Saturday, October 14, 2006

Scandals and Responsibility

As the foley scandal's cover up gets closer and closer to the Speaker of the House, it's hard to pay attention to anything else. And now, with today's guilty plea, you can add soon to be ex-congressman bob ney (r) of Ohio to the ever growing republican scandal sheet or as some like to call it the republican "culture of corruption". Who can pay attention to the fact that North Korea is said to have tested a nuCLEar weapon? (Though there is no hard evidence of it yet)

While republicans in Congress are being accused of "inappropriately" touching young asses. Generals are saying that violence in Iraq is at an "all time high". John Hopkins University calculates that there have been 655,000 people killed in Iraq. And master polls-man John Zogby says the data is 95% accurate. The CHIEF OF THE BRITISH ARMY said that the presence of British troops has exacerbated the violence in Iraq and and Blair seems to agree. This British sentiment has nothing to do with the British cameraman US Troops shot and killed.

So out comes this president to, as Jon Stewart told David Letterman "answer questions like an 8 yr. old who didn't read the book", informing us that "the stakes are high", and that the president of the United States can not pronounce "peninsula".

Responsible has a few definitions. One of which is "chargeable with being the author, cause, or occasion of something (usually fol. by for): Termites were responsible for the damage." The disgraced republican congressman bob ney distributed a statement to reporters today after his plea and in it he said “I accept responsibility for my actions, and I am prepared to face the consequences of what I have done,” When someone is responsible for something they must face the consequences. It takes more than the speaker of the house just saying he takes responsibility for the foley scandal and cover up. It takes more than the president just saying he was responsible for the federal (lack of) response to hurricane katrina. There needs to be consequences. The only way that is going to happen is if we vote for people that will hold them accountable, that will ask hard questions and enforce tough consequences. The Democrats will question.

Monday, October 02, 2006

NSFW, but fine for Congress

Maf54 (7:46:33 PM): did any girl give you a haand job this weekend

Maf54 (7:48:00 PM): did you spank it this weekend yourself

Maf54 (7:58:37 PM): well I have aa totally stiff wood now

Maf54 (8:01:21 PM): i am hard as a tell me when your reaches rock

Maf54 (8:08:31 PM): get a ruler and measure it for me
(Maf54 = red ex-Congressman Mark Foley)

This is just a sample of the sick emails and instant messages sent to teenage pageboys by ex-republican congressman foley, who is avoiding interviews, press conferences, etc. by checking himself into alchohol rehab. These are just a few lines of what republican Speaker of the House dennis hastert called "overly friendly" emails. Turns out dennis and other red congressional leaders KNEW about foley's emails and instant messages for MONTHS and did nothing. Pages were warned about foley for years and he still remained chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children. Maybe the offices of foley, hastert, and boehner should be raided like congressman jefferson's was. And what does the evangelical christian,socially conservative bush administration call a grown man writing emails to underage boys regarding jerking off and hand jobs... "simply naughty emails" SIMPLY NAUGHTY EMAILS?!?!?! What would Dateline have to say about that?

It's disgusting!