Some of us in our local Dem group (including me) are in slow recovery today - emerging with profound relief from our collective states of stunned shock and drop dead fear- after seeing the piece on Buzz Flash about the GOP's attempt to change the Constitution to install Bush for a third term. I know, I know, you are dropping dead as you read this. Not to worry! Don't die! Stop the heart attack or stroke this second. Your votes are needed, for one thing......
To change the Constitution it takes:
2/3 of the Congress
2/3 of the Senate
3/4 of the states must ratify.
It ain't going to happen, any time soon, even with the GOP vote cheating mechansims and Blackwell type characters in place. Besides, we know from the happiness polls that more of us disapprove of King W than approve....Many in his own party don't even want King W anymore.
Tonight's news is dedicated to King W's resounding successes and accomplishments as our leader.
GOP WORRIED ABOUT BUSH'S PROBLEMS.
UH OH. Trouble in paradise.
GOP WORRIED ABOUT BUSH PROBLEMS
ER - Back to a state of shock, UH - I'll believe it when I see it happen.
GOP SENATOR WHO RENAMED FRENCH FRIES FREEDOM FRIES WILL BE A PLAYER IN THE DSM HEARINGS
Found on Raw Story.
FREEDOM FRY GUY WILL CO SPONSOR DSM INVESTIGATION
ABDUCTIONS A DAILY EVENT IN IRAQ
Iraqi families have to pay up to $50,000. to save their loved ones' lives.
The Iraqis must be so grateful to Bush for liberating them.
DAILY ABDUCTIONS IN IRAQ
TWENTY THREE IRAQI SOLDIERS KILLED IN SUICIDE BOMBING IN MILITARY RESTAURANT
From NYT via Truthout
23 IRAQI SOLDIERS KILLED TODAY
NAIL IT TO THE WHITE HOUSE DOOR
Writes William Rivers Pitts of Truthout concerning the DSM. As always, Will is awesome.
NAIL IT TO THE DOOR
DEFINITION OF INSANITY
Molly Ivins says it all. A Texan, Ms. Ivins fully appreciates the wheelings and dealings from one of the most politically corrupt states in the U.S.
MOLLY IVINS ON THE BUSH PEOPLE
CRACKS IN THE IRAQ STORY
This is rather surprising. CBS NEWS.com posted a piece on DSM from The American Prospect.
By Matthew Yglesias
But what were they thinking? Lowballing the likely costs of war to build public support makes sense in a cynical-scumbag kind of way, but how is it that these lowballs seem to have become the actual basis for real-world policy? Nobody knows. Nobody knows because all the memos we've seen are British; but the United States surely produces memos of its own. Plenty of Republican senators -- including key members of the Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees -- have gotten positive reviews in the media and even from liberals for breaking at times with the White House line that all is well in Iraq. But where have the investigations been? A hearing here, a subpoena there, some kind of indication that the Republican Party stands for something other than the greater glory of President George W. Bush could bring this all to light. Clearly, what we do in Iraq from here is more important than rehashing how we got there in the first place. But we can't even begin to formulate an Iraq policy without confidence that the policymakers are telling us something resembling the truth about what they're trying to do and why.
CBS NEWS ON DSM
NEWSPAPERS COVERING IRAQ
FOUR OF THE BIG 5 REMAIN SILENT: USA TODAY, WALL STREET JOURNAL, NEW YORK TIMES, LA TIMES
What is their problem?
Interesting to note that a lot of so-called Red State newspapers are demanding answers on DSM.
WHO IS COVERING DSM AND WHO IS NOT