Monday, July 31, 2006
Republicans must be waking up every day thanking Jeebus for the fact that the Democrats haven't bothered to notice that everybody hates George Bush.It’s often said that Bush lives in a bubble, isolated from the real world. This is absolutely true of the Dems as well.
Sunday, July 30, 2006
One of my first posts on this blog — over two years ago — was about sick motherfuck Mel Gibson, who ranks with Dick Cheney and Ted Nugent on my most-hated list. In a rational and just world, this foul pig’s latest explosion of insane hate would be a career ender, but, well, you know.
Friday, July 28, 2006
Another random terrible thought. Prepare for McCain to acheive Deity status as we approach 2008.
Thursday, July 27, 2006
The world is BushCo's bloody mess.
But what else is new?
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
How do you spell incompetent piece of shit?
Tuesday, July 25, 2006|
Presidentin’ is hard work.
Monday, July 24, 2006
Liberal Terrorist Sympathizer and I are going to see this film tonight.
Friday, July 21, 2006
Take a step back and survey the domestic and foreign policy wasteland that is the BushCo presidency. When Bush was installed in the White House, you knew it was going to be really, really bad. But I defy any of you to tell me that you knew it would be THIS FUCKING BAD. Holy shit.
Adding to this surreal nightmare is a mainstream media that treats this fucking mess as fairly routine political and geopolitical turbulence. Sure, Bush is a beleaguered leader, they acknowledge, but Americans generally like their “beer buddy” president.
I am so ashamed for humanity.
Oh, and shhhhhhhhh.
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Election 2008. While a growing number of Americans are fed up with Bush, a critical mass are too stupid to actually connect Bush to the Republican party. In other words, they’ll gladly vote for a “better” Republican for president (e.g., Saint McCain or Saint Rudy). Of course, the Democrats will provide a hearty assist in the achievement of this nightmare.
Think that sounds far-fetched.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
I think it might be illegal for me to post what I think should happen to William Kristol.
Ditto for Perle, Wolfowitz, Feith, Ledeen, Gingrich (yes, he’s a card-carrying neocon) et al.
Even the lockstep irrelevant hack George Will is fed up with “General Kristol.”
Monday, July 17, 2006
Man, there’s so much going on (Middle East clusterfuck, etc.) and I’m too damn busy to chime in today.
Load up that comment box!
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Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Random thought for the day. BushCo has been absolutely shitting on our military for six years now, deploying our forces into unnecessary wars with insufficient equipment, cutting veterans benefits, etc., etc. Yet, a ridiculous code of command prevents the active-duty military from openly resisting the abuses heaped upon it by some sniveling AWOL frat boy and his merry band of chickenhawks (never forget Cheney’s five deferments from service in Vietnam).
Saturday, July 08, 2006
Oh, and Fried Wire, you seemed incredulous yesterday about my profoundly intense hatred for Ted Nugent?
I brought these videos back from my visit to the frontlines of the brutal video war that is taking place between Atrios and some other bloggers. You really should go see it for yourself , but on the chance that you ignore my good advice, I offer you this masterpiece.
Friday, July 07, 2006
A scan of my favorite blogs yielded nothing I care to comment on. I’ve been tempted to get into the Lieberman –Lamont battle, but Atrios, Kos, and others have it covered.
Another thought that has been kicking around my noggin: Is anyone seriously pinning hope on elections 2006 and 2008? It boggles my mind that anyone still has any faith in the Democratic establishment. Just how much cowardice, cluelessness, and staggering incompetence do the Dems have to demonstrate? Take California, for example, a gigantic political / economic / electoral powerhouse — shit, it’s a god damn country. And look who’s leading the Democratic battle against Arnold: an invisible man, a stiff, a poster boy for bureaucratic blandness, a sure loser, a fucking gift to BushCo. You don’t think this disaster-in-the-making is representative of the national Democratic “strategy”? Am I missing something here? Is there a crop of progressive, charismatic Democrats poised for electoral success in 2006 and 2008 that I’m not aware of? Is there a grassroots Democratic movement, flying under the radar, that is going to rise up and reclaim the country from the corporo-theocratic juggernaut. If so, they had better get on the radar or else we’re fucked for another decade or more.
Thursday, July 06, 2006
Noron’s hopeless crush on the idiot-war-criminal-in-chief has been well documented on this blog. Watch her defend her pretend boyfriend against that bitch Cindy Sheehan. Fucking incredible
Whole lotta nuthin' goin' on.
And yes, I'm aware of the North Korea missile launch.
Might as well have a good laugh with an old friend.
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
A highly reliable source told me that this movie is a must-see. He implored me to see it as soon as possible.
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
From Seymour Hersh’s latest:
“A senior military official told me, “Even if we knew where the Iranian enriched uranium was—and we don’t—we don’t know where world opinion would stand. The issue is whether it’s a clear and present danger. If you’re a military planner, you try to weigh options. What is the capability of the Iranian response, and the likelihood of a punitive response—like cutting off oil shipments? What would that cost us?” Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and his senior aides “really think they can do this on the cheap, and they underestimate the capability of the adversary,” he said.”The Pentagon is crawling with lunatics.
Monday, July 03, 2006
The brownshirt swine we face today would have made McCarthy blush.
Make sure to click the internal links for background.
Sunday, July 02, 2006
Watch Bill “Dice” Bennett get smacked in the mouth by Dana Priest.
Some idiot reviewed our recent gig on his web site.
Unfortunately having to play last at the end of a long night was Army of Trees. I had a strange feeling that I was seeing double all night long, come to find out... I was!Okay, I know you’re racking your brain to recall what the father in “Teen Wolf” looked like. The actor is James Hampton. Here’s a picture of him.
Army of Trees is a power-pop band led by Brad, and Chris Teichman. Identical twins. In this day in age, where everyone is in a band and all of them need a gimmick, this one was a no brain-er! Although I did find it funny that their drummer, Steve, looked strikingly similar to the father in the 1985 coming of age film “Teen Wolf.”
When they started playing, my first impression pretty much stuck with me throughout the show. They sound sort of like a tamed, clean cut, Nimrod-era Green Day cover band. It reminded me of an underused genre name from a few years back called “Shoe gazer.” Chalk that up to the fact that the Teichmans bear an obvious resemblance to Rivers Cuomo of Weezer.
Their strengths are easily identifiable. They're crunchy, poppy, happy, and up beat. In between a few songs the twins randomly decide to switch instruments on a handful of occasions. Although when it did happen, they would sound really hokey until they switched back.
The weaknesses sadly, are just as easy to take note of. The entire premise of the band to me seemed a little dated. I’m not a trend worshiper by any standard... but I’ve literally heard hundreds of bands like this. Army of Trees doesn’t really separate themselves from a rat race that was held seven or eight years ago. Sorry guys...