Watching the ethically-challenged, tiny-handed Scottie McClellan tap dance through yet another White House "press conference," pulling out the "I think I've earned your trust" line that every unfaithful spouse in the world tries, I am stuck on one question. What if David Gregory or one of the other intelligent and constantly thwarted reporters, after getting yet another non-responsive "we're not able to comment about that at this time" answer, just stood up, and on-camera said "Scottie, you're a liar. You represent a cabal of liars. The country deserves better than you all, and I am no longer going to be a part of the problem, and I hope that my counterparts feel the same way I do. Good-bye." After which, he picks up his stuff and leaves.What would happen?
No matter what the PlameGate case brings, no matter how the Iraq misadventure goes, no matter what else happens, everybody who opposes this incompetent, malevolent, dishonest, illegally-appointed president of ours should be pleased by one simple fact.For the next three years and three months, the conspirator-in-chief of the United States is going to be living in hell, a hell of his own creation. He will go down in history as the worst president ever, and he knows it, and it will eat at him until January of 2009 when a successor is sworn in.Enjoy the cold-sweat nightmares, Georgie, you earned them.Meanwhile, I'll be sleeping like a baby.
lest we forget
Although I'm no believer in omens or anything supernatural, it behooves us to remember that October 29th, 1929, was the infamous Black Tuesday crash of the Stock Market. Our present economy, and by extension much of the world's, is on thin ice and one good stomp and we are in frigid waters. Make our elected officials start to do the right thing and act with honor and integrity or face being thrown out. It's high time we made common sense common.
don't fuck up the blow job
With the Bush administration and little Dark W. Helmet's personal legacy self-immolating before our eyes at long last, it looks like the Democrats have a golden opportunity to start building a future for a progressive America over the next couple of election cycles. There's really only one thing that could possibly interfere:The Democrats themselves. A party that is today hierarchically dominated by a firmly entrenched old school of what are essentially moderate Republicans. There are a dozen national projects that a progressive America could do to get this country back on the right path of being the leader of the free world and the most prosperous and equal-opportunity nation on the planet, but the current leadership clique of the Democrats do not have the vision or the guts to be able to do anything other than to be professional sparring partners and punching bags for the fascist/conservative/religious overgrown frat-boy coalition that forms today's Republican party.It's a remarkable commentary on the state of liberal progressive thinking today that the only two people with any testicles in the Democratic party are Barbara Boxer and Nancy Pelosi, and that in true progressive governance philosophy that Dennis Kucinich and Al Sharpton are the ones that are the most self-consistent and make the most sense.If the Democrats can't do better than that, I'm moving to Canada. Either that or I'll become a vocal Republican shill just to fuck with the chickenshit losers that let this country sink without even trying to bail it out.It's time to step up and give the Democratic party an extreme makeover.
the bars and stripes
Looks like I. Lewis Libby is going to have some 'splainin' to do before a jury of his peers. And, it doesn't look like he has a leg to stand on which might explain his new fashion accessories, a shiny pair of crutches. If he goes to jail, it will be like christmas for his cellmate. Why, you say?Isn't it obvious?He will get a new Scooter to ride!Happy Fitzivus, everybody!
Congratulations, George W. Bush. You are now personally responsible for the deaths of 2,000 American armed forces personnel. No matter how hard you wash your hands, you will never erase the blood.Out, damned president.
Scott McClellan also has very tiny hands.
With all of the talk that the real leader of the country, Vice President Cheney, is going to be indicted by the prosecutor in the Valerie Plame case, I can't help but hope that when he is arrested we will finally be able to see headlines screaming "Dick Goes Limp!"
Andrew Sullivan has very tiny hands.
who'da thunk it?
George "Boy George" O'Dowd was recently arrested for possession of about an eighth of an ounce of cocaine, a fairly significant amount indicating a regular user of the drug. Friends of the accused have been expressing surprise.And, in their defense, who could have possibly imagined the name "Boy George" and the word "blow" ever showing up in the same sentence?
be very afraid - NOW!
Yesterday it was the New York subways, today it was all a hoax. Today the Washington Monument, tomorrow, who knows what?I'm beginning to wonder if our president isn't actually "Monster Horror Chiller Theater's" Count Floyd in disguise: "velcome to de sca-a-a-a-a-ry house - it's so-o-o-o-o sca-a-a-a-a-ry!"
the boy who cried "al-Qaeda"
This morning, President Dark W. Helmet gave a speech about "eye-raq," the "war on terra" and "nine-'leven" in an effort to regroup and get many of the people who seem to have voted for him back behind him and to get his approval ratings back over a meager one-third of the people of the United States.The speech was flat and hollow, and didn't even get much coverage from the Bush-subsidized media conglomerates that usually can't wait for the chance to lick some thousand-dollar boots.Within hours, a puzzling last-minute news conference in New York City brought to our attention a "specific and credible threat" aimed at the New York subway system. No details were provided, there was no further elevation of the terrorism color-code alert for the city or the country, and reassurances that everything was actually quite safe and people should continue about their lives was painstakingly given.It looks to me like the deceptions of this administration are ringing so hollowly, even to themselves, that they are just phoning in their efforts to maintain the illusion of competence and integrity that they have hidden behind for the last five years.
Happy birthday to me! One whole year of my chain-of-consciousness for public display.If you like it, thanks, if not, better luck next time.
Little Dark W. Helmet has finally unveiled his second pick for Justice of the Supreme Court. It is White House counsel Harriet Miers. Harriet has never been a judge before, and now stands the chance of become one of the most powerful judges in the country for the rest of her life. Experience is over-rated.I'll bet she knows a lot about Arabian horses...
bread and circuses
HBO's "Rome" is the best television show ever. Watch it.
this could be bad
I have no confirmation of this yet, but a local (mid-Kansas) news source had a brief mention of the story of a suicide bomber blowing himself up at a football game in Norman, Oklahoma. I'm waiting to find out more, and even to find out if there is any truth to this story but if there is, we have lost our suicide bomber cherry in this country.Let's hope I heard wrong.