It's Caturday! Yay!!
June 30, 2007
Posted by maru at 6/30/2007 11:58:00 PM
In a piss-poor yet astonishingly normal attempt to steal
Facing eroding support for his Iraq policy, even among Republicans, President Bush on Thursday called al Qaida "the main enemy" in Iraq, an assertion rejected by his administration's senior intelligence analysts.Oooookaaaay. So when do we invade Saudi Arabia? But really, The flypaper strategery is working! Freedom is on the march. Welcome to perpetual war, the never-ending war on a noun. CARS ARE CATCHING FIRE IN ENGLAND!! The "terrorists" are ready to follow us here.
The reference, in a major speech at the Naval War College that referred to al Qaida at least 27 times, seemed calculated to use lingering outrage over the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to bolster support for the current buildup of U.S. troops in Iraq, despite evidence that sending more troops hasn't reduced the violence or sped Iraqi government action on key issues.
Bush called al Qaida in Iraq the perpetrator of the worst violence racking that country and said it was the same group that had carried out the Sept. 11 attacks in New York and Washington.
Reich-Wingtards are currently cowering under tables in a pool of urine.......
Ahm stayin' the course!
Posted by Undeniable Liberal at 6/30/2007 02:53:00 PM
I'm sure someone can convert this into Friedman Units for him...
"I talk to General Petraeus all the time. I say 'all the time' -- weekly; that's all the time -- on secure video from Baghdad."-- Preznit GameBoy, June 28, 2007.
"Aw shit, hold on, Petraeus is on the phone again..."
Posted by maru at 6/30/2007 10:44:00 AM
"The president’s mojo is completely gone”
For a president who once boasted that he had political capital and intended to use it, the back-to-back desertions demonstrated starkly just how little of that capital is left. With the nation turning its attention to who will succeed Mr. Bush — and Republican presidential candidates increasingly distancing themselves from him — even allies say it could become increasingly difficult for the president to assert himself over his party, much less force the Democratic majority in Congress to bend to his will.Heh!
After years of demanding that Republicans work in service of his agenda, the [squinty-eyed little smackhead] has “very little good will stored up."
"Mojo? Is that like ice cream?"
Posted by maru at 6/30/2007 10:31:00 AM
What, he can't work without a script??
The English Leather-soaked horndog climbed out from his trophy wife's cleavage only to totally disappoint audience of voters.
When Fred Thompson made his debut on the presidential stage here this week, he left some Republicans thinking he needs more work before his nascent campaign matches the media hype it's gotten in advance.
The former Tennessee senator with the baritone drawl showed up Thursday in New Hampshire, the site of the first primary voting, and gave a speech that lasted only nine minutes, skipping over hot-button issues such as Iraq and immigration to invoke platitudes about freedom and strength.
He left more than a few Republicans disappointed.
"I plan on seeing a whole lot more of you," Thompson told about 200 New Hampshire Republicans who paid $50 each to hear him — and to benefit state Republican legislators.
He'd better, because many present came away decidedly under-whelmed.
"It was short," said Richard Heitmuller of Nashua. "He's got a nice voice. But there was nothing there. People want to get to know him. He hasn't been here, and he gives a nine-minute speech," he said dismissively. "And even so, my clothes reek of cigar smoke."
Posted by maru at 6/30/2007 09:44:00 AM
Dems to White House: you have 10 days, a-holes
From John Conyers' and Pat Leahy's letter to White House shyster Fred Fielding:
Please provide the documents compelled by the subpoenas without further delay. If you continue to decline to do so, you should immediately provide us with the specific factual and legal bases for your claims regarding each document withheld via a privilege log as described above and a copy of any explicit determination by the President with respect to the assertion of privilege. You have until July 9, 2007, at 10 a.m. to bring this and any other information you wish to submit to our attention before we move to proceedings to rule on your claims and consider whether the White House is in contempt of Congress.TPM explains what could happen next:
A contempt vote in committee is the first step, to be followed by a vote in the full House or Senate. Experts say the process has never gotten further. But if the clash between Congress and the White House continued, the next step would be a referral to the District of Columbia’s U.S. attorney to enforce the subpoena by seeking an indictment from a grand jury.Like any of that will happen... still, its nice to dream.
Posted by maru at 6/30/2007 09:25:00 AM
Rats, ships, sinking...
Not fast enough, though. In a Friday night news dump, a seventh official quits the Bush Justice department.
Rachel Brand, an assistant attorney general at the Justice Department, announced her resignation on Friday, becoming the seventh official to quit the department since Congress launched an investigation in March into the firing of nine federal prosecutors.
Posted by maru at 6/30/2007 09:12:00 AM
The Congressional Glory Hole
Shorter Bob Geiger
I suppose life is so much easier when you have no shame.We are being ruled by immature morons. And are allowing it.
From Bush's rubber stamps in the 109th Congress to roadblocks in the 110th… These guys must feel very proud to go to work in the morning.
An unidentified republicocksucker prepares to meet with lobbyists
Posted by Undeniable Liberal at 6/30/2007 09:08:00 AM
June 29, 2007
With an abundance of political capital and on the heels of his stunning triumph on immigration policy, Pretzeldunce McChimptard now has his eyes set on more lofty accomplishments including a bold new approach to the Middle East
President Bush held up Israel as a model for defining success in Iraq, saying Thursday the U.S. goal there is not to eliminate attacks but to enable a democracy that can function despite violence.Arabs around the world must be rejoicing. Can the bar be set any lower?
Posted by Undeniable Liberal at 6/29/2007 04:11:00 PM
The challenge to that viewpoint is that Cheney and Bush still have the power to precipitate an international crisis to get Americans to "rally around the flag." Secondly, if they are not held accountable for their flagrantly illegal behavior, how can you expect anyone charged in our court system to respect the rule of law if the President and Vice President of the United States violate it with such impunity?
It's also hard to maintain control of Congress when you have a 14-21% approval rating, largely because the public perceives the Dems as weak and unable to end the war or rein in the power of a rogue, lawless Executive Branch.
Posted by maru at 6/29/2007 04:11:00 PM
Scooter "28301-016" Libby
Scooter Libby has a new name:
Bubba's Bitch inmate number 28301-016. That's according to the Bureau of Prisons, which is ready and waiting for Libby's arrival, not to mention quite a few lonely inmates well experienced in salad tossing and bunghole bingo.
Pic swiped from: dubyaD40
Posted by Undeniable Liberal at 6/29/2007 04:10:00 PM
House continues to assume the position for Cheney
By a 217-209 vote, the House on Thursday rejected an attempt to eliminate the vice president's executive office budget, which would have caused him to lose his home, his office, his entertainment expense account, and his undisclosed bunker on the Death Star.
Cheney prepares to consume a bowl of bunny hearts.
Posted by maru at 6/29/2007 04:10:00 PM
House cats' wild ancestor found
Origin of lolcats traced to ancient rock carvings in the remote deserts of the Middle East.
The transformation of a vicious predator into aYep, something cat owners have long suspected: kitties 'domesticated' themselves after figuring out humans would supply all their food.
dociletabby who will still try to bite your feet off at the ankles took place some 10,000 years ago, a new genetic analysis suggests. That is the same time humans adopted an agricultural lifestyle in the Fertile Crescent. So the first of the friendly cats likely acted as a mouse hunter for grain-storage areas.
Pic by nero design.
Posted by maru at 6/29/2007 04:09:00 PM
Makin' significant progress
Reminder: an increase in horizontal metric units does not constitute failure, citizen!
With the insurgency in its last throes and the enemy on the run, five more US soldiers were killed and seven injured in a coordinated bomb attack on their patrol in Baghdad on Friday, bringing this month's death toll for American forces in Iraq to 100. Insurgents quickly followed with small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades, according to a statement.
Preznit Awol, on the front lines with the troops.
Posted by maru at 6/29/2007 04:08:00 PM
June 28, 2007
If this is your pic, plz let me know. It's pretty cool.
Posted by maru at 6/28/2007 11:45:00 PM
Poised for a political comeback, Bush plunges to new low in poll
The popular war preznit has regained his footing... oh, I'm sorry, Mr Broder, make that Tipsy McStaggers' job approval rating hit a new low with 31 percent -- in a Fox News poll.
Posted by maru at 6/28/2007 04:56:00 PM
Vote for my guys or yore all gonna die
An' since you all have got all this time on yore hands now that ah've blocked them suhpoenas...
Smirky McFuckwit on Thursday called for the Senate to quickly confirm his choices for his top military advisers and warned that the risk of new attacks on the United States had not ceased.Senate capitulates in 3... 2... 1...
Posted by maru at 6/28/2007 04:53:00 PM
White House tells Congress to go f*ck themselves
Hmmmm. Whuz th' best way to rally support for muh war and for immigration*... ah know! Refuse tuh answer suhpoenas over them fired prosecutors! Heh heh: "poenas."
Bush on Thursday asserted executive privilege over documents sought by Congress on the firings of federal prosecutors, likely setting up a lengthy court fight.House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers was none too happy either:
"Increasingly, the president and vice president feel they are above the law --- well, this is America, not the planet up their own asses," Judiciary Chairman Pat Leahy should have said in a statement.
"This White House cannot have it both ways. They cannot stonewall congressional investigations by refusing to provide documents and witnesses, while claiming nothing improper occurred," he added. "Fuck that."
"The President's response to our subpoena shows an appalling disregard for the right of the people to know what is going on in their government. The executive privilege assertion is unprecedented in its breadth and scope, and even includes documents that the Adminstration previously offered to provide as part of their 'take it or leave it' proposal. This response indicates the reckless disrepect this Administration has for the rule of law. The charges alleged in this investigation are serious - including obstruction of justice and misleading Congress - and the White House should be as committed to this investigation as the Congress. At this point, I see only one choice in moving forward, and that is to enforce the rule of law set forth in these subpoenas."And from Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA):
"It's tough to get lectured on the Constitution from the same Administration that said the Vice President is his own branch of government..."Ya rly.
Posted by maru at 6/28/2007 04:52:00 PM
Republicans are revolting
So, Senator... when did you stop beating your wife?
Awol McChickenshit is sending Stephen Hadley, his top aide on national security affairs, to Capitol Hill on Thursday toOh, here we go again. We know what this means -- he's going to threaten Lugar to take back what he said the other day about changing course in Bunnypants' Iraq fiasco. Blah blah blah. I hope I'm wrong, but is there an over/under on when Lugar backtracks?
strongarmconfront what has become a tough crowd on the Iraq war.
A majority of senators believe troops should start coming home within the next few months. A new House investigation concluded this week that the Iraqis have little control over an ailing security force. And House Republicans are calling to revive the independent Iraq Study Group to give the nation options.Yep, the WH has photos of repugs fondling little animals.
Posted by maru at 6/28/2007 04:50:00 PM