Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Kick That Monster's Ass!

Ouch. The robots are developing their own analytical skills. Watch out, Republicans.

I got a feeling there is gonna be much more just like this....

GOP insider: Bush is 'Dan Quayle in cowboy boots':

Victor Gold, a friend of George H.W. Bush and the Cheney family, will release a book slamming the Bush administration entitled, 'Invasion of the Party Snatchers: How the Holy-Rollers and the Neo-Cons Destroyed the GOP.'

'For all the Rove-built facade of his being a 'strong' chief executive, George W. Bush has been, by comparison to even hapless Jimmy Carter, the weakest, most out of touch president in modern times,' Gold writes. 'Think Dan Quayle in cowboy boots.'"


Daily Kos: Matt Drudge caught with child pornography:

"Officials say that internet gossip site owner Matt Drudge has been caught with a huge collection of child pornography. Sources say called Drudge's collection 'gigantic' and full of 'revolting, absolutely illegal porn' involving minors. 'I can't believe the foul stuff this man had stashed in a locked room in his basement,' said one official."

See how safe Baghdad is now.

McCain Strolls Through Baghdad Market, Accompanied By 100 Soldiers, 3 Blackhawks, 2 Apache Gunships

Da-da du dum da-dum.... SURGE!!!!

"Sen. John McCain strolled briefly through an open-air market in Baghdad today in an effort to prove that Americans are “not getting the full picture” of what’s going on in Iraq.

NBC’s Nightly News provided further details about McCain’s one-hour guided tour. He was accompanied by “100 American soldiers, with three Blackhawk helicopters, and two Apache gunships overhead.” Still photographs provided by the military to NBC News seemed to show McCain wearing a bulletproof vest during his visit. Watch it:"

Oh, we're getting the entire picture, McCain. Seems like you're not, though.


Let's take a look at the goings on in the Attorneygate scandal. And it is a scandal.

Let's deconstruct one of the Conservative double-speaks.

Conservatives say 'voter fraud'. Conservatives mean 'we want to supress poor and minority voters who traditionally vote Democratic'.

The Myth Of Voter Fraud:

"But the notion of widespread voter fraud, as these prosecutors found out, is itself a fraud. Firing a prosecutor for failing to find wide voter fraud is like firing a park ranger for failing to find Sasquatch. Where fraud exists, of course, it should be prosecuted and punished. (And politicians have been stuffing ballot boxes and buying votes since senators wore togas; Lyndon Johnson won a 1948 Senate race after his partisans famously 'found' a box of votes well after the election.) Yet evidence of actual fraud by individual voters is painfully skimpy."

Why were these 8 USAs fired? Why did they all come from important swing states?

Justice firings are keyed to '08 vote:

"WASHINGTON -- Senator Edward M. Kennedy yesterday accused President Bush of using the Department of Justice to further his administration's 'right-wing ideology,' saying that veteran prosecutors were replaced by political operatives in key states to ensure that 'reliable partisans' are in place in time for the 2008 presidential election.
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Kennedy noted that the recent rash of firings among US attorneys put new top prosecutors in place in several presidential swing states, including Florida, Iowa, New Mexico, Minnesota, and Arkansas."

And who, praytell, where the attorneys replaced with?

Prosecutor Posts Go To Bush Insiders:

"About one-third of the nearly four dozen U.S. attorney's jobs that have changed hands since President Bush began his second term have been filled by the White House and the Justice Department with trusted administration insiders.

The people chosen as chief federal prosecutors on a temporary or permanent basis since early 2005 include 10 senior aides to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, according to an analysis of government records. Several came from the White House or other government agencies. Some lacked experience as prosecutors or had no connection to the districts in which they were sent to work, the records and biographical information show."

No other administration in contemporary times has had such a clear pattern of filling chief prosecutors' jobs with its own staff members, said experts on U.S. attorney's offices. Those experts said the emphasis in appointments traditionally has been on local roots and deference to home-state senators, whose support has been crucial to win confirmation of the nominees.




Anonymous said...

Gotta link to the cache because the original has been scrubbed.

Anonymous said...

jpw---What an insult to Dan Quayle! About this British boat in Iranian waters thing: The British navy has no more right to be in Iraqi waters than it has to be in Iranian waters. Brutally invading a country without provocation does not instantly give that country the right to be there. England (and of course the U.S.) has no more right to be occupying Iraq than Nazi Germany had to be occupying Poland, for example. Can you imagine if Iran had invaded and occupied Mexico for four years and was patrolling its navy on the edge of U.S. waters, and making war noises at the U.S.? But, of course, that would be "different", but tell me why again....I forget.