Fat Steve's Blatherings

Saturday, April 23, 2005

What a Cruel, Ugly Time We Live In

      Dyslexia is defined as:
      A learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and comprehend written words.

      What do you call it when someone can't understand spoken words?

      Whatever it's called, one of the sufferers works for the ABC affiliate in Chicago, where they let him do on-camera interviews!  His name is Andy Shaw, and he says of Henry Hyde:
      The veteran republican [sic] is also admitting for the first time that the impeachment of Clinton may have been in part political revenge against the democrats for the impeachment proceedings against GOP President Richard Nixon 25 years earlier. *

      "Was this pay back?" asked Andy Shaw.

      "I can't say it wasn't. But I also thought that the Republican Party should stand for something, and if we walked away from this, no matter how difficult, we could be accused of shirking our duty," said Hyde.

      The asterisk refers to a footnote, that reads:
      *In July 1974, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee approved three articles of impeachment against President Nixon, charging obstruction of justice, abuse of power and contempt of Congress. The full House did not vote on those articles because Nixon resigned on August 9, 1974.

      This is like taking a spastic who can barely walk, and making them dance for your amusement.  In public.  Just to show that this isn't a mistake, but deliberate sadism, note the earlier version, which appeared on Powerline:
Clinton impeachment was retaliation for Nixon, says retiring congressman
by Andy Shaw.

      Republican Congressman Henry Hyde made some surprising comments Thursday on the impeachment hearings of President Bill Clinton. He now says Republicans may have gone after Clinton to retaliate for the impeachment of Richard Nixon. . . .

      The veteran DuPage County congressman acknowledged that Republicans went after Clinton in part to enact revenge against the Democrats for impeaching President Richard Nixon 25 years earlier.

      "Was this pay back?" asked Andy Shaw.

      "I can't say it wasn't, but I also thought that the Republican party should stand for something, and if we walked away from this, no matter how difficult, we could be accused of shirking our duty, our responsibility," said Hyde.

      Hyde's comments reflect what Democrats have been saying for years about the Clinton impeachment. It will be interesting to see what happens when Hyde's comments hit the national media.

        While people like Shaw can never lead normal adult lives, you can a least give them some dignity.  Why didn't you make the poor, mentally disabled man a janitor?  Why let him get in front of a camera, where he will inevitably humiliate himself?  The studied viciousness of letting the retarded "reporter" think he's got a scoop is particularly vile.  Letting Shaw say Nixon was impeached, and then adding a footnote that shows he wasn't is equally low.

      Have you no decency left, ABC Chicago?  At long last, after all these years, have you no decency left?

THE HOUSE OF SAUD MUST BE DESTROYED -- AND WILL BE!

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