Tuesday, November 07, 2006

It's Prediction Time

Well, I thought I'd do this for posterity, since saying you believed something would happen after the fact is not super believable.

Here goes:

House: Democrats pick up 34.

Senate: Democrats pick up 5.

Lieberman lives.

I sure hope I'm on the under with the Senate numbers, but I doubt it.

Good luck to everyone - and VOTE.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Jumping Ship?

There has to be a reason why we don't have a better press corp. The U.K. does not suffer as much from this disease. The write stories like this in conservative papers:
Even among the strongest advocates in Washington of the war in Iraq there is a sense of alarm these days, with harsh criticism directed particularly at the draft constitution, which they see as a betrayal of principles and a recipe for disintegration of the Iraqi state.

Expressions of concern among conservatives and former Iraqi exiles, seen also in the rising disillusionment of the American public, reflect a widening gap with the Bush administration and its claims of “incredible political progress” in Iraq.

Over the past week, two of Washington's most influential conservative think-tanks, the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the Heritage Foundation, held conferences on Iraq where the mood among speakers, including Iraqi officials, was decidedly sombre.
Cracks are not just appearing over the Miers nomination...

Friday, June 24, 2005

Message to Karl Rove

GO FUCK YOURSELF.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

There oughta be a law... wait, isn't there one?

From the AP:

"A former White House official and one-time oil industry lobbyist whose editing of government reports on climate change prompted criticism from environmentalists will join Exxon Mobil Corp., the oil company said Tuesday."

JESUS... shouldn't this guy be in some kind of trouble?

Out of Ideas

From the AP via the Guardian:

"U.S. and Iraqi officials are considering difficult-to-swallow ideas - including amnesties for their enemies - as they look for ways to end the country's rampant insurgency and isolate extremists wanting to start a civil war.

Negotiations have just begun between U.S. and Iraqi officials on drafting an amnesty policy, which would reach out to Iraqi militants fighting U.S. forces, say officials in both the Iraqi and American governments.

But foreign extremists like Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, responsible for Iraq's bloodiest attacks, would not be offered any amnesty, the Iraqi and U.S. authorities told The Associated Press in recent days.

The amnesty proposal is seen as a key weapon to split the insurgency between Iraqi and non-Iraqi lines and further alienate foreign fighters like al-Zarqawi."

Yeah...THAT'LL work...


Senate body to challenge impartiality of Red Cross

Via London's Financial Times we find out that going after Amnesty isn't enough. All dissent must be crushed by BushCo:

"An influential Senate Republican body is drafting a White Paper calling into question the impartiality of the International Committee of the Red Cross, according to a senior Senate aide.

Asking that the Republican body not be named before the paper was released, the aide said it would raise concerns about "recent ICRC actions and statements that call in to question the organisation's long-standing impartiality and neutrality principles when applied to the US government".

The paper will call for changes at the ICRC, including allowing non-Swiss nationals to become board members. It will also question whether the organisation is straying from its core mission by lobbying governments on issues such as biological weapons."

These guys have no shame.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

We Lost Big

Well, we lost. We lost big. Unlike a lot of people, I don't think this means the end of the Democratic party OR the end the world. It's just going to be a shitty four years of looking at the TV screen, watching people die in an unnecessary war, watching the environment slowly but surely get destroyed, and watching the country go deeper and deeper into debt.

Why do I worry? My young son of eight months is one reason. My aging mother of sixty seven is another. If the social safety net in this country gets any more tattered, we'll ALL start to fall through it very soon.

So, I'll blog the destruction rought by this administration - which is bound to be a lot worse now that he was probably legitimately elected.

I guess this post tells you everything you need to know about me politically. We'll see what shape the blog takes as time goes on.

Thanks for looking.