An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens

In baseball its three strikes and you’re out. How many times do Republicans have to undermine the national security of the United States before they are suspended from play, U.S. Web Archive Is Said to Reveal a Nuclear Guide

Last March, the federal government set up a Web site to make public a vast archive of Iraqi documents captured during the war. The Bush administration did so under pressure from Congressional Republicans who had said they hoped to “leverage the Internet” to find new evidence of the prewar dangers posed by Saddam Hussein.

But in recent weeks, the site has posted some documents that weapons experts say are a danger themselves: detailed accounts of Iraq’s secret nuclear research before the 1991 Persian Gulf war. The documents, the experts say, constitute a basic guide to building an atom bomb.

Last night, the government shut down the Web site after The New York Times asked about complaints from weapons experts and arms-control officials. A spokesman for the director of national intelligence said access to the site had been suspended “pending a review to ensure its content is appropriate for public viewing.”

This would also serve as a reminder that Saddam had been neutered for 12 years and whatever Iraq was, it was not an imminent threat to America.

The director of national intelligence, John D. Negroponte, had resisted setting up the Web site, which some intelligence officials felt implicitly raised questions about the competence and judgment of government analysts. But President Bush approved the site’s creation after Congressional Republicans proposed legislation to force the documents’ release..

So remember to vote Republican because that way the terrorist can get their hands on instructions on how to build nuclear devices and chemical weapons. If you vote Democrat this kind of crap might stop; which would mean we will be safer and that is one thing conservatives can’t stand the idea of, America being less paranoid.

Let’s say they made a movie where a president who has demonstrated some of the worse character flaws a human being could possess – dodging  military service, alcoholic and coke head, failed in several business ventures, screwed overTexas taxpayers while he made millions. This president goes on a talk radio show where the draft dodging, drug addict, serial liar, French champagne drinking, Cuban cigar smoking multiple divorces Republican host slobbered nothing but praise over said president whose negligence at least contributed to 9-11 and which he conflated into having something to do with Iraq. Based on that lie thousands of the U.S. military are killed, tens of thousands wounded and maimed, and 600,000 Iraqis are killed. Millions of Americans think this president and talk show host are patriots. This movie would probably be classified by students of film as modern absurdest irony.

McCain to Kerry: Apologize to Troops
Kerry had nothing to apologize for, but possessing some measure of humility and class, two qualities that that modern conservative politicians seem totally lacking, Kerry apologized anyway. Though I would like to thank the senator from Arizona for reminding us to never pay much attention to what Republicans say, pay attention to what they do. Senator John Kerry gets B rating from from Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, while Mr. Decides McCain who should apologize gets a D.

As the Conservative Chorus of Hypocrites try to milk this little incident for all its worth we have House Majority Leader John Boehner blaming the military for losing in Iraq. he doesn’t sound like he’s mangling a joke either. Boehner himself is a walking joke. After Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH) pled guilty to federal corruption charges, Boehner (R-OH) still refused to ask for his immediate resignation. For Boehner as always throughout his Congressional career political power and party alliance has always trumped ethics.

In case it got lost in all the election noise I just wanted to note that writer William Styron died of pneumonia Wednesday, Styron Visible: Naming the Evils That Humans Do

All his novels, Mr. Styron once observed, focused on one recurrent theme: “the catastrophic propensity on the part of human beings to attempt to dominate one another.” He speculated in a 1982 interview that this theme found him, as a result of being a young soldier in World War II, contemplating “the forces in history that simply wipe you out”:

“You’re suddenly a cipher — you find yourself on some hideous atoll in the Pacific, and if you’re unlucky you get a bullet through your head.” He added that “within the microcosm of the Marine Corps itself, you’re just a mound of dust in terms of free will, and I think this fact of being helpless enlarges one’s sensitivity to the idea of evil.”

The smartest people in America are hoping for a Democratic sweep, Science Prays for Midterm Mercy

If, as projected, Democrats like McNerney take control of the House, they will almost certainly attempt to usher in a more hospitable environment for scientific research and innovation. “You will see a greater concentration on science,” said Alisha Prather, communications director for the Science Committee Democrats in the House. “There’s a widely recognized feeling among Democrats that our country needs to do more from a science and math perspective if we want to remain world leaders.”

Inspectors general at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA are investigating whether the Bush administration suppressed scientific findings about global warming. Fourteen Democratic senators requested the investigations in the fall. But the United States needs bipartisan support for science for the country to hold its own among the world’s finest research centers.

“An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Hypocrite: The man who murdered his parents, and then pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.” – Abraham Lincoln