Tag Archive for Bush

Yoo’s Torture Memo: Executive Authority is Absolute

A while back, we were able to get State Rep. Chuck DeVore to admit he saw nothing wrong with the US using waterboarding as a form of interrogation even though this country prosecuted Japanese officers for waterboarding American POWs. Last night’s Keith Olbermann program examined a torture memo written by Justice Department lawyer John Yoo.…

Historians Rate W the Worst President Ever

In a survey of professional historians, President George W. Bush’s presidency was considered a massive failure with 98 percent of the historians saying it’s a failure and a full 61 percent calling W “the worst president ever.” The survey was conducted by Professor Robert McElvaine of Millsaps College for the History News Netork and is…

Baseball 2008: Opening Day

This is probably the only compliment I will ever pay President George W. Bush.  He throws strikes when tossing out the first pitch at a baseball game. The president threw out the first pitch for the Washington Nationals in their season opener last night, the first game in their new ballpark.  The crowd gave the…

The Cost of War

From the Speaker’s office  March 28, 2008 COST OF THE WAR IN IRAQ Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admits ‘We don’t have troops…ready to go’ to fight the war in Afghanistan This morning, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen joined the ranks of military leaders who have admitted that…

Abstinence Education Targeted for a Budget Cut?

The Rev. James Dobson has issued a clarion call to this faithful that “Liberals Want Federal Abstinence Education Cut.”  Read it here.  The president has asked for $204 million for this sort of sex education.  Dodson points to a recent study by the CDC that one of every four teenage girls has an STD. But just…

Friday Night Humor: Lil Bush

For all those who saw the Sarah Silverman/Jimmy Kimmel videos about “effing” Matt Damon and “effing” Ben Affleck is this gem from the animated series “Lil Bush.” Rated R. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG1NcpcJOkg

Taxi to the Dark Side

I’m sure that a lot of right wingers cheered when Michael Moore’s “Sicko” didn’t win the Oscar for Best Documentary.  What they might not have realized is that the winner, “Taxi to the Dark Side,” might be more damaging to their pro-torture arguments. Here’s the trailer:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX0MPcN08Zc