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Saturday, December 24, 2005
It's Been A While
You might wonder what I have been up to. Well I've been working on a new group blog using WordPress as a blog engine. Just for your info the blog is Unspunblog. Yeah, our own domain and all the works. WordPress has a much higher learning curve than blogdrive. But I see they have made quite a few refinements here that should make blogging a lot easier. If you get a chance swing on by. Another Blogdriver is in our group, you may know her as Static Brain.

Posted at 12/24/2005 11:49:56 pm by TarBaby

Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Frank Rich of the NYT said: "So when you watch the president stand there with a straight face and say, "We do not torture" - a full year and a half after the first photos from Abu Ghraib - you have to wonder how we arrived at this ludicrous moment...."

And, IF WE DON'T TORTURE, why do we need to carve out an exemption for the CIA that would allow them to torture? What is it I am failing to grasp here? Am I suffering from cognitive dissonance? No, no , no ,no. I've figured it out. Bush is like the magician who gets you to look at his left hand while he is picking your pocker with his right. Bush is once again lying to us. He is telling us we don't torture when he knows damn good and well that we do but we do it in such ways that he and his administration can parse sentences and weasel word things so what they are saying technically is not a lie but bears no resemblence to the facts on the ground. Mr President does your administration torture prisoners you hold captive? Of course the answer to that is NO. Just think of all the outs in that question. First off we are not holding them captive, some other nation is. So technically saying no is not a lie. Part one of Bush's higher moral standard and unparalleled integrity. And you wonder why more than 50% of Americans think he lied to us about Iraq.

Posted at 11/15/2005 3:27:35 am by TarBaby

Just Par for the Course
Expectations: When you have some one who comes in and tells you they are going to restore honor and dignity to the White House you have a certain level of expectation.

If once they get in they not only fail to follow through on that pledge but go in the opposite direction it is really a disappointment.  Then once Bush's true colors began to show not only do you get a sense of disappointment that he never has held the high moral gound that was just so much of a sham, but it is actually much worse than that.

So this should not come as any surprise:
I've obviously missed something. When did it become appropriate for the Commander-in-Chief to go onto a military installation before a military crowd and denounce the opposition party? I cannot remember a time in my 21-year career when anything remotely like this happened. Is it just me or are we embarked on something very dark and dangerous for our democracy?

I too have better than 25 years in the military and I have never seen anything like this president. He seems to be afraid of his own skin. He seems desparate.

Posted at 11/15/2005 3:08:33 am by TarBaby

Sunday, November 13, 2005
Lying about Lying
You can see for yourself.

This morning, not even Sen. Pat Roberts — who has led efforts to delay and downplay the need for investigating prewar intelligence — would back him up.

Posted at 11/13/2005 1:15:11 am by TarBaby

Saturday, November 12, 2005
If Only It Were True
President Bush: "more than 100 Democrats in the House and the Senate, who had access to the same intelligence, voted to support removing Saddam Hussein from power."

Thats how you make that fresh, new start; lie about the lies you've already told.

In any case, he must sense now that he's blowing into a fierce wind.  The judgement of history hangs over this guy like a sharp, heavy knife. His desperation betrays him. He knows it too.

Posted at 11/12/2005 10:55:53 am by TarBaby

Friday, November 11, 2005
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Posted at 11/11/2005 11:17:10 pm by TarBaby

Now Here Is a Real Shocker! Not.
"Almost six in 10 - 57 percent - said they do not think the Bush administrations has high ethical standards and the same portion(sic) says President Bush is not honest, an AP-Ipsos poll found. Just over four in 10 say the administration has high ethical standards and that Bush is honest. Whites, Southerners, and evangelicals were most likely to believe Bush is honest."

Goes to show you some reporters do not know the difference between portion and proportion and some people will believe almost anything. Then again if you believed people the likes Pat Roberstson it is hardly any stretch at all to believe Bush is honest. It also reminds me of that thing Abraham Lincoln said about fooling some of the people all the time.....

Posted at 11/11/2005 3:43:02 am by TarBaby

Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Is There a Doctor/Psychic In the House?
Any fans of Commander in Chief witness Gina Davis divining the truth of her Chief of Staff? And as you wind on down to the final scene you realize that her powers of detection have failed her. You must  also know that in this program Gina Davis is also a medical doctor. Why she does not have the powers of Senator, Doctor Coburn of Oklahoma is beyond my comprehension. Don't all medical doctors have this ability. Here is Senator, Doctor Coburn. I will let him tell you:

Posted at 11/8/2005 11:18:50 pm by TarBaby

The Power of the Executive
 “The power of the Executive to cast a man

into prison without formulating any charge

known to the law, and particularly to deny

him the judgement of his peers, is in the

highest degree odious, and is the foundation

of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or


Winston Churchill


A War on Terror or a War on Justice?

Terrorism, War and the Rule of Law

by Geoffrey Bindman

Posted at 11/8/2005 7:24:07 pm by TarBaby

If Fox News Had Been Around
Via Crooks & Liars:

What history would look like if Fox News had been around to report it:

Posted at 11/8/2005 3:09:33 pm by TarBaby

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