Friday, August 03, 2007



Did you know that Hitler had the Germans so cowed that many of them actually believed they were being attacked by the evil, aggressive Poles? I'm not kidding. When German panzer divisions went pouring into Poland, many Germans thought they were defending the homeland against unspecified threats from... Poles on horseback. Today there are Republicans screaming about anniversary bombings by jihadists.

In fact they've even manufactured a time-- between now and September 12-- and a place: DC.
Without mentioning a specific threat to the Capitol, Senate Minority Whip Trent Lott (R-Miss.) ominously advised Thursday that Congress needed to pass changes to terrorist surveillance laws before leaving for the August recess and warned that otherwise “the disaster could be on our doorstep.”

When asked if people should leave Washington, D.C., during the month of August, Lott responded, “I think it would be good to leave town in August, and it would probably be good to stay out until September the 12th.”

Could Lott be correct? Yeah-- and if 100 monkeys on 100 typewriters work long enough they will write the 3 Shakespeares Bush claims to have read one summer between brush clearing forays. Americans, angered by the Iraqi Parliament taking a holiday in Cambodia while the war is raging, may start noticing their own legislators are also away for quite a long time-- not that they get much done while they're in town anyway, not with the purposeful policy of obstructionism Rove, Lott and Miss McConell have devised. Or maybe Lott knows about something more nefarious that the Bush Regime has up it's sleeves. Is that possible? At least as much as Bush reading the 3 Shakespeares.


If you think wingnut Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo is a one-issue candidate who is only about rounding up undocumented workers-- all 14 million of the ones Bush has let into the country-- and sending them "back," you're only partially correct. He's also for bombing Muslim holy sites. But him together with the bride of Frankenstein Bay Buchanan and you've got the craziest hate machine this side of Bill O'Reilly. And according to Bay, he wants to use the bombings as a deterrent. And you thought Cheney was insane! Apparently Tancredo was in a field in Iowa scaring the kooks and nuts-- come on... normal people don't go see Tom Tancredo-- when out he came with this:
“If it is up to me, we are going to explain that an attack on this homeland of that nature would be followed by an attack on the holy sites in Mecca and Medina. That is the only thing I can think of that might deter somebody from doing what they would otherwise do. If I am wrong, fine, tell me, and I would be happy to do something else. But you had better find a deterrent, or you will find an attack.”

Wow! What a brilliant and strong contender he is! Makes Giuliani look almost sane. "Tom Casey, a deputy spokesman for the State Department, told CNN’s Elise Labott that the congressman’s comments were 'reprehensible' and 'absolutely crazy.' Tancredo was widely criticized in 2005 for making a similar suggestion. Bay said it "shows that we mean business."

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At 4:56 PM, Blogger LonewackoDotCom said...

It should go without saying that a) you're misrepresenting his position on deportations, and b) you're misrepresenting his position on the *threat*. The deterrence comes from threatening to do that if nukes go off in the U.S., and thus it's similar to MAD. The latter worked for several decades.


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