(Until Mr. Eight-Inch, Cut writes his "tell all" book, anyhow.)
Because Bush secretly had the records sealed:
The White House and the Secret Service quietly signed an agreement last spring in the midst of the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal declaring that records identifying visitors to the White House are not open to the public.
The Back Garden, Autumn, 2006
Rest your weary mind awhile
For peace does take some practice
Sit down, relax, and shed your cares
But look out for the cactus...
Tip of the hat to Leah & Rosalie!
Perception is reality, so if a corporation can control perception...
According to the report, ExxonMobil has funneled nearly $16 million between 1998 and 2005 to a network of 43 advocacy organizations that seek to confuse the public on global warming science.
I wonder if The Poorman Institute for Freedom, Democracy and a Pony was one of them? Read more about How ExxonMobil Bought Reality
Howard Dean's mass e-mail today recalls the Right's brief flirtation with the "c" word:
"Elections have consequences."
Remember that saying? It was a favorite of George Bush and the pundits after his narrow victory in 2004.
Where are we now? Iâ€™ve been trying to figure out if Obama voted for or against the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act â€“ Senate Bill 3880. While I was scouring the net, I came across this article about the privatization of Iraq. A constitution so sweeping in deference to radical market fundamentalism that it destroys the very idea of a nation state and turns a country into some Borg-like, chop shop, refugee. Read more about Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act and the Assimilation of Iraq
So our incessant jabs at the homophobic Christianists had some effect after all. Why defend marriage by keeping gays from partaking of it, we asked, when they seem to be about the only ones wishing to do so? Everybody else is either avoiding it in the first place or leaving it in droves. You want to defend marriage, we said, ban divorce. See how far that gets ya.
Thai Billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra denies that he and the billionaire elite are staging terrorist attacks against Thai citizens. The alliance between telecom, finance and terrorism is one of the intersections of modern global domination that goes unnoticed. Read more about Billionaires at war with Millionaires â€“ Thaksin denies connection to bombings in Thailand
I usually donâ€™t post on commodity news but . . . I thought I would record this one just so I can mark the trend. Profit taking and accumulation is never a good sign. Iran here we come. Read more about Did you see that? Oil prices decline
when the last soldier
hears the last call
and climbs to the top
of the very last fall
to feel the night wind
and smell the night air
just think of the ways
that we put him there
and ponder the power
that did as it pleased
that brought a free press
on down to its knees
how did it pass
how can it be true
that so many died
because of so few?
Um, Paul? Yes, you do.
That's exactly what you need. It's exactly what the entire Beltway needs.
NOTE You'd think Paul would have learned from his last experience making smart ass quips. But n-o-o-o-o-o .... Read more about Begala: "I don't need some asshole from Vermont telling me what to do."
The spousal unit, a former Navy man himself, heard this on the news tonight and couldn't speak for several minutes while his jaw worked its way up off the floor. From DefenseNews.com:
U.S. Navy Adm. William â€œFoxâ€ Fallon, chief of the U.S. Pacific Command has been tapped to replace Army Gen. John Abizaid as the commander of U.S. Central Command and overseer of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a media report.[snip]
Peter writes in the National Review Online:
I have corresponded with Peter in the past over other opinion pieces, so I couldn't help myself from writing to him again. I need to say that I like Peter, that were we geographically close I like to think we would be friends, but his vision of the world is just slightly askew. Anyway, here is what I said. Read more about Peter Wood and the New Anger