Friday, April 27, 2007

As in

U.S. surge fails to stem Baghdad violence, general says
By Nancy A. Youssef
McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON - Army Gen. David Petraeus, the top commander in Iraq, said Thursday that the surge of U.S. and Iraqi troops into Baghdad hadn't reduced overall violence in the country and that the situation was "exceedingly complex."

"Exceedingly complex" as in "what am I supposed to do, Bush wants us to stay".

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Your day's activities

If you missed it, watch Bill Moyer's show on PBS last night on how war is sold. Then listen to a Q&A with Moyers sponsered by the FreePress

Watch Olbermann dismember Rudy.

Enjoy the company. Approving of the President has never been so marginal.

Folks, look at the top of this page, not at Janeane, but at me. You are probably looking at the winner of the Gonzo is Gonzo pool. The question is .... will this be Gonzo for Roveso too. All roads lead to the White House on this one.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Proof Positive

These people are nuts and astoundingly unfunny.

This is Michelle Malkin, a great modern conservative thinker.

Somebody tell me this was a hidden camera and not something she planned to have seen by grownups.

Monday, April 23, 2007


We were told this was a crisis!

A couple of things to remember about these social security projections.
1. The social security trustees are appointed by Bush and the CBO numbers project trust solvency into the 2050's

2. Accepting the SSTrustees #'s, if we do nothing, 2041 is the year that social security will be able to only pay out 80% of current benefits well into the 22nd century.

3. Raising the cap on ss taxes from 90k (presently) to about 140k, eliminates the trust shortfalls totally.

4. Bob Dole, in 2000, said one of his greatest achievements when he was in the Senate was pushing the solvency of the trust until 2034.

In other words, there is/was no "crisis" with Social Security. So why did the Republicans and Bush pretend like there was?

5. Republican leaders don't want to return the money they raided from the Social Security trust fund to pay for tax cuts for the rich. And they hate the most succesful Government plan ever... insurance that you won't eat cat food when you retire.

And the new blog is coming. You are going to love it.