Monday, July 11, 2005
Keep licking my boots, peon, there's still a little liquid rubber stuck to the heel.
I was just trying to craft a post on the underexposed issue that napalm is being used in Iraq
(article sent by reader labyrus) that had more meat to it than just,
"Read this! Napalm in Iraq! Is there anything these criminally minded
fuckheads in power won't do?" and I cruised a couple blogs looking for
inspiration and the very first one I clicked on was Hullabaloo and at the very top of the page Digby quotes the most asshattery, boot-licking bullshit imaginable from Powerline.
"The media feeding frenzy will, indeed, be massive.
But absent a serious claim of a statutory violation or perjury, it's
questionable whether anyone apart from liberal bloggers and other
pre-existing Bush haters will partake in the media's dog food. This
isn't a top presidential aide accepting an expensive gift, or engaging
in lewd sexual conduct. It's a top aide providing truthful information
to journalists in response to lies told to embarrass the administration
and our government."
Who Said This?.
Physicists everywhere will breathe a sigh of relief to learn that
quantum mechanics is no longer part of their domain:When we say, "a
physical basis for consciousness" we are forgetting that everything
physical is at the most fundamental...
Bush Now Exporting Fear To Other Countries
It's bad enough that SOB
King George has his own citizens walking around in fear, now he decides
to export it to Canada and Australia. From the World Conference on
Disaster Management in Toronto on Monday.Conference speaker Ty Fairman,
who has worked with the FBI investigating bombings and chemical attacks
around the world, said Canadians need to wake up to the possibility
that they could be... - canuk
And they wonder why we’re suspicious: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Robert
Earl, who destroyed national security documents during the 1980s
Iran-Contra scandal, is working as chief of staff to acting Deputy
Defense Secretary Gordon England, the Pentagon said on Monday. Earl
destroyed and stole national security documents while working for Lt.
Col. Oliver North during a secret arms [...]
Problems at the National Guard.
Here's the serious news:The Army is running perilously low on its
Reserve and National Guard soldiers who largely fill certain critical
support jobs, like military police and civil affairs officers and truck
drivers. Marine Corps reservists...
[ Political Animal]
Have You Forgotten?.
An excerpt from today's gaggle :
You stood at that podium and said that Karl Rove was not involved. And
now we find out that he spoke about Joseph Wilson's wife. So don't you
owe the American public a fuller explanation. Was he involved or was he
not? Because contrary to what you told the American people, he did
indeed talk about his wife, didn't he?This is starting to give me a
stomach ache. The way we liberal bloggers have been following this,
it's easy to see this as an enormous game of partisan "Gotcha!" that
we're all wrapped up in.
MCCLELLAN: There will be a time to talk about this, but now is not the time to talk about it.
QUESTION: Do you think people will accept that, what you're saying today?
MCCLELLAN: Again, I've responded to the question.
QUESTION: You're in a bad spot here, Scott...
... because after the investigation began -- after the criminal
investigation was under way -- you said, October 10th, 2003, "I spoke
with those individuals, Rove, Abrams and Libby. As I pointed out, those
individuals assured me they were not involved in this," from that
podium. That's after the criminal investigation began.
Now that Rove has essentially been caught red-handed peddling this
information, all of a sudden you have respect for the sanctity of the
Well, it's not.
I know that evoking 9/11 is a game that both sides of the aisle like
to play to smear the other side, but I honestly can't shake the mental
imagery of the last four years of bloody chaos. Usually my mind focuses
on two or three images at a time. This morning, for example, it was the
people diving out of the burning WTC towers to escape the smoke, the
grainy video of Danny Pearl saying "I am a Jew" just prior to being
beheaded, and the shredded double decker bus in London. Other times I
think about the gaping hole in the Pentagon or the photos that leaked
of row after row of American flag draped coffins. Whatever it it, the
message that's drilled into my subconscious is the same :
Thousands of people have been killed already, but there are still others out there who want to murder you right now.September
11th obviously effected everyone in profound ways, so I would never
imply that my grief and fear is something unique to one political
persuasion or another. But it still puzzles me when something this big only seems to generate outrage on one side of the aisle.
Right now there are people who want to murder as many Americans as
possible. It doesn't matter to them who their victims voted for, what
religion they are, if they're rich or poor, black, white, whatever. As
long as the bodycount is high, it doesn't matter who gets hit. The fact
that the WTC towers were financial centers was secondary to the fact
that hitting the largest buildings in the country at mid-morning would
maximize the terrorists' bloodshed. With these people wanting to kill
so indiscriminately, it seems that the best means to this end is to
make sure that we stop the spread of the appropriately-named weapons of
Yet here we are, almost four years later, and we've got a situation
in which we're 99% certain that the right hand man to the guy who's in
charge of keeping our nightmares for becoming a reality has been
undercutting efforts to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction. I honestly cannot understand why everyone who was effected by 9/11 isn't outraged about this. I really can't.
I don't know what's more frightening. Being kept up at night with
neurotic fears about mushroom-clouds and evil terrorists, or the
suspicion that the people who are supposed to be taking this fight
seriously aren't having the same nightmares. [The Talent Show]
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