Gonzalez will probably get caught in his lies. That shouldn't be news to anyone. He was lying from the get go. If this is proven, he should face charges.
A noble gesture...
I didn't hear anything about thisin the mainstream media. Did you?
Executive Order: Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq
Bush has issued his scariest executive order yet. It's probably the scariest executive order issued by any American President-- ever.
Too Soon to Call 2008?
Sure we don't even know who the candidates will be, but Washington, D.C. journalist Louis Jacobson already has a specific prediction for the 2008 presidential election: it all may come down to Ohio's 20 electoral votes -- again. Based on an analysis of the 19 "purple states" and on the assumption that traditionally safe Republican and Democratic states stay in their respective camps, Jacobson claims there are just three toss-up states: New Mexico, Iowa, and "the kingmaker" Ohio. Jacobson claims there is reason for Democrats to be optimistic regarding Ohio (and the election in general), but he remains cautious. As he should, seeing as how there's still over a year to go.
Minnesota Veterans call for Normy to take a stand
The UpTake caught the DFL Veterans Caucus calling for Norm Coleman to make a choice: actually represent his constituents by calling for a time table for withdrawal or continue to support Bush.
"Crank up the violence..."
With no clear way to win, no clear enemy...stuff like this is going to define our stay in Iraq.
In conservative land, there is evidence of sanity.
Moore v. Blitzer
Wolf Blitzer attempts to run a really transparent hit-hob on Michael Moore and Moore completely dismantles him this uncomfortable interview. Stick around to watch Lou Dobbs smear Moore with a big fat smile on his face, then watch Mike Cafferty shake his head and tell Wolf "Whatever CNN is paying you, it isn't enough."
A cancer called Guantanamo
It will take many years for the disgrace of Guantanamo to fade.
A horrible President, but still much better than the one we got now
In honor of Calvin Coolidge's 135th birthday, here are some relevant thoughts on his era, from William Allen White:
Corruption is rampant in high places. Special privilege is unleashed and shameless. The fourth-rater is coming into prestige and power in business, in politics, in religion.
Sound familiar? If that old malcontent spat these bitter thoughts in 1926, imagine how he'd react to us in the aughts, not to mention his perspective on the null-node occupying the White House now (and hisbirthday is this Friday, what a week).
Source: White, William Allen. Autobiography of William Allen White. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1946, pp. 632-633
God is mad at the UK
It's kind of nice to see a Christian kook outside of the US for a change.
Fairness Doctrine still dead
Wow, the things that Congress can "accomplish" these days. Really, do we need a brazen vote to prevent the FCC from enforcing the long-dormant Fairness Doctrine? Still, despite the obvious premise behind the vote (money talks), I love this quote from Wisconsin's Twin Ports congressman (and Appropriations Committee Chairman) Dave Obey:
We ought to let right-wing talk radio go on as they do now. Rush and Sean are just about as important in the scheme of things as Paris Hilton, and I would hate to see them gain an ounce of credibility by being forced by a government agency or anybody else to moderate their views enough that they might become modestly influential or respected.
Move the terror warning to RED! Lesbian gangs on the loose!
Loofah Bill O. warns of the inner-city scourge of rampant lesbian gangs (in his head)(in his dreams).