I could watch this for an hour.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
...when this is quote of the day from a Republican Senator:
"I don't think we've ever had a coherent strategy. In fact, I would even challenge the administration today to show us the plan that the president talked about the other night. There is no plan.... There is no strategy. This is a ping-pong game with American lives." (video link above)
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Bush hit a 28% approval rating in a cbs poll this week. this was my estimate at least a year ago as to what his bottom would be. it could... mathematically be impossible to go lower than that. well, he did it. the mortar is set. we've seen the worst president of all time set in stone in our time. i will believe that for a long time to come.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
I'll bet a slice of king cake that you didn't know that the patriot act now lets the president install new US Attorneys without Senate oversight or approval. What's even more interesting is that over a dozen US attorneys have been axed and replaced in the last week or so, all of which are involved in active investigations of GOP members of congress, war profiteering, or illegal lobbying. Would you feel any better if some of the new appointees are being disbursed to the home states of leading Democratic presidential hopefuls?
i'm sure it's all completely innocent.
Monday, January 08, 2007
You know it's sorta embarrassing when the president gets caught with a crook. you know, like when that someone is a felon convicted of exchanging money for political access. i mean dozens of visits.
That could be embarrassing. so what do you do when that happens? you make them disappear! hey, its just like it never happened. From the AP:
The White House and the Secret Service quietly signed an agreement last spring in the midst of the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal declaring that records identifying visitors to the White House complex are not subject to public disclosure….
Friday, January 05, 2007
...Or that's what he says at least. So what's the game plan when the "surge" he wants can't be done? More to the point, what about the larger, wholesale escalation Sen. John McCain wants?
Why do I ask? because (OOPS!) the state department leaked that we only had 9,000 to spare. Everyone calling for more than that either needs to start explaining how we do it or just be written off as making things up as they go along.
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
As you may have heard, Keith Ellison--the first muslim ever elected to congress--will be sworn in this month. the normal swearing in ceremony does not involved a hand on the bible or any other book (as you may have heard or guessed). In a private, separate ceremony, he will be sworn in with his hand on the Koran. this has caused fellow representative Virgil Goode of Virginia (Republican if you had to ask) to lose his mind over the issue. He's taken it as a personal affront to the fabric and foundation of the nation itself in several rambling comments, letters, and articles.
Well, in an interesting twist, the swearing on the Koran ceremony will have a Virginia connection. the book used will actually be the one owned by Thomas Jefferson. No word yet from Goode if Thomas Jefferson's owning of the Koran is also an attack upon...himself!?
I like loud idiots. they're easier to pick out.
Back in 2004, the Democrats submitted a "House Minority Bill of Rights" to the Republicans. This was to ensure a minimal level of allowed participation by the minority party in the Congress. It was summarily rejected. Now, a little over 2 years later the Republicans are out of power...and what do you know? They've come to the Democrats with the very same proposal submitted (and rejected) previously by their own party.
It's interesting how it feels with the shoe on the other foot.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
I think the first time i ever heard 'Wrap It Up" was in the mid 80s when THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS covered the tune. It was a great song and i had no idea it was a cover of the SAM & DAVE classic from Stax. about 10 or 15 years later I heard Sam & Dave do it and it just gets better. I'm somewhat taken aback by the groove and the tone of the song. It's boastful, but really not in the bragging way you'd expect. Instead of a plea for attention or a demand that a boast be recognized, it goes another direction. It seems to say WE are so good that we belong together. As if to say "As good as I am and as good as you KNOW you are, what are we even TALKING about here. We should be together (baby)".
One of my favorite soul songs. let me know if you don't have it.