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

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Remember when perjury was a horrible crime that should be prosecuted to save the soul of America and respect the rule of law? I sure do. Who could forget such soaring rhetoric as this;

Kay Bailey Hutchison:
[S]omething needs to be said that is a clear message that our rule of law is intact and the standards for perjury and obstruction of justice are not gray. And I think it is most important that we make that statement and that it be on the record for history.I very much worry that with the evidence that we have seen that grand juries across America are going to start asking questions about what is obstruction of justice, what is perjury. And I don’t want there to be any lessening of the standard. Because our system of criminal justice depends on people telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. That is the lynch pin of our criminal justice system and I don’t want it to be faded in any way.

Or this from Jeff Sessions website:
The rule of law and the need for integrity in our justice system is why perjury cases are prosecuted in America.

I could go on and on. Suffice it to say you can type in “rule of Law” next to any republican or conservative pundits name in google, and you will get about a hundred quotes talking about how the rule of law is one of their most treasured beliefs and also coincidentally why we should impeach Bill Clinton.

But that was then. This is now.

We know know that Alberto Gonzale knew about and signed off on the idea of Bush illegally wiretapping U.S. citizens from the beginning and that when he was asked about it under oath at his confirmation hearing, he lied.

SEN. FEINGOLD: I — Judge Gonzales, let me ask a broader question. I’m asking you whether in general the president has the constitutional authority, does he at least in theory have the authority to authorize violations of the criminal law under duly enacted statutes simply because he’s commander in chief? Does he — does he have that power?

GONZALES: Senator, this president is not — I — it is not the policy or the agenda of this president to authorize actions that would be in contravention of our criminal statutes.

The Attorney General of the United States commiting a crime and disrespecting the rule of law. Thank god hes a republican, or he'd have hell to pay.

Another thing to mention is how pussy whipped the Post is on the story. From reading it you can see that Gonzalez knowingly committed perjury. Period. There’s no gray area. But the post headline says that he is “challenged” on it by Feingold.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

NBC are a bunch of idiots.

They just annouce the cancelation of West Wing, one of the best shows on TV which only got better in the las few years. What are they working on as part of their "reshaping" of their lineup? A game show hosed by Howie Mandell.

NBC will rebuild Monday around "Deal or No Deal," the game show it introduced with some success in December. After running the show at 8 p.m. for five straight nights after the Olympics, starting Feb. 27, it will become the regular 8 p.m. show on Mondays starting the next week.

Other than the Office and My Name is Earl, NBC is a wasteland of bad TV that will only get worse. No wonder they are in last place.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The Jew York Times has an amazing OP ED by James Webb, the America hating former Reagan Secretary of the Navy and Marine platoon and company commander in Vietnam.

It concerns the Administrations longstanding tactic of insulting and denigrating the miltary service of any veteran who critizes George "daddy got me out of Vietnam" Bush's policies.

Sone choice quotes;

The casting of suspicion and doubt about the actions of veterans who have run against President Bush or opposed his policies has been a constant theme of his career. This pattern of denigrating the service of those with whom they disagree risks cheapening the public's appreciation of what it means to serve, and in the long term may hurt the Republicans themselves.


The political tactic of playing up the soldiers on the battlefield while tearing down the reputations of veterans who oppose them could eventually cost the Republicans dearly. It may be one reason that a preponderance of the Iraq war veterans who thus far have decided to run for office are doing so as Democrats.

A young American now serving in Iraq might rightly wonder whether his or her service will be deliberately misconstrued 20 years from now, in the next rendition of politically motivated spinmeisters who never had the courage to step forward and put their own lives on the line.

Talk like this provides aid and comfort to the enemy.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

A tough day for Senate Democrats.

Ted Stevens will no longer go swimming with them.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

He doesn’t miss a beat.

Bush recess appoints a bunch of hacks and cronies that were so bad even the Republican Senate wouldn’t confirm them.

But don’t worry, I’m sure they will do a heck of a job.

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