Monday, March 24, 2008
Yes, leave it to Uncle "Dick" Cheney to ingratiate himself with the American people. When asked about the milestone of 4,000 troops dead as a result of the 5-year old Iraq War, Uncle Dickie could only reply - They Volunteered.
This, coming from a guy who had not one but 5, yes, count'em, 5 deferments during the Vietnam War. His answer to that one was to the effect - I had different priorities than going over to Vietnam. What a pile of puke and crap. This man should be pistol-whipped and then forced to work at a K-Mart checkout line for the rest of his putrid existence.
But I digress, from the real focus of this rant - "Junior." It seems Dubya had something more nobler to say say - about the loss of 4,000 U.S. soldiers in Iraq. In a burst of brain-addled jubilation, the erstwhile caretaker of the White House intoned:
"One day, people will look back at this moment in history and say, `Thank God there were courageous people willing to serve because they laid the foundation for peace for generations to come,'"
Now, back to Cheney - when confronted with the fact that two-thirds of the American people believed that the Iraq War was not worth fighting for all Cheney could reply back with was a "So?"
Where I come from, we'd call that guy a real DICK! Or, what a friggin' Arsehole!
Maybe now, we can lock these two guys together in a detention cell underneath the Capitol for the duration of this presidency. The justification: temporary incapacity. It just so happens that this state of "incapacity" might very well last until January 20, 2009.
Or just invoke the little-used but still-on-the-books Congressional tool - Civil Contempt:
Thus, the congressional alternative. Instead of referring a contempt citation to the U.S. attorney, a house of Congress can order the sergeant-at-arms to take recalcitrant witnesses into custody and have them held until they agree to cooperate -- i.e., an order of civil contempt. Technically, the witness could be imprisoned somewhere in the bowels of the Capitol, but historically the sergeant-at-arms has turned defendants over to the custody of the warden of the D.C. jail.
Cheney/Bush could be considered recalcitrant witnesses in my book.
Where's the Congressional Sergeant-of-Arms. It's time for the Democrats to send the man with the big boots over to the White House.
Like Nancy Sinatra belted out in her one-hit wonder, "These Boots Are Made For Walking".
Monday, March 17, 2008
The unhappy experience of Bear Stearns proves that it is a lack of confidence, not capital, that ultimately topples even the savviest financial institutions.
“Once you have a run on the bank you are in a death spiral and your assets become worthless,”......
THE SAME DAMN THING APPLIES TO HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON.
There's been a run on her bank -(bank of candor and candidness) - for some time now and consequently she's been locked into an irreversible death spiral.
Her assets are absolutely worthless at this point.
The sad thing about it is that she won't even admit it to herself. That's some kind of leadership quality, huh?
It's obvious to anyone with even half of a brain.
What's even worse is that Hillary won't be getting any bailouts from the Fed!
Posted by Pete Newcome at 4:07 PM
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
"If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position," so says former Democratic vice presidential running mate to Walter Mondale (1984)Geraldine Ferraro.
Irregardless of the context this statement was made in the fact that the issue of race was so directly injected into this campaign by a New York Democratic supporter of Hillary Clinton should convince anyone of the extraordinary lengths that Hillary will go to in order to secure this nomination. And the basis for that assessment? The utter silence from the Clinton camp. This statement has gone unchallenged and only obliquely remarked upon by her campaign and for all practical purposes this constitutes a blanket endorsement of its assertion.
This writer, in a previous post, made note of the untoward comments by Hillary Clinton toward Barack Obama but none were as dastardly as the above-referenced comment by an overzealous, uber Hillary supporter who also just happens to be a member of Hillary's finance committee. Some more reflection on the part of Ms. Ferraro would have been in order but, frankly, it pretty much sums up the whole thrust of Hillary's campaign. All's fair in love and war.
I've come to the conclusion that Hillary is looking at John McCain as a role model and she is fancying herself in a newer, more powerful role - that of a maverick. As a maverick she can shoot from the hip, change course to suit circumstances, backslide on positions, slam your opponent one minute and then turn right around and offer him a vice presidential slot on your ticket.
Hillary Clinton is nothing more than a whirling dervish. She's like a spinning top that is spinning out of control and is meandering in all directions at once. Lust for power will do that to a politician. And make no mistake, lust for power is what Hillary is all about. Any other explanation would only be blatant denial.