Friday, May 01, 2009

Friday Cat Blogging With Photoshop
From 2Millionth Web Log

SCOTUS edition. And, per last weeks FCBWP: if all goes as planned, I'll be Jazz Festival-ing on Sunday, so, see you at the Fairgrounds.
Praise the Lord and Waterboard
From 2Millionth Web Log

It's an Evangelical thing.
Tricky Condi
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"And so by definition, if it was authorized by the president, it did not violate our obligations under the Convention Against Torture."
"He Kept Us Safe"*
From 2Millionth Web Log

*Offer not available to military personnel or allied countries.

As Bill Hicks once said, we hope you've enjoyed your fireworks show.

Oh, and I'm not implying that they actually DID "keep us safe." To draw a rough analogy, just because a rooster crows at the rising sun doesn't mean it's responsible for the morning's light.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

It'll Be The Best Thing Since New Coke
From 2Millionth Web Log

Time for a rebrand attempt.
Brownie: Obama Administration Overreacting to Flu Pandemic
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And if anyone knows how to stay cool under fire, it's Mike "Anything I need to tweak?" Brown.
Scalia: What Do We Need a Voting Rights Act For?
From 2Millionth Web Log

End of an Error

Major combat operations have ended for Britain.

Sorry for the sub par on a somewhat short lunch break from the previously mentioned training class.
Being Schooled

In a training class today...if nothing else, I'll post some things late today.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hope at 100
From 2Millionth Web Log

100 days, that is...well, yesterday's big story about Arlen's party (and he'll cry if he wants to) is probably as good a metaphor as any--someone who's been pretty much a mainstream Republican can, one, no longer expect ANY support from the wingnut base, and two, is plenty welcome enough on the other side of the aisle.

I wish the neo-con ninnies shouting "socialist" from the rooftops basements would take note--far from being even radical, the Obama administration is pretty middle of the road, Keynesian to be sure...duh--so was their be-knighted/beatified/be-sainted Ronald, Patron of the Laffer curve...They've been forced by circumstance--the George W. Bush exercise in political and economic lunacy--to undertake significant measures to, ahem, PRESERVE the existing system.

There are moments when the new administration has been disappointing to true progressives; however, they are working under certain constraints and probably doing the best they can given the circumstances. And it's not like the alternative would have been any better...far from it:

From 2Millionth Web Log


Oh--am a little under the weather today, posting will likely be slow...and tomorrow I'll be stuck in a training class. Until then...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tea Parties and Tent Cities Tents of Freedom
From 2Millionth Web Log

"The Vision Thing"--still a problem for the GOoP'ers.
Send in the Clown
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Lame attempt to be humorous in a smug sort of way FAIL.
The Brian Ross Story
From 2Millionth Web Log

Also known as "I, Stenographer."
Why Specter Switched, a Visual Interpretation
From 2Millionth Web Log


Monday, April 27, 2009

Sherlock Shrub
From 2Millionth Web Log

Shorter George W. Bush:

Please investigate my administration for war crimes.
In Reason--And In Hot, Fresh Coffee--We Trust
From 2Millionth Web Log

Here's to the SHL.
Real (Diaper) Man of Genius
From 2Millionth Web Log

Vitter and the volcano the pandemic preparedness funding.
From 2Millionth Web Log

Steve Benen points to more Shrub-Nixon comparisons; interestingly, the Rude Pundit brought the topic up last week, I believe.

Given that a Ford's pardon of the other Dick likely cost him politically, I'd guess the odds are low that President Obama will follow the example. And accepting a pardon certainly implies guilt, as does the mountain of evidence re: "enhanced interrogation" now in the public record, which means Shrub and the Dick of our generation are unlikely to grasp that particular life line unless it becomes absolutely necessary.

Personally, I'll settle for a de facto house arrest for the two them--and their fellow torture apologists--that is, the necessity for a certain Kissingerian level of caution with regards to travel. It would be exceedingly small justice, but better than no justice at all.

I'll also settle for the verdict of history, which will harshly judge not only the previous administration, but their windbag wingnut defenders. Or so I hope.