Monday, January 31, 2005

What a Dick! 

From the Top 10 Conservative Idiots .

4. Dick Cheney. Since George W. Bush entered the White House in 2001, he has enforced a strict dress code. Gone are the carefree Clinton days of blue jeans and sweaters - once Bush came to power he made it abundantly clear that if you're working in the halls of power, you need to dress the part. Unfortunately what's good for White House staffers apparently isn't good for vice presidents attending extremely somber memorial services. Yes, Dick Cheney showed up at the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz looking as if he's just taken his dog for a walk in the woods. In contrast to the respectful garb of the other attendees, his wife included, Dick sported a green parka with his name embroidered on it, a ski hat which said "Staff 2001" (staff for what, the Winter X-Games?) and a pair of brown hiking boots. Classy...
Somehow this one slipped under my radar last week. Oh my god!


Sunday, January 30, 2005

We ♥ Shilling for BushCo 

Read this post to the tune of the Twilight Zone, which should be the theme song for every American corporate news broadcast--especially today.

Oh my god, it's really baaaaad.

But credit where credit is due.

The media poodles are outdoing themselves today, bless their whoring, Orwellian hearts.

On bended knee Wolf Blitzer took Karl Rove's member into his mouth, suckled, and regurgitated the Master's message.

Today I heard no fewer than three times the sham elections in Halliburtonistan compared to…

Oh God, this is rich…

Wait for it...



Scratch the Twilight Zone theme. Change that tune to Yankee Doodle Dandy.

Yes, the shameless clown hacks on CNN and MSGOP (no, I’m not masochistic enough to turn on FOX) are positively gushing over this “Historic Day.”

And let me be totally blunt.

If you believe in any way, shape, or form that…

What happened in Iraq over the past couple of days had anything to do with democracy…

That Iraqis are on the road to self-governance and control over their country's resources (i.e., their oil)...

That anything less than a U.S. puppet regime will be permitted in Baghdad…

That this entire misadventure was not waged strictly for the benefit of BushCo-connected weapons, oil, and construction contractors and neocon zionist lunatics...

That anything — ANYTHING — BushCo touches (including the Iraqi “elections”) is not 100 percent poison…

You have strayed too close to the Kool-Aid wagon. Step away immediately.

But I know you, Smithantics reader, are not so gullible as to believe that something good has just happened in Iraq.

You are not taken in by pretty pictures.

You are impervious to Psy-ops.

You know better.

Bless you.


Saturday, January 29, 2005

Polls Are Open! 

Here we go folks!

Let's hope it is as good as these guys are capable of.


Friday, January 28, 2005

Back Soon 

Too busy to blog for the next couple days. Back next week, after the "elections."



Thursday, January 27, 2005

Hey Laydeeez! 

From the Boston Globe:

WASHINGTON -- The Army for the first time is placing women in support units at the front lines of combat because of a shortage of skilled male soldiers available for duty in Iraq and is considering a repeal of the decade-old rule that prohibits women from being deployed alongside combat forces, according to Pentagon officials and military documents.
So the bed-shitters are running out of men?

Perhaps some of the Bush-suckling, false-macho, male shitheads in this country, who like to proclaim that “freedom isn’t free” should sack up and go to Baghdad.

Just a thought.


Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Sy Hersh: “We’ve Been Taken Over by a Cult” 

If you are not able to stream this talk by the best investigative journalist in the business, please read the transcript.



Enlightened Soul 



Failing Upward 

Alterman asks:

Does the guy who writes MSNBC’s Question of the Day work for Karl Rove? Here is yesterday’s:

Do you think Democrats are playing politics with Condoleezza Rice's nomination?

Here’s how a non-partisan journalist might have posed it.

Do you think the senate should reward Condoleezza Rice’s combination of incompetence, dishonesty and refusal to admit mistakes and learn from them with America’s most prestigious cabinet post?
Hey, Eric, we should expect nothing less from MSGOP, the communications ministry for the mothership of death.


The Not-My-Fault Presidency (Continued) 

So, let me get this straight.

The man who promised to restore honor and integrity to the White House is pinning blame on the Department of Education for paying Armstrong Williams to shill for the administration?

We’re supposed to believe this was a rogue operation (which included a payment of a quarter of a million dollars) conducted without approval from the Oval Office?

Karl Rove had no knowledge of this?

This is insulting on a cosmic level. It almost defies comment.

And then this fucking weasel takes a cheap shot at the outgoing Secretary of Education, saying, "We've got new leadership going to the Department of Education."

In other words, “This isn’t my fault, and we’re replacing the guy who fucked up.”

Just one problem here.

This is your fucking fault.

This was a White House-orchestrated swindle. You were using tax-payer money to secretly pay a journalist to spread administration propaganda, and now that this nefarious shit has been exposed, you—being the accountability guy that you are—are pinning the blame on a member of your Cabinet, as if he is somehow insulated from White House policy-making.

As if he acts independently.

As if anyone in your administration acts independently of Dick Cheney and Karl Rove.

What a vile piece of garbage this man is.

This —

One moment…we have breaking news….

I’m now receiving word of another rouge Cabinet department.



Tuesday, January 25, 2005




Goose-Stepping Toward the Rapture  

Jesus, I don’t know how many different ways I can restate or dress-up my astonishment and rage. But here goes.

We are surrounded by evangelical asshole imbeciles.

Fucking A!

How in the hell can this be happening?

This morning I saw a bumper sticker that said, “I Stand with George W. Bush.”


“I Stand with the Lying, Smirking, War-Criminal, Fake Cowboy, Fake Christian, Enron-Enabling, Dick Cheney-Suckling Asshole who is Presiding Over the Darkest Chapter in American History.”

And the owner of the vehicle on which this vile sticker was pasted actually dresses himself, goes to work everyday, can read, can write…?

He’s buying this Bush swindle?


Is it material abundance that breeds this gargantuan idiocy?

Or is it a specifically American brand of intellectual laziness that enables the success of the cruel hoax that is BushCo?

We were lied into a war, and we are being lied into giving up our retirement security, our civil liberties, our reproductive rights, our environment….

Do facts no longer matter?

Not if you’re a Believer.

Do you have a friend or relative that is still buying this shit?

Is your mother or father an idiot?

Is it Grandpa?

Is he the imbecile?

Please send this article to the idiot(s) in your life.


Democrats......With A Spine? 

Are the Dems finally showing that they have a set of Cajones! Could it actually be more than wind blown up our asses that the Democrats and Harry Reid will actually oppose the compassionate conservatives this sessions? I don’t want to call it too soon, but there may actually be a little life left in this failed party.

Don't call me an optimist, Don't call me a believer, but could Americans actually be starting to think for themselves!? At least for a little while, that would be a hell of a lot better than we have done since September 11.



You know, I thought Americans were a rather pissy lot—the kind of people that aren’t afraid to bitch and whine to the waitress if our hamburger isn’t cooked exactly to our liking, or if our exact expectations are not met in any sector of life.

But I guess I was wrong. We must be a nation of pushovers, who don’t seem to mind that our money is being flushed down the toilet for a fucking lie.

Go figure.


Monday, January 24, 2005

Sick Media 

This is just bang on the money.


Sunday, January 23, 2005

My Imbecile Spawn Just Wants to Spread Freedom 

So the Evil Empire summoned The Ghoul from his putrid swamp of death-profiteering to do damage control on Dick Cheney’s war chant—as performed by the drugged puppet .

Count me as reassured.


Saturday, January 22, 2005

Josh Marshall Gets The Hook 

I have removed Marshall’s Talking Points Memo from the “First Reads” list.

I take no pleasure in doing this. Marshall is an intelligent, insightful, and hardworking reporter/blogger with some serious sources inside the beltway. The man has broken some big stories, such as the White House exposure of CIA operative Valerie Plame (anyone remember that story?). He is also one of the first must-read bloggers I ever encountered. Shit, I used to check his site over ten times a day. And he continues to cover stories and issues of the utmost importance—such as the Social Security scam, his current obsession.

But damn, if he hasn’t gotten just boring as hell.

I’m just a bit to pissed off to follow the policy minutia that Marshall covers.


Sorry, Josh.


Friday, January 21, 2005

No Effing Way 

They are not going to attack Iran.

No, no, this would be insanity.



Thursday, January 20, 2005

In Mourning 

This country is over.

Alterman surveys the devastation.


Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Uncle Dick is Throwing me a Party! 

So as you all know BushCo is throwing a party tonight to celebrate stealing another election.

So as the Administration spends a gross amount of money on this gala while soldiers die every day and Southeast Asia struggles to rebuild, look at who is funding this obscene party and vow not to spend your cash with these corprations.

Again, if our votes don't count, vote everyday in the way the NeoCon fuckers understand.

Alternatively, if you spend your cash at blue or progressive companies you can send a message of support.



Not All That Impressed  

While I commend Senator Boxer for putting the screws to the window-dressing I like to refer to as Cheney’s bitch, don’t expect me to get all joyful and teary about it. The fact is that the Democratic Party is a diseased, crippled, corrupted joke—a corpse, really.

Stick a fork in it—then discard.

The opportunity for the Democratic Party to sprout a pair of testicles and mount a serious challenge to ThugCo has long since passed. So no, I’m not going to get all giddy about one seemingly principled senator’s post-mortem dance on the soap box. The game is over. Apart from our own noble gestures of dissent, all we can do is pray that some form of cosmic justice exists and that BushCo self-destructs.

Now, a word from The Prophet.


Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Sucks to be You 

Welcome to the “Ownership Society”.



Allow me to introduce you to Boxkar, a rockin’ group of lads that will be performing at BushCo's inaugural festivities.

Tell me these guys aren’t totally edgy.

The singer is fucking gorgeous.

Is that a hobbit on the right? Cool!

I’m really stoked about this.

TBOGG has the details.

(Hey, but what about the Kid?)


Monday, January 17, 2005

Oh, She is Sooooo Busted 

Did ya’ hear?

She is expected to receive “tough questions” from the Democrats at her confirmation hearings tomorrow.


She is gonna get toasted!

I mean, just look at how BushCo’s entire agenda has been derailed by the Democratic leadership and their tough questions. They are ruthless.

Oooooooooh, this is gonna be good!


Real Men Want to Go to Tehran 

Fuck yes!

Giddy up!

Shit, we may even get this party started before Christmas.

(I wish I could take credit for the title of this post, but I can’t.)


Friday, January 14, 2005

Presidential Wisdom 

Are you kidding me?


Don’t Fuck with Me, Bitch 

Good question.

Here’s the answer.


No Regrets 

This is a brutal but necessary reality check. I recommend you forward it to any clueless assholes in your life who have yet to wake up to the fact that America is in a very, very dark place today.


Thursday, January 13, 2005

Lazy Blogger 

Not so much lazy, as feeling decidedly amateurish in relation to the Big Boys of the left blogosphere. I’m also kinda busy. The first two posts are from the mighty Atrios, who should be read daily (the Atrios comment community is a hilarious universe unto itself — go ahead, dive into the comments on any of his posts).

The third post is from The Poor Man, who has become mandatory reading for me as well. The guy just shreds. In fact, he has taken Kevin Drum’s space on my “First Reads” list. Drum is insufficiently outraged and just too damn wonkish. He has therefore been demoted to the “Other Essentials” list. If he continues to treat Bush as anything less than a war criminal, he’s outta here. Liebermanesque centrist capitulations will not be tolerated. Centrism? Give me a fucking break. This is war. You don't compromise with Nazis. Duh?

Anyway, onto the Big Boys.





Wednesday, January 12, 2005

A Tsunami of Lies 

Regarding the Bush Evil Empire campaign to destroy Social Security (dismantle the entire public realm, really):

Obviously, I don’t have the knowledge to talk nuts and bolts about this thing. I direct you to the eminently qualified economist Paul Krugman for that.

In fact, just consult any respectable economist (i.e., one not on the administration payroll) to determine whether Social Security is in danger of going under.

Be aware, however, that BushCo is rolling out an Iraq-has-WMD-scale campaign to sell the American public the lie that Social Security is going to go “flat bust” if we don’t allow them to “fix” it.

But, guess what? They are lying. I know...hard to believe.

Social Security will be solvent for decades, and, with minor modifications, can remain solvent forever.


But you know their MO: they repeat, repeat, and repeat again flat out lies until they become “reality.” And it works!

This is precisely what we can expect in the coming days, weeks, months regarding the Social Security “crisis.”

This campaign of deception will employ the awesome financial muscle of Wall Street and the loud and effective bullhorn that is the public relations industry.

The former stands to make trillions of dollars on fund management fees (this is the driving force behind the push for privatization).

The latter, the PR industry, is a multi-billion-dollar propaganda arm of right wing state-corporate power (if that sounds ominously conspiratorial to you, I direct you another distinguished scholar).

The PR firms are collecting atronomical, tax-payer-subsidized fees to hawk the fake crisis. Believe it.

And, of course, the mass media will be on board.

An army of administration shills (television, radio, and print) will be employed to drum into our consciousness the impending collapse of the most successful social program in history.

And the imbecile-in-chief will use the bully pulpit to advocate for his Wall Street benefators. God, it's so fucking obvious.

So, please...

Do not allow them to turn this into a “debate.” There is no debate.

Don't be lured into this hall of mirrors.

The liars are lying again. And they have major media firepower—again.

Educate the numbskulls in your life who are susceptible to BushCo lies.

Tell them to consider the source.

Christ, here we go again.


Ashcroft’s Evil Trained Lizard 

He’s the next contestant in the Department of Fatherland Security sweepstakes.

And he’s a vicious little scumbag.

He’ll fit right in with the other blood-drinkers—Cheney, Rummy, and Gonzo.

Um, could we have the street thug back? At least he made me laugh.

Now I'm just scared.


Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Pssst. Hey, buddy. I've got some real old stuff for sale. Cheap. 

One of the most under-publicized outrages of this enormous bed-shitting episode is that BushCo enabled the mass pilfering of the most precious antiquities in the world. Thanks to these lying, incompetent idiots, thousands of artifacts from the earliest human civilizations have been disappeared, destroyed, or dispersed into a giant swap meet.

What’s next? Is Halliburton going to set up shop in the Great Pyramids?

You’ve got to hand it to these guys. When they fuck up, the fuck up everything.

More here. Congrats to friend of Smithantics Tom Strasser for making his voice heard on this incredibly important issue.


Monday, January 10, 2005

Chalk up Two Points for the Mouthbreathers 

In the present unreality, the CBS firings bolster to two wingnut fantasies:

The existence of the liberal media


Bush’s honorable service in the Texas Air National Guard.

Thanks, CBS, you fucking nimrods.


Captain Video 

What a lovely takedown:

It's going to break Norman Podhoretz's peach-pit heart, but it will soon become time to recognize the inevitable and blow the whistle on the World War IV he and the neocons have been so determined to wage. At some point Dick Cheney will place a fatherly paw on Dubya's shoulder and say, "Earth to Captain Video: Time to bug out--I mean, withdraw in an orderly fashion." It's going to be hard breaking the news to the little fella.
Speaking of takedowns, Bob Herbert just tears the bed-shitters a new one.


Death Squads. Cool! 

This oughta win more hearts and minds.
The Pentagon is considering forming hit squads of Kurdish and Shia fighters to target leaders of the Iraqi insurgency in a strategic shift borrowed from the American struggle against left-wing guerrillas in Central America 20 years ago.

Under the so-called “El Salvador option”, Iraqi and American forces would be sent to kill or kidnap insurgency leaders, even in Syria, where some are thought to shelter.
Of course, we can expect these operations to be carried out with the legality and respect for human rights employed in similar operations in Latin America, Asia, and Africa during the Cold War.

So a few million innocents—including nuns and small children—are slaughtered indiscriminately by vicious murderers on the CIA payroll.

It’s the War on Terror, baby.

More here.


Sunday, January 09, 2005

They Shit the Bed 

It’s rather lazy of me to simply repost here what other bloggers say. But this quote from the Poor Man-- via Atrios--just perfectly analogizes the disaster these maniacs walked us into:
I don’t have a single idea for how we can un-shit the bed, and I don’t hold out much hope that this whole bed-shitting episode is ever going to be brought to a lemony-fresh conclusion. I do, however, know who shit the bed.

Yet legions of brain-dead Bushidiots are content to slumber in the soiled sheets of denial, continuing to buy the narrative of Bush the kick-ass cowboy for Christ.

This country is paying dearly for their idiocy.


Saturday, January 08, 2005


I guess being a propaganda tool for a white supremacist regime doesn’t pay after all.

In fact, it got my shameful hack ass fired.

Shit, Shit, Shit!


Friday, January 07, 2005

BushCo’s Xtreme Rocker 

This is deeply troubling—on many levels.

In fact, just ignore this post. Go back to whatever you were doing.

In the meantime, perhaps some higher intelligence will just vaporize this country.



Don’t know what this means?

It has infected American life.

It's fucking infuriating.

It must be squashed.

Click here to find out what it is.

Haven’t registered for the NYT? It’s free and takes just seconds.


Thursday, January 06, 2005

Drinking Liberally  

A fine idea.

Here’s how to start one in your town.

(Sac region people: Anyone interested?)


Well we've all been overwhelmed by the news of the Tsunami disaster.

It is just disgusting the way the regime has reponded to it.
XTCIAN has a great comment on it today. Check it out http://xtcian.com/.

If you haven't already started, Vote with your dollar and speak a language BushCo will understand. Do not spend money at corps that supported Bush in 2004 (sorry guys and gals, no more McDonalds or Amazon.com)

If profits go down, these right wing fucks will start to listen. More later.



Tuesday, January 04, 2005


Do you know me?

As White House Counsel I wrote legal memos that aimed to justify this and this and this.

I’m a very bad guy.

I’m also going to be your new Attorney General, because the Democrats continue to quiver in puddles of fear-induced urine.

See ya’ around.


New to the Blog 

Hey all
I'm posting to let you know I am out here. A guest blogger in the world of the antics... I decided to have a media free weekend and unplug for a bit.

Now I'm back online and hopefully will be a good addition to this pit of angst.



The Ghoul 

Last night, Mike Malloy referred to Poppy Bush as a “ghoul.”

This is an apt characterization.

I mean, just look at him. He is positively ghoulish.

But he is also a ghoul in the literal sense of the word.

For Poppy is a principal in the shadowy defense industry investment house— The Carlyle Group, which makes a fortune on death .

So he slithered out of his lair to make nice about the Tsunami.

I have no doubt Poppy and his cotterie of death pimps will profit handsomely from this human disaster. After all, they cleaned up on 9-11, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

Merriam-Webster defines a ghoul as an “evil being [that] feeds on corpses.”

This is also a good definition for a war-profiteering piece of human garbage like Poppy Bush.

God, I fucking hate these people.


Monday, January 03, 2005

Worth Reposting 

The man simply shreds.

I am in awe.


The Best Page in The Universe 

I haven’t had time to blog today, but it's imperative that I link this page.

Oh, and I’m expecting a new guest poster to chime in.

Viking, you out there? Sound off like you’ve got a pair.


Sunday, January 02, 2005

My Congressman Died 

And he was a leader in the fight against the privatization of Social Security.

This sucks.


Saturday, January 01, 2005

They Just Lie 

Only the bloggers notice.

And it is no small lie to inflate the initial aid offering by $20 million.

God dammit.