I could not take it.

Monday, January 09, 2006
I tried to watch some of the Alito hearings awhile ago, but Durbin was ranting and raving and I could not listen to it.

This is sad. He said [among other things] that the Bush administration claims the right to torture people.

No they do not. In fact they have said time and again that they do not support torture.

Now Durbin {the man who not so long ago compared American troops to Nazis} can claim the Bush administration has said a lot of things, but at no point did they claim the right to torture people.

Anyway, I listened for some time and Durbin just kept running off at the mouth instead of asking intelligent questions so I said to hell with it.

What a farce.

For some info from someone who actually knows what she is talking about check out Malkin .


markg8 said...

I thought today was the day for introductory posturing not questions. BTW terrye your post, I don't even know where to begin.

Eric Blair said...

Well, hopefully that basically means that Alito will get the nod.

Boy mark, that's the pot calling the kettle black.

Peter UK said...

"BTW terrye your post, I don't even know where to begin."
You never do,but when you start you don't know when to STFU.
If you have nothing to say,dont!

terrye said...


well then don't.

terrye said...

Besides why have a day for posturing?

Is that in the Constitution?

My point was I had heard the hearings had begun and I turned it on expecting something intelligent and got Durbin.

Skookumchuk said...


I turned it on expecting something intelligent

Well, see, there you go. :-)

terrye said...


Yeah, I was just asking for it.

After all these are people who think that torture is being wrapped in an Israeli flag and it is just awful to track who AlQaida talks to.

Peter UK said...

"Besides why have a day for posturing?
Is that in the Constitution?"

You don't have a National Posturing Day,we call it All Fools Day.

Knucklehead said...


Skook said it. Until Alito is in the chair talking you aren't likely to hear much in the way of intelligent commentary.

terrye said...

To be truthful I thought I would hear more from Alito, but that is not until later.

But a little bit of Durbin goes a long way.

Rick Ballard said...


Pretty much the first day of any hearing is consumed by the bloviating gasbags of either party. It's sort of amazing that the Clown Corps is at "work" on a Monday. Generally, the Congressional "work week" runs from late Tuesday morning to early Thursday afternoon.

It would be nice if it could be shortened even further.

I wonder what sort of emetic Durbin took yesterday evening. It sure appears to be functioning.

Peter UK said...

Would it help if they closed the bars?

terrye said...

I wonder if they will try a filibuster?

From what I heard today I have to wonder.

Skookumchuk said...


Then out of purient interest I clicked on your Malkin link only to see Jabba the Hutt (D,MA) front and center.

Talk about your double whammy.

Buddy Larsen said...

After that new book "Do As They Say, Not As They Do" came out, you'd think J-the-H would put his swimmer's neck brace back on. Seems Mr. Estate Tax For You has a Fiji Island Trust that lets him pay "none".

He wants yours, alright, but you can't have his.

Really, this is so shameless, such raw cynical f*ck-you power, that we may just need a revolution before too long. A revoke of the 17th Amendment.

Buddy Larsen said...

Here's what's in store:


"The race card would not seem a promising tactic against Alito. After all, the Jersey jurist was 14 in 1964, and today a cartoon character could count the number of Southern Democrats remaining in the Senate. But the Dems have to make the "base" happy, so they're going to try.

According to the Drudge Report, they plan to make an issue of Alito's long-ago membership in a group called Concerned Alumni of Princeton:

Alito will testify that he joined CAP as a protest over Princeton policy that would not allow the ROTC on campus.

The Drudge Report has obtained a Summer 1982 article from CAP's Prospect magazine titled "Smearing The Class Of 1957" that key Senate Democrats believe could thwart his nomination!

In the article written by then Prospect editor Frederick Foote, Foote writes: "The facts show that, for whatever reasons, whites today are more intelligent than blacks."

Senate Democrats expect excerpts like this written by other Princeton graduates will be enough to torpedo the Alito nomination.

One Democrat Hill staffer involved in their strategy declared, "Put a fork in Scalito [sic]. It doesn't matter that Alito didn't write it, it doesn't matter that Alito wasn't that active in the group, Foote wrote it in CAP's magazine and we are going to make Alito own it."