December 2007

Keep in mind this is ONLY for 2007.

Since Congress nor our “watchdog” press seems at all interested in shoving this Administration’s profound pathos down the American public’s collective neck, I’m just going to have to wait for the historians, I guess.

I’m not sure which is sadder, the legal arguments or the need to wait for history to reveal the revulsion.

H/T to people all over the blogosphere.  I think the last reference I saw was at Crooks and Liars, a true work of arty blogness.

At YKos, a prominent TIME person told me to renew my subscription.  “We want you back,” this person said.

I said, “Bill Kristol?” 

Then I asked, after a few more drinks, “Are you telling me I’m not the only one that cancelled their subscription (Ed:  Mine was 20 years or so) because you hired B.K.?”

“You’re not the only one.”

And now ol’ blood-loving, wrong every time Bill Kristol gets a job at the “liberal” NY Times.  One thing I love about the “intellectual” moniker, pause for money quote:

“The idea that The New York Times is giving voice to a guy who is a serious, respected conservative intellectual — and somehow that’s a bad thing,” Rosenthal added. “How intolerant is that?”

…that gets passed around so liberally, *cough* is that if Bill Kristol is defined as an “intellectual,” I’m among the smartest people on the fucking planet.  If I were as wrong as Kristol has been, as consistently as he as been, about as many things as he has been, I would’ve been on an unemployment line about 15 years ago.  I don’t have a wingnut welfare gig, nor a famous father, nor a love of war (thus ratings, thus money).

Thanks to Dr. Black, who also has this right.  When your world-view is as grossly twisted as Kristol’s, “intolerance” is a laughable criticism.  Respected by whom?  Other war-crazed, blood-loving–as long as it isn’t his–xenophobes?

My America is better than Bill Kristol’s.  And tougher, stronger, and smarter.

We are doomed as a nation when complete bloodthirsty lunatics get space on the NY Times Editorial page.  My money is in cash.

Bill Kristol:  Greatest patronage welfare recipient of all-time.

Kudos to the NY Times for showing their true colors. 

Vote with your wallet.

Update:  This is what I need to do to get a job at the New York Times?  Insinuate they should be prosecuted?  Rip them a new one?  Sign me the fuck UP.

“President Bush addresses economic woes of families.”

By telling them they can just eat cake, one imagines.

In a related story, Scarlett Johansson addresses woes of unattractive women.

Compare the courage.

It’s not even close.  Cheney should be wallowing in shame about his own wimpitude, but of course he’s not.  He’s too busy hiding somewhere secret, until he comes out and speaks to an audience of equally bed-wetting, sychophantic fans.

The man can’t even take dissent in his own country, even with security so tight you couldn’t pull a needle out its ass with a bulldozer.

Dick Cheney’s autobiography should be titled, “Cowards In Power:  The Dick Cheney Story.”

B. Bhutto, OTOH, pretty much knew what was coming.  THAT’S courage.

President Cheney wouldn’t know courage if it walked up to him and introduced itself.  The greatest coward of our time, though Bill Kristol is chasing him for a tie for first.

How do these people look themselves in the mirror?  Inquiring minds want to know.

What can I say?  The blog speaks to me.

A little more absurdity on the S.F. escaped tiger story.  And some desperately needed perspective to go with it.

Much more popular from a “news” standpoint than that boring old corrupt, inept Administration, I guess.

It’s all just too depressing for me to go after, and besides, there are a bunch of people with far greater intestinal fortitude, and writing skills, who’ve done it for me.

J. Heywood with a doubleheader of spot-on analysis.  As with the tragedy of Steve Irwin, I always find myself coming down on the animal’s side, in the latter link to J.

More good news for the little guy, and more bad news for The Man, courtesy your Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Just kidding, of course.

Kevin Drum on George Bush going on trips to promote democ…champion freed…spread peace (!)…whatever it is he thinks he’ll be doing other than making every country he visits remember why we’re now hated.

Politics 201:  Never waste any time taking advantage of an assassination of someone we needed.  There are elections to be won.  How proud they must all be.  I will add, once again, that there is no stopping someone willing to die for a cause.  The very discussion of it is absurd and ridiculous; trimming the branches of the terrorism problem by ignoring the healthy tree.

And Digby on President Cheney’s personal, paranoid, peculiar world-view and overall competence.

One other thing, since Cheney came up.  Every time I hear a suicide bomber described as a “coward,” I wince.  A psychopath or sociopath, a religious nutjob, a poor, desperate person, a brainwashed moron, any combination of the above or more I can take.  But coward?  No.

Which brings us back to President Cheney.  HE is a coward.  The classic cowardly bully.  Five Viet Nam deferments takes a little bit of cowardice, and 9-11 made him wet his pants so bad he changed his entire world-view, from an absolutely sane and prescient view of the idea of taking Baghdad during Gulf War 1 (you can WATCH him say it, if you don’t believe it), to an absolutely paranoid, intelligence manipulating, Bush manipulating power whore of epic proportions.  No one ever knows where he is, and he rarely speaks in front of anyone, though periodically he comes out to spew the Gospel in front of wildly sympathetic warmongers like himself.  He never does anything without intense secrecy and security.  Those things, at least to me, define cowardice far better than someone willing to strap a bomb to their guts and end it all.

Dick Cheney is a coward.  He wouldn’t even blow himself up for a huge bonus check.  He wouldn’t blow himself up for his wife and daughters. 

I would say he’s also a delusional pyschopath, but I don’t know the man personally.  He’s a coward, though.  The record on that one is clear.

Even people who read my blog should be at least passingly familiar with the Flying Spaghetti Monster, who won another victory today against the religious fundies.

In Florida, of course.

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