WaPo stenographer R[epublican]. Jeffrey Smith on the McCain Torture and Republican Incumbent Protection Act:
On the detainee bill, Frist had make clear his desire to ensure that no amendment passed, spokeswoman Amy Call said. She said "we were worried about both" of Specter's amendments.Read below the fold...
To the Chamber of Commerce line about minimum wage increases or worker benefits bankrupting the company, reply: â€” "If your damn company isnâ€™t making enough to take care of the people who work for it, you damned well ought to be looking for a job yourself, because you hellfire sure don't know how to manage a business. Read below the fold...
Frost on the panes of The Mighty Corrente Building this morning.
But that's only because the damn bartender emptied the ice buckets out the window of the executive boardroom last night! Who can sleep, with a noise like that?
You can imagine what it's going to be like November 7.
One way or another.
In the immortal words of Bob and Ray:
"If that's for me, tell 'em I left an hour ago!" Read below the fold...
[Scalia] said unelected judges have no place deciding politically charged questions when the Constitution is silent on those issues.
The three words?
Shit, Bush v. Gore was a "Good for One Time Only" ticket to the White House for Inerrant Boy! So, was the Constitution silent, or not? Only Fat Tony knows for sure. Read below the fold...
Sunday Gasbaggery: Meet The Press Does North Korea and Minn Senate Debate, Kennedy, R. v. Klobuchar, D.
This morning's headline goes to Amy Klobuchar, who successfully boxed rival candidate, Mark Kennedy roundly about the head and shoulders. And boy, did he ever ask for it.
First, as our wee interlocutor, little Russ, intoned, the serious matter of North Korea, which was discussed with only one guest, John Bolton, our as yet unconfirmed ambassador to the UN.
No, silly, not the Republicans who voted to replace our Constitutional system of government with authoritarian rule by eliminating habeas corpus--
The Republicans who are siding with the Defeatocrats. Don't they understand that God is in the White House?
Two leading Republican senators called Sunday for a new strategy in Iraq, saying the situation in getting worse and leaving the United States with few options.Read below the fold...
In San Francisco there's a ballot initiative to bring paid sick days to restaurant workers.
You may not realize this, my fellow Americans, but EVERY TIME YOU EAT OUT you take your life in your hands. Literally. Read below the fold...
Voting on the old dinosaur machines in Pennsylvania and other places had its flaws, but there was one part they made helpfully stupid-proof. After you pulled the little levers to register your vote in each race, you pulled a BIG lever that opened the curtain and allowed you out of the booth. That lever was what officially "cast" your votes into the little counters inside the machine. Very 1930s-ish technology but (unless the damn machine threw a shoe, or tossed a wire off a pulley which they were prone to do, trapping you inside and causing a hysterical call for a repairman) it worked. Read below the fold...