October 31, 2007

Committed Abdication

* If my foot's tappin' don't bother crappin'.

* Jenna Bush, ignoring dad's abstinence pledge.

* America's voters, under-represented.

* Controlled spending, only an issue when it benefits political posturing.

* Barack, please pretend the camera's always on you. Don't make defending you so hard.

* Sarkozy, Bush-lite. Petulant and testy with a French accent.

* Mississippi, in need of more than just that 'ole time religion.

* Paul Krugman for Secretary of State.

* Maybe Jesus didn't really mean love just those you feel comfortable with and spurn the rest. Maybe.

* The peroxide... it burns! Giving the Romney 5 a run for their millions.

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October 30, 2007

Until Proven Guilty

If you're innocent, you don't require immunity.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. State Department investigators looking into the shooting deaths of 17 Iraqis in Baghdad last month offered immunity deals to Blackwater security guards, The New York Times reported on Monday.

The investigators from the agency's investigative arm, the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, did not, however, have the authority to offer such immunity grants, the newspaper said, citing U.S. government officials.

The offers represent a potentially serious investigative misstep that could complicate efforts to prosecute Blackwater employees involved in the incident, the newspaper said.

The officials, who were not identified, said Justice Department prosecutors, who do have the authority to offer such deals, had no advance knowledge of the arrangement, the newspaper said.


Presumed innocent until all findings and prosecution are complete. Immunity should not be required to acquire facts from contractors working directly for the US Government. If you fail to recognize any rule of law (US, Iraqi, Military Code of Justice, Geneva Convention) you're an unlawful combatant.

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October 29, 2007

Whatever is popular deserves attention

* Why aren't they more supportive of the troops. Don't they know rhetoric is stronger than lead?

* The Bush administration, your path to a new and prosperous future.

* ...and it's also ironic to spend a week touting the evils of marijuana to kids who are hopped on ritalin, prozac and zoloft.

* The draft, has been instituted... just not in the way we imagined.

* When a campaign is found to have worked directly to impact voter/electoral impact in a state, it should be fined or at least, mocked.

* Marriage, quite the institution.

* You, the taxpayer are impacted by the war funding. Should your dollars not be more effectively managed?

* Islamo-Fascisim: 2. An authoritarian system of government under absolute control of a single dictator, allowing no political opposition, forcibly suppressing dissent, and rigidly controlling most industrial and economic activities. (rules of logic need not apply.)

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Defining Success

In the era of willing coalitions, all the friends you can claim to have provide the appearance of cooperation.

The State Department with great fanfare on Tuesday signed an agreement with landlocked Mongolia that will allow Mongolian ships to be boarded and searched if they are suspected of carrying weapons of mass destruction.

This despite the fact that Mongolia — a vast land that’s home to the Gobi Desert, windswept steppes and largely populated by nomadic yak herders — has no navy at all and lies thousands of miles from open waters.

(...)

Asked what Washington hoped to achieve with the agreement, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said “I’ll have to check,” but he stressed it was a key part of the “Proliferation Security Initiative” that aims to halt trade in nuclear, chemical and biological weapons


In case the hordes rise up again and build a navy.

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October 25, 2007

QOTD - No Truer Words...

It is said that absolute power corrupts absolutely, and this has never been truer than in the case of Cheney. What Cheney is doing behind his shield of secrecy can be simply defined: planning and implementing a preemptive war of aggression. During the Nuremberg tribunal in the aftermath of World War II, the chief American prosecutor, Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, stated, "To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole." Today, we have a vice president who articulates publicly about global conflict, and who speaks in not-so-veiled language about a looming Armageddon. If there is such a future for America and the world, let one thing be certain; World War III, as postulated by Dick Cheney, would be an elective war, and not a conflict of tragic necessity. This makes the crime even greater.


Go, read it all.

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It's a Conspiracy



Amid the swirling confusion, rancor and partisan bickering over the validity of Global Warming lies a grand conspiracy. The fate of the planet, now caught up in a battle between good and evil with good being on the side of corporations, toxic waste and deforestation and evil on the side of planetary restoration and reuse is being manipulated by a hidden force. A force so great, so powerful that even scientists are blinded by it's might.

Deep in the recesses of an extinct volcano somewhere in the South Pacific resides an individual so feared, so reviled, so extraordinarily awesome that even the strongest opponents of Global Warming shake in terror. One lone man, who possesses such wealth and such power, he's able to affect the entire planet and yet mask his manipulation with the effortless precision.

When the scientists and other alarmists declare the polar ice caps are melting, he makes it happen via secret space laser technology. When Santa Ana winds and dry conditions need to be seen as the worst in recorded history, his wind machines and man-sized Bics, make it happen. If a satellite image of a raped rainforest is required, his mini-nukes extinguish all life for the camera. Polar bears, whales, delicate lemurs in Madagascar... all can be wiped with the flick of a wrist or a nod of his head. It's all manipulated for your consumption.

Who is this man and why would he work so hard and expend such financial expense to bolster the cause of the evil liberal agenda, wanting nothing more than to kill free enterprise, the future of unborn babies and to squash the oil trade? The same man whose at the helm of *EVERYTHING* nefariously liberal of course. George Soros.

His power is so vast and so immeasurable, it creates confusion and chaos simply by being. The name of no other man has caused so many strong and righteous fighters to collapse in a pool of their own piss at even it's mention. From bankrolling the evil Media Matters to being the financial plinth MoveOn requires to maintain their momentum through being fully responsible for every single last circumstantial piece of Global Warming evidence to date, the evil evil liberal mastermind has left a fingerprint in all of it. Rumors are still swirling as to how he may have orchestrated the removal of WMDs from Iraq in 2003.. but that we leave that speculation to the professionals.

If you want manifested evil infusing itself in clean tap water, the lack of petro-chemicals in your food, car, child's toys and breasts, the trees in the forest, normalized oceans efficient energy and blue skies then side with the liberals. If you want goodness through free trade, less immigrants, no regulation (except in your bedroom) and a caste system built under and oligarchy... then align with those who walk in the light of purity and fight the the progressive menace.


Update: The weirdness never ceases to be self-propagating.

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October 24, 2007

Nice PDBs

Condi, as George W, sees her.




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October 23, 2007

Smile, it keeps em guessin'

* Giuliani's got GOP street cred... he can brush shit under the rug like a seasoned professional.

* Lordy lordy... been waitin' for nuggets like these for 2+ decades.

* Dougie, buddy. Atheism isn't a religion, it's a rejection of religion... you can't wrap tenets around that. It's up to you to prove there's a god, not up to me to prove there's not.

* Hey, TSA... thanks for proving the success of GOP implemented big government. Now if you'll just hold still, going to need to frisk ya.

* Dear Peak Oil, if I'd known you were coming I'd have baked a cake.

* George Bush, creating single parent homes since 2003.

* Unsupported troops, what?!? It's a volunteer army. You don't go to war with the benefits you want, you go with the benefits you might have.

* Hillary, you cannot campaign trying to be the post-Bush panacea by replicating his behavior.

* Osama, your PR firm is sending some mixed signals... you're worse than an 8th grade girl with a crush on two different guys.

* America, you know all that money Bush *HAS* to have to support his war effort... guess where it's going?

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Missed it, by *THAT* much

"Look deep into my eyes, soul-searcher"




Bush, aides 'grossly misjudged Putin'

WASHINGTON — The Bush administration's failure to win Russia's consent to install U.S. missile defenses in its European backyard and a growing list of other disputes suggest that President Bush and his aides have misread the man whose "soul" Bush thought he'd divined when they first met six years ago.

Bush's strategy on Russia assumed that Russian President Vladimir Putin embraced democracy, wanted integration with the West and sought a "strategic partnership" in which Moscow would acquiesce to U.S. policies such as NATO expansion. Feuds could be resolved through the close personal relationship that Bush believed he had with his Russian counterpart.

(...)

What many experts regard as the real Putin— a hard-line, derisive Russian nationalist— was on display Friday as he greeted visiting Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Robert Gates ahead of talks that failed to break the impasses over missile defense and other key security issues.

After keeping the U.S. officials waiting for 40 minutes, Putin mocked their mission in front of reporters and television cameras.

"Of course, we can sometime in the future decide that some anti-missile defense should be established somewhere on the moon . . . ," he said.


Amazing, you would have thought the Bush administration had sent Maxwell Smart to negotiate. Instead he sent Condoleezza Rice, who...


At Stanford, she has been a member of the Center for International Security and Arms Control, a Senior Fellow of the Institute for International Studies, and a Fellow (by courtesy) of the Hoover Institution. Her books include Germany Unified and Europe Transformed (1995) with Philip Zelikow, The Gorbachev Era (1986) with Alexander Dallin, and Uncertain Allegiance: The Soviet Union and the Czechoslovak Army (1984). She also has written numerous articles on Soviet and East European foreign and defense policy, and has addressed audiences in settings ranging from the U.S. Ambassador's Residence in Moscow to the Commonwealth Club to the 1992 and 2000 Republican National Conventions.

From 1989 through March 1991, the period of German reunification and the final days of the Soviet Union, she served in the Bush Administration as Director, and then Senior Director, of Soviet and East European Affairs in the National Security Council, and a Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. In 1986, while an international affairs fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, she served as Special Assistant to the Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In 1997, she served on the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender -- Integrated Training in the Military.

Not all is lost perhaps...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice lambasted Moscow on Monday for using its oil and gas wealth as a "political weapon" and said democratic reforms would strengthen Russia's ties with Washington.

In a speech on the state of U.S.-Russia relations, Rice conceded there was a "certain distance" between Washington and Moscow, but she rejected suggestions there had been a return to the frosty ties of the Cold War era.


She would know.

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October 22, 2007

Put Down Your Coffee and Grab a Barf-Bag

Are these the "Values" the Values Voters voted for?

Much has been made of Erik Prince and his family’s six-digit contributions to Republican candidates and lifelong connections to religious-right power brokers like James Dobson and Gary Bauer. Mr. Prince maintains that these contacts had nothing to do with Blackwater’s growth from tiny start-up to billion-dollar federal contractor in the Bush years. But far more revealing, though far less noticed, is the pedigree of the Washington players on his payroll.

Blackwater’s lobbyist and sometime spokesman, for instance, is Paul Behrends, who first represented the company as a partner in the now-defunct Alexander Strategy Group. That firm, founded by a former Tom DeLay chief of staff, proved ground zero in the Jack Abramoff scandals. Alexander may be no more, but since then, in addition to Blackwater, Mr. Behrends’s clients have includeda company called the First Kuwaiti General Trading and Contracting Company, the builder of the new American embassy in Iraq.

That Vatican-sized complex is the largest American embassy in the world. Now running some $144 million over its $592 million budget and months behind schedule, the project is notorious for its deficient, unsafe construction, some of which has come under criminal investigation. First Kuwaiti has also been accused of engaging in human trafficking to supply the labor force. But the current Bush-appointed State Department inspector general — guess what — has found no evidence of any wrongdoing.

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Old news... yet poignant



Q But you definitively believe Iran wants to build a nuclear weapon?

THE PRESIDENT: I think so long -- until they suspend and/or make it clear that they -- that their statements aren't real, yeah, I believe they want to have the capacity, the knowledge, in order to make a nuclear weapon. And I know it's in the world's interest to prevent them from doing so. I believe that the Iranian -- if Iran had a nuclear weapon, it would be a dangerous threat to world peace.

But this -- we got a leader in Iran who has announced that he wants to destroy Israel. So I've told people that if you're interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing them from have the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear weapon. I take the threat of Iran with a nuclear weapon very seriously. And we'll continue to work with all nations about the seriousness of this threat. Plus we'll continue working the financial measures that we're in the process of doing. In other words, I think -- the whole strategy is, is that at some point in time, leaders or responsible folks inside of Iran may get tired of isolation and say, this isn't worth it. And to me, it's worth the effort to keep the pressure on this government.

And secondly, it's important for the Iranian people to know we harbor no resentment to them. We're disappointed in the Iranian government's actions, as should they be. Inflation is way too high; isolation is causing economic pain. This is a country that has got a much better future, people have got a much better -- should have better hope inside Iran than this current government is providing them.

(...)


When did Israel become our 51st state? If Bush's justification for instigating WWIII is an attack on Israel, shouldn't we be ensuring that he doesn't have a loophole he can jump through preemptively? We have neither the resources nor the leadership required to fight on 3 fronts simultaneously.


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October 19, 2007

Obdurately Flexible

* Maybe the real answer to the SCHIP debate is to encourage more abortions. Doesn't make sense to save babies only to deny them basic healthcare because of their financial situation.

* What are the potential impacts from Bush's conservatively compassionate reaction towards funding SCHIP?

* Why negotiate when you've got God as a consultant.

* Freddie the Magnificent, apparently isn't... so much. Maybe it's the company he keeps.

* Larry Craig, despite the claims, isn't the boon to the Democrats everyone seems to think he is... some of us don't find what he did as appalling as his post conviction behavior.

* From mid-America's post-apocalyptic fun park comes more scandal... does anyone miss Patti? Too young to remember?

* George Soros... the Cthulu of the Liberal cabal. Or not. Facts, they are tricky.

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QOTD - No Mirrors Please

Kids, now I want you to do as I say, not as I do.



THE PRESIDENT: ...But I believe that diplomacy requires good relations at the leadership level. That's why, in Slovakia, I was in a position to tell him that we didn't understand why he was altering the relationship between the Russian government and a free press -- in other words, why the fress press was becoming less free. And I was able to do -- he didn't like it. Nobody likes to be talked to in a way that may point up different flaws in their strategy. But I was able to do so in a way that didn't rupture relations. He was able to tell me going into Iraq wasn't the right thing. And to me that's good diplomacy. And so I'm -- and I'll continue to practice that diplomacy.


Absolutely incapable of introspection.

Posted by kerry at 02:52 AM | Comments (0)

October 18, 2007

Why the fawning?

Rudy, what's with your infatuation with the French President?



Turns out, Giuliani recently read Sarkozy's book, "Testimony: France in the Twenty-first Century," and thinks very highly of the Gaullist.

So much so, actually, that Rudy confessed at the end of his town hall meeting this morning that he's having a "recurring dream" about the man Rudy biographer/enthusiast Fred Siegel dubbed "The French Rudy."

"Sarkozy is on this airplane and he's flying from France to the United States," Giuliani explains, and "he's thinking about these American principles that he can put to use in France."

"Then I see another airplane crossing it over the mid-Atlantic," Giuliani continues, "and there are three people on the airplane and they're waving at him. They're going from the United States to France -- Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards. And they're trying to figure out how to take the principles in France that haven't worked and how to bring them here to the United States."


Seems odd, now don't it?

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Cecilia are separating, the president's office said in a terse statement on Thursday, ending rampant speculation about the state of their 11-year old marriage.

"Cecilia and Nicolas Sarkozy have announced their separation by mutual consent. They will not be making any comment," the statement said, giving no further information.

The French media reported earlier this week that the pair secretly saw a judge on Monday to formalise their split, but some experts have said Sarkozy cannot legally get divorced because as president he has immunity from all judicial actions.

(...)

They met in 1984 when Sarkozy, serving as a local mayor, officiated over her first marriage to a famous TV presenter. Sarkozy said he fell in love with Cecilia, a former model, almost immediately and he swiftly befriended the married couple.

Cecilia had two children in rapid succession but just five years later left her husband for Sarkozy, who was himself married. After securing their respective divorces they finally wed in 1996 and have a 10-year old son together.


Ah, I get it... they're both posturing conservatives with a sordid past when it comes to relationships. They've got mutual interests and lots to talk about. Brothers in arms, really.

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Sign of a Leading Conservative

Interesting Factoid


The Democratic National Committee says Giuliani spent more than $1.4 million on travel, pointing to the line items that detail $200,000 on TAG Aviation, an air charter service owned by a Luxembourg-based firm founded by Saudi arms dealer Akram Ojjeh.


We luuuuvs us some Saudis.

Posted by kerry at 02:44 AM | Comments (0)

Preemptivity Invasionitude

Sounds, vaguely familiar.

Turkey has said its patience has run out over the handling of Kurdish rebels based in northern Iraq.

It is seeking parliamentary permission for a cross-border operation to pursue Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) members.

(...)

Mr Erdogan's AK Party, which has a parliamentary majority, is expected to vote in favour of the motion on Wednesday.

If passed, the vote will authorise cross-border operations for one year with the government deciding on the timing, scope and frequency of any incursions.

Turkey hopes it will not be forced to resort to military action, even if its motion gained approval in parliament, Mr Erdogan said on Tuesday.

"Passage of this motion does not mean an immediate incursion will follow," he said.


Parliament writes a blank check for invasion and then hopes it doesn't get cashed. What a precedent... and with Iraq even.

Posted by kerry at 02:12 AM | Comments (0)

October 17, 2007

Immoral Immunity

Dear Democratic members of Congress,


Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.



Do not give retroactive immunity to the telecommunications industry and undermine the oath to uphold the consitution you took after being elected to office.

Posted by kerry at 08:09 AM | Comments (0)

QOTD - Normalizing the Flippin' and Floppin'

Don' go changin'... jus ta please me... I love you just the way you arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre woo ah woo ah woooo


Recently, Mr. Romney wrote an open letter to the Republican Party detailing his plan. He said, "If we're going to change Washington, Republicans have to put our own house in order. We can't be like Democrats — a party of big spending. We can't pretend our borders are secure from illegal immigration. We can't have ethical standards that are a punch-line for Jay Leno. When Republicans act like Democrats, America loses. It's time for Republicans to start acting like Republicans."

(...)
Mr. Romney believes, as I do, that there is not a single challenge America faces that we can't overcome. But to get there, Republicans must first make changes in "our own house," because change must begin with us.


Including, right, your stance on a woman's choice, guns, gay marriage and taxes to name a few? Flipflopping for John Kerry appeared more anecdotal in nature... more a casualty of message. From you, it seems like policy. You sure a nation who views hardheadedness as a virtue (see: GWB) is ready for nuance?

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October 16, 2007

Slogan-esque

* FAUX News, not conservative.

* Separation of powers... still constitutional.

* Common Sense, can be applied liberally too.

* 1984, not just theoretical but practical too.

* Nightmares can only be classified when the individual wakes up.

* Gitmo, for unlawful combats only... how do we know who's side they're on without a uniform?

* Friends of my friends are my friends?

Posted by kerry at 08:52 AM | Comments (0)

Playing Catch Up

Chance the Gardner, at the apex of his 8 year learning curve awakens to find he's completely missed the point of being conservative. ...and then spends 30 minutes trying to convince his audience fiscal responsibility makes sense in his 'gottadrivehomethepointlikeyerasdumbasIam' voice.



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October 15, 2007

Because even the worst Democrat can't be this bad

* How Mitt will decide foreign policy.

* Just wait till these recruits retire, join Blackwater and start guarding our cities, a la New Orleans.

* In a war of Iraq's magnitude, those displaced should be categorized as casualties.

* Our safety had nothing to do with it. Retroactive immunity should be off the table and any Democrat supporting it should never be voted for again.

* ...and gun safes in the teachers' lounge. 50mm mounts on the roof and tasers for the crossing guards.

* Bush looked into the eyes of his caucasian Jesus portrait and saw the justification in his soul.

* Look kids, they're trying to stand up.

* Hey Rudy, you dropped your albatross.

* That second amendment's going to come in handy soon to take back the others that have been so degraded.

* Stop making "supporting the troops" a partisan volley, just do it or STFU.

* What happens when Iran's able to broker better peace deals than we are? Is that our justification for the loud war drumming?

Posted by kerry at 08:00 AM | Comments (0)

October 12, 2007

QOTD - The X Factor


(via)

There is nothing unreasonable about the idea of a personal God creating the material universe. A Big Bang needs a “big Banger,” it seems to me. A complex set of instructions (as in DNA) needs an author. A blueprint requires an engineer. A moral law needs a moral law giver. This is not a leap. This is a step of intelligent reflection.



There's something *very* unreasonable about swiftly summing up all that cannot easily be explained in the remnants of a myth. And nothing unreasonable about asking who made god and why does all inquisitive exploration have to stop there? Intelligent reflection requires, a willingness to accept a vast array of possibilities that are quite likely to conflict with one's over-reliance on literal interpretations of ancient texts.

Posted by kerry at 03:05 AM | Comments (0)

October 11, 2007

Schoolyard Bully

Because clarity is required...




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Karma is a bitch and here's hoping Michelle's never forced to make hard financial or health decisions on behalf of her babies.

Posted by kerry at 08:11 AM | Comments (0)

Worthy of Debate

From Tuesday's GOP Debate.

Mr. Matthews: Do you believe that, Senator Brownback, that we wouldn't have gone to war in Iraq if we weren't so dependent on Middle East oil?

Mr. Brownback: I don't believe that in the least. We went to Iraq -- on the war in Iraq -- what I voted for was the war on terrorism. And Afghanistan was where the Taliban was -- where Al Qaida was located. It was run by the Taliban. And we saw, in Iraq, what we thought was the mixture of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. And it was in 2003. This was in close proximity to 2001 when we had the 9/11 crisis. And I wasn't about to trust that Saddam Hussein wasn't going to mix terrorists with weapons of mass destruction. Now, we haven't found the weapons of mass destruction. But that doesn't mean we leave. And I think the Bush administration has generally done well militarily. And I think the military has done a fabulous job.
(APPLAUSE)

Mr. Brownback: I think we have done poorly on the political side. And this Friday Joe Biden and I are getting together in Des Moines and we're going to be talking about the political side, a three-state solution in Iraq. This is what ultimately is going to happen. You're going to have a Kurdish north, a Sunni west, a Shia south, within one country, federalism with a weak federal government, the federal government headquartered in Baghdad. Joe and I don't agree on hardly anything, but this is what we need to do to get the political equation. That's what has been poorly done by the Bush administration, starting with General Garner and moving on through the succession. It hasn't been well handled politically. We've got to get a better, bipartisan political solution. We can.

We need to admit why we're there, how badly we've screwed up and that we're not their ultimate solution. We need to collectively exit stage left and declare our primary mission(s)*, accomplished. Instead, we're going to re-usurp their new government and force the Iraqis to change their representative model while slicing and dicing the country? If Osama hates us primarily for meddling in the region, wouldn't this behavior not ratchet up the din considerably and add more weight to the argument?



* Erradication of the military, de-Baathification of the country, the shock and awe of them into the Middle Ages, enforcement of no immediate law, loss of national artifacts, creation of porous borders, reduction in power, water and sewer and the disbanding of the police.

Posted by kerry at 02:27 AM | Comments (0)

October 10, 2007

Just Because They Came, Doesn't Mean You Should Have Built It.

* Whaaaa??? You mean privatization of government programs doesn't benefit us? (feigned shock)

* I guess when he's your patsy you can apply whatever moniker you like.

* Reason #5409856 why Mario Cuomo needs to be back in the saddle.

* When you're the opposition party, oppose.

* Whoops, they done it again. The biggest threat to security appears to be those telling us our security is at risk.

* ...and if last night's lackluster performance is any indicator, Thompson is not the savior the GOP needs. He's Bush without inflection.

* At some point, with the electorate manipulation that's being instituted, we're going to have to find replacement for the word, democracy.

* How the fiscal conservatives respect your tax dollars. example 1 and example 2 and example(s) 3.

* Attacking the least amongst us as Christ would have wanted.

Posted by kerry at 02:16 AM | Comments (0)

QOTD - When worlds collide

Because, when Pat Buchanan has moments of pure unadulterated clarity, they're to be celebrated.



Interventionism gave us Iraq, the worst strategic blunder in U.S. history. Big Government conservatism wiped out the surplus, fattened the federal bureaucracy and enlarged its share of GDP, and destroyed the Republican reputation as America's bastion of fiscal prudence.

amen.

Posted by kerry at 02:13 AM | Comments (0)

October 09, 2007

QOTD - The Secret Handshake

Remember how cool it was when the Church held all the truths? When they controlled the translations, interpretations and printing of the Bible. When mass was held exclusively in a language no one spoke. Wasn't it cool to have the inside track and watch the confusion on the faces of the plebes?

There is a reason the unchurched are not impressed by our theological vocabulary and our holy dialect. It’s not because they don’t understand it. It’s because they can’t.


Nah. Our underimpressionistic nature's not driven by a lack of understanding. We're just simply unwilling to speak exclusively in a codified manner with hint of the old King's English, trying to appear aloof while still holding onto interpreted myths declared as absolute truths.

We do though, miss the whole "meek will inherit the earth" concept though... can you help us understand why it's been jettisoned?

Posted by kerry at 03:17 AM | Comments (0)

Mitt Mitt, he's the shit...

It's good to see the Republican spokespeople aligned on their choices for the party's nominee going into 2008.

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Additionally, Mitt has an excellent political strategy for 2008, one that catapulted John Kerry to victory in 2004: win Iowa, win New Hampshire and then rely on the momentum of those two early victories to act as a slingshot to victory.

Could it work? Could Mitt Romney carry the Republican banner in the 2008 presidential race? Yes! Would that be good news for the Republican Party? Not so much. Let talk about why that's the case.

(...)

While Mitt Romney is certainly not all bad as a candidate, chances are he couldn't win a general election and even if he did, it would be difficult to know whether he would be a Reagan Republican or a Rockefeller Republican when he gets into office.

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That leaves just one person -- Romney -- as the obvious pick for the values party. If anything, the golly-gee guy is too perfect. Nary a follicle out of place, he's never enjoyed a caffeine buzz nor awakened to the rare tortures of having been overserved.

His resume otherwise has perfect creases. As governor of Massachusetts, he fought same-sex unions and embryonic cloning. He's pro-life, even if he was previously pro-choice. As a businessman, he made a personal fortune and bailed out the Olympics. He's even got a beautiful, first-ladylike wife, who thus far has not demanded cell-phone reassurances of unfaltering love during her husband's stump speeches.

The only hitch: He's a cultist. Or so some Christians think. Even though Romney shares their belief in Jesus Christ as God, other doctrinal differences tied to his Mormon beliefs apparently cause deep conflicts for evangelicals.


Oh, the palpable enthusiasm... it's heartwarming.

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October 08, 2007

America, we don't leave bruises.


For years, capital punishment's been touted the deterrent to heinous crimes, as the punishment itself keeps individuals from killing their fellow citizens. Torture on the other hand, should news of it get out, will only serve to aid, abet and embolden our enemies. Giving them all the textbook data they need to brace themselves against the might of the United States. No hints, or they'll cheat on the captured insurgent final.

Would it not be nice though, at different intervals in your life, to have had the flexibility and authority to change rules on the fly, making them retroactive to an unidentified date in the past and thus giving yourself a free pass, being under no obligation to notify any one the rules had changed and then able to declare yourself innocent of any bad behavior as the bad behavior was, in effect, no longer bad or illegal?

tis good to be the emperor... til you visit your tailor.

Posted by kerry at 04:06 AM | Comments (0)

QOTD - When analogies fail

From the Ministry of Silly Thoughts


I couldn’t believe what I saw and heard. Keith was going ballistic, obsessing about O’Reilly like a jealous and rabid Jan Brady drowning in her sister Marsha’s praise wake. To me it wasn’t as offensive as it was pathetic—and pathetic it was.

Y’know…envy isn’t pretty. You and I both know that this is what Keith’s Salieri-like preoccupation with Bill is all about, namely ugly and uncut China white envy. MSNBC’s ratings are dragging like a fat man in a marathon, so instead of re-tooling and figuring out why they blow, the wizards at MSNBC decide to fuel Keith’s jealous wrath.


Those paying attention realize of course, that Keith's ire has little to do with jealousy and much more to do with indignation at the behavoir Bill-O exhibits. Between exhibiting predatory behavior, stalking tendencies and a flagrant disregard for the truth, Bill doesn't get a pass and Keith is the only one on TV, calling him on it.

BTW Dougie, it's Marcia, Marcia... MARCIA!

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October 07, 2007

Big Circus Tent

The Wide-Stance Party.


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October 04, 2007

When I Think About You, I Touch Myself.

The Village People Reunion Tour is still looking for a few, good, men.


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If it smells like teen spirit, leave it alone.

* Priorities, a man's gotta have em.
* Ass cyst, when asked, stated that it wanted to serve in Vietnam, but Rush wouldn't allow it.
* Chevron, your tank dollars support repressive regimes.
* Iran, your tax dollars have to be spent somewhere.
* MercenariesContractors, honing their target practice skills for Iran.
* Exported Democracy, where they do what we say.
* High Road, for pussies only.
* Notoriety, not as easy as just screaming, "look at me!!".
* Pat Boone, not dead yet.
* Elections, manipulated for your benefit.

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October 03, 2007

Oh, the things you will learn

When you're stuck in a middle America hotel with limited TV channels there are many nuggets of wisdom to be gleaned... you just have to be paying attention.

* Despite the number of legal experts queried, Bill O, finds he's still not able to claim defamation when called on his bigotry.
* Glenn Beck is convinced George Soros is the great and powerful Oz behind the vast liberal conspiracy. (see: Media Matters and Move On)
* Ann Coulter thinks liberals deserve her royalties as they are the primary focus and contributors to her ranting. (*she should wire it over to Media Matters)
* Demons are hard to cast out unless you really know what you're doing.
* Investigating Britney is vastly more important than the screwy numbers coming out of Iraq for September.
* Faux news is the official Rush Limbaugh apologist network. (maybe he's the Soros of the right?)
* Obama is a pinhead and Whoopi wants to bump uglies with Nancy Pelosi.

...and best of all

George Bush is a man with a plan.

Q Does it strike the President that 18 senators -- Republican senators voted for this bill? Did that make him have any second thoughts about his plan to veto?

MS. PERINO: The President does not have second thoughts.


Time to go scrub the brain clean...

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