Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse:

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. We’ve got yet another Attorney General who thinks it’s his job to lie for Bush rather than uphold the law:

Michael Mukasey has conclusively proven himself to be an exact replica of Alberto Gonzales — slavishly loyal to every presidential whim and unbound by even the most minimal constraints of truth while serving those whims. Speaking in San Francisco this week, Mukasey demanded that the President be given new warrantless eavesdropping powers and that lawbreaking telecoms be granted amnesty.

The claim is that 9/11 could’ve been prevented without that pesky FISA law. Bullshit. Of course it could – FISA’s never prevented law enforcement from obtaining warrants to listen in on terrorists. Mukasey’s proved himself a lying sack of shit, and just like everybody else in this Administration, he’s relying on tears and fears to help Bush have his way.

Glenn Greenwald rips him a new one. I’m going to let him handle this while I opt for uno Herradura, thanks very much.

So, how’s the mortgage crisis going? Any help on the horizon? Doh, shit:

The Republican response to the mortgage crisis has been, shall we say, a bit of a joke. John McCain has led the way for the party with a plan that is both ineffective and surprisingly callous.

The real core of his speech was his argument against government action to help dig distressed homeowners — or the country — out of the mortgage mess…. His suggestion that federal aid might wrongly reward “undeserving” homeowners sounded both mean-spirited and economically naive. And then there is the double standard. He seemed less concerned about the government helping reckless bankers, endorsing its role in preventing the bankruptcy of Bear Stearns.

So, according to the Republicons, it’s perfectly okay to bail out inept businesses, but John and Jane Homemaker can go fuck themselves. Tell me again why we’re supposed to vote for McCain?

…and speaking of McCain:

DNC spokesperson Karen Finney noted that the party recently conducted a focus group and found that McCain’s support dropped the most when voters learned about his habit of “shifting his positions to make them more acceptable to the right wing of the Republican Party.” In other words, people like McCain less when they learn about his flip-flops.

Why do I get the impression the Straight Talk Express blew its engine after the wrong turn at Albuquerque? Let’s share the joyous news and see if we can get his general election poll numbers to equal Bush’s popularity – it’s not like they’re fundamentally different on the issues, after all.

One for the road: Blake Stacey tells us how to boil an egg.

Step 1. Obtain an egg, without provoking undue grievances from the vegan community.

Click on the link for the rest of the steps. Without the context, you won’t bust your gut laughing.

I just have one more thing to add.


And you will understand why in a few hours. Tune in again.

Happy Hour Discurso
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