Go f– yourself.
9/11 the result of breathtaking Bush/Cheney incompetence.
A piece in Salon about the release of NSA documents portraying the days leading up to 9/11 don’t actually tell us much we don’t already know; namely, that the Bush administration didn’t take counter-terrorism at all seriously until it was too late. It’s too detailed to quote and do it justice, so check it out. Short version; they didn’t listen to experts and they didn’t fund counter-terrorism.
Their incompetence cost thousands of lives. The wars they started to overcompensate for their failure cost thousands more. There’s your “9/11 truth” — not an inside job, just a jawdroppingly incompetent one.
Stories to Watch: 10/2/11
Rick Perry’s getting some flack today for a Washington Post article that reports his association with a hunting camp. The problem; the camp until fairly recently a big, black rock at the entrance with the word “Niggerhead” painted on it. Here’s the thing: I have my doubts that this will bother anyone who was planning on voting for Perry. Expect the familiar “Oh, don’t be so PC!” responses from the right if this story gains any steam — although Herman Cain is already the exception to that rule.
In other Perry news: let’s invade Mexico! No, really.
Police arrested more than 700 Occupy Wall Street protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday, as the protests spread to other cities.
Dick Cheney wants an apology from Barack Obama for all the mean (and accurate) things he said about the Bush administration’s “War on terror.”
The Herman Cain campaign begins shedding staffers, which is always a sign that everyone thinks everything’s going just super-great.
Brainwash your kids to believe paranoid, rightwing BS the Glenn Beck way! It’s only “indoctrination” when lefties do it.
Finally, reason 5,329,405 explaining why I often call Fox & Friends “a show that’s such ridiculous bullshit that you wish there was a stronger word for bullshit.”
Stories to Watch: 9/6/11
Hey, how was your Labor Day? Mine involved bratwurst, so it was perfect. Now here’s the news…
Boehner and Cantor want a pre-jobs-speech meeting with the president to “discuss potential areas of bipartisan agreement,” according to Politico. To translate that from Republican into English, they want to make threats, whine, and throw tantrums.
Is Rick Perry using wildfires in Texas to dodge debates? It sure seems that way. I mean, there’s no logistical reason that he has to be in the state, just as there’s no reason he has to be at the sites of the fires themselves. It’s not like he’s out there on the line, pitching in. Although, after what he’s done to the fire departments in Texas, they could probably use the help.
One reason Perry might not be eager to debate; he might be forced to answer questions about why his state has the worst numbers for health insurance coverage in the nation.
This is what happens when you give Republicans everything they demand. Knock it off, Mr. President.
David Brooks continues to suck, be ridiculous.
Ezra Klein talks economy, history, Republicans, stimulus, and “motivated skepticism.” Long story short, Republicans are freakin’ nuts.
Mittens Romney rolls out his own big jobs plan, ahead of President Obama’s speech on the same subject. You already know what’s in it; it’s got “GOP economic mumbo-jumbo” written all over it.
Finally, Dick Cheney is a man who is absolutely flawless in his own mind. In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Cheney refused to admit to any mistakes at all in his eight years as VP. You know what this means, right? Getting hammered and shooting Harry Whittington in the face? Dick meant to do that.
Stories to Watch: 9/3/11
Woke up about 3:30 last night to a really impressive storm. Hard rain, wind, nearly constant thunder and lightning. The leading edge of the storm (which was probably what woke me) had gusts up to 60 mph. I stayed up for a while and watched it, then went back to bed. Woke up this morning do the whine of chainsaws. Nothing here, but it must’ve brought down branches all over the neighborhood. Now here’s the news…
Paul Krugman writes that with the stimulus and aid to states run out, we’re officially in the Age of Austerity so beloved by Republicans — and that it’s playing a big part in the current economic slowdown. Look at it this way; demand is people spending money. But people aren’t spending money. And cutting government spending only reduces demand. It won’t do a damned thing to help the economy, it’ll do the opposite. Duh.
According to new documents released by Human Rights Watch, the Bush administration outsourced some of its “harsh interrogation” — read “torture” — to Moammar Qaddafi’s goon squads. Someone needs to jam that fact in Dick Cheney’s face while he’s plugging that pile of BS he calls a book.
President Obama urges congress to pass the transportation bill, so we can continue to have something approximating a developed nation’s infrastructure. Needless to see, this is the worst thing ever!
The editor-in-chief of a peer reviewed science journal resigns in disgrace. His sin? Publishing a “fundamentally flawed” paper by climate science denier Roy Spencer. This illustrates just how bad the deniers’ “science” actually is.
Despite what you may have heard, not all libertarians are enamored of Ron Paul.
Black unemployment is now the highest it’s been in 27 years.
Wingnut columnist Matthew Vadum is just the very worst kind of American.
Finally, Sarah Palin’s coquetry continues. Got to milk that 16th minute of fame for all it’s worth.
Stories to Watch: 9/1/11
Still using Firefox 7 beta, still liking it. In fact, other than the slim memory usage, it seems identical to 6. Now here’s the news…
Does Barack Obama have a secret plan to win the election by making millions of illegal aliens citizens so they’ll vote for him? Wingnut Reps. Mike Coffman and Louie Gohmert think so — and that should tell you all you need to know.
Mediaite’s TOmmy Christopher thinks that John Boehner should resign for putting a Republican presidential debate a presidential address to congress. Maybe he should, maybe he shouldn’t, but it’s never going to happen in a million years. Roger Simon reports that the White House is “furious” with Boehner, though.
Everyone knows that Mittens Romney has a healthcare reform problem. But what most people don’t know is that Rick Perry went above and beyond Romneycare, by proposing a joint healthcare plan with Mexico. I don’t know enough about it to say whether it was a good idea or not, but it involves big gummint healthcare and Mexico, so the ‘baggers should hate it.
Bonus fun: as Texas Ag Commissioner, Perry also praised Hillary Clinton’s healthcare proposal. So Mexico, healthcare reform, and Hillary Clinton.
Condoleezza Rice simply does not care for Dick Cheney’s book. NJ Gov. Chris Christie isn’t a fan of Eric Cantor’s hostage-taking on Hurricane Irene relief.
Surprise: it’s illegal for unmarried couples to live together in Florida — and state Republicans want to keep it that way.
The White House downgrades the 2012 jobs forecast.
Finally, so much for being the “sane Republican” — John Huntsman’s just-released tax plan is as insane and unfair as anyone else’s in his party.
Joe Lieberman continues to be a jackass.
Stories to Watch: 8/31/11
I’m beta-testing Firefox 7. I’ve got to say, it kicks ass so far. The major improvement is a far more efficient memory footprint, which really makes a huge difference. This is a much more lightweight browser, without all the workhorse clunkiness I’ve come to expect from FF. Now here’s the news…
President Obama schedules a major jobs address before a joint session of Congress for the same day that a Republican presidential debate is scheduled. One is a constitutionally mandated duty of the president, while the other will be a partisan event identical to a handful of other partisan events that will happen in the coming months. Guess which one John Boehner thinks needs to be rescheduled?
The fact that the president chose a joint session, rather than a television address, suggests his jobs plan will be a lot more ambitious that Republicans will like.
Headline in The Hill: “Cantor in tricky spot on disaster aid.” Try, “Cantor stuck in hole he dug himself.”
Illinois State Senator Deborah Mell marries another nice lady — in Iowa. Illinois allows civil unions, but not same sex marriage. Here’s hoping this is one step of many toward changing that.
The New York Times editorial board comes to the shocking realization that Republicans don’t like poor people very much. Wait until they find out how they feel about Muslims!
Republicans don’t want you voting, either. Especially if you’re one of those dirty hippy college students.
Even GOP Governor Dave Heineman of Nebraska knows that the proposed Canadian tars sands pipeline is a bad idea.
Conor Friedersdorf of The Atlantic destroys Dick Cheney.
Finally, even Evangelicals are moving away from hating the gays