It is a well known fact that Bush talks to God. What has not been proven is whether or not God talks to him.
Well, the proof has arrived. My pastor here in Los Angeles is pretty well respected up in Heaven. He gets to see a lot of their internal memos. When he saw this one, he called me immediately.
"You gotta see this!" said my pastor. "But I'm giving it to you on double-super-secret-background." (Apparently God is a maniac about leaks)
So, without naming my source, I am posting the leaked memo in its entirety.
(Cross-posted at My Left Wing
We all have one. Some of us have more than others, but unless we live cloistered in some glorious liberal bubble, we all have at least one wingnut who is unavoidably in our lives.
Drip, drip, drip... This time it's Ted Rall
As far as we know, no one on what passes for the "left" (which would be the center-right anywhere else) has betrayed the United States in the GWOT. No anti-Bush progressive has made common cause with Al Qaeda, Hamas, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan or any other officially designated "terrorist" group. No American liberal has handed over classified information or worked to undermine the CIA.
But it now appears that Karl Rove, GOP golden boy, has done exactly that.
The years of the Bush presidency will be remembered as a time when American media, for the most part, practiced stenography to power --and when once-great newspapers became little more than what the reformers of another time referred to as "the kept press."
John Nichols, The Nation, June 18th, 2005. LINK. Also at Yahoo.
"The Downing Street Memo confirms what I witnessed and have been writing about... It all fits, and should lead to a deluge of related documents and witnesses." - Lt. Col Karen Kwiatkowski
This past Sunday afternoon, a contingent of Southern California Kossacks decided to attend Rep. Brad Sherman's town hall meeting to ask him why his signature did not appear on either of John Conyers' recent letters to Bush (May 5th, regarding the DSM; May 12, requesting a Special Counsel regarding torture).
We've all heard the quotes, we've all seen pundits burying funny little Boltonisms within larger frames about how "a President deserves to get the people he wants" - we've heard it all before.
But how many of us have seen it?? I hadn't seen it. Those who have, please enjoy the memory. Those who haven't, continue reading for a good, visceral taste of the sort of whacko our Dear Leader hopes to put in the UN building...
(This is LONG, I know. But, trust me, it's important.)
I think I've finally figured it out. I think I've finally gotten a peek inside their playbook - their thick, leather-bound playbook - and what I saw was quite scary:
We are in the middle of a multi-pronged parallel assault that would have made Von Clausewitz proud - something I'll explain below the fold.
I know it's already on the rec list. Sometimes, you just wish you could recommend more than once. This is one of those times.
That said, I proudly draw your attention to gwhayduke's diary "Bush States Treasury May Default.
For the first time in ages, I feel like we've reached a critical mass in our opposition to this president. With the Schiavo mess, the daily revelations of new DeLay fuckups and now this, I think we're at the point where one good push could put these fuckers on their heels.
By "this," I mean the revelation that Bush is now so desperate over the state of his Social Security push, that he's hinting that the Treasury may default on the bonds which secure the SS Trust Fund.
To anyone who's followed the saga of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas, today's news
will come as no surprise.
From the dKOSOPEDIA "Kossary"
snarky: Adjective describing a witty mannerism, personality, or behavior that is a combination of sarcasm and cynicism; subversive, sneaky, clever, mean. (Maryscott OConnor)
After a long period of wondering whether or not our earnest outrage at the onslaught of Republican evildoing had utterly robbed us of our capacity for snark, I find myself compiling a list of today's posts that makes The Onion read like a mouthful of sand.