Monday, July 31, 2006

Like Public Opinion Only Sooner 
I have been calling for impeachment for years now. It seems public opinion has caught up with me. MSNBC poll puts it at 87% in favor.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Success At Last! 
Bush and the Republicans' war on the middle class is succeeding!
Wage stagnation, long the bane of blue-collar workers, is now hitting people with bachelor's degrees for the first time in 30 years.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Reporting The Good News From The Middle East 
As Dr. Rice keeps getting sent to the Middle East quicker than you can say Henry Kissinger, I thought she might like to know some of the travel advisories posted at travel.state.gov.
Official Americans' use of the Kabul-Jalalabad road is often restricted or completely curtailed because of security concerns. The country faces a difficult period in the near term, and American citizens could be targeted or placed at risk by unpredictable local events. In addition, there is also a real danger from the presence of millions of unexploded land mines and other ordnance.

All vehicular travel in Iraq is extremely dangerous. There have been numerous attacks on civilian vehicles, as well as military convoys. Attacks occur throughout the day, but travel at night is exceptionally dangerous and should be avoided. There have been attacks on civilian vehicles as well as military convoys on Highways 1, 5, 10 and 15, even during daylight hours. Travelers are strongly urged to travel in convoys with at least 4 vehicles in daylight hours only. Travel in or through Ramadi and Fallujah, travel between al-Hillah and Baghdad, and travel between the International Zone and Baghdad International Airport is particularly dangerous. Occasionally, U.S. Government personnel are prohibited from traveling to select areas depending on prevailing security conditions. There continues to be heavy use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and/or mines on roads, particularly in plastic bags, soda cans, and dead animals. Grenades and explosives have been thrown into vehicles from overpasses, particularly in crowded areas. Travel should be undertaken only when absolutely necessary and with the appropriate security.

The Department of State urges American citizens to avoid travel to Lebanon and Americans currently in Lebanon to leave. This supersedes the Travel Warning issued on July 19, 2006.

Saudi Arabia
All American citizens in Saudi Arabia should maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness and reduce their vulnerability. Terrorist groups continue to target housing compounds, hotels, methods of transportation, and commercial establishments where Westerners can be found. Americans should maintain a low profile, vary routes and times for all required travel, and treat mail and packages from unfamiliar sources with suspicion. In addition, American citizens are urged to avoid contact with any suspicious, unfamiliar objects, and to report the presence of such objects to local authorities. Vehicles should not be left unattended, if at all possible, and should be kept locked at all times. American citizens are urged to park their motor vehicles in protected areas with restricted access and to inspect the vehicles before using them, looking underneath, inside the engine compartment, and inside the trunk. The use of a flashlight for vehicle inspections at night is recommended.

Mission Accomplished!

It's the Constitution, stupid!

The Wages Of Sin 
Minimum wage workers feel the wrath of Republicans. The Republicans appear to take great pride in their gluttony, greed and extravagance as they reward sloth and accuse American workers of envy.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Another Reason Bites The Dust 
Reasons to invade Iraq:
Find the smoking gun before it becomes a mushroom cloud.
Close the rape rooms.
Stop the torture!
Bring the killers behind 9/11 to justice.
Prevent civil war.
They have lots of oil.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Bush To Senate: 
Don't throw me into that briar patch! The Senate faced with popular opposition to Bush's illegal spying activities in a bold move has decided to make Bush's illegal activities legal.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Hong Tran (D-WA) 
I cannot vote for Sen. Cantwell in the primary. Should she win the primary, I will support my party's candidate. However, I think Cantwell's pro-Bush, pro-stupidity stance on the Iraq war will cost her the general election. The Republican candidate already has those bases covered. I support Hong Tran for U.S. Senate in Washington State.

Mark Wilson Sells Out 
He has been removed from my blogroll. He has gone from questioning Cantwell's support of Bush's war crimes to being a paid shill for Cantwell. Way to show principle, Mark. Are you expecting to get support in any primary in the future?

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

If Thomas Jefferson Had A Blog 
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Happy July 4th! All the above text is from the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson.

Monday, July 03, 2006

I Come Not To Praise The N Y Times 
but not to bury them either. They have many sins to atone for. They published Judith Miller's trash despite much evidence to the contrary. They spiked a story about Bush's illegal wiretaps because it could hurt his chances in the 2004 election. They haven't investigated why 4 hijacked airplanes could fly over 10 military bases without so much as a fighter escort on 9/11.

The thing the Times did right is getting them into hot water. They reported on Bush's illegal invasion of privacy of Americans' banking records . This is the sort of thing the Fourth Estate is supposed to do. Republicans of the hardly ever right claim these are treasonous actions by the N Y Times. I, on the other hand, think reporting on Bush's illegal activities is highly patriotic of the Times. It is Bush that is committing treason. This is why I call the Republicans hardly ever right. The Constitution is the supreme law of the land and Bush the Usurper has pledged to uphold it. He has not. He has been systematically dismantling the Constitution. That is treason.

Will Joe Make It Official? 
Atrios notes Joe Loserman has a press conference starting in a few minutes. I predict it is to put an R after his name.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

From The "Just A Coincidence" Department 
Popular wartime pResident continues circling the drain. Look over there! Bin Laden releases a scary message! You would almost think that Bush's and Bin Laden's families were business partners.

Bonus question - does anybody remember what US Government Agency George Bush, Sr. and Osama bin Laden had in common?

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