Friday, October 19, 2007

From by Kathy

I post this mainly cuz of the shit about my SACK OF SHIT Senator Martinez, what a scumbucket!

October 19, 2007

Another Friday, another news dump. Today Florida Senator and former Bush Cabinet member Mel Martinez became the latest defector to jump off the sinking Bush Crime Family ship. Mel decided to resign his position as Chairman of the GOP, stating: " It was my goal as general chairman to lead the party as it established the structure and raised the resources necessary to support our presidential candidate and ensure Republican victories next November. I believe we have accomplished those goals. I believe that our future as a party and nation is bright and I have every intention of continuing to fight for our president, our party, and our candidates. "

Yeah, the GOP's future is so bright you gotta quit to salvage any hope of being reelected three years from now. Guess you skipped those college courses in logic, eh Mel?

In non-related Washington news, That grat defender of human rights President Chucklenutz issued new sanctions against Burma's government for its repression of the pro-democracy opposition and protestors. Makes you wonder when he's gonna get tough on the Saudis for doing the exact same thing. Oh we have big oil arrangements there, don't we? Nevermind . . .

Over in the Senate, wanna-be Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey refused to define certain interrogation techniques widely used by the U.S. government as torture, all the while condemning torture or abuse of detainees in any form. The L.A. Times reports: "In a testy final day of questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Mukasey drew the wrath of some Democrats on the panel when he refused to say whether he believed that so-called waterboarding, a technique that simulates drowning, constitutes torture that is prohibited by the Constitution."

"I don't know what's involved in the technique," Mukasey said in an exchange with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island. "If waterboarding is torture, torture is not constitutional."

Said Whitehouse: "That's a massive hedge. I mean, it either is or it isn't." He gave a brief description of the practice, but Mukasey still declined to offer an opinion as to its lawfulness."

Great, just what we need, another Attorney General with vague torture definitions and feigned ignorance of the details of interrogation techniques.

We'll discuss these issues, a weekly round up of the news, your phone calls and much more on the program tonight!


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