Uncivil Discourse

Because civility is overrated.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Bombs Over Mecca

So, Tom Tancredo, the other bitchass Republican in Congress from the little old state of Colorado, feels a good way to win hearts and minds is by threatening to bomb the shit out of Mecca (and maybe Medina) if Muslim terrorists attack the US with nuclear weapons.

There's really nothing else to say about this other than that I know, deep down, Congressman Tancredo feels just as comfortable with talking about how if Jewish terrorists were to hit us, we'd hit Jeruselam. And it's a good thing Eric Rudolph never used a nuclear weapon, otherwise he'd be putting his political reputation on the line by advocating for a retaliatory strike against North Carolina. God bless the motherfucker.

Good lord, how much worse can these guys get? How the fuck do they keep getting elected if they think "PR" stands for "Piss and Retaliate" -- be it on wives of people they want to destroy, or any hopes of us not being viewed as the embodiment of evil by a number of people who might not be naturally inclined to support groups like al-Qaeda?

In other news, I can't bring myself to get excited over the fact that our president seems to have paid attention for one day in high school Civics. Smirking as is his wont, President Organ Monkey said, "I, of course, am the person that picks the nominee, and they get to decide whether or not the nominee gets confirmed. That's the way it has worked in the past. That's the way it's going to work in this administration."

He has a way of restating the obvious in a way that makes you sigh a big old sigh of relief, doesn't he? It's like the kid that's been braindamaged in an accident, and in the hospital, they're trying to check if he can follow the doctor's finger, and what do you know, he fucking does, and everyone cheers. Yay for the braindamaged kid, defying everyone's fucking expectations.

And, shit, why did the Associated Press decide to say that Bush gave clues about his eventual Supreme Court choice? Here's a clue for the AP: when a batshit right-wing motherfucker like George W. Bush says he wants a justice that's a "fair-minded individual who represents the mainstream of American law and American values" and who "will meet the highest standards of intellect, character and ability and will pledge to faithfully interpret the Constitution and laws of our country," he's talking about someone like Antonin "Silence Means That Sometimes I Wish My Wife Would Let Me Bugger Her" Scalia or Clarence "Being Chief Justice Means I Can Secure My Vital Porn Pipeline" Thomas. It's right-wing code speak, kind of like saying Dred Scott instead of Roe. These people are the worst fucking cryptographers ever.

In any case, this isn't exactly news: Bush said a long time ago he wanted someone like Thomas or Scalia. And he's been throwing around words like "character" and "integrity" and "Constitution" ever since O'Connor decided to end her reign of sometimes-integrity and sometimes-partisan hackery (I'm sorry, but Bush v. Gore cancels out any number of other shit, since we wouldn't be talking about this if it weren't for that). So where exactly is there some new clue about who Bush is going to choose? Did the AP suddenly realize he was going to appoint some batshit Federalist Society son of a bitch? Justice Ted Olson, here we fucking come. Next, the AP will realize that the religious right wants someone who'll say "Well whoop de do, let's put up the Ten Commandments in every goddamned room in this here Christian country while we mandate school prayer all up in this piece." So, ok, they want Roy Moore.

Damn, no wonder people pee themselves in pleasure whenever Bush acts like someone qualified to be president and not a braindamaged teenager. The press gets all giddy when he says the fucking obvious. Color me shocked.