Thursday, January 31, 2008
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Monday, January 28, 2008
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Thursday, January 24, 2008
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008
In the televised debate, Clinton accused Obama of praising ideas from the opposition party over the past 10-15 years after Obama said last week that Reagan "changed the trajectory of America."
"Now I personally think they had ideas. But they were bad ideas," said Clinton, a New York senator who would be America's first woman president. "They were bad ideas for America."
Obama, who would be the first black U.S. president, shot back that he was in no way praising Republican ideas, but simply saying that Reagan had been able to bring political rivals together.
When Clinton interrupted to say she had not mentioned Reagan, Obama said, "Your husband did."
"I'm here, he's not," she tossed back.
"Well I can't tell who I'm running against sometimes," Obama replied, a sign of his increasing exasperation at the attack role Bill Clinton is playing in her campaign.
Hiss! Spit! It's a laugh riot!
Monday, January 21, 2008
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez chews coca on a daily basis, according to The Miami Herald.
Chavez, a vocal critic of the United States, admitted ingesting the base material for cocaine in the middle of a four-hour speech to lawmakers in Caracas. ''I chew coca every day in the morning ... and look how I am,'' Chavez said, according to the paper.
Bolivian President Evo Morales "sends me coca paste ... I recommend it to you," Chavez added.
The paper spoke with experts who said that it is illegal to consume coca paste in Venezuela and Bolivia. It's not clear to us whether Chavez was referring to "coca leaves" or "coca paste.
Friday, January 18, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
The ACLU filed a brief Tuesday supporting Craig. It cited a Minnesota Supreme Court ruling 38 years ago that found that people who have sex in closed stalls in public restrooms "have a reasonable expectation of privacy."
That means the state cannot prove Craig was inviting an undercover officer to have sex in public, the ACLU wrote.
The Republican senator was arrested June 11 by an undercover officer who said Craig tapped his feet and swiped his hand under a stall divider in a way that signaled he wanted sex. Craig has denied that, saying his actions were misconstrued.
The ACLU argued that even if Craig was inviting the officer to have sex, his actions wouldn't be illegal.
"The government cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Senator Craig was inviting the undercover officer to engage in anything other than sexual intimacy that would not have called attention to itself in a closed stall in the public restroom," the ACLU wrote in its brief.
The ACLU also noted that Craig was originally charged with interference with privacy, which it said was an admission by the state that people in the bathroom stall expect privacy.
Craig at one point said he would resign but now says he will finish his term, which ends in January 2009.
Niiiiiice...Nanc ought to ask Ducky what he thinks of this.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Did anyone hear the opening "Uncivil War" monologue of Rush's show yesterday? It was quite possibly one of the finest moments of radio I've ever heard!
Monday, January 14, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Hey, good news! We're going to have peace in the Middle East... Again...
RAMALLAH, West Bank - President Bush on Thursday predicted that a Mideast peace treaty would be completed by the time he leaves office (Yes, we'd better hurry up with that so the Palys can start wiping their asses with it.) , but undercut that optimism with harsh criticism of Hamas militants who control part of the land that would form an eventual independent Palestine.
Once again, Palestine?
Bush said he's convinced that both Israeli and Palestinian leaders understand "the importance of democratic states living sid
e by side" in peace, and noted that he has a one-year deadline for progress on his watch.-
"I'm on a timetable," he told reporters. "I've got 12 months."
Oh, well as long as Bush has a timetable, I'm sure things will get done. Sure, Muslims have institutionalized the hatred and slaughter of Jews since Mohammed the Illiterate Pedophile dictated the Quaran, but I'm sure the President will somehow convince them to stop being evil assholes in the twelve months he has left.
He said he is not sure that the problem of Hamas, a militant Islamic group that took over the Gaza Strip in June, can be solved within that time frame. Hamas, he said, was elected to help improve the lot of Palestinians, but "has delivered nothing but misery."
So negotiating with them makes perfect sense. Riiiiight. Whatever happened to the Bush Doctrine? You know, the one where he states his refusal to negotiate with terrorists?!?
There is no end to where the PA ends and Hamas begins, Mr. President. If you've heard otherwise, it's taqiyya.
Some people just don't want peace:
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
Do you think you have freedom of speech?
But the Department of Transportation is taking advantage of a loophole in the new law, which prohibits the government from spending any money to "establish" the program. The government says the new rules don't apply to the current program since it was started in September.
"The U.S. Department of Transportation will not establish any new demonstration programs with," said Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration spokeswoman Melissa Mazzella DeLaney. "The current cross-border trucking demonstration project — established in September — will continue to operate in a manner that puts safety first."
Congressional opponents of the programs insist that it's clear what lawmakers were trying to do last year when both House and Senate voted against allowing the program to go forward.
It makes my blood boil. We have no semblance of a secure border, and an utter dismissal of what the People want!
Friday, January 4, 2008
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Today is doggie bath day for all three of my ripe canines, so I will not be getting around to my normal blog reading until later.