NPR manages to do a story on the Pentagon translation school, mentioning that a shortage of translators is a problem that 9/11 revealed, without once mentioning that one reason they're short of translators is that Bush fired all the gay ones.
NPR used to be so much better. Along with Izvestia on the Hudson and Pravda on the Potomac, I guess we've got TASS. Read below the fold...
It emboldens them. And apologizing never gets you anything from them but more grief.
So, fittingly, Amanda ("I am sorry if anyone was personally offended") and Melissa ("I'm sorry if my words were taken in that way") issue non-apology apologies.
Fuck, it works for the Republicans, why not for us? Read below the fold...
Our Betters--the VRWC and its cocktail wienie-gobbling shills and whores in our famously free press and the Beltway kakistocracy--are clutching their pearls because, ya know, some bloggers use bad words.
Our Betters built an obscene world. Obscenity is not only a proper, but necessary response to that world. Obscenity denies these evildoers the deference they claim is their due; the deference they still demand from us, and from their Beltway courtiers, sycophants, and enablers.
That's why we say Fuck .
So, which column is more obscene?
|Adulterous and fornicating Republicans spend $20 million investigating somebody else's blowjob.||Fuck|
|Our famously free press gores Gore.||Fuck|
|Jebbie rigs Florida election for Bush with fraudulent felon's list that systematically excludes Democratic voters.||Fuck|
|Beltway Republican operatives shut down Miami recount.||Fuck|
|Republicans steal Florida 2000 with "good for one time only" decision in Bush v. Gore.||Fuck|
|Massive tax cuts for the rich.||Fuck|
|Vacationing Bush receives memo entitled "Bin Laden determined to strike in U.S.", tells briefer "You've covered your ass, now."||Fuck|
|Bin Laden strikes in U.S. on 9/11.||Fuck|
|Falwell, Robertson blame the gays, ACLU, for 9/11.||Fuck|
|"The intelligence and the facts are fixed around the policy."||Fuck|
|"The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa."||Fuck|
|White House Iraq Group plants over 50 pro-Iraq war stories in our famously free press.||Fuck|
|Judy "Kneepads" Miller.||Fuck|
|Republicans use Iraq AUMF as tool to win the midterms.||Fuck|
|Troops sent into Iraq with no body armor.||Fuck|
|$8.6 billion missing in Iraq.||Fuck|
|50,000 civilian casualties in Iraq.||Fuck|
|Cheney tells Pat Leahy "Fuck yourself" on Senate floor.||Fuck|
|Bush commits over 30 felonies in warrantless surveillance program.||Fuck|
|Times suppresses Bush warrantless surveillance scoop until Bush is elected.||Fuck|
|Bush surveills everybody including Aunt Molly.||Fuck|
|Bush surveillance program so huge NSA is running out of electrical power.||Fuck|
|Kerry swiftboated by VRWC operatives.||Fuck|
|Bush takes "softball" questions from former male escort, frequent White House guest, "Jeff Gannon."||Fuck|
|*Mark Foley (R-Neverland) to teen page: "Don't forget to measure for me."||Fuck|
|Bush bans Democrats from all campaign rallies.||Fuck|
|Republicans manipulate 2004 elections with terror alerts.||Fuck|
|Bush bans Democrats from all Social Security bamboozlepalooza rallies.||Fuck|
|*Broderella can't stop sniffing Hillary's panties||Fuck|
|*Dick "Dick" Cheney shoots friend in the face, goes home, has drinks and dinner, gets around to releasing the story in, oh, a day or so. Story promptly dies.||Fuck|
|Republicans gut the Geneva convention.||Fuck|
|Republicans "legalize" torture.||Fuck|
|Republicans gut habeas corpus.||Fuck|
|Republicans hold at least 10,000 in European gulags.||Fuck|
|Republicans use signing statements to rewrite laws.||Fuck|
|Bush will keep us in Iraq even if only Barney and Laura agree with Him.||Fuck|
|Cheney contines to avoid impeachment.||Fuck|
|Bush continues to avoid impeachment.||Fuck|
Readers, did I miss anything? I mean, WTF? Read below the fold...
Bush administration officials have not completely eradicated the â€œDemocrat Partyâ€ reference that so irks Democrats, who are members of the Democratic Party.
This today from Rob Portman, head of the Office of Management and Budget, during a briefing on the proposed budget released today:Read below the fold...
The Democratic-controlled House is planning to vote next week on opposing Bush's Iraq troop buildup...
Better, I just heard on NPR that every member in the House is going to get 5 minutes to speak (which, in Parliamentary time, is an eternity).
A beautiful example of why taking the high road can be a low blow: Read below the fold...
But rose in a 100% manly, and extremely heterosexual way, of course:
Ted Haggard emerged from three weeks of intensive counseling convinced he is "completely heterosexual" and told an oversight board that his sexual contact with men was limited to his accuser.
"Completely," eh? Overcompensate much, Ted?
Sweet Jeebus, three weeks? That's "intensive"! What on earth could they have done to the man? Read below the fold...
Feingold is right in this:
"They want to be immune from criticism from the White House. That's not how you win, by being afraid of the criticism. You stand up to the criticism and you say 'they were wrong. They took us in there on a fraudulent basis, theyâ€™ve screwed this up, they've screwed up the war against terrorism, theyâ€™ve weakened out military. We are going to take a completely different approach.'Read below the fold...
And the nice thing about the whole "Be sure to always call them by their wussy full names" gag? Read below the fold...
Republicans block Iraq war debate. So, what are the anti-Democrats afraid of?
Of course, they're all afraid of actual military service, for themselves or their kids, we know that ("other priorities"), but I meant, but why would the anti-Democrats be nervous about going on the record and giving Bush's "new way forward" an "up-or-down" vote of confidence? Read below the fold...