#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: 02/01/2006 - 03/01/2006

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

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Why do the troops hate America?

A new poll to be released today shows that U.S. soldiers overwhelmingly want out of Iraq — and soon. The poll is the first of U.S. troops currently serving in Iraq, according to John Zogby, the pollster. Conducted by Zogby International and LeMoyne College, it asked 944 service members, “How long should U.S. troops stay in Iraq?” Only 23 percent backed Mr. Bush’s position that they should stay as long as necessary. In contrast, 72 percent said that U.S. troops should be pulled out within one year. Of those, 29 percent said they should withdraw “immediately.”

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Spent the day yesterday volunteering for the Chris Murphy for Congress campaign. We had a fundraiser at the Wood N’ Tap in Hartford with guest speaker Rep. Rahm Emmanuel, chairman of the DCCC. If I could describe one thing about Rahmy (as he likes to be called by his friends, namely me) it’s that the man never heard a racist joke he didn’t like.

But seriously folks, it was a great time, place was filled to the rafters and we hopefully squeezed a lot of cash from the fatcasts in attendance. I've never seen so many perfectly tailored suits in one room. Lt. Governor Kevin Sullivan and Congressman John Larson we’re also there. Larson thanked me by name as well, and I assure you it had nothing to do with the fact that I was wearing a nametag. Me and him just have a bond. We've been in the trenches together and he knows I got his back.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Another thing to ponder about Cheneys "I had one beer" statement.

Is that the same thing he told the cops for both of his DWI's?

For those of you that thought there was something about the whole shooting incident that just didnt smell right, you weren't the only one.

Here are the relevant facts.

They don't reveal the fact that the Vice President accidentally shoots someone to the public for over 24 hours.

The police are not allowed to interview Cheney, or get a chance to smell his breath, or administer a breathalyzer, until 14 hours after the incident.

Katherine Armstrong, the woman who finally revealed the incident to the press originally says there was No alcohol involved at all.

None in the hunting party was drinking alcohol, said the owner, Katharine Armstrong. “No, zero, zippo and I don’t drink at all,” she said. “No one was drinking.”

Notice how forceful she is about this point. Beacause the next day she then says that maybe some of the people who were there that were not hunting had a beer.

She says she was not sure if there were beers in the coolers but wasn’t ready to rule it out: “There may be a beer or two in there, but remember not everyone in the party was shooting,” she told NBC News.

Then she changes the story yet again to say that she just didn't see Cheney have a beer so she doesn’t know. She only remembers him having a cocktail later in the night.

CNN today reports that Armstrong had told CNN she never saw Cheney or Whittington “drink at all on the day of the shooting until after the accident occurred, when the vice president fixed himself a cocktail back at the house.”

And now last night we have Cheney, who is on all sorts of heart medication that could be affected by alcohol, admits he did had a beer a few hours before. But Cheney doesn’t lie, right? Well he did at least once during the interview (not counting the hundreds of times he’s been caught lying in the last 5 years).

THE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, it's a great relief. But I won't be, obviously, totally at ease until he's home. He's going to be in the hospital, apparently, for a few more days, and the problem, obviously, is that there's always the possibility of complications in somebody who is 78-79 years old. But he's a great man, he's in great shape, good friend, and our thoughts and prayers go out to he and his family.

Q How long have you known him?

THE VICE PRESIDENT: I first met him in Vail, Colorado, when I worked for Gerry Ford about 30 years ago, and it was the first time I'd ever hunted with him.Q Would you describe him as a close friend, friendly acquaintance, what --

THE VICE PRESIDENT: No, an acquaintance.

Also, when the press asked the doctors about Whittingtons blood alcohol level, we received a terse “no comment”.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Cheney to give an exclusive interview today about shooting a 78 year old man in the face to.....FOX News.

Why you ask? Because they aren't afraid to ask the tough questions.

Not one person bothering to ask, in the meantime, how Dick Cheney’s feeling about all this. After all, he’s a human being and injuring someone else in an accident can take a huge toll.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Will you be my Special Victims Unit Valentine?

Monday, February 13, 2006

This Administrations habit of hiding and/or avoiding responsibility for everything they do has now leaked into every aspect of their lives.

The First Vice President since Aaron Burr to shoot someone and they;

1. Do not notify the public. The only way we found out was when a reporter got a tip from someone at the ranch.
2. Go out of their way to declare that no matter what, it wasn’t Cheneys fault. Apparently the shotgun pellets willed themselves into the mans body.

Also, the fact that Cheney hunts birds raised in captivity and then released for the sole purpose of him getting to shoot them just shows that he’s a pussy.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Remember when real Treason was a bad thing? Not the Fake Ann Coulter “if you support Medicare you are committing treason” type stuff, but actual treason, as in revealing covert CIA agents identities. In yet another IOKIYAR example, we have this

Rush Limbaugh:
“ Let me give you some facts about this. Karl Rove asked to testify. He is not a target as it stands now. But even at this, the AP writes, it writes it this way: "In an 11th-hour legal maneuver, fraught with risk, Rove struck a deal with prosecutors to testify for a fourth and probably final time in the investigation into the leak of the identity of CIA officer, Valerie Plame, whose identity was known by everybody before all this anyway." I added that last part to make the story true and factual and more complete.

The Moonie Times:
she was by all accounts working under very light cover for the CIA, as evidenced by the fact that numerous neighbors were aware that she worked for the agency.

The New York Posts Deborah Orin:
There was no charge in the indictment involving outing a covert agent, hence no covert agent was outed

Mary Matalin, talking with legendary racist Don Imus:
What's the crime here? Everybody in town knew that, and who outed her was her husband -- "my wife, the CIA wife" and all this stuff.

FOX News “senior judicial analyst” and legendary Clinton hater (but they enver mention that part) Andrew P. Napolitano:
Without naming names, I will tell you that at least one of my Fox News colleagues told me that he was present at a party where she was introduced as "my CIA operative wife."

Fox News John Gibson:
And we actually know that's happened. Joe Wilson has introduced his wife as "my CIA wife."

FOX News Tony Snow:
She wasn't a covert agent. She wasn't compromised.

AND now we have the inconvenient truth:
Feb. 13, 2006 issue - Newly released court papers could put holes in the defense of Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis (Scooter) Libby, in the Valerie Plame leak case. Lawyers for Libby, and White House allies, have repeatedly questioned whether Plame, the wife of White House critic Joe Wilson, really had covert status when she was outed to the media in July 2003. But special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald found that Plame had indeed done "covert work overseas" on counterproliferation matters in the past five years, and the CIA "was making specific efforts to conceal" her identity, according to newly released portions of a judge's opinion.

Friday, February 03, 2006

5 more servicemen were killed in Iraq yesterday, but they weren't miners so you probably didn't hear about it.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Cindy Sheehan wore a t-shirt at the SOTU last night with the slogan "2245 Dead. How many more?" The wife of a Republican congressman was also wearing a t-shirt saying 'Support the Troops - Defending Our Freedom.'"

One was grabbed and ejected from the chamber and then arrested. One was simply asked to leave.

Guess which one?

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