Sporadic Bloggingposted by The Vidiot @ 8:06 AM Permalink
That's me trying to make a snow angel in 2 feet of snow. Didn't work.
Sorry about the lack of blogging. Posting will be light for the next few weeks since I'm moving out of an apartment that I've lived in for nearly 12 years. Do you have any idea how much crap you can stuff into the corners of a small apartment over 12 years? I'll tell you: A LOT. I must have at least 100 boxes. That's ONE HUNDRED! I have no idea where I put it all and right now, it's all down on the floor in piles. Both of my pinky toes are bruised and smashed from running into boxes on my way to the bathroom.
Anyway, enough about that.
There's not been a huge amount of news... except for the possibly drunken Cheney shooting a laywer thing. Which is a classic, don't get me wrong. One can always appreciate anything that provides an apt metaphor for this administration's actions. From the manipulation of the media, to the withholding of information, to the breaking of the law (official report here and a discussion of various and sundry other laws he may have broken here), it perfectly illustrates just how incompetent (and perhaps evil) these people are.
Excerpt: Rumsfeld and Cheney began a concerted effort - first secretly and then openly - to undermine Nixon's treaty for peace and to rebuild the state of fear. They did it by claiming that the Soviets had a new secret weapon of mass destruction that the president didn't know about, that the CIA didn't know about, that nobody knew about but them. It was a nuclear submarine technology that was undetectable by current American technology. And, they said, because of this and related-undetectable-technology weapons, the US must redirect billions of dollars away from domestic programs and instead give the money to defense contractors for whom these two men would one day work or have businesses relationships with.There's more to the history of Cheney from John Dean.
Excerpt: At issue was whether the Reagan Administration had ignored the Boland Amendment, a 1984 law that restricted the CIA's use of appropriated funds to support the Nicaragua Contra movement - and, relatedly, whether Congress had been properly informed about the Administration's actions. The majority report asserted that the entire affair "was characterized by pervasive dishonesty and inordinate secrecy." But Cheney authored a minority report - joined by several other Republicans, though not all. Cheney's report took a very different view: He called the failures of the Reagan White House to comply with the laws "mistakes," insisting they "were just that -- mistakes in judgment and nothing more."I almost have to thank Cheney though, because without him, I would've had to pay attention to the Olympics, which couldn't be more boring.
In other news, Syria has dropped it's drawers and is mooning the Bushies.
Excerpt: Syria has switched all of the state's foreign currency transactions to euros from dollars amid a political confrontation with the United States, the head of state-owned Commercial Bank of Syria said on Monday.Ouch. That won't be good for them
Excerpt: The United States government is preparing for an eventual nuclear war with a determination approximating Cold War standards, but this time with an expressed preemptive first-strike option against even non-nuclear countries.
or us. It'll be interesting to see.