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Cooley Hurd Afterward - Archives
Posted by Cooley Hurd in General Discussion
Sun Dec 11th 2011, 12:42 PM
There a paperclip, or a few pennies laying on the barren floor. The walls sport their original paint only in small squares, where pictures once hung. The place still smells like "us", even though everything we are has been moved into the new house.

I see the ghosts of DUers long since gone saying one last goodbye as I turn off the lights and close the door on DU2.

I hope the new place has good water pressure.
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Posted by Cooley Hurd in General Discussion
Sat Dec 10th 2011, 04:52 PM
Hi Everyone. Cooley here. Some might remember me, most probably don't. Well, I've decided, in DU2's final hours, to come back under my original moniker after a 3 year exile.

During that time, I underwent a name change - Dennis Donovan - and silently retired CH. And Dennis has been a pain in the ass ever since.

I didn't do this for any reason other than a personal one that has since faded in relevance. So, time to get back to being Cooley.

Mods, you can nuke Dennis if you want. He was a fine vessel and served me well.

On to DU3!
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Posted by Cooley Hurd in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Tue Aug 26th 2008, 07:33 PM
Notice the footwear:



Is he telling the PUMAs he's in solidarity with them?
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Posted by Cooley Hurd in General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009)
Tue Aug 26th 2008, 04:58 PM
NY Gov. David Paterson at the DNC Convention.
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Posted by Cooley Hurd in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sat May 03rd 2008, 07:32 AM
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/2008/05/...

MICHAEL GORMLEY
AP News

May 02, 2008 19:17 EST

Gov. David Paterson said Friday that he revealed his past marital affairs once he took office in part because he had heard that a rogue group of state police was investigating politicians.

Paterson said that he had no proof, but that "over 10" lawmakers from both parties statewide told him about traffic stops and leaks by police to news organizations about brushes with the law.

"I don't know that that's actually the case. These are things that are said to me," the Democrat told reporters after his initial comments on a radio show earlier in the day.

"That was also on my mind when I made my own personal revelations," Paterson told WFAN-AM sports radio in Manhattan. "There was obviously an element in the police force and it wasn't Republican or Democrat, it was just out-of-control people who had power that were clearly monitoring a lot of the elected officials, and I was kind of afraid of leaks of inaccurate information about something, and that was another thing that pushed me to speak."


and...

But on Friday, Paterson said he also knew about the supposed rogue troopers. Paterson has requested an investigation by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on whether state police were keeping tabs on elected officials.

"He found enough unusual circumstances to look into it," Paterson said.

State police spokesman Lt. Glenn Miner said Friday state police would cooperate fully.
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Posted by Cooley Hurd in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Thu Jan 17th 2008, 03:14 PM
LOOK close!



Check out Skinner's crazy muttonchops!
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Posted by Cooley Hurd in Political Videos
Sat May 05th 2007, 02:05 PM
...roughly 25 seconds into it, the LAPD beat a young boy with their batons.
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Posted by Cooley Hurd in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Thu Mar 22nd 2007, 07:42 AM
"...that we're out of time, probably half of them are your people..."

Tony Snow: "Sorry 'bout that."

Um, why are WH people on Soledad's earpiece (presumably in the director's booth)? Operation Mockingbird, v 2.0?

I TiVo'd it to confirm what I heard - I'll try to post it later. That was a very REMARKABLE exchange! I have to give props to Soledad, at least she was pretty tough on Snow.
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Posted by Cooley Hurd in General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007)
Sat Dec 30th 2006, 09:59 AM

Every day he sits on his ranch, mulling over the options on what to do next in Iraq, men and women are dying.

The ISG Report came out on 12/6/06. Since then, 87 of our troops have been killed.

This is what 87 dead servicemen look like, Mr. President:

http://icasualties.org/oif/prdDetails.aspx...

30-Dec-2006 1 | US: 1 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US NAME NOT RELEASED YET Baghdad (southwest part) Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US NAME NOT RELEASED YET Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire
29-Dec-2006 2 | US: 2 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US NAME NOT RELEASED YET Baghdad Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
28-Dec-2006 5 | US: 4 | UK: 1 | Other: 0
US Corporal Christopher E. Esckelson Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire
US Lance Corporal Nicholas A. Miller Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire
US Lance Corporal William D. Spencer Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire
UK NAME NOT RELEASED YET Basra - Basrah Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US NAME NOT RELEASED YET Baghdad (north of) Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
27-Dec-2006 9 | US: 7 | UK: 0 | Other: 2
US Sergeant Edward W. Shaffer Ramadi - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US NAME NOT RELEASED YET Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire
US Private Clinton T. McCormick Baghdad Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US NAME NOT RELEASED YET Baghdad Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US NAME NOT RELEASED YET Baghdad Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Lance Corporal William C. Koprince Jr. Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire
LAT dižkareivis Vitalijs Vasiljevs Diwaniyah (near) - Qadisiyah Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
LAT dižkareivis Gints Bleija Diwaniyah (near) - Qadisiyah Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Specialist Douglas L. Tinsley Baghdad (South of) - Babil Non-hostile - vehicle rollover
26-Dec-2006 6 | US: 6 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Specialist Joseph A. Strong Baghdad (South of) - Babil Non-hostile - vehicle rollover
US NAME NOT RELEASED YET Baghdad (northwest of) Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US NAME NOT RELEASED YET Baghdad (northwest of) Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US NAME NOT RELEASED YET Baghdad (northwest of) Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Corporal Joshua M. Schmitz Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire
US Sergeant John T. Bubeck Baghdad Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
25-Dec-2006 7 | US: 7 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Captain Hayes Clayton Balad - Salah ad Din Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Sergeant 1st Class Dexter E. Wheelous Baghdad Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Sergeant Jae S. Moon Baghdad Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Private Eric R. Wilkus Landstuhl Reg. Med. Ctr. - Baghdad Non-hostile
US Specialist Aaron L. Preston Baghdad Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Private 1st Class Andrew H. Nelson Baghdad Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Sergeant Jason C. Denfrund Baghdad Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
24-Dec-2006 2 | US: 2 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Private Evan A. Bixler Hit - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire - indirect fire
US Lance Corporal Stephen L. Morris Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
23-Dec-2006 7 | US: 7 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Specialist Michael J. Crutchfield Balad (Camp Anaconda) - Salah ad Din Non-hostile
US Specialist John Barta Buhritz - Diyala Hostile - hostile fire - indirect fire
US Specialist Chad J. Vollmer Salman Pak - Babil Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Private 1st Class Wilson A. Algrim Salman Pak - Babil Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Private Bobby Mejia II Salman Pak - Babil Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Sergeant Curtis L. Norris Baghdad Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Specialist Elias Elias Baghdad (southwest of) Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
22-Dec-2006 1 | US: 1 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Specialist Joshua D. Sheppard Baghdad Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire
21-Dec-2006 4 | US: 4 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Lance Corporal Fernando S. Tamayo Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire
US Lance Corporal Ryan J. Burgess Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire
US Lance Corporal Ryan L. Mayhan Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire
US Hospitalman Kyle A. Nolen Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire
20-Dec-2006 4 | US: 4 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Lance Corporal Myles Cody Sebastien Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire
US Specialist Scott D. Dykman Baghdad Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Staff Sergeant Jacob G. McMillan Baghdad Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire, IED
US Specialist Robert J. Volker Baghdad Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
19-Dec-2006 2 | US: 2 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Specialist Andrew P. Daul Hit - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Corporal Joshua D. Pickard Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire
18-Dec-2006 2 | US: 2 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Captain Kevin M. Kryst Al Anbar Province Hostile - hostile fire - mortar attack
US Staff Sergeant Brian L. Mintzlaff Taji - Baghdad Non-hostile - vehicle rollover
17-Dec-2006 1 | US: 1 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Private 1st Class Seth M. Stanton Taji (Died in Balad) - Baghdad Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
16-Dec-2006 4 | US: 4 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Lance Corporal Nick J. Palmer Fallujah - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire - sniper fire
US Private 1st Class Joe L. Baines Taji - Baghdad Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Staff Sergeant David R. Staats Taji - Baghdad Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Specialist Matthew J. Stanley Taji - Baghdad Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
15-Dec-2006 2 | US: 2 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Staff Sergeant Henry K. Kahalewai Brooke Army Med Center, TX - Baghdad Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Private 1st Class Paul Balint Jr. Ramadi - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire
14-Dec-2006 3 | US: 3 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Staff Sergeant Theodore A. Spatol Thermopolis Non-hostile - illness
US Lance Corporal Luke C. Yepsen Fallujah - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire
US Lance Corporal Matthew W. Clark Albu Hayatt - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
12-Dec-2006 2 | US: 2 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Major Gloria D. Davis Baghdad Non-hostile
US Sergeant Brent W. Dunkleberger Mosul - Ninawa Hostile - hostile fire - RPG attack
11-Dec-2006 4 | US: 4 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Lance Corporal Budd M. Cote Khaldiyah - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Corporal Matthew V. Dillon Khaldiyah - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Lance Corporal Clinton J. Miller Khaldiyah - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Master Sergeant Brian P. McAnulty Al Anbar Province Non-hostile - helicopter crash
10-Dec-2006 5 | US: 5 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Staff Sergeant Thomas W. Clemons Diwaniyah (near) - Qadisiyah Non-hostile - illness - heart attack
US Private 1st Class Shawn M. Murphy Baghdad Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Specialist Philip C. Ford Baghdad Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Sergeant Brennan C. Gibson Baghdad Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Specialist Nicholas P. Steinbacher Baghdad Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
09-Dec-2006 1 | US: 1 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US 1st Lieutenant Nathan M. Krissoff Al Taqaddum - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
07-Dec-2006 4 | US: 4 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Lance Corporal Brent E. Beeler Fallujah - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire
US Staff Sergeant Henry W. Linck Baghdad (South of) Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Specialist Micah S. Gifford Baghdad (South of) Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Staff Sergeant Kristofer R. Ciraso Baghdad Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
06-Dec-2006 12 | US: 12 | UK: 0 | Other: 0
US Specialist Nicholas R. Gibbs Ramadi - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire
US Lance Corporal Cody G. Watson Fallujah - Anbar Non-hostile
US Sergeant Yevgeniy Ryndych Ramadi - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Private 1st Class Travis C. Krege Hawijah - At-Ta'mim Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Specialist Yari Mokri Hawijah - At-Ta'mim Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Specialist Jason Huffman Hawijah - At-Ta'mim Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Sergeant Jesse J.J. Castro Hawijah - At-Ta'mim Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Sergeant Joshua B. Madden Hawijah - At-Ta'mim Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Captain Travis L. Patriquin Ramadi - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Specialist Vincent J. Pomante III Ramadi - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack
US Corporal Dustin J. Libby Ramadi - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire - small arms fire
US Major Megan M. McClung Ramadi - Anbar Hostile - hostile fire - IED attack


By all means, take your time, you stupid bastard!
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Posted by Cooley Hurd in General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007)
Fri Nov 10th 2006, 04:11 PM
...is that there is no single face. The face of DU is like the face of God - it's undefinable.

Marriage and heterosexuality are only two facets of relationships in general. Human beings, by nature, are pack mammals. Relationships between mammals should have no definition.

Freedom of thought should always be respected and protected, as long as it doesn't turn into something that infringes on the rights of others.

Abortion is a personal choice that should never be legislated by anyone.

The news media, by definition, NEEDS to be liberal - it's the very definition of a free and investigative press.

Mr Scorpio, I value your input - you are a voice, and a mind and a spirit. You and I are America.

I thank you, my friend, for your existence.
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Posted by Cooley Hurd in General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007)
Tue Nov 07th 2006, 06:06 AM
Ya know, it's not every day you get to shake the Big Dog's hand!

Here's some pics from a truly memorable day:

The last honestly-elected President arrives at the Warren County Airport:




Our next Congresswoman from the NY 20th District, Kirsten Gillibrand, speaks:





Introducing the Big Dog himself!









Our hero thanking supporters (he shook my hand about a minute before this pic )







Today's the day, my friends!

GOTV!!!!!

John "Brooks Brothers Riot" Sweeney, YOU ARE
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Posted by Cooley Hurd in General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007)
Sat Oct 14th 2006, 07:34 AM


NY-20: CQ: Sweeney Race Now A Toss-Up

By Greg Sargent
This one surprises us a bit, because the last couple of polls showed sizeable leads for GOP Rep John Sweeney, but CQ has now downgraded its rating of the race between Sweeney and Dem Kirsten Gillibrand from "Leans Republican" to "Toss up":

Gillibrand, an attorney and first-time candidate for public office, on Tuesday sent an open letter to Sweeney requesting he release information regarding police incidents earlier in his career, including an arrest for driving while intoxicated...

It was another step in Gillibrand’s efforts to tie Sweeney to the “culture of corruption” tag with which Democrats have been trying to bedevil Republicans throughout the 2006 campaign. In fact, Gillibrand was an early entry, issuing accusations as early as last January that Sweeney was joining lobbyists on ski trips while ignoring the district’s problems.
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Congressman Drinky-Drunk's in trouble!!!!





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Posted by Cooley Hurd in General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007)
Sat May 06th 2006, 09:24 AM
...at the same time?

http://www.ctrl.org/boodleboys/qclub.html



Well, now, isn't that quaint, both of the Bush administration's top-guns in the intelligence field, CIA-Director Porter Goss and the new Intelligence Czar John Negroponte are both members of the Fence Club aka Psi Upsilon at Yale. Psi Upsilon was formed as a pact between seven students at Union College in 1833:"We, the undersigned, having determined to form a secret society, and having some conversation on the subject, do now and hereby pledge our sacred honors that we will keep all that has been done and said a most profound secret''

Negroponte and Goss, both 1960 Yale graduates, are shown here in a photo from the Fraternity section of the 1960 Yale Banner, the university yearbook. Yale's Psi Upsilon chapter, the second oldest in the country, was founded in 1840. The chapter went out on its own in 1934 naming itself The Fence Club, after Yale's honored gathering spot. The Fence Club then became a local fraternity at Yale and was always featured prominently in the Banner. It was a very prestigious house at Yale and many of its members went on to become members of the Order of Skull and Bones. Prominent Bones members include Henry Stimson, Averell Harriman, and William H. Taft. Son of one the founders of Bones, WH Taft is the only person to have held both the US presidency and Chief Justice-ship of the US Supreme Court. An interesting comment from Psi Upsilon's own history: Our chapters became smaller, restricted to a select elite. Ignoring our roots as an academic literary society, Psi U became more concerned with a person's ancestry than with their friendship.
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Of course, it probably means nothing...

More weirdness at link.
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