Tell Congress: Arrest Karl RoveMore than seven years too late, it appears as if a growing number of congresspersons are realizing that they are part of a co-equal branch of government. After allowing their institution to be disrespected and at times ignored by the executive branch, top officials in Congress are finally expressing a willingness to use their full power under the Constitution to rein in an out-of-control administration.The current target: Karl Rove.Rove has been asked by the House Judiciary Committee to testify about his involvement in the Justice Department’s prosecution and imprisonment of former Alabama Governor Don Siegleman. As Rove has so far refused to testify voluntarily, members of Congress have started sending signals that they are prepared to go to the mattresses over this.
More snippets of fuckwittery, just in case your blood hasn’t boiled today:
Glenn Greenwald lays out the media’s priorities for us in grim detail.
Here are the number of times, according to NEXIS, that various topics have been mentioned in the media over the past thirty days:
“Yoo and torture” – 102
“Mukasey and 9/11″ — 73
“Yoo and Fourth Amendment” — 16
“Obama and bowling” — 1,043
“Obama and Wright” — More than 3,000 (too many to be counted)
“Obama and patriotism” – 1,607
“Clinton and Lewinsky” — 1,079
Listen to me, you vapid piece of shit windbags: torture memos, lying Attorney Generals, and our fucking government declaring the Fourth Amendment null is a fuck of a lot more important than fucking bowling, fucking preachers, fucking fake standards of patriotrism, and fucking fucking, all right?
These people piss me off like you would not believe. I wish I weren’t an atheist so I could hope there was a special hell reserved for them, wherein they were forced to watch Helen Thomas get all the awards, recognition, and money they grovel in the dirt for. Grr, argh.
And speaking of people who piss me off:
John McCain’s latest big foreign policy speech was, bizarrely, reported as him positioning himself as more moderate than George W. Bush. Talking to rightwing radio, though, McCain is singing a different tune, emphasizing that “no one has supported President Bush on Iraq more than I have.” He goes on to explain that “there are many national security issues that I have strongly supported the president and steadfastly so.”
In some respects, though, McCain has been a less-than-steadfast supporter of Bush. He, for example, spent most of 1999 and 2000 criticizing Bush for being unwilling to adopt a doctrine of rogue state rollback. Back in 2002 while Bush was unwilling to publicly argue for invading Iraq, McCain was doing it. And while Bush was full of talk about disarmament, McCain was clear from the start that he would settle only for regime change. McCain spent a lot of time criticizing Bush for not sending enough Americans over to Iraq to be killed, and
has also been known to criticize Bush for insufficient saber-rattling directed at such countries as Iran, Syria, and Russia. So, really, it’s not fair to say that McCain is just like Bush — he’s been a much more consistent proponent of the worst policies associated with the Bush administration. [emphasis added]
No offense, Mom and Dad, but if you vote for this assclown, it’s going to be really fucking hard to ever trust you again.
Awgods. Blood pressure. Rising. Must. Think. Happy thoughts. Happy….