Of course, the Republican strategists want Bush to appear Bi
-curious-partisan, and would like us to believe in appearances:
"He's got to be convincing, so that the American people believe that he's serious about working in a bipartisan way," said Charlie Black, a longtime Republican strategist and informal White House adviser. "If there's one headline they'd like to have out of this, that would be it."
This story continues to horrify. Every new detail I read just turns my stomach. I don't know when we will be able to do it (probably not until the next generation is pushing daisies) but we really, really need to have clarification and honest discussion about "child protection" laws in this country. A foily member of my family believes that they are created by law enforcement types who are mostly crooked, and who need a quick way to guarantee their enemies will be locked up for life. Read more about Miscarriage of Justice in CT
Today I'm in charge of five small and furry creatures, some of which walk on two legs, so quick and dirty blogging until after it's bedtime for the pattycake players. And I do so hate with when someone beats me to the punch. Nitpicker asks Crazy Dave a simple question I'd also like to hear him respond to: Read more about Asking the Witless Horror a Simple Question
I'm just a dumb blogger, and like me, thousands have spilled ink upon a subject in which their expertise is limited. Still, it feels good to have these guys saying what we've been saying here at Corrente for years. I'm having some issues pasting sections, so just go read it. The bottom line: Congress can end this war, by setting limits on the number of troops, the area of authorized conflict, and by controlling the purse strings. Read more about Heavy Duty Legal Minds to Congress: You CAN End This War
A personal note: some of you may have noticed a certain paucity of posting on my part in the last six months. Yes, life does intrude on blogging, but most of my difficulties have been the result of a spectacular run of bad luck getting computers to work for me. Most of this is my fault; I can't get used to the idea that something as relatively expensive as a computer is considered old and in need of replacement after only three or four years. Read more about Sunday Gasbaggery: Pundit Pap At Fox News Sunday, Hillary, oh, and Iraq
Oh, for a God's sake, this takes the bloody cake: critical thinking and compassion combined to objectively examine an Old Testament admonition? Why can't we just continue to oppress, suppress, deny, ostracize, humiliate, destroy, murder, malign and otherwise get all hot and sweaty about gays instead? I mean, you'd think we were all supposed to love each other or something equally messianic.
Via Huffington Post.
Dean Floater's circling the bowl. Here's His latest little effort to subvert Constitutional government and weaken Democrats:
A chance for unity on Iraq
I'd say 60/30
against Bush's plan--that is, everyone but the KoolAid drinkers--is about as close to unity as you get in a represenative Democracy. Eh? Read more about Broderella tries to substitute secret briefings for oversight
The Dems ought to give Webb the same platform of the full joint session of Congress to deliver their party's Response to the SOTU.
Webb should deliver his address to that same jam-packed and receptive chamber on the floor of Congress as the President was granted...and which the opposition party, proudly owning majorities in both chambers of the co-equal branch of Government, now deserve to lay out their vision for the country.
The only thing - ostensibly - stopping the Democrats in congress from stopping the war is fear of right wing memes and their power. Hopefully, illustrating some of these memes will show how ridiculous they are. Read more about Right-Wing Memes Illustrated: Der Dolchstoss