Tuesday, March 23, 2004


Once again an excellent point is made at DU:

Well, I officially live in the State of Insanity (Oklahoma), Terry Nichols' trial began today. He is already serving a life sentence/no parole for the Murrah bombing (McVeigh accomplice) but the compassionate conservatives who infest this state find it necessary to spend 10 to 20 million to try and convict him of murder so they can strap him down and inject poison.

But that's okay...the crumbling bridges, schools and roads can wait.

That pretty much sums up why I'm against the death penalty: It's not a deterrent, it's a waste of money, and it's state sponsored revenge instead of justice.


Monday, March 22, 2004


I'm sure the Clarke interview on 60 Minutes will allow the right wing to trot out the line they used on Paul O'Neill, where anyone who worked for Bush and now realizes what a douchebag he is must be full of sour grapes. And an America-hating terrorist.


Sunday, March 21, 2004


This made the rounds over at DU, and I want to share it here too:

Things you have to believe to be a Republican today.

1. Being a drug addict is a moral failing and a crime, unless you're a conservative radio host. Then it's an illness and you need our prayers for your recovery.

2. The United States should get out of the United Nations, and our highest national priority is enforcing U. N. resolutions against Iraq.

3. Government should relax regulation of Big Business and Big Money but crack down on individuals who use marijuana to relieve the pain of illness.

4. "Standing Tall" for America means firing your workers and moving their jobs to India.

5. A woman can't be trusted with decisions about her own body, but multi-national corporations can make decisions affecting all humankind without regulation.

6. Jesus loves you, and shares your hatred of homosexuals and Hillary Clinton.

7. The best way to improve military morale is to praise the troops in speeches while slashing veterans' benefits and combat pay.

8. Group sex and drug use are degenerate sins unless you someday run for governor of California as a Republican.

9. If condoms are kept out of schools, adolescents won't have sex.

10. A good way to fight terrorism is to belittle our long-time allies, then demand their cooperation and money.

11. HMOs and insurance companies have the best interests of the public at heart.

12. Providing health care to all Iraqis is sound policy. Providing
health care to all Americans is socialism.

13. Global warming and tobacco's link to cancer are junk science, but creationism should be taught in schools.

14. Saddam was a good guy when Reagan armed him, a bad guy when Bush's daddy made war on him, a good guy when Cheney did business with him and a bad guy when Bush needed a "we can't find Bin Laden" diversion.

15. A president lying about an extramarital affair is an impeachable
offense. A president lying to enlist support for a war in which thousands die is solid defense policy.

16. Government should limit itself to the powers named in the Constitution, which include banning gay marriages and censoring the

17. The public has a right to know about Hillary's cattle trades, but George Bush's driving record is none of our business.

18. You support states' rights, which means Attorney General John Ashcroft can tell states what local voter initiatives they have a right to adopt.

19. What Bill Clinton did in the 1960s is of vital national interest, but what Bush did in the 1980s is irrelevant.

20. Trade with Cuba is wrong because the country is communist, but trade with China and Vietnam is vital to a spirit of international harmony.


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