June 27, 2003

Here is a pretty disgusting story about one of the people most likely to be appointment to the Supreme court.

June 25, 2003

Salon.com | Joe Conason's Journal "So we get accusations that Blumenthal spun this or that event. What's missing is not just an overview but a sense of astonishment. Isn't it just plain mysterious that Newt Gingrich continues to get respectful media attention when, really, on a given day he is half-mad and almost always blowing smoke? The same could be asked of Tom DeLay, who revived impeachment when the effort flagged for lack of compelling evidence and was determined to smash Clinton -- never mind what else he would destroy in the process. Yet he and other Clinton-haters wander the streets of Washington, unscarred, uncensored but, nonetheless, unhinged."

This from Richard Cohen's article about the reviews of the Clinton Wars. Streak agrees with this comment and continues to wonder why the suppposedly liberal media savages liberals but allows nutcases like Gingrich and DeLay run free.

June 23, 2003

Salon.com | Joe Conason's Journal

Streak really does not like the Tom Delay version of Christian Republicanism. Trusts pagans and athiests more.

June 19, 2003

Salon.com News | Why don't we care about the WMD? Polls taken recently indicate that most Americans are either unconcerned at the apparent collapse of the rationale behind a war that's still killing their compatriots, or ignorant of the whole situation. Before the Iraq war, a Knight Ridder poll showed that nearly half of Americans surveyed believed, erroneously, that there were Iraqis among the Sept. 11 hijackers. During the war, a Los Angeles Times poll showed that 59 percent of respondents were convinced, despite all available evidence, that Saddam was either partly or mostly responsible for Sept. 11. Now that America's failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq is becoming an increasingly contentious political issue, a third of respondents in a University of Maryland poll believed that the weapons already have been uncovered. A fifth of those polled think Iraq actually used such weapons in the war."

Streak worries that this bodes poorly for a democracy.

June 18, 2003

Salon.com | Joe Conason's Journal

Interesting. The French are hard at work actually helping Afghanistan while the American public AND politicians are dropping it for the Taliban to pick up.

June 4, 2003

Streak's favorite line from Arianna Huffington's latest column. Tired of defining morality only in terms of interns. Here is the main difference between Clinton's sexual misdeeds and Republican immorality is that very few, if any, thought having sex with an intern was morally acceptable behavior. Republicans all, at least seemingly, defend the Bush administration as morally pure.

"It's time to expand the Right's definition of immorality beyond sex,
drugs, and rock and roll to include lying, cheating, and callous
indifference to those in need. "

June 3, 2003

On C-Span, Al Franken Chews Up Bill O'Reilly for Lunch And Spits Out Nails - BuzzFlash Reader Commentary

Streak likes Al Franken and does not like Bill O'Reilly and usually enjoys it when someone as pompous and self-righteous as O'Reilly gets a bit of his own medicine. Much like when Rush Limbaugh was booed on the Letterman show.