Civil war

 Posted by at 10:46  Politics
Feb 232006

What with Dick Cheney gunning a man down, George W. Bush giving our ports away to terrorist-supporting Arab countries and all the corruption in the Republican Congress, we haven’t been paying a lot of attention lately to what has been happening in Iraq. It seems that country is moving closer to all-out civil war by the minute…

Sectarian Violence Surges After Shrine Bombing

BAGHDAD, Feb. 23 — A wave of sectarian strife and recrimination swept Iraq Thursday after Wednesday’s bombing of a revered Shiite shrine in the city of Samarra. The interior ministry said that more than 100 people have been killed in the violence.

Officials in Baghdad, struggling to restore order, expanded an existing curfew in an effort to get people off the streets after dark and canceled all leaves for Iraqi security forces.

The process of forming a new government also appeared to be in jeopardy, as some Sunni politicians, protesting what they said was a lack of protection for Sunni mosques attacked overnight, said they were pulling out of negotiations with Shiite parties.

There were a great number of disturbances reported across the country Wednesday night and Thursday, too many to accurately track let alone verify.

Things are really going great in George’s War, aren’t they? You have to keep in mind, though, that this is the “liberal press” reporting. If you want to know the truth about how great things are going over there, you have to go read some right-wing weblogs.

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Horny Republicans

 Posted by at 11:56  Politics
Feb 212006

Those right-wingers love themselves some t-shirts! They seem to be now going after the horny teen demographic…

So much for “moral values.”

Today’s Bushism

 Posted by at 17:16  Politics
Feb 202006

“The vision is this – that technology will become so efficient that you’ll become a little power generator in your home, and if you don’t use the energy you generate you’ll be able to feed it back into the electricity grid.” — George W. Bush, February 20, 2002

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never really had the desire to become a little power generator – in my home or anyplace else. I definitely have no desire to be hooked up with the electricity grid.

All is well

 Posted by at 14:55  Politics
Feb 172006

Harry Whittington, the man gunned down by Dick Cheney on a private ranch in south Texas last weekend, has apologized for the all the trouble he has caused the vice president and his family.

In Texas, the 78-year-old Whittington stood outside the Corpus Christi hospital where he has been treated, telling reporters he was sorry for all the trouble Cheney had faced since the shooting during a quail hunting trip in South Texas…

Whittington, his voice raspy but strong, said the past weekend encompassed ”a cloud of misfortune and sadness.”

”My family and I are deeply sorry for everything Vice President Cheney and his family have had to deal with,” he said.

All is now well with the world. You may return to whatever it was you were doing.

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Today’s funny headline

 Posted by at 16:26  Politics
Feb 162006

Bush Approves Cheney’s Handling of Mishap

Of course he does. If he didn’t, Mr. Cheney would probably fire him.

Bush recounted Cheney’s explanation of the accident. “He heard a bird flush and he turned and pulled the trigger and saw his friend get wounded,” the president said.

Every hunter knows that when you hear something, you should immediately turn and shoot at it. No sense in wasting a moment to actually see what you are shooting.

This was a stupid accident that did not have to happen. I have no sympathy for the “trauma” that the vice president has been through. My sympathies lie with his victim.

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The right call

 Posted by at 15:42  Politics
Feb 152006

Dick Cheney talked today for the first time about shooting his hunting pal 78-year-old Harry Whittington…

“I thought that was the right call,” Cheney said. “I still do.”

You must know that the quote above is taken way out of context. Mr. Cheney did not say that he thought shooting Mr. Whittington was the right call. But, hey… I figure the Republicans do it so why can’t I?

There’s still something kind of fishy about the whole story, but we’ll never know.

Ha ha funny

 Posted by at 14:00  Politics
Feb 142006

White House Finds Humor in Hunting Mishap

WASHINGTON Feb 14, 2006 (AP)— The White House has decided that the best way to deal with Vice President Dick Cheney’s shooting accident is to joke about it.

President Bush’s spokesman quipped Tuesday that the burnt orange school colors of the University of Texas championship football team that was visiting the White House shouldn’t be confused for hunter’s safety wear.

“The orange that they’re wearing is not because they’re concerned that the vice president may be there,” joked White House press secretary Scott McClellan, following the lead of late-night television comedians. “That’s why I’m wearing it.”

The president’s brother, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, took a similar jab after slapping an orange sticker on his chest from the Florida Farm Bureau that read, “No Farmers, No Food.”

“I’m a little concerned that Dick Cheney is going to walk in,” the governor cracked during an appearance in Tampa Monday.

Very funny. Funny as a, oh, let’s say… heart attack!

Hunter Shot by Cheney Has Heart Attack

The 78-year-old lawyer who Vice President Cheney accidentally shot in a hunting accident suffered a minor heart attack this morning after a piece of birdshot moved and lodged in his heart, doctors said.

Doctors treating Harry Whittington said the Republican lawyer was moved back into the intensive care unit and will need to remain hospitalized for at least a week.

Ha ha, now that’s funny!

I’d put my sense of humor up against anybody’s, but there is something morally wrong with a country that thinks their vice president shooting a man is nothing more than material for jokes.

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Mixed messages

 Posted by at 14:27  Politics
Feb 132006

Scott Johnson of Power Line writes today about what he wants the Saudis to know:

I want them to know that the American people support the enforcement of America’s immigration laws, especially against those suspected of having a possible terrorist connection. I want them to know that when 15 of the 19 perpetrators of September 11 were found to have been Saudi citizens, the American people wanted the Saudi government to take responsibility for its role in the attack on the United States and take every action necessary to ensure that it never happens again.

It seems painfully obvious that Mr. Johnson has not been communicating with his dear leader, Mr. George W. Bush. Mr. Bush has a different message for our friends in Saudi Arabia…

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Bloody weekend

 Posted by at 09:31  Politics
Feb 132006

Quite a bloody weekend, wasn’t it? The Vice President of the United States shot a 78 year old man. The victim is now in intensive care and his condition is reported as “very stable.” There is some question, however, about how stable he was before the shooting. After all, he was a Republican who had contributed to both Bush/Cheney campaigns. Whether or not he will stay a Republican remains to be seen.

Questions have arisen as to the timeline of the shooting. Why did more than 18 hours elapse before the citizens of the United States were informed that their Vice President had shot a man?