October 5th, 2006

Political Dissent

Living in a van down by the river...

"We are not going to live with a nuclear North Korea," Assistant Secretary of State Chris Hill told the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University Wednesday. So, um, do we all have to collectively slash our wrists or is America just going to figuratively slash her wrists by making some sort of boneheaded suicidal move on the matter? And is that going to be a literal suicidal move or a figurative one where we just further destroy any hope of being considered a respectable nation again?

"Youse folks was talkin' bads abouts dem firemens!" Frankly, I don't want to live in a world where idiot Texans work to get their school district to ban a book about the evils of banning books. Unlike our country, however, I will not be slashing my wrists over the matter.

Finding it hard to keep track of what's going on with Foleygate 2006? Olbermann provided a pretty good timeline of events, as they were known at the time of broadcast. This timeline may already have been altered in the interim, but it covers the bases.

And really, thank goodness for Foleygate. Otherwise people might remember such pesky issues as the NIE that made claims that terrorism is a bigger threat due to our time in Iraq or that Bush is trying to pardon himself before he leaves office in 08 as well as doing away with habeas corpus. If it weren't for Foley, you'd be focused on the real issues instead of hoping that Dennis Hastert resigns as the Speaker because he didn't boot the potential child predator out of The House.