Put on Your Seatbelts

For those of you who think I hate all Christians, you better strap on the seatbelts, because you are bound to get some sort of whiplash from my reaction to this:

Conservative Christian groups have grabbed control of nearly a dozen Conservative Party ridings across Canada and vow they will ensure the party adheres to a strict right wing agenda including an end to same-sex marriage.

Candidates with close ties the Canadian branches of groups including Focus on the Family and other American evangelical groups have won party nominations in three provinces: Four in British Columbia, three in Nova Scotia, and one in Ontario. The groups also have succeeded in having their members win votes to become riding association presidents elsewhere in the country.

And they say that it is only the beginning.

The Globe and Mail reports that the groups are preparing to put up candidates for Conservative Party nominations in other regions as the country prepares for an election late this year or early in 2006.

Horror of horrors. Christian Conservatives are, *GASP*, nominating candidates for the GENERAL CANADIAN PUBLIC to vote on?

How awful!

Wait a minute… Isn’t this how a democracy is supposed to work? You nominate candidates who articulate a clear position, and then people vote on whether on not they accept the candidate and his/her positions?

This is bad, how?

All this sort of hysteria does (“and they say that is only the beginning”- why, if elected, they may actually follow through on their campaign platforms!) is give people the opportunity to hide behind the ‘persecuted Christian’ nonsense which resonates in far too many people’s minds already.

I Thought The Same Thing

Bill Roggio:

If you are al Qaeda, and you are interested in interdicting or attacking CIA air services that transport captured high value targets, how would you go about finding out how the CIA is moving these prisoners around? Would you:

a) Attempt to penetrate the CIA and dig into the inner workings of these operations.
b) Invest heavily in paying off workers at local airports and in charter airlines across the Middle East and Asia to provide intelligence on suspicious flight activities.
c) Read the New York Times.

If you answered “c”, you are correct. Today’s New York Times provides intimate detail on the charter flights used by the CIA to ferry prisoners across the globe.

I have to admit, when I read the front page of the Times this morning, I thought the same damned thing. Why are they publishing this, particularly when they had a collective six-month aneurysm about Valerie Plame?

Fill me in, if you can.

So much for taking a break.

Deep Throat Revealed

Deep Throat is apparently W. Mark Felt.

If it is true, it is kinda sad knowing. It would have been cool to have this remain onke of those great mysteries.

BTW- Many hav long suspected that it may have been Mark Felt.

More here.

*** Update ***

Many people do not believe it was Felts, and when you put that together with Woodward and Bernstein’s reluctance to confirm, it leads me to believe that perhaps ‘Deep Throat’ was a device to cloak numerous informants.

Who knows.

Woodward has now confirmed:

The Washington Post today confirmed that W. Mark Felt, a former number-two official at the FBI, was “Deep Throat,” the secretive source who provided information that helped unravel the Watergate scandal in the early 1970s and contributed to the resignation of president Richard M. Nixon.

The confirmation came from Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the two Washington Post reporters who broke the Watergate story, and their former top editor, Benjamin C. Bradlee. The three spoke after Felt’s family and Vanity Fair magazine identified the 91-year-old Felt, now a retiree in California, as the long-anonymous source who provided crucial guidance for some of the newspaper’s groundbreaking Watergate stories.

Watergate Chronology Key events from the 1968 election to President Nixon’s resignation in 1974.
Sights & Sounds The best photos from The Washington Post and other photographers of the period, audio excerpts from the Nixon tapes and TV coverage from the era.

The Vanity Fair story said Felt had admitted his “historic, anonymous role” following years of denial.

In a statement today, Woodward and Bernstein said, “W. Mark Felt was ‘Deep Throat’ and helped us immeasurably in our Watergate coverage. However, as the record shows, many other sources and officials assisted us and other reporters for the hundreds of stories that were written in The Washington Post about Watergate.”

How did Felt’s know about the erased tape?

More speculation about Felt as Deep Throat from 1974, 1992, 2002, and 2004.

I Lied

Whoever thinks I have gone crazy should go here and watch people who hate Arnold Schwarzanalphabet really make themselves look silly.

Now I am taking a break.

Taking A Break

I am taking a break.

I am crabby, lashing out at people, and need a damned break. See ya later.