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Friday, April 08, 2005

Bad Nominees

Herbert: "Don't bother cueing the violins. This is an old story. There's no shock value and hardly any news value in yet another black or brown kid going down for the count. Burying the young has long since become routine in poor black and Latino neighborhoods. Nobody gets real excited about it. I find that peculiar, but there's a lot about the world that I find peculiar." [NYT]

No one cares about black or brown/minority kids anymore...just send 'em over to Iraq so they can kill other brown people to steal oil. I wonder if anyone in the NRA is reading this...if so, screw you and your organization for HELPING put these guns on the streets. No, I'm definitely not anti-gun. I believe in the 2nd Amendment, to a limit. Handguns are good for the police, and that's really about it. Rifles and shotguns are for hunting. The military is different, naturally. What's your excuse!?

Opinion: The worst of the BAD nominees: "Mr. Bolton stands out because he is not only bad in a policy sense, but also unqualified for the post to which he's been named. At a minimum, the United States representative to the United Nations should be a person who believes it is a good idea. Mr. Bolton has never made secret his disdain for the United Nations, for multilateralism and for consensus-seeking diplomacy in general." [NYT]

Are the Democrats starting to fight back??? Can't be!!! No, it's mostly playing defense right now; preventing the worst of the worst from gaining positions of power. In effect, all that this does (from a naysayers point of view) is prevent the really bad nominee, but allows a comically bad (and much less qualified) person to be confirmed. But, make no mistake, the Dems are back, thanks to Reid and Dean. [Kos]

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