More than one Turkey in DC
For a holiday morning, there seems to be a lot to read, and in turn, comment on. Enjoy your turkey and your family. As a matter of course, you pretty much have to take the Bears and the points this afternoon.
Shrub pees on Big Dog
The Blogosphere has been making much of the photo of Bush shoving Clinton out of the way at the Big Dog's library dedication, a violation of protocol, and Stanley Blumenthal has some admittedly biased comments on Bush's boorish behavior at the event. If even half of what the former Clinton aide wrote is true, Bush and Rove seem to have a shocking disrespect for both the institution of the presidency, and America in general. If you add up the big picture, the chance exists that we have a president, an administration that secretly hates what this country was founded on.
Is Bush taking GOP on a suicide mission?
The war thing continues to not go so well, with force strength becoming an increasing issue. Between activating a 53-year-old grandfather from near Pittsburgh, to reports that Guard units in training for deployment in Iraq are being mistreated and held incommunicado, I'm really beginning to wonder, despite all the denials, how this military operation can be sustained without the draft. Of course, like overturning Roe v. Wade, the draft is the one land mine that will cause the death of the Republican Party as we know it. So, Republicans have to ask themselves: does Bush care about the future of the Republican Party? If either the draft happens, or Roe v. Wade gets reversed, or both, you know the answer: no.
Starve the beast, kill the children
Shockingly, Superfund is failing. The Washington Post takes about 20 graphs (thumbsucker, anyone?) to get to the point: the Bush Administration pulled the plug on corporate taxes that paid for Superfund cleanups, and now, there's not enough money to clean up the mess. Who suffers the most? Kids.
Apparently, it's okay to kill and sicken kids after they're born. Isn't it amazing that people are more worried about children 10 weeks after conception, then they are four years after birth?
Groping to save America
For such a sexually repressed group, albeit besides Clarence Thomas' porn collection, Antonin Scalia's call for orgies, and RNC officials publicly seeking multiple gay sex partners, the NeoCons certainly seem to be awfully interested in copping a quick feel in the interests of national security. Even the frequently mentally unbalanced Maureen Dowd weighs in, the silicon chip inside her head, apparently, not switched to overload, decrying the humiliation and foolishness of the airport searches.
What's next? Naked Twister at the airport to keep America safe?
Not that there's anything wrong with a little naked Twister, at home, between concenting adults.
Go eat some turkey now, and give the computer some rest.