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Leynivopn Bandarķkjahers: Efnavopn sem gera menn gay...

Seinni heimsstyrjöldin hefši endaš öšru vķsi ef Enola Gay hefši veriš bśin The Gay BombUndanfarna daga hafa bandarķskir fjölmišlar veriš aš flytja fréttir af leynivopnaįętlun Bandarķkjahers, en samkvęmt žessum fréttum vinna eintómir apakettir og jólasveinar hjį vopnažróunardeild hersins. Fyrir žrettįn įrum sķšan (ekki fjörutķu og žremur - heldur žrettan: 1994!) var herinn aš leggja į rįšin um aš hanna "sprengju" sem myndi gera óvinahermenn samkynhneigša og kynóša, svo herdeildir myndu leysast upp ķ einhverskonar Gómorrķskt kaos...

A Berkeley watchdog organization that tracks military spending said it uncovered a strange U.S. military proposal to create a hormone bomb that could purportedly turn enemy soldiers into homosexuals and make them more interested in sex than fighting.

Pentagon officials on Friday confirmed to CBS 5 that military leaders had considered, and then subsquently rejected, building the so-called "Gay Bomb." ...

As part of a military effort to develop non-lethal weapons, the proposal suggested, "One distasteful but completely non-lethal example would be strong aphrodisiacs, especially if the chemical also caused homosexual behavior."

Žetta er ekki grķn: Herinn ętlaši aš hanna "a gay bomb", sem vęri "distasteful" en "completely non-lethal" vopn. Nś veit ég ekki alveg hvernig ég į aš bregšast viš žessum fréttum, og spurning hvernig Holsinger, sem Bush hefur tilnefnt sem landlękni bregšist viš žessu - žvķ ķ hans kokkabók er samkynhneigš ekki bara "distasteful" heldur lķka alveg stórhęttuleg.

Til undirbśningsrannsókna žurfti aš fį 7.5 milljónir dala: 

The documents show the Air Force lab asked for $7.5 million to develop such a chemical weapon.

Hvaš įtti aš rannsaka? Kannski var žetta elaborate cover til aš fį herinn til aš fjįrmagna "rannsóknir" vķsindamananna eša hįttsettra herforingja ķ nęturklśbbum San Fransisco? Žetta er aušvitaš mjög einfalt mįl, og augljóst hvernig žetta undravopn įtti aš virka:

"The Ohio Air Force lab proposed that a bomb be developed that contained a chemical that would cause enemy soliders to become gay, and to have their units break down because all their soldiers became irresistably attractive to one another," Hammond said after reviwing the documents. The Pentagon told CBS 5 that the proposal was made by the Air Force in 1994. ...

"Hommunarsprengjan" er augljóslega mjög einfalt vopn. Og mesta furša aš snillingum viš vopnarannsóknardeildir hersins hafi ekki dottiš žetta ķ hug fyrr en 1994. Kannski voru vķsindamennirnir sem höfšu veriš aš rannsaka Lifnipillur re-assigned til aš finna upp ašra vitleysu? Herinn žvertekur žó fyrir aš veriš sé aš hanna önnur "hommunar" vopn:

Military officials insisted Friday to CBS 5 that they are not currently working on any such idea and that the past plan was abandoned.

Eftir aš hafa lesiš žessa frétt žarf mašur aš staldra viš ķ smį stund, og hugsa meš sér: Žaš voru fulloršnir menn, ķ fastri vinnu, sennilega meš hįskólagrįšur og örugglega į hįum launum hjį skattgreišendum, sem fundu upp į žessu. Ég myndi gefa mikiš fyrir aš fį aš sitja inni į žessum fundum!

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Meira af veruleikafirringu Dr. Holsinger, sem Bush hefur tilnefnt sem landlękni Bandarķkjanna

Holsinger lķtur śt eins og jólasveinn, sem er viš hęfiUm daginn skrifaši ég fęrslu um James Holsinger, sem George Bush hefur tilnefnt sem nęsta landlękni Bandarķkjanna. Holsinger er vķst lęknir og hefur m.a. stżrt heilbrigšiskerfi Kentucky og kennt lęknisfręši ķ lęknaskólum. Svo er hann lķka meš afalegt grįtt skegg og greindarlegt augnatillit. Akkśrat eins og bandarķskir landlęknar eiga aš lķta śt. En Holsinger er ekki bara lęknir, žvķ hann hefur lķka brennandi įhuga į samkynhneigš.

Holsinger rekur lķka kirkju sem bošar fagnašarerindi afhommunar og hefur beitt sér fyrir žvķ aš kynvillingum sé ekki hleypt ķ Mežodistakirkjuna. Og žaš er svosem ekkert um žaš aš segja annaš en aš viš getum varla veriš aš amast viš žvķ aš menn séu aš boša hómófóbķskt žvašur ķ sķnum prķvatkirkjum. Vandamįliš er hins vegar aš sem landlęknir mun Holsinger vera ķ ašstöšu til aš žröngva forneskjulegum hugmyndum sķnum upp į alla žjóšina.

Žetta er enn mikilvęgara ķ ljósi žess aš Holsinger viršist hafa mjög sérkennilegar hugmyndir um mannslķkamann og kynlķf. Fyrir einum og hįlfum įratug sķšan skrifaši Holsinger nefnilega einhverskonar rannsókn um samkynhneigš fyrir Mežodistakirkjuna. Rök Holsinger eru hreinasta snilld... Skv. ABC news:

Holsinger’s paper argued that male and female genitalia are complementary — so much so “that it has entered our vocabulary in the form of naming pipe fittings either the male fitting or the female fitting depending upon which one interlocks within the other.” Body parts used for gay sex are not complementary, he wrote. “When the complementarity [sic] of the sexes is breached, injuries and diseases may occur.”

Holsinger wrote that “[a]natomically the vagina is designed to receive the penis” while the anus and rectum — which “contain no natural lubricating function” — are not. “The rectum is incapable of mechanical protection against abrasion and severe damage … can result if objects that are large, sharp or pointed are inserted into the rectum,” Holsinger wrote.

Nś jęja. Žetta skrifar virtur lęknir ķ skżrslu og finnst hann aldeilis hafa sannaš mįl sitt. Nišurstaša hans er aš "anal eroticism," leiši til slysa og jafnvel dauša. Sérstaklega ef "stórir og beittir" hlutir eru meš ķ spilunum? Svo heldur hann įfram, og reynir fyrir sér ķ skatólógķu sem er fyrir nešan viršingu flestra sem hafa śtskrifast meš barnaskólapróf:

The surgeon general nominee wrote that "even primitive cultures understand the nature of waste elimination, sexual intercourse and the birth of children. Indeed our own children appear to 'intuitively' understand these facts."

Whada? Rökin eru semsagt: 1) Kynfęri karlmanna passa ekki saman, og 2) Afturendinn er til žess aš losa śrgang en ekki til "erótķskra athafna"? Ég į erfitt meš aš skilja hvernig menntašur fulloršinn mašur getur lįtiš sér detta ķ hug aš žetta séu einhverskonar "rök". En Holsinger og talsmenn heilbrigšisrįšuneytisins eru hreint ekki sömu skošunar. Holly Babin, talsmašur rįšuneytisins heldur žvķ fram aš žessi merkilega skżrsla Holsinger sé merkileg vķsindaleg grein:

"That paper was a survey of scientific peer-reviewed studies that he was asked to compile by the United Methodist Church, it's not that he was saying 'this is what I believe,'" Babin said. "It's a reflection of the available scientific data from the 1980s."

Ég held aš žaš sé nęr aš segja aš žessar skošanir samręmist nķunda įratug nķtjįndu aldar en nķunda įratug žeirrar tuttugustu. Alvöru lęknar sem hafa litiš į "skżrslu" Holsinger hafa enda varla įtt orš til aš lżsa undrun sinni.

Professor Eli Coleman, Director of the Program in Human Sexuality at the University of Minnesota Medical School said that the paper seems to have a pre-1970s view of human sexuality. "I an't imagine that any scientific journal would be able to publish this material because of its very narrow views of homosexuality," he said.

In fact, if one of his students handed the paper in, Coleman would give it a failing grade, he said. ... "It's a totally faulty paper. The man doesn't know anything about human sexuality," said June M. Reinisch, Ph.D., director emeritus of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender & Reproduction. "There's clearly a political agenda in this paper. This is not a scientific paper."

Paragraph by paragraph, Reinisch said Holsinger presents faulty arguments. Many homosexuals do not engage in the sexual act he criticizes; 40 percent of heterosexuals do"... Reinisch, who was director of the Kinsey Institute when Holsinger wrote this paper, said that if Holsinger "is going to come up with this position in 2007 I think I can clearly say that he is not qualified to be surgeon general."

Vandamįliš er aš ef menn geta kallaš sig "dr" geta žeir ljįš greinum eins og žessari "vķsindalegt" yfirbragš, og žaš er alltaf nóg af einfeldningum sem nęgir ekki aš dylja fordóma sķna ķ trśarrugli, heldur žurfa lķka aš fela žį į bak viš "vķsindi".

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Update: Žaš lķtur fyrir aš Holsinger sé eina fréttin ķ blogospherinu hér ķ Amerķku, žvķ ég get ekki betur séš en allir liberal bloggarar séu bśnir aš skrifa um hann ķ dag. Sem er svosem ekkert skrżtiš žvķ undanfarnir dagar eru bśnir aš vera frekar lķtiš spennandi. FBI er ennžį aš rannsaka Ted "Bridge to nowhere" Stevens, frambjóšendur repśblķkana įttust viš ķ kappręšum og kepptust um aš lżsa frati ķ Bush, jś, og svo mallar saksóknarahreinsunarskandallin (sem héšan ķ frį heitir "Gonzalesgate") įfram. Ekkert af žessu neitt sérstaklega krassandi. Į stundum eins og žessari vantar okkur einhvern eins og Rick Santorum, einhvern sem viš getum treyst į aš gefi śt jólasveinalegar yfirlżsingar minnst vikulega!


Bush tilnefnir landlękni sem trśir į afhommun

Dr James HolsingerBush hefur tilkynnt um tilnefningu sķna į nęsta landlękni Bandarķkjanna - og fyrir valinu varš mašur aš nafni Joseph Holsinger. Samvęmt tilkynningu Hvķta Hśssins er Holsinger 

an accomplished physician who has led one of our Nation's largest healthcare systems, the State of Kentucky's healthcare system, and the University of Kentucky's medical center.

Hlutverk landlęknisins er fyrst og fremst aš leiša umręšu um heilbrigšismįl, sérstaklega forvarnir, og vera nokkurskonar opinber fulltrśi lęknastéttarinnar.

As America's chief health educator, he will be charged with providing the best scientific information available on how Americans can make smart choices that improve their health and reduce their risk of illness and injury.

Žetta er allt gott og blessaš - nema aš žessi Holsinger hefur veriš haršlega gagnrżndur fyrir aš hafa beitt sér opinberlega gegn samkynhneigšu fólki, og fyrir aš reka kirkju (mašurinn er nefnilega ekki bara lęknir, heldur lķka biblķu-entrepreneur) sem bošar afhommun. (Skv. Kentucky Lexington Herald-Leader):

[Holsinger] founded Hope Springs Community Church in a warehouse at 1109 Versailles Road. Calhoun called it a socially diverse congregation with a "very vital recovery ministry." It serves the homeless and those with addictions to drugs, alcohol and sex; and it has a Spanish-language Hispanic congregation with its own pastor.  [...]

Hope Springs also ministers to people who no longer wish to be gay or lesbian, Calhoun said.

"We see that as an issue not of orientation but of lifestyle," he said. "We have people who seek to walk out of that lifestyle."

Nś er žaš aušvitaš einkamįl hvers og eins hverju hann trśir - og ef menn vilja trśa žvķ aš guš hafi bannaš samkynhneigš er žaš žeirra einkamįl. Žetta sama fólk mį svo iška sinn frjįlsa vilja og fara eftir žessari trś sinni. Žaš hefur hins vegar aldrei veriš sżnt fram į (vķsindalega) 1) aš samkynhneigš sé skašleg, žeim sem stunda hana eša žeim sem ungangast žį, og 2) aš žaš sé hęgt aš "lękna" hana. Aušvitaš eru til lęknar, eins og annaš fólk, sem er haldiš hómófóbķu eša telur aš guš hafi bannaš samkynhneigš, og Holsinger viršist falla ķ žennan flokk.

Žaš er žvķ ešlilegt aš liberal bloggarar og barįttufólk fyrir réttindum samkynhneigšra sé fullt efasemda um įgęti žessarar tilnefningar.

"Dr. James Holsinger has demonstrated in the past that he harbors religious-based prejudice towards homosexuals," said Jamie McDaniel, coordinator of Soulforce Lexington, the local chapter of a national organization that opposes the use of religion to oppress lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. "As a gay American, I am deeply concerned over any surgeon general nominee not being healed of such personal prejudice."

"We can only hope that ... Dr. Holsinger would rely on scientific data and not church doctrine," Joel Ginsberg, executive director of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, said in a statement. "The Senate should take a hard look to make sure he isn't another in a long line of ideologically driven Bush administration nominees."

Žaš er reyndar merkilegt aš Bush skuli reyna aš tilnefna Holsinger, ķ ljósi žess hversu umdeildur hann getur oršiš, žvķ Holsinger žarf samžykki öldungadeildarinnar til aš hljóta tilnefningu, og įšur en hann fer fyrir öldungadeildina mun hann žurfa aš męta fyrir heilbrigšismįlanefndina:

A date has not been announced for confirmation hearings for Holsinger's appointment. He will go before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, chaired by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass. Three Democrats on the committee are presidential candidates: Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois and Sen. Christopher Dodd of Connecticut, a graduate of the University of Louisville law school. The GOP members include Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah. Kentucky's senators, Republicans Mitch McConnell and Jim Bunning, are not on the committee.

Holsinger žarf žvķ aš svara spurningum Hillary Clinton OG Barack Obama - sem eru bęši aš sękjast eftir tilnefningu demokrataflokksins. (Og Chris Dodd, en hann telst varla meš). Žaš er śtilokaš aš Clinton eša Obama geti hleypt Holsinger ķ gegn, ž.e. eftir aš grasrótarsamtök Demokrata hafa móbķlķseraš sitt fólk - og ef annaš hvort Obama eša Clinton standa sig ekki ķ aš grilla Holsinger er fyriséš aš "the net-roots" verši trķtķlótt. Og žaš er jafn ólķklegt aš Holsinger geti fengiš samžykki allrar öldungadeildarinnar.

Eina skżringin į žvķ aš Bush sé aš tilnefna Holsinger er žvķ aš hann vilji hleypa upp hasar ķ kringum hommaógnina sem er eitt helsta įhugamįl "the base", ž.e. "socially conservative" repśblķkana. Og ekki veitir af, ef marka mį fréttir af gremju ķhaldssamra flokksmanna yfir stefnumįlum forsetans.

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Pyntingar bandarķkjahers og CIA ‘Outmoded, amateurish and unreliable’ skv. sérfręšingum

Pyntingar hafa veriš mikiš ķ umręšunni ķ Bandarķkjunum. Pyntingar og ķll mešferš į föngum viršist t.d. hafa oršiš eitt mikilvęgasta prinsippmįl repśblķkanaflokksins. Ķ kappręšum forsetaframbjóšenda flokksins fyrir tveimur vikum kepptust frambjóšendurnir nefnilega viš aš yfirbjóša hvorn annan žegar žeir voru spuršir hvaš žeir myndu vera tilbśnir aš ganga langt ķ aš kreista upplżsingar śt śr grunušum hryšjuverkamönnum. Mitt Romney baušst t.d. til aš tvöfalda tvöfalda Guantanamo. Eftirfarandi upptaka af kappręšunum segir sennilega allt sem segja žarf:

Hvaš žaš er sem veldur žessari pyntingaįst flokksins er mér eiginlega hulin rįšgįta, og segir lķklega meira um andlegt įstand "the base", ž.e. höršustu stušningsmanna flokksins, kjósenda sem rįša žvķ hverjir sigra prófkjör. Žetta pyntingarugl er eitt mikilvęgasta framlag Bush stjórnarinnar til pólķtķskrar umręšu ķ Bandarķkjunum, žvķ stjórnin hefur gengiš fram fyrir skjöldu ķ barįttunni fyrir žvķ aš pyntingar verši višurkenndar sem hluti af "ešlilegum" vinnubrögšum hersins og leynižjónustunnar - og Fox news og ašrir mešlimir blašurmaskķnunnar hafa svo gripiš fįnann į lofti og talaš fjįlglega um Jack Bauer, og sjónvarpsserķuna 24, sannfęršir um aš žaš sé ekki hęgt aš sigra "strķšiš gegn hryšjuverkum" nema Bandarķkjamenn leggist enn lęgra en Al-Qaeda.

Žaš sem gerir žetta pyntingamįl fįrįnlegra er aš sķšan fréttir af Abu Ghraib bįrust fyrst, og jafnvel enn fyrr, hafa yfirheyrslusérfręšingar varaš viš žvķ opinberlega aš pyntingar séu nįnast gangslausar! New York Times flutti svo ķ gęr frétt af nżrri skżrslu sem samin var fyrir stjórnina af öllum helstu sérfręšingum ķ yfirheyrslum:

As the Bush administration completes secret new rules governing interrogations, a group of experts advising the intelligence agencies are arguing that the harsh techniques used since the 2001 terrorist attacks are outmoded, amateurish and unreliable.

The psychologists and other specialists, commissioned by the Intelligence Science Board, make the case that more than five years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Bush administration has yet to create an elite corps of interrogators trained to glean secrets from terrorism suspects.

Frekar en aš žjįlfa menn ķ aš yfirheyra fanga, t.d. meš žvķ aš halda ķ og rįša menn sem kunna arabķsku, eša leita aš yfirheyrsluašferšum sem raunverulea virka, hefur stjórnin barist fyrir žvķ aš rżmka lagaheimildir fyrir pyntingum:

Robert F. Coulam, a research professor and attorney at Simmons College and a study participant, said that the government’s most vigorous work on interrogation to date has been in seeking legal justifications for harsh tactics. Even today, he said, “there’s nothing like the mobilization of effort and political energy that was put into relaxing the rules” governing interrogation.

Skżrsluhöfundar benda į aš ķ seinni heimsstyrjöldinni hafi Bandarķkjaher haft mun įręšanlegri yfirheyrsluašferšir, sem hafi ekki byggst į ofbeldi og villimennsku:

...some of the experts involved in the interrogation review, called “Educing Information,” say that during World War II, German and Japanese prisoners were effectively questioned without coercion.

“It far outclassed what we’ve done,” said Steven M. Kleinman, a former Air Force interrogator and trainer, who has studied the World War II program of interrogating Germans. The questioners at Fort Hunt, Va., “had graduate degrees in law and philosophy, spoke the language flawlessly,” and prepared for four to six hours for each hour of questioning, said Mr. Kleinman, who wrote two chapters for the December report.

Mr. Kleinman, who worked as an interrogator in Iraq in 2003, called the post-Sept. 11 efforts “amateurish” by comparison to the World War II program, with inexperienced interrogators who worked through interpreters and had little familiarity with the prisoners’ culture.

En svoleišis skipulag, undirbśning og fagmennska höfšar ekki til drulluhįleista sem halda aš ofbeldi og tuddaskapur séu til marks um karlmennsku, smįdrengja sem eru bśnir aš horfa of mikiš į sjónvarp og langar til aš sparka ķ annaš fólk.

President Bush has insisted that those secret “enhanced” techniques are crucial, and he is far from alone. The notion that turning up pressure and pain on a prisoner will produce valuable intelligence is a staple of popular culture from the television series “24” to the recent Republican presidential debate, where some candidates tried to outdo one another in vowing to get tough on captured terrorists.

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Update: ég fann lengra myndskeiš af žessari pyntingarumręšu - žaš er mun betra en fyrra myndskeišiš, žvķ žeir fara ekki almennilega į flug fyrr en svolķtiš er lišiš į svörin!

Bestu partarnir eru Romney, c.a. 3:20 markinu, žegar hann talar um aš žaš žurfi aš tvöfalda Guantano, žvķ Guantanamo sé frįbęrt vegna žess aš žar hafi hryšjuverkamennirnir ekki ašgang aš lögfręšingum...


Wolfowitz: If they f*ck with me or Shaha I will f*uck with them!

Wofowitz og kęrastan, RizaOršrétt į Wolfowitz aš hafa sagt: "If they fuck with me or Shaha, I have enough on them to fuck them too." Žetta eru aušvitaš fleyg orš og skįldleg... Skv. The Guardian

The remarks were published in a report detailing the controversy that erupted last month after the size of Ms Riza's pay rises was revealed. The report slates Mr Wolfowitz for his "questionable judgment and a preoccupation with self-interest", saying: "Mr Wolfowitz saw himself as the outsider to whom the established rules and standards did not apply." ...

The angry comments attributed to Mr Wolfowitz came from damning testimony by Xavier Coll, head of human resources at the bank, who provided investigators with his notes of a meeting with Mr Wolfowitz last year. The notes directly contradict Mr Wolfowitz's assertions that the details of Ms Riza's treatment were properly shared with senior bank officials.

According to Mr Coll's notes: "At the end of the conversation Mr Wolfowitz became increasingly agitated and said that he was 'tired of people ... attacking him' and 'you should get your friends to stop it'. Mr Wolfowitz said, 'If they fuck me or Shaha, I have enough on them to fuck them too'," naming several senior bank staff he felt were vulnerable.

Wolfowitz er aušvitaš ergilegur yfir žvķ aš einhverjir "stjórnarmenn" og "hluthafar" séu aš vasast ķ žvķ hvernig hann rekur žennan einkabanka sinn: Hann fékk bankann aš léni frį keisaranum sjįlfum, og allir undirsįtarnir og bjśrókratarnir sem žar sitja og fletta ķ pappķr eiga aš hafa sig hęga žegar alvöru stórmenni fara sķnu fram!

Stjórn bankans telur hins vegar aš Wolfowitz hafi meš framferši sķnu og stjórnunarstķl stórskašaš bankann:

According to the report, Mr Wolfowitz's actions "had a dramatic negative effect on the reputation and credibility" of the bank.

It concluded that "the damage done to the reputation of the World Bank group" should lead the bank's board to "consider whether Mr Wolfowitz will be able to provide the leadership needed to ensure that the bank continues to operate to the fullest extent possible".

Žaš hefur reyndar veriš stórskemmtilegt aš fylgjast meš saušslega sokkböšlinum undanfarna daga, sérstaklega vegna žess aš vörn Wolfowitz hefur veriš stórfuršuleg. Ef eitthvaš er aš marka frįsögn Washington Post af vörn Wolfowitz viršist sem hann haldi žvķ fram aš kęrastan sem styrinn stendur um, sé žvķlķkt skass og norn aš hvorki hann, né stjórn bankans, hafi žoraš aš dķla viš hana: Hann hafi neyšst til aš veita henni launahękkun žvķ annars...

"Its members did not want to deal with a very angry Ms. Riza, whose career was being damaged as a result of their decision," Wolfowitz said in his response to the investigating committee's report. "It would only be human nature for them to want to steer clear of her."

Semsagt: Kęrasta Wolfowitz er žvķlķkt kvendi aš žaš er ekki hęgt aš ętlast til žess aš venjulegir menn legšu ķ aš vera nįlęgt henni? Reyndar efast ég um aš žaš sé mikiš "action" hjį Wolfowitz žessa dagana, žvķ hann gengur svo langt aš kenna henni um allt djöfuls fjašrafokiš!

Wolfowitz effectively blamed Riza for his predicament as well, saying that her "intractable position" in demanding a salary increase as compensation for her career disruption forced him to grant one to pre-empt a lawsuit. He is scheduled to appear before the board this afternoon. The board is expected to begin deliberating on how to respond as soon as tonight. Board members are inclined to issue a resolution expressing a lack of confidence in Wolfowitz's leadership, senior bank officials said. ...

"Everyone acknowledges that Ms. Riza was extremely angry and upset about being required to take an external placement to resolve a problem that was not of her making," Wolfowitz wrote, portraying the raise as a "settlement of claims."

Žetta er einhver aumingjalegasta vörnin sem Wolfowitz hefši getaš fundiš upp! Viš eigum semsagt aš hafa samśš meš honum vegna žess aš Shaha er svo mikiš skass?

Hvķta Hśsiš viršist reyndar lķka eitthvaš vera aš missa trśna į aš žaš sé hęgt aš verja Wolfowitz. Fram til žessa hefur Bush stutt viš bakiš į honum, eins og öllum öšrum vanhęfum aulum sem hann hefur skipaš ķ hin ólķkustu embętti, en samkvęmt fréttum ABC er žessi stušningur eitthvaš aš dala:

A senior White House official tells ABC News that "all options are on the table" regarding Paul Wolfowitz's future and that "it is an open question" whether he should should remain as president of the World Bank.

"If you don't have board support and you don't have staff support, it is hard to get anything done," the official told ABC News.  ... the senior official told ABC News "it is an open question" whether Wolfowitz can remain an effective president of the World Bank.

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mbl.is Alžjóšabankinn hlżšir į mįl Wolfowitz
Tilkynna um óvišeigandi tengingu viš frétt

Dick Cheney į lista yfir višskiftavini ķ Washington DC nuddžjónustu skandalnum?

Cheney į góšri stunduĶ sķšustu viku flutti ABC ęsifréttir af žvķ aš žeir hefšu undir höndum lista yfir tugi, ef ekki hundrušir karlmanna sem hefšu veriš višskiftavinir "the DC madam", en eins og lesendur žessa bloggs kannast viš žurfti einn af ašstošarutanrķkisrįšherrum Bush, Randall Tobias, aš segja af sér eftir aš upp komst aš hann hafši fengiš "pķur" til aš koma og veita sér "nuddjónustu":

Tobias told ABC News he had several times called the "Pamela Martin and Associates" escort service "to have gals come over to the condo to give me a massage."  

Žįttastjórnendur į kapalsjónvarpsstöšvunum voru aš vonum kįtir, žvķ žaš er ekkert skemmtilegra en kynlķfsskandalar, og bloggarar voru ekki sķšur spenntir, žvķ ABC lét ķ vešri vaka aš žaš vęri fullt af allskonar hįttsettum skriffinnum og mešlimum rķkisstjórnarinnar į žessum lista.

En svo hvarf žessi frétt einhvernveginn, og žegar "expose" ABC var loks flutt į föstudag var žaš hreint ekkert sérstaklega merkilegt. Žeir sem höfšu veriš aš fylgjast meš fréttum fannst žetta mjög skrżtiš. Hvaš hafši gerst? Hvaš varš um alla žessa hįttsettu hórkarla? Liberal bloggarar voru aš vonum fślir, žvķ žaš fóru af staš allskonar furšulegar og stórfyndnar tengingar į milli Washington og hórerķislistans.

En mašur ętti aldrei aš segja aldrei, žvķ nś er farinn af staš einhver mögnuš samsęriskenning/getgįta um hver sé į listanum og af hverju ABC hafi allt ķ einu misst įhuga į aš flytja ęsifréttir af kynlķfi ķ Washington DC: Dick Cheney "vara"forseti Bandarķkjanna į aš hafa veriš mešal višskiftavina "nuddjónustunnar"!

Samkvęmt fréttum og sögusögnum į minnst einn fręgur "fyrrverandi forstjóri" aš vera į listanum, og nś telja sumir aš sį fyrrverandi forstjóri sé fyrrum forstjóri Haliburton - mašur aš nafni Richard Bruce Cheney, kallašur "Dick". Lżsingar į žessum fyrrverandi forstjóra, heimili hans osfv. žykja allar benda į Cheney. Cheney į svo aš hafa hótaš ABC öllu ķllu ef žeir hęttu ekki viš aš flytja fréttir af višskiftavinum nuddžjónustunnar. Skv Wayne Madsen (žaš žarf aš fletta nišur į blašsķšunni, žessi fęrsla er undir 8. maķ:

WMR has confirmed with extremely knowledgeable CIA and Pentagon sources that the former CEO who is on Deborah Jeane Palfrey's list is Vice President Dick Cheney.Cheney was CEO of Halliburton during the time of his liaisons with the Pamela Martin & Associates escort firm. Palfrey's phone invoices extend back to 1996 and include calls to and from Cheney.Ironically, in 2000 Cheney was appointed by Bush to head his Vice President selection committee, a task that enabled Cheney to gather detailed personal files on a number of potential candidates, including Bill Frist, George Pataki, John Danforth, Fred Thompson, Chuck Hagel, John Kasich, Chris Cox, Frank Keating, Tom Ridge, Colin Powell, and Jim Gilmore, before he selected himself as the vice presidential candidate.

The White House saw to it that ABC/Disney killed the DC Madam's storybefore yet another scandal swamped the Bush administration.

Žetta er aušvitaš stórskemmtilegur oršrómur! Wonkette, sem sérhęfir sig ķ stjórnmįlaslśšri Washington finnst žó lķtiš til alls žessa koma:

Do you know why we’re underwhelmed by this rumor? Because even if it’s a fact, which it probably is, there’s no way it would have any impact on Cheney’s “career.” This is a draft-dodging half-human war criminal with a pregnant lesbian daughter who tells senators to fuck themselves and shoots his own friends in the face. Ordering an outcall hooker is positively innocent compared to the well-known things Cheney does every day.

Smį hórerķ vęri sennilega ómerkilegasti glępur eša yfirsjón Dick Cheney.

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Einn af skirlķfistalsmönnum stjórnarinnar segir af sér - eftir aš upp kemst aš hann var fastakśnni "nuddžjónustu"

Randall TobiasRandall L. Tobias var yfirmašur allrar žróunarašstošar Bandarķkjanna, og sérlegur sendiherra ķ alnęmismįlum, ž.e. žar til aš hann sagši af sér ķ dag. Įstęšan ku vera, samkvęmt Reuters og ABC fréttastofunni, aš hann hafi veriš fastakśnni į hóruhśsi ķ Washington:

Randall L. Tobias submitted his resignation Friday, one day after confirming to ABC News that he had been a customer of a Washington, D.C. escort service whose owner has been charged by federal prosecutors with running a prostitution operation.

Tobias, eins og sjónvarpspredķkarinn Ted Haggard, sem einnig notfęrši sér svipaša žjónustu (reyndar mannaša karlmönnum), heldur žvķ reyndar fram aš žetta hafi allt veriš afskaplega saklaust. Enda er mašurinn giftur! Semsagt, hann var alltaf svo stiršur eftir aš hafa veriš aš berjast viš fįtękt og alnęmi allan daginn, aš hann žurfti aš fį "nudd":

On Thursday, Tobias told ABC News he had several times called the "Pamela Martin and Associates" escort service "to have gals come over to the condo to give me a massage."   Tobias, who is married, said there had been "no sex," and that recently he had been using another service "with Central Americans" to provide massages

Sko! Og žó viš viljum ekki trśa fyrri hluta žessarar lygasögu hljótum viš aš vera sammįla aš hann hafi einhvernveginn gerst sekur um smįvęgilegri glępi žegar hann fór aš fį "nudd" frį miš-amerķskum konum?

Afsögn Tobias er aušvitaš ekki neitt reišarslag fyrir rķkisstjórnina, og ég er satt best aš segja ekki viss um aš hśn komist į forsķšur blašanna - žaš fer žó eftir žvi hversu mikiš veršur af öšrum fréttum. En žetta mįl inniheldur samt öll mikilvęgustu einkenni almennilegs kynlķfsskandals. Tobias var nefnilega, sem AIDS-Ambassador Bush, ötull talsmašur skirlķfis, og beitti sér mešal annars gegn žvķ aš notkun smokka vęri lišur ķ barįttunni gegn alnęmi. Įšur en hann fór ķ einhverskonar skirlķfistśr um Afrķku įriš 2004 sagši hann:

The message to young people in the schools is not either ‘Be abstinent or here are condoms, take your pick.’ It is a message of ‘Be abstinent.’ Delaying sexual activity is a means of eliminating the risk of infection.

Žaš er eitthvaš alveg sérlega ógešfellt viš hręsni į borš viš žessa.

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Samtök bandarķskra ķhaldsmanna vilja Gonzales burt

Gonzales brosir į sinn alkunna og greindarlega mįta...Žegar fjallaš er um saksóknarahreinsunina og hneykslismįl Alberto Gonzales vill žaš oft gleymast aš gagnrżni į hann er ekki flokkspólķtķskt mįl: gagnrżni į embęttisfęrslur hans eru ekki allar eša einvöršungu śr herbśšum "vinstrimanna" eša Demokrata. Framburšur Gonzales, og allur mįlatilbśnašur dómsmįlarįšuneytisins - svo ég tali nś ekki um fyrri įrįsir Gonzales į persónufrelsi og stjórnarskrįrvarin réttindi almennings gagnvart ofrķki rķkisins og lögregluyfirvalda - gera aš verkum aš allir sem hafa įhuga į lögum og rétti, réttarrķkinu og frelsi, hafa ókyrrst mjög...

Seinasta sönnun žess aš žaš eru ekki bara "vinstrimenn" sem hafa įhyggjur af lögum og rétti er bréf American Freedom Agenda - sem er félagsskapur stofnašur til framdrįttar "conservative legal principles". Skv. Time, sem fjallaši ķ gęr um bréfiš og mikilvęgi žess:

In what could prove an embarrassing new setback for embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on the eve of his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, a group of influential conservatives and longtime Bush supporters has written a letter to the White House to call for his resignation.

Bréfritarar telja upp marga glępi Gonzales: 

"Mr. Gonzales has presided over an unprecedented crippling of the Constitution's time-honored checks and balances," it declares. "He has brought rule of law into disrepute, and debased honesty as the coin of the realm." Alluding to ongoing scandal, it notes: "He has engendered the suspicion that partisan politics trumps evenhanded law enforcement in the Department of Justice."

Aš žeirra viti gerir žetta allt aš verkum aš Gonzales geti ekki setiš sem "the chief law enforcement officer" - nś, vegna žess aš hann hefur grafiš undan trausti almennings į lögunum, löggęsluyfirvöldum, og stjórnvöldum almennt.

The letter concludes by saying, "Attorney General Gonzales has proven an unsuitable steward of the law and should resign for the good of the country... The President should accept the resignation, and set a standard to which the wise and honest might repair in nominating a successor..."

Og bréfritarar eru allir bona-fide ķhaldsmenn og haršir repśblķkanar:

It is the first public demand by a group of conservatives for Gonzales' firing. Signatories to the letter include Bruce Fein, a former senior official in the Reagan Justice Department, who has worked frequently with current Administration and the Republican National Committee to promote Bush's court nominees; David Keene, chairman of the influential American Conservative Union, one of the nation's oldest and largest grassroots conservative groups; Richard Viguerie, a well-known G.O.P. direct mail expert and fundraiser; and Bob Barr, the former Republican Congressman from Georgia and free speech advocate, as well as John Whitehead, head of the Rutherford Institute, a conservative non-profit active in fighting for what it calls religious freedoms.

Fein, speaking for the signatories, told TIME that Gonzales' planned testimony to Congress tomorrow, the text of which has been released by the Justice Department, was a "terrible disappointment" that left unanswered key questions on which his job may now depend. "Gonzales' testimony before the Judiciary Committee resorts to a truly Clintonesque defense of his own previous false statements," says Fein. "In fact," he says, "Gonzales' latest declarations really do call into question the forthrightness and honesty indispensable for America's chief law enforcement officer."

Ķ kosningunum 2000 hélt Bush žvķ fram aš hann ętlaši aš "restore dignity to the White House". Margir, sérstaklega ķ röšum ķhaldsmanna, trśšu žessu loforši hans. Žvķ veršur ekki neitaš aš margir Bandarķkjamenn höfšu į tilfinningunni aš Clinton hefši einhvernveginn "brought shame on the White House" meš aulalegum framhjįhaldstilburšum og "Clintónķskum" śtśrsnśningum. Žó ég sé persónulega žeirrar skošunar aš glępir hans og afsakanir séu varla stórmįl - ķ žaš minnsta ekki efni ķ žingrannsóknir į kostnaš skattgreišenda - ętla ég ekki aš gera lķtiš śr sišferšislegu sjokki margra Bandarķkjamanna. (Žaš aš leištogar Repśblķkana ķ žeirri sišferšiskrossferš hafi sjįlfir veriš ómerkilegir hręsnarar er allt annaš mįl).

Bush hefur hins vegar tekist aš ganga mun lengra ķ aš rżja Hvķta Hśsiš trausti, viršingu og tiltrś žjóšarinnar. Žegar ķhaldsmenn eru farnir aš lżsa mįlatilbśnaši rįšherra Bush sem "Clintonesque" er ljóst aš stjórnin hefur sokkiš heldur djśpt.

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Skirlķfiskennsla hefur engin įhrif į hvort unglingar stundi kynlķf

Abstinence is for virgins"Abstinence education" hefur veriš ķ miklu uppįhaldi hjį sumum repśblķkönum og "kristnum" Bandarķkjamönnum. Forsetinn hefur veriš ötull talsmašur skirlķfiskennslu, enda bendir hann į aš öruggasta leišin til žess aš foršast žunganir og kynsjśkdóma sé aš stunda ekkert kynlķf. Žetta er aušvitaš lógķk sem engin leiš er aš deila viš. Skirlķfi hentar lķka vel hugmyndafręši "trśašs" fólks sem er sannfęrt um aš allt kynlķf sé einhvernveginn mjög ógešfellt, nema žegar žaš er stundaš innan hjónabands til žess aš bśa til börn. Samkvęmt sömu hugmyndafręši er kennsla ķ kynfręšslu sem kennir unglingum um notkun getnašarvarna einhverskonar "kynlķfsįróšur". Nś, vegna žess aš unglingar eru mun lķklegri til aš stunda kynlķf ef žeir kunna aš passa sig į kynsjśkdómum eša žungunum?

Skirlķfisfręšsla hefur enda hlotiš 176 milljón dollara įrlega į fjįrlögum frį Bush stjórninni. Žess hefur lķka krafist žess aš skólar sem fį peninga frį alrķkisstjórninni til aš kenna kynfręšslu megi bara kenni börnum og unglingum skirlķfi. Žaš er žvķ ešlilegt aš fólk spyrji hvort žessi skirlķfisįróšur virki.

Washington Post birtir ķ morgun frétt um nišurstöšur stęrstu könnunar sem gerš hefur veriš į skirlķfiskennslu, og nišurstašan sżnir aš skirlķfiskennsla hefur akkśrat engin įhrif į hvort unglingar stundi kynlķf. Sem kemur svosem ekki į óvart.

A long-awaited national study has concluded that abstinence-only sex education, a cornerstone of the Bush administration's social agenda, does not keep teenagers from having sex. Neither does it increase or decrease the likelihood that if they do have sex, they will use a condom.

Ķ stuttu mįli er stunda unglingar sem fį "abstinence only" kennslu nįkvęmlega jafn mikiš kynlķf og unglingar sem ekki fį slķka kennslu.

"There's not a lot of good news here for people who pin their hopes on abstinence-only education," said Sarah Brown, executive director of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, a privately funded organization that monitors sex education programs. "This is the first study with a solid, experimental design, the first with adequate numbers and long-term follow-up, the first to measure behavior and not just intent. On every measure, the effectiveness of the programs was flat."

Stjórnin hefur samt engan hug į aš hętta aš fjįrmagna įróšur sem hefur nįkvęmlega ekkert gildi:

Harry Wilson, a top official in the Department of Health and Human Services, said yesterday that the administration has no intention of changing funding priorities in light of the results.

Aš vķsu hafa stušningsmenn skirlķfiskennslu hafa haldiš žvķ fram aš žessi kennsla hafi įhrif į višhorf unglinga til kynlķfs, žeim sem sé kennt aš stunda ekki kynlķf stundi minna kynlķf, žó žeir hugsanlega byrji į sama tķma og ašrir, og aš lokum, aš skirlķfiskennsla 'bęti sišferšiskennd žeirra". Žaš mį įbyggilega veita hundrušum milljóna įrlega ķ aš "bęta sišferšiskennd" unglinga meš eitthvaš effektķvari hętti en aš reyna aš fį žį til aš ignorera ešlilegan hormónabśskap sinn og innręta žeim kristilegan sišferšisbošskap aftan śr mišöldum.

En lįtum vera aš rķkisstjórnin verji hundrušum milljóna til žess aš fjįrmagna prógramm sem hefur engin įhrif. Žaš eru hinsvegar vķsbendingar um aš skirlķfiskennsla stjórnarinnar sé beinlķnis skašleg. Athugun bandarķkjažings frį 2004 į kennsluefni ķ 13 mest notušu nįmskeišunum sżndi aš kennsluefniš var mjög misjafnt aš gęšum:

The report concluded that two of the curricula were accurate but the 11 others, used by 69 organizations in 25 states, contain unproved claims, subjective conclusions or outright falsehoods regarding reproductive health, gender traits and when life begins.

Og hverskonar snilld er kennd ķ skirlķfisprógrömmum į kostnaš skattgreišenda? Grein Washington Post nefndi eftirfarandi gullkorn:

  • A 43-day-old fetus is a "thinking person."
  • HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can be spread via sweat and tears.
  • Condoms fail to prevent HIV transmission as often as 31 percent of the time in heterosexual intercourse.

Samkvęmt tölum bandarķska heilbrigšisrįšuneytisins eru smokkar öruggir ķ 97% tilfella, žaš eru engar tölur til um hlutfall samkynhneigšra unglinga meš alnęmi - enda ekki vitaš hversu margir unglingar eru samkynhneigšir, og žó menn geti haft ólķkar skošanir į įgęti fóstureyšinga, og sumir vilji tala um fóstur sem "tilvonandi mannverur" held ég aš žaš sé leitun aš fólki sem trśir žvķ aš hęgt sé aš vķsa til 43 daga fósturs sem "hugsandi mannveru".

Ef skirlķfisprógrömm nęšu tilętlušum įrangri, og minnkušu kynlķf mešal unglinga, gęti ég skiliš aš alrķkisstjórnin og talsmenn fjölskyldugilda vildu halda įfram aš fjįrmagnun žeirra, en ķ ljósi žess aš žau eru fullkomlega gagnslaus - og dreifa röngum og skašlegum upplżsingum - er ótrślegt aš stjórnin vilji halda žeim įfram. Carpetbagger report bloggiš hafši žetta aš segja:

The fiasco is a microcosm of everything that’s wrong with the Bush administration’s approach to public policy — ignore facts, waste money, placate extremists, and hope no one notices. It would be hilarious if it weren’t so pathetic.

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Newt Gingrich stóš ķ framhjįhaldi mešan hann var aš ofsękja Clinton

Gingrich skilur aš sišprżši er mikilvęgur eiginleiki ķ öšru fólki...Newt Gingrich, sem var ķ fylkingarbrjósti repśblķkana sem gįtu ekki į sér heilum tekiš vegna žess hversu skelfilegt og hręšilega ósišsamlegt framferši Clinton hefši veriš, hefur nś višurkennt aš hafa sjįlfur stašiš ķ umfangsmiklu framhjįhaldi mešan į Clinton-Lewinsky krossferšinni stóš.

Žetta vęru ekki fréttir nema vegna žess aš Gingrich og repśblķkanaflokkurinn hafa fram til žessa žóst vera sjįlfskipašur veršir sišgęšis og "fjölskyldugilda". Skv Boston Globe:

"There are times that I have fallen short of my own standards. There's certainly times when I've fallen short of God's standards." Gingrich argued in the interview, however, that he should not be viewed as a hypocrite for pursuing Clinton's infidelity.

Nei aušvitaš ekki - žvķ eins og viš vitum geta eiga repśblķkanar hugtökin sišgęši og heišarleiki... En Gingrich er ekki bara hręsnari, hann er lķka skķthęll!

Gingrich, who frequently campaigned on family values issues, divorced his second wife, Marianne, in 2000 after his attorneys acknowledged Gingrich's relationship with his current wife, Callista Bisek, a former congressional aide more than 20 years younger than he is.

His first marriage, to his former high school geometry teacher, Jackie Battley, ended in divorce in 1981. Although Gingrich has said he doesn't remember it, Battley has said Gingrich discussed divorce terms with her while she was recuperating in the hospital from cancer surgery.

Gingrich married Marianne months after the divorce.

Ég held aš žaš ętti aš vera nokkuš ljóst hvor hefur hreinni skjöld, Clinton eša Gingrich - en "ķhaldssamir" hęgrimenn sem trśa į "fjölskyldugildi" viršast engu aš sķšur enn trśa žvķ aš sį sķšarnefndi sé "žeirra mašur", žvķ Gingrich er vķst aš velta žvķ fyrir sér aš bjóša sig fram til forseta 2008, sem fulltrśi "ķhaldsmanna" ķ flokknum.

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