Monday, July 10, 2006

Viva Italiano!

Excellent World Cup match yesterday between Italy and France. It's too bad that damn immigrants had to go ruin the day in San Francisco and large metropolitan areas across the nation with their celebrating, excellent food, colorful dress, contributions to the American fabric, hot women, contributions to the economy, giving dumbass white folk an opportunity to experience real culture, etc, etc. We should build a fence to keep them all out.

LA DOLCE VITA: ITALY TOPS FRANCE / Bay Area fans mob streets, cafes and parks to celebrate, commiserate

Bush is crying wolf in order to score political points. 2nd time in a couple of weeks Sickening and dangerous.

Sources say no serious plot for NYC, just hate chatter:
"One former intelligence field officer says, and two other CIA officials confirm, that the alleged plot by Muslim extremists to bomb the Holland Tunnel in New York City was nothing more than chatter by unaffiliated individuals with no financing or training in an open forum already monitored extensively by the United States Government, RAW STORY has learned.

“The so-called New York tunnel plot was a result of discussions held on an open Jihadi web site,” said Philip Giraldi, a former CIA officer and contributor to American Conservative magazine, in a late Friday afternoon conversation. Although Giraldi acknowledges that the persons involved – “three of whom have already been arrested in Lebanon and elsewhere - are indeed extremists,' their online chatter is considerably overblown by allegations of an actual plot."
Not surprising. The most secretive administration this side of the Kremlin. My tax dollars being spent to restrict information that I'm paying for and have a right to as a citizen. Thanks, Bush... you fucker.

Tax dollars to fund study on restricting public data:
"The federal government will pay a Texas law school $1 million to do research aimed at rolling back the amount of sensitive data available to the press and public through freedom-of-information requests."
It's almost like you get numb to it. Let's find the person with the exact opposite of the qualifications needed to run a government agency. Dudley-Do-No-Right.

Bush Nominates Anti-Regulatory Zealot To Head ‘Super-Powerful’ Public Safety Office:
"President Bush is expected to nominate Susan Dudley as the next head of an obscure but “super-powerful office that oversees many business regulations.” The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs holds sway over federal regulatory agencies like the EPA and helps set regulatory policy for a wide range of issues, from workplace safety to water quality.

The most recent head, John Graham, has “demonstrated consistent hostility to protections for public health, safety and the environment over his career.” And according to Frank O’Donnell of Clean Air Watch, Dudley “makes John Graham look like Ralph Nader.”

Nation cringes as the worst president ever continues long, painful slog to the end:
"Indeed, countless Dems were disappointed with Clinton's behavior during Monicagate. Many were ashamed that he would cheapen the office so badly by such trashy moral behavior.

But that was just a cheap little affair (our allies never understood all the fuss anyway). This was never the attitude toward Clinton's politics, his capacity to understand complex issues, his astounding political savvy. No one anywhere doubted he made the country richer, more environmentally conscious, more stable, more respected and admired. Clinton was globally adored not only for his charisma but for his contributions to world peace. Plus he could actually point to Afghanistan on a map.

What a difference a handful of years makes. Now, overseas, we are a joke. A threat. A toxin. We are considered reckless and arrogant and ignorant, dangerous not just to the rest of the world but to the overall health of the planet. No one anywhere understands how a man like Bush can be the leader of the Free World, stolen election or no."

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