Monday, May 08, 2006

Some of you are asking...why?

From Wikipedia, reasons to impeach Dubya:

(I could cite 4 or 5 from memory)

1. Wiretapping inside the United States without a warrant

2. Misrepresenting the facts and failing to investigate the discrepancies leading up to the invasion of Iraq

3. Refuting the Geneva Conventions

4. Extraordinary rendition

5. Responsibility as Commander-in-Chief for wrongful acts and illegal orders committed by officers and other staff under his command; in particular for encouraging, seeking justifications for, and failure to thoroughly investigate the torture of detainees at Abu Ghraib and other prisons.

6. The alleged responsibility of the George W. Bush administration in the mishandling of Hurricane Katrina

7. Handling of the Yellowcake forgery and the subsequent Plame affair.

8. Abuse of power

And for their utter disregard for our Constitution, humanity's crowning political accomplishment, I want to see Dubya and his cabal spend some time as inmates at Abu Ghraib. But is that punishment? Also, someone should be punished for setting science back in this great country.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Ace has a big weekend! (or) Stephen Colbert, Superstar!

Truthiness to power!

On Saturday night, Stephen Colbert (host of "Colbert Report" and former long-time Daily Show correspondent) used the forum given to him at the White House Correspondents Association's annual dinner to rip Bush a new one. He did it in the fawning tones of the ultra right-wing, Bush-supporting persona he employs as host of his "Report." I know all of the left wing blogs are on top of this, but there was a particular moment of genius that I haven't heard reflected back yet:

"Now, I know there's some polls out there saying this man has a 32% approval rating. But guys like us, we don't pay attention to the polls. We know that polls are just a collection of statistics that reflect what people are thinking in 'reality.' And reality has a well-known liberal bias."

That last sentence is worthy of Twain. I am sure we'll see it again.

By the way, is it me, or is Valerie Plame hot? Sorry, I hope that wasn't too Larry King-ish...

And, as if shattering Dubya's reality bubble wasn't enough attention for a Saturday night, he was also co-host of SNL's Robert Smigel retrospective of cartoons, in his Ace of the "Ambiguously Gay Duo" character. Steve Karel played Gary, of course. Ace introduced me to the semi-homo-erotic joy of Colbert. I didn't know he was Ace when he debuted on the Daily Show roundabout 1998; I thought he had weird- and slightly creepy-looking eyes...

I've since learned he is a former RPG-er! The homo-erotic love grows...