Calling Them On It

Before we break our arms patting the Senate on the back over DADT repeal, watch Cong. Anthony Weiner (D-New York) put the Senate on notice to pass the 9-11 First Responders bill before the Christmas break.  I reiterate my position that any member of Congress, House or Senate, who refuses to not only vote for this bill but actively push for its passage is a cowardly douche-bag who deserves to be publicly flogged.  Opposing this bill for some sort of twisted procedural advantage is even worse!  MAN UP, SENATE!

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Published in: on December 18, 2010 at 4:01 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Susan Collins: Profile In Courage

She called the police on 9-11 First Responders.

She.

Called.

The.

Police.

And she’s allegedly a moderate!

Published in: on December 16, 2010 at 3:58 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Words Fail Me

Just when I think it is not humanly possible for Sarah Palin to get any dumber, this comes along.

And how fitting that this empty suit should ghoulishly exploit the 9-11 anniversary with a despicable fear-mongering scumbag like Glenn Beck?

Published in: on September 14, 2010 at 9:07 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Stomach Churning, Part III

Those morons in the last post? They are officially less tolerant than HEZBOLLAH!

Also, thanks for doing Al Qaeda’s recruiting for them, you assholes.  Why not just throw a bake sale for Osama bin Laden next?

Lastly, FOX “News” is run by terrorists.

Stomach Churning

The amount of religious bigotry, or more to the point shameless political pandering to religious bigotry, over the Cordoba House frankly makes even a cynic like me nauseous.  Truly breathtaking how quickly some are willing to abandon the Constitution.  It’s even more amazing when you consider that Imam Feisel Abdul Rauf, a Sufi Muslim, worked with the FBI on counter-terrorism and the Bush Administration in promoting America in the Muslim world.  In fact, he’s about to embark on a world speaking tour highlighting, pardon the irony, America’s tradition of religious tolerance.  Meanwhile, Rick Lazio, a particularly virulent scumbag, is even using footage of the 9-11 attacks in his campaign ads blasting Cordoba House.  Bigotry isn’t supposed to be logical, but this is just stupid, not to mention repulsive and un-American.

UPDATE: Congressman Roy Blunt (R-Missouri)?  Also an asshole.

UPDATE 2:  To all you sunshine patriots attacking the religious freedom of Muslims in America, please look the mother of Specialist Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan (U.S. Army) in the eye and tell her that her son was not a “Real America.”

UPDATE 3: Right Wing lies spew forth so quickly it’s hard to keep up.  The latest (for me, anyway)?  Evil liberal Muslim fascist Nazis allow giant mega-mosque but kill Santa Claus by denying permit to rebuild St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.  In reality:  total bullshit.

Today In History

Published in: on September 12, 2007 at 8:54 am  Leave a Comment  

What Might Have Been, Part II

In Newsweek, Jonathan Alter explores an alternate history where Bush ignores the neo-cons in his response to 9/11. It’s not very realistic, of course; Bush is a neo-con, not their prisoner or their puppet, but it shows how the world might’ve been a much better place, even without Al Gore in the White House.

Published in: on September 14, 2006 at 4:20 am  Leave a Comment  

Back Then

On September 11, 2001, I was in court in the old Civil Courts Building in dowtown Fort Worth. I think I heard on the radio just as I was arriving that a plane had hit the World Trade Center, and I was immediately reminded of the Army Air Corps bomber that crashed into the Empire State Building in 1946. It wasn’t until much later in the morning that I overheard other attorneys discussing the second plane and the second tower, and then my reaction was, “Please God, don’t let it be one of us again!” I was thinking more in terms of Timothy McVeigh than Osama bin Laden at that point. The attorney on the other side of my case said he had a relative in New York. We negotiated a settlement, but by that time the building was being evacuated and we had a difficult time locating a judge to sign off. On the way to the office, I listened to the news on the radio, but I didn’t really comprehend how bad it was until I was back. We all crowded around the television in the conference room and I watched the towers collapse with a sick, sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. I watched members of Congress standing on the steps on the Capitol singing “God Bless America,” and I felt proud, but I was already wondering how long that spirit would last. I thought about all my friends in the military and I wondered where they would be going and how soon. That’s how my day went, back then.

Published in: on September 11, 2006 at 11:09 pm  Leave a Comment  

Back Then

On September 11, 2001, I was in court in the old Civil Courts Building in dowtown Fort Worth. I think I heard on the radio just as I was arriving that a plane had hit the World Trade Center, and I was immediately reminded of the Army Air Corps bomber that crashed into the Empire State Building in 1946. It wasn’t until much later in the morning that I overheard other attorneys discussing the second plane and the second tower, and then my reaction was, “Please God, don’t let it be one of us again!” I was thinking more in terms of Timothy McVeigh than Osama bin Laden at that point. The attorney on the other side of my case said he had a relative in New York. We negotiated a settlement, but by that time the building was being evacuated and we had a difficult time locating a judge to sign off. On the way to the office, I listened to the news on the radio, but I didn’t really comprehend how bad it was until I was back. We all crowded around the television in the conference room and I watched the towers collapse with a sick, sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. I watched members of Congress standing on the steps on the Capitol singing “God Bless America,” and I felt proud, but I was already wondering how long that spirit would last. I thought about all my friends in the military and I wondered where they would be going and how soon. That’s how my day went, back then.

Published in: on September 11, 2006 at 4:09 pm  Leave a Comment  

Conservative Hypocrisy Watch, Part II

Glenn Greenwald points out that Republicans are shocked! shocked and appalled! that elected officials would try to censor a political mini-series…unless of course the mini-series is about Ronald Reagan and the elected officials are Republicans.