Sunday, February 11, 2007

Lazy Sunday Morning

So, the scent of a man is important? Wow, you learn somethng new everyday. Usually as the result of spending good money to confirm something that anyone with common sense would have told you for free. One quick word of advice, keep it fresh. Please.

Skippy has added me to his blogroll, courtesy of BlogRoll Amnesty. So, now I'm an official member of blogtopia (Skippy coined that phrase!) The last time he highlighted me, I was in the midst of my first blog redesign. What a long strange trip it's been. Thanks, Skippy.

And they wonder why nobody likes us. In his first major speech since becoming Defense Secretary, Robert Gates has admonished the President of another country, urged other countries to not let a war that we abandoned, be for nothing because it would be "a mark of shame", and tries to justify Guantanamo's existence with the same old "dangerous and committed terrorists" line. The Times makes it look so good, doesn't it? Makes his bluster sound like it passed muster. By way of Yahoo! we get a little more information on some of the more aggressive statements. Definitely winning friends and influencing people. But for who?

When the going get tough, the tough ...abandon all principles in the foolish pursuit of a goal that has eluded them in this lifetime. And they called Kerry a flip-flopper. McCain, the train has left the station, it's too late to buy a ticket. He's definitely a politician, the man has no shame.

Duck! Cheney is playing three card monte with the "powers" of his office. He claims executive powers when he wants to, and the Founding Fathers determined that the Office of the Vice President is part of the Executive branch, not the Legislative branch of office. Does he plan on claiming to be part of the Judicial branch if the Libby case singes his coattails? Does he know what he wants to be when he grows up?

Why didn't (and still doesn't do it very well) the press do a better job of investigating and reporting before the Iraq war began? Inquiring minds want to know, and they aren't all bloggers. The American people deserve a better press corps. Somehow the idea of reporting the news has been replaced with regurgitating press releases. Or reporting the latest entertainment scandal. News, not so much. We have to depend on comedians for that.

Isn't that funny?

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