Archive for May, 2006
So Dick Cheney’s daughter had an intersting interview with Chris Wallace ironically on FOX.Â How awful that her father and W ran on a ticket thatÂ wanted to deny gay people from getting married and from adopting children.Â Mary Cheney had to support them and defend them knowing that they wanted people to think she was a second class citizen or “of the devil” as many good Christians believe.
Read it before it goes away
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
how much money do you make?Keep that number in mind and then go hereÂ
look at the chart and find out how YOU will benefit from the tax cuts that were just approved by Congress.Â
Speaking of taxes look at what the repeal of the Estate (Death Tax) is costing YOU the taxpayerÂ
United for a Fair Economy and Public Citizen released a new report unveiling the 18 mega-rich families who are the primary financial influence behind the decades long effort to repeal the estate tax. As detailed in the report, Spending Millions to Save Billions, the families include the candy magnate Mars family, the Waltons – owners of Wal-Mart stores, the Gallo wine dynasty, the Kochs of Koch Industries and Dorrance family of the Campbellâ€™s Soup Company. Together, they are worth a total of $185.5 billion and would save upwards of $71.6 billion if the tax was repealed.
While taking calls on your radio talk show…saying no comment…IS avoiding the question!!!!Â Saying you are not avoiding the question…after saying no comment…does not make it so.Â
How did he do that?
While you are at it here is the video of him guest hosting the Pat Sajak Show when the audience had to be cleared out just so the show could finish.http://www.panopticist.com/archives/187.html
And make sure to see what other presidents saaid about their great achievements.
We have before us in the White House a thief who steals the country’s good name and reputation for his private interest and personal use; a liar who seeks to instill in the American people a state of fear; a televangelist who engages the United States in a never-ending crusade against all the world’s evil, a wastrel who squanders a vast sum of the nation’s wealth on what turns out to be a recruiting drive certain to multiply the host of our enemies. In a word, a criminalâ€”known to be armed and shown to be dangerous. Under the three-strike rule available to the courts in California, judges sentence people to life in jail for having stolen from Wal-Mart a set of golf clubs or a child’s tricycle. Who then calls strikes on President Bush, and how many more does he get before being sent down on waivers to one of the Texas Prison Leagues?
Colbert spoke directly to W about his transgressions, then the next day Ray McGovern spoke directly to Donald Rumsfeld about his.Â Both should receive Medals of Freedom for simply speaking the truth when the truth is such a rare commodity these days.Â McGovern video below.
A great post in MediaMatters.org on the roast
How strange it is to prefer to be talked about behind your back, as opposed to your face; how cowardly of them
Of course way too much is being made of Mr. Colbert’s satirical speech supporting the president; but seeing as the subject remains in play…
Does it occur to you that Mr. Colbert’s monologue at the dinner (again, delivered as a satire of a supporter of the president) was nothing different from anything he’d say as host of his nightly television show?
He nightly (and satirically) bashes the liberal media as “destroying America”; he nightly supports everything about the president (I love it when he asks Congresspersons “George W. Bush: great president, or greatest president ever?”); he nightly lampoons the Iraq debacle by voicing (satirical) support for it (he asks those same Congresspersons “Iraq: great war, or greatest war ever?”); he nightly satirizes all things about the Administration (I like when he inexplicably turns and looks right into the camera, and out of nowhere triumphantly declares “activist judges!”, as though that single phrase should tilt all public discourse on the courts in one direction); he told the head of the ACLU right to his face that he was hurting America (the ACLUer responded with a smile, and a loud retort; he played his part well); he bashed Ralph Nader (who didn’t do as well)…
And Mr. Colbert agreed completely with William Kristol on everything he stands for, and in the process exposed Kristol as a cheap mouthpiece for the Administration who didn’t have the courage to publicly confirm his own convictions; all he could was grin the determined grin of the guilty, and stammer “I’m speechless”.
It was the state-of-the-art in satire, and it was simply just another one of Mr. Colbert’s nightly television shows.
What made the dinner speech any different from what he presents nightly?
HE SAID IT RIGHT TO THEIR FACES IS THE DIFFERENCE.
And did you see them sit there, “speechless” and grinning the determined grin of the guilty; it was the same response as Kristol’s, but multiplied by hundreds.
RIGHT TO THEIR FACES WAS THE ONLY THING DIFFERENT.
I loved it (obviously); so did millions upon millions of Americans who have not the opportunity to speak to the Administration (and it’s many hacks) right to their faces.
It was a great job; the professional satirist did a great job.
It was satire as good as I can possibly imagine it could ever get; better even.
1-Â Â Â Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central is VERY good on his show but his roast of George W Bush is simply legendary- …it is a long read and a 25 minute video but it is amazing that someone actually said this stuff.Â The text is here
Â the video is here
Â 1.1-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â You must view this video of Stephen Colbert and Bill Kristol. Stephen Colbert is such a genius of saying one thing and meaning something completely different.Â http://www.comedycentral.com/sitewide/media_player/play.jhtml?itemId=63216
1.2-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â TBA
1.3-Â Â Â Â Â Â Â TBA
Â 2-Â I usually keep away from dumb jokes but this one ties in all sorts of things from the news
Â How many members of the Bush administration does it take to change a light bulb?
One to call Fox News so they can broadcast a story denying that the light bulb needed to be changed in the first place
One to attack the patriotism of anyone who says the light bulb needs to be changed
One to blame Bill and Hillary for burning out the light bulb
One to arrange the invasion of a country rumored to have caused the light bulb to burn out and to find the stockpile of light bulbs
One to give a billion dollar no-bid contract to Halliburton for the new light bulb
One to arrange a photograph of Bush, dressed as a janitor, standing on a step ladder under the banner: Light Bulb Change Accomplished
One administration insider to resign and write a book documenting in detail how Bush was literally in the dark
One to viciously smear 7
One surrogate to campaign on TV and at rallies on how George Bush has had a strong light-bulb-changing policy all along
One to arrange a Press Conference where Bush will tell everyone that he is the “Decider” and he decided all alone that the light bulb needed changing
And it never really gets fixed.