Friday, October 06, 2006

Getting on the same page

HILL NEWSPAPER EDITORIAL - Hastert and Boehner need to get on the same page or Republican troubles will continue to mount.

U.S. Once Considered Waterboarding a War Crime

Obviously, as with so many things, it depends on whose ox is being gored apparently....

UPI - The [Washington] Post reported that in 1947, the United States charged a Japanese officer, with war crimes for carrying out a form of water-boarding on a U.S. civilian, and according to U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., the officer was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Frist is for cutting and running now!

Of course Cheney won't be accusing him of being weak on security....

Frist Says Afghan War Can't Be Won
From the Associated Press
October 3, 2006

QALAT, Afghanistan — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) said Monday that the war against Taliban guerrillas in Afghanistan could never be won militarily, and he urged support for efforts to bring "people who call themselves Taliban" into the government.

Frist said he learned from military briefings that Taliban fighters were too numerous and had too much popular support to be defeated on the battlefield.

ACLU suit challenging Patriot Act can proceed, says Fed judge

Good news!!!!

In Detroit today, a federal judge turned down the government's request to dismiss an ACLU lawsuit that challenges the constitutionally of the Patriot Act.

Monday, October 02, 2006


Promising News.....Not that the Democrats are that much better, but at least they should slow down the Bush push toward outright fascism.

SENATE - With Tennessee's Ford showing strength in last three polls, the Senate trend is towards the Democrats. Could win between 1 and 8 seats. They need six so are still far short of the comfort zone. They would need to win five of the undecided 7 seats.

HOUSE - It looks good for a House takeover by the Democrats who could win between 9 and 21 seats. They need 15 or 6 of the undecided 12 seats.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

GOP Foley Cover-up Began Last Year!

The Republicans are self-destructing on this in the same way that Fresno State came unglued against Colorado State last night.....

The Mark Foley Saga just keeps getting better.

Not only did the entire Republican House leadership know about Foley’s nasty little habit of trying to fuck his teenaged male congressional pages, but the chairman of the House Page Board was forced to investigate Foley’s creepy behavior more than a year ago.

Rep. John Shimkus (R-Illinois) interviewed Foley about his page problem along with the House clerk. Everybody on the Page Board knew about Foley … everyone but the lone Democrat on the board, Michigan Rep. Dale Kildee, who was intentionally kept out of the loop.