Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Vacation, All I Ever Wanted

I am officially on vacation (well, as of yesterday actually). I am leaving this afternoon for San Diego for fun, sun.... and Comic Con. Yes, a week in southern California geeking it up is just what the doctor ordered.

I am bringing my laptop with me, but blogging will understandably be light over the next few days. If anything interesting happens (sexy scandals, etc), I may post here and there.

See you in a few days!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Miscellaneous War Questions

Who died and made General Petraeus infallible?

How can President Bush deny that al Qaeda has gotten stronger, and say that (what he calls) al Qaeda has the entire U.S. Army bogged down in Iraq in the same speech, without everyone laughing hysterically?

Exactly how many 'missions' have we been through in this war so far?

What the hell ever happened to that war czar dude?

Finally, are we really being told now to wait 'til November (or later) for an Iraq assessment?

Odds and Ends

The rain made me cancel my trip to the waterslides. Fuck you, rain. Here's the news...

President Bush's approval ratings finally Nixons out at 25%. A nation of moonbats.

U.S. officials have lifted the ban on bringing cigarette lighters on airplanes. Meanwhile, we still have to surrender our bottled water and take our shoes before going through security. Progress!

McClatchy Papers provides a damning chart on the obstructionism of Republican Senators.

The House Judiciary Committee will meet on Wednesday to vote on contempt citations against former White House counsel Harriet Miers and White House chief of staff Josh Bolten for their failure to respect congressional subpoenas in the U.S. Attorney scandal.

Injured Iraq war vets plan to sue VA Secretary Jim Nicholson over failures on disability pay.

A federal appeals court has "ordered Shell Oil to stop its exploratory drilling program off the north coast of Alaska at least until a hearing in August."

Finally, Mitt Romney hates Obama Osama and Chelsea's Moma.

[PS- Bill Maher had a funny comedy special on HBO this weekend called 'The Decider'. Watch it on YouTube here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, and Part 8.]

Democrats To Debate Time Magazine's Person of the Year

The third/fourth/umpteenth Democratic primary debate will begin tonight on CNN at 7pm. It is the first-ever presidential debate to be sponsored by... YouTube. You-- yes, you, Time's person of the year!-- are in charge of what gets asked.

I can't wait for Hillary to announce that the 'dramatic look' prairie dog as her running mate.

I personally think this will be interesting to watch. God only knows how a candidate prepares to debate questions on YouTube. The GOP YouTube debate won't be held until September. Which gives them plenty of time to travel into the giant tubes known as the internets and prepare to avoid Macaca-ing themselves.

[UPDATE: Talking Points Memo has a detailed roundup of the issues candidates discussed.]

'As Soon As Possible Means As Soon As Possible'

Found this video of Sen. McCain discussing the war... and I agree with him 100%!

[PS- This recent Sen. Bond quote further reinforces the craven hypocrisy of war defenders.]

Sunday, July 22, 2007

More Fun With Fox News

Talking Points Memo's Josh Marshall sums up the 'universal health care = terrorist haven!!!1!!' talking point, which Fox News' Neil Cavuto recently took up as his personal crusade. Enjoy-

Censure Back On The Table

Second time's the charm? Sen. Feingold plans to reintroduce resolution to censure Mr. Bush.

I hope Feingold's fellow Democrats won't run away from him (literally) this time around.