If you thought you saw anything good come from the Bush "Recovery" [snicker], you didn't:
For April, sales of existing homes were weak in all parts of the country. The Northeast experienced the biggest decline, a fall of 8.8 percent in April from the March sales pace. Sales were down 1.7 percent in the West, 1.2 percent in the South and 0.7 percent in the Midwest.
Clemons writes: "Multiple sources have reported that a senior aide on Vice President Cheney's national security team has been . . . explicitly stating that Vice President Cheney does not support Bush's tack towards Condoleezza Rice's diplomatic efforts and fears that the President is taking diplomacy with Iran too seriously.
Release is scheduled for December, in plenty of time for the War on
shopping Christmas, which of late has formed such an endearing part of our Holiday season here in the States.
The Christianists are going to hate this one, and they're going to go even more batshit than they usually are.
Of course, that was Monday, and three days is a long time in politics.
Anyhow, Bill in Portland Maine got a fundraising letter from the DCCC based on "carrying the fight forward" after the capitulation.
Er, what fight? Read more about Nancy "demands accountability" on the DCCC site
Did I read today that the Dems voted to capitulate on Iraq because Bush might criticize them on Memorial Day?
Personally, I use baking soda. But other people may actually believe the marketing and buy the non-commodity product from the corps. BBC:
Health officials in the United States say they are checking all shipments of toothpaste imported from China for contamination with toxic chemicals.
Now they're checking. Um, how many years has the poison been in our toothpaste?
Oh, shit. Stop whining. It's only a little engine coolant: Read more about First, poison pet food. Now, poison toothpaste
[Republican gaulieter John 'It's not pronounced "Boner"'] Boehner spoke last night at a small reception for the Republican Rapid Responders on Capitol Hill [about the Senate's immigration compromise bill].
the PresidentBush today that I wouldn't say anything bad about ... this piece of shit bill," he said, according to two attendees.
From the transcript:
Rep. Davis: “General Gonzales testified that he never saw the US Attorneys list, the list of terminated US Attorneys, is that accurate to your knowledge Ms. Goodling?”
Goodling: “Um, I believe he did see a list.”
Rep. Davis: “So if General Gonzales testified that he didn’t see the list, you believe that would be inaccurate testimony on his part don’t you?”
Goodling: “I believe he saw a list.”
Rep. Davis: “So therefore you believe it would be inaccurate testimony?”
Yes she said Yes... Read more about Monica: Gonzales committed perjury?
Regent "University"'s most famous graduate, Our Monica:
The Justice Department's former White House liaison denied Wednesday that she played a major role in the firings of U.S. attorneys last year and blamed Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty for misleading Congress about the dismissals.
McNulty's explanation, on Feb. 6, "was incomplete or inaccurate in a number of respects," Monica Goodling told a packed House Judiciary Committee inquiry into the firings.