Daily Archives: November 3, 2003

Reality is what we want it to be….

In contrast to his ad hoc comments bush usually does a good job of reading the prepared material when he is doing a canned presentation.
So, are the bushies now revising the written record on the fly? See this from Josh Marshall and the comments to this post where Atrios says he listened to a replay and what bush said is not what is now written.
Even if the change correctly reflected what was said it is not acceptable to change the written record without some explanation if even a short footnote.

The Draft?

Salon reports:

The community draft boards that became notorious for sending reluctant young men off to Vietnam have languished sinced the early 1970s, their membership ebbing and their purpose all but lost when the draft was ended. But a few weeks ago, on an obscure federal Web site devoted to the war on terrorism, the Bush administration quietly began a public campaign to bring the draft boards back to life.

What is this about? If the bushies are starting to beef up the draft boards how long do you think it will be before they ask congress to activate a draft?
Will congress roll over and play dead? Oops, I forgot, the republican majority are already on their backs and there is little to suggest from the original Iraq vote and the subsequent funding votes that there will be significant democratic opposition.
How soon will the bushies start publically spinning a set of stories to prep folks for a draft? And will there be special events to support the argument?
Via Not Geniuses. Also see this.


A bit of Mad Kane’s latest song parady, The Spinning Song:

Thinks he found a religious sign that he’s
Meant to rule our country.
He’s behind our supreme decline.
We’re in a bind. He’s lost his mind.
And can’t tell what’s false from what is real.
Soldiers are dyin’ just for Bush.
Spinners lie. Truth is hushed.
Stop all our troubles at the votin’ polls.
Time to take George Dubya off the government dole.