seventy three year old dan rather will be stepping down

as anchor of the CBS News come march and you’d think the instapundit would be happy, but he snot.

he wants blood.

he wants tears.

he wants heads.

and, laughably, he wants to see an internal investigation and more apologies.

laughably because he never asked for an apology or an internal investigation on the white house regarding 9/11 or lack of wmd.

whats sad about this sort of behavoir is it painfully echoes the witchhunt surrounding Clinton who successfully shrugged off investigation after investigation and congress had the nerve to impeach him during the last year of his term even though they knew that he had done nothing impeachable.

but like now, the conservatives arent happy enough when their opponents (or in this case, a journalist who dared report on a document that made the president look back) are on their way out.

they want more.

they want the death penalty.

it’s always curious when you notice the crusades that people take.

the instapundit has been on RatherGate since before the controversial 60 Minutes II peice even aired. he, and the other right wing bloggers were aware that the President’s military record was going to be (finally) scrutinized, and they were all waiting on their hands to destroy whatever was out there.

fortunately for them, the docs were fake.

they ignored the fact that the military secretary on 60 Minutes who said that they were fake also said that the contents were accurate, but, you know, whatever.

but yes, it is fascinating that the Right have chosen to raise their flaming stakes around dan rather and 60 minutes for their innaccuracies

but they completely forgive the innaccuracies and false documents that led us to war.

why do you think that is?

instapundit + buzzmachine + whatthefukc

thats him.

john green. the dude who threw the cup of something at ron artest.

john green’s bad luck cost artest $5 million when their paths crossed on friday, but the fates turned on mr. green when the michigan county prosecutor recognized his former neighbor and officially identified green as the instigator of the greatest fight in sports history.

when news crews went to his house green sicked his german shepard on them.

but the dog ran the other way.

true story.

even the fucking dog knew that his owner was an asshole.

somebody asked me in the comments why i was defending ron artest even though i have often said that as a Christian i believe in Jesus’s invitation to turn the other cheek.

and i can understand the gentleman’s confusion. and good for him for paying attention because i believe the context of my writing about turning the other cheek was in regards to the pro-war red staters who, along with the president, identify themselves as Christian even though Christians believe in turning the other cheek.

so, the question must be, how can i defend ron artest for attacking those who didnt strike him first, while not supporting president bush for doing the same thing to iraq?

simple. america should be a little wiser than a guy who wears dennis rodman’s number.

and i always defend the brothas.

the underdogs.

the misunderstood.

the sons of soul.

the unloved superheroes.

my fellow americans

who’ve turned the other cheek for quite a while.

and i was having a little conversation today with a very smart man who happened to be white and i jokingly asked him why the commissioner of the nba is white when almost all the players are black.

and he said, not everythings about color.

and i can understand a white man thinking that.

umar + + doinkman + josh