Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pants Wetters

Oh noes, me so scared. Why, lawdy, we can't try terrorist here in the U.S. Just think how it will sully our beautiful minds.

Damn pants wetters.

Daily Kos: �There's a Reason Republicans Are Pissing Their Pants:

"That the Republicans are Un-American in their desire to circumvent our own Bill of Rights is self-evident. That they are Un-American in their cowardice when faced with two-bit extremist thugs is obvious. That they lack any sense of decency in their attempts to terrify an unassuming American public is clear, but has been a mainstay of their party going back over half a century. But none of this explains why the Republicans have chosen to simper so pathetically over the prospect of a few terrorists going on trial.

The reason is simple: they're afraid that their own policies of torture and indefinite detention will get the terrorists acquitted. So, like a stupid criminal, they're upping the ante by doubling down on their original criminal idiocy."

Here's how a REAL American reacts.

9/11 Widow Kristen Breitweiser On "9/11 Terrorist" Going To Trial In New York City | Video

Cafe: "O'Donnell: Some of the victims' families of 9/11 have indicated that they're not pleased with this move to New York. How do you react to this?

Breitweiser: I think those families seem to be indicating a sense of anger or fear. And I think really, to be feeling those types of things, it doesn't fit my personality. I think that that's bowing to the terrorists. I think there is no better place than the Southern District of New York to be having these prosecutions heard. I think it's an open forum. And I think it speaks to the world that we are in fact a nation of laws. And frankly, I think, after eight years of the Bush administration we've got a lot of work in restoring our legitimacy to the rest of the world, that we are indeed a just nation that follows the rule of law."

Good. Glad to see ACORN playing hard ball.

ACORN sues Congress for defunding it; Group says Congress bowed to Fox News

Can't really snark any better than Kos does, so....

Daily Kos: Real election fraud, courtesy of Pennsylvania GOP:

"Some ACORN dude registered Mickey Mouse to vote, which is so much worse than this:"

Stunningly No Duh.

Book Review - 'The Ground Truth - The Untold Story of America Under Attack on 9/11,' by John Farmer - Review - NYTimes.com:

"But the commission’s efforts to reconstruct the tragedy itself were, at best, resented and, at worst, impeded by the sprawling defense bureaucracy and the Bush administration, both of which had much to hide. Even two reports by the inspectors general of the Defense and Transportation Departments, released in 2006, whitewashed government failures. Now that numerous transcripts and tapes have been declassified, however, Farmer draws on them to assail the government’s official depiction of 9/11 as so much public relations flimflam."

Perhaps nothing perturbs Farmer more than the contention that high-ranking officials responded quickly and effectively to the revelation that Qaeda attacks were taking place. Nothing, Farmer indicates, could be further from the truth: President George W. Bush and other officials were mostly irrelevant during the hijackings; instead, it was the ground-level commanders who made operational decisions in an ad hoc fashion. The memoirs of the White House terrorism expert Richard Clarke, which Farmer credits with good faith, make it sound as though a dramatic video­conference that Clarke led played a crucial role in organizing a response to the hijackings, but Farmer says that “this account does not square in any significant respect with what occurred that morning.”

Little Timmy needs some act right.

The Mommy Files : British think tank says tough love parenting is best


Definitely not safe for work, but an entertaining 10 minutes. Such a great show.

Also: Harvard class on 'The Wire'


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