Saturday, November 22, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Associated Press: Some Conn. Democrats still want Lieberman punished

The Associated Press: Some Conn. Democrats still want Lieberman punished:

"'We have no problem with whatever Joe does, but don't do it as a Democrat,' she said. 'If you want to be independent, I can totally respect that and understand that. But be an independent.'"

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Obama Advisers: Torture Prosecutions Not Likely

Obama Advisers: Torture Prosecutions Not Likely:

"'Both for policy and political reasons, it would not be beneficial to spend a lot of time hauling people up before Congress or before grand juries and going over what went on,' Litt said at a Brookings Institution discussion about Obama's legal policy. 'To as great of an extent we can say, the last eight years are over, now we can move forward _ that would be beneficial both to the country and the president, politically.'"

Yes, let's set the precedent that the executive branch is above the law, that disrespect for the constitution and picking and choosing among the first ten amendments is what we expect from our justice department. That would be beneficial to the president, not just politically. How many criminals get to walk away and just say, "Well, my crimes are in the past and I'm not in a position to commit those particular crimes again. Can't we just say the past is over and move on?"

Monday, November 17, 2008

Lieberman again...

yeah, so I'm crazy...

BECK: But do you agree that Senator Hatch said to me that if we don’t at least have the firewall of the filibuster in the Senate that in many ways America will not survive?

LIEBERMAN: Well, I hope it’s not like that, but I fear.

o.k... so unless Lieberman is a lying opportunist it is his moral responsibility to leave the democratic caucus if by staying in the caucus he would give the democrats a 60 seat majority.

If the dems win the remaining senate seats we need to all call Lieberman's office to make sure he will leave the caucus - otherwise I fear America will not survive.

Hollywood Out Of Step With American Morals: Poll

Hollywood Out Of Step With American Morals: Poll

Are these people socialists? obviously the market dictates what hollywood produces, right? so to argue against the cultural products of the industry is to attack America and I for one won't stand for it. Surely they don't trust Big Government to regulate Hollywood?

and this, ladies and germs, is how we split the American right.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Washington Monthly

The Washington Monthly:

"Lieberman, whose committee is responsible for investigating government, declined to hold hearings on the response to Katrina, saying he didn't want to 'play gotcha'. Likewise, he didn't want to investigate Blackwater or other Iraq contractors. As far as the oversight part of his committee chairmanship, he was missing in action.

Oversight matters. It mattered during the Bush administration, and it will matter during an Obama administration. (Naturally, I'd be happier if Obama simply never made any mistakes, but I'm not counting on it, and so I want to have a backup plan.) Since Lieberman has shown no signs of wanting to exercise this function, he should not chair the committee responsible for it. Democrats should not be agonizing over this choice; they should be delighted that they have an excuse to remove a dysfunctional chair from an important committee."