so deal with it, you whining bastards:
Democrats charged Tuesday that the CIA has released documents about congressional briefings on harsh interrogation techniques in order to deflect attention and blame away from itself.
“I think there is so much embarrassment in some quarters [of the CIA] that people are going to try to shift some of the responsibility to others — that’s what I think,” said Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), who sat on the Senate Intelligence Committee and was briefed on interrogation techniques five times between 2006 and 2007.
Translation: "You aren't supposed to do things like this to US!"
Well, let's see: Obama & Co. start talking about prosecuting lawyers for giving Bush opinions, and then rush of to the CIA to say "Oh, don't worry, we won't prosecute you." And for some reason, they don't believe it. So they leak information showing that you clowns knew exactly what was being done and had no problem with it. That's not 'shifting responsibility', that's letting uncomfortable(for the Evil Party) facts out. Deal with it.
Remember Rep. Barney Frank(Sleazeball-MA) claiming there was no problem with Fannie and Freddie(and don't concern yourselves with him sleeping with a guy on the board or any of that stuff)? That trying to do something about the mess was 'partisan politics' and so forth? Well, it's been a popular way to deflect attention from messes with lots of Evil Party members:
“Today’s report confirms that the so-called Social Security crisis exists in only one place — the minds of Republicans,” said Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. “In reality, the program is on solid ground for decades to come.”
Reid, everybody and their grandma who looked at the information knew you were full of crap. And the results of so many of you crooked bastards not wanting to deal with it?
Social Security and Medicare are fading even faster under the weight of the recession, heading for insolvency years sooner than previously expected, the government warned Tuesday. Social Security will start paying out more in benefits than it collects in taxes in 2016, a year sooner than projected last year, and the giant trust fund will be depleted by 2037, four years sooner, trustees reported.
Which means Obama and Buttmonkeys, Inc., will plead with us to- no, they'll demand we not gripe about having our taxes raised to 'deal' with it; money they'll waste just like they have for decades. And I'm including Stupid Party members who weren't willing to deal with it, too, in the crooked bastards category.
Some information on just how much Big Labor looted from members to put Obama in the Oval Office, and the payoffs for it.
Speaking of slimy politicians,
UPDATE: Just confirmed with his office he did vote against the measure. Details coming.
UPDATE II: Here's the statement his office just e-mailed me: I have consistently been a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights, but this legislation goes too far - further than President Reagan, further than President Bush, and further than Tennessee law.
As Rustmeister says, Ok, Mister Senator, but I have to ask: Does it go further than the US Constitution? Or, for that matter, the desires of your constituents ?
The kind of thing that causes me to not be very concerned when the American Library Association starts whining about 'banned books week' and other matters; so many of their members are like the ACLU: very picky about what rights, and what freedom of speech and reading, is actually important. You know, somebody doesn't want kids looking at porn on library computers and it's a Fascist Threat!, but Cuba throwing librarians in jail for loaning unapproved books isn't something they want to mention.
Kevin found a sticker. That's not only true, but ought to be mailed to lots of people in the Stupid Party.
Oh, gee, the Mexican government may be full of crap about guns from the US? And set up a 'dog and pony show'? Whoda thunk it? Besides all the gunbloggers and others who pointed out various problems with it, that is.
Right now, it's sunny and windy here. We had what I think was outflow from collapsing storms shove 70mph winds through here last night- I lost power for about two hours- and do some damage. And there's another chance of storms tonight, so I need to mow while things are fairly dry.