Pizza for Dinner
Sunday, July 24, 2005
Nothing reinforces political commentary like a string of blog quizzes
|Your Sexy Brazilian Name Is|
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
I'm not sure why this was so amusing, but it was
Friday, July 15, 2005
The number one suspect in the leak of the identity of a CIA agent has been confirmed. I'm hardly surprised that the defense offered was that "Wilson's wife" or "Valerie Plame," the operative's maiden name, were not sufficient identifiers. Please. More people outside of America concentrate on our substantive news than Americans. We're too busy with Desperate Housewives and Britney's expected baby (babies?). (As an aside it's not exactly hard to be distracted from real news. TV news is all schlock and CNN's webpage has a direct feed to Tom Cruise's and Katie Holmes' agents. The Daily Show seriously does rank among the most responsible news programming and it had a sketch with Stephen Colbert's ball cam.) That's more than enough information for anyone with a modem and an attention span to find more personal information or a photo. It compromises her investigations and those of anyone she's been seen with. Whether or not that actually compromises national security, in the real sense and not hypothetical, I don't know. I don't want to know about ongoing CIA investigations. That seems like something for the CIA only.
Regardless of whether it was enough information to identify her or whether it was a crime to give any such information (it was certainly wrong and done for wrong reasons) the Bush administration tipped its hand on the subject by changing their story. That's hardly a new tactic, but by denying Rove's involvement and asserting that the perpetrator would be found and punished they were telling America these actions were wrong. By imprisoning a reporter who refused to acknowledge a source the administration was saying that this was a big deal. And what is happening now that Rove's been identified? Why, the wagon's have circled of course and as Jon Stewart pointed out Rove can only move up in the world from here.
Will Bush's supporters recognize that he either lied about this being a big deal that should result in criminal charges or about Rove being a patriot and finally give up the ghost on this administration's out and out FLIP FLOPPING? The most dismaying part is that probably most will not. People need to support him unequivocally so they can get to sleep at night and not fear the terrorists. Or because they love money or hate gays and muslims. Or because they have simply forgotten that a democracy cannot survive if our leaders are not held to the same standards as the rest of humanity.
Saturday, July 09, 2005
At the grocery store today I saw two nuns drinking starbucks and wandering around the floral/gift section.
It's good to know that wine isn't the only God-approved beverage choice.