"The point is that in foreign policy, even more than other aspects of government, secrecy is both necessary and dangerous" - Peter Beinart
"Welcome to National Fiscal Hypocrisy Week." - Robert Reich
"Bristol Palin lost to Jennifer Grey in the finale of 'Dancing with the Stars.' The good news is, when a Palin loses they tend to just quietly disappear." – Conan O'Brien
|"Hillary, wikileaks must die"|
"Diplomats, like politicians and journalists, are also human. They too love to exchange gossip." - John KornblumFrom an interview that der Spiegal magazine had with former US ambassador to Germany, on why the current wikileaks could just as well have happened anywhere, even in Germany: "The documents were apparently taken off an official American internet network, to which 2.5 million persons are said to have access. Ironically, this system was set up after 9/11 to improve international cooperation by ensuring that all relevant information on terrorism would be widely available. But no security system on earth can guarantee safety on a network which offers so many people access to such highly sensitive information. In the highly charged political atmosphere of today's United States, the temptation to make a political point by stealing sensitive information is great."
My apologies to Willie Nelson:
|"Get out, all you foreign born mo'fo's"|
If the good people who work for us in Washington DC were surprised at the anger and backlash generated by the loss of conservatives being in power and whipped into an elderly frenzy by the likes of Dick Armey and Sarah Palin, then they will be caught off-guard again as people react to the continued shenanigans by the new GOPers. It's enough to make me lose my temper and conduct a good whup ass on my local Republican representative...
By continuing to obstruct solving our economic problems by creating more tax cuts, I'm gonna punch the guy in the mouth if I hear that one more time... By not signing the nuclear non-proliferation treaty that's been sitting there on the desk, I'm gonna punch my representative in the mouth next time I see him... Filibustering and not extending jobless benefits once again, I won't punch anybody, but I will stand back and watch as families end up stealing food or toys for the Christmas holidays... I guess everyone will end up at Walmart... Who knew that Scrooge this year was named Doug Lamborn in my district, maybe Scott Brown or John McCain in yours... What I'm trying to say is that if I don't have a job in two years, I and many others will take it out on the conservatives one more time, but the anger will be worse, it will be righteous and genuine, and it won't be deflected by asking for Obama's birth certificate or distracted by other bright and shiny objects...