Sunday, December 31, 2006


3,000 US soldiers dead in Iraq.

With no end in sight.

Thanks TWPE-- and the glorious wise-men of Washington DC who supported him.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

December Is Deadliest Month of 2006 in Iraq

The U.S. military announced the deaths of three Marines and two soldiers, making December the year's deadliest month for U.S. troops in Iraq with the toll reaching 108.

The Marines, all assigned to Regimental Combat Team 5, died Thursday of wounds from fighting in western Anbar province, the U.S. military said. A soldier assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division and also died in combat in Anbar, and another was killed by a roadside bomb in northwest Baghdad, the military said.

Their deaths pushed the toll past the 105 U.S. service members killed in October. At least 2,997 members of the U.S. military have been killed since the Iraq war began in March 2003, according to an AP count.

Still very deadly for Iraqis too:
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- At least 46 Iraqis died in bombings Saturday, including one planted on a minibus that exploded in a fish market in a mostly Shiite town south of Baghdad.

The man blamed for parking the vehicle in Kufa, a Shiite town 100 miles south of the Iraqi capital, was cornered and killed by a mob as he walked away from the explosion, police and witnesses said.

Another explosion killed 15 civilians and wounded 25 in Hurriyah, a mixed neighborhood of the Iraqi capital, police said.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Evil Losers

Friday, December 22, 2006

Pardoning a Bunch of Druggies

Punk President

Put on the Spot, Our Punk President Lies Yet Again

Whenever I hear President Bush tell another lie (or read that he has told another lie) I'm reminded of the Liar-in-Chief's former professor at the Harvard Business School, Yoshi Tsurumi, and his spot-on recollection of this president's punk past. According to Professor Tsurumi, Bush "showed pathological lying habits and was in denial when challenged on his prejudices and biases. He would even deny saying something he just said 30 seconds ago. He was famous for that. Students jumped on him; I challenged him." [Mary Jacoby, "The Dunce,", 16 September 2004]

Tsurumi concluded: "Behind his smile and his smirkā€¦he was a very insecure, cunning and vengeful guy." "He was just badly brought up, with no discipline, and no compassion." [Ibid] In conservative Lebanon, Pennsylvania, where I grew up during the 1950s and 1960s, such people were called "punks."
There's much more-- chronicling TWPE's lies.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Illegal Spying

Showdown looms over domestic spying

By DAVID KRAVETS, Associated Press Writer Sat Dec 16, 5:23 PM ET

SAN FRANCISCO - Federal agents continue to eavesdrop on Americans' electronic communications without warrants a year after President Bush confirmed the practice, and experts say a new Congress' efforts to limit the program could trigger a constitutional showdown.

Friday, December 15, 2006

War Lies: Trusting the Generals

Right now Bush is reportedly leaning towards sending more troops to Iraq -- a "surge," as we keep hearing. But the military commanders -- including the very same General Casey whose "recommendations will determine the number of troops we have on the ground in Iraq," as Bush himself said -- appear to be leaning against recommending that more troops be sent.

I know this is an embarrassingly simple point, but still: Now that Bush appears to be favoring a solution at odds with that of the recommendations of his commanders, why doesn't it matter that back when they were telling him what he wanted to hear, Bush said unequivocally again and again and again that the commanders would determine troop levels? Why have we agreed to forget this? Why isn't it in every news story about this stuff? Or better, why isn't it in virtually any stories about it?

British lies.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

30% by Zogby

Saturday, December 02, 2006

WaPo Piece 12/3/06

"He's the Worst Ever"

Historians are loath to predict the future. It is impossible to say with certainty how Bush will be ranked in, say, 2050. But somehow, in his first six years in office he has managed to combine the lapses of leadership, misguided policies and abuse of power of his failed predecessors. I think there is no alternative but to rank him as the worst president in U.S. history.

Please remember it was the fucking media back in 2000 who considered Bush Jr. to be a great choice.

Fucking media.