Saturday, June 21, 2008

Feet of clay

Telecom immunity passed the House. Obama triangulated himself into going along with it, which likely means the Senate will seal the deal.

The very definition of "hopeless cause" seems to be "whatever I support."

I was initially baffled by the cave-in, but seeing Pelosi's incoherent Gingrich-like cheerleading made it clear: there must be buckets of blood on her hands, and a paper trail to prove it. There are enough Dems complicit in the warrantless wiretapping that there truly was bipartisan interest in making sure the truth stayed buried. She looked, to coin a phrase, terrified.

I watched "An Unreasonable Man" a few days ago. Paired with this sorry episode, it is hard not wonder if my contempt for Nader and his "not a dime's difference" perspective was unfair.

Oh, and Somersby has the goods on Saint Timothy of MTP. Why the hagiography by his peers? In short, because he was the journalistic equivalent of all hat, no cattle -- lots of gravitas, but wrong about everything.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Told ya! And now its too late. Just wait and see what you really get with Obama. The only upside (hah!) is that it isn't McCain.
When ya gonna get smart John? Buy a gun. Learn how to use it. Don't tell anybody. Use it. Don't tell anybody. If its a registered political party, that means they have already signed up as targets (for blackmail, coercion, etc.) doncha know? Why else are they all hiding now?

It's kinda difficult to infiltrate a cell of one.

It really is too late, but what else you gonna do with the time you got left?

TA

1:49 PM  
Blogger esoder said...

It passed because we weren't paying much attention this time. I called the first time - several calls. And this time, it sort of snuck under my radar.

How many times do we have to say, "No."

"How about now?"

No.

"Now?"

No.

"OK, this is the last time, now?"

Still no.

"OK, that was it...but what about now. If it's Okay with you, just don't say anything."

-silence-

And it passes the house.

I'm not sure what you're talking about with Pelosi, but I'd love to hear more about it.

TA- I think Obama's gonna surprise even you. Unless what Bill Hicks said about what they do as soon as a president is elected - they show him the Zapruder Film and ask, "Any questions?"

4:45 AM  

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