Thursday, February 02, 2006

"We Screwed Up", Olbermann goes Booyah on O'Reilly, and EVEN GROVER THINKS THE WIRETAPS ARE ILLEGAL!!!!

An unnamed source at the Capitol Police says "We screwed up" as the CP urge charges are dropped against Cindy Sheehan. Daily Kos links NBC, but funny, the NBC link no longer has the "we screwed up" quote, but instead this drivel:

“The officers made a good faith, but mistaken effort to enforce an old unwritten interpretation of the prohibitions about demonstrating in the Capitol,” Capitol Police Chief Terrance Gainer said in a statement late Wednesday.

“The policy and procedures were too vague,” he added. “The failure to adequately prepare the officers is mine.”

For those that haven't heard, in addition to Sheehan being arrested, Beverly Young, wife of Congressmember CW "Bill" Young (R-FL), was also removed from the House Chambers for wearing a tee shirt that said “Support the Troops — Defending Our Freedom.”

Maybe, just maybe, this will clue in all the conservatives who claim they're about free speech. Chucklenutz is not the guy you think he is. He really wants to restrict everyone's free speech, and that's not what this place is supposed to be. And our girls and boys that are over there, fighting to spread freedom? How would they feel to know that people were kicked out of the capitol building for wearing tee shirts?


You folks may also enjoy Cornell and Sportscenter alum Keith Olbermann knocking the crap out of O'Reilly on Countdown, nominating him as 1/31's worst person in the world. Special Knowledge to Crooks and Liars, who provide the link.

"As a public service, I'm going to read portions of his remarks and translate them into what he's actually saying."


Okay, so last night, I found myself agreeing with Chucklenutz on oil consumption. Today, I find myself agreeing with Grover Norquist? Fearless Reporter, the apocalypse is finally here. The full story in the SFGate, here's a snippet:

"My view on the terrorists is that we should find all of them and kill them," said Norquist. "But we should also protect our civil liberties, which the terrorists are trying to destroy."
"You need someone who is a Republican to call the president on this," he said.

Norquist said, ironically, he was particularly concerned about the problem because the Democrats appeared to be so weak.

"For 40 years we always assumed the left would take care of our civil liberties," he said. "If there were problems, the Democrats were the ones who would push back. But now with a Republican Congress and a Republican in the White House, the ACLU can't get their calls returned."

Referring to what some see as a conflict between fighting vicious terrorists and upholding all civil liberties, Norquist said: "It's not either/or. If the president thinks he needs different tools, pass a law to get them. Don't break the existing laws."

Wow. Someone finally made the tie in. Who knew?


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