Is it a prerequisite to becoming a Republican politician that you have to promise to use whichever office you hold for personal gain? Seriously, folks; even the technically "not crooked" Republicans are all about funneling your tax money to rich people who don’t need it. Yes, I know… members of
The only thing worse than paying for things you don’t want, is paying for them twice… From: Energy Bill Aids the Expansion Plans of Atomic Power Plants – New York Times. A one-sentence provision buried in the Senate’s recently passed energy bill, inserted without debate at the urging of the
You know, I would never do an advertisement for Tom DeLay, or Newt Gingrich, and if Rudy Giuliani asked me to do one, I’d laugh in his face. Not that any of them would ask me, of course. But let’s say they did, and offered me millions of dollars to
At what point do we finally ask for an accounting of all of the money that Bush has been given for the Iraq occupation? From: BBC NEWS | Middle East | Corruption ‘mars Iraq rebuilding’. The US agency overseeing reconstruction in Iraq has told the BBC that economic mismanagement and
Okay, can we please agree to stop them from doing this crap? There is nothing about a plan like this that makes any of us safer… From: The Raw Story | US/E.U. plan to database airline passengers’ personal information raises deep privacy concerns. While Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff calls
Sometimes, you just have to do the right thing. In the last few days, since I wrote my first piece detailing the case for impeachment, I have received a lot of feedback from both sides of the political spectrum, as well as a lot of people known for hugging
I used to be outraged by stuff like this. Now, I’m amused by the abject cluelessness of the wingnut leadership. "Comedian" Rush Limbaugh (Keith Olbermann calls him that because it irritates the right. I don’t think he’s very funny, so I prefer Scumbag Rush Limbaugh) puts a lot of his
Since the Bushies think subpoenas are pretty much unenforceable pains in the ass, does this mean Mike can skip on his and tell them to take a hike? Not that I’m recommending that, of course. We liberals believe in the rule of law, and would never consider such a thing.
On how many levels is this just wrong? From: U.S. Announces Nuclear Exception for India – New York Times. Three years after President Bush urged global rules to stop additional nations from making nuclear fuel, the State Department today announced that the administration is carving out an exception for India,
Scooter Libby lied his ass off, and doesn’t have to spend a night in jail, his fine was paid for by someone else, he’s probably been assured a cushy lobbying job somewhere, and he’ll probably be pardoned before Bush leaves office. THIS is how you restore "honor and dignity" to
Gawd, I feel almost psychic. Read this carefully folks… From: Stock Market Tumbles, Dow Down 311 Points — Sell or Ride It Out?. The joy and jubilation that just last week sent Wall Street to record highs vanished today as negative news about the housing market and rising oil prices
by Milt Shook Hey you! Yeah, I’m talking to you! How do you think the economy’s doing? If you think it’s going great, raise your hands! Wow, that’s a lot of hands… guess it’s going really well, then, huh? I guess, because the government tell you how
Seriously, folks, how clueless is this government when the Chairman of the agency charged with overseeing the public airwaves has such a dismissive attitude toward the concept that everyone in the community owns the airwaves. From: Print Story: FCC chair: Fairness Doctrine not needed on Yahoo! News. The Federal Communications
From: 1600: Support a Local Legend. On Sunday, July 29th, a benefit will be held for a much-beloved Washington music hero, Tom Terrell. In addition to his music journalism and photography exploits, Tom turned heads and turntables at both the old 9:30 Club, and host of the Cafe C’est What?
From: Dems Wants Probe of Gonzales for Perjury. Senate Democrats called Thursday for a special counsel to investigate whether Attorney General Alberto Gonzales perjured himself regarding the firings of U.S. attorneys and administration dissent over President Bush’s domestic surveillance program. "It has become apparent that the attorney general has provided
I don’t know about you, but I am sick to death of these idiots telling us they love the troops. You simply do not go into two wars without beefing up the medical apparatus, in anticipation of the possible casualties. And you prepare for the worst, besides… And look at
See, this is the kind of crap I’m talking about, economically speaking. Check out the incredible financial doublespeak in this thing… Link: Ford Posts $750M 2Q Profit: Financial News – Yahoo! Finance. Ford Motor Co. surprised Wall Street Thursday with second-quarter earnings of $750 million, its first profitable quarter in
From: The Raw Story | CNN: Highest ranking general in jeopardy for Tillman cover-up. "A retired three-star general criticized for misleading investigators probing the controversial death of Cpl. Pat Tillman could be stripped of a star and face a decrease in retirement pension," Pentagon officials tell CNN. "Retired Lt. Gen.
I love Minnesota, but you have to wonder what’s in the water in the district that elected this loon… From: Think Progress » Bachmann On Her Trip To Iraq: It’s Like Visiting The ‘Mall Of America’. This month, Bachmann traveled to Iraq, and despite more GOP defections from Bush’s base
From: Panel Holds Two Bush Aides in Contempt – New York Times. The House Judiciary Committee voted today to seek contempt of Congress citations against a top aide to President Bush and a former presidential aide over their refusal to cooperate in an inquiry about the firing of federal prosecutors.