Monday, July 11, 2005

Traitors in our midst

One of the headaches in maintaining a website like the one presently staring you in the face is not the lack of news to report, but rather the sorting through the overwhelming avalanche of shite that has been rolling down the mountainsides of this fair Republic since the Junta took office. One has barely sat down at the monitor and clicked on a few news sites to discover another flimflam, another lie uncovered, and more death. It just doesn't stop. And when we thought that BushCorp had run out of crap to pull on its fellow citizens, another monumental sleazoid pops out of the woodwork.

I refer, of course, to the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Office of the Presidency of the United States.

That title has a certain ring to it, neh? Well, we might as well call its present holder by his actual title, Backstabber and Traitorous Shite, in the person of one Karl Rove, mutant genius and chief henchman of the President.

Certainly it's no news to many that Rove deliberately and maliciously "outed" an active CIA officer in retaliation for an anti-administration op-ed article that the officer's husband had written. This is, of course, highly illegal and the prep is eligible for a substantial fine and several years in a real jail, like Leavenworth (Technically speaking, I'm supposed to write "alleged" perp. Humph). That the perp, being who he is, will probably get off without a scratch is almost a foregone conclusion, and a sad commentary on the state of the nation. That this traitorous pig is a personal friend of the President and his Number 2 assistant should give anyone pause, but I doubt that it will for a vast swath of the American public, shell-shocked as they are with the sheer magnitude of this present government's criminality.

So, how do we get out of this mess? This morass of crime, shredded treaties, gulaged prisoners, rendered persons, and staggering debt that has everyone knocked loopy, fighting to gain a foothold to consider just what the fuck is going on. And even if they gain some insight to the truth, where are the exits? Hell, are there any exits?

The Democratic members of Congress have proven their spinelessness time and time again, so there's little hope there. Having said all that, there is this little matter of a Special Prosecutor.

Personally, I 'm hoping that Rove may have in fact shot this administration in its collective foot, and like the third-rate burglary that instigated the Watergate investigations and ended a previous imperial presidency, this little affair may be the beginning of the end of this collective nightmare.

posted by g randy primm, ace reporter

All a 'shore who's going a 'shore
In a related story, it seems that Ari Fleisher, former White House Press Secretary, abruptly quit his post the same day that Novak's syndicated column outing Plame (the CIA officer) went out over the wires. Within minutes of its hitting the wires, in fact. Could it be that the mouthpiece couldn't stand the lies and bullshit anymore, or was he just a prescient rat, abandoning ship before the shite hits the rotating thingies?

I'm looking forward to his memoirs.

posted by g randy primm, ace reporter

LA Times morphs into blog
The timing couldn't be better: just when many bloggers (including yours truly) are converting their formats to more upscale journals and e-zines, the LA Times has changed the title of its Sunday Opinion section to Current and has launched a blog of the same name.

In a spasm of confession, when they asked themselves why, the answer returneth, "It's time for a change."

We're still waiting
It's been 3 years and 303 days since Osama bin Laden's attack on the World Trade Center and he's still a free man.

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