Thursday, October 06, 2005

Why does Senator Kit Bond love torture?

The US Senate approves detainee treatment rules
By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON - The Senate faces a confrontation with the House over a $440 billion military spending bill that, despite White House opposition, would impose restrictions on the treatment of terrorism suspects.
Delivering a rare wartime slap at Pentagon authority and President Bush, the GOP-controlled Senate voted 90-9 on Wednesday to back an amendment that would prohibit the use of "cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment" against anyone in U.S. government custody, regardless of where they are held.

Nine senators - nine! - voted against this amendment, including the Show-Me State's own Christopher "Kit" Bond. i guess he thinks it's okay to torture detainees, thus giving our enemies and their allies further casus belli. You can email Mr. Bond here. Be sure to ask him for an explanation why he loves emboldening our enemies and hates America.

BTW, everyone knows by now that Dubya sucks, but is the AP piling on? i love how the AP says the US Senate delivered "a rare wartime slap at Pentagon authority and President Bush..." i have noticed that some of their stories have been a bit sassy toward W lately. i guess they are tired of being lied to for four and a half years, too.


DeLay's carousel of concealed cash benefits the Blunts

Hat tip to A Lie A Day Blog. DeLay's greasy tentacles seem to reach everywhere.
From the Associated Press:
Associated Press Writers

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tom DeLay deliberately raised more money than he needed to throw parties at the 2000 presidential convention, then diverted some of the excess to longtime ally Roy Blunt through a series of donations that benefited both men's causes.

When the financial carousel stopped, DeLay's private charity, the consulting firm that employed DeLay's wife and the Missouri campaign of Blunt's son all ended up with money, according to campaign documents reviewed by The Associated Press.

Jack Abramoff, a Washington lobbyist recently charged in an ongoing federal corruption and fraud investigation, and Jim Ellis, the DeLay fundraiser indicted with his boss last week in Texas, also came into the picture.
Read the rest of the article.
Even Jack Abramoff is involved in this one. The GOP Culture of Corruption knows no bounds.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

So Much Malfeasance, So Little Time...

How do the Repugnicans get away with so much? Maybe it's cuz they do so much that it's impossible to keep track of it all. It is difficult for those of us who care to keep our heads from spinning as a new scandal comes down the pike pert near daily. These people have serious issues and an appalling lack of shame. Remember, this is the "family values" and "compassionate conservative" crowd espousing their "faith-based" style of government. Hypocrites, all of them.

Here are a few links to help you catch up on some of the various aspersions that spell t-r-o-u-b-l-e for the GOP. These articles will provide you with enough facts and reality-based perspective to counter Republican talking points as the Radical Right Wingers recite them. You can now yell, "bullshit!!" at fascists like Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity on the TV with full confidence. You're welcome.

PERRspectives Blog: Banana Republicans Misdeeds of the miscreants. 13 Most Corrupt Members of Congress Guess who is first on their list? One Mr. Roy Blunt (R-MO). The Scandal Sheet - 34 Scandals of the first four years of BushCo that are worse than whitewater.