It seems that Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell were caught making-out on tape. click above for the video.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
I've lived in the same house since 2001. I've had a cat--or someone did--for years. Our cat is fixed. none-the-less, we have had an strange turn of events this week. Evidently a collection of cats are hoping to have an orgy in my back yard. I've never heard so many howling cats outside of a cartoon. its just been insane. I don't have anything clever to say about it...Its just insanity.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
I don't think Gen. Tommy Franks catches enough grief over his role in the Iraq war. because his quick march into Baghdad was successful, everyone seemed to pat him on the back and level their blame at Rumsfeld. People forget how much Franks had to do with the planning and implementation of the war. As soon as the initial combat was over, Franks quickly retired and got out of the country. Like a guy punching a heavy weight champ in the face then darting out of sight so he can claim to his buddies "yeah, they champ couldn't even lay a hand on me..."
What he really did was avoid real planning, play for one inning, and leave like the game was won. It wasn't. He left the scene to do a victory lap and left his soldiers with the war he couldn't bring himself to plan for. They pull 3 tours of duty, bleed, and die.
He plays golf.
What a hero.
Read the link above to see a short article about the war for which he prepared our troops.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Yesterday was a long, bad day. the final cut on a day filled with trouble and disappointment was the word I got just before lunch. My good friend David Gates was dead. David was the Executive Director of the Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association. He was my boss when I worked for that organization, but it never felt like it. He was always someone who worked to help me do my job. he was always a friend to me and very kind to me in some of the more difficult times in my life. He's one of the best people I've met in my profession (legal or political) and he is missed dearly.
Monday, February 12, 2007
Let me walk you through our approach to war with Iran. I've talked about it briefly in the past on this site before. News on Iran has really been spreading out over the last week or so. Stories in Newsweek, Vanity Fair, and new Naval deployments seem to be pointing to an ominous picture.
Al-Qaeda works with Iran...right?
The Post has reported an interesting kink in the road to Iran. The Bush administration and their surrogates have for a while now played upon our limited understanding of the Middle East. It's easy to think of them as 'good' moderate Muslims and and 'bad' radical Muslims. It's easy and its wrong. it isn't as if the bad ones all just live in the places we don't care for (Iran, Syria, etc) and as if they conveniently match Sunni or Shiite in their 'home country'. Oh, and never mind where Al-Qaeda fit in all this. lets just make them pals with the Iranians or Iraqis or whomever is convenient to target.
This Al-Qaeda-Iran tie has been bubbling out more and more by the Bush administration lately. some of us have been keeping one eyebrow cocked and wondering where this is heading. The Post report describes how the CIA was rushing reports of the Iranian government arresting Al-Qaeda operatives as they were tying to enter Iraq. This came as at a time when Bush was preparing to publicly link Iranian leadership and Al-Qaeda before the UN in order to get the sanctions he seeks. This is a well worn path for us. Why make the point on its merits when we can just fabricate the facts to fit our plans?
It's a willingness to confuse getting what you want with getting what we need.
Mayor Giuliani, Mr. New York, it seems was married for 14 years to his second cousin. I'm sorry, but I'm more than a little pessimistic that a New Yorker who's Pro Choice, Pro Gun Control, Pro Gay Rights, and once married to his 2nd cousin will somehow win the GOP nomination. If he does, then you'll officially see the fall of the religious right from the heights of their 2004 theocracy.
Friday, February 09, 2007
(AP) A "very damning" report by the Defense Department's inspector general depicts a Pentagon that purposely manipulated intelligence in an effort to link Saddam Hussein to al-Qaida in the runup to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, says the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.The Pentagon announces what we all knew in the first place. The office of the President knowingly fabricated the evidence that lead us to war. If he was a Democrat he would be impeached.
Monday, February 05, 2007
Sunday, February 04, 2007
The big UN Climate change report is out, and i won't bore you with that. Global warming is real and if you think that's wrong, go sit in the corner. (dunce hat is waithing) THAT'S NOT THE REAL NEWS!! the real news is that one of the Bush-connected think tanks, THE AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE, has been taking millions in cash from Exxon/Mobile and converting it into $10,000 payoffs (plus expenses!) to scientists that can help them undermine global warming research! It's the old 'smoking doesn't hurt you' scientists with a modern spin! this time, not only do we see how much their payoff is, we have a presidential administration working hand-in-hand.
Friday, February 02, 2007
Is George Bush a "good man in difficult circumstances trying to do the right thing?"A friend of mine pointed out the article above and she was a little dismayed at how strongly John Edwards spoke about Hillary Clinton, Barrak Obama, and George W. Bush. Not me. it couldn't have said what he did any better. He flatly held some folks accountable for their talk and actions. More to the point, he spoke in a way that cut through the chosen-by-committee words that Obama and Hillary use. All too safe to have meaning. I found the whole (short) article refreshing, and i never feel refreshed here lately.
"No," Edwards said. "He is not."
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Molly was a progressive Texan who transcended the Left/Right, Liberal/Conservative labels. In an age where people want you neatly into one of two camps, easily identified by a bumper sticker, she truly was 'neither'. I admired her writing and her honesty. I've often used her as an inspiration on this site.