Sloppy Seconds

Happy Holidays!

It’s good to see Rummy hard at work.

Crisp white shirt.
No hairnet.
Pocket protector.

Serving a woman soldier murder.

Grinch

If you find yourself without healthcare benefits, access to student loans, unable to get child support payments, and the ability to get food stamps etc. etc. etc.

This is the man you can blame for all your problems next year.
This is the man that you can ask why he hates poor people.
This is the man you can ask why he hates women.
This is the man you can ask why pro-life means destroying lives.

Cheney cast the tie breaking vote in the Senate after racing back from his Middle East trip, his first since the “war” began. Bush was pleased – he gave Cheney a 1.9% pay raise. Hailing the move as necessary to “restrain government spending,” Bush urged further cuts. Meanwhile the Pentagon spending bill passed with a 308-106 vote.

Signify Me

“…The signifieds butt heads with the signifiers. And we all fall down slackjawed to marvel at words.”
-Joanna Newsome

BRIT HUME: You took a question the other day about Iraqi casualties.

And you used the number 30,000. First of all, why did you decide to take those questions after you made a speech, which presumably you were hoping might be the news of the day? And the second thing is, where’d you get the number 30,000?

BUSH: I thought about – the morning of the trip, I thought it would be kind of an interesting diversion, in a sense. In other words, people expect one thing, and sometimes to do the unexpected in the public arena helps draw attention to a speech that might – I can’t say would’ve been ignored, but sometimes it’s hard for me to burn through the filter.

Secondly, that was a number that’s been floating around the public. You know, it was a number that was in the press. The 30,000 Iraqis, I must tell you, it’s speculative. I don’t think anybody knows the exact number. What’s important for the American people to know is that our mission in Iraq is to target the guilty and protect the innocent. That’s what you go over with precision weapons and good intelligence. The terrorists’ mission in Iraq is to target the innocent.