I'm with my pal Howie.
Run Savage Run!!
"...somebody named Cliff Schecter, an expert. Never heard of him."-Rush Limbaugh
I'm with my pal Howie.
"I don't want my 17-year-old son to have to pick tomatoes or make beds in Las Vegas."
Well today should be interesting.
Iraq War Vet Files Papers to Recall McCain
Bill Donohue: Right-Wing Hypocrite
Oh, and Bill Donahue thinks "secular Jews" who "like anal sex" run Hollywood.
Yeah...um, Mary Matalin is an absolute idiot.
Only the Christian Right could see Ted Haggard's secret life as a homosexual as more proof that their beliefs are correct.
The recruitment canard explains a lot about why Haggard’s fall from grace, although swift and thorough, did not irredeemably condemn either the man or the empire over which he presided, including the political movement to make gay marriage unconstitutional. Instead, Haggard reinforces the need to labor on. If Haggard could be recruited -- and, by the other side of the coin, converted -- then why concede the point that God could have made gay people in his image?So because Haggard went all SpongeBob, after he was, of course, born a good white heterosexual Christian who liked to bowl and only ate what he killed, ipso facto, everyone's heterosexual by nature and we're all one soy-cheese pizza away from getting dinner napkins adorned with the rainbow flag.
It's enough to make you sick
Bob Geiger nails it on the head in this piece. Senator Judd Gregg, of New Hampshire, is the "Smokescreen Man." Whenever the GOP nees someone to put out a bs proposal, like they do on Iraq right now, he is there.
My good pal Mike Stark (you may remember George Allen's storm troopers tackled him and it was all over the national news, not helping his ultimately doomed re-election prospects) is doing some great work to try and support bloggers, and keep a growing and thriving independent media source viable.
According to ABC News, Rep. Charlie Norwood, of Health Care Bill of Rights fame, is leaving Conress because of lung cancer. While he wasn't always on our side, Norwood did try to help on health care, and that's more than most GOPers ever do. My best wishes for him and his family, if this is true.
You may have been following the recent "controversy" engulfing the Edwards Campaign that has made it's way into the media, when the MSM are not too busy covering cases of homicidal astronauts wearing adult diapers for jaunts through southern states.
I promised an analysis of the Iraq vote the other night, with every Republican, save two, voting not to allow debate on the non-binding resolution
While we're on dictionary definitions of trampy wingers, my good pal Rick Perlstein, fantastic historian (he wrote the best account of the rise of the Right and Goldwaterism I have ever read) and good progressive, led me to this one.
McCain Sucks Up To Extremists For The 4,157th Time
The General, as in Jesus' General, is doing a fundraiser over at his place. He is easily one of the funniest/most insightful progresives online.
Get Your McCain Fleece!
Always last minute. My mom warned me about this...
More on the turning tide..............
I don't really feel like bothering to analyze the pathetically hollow man-behind-the-myth that is Rudy Giuliani, or his chances in the race (really lack thereof)--even though he's stepped closer to running for prez.
This is priceless. A commenter at Huff Post, MSheppard, sent me to the definition of a "malkin" in the dictionary.
The "Dean" strikes again.
AP Headline "Republicans Block Senate Debate on Iraq."
Inhofe, where are you?????
You may have seen the non-controversy over John Edwards' hiring of talented blogger Amanda Marcotte of Pandagon fame. Or maybe not.
There is a new and interesting piece in The Washingtonian, looking at Jack Abramoff from a--gasp--human side. Think what you will about Jack, and I don't think very much more of him than say, herpes, but his descriptions of those who denied knowing him after he got into trouble is still really interesting stuff.
Jack said the career of his former friend Ralph Reed, then running for lieutenant governor of Georgia, was 'flushing down the drain with his outright lies about his relationship with me.'Or, geriatric retard/thankfully former U.S. Senator Conrad Burns:
Jack expressed anger at politicians who now claimed they never knew him. He was particularly annoyed that Montana senator Conrad Burns had been quoted as saying he wished Jack 'had never been born.'Check out the rest for his thoughts on others such as The Decision-Making Decider, House Minority Leader/automatic tobacco-check dispenser Boehner, etc.
'Was he wishing I was not born when we were together in Florida, or when we were dining at Signatures, or when he was using our sports boxes or getting tons of money?' he said later in an e-mail.
In my years in the consulting business, I've never had the opportunity to work with Dan Gerstein, Joe Lieberman's erstwhile defender. So I hesitate to call him names, like a delusional egomaniac. But after reading his latest treatise, it's hard to think of him in any other way.
Pre-Super Bowl Notes
The Way To Talk To A Republican
'I am a fucking steamroller and I'll roll over you or anybody else,' the Democratic governor told Republican Assemblyman James Tedisco in a private conversation last week, the New York Post reported on Wednesday.And yes, when asked by that same right-wing Riefenstahlesque rag whether he indeed said that, he stood by it.
Nothing says "Thanks for helping me get elected!" like sleeping with your campaign manager's wife. Hey Gavin, they frown on that, even in San Francisco.
I hate to have to scare everyone, just when we're feeling like perhaps the Bush Administration might have to confront lawmakers in both parties, all who've grown tired of foreign policy decisions reached by Ouija Board and men who as little prep-school snots got picked last during recess kickball games.
The drumbeat for an attack on Iran is getting louder and louder.Read the whole thing. You'll inevitably think one thing to yourself.
Fears of Iranian economic dominance in Iraq are being stoked, although the story is already weeks, if not months old. We've also been told the Iranians are cooperating with the North Koreans in their bid for nuclear weapons. Never mind that the North Koreans use plutonium in their reactors and the Iranians use uranium. Ooops.