Sunday, April 10, 2005

Fun With Republicans: Tom Delay, John Bolton and a promising newcomer

After having lost my Thursday and Friday night posts, and having simply been too lazy to do anything after working in the yard most of Saturday, I am back at the keyboard and ready to rip...

They Now Begin To Eat Their Own

"Tom's conduct is hurting the Republican Party, is hurting this Republican majority and it is hurting any Republican who is up for re-election," Rep. Chris Shays, R-Conn., told The Associated Press in an interview, calling for DeLay to step down as majority leader.

So begins an Associated Press I found on Yahoo. It figures that the Democrats are letting the saner Republicans like Shays do their jobs for them. Remember when Jim Wright, Democratic House Speaker was hounded into resignation because he failed to report, with 100% accuracy, the amount of money he'd earned from book royalties? What Tom DeLay has done is so much worse than what Wright did it isn't even fair to compare the two. Michael Schaivo was too kind when he referred to DeLay as a "slithering little snake".

Full story here:

Stop Me If You've Heard This Before...

In a recurring joke on the American people, Senate Democrats claim that the questions for President Bush's nominee to be United Nations Ambassador, the UN-hostile John Bolton, will be "tough" when he meets the Senate Foreign Relations Committee next week. Tough Dems like Barbara Boxer (D-Fighter, California) hope to block his nomination. Unfortunately Ms. Boxer is saddled with Bush Appeaser, Joe Biden (D-Rubber Stamp, Delaware) as the ranking Democrat on the panel. Biden, pretending he has a pair, even sent a letter to the last Bush nominee for whom he rolled over, Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, in which he faked outrage at the lack of background information from the White House about Bolton. Get a load of this:

Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., the committee's senior Democrat, complained Wednesday in a letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that the State Department had not provided access to officials and documents regarding Bolton's last job, undersecretary of State for arms control and international security.

Joe, if you laugh and flirt with Bolton the way you did with Condi and Attorney General, Alberto "The Torture Guy" Gonzalez, please, do everyone a favor and change your party affiliation. And while you're at it, get that whore Lieberman to do likewise. Full story:

Not Such A Hot First Week For The Red Sox

The Red Sox lost the rubber match of a three-game series against the Blue Jays in Toronto this afternoon. The bats were silent against Jays starter Ted Lilly who threw five innings of one-run ball. Pete Walker relieved and left it to closer Miguel Batista in the eigthth inning. Trailing 3-1 in the ninth, the Sox tied the game on a two-run bases-loaded single from Edgar Renteria. Unfortunately, Red Sox reliever Mike Timlin gave up the game-winning double to Orlando Hudson. The big hit scored Reed Johnson who had reached on an infield roller that Mark Bellhorn couldn't convert into an out.

So the Sox are 2-4 on the young season. They aren't hitting. The non-David Wells starts have been pretty good. The bullpen has been shaky, and the defense is no better than ordinary right now. It would have been nice to have stolen a win today, since tomorrow is the home opener versus the Yankees, and the players all receive their WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP rings, but hey, things don't always go they way you'd like them to go...

Nutjob Attacks Siegfried and Roy - Montecore Unavailable For Comment

A former NFL kicker allegedly shot into the Siegfried and Roy compound. Apparently Cole Ford, former Oakland Raider, was upset at the "intimacy" the two magicians display toward their animals, and he attempted to bring this to the attention of the world through this attack.

From the AP story: Ford, 32, a former kicker for the Oakland Raiders, has been ruled incompetent to stand trial and sent to a mental health facility for treatment. Ford maintained he never intended to harm anyone and his actions were intended to "warn the world of the illusionists' unhealthy danger to them and to animals," according to the report published in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

"While watching Siegfried and Roy, he had a sudden realization that what was wrong with the world was linked to the illusionists' treatment, dominance and unhealthy intimacy he saw them having with their animals," Roitman wrote. Ford told Roitman that he thought the entertainers' contact with their animals was sexual and related to the development of viruses such as AIDS. "He felt they threatened (the) world, and he began to figure out how he could stop them," Roitman said.

Roy Horn was probably thinking: Great. As if getting mauled by my own animal isn't bad enough, now I have to worry about getting shot by some creep Al Davis released. Full strange story here:

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