29 June 2005

Rove Republicans prepare for war

A twelve-step program.
  1. Deploy 101st Fighting Keyboarders
  2. Cut taxes for the $300,000-and-up income bracket
  3. Tell citizens to continue shopping
  4. Cut taxes on capital gains
  5. Begin “fixing” intelligence and facts
  6. Undermine Secretary of State with humiliating U.N. presentation
  7. Repeal estate tax
  8. Alienate remaining international allies
  9. Distribute magnetic “support the troops” ribbons
  10. Prepare U.S.S. Lincoln for critical photo op
  11. Dispatch preparatory rose-petal-cleanup detail for Baghdad, Mosul, Basra, Najaf, Fallujah, etc. 
  12. Blame failure on liberals

17 June 2005

Senator Narcissus?

A glimpse of the office wall belonging to a popular Arizona Senator.


  1. Excessive love or admiration of oneself. See Synonyms at conceit.
  2. A psychological condition characterized by self-preoccupation, lack of empathy, and unconscious deficits in self-esteem.

She's One of Us!

Benson's view, in today's Arizona Republic.

The President has been actively engaged in a conspiracy to deceive and mislead the United States Congress and the American people

Long time CIA analyst Ray McGovern, former Air Force Colonel Karen U. Kwiatkowski, former US diplomat and Army colonel Ann Wright, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, Cindy Sheehan and others testify in a hearing held by U.S. representative John Conyers regarding the Downing Street Memo. It is an inquiry into whether or not President Bush has committed impeachable offenses in connection with the Iraq war.

The hearing didn't receive a great deal of mainstream media attention (though here's a NY Times article on the matter), but there's been a huge public outcry over the developing story that President Bush's "fact fixing" over the justfiication over a preemptive war — over one million page hits a day for

There's actually more than one memo, and here's a nice breakdown of seven Downing Street documents and how they point to Bush having decided well in advance to go to war. Justin Raimondo examines the importance of these documents, that goes beyond the headlines.

5 June 2005

The most humanitarian thing that anyone can do for those trying to sneak into the country in June, July and August is to turn them away

E.J. Montini comments on the "human rights" marchers is dead on. He writes the best way to do good would be to shut off the border crossings.
If the Minutemen and the human rights marchers were to meet at the border these days, it might be possible for individuals who usually face off across an ideological boundary to join forces and save lives.