••can ye pass the acid test?••

ye who enter here be afraid, but do what ye must -- to defeat your fear ye must defy it.

& defeat it ye must, for only then can we begin to realize liberty & justice for all.

time bomb tick tock? nervous tic talk? war on war?

or just a blog crying in the wilderness, trying to make sense of it all, terror-fried by hate radio and FOX, the number of whose name is 666??? (coincidence?)

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


da prez wants the senate to vote on the alito confirmation before the end of the year.

i wrote on something similar earlier. it's a sales technique called "putting hurry into it." it's usually done by offering a lower price if you buy now.

recall how the bush admin tried to pressure the iraqis to finish writing their constitution on schedule when they said they needed more time, or how the gops forced a congressional vote on the iraq war authorization before the 2002 election. a number of dems who were up for reelection undoubtedly feared to vote against the resolution. the iraqis wisely kept working past the deadline. (i can't say i agree with the result, but that's not the issue here.)

i always get suspicious when somebody tries to get me to make up my mind fast.


  1. Sure, remember when we had to invide right now before the smoking gun turned out to be a Mushroom Cloud?

    Fool me once, shame on me - fool me ten thousand times - that's patriotism.

  2. good news: committee just announced alito hearings start in january.