Saturday, April 08, 2006

Swiss Cheese

Wow! I mentioned this briefly below but when I finally got to it ...wheew. If this isn't a pantload of swiss cheese I don't know what is!

It is not known when the conversation between Bush and Cheney took place. The White House has declined to provide the date when the president used his authority to declassify the portions of the October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate..

Don't bother us with details right now, we're still making it up!

Fitzgerald did not say in the filing that Cheney authorized Libby to leak Plame‘s identity, and Bush is not accused of doing anything illegal.

Cuz every President always has that plausable deniability, you know. ....Wildly unethical and harmful to the country, yes. Illegal?

Because Bush declassified the intelligence document, the White House does not view Libby‘s conversations about it as a leak. But that determination is difficult to make without knowing precisely when Bush decided to declassify the information.

Ah, while we are making it up we'll play semantics:

the meaning or relationship of meanings of a sign or set of signs; especially : connotative meaning b : the language used (as in advertising or political propaganda) to achieve a desired effect on an audience especially through the use of words with novel or dual meanings.

Go ahead and throw that swiss chesse right on that pile of Bush Bull right over there. Gives it a little more flavor. Can you taste it yet? Feel like brushing your teeth?

War on Christianity

I just saw John Kasich on Faux news. He did what amounted to a "war on christianity' piece. He said that the da vinci code going to the movies and the jesus judas thing that is coming up is somekind of war on peoples faith. My question is
How does it despel the basic premise of their tenet of how they should treat people and how they should use their daily life in service of the ways of God. That is the essence of their faith and they don't even know it!!!!!!!!!
It's a typical right wing divide and conquer red herring. Loving people of Christ. These people couldn't care less about you or your faith.

Reading Room

All these contributed by readers...Thank you.

In Iraq

Needless to say, the two insurgencies are also battling each other, in what can only be called Iraq’s civil war. There’s little chance that they will unite against their common foe, the United States. But that doesn’t make the situation any less deadly for U.S. forces in Iraq. What is means is that the United States is now fighting virtually the entire Iraqi Arab population. Only the non-Arab Kurds seem loyal to the United States now, and the notoriously fickle Kurds, famed for shifting their allegiances on a dime, can’t be counted on as permanent friends, either.

On consistancy

To preen oneself on having resisted temptations one has never felt is no different than taking credit for victories over enemies one has never faced. It is the squawk of the chicken hawk raised to the status of a theological principle.

John Kerry DOES have a plan!

If Iraqis aren't willing to build a unity government in the five months since the election, they're probably not willing to build one at all. The civil war will only get worse, and we will have no choice anyway but to leave. .........
In a neutral setting, Iraqis, working with our allies, the Arab League and the United Nations, would be compelled to reach a political agreement that includes security guarantees, the dismantling of the militias and shared goals for reconstruction. ......We can put the American leadership on the side of our soldiers and push the Iraqi leadership to do what only it can do: build a democracy.

Citizen finally gets to say what so many of us wanted to, Face to Face, what a dream!

Outside, Bush's motorcade came within site of at least a couple hundred protesters outside the hall. They chanted, "Do your job!" and held signs with phrases such as "Liar" and "Worst President Ever."
Lonna says:
One kudo for Bush -- he told the audience to let Taylor finish. BUT, he and the rest of his administration never quit lying and not answering questions. What Bush said bore little resemblance to what Taylor said/asked. What does what is in green have to do with what is in red, really? And they imply that anyone who doesn't think Bush should be able to wiretap whoever he wants, with or without a warrant, doesn't want him to be able to wiretap al Qaeda members, which is another lie they never quit repeating.
Ron says(in a thick southern accent) ..Hangin up on that Al Quader fella, that ain't good.

Thanks Lonna and DC

Finally, I just saw headline "lawyer: Bush left leak details to Cheney"
I guess he forgot to tell him-except for leaking the name of a cia agent or using the blowdryer in the shower or some stupid thing like that.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Coffee Table

Mexican flag

I know this ticks off the wingnuttia. Just wanted to make sure they got their daily bit of rage.

A Better America

I just saw Tom Delay is not runnng for reelection. This is great news for America. You can play the two or three degrees of Tom Delay and connect him somehow to the vast majority of the graft and corruption going on right now.
We'll always remember your smiling mug shot. A happy crook. Good riddence Tom Delay. Please go far away.