Monday, October 02, 2006

A Party To Unscrupulousness

Last week Republicants gave President Bush powers that no American should have. They agreed to allow the president to listen to whomever he wants under whatever circumstances he wants and to detain anyone he wants for however long he wants, as well as interrogate and try them however he wants.

Fucking amazing.

It will be no surprise when, in the run-up to the November elections, the Republicant Party tries to use these votes to paint Democrats, who for the most part voted “nay” on the bills, as soft on terrorism. (Florida Democratic Senator Bill Nelson voted with Republicants on the detainee bill; like Lieberman, Nelson is Republicant-lite and has been a disappointment for some time.)

How can Republicants’ position on terrorism be "strong" if they are supporting efforts that began as lies and misinformation, have been grossly mismanaged from the start and have actually made terrorism worse in the world? It doesn't survive scrutiny.

They seem to be strong on cluster-fuck.

It seems they are also quite strong on helping turn the US into a dictatorship, and with an unsophisticated, unprincipled dolt in the prized position. I mean, if I am to be ruled over by an autocrat – and I’d rather not – at least let’s have someone with a clue.

A million dictators throughout history have used the rationale and techniques Bush has been using – exploiting the fears of the populace, beating down and mocking dissenters and stirring up fervent, unquestioning supporters – to consolidate their power. But some of our elected officials have apparently learned nothing, and are handing Bush absolute rule on a silver platter. “Yes sir. No sir. Whatever you want, sir. 9/11, blah blah blah...”

Fucking amazing.

It’s starting to look like Republicants also handed now-resigned Florida Rep. Mark Foley handsome, young Congressional pages on a silver platter. Yummy. How else to explain that as far back as 2001 some pages were warned not to get too “friendly” with Foley? (The phrases “blue dress” and “October surprise” now come to mind for some reason.)

Fucking amazing.

Before some explicit electronic communications were made public, Foley’s people had the balls to call the disclosure of strange correspondence between Foley and a teen a political attack from a Democratic rival. Initially, a few emails had shown Foley requested a picture of his correspondent. Creepy, but not criminal.

But then the IMs came out and the creepiness of the initial emails proved the worst: Foley had pedophilic proclivities. And this was a guy who had in the past sponsored tough legislation to protect children from sexual predators.

Say it with me: Fucking amazing.

By the way, fuck you, Foley, and DeLay and all your buddies who do wrong and then blame your troubles on your political opponents. Sit and spin to the elbow, all of you.

House Speaker Dennis Hastert has requested a Justice Department investigation of the Foley affair. Thankfully this is not an internal investigation, since, with people like Pat Roberts to stifle it or Arlen Specter to express outrage and then do nothing about it, any Congressional investigation into Foley’s folly would undoubtedly go nowhere.

At least, not until after the November elections. We know where our Congress’ priorities are: Above all else, self-preservation.

35 comments:

Bird said...

now that baseball is over, i can turn my attention back to politics.

which is even more depressing than giants baseball.

i suspect that the mid-term elections wil bring us nothing new -

meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

american politics is void of meaning and intelligence and has been for years - on both sides of the aisle.

sigh...

Pete Bogs said...

bird - the state of US politics is indeed disappointing... but the GOP have taken it farther than I thought possible... senseless war, loss of basic rights, tolerance of all manner of corruption and criminality - this is not trifling stuff...

presidentbobo said...

I can't decide whether the past 6 years reminds me more of the reign of Caligula or Nero.

Sanford B. Hines said...

I support what you say. But when the CIA and FBI storm your home for what you just said I will have to go back underground. Thanks.

Pete Bogs said...

sanford - is that a promise? lol

it's scary to have you agree with me... LOL

presidentbobo said...

I see that Foley has checked into rehab. I didn't know Capitol pages were addicitive... Do you suppose you have to go on Methadone for that?

"Hello everybody. My name is Mark Foley and I'm addicted to Capitol pages."

Pete Bogs said...

pres - "Hi, Mark!" I am actually thinking about doing a post on that - the great copout...

Hellpig said...

Bogs we both know the truth Clintons failure as a President and the Dhimmicrates of today are the sole reason for everything wrong with America.

PURE OBSTRUCTIONISTS and WINGNUTS

IE: Kennedy the Murderer
Kerry the Communist
Dean the Lunatic
Gore the Whackjob
Soros the Godfather
Durbin the Traitor
Boxer the Seditionist
ect.ect.

PS-Foley is a type of person the left loves they allow all the other pedophiles and rapists off scott free.Why not him?

Pete Bogs said...

hell - only a consternative can find a way to fit Clinton into every sentence... you're grasping - he's been out of power six years... which pedophiles and rapists are you referring to? the only "objectionable" thing the left usually does in regards to crime and punishment is oppose the death penalty... you must be talking about some people who were actually innocent... I can think of no other reason someone - liberal or otherwise - would want them to go free... whereas, Foley's been caught red-handed... with his pants down, so to speak...

Hellpig said...

Leftist judges across America free the rapists and pedophiles back into society ie: OHIO and they are re-offenders..

I am not grasping I have a strangle hold as to the failures of Clinton..everything I say is a matter of public record and no matter how much finger wagging he does will never re-write history.

I am also not a conservative!!

I am a Capitalist which is above centrist.

I am in total disagreement with Bush's border policy and I don't give a rats ass about abortion nor am I religious.

The only policy I agree with is the "War on Terror" Iraq is like a salt lick for the crazy sons of goatfuckers in the middle east they flock from around the world to fight the infidels better there then here,and the idea that we are creating terrorism is bullshit,that is the ideology of cut and run Dhimmicrates who care more for terrorist rights then the saftey of America.

Williams/Black in '08

Pete Bogs said...

hell - it doesn't take a genuius to see the difference of Iraq before we invaded and after... what changed it? we did!

Aunty Belle said...

Honey, youse needin' a rest--too stressed iut--come see the FRONT porch.

K9 said...

/bark bark bark

looks like sanford behinds got his dream post finally! "but what about mark foley!!!!!!!????" foley looked gayer than an easter bonnet...i mean look at those suit and tie combos. so how this is a surprise. *ptui*

as to helly, correct. a great example: the ACLU represents the association of man-boy love, then of course we have generations of sex scandals with the kennedys, cisneros etc etc. at least monica lewinsky was of legal age. but what's the point? both sides have scandals out the ying yang.

these guys (ie foley et all) do not reperesent conservative ideals.(neither does the current administration IMO.) i remember when barney frank's boyfriend was running a male escort service out of his basement. and ranks were closed around him too.

washington. its just a merry go round of weirdos. who else would choose government as a career?

/grrrr

Pete Bogs said...

hell, aunt b, k9 - we should all share equal outrage at this... you can bet if this were a Democrat I'd be calling for his blood, too... (anyone recall my post on Rep. Jefferson?)

we can't just defend our own sides, we have to defend what's right...

I think it's important we have an institution "like" the ACLU, but I disagree with a lot of what they do... NAMBLA can blow me, and not in the way they want to, either...

K9 said...

/bark bark bark

bogs, i do. foley could go straight to guantanamo as far as i am concerned. and you are correct: regardless of affillation wrong is wrong. and his sin of omission conspiritors can roll with his candy ass *ptui*

bogs, im still laughing at a gem from your past:

"blah blah blah something debate me
and if they doan like it they can just fellate me!"

grrrrrrrherherhaa!

/grrrr

Pete Bogs said...

k9 - that's still one of my faves, too, dog...

“Some punk-ass bloggers wanna diss and berate me
Let ‘em try – shit, they can fellate me”

They Call Me Mr. Bogs

Sanford B. Hines said...

http://www.aclu.org/

Hellpig said...

speaking of pedophiles the president of the ACLU looks the part......and too all the corruption on both sides is equally fucked up....thats why I support

Robin Williams for Pres and Lewis Black for VP in '08

And as Dennis Miller says "it's not our fault Sadam and his sons drew the Wonka ticket for a trip to HELL"

Sanford we get it already you are Anti-American spread your ACLU propaganda elsewhere.

Hellpig said...

How can anyone trust the president of the ACLU? He did not have the willpower to not scratch his face during his bout with chicken pox thus rendering him the pox faced freak he is.......

Pete Bogs said...

sanford, hell - that's some fine thread-stealing there!

Pete Bogs said...

hell - PS: I'd vote that ticket in a heartbeat... I've seen Lewis Black - he rules!

Sanford B. Hines said...

CNN Just reported that Mark Foley is GAY. He is officially GAY. Does this mean he is still a republican?

Thanks You?

Sanford B. Hines said...

ACLU Stands for the USA Consitution
W. Stands for Tourcher. Is Tourcher correct?

Hellpig said...

Sanford seeing how you can't spell "TORCHER" and respond with "thanks you" you clearly have no grasp of the American Constitution when basic English eludes you. Are you a legal American citizen? If not STFU and if you are previous point proven.

Sanford B. Hines said...

your momy is legal?

thanks You? f

Sanford B. Hines said...

The American People will rise up above the imoral Repubicans. The American People do not believe in tourcher. Bush will be held to acount for his tourchering. We are all sapiens on earth and need to live in peece with all living life forms.

Sanford B. Hines said...

I glad that im not Mark foley. He is a preditor of child. He will be on NBC. He needs to have a gun pointed at him by the racist pigs of this corupt Police force. Maybe it would be better If he just commited suiside. He would have been better going into a school with a shotgun and going out in a blaze of glory. What a fuking coward. He says "im a drunk", what a cowerd, Fucker, Fucker. He should jump off of a pier into a pit full of walesharks.

Fucker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hate you.............Mark Foly.


thnks YOU?

Pete Bogs said...

sanford - the whalesharks are docile!

Sanford B. Hines said...

http://www.iraqpledge.org/

Sanford B. Hines said...

http://www.rainbowpush.org/

Sanford B. Hines said...

Rise Up above the corruptors. W. lives a life of faulse faith. This is the way.

http://www.noi.org/

Hellpig said...

sanford you do know that your false prophet was a pedophile and he is hell sucking the pig shit off allahs dick

Sanford B. Hines said...

you ask queskion? Do mean you like pig shit or you say you mean on allahs dick. YOu do it wihth dick?

your momy is legal?

Thanks you?

Pete Bogs said...

sanford - give it a rest... please stop posting links that aren't relevant to the main topic...

Sanford B. Hines said...

Fuckin Slayer is the greatest band ever! The rule over hell! That is whre Mark foly is going.

Thanks you?

I dont post linkage.