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    And yes, I understand that conservatives can be hypocritical as well.

    QUOTE
    Al Franken, Hillary, Kennedy, Caught!
    Jim Meyers
    Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005

    A new book by a top investigative journalist exposes the blatant hypocrisy of liberals who loudly espouse principles they disregard in their own personal lives.

    In "Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy," Hoover Fellow Peter Schweizer reveals the glaring contradictions between the public stances and real-life behavior of prominent liberals including Michael Moore, Ted Kennedy, Al Franken, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and Ralph Nader – among others. [NewsMax has a free offer for this new book – Go Here Now.]


    "Hypocrisy has proved to be a wonderful weapon for liberals in their war against conservatives," Schweizer writes in the November issue of NewsMax Magazine.


    "Yet for all the talk about conservative hypocrisy, there has been very little investigation into the prevalence of hypocrisy on the left."


    After two years of research into liberal hypocrisy, Schweizer said, "what I discovered was just stunning."


    Schweizer's well-annotated book, published by Doubleday, has just been released and its sure to turn several well-known liberals red with anger.


    Among the eye-opening revelations of "Do As I Say":



    Filmmaker Michael Moore insists that corporations are evil and claims he doesn't invest in the stock market due to moral principle. But Moore's IRS forms, viewed by Schweizer, show that over the past five years he has owned shares in such corporate giants as Halliburton, Merck, Pfizer, Sunoco, Tenet Healthcare, Ford, General Electric and McDonald's.


    Staunch union supporter Rep. Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) has received the Cesar Chavez Award from the United Farmworkers Union. But the $25 million Northern California vineyard she and her husband own is a non-union shop.

    The hypocrisy doesn't end there. Pelosi has received more money from the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees union than any other member of Congress in recent election cycles.


    But the Pelosis own a large stake in an exclusive hotel in Rutherford, Calif. It has more than 250 employees. But none of them are in a union, according to Schweizer, author of "The Bushes: Portrait of a Dynasty" and a regular contributor to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and other periodicals.


    The Pelosis are also partners in a restaurant chain called Piatti, which has 900 employees. The chain is – that's right, a non-union shop.

    Ralph Nader is another liberal who claims that unions are essential to protect worker rights. But when an editor of one of his publications tried to form a union to ameliorate miserable working conditions, the editor was fired and the locks changed on the office door.


    Self-described socialist Noam Chomsky has described the Pentagon as "the most vile institution on the face of the earth" and lashed out against tax havens and trusts that benefit only the rich.

    But Chomsky has been paid millions of dollars by the Pentagon over the last 40 years, and he used a venerable law firm to set up his irrevocable trust to shield his assets from the IRS.



    Air America radio host Al Franken says conservatives are racist because they lack diversity and oppose affirmative action. But fewer than 1 percent of the people he has hired over the past 15 years have been African-American.


    Ted Kennedy has fought for the estate tax and spoken out against tax shelters. But he has repeatedly benefited from an intricate web of trusts and private foundations that have shielded most of his family's fortune from the IRS.

    One Kennedy family trust wasn't even set up in the U.S., but in Fiji.


    Another family member, environmentalist Robert Kennedy Jr., has said that it is not moral to profit from natural resources. But he receives an annual check from the family's large holdings in the oil industry.



    Barbra Streisand has talked about the necessity of unions to protect a "living wage." But she prefers to do her filming and postproduction work in Canada, where she can pay less than American union wages.


    Bill and Hillary Clinton have spoken in favor of the estate tax, and in 2000 Bill vetoed a bill seeking to end it. But the Clintons have set up a contract trust that allows them to substantially reduce the amount of inheritance tax their estate will pay when they die.

    Hillary, for her part, has written and spoken extensively about the right of children to make major decisions regarding their own lives.


    But she barred 13-year-old daughter Chelsea from getting her ears pierced and forbid the teen from watching MTV or HBO.



    Billionaire Bush-basher George Soros says the wealthy should pay higher, more progressive tax rates. But he holds the bulk of his money in tax-free overseas accounts in Curacao, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.

    Schweizer writes: "Liberals claim to support affirmative action but don't practice it. They support higher taxes but set up complicated tax shelters to avoid paying them. They claim to be ardent environmentalists but abandon their cause when it impinges on their own property rights.


    "The reality is that liberals like to preach in moral platitudes. They like to condemn ordinary Americans and Republicans for a whole host of things - racism, lack of concern for the poor, polluting the environment, and greed.


    "But when it comes to applying those same standards to themselves, liberals are found to be shockingly guilty of hypocrisy.


    "The media and the American people need to hold them accountable."[/b][/quote]

    http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2.../1/162756.shtml
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  • #2
    QUOTE
    Hillary, for her part, has written and spoken extensively about the right of children to make major decisions regarding their own lives.


    But she barred 13-year-old daughter Chelsea from getting her ears pierced and forbid the teen from watching MTV or HBO. [/b][/quote]

    This guy's a regular Woodward and Bernstein rolled into one.

    Moon

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    • #3
      QUOTE(Moon Man @ Nov 3 2005, 12:55 PM) Quoted post

      QUOTE
      Hillary, for her part, has written and spoken extensively about the right of children to make major decisions regarding their own lives.


      But she barred 13-year-old daughter Chelsea from getting her ears pierced and forbid the teen from watching MTV or HBO. [/b][/quote]

      This guy's a regular Woodward and Bersntein rolled into one.

      Moon
      [/b][/quote]

      The info about Michael Moore is interesting, tho. I feel even better in my loathing of him than I did previously.

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      • #4
        QUOTE(Airshark @ Nov 3 2005, 11:58 AM) Quoted post

        QUOTE(Moon Man @ Nov 3 2005, 12:55 PM) Quoted post

        QUOTE
        Hillary, for her part, has written and spoken extensively about the right of children to make major decisions regarding their own lives.


        But she barred 13-year-old daughter Chelsea from getting her ears pierced and forbid the teen from watching MTV or HBO. [/b][/quote]

        This guy's a regular Woodward and Bersntein rolled into one.

        Moon
        [/b][/quote]

        The info about Michael Moore is interesting, tho. I feel even better in my loathing of him than I did previously.
        [/b][/quote]

        It is gut-busting to think that Moore owned stock in Halliburton.

        Moon

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        • #5
          QUOTE(Moon Man @ Nov 3 2005, 01:00 PM) Quoted post

          QUOTE(Airshark @ Nov 3 2005, 11:58 AM) Quoted post

          QUOTE(Moon Man @ Nov 3 2005, 12:55 PM) Quoted post

          QUOTE
          Hillary, for her part, has written and spoken extensively about the right of children to make major decisions regarding their own lives.


          But she barred 13-year-old daughter Chelsea from getting her ears pierced and forbid the teen from watching MTV or HBO. [/b][/quote]

          This guy's a regular Woodward and Bersntein rolled into one.

          Moon
          [/b][/quote]

          The info about Michael Moore is interesting, tho. I feel even better in my loathing of him than I did previously.
          [/b][/quote]

          It is gut-busting to think that Moore owned stock in Halliburton.

          Moon
          [/b][/quote]

          But somewhat less so that he owned McDonald's. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img]

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          • #6
            QUOTE(Airshark @ Nov 3 2005, 01:01 PM) Quoted post

            QUOTE(Moon Man @ Nov 3 2005, 01:00 PM) Quoted post

            QUOTE(Airshark @ Nov 3 2005, 11:58 AM) Quoted post

            QUOTE(Moon Man @ Nov 3 2005, 12:55 PM) Quoted post

            QUOTE
            Hillary, for her part, has written and spoken extensively about the right of children to make major decisions regarding their own lives.


            But she barred 13-year-old daughter Chelsea from getting her ears pierced and forbid the teen from watching MTV or HBO. [/b][/quote]

            This guy's a regular Woodward and Bersntein rolled into one.

            Moon
            [/b][/quote]

            The info about Michael Moore is interesting, tho. I feel even better in my loathing of him than I did previously.
            [/b][/quote]

            It is gut-busting to think that Moore owned stock in Halliburton.

            Moon
            [/b][/quote]

            But somewhat less so that he owned McDonald's. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img]
            [/b][/quote]
            Wouldn't it be more-so? Gut-busting, get it? [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif[/img]
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            • #7
              QUOTE(Ohio Blues @ Nov 3 2005, 12:02 PM) Quoted post

              Wouldn't it be more-so? Gut-busting, get it? [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif[/img]
              [/b][/quote]
              Thanks for being man enough to make that joke. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img]

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              • #8
                Michael Moore invested in a mutual fund that happened to have added those stocks into their portfolio after the fact. When Moore was informed of their presence in his mutual fund, he pulled out.

                The non-union restaurant and hotel operations of Nancy Pelosi? What FAR52 doesn't want you to know is that fewer than .45% (less than one percent, in other words) of all hotel and restaurant workers are union nowadays--and of that small percentage, almost all are hotel workers, not restaurants. The unions in that industry died when it became apparent that collecting union dues via payroll deduction on workers earning 2.01/hr plus tips was not going to be a viable way to keep a union funded.

                As for Hillary, how dare she be a good mother. Fucking bitch.

                Al Franken's book is #1 on the bestseller charts, The President's approval rating is a Nixon-esque 35%, and this is the best the Wingnut Right can come up with? Fucking sad.
                I like cheese.

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                • #9
                  QUOTE(Moon Man @ Nov 3 2005, 12:00 PM) Quoted post

                  QUOTE(Airshark @ Nov 3 2005, 11:58 AM) Quoted post

                  QUOTE(Moon Man @ Nov 3 2005, 12:55 PM) Quoted post

                  QUOTE
                  Hillary, for her part, has written and spoken extensively about the right of children to make major decisions regarding their own lives.


                  But she barred 13-year-old daughter Chelsea from getting her ears pierced and forbid the teen from watching MTV or HBO. [/b][/quote]

                  This guy's a regular Woodward and Bersntein rolled into one.

                  Moon
                  [/b][/quote]

                  The info about Michael Moore is interesting, tho. I feel even better in my loathing of him than I did previously.
                  [/b][/quote]

                  It is gut-busting to think that Moore owned stock in Halliburton.

                  Moon
                  [/b][/quote]

                  I can attest from personal experience that there's only one way to crash a shareholder meeting.
                  Damn these electric sex pants!

                  26+31+34+42+44+46+64+67+82+06 = 10

                  Bring back the death penalty for corporations!

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                  • #10
                    QUOTE
                    Michael Moore invested in a mutual fund that happened to have added those stocks into their portfolio after the fact. When Moore was informed of their presence in his mutual fund, he pulled out.[/b][/quote]

                    Well, that does make more sense. I mean, fund managers are free to pick up whatever they want. Tough to track that stuff on a daily basis.

                    Moon

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                    • #11
                      What's the over/under on Peter Schweizer appearances on Fox News?

                      I say 25.
                      The Dude abides.

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                      • #12
                        From Publishers Weekly
                        Working with a broadly inclusive pantheon of "the Left" that places Ralph Nader and Barbra Streisand on equal footing with Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, Schweizer (The Bushes: Portrait of a Dynasty) suggests that liberalism's heroes conduct their lives in ways that prove their philosophy to be "ultimately self-defeating, self-destructive, and unworkable." While acknowledging that conservatives can be high-profile hypocrites as well, Schweizer employs a double standard, arguing that "when conservatives betray their publicly stated principles, they harm only themselves and their families," but when liberals misbehave, they harm their principles first and foremost. Sometimes his research uncovers significant contradictions, as when Schweizer points out that Noam Chomsky, who tends to demonize the military establishment, wrote his first book, Syntactic Structures, with grants from the U.S. Army, the Air Force and the Office of Naval Research. But many of his charges are egregiously hyperbolic, as when he suggests that Cornel West is a "segregationist" because he bought a home in a largely Caucasian suburb. Schweizer clearly knows the limitations of his argument, since he backpedals from many of his most damning statements in his closing remarks. For all its revelations, in the end, this volume reads less like a critique of liberal philosophy than a catalogue of ammunition for ad hominem bloggers. (Oct. 25)
                        The Dude abides.

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                        • #13
                          QUOTE
                          Hillary, for her part, has written and spoken extensively about the right of children to make major decisions regarding their own lives.


                          But she barred 13-year-old daughter Chelsea from getting her ears pierced and forbid the teen from watching MTV or HBO.[/b][/quote]

                          Yeah, I think the guy's reaching big time on this one.
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                          • #14
                            QUOTE(triggercut1 @ Nov 3 2005, 12:10 PM) Quoted post

                            What FAR52 doesn't want you to know [/b][/quote]

                            Like I really care. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif[/img] I posted this for fun Trigger -- lighten up.
                            "You can't handle my opinions." Moedrabowsky

                            Jeffro is a hell of a good man.

                            "A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel." - Robert Frost

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                            • #15
                              QUOTE(triggercut1 @ Nov 3 2005, 01:10 PM) Quoted post

                              Michael Moore invested in a mutual fund that happened to have added those stocks into their portfolio after the fact. When Moore was informed of their presence in his mutual fund, he pulled out.[/b][/quote]

                              If Michael Moore says corporations are evil and he doesn't invest in the stock market for moral reasons, what business does he have owning a mutual fund?

                              We don't need to go into their personal lives to find hypocrisy, you've got me there. Dianne Feinstein campaigned hard to reduce military spending and close bases. Then she whined like hell when the Pentagon chose bases in California to close.

                              I don't think anybody's saying this book is any kind of revelatory orgy, Trigger. It's just amusing. And in the case of Michael Moore, his hypocrisy shocks me not at all.

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