It looks like Bill Richardson is bowing out as Commerce Secretary due to some ‘conflict of interest’ – he is “citing a pending investigation into a company that has done business with his state.” I like Bill Richardson well enough. I’m not fond of the beard; he looks better in a goatee.
Happened upon this little nugget over at Womanist Musings regarding Ann Coulter’s latest target – Michelle Obama. I’m sorry, but Ann Coulter is nowhere near the league Michelle Obama is in. It’s like comparing my much-loved Jetta to a Rolls, although in the case of Coulter – the defunct Pinto.
Normally I ignore most of the mendacious blather that comes out that Coulters mouth however this particular screed is so rife with falsehood as the render the any reader unconscious with the stench of this shit. How many trees were destroyed so that this woman could spread her falsehoods to the world? Even as an e-book this slime would not be worth the bandwidth.
Of course Coulter only mimes what the Bush administration’s most practiced liars preach, as evidenced by none other than the biggest bald-faced liar, Dick Cheney, as he appeared on ‘Face The Nation’ with Bill Scheiffer this morning. Un-fuckin-believable.
I think that the original campaign was masterfully done in terms of the small, fast moving force as you say, that achieved our initial objectives in taking down the regime and capturing Baghdad, that was a masterful performance.
I think the thing that we underestimated, at least I underestimated, was the damage that had been done to the Iraqi population by all those years of Saddam’s rule, so that there weren’t any Iraqis early on who were willing to stand up and take responsibility for their own affairs. Anybody who had that kind of get up and go in earlier years had had their head chopped off.
As one commenter wrote: “If Cheney was to really face the nation he would be in jail.” A couple of weeks ago, Cheney reportedly had this to say on catching Osama bin Laden.
Vice President Dick Cheney says he’s guessing that al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is still alive, and that capturing him is something the Bush administration “clearly would love to do” in their last few weeks in office.
So the fucker who was instrumental in leading the attack on a country who had absolutely nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks is guessing the one so credited (Osama bin Laden) is still alive. If anything, it should have been THE mission.
Freedonia ……first mentioned in ‘Duck Soup, a Marx brothers vehicle. I’ve never been much really on the brothers but watching Bill Moyer’s Journal today I saw the clips and, thus – rented it. Pretty darned funny. The line that caught my attention was in the singing, “If you think this country’s bad off now. Just wait till I get through with it.” Sound familar? And of course there’s the slogan: Land of the Spree, and the Home of the Knave. There are some terrible financial problems but there’s a way to fix them.
And then there’s the one of them I swear looked like John McCain. I mean, is that even possible?
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