Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Signposts to Sanity

An occasional feature where your lovin' Granny points you at somebody else's really good stuff

Go to Down With Tyranny and read Are Republicans Trying to Poison Your Little Fido ...
It is difficult enough for the U.S. Government to keep track of dangers in the American-produced food chain. You all remember the spinach problem last year. I cannot see how an American company can with any guarantee of safety keep track of dangers in the stuff they import from China.
Over at Shakespeare's Sister, you might want to check out Donohue, Head of the Hate League
Why on earth did Anderson Cooper let him get away with that horseshit? The only appropriate response after a statement like "you might lose more than your head" is "I'm sorry, Mr. Donohue. We don't tolerate our guests speaking to other guests in that manner. Cut his microphone. Thank you and goodnight, sir." Instead, Cooper blandly goes on with the inane questioning—"Cosimo, did you want people to eat this?" leaving Cavallaro to state the obvious: "No. Did you hear what this gentleman is saying, that I would lose my head?"
And, there is an opportunity at the end of the article to express your personal opinion of this behavior to Anderson Cooper.

Then, at Fallen Monk, there is The Hits Keep Coming,
A senior Bush political appointee at the Interior Department has repeatedly altered scientific field reports to minimize protections for imperiled species and disclosed confidential information to private groups seeking to affect policy decisions, the department’s inspector general concluded.
David Sirota, at Sirota's Blog has written Rants About Three Things That Disgust Me,
I’m tired of Republicans believing that, after destroying the country, all they have to say is “sorry” or “I didn’t know Bush was such a right winger” and all should be forgiven.
That he was for the war when the war didn’t affect his circle of friends and family suggests a sickening self-centeredness coursing through the American ruling class. Only when elites are personally affected by their own draconian policies do we hear regret – but not a peep when those draconian policies hammer the faceless, unfamous masses.
The knee-jerk cheering by progressives when right-wing lunatics, famous Republican Party operatives and assorted out-of-touch Washington pundits once in a while say something accurate is pathetic and worse, counterproductive.

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