August 15, 2007

Late notes

First, via Melissa Rogers news that Wiley Drake has struck again calling on Baptists to pray for misfortune to fall on two staffers for the Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Because, of course, Jesus called on us to use prayers to smite people. Like magical spells.


Second, I just watched Jon Stewart dismantle Stephen Hayes, the author of the recent Cheney biography. I will post the video when I find it online, but Jon was masterful and spoke for all of us who doubted Bush/Cheney and were called traitors for our trouble. As Jon said, when you have been so wrong about so many things, you shouldn't call us weak or idiots when we disagree with you. Hayes really stumbled at one point and said that no one in the Bush administration had doubted critics patriotism. The crowd just laughed at him. I guess Hayes forgot that Bush's brain did that on a regular basis. Here, from 2005:
Rove Questions Liberals' Sympathies: "'Has there ever been a more revealing moment this year?' Rove asked 'Let me just put this in fairly simple terms: Al Jazeera now broadcasts the words of Senator Durbin to the Mideast, certainly putting our troops in greater danger. No more needs to be said about the motives of liberals.'"
I have said this about a million times on this blog, but Jon Stewart asks questions that most media never even seem to consider. He actually calls some of these people on their bullshit. And even if this was a Weekly Standard twerp Cheney proxy--it was damn nice to see.

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