Submitted by chicago dyke on Fri, 02/17/2006 - 7:43pm
Well, I'm queer so abortion rights aren't so important to me. And I think corporations deserve all the protection possible from little girls they hurt and workers they injure due to negligence. I also think America should return to its Southern Baptist roots, just like the Founders intended. So I was totally happy when Roberts and Alito were installed to the nation's highest court. This makes me even happier:
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Submitted by MJS on Fri, 02/17/2006 - 4:19pm
Harry Whittington's Sorry For the Pain He's Caused Dick Cheney
A headline over at CNN reads thusly (as of 4:05 p.m. EST):
Shooting victim apologizes to vice president
I think Harry owes the VP a couple hundred pellets of buckshot or whatever that shit is that they put in guns to shoot birds with. Maybe he can send them to Cheney in a Spray Pattern.
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Submitted by MJS on Fri, 02/17/2006 - 1:23pm
(Jivester News, Lmtd.) President George W. Bush's condition was officially listed as "nervous" today, just after having had lunch with the Vice President of the United States. Doctors for the President have advised him to lay low for awhile, further advising him not to answer any phone he might hear ringing--not even that big red one on his desk. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 02/17/2006 - 8:19am
Republican President breaks law; Republican Congress amends law to "legalize" the lawbreaking retroactively; Republican Congress holds no hearings. So much for "the rule of law" (remember that one?) So much for the Constitution. As the Times whimpers:
FISA does not in any way prevent Mr. Bush from spying on Qaeda members or other terrorists. The last thing the nation needs is to amend the law to institutionalize the imperial powers Mr. Bush seized after 9/11.
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Submitted by lambert on Thu, 02/16/2006 - 11:41pm
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Speaking of pinning the bogometer. Having royally fucked the Constitution by breaking the law (FISA) and then boasting about it, the administration promises it won't ever fuck the Consitution eve again, thereby passing (once again) the purity test of the God of Their Choice. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 02/16/2006 - 10:43pm
OK, OK, I just write the titles--Spike here rights the actual lyrics. Anyhow, I've got to catch a plane tomorrow, so I'm going to be a bad liberal and leave out the links.
A few more incongruities about Cheney's story: Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 02/16/2006 - 10:23pm
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 02/16/2006 - 1:26pm
[I started with the more, erm, fair and balanced headline "Texas royalty and the rules of the game." But I think the headline I ultimately used is more accurate.]
Sidney Blumenthal (Salon is on fire today) has a terrific piece on the Armstrong family of Texs (or should I say, "the Armstrong's fiefdom in Texas"): Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 02/16/2006 - 1:21pm
You know, the ones that can be shown on Australian TV but not in this country? Salon. Definitely get the day pass--think of it as voting for coverage (via Susie) Read below the fold...
Submitted by tresy on Thu, 02/16/2006 - 1:20pm
I know it's hard to keep track of all the things wingnuts are outraged about, so most corrente readers may have forgotten about this one if it ever crossed their radars in the first place. But back in 2004, this was briefly a very big deal: a bunch of peaceniks in Nelson, BC actually had the unmitigated gall to announce plans for a "draft resister memorial" honoring the Americans who took refuge in Canada rather than kill for LBJ and Nixon in Vietnam. O'Reilly called for a boycott of this sleepy (some would say stoned) little ski town of 10,000 inhabitants, and the 101st Fighting Keyboarders did their patriotic duty by carpet bombing the town's website with angry emails pledging never to visit this place they'd never heard of before. More seriously, some veterans groups took offense and pledged to protest the gathering if it ever survived the Keyboarders' fearsome firepower. I blogged about it at the time here. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 02/16/2006 - 1:10pm
Forget all the leaks done on purpose, like that whole complicated Plame thing, and Bush outing a double agent in place during campaign 2004. This is an accident! LA Times:
Federal officials in Dallas mistakenly disclosed classified counter-terrorism information in a breach of national security that could also threaten one of the country's biggest terrorism prosecution cases, newly unsealed court records show. Read below the fold...