* America, where we loves the unborn and simply cannot fathom why the born need healthcare.
* The upside to a theocracy is the lack of required thinking. Picture the vast hordes of free time.
* How can you tell when the shills have drained the topic well... when they start in on Clinton again while ignoring his unprecedentedly young post-presidential age and raging popularity. Imagine the outrage after 10 more years of him speaking... he'll be richer.
* Correction: Previously accusations have been flung from this website at the White House accusing them of being 100% unsuccessful on all fronts. Not so boys and girls... Bush's Middle East "policies" have succeeded almost prophetically and created the flypaper effect planned but not staffed for in Iraq. Kudos.
* Medved again... he's back, he's dumber and incapable of distinguishing fantasy rules from the rule of law. Countering his 10 Commandment screed might be entertaining and all, but a serious waste of time.
* Join Michelle Malkin in celebrating the close of the 4th full year of the Iraqi vacation we've sent our military on. Support your troops and shout down those who feel they'd be better off back here at home or redeployed in Afghanistan going after the Taliban and OBL.
Next time Condi.. or someone else makes a veiled or overt reference to WWII in relation to Iraq, remind them about the sacrifices the American people were asked to make, the rations, the conservation and most of all, the war effort built to ensure the front lines had what they needed.
MR. SNOW: Well, it's -- this gets you into part of the jargon. What happens is that if you also ask the commanders, when the time comes for deployment will you have readiness, and the answer is, yes. A lot of that has to do with whether the equipment is here or in theater -- the equipment is in theater for the most part -- no reason to sort of take stuff out and then put it back in. We're also in the process of seeking funding to continue to improve and replenish equipment. So the really important question is, do you send any forces into battle that are not fully ready, and the answer is, no.
At present, 15 of the Army's 41 brigade combat teams are in Iraq, along with two of the Marine Corps' six regimental combat teams. About 40 percent of the most modern U.S. ground combat equipment is in the combat zone, leaving troops back in the states short of tanks, armored Humvees, M4 carbines, grenade launchers, night-vision goggles, .50-caliber machine guns and radios, military officers said.
The "surge" of five brigades and supporting units will leave 21 Army brigades and four Marine regiments, each with between 2,500 and 5,000 troops, theoretically available for emergencies, Pentagon officials said.
In a crisis, U.S. military strategy calls for these troops to be airlifted near a combat zone and to take up prepositioned stockpiles of armor, weapons, ammunition and rations to sustain them in the first weeks of combat.
But those stocks have been depleted to equip troops in Iraq. That means that, in a crisis, troops could be deployed only to find there weren't enough tanks and machine guns and rations to sustain them in combat.
Much of the equipment now in such short supply is stacked up at military depots in a repair process that is taking far longer than planners had anticipated.
A Marine Corps AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter damaged in January 2003, as U.S. forces gathered for the invasion of Iraq, won't be returned to service until 2009, the Marines said. It takes, on average, 260 days just to move a piece of heavy equipment like a tank from Iraq back to the U.S.
WASHINGTON - Rushed by President Bush's decision to reinforce Baghdad with thousands more U.S. troops, two Army combat brigades are skipping their usual session at the Army's premier training range in California and instead are making final preparations at their home bases.
Some in Congress and others outside the Army are beginning to question the switch, which is not widely known. They wonder whether it means the Army is cutting corners in preparing soldiers for combat, since they are forgoing training in a desert setting that was designed specially to prepare them for the challenges of Iraq.
Army officials say the two brigades will be as ready as any others that deploy to Iraq, even though they will not have the benefit of training in counterinsurgency tactics at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., which has been outfitted to simulate conditions in Iraq for units that are heading there on yearlong tours.
* We will see tax increases. They are inevitable. They will be the result of Bush's war(s) and the GOP's inability to restrain themselves.
* Honest debate is key to a successful Democracy. It is not "playing into" Al Qaeda's hands, despite what the spokespeople who know the minds of terrorists tell you.
* Quality decisions cannot be reached by a Commander in Chief who's unwilling to reside anywhere outside the confines of the faux reality he's constructed.
* Failure can occur after success has been declared.
Shorter and sweeter than required by law.
1. Instituting a theocracy is the only way to win the GWOT.
2. Christianity is the true democracy, as long as you redefine democracy where the people don't have a vote.
3. Morals cannot come from within. We cannot behave properly without rules establish by an unseen force ~6K years ago.
4. George W., my love for you transends rational thought.
5. Iraqis weren't angered by treament within Abu Ghraib, they're upset about the sexual proclivities of their guards. Appalachian kink will be the ruin of us all.
6. I'm not homophobic, I'm a chick-banging, deer huntin', knuckle-draggin' lout who can't comprehend the possibility gay men might like my hobbies too.
While navel gazing and lashing out at those* that aren't well understood, are feared or appear threatening, Tony Snow remarked:
Tony Snow: Another sign of the times, my Blackberry just went off-
It was Davy Crockett requesting additional troops.
Yeah, Lamont wasn't good enough... hell at least you knew where he stood.
Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut told the Politico on Thursday that he has no immediate plans to switch parties but suggested that Democratic opposition to funding the war in Iraq might change his mind.
Lieberman, a self-styled independent who caucuses with the Democrats, has been among the strongest supporters of the war and President Bush’s plan to send an additional 21,500 combat troops into Iraq to help quell the violence there.
“I have no desire to change parties,” Lieberman said in a telephone interview. “If that ever happens, it is because I feel the majority of Democrats have gone in a direction that I don’t feel comfortable with.”
Asked whether that hasn’t already happened with Iraq, Lieberman said: “We will see how that plays out in the coming months,” specifically how the party approaches the issue of continued funding for the war.
2008's GOP covention... starring Joe Lieberman as Zell Miller.
Cheney also commented on British Prime Minister Tony Blair's announcement that Britain would begin withdrawing its troops from southern Iraq, calling it a sign of progress.
"Well, I look at it and see it is actually an affirmation that there are parts of Iraq where things are going pretty well," Cheney said in an interview with ABC.
Cheney said he had spoken with a friend who traveled recently from Baghdad to Basra and "found the situation dramatically improved from a year or so ago."
I don't know which is weirder. The fact that Dick has a friend or he's quoting said friend and what he's saying is, that the Brits did more with less in a shorter period than we... and are now able to go home and celebrate?
* The US has the worst issues with invoices and inventories in the Middle East. Between misplacing distributed Iraqi WMDs from the eighties, Reagan's arms trades with Iran and our recent uncontrolled surplus sales, it's no wonder they don't "follow us home"... we ship it to em.
* Britain, are they cutting and running or just better at helping occupied territories stand up?
* Could it be as simple as, us totally ruling when it comes to war but sucking at peace? Might we need to outsource?
* Interesting perspective on the choices available in 2008.
* Why pursue Scooter just over perjury and obstruction of justice? Ignore the Clenis argument for a second, focus on the possibility of a plea and the question, "who really leaked?". Scooter is layer one of a large and very rotten onion.
* What arrogance! Insisting NATO do more in Afghanistan? It's our fault eyes were removed from the ball in play.
* No one does more to elevant the importance of Al Qaeda than Bush. 3 cheers for the cheerleader.
* 10 reasons why 2008 is going to be entertaining.
I've pissed ALL over this country, why not here?
* Because with faith, science becomes unnecessary, thinking troublesome and facts, irrelevant.
* The Green Zone is for building and rebuilding only. The Red Zone is for Civil War.
Justifying bigotry, it's what we do, starring Michael Medved. This week's topic... Tim Hardaway and gay-free locker rooms.
The analogy is ridiculous, of course. There is no rational basis for discomfort at playing with athletes of another race since science and experience show that human racial differences remain insignificant. The much better analogy for discomfort at gay teammates involves the widespread (and generally accepted) idea that women and men shouldn’t share locker rooms.
Just as the differences between gay and straight men remain amazingly similar. Ah, yes, the half-cooked logic that all gay men are inherently shower rapists and can't resist a nice towel-wrapped set of buns. Right, forgot about that.
The ill-favored, grossly overweight female is the right counterpart to a gay male because, like the homosexual, she causes discomfort due to the fact that attraction can only operate in one direction. She might well feel drawn to the straight guys with whom she’s grouped, while they feel downright repulsed at the very idea of sex with her.
You insulting fuckwit.
there's more... but as Michael's deep fear of causing arousal in a member of the same sex overcomes him, the stupidity and unwillingness to see past the what for the who becomes untenable.
You're not going to get to the White House through emulation of your predecessor. Pursed lips and an inflexibility in your position is precisely how the current regime got the impression they could behave badly and get away with it.
Your vote in 2002 stunk, you know it, we know it and the world knows it. Suck it up and apologize or risk everything. Remember, it's partly due to this behavior that's causing Bush to lose the faith of his base.
Oh Dickie, the transition from White House consultant to freelance foot licker to Townhall ironist has truly diminished your powers.
Hillary has also opened the door to massive criticism by embracing "engagement" and calling for a Mid-East regional conference – obviously including Iran – to settle the war.
These positions put her at odds with those who see a nuclear Iran as threatening Israel's and America's future and who demand tough economic and, if necessary, military action to stop it.
How can you boycott or bomb a country and then "engage" with them?
Now I'm no fan of Hillary's but one cannot let the obvious go unprovoked. We boycotted Iraq and then bombed the livin' bejeezus out of those suckers before engaging them and look how well that turned out. According to the Republicans on the floor of the House last week, Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin and the other paid drummers tell us that's been a success. Even David Limbaugh's sure that the only thing that stands between the U.S. and winning in Iraq are the recently elected Democrats. If it wasn't for them, the war would have been won back in 2005... or something. That and they're not supporting the troops and unwilling to continue to fund the efforts already underway.
Why is it so hard for these people to tell the truth? Republicans didn't shut down debate. They did the opposite. They refused to allow cloture on the resolution because Democrats refused to allow consideration of other proposals. It is their way or the highway.
Republicans were quite willing to allow a vote on the Democrats' resolution if Democrats would have permitted a vote on the Republican's resolution pledging not to de-fund the troops in Iraq. But Democrats refused because the GOP resolution would have compelled Democrats to take a more meaningful stand and prevented them from having it both ways on the issue.
HCON 63 EH 110th CONGRESS 1st Session H . CON . RES . 63
Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That--
(1) Congress and the American people will continue to support and protect the members of the United States Armed Forces who are serving or who have served bravely and honorably in Iraq; and
(2) Congress disapproves of the decision of President George W. Bush announced on January 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq.
Passed the House of Representatives February 16, 2007.
One-sided debate's are easier when you ignore the facts.
* If Bush woke up tomorrow, realized he could declare Iraq a success and remove our men and women from the field of battle, how many of his followers would declare him an enemy of democracy, accuse him of cutting and running and state, that his actions had emboldened the haters? Or... is the subtext that the only way we can ensure success is to suspend debate, accept the failure-esque results from staying the course and then somehow in a warped way, we'll magically win.
* The true 'Field of Dreams', when you build a terrorist, he will come. Every dead Iraq civilian has a brother, sister, mother, father, child etc who is impacted. Each of the previously tortured, has a story to tell. The expectation that after 4 years of being shocked and awed repeatedly, that we've built support among the citizens rather than opposition where none existed previously, is based on flawed logic.
* Military benefits, not flexible to accomodate the new family dynamics. Once again... supporting the troops hits another oxymoron speed bump.
"Now look what you've gone and made me do, I'm havin' ta use my unhappy face".
* Does Preznit "Can't Sit Up Straight" need a Constitutional refresher course. When did failures in Democracy get to a point where the Speaker of the House has to reiterate the finer points of the separation of powers?
* Do the dicks of oil lobbyists taste like bubbling crude or does it matter given the end result?
* By favoring the will of corporations over the workers, does it mean Bush is pandering to his base?
* Is there one, just one, truly meaningful success Bush can point to? Even attempts to provide temporary housing to Katrina victims has failed.
* Worst President Ever or Tragic Mistake?
* When Republicans insert false rhetoric attributed to Lincoln to support the war and accuse others of treason, does it make their point stronger and the nation healthy?
Cliff Notes to GOP Talking Points
Dear Troops in Iraq,
ps: we're still trying to keep democracy alive in your absence.
* Patience is all it's going to take with the Obama announcement. The closeted bigots will sloooowly start to come out into the light. Fox's already gotten a jump on the overt approach, it's the subtexters we're going to have to watch for.
* What if Jesus ran?
* History, the 50 cycle of doomed repetition. Nothing changes but the players.
* There's always a cost and it's always high.
* Is it as simple as a fear of educating the public to think for itself? In a world where TV is a one-way medium, is PBS/NPR the only thing left that comes close to a catalyst for free thought?
* Are you smarter than your representative?
* What's the harm in a nomination? Nothing could be finer than to shed some light on Rush on an international stage. Drug him good first though.
Failures in Iraq should not impact or be tied to sending more troops into Afghanistan. Bush's inability to keep his eye on the ball and complete tasks of utmost importance should not impact our men and women on the forefront of the *real* WOT and we should be doing everything we can to ensure our commitments to the people (especially women) in Afghanistan are upheld.
A new video claims to show an attack on a U.S. checkpoint in Afghanistan that 150 militants participated in and which allegedly led to U.S. and Afghan forces abandoning their bases in the area.
The 24-minute video was produced by al Sahab -- al Qaeda's notorious "media production" company -- and posted on militant Islamist Web sites Thursday night. It claims the attack took place in Arghandab, in the province of Zabul, some time after Jan. 20.
The influence of the Taliban is clearer in this video than in previous ones issued by al Sahab and another entity that produces tapes about the fighting in Afghanistan called Labayk. Instead of the usual Arabic jihadi song, the video is accompanied by what seems to be a Pashto song. The Taliban is mentioned and praised throughout the video, especially by people from the area who were interviewed towards the end.
THE PRESIDENT: You know, victory in Iraq is not going to be like victory in World War II. It's one of the challenges I have to explain to the American people what Iraq will look like in a situation that will enable us to say we have accomplished our mission.
It looks like this Mr. President, remember?
1. Any homosexual can marry in any state of the Union and receive every one of the privileges and benefits of state-sanctioned matrimony. He just cannot marry someone of the same sex. These are rights and restrictions all citizens share equally.
It's my right as a closed minded citizen to demand that legal rights be denied to others simply on the basis of who it is, they happen to love.
2. He the liberal is willing to use any kind of government power, including power which destroys the foundations of civilized freedom, in order to get what he demands: government insured safety and security over the entire lifespan, along with accommodation to his neurotic demands.
No, abuse of power that undermines freedom for the sake of perceived safety is limited to the GOP these days.
3. The unsubstantiated hot air that emits from Gore’s pie hole, the friction heat his chunky thighs generate when he waddles, plus the greenhouse gas he bellows out his backside after scarfing down the grande enchilada platter at Casa Ole are enough to make a polar bear bust a sweat.
Ew. Disturbing stalker fantasies.
4. Nevertheless, because ideas have consequences, one cannot ignore the recent push by big-name skeptics to persuade Americans that there is no God and that we should therefore adopt a new set of ethical standards.
No sir. We look to the holders of faith to *prove* there's a god first and then we'll talk about how ethical standards aren't unique to the Judeo/Christian believers... and how, they sometimes even appear mutually exclusive.
5. This isn’t the first time Democrats have walked us down a path to failure against radical Islamic terrorists.
John Boehner, Townhall contributor, minority leader and head cheerleader for Dinesh D'Souza
6. Could it be that Christian Jihad is the only way to stop the blood-seeking radical, Islamic movement? A revival of bedrock Christianity, such as the brand of faith seen in the book of Acts, is our only hope of stopping the advance of violent anti-west radicals. This Christian response may require the mobilization of Christian missionaries that are willing to risk their lives for the cause of Christ.
Ann Coulter 1:1 Smite thine enemy and convert with extreme prejudice.
Durn y'all ta heck. I didn' hav this heya migrane when I came. Quitcherqueshunin'
Obama may, due to political pressure, be pulling back from his original wording but he's right. We're wasting lives in Iraq. All unnecessary loss of human life in this failed effort is a waste. It's wasteful when the troops die due to a lack of funding and armor. It's a waste when Iraqi citizens die from roadside bombs planted by terrorists we created by failing to engage them creatively after the fall of Saddam. It's a waste of life to see our men and women die for a non-cause cause, when justifiably they should all still be at the forefront of the GWOT in Afghanistan. It's a waste to see more money be lost off the pallets we shipped over than was spent ensuring our troops are fully equipped with the latest in warfare protection. It's a waste of life each time we make a commitment to the Iraqis, fail to follow through and create another angry militant on the far end. It's a waste of life each time a contractor is drug through the streets and hung from a lamp post in defiance of the occupiers. It's a waste to continue to send more troops into the theater of battle under the asupices of the status quo unplanned approach to building a democracy.
It's all a waste of effort, time, money, emotions, international goodwill and most of all... lives.
Bill Donohue is a spin doctor. Not a religious figure, not a spiritual leader, not even a true man of the cloth. He's a one man PR firm for the Catholic church.
His directed attacks on Edwards for hiring bloggers who happen to have a striking difference of opinion to his on religion is baseless and unwarranted. Given the political operatives (see: Rove) hired by Bush and his dad's use of Lee Atwater far overshadow the most indefensible statement ever made on Pandagon regarding religion.
Bill's representation and defense of the Catholic church and over use of the word bigotry to go after those who might malign his belief system are ironic at best and misguided at worst. Rather than defend the church through positive messages, he's an attack machine with minions at his bidding. He's got Brent Bozell's panties twisted so tight he believes all of Christianity's under attack due to the writings of a single blogger. Poor Doug Giles is so upset he's stopped everything to write mid-week a series of recommendations as to how John Edwards could become more satanic.
Simply put, it's ok for the Vatican to create a halfway house sanctuary for molesting priests fleeing from justice but it's heresy to discuss, critique or poke fun at it. It's ok for the church to continue to disregard scientific proof that condoms work to prevent STDs/AIDs, but it's wrong to point out the detrimental impacts of that edict.
If Bill really believes all of what he says, he's vastly more intolerant than his critics and his attacks on others for who they are rather than what they believe, directly contradict most of the teachings of Christ. At some point, interfering in a national campaign ought to impact his IRS status. He can though, in solace, turn to the Old Testament and spend his time and efforts working to enact legislation to ensure no further freedoms of speech infringe on his thin skin.
6 If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers;
7 Namely, of the gods of the people which are round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth;
8 Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him:
9 But thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.
10 And thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die; because he hath sought to thrust thee away from the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
God Bless Us, Everyone.
* It's good to see Wolfowitz getting deserved credit these days... and he was only off by ~$398.5 billion in approximated costs for the war he manufactured evidence to justify. What a guy.
* Shouldn't there be an apex to suckitude? A point in which you can no longer excel in your incompetence?
* Supporting the troops really is just a bumper sticker platitude.
What is it about war that they love so much?
At a farewell reception at Blair House for the retiring chief of protocol, Don Ensenat, who was President Bush's Yale roommate, the president shook hands with Washington Life Magazine's Soroush Shehabi. A grandson of one of the late Shah's ministers, Soroush said, "Mr. President, I simply want to say one U.S. bomb on Iran and the regime will remain in power for another 20 or 30 years and 70 million Iranians will become radicalized."
"I know," President Bush answered.
"But does Vice President Cheney know?" asked Soroush.
The president chuckled and walked away.
* Here's a creative thought, rather than ship pallets of cash into a war zone... simply wire the same monies over to DHS. No one will have to try and figure out where it went and it'll go to addressing protecting us instead of risking the possibility it could fund terrorists.
* So, with what we know now about the apathy and equal complicity of the national press in the Plame investigation/outing... do we trust them to report the truth at all in relation to the overreach of the administration?
* Ba-Dum Ba-Dum.. the drumbeat for war with Iran is getting louder and unless you're willing to see more men and women in uniform dying for the night visions of Chance the Gardner... national resistance is required. We've been down this road before, allowed the wool to be placed over our eyes and permitted both criminal behavior and negligence to go unchecked. Have we learned nothing?
* Why are we making assumptions that Bush isn't comfortable with failure. It's all that boy knows. He's only suceeded in winning elections and even then, the results are in dispute.
* George, when you look into Putin's eyes these days... see anything beyond the disappointment and repulsion?
Ya know... when ah lak... shuffle mah feet on carpet and then go lak this. They go bzzzt.
* What is it with Pat Buchanan these days? Voice of reason can be found in the oddest of places.
* Bush, remotely couched for analysis. Scary.
* Boy King, no longer a boon for local bidness.
Helpful Hint: If you get the opportunity to hear Bill Clinton live, take a notebook.
Like a lung full of pure oxygen in a smokey room, listening to Bill Clinton lecture intelligently and articulately on a wide range of topics from international relations to the global economy is such a departure from the mangling of prepared sound bites we've suffered over the last six years, any real attempt to compare is almost unfair.
My prayer for 2008: Please let the elected candidate of whichever party be both qualified and possess the ability to talk to and about, wide and varied subjects without resorting to manufactured platitudes built to appease the lowest common denominator.
(thanks to Andy for the tickets)
To rule through fear where no threat exists, one must be created.
Sadly, this week the threats to marriage are being manufactured in the mind of a lonely sad little boy off at college who's still caring and pampering his virginity while declaring absolutes on the sexuality of others.
There are those who do not believe that the institution of marriage is under assault. There are those who do not believe that same-sex marriage is a knowing attempt to undermine the nature of marriage. There are those who do not believe that many homosexuals bear a particular animus for heterosexual marriage, and have designs beyond mere tolerance.
Then there are those of us who live in the real world.
The goal of same-sex marriage proponents is to elevate homosexuality to the same moral level as heterosexuality. If children are not the sole purpose of marriage, they say, any marriage is merely a grouping of two people who love each other. This is absurd. Marriage is implicitly about the relationship between man and woman. Marriage is codification of the idea that a man and a woman in a committed and sexual union make each other and the surrounding society better.
Women and men are inherently different. They are not interchangeable parts. Men have different strengths and weaknesses than women. A marital relationship between a man and a woman provides spiritual enrichment for each. The union between a single man and a single woman is, as the liturgy says, blessed.
There you have it. Gay marriage can't be based in love alone. A weewee was only designed for penetration of a hooha and any deviation from that is an afront to the morals of others.
Yes, they're trying to make a point in Washington, but what poor Ben doesn't get, is that in making the point, they're showing precisely how wrong it is to withhold rights from some while granting them to others based purely on personal bias.
It'd be refreshing if, for a minute we could believe that the stated high morals of conservatives were indicative of successful marriages, but taking a look at the current '08 Presidential listing, it would appear that nothing is a guarantee that love lasts... despite best efforts.
Given how much fun it is to play with numbers, public opinion, polls and random stats... let's try this one on for size. The percentage of heterosexual marriages that end in divorce is 99.998% higher than it is in homosexual marriages. +/- .002% error of margin.
* Our inability as a nation to discuss, debate or simply have rational dialogue on the catastrophe we're referring to as the Iraq War is embiggening our enemies. They're seeing democracy failing the people. When the pollings show plummetting numbers for support of the war, the electorate increases their resistance to facing reality. By staying the course they shut out all discourse and plodding forward, subject our troops to more violence with less armor and increase the odds of further casualties.
* If the only result out of Scooter's "loose lips" trial is an on air cat fight between Tim Russert and Chris Matthews, it'll all be worth the money invested.
* George, Jello Biafra was kidding with "Kill the Poor".
* What's the policy for rejecting Bush's war budget outright until a top to bottom audit can be done of the monies allocated to date? Hello, Deloitte & Touche, uh.. the CEO President needs your services.
There's nothing hotter than Michelle Malkin making a point, as only she can.
HotAir.com? Wonder how she came up with that idea?
* No, dropping helicopters on the enemy isn't part of Bush's new strategy.
* Thou shalt not lie.
* The single reason for not pushing for articles of impeachment.
* Guv'nor Goodhair, altruistic savior or contribution quid pro quo?
* Marriage, the new third rail.
* A-list bloggers, kicking out the riff-raff after last call and setting up the velvet ropes for the afterhours party. *eyeroll* Let the navel-gazing begin.
A Dumbfuckologist's work, is never done.
1. Jesus didn't get this kind of Sunday media coverage on Easter Sunday.
Jesus should look into hiring the Easter Bunny's agent.
2. But Obama ought to thank his lucky liberal stars that he's not a Republican. This is not the standard the media had for George W. Bush in 1999, when the entire liberal media ran in a pack suggesting Bush was a cokehead.
Yeah, that really had an impact on the wool already in place on the American voter's eyes.
3. So, why is the left so determined to continue the myth that teens are going to “do it anyway”; that they are captive to their hormones so we must provide them with “protection” and ignore everything else?
Because without all the facts you remain ignorant and ignorance is a killer.
4. If Clinton had been asked how many sexual encounters it took for him to remember Monica's name (six) and he got the answer wrong, it would not be perjury since, like Monica's name, it's an easy thing to forget.
Bill Clinton, the yardstick by which all politics will be measured. No matter how irrelevant he is to the topic.
5. I’m not suggesting that Clinton did not want to protect America from Bin Laden. I am suggesting that this was not a top priority for his administration. Their top priority was to save Clinton from impeachment and to discredit special prosecutor Ken Starr.
Ah yes, because Clinton's impeachment was an act of his own doing and preferential to getting the work done he was elected to do... oh wait no, that was a Republican distraction.
6. The secular left is an amalgam of mayhem, a veritable Star Wars bar scene, a rogue gallery of freaks, geeks, nuts, sluts, slick politco’s and skanky ho’s—and we’re letting them walk without skewering the living day lights out of them. What’s wrong with us? We’ve become nicer than Christ.
First one to CafePress this on a bumper sticker wins eternal salvation.
Hypothesis: Individuals unable to accept the reality of the vast immeasurable failures of the Bush administration are the same type of people who are both unwilling and incapable of believing that subtle and almost imperceptable global climate change exists. It would appear as well, as though their plot in life is to argue drought conditions in a monsoon and use the licked finger in the air method to determining which direction the winds of opinion blow.
Odd, isn't it? Global warming believers heap scorn on religious zealots for not valuing science and knowledge. Yet the thrust of their argument to prove apocalyptic global warming relies on denying the existence of views and scientists who clearly exist.
PARIS: In a bleak and powerful assesment of the future of the planet, the leading international network of climate change scientists concluded for the first time Friday that global warming was "unequivocal" and that human activity was "very likely" to blame. The warming will continue for hundreds of years, they predicted.
The scientists, members of the Intergovernment Panel on Climate Change, said that new science had also allowed them to conclude that the warming caused by human activity was probably influencing other aspects of climate change, including a rise in the number of heat waves, extreme storms and droughts, as well as ocean warming and wind patterns.
The scientists, representing 13 countries and whose work was vetted by representatives from hundreds of nations, left little doubt of where they stood.
"There is no question that this is driven by human activity," said Susan Solomon, one of the panel's leaders. She noted that in calling the link "very likely" scientists had increased certainty on a connection from their previous estimate of 66 percent to 90 percent. "Warming of the climate system in now unequivocal, unequivocal."
I won’t speculate about why some climate scientists (and many others, who are almost completely ignorant of the subject) have been banging the drum on climate change and scaring the bejeezus out of many of us—I’ll leave the psychologizing to others—but let me repeat a few facts that should lead most of us to be very skeptical of their warnings.
Climate scientists haven’t got much of a handle on why global climate is so naturally variable—and it is very variable indeed—and hence have a terrible time explaining why global temperatures have varied so much over the millennia. So if you don’t know how the system works, or for that matter which exact variables influence the wild swings within a very chaotic system, how competent will you be in detecting the influence of relatively minor influences such as human behaviors?
That’s why climate change is at the top of everyone’s agenda. It makes its proponents more relevant and more powerful.
The current climate scare has little to do with the state of the science, and everything to do with the political interests of the people promoting it.
More than 120 scientists across seven federal agencies say they have been pressured to remove references to "climate change" and "global warming" from a range of documents, including press releases and communications with Congress. Roughly the same number say appointees altered the meaning of scientific findings on climate contained in communications related to their research.
These findings, part of a new report compiled by two watchdog groups, shed new light on complaints by a scattering of scientists over the past year who have publicly complained that Bush administration appointees have tried to mute or muzzle what researchers have to say about global warming.
"We are beyond the anecdotal," says Francesca Grifo, director of the scientific integrity program at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), one of the two groups, referring to press reports of a dozen instances of interference that have emerged over the past 12 months. "We now have evidence to support the view that this problem goes deeper than just these few high-profile cases."
Scientists and economists have been offered $10,000 each by a lobby group funded by one of the world's largest oil companies to undermine a major climate change report due to be published today.
Letters sent by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), an ExxonMobil-funded thinktank with close links to the Bush administration, offered the payments for articles that emphasise the shortcomings of a report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The other big lie that’s caught on in a big way is global warming. I suspect this is strictly an urban legend because in rural America, farmers have the experience and the commonsense to recognize the cyclical nature of climate.
On the eve of a possible congressional showdown on Iraq strategy, McCain contended the bipartisan proposal amounted to a demoralizing "vote of no confidence" in the U.S. military.
The measure criticizes Bush's plan to add 21,500 troops in Iraq yet offers no concrete alternatives, he said on ABC's This Week.
Mr. McCain sir, if you'd stop dry-humping the leg of our Commander in Chief for about 2 seconds and look around, the vote of no confidence is not directed at the troops but at the deciderer to which you cling fecklessly.
Hope this helps.
Oh how the mighty have fallen. (everywhere but in their own minds)
We were this close! This close to success.
Dinesh is correct, it's American Culture that will bring us to our knees.
We followed you home...
"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man."
Take two helpings of STFU, trim the combover and get back to work in the Senate please.
I think Peter summed him up best...
Joe Biden's so far in the pockets of the banking industry that C-SPAN puts (D-MBNA) after his name. His vote in favor of the bankruptcy abomination earlier this year ought to disqualify him from ever running as a Democrat again. Being a member of a party with a "big tent" philosophy doesn't mean you get to stab your core constituency in the back. Any Democrat who gets solicited for campaign funds ought to just say, "Y'know...I'd like to help you out, but these credit card interest payments are just killin' me here..."
We've lost Molly Ivins.
It's going to be a long while before someone steps forward with the same amount of conviction and humor to fill her shoes. In the mean time, with her in our minds and hearts we all need to keep the faith, retain our sense of amusement at the absurd while honing our articulate righteous indignation.
Molly, we love(d) you. You leave a large progressive hole in both Texas and the United States.