#navbar-iframe{opacity:0.0;filter:alpha(Opacity=0)} #navbar-iframe:hover{opacity:1.0;filter:alpha(Opacity=100, FinishedOpacity=100)} Ed's Daily Rant: 11/01/2003 - 12/01/2003

Because face it.
I'm right, and you're wrong.

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

The Heritage foundation:
At home, the Bush Administration is committed to preserving the tax cuts and stimulating the economy without massive federal spending and federal regulation.

Yesterdays wall street journal, that’s right, the WALL STREET JOURNAL:
The alarming figure is domestic discretionary spending, or the kind that Congress has to approve each year. (Entitlements are automatic and based on a formula.) Non-military discretionary spending rose last year by 8.5%--more than double the 4% caps Mr. Bush vowed to enforce and about quadruple the rate of inflation. While some of this money went to homeland security, a lot also went to such domestic boondoggles as the farm bill, transportation projects and education.
We realize that spending is what Congress does for a living. But that's all the more reason why a President has to be willing to impose restraint on the Members. President Bush makes a stab at this every year with his own budget proposal in February, this year requesting a 3.7% spending increase overall. But by the time the actual spending bills come rolling over to the White House, Mr. Bush seems willing to sign just about anything.
The President has refused to veto a single spending request in three years. Several of the appropriations bills he has already signed this year came in above his requests, and the omnibus (kitchen-sink) bill is now being eyed by many politicians as a convenient way to push through more pet projects. Politicians quickly figure out when a President isn't serious about his own spending limits.

There are certain think tanks, like the libertarian CATO institute, I respect. I disagree with them, but they are ideologically consistent. But to have one say that Bush is committed to not having massive spending flies in the face of all reality and is such blatant shilling for Bush.

Oh and the republican led Judiciary committee is commiting crimes by breaking into the democrats computers and stealing memo’s, than are then leaked to Sean hannity.

Thats right, the JUDICIARY commiteee is commiting crimes, while not doing thigns like, oh...
Appointing judges to uphold the laws of the United States.

Besides the outrage. Actually strike that. I’m not outraged. I read it and just thought “sounds about right”. The Administration stole the election, proudly hires convicted felons and admitted criminals, outs undercover operatives, lies to us to get into a war, passes the patriot act, etc…

AND meanwhile the Democrats sit there and take it like a bunch of pussies. How can anyone support this administration? I’ve yet to hear anyone make a case for it, without going freeper like nutso.

Monday, November 24, 2003

Bush needed 5 personal chefs on his trip to see the Queen.

And Bushs entourage did thousands of dollars worth of damage as well.

Now imagine the response if this was Clinton. Akin to the 1,000 dollar haircut on airforce one story perhaps...

As usual the silence is deafening.

Thursday, November 20, 2003

Tom Friedman is an idiot.

To be sure, some people simply will never be winnable because they hate America above all else. (That may explain why you don't see any protesters here carrying signs saying, "Death to bin Laden," "Saddam: How many Iraqis did you kill today?" or "Mr. Bush: Thanks for believing in Arab democracy.")

I also didn’t see any “Nambla is bad” signs either. Does that mean protestors support hot man on boy action?

bush on a meeting with the queen in 1991:

Mr Bush was asked about the claim that he once told the Queen, at a dinner hosted by his father, that he was "the black sheep" of the Bush family.

"The Queen said, 'Are you the black sheep of the family?' I said, 'I don't know, do you have any in your family?' Like a good mother, she gave me a look," Mr Bush recalled.

"I respect the Queen a lot," he continued. "I don't know what she thinks about me."

Do the kids at Make a wish know about this?

Gotta love the right wing post. The following is an editorial not from some blog, or something written in blood on a sanitarium wall but an Op-Ed in a major metropolitan newspaper. The newspaper is a piece of shit, but still. Here’s a recap of what the author says:

The French, because they opposed a pre-emptive war against Saddam Hussien, were his “allies”.

Miltary experts and analysts who predicted that the initial war would be a “debacle” were “disappointed” when it wasn’t.

The number of dead Americans in Iraq is no big deal because “More Americans will die on our highways over the Christmas holidays than will have died all year in the Middle East.”

He then complains about the media and anti-war people as having closed minds, and says to not trust their “rhetoric”.

Also, the dust jacket on his book claims (from amazon.com) that he is “Fiercely independent” and “rejects all party-line thinking.”

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

One thing that annoys me most about the Clark smackdown on FOX news is this little snippet from the fair and balanced reporter:

“one thing our military advisors have assured us is that there is nothing but respect that one should have for your military career and for your respect for those who are now in the military.”

The people at Fox needed to be “assured” that his military career and respect for those serving is genuine. Because a 34 year career 4 star general, former head of NATO and decorated war hero’s patriotism and loyalty are instantly suspect when that person is a Democrat.

Monday, November 17, 2003

Just when you think Tom Delay can't be any bigger of a scumbag. Now in order to get around campaign finance laws, he is soliciting money for a childrens fund, while taking some of those donations and instead using them to pay for, and i quote "late-night convention parties, a luxury suite during President Bush's speech at Madison Square Garden and yacht cruises."

And his idea of using stupid needy children as a cover for yacht cruises has caught on and other republicans, including Majority leader and cat killer Frist, are following suit.

It's alomst hard to beleive how utterly corrupt this man truly is.

From the NYT. As Outragoues as this is (and it seems virtually everything Bush does is outragous, yet the press just yawns) if you apply the Clinton rule ,i.e. pretend the same thing was attempted by Clinton and imagine the reaction, it gets even more outragous.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 — The commission investigating the Sept. 11 terror attacks said on Thursday that its deal with the White House for access to highly classified Oval Office intelligence reports would let the White House edit the documents before they were released to the commission's representatives.

An interview in the NYT magazine with the President of the bigoted Christian Coalition. It's always funny to see these kooks up close. Some excerpts:
Q: You proved that when you teamed up with Senator Charles Schumer on an anti-spam bill to eliminate Internet pornography.

A: Actually, when Senator Schumer called me, I was a little surprised. He turned out to be a nice man.

Q:And you stunned some of your colleagues by agreeing to meet with Senator Hillary Clinton.

A:Yes. We talked about prescription drugs and the elderly. I can't judge her. I would like to think there is good in everyone.

What I love is the way she is "surprised" that Schumer is a nice person, and that she "hopes" there is good in Hillary Clinton. You see in her world Schumer and Hitlery are assumed to be mean and evil, so when she actually finds out that they are decent people, shes being "Christian" by admitting that, "gee they weren't evil like I thought".

Brings a tear to the eye.

And the award for blatant hypocrite goes to the followinge exchange:
Q: Would you like to see American products like television shows flourish in Baghdad as well?

A: Oh, no. I hope they don't show ''The Osbournes'' over there.
The Osbournes are definitely not a typical American family. Their language is so offensive. Shows like that wouldn't exist if mothers stayed home with their kids and supervised what they watched.

But you yourself are a working mother. Do you think you could have been happy as a full-time housewife?

A: Probably not. Probably it would not have been enough for me.
I always had a desire to make a difference. That is why I love the legislative process, where you can make a difference. One voice and one vote can make all the difference in the world.

Now you would expect a follow up questions along the lines of "Isn't that a bit of a double standard" or "You are a f*cking hypocrite". There was none. the interview ended there.

Liberal media my ass....

Thursday, November 13, 2003

damn. I overwrote my other post about Frist. Blogging at work is hard....

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Fre@king Courant is so conservative. First they dump their only moderate columnist to the style section, now they publish an op ed article about the partial birth ban full of lies, I send them a letter rebutting it, and the only letter they print is from a pro-lifer talking about how great it is, which forwards even more lies.

heres my ignored letter:
In response to your November 12th Op Ed entitled “Pro-Choice Bias Clear In Ab0rtion Coverage” it seems the only bias present was by the author.

Mr. Goodburn Makes quite an extraordinary and incendiary claim. That the “press” is pro-choice and consciously and willingly biases it’s reporting on the subject to “help” keep “all” abortion procedures legal.

Unfortunately the only “evidence” he cites to support such an outrageous claim is pure fantasy.

Mr. Goodburn seems to indicate that the term partial birth ab0rtion is and always has been the correct name for the procedure and it was the devious pro-choice press who decided to start calling it by a vague term to somehow “help” the pro-choice side.

There is no medical procedure called “partial birth ab0rtion”. There never has been. Unlike what Mr. Goodburn claims, it was the Pro-life side who invented the term “partial birth ab0rtion” to describe, in terms more sympathetic to their cause, the already existing medical procedure of Dilation and Extraction.

If you don’t believe me read the bill that was signed by Bush. Even it acknowledges that there is no procedure called “partial birth ab0rtion”. The bill then lays out their own definition of the procedure that is sufficiently vague so as to apply to other safe and common ab0rtion procedures. This of course was their intent.

This vast left wing conspiracy on the part of the press only exists in the mind of Mr. Goodburn and people of his ilk. I don’t know of any journalistic “rule” regarding vague verbiage that Mr. Goodburn speaks of, but I do know that there is one on reporting the truth. And with that, the press has so far done its job.


Edward Hill

Saturday, November 08, 2003

Just came back from UConn beating Rutgers.

Rutgers mascot is gay.

Friday, November 07, 2003

Dick Chenney's Halliburton overcharging their price of gas by about 300 percent.

Clause to punish war profiteers in Iraq stripped from bill by Republicans

It's a coincidence. If you say otherwise, then that means you hate America.

So just shut up, America hater.

This kinda falls under the "jumbo shrimp" category of irony.

Schwarzenegger hires a priveate investigator to find out if he sexually assaulted anyone, and then says he wont release his findings.

I had soup for lunch today. Later next week I will hire a private detective to find out if indeed I had soup today. I will however not reveal his findings to anyone.

Perhaps Arnold can hire a private Investoigator to find out what happened to the two hours of my life that were lost when I watched Erasor.

I knew it was too minorly geeky kinda cool to be true.

Screw Jon Rey. I sent it in first!

Wednesday, November 05, 2003

I can't tell for sure but I think Ed here is an official fact finder for Josh Marshall over at Talking points. RecentlyJosh had a contest to find administration immininet threat quotes. Mine was the Fleischer press briefing with this exchange:

“Well, we went to war, didn’t we, to find these — because we said that these weapons were a direct and imminent threat to the United States? Isn’t that true?”


And lo and behold Josh used it in his column this week. My political geek cred is soaring.

OF course I could be one of about 30 people who sent in the same quote, but since todays my birthday, screw you for even thinking that!

I've got a contest for all 2 readers out there (Hi mom!)

Heres Zig Zag Zell Miller in his recent autobiography:
When our embassies in Tanzania and Nairobi were bombed in 1998, killing 263, our only response was to fire a few missiles on an empty terrorist camp. It was a wimpy response so totally inadequate that, as an American, I was ashamed.

Heres the contest. lets go through every public utterence the good senator made back in 1998 as Governer of Georgia and see if he ever said anything about his shame.

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