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Jan LaRue, of CWA has as idiotic a response as I've ever heard in answering the question:"Why is there no mention of God in the Constitution."
I also think she'd like to have a nice State Church.
It's a great post. You all know how I feel about Hugh Hewitt. He and his compatriots treat what's happening to our country and Iraq as if they are sports teams. It doesn't matter what his team does as long as it wins. Therefore he changes his position to fit what his team is doing. Case in point. On Scarborough Country, Hugh was for raising taxes so we could have private accounts for Social Security if that was the compromise. Wingnut Dennis Prager and Joe almost fell off their chairs and said (paraphrasing) "No true conservative would advocate raising taxes!" Unfortunately when you turn into a cheerleader, and an apologist for your team no matter how dirty that team becomes, you yourself become just as dirty. Hugh, please take a shower.
Molly appeared on PBS's NOW, Friday night and talked about the filibuster and Judge Owens.
She described the republican "victim syndrome" quite nicely.
(hat tip Paul)
via essays & effluvia: The Deadwood F-Bomb Counter
Total f*cks in series: 1837
Cumulative series FPM: 1.48
Total f*cks in Season Two: 1006
Average f*cks per episode: 91.5
Cumulative Season Two FPM: 1.77
Total f*cks in Season One: 831
Average f*cks per episode: 69.3
Cumulative Season One FPM: 1.23
Total number of f-bombs so far? 1837 or 1.48 F*cks per minute.
If that's not enough for you, there's a cumulative c*cksucker count.
And, you can even combine the two: The last show had a f*ck to c*cksucker Ratio of 9.5 : 1.
Now thats entertainment! (Lets hear it for mathematics)
Bush Vows Revenge Against Sith...b
ashes fictitious foes in nationally televised address The Borowitz Report
Amid reports that the new Star Wars film contains not-so-subtle anti-Bush messages, President George W. Bush today took to the national airwaves to vow revenge against the Sith.
Speaking from the Oval Office in the nationally televised address, the president portrayed the U.S.s conflict with the Sith as a classic struggle between good and evil.
Now is the time for all of the nations of the world to ask themselves, the president said. Are you with us, or are you with the Sith?
At a time when the U.S. military is considering dozens of base closings across the country, the presidents decision to declare a new war, especially one that would presumably take place in outer space, took many by surprise.
But according to Ret. General Crandall Wheatley of the University of Minnesotas Defense Institute, there may be a method to the presidents madness: At a time when the U.S. military is stretched thin, it may make sense to declare war against a fictitious enemy.
Furthermore, declaring war against an enemy that it not really there is not completely without precedent in U.S. history, Gen. Wheatley says: There was the invasion of Iraq, for example.
But in the U.S. Senate, even some of the presidents Republican colleagues seemed cool to his latest crusade, with one Senate aide offering this terse summary of the Mr. Bushs second term in office: Soft on illegal aliens, tough on aliens.
Elsewhere, Britney Spears and Kevin Federline shocked the world with their new reality series Tuesday night by proving that they could successfully operate a video camera. Now thats entertainment! (Lets hear it for mathematics)
via Obsidian Wings: Good Question. One of the likely scenarios for the nuclear option involves Vice President Cheney, in his capacity as President of the Senate, ruling that it is unconstitutional to filibuster judicial nominees....
"What is disappointing is that Cheney has, essentially, been allowed to maintain near perfect silence on the question of whether and why it is unconstitutional to filibuster judicial nominees. Nor, for reasons I hope I have demonstrated, is it enough to stop there? What constitutional conclusions has he reached on all these other questions? The failure of the press to push for answers on these questions is really disappointing -- inexcusable, in fact. It is also disappointing that the Democratic Senate caucus has not pressed him, or anyone, on these points in a sustained and public way...read on
via Talk Left: "Ghost Air," the CIA Gulfstream that flew detainees around the world for interrogation, on occasion went to Sweeden. The Washington Post reports that the Swedish authorities have released their own report on the CIA's treatment of prisoners in this secret renditon program. This paragraph says it all:
"Should Swedish officers have taken those measures, I would have prosecuted them without hesitation for the misuse of public power and probably would have asked for a prison sentence," the investigator, Mats Melin, said in an interview. He said he could not charge the CIA operatives because he was authorized to investigate only Swedish government officials, but he did not rule out the possibility that other Swedish prosecutors could do so.
President Bush: "I made it very clear to the Congress that the use of federal money, taxpayers' money to promote science which destroys life in order to save life is - I'm against that. And therefore, if the bill does that, I will veto it.''
Reader Renny has a good idea: "To get a petition going around that people who are against stem-cell research can sign saying they or any of their children under legal age, because they are so against it, will not use in their lifetime any medical treatment that was born through stem cell research. I think having these sent around in churches so they will be forced to sign it so they do not look like hypocrites in front of their co-idiots.