Look Who Crawled Out

Fox News again took its audience for total idiots today (August 30, 2007) when it asked Tom DeLay to come on to talk about how “Republicans act swiftly, unlike Democrats” when it comes to dealing with scandal.

(Read more about it courtesy of NewsHounds.)

Are the people at F__ N___ C______ (substitute your own favorite name for them) so clueless that they don’t even have a dictionary nearby? They invited Tom DeLay to talk about things like “character”. Character? Do they understand how that term is supposed to be used, when not talking about a complete charicature of a person (such as, oh, I don’t know, Tom DeLay)? And where on Earth did they ever get the idea that today’s Republican Party understands what true “character” is. There are very few Republicans of which you could say, “He has character.” There are plenty, it seems, about whom you could say, “This guy’s a character.”

DeLay — one of the seediest and shadiest guys to ever walk the halls of congress — proceeded to talk character, saying that, “The character of a party is how you handle this.” He said he doesn’t have all the facts about Craig and wouldn’t comment on whether he should resign but, “In the big picture, Neil, the Republican party takes care of situations like this.”

And how long did it take you to finally resign after you got caught illegally funneling corporate money to state races in Texas, Mr. “DeLay”? Character, my ass.

Cops Allegedly Entrap Sen. Craig

The latest development in the ongoing saga:

“Bathroom Senator”

I sit down to go to the bathroom, and you said our feet bumped,” Craig told an officer. “I believe they did … because I reached down and scooted over and the next thing I knew, under the bathroom divider comes a card that says ‘police'”.

Sen. Larry Craig(R), is now alleging the Minneapolis Police Department has entrapped him. Also during the 8 minute taped session, the officer accused the Senator of lying to him, and expressed his disappointment in the elected official.

“I’m just disappointed in you, sir,” the officer said. “I mean, people vote for you.”

Maybe it was a liberal conspiracy by that liberal state of Minnesota.

Rove: It’s a Wrap-Up!

(CBS/AP) White House pranksters are literally marking the wrap-up of top aide Karl Rove’s career at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, reports CBS News White House correspondent Peter Maer. Rove’s Jaguar, parked in the lot adjacent to the West Wing, has been covered with plastic wrap. Two stuffed eagle toys are mounted on the trunk, and signs posted on the car read “King Karl” and “I love Obama.”

CBS News: U.S. And Iraq Go Way Back

CBS News: U.S. And Iraq Go Way Back

Could this be the Corporate Mass Media doing it’s job?

“The newspaper says a review of a large tranche of government documents reveals that the administrations of President Reagan and the first President Bush both authorized providing Iraq with intelligence and logistical support, and okayed the sale of dual use items — those with military and civilian applications — that included chemicals and germs, even anthrax and bubonic plague.”


ht: Ichthus

New Orleans Two Years After by Greg Palast

“They wanted them poor niggers out of there.”

“We needed an answer to a weird, puzzling and horrific discovery. Among the miles and miles of devastated houses, rubble still there today in New Orleans, we found dry, beautiful homes. But their residents were told by guys dressed like Ninjas wearing “Blackwater” badges: “Try to go into your home and we’ll arrest you.””

Majority believes that “All is not lost”

Think Progress linked to what I consider rather depressing news on public opinion on the so-called progress of the Iraq War.

From this poll, it looks like more Americans than I would have guessed are willing to let the slaughter of American Soldiers and Iraqi civilians continue.

Of course, it is the Moonie Washington Times, so it’s almost certainly just propaganda.

Posted by Gregg


The Greek peninsula of Peloponnes is burning. The fires are now under control, but more than 60 people died. Among them, a mother with her four young children. She has fled her house, which was closed in by flames and all of them died in a nearby field.

The fires were started by arsonists working for investors who are speculating on the raise in land prices when former woodland can be rededicated as building land. This national tragedy is fueled by greed. Other mediterranian countries suffered from the same, but effectively stopped the practice. You will not get a building license for many years for burnt woodlands. Why not Greece?

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