Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Spineless

It's plain to see how easily blogger burnout can burrow itself inside your skull and slowly, painfully, eat your brains, after reading garbage like this.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said providing the immunity will likely be the price of getting President Bush to sign into law new legislation extending the government's surveillance authority.
Hey Representative Dumbass - may I call you Dumbass? - the Bush administration hasn't told the truth on a goddamn thing whether in the majority or the minority and, given how it's anathema to how they do business anyway, why would they start now? Bipartisanship; trust; honor; these words simply do not exist anywhere within their banal minds that are equipped with one thing only: a laser-like focus on how to fuck other people's shit up in order to profit from it. But that's fine, don't believe me. Just listen to them spell it out for you.
In a conference call with reporters, a senior Justice Department official called Hoyer's offer "encouraging" but would not commit to sharing the data. The official spoke only on condition of anonymity while negotiations with Congress continue.
Rep. Dumbass, in Republican Newspeak, "encouraging" means "we have those gutless cowards right where we want them." And no matter what less-diabolical-than-before provisions you write up in your New And Improved® We Don't Need No Stinkin' Warrant Bill - a "blanket" court order for up to one year? you can get a whole lotta spyin' done in 365 days - administration criminals are going to do whatever they damn well please. Still don't believe me?
The Bush administration agreed on Oct. 5 to "assemble" that information by Oct. 22 - after the bill is supposed to be voted on by Congress - but warned that many of the requested documents may be withheld.
If that isn't a sucker's bet, I don't know what is. You in?

7 comments:

PoliShifter said...

Steny Hoyer's dream has been to create a democratic version of K Street. Ever since he became majority leader he's been busy shoveling theh pork and bragging about it.

Fuck this Congress.

Fuck them all.

It's too early for me to be this pissed off.

Randal Graves said...

That's why I have to toss shit in about baseball and other stuff, or I'd go mad with anger. It boggles the mind how they NEVER EVER EVER fight. Yeah, you might lose by having your shit overriden by Bush - not that he follows the law anyway. But dammit, FIGHT. This is why people have poor views of Democrats. Man, this isn't rocket science.

pissed off patricia said...

We need some dems willing to lead, not be led.

You're right, bush will do whatever the hell he wants to, but Christ they could at least put up a good old American fight.

Tom Harper said...

I'm sick to death of Democrats bending over every time Bush wants something. That's not why we elected them. Our 2-party system has degenerated into Republican and Republican Lite.

Randal Graves said...

I didn't understand, nor approve, of the spinelessness immediately after 9/11 - America is pretty goddamn stupid. But now, after 6+ years of constant lying and documented unconstitutional actions, you'd think that maybe, just maybe, the Democrats would want to live up to the ideals they constantly blather on about in press releases and photo ops. Republican Lite is right. I have no mouth and now I must drink.

Larry said...

In other words, this is another Democratic way to enable Bush and his march to supremacy.

Randal Graves said...

Why mess with something if it ain't broke? The country will be, but that's just details.