"When in doubt, blame the guy in jail. So, at what point did George discover that Saddam's previous grotesque behavior spawned sectarian strife? Is there any chance he heard about this before launching the invasion in 2003 or was he still reading from the script that promised Iraqis, regardless of their sectarian beliefs, would be dancing in the streets?...read on"
Archives for March, 2006
"When the so-called "Federal Marriage Amendment" last came to the Senate floor, McCain joined Dems in defeating the gay-marriage measure, calling it "antithetical in every way to the core philosophy of Republicans." Now, according to Falwell's home-town paper, McCain is equivocating a bit. Falwell said McCain has expressed a willingness to support a Federal Marriage Amendment, an issue dear to conservative Christians....read on"
He sure is trying to play to Falwell's base, but in the end I doubt the extreme religious right will embrace him.
Update: Think Progress has more
David Asman: "Remember the Alamo!"
More weirdness from "Your World with Neil Cavuto." David Asman substituted for Neil today and the topic was "Mexico: Friend or Foe on Illegal Immigration?" At one point the guest Colin Hanna, talked about Vicente Fox's role in the immigration controversy. Asman said these next few sentences fairly measured, but this exchange is just plain odd.
Hanna said that while he wouldn't "put the finger of blame specifically on encouraging," Mexico's president, Vicente Fox, has "certainly" undertaken "a set of activities" which "amounts to tacit approval" of immigration. He said Fox and his government "should be there, trying their best to keep their people from leaving their country illegally."
David Asman: "Well, if he's actually encouraging an invasion of our borders, I mean, that's grounds for warfare. Are you suggesting we actually go to war with Mexico? We haven't done that in about a hundred and fifty years."
Hanna: "Of course not, David."
Asman: "Well, remember the Alamo. That's what I was going to say to you."
Looks like the woman who called "New Yorkers cowards" has a little problem.
"This time, claiming she doesn't even live here as GOP pundit Ann Coulter has been doing on this spring's college speaking tour when she's questioned about her February election meltdown on Palm Beach--isn't going to cut it. Palm Beach County's elections supervisor has given the right wing's unofficial mouthpiece 30 days to explain why she voted in the wrong precinct...read on
(h/t apeman from the comments)
After being exposed as frauds, Kaloogian responds to the fake picture of Iraq posted. Duncan has the new picture posted which is even more ridiculous because of how they use it.
"We have corrected it with a photograph we took from Baghdad. We took this photo of downtown Baghdad while we were in Iraq. Iraq (including Baghdad) is much more calm and stable than what many people believe it to be. But, each day the news media finds any violence occurring in the country and screams and shouts about it - in part because many journalists are opposed to the U.S. effort to fight terrorism."
Update: Look for this story to be on Olbermann tonight.
This is quite embarrassing even for wingnut radio.
MW: Let's look at it this way. I mean, you're sitting back in a comfortable radio studio, far from the realities of this war.
HH: Actually, Michael, let me interrupt you.
MW: If anyone has a right...
HH: Michael, one second.
MW: If anyone has a right to complain, that's what...
HH: I'm sitting in the Empire State Building. Michael, I'm sitting in the Empire State Building, which has been in the past, and could be again, a target. Because in downtown Manhattan, it's not comfortable, although it's a lot safer than where you are, people always are three miles away from where the jihadis last spoke in America. So that's...civilians have a stake in this. Although you are on the front line, this was the front line four and a half years ago.
I would have hung up the phone at that point.
I was at the doctor for a long time today. I'll be up and running soon.
Republican Rubber Stamp: Video
Thanks to Christy and everyone else that joined in-"In case you missed it, House Dems spent some time this morning calling the Rubber Stamp Republican Congress to account-Frank Pallone-Stephanie Tubbs Jones-Diane Watson-Louise Slaughter, all joined in and had their stamps ready to go"