Saturday, August 19, 2006

"[Senator Orrin] Hatch was quoted in Tuesday's Tooele Transcript Bulletin as saying Middle East terrorists are 'waiting for the Democrats here to take control, let things cool off and then strike again.' "

from the Salt Lake Tribune ( )

Middle East terrorists are motivated by Democrats? Not by gross mismanagement, tone deaf pronouncements, and the slaughter of women and children?

These people are out to lunch.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Michael Gerson, a former speechwriter for, in Molly Ivins' famous phrase, the only president we've got, has a piece in Newsweek that just simply BEGS for explication.

"From those events [9/11], President Bush drew a fixed conclusion: as long as the Middle East remains a bitter and backward mess, America will not be secure."

Apparently, increasing the bitterness and backwardness was the way he saw to solve that problem.

"Threats would be confronted before they arrive,..."

Like Iran. And North Korea. He did a bang up job confronting them.

"...the sponsors of terror would be held equally accountable for terrorist murders..."

Like Saudi Arabia. Boy, we sure held the Bin Laden family accountable.

"...and America would promote democracy as an alternative to Islamic fascism..."

How slaughtering men, women and children does this...well, it's obvious, isn't it?

"Americans have every right to expect competence and honesty about risks and mistakes and failures. Yet Americans, in turn, must understand that in a war where deception is the weapon and goal of the enemy, every mistake is not a lie; every failure is not a conspiracy."

This makes me, in Bill Parcells' immortal phrase, throw up in my mouth. We are still waiting for any competence of any sort to arrive on the highest levels, we are still waiting for honesty from our elected officials, we are STILL WAITING FOR AN ADMISSION THAT YOU PEOPLE COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY FUCKED UP THE INVASION. We are stil waiting to hear you say that you miscalculated, that you underestimated the threat, that you didn't listen to the generals, that you exposed our troops to danger without the equipment they needed. I don't believe this is a Carlisle Group, neoconservative, Christian Taliban plot to bring about the End Times. At least, not much.

But I am still waiting for you to say that you blew it, and that you're sorry, and that you are going to leave no stone unturned until the THIEVES in the Pentagon who made BILLIONS go missing are in jail, the troops have EVERY PIECE of equipment they need, and the political aides who LEAKED THE NAME OF A FUCKING SECRET AGENT is at least fired, if not jailed.

These bastards are evil, irredeemably evil motherfuckers who need to be stopped.

Impeach the President. Now.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

More brilliance from a Daily Kos diarist:

"Let's make it even simpler, shall we? The oh-so-mysterious message to elected officials is: People are sick unto death of war, of unresponsive representation, of incompetence, of corruption, of ever-more-intrusive government, of a spiraling deficit, of lobbyist-owned and corporation-sponsored politicians, of a power-hungry president, of six years of attempts to pass stick-up-the-ass moralizing legislation telling us when and how we can die and when and how we can reproduce. Get out of our personal lives, get the hell out of Iraq and do your freaking job - run the government competently, economically and fairly. Period."

That's it. That's all we're saying. Period.