Tags: Andrew Napolitano, crimes against humanity, Darrell Issa, dick cheney, Fox News, george w. bush, Mary Cheney, politics, torture
Pretty fucking stupid.
Even a Fox News legal analyst — former New Jersey district judge Andrew Napolitano — thinks Bush and Cheney should have been indicted for “for torturing, for spying, for arresting without warrants.” But the Obama administration, not wanting to be seen “politicizing politics,” turned its back on the rule of law, figuring that if a Democratic administration didn’t pursue criminal charges against the Bush, Cheney and other members of their administration, somehow Republicans would feel constrained from attempting to impeach another Democratic president for lying about getting his cock sucked, or some other manufactured hysteria.
Darrell Issa is making plans now to “investigate” the “corrupt” Obama administration.
What have Democrats accomplished by not doing the right thing and criminally indicting Bush and Cheney for crimes against humanity? Nothing, except to prove again that nice guys finish last. As an added bonus, they license future Republicans administrations to pick up where Bush/Cheney left off.
Did no one learn anything from the ill-conceived pardoning of Richard Nixon?
This is perhaps the most egregious example of Democrats making a huge concession in exchange for bupkis, but as we have seen with health care and financial reform, it’s the way this administration rolls.
Tags: Edward R. Murrow, journalism, Lara Logan, reality bites
Murrow is long dead now, and instead we have Lara Logan whose motto is “never report the truth if it might embarrass those in power.”
Tags: budget meal, cooking on a budget, DIY
After watching that, I’m sure you’re feeling a bit philosophical. Why not enjoy an episode of Three Minute Philosophy?
Tags: American Dream, George Carlin
Tags: BP, C.S. Muncy, Grand Isle, Louisiana, oil spill
(NOLA.com) The Coast Guard has put new restrictions in place across the Gulf Coast that prevent the public – including news photographers and reporters covering the BP oil spill – from coming within 65 feet of any response vessels or booms on the water or on beaches.
This video was shot just prior to the unofficial rule being made official:
Tags: american history, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Staples Singers
Today is the 46th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which outlawed unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public.
Tags: NRSC, Republicans, stupidity
The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) is trolling the internet for feedback.
Well, sort of.
It’s a series of ridiculous, white-is-black, down-is-up multiple-choice questions.
The last question is: “Will you help build a strong foundation of Republican grassroots support to ensure the future of the Republican Party and the conservative ideals and principles that we champion?”
I answered “no” and was directed to a page with the message: “We couldn’t find the page you requested.” I figured they were just dumping people who were not going to cough up time or money. Just to be sure I completed the questionnaire a second time but answered the last question “yes.”
Fucking tubes. How do they work?