This is a Good Start…

From  2 Bush Aides to Face Contempt Citations – The Huffington Post. Heading toward a separation-of-powers showdown, House Democrats prepared contempt of Congress citations against two White House aides who have refused to comply with subpoenas for information on the abrupt firings of federal prosecutors. The White House has said

Who Didn’t See This One Coming?

From Lender Sees Mortgage Woes for ‘Good’ Risks – New York Times. Countrywide Financial, the nation’s largest mortgage lender, said yesterday that more borrowers with good credit were falling behind on their loans and that the housing market might not begin recovering until 2009 because of a decline in house

At Least One Republican is in Deep Mitt…

Does this one even need comment? Link: Mitt Catches S**t Over Hillary-Bashing Sign – Not everyone is a fan of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, but comparing them to one of the most dastardly pieces of human excrement of all time — that might be bit much. Especially for

But his Head Was in Too Deep to…

From the AP: 5 Polyps Removed From Bush’s Colon Doctors removed five small growths from President Bush ‘s colon Saturday after he temporarily transferred the powers of his office to Vice President Dick Cheney under the rarely invoked 25th Amendment. The polyps, extra tissue growing inside the large intestine, were

McConnell Inadvertently Confirms Bushies’ Torture Regimen

Seriously, is everyone in the Bush Administration just the dumbest form of human ever created? This is what Bush’s National "Intelligence" Director (an ironic title if there ever was one!) said about the Bushies’ approach to torture: This is from an AP story, Spy Chief McConnell Defends Tactics:. The nation’s

Capitol Police Have a Double Standard…

Capitol Hill Police and the Fraternal Order of Police have demonstrated a double standard when it comes to how they treat Congresspeople who show them disrespect. See, Rep. Chris Shays — one of those chickenshit Republicans who has taken a stand against the Iraq occupation (it’s NOT a war!), but

Senate Prudes Take Action Against…. Bad words?

So,let’s get this straight. These schmucks can’t pass a bill to stop the massive killing of our troops and innocent Iraqi citizens. They can’t pass a bill to address the 12 million immigrants who are here illegally. They can’t find the political will to fix a health care system that’s

You Call Glenn Beck’s Crap CNN Headline NEWS?

On his Thursday night CNN Headline News crapfest, Glenn Beck (ironically, during a segment called "Real Story") brought on some guy whose seeming purpose in life is to shill for the nuclear power industry. (He’s not, which we’ll get to a bit later on…) He started off with the basic

And CBS Wonders Why It’s in Last Place??

Here is an interesting item, courtesy of media Matters, that is the quintessential example of why journalists throughout the mainstream media absolutely MUST go back to fact reporting, and stop injecting their own analysis into every report. Look at this report from through  Media Matters : At one point,

How News Loses Credibility in One easy Step.

This is a horrible trend, and absolute proof that the people running cable news are all about short-term profits, and have no idea what their actual job is supposed to be. from The Hollywood Reporter: CNN’s Beck in bed with ad. In the first ever on-air pitch for one of

Bush Accelerates Contempt of Congress

See, here’s the problem, folks. The Bushies simply do not believe in accountability or oversight. They believe in the "emperor’ model of governance, and they are attempting to place more power in the presidency than it has ever had previously. Earlier this week, Bush asserted that the country was in

Stop This Whole “Helping the Enemy” Crap!

Could we please cut the crap with this whole "helping the enemy" nonsense? Apparently, every time you criticize something the Bushies do in Iraq, you’re "helping the enemy. The latest victim of these absurd allegations is that well-known troop-hater, Senator Hillary Clinton. Link: Clinton Hits Back at Pentagon Official –

Valerie Plame Again Gets Hosed: This Time by a Bush/Starr Judge

The dismissal of Valerie Plame’s lawsuit is an absolute travesty of justice, and it’s an example of a new trend right wing have begun to use, which I’ll discuss later on in my rant.   DC District Court Judge John D Bates, first of all, is a Bush appointee, an

Tucker! Man’s Man! Spirit Fingers! Jazz Hands!

From the July 17 edition of MSNBC’s Tucker (from Media Matters): CARLSON: Speaking of made up, Mitt Romney — 300 dollars for a make up company called Hidden Beauty. I would mock him, but I wear makeup for a living, so that would be hypocritical, so I’m not going to.

Un-Fricking-believable! A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by outed spy Valerie Plame Wilson and her husband against Vice President Dick Cheney and other top Bush administration officials. A judge threw out the lawsuit by ex-spy Valerie Plame Wilson and husband Joseph Wilson. Plame had accused members of the Bush

How Can Anyone NOT Impeach These People?

Executive Order: Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, as amended (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.)(IEEPA), the National Emergencies

No Haircuts, No Makeup… How About Iraq, Health Care and the Environment?

Okay, can we all agree that rich people running for president spending a lot for grooming is kind of a non-issue? From CBS News: Republican Mitt Romney’s surge to the top of the polls in Iowa and New Hampshire is unquestionably good for his presidential hopes, but by rising to

Don’t Blame the Democrats

See, this is the problem, folks. Democrats simply do not have the votes to get anything Senate Republicans don’t want to go to the floor. Link: ABC News: Senate Scuttles Troop Withdrawal Bill. Senate Republicans on Wednesday scuttled a Democratic proposal ordering troop withdrawals from Iraq in a showdown that