Tuesday, January 31, 2006


Think Progress debunks Bush's bull.

Personally, I could only watch about one minute myself.

"Treasonous Bush Fostering Fascism"

Hillary Calls Bush On His Destruction Of NOLA

Bush's evil plans are so obvious:
SAN FRANCISCO - Senator Clinton told a largely friendly audience here Saturday night that the slow pace of government-sponsored reconstruction following Hurricane Katrina was the result of a deliberate decision by the Bush administration and may have been motivated by a desire to discourage Democratic voters from returning to the devastated region.

"I think that basically we are now watching a deliberate policy of neglect take root," Mrs. Clinton said during an appearance at a fund-raiser for legal services charities. "It is deeply troubling for any American to believe that your government would abandon such a huge part of our country and such an important part of our history."

Mrs. Clinton said she suspected that the assignment of President Bush's top political adviser, Karl Rove, to oversee the relief effort indicated that political mischief was afoot. "Cynical minds might suggest that the destruction of the Democratic vote in Louisiana was a mixed blessing. If you rebuild New Or leans, all those Democrats might come home," she said during a 90-minute public interview conducted on an auditorium stage by a former television host, Jane Pauley.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Why Bush Is The Worst President Ever on a Historically Global Scale

the refusal to do anything about, much less confront, the huge issue of global warming.

Seriously, this is potentially catastrophic, on a global scale.

Impeach or Indict Bush and Cheney

Saturday, January 28, 2006

More Like This Please

the New York Times nails Bush over his warrantless spying.

One of the best editorials I've seen from them, ever.

Servility of Alberto Gonzalez to Bush is Taken for Granted

Atrios pulls out an old NYTimes editorial to make the case that at one time, there was a quaint idea that the Attorney General should be independent from the president.

Kind of funny, in a sense, but also very sad.

All more signs o'the times of the reign of THE WORST PRESIDENT EVER!

The real tragedy is that for some reason, we are not only saddled with the worst president ever, but also with the worse opposition party ever and also the worst media ever!

Friday, January 27, 2006

Majority in U.S. Say Bush Presidency Is a Failure

Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- A majority of Americans said the presidency of George W. Bush has been a failure and that they would be more likely to vote for congressional candidates who oppose him, according to a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll.

Fifty-two percent of adults said Bush's administration since 2001 has been a failure, down from 55 percent in October. Fifty- eight percent described his second term as a failure. At the same point in former President Bill Clinton's presidency, 70 percent of those surveyed by Gallup said they considered it a success and 20 percent a failure.

Thursday, January 26, 2006


This guy is something. Remember his "Top Gun" moment aboard the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln? And his famous taunt — "Bring 'em on" — to the insurgents in Iraq? His breathtaking arrogance is exceeded only by his incompetence. And that's the real problem. That's where you'll find the mind-boggling destructiveness of this regime, in its incompetence.

Fantasy may be in fashion. Reality may have been shoved into the shadows on Mr. Bush's watch. But the plain truth is that he is the worst president in memory, and one of the worst of all time. Many thousands of people — men, women and children — have died unnecessarily (and thousands more are suffering) because of his misguided and mishandled policies.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

"Worst President Ever"

Says Atrios in a post about Harold Meyerson's WaPo column.

Historians, looking back at the hash that his administration has made of his war in Iraq, his response to Hurricane Katrina and his Medicare drug plan, will have to grapple with how one president could so cosmically botch so many big things -- particularly when most of them were the president's own initiatives.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

There's Really Only One Possible Explanation by Now

Let's recap the Bush talking points as they've been shot down.

The program was some super-technology thing! Not true.

The program was necessary because the FISA court doesn't allow them to act fast enough. Not true.

The program was necessary because Congress wouldn't let us lower the necessary burden . Not true.

Once again, all we're left is:

The wanted to spy on whoever they wanted to without any oversight or accountability.

Up to No Good

This sounds about right to me:
It's not, after all, as if the current congress is wildly hostile to GOP priorities or super-solicitous American civil liberties. It's certainly possible that everything's fine here and Bush decided to break the law just 'cuz he's lazy or something, but I'd say we have a reasonable basis for assuming that this is not-so-benign and that's why it was kept all hush-hush and outside the law.

Katrina Catastrophe Was Forewarned

Monday, January 23, 2006

Ho Hum, Another Bush White House Lie

The Fucker Has No Shame

"Terrorist surveillance program".
It's amazing that people say to me, 'Well, he's just breaking the law.' If I wanted to break the law, why was I briefing Congress?" asked Bush. One of those who had been informed, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., was sitting behind Bush during his appearance at Kansas State University.

Bush's remarks were part of an aggressive administration campaign to defend the four-year-old program as a crucial and legal terror-fighting tool. The White House is trying to sell its side of the story before the Senate Judiciary Committee opens hearings on it in two weeks.

What a fucking idiot.

Watch OUT!!!!!!

9/11 Widows Agree

Bush is the worst president ever!

...if we are attacked again, President Bush's shameless disregard of our constitutional rights and his poor judgment in defending our nation against terrorists should be borne out in his resignation from office or a Congressional demand for impeachment.

Kobe Goes for 81


We have a president who (at minimum) allows the worst terrorist attack in the history of our country.

WHY would Republicans then allow this guy to do whatever he wants, supposedly in the name of fighting terror?

Jan. 20th, 2009

Digby: "The day I no longer have to listen to one more word from this immoral, dishonest, incompetent, delusional prick will be the best day of my life."

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Gore Takes Out Bush and Congress

even the Dems.

But clearly he is very upset about the Bush administration and the state of politics today. He is angry.

Good for him.

Here is a streaming video from c-span.

Sunday, January 15, 2006


What Atrios says:
The country was never behind Clinton's impeachment but the media begged for it. The country is much more behind Bush impeachment but the media is silent. The poll.

Interestingly, even Arlen Specter seems to think chimpeachment is possible.

Thursday, January 12, 2006


Former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman Calls for Impeachment Proceedings Against Bush.

"Finally, it has started. People have begun to speak of impeaching President George W. Bush -- not in hushed whispers but openly, in newspapers, on the Internet, in ordinary conversations and even in Congress. As a former member of Congress who sat on the House Judiciary Committee during the impeachment proceedings against President Richard Nixon, I believe they are right to do so."

After recalling the Nixon proceedings, she comments: "At the time, I hoped that our committee's work would send a strong signal to future Presidents that they had to obey the rule of law. I was wrong."

Summarizing her case against Bush, she writes, "Like many others, I have been deeply troubled by Bush’s breathtaking scorn for our international treaty obligations under the United Nations Charter and the Geneva Conventions. I have also been disturbed by the torture scandals and the violations of U.S. criminal laws at the highest levels of our government they may entail. ... These concerns have been compounded by growing evidence that the President deliberately misled the country into the war in Iraq. But it wasn’t until the most recent revelations that President Bush directed the wiretapping of hundreds, possibly thousands, of Americans, in violation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) -- and argued that, as Commander in Chief, he had the right in the interests of national security to override our country’s laws -- that I felt the same sinking feeling in my stomach as I did during Watergate.

Snake in the Grass

Wednesday, January 11, 2006


President George W. Bush on Wednesday tried to shape election-year debate on the Iraq war by warning critics their rhetoric could embolden the enemy and weaken the morale of U.S. troops.

Preparing for a tough campaign against Democrats in the run-up to congressional elections in November when he will try to keep the U.S. Congress in the hands of his Republican Party, Bush acknowledged his decision to invade Iraq almost three years ago was not universally popular.

"I can understand folks who say, 'I wish you hadn't done that,"' he said, adding later, "I expect there to be an honest debate about Iraq ... people can help by making sure the tone of this debate is respectful and is mindful about what messages out of the country can do for morale of our troops."

He said he welcomed dissenting voices, but "what I don't like is when somebody said he lied or they're in there for oil or he's doing it only because of Israel."
Well, sure, George-- you may not LIKE it, but that hardly means it is wrong either.

And of course, he pulls out the support the troops demagoguery card whenever possible.

Seems to me a better way of supporting the troops would have been if Bush never invaded in the first place, but if he HAD to invade (for some reason), to have a FUCKING POST-INVASION PLAN, BETTER HUMVEE ARMOR AND PROPER BODY ARMOR FOR THE TROOPS.

Sunday, January 08, 2006


Bush Trying to Round Up Photos of Himself with Abramoff

Mission Accomplished!

Friday, January 06, 2006

The Dictator

Apparently, he can break the law when ever he sees fit.
''The signing statement is saying 'I will only comply with this law when I want to, and if something arises in the war on terrorism where I think it's important to torture or engage in cruel, inhuman, and degrading conduct, I have the authority to do so and nothing in this law is going to stop me,' " he said. ''They don't want to come out and say it directly because it doesn't sound very nice, but it's unmistakable to anyone who has been following what's going on."

At least SOMEONE is Congress is not taking Bush's rise to dictatorship lightly:
Three key Republican senators yesterday condemned President Bush's assertion that his powers as commander in chief give him the authority to bypass a new law restricting the use of torture when interrogating detainees.

John W. Warner Jr., a Virginia Republican who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Senator John McCain, an Arizona Republican, issued a joint statement rejecting Bush's assertion that he can waive the restrictions on the use of cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment against detainees to protect national security.

''We believe the president understands Congress's intent in passing, by very large majorities, legislation governing the treatment of detainees," the senators said. ''The Congress declined when asked by administration officials to include a presidential waiver of the restrictions included in our legislation. Our committee intends through strict oversight to monitor the administration's implementation of the new law."

Separately, the third primary sponsor of the detainee treatment law, Senator Lindsey O. Graham, Republican of South Carolina, told the Globe in a phone interview that he agreed with everything McCain and Warner said ''and would go a little bit further."

Monday, January 02, 2006

Is Bush Losing Some of His Worshippers with the NSA Spy Scandal?

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Bush Spews Bullshit About the NSA Spying Program

"The NSA program is one that listens to a few numbers called from the outside of the United States of known al-Qaida or affiliated people," he said, adding that he believes that he is acting within the law.
He is clearly lying about something here. If the NSA program is so simple, there is no rational reason to avoid the FISA warrant.

This is bullshit too:
"The fact that somebody leaked this program causes great harm to the United States," he said. "There's an enemy out there."
Idiotic. Like real terrorists wouldn't know we were spying on them.