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From taking down words: Truth Be Told: Letter To The Editor Hits Proverbial Nail On The Head Honcho
Hat tip to the reader who forwarded this to-the-point letter in today's South Bend Tribune. You can say so much in just one sentence:
"Having 'My Man Mitch' as your governor is like having a really bad boyfriend: First he sells off all of your stuff without asking, then he starts nagging you all the time to lose weight."
Indiana's a little disillusioned with Bush's Bitch Mitch. I'd say it's high time he find some other job - like one of his old run-this-business-into-the-ground jobs.
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Caffeine-Induced Ramblings Are Always Fun

After working all night and drinking enough coffee to kill most small mammals, I'm ready to take note of a few things.

First off, Fa-loofah-l O'Lielly (both parts of the scumbag's name are links to separate pages, if you can't tell), Michael Weiner, Mann C*nter, Rev. Sunstroke Meathead, and all the other lying, cheating, shameless, spineless, hateful, dirt-eating pieces of reptilian shit who are busying themselves with out-and-out lies: EAT ME. That is all.

Second, people, stop bitching about Barack Obama "not having enough experience". I'd rather have someone with no experience than someone who ran everything he ever did into the ground.

Third, stop with trying to ruin every single person who says they're running for a presidential nomination, or is thinking about it, or is rumored to be thinking about it, or whatever. Enough about the bitching over Hillary, Obama, Edwards, Dean, all of them - if all you're going to do is find fault, it's going to be just like 2004.

Fourth, when did Ft. Wayne become so full of health experts who apparently have nothing better to do than write fact-free diatribes to the newspapers? You'd think, as knowledgable as they are about the human body and its reactions to harmful chemicals, they'd be making money hand over grubby fist in the exciting world of medicine.

Fifth, if you honestly want to believe the lie about a minimum wage increase being bad for everyone, try living on $6 an hour when you don't have any kind of steady schedule.

That should be it.


U.S.-led forces raid consulate, piss everyone off

U.S. Detains 6 Iranians in Irbil Raid
U.S.-led multinational forces detained six Iranians Thursday at an Iranian government office in the northern city of Irbil, Iraqi officials said, as President Bush accused Iran and Syria of aiding militants and promised to "interrupt" the flow of support as part of his new war strategy.

I really cannot believe this. Are we trying to start a war? If Iran attacks us, we're not getting any support from the rest of the world.

You know what Bush and his cronies would call this if it were someone doing this to us? They'd call it terrorism. So what's that make this?


Keith Ellison: Portrait of True Awesome

From Pandagon: Zing! Ellison to use Thomas Jefferson’s Koran at private swearing in
What a slam dunk this is by Minnesota’s fifth district Rep.-elect Keith Ellison, the first Muslim sent to Congress. He has had to deal with the Christofascist bleatings of Virginia Rep. Virgil Goode, who claimed Ellison’s desire to use the Koran instead of a bible at his swearing in was “unAmerican.”
From Washington Post:

We’ve learned that the new congressman — in a savvy bit of political symbolism — will hold the personal copy once owned by Thomas Jefferson.
“He wanted to use a Koran that was special,” said Mark Dimunation, chief of the rare book and special collections division at the Library of Congress, who was contacted by the Minnesota Dem early in December. Dimunation, who grew up in Ellison’s 5th District, was happy to help.

Goode, who who represents Jefferson’s birthplace of Albemarle County, had no comment.
Note: all the incoming members of Congress take their oath en masse without any bible. This oath with the Koran would occur only in the individual private ceremony.

Oh, now that's a burn if ever I saw one. Finally, someone's standing up to the bleating idiots of this nation. Of course, I bet the freepers are having a shit fit over this...

...but fuck them, they don't matter.


On former President Ford

Today I turned on my TV to watch The Price is Right, because I want to see Bob Barker as much as possible before he retires. Instead, I see coverage of President Ford's funeral. I'm not disappointed, per se, as I know this is something that should be covered.

That said, it's obvious I don't quite understand all the praise being lavished on him. Ford's presidency was, to put it simply, before my time. I know he brought a sort of stability after Kennedy's assassination, Johnson's failed policies, Nixon's scandals, and the pain of Vietnam. I understand that quite well, thank you, as that is exactly what I hope for in our next President. That said, I've heard a lot of use of the words "unremarkable" and "mediocre" to describe his tenure. So why are we covering it with such gusto if it was so unremarkable? Is it because that unremarkability was what America needed, or is it the usual heaping of whatever praise can be found for someone who has departed?

The thing people seem to mention most often, besides Ford's apparent penchant for falling down (the possible genesis of Chevy Chase's career), was his pardon of Richard Nixon. That sets a tone that I, quite honestly, am worried about. That a man could commit a high crime and be pardoned is frightening. That he could be the leader of the free world and still be cleared of his crimes is terrifying. I do hope whoever our next President is doesn't do such a thing - call me unoriginal, but I hope to see charges leveled against Bush for his crimes against this country. Will it happen? Not bloody likely. Is it a far-off hope? You bet your sweet ass.