Thursday, September 27, 2007

Coulter's Joke or Coulter is a Joke

Is it a day ending in Y? Then Ann Coulter must be saying something stupid. And of course she doesn't disappoint. It seems Ann can't understand why someone hasn't thrown down a fatwa on her. For those who don't know, a fatwa is similar to a legal opinion, issued by a Islamic law scholar. Back in 1988 Salman Rushdie released Satanic Verses and received a fatwa calling for his death. Ann whines if Rushdie got a one, why can't she?

That's simple.

No one in the United States takes Ann seriously anymore, so why should she be surprised to find out no one in the Islamic world does either?

Although, since Ann has become such a joke, it's possible she could get someone to throw another one of these at her.

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Ted's Bill Coming Due

Alaska republiCON Senator Ted Stevens just gets in deeper and deeper. Federal officials are investigating possible corruption of the Senator by oil executives. Specifically, investigators are looking into who paid for renovations of Senator Stevens house. Bill Allen, former chief executive for VECO an oil services company, already admitted he spent more than $400,000 to bribe Alaska state legislators. Raa rhoa!

However, it gets worse. Mr. Allen also paid for work on Senator Stevens' house in the ski resort town of Girdwood. Bill said VECO paid at least two contractors, a plumber and a carpenter, for work on the house.

Senator Stevens emphatically maintains he's paid every bill submitted to him with his own money. Sounds good right? Yet, just like Senator Larry Craig's I'm sorry for what I caused apology, Ted's statement is classic CON misdirection. For the question isn't whether the good Senator paid every bill given to him, but rather was he given every bill. If not, Ted has a lot of explaining to do.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

That's What Rudolph Finds Disgusting?

Earlier today former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani called's ad questioning General Pateraus' honesty regarding the Iraq war "one of the more disgusting things that has happened in American politics."

Really? An ad? An ad in which American citizens exercise their god given inalienable right to seek answers from a government official. This is what Rodolph considers "disgusting?" Mr. Giuliani obviously isn't a student of American history. If he was, he'd know our past is chock full of far more disgusting things than the ad.

What would that be? How about then Governor George Bush's whisper effort during the 2000 campaign regarding the race of one of Senator John McCain's children for starters? Gee, wonder where the Bushies got the idea to attack an opponent's child?

Don't like this example of disgusting politics, well who could forget the swift boat veterans for truth and their smear job on Senator John Kerry's war record, or President Richard Nixon's cover up of the break in at the Headquarters of the Democratic National Committee, or even Senator Joseph McCarthy's witch hunts? Hell, Vice President Aaron Burr actually shot and killed one of his political rivals. Talk about crude politics!

Even a cursory study of American history shows its politics to be a very rough business. If Rudolph can't stomach a simple ad, then he clearly doesn't have the constitution to be President.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Not So Sorry Charlie

It was another tough week for the republiCONS, further dimming their fleeting hopes of holding the White House and taking back Congress in 2008. First, Larry Craig is outed as having plead guilty to playing footsie with an undercover cop in the Minneapolis airport. A week later he's forced from the Senate. Immediately preceding the news of Craig's bathroom romp, Alberto Gonzales is forced to step down. In fact, we just learned Alberto's wife convinced him to resign. If true, Mrs. Gonzales did the nation a great service. Follow these two stories with Senator John Warner's announcement of his "retirement," the continued investigation of Ted Stevens for corruption and the GOP's 2008 prospects got very bleak.

Other CONS such as Arlen Specter are recognizing the hopelessness of their situation and are forced to defend the likes of Senator Craig. So much for the law and order party.

However, CONS probably believe its Rubicon position is due to bad luck, rather than their arrogance and lust for power. Craig himself seems to have thought he'd get away with his illegal behavior and intimidate a police office by flashing his Senate business card and stating "What do you think of that?" Thankfully, the young officer appears more committed to the law than does the 3 term Idaho Senator.

In his resignation speech, Craig apologized for what he had caused. Thinking Americans noted the Senator's classic CON speak in that he took no personal responsibility for his crime. Rather, he's only sorry for the fire storm his guilty plea kicked up.

Over the past seven years "sorry for what we caused" has become the patronizing GOP mantra. The CONS aren't sorry for damage their policies have wrought. Instead they're sorry their incompetent governing hasn't worked out as predicted. If there is a silver lining to this mess, it doesn't look like the CONS have learned anything from the events of the last week. In fact the CONS are likely to carry the "not so sorry sorry" into the presidential election. If they do, their candidate may be apologizing to the party faithful for the debacle he causes in next November's election.

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