Somewhere on the Eastern Shore of Maryland …

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All the lines are vintage Rummy except two. And no, I have no idea why I did this.

Never fear, our former Preznit is still servin’ up steamin’ heaps o’ that deeelicious freedom!

LONDON, March 30, 2009 – Ground Zero for the so-called ‘war on terror’ is a nation where gays and lesbians live in real terror every day. Among the suffering of gay Iraqis is the regular threat (and carrying out) of rape and murder. In July, CNN reported on the case of a young gay man abducted for ransom and raped daily for more than two weeks.

Well, like Rummy said, freedom is untidy.

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image shamelessly stolen from vanity fair

Eric Holder better get his ass in gear if he wants a crack at everyone’s favorite war criminals:

MADRID, (AP) — A Spanish court has agreed to consider opening a criminal case against six former Bush administration officials, including former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, over allegations they gave legal cover for torture at Guantanamo Bay, a lawyer in the case said Saturday.

Human rights lawyers brought the case before leading anti-terror judge Baltasar Garzon, who agreed to send it on to prosecutors to decide whether it had merit, Gonzalo Boye, one of the lawyers who brought the charges, told The Associated Press.

Gonzo can’t get a job, so maybe he could do some jailhouse lawyering once he gets to The Hague.

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Still classy:

Bush joked that he’d need more such engagements to pay for the house his wife, Laura, bought without him seeing it. “I actually paid for a house last fall,” he told the crowd. “I think I’m the only American to have bought a house in the fall of 2008.”

We are well rid of him.

klutzDeep thought:

President Obama lifted the restrictions on stem-cell research yesterday.  But suppose Preznit Bunnypants hadn’t put them in place to begin with?

Sure, we know about the dead in Iraq – the people, the soldiers – and we know what happened in New Orleans. But how many people would be alive today if Bush hadn’t put his religion before the rest of us?  How many people would be walking instead of in wheelchairs had science not been hobbled for the past eight years?  How many people would be enjoying their lives instead of suffering?  We’ll never know.


Pardon me for putting up this photo, but we’ve got a few last minute things to attend to before the country magically transforms into a land of milk and honey and ponies.

Politico has a piece up today predicting 10 pardons the Dear Leader might issue.  I think they’re wrong on several fronts, including the number of pardons, but here it is:

As the clock ticks down on his presidency, George W. Bush has shown few signs he plans to indulge in the frenzy of last-minute pardons that marked Bill Clinton’s final hours in the Oval Office.

But Bush could quickly leap back into the spotlight in the next two days if he issues a blanket pardon immunizing CIA and military interrogators, as well as their bosses, from criminal prosecution over harsh treatment of prisoners from the war on terror.

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2457845397_c863ae61cb_oGeorge W. Bush is still nominally the President for a few more days, and he is going to use his Presidential Powers to Mission Accomplish Barack Obama through a successful inauguration. The inauguration is happening, as it usually does, in Washington D.C..   Because Washington D.C. is full of poor black liberals and rich white gay liberals (just like New Orleans!), because it will be even fuller of poor and rich, black and white gay liberals during the inauguration, and because the inauguration means that George Bush will no longer be able to Accomplish Missions (except in regards to successfully filling his Presidential Library with 10000 copies of My Pet Goat), Bush is declaring a State of Emergency during the U.S. inauguration. Or it’s because he’s just helping out the city with some money. Either way, let the fun times begin!
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