David Feherty, An Idiot for All Seasons

David Feherty is a former professional golfer and currently a golf analyst for CBS Sports. By his own admission, he is a "F-list" celebrity though that didn't stop the D Magazine from inviting Mr. Feherty to write an article welcoming George and Laura Bush to his Preston Hallow neighborhood in Dallas. If his column is meant to be satire, it widely missed that mark. It's offensive if not treasonous. He starts off bemoaning the difficulties faced by the former President by noting that his "two terms must have felt like the rest of the world had inserted the Washington Monument into him and it was his job to heave it out." Sodomizing former Presidents, what a nice touch. But that's nothing. He then goes on to suggest that US soldiers if given the chance would shoot Nancy Pelosi twice before strangling Harry Reid.

From my own experience visiting the troops in the Middle East, I can tell you this, though: despite how the conflict has been portrayed by our glorious media, if you gave any U.S. soldier a gun with two bullets in it, and he found himself in an elevator with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Osama bin Laden, there's a good chance that Nancy Pelosi would get shot twice, and Harry Reid and bin Laden would be strangled to death.

Two bullets for Nancy. One can only imagine where Mr. Feherty would have those bullets go. CBS Sports should relieve Mr. Feherty of his duties immediately. An apology does not suffice. Mr. Feherty is also the author of a book, A Idiot for All Seasons, which I am guessing must be an autobiography.

More on this appalling story at The Hill.

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The Boxer

I am just a poor boy, though my story is seldom told.
I have squandered my resistance,
For a pocketful of mumbles, such are promises.
All lies and jest.
Still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest . . .

In the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade,
And he carries the reminders of every glove that laid him down,
Or cut him 'til he cried out in his anger and his shame,
"I am leaving, I am leaving."
But the fighter still remains.

Lie-la-lie ...

Who knew that Paul Simon was talking about Senator Harry Reid, our former pugilist turned Majority Leader?  For heaven's sake, Harry pick your fights better. This fight over Roland Burris is over. Behind on points and cut about the eye, it's a TKO in the second round.

Jane Hamsher has the rest of this sad tale over at Firedoglake. Otherwise, an open thread.

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2009 Democratic Truthiness: It's a Depression

This diary grew out of a comment I made to another's diary, yesterday:

It's already a Depression...it's just that GOP...

...is leading the MSM and the Dems off of a cliff under which they'll be able to attempt to lay claim to the false meme that "Bush had us in a Recession, but Obama took us into a Depression."

Nothing could be farther from the truth here, by the way. But, since when did the TRUTH have any bearing on the Republican's campaign tactics?

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The Combative Harry Reid

I must admit I love the combative Harry Reid. Wish he were more like this:

"By rejecting every good-faith bipartisan compromise -- including those from the White House and Senator Bob Corker -- it is now abundantly clear that Republicans have no interest in keeping the Big Three from collapsing.... Republicans may think that rejecting this legislation sent a message to the auto industry. Instead, they sent a message to every single American that they are more interested in settling scores than solving problems." -- Senator Harry Reid

It's plainly evident that the Republicans are not interested in solving problems but it's not clear to me at least what scores did the GOP settle today? If anything, I would hope that the American public will look at each other tonight and ask who are these clowns? How out of touch can they be?

Let's hope that today marks the day the GOP signed its own death warrant. Certainly any hopes of winning a mid-western state any time in the foreseeable future went out the window today.

An open thread.

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An amusement park inside Baghdad; this is pathetic!

Thousands of our troops have been killed or injured in Iraq over the past 5 years.  We lost 50 soldiers just last month.

Tax payers are spending billions of dollars ($5000 per second according to Senator Reid, the Senate Majority Leader) every day to protect the Iraqi people and their country.

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