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  •  "The US . . . gives lies..." (4.00)
    and it's going to continue until we run the bastards out of town...

    The "Testy Kid" and the gang of Nixonian holdovers

    more of what we already know but in molly ivins' inimitable style...

    For those of you who have forgotten just what a stonewall paranoid Nixon was, the poor man used to stalk around the White House demanding that his political enemies be killed. Many still believe there was a certain Richard III grandeur to Nixon's collapse because he was also a man of notable talents. There is neither grandeur nor tragedy in watching this president, the Testy Kid, violate his oath to uphold the laws and Constitution of our country.

        The Testy Kid wants to do what he wants to do when he wants to do it because he is the president, and he considers that sufficient justification for whatever he wants. He even finds lawyers like John Yoo, who tell him that whatever he wants to do is legal.

        The creepy part is the overlap. Damned if they aren't still here, after all these years, the old Nixon hands -- Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, the whole gang whose yearning for authoritarian government rose like a stink over the Nixon years. Imperial executive. Bring back those special White House guard uniforms. Cheney, like some malignancy that cannot be killed off, back at the same old stand, pushing the same old crap.

    "Cheney, like some malignancy that cannot be killed off..." i just love how that rolls off the tongue, so easy-like...
    •  Georgie is like Varuca Salt (none)
      from Willy Wonka and Woo,Gonzales,Miers et. al are her stupid parents trying to keep her happy.  The NSA are the peanut shellers whos job is now to furiously unwrap the candybars looking for a golden ticket.

      Does the devil wear a suit and tie, Or does he work at the Dairy Queen- Martin Sexton

      by strengthof10kmen on Thu Dec 29, 2005 at 11:09:24 AM PST

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    •  I love Molly Ivans, she tells it just like it is. (none)
      And the republicans hate her for it.  

      I am not your beast of burden: I will not be forced to carry your baggage.....Humanistic Property Manifesto (-5.13, -4.77)

      by panicbean on Thu Dec 29, 2005 at 12:02:38 PM PST

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    •  Too bad Molly doesn't realize (none)
      that nothing Oedipus Tex has done is a crime or at all bad. Only those who have oral sex and lie about it are guilty of anything.
      •  Ultimate oral sex: he's going down on history (none)
        That's a Bushism just waiting to happen, and I couldn't resist. Sorry. But he does believe that history will vindicate him.

        I think that explains the new screw-you-all face of the President. This is why he now speaks in this do-your-worst and bring-em-on way, with that strange and creepy look of utter certainty. He's gazing at a far future, not at today's NYT. So no more parsing. No ducking questions. No apologies. No double-speak. Screw you all. Future generations will thank him.

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