Tuesday, October 25, 2005

With Apologies to C&C Music Factory...

These are some things that are currently making me go "Hmmm:"

  • I haven't done any research, but I'm reasonably sure that two of Tom DeLay's favorite targets over the years have been Democrats and trial lawyers (remember tort reform?) Yet when he gets into trouble, he hires a trial lawyer who's a Democrat? Hmmmm...
  • DeLay is asking for a new judge for his trial, because the current presiding judge contributed to MoveOn.org during the 2004 elections. He says that he won't get a fair trial because of the judge's politics. At the same time, Republican loyalists are going around trying to convince the Conservative base that Harriet Miers is truly a Conservative. Why can one person not be a judge because of politics, but another person CAN be a judge because of their politics? Hmmm...
  • According to Daniel Schorr, if any indictments are handed out in the investigation of the Valerie Plame outing, they will be for perjury and obstruction of justice, but not for the actual breaking of Federal laws pertaining to the exposure of a CIA agent. I wish I could find it again, but I saw one Conservative commentator write that this is just a 'technicality.' So perjury is enough to attempt to impeach the President of the United States when he's a Democrat, but when it's a Republican official that lies, it's just the "Criminalization of Politics?" Hmmmm....
  • The Wingnuts over at Little Green Footballs think that the death of 2000 Americans in Iraq has somehow made those of us in the Reality-Based Community happy, because there are many groups--the American Friends Service Committee in particular--who staged vigils to mark this sad fact. They even are so callous as to call them 'parties.' I have not met a single person from the left who looked forward to this happening with anything other than a dreaded resignation. But over on the right, the folks at Little Green Footballs think it's so funny that they're making Photoshopped pictures mocking Americans who are mourning. Does anyone think that's funny?
hmmm....


Yeharr

2 Comments:

Blogger boni said...

Oh yeah, I especially love that DeLays lawyer is a Democrat and has contributed more money to the Dems than his Judge.

5:51 AM, October 26, 2005  
Blogger Cranky Yankee said...

little green footballs? Jesus H. Christ.

Now go rinse your eyes with bleach.

Seriously, those who would say we are celelbrating 2000 dead are not worthy of retort. Just let those words ring out in their idioitic echo chamber where they will die in angry self-loathing.

It was Kay Bailey Hutchinson on Meet the Press who said, "I certainly hope that if there is going to be an indictment that says something happened, that it is an indictment on a crime and not some perjury technicality where they couldn’t indict on the crime so they go to something just to show that their two years of investigation were not a waste of time and dollars."

No seriously, bleach

8:35 AM, October 26, 2005  

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