Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Backing the wrong horse

So the White House has decided to up the ante with their backing of Tom DeLay. Can't say I'm the least bit surprised.

"The Hammer" has been a valuable asset to Dumbya's conservative agenda, a right-wing pit bull of sorts. He wants to prosecute judges who don't interpret the Constitution in the absolute strictest of fashions, calling them "activists" because they don't believe that the nature of government and society can change over the course of 200+ years. We can thank the Terri Schiavo mess for that little gem.

DeLay also believes that "tyrants and rogue regimes must be confronted before they harm American interests". Put differently, "attack them before they attack us". This is Wolfowitz doctrine, chapter and verse; American global aggression justified under the guise of self-protection.

Man, does this guy know how to tow the party line.
Oh, he's also anti-choice and anti-gay, but that's par for the course.

And he's from Texas; always a plus in the eyes of Big George.

I hope and pray (in my own fashion, of course) that this blows up in the White House's face. Backing such a stalwart conservative and then having it revealed that he is, in fact, a corrupt son of a bitch will perhaps shed some much needed light on the hypocrisy of holier-than-thou Republicans in general. Then again, anyone who is still pro-DeLay at this point must be so completely mired in right-wing ideology that nothing will convince them he's a bad guy, short of him declaring himself the Anti-Christ while horns sprout from his forehead.

Today's leftist, hippy shit listening list:

Cocteau Twins - Cocteau Twins
(ethereal goodies from the fine folks at 4AD)

Enduser - Run War
(ragga breakcore madness)

Puzleboy - Still Young And Upwardly Mobile
(little bit of this, little bit of that; you know how I do)

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity
(these guys could see into the future; released in 1975 and sounding like last week)

Radiohead - Amnesiac
("Store away from sunlight; preferably in a dark drawer with your secrets"; oh, very yes)


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