Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia

Holy shit, Ron Kirk is Obama’s nominee as Trade Representative – which isn’t what the article pertains to but this is the first I’ve heard of this. As anyone who has, regrettably, had to pay attention to Dallas city politics will be familiar with Mr. Kirk’s, uhm, “stellar record”, the contents of the article will be unsurprising. (Hint: if they served on the Dallas city council, pretty much ever, I file them in the folder labeled corrupt and leave it at that. And don’t get me started on the media antics of John Wiley “Coyote” Price*.)

All of those paranoid and over the top fears we (well, some of us) had during the Bush administration? Completely justified (Not, mind, that I needed more; and again I state that the CIA and other intelligence apparatus are corrupt as hell and have been for fifty years, but at least in times past they had to bother trying to be sneaky about being Tools of Pure Evil.)
While I’m on the subject – it turns out that Ninety Two Interrogation tapes were made in 2002 and subsequently destroyed in 2005 (at the advisement of…yes, our boys at Langley, the Central Intelligence Agency).
I’m sorry China, what was that about the U.S. human rights record?

Ms Clinton goes to Israel – article replete with image of Secretary Clinton grasping at straws and/or practicing her Darth Vader remote death grip. Maybe both. This trip to Palestine*koff*Israel is on the heels of an international coalition sending over 4 billion dollars to Gaza. Which is funny given that I’m curious how that money will make it to Gaza…and how that money will get spent. Especially given that

Israel, which has been fighting Gaza militants, refuses to allow building materials into Gaza for reconstruction.

Wow. Of course, the hundred plus rocket attacks made from Gaza since the declaration of ceasefire in January probably aren’t helping that, either.

In closing I have to ask – why is there never a Second Baptist Church? They can’t all be the first right?

* though a brief google search has told me that John Wiley Price bobbleheads are available. Know fear. )

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~ by Auntie Ranty on March 2, 2009.

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