Saturday, December 13, 2008

Helluva campaign slogan.

Vitter. Unbelievably callous. Or unbelievably stupid.

Rachel Maddow: GOP's Platform is Now to Reduce the Wages of American Workers | Video Cafe

Vitter: "Let me be clear, I' m not trying to block this package in spite of job losses that would occur if these companies went down, I'm trying to block this package because of that."

It's hard to believe, but he actually says that at about 1:09 in the video.  Has to be seen to be believed.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Snow day!!

Good grief.
It snowed in Lafayette.
I took pictures.
Wait breathlessly for update later.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ass backwards? I thought that was the way he liked it.

"Ass-Backwards" Auto Bailout Deal Will Get Filibuster, Says Senator
Sen. David Vitter, R-La., promised to filibuster the measure, which could delay a final vote for days.

He said the package has an "ass-backwards" approach to curing what ails the U.S. auto industry -- giving carmakers money immediately, and only later demanding that they restructure.
Olberman's best line: "Filibuster? I hardly even knew her."

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Louisiana . . . hack-koff

Vermont called healthiest state, Louisiana last | U.S. | Reuters
Louisiana has displaced Mississippi as the unhealthiest U.S. state and other Southern states were close rivals due to high obesity and smoking rates in new rankings that deemed Vermont the healthiest.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Enhanced interrogation techniques = sadism.

It's time to call a sadist a sadist. There was no way that Bush's go ahead for "enhanced interrogation" would not turn into useless and harmful torture for the sake of torture.  Anyone with only s glimmer of understanding of history and human psychology would believe that, given complete control over others, seemingly decent people would act intelligently and kindly.  Bush has destroyed America's good name, and the only way to regain it is to hold him, Cheney and Rumsfeld responsible for war crimes.  Americans who acquiesced in the torture should be treated with the same scorn that we reserve for Nazis who claim that they didn't know about the holocaust.  They should never be allowed near positions or power or responsibility again.

Official American Sadism - The New York Review of Books
"Why was Mohammed Jawad tortured?" Major Frakt asked. "Why did military officials choose a teenage boy who had attempted suicide in his cell less than five months earlier to be the subject of this sadistic sleep deprivation experiment?" Officers at Guantánamo said they did not believe he had any valuable intelligence information, and he was not even questioned during the "frequent flyer program." "The most likely scenario," Major Frakt said, "is that they simply decided to torture Mr. Jawad for sport, to teach him a lesson, perhaps to make an example of him to others."

Let the finger pointing begin. Oh, it's already begun?

Canal Street Chronicles - Welcome Who Dat Nation!
That's it. Not much of a chance for the post-season left now. Even if the Saints could win the rest of their games this season - they won't - it probably wouldn't be enough for a playoff spot. Let's all be completely honest with eachother...this is the Saints. What reason would we have for thinking they could put together a bunch of wins. They have been inconsistent all season. Two seasons actually and nothing leads me to believe it will be any different for a while.

A great idea, pay down debt now. | News | Pay down retirement debt now, two urge — Baton Rouge, LA
State leaders should consider using more than two-thirds of the budget surplus to help pay off Louisiana’s $10 billion retirement debt, leaders of two retirement groups said Monday.

Without drastic action, they said, the state’s retirement obligation soon will start gobbling up a huge part of the budget and cripple aid for schools, roads and bridges and other services.