Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Calling Bullshit on Obama

From the AP:

Sen. Barack Obama chastised fellow Democrats on Wednesday for failing to "acknowledge the power of faith in the lives of the American people," and said the party must compete for the support of evangelicals and other churchgoing Americans.

"Not every mention of God in public is a breach to the wall of separation. Context matters," the Illinois Democrat said in remarks to a conference of Call to Renewal, a faith-based movement to overcome poverty.
"It is doubtful that children reciting the Pledge of Allegiance feel oppressed or brainwashed as a consequence of muttering the phrase 'under God,'" he said. "Having voluntary student prayer groups using school property to meet should not be a threat, any more than its use by the High School Republicans should threaten Democrats."

Ummm - unless this is the AP getting a little loose with their reporting, I wonder?

Who is Obama refering to here? Can he name the Democrats he is chastising? I don't know who they are. Last I checked it was the federal court that said that "under God" was un-Constitutional. Last I knew school prayer was an issue decided by the Supreme Court.

Barack this is BULLSHIT. Why are you Liebermaning your party?

your Congress at work

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to overturn a recently enacted law requiring safety trigger locks on all hand guns sold in the United States.

The Republican-controlled House handed a victory to opponents of gun control by a vote of 230-191.

Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, a Colorado Republican, argued that the added cost of the trigger locks is passed on to gun owners and that they "do not stop accidental shootings."

Last fall, President George W. Bush signed legislation giving gun makers broad protections from civil lawsuits, but that law contained the mandatory trigger lock provision.

The amendment overturning the requirement for trigger locks was attached to a larger law enforcement spending bill for next year that has not yet been considered by the Senate.

-- Gun locks too expensive for gun owners.

Prescription drug "donut" expenses - not a problem.

Your Congress at work

GOP Congress says: Not OK to burn flag but OK to piss on Constitution

Via crooks and liars the Cafferty file:

Cafferty says here that Bush has issued 750 signing statements to express reservations on 150 laws. Don't know how the math works but the intent is clear. Of course this isn't news. The fact that it isn't news isn't news either. And that should be news.

The sad excuse for a Congress that we now enjoy just defeated a flag burning amendnment though by one vote. Bill First the Panderer in Chief of the Senate is intent on bringing up every red-meat issue he can find to get that approximately one-third of the voters that will still admit to supporting the bozos that we know as the national GOP. So of course flag burning is on the top of the pile (so to speak). The fact that flag burning is not a problem and the fact that any serious anti-desecration law would mean exposing every corporation from Walmart to your local car dealer to a lawsuit any time they smeared the flag on an ad doesn't seem to have occured to these clowns.

But while the flag isn't in danger of getting burned anytime soon, Rome is burning. Thanks to George Bush Dick Cheney and the collective his signing statements. Now signing statements have no weight in law. They do not convey to the Executive any right whatsoever to circumvene the law. And yet Bush is doing it over and over again. How is this possible?

Thanks to your elected representatives (I use that term becasue that is what they are called even though what they are doing represents from a minority to close ot zero of the electorate).

So there you go. The Constitution isn't being defeated. The Constituion isn't being stolen. The Constituion - that is, your rights as an American - is being given away.

It is being given away by Bill Frist who would rather talk about flag burning than about the Bill of Rights. It is being given away by Senator R0berts in the intelligence commitee who would rather do nothing that do anything like meaningful oversight over the egregious practices of our Stalinist Executive. It is being given away By Senator Specter who would rather make great noises about what he is going to do before he throws in the towel without doing any of it.

My friends, I give you, your Congress at work.

Should you be going to Washington DC in the near future be sure to get photos of the Constitution while you are there. You will certainly want something to remember it by.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Don't know the gentleman

Pulled thos off James Wolcott's site He is quoting a gentleman myu blessed life has seen to miss. BUt here is the subjets's quote.

"The noise of the anti-Americans in Europe, the doubts of our outmanned generals, the cunning of men who hate liberty, all this needs to be heard and ignored. We go forward into empire because, as for my father on Omaha Beach, there is no retreat."

Read it all for a full - umm - appreciation.

My question: Bullshit ot pure shit?