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A tribute to Condoleeza Rice and George W. Bush who, despite voluminious evidence to the contrary, said, "I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon, that they would try to use an airplane as a missile," adding that "even in retrospect" there was "nothing" to suggest that" and "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees," respectively.
Thursday, June 30, 2005
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Software Doesn't Infringe on Copyrights: People Do!
Monday, June 27, 2005
First of all, where's the outraged response from Limbaugh, Hannity, Hume, Frist, DeLay and others for the revealing of an undercover CIA operative in an act of political revenge and intimidation by someone within the Bush administration like they feigned about Durbin and his comments regarding Gitmo?
Secondly, there is a valid argument about protecting sources which reveal the criminal acts of others so that they may be brought to justice. But that is not the case here. Here, the revelation was itself a criminal act tantamount to treason which puts us all at greater risk from nuclear proliferation.
Why hasn't Bush used his "impeccable instincts" to figure out who the leaker is? Probably, because he already knows.
Justice delayed is justice denied.
Sunday, June 26, 2005
Rumsfeld on This Week again tries to the "it depends on the meaning of “last throes” defense."
Saturday, June 25, 2005
Now, we have the Vice-President trotting out dictionary definitions of "throes" as in the Iraqi Quaqmire is in its last throes. The plain meaning suggests that the end is in sight and close at hand. Well, reality and the military commanders have a different view so the definition of "last throes" has to be adjusted to fit Cheney's alternate universe.
Then, we have the "intelligence is being fixed around the policy." This sounds as though the intelligence was being crafted to fit a preconceived determination. No, the meaning all the Bush defenders want to use is that the intelligence was being gathered to support the allegations not that it was being "cooked."
Fixed can be used in many contexts. For instance, you may fix something that is broken. Or, something maybe working perfectly well but that is undesirable. So we had our dog "fixed." Or, an election can be fixed. Don't really have to elaborate on that one. So, intelligence was "fixed." I opt for the definition about the dog. The intelligence being generated by the agencies tasked with such duties was undesirable. Therefore, it had to be fixed. Now the dog is shooting blanks. Much like the reaction we'll get the next time we tell the world we have proof of some nefarious actions by some rogue regime sitting on top of oil reserves somewhere that we need to invade to make ourselves safer.
So anyway, these are the people who want to be "strict constructionists" of the Constitution. I wonder which dictionary definition they will use to continue to fix the Bill of Rights. The Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Amendments already have taken a beating under this administration and the Fifth Amendment took another broadside in the recent Supreme Court decision about eminent domain.
The Bill of Rights purpose is to protect the citizens from the government, not the other way around.
Friday, June 24, 2005
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
An NBC News analysis finds 55 percent hail from Saudi Arabia
With 135,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, this must mean there's a shitload of Saudi's.
Oh yeah, and what about Poland?
Monday, June 20, 2005
What he's attempting to do is discredit today's findings by relating scientific concerns of 30 years ago, and by extension, infer that today's scientific consensus must be wrong, again.
What he fails to mention:
30 additional years of environmental observation.
Advances in monitoring technologies and techniques.
30 additional years of greenhouse gas emissions.
Advanced computer modeling available today.
But mostly he fails to make the logical leap that this reversal in scientific thinking isn't because they were wrong then, but because they're right now. This "reversal" from a new ice age to concerns about global warming is actually evidence that man's activity on the planet can indeed affect the whole planet. If you adopt the premise that they were not "wrong" 30 years ago, your conclusion is completely different.
We already knew that Will is ethically challenged, now it appears he's intellectually challenged as well.
Friday, June 17, 2005
You Can't Trust the Word of a Madman, you know!
Thursday, June 16, 2005
Sunday, June 12, 2005
Saturday, June 11, 2005
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has decided it's better, on second thought, not to keep $10,000 donated to his campaign by Maumee rare-coin dealer Tom Noe.
Last week, Mr. Schwarzenegger's chief fund-raiser said the governor planned to keep the donation but yesterday, a campaign adviser to the governor reversed course, saying he has ordered the money be returned.
It should also be noted that the political ad rewarding major donors with "product placement" is no longer being broadcast nor is it available at the promotional website www.joinarnold.com
Now, musclehead is going after public employee unions and trying to blame them for out of control state spending and Arnold's own inability to balance a budget. At a time when there's a critical shortage of trained nurses and efforts are being made to recruit and retain teachers, this bonehead decides it's wise to attack the unions representing these trained professionals. Trained professionals who typically don't command the same salaries as equally trained professionals in the private sector.
For Arnold's and the GOP's latest attack on free speech and the First Amendment, go to Arnold Watch by clicking link in r-hand margin.
Friday, June 10, 2005
Yet another instance where they beat up the opposition for their own F-up
BFEE Approach to Science:
ERASE - EDIT - ELIMINATE
Next thing you know, doctors will be treating their patients by photo-shopping x-rays. See, your cancer is in complete remission, just look here.
Wednesday, June 08, 2005
The only time his instincts are impeccable is when they tell him he can FUBAR whatever he wants with impunity from the media.
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
What he doesn't do is examine how the contrived energy crisis of 2001 has had a dampening effect on California's economy. We're still paying inflated prices thanks to Enron and the Bush Administration's failure to stop the rape of California.
The high energy costs also affect businesses, large and small. But what's he done about that. Has he demanded that FERC void the contracts which Gray Davis signed under duress?
Anyway, clearly visible in his new ad is a large Coca-Cola banner or vending machine. Was this intentional or was he just giving equal time to Coke after the freebie he gave to Pepsico?
This is a governor who has been bought by big business interests. Naturally he's going to attack public employee unions just like he's done with the teachers, firefighters and nurses.
It's about power and the attack on unions is a thinly-veiled attack on the financial underpinnings of the Democratic party just like GWB's attack on lawyers.
This is about survival of the two-party system.
Monday, June 06, 2005
Of the 700 estimated Iraqi's killed since the election, how many of them had a purple finger?
Does anyone actually think there's a plan to leave Iraq anytime soon with the construction of a multi-billion dollar embassy building and permanent military bases numbering in the double digits?
Saturday, June 04, 2005
"The allegations about Mr. Noe became public a year after we accepted his contribution," said Martin Wilson, a spokesman for Mr. Schwarzenegger. "As he was an active Ohio Republican Party fund-raiser and donor, we had no reason at the time to question his contribution and have no intention of refunding the money."
Martin Wilson should take a crash course in ethics. If you receive stolen property, it doesn't mean you get to keep it just because you didn't know it was stolen, or if you've had it for a long time, or because the thief who gave it to you was a well-connected member of your crime family.
Thankfully, we will be able to remove this stench from Sacramento in 2006. Otherwise, I suggest another RECALL.
Personally, I didn't care much for the charisma-challenged Gray Davis. He, however, would be preferable to this cliche' spouting, corporate shill and his brand of brigands.
Thursday, June 02, 2005
"I wish we were that smart," said Marty Wilson, Schwarzenegger's fundraiser.