Tuesday, February 28, 2006

maybe someone should tell him

... about the security risk level indicators employed by the DHS ... according to them, we're at an "elevated" level of alert.

A story posted at Reuters ("Bush stands by Dubai ports deal", Tue Feb 28, 2006) says that Bush told an ABC reporter, "The only way it won't happen is if there is a true security threat to the United States of America."

Maybe he didn't get the memo.


Saturday, February 25, 2006

is that democracy i smell burning?

From a mildly alarming little piece about
of (of all people) Morrissey by the FBI and its British counterpart, comes this interesting self-assessment, which for said popster was reason enough that they ought to leave him alone:

"I don't belong to any political groups, I don't really say anything unless I'm asked directly and I don't even demonstrate in public."

... which leaves those of us who (a) belong to political groups, (b) say a lot, even when we're not asked directly, and (c) demonstrate in public when the spirit moves us, exactly ... where?

Subject to inquiries? Under suspicion? Living under what sort of government? My understanding from civics class was that all of the above was covered as free and legal under our Constitution ... something about freedom to assemble, freedom of speech, and whatnot.


Thursday, February 02, 2006

tell it like it is

forwarded to me today. now that's funny!

bushco blatancy

Bush: We must break our "oil addiction"...... Naaaah, just kidding!

in bush's state of the union address, he made the unexpected and dramatic statement that america must replace "more than 75 percent of our oil imports from the Middle East by 2025." eyebrows raised.

don't panic, Lee Raymond, everybody's favorite texan didn't get a sudden case of environmental conscience! he was only, uh, kinda just talkin' out an idea he had (!): "This was purely an example," Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman said.

makes one wonder who's writing the speeches over at the white house. either this was calculated deception, intended to impress an increasingly disappointed american public (whom he knew wouldn't read the follow-up analysis), or perhaps ol' dubba's colorin' outside the lines, the way he did back at yale. naughty, naughty! read the telepromter and stay on target, w!