Saturday, January 09, 2010

Republican Lying Liars

With apologies to Al Franken whose book, “Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them” is in part, inspiration for today’s post, I want to address some of the lies, and talk about the lying liars who apparently are getting a free pass by the media to spread their prevarications.

Like Lying Liar Rudy Giuliani, who in an interview by George Stephanopoulos told the huge whopper “We had no domestic attacks under Bush. We've had one under Obama.”

Former Bush press secretary Dana Perino likewise spread this propaganda on False News:

“I don’t know all of their thinking that goes into it but we did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term, I hope they aren’t looking at his politically, I do think we owe it to the American people to call it what it is.

Or Republican spinner Mary Matalin, who on December 27th laid this egg on CNN, again without getting called on the carpet about it:
“I was there, we inherited the recession from resident Clinton and we inherited the most tragic attack on our own soil in our nation’s history . . .”
Lies and more lies.

But the media doesn’t do their job. This is one of Al Franken’s points. The myth of the “liberal media” is just that – a myth.

So I decided I needed to “edumacate” myself on how many terrorist attacks occurred on American soil during the Bush Regime, from September 11 2001 to January 20th 2009.

Here is what I could come up with:

September 11th, 2001: 19 Saudi citizens board 4 jets that morning and two of them plow into the World Trade Center in New York City, one of them hits the Pentagon, and one of them, probably targeting the Capitol Building, augers into a field in Pennsylvania. President Bush, in office for 7 months and 22 days is informed of this fact while he is reading “The Pet Goat” to a class of schoolchildren at Emma E. Booker Elementary School in Florida.

Reading the book while holding it upside down.

2,997 lives were lost that day.

September 18 (and onward) Anthrax powder is mailed to media offices and two Democratic senators.

22 people were infected with the disease. 5 died.

Both Bush and Cheney speculated that the attacks originated from al-Qaeda despite mounting proof that the spores were actually from a strain developed at the government biological defense lab at Fort Detrick.

It is still not known who perpetrated the crimes, or why.

December 22nd 2001: Richard Reid attempts to blow up American Airlines Flight 63 out of Paris, flying to Miami with a synthetic explosive, PETN, hidden in his shoe. His attempt is foiled by the airplane’s crew and fellow passengers.

May, 2002. 21-year old Luke Helder placed 18 pipe bombs in the mailboxes scattered across the United States to protest government control over the lives of American citizens as well as the illegality of marijuana.

No one was killed but several were injured from the bomb blasts.

July 4, 2002: Hashem Mohammed Hadayat attacked the El-Al ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport killing two and wounding 7 before he was captured. Hadayat had ties with al-Qaeda 2nd in command Ayman al Zawahiri and is categorized as a “super sophisticated sleeper” terrorist in the service of al-Qaeda.

September 5th, 2002: Paul LaRuffa, 55, is the first of John Allan Muhammad’s 14 victims to die in Washington DC area sniper attacks over a 23 day period. In at least one of his trials, Muhammad was found guilty due to “the direction or order” of terrorism.

October 1, 2005: Joel Henry Hinrichs detonated a bomb of his own construction just outside a crowded football stadium on the University of Oklahoma campus, killing himself. No one is sure whether he intended to detonate the bomb in the stadium, but it is suspected that the bomb was set off prematurely as Hinrichs was seen “rummaging through his knapsack” just prior to the explosion.

March 3rd, 2006: Mohammed Reza Taheri-Azar drove an SUV through a crowd of people on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, allegedly to avenge the deaths of “Muslims worldwide.” No one was killed, nine were injured.

July 28, 2006: 1 person was killed and 5 people were injured as Naveed Haq, a gun wielding terrorist shouted, “I'm a Muslim American; I'm angry at Israel” and opened up on a crowd of people at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.

So the next time you hear one of these lying liars spreading their vile lies in the media, make sure the media hears about it. George Stephanopoulos was sorely rebuked in the media, courtesy of And Stephanopoulos is melancholy as a result.
“All of you who have pointed out that I should have pressed him on that misstatement in the moment are right. My mistake, my responsibility.”

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