Wednesday edition - June 3, 2009



Is Bill O'Reilly responsible for the murder of an abortion doctor? - ‎6-3-09
Salon reported 29 counts of O'Reilly fomenting hate against Dr. George Tiller, who was shot to death in church last week by a "pro-lifer." The irony of that statement can be lost on no one.
Owens played a clip of O'Reilly claiming that Tiller would "kill a baby for anyone for $5,000," which was not the case of a doctor who delivered babies and saved the lives of mothers in threatening situations in acts protected by law.

Tillman's mother says general lied again about his death

CNN - 6-3-09

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The latest explanation for why Pat Tillman's Silver Star citation failed to mention that friendly fire killed the former NFL star in Afghanistan is another lie by the U.S. military, Tillman's mother said Tuesday.

Gingrich Explain-ogizes For "Racist" Comment
Atlantic Online - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich concedes that his tweet calling Judge Sonia Sotomayor a "racist" was "perhaps too strong." In an e-mail to supporters


I wonder if the Tiller family can sue O'Reilly?



"Please, I'll correct this for everybody. The correct pronunciation is Sota-Mayor. Unless you're a Republican, and then I believe it's pronounced 'Sodomizer.'" --Jon Stewart



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Yesterday's Question:



Hi Lisa:

What did the Democrats do when the Repubs did their dastardly deeds?
They sat on their big fat highly paid butts and let them.




Clinton and the bankers.

Repealed 1933 Glass-Steagall when "B.J." signed 1999 Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.
This opened the floodgates for our present crisis.



What have the Democrats done that is the equal of Republican evil? They let it happen.



What have the Democrats done

nothing good (at least very little)
nothing bad (other than the usual being bought by corporations)

So on the balance a little good, and little bad equals why even be there?

Dennis in Colorado


Let them get away with it.....



The Democrats have let the Republicans get away with all those
infractions without holding anyone accountable. I find that as
disturbing as the republican misdeeds (crimes). The Germans are still
seeking and bringing WW11 Nazi war criminals (i.e. John Demjanjuk) to
trial whose crimes were committed over 60 years ago, yet the Dems have a
hard time looking back a couple years. America executed Japanese
convicted of waterboarding U.S. POW's during WW11 and now we can't even
agree that that is torture. It is a pretty dark day for America taking
the high road. As a veteran and a proud American, this troubles me.




Well, the dems may have given us Alito and Roberts, and I think probably uncle Clarence. They didn’t oppose those appointments too stridently. While I sure don’t think we can beat the repukes based on your list, they haven’t egg-sackly been too strong in the cojones dept. the dems did give us harry reid. Can we trade him for a player to be named later?

Thanks for all you do lisa!




I come from a long line of conservative Baptist Republicans, I'm the only liberal in my entire extended family, and I know the answer they will all give. "The Democrats are the party of baby killers."

It's time to rebrand the conservatives who are just fine with domestic terrorism, if it's gods will, kinda like al-qaeda. Here's a few mashup suggestions. the al-cons, al-servatives, or con-queda.

Have a good day.





Not fought or barely fought most of the atrocities you listed.

Carolyn Kay




They let the Republicans get away with it, sadly.





Hello Lisa,

The only thing we have done to equal that long list of Republican failures is no to prosecute Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Rice for war crimes.

Regards Richard






Hi Lisa,
You asked what have the Democrats been doing since Nixon.

I think it's called genuflecting.





Hello Lisa,

That is quite a list of accomplishments by the Republican party. We tax and spend Democrats were to busy working on solutions to some of the nation’s problems.

1 – We got the Dow Jones Industrial Average from 3,300 to 10,600

2 – We had the largest one year debt reduction in the history of the United States. In the year 2000 we had a 200 billion surplus.

3 – Employment dropped to 4% in the year 2000.

4 – The median household income rose from $40,422.00 to $46,129.00 under President Clinton.

Quite a comparison to the incompetent Republican party.

Regards Richard



I was surprised at the number of people who responded and what they said.


The point of my question was to compare the two parties and what they have done since 1974.

Watergate resulted in several convictions of Nixon's henchmen.

Iran-Contra resulted in eleven people convicted, but two convictions were overturned on appeal.

Once the Republicans took control of Congress in 1994, the Democrats essentially became powerless until 2006. Then the first female speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, told us that "impeachment was off the table." The Republican cheers were heard around the world!


The Democrats of the Watergate and Iran-Contra era are down to a handful. The rest of the Democrats slowly rolled over to the Republican side.


I want to thank everyone who wrote. You opened my eyes quite a bit wider and I thank you for that.






"General Motors filed for bankruptcy. Said they owe $175 billion, filed for bankruptcy. You know what that means, ladies and gentlemen? You know what it means, GM filing for bankruptcy? I'll tell you what it means. It means another enormous bonus for their CEO That's what it means." --David Letterman


Disturbing News


"So Sotomayor is clearly a Latina woman. What affect will that have on her opposition? [on screen: South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham asking, 'My question is, does she really understand what America is about?']. Excellent question for the American-born judge." --Jon Stewart





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Subject: Silence is as deadly as approval



Murdering abortion doctors got its start here in Pensacola. The recent murder of Dr. Tiller who preformed late term abortions brought back awful memories to me here in Pensacola. Dr David Gunn was the first abortion doctor in the US to be murdered and that happened in March, 1993. My wife knew him through her job as a nurse and was devastated by his death, she still is. His unrepentant murderer, Michael F. Griffin, was sentenced to life in prison.


As you know, a young, inexperienced Joe Scarborough was running for US Congress at that time. Joe Scarborough offered his skills as a beauty pageant lawyer to defend Griffin. The judge said no due to Scarborough's lack of criminal experience. What a beneficial political move by Joe. His district was a hotbed of anti-abortionists and he knew it.. Joe never called for the protection of the local clinic, he just cozied up to the hero of the anti-abortionists. So guess what, on July 29, 1994, another antiabortionist, Paul Hill, approached the abortion clinic. When he spotted physician John Britton and his clinic escort, James Barrett, he shot them both at close range with a shotgun. In addition to the two murders, Hill seriously wounded Barrett's wife, Joan. He was arrested moments later. Both murderers were close to the local antiabortion leader John Burt, later found guilty of pedophilia.

Scarborough's silence on protecting those seeking and performing abortions, to me and many others here in Pensacola, was a stamp of approval on the first murder and possibly led to the second murder.


When Dr Tiller was recently gunned down, I noticed that Joe never mentioned the fact on his TV show, that he attempted to defend the murderer of the FIRST abortion doctor slain in the US. I watch his MSNBC show every morning and go out of my way NOT to buy any of the products advertised during his time slot. Its my simple but satisfying way of making a statement. And now that Starbucks has partnered with Morning Joe, I was more than happy to give Starbucks up too. McDonald's here I come!


Joe's brother lost the Republican primary for his Congressional seat. That's how much Joe is disliked around here since he quit a few months after he was reelected.. At least Pensacola was smart in that instance!


You are one of the few people who have reported on Scarborough. As you know, this is a news starved area. One tiny, ineffective newspaper and a small TV station. And I will always be grateful to you and your website for letting the world know just WHO Joe Scarborough is. He is an opportunist. Nothing more, nothing less. As you have said many times.


Thank Gawd for the Internet so none of this will be forgotten.


Luther - Pensacola, FL


PS Has Scarborough sent you anymore cease and desist letters about the dead aide found in his office?



Golly gee, no. Joe only sent me one cease and desist letter! I answered it and never heard back from him again. Hmmm, wonder why?


Wow, Luther, you brought back bad memories for me too. After the first abortion doctor was murdered my reporter husband interviewed that creep John Burt. Burt ran a "home for unwed mothers" in the Redneck Riviera , years later he was convicted of diddling one of those teen girls. That "home" was a fenced compound, with a  Don't Tread On Me flag flapping in the wind. My husband was surprised that he had a license to operate that facility.


Burt was close with the two murderers and many believed he influenced and possibly instructed both murderers. Nice anti abortion people over there on Joe's beloved Redneck Riviera, eh? Well, they made him a Congressman after all.


The Redneck Riviera is called that for a reason. Its code for RACIST. I have never lived anywhere that was as racist as NW Florida and I live in Alabama now!


Why MSNBC has kept Joe on TV is beyond me...all his shows have had low ratings. I guess they just want a 6'4" beady eyed conservative on their network?


Seriously, Joe likes to brush things under his Redneck Rug like the dead aide found in his office and defending the murderer of the first abortion doctor in the US.


The Redneck Rivera deserves Joe. America doesn't or do they?


Thank you for writing and thank you for your kind words about AHNC.


How Some People Handle Their Notoriety


“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough all but came out and accused Financial Times managing editor Chrystia Freeland of being in the tank for the Obama administration.





"Now, folks, I've said it before, I am a member of a persecuted minority: white males. Last week, my people were marginalized even more when President Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court! There wasn't a single white male on his short list! That sends a terrible message to all the little white boys out there who dream of one day having their judicial reputation destroyed by the media." –Stephen Colbert

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"Plus, if we conservatives try to stand up to this reverse racism, we're going to lose crucial Latino votes, just as GOP leaders were beginning their outreach to Hispanics! Many have even asked their gardener what his name is!" –Stephen Colbert


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"It was so sunny today, that GM executives came out of bankruptcy court squinting." --David Letterman




Bush-Prison-Torture News


"She's, of course, being attacked by the right wing. A lot of the commentators saying she was wrong to say ... that a wise Latina woman ... with her experiences could be more often counted on to reach a better conclusion on issues than a white male without those experiences. Which prompted white males like Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh to go out and prove her point." --Bill Maher


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Is There A Doctor In The House?


My friend needs help.


She has about 10 lumps on the right side of her neck extending from below her ear to her collarbone. They are soft and free floating and are growing. The lumps are small starting below her ear and increase in size to her collarbone where the largest one is about the size of a golf ball. They do not cause her pain. She has lost weight recently to the tune of about 15 lbs, she now weighs about 118 lbs. She blames the weight loss on the stress from her alcoholic husband, not her neck. I don’t buy it.


She has been without health insurance since her husband quit his well paying job a few years ago. She does work out of her home to pay the family bills and cannot obtain health insurance because she was told those undiagnosed lumps are a pre-existing condition. She does not qualify for Medicaid because she owns her home and has a small savings account.

She went to her primary care physician many months ago and was told she would need a battery of blood tests, mri, cat-scan, xrays, etc. Well over $10,000. She does not have $10,000. She said even if she did have $10,000 for the diagnosis, how would she pay for the treatment.

Does anyone have any ideas on what she can do?


I'm so ashamed that we live in a country that does not provide affordable health care for its citizens.


Thank you, Lisa

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