Compassionate Conservatism Writ Large!

This is a short speech given by George W Bush yesterday. It was his first mention of the tragedy in Minneapolis the evening before. How inappropriate is this? Good morning. I just finished a Cabinet meeting. One of the things we discussed was the terrible situation there in Minneapolis. We

House Republicans Throw Pissy Fit Because they Can’t get Their Bigoted way

Check this out! The Republicans want to pass a bigoted bill that would violate the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution, so that they can appeal to their gullible wingnut base. There is no other reason to pass such a bill, because they know it’ll end up dead in court somewhere.

And Then the Bushies Lie About the Economy

This is just a crock in so many ways. But the rhetoric contained therein actually bolsters my argument, that our economy is built on a foundation of pudding; our ‘prosperity" is all smoke and mirrors. From: Reuters: Paulson says subprime woes contained U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Wednesday

A Breath of Truth — But Only One — How Long Before Adm. Mullen is Fired?

I guess it’s just startling when a representative of the Bushies tells the truth somewhat… From: Joint Chiefs Nominee Notes Toll on Military, Need to Plan for Iraq Drawdown – washingtonpost.com. Adm. Michael G. Mullen, President Bush’s nominee to head the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Senate panel yesterday

Weiner Savage: Did Democrats Cause Roberts’ Seizure?

You know, the wingnuts love to refer to liberals as "paranoid" and dismiss pretty much everything we say as being part of a ‘conspiracy theory.’ But for Chrissakes, folks, it just doesn’t get any loonier than this. Remember, this asshole has a national radio show, and a legion of wingnut

Shouldn’t We Fine the FCC for “Indecency”?

Want proof that the FCC is completely inept? For years, we’ve been treated to the spectacle of grown Republicans pretending to be offended by a one-second flash Janet Jackson’s right breast at the Super Bowl, and the "f-word" anywhere, to the point that the wingnuts have hijacked the FCC and

Another Republican (Alleged) Crook!

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

Nuclear Power Shoved Down Your Throat…

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‚Äôs recently passed energy bill, inserted without debate at the urging of the

US/EU Plan to be Your Big Brother!

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

Impeachment Follow-Up – It’s All About Principles!

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

Limbaugh Demonstrates Why the GOP is Toast

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

Bush Has Michael Moore’s Subpoenas and He’s Not Letting Go…

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.

U.S. Announces Nuclear Exception for India – New York Times

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,

F.B.I. Chief Confirms: Gonzo is a LIAR!

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

Stock Market Tumbles, Dow Down 311 Points — Sell or Ride It Out?

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