Saturday, October 23, 2004

Was there a wire behind that tie?

During the second Presidential debate on Friday, October 8th President Bush adjusted his tie; a gesture which exposed a black object contrasting a white shirt.

Breaking news at bulgegate.blogspot.com

Below is an unchanged photo from the C-SPAN video feed which shows something peculiar. There is speculation that there was a wire behind President Bush’s tie. The object is also visible when the original video is shown (details below).


Is that a wire?




Was this just a fold in the shirt?




The video shows what has been called over other internet sites as a “solid dark line”.

“Creases in shirt fabric should have shadowed edges” a tailor agreed when queried by me, adding “they don’t usually appear when standing up” when the question was posed.

To this date I have not been informed by anyone on a member of the media asking the White House or the Bush Campaign about this video footage.



Another "badly tailored" story?

On October 26 President Bush made his first public comment over the BULGE in his jacket:

"Well, you know, Karen Hughes and Dan Bartlett had rigged up a sound system"

"You are getting in trouble," responded host Charles Gibson.

"I don't know what that is," Bush said. "I mean, it is - I'm embarrassed to say it's a poorly tailored shirt."

The Bush campaign laughed off the speculation when it first blossomed and then cropped up in news stories like this one.


...............................
It was a suit, now its a shirt?

Can we see the suit or shirt?

"Are we supposed to believe that the president wore the same shirt for all three debates?" -David Lindorff
...............................

Bush's comment contradicts the widely quoted account of White House chief of staff Andrew Card Jr. right after the debates:

"it was just a poorly tailored suit"

Georges de Paris has been a Presidential tailor for a long time. Why is he insisting it was nothing and is being quoted?


"
The same thing will happen anytime you cross your arms like Bush did,” de Paris said. “It causes the back of the jacket to pucker along the seam.”
"

There is a pucker in that picture, true. But why does this so called "pucker" also appear when Bush's arms are not folded?

There are many such contradictions.
Will someone ask the Bush administration what was under his tie?


To this date I have seen this subject mentioned here:

Cannonfire
This web blog
Photo evidence
Portland Independent Media Center
View the debate tapes on CSPAN
No mention of the tie, but you can read a good summary of what is known so far.

Send any new links, tips or information to: political.commentator@gmail.com


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  • bulgegate.blogspot
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  • Cannonfire
  • politicalcommentator.blogspot


  • 70 Comments:

    At October 23, 2004 at 2:41 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    Media Critiques

    The American Media Has Failed Again
    By Dave Lindorff


    "
    Other than that, however, the story was treated basically as a humorous aside by most of the media (it was on Letterman, Leno and the Daily Show), and even the Times and Post quickly lost interest after running into a Bush stonewall.
    "

    http://www.axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/article_12875.shtml

    http://www.thiscantbehappening.net/
    http://puppetstring.blogspot.com/
    http://cannonfire.blogspot.com/
    http://isbushwired.com/
    http://bushwired.blogspot.com/
    http://bushbulge.com/ (send an automatic letter at this site)
    http://bushsdefibrillator.blogspot.com
    http://politicalcommentator.blogspot.com/

     
    At October 23, 2004 at 2:45 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    http://www.bushbulge.com/wire.html

    That is another site which features the wire.

    "IT APPEARS THAT THERE WAS A WIRE BEHIND BUSH'S TIE, ALONG WITH A BULGE ON HIS BACK"

     
    At October 23, 2004 at 3:39 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    You can vote in an online poll regarding this issue:

    http://www.OpenDebate.com/t4q579

     
    At October 24, 2004 at 7:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Cannonfire has a new audio clip available in which you can hear a voice in the background during the third Presidential debate, read it here:

    http://cannonfire.blogspot.com/2004/10/second-voice-heard-during-debate-you.html

     
    At October 24, 2004 at 7:05 AM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    You can place a vote here for your opinion about the wire behind the tie:

    Was it a wire?

     
    At October 24, 2004 at 7:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Washington Post

    Kerry for President

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A57584-2004Oct23.html

     
    At October 24, 2004 at 9:27 AM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    No registration is required, you can post anonymously here

     
    At October 24, 2004 at 3:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2004/10/15/20363/328

     
    At October 24, 2004 at 3:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    nice job on the logo

     
    At October 24, 2004 at 5:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hilarious photo - the tailor did it !

     
    At October 24, 2004 at 6:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Yeah, yeah.. he didn't inhale and she didn't swallow. It's all fair, bodhi. The rules are simple.. there are none. What I don't get is why the American citizens fall for it.

     
    At October 25, 2004 at 3:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Karl Rove's White House " Murder, Inc."

    By Wayne Madsen .
    Online Journal Contributing Writer .

    OCT, 2004- On September 15, 2001, just four days after the 9-11 attacks,
    CIA Director George Tenet provided President [sic] Bush with a Top Secret
    "Worldwide Attack Matrix"-a virtual license to kill targets deemed to be a
    threat to the United States in some 80 countries around the world. The Tenet
    plan, which was subsequently approved by Bush, essentially reversed the
    executive orders of four previous U.S. administrations that expressly
    prohibited political assassinations.

    According to high level European intelligence officials, Bush's counselor,
    Karl Rove, used the new presidential authority to silence a popular Lebanese
    Christian politician who was planning to offer irrefutable evidence that
    Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon authorized the massacre of hundreds of
    Palestinian men, women, and children in the Beirut refugee camps of Sabra
    and Shatilla in 1982. In addition, Sharon provided the Lebanese forces who
    carried out the grisly task. At the time of the massacres, Elie Hobeika was
    intelligence chief of Lebanese Christian forces in Lebanon who were battling
    Palestinians and other Muslim groups in a bloody civil war. He was also the
    chief liaison to Israeli Defense Force (IDF) personnel in Lebanon. An
    official Israeli inquiry into the massacre at the camps, the Kahan
    Commission, merely found Sharon "indirectly" responsible for the slaughter
    and fingered Hobeika as the chief instigator.

    The Kahan Commission never called on Hobeika to offer testimony in his
    defense. However, in response to charges brought against Sharon before a
    special war crimes court in Belgium, Hobeika was urged to testify against
    Sharon, according to well-informed Lebanese sources. Hobeika was prepared to
    offer a different version of events than what was contained in the Kahan
    report. A 1993 Belgian law permitting human rights prosecutions was unusual
    in that non-Belgians could be tried for violations against other
    non-Belgians in a Belgian court. Under pressure from the Bush
    administration, the law was severely amended and the extra territoriality
    provisions were curtailed.

    Hobeika headed the Lebanese forces intelligence agency since the mid- 1970s
    and he soon developed close ties to the CIA. He was a frequent visitor to
    the CIA's headquarters at Langley, Virginia. After the Syrian invasion of
    Lebanon in 1990, Hobeika held a number of cabinet positions in the Lebanese
    government, a proxy for the Syrian occupation authorities. He also served in
    the parliament. In July 2001, Hobeika called a press conference and
    announced he was prepared to testify against Sharon in Belgium and revealed
    that he had evidence of what actually occurred in Sabra and Shatilla.
    Hobeika also indicated that Israel had flown members of the South Lebanon
    Army (SLA) into Beirut International Airport in an Israeli Air Force C130
    transport plane. In full view of dozens of witnesses, including members of
    the Lebanese army and others, SLA troops under the command of Major Saad
    Haddad were slipped into the camps to commit the massacres. The SLA troops
    were under the direct command of Ariel Sharon and an Israeli Mossad agent
    provocateur named Rafi Eitan. Hobeika offered evidence that a former U.S.
    ambassador to Lebanon was aware of the Israeli plot. In addition, the IDF
    had placed a camera in a strategic position to film the Sabra and Shatilla
    massacres. Hobeika was going to ask that the footage be released as part of
    the investigation of Sharon.

    After announcing he was willing to testify against Sharon, Hobeika became
    fearful for his safety and began moves to leave Lebanon. Hobeika was not
    aware that his threats to testify against Sharon had triggered a series of
    fateful events that reached well into the White House and Sharon's office.

    On January 24, 2002, Hobeika's car was blown up by a remote controlled bomb
    placed in a parked Mercedes along a street in the Hazmieh section of Beirut.
    The bomb exploded when Hobeika and his three associates, Fares Souweidan,
    Mitri Ajram, and Waleed Zein, were driving their Range Rover past the
    TNT-laden Mercedes at 9:40 am Beirut time. The Range Rover's four passengers
    were killed in the explosion. In case Hobeika's car had taken another route

    through the neighborhood, two additional parked cars, located at two other
    choke points, were also rigged with TNT. The powerful bomb wounded a number
    of other people on the street. Other parked cars were destroyed and
    buildings and homes were damaged. The Lebanese president, prime minister,
    and interior minister all claimed that Israeli agents were behind the
    attack.

    It is noteworthy that the State Department's list of global terrorist
    incidents for 2002 worldwide failed to list the car bombing attack on
    Hobeika and his party. The White House wanted to ensure the attack was
    censored from the report. The reason was simple: the attack ultimately had
    Washington's fingerprints on it.

    High level European intelligence sources now report that Karl Rove
    personally coordinated Hobeika's assassination. The hit on Hobeika employed
    Syrian intelligence agents. Syrian President Bashar Assad was trying to
    curry favor with the Bush administration in the aftermath of 9-11 and was
    more than willing to help the White House. In addition, Assad's father,
    Hafez Assad, had been an ally of Bush's father during Desert Storm, a period
    that saw Washington give a "wink and a nod" to Syria's occupation of
    Lebanon. Rove wanted to help Sharon avoid any political embarrassment from
    an in absentia trial in Brussels where Hobeika would be a star witness. Rove
    and Sharon agreed on the plan to use Syrian Military Intelligence agents to
    assassinate Hobeika. Rove saw Sharon as an indispensable ally of Bush in
    ensuring the loyalty of the Christian evangelical and Jewish voting blocs in
    the United States. Sharon saw the plan to have the United States coordinate
    the hit as a way to mask all connections to Jerusalem.

    The Syrian hit team was ordered by Assef Shawkat, the number two man in
    Syrian military intelligence and a good friend and brother in law of Syrian
    President Bashar Assad. Assad's intelligence services had already cooperated
    with U.S. intelligence in resorting to unconventional methods to extract
    information from al Qaeda detainees deported to Syria from the United States
    and other countries in the wake of 9-11. The order to take out Hobeika was
    transmitted by Shawkat to Roustom Ghazali, the head of Syrian military
    intelligence in Beirut. Ghazali arranged for the three remote controlled
    cars to be parked along Hobeika's route in Hazmieh; only few hundred yards
    from the Barracks of Syrian Special Forces which are stationed in the area
    near the Presidential palace , the ministry of Defense and various
    Government and officers quarters . This particular area is covered 24/7 by a
    very sophisticated USA multi-agency surveillance system to monitor Syrian
    and Lebanese security activities and is a " Choice " area to live in for its
    perceived high security .... [Courtesy of the Special Collections Services.]
    ... SCS... ; CIA & NSA & DIA....


    The plan to kill Hobeika had all the necessary caveats and built-in denial
    mechanisms. If the Syrians were discovered beforehand or afterwards, Karl
    Rove and his associates in the Pentagon's Office of Special Plans would be
    ensured plausible deniability.

    Hobeika's CIA intermediary in Beirut, a man only referred to as "Jason" by
    Hobeika, was a frequent companion of the Lebanese politician during official
    and off-duty hours. During Hobeika's election campaigns for his
    parliamentary seat, Jason was often in Hobeika's office offering support and
    advice. After Hobeika's assassination, Jason became despondent over the
    death of his colleague. Eventually, Jason disappeared abruptly from Lebanon
    and reportedly later emerged in Pakistan.

    Karl Rove's involvement in the assassination of Hobeika may not have been
    the last "hit" he ordered to help out Sharon. In March 2002, a few months
    after Hobeika's assassination, another Lebanese Christian with knowledge of
    Sharon's involvement in the Sabra and Shatilla massacres was gunned down
    along with his wife in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A bullet fired at Michael Nassar's
    car flattened one of his tires. Nassar pulled into a gasoline station for
    repairs. A professional assassin, firing a gun with a silencer, shot Nassar
    and his wife in the head, killing them both instantly. The assailant fled
    and was never captured. Nassar was also involved with the Phalange militia
    at Sabra and Shatilla. Nassar was also reportedly willing to testify against
    Sharon in Belgium and, as a nephew of SLA Commander General Antoine Lahd,
    may have had important evidence to bolster Hobeika's charge that Sharon
    ordered SLA forces into the camps to wipe out the Palestinians.

    Based on what European intelligence claims is concrete intelligence on
    Rove's involvement in the assassination of Hobeika, the Bush administration
    can now add political assassination to its laundry list of other misdeeds,
    from lying about the reasons to go to war to the torture tactics in
    violation of the Geneva Conventions that have been employed by the Pentagon
    and "third country" nationals at prisons in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay.

    Wayne Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative journalist and
    columnist. He served in the National Security Agency (NSA) during the Reagan
    administration and wrote the introduction to Forbidden Truth. He is the
    co-author, with John Stanton, of "America's Nightmare: The Presidency of
    George Bush II." His forthcoming book is titled: "Jaded Tasks: Big Oil,
    Black Ops, and Brass Plates." Madsen can be reached at:
    WMadsen777@aol.com

    This is some of the evidence for you and for the World ....
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    Not to mention hundreds of private companies and governments. Anyway...
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    Lines 10-36
    of my logfiles show a lot of interest in this article:

    # grep sid=1052 /encrypted/logs/access_log|awk '{print $1,$7}'|sed -n
    '10,36p'

    spb-213-33-248-190.sovintel.ru /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052
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    gateway-fincen.uscg.mil /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052
    crawler2.googlebot.com /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052
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    crawler13.googlebot.com /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052
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    beluha.ssu.gov.ua /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052
    zukprxpro02.zreo.compaq.com
    /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1052....

     
    At October 25, 2004 at 8:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thats a wire

     
    At October 25, 2004 at 8:59 AM, Blogger STOP_George said...

    ---------------------------------------------------------
    NEW BREAK NEW BREAK NEW BREAK NEW BREAK
    ---------------------------------------------------------

    This has been one hell of a day for the bulge stories!!

    Here's a big juicy one!!! And I mean JUICY!!!!!!
    Get ready for another blitz of the bulge story everyone!!!

    EMAIL EMAIL EMAIL EMAIL....

    This angle and story needs as much exposure as it can get!!!

    O.K. Here's the link:

    http://www.torontofreepress.com/2004/cover102504.htm


    GO NUTS!!!!!

     
    At October 25, 2004 at 11:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/

     
    At October 25, 2004 at 12:28 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    A recent fake post has appeared and I cannot locate it.

    Should anyone see it please report it to me at political.commentator@gmail.com

     
    At October 25, 2004 at 2:47 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    ..
    ..

    You know what I keep coming back to about this story, I just wonder how it would have been treated if Bush had won the debates?

    ..
    ..

    Are we going to start becoming a culture which only notices you if you cheat and win?

    ..
    ..

     
    At October 25, 2004 at 6:09 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    Must read for everyone

    Bush family members create PRO KERRY website

     
    At October 25, 2004 at 6:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    "
    Shrub scrubs. We mentioned that the White House has scrubbed its website
    clean of embarrassing photos, videos and text. Turns out all such efforts
    are not just ethically dubious, but potentially illegal. Check out this
    report, by a blogger who happens to be a fellow Los Angeleno.
    "

    http://cannonfire.blogspot.com/2004/10/interesting-bulge-stuff.html

     
    At October 25, 2004 at 6:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    While for some reason Dan Gillmor keeps writing in different newspapers that "Tech aids should be welcome in debates and beyond" but fails to explore the morality of cheating....

    http://www.charleston.net/stories/102504/edi_25ed3.shtml

     
    At October 25, 2004 at 6:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Very funny comic was posted on another blog

    http://www.doonesbury.com/strip/dailydose/

     
    At October 25, 2004 at 6:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/10/25/EDGIJ7P28F1.DTL

    "The Web of politics" says in its Monday, October 25, 2004 editorial:

    "Bloggers also took the lead in questioning the appearance of a bulge in the back of Bush's suit jacket during the first debate. The relentless online
    buzz about the bulge ultimately led the national press corps to ask whether the president was getting cues from an electronic device. The White House denied it -- and the mystery of the bulge endures. Bloggers also served as a truth squad when CBS News was duped with phony documents about Bush's National Guard service. Bloggers quickly spotted the computer-age typography in documents that were purported to be from a Vietnam- era typewriter. "

     
    At October 25, 2004 at 11:30 PM, Blogger STOP_George said...

    DON'T GIVE UP HOPE GUYS!

    This story, as we could see in yesterday's volume of articles (both positive and negative) IS NOT DEAD.

    If you find errors, misleading statements, or information about the story that has been conveniently left out -- EMAIL THE EDITOR!! Tell them what they missed.

    For example:

    This article was in Al Jazeera. It was sympathetic to the bulge story, but it left out important details which could hurt our viewpoint.

    http://www.aljazeerah.info/Opinion%20editorials/2004%20opinions/October/24o/The%20Government%20You%20Deserve%20By%20John%20Chuckman.htm

    I emailed the editor and he is now publishing my views in the "letters" section.

    Every little bit helps to keep this story percolating!! Until another angle (such as this one):

    http://www.torontofreepress.com/2004/cover102504.htm

    or another lead is found. As I said before, the truth and denial in this story are too stark a difference for this story to die.

     
    At October 26, 2004 at 3:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    http://www.axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/article_12963.shtml

    "The Bush Bulge, the Grossly Incompetent Media and the Complicit Kerry Campaign "


    New article keeps up the pressure

     
    At October 26, 2004 at 1:00 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    On October 26 President Bush made a public comment over the BULGE in his jacket:

    "Well, you know, Karen Hughes and Dan Bartlett had rigged up a sound system"

    "You are getting in trouble," responded host Charles Gibson.

    "I don't know what that is,"

    Bush said. "I mean, it is - I'm embarrassed to say it's a poorly tailored shirt."


    The Bush campaign laughed off the speculation when it first blossomed on the Internet and then cropped up in news stories.

    ...............................
    It was a suit, now its a shirt. And when will someone ask them what the wire is for?
    ...............................

    This contradicts the widely quoted account of White House chief of staff Andrew Card Jr right after the debates:

    "it was just a poorly tailored suit"



    Others said:

    Scott McClellan:

    "I think it is about the most ridiculous story of the campaign"


    Mark McKinnon, Bush's chief media adviser:
    "Listen, I'm there when he puts his coat on, I'm there when he takes it off, I've never seen it,"

    Did you see a poorly tailored shirt then? Come on!


    Mark McKinnon, Bush's chief media adviser
    "Listen, I'm there when he puts his coat on, I'm there when he takes it off, I've never seen it,"


    Read more:
    ......................................
    http://puppetstring.blogspot.com/
    http://politicalcommentator.blogspot.com/

     
    At October 26, 2004 at 6:07 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    Interesting poll:

    http://www.economist.com/media/pdf/YouGovP.pdf

    Have you seen the photograph of the bulge under Bush's jacket?

    Yes -- 23%

    No -- 77%

     
    At October 26, 2004 at 6:20 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    From the newsgroups:

    "
    Follow that bulge.... oh, it's about Bush?!? I thought you were talking about Bill O'Reilly and his infamous Viagra powered stiffy! 8^)

    Regarding Bush. "A poorly tailored shirt"? Try a poorly tailored excuse.
    "

     
    At October 26, 2004 at 6:25 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    From the newsgroups:

    "
    > There is a fold on the other side, under his jacket which becaue of this should be darker) and it doesnt do that.
    >
    > Another thing is that his button line should have stopped a fold and
    > create a 'puddle' - as a tailor described it to me, it doesnt, it continues under his tie.

    His "buttonline"? Why would a buttonline, which I assume means has something to do with the buttons under his tie, but since we can't see the buttons, why would we see where they "stopped the fold?"

    As for "a puddle", the only one I see here is the one left by neolibbies at the mere mention of still another 'conspiracy' involving Bush.
    "

    Yes folks, I get the rhetoric over there so you dont have to....

     
    At October 26, 2004 at 7:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    "
    They're getting away with it because, as one reporter who has contacted friends in many of the major news outlets has been told, the mainstream press won't go after this story "because the Kerry camp hasn’t made it an issue."
    "

    http://www.thiscantbehappening.net/

     
    At October 26, 2004 at 7:25 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

     
    At October 26, 2004 at 7:30 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    From the newsgroups:

    "
    >>Bush comments in public over BULGE in jacket
    >
    > Hey..give the boy a break! As a young man I carried a rolled-up pair of socks in my shorts to impress the girls..Bush is simply doing the same thing..in an effort to show voters he has a spine!
    >
    "

    We all have little secrets

     
    At October 26, 2004 at 7:33 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    Great information here:

    Was it a neck loop wire behind the tie?


    YAHOO POSTING

     
    At October 27, 2004 at 3:57 AM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    Hello, the site has reached the 4000 hit plateau in less than 3 days.

    Please continue to post and help sort out what that wire was for.

     
    At October 27, 2004 at 9:43 AM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    36 Papers Abandon Bush for KerryBy Howard Kurtz
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Wednesday, October 27, 2004; Page A13

    The Orlando Sentinel has backed every Republican seeking the White House since Richard M. Nixon in 1968. Not this time.

    "This president has utterly failed to fulfill our expectations," the Florida paper said in supporting John F. Kerry, prompting some angry calls and a few dozen cancellations.

     
    At October 27, 2004 at 12:22 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    From the newsgroups:

    "
    Bad tailoring, my ass! Not unless the tailor accidentally sewed a kleenex box into his suit. You'd think they'd have given him a better story than that to answer with, that one is just plain ridiculous.
    "

    I'd say they are getting nervous about this. We have had a cycle of stories to debunk the rumore and today we have seen the beginning of the counter print calling out the inacuracies and contradictions.

    This cycle must be unusually short this time to expose whatever was in the jacket and whatever was behind the tie.

     
    At October 27, 2004 at 12:30 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    From a news group in the UK:

    "
    >> **I've been informed that it is significantly less than 50%. More like less
    >> than 25% actually voted for Dubya. Scary stuff.
    >
    > Of the electorate, yes. Since only about half the electorate vote in US elections, that would be normal in close contests.
    >
    "

    That is correct. 25% of the people that live in America are the ones which are going to form a majority.

    That is why the Republican party has become so fundamentalist. It knows how to count. They just need to get all their religious conservatives to vote and then give some rich people tax breaks to talk nice about them.

    This is why the Republican party actively tries to suppress the vote everywhere except their 'turf'.

    Read more:
    ......................................

    political commentator call to action

     
    At October 27, 2004 at 6:28 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    BUSH FINGER TO CAMERA

    "I'm George W. Bush, And I Approve Of This Message"

    Download your free copy of the video...

    BUSH GIVING MIDDLE FINGER TO CAMERAIf you cant download it and want a copy, email me at political.commentator@gmail.com

    Comment at:

    http://www.bobharris.com/

     
    At October 28, 2004 at 5:26 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    A potentially massive development is taking place as we speak.

    We are investigating the possibility that the BULGE is an IV (intravenous) device that operates with WI FI technology....

    Researching....

     
    At October 29, 2004 at 2:10 AM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    SALON ARTICLE HERENASA photo analyst: Bush wore a device during debate
    Physicist says imaging techniques prove the president's bulge was not caused by wrinkled clothing.

     
    At October 29, 2004 at 9:11 AM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    From a friend:

    "The "Seinfeld Democracy"
    ---------------------------------------------

    - Who's that man with the box on his back?

    - Oh, that's our president.

    - What is it?

    - We don't know. I mean -- we may or may not be able to know.

    ----------------------------------------------"

     
    At October 29, 2004 at 10:08 AM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    From Colin Greene ---- ------ ---- ---- ------ ----
    ---- ------ ----
    ---- ------ ----

    "

    If we follow this theory through the bulge would be the receiver/relayer, the wire up the right shoulder is to an inductance loop, perhaps in his collar, and it also looks to me that there is a wire travelling down his back, which would correspond to the wire seen behind his tie. This wire that we can see is actually quite prominent by way of its thickness, say 5mm. Such thickness would only normally be used to convey power - from a battery pack somewhere on his person, to the receiver on his back. Also note that the tie wire disappears into the left hand side of Bush's jacket - the same side as the wire seen down his lower back.

    "

    Please post comments regarding this possibility...

     
    At October 29, 2004 at 11:59 AM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    From the newsgropus:


    "

    A Japanese scientist recently invented this technology for use in cell phones. A transducer utilizes the body bone structure allowing messages to be transmitted to the ear via physical vibrations within the bone structure itself, thereby eliminating any external audible audio transfer. Only the person utilizing such a device can hear the transmitted message.

    One would imagine that "hearing voices" in this manner, during a (so called) "debate", would tend to make a person confused and somewhat disconcerted. This may explain Bush's displayed profile during the debate. But then again, maybe he's demon possessed as well (smile).


    "

     
    At October 29, 2004 at 12:19 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    http://www.lucianne.com/threads2.asp?artnum=179584


    NASA photo analyst: Bush wore a device during debate
    Salon, by Kevin Berger

    Original Article

    Posted By:ForNow, 10/29/2004 12:53:59 PM

    George W. Bush tried to laugh off the bulge. "I don't know what that is," he said on "Good Morning America" on Wednesday, referring to the infamous protrusion beneath his jacket during the presidential debates. "I'm embarrassed to say it's a poorly tailored shirt." Dr. Robert M. Nelson, however, was not laughing.

     
    At October 29, 2004 at 12:22 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    From the Associated Press: ------------------------------------------------------------------

    "
    But even then, we couldn't always trust our eyes. When some viewers spied that cigarette pack-sized lump between Bush's shoulder blades during the first debate, it triggered wild speculation that he was wired up to get cues from an offstage adviser. Or was it just a pucker in the fabric of his jacket?

    Of course, that mystery was forgotten by the third debate, when both Bush and Kerry were repeating their stock phrases so faithfully they might have been lip-synching to a prerecorded backing track. (Ashlee Simpson for president when she's old enough?)
    "

     
    At October 29, 2004 at 6:33 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    From the newsgroups:

    "
    They don't consider it lying. Bush's idea of 'truth' is different from ours. We make up our minds based on perceptions and facts. Bush mkes up his mind first, then looks at the facts. He rejects the acts that don't fit his decision. Then if there aren't enough facts lft to support the decision, he'll make up new facts.

    Ten years of right-wing talk radio has brainwashed a goodly portion of Americans to think this way too. Limbaugh, O'Reilly, Hannity et al show only the facts that support their argument and, where necessary,
    fabricate the rest. Their definition of 'lie' is a fact, true or not, that doesn't support their argument.
    "

     
    At October 29, 2004 at 6:36 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    Response to post directly above:

    That is why this elections is a watershed.

    We either allow ourselves to devolve into a culture of cover up and cheating, especially only facing trouble when you are caught or don't have money.

     
    At October 29, 2004 at 6:46 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    From the Newsgroups:

    "
    No need to imagine. Just look at what's happened to our
    country in the last four years... Record budget deficits, record trade deficits, unprecedented terrorist attacks, no apprehension of anyone responsible for masterminding or financing the attacks,
    bashing women's reproductive rights, bashing gays, bashing American workers by trying to eliminate overtime pay while rewarding corporations for outsourcing American jobs, and on and on. Bush's presidency has been exactly what those of us who have more than three brain cells knew what it would be
    all along. A complete disaster. If it weren't for his relentless fear and war mongering Bush's approval ratings would be hovering around single digits by now.
    "

    Again, its this blind faith we see, a seeming religious view towards a political party. What you mention above is all because of a lack of scrutiny WITHIN the Republican party. On the outside we are informed. We must reach out to the other side with responsible words and logic. That eventually wins friends on the right -at least to rip out the corruption.

     
    At October 29, 2004 at 7:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Yes as a TV news reporter doing live reports I used an "IFB"...which put an earpiece in my right ear that was plugged into a box that gave me an on-air audio feed of the news anchors--so that I could take my cues directly off the air--and also allowed my producer back at the station to talk to me in the field. We used the system primarily to get our cues from the anchors, live, so that we could do our reports with no awkward pauses between their introduction of us and our own live reports. I also could talk to my producer during the commercial breaks...and if there were a breaking news development that belonged in my report, she could feed it to me.

    So if our esteemed president used such a system, or a variation, it would be no surprise. The technology is certainly available to him as the leader of the free world.

    Next step: Bush will probably lip sync to a pre-recorded tape ala Ashlee Simpson which will work just fine, so long as they play the right tape.

     
    At October 29, 2004 at 7:40 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    From the newesgroups:


    "
    So he's wearing a heart pacer or a prompter. That's privileged information and you have no business sticking your nose into it.
    "

    Well, somehow I disagree, a cheater is a cheater, and if he is unhealthy we do deserve to know

     
    At October 29, 2004 at 9:41 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    Flash movie on defibrillator:

    http://www.lifecor.com/about_lifevest/how_does.asp#

     
    At October 29, 2004 at 11:48 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    Breaking news: Could it really be a defibrillator?-----------------------------
    MUST READ-----------------------
    An example of a defibrillator morphed and transposed onto this photo reveal some startling similarities. Lookin at this photo I wonder if the bulge is actually much larger, like an iceberg. Notice the small white circle.....

     
    At October 30, 2004 at 8:31 AM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

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    At October 30, 2004 at 8:32 AM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    "Can't cover the Bulge radio interview"---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    BROOKE GLADSTONE: So where is most of the coverage of this mysterious bulge coming from?

    CHRIS SUELLENTROP: There was speculation about this in 2000, believe it or not. But the thing that really kicked off this latest wave was an article in Salon.com. And then, that kicked off a big liberal blog wave of chatting, and then sort of percolated up into the New York Times, and from there, it got into the Associated Press. I saw a picture of it on Headline News.

     
    At October 30, 2004 at 8:37 AM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"Can't cover the Bulge radio interview"---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    BROOKE GLADSTONE: And what's your answer?

    CHRIS SUELLENTROP: I think it's definitely a story to write about. A line I had in a piece I wrote about this, I said, "You know, just because the umbrella man didn't shoot John F. Kennedy doesn't mean there wasn't an umbrella man and that we don't want to know, you know, who he is." I don't know if you need to write about everything people are talking about, but - I mean I think the press obviously missed the Swiftboat story for a long time -- something people were talking about -- and the press just sort of ignored it. And they missed the story in, in a lot of ways. I've never seen a, a wrinkle in somebody's clothes that came out as a rectangle. [LAUGHTER] So, you know, I think it's a real question.

     
    At October 30, 2004 at 8:38 AM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"Can't cover the Bulge radio interview"---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    BROOKE GLADSTONE: Do you think the internet is helping reporters to get to the bottom of this, or is it having the effect of discrediting the whole story from the outset?

    CHRIS SUELLENTROP: I think the latter. I mean I think that the idea that there was a rectangle on the president's back became obscured by the fact that all these left-wing bloggers were saying "the president is wired," which was sort of a leap unsupported by the evidence, and so then people immediately dismissed the rectangle and said this whole thing is phony; this is coming from partisans. Now, having said that, without them -- would we be talking about it? I don't know. It's a good question.

     
    At October 30, 2004 at 8:39 AM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"Can't cover the Bulge radio interview"---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    BROOKE GLADSTONE: So where is most of the coverage of this mysterious bulge coming from?

    CHRIS SUELLENTROP: There was speculation about this in 2000, believe it or not. But the thing that really kicked off this latest wave was an article in Salon.com. And then, that kicked off a big liberal blog wave of chatting, and then sort of percolated up into the New York Times, and from there, it got into the Associated Press. I saw a picture of it on Headline News.

     
    At October 30, 2004 at 8:40 AM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"Can't cover the Bulge radio interview"---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------BROOKE GLADSTONE: So the White House would like it to go away. Do you think reporters would also like it to go away?

    CHRIS SUELLENTROP: Probably. I mean look, I think reporters want to set the agenda and not have the agenda set for them, and for better or for worse, if they feel like they've gotten pushed to this story and they don't think it's worthy of covering, it's the kind of thing they want to go away.

    BROOKE GLADSTONE: You know, it's funny but whenever you get an uncomfortable story like this, I remember this happened to me when I was media reporter for National Public Radio, and the issue of the infamous semen-stained dress [LAUGHTER] from the Monica-gate scandal came up, NPR said to me: Cover the coverage of the dress. And really, that was the only coverage NPR did for a while. It seemed to inoculate them from the nastiness or the improbability of the story, and yet still get it on the record. Do you find that a lot of mainstream reporters are using the excuse of covering the coverage to cover the story?

    CHRIS SUELLENTROP: That's right. Now it's covering the blogs or covering the buzz on the internet. So you can say well, we're not giving credence to this story -- we're just covering what people are chatting about on line. And some of the people that have sat out the story have said, look, we don't want to do that story.

     
    At October 31, 2004 at 5:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    i think it's the religion that got'im. when he found jee-zus, he done turned off his brain so as not to question all the obvious inconsistencies of the christian faith. it's much easier to be a
    fundy if you don't think very much.

     
    At October 31, 2004 at 9:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Bulge under his shirt?

    The answer is likely to be found in Robert A. Heinlein's book "The Puppet
    Masters"
    .

     
    At October 31, 2004 at 9:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    > There is new evidence to support a defibirllator:

    Sheesh! Can't you just enjoy a semi-serious conversation? Yes, I would like to get rid of neckties but the thread was intented to be light-hearted.

    And regarding defibrilators, if you think you would see a de-fib poking out someone back then I've got a tower in Paris to sell you. And actually the term s "pacemaker," a de-fib is used by emergency personnel, a pacemaker is implanted to help the heart maintain normal rithum. As it happens, I just went to a CPR class including the use of an automated external defibrilator (AED). One of the things they
    covered was how to use an AED if the patient has a pacemaker. (If you're interested, you just attach the AED as close to the normal place as possible while avoiding the pacemaker which will show as a slight bump under the skin.) The typical location for such a device
    is upper chest, and they are quite small, about the size of a pack of cigarettes.

    A back brace is the only medical equipment I know of that would fit the description you give of Bush's bulge. It also makes more sense than a pacemaker, it would be quite believable that he would have back
    problems from all the sitting he has to do. It would be most unusual for someone with Bush's good health to have a pacemaker.

     
    At October 31, 2004 at 9:49 AM, Blogger STOP_George said...

    Why on earth would they lie about a back-brace?

    Try again.

     
    At October 31, 2004 at 2:28 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

    Robert M. Nelson, the NASA senior research scientist who analyzed the wired Bush images, was interviewed on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) radio show 'As it happens' on 29 Oct. 2004. The interview can be heard by following the link below and click 'Listen to Part 2 of As It Happens'. ---------------------------------------LISTEN HERE---------------------------------

     
    At November 1, 2004 at 3:58 AM, Blogger STOP_George said...

    Thank God Canadian journalism still has integrity!!!

     
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