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I thought only the Alaskan Griz would eat it’s own…then there’s Lisa Murkowski

From Freedom Pac

Lisa Murkowski’s hunger for power is compelling her to ignore the will of Alaska voters, who chose Joe Miller as their nominee.  Instead of respecting the people, Murkowski is launching a write-in campaign that will steal votes from the conservative military veteran in a blatant attempt to sabotage his campaign for US Senate.

Her continued presence in the race is baffling to Republicans and independents alike.  Lisa Murkowski’s hunger for power is compelling her to ignore the will of Alaska voters, who chose Joe Miller as their nominee.  Instead of respecting the people, Murkowski is launching a write-in campaign that will steal votes from the conservative military veteran in a blatant attempt to sabotage his campaign for US Senate.

Her continued presence in the race is baffling to Republicans and independents alike.  Murkowski’s sour grapes decision to spend her big campaign dollars demonizing and attacking Joe Miller only hurts our chances of getting another pro-troop conservative into the Senate, and stabs the West Point graduate and Army veteran in the back.

From Jim DiMent on Lisa…cry-baby Lisa?

This past Friday, Senator Lisa Murkowski announced plans seek re-election as a write-in candidate in Alaska. Rather than accepting defeat and working to unite Republicans behind Joe Miller, she has decided to put her own personal interests ahead of everything else.

In an interview this past weekend, Murkowski attacked me for working against her. According to The Hill newspaper, she had this to say about me: “I don’t think that’s it’s particularly helpful to undercut fellow Republicans.” This might be a fair criticism if she weren’t the one running a write-in campaign against Republican nominee in her state.

The establishment loves to lecture conservatives about how we need to support liberal candidates to “expand the tent” and win seats for Republicans. But when these Republican-in-name-only (“RINO”) lose their primaries, many leave the party and join the opposition. When Arlen Specter faced defeat in the Pennsylvania, he left the party. When Charlie Crist faced defeat in Florida, he did the same. And now Lisa Murkowski is following in their footsteps.

When conservatives lose their primaries, however, they accept defeat and support the nominee. Murkowski’s betrayal provides more proof that big-tent hypocrites don’t really care about winning a majority for Republicans. They only care about winning a majority for themselves.

A few basic truths….

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

3, The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

4. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation.

5. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

Get your elective surgery done NOW!

This from resistnet.com:

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has attacked Senate Republican candidates for wanting “to end Medicare as we know it.” And in Nevada’s hotly contested Senate race, Majority Leader Harry Reid is attacking Republican Sharron Angle, saying she wants to “gut” Medicare. But Mr. Reid has already gutted it. He and his colleagues did so by passing ObamaCare. (cont.)

For more see: http://www.resistnet.com/forum/topic/show?id=2600775%3ATopic%3A2596152&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_topic

Will’s wisdom…

“Let this country get hungry and they are going to eat, no matter what happens to budgets, income taxes or Wall Street.  Washington mustn’t forget who rules when it comes to a show down.”  Will Rogers

Why hasn’t the government busted Wikileaks wiki?

What the hell is being a traitor if this isn’t it?  And where the hell is the government?

This from http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/09/iraq-war-docs/

A massive cache of previously unpublished classified U.S. military documents from the Iraq War is being readied for publication by WikiLeaks, a new report has confirmed.

The documents constitute the “biggest leak of military intelligence” that has ever occurred, according to Iain Overton, editor of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, a nonprofit British organization that is working with WikiLeaks on the documents.

The documents are expected to be published in several weeks.

Overton, who discussed the project with Newsweek, didn’t say how many documents were involved or disclose their origin, but they may be among the leaks that an imprisoned Army intelligence analyst claimed to have sent to WikiLeaks earlier this year.

Read More http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/09/iraq-war-docs/#ixzz0zAZq9khh

Pfc. Bradley Manning, who has been charged with improperly downloading and leaking classified information, disclosed to a former hacker in May that he had given WikiLeaks a database covering 500,000 events in the Iraq War between 2004 and 2009. Manning said the database included reports, dates, and latitude and longitude of events, as well as casualty figures.

A leak of this sort would vastly dwarf the cache of about 75,000 documents that WikiLeaks published in July from the Afghanistan War. That cache involved field reports from analysts who compiled information from informants and others on incidents and intelligence.

Overton said that his group is working on the new cache of documents with major television networks and print-media outlets in several countries, including the United States, to produce documentaries and stories based on them. The collaboration is similar to what was done in July when WikiLeaks worked with three news outlets — The New York Times, the Guardian and Der Spiegel — to simultaneously publish stories on the Afghan War logs.

Overton told Newsweek that the media organizations working on the new Iraq documents have taken into consideration the controversy that surrounded the publication of the Afghan War logs.

WikiLeaks, which published unredacted raw documents on its website at the same time the news outlets published their stories, was criticized by the Defense Department and others for potentially disclosing identifying information that could put the lives of informants and their families in danger. There has been no evidence to date, however, that anyone has suffered actual harm due to the documents.

“We are hugely aware that this is an issue, and we’re taking it very seriously,” Overton said, noting that his organization would not be publishing raw documents but would instead be mining them for information for stories.

The media organizations working with WikiLeaks will each be making financial contributions to the production costs, according to Overton. It’s not clear if this means the media organizations will contribute money to WikiLeaks or will simply be pooling money to produce joint media projects and stories related to the documents.

Overton said he would not be answering any more questions about the issue, when contacted by Threat Level for clarification.

Newsweek has quoted anonymous sources who say that some of the most-disturbing information in the documents relates to the abusive treatment of detainees by Iraqi security forces.

The Defense Department did not respond to a request for comment from Threat Level.


The 9/11 Commission’s failures….

I find it absolutely astounding that the 9/11 Commission failed to do more than a cursory examination of the files of the most important intelligence agency in the country, the NSA.  But then I find most of what government does, or doesn’t do, absolutely astounding…and mortifying and appalling.  Search the web for The Daily Beast as I can’t seem to get the hyperlink to work.  You, too, will be shocked.