Pieman rocks out, John Stewart nails 'em in a lie again, the Senate pays lip service to giving a damn about Bush's concentration camps, and the only focus group the White House listens to joins the rest of America in saying "enough is enough".
Next, Wayne Madsen reports the latest insanity from the once-White House:
And in something that would be commonplace in the old Soviet Union, Bush's neo-cons want to control the dissemination of information about the weather. A recent Commerce Department instruction to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, which operates the National Weather Service, requires media members who receive briefings from the agency to be pre-approved. Only the Bush administration could politicize something like the weather. However, in an era of global warming and more violent weather patterns, the Bush regime wants to spin the weather.and the Vice-Crazy-Bastard, completely oblivious to the American public, demands decades of fresh young bullet bags in the global fight for freedom (or whatever it is now).
ThinkProgress and Madsen engage in a wonderful round of name-dropping, and, frustrated by polling companies' refusal to do their jobs, DowningStreet.org ponies up serious change for Zogby to pop the question.
CBS curmudgeon-in-chief Andy Rooney must have read our posting of last week.
And -- surprise! -- the Army's hiding the bodies again. In fact, Cryptome says the number's already over 2,000, and posts the names, circumstances and dates to prove it.
Meanwhile, William Bennett of "Abort a Black Baby to Stop Crime" infamy has officially hung his head in shame.
Folks, today's a great day to be a liberal.
New American Patriot
Quote of the Day: "I had been in thirteen battle engagements, had sunk a submarine, and was the first man ashore in the landing at Roi. In that four years, I thought, What a hell of a waste of a man's life. I lost a lot of friends. I had the task of telling my roommate's parents about our last days together. You lose limbs, sight, part of your life-for what? Old men send young men to war. Flag, banners, and patriotic sayings...
We've institutionalized militarism. This came out of World War Two... It gave us the National Security Council. It gave us the CIA, that is able to spy on you and me this very moment. For the first time in the history of man, a country has divided up the world into military districts.... You could argue World War Two had to be fought. Hitler had to be stopped. Unfortunately, we translate it unchanged to the situation today...
I hate it when they say, "He gave his life for his country." Nobody gives their life for anything. We steal the lives of these kids. We take it away from them. They don't die for the honor and glory of their country. We kill them."
-- Admiral Gene LaRocque