Too close to the truth

from AmericaBlog: CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS PROPOSAL (and with both apologies and compliments, reproduced in its entirety below, as this is too funny and too sad…) Dear Mr. American, Good day and compliments. I am HENRI PAULSON, the Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America, and the personal financial adviser to GEORGE W. BUSH (the… Continue reading Too close to the truth

Chimpy speaks! (SotU 2008)

I’m not sure this counts as “liveblogging,” but I’m going to record a few thoughts as I go. I’ve missed a couple of these, but wanted to see how badly Bush humiliates himself in waffling about the current state of the economy. See also other coverage on: * MyDD * AMERICAblog * Also some comments… Continue reading Chimpy speaks! (SotU 2008)

“It’s the economy, stupid.”

Via AMERICAblog: Wholesale prices surge; Housing rebounds WASHINGTON – Inflation at the wholesale level surged by the largest amount in more than three decades in November, reflecting higher prices for gasoline and a host of other items. The Producer Price Index, which measures inflation pressures before they reach the consumer, was up 2 percent last… Continue reading “It’s the economy, stupid.”

Bush vs. the Bill of Rights

In an article on MSNBC, Senate committee rejects Bush anti-terror plan The president’s measure would go further than the Senate package in allowing classified evidence to be withheld from defendants in terror trials, using coerced testimony and protecting U.S. interrogators against prosecution for using methods that violate the Geneva Conventions. Lovely. Does anyone yet doubt… Continue reading Bush vs. the Bill of Rights

“Salon sums it up.”

Via Troy, on DBA: How bad is he? Bush ran as a moderate, tacked right and governed ineffectually — before 9/11. Since then he’s become the most radical American president in history — and arguably the worst. Editor’s note: Following is the introduction to Sidney Blumenthal’s new book, “How Bush Rules: Chronicles of a Radical… Continue reading “Salon sums it up.”

Body count of journalists killed in Iraq now higher than World War II

With 2 More Journalists Dead in Iraq, Total Tops World War II By E&P Staff Published: May 29, 2006 11:00 PM ET NEW YORK The deaths of two CBS journalists on Monday means the Iraq conflict is now the deadliest war for reporters in the past century. Since 2003, 71 journalists have been killed in… Continue reading Body count of journalists killed in Iraq now higher than World War II

Think the “gay marriage” debate is just about gay people? Think again…

The American Taliban is no happier about straight people with untraditional families or lifestyle choices than it is about gay people: Mo. Town Denies Unmarried Couple Permit Wed May 17, 11:34 AM ET BLACK JACK, Mo. – The city council has rejected a measure allowing unmarried couples with multiple children to live together, and the… Continue reading Think the “gay marriage” debate is just about gay people? Think again…