Monday, October 15, 2007

60 minutes...

when you've lost 60 minutes, the one time last bastion of investigative journalism, you've got nothing left.

first the fluff piece on clarence thomas. then last night's pathetic piece on blackwater. the hardball quesiton? "people want to know that you regret the death of innocent civilians. can you say that you regret that?" lara logan? who is this person? where did they find another mindless reporter-bunny? i thought fox news had them all locked up to long term deals.

my god... the insipid, non-sensical crap that is spewed out on the airways is so low-brow i don't know how it gets any ratings at all.

Monday, September 24, 2007

move on

let's not talk about how stupid i think move on is: they named themselves in such a way that suggest we "move on", as in acquiesce to all the crap we've had to put up with over the past 7 years.

move on, in colloquial language, means "ok, you win. let's move on." so even our hardest fighting leftist advocacy group is basically surrendering with its name. democrats are so stupid it hurts.

but to the issue it hand: the "betray us" ad.

general petraus has betrayed us. why is everyone getting so upset? he is lying to us to support bush's failed policies. that's a betrayal of his job and sworn duty. i can't understand what the other side is arguing. that he didn't betray us? please... do tell how.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

get your free krugman!

looks like times select was a failure.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

you know who sucks?


that's who.

he doesn't even blog there anymore. just a bunch of fill in hacks. you may only get a few posts a week from me, but rest assured that they are all original tockeyhockeys.

gamesmanship over duty

This email from my representative makes it quite clear that political posturing and gamesmanship is more important to congress than actually holding up their duty to the constitution. I had asked Mr. Ruppersberger where he stood on the issue of impeachment. Here's what he had to say back to me:

I share many Americans’ frustration and concern regarding the President’s actions with regard to the war in Iraq, the failed leadership in response to Hurricane Katrina, the CIA leak case, and other issues. According to the United States Constitution, the President can only be removed from office after being impeached and convicted of Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

Before the elections in 2006, I supported Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s pledge that, should Democrats win control of the House, we would provide vigorous oversight of the Bush Administration through Congressional hearings. Congress has already held hundreds of oversight hearings examining Bush Administration policy, and we will continue to do so. Americans will elect a new president next year, and I hope that the actions of the current administration will lead voters to choose a president and vice president who will listen to the American people.

Historically, the impeachment process has only been exercised against a President or Vice-President twice since the ratification of the Constitution over 200 years ago. In both cases, these were long, protracted, and divisive fights which diverted the attention of the Congress from the pressing problems facing the country. With less than a year and a half left in the President’s term in office, it is doubtful whether the House and Senate could complete action in the months remaining. Were the President to be impeached and removed from office, then Vice President Cheney would become President under our Constitution. I doubt seriously that a President Cheney would bring about the change in direction for our country that you and I both support. I personally believe that Congress is better served devoting our attention to the important and vital work of bringing our troops home from Iraq, tackling the long neglected domestic priorities here at home, and doing all we can to force this Administration to respond to the will of the American people.

I appreciate hearing your views on this matter. Please do not hesitate to contact me again in the future if you have any questions or comments. To receive additional information about issues that are facing Congress, Maryland and the Nation that may affect you and your community, please visit my website at and sign up for my periodic e-mail newsletter


C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger
Member of Congress

Monday, September 17, 2007

Wednesday, September 5, 2007