[Now that The Man in the Grey Turtleneck and The General have legitimized goatfucking--I mean, legitimized goatfucking as a topic for Civil, Dignified political discourse--now is a good time to reprint this classic from Correntian RDF. And we hope he's disappeared, rather than been disappeared. From 2004, when things still seemed so simple.]
Readers, here at Corrente we've labored tirelessly to bring a new tone to political discourse in America. And so it's particularly distressing when to us vile rumors about our Dear Leader begin to circulate.
Alert reader raison de fem encountered this especially vile rumor the other day, and forwarded it on to us, asking us to do our Corrente Best to suppress it.
And I think we'd better print it, in its entirety, so you can judge for itself just how vile it is. Naturally, we've
stricken the parts that simply can't be true, and black out the especially vile parts that would totally distress your sensitive spiritss. It seems to be some sort of transcript:
O'REILLY: So, you say that you were a goatherd working in Montgomery, Alabama, in the early 1970's? Is that right, Mr., um, "Jones"?
"JONES": Yep, that's right. Well, that was my full-time job. Been raisin' goats in Alabama since I was a teenager. I was also in the Air National Guard. I was a maintenance tech at Donnelly Field.
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I'd say there's nothing here that alert Corrente readers haven't seen, but it's early days yet.
Re: ChoicePoint. He's pushing it hard, but the idea is that the ChoicePoint database contains a lot of personal information, and that was used to intimidate. So ChoicePoint wouldn't have been used for the voter rolls. This strikes me as at least plausible. Read below the fold...
Ha! This makes the story about clearing out the White House and sending Bush out to play with the dog whenever he shows up so much more interesting:
Putin ahead of G8 hits backs at West on democracy
By Oliver Bullough
MOSCOW, July 12 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin, seeking to pre-empt rebukes over democracy from fellow members of the Group of Eight, said on Wednesday the Westâ€™s criticism of Russia was a mix of Cold War thinking and neo-colonialism.Read below the fold...
I'm not fully caffeinated yet, so I'll content myself with some commentary. (The energetic Charles at Mercury Rising has the latest news. Calderon's flip-flopping on recounts again.)
In every way, the Mexican electoral system has proven itself more robust than our own:
1. The guy with the most votes wins. Imagine that! Read below the fold...
I'm no computer expert, that's more than clear. But if I ran an important government agency that had a lot of sensitive information to deal with, I'd insist that computers in that department maintained the very highest levels of security. Why do I have the feeling that part of the reason we're reading about this, again, has to do with some crony no-bid contract and a couple of higher-ups who don't know how to use email?
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Remember this one?
Lieberman said he believes hospitals that refuse to give contraceptives to rape victims for "principled reasons" shouldnâ€™t be forced to do so.
"In Connecticut, it shouldnâ€™t take more than a short ride to get to another hospital," he said.
Whew! Been a bunch of busy bees here today, readers and writers and researchers and translators and good folk all around. Give yer good selves a wild cheer, round of applause, and all other well deserved kudos. Read below the fold...