Sunday, February 12, 2006

Cheney shoots man

If he hadn't gotten five deferments when it was his time to serve, perhaps he could have gotten this out of his system as a soldier (more, more, more, heh, eh?, hrmm and lol, + more).

And, while I'm at it, here's a bit of weekend miscellany:

Check out this great video from Robert Cray.

Free Robot Sex!

On Friday, I mentioned outrage fatigue. It must be going around because Peter Daou did a bit of a scandal inventory (if you're not a Salon.com member, click past the ad).

And Al Franken follows up on the King Funeral freakout:

Would Coretta Scott King have enjoyed the moment? I don't know. You know who would have a better idea than me? Jimmy Carter. He knew Mrs. King. Those who are currently complaining - most of whom claim to be offended on her behalf - didn't know her at all.

Coretta Scott King was a political woman. Most of those complaining on her behalf are against everything she stood for. In her later years she spoke passionately on behalf of affirmative action. Should her family have been offended that President Bush didn't mention this and apologize for it? Should they have been offended that the first President Bush didn't mention that he had campaigned for Congress in 1964 against the 1964 Civil Rights Bill and didn't apologize for that?

I don't think so. I think they were happy the two Bush Presidents showed up and paid their respects. I think they were also happy that Carter mentioned the wiretaps and that Joseph Lowery mentioned that there had been no WMD's in Iraq. Because that's probably what their mother would have wanted.

But I don't know. You'd have to ask them.

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