Being called a traitor by Dick Cheney is the highest honor you can give an American, and the more panicked talk we hear from people like him, Feinstein, and King, the better off we all are.
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.