The House (Dems) Finally Wins

“The house always wins,” so the old saying goes.  Of course it depends on which house you’re talking about.  If by house, you mean casino, then you would be right, and this would explain that in the two times I’ve actually gambled at a casino in my life, I walked out empty handed....

The Only Thing We Have To Fear…

House Democrats earned for themselves some rare praise from Glenn Greenwald, someone whose obstinance I share when it comes to holding firm on retroactive immunity for telecoms and warrantless wiretapping in general.  As many of my readers know, I am one who firmly believes that one must pick and choose...

Ping-Pong With FISA

House Dems really need to cut this out; I get all kinds of gooey every time they act as though the have some sort of temerity. Draft up a FISA compromise without retroactive immunity? Take me, I’m yours. Of course, you have to get me there first.  All things considered, I will forever remain a skeptic...

OMG WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!!!

Every great once in a while, and when I say that I mean this on very rare occasions, I get a little bit proud of Democrats, and have to admit they might have done their jobs.  For this, I’ll even give Nancy Pelosi a little credit for standing firm and not being forced by the politics of fear into...

The Old “We’re All Gonna Die” Two Step

I can almost imagine Bush in his fine suit seated somewhere in the West Wing, his feet kicked up, and his hands tucked behind his head as he explains what’s really going on with FISA. “You know, my term’s ending,” he’d drawl in that carpetbagging Texan accent of his. ...

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