Friday, August 31, 2007

What we learned from the repugs this week!

That screwing around with prostitutes is okay, being adulterous is fine, serial marrying is okay - that's all part and parcel of family values for repugs!

BUT - being gay? Oops - that's not something we can deal Senator Craig is leaving...and Senator Vitter is staying and the several times married prez-wanna-bes are still running - and the repugs are joyous!.

I'd rather be a democrat.....

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

New Orleans - 2 years after Katrina

Katrina happened 2 years ago today! And New Orleans is still waiting for the promised help to arrive.....

it took about 2 weeks for mr-i-am-your-savior to say:
We will do what it takes, we will stay as long as it takes, to help citizens rebuild their communities and their lives. This great city will rise again.

Shrub got to Minnesoat more quickly and I'll bet that in two years the bridge in Minnesota is fully functional....

Watch this video and contact your elected officials...

the levee break was on shrub's watch - as was September 11th, 2001 -
please remember that Republicans do not, I repeat , do not like citizens - they only like money and power...

And where was mr-so-concerned two years ago? Celebrating a birthday, cake and all in the photo ops, with mr-I want-to-be-president mccain.

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The "best" of Gonzo

From TPM [I like # 3 the best - and you can tell TPM what your best Gonzo moment is]
TPM email at end of clip

Senator Craig [R- Idaho] another gay R

Back in April 0f 2005 I posted this:

Since then, several prominent republicans have been found engaging in homosexual activities. There is nothing wrong with same-sex sex...if it is consensual.. BUT - there is a big problem with hypocrisy..and that's what is wrong with the gay republicans. There are gay repugs who are not in any closets and they actually vote for people like mad king george - altho why I can not fathom.

In my mind, the psychology side of it, I know that those repugs who are most adamantly against anything gay are those who have a problem with their own sexuality. They actually hate that part of their life and so despise themselves for their own sexual feelings for someone of the same sex - that they run the other way to somehow prove they are not gay. They do this by sponsoring and voting for all anti-gay legislation, getting married and fathering a lot of children. And they rev up the right wing allegedly "religious" base and not only do they keep getting elected, they get many states to enact anti-gay provisions because they turn all this self-loathing this into large voter turn out coupled with lots of money.

If they only admitted they had feelings for persons of the same sex, whether or not they acted on those feelings, we would have a much more compassionate country. Instead these self-hating bigots push their so-called religion on all of us - whether we are believers or not.

Ask yourself [if you agree with people like Senator Craig] - would Jesus kill gay person?


I am not gay but I pled guilty to avoid problems...odd legal defense...

Monday, August 27, 2007

Two takes on Gonzo

This from one who lives inside a bubble inside his own head inside the WH:

“It is sad that we live in a time when a talented and honorable person like Alberto Gonzales is impeded from doing important work because his good name was dragged through the mud for political reasons,” Bush said at a press conference in Crawford, Texas.

The President praised Gonzales for his “integrity, decency and principle.” He added that in his two and a half years as attorney general, Gonzales “has played a critical role in shaping our policies and the war on terror and has worked tirelessly to make this country safer.”

This from Sidney Blumenthal:

In the weeks leading up to his resignation, Gonzales was undoubtedly aware of the various investigations into his activities, the avenues being pursued and the witnesses questioned, not all of them in public. As a practiced attorney, he knew that once he left government service he would become less interesting to investigators and that whatever revelations were unearthed would have less political impact. The logic of his resignation became indisputable from his own narrow interest and the larger interest of the administration. But the resignation of Rove severed his lifeline to his political control agent. Without Rove, Gonzales was adrift.

From the beginning of his rise with George W. Bush until the day of his abrupt resignation, Alberto Gonzales was anointed, directed and protected by Karl Rove. At the Department of Justice, Gonzales served as Rove's figurehead. In the real line of authority, the attorney general, a constitutional officer, reported to the White House political aide. Bush did not nickname Gonzales "Fredo," after the weak brother in "The Godfather," without reason.

Full Blumenthal article here:

Another rat leaves the sinking ship

This rat, though, was one of the persons who caused the damage that made the ship sink..

Gonzo is gone! Well going - he's sticking around til mid September - probably gets some sort of monetary reward or retirement packages for being there til then...

In this Administration, the only two originals left standing [call them captains if you must] that will stay on this sinking ship til the end - are Bush and Cheney...

I'll have to go back and see if other originals are left but my recall is that they are gone. Of course the replacements are just as bad but what do you expect . This is the Admin that can't speak truth, can't help but lie, tortures, kills, maims, and threatens and all who support it agree with those as basic American principles...

Having lived in D.C. for so many years, I have good friends who worked at the DOJ - good attorneys who wanted nothing more than to protect us and the Constitution....they were non-partisan in their work and they were passionate about their jobs.

Most have now retired - but Ia can almost guess they are sitting with huge grins on their faces right now...but also wondering if the department they loved so much can ever again garner the trust of the people that it once had.