Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year 2008

Happy New Year.


Take a minute out from your busy New Year's Eve and New Year's Day schedule, to accrue good karma by donating Free Rice here.


What are your New Year's resolutions?


What are Preznit Toad-Exploder's resolutions?

What are those of Big Dick?


Thoughts?

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Tibetan Buddhist Christmas 2007



Peace on earth, good will to men.


May all beings have happiness and the causes of happiness,

May all beings be free from suffering and the causes of suffering,

May all beings never be apart from the great happiness free from suffering.

May all beings remain in the great evenness of mind
free from passion, aggression and ignorance.



(This means you, too, George).

Special Christmas hat-tip to Buddhist Jihad.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Bush Torture Drives Aussie Hicks Insane -- No Release from Inner Gitmo, Ever

It all depends upon what is is.

And the rest of it depends on what isn't isn't.

It depends upon what Dirty Bush's Bushist fascists declare isn't torture.

Sticking bamboo slivers under people's fingernails, though a classic oriental method of torture, isn't torture to Dirty Bush's pro-torture crowd.

Why not? Two reasons.

1. It doesn't kill you, the pain merely makes you wish you were dead.
2. The people we're doing it to aren't really people. They ain't yoo-man, they're terrists. Ee-vil terrists.

It's like stepping on bugs. We don't care. They're just bugs.

OK, so one of these bugs, an Australian bug named David Hicks, held for some time at Hotel Intercontinental Abu Ghraib Gitmo, was released from Gitmo, and now is about to be released from an Aussie jail.

But the torture he endured there has made it impossible for him to leave. The Dirty Bushists have scrambled his brains so bad that he's a useless, agoraphobic, broken shell.

The Melbourne forensic psychiatrist Paul Mullen, who assessed Hicks at the Guantanamo Bay prison for terrorists in February 2005, said the confinement, institutionalisation and the removal of all initiative would have induced agoraphobia, obsessional behaviours and irrational fear.

Terry Hicks, who saw his son twice at Guantanamo Bay and has visited him regularly at Yatala, said: "It was not good - he had an anxiety thing. They told him he had no choice, he had to go [to Holden Hill] and they put him in the van and took him away. He just regressed back to Guantanamo Bay and he had such anxiety they had to bring him back."

Hicks's agoraphobia and panic attacks are hallmarks of prisoners who have spent prolonged periods in confined isolation. Professor Mullen said he would be suffering psychological damage from his trauma, which included being imprisoned in a container in the hot sun, believing he had been left there to die.


And that's what it's all about, isn't it? Preserving the important "moral values" of Western civilization?

Such as regarding other humans as bugs.

Then squashing them under one's foot.

While singing "it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas."

Because it so is.


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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Halliburton/KBR Rape Room gang rape survivor may have been drugged with G/Special K/Rohypnol

The former Halliburton/KBR employee accusing the company of attempting to cover up her gang-rape in Iraq is now speaking out about her ordeal -- imprisoned in container, she alleges; told by her superiors to shut up or lose her job.

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'Tis the Season to Be Jolly -- Dirty Bush-Style, Ho Ho Ho. (Not that kind of ho.) Ho Ho Ho.

Heard enough about KBR Rape in KBR Rape Rooms this holiday season?

I certainly have.

Thus, in the spirit of Christmas, which, as all three constant readers of this blog know full well we celebrate (Buddhist-style -- that would be the peace on earth/good will to men part, the Golden Rule part, and the actual teachings of Jesus part) I humbly offer up these delectable jollities.

(Hat tip to Malcolm of Australia, who cleverly left NE prior to our getting smacked down by several significant storms of snow. Good on ya.)


A TRUE LIST OF MORONIC COMMENTS, OR, WHY THE RIGHTWING CULTURE OF STUPIDITY (SHILLED BY THE SEDITIOUS MEDIA WHORE MEDIA) IS A REALLY REALLY BAD THING

(and if you can't figure out who uttered these utterings, you're reading the wrong damn blog)


"I promise you I will listen to what has been said here, even though I wasn't here." -- at the President's Economic Forum in Waco, Texas, Aug. 13, 2002


"We spent a lot of time talking about Africa, as we should. Africa is a nation that suffers from incredible disease." --Gothenburg, Sweden, June 14, 2001


"You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test." -- Townsend, Tenn., Feb. 21, 2001


"I am here to make an announcement that this Thursday, ticket counters and airplanes will fly out of Ronald Reagan Airport." -- Washington, D.C., Oct. 3, 2001


"Tribal sovereignty means that; it's sovereign. I mean, you're a -- you've been given sovereignty, and you're viewed as a sovereign entity. And therefore the relationship between the federal government and tribes is one between sovereign entities." --Washington, D.C., Aug. 6, 2004 (video clip)

And my very favorite so far:

"I couldn't imagine somebody like Osama bin Laden understanding the
joy of Hannukah."
-- at a White House menorah lighting ceremony, Washington, D.C., Dec. 10, 2001



Nor can I, Bubble Boy. Nor can I.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Second KBR Rape Case Surfaces: More of the Vile Same

What do the pro-rape crowd and the pro-torture crowd have in common?

Besides the syllable "pro"? And besides both promoting suffering? The suffering of others.

Both the pro-rape crowd and the pro-torture crowd are medievalist.

Medievalists reject modern concepts like the rule of law, human rights, working for the common good, honesty, decency, and so so.

Al Qaeda is medievalist. So are the fundamentalists of Iran. Rightwing crackpot "Christians" are medievalist. They emphasize the "eye for an eye" Old Testament while conveniently ignoring the actual teachings of Jesus. They're part of the Golden Rule: NOT crowd.

So, we're not surprised about selfish, greedy, sexist, murdering, raping, gang-raping power and control freaks like KBR, Halliburton, Blackwater, etc. going into hysterics and then acting out their internal hysteria in the real world.

It's the medievalism, stupid!!




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Full story here.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Dirty Bush's Pro-Rape Crowd: Be Sure to Give Your Rape Kit to the Perp

The Dirty Bush administration has worked long and hard (??) to protect a rapist's right to breed via government-forced maternity.

So it's no surprise that Dirty Bush also believes in protecting rapists -- gang rapists at that -- against the horrors of prosecution.

Because, you know, some of them might wind up in, like, jail! Like Scooter Libby. We wouldn't want to live with that, would we?

So here's the latest Dirty Bush horror story.


Four days into her placement in Iraq, a female Knight, Brown & Root employee gets drugged and then raped. Gang-raped by her fellow employees. Brutally raped and sodomized to the point that she will require surgery. The female employee reports the rape to her superiors at KBR, gets told she'll get fired if she doesn't shut the f*ck up.

Next, and this is my favorite part -- KBR frickin' kidnaps her.

KBR imprisons the rape victim in a container, and kept there so she'll just shut the f*ck up about being gang-raped.

Wow. Spreadin' democracy and the important values of western civilization, like, fer sure.

Then, and this is my favorite part, too -- she manages to call her Dad, who calls his congressman, who calls the Dirty Bush State Department, and gets them to find the kidnapped rape victim and set her free. She's examined by the military, who do a rape kit, as they should. And give her medical care.

What happens to the rape kit?

Surprise! The Dirty Bush State Department gives the rape kit not to the victim, nor to law enforcement (what's that, Daddy?), but to KBR, the people who kidnapped her, and the people who are protecting her gang-rapists!!

KBR is protecting them to this day. Are their names Knight, Brown, and Root?

Be sure to write nice letters to KBR. Everybody loses stuff. Like rape kits. Everybody has to give rape kits back to the people who are trying to cover up the crime. Everybody kidnaps their raped employees. Don't they? Don't they have a duty to their stockholders to get that broad to just shut the f*ck up?

The Saudis, Al Qaeda, the Taliban and the Talibangelical Dirty Bushists like KBR are all of one mind about this rape thing.

When your child gets gang-raped, it's all his or her goddamned fault!! If they hadn'ta been there, they wouldna gotten raped, would they?

And we can do with them whatever the f*ck we want.

End of story.




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Monday, December 10, 2007

The Pro-Torture Crowd of Dirty Bush: Feckless, Reckless & Lawless. Completely Out of Control






Oh my.

All those CIA torture pictures got "disappeared." Oh myomy.

In fact, they hardly even existed at all.

And even if they did exist, which they did not, they showed only things like Valerie Plame's identity, which the White House must protect at all costs. Or Al-Qaeda might sue us. Or something. Or it might show ways to hold your breath so long that waterboarding wouldn't drown somebody. Like showing pictures of putting bamboo slivers under someone's fingernails will show them how to make that not hurt so much that it makes them want to die, which is the actual point of torture, or did we forget about that part silly silly me.

So it's not about destruction of evidence.

What. You don't believe me?

You think that, um, destroying evidence = consciousness of guilt?

NO way.

Not in Bubble Boy's universe.


Wink wink.

Nudge nudge.

Say no more.



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Monday, December 03, 2007

Another GOP Fake Heterosexual Soon-to-be-Ex-Senator-Trent Lott Bites the Apparent Dust In Hookergate Repeat

Well, well, well.

Just when you think snark is just snark, and a cigar is sometimes just a cigar, the Greedy Old Pervert party shows you that their Bushist-fascist so-called reality is really real, and is reallly stranger than fiction.

In a deja vu all over again moment worthy of both Yogi Berra and JimmyJeffGuckertGannon, turns out that on Senator-about-to-not-be Trent Lott's staff was a real regular member.

A charming male hooker with a wonderful website, and a fabulous sense of professionalism.

The boy . . . is Benjamin Nicholas. One of the politicos Big Head DC has learned he’s alleged to have been involved with is the married Sen. Trent Lott, 66, who unexpectedly announced his retirement on Monday. Lott is well-known to have been against a plethora of gay rights issues throughout his terms in Congress. He was also good friends with Sen. Larry Craig throughout his time in Congress.

Nicholas told Big Head DC today via e-mail that he didn’t want to go on the record to talk about his dealings with Lott, because, said Nicholas, “Trent is going through his fair share of scrutiny right now and I don’t want to add to it.” However, e-mail and other records confirm that the two have met on at least two occasions.

“All I can say at this point is no comment,” Nicholas told us. “It’s the professional thing for me to do.”

In a subsequent e-mail message, Nicholas confirmed that another publication is working on a story about a “possible relationship” between Lott and himself, but Nicholas also “politely declined” an interview for that story.

“As I said before, Lott has quite a bit on his plate right now and I don’t really want to add fuel to the embers,” Nicholas told Big Head DC.


More here.

And here's Bejamin's website. Very professional.


Hat tip to the incomparable General JC Christian, patriot.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Aussies Humiliate Dirty Bush "Arse-Licker" Howard; US Bushist Fascism Next to Fall

I prefer instant karma, but eventual karma works for me, too.

Handwriting's on the wall, all you Bushist fascists. Dirty Bush's Poodle Blair's gone. Dirty Bush's Arse-licker John Howard's gone.

You're next.

All of you who have bankrupted this country. Morally, fiscally, every which way bar none.

You deserve a good waterboarding. Really.

Because -- y'all are really really really bad bad boys.

Let's start with Karl "Miss Piggy" Rove. How hard will he squeal, ya think?

I think he'll go "wee wee wee" -- all the way home.



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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Bitchy Nappy-headed Ho Karl "Miss Piggy" Rove Calls Calling Senator Clinton "a bitch" Key Secret Sexist Tactic

Well, some of us, at least, are not surprised.

Why is Newsweak paying this nasty sexist propagandist to spread his propaganda?

Maybe "Miss Piggy" Karl and Newsweek, and all their pussy propaganda minions are all on the rag.

Otherwise, it's inexplicable, is it not?

Friday, November 16, 2007

No Girlz Allowed

Swiftboating.

It's so Karl "Miss Piggy" Rove.

Consider this SwiftBoating of Senators Clinton, Obama, Edwards.

I have it on the very best authority that this is satire. If so, it's brilliant.

If not, it's inadvertent satire. Which is arguably even more brilliant -- where brilliance is in the mind of the beholders.

More here.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

"Help me, nuclear Armageddon, you're my only hope!"


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O-kay.

Let's be fair.

Ronnie Reagan didn't think actual nukes in Pakistan were any big frickin' deal, either. That's how they got away with having 'em in the first place.

But the reason our Savior George W. Bush doesn't care about the actual nukes in actual Pakistan where the actual Osama who actually attacked our country actually is -- is that Bubble Boy needs an actual Armageddon.

I mean, really. It's his only hope.

Bubble Boy ain't skeered of no Arma-geddon. Nope. Quoth Preznit Toad-Exploder -- "Bring it ON!"

He needs a deus ex machina to save him. Big-time. He knows he's fucked everything up. He just needs a nice nuclear war, an actual Armageddon, and he and all his Bushist cohorts will be vacuumed up into heaven.

And all will be forgiven, down to his dirtiest dirty Bush dirty deed.

(Unless them pesky Booodhists turn out to be right all along, in which case . . . . . well, karma, cause and effect . . . . well, you know. How low can you go, eh?)

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

The Hillary Clinton Conversion Syndrome

As is perfectly clear, I'm waaaay to the left of Senator Clinton. And I want to smack the blood-on-their-hands Naderites upside the head. Possibly on a permanent basis. (Metaphor, metaphor).

You heard me complaining below about all media whore media's continuing sexist coverage of the Senator, and it's still going on today.

My spies in Limbaugh-land say that he's ranting on about "single women" and how they're going to decide the election. As if there's something wrong with that? Who cares?

And I've read some columns, oddly, where other right-wingers are going all nutty on "single women" (who comprise a quarter of the population -- and I'd guess the other 25% of the 50% female population would be -- married women?) and calling them "slutty"?

As if calling women "slutty" will keep them from casting their vote? Ee-ew. How Anita Hill swiftboaty.

Now we have Charles Krauthammer, who apparently doesn't know any better, putting a metaphoric pubic hair on our public coke can.

His argument against Hillary Clinton is: don't vote for her because she's married to Bill Clinton, and presidents shouldn't be married to former presidents.

I kid you not. That's his frickin' beef.

Well, Charlie, that's pretty dumb of you. You on the rag, or something?

It's idiotic on its face.

Plus, you know, a lot of people LIKED having a surplus, and not being involved in big-time foreign wars, and not killing a lot of our troops and other people's civilians, trying to expand health care for all, and protecting the environment, and not pissing money away on mercenaries, and working on energy independence, and having a FEMA that worked, and improving our infrastructure, taking the Al Qaeda threat seriously, and upholding the rule of law, and generally having a professional and competent government.

So again, I am waaay to the left of Hillary Clinton, but I thought I'd let all my fearless readers know that columns and comments by right-wingers like Krauthammer are really starting to get to me.

I read that column, "Americans reject a co-presidency," with something like shock and awe.

This wild vile sexist swiftboat spin is creating in me and in many of us something like a Hillary Conversion Syndrome.

I just sent her money. Stop these sexist rants, reichwingers, or I swear, I'll send again.



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Monday, November 05, 2007

None Dare Call It Sexist

Here's a fine sexist slam-down of Clinton brought to you by the New York Times. They're so enlightened. Really.

And for a walk down memory lane, here's an earlier article about a fine sexist slam down of Clinton, brought to you by the Washington Post. It's all about cleavage. And remember, WaPo is so enlightened. Really.

And here's Taylor Marsh, pointing out the fine sexist slam-down of Clinton by "neutral" media whore Tim Russert. He's so enlightened. Really.

The Daily Howler's coverage of the frat boy pile-on was right on point:

(Liveblogger Garance) FRANKE-RUTA: OK, this is now everybody—and I do mean everybody—against Clinton. It makes her look brave for just standing there, this small determined woman being attacked by three men on either side of her, two male moderators, and the entire male Republican field. Each of the critics on his own would be more effective, but taken as whole, the optics of this are uncomfortable.


You know, it really doesn't matter that she gets peppered with snide question set-ups about having been merely a President's wifie, though that happened some years back (can you believe Timmeh taking up time on national TV to mention that the Senator is a "wonderful woman" with "a great husband"?) and trivializes her completely, which is of course, the point.

What a load of crap.

Clinton regularly gets blamed for being AT ONE TIME too weak AND too strong (oh, and the NY Times publishes a whole article about this, whilst merrily swiftboating Clinton sexistly on its front page!).

Useless jealous Heather spinster semi-femi MoDo trashes Clinton in every way for every stupid reason -- like giving away a cat (hunh?) -- all the frickin' time, but the blood on the torturing hands of illiterate sadist Bubble Boy, former enthusiastic Toad-exploder, don't really bother that MoDo much. Just get fix her up with that other stupid NYT columnist, Tierney, who worries 24/7 about who will educated women marry. (Answer: not you.). And bemoans the fact that more women than men are going to college (but didn't give a shit when the figures were reversed. Hmm. )

But it's ok to call Senator Hillary Clinton a nappy-headed ho, see? Just don't say it like that! Sure, all her supporters are really Anita Hill nutty/slutties! And that's ok! Because we don't give a crap about them anyhow, they're just a buncha frickin' broads!


I love how the boys love to play the gender card in national politics, do not you?

It works like this: if you're a gurrrl, and you complain about sexism, that's you being sexist, because you're a gurrrrl.

You can't even mention sexism, because that would be playing the gender card, which you can't do, because you're a gurrrl.

It's the perfect double bind!

Therefore, the only way you can criticize sexism and not play the gender card, is to just shut up about it, bitch.

And isn't shutting up uppity bitches what it's all about in the first place?

Duh.






Saturday, October 27, 2007

US Diplomats: Hell No, We Won't Go -- To Iraq, Dirty Bush's Deathtrap.

Sure, you don't want to go to Iraq. But Dirty Bush will make you go. Or, he'll destroy the State Department and US professional diplomacy from within. It's not like he believes in diplomacy, or professionalism anyhow, is it?

Really, it's win-win for Dirty Bush.

STATE DEPARTMENT TO FORCE DIPLOMATS TO GO TO IRAQ
Lack of volunteers prompts agency to impose Baghdad service on some

WASHINGTON - The State Department said Friday it will require some diplomats to serve in Iraq because of a lack of volunteers willing to work at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

Beginning Monday, 200 to 300 diplomats will be notified that they have been identified as "prime candidates" to fill 40 to 50 vacancies that will open next year at the embassy, said Harry Thomas, director general of the Foreign Service.

Those notified that they have been selected for a one-year posting will have 10 days to respond. Only those with compelling reasons, such as a medical condition, will be excused from duty, Thomas said.

More here. WaPo here.


Nobody forced Dirty Bush go to Vietnam.

In fact, the coward got to check off a little box saying, "I don't wanna serve overseas." And he got away with it. He didn't go to Vietnam, and let others spill their blood because he wanted to save his own ass.

And he's still trying to save his sorry ass.

At the expense of others.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Rummy Thrown Into Frog Hot Water: Is a Slow Simmer Torture, Or Just a Pleasant Bath?


Uh-oh.

Rummy's in trouble.

Didn't he know enough to stay away from France?


Torture Complaint Filed Against Rumsfeld


October 26, 2007

PARIS (AP) -- American and European rights groups filed a legal complaint in France accusing former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld of responsibility for torture in Iraq and at Guantanamo Bay.

The complaint was filed with the Paris prosecutor's office as Rumsfeld arrived in France for a visit, according to the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights, the Berlin-based European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights and two Paris-based groups, the International Federation of Human Rights and the League of Human Rights.

Full story here.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Christian Missionary "clown" nabbed for child porn; molested orphans

Conservative Christian missionary, Paul Carlock, a 57-year-old former police officer who worked as "Klutzo the Clown" alongside his wife dressed as "Smilee" for about a decade at birthdays, hospitals and partish parties has been caught with kiddie porn he filmed in the Philippines -- where he also molested orphans as they slept.(Can't you just hear him telling little kiddies, "Oops! So sorry about touching you there! I'm just so clumsy! Have a balloon and don't tell your mommy what the bad clown did. She won't believe you anyhow.")

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GORE WINS NOBEL PRIZE FOR PEACE






Could this be a turning point?

Will the USA now begin to stop its six-year slide into the vile Dirty Bushist hell of moral and fiscal bankruptcy?

Tune in next week, kids.


Full story here.




Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Torturz "R" -- US!!


Jimmy Carter tellz it like it iz.

Not that anyone here seems to give a shit. I mean, not that any of the Bushist fascists seem to give a shit.

Oh wait. Right.

That would be because -- they're Bushist fascists!!

Anyhow, God bless you, Jimmy Carter.

God bless you.


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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Casualties of War


A Task

. by Czeslaw Milosz


In fear and trembling, I think I would fulfill my life

Only if I brought myself to make a public confession

Revealing a sham, my own and of my epoch:


We were permitted to shriek in the tongue of dwarfs and demons

But pure and generous words were forbidden

Under so stiff a penalty that whoever dared to pronounce one


Considered himself as a lost man.






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This photograph says it all.
Osama lives, our young men and women die and suffer, Iraqis die and suffer.

Bushist fascism and the arrogant, Oedipal, sanctimonious hubris that fuels it continue to bring our country to its knees, leaving us fiscally bankrupt and morally bankrupt.


No one pays for these crimes.

So far.








I'm going on retreat for a while.

See you later.




Photograph by Nina Berman, from her excellent book, "Purple Hearts." I think this photo will become an emblematic photo of Bubble Boy's horrid Oedipal war. (Another was the Abu Ghraib hooded black figure with wires attached to his hands.)

Monday, September 03, 2007

Ex-Reagan Aide Calls Bush 'Mass Murderer'

The headline says it all. Paul Craig Roberts, former assistant secretary of the treasury under the Reagan administration, cites a recent report of more than 1 million deaths in Iraq since the war began. He calls Bush a "mass murderer" and also refers to his "Brownshirt administration."

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Saturday, September 01, 2007

Breaking: Republican Senator Larry Craig Resigns

"Disgraced Republican Senator Larry Craig announced that he would resign from the Senate effective September 30th. Apologizing to his family, colleagues and constituents, Craig was somewhat humbled, yet remained defiant to the end. It should be noted that someone brilliantly chose to hold the presser at the historic Boise Train Station."

So what about Senator Vitter, Bushist fascist family values adulterer/hooker enthusiast with a dirty-diaper fetish? He's not good to go?

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Senator Larry Has His Own Private Idaho? His Own Private Idaho Ho'? Ho ho ho.

First it was poopy-filled diaper Republican fetishist Senator Vitter.

Now it's anti-gay marriage activist, fake-married, closet homosexual homophobe Republican Senator Larry Craig of Idaho getting caught with his pants down, too.

Yes, no doubt, Senator Larry Craig, like Abu Gonzo Gonzalez, is just a good man whose name is been smeared by . . . .smeared with. . . unwarranted . . . . (long pause from beleaguered Preznit?) . . . mud?

Or whatever.

Senator "Larry" Craig's name is joining the long long list of Republican adulterers, pedophiles, wife-beaters, public adulterers, cancer-stricken wife-abandoners, fake heterosexuals who are loudly anti-gay and seek public sex, lying "family values" guys who indulge themselves in pay as you go sex with male prostitutes and female prostitutes, sometimes paying to be made to be forced to be sexual in poop-filled diapers (my personal GOPervert party favorite).

I think they're all "biblical" Christians, too.

O my God.


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Monday, August 27, 2007

Alberto Gonzales resigns as Attorney General

Alberto Gonzales has finally decided to step down from the helm of the Justice Department. He faced calls for his resignation for months after questions arose about his role in the firings of nine US Attorneys. Democrats have also accused him of misleading Congress in testimony about the NSA's warrantless wiretapping program.

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Matt Cooper: Karl Rove DID Leak Plame's Identity



Excellent coverage over at Crooks & Liars, here.
Below is a C & L transcript of David Gregory interviewing Matt Cooper earlier today.

David Gregory: Matt Cooper, let’s pick up on an aspect of the interview with, with Karl Rove having to do with the leak case, the CIA leak case, that you were part of as well.

And something’s that’s very interesting, he, he went out of his way to say, “I would not have been a confirming source on this kind of information” and taking issue with, with Novak’s testimony in his column that he knew who Valerie Plame was.

He said he would never confirm that information. That’s different from your experience with him.

Matt Cooper: Yeah, I, I think he was dissembling, to put it charitably.

Look, Karl Rove told me about Valerie Plame’s identity on July 11th, 2003. I called him because Ambassador Wilson was in the news that week.

I didn’t know Ambassador Wilson even had a wife until I talked to Karl Rove and he said that she worked at the agency and she worked on WMD.

I mean, to imply that he didn’t know about it or that this was all the leak…

David Gregory: Or that he had heard it from somebody else . . .

Matt Cooper: . . . . by someone else, or he heard it as some rumor out in the hallway is, is nonsense.

David Gregory: But he makes no apologies to Valerie Plame.

Matt Cooper: Karl Rove never apologizes. That’s not what he does.



A little consciousness of guilt there from closet cupcake Rove.

Hm. Interesting.

Here's emptywheel via firedoglake pointing out another of Rove's blatant, self-serving lies on TV today, enabled (as ever) by our useless masochistic media whore media.

On a brighter not, here's a story at WaPo about Rove's use of government funds for partisan political purposes. Bet someone will be spending some time on the Naughty Seat.

But I wonder about that careful dance Rove did about Plame, and the outright lie he told. Does this mean that Bubble Boy actually was made to fire Miss Piggy?


Monday, August 13, 2007

Fall of Turd Reich As Karl Rove Cuts & Runs


Turdblossom Karl Rove says he's leaving the White House because he wants to spend more time with his family, coming home from work early every day and playing gentle games lying on the floor with his 18-year-old adult son. And his second wife.

So sweet, really.

He wants to spend more time playing with his son, who won't be at even be at home to play with -- because the 18-year-old adult son's going away to college. (Perhaps changing his last name?) Not the second wife, though.

Hm.

No time to think up a less feeble excuse? Ouch.

One wonders why, having weathered many a storm, Turdblossom's finally thrown in the towel.

Whatever could have dislodged him?

Will it be a big shiny new fresh steaming turd that someone just plopped into the Bush WH punchbowl?

A turd that really makes waves.

Big ones. Bad stinky ones.

A turd so big, it says:

EVERYBODY OUTTA THE POOL.






Ee-ew.



Saturday, August 11, 2007

Sadists for Christ


"Suffer the little children to come unto me?"

Nah.

Let's let the little children who come unto me suffer.


Yes, let's tie children to our motor vehicles with ropes and drag them in the dirt on their stomachs in Jesus' name to show our little children the wonder of His love.


You think I'm joking? Sadly, no.

These are the godly (sic) works of "Love Demonstrated Ministries."

I kid you not.

Aug. 11, 2007, 2:45PM
Pastor accused of dragging girl behind his van
A trainer also faces charges in incident at boot camp

A San Antonio pastor and an employee of his Christian (sic) boot camp were arrested Friday on aggravated assault charges, accused of dragging a girl behind a van


And get this:

The camp was created to "reinstill the values that have been lost in our society for a couple of generations, values such as discipline, morality, unity and integrity."



Full story here.


Friday, August 10, 2007

New Evidence Clearly Indicates Pat Tillman Was Executed

New details surrounding the death of Pat Tillman clearly indicate that top brass decided to execute the former pro football star in cold blood to prevent him from returning home and becoming an anti-war icon.

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Sunday, August 05, 2007

NEW-BOUGHT RUPERT PAPER RUNS SEXIST FRONT-PAGE ARTICLE ON SENATOR CLINTON & CLEAVAGE ( or, "Rupie Murdoch Is a Nappy-headed Ho")

Mr. No Blood for Hubris and I have been vacationing happily on sunny global-warmingly humid Cape Cod.

One spent a particularly lovely evening in cyber-reality dancing at Jesus' General's party at Cafe Wellstone last night. (One was the one in a lent lavender gown with non-matching but satisfyingly sparkly stilettos).

Returning to cold reality this morning, one read the front page of the Cape Cod Times, that odd very Republican paper, Dow-owned, and now, of course, Murdoch-owned.

That front-page article is called "Peeks and Valleys."

It features three blue Barbie-doll-boobed pictures (an eye-catching 12-column-inches), and manages to mention the name HILLARY CLINTON, and the word CLEAVAGE in its entire two inches of text.

Raise your hands if you think the appearance of a FRONT PAGE, illustrated, 14-column-inch article mentioning HILLARY CLINTON, and CLEAVAGE is the work of just some little local copy editor gone berserk.

(Here's a link, but the online version doesn't do justice to the story's actual presentation, lacking the striking Barbie-doll boob blueprints showing various degrees of cleavage styles, the middle one being marked as "potential U.S. prez" and the rightmost one being marked "va-va-voom." )

Sex objects, anyone?

It's more Hillary-bashing. (And remember, one is well to the left of the Senator).

And it's unabashedly misogynist to boot.

And it's Rupert at work.

One is almost ready to start writing about Rupert's own bag of nuts.

In fact, one just did. (Ee-ew.)


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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Oh, Lookie! More Sexist WaPo Coverage of Senator Clinton! (Or, Howie Kurtz and Robin Givhan are Nappy Headed-ho's!)

We covered it before, and now we're covering it again.

The "nappy-headed ho" of all media whore media "nappy-headed ho"s is apparently the Washington Post, which just can't get enough of publishing wildly sexist articles about Senator Clinton, who, by the way is running for President.

But really, let's talk about Mitt Romney's choice of neckties, and whether his donger shows in his pants. Senator Vitter's pants-load, on the other hand, is not really sexual, not in the normal sense, anyway, so that doesn't count.

I guess the closest thing would be for the media whore media to keep talking about Bubble Boy's fake codpiece bulge.

So have at it.


Update: Here's Howard Kurtz's sexist defense of the indefensible: do note his charming sexist title! How witty! He calls it: "Cleavage and Clinton's Campaign Chest"




Thursday, July 26, 2007

Bubble Boy's Oedipal War Broke 'Em, But Bubble Boy Won't Pay to Fix 'Em





More tales of incompetence and inexcusible stupidity about shabby, shoddy "treatment" for American troops with PTSD.

(Recommendations for fixing VA system, here. Earlier WaPo story here.)

The American military, led by raucous draft-dodger George W. Bush as its shining, sock-stuffed-codpiece commander, apparently just can't handle treating its own troops with PTSD now, even thought it's Bush's own Oedipal war that gave them their severe psychological injuries.

Every month, 20 to 40 soldiers are evacuated from Iraq because of mental problems, according to the Army. Most are sent to Walter Reed along with other war-wounded. For amputees, the nation's top Army hospital offers state-of-the-art prosthetics and physical rehab programs, and soon, a new $10 million amputee center with a rappelling wall and virtual reality center.

Nothing so gleaming exists for soldiers with diagnoses of post-traumatic stress disorder, who in the Army alone outnumber all of the war's amputees by 43 to 1. The Army has no PTSD center at Walter Reed, and its psychiatric treatment is weak compared with the best PTSD programs the government offers. Instead of receiving focused attention, soldiers with combat-stress disorders are mixed in with psych patients who have issues ranging from schizophrenia to marital strife.

Even though Walter Reed maintains the largest psychiatric department in the Army, it lacks enough psychiatrists and clinicians to properly treat the growing number of soldiers returning with combat stress. Earlier this year, the head of psychiatry sent out an "SOS" memo desperately seeking more clinical help.

Individual therapy with a trained clinician, a key element in recovery from PTSD, is infrequent, and targeted group therapy is offered only twice a week.


Here's the real deall:

1. Assess.
Assess symptomatology, and the level of risk to self and others.
2. Refer In or Out, then Treat.
High-risk patients (dangerous to self/others) go inpatient, receive individual counseling at least twice a week, med eval, groups with possible referral for psych eval. They stay inpatient until they are stabilized.
3. Assess again, Refer Again.
Patients assessed as suitable for outpatient treatment get individual sessions, twice a week to start if they're very symptomatic, once a week if that will suffice. Med eval referrals made by clinician as needed. Work toward stabilization of symptoms.
4. Add Groups. (Maybe.)
Once a patient is doing well (symptoms less severe/less frequent), add group treatment -- down the line. Don't start out with group treatment.


Earlier in this series, the writers suggested that "more research" needs to be done on PTSD before treatment can begin.
This is total bullshit. Effective treatments already exist, the military just is not using them.

If the military's not prepared to treat their own wounded, they need to refer their wounded troops for treatment to experienced trauma-trained clinicians.

They're ready, willing, and able.

Get it done. Make it happen.

Get it done.



Monday, July 23, 2007

Dirty Diaper Fetishist Senator Vitter Caught With His Pampers Down

"I'm not a fan of personal vendetta gotcha-style politics," said Jon Stewart on Tuesday's Daily Show.

"But -- there can be exceptions. Take Louisiana Senator David Vitter . . . .who came to prominence in the 90's demanding President Clinton's impeachment for the Monica Lewinsky affair.

Well, it seems the condom is on the other foot."

read more | digg story


The condom is indeed on the other foot. Seems that prostitute-using Talibangelical Senator Vitter, beyond merely paying big bucks for his hookers, prefers using pro-ho dominatrices to fuel his diaper fetish. And he's the one wearing them. Ee-ew.

Oh, and apparently flat-earth-Republican Mrs. Vitter, who was SO unforgiving of budgetary surplus-creating, Al-Qaeda aware President Clinton's brief consensual fling, has NO problem with her own hubby's illegal kinky professional adultery.

Hey, they're Republicans. They can have contempt for the rule of law. They can get away with murder and adultery. Up is down. Bad is good. Different strokes. "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." (See below)

More on the Sex Senator, here.



Monday, July 16, 2007

ARP Poll: Scooter "OJ" Libby's Get Out of Jail Free Card Does Not Sit Well With American Public: 45% Support Impeachment of Bush

ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL, BUT SOME ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS.


--George Orwell, Animal Farm.












Bet Bubble Boy never thought he'd see these numbers.

Poll: Impeachment talk gains steam after Libby move

A bad week for President Bush may foreshadow a dismal political season, as the president’s poll numbers plummet, Republicans abandon his Iraq policy and he faces a nascent censure and impeachment movement.

A new survey by the American Research Group found that only 31 percent of respondents approve of the president’s commutation of former White House aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby’s prison sentence. The study by the private New Hampshire-based polling company canvassed 1,100 Republicans, Democrats and Independents from July 3-5, finding 64 percent disapproved of the commutation and 5 percent were undecided.

The president commuted the sentence Monday, saying the 2 years imposed last month on Libby, who was found guilty of perjury and obstructing justice in a case linked to the Iraq war, was “excessive.”

The commutation has sparked a firestorm on Capitol Hill.

Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.), who has drafted a resolution to censure Bush, said the president’s “intervention is an unconscionable abuse of authority by George W. Bush, and Congress must step forward and express the disgust that Americans rightfully feel toward this contemptible decision.”

Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has scheduled hearings Wednesday on the commutation. The hearings will include pardons made by Clinton, former President Bush and possibly other past presidents.

Those hearings may be the least of the White House’s problems.

The ARG poll found a remarkable 45 percent in favor of the U.S. House of Representatives beginning impeachment proceedings against Bush.


In Los Angeles, a storefront “impeachment headquarters” emblazoned with American flags opened July 4. Activists who gathered to open the center accuse the Bush administration of condoning torture, spying on Americans and misleading citizens about the war in Iraq. They also were angry at the president’s decision to commute Libby’s sentence.

“Isn’t it ironic that Paris Hilton will spend more days in jail than Libby?” said Byron De Lear, a Green Party activist.

The White House declined to comment on the impeachment poll, the latest bad news for a president who has seen his public opinion standings dragged to record lows by the unpopular war in Iraq. A Newsweek poll puts Bush’s approval rating at 26 percent.



Full story here. (Big coverage from a rightwing newspaper.)

HuffPo story on Bush hiding his dirty laundry by stiffing Congress, here.

A great piece on the Augean stable that is Bubble Boy's DOJ.

And here's a Bush voter who believes in the rule of law!

And here's a Bush voter who wants to re-elect Gore!


Have the American people finally awakened from the deep sleep of 9/11 PTSD-induced numbing and avoidance?

One hopes so.



Saturday, July 07, 2007

FLIP-FLOP: Bubble Boy Has Big Heart for Big Buddies, Black Heart for All the Rest



FLIP.

FLOP.

Mostly FLOP.



Via the New York Times:



Until he commuted the 30-month prison sentence of I. Lewis Libby Jr. on Monday, President Bush had said almost nothing about his philosophy in granting clemency while at the White House.

As governor of Texas, though, Mr. Bush discussed and applied a consistent and narrow standard when deciding whether to issue pardons and commutations. And that standard appears to be at odds with his decision in the Libby case.

Mr. Bush explained his clemency philosophy in Texas in his 1999 memoir, “A Charge to Keep.”

“In every case,” he wrote, “I would ask: Is there any doubt about this individual’s guilt or innocence? And, have the courts had ample opportunity to review all the legal issues in this case?”

FIn Mr. Libby’s case, Mr. Bush expressed no doubts about his guilt. He said he respected the jury’s verdict, and he did not pardon Mr. Libby, leaving him a convicted felon. And Mr. Bush acted before the courts had completed their review of his appeal.

“As governor, Bush essentially viewed the clemency power as limited to cases of demonstrable actual innocence,” said Jordan M. Steiker, a law professor at the University of Texas who has represented death-row inmates.

“The exercise of the commutation power in Libby,” Professor Steiker continued, “represents a dramatic shift from his attitude toward clemency in Texas, and it is entirely inconsistent with his longstanding, very limited approach.”

In the six years that George W. Bush was governor of Texas, a state that executes more people than any other, he commuted a single death sentence and allowed 152 executions to go forward. He also pardoned 20 people charged with lesser crimes, said Maria Ramirez, the state’s clemency administrator. That was fewer than any Texas governor since the 1940s.

As president, Mr. Bush has commuted three sentences in addition to Mr. Libby’s and denied more than 4,000 requests, said Margaret Colgate Love, the pardon lawyer at the Justice Department for most of the 1990s. He has also issued 113 pardons and denied more than 1,000 requests. “His grant rate is very low compared to other presidents’,” she said.

In commuting Mr. Libby’s sentence, Mr. Bush said he had found it excessive. If Mr. Bush employed a similar calculus in Texas capital cases, he did not say so. Even in cases involving juvenile offenders and mentally retarded people, Mr. Bush allowed executions to proceed, saying that he was satisfied of the inmates’ guilt and that they had received a fair hearing.

The United States Supreme Court has since barred the execution of juvenile offenders and mentally retarded people as a violation of the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.


FLIP.

FLOP.

“The grounds he offered for commuting Libby’s sentence were equity — that the sentence was out of line with other sentences — or compassion,” Professor Sarat said. “Those two grounds seem so out of character with anything Bush had ever said or done in the area of clemency that it’s as if he has become a different person.”


Mostly flop.

Full story here.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Scooter "Scot-Free Felon" Libby IS Paris Hilton!! (But Paris Spent Way More Time in Jail)



Scootie to Judy:

"Out West, where you vacation, the aspens will already be turning. They turn in clusters, because their roots connect them."



Will they fall down in clusters, too, as one by one they are chopped down at the root?





Here's the Shuster smackdown of an OJ Libbyist.
Here's Dana Milbank.
And let's not forget: Clinton pardonee Marc Rich's lawyer was -- SCOOTER LIBBY.
Here's Dana Milbank.
Here's Thom Hartmann.



Monday, July 02, 2007

Dirty Bush Springs Convicted Felon Libby, Demonstating Typical Bushist Fascist Total Contempt for the Rule of Law


Sickening.

Completely sickening.


Arguably the most morally disgusting thing that Dirty Bush has ever done.


(And there's so much competition in this category, is there not?)



It's Bushist Fascist Jury Nullification.

Sort of like Bushist Fascist Geneva Conventions Nullification. And Bushist fascist Habeas Corpus Nullification.

Which leads to the overriding principle, Bushist Fascist Abiding-by-Law Nullification. Which sends an important message to our young people!

If you work for Bushist fascists, you can commit crimes with impunity!

And what a spin Bubble Boy put on his Scooter Libby "Get Out of Jail Free" "Free DC' sParis Hilton!" moment -- criticizing the sentence itself as "excessive," though the sentence is well within federal guidelines, and was imposed by a Bush-appointed Republican judge.

No, Preznit Toad-Exploder prefers the "slap on the wrist" punishment for cronies, whilst happily (like the true pro-life pro-torture Oedipally-challenged narcissistic monger of war killing 600K+ beings he is) frying many many other felons, like Karla Faye Tucker and assorted retarded persons.

Responding to the Rove-spin is Prosecutor Fitzgerald:
We comment only on the statement in which the President termed the sentence imposed by the judge as "excessive."

The sentence in this case was imposed pursuant to the laws governing sentencings which occur every day throughout this country.

In this case, an experienced federal judge considered extensive argument from the parties and then imposed a sentence consistent with the applicable laws.

It is fundamental to the rule of law that all citizens stand before the bar of justice as equals. That principle guided the judge during both the trial and the sentencing.



Bubble Boy has no interest in the rule of law, for he is Deciderer Emperor (sans clothes) of the Bushist Fascist Animal Farm.

Where "All Animals Are Created Equal -- But Some Are More Equal Than Others."




















More here.
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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Why Sadism Matters (For Those Who Slept Through That Part of Sunday School)

Why Sadism Matters: sadism matters because we live in a country so morally disabled that it is, sadly, not unreasonable to state the obvious, e.g., that sadism matters, since apparently some Americans need higher education on this point.

God knows why. (And remember, I'm Buddhist).

We could start with Cheney and Rummy and Preznit Toad-Exploder, but let's start with Romney, because it's a nice day and he has such white teeth.

Sure, they're calling him "Mutt Romney" now.

Some Bushist fascists think that's really mean.

I bet Ann Coulter thinks it's really mean.

Others disagree.

"I'll admit that I'm coming from a dog-centric point of view," Tucker Carlson, the conservative pundit, said Thursday on MSNBC. "But I'm feeling that maybe Mitt Romney lost my vote here. Do you need to be a PETA member to be disturbed by the fact that this guy put a dog on the roof of his car?"


[And left the dog there for a 12 hour trip, briefly stopping after the dog shat himself in fear, and the Romney sons became disturbed by the smelly crap all over their nice vehicle, so there was a crap cleanup.
"As the oldest son, Tagg Romney commandeered the way-back of the wagon, keeping his eyes fixed out the rear window, where he glimpsed the first sign of trouble. ''Dad!'' he yelled. ''Gross!'' A brown liquid was dripping down the back window, payback from an Irish setter who'd been riding on the roof in the wind for hours."

No one was disturbed by the dog's state. The dog went back in its cage on the top of the car, and back riding at 60 mph. There was no room in the car for the dog. They were too poor to make other arrangements?

Romney still asserts the dog loved it. Battered women too, like to get beat. That's why they're asking for it.]


Some Bushist fascists think it doesn't matter what happens to a stupid dog, anyhow. It's not as if they're embryos, after all.

Or miscarried fetuses, feti that could be put up on the family wall like Rick Santorum did, to more deeply feel the grieving process.

And we know by now that if there was a burning building with a nursery school full of 20 live kids and a medical center with 20,000 frozen embryos, the Bushist fascist hero, unwilling to risk his own skin, would bribe some poor person to run in and save all the widdle snowfwakes first.

Still other people think that, you know, what with "Christian" James Dobson belt-beating his own dog and then bragging about it, advocating whipping toddlers with real whips, and young George W. Bush torturing frogs, old George W. Bush starting wars to get back at his Dad, and old Big Dick Cheney torturing people (and Rummy torturing them, too, let's not forget about him), and all the people who are only following orders torturing people, yes, other people think that there's a theme here.


The Culture of Cruelty.

This profound philosophical view consists of the following belief:

It's ok that other beings suffer.



Thus: family doggie shits himself in fear?

So what?


Family doggie howls in pain?

So what?


Frogs explode when lit firecracker explodes?

So what?


Wounded troops can't get cared for?

So what?


Katrina victims drown?

So what?






600K+ dead in Iraq?

So what?



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Picture of Not Mitt Romney's Dog.





(Oh, and President has the most sustained level of rejection by the American public ever?

So what?)

Friday, June 29, 2007

Big Dick In Big Denial of Big Trouble





John Dean, who knows something about why Presidents and Vice-Presidents might need to resign, has an opinion on Sadist-In-Chief, Big Dick Cheney, and explains it, here.

I'm still enjoying Big Dick's flight away from the Executive Branch into the Legislative Branch in order to avoid trouble.

Oh -- but if he's not part of the Executive Branch, doesn't that mean he no longer can hide under the shield of Executive Privilege?

Oh right. Woops.

Thus followeth Big Dick's flight away from the Legislative Branch back to the Executive.

So, let's review.

He flunked out of Yale.

He's a coward draft-dodger.

He's a tricky Dick suck-up.


Now, he's an oilist, warmongering pro-torture Bushist fascist sadist Veep.


So, hey. What's not to love, eh?


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Monday, June 25, 2007

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Oh Look, WaPo's Got Another Sexist Article on Senator Clinton! I'm Shocked, Shocked!!




A sexist article on Senator Clinton! What a novel concept!!

Oh, and they got an actual woman to write it!
See?

But say -- was Phyllis Schlafly too busy that day? Oh, and do you notice in this picture why everything's just as it ought to be?

It all began long ago when they got slaves to write about how great slavery is, and that worked out well, did it not? Or you know, maybe not?

Maybe they could get Markos to write a seminal article about how women in blogtopia who write about sexism in blogtopia are hysterics who are diluting the forward progress of way more important things, eh?

But enough of that.

Let's have a little healthy competition: read that article, and identify just how many pejorative terms, sexist phrasings, and demeaning coverage choices YOU can find, dear Readers!!

"Make Room for Some Bushist Fascists" -- How the Neo-Commies Infiltrated Our Government, Destroying Democracy From Within





From the Washington Post:

Karen Stevens, Tovah Calderon and Teresa Kwong had a lot in common. They had good performance ratings as career lawyers in the Justice Department's civil rights division.

And they were minority women transferred out of their jobs two years ago -- over the objections of their immediate supervisors -- by Bradley Schlozman, then the acting assistant attorney general for civil rights.

Schlozman ordered supervisors to tell the women that they had performance problems or that the office was overstaffed.

But one lawyer, Conor Dugan, told colleagues that the recent Bush appointee had confided that his real motive was to "make room for some good Americans" in that high-impact office, according to four lawyers who said they heard the account from Dugan.

In another politically tinged conversation recounted by former colleagues, Schlozman asked a supervisor if a career lawyer who had voted for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a onetime political rival of President Bush, could still be trusted.


Ooh. Worried that the McCain-voting right-wing conservative lawyer just might not be Bushist fascist enough, eh?




Full story here.


Saturday, June 16, 2007

At Abu Ghraib, Rummy & All The Bushist Fascists Got Away With Murder (And They're Still Getting Away With It)




America has two great fake journalists: Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

Apparently, America only has one actual journalist.

That would be Sy Hersh.



The General’s Report



"The President had to be aware of this.”

[General Taguba] said that Rumsfeld, his senior aides, and the high-ranking generals and admirals who stood with him as he misrepresented what he knew about Abu Ghraib had failed the nation.

“From the moment a soldier enlists, we inculcate loyalty, duty, honor, integrity, and selfless service,” Taguba said. “And yet when we get to the senior-officer level we forget those values. I know that my peers in the Army will be mad at me for speaking out, but the fact is that we violated the laws of land warfare in Abu Ghraib.

We violated the tenets of the Geneva Convention.

We violated our own principles and we violated the core of our military values. The stress of combat is not an excuse, and I believe, even today, that those civilian and military leaders responsible should be held accountable.” ♦


Full New Yorker story here.



Friday, June 15, 2007

Bushist Fascist Frat Boys Gone Wild







"Can you smell the English leather on this guy, the Aqua Velva, the sort of mature man’s shaving cream, or whatever, you know, after he shaved? Do you smell that sort of — a little bit of cigar smoke?"-- Chris Matthews


Aqua Velva? English Leather? Eau de geezerfart?

Eee-ew.

TRex at firedoglake has a disturbing take on the odd objects of Bushist fascist sexual fantasies.

Lightweight loudmouth Chris "Tweetybird" Matthews waxed hot long ago watching Bubble Boy prance around a ship in his sock-stuffed puffy-crotched flightsuit.

Now he's hot for Fred Thompson.

Fred Thompson???


Thursday, June 14, 2007

Catholic Church vs. Amnesty International: Forced Maternity More Important than Torture --


First things first, eh?

The Roman Catholic Church, that kind gentle Jesus-centered bullying harassing supposedly non-political tax-exempt religious organization, is telling its Catholics not to donate to Amnesty International. More here and here.

Why?

Because -- protecting a rapist's right to breed is way more important than torture, or human rights, or slavery, or anything, pretty much.

And because they're never been very interested in womens' rights, have they?




Saturday, June 09, 2007

We'll Always Have Paris . . . .





Yes, it's true.

We asked Richard Nixon to 'BRING US TOGETHER' to no avail.

Paris Hilton's done what Tricky Dick could not.


Old and young, Bushist fascist and Heroic Progressive, American, French, Russian, Iranian, Iraqi, Sunni, Shi'a -- with regard to Paris Hilton -- We Are One.


Cenk Uygur's great take on our finally discovering a Unified Theory of the Universe, here.


Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Libby's Unpardonable Offenses


Bushist fascist utter contempt for the rule of law takes a deep nose-dive into just "How Low Can You Go?" limbo-land.

(WaPo here.)

(One can only imagine the revulsion honorable conservative William F. Buckley, Jr. (who is unable to turn in his grave, not yet being dead) must feel to see the National Review crawling on its belly for a slimy pardon, calling for Bubble Boy's slimy mercy for Big Dick/Ming the Merciless' right-hand hatchetman, Scooter "What kind of a name is that for a grown man?" Libby.

And all those nauseating letters puffing off this supposed virtues, all in support of no jail time for him? Feh.

Libby's such a good smart loyal public servant, but he's above the law of the land? It's ok when Libby obstructs justice?

Sure it's OK! It's his country, his rules, his everything.

That's what Bushist fascist sociopathic megalomania is all about.

What America needs is not more megalomania, but less truthiness and more truth.

What America needs to heal is the name of the traitor who outed a covert CIA officer and thus lost all associated humint assets.

Where there's a will, there's a way -- waterboarding Libby.

So, sure, screw jail time for Scooter, just send him to Gitmo.

Food's great.

A nice long Club Gitmo Caribbean tropical vacation -- waterboarding Scooter Libby, just as long as it takes, till he finally spills his guts.

Libby owes us.







(But hey, boys and girls, in case you need some sunshine in your life, here's a real knee-slapper cum laff riot: Bushist fascist nappy-headed ho-in-chief "Dick" Morris tries to blame Bubble Boy's vile Oedipal Iraq War on -- C-C-Clinton!)

Friday, June 01, 2007

SAY, BOYS AND GIRLS, ISN'T BILL O'REILLY THE VERY SAME OLD WHITE CHRISTIAN MALE WHO FORCED PHONE SEX ON HIS UNWILLING FEMALE SUBORDINATE??





BILL O'REILLY: … "[Don't you know] what . . . the far-left want(s)?

They want to break down the white Christian male power structure of which you and I are a part!"




Oh no Billy boy, we all want to keep the White Christian Male power structure JUST like it is.

Not to worry, sweetie.

Plus, if you're a really good boy, I'm sure someone will spank you. For a price. That's what you're looking for, is it not?

Naughty boy.

Naughty naughty boy.



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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

FITZ: CIA'S PLAME A COVERT AGENT


Well, only sexist Big Dick Cheney thought she couldn't be, since she's a gurrrrl.

Or, well, actually Big Dick Cheney knew damn well she was covert, but didn't like it, because she's a gurrrrl.

Or because she was working on things that Big Dick didn't want competent people working on, especially not if they're gurrrls.

In any case, outing a clandestine agent is treason, is it not?

Or only for administrations that actually respect the rule of law?

Even according to Poppy Bush:
Those who compromise our clandestine operatives are "the most insidious of traitors."


Oh, and just in case you hadn't noticed, Fitzgerald asserts in his filing that Valerie Plame was working for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the Directorate of Operations (DO) on WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION related to IRAQ.

Aha.

Killing two birds with one stone, were you, Big Dick?


Full story here.


Thursday, May 24, 2007

Talibangelical Monica's Special Stain Spreads; Gonzo Frames Obstruction of Justice As "Consolation." O What a Prize Is Gonzo.

Even Talibangelical Monica knew she shouldn't be talking with Gonzo when Gonzo tried to get her to get their story straight.

Ms. Goodling appeared to contradict Mr. Gonzales’s testimony to the committee this month in which he said he had not spoken to his senior aides since the firings “to protect the integrity of this investigation.”

During a meeting in March before she resigned, Ms. Goodling said, Mr. Gonzales asked her questions that left her uncomfortable. She thought he might be trying to compare recollections, so their stories would be consistent if they were questioned about their actions, she said. “I just thought maybe we shouldn’t have that conversation,” she said.

Brian J. Roehrkasse, a Justice Department spokesman, said in a statement that Mr. Gonzales “has never attempted to influence or shape the testimony or public statements of any witness in this matter, including Ms. Goodling. The statements made by the attorney general during this meeting were intended only to comfort her in a very difficult period.”




NYTimes here.



Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Monica's Special Stain: Dirty Bush' s Contempt for the Rule of Law Spreads All Over


Former top Justice Department aide Monica Goodling . . . [will deliberately refuse] to turn over documents that had been subpoenaed as part of the investigation into the firing of 8 US Attorneys. Goodling is set to testify before the Committee on Wednesday.

"I am concerned, however, about your statement that Ms. Goodling is going to refuse to produce documents in her possession that are responsive to the subpoena," Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), the committee's chairman, wrote to Goodling's attorney John Dowd.

In responding to an argument made by Dowd on why Goodling did not need to turn the documents over, he added, "We are aware of no authority that permits internal Department administrative regulation to allow a former employee of the Department of Justice, or any other person, to avoid the subpoena power of the House of Representatives, as that power is central to the House's ability to carry out its Constitutional oversight mandate and certainly trumps internal agency regulations."

At issue were a set of documents that Dowd, an attorney for the Washington, DC law firm Akin, Gump, Straus, Hauer, and Feld, acknowledged his client possessed.


Not that we're surprised by her being in contempt of Congress, are we?

More here.




Monday, May 21, 2007

Talibangelical Minister Microwaves Baby


Yes, I'm happy, too, that the Talibangelicals will soon be taking over our lives and our country completely, are you not happy?

Here, a Talibangelical minister, no doubt a loyal graduate of the James Dobson School of Kiddy-Whipping and Puppy-Beating, demonstrates how easy it is for a godly Christian man to throw a helpless infant into a microwave oven, and press "on."

Aren't you glad that, because of all the hard work of thousands of
Talibangelicals like the late Jerry Falwell, you and all Americans can now have and mistreat your very own unwanted baby, too?

Filling the whole world with unwanted babies who grow up to be criminals! Serial killers! Addicts! Murderers! People who beat their own dogs! People who throw their very own children into microwaves and press "on"!

God bless, America!




Sunday, May 20, 2007

Jimmy Carter Tells It Like It Is: The Boy-Emperor's Got No Clothes


At long last, love that sweet sound of truth, instead of the purulent propaganda that un-American Bushist fascist tubby creepy closet cupcake Karl Rove emits as if it were mere truthiness.

Right on, Jimmy! Tell it like it is!


Bush Is 'the Worst in History' In Foreign Relations, Carter Says

Associated Press
Sunday, May 20, 2007

LITTLE ROCK, May 19 -- Former president Jimmy Carter called President Bush's international relations "the worst in history" and also took aim at Bush's environmental policies and the administration's "quite disturbing" faith-based initiative program.

The criticism came in an interview with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, which reported Carter's remarks Saturday. The denunciation of a sitting president was unprecedented for Carter, a biographer said.


The former president also lashed out at British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Asked by BBC Radio how he would judge Blair's support of Bush, Carter said: "Abominable. Loyal. Blind. Apparently subservient. And I think the almost undeviating support by Great Britain for the ill-advised policies of President Bush in Iraq have been a major tragedy for the world."

In his interview with the Democrat-Gazette, Carter, who won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, criticized Bush for having "zero peace talks" in Israel. Carter also said the administration "abandoned or directly refuted" every negotiated nuclear arms agreement, as well as environmental efforts, by other presidents.

"I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history," Carter said. "The overt reversal of America's basic values as expressed by previous administrations . . . has been the most disturbing to me."

Carter said that Bush's policy of preemptive war, "where we go to war with another nation militarily, even though our own security is not directly threatened," was "a radical departure from all previous administration policies."

Carter also offered a harsh assessment for the White House's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, which helps religious charities receive billions in federal grants.

"As a traditional Baptist, I've always believed in separation of church and state and honored that premise when I was president, and so have all other presidents, I might say, except this one," he said.


(Bush's actually the worst president in history on domestic policy, too. Why was Carter so soft on that bit, too, eh?)

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