Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Tuesday night, SCOTUS and OTHER NEWS

Sure, the big news tonight is SCOTUS nominee Roberts.

I don't know much about him, but will educate myself over the next weeks, as I am sure you will as well.

For a start, AmericaBlog and TalkLeft are blogging like the posessed on Roberts.

A couple individual posts of interest on Roberts.

Pam's House Blend
Courting Influence

What about Rove?

We know that the selection of a SCOTUS judge has something to do with taking the attention off of Rove. So what is going on with Turd Blossom today?

Talkleft on a new damaging story for Rove. Perjury perhaps?

Majikthise sends us to Digby (who I need to add to my links), who routes us to FindLaw's list of important Rove related docs.

Pam's House Blend has a great image of Kermit defending Rove. Worth a good laugh. It certainly reminds us to keep the focus on Rove. The media sure won't do it for us...

More on Mad Tom Tancredo's suggestion of bombing Mecca via Raw Story.

Tancredo won't apologize.
Facing mounting criticism, Rep. Tom Tancredo on Monday refused to apologize for suggesting the United States could target Muslim holy sites if radical Islamic terrorists set off multiple nuclear attacks in American cities.

"It's a tough issue to deal with," Tancredo told reporters at a Capitol Hill news conference. "Tough things are said. And we should not shy away from saying things that need to be said."

Tancredo is known for his fiery rhetoric on immigration and other issues, but his words are coming under more scrutiny because he has started traveling to test the waters for a possible presidential candidacy in 2008.

A spokeswoman for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called Tancredo's remarks irresponsible.

"They do nothing to advance our national security and protect Americans from terrorists," Pelosi spokeswoman Jennifer Crider said.

Irresponsible is a mild way to put it... Insane and dangerous would be another. I'd love to see this madman get the Freepers going in '08. It would be great for the Dems. :)

Isn't Howard Dean a nut, too? He must have had something crazy to say in response,

"Tancredo's statements go against the very message America is trying to send to the world, that the war against terrorism is not a war on Islam. Remarks threatening the destruction of holy sites akin to the Vatican or Jerusalem do nothing to win the hearts and minds of Muslims in the United States and abroad.

Congressman Tancredo certainly owes Muslims around the globe an immediate apology for his offensive remarks. At the same time, he also owes Americans an apology for projecting a message that goes against our values. With these remarks, Tancredo has been utterly careless with his responsibility for shaping our foreign policy. Tancredo's continued refusal to apologize poses a very real danger to our troops. President Bush should strongly condemn Tancredo's statement."

Hmmm. Sounds pretty common sense. Could the media have lied to us about the nature of Dean's personality?

Gawd. Why is it that Ky reps are such dumbasses? Blah3...

Kentucky Republican Congressman Geoff Davis on the floor:

"...in the active military unit serving in Iraq, the active military unit serving in Afghanistan and Kyrgystan and Kuwait why they are reenlisting at rates of over 100 percent."

The W republican: Protect the unborn, but not from poisons and toxic environmental exposure. Think Progress,
According to a new study released by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), babies today “enter the world with hundreds of industrial chemicals, solvents and pesticides in their veins.” In fact, newborn babies today have an average of a whopping 200 contaminants in their blood at birth. “The pollutants included mercury, fire retardants, pesticides and the Teflon chemical PFOA. ”

And off to Daze of our Lives for a public transit message. I will be using public transit to get to work as much as often from here on out. Gas prices are getting high enough, and my belly big enough, that a bit of walking and letting someone else drive is making sense.

by Robster @ 7/19/2005 10:07:00 PM PERMALink