I noticed that Bill Maher brought up the whole George Bush receiving a Purple Heart from one of the coolaid drinkers. One of his panel asked what would have happened had Bush refused it--wouldn't that bother people. Maher said correctly that all Bush would have to say is "those medals belong to people who serve. I have not served. I appreciate the gesture, but..."
The fact that Bush accepts this medal is proof of his delusion. I am kind of surprised there hasn't been more coverage of that.
Speaking of Bush and delusions, the ultimate delusion that this is some kind of Christian administration is old news to most of us, but some still cling to the image. When I first saw this story over at Moral Contradictions, I thought that it was interesting, but then found out that the Bush appointee who just quit after being caught hiring an escort service was one of their abstinence-only advocates.
Can you imagine this happening under Clinton? I can, and I can also imagine the outcry and the right wing pundits saying that this was a part of the immoral culture that the Clinton's created.
Couple of stories about violence that caught my eye. The first comes from Austin, Texas where some white male left a bomb at an abortion clinic. One of the feminist blogs I read noted that this should be called "terrorism" but probably wouldn't. Or perhaps it shouldn't be, but it would be if the targets were different.
And speaking of that, this story about a militia in Georgia that was stockpiling grenades, a rocket launcher and thousands of rounds of ammo. As this blogger noted, this would also set off a media frenzy if those doing the stockpiling were Muslim. But since they are white, they are, what, second amendment advocates?
And one more item. Crooks and Liars has this clip of Bill Moyer and Jon Stewart talking about fake news and the Gonzales hearings. Stewart argues that Bush wants Gonzales to act like an idiot and embarass himself in front of the entire country--all to protect Bush himself. And he, just like an organized crime boss, rewards that.