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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Goodbye Elmo

Hey now.

Rove counting heads on the Senate Judiciary Committee

Who's your daddy?
The White House has been twisting arms to ensure that no Republican member votes against President Bush in the Senate Judiciary Committee’s investigation of the administration's unauthorized wiretapping.
"Separate but equal?"

Ha!
Congressional sources said Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove has threatened to blacklist any Republican who votes against the president.
Oooh.
The sources said the blacklist would mean a halt in any White House political or financial support of senators running for re-election in November.

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Over the last few weeks, Mr. Rove has been calling in virtually every Republican on the Senate committee as well as the leadership in Congress. The sources said Mr. Rove's message has been that a vote against Mr. Bush would destroy GOP prospects in congressional elections.

"He's [Rove] lining them up one by one," another congressional source said.
Do the Repubs on the Senate Judiciary Committee get extra points for kissing the AG's ass?

Some of 'em are doing a good job of that.
So far, only a handful of GOP senators have questioned Mr. Rove's tactics.

Some have raised doubts about Mr. Rove's strategy of painting the Democrats, who have opposed unwarranted surveillance, as being dismissive of the threat posed by al Qaeda terrorists.

"Well, I didn't like what Mr. Rove said, because it frames terrorism and the issue of terrorism and everything that goes with it, whether it's the renewal of the Patriot Act or the NSA wiretapping, in a political context," said Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican.
Everything this WH does is framed in a political context.

Like this:

Bush seeks to slash public broadcast funds

WWMr.RD?
WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - President George W. Bush took a swipe at Big Bird and his ilk Monday as he proposed slashing funds to public broadcasting by more than $150 million.

In the president's 2007 budget request, funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting will be cut by $53.5 million in 2007 and $50 million more in 2008.
"B" is for "budget cuts!"
Those cuts don't reflect others made in funding at the Education and Commerce departments and the elimination of specific programs for digital TV conversion and satellite delivery system.

Public broadcasting officials estimate that the entire budget cuts run $157 million over the two-year period.
Actually, "B" is for "Blackwater."
The cuts in public broadcasting are part of an attempt by the White House to reduce the country's red ink as the administration seeks more money for the military and seeks to make Bush's first-term tax cuts permanent.
"H" is for "Halliburton."
Attempts by conservative Republicans to cut CPB funds are nothing new.

Many conservatives view the public broadcasting as a bastion of liberalism.
"D" is for "Demotard!"
While there have been attempts to make cuts, the service has wide support in Congress from Republicans and Democrats who like its dedication to public affairs and educational programming.
People, listen to me: Our Kid is gonna take your money.

Guaranteed.

The only question you have to ask yourself is...would you rather he spend your hard earned $ on parks, clean water and Muppets...or high tech-surveillance systems, sharks with friggin' laser beams attached to their heads and private security companies?

"Not much money to be made in Muppets."

That's right.

"Not really a good investment opportunity."

Well, the premise is - you're investing in the future - by creating intelligent human beings today.

"Huh?"

Forget about it.

More later...

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