Friday, January 27, 2006

Bushes Disappear GOP's good to be dictator!

Just because Bush intervenes for Abramoff by disappearing prosecutors and because he appointed him to the transition team in 2000 and he was one of Bush’s chief fundraisers in 00 and 04 and because he’s been close friends with Karl Rove for the last 25 years does not mean that Bush knows him.

However, ripped from today’s headlines…the lead prosecutor in the Abramoff fraud case in D.C. is leaving because Bush has appointed him to a federal judgeship:

The promotion of Noel L. Hillman, Chief of the Justice Department's public integrity division and lead prosecutor in the Abramoff case, ends his involvement in an inquiry that has reached into the administration as well as the top ranks of the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill.

....Colleagues at the Justice Department say Mr. Hillman has been involved in day-to-day management of the Abramoff investigation since it began almost two years ago. The inquiry, which initially focused on accusations that Mr. Abramoff defrauded Indian tribes out of tens of millions of dollars in lobbying fees, is being described within the department as the most important federal corruption investigation in a generation.

In 2002, there was a grand jury investigating Abramoff’s bribery of Superior Court officials in Guam involving Republican efforts to kill labor reform legislation there. The prosecutor in that case, Frederick A. Black, was replaced by Bush the day after he issued an order to court officials to turn over all relevant documents in the case. The investigation died there.

And, from Florida last month;

The Florida prosecutor investigating radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh will soon be weighing cases rather than prosecuting them.

Gov. Jeb Bush has announced Assistant State Attorney James Martz has been appointed a Palm Beach County judge, filling a vacancy left after this year's legislative session.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Chris Matthews needs to apologize!

Join the campaign to make Chris Matthews apologize for comparing anyone who criticizes the war in Iraq with Osama Bin Laden.

Go here to check out this campaign:
Open Letter to Chris Matthews

Monday, January 16, 2006

Colts Lose!

Sunday, January 15, 2006

breaking news...

Protein synthesis, in 2005, was once again the favorite activity of earthlings, and of earth itself...

Friday, January 13, 2006

sic semper tyrannis

As a kid, the one thing that always mystified me about the 'evil' Soviet Union and it's satellite countries was how populations that had been exposed to concepts such as the Magna Carta and the French and American revolutions could sit around doin' nothin' while friends and neighbors were being thrown into Gulags and disappeared.

Of course, if I'd known about relativism at the time, it would've been much easier, was sitting there just outside of my conceptual reach, waiting for me to introduce myself to it. Relativism isn't shy - it's just never in a hurry.

I never considered that these folks were just trying to get from meal-to-meal, and didn't have the luxury to wrestle with concepts such as political freedom.

So the question is - when you have a culture swimming in creature comfort, and the freedom to explore new horizons in human existence - how do the neo-stalinists go about keeping a population down?

How is Jennifer coping with Angelina's pregnancy?
How are the Holmeses are coping with the Cruise spawn swimming around inside Katie?
What actors are gay?

America's icons of oppression (interchangeable but never thought-provoking) can't show us how to live a better life, but because we are so fucking bored and stupid, it's all we have to keep our interest (well, that and whether 7-Eleven can improve Slurpee technology)...

...Just the crawl along the bottom of the screen that "Kate and Lindsay may be doing blow (and each other?)" provides enough of an adrenaline rush so that we can shrug our shoulders when we hear that Dear Leader takes pride in his defying the Constitution or we hear testimony from a Supreme Court nominee who sees no problem with strip-searching nine-year old girls who are not suspected of committing a crime. The market choice is girls making out wins again! And to go against the market is un-fucking-American!

The corporate clothes have shifted into turbo-drive. Sic Semper Tyrannis