Tuesday, August 14, 2007

"Winning is Fun and Makes you Strong"

They'll say anything....

Bizarro world.


Honestly, I'd rather have Rove where I can see him.

Some interesting conjecture on Rove and what made him leave.

"Don't piss off the boys from Alabama, you know we won't let it slide...."

Daily Kos: Rove Done in by 'Bama Case:

So, just like Al Capone, Rove has been felled by the smallest of his peccadillos.

It's a story of intrigue, injustice and backroom influence peddling: The case has now attracted attention across the United States and around the world. Forty-four former attorneys general from across the nation—Democrats and Republicans—have petitioned Congress asking that a special investigation be undertaken to examine the now obvious gross irregularities associated with the case. Here is the case in a nutshell:"

More Bama malfeasance. It may be legal due to a loop hole but it ain't ethical.

I make myself laugh sometimes... like these people know what the word 'ethical' means. They know the 'profit', though:

Katrina Aid Goes Toward Football Condos:

"TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — With large swaths of the Gulf Coast still in ruins from Hurricane Katrina, rich federal tax breaks designed to spur rebuilding are flowing hundreds of miles inland to investors who are buying up luxury condos near the University of Alabama's football stadium.

Hey Democrats! What Atrios says:


"Winning is Fun and Makes You Strong One of the things Rove always understand is that. The most fun the Democrats had in this entire decade is when they stood firm on Social Security, not only refusing to support some version of the non-existent Bush plan, but also refusing to put up an 'alternative' so that some middle ground compromise could be found which was 90% what the president wanted. They defied the pundits, they stood together, they beat Bush and the Republicans. As Josh Green explains in his Atlantic Monthly article about Rove (no link sorry), out now at a timely moment, killing Social Security wasn't just a plan to kill Social Security, it was a key part of the plan to destroy Democrats. Miraculously, they didn't let themselves be destroyed. Sadly, they seem to have forgotten how fun that was. -Atrios 10:36"

The difference....

The Plank:

"Anyway, I thought the most interesting anecdote in the article reflected on President Bush, not Rove: Dick Armey, the House Republican majority leader when Bush took office (and no more a shrinking violet than DeLay), told me a story that captures the exquisite pettiness of most members of Congress and the arrogance that made Bush and Rove so inept at handling them. 'For all the years he was president,' Armey told me, 'Bill Clinton and I had a little thing we'd do where every time I went to the White House, I would take the little name tag they give you and pass it to the president, who, without saying a word, would sign and date it. Bill Clinton and I didn't like each other. He said I was his least-favorite member of Congress. But he knew that when I left his office, the first schoolkid I came across would be given that card, and some kid who had come to Washington with his mama would go home with the president's autograph. I think Clinton thought it was a nice thing to do for some kid, and he was happy to do it.' Armey said that when he went to his first meeting in the White House with President Bush, he explained the tradition with Clinton and asked the president if he would care to continue it. 'Bush refused to sign the card. Rove, who was sitting across the table, said, 'It would probably wind up on eBay,'' Armey continued."

Hey Wal-Mart executives....

China Toy Boss Kills Self After Recall:

The head of a Chinese toy manufacturing company at the center of a huge U.S. recall has committed suicide, a state-run newspaper said Monday."


Researchers develop bendable battery:

"WASHINGTON - It's a battery that looks like a piece of paper and can be bent or twisted, trimmed with scissors or molded into any shape needed. While the battery is only a prototype a few inches square right now, the researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute who developed it have high hopes for it in electronics and other fields that need smaller, lighter power sources. 'We would like to scale this up to the point where you can imagine printing batteries like a newspaper. That would be the ultimate,' Robert Linhardt a professor at the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies at RPI said in a telephone interview."

Extra botox, please.

New 'anti-wrinkle' pizza causes a stir with pie purists in Italy:

"A so-called 'anti-wrinkle' pizza created by a nutritionist in southern Italy has caused a stir, with pizza purists protesting against the desecration of the national dish. The 'primula' pizza is made up of three times the amount of fibre found in a classic pizza and boasts that it contains more magnesium and iron, thanks to its ingredients, including wholemeal flour, La Stampa newspaper reported Monday."

Tasmanian devil....

Teenage girl rushed to hospital after overdosing on coffee | the Daily Mail



Anonymous said...

Yeah. I knew there had to some huge reason for Rove's resigning. It did not make sense otherwise. But I am not sure how his resigning would help him in the Alabama case, other than maybe shielding Dubya a bit....The only people who seem to be keeping the Spiegleman case in full view are some on the AirAmerica commentators.

AAW said...

There's few bloggers in AL that are working on the story, too.