Friday, November 14, 2003

French fake dog droppings

I’m having no trouble resisting the urge to turn on CSPAN 2 to watch the 30-hour marathon the R’s are staging, Cry-Baby Expo ‘03, highlighting the failure to give Shrub every single ludicrous judicial nominee he pulls out of his ass. Sadly, the impact of the message of this little stunt--I believe the message is “Do as we say, not as we did”--may be diminished by the leak of the memo from Majority Leader Bill “Kitty Killer” Frist’s office about stage-managing the event for Fox; quote: “the producer wants to know will we walk in exactly at 6:02 when the show starts so they get it live to open Brit Hume's show?”

(Later): well, I gave in and watched some of the windbaggery. Before you schedule 30 hours of talking you should really make sure that you have something to say. Sen. Enzi just said that the words “with liberty and justice for all” in the pledge of allegiance requires the approval of Bush’s nominees.

Orrin Hatch is quoting H L Mencken and The Far Side.

Sharon says that critics of Israel’s use of force against Palestinians are exercising “a new form of anti-Semitism.”

Pakistan bans fashion shows as un-Islamic.

Reuters: “For many days, aides have portrayed California Governor-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger as hard at work in meetings on his new administration which takes office on Monday. It turns out that the actor and his wife Maria Shriver have been vacationing in Hawaii with their four children, a person close to the family told Reuters.” Ah, how Reaganesque.

This week we’ve been getting conflicting estimates of the size of the enemy in Iraq, ranging from 5,000 to 50,000. This all has a very nostalgic, “military intelligence says there were 3,500 Vietcong and our body count this month is 3,300,” feel to it.

When Israel bombed an alleged terrorist training camp in Syria last month, its planes buzzed a presidential palace. Isn’t that sweet?

So if I read a NYT story correctly, Tom DeLay set up a charity for abused children that is a cover for paying for parties at the 2004 Republican Convention. It’s a way of not having to report campaign contributions.

Can you resist the headline “French Fill Lyon With Fake Dog Droppings”?

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