Musings on Murder and Contempt
June 21, 2012

The Drone Murders

The Pakistanis make much of the fact that the United States is sending military drone aircraft into its airspace to kill Pakistanis, including women and children who inconveniently happen to get in the way of Obama’s murderous toys.

The Pakistanis bluster and complain and threaten, but they don’t do the one thing any rational government might do. Shoot the damn things down.

Pakistan has an air force. It has radar. It has air defense. It has missiles. The drones are military aircraft of a foreign nation invading Pakistani airspace and killing civilians. Drones are not the most nimble or speedy craft. Start shooting them down. Yemen, similarly besieged by the D.C. killers, should take similar action.

Otherwise some among us might be tempted to think that these countries enjoy being the killing ground for the primary terrorist state in the world today.

Contempt of Congress?

How amusing is it that a committee of Congress has decided to hold the Attorney General in contempt of Congress?

That would be a House Committee chaired by one of the uglier Republican partisans, Darrell Issa. The short version is that he and his treacherous friends have decided to attack the Presidency for doing pretty much the same thing the last Republican President did. To add to their hypocrisy, it was their Attorney General under that last Republican President who corrupted the entire Department of Justice, but Issa and his crew of thugs (that would comprise the entire Republican Party as it commits a street mugging of American democracy in broad daylight) had nothing to say about Republican corruption of the Justice Department.

But the amusing thing is that any committee of Congress would hold anyone in contempt of Congress.

Some eighty percent of Americans hold Congress in contempt of the American people.

I’d go further and say Congress is in contempt of the American people, the Constitution, the laws of the country, international law, and reason itself.

These people should be running for the hills and hiding under rocks. Unfortunately the people who sent them to Washington are not smart enough to chase them out. In the end there’s just plenty of contempt all around and hardly a bit of functioning brain matter in American politics, especially the Washington version of politics.

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Obligatory Gonzales Post
August 28, 2007

Yeah, I stole the headline from Brad over at Brad’s Brain. It was just too good to resist.

Couple of things.

First off, the little toad said in his public resignation speech “…I have lived the American dream.”

Yes you did. You had a hardscrabble childhood, grew up to go to Harvard Law School, found yourself a rich white guy to suck up to, got yourself installed in the highest legal office in America, and then betrayed everything good this country has ever stood for.

Your dream. An American nightmare.

Good riddance. I hope to hell you end up in a prison cell. Preferably next to your boss.

Second off, how amazingly typical and revealing that Bush blamed everyone but the Toad for the little guy’s downfall. And that he couldn’t even get the speech right.

The Globe quotes Bush as saying “It’s sad we live in a time when a talented and honorable person like Alberto Gonzales is impeded from doing important work because his good name was dragged through the mud for political reasons.”

You’re right, Georgie. These are sad times. That’s on you.

But the Toad is neither talented nor honorable. Hell, he’s not even a good liar. And his ‘important work’? Let’s see – justifying torture, spying on Americans, suspending key provisions of the Bill of Rights, lying to Congress, lying to the American people, and on and on.

But what Bush really said was “It’s sad we live in a time when a talented and honorable person like Alberto Gonzales is impeding [brief pause]  from doing important work because his good name was dragged through the [long pause] mud for political reasons.”

Yes, George, m-u-d spells ‘mud’. You know, that stuff that’s covering you from head to foot, that stuff your brain lives in. The stuff you’ve smeared the country with. Yeah, that mud.

You and the Toad deserve each other, Georgie. But the rest of us, we Americans, we don’t deserve the foul things you’ve done to this country.

Worm Of The Year: Gonzales
July 25, 2007

It’s hard to comment on the Attorney General and his latest bullcrap show before the Senate Judiciary Committee. It’s like watching slimy bugs and worms eating offal.

I think he and Bush must get together evenings to practice smirking.

Has there ever been such a collection of people so utterly lacking in integrity, in honesty, in respect for the law and the Constitution and the people of this country?

I watch this sleazy little man and I know I can never trust anyone in the justice or law enforcement system again. Not cops on the street. Not lawyers who have to deal with the system to survive. Not prosecutors on any level. Not Federal agents involved in investigations and enforcement.

That’s what Bush and his worm Gonzales have done.

If they had set out to deliberately destroy Constitutional government, to corrupt our representative republic beyond repair, they couldn’t have done a better job.

Watching Gonzales, I think it is not possible to come to any other conclusions than that what he has done is deliberate, and he has done it on the orders of his boss.

These two are blatant criminals, with Bush already having confessed to criminal acts. And the Congress sits on its hands and whines. And Republicans continue to put party, power, and broken ideology over flag and country.

Time is running out.

Justice Department Investigates Self
May 31, 2007

Apparently the Justice Department’s inspector general and its office of professional responsibility are going to investigate the Justice Department’s political corruption.

Oh, yeah, that’s got credibility! The most corrupt JD in the history of the country is going to investigate itself and we’re supposed to take that seriously.

Hell, it’s not even possible to take the news media seriously. If the news is coming out of Washington you can bet that a) it’s a lie and b) the news clowns didn’t really look into it. For them to print a story about the Justice Department investigating itself and not headline it with a big bwahahahahahaha is just so wrong! Makes my head hurt.