Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Bush Shreds Another Part of The Constitution 
The search for "iraq Long-Term Relationship senate" returned very few documents. Iraqi Constitution Requires Parliament to Approve Long-Term U.S. Presence

What about U.S. Senate approval for formalizing Bush's quagmire for ever and ever in Iraq?

Lookie what the Article II Section 2 now says:
He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties

When are we going to hear about the Senate ratifying the Declaration of Principles for a Long-Term Relationship of Cooperation and Friendship Between the Republic of Iraq and the United States of America

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Doggie Blogging 
Mocha trying to blend in

Fall is no longer in the air...

Dear PBS & Affilliates 
I was about to give your station $250. Not because I believe you value education over Republican agendas, the last 7 years of the Bush junta show that you don't. I almost gave you $250 to get tickets to Celtic Woman as a Christmas present for my wife. However, you decided to air the Republican talking point that Social Security is unreliable. Your editorial commentary failed to mention that Social Security has never, ever missed a payment while pension plans run by your corporate sponsors have folded.

Dear PBS, I am damned if I ever give you another penny.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Things That Make You Go Hmmmm 
Ever notice that the plans to tax the rich are called class warfare and the plans to tax working Americans and give them nothing in return are called sound fiscal policy?

Friday, November 23, 2007

You Heard It Here First 
One of the most polarizing issues in the 2008 campaign will be whether or not the US should co-operate with a war crimes investigation of Bush and Cheney.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

No Bias There 
The Seattle PI had the front page headline blaring "County raises your taxes by $90 a year". The article also mentioned that bus fares went up 25 cents.

It could have just as easily said county raises your taxes by 25 cents a day and increased bus fares by $125 a year. That makes the bus fare sound worse the property tax increase sound minimal doesn't it?

No Coincidence There 
Atrios notes the arm twisting for the Fed to lower rates next year. This is not a new aberration. Federal Reserve Board policy has long mirrored Presidential elections and whether or not the White House was controlled by a Democrat or a Republican. Interest rates climbed in 2000 even as there were shocks to the system from Bush's Enron buddies. Interest rates fell in 2004 much to the surprise of everyone. Everyone but conspiracy theorists that is.

There also seems to be a corollary in gasoline prices. Gas prices fell briefly before 2004 and then rose sharply. The heads of banks and oil companies aren't fools they are just engage in class warfare with all of the weapons they have.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Wingnuts Claim They Have A Conscience 
The ACLU reports :
A federal court today put on hold two rules enacted in April by the Washington State Board of Pharmacy. The rules would have required pharmacies to dispense medications regardless of individual pharmacists' personal feelings about a particular medicine.
The wingnuts at the pharmacy who wish to regulate their customers' life claim and conscience and moral and ethical reasons. What next? Using this logic shouldn't a Muslim person working at a greasy spoon refuse to deliver bacon with your eggs? Using this logic shouldn't a Jewish person working at a McDonald's refuse to sell you a cheeseburger? Using this logic shouldn't a vegetarian working at a grocery store refuse to sell you hamburger? Using this logic shouldn't a Christian Scientist be able to refuse a business permit to a pharmacist?

Why do these wingnut pharmacists go about their religious beliefs in such a half-assed way? To be truly in tune with the Bible shouldn't they learn from the parable of the Good Samaritan? Would Jesus want them to charge people for medicine? Did the Good Samaritan ask for a co-pay? Why won't any of these "moral pharmacists" sue when the system prevents them from dispensing life saving medicine to people who can't afford it?

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Where is My Bush Boom? 
Atrios notes it isn't a happy day in Cramerville. I must admit that late last month I did what you aren't supposed to do. I timed the market and took my long term holdings to cash. My warning bell? George Bush said:
And that's good news for people here in our country. It's an indicator that this economy is a vibrant and strong economy.
The stock market meets the curse of the Bush photo-op. Any questions?

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Say What? 
Bush is trying to establish his reputation as fiscally conservative?

Mr. George "Maxed Out" Bush pretends he cares about budgets?

Monday, November 05, 2007

On War 
War is a failure of diplomacy.

Greater minds than mine have analyzed wars.

Atrios points out that Presidential candidate John Edwards gets it when it comes to launching a "preventive war."

As NTodd has pointed out Godwin's law is no longer in effect. In other words, "Hey, Adolf! Hey, Dumbya! How did those preventive wars work out for your respective countries?"

Saturday, November 03, 2007

putting the svu into svu 
Yes, I am behind on my tv watching. Law & Order:SVU probably gave Fred Thompson a heart attack...

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