Monday, May 01, 2006

I left my heart.... In San Francisco

Bush DECIDES to not follow the law of the land. Criminal.

Bush challenges hundreds of laws:
"WASHINGTON -- President Bush has quietly claimed the authority to disobey more than 750 laws enacted since he took office, asserting that he has the power to set aside any statute passed by Congress when it conflicts with his interpretation of the Constitution.
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Among the laws Bush said he can ignore are military rules and regulations, affirmative-action provisions, requirements that Congress be told about immigration services problems, ''whistle-blower' protections for nuclear regulatory officials, and safeguards against political interference in federally funded research."
Bush didn't want an independent counsel to look at Katrina so they put together a bogus congressional committee. Ooops. Bogus committe says Bush sucks.

Katrina Report Rips the White House Anew:
"The bipartisan investigation into one of the worst natural disasters in the nation's history singled out President Bush and the White House as appearing indifferent to the devastation until two days after the storm hit."
Gleen Greenwald is becoming the voice of the fact-based movement. He has a new book out called How Would a Patriot Act. Buy it!

Anatomy of the "thought" process of Bush defenders:
"As much as anything else, Bush defenders are characterized by an increasingly absolutist refusal to recognize any facts which conflict with their political desires, and conversely, by a borderline-religious embrace of any assertions which bolster those desires. It's a world-view which conflates desire with reality, disregards all facts and evidence that conflict with the decreed beliefs, and faithfully embraces any assertions and fantasies, no matter how baseless and flagrantly false, provided that they bolster the mythology."
It never matters how much evidence arises demonstrating the falsity of these beliefs. They are not susceptible to challenge or reconsideration because they are the by-product of faith and desire and not a critical or rational assessment. They believe these things because they want to believe them, they have to believe them, because the whole world-view on which their identity and purpose has come to be based -- the brave, heroic President leading the great conservative nation in glorious, epic war-triumph over the evil Muslim enemy -- depends upon believing these myths. No facts can shake these beliefs because they aren't grounded in facts and aren't the by-product of rationality.
This intellectually corrupt syndrome goes back a long way and has been festering for a long time. Nuggets of deceitful, fact-free fantasy get planted in some cesspool like Drudge and then mindless followers who want to believe it start repeating it as fact, and then it gets ossified forever as conventional wisdom and can never be dislodged from their minds. That's how Al Gore came to "claim that he invented the Internet," how Howard Dean became a far left radical pacifist, how Jessica Lynch had a heroic shoot-out with Al Qaeda and was then rescued by gun-blazing Marines, how produced commercials saying that Bush was Hitler, how Saddam funded Al Qaeda and personally participated in the planning of 9/11. It's even how the lesbian, Hillary, killed Vince Foster in order to ensure that their affair (or whitewater crimes or drug-running landing strip) would be kept quiet and, to this day, it's how Bill Clinton was a wildly unpopular president.
Please, please, please, Al....

Will Gore Challenge Hillary in 2008?:
"“This guy is running the best campaign I’ve seen for president."
Film documenting Golden Gate Bridge suicides premieres:
"Always alone, they pace, hang their heads, linger just a bit too long. Some cry, jam hands into pockets, pull jackets tighter around them. They remove sunglasses, backpacks and purses.

And with traffic and tourists rushing past, they climb over the four-foot railing and jump off the Golden Gate Bridge."

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