Saturday, April 01, 2006
That's the great thing about the Family Values crowd. Their secret desires are just a couple of clicks away. Of course, those desires usually take a back seed to their lust for power and greed. No wonder they are so confused about sex.
Friday, March 31, 2006
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice admitted today that the Bush administration has made "thousands" of tactical errors in Iraq . . .She didn't mention whether President Bush had said anything like, "It's all my fault. If I weren't dumber than dog shit, none of this would have happened."
Via Pacific Views:
Hundreds of deserters from the US armed forces have crossed into Canada and are now seeking political refugee status there, arguing that violations of the rules of war in Iraq by the US entitle them to asylum.Drink Canada Dry!
Thursday, March 30, 2006
A Bahamian government board's decision to ban the movie "Brokeback Mountain" has prompted charges of discrimination and censorship in the island chain.
There remains, though, the little matter of what was in Bush's gut -- not his head, mind you, but that elusive place where emotion resides. It was there, in the moments after 9/11, that Bush truly decided on war, maybe because Saddam had once tried to kill George H.W. Bush, maybe because the neocons had convinced him that a brief war in Iraq would have long-term salutary consequences for the entire Middle East, maybe because he could not abide the thought that a monster like Saddam might die in his sleep -- and maybe because he heard destiny calling.No report yet on exactly what is in Bush's head. That continues to remain a mystery.
Whatever Bush's specific reason or reasons, the one thing that's so far missing from the record is proof of him looking for a genuine way out of war instead of looking for a way to get it started. Bush wanted war. He just didn't want the war he got.
UPDATE - Friday morning: Greg Mitchell at Editor & Publisher reminds us that, back in the bad old days,
Cohen wrote that "only a fool" could doubt the president and the need for war.Apparently Cohen was against being a fool before he was for it.
Hat tip to Duncan for the link.
Joe Lieberman, George Bush's favorite Democrat, hates being called "Republican Lite".Okay Joe. How about we call you Republican Dim Light? Feel better now?Lieberman: This is one of the big lies that the people against me are spreading and I'm not going to let them get away with it.
In a letter in Thursday's USAToday, VisionAmerica mullah Rick Scarborough gives examples of warfare against Christianity. They consist of a film that supposes a religious totalitarian regime in a future America, and an ad in the NY Times suggesting that America is moving closer to a theocracy.
What a man Mullah Scarborough must be, to tremble in the face of such brutal combat. What a twit.
Wednesday, March 29, 2006|
Unless you're a wingnut running for Congress. Then you find somebody to blame, and you do it as fast as you can.
Then, the next morning, I see an ad at Daily Kos. John Hall is running for Congress. Send him some love.
Via Mark Kleiman:
As Lincoln said in rejecting the Know-Nothings (or, as they called themselves, the "American Party") and its doctrine of reduced immigration from Ireland, tightened rules for naturalization, and denial of voting rights to non-citizens:Read the whole thing.Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation we began by declaring that "All men are created equal." We now practically read it "All men are created equal, except Negroes." When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read "All are created equal, except Negroes and foreigners and Catholics." When it comes to this, I shall prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty — to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy.
"We're now down to the final four. Not college basketball. The number of people who still think President Bush is doing a good job."Bill has more in the Late Night Snark at Daily Kos. Go get your hump day chuckles.
That may explain why they seem fixated on really stupid stuff like intercepting less expensive drugs coming in to the US from Canada.
Your tax dollars, hard at work.
There are those who would say Tom DeLay lost his job as House majority leader because he was indicted by a Texas grand jury on charges of money laundering and conspiracy, or because of his extensive ties to lawbreaking lobbyist Jack Abramoff. But they would be wrong.Only a true dirt bag would try to hide his greed and lust for power, not to mention fraud, behind the robe of religion. And people wonder why Christianity is getting such a bad rap.
In fact, the Texas Republican fell from power because he is a Christian.
That, at least, is the view of Rick Scarborough, convener of a conference this week called "The War on Christians."
But let's face it. It's all about the money. As Millbank notes:
This would seem to be an odd time to declare Christianity under siege. A Christian conservative president has just nominated two Supreme Court justices who take an expansive view of religious rights, and religious conservatives are ascendant in a Republican Party that controls both chambers of Congress.Bad crazies.
But, as Scarborough knows, believers will be more motivated to go to the polls in November (and to contribute money to his group) if they feel threatened. And so his forum offered all sorts of books and pamphlets proclaiming dire warnings: "The Criminalization of Christianity," "Liberalism Kills Kids" and "Same-Sex Marriage: Putting Every Household at Risk."
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Senator Jon Kyl
District Address - Phoenix
2200 East Camelback Road, Suite 120
Phoenix, AZ 85016-3455
Washington DC Address
730 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-0304