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Saturday, January 17, 2004

When Are Nazi Comparisons Deplorable?

The folks at FAIR, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting, say - and I agree -

for Fox News,
only when Republicans
are the target



This, the recess appointment of Charles Pickering, is just shameful.

Here's what PFAW has to say about it.

One day - one day - after Bush crashes (he was uninvited) MLK comemorations in Atlanta, he has the nerve, the gaul, the chutzpah to do this.




I have written the following letter to my congressman this morning.

I was pleased to read in the newspaper of your recent trip to Iraq. Thank you for this courageous action in representing me.

Unfortunately, in a related matter, I was deeply saddened to read moments ago that the death toll of US troops in Iraq reached 500 this morning.

Revelations this past week from Paul O'Neill and others clearly point to disturbing facts about our presence in Iraq and the failure to find any weapons of mass distruction.

We have been lied to and 500 people have died needlessly as a result.

I understand your need to deal pragmatically with right-leaning residents of our district, but cannot imagine that you - in good conscience - are not likewise bothered by the situation.

I have lived in several parts of the country and been represented by some dreadful congressmen. I place you in the other camp, in the mold of such decent, caring individuals as John Tanner and John LaFalce, who you may know and admire as much as I do.

I have no idea why we would impeach a president because he lied about receiving oral sex but will not do the same to a president whose lies have resulted in the deaths of 500 of our neighbors, our children.

I ask you for courageous action now in seeing to it that what is becoming a terribly scary administrartion be held accountable for lying to the American people and tearing families throughout the nation asunder.

You might also want to contact your representative.


A Republican Rip Van Winkle

I don't think I have any great observations to add to what's already been said over the past week about Paul O'Neill's revelations about his days as treasury secretary. Just further, scary, disturbing proof of what we have sittin' at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Mike Miller does a good job of analyzing the situation in an article in today's Fort Worth Star-Telegram.


Friday, January 16, 2004


I've told you here of my mixed feelings for Michael Moore.

He's a cool guy, great talent, very creative and really concerned about the quality of life regular people lead. His movie Bowling for Columbine was brilliant. It's out on DVD. Rent it or buy it, you'll see.

He's also a guy who endorsed Ralph Nader for president in '00, even tho' any sane, realistic person walking this earth could easily realize Nader had absolutely no freaking chance of winning. Nader cost Gore the election (okay, Jeb Bush, the "Supremes" and others deserve some blame, too) and I blame a high profile guy like Moore for jumping on his ridiculous banwagon.

Enough of a celebrity to have his ass kissed vigorously and repeatedly by many people around the world, Moore hasn't - as far as I know - admitted the error of his ways on the Nader thing, but that sure is the implication as he strongly (thankfully) criticizes President Shithead all across the country and

endorsed Wesley Clark
a couple of days ago.

His essay makes sense.

I've been leaning toward Dean, but will be lookin' very closely at Clark in the coming days. You also might want to.


Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Thanks, Ted

For the brilliant, articulate, impassioned speech you made today to the Center for American Progress.

"No President of the United States should employ misguided ideology and distortion of the truth to take the nation to war. In doing so, the President broke the basic bond of trust between government and the people. If Congress and the American people knew the whole truth, America would never have gone to war."

"To remain silent when we feel so strongly would be irresponsible. It would betray the fundamental ideals for which our troops are sacrificing their lives on battlefields half a world away. No President who does that to this land we love deserves to be re-elected."

"At our best, America is a great and generous country, ever looking forward, ever seeking a better nation for our people and a better world for peoples everywhere. I'm optimistic that these high ideals will be respected and reaffirmed by the American people in November. The election cannot come too soon."

We impeach a president for lying about oral sex,

but this is okay???


The Cult of Eric and Dylan

When I saw the headline for this article in The Independent, I was so hoping it would be about Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan. Nope.


Can You Say

"Sick bitch???"

As much as I despise Ariel Sharon, as much as I support a Palestinian state, as much as I'm for dismantling every single settlement, this is not the way to get there.

What kind of "spritual leader" encourages people to blow themselves up? And what kind of idiot does it?

If, to these people, "occupation" means Israel's existence, they ain't never gonna see peace, no matter how many of themselves they blow up.


Now We're Clickin'

So many good liberal Web sites popping-up. Maybe people are starting to wise-up.


An Unusual Growth
on the Body of a

This is almost amazing: someone in the Washington press corps (in this case, John Cochran) has apparently developed some balls and reports a story the White House hasn't dictated word-for-word.