!

Yes, bill was a very wise politician, but not a leader!
Just a little reminder of his untended business- and in bill's own words --"I did it because I could"


1993 First World Trade Center bombing, February 26th, 7 Killed, Hundreds injured, Billions
1994 Air France Hijacking, Dec 24,1994
1995 Attack on US Diplomats in Pakistan, Mar 8,1995
1995 Military Installation Attack, Nov 13, 1995
1995 Kashmiri Hostage taking, July 4,1995
1996 Khobar Towers attack
1996 Sudanese Missionarys Kidnapping, Aug 17,1996
1996 Paris Subway Explosion, Dec 3,1996
1997 Israeli Shopping Mall Bombing, Sept 4, 1997
1997 Yemeni Kidnappings, Oct 30,1997
1998 Somali Hostage taking crisis, April 15,1998
1998 U.S. Embassy Bombing in Peru, Jan 15, 1998
1998 U.S. Kenya Embassy blown up, 100's murdered
1998 U.S. Tanzania Embassy blown up, 100's murdered
1999 Plot to blow up Space Needle (thwarted)
2000 USS Cole attacked, many U.S. Navy sailors murdered

And another little reminder in case you have forgotten --- words once spoken can't not be taken back.

Democrats, Circa 1998

-- President Bill Clinton: "[M]ark my words, [Saddam] will develop weapons of mass destruction. He will deploy them, and he will use them." Bill Clinton, Remarks At The White House, 12/16/98)

-- Vice President Al Gore: "Saddam's Ability To Produce And Deliver Weapons Of Mass Destruction Poses A Grave Threat ... To The Security Of The World." GORE: "There should be no doubt, Saddam's ability to produce and deliver weapons of mass destruction poses a grave threat to the peace of that region and the security of the world. His defiance of the will of the international community to allow UNSCOM to do its job cannot and will not be tolerated." (Al Gore, Remarks At The Pentagon, 2/17/98)

-- Secretary Of State Madeleine Albright: "[W]e Are Concerned, As The President Said, About [Saddam's] Ability In The Long Run To Threaten His Neighbors, And Frankly, To Threaten All Of Us With Weapons Of Mass Destruction." (CNN's "Larry King Live," 12/16/98)

Cohen, Following Clinton's Orders On ABC's This Week: "What Is On The Horizon Is Anthrax, VX, Sarin, And Other Types Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction." COHEN: "All of his neighbors in the region, I think, are fearful of what Saddam Hussein has done in the past and apprehensive of what he might do in the future. We intend to intensify that apprehension on their part by showing it's not invasion of Kuwait, it's not invasion of Saudi Arabia that's on the horizon. What is on the horizon is anthrax, VX, sarin, and other types of weapons of mass destruction." (ABC's This Week, 11/16/97)

--Sandy Berger, National Security Adviser : "[Saddam] will rebuild his arsenal of weapons of mass destruction, and someday, some way, I am certain, he will use that arsenal again."

-- U.N. Ambassador Bill Richardson: "Facts are facts. Iraq has been deceiving the international community with the weaponization of nerve gas. It's that simple." -- Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.): "[Saddam] is too dangerous of a man to be given carte blanche with weapons of mass destruction." -- Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.): "[Saddam's] chemical and biological weapons capabilities are frightening."

And finally to remind you the party you connect with does not put The United States Of America first, before their power grabbing.

The following is the leaked Rockefeller memo exposing what is happening now - all for power!!!!!

We have carefully reviewed our options under the rules and believe we have identified the best approach. Our plan is as follows:

1) Pull the majority along as far as we can on issues that may lead to major new disclosures regarding improper or questionable conduct by administration officials. We are having some success in that regard. For example, in addition to the president's State of the Union speech, the chairman has agreed to look at the activities of the Office of the Secretary of Defense as well as Secretary Bolton's office at the State Department. The fact that the chairman supports our investigations into these offices and co-signs our requests for information is helpful and potentially crucial. We don't know what we will find but our prospects for getting the access we seek is far greater when we have the backing of the majority. (Note: we can verbally mention some of the intriguing leads we are pursuing.

2) Assiduously prepare Democratic "additional views" to attach to any interim or final reports the committee may release. Committee rules provide this opportunity and we intend to take full advantage of it. In that regard, we have already compiled all the public statements on Iraq made by senior administration officials. We will identify the most exaggerated claims and contrast them with the intelligence estimates that have since been declassified. Our additional views will also, among other things, castigate the majority for seeking to limit the scope of the inquiry. The Democrats will then be in a strong position to reopen the question of establishing an independent commission (i.e. the Corzine amendment).

3) Prepare to launch an independent investigation when it becomes clear we have exhausted the opportunity to usefully collaborate with the majority. We can pull the trigger on an independent investigation at any time-- but we can only do so once. The best time to do so will probably be next year either:
A) After we have already released our additional views on an interim report -- thereby providing as many as three opportunities to make our case to the public:
1) additional views on the interim report;
2) announcement of our independent investigation; and
3) additional views on the final investigation; or
B) Once we identify solid leads the majority does not want to pursue. We could attract more coverage and have greater credibility in that context than one in which we simply launch an independent investigation based on principled but vague notions regarding the "use" of intelligence. In the meantime, even without a specifically authorized independent investigation, we continue to act independently when we encounter foot-dragging on the part of the majority. For example, the FBI Niger investigation was done solely at the request of the vice chairman; we have independently submitted written questions to DoD; and we are preparing further independent requests for information.

Summary Intelligence issues are clearly secondary to the public's concern regarding the insurgency in Iraq. Yet, we have an important role to play in the revealing the misleading -- if not flagrantly dishonest methods and motives -- of the senior administration officials who made the case for a unilateral, preemptive war. The approach outline above seems to offer the best prospect for exposing the administration's dubious motives and methods.

This said ---- I do welcome you to FreeRepublic and I hope you stick around awhile!!

518 posted on 01/22/2006 2:08:40 PM PST by malia (The Impeached x42 clinton - a Paper Tiger President! MSM - bottom feeders! What a team!!!!)
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To: samantha

Who cares about the super bow I just want to watch 24 all the time.

519 posted on 01/22/2006 2:12:46 PM PST by rodguy911 (Support the New Media and fr.)
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To: Seattle Conservative
Great to have you SC back after a terrific finish last week, I sure did miss freeping today.
520 posted on 01/22/2006 2:15:24 PM PST by rodguy911 (Support the New Media and fr.)
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