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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-23-09 10:34 PM
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Rachel Maddow Exposes Dick & Liz Cheney's Funding Source (KeepAmericaSafe)
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MSNBC The Rachel Maddow Show - 23 October 2009: Michael Isikoff interview.

Effort to attack Obama on the surface being led by Dick and Liz Cheney, including Liz's absurd attack ad (Obama goes on vacation too much! Really??) is being funded by a major Republican donor: Mel Sembler, a Florida real estate developer, former finance chair of Republican National Committee, and current chair of the Scooter Libby defense fund.

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SharksBreath Donating Member (381 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-23-09 10:43 PM
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1. Want to know how to shut both Cheney's up.
Indict Dick as a war criminal.


I'm pretty sure he will try to hold his breath forever.


Problem solved.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-23-09 10:54 PM
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2. Welcome to D.U., SharksBreath, and you are correct:
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-24-09 12:24 AM
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3. How Cheney stingy can they get.With the millions he's gotten from Haliburton etc they look to use ot
other money. Just pathetic
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-24-09 01:04 AM
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4. The video is stuck in the 301 - 317 BLACK HOLE of YouTube
It could be there for days. Funny That.
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-24-09 05:32 AM
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10. Still stuck there 4 1/2 hours later. Views on DU at 666 as of writing
Edited on Sat Oct-24-09 05:34 AM by Turborama
Views on embedded players don't get added, for some strange reason, but in 4 1/2 hours there must have been at least one more viewer on YouTube.


:kick: & R



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MNBrewer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-24-09 01:25 AM
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5. Ugh. Disgusting.
The Cheney's should be in front of a legally constituted firing squad. All of them.

Legally. By Due Process.

If there were any Justice in the Universe.
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Farzan Donating Member (87 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-24-09 04:10 AM
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9. Obama vacations too much!
I swear Republicans bring us these ironic things just to flabbergast you. Forcing you throw your hands up in disgust and just leave.
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-24-09 01:26 AM
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6. This is a kind of superb journalism that is virtually unknown to TV viewers
(not to mention newspaper readers).

Awesome.
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starroute Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-24-09 01:32 AM
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7. Mel Sembler is associated with all things creepy
This DU thread from 2005 is a good place to start:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=104x5411171

A Bush crony's saga of teenage torture
by johngorenfeld
Tue Nov 08, 2005 at 07:59:50 AM PDT

Hi, I thought I'd post some extra information here that didn't make it into my AlterNet story on STRAIGHT, Inc. and Melvin Sembler, the Bush family friend who stepped down as U.S. Ambassasdor to Italy this year. A recurring Bush family crony, and RNC Finance Chairman from 1997-2000, his influential teen treatment business was shuttered by authorities for cruelty, in 1993 -- this despite having been named among the "thousand points of light," during its 16 years, by the first Bush.

For years, the Bushes have embraced a man whose private business subjected young Americans -- perhaps thousands -- to some of what we've seen in detainee prison scandals. After the ACLU accused his for-profit punishment centers of something "very close to really performing psychic murder," Sembler grinned and said, "It just shows we must have been doing something right."

Gorenfeld's AlterNet piece is available at http://www.neilrogers.com/news/articles/2006022616.html

And Cannonfire was raising more conspiracy theory type questions about Sembler at the same time -- though I cannot vouch for their validity.
http://cannonfire.blogspot.com/2005/11/straight-to-hell-by-way-of-italy-plus.html

November 14, 2005

There are indications that Sembler is connected to the shadowy, endlessly-intertwining group of "rogue" intelligence agents that Joseph Trento exposes in his book Prelude to Terror.

Sembler has long been on intimate terms with "Poppy" Bush, a key figure within this "old boy" gang long before he came to head the CIA. According to Joshua Marshall, Sembler also has a long-standing relationship with another notorious figure associated with the Agency (even if we cannot technically call him an operative): Michael Ledeen.

Sembler played a still-mysterious role in the 2002 interactions between Ledeen and the notorious Iran-contra figure Manucher Ghorbanifar. He played an even odder role in the tale of the alleged terrorist kidnapped in Milan by CIA personnel. Sembler denied that American intelligence personnel were involved in the kidnapping, even though both an Italian judge and former CIA analyst Michael Scheuer identified the operation was a joint CIA/SISMI venture. Sembler also may have helped to obfuscate the strange circumstances surrounding the "friendly fire" attack on Guiliana Sgrena in Iraq (which some believe was other than accidental).


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BlueMTexpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-24-09 02:21 AM
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8. Thanks for this round-up.
The scary thing is that no matter how bad we think these guys are, the reality is that they are even worse.
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