Archive for May 3, 2011
Never mind if you’re left, right, in the middle, to the center, a Libertarian or a whatever, you have got to admit that this statement by Condoleezza Rice is insane:
BRIAN KILMEADE ([Fox]CO-HOST): The president in his speech — did a great job on his speech Sunday night — talked about coming together like we did on 9/11, he wants to see it happen again. Do you think a nice gesture would be to invite President Bush out on Thursday when he comes down to Ground Zero to greet the families?
RICE: Well, obviously, I’ll leave that to the two of them and to the administration. But President Bush had at Ground Zero probably the most important moment maybe in American history.
(Emphasis added — obviously.)
Wow. Condi would like to think she’s a part of “probably the most important moment maybe in American history.”
Yo, “liberal media:” You might want to think for a sec the next time you put Ms. Rice on as an “expert.”
She. Has. Issues.
MSNBC is reporting that President Obama invited George W. Bush to go with him to Ground Zero on Thursday — the site of the former World Trade Center in NYC — but Bush declined.
Obama, say it ain’t freakin’ so already.
Bask in what you did. Do. Not. Share. It. With. The. Party. That. Is. Trying. To. Destroy. You.
Where’s President Obama’s codpiece?
He doesn’t need one. He doesn’t have to stuff a sock down his pants to look and be tough.
It will take time (natch — frustrating as it is) for the details to emerge but this is a big part of the puzzle of what’s gone on in the last seven or eight years:
If you ask me, the big, big thing the wingers learned leading up to last November’s election (seems like years ago) was that
the liberal media — boohoo –picks on us they say hateful stuff that doesn’t go over very well with the vast majority of Americans. So they’ve decided to stay out of the limelight as much as possible, as least until the very end (as in the summer of 2012) when hiding out in a bunker somewhere would look kinda bad.
So Fox’s idea of holding the “First in the South” GOP presidential debate in South Carolina this Thursday — way, way, way ahead of the 2012 election — wasn’t all that well thought out:
What if a presidential debate was scheduled and nobody showed up?
That’s pretty much what’s happening this week in Greenville, S.C., as the vast majority of GOP White House aspirants are skipping a “First in the South” presidential debate that’s being televised nationally by FOX News.
A SCGOP spokesman declined to confirm final debate participants until Wednesday morning, but a source close to the event tells FITS that only five candidates will attend – former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, ex-Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum.
That’s obviously a pretty underwhelming lineup.
An event organizer tells FITS that former U.S. Speaker Newt Gingrich repeatedly told both SCGOP and FOX News that he would attend the debate, but then backed out at the last minute. Neither the party nor the network could immediately be reached for comment regarding that allegation, however.
Obviously none of the big-name GOP contenders (Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Donald Trump, Sarah Palin) are participating in the event, which has resulted in it losing much of its prestige.
Also declining to participate are U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman.
Oh, and BTW: Jon Huntsman: “…took his first step toward a presidential run Tuesday, creating a federal political action committee that will allow him to travel and raise money in the weeks before he’s expected to formally announce a bid.”
Pete Seeger — a national treasure and a man whose songs I grew-up singing along with — is 92-years-old today.
Happy Birthday Mr. Seeger!
OMG, I am not kidding. I am so excited about this news: Looking for a harmless, organic, weed killer that actually works? Me too, and I have been for literally decades, and there really is one: Vinegar!
I have a Master Gardener certificate from Colorado State University and I have Never. Heard. This. Kinda goes to show how much the Ortho’s of the world control the information, doesn’t it?
Anyway, yes. Put regular, full-strength, old-fashioned, white, grocery store-grade vinegar in a spray bottle, spray your weeds and They. Will. Die.
Spray on a day when no rain is forecast and preferably on a day when no rain is forecast for the next two or three days.
I learned this info from an acquaintance on Sunday and promptly came home and sprayed an area in our xeriscaped front yard that is covered in cobble but through which hundreds of tiny little weeds were poking their heads. I dreaded getting down there and pulling them out but I refused to use something like Roundup because I care about stuff like ground water, bees, birds and frankly, myself.
Today, 48-hours later, those pesky buggers (along with some mounds of clover) are shriveling up.
I am thrilled and I’m telling everyone I know.
I may need to apply another coat but heck, so what? I don’t feel the least bit guilty and I don’t imagine cancer instantaneously forming in my body if I accidentally inhale a whiff.
Try it. It really works!
Andrew Sullivan has posted a short and sweet expose about how Republicans manufactured the lie that George W. Bush’s decision to torture “detainees” in the “war on terror” resulted in the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden.
What really broke the case? From the NYT:
Operation Cannonball, a  bureaucratic reshuffling … placed more C.I.A. case officers on the ground in Pakistan and Afghanistan. With more agents in the field, the C.I.A. finally got the courier’s family name. With that, they turned to one of their greatest investigative tools — the National Security Agency began intercepting telephone calls and e-mail messages between the man’s family and anyone inside Pakistan. From there they got his full name. Last July, Pakistani agents working for the C.I.A. spotted him driving his vehicle near Peshawar.
Old-fashioned, painstaking, labor-intensive intelligence work. The American way. We never needed to stoop to bin Laden’s standards to get bin Laden. We needed merely to follow our long-tested humane procedures.
If you have time, take a look. We musn’t let the GOP re-write history.
Americans think of theirs as the freest, most modern and advanced society on Earth. Well folks, think again:
Pakistan has taken the landmark decision to allow transsexuals to have their own gender category on some official documents.
The country’s Supreme Court has ruled that those Pakistanis who do not consider themselves to be either male or female should be allowed to choose an alternative sex when they apply for their national identity cards.
Compare that, to this:
Texas lawmakers are trying to repeal a state law that allows transgender people to legally marry spouses of the opposite sex. Not only would this prevent trans people from marrying their partners — some worry it might invalidate existing marriages. According to the AP, a provision on a larger bill just two years ago allowed trans people to get married using proof of their sex reassignment surgery. But now, Republican legislators say the provision was a mistake.
Striking, isn’t it?
Good morning people! Let’s start the day with a laugh: