Saturday, April 29, 2006

Oxy Clean?

This means we don't get to see him getting run down and tackled on "COPS," and that is depressing. As is the fact that he'll probably never get prison raped. I was really hoping for that one. Maybe that is why he's smiling in his mugshot. Anyway, onto a weekend full of apologists blaming this on Hillary...

Friday, April 28, 2006


If you missed this last night, you missed some fine skewering.


... arrest the protesters. Thus continues the legacy of the world's moral authority.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Faith Based Political Beliefs

Do you know how overly religious people deny facts and logic (Noah's Ark anyone?) when it applies to their faith? It's frustrating, especially when these fantasies are clung to by people that are otherwise very logical and reality-based in every other aspect of their lives. Well surprise, surprise, Republican Kool-Aid drinkers do the same thing. (via Atrios)

Wednesday, April 26, 2006


What ever happened to the public contributing to the war? You know, in the form of living up to very tough challenges and sacrificing a way of life we have become accustomed to. Like say, doing what Hong Kong proves CAN BE done? Who feels safer?!?!?!?!!???!!!!

And remember the "he's a brutal dictator with mass graves" line? What to do, what to do.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Won't get fooled again!

When the man speaks, you listen.

Howard Zinn: "A more honest estimate of ourselves as a nation would prepare us all for the next barrage of lies that will accompany the next proposal to inflict our power on some other part of the world. It might also inspire us to create a different history for ourselves, by taking our country away from the liars and killers who govern it, and by rejecting nationalist arrogance, so that we can join the rest of the human race in the common cause of peace and justice."

Gas Pain

Two must reads at Daily Kos: 1 + 2.

You can already see what the GOP plan for saving their necks on this gas hike will be: blame the (liberal) environmentalists. It's the treehuggers fault, it has nothing to do with the bought-and-paid-for-by-oil administration. And lie with their favorite battlecry "the Democrats have no ideas." This allows them to do what they always do in crisis: rollback laws they don't agree with and paint the Democrats into a corner by assosciating them with environmentalists (or people taking your money) while falsely claiming that they are the party of the (giggle) people.

Example 1:

Today the president "temporarily suspended" environmental laws for gasoline. And to quote SusanG at Kos:

Any bets on how long a "temporary suspension" will last?
And is anyone else detecting a pattern here?
In the wake of Katrina, Bush
suspends prevailing wage laws.
In the aftermath of 9/11, Bush basically suspends the Fourth Amendment and, at Gitmo, the right to a fair trial.
There is no tragedy, crisis or concern in this country that will go unmet by this administration ... with a boon to cronies or a bolstering of executive power.

Example 2:

While the President watches his olil buddies get rich, the Democrats have been calling for change for years now. Look at the chart for example. This man and his lapdog Congress let these same oil companies write the energy bill and gave them over $14 billion in tax breaks that even oil CEO's said they didn't need. Now, as Josh Mrshall points out, the flip-flopper-in-chief is against those cuts that he was for since he was "elected" in 2000. You are paying for those cuts. Just as you are paying for the Exxon-Mobile CEO's $400 million golden parachute. (I am actually boycotting Exxon/Mobile, and I suggest you do the same.)

This has nothing to do with to much environmental laws, it has everything to do with too much corruption, too much collusion and too little real leadership from the President and his Congress.

Had enough?

Monday, April 24, 2006

Happy Monday!

God, I love starting the work week.

Anyway, in case you missed it, 60 minutes covered yet another pile of Bushit.

Also, anyone who has HBO should please watch their new documentary "Too Hot NOT to Handle." It is basically the best beginners guide to global warming I have ever seen- really well done and informative, while not laying the blame on anyone. It premiered Saturday and today showed up on "On Demand." I hope it comes out on DVD because I think it should be shown in every classroom in America. Watch it, or please figure out a way to contain a three foot rise in the ocean.

Also, from their site, some tips on cutting down on energy usage...

1. Reduce your driving (walk, bike, ride mass transit, carpool).
2. Choose a more fuel efficient car.
3. Choose more energy-efficient appliances, especially major ones like refrigerators and water heaters.
4. Buy "green power" like wind energy from your electric utility - many offer this option now.
5. Reduce discretionary air travel and purchase carbon dioxide offsets for any air travel you can't avoid.
6. Recycle everything you can: newspapers, cans, glass bottles and jars, aluminum foil, motor oil, scrap metal, etc.
7. Don't use electrical appliances for things you can easily do by hand, such as opening cans.
8. Use cold water in the washer whenever possible.
9. Re-use brown paper bags to line your trash can instead of plastic bags. Re-use bread bags and the bags you bring your produce home in.
10. Store food in re-usable containers, instead of plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
11. Save wire coat hangers and return them to the dry cleaners.
12. Take unwanted, re-usable items to a charitable organization or thrift shop.
13. Don't leave water running needlessly.
14. Turn your heat down, and wear a sweater.
15. Turn off the lights, TV, or other electrical appliances when you are out of a room.
16. Flush the toilet less often. (If you cut flushing in half, you'll save up to 16.5 gallons a day.)
17. Turn down the heat and turn off the water heater before you leave for vacation.
18. Recycle your Christmas Tree. (Read all the things you can do.)
19. Recycle office and computer paper, cardboard, etc. whenever possible.
20. Use scrap paper for informal notes to yourself and others.
21. Print or copy on both sides of the paper.
22. Use smaller paper for smaller memos.
23. Re-use manila envelopes and file folders.
24. Hide the throw-away cups, and train people to use their washable coffee mugs. Use washable mugs for meetings too.
25. Avoid buying food or products in plastic or styrofoam containers whenever possible. (They cannot be recycled and do not break down in the environment.)

And again, Al Gore's new movie is coming out soon too.

Friday, April 21, 2006

The Sky Was Yellow and The Sun Was Blue

And Up is Down and Black is White...

And so it goes in the alternate universe that we now live in. The latest, if you leak information about the torture gulags the US government is secretly running, you get fired. But, leaking the name of a CIA agent during wartime for purely political purposes, no problem.

Or is it... Hmmmm....

Speaking of bad trips, here's a flashback courtesy of Randi Rhodes that could only be described a hallucinogenic fantasy:
Miers was the most qualified Supreme Court Nominee Bush could find.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Who are these people?

Some would look at this new Faux News poll and say, "Wow, he's at an all time low at 33%, even in the Fox poll." Whereas I say, besides multi-billionaires and fundamentalist nutbags, who are the people that still support this man? Do those groups really make up 33% of the electorate?

Anyway, while that boggles your mind, check out this post over at C+L. Good stuff from an otherwise baffoonish duo.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

What A Day

First I wake up and hear that Scott "Worst Press Secretary In History" McClellan is resigning (I'll actually miss him, because nothing is funnier on acid than the White House press briefings hosted by Scotty Gump) and will most likely be replaced by Tony Snow.

And then I see this...

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

My friends are disgusting...

Thanks to my friend Paul for the funniest, most morally bankrupt joke that I was sent today.

Reliving the worst moment of my childhood...

This is a good, creative idea, but a crushing blow to the otherwise pretty good mood I was in. (Via Dirtdogs)

Monday, April 17, 2006

Happy Easter

"The Christian right are no more Christian than Osama bin Laden."

Friday, April 14, 2006

Linking two unwinnable "wars."

Who knew this guy was still alive and, well, making good points.

Good friday my friends!

Wow, this is a special kind of stupid.

And then there's this, an issue Rumfeld's own Pentagon called more of a danger to national security than terrorism.

Speaking of movies, V for Vendetta, Thank You For Smoking, and Inside Man (or "How I Learned to Love Prescott Bush") are all very good and well worth your time. Haven't seen Why We Fight yet, guess I'll have to wait for the DVD.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Had to get away.....

Hey all,
Taking a week off from life, work, and sadly blogging. I'll be back on Friday...
much love

Friday, April 07, 2006

Lies for all my men!!!


Thursday, April 06, 2006

Here's why they always script these things...

Ha Ha.

And the hits just keep ooooonnn coming...

Libby: Bush Authorized Leaks.

This is almost as disgusting as the unbelievable standing ovation Barry Bonds just got.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Wow, this guy should be President

We will defeat Al Qaeda faster when we stop serving as its best recruitment tool. Iraqis ultimately will not tolerate foreign jihadists on their soil, and the United States will be able to maintain an over-the-horizon troop presence with rapid response capacity. An exit from Iraq will also strengthen our hand in dealing with the Iranian nuclear threat and allow us to repair the damage of repeated deployments, which flag officers believe has strained military readiness and morale.

For three years now, the administration has told us that terrible things will happen if we get tough with the Iraqis. In fact, terrible things are happening now because we haven't gotten tough enough. With two deadlines, we can change all that. We can put the American leadership on the side of our soldiers and push the Iraqi leadership to do what only it can do: build a democracy. (read the whole thing- Two Deadlines and An Exit)

And because of sucking up to the loonies, McCain's "maverick" status looks like the dump I just took. He just lost a lot of moderates and if you don't think so, watch this prison rape...

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Crime Family Values

Unreal. This is how these we-hate-government-so-laws-don't-apply-to-us assheads think.

And Howard Dean cuts through the b.s.:
Indicted Republican leader Tom DeLay announced late last night that he will withdraw from his race for re-election and leave Congress within months.

This comes after Friday's news that a key former DeLay aide pleaded guilty to conspiracy and agreed to cooperate with the ongoing federal investigation of DeLay's money-for-influence machine.

DeLay says he made his decision because he doesn't want to let Democrats make him the issue in the 2006 elections. But Tom DeLay himself has never been the issue.

DeLay is a symptom of a larger disease -- a sick Republican culture of corruption that touches everyone who took his dirty money, voted for his corrupt leadership, or sat silently while their party has sold our government to the highest bidder. The corruption extends to the House, the Senate, and the Bush Administration -- and this November the accountability must reach just as wide.

Democrats aren't running against Tom DeLay this year. We are running to end the Republican culture of corruption and restore integrity to our government. What we stand for is clear.

On April 29th, when tens of thousands of volunteers hit the streets in the first-ever 50-state canvass, they will be carrying the six simple things that Democrats stand for. At the top of the list is a clear commitment:

1. Honest Leadership & Open Government: We will end the Republican culture of corruption and restore a government as good as the people it serves.

In honor of Tom DeLay's retirement, today I am ordering another 250,000 of the door-hangers that bear this message -- that's an investment to reach another quarter-million voters on our April 29th organizing day. (my bold)

Well, the Democrats have been driving me mental lately, but Howard has not. He's still one of the only ones speaking his mind and because of that, I will keep giving him my time and money. He's got the party on a 50 state strategy and I truly believe that they will take back the Congress because of him. Anyway, you can donate here.

Monday, April 03, 2006


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Nice way to start off the season. I have to say, I truly miss being in Boston, today especially. Also, there is the matter of the bitchass, excuse making SF Giants fans that are everywhere in this city. They are a breed like no other. I have a really hard time talking to them especially because of that criminal lunatic they keep defending. Bonds is such a disgrace, and yet, they keep praising him and playing down the fact that he was juiced. Aly actually had to explain to her students that steroids were wrong and they argued with her for an hour. Oh the children!

The funniest opening line to an article ever.

The long, strange trip continues for Jerry Garcia's toilet.