Friday, April 08, 2005

He's backkkkkk.....

Jeff Gannon turned the National Press Club into his personal defense playground today, and thankfully, the rest of the panel kicked his ass. Gannon even had the audacity to say Fox News was "hardly conservative" and tried to make the pointed questions an issue of parsing "just like Clinton did (summary of his comments, not actual quotes). He "persevered" to get into the press room, but refused to give specifics. He said that the male escort sites are "allegations" and he "won't comment on such allegations."

There are many things that can be said about him, but let me put it this way. I wrote him a letter when this thing blew up. He did not respond. He went into hiding. He's come back now, being angrier than ever. But one thing has not changed.

Jeff Gannon is completely and utterly full of shit.

He just can't help himself, can he?

President Bush took pains today to differ with former President Clinton about the legacy of Pope John Paul II. He could not have been more effusive in his praise.


Catchup time

You are all probably wondering why I didn't post yesterday. Well, quite simply, I fell asleep. Two weeks of little sleep catches up to you, and my body crashed yesterday. The good news? I feel better now.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

And some more DeLay

Yes, yes, yes, the man known as the majority leader in the House, Tom DeLay, apparently has been funneling PAC money to his wife and daughter, over half a million dollars, to be exact. And the American Conservative Union, meanwhile, continues to back this man. Amazing that no morals exist anymore for conservative leaders. The only morals they have are the false ones they preach for political gain. It's a sad, sick situation. You know what, though? I want him to keep his job, right until 2006 when someone knocks this clown off. They can be Republican, Democrat, independent, doesn't matter, just so long as they have a real understanding of moral values, and act in a bipartisan manner. DeLay is the master of divide, so let's find someone who knows how to conquer, shall we?

Late Update: This quote is so full of it. From the New York Times: His spokesman, Dan Allen, said Mr. DeLay would not agree to an interview with The Times on Wednesday. "The fact that The New York Times is targeting Congressman Tom DeLay is the height of hypocrisy. The fact is that Democrats are doing the same thing, and The New York Times is not singling them out on the front page."

Of course, no example is given. Of course, the statement is not vetted. So, again, the supposedly liberal New York Times runs a completely unverified conservative accusation in a front-page story. Who is Allen kidding? I swear, these people divorced reality ten years ago, and they live in a fantasyland. Sick, sick, sick.

I'm so stoked...

for the next season of The West Wing already. I mean, the fifth season started strong and wheezed to a finish. The sixth season started changing that. Strong episodes, cliffhangers, and the ticket no one could EVER have imagined with Matt Santos and Leo McGarry. If people aren't watching this en masse next fall, I'll be stunned beyond belief.

Monday, April 04, 2005

A couple of notes

First of all, this blog is going to be in semi-remission for a little while. I'm dealing with some very personal problems right now, and they are precluding me from doing the work I would normally be doing. I greatly apologize for this, and hopefully things will get better soon so I can resume full-time blogging.

Secondly, wingnuts just can't help themselves. This is a well-known fact. But Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) just joined the Tom DeLay school of royal screwballs. This is from the Senate floor earlier today (hat tip: Josh at TPM)

"I don't know if there is a cause-and-effect connection but we have seen some recent episodes of courthouse violence in this country. Certainly nothing new, but we seem to have run through a spate of courthouse violence recently that's been on the news and I wonder whether there may be some connection between the perception in some quarters on some occasions where judges are making political decisions yet are unaccountable to the public, that it builds up and builds up and builds up to the point where some people engage in - engage in violence."

Wow. Blame the killing of a Chicago judge's parents on her "activism." I mean, all she did was be rough on white supremacists, but I guess that's being an "activist" in Cornyn's eyes. Hood in the closet, perhaps?

Or, better yet, a rapist on trial shoots the judge, court reporter and a deputy to death. Because presiding over a rape trial is really activist. Does Cornyn sympathize with rapists and murderers? Is a presiding judge at a rape trial an "activist"?

Yeah, that's what I thought. And since Cornyn's all into biblical judgements, perhaps his tongue should be cut out for blasphemy. Or maybe he'll just do us a favor and slap some red duct tape on his mouth.