Friday, September 28, 2007

Well, duh

What kind of madman would vote to criminalize his own self-loathing?

Thursday, September 27, 2007

‘Is our children learning?’

It just so happens that “childrens do learn.”

What a fuckhead.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Voted NAY on SCHIP reauthorization

Why do the following members of the U.S. House of Representatives hate children?

Aderholt, Akin, Alexander, Bachmann, Bachus, Baker, Barrett (SC), Bartlett (MD), Barton (TX), Biggert, Bilbray, Bilirakis, Bishop (UT), Blackburn, Blunt, Boehner, Bonner, Boozman, Boren, Boustany, Brady (TX), Broun (GA), Brown (SC), Ginny Brown-Waite (FL), Burgess, Burton (IN), Buyer, Calvert, Camp (MI), Campbell (CA), Cannon, Cantor, Carter, Castor, Chabot, Coble, Cole (OK), Conaway, Crenshaw, Culberson, Davis (KY), David Davis (TN), Deal (GA), Diaz-Balart, L., Diaz-Balart, M., Doolittle, Drake, Dreier, Duncan, Etheridge, Everett, Fallin, Feeney, Flake, Forbes, Fortenberry, Foxx, Franks (AZ), Frelinghuysen, Gallegly, Garrett (NJ), Gingrey, Gohmert, Goode, Goodlatte, Granger, Graves, Hall (TX), Hastert, Hastings (WA), Hayes, Heller, Hensarling, Hill, Hoekstra, Hulshof, Hunter, Inglis (SC), Issa, Johnson (IL), Johnson, Sam, Jones (NC), Jordan, Keller, King (IA), Kingston, Kline (MN), Knollenberg, Kucinich, Kuhl (NY), Lamborn, Lewis (CA), Lewis (KY), Linder, Lucas, Lungren, Daniel E., Mack, Manzullo, Marchant, Marshall, McCarthy (CA), McCaul (TX), McCotter, McCrery, McHenry, McIntyre, McKeon, Mica, Miller (FL), Gary Miller, Musgrave, Myrick, Neugebauer, Nunes, Paul, Pearce, Pence, Peterson (PA), Pickering, Pitts, Price (GA), Putnam, Radanovich, Reynolds, Rogers (AL), Rogers (KY), Rogers (MI), Rohrabacher, Ros-Lehtinen, Roskam, Royce, Ryan (WI), Sali, Saxton, Schmidt, Sensenbrenner, Sessions, Shadegg, Shimkus, Shuster, Smith (NE), Smith (TX), Souder, Stearns, Sullivan, Tancredo, Taylor, Terry, Thornberry, Tiahrt, Walberg, Walden (OR), Wamp, Weldon (FL), Weller, Westmoreland, Whitfield, Wicker, Wilson (SC).

Thursday, September 20, 2007

How they voted

in the senate, to move to a vote a bill that would require that active-duty troops and units have at least equal time at home as the length of their previous tour overseas.

Once again I ask, notice anything these people have in common? Check the post below to see how many of these people also voted against restoring habeus corpus.

Alexander (R-TN), Allard (R-CO), Barrasso (R-WY), Bennett (R-UT), Bond (R-MO), Brownback (R-KS), Bunning (R-KY), Burr (R-NC), Chambliss (R-GA), Coburn (R-OK), Cochran (R-MS), Corker (R-TN), Cornyn (R-TX), Craig (R-ID), Crapo (R-ID), DeMint (R-SC), Dole (R-NC), Domenici (R-NM), Ensign (R-NV), Enzi (R-WY), Graham (R-SC), Grassley (R-IA), Gregg (R-NH), Hatch (R-UT), Hutchison (R-TX), Inhofe (R-OK), Isakson (R-GA), Kyl (R-AZ), Lieberman (ID-CT), Lott (R-MS), Lugar (R-IN), Martinez (R-FL), McCain (R-AZ), McConnell (R-KY), Murkowski (R-AK), Roberts (R-KS), Sessions (R-AL), Shelby (R-AL), Specter (R-PA), Stevens (R-AK), Thune (R-SD), Vitter (R-LA), Voinovich (R-OH), Warner (R-VA).

Tell me again who supports the troops.

UPDATE: Senator and Republican National Committee Chair Mel Martinez: “I think we would demean their service if we were to say to them that there had to be a parity between the time in service out of the country and the time at home.”

So giving them nine months off between 15-month deployments to a war zone does what, honor their service?

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Kill bill

The following senators voted to kill a bill that would restore habeus corpus. As such, they have declared that they believe the government should have the right to imprison anyone it wants, for as long as it wants, without reason or charges, and that those people should have no legal recourse whatsoever. They have declared their disdain for the Constitution of the United States of America and the rule of law.

These enemies of the Constitution are as follows. Notice anything they have in common? (Think "party.")

Alexander (R-TN), Allard (R-CO), Barrasso (R-WY), Bennett (R-UT), Bond (R-MO), Brownback (R-KS), Bunning (R-KY), Burr (R-NC), Coburn (R-OK), Cochran (R-MS), Coleman (R-MN), Collins (R-ME), Corker (R-TN), Cornyn (R-TX), Craig (R-ID), Crapo (R-ID), DeMint (R-SC), Dole (R-NC), Domenici (R-NM), Ensign (R-NV), Enzi (R-WY), Graham (R-SC), Grassley (R-IA), Gregg (R-NH), Hatch (R-UT), Hutchison (R-TX), Inhofe (R-OK), Isakson (R-GA), Kyl (R-AZ), Lieberman (ID-CT), Lott (R-MS), Martinez (R-FL), McCain (R-AZ), McConnell (R-KY), Murkowski (R-AK), Roberts (R-KS), Sessions (R-AL), Shelby (R-AL), Stevens (R-AK), Thune (R-SD), Vitter (R-LA), Voinovich (R-OH), Warner (R-VA).

And how nice of Larry Craig to come out of the men's room and David Vitter to come out of the whorehouse long enough to deny Americans one of our most basic civil rights.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Ask a question, meet the Taser

Amendment I: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Sounds like the framers’ intent was to prevent shit like this from happening.
Sparks flew during a townhall meeting that Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., held yesterday at the University of Florida. Journalism student Andrew Meyer interrupted the speech, prompting police to drag him away from the microphone and shoot him with a Taser gun.

"He apparently asked several questions — he went on for quite awhile — then he was asked to stop," university spokesman Steve Orlando tells the Associated Press. "He had used his allotted time. His microphone was cut off, then he became upset."

WTVJ-TV sums up its video in one sentence: "Andrew Meyer, a UF student from Weston, is tasered and taken away by police after asking John Kerry a question during a speech."

AP says Meyer was charged with resisting arrest and disturbing the peace. He is being held at the local jail.
Between this and the post below, I have to ask: What the fuck is going on in Florida?

UPDATE: The video.

The Lowest of the Low

To take that title in the Bush administration, you have to be more than just corrupt (yawn), more than just a liar (who isn’t?), more than a greedy criminal. You have to be one serious degenerate. You have to be lower than scum.

And that distinction goes to a U.S. Attorney the Bush administration didn't fire, presumably because he's a “loyal Bushie.”
An assistant U.S. attorney from Florida was arrested in an Internet sting operation after flying to Michigan to have sex with a 5-year-old girl, authorities said Monday.

John D.R. Atchison, 53, was arrested Sunday at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after several weeks of Internet conversations between the prosecutor and a detective posing as the mother of a 5-year-old girl, authorities say.
It seems the Bush administration attracts criminals like shit attracts flies.

I can't overstate my disgust.

Friday, September 14, 2007


“It is the absolute responsibility of everybody in uniform to disobey an order that is either illegal or immoral.” —General Peter Pace, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, National Press Club, Feb. 17, 2006.

His “uniform” may be a blue suit nowadays, but it appears that Jon Corzine remembers this responsibility from his days in the Marine Corps Reserves.
Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine informed President Bush this week that New Jersey will not obey federal rules that would make it harder to enroll middle-income kids for a popular government-subsidized health insurance program.

His move escalated the growing confrontation between a number of states and the administration over the new rules imposed on the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). They have been criticized as unfair and overreaching by children's advocates and politicians of both parties, but Corzine’s declaration marks the first time a governor has openly vowed to defy them.


In a letter to Bush on Wednesday, Corzine called the new rules “onerous,” said they go beyond federal law and predicted that they would deny coverage to as many as 10,000 New Jersey children.

“I am deeply concerned about the devastating impact that this misguided policy will have on our efforts to address the growing problem of the uninsured,” he wrote.
The difference between Corzine and Bush is that Bush doesn’t consider uninsured children a problem (after all, his children are covered). Bush is more concerned that expanding SCHIP would be bad for business at private health insurance companies. And if tens of thousands of children have to go without health insurance in order to protect profit margins at Aetna, that’s OK by him.

Remember when the reason states refused to obey the federal government was over things like desegregation? Remember when it was the federal government trying to do the right thing and it was a few ignorant, misguided local officials trying to perpetuate a ruinous, withering status quo?

Let’s see if Bush deploys the National Guard to New Jersey to prevent doctors from treating sick children.

Oh, I forgot. The National Guard is in Iraq.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Still on the down low

Four and a half years later, and just days before the administration is going to tell us how much progress is being made in Iraq (and that we just need to be patient), officials still cannot announce their visits to Iraq in advance.

Check out the photo that runs with the story.

If George stood any closer to those Marines, he'd have to plead guilty like Larry Craig. But it's not like Cowboy George is scared or anything. Not with all the progress taking place there.