Will Congress Condemn Limbaugh?

Via Think Progress:

On September 20, 72 Senators voted for the highly politicized, “bait and switch” resolution that condemned a newspaper ad by MoveOn.org. The amendment, offered by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), expressly stated that the Senate would condemn “any effort to attack the honor and integrity” of “all members of the United States Armed Forces.

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On his radio show yesterday, right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh attacked the “honor and integrity” of some members of the Armed Forces. Limbaugh attacked troops who hold a different viewpoint than his own as “phony soldiers.”

Read the whole story here.

Congress, please do not waste anymore precious time on condemning this sort of crap, but do make a note of your potential double standard.

UPDATE: You can hear Limbaugh’s audio here.

Audio courtesy of Media Matters. [Egreggious]

How We Got Into the Blackwater Mess in the First Place

via: Taylor Marsh

P.W. Singer of the Brookings Institute has compiled a study (pdf), Can’t Win With ‘Em, Can’t Go To War Without ‘Em: Private Military Contractors and Counterinsurgency that unloads the problem. There are more than 160,000 guns for hire in Iraq right now. Bush obviously never understood what was happening right under his very nose. That’s why Republicans picked him as their vessel a long time ago.

Video by TPM
Is it any wonder we are where we are?? Is this guy the President? Or is he trying to do standup? (Midway, is he slurring..?)

The Narrow Stall at the Heart of Craig’s Widening Legal Fight

via: The Washington Post
by Paul Kane

..Using an Office Depot measuring tape, the stalls in that restroom are a little more than 32 inches wide. That happens to be more than 3 inches narrower than the stalls in Dulles International Airport, where wide stances are apparently more welcome. Even more coincidental, what did Capitol Briefing discover at 8:20 p.m. CDT last night in the stall where Craig’s career essentially ended two-and-a-half months ago? Toilet paper, three different shreds of toilet paper scattered around the stall just waiting for some neat freak to come along and scoop them up..

A local judge in the Hennepin County District Court in Edina, just south of Minneapolis, will try to sort this all out this afternoon [Wednesday Sept. 26], with Craig hoping for a decision by the end of this week. If the plea is upheld, he has said he will retire from the Senate, effective Sunday.
(Source)

Update: ABC reports 4 hours ago that Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, who had previously pledged to resign by Sunday, amid allegations he cruised for gay sex in a public bathroom, he now says he will stay in office.

Sheesh! I wish this guy would make up his mind.. Is he delusional enough to believe that he still has ANY support anywhere?

Jena 6 update

via: CNN

Bail was being posted Thursday for Mychal Bell, a black teenager accused of beating a white classmate, after a district attorney’s announcement that he would not appeal a higher court’s decision moving Bell’s case to juvenile court, according to the Rev. Al Sharpton. Bell’s bail was set at $45,000, Sharpton said. The paperwork was being worked out, he said, and the bail bondsman was at the courthouse.

Earlier Thursday, Bell was moved from jail to a juvenile facility, according to his attorney, Lewis Scott.
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