Monday, June 27, 2005
Here’s something for your saliva glands.
I’ve been moving all weekend and virtually cut off from Planet BushCo. A quick scan of the blogs this morning yielded this gem.
I love it when they eat their own!
What else is going on?
Friday, June 24, 2005
I know I’ve posted this at least a couple of times, but it’s one of the funniest things I’ve ever read.
And, um, we all could use a good laugh.
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
How could anyone argue with this?
Either sign up, or shut the fuck up.
Morford on our national nightmare.
I disagree with the notion that the DSM simply restates what we already know and thus has no real impact. In fact, this line of thinking pisses me off. The addition of new evidence in an already strong case should not be dismissed in this manner. The accumulation of evidence matters. Shit, this is a basic principle of jurisprudence. It’s called circumstantial evidence.
Anyway, he’s right that the people in the position to take legal action against BushCo ARE BushCo.
So no matter how strong the circumstantial evidence against these fascist cocksuckers, we’re nowhere until we have a true smoking gun (e.g., Bush confessing on national TV that he lied the country into war).
That’s the standard that has to be met, and it is fucking infuriating.
Tuesday, June 21, 2005|
Monday, June 20, 2005|
This excellent editorial requires OC Register registration (which takes about ten seconds). It is well worth your time. It’s analysis like this that gives me hope that history will catch up to BushCo.
This is a great post on Daily Kos about the awakening of a right wing ass. The lead-up is rather long, but here’s the payoff:
As I am leaving and going out to my car...Here he comes...The Brother in Law. Oh God!!!! I can't, I just can't put up with this ignorant ass, I swear this is it. I don't even care about my sisters, nephews, or even my dad. I have decided it is time for the dam to break wide open. I don't care if I am never invited back to my sisters again. If he brings any political shit up I am gonna bust him. I have 20 years building up inside of me. So, he comes over to my car and says...."Hey..I didn't have a chance to talk to you much tonight..I just wanted to let you know...there is this great radio station here in LA..it's new..it's on channel 1150...it's called Air American...These guys have really made me think...I have totally change my mind....Even though I now think all politicans are crooks....I cannot believe how I have been brainwashed the last 20 years. Once I had a place to go to, to listen to, the hear the other side...I was really able to see things clearly...that President of our needs to be in Fucking Jail, along with the other Republican Crooks in the Senate. If they fucking think I am giving them my Son's to fight their illegal oil war they have another thing coming. Do you know about the DSM and how Bush lied and fudged the intelligence to force us into war way before he went to the UN with those lies. I will pack up and move to Argentina or Spain before I'll let my sons die in Bushs war. And do you know about this Bolton guy that they want to place into the UN for the US? What a fucking Idiot. He hates the UN. Do you know what happened this past election in OHIO? Do you know about this Attorney General named Gonzales who supports Torture? Do you know about Dick Cheney and the Halliburton kickbacks, do you know.........."Please, God, let it be true.
This pretty much proved it for me. When it hits this close to home it really makes you think....American has had it...It is all down hill for Bush from now on. Trust me..My Brother in Law was Archie Bunker. He has changed. He has turned on them. He was not a swing voter. He was not an undecided voter. He was a Republican. Things have gotten so bad, that they all want a way out. They are done with Bush, his war and the Republicans. They had their chance, they blew it. If you could have heard my Brother in Law go off on the Schiavo thing you wouldn't have believed it. "Fucking President flies back on our fucking dime, to sign a bullshit bill that doesn't mean shit, to save a woman, who didn't even want to exist in this state in the first place. Now they are coming into our bedrooms and telling us how and what to do with our lives. And what's with this fucking religious stuff"
We must not let up. We must continue to fight. We are doing it. Even if we change one person a day, I will keep on going. This is a man who I never thought till his last dying day, would go to his grave believing Bush and the Republicans and their Bullshit and pathetic lies. If he can cross over anyone can. Keep fighting the good fight...They are going down...fast and hard.
I’ve been so obsessed with the Downing Street memo that I’ve paid only cursory attention to this dirty little mess.
Sunday, June 19, 2005
Daily Kos’ weekly round-up of the Sunday flight of fantasy.
He’s gonna get McCained if he keeps this up.
Plain and simple.
Fuck you, Tim.
Let me go on record right now and say that this credit-card-company-whoring, Iraq-war-authorizing, Israeli-fascist-state-supporting, Repub-lite will not have my vote.
When I said “never again” (re: Kerry), I meant it.
I'll vote for the homosexual, environmentalist, cross-dresser before I ever vote for a Democratic Establishment "moderate" again.
Friday, June 17, 2005
I sick of writing about BushCo, and I’d rather post about something else. It’ll also provoke some good banter from Mr. Underhill.
In these Dark Times, have you temporarily forgotten the depth of your appreciation for an artist — an actor, a director, a musician, a writer, a painter, an athlete — that you just absolutely love, or has deeply influenced your life? Maybe this artist is not altogether forgotten, but, perhaps, neglected.
Now here’s the funny part. My neglected artist is Nicko McBrain, the drummer for Iron Maiden!
Yes, scoff, laugh, shake your head in disgust. But those who know Nicko know that he is one of the most exciting, elegant, dynamic, emotional, crazy, colorful, fun drummers ever. This is not some cheeseball metal idiot. McBrain is a hilarious, flamboyant, intelligent, and consummate gentleman Englishman — who also loves to put down a pint or twenty. I guarantee that if you met him, you would love him. I actually had the pleasure of meeting him — twice!
Anyway, I love this man. I don’t think 30 seconds go by when I’m drumming that I don’t think of him —or try to rip him off!
So, if your laughing right now, piss off! Nicko is a God to me.
I recommend that you go back an reacquaint yourself with one of your all-time fave heros. Go put on that album that you figured you don't have to listen to anymore because it's embedded in your consciousness.
Happy “Misleading Congress is an Impeachable Offense” Friday!
Thursday, June 16, 2005
WHAT: Democratic Hearing on Downing Street Minutes and Pre-war intelligence
WHEN: Thursday, June 16, 2005, 2:30pm
WHERE: HC-9 The Capitol
(Overflow Room – 430 S. Capitol Street, SE – The Wasserman Room)
WITNESSES: Joe Wilson, Former Ambassador and WMD Expert
Ray McGovern, 27-year CIA analyst who prepared regular Presidential briefings during the Reagan administration
Cindy Sheehan, mother of fallen American soldier
John Bonifaz, renown constitutional lawyer
From Rep. Conyers:
Following the hearing, I will personally deliver a letter with stacks and stacks of signatures to the White House. This is the culmination of all of your efforts and I hope Thursday makes you very proud. I also hope at the end of the day tomorrow, we will all feel that the truth has begun to be known by more and more Americans and that we are all re-invigorated to do the critical work that comes next.
More info at ConyersBlog
Wednesday, June 15, 2005
This is brutal!
Cindy Sheehan of Vacaville, Calif., accused President Bush of lying to the nation about a war which has consumed tens of billions of dollars and claimed more than 1,700 American lives -- including the life of Army Specialist Casey Austin Sheehan.Oh, fuck yes.
Sheehan was one of more than a dozen activists who were scheduled to speak at yesterday's anti-war rally at the Red Mile, which was organized by the Clergy and Laity Network and co-sponsored by dozens of liberal religious organizations.
Sheehan ridiculed Bush for saying that it's "hard work" comforting the widow of a soldier who's been killed in Iraq.
"Hard work is seeing your son's murder on CNN one Sunday evening while you're enjoying the last supper you'll ever truly enjoy again. Hard work is having three military officers come to your house a few hours later to confirm the aforementioned murder of your son, your first-born, your kind and gentle sweet baby. Hard work is burying your child 46 days before his 25th birthday. Hard work is holding your other three children as they lower the body of their big (brother) into the ground. Hard work is not jumping in the grave with him and having the earth cover you both," she said.
Since her son's death, Sheehan has made opposition to the Bush administration a full-time job.
"We're watching you very carefully and we're going to do everything in our power to have you impeached for misleading the American people," she said, quoting a letter she sent to the White House. "Beating a political stake in your black heart will be the fulfillment of my life ... ," she said, as the audience of 200 people cheered.
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Do what you need to do to watch and listen to this video clip.
This Downing Street Memo is beginning to take on a religious importance to me.
I should know fuckin' better, but I'm on board.
It must be an inate human will to belief that drives this masocism.
I find needed catharsis and hope (however misplaced) in these sites. The second one in particular is quite impressive.
The Downing Street Memo
After Downing Street.org
I just looked over my last few posts and noticed that I’m still alternating between cynicism and hope about the Downing Street memo.
Make that I “was” alternating.
That sucker is plummeting down the memory hole at light speed.
This article just nails the Democrats’ astonishing ignorance of how the press in this country works.
Any regular reader of this blog has a better understanding of the MSM than any Democratic politician.
What kind of insulated bizzarro world do these people live in?
How can they be so fucking obtuse?
Michael Jackson kooks: More support for the case that this planet should be vaporized by a higher intelligence.
Monday, June 13, 2005
The MSM are working overtime to push the “nothing to see here, move along” narrative,* but this puppy just might have legs.
And this is a must read.
* How cosmically infuriating is it that the whore brigade of Russert, Matthews, Broder, et al. are so umbilically tied to the White House message machine that they would attempt to kill the bombshell of the new century?
Slam fucking dunk.
Friday, June 10, 2005|
The lefty blogosphere is all atwitter over BushCo’s tanking approval numbers. I guess they think we’re still in an election cycle.
Sorry, but I’m having trouble getting excited about this, namely because of the simple fact that these fuckers are in office regardless of their sinking poll numbers.
And anyways, I’m sure Rove will cook something up to bump up those numbers. It won’t take much to get the imbeciles who have strayed to get back in BushCo’s corner. Not much at all.
Why do I have the feeling that BushCo isn’t cracking a sweat over this?
Given what they’ve gotten away with thus far, would you?
It’s kinda like the petition asking for answers about the Downing Street memo.
Cheney will wipe his ass with that petition and then toss it in the round file.
A Blog of Hope.
Thursday, June 09, 2005
Isn’t it pathetic how many of us still believe that revelations of impeachable actions by BushCo might actually bring the bastards down? Funny how that works. Our minds are still trained to make logical assumptions and connections despite the fact that the rational world has long since passed. Old habits die hard, I guess.
I know this sounds facetious, but I am dead serious.
Do not make the error of applying historical analogies or earlier standards of justice to the New Reality. Everything that happened before means nothing.
Here’s a small example. The Nixon administration was brought down by dogged investigative reporting and a functioning system of checks and balances.
These features of American life are now dead.
I think it’s time to envision an alternative way of living. If I had any good sense, I would chuck my TV, move to a beautiful and remote area with my wife and cats, and just try to make the most out of my life despite the fact that my country is over. Time is a wastin.'
Okay, now that I’ve bummed everyone out, allow the Rude Pundit to cheer you up.
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
You fucking idiot!
Eric, you are wasting your time.
George W. Bush’s approval rating is now a full twenty points lower than Bill Clinton’s was on the day he was impeached. Dear media, that means you gotta stop referring to him as a “popular president,” and no less important, stop treating him like one. If you want to be wimps about everything, fine, just don’t blame it on his ‘popularity.’ Blame it on yourselves.The media are a bunch of teenage girls in the presence of a rock star. “Look at me!” “No, look at ME!”
Except teenage girls are much smarter than the media dolts. They know the precise second the rock star is “out” and they drop him like yesterday’s garbage. Not so with the MSM, who continue their obsequious fawning over the criminal jackass.
And if that wasn’t sad enough. The braindead herd animals that comprise roughly half of this country’s adult population continue to buy the “popular wartime president” narrative that the media advances through a pathetic mixture of careerism and stupidity. It’s a self-generating cycle of idiocy that is
Sunday, June 05, 2005
Poor Mark. He’s so disoriented and exhausted from the increasingly difficult task of supporting fascist thugs that he let this statement fall from his self-deluded ass:
“But then of course your ilk continues to prop up dictators and genocidal leaders (Stalin, Pol Pot, Khmer Rouge, Castro, Mao, Saddam), so what do u care for free elections?”
Sorry, to drop that most painful image on you, Mark. I realize it kinda takes a big dump on the whole “spreading freedom” handjob to which you winguts so naively succumb. I know it triggers painful contortions of logic and deep denial. Shit, I think Hannity blew out a knee trying to spin his way out of it.
But there it is again. Soooo….
Begin Rationalizing Your Support for the Republican Party and the Reagan-Bush Crime Family, Who Have Been In the Business of Arming Genocidal Thugs for Decades!
Go! Go! Go!
Er, um….Sadaam was good back then! He was helping stop the spread of Islamic fundamentalism from Iran. It was only later that he “turned bad” and started gassing his own people. He wasn’t considered our ally when he did all the bad stuff.
Oh, shit. Scratch that.
That photo is a fake!
Rumsfeld never set foot on….
They hate us for our freedom!
Time's up. You lose. Again.
Next week on the Orwellian Olympics: The wingnuts attempt to squirm their way around more damming evidence that the Bush Administration and its Republican allies are
Friday, June 03, 2005
Pummel the troll if you're so inclined.
Thursday, June 02, 2005
Please read and sign this letter and pass it far and wide.