Thursday, February 14, 2008


What country is this anyway?

President Bush said today that he plans to veto legislation passed by the Senate that would bar the CIA from waterboarding.

Think about this. Our President is going to use his VETO to overturn legislation PASSED by the Senate that would ban TORTURE? He's going to veto in SUPPORT of torture. Am I the only one who finds this fucking insane beyond all comprehension? What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on here?

And why is Congress grilling baseball players while the Executive Branch is giving our country an Extreme Fascist Makeover? Could it be because the Legislative Branch is complicit in freedom's undoing? Did you see how many Senators voted to grant retroactive immunity to Telecommunications companies? That was the big news earlier this week. The bill absolving these guilty fuckers actually PASSED by a large margin. Not surprising, I suppose, when you consider the industry is a top 5 lobby in Washington. And our Senators voted with THEM, at the expense of US. All while we sit glued to American Idol.

Not all Senators, I should note. A good number of Senators chose to stand by the American people, do the right thing, and vote against it so we could hold these powerful corporations accountable for the lawless invasions of privacy they enabled. Kudos to them. Here's an article for more on the Spy Bill.

Here's the Cliff's Notes version. Your Republican nominee McCain voted to grant the Telcomms immunity. And to think that guy used to stand for something. Obama, not surprisingly, did the right thing and voted against it. Hillary did the Clinton thing and didn't show up for the controversial vote so there wouldn't be a record of her taking a stand one way or the other. It's easier to tell people what they want to hear when you have no record on the subject. That's institutional politics 101.

I hope the people in Pennsylvania and Ohio reward her courage with a vote for the O Bomb. We could use a little integrity up in here.

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