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various | 1-22-02 | Mia T

Posted on 01/22/2002 7:20:46 AM PST by Mia T

Richard Gephardt knows. And what he knows scares him.

In a speech at the winter gathering of Democratic Party bigwigs, Gephardt struggled to reclaim some lost ground:

"We've got to stand together against terrorism," he exhorted. "This is no partisan issue. These young people in Afghanistan are not fighting for the Democratic Party or the Republican Party. They're fighting for the greatest country that has ever existed on earth. That's the United States of America."

Gephardt knows he has to make this pitch because his colleagues in the leadership of the national party have dug a deep, deep hole, and the polling numbers are showing it. Bill Clinton is understood to have booted the war on terrorism, and the congressional Democrats are seen as obstructers and posers.

Four specifics dog the Democrats and make "me too" speeches like Gephardt's mandatory fare for the next few months.

First, the Washington Post peeled back the sorry record of the Clinton administration's paralysis in the face of a growing body of evidence that Osama bin Laden would target our homeland.

The Democratic Party developed no leadership over a quarter century that would have been a voice for aggressive counter-strokes against international terror, so Clinton's tendency to split the political difference found its middle ground between indecision and wishful thinking. The result was tragic.

It will be a long time before the country hears a Democrat talk tough on terror without at least a big dose of skepticism.

The Democrats' competency deficit:

Hugh Hewitt claims Daschle's team struggling for significance


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The Real Danger of a Presidential Fake:
Post-9/11 Reconsideration of The Placebo Presidency
by Mia T, 1.06.02
In May, 1996, American diplomats were informed in a Sudanese government fax that Bin Laden was about to be expelled --giving Washington another chance to seize him. The decision not to do so went to the very top of the White House, according to former administration sources.

They say that the clear focus of American policy was to discourage the state sponsorship of terrorism. So persuading Khartoum to expel Bin Laden was in itself counted as a clear victory. The administration was "delighted".

Bin Laden took off from Khartoum on May 18 in a chartered C-130 plane with 150 of his followers, including his wives. He was bound for Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan. On the way the plane refuelled in the Gulf state of Qatar, which has friendly relations with Washington, but he was allowed to proceed unhindered.

Barely a month later, on June 25, a 5,000lb truck bomb ripped apart the front of Khobar Towers, a US military housing complex in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The explosion killed 19 American servicemen. Bin Laden was immediately suspected...

US missed three chances to seize Bin Laden

Just look around this chamber. We have members from virtually every racial, ethnic, and religious background. And America is stronger for it. But as we have seen, these differences all too often spark hatred and division, even here at home. . . This is not the American way. We must draw the line. Without delay, we must pass the Hate Crimes Prevention Act and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. And we should reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.

bill clinton, State of Union Speech, January 27, 2000

"I'm sorry, but the president is one of the crudest men I have ever encountered in government service," says one female agent. "He has no respect for women."

Among the comments clinton made in presence of Secret Service agents:

. Frequent speculation on the oral sex skills of women
the president saw or met in receiving lines;

. References to the size of a woman's breasts, legs or figure;

. Sexual jokes.

After the Monica Lewinsky story broke, however, clinton toned down his rhetoric and behavior in front of his Secret Service agents, but those who guarded the president say enough of them saw and heard things which could be damaging to clinton.

"It depends on who Ken Starr calls," says one ex-agent. "The people who are on the job today are not necessarily the ones who know the most."

Turnover In clinton's Secret Service Detail 'Highest That Anyone Can Remember'

In the months that follow, reporters drop the issue. Feminists say little or nothing. Rape crisis center workers acknowledge that Broaddrick's case, including her reluctance to come forward, is typical of victims of sexual assault. But they decline to speak against clinton. Some cite the federal funding they receive as a result of the Violence Against Women Act, which was signed into law by clinton.

Why does the press continue to ignore the Juanita Broaddrick story?

The Placebo President:
How a Rapist can be a Policy Feminist
placebo effect n.
A beneficial effect in a patient following a particular treatment
that arises from the patient's expectations concerning
the treatment rather than from the treatment itself.
Every woman adores a Fascist,
The boot in the face, the brute
Brute heart of a brute like you.
----Sylvia Plath
The placebo effect immediately came to mind
as I listened to Shelby Steele,
a research fellow at the Hoover Institution,
debunk the following pernicious spin intended to save clinton.
To wit:
A proven felon and utter reprobate can remain president;
clinton can be a failed human being but a good president.
The error in these statements arises, says Steele,
from the belief that
virtuousness is separate from personal responsibility
so that one's virtuousness as an individual is determined by
one's political positions on issues rather than on
whether or not in one's personal life there is a
consistency and a responsibility.
Steele's contention is that this compartmentalization,
rather than being the amazing advantage
the clintons would have us believe,
in fact, spills toxicity into, corrupts, the culture.
If mere identification with good policies is what makes one virtuous
then those policies become, what Steele calls, iconographic,
that is to say they just represent virtuousness.
They don't necessarily do virtuous things.
If clinton's semantic parsing strips meaning from our words,
clinton's iconographic policies strip meaning from our society,
systematically deconstructing our society as a democracy. . .
I would take Shelby Steele's thesis one step further.
I maintain that iconographic policy functions like a placebo,
producing a real, physiological and social effects.
The placebo effect is, after all, the brain's triumph over reality.
Expectation alone can produce powerful physiological results.
The placebo effect was, at one time, an evolutionary advantage:
act now, think later
bill clinton is the paradigmatic Placebo President.
Placebo is Latin for "I shall please."
And please he does
doling out sham treatments, iconographs, with abandon.
To please, to placate, to numb, to deflect.
Ultimately to showcase his imagined virtue.
Or to confute his genuine vice.
clinton will dispense sugar pills (or bombs)
at the drop of a high-heeled shoe...
or at the hint of high treason...
clinton's charlatanry mimics that of primitive medicine.
Through the 1940s, doctors had little effective medicine to offer
so they deliberately attempted to induce the placebo response.
The efficaciousness of today's medicines
does not diminish the power of the placebo.
A recent review of placebo-controlled studies
found that placebos and genuine treatments
are often equally effective.
If you expect to get better, you will.
Which brings me back to the original question:
Can clinton be a failed human being but a good president?
Clearly he cannot.
These two propositions are mutually exclusive.
clinton's fundamental failure is a complete lack of integrity.
He has violated his covenant with the American people.
Because clinton has destroyed his moral authority as a leader,
he can no longer function even as a quack;
the placebo effect is gone.
And so the Placebo President must now go, too.

1 posted on 01/22/2002 7:20:46 AM PST by Mia T
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To: Gail Wynand; looscannon; Lonesome in Massachussets; river rat; Freedom'sWorthIt; IVote2; Slyfox...
Clinton's failure to grasp the opportunity to unravel increasingly organized extremists, coupled with Berger's assessments of their potential to directly threaten the U.S., represents one of the most serious foreign policy failures in American history

Clinton Let Bin Laden Slip Away and Metastasize



Bill Clinton may not be the worst president America has had, but surely he is the worst person to be president.*

---GEORGE WILL, Sleaze, the sequel


Had George Will written Sleaze, the sequel (the "sequel" is, of course, hillary) after 9-11-01, I suspect that he would have had to forgo the above conceit, as the doubt expressed in the setup phrase was, from that day forward, no longer operational.

Indeed, assessing the clinton presidency an abject failure is not inconsistent with commentary coming from the left, most recently the LA Times: "Clinton Let Bin Laden Slip Away and Metastasize."

When the clintons left office, I predicted that the country would eventually learn--sadly, the hard way--that this depraved, self-absorbed and inept pair had placed America (and the world) in mortal danger. But I was thinking years, not months.

It is very significant that hillary clinton didn't deny clinton culpability for the terrorism. (Meet the Press, 12-09-01), notwithstanding tired tactics (if you can't pass the buck, spread the blame) and chronic "KnowNothing Victim Clinton" self-exclusion.

If leftist pandering keeps the disenfranchized down in perpetuity, clinton pandering,("it's the economy, stupid"), kept the middle and upper classes wilfully ignorant for eight years.

And ironically, both results (leftist social policy and the clinton economy) are equally illusory, fraudulent. It is becoming increasingly clear that clinton assiduously avoided essential actions that would have negatively impacted the economy--the ultimate source of his continued power--actions like, say, going after the terrorists.

It is critically important that hillary clinton fail in her grasp for power; read Peggy Noonan's little book, 'The Case Against Hillary Clinton' and Barbara Olson's two books; it is critical that the West de-clintonize, but that will be automatic once it is understood that the clintons risked civilization itself in order to gain and retain power.

It shouldn't take books, however, to see that a leader is a dangerous, self-absorbed sicko. People should be able to figure that out for themselves. The electorate must be taught to think, to reason. It must be able to spot spin, especially in this age of the electronic demagogue.

I am not hopeful. As Bertrand Russell noted, "Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so. "

Mia T, hillary clinton blames hubby for terrorism

(SHE knew nuttin')

Meet the Press, 12-09-01



*George Will continues: There is reason to believe that he is a rapist ("You better get some ice on that," Juanita Broaddrick says he told her concerning her bit lip), and that he bombed a country to distract attention from legal difficulties arising from his glandular life, and that. ... Furthermore, the bargain that he and his wife call a marriage refutes the axiom that opposites attract. Rather, she, as much as he, perhaps even more so, incarnates Clintonism

Q ERTY3 co-rapist  bump!
"The Daschle Scheme"
CLINTON-WAS-AN-UTTER-FAILURE Containment Team Scheme Fails Again
Ollie North Laughs Ann Lewis Off Stage
Helen Thomas Syndrome: THE SYMPTOMS
Will Riefenstahl-esque "editing to perfection" resurrect the clintons?
Frankenstein, The Sequel:
'Black Hawk Down' Was Set to Blame Clinton for 9/11
hillary's head revisited:
hillary clinton's brain (such as it is) II
Buddy Death Report Raises More Questions Than It Answers

2 posted on 01/22/2002 7:23:38 AM PST by Mia T
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To: Mia T
I put your muchausen jpeg onto disk and took it to a copy shop but there isn't enough dpi to make a decent size poster. Could you when you have time, and I can not imagine you have any, do something so that I( we ) could download, order, buy, subscribe before production various mean spirited, bitter,harsh, crewl and just joyfull pictures of the petite caligula of our time and his shrew (not)Lady MacBeth, Hillery?
3 posted on 01/22/2002 7:45:48 AM PST by Leisler
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4 posted on 01/22/2002 7:52:07 AM PST by aculeus
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5 posted on 01/22/2002 7:53:49 AM PST by RnMomof7
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6 posted on 01/22/2002 7:57:09 AM PST by firewalk
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To: Mia T; goldilucky; MeeknMing; NativeAmericanFemaleVet; Joe Hadenuf; Nitro; ALOHA RONNIE...
Mia, your posts are absolutely superb, always - thank you - bookmarked! bttt
7 posted on 01/22/2002 8:07:25 AM PST by ChaseR
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To: Leisler
This megalomaniacal pairing has wrapped late 20th century america in an
unfolding tragedy and spectacle, causing one freeper to refer to Mrs.
Piano Legs as Lady MacClinton...Gail Wynand

by Mia T
Act IV, Scene I:
The White House. In the middle a boiling Cauldron.
Thunder. Enter the three (unvetted) Witches.
FIRST WITCH. Thrice the brinded fat cat hath mew'd.
SECOND WITCH. Thrice and once the hobbled hedge-pig whined.
THIRD WITCH. Hubbelled Harpier cries: 'T is time, 't is time.
FIRST WITCH (a Democrat with conspiratorial leanings):
Round about the cauldron go;
In the poison'd records throw.
Foster, that under cold stone
Days and nights has thirty-one
Swelter'd venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first i' the charmed pot.
Double, trouble TOIL for HUBBELL;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
SECOND WITCH (a Liberal Democrat):
Fillet of BURTON snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of NEWT, and toe of LOTT,
LIMBAUGH'S tongue, a forget-me-not;
THURMOND'S fork, and THOMPSON'S sting,
HELM'S leg, and QUAYLE wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
Double, trouble TOIL for HUBBELL;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
THIRD WITCH (a stealth Conservative)
Scale of BONIOR, tooth of WOLF,
HILLARY'S memory, maw and gulf
A ravin'd salt-sea shark,
Ears of the MARTINS digg'd i' the dark,
Gall of BILL, and McCURRY'S slips
"Noes" of LANNY, and HUBBELL'S lips,
Finger of ICKES ditch-deliver'd by a drab,
Make the gruel thick and slab:
Add thereto a Chinese squadron,
For the ingredients of our cauldron.
Double, trouble TOIL for HUBBELL;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
Cool it with cash and blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.
Enter Lady MacClinton:
O! well done! I commend your pains,
And every one shall share i' the gains.
And now about the cauldron sing,
Like elves and fairies in a ring,
Enchanting all that you put in.
[Music, and a Song, 'Black spirits,' and company...
---------from MacClinton

On Neutered and Neutering
by Mia T and Edward Zehr (EZ)
With all the neutered talk of late
I thought y'all would appreciate
a relevant Shakespearean conversation
with EZ, a clinton chronicler Elizabethan.
[I had just asked the playwright if he had writer's block.]
Think that thy bard hath now MacJeff forsaken?
In that would'st thou be verily mistaken.
Mayhap thou hast impatiently forgot
That facts comprise the essence of the plot.
Methinks thy bard hath schemes forsaken.
Mayhap thou art verily mistaken.
Plots comprise the essence of the facts.
Forsake the contrariwise artifacts.
Gadzooks, could'st be thy bard is put to rout?
'Twould seem his veriest words are turned about.
Could'st show whereby effect doth flow from cause,
Would'st then be due a round of brisk applause.
Perhaps I could this point of view adopt,
For was not Bill by Hillary thus bopped
In like wise as MacJeff, upon the head,
And with a lamp, just as thy bard hath said?
Thus are the facts revealed for all to see:
Thy bard did make good use of ESP.
Contrariwise, the White House read my serial,
And sought to make good use of the material.
Thy bard's "effect doth flow from cause" linearity
And 'twould seem thy veriest good use of oracularity
'Twere not the nature of the plots I pricked thy bard to adopt
Withal Bill, like wise as MacJeff, upon the head was bopped.
Methought the plots thou would'st use sprung not o' telepathy.
Didst thou never hear the most traitorously corrupted conspiracy?
Brutus's heart wrapp'd in Hillaryous hide.
Interns and China suckling the impotent fool Cheapside.
What more paying play than a corrupted plot untainted
With thrice times two naked villains feinted?
Thou art arm'd that hath thy crook'd schemers straight.
Cudgel thy brains no more, the clinton plots are great.
A point well made, experience vicarious
Was grounded in events utmost Hillaryous.
Betruth, the president sustained concussion
Ere I had even started the discussion.
But, lest thy bard be seen to make retreat,
The second bop was truly a repeat.
In consequence, I need no psychic hotline
To reconstruct an oft repeated plotline.
Now, as regards the wretched Cheapside brat,
And turmoil his concupiscence begat,
Need'st have no fear regards unfolding strife
O'er these events, for Art must copy Life.
Eureka! (Not Gadzooks!)
Though I have neither wit, nor words, nor playbooks
Thy bard this simpleminded poster avoidth plagiarize.
(Withal thy bard's own baseborn tendency contrariwise.)
Now, as regards the wretched Cheapside brat,
And turmoil his concupiscence begat,
Methinks MacJeff's crook'd feelpolitik, the lasix death, his solipsistic sex
Thou must put in cold blood'd cardiovascular context.
The brain deviseth laws for the blood,
but the brain 'tself is ne'er understood.
The King's crook'dness flows from limp circulation.
Methinks the solution is swift amputation.
Thou place thy versifier in a quandary,
Redoubling thy most sharp-edged entendre.
The gist of they intent can I but gape on.
Dost thou propose the prez be made a capon?
In blood caught up these wretches play their role,
But this must not become Le Grand Guignol.
Lest those of delicate mien be made to faint,
'Twere better I should exercise restraint.
Mind you, Act I, scene 4 drips the odd bit of gore here and there.
Thy bard's excessive predilection metaphorical
confuseth redoubled sharp-edged entendre with one blunt oracle.
Forsooth, thy bard surely knowth,
Phallus on eunuch can't growth.
Plucking capon from hen's an impossibility,
Unless the cluck's hermaphroditic Hillary.

8 posted on 01/22/2002 8:32:36 AM PST by Mia T
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To: Mia T
I am thy (Husband's) spirit, Doom'd for a certain time to walk the night, And for the day confined to fast in fires, Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature Are burnt and purg'd away. But that I am forbid To tell the secrets of my prison-house I could a tale unfold whose lightest word would harrow up thy soul... --H(illery)amlet, I:5
9 posted on 01/22/2002 8:42:14 AM PST by Leisler
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To: Mia T
So I'm assuming you're NOT on your local 'Hillary in 2004' committee. lol

I can clearly see Willyboy shouldn't have p*ssed YOU off! lol

Great posts!

10 posted on 01/22/2002 8:52:08 AM PST by headsonpikes
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To: ChaseR; Mia T
Thanks BUMP!
11 posted on 01/22/2002 9:01:31 AM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: Leisler
"that I( we ) could download, order, buy, subscribe before production various mean spirited, bitter,harsh, crewl and just joyfull pictures of the petite caligula of our time and his shrew (not)Lady MacBeth, Hillery?"

LOL, they are a "Must Have!" in my opinion.

12 posted on 01/22/2002 9:09:08 AM PST by IVote2
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To: Mia T;Thanks BTTT!
Outstanding, Mia!

I love these. I'm glad you're on our side! :-)

13 posted on 01/22/2002 9:15:45 AM PST by SusanUSA
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To: Mia T
Brilliant - again. But I am still so stupid - I can't find the "bookmark" thingie.
14 posted on 01/22/2002 9:17:56 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Mia T
Bump! Hit those home runs, MiaT!
15 posted on 01/22/2002 9:21:05 AM PST by Phaedrus
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To: Mia T
Your format continues to drive me nuts, but the content is without parallel and mandatory reading.
16 posted on 01/22/2002 9:39:24 AM PST by OldFriend
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To: Mia T
One of the home--sites of... EZ/MT---notice some similarities.

A memoriam was posted here for Ed Zehr(Nov--2001)..would like to find it again!

17 posted on 01/22/2002 9:43:10 AM PST by f.Christian
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Click on your name. :o)
18 posted on 01/22/2002 9:49:13 AM PST by IVote2
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To: f.Christian
memoriam? Ed Zehr?
19 posted on 01/22/2002 10:06:02 AM PST by Mia T
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To: Mia T
Thank you! Keep these treasures coming.


20 posted on 01/22/2002 10:10:35 AM PST by IVote2
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