Where’s the outrage?

 Posted by at 10:24  Politics
Jul 302005
 

John Hinderaker is all upset because we aren’t all outraged that some dude named Vladimir Arutyunyan threw a grenade (which turned out to be a dud) at some stage where George W. Bush was giving a speech this past May 10. He concludes…

Maybe the current political climate is making me paranoid, but I cannot imagine that our news services would be equally indifferent to an attempt to assassinate a Democratic President.

I don’t know who to put this delicately, so I’ll just come right out with it… there are losses and then there are losses. Some are easier to live with than others; some or easier to recover from than others.

Maybe John wants us to declare May 10 a national holiday or something?

Nothing happened, dude. It was a dud. Get over it.

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Short memories

 Posted by at 11:11  Politics
Jul 292005
 

Yesterday I mentioned how baffling the right-wing mind is.

Today I happened upon this.

Nancy Pelosi gave a press conference in which she accused the White House of bribing Democrats to switch their votes on CAFTA…normally, this wouldn’t be a problem, as Democrats have a long history of bribery to get things done…

Not only is the right-wing mind extremely gullible, it also appears to have a very short memory.

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Baffling tripe

 Posted by at 19:44  Politics
Jul 282005
 

I will be the first to admit that the right-wing mind baffles me to no end. How could anybody honestly believe that a man with no life experience whatsoever who has been handed everything on silver platters his entire life could ever make a decent president of our country? How could anybody honestly believe the lies we were told in the build-up to the invasion of Iraq? How could anybody honestly believe that the aforementioned invasion has made our country or the world any safer from the threats of terrorism? How could anybody honestly believe that anything the Bush Administration has done has been for the good of the United States of America?

How could anybody with even half a mind write tripe like this?

It must be very strange to be President Bush. A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can’t get anyone to notice. He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile.

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Doofus, through and through.

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Oh, great

 Posted by at 22:41  Politics
Jul 252005
 

What are they hiding now?

White House Said to Block Roberts Papers

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House intends to deny the Senate Judiciary Committee documents from Supreme Court nominee John Roberts’ work in the solicitor general’s office from 1989-93, a senior Bush administration official said Monday.

“They will not be released,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the decision has not been made public.

The administration is working on the release of other documents from Roberts’ time working for President Reagan in the 1980s, the official said. But it will claim executive privilege for materials from his time as principal deputy solicitor general – the government’s second-ranking courtroom lawyer – for former President George H.W. Bush between 1989 and 1993.

First, they refuse to release all the info they have on that Bolton character… and now Roberts?

Give us a break.

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Kicking back

 Posted by at 22:43  Politics
Jul 232005
 

Under the heading of “if you kick me I’m going to kick you back” we have this story from NewsMax.com. Keep in mind that NewsMax is a radical right wing website and that their source is a former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense…

The Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into whether Democratic Senators Dick Durbin, Jay Rockefeller and Ron Wyden leaked details about a secret “black ops” CIA satellite program last December in a move that may have seriously compromised national security, former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense Jed Babbin said on Saturday.

“The CIA made a request to the Justice Department to investigate and possibly bring criminal charges against these three [senators],” Babbin told WABC Radio host Monica Crowley. “My information is that investigation is ongoing.”

It really makes you wonder how far they are willing to go to bury the Karl Rove story, doesn’t it?

Former Deputy Undersecretary… isn’t that like the guy who sweeps the floors after everybody has gone home at night?

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Oops

 Posted by at 16:53  Politics
Jul 232005
 

Man Killed in U.K. Not Linked to Blasts

LONDON (AP) – The man shot and killed on a subway car by London police in front of horrified commuters had nothing to do with this month’s bombings on the city’s transit system, police said Saturday in expressing their regrets. They identified the man as Jean Charles de Menezes, a 27-year-old Brazilian citizen.

A day earlier, the police commissioner said the man was “directly linked” to Thursday’s attacks, in which bombs on three subway trains and a bus failed to detonate properly. No one was injured.

“For somebody to lose their life in such circumstances is a tragedy and one that the Metropolitan Police Service regrets,” a police spokesman said on customary condition of anonymity.

The man was shot Friday at a subway station in the south London neighborhood of Stockwell. Witnesses said he was wearing a heavy padded coat when police chased him into a subway car, pinned him to the ground and shot him in the head and torso.

Just as Iraq had no connection to 9/11. The difference, it seems, between the United States and Great Britain is that Great Britain is willing to admit its mistakes. Sometimes.

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Patriot

 Posted by at 11:21  Politics
Jul 222005
 

The Rubber Stamp Branch of the Bush White House (also known as the United States House of Representatives) has voted to extend the so-called Patriot Act.

billmon does an excellent job of reminding us of the freedoms and liberties we are giving up.

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