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Maybe switch to Sanka, Dick,
The basic question here that begs
Has less to do with stomachs
Than troops missing arms and legs.

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

Instead of worrying if White House tempers
May become inflamed
They should be thinking of our troops at whom
IEDs are now aimed.

VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have taken impeachment "off the table," but House Judiciary Chair John Conyers (D-MI) is about to put it back on the menu.

Conyers may have been blocked by a timid Pelosi from initiating impeachment hearings immediately into President Bush's crimes against the Constitution, but he's taken the first step anyway, with the anouncement of plans to hold hearings into what is surely the President's gravest abuse of power.
Thursday, 25 January 2007 06:04

Frameshop: Bush Stuck in 'Duck' Frame

Written by

JEFFREY FELDMAN'S FRAMESHOP

For this morning's Washington Post, Glenn Kessler has penned a dispassionate, point-for-point debunking of Bush's State of the Union Address.

Thursday, 25 January 2007 06:01

Frameshop: [Cheney] as [A Rabid Animal]

Written by

JEFFREY FELDMAN'S FRAMESHOP

If you watch only one news video today, make it Wolf Blitzer's recent interview with Vice President Dick Cheney (transcript). I am not a huge fan of Blitzer, but the interview yesterday was incredibly revealing. In it we see Dick Cheney coming unglued. The mask is off Vice President as he expresses with no uncertain terms his contempt and disdain for journalists, the democratic process, the American people, and anything vaguely resembling the truth.

I’ve lost my keys, watch and wallet
And every manner of whatchamacallit.
Does it bother me? I just try not to let it.
But if I outed a spy, I wouldn’t forget it.

That’s a pro-family values belief
That all of us should abide by for life
Oh, by the way, Mr. Cheney, why
Didn’t this apply to Joe Wilson’s wife?
VERSE-CASE SCENARIO

 

Thursday, 25 January 2007 03:56

Peter Michaelson: Hating Bush Only Hurts Us

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION

It's appropriate to dislike George W. Bush. It's reasonable to find him pathetic. We're justified in being disgusted with him. But it only hurts us if we hate him.

MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,

Forty-four Democrats want Bush to be allowed to keep killing off our military, who will be literally "sitting targets" in Baghdad. Putting our troops in the homes of people in Baghdad is about the craziest plan to see that our military are easy kills, and it is, again, a treasonous decision. We are hated in Iraq. And the only reason for any kind of friendliness would be to get uniforms and weapons. Bush and his people know this. They just don't give a damn. Bush wants to be able to stay in Iraq and keep the occupation fueled or attack Iran, and then leave this nation with the mess. He needs to be made accountable. High government officials who commit crimes against humanity must, "must" pay the price.

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