Friday, September 23, 2005

Welcome to the party

Senate Democrats Request Briefings on Iraq, Al Qaeda

Aw, how cute! The Democwats wanna get involved in the tawk about Iwak! Ah, cootchie-cootchie-tickle-tickle-tickle!

Fucking A. Can someone explain to me why this is happening now, in Sept '05, as opposed to any time in the last three years? This sounds terrible for the Democratic Party, and it seems like an admission that the party hasn't been speaking up for its constituents all this time.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Blame the gays

New Vatican Rule Said to Bar Gays as New Priests

One of the underlying assumptions of the Church's policy seems to be that homosexuality leads to pedophilia. And that by taking action against gays, they will mitigate the problem of priests abusing boys. This strikes me as, in a word, bullshit.


Thomas Plante, PhD, ... professor and chair of psychology at Santa Clara University... [says] another myth is that the problems are somehow related to homosexuality. "We know that sexual orientation doesn't predict sex crimes against minors. That doesn't quite hold water," he says.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Head whitewasher?

Bush Aide Will Lead Hurricane Inquiry

Ms. Frances Fragos Townsend
Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

Mr. McClellan said the White House had instructed each cabinet secretary to designate a senior official to work with Ms. Townsend. He said she would convene a meeting of the cabinet secretaries within a few days to discuss the inquiry.

Her White House bio suggests that she is not a partisan hack. But spokesweasel McClellan's statement above does not inspire confidence. Senior officials designated by each cabinet secretary...I'm sure each of them will have the utmost desire to answer to the American people. The administration has earned the benefit of the doubt after all, what with the lying about WMD's, the Downing Street Memo, etc., etc.