after I read this at Digby's from a post at Atrios by Attaturk. The original piece is here in the times.
Take Representative Terry Everett, a seven-term Alabama Republican who is
vice chairman of the House intelligence subcommittee on technical and tactical
“Do you know the difference between a Sunni and a Shiite?” I asked him a
few weeks ago.
Mr. Everett responded with a low chuckle. He thought for a moment: “One’s
in one location, another’s in another location. No, to be honest with you, I
don’t know. I thought it was differences in their religion, different families
To his credit, he asked me to explain the differences. I told him briefly
about the schism that developed after the death of the Prophet Muhammad, and how
Iraq and Iran are majority Shiite nations while the rest of the Muslim world is
mostly Sunni. “Now that you’ve explained it to me,” he replied, “what
occurs to me is that it makes what we’re doing over there extremely difficult,
not only in Iraq but that whole area.”
Such are the idiots that govern us. Granted that he may not have known about them before but for crying out load he is on the "House intelligence subcommittee on technical and tactical intelligence". Like his leader he is clearly devoid of any. The elections can't come soon enough.
That was roughly paraphrasing the constitutional law expert Jonathan Turley on tonight's Keith Olbermann show.
But TBogg below
Torture.and Digby say it best..
No habeas petitions.
Today President Bush took the constitution and tore it into little pieces.On a less serious note here is something interesting.
....I don't ever want to hear anyone on the right talk about moral values again. They are concepts which they clearly do not understand. And if they dare to bring up the Bible or Jesus Christ after this I will laugh in their faces, knowing that by their own standards they are going straight to hell for what they've done.
You know all those shopping trolleys that shoppers use at stores? The ones that get dumped are now being put to a better use by an artist, he makes sculptures from discarded shopping trolleys. There are more links at this site. The one I loved the most is below.
One Can't Live In These Depressing Times Without Some Humor...
Borat on night of too many stars with Jon Stewart..