Wednesday, February 01, 2006

State Of The Moron

I didn't listen to the State of the Union address last night, knowing it wouldn't matter, though I did see via Drudge that Bush has made the comment that maybe, possibly, imported oil is a problem. Well, duh. It's a reason for possible optimism that he's mentioning it at all, but perhaps more subtly, this amounts to a belated recognition of the failure of his Iraq policy. Wasn't Iraq's oil going to get us off the hook for our energy problems? It didn't, not with China and India coming online, and so we hear that foreign oil is bad.

The arrest of Cindy Sheehan was probably the most symbolic moment of the night; Bush plans on demolishing free speech, and unfortunately, with the Supreme Court packed with rubber stamp creeps like Alito, it's likely to get worse. The Democrats won't be any better; for the reasons why, see the Daily Kos thread about their newfound respect for the rule of law, and yet on the same front page, Kos himself claims that Clinton's failure to engage the services of a judge and get a warrant prior to a search of Aldrich Ames' home was somehow ameliorated by later signing a (unconstitutional) law into force that exempted him from needing to do so! It's all very repulsive, and a reminder that power flows from the end of a gun, just like Mao said; and if the ballot box works a good second place in this country, it might not be for much longer if these sorts of creeps get into office and their apologist hacks win the day, on either side of the aisle.