February 23, 2008

Hey, it is Saturday

And Bush's approval rating last week was at 19%. Wow. That doesn't stop him from ruling as if he had a 19% disapproval rating instead. After all, he really doesn't care what we think. He just wants us to be afraid. And we also learned, of course, that American Telecommunication firms are patriotic, but not if it causes them any problems. If they are going to have to hire lawyers when they break the law for our President, then they would rather the terrorists win.


And I am afraid that his heir apparent is just another chip off the old GOP block. Couple of things come out of that NYT piece. It appears to be a rather weak journalistic effort, but as I said at the time, the issue is not really whether he had sex with Vicki Iseman, but whether McCain the Reformer was actually a fraud. And that is what we are learning. McCain is ass-deep in lobbyists and lied about that. (If he were Bill Clinton he would have already been impeached.) And not only that, but one of his top advisors:
Of all the lobbyists involved in the McCain campaign, the most prominent is Black...even as Black provides a private voice and a public face for McCain, he also leads his lobbying firm, which offers corporate interests and foreign governments the promise of access to the most powerful lawmakers. Some of those companies have interests before the Senate and, in particular, the Commerce Committee, of which McCain is a member.
Black said he does a lot of his work by telephone from McCain's Straight Talk Express bus.
Interestingly enough, the right is downplaying the possibility of an affair, but also downplaying its importance. I still remember the mantra about Clinton "If he can't be faithful to his wife, he can't be faithful to us."

Whatever. As I have said repeatedly. I warn any of my conservative colleagues that after this last 8 years, they should avoid lecturing me on morality. Ever.


Air Force Col. Morris Davis--this one:
Davis also repeats to the AP what he told The Nation: that William Haynes, the Pentagon official currently overseeing the tribunals, had told Davis in 2005 that "We can't have acquittals, we've got to have convictions."
Will appear as a witness for the defense at Gitmo. Fascinating that some very moral and gung-ho people have reached their limit with the "justice" that Bush and Cheney built.


I missed this during the debate, but Obama told a story about an Army Captain in Afghanistan who said it was easier to get ammo from the Taliban than through Army channels. Evidently, the right has jumped out of their skin, even though sources have confirmed it. Right wingers still don't believe it. I asked someone who was there and he confirmed that was more than believable.



In music news, I am sad to learn that No Depression magazine is done. I completely understand their situation, but what a great magazine. I am sorry to see it go.


Jadon said...

Maybe McCain needs this running mate:


Streak said...

Heh. Creflo Dollar. That is funny.