Saturday, July 23, 2005
Take a walk on the wild side and get in touch with your ancestors. It's the best quick and dirty view of human evolution I've seen.
And I hate to admit it, but I can't tell at this early hour if this Draft Condi in 2008 is high-concept satire or the real deal.
If it is for real, I'm going to dig out my Rice on Leadership piece from last year and publish it again. Party on!
I voted for George Bush in November of 2000 because I was promised a President who would bring a new tone and a new ethical standard to Washington.Okay, looks like we definitely got those new ethical standards.
So where are we? The President has flip-flopped on his promise to fire anyone at the White House implicated in a leak. We now know from press reports that at least Karl Rove and "Scooter" Libby are implicated in these leaks and may have lied during the investigation.
Instead of a President concerned first and foremost with protecting this country and the intelligence officers who serve it, we are confronted with a President who is willing to sit by while political operatives savage the reputations of good Americans like Valerie and Joe Wilson.
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
However, there are some Greenies who are willing to keep the fundie-fascists in power for another 8 years.
It's about time we stopped forming a circle to conduct a firing squad.
We are not lawyers and are not qualified to determine whether the leakersI guess these guys just hate America or something.
technically violated the 1982 Intelligence Identities Protection Act. However,
we are confident that Valerie Plame was working in a cover status and that
our nation’s leaders, regardless of political party, have a duty to protect all
intelligence officers. We believe it is appropriate for the President to move
proactively to dismiss from office or administratively punish any official who
participated in any way in revealing Valerie Plame's status. Such an act by
the President would send an unambiguous message that leaks of this nature
will not be tolerated and would be consistent with his duties as the
We also believe it is important that Congress speak with one non-partisan
voice on this issue. Intelligence officers should not be used as political
footballs. In the case of Valerie Plame, she still works for the CIA and is not
in a position to publicly defend her reputation and honor. We stand in her
stead and ask that Republicans and Democrats honor her service to her
country and stop the campaign of disparagement and innuendo aimed at
discrediting Mrs. Wilson and her husband.
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Bottom line: anti-Roe, anti-environment, and this clown only has 2 years of actual experience as a judge.
Send Paul Hackett some cash. You know he needs it -- he's running against a Republican.
I did, and I'm feeling better already.
By the way, this is a special election. The voting is on Aug. 2, so do what you can today.
Last month Wes Clark got a strong plurality, but there were a lot of voters who really weren't sure which way to go.
By the way, one of the more intriguing pairings that showed up several times in the post-vote comments was a ticket of Wes Clark for President with Bill Clinton as his running mate. Made me smile (and perfectly legal as I read the Constitution).
Monday, July 18, 2005
Thanks for stopping by Julie, Wanda, Jess, Mike, Lisa Marie, the Fed guy in Alsaka, the person on the Tufts system who isn't allowed to leave any bookmarks so you have to Google Rain Storm every day, Ed, Mary, Billmon, Kim, and others I dare not mention because they choose to remain mysterious.
Keep comin' back.