#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: 11/01/2005 - 12/01/2005

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

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Another silver lining about "Duke" Cunningham being sent off to prison because he's an amoral corrupt criminal, he is also a homophobic bigot.

Discussing his prostate cancer operation at a public event, Cunningham called it "just not natural, unless maybe you're Barney Frank." Frank (D-Mass.) countered that Cunningham "may have suffered a little slight brain damage" during the anal surgery. Cunningham later apologized with an excuse that breathes fresh meaning into the term non sequitur: "I just get upset when people start bashing our military."

His "apology" was better than the original insult. "I'm sorry I made a bigoted homophobic remark about you, it was because I was upset at how much you hate the military."

Have fun in federal prison, dickhead.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Yet another Republican Congressman resigns after pleading guilty to multiple charges of bribery.

But I don't get it. Indicted former House Speaker Tom Delay said he was OK!
“Duke Cunningham is a hero,” DeLay said during a press briefing Tuesday. “He is an honorable man of high integrity.”

It's too bad realy, because now we won't be able to hear gems like this one from "Duke" when referring to a flag burning amendmendt.
"Ask the men and women who stood on top of the (World) Trade Center," said Rep. Randy (Duke) Cunningham, R-Calif. "Ask them and they will tell you: pass this amendment."

Sweet isn't he? If you're against a stupid amendmendt about flag burning, you are against the heroes of 9/11. The GOP always loves to use the dead bodies of 9/11 to ram through their agenda.

So the image of him crying during his press conference as he resigns and faces jail time, makes me smile.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Two years and about 1500 dead soldiers ago this Thanksgiving, George Bush made a surprise (because a planned visit would be to dangerous) appearance in Iraq, held up a fake turkey, and flew home.

Today, because of a recent change in the law that made it illegal to protest outside Bushs ranch, 7 people were arrested.

What am I thankful for this Thanksgiving? That the american people are finally starting to wake up, albeit a little too late.

A majority of U.S. adults believe the Bush administration generally misleads the public on current issues, while fewer than a third of Americans believe the information provided by the administration is generally accurate, the latest Harris Interactive poll finds.

Bringing honor and integrity back to the White House.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

November 22, 2005 -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says the high court did not inject itself into the 2000 presidential election.
Speaking at the Time Warner Center last night, Scalia said: "The election was dragged into the courts by the Gore people. We did not go looking for trouble."

Number of Lawsuits filed by the Gore Campaign? Zero.

It was BUSH vs. Gore, not Gore VS. Bush. No one disputes that Scalia is highly intelligent so he clearly knows this.

This simply proves he is a partisan hack and a bald faced liar.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Goodness I take a mini blog vacation and what do I miss. Bill O’Reilly actively supporting future terrorist attacks on a major American city. Supreme Court nominee Alito caught in a bold faced lie about his abortion views. Bob Woodward destroys any shred of credibility he has ever had.

Then there was the pathetic display of Senator Ted Stevens from Alaska. The man who is proudly one of Big Oil’s bitches, and most recently made famous for the Bridge to Nowhere, the half a billion dollar Alaskan bridge that connects to a island with a population of 50. He snuck it into a transportation bill at the last minute as an example of pure pork. When some Democrats wanted to cancel that useless piece of legislation and instead use the money to rebuild New Orleans, with a much higher population than 50, it was voted down. After all, it’s the poor blacks in new Orleans own fault the oil companies puppet chimed in.

When Energy Committee Chairman Ted Stevens announced that he would not require the executives to give their testimony under oath, Senator Maria Cantwell asked for a vote on the issue. Stevens shot back: “There will be no vote . . . It’s the decision of the chairman, and I have made that decision.” “I move that we swear in witnesses,” Cantwell persisted. “I second the motion,” said Senator Barbara Boxer.“That’s the last we’re going to hear about that, because it’s out of order,” a piqued Stevens replied. When the two women continued their protest, the chairman informed them that “I intend to be respectful of the position that these gentlemen hold.” Stevens did not fail in this goal. When Boxer later displayed a large chart showing the executives’ pay, Stevens cut her off. “We’ll stop the clock right here for you, Senator,” Stevens said, ordering the chart taken down because it was not “information that pertains to our issue.” From the audience, a woman called out: “How about the consumers?” When the same woman later let out a cheer, Stevens threatened to “clear the room.”

Our government at work. Nice isn’t it? It’s too bad too because during the hearings the Oil executives lied through their teeth.

A White House document shows that executives from big oil companies met with Vice President Cheney's energy task force in 2001 -- something long suspected by environmentalists but denied as recently as last week by industry officials testifying before Congress.

The document, obtained this week by The Washington Post, shows that officials from Exxon Mobil Corp., Conoco (before its merger with Phillips), Shell Oil Co. and BP America Inc. met in the White House complex with the Cheney aides who were developing a national energy policy, parts of which became law and parts of which are still being debated.

In a joint hearing last week of the Senate Energy and Commerce committees, the chief executives of Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp. and ConocoPhillips said their firms did not participate in the 2001 task force. The president of Shell Oil said his company did not participate "to my knowledge," and the chief of BP America Inc. said he did not know.

Eh, who cares, perjury commited by conservatives isn't a big deal anyway.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

It's sad when you can't tell the difference between actual news and the Onion.

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