Friday, October 06, 2006

  • Need any more proof that FOX is a dishonest, partisan organization? Caught repeatedly labeling Foley as "(D-FL)" instead of the correct "(R-FL)". If for every Republican gone bad they'd like to simply re-label a Dem, congress would've been bursting at the seams with "D"'s a long time ago....

  • Another must-see Olbermann commentary. Watch it, excellent stuff. My favorite line, "Why have you chosen to go down in history as the president who made things up?" And based on the seething roll Keith is on of late, you may not get the chance to see/hear him much longer (word is his bosses lean hard right....).

  • This Washington Post article summarizes most of the circulating conspiracy theories about the administration pulling out all the stops to drive down gas prices at the pump. Unlike most conspiracies which are based on quotes from anonymous sources and typically require a few leaps of faith, these theories do not. I'm particularly intrigued by the Goldman Sachs (new Treasury Secretary Paulson is from Goldman)"mysterious" change in their commodity index, setting off billions of dollars in selling of gas futures, causing a domino effect in other commodities. Hmm, what a coincidence, luring Goldman's top-dog to take a HUGE pay cut by becoming Treasury's top-dog and then shortly thereafter Goldman Sachs makes this unexpected decision, serving to dramatically drive down gas prices (and note, the 25-year seasonal tendency for crude has been to dramatically rise in August & September)....

  • But I thought Bush and his people barely knew Jack Abramoff?
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A key aide to presidential political strategist Karl Rove resigned Friday in the wake of congressional report that listed hundreds of contacts between disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and the White House.
  • White House deputy press secretary Dana Perino said, "The president thanked him [Hastert] for going out and making a clear public statement that said the House leadership takes responsibility and is accountable." Yeah, that's what Denny did. His statement was oh-so-clear, stating the buck stops with him but then saying he did nothing wrong, "obviously." But I ask Perino, with regards to Iraq, when will Bush make "a clear public statement that...takes responsibility and is accountable"?

  • Just comedy. Condi Rice returns from a "surprise" trip to Iraq and proclaims we're "making progress," and yet Republican Sen. John Warner returns from a similar trip at about the same time and proclaims key parts of the country have taken "steps backward." Uh, well which is it? Progress or regress? A sad, pathetic joke.
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