Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

29 June 2005

Yesterday, in the News...

President Bush repeats the old song about "terrorism" and "September 11" and "combating hotbeds of terrorism." A hotbed of terrorism, John Kerry pointed out, that didn't exist before we got to Iraq.
Bush is such a fucking liar. He hoped last night's speech would shore up support for the war: support that is dwindling, even among red states. I can't see how last night's speech gave him any headway, or even a slight boost. If he is going to continue to lie to me, I am going to continue to find it difficult to support his policies. And he continues to link the terrorist attacks on this country on September 11th, 2001 to the terrorists in Iraq. He calls them all "the terrorists," as if we're whittling them down. This is all just bullshit. I mean, he's just lying. Period.

Meanwhile, the Canadian House of Commons passes a bill that gives homosexuals the right to marry: the same exact rights that heterosexual couples have. Canada isn't just the country that belched Céline Dion onto our shores, it's also a country that has respect for equality. Hm.