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    Friday, April 08, 2005

    papal spin

    Once again, I bow down before Jon Stewart. It was last night that he shows us just how low the Republicans will go to score a few points. In this case, they have exploited the death of a pope to point out the hand full of views which are shared by Pope John Paul II and George W. Bush. As many GOPigs have pointed out, the pope stood for a culture of life, however, what wasn't stated was the Vatican's slamming of the war in Iraq and the death penalty. But hey, facts don't seem to matter much to the Republican Party.
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    Thursday, April 07, 2005

    rush limbaughtomy

    On April 1, a federal court ruled that ballast water containing "invasive species" such as mollusks could not be dumped in U.S. waterways. Well, Rush Limbaugh doesn't care, instead, he wants to talk about immigration...
    LIMBAUGH: So invasive species like mollusks and spermatozoa are not good, and we've got a federal judge say, "You can't bring it in here," but invasive species in the form of illegal immigration is fine and dandy -- bring 'em on, as many as possible, legalize them wherever we can, wherever they go, no matter what they clog up. So we're going to break the bank; we're going to bend over backwards. The federal judiciary is going to do everything it can to stop spermatozoa and mollusks from coming in, but other invasive species? We're supposed to bend over and grab the ankles and say, "Deal with it." Well, the mollusks may be brought in against their will. My point is they don't know where they are, and they, frankly, don't care. So if you ship them out -- but we can't ship 'em out. It's not that we can't ship 'em out. We're not going to be able to bring 'em in now, but invasive species that, say, on their own power and of their own desire and volition cross the border and come here, we can't say diddly-squat about it.

    Tuesday, April 05, 2005

    fascism could be renewed

    As the AP reports...
    The Bush administration's two top law enforcement officials on Tuesday urged Congress to renew every provision of the anti-terror Patriot Act. FBI Director Robert Mueller also asked lawmakers to expand the bureau's ability to obtain records without first asking a judge.
    Damn. This isn't good. Not that I have anything to hide but it's so sad to see us surrender our rights like this. Then again, we don't have to surrender. If anybody in the Senate is reading this, just remember that they haven't outlawed the filibuster yet. We can't let the government take complete, unquestionable control of this country, we can't allow the government to rid us of our rights for the purpose of defending them. If we renew the Patriot Act and even think about passing the Patriot Act II, we will not be able to say that we are, in fact, a democracy.

    Monday, April 04, 2005

    oh, the hypocrisy!

    Even now, months after the election, I hear about how John Kerry is a "flip flopper". It's then that I have to reactions. One is that Karl Rove is a damn good strategist if he can make a buzz word like that and have it floating around long after a campaign is over. The other is laughter because if they would step back and take a look at Dubya's record, they would see he's had his fair share of waffles. Our Commander-in-Chief has changed courses on the existence of OPEC, Ahmed Chalabi, WMD's in Iraq, free trade, Osama bin Laden, the 9/11 commission, and even abortion. Abortion! Oh, the hypocrisy!!!

    Sunday, April 03, 2005

    sinclair stupidity

    Media Matters tells us that on the thirty-first of March, Sinclair Broadcast Group's "The Point" featuring Mark Hyman displayed their company's stupidity. In it, Hyman claims...
    "Not unlike the Communist Chinese, the ACLU abhors individual religious freedom, and it supports only those civil liberties that fit its narrow political agenda."
    If Sinclair's news director where to do some research, as actual journalist's do, he would find that the ACLU once joined Rev. Jerry Falwell to fight a Virginia law prohibiting the incorporation of churches. They also hailed Pres. Clinton's signing of a bill to protect the First Amendment right of freedom of religion from unfair government restrictions. Plus, the organization that Rush has dubbed the Anti-Christian Litigation Unit threatened to take legal action against a park manager who had refused to allow a Baptist church from performing a baptism in a public park. So why not give us some real news, Sinclair? Would it really kill you to present facts?

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