It’s the end of the week, and it’s a great big grab-bag of evil!
The BushJunta have chosen Jerry Thacker, a Bob Jones (i.e. Christian Fundamentalist) graduate, who calls AIDS the Gay Plague, among other intelligent and tolerant ideas, to serve on the Presidential Advisory Commission on HIV and AIDS. But of course, because, as you see, black is white, and up is down.
This is also the same arrogance that appoints a rabid anti-environment nutjob like Richard Pombo to oversee the House Natural Resources Committee, a man who’s said that environmentalists were commies, that elephants should be hunted for their ivory, and who is dead set on overturning the Endangered Species Act. This guy needs to sent out to pasture, pronto!
Over at the Guardian, there’s a report about securing Iraq’s oil fields
At the meeting, on the future of a post-Saddam Iraq – details of which have been disclosed to the Guardian – the state department stressed that protection of the oilfields was “issue number one”.
In France, they’re reacting to Rumsfeld’s remarks about France and Germany being “Old Europe” i.e., not following American in goosestep.
But there’s good news! Yahoo News reports Senate Blocks Funding for Pentagon Database, telling the Illuminati that they can’t have unlimited access to all our computer information. Ha!
Meanwhile, Ted Rall points out that Americans are so insular because only seven percent of Americans own a passport–fewer than 20 million people–and only a fraction of those ever use one. (I’d like to know where this figure comes from).
And the most pleasing thing I’ve seen all day: White House reporter and woman with more cajones than the other reporters combined, Helen Thomas, has this to say about Shrub: “This is the worst president ever,” she said. “He is the worst president in all of American history.”