Bleh blahs

Do you ever have those days when you can't decide whether to scream your bloody head off . . . or just go take a nap? That's where I've been for the past few days, and it's depressing as hell. You'd think the news of the Bugman going down would brighten my spirits, but it hasn't. If anything, Delay's demise has made things worse. The fact that such a sleazebag ever rose to prominence in US politics is a sobering reminder of how far we have to go as a nation.

Other news on the flip:

Four young men from North Carolina were killed in Bush's illegal war in the past 24 hours.

We still have our collective heads in the sand when it comes to responsible water conservation.

At least one Duke lacrosse player is a certifiable sociopath.

The Prince of Puppets continues to wallow in intellectual dishonesty, as evidenced in this commentary on the importance of facts.

“The Iraq War in unjustified because Saddam Hussein’s regime had no WMD programs and no ties to terrorists.” You’d think these assertions must be true, given how often they are seen in media coverage, but they are demonstrably untrue. Pre-war information as well as official government reports (not their executive summaries) and newly released documents captured in Iraq reveal that while the regime did not have the stockpiles of weapons most intelligence agencies believed it to have, there were ongoing research efforts, a large capacity to resume weapons production once international sanctions were lifted, and a dangerous intention by Hussein to do exactly that. As for terrorism, the evidence grows daily about Iraq’s financial, technical, and moral support for anti-American terrorist groups and al Qaeda affiliates in many countries. Those who claim that secular Iraq would never collaborate with Islamist terror groups are grossly ignorant of military history and the modern world.

When Puppets start throwing around facts, you can be sure their intentions are not honorable. That's why I don't even bother to debate them. As my daddy often said, it doesn't pay to argue with idiots or assholes. Take your pick as to which category they fall into.