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Friday, January 13, 2006

Kissing arse

David Horowitz, a former left-wing activist now right-wing attack dog (and editor of Frontpage mag), is fond of the Republican party under George W. Bush. How fond? Here's David describing his recent attendance at the White House Hanukkah party:

"I hadn’t been at an event with the President (who is looking slim and trim) in four years and didn’t know if he would recognize me. But the minute he saw me in the line he called out 'Horowitz' with a big smile on his face, then embraced me in a bear hug. In the moment I had his ear I said, 'Thank you for taking all those arrows for the rest of us.' Graciously, he said, 'You take more than I do,' which I don’t and said so. Then as I was walking away he called out, 'Don’t let them get to you.' I called back, 'Don’t you either,' and he replied in a strong voice. 'I won’t.'

A force for freedom in the world salutes his king.

18 Comments:

Blogger Jozef Imrich, Esq. said...

The headline says it all ...

Friday, January 13, 2006 9:00:00 pm  
Blogger orang said...

I'm amazed at the gag reflex. You know that can actually teach yourself to not throw up projectile vomit when you read this stuff.

Friday, January 13, 2006 10:07:00 pm  
Blogger Wombat said...

I'm surprised Pretzeldent dind't plant a nice sloppy kiss on his a la Joseph Lieberman.

Hororowitz really could use a padded cell.

Saturday, January 14, 2006 1:15:00 am  
Blogger Wombat said...

Speaking fo padded cells, anyone knwo what's happened to Ibraham? Hope he's ok.

Saturday, January 14, 2006 1:19:00 am  
Blogger James Waterton said...

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Saturday, January 14, 2006 5:12:00 am  
Blogger James Waterton said...

Sorry, what was that? All this talk made me imagine how high an interlude between Robert Fisk and Loewenstein would rate on the fawn-o-meter.

Saturday, January 14, 2006 5:24:00 am  
Blogger Wombat said...

What's the matter James, you don't see any disrinction between a shill who sits in the comfort of his office and makes up crap while his wallet get's padded by lobby groups and think tanks, and one who actually gets his hands dirty doing some old fashioned invetigation?

Saturday, January 14, 2006 6:39:00 am  
Blogger James Waterton said...

Nope - just saying kissing arse is universal, is all.

Saturday, January 14, 2006 11:45:00 am  
Blogger James Waterton said...

Actually, bugger Fisk. Howabout Loewenstein and Chavez?

A force for freedom in the world salutes his king.

Saturday, January 14, 2006 11:48:00 am  
Blogger Wombat said...

Out fo curiosity, what's your beef with Chavez James?

Saturday, January 14, 2006 12:29:00 pm  
Blogger James Waterton said...

His socialist lies, mainly. I also think he's a dangerous ideologue. I believe the man's capable of human rights atrocities if it keeps him in power. I think the worst is yet to come in regards to Chavez.

Saturday, January 14, 2006 5:09:00 pm  
Blogger orang said...

In the meantime make the most of someone who tells The Idiot , you are an idiot, I know you hate me, but the whole world is watching so if anything happens to me , they'll know you dunnit you f*kin moron with a big gun....
Ahh democracy.

Saturday, January 14, 2006 6:26:00 pm  
Blogger Wombat said...

James,

So Chavez spouts socialist lies, and he's capable of human rights atrocities to keep him in power. Hmmm right.

So the status quo is more preferable? US lies and human rights atrocities that the US has perpetrated for decades. We have a Chimp in the White House who is moving every day closer to unlimited government control and authority, and we should be worried about Chavez?

The greatest acts of wholesale slaughter have all been US perpetrated or backed and we should be afraid of what Chavez might do one day?

That’s some lofty moral standards there James.

People love or hate Chavez, no question. There is no dispute that he is drawing focus to the foreign policies of the US and the barbaric practices of the IMF. I mean for how bizzaro is this James, we have multi-nationals doing going around buying up the rights to fresh water (including rain water) and then selling it to the locals at some outrageous cost? What's next, rights to fresh air?

Latin America has been repeatedly raped and subjugated by the US and multi-nationals for more than half a century. The worst charge that Chavez's critics can say about him is what might happen under his influence.

Latin America just paid back a 10 billion dollar loan to the IMF. That's a good thing no? Latin American countries like Venezuela and Ecuador are taking back control of their resources and deciding who gets to profit, how much and where the profits go. That's a good thing too right? Or are those Latinos just to dumb to take c are of themselves?

Given that most of Latin America is heading towards socialist rule, I'd say let's see what happens. If the experiment fails, then fine, it will never be revisited. Seems to me however, that Chavez’s critics re more afraid that the experiment will succeed.

I don’t mean to patronize you James, but if you have a chance to read the book by John Perkins “confessions of an Economic Hitman” I would strongly recommend it.

Here is a recent article by the guy. And he is no conspiracy nut either. The guy was involved at the coal face in corrupting governments in developing countries by buying off their leaders and enslaving the countries with unplayable debts.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11557.htm

Sunday, January 15, 2006 3:49:00 am  
Blogger CB said...

I can only presume you are posting your drivel from this socialist shithole paradise, no?

"I don’t mean to patronize you James," ,so you go ahead and do so anyway. Hypocrite. I'm not sure you could even lay straight in bed.

Sunday, January 15, 2006 6:23:00 pm  
Blogger orang said...

Mmmm, a little ungracious of you I think cb.

You are only a click away from right wing nirvana if you don't like what you see here.

Sunday, January 15, 2006 9:50:00 pm  
Blogger Wombat said...

CB,

James and I have an undertsanding that stems back fom earlier debates. Best you stay out of issues beyond your factualyl challenged, right-wing keyhole.

Jon Perkins is not a pundit, but someone who was involved at thte very coal face of what I was talking about. One day you'll figure out that right does not mean right wing.

Monday, January 16, 2006 3:19:00 am  
Blogger CB said...

ADD. Stick it, you sanctimonious prick.

Monday, January 16, 2006 6:27:00 am  
Blogger Wombat said...

One day I said. Obviosuly not today.

Monday, January 16, 2006 9:04:00 am  

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