In the comments section (bold added by moi) regarding Digby's post Moral Boundries:
How is it possible that Bush can blather on about his reverence for life and his entire audience - including the press - doesn't just puke at the hypocrisy? We already know, as Derelict points out, that once a baby is born, they don't give a fuck about it. Now we also know - in case we were having trouble quantifying it -that American embryos bound for a garbage dumpster qualify as sacred life, whereas innocent civilians in Iraq and now Lebanon (since we appear to be co-sponsoring that destruction)are worth absolutely nothing.Read below the fold...
This is probably an entirely insignificant story. You are excused in advance for not reading it, but god damn if I can let it go without any notice whatsoever. It's just such a quintessential "Bush Appointee Sleaze" tale...sort of like Mike "Mustang" Brown but with the only casualty being a decrepit old buffalo rather than thousands of dead people in New Orleans.
Sound interesting after all maybe? Read on. Read below the fold...
Via Shake's Sis, our Ambassador to the UN John "I am the Walrus" Bolton:
â€¦"I think it would be a mistake to ascribe moral equivalence to civilians who die as the direct result of malicious terrorist acts," he added, while defending as "self-defense" Israel's military action, which has had "the tragic and unfortunate consequence of civilian deaths".
First equation: Read below the fold...
No, alas, not that Nobel one....yet. Turns out there's a growth trend in peace prizes, one of the more promising developments of our current dark age. Via the Chicago Tribune:
Chicago-based writer and oral historian Studs Terkel has been awarded the first Dayton Literary Peace Prize, an outgrowth of the Dayton Peace Prize that commemorates the 1995 agreement that ended the war in Bosnia. Read below the fold...
Or take some more Texas Forest Service classes. How are y'all's Community Emergency Response Teams coming along? Or even your getaway kits, for the last-minute weekend escape?
'Cause trust me, kids -- the days of real vacations are as dead as the days of the 40 hour workweek, health insurance, and old-age pensions that paid enough you weren't eyeing the cat's food ... fun piece of news on NPR's Marketplace this a.m. == the sole and only US transportation manufacturer nowadays posting a profit is ... Harley Davidson. They're selling like hotcakes overseas, and planning a dealership in China. Read below the fold...
GAY TERRORIST STEM CELLS ATTACK MINIMUM WAGE, RAISE OIL PRICES, SMACK ELDERLY CHRISTIANS DOWN HARD, CAUSE GLOBAL IMMORALITY, GIVE RUSH LIMBAUGH A HICKEY...(developing)
CONDOLEEZA RICE TO CONTINUE ON AS SHE ALWAYS HAS: SUCKING UP TO POWER, SAYING WHATEVER IT TAKES TO KEEP HER IN TIGHT, AWKWARD CLOTHING, ENDLESSLY HUMMING SOME GOD AWFUL POP RADIO TUNE Read below the fold...
Isn't it wonderful? Problem solved, they say, so cure not needed. From the AP via AJC:
Free credit monitoring for veterans whose personal information was stolen has been withdrawn, the Bush administration said Tuesday, because the laptop containing their data has been recovered. Read below the fold...
Light to no posting from me for the next few days as I attempt to finish some unfinished business...
The good news is, that I won't have to train my acorn squash at all:
Due to the location of the garden, they are all growing toward the late afternoon sun in exactly the direction where I won't have to worry about them! Read below the fold...
"The Gays," performed by The Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy
(to the tune of Fastball's "The Way")
They made up their minds
And started amending
They blew off all important work that day
So thinly veiled
The hate that they were sending
They're barely disguising
That they're demonizing the gays
They drank their Kool-Aid
And started revising
The Bill of Rights to keep new rights at bay
It don't take morals
It just takes moralizing
LegitimizingRead below the fold...