Monday, January 24, 2011

Lift rug, sweep under


A 118-page report issued Monday by the little-known Office of Special Counsel cites numerous violations of the Hatch Act by the Bush-era White House Office of Political Affairs. The report concludes that federal taxpayers footed the bill for improper activities that were intended to advance Republican political candidates.

Friday, January 21, 2011

A Big Negative for the Supreme Court

As far as negatives for the Supreme Court go, it's hard to beat the appointment of George W. Bush as President. Allowing unlimited money into political races (Citizens United) comes in a close second. Compared to these, having the Court's right wing not attend the SOU Address is barely a blip on the wingnut radar.

Maybe Scalia will go hunting with Dick Cheney instead... And Alito can stay home and mouth off to the television.

in reference to:

"“If things devolve to where it looks like an implicit indication of support or non-support for whoever the current president may be, that’s a big negative for the court.”"
- Roberts Decision on Attending Obama `Pep Rally' to Send Message - Bloomberg (view on Google Sidewiki)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A choice about how to live...

I'm sure the families of the thousands of people who died because Dick Cheney wanted to attack Iraq would love to have the choices about extending life that Dick Cheney has.

Just the thought that he could someday take a heart ahead of someone who truly deserves it sickens me.

in reference to:

"So I'll have to make a decision at some point whether or not I want to go for a transplant."
- Cheney may some day need heart transplant - The Oval: Tracking the Obama presidency (view on Google Sidewiki)

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Bird Hunting Lawyers Beware

Lookout, Cheney's hunting again!

in reference to:

"Mr. Cheney, as he did at several holiday receptions in Washington, chatted about his new pump. At one cocktail party, he even opened his coat jacket to show it off. While Mr. Cheney is noticeably thinner — his trademark stiff, one-sided grin now shows up on a markedly leaner face — he is returning, associates say, to his old life, including hunting and socializing."
- With New Heart Pump, Cheney Slowly Resumes Old Life - (view on Google Sidewiki)