This was fairly apparent from the get-go. It was a "live press conference" that only Drudge saw.Comment Posted By jpe On 2.04.2007 @ 15:56
Isn't the pork disclosure the fruit of the democrats' pork reform? (mmm.....pork fruit)Comment Posted By jpe On 22.03.2007 @ 06:31
Many booed loudly as the protesters passed, turned their backs to them or yelled, â€œIf you donâ€™t like America, get out!â€
I wonder how long it took them to think of that clever riposte.Comment Posted By jpe On 18.03.2007 @ 15:19
Hey politics has been an ugly business since day one and it isnâ€™t going to change even by some â€œrealâ€ conservitives getting PC.
I don't think this is about being PC; it's about not being an ass. Or, as Rick put it, about being a gentleman.Comment Posted By jpe On 4.03.2007 @ 23:01
nobody would even know her name if she were not being ceaselessly promoted by the major TV and radio networks.
Yeah, it's the media. It has nothing to do with the fact that many conservatives agree with her substantively and enjoy her rhetoric. c'mon.....Comment Posted By jpe On 4.03.2007 @ 10:31
Their entire strategy consists of sneaking around like criminals instead of standing up forcefully and proudly for what they believe. It truly is nauseating.
The GOP did that for the last 8 years. It's hard to see your outrage as anything other than political posturing.Comment Posted By jpe On 23.02.2007 @ 14:05
Your post is eminently well-reasoned re: Pakistan and Musharaff's difficult position.
What rankles this liberal is Bush's abolutist rhetoric on virtually every other topic. Newspapers - newspapers! - are "aiding the enemy", but a country that actually is aiding and harboring al-Qaeda gets a pass.
That kind of Janus-faced behavior, while not especially important substantively, is supremely hackish and irksome.Comment Posted By jpe On 19.02.2007 @ 15:55
IF IT IS POSSIBLE TO DO TODAY, WHY DIDNâ€™T THE ADMINISTRATION COME UP WITH THIS â€œINNOVATIVEâ€ ARRANGEMENT WITH THE FISA COURT FROM THE BEGINNING?
What's been the central constitutional project of this administration? From the get-go, they've been centered around the expansion of executive power, more or less for its own sake.Comment Posted By jpe On 18.01.2007 @ 12:30
If there is a problem with listening to communications coming across the border, then I suspect Custons has been violating our rights with warrentless searches as we return to the country.
The right to be free from warrantless wiretaps is statutory, not Constitutional. If Congress said you couldn't be searched coming across the border w/o a warrant and the President ordered those searches anyways, he'd be violating the law and your rights under the statute.
That's exactly what has happened with the warrantless wiretapping.Comment Posted By jpe On 18.01.2007 @ 11:54
...allow me first to slap all of you lefties around a bit for...mak[ing] the bad Mr. Goode a poster boy of sorts for that constituency.
Why bother when you do it for us? Take 'er away:
But beyond the shameless, shallow pandering by Goode is a revealed truth; that too often Republican politicians are using this â€œtraditional valuesâ€ theme to capitalize on some unimagined fear as in the case of Goode and his phantom Muslims. We also see other individual groups like gays targeted as somehow being in conflict with traditional American values â€“ as if these values are practiced by people solely as a result of their religion, sexual orientation, ethnic heritage, or any other qualifier that a politician seeks to use to drive a wedge between us.
Put perfectly. Straight out of a Kos Diary.Comment Posted By jpe On 21.12.2006 @ 21:10