The Grand poohbahpuffery of conservatism is on the march

Why is the lazy conservative corporate media not covering one of the biggest stories connected to the Congressmen Foley(R) scandal? Ken Mehlman- The Chairman of the Republican National Committee, former Republican National Committee Chair Ed Gillepse and Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA) have all appeared in the media claiming that Denny Hastert forced Congressman Foley to resign or be expelled. Conservatives Push False Talking Point Defending Hastert’s Handling Of Foley Scandal

In fact, their entire story is a fabrication. Hastert could not have issued an ultimatum to Foley after the sexually explicit instant messages were made public, because by that time, Foley had already resigned. ABC did not make Foley’s sexually explicit communications public until Friday, September 29, at 6pm ET. Foley had already resigned three hours earlier, at around 3pm ET.

As ABC producer Maddy Sauer has described, Foley decided to resign not after an ultimatum from Speaker Hastert, but after ABC called his office on Friday morning and read Foley staffers the instant messages they had obtained.

LeftWord asks the same question, Why isn’t the Ken Mehlman lie a bigger story and diagnarfl makes an important point on what on the surface is so absurd it is had to believe that any one over the age of eight would engage in such onerous lies, You’ve got call to call B.S. or it will become historical “fact”

Republicans are very good at absurdist’s humor, though I don’t think that is their intention, Lawmaker fires back at governor‘s comments on age of Earth

BOZEMAN — A Republican state lawmaker is criticizing Gov. Brian Schweitzer for comments he made to a newspaper here about the lawmaker‘s belief that the planet is not millions of years old.

Rep. Roger Koopman, R-Bozeman, called Schweitzer‘s statement ”incredibly bigoted.”

Speaking to a crowd of school children, parents and teachers in Bozeman on Friday about global warming, Schweitzer asked how many in the crowd thought the Earth was hundreds of millions of years old. Most of the children in the audience raised their hands.

He then asked how many believed the planet was less than a million years old. At least two people, including Koopman, who was in the crowd, raised their hands.

Rep. Koopman and the like minded must be truly pissed at Nikolas Kopernig (Copernicus, 1473-1543) and Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) for suggesting that the earth is not at the center of the universe. Think of all the people that have been subjected to this heresy of rationalism over the last 500 years.

The two faces of Donald Rumsfeld

2000: director of a company which wins $200m contract to sell nuclear reactors to North Korea
2002: declares North Korea a terrorist state, part of the axis of evil and a target for regime change

North Korea’s nuclear test may have been a dud

If, however, the lower yield is correct, it would suggest that the test had been a “pre- or post-detonation” event (ie a failure), as it had been anticipated that North Korea’s first nuclear test would have a significantly higher yield.

Do Republicans remind you of your cousin Eddie. The one that graduated with a certificate in rug shampooing technology and only lost half a finger in the process. The one that you keep getting out of various scraps and jams. The one that you cannot imagine handling any real responsibility much less holding public office, Bush’s ‘Axis of Evil’ Comes Back to Haunt United States

Nearly five years after President Bush introduced the concept of an “axis of evil” comprising Iraq, Iran and North Korea, the administration has reached a crisis point with each nation: North Korea has claimed it conducted its first nuclear test, Iran refuses to halt its uranium-enrichment program, and Iraq appears to be tipping into a civil war 3 1/2 years after the U.S.-led invasion.

Each problem appears to feed on the others, making the stakes higher and requiring Bush and his advisers to make difficult calculations, analysts and U.S. officials said. The deteriorating situation in Iraq has undermined U.S. diplomatic credibility and limited the administration’s military options, making rogue countries increasingly confident that they can act without serious consequences. Iran, meanwhile, will be watching closely the diplomatic fallout from North Korea’s apparent test as a clue to how far it might go with its own nuclear program.

“Iran will follow very carefully what happens in the U.N. Security Council after the North Korean test,” said Robert J. Einhorn, senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). “If the United Nations is not able to act forcefully, then Iran will think the path is clear to act with impunity.”

This is what happens when cousin Eddie runs your foreign policy. Why should people that think God whispers in their ear and believe nothing they’ve done really matters because they believe in the End Times act any differently. All is going to plan. In a few weeks America gets to decide to return quite a few End Times believing cousin Eddies to office or vote for a little more competence.

Family Caregiving 101 – More than 44 million people in the U.S. care for an adult who is chronically ill or struggling with age.

It is better to deserve honors and not have them than
to have them and not deserve them.
–Mark Twain