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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

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In other news, Fox News host Megyn Kelly is departing Fox and joining NBC. Kelly will have a daytime show and a Sunday night show.

Meanwhile, the House GOP's aborted effort to kill the Office of Congressional Ethics was apparently too much for born-again ethicist Jack Abramoff. Abramoff is the reason we have an Office of Congressional Ethics.

Finally, Wonkette has an amusing look at the House Intelligence Committee report on Edward Snowden. This more or less confirms what we already knew, but it's still amusing. Also, Lee Fang is a piece of shit and, with all due respect, Gellman wrote some of the original reports based on Snowden's material that turned out to be false or exaggerated. Remember the power point slides that turned out to be proposals that were never used?

I was going to add music to this post, but frankly I'm just too damn tired to listen to anything. It's so dark and dreary here, it's as if the sun never came up. There isn't enough caffeine in existence. The street lights didn't even turn off today.

  • PaulG

    What was the OCE foo fa rah about anyway? Normally I’d think it was a distraction from some rule change they wanted people to ignore. But these are not normal times. I hope Bob and Chez talk about it.

    • The OCE is an independent office that can refer a case to law enforcement and skip Congress. By getting rid of it, the ONLY way an ethics case can be brought up is to take it through the Congressional Committee who obviously would play politics with it. Basically they were trying to preemptively prevent anyone from going after Herr Gropenfuhrer and/or his lackeys.

  • Draxiar

    Honestly, that’s my kind of day! Though I can appreciate that it’s not for everyone and that I’m a macabre weirdo.

    • JMAshby

      It would have been fine it is was Saturday or Sunday, not a weekday. Blotting out the sun while I’m trying to write things about Republicans is really pouring on the sorrow.

  • Aynwrong

    Megyn (with a Y) Kelly moving to NBC just confirms the “Liberal media” is out to destroy Real Murica just like we already knew. AMIRITE?

    Oh, I think the “Liberal media” also completely forgot to even mention Abramoff’s today. Funny that….

    Snowden is a pseudo intellectual with his head stuck up his ass. I genuinely hope he suffers some kind of karma someday along with smug criminal Assange.

    The sun never came up? Where are you JM, Barrow, Alaska?

    • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

      It’s call “working the refs” – if the right bitches enough about the liberal media, the medial will skew right to avoid criticism and appear balanced.

      • Aynwrong

        It’s also called cowardice.

    • JMAshby

      Southwestern Ohio. The sun came up, we just never saw it.

  • I think you need some light therapy Ashby.

    Also, too, the Snowden info is fascinating. He was a disgruntled 23 year old with a inferiority complex who had a meltdown because the grownups in the government wouldn’t listen and comply with his recommendations–him having so much experience after only being in the job for 6 months and all. They hurt his fee fees and as a result he gave classified information to hostile foreign governments. He can rot in Russia for all I care. He doesn’t meet the definition of a whistleblower. Any and all of Snowden’s enablers (GG, I’m looking at you) can take a long walk on a short plank.