Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Heart ons and Mindlessness

Fredo has left the building.... or has he?

Maybe he doesn't recall?

Daily Kos: Gonzales Does Not Remember Resigning:

"Washington, Aug. 27 (crAP) -- Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, five minutes after having submitted his resignation to President George W. Bush, was asked by a passer-by whether the rumor was true that he had resigned. 'I have no memory of having submitted such a letter or of having any conversation with the President about anything at all,' Mr. Gonzales replied. The former Attorney General immediately returned to his office at the Department of Justice, though he could not remember what he was supposed to do there."
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Why does Rove leave one week and Fredo leave the next? Could it be a little something called oversight? Hmmm? Maybe a little check and a little balance? Hmm, hmmm?

Yeah, something is amiss.

Fired attorney: Rove, Gonzales resignations 'absolutely linked':

"Like President Bush's top political adviser, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales resigned to avoid encroaching Congressional investigations, a fired federal prosecutor said Monday. During an appearance on CNN, former US Attorney David Iglesias said Gonzales's resignation is 'absolutely linked with Karl Rove leaving two weeks ago,' and speculated the two resigned 'for the same reason': Congressional investigators closing in on their suspected roles in the attorney-firing scandal. 'This is what happens when there is not check and balance' under a Republican-controlled Congress and White House 'and all of a sudden you have a new sheriff in town - so to speak - that wants answers to hard questions.'"
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What the hell is it with Republicans and anonymous, public-bathroom, gay sex prostitution?

Its like a dog with cat shit.

We should call it "Getting your Republican On".

GOP Senator Larry Craig arrested in 'bathroom incident':

"According to Roll Call (subscription required) Idaho GOP Senator Larry Craig was arrested in June in a Minnesota airport public bathroom during an investigation into 'lewd conduct' in the facility."

But he's not gay and it was all a big misunderstanding, right?

Here's what Craig said about Bill Clinton (Democrat who likes the ladies) back in the day.

Election Central | Talking Points Memo:

"MR. RUSSERT: Larry Craig, would you want the last word from the Senate be an acquittal of the president and no censure?
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SEN. CRAIG: Well, I don't know where the Senate's going to be on that issue of an up or down vote on impeachment, but I will tell you that the Senate certainly can bring about a censure reslution and it's a slap on the wrist. It's a, 'Bad boy, Bill Clinton. You're a naughty boy.' The American people already know that Bill Clinton is a bad boy, a naughty boy. I'm going to speak out for the citizens of my state, who in the majority think that Bill Clinton is probably even a nasty, bad, naughty boy. The question issue now is simply this: Did he lie under oath? Did he perjure himself and did he obstruct justice? And that's where we're trying to go now in this truth-seeking process."
"Bad boy, Mr. Clinton"?!?

Craig is practically masturbating in front of pumpkin head... I mean Tim Russert.

Damn, repression and self hatred and living in a closet and the heights of hypocrisy will f a man up inside.

Pretty sweet bigoted voting record you got their Craig.

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Not that there's a damn thing wrong with it. Been doin' it for years and years and years.

Gay Unions Sanctioned in Medieval Europe:

"Civil unions between male couples existed around 600 years ago in medieval Europe, a historian now says.

Historical evidence, including legal documents and gravesites, can be interpreted as supporting the prevalence of homosexual relationships hundreds of years ago, said Allan Tulchin of Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. If accurate, the results indicate socially sanctioned same-sex unions are nothing new, nor were they taboo in the past. “Western family structures have been much more varied than many people today seem to realize,' Tulchin writes in the September issue of the Journal of Modern History. 'And Western legal systems have in the past made provisions for a variety of household structures.”"
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Jeeeeeeez.

Armed guard found asleep at nuke plant:

"WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - A federal inspector found an armed guard asleep at a gate inside the Indian Point nuclear power plants but officials said Monday there was no security breach. ADVERTISEMENT The inspector spent two minutes trying to rouse the unnamed guard Sunday afternoon before the guard 'stood up and opened his eyes,' said Neil Sheehan, spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission."
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Ooooooy. Hearts and Minds, y'all.

Could it be any more apparent that the folks in charge have absolutely no freakin' clue.

US military regrets Afghan football 'insult':
"The US military in Afghanistan expressed regret Monday after footballs it distributed kicked off a storm of protest because they bore Koranic verses as part of the flag of Saudi Arabia. The US-led coalition on Friday dropped toys, including soccer balls, into the eastern province of Khost from a helicopter as part of a goodwill gesture aimed at winning over support from the local population. The balls showed the flags of several nations, including the Saudi standard. A few dozen people protested Friday near the provincial capital, also called Khost, saying it was insulting for texts from the Koran to be put on the ground and kicked. The resentment simmered on Friday. 'It's an insult to our religion,' said one man, named only Palawan, who was one of the protestors. 'They insult our religion and call it a gift,' another man, Gilani Sanizai, said. The coalition regretted causing any unhappiness, said a spokeswoman, Captain Vanessa Bowman. The distribution of the toys was part of a 'hearts and minds' campaign, she said."
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10 comments:

davyproctorboy said...

Great stuff. Larry Craig would make a very-Bush-like attorney general, if he is a lawyer. If he is not, who cares? Bush's only criteria are being a Bushie a "good Christian", anonymous sex notwithstanding...Boys will be boys.

JPW said...

Thanks, davy! Republican boys will be the exact opposite of what they preach.

Damn, I hate a hypocrit

Jez said...

You know, I'm all for being sensitive to people's religions. Uh, sort of. But it seems like the Arabs are just LOOKING for things to show others are insulting them. The scripture on a flag is considered sacred? Jesus, these guys are worse than the flag-waving mouth-breathers in our country...

JPW said...

Christains/Muslims are cut from the same cloth. Same/same in my book.

Not sayin' that there isn't good in both religions. Sayin' that I haven't seen any good in either yet and I grew up a Southern Baptist.

The world would be a whole lot better if folks would ditch the voo-doo.

ABAT said...

What is it with undercover cops and men's toilets in the States? George Michael, Larry Craig et al.

JPW said...

abat, I have no idea man. We can even take a semi public shit around here with out big bro knowing.

Hey, thanks for Flight of the Conchords. ;-)

ABAT said...

More of a fan of The Black Seeds (Brett McKenzie) myself, but you are welcome to have 'em. LOL.

Dude, I saw a show on NatGeo that had shit about helicopters flying 24/7 over NY and other cities doing surveillance and all the other shit that's gone down since 9/11 re 'security'. I thought you were the land of the free? From here it looks like that's being seriously eroded.

JPW said...

I'm checking out The Black Seeds as I write this. Nice groove to 'em.

abat, 9/11 changed everything (that's the bs excuse BuchCo pushes for seriously erroding our liberties here in the states). Actually, 9/11 didn't change shite.

Things are probably much worse than the American public even realizes.

I think your vision from afar is correct. Serious erosion going on here.

Lots of folks fighting back, though. Hopefully we can get the good guys in office next year to start repairing much of the damage Bush has done.

ABAT said...

You'd hope so fella. I watch Fox a fair bit down here (Sun Tzu - know your enemy) and they scare the shit out of me.
They seem so ready to use the old 'boogeyman' ruse (illegals, terrorists, gay representatives) - it reminds me of the old Cold War crap.
I guess if you're gonna have a huge military complex making bullets you've gotta fire a few now and then so you can make more of them.
My lady and I drove through Cali, AZ and Nevada in May 2001 and met so many cool people that it pisses me off no end when Bush and Fox and the like make Americans look like a bunch of intolerant bigoted wankers.

Take care bro. Truckers rule even down here in the land of the long white cloud!

JPW said...

FAUX news use to be scary, but the curtains been pulled away and now everyone understands what they are. They ain't a news service. They are the propaganda arm of the Republican Party.

All they've got is the boogeyman. It works for a while, but soon folks start to see that its all a load of bullshit.

As one of my favorite lines from any songs goes, "Living in fear is just another way to die before your time".

Yeah, the whole MIC is a problem. I'm not saying don't have a military, but do we really need to be able to blow up everyone in the world 50 times over?

Bush and his ilk are about to be pushed off a cliff and some sanity will return to the the U.S.

If not, I'm moving to NZ. Got a room to rent?

Seriously, keep in touch, ABAT. If you are in the states again look me up. Email is linked off my profile on the blog.

I'm seeing Patterson Hood this next Monday. I'll ask him to do a NZ tour and see if I can by his road manager.